I‘m now in a mess. Why is this happening to me? Who did I offend? Is the Moon goddess angry at me? I'm now a crying miscellany. What? Even men are allowed to cry. Soon, I will probably end up in the packhouse running errands, scrubbing floors, and kissing the Alpha’s feet with each passing day. Wolf or not, Omega or not, I refuse to be weak. I won’t let this take the best part of me.
I refuse to be a weak, with or without a wolf, I will do everything And I mean everything. I don’t care about Moon goddess or what the fuck she thinks she is doing. She just made a mess out of my life by turning it into a living hell. Still, I refuse to be restrained by it. I refuse to be broken By life itself.
With this new determination, I let out the breath I had been holding in for a long. I wiped my tears. The following day, when I woke up. I found mom sitting on my bed, and it seemed like she was. She was observing me when I was sleeping.
“Morning, mom”, I greeted her, acting as if nothing had happened.
“Morning Vince.” She whispered and lay a kiss on my forehead. “Tomorrow is Andrew’s Alpha
The ceremony and he had decided to select Rachel as his chosen Mate.” She informed me, on which I Nodded.
“I should pack my thing to shift in the room, which is allocated to Omegas,” I murmured.
“Vince,” She cupped my face. “You being an omega won’t stop me from loving you as you will Always be my little prince charming, and I won’t let anyone harm or bully you. I have talked to your father, and he agreed to let you keep living with us; you don’t have to move to anywhere, and like other Omegas, you don’t have to work as a servant. But you have to work on weekends and when there is any ceremony in the packhouse.” Mom declared openly, giving me an assuring smile.
I hugged mom. I wasn’t expecting my mom to be this understanding. Most families waste no time sending their pups to the Omega’s quarter the minute they turn out to be an Omega, and here, mom still chose to love me.
“But son, it would help if you had not rejected Rachel.” She added, on which I broke the hug. “She was crying a lot, you know, your father is hell mad over this fact. To undo your mistake, Andrew came Forward to select Rachel as his chosen mate.” Mom said in a disappointing tone.
“Mom, that’s not the truth.”, I explained. “Rachel was the one who rejected me,” I said and Narrated to her everything that happened last night. “I am going, telling the truth to father.” after Saying this, I was about to leave the bed when mom held my wrist.
“I doubt that he will trust you.” She said. “I don’t want him to insult you in front of others about it. So, please start working for the Alpha’s ceremony.” She suggested and left from my Room.
It will be a long ride, but at the very least, I know I have my mom with me, and that’s the only thing that matters. The only thing.
I entered in Omega’s quarter and found them distributing the tasks which they have to do for the ceremony. They sensed me and looked at me. The expression in their eyes was saying that they Knew me being an Omega now; after all, news like this travel like fire in the forest.
“Morning, Alpha Vince.” One of them greeted me and welcomed me with a warm smile.
“Please call me Vince.” I requested and returned the smiling gesture. “I was here to help you in work for the ceremony.” I let out to all of them to answer their unasked question.
“Do you know cooking?” A brunette girl asked in an excited tone.
“Great, then. Vince will help me in the kitchen.”, She decided.
“That’s not fair, Emma,” The guy who welcomed mewinced in disagreement. “Vince will help me with my work.” He said, and after a minute, everyone was fighting with each other, and I was the reason behind it.
“Guys,” I shouted as I could. “How about I will help everyone for 1 hour?” I asked on which They agreed.
I started sending out the invitations to neighboring packs. There were a dozen packs, and I started working on it with the help of Ashton. After that, I helped Emma in cooking the dinner of the packhouse. Once everyone ate and left Their mess on the table, I helped Julian clean up the dishes.
After completing all chores, I went back to my room. I took a shower before sleeping, but even though I was tied to work, Sleep was far away from my eyes. My mind recalling the memory of Rachel in Andrew’s bed.
I left the bed and walked toward the window. I looked at the moon, and then my eyes Landed on Hailey. She is Rachel’s younger sister. She was sitting in the garden all alone and Staring at the moon. She is like a sister to me.
“Hey,” I grabbed her attention and went outside to sit beside her.
“Hey Vince.” She returned a slight smile. “I‘m sorry for what Rachel did.” She asserted in a low tone.
“It’s not her fault. She did all this because of Andrew. I am sure, he would have brainwashed her. God! I hate him.”
Hailey snorted. “Really? And what about Rachel? Don’t you hate her?”
“I should but….” I sighed. “Well, maybe I drove her to do what she did….”
Hailey stared at me as If I had grown three heads on my head. Then she asked, “What...what Could you have done that would drive her to reject you? And she even slept with your brother.”
I sighed. I stared at Hailey for a long time. And then, I replied, “What she got from Andrew i.e. Luna position. She would never get from me.”
Silence took place, a long, deafening silence. I know she might be thinking of me as the stupid asshole trying to defend that mate who Cheated on me. I stared at Hailey. Her thoughts were not visible on her face.
“I don’t know what to say. I think your mind already knows the truth, but your heart is not ready to listen. That’s why listen to me carefully, Vince. Rachel never loved you. She just loved the fact that she will become Luna after mating with an Alpha, but unfortunately, she came to know that you won’t be crowned as an Alpha, so the first thing which came to her mind was to seduce your the brother who is going to be an Alpha.”
I started at Hailey for a long moment. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It means all this five years, she just pretended to love me because she thought that I will become Alpha someday. She Never loved me for me, even for a single second?
Vince’s POV “It’s not accessible to bear, Vince. I know you loved her. Maybe she loved you too. But then again, she Was probably more eager to become Luna than to accept an Omega.”, Hailey said. I didn’t say anything because, Inside me, I was a mess realizing that it was hard to accept it. Hailey might be right. “Now...before you hear this news from somewhere else. I have to break this bad news because I want to make this easier for you. You have to know, Vince. The sooner, the better.” I looked at Her like she just grew an extra head. I didn’t get what she was about to say. She was staring at me wearily. I could tell that she was measuring me, weighting what my reaction was going to be to Something that she said…or worse...something that he was just about to say. I raised a brow at her in a challenge. This gave her encouragement to continue. She sighed. “After a week of Alpha’s Ceremony. Your parents and mine decided to keep Luna Ceremony. And just because everyone thinks that
Vince’s POV I saw the face of almost every she-wolf present in the ceremony. But I didn’t have the courage to Ask any of them to act like my fake girlfriend or lover. The whole thing looked adequate, but when the time came to execute the same, I started acting up. I left the ceremony after serving food to all the Alpha Female and Beta Female. Some were good, but I hate their attitude. So I decided to distance myself from the premises. “What are you doing here?” I heard Hailey’s voice when she found me alone, far away from the Place where the ceremony was held. “Hailey. I don’t think I should go with all the things you explained. How about If I attend the Luna Ceremony And sulk in pain?” I murmured while deep down I was in pain with this idea. “And why is that?” She narrowed her eyes. “I can’t do this, Hailey...I can’t. I'm bad at acting,”I answered. “I don’t dare to ask any she-wolf to Pretend to be my fake girlfriend or lover. But I also can't deny the fact that I’m desperate
Crystal’s POV I couldn’t believe that I was helping him with his plan without letting him know I was his second chance mate. I felt like a high school teenager reeling with excitement. I didn’t know the mate Bonds would affect me this much. He got under my skin the minute I laid eyes on him. I couldn’t believe that someone bear to hurt my mate. He looked so kind, so vulnerable. He was trying his best to stay strong. He lost everything, but still, he wanted his pride back. He wanted to Show that he is way more potent than others, and I couldn’t believe what I was doing. If his story did not touch me, I would have laughed at the coincidence. He wanted me to portray Alpha Female, matching their confidence and attitude. He wanted me to look rich, gorgeous and beautiful so that he could redeem his dignity by showing me in front of everyone like a slap to the face to his ex-mate, even if he was pretending. Well, that would be very easy for me. Because basically, he wanted me to pretend.
Chapter 6 Vince’s POV Finally, I saw the owner of this voice. She was a breathtaking goddess dressed in a light blue Sexy color gown. I didn’t know why she colored her hair’s white? But it looked good on her. Her eyes are a shade of blue that matches her dress. I don’t know if she was using contacts before or now? The girl I was Looking at now was ten times classier than the Crystal I met an hour before. It was almost hard to believe that this was the same girl. “Hello, Mate. We met again.” She said and softly kissed my left cheek, giving me a side hug. Not bad. Is she portraying herself as my fake mate? “Hi, Crystal.” I tried hard to keep my voice steady. Moon goddess! How can a stranger affect me so much? I could see many of the alphas were not pleased with the thought that she was my mate, and I wondered why? My father had a cold expression on his face and somehow I knew He was biting his tongue to keep his thoughts from spilling out loud, which was painful. It is against
Crystal’s POV “Mate” Maya shouted in panic. “What happened Maya?” I asked in confusion. “Mate. Hurry up. Go near Mate.” She kept repeating the ‘mate’ word until we reach the packhouse. And the moment I saw guards were about to touch Vince so that they could take him to the dungeon. I couldn’t stop myself from calling him as the word—Mate. I thought Vince might believe that I‘m Royal and the only daughter of the Werewolves King, Alpha Logan Miller Knight, after hearing my conversion with his father, but he didn’t. In fact, he freaked out with the thought of getting caught. “Mate. Mate is nervous. Make him feel good. Maya said in an excited tone. I know my naughty wolf and her motive that where her thoughts were going. “But I don’t know how to do that?” “Say something nice and romantic.” She counselled. And truth to be told, I didn’t know what to say. “You are a fantastic warrior.” I said after thinking for a while I could hear that my wolf was mad at me for saying something lik
Vince’s POV The next morning, I found Crystal sleeping beside me peacefully. I smiled, thinking about last night. I tried to contain my laugh when I saw her; She looked so cute! She was negligibly snoring, mouth slightly opened, eyes lightly closed, and hopelessly tangled with me and the covers.I didn’t want her to wake her up. I tangled myself carefully and made my way to the washroom. After taking shower, I walked toward the kitchen to help my new Omega friends with breakfast. So many Alphas will be staying here, so there must be a lot of work for them. As guessed, Emma was struggling alone to prepare breakfast. “Need my help?” I asked, standing beside her. “Vince?” She was surprised to see me there. “What are you doing here? Don’t you know that you don’t have to work now after all you are a mate of….” “Cut the crap. I can’t relax in my room when my friend is working like a slave. I know you and all others wouldn’t have even slept last night and this arrangement will go the same
Vince’s POV “Hurry up; we both have to get cleaned and meet everyone at the table.” Crystal said, breaking the Kiss. “No...” I quickly shook my head. “No Alpha will like my presence over there. In fact, those alphas who are mated with Omegas don’t bring their mate at the table to save themselves from embarrassment in front of everyone.” “Who made these stupid and sick rules?” She spat in anger. I dragged her toward my room because I didn’t want anyone to hear our conversation. Once I made sure that the door is closed. I turned my head toward Crystal. “Werewolf King. Even His mate was Omega. That’s the reason he never takes her to any occasion.” I reasoned out. I wonder how come she doesn’t know anything about werewolves? “KING. NEVER. TOOK. QUEEN. TO. ANY. OCCASION. BECAUSE. SHE. USED. TO. STAY. SICK. MOST. OF. THE. TIME.” Crystal hissed, stressing at every word. “And he didn’t make these stupid rules.” “How to do—” “My parents are close friends of the Omegas working in the Kin
Crystal’s POV There is no way in hell I will risk my mate’s life. I won’t mind accepting him as a human all my life, but I won’t accept anything that could be painful for him. After breakfast, we went back to his room, he wanted to help his omega friends as usual, but I dragged him with me. “Why did you drag me here?” He whined. “Because I‘m acting as a Royal and Royal Lycans are ten times more possessive than Alpha Male. So, I've let you stay away from me for long.” I reasoned out, though it was the truth. Maya was practically nagging to my stay—with our mate. “Oh yes!” He muttered in understanding the situation. “Please tell our mate that we are his second chance mate.” Maya whined. “I can’t help you in playing this fake girlfriend thing,” “By the way, thank you, Crystal. You did something that no one had ever done for me. Not even my ex-mate, Rachel. You stood up for me. No one ever did. Not even my parents from the the moment when they figured it out that I don’t have a wol