Can't Run Away from your Destiny (Book 4)

After losing Allison, Zaira doesn't know what to do. She's growing closer to a certain deputy, and she's developed a crush on him. With a list out and assassions coming after the people she loves, Zaira is trying to keep her sanity. She's also trying to help Scott with his new Beta. Read as she tries to stay alive, help everyone out, and figure out who wants them dead.


1. The Dark Moon

I followed Stiles and Scott to Mexico in my car. We figured out where Derek was, and we were going to find him. I didn’t know what to expect, but I did know that I could handle anything that was thrown my way. I tried to ignore the conversation going on between Lydia and Stiles, but it was getting harder to because Lydia kept saying something about us dying. I snorted at that because she seemed to be the only one worried about that. I followed Lydia and Stiles into this building, and I knew the moment that we stepped in that something was off. We ended up walking into some type of club. We walked to the bar, and not too long after we did, some dude walked up, and after Lydia dropped a bullet into the shot glass, did he lead us to a room to talk with a woman. The woman tried to explain the music that was playing, but none of us really cared.

“We’re here for Derek Hale.” Lydia said.

I would’ve said something, but Stiles and Scott thought it would be a good idea if I was there as a type of bodyguard. Nobody knew that I was an Alpha female, so we were going to use that to our advantage.

“Is that so?” the woman asked.

“We know you have him.” Lydia replied.

The woman cut the fabric a little more forcefully, and gave Lydia a glare.

“We’ve heard you can be bought.” Lydia continued as Stiles placed money on the table.

“It’s 50,000 for Derek.” Stiles said.

“Now, where does a teenage boy get money like this?” the woman asked.

Stiles stayed quiet, but I knew the answer as well as him and Lydia did.

“Japanese mafia?” the woman asked again before the other people in the room cocked their guns.

“Not smart to come alone.” the woman said as she leaned on the table.

“What makes you think that we came alone?” Stiles asked.

I smirked at that because the woman looked utterly confused. I wanted to laugh in her face because she really thought that Lydia and Stiles came alone.

“You brought a wolf into my home?” the woman asked as she finally realized what Stiles meant.

“We brought an Alpha.” Stiles replied.

“Actually, we brought 2 Alphas.” Lydia corrected.

The woman was confused, but she wouldn’t be for too long. I was waiting for the right time to reveal myself.

“My friends… I don’t think you’re aware of your poor timing. Do you know what the dark moon is?” the woman asked.

I was confused by this, but I knew that Lydia would be able to answer.

“The part of the lunar phase when the moon is least visible in the sky.” Lydia replied. See, what did I tell you.

“But do you know its meaning?” the woman asked again.

“Some people say it’s a time of reflection. Or grief.” Lydia replied.

“Grief and loss, mija. I wonder why, when you and your friends have suffered so much loss, you would risk it again for someone like Derek Hale.” the woman said, and I knew then that I had to say something.

“Derek is family, and if I remember correctly, a hunter’s code is to protect family.” I growled at the woman.

I guess she forgot that I was still there because she was shocked when I said something.

“‘Cause we don’t like to lose.” Stiles said, and that pulled her attention back to them.

It was quiet for a few minutes before Scott came over the radio and told Stiles to take 10 off the table. I thought it was funny because now the woman would see that we meant business.

“Maybe you should just take the deal.” Lydia said.

“While I’m keen to follow the warning of a Banshee, I’m going to have to decline.” the woman said, and I knew right then that something was fixing to happen.

“Just give us Derek. You don’t want him anyway. Haven’t you noticed what a downer he is? No sense of humor, poor conversationalist. Just come on, take the money.” Stiles said.

I knew that I should hit him for what he said about Derek, but I knew that it was true. I was pulled out of my thoughts when the woman said something about the Calaveras. I knew about them, but I didn’t think that we were talking to them. I snuck out of the room, and I was glad that I did because I ran into Scott, Malia, and Kira, who looked like they need me.

“And you should know never to mess with an Alpha’s pack.” I growled as I walked into the hall full of wolfs bane.

“Zaira! Get out of here!” Scott yelled while coughing.

“So you must be the 2nd Alpha that the Banshee was referring to.” the woman said with a sick grin.

“Well, duh. Who else could pull off being an Alpha and being able to stand wolfs bane?” I laughed at her.

She didn’t seem to like that, but Scott pulled her attention to him when he said that they didn’t know where Derek was either. The woman shocked Scott until he passed out, and that’s when I lost it. I attacked her, but her goons jumped me. I fought off every one of them until she walked up behind me and shocked me as well.

When I came to, I was lying next to Scott. We both had just come to, and I was happy that we were all together. Wait, I didn’t see Lydia.

“Where’s Lydia?” I asked.

“The Calaveras’s have her.” Kira replied.

“Why? What do they want with Lydia?” Scott asked, and I was wondering the same thing.

We kept trying to figure out a way out, well, Scott was, I was trying to figure out where Derek was. I’m really starting to get extremely worried now because I have this feeling that when we do find him, that he might be dead. All of a sudden, the door flies open and 3 goons walk in. They shock Scott and grab me and Kira. Grabbing Kira, I can see because she’s Scott’s girl, but grabbing me, I have no idea.

When we got to the room where they wanted us, Scott was chained to a chair, Kira was being held by some dude, and I was being held by some chick. She decided to keep a grip on my hair, and I knew that I would kill her before the day was up. Scott tried to get them to let us go, but I knew that it wouldn’t happen. I was pulled from my thoughts when the chick pulled my hair.

“So, let me explain what’s about to happen. This one, the fox, has an immunity to electricity. So she’s going to turn the dial on the Alpha. If she doesn’t, I turn the dial on the Banshee.” the goon that was holding Kira said.

“And if that doesn’t motivate the fox to turn the dial, then I’ll hurt the other Alpha.” the chick that was holding me said.

I knew that she couldn’t hurt me, but that changed when she handed me off to some dude. I knew right then that I was going to have to use all my strength to get us out of here.

“No. I’m not doing this.” Kira said as she struggled against the goon.

I tuned out the rest of the conversation because I was planning our escape. I only tuned back in when Scott told Kira to do what they say. He also said that he could take it. Kira then looked at me. I gave her a nod which told her that I agreed with Scott and that I would be fine.

I couldn’t stand to watch Scott keep getting electrocuted. I was struggling more against the dude that held me. The chick punched me in the stomach to stop me, and it did. For now. I was about to struggle again, when Scott roared and broke his chains. I was happy because the dud that held me let go.

“Say the name Scott.” the woman hollered.

“Kate.” Scott said as he looked up.

My throat closed up. That can’t be right. Kate’s dead. We watched her die. Or did she? I remember something about being turned by a scratch if the claws go deep enough. Did that happen to Kate? Did she turn and we didn’t know? We were finally let go, and I was happy to breathe fresh air. Braeden pulled up on her bike, and I was happy to see her. We followed her until Stiles had to pull over. Scott went with Braeden and I followed after them. I knew that we could put Derek in my car if we needed to.

When we finally got to La iglesia, I was in utter shock. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew that we had to get Derek out of here. I just had this feeling that he’s here, but something’s not right. I guess I’ll know more when we go in. I followed Braeden and Scott closer to the Church. I watched as they went in. Scott told me that he wanted me outside when they brought Derek out. I was more than happy to stay put because this Church was giving me the creeps.

After waiting for I don’t know how long, Stiles and the others finally showed up. I was happy to see them, but I was more concerned about Scott and Braeden. We all got out and met Braeden, Scott, and Derek by the door. Well, younger Derek, anyway. I was happy that he was alive.

“Is that him? Is that Derek?” Malia asked.

“Uh, sort of.” Stiles replied.

“It’s the younger him.” I finished.

Younger Derek looked at me before trying to reach me. Scott handed him over to me, and I gladly held him tight.

“I’m so glad to see you Zia.” Derek whispered as he held onto me for dear life.

“Same here Der.” I whispered back.

I knew that this was only the beginning, but I knew that now that Derek was safe, we could go after Kate. I plan on actually killing her for this, so she better stay clear of me. I lead Derek to my car, got him situated, and turned to the others.

“Let’s go home.” I said.

The others agreed and we left to head home. I hope that Deaton can help us because that’s exactly where we’re going as soon as we reach Beacon Hills. I guess we’ll know more soon. 


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