GENRE: Paranormal Romance
“Run, or you will die as well.” Caleb hated to say such harsh words, but the girl wouldn’t move. Fear must have paralyzed her body.
He stared at her wide eyes. Was one of them brown?
“But—” She coughed. “I can’t run anymore.” She crumpled to the ground.
“You must. I cannot fight all of them alone.” He scanned the area. Pine trees towered overhead.
“We need to get to the clearing. Help will meet us there.”
Pointing past him, she asked, “What were those things? They killed—” She drew in a hiccupped breath.
Caleb reached for her arm, but she jerked from his grasp and scooted away. Gravel stuck to her ivory legs. She looked at him as if he were one of the animals chasing her.
Distant growls reminded him of the mission. To protect Olivia Cook at all costs.
Her beauty had caught him by surprise.
“Get away from me,” she wailed.
“Please, I mean you no harm. You must get up. They will be on us soon.”
She looked behind her then back to him. Darkness shrouded the forest, but moonlight filtering through the trees revealed her creased forehead. Tears streamed, leaving tracks down her cheeks as they worked through the dust and dirt.
A snarl rippled the air, closer than before. Olivia shuddered. Caleb fought the urge to grab her and run. “Please. Olivia.”