When 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 asleep because I was woken up by the driver telling me that we have arrived.
I stretched my arms and yawned in the process. I looked back but the back seat was empty. “They have already left.” The warrior tells me and I nod. They did well by leaving at least now I will shop in peace, I stepped out of the car and walked inside. I went straight to the saloon where I always do my hair and did my hair then nails.
I know he did not say anything about nails but what does he know? My nails are ruined and looked horrible because of all the chores I must do for him. He said that he wanted me to look presentable, then presentable I will look. When I was done with the nails, I went and started shopping looking and feeling good.
I bought myself two dresses and shoes to go with the dresses. Two pairs of jeans and tops to go with then bought flat shoes. I stared at the pair of shoes with my nose wrinkled, I used to hate flat shoes, am short, and wearing flat shoes is not helping with that. But because I am my alpha’s slave now, I must be in flats, to be able to do things in record time.
I took everything I got and paid. The lady packed up everything for me then handed me my bags, I was checking if she put everything in as I walked to the exit, I bumped into a hard wall and stumbled back. An intoxicating scent filled my nostrils and I cursed myself internally for not paying attention. I do not wish to talk to anyone and now I must open my mouth and apologize to whoever this is.
I took a deep breath then lifted my head to look at the person I just bumped into. He was tall I could tell because it took a bit longer for her eyes to reach his face, but to be fair, I was not eager to meet his eyes, I was not used to it anymore, I guess Austin trained me well when it comes to that.
When my eyes finally locked with his, different emotions crossed his eyes, surprise, confusion, recognition then finally a smile broke on his lips showing a beautiful set of teeth. I do not like the way he is smiling, that smile will get me in trouble, so, let me just apologize and leave. “I am sorry for bumping into you, I was not looking, and I apologize.” I crossed fingers and kept repeating in my head. ‘Just say okay so that I can leave’
“I wish I could say it’s okay but it’s not. But I know what you can do to make it up to me.” He smirked as he said that I felt my stomach twist painfully, if he doesn’t let me go now then there will be trouble, I can feel it. “Am sorry but I can’t, I still have to get a few things before I leave,” I told him biting my bottom lip nervously.
“It’s either I go with you to get the few things you need, or I tell your parent how rude you were to me.” He tells me and I knitted my eyebrows together. This guy must be smoking something good, when did I offend him? “But I did not offend you.” I defended myself. “Then I guess you don’t care what I have to tell your parent and don’t even think that I won’t find where you live because I will. I always get what I want beautiful.” He said arrogantly folding his arms on his chest looking at me.
For some reason, I believe him and imagine what Austin would say when this guy comes to the pack and tells him whatever story he would make up. I do not want to find out, he is just going with me to get Austin’s stuff, and then I will leave. Simple right? “Alright you can come with me, actually I can use your help as well because the person am getting stuff for has more or less your taste,” I tell him, he might as well help me out if he's going with me.
The smile on his face widened. “It will be my pleasure to help, shall we?” he gestures to the door and I do not say anything, just walk ahead of him and left the store. “Where are we going dynamite?” I knitted my eyebrows together and looked at him in a questioning manner. “Well, they say dynamites come in small packages so, I assumed that you are one.” He explains and my frown deepened.
I am far from being a dynamite at least now I am, he is right my old self, use to be a dynamite, that was until I became a slave. “I used to be not anymore,” I told him the truth and he frowned but did not ask anything. When we got to the men’s shop, I stopped and looked around. “You said the person you are buying for has more or less my style, right?” he asked, and I nodded.
“Great, then I wouldn’t come to this store, come…” I followed him as he dragged me to the other side of the mall and into another store. When we got in, I saw what Austin would like, everything here would look good on him. “So, dynamite, actually what is your name? I don’t want to call you dynamite since you said that you are no longer one.” He asked.
“Shannon, my name is Shannon,” I told him and he smiled. “Okay then Shan, my name is Lucas, now what exactly are you looking for, casual or formal?” he asked, and I thought about it. The meeting might end in something formal, so, both casual and formal might be needed. “Both,” I told him
He did not answer but moved to the casual side of the store and he picked up a pair of jeans, tank tops and shirts then showed them to me. “Now all you have to do is get the right sizes.” He tells me with a smile, and I smiled back. His friendly, I could tell by the way he is always smiling, if you look at him when he is serious you would be intimidated by him.
His body structure is big, close to Austin big with ripped muscles, chiseled jaw, dirty blond hair, tanned skin, and a beautiful smile topped with those green eyes. He is a package deal, if only I was not a slave, he is the kind of guy I would date. If only. “Actually, you got the right sizes,” I told him after looking at the sizes.
I do Austin’s laundry so, it is hard not to know his sizes, benefits of being a slave I guess, one gets to know things that normal people would not know without asking. “Perfect, now for the formal, if he a suit kind of guy or…?” he asked with a raised eyebrow. Austin would never wear a full suit, he would wear a formal shirt with jeans, more like smart casual than complete formal.
“Smart casual,” I told him and he nods then pick out a few shirts and jackets and hands them to me then goes and picks our belts, which is something I would have completely forgotten if he was not here, then he picks out shoes that would go with the clothes.
“I think we are done.” He tells me with a victory smile on his face and I could not help but smile back at him. “Yes, we are,” I told him and we moved to the cash register to make the payment. “So, who are you buying these for, a boyfriend maybe…” I tensed when he asked that, I was hoping he would not ask.
What do I tell him? For my alpha, that sounds weird, it would have been better if I were saying for my mate or for my boyfriend. For my alpha sounds, I sighed, it does sound like am just a slave running errands for his master and that is who I am. “They are for my alpha,” I answered then left him standing there not giving him a chance to question me more.
He soon joined me in the queue to pay but did not ask anything, but I could feel his eyes on me, but I avoided looking at him at all cost. My turn came and I paid. We took the bags then walked out. “You live in a pack, but you don’t smell like a werewolf.” He states and I do not answer because he did not ask a question and I am hoping that he wouldn’t.
“You are a human living in a pack, interesting.” He says again but I still do not answer, there is no need to. “I would like to know your story someday, Shan.” He tells me and I sighed. What story does he want to know? That I am a slave to a person I grew up calling brother or that I am an orphan with no parents? “There is no story,” I tell him then continued to walk ahead of him. “Fine, then at least have coffee with me before you leave.” He asks and I hesitate.
I do not know where Sandy and Rosy are. Then again if they were done shopping, they would have sent me a message telling me to hurry up, having coffee with a stranger does not sound so bad, it might be what I need right now. “Okay, but if my sister and her friend finish before we are done then I would have to leave,” I told him.
He raised an eyebrow again as if trying to make sense of what I just told him, he can try to understand I do not care, I won’t meet him again anyway. “No problem.” He tells me then leads me to a coffee shop on the other side of the mall and we get in then took our seats. “So, which pack are you from?” he asks, I could lie but I might say the name of his pack or a pack he knows.
“The Red Moon pack,” I told the truth, he frowned, and surprise crossed his eyes but quickly masked that, he must think I care but I do not. “Interesting,” he says but before he could say anything else my phone rings and I fished it out of my bag. Sandy’s name flashed on the screen, I sighed before I answered.
“Sandy,” I answered. “Would like to leave now if you don’t mind.” He tells me then cuts the call before I could answer. I looked at the phone in my hand then shook my head then shove it back into my bag. “I have to go.” He nods then stands up. “You don’t have to leave, sit and have your coffee,” I tell him, I do not want Sandy to see me with him.
“There is no point having it now that you are leaving.” He takes out his wallet then throws a few dollars on the table and we walked out. He walked with me until the exit then I turned to look at him. “It was nice to meet you Lucas and thank you for helping me.” I tried to tell him to stop there and go his way.
He nods in understanding. “Alright, can I have your number?” he asks, and I shook my head. “Maybe another time,” I tell him then I left without waiting for him to answer, Sandy and Rosey were already in the car when I got to the parking lot. I shoved the bags in the trunk then went and got in the passenger seat then we left.
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
Shannon“What are you doing in my land?” I jumped a little then turned, three men were standing there looking at me, I did not even hear them coming, I was so consumed by the beauty of this place and my freedom that I forgot that I am on someone’s land. “I am just passing, my apologies for resting on your land.”One of the men sniffed the air then gave me an evil smirk, he crosses his arms on his chest then asks. “So, which pack are you from then because you don’t smell like any that I know of and you don’t smell like a rogue either. So, which one is it?” he tilts his head to the side looking at me.“I am from the one you don’t know.” That came out more like a sarcastic statement than the truth, he lets his power flow may be to intimidate me, it works for a moment but when I want to submit Lucy spoke in my head ‘We are royalty Shan, and we bow to no one. Feel