They keep running for five hours. Kol offers to let Klara carry the unconscious hybrid girl, but she can't. She can't let herself. The disgust she feels for everything that happened to her mates parents is overwhelming. Her only family. And Klara didn't do anything to stop the Council bastards destroying everything Mallorie loved in the world. She watched her mates world burn and only had selfish thoughts.
...she can stop herself from holding her and she can stop herself from looking at her. But she can't control the progress of her thoughts. She tries but it's like she's stuck in a feedback loop. Everything always comes back to Mallorie.
For over a thousand years she's been without. She never knew how...all-consuming it was. It terrified her.
But her time for self reflection is over as the rate of Mallories heart picks up and she starts to stir awake in Kol's arms.
The twins give each other a glance and immediately head towards the nearest empty house. Klara applies just enough pressure to the door and they're inside.
And just in time for Mallorie to open her eyes.