Sorry this is a day late. My youngest got the stomach flu.
Antonio raised his hands as the sheriff and his deputies surrounded them. Coming back to life so far had been one big thrill ride. Maybe he should’ve stayed in the in-between and let Michael make him his lover. The angel might be an ass but he never tried to shoot him.
“We aren’t doing anything. Just a bunch of guys meeting to talk.” One of the tiger shifters protested.
“Yeah, I heard that about you. Innocent. You couldn’t be part of the group bringing drugs to my town now could you?” Lee asked.
“I don’t know what your talking about sheriff.” The tiger’s smile gleamed bright white.
Antonio resisted the urge to roll his eyes.
Trent turned his attention to Norm. “I got a tip there was a drug deal going down and look what I found a bunch of guys hanging around the docks.”
“What a coincidence,” Antonio said. “Maybe you should call your tip back and tell them they failed. We haven’t done anything.”
Had Michael called Trent to get Antonio arrested?
“Search the area,” Trent ordered his deputies.
“Well if you are going to interrupt our tea party I’ll just be going,” Antonio said. He took two steps before Trent stopped in front of him.
“Where do you think you’re going?”
“It isn’t illegal to be on the docks. Unless you have anything on me I’ll be going.” Antonio met Trent’s eyes daring him to hold him.
“Stay right there. I’ll let you know when you can leave,” Trent’s narrow-eyed gaze made Antonio smile.
He could see what Lee saw in the sexy sheriff but that didn’t mean he’d let the guy have his husband.
“Whatever you say sheriff.” He offered a smile it turned genuine when the sheriff growled his annoyance.
“Keep that up and I’ll think you’re part wolf.” Crap why did he say that?
Trent’s eyes narrowed. “What do you know about wolves?”
“Their pack animals.” Antonio blurted out the first thing that popped into his head.
“Is that a threat?” Trent’s hand went to his gun.
“No. It was a statement of fact.” A stupid one if it got the sheriff suspicious.
“Over here sheriff,” one of the deputies called out.
“Don’t go anywhere. I’d hate to have to hunt you down,” Trent said.
“I’d hate that too.” Antonio agreed. He watched the sheriff walk away.
“What do we do?” Brad asked. He shifted from one foot to the other. The man either had to tinkle or he was preparing to self-combust.
“We wait here like the sheriff said,” Antonio said, a low growl underlying his words. How did he find himself in these situations?
The tigers glared at them.
“If we are arrested I will come back and kill you idiots,” the drug pin snarled.