It was like the world was being ripped apart. Kellan couldn't tell by the fur flying who was who. He stood there in a panic wondering if he should shift or not.
Thor came rushing up to him. "What the hell is going on?"
Before Kellan could answer one of the other wolves spoke up. "A were cat came in here challenging Ali."
Thor threw a dirty look at Kellan. "Is that your kitten out there?"
Kellan sighed. "I think so."
Thor did something unexpected. "Well then, we better get her out of here, buddy."
Kellan shot him a distrustful look. "Why would you help me or my were cat..." Kellan didn't finish as he just heard himself call her "his" were cat.
Thor grinned and then laughed. "Let's shift and we'll talk later."
Both Thor and Kellan shifted and threw themselves into the war zone. Both Ali and Rhys were giving it their all. Ali had a huge gash on her left flank and Rhys had a gash across the right side of her face.
Ali now had Rhys pinned down and was ready to tear out her throat when Thor knocked her off. Kellan hit Rhys hard sending her across the floor near the open door.
Rhys flew to her feet and bared her teeth at Kellan. The ruby jewel shone like a bright light almost hurting Kellan's wolf eyes.
He growled back at her and before she could leap at him he grabbed her by the jewel collar and dragged her out of the club.
Behind them Kellan could hear Ali screaming at Thor. It sounded like she was going to rip his head off.
Maybe that wouldn't be such a bad idea he thought because whatever reason Thor had in helping him now would cost him.
Both Thor and Rhys shifted. Rhys stood there with blood running down her face. Kellan instantly flew to her and took off his t-shirt giving it to her. She didn't argue with him.
She held the shirt up to her face. The swelling was already taking place.
"We have to get you stitched up. That slash won't heal on its own like that."
She knew he was right so she led him to her SUV. He got her in and in an instant was in the driver's seat throwing it into gear and driving off.
When they got back to Rhys place he got her set up on the couch with an ice pack and some pain killers. The bruising now was coming out.
They had to make up some "accident story" at the hospital and with a little compulsion they didn't ask any more questions. They gave him another shirt to wear along with his bloodied one in a bag.
"What the hell where you thinking Rhys in coming to the club and challenging Ali like that? She could have killed you."
Rhys hissed at him. "What makes you think I wouldn't have killed her?"
"Because the last time I looked, Ali was on top of you ready to rip out your throat."
Rhys muttered something that Kellan didn't pick up and it was probably for the best.
He was so pissed at her for what she did.
He needed a drink. Kellan went to her cupboard grabbing a bottle of whiskey. He poured himself a glass. It was an expensive kind so it would burn and hit the spot at the same time.
Behind him she made a small wimper. He looked at her from the corner of his eye. She was giving him that innocent kitten look to get his sympathy. Kellan could feel it was a part of her game. He picked up his glass and sauntered over to her.
He was waiting for what she had to say for herself.
Her voice was small and quiet but he heard every word she said.
"I'm sorry for what I did. Sometimes I act without thinking."
Kellan smirked. "You think?"
Her eyes narrowed.
"I know I have probably made you're little alpha bitch mad."
Kellan almost spit out his whisky. "Kitten, you have more than made Ali mad, she will declare war on you and want revenge."
Rhys sniffed. "Well, I'll be waiting for the alpha bitch and next time I'll make sure you will be digging a hole for the bitch."
A cold chill went through Kellan. There was something about Rhys that told him she meant it.
"Well, let's try and get you healed up before you take up battle with her." Although Kellan knew Ali would strike while Rhys was injured. He also remembered the gash Ali sported on her flank. That would leave her vulerable.
This whole attack could leave possibilities open especially for one certain wolf- Thor. He helped him today for a reason. He knew Thor all too well. That wolf lived by an agenda.
Rhys had lied back on the couch and closed her eyes. Kellan never took his eyes off of her as if she might try and get away and into more trouble.
Her hand fell over to him and pulled him towards her. She then grabbed his shirt that smelled like the hospital and pulled him onto the couch. Kellan took her and wrapped her up in his arms.
He kissed the top of her head. She lifted her head up and looked at him with half closed eyes. The right eye was almost swollen shut with purple bruises taking on sheen.
She kissed him and then flinched as she touched Kellan with her injured side. He pulled her head down on his chest. Rhys let out a sigh and he felt her body relax and finally fall into a sleep.
Kellan rested his head on the pillow and closed his eyes. He let the whisky do its thing and let it put him into a relaxed mode.
The sound of a knock at the door made Kellan open one eye. Then another knock came followed by the doorbell. Rhys didn't stir.
Who was at her door?
Kellan very carefully lifted Rhys up and placed her back on the couch. The doorbell rang again. The hair on the back of Kellan's neck rose.
Kellan wondered who was on the other side. He looked over at Rhys sleeping. She looked so fragile laying there.
Then he heard a voice. He was relieved a bit as it was Thor.
When he opened the door Kellan smirked at him. Thor sported a nice small gash across his left eye.
"What? Did she get the better of you in the condition she was in?"
"Shut the fuck up, we have problems because of their little bitch fight."
Kellan sneered at him. "What problems, they had a fight, there's fights all the time."
"Well your little kitten did some serious damage to Ali after all. It seems that little kitten of yours has venom in those claws of hers. She's poisoned Ali and one of the healers is with her now. They have not seen this kind of venom for a long time."
Kellan was listening intensely. Thor pulled him out of the door way to the outside.
"Why is that? No ordinary jewel cat could do that. What is it about your kitten that is different because the only explanations they can think of is she had some sort of Diamond were cat power. If that's the case you have yourself quite a prize there."
Kellan froze and looked back into the house and then back at Thor. "I don't know but I will make it my business to find out."
Back on the couch Rhys's ears had perked. She had heard every word they said.