We head on, tracking the scent further into the forest on the mountain. I sense other teams are close by and we move quietly through the forest. The vanilla scent is now mixed with the scents of the wolves who have already been here and it is getting harder to track down the trail.
I am leading my team further north and ask James to come up with me. “I can’t risk showing the other teams my eyes. You have to help me, keep an extra eye at whatever direction I tell you too.” I whisper to him and I can feel Alexis getting more and more antsy. She is pacing through my head yelling at me we need to go and to trust James with our mind link. “Can I trust you? Really trust you?” I whisper, so soft the others can’t hear and I search his eyes as he nods. Nothing but pure sincerity shining in them.
I think about a link between me and him, see it forming in my mind and with a snap the teether is set in place. “I can mind link
ADRIANAI feel like returning back to earth again, my surroundings and senses coming back to me. Alexis whimpers, beat down by the sheer force of Alexei’s command and the loss of connection she endured with me.“Adriana, what the fuck? What happened!?” Alexei screams in my face, keeping a tight grip on my hands. “What, I… I don’t really know. I was fine one minute and then I smelled something, I just lost it.” I stammer, not really knowing what to make of what just happened.Alexei relaxes a bit, seems I look like myself again. “Okay, deep breaths. What happened? Begin at the beginning.” He says while pulling me up to my feet and guiding me back to the others. I tell him everything and he doesn’t really respond, just hums and nods at the right time. Like he is deep in thought.When we are almost at the statue he grabs my arm, stopping me in my tracks. “What do you know about your parents?&
XIMENA“Luna de la Trinidad.” I mumble softly as I see her eyes, they look like glowing marbles with swirls of amber and emerald in them and the power I feel from her wolf is something else entirely.“Nah, that can’t be.” I think to myself. That was just a bedtime story mom and dad used to tell us back in Costa Rica. Though this young woman, she feels powerful. Not like me, different, more ancient. “We have to find out more.” Xesara says. She’s more in awe with her wolf than anything else. “I know.” I tell her and focus on Adriana again.“I’m sorry, Luna la what?” She asks inquisitively. “No it’s nothing. Go celebrate with your team.” I say as I usher her away. She stares at me, searching me for something of an explanation. When she realizes she won’t get any she turns around and reunites with her team that is exhilarated with their win.I turn and walk u
ADRIANA“What the fuck did you do that for?” I growl at my wolf as I walk away from Ximena, I can’t believe what she did. She didn’t even give me a heads up, nothing, just pushed forward and left me and Ximena perplexed. “What if she tells her brother, god knows what he will do. I want to finish these games! Why do you have to be so impulsive all of the sudden?” I continue chastising her.“I did it because it felt good, I feel a deep connection with her. She will be an important part of your life and not just because of she is mated with Jenna.” Alexis explains her weird actions. “Never do that again, you can’t just go round making my eyes looking like a goddamn fairground attraction.” I grunt to her and push her away as I see Jenna approaching.“Babe!!!” Jenna squeals. She pulls me in for a hug, squeezing me in her arms. “What ya doing tonight? Oh, and congrats on the win!&rdquo
ADRIANASuddenly I feel arms snaking around my waist. “Gotcha!!” Alexei smirks as he lifts me up, making me stand on the bench. “Hey shorty!” I laugh looking down on him and jump into his arms. “What are you guys doing?” He asks, eying the tequila and shot glasses on the table.“We were just celebrating their mate bond and our win. You wanna join?” I smile and he looks around, like he is looking for someone. “Sure, just gotta check in with Anatoli and his mate Tarja. You believe that Anatoli hooked on a girl.” He shakes his head, a look of disbelieve crossing his face.“Guys, can they all join in?” I ask the rest of the table, I am excited for the guys to join in. I mean, I had a great time with Alexei today and Anatoli isn’t too bad either. “Sure, I’ll get more glasses and another bottle.” Poté says while standing up to get more booze.“Great I&rs
ADRIANAAs soon as they’re gone Alexei grabs my thighs and pulls me on his lap, making me straddle him. Eyes full of predatorial lust rake my body. My skirt rides up my thighs and my arousal by his sudden display of dominance stenches the air between us.I know it is the alcohol and the fact that I haven’t had a good fuck in at least 2 months, but I want him, all of him. As this realization dawns on me he must have seen it in my eyes.He doesn’t waist a second, kisses my neck and drags his tongue to my ear. His hand grabs my ass cheek, his eyes, now the hard grey of his wolf, staring hungrily at me. I lick my lips and he crashes his on mine, asking for entrance immediately. I open my mouth and his tongue claims dominance over the kiss. He tastes good, like mandarins and whiskey.My hands travel under his shirt, feeling every curve and dip of his well-trained body. I dig my nails in his back when he bites my lip. He pulls my hair, making
ADRIANAThe next morning I wake up feeling satisfied, the hangover isn’t to bad and goddess Alexei really put his money where his mouth is. I blush as I remember how his hands raked my body and loved every curve of it. I take a quick, cold shower before my mind can take a turn for the worst and chuck on some ripped jeans and a green tank top.I smear some mascara on my lashes and sprint downstair to find both Laura and Ben waiting for me. “Hey, where were you last night?” Ben quizzes. “Out dancing and drinking.” I say and dart out the door before he can give me a third-degree hearing.I mind link Jenna on the way to the breakfast tables. “Babe, are you at the town square?” “Sure am, I’m sitting in the far-right corner! See you in a bit.” She closes the mind link and I hurry down to the town square.I pick up something to eat and sit down next to Jenna. She is munching on some pancakes and smiles
Alexei and I join Anatoli, Tarja and the rest of his packmates for lunch. Borya and Pavel also have found their mates, Natalia from Poland is Borya’s mate and Pavel is mated to Megara.“Hey girl! How are you and Pavel for a mate!?” I pull her in for a hug and look her up and down a bit. She blushes and he nudges her encouragingly. “Yeah, we found each other this morning at breakfast.” She melts into his side, next to him she is even tinier. He plants a kiss on her head.“How ‘bout you guys? I mean your not mates, right?” Megara asks, you can see the gears in her mind working, trying to wrap her head around what it is between Alexei and I. “Nah, we’re just friends. What’s for lunch?” I wave her question away quickly before she can ask much more about what happened between him and I. I mean I had a good time and I’m down for a second time, but I don’t want everyone to know.After l
ALEXIS I turn on my hind legs and mid stride tendrils of the fog lick and curl around my paws. The fog feels cold, so cold to my fur, it penetrates my muscles, reaches my bones. The temperature around me dropping as it crawls further and envelopes me. My muscles grow stiff and I loose feeling in them, I try to take another step but all I can do is groan and fall down. Adriana violently trashes herself at the wall I use to block her out, screaming at me to let her through. But i can't, it hurts me to do this but I can’t have a repeat of what happened on the snowy mountain yesterday. “Keep it the fuck down!” I growl at her, pushing her back further and fortifying the wall even more. The fog has me completely paralyzed, stealing my strength from me. I push and push, but it also somehow forms a mental blockage, no matter what I try I can’t form a single mind link to any of my pack mates or friends. Fear starts creeping up on me, ragged breaths leave cloud