Quinn's Point of View
I was cuddled up on Jakes couch with my best friend Summer. She was more like a sister to me. I met her at nursery when I was two years old, and we have been inseparable ever since. My dad didn't want anything to do with me and gave money to various nannies to raise me, but I spent more time at Summers house with her mum Clara raising me. It was Clara that wiped my tears and cleaned my scrapes. As Liam got older, he started to look after not only me but Summer too. Clara wouldn't take money for looking after me, so Liam would buy clothes and toiletries and treats and anything he bought for me; he would get the same for Summer. He bought both of us cars for our sixteenth birthday and taught us to drive. The pack knew that whilst my father might not care, future Alpha Liam would do anything for Summer and me.
“Are you even listening to me right now?” I was pulled out of my thoughts by Summer poking my arm angrily. “You are not leaving this pack again without me.”
There was a knock on the door, which saved me from having this conversation with Summer again. She couldn't understand how I could leave her so easily, her words not mine, because it was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I shouted, come in, knowing it would be either Liam or Jake as no one else would get through the warriors stationed outside. Liam walked in, and Summer jumped up from the couch and was in his face, hands on her hips. “She is not leaving this pack again without me. If she has to go, then I'm going with her, Liam.”
“Summer, you can't go with her. It's for your safety,” Liam told her gently.
“Everyone knows that the only two people I have are you and Liam. They won't go after an Alpha, but they could hurt you to get to me.”
Summer looked distraught at the thought of letting me go again. Liam stepped forward and pulled Summer into his arms. “If anyone threatened you, Quinn would give herself up in a heartbeat; you know that. Not to mention I already have Quinn in danger; I can't have you in danger too.”
As I watched Liam comfort Summer, I realised someone else was standing in the doorway watching me. I looked over and met the most beautiful caramel eyes I had ever seen. I recognised him from the hospital, Asher's brother and the Alpha of their pack.
“How's Asher doing?” I asked.
“He's doing very well thanks to you”, he told me, giving me a breathtaking smile that made me blush. “He's resting in the hospital with my parents but will be back to normal soon”.
“Sorry”, Liam interrupted “this is Alpha Nathan from Cold Moon, this is Summer and my sister Quinn,” he said, surprising me by using my real name. He must have caught the surprise on my face. “He spoke to Celeste and worked everything else out for himself. Why don't we all sit down? We have something to run by you, Quinn.”
We all sat at the dining table Summer took my hand and squeezed it. That girl could always read me and knew when I needed her. I held her hand tightly as we sat, waiting for Liam to start speaking.
“It's not safe for you here, Quinn. It's your birthday next week, and once your eighteen, dad won't be able to force you to leave with Xavier; and I will be able to get the pack elders on our side when it's made known that Xavier lied about you being his mate, but in the meantime, we need somewhere safe for you to stay. I don't want you on your own anymore as Xavier is getting more desperate now. If it weren't for Asher, he would have you now”. Liam took my other hand, giving me a steady look. “Alpha Nathan has offered to take you to his pack and keep you safe until after your birthday.”
I was stunned into silence. On the one hand, no one would be looking for me at Cold Moon, and it is less than a week, so I could easily hide out there, but on the other hand, I don't know Alpha Nathan; maybe Alpha Xavier recruited him.
“Why can't she stay here? We can stay in Jakes room, and you have plenty of warriors. She doesn't need to leave his suite. I can get everything she needs. We don't know this, Alpha. How do we know we can trust him?”Summer said, near tears jumping up. “I'm sorry, Alpha Nathan, no disrespect, but how do we know you aren't working for Alpha Xavier. We even have people in our pack who have known Quinn since the day she was born stabbing us in the back, and now Liam, you want to hand her over to another Alpha.”
“Summer”, Liam warned. Summer just glared back at him. Summer is probably the only other person besides myself that can get away with speaking to Liam that way, but that's the way it's always been me and summer are a team. If someone hurts one of us, they hurt both of us. I pulled her back down to sit beside me, wrapping her up in my arms as she cried. I looked at Alpha Nathan and found him watching Summer sob and noticed that he didn't look angry at her outburst if anything; he looked upset for her.
“Why don't you come with us? It's only for a week, that is, if that's ok with Alpha Liam”.
At Alpha Nathans words, I felt Summer stop sniffling in my arms. “Really,” she asked softly.
Alpha Nathan nodded, giving her a small smile as she turned to look at Liam, who smiled although he looked pained.
“I hope you know that you are taking the two most important people in my life”. Liam then turned and took one of my hands and one of Summers. “You two know that I wouldn't let you go if I didn't think you would be safe”.
“I promise I will look after them, Liam. You have my word”, Alpha Nathan told him. “We will be leaving in the morning when Asher is released from the hospital. I will call my Beta and ask him to drive down with my two best warriors at daybreak. He won't ask any questions, so only myself and my family will know who you are”. He told me gently, “Do you have any questions for me.”
“No, thank you, Alpha Nathan.”
-Do you think we can trust him- Summer asked through mindlink.
-I think we can, but we will still have each other- I told her, jumping slightly when Summers phone started ringing. She subtly showed me the screen, and I was a little surprised to see it was Celeste calling until I realised she now lived in Alpha Nathans pack. She passed me the phone, and I quickly walked into Beta Jakes office as it was soundproofed.
Me: Hello Celeste
Me: No, it's Quinn
Celeste: Hi Quinn, it was you I was looking for. I heard what happened today. My Alpha phoned and was asking about you. I hope it was ok that I told him.
Me: Yes, Alpha Nathan thinks I should come to his pack until my birthday to keep me safe and Summer too. Can I trust him, Celeste?
Celeste: Yes, he was furious about what Alpha Xavier wanted to do. He's a good Alpha, and I trust him completely.
Me: I think that I trust him. It's just a bit coincidental that Asher was there when I was attacked, and he was creeping me out before the attack. He kept watching me and was the only werewolf who stepped foot in the bar in the three months I was there.
Celeste: Well, thank the Moon Goddess he was; otherwise, things may have ended differently. Asher is a good guy but a bit of a man whore so if he was watching you, it was probably because you were also a werewolf and gorgeous. I just wanted to phone and make sure you were safe.
Me: We will be arriving at your pack sometime tomorrow, so I will see you then, Celeste.
I hung up and went back to the living room and saw everyone sitting just where I had left them. Celeste just wanted to check that I was ok, I told them, handing the phone back to Summer.
Alpha Nathan and Liam left soon after to check on Asher at the hospital and to sort out rooms for Alpha Nathans family to stay in tonight. Summer and I decided to watch a movie but spent most of the night discussing Alpha Nathan and how hot he was. Summer is still unsure whether we can fully trust him, but I believe we can, especially after my conversation with Celeste. Jake came back just before midnight and told us to go to bed, and he would keep guard. Sleep came quickly as it had been a long day, and tomorrow would be another long day with us leaving to go to Cold Moon.
Quinn's Point of View I woke up and looked over at the clock. It was 6.57. I looked around the room, and Summer was gone. I could hear hushed whispers coming from the living room as I opened the door; I was met with silence. “Please don't stop on my account,” I told them, heading to the kitchen for coffee. When I looked back, I realised the living room was packed. There was Liam, Jake, Summer, Nathan, Asher and his parents. Before anyone could speak, Nathan and Asher's mum ran over and pulled me into her arms. “Oh, sweetheart, I'm so sorry for what's going on. Your brother has been filling us in. You will be safe at Cold Moon, and you will have so much fun you might never want to leave”. She told me with a big grin. “I'm Sarah, and my mate is Tyson, and we are so happy that you are coming to Cold Moon with us”. Nathan cleared his throat awkwardly, and his mother let me go. I looked at Liam, and he was holding bac
Nathan's Point of View I had to go and have a shower after that food fight, and I couldn’t stop smiling. I can’t remember the last time I had done something so childish and fun. I’m glad we’re heading home today. I’m on edge knowing that people in this pack would happily stab Quinn in the back, especially with that reward being offered. She’ll be safer in my pack, and once she’s eighteen, she’ll know we’re mates and going after a Luna is an offence punishable by death, and if he even attempts to take her, I will kill him. Once I finished my shower, my Beta and best friend Noah was shown into my suite. I got him up to speed as I had only told him the bare minimum when I phoned and asked him to come here. “So I’m about to meet my future Luna”, he laughed, and I could tell he was genuinely happy for me. “Yes, but remember she doesn’t know yet, so keep it to yourself. I don’t want to scare her, and I don’t think she
Quinn's Point of ViewI was pulled out of my sleep by laughter; I opened my eyes and smiled as Summer twisted round in her seat. “Hey, sleeping beauty, I forgot how easily you could fall asleep at the drop of a hat.” she smiled mischievously as she looked over me. “You looked comfy”. As she said that, I realised I had fallen asleep and somehow ended up cuddling into Nathan. “I'm so sorry I said, moving as far away as I could”. Nathan smiled sleepily at me. -You were drooling in your sleep. I wonder what you were dreaming of- Summers's voice sounded in my head. I unintentionally growled, causing Summer to erupt into a fit of giggles. “Something you want to share with the class?” Noah asked Summer.“Hmm, maybe later”, she laughed, “So how long until we are at Cold Moon. “About 10 minutes”. Nathan s
Quinn's Point of View “That's nice timing”, I told Sarah as she came into the kitchen. “Oh, is there anything I can do to help” “No thanks, Sarah, I'm just dishing up, take a seat”. As I was taking the plates to the table, I asked Nathan to get everyone a drink. “She's here two minutes, and she's got you well trained”. Asher chirped as Nathan got up to get the drinks. I slapped the back of his head as I put his plate down. “Looks like she's picked up a few things from you too,” he muttered. We all started eating, and Summer told us all about the changes she wanted to make to Noah's home to make it home for both of them. Poor Noah doesn't know what he's letting himself in for because I know for a fact he will be doing all the work. “Oh, Liam phoned earlier and said he would pack the rest of my stuff up and bring it here on Sunday to save me having to go back”. Summer tol
Quinn’s Point of View When I woke up the following day, I thought about the night before. Nathan came to my room and held me while I cried, then sat telling me stories about him, Asher and Noah growing up until I fell asleep. I decided to get up and make breakfast before he had to go to training. I walked downstairs and into the kitchen and switched on the cooker when I heard a grumble from behind me and found Asher lying on the floor in front of the couch. -Hey Quinn, you awake?- Summers voice sounded in my head. -Yes, I'm making breakfast- I knew that would get her up and about. Less than five minutes later, Summer and Noah walked in. Noah took one look at Asher on the floor and decided to kick him to wake him up. I plated four breakfasts for us and put one in the oven to keep warm for Nathan when he got up. As we started ea
The packhouse was busy when we arrived, and Asher flirted with just about every girl we passed, which wouldn't have bothered me if he didn't have his arm around me, causing me to get the brunt of the dirty looks from the girls. “There was a lot of Jealous girls down there Asher, Did you do that on purpose?” I asked as we walked to the second floor. “Doesn't hurt to keep them on their toes”, he said, throwing me a wink over his shoulder as he walked into his suite. My phone started blaring, and I fished it out of my pocket, and Nathans name was flashing on the screen. Me: Hey Nate Nate: Hey, I'm sorry something came up, and I had to come back to the office. Are you still at the bar? Me: No, I think I've had enough to drink in the last 24 hour
Quinn's Point of ViewAfter our ice cream, we walked back to the house and decided to sit in the back garden. As we sat on the swing, we could hear loud voices coming from Summer and Noah's place. “Should we go inside?” I asked Nathan, who surprised me by silencing me. “I can't hear them” “Nathan, we can't eavesdrop on them”. I tried to pull him off the swing, but he just pulled me back down next to him, laughing. “I am not listening to my best friend arguing with her mate. I quickly jumped off the swing and out of his way. “Fine, you must be the only girl in the world that would walk away from listening to someone else arguing”. He laughed as he followed me to the kitchen. I opened the fridg
Quinn's Point of View I woke up in the morning to Nathan peppering kisses on my face and neck. “Well, this is an excellent way to wake up in the morning”, I giggled, opening my eyes. I saw Nathan smiling brightly at me. It should be impossible to be this good looking especially having just woken up. “I'm glad you think so”, he smiled. “I’ve got an early training session this morning, but I didn't want to leave without letting you know”. “You could have left me a note”, I teased. “Really”, he smirked “, then you would have missed this,” he said, leaning down and giving me a kiss that made my toes curl. Once he left me breathless, he pulled back. “Would you still rather I let you sleep”. I pretended to give it some thought when Nathan started ti