Alaric stopped just as they reached the gates. "Once we go in, you guys become my friends," he said to them. "Just act like we've all known one another for up to a year."
"That shouldn't be hard," Liam replied then turned slightly to Kurt. "But Kurt, please do not freeze up."
"Sure, no problem," Kurt said.
They advanced to the main gates.
"Halt," one of the guards instructed.
They did as ordered. "Who are you and state your business here," he said.
Alaric stepped forward despite the guard pointing his spear at him. "My name is Alaric Berwoulf," he said coolly with his hand stuffed in his pockets. "We are here to see the king and queen."
"What does a Berwoulf have to do with the royal family?" the guard asked wearily. He was obviously suspicious of them.
Alaric shook his head. It was quite amusing to him. "Just let them know that Alaric is here to see them," he told the guard, who in turn sent the mes
She looked just like her mother but with more flesh. Like a switch though, he was back to reality. He could see her mother look at her approvingly. The white haired man could not barely resist the urge to roll his eyes. "Yes dear, I sent for you," the Luna said. She then gestured towards Alaric. "You remember Alaric, don't you?" She wrinkled her nose at his name. "Who is Alaric?" she asked, feigning ignorance of who they were talking about. Her mother looked a little embarrassed. "Darling," she said in a high pitched tone. "Don't you remember Alaric Berwoulf? Your mate?" Her eyes nearly popped out of their sockets as she tried making the girl recall who he was. "Oh, that idiot? What about him?" Natalie asked. Alaric glanced at her father to see him facepalm. The whole situation made him want to laugh. But he had had enough of having to stand and strain his legs while these people used him to play their guessing game. "Hi there,
He pushed her away. "What the fuck do you think you're doing?!" he asked while panting."I- I'm sorry," she replied with her face to the floor.He hissed. "Keep moving," he commanded."Alright," she said, raising her hands in mock surrender.They got to her room, which was empty. "I thought your friends were here," Alaric said as he closed the door gently.She sighed. "No one came to visit me," she said sadly. "My friends were meant to be here today but they canceled lady minute. Ever since my son became old enough to move around, most of them have been avoiding me." She bent her head low and sobbed.Alaric stared at her in shock, words were far from his mouth. "You have a son?" he asked. "How? I never knew this and that's coming from someone who frequented this castle."She smiled tiredly. "I had him as soon as you left," she said. "Since you left, one bad thing or the other has happened to me.
They managed to ask directions and were soon on their way back to the castle until they stumbled across the boy who put them in the precinct to begin with. "What a drag," Liam said as he scowled down on the boy. Xavier pushed up his glasses and frowned at them. "You guys are the reason Grandpa is upset with me," he said. "How dare act all innocent around him?" Liam knelt down to his height. "Depending on the situation boy, we are innocent," he said with a blank expression. "Not everything in this world will go the way you plan it just because you're related to the royals." "And sometimes, you just have to suck it up and move on," Kurt added as they both left the boy were he stood. He yelled at them from behind but was too scared to go any closer. "Are there any prisoners in the dungeon?" Natalie asked the guards. They were in
Alaric and Natalie halted abruptly at the scene of the crime. "What happened here?" Natalie asked in shock. "Someone must have have struck before us, but who?" Alaric asked. They bent down to examine the guard with whom they had conversed some minutes ago. The Ghost Reaper went further to check on the other guards. As was expected, they were all out cold. "But how?" the princess whispered. They heard hurried footsteps coming their way. "Natalie, get up," Alaric ordered sharply but either she didn't hear him on time or she did not hear at all. "Surrender yourselves," a strange voice yelled from the hallway. "Put down whatever weapons you may have on you." Without a choice, Alaric dug into his pockets and threw out all his kunai knives. The owner of the voice soon appear. It was a guard, and he was with Natalie's be father. The old man looked astonished to see the
Her two weeks ultimatum was soon coming to an end and they still hadn't found her mother. Catori sat on the swing, dejected. This was like the fifth pack that they were visiting yet there were no clues as to how to find her mother. From what she could tell, something must have happened to Liam's party, because Fenris was constantly on the phone with them but refused to let her in on what was wrong. She had not heard from Kasa and Kurt for days. Catori gripped the swing tight and cried. For days, she had been holding in the tears for fear of looking and feeling weak. Finally, she let them flow. "You know, you shouldn't be out here alone," she heard Amar say from behind her. She didn't bother turning around, the other woman sat beside her on the ground. "Tell me, what's the problem?" the other woman asked. "Something must have made you cry." She offered some of her snacks to Catori, who declined. When she noticed that Catori was no
Fenris was pacing the entire area of the room briskly. "You'll get dizzy if you go on like this," Zayna said with worry. "If you want to think so badly, why don't you do that while sitting?""This whole situation is frustrating, Zayna!" he yelled. "We're already having problems with finding Catori's mother. Not one group has been able to accomplish the job. Each time it feels like we're actually getting somewhere, we just end up at a dead end and now, we have a potential kidnapper, or worse, a hunter." He sat down by the side of the bed, dejected and worn out. Upon the older lady's nudging, Catori shifted towards him and nervously held his hand, then speedily shifted to his shoulder."Um, it's alright Fenris," she started. "I know that you guys are doing your best.""It's not just the job, Catori," he said gently. "This occurrence is disturbing. It could be a regular person trying to cause trouble but you don't just kidn
Liam sighed when Mrs Maxwell finished her explanation of the recent happenings. From the look of things, the situation was worse than they predicted. Cassarina's forehead creased. "Do you think Kurt or Kasa know about this?" she asked him.He shook his head. "I can't say for Kasa, but I don't think that Kurt is aware of this," he replied."And Kasa is a sweet girl. She won't be party to such a thing," Mrs Maxwell vouched. "Moreover, their father is all for male superiority so he will never consider giving his daughter the position.""I see," the young man said. He looked at her in a somber manner. "Sorry that you had to quit from the council ma'am."She smiled brightly. "It's alright dear, I should have left those dogs a long time ago," she said.Cassarina glanced at the wall clock and realized that it was almost one in the morning. She panicked. "You need to get going," she said
The redhead was stunned. "Why?" she asked. "And if that was the case from the beginning, why didn't you tell me that and just let me stay there this morning?" She frowned at him, obviously irritated but as usual, Fenris showed that he couldn't care less."You and Amar needed to get new clothes," he said coolly. "That's why it was important you came out with him.""Um yeah, about that," Zayna said nervously. "Catori, from now on, I'm a guy. Just use those pronouns on me, even if you think your voice is low enough.""Okay," the other girl said."Anyway, for now, our movement is uncertain because we have absolutely no clue on where to start from," Fenris said and sighed.What kind of job is this? he said in thought, totally frustrated.I agree, this is not normal at all, his wolf concurred. How can this girl's mother just disappear off the face of the earth?