"The pack, the land, everything else, and then us," Eve breathed into her brother's trembling hands. "Say it, Elijah, say it."
The teenager closed his eyes before a shuttering cry escaped his aching throat. "The pack, the land, everything else, and- and then us."
They weren't the strongest pack, they didn't have impenetrable borders, they weren't armed with silver. They lived in fragile peace, with their distant allying pack the only weapon they could use against threats. Thirty-seven shifters lived on the edge of Birch Grove, until they didn't.
Teenagers Eve and Elijah Godspeed's pack is literally cut in half after an attack leaves their home in ailing health. With their parents face down in their own pool of blood, the siblings are faced with the sudden responsibility of leading a broken pack out of the ashes and into the embers of war.
As their cards fold, they'll learn betrayal, love, and courage is the only means of survival.
Inspired by skyler_press's 'Then Us' on AO3