Daphne’s Point of View
I jolt awake in a cold sweat, and it takes me a moment to realize where I am. Once the fog of sleep has lifted, I look to make sure that I have not woken Caleb up. Thankfully, he is still soundly sleeping and was not disturbed by my movement. For a moment I am jealous that he is able to sleep so soundly when lately I have been consumed by nightmares. Knowing that I will not be able to find sleep again I carefully remove Caleb’s arm from around me and slip out of bed.
My wolf was itching to be free, and since no one else was up I decided that going for a nice morning run would clear my head. I quickly throw on a pair of shorts, and a shirt and grab my shoes as I quietly walk out of our bedroom door. It does not take me long to make my way out of the house.
As I start walking towards the woods, I cannot stop my mind from wandering back to my dream. Somehow in my dream my parents were still alive. Caleb had gotten
Caleb’s Point of ViewAfter letting Theo know that I am leaving the pack lands for a quick errand, I am pumped up as I climb in my Jeep. Everything that I have planned out for Daphne is going perfectly, and I hope this is enough to show my beloved mate that there is nothing in this world that I will not do to make her happy. Daphne’s scent to me has always had a tinge of gladiolas, and I know the perfect place for me to get her a beautiful boutique. I wave goodbye to the guards as I head into LaGrande.It is not very often that we must wander into human lands for things. Theo and I have built our pack up to be as self-sufficient as possible. We grow most of our own food and raise our own livestock. We also hunt and fish when we want or need to, never taking more from the Earth than we put back. So, I decide that I will take advantage of this time and roll down my windows and blare the radio. I recall when I had brought Daphne to our home. T
Chapter Eleven:Daphne’s Point of ViewAfter speaking with Dr. Hollis, I started to formulate a plan to surprise Caleb. It has been a long time since I joined Caleb for dinner, and even longer since I have cooked for him. Caleb once remarked that he loved my cooking. I ran down to the kitchen to start looking to see what supplies we had available while I was thinking about my plan.Taking a quick inventory of what I had available I decided to make Caleb chicken enchiladas with red sauce, Spanish rice, and cornbread cake. I carefully begin to season the chicken and make the dough for the tortillas. Cooking was the one chore that I never minded doing. I love the scents of the various spices, and there is an enjoyment in watching people enjoy the food that I make. Once the chicken is done I add a few more seasonings before letting it cool so that I can shred it.I start to get nervous as dinner time approaches.
Caleb’s Point of ViewOf all of the ways that today could have turned out this was the one scenario that I had never considered. How could she hit me? I never seen my parents raise a hand to each other. I have never been so upset with Daphne. To be honest I am barely containing my anger right now. I had to leave the house before I said or did something that we would both end up regretting.Currently I am storming off towards the woods. I am hoping that a nice long run with my wolf will help clear my head. I cannot believe that amount of rage that is coursing through me right now. Not only did she strike me, but she thought that I would cheat on her. Daphne has that little trust in me. I know that she had a difficult past, but I have never done anything that would make her jump to that kind of conclusion. I do not even look at other women.Finally entering the woods, I quickly strip down before shifting. I love allowing my wolf out, but ton
Daphne’s Point of ViewAs usual I woke up prior to Caleb. Unlike every morning though today I do not want to escape my bed. I feel no need to run away if anything I long to scoot closer to Caleb. He did not come back home until late last night. I pretended that I was already asleep when he came in. I know that it was utterly cowardly of me to pretend, but I had no idea what words could start the healing to the emotional wounds that I had inflicted upon him yesterday.Caleb was right when he said that he has never given me a reason not to trust him. He has never hurt me, if anything he has only improved my life in every single way. From the very first day he came into my life he has fought for me. He has told me every day that I am beyond beautiful. He gave me a real home, and a real family. He reunited me with Scarlett, something that I had never thought possible.Even when we found out that I am not necessarily normal he never made me fee
Caleb’s Point of ViewI am not even surprised that I am once again waking up alone. Although my anger has left me the hurt consumes my soul, and I briefly wonder if I even need to get up from the bed today. Laying here is a special kind of torture. I can smell my beautiful mate, and a part of me wants to roll over and hug her pillow to my chest and just deeply inhale. On the other hand, my pride is wounded and now I feel like pushing her away. Perhaps if I treated her the way she had treated me these past few weeks she would understand better the torture she has put me through. There is that wonderful voice of self-doubt that creeps in asking would she even care.Allowing myself a few moments to continue to wallow in my own depression, I finally resolve myself to climb out of bed. Hoping that a nice hot shower will help lift the dredges of the soul crushing depression that has seeped deep into me. Climbing into the steaming shower I ponder how I
Daphne’s Point of ViewCaleb’s words shook me to my core. I know that I love him. I know that he is the person that I want to spend eternity with. I had never intended for things to get this bad, actually I had never intended for things to be bad at all. His words left me wondering if this is even fixable. Have I pushed Caleb beyond his limits?Not only am I trying to process everything that is happening between Caleb and I, but now I have to deal with Alpha Noah, and probably his snobby wife. I had never taken into consideration when we gave him the right to rule the pack that I would also have to deal with her or Heather. Melissa would be torture enough to deal with but the thought of Heather being in this house or anywhere close to Caleb sets my blood to boil.I was brooding on this when Hannah entered the kitchen. “Hey Caleb said that we need to set up a few things for the visiting Lunas, so I brought in my old scrapbook th
Daphne’s Point of View“Do you want to throw a ball, or do you want to have more of a feast?” Scarlett jumps in and gets directly to the point.“I have never held a ball before, so I have no idea where to even start with all of that.” I think that Scarlett can tell that I am feeling very overwhelmed.“Daphne forget what everyone else in history has done. You are the Luna of this pack, so it all boils down to what you want to do. If you want to have a ball, then we will throw a ball. If you want to have a feast, we will throw a fricking feast. If you want to have a country style hoe down, then we will figure out a way to make that happen.” Scarlett is getting animated, and I can tell that she is trying to make me calmer.“I have no idea what a country style hoe down is.” I inform both of them.Scarlett cannot suppress the peel of laughter that explodes out of her. “It is ba
Caleb’s Point of ViewMy eyes start to tear up from strain as I set the final documents for the night aside. I need to go to bed, everyone arrives tomorrow. On one hand I am excited to see Marcus. We have not been able to get together as often this year, and I miss his friendship. I shrug mentally noting that he and I both have mates now and that changes things.A pang of guilt shoots through me as I think of my mate. For the past week I have been working very hard to ensure that this upcoming meeting runs smoothly. It is even more important now that I know that I am expected to host the Mabon Ball this year. Working long hours has not left much time for Daphne and I to sort out our issues. In an ironic twist with the way I have been working it is almost as if I am the one avoiding her.Of course, this is purely coincidence. Yes, Daphne hurt me deeply, and I feel that we need to strengthen our bond. She still does not trust me fully, and I