Maya watched from the roof of her home. The wolf carefully
moved around her residence. He was no ordinary wolf. She
knew who he was. The ancient, Akaos, was here to speak to her.
She didn't move, but she didn't have to. Her scent was
now more pungent then before. Anyone with a nose would be
able to smell the hormones. The cat inside purred and waited
for her mate. Maya couldn't believe it, this man/wolf was
her other half.
The wolf was big and smart as it sniffed the air. It
studied everything. Could he be trying to figure a way in?
She didn't know and couldn't chance it. It was time to let
him know she knew exactly who he was, an ancient, an elder,
and that he'd come calling.
Her bones crunched, muscles stretched, and fur replaced
skin. She shifted to the mighty saber–tooth tiger
before she jumped off the roof of her home.
Maya landed three feet in front of the wolf. No matter
what, this man would know who she was. There was no reason
not to show him and the Council what they were up against.
If they even thought of controlling her, she would give them
hell. But for some reason, the thought of him taking control
sent a sexual thrill through her. No one could ever control
her. Oh they tried, but failed. Did this man have what it
took to control the cat? Her tiger sure thought so.
She sat down in front him and started to clean her paw.
Her gaze held his. If the wolf could sigh, Maya swore it
did. The wolf's body started to shift.
The man was enormous, over seven feet tall, and built
like a tank. He wore black dress pants and a white silk
shirt. He bowed his head.
"I am sorry if I intruded on your property, but I
couldn't wait to meet you. My name is, Akaos Featherstone.
Won't you shift so we can talk? Please tell your sisters I
mean no harm." She looked behind him, and sure enough, all
of her sisters hissed, and waited for her orders.
Akaos was a very powerful man and hid his age well, even
for an elder. His voice was deep, authoritative, even though
he asked her, giving her the curiosity she deserved. Maya
knew by his body posture he already considered her his.
Her body twisted and popped as she shifted. "You're
either very stupid or very powerful. Sir, I think the later.
Go play my sisters. I will entertain our surprise guest."
Maya turned and headed towards the entrance of her home.
"The others with you are coming. It's up to you if we
talk tonight or not. I'll be inside and you're welcome in my
home." Maya pointed to the headlights that came around the
"Weapons are not allowed in my home, but then again, I
don't believe you really need them now, do you?" Maya
challenged and was rewarded with a small growl.
As she walked inside her home. She could feel the weight
of his stare on her backside. She couldn't help grinning
like a fool when she turned to her sisters. They parted and
surrounded her as she came in. Lacey leaned against the wall
with a smile on her face.
"He's the one?" Was all Lacey said, and Maya nodded.
"What do they want?" Abby hissed.
She reached over and hugged the small woman. "He's here
to talk to me. I've known for some time this would happen.
Just wish it would have been later."
Lacey stepped beside her. "Go, you all understand what
needs to be done when we have guests we don't know." Her
best friend bumped her with her hip. "I won't let anything
happen to her. That she doesn't want to happen, that is,"
As if on cue, the room grew warm, the smell of pine, and
wood filled the air. Akaos stood in the door, with another
man who was only a few inches shorter. The new man sported a
crew cut and bright red hair, where Akaos was bald. Two men,
obviously guards, stood behind them scanning the area. "Have
we interrupted?" Akaos's gaze slid down her body and back up
again to meet her gaze.
Before she could say anything, Gabby, the quietest of
all the sisters, hissed and turned to leave. "What do you
think, being here in the middle night? I thought ancients
were smarter than this." She shifted and ran out of the room.