had his hands tied coping with life outside of the Institutes. He’s
come far despite all the bumps along the way.
he cares for are not safe with or without him. There’s no escaping
his past. Or permanent solution to his problems. One way or another
he’ll become the target for all those looking to destroy the hybrid
who endangers their way of life and challenges everything they’ve
I failed to notice before, caught up in my conversation with Gabriel. My heart picks up speed as I come to the realization that something is off. We may have walked straight into the mother of all traps.
“What the hell…?”
“Kristina, run!” Gabriel shoves me back the way we came before I can make sense of what has made him so paranoid all of a sudden. I stumble, nearly dropping the flashlight in the process, but regain my bearings and haul ass in the direction of the SUV as fast as my legs can carry me.
The ground begins to shake almost violently as we start running, making it very hard to maintain my balance. I struggle to stay upright, the severity of the situation failing to register as I worry more about getting to solid earth. But I’m slowed down by the constant sway, and can feel myself falling behind with each step I take. My heart jumps at the prospect of being left alone to fend with whatever the hell is out here, but Gabriel grabs my arm and tows me at a pace I can barely keep up with.
Gabriel legs it, but staggers as the shaking increases in intensity. I bump into him continuously in my desperate attempt to keep up since he’s forced to slow down to prevent a catastrophic fall that could quite possibly be the end of the both of us, but it’s basically a race I’m destined to lose. He can get away, but that will require him to let go of me.
I certainly hope he doesn’t.
chains tying him to a dark past and gloomy existence. But there’s
one catch. He’s not human.
one person that can help him achieve his objectives. He knows where
she will be and what she will look like, but what he doesn’t
anticipate is the fact he finds himself caring for the girl whose
life he’s put at risk, more and more each day.
responsible for the loss of many innocent lives. But when he finds
his feelings compromised, can he still move on knowing that doing so
will put an end to the life she once knew? How far is he willing to
go to be free?
I pull open the driver’s-side door, only to have it brusquely shut by a rather large, pale hand. Startled by the suddenness of the man’s appearance, I shift to my left and come eye to eye with a bulky-looking individual with dark brown eyes, and a scar that traces a fine line from his upper lip all the way down to his chin.
“Don’t attract attention, missy.” He sneers at me.
I glance down at the feel of something hard poking my ribcage and find, much to my horror, that he’s leveled a gun at my stomach. Most of the weapon is concealed by a khaki trench coat he wears.
“Keep your pretty little mouth shut and all will sail smoothly,” he warns, standing rigidly beside me. He glances briefly over the roof of the truck. “Tiger. Hello there, my dear old friend. Didn’t take you long to make friends, huh?”
I grow stiff. So these are the psychos that are after Tiger.
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