Everything around me seemed to disappear, as if we were the only two people in the world. My heart was beating wildly inside my chest, but I didn’t understand why. I felt a pain in my chest, a strange kind of longing.
The red took a step forward and I instinctively flinched back, making it halt with its paw mid-step. My eyes once again connected with the red rimmed gold of its iris and I saw confusion swirl in them.
The wolf wasn’t just a rogue, but a powerful one. I could feel its strength by the way he held his body, even in wolf form. And the shove of power I got from him was very similar to Malachi’s…the power of an Alpha. But how could that be? How could an Alpha become a rogue?
Suddenly, I saw flashes of images dance in front of my eyes.
A red wolf chasing me across the forest. I was running away from it, as fast as I could. The sun was setting in the horizon but there was no s
“Ricky’s body was found near the patrol parameter half an hour ago.” Malachi looked down at the woods as he spoke; the world covered in a veil of darkness. “He’s dead. It looks like the Alpha got rid of the newbie.”“A Rogue Alpha?” Ezra looked puzzled and worried as she stood behind Malachi.It was unheard of, just as unheard of as the fact that rogues could now turn other wolves with a bite. Rogue killing rogues however, wasn’t a new phenomenon.But how did these rogues turn it into a disease? Or was the soldier already on the verge of becoming a rogue? There were too many questions and very little answers.“I had heard legends of them as a child.” Malachi said now as he turned to Ezra. “They were a myth no one wanted to believe in, especially the Moon Goddess. She always thought turning her back on the wolves who worshipped her would be the ultimate punishment, leading them to beco
Flora’s P.O.VA necklace? The heaviness felt like a pendant but I didn’t open my eyes until he whispered in my ears to open them. My hands instantly went to my throat as I felt the chain and then the pendant…It was a heart. The pendant was attached to a silver chain and the heart was a beautiful emerald green, with a touch of blue at the centre…the exact colour of my eyes. It looked impossibly beautiful…it was a symbol…Pendant…Emerald green…eyes…his eyes…Flora…“Thank you… I’ll cherish it forever.”Flora…“Flora?”Gasping, I sat up in bed, only to clutch my head as the world began to spin.“Easy, easy…” Soothing voice, calming hand on my shoulders.“Mercy?” I looked at the aged wolf in
Flora’s P.O.VI held the pendant in my hands two hours after I had found it and I couldn’t find it in me to let it go.I had taken a long, hot shower and was now dressed in a night gown in white as I sat on top of my soft, comfortable bed and looked at the pendant with unbroken focus, as if it could simply start talking and give me all the answers I was hoping for.The dream I had when I was unconscious…was it even a dream or was it a memory? If it was a memory…then why didn’t I remember more? Why didn’t I remember the face of the person who gave me this necklace?A heart shaped pendant symbolized love, right?I had a lover in my past? Was it someone I truly loved? Was it someone I couldn’t live without? Was it my mate?Were the speculations really true? Daphne and Emma had told me after I had woken up that there were a lot of speculations about my past. That a lot of rumors were g
Flora’s P.O.V“Mate.”Shocked gasps and whispers sounded from all around me but it felt like everything was so very far away.Did I hear him right? Are my ears ringing?But when I looked up into topaz eyes, I could see the shock and realization there as well. Andre was looking at me with his eyes wide, pupils’ dilated as the others in the room looked at us in wonder.Mate?Mate…The word, the concept…it all felt foreign…like I was hearing them for the first time. I had found my mate, right? Andre Saltzman…the general of the new recruit army…was my mate…But didn’t I feel anything?“What is your name, My Lady?” Andre came forward, almost invading my personal space before I hastily took a step back.The action made him and quite a few others frown but he didn’t comment. Instead he waited patiently for
Flora’s P.O.VEach gunshot felt like a bullet to my heart. Each wail of pain a knell.I turned away from the scene and briskly walked back to my room even as several of the maidens still stood at the tower balcony, almost like they were enjoying the killing.Yes, they were rogue wolves and yes, the troops were brought in for our protection…but this seemed like a slaughter.These rogues were once normal wolves. Friends and family of the people who had lived in Lindersay for centuries. How could Malachi allow this? Andre was supposed to scare them, not slaughter them!Malachi’s acceptance to this entire proposal by Andre seemed like a betrayal to me even though I had no reason to feel so. Everything about it felt morally wrong! The soldiers had been brought in to protect us! They weren’t supposed to go on a killing rampage! If they wanted to be violent like this…what difference did we have left with th
Flora’s P.O.VThe forest was dark and gloomier than I had ever seen it. The stench of blood and dust heavy in the air along with another, heavier note…gunpowder probably?I kept my pace slow and walked in a straight line, my bag clutched to my chest. There was nothing on me that I could defend myself with…no protection, no weapons. The only thing I had was faith.Rogues were supposed to have lost all humanity, but not common sense. They were skilled at fighting and sneak attacks, so wouldn’t it mean they could sense that I was a healer? Wouldn’t they understand that I wanted to help? But it was too late to question my decision now. I was already here…although I had no idea where I was going.Thunder roared at the horizon, followed by a blinding flash of lightning across the sky. I halted mid-step, covering my ears with my hands and pressing my lips together to stop myself from screaming. I didn&rsquo
Chapter 13:Clay’s P.O.VThe fogs cleared from my mind, but not completely. But after a long time, I could finally stand on two feet.How long has it been? How many days? Weeks? Years? The fact that I now had the knowledge of time was a good thing.I looked up at the woman who had given me this chance…and watched her eyes roll back into her head as she fell to the ground.Moving fast, I caught her in my arms before she could hit the floor. The stench of blood coming from her momentarily threw me off-guard.She was a healer, she was good. We did not harm healers.I looked at the wolves gathered around us, their eyes all glowing red as they looked at me in astonishment. I bare my teeth at them in a growl and they immediately bow their head.Good, I think to myself as relief comes to me. I am still the Alpha. They still obey me. But then, how am I in human form now?A small mov
Flora’s P.O.V“Riley! Riley!” I yelled after my big brother as he made his way out the front door.“What now?” He looked back at me annoyed but I knew he loved me.“Can I come play with you?” I looked up at my brother with big eyes and I knew he would give in.Riley sighed and ran a hand through his sandy blonde hair. He was seven and a half years older than me and he was big and strong. He was also a soldier in training and hung out with big boys. But I was eight now! I was going to be big and strong too!“Alright, chubby.” Riley pinched my chunky cheeks. “Come on.”“Yaayyy!” I squealed and followed my brother out if the house.We went near the pack house where he was meeting his friends, but Riley didn’t take me inside. He knew I started to have a headache and I started to cry when I went inside the pack house. Jessica, our pack heal