Colton closed his eyes and darkness closed in.
"Please? I feel shaky, like I want to cry, but I don't know why. It's confusing." She admitted. She heard him sigh."It's because you're relieved that Aiden is okay and your body is craving his. Fine. But if you tell Aiden I did this, I'll deny it." She heard him rustle around in the darkness.
"Colton?" She got no response. Seconds later a heavy weight jumped up on the bed. In the pre-dawn light she watched as a giant wolf walked up the bed and curled up next to her. She was going to sleep next to a wolf! How cool was that?"I've never had a dog before." Colton growled."I think I like you better like this." Meryn gently rubbed the soft fur behind his ears. One leg started to kick.
"Do you like that boy? Huh? Such a good boy!" She kissed his nose and wrapped an arm around him."Thank you Colton, I feel better now." She yawned and went back to sleep.
"One reason. Give me one fucking reason why I shouldn't kill him!" Meryn heard Aiden's angry voice and popped up in bed. He had Colton by the scruff and the wolf swayed from his grasp. Gavriel had a steadying hand on his arm.
"Because he is your best friend, because he is your third in command and because he would never betray you, not that Meryn would." Gavriel explained in an even tone."Is it just me or are you teasing me more today than yesterday?"
"Of course I am. I have adopted you so gloves are off. You now matter to me, so I don't have to be nice.""Wait. So, because I'm now family you can be mean to me? How does that work?" Meryn demanded.
"Meryn, I grew up the only niece to the ruling vampire elder. I was constantly at court. I learned from an early age that it's just easier to be pleasant to the people who don't matter. I don't let them see the real me. But once you're my friend, all bets are off."Meryn shook her head. "I'm exactly opposite. I don't talk to and am mean to anyone I don't know and am only nice to the ones I do know and like."