"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
Sarah povThank God none of the three troublemakers return after they leave my cabin. I can't believe I was about to offer myself to Lazarus. No, I can't believe I actually did it. Where's my mind? My sanity? The remnants of my self-respect?I came here to see my best friend and run away as soon as I'd get the chance, but instead, I remained in an area full of wolves. Speaking of which, perhaps I should leave this mess and visit Cade. Of all the people I know, he always has good advice and an answer to my questions. Surely, he'll be surprised to see me, but he'll get over it. Running from the monsters is one thing, but technically, I have a pack of more dangerous monsters protecting me from the nightmare that haunts me. Once I've made up my mind, I take a few deep breaths and pick up the phone in the cabin to dial reception. "Main floor," a pleasant female voice booms through the device. "Yes, hello, I just wanted to ask if Alpha Lazarus, Luka and their friend left the building.
Lenox povAnd it's official- I might be an idiot when I don't control my emotions. Not only did I say way too much, but I also blew my cover. More or less. If this cat person is half as smart as I believe she is- she'll put two and two together. In no time, once the twatwaffle leaves, she'll bring up the bits about my brothers. I didn't intend to tell her that all three of us are related; that was a detail I wanted to keep to myself and use as an advantage. Well, shit happens; I'll have to come up with a new plan. The micro dick looks back and forth between me and the pussycat a few times, sends her what I assume is supposed to be a threatening glare, turns around and trudges to his car. "Aye, dickwaffle!" I call out to him. Honestly, I didn't think the moron would react, but he stops in his tracks and turns around. "Yes, Alpha?"First of all, I have no idea how I can hold my face as straight as it is. The fact that he reacted to the insulting nickname and spoke up in that angry
Sarah pov"Why the hell do you have your hands all over her?" That voice... So deep and full of anger. Just hearing those words sends a shiver down my spine. Perhaps I'm selfish, but I don't want anyone near Lenox and me. Not that I'm fond of the guy, but he just saved me and gave me the comfort I didn't know I needed. I've never stood up to my brother like that before, and it was an absolute pleasure to see a man who could bring Angus to his knees. Angus has always had a death wish of sorts- he's known for his unpredictable nature and fearless nature in our pack. That's why father has decided that Angus will take over the cats when his time is up. I let out a deep sigh, mumble a weak thank you and push Lenox away from me. Now that we have company, we can't ignore it. I expect to see fuming Lazarus, but instead of that scary son of a bitch, I'm faced with angry Luka. His hands are clenched into fists; the vein on his neck might pop out if he doesn't lose the damn tension. I tilt