Chapter 25: Feeding Mate
We walk back hand in hand. It feels so natural, and, wow, she is beyond beautiful. Every time I look into her eyes, my heart races. I can see a storm coming. I know once we get comfortable, I'll see those flashes of topaz like lightning. She is kind, caring, and nurturing, and I see how her siblings regard her. "Thank you, goddess, for hearing my call."
I put my hand in my jacket pocket as we walk back, oh the violets. Do I give them to her? I peek at them, and they are smashed. I don't want the first gift I give her to be smashed floors. So, I try to stuff them back in before Amelie notices, but I'm too late.
"What's that you're messing with?" She stops and looks over.
I close my eyes and drop my head. I pull out the bundle of smashed violets, "Um, on the way here, we stopped at a gas station, and a woman was selling little bundles of violets. I felt for her, so I
Chapter 26: I Will Claim All Your Marks Amelie Gideon walks away, and I drop to the floor, trying to hide for a moment. "Well, things are going smoothly." Inari's emotions are at an all-time high as she cannot wait to spend more time with our mate. "You think so. I kind of feel like it was a disaster. What was that word vomit from me! And what was that confession about! So, I guess he had a crush on me and watched me walk around naked and dreamed about it. That last part should bother me. Why doesn't it bother me!" Inari is in a blissful state. "Because he is our mate. He should dream about you." I let out a deep breath and looked up. On the edge of the counter, I see the bundle of violets. A smile takes over my face. I stand up, pick up the bundle and lean forward on the counter, smelling the smashed violets. "You know he got these for me but was too embarrassed to admit it and even tried to hide them
Chapter 27: Dinner and Face Time Gideon I didn't want to leave that room. I wanted to stay there and tease her more. I wanted to touch her more and be touched by her. I want to move slow, even though I want every part of her right now. I could smell her arousal, and I was doing everything I could to hold Ulv back. I can't take her while I'm here. I have to wait till we get back home. If I take her now, I will not be able to stop myself from marking her. Once I've marked her, and we've matted, she'll go into heat two days later. I want to be home and just have her and I locked away in our room. She-wolves go into heat every few months after they are mated. It happens to help with the bond and to produce offspring. "Ulv, we have to hold back. I don't want to mark her here." I am pleading with him. I can feel him watching her every move, wanting her. I want her too. "We don't have to mark her yet. I agree we shou
Chapter 28: Marking Gideon "I'm sorry, that's not how I wanted to introduce you to the twins. It all just kind of happened." I run my hand back through my hair. "Yeah, that seems to be happening a lot to you today." She raises both her eyebrows and tilts her head. I love how playful she is when she's relaxed. "Don't act like you are innocent in all this." She shrugs, "Who knows." She stands up, but I pull her back down and set her on my lap. "I think you must have been a chair in your past life with how much you like me to sit in your lap." She wraps her arms around my neck. I grin, "If it's this ass sitting in me, I'll be your chair any day." I take a handful of her butt I have been dying to touch all day. "Hey, I think I'm going to have to get a new chair. This one is defective. It pinches." She leans in and rests her forehead against mine. "Serious talk for a moment. Are they
Chapter 29: The Start of Healing Scars Amelie "Beep, Beep, Beep" I quickly turn my alarm off. Gideon still has his arms around me. Before trying to wiggle my way out, I take in a deep breath of his eucalyptus scent. He was my mate, handsome, strong, intelligent, powerful, kind, thoughtful, tender, and a dedicated father to top it all off. Maybe going through all that hell was worth it. I notice his Mate Mark has healed and revealed itself. It's a tree similar looking to my dad's but different. It has a thicker trunk at the base and bushier foliage with wide roots. I look closer; It's a eucalyptus tree. It's just like his scent. I didn't know much about tree symbolism. I needed to look it up. I am still in bed; I reach over and grab my phone and look up the meaning behind a eucalyptus tree. I find it symbolizes strength, protection, and survival; it fits him to a T. I try to look at my own but looking at that spot witho
Chapter 30: Breakfast Amelie "Umm… You, miss Amelie. I can smell the Alpha on you, and you have the Alpha's mark now" He gestures his head toward my mate mark. Crap, I forgot, since we are still at the Ashwood Pack. Here I'm the Alpha's daughter, but to the Druit Guard, I am their Alpha's mate and Luna. "Sorry Benjamin, I'm not used to it yet. You don't have to call me Luna while at Ashwood." His eyes widen, and a spark of fear shows on his face, "I'm sorry, Luna, I can't do that. I value my life, and Alpha Gideon would not allow it." He's not wrong, and I cannot override an Alpha order, "I understand, but please be mindful when Luna Celeste is around also to use my first name to lessen the confusion. The same you do with my father and Gideon." I always hated all the titles but knew they were necessary to keep order. "Yes, Luna, do you and Miss Becky need assistance?" He is standing at attention
Chapter 31: True Family History Amelie "Come in, kiddo!" I didn't even have a chance to knock. Dad knew I was at the door. I open the door and see him and Celeste sitting on one of the sofas with books and scrolls on the coffee table in front of them. "Have a seat. We have lots to go over." Dad gestures me to set in the sofa across for him and Celeste. This seems more serious than what I thought, "Are we going to need the bourbon again?" Dad laughs, "It is serious but not in the same way. Come on, sit." "OK, what's with all the books and scrolls?" I take a seat on the sofa. Dad unrolls one of the scrolls. I look at it, and I see some names I recognize. Then I see mine, and I have two lines coming from my name, one going to Tate with an X through his name and one going to Gideon. It's a family tree—a really old one. "As you can see, it's our family tree. I want you to look carefully at al
Chapter 32: True Family History Pt.2 Amelie "Dad, are we… part elf?" I lean in, waiting for an answer. Dad laughs, "No, we are as pure werewolf as you can get. Raphael was sent to America by the moon goddess through the prophecy of the elves. He was also instructed to help the native packs and to settle our pack where we are now. The moon goddess herself directly controls our bloodline. Look again at all the Alpha's daughters before you. Do you see anything else?" He pushes the scroll closer to me. I look at every ancestor analyzing. "One thing I see is there is never more than three children from the Alpha. All the daughters became Lunas. Oh! I recognize the pack names! These are the strongest packs in those states! Wait, Hope? She's in Texas. The Golf Cost Pack is the strongest there?" I was worried about my little sister. I did not want her to be a target. "They have been on the decline since the Alp
Chapter 33: The First of Our Kind Gideon We step into the bedroom. “Amelie, what’s going on?” She’s pacing and biting her thumb, “I think you might want to sit down.” I sit on the bed, “So are you going to tell me what’s going on or chew your thumb off?” She turns and gives me her one-eyebrow raise, “I just learned some critical information today. Dad said if you have any questions, I can’t answer; he will. He expects you will want to talk to him tomorrow.” She’s talking so fast, and her pacing quickens. I stand up and grab her shoulder to stop her and make her look at me. “Amelie, tell me what the hell is going on!” She looks at me wide-eyed. She blurts out, “the moon goddess is messing with your bloodline!” “Please make sense. You sound crazy right now.” I sit down on the bed and set her next to me. “Take a deep breath and start from the beginning.” “I am a direct desce