Anita is very tired and needs to go home, so she drives to the secret shapeshifter hospital instead. I think she’s been up almost twenty four hours by this point, with a lot of running around and activity, yet she suffers no side effects from this.
A taxi draws up and a blonde woman (DEVIL MISTRESS) and Zane get out. Anita can only think how glad she is that he wasn’t involved in Sylvie’s attack otherwise she might have to kill him. Like she wanted to do earlier. Because he likes forcing people into sex for money. And got presumably got Padma involved as that hasn’t been retracted.
The woman is Cherry and she does not like Anita instantly. Oh, I am surprised.
Zane proclaims Anita as their leoparde lionne (gag me) and drops to his knees before her. He rubs his face on her hand and licks it. Cherry refuses to acknowledge Anita as alpha, as not everyone escaped from Padma. He broke their legs to make sure that the wereleopards couldn’t escape.
It’s almost like making a verbal deal with a villain and walking away is an inefficient means to save people.
Anita phones JC to see why he didn’t do anything to save the wereleopards, but he basically says ‘Padma used a loophole – my hands were tied. Because I don’t care’. So Anita has to go running right back into the Circus, with no sleep, no food, and no change of clothes.
Cherry is sceptical that Anita really gives a shit about some people she doesn’t know (I like this Cherry already) but Anita says that she honestly cares about people in pain that she was talking trash about.
I’m seeing another series of rather dull chapters where Anita runs around the Circus, doing nothing, and accomplishing nothing.
I thought this book was about arson attacks.