Quinn reached for the bottle of whiskey, but it was gone. He shook his head. "You could have left the bottle. It's not like I don't have access to more." Quinn got up and walked to his bedroom. "I will do everything I can to protect my family and pack, but I won't take a mate. I won't sentence her to my darkness." He felt his dire wolf stir. "And don't you start whining about a mate. You know why we can't have her."
Quinn flopped down on the bed and fell into an exhausted sleep.