My head felt like it was going to split in half or like someone was busy hammering at it making it hurt so much. My eyes were heavy with tears that I refused to let fall, Austin will not make me cry not again, he has made me cry enough, not again, I refuse. I walked slowly to my room balancing with the wall so that I don’t fall.
For once I am grateful that he had my room on the same floor as his and his office. Only his room and mine are on this floor. Beta Eliot is staying on the third floor right below us, when I got to my room I pushed the door open, my eyes were beginning to blur and I know it is due to the blood loss.
I can feel the back of my head getting wet going all the way to my neck and I know it is not sweat making me wet but blood coming from the fresh wound on my head. I walked all the way to the bathroom then open the small cabinet that is there with all the different pain medication that aunt Nancy gets me.
I pick a container with the most strong medicine and I took two pills from it and popped them in my mouth then drank water from the tap to force it down. I need this to work soon because Sandy will be here and if I am not ready to go to this damn shopping when she gets here then she will tell Austin and I am going to be in even more trouble.
I sat on the toilet seat and closed my eyes feeling the pain in my head. While I was still sitting there waiting for the headache to subside, I heard the door opening then closing, I cursed whoever is at the door internally and forced my eyes to open looking at the direction the person will be coming in from.
Aunt Nancy appears and I sighed in relief. I thought it was Sandy, am glad it's only aunt Nancy and not her. I am not in the mood for her right now because I am still going to be stuck with her for hours at the mall. “Betty saw you coming out of the alpha’s office and told me that you did not look good, what did he do to you now child?” asked Aunt Nancy with a worried look.
“Can you please check on the wound on my head aunt Nancy? I think it's deep because I am losing a lot of blood, I can feel it.” I ignored her question and asked her what I needed her to help me with. I will not be able to treat this wound as I will not be able to see it, aunt Nancy’s hand flew to her mouth and covered it as if not wanting to make a sound but tears glittered in her eyes.
She quickly regained her composure probably thinking about what I said about losing blood. She carefully inspects my head with her hands moving delicately on my head trying to locate the wound, her touch is light and I can't help but feel sleepy. The medication is strong and is only to be consumed before one goes to bed but I did not have the luxury of sleep right now.
My alpha gave me tasks to complete and I must complete them without fail. Aunt Nancy finally locates the wound and she gaps then her hands start to tremble. She is crying I know, aunt Nancy has a heart of gold and is very sensitive. Things like these hurt her, that is why I keep a lot of the things that Austin does to me or she should have died of depression by now.
“It’s not deep but you are bleeding a lot, I am not sure why but I will clean it then dress it after helping you wash your hair.” Aunt Nancy informs me and I just nod. I don’t have the strength to speak right now, I have to save everything bit of energy I have in me right now to be able to deal with Sandy later.
My little sister used to love and look up to me. Things changed when she turned eighteen and shifted. I was still without a wolf, she started believing what our brother always says, that I am a pathetic human whose’s kind killed our parents but she called me worse, she called me a slave. Oh! How I hate being called that, our parents never called me that.
They loved me, even when they told us that I was not theirs with worried looks on their faces anticipating the worst kind of reaction from me, I was okay, I was not mad at them, instead I was grateful. They didn’t have to take me in, they could have taken me to the pack orphanage and let me be raised like any other orphan but they took me in and loved me as their own.
They never made me feel like I was not their biological daughter, never once treating me differently and I am grateful for that. I understand Austin’s resentment towards me sometimes but then other times I just don’t get why he can't get over their deaths and wonder how long will it take for him to accept that they are gone and that it wasn’t my fault.
How long it will take for him to realize that he is taking his anger out on an innocent person and how long it will take before his mistreatment of me come to an end? Just how long will it be till this is over? I felt aunt Nancy move me from the toilet seat and placed me on a chair close to the sink then opened the water.
She had the strength to move me, believe me when I say even at her old age her wolf strength was still there, I sometimes envy her and wish to have my own wolf, as she does. “Move your head to the back a little child.” I did not answer aunt Nancy, I just did as told, she started washing my hair and I closed my eyes feeling the headache subside with her gentle touch.
I can imagine how red the water is with my blood, Austin punishes me all the time but my punishments were no different from those given to pack members. They consisted of a shot of wolfbane except for the silver chains because they did nothing to me because am human. In place of silver chains, he would make the pack doctor give me a dose of the silver shot which manages to knock me out for a day or two.
Never has it ever gotten to a point that I would bleed or have bruises because of a beating i got from him because he never lays his hands on me, besides today. Is that even called laying a hand on me? I mean technically he didn’t, he threw a stapler at me, I don’t know, I am still trying the process the events of today.
The water stopped running, I guess she was done, she dried my hair with a towel then picked me up and placed me on my bed. She took a hairdryer and dried my hair. After that, she took a first aid kit and dressed my wound. I felt so much better, the headache was gone leaving only a dull pain but it was not too much.
I wanted to lay down for a moment before I change and leave for the mall. “I heard you are going to the mall, do you want me to take out a change of clothes for you?” she asked me and I nodded. I heard her move away from me, am sure going to my closet to take out clothes for me. I was drifting off to slumber when a squeaky voice called my name.
Who else could it be if not my sister? “Shan!” she called out one more time, I don’t know why she would call me from the corridor instead of just coming in. I did not bother answering her because I had no strength, she comes in and sees me on the bed. “Did Austin tell you about shopping?” she asked with a raised eyebrow.
“He told me but I felt a little dizzy and I thought to lay down for a bit till it subsides.” I lied, what is the point of telling her the truth anyway? “Oh, okay then, get ready we have to leave. You will find me outside and Rosy is coming with us.” She tells me then leaves the room without giving me a chance to respond.
I can already feel a headache coming, Rosey is going with us and I don’t know why but I don’t like the girl. Maybe because she likes throwing herself at Austin and he actually smiles at her. Or maybe it’s because she was sleeping with Gamma Laurence, then two months down the line she was in beta Eliot’s bed then jumped to Austin’s bed.
I don’t know if she is sleeping with Austin but I wouldn’t put it past her, the girl likes people with powerful positions and she doesn’t mind being their bed warmer. Aunt Nancy hands me my clothes and she helps me take off the ones I was wearing. She thinks am still five years old this one with the way she treats me.
When I am done undressing she helps me up on the ones she took out for me. “Now, what I want you to do is for you to focus on what you went there to do, don’t entertain Rosy because you know that she likes provoking you and is very rude. Ignore her by all means, I don’t want you coming back and getting another punishment because of her.” Aunt Nancy says all that in one breath.
She really doesn’t like Rosy, I don’t like her either, she has a way of ticking me off and I just lose it. “Also, try and ignore your little sister, Sandy is no longer the sweet little girl who used to look up to you, she has grown and she is different. Be careful around her.” She warns me. “I will do as you say, aunt Nancy,” I assure her.
As much as I love my sister, aunt Nancy was right, she was no longer the Sandy I know, she has changed, just like her brother did. You know when our parents died, I thought that we will be there for each other and support each other. But I was gravely disappointed when Austin came in after hearing about their death fuming into the dining room in the packhouse.
It was around lunchtime and most of the pack members were in having lunch laughing and joking with one another. He came in and I saw how angry he was, I stood up going to him in an attempt to find out what was wrong and maybe comfort him. But he pushed me hard and I stumbled back then lost my balance and fell on my ass.
My eyes widened at the action but then he yelled at me in front of everyone calling me and my kind murderers who killed his parents. Sadly, that is how I found out about our parent’s passing, I was hurt but my heart went out to him. They were my parents too and I thought that he was just angry and that he will come around.
But his next words made me who I am today. He swore in front of the pack that he will make my life a living hell so that my kind knows that they were nothing but slaves in his eyes, insignificant ants that he could crush under his feet, and that included me.
I was hurt by his words but part of me understood that he was angry and hoped that when he calmed down he was going to apologize. But boy! Was I wrong, he woke me up at 4am the following morning to do chores for him to get ready for the day, that was the beginning and from there, things went downhill for me, until now.
ShannonWhen I was done getting ready, I dragged my feet going downstairs, I went outside and found annoying Rosy standing next to the car taking pictures and pouting her red lips that look like those of a seductive vixen. She did not look like one, she is one. Sandy was sitting in the car glued to her phone.I think she felt my presence or caught my scent because she lifted her head and looked in my direction. “Finally! Now we can leave.” She threw her hands in the air dramatically when she said that. I ignored her of course, her friend, no not her friend but the girl who is keeping her close to get into her brother’s pants shoved me aside and got into the car banging the door.I sighed, it is going to be a long day, I can feel it. I got into the passenger seat and the warrior started the car then we drove off. I laid back on the seat and closed my eyes bocking out the conversation between the two. I must have fallen
AustinI was sitting in my meeting, I went with my beta Eliot, while I was concentrating on the plan the alpha was telling us about to prevent rogues from coming into our pack lands my phone vibrated in my pocket. I took it out and I saw that it is the warrior I sent to the mall with Shannon.My heart rate picked up pace when I saw that it was him, usually, he waits until they are back to report things to me, so you can Imagine the worry when I saw his message now. I quickly clicked on it and it opened. My eyes darkened when I saw the contents of the message, it was pictures of Shannon with the beta of the Devil pack.What the fuck is she doing with my enemy? I keep the bloody slave occupied with enough work so that she does not have time for boyfriends and when she is not working, she is with me. When the hell did she get time to find a boyfriend, she even looks so cozy with the son of a bitch.I tried to calm myself but each ti
AustinI sat in my office thinking about this issue with Shannon and that damned Lucas. He knows who she is, and he approached her on purpose, to piss me off and its working. I stood up and poured myself a glass of whiskey hoping it will calm me down. I poured the first shot and downed it in one go then poured another but before I could down it as well my beta spoke.“Wow! are you trying to kill yourself or what?” he asked, and I lowered the glass in my hand then turned to look at him. His standing in the doorway giving me a complicated look. “Am not trying to kill myself, I am just frustrated.” I tell him then took a seat, he comes in and seats in front of me.“Is it the thing that made you want to come back early from the meeting that is frustrating you?” he asked concerned, I sighed. “Yes.” I told him honestly and he nods. “What is it Austin?” Eliot and I grew up together as
ShannonAustin came into the car then started it and we drove off, I kept quiet and looked out the window. The trees looked like they were moving back as we drove forward, I wished that I was like those tress, moving back to a place I was once happy, I place where I was not a slave and Austin was my brother.‘Goddess, is it because I am human? Is that why you don’t answer my prayers? Because you are a Goddess of the supernatural not humans?’ I asked the Moon Goddess, I was not expecting an answer because she never answers me. Let me try God one last time, he is the God humans worship so, he should be helping me because i am human too.‘Dear God, it is I, Shannon, your child I believe, well I am not sure but please help me out. I don’t want much, I just want for my brother to stop hating me so much, I don’t want to leave the pack because this the only home I know. I just want things to go back to norma
ShannonI could feel Lucas’s eyes on me but I kept mine on my hands, on the outside am calm and collected but on the inside, I am falling apart. One mistake from Lucas and I am done for. I can’t even imagine the punishment Austin is going to give me should Lucas say something stupid. “Are you going to answer me beta Lucas?” Austin probes some more.Lucas averts his eyes from me then looks at Austin and smiles. “Well, what I was going to say is, long time no see old friend, it’s been what, six years?” I found myself releasing a breath I was holding; he may just have saved me this time but I want these two days to be over so that we can go back. “We are not friends beta Lucas and we never will be,” Austin says and Lucas nods.“I thought that we had moved on from things of the past, we are old now, we can’t keep grudges from when we were in school,&
ShannonI did not sleep a wink that night, Austin kept to his side of the bed when we first sleep, he did not try anything funny, he just turned to the other side and gave me his back then slept. But I could not sleep, being with him in bed was too much for me and I have never shared a bed with anyone, he knows that.In the middle of the night, he pulled me close to him, his face was right on my neck with his breath fanning my face. I tried to wiggle myself out of his grip, but he held me tighter, we stayed like that till morning then when he woke up, he acted like nothing happen and left me in bed going to shower.The days we spent there were fine, and Lucas did not try anything after our talk that evening and we went back home. Today is my birthday and I woke up early. For some reason I was feeling light as if a load has been lifted off my shoulders, maybe it is the fact that Austin had been acting strange and asking me to look at him
AustinI hate that I hit her, but she just makes me so mad, how can she even think of leaving me? I know that it’s that damned Lucas that made her want to leave, he is the one influencing her, but I will not let him win, he will not be getting her. Shannon is mine and is not going anywhere!I did not want her birthday to turn out this way, I wanted her to be happy today and I even got her a necklace as a gift. But I had to hear that she wants to leave me, why would she want to leave? I have been treating her well lately and she has no reason for wanting to leave.Damnit Lucas! This is all his fault; he is the one feeding her nonsense! I swear that I am going to kill him with my bare hands should Shannon leave this pack. My door opens while I am busy pacing up and down in my office. “I heard that you hit Shannon, on her birthday, look I get that she is your slave and all but to hit her on this day of all day’s man is cr
Austin Austin did not wait for his friend to say something, he simply left him there and went into the packhouse calling Shannon’s name as he went up the stairs taking two at a time. When he got to her room it was empty, he looked around then sat on the bed. ‘I warned you time and time again to stop mistreating her.’ His wolf Blake was angry.He had been warning him to stop mistreating Shannon because he liked her, but he would not listen and now she was gone. ‘I will find her Black, I promise.’ He said to him then lifted his head when his beta Eliot came in. “I see that she is not here, I will go and call the council, maybe they will have some information that could help us.”He told him then turned and left. He too warned Austin from the beginning to not take out his anger on her, but he did not listen and he was alpha. He could do anything and no one would say anything. ‘Alpha, there i