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This week's quote is from one of my favorite authors, Patricia Briggs. I love her books and her Mercy Thompson series is one of my favorites. Choosing one was hard, there are so many good ones. This is from Moon Called, the first of the Mercy Thompson books. Warren is one of my favorite wolves and here we find out how he joined the local werewolf pack.
It was I who introduced Adam and Warren, about the time Adam moved in behind me. I'd had Warren to dinner and we'd been laughing about something, I forget what, and one of Adam's wolves howled. I'll never forget the desolation on Warren's face.I'd hear it all the time when I was growing up-wolves are meant to run in a pack. I still don't understand it completely myself, but Warren's face taught me that being alone was no trivial thing for a wolf.The next morning, I'd knocked on Adam's front door. He listened to me politely and took the piece of paper with warren's phone number on it. I'd left his house knowing I'd failed.It was Warren who told me what happened next. Adam summoned Warren to his house and interrogated him for two hours. At the end of it, Adam told Warren he didn't care if a wolf wanted to screw ducks as long as he'd listen to orders. Not actually in those words, if Warren's grin as he told me about it was an accurate measure. Adam uses crudeness as he uses all of his weapons: seldom, but with great effect.
I love this passage; it says great things about both Mercy and Adam.