Abigail stared for a moment. Aside from both being very good looking men, there was no resemblance at all between the blond newcomer and Khait. “I…” She turned toward the others, and she noted the professor had gone pale. “Uh…”
Professor Kravitz staggered a little, and Magda guided him to a chair. The professor immediately started taking deep breaths while Magda looked at him in confusion. “I’m not sure what just…” Magda glanced at the blond man. “Explain?”
“It’s uh…” The blond man sighed. “I’m sorry.”
“No, it’s…” Khait slowly nodded and then stepped back before swallowing. “You remember me.”
“Yes and no.” The blond man gave him a gentle smile. “Enough to know you’re my little brother.” He smoothed the front of Khait’s shirt. “Usariel.”
“Little…” Things clicked, and then it was her turn to stagger. She caught herself, then took a couple deep breaths.
Khait turned toward her and took her hand, pulling her a little closer before putting an arm around her waist. “This is my girlfriend, Abigail.”
“Are you okay, Tomer?” Magda was patting the professor’s back as he kept taking deep breaths. He shook his head, his eyes wide. Abigail couldn’t really blame him.
“It’s nice to meet you.” The blond man held out a hand, and she took it. His handshake was firm. “I’m Gabriel.”
“Nice to…” If Khait hadn’t had his arm around her, she might have ended up on the ground. No wonder the professor was freaking out. Khait’s brother was… No. Usariel’s brother was… She swallowed. “Gabriel.” Then she looked at Khait. “Gabriel?”
“Yes.” Khait was smiling. It slowly faded as he gave her a concerned look, then his eyes widened. “Oh. Shit.” He turned back toward Gabriel. “You. What are you doing here? How are you here? Why are you here? You shouldn’t be here. All the seals are intact. It’s against the rules for you to be here.”
“And yet, here I am.” Gabriel shrugged. “When it is time for me to know more, I will. For now…” He nodded to Khait, then glanced over at the others. “Is the professor alright?”
“Really not sure.” Magda exhaled. Then she took a deep breath. “So…” She glanced from Gabriel to Khait and back again. “The name isn’t a coincidence. You’re actually Gabriel.”
“I thought you knew that already.” Gabriel raised an eyebrow at her.
“Yeah, but like knowing a pan is hot versus actually putting your hand down on it…” Magda sighed, then patted Professor Kravitz’s shoulder. “It’s already, Tomer. He is definitely one of the good guys.”
“Khait…” Professor Kravitz looked up at him hopefully. “Can you perhaps do that thing again where you make me not remember certain events?”