Once she was parked, she stayed in the cab, though. She watched Charles say something to Leah, watched the pack start moving in an organized fashion. Asil and Tag working together, their former antagonism … not so much forgotten as pushed behind them. The wolves could do that, shed noticed. They were so much creatures of the present that as long as their human halves stayed out of the picture, quarrels that were over and done with stayed that way.
She rolled her eyes and groaned. Havent we talked enough?No, I need to know something.
Daniel. She ran her hands through his hair, so her fingers went over the scar that ran along the back of his head. Come on. You cant back out of this now.Im not. I swear, Im not, he told her honestly. I would if I could, but I know I cant.Penn sighed and let go of him, allowing Daniel to sit up on the bed next to her. So what? What do you need to know thats important?
When this is over, are you gonna kill me?Im not a praying mantis. She still lay back on the bed, staring up at the skylight and the darkening sky above them. When hed arrived, the sun had been setting, but now the stars were starting to come out.
You kinda are, actually, Daniel countered.
She sat up so she could look at him directly. Why are you even asking me this?And if he was one of them, it would be easier to try to figure out the curse or at least how to stop the sirens. Hed have their superstrength, so hed be evenly matched in a fight against Penn. This could be the way out.
So this is it then? he asked finally.I sleep with you now, and tomorrow I become a siren. He swallowed the lump in his throat and hoped he didnt look as nauseated as he felt. And then Ill leave this life forever and run away with you.
You make it sound like a bad thing, Penn said, pretending to be hurt.No, its not, he agreed, and forced a smile at her. This is the best option I have.