Ash sighed as he tied on his apron, washed his hands, and headed to the counter. Working at Ohm place at 20 years old was something he never really wanted. However, in order to pay for his college classes, he needed the money and his brother who is an Alpha who just happens to own the cafe gave him the job a year ago. Ohm had taken over the cafe when he was 18 and Ash was 19. The owner before was getting pretty old and when he retired he handed over the Cafe to Ohm just like that. And of course, Ohm changed the name as well. And the funny part is owner is non other than their own Grandfather.
Ash story is quite funny when he presented as an omega at the age of thirteen was when everything started to go downhill. His parents would ever show him affection and only talk to him when he was told to do something and same goes to his grandfather. Ash wanted to make his parents proud of him and he did everything he was asked. The Jameswood family was known for being alphas and when word got out that the oldest child was an omega, it did not go very well. Whenever someone did something wrong, Ash was blamed no matter who did it. When people asked Jia and Jones how their children were, they talked about Kara and Ohm but never Ash. After a while, Ash learned to accept that he would never ever be good enough for his parents. His siblings got him through because they loved and supported him and they didn't care that he was an Omega.
When Ash turned 18, he moved out right away. He had done summer jobs and babysitting so he could save up to get his own place. After he moved into his new apartment, finding a job was a whole new issue. Hardly anyone would accept an Omega working for them especially a male one. It would cause way too many distractions, that's what he was told anyways. His sister Kara who was a year younger helped Ash get money so he could pay his rent. He protested each time Kara would give him money but she always shoved the money in his hands and told him that he would pay her back soon enough. Kara now works at her favourite clothing store and does modelling gigs on the side and it paid very well.
Once Ash got to the counter, he noticed Ohm walk in and turn the closed sign to open. The cafe opened at 8 a.m. and it was usually the busiest time. People who had work would stop by to get coffee, students who lived close by would get a coffee as well and maybe a muffin or something. Ash nodded at Ohm and Ohm nodded back as he walked into the back room. When Ohm walked over to the counter he looked over at Ash and grinned. That was never a good sign.
"What?" Ash asked raising an eyebrow.
"The run is two days away. Are you excited?" Ohm asked.
Ohm had found his mate at the mating run 4 years ago to another Alpha named Jessica. It was unusual for two Alpha's to get together because usually their personalities wouldn't clique and they would fight for dominance. However, the two seemed to go together perfectly. Kara had found her mate to a boy named Simon 3 years ago who was a beta.
Ash loved his siblings, he really did. But it hurt when he saw that his siblings were happy with their mates. No one has ever wanted Ash, well like that anyways. Sure people wanted Ash, but that was only to have sex because most people thought that's what Omega was only good for and Ash being very attractive was no help.
"You ask this every year Ohm and every year I say the same thing. No." Ash sighed as he wiped down the counters.
"Ash..." Ohm sighed.
"It's whatever Ohm. I've gone to this thing since I was 13 and no one has ever wanted me." Ash replied.
Ohm was about to respond when customers came barging into the cafe.
"We're not done talking about this," Ohm mumbled as Ash started to take people's orders.
Thirty minutes later the crowd died down but it was still pretty busy. Ash was busy fixing someone a coffee when he heard Ohm mumbled "oh no."
Ash turned around and handed the customer their coffee. He then looked over at Ohm and saw him glaring at something, or more like someone. Following Ohm's eyes, he saw no other than Seth walk in. Ash hated the guy. Seth would always make creepy comments about Ash. Seth was an alpha and the three of them and Kara had gone to high school together. Ever since Seth saw Ash for the first time, he would always bother Ash and most of the time it made Ash very uncomfortable.
"I can take his order if you want," Ohm said.
Ash sighed. "No, it's fine. You're faster at making drinks anyways and we have a hold-up."
"Are you sure? Ash, I don't want him near you." Ohm said using his Alpha tone.
Ash whimpered and flinched slightly. When an Alpha would use their Alpha voice around an Omega, it would make the Omega want to give in and submit.
"I'll be fine Ohm," Ash said clenching his jaw. He wasn't weak and he didn't need an Alpha protecting him all the time.
"Okay, buddy," Ohm said and turned around to start making more caffeine-related drinks.
Seth was next in line and when he got to the counter he smirked at Ash as he eyes the Omega up and down. Ash was wearing a black beanie with a white t-shirt that hugged his biceps and black skinny jeans. It was Ohm who came up with the uniform. White t-shirts and black skinny jeans. Ash didn't like it at all but since it was Ohm cafe he wore it anyway.
"Hello, they're gorgeous. It smells lovely in here...or is that just your scent?" Seth purred.
Every Omega had its unique scent to them. To some people their scent smelt heavenly and to others it smelt horrible. It depended on the person. However, to most people, Ash scent was on the heavenly side. He smelt like Vanille with chocolate chip cookies along with the smell of rain. To some people, it would sound weird that those things would smell good together but it did.
"What can I get you, Seth," Ash asked rolling his eyes.
Seth raised an eyebrow and shook his head. "Has anyone ever told you that you shouldn't use such an attitude towards an Alpha?"
Ash sighed. "If you don't want anything then get out of line."
"I actually don't want anything. I just wanted to say that I'm looking forward to the run." And with the Seth was gone.
Ash paled. Seth had never attended the runs so why now? Ash looked over at Ohm who was watching him from the corner of his eye. Ohm nodded at Ash and Ash took off his apron and headed into the backroom to try to not get himself worked up and cause himself a panic attack.
After a while, there were no customers in line so Ohm headed to the back room to check on his brother and best friend. Ash was sitting in one of the chairs with his elbows on his knees and his head in his hands.
"Ash are you alright?"
Ash's head jolted up. "No. I'm fucking not alright."
"He won't get to you. The woods are pretty big Ash."
Ash rolled his eyes. "That doesn't mean anything when he knows my scent, Ohm."
Ohm sighed. "Okay. How about when I close the cafe, we get out of here and go for a run. Tomorrow we can figure something out okay?"
"Sounds good," Ash said and nodded.
Ohm smiled. "Great, now let's get back to work."
It was now 8 p.m. and Ohm closed the cafe early. Usually, the cafe would stay open until midnight but Ohm wanted to close it early so he could get Ash mind off of Seth. Ohm and Ash both drove their cars to the beginning of the woods. Both of them parked their cars and got out. They both walked over to each other and then turned their bodies so they were facing the woods. "So I think we should check out the well," Ohm said with a grin. Ash's eyes went wide and he shook his head. "Ohm we can't. That side of the woods is private territory." Ohm still had that smug look on his face. "Come on Ash don't be a baby." Ash closed his eyes. O
It was the day of the run and Ash was standing alongside the other omega's. Looking over his shoulder, he could see the alpha's looking at the group along with some betas. Ash couldn't help his shaky hands as he waited for the event holder to start speaking. The run was held at the woods, the same one Ash and Ohm were on the other night. However, they couldn't get too far because this was the only day Alex territory was fenced off so no one could run into that part of the woods. The run went like this: The omega's line up horizontally facing the woods. When they hear a gunshot, they race off into the woods turning into their wolf form. They would find a hiding spot and wait until they hear the last gunshot. When the second gunshot is heard, the betas will race off into the woods. Finally, when the last gunshot is heard it's time for the alphas to run into the woods. Alpha's would usually go for omega's while betas usually
When Alex is sure that Ash is fully asleep, Alex closes his eyes and concentrates on the sound. He hears the growling get closer and Alex knows what he must do. He shifts back into his wolf form and starts to walk towards the cave entrance. When he gets there he sees the same wolf that had tackled Ash to the ground in the first place. The next thing that the other alpha wolf does surprise Alex. Seth turns into his human self. Seeing Seth shift back to his human side, Alex does the same. "Where is he? Ash is mine." Seth growled as his claws came out and he showed his white canines. "He's not yours and he never will be. Now leave." Alex growled back. Seth laughed. "I know he's here. I can smell his delicious scent." Alex grow and took a
The car ride was silent. They were now driving towards Alex place and Ash couldn't help but overthink like he usually did. What happens now? Are they fully mated now? Is Alex his Alpha? What if he's not good enough to be Alex mate and Alex gets tired of him. There were so many doubts running through his mind which only made him feel more insecure about himself. Ash didn't even know what to do, he's never been in a relationship before and now he's somebody's mate? Everything just happened way too fast. He knew he would have to tell his siblings soon if the texts he keeps getting on his phone form Kara and Ohm didn't stop. That's another thing that he had a question about. Would Alex let him go see his siblings? Would he still be able to work at the Cafe? Ash could feel a headache coming on and he squeezed his eyes shut. This was all too much and he didn't know how to deal with that. Ash's eyes flung open when
When Ash woke up, he saw sunlight bursting through the windows and creeping through the blinds behind his closed eyelids. Ash groaned and slowly opened his eyes. When he looked around he saw that he wasn't in his bedroom anymore and when he felt a strong arm wrapped around his waist he started to freak out. He slowly turned his head and when he saw it was just Alex, the memories of last night came flooding to him. Ash sighed and closed his eyes once more. The next thing he felt was a kiss to his neck and when he opened up his eyes he saw Alex looking straight at him. "Good morning gorgeous," Alex whispered. "Morning," Ash replied. Minutes passed with them laying in silence until Alex decided to get
Stepping into the club made Ash nervous. He hated big crowds and he wasn't really the clubbing type. The scents of different alphas weren't helping him relax either. Not only that but his siblings are going to meet his new alpha and Ash just hoped Kara didn't say or do anything stupid. He also hoped that Ohm couldn't embarrass him by telling him stories about when they were kids. That was not a fun time. Ash was interrupted by his thoughts when he felt a hand intertwine with his. Ash looked to his left and saw Alex smiling at him while lifting up Ash's hand and kissing the back of it. "Let me know if you see your siblings," Alex said and Ash nodded. Walking towards the bar, Ash felt many eyes on him. He held on Alex's hand like is life depended on it. Alex looked over at Ash and how distressed his omega was and pulled him into a hug. Ash buried his head i
Alex looked over to where Ash was looking and saw four people. One was a long black hair female with good style look him older who clearly was an alpha. And arm was wrapped around her by a man who is clearly his mate and he is also Alpha. Next to them was a boy who's a like a teenager's kid and was also an Alpha. He as holding hands with a pretty lady with brown shaggy hair and glasses. She was a beta. He saw the four of them make their way towards a table. Alex looked over at Ash and grabbed his hand gently as he led them to the table his siblings were at with their drinks in their free hands. When they got to the table, every head at that table turned their way. He heard both Simon, Jessica and Ohm gasp when they saw Alex with his hand connected with Ash. Ohm got up and pulled his brother into a hug. Soon everyone gave him a hug and they were now sitting down.
One minute they were talking and the next Alex wolf was tugging at him and whining. Ash was in trouble. "Bunny." Alex gasped and stood up from the table. "Alex, what's wrong?" Ohm asked. "Ash in trouble," Alex said and ran off towards the restroom with Ohm right on his heels. When Alex opened the restroom door what he heard made him see red and also feel sick. "No...no...please stop." "Stop lying. You're a slut. It's what omega is. You like this don't deny it." "Please...Stop." Alex heard enough. When he rounded the corner, he saw Ash pressed up against th