Belle's Point of View
A convoy of black SUVs pulls up to the house's driveway. I stand by and observe as everyone exits the SUV. Alpha Sebastian and Luna Alanis are in the first SUV, but Aria is not with them. I'm practically over myself with anticipation as I keep my eyes peeled for him. He finally gets out of the black SUV he's been traveling. As I push the door open and sprint to him, his long, dark hair swings in the breeze and catches my eye.
"Aria!" As I sprint after him, I yell.
"Belle!" He shouts and sprints at me, yelling "I'm coming!" I wrap my arms around him and kiss him on the cheek.
"Happy Birthday!" I say as I hug him. He's in a fantastic mood. I've always had feelings for him, but I've never expressed them or said anything about them. For one, I am several years older than he is, and second, I am unable to read his thoughts. No idea how he feels about me, but I want to tell him exactly how I feel about him when I see him later today.
Belle's point of viewI dash back to my house to join the party and see my family. My father is correct, and I must keep my head high and face this head on. I'm not going to let anyone else keep me from going to the party. I dash back to the house at top speed. I sneak into the back of the house and into my room when I arrive.Katherine is in my room, waiting for me. "What were you doing?" Katherine inquires.I snarl at her, "I went for a run." Katherine is so far up, mom, that she will tell her whatever I say."I was concerned for your safety. Everyone, especially Aria, is concerned, "Katherine explains.I shake my head and roll my eyes at her. "His she-wolf, I'm sure, will keep him company. Nobody needs to be concerned about me. I'm perfectly fine, " Isay.Katherine extends her hand to me. "That is not the way you should be. Belle, we all adore you. Allow me to assist you. You've alwa
Belle POV"Aria, there is someone here with us," I say. I begin shaking. I am afraid. He pulls me close to him and holds me while we wait to see who pops out of the woods.He turns to look in the direction of the noise. I can hear his heart beating as I try to listen to whatever lurks in the woods. "I will protect you, Belle," Aria says.I look back at him. I am older and stronger, but he is soon to be Alpha. I guess I can let him protect me if it makes him feel like the big bad wolf. More branches break, and the movement becomes quicker as whatever it is moving toward us.MOM! I call to my mother in our mind link with her. We are in trouble; send dad. I send her an urgent plea for help. I have a feeling whatever is lurking is not good. Aria pushes me behind him. I feel something grab my upper arm and pull me."Let go of me!" I scream out.I look at Aria and
Belle POVI watch my mother during the announcement. She looks so proud of Aria. I glance over at my father, and he has the same look of excitement for him as my mother. Luna Alanis and Alpha Sebastian deserve happiness and retirement. That is something that I want for my parents when my father is ready.My father told me that he would retire from the pack and step down soon, but he wanted to make sure things went smoothly first. I know that he is waiting for me to marry Aria first and take over his pack. Then he will hand our pack over to us as well. Sometimes I feel like I should not accept it and let one of my brothers take the pack.I glance over at Chan and Levi. Both of them would make an excellent Alpha. Katherine and Claudia also would make a fantastic Alpha. Why does it have to be me? I feel like my entire life has been planned for me so much, and I just want control over this one thing.Ari
Belle POV"WHY!" I scream at the weeping wolf. I cannot believe this is happening and I do not understand any of it. Why would the weeping wolf want to hurt Aria?My mother is banging on the door. I can hear Luna Alanis screaming. They can hear the weeping wolf threatening Aria.I know they are terrified. I am terrified."What do you want from me?" I ask her. The weeping wolf moves closer to me. She is growing larger and scaring the hell out of me as she moves closer to me. I want to fall apart but I cannot right now."You will take this pack, and you will have children. You will raise elite children. You will do as you were born and raised to reign over all wolves, or I will kill everyone you love," the weeping wolf says. She is going insane. She is just like the rest of them.Her long white hair