Chapter 9: How Can I Help

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Sun light beamed in through the windows shining right on her face. She was starting to wake up but didn't want to open her eyes. Vaira felt that if she did this would all disappear as if it were just a dream, but it felt so good she never wanted this to end.

Suddenly the loud ring of a cellphone sounded waking Magnus up.

She felt a shift in the bed and his groggy voice filled the room.

"Hello?... I'll be right there, give me like twenty minutes... Alright."

The bed shifted once more and his arms wrapped around her waist, his lips kissing her behind her ear.

"Hey, Vaira." He whispered. Slowly she opened her eyes and turned to face him. "I have to go to the Institute. I have no idea how long I'll be."

"Is something wrong?"

"A friend of mine was attacked. They want me to check the wards immediately. Feel free to do whatever you want here, just don't destroy my home."

She lightly chuckled. "I promise. Go do your job." Vair smiled.

"I'll be back as soon as I can." Magnus pressed a sweet kiss to her lips then stood and walked into the bathroom.

Vaira wondered to herself if she was starting to love this man and if he felt the same way.

She stood from the bed only wearing her underwear and swiftly slipped her dress back on.

What was she supposed to do until he got back? It's not like there's a whole lot to do. Maybe she could sneak out when she knows for sure that he's gone.

That's exactly what she did. As soon as Magnus stepped through the portal she walked right our of the loft. She hadn't left the building since she got there because Magnus deemed her to dangerous for mundanes to be around. She pretty much came from one jail only to be stuck in another. Only difference is the person keeping her locked up here was hotter then hell itself.

It was so bright and warm, everyone in town seemed to be outside. Seeing where she was Vaira just walked to a park she knew was nearby.

The sound of laughing children was like music to her ear, but also brought great pain to her heart. She would never be able to have children. It could never happen simply because of what she was. Warlocks are a very lonely breed of monster, never to be loved.

But was that true? Could she never be loved? It's what her grandmother told her and her brother before their mother took them away and she always thought it was true. But after last night it couldn't be. Magnus had to have felt something for her.

God, now she was turning into the girls she would always mock. The ones that would spend hours thinking about a boy that would never even know they existed. Magnus probably just thought last night was nothing. He seems like the king of guy that would sleep around anyways. She may even dodge a bullet by ignoring her feelings for him.

Vaira sat there for hours watching children play and thinking about her pretty messed up situation. Being a fugitive of the Downworld, an orphan, and a danger to the public didn't really settle her thoughts all that well. She didn't even realize it was starting to get dark until the phone that Magnus gave her started ringing in her pocket.

Magnus was the only one that knew of this number so she answered right away.

"Magnus?" She questioned after answering the call.

"Yeah, it's me. Do you know where the Hotel Dumort is?" He asked.

"Yeah, why?"

"Because, my friends and I need your help saving someone."


"A rather important Seelie. If he dies, it could mean war."

Vaira scoffed. "I assume this is Shadowhunters doing?"

"Yeah..." He sighed.

"Unbelievably. I'll do whatever I can."

"Okay, meet up with Clary and Jace at the hotel. I have a bit more work to do here at the Institute."

"I'll be there."

"Stay safe and out of sight."

She choked back a laugh before replying. "I promise." Vaira smiled at his concern.

"See you as soon as I can."

"I'll see you then..."

Vaira ran as fast as she could to the hotel. At this moment she really wished she knew how to make portals like Magnus does.

It didn't take her long to get there, but still longer then she would have liked. When she arrived Clary and Jace were walking out with a few other people.

Vaira walked up to them and someone spoke catching her attention right away.

"Vaira? What are you doing here?" Izzy asked.

She hadn't realized she was there. "Izzy..." She smiled and pulled her into a hug. Izzy had been the only Shadowhunter that treated her like an equal so she was happy to see her. "Magnus sent me to help. Something about a Seelie?"

Izzy fround. "My friend Meliorn is in trouble."

"How can I help?"

"How can I help?"

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