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4. Obsessive Scent

Raven

I have gotten little sleep the previous night. I have been thinking about everything that had happened yesterday. My mind wandered to the way I was addicted to my half brother’s scent. Why was I so attracted to his scent? I had no idea, and my wolf wouldn’t respond to me no matter how many times I asked her about it.

I shook my head as I continued breaking eggs for breakfast. Mom was still in bed and it was better she rest. She needs to heal completely, and I was really worried about her. Why did she have to risk her life by going out while we were under attack?

I let go of the thought and made some scramble eggs with bacon, and some fresh orange juice. Once I was done preparing everything, I carried both our breakfasts up to mom’s room. I gently knocked on the door before walking in.

“Good morning mom, how are you feeling today?” I asked with a smile as soon as I entered her room.

“Morning sweetheart, I feel a lot better now,” she replied with a small smile.

I helped her sit up and placed the breakfast in front of her. We ate in silence as I contemplated if I should ask her about yesterday. For some reason, I was not convinced, and I wanted to know what happened?

“The breakfast was delicious. Thank you, my dear,” she said, breaking the silence.

“I am glad you like it,” I replied with a smile as I collected the dishes and placed them on the bed-side table.

“Mom, I was meaning to ask you something,” I added, and she nodded her head for me to continue.

“Where did you go yesterday, and whose blood did you have on yourself?” I asked. The look on her face told me she wasn’t in the garden to pick herbs like she said she was.

“I told you I was helping the medical staff and went out to gather some herbs when I was suddenly attacked.” She replied, and the way she avoided meeting my eyes confirmed my thoughts. She was lying, but why?

“Why was the Alpha’s son there?” I asked, trying to get some answers.

“I don’t know. I was picking herbs, and suddenly I was attacked by the rogue pack’s gamma. Alpha’s son must be there by chance, or maybe he followed her, but he saved me on time. It was the rogue’s blood on me.” She replied, still avoiding my eyes.

“But—” I started, but mom interrupted me.

“Are you interrogating me, Raven? Why are you asking so many questions? Do you not trust me?” She asked. I could see the hurt in her eyes. Although, something told me she was lying, but I didn’t want to trouble her especially, when she was wounded.

“I am sorry, mom, it wasn’t my intention. I guess, I was just curious.” I replied, deciding to end the conversation. She silently nodded her head. I made her drink the medicine and juice before helping her to rest while I went to school.

“I will see you in the evening mom, bye!” I said, walking out of her room making my way down. I cleaned the dishes, picked my bag to start the quick journey to school.

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Everyone at school was talking about the war. A lot of the students had not attended school. It made me wonder if they are alright. Elsie mind linked me saying she was helping around in the packhouse and wouldn’t attend school today.

I was half tempted to go and help her in the packhouse, but I was quick to abandon that thought. I haven’t stepped foot in that building since I am old enough to understand things, and I would not do that now. I don’t want to hear what those mean pack members had to say.

I quickly got rid of the thought and focused on the task at hand. I had to make sure the classroom was cleaned because I didn’t want our annoying teacher to give me another punishment. These people hated me so much that they would make me clean the school as punishment even when I do nothing.

I sighed, my mind suddenly going back to the scent I am slowly becoming obsessed with. I scolded myself internally, cursing myself for even thinking about it. He was my half brother, for crying out loud, and he was engaged to get married to Laney soon.

How I wished I could forget everything about meeting the infamous Alpha Devon yesterday. I couldn’t get rid of his addicting scent. It felt like he was still in front of me. I frowned when the scent was suddenly stronger, and my eyes widened when I realized. He was here, and confirming my thoughts, Laney walked in with him.

“Babe, this is our class. It’s empty right now, but we have so much fun here.” I heard Laney’s annoying voice. I tried my best to ignore her and focus on cleaning the classroom.

“I was thinking, maybe we could get married here the day I graduate?” She asked, and from the corner of my eyes, I could see her batting her eyelashes at him, making me roll my eyes.

“No, that would be so boring. Besides, I don’t want to get married in my school. I want a nice lavish wedding ceremony.” She added, chuckling at her own words.

Her words made me feel really weird. I can’t help but feel my heart constrict painfully in my chest. I hurried to finish the little of what was left to clean, hoping they wouldn't notice my presence and I could just escape.

“Oh hey, Raven, I didn’t see you were here.” I cringed at the sound of her high-pitched voice. She really had to call me right now, didn’t she?

“I am done with cleaning this room. I have more work to do,” I replied, not bothering with her greeting. I knew she was only trying to act sweet because Alpha Devon was here.

I didn’t wait for her response, and rushed out of the classroom to get away from them as quickly as I could. I sighed in relief when I was away from the overwhelming scent of my half brother. I could still hear her whining voice.

“Babe, did you see that?” She asked, and I rolled my eyes. She is an annoying drama queen. “Your sister is so rude. I tried to talk to her and be nice and see how she disrespected me.” She added.

“I did not hear her say anything disrespectful to you,” I heard him reply in a deep voice, and I shivered involuntarily.

I rushed as far away as I could to create as much distance as possible. I need to stay as far away from Alpha Devon as possible and get rid of these dangerous and weird feelings I have for him.

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