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"Damn whore," he said under his breath. "Take a look at her in those small shorts and that tight blouse, which emphasizes her slim figure. I'm curious as to how many men she fucked."
His gaze followed Grace, Destiny and the other woman as they walked to their car and unloaded their belongings.
"Take a look at all that stuff?" he muttered shaking his head sadly. "Wasteful. There's no need for all of that nonsense. And who the hell is with her? That's right, it's Grace's mother. So she also lied to me about her parent's passing."
As he stood there watching the three women go away, he cracked a terrible, twisted smile on his face. He must have had a lucky break because fate had smiled upon him. He hadn't intended to visit the flea market today, but there was a stall selling locally produced tomatoes that he couldn't resist. They were unquestionably the greatest in the county. After ten minutes of searching for a parking spot in the fron
After Eliza left, Destiny and Jake went to the police station to fill out the reports and answer questions, the same questions asked in different ways over and over again. The detective was a wolf that Jake knew in passing and had a good reputation with both the humans and wolves."Again Detective Clark, I didn't see the man who tampered with the brakes," Destiny said for the 100th time."And it wasn't a truck you'd seen before?" Detective Clark asked as Diego, a beta from Wolfgang shook his head. He was the sole eyewitness and was fed up with answering questions."I couldn't see the plate because it was covered with mud, as was most of the truck, and I'm not colour what colour it was either. It might have been white, silver-grey maybe grey. It might have been a GMC or a Chevy. And it did have those black-out windows.""What did the driver do again?""Flicked a lighted cigarette out the window. The smell of gas was strong, and that had me wor
While one of the wolves was content, the other was not.Chris had not yet communicated with Roxy. Chris dialled Roxy's phone number with trembling hands, only to receive her voice mail. He did not leave a message though. He was desperate to get a glimpse of Roxy. It was just desperation... and with good reason. Mr Mac's homegrown tomatoes were sitting on the kitchen table, ready to be eaten. The flea market was the only place where you could get your hands on them.He couldn't figure out why his father was constantly blabbering on about some accident that had never occurred. And how dissatisfied he was with the results."Can you tell me what you're talking about?" Chris inquired.David muttered. "Someone tampered with the car brakes, of your sister's car.""Oh! Is she found? How did you know if it ?" Chris inquired. He was intrigued as to how his father had come to know about it."I heard something about it at the flea market," D
"It's late; are you prepared to retire to your bed?" Destiny asked Jake."I'm not sleepy," he stated emphatically."You're probably too preoccupied with wearing a hole in the carpet to be sleepy. Please come to bed, my mate." She said patting the space next to hers."I'm just going to toss and turn. It's pointless for both of us to be awake all night." He grumbled and paced around the room."Who brought up the subject of sleeping?" she said, smiling deftly at him.He came to a complete stop and turned to face her."Ahh... now we're getting somewhere."He walked over to her and embraced her with his arms wrapped around her. Just thinking about losing her had turned his insides into a mess, and it was making his stomach hurt. The thought of trying to live his life without her filled him with dread."I don't want you to be concerned about me all the time," she whispered, clearl
"I know you'd come to my aid at any time, Roxy." Destiny tried to lighten the atmosphere with a grin."I just can't imagine it," Roxy said, shaking her head. "I just can't imagine it. Even though Sam wishes to strangle us daily, our men would never hit one of us.""Well, I might change my mind if Serra keeps annoying me," Sam said with a laugh."Are you ready to go, ladies?"Sam followed them out to the garage and into the house. Jake accompanied them and kissed Destiny on the cheek goodbye."It's a pain in the arse, but please don't cause Sam any problems, Serra. He's not your friend right now; he's acting as my second in command instead. Obey what he says," Jake instructed.As Serra placed her hand on Jake's arm, she said, "We know that, Jake. We will not do anything that could endanger Destiny, and while we may verbally harass Sam, we will never disobey anything he says. We are aware of the situation.""Good. I just wan
The first bursts of hunger pangs hit Chris as he was driving through the town. He was supposed to meet a friend at the square, but he decided to stop for a bite to eat while he was in the area instead. There was nothing to eat at home. They were surviving on takeaways and the occasional frozen meal. He had considered learning to cook, but if his father had caught him doing what he considered to be 'woman's work,' he would have blown a gasket and thrown a fit. He was starting to get tired of fast food. He had not realized how good his mother's cooking was until now. He didn't want to admit it, but there was a lot they took for granted when it came to Mom. He wished there was some way for him to communicate with her.But that was not an option unless he wanted to be dragged away from their territory in a body bag by his people. Jake would kill him.He couldn't hold it against him. As a result of what he had done to Destiny and his mother... damn it, he was ashamed. And he
Roxy's vision dimmed and her throat constricted as she heard a terrible snap. Chris's body rebounded off the hood and landed on the ground, his head thudding into the concrete. Blood streamed from a wound on his head and out of his nose and mouth, and his legs flopped at odd angles. The truck slammed a parked car as it skidded out of control, bending the fender towards the tyre. The truck tried to get out of the plaza at a considerably slower pace.Roxy screamed at Destiny and dashed over to Chris. She sank to her knees slowly, her hands fluttering above his body, wanting but afraid to touch... dear god, there was so much blood and it was everywhere.Jake and Sam arrived shortly after Roxy, with Destiny standing guard over her."It's...Dad..." Chris moaned, his face twisted with misery. "It's the same vehicle... it's camouflaged... I saw it... there's a barn out back..." His eyes rolled up in his head as he exclaimed."Damn it, you're paying attention to me
Grace grasped her chest and dropped the stack of plates she had been holding. His heart was pierced with pain like a live wire. She sank to the ground, doubling over in anguish."Grace!" Before her head hit the floor, Arthur went up to her and grabbed her."What's the matter, Grace? Speak to me!" Arthur remarked.She became conscious of what had just happened as she glanced at the ceiling."David...David is dead!" she exclaimed, a deadpan expression on her face."What? How did you figure that out?""I felt it," she struggled to find the right word, "we were still linked by the mate bond. I could feel it snap. My chest continues to pain." She clenched her fists over her chest.Arthur's phone rang as though on cue. He answered the phone and then looked at Grace."David is dead," he whispered.***************Chris awoke in an unknown room as he opened his eyes. He was trying to sit up as he gazed around