We all stood behind a tree close to the South border to make sure that nobody was there. The five of us were hurdled together in one spot.
"From here, it's going to be your call, Catori," Fenris yelled over the rain.
"Okay," I managed to say. I kept wondering if he felt what I felt whenever he was close to me or if I just happened to have some sort of crush on him.
Get your head in the game, Catori, I scolded myself. The last thing I needed was to be caught up in my daydreams about somebody who couldn't care less about me.
"There's nobody there," the lady I had come to know as Amar said. My eyes made a beeline for the security post with my vision was slightly blurred due to the rain. True to her words, there was nobody there.
"Once we get passed that guard post, we just have to keep going straight ahead to the big building in the centre of the town," I told them.
"What made me even think that moment meant something? Why did I deceive myself into thinking that it meant anything at all to him. I'm just a cruise." I must have spent the last hour scolding myself while in bed. I tried falling asleep to no avail. I tired myself out so much with my self scolding that I just decided to take my phone to the walk-in closet and just stay there. At least I had enough clothes to use as a makeshift bed.Again, my flashlight accidentally landed in the Reapers' direction or maybe my hand deliberately flashed it there. My face automatically assumed a scowl when I saw them cuddled together. Taking my pillow, I briskly crossed the room to the closet. Nestling myself in the makeshift bed I made, I soon dozed off.The sound of violent knocking woke me up from sleep. "Who is it?" I asked groggily. I got up and went to the door to see one of the guys whose names I didn't know, the one who had a ta
Fenris held his breath as a figure walked passed his hiding place. He held unto Catori's waist even tighter than before. Hopefully, nobody would think to come in here. "Well, there is nobody in here," a rough male voice said. "So why did we even come here? To waste our precious time?" "Well," what sounded like a fidgeting elder started, "the Beta said we should come and check just in case. He also said that Mrs Maxwell has been acting strange for some days now." "Just because of a random call," the other man hissed. "Anyway, let us get out of here. I have more important things to do." The door clicked outside. "Wait, wait, wait," Fenris muttered under his breath. Thankfully, it was like they all read his mind and stayed hidden for a little while more. When he was sure that the trespassers were gone, he dragged a half conscious Catori out of the closet and laid her on the bed. "I wonder who tipped them off
"Who's in there?" they heard from outside, in the bedroom. The voice didn't belong to Mrs Maxwell, and it wasn't Beta Calian either. To be on the safe side, Catori signalled to the other four to find places to conceal themselves for the mean time. Without wasting time, she wrapped myself in a very long wool material that was found laying on the floor."I'm sure that I heard sounds come from in here," the voice said."You heard sounds or you just made the decision to waste my time again?" she heard Beta Calian say. His tone was laced with acidity and irritation."Sir, I..." He was cut short."Shut up and let's leave!" Beta Calian thundered. "I have better things to do than to give into every whim you get. And don't you ever think of calling me out to this room again when you have no solid evidence that someone is here.""Yes... yes sir," the minion stuttered."Good. Now, let us leave this plac
"How is it that you are my dad?" Liam asked the man. They were seated in the dark cave. The revelation that had just been brought to him was more than any shocker he had ever been given his entire life."So you're trying to say that you can't even remember how your father looks? I thought you said he disappeared when you were ten," the red eyed man said."Exactly. Emphasis on he 'disappeared'," he hissed. "How do you expect me to consider remembering a man who just up and abandoned me when I was being faced with the new burden of survival?""That makes some sense," the man said. "But still, I think you should at least have a vague memory of what your father looked like.""To be honest, I do not care. But I do know that you did not have red eyes the last time I saw you. What's up with the change in colour?"The man regarded Cassarina and chose not to speak in her presence. "Anyway, my name is Arthur," he said instead. "
Someone touched Valentino's shoulder. "Who are you?" a man with a deep bass voice asked him. Valentino turned his head to look at his discoverer.Shoot. What am I supposed to do now? he pondered, staring at the man. The scar across the man's face showed that no lie was going to get him Without answering his own question, he made a run for it."Go after him!" the man yelled. Valentino zapped through the corridors leading to Catori's room with every able bodied man who was in the area hot on his heels."I just hope that Catori is back at that room," he muttered as he ran.Catori got to the door to her room, her pursuers hot on her tails. She managed to put a great distance between herself and them though. "Get your things and run!" she yelled to the people inside as she fought with the handle of the door. Someone finally opened it from the inside. "Get your bags," she said rapidly."But where
"Kurt, stop shouting. I hear something." Kasa stood up from the ground with some difficulty. "Should we check it out or should we just avoid the trouble?" Kasa asked in a whisper."Check what out, Kasa? I can't hear shit," her brother said. Kasa stared at him in disbelief."Can you not hear some footsteps coming in this direction or is your sense of smell your only proficiency?" she asked. "Well, no problem. I'll just go check it out myself, just in case it's Tori."Kasa followed the sound of the footsteps crushing dead leaves as they went. When she felt she was close enough, she hid herself behind the large trunk of a tree. She sensed that it must be more than one person as the footsteps were not in as coherent enough to belong to one person alone. As cautiously as she could, she peeped out from behind the tree trunk. There were three people: a red eyed man whose eyes she could even see from that distance; a girl and a young man
"I want to talk to you," Catori said with folded arms."Yes? What is it about?" Fenris did not bother to turn back and face her. He just stood with his back to her, watching the golden sunset."You will look at me while I speak to you," Catori ordered.The brown skinned man before her smirked to himself. "And what if I refuse to do as you wish?" he asked. "What's going to happen, sweetheart?""You don't want to know," Catori retorted. With a sigh, the man turned to face her. His gaze landed on those light brown orbs. Instead of the warmth he was used to seeing in those eyes, he saw ice. The coldness in her eyes reminded him of himself. It was the same icy gaze that he himself gave off."As you and I know," she started. "We are mates." Fenris let out another sigh. This was the conversation he had been trying to avoid for days. He opened his mouth to talk but she held up her index finger to silence him.&nbs
They both collided into another furry body. Catori's wolf bared her teeth at the obstruction.Fenris stood between the two wolves until he felt that they were sufficiently calm. He dragged Valentino away from the girl back to the place he was standing before he came to separate them. "What the fuck?!" Valentino yelled. "What is wrong with you Fenris?""I should be asking you that," Fenris said sternly. "What is wrong with you? Do you realize that you were about to fight with a girl?""I don't care," Valentino said. "Why should I care? She hit Zayna.""She gave Zayna what she was asking for," Fenris said calmly.A muscle in his friend's jaw ticked. "Are you for real right now? Can you even hear yourself? You're picking a stranger's side over your own teammate? All this because you feel we are going bankrupt so her money will help us? Fuck you, Fenris!"Fenris sighed and went over to wh