Daphne’s Point of View
Waking up the next morning I find myself tangled in Caleb’s arms. The feeling is nice, but I have started to put up a wall between us. My emotions are a mess. After last night I just need some space. I ease out of Caleb’s hold and edge myself off the bed. I do not want to wake Caleb; I need to get out and run. I need to clear my head. No lessons, no training, no mate business just me, my wolf, and the woods. Successfully making it off the bed, I hurry to the closet and find my old sweats and tee shirt. I throw them on and grab my tennis shoes and head to the door. I ease it open and look back at Caleb pleased that I am making it out without waking him up.
I head out the front door and sit on the steps to put my shoes on. It is early in the morning and the sun has not begun to rise yet, but the sky is lightening up in color making everything visible. There is a crisp feeling t
Caleb’s Point of ViewWaking up and realizing that Daphne was not by my side was one of the scariest moments of my life. After last night I was sure that she had left me. I have gotten used to waking up with her in my arms, not having her there was alien feeling and I hated it. I jumped out of bed mind linking Theo, demanding him and the elite squad of warriors out front now. Theo kept asking what was wrong, but I was too frazzled to answer him.Rushing out of my room Theo met me before I hit the front door. “Caleb is there a security breach?” Theo is ready for an all-out war.“She is gone.” It is all I can get out reaching for the door handle. Theo stops me, and physically steps in front of me blocking me from leaving the house.“Stop and explain to me the situation. You look half crazy, and you cannot address our people like this
Daphne’s Point of ViewCaleb had brought me to a beautiful place, it felt magical and I was so relaxed. Until he said those words that instantly spiked my anxiety, made my heartbeat faster than a bullet train, and my mouth go dry.“Daphne, we need to talk.”Looking at Caleb’s profile, I can see that he is dead serious. I wish I had a time machine, and we could go back to just a little while ago when we were laughing and playing around like little kids. Is this how he is going to tell me that he does not want me anymore, that I am not measuring up as his mate? I try to mentally prepare myself, but honestly if he does not want me anymore, I will be devastated. I shift a little so that I am looking at him dead on, and nod for him to continue.“I know that you are still learning about the werewolf community, and I have been trying my hardest
Daphne’s Point of ViewCaleb and I napped for a short time after all the fun that we had. I woke up to him nuzzling my neck and shoulder. I felt like we were in a magical place that was made solely for us. As if the Moon Goddess herself craft every blade of grass, the waterfall, the trees, and the rocks just for us. After Caleb realized I was awake he stood up and scooped me up in his arms, cradling me to his chest as if I were a baby.“Caleb what are you doing?” I could not help but ask him.“Well my love if you must know I am taking us for a little dip. I figure that our romp this afternoon is going to make you a little sore, and this water is fed from an underground spring which so happens to be a hot spring.” As Caleb is finished filling me in, I hear him start to enter the water.“So, is this better than seeing me in a bikini?
Caleb’s Point of ViewToday with Daphne could not have gone better. Surprisingly even with our afternoon romp I learned a lot of new information about my mate. For years I have coveted a love like that of which my parents had. I feel like I can eventually have that kind of relationship with Daphne. It gives me hope for a great future. I can vision us growing old together and watching our grandchildren run around the yard one day. Walking into the house, Theo is already waiting for me to give me the report. I know that nothing is wrong because if there was a crisis, he would have mind linked me to come home immediately. Daphne heads into the kitchen to make some dinner and I have news to tell Theo as well. Since Daphne has finally committed to a time frame for the mating ceremony there is a lot of things that I must get prepared beforehand.“I have some interesting news to share with you.” I can tel
Daphne’s Point of ViewI was wrong to think that my life could not get any busier. The last four days I feel like I have been running a marathon. The day after we decided to have the mating ceremony this weekend, Hannah has dragged me everywhere shopping for the event. I never realized that there was so much to do for a mating ceremony, but Hannah explained that it was similar to a human wedding. Evidently, we needed music, dancing, food, and of course a killer dress.At least with Hannah helping with all the preparations I have been able to learn more about the mating ceremony. The only part that I am worried about is the vows during the binding. Werewolves cite vows pledging to stay loyal to their mate while an elder binds them under the moon. It is supposed to pay homage to the Moon Goddess that created us.The legend goes that the Moon Goddess fell in love with a mortal man. He pro
Caleb’s Point of ViewI have been having Hannah take Daphne out, and finalize the preparations for the mating ceremony. I miss spending time with her, but it has been strategic having her away from home. Theo left two days ago with a strong lead on her sister, and I am hoping to avoid any questions from her about it. I will do anything to avoid her getting hurt, and if Theo finds her sister and she does not want to come then I know it would hurt Daphne.On a positive note Marcus and Lola will be here tomorrow, and I am excited for their visit. I have also received confirmation that Alpha Jerome will be attending as well. I think that this group of friendly faces will bring Daphne joy. Hannah sends me a text letting me know that Daphne has found a dress and they are heading over to the catering company.I was hoping that Theo would have been in contact by now, but I have not heard from
Daphne’s Point of ViewFinally, Hannah and I were done shopping, I was so excited to be home. I had a lot of fun with Hannah, but planning everything so quickly has been hectic, and truly all I want to do is sink into a hot bath and let my muscles relax. Hannah grabs the rest of the bags out of the trunk while I carefully retrieve my dress from the back seat. The sales lady made sure that it was in a solid white cover so that Caleb would not see it before I was ready for him to.“Thank you, Hannah, for shopping with me, and teaching me about the mating ceremony.” I hope she knows how much I appreciate her.“That is what family is for silly.” Hannah’s bouncy nature shines through in her words. She lets me know that she is going to take everything up to the room, and we walk in the house. I can tell right away that something is not right. There is a feeling
Caleb’s Point of ViewI snuggled with Daphne and felt her drift off in sleep. I know that she was stressed out. I felt bad for making her worry about her sister, but there was a lot of truth to her words. In a lot of ways, I do treat her like a child, not meaning to. I must learn to treat her as an equal. In the morning I know that I need to be honest with her. There are a lot of things I have kept from her, thinking that I was doing the right thing. I need to let her know about the peculiar talents that some of our pack members possess. I need to start showing her the different trades that we are involved with, the storage yards, the winter preparations, and the training schedules.I look down at my mate, I know that she is strong. I know that she went through traumatic events that have shaped her into the woman she is today. I just hope that she is strong enough to handle everything that is coming. I hope th