Charity Rain (Charity Series Book 5)(10)

By: DeAnna Kinney

We walked in silence for the most part. I could sense his nervousness at being around me, but it was different than that of his brothers, but I couldn’t put my finger on why.

He led me down a long hall and up a ramp. He hit a red button on the wall and the door made a swooshing sound and opened, ushering us into the beautifully green forest that hid the werewolf facility. The door made another swooshing sound and closed behind us.

“Wow, that was cool,” I said turning to look behind us. What I saw there was a huge tree that hid the door we had just stepped out of. “Hey, that tree really does look like Godzilla,” I said remembering how Charity had named it the Godzilla tree.

Darrow laughed and took hold of my hand. I almost gasped but managed to hold it in. The touch of his skin made my hand tingle.

“Come with me. I want to show you something,” he said leading me gently through the forest.

After a few minutes we came to a bank and stopped. I sighed as I looked out onto the loveliest lake I had ever seen. Actually, it was the only lake I had ever seen in person. In Alaska, we didn’t live anywhere near a lake.

“Wow, this is beautiful. Is this the lake that runs between your land and the Windsor pack’s land?”


“So this is the same lake that Charity escaped in when she was kidnapped by Wesley.”

He nodded. “Yep, the same one.”

“This is so cool,” I said taking a seat on the bank of the lake and wrapping my arms around my legs. The lake was full of splashing fish and swimming ducks. I closed my eyes and soaked in the smell and sounds.

“You’re really enjoying this, aren’t you?” Darrow asked in amusement as he took a seat beside me.

“Oh yes. Thank you for bringing me here. I love it here.”

“Well, you’re welcome. You can come out here anytime. Just make sure you have someone with you, okay?”

I peered over at him and grinned. “I promise.”

“Good, thanks.”

I turned to watch the ducks and could feel Darrow watching me. I instantly felt my cheeks warming.

“Do you mind if I ask you something?” he asked.

I glanced at him then, but he was looking at the grass as he slid his hand back and forth over it in a waving movement.

“Of course not.”

“What does it feel like to be both werewolf and vampire?”

I thought about that for a moment. “Hmm, well it feels natural I guess. I mean I don’t feel weird or anything like that.”

“Are you okay now? I mean we’re sitting in the sun. The sun can hurt vampires. Does it hurt?”

I shook my head. “No. The sun has never hurt me.”

“Wow,” he said peering at me in wonder. “It must be nice to have the advantages and not the downfalls, huh?”

I shrugged. “The truth is, I’m not sure. My dad says I haven’t experienced the transformation yet since I’m still young. He says one day I’ll feel the full merging of both species and then I’ll know what it really feels like to be both.”

“Does that scare you?”

I peered into his lovely blue eyes as they were gazing into mine. “Maybe a little bit.”

Our eyes stayed locked for a few silent moments until the duck splashed in the water in front of us, breaking our trance.

I felt the smile growing inside of me. This Drake son was different than the others, he was special, but the way he made me feel felt a little dangerous. Was I really having feelings for this boy? Whatever it was that I was feeling, I had to admit, dangerous or not, it felt nice.

We spent the rest of the afternoon talking small talk and watching the ducks. It was a lovely day.

Chapter Eight


Back in my room, I was hanging my new clothes in the closet when the girls came bursting into the room.

“The boys are fighting! Let’s go see!”

I threw my last dress on the bed and ran after them.

What we saw when we entered the Recreation Room was terrifying. The room was destroyed and the boys were half shifting into their werewolf forms and street fighting like a bunch of strangers. I threw my hand over my mouth to keep from screaming out. I couldn’t tell who was who as they rolled around, a mixture of fur, claws, and teeth. Their growls rang in my ears and bounced off the walls.

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