Shane is a shape-shifting hawk in conflict with his true nature. In last week’s snippet he arrived to pay his respects to his great aunt Nona after the loss of his great grandfather. In her kitchen he finds two other women from his past.
“You left before I could get to the hospital. The nurse said he didn’t suffer. She didn’t lie did she?” Nona pleaded with tears welling.
He spared her details. “No ma’am. It’s a shock, but he didn’t linger.”
Shane tried to accept his own words as he smoothed his hands over the tops of her round shoulders. When he finally glanced at two other women, he grimaced.
“I’m sorry, Shane,” Tegan offered, sensing his aggravation.
Tegan was Nona’s granddaughter and Cheyenne’s mother. Cheyenne’s mother who had moved back to help Nona a couple of years ago, but he’d never forgiven her for taking his Chey away. Shrugging at her apology, he turned his sights to the blonde standing beside her.