Clara followed Xander as he showed her around the park house. She smiled sweetly and nodded her head to everything said by him. She never asked a question of her own, only nodding and smiling which irked Xander's wolf. Yes, he wanted obedience and submissiveness but stupidity and dumbness wasn't part of what he wanted. He growled at Xander, asking him to take Clara away from him but Xander managed to stay in control the whole time. "Come, let me drive you home "He said, taking Clara's hand in his, he let her out of the pack house and into his car and Xender too entered the car from the driver's seat and drove off. Clara was silent all through the drive back to her house. Unknown to them that something very strange was happening to Clara's body. The birthmark on her lower neck had been glowing since the moment she stepped foot inside the pack house, but it stayed hidden behind the black leather jacket.
Clara found herself in the very familiar yet unfamiliar room. It was dark as always and the ever sweet scent invaded her nostrils. Her eyes searched every corner of the room until they landed on the person she had longed for. He was kneeling with hands resting on his thighs, head hanging low, hair covering most part of his face and he looked tired and weak. Clara dashed towards him. She placed her hands under his chin and gently raised his head up to take a proper look at his face. His eyes were wide open and empty. His smoldering silver eyes had lost their shine and they seemed to be lifeless. Clara frowned and then she held her hands close to his nostrils for a few minutes to feel his breath but Clara felt nothing and panic slowly started to rise within her. She went further by placing her both hands on his shoulder and shook him vigorously but his body responded by landing on the cold fl
By the time Xander's car arrived at the pack house, the place was already being crowded by invitees. Clara could see exotic cars. Women in stunning attires and men in classic suits. One could tell how rich they were by just one look at their outfit. Xander led Clara down from the car and they walked majestically into the ballroom. Xander looked handsome in his black tuxedo suit and red neck tie that matched Clara's outfit, his shoes were well polished and spotless and his short hair was properly combed. Everyone present in the room snapped their heads to the couples direction, watching them as they walked through the marble floor. Their eyes never left the lady in red that walked next to Xander. Their Luna to be. They watched her eagerly, low whispers spread through the crowd as most of the werewolves present did not expect
Clara watched as the place quieted down when a middle aged woman clouded in all black gracefully walked her way through the crowd with a long flowing ball gown that swept the marble floor as she walked. She made her way to the other side of the ballroom that looked like an altar and a pulpit but it was slightly different from it. The woman turned to face the direction where Clara and the rest of them were seated before turning to face the rest of the crowd and she spoke."Ladies and gentlemen, as you all know. We are here today to witness the handing over of the mystic shadow pack and the throne of the Lycans from Alpha Pius legard Ethelwulf to his son Xander Bardulf Ethelwulf as the New Alpha of the mystic shadow pack and king of the werewolves".The crowd began to cheer and Clara became more confused after hearing the lady speak. Alpha? King? Werewolves? What's any of these supposed to mean, she thought to herself. It was only then that Clara realized that things wer
Meanwhile, Skyler had managed to slip away from Xander's grasp and they continued to fight, they punched each other, kicked each other and clawed at each other. Xander's wolf did most of the attacking while Skyler always managed to dodge just in time to launch his own attack on Xander. Both didn't want to back down. Xander's wolf was acting all crazy like the crazy wolf he was, Skyler tried as much to avoid getting bitten by him because that would mean death. A bite from a corrupted werewolf was more fatal than the effect of silver in the bloodstream. Drake stood aside, watching the fight with uneasiness, he prayed to the moon goddess to help Skyler survive the fight. Fighting a corrupted werewolf was even harder than fighting a rogue. Many times he had made an attempt to lend Skyler a hand but Lucas was fast enough to stop him from doing anything stupid. So he continued to watch helplessly at the duo.Skyler's midnight wolf growls impatiently, irritated by the fact that
Moon kept on sighing in Skyler's head. "I can't believe you let them take her away""There was nothing I could do at that moment" Skyler frowned."She's our mate for goodness sake" Moon growled."Fine, we will go and see her tomorrow, but we need to put things in order first," Skyler said. Moon responded with a snort.After making sure that Skyler has had enough time to digest today's happening, Lucas finally walked over to where he was, still seated on the cold marble floor with a frown."Hey, get up, man. you can't sit here forever" Lucas said.Cocking his head to face Lucas, Skyler let out a sigh, he knew Lucas was right. He can't keep sitting here and sighing like an abandoned puppy. Skyler pushed himself away from the ground with the support of Lucas."Thanks man, for everything" Skyler said. He was indeed very thankful to Lucas, from helping him out of the rogues' den to this very moment. Skyler was indeed very grateful to have a frie
Clara's eyes stayed on carving before turning to face the strange looking people who were seated in the living room."You're awake, finally." Nimue smiled.Clara remained on the spot, not moving an inch, while standing she cocked her head to different directions in search of any quick exit, but she found none."Come, take a seat". Nimue beckoned at her, but Clara still did not move from where she stood."Who are you people?" Clara asked.And the man who was seated among the women in the living room smiled at her and said."We are your people, Shayne"Clara frowned, she didn't know these people, yet they acted like they were acquainted with her, they even called themselves her people, and what was that name again?,her frown deepened."I'm sorry, but I don't know you. I don't know any of you. Whatever this is, I don't want to be a part of it. I just want to go back. just let me go please". Clara pleaded. Inwardly, she had
Clara resisted the urge to look back at the man. She shut her eyes and took a deep breath. Various emotions were playing out in her mind, emotions she couldn't quite understand, emotions that felt foreign to her. She let out a tired sigh.As the car moved further away, Clara opened her eyes to see the sign post that had "bye bye to mystic falls" written boldly on it. She tensed. Isn't she supposed to feel some relief? Why then does it feel as if she had left behind something very important?.The drive to the airport was silent, her friends were confused about many things but still decided to wait until she was comfortable to talk about it.When they reached the airport, Clara and her friends didn't have to wait too long before they boarded the flight. The plane finally landed in the Lakewood airport , Clara and her friends highlighted from the plane and silently rolled their suitcases out from the airport.They waited to board an airport cab, because they