Chapter Twenty-Seven: Wait For Me
I shot away from the window before they could see me. My Wolf, who was still bitter toward them for tying me up and shutting her away, growled lowly. She was aching to sink her canines into the soft base of their throats and tear them open.
I was at Lyssa's side in a second, shaking her awake. She was up almost immediately, her eyes meeting mine and seeing the panic in them. She was off the bed and across the room in almost no time at all, her eyes assessing the Wolves who were sniffing around, clearly catching our scents.
"How good are you in a fight, Tanaya?" Her voice was cold, her tone clipped. In this moment, she was dangerous.
"Pretty good, I guess," I responded. "I was good enough to beat Mr. Diaboli."
Lyssa's head snapped in my direction, shock on her face. She blinked three times, saying, "Then, I guess you're good in a fight."
Her head snapped back toward the window, her canines extending, her fingernails turning into claws.
"Get ready," she spoke up, her voice deeper and more animalistic than normal. "Here they come."
As soon as she had finished speaking the door was kicked down and there stood the Wolves side by side with the Hunters. My Wolf was disgusted that these Wolves would join up with Hunters to hurt their own people. I felt the stinging in my jaw as my canines extended. I could feel the brief sharp pain in my fingernails as they grew into claws. My Wolf was front and center at the moment.
The four of them looked back and forth between Lyssa's hostile face and my eerily calm one.
"We aren't going to have a meaningful conversation, are we?" a male Wolf spoke up, looking slightly disappointed.
My Wolf growled in response, glaring at the two Wolves with such an intense disappointment that they both flinched slightly.
"Fine," said a female Hunter, her eyes locked on me as she took out a silver blade. "If you won't come quietly, we'll have to make you. You three handle the Beta. I'll take the Luna."
The female Wolf snapped her head in the Hunter's direction. "Are you out of your mind? There's no way you could take a Luna by yourself."
The Hunter smiled chillingly, her gaze never leaving mine which only pissed my Wolf off further. Clearly this pathetic little Hunter didn't realize she was in the presence of a Luna. We would have to show her.
"Don't worry about that," she said. "I've killed my fair share of Lunas."
A low growl rumbled from my throat as she smirked. The thought of her killing Lunas didn't terrify me, instead it just pissed me off. I was one Luna she wouldn't kill, I'd make sure of that.
Both of the Wolves looked ready to protest when Lyssa jumped at the male, sinking her canines deep into his throat and ripping the flesh away. His eyes went wide and he fell to the ground, choking on his breath as he died.
Everything moved quickly after that. The female Wolf and the Male Hunter both launched themselves at Lyssa while the female Hunter hurled herself in my direction, her silver blade gleaming threateningly. I dodged the blade before it could make contact with my skin, grabbing her wrist and twisting it. It broke with a satisfying crunch and the blade fell from her hand as she yelled out in agony.
"I'm not the other Lunas you've killed," my Wolf spoke through my lips, smiling mockingly. "If you want to kill me, you'll have to try harder."
Her face twisted in hatred and she picked up the blade with her good hand and she flung herself in my direction once more. She slashed at me, but I ducked and each time her blade met air and not my skin. I glanced over briefly to see how Lyssa was doing. The male Hunter was down already and she was fighting with the female Wolf.
I turned my attention back to my own fight. The Hunter was slowing, breathing hard. I grabbed her arm and and squeezed, listening to her bones shatter underneath my hands. She cried out in pain and fell to her knees, her arm hanging limply at her side.
I watched her, feeling sorry for her. I punched her once, knocking her out cold and turned to help Lyssa. She didn't need it, though. She swiped her claws across the She-Wolf's throat stopping her in her tracks. The She-Wolf smirked a little bitterly before falling to her death.
Lyssa came to my side, grabbing me by the arm. "Let's get out of here now, before they send reinforcements."
She pulled me outside right as another car pulled up. Lyssa pulled me behind her, taking a protective stance in front of me as she glared at the car. Her face softened, though when her gaze fell upon the man who stepped out of the car.
"Roy," she murmured, straightening up and gazing at her Mate. "What are you doing here?"
"A Wolf said they had caught your scent and they sent their best fighters after you." His gaze flickered to the motel room door which was ajar, then to me before they rested softly on Lyssa. "But, I see now their best fighters weren't enough for the two of you."
"You're coming with us this time, aren't you?" Lyssa's eyes were as bright as Times Square as she beamed at him. "We could use your help. The more hands to protect the Luna, the better."
His eyes flickered over to me, seeming a little nervous as he asked, "You don't mind if I tag along, do you?"
I was quiet as my Wolf studied him. She didn't trust Hunters very much, but he was Lyssa's Mate. He wouldn't do anything to hurt her. Plus, my Wolf was more than confident that we could make quick work of him if he tried anything funny.
"You're her Mate," I finally said, shrugging. "What kind of Luna would I be if I kept two Mates apart?"
Roy grinned, his gaze returning to Lyssa. We all gathered into the car he bought along and in no time at all, we had pulled away from the parking lot and we drove ahead to the hotel Alpha Donovan owned. It was surely going to be a long day, but I didn't mind.
Whenever I closed my eyes, I could feel Marc's tendrils of warmth brushing against me. I could feel his Wolf curled up against mine, I could feel his soul kiss my own.
I knew I would fight my way through Hell to be with him again. All he had to do now was wait for me.