over to the still, slumped form of the boy. He pressed a nose to his cheek. The wolf hurt.
The boy waved a hand up to shove the wolf’s cold face away from
his. But the wolf remained
undeterred, Cody shoved his nose harder against Kid.
Cody,” Kid slurred.
“Knock it off.”
boy’s eyes opened and then closed at the harsh light flooding the area. The sun
was halfway up the sky. Kid
groaned and dragged an arm across his face. “What the hell?”
growled and gave Kid another shove until the boy finally sat up. Content he wasn’t a prone target
anymore, Cody spun in a slow circle, studying the area. The caravan was gone. All the wagons.
cocked, Cody’s teeth bared.
stared at him, her mouth open in silent horror.
stalked forward, tongue lolling against his teeth. He smelled no one else, just her.
Alone and lashed by
sturdy ropes to the back wheel of her wagon.
face, he glared at her.
of her fear clogged his nose. The
wolf arched his head, enjoying the tart scent of it.
the hell?” Kid stumbled to a
halt next to him, a hand pressed
to his head as though staving off the ache. Like the wolf, he stared at Mariska.
me go.” Cody’s spitting kitten
recovered from the shock stippling her features.
didn’t tie you up, ma’am.”
Kid groaned. “And
until I know who did and why the hell I feel like this, I think you can stay
gaze darted back to him. His lips
peeled back from his teeth.
better start explaining.