The wedding between Lumaro and Leslie was so simple. It was a civil wedding attended by close relatives and friends. They held the reception at Triple K Hotel’s restaurant.
“Congratulations Leslie, and Lumaro,” Grazziena said as she and Governor Draeko approached the newlyweds. They just arrived at the reception area from the judge's sala, where the civil wedding of Leslie and Lumaro has been held.
“Thank you to both of you, Grazziena and Governor Draeko,” Leslie replied while wiping her tears. She could not still believe that Lumaro and she are now husband and wife.
Lumaro looked tenderly at his new wife and caress her back, “Shh, I am here already. Why are you still crying?” he said jokingly and the four of them laughed upon hearing such teasing of Lumaro to Leslie.
Grazziena and Governor Draeko were seated on the table specially reserved for them by the newly-wed couple.
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I Four years later … “Leelum, come on son, it is time to take a bath,” Luna Leslie, ran as she tried to catch her four-year-old son, who by years grew up to be so active and a bit of a naughty boy. “No, no Momma, I still want to play, catch me… catch me!” the little boy ran fast without looking back at his mother, who came chasing him, sweat already wetting the back of her dress. “Got you!” The little boy shrieked as a big hand scooped him up and his father who caught him, gave him a tight hug and rain of kisses on his cheeks. “Hah, good thing you caught him, he is so fast, goodness,” Luna Leslie came, panting for breath. Alpha Lumaro was laughing. Of course, his Luna is human while his son seemed to get more of his blood as a werewolf than a human. Thus, it is not surprising that his human mother could not catch him up as he runs so speedily like a full-blooded werewolf. “Honey, you’ve got to train more, otherwise you cannot really ca
IThe Albaya people still clamored for Governor Draeko to run for the Governor position again, but the newly wedded Governor was already decided.“Governor Draeko, why would you not want to run again in the election. The people in our province are still hoping for your change of decision.” This is the question thrown at Governor Draeko, during an ambush interview to him by a reporter in a local TV station., when she saw him and Grazziena, walking out of their hotel suite where they were having their one week honeymoon.Governor Draeko being a people’s man stopped from walking and faced the reporter. He smiled at her before answering her question. “You know, when I ran before as Governor, it was already my plan to only stay in this position in one term maximum of two terms. I already had two terms; it is time to let a new young Governor, a new and young blood, take my place. Besides, I am a married man now and I intend to focus on my wife,
I They prepared for their journey to the land where Grazziena was actually born. According to Lumaro, whom Grazziena was able to reach through mind linking, they will take two connecting flights before they could reach Mt. Reveree. After long hours of travel, finally, Draeko and Grazziena landed in the airport, which is the Capital covering the territory of Mt. Reveree. “Sweetheart, we are here finally,” Draeko stood up and took their hand-carry bags on top of the airplane luggage compartment. She also stood up and got one small bag from Draeko aside from her shoulder bag. “I could hear, Lumaro in my mind, Sweetheart. He said they are waiting at the arrival area; he, Leslie, and their little boy,” Grazziena relayed to Draeko smilingly. She is actually excited. It has been several years before she is going to see Leslie again and at the same time, she is curious to see the place where her parents were once Alpha and Luna and where she was born.
IGrazziena trembled all of a sudden. The wind, yes the wind! It whispers something, filling her mind with such a vision, a scenario where she saw herself still an infant, crying beside her mother, her dead mother.“Sweetheart? Something wrong?” Draeko noticed the sudden change of color of Grazziena’s face. She became pale as if all her blood left her skin and he felt the shaking of her hand when he held it.Grazziena looked at Draeko and shook her head. She does not want him to be bothered. “Nothing Sweety, I just felt the wind, so cold in my skin, that cause me to chill.”With that, Draeko took off his jacket and put it on her shoulders.“Thank you, Sweety,” she said gently and smiled at him.While they were in that kind of sweet momentum, they heard a vibrant voice coming from the Pack House’s main door.“Welcome Grazziena and Draeko to our humble land,” the
I“From whose voice was that?” Grazziena exclaimed to the surprise of everyone around. Fears were evident in her expression.Draeko automatically held her hand and felt that it was trembling. “What’s wrong, Sweety?”Even Alpha Roilo, Leslie, and Lumaro approached her, all with worries painted on their faces.“Is there something wrong, Grazziena?” Lumaro asked while giving his father, Alpha Roilo a glance.Grazziena shook her head, “I am not sure. It might be a mere hallucination or whatever. I heard an echoing voice when the wind blew on my face.”Everybody fell silent as they heard what Grazziena had just said except Draeko who furrowed his forehead and asked. “Maybe, Sweety let us eat, and then if it happens again, it means it was not because of hunger but there is something else out there that might want to harm you.”“Yes, yes, let us eat now.
IDraeko heard the scream of his wife inside the shower room. He frantically ran towards its door and was able to relax upon finding it unlocked. He opened it drastically and there he saw Grazziena lying on the wet floor of the shower, with blood gushing through her head. He cursed loudly as he saw her.“Sweety,” he called her name while scooping her in his arms. He laid her body on the bed and checked her bleeding head.“God, Sweety, hold on, I will call Lumaro,” he was frantic as he saw the big cut on Grazziena’s forehead, which probably bumped on the floor when she fell down.He ran out of their room and when he saw a guard, he requested to find their Alpha and Luna and tell them to come to the guest room urgently because of an emergency situation.“Ayie, Sir, I will. Please stay calm, whatever it is. I will run now and find them,” the guard said as he sprinted to find Lumaro and Leslie.Draeko retu
ILumaro and Grazziena looked at each other and almost simultaneously looked at Draeko. They were thinking the same thing."Draeko, the antidote for any curse that the witch would do to Grazziena is pure and sincere love. It was stated by Grazziena's mother, Luna Cressia before she held her last breath."Then what will I do?" Confused Draeko asked.“Nothing, Sweety. You just have to stay still and let Thutaara looked into your heart and that’s it.” Grazziena said while looking at Draeko lovingly.Still confused, Draeko looked at Lumaro.“That’s true Draeko. You already reversed the first curse that she gave to Grazziena, any other further course will just bounce back and will never have an effect anymore on Grazziena,” Lumaro said confirming what Grazziena have said.“If that is the case, then there is nothing to worry about, Sweety. I will be your forever antidote. Who would think that
IThe next day, Luna Leslie and Alpha Lumaro, brought Grazziena and Draeko in their most sacred waterfalls. It is in the most secluded part of Mt. Reveree Forest.“Grazziena and Draeko, these waterfalls are miraculous. Even a barren she-wolf bore a child when she swims here for twelve consecutive nights.” Alpha Lumaro said when they reached the waterfalls.“Wow, really? Hmm, I don’t we need this waterfall's help at this moment, right Sweety?” Draeko said grinning at Grazziena. He suddenly remembered how naughty she was last night.Grazziena smiled sheepishly as she nodded. “Of course, I am not yet barren.”Alpha Lumaro and Luna Cressia including Draeko, laughed heartily with Grazziena’s reply.They were in laughter and having fun when the cold wind blew so heavily and once again Grazziena heard a voice that whispered in her ears. This time the words are clearer.“My cursed she-wolf