There are werewolves everywhere.
Even in the hotel. Most of the Dardaptoans that I pass are talking about of them. They are part of the Taniss pack. Theo’s brother-in-law Rand Taniss leads them. But they aren’t a hereditary pack. I learned all about Lupoiux last week helping Alaun with her next book. They are a more animalistic, instinctive Kind than Dardaptoans.
Very scary, too.
I ran into a Lupoiux male on my way to the library yesterday.
I mean I literally ran into him. His arms wrapped around me and he almost sniffed my hair. When he looked down at me there was a decidedly wolfy grin on his face. A hungry predator had me in his arms. “Hello, little bloodsucker.”
My guard—who I had finally noticed following me, I can’t believe I’ve been so blind!—stepped closer. “Hands off, wolf.”
The wolf stepped back and bowed slightly. Arrogantly. I bit back a shiver.
He was hungry; I felt like the wolf’s next meal. “Pardon me, miss. It won’t happen again.”
Pardon me, dear wolf. I’m getting away from you!
I was still shivering when I got away from him.
I didn’t hear what words the guard said, but I did hear slight growling when I rounded another corner.
What were they thinking, letting a bunch of Lupoiux males run around the hotel as if they weren’t the Dardaptoan females’ greatest enemy?
Maybe they were a part of the Taniss pack, but that didn’t mean they were safe for Dardaptoan females to be around.
Of course, it is probably just my wimpy Jume-ness sliding out again. It was a harmless accident.
Nothing said that wolf was out to get me or anything like that, right?