"Romano," I groan, struggling to hold the phone to my ear. It has to be years since the last time someone decided to call me in the middle of the night. So much for the first night I didn't have to fight the damn insomnia.
"Alpha, I'm sorry to bother you at such a late hour, but we may have a problem at the hotel." It takes me a few moments to understand that I heard the voice. It's the pushy receptionist I met when I was getting the cabin for a cat shifter.
Whatever is going on, I'm sure it can wait until morning, but apparently, Alpha's don't sleep. At least that's what everyone thinks.
Although I'm tempted to end the call and get some more sleep, I still question the woman, just in case there really is an
Sarah pov Lazarus, so that's the Alphas name. Come to think about it, I didn't bother to ask for his name, but maybe that's for the best. If I stay here, at least I can act like I don't know him in case we happen to run into each other. Well, that is, if he allows me to behave completely oblivious. Luka's gaze is so intense that I don't want to stay near him any longer. He shouldn't have been here in the first place. After a bit of struggle, I manage to free myself from his grip and step back. The heat season is about to begin; I can't stay this close to a man, let alone Alpha. "Look, I'm tired, and I'm sure so are you. I'll go to the cabin, and you go home. As you said earlier, I'll go to your office first thin
Luka povYesterday, I left Sarah in the cabin to give her some privacy. Even a fool could see that she was far too tired to keep her eyes open, let alone think about anything I said. Besides, her reaction wasn't anything close to what I expected, so I guess all I can do is give her more time.Usually, a new day brings the same responsibilities and a fresh load of crap for me to deal with, but today seems strangely different.I've been sitting in my office for about three hours, and nothing has happened- no pack member has demanded to see me, and my secretary hasn't brought in a new stack of papers to read. I wonder why. The day is a bit too suspiciously slow to overlook.My mother used to repeat that dis
Sarah pov"Miss, you have a guest," I recognise the receptionist's voice at my door.Although her arrival is unexpected, I call out to her anyway. "Please, come in; I didn't lock the door. I'll be with you in a moment."I focus on the mirror again and quickly wipe the remnants of toothpaste from my lips. I bet my so-called guest is Luka since he mentioned something about his office and a possible job offer. Or at least, I think he's going to offer me a job, so I don't slack in his pack.Honestly, I wouldn't mind working. It's not like I don't appreciate everything he does, but I don't want to take advantage of his kindness. I could do as much as cover the cost of the cabin while I live here.<
Lazarus povI may have lied. But only a little bit.Sure, I'm a cop, and it's easier to find someone if I use my connections, but I didn't have to do that to find the cat.She's the only cat shifter in a pack full of wolves, so everyone knows where she is at all times.It's not just her intoxicating scent but the fact that there's another shifter running around the territory, one that's kind of supposed to be our enemy. As ridiculous as it is, some older generations still believe that cats and dogs don't get along.Well, if their words were true, I wouldn't be here.I'll let her think that I came
Luka povI'm at a loss for words. How did he find out about Sarah? It hasn't been twenty-four hours since I met this woman, and Lenox already sits in my damn office. No, I can't consider his knowledge and presence the biggest problem.My main concern should be finding out who's spreading information beyond our borders. It's not that I care if Lenox finds out anything going on in my district; what I'm concerned about is who is the next person who will get to know more.Today it's my brother; tomorrow, it may be an enemy. I can't have a traitor or spy running around giving information to those who don't belong to the district.We may have a huge territory and three powerful Alphas leading it, but we
Lenox pov Playing with my brothers has always been fun, regardless of time or circumstance. However, today, I'm more excited than ever. The terror on Luka's face is probably the most beautiful sight I've ever seen. In fact, I've never seen my brother as distraught as he is now, but for once, I'm not responsible for the disaster. Sure, I decided to visit Luka to tease him and see what this woman is all about, but that's not all. What caught my attention was Lazarus. Our older brother is an anti-social loner who hates everything and everyone. He's the grumpy old bastard of our trio, so the fact that someone caught his attention is grand. The fact that he acted on instinct might be even better
Sarah povA 'golden ticket'?Who the hell pulled on the tip of my tongue for me to offer Lazarus such a vile thing? I know I gave him the green light he was waiting for, I can tell by the look on his face, but now that I watch the grin spread across his lips, I wonder if I made the right decision. He takes a mere step toward me, and my body instantly tenses. My grip on the towel tightens, and the lump in my throat spreads out to the point I can't breathe. Even my heart is pounding as violently as ever. I raise my hand again, and to my surprise, Lazarus stops. No man who wants to take advantage of a woman would ever approach her so carefully or stop as soon as she raises her hand. Perhaps I judged him too quickly.What if the infamous Alpha Lazarus is a man of his word?"What is it?" Lazarus arches an eyebrow as he takes a step back. Good, now that he's increasing the distance between us, I feel like I can breathe again. What on Earth is wrong with me? I told him he'd get a once-in
Lazarus povSo close. I was so goddamn close, but then these two assholes appeared out of nowhere, and Luka had to act like a fucking idiot. First of all, today, more than ever, I wonder how the hell we are related. But most importantly, I can't wrap my mind around what happened in Sarah's cabin. Did that moron really grab me by the ear and drag me out of there like a misbehaving child?Oh, bring it on; I'm ready to wreak havoc. I free myself from his grip and push Luka away from me. "What the hell is wrong with you?" I scream at him as Lenox watches us with amusement. Speaking of which, when did the spawn of Satan arrive, and why did he decide to visit Luka's district?Since Luka does nothing but stare at me, well, maybe he throws daggers out of his eyes, but who cares, I turn my attention to Lexon. "To what do we owe the displeasure, menace?" A wide grin spreads across my lips as I scan the surroundings and add, "I don't see your broom around. Have you given up the old act and de