Pain flared but I didn’t draw blood. I scraped deep enough to make my skin pink but not deep enough to do damage. I crushed the leaf between my fingers and rubbed it over the scratch—dousing my skin with foreign flavours.
Quinn returned to his seat and gestured to the sofa opposite him. Neither Marcus nor Roni sat, and the tension in the room rose. Okay, what can I do for you?Marcus’s voice was quiet but grave. You know why we’re here.
An incline of the head. You’re seeking those responsible for attempting to abduct your Alpha pair’s son, and the trail has led you here.I want to keep this civil, Quinn. You want that too, I’m sure. After all, there’s really no need for this to get unfriendly. All you have to do is cooperate and answer our questions. Simple.Roni hadn’t heard Marcus use that tone before—it was dark, menacing, and held a promise of reprisal if he didn’t get exactly what he wanted. In fact, she’d never seen him look like that before either; there was such energy, intensity, and darkness there. It made Quinn straighten in his seat.
We know that the Scorpio Pack was responsible, continued Marcus. We know you have an alliance with them, despite that they were blacklisted.Quinn shrugged, as if the matter was nothing. Business is business. Whether or not they’re blacklisted is no concern of mine, providing they keep up their end of the bargain.
If I tell you that, Trey will kill them.
Well, duh. Roni leaned against Marcus slightly, speaking in a theatrical whisper. I’m not comfortable around this wolf; he sees the future.I waited for Galloway to mention mating (had the children had the sex talk before the crash?) but he paused.
Scratching his beard, he frowned. Um, how much do you guys know about the miracle of life?Miracle of life? Conner snorted. Come on. I’m thirteen. I know what fucking is—
Ah, ah, ah! Galloway slapped his hand over the boy’s mouth. He narrowed his eyes at Pippa. I don’t think we need such talk in front of ladies, do you?Conner pulled away, his smile cocky that he knew something Pip might not.