That’s what I felt as the darkness took over all of my senses.
I lost myself in the nothingness around me.
My mind wasn’t racing with worries and my heart wasn’t pounding with anxiety. I sighed as I enjoyed the silence not only around me but within me too. I wasn’t sure how long I had been here before something in my brain clicked.
An image of Devin killing Dane flashed before my eyes, and that is when everything came flooding back to me.
The reason for my being here came flooding back.
Panic seemed to fill my lungs as I gasped for air.
The sound of beeping in the distance had me looking around only to find nothing but the original darkness that had overtaken me in the first place.
I couldn’t breathe.
No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t seem to take a breath.
My hands scratched at my throat as I started feeling like I was being strangled.
Something held my arms down as the beeping began to grow louder.
“I’m here, babe. I’m here.”
My heart clenched at the sound of his voice.
Air rushed through my body as bright lights flooded my vision.
I tried to sit up but was met with whisper, “You’re safe.”
I blinked my eyes open as he k!ssed my cheek and then my l!ps.
My mouth and l!ps felt dry as I tried to talk.
Dane held a glass of water with a straw in front of me.
The cool water felt nice as it slid down my throat.
There was something different about myself, but I just couldn’t figure out what it was.
I’m sure it’s because I am still recovering.
“You’re alive?” I asked more than stated.
He smiled at me as he k!ssed my hand.
I questioned after clearing my throat.
“She’s safe, and doing so well,”
Dane smiled at me as he brought his l!ps to mine, giving me a tender k!ss.
“What happened?” I questioned.
Dane took a deep breath as he looked down at the floor, “Devin managed to escape, but Nyla and the rogues with him were k*lled. You saved me. They had silver on their claws.”
Dane’s eyes glossed over with unshed tears.
The pain in his eyes was unbearable, “You should have run, babe.And then you wouldn’t have been hurt.I almost lost you.”
His voice broke as a tear slid down his cheek.I reached up and wiped it away with my finger.
“But you didn’t. I’m still here.”
I let my eyes rake over Dane as he sat quietly lost in his thoughts.
He had dark circles under his eyes and his hair had grown out.
Though his muscles were still bulging, he seemed to have lost some weight.
“How long was I out?”
I questioned, The way Dane looked it had to have been more than one day.
He shook his head, keeping his eyes cast downward, “Two months. You’ve been out for two months. I’m so sorry babe. It should have been me. I should have protected Two months. I couldn’t believe I had been out for two months.”
“Two months? What has happened in the two months?” I asked, still in shock.
“I talked to Apollo a few times, and he has come to visit twice. He isn’t involved in Devin’s plan. In fact, Devin has sealed his fate with this. Apollo has vowed to kill him and has put the word out that he is searching for him. Anyone who even attempts to aid him will be killed alongside him.”
I sat silently as I processed what Dane just said.
So, Apollo wasn’t involved. He can be trusted, and he does really care about me.
That thought alone made me happy.
“Was anyone else hurt fighting Devin?” I asked hesitantly, afraid of what the answer would be.
Dane slowly looked up at me, “Colby was injured. But it wasn’t serious. He recovered within a week. But he didn’t have near the amount of silver running through his blood as you did.No one thought you would survive.”
I nodded in understanding, not sure what to say to that.
“And what about Kyra?” Dane smiled immediately at my question.
“She’s amazing. She’s the only reason I was able to stay sane. She has grown so much. She’s going to be strong, babe, just like you. Mom and Dad will be here soon with her. She’s a fast crawler and already trying to walk.”
My eyes widened in surprise.
I couldn’t believe she was crawling and already trying to walk in just two months.
She had been attempting to crawl before, but wow.
There was a knock on the door and Dane got up to open it. A female walked in smiling, “Hello Luna, it’s nice to see you awake. I’m wa!st-length strawberry blonde hair and her eyes were a soft brown. She seemed to be a few inches taller than me.
“Steel?” I asked, realizing that was also Colby’s last name, and I had never seen this she-wolf around before.
A blush covered her cheeks as she smiled, “Yes, Colby is my mate.”
I smiled at the news and turned to Dane, “When your father found out what happened he came immediately and brought Hazel with him.
She was one of his best doctors and he wanted to make sure you received the best treatment possible. To everyone’s surprise, she and Colby are mates.”
I smiled back at the girl, “Well, at least something good came from all this.”
“Thank you, Luna,” she said shyly as she began checking my vitals.
“How are you feeling?”
She continued to check me as she waited for my response.
“I feel different. I don’t feel bad, just different. I’m not sure how to explain it though.”
She looked at Dane hesitantly.
He closed his eyes as he took a deep breath.
“Babe, there was so much silver in your bloodstream. Your wolf tried to heal you. She tried to fight it, but in the end, it was too much.”
A sadness washed over his face as he looked at me.
I then realized what he was saying, “Are you telling me my wolf died?? Is that even possible?”I looked between Dane and Hazel.
“It is possible, but what is rare is the fact that you survived this whole thing.
Most people do not survive losing their wolf, but you not only survived that, but you also survived the attack and the silver poisoning.
Your wolf was able to heal most of your wounds before she started wiping my tears away.