Daniel shook his head as he watched the cat's black-tripped tail disappear. "Haven't I told you not to play with the big kitties, Maya?
„It was Marv.”
„Again? What's that, the third time this month? I think he likes you.”
“She asked what the word means.”
Daniel’s voice took on a rumbling tone he used when someone wouldn’t listen to him. The old woman’s gaze rose to his as if drawn there against her will.
They looked at each other for at least five seconds. Then she made a strange noise, deep in her throat, and when she spoke, she spit out the word, like she couldn’t help herself.
“Skin-walker,” she said. And slammed the door.
„Uh-huh,” Corey said. „So Maya will grow up to be an amazing healer who can change into a killer cat. Daniel and Sam will roam the country hunting criminals and demons. Hayley and Nicole will divide their time between recording platinum albums and winning gold medals in swimming. And me? I`ll be the cute, funny guys sitting at the bar, hoping for a good brawl to break out.”