Indeed Collin was the first one to wake up in just 20 minutes after alpha Lucas and the rogues left together with the witch. He looked around after waking up feeling emptier than he did when the witch took his ability to feel, he stood up and looked around. He saw everyone laying on the ground, his first thought was that they were dead but the soft snores proved that they were only asleep.
He started taking out the dead bodies from the hall putting them outside, he saw that outside was the same as inside the hall, it was full of dead bodies and sleeping werewolves. 5 minutes of him taking out the bodies two at a time his warriors arrived with the injured warriors. Others have started to heal while others needed a hospital.
Collin told his warriors to send the injured ones to the pack hospital, they did as told then came back and helped with getting rid of the bodies. No one spoke but the warriors could feel that something was wrong, they felt a weak and the kind of weakness they felt was usually felt when an alpha had died.
They wondered if Collin felt at least different or a little of what they were feeling but from how he was working on getting things back to normal they didn’t think that was the case. When Collin got to the side where his father alpha John was he froze seeing him like that. He finally understood why he felt emptier than he already did, his father was dead.
He didn’t say anything to the warriors that were close to him who saw the same thing he did, he just took his father’s body delicately and walked out with it. When he got out to put him with the rest of the bodies those on the outside were waking up, Mercy was among those who were waking up and the first thing she saw when her eyes cleared was Collin, her mate holding a dead body of alpha John.
Her heart ached at the sight, she searched for any sadness and pain from the man’s eyes but there was none. She thought it was because he was numb from all that has happened, she walked up to him. “Collin” she called for him but he kept his eyes on his father, void of emotions just staring at the dead body. “The witch did say he will die on the attack” he said and Mercy listened.
“ She said I needed to be there for mother and help her through the pain.” He paused once again “Did you see her by any chance.” He asked still not looking at her, Mercy wanted nothing more than to embrace him and comfort him during this time. “She is in the bunker with other she wolves and pups.” Collin nodded at her answer then left without looking back.
Alpha Damien went closer to Mercy after Collin left, he stood right behind her. “ Are you sure you want to stay with someone like that?” Mercy sigh, she was tired of hearing this man’s voice “I told you that am not leaving, that man is my mate and this is where I belong.” She answered without looking at him then left going to the bunker.
It was a bunker right behind the pack house not far from the training grounds. The warriors there recognised her as one of those who were fighting along side them and nodded at her. “Open up its safe now and there is a lot to be done.” The warriors wouldn’t move, she might have helped but no one knew if they could trust her or not.
“Am Collin’s mate you can trust me.” Said Mercy, the warriors didn’t answer her but one of them mind linked Collin ‘There is a young lady here asking for us to open the bunker saying that she is your mate.’ Linked warrior ‘mm’ that was all the reply he got from Collin before he nodded to the warrior next to him.
They opened the bunker and Luna Katherine was the first one out of there with red eyes. “Tell me, where is John?” she asked looking between Mercy and the two warriors. None of them knew how to answer so they kept quiet. She pushed them aside walking bare foot going towards the pack house with Mercy right on her tail.
She got there and started looking around searching for alpha John, she felt the mate bond broke and she felt the excruciating pain that she was still feeling at that moment. But she was in denial, John wouldn’t leave her like that, she was his mate and they belonged together forever. She saw Collin and went to him in a hurry.
“Collin, where is your father, where is John?” she asked holding his wrist, Collin looked at her big green eyes now red and soiled with tears. “Am sorry” that was all he could say to her. “ No! No! Collin no!” she was shaking her head with tears falling. “Please tell me where John is Collin I beg you tell me where he is!” she begged him once again , holding his wrist even tighter.
He pulled her to him and hugged her but the hug was so cold that it didn’t do much in comforting Luna Katherine. She pulled out and looked at him with pleading eyes. “I will show you where he is but his dead that you should know now.” She didn’t want to hear it and Collin saw the disbelief in her eyes. He lead her to where the dead bodies were, when she saw alpha John’s clothing she started walking faster.
When she got closer and confirmed he was indeed dead she fell on her knees next to him and wailed. She buried her face on his neck while holding his head. “You promised John you promised!” she wailed painfully as she kept repeating that he promised, no one knew what the alpha had promised her but the Luna was holding him to it.
Mercy who was following behind all this while didn’t like the scene in front of her, she went to Katherine and held her shoulders hugging her from the back. “He promised me, he promised me yet he left” she said looking at Mercy over her shoulder, Mercy didn’t say anything and only listened. Collin looked at the scene before him then turned and left them comforting each other.
“It shall be well Luna, I know it will take time and it will not be today or tomorrow but it will get better with time.” Mercy offered words of comfort to the Luna who shook her head when she heard them. “We were supposed to spend our time together, he was going to hand over the pack to Collin and we were going to travel the world. How can I do that now without him?” Mercy didn’t know what to say to her,
She stood up slowly and looked at her mate one more time then wiped her tears and snot with the back of her hand clumsily. She thanked Mercy and walked to the pack house looking like a zombie, her delicate face stained with tears but she didn’t care. She walked into the pack house and went upstairs where the alpha’s office was.
A smile formed on her face as she stood outside the door, his scant was still strong here and in her mind he was right behind the door and not dead out there. She opened the door still keeping her smile, the smile she was wearing slowly faded as she was greeted by a big table and an empty chair. She went in then closed the door behind her, leaning her back against it then going down with it until she sank on the floor hugging her knees crying silently.
A week has passed since the attack on Black Moon Pack, the funerals of the fallen have been held and were all laid to rest. Luna Katherine spent her time in the room she shared with her mate alpha John, Marcy has been with her since she decided to stay with her mate, not that he has given her any attention but she didn’t mind at all since she has been busy with trying to cheer up the Luna and make sure that she is never alone.Collin has taken over the pack as the alpha and his main purpose since he took over the position was to train the warriors of the pack to be the best they can be. He gave beta Jackson all the other pack work until he is satisfied with the performance of the warriors then he will fully take over. His goal
MercyAfter leaving the training grounds Luna and I walked around the pack lands with her showing me around. “That is the orphanage where all the pups that lost their parents stay. We have she wolves who volunteered to stay there and look after them. Most of them are those who lost their mates, they say looking after the pups gives them a purpose.”The sadness is visible in Luna’s eyes am sure she’s also thinking about joining those she wolves just to pass time and be able to live through each day. “Luna I have been meaning to ask, is Collin always like this?” I don’t know him well but I sure as hell know that t
The following day after training Collin called Mike aside and asked if they could talk. Mike who has not had any personal interaction with Collin since he changed besides training, was shocked by the request but quickly dismissed it as another pack matter, he is soon to be his beta so they will have to talk. He went to the alpha’s office and found him there talking to his father beta Jackson.He stood aside and waited for them to finish talking. Beta Jackson was updating Collin on pack matters that his been handling. When they were done beta Jackson left the office and Mike took his seat and waited for Collin to tell him what he called him for, however he didn’t say anything, he looked like someone who was deep in thoughts.
After that day Mercy tried to get Collin’s attention once more but her efforts were futile, Collin ignores and avoids her. They sleep in the same room on the same bed but Collin doesn’t even make a move to touch or talk to her. Mercy had been very sad and hurt by his actions. The mate bond was strong with her because they share a bed every night and now she wanted nothing more than to be close to him.She longed to be marked by him like any other mated she-wolf but it seems that Collin has no plans whatsoever to mark her. Carl pleaded with him to spend time with their mate and mark her as their own but Collin ignored his pleas. This day after dinner Collin was tired after a long day of training and attending meetings.
Collin felt hot, maybe too hot and wondered if he overslept till noon or what. He tried to move his left arm but there was something heavy on it, he lazily opened his eyes and saw Mercy’s head laying on his arm. That woke him up completely, she was sleeping so close to him that their bodies touched, using his arm as a pillow, he frowned then sniffed her scent but it was not the same. It was tainted and mixed with his. With his other hand he opened the covers and saw that they were both naked.He felt defeated just seeing them like that, he closed the covers then went and moved the hair on Mercy’s neck. There is was, his mark on her delicate neck, it was a pitch-Black Moon, it looked so beautiful on her pale skin and it looked like it was tattooed there. “Fuck!&
As cold as he is, Collin was struggling with the mate bond, it was pulling him closer to his mate each day. It annoyed the hell out of him and made him more irritable than usual. Only her touch, her scent and her presence could calm him down. Moon Goddess had a purpose after all for creating a mate bond between mates and it was not only for one to recognise their mate but also to increase that longing for one’s soulmate that is unbearable to cope with.He might be cold with no feelings, but he noticed the changes as well after Carl marked their mate. He found himself communicating with her more, even though it was as cold as talking to a stranger, but communication was there none the less. He didn’t avoid her presence now but longed for it, he would be
During the meeting Collin was grumpy, he did not like what the alpha was doing as a result he ended the meeting before they even concluded the matters that were to be discussed. Mike was teasing him the whole way back to the pack, with Mercy laughing here and there but the man maintained a his indifferent look. He kept on glaring at the two without saying a word.A day later Lucia called and asked Mercy for permission to come visit her. She communicated with Collin and he agreed. Today is the day for Lucia’s visit, Mercy got up early to prepare for the day, after training she showered and went to the kitchen to help the omegas with the cooking and preparation for her guest.
Collin followed shortly after Mercy to the dining room, the rest were already seating with only Mercy and Lucia talking and catching up on their lives since they last saw each other. Damien kept stealing glances at Collin wondering ‘what is it that he has that I don’t?’ in fact Damien had a lot more to offer than Collin. Damien has his feelings while Collin does not, he is a well-established alpha with a good pack and Collin was only starting out as an alpha.Even though Black Moon Pack has several businesses but now they were not well managed and what affected them was the death of alpha John that was unexpected. Also the fact that Collin was not experienced enough to take care of the companies, beta Jackson has been the one taking care of the pa