'The one in the middle. He's the weaker,' Jakobe told his wolf. Vane closed in on the dirty brown wolf, pouncing on him harshly. The two rolled forward, hitting one of the wolves. Biting into the wolves neck, holding it down, he slashed its side with his sharp claws, the rogue howled in pain. Vane clawed at its body once more before biting harder into its neck, tearing out its jugular. He didn't stay to view his first kill, he was already advancing to an oncoming rogue. Using his front paw, he clawed the wolf's face when they both jumped to attack each other. Another swipe was done to its bared stomach before biting into its throat. A female scream stopped his kill. Disposing of the dead wolf, he turned to the direction of the scream. A sharp bark escaped Vane, blood matting his fur and dripping from his sharp fangs he rushed to the third wolf. This one had a woman under his body, snapping at her as she tried to fend him off with a bag she got him to bite. Again he barked at the rogue to stand down, the rogue ignored once more. He threw himself against the wolf making them crash into a storefront, he can feel the broken glass falling onto his body but he was focused on the wolf thrown across the store. It got up and charged towards him. He stepped to the side easily clawing at its hind leg. The rogue fell to the ground momentarily before attacking once more. Vane grew tired of its insolence, angrily he went straight for the kill, clamping his jowls around its neck when it missed his body. The wolf being overpowered by the Royal beta's power and body weight gave in and accepted its fate. Vane kept his hold on its neck and clawed into its neck.

The quickest way to kill a wolf in attack form was its neck then stomach. For werewolves, it takes them longer to heal, by the time the process starts working they have already bled out.

Vane huffed in disgust at the now dead rogue and bounded out of the destroyed store. The woman was still cowering on the sidewalk, pale and wide-eyed. Though she was attacked by a werewolf, Vane and Jakobe knew they couldn't shift to human form to help her, she will only be left with the traumatic experience of being attacked by a wolf. Vane huffed at her and motioned with his head to leave. He did this twice before she understood and left.

He took a look at the scene that was created on the streets of the town. Crashed cars, dead rogues, screaming people, police sirens, it was chaos. Exactly what they wanted to avoid, guess Shia got his wish. Gunfire sounded down the street, he ran towards the sound, he turned a corner where the gunshots sounded louder. A wolf was attacking a police officer but was dodging the shots.

The officer was shooting out of fear. Not wanting to have the gun on him, he stayed took to the few darkened storefronts and ran to aide the human. He spotted people crowded in a restaurant, fearfully looking out the glass window. Getting closer, Vane barked at the rogue, it stopped and snarled at the beta.

'The disrespect Shia has bred into these mutts,' Vane seethed.

'Get rid of him. Careful of the trigger-happy cop,' Jakobe advised.

'Will do,'

The rogue made the first move, Vane dodged then backed away. He barked, telling the rogue to stand down. Head down, fangs bared, ready to attack once more, it barked in refusal to do so. Vane huffed, shaking his head when his vision became cloudy a bit. When his vision cleared, the rogue was already charging at him. He quickly moved out of the way at a moment's notice and lunged forward, biting the wolf on its back. It fell to the ground with a huff but made an effort to turn in order to strike Vane. He saw this coming and reared his head back, swiping at the rogue's front paw. Not giving it another chance, he dragged his sharp claws down its stomach, violently clawing its throat then clawed at its stomach once more, deepening its fatal wound.

The rogue's body went limp minus its labored breathing till it took its last breath.

'Fucking mutt,' Vane spat, stepping over the body before turning to the officer. The poor human thought Vane was about to attack him and shoot in defense.

The bullet connected to his hind leg. He couldn't stay in wolf form. His body will heal over the bullet, against the rules he shifted back to human form.

"The hell, man. I just saved your ass," Vane shouted lying on the street, assessing the wound.

"Y-You are a- a-, man," the officer stuttered. The people who were in the restaurant came out in curiosity.

"Technically yes," Vane answered. Focusing on his index finger, he let it shift into a claw to open the bullet wound wider. He yelled in pain and dug out the bullet. He watched as the wound healed leaving a few trickles of blood on the surface.

"You're a werewolf!"

He turned to a young woman who was now pointing at him in wide-eyed excitement.

Vane stood up, covering his exposed area, giving a nod to the blushing ladies.

"Yes. We are sorry for this exposure. It is all being handled. Your sheriff and mayor will be contacted about this cleanup," he said backing away slowly. He stopped when he sensed his men coming his way. Their barks caused the people to be frightened once more. "It's okay. These are my men," Vane assured them. The ten wolves approached them all, then created a circle around Vane, eyeing the humans then him.

"It's alright. I got shot and had to act fast," he explained. They nodded in understanding, shifting back to their human forms. The humans gasped at the transformations.

"You are safe now but we suggest that you all go home and stay there till morning," one of his men said.

"What is going on?" the officer asked, finally gaining his composure back.

"We cannot say much but your safety is assured. Please stay indoors," Vane said.

He tensed when he felt Dimitri calling out to him. 'Yes, brother,' he answered.

'A nearby pack reached out to me about hounds approaching them, they are safe but you need to stay where you are. I've asked the Alpha to dispatch a few guards. I'm afraid we have to enlist the help of humans for this war. I, along with the alphas have agreed upon this. Shia was one step ahead of us after all. He released his hellhounds, he had them hiding,'

'Fuck. Did you find him?'

'Yes. I'm behind him. Lena reached out to me. She has things under control at Verans. Your duty now is to protect the humans.' Dimitri replied.

'Yes, your majesty,'

'Mother apologizes for that momentary vision loss. To protect your charges for this war and threats to come you need to protect yourself.' With those as his last words before he closed their connection.

'What does that mean?' Vane asked.

'He is so cryptic since he became king again,' Jakobe joked.

Vane focused back to the gathering humans who were eyeing all eleven naked and bloodied men. They are in for more shock after finding out werewolves do exist.

One step at a time.

"Officer. Where can we find some pants?" he asked.

It's going to be a long night.

Thank you, Shia. Fucking prick.

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