Shuddering, Rev ambled back toward the sidewalk, stumbling.
Derek caught her. He didn’t say anything, just held her close, his chin soft with longer than usual facial hair. Her body further betrayed her as a sob ripped through her chest. She buried her face into his throat and shook her head side to side.
Warm hands combed through her hair and rubbed her back. He made soothing sounds but didn’t say anything about deer, badgers, or mates. In control of herself again, she backed up to look into his dark eyes.
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