About the Book:
“Nope,” Jake said. This is my house! He was braced for a showdown, for a laying down of the law.
“Fuck this.” Ivy carefully placed the Dog down on the carpet. “Phew! That’s better. Heavy git.”
“You brought a Beast into your house?”
Jake clenched his fists and the sparks spat. “Yes. What of it?”
“Are you insane?”
“Er,” Ivy said, “it’s a bit more complicated than that. He, the Beast, helped us out.”
“He helped you out?” Dean’s voice was calm, but it irritated the hell out of Jake.
“Yeah, he helped us out. Don’t stand there like you’re the bloody boss of us, Dean. You’re not.” So
why did he also feel nervous as well as angry?
“I never said I was.”
“Just because you can mess with minds and are handy with your fists… Oh, you’re so fucking hard.
You must be the boss by default. Dean Moore, the bloody ninja master.”
Jake suddenly went bright red with shame. “The ninja master.”
“The ninja master?” Ivy said.
Dean smiled. “I like it.”
Jake’s cheeks burned, shame and annoyance doing a barn dance. “Look, this is my house and I want
this Dog here, so I can make him better. He got injured helping us out. He’ll probably want to be out
of here once he’s better anyway. I can’t leave him out there in the cold to… I know he won’t die, but,
Dean stared at him a moment before answering. “Don’t you think he’d be safer away from you,
Jake? After all, you’re the only thing in this world that can kill him.”
“Don’t be so sensitive.”
Condescending bastard! “I want him to stay!” Now he felt like a child. Maybe he should stomp his
feet… He shook his head. “I just need to do this.”