"She slept with wolves without fear, for the wolves knew a lion was amongst them."
-Robert M Drake
He howled at the moon to bring him peace. Instead it brought him a tornado with ocean eyes and a heartbeat.
She cried to the heavens to bring her release. Instead it brought her a flame locked inside a beast.
Ryder Kane was used to pain. It infiltrated her life at an early age, a never ceasing burn through all of her days. The struggles of reality had become engrained in her mind since the day she realized that the world wouldn't carry her.
She had to carry it.
Paul Lahote didn't believe in love, not until he met her. His life was a whir of anger and meaningless days. Ryder changed that, the second she locked eyes with him. His imprint, a gaurded fireball with ocean eyes- Ryder Kane became his world.
And slowly, but surely, he became hers, even if she didn't want him to.
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