Lachlan and Teague sat on either side of Kennedy, worriedly rubbing his back as he threw up again. Teague’s wolf whined and Lachlan’s heart hammered loudly in his chest. He had been like this for three days and they didn’t understand why. Vampires couldn’t catch diseases, so it worried them.
“Sorry guys.” Kennedy finally said and Lachlan handed him his glass of water.
“You don’t have to apologize, baby.” Lachlan answered.
“It’s our job to take care of you.” Teague added.
Kennedy flushed the toilet and they helped him up so he could brush his teeth. They then got him into bed and curled up next to him. “I don’t know what’s wrong. I was fine and then suddenly this.”
“If you were a woman I’d think you were pregnant.” Teague teased.
“Very funny.” Kennedy replied.
“How do you feel?” Lachlan asked.
“I don’t know, sick, upset, but weirdly happy.” Both Lachlan and Teague raised their heads. “I’m not pregnant guys, I’m a guy.”
Lachlan shook his head. “We’re aware.”
“Very aware.” Teague added.
“But did you bump into anyone or help anyone?” Lachlan asked.
“Yeah, I brushed up against a woman on my way out of class.” Lachlan fell back with a relieved sigh and Teague chuckled. “What?”
“Empathy.” Lachlan answered.
“It looks like one of your powers manifested.” Teague added.
“Something you got from that creature who changed you.” Lachlan explained. “You had us worried. You bumped into a pregnant woman and picked up her emotions and other feelings and you can’t shut it off.”
“We didn’t exactly ask that monster what his abilities were before we killed him.”
“That means we’ll have to find his sire.” Lachlan said and he and Teague wrapped their arms around Kennedy. “That was terrifying.”