Life couldn't get any worse when Alejandro found out he was a Lukos (wolf). However, there is one minor detail that Vora (the Cerna Kocka leader) has failed to mention about the Lukos, and that is Heath the Lukos leader. Turning into a Lukos is the last thing on Alejandro's mind when he finds that Heath is more than just a wolf with a hunger to kill and conquer. Alejandro finds himself on a mental rollercoaster ride as he struggles with his present and future life having the blood of a wolf. A Lukos novella.
“Calderon! You"re up!” I put on my helmet and ran toward the coach. He was pacing back and forth. The stands were filled and the crowd was cheering loudly. It was a hot day — perfect weather for the championship game. The score was tied 3 to 3 in the fourth quarter.
Coach grabbed my helmet. At first I thought he was going tell me the play, so I could tell the other players on the field. But he just looked at me, with a twinkle in his eyes. It almost looked like he was about to cry.
“Um, Coach, you want to tell me the play?”
“You know,” he started off, “I am really proud of you. It is your time to shine, so…
whatever play you think, you tell the others.” He hit me on the helmet three times and said,
“Now get out there.”
Well, that was confusing.
I looked back to make sure he didn"t change his mind. I think he is serious, I thought. I ran onto the field to huddle up with the guys. I didn"t know what play to tell them. We stood in a circle, and everyone looked to me for the play.
“OK, Ale, what"s the play?” John asked.
I looked down at the grass. My mind tried to work out what play would be perfect for this moment.
“Um, Coach told me to come up with it.”
“What! Oh, great, we"re screwed! Only ten seconds left in the game and Coach lets you decide,” Andrew said, taking his mouthpiece out of his mouth.
“So, what is it going to be, Calderon?” Everyone looked at me.
The only play I could come up with was the one Sean (the traitor) came up with. “Take and fake.”
“Take and fake? Are you kidding me? We have not done the take and fake play since Sean. He was the fast runner.” Everyone on the team missed Sean. I kind of miss him in a way, but I don"t like liars. Especially the kind of liars that tie me up and attempt to take my blood for Lukos experiments. I quickly pushed those thoughts out of my head. I didn"t have time to think about that right now.
“We are going to do take and fake, and Jay—”
“Huh?” He looked up like he"d been called on to answer a question he didn"t know the answer to.
“You"re going to take the ball.”
“I can"t run that fast.”
“Yes, you can. This is the last game of the season and our last game together. Let"s do this.” We all put our hands in the middle of the circle. “Make me proud on three,” I said. “1-2-3—”
Also by C. S. Dorsey on obooko.com:
The Antidote (Lukos Trilogy Book 1)
Purr Island (Lukos Trilogy Book 3)