“I need to talk to you,” he said.
“I’m here,” I told him, putting my hands on the sides of his face, wanting for some of his pain to be relieved. I was certain that nothing I did would make him feel better. If I was in his place, and the same thing was happening to Dylan, I’d probably be going crazy.
“Just you alone,” Blake said, turning to nod at Eric.
“I’m not leaving you alone,” Eric quickly replied, taking a few steps into the room. He was standing defensively, looking ready to attack Blake at any moment.
“I’ll be fine,” I told Eric, nodding at him once.
‘I want to stay with you,’ Eric said through our mind link, looking at me directly.
I didn’t know what to do. Blake was my best friend. I had been able to count on him since the moment I met him. He had the opportunity to kill me when I trespassed in his land, yet he had allowed me to live. I owed him.
But I’d been close to Eric since coming into the pack. He’d basically had my back time and time again.
“This is my mate we’re talking about, Leila,” Blake said, looking at me with pleading eyes.
I looked at him, and then at Eric.
Eric glared at Blake, looking bothered by something, but I didn’t know what.
Suddenly, Eric started walking away from us. I thought he would leave the room, but he didn’t. He closed the door to the lounge room, which had still been open. After that, he locked it, making sure that the door was actually closed shut to anyone outside.
“My loyalties lie with you, Leila” Eric told me, bowing his head once, to show respect.
“If he wants to say anything, even if I don’t agree with it, I will be by your side,” he said.
Blake stared at Eric for a while, looking like he was testing him out.
“Even if it’s something that Dylan won’t approve of?” Blake asked Eric.
“Dylan is my Alpha, and I respect him. But I’ve always been with Leila, and that’s not going to change. Especially if I know something might go wrong- with whatever it is that you two plan to do,” Eric said, sounding more serious than I had ever heard him speak.
I nodded at him, and focused my attention on Blake. Eric said I could trust him, and that was all I needed to know.
“I haven’t been able to talk with her much about what happened,” Blake admitted.
“Has she accepted you?” I asked him, knowing she probably already had.
“She did, but everything is really complicated,” he said.
While Blake and I remained standing, Eric took a seat on one of the couches- still keeping his eyes on Blake.
“I’ll talk to Dylan. I will convince him to let her go. She’ll be out by tonight,” I told Blake, putting my hand on his arm.
He placed his hand over mine, but gave me a dark, almost sinister smile. It was really strange to see him like that. I was used to the happy, upbeat Blake. Right now, he was looking far from that.
“He will release her, I have no doubt in that,” Blake said with in his Alpha voice. At this, Eric raised an eyebrow, and rose to his feet.
“I don’t want you and Dylan to have problems.” I felt nervous as I said that.
“His third in command, John, he wants her dead. I’m not going to allow that.” As Blake kept talking, his voice sounded deadlier by the second.
“Hey, hey, stop,” I told Blake. Once again, I put my hands on the sides of his face, making him look directly into my eyes.
“I don’t have to read your mind to know what you’re thinking of doing, and I can’t let you do that,” I told him.
Anger flashed through his eyes, as he kept his gaze on mine.
“They want to kill her, Leila! I’m not going to let that happened!” Blake growled, his eyes shifting to a dark color. I could feel Blake’s Wolf wanting to come out, but he was doing a good job in keeping him at bay.
“I won’t let that happen either, I promise. No one is going to hurt her,” I said, keeping my voice leveled.
Blake remained still for a second, before he nodded at me.
“Where’s Dylan at?” Blake asked.
Even though Eric was in the room, Blake hardly paid attention to him.
Dylan at first didn’t want me to come and see Blake. He, like Eric, thought Blake would hurt me out of revenge because his mate was captured.
|Danny Schwarz||as Dylan|
|Emilia Clarke||as Leila|
|Matt Lanter||as Blake|
|Liam Payne||as Eric|
|Christian Bale||as Nicolas|
|Matt Barr||as Jace|
|Alexander Skarsgard||as Caine|