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He followed at a distance, mindful to not scare her further, as she ran away from the creature he'd changed into. This was not the way he'd wanted her to find out, but when the thugs appeared he had to shift to protect her.
The fear and disgust in her eyes had cut through his heart as effective as the sharpest dagger. Every step taken, every sharp exhale, as her heart pounded, and her fear drove her away from him, pushed that dagger deeper, until his wolf whined and the man wept.
Her frantic steps slowed, and she collapsed on her knees, her fingers buried into the snow, as her frame shook with her sobs of despair. Slowly, he approached. Her eyes widened and his wolf whined at the tears still shimmering on her eyelashes.
"Erwin, is that really you?"
He nodded, bowed his head, and waited every fiber of his being focused on the woman he needed like the very air he breathed. When she smiled through her tears, and crouched back down on the floor, his wolf leaped for joy, seconds before the shot rang out and he heard her scream.
"We got him. We got the abomination."
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