Daily Prompt: Hour

From Inside the Grey House:

Natalia was pacing the length of downstairs hallway. It was the night after Edwin’s Red Tie Affair, and no one had returned. Sunset was hours ago. Markus was in the security room, waiting for word. It was the full moon, which meant she didn’t even have the company of the wolves, who were sedated and locked in the dungeon. She yelled at one too many of Vincent’s humans for no good reason, causing them to stay out of her way. They were as worried as her but were better able to control their emotions. Consequently, she paced, waiting for something.

It was an hour later when the door of the security office banged open and Markus yelled out the door. “They’re here!”

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