After about fifteen minutes of failed attempts to try to convince Kas to come out from under the bed, I call Lenora and a nurse to help coax her out. I go to my room to shower and change while they do that.
Lenora meets me out in the hallway before I can go back into Kas’s suite.
“Is she alright?” I ask, searching Lenora’s eyes for the truth.
“Yeah, but that whole thing exhausted her. She is back in bed sleeping,” she admits, shoving her hands in her pockets.
"Bronx, I know I told you to be here and be with Kas, but maybe you should go get some sleep yourself," She looks at me sympathetically, "I cant believe you were so distracted that she was able to break your nose. You have to take care of yourself if you're going to take car
Kas's POV I wake up to see it's nighttime. I'm pretty sure the bed I'm in is the softest bed in the world. The scent of coffee and dark chocolate fills my senses and for the first time in forever, I feel completely relaxed. Happy little sparks shoot around my body. I realize I am cradled in a large man's arms, like a kid with a teddy bear. He's so tall that I feel like a little kid next to him. My face is against his t-shirt, breathing in his intoxicating scent. I'm too short to look up to see his face from my position, but I already know it's Alpha Bronx Mason. I start to feel panic try to rise in my chest, but Lex gently pushes it back down. "Enjoy this moment, Kas," she whispers when she feels me starting to struggle, "He is your mate. He isn't going to hurt you." “We don't even know h
We stay like this for a while until he says, "How about we get you something to eat? You haven't had anything solid in almost a week.” I pull away from our comfortable position and think about it. "Yeah, I'm pretty hungry," I agree. I don't actually feel hungry, but I don't want to make him upset with me either. Not when things are starting to go so well. “Alright, I'll make you a little snack. Then we can get the kitchen to bring something up for you.” “Thank you, I'm just going to freshen up real quick, if that's okay?” “Of course. The bathroom is through that door," he points to a door at the back of the suite. He helps me get out of his lap and I make my way to the bathr
We come out of the bathroom to find Bronx watching TV in the sitting area. He stands up when he hears the bathroom door open. When he turns around, he freezes. "Oh my Goddess," he says under his breath. He gulps as he stares at me. "She cleans up nice, huh?" Lenora smiles. "Uh, yeah, I- uh, stun- that - I," he's not able to make a full sentence as he stares at me. "You know what, I'm just gonna go," Lenora says over my shoulder as she points to the door. She gives me a thumbs up and a wink as she leaves. I stand where she left me, not sure what to do with my hands. "Waannnaaa… watch TV with me?" Bronx points behind him at the television. Lenora lunges across the table, sailing over top of me, causing the person who had grabbed me to let go. I hear growling and snarling as she fights with the person. At the same time, Ashley grabs me by the wrist and pulls me away from the scuffle. She runs into the bathroom and locks the door. “Kas, are you okay?" Ashley holds both sides of my face, "Come on, Kas, answer me, please.” I feel myself looking at her, but I feel numb. Like my mind is separating from my body. There is a high pitched hum taking over my hearing. Even Lex is trying to call me but she sounds so far away. I can't feel her like I usually do. Ashley is patting my face. I see her talking to me, but I can't hear her anymore. All I hear is the steady high pitched hum. My body starts shivering in fear. I need to calm down. Lenora and Ashley are g
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Lenora lunges across the table, sailing over top of me, causing the person who had grabbed me to let go. I hear growling and snarling as she fights with the person. At the same time, Ashley grabs me by the wrist and pulls me away from the scuffle. She runs into the bathroom and locks the door. “Kas, are you okay?" Ashley holds both sides of my face, "Come on, Kas, answer me, please.” I feel myself looking at her, but I feel numb. Like my mind is separating from my body. There is a high pitched hum taking over my hearing. Even Lex is trying to call me but she sounds so far away. I can't feel her like I usually do. Ashley is patting my face. I see her talking to me, but I can't hear her anymore. All I hear is the steady high pitched hum. My body starts shivering in fear. I need to calm down. Lenora and Ashley are g
The next day we meet with the Betas and Gammas in Bronx's office first thing in the morning. They all agree on something right away. I don't get to leave the packhouse unless I have two security guards at all times. We don't know where Ryan or his dad are. Bronx is not willing to take any chances. Ashley picks up her phone and laptop and goes to the back of the office where there is a small conference table. She comes back a few minutes later with a smile on her face. “All set. They'll be here in fifteen minutes," she says cheerfully. “Good work, Ashley. Alright team, next order of business. We have to do research and figure out why Kas has powers and if there is anything we need to do to make accommodations for her," Bronx says, "Kas, tell us what you have experienced so far. Please.”
“Violet? Like the color of Kas's eyes?" Ashley asks. Her voice is thick with skepticism. “Yeah, Ashley, other than the flower, there are not a whole lot of definitions of violet," Lenora teases. Reggie looks up from the book he's referencing, "Kas, what did you say your dad's name was?” “Andy. Why?” Reggie nudges Bronx who leans over the book and reads aloud, "Selene was so enamored with the way Endymion looked while he was sleeping in a cave on Mount Latmus that she asked Zeus to allow her to have a relationship with him. Oh, holy shit.” “Mount Latmus? Like my last name?" I'm a bit confused. “Kas, what if Andy is like some sort of shortened, modernized version of Endymi
I pick up the bag and walk down to Kas's suite. Hopefully, I can convince her to accept the gift. She seems weird about money, but I don't understand why. I want to spend it on her. Down to my last penny and according to my accountants, I have a lot of pennies. After the incident at the mall, I don't think she knows just how much Lenora and Ashley bought for her. They left some pajamas and casual clothes in her suite for her, but the rest they hung up or put in drawers in the closet room of my apartment. They even had a custom upholstered bench added to the closet, so it will be more comfortable when the girls are in there. I decide I probably shouldn't mention it to Kas for now. She would find out eventually. As I think about the closet, I wonder if I could convince Kas to move into the apartment with me or if it is too soon. I just want to be able to spend
"So she had powers before her wolf woke up?" Elder Randall questions after Kas tells the Elders her story. He sounds suspicious of Kas's claims. "Randall, Kas is sitting right here. Please address her directly. She doesn't have a rank right now, but she is Blood River's future Luna Regent," I scold the old man. Randall gets a sour look on his face at being corrected and huffs at me. There are fifteen werewolves from around the world on the Elder Council, making up the international governing body for all werewolf kind. They are former Alphas and Alpha Regents who have been elected to their council positions after they turned their packs over to their successors. There are many who believe I will be elected to the Council one day. Only time will tell. The knowledge of