That was when all eyes honed in on Marcus. So, how do you ‘bond’ around here? In other words, what violent activity did they have in mind that would give them a chance to put him through a world of hurt?
Well then, let’s go talk to Sergio.Marcus stiffened. His Alpha had sounded so cool and casual, but there was no way Marcus was buying that act. Trey had a notorious temper and his wolf tended to turn feral during battles. We can’t go in there, all guns blazing.
You’re too calm. I don’t like it.Trey’s smile was feral. Of course I am. I’m about to watch the life bleed out of the fucker who’s responsible for trying to kidnap Kye.Now that was the Trey they all knew and loved.
Dante sighed. We don’t know that this guy’s responsible. From what we can tell, there’s no motive.The Alpha sent a request for an alliance via the pack web five months ago, Rhett informed them. Pack webs were social networks. Much like a person’s Facebook page might be exclusive to their friends—enabling only them to write on their wall—a pack’s web page was exclusive to the members of their pack. And just as people could check out the Facebook profiles of others, packs were able to view the profiles of other packs through the webs. Maybe Sergio wasn’t too happy that we turned it down.
Ryan snorted. Everyone turns down alliances with jackals. Even other jackals don’t like to mix with them because they know how untrustworthy their own kind are.
It seems a little extreme to go after your kid because you didn’t agree to an alliance, said Derren.She was expecting me home. She didn’t know I’d been stupid enough to hitch a ride without thinking. I was never spontaneous. Why would they think to search for me in a helicopter disappearance?
My cat. The house sitter. My freshly signed record deal. What would happen to all of that? Who would be there to issue the paperwork when my life suddenly ended?I laughed out loud as I remembered the final nail in our coffin. The Emergency Locator Beacon wasn’t working when we crashed. Akin had warned us, and we all believed we were invincible to require it. We’d willingly charted a helicopter when commercial airlines had refused to fly because of the weather. We’d walked right into death with so much blasé stupidity we didn’t deserve to be found.
Our past was over. Our lives before the crash...deleted.This was our reality now, and we had no one else to blame but each other.