In one second, he had moved Charlie behind him and was slowly walking her backwards to the truck. In the next second, he was on the ground, flipping one of the weres over his head. After that, it was chaos. One wolf was trying to chew the crap out of his ankle and another was trying to make spaghetti out of his neck while the third just circled him, licking his furry lips like a drooling moron. He tried to push them off, to fight them as much as he could but in his human form, he was barely keeping his skin on. Somewhere in the middle of it, he could hear Charlie scraping around in the truck. Right when he gave a good hard kick to the wolf at his ankle, he heard the sound of something singing through the air followed by the triumphant sound of metal hitting bone. The second wolf yelped and immediately dropped.
Chest heaving fiercely, Royce sat up and looked down to where the wolf lay and to the rusty tire iron on the ground next to him. He then looked up to where Charlie stood, her eyes wide but determined. Royce couldn’t help the sudden burst of pride nor the grin on his face. What a girl.
But the moment was short-lived. Though the wolves were thrown back, it was only temporary and just like that, their mood went from drunk and stupid to drunk and murderous. This was no longer going to be a fun game of cat and mouse. The one wolf that Charlie had thrown the tire iron at was bleeding profusely out of his skull. There was going to be payback for that and it wasn’t going to be pretty. Like one mind, they all turned and sprang at her. It was like they totally forgot about him. He was nothing and she? She was about to become their new chew toy.
There was no second thought about what he did next. There was no thinking at all except that he had to save her. And there was no other way except to change.
What happened then went by so fast, the only thing his brain would later recall would be a blur of fur, blood and fangs. The only thing he would be able to remember was the sight of the lead wolf making a leap at Charlie and then after that, everything was red.