The word whispered through her mind. Her baby was only a bundle of cells. X said some expectant mothers, shifter mothers, felt a mental connection with the child they carried. She was human and only in the earliest stages of pregnancy. Did Madame G do something to either of them to create a bond this strong?
A low growl rumbled through his body as she rose to standing. On four legs, he was taller than waist height and thick in the shoulder and chest. Shifters were larger than standard wolves, Guardians even bigger. He was massive.
“Are you the one they call Mercury?”
No longer snarling, he tilted his head to the side and closed his eyes as if letting her voice wash over him. He opened his eyes, the pools of silver regarding her carefully. She watched in fascination as rich, dark fur transformed to smooth skin in front of her eyes.
Her eyes wide, she followed the form as he stood to his full height. Taller than her by a good eight inches, he wasn’t as tall as she heard most Guardians were. At probably six-one or –two, any perceived lack of height was made up for in width. Wide muscular shoulders set a top an equally wide, well-muscled chest and back, tapering down with rippling abs into heavily muscled legs. He was also completely naked. Not usually an admirer of naked man parts, she had to admit his size was impressive…all over.
Forcing herself to look into his eyes, Dani was mesmerized. They hadn’t changed as he changed to his human form, still gleaming silver in the dark depths. His hair was dark like his wolf’s fur had been, his strong, square jaw clenched. Nostrils flared, he continued scenting the air.
She licked her suddenly dry lips, the movement capturing his complete attention. Her only hope was with the Guardians. It’s not like their headquarters was top secret, but she heard no one had been able to enter it since these Guardians set up shop. Sigma could barely find it, only knew the approximate location, but any one searching for it would get turned around and lost for days. A couple of months ago, she heard four recruits were sent to these woods, loaded for bear – wolves in this case – and were never seen or heard from again.
“Are you Mercury?”
“Who the fuck are you and why do you smell like you’re carrying my baby?”