I came to pinned between strong arms a Scottish lullaby being sung. The Diner was closed and Weres were everywhere. Two guys hung onto Mason’s arms while someone else was physically wrapped around his middle. His eyes bore into mine as he flexed his claws. It cheered me to see he was bleeding too. Though the heat in his eyes wasn’t only anger and that spooked me enough to look away. I looked up at Rick who had his eyes closed as he sang. My body hurt and I knew I had a split lip.
He stopped singing as all attention was on me. I could feel the tension and beneath that the fear.
“What the fuck was that lass?”
I smiled and felt blood run down my chin. I knew I’d scared him, hell I scared myself. This was the first time I didn’t make it back to my place. Of course with twenty weres between me and the door, it wasn’t too suprising.
“What did I do?”
He frowned before looking up. Mei was standing above me. Well that explained the location staying the same.
“You did nothing; you’re just excited about being fostered to my clan that you fainted.”
Her voice was enough; this was the price for silence. The packs had cleaned up and created a cover story, buying off anyone needed. Having a witch make those not needed forget.
Rick helped me stand long enough to bow to Mei. Staggering to a booth, I sighed.
“What did I do?”
A delicately arched eyebrow went up as the cat smiled.
“You took on a Clan Leader. You drew blood.”
“Eloquently put. Are you human?”
The look I sent her made her eyes glow.
“Want to tell me how this came to be little one? Before your father takes you home.”
I just looked at her then Rick. He was pale muscles twitching. Apparently, someone had known about our situation. Hell of course they did, not that it would make it any easier. The bloodletting would bite me in the ass.
“I lost my temper.”
I didn’t see the back hand coming.
“What happened child?”
I pulled myself to my feet panting. I met her stare refusing to flinch. The bitch wasn’t worth it I told the pain in my head.
“I don’t know damn it!”
“No human takes on an Alpha and draws blood.”
“Did I get claws or fangs?”
My muscles twitched as I stepped forward;
“How about fur or feathers?”
“Then I’m still human, and not one of yours Mei. I was raised by a pack of ALL alpha wolves, I know how to fight. Just because the poor kitty got used for a scratching post does not make me one.”
“I’M NOT A FUCKING CAT!” Mason roared from his corner pulling his keepers forward a few steps.
I smiled as I bowed to Mei;
“I’m tired and sore. I need to clean my wounds and pray that he had more control than I did.”
She understood my meaning as I moved away. Rick moved with me but her voice made me stop at the door.
“Only enemies or mates draw blood child. Which one are you?”