I slam my fist into the mahogany table. "What the hell do you mean that you can't find her ?" I hiss into the phone. "I assigned you one job and I expect you to do that".
The voice rattles of some stupid excuse.
"Just get it done". I yell and cut off the call. Closing my eyes I grind my teeth, breathing in slowly through the nose.
There is still no sign of my girl. For a whole month I have patiently waited and watched her house, but she is impossible to track when she has no scent. In my desperation I have made a mistake… a huge mistake. Getting someone else involved in my hunt for her isn't just categorically stupid, but potential suicide. Rule number one is to never trust anyone, especially not the clan. There is always that little brown nosing idiot that wants to climb the ladder and Wupti I got Strano nosing ab
*Soleil*My fingers slide over the screen and the display lights up. Still no message. Actually I haven't heard from Luca at all since he left me yesterday. A thought invades my head and I bite my lip. Was this to be a repeat of the last time ? What if he had just wanted to see if he could get me fully and now when he had succeeded I am no longer interesting, just like Davina had warned me about. No, he is not like that or is he ? Why do I still turn right into an insecure little mouse when it comes to him ? Annoyed, I push away the thought; I need to focus. I will only make things worse by getting distracted by my private life now.I spent the night at Siri's place. We have agreed on staying away from my town until we are ready to meet the hamram. In the morning me and Gudrun drive to my place after my mom went to work and spend the day training in the garden and in the afternoon we walk down to the local c
*Soleil*"So what have you decided on ?". Gudrun asks, parrying some trust from my staff."What do you mean ?" I brush a strand of hair behind my ear, and twirl my staff before trying to hit Gudrun again."The face you wore in the car. I know that look you had in Your eyes". Gudrun granted and pushed my staff away. "You'll have to make a decision soon. Siri will ask you before we go to look for the hamram".While I stand here staring she jumps over me and attacks from behind. I make a forward roll and jump up facing Gudrun, slamming my staff into the ground. "Now ?"Gudrun lowers her staff, nodding."Why haven't you warned me ?" I sink down to sit on the stones surrounding my mothers rose bushes."I am doing it now". She says,
*Soleil*Siri lit a fire close to the parking lot while we were gone. When I join them, Siri takes some herbs, throwing them into the fire. She breathes in the smoke. "Kin please give us strength tonight".Marta steps up, repeating what she did. "And should I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I Will fear no evil; because you are with me. Amen"."Við eldarloga Muspelheimers … heiler og sælur algóði faðir". Gudrun says in her native tongue when it is her turn.I look at the others helplessly. Now I once again have to ask for strength, but I don't know from whom."Just please watch out for us tonight. Okay kin ?" I fill my lungs with the smoke like the others had done. And I instantly feel how I get more focused and full of energy. And when we do the other
*Soleil*A cloud slides in front of the moon and in the darkness it feels like a forest is closing in on us. I just stand there, clutching my staff, scared to move. The last month of training, everything I have learned about doing this, has just been swept away by the horror of reality. The monsters, they are for real and I am standing here, Waiting for them to come, closing their giant jaws around my neck."They are not coming back". Marta say softly. "Let's get these fires lit"."Come". A voice whispers close to me, making me jump. "Relax, it is just me". I recognize Gudrun's soft voice and as her small hand grabs my forearm I am finally pulled from my trance."There are three high ones and they just killed an innocent". Marta says to Siri. "We have to hurry up and stop them before they reach town and tear it apart".
Warning: This chapter contains torture and murder *Davina* I come out from the shower with a towel wrapped around me. In my room I get my phone to put on some music. I see I have gotten a text. 'I'm afraid I won't make it to see you tonight. This is running late. See you tomorrow'. Fuck ! I mean I have gotten used to Lefu being a Night owl, but I still get disappointed when he has to work half the night and I don't get to see him. "There isn't much money in running nightclubs in the morning". He had said when I asked. "I Got tired of changing my rhythm back and forth all the time and I realised I worked better at night". I
*Soleil*"I still don't get it". Marta says, as we are back in Siri's kitchen, sitting around her small kitchen table. "Their attack was more like..".".. like a defence". Gudrun finished her sentence. "As the runes said. They were protecting each other"."But they still killed that man. I would have been killed too, if it wasn't..". I stop when I remember the way the brown hamram had looked at me."I saw it". Gudrun nods. "How is that even possible ? Why didn't it attack her, Siri ?"The older woman sits there, staring down in her cup with a sad expression. "When I read the thoughts of the hamram, I also saw his memories. I saw a long life on the run from us and a deep pain of losing his father to us. He was there the night it happened". She takes a sip of her tea. She has tears in her eyes. Her vo
*Luca*The front door of the car is slammed close and soon after my own door is thrown open."Oh you are awake. Get off your arse and get inside". Martin grumbles. With no further comment the big man turns and walks after Jonas inside.I sit up feeling dazed and sling my legs out on the tiles. For a moment I just stand there, scratching my hair tiredly, while the memories from last night wash over me. I hold out my hand, scared of what I will see. It is totally normal, not a scratch, no extra hair and no claws. I sigh feeling relieved. No sign of the wolf, only my own tan skin. I breathe in deeply, collecting my courage for the trashing I know awaits me."What the hell happened ?" My father rumbles as soon as I step inside. The voice comes from the livingroom and as soon as I have kicked off my shoes I sneak over to the open door.
*Soleil* "Those fucking monsters killed my best friend". I hiss into the phone. "Your friend ? What are you talking about sweetie ?" Gudrun answers at the other end. "That is why my mom called for me to come home. Davina was found killed this morning and I got a message from her at half past two last night. It can only be those hamram from the forest". I pace back and forth. "Oh, I am so sorry". Gudrun goes quiet for a moment. "Sol, we don't know that they did it. It could be a totally unrelated crime. We have to look into it first. It is not likely that they could link you to Davina, when they can't smell you, not unless..". She goes quiet. "Unless it is someone I know". My voice is laced with anger. Gudrun has just confirmed my own fear, and now it's clear to me. "That is why it didn't at