He didn’t see me. His shoulders were shaking, but I wasn’t sure if he was only breathing hard or actually crying. I knocked on the window. And Chubs—my Chubs—about leaped into the passenger seat in terror.
If there were a problem, Ally would take care of it herself. Dominant females always dealt with their own shit. Rather than argue, she said, Sure.First, Shaya gave Ally a tour of the main lodge, showing her the bedrooms, the game room, the luxurious bathroom, and finally the basement—which had an indoor swimming pool and bar.
No one’s used it since Roni almost drowned, said Shaya. It’s a long story. To sum it up, we had some trouble with a jackal pack; they invaded our territory, and Roni battled with the Alpha. He tried to drown her. Marcus still hasn’t quite gotten over it.And I’ll meet them in a few days?Yes, they split their time between here and my best friend’s pack, since that’s where Marcus is from. We share him and Roni with the Phoenix Pack. You heard of it?
I’ve heard of the Alphas. The Alpha female was latent for most of her life, wasn’t she? It was unheard of.That’s right. Taryn’s wolf surfaced later. It was said with utter pride. Do you think the Collingwood Betas will give you any more problems?
No. Unfortunately, she didn’t sound totally convinced, and Shaya picked up on it.
Let’s hope he’s wrong. Though Derren rarely ever is. It’s kind of annoying. Come on, there’s more to see.He’s back on that again? Ezra asked, looking a little disappointed.
He bought a new system or something, Mae said wearily. I don’t know. It’s just been the past couple days.Well, maybe we should let the kids play, and you can fill me in on what else I’ve missed while I was gone, Ezra suggested.
Mae took a step away from me, and he slid his arm around her slender waist. They really looked perfect together, and something about them made me incredibly jealous. Not because I really wanted to be with Ezra (although, there were much worse things I could do) but because of how obviously they were made for each other. I wanted to be made for somebody like that.Have you played Guitar Hero? Jack asked suddenly. I’m assuming he was asking me, but he was already hurrying over to the giant plasma television hanging on the wall and hooking up the gaming system.