Sometimes the decisions that our ancestors make can be the ones that cause the future generations the most pain and heartache. Thierry's life is changed forever the day her family was wiped from the face of the earth. She is the only known survivor at least that is what she has been told.
Thierry watched in horror from under the floorboards of her family home as the sounds of her mother's pleas to not hurt her or her father as they fought back against their attackers. She remembers the screams and sounds of crunching of their pain as her parents took their last breaths.
Twenty years later she has learned to control her wolf but she never forgot their voices, when she was brought to Elise her world was anything but right. Time and unconditional love from Elise at the orphanage. Thierry has moved on but she always felt like half of her was missing. One day her world is forever changed when the man that brought her to Elise shows up on her doorstep asking for forgiveness. It was the one person she believed dead. Her Grandfather Yuri and the man that would change everything in her life, including her truth.
Zev's brooding silence scared her and also intrigured her but she saw something deep in his eyes down to his soul, if only she could get him to talk his simple one word answer, or glares was all she ever got from him she knew he had much to say, it was written all over his body
This is her Theory of life.
Sunlight streamed through the window Thierry watched the small buck on the small hillside grazing on the light brown long grass the sun she let her razor-sharp senses take over her eyes watched the small hairs on the bucks back.
Her wolf growled low she felt it move under her skin she wanted out to run she could feel her muscles shift she felt the familiar twinge of her muscles she was the one that Thierry could count on no matter what.
It had taken Thierry’s wolf and her to learn to trust each other, they both had figured it out over years of fighting and working together how to rely on each other strengths and weakness her wolves instincts against her human ones, they both were one in the same.
Two separate minds but merged as one their eyes worked as one but only when they both agreed to merge. Their reflexes, their muscles, every damn part of their bodies worked like a well-oiled machine. Years of training but what they both couldn’t understand was the feeling of not being complete they both felt the pain of Thierry’s parents death the nightmares we’re the worst. Elise had done the best to comfort her but Elise was not her parents.
Thierry’s eyes shifted quickly to the left of the buck as she noticed a pair of eyes met hers they were oddly familiar she bolted up in her bed just a quickly the black haze ran. Her wolf growled low and every instinct they share heightened, Thierry quickly scrambled from her bed she ran for the door fighting with the lock before she finally got the door to unlock the door pulling the door open and running down the steps taking them three steps at a time until her bare feet hit the moist ground.
Her wolves strewn muscles bunched up as the burst of power pushed her human body forward she gritted her teeth together she ran up the small embankment around the left to where she saw the familiar eyes. Thierry quickly stripped off her panties, then tank top before she gave herself over to her wolf she could feel her fur push forth, her muscles, bones snapping and bending her jaw ached as her fangs pushed threw breaking through her gums her legs buckled as she fell forward on her hands. Pure white fur burst forth she looked down she relax to help the shift move quicker taking a deep breath throwing her head back as her wolf took the first deep breath scenting the air.
Feeling the wind against their face as her wolf took off in the chase of their visitor her paws hit the ground hard the wind whipped over her sleek body she ran hard following the scent of the unknown visitor it was unknown to both her wolf. Thierry criss crossed through her acreage her wolf followed the scent till they came to the edge of the quarry that was from an old mine that bordered her property. The scent stopped there which meant that whoever was on her property had jumped into the quarry in to the water below.
Thierry wolf paced back and forth her muscles tense her claws digging into the soft earth she growled slow baring her teeth, tilting her head back she scented the air something made her whine her eyes searched the area it wasn't worth running the border of the quarry.
Thierry pushed to her wolfs surface her muscles and bones cracked pain radiated as she looked down her paws were slowly changing her claws became fingernails and slowly her fingers. Thierry closed her eyes panting through the last of the change on her hands and knees her blonde hair hung around her face lifting her head to the sun rising above she slowly rose up till her naked body felt the heat of the sun she rose to her feet her wolf was agitated she could feel her wolfs emotions something didn’t feel right but she was not fearful Thierry did her best to try and feel what it was she couldn’t pinpoint it but she knew it was almost like a calm came over her.
“Calm down girl,” she whispered to herself and the wolf. She felt the weight of her wolves fear and the need to protect them.
Thierry took one last look around the quarry she didn’t know who or what was on her property but she knew one thing she needed to find out. Something felt very off quilter her life was one of a blank sheet with one big blood stained beginning but she knew one thing she would never let her need for revenge be her downfall. Turning around Thierry headed back to her home she needed to talk to Elise something wasn’t right and the only one that knew anything to do with town or new shifters was Elise.
As she made her walk back her thoughts went back to the set of piercing yellow eyes they both knew that whatever was there was either a shifter or that of a wild animal.
Walking into the house the sounds of the kids laughing, loud voices the familiar smells of bounce sheets, home cooked bread and love assaulted her senses. This was Thierry’s home for many years sixteen to be exact it had been her safe harbour. Elise had been her adopted mother she had shown Thierry love, that touch was to be comforting and not hurtful. To the outside world, it just looked like a big hobby farm what people didn’t know was that this was a home to many hurt and abandoned wolf shifter cubs they couldn’t be put in regular child protection services as they had to learn to deal with there wild nature they were born with.
“Tierry!” Anna’s little voice bellowed through the house Thierry turned to see Anna run straight for her Thierry dropped down to her knees opening her arms wide for Anna as she hurtled her little body at her arms wrapping around her neck. Thierry closed his arms around her little body pulling her closer before smothered her in kisses Anna laughed and giggled. “Iz mwissed you.”
“I missed you too, Bug.” Thierry pulled back looking at Anna the right side of her face was scarred from the day they found her it was a daily reminder of what happened to her as a baby. Thierry rubbed a hand down her cheek and smiled. “Is Elise here?” Anna nodded and pointed to the office. Thierry leaned forward kissed her forehead before she stood up and looked down at Anna. “I am staying for dinner so I will come and find you after dinner. I need to speak to Elise first okay?” Anna gave her a pouty look before she smiled wide and took off down the hall.
Thierry ran a hand through her hair before she turned for Elise office. Thierry came to the door but heard voices she had never heard before she knocked and heard silence before the door opened. A man with dark shaggy hair that hung around his face, tattooed on his one forearm his scent was both repulsive and alluring, he had a scar through his eyebrow his biceps bigger than her thigh he stood at least a foot and a half taller than her she looked him over, noticing the scars on his neck, and face as she looked up to meet his eyes they were a dark brown but something about them made her wolf whine in pain. Thierry felt the swirl of emotions run rampant through her body but she forced her body and mind to shut it down.
“Who are you and where is Elise?” Thierry felt unease something wasn’t right Thierry pushed past the tall male deeper into the office the sight that she was met with was unnerving.
Elise stood by a tall grey-haired mail in a suit his piercing blue eyes tattoos covered his hands as did big clunky looking rings on his fingers she looked straight at him, “Who are you and what do you want with Elise?”
She heard the click of the door behind the scarred male stood in front of the door his arms crossed.
“Thierry it is okay they are friends that I have known for a long time.” Thierry turned to look at Elise.
“Who are they, Elise?” Elise turned to look at the older man. “Yuri you need to tell her.”
Thierry turned and looked at the man Yuri, “Yes, you need to tell me who the hell you are.” Thierry was pissed off who were they she heard a growl behind her she turned and glared that the man at the door. She pointed at him, “Don’t growl at me.” He cocked an eyebrow at her and started to take a step closer.
“Stop, Zev. You know who she is to me.” the words stopped her breath caught in her throat her head shot up, whipping around and glared at the grey-haired man.
“Who am I to you exactly?” Thierry was pissed who were these men. “I asked a question who am I to you?” Thierry crossed her arms and waited she looked between Elise, Yuri and to Elise before her eyes found Yuri’s again.
Elise stepped in front of Thierry laying her hands on her arms. “Thierry just listen before you make assumptions. Yuri is your grandfather the man behind you is here to protect you.” Thierry looked down at Elise and back up to the man she called Yuri.
“Why now after all these years?” Looking up at Yuri she glared at him. He looked down, then waved to the couch for Thierry to sit down.
“Please let me explain?” he waved again to the couch, “Please Thierry. I know you are probably very confused and hurt but I need you to let me explain.” Thierry looked towards Elise who nodded in a silent way to tell her to hear him out.
Thierry stepped towards the couch before she turned and lowered herself onto the couch. She sat down and leaned back looking between the two males the one called Zev kept his eyes on her like she would bolt. Something felt oddly familiar with the male a connection she would make a mental note of it but it was not something could not figure out right now, she turned her head slowly to Yuri.
“You have five minutes. So talk.” Yuri took a seat next to Thierry turned his body towards her and just stared.
“You look so much like your mother, Thierry.” Yuri wrung his hands together before he spoke further, “The man that killed your parents is searching for you. He wants our bloodline eradicated. I have been keeping an eye on him for years. He was last traced here on American soil, we believe he is coming in search of you. You are in danger. I need you to let Zev stay with you to protect you. I have to find Moark with my brothers. Thierry our blood line is very important as is Zev’s. I will explain more in-depth but right now your safety is my number one concern.”
Thierry couldn’t believe the gull of this man. He had left her and knew where she was she presumed yet he couldn’t bother to let her know he was alive, he was now coming to her demanding she let his man protect her because some other man was coming for her? “It was you on my property wasn’t it?” Yuri looked at Zev and back to Thierry.
“No, it was Zev. I asked him to keep a close eye on you.” Thierry turned and looked at Zev she was pissed. “You both have no rights being in my damn life or on my property.” Zev gave her a knowing smirk he had seen her naked she knew it and so did he.
“Well sorry to tell you both, but I don’t need protection. I don’t need either of you anywhere near me.” Thierry stood up before turning to her grandfather.
“Don’t ever contact me or send your wild animal after me, again.” Thierry crossed the room till she was standing in front of the huge male. He crossed his arms over his chest and grunted at her. “Move you big buffoon.” they stood toe to toe.
“Let her go, Zev.,” her grandfather told him to let her go past.
He stepped to the side, opening the door she runs through the door and down the hall she heard Elise yelling her name. She didn’t stop she ran out of the house to her jeep she climbed in when Elise caught up to her.
“Thierry please listen to them.” Thierry turned to Elise and shook her head.
“Fuck you all. How long have you known my grandfather Elise?” Elise didn’t say a word she looked away it was all the answer Thierry needed. “That's what I thought.”
Thierry turned the key in the ignition putting it in gear and drove off down the long driveway she headed back to her place. She was so angry that they had kept her grandfather identity secret for so long she was beyond angry she was hurt more then anything and if either of them showed up on her property she would shoot them.
He watched the tall lithe beauty with golden hair, striking blue eyes that had come to haunt him over the last few days leave the room, the woman named Elise chased after her as his friend Yuri sat on the couch his hands balled into a fist, worry and skepticism contorted his face, he turned his back to Zev and stared out the big bay window.
"My friend you knew she would not accept the truth easily, but we can not keep her safe any longer and she has a right to know the danger she is in. I have watched over her for the past few weeks she leads a simple life, she is quiet not at all flashy or any men in her life. Moark is coming for her. It would be worse without her knowledge, give her a few days. I will do as you asked and watch over her even if she fights it." Zev watched as Yuri turned to face him his blue-grey eyes sending a silent plea. Zev didn't need an explanation he knew the impact of what was coming and who she was to all of them.
"Please help her understand.", Zev turned to see the Elise step in front of him. "She is more than just a child I watched, she is more than a charge to me. She became my daughter in every sense of the word even if, dear Yuri told me to keep my distance from her emotionally. She will act strong, she will fight you but she is a pure heart, one that will die for those she believes in, I am afraid by keeping Yuri's secret that I may have forever lost her trust. Please, just keep her safe." Zev watch the tears well in her eyes, he sensed her distress, she was not lying or trying to pull a fast one over them. Every word she spoke was the truth.
Zev looked past her to Yuri, then back to her once again, "I promise to do as is my job an honor." Zev nodded his head slowly before he turned from them both, he needed to get back to her property. His big body barely fit through the narrow hall till he came to the exit he turned to the left and slipping out as to not cause alarm to the rest of the occupants of the farm.
He walked the short distance to the A.T.V. he climbed on and turned the ignition taking the shortcut across the field and over the small hill to her property he parked the All terrain vehicle in the small makeshift lean-to shelter he made he grabbed the small pack as he walked the short distance to the border of her property.
Starting for the path around the Quarry and up to the little cave he had found. He turned right when he came into full view of the twilight sky the moon was halfway through its cycle, he cut through a small bundle of tree's when he heard the sounds of splashing water.
He stopped in his tracks, her scent permeated the evening air. He knew that she was just below him in the pool of water at the bottom of the Quarry, every muscle tenses his wolf growled low his skin tingled, he fought the urge to watch her, over the past few days, she pulled at him in a way no other female had in many years, but this stubborn female had him and his wolf is almost constant agony. It pissed him off, intriguing him all at once.
He dropped the small pack on the floor of the forest, before he took three tentative steps to the edge of the Quarry to find her in all her naked glory floating in the darkened water the moon bathing her porcelain skin in the slightest shade of blue, her blonde tresses floating in the water around her body.
Moving closer to the edge he was drawn to her unannounced, his eyes raking over the outline of her tiny frame, the tiniest flare of hips, long legs up to her small waist, the swell of her tits to her graceful swan-like neck and the lush pink lips. Zev stared at her as her arms propelled her around the pool of water her hair flowing around her like a water nymph, he was entranced with the vision of her, the sound of his heart rate beat like an African drum in his ears, his cock hardened pressing against the front of his jeans, sweat beaded down his forehead his gums ached to mark her skin.
Zev was paralyzed in his moment of weakness, his wolf scratching the surface to free itself. He kept watching her his hand moving to the front of his jeans, he was about to take care of his needs before his wolf lost all control.
Looking over the length of her body once again, when he met her piercing blue eyes. She splashed trying to adjust her body so she was treading in the water her body almost covered from him, they stared at each other for minutes, hours perhaps days he had no idea. Zev stepped closer to the edge, he kept his facial expression as hard as possible before crossing his arms over his chest. "You have been warned there is a killer coming for you, so you thought it was a good idea to go for a midnight swim?" he bit out the words with as much harshness as possible.
Thierry turned from him swimming the short distance to the small dock that was attached to the staircase that let her get out of the Quarry. Pulling herself out of the water stark naked water sluiced down her body she didn't try to shy from him or cover her body as she made her way up the four flight of stairs. Every movement was torture to Zev but he couldn't turn away from her each move calculated, she knew he was watching as much as he did, she leaned down and grabbed her towel and wrapping it around her body before she turned around and fixed in him her sights.
"So it seems you like to watch?" he could hear the contempt in her voice he knew she meant watching her this morning. "I told you already, I don't need a babysitter. I suggest you go and serve my grandfather. I mean that is why you are with him right?" She bent down and grabbed her clothes before she turned her back on him and walked away.
Zev stood watching her disappear into the deep depths of the forest that circled her property. Everything in him told him to follow her but he stood his ground, fighting for control over his wolf, clenching his teeth he turned to grab his pack he started for his cave grumbling to himself, "I will get through this." but the images of her body kept plaguing him he only hoped that with more exposure to her he and his wolf could learn to ignore the need to be near her, mark her and fuck her till he was sated, only time would tell.
Sitting on the floor of her living room Thierry had boxes sitting around her in a semi-circle she had folders of papers laying around her she had forgotten all about the boxes. She had been pouring over the papers of her families. Elise had given them to her when she had decided to move out how she had come upon the boxes Thierry never asked. Some of the papers were from her father's work and about the history of her family. It didn’t reveal anything she hadn’t learned from them so many years ago but she was curious perhaps she had missed something the first time.
She had found her parent's human marriage certificate her Yuri's name was under the bride's name but the mother's name was not put down Thierry found that oddly suspicious. Under her father's parents, both sets were there. She had put the piece of paper to the side something felt like it was missing on the marriage certificate.
Thierry heard a vehicle coming down her driveway she stood quickly and saw a hummer of out the corner of her window she saw Zev walking to the front of her house it pissed her off to see Zev on her property like he owned it. Thierry stepped closer to the window watching as her grandfather parked, stepping out of the hummer. He spoke to Zev before then both started for her door Thierry stepped up to the door whipping the door open before she stepped out on to her deck.
“What do you want Yuri? Why is he here?” Both of their head turned towards her staring Zev smirked at her as her Yuri put his hand out to Zev to stop him from walking any closer.
“Can I please speak to you?” Thierry waved to the bench on her front deck she grumbled under her breath.
“So talk. You are not coming into my home or into my life. You have something to say do so then leave.” Thierry wasn't happy that either one of them was here.
Thierry leaned against the deck post. Yuri took a seat on the bench he sat in silence for a few moments before he decided to speak. “Thierry I need to tell you what is going on.” Thierry turned her head and glaring at her Yuri.
“You mean why you stayed hidden and why now all the sudden you both expect me to just bow and listen to your rantings and ravings of an old man? Of course, I will listen but then make me a promise that you and Zev will leave me the fuck alone. Make me that promise and you have an hour.” she heard growling behind her but she didn't give a fuck, she saw Zev out of the corner of her eyes before she smirked.
“Thierry!” Yuri stood up “You don’t understand. I can’t make that promise you are my only blood relation it is my duty to protect you.” Yuri rubbed the back of his neck and took a deep breath. “I know you are hurt.”
“No! You don’t get to know me. You don’t get to pretend that you didn’t abandon me or leave me alone in the worst time of my life. I lost the only two people in my life that loved me. You should have been there, but no you were nowhere. So you get no say in my life now. You came to explain then I will give you that respect for my mother but that is it.” Thierry pushed off the deck post moving further away from Yuri.
“Thierry please.” Yuri turned to face her she crossed her arms over her chest not saying a word, watching him.
“Speak, Yuri before I walk back into my house. I have no problem ignoring you both.” he turned looking at the big buffoon before he turned back to Thierry.
“Fine. Moark is coming this way we believe to kill you. Our bloodline is very important to the wolf shifters. You are the last of our family line.” Thierry noticed Yuri running his hands down his pant leg like he was trying to get something off his hands. “We believe Moark was the one that killed your parents and attempted to kill you. When we found you, it was the best and worst day of my life. We paid the local paper to plant an obituary for the death of you and your parents. Changing your name and placing you with Elise. Kev helped us. I couldn’t stay because it would lead Moark to you, Thierry.” Yuri looked her straight in the eyes almost pleading with her to believe him.
Thierry didn’t know what to believe was he telling the truth or was he playing on her emotions. She turned and looked at Kev but he didn’t show any signs of emotions or that there was any truth to the story. Thierry turned back to Yuri and nodded to him before she stood up. “Well thank you for my life. I wish you both luck in finding Moark and coming here and warning me. You both can leave my property now.” Thierry walked past her Yuri entering her house closing the door behind her, she had heard enough.
“Please Thierry.” she heard her Yuri's plea’s through the door but she walked away from the door. Walking deeper into her house she didn’t care what they had to say. What if this man wasn’t her grandfather what if he was just another one trying to get information from her. None of this made sense and she was not going to be caught in the middle of this bullshit.
She heard the truck leave she let out a long sigh of relief walking into her kitchen placing the kettle on the burner before turning it on, grabbing a mug and pulled out a container of tea bags. She suddenly felt eyes on her she knew who it was before she turned around, her body and wolf felt him. “I thought I told you to leave?” She turned on her heel to find Zev standing in her living room.
“He said you would be stubborn he didn’t mention stupid too!” Zev crossed his bulging arms over is wide chest his scars and tattoos visible to her.
“Well then what are you doing her to give me a tongue lashing? You were not invited to come into the house, nor did I ask for your input you are his lackey. I have managed to take care of myself for the past twenty years. So do us both a favor and leave. How do I know that you both aren’t working for this Moark already?” She watched Zev’s face contort into pain or perhaps he was offended he growled low in his chest it rumbled through her house.
Thierry almost felt like she needed to bend to his will but she kept her shoulders straight, refusing to bow down to him. “You think growling at me will make me fear you, or bow to you neither will happen. I have never bowed to any male, and I refuse to start now.”
Zev moved so quick she had no time to think he laid his hand on her hips pushing her ass against the counter, fear and anticipation rippled through her body her nipples hardened, goosebumps rose over her skin. He lowered his head into the crook of her neck as she felt his fangs dragged across her shoulder and up to her neck before he nipped her hear lobe he inhaled a deep breath.
“Princess the day we marry you learn who is truly in power. I suggest you get used to it.” he pulled his head from her neck and looked down at her giving her a knowing smile. He dropped his hands from her hips before he turned around and stomped out of her house.
The minute the door closed her whole body felt weak. Gripping the counter Thierry took a shaky breath she had no idea what he meant by marriage she had no idea what just happened just then but knew she would never give herself over to the animal willingly. Her kettle started to whistle she grabbed the handle and moved it from the heat. Leaning over she turned the dial to off the flame from the stove plate died out but Thierry just stood in silence her heart beating a mile a minute, her world had flipped somehow her wolf was so close to the surface, whining and howling. Pulling off her clothes off her body she ran for the door off her bedroom pulling it almost off its hinges she leaped through the door. She shifted mid-air her she felt the pain of the quick shift but she knew they needed space, time to gather their thought.
She and her wolf took off the wind whipping over her pure white fur, as her wolfs paws pounded the ground. They both felt the pull to Zev but they refused to give in to him.