I walked hurriedly after Andre as he pulled me along with him by my hand, not so gently.
I could see several of my fellow maidens and soldiers looking at the scene wide eyed, but they were too scared of Andre to say anything. Did he really hold that much power over the wolves of Lindersay already?
He took me straight to his office and I saw his own soldiers hesitate a moment before the flung the doors wide open and Andre dragged me inside. I ripped my hand out of his instantly, massaging my wrist with my free hand. I was sure that if I wasn’t a wolf, I would’ve had bruises forming already.
Gone was the nice, polite man I had come to know in the last few weeks. The person in front of me didn’t seem as a stable wolf anymore and his behavior definitely hinted at anger issues. Maybe I had failed to notice what had always been beneath the surface.
“What are you doing?” I snapped at Andre
Flora’s P.O.V“Flora!”Daphne and Emma engulfed me into their arms as soon as I opened the door and let them into my room, a few hours after I came back from Andre’s office.It was only a month since I had been away from them, but I had missed them dearly. They weren’t just my friends; they were my sisters and sisters always stuck together. No matter the secrets and the lies, they were family.“I’m so glad you’re safe!” Emma told me as we pulled away. “Andre went half-mad when you went missing. He even got injured somehow an-”“I know.” I told them. “Clay and I injured him when we escaped.”“Oh God!” Daphne gasped. “Is that…are you injured?”“What?” I looked down at my skirt, where Daphne had been pointing and found the splatter of blood on the peach colored material. I hadn't been in th
When the knock sounded on his door, Malachi had already been expecting his visitor.“Andre,” he welcomed his visitor. “Have a seat.”There was something wrong with the other man, that much, he was sure about, but what the problem was, he wasn’t aware yet. Andre looked unusually calm and his stance was rigid, robotic almost.Malachi debated on what he should ask the other man; thought it better to let him talk first. Malachi wasn’t a man to get easily intimidated or worried, but he had a feeling that Andre was lying about a lot of things. He was far older than what he had told and stronger too. He had a gut feeling about the other man that he couldn’t shake and it had only gotten stronger in the days after he had found the other man injured in the forest.He held a grudge too strong and he was sure there was much more to his secrets than he let on. Although it was understandable that he hadn’t wanted his mate
Flora’s P.O.V“Andre has…Malachi…”Everything seemed jumbled up inside my mind for an instant; my mind unable to cope with the shock.Malachi had been captured? Andre was the new Alpha?If Andre had taken over the pack and the castle, then everything was over right before our eyes.“Oh God…Emma!”The sudden yell had me turning to see Emma falling backwards from where she stood, her eyes having rolled back into her head. Daphne and I rushed to catch her before her head hit the floor and we managed to get to her just in time.“Emma!” I patted her cheeks, her head resting on my shoulders. “Emma, wake up.”“She’s in shock.” Samuel told us from the doorway, helping me snap out of my shock.“Daphne, Samuel,” I looked at them both. “Help me move her to the bed. She needs rest.”Samuel imme
Ezra’s P.O.VI paced back and forth on the tower balcony, feeling dread settle in the pit of my stomach. Something bad was about to happen and the stormy winds were a harbinger of bad omens.I knew there was going to be something happening as soon as Flora rejected Andre this evening. That man was nothing but bad news and the second he had stepped inside the castle, nothing good has come out of it. He had upset the balance that Malachi and I had maintained since the start of this pack. And now, Flora’s rejection might mean he was about to do something drastic once again.I couldn’t blame Flora though. Poor girl had too much trouble to deal with since the beginning and Andre’s appearance had caused her nothing but hurt. I can only wish I could do something to help her. But what can I do when I am bound by the same strings as her?“Shrine Maiden!”I halted mid-step, my restlessness was making my he
Ezra’s P.O.V“Till now, we have been made to believe from birth that the Moon Goddess, the creator of all werewolves, had given us a blessing…a chosen mate who is born just for us.” I looked at my Maidens as I spoke, as I laid out my heart and hoped for the best. “But even us wolves have a heart. A heart…that sometimes has a mind of its own and that wants to make choices even though it might not be the right one.”“Four centuries ago, when Lindersay castle hadn't yet been constructed…a war broke out between two rival packs. The Lindersay wolves and the WoodlandHunters.” I told the Maidens, remembering those days like it had only been yesterday. “The war started for very obvious reasons; because the wolves wanted more territory, more power and also because the packs worshipped two separate Goddesses. Lindersay worshipped the Goddess Selene and WoodlandHunters worshipped Artemis, the Go
Clay’s P.O.VSince I got my memories back, my mind has been more open, my thoughts have cleared.Although I knew it was all thanks to Flora and her healing, I couldn’t do anything to thank her. Malachi had warned me that for the next month, my life was about to get even more difficult and he hadn't been lying.Several men had searched the house I had been living in. They had destroyed what was left of the house we had called home for the past two years. Now we were truly no better than strays.And once again, I had been separated from Flora. It felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest once again; thrown to the ground and trampled on. How long would we need to keep fighting just so we could be together? Why couldn’t we be allowed to be happy just once?The Moon Goddess has gone too far with her testing, with her ego. She never had any intension of fulfilling her promise and I understand that now. It&rsquo
Flora’s P.O.VOne of Andre’s soldiers was stationed outside of Ezra’s room along with one of Malachi’s men. Both of them gave me followed me with their eyes as I came to knock on Ezra’s door, wearing the robes of the Moon Goddess.Ezra opened the door almost instantly and I went inside, only to realize exactly why the guards had been looking at me suspiciously.Daphne, Emma, Rosa and three other Maidens who I only knew briefly in passing, had gathered in Ezra’s room and it looked like we were about to have a meeting. Although it was normal to have this many Maidens at Ezra’s door, these weren’t exactly normal times. We were under an enforced lockdown, a prison of sorts where we weren’t allowed contact with anyone. Andre might not be allowed to interfere with what happens in the Shrine, but he was bound to get suspicious.“We have arranged for the bones to be delivered every day b
Flora’s P.O.VI stretched the bow string, feeling the strain in my upper arm.My eyes were set on the target that I had placed on the opposite wall. My room was big but not big enough that I could place the target further away. But this was the only place I could practice archery, because this was the only place where I wasn’t being monitored.I let go of the string and it shot out, hitting the target a second later.‘Keep the height of the arrow a bit higher than the target.’ I remembered Clay once telling me that when I had been practicing with him. ‘Gravity will pull down the arrow at least a few centimeters, so you need to shoot it higher.’Clay and I had been training with different weapons secretly for a couple weeks already. It had right after I had stopped training with Garrick and Clay had taken over my training.‘You’re a healer, so even if dange