When I had finally gotten away from Ali (who was fussing constantly now and acting like some kind of bodyguard) I hid away in my room. I felt very strange, like I had been caught halfway between shifts or something. I had a vauge memory of Tirs whispering sorry.
I really should ask her about it. Why should she apologise.
I shook the thoughts away for the moment, jumping out the window (ground floor room) and shifting to a massive wolf form. I went for a long run, working out all of the weirdness of the past couple of days. It took me out of the house for most of the day and by the time I got back, I could hear Ali screaming at some poor soul, obviously frantic. I sneaked into the front, where she had her back to the door. Grace was there, looking upset and Ali was screaming at a vampire I had not yet seen. He looked pretty pissed off to be fair.
I shifted back, grinning. I put my finger on my lips to indicate that no one was to rat me in. Grace caught my eye, smiling a little, making my stomach flip.
I crept silently behind Ali, then rugby-tackled her to the floor. She let out a loud curse, hitting me hard in the stomach.
"Ohmygod. LEE!" she yelled, right in my ear. "Where the hell have you been?!"
"I went for a run" I laughed. "You fool. I can take care of myself."
"Huh. Nice of you to tell someone.. I thought something had happened."
"Ali, this place is a sanctuary. Nothing is going to happen to us for a long time."
I got up, pulling Ali with me.
"Hey dude, I'm sorry you got an earful from her on my account," I said to the new guy. "I'm Lee, you seem to have met Ali. Who are you?"