The sight before me when I arrived was nothing short of extraordinary. I don’t think it was a matter of me arriving too late, from the looks of it. Standing in the middle of a large clearing, in the exact same place I found Brook, bloodied and broken, was Skye.
It looked as if I just missed a massacre. There had to be at least twelve wolves sprawled out around her. I didn’t have to check for signs of life to know they were all dead. Every single one of them had their throats ripped out or some other vital organ.
I couldn’t see any visible injuries on Skye, which made me remember the one time I have witnessed the destruction the Legendary Cresent Wolf was capable of. At this moment, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that she was his daughter. The way she stood her ground against the wolf she was facing, was the exact same he had stood when I met him when I was about four or five.
She was so calm and regal as if nothing in
Brooklyn-As much as I tried, I couldn’t wrap my head around Tate being my mate. Nor about how different he was being towards me. He admitted to wanting me, but now all I could think was why. Was it because he saw my wolf? All of a sudden things changed and I didn’t know what to believe.My main concern right now was making sure nothing happened to him. I was sure he could take care of himself, but just the thought of him getting hurt had Skye and me on edge. Skye was practically screaming that she has a mate. Her excitement was driving me insane. How could I focus, with her being so excited about Tate being our mate?I didn’t understand her. She had been mad I even let him mark me, but now she was practically rejoicing he was our mate. I am beginning to think she didn’t even know what he has put us through the past few months. Albeit, not all of it was bad, but it wasn’t good either.Nothing like how anyone at Lunar Eclipse
Brooklyn-It was Tate’s voice that snapped me back to reality. What was I doing? This wasn’t me. Even after everything Chad has done to me, I have never wished him harm. It was one thing to defend myself, but this was something different entirely. Taking a step back, I watched as Chad struggled to get up.“Brook?” Tate spoke again, this time sounding closer.I looked over at him to find he was in human form. The fact he was naked didn’t faze me at all at this moment. It wasn’t like this was the first time seeing a man naked, especially after a shift. It was natural for our kind. What caught my attention though, was the look in his eyes.Concern was etched across his features. I didn’t have to ask to know it was I, he was concerned for. I had lost myself for a moment and was willing to let my anger and frustration take over my own morals. I had only ever wanted to make sure what happened to me before didn’t h
Tatum-After we arrived at the packhouse, Brook went straight up to her room without a word. I wanted to stop her, but with everything she has been through, I figured she needed some time to herself. Going into my office, it didn’t take long for Eric to barge in.“What happened?”“She had a run-in with her old pack.” I answered while deleting all the files I had on my computer, related to the contract between Brook and me.“You can’t just tell me that and not explain what the hell happened.”I didn’t feel like it was my place to tell him what happened, though I suppose I did owe him some explanation.“When I found her, she had already wiped out twelve wolves or so. I think you would have been proud of her. She has come a long way since when she arrived. Honestly, I couldn’t remember a time even I had been impressed. I took out the Alpha Mathew, though he was no longer the Alph
Brooklyn-His words echoed in my head, almost as loud as if I were standing in the center of a room surrounded by surround sound speakers. All my bravado to tell him just where to stick it, left me. Right now, I was at a loss for words.How do I even respond to that? At this moment in time, I wasn’t sure if I even liked him right now. Everything had all been set in motion, I put up with his behavior since I would be leaving. Admittedly, I had craved more from him. Even to the point I was willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement with him so I could have the memories to take with me.He got under my skin in more ways than I wanted to accept, but could I really trust him after everything? Hearing his words caused my heart to flutter and my stomach to do flops in my stomach, but was it from me or Skye? She was thrilled with having a mate. Until now we didn’t think it was in the cards for us to have a mate.“Did you hear me?” Tate ask
Tatum- The fact she was even giving me a chance to prove myself was more than I could ask for. I didn’t blame her for being cautious to begin anything with me. The more I thought about it, the more I knew that if I would have let things go on anymore with the way I acted, I would have lost her for good. I am just sorry it has taken me so long to see just what I had right in front of me all this time. Since she arrived I have had a soft spot for her, but I thought it had just been because of what she went through. Thinking back it was just her. It was her strength and resolve to keep fighting no matter how hard she was knocked down. Nothing that has been thrown at her has kept her from trudging forward. If I was being honest with myself, it was probably during the Luna Ceremony that I realized just how special she was. Who was I kidding? It was even before then. I would always love Leslie, but what if felt for Brook was very much real. I knew it wasn’t
Brooklyn-The next morning, I woke up in bed alone. Go figure. He probably left again much like he had the first night he was in bed with me. The first time it had messed with me a little bit, considering I had been so vulnerable with him. Now it just annoyed me. If he was wanting me to forgive him, this wasn’t a good start.It took me a while after he came to bed with me to fall asleep. Being wrapped up in his arms did something to me that made my heart melt. I was worried that the longer I allowed him to get close to me, without knowing what was going to happen, was going to hurt me more than I imagined.Sleeping in his arms, I realized my nightmares didn’t plague me. Before I asked him to come to bed with me, I had been hit hard with my nightmares. I had woken up in a dead sweat and immediately searched for him.Just the idea of not being alone last night when the reality of all the lives I took hit me, had caused me to invite him to bed. I
Brooklyn-The idea of learning more about my father was tempting, though at this point I wasn’t sure if I was ready to learn. I had thought maybe I was, but thinking about it now, I wasn’t. I felt like I needed to figure out who I was first.If my father was really this Legendary Crescent Wolf, he was well known and feared. Right now I didn’t think I was able to even live up to the name. Besides, if he hadn’t actually known my father personally, how much of the information he had was accurate?He had been a young boy and that had been years ago. What information he did have could be limited and misconstrued. Shaking my head, I decided right now wasn’t the time. He may not even have much information to give me, at least anything I was interested in knowing.Sure, it would be nice hearing about him, but I was more interested in who he was as a person and less about his legacy.“That is okay, the offer is available
Tatum-After we finished eating, I offered to clean up while she showered and got ready for the day. We didn’t really talk much while we ate. I tried not to push too much, and I wasn’t sure how much of my past I should give her. Surprisingly, it wasn’t as hard as I figured it would have been to open to her.Letting my guard down around her was a lot easier than I suspected it would be. Initially, I hadn’t meant to be so open, but once I got to talking, my words kept spilling out. I wasn’t sure if it was just knowing I had another chance to find happiness, or if it was her that made things easier.Either way, I was more than grateful she was giving me another chance. There was a lot of making up to do, but I was okay with it. I was interested in seeing what I was even capable of. Early this morning I decided I would give her everything I had in me and if by the end she still chose to leave, it would probably be for the best.I