To dying? Yeah, but not as close as you have been before. Don’t— His voice rose and his tone sharpened. Come any closer.
"But Aiden..." Colton gulped."Later," Aiden said in a curt tone.
Meryn threw the gas canister into the car and pulled out a pack of matches. She tried the first match and it didn't light. Scrunching up her nose she kept trying."Aiden..." Colton tried again."I will talk to her later," Aiden said firmly.
Meryn's third attempt worked, she looked up and smiled at everyone before dropping the entire matchbook into the backseat. She stepped back as the entire car erupted in flames.Colton brought both hands up and threaded his fingers behind his head. Rocking back on his heels he grinned. "Aiden, what I was going to say was, Meryn is setting your car on fire." Colton jerked his head to the side pointing to the driveway.
"What?" Aiden yelled. He turned to see his car rapidly becoming a small bonfire.
"Meryn! What the hell?" He raced over to stand in front of his mate. He looked at her satisfied smile and back to his car. He pulled at his hair with his hands."I tried to serve her dinner and that was when she hit me over the head."
"I was trying to escape, you had me locked up for hours." Meryn clarified."That's because you threw the lamp at me and were screaming about cults. I was letting you calm down." Aiden glared down at her, she glared right back. The sound of hands clapping together had them both looking at the woman.
"This is what we're going to do. We're going to go to the kitchen and let Marius make us a nice pot of tea. We'll sit down and I'll try to answer your questions. Please know that you are not in any danger. In fact every single person in this room would gladly defend you against any possible threat. You're in the safest place you could be." The woman stepped forward and looped an arm through hers. They walked towards the back of the house. Meryn hoped that after their explanation maybe they would just let her go. The woman leaned forward and whispered."His bark is worse than his bite. He's a good man. He has dedicated his life to protecting our people." The woman patted her arm.