Two hours later I was sitting on my couch, talking to Zerbrowski.
Of course, we can’t have ANY CONSEQUENCES EVER HAPPEN IN THIS SERIES.
His wife, Katie, was a neat, orderly sort of person, and I’d never figured out why she allowed Zerbrowski to leave the house dressed like a walking disaster. Of course, maybe it wasn’t a matter of allowing him to do anything; maybe it was just one of those battles you just gave up on after a few years.
Or that no partner should be in a position to ‘allow’ the other to do things. Fuck off with your bullshit.
Caleb is all curled up under a blanket and d’awwwwww he’s in shock. He needs comfort. D’awwwwwwww. Poor little sexist lecherous horrible baby. Merle sits in the corner looking like he’s about to start punching people in the face. Wow, that’s going to help people think you’re innocent.
“So let me get this straight, these guys just burst in here, and you don’t have the first idea why.”
MMMMMM that’s good stock police officer talk. I have never heard a police officer talk like this and yet they all do in fiction. Anita isn’t giving anything else away and stares at all the forensic techs checking out her house. She judges them.
I glanced back to see Micah come out of the room. He was wearing a pair of my sweatpants. Since they were men’s sweats anyway and we were the same height, they fit perfectly. I’d never had a boyfriend that I could trade clothes with before. You just didn’t find that many grown men my size.
Funny that I can name four or five male characters who are the same size as Anita who appear in this book.
Anyway, Micah is stood covered in gunk and Dolph is glaring at everyone. Here’s the run down:
- Nathaniel has been questioned by Jessica Arnet.
- Caleb has been questioned by Perry, who is now questioning Zane.
- Zerbrowski has been stalling so Anita can be questioned by Dolph, who has already questioned Merle and Micah.
Anita mentions that the dead SM have not turned back into human form which is suspicious. All shapeshifters turn back into humans on death so they must be something else. Dolph beckons Anita, and she holds hands with Micah. This makes Dolph MANGRY.
It was obviously a case of self-defense. The only difference from the other two times I’d had to kill people in my house was the number of bodies and that some of them was not human. Other than that, I’d walked on much more questionable occasions. So why was Dolph treating this one more seriously? I didn’t have a clue.
- You have shot down and killed five people who were trying to invade your house.
No one is going to tap you on the wrist and say that you’ve been too naughty but they forgive you. This is a bit extreme. Dolph asks why the SM wanted Anita and she umms and ahhs mentally about trying to kill their leader, whoops, I didn’t think things through BECAUSE ANITA BLAKE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND HER ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES LIKE AN INFANT.
Sorry, it makes me angry.
Dolph points out they brought a lot of guns but Anita plays wide eyed innocent which makes Dolph more MANGRY. He punches a wall because that’s healthy. Although, I’d probably smash a lot of things if I had to deal with Anita. Zerbrowski pops his head round the door and is told to ‘get the fuck out’.
“I’m taking a lot of heat for you, Anita.”
“Not on this you’re not,” I said. “Everybody that you took out of this house won’t be human. The laws may cover shapeshifters as human, but I know how it works. What’s one more dead monster?”
Anita is a idiot. This is exactly the sort of case which has the potential to blow up and became a groundmark case regarding the position of shapeshifters under the law. No one is going to cover up the murder of five people for you!
Dolph then forgets his MANGRY rage and asks what the SM are because they are not shapeshifters. He then reveals he is stressed and upset because his oldest son ‘Darrin’ has gotten engaged to a vampire. Dolph’s real manrage is because the women his sons are interested in can’t have children.
After all, that’s all women are for. Producing the next generation in a family. Women are just walking vessels, ready to plop out children for the happiness of men.
Fuck your misogyny.
Dolph breaks down and cries because there’s no one to carry the family seed on – good riddance I say – and they are sad for a page. He asks what happened with the SM and is sad because Anita won’t tell him anything. He then resumes MANGRY status because Anita admits she’s ‘fucking Micah Callahan’.
No, no, you’re being raped and abused by Micah. You should probably tell Dolph that.
Dolph pauses and makes as if he’s going to punch Anita in the face. What a guy. Anita wants to touch his face. STOP IT.
“The heart wants what the heart wants, Dolph. You don’t plan on making your life complicated, it just happens, and you don’t do it on purpose, and you don’t do it to hurt the people who love you. It just turns out that way sometimes.”
Being violently raped is not love. It will never be love. Stop for a moment and read the drivel you’ve produced.
Dolph says that his wife will call Anita for info on vampires. He tells her to get out and then he cries.
Go on, cry your man tears. I’m sure you’ll find some womb for your desperately needed progeny.