Travis was amazed at how calm the vet was as he looked over his daughter, checking her vital signs while he waited on his wife to return with their resident wolf doctor. All packs had one, sometimes more than one, but the second was usually more of a midwife than a full-blown physician. In a pack, there were far more pregnancy needs than anything else.
A noise sent her father toward the door to see if it was his wife returning. It was. He could hear them talking as they made their way back down the hallway toward the exam room. Kat stirred a bit on the table but didn’t wake.
“She moved,” he blurted out as they came in.
“Let me look at her,” a man he assumed was the doctor said, edging him out of the way to stand opposite her father at the side of the table. “I’m going to ask you all to step out for a moment while I examine her.”
The three of them left, closing the door, and waiting in the hallway. Travis felt incredibly awkward. How did he go from a casual invite for a woman to stop by for a drink at his bar to having to bring her home to her parents in such a state? A part of him wanted to escape, but he couldn’t bear to leave without knowing she was okay.
The situation was made even more uncomfortable by the fact that no one was talking. Her parents stood leaning against the opposite wall of the hallway, occasionally looking toward him with disapproval. No doubt they blamed him for this, whatever it was, but he could hardly see how he might have caused it.
It was a relief when he finally heard the doctor speak to her and heard her respond. He wanted to stay and check on her, but it might be more embarrassing for her if he were there. At least that was what he told himself. It felt a little like a situation he would handle wrong either way.
“It sounds like she’s okay,” he told her father. “I think I’m going to go so that I don’t make her feel awkward.”
“That’s probably best,” her father replied.
Travis didn’t miss the ice in his voice or the fact that there was no response from Kat’s mother. A part of him wanted to stay and hold her hand, make sure she was perfectly fine, but he was really a stranger here. He’d done the right thing in getting her here and getting her help. He was so lost in his thoughts that he didn’t even see the man approaching until he ran right into him.
“What the fuck?” the big guy said, his brows screwed together and his lips pursed angrily.
“I’m sorry. I wasn’t paying attention,” Travis told him, edging around his side.
“Who are you?”
“Oh. I’m no one. I just dropped a girl off here.”
“Katerina? You’re the one that brought Katerina home?” the guy barked at him.
“Kat? Yes,” he replied evenly.
The guy was big, but he was a Beta. Travis could smell it on him. He was no match for the superior strength of an Alpha even in top shape, and it looked like his size came more from pizza than squats.
“What did you do to her?”
“Look, I don’t know who you are, but I didn’t do anything. She had some drinks, so I offered to drive her home. She passed out on the way, and I couldn’t wake her. I brought her to her parents for help. The doctor is in there, and she’s awake, so I assume she’s fine.”
“You assume she’s fine? You couldn’t be bothered to wait and see?”
“Look. I am leaving. You can go check on your girlfriend and see how she is for yourself. I’m out.”
Travis began walking toward his truck, but the big guy blocked him.
“I’m not her boyfriend, you dipshit. I’m her brother, and you better hope you’re telling the truth.”
“Yeah. Okay. Find out,” Travis told him wearily.
How a night that had gone so well with her had turned out so shittily, he had no idea, but he was done with it all. So much for Alpha Meets Omega. It might be a great app for some, but he was going to have to give it a pass after this nonsense. He walked around Kat’s brother and got in his truck to leave.
Fuck this night.CHAPTER SIXKat
Kat’s first thought when she had awoken in her father’s office was only to wonder how she had gotten there. The last thing she remembered, she was riding home with Travis, and then things had grown fuzzy and gone black. She woke up to find the pack doctor standing over her with a needle.
“Whoa, what are you going to do with that?” she croaked.
“I was about to give you a shot of adrenaline. I know how you love shots.”