“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 you have rejected Rachel. Alpha Damien said she commanded that you Have to attend this ceremony.” She broke the news.
I was mad. I was furious. I was getting out of control. I was shaking and raging with anger. I knew I might begin hyperventilating any minute if I didn’t calm down. I was losing it.
“He cannot do this to me.”, I grumbled in a soft yell. “I need to talk with my father. He should still feel some affection for me even though I have brought nothing but shame on to my family.”
Hailey shook me gently. “Get a grip on yourself! He is not going to change his mind about it. You
know that very well. Pull yourself together, Vince. You are stronger than any of us present here.”,
She encouraged. She continued.
“Don't you Dare to sob like a girl, please!” She warned. “Remember, when your asshole brother had rejected me then how you had encouraged me to be strong. Then why the hell are you not using your advice on yourself?”
“What am I going to do?”
She sighed. “The same you said to me. Get up. Get your act together. Then keep moving forward. Never look back. I know this will be difficult in the beginning but I know you can. You can rise above this. Don’t let them defeat you, Vince! I have known you all my life. You are better than This. You are stronger than this.”, She announced encouragingly.
“The first thing you need to do is...accept that you are never meant to be an Alpha of White Moon Pack. Accept that Rachel is Never coming back. Accept that in this round…you have lost. You are heartbroken. Acknowledge the fact that you are in pain and suffering.”
“Wow. I never knew that little Hailey is now all grown up.” I said and ruffled her hair.
“Well, these were someone else's words.” She said lowly, and I saw her cheeks turn Into a pink shade. As far as I remember, girls get shy only when things are romantically involved With their mate.
“Whose?” I asked suspiciously. Since Andrew has rejected her so there is a lesser chance that He is the reason behind her blush.
“Vince, please don’t share this with anyone.”, She whispered, to which I nodded. “I...I have been blessed with a second chance mate but….” She paused
“....he is a rogue.” She added. “I didn’t Know how to react when I found out but when I looked into his eyes. I found out that he was afraid of being rejected. I didn’t have the heart to reject him at all. Then, I had decided that I will give him a chance before taking any decision and trust me he is everything I needed in my mate. He joined all my broken pieces and heart.”
“I’m so Happy for you,” I smiled. I knew her family would never agree to it, but I also knew where there Is a will, there is a way.
“So, now coming back to your story. Make sure that you attend the Luna Ceremony with a she-wolf. Some she-wolf who’s ten times sexier than Rachel, and you can’t keep your hands off of her. And Andrew will be jealous of you. That will be a tight slap on their face.”
“And nobody in that ceremony will ever feel sorry for you or pity you. Not only should she be sexy.
She should be a daughter of werewolf King or daughter of the top three most giant packs of the world.
“And why will any of the above qualities she-wolf accompany me in the ceremony? Isn’t it obvious
they will be disgusted with me because I'm just a mere Omega without a wolf.” I rolled my eyes.
I admit that a part of me got a little bit excited about the whole thing. But then again...I'm wide awake and still sober!
“That’s great! But How will I ever nail a she-wolf like that? And that's in a week? Where will I find a she-wolf like that?”
“Tomorrow is Alpha’s Ceremony. I am sure many unmated daughters and sons of the Alpha’s and Beta’s will be here. Find someone with these qualities. If not, then someone hot and sexy. We will just fake her identity of being a daughter of famous Alpha. She just has to pretend to be rich. A nice gown would do the job. As long as she is not dumb, had a little bit of high school education, she is good to go.”
I hope this whole thing works out for real. I can’t believe that I'm desperate now.
“After the ceremony took place, we all applauded for Andrew, but mine was more forced because I could honestly care less about this shit. When we were dismissed for mingling and eating, Emily, my friend, basically an Omega, went straight for the food, while I am just walked around to stay Somewhere away from here. I had to admit, there were handsome men here, but none that interested me.
Generally, my father used to attend these ceremonies, but he wanted me to find my mate. He started sending me as his substitutes. Instead of indulging myself with other stupid He-wolves. I walked around some more, scanning and sniffing for my mate.
I knew several he-wolves were looking at me. I smiled at them, but that was all I did. I knew for a fact that they were hoping I would be mated to one of them, but that was not happening. At least not if the moon goddess Had anything to say about it.
I could hear their disappointments, but I honestly didn’t care. “Did you find your mate?” Emily mind linked me
“Not yet. I think I should….”I was about to say more when a mouthwatering scent hit me. My wolf Maya started to stir and Prance in my mind.
Mate. She said. What? Mate. She repeated. I immediately followed the cenet. It was so heavenly, so inviting, and so serene. Even Maya was going crazy. The scent was also very calming. It was very herbal and refreshing; it smelled like freshly brewed chamomile tea.
I followed the scent that made me gulp the saliva forming in my mouth. I was led across the courtyard and the packhouse, where the smell of my mate got stronger and stronger, but along with him, I also smelled the scent of some she-wolf. By the time I reached there, that she-wolf had sensed my presence, but my mate was still looking at her. I couldn’t see his face because his back was facing toward my face, but I could sense that he Was in pain and was worried.
“I can’t do this, Hailey...I can’t.” He said to that she-wolf. “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 am desperate to find one.”
“Why don’t you ask the girl standing behind you?”
Hailey—I think this is the name that he-wolf called, and then my mate turned toward me. The world stopped when his purple eyes met mine. I'm Not lying but trust me; I forgot to breathe by looking at him. He really looks like he was carved in marble. A chiseled face with a strong jawline and thin lips. He was so handsome that I couldn’t take my eyes off him. While his eyes won’t leave mine, Either.
“Ummm…” He mumbles in embarrassment.
He brought me back from my Ola-la-la land.
“Can you pretend to be my fake girlfriend Miss….?” He asked nervously.
Wait! My mate is a human?
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
Vince’s POV I smiled, looking at Crystal, or should I say Maya, who looked beautiful after her eyes turned golden. I love her casually more than when she wears heavy gowns and jewelry. “We are not taking any cars.” I reminded her when we were out of the packhouse. I knew many eyes were on Crystal/Maya when we came out, but her full attention was on me. She intertwined our hand and smiled brightly. “I know, babe,” she said before kissing me on my lips. We took a cab, and thankfully, the weather was perfect. I had planned to take her to the movies first. She queued for our tickets because the queue of ladies was less compared to man while I decided to buy us popcorn and cold drinks. While waiting for our order, I looked around and saw two guys standing in the corner looking at the queue. By observing them carefully, I could say that they were werewolves. I followed their eyes, and I Was surprised to see that they were on Crystal/Maya. Who are they? Why are they keeping an eye on