Nick didn't let Zaq's nonchalance deter him from going ahead with his plans to exterminate the Order of Lycan Annihilators.
“We're going to get my car, and then we'll embark on a long road trip.” Nick told Nadine.
“Where are we going to?” Nadine asked.
“Kaltland.” Nick said with a grimace. Kaltland was a very frigid place all year round. It would also take them forty-eight hours of continuous driving to reach there.
“What's in Kaltland? And why don't we just fly there?” Nadine asked.
“Help. And we can't fly over because Kaltland is so foggy that airplanes can't land there.” Nick said, unhappy with the situation.
“Are you up for this trip?” Nadine asked.
Nick's wound was supposed to have healed completely, but whenever Nadine examined it, she found it red and angry.
“Yes! Stop babying me!” Nick snapped.
“I'm not babying you! It'll be
The next day, at the crack of dawn, Nadine and Nick were already before Katya.“Yesterday, I told my subjects about the threat you mentioned, and eleven of them volunteered to help.” Katya beamed, “I would have come with you, but I need to stay here, to protect my people.” She said.Nick patted her on her shoulder, “You've already done more than enough.” He said.“Thank you, Katya.” Nadine said, sublimely happy that she hadn't rebuffed them.“Anytime. When you're through handling them, if you two want a pack, you're always welcome here.” Katya said.“That's very magnanimous of you. Thank you.” Nadine said, smiling.“Yes. We might take you up on your offer.” Nick said to Katya, while staring at Nadine. Maybe, he wasn't cut out for this Alpha business, he thought. Look at how his pack had ended up. Nick decided that when he was finished with the Lycan Annihilat
Madam Yvonne was torn. Should she stay and fight Nadine and Nick, or should she run for her life? She thought. She and her aunt had run from the lycanthropes that day in the woods, it was time she stopped running and faced them head on.Having decided to stay and fight, Madam Yvonne left her suitcases and picked up a nearby vial of Dragon Rage. She emptied the contents into her mouth, and seeking out a silver sword, she marched into her shop, surprising Nadine and Nick who were looking around.“Surprised to see me?” She asked, wielding the sword.Nadine frowned in remembrance, “That's my sword.” She said.“If you want it, you can have it!” Madam Yvonne said, lunging at her with it.Nadine ducked smoothly and tackled Madam Yvonne, causing her to fall to the floor and lose her sword in the process.Nick came at her, planning to give her a punch, but Madam Yvonne was faster and gave Nick a kick to his groin.
Jonathan paced to and fro in his cluttered study, wondering what to do. While it was prudent to tuck tail and run at the moment, the idea still seemed cowardly to him.Moreover, even if he escaped the clutches of Nick and Nadine, he knew they were not without help. What if he ran into their cohorts? He would surely meet his waterloo too.Jonathan collapsed onto a chair and massaged his temples.He began to recall how he'd become a lycanthrope killer.* * *Five months earlier,Jonathan was returning from a prayer meeting in the middle of the night, when his car ran out of gas, near a cornfield.He came out and began to survey the area, looking to see if he'd spot a gas station at some point.He didn't see any. He was about to give up hope and reenter his car, when he made out a faint outline of a human figure in the cornfield.Jonathan was about to call out to the person, when he saw a fri
Nadine and Nick sat down as Mary introduced her children to them.“This is Samuel,” She said, gesturing to the boy who looked fidgety.“And this is Piety.” She said, gesturing to the girl who looked aloof.“Call me P.” The girl said immediately, as if she didn't like her name.“Hi, Piety and Samuel.” Nadine said cheerfully, trying to defuse the awkwardness that had permeated the room.“So, would you like something to drink? Say, a cup of tea?” Mary asked, still wringing her hands.“No. We're here to see your husband. Could you please tell him we're here?” Nick asked crossly, angry at the fact that he had to kill Jonathan in front of his whole family.“Why do you want to meet him?” Samuel asked, his voice faltering with fear.“It's between your father and I.” Nick said dismissively.“Are you sure you're not thirsty?&rdquo
Since most of the people after her were either dead or in hiding, Nadine decided to go back to her apartment.She and Nick spent the better part of the evening cleaning and arranging it. After that, they were so lethargic, they hit the sack, but Nadine couldn't sleep.After rolling around for a few minutes, She gave up trying to sleep and sat up. Nick followed suit, holding her to him as he kissed her forehead.“Hey, what's up?” He asked drowsily.“I can't sleep. You should probably get some shuteye.” Nadine said, as she tried to pull away from his embrace.Nick held on tight and replied, “I don't mind. What's the problem?”“Nick, after this, what else?” Nadine asked.“What do you mean?” Nick yawned.“I mean, after we kill Jonathan, what do we do? Do I go back to being a teacher? Do you go back to being a detective? Do we just pretend that all these needles
Nick woke up refreshed and happy, until he noticed that Nadine wasn't with him.“Nadine!” He yelled as he padded about the apartment, looking for her.When he didn't find her, he went back to the bedroom dialed her number. Her phone was switched off. He threw his phone kn the bed in frustration and began to pace worriedly, wondering if she'd gone out for a walk or something, or if she was in trouble.Thirty minutes later, he gave into his anxiety and decided to look for her. Without bothering to bathe or shave, Nick dressed up and let himself out of Nadine's apartment, sniffing the air for her scent.* * *Nadine woke up with a huge headache. She tried to bring her arms down, and found out that she'd been manacled and hung from the ceiling. She was bewildered by her position for a moment, before she remembered what had happened to her. She pulled against her cuffs, but nothing happened. They were really strong, or she was really weak. Either way, she was trapped.She wondered wh
Nadine wished she would die. Since Jonathan had first pricked her skin, he'd been at it nonstop. He'd used the scalpel to inscribe the word 'Devil' just above her breast repeatedly, he'd cut open her abdomen crudely, and had taken out her appendix.While he'd been at it, Nadine hadn't felt any pain. When Jonathan had seen that her heart was about to give out, he'd injected the antidote to the Neuromuscular Blocking Agent.Nadine's breathing had stabilized just as the pain Jonathan had inflicted on her shot up to her brain, causing her to cry and shout incessantly, before the injuries began to heal rapidly, thanks to her being a lycanthrope.It had been like that ever since. Jonathan would paralyze her, experiment with her, leave her to heal, before beginning the process anew.“Please! Let me die!” Nadine begged Jonathan. She didn't mind begging him. She'd lost her pride long ago, after she'd peed herself.Jonathan grinned, feeling
The police chief faced the cameras, cleared his throat and began to address the journalists he'd assembled for a press release, “As you all know, there's been a spate of killings. Hundreds of people lost their lives. One of our own, Detective Nick Law found out who the culprit was, and he died trying to prevent the killer from killing more people.He found the killer, one Jonathan Crane, at an abandoned house, which we suspect was his hideout. We think they engaged in a scuffle, and the killer blew himself up.Detective Law will get a befitting burial, and a posthumous award from the governor of our state.”The journalists began to pepper him with questions.* * *Nadine was at her parents', watching the police chief's press release. Tears streamed down her cheeks as she remembered Nick's body lying on the ground before her.She still had nightmares that entailed being tortured by Jonathan, or seei