All the lights were on when I arrived at Nigel’s shack in the middle of the forest. I didn’t bother knocking as I kicked in his door, startling both him and Ash.
"What?" Nigel huffed, beginning to stand.
"I need your help, old man." I growled, storming forward.
"What has gotten into you?" Nigel demanded, as I grabbed the neck of his shirt. "Where have your manners gone?"
"How do you locate someone when you don’t know where they are?" I demanded, ignoring his question.
[Danica’s POV]"How much longer?"A day had passed since I woke up in this strange room. A day wasted being a prisoner in a place that was claimed to be my very own. I didn’t have time for this. My daughter needed me, and I was wasting time."HELLO!"I knew that being annoying probably wasn’t the best solution to getting myself free sooner, but I was running out of options. The sooner they get the damn DNA results, the better.‘And if you are their future leader?’ A small v
[Danica’s POV]Many eyes found their way to me as I entered the small meeting room with Dax. Despite knowing that I should have felt insecure about their looks of distrust, I felt a small pull towards them, as if I had known them my whole life."Who is this?" A man with a buzzed head and blazing red eyes, set deep beneath a protruding forehead, asked Dax as we made our way towards the table. "Why have you brought an outsider with you?""There is no outsider here." Dax snapped, shooting the man a glare. "Clarence, this is my granddaughter..." For a moment, Dax paused, remembering that I currently didn’t have a name. "Her name is Xena."Xena… it had a good ring to it, but I couldn’t help wondering why he had chosen that name."Granddaughter?" Clarence repeated, letting a bark of laughter escape him. "Since when have you had a granddaughter?""Since we discovered that Xavier left an heir behind before he disappeared." Dax beamed. "And aside from that, I have nothing else to explain to yo
I fiddled with the irritating mask that sat on my face as Asher and Nigel spoke with a bored-looking guard at the entrance to the Black Forest packgrounds.Three days had passed. Three agonizing days of not having my child or my mate in my arms and finally it was the night of the ball.Despite myself, I was feeling nervous about this whole thing. Now that I was here, I wasn't sure how I would go about getting Danica to come home with me. As far as I knew, she still didn't remember me, and that meant she may not want to be with me. That thought alone sent shards of pain piercing into my heart. I couldn't and wouldn't let that happen, but I also didn't want to push her away.As I struggled internally, Ash and Nigel motioned through and we were off.Inside, the compound was decorated modestly with low glowing fairy lights and red ribbons, forming the venue area itself on the bare ground below.Two tables sat on either side of the grounds holding food and drinks for all the guests that w
[Mason's POV]Danica allowed me to lead her to the middle of the dance floor. As we moved, many eyes trailed us, and I could feel hostility trickling from the males of her father's pack who were clearly aiming to try to win her heart.Holding back my rage at another man even looking at my mate, I shot them a smirk. After all, I was the one she allowed to hold her hand for all to see."Having fun?" Danica sighed, catching me in the act. "If you want to cause trouble, you can leave.""No, no." I said quickly. "I only wish to dance with you."Stopping, I pulled her against me, letting my arms snake around her waist. Instantly I felt an overwhelming sense of relief as her warmth sank into me and my son's strong heartbeat drifted through the music that was filling my ears. "Too tight," Danica hissed, beginning to try to pull away."Whoops." Shit, I needed to remember that she didn't remember me. Otherwise, I feared I would push her away if I was too pushy."That's better." She sighed as
[Danica's POV]February 2nd, 1980A year has passed since we were brought to this forsaken island, and Rosette has disappeared entirely. The caretakers insist she ran away, but given how skiddish in nature she is, I don't believe them. I fear that she may have died due to the rejection of the goddesses blood that they have been injecting us with.I've spoken with a few orphans that have been here for a while, and they finally gave me an understanding of this island. It is a secret camp that scientists are using to create super wolves and that we were all brought here to be part of that experiment.At first I didn't believe it, but after feeling the effects of the blood in my system firsthand, I can't deny it.For now, I am only subjected to injections since they start training us when we turn twelve. That means that I still have a year before my battle training starts too.I can only hope that I can find a way to escape by then. Otherwise, I fear I will end up just like Rosette.Letti
[Mason's POV]Bright sunlight trickled into the small room around us, illuminating my love's serene sleeping face. Reaching out a hand, I touched her cheek, luxuriating in the warmth of her skin.As much as I wanted to stay like this, I needed to go.Today was the day. We would be traveling to the Arcadian Islands to retrieve Bryllie and bring her home where she belonged. After she was safe, we would deal with the traitorous harpies.Sitting up, I was careful to not jostle Danica awake. She needed all the sleep she could get. "Mmmm." Her warm voice murmured as her golden eyes fluttered open. "Mason?"A thrill rushed through me at my name on her lips. It still wasn't said quite the same as when she remembered me, but I was happy to have made it back to this point with her."Go back to sleep." I murmured, giving a smile. "I've got to go prepare my team."Danica and I had decided to go our separate ways with this, each taking one end of the island, so there was no chance for escape. Eve
[Desmond's POV]"Are you sure this is a good idea?" Armond whispered."Of course it is." I snapped. "The grown-ups are doing a terrible job of finding Bryllie, so it is now up to us."I peeked around the corner of the building that Armond and I were currently hiding behind.Up ahead, Alpha Mason spoke with Luna Danica as everyone else present looked on. Despite extending my senses, I couldn't make out what they were talking about, but I knew they were wasting time.The large boat that arrived earlier could leave at any time, and once it did, there was no way that we would be able to get to where Bryllie was."Let's go." I ordered, jumping up.For a moment, Armond didn't move."Come on." I growled, looking towards the docks to see that the adults were moving. "We're going to miss the boat!"Reaching out, I grabbed Armond's arm and pulled, yanking him to his feet."But..." Armond gasped as I pulled him towards the boat. "What if it is dangerous!"I didn't bother responding. Of course,
[Danica's POV]I moved silently through the forest around me, being sure not to step on any twigs or downed branches. So far, we were lucky enough to not run into anyone, and we were close enough to the mountains to see them through the trees.Sniffing the air, I managed to get a hint of a familiar scent. Flashes of Bryllie's smiling face popped into my mind, and then I knew it was her."Up ahead." I whispered to Dax, who was standing close beside me. "I can smell her.""Should we shift now?" One of the warriors accompanying us asked from behind."What do you think?" Dax asked, leaving all decisions to me."Yeah."It was best to make our move in our strongest of forms.Stepping behind a tree, I began to strip my clothes off and placed them in a pile on the ground for later.Getting on all fours, I began the shifting process, but stopped midway when I felt the dark presence that I had felt before in my wolf form."What?" I gasped as it began to claw at me, forcing me to continue the ch