Hunting, Earth Moving
Will Rutledge is the boy Jacinda is in love with. His family are hunters, which is why she is afraid to let him know that she has dragon's blood in her veins.
He is a talented hunter and held in high esteem within his family, although he hunted with them only because he was expected to, not because he wanted to. He refused to hunt draki after discovering Jacinda's secret.
Will forms something of a rivalry over Jacinda with Cassian throughout the novels.
Will and Jacinda are drawn to each other before they've even seen each other. The only problem is that Will is a hunter, and he represents everything Jacinda has learned to hate and fear. Hunters hunt draki's and take them to the Enkros, for tests and their skin.
But Will is different. When he was very sick at a young age, his father injected him with draki blood. This gives him special hunting skills, but he doesn't like to use them. The first time he sees Jacinda he describes her as 'beautiful.' Unlike his family, Will doesn't like to hunt. He doesn't like his family, either. He doesn't have many friends or love interests because he doesn't want anyone to come in contact with his family.
But when he meets Jacinda, everything changes.
caramel hair, green eyes that change to brown and gold, tall, broad, stable
Cousin to Xander. Mostly strained relationship.
Cousin to Agnus.
Son of a very devoted hunter, who is the head of the group of hunters the family is a part of.
“You cold?' He chafes my arms. I haven't been cold since I moved here. This is something else. 'No. But you can put your arms around me anyway.”
“You want to go out?" he asks suddenly.
I blink. "As in a date?"
"Yes. That's what a guy usually means when he asks that question.”
“Why do you care? I've ignored you for days."
His smile fades. He looks serious, mockingly so. "Yeah. You got to stop that.”