Jax's POVI brought Ivanna to come with me to the basement. I had already told her, although this matter wasn't a secret, and Max didn't even forbid me if I wanted to tell Ivanna, we shouldn't come to the basement at night like this. The feral power would increase at night, and I didn't want to create a mess because of my lover's stubbornness. However, what can I do?I let her look around, where several lycans were locked under normal conditions. Ivanna seemed interested in what made Max and the pack members decide to imprison them."It must be because of a big enough problem that they get punished as a deterrent," I replied when Ivanna seemed unable to contain herself, and before she thought that Max's government was too strict, I gave her an explanation.Arriving at a cell that looked different from the others, my steps halted, and she did the same. The room with the silver door was still lit and would continue to be lit to contain the power inside, so Max said. There wasn't just on
Jax's POV"Jax, are you out of your mind?! I told you that Ash is in danger. You agreed to go with them!" Ivanna protested when she heard my request for us to pack immediately. "I didn't expect you to take my word for it.""I never thought so, Ivanna. Please, understand." I grabbed the woman to face me. "Ivanna, listen to me. We have no army, and Jason could attack at any time.""Devon already gave up his clan for you, didn't he? We can start if you want."I shook my head. "It's not that easy, Ivanna. We have much to do and prepare to form a strong clan. We are no match for Jason unless he dares to duel against me; then, I am sure I will win."Ivanna looked agitated. Her pale face, usually still flushed, now looked even paler. She looked exhausted after what we had been through over the past few days. I didn't want our suffering to continue."Ivanna, if you want to keep Ash, this is the way. We must ally ourselves and get protection from a large group with more power than Alisterix."
Ivanna's POVDuring the chaos, the last thing I saw was the figure of my lover, who was ready with his best friend, the nagamaki, that was always pinned behind his back. If Jax had tightened his grip on the end of the nagamaki's handle, it meant that a big fight was about to happen. And the number of Feral coming, I forgot exactly, but I knew that they weren't just one, two, or ten. Hundreds, if I may estimate. Would Jax and Max be okay facing them?Ivory pulled me by the arm and led me to flee at the same time as the horde of feral creatures came. I felt lucky I wasn't the only one there, but Ayden and Gabby met us at an intersection. Luckily, Ash was never far from me. He was still in my arms after getting his membership mark."Ivy, where are you taking us?" I asked, following the woman's pace. Ivory was very elegant and agile. She seemed used to fleeing the enemy's pursuit and was certainly familiar with their territory."Taking you to a safe place. Your comrades are also coming wi
Ivanna's POV"We won't let you touch Ivanna!" growled Gabby, then lunged at Jason, who nimbly managed to dodge. Then it was Ayden's turn to attack. The two were evenly matched in strength, but Jason was a cunning man. He used Bethany as a weapon to deter and complicate Ayden and Gabby's position."You have to finish her, Ayden. We have to save Ivanna." I could still hear the sound of the two of them talking as I occasionally heard metal clinking.Meanwhile, Jason, who felt that he no longer had a burden because he had left the task of fighting Ayden and Gabby to Bethany and the feral who came with him, now approached me."Hand over your baby, and I promise to let you and Jax live happily."I shook my head. "Don't dream, Jase! You're the one who destroyed Bethany by sucking her up. You knew you'd never match Beth's DNA, but you were desperate. And now you're trying to destroy me, Bethany's reincarnation, to bring her back to life."The man laughed. He still stood where he was, no longe
Ivanna's POV Gabby looked at me with a gaze that I couldn't translate. What was she thinking right now? Why couldn't I read her mind? My mind seemed unable to pick up her signals. Is it because I'm in a state of turmoil? Gabby looked nervous and couldn't give me an answer or comply with Jason's wish to give Ash to Bethany, who already looked so hungry. "I-I need to use the restroom," Gabby said, which took my breath away. Did she intend to run away amid the mess she had made? Jax told me that Gabby had intended to betray us. Was this one of them? Hearing Gabby's words, Jason smiled mockingly. "You want to trick me, huh?" Gabby shook her head. Even when Jason finally grabbed her face, she offered no resistance. Ayden looked furious and tried to break away to be able to save his girlfriend, while me and Ash, our lives, were on the line now. "Get your hands off her, you bastard!" growled Ayden, who then managed to get up and knock Jason to the ground, as well as himself. However, Ay
Ivanna's POV I still didn't understand, but I tried to forget about it for a moment and nodded in response to Ivory's words, then got up and hurried back to the building where Jax and the others were. I arrived at the building and witnessed the inevitable fight between Jax and Jason, as well as Gabby and Ayden against Jason's men. Jax looked battered, as did Jason. While they were still attacking each other, Bethany lunged and was about to hurt Jax, who was caught off guard. I quickly found a way to prevent her from attacking Jax by breaking through the crowd of Lycan and vampires fighting each other. I could no longer tell who was a friend and a foe. I really couldn't tell the difference, but it no longer mattered. Jax would have almost died if I hadn't distracted the wild creature immediately. I whistled, which made Bethany turn to me and cancel from almost biting Jax. She approached, and to protect myself from her attack, I removed the iron claws from the gloves I was still wear
Jax's POVI could feel the nagamaki that pierced Jason's back, tearing his body apart, including mine. Jason pulled me close, and it was as if he wouldn't let me live while he had to end up in the hands of a woman he had always considered weak.Ivanna managed to conquer what had made her afraid. Meeting Bethany and Jason was the scariest thing for her. And she beat the fear.Jason held me for a long time. His gray eyeballs looked at me with a fierce, hateful gaze. I still remember his words that sounded like a threat, as if I would be afraid and choose to side with him."You can never run, Jax. I will continue to hunt you and your descendants in my next life," he said, then smirked."Perhaps. If you are reborn, I will gladly face you and kill you with my own hands," I replied before pushing Jason away and trying to support myself from falling.I still wanted to live longer and watch Ash grow up, spend thousands of years with my beautiful Ivanna, and never-grow-old time with her. It's
Ivanna's PoVI stepped out of a building filled with frenetic and thumping music, tightening my coat to cover my body swept away by the cold night wind. The clothes I wore were indeed a little revealing tonight. However, this is the aftermath of a party at a friend's house—an old friend, to be precise.It's not late at night, so it shouldn't be this quiet. However, it was only natural that some residents around the club did not leave their homes after eight o'clock. Rumors had spread that gangs of criminals did not hesitate to kill and even rape their victims. It's not enough to rob. In the last few days, every news reported that the criminals killed the victim after being raped. And that's what I'm afraid of right now. It was obviously a big mistake to go to a nightclub when the party at Kay Lee's place was enough to make my head spin from the magic drinks they concocted. And now, getting in touch with Bri or Damon was impossible because, at this hour, they would be so busy. And an