About a week after the Imprint, Ash's parents came to visit.
The doorbell rang.
"Shit!"Ash exclaimed. She slowly opened the door and her father's nose was in the air.
"What do I smell?"he asked. Alice sniffed the air, then reached into a large purse and pulled out the book Ash had been dreading...the handbook. Ash cussed under her breath.
Alice flipped to the very last page and Ash knew what it said:
"Ashlynn...who has Imprinted you?"Rafaello and Alice said at the same time. Ash sucked in a breath. Rafaello death stared his daughter.
"Dad! It's not what you think! No one forced himself on me!"Ash blurted."You know 'im!"She held up her hands in surrender.
Rafaello's iron gaze turned from her. He grabbed her wrist and sniffed it."It does smell familiar..."
Alice smiled. She took out her iPhone. She texted someone
Drake's cell phone beeped. He saw Alice's text.
Was it u?
He texted back.
I'll be right up to explain, Mrs. Black His texting grammar was way better than hers.
He was sitting in a small throne next to his father's. Lord Shahkman looked at his son. He took in a long sniff.
"You smell like Ashlynn..."he blamed. Drake nodded. The devil smiled.
Drake snapped his fingers and disappeared in a cloud of smoke.
Ash's head was bowed. She was sitting cross-legged on the couch. Drake appeared in front of Rafaello.
"Mr. Black! I--"he started. Rafaello held up his hand to stop
"Boy...you Imprint my daughter without my permission and you expect me not to curse you out...?Hmm?" he asked. Drake thought about what to say. He chose his words carefully. Ash shot him a look that said 'please don't tell him about the knife!'.
"Mr. Black...I am so sorry I hadn't asked you first! But I just--"
Rafaello stopped him again.
"Boy...you have my respect...but don't EVER go doing something behind my back or without my permission! What do you think, Alice?"
The warrior looked at Rafaello, then Drake, then her daughter.
"I agree, Raff..."she said after a pause. Drake wanted to cry out in joy. Ash smiled...she could sense his every powerful emotion.
"Drake, I don't want my neighbors to get any ideas, so don't even think about it..."she said. Her parents laughed.
Lord Shahkman, of course, was looking into his little crystal ball... And he watched every move his son made. Constantine was behind him, also watching.
"WHAT THE HELL!!YELL AT HIM DAD!!"he yelled. Lots Shahkman smiled.
"I'm not angry with him... Or her. In fact, I'm satisfied."
"DAD!! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?! You complain about me and Safire, but you LIKE Drake and Ash together?!BULLSHIT!!!"He stormed out.