As the male left the room, his Alpha female, Taryn, looked up at Ryan. Who’s Makenna Wray?
If you think my childhood was awful, you’re wrong. My mom was a very fun, positive person who was extremely superstitious. He didn’t look surprised to hear that. Fiona Wray always saw the bright side of everything. She could lift anyone’s spirit. She taught me never to give up, to never let the lone shifter lifestyle beat us, that life itself was a gift and that I was living proof of that for her. So it didn’t matter to me whether we were in a hostel, a B & B, an apartment or living in our wolf form. I was happy as long as I had her.Ryan traced her collarbone with his finger. But then you didn’t have her anymore.
You know what’s sad? She was a really special person . . . but I was the only one there to mourn her. Others didn’t realize just how great she was. She didn’t make her mark on the world.Ryan stroked a hand over her hair. Tell me more.Why? I’m sure you found out plenty from Dawn. She’d just been calling his bluff, but the way he stilled ever so slightly made Makenna smile. Ha, I guessed right, didn’t I? You went to Dawn.
Why would you think that?’She snorted. Because you’re a tenacious bastard who has to always be in possession of the facts. She grazed his chest with her nails. Tell me about your childhood. I confess, I know a little about your parents from when I was checking out Zac’s family tree.
You ruled them out as suitable guardians.
I was told they had a strained relationship.Ryan scowled at the thought of her gone each time he awoke. He liked that she was the first thing he saw when he woke up each morning. Liked being able to kiss her before he left, even if she were asleep. I’ll change some of my shifts around.
Makenna blinked, sure she’d misheard him. Say what?I don’t need to do the early perimeter run six days a week. I’ll reduce it to two.
I wasn’t trying to guilt you into changing your hours.I’m doing it because I want to. And because anything that even minutely upset her wasn’t acceptable to him. Just like you’re going to reduce the amount of days you work at the shelter a week. You don’t take a single day off.