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Valle: Book 2 of the Heku Series by T.M. Nielsen

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Valle: Book 2 of the Heku Series by T.M. Nielsen
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Download Book1: Heku and Book3: Encala

Emily discovers more about the heku's past, and comes face-to-face with the intelligent, yet fierce faction, the Valle. They fight to gain control of the last Winchester, and will do anything to obtain her, even if it means killing those she loves.

A change in the Equites threatens to put Chevalier into a position of power, but also to tear apart the relationship he has with Emily. The heku’s violent past haunts Emily and she begins to wonder how dangerous her affiliation with the Equites is.


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Emily stretched out on the large bed  and realized she was alone.  She sat up and searched the bedroom but didn't see him, then sighed and laid back down. The bed felt amazing this morning and she didn't want to get up. Only a few minutes later, she stumbled out of bed and ran into the bathroom.

Morning sickness had gotten stronger over the last few days, and she'd spent a good part of her day sitting on the cold tile floor. Chevalier didn't know, she somehow managed to keep it from him, afraid of how he would react even though it was perfectly normal.

“Em?” Chevalier called into the room.

Emily cleared her throat and called back to him, “Will be out in a sec.”

“I have some breakfast for you, Gordon sent up biscuits and gravy.” She heard the sound of a tray being placed on the small table by the fire.

Emily fought against the lurch in her stomach at the thought of gravy, but it was too much and she turned back to the toilet.

“Emily?” She heard him run into the bathroom, his voice was worried.

“Go away,” she finally managed to say.

“Can I get you something?” He knelt down by her as she laid her cheek on the cold floor.

“Get that food out of here,” she told him, and then shut her eyes. Chevalier sighed, “Maybe you should see the doctor.”

“I‟m fine, just don't bring food into the bedroom.” She wished he would leave so she could take a nap on the floor.

He was out the door and removed the tray from the room, then returned to her side before she even realized he'd left.

“Let me put you to bed,” he said, sliding his hands under her.

“No, this feels better.” She moved her face to a new spot and sighed as the cold tile cooled her cheek.

He watched her for a few minutes, wishing there was something he could do.

“Go away,” she said again.

“If you need me, just call,” he told her as he left hesitantly. Chevalier  stepped  into  the  ante-chamber  and  told  Anna  to leave

Emily alone, then went down to his office and picked up the phone, dialing quickly.

“Doctor Edwards, please,” he said hurriedly.

“He's with a patient, may I help you?” the nurse asked.

“No, tell him it's Chevalier and tell him, now.” She could tell by the tone in his voice that he wasn't to be messed with.

“One moment please.” Her voice was irritated.

It was only a few minutes later that Dr. Edwards was on the phone, “This is Dr. Edwards.”

“Doctor, this is Chevalier, from the island.”

“Yes, I remember.” He honestly sounded pleased. “My wife, she's pregnant and...”

“Yes I know. I saw her last week.”

Chevalier paused and then smiled slightly, “Yes, I guess you did.

She's pretty sick now, can you come?”

“Sick as in a fever, or sick as in nauseous?” the doctor asked, concerned.

“Nauseous”

“It's morning sickness. She'll be fine in a month or so.”

“A month?!?” Chevalier couldn't believe how blasé the doctor was about it.

“Yes, get her some soda crackers and Sprite, that'll help.”

“Right, I'll do that.” He wrote the two items down on a slip of paper.

“Call if she gets worse. As long as she's eating and gaining weight, she'll be fine,” the doctor said kindly.

“Sure, ok,” Chevalier said, and hung up the phone.

He stepped out of his office and called for a young heku that was walking past, “You… come here.”

The young heku turned to him, terrified, “Y.. yes, Sir?” “Can you sail a yacht?”

“Yes, Sir.”

“There's one docked to the south of the pier, take it and go into town immediately and get these. When you get back, give them to Anna,” he demanded, and handed him the list before heading up to Emily's room.

Emily wasn't in bed yet. He rounded the corner and was about to  tell her he was taking her to bed when he saw her sound asleep on the floor.  He sat down beside her and leaned up against the wall to wait.

Several hours passed and Chevalier was debating moving her to bed when he heard Anna in the next room. He got up quietly to meet her, “Did he get it?”

Anna nodded and sat down a box of crackers and some cold Sprite  in a glass, “You didn't specify, though, so he brought back 16 cases of crackers and 64 big bottles of Sprite.”

Chevalier smiled. He was pleased at the amount, he'd rather have too much than not enough.

Anna looked toward the bathroom, “How is she, Sir?”

He glanced at the door then back to Anna, “She's asleep on the floor.”