Mitchell’s mum made beef stroganoff for dinner. It felt weird sitting at a table eating with a family. Usually I was in a mess hall full of others like me, the chatter was endless and you could blend in easily and remain invisible. Mitchell’s father was on pack patrol, so he didn’t join us. It was just Meredith and Mitchell. His mum asked a never ending amount of questions.
“Have you found your mate yet?” Meredith asks and I see Mitchell give his mother a look.
“What?” His mother asks, shocked by his glare.
“You know she hasn’t got a wolf” Mitchell tells her.
“Neither did Queen Aria when she ruled, she still found her mate” Meredith tells me. Aria was my stepfather’s mother, even though I wasn’t technically related, or in other words was just a prick relation. She always treated me as if
The next day I spent most of my time by the river. Looking at my phone that was nearly dead, I see it is nearly 2pm and head into the city to meet my little brother. I sit on the swings at the park. Staring over the pack school. It was smaller than the boarding school I attended. Tall gates wrapped around the entire brick building, it had small buildings branching off it and a huge brick archway that led to the front gate. Flowers running along the footpath out the front and a small pedestrian crossing leading to the park I was sitting in which was next to the school car park.My eyes light up when I see my brother walking toward the exit. His blue backpack tossed over one shoulder. I watch as he looks in both directions before crossing the road. He waves as he steps onto the footpath on this side of the road.“Hey sis” He calls to me and I hop up. He rushes over and wraps his arm around my waist, I inhale his scent. I loved how
Tyson POVOne week LaterIt has been over a week since we saw her, I mindlinked Rayan yesterday who kept giving me vague answers as to what she is doing. His reply was she is around, which I didn’t particularly like. I tried mindlinking Reika but each time she shoved me out and Ryker was near impossible to get a hold of even via the mindlink. We kept getting interrupted before I could even ask how she was, leaving my only link to her as Rayan.Lucy always had some excuse not to come visit us, or for some reason she couldn’t talk long, making me wonder if Reika told her we were her mates. Was this her way of rejecting us?“Hurry up, he finishes school soon and I already told Jacob we were picking him up today” Ace calls to me as I finish getting dressed.I slip my jacket on before grabbing my car keys and walking down the long hallway toward t
Lucy POVI had around two hours before the sun went down as I gathered firewood. I hadn’t seen Rayan in days. After killing the rabbit, my bloodlust had become out of control and I was desperate for blood but also too scared to leave the river for fear of attacking someone. Ravenous wasn’t even a strong enough word for how I felt I was on edge, like a drug addict going through withdrawal. I was also becoming increasingly weaker and after having blood daily, to suddenly go cold turkey it was unbearable. I grew weak quickly, just looking for firewood was taking a toll on me and I grew tired fast. I never realised what an impact going without blood was like.Giving up, I sit against a tree leaning heavily against it. I close my eyes trying to catch my breath when I pick up a scent. The scent was filling my nostrils and a growl tears from my lips, the noise startling me as I looked around for what created the scent.
Getting to their packhouse, I growled when I saw Melana’s car parked in the driveway. This is exactly why I didn’t want to come here. I was not listening to the two go at it all night, the thought alone making my blood boil.“What is she doing here?” Ace says before sighing.“You best get rid of her Ace, I don’t want her around the packhouse '' Tyson tells him pulling in next to her car, the paint flaking off from where I squirted the brake fluid on her car. Great, now I need to listen to her bitching and moaning. Ace jumps out as soon as the car stops marching around to the front of the packhouse. I remain in the car and Tyson looks over the backseat at me.“Come on Lucy” He says, opening his car door. I remained in my seat not wanting to go inside if Melana was staying. I much rather go to the river than listen to her all night.Tyson opens my car doo
Walking down the hallway, I hear Tyson walk back inside but quickly rush to the bathroom. I lock the door before turning on the shower. Getting undressed, I hear Tyson knock on the bathroom door.“Lucy, are you okay?” Tyson asks.“Fine, just showering” I tell him, I was actually excited to use hot water, the river was freezing and you wanted to jump out as soon as you got in. “I will grab you some clothes” Tyson says and I hear him walk off, his feet loud on the floorboards. I stepped in enjoying the hot water as it cascaded down my back before grabbing the soap. The tension in my body is loosening. I will never take hot water for granted again I thought to myself as the room steamed up, the scent of camomile soap filling the room. I wash myself before quickly washing my hair. I really needed to trim it, it was getting ridiculously long. I was brushing my fingers through it, try
Ace’s POVMelana wasn’t having it, nothing I said to her was making her see reason. I told her plenty of times this was just fooling around yet the hurt look she continued to give me as I stood in her kitchen showed me how much I truly fucked up. She clearly didn’t see this as fooling around and thought something more than what I would ever give her, making me wish I listened to Tyson.Melana's tear stricken face made me feel like a piece of shit. “Is this because Lucy came back? I don’t get it Ace everything was fine until she returned” Melana cries. I look away from her. Her wolf was shining through and I could tell even she was hurt but Melana is not my mate, Lucy is.“Are you going to answer, if it is let me speak to her, I know we haven't always got along, but maybe if I talk to her things won’t feel awkward. I know she is meant to be staying with you for
Lucy POVWaking up the storm had cleared and the sun was beaming in through Tyson's bedroom window, lighting up the back of my eyelids making me squint as I put up my hand to shield my eyes from the blinding light.Sitting up, I found Tyson was still asleep but we had both shifted in our sleep and was laying half on him, my head on his chest and arm across his waist, my skin tingling wherever his skin was connected with mine. I pulled my leg off his waist embarrassed at the position I awoke in, only for him to grab my leg and bring it back across his waist."Stay" Tyson mumbles, pulling me back to him by my shoulders with the arm of his I was laying on. He pats his chest and I lay back down, he turns his face, his nose going into my hair as he inhales my scent."Right where you belong," Tyson says, kissing my forehead."Where I belong?" I ask at his half asleep ramblings, he chuc
Trigger warning, mentions of attempted rape, read at own risk or skip the chapter.Lucy POVWalking into the bathroom, I grab the pants I had on yesterday, pulling them on, they were slightly damp from the floor being wet, the room chilly from the tiles and the window being cracked open.I then grab my jumper tugging it over my head and pull my hair into a ponytail, with my hair tie from my wrist. That day replaying in my head on repeat. The smell of his cologne, the weird prickling sensation of my hair standing on end when I realised his intentions, the fear that paralysed, making me freeze up, while I tried to figure out what I did that would make him do this to me, that sense of dread, the coldest feeling in world before I feel my breathing become shorter. I clutch at my throat trying to catch my breath as I start to hyperventilate, fear gripping me in it confines suffocating me excruciatingly slowly.