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.
Mike debated on whether to say something or wait for him and say something first. He doesn’t understand this Collin, however he knew his friend from back then very well, this one however he still needed sometime to learn and understand. Moreover he was no ordinary person now but an alpha, not an easy one at that.
Collin finally lifted his head and looked at Mike with an indifferent expression. “I believe you have found your mate.” Mike was shocked by the statement, he didn’t know that his old friend still cared about his personal life. However this pleased Mike, to him it meant not that not all is lost with his friend. “Yes, I found her last week” he smiled thinking about how wonderful Sara is.
Collin saw his expression and raised his eyebrow. “How does it feel having her around?” he asked once again and Mike’s smile widened. “It’s the best feeling in the world, its like everything brightens up and I feel content whenever she’s around. It’s the same way you feel now that your mate is here.” Collin squinted his eyes looking at his old friend.
“I doubt it” Mike understood what he meant, his friend lost his ability to feel so how he feels…well sees his mate and interact with her might be different from how he is with his mate Sara. He felt sorry for his friend that he can’t experience such a wonderful feeling of having your mate by your side. “Iunderstand” Mike finally said.
“Carl threatened to mark and mate her if I don’t treat her right.” Mike laughed, he was glad that at least something about this old friend of his was still the same, he still remembers how Carl was when he took control and understood why his friend was questioning him just now. “That sure sounds like your wolf” commented Mike with a smirk on his face.
“His not the Carl you used to know, his changed now because of her.” Said Collin bitter, Mike wanted to laugh, knowing how Collin is now and how a wolf behaves around his mate he understood his predicament. “MM,” said Mike trying to avoid saying too much because he didn’t think he will be able to hold his laughter any longer and Collin’s expression was not helping at all.
“So you are not planning on marking your mate?” asked Mike looking out the window trying to avoid looking at Collin as he couldn’t stop himself from laughing at this expression. However when an answer didn’t come Mike looked at his friend then busted out laughing, Collin’s expression looked like that of a child with a disgusted face not wanting to eat broccoli.
“What’s so funny?” he asked seriously while Mike was trying hard to stop laughing. “Oh nothing, nothing at all.” Said Mike amused. “Am not marking her.” He said seriously. “What are you going to do? Because if you don’t Carl will.” Mike asked his friend who didn’t even think twice about giving an answer. “You will help me” Mike gave him an amused look.
He wondered if he still remembers what he used to say. “Okay, but do you remember what you used to say back then?” Collin looked at Mike then shook his head. “No” he simply said not wanting to entertain that thought. “When I find my mate I will be the best mate that ever existed, I will treat her right, love her and mark her on the first day so that everyone knows that she belongs to me, that she’s mine!” Mike reminded him.
“You could say that I was stupid back then. Now what can I do to ‘treat’ the she wolf right?” Mike was stunned, questions were running through his mind ‘his not serious right’ ‘who doesn’t know what treating someone right is?’ ‘is he that damaged?’ those were the questions Mike had in mind but he asked none. “Do you even know what your mate’s name is?” that was the less offensive question Mike decided to ask.
“No, do you?” ‘unbelievable!’ Mike thought “Then you can start by learning her name.” said Mike not liking this version of Collin much, mates are secrete yet here he is treating his like nothing! It made him mad. “Sure let me mind link mother she will know.” This made Mike fume in anger but he held himself from saying anything.
“No, that will seem insincere, part of treating someone right is learning their name, not from others but by yourself from her and I don’t mean ask her name then turn back and leave.” Said Mike seriously. “What else must I do then?” Mike wanted to slap him back to his sense. “Spend time with her, you can do it now, go ask her name and spend time with her getting to know her.” Collin frowned.
He didn’t want to get to know her, that will be a waste of his time. “Is there no other way other than spending time with her?” now it was Mike’s turn to frown looking at Collin but he was looking at him expecting an answer. “No! there is no other way, go ask her to watch a movie with you or some thing then ask her name and what she likes.” Said Mike sternly.
“But I don’t want to know what she likes, you don’t seem to understand that she talks too much and doesn’t know when to shut up. I can’t stand that, you are also giving me a headache leave now.” Mike looked at him in disbelief then stood up and walked to the door but stopped and turned to look at him. “Then I guess you have decided to let Carl mark and mate her without your consent.” Said Mike then opened the door and left.
‘You wouldn’t do that right’ Collin asked Carl who didn’t answer, he got annoyed by the silence and mind linked one of his warriors asking where the she wolf mate as he calls her was. They told him that she was in the lounge, he left the office and went to the lounge. He saw her and debated with himself whether to go in or just let her be.
But thinking about Carl marking and mating with her stopped him from turning around leaving. He wore his indifferent expression and went in then took a seat on the single couch not far from her. Mercy was shocked by this but didn’t say anything. “What’s your name?” he asked not even looking at her. “Mercy...my name is Mercy.” She answered but wondered why is he only asking her name now.
“mm” that’s all he said then kept quiet for a few seconds. “What do you like?” Mercy was shocked, ‘was he trying to get to know her?’ “Training, going for a run, reading, cooking and watching action movies. Oh I hate baby marrow and am allergic to nuts.” Collin was already annoyed by her talking, he wanted her to shut up now “mm” he said, he only heard that she hated baby marrow and was allergic to nuts.
“Choose a movie, lets watch, I only have 20 minutes though” he said but Mercy was delighted, her mate wanted to spend time with her, even if it was 20 minutes. To her it meant a lot! From avoiding and not talking to her to talking a little and sparing 20 minutes for her, that was big and she was happy.
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
When Collin turned to look at Mercy, he looked nothing like the man they know him to be, he half shifted into something that look like a werewolf but also like a demon, he looked like something from out of hell and Mercy couldn’t help the shivers that ran down her spine.The look he gave her was so cold and threatening that she even doubted her own actions of wanting to calm him down. Mates are supposed to be able to calm each other down when one is angry but at this moment, looking into the eyes of Lucifer Mercy doubted that even their mate bond could work.Collin kept his eyes on her watching her every move, Mercy saw that he was not anything but looking coldly
Streaks of sunrays entered the room, the light was on her face, she turned to look the other way and automatically stretched her arm and patted the area where her mate was supposed to be sleeping but it was empty and cold. She slowly opened her eyes and looked beside her. The place where her mate was sleeping was now empty and cold. Indicating that he woke up a while ago.Memories of the previous night entered her mind and her lips curved into a beautiful smile. She tried getting out of bed but her legs were stiff and sore. She groaned in pain and laid back on the pillow. While she was thinking of how she will get up from the bed there was a knock on the door and she invited the person in. That whole week the rogue alpha kept on sending messages and leaving notes on the tees for the Black Moon Pack warriors to see and send to their alpha. However Collin didn’t care at all about the notes, in fact he was planning an attack on the Silver Moon Pack, it was time, his warriors and mother were now ready to avenge their loved one. In fact his whole pack was!Collin was on the training grounds early this morning as usual, he lead the training himself this day from 4AM until 8AM then ordered everyone to gather around. “Black Moon Pack, time has come to avenge our loved ones, the Silver Moon Pack and their alpha might be under the pression that we will not retaliate after what they have done. But I want us to show them today that we are not to be messed with.&rd
HE IS LUCIFER The day before
That whole week the rogue alpha kept on sending messages and leaving notes on the tees for the Black Moon Pack warriors to see and send to their alpha. However Collin didn’t care at all about the notes, in fact he was planning an attack on the Silver Moon Pack, it was time, his warriors and mother were now ready to avenge their loved one. In fact his whole pack was!Collin was on the training grounds early this morning as usual, he lead the training himself this day from 4AM until 8AM then ordered everyone to gather around. “Black Moon Pack, time has come to avenge our loved ones, the Silver Moon Pack and their alpha might be under the pression that we will not retaliate after what they have done. But I want us to show them today that we are not to be messed with.&rd