The alpha nodded. Jace was certain the investigation Jaleth was conducting had to do with the poison. the man had said as much when they'd crossed paths on his way out of the box they'd locked him in when he'd lost it. That was another thing the alpha added to his mental list of things to do once he was back in the land of the living. Jaleth had seemed ok around him so maybe the professor wouldn't mind a chat about his findings... hell maybe the pack could help him track down leads.
The mention of Shadow had his gaze turning back to Kara from where they had unintentionally settled on the food tray. The grin he shot Kara was full of amusement. "I wouldn't count Shadow out sweetheart. There's a reason she's known as my shadow. She'll be close by even if you don't see her. Honestly wouldn't be surprised if she set the pack make work tasks to keep them busy while she settled in to keep an eye on us."
His eyes tracked Kara's movements as she popped the grape into her mouth. He dropped his gaze almost instantly and caught himself just before he turned into a drooling mess. Fucking hell, that would have been more embarrassment than man or wolf could handle at the moment. Hands on his thighs brought that chocolate brown gaze back up to her and desire and hunger fought for attention. The massage was just enough to be infuriatingly teasing, but the quip she offered, combined with the smell off food was proving to be slightly more distracting.
Jace let his head fall back with a laugh before looking back at Kara as she finished dragging her fingers on his legs, a devilish grin of his own playing on his face. "Food, right.... just means I get you for desert." Jace pushed himself up, leaning forward as if he was going to give her a kiss, but pulled back just before their lips could touch, a mischievous glint in his eyes. Instead he reached out toward the tray and grabbed anther hunk of the sliced meat and proceeded to snack on it while resting the urge to wolf down whatever he could as fast as he could.