Alpha Sebastian takes my hand, and we begin the walk to Julian's house. I feel oddly at ease with him. He does not talk so much as we walk back to the house. It is like we are in a moment; something remarkable seems to be happening between us. I think about all of the smiles and laughs we have had over the time I have been here. Was all leading to this moment? A moment of pure joy for the two of us.
Alpha Sebastian stops suddenly. I turn to him to see what is the matter. Did I do something wrong? He looks back at his house. "Stay the night with me. I promise to be a gentleman," Alpha Sebastian says.
My hands begin to shake at the thought of being all alone with him. He takes my hands and holds them tightly. "I would never hurt you, Alanis, or expect anything from you," he says softly.
"I know that. The packhouse is loud, and there are a lot of wolves there. I do not want to be there even w
Alpha Sebastian POVI awake in the morning with Alanis lying beside me in a deep sleep. She looks so peaceful. I run my fingers through her hair and kiss her softly on the cheek. I feel like last night was a breakthrough for her. She was able to release her pain. I know that it is not over, but I feel like so much progress was made with simply letting her know that I am here for her and want to help her heal. I want her to heal and be able to have a relationship with me in every way as mates, husband and wife, together.Since she came here, I have tried to be someone she can lean on, but now that we know we are destined to be together, I feel like she trusts me more. I want to give her everything, a good life full of love. I know things will not be perfect, but I want her to feel my love for her. I want to give her family and home. This pack, my pack, can help her heal completely. I can heal her heal and be herself again.<
Alanis POVI open my eyes, and I am alone. Alpha Sebastian is not here. I get out of his bed slowly. I feel like last night was a dream. Being with him makes me happy. I walk through the kitchen looking for him, but he is not in the house. I wonder where he went without telling me. Well, he is the Alpha; he does not have to tell me anything.I notice a man who I think is Raul standing outside the front door. Why do I have a guard? Did something happen? I hear some talking and see Alpha Sebastian out on the front porch. I am waiting for him. I do not want to go out, and I only have on his shirt. It would not be appropriate for me to go out like this.I watch him from the kitchen talking to Raul. He finally comes into the house to speak with me. I wrap my arms around him and realize immediately that something is wrong. "What is it? What is going on?" I ask him.Alpha Sebastian hesitates. I can te
Alpha Sebastian POVI take one of my guards, Jamie, and leave to talk with Joshua. I have so many questions. For one, I want to know how in the hell he knew about Alanis and her taking refuge with my pack. I want to know why and how he ended up with Alpha Jordon's pack. I want to know why this son of a bitch thought he could attack my sister and take Alanis from me? Did he really think he could just stroll in here and take her without any repercussions?I get into the truck with Jamie. Raul is staying behind with the other guards to keep an eye on Alanis and Julian. I hope Julian behaves herself. She can be a pistol when she thinks she is not in charge. She has never challenged my authority, but she will let me know how she feels about a situation, especially if she feels like she is losing her independence.Jamie drives me to the pack jail to speak with Joshua. The questions are burning in my brain, and I am trying to r
Alanis POVAlpha Sebastian holds me tightly as I work through the emotions of someone thinking they own me. I know I belong with Sebastian. I can feel it in our touch, our kiss; just being in his presence makes me feel whole. Sebastian is my mate, and I do love him."Are you sure this is what you want? You have a choice, and you know that, right? You can say no. I will not be angry with you if you refuse me right now. We can wait until you are ready to marry," Alpha Sebastian questions me.I hold him tighter and then look up to him. "I do want to marry you; I only thought we would have a little more time to get to know one another; that is all," I say meekly.The thought of taking such a big step like marrying the Alpha should not be made so quickly. We have spent a lot of time together, but do I know him well enough to be his wife? He is so patient with me and kind that I think he will allow me time
Alpha SebastianI take Liam and a few guards with me, leaving Julian and Alanis in the hands of some of my most trusted wolves. I know Julian can defend herself, but I worry about Alanis. The men with them will protect them and look after them, but I still do not want to leave either of them for very long.Liam drives to the pack jail where Alpha Jordon is waiting for me with his wolves. Liam looks nervous. He has come for Joshua and Alanis. Alpha Jordon thinks he can walk into my territory and bark orders he has another thing coming to him. He will not be taking my wife or that asshole, Joshua. Joshua has to pay for what he did, and I want to make sure of it personally.Liam looks more nervous as he drives. He always looks worried, but he seems exceptionally uneasy right now. I do not have time to babysit young wolves today. I need Liam on his game."What happened when Jordon showed up at the
Alanis POVAlpha Sebastian kisses me gently and tells me to wait in the car with Julian. I walk away feeling safe as he handles business at the pack jail. I do not think Alpha Jordon would be stupid enough to come back for me right away. I know Julian and Alpha Sebastian will make sure Alpha Jordon and his wolves pay for everything they have done.The one thing that puzzles me the most is why his wolves would turn on him. Alpha Sebastian treats his pack well and with a lot of respect. They all seem to love him. None of this makes any sense."What is going through your mind?" Julian asks me as we sit in the car waiting for Alpha Sebastian to return so we can go home.I turn to her. "Why would they turn on Sebastian?" I ask.Julian lets out a huge puff of air in frustration. "Sometimes wolves feel like they are treated unfairly even when they are treated well. Maybe they felt like
Alanis POVI leave the room to allow Alpha Sebastian time to talk to Raul. I try not to listen to the discussion, but it gets louder as more wolves come into the house. Voices are raised, and tempers flare between the wolves of our pack. I hear them talking about Julian and her condition. I hope she is okay.As I stand as close to the door as possible, trying to listen, I hear footsteps. I move away from the door and sit down on the bed, waiting for Sebastian to come in and tell me what will happen next. Be strong, Alanis, I tell myself as I wait for my husband to come to talk to me. Alpha Sebastian peers in the door and then walks inside the bedroom to speak with me."Is she okay?" I ask.Alpha Sebastian shakes his head and then sits with me. He takes my hand and holds it, rubbing the top of my hand, trying to console me. "Julian is fine. She is tough. You have no idea how tough. She is raising hell
Alpha Sebastian POVI pull into the elder camp. One of the elders comes out to meet with Alanis and me. She gets out of the car and takes her bag. She looks back at me. She looks sad, but I have no choice. I cannot put her in danger. I know she will be safe here. I put my arms around her and gently kiss her."I love you. I will be back for you soon, trust me," I say to her."I love you, too," Alanis says as she walks away with one of the elders.One of the elders comes up to me as I watch Alanis walk to the cabin. "We will take care of your Luna," he says."I know. If I do not come back for her in the morning, make sure she is safe. Get her far away from her," I say."Yes, Alpha," the elder says.I leave Alanis with the elders at their camp. She is not happy about the situation but gives me no problems. The elders will take care of her, a