Solmi! my Mori cried. I forgot about my pain and ran toward Nikolas. Stop!
No one else tried to intercept me, although a lot of demons stared at me and whispered. My only concern was getting to Jordan and Chris, and as long as no one got in my way, I didn’t care what they said about me.When I finally reached the wall of gulak demons I stared at them in consternation. Now that I was here, I had no idea how I was going to take on eight of them at once. Not to mention the drex demon with its poisonous barbs and those weapons the ranc demons held. Something told me they weren’t going to let me fight them one at a time.
Maybe I can create a diversion to lead some of them away and –What’s this? rumbled someone behind me. You’re too little to be a hunter.I spun to face the gulak demon that had sneaked up on me. My heart banged against my ribs and I cursed my stupidity. I’d been so distracted by how I was going to handle the gulaks that I hadn’t noticed one of them was missing.
The gulak grinned as he rushed at me. Instead of running, I let him catch me. As he reached for me, I grabbed one of his arms and twisted my body. Using his larger height and weight to my advantage, I pulled him forward and over my shoulder. The back of his head cracked against the concrete floor, and I wasted no time punching him in the throat. I didn’t have the strength of a warrior, but my strike was no less damaging. He made a strangled sound as I introduced him to my Fae side, and then his head lolled to one side with his mouth slack and his forked tongue hanging out.A shuffling sound made me whip my head up to look at the other gulak demons who were all staring at their fallen friend.
Correction. They were all staring at me.
Three of them growled and started toward me.No one is safe, I croaked between hiccups. I was such a fool. I knew what was out there, I knew there had been vampire sightings in Portland and still I came and nearly got all of us killed. I shuddered and buried my face in my hands, wondering if I’d never feel safe again.
Shit, Sara, I’m so sorry, Roland moaned. If I had any idea something like that would happen, I never would have brought you here.It’s my fault. Peter’s voice was full of regret. If I had stayed with her…
Roland glared at Peter. I was gone for five minutes. What the hell happened, dude?It–it’s not his fault. What could a teenage boy have done against a vampire? Then I remembered Nikolas fearlessly facing down two vampires, armed with nothing more than a sword and a bunch of knives.