Drive Me Crazy (Shaken Dirty #2) Dark Need (Darkyn #3)

Fury burned my skin as he prowled down the hall. My mother—

So, you protect all helpless humans you come across?Not all of them, he said slowly. Only the special ones.

He sighed as his gaze returned to the pictures. Only you would ask a question like that.Only you would answer the question all evasively, I shot backBecause I know how much you love it, he replied. I know the sight of me probably disgusts you at this point, but you’re going to have to deal with me being around for a little longer, like it or not.

Wait. What? Why would you say that? I asked, genuinely confused. That you would disgust me?I don’t? His gaze inched back to mine. I just told you that I killed a bunch—

I know what you told me, I cut in, not wanting him to have to say those words again. And I don’t want to say to that. The only thing I can think of is that it’s not fair that those kids were raised to become something like that. It’s not fair that people who tried to take care of them turned into victims. And it’s sure as hell not fair that you had to be put in a situation where you had to do something like that.

Surprise widened his eyes. You really think that? That I had to do that?No, he replied. You know nothing about anything, and that makes you so incredibly dangerous.

I glared at him. That makes no sense.It makes perfect sense. He leaned against the bare white wall. There are things you have no clue about—things that a lot of people have died to keep secret. What’s stopping you from running back to your friends—to the guy you brought with you?

What would I tell them? I threw up my hands, exasperated with him—with everything. I’m not going to tell anyone about . . . about those Luxen. Just please give me my phone and I will be gone from your life. Forever.An odd look flickered across Luc’s face, and then he reached around, pulling something out of his pocket. He opened his hand, and in his palm was my phone. My phone! Here it is.