Laren's "perfect" foster brother had no business getting sick with a deadly, and potentially contagious, disease just when the other colony was taken over by humans that hated the shapeshifters (Bete). Or when Darma was showing signs of Bete powers when she wasn't riling Laren up in ten different ways. What they needed now was a cool clear head. Who would have guessed it would be his? More
Of all the ridiculous turn of events, that hot-headed interloper, Laren, took charge when a flurry of crises descended. Our leader was downed by some unknown disease, our healer mauled in our leader's delirium, and the humans, as I always suspected, were gearing for war to take us out.
But Laren has discarded his only redeeming quality, his overwhelming distrust and hatred for humanity. That engineer human, is undoubtedly the cause, seducing that cat with her reason. Who would have expected that Laren, known for his short temper, would react with logic and caution as we tried to prevent the disease from taking out our most powerful Bete, save our leader and the healer, both in critical condition, and deal with the human camp, now under the power of those who consider us demons?
I'm not saying Laren wanted to be leader, but he stood firm when older and wiser heads, like mine, argued to leave the humans to their own self-destruction. And Bete and humans alike backed him, including his girlfriend who is now a Bete like us. What will happen now that he plans to attack the humans head-on, rescuing those that are friendly and putting a stop to the faction that wants to take us down? What is with all these new powers the Bete and even some humans are developing? What does this mean for our future?
Surely that stupid cat is not fit to lead us. So, why is he doing so damn well?
Sequel to Beast Within. Contains some language and violence.
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