Taming the WolfMature

"You're are under arrest, you have the right to remain silent..." the man continued but Lazarus stopped listening, "just escaped those bloody hunters and now this."

The man paused, "hunters? As in the ones claiming that werewolves and vampires exist?" He asked cautiously.

"That would be them." Lazarus sighed. Melissa tightened her grip on his hand but said nothing.

"We've been having trouble with them. Hmm, maybe you could come down to the station. I think sarge would want to talk to you." The policeman holstered his weapon.

"Fine," Lazarus shrugged. Melissa looked at him. "Are you sure about this?" She whispered worriedly into his ear.

"No. But what else can I do? We have..." He stopped, looking up at the sky. "About an hour."

"You won't last that long." She stated, concerned. She thought for a moment then turned to the police officer. "Please, may we come back tomorrow? It is getting really late and..." She paused, batting her eyelids seductively at him, tossing her hair back. "He is really ill too." She whimpered.

The man looked at her. "Yes...sure..make sure, tomorrow...tomorrow." He muttered, walking off in a daze.

Lazarus let out a relieved sigh. "Do we really have to come back tomorrow?" He questioned, raising an eyebrow curiously.

"Yes. It works to persuade people but..." she sighed, "the man will remember your promise."

Lazarus nodded. "Right."

"Sorry. I hate doing that, but we must go." She grabbed his hand and lead him down the street.

"S'ok. James better not come back tonight."

"I don't think he will. But. I think he'll be watching."

"'Cause I can't beat him, as much as I'd like to." He began to take the lead, taking them back through the forest.

"He will not be like Logan, he is older and much stronger." She sighed.

"That's kinda my point. He's too quick, I can't get him."

"Sounds like you need help." She smiled

"I've had enough of killing. It got us into this mess and it's not gonna get us out of it."

"No. Maybe the police could help."

"Against James?" He laughed.

"Against the organisation." She slapped him playfully, frowning.

Lazarus ignored the slap, "I dunno. Police have a tendency to be extremely ineffective ninety nine percent of the time."

"Would you rather have them all slaughtered? Hunter's are humans. Police are human. Therefore it is a human problem. James however, is ours." She sighed as they reached the house.

He rolled up his sleeve, showing Melissa the burns from his silver handcuffs. "I wouldn't say they deserve to be dealt in a particularly humane way though."

Melissa picked up his wrist and kissed the burn softly. "I'm afraid there is not much else we can do." She said in a tone equally as soft.

"There's plenty we could do. It's more what you won't let me do," he laughed a little but stopped when he saw Melissa's scowl.

"No. I won't let you get yourself killed."

"If I could just..." He started, then finished it with a threatening growl.

"Lazarus. Please, calm down."

He held up his hands in a placating gesture. "Sorry, sorry."

Melissa shook her head. "I know what you want to do, but would you risk everything to do it?"

He sighed. "No. Well...perhaps if I was evenly matched."

"Lazarus!" She cried, stung.

He hit his forehead with his palm. "Sorry."

"I think you need to work on what you say." She laughed, wrapping her arms around his waist.

"No. Just my temper." He said, returning the gesture.

"That too." She smiled. Lazarus nodded slightly and allowed the silence to take over, before Melissa stopped it. "I'm going to lose you then soon." She sighed, staring out the window to the night sky.

"What?" He questioned.

"The moon." She stated coolly, if not a little worried.

"Oh. I don't know... I seem to be quieter as a wolf with you around as a wolf too."

"Hmm. But your nose is cold." She laughed, rubbing her cheek in memory of last night.

"Don't know what I can do about that," he shrugged.

"It's okay. I don't mind, just please try and refrain from licking my face." She laughed again, kissing his cheek.

"I didn't know what else to do!" He grimaced, "I was panicking."

Melissa shook her head. "Oh! I was joking but, I was touched. Thank you."

"I never know wether you're joking or not!" He grumbled.

"I'm sorry. I never did have a good sense of humour." She sighed.

"No need to apologise." He smiled softly, pecking her cheek.

She kissed him back sweetly, "I know, it's just I never seem to get things right."

"Join the club." He mumbled.

"I think I will." She laughed, Lazarus just smiled back, but it dropped when the pains began to grip him again. Instinctively Melissa pulled him closer as he began to transform. Lazarus panicked, he didn't have the strength to move away from her. He was worried the wolf would take it the wrong way. As his muscles finally snapped into the place of the wolf Melissa found she was sat by it's side. Her arms wrapped around it's neck.

The wolf growled, but Melissa ignored it instead she rested her head on it's side and whispered into it's ear. "Thank you. For yesterday." She tried to use as soft a tone as possible. Hoping a part of Lazarus was still in there. Melissa let go of the wolf as it tried to wiggle free.

The wolf stared at her for a while then nudged her in the side. Melissa fell back into a sitting position and reached her hand out to stroke the wolf's fur. The wolf sat close to Melissa and she smiled, "Thank you." She whispered softly. Stroking her hand through it's thick blond fur.

They sat there for a little while before the wolf heard a rustling outside. It lifted it's great head, pricking it's ears. Then, without warning, he tore out of the house. He was gone for a few minutes but Melissa didn't hear any whines, or whimpering so she wasn't worried. When the wolf came back he had a dead rabbit in between it's jaws.  He laid it down in front of Melissa but she bowed her head, pushing it back towards him. Lazarus barked once and bowed his head as well, before tearing into the rabbit.

Melissa just watched, a smile on her face. She was happy that now, even Lazarus' wolf had accepted her.

The End

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