Caleb’s Point of View
Being an Alpha means that I must do things on occasion that I do not want to do, the Mabon Ball is one of those things. I hate being surrounded by people, all of them trying to kiss up to the Alpha. I have a strong dislike for fake people. I would much rather be running through the woods, patrolling my borders, or training with my warriors. Unfortunately, politics demand that I attend this function.
I have been the Alpha of my pack since I was fourteen years old. My father and mother the previous Alpha and Luna were murdered by rogues. I was one of the youngest Alphas and because of that I pushed myself to be the best. I can say with pride that my pack is one of the largest packs in the north west. We are also one of the strongest packs. I train my warriors without mercy. I also take pride in the fact that we are one of the wealthiest packs. I push every pack member to excel in knowledge as well as strength. Out of this many of my members are thriving business owners.
The Silver Moon pack is much smaller than mine, but they were chosen by the council to host this years Mabon Ball. I really considered declining to attend, but my Beta reminded me that I am twenty years old and have yet to meet my mate. This is a growing concern for my pack because an unmated Alpha can become extremely dangerous.
Being a werewolf means that you have a destined mate, once you turn eighteen you produce a certain hormone that can be smelled by your mate. This is how destined pairs find each other. Someone that not only brings you peace in your human form but brings peace to your wolf. This is vitally important to Alphas. The longer an Alpha goes without finding their mate the more aggressive their wolf becomes. If unmated for too long the wolf will dominate the shape shifter, and rational thought will cease to exist. Lately my pack has noticed that my patience has been thin. I am snapping at the slightest of nuisances and it has everyone worried. It is now my mission to find my mate and restore balance to myself and my pack.
“I don’t think they anticipated us arriving so soon Alpha.”
My Beta Theo remarks, and I am snapped out of my thoughts. Looking around at the Silver Moon pack house I believe his thoughts are right. I see several pack members scurrying back and forth as if they were unaware that we were coming.
This is a complete waste of time; I highly doubt my mate is in this place. They are unorganized, and completely unprepared. I use my mind link to speak with my Beta. Werewolves have excellent hearing and I prefer not to say my words aloud.
They are a small pack, perhaps they did not know that we would be arriving early. Let’s try to give them the benefit of a doubt and make a good impression. Theo mind links back to me. He is right unfortunately. Although they are a smaller pack, the Silver Moon pack are one of our closest neighbors and allies. Which means I need to be on my best behavior.
As we arrive at the pack house, Theo steps forward and announces us. Theo has always been my Beta. Unfortunately, the night my parents died, his died as well. We have trained together ever since, and he is the closest thing to family that I have. Our grief bonded us together and he has always been a shoulder I lean on when needed.
“Alpha Caleb, may I present Alpha Jason and Luna Amanda.” These words are spoken by what I assume is the Beta of this pack.
“Alpha Caleb we were not expecting you so soon” Alpha Jason says.
Theo can tell that I am already irritable, so he speaks for me.
“We arrived early to see if you needed any help with the preparations.” I can always count on Theo to act diplomatically. He has made it to where it seems like I arrived to help.
“Yes, it is very great to finally meet you Alpha Jason in person. Please forgive our early arrival.” I am finally able to speak gently.
“It is no problem at all, truly we are delighted at your arrival.” As she is speaking the Luna places he hand on my arm and instantly my wolf is growling. I hate to be touched.
“Well please come in and we will get you settled.” The Beta’s voice stops me from snapping. The Luna removed her hand, and my wolf settled down instantly.
I followed them into the pack house, and I was pleasantly surprised. For a smaller pack, their pack house was a decent size, and it was delightfully clean. I loved the wooden tones, and the coordinating colors. Who ever decorated the pack house knew what they were doing. The Luna was offering to give a tour of the house, I was searching for a polite way to decline when once again Theo saved me.
“We appreciate everything you are doing for us Lune; however, we have had a long journey and would appreciate if someone could show us to our rooms.”
“Of course I will take you there myself.” I was surprised by the Luna’s words. Usually escorting guests to their rooms would be the role of the Omega. I was just relieved to be away from so many people. I hate large groups, small talks, and pretty much anything I deem to be a waste of my time.
The Luna led me to a wonderfully decorated green room. I noticed immediately that it was pointed to the south which was great because it meant that I could look towards my home. I immediately opened the French doors and the windows so that the breeze could infiltrate my room. There was a unique smell in the room it was very faint but even my wolf took notice. This was a scent that stirred something with in us. Soft subtle pine musk, with hints of rosemary and gladiolas is the best way that I could describe this scent. It was a mesmerizing scent, that made my wolf purr.
Could this be the scent of my mate?
Caleb’s Point of ViewI hated waking up in a strange bed. I hated even more that my normal routine could not be kept. Par usual I wake up before almost everyone else. I quickly throw on some sweatpants, not even bothering with a shirt. These rare hours that I have to myself I use them to spoil myself. The rest of my days are filled with meetings, trainings, and other pack business. With the tension in my shoulders I know that I need to let my wolf out on a run so that I am calmer tonight for the festivities. I know that my pack is hoping that I find my mate tonight. Truth be told I am a little anxious to find her as well.I quickly make my way out of the pack house, and instantly my body starts to loosen up. I head to the south and find myself looking up at the window of the room I slept in last night. The Silver Moon pack has been very generous since we arrived, and I am thankful that Theo is great with polit
Daphne’s Point of ViewAfter the altercation with Heather I had cleaned up the dining room. I carefully avoided all contact with not only my pack, but the visiting pack members as well. As soon as I had the dining room cleaned up, I washed up the dishes and retreated to my room. Everyone else was busy worrying about the visiting pack. I just wanted to disappear.The next morning my throat was still sore and a little scratchy from where Heather had choked me. Checking the mirror, I can see that the bruises were already fading from sight. Since I love to shift every morning and go for a run my healing abilities are pretty good. Being a werewolf means that we heal relatively quickly, but if you do not regularly shift your healing abilities can be hindered.Heading out the back door I was extra careful to be quiet this morning. Since we are rarely visited by other packs I do not know if th
Caleb’s Point of ViewI take my time returning to my clothes. My mind keeps returning to the wolf girl I seen at the river. I know every wolf in my pack, including the pups. She did not belong to my pack, and she is not a rogue so she must belong to the Silver Moon pack. I am smiling as I shift back into my human form and throw my sweatpants and shoes back on. I can not wait to speak to Theo.Bounding back up to the second floor of the manor I am glad that me and Theo are roomed right next to each other. I do not even knock on his door; I just burst in and find that he is in the adjoining shower. I am pacing back and forth in his room trying to be patient as he finishes. For a moment I considered mind linking him and telling him to hurry up. Even my wolf is anxious to share the encounter with the beautiful wolf girl in the woods. Finally, I hear the shower turn off
Daphne’s Point of ViewI was nervous throughout most of the morning, scared that my secret about shifting would be exposed. I calmed down throughout the day though as it continued to be basically normal. Breakfast was bigger than usual because of the visiting pack. The Alpha decided that I was too clumsy to serve out our guests, so he ordered some of the Omegas of our pack to serve out the meal. I was sent over to the hall to ensure that it was clean for the decorations to be set up and the caters to arrive. I hated being dismissed before breakfast was over because now, I could not eat any of the left-over food. Oh well I thought it is not the first time I have gone without food.As I was walking to the meeting hall, I noticed that the pack was out and about. Clearly everyone was excited about the ball tonight. I watched mothers taking their daughters to get their hair done and I felt the familiar ache of wish
Caleb’s Point of ViewCuriosity was getting the better of me, I needed to know who that wolf girl was that I seen this morning. I simply could not get her off my mind. Theo tried to distract me by going over next weeks training schedule, but my heart and mind were not in it. Finally, he gave up and asked me if I wanted to walk around this pack’s territory. I readily agreed, which lead him to teasing me about possibly running into a certain girl.Simply being outside relaxed my muscles and put a smile on my face. Looking around I noticed that the Silver Moon pack had done a great job in the way they had structured their buildings. The Manor House was center but towards the back giving the inhabitants a great view of the woods. Their meeting hall was off to the left, with an array of small shops surrounding it. The pack members houses were spread along the north side of the town, and beyond those were the
Theo’s Point of ViewI am very good at gathering information from people and computers. I became sort of an investigator after my mate passed away. My dear sweet Miranda, death took her way too soon from my arms. Miranda had been involved in a car accident year before last. It was eastern Oregon in January; roads were slick, and we eventually found her jeep flipped over in a ditch off the highway. Police initially tried to say that they believed that she had hit an animal, but I personally went to the scene and scented no other animal near her.The front end of jeep was smashed in from where she had hit the ditch, but no one could explain why the back end of her jeep was smashed in. I also pointed out that there seemed to be a paint transfer, her jeep was white, the transfer paint was blue in color. I almost lost my mind arguing with the police and the detectives because I needed to know what had happened to t
Caleb’s Point of ViewAfter sending Theo out on the task of finding out who the young mystery lady was, I continued to stroll a little through the town. My wolf was begging me to go for another run before the ball tonight, but I knew that I needed to be present when the other two packs arrived. I knew one of the two packs that would be attending, the Crest Line pack. I was looking forward to seeing Marcus, the Alpha again. Rumor has it that he has found his mate and I am eager to find out if it is true.As if fate were reading my thoughts, I could hear the scouts informing some of the closer wolves that there is a pack approaching. I turn and head back to the manor house to greet the guests. As I draw near, I see that Alpha Jason, and Luna Amanda are already outside waiting at the top of the steps. I step next to Alpha Jason hoping that it is the Crest Line pack that is headed in. Just as the first wolves step
Daphne’s Point of ViewSo far today I had done a great job staying out of everyone’s way and avoiding any conflict. After leaving the meeting hall I retreated to my room, but on the back stairs once again was that smell. I was intrigued, but I know that if I went snooping there was a great risk of getting punished. Today was one of the rare days that no one has hit me so far. I desperately wanted to pull out my book and read a few chapters, but the house was still bustling with people getting ready and more people arriving. I was too afraid that someone would catch me, and then they would take my book.I peaked out my window and watched the Mission pack arrive. I knew Alpha Jerome, and his Luna. They had visited our pack before. At one point I know that Alpha Jerome had hoped that my sister Scarlet was his son’s mate. To his disappointment they were not; however, one of his best warriors found his