She was threatened to not cry as it would ruin her make-up. Reyne couldn't keep up with their threats though. With the grief of her father's death weighing down on her chest, she sat in the cage wearing nothing but a flimsy tight one piece suit that covered her from knuckle to neck.
She was told they would come to take her out on the stage. She was supposed to end the show, using her shape-shifting technique as the show stopping demonstration. Earlier she tried to refuse and what they did was whip her in the back. They scared her to do even worse that she easily gave up.
Worse was that they put her in a cage. A real freaking cage as though she was an animal. She was not an animal. Damn it. She was an extraordinary creation. That's all. Who was going to explain it to the humans notwithstanding.
Now Reyne could apprehend the meaning of her father's words, that he used to say all this while. Thi
113Satisfaction. It was a kind of satisfaction he never derived before. Not from bullying or hurting people. It can only be derived through killing... Killing the enemy.His chest swelled in pleasure and eyes brightened. The scent of Reyne stayed in his breaths. The air held her fragrance, which his lungs gladly sucked in.Those alphas waiting out there said that they would leave as soon as they found Reyne— without creating any scene, but he couldn't stop. He had to kill him. Kill them all. They tortured his Reyne. They threatened their kind. And hunters... He killed him half right when he mentioned them.But it was over. Zane killed them here and the doppelgangers killed his psycho wife there.He smiled to himself as he rushed ahead. He just wanted to get to his Reyne and hold her tight. His crawl was quick. Zane was moving further steadily until— he witn
114“Zane!” his father shrieked, perceiving him wail in discomfort.A big chunk of glass stayed stabbed in his stomach. Blood slipped at his temple given that his head hit against a sharp rock, making the world around him spin.He did not get a second to steady himself as the ifrit galloped near him. He lifted Zander by his neck, his hold tightening around it. The wisp sound of his slow squeezing at zander’s neck had his father roar manically while he plunged at the demon, turning into his wolf.His canines pierced through the shoulder of the arm that was clasping Zander in his hold, and caused him to loosen his grip. Zander plummeted at the ifrit’s feet coughing and gasping for air.“He was dead, wasn’t he?” there was a faint tremor in alpha Hercules’ tone.Nobody had any answer except for shocking gasps and he
115"Noooooo! Zander, my son.. He Can't... He can't die!" Mrs. Brown melted to the ground, her body loosely flattened, wailing deeply on top of her voice."C-control yourself, Mrs. Brown. You..." Ryley, who had been attempting to handle her, himself felt his throat choke as tears blurred his vision.The news that they received was itself so shaking and bewildering that none of them was ready to believe it. Zander was dead. He died whilst saving his mate. The Paladin Alpha sacrificed his life to save the others.When in the morning the Gamma hastily rushed to woods land after receiving a call of trepidation, all of them prayed for the well-being of all the Alphas and betas who've gone on the rescue mission with Zander.Although the Gamma left in his car, he returned with five ambulances behind him that paused across the hospital gate. It was Ryley who was given a call by doctor Jason to come ov
116A storm of grief, they never anticipated, knocked their senses down.Anyone and everyone, who walked inside the ward Zander's corpse was placed in, returned with an expressionless face. He was just too young to die. Nobody believed their eyes when they walked in, but when they returned, they realized it was indeed true.His parents and friends stayed lined up by the side of the wall adjacent to his ward's door, weeping.His father had awoken with a smile, hoping to see the others safe within the boundaries of their pack- back in their sweet home. But the news he was dawned with, trembled his very core, muting him for several times before his wife broke into his ward.They held each other in a forlorn embrace and shared their pain. Their first child, their son... Was gone.The doctors warned him not to leave the bed yet Mr. Brown overstepped thei
117 "Tell me, I am on time." He said amidst his uneven respiration as he stood with his torso bent forward and hands resting on his knees, working on stabilizing his breathing. His beta entered the room behind him, "You are, Ryan." "How long has he been dead for?" Alpha Ryan asked coming to his full height even though his breathing had not braced up. He discerned the clueless faces of Zander's kith and kin waiting for an answer. When none came, his beta stepped next to him and disclosed, "Less than twenty-four hours. We still have time— but not much!" "Great. That's enough time." Alpha Ryan expressed his delight at his beta's reply with a clap of hands as the others gawked at him. Their doubtfully teary eyes stayed affixed on his face as he, standing as an odd one out, smiled in the whole room. <
(Last chapter) Five days later, In the lounge of the hospital beside the reception desk, Valen stood with her phone in one of her hands and a package in the other. She stomped her foot impatiently as she glanced at a recently received message, seething in vexation. 'Stuck in the traffic!' "Oh, moon goddess! Why do you have to mate me with such a dumb f*ck bastard." She cried— like she was a wolf, with a baby face and pout she was adored for. Then another message appeared on her screen that turned her facial expressions even sour and bitter. 'A bloody red lory has blocked my way. It's not moving further, not letting me do so.' "Oh Jesus, I will kill you, Ryley Shine." Valen shrieked, this time like a human, earning amusing looks from the passers-by and the watchman who was sitting across a huge television, keeping