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And Then There Were Four Novel Chapter 41


The dripping sounds of water off pipes woke me from my sleep. My mind was a haze from the lack of food and clean air. I had reached out to the guys, trying with all my might to show them or tell them where I was, but my thoughts went unheard.

Was this what I had to look forward to? A life with nothing but false love and attention.

Pulling my weight forward, I sat up and tried to make sense of my surroundings. The cool metal of the shackle at my wrist clanging against the hard wet floor, drawing my attention to the hook on the floor.

If only there was something to undo these bolts.

‘Hale.’ I called out again in my mind as I pulled at my restraints. ‘Please talk to me.’

No matter how many times I tried, my cries went unanswered. “I have to get out of here.”

“I’ll do what I want!” Caleb’s booming voice came from up above.

I wasn’t sure what he and Mandy had been up to, but I could only imagine that it wasn’t anything good. The sharp pull of a door at the top of the stairs caught my attention. The slow, heavy footsteps on the stairs caused my heart to race.

“Good Morning, my future wife.” Caleb taunted as he came into view. “Did you sleep well?”

“Are you seriously asking me that? What kind of man would have his future wife and mate sleeping in a cold, damp basement on a dirty mattress?” The sarcastic retort left my lips with a trail of venom.

There was no way this man was going to be sweet when he had been nothing but toxic since the moment he kidnapped me in his house. Too many times had I fallen for his act, and now that I knew who he was, it would never happen again.

“Be it as it may, the harvest moon is tonight, my dear.”

How was that possible?! He said two days.. How is it already tonight?

“That’s not possible.. It was just two days..” I whispered, trying to understand.

“Ah, yes.” Caleb smiled, walking closer to me, “when you fell asleep, I injected you with a sedative so you couldn’t escape.”

My eyes widened in shock at what he said. How did I not know that he had done that?

“That’s not possible..”

“Isn’t it?” The smirk that crossed his lips as he walked towards a wooden tool bench set my nerves on edge. This man was more sadistic that I had expected.

“Why would you do that?!” I exclaimed.

Shaking his head, he turned towards the table and started fiddling with the tools on it.

“Tonight things will change for you, Ivy.” He replied slowly. “You will start to see things in a new perspective, and I will give you a life you always dreamed of.”

Every ounce of my body screamed to fight and get away, but whatever he had injected into me left me groggy and my body heavy. “Caleb…”

It was no wonder I wasn’t able to reach out to Hale or the others. Whatever he had put into my body was blocking the link thing Hale had told me about before.

“You look a bit stunned, my dear.”

Caleb’s voice brought me out of the trance I was in, causing my mind to swirl with likely outcomes of what was going to happen. The trouble that was coming was going to make things a lot more complicated.

“Please…” I wasn’t sure what it was I was asking for, but the look in his eyes told me he understood what I wanted, even without words.

“I’m sorry that this is how things are going right now. I never expected things to be this way.”

“Then why are you doing this?” Caleb made no sense. He would say apologies, then turn around and act like a man with sadistic intention.

A howl in the distance stopped our conversation, and Caleb’s eyes darkened. A low growl emitting from his lips as he flew to the stairs and took them two at a time.

If he was angry about the howl we heard, that could only mean one thing… Damian was coming.

Kate POV

I wasn’t sure what to expect with these guys, but I had to do what was necessary to get Ivy back. I had been a fool to think I could let her go on not knowing the truth. She was my charge, and I had one task. Protect her and watch her.

Both of which I failed at the moment I let Caleb get the better of me.

It gave him the chance to lure her in and make a drastic move of taking her captive.

“We can’t just go in there, guns blazing.” I snapped, listening to the plans that they had been running through for the last thirty minutes.

With my help, they were able to narrow down Mandy’s cabin. It had belonged to her parents years ago, and when they passed on, it was left to her. I wasn’t in the least bit surprised to see how isolated it was, but even though it was a mile off, the view from where we were was perfect.

“Then what do you think we should do?” Damian retorted with disdain.

It didn’t take a genius to realize he couldn’t stand me, and that was fine because I didn’t care for him either. “First of all, we need to make sure that it isn’t trapped. I doubt he would rely on just isolation to be enough.”

The look in Damian’s eyes told me he hadn’t considered what I was saying.

Some Alpha.

“Look guys, we don’t have time to bicker between each other. We need to figure this shit out, and quickly.” Hale replied, shaking his head.

“Perhaps Talon should scout it out. He seems to be the stealthiest of you four.” I sneered, rolling my eyes.

“She does have a point.” James pointed out looking at me. “Talon is better suited.”

Talon didn’t wait for someone to tell him to go. He shifted in front of us, his large dark wolf growling as he took off through the brush towards the cabin. I had no doubt that he would tell us what to expect.

“I don’t want anyone to rush in there. The last thing I want is for Ivy to get hurt.”

Damian making comments like this pissed me off more than anything. It was his fault that she was in this mess to begin with. He pushed her away and landed her in this riffed situation. “You caring about what happens to her is shocking.”

“Will you shut the fuck up and stop being a bitch?” Damain snapped, causing me to laugh.

“I can’t wait for this to be over so I don’t have to deal with you anymore.”

Damian snorted in disapproval to what I said, “that is a mutual statement.”

“Hey, he said it’s clear as long as you take the western direction,” Hale finally piped up, walking back towards us.

There was a hesitation in his eyes that made me uncomfortable. “What’s wrong?”

Hale shook his head and spoke softly to James before turning towards Damian and I. A grave feeling coursed through me that made me uncomfortable.

“There are some things about the place that make Talon uncomfortable. He said that the property is trapped. So he will meet us in a moment, and have us follow him in. It seems there are only the two of them there, but he hasn’t seen Ivy.”

Taking a moment to let everything sink in, I let a breath escape me.

We were walking into something we weren’t prepared for. But I was determined to get my friend back.

“I don’t have time for this shit. I want my mate, and I’m going to get her.” Damian growled, shifting into his large black wolf.

Its paws dug at the earth as white clouds of heat escape his muzzle. A determination brewing in his eyes to get his mate. With his determination set, a shifting frenzy as the cracking of bones resonated in the air and the rest of us followed.

Breaking through the cool wind and into the forest our destination— Ivy.

And Then There Were Four Novel by Lilith Carrie

And Then There Were Four Novel by Lilith Carrie

Status: Ongoing Author: Artist:
Ivy's parents separated when I was five, Ivy lived with her mother and her father had another wife. Now Ivy wants to live closer to her father but her stepmother is the one who scares her. She decided to stay with her father despite her mother's disapproval. This decision will change her life a lot.


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