My fingers stroked the ground beneath them, clawing at the damp gravel.
I inhaled, or at least, I tried to, but something was stuffed in my mouth, making me gag.
What the hell?
I tried to move, but pain shot through my head and back, forcing me to stay still.
I wiggled my toes, relieved when I felt them rubbing against the dirt.
It was dark, and I raised my arm, only to hear a clink of chain preventing me from reaching in front of me.
I panicked, tugging both arms at the same time, dread filling my stomach when my movements s
DOMINICThis place was like a fucking maze.Twists and turns in the dark, damp soil filling my nostrils as I land on the floor with a thud.Within seconds I was on my feet, my back pressed against a wall, my eyes adjusting quickly to my surroundings."Come, Dominic," Lyle commanded gruffly, beckoning me to follow him."Where's Amber?" I snarled, bored of his fucking trail of breadcrumbs already.Flames of light flickered on the walls that came into view; weathered rock held my shadow prisoner as I followed Lyle, passing grates on the floor that held weeping women. DANTEI followed Axel into the woods, my wolf whining that I should’ve told someone in the pack where I was going and withwhom.I could’ve, of course. But I didn’t want anyone else to die.The air was thick with blood and fear, my own included.I couldn’t live without Amber.When I’d left earlier, I’d considered never coming back to the pack.I’d considered leaving Amber to be with Dominic, with no thought for myself.It would’ve been simple—Dominic would become Alpha, and Amber remained the Luna.But I’d heard her cries, her whimpers of fear, and I’d turned back, desperate to do the right thing.It seemed that was all I ever tried to do; the right thing.But what was the right thing?Axel and I shifted, changing into our wolves before thundering through the forest, my nose pricking at the scent of Amber and Dominic.
Torn between the Alphas Chapter 39
DANTEI followed Axel into the woods, my wolf whining that I should’ve told someone in the pack where I was going and withwhom.I could’ve, of course. But I didn’t want anyone else to die.The air was thick with blood and fear, my own included.I couldn’t live without Amber.When I’d left earlier, I’d considered never coming back to the pack.I’d considered leaving Amber to be with Dominic, with no thought for myself.It would’ve been simple—Dominic would become Alpha, and Amber remained the Luna.But I’d heard her cries, her whimpers of fear, and I’d turned back, desperate to do the right thing.It seemed that was all I ever tried to do; the right thing.But what was the right thing?Axel and I shifted, changing into our wolves before thundering through the forest, my nose pricking at the scent of Amber and Dominic.
AMBER“No!” I screamed, fighting to reach Dominic, who was gazing at me with sadness.He couldn’t trade places with me.I won’t let him.Dominic changed back into his human form, his eyes glittering dangerously as he studied my captor.“You want to keep me as your captive instead of Amber?” Dominic frowned, tilting his head to the side.“Don’t!” I pleaded, trying to pull myself free of Lyles' grasp.“Yes, you. But not as my captive, as my…warrior.”The very idea of Dominic doing this asshole's bidding was enough to make me die.“You think I’ll barter with you? Why don't I kill you now and be done with it?” Dominic growled, clenching his fists.Pain shot through my side as I gasped, dropping to my knees as I clutched at my waist.Blood poured through my fingers, and I exhaled harshly, trying to remain calm, so Dominic didn&
DOMINICLyle, the magic bastard, has ways of pissing me off that no one had been able to reach before.But that didn’t mean I was going to bend to his fucking orders and rules; fuck no.The minute he threw me into the room, I gagged, the stench of rotting meat too much to bear.“Let me out, you fucker!” I roared, pounding my fists on the door.Amber’s been stabbed; we have to get out of here! My wolf commanded, hurling us once more at the door.The idea of our mate bleeding in agony, alone, was enough to make me eat my way through the fucking door.But it wouldn’t budge.Not an inch.Defeated, I turned to take in my surroundings, lifting my shirt to cover my nose. Even my wolf was repulsed, and he ate raw meat.What was this place?There were shelves and dusty blankets made to cover the contents that were strewn on them, but you didn’t need to be a genius to know what the crim
DANTEThe room was dark, and Lyle leaned against the door, his eyes locked on me.I scanned the room the best I could, noticing that the shadows that lurked in the corners seemed darker than the rest of the room somehow.“What is this?” I asked, my eyes adjusting to the darkness. “Where’s Amber?”“Amber isn’t here. I told you.”I whipped my head in his direction, my fists clenched by my side.Thismanwas a demon, and he was playing games with me, that much I knew.“If you give me my brother and Amber, I’ll walk away.”I would. I’d fight every instinct that told me to save these girls and save my own family.Lyle shook his head, a wry smile on his face.“How are you the Alpha?”“Fuck you.” I spat back. “You don’t know a thing about me.”“Oh, but I
AmberThe way Dante looked at Indie made my stomach flip. He looked at her in the way a woman never wanted her man to look at anyone but her, but Indie wassixteen.Surely not…I swallowed, trying to remain calm.Indie refused to meet my eyes, and with one last glance at Dante, she turned and fled.Dante swore, dragging his hand through his hair.“We need to go,” I whispered, the sickening feeling in my stomach deepening when Dante nodded, still unable to meet my eyes.I’d just told him I was pregnant, and he seemed more concerned about Indie, a girl he’d never met as far as I knew.“I’m not leaving them all behind, Amber,” Dante said, his jaw clenching.My heart ached with love for him, my fingers reaching out to lace with his. I didn’t want to go either; I needed Dominic like I needed life.But Indie’s warning resounded in my
DANTETaking a pack of werewolves into an airport wasn’t my finest suggestion, but nevertheless, it provided hours of amusement.Amber was busy showing the younger wolves the vending machines until one wolf banged it so hard it set the alarm off.“Ryan!” I snapped, watching as Amber rolled her eyes.“Calm down, Alpha,” she purred, stroking my arm with her blood-red nails. “Ryan got a bit excited, that’s all.”Delta Greg watched in fascination as an aircraft took off from the runway, his face paling when it lifted into the air.“I’m not sure about this.”I chuckled, my eyes skimming over the pack, who were sprawled over rows of chairs. Teenage girls giggled as they checked out the teen wolves, and I knew when the wolves flirted back that they would be alright in society.It had been my main concern, but together we’d prepared them as best as possi