I 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 friends. Since our parents were both in leadership positions in the pack and we were supposed to take those positions when we grew up. We decided to become friends and start getting to know each other and building the trust and bond between us.
“Shannon is dating Lucas.” I told him and he knits his eyebrows making a line in between his eyes. “When does she get the time to have a boyfriend?” I wish I knew but she won’t tell me. “I don’t know, maybe she sneaks out at night and go meet with him.” I told him and he nods. “It’s possible but how did you find out?” I sighed and took deep breaths to contain my anger then took out my phone and showed him the pictures.
“Those were taken today when she went to the mall, she met up with him and look at how cosy they are.” This matter is frustrating, she will have to stop seeing him and she needs to understand that she belongs to me! “I see but why does this bother you? She is your sister not your mate.” Somehow what he just said pissed me off.
“She is not my sister and even if she was my mate I wouldn’t know because she doesn’t have her wolf., she is human remember?” I told him emphasizing every word. “If she is human like you say she is then your wolf would have told you that she was your mate, werewolves do have human mates you know.” He tells me and he is right. But still Shan, belongs to me and I will not let her date Lucas. Mate or not she belongs to me.
“I know, it’s just that Shannon’s situation is complicated and until I figure out what is going on with her, I don’t want the likes of Lucas close to her and distracting her.” Lucas just wants to use her to get to me, but I won’t let him. “Are you sure that is all there is to it?” he asks me with his eyebrow raised. “What else could it be?” I asked him and he nods.
“Okay, if you say so then fine.” He tells me but before I could say anything a knock sounded on my door, I sniffed, and I caught her scent. I hid the smile that wanted to break out of my face. “Come in.” I yelled and kept my eyes glued to the door. She opened it slowly then entered, her head was bowed, and her hair looked beautiful, I wish I could sniff it. I want to see her face and those beautiful eyes of hers. “Alpha, I am done.” She tells me but I do not think I like her calling me alpha, it sounds too formal coming from her.
“Look at me.” I instructed her with a stern voice not wanting to show just how desperate I am to see her face. She hesitates for a moment before she lifted up her head slowly and my eyes were glued to her in anticipation. Her face showed after waiting her what felt like forever and when I saw it my heart skipped a beat.
She is more beautiful then I remember, just how long has it been since I asked her not to look at me? I frowned thinking about it but still keeping my eyes on her, she starts shaking and I raised an eyebrow. She is trying very hard not to look straight at me and I hate it. “Did you take our bags to the car?” that is not what I wanted to ask.
I wanted to ask if she could forgive and be mine. What am I saying? She is my sister, not biological but we grew up in the same house. But why do I feel this way, what has she done to me because I know that she is not my mate. “Yes, alpha I have.” She tells me and I don’t even remember what I asked her.
This is the reason why I asked her never to look at me and to kneel when talking to me. Her face and eyes weaken me. Her body makes me feel things that a brother should not feel for a sister, it makes me angry and frustrated. She thinks that I am treating her badly, but I am only trying to protect her from me, I don’t know what I would have done to her already had we still been friendly with each other, she drives me crazy!
“Alright, I will be there just now, I have something to finish with beta Eliot.” I tell her and she nods. I start to feel the anger raising from the pit of my stomach, why is it that she is so stingy with that voice of hers. “Yes, alpha.” I smiled but quickly got rid of it. She remembered that I love hearing her voice.
“You may leave.” I dismiss her and she goes out then closes the door behind her. When I look back at my beta, I see him looking at me strangely. “What?” I asked then took my glass then took a sip. “You like Shannon, but not as a sister.” He tells me and I laughed nervously. “What makes you think that?” I asked him to keep my composure.
“The way you were looking at her just now, you tried to hide it, but I know you Austin, you like her.” His right, he knows me but there is no way I am admitting that, what would everyone say? “Then if I like her so much why is she my slave?” this is the only card I can play now that he cannot dispute.
“I don’t know you tell me and why do you have a problem with her seeing Lucas if you don’t like her that way?” because Lucas does not deserve her, I wanted to say but I could not, not without sounding like I want her for myself. Which I think I do. “Because Lucas is my enemy and if he is getting close to Shannon, it’s not because he loves her but because he has his own agenda. Don’t act like you don’t know how he is.” He knew every well how Lucas is, we went to school together and he has always been an asshole.
“That makes sense, I wonder what he is planning now.” I got him! He will not doubt me now, I smiled internally. “That is what we have to find out and before I forget I have asked for cameras to be installed in her room and the hallway.” He raises an eyebrow again. “Why?” I wonder why does he always feel the need to question me?
“Because I want to see what she gets up to when everyone is asleep, I want to see if Lucas comes into my pack without my knowledge and I want to know his plan so that I can protect this pack.” I tell him, but that is not what I wanted to say or what I really wanted. What I really wanted was to know if they are really dating and catch that fool so that I can kill him.
“You right, we have to be careful when it comes to him, he is very cunning.” He tells me. “That he is.” I finished talking to him then we walked out together with me going to join Shan in the car so that we can leave for this meeting. She was in the car on her phone when we got out and I could not help but wonder if she is talking to him.
Goddess, she is going to drive me crazy!
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
AustinIt’s been a week since she disappeared and I have found no leads to her whereabouts yet. I have looked everywhere and I could not find her. Now the only person I can think of that might know where she went is Lucas, he has to know where she is, they have been close and he did not like how I was treating her.He is the only one that might have helped her escape. “I still don’t think it is a good idea to go to the crescent moon pack guns blazing, you might start a war that we don’t need.’’ My beta tries to reason but he doesn’t understand what I am going through right now. The man might know where my mate is and I don’t care about the war.The only thing I care about right now is finding my mate and Lucas might know where she is. “I know care about war, if they want war then it’s war they will get. Right now, I need to find my mate and Lucas might know where she is.”
Eliot did not know what was happening to his alpha, he placed him properly on the back seat then went to the driver’s seat and drove off. He was going back to the packhouse so that Austin can be seen by a doctor. He kept looking back to see if he was still okay. He was driving like a mad man going back to the packhouse.When he was close enough, he mind-linked the doctor. ‘Alpha fainted, get ready I will be there with him soon.’ ordered Eliot as he crossed the border gates into their pack. The warriors who saw him were worried, they just saw then leave not so long ago and now beta Eliot was coming back alone and driving like a madman.They felt that something was wrong, ‘where was their alpha?’ they did not see him sleeping in the back seat and Eliot did not have time to stop and explain to them what happened. Soon he was stopping in front of the pack hospital and the doctor was already waiting. Sandy saw as she was passing when they were