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Sinopsis

the Fairytales series 馃 Book 1 | When the Moon Goddess places a curse on Alpha King Lincoln and his entire household, he becomes callous and cold-hearted. Closing himself off to the world, he hides, keeping company with his misery and loneliness. When Josephine, a young wolf in trouble, is rescued from a horrific situation, the werewolf council places her in Lincoln's care, against his wishes. Slowly, they begin to see past the things they initially hate about each other and he starts to see life for it鈥檚 possibilities. Maybe the curse can鈥檛 be broken, but there is always a loophole. **Mature Content and Language** (c) All rights reserved.

Genero:
Fantasy / Romance
Autor/a:
Myranda Rae
Estado:
Extracto
Cap铆tulos:
6
Rating:
5.0 102 rese帽as
Clasificaci贸n por edades:
18+

In the Dark

***Warning - there are some situations upcoming that deal with both kidnapping and blatant and illegal disregard for bodily autonomy and reproductive rights***

This is an excerpt only. The entire 5-book series is available at either MyrandaRae.com, my Patreon or on Galatea. Thank you so much to all the readers who gave their feedback, making the series so much more enjoyable.


Puffs of my breath float through the freezing cold air. Pulling my collar around my neck tighter, I try to both keep warm and hide myself.

I should not be out this late.

I know that staying behind to finish my work was dangerous but I can鈥檛 afford to be docked any of my wages. Working as a baker鈥檚 apprentice seemed like a dream job until the low wages and heavy workload became almost unbearable. Staying after dark to finish decorating a cake seems ridiculous but it had to be completed before tomorrow.

A chill runs through my spine as I start to jog. Every sound is more frightening in the dark. I鈥檓 more than halfway home, I just need to keep my head down. It鈥檚 not illegal to be out after dark but it is strongly warned against. Cities on the outskirts of the Kingdom don鈥檛 have the same kind of policing, we鈥檙e more susceptible to crimes.

Eerie sounds echo through the chilly, deserted streets. Every time I check behind me, there is no one there.

It鈥檚 just my imagination.

It鈥檚 just my imagination.

It鈥檚 not just my imagination.

The lanky silhouette of a tall, thin man steps out from the side of a building just up ahead. He鈥檚 much too thin to be a wolf. Maybe he鈥檚 an abnormally tall human.

A sound from behind me confirms my suspension that he鈥檚 not alone. I roll my shoulders back, walking quickly down the street, crossing before I reach his position. If there are only two of them, maybe I can fight them off.

Against my better judgment, I peek my head over my shoulder. I鈥檓 in trouble. There are now two shadowy figures, crossing the street to walk behind me.

Shit.

I consider my options. I could shift and try to run away. If they are vampires I can鈥檛 outrun them, I can put up a fight, get a few good licks in, but I definitely won鈥檛 win in a fight against three of them. I could try just ignoring them and walking home, I鈥檓 nearly there, maybe I鈥檓 being overly panicky and they want nothing to do with me. Or, I could ask them what they want, confront this head-on.

I take a deep breath and turn around.

鈥淐an I help you, gentlemen?鈥

A deep chuckle sounds from the lone stranger that is now behind me. He walks around, joining the others. When he steps under the streetlamp I鈥檓 able to get a good view of his face.

Definitely not a wolf or vampire.

His eyes are unusually deep-set, beady and so pale they are frightening.

鈥淲e鈥檝e been searching for a pretty little she-wolf just like you for weeks!鈥 One of them says as he steps forward.

Maybe running would have been the better option to go with.

鈥淒on鈥檛 even think about running, you鈥檙e coming with us.鈥

Sudden exhaustion hits me like a brick. I teeter on my feet, swaying before everything around me is swallowed up by darkness.

~

A bone-chilling cold that seems to have settled into my soul rouses me from sleep. I blink in the dark, wolves have exceptional vision. Why can鈥檛 I see?

Restraints jerk against my arms as I try to pull myself up to sit. Metal clanking loudly against metal. I鈥檓 strapped down to what feels like a lumpy bed. I listen for any sounds in the unnatural quiet darkness. I should be able to detect even minor noises but I hear nothing. There are no sounds, utter silence, it鈥檚 unnerving.

More concerning than the situation I find myself in is the apparent disappearance of my wolf. I focus, trying to shift but nothing happens. Panic and fear grip my chest.

I rub my legs together trying to generate a little bit of warmth. Where are my clothes and shoes? I鈥檓 wearing a nightgown but it feels thin and scratchy like it鈥檚 made of paper. I consider yelling out into the darkness but decide against it. Whoever grabbed me might not know I鈥檓 conscious, I should keep it that way.

I press my fingers together, trying to make my hands as small as possible. After pulling until my wrists are bloody and raw I stop fighting. The silence is terrifying. Wherever I am must be desolate because there aren鈥檛 even the normal nighttime sounds, not even the chirp of an insect.

I pull against the restraints again as I lay back in the bed. I refuse to sit still and wait, as long as I鈥檓 conscious there is a chance that the restraints could break.

I feel my sanity starting to slip. How long have I been here? My stomach aches from hunger and my wrists are ripped open to the bone. It feels like years have passed, though I know that can鈥檛 be.

The thump of footsteps catches my attention. It鈥檚 the first sound I鈥檝e heard since I鈥檝e been here. A door creaks open, light spilling into the room enough to illuminate the silhouette of a woman.

I bite back a growl.

鈥淚鈥檓 here to give you your supplements, vitamins, and hormones to aid in quality egg production,鈥 she says casually.

鈥淯mm.. I鈥檓 sorry鈥 egg production?鈥 I sputter. I had a speech planned, a scathing mouthful for the people that are holding me, a rage-filled rant, but now, my mind is blank.

When she steps closer, she grabs my arm in her icy hand, shoving a syringe into my skin.

鈥淵es, egg production.鈥

She quickly finished injecting me with who-knows-what and leaves the room.

I鈥檓 left baffled, alone in the dark.

My arm aches where she injected me. I lay in complete silence and darkness again with my mind reeling. Where am I? This feeling is actually worse than before. Now my fear and dread are coupled with a piece of very unsettling information that only produces more questions. I shudder at the thought of what they could want with me. Every scenario I play in my head is terrifying.

I can鈥檛 believe I put myself in this situation so that I could decorate a cake.

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