Gripping the toy baseball bat in my hands, I stared down at the wolf in front of me. It lowered its head, not reading to assault me just yet. I held my breath and tightened my grip on the bat. This one didn’t seem as large or as strong as the others, but I did not doubt that those teeth would easily rip me to pieces easily enough.
The growling from Darnell and the two wolves he is fighting almost dares to draw my attention. That is when I spot another charging right at me. I hesitate, taking a step back with wide eyes, though rather than come for me, the wolf bounces right into the one staring me down, knocking them off balance.
They then look up at me with a wolfish grin and bounce around in excitement. “Well, isn’t this a fun day?” They say in a young, female voice. I can’t say I know who it is, but they must be from Jay’s pack if they’re saving me. They seem far too happy about all this, even as they look at the wolf on the ground. “Oh, go b
Now that everyone was more or less back in human form and dressed, I could finally feel at ease. I don’t think I will ever get used to seeing everyone being so open-minded about being naked as a werewolf is. I suppose for them they didn’t have as much choice. Now I understood why Jay did not once complain about how many clothes I got during our honeymoon. He only asked if I could wear them all, and that was it. For them, they must have gone through so many outfits in their lives.I have to admit, though, I never thought Jay could be so capable. Yet he has proven to me he has what it takes to lead his pack and take care of everyone. I only wish I could do more on my end. Being a weak human in a sea of werewolves was likely not the best situation for me or Jay. Though what could I do? It wasn’t as though I could strengthen myself or turn into something I was not.All I could do right now was help them clean
Jay looked at me like I had grown another head. It stumped him to hear me asking to speak to his grandfather. His head slowly tilted from one side to the other, while trying to place the reason behind my sudden request. He understood my thoughts on everyone having the skill to defend themselves, but why do I need to speak to the elder? That he couldn’t seem to grasp.“I’m not sure if my grandfather can actually help at all,” Jay said slowly and with some contemplation behind his words. “It’s not like we can magically make you something you are not,” he added.“I know that,” I huffed. “But he might know of a way that I can learn to defend myself too because I don’t want to be a weakness that you and your pack have. I don’t want to be weak and useless…”Jay made a small sound of complaint but relented soon enough to my request. “We can visit him. I don
The three of us sit in Jeremiah’s room. With how large it is, it doesn’t feel like this is a home for old people at all, and with how spritely the man is, he doesn’t act his age at all. This disillusions me to the truth, that he likely was placed here because of his health and age. I don’t ask, as it is not my business, but he doesn’t appear sick or in need of help. Maybe this is merely a good day for him?I shake my head free of the thoughts distracting me and look back to Jeremiah and Jay. The old man had mentioned there was a solution to my problem, but he hasn’t told me what that is yet. I want him to tell me now, but I know I can’t rush him without offending him, so I wait patiently.“How long are you going to make us wait?” Jay sighs as he leans back on the sofa and places a hand on my knee. He has less patience, it seems, but he doesn’t rush his grandfather either. I offer him a s
I suppose I shouldn’t have been so sure of myself after all. My feet ache and I am all hot and sweaty from traversing through the forest. I was true to my words, in that I wore suitable footwear, but that didn’t mean to say I was experienced with this kind of environment at all. I had underestimated just how hard it would be to travel through the forest. The biggest issues were the roots of the giant trees, not to mention the boggy areas, whenever we reached a river that ran through it.My only consolation for this entire journey into the unknown was that the birds singing overhead were surely the most beautiful sounds I had ever heard. They tweeted and darted about the trees without a care in the world. If only I could sprout wings and travel through this place without tripping and stumbling every second.Letting out an inaudible sigh, I looked ahead to see Jay had paused and was waiting for me to catch up. Had he been in his wolf fo
The shrine of the Sorcerer is much bigger than I ever expected it to be. It is more of a cabin than a shrine or holy place like I had first assumed. Jay had gone before me, scouting it out in case another werewolf was there. I stayed hidden behind the trees, waiting with bated breath for him to come back out and tell me all was safe. Everything seemed quiet, but it was never guaranteed to be safe.As soon as Jay poked his head out of the door and waved me over, I knew all was fine and I could relax a bit more. I had feared another Alpha would have been here, or maybe someone else who posed a threat, but it seemed none of them was going to bother us right now. Perhaps they didn’t think to come here or did not need to visit the Sorcerer’s shrine.“No one is here, but there might be clues where the Sorcerer is,” Jay said as he looked around
The chirping of birds around the building slowly brings my mind into a state of sleepy consciousness. I turn my head, resting it against Jay’s chest as he continues to doze beside me. He holds me close, even while fast asleep. I can’t help but smile to myself at how protective and caring he actually is, despite being a massive buffoon. I can tell that he genuinely cares about me now that I’ve had any misunderstandings cleared up.There is no doubt in my mind that my feelings for him have grown since our wedding day. Though if this is love or not, I can’t quite tell. However, things could be so much worse and I could have found myself in an abusive relationship, or with an Alpha who did not treat his mate as kindly as Jay does. Even with the bond being almost impossible for him to ignore, he does nothing I might dislike.At this point in
I still can’t believe how happy and energetic Jay seems, now that he knows I accept him. I’m sure he is taking this as wildly as he is because this means something far more to a werewolf than a human. However, I don’t mind as much as I thought I would. Seeing him so enthusiastic is something I don’t think I’ll grow tired of. It has gotten to where I find myself constantly smiling. I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy. Even if this isn’t my natural environment, I hardly seem to notice.“Hopefully, we made the correct choice,” Jay says as he jumps over a log and then offers me a hand to clear it. “If not, I guess it is fine, so long as we don’t run into any rival packs out here. Still, we’re making progress, so that’s a plus!”We spent the entire morning travelling toward the mountains. I still can’t see them from here, and we have got a long way to g
The looming mountain before us made me feel extremely small compared to anything else I have ever seen. I hope we don’t need to trek up there, because I know I am not equipped to do anything like that! Even walking through the forest was hard enough! As I continue to gaze up at the gigantic mass of earth, Jay places his hand on the small of my back in comfort.“Don’t worry. We should be able to find his cabin on the ground easily enough. It won’t be up there,” he tells me and then looks at me with the usual dopey grin plastered all over his face. I can tell he is about to either crack a joke or flirt with me, so before he gets the chance, I tap him on the nose.“I know that. Why don’t you find the cabin instead of whatever you’re suddenly plotting in that mind of yours?” I tell him with a disapproving glance. I’m not upset with him, but I am tired and want to find the cabin so I can fina