The air inside the pool dripped with humidity. The carving of jungle and parrots decorating the walls were the only witnesses as I stood naked and wanting.
My head swam with images, and Ezra had seen far worse than I had. He knew what true torture could be for a vampire.He’s alive. He’s okay. Leif’s voice cracked on the last word.
What are they doing? Where is he? Ezra demanded in a low growl, and Leif shrunk back. Any pretense that Ezra had of submitting to the lycans was over.I didn’t think scaring Leif worked to our benefit, so I put a hand on Ezra’s arm. Reluctantly, he responded and took a step back. Leif nodded his appreciation and stood up taller.I don’t know exactly, Leif said. They’ve been hunting him.
He’s in Sweden? I raised an eyebrow.No, he’s still here, Leif shook his head. The pack is in Sweden.
I don’t understand. Why is he still here? If they’re gone, why didn’t he just come home? I asked, and Leif and Ezra exchanged a look. What? Why won’t Peter leave? I looked at Ezra since Leif didn’t answer.
Us, Ezra said thickly. The pack will track him if he leaves and follow him back to us.Me too, but you’re right. She has to want to help herself, and she’ll probably never want to, I sighed and rubbed at my arms, even though they weren’t really cold.
You’ve had a really long night. You should probably get some rest, too.That is true. It was early for me to go to bed, but I hadn’t felt completely rested since before I went to Finland. I yawned and thought longingly about curling up in bed.
Do you want any company? Jack asked, wagging his eyebrows.You know I do, I chewed my lip. I always wanted Jack in bed with me, especially after we had started earlier, but my heart wasn’t really in it just then. But we probably shouldn’t. I’m probably not in control enough to handle what you would do to me.