River & Her Royal Mate by Larissa Heinrich Chapter 27

River & Her Royal Mate by Larissa Heinrich Chapter 27

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“Go. Go!” Oliver grunted as the three brutes closed in on the stumbling and bloodied female.
Kai paused only for a second, a grunt of frustration escaping his lips. River saw the torment on his face. He didn’t want to leave his friend behind.
But they had to do something.
River took the lead.
Kai followed.
Oliver could handle himself. He would stay out of sight. Meet them back. at the plane.
If they got out of this alive.
Who knew how many of these ‘werewolf hunters’ were out there?
They both slipped out of their clothes as fast as possible and silently, leaving them in a pile at the edge of the woods. Two shadows slipped over and down the hill and shot across the open space in the blink of an eye.
Two of the hunters followed behind the leader, a gruff looking man with a
mohawk.
River zeroed in her focus on the hunter to her left. Kai was stalking the
right.
The initial attack had to be lightning fast. Quiet.
Both of them were keenly aware of the deadly metal each of the formidable hunters carried.
Silver was deadly for a werewolf.
River wasn’t clear on the details but she did know that it was in her best interest to keep these sc um from stabbing and shooting her. That went without saying normally anyway, but she didn’t want to find out how much more harmful the silver versions of knives and bullets would feel.
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The fact that Kai had been willing to leave Oliver behind told her that a
wound like the dozen tiny beads embedded under the was survivable.
She was pretty sure he needed to get them out soon, though. And that they were insanely painful. Oliver was delirious.
One thing at a time, River.
Focus on not getting skewered and save this wolf.
Then save the rest of the town. Easy.
Somewhere in the back of her mind a hysterical version of herself from just a month ago laughed manically. She really had grown. Evolved.
Been hurt.
Like these sick sad istic f ucks were about to do to this poor, nearly defenseless female.
Rage bubbled volcanically from her core. Her very spirit needed to see justice done.
For this female. For the girl she used to be who had only ever wanted to belong to her pack. For every downtrodden and abused soul who suffered at the hands of those more powerful. More hateful.
River closed on her target in a flash.
Her teeth sank into delicate flesh behind the filthy human male’s knee mid-step, and she tore his ligaments out with a flick of her head, crippling him instantly. Both weapon hands followed, a simple crunch of bones and. a lunging head butt to render the man unconscious.
Then she was off, circling out to flank the leader.
Kai went the high route, ghosting up behind his prey and tugging on the back of his long leather coat. When he paused, to look down at what had. caught his jacket, Kai hopped onto his back and clamped down on the back of his neck, using his weight to drive the fool headfirst into the
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All of this took place in a matter of seconds.
The crunch of skull on sidewalk and a sharp squeal from River’s victim finally cued the leader in to something and he spun, his shotgun roaring and spraying empty air and the bodies of his fallen comrades.
If his men hadn’t been dead before, they certainly were now.
“F uck!” he screamed, whipping left and right, trying to find them.
He shouted the same word again, but in terror, just as Kai and River swooped in, high and low, taking him down without mercy.
The lone female was curled into a ball by a dumpster, shielding her head. Kai raised his head and nodded for River to approach her.
River padded forward softly, letting her presence be known with a soft woof and a shake of her head. They wouldn’t expend energy switching back and forth between forms.
Not in the middle of a battle.
For the first time, River reached out as a Lycan, as a leader to one of her pack. Because she was finally starting to understand.
Every pack was her pack. That was what it meant to be a royal. To be a Lycan.
“Stay calm. We are here to help,” she sent.
“Th-thank you, mistress!” the female stuttered and thought at the same time. Strange. River could hear the words and the thoughts.
“Keep yourself hidden. Take to the woods.”
“But what about the others? My family…”
“The prince and I will handle that. You are wounded. You won’t do anyone. any good by getting killed.” River hated to be so blunt. That was her
burden now.
“Yes, my Luna, my prince. Please….there are so many hunters, be careful!”
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The female limped up the hill and into the forest.
River felt herself starting to rage as they darted between buildings, rushing to the hunt.
These ba stards would pay.
She let the surge of Lycan blood-thirst rise up, just enough to give her focus. Purpose. She felt Kai do the same. His amber eyes tinted slightly red as he did.
It would have been unnerving had she not been so thoroughly aroused by his prowess.
Heat rose inside her.
She would have him later. For now, she let that add fuel to her fire.
Kai sniffed the air, heaved a deep breath of her scent, of the fear blowing through the town. And the scent of leather, sweat, and silver.
Wolves yelped and howled. Most of the pack, however stayed in skin form, not wanting to draw attention to themselves.
River sensed them hiding wherever they could, young wolves gathered here below the convenient store, guarding a group of small children.
An old couple, hunkered down inside their burning home.
She and Kai left those at least risk, sheltered in safe location.
The others they provided with escape. River smashed through the back. wall of the elderly wolves’ home and sent them toward the woods.
It didn’t feel like enough.
Wolves were still dying.
The attack came so suddenly that there was little resistance. The fires spread too quickly.
Kai dealt with it as best he could. Tearing out the steel footing beneath the water tower, he sent a massive, fire-quenching flood through an entire
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neighborhood, around half of the small town.
It helped some, but they kept moving, saving as many as they could before focusing on the source of the attack.
Fortunately, not all of the town’s pack were staying idle. Some joined the fight.
The royal pair gathered a small army as they ran.
And throughout, whenever they encountered a hunter, or a group of them, they ended them without hesitation.
Instinct guided the wolves to follow Kai without a thought. And with the Lycan power on their side, they had no more fear of the hunters.
Most ran in threes, and their stench sent up a beacon of their location. The
scent alone saved River at least twice from an ambush.
And as the tide began to turn, River fell into a strange state.
Time lost meaning. She only understood their mission, step by step flashing in rapid succession.
A hunter rounded the corner ahead.
He was dead before he hit the ground.
A child trapped.
Rush in. Rescue. Deliver to a wolf for safe keeping.
Dodge! A hunter’s ax clipped by. River wheeled to face him.
Kai already had the assailant on the ground.
Dusk was settling in by the time they drove the last of the hunters from the town. Only four were lucky enough to make it to their motorcycles
and escape. The rest were hunted down through the forest.
Kai could have commanded the pack to stand down.
But they needed restitution.
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They needed to take back
power
Over fifty hunters’ bodies littered the ravaged remains of the town. The pack’s first responders were out in force and any able wolf helping to finish putting out fires and locating lost wolves, identifying those lost.
The rush of battle wore off.
River found herself shaking. Sick.
She had never seen this kind of destruction. Death.
Kai was clearly shaken as well, but kept it under wraps better than she.
The prince finally stepped away from giving orders and pulled River with him. Kai was heading toward their car.
“N-no, Kai!” River tugged back. “We can’t just leave. They need our help-”
“River, they have it under control. Oliver will likely already have called in reinforcements from the nearest pack. We’ll just be in the way.”
River was fra zzled. He was probably right.
But why did she feel like she was forgetting something?
“Besides, we need to see to Oliver’s wounds. He will need treatment at the castle, even if we get the buckshot out now.” Kai had his arm around her. He was so warm and comforting in the shock still quivering though her.
He continued talking. Something about regrouping. Tracking the hunter Reports. It was hard for her to focus.
She was too tired all of a sudden. Impossibly tired.
But she still felt panicked. The medic on board said something to her that she couldn’t understand. Then he very gently stuck her arm with a small syringe.
Kai nodded, worry on his face.
Oh…they needed to calm her down. Right.
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That seemed very reasonable. She was a mess.
Kai settled her down in her seat and got her buckled in. The plane took off.
He left to follow the medic, tending to Oliver in the smaller bedroom.
River was fading into deep sleep when it hit her.
Aunt Klara!
They hadn’t seen her. They should have looked for her! She could have been …killed…
River blinked awake, extremely groggy. Soft covers rose in waves around
her.
Kai’s bed. The castle.
River rose and dressed. Bits and pieces of the previous day fluttered through her head. It felt distant, but still haunting.
Oh Klara…please be OK.
She found herself heading to the King’s chambers, needing to see Grandma Lucy. To fill her in. To get a hug.
And she got the hug as Grandma met her in the doorway to Micah’s bedroom. Where Kai was sitting with his father.
Who was sitting up. Awake.
River could see the resemblance of her mate in the King’s smoot formed cheekbones. But he shared An nalise’s eyes.
Micah looked frail and tired. But he was awake!
“Jakov’s treatment worked. He is still very weak, but recovering,” Gran explained. River nodded, smiling at Kai fondly, relieved.
The prince rose and joined them, closing the door behind him softly.
She started to tell her grandmother everything, but she didn’t know whe to start. Grandma seemed to read her mind, patting her on the back. “Ki
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filled me in for now, River. You can tell me all about it soon, once they leave. Spend time with him now
“Kai…I’m so happy for you,” she said, hugging him close, but she pulled away immediately “What did she mean, when they leave?”
“We have to go investigate. Find more of these hunters and where they came from. There haven’t been werewolf-hunter sightings in over eighty years, Riv
“Then I’ll come with you,” she stated matter-of-factly.
“No. I need to keep you safe. I saw how shook up you were after the battle.”
“What? Safety? Don’t pull that on me Kai. I was in the thick of it there with you.” She felt suddenly very small. Like a kid arguing with a parent.
Kai shook his head adamantly.
He wasn’t being fair!
They were past this foolishness. She thought they were, anyway.
She was his mate. His equal.
“River, don’t think that way.” She must have projected some of the
frustration.
“No. You clearly don’t think I am capable of keeping up with you and the *men. Fine.” She stormed out.
“River! I don’t even know when we are going-” he shouted after her, ending abruptly in a frustrated growl.
How dare he sideline her like this?
The rest of the day passed slowly. She was tempted several times to seek him out. Tell him off. Or maybe go yell at Oliver.
But the Captain was busy. First with his duties, then later…
River ducked back out of Anna’s rooms before they saw her.
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Go Ollie! And go An nalise!
But maybe don’t use so much tongue..
River almost giggled as she retired to her room for the evening. Maybe things would go more smoothly tomorrow. She would convince Kai.
Except that he never came to bed.
River woke in the wee hours of the night.
From her balcony, River watched three shadows trot across the garden and into the woods. She knew Jakov and Oliver would both protest Kai sneaking out without telling anyone. But they would also obey a direct order..
Typical.
River sniffed angrily.
She was tired of sitting by and playing house. Tired of sudden danger and surprise attacks. Always being on the defensive.
The
Duke.
$wanted to gain the initiative, get ahead of the hunters and the
Well they would.
With River’s help.
Whether they liked it or not.
River slipped out of the castle, s natching up the bag she had packed and stashed near the kitchen..
She caught Kai’s scent faintly on the wind.
Then she set off to hunt.

River & Her Royal Mate by Larissa Heinrich

River & Her Royal Mate by Larissa Heinrich

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Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Artist: Released: January 11, 2024 Native Language: English

How To Read Novel River & Her Royal Mate by Larissa Heinrich

River Landon is ostracized by her classmates for being an orphan. When she turns 21, she realises that she is fated to the Alpha's son! But when he rejects her and claims his girlfriend instead, River is heartbroken. Little does she know that life has more in store for her than Just being the Luna of a Pack... Enter Kai, a mysterious stranger who's new to town..

River & Her Royal Mate by Larissa Heinrich

River Landon is ostracized by her classmates for being an orphan. When she turns 21, she realises that she is fated to the Alpha's son! But when he rejects her and claims his girlfriend instead, River is heartbroken. Little does she know that life has more in store for her than Just being the Luna of a Pack... Enter Kai, a mysterious stranger who's new to town..

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