“What do you mean?” I snap, taking a step toward her. Melana steps back, but Tyson drops a hand on my shoulder, holding it firmly.
“Alpha Jamie always spoke if this place in the woods, his holiday retreat, near some small town, but you said you can’t track Beryl?” Melana asks while turning to look at Aamon. He shakes his head.
“What about Josie? Could Avery track her using my blood? We are biological sisters; I know witches need an item of the one they are tracking; would my blood be enough?” Melana asks, and we all look at Aamon.
“Possibly, but Avery is pretty weak; she can’t use magic right now,” Aamon says. Tears burned in the back of my eyes, and I couldn’t take it anymore. There was always some barrier stopping us from finding them. Instead, turning on my heel, I leave.
“Lucy, wait,” Tyson calls.
“Let her calm down; she basically lost her
Ace wraps his arms around my waist, tucking me against him. He buries his face in my neck, inhaling my scent."I didn't mean to snap at you," He murmurs into my hair. I nod, wrapping my arms around his neck. Lucille purrs, making my chest rumble, and Ace chuckles at her reaction to him, despite the time not being appropriate."Sorry," I tell him, but he shakes his head and kisses my cheek."Our wolves make noises; I expect her to purr. I would be worried if she didn't," He says while grabbing my hand and pulling me toward the hospital entrance.We walked back up to the ward, and Aamon was nowhere to be seen. Tyson was on his phone pacing the corridor, talking to someone angrily. Ace t
Rayan POV I tried to open my eyes and could hear a voice talking to me, listening to the people in the room as I tried to remember what had happened. Forcing my eyes open, Josie hovered above me. She seemed frantic when it all came back to me. What Beryl had done and my arm burned, I blink slowly. My entire body felt heavy, and I could hear crying, making my eyes look down when I felt movement on my chest. I tried to move my arm, but Josie was holding it in the air. "You bloody bitch he could have bled to death," Josie snarls. "Shame he didn't would save me having to deal with this mate bond drama," Beryl says somewhere around me. My hand moves, and I try to feel for my brother. Josie grips my other hand, placing it on my chest, and I feel Ryden wiggle under my hand and let out a shaky breath. "He is right there; he is safe," Josie whispers, and I turn my head. My vision blurred when suddenly the door opened. "Finally
Lucy POVMelana gripped my arm and tried to pull me back toward the car, but I kicked the door shut as she steered me toward it.I'm not leaving. We are so close, please Melana," I beg her, but she ignores me, reopening the door."I let you die, and I will never forgive myself; we can come back with reinforcements, we can convince them to check the place out," Melana says while pulling her phone out."Shit, quick, we need to drive where I have reception," she says, leading me around the door so I don't try to kick it shut again when I hear a scream.I look around for the scream, recognizing it as Rayan's instantly; the fear in it mad
Lucy POVI had been running for what felt like ages. My perception of time was off. I thought I was moving quickly. However, I felt Ace growing nearer, the bond trying to pull me toward him, and I hadn't realized I had slowed to a walk. I was delirious as I continued to listen to Rayan's voice, leading me to him, but with each step, I grew sicker, grew weaker, and I struggled to remain upright. Clutching a tree. I tried to catch my breath, Lucille had gone quiet a while ago, and I was starving. Ravenous for blood."Lucille," I gasped for air while trying to pull strength from my wolf, but I felt nothing. I felt hot and then cold, and before I knew it. I had collapsed, the ground rushing toward my face, and the only thing holding me from unconscious was Rayan's screams running through my head. Holding me and keeping me from accepting the darkness as it tried to steal my vision.It started to rain, drops falling from the leaves of the canopy above and hittin
Tyson POVIt didn't take long before I lost contact with Ace, the mindlink not reaching because of his location, yet I could feel Lucy's pain and anguish.Her heat made her weak, and the bond made me feel queasy and drunk as I drove to the hospital. I had to find a way to wake my brother or Avery, we needed help, and I spoke to Melana when I headed here, and she said she would call me back in ten minutes, but she still hadn't, and it had been twenty minutes making me worry she had been caught.Melana couldn't find the road she was looking for. The sun was just beginning to rise as I reached the hospital; Melana's only information for me was that she was on the Linx Highway, which stretched 200 kilometers. She wasn't sure how long she had be
Ace POVI kept slipping in and out of consciousness, my lungs burning as one had collapsed when the bullet passed through it, my breathing wheezed with each breath before I lost consciousness, my wolf unable to heal me fast enough.However, Lucy's scream and agony ripped me out of my pain-induced slumber, my wolf livid as he rushed to the surface to see the witch plunge the poker straight through her stomach. Her scream was deafening before it suddenly died out. Rayan's screams for them to stop died out the moment Atticus shoved forward and tried to shift, only we couldn't.My body was strapped down to the chair, and all we could do was watch. I could feel the skin on my legs melting off, and I glanced down to find my legs submerged in a bucket of wolfsbane, yet were unrestrained a
Ace POVAlpha Jamie paced while he waited for Beryl to come back with Emily, and Ryden cried out, and I glanced over at him as Jamie wandered over to the crate where he was lying. He rubs his tummy before pushing his dummy in his mouth that had fallen out to quiet him. I track his movements."So what's next? You get my nephew to mark your daughter, and you think and think everything will just go to plan, that you will somehow be allowed to live when my brother comes for you?"Alpha Jamie turns on his heel to look over at me, and Melana groans on the ground, pushing off the filthy floor with her hands. She shakes her head, looking around when Jamie rushes over and kicks her in the head, she puts her hands out, blocking it, and the force of his kic
Tyson POV Amanda snarls down at Ryker before moving from the room, Avery quickly chasing her and on her heels before gripping her arm. "I know where she is," Avery says, gripping her arms and making her stop, Aamon chasing after Avery. "Then what are we waiting for? Take me to them," Amanda snarls, gripping Avery's arms tightly. "Nothing," Avery says, gripping my arm, and I hear Aamon scream out to Avery when I feel the room fizzles and Zap as we misted, the vacuum suction spitting us into the new surroundings, and we were suddenly in a vineyard. I look around, and Avery clutches her knees, and I grab her arm, but Amanda is already stalking off down the rows.