Soon all four young women went out from the tavern. Dame Athanasia stood in front of her carriage and turned to her companions.
"So, we need to get to the outpost before midnight. Turn into the wolf! Quickly!"
Livonna growled. She hated, when Dame Athanasia forced her to turn into her whole wolf-form just to use her as a sled dog or a riding horse. That was just humiliating! And, of course, she had now wish to be that humiliated in front of their new burglar.
"Do you want me to whip all this stupid pride out of you here and now?" asked the vampiress in intimidating voice, "Just turn into the wolf, and lets go! Or I'll make you an example of what happens to those, who dare to talking back to me!"
Livonna growled louder, but resignedly stood on all fours and howled out loud, when her body started completing the change. Few seconds later she turned into a large grey wolf. Vampiress smiled contentedly and harnessed her in the carriage. "Take your sits, ladies!" she commanded to the witch and the orcess, "Here we go! Wolffang, you'll be the coachwoman!"
"With a great pleasure, milady!" Wolffang answered, taking the whip. She really wanted to show her new employer, how loyal and painstaking she could be. And for Livonna it became a literal pain and mostly in her ass right from the start. The orcess was whipping the poor she-werewolf mercilessly all the way to outpost, being sure, that that would make her run as fast, as she could, and in the same time show Dame Athanasia all her diligence.
"Maybe we should ask her to be more gentle to Livonna?" Kajira whispered to Dame Athanasia, "Don't get me wrong, but all this howl can reveal us!"
"There are enough wolves in these woods. What is so strange if one of them would howl a bit more than usual?" vampiress shrugged. "And Livonna is used to this anyway!"