My heart sank upon hearing those words. Would Karen actually put a hit on Kate if Decker fails?
“Lost shifters are an exposure risk that can not be overlooked,” she continued. “If a problem emanates from my decision to leave her on her own. I will become the threat as far as tribal leaders are concerned.”
I raised my head quickly. “But, Kate is one person in a world of millions. Why would another tribe come after you for her exposure? So what if she has the same fingerprints. She can’t shift. The NSC would have nothing more than a mystery on their hands.
“Her eyes––they can shift involuntarily, just as yours did. Documenting this in a controlled setting would get the attention of the President and unlimited funding to capture others like her; tribal members, you, me, our baby.”
She had my full attention now.
“The truth is, I would go after them if they put Elysian in harm’s way.”
“Right now, we have one strike against us with the doppelganger video. And I will not allow Kate to become the second.”
This is the first draft of my manuscript Shift – Don’t judge a book by its cover. I am writing it online in sections as I go. So feel free to comment, good or bad. If you see mistakes, point them out.
The story centers around shapeshifting.
I’m currently working on chapter nine.