I narrowed my eyes as I heard the thoughts running through her head. So Jacob had asked her not to lose her temper. Good. I would feel much better if he'd given the order in his role as Alpha, however. I didn't trust her at all. I remembered how she had tortured the other members of the pack, dredging up memories and feelings that they were distracting and inappropriate. She was a wild card, a loose canon. And I was not pleased that she was being given such a high position of authority in what would undoubtedly be a very unpredictable situation.
"I don't want to be near you any more than you want to be near me." I fought to keep my lip from curling. "But I can hear what you think of her, what you think of us. And if I get the slightest hint that you intend harm to Bella or any of my family, I will take you down." I took a step closer to her in spite of the smell, hoping that my height could intimidate her. "Are we clear on that, Miss Clearwater?"
I stared straight at her and waited. I needed to know just what kind of woman I was dealing with. As blunt and often vicious as her thoughts were, she was still very much a mystery to me. Her reaction to my words and my threat would be very telling.
I found Seth eventually at his house. I had known the moment I phased that he wasn't in his wolf form--I would have heard him. I could only be thankful.
He was dozing on his bed in only his boxers, even though it was well into the afternoon. I rolled my eyes, considering jolting him awake, but then thought better of it. He had probably been up all night patrolling, something Leah and I were also meant to have been doing. I leaned over him and shook his shoulder, gently.