My name is Amaris, and this is my third and final year in the lottery arena. Male wolves are drawn at random every year for a chance to capture and claim a rare shewolf in the arena. They outnumber us 10 to 1. My wolf, Annukka and I have evaded capture the two previous years. If we can make it out of this last lottery without being claimed by a male wolf, we'll win our freedom. Seven days. That’s all that separates us from the outside. And if things weren’t complicated enough, I’ve met my fated mate. He’s been selected for this year’s lottery arena.
“You can do this, baby. Come on, another big push.” Haze coached me as he swept the hair off my forehead for the hundredth time.
“I can’t. I’ve been pushing for hours, I’m so tired. I can’t do this anymore.” I pleaded with him, with the doctor, with anyone that would listen and put me out of my misery.
“He’s right, you’re……
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