It had been two days since I last spoke with Drake, and I was getting annoyed. He was supposed to be gathering intel about this ball but every time I mind linked him, he would have an excuse or not even respond. I hadn’t seen him around the palace and my patience was gone. I stomped through the halls searching for him and after not finding him in any of his usual hang outs I went to his room.
I threw the door to his bedroom open shouting as I went “DRAKE” and that was when I saw them. “Rachel?” I was too shocked that I stood there staring at their naked bodies. I had just walked in on them in the throes of passion and yet I was still here staring at them.
“Stop looking at my mate.” Drake roared at me furiously and lunged. Immediately I sidestep him and Drake lands on his feet behind me. I understood Drake’s possessiveness towards his mate, hell I was living it, but he should have know
Alpha Gregor looks broken, and my heart goes out to him. He had lost his mate during the attack on my pack. That would have torn him apart, suddenly his hatred towards Lycans was obvious. I could understand it, I had felt it for 15 years too. The difference for me was I was bonded to one. Had that helped me to forgive? I knew that the man who had instigated all this pain and hurt was dead, why wasn’t that enough for Alpha Gregor?“I’m so sorry Alpha Gregor.” He was regaining his composure and nodded his head appreciating my genuineness.“You have to understand that my story is just one of thousands of people who lost loved ones that night. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, so many people lost someone and have had to deal with the pain ever since. You are a beacon of hope for people. They believe that you will right the wrongs that have been done to us.” His words have an enormous weight to them. It helps me to und
As the music started Will began to move me around the dance floor. I didn’t know where to look. The faces were passing by too quickly – focussing on them would make me dizzy. My eyes fell on Wills which were filled with pure desire – to intimate. I switched my eyes to look at his neck – there that’s better.Once again I could hear people talking “She is so elegant. Will is a lucky man.” Nope.“Why does he get the princess.” Nobody gets the princess.“She is radiant, they will be the perfect as the next royal couple” What is wrong with these people.“You really are radiant tonight Charlotte.” Will was clearly enjoying the comments. I could hear the longing in his voice and my alarm bells were ringing. If this guy could kiss me when we were fighting what the hell would he do while we were dancing. I needed to set the record straight before this got any further.I plaster a
Walking into the pack house, I still feeling elated by my moment with Ryan. I was ready to take the plunge. I wanted to get to know him, to connect with him. Feeling like a veil had been lifted, I felt for once I knew what I wanted, it was to be with Ryan. I loved my parents and the pain of not having them will always be with me but now I could look forward to a future. I would honour them by living like they wanted me to.Sally had said that me and Ryan coming together could bring werewolves and Lycans together and that made sense. I was the beloved werewolf princess who had lost her parents to Lycan’s, hopefully if I could show forgiveness then my people would want to follow. I was glad of my friendship with Sally, she was clever and kind, she would help me navigate my way forward.I was pulled from my musing as I heard voices originating from the office. The door was open, so it was easy to catch what was being said.“Well, where has she gone? Wit
I listen to Gregor’s words in disbelief – not Alpha Gregor, this guy does not deserve to be called Alpha. Had I been stupid to trust him? I lived my life thinking my true enemy to be Lycan, I even left Ryan because of that illusion. How wrong I was. Emotions churn inside of me, shock from the situation, concern for Ryan, hurt from the betrayal but most of all RAGE. Red hot blinding anger that emanates from me. They picked on the wrong Princess. I slowly step towards the bars of my cage pushing the anger out and engulfing the room. “SUBMIT.” My voice is mixed with Sofia’s as she claws at the surface. I hold her back but my eyes flash.Gregor, Will and Bryanne instantly drop to their knees, bare their necks and whimper in pain. The strange man still stands and is not affected by my aura. That’s strange, even humans are affected by us and the small frail man certainly was not Lycan. I c**k my head at him trying to work out what he is. He has l
RyanIt takes all my strength to walk away from Charlotte after our moment together, but she is coming home tomorrow, not long to wait. She looked absolutely breath taking tonight, like a Princess and before long she would be my Queen. Our bond has grown strong, and I can still feel her even though our distance apart is increasing as I shift and speed back to the palace. Tomorrow I will come back here, take her in my arms and never let her go.Everything seems brighter and sharper around me and I know it is because of the happiness I am now feeling. Being with Charlotte makes me feel stronger.‘Charlotte is coming home tomorrow.’ I mind link Drake as I need to tell someone.‘That’s great news, how do you think the werewolves will take that news?’ I hadn’t thought about that.‘Well, there is nothing they can do because my girl is coming home with me tomorrow an
CharlotteI cried. What else could I do? Sofia was gone and the space that she had occupied was cold and empty. For eighteen years I thought I had been without Sofia but now I realise that she had always been there, protecting me. I may not have known it then, but the tears fall because I know now, and I am overwhelmed with loneliness. What can I do?My thoughts switch to Ryan and the tears fall harder. He was out there somewhere living with the belief that I was dead. There could be no crueller fate then that. His heart would be breaking, and I could do nothing to stop it. I yearn for his calming touch just to give me a little strength but wishing would not bring him to me. What can I do?Will would be returning soon, and I would be his victim. I would fight him, there was no doubt about that, but I’m temporarily human now and I would be no match for him. The thought of Will forcing himself on me to complete the marking, makes me
We slowly make our way up the stairs from the basement. Sally is a few steps in front making sure the coast is clear and I can see she is concentrating and stretching her abilities. Every now and again she pauses, and I halt behind her. I feel like I am wandering in the dark without my abilities, unable to hear anything or see in the shadows. It was a strange sensation, I feel vulnerable. I had never had this feeling in my life. Even before Sofia I felt strong and independent but then thinking about it, I was surrounded by humans and was their equal. Here I was like a lamb to the slaughter.We are heading to the front entrance as the back leads straight to the party. I keep my back to the wall as we enter the grand hall that leads to the upstairs floors and front entrance. This is where we have had our meals for the past few days, and it seems eery because it is empty. The party was outside and so were all the people, I was glad, but the pack house felt unoccupied and dangero
My chest is screaming for air as I continue to run. I can hear the wolves getting closer, but I have to make it. I urge my aching legs on. Ahead I see a break in the trees and the lights from a car. With no time to spare I rush out of the forest, fling open the passenger door and dive in. Thankfully, it was Drake’s car because I did not even look before committing.“Sally?” Drake questions.“GO!” I shout trying to catch my breath.Drake doesn’t miss a beat as he slams his foot down and the car roars off down the road. I concentrate on getting my breathing under control as the burn in my lungs slowly disintegrates. I look over at Ryan’s Beta who has a concerned look on his face.“Are you OK?” His eyes shift over to me as he asks, I wonder how everything must look to him.“Honestly, no I’m not, but right now all I need to know is, how is Ryan.” My stomach clenches with nerves wai