Friday, February 28, 2014
Friends, Lovers and Mated Seals... Hooyah!
“You ready to try again?”
Reetha stopped trying to hold up the wall and looked back at Dante. “No, but we need too. Everything okay with Ewan?”
“With Ewan – yes, with this entire situation – no.”
“Has something happened, Dante?”
“A skilled hunter has come to town, with a band of wannabe’s in their cute little mystery machine and my sire is making monsters. I’d be willing to bet the designer drug, Tranq, is a part of his evil genius as well. Damn, what I wouldn’t give for some peace.”
“Yeah.” Reetha sighed, dreaming of one or two nights of peaceful pleasure spent here at the club. Bound and free from the overwhelming guilt of failing everyone she loved.
“Chin up, love. This too shall pass.”
She smiled at the wolf who was without a doubt the best friend she’d had since Ziva in her youth.
“You know we need to read Nick in on this soon.”
“I do, but I hate the thought since Ziva’s now pregnant. He’s snarly at the best of times when it comes to his mate, but now he’s got a hair trigger. Time with this guy will not help that.”
“True, but he’s scary and he’d already stumped Tark’s tail before you got to them…”
Dante laughed. “That he did and now that there’s a hunter in town gunning for your dad among others, we need more help”
“Pops is still tough, but giving him a heads up would be a good idea.”
“We will. Now, did this lowlife take the bait?”
“Sure did. He grabbed the phone when we tussled couple a days ago. There would have been just enough battery life for him to make one phone call.”
“Let’s go see who he reached out too.”
Rafe Silva had caught his mate’s scent the moment he’d entered the pleasure club and it had taken everything in him to hold his wolf back. Now she was entering the room and he needed to use all of his seal training to keep some space between them.
“So Tark are you…”
He knew the exact moment she realized he was here as she turned towards where he stood behind the door. Agony, so clear in her eyes, beat at him. Losing Jilly forced her to flee and instead of coming to him, she’d run far away. Well he’d lost that sweet deer too. And even though Reetha had been the main thing they’d had in common, he still had tender feelings for the woman who shared a bed with him and his mate.
“You! He called you! I should have known one rat bastard would call the King Daddy of rat bastards.”
“Ah Reetha, I prefer Sir, but if you want to give Daddy a try I guess I can be accommodating.”
“What the…” “Hell!” “Gaaa!”
Everything happened at once as goatfucks were wont to do. Dante led with a confused question, Tark swore and banged his head and Reetha came at him only to be pulled back, by another pissed off alpha, before she made contact.
“Whoa there, love.”
Rafe’s wolf got the better of him at Dante’s term of endearment along with the arms surrounding his mate and he issued a mean growl – a warning to the other man. Dante in turn growled and shoved Reetha behind him.
“Who is this, Reetha?”
“No one, lover,” she oozed, her arm around the other wolf’s middle – fingers toying with his abs.
“Just another lowlife lawyer.”
Rafe willed himself not to react further as he studied the couple before him. Dante was good at hiding the emotions in his eyes, but he couldn’t quite contain the flinch as Reetha’s fingers pass over him. His body language screamed that he belonged to another.
“To right you are Ms. McMahon and as such I am taking my client from this place, which is clearly not a police station.”
“We’re not done with your, client,” Dante sneered.
“Yes, you are. Anything further can be directed to me…Reetha knows the number.”
Rafe directed Tark from the room, closing the door on his mates raggedly wailed “BASTAR….”
Outside the pleasure club, Rafe pushed the beaten up waste of space pusher into his car and told him in no uncertain terms to stay put before stepping away and placing his call.
The slap of skin on skin, followed by giggles told him all he needed to know about where is friend currently was. “Aren’t you supposed to be working? Not indulging in a round of slap and tickle? And to that point, if it is a little S & T why the hell answer the phone?”
“One moment…Stooly, get in here and cover for me…okay, okay.” Rafe listened to mumbled threats about not looking and keeping quiet before the sound of a door shutting and a pissed off penguin filled his ear. “I blame you, fuckhead.”
“Don’t Burge me. This guy is a freak, and not some nice loveable one either. But you knew that already. Damn Rafe.”
“You’re the only one I could trust with this.”
“We had a lot of buddies in the teams…”
“But you and I were the only shifters.”
He knew exactly how Burgess felt. This op felt never fucking ending and it was getting in the way of their relationships with their mates. “I need you back here.”
“Tell that to the freak.”
“I intend to. Be ready.”
“What’s going on?”
“The Tranq worked and I was called to Talbot’s Peak.” Rafe once again looked to the self-satisfied knob contaminating his car. “To save the douchebag.”