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"That's impossible."

I reached forward and took the sheet of paper from Cain's hands and examined it. There was very little light in the train due to the drawn shades, but I squinted enough that I could read the contents of the


I looked through the dates of his hospital visits and I shook my head in disbelief.

Cain was right. My grandfather hadn't been seen at any hospital for the past seven years. He didn't have so much as a prescription filled. This didn't add up seeing as I'd been led to believe he'd had a serious, life-threatening heart condition for a number of years.

"I don't understand," I said, my eyebrows furrowing. I laid the paper down on my lap and looked up at Cain as he stared at me intently.

"Are there any other medical records there?" I asked him,nreferring to the folder in his hands. Maybe he had them out of order and read the wrong thing.

Cain shook his head. "There isn't a medical examiner's report here or a certificate of

death," he said.

"He wouldn't have been looked at by a medical examiner."I argued. "He had a heart attack."

"No, he was supposed to have an autopsy," Cain said, sitting back in his seat. "As soon as we were notified of his death, Inpulled a few strings and requested one be done." I looked at him in shock.

"So he is dead," I said. "And how did you know he died? Who are you people?"

"He's not dead," Cain stated firmly, ignoring my last question. "I never received word that the body arrived at the medical examiner's office. That's why I sent Jai to the funeral."

The train began to move and I felt my heart begin to race.

"Who are you?" I asked again.

I gulped when none of them answered me and immediately began to calculate my chances of surviving a jump from a moving train.

"Can I talk to you both?" Daniel asked, looking at Cain and Jai. They both looked at each other before standing up and following him to the door.

It opened and the three of them disappeared into a hallway.

Narrative P.O.V.

"I'm lost," Daniel said as the door closed behind the three of them.

They stood in an empty car, staring at one another.

"Why is she here?" He asked

Cain crossed his arms and sighed. "She's my mate."

Daniel snickered. "No, really, man. I'm being serious," he said.

When no one else cracked a smile, Daniel's smile fell

"Oh my God... How did that even happen?"

Jai looked warily at Cain. It was the question both he and Cain had been asking themselves since they'd met her.

"I don't know," Cain said.

"But you're not supposed to have a mate. There's no way this should have hap---"

Cain's glare cut Daniel off. They stood for a long moment in awkward silence before Jai spoke.

"You're a Vampire and a Lycanthrope. How long do you think you're going to be able to keep that to yourself?" Jai asked Cain.

Even Cain himself wasn't sure of the answer to that.

"Seriously," Daniel added, "you're taking her to a place full of people like us. She's going to be the only human there. It wouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out something was out of the ordinary."

"And that's assuming she hasn't already figured it out after dimwit over here decided to point out she was a human to her face," Jai chimed in, crossing his arms and shooting a glare at Daniel.

Daniel raised his hands defensively. "I apologize for not having a filter," he said.

"You better get one," Cain said pointedly. "I can't have her figuring any of this out any time soon."

The last thing I want is to scare her away, he thought.

Daniel and Jai nodded before they turned to leave.

Cain opened the door to the next room and stopped.

"You think she figured it out?" Daniel asked sarcastically, noticing, as Cain had, the empty space where Ella had been sitting.

"Shit," Jai said under his breath.

The three of them stepped into the room, looking around with sharp eyes.

"Split up," Cain said. "She's still on the train."

He didn't need to look out the window to know that the train was moving quickly at this point. There was no way Ella was stupid enough to jump.

Jai and Daniel turned around and went down the hallway while Cain walked further down the room to the next car.

Cain came to the door at the other end of the car and, before he could touch the door handle, the door swung open.

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