“ she’s my mate!” I declared and everyone kept quiet. I knew they couldn’t believe it and neither did I. This girl is someone I didn’t even know existed until when she joined the betas and what’s more suspicious is her scent. It’s different, irresistible, it’s something inexplicable – and when I kissed her, no words could describe how light-headed I felt after.
I may not know her well but I sure as hell won’t let anyone touch her. I’ll keep her at the Trojan quarters until the next full moon when we will all turn for the first time – if she really is my Luna then it would be revealed that night. Until then I won’t accept her, declaring her as my mate is good enough. I need to be careful about her.
“ Are you sure Dracah, that’s a very huge declaration you’re making?.” My mother was saying as she picked up some herbs one after the other in the woods.
“ Mother, did you call me here because of this? I have another training session, I’m late.” I said and started to leave.
“ She smells different doesn’t she?” my mother said and I stopped dead in my tracks before I turned around to look at her.
“ How do you know?” I asked and she smiled at me.
“ I just did.” She said and I took one last look at her before I left her in the woods.
What does this all mean? I know that half wolves smell different but they don’t smell good. Emerald however smelled perfectly fine - like soft rain and roses. Her scent was that unique and maybe that was why I couldn’t get my mind off her.
When I returned to the Zenith Hall, she was with Freya, Alan and a blond girl I didn’t know. Anger overwhelmed me when I saw Alan look at her a certain way – like he wants her. I would have to put him in his place.
“ What was it like - when he kissed you what did it feel like?” Nora was asking but I didn’t know what to say. Sincerely I had no words to describe how I felt when he kissed me but… It felt like I would never feel that way except by him. Although I thought both of us would be able to tell that we were mates instead, it seemed that only he could tell that I was his mate, I didn’t quite have a clear conviction that he had and it bothered me.
“ There’s no way she could possibly put it in words, Dracah isn’t just any wolf Nora – he’s THE Alpha and that just beats whatever kiss Emerald has shared with literally anyone,” Freya said.
Alan who had been smiling or in a generally good mood all this while suddenly got annoyed. He frowned as he ate his food and I could sense some sort of tension between him, his friends, and myself.
“ So you’re going to be the next Luna,” a girl said as she looked at me enviously but I didn’t respond to her. I was thinking about how the title Luna was actually my real name but they didn’t know that, they must never know.
“ There’s no way of knowing that, he may be mistaken. Until the next full moon when we all turn, Emerald isn’t the Luna it could be a mistake.” Alan said as he shifted uncomfortably on his seat.
“ Oh come on, we know you like her but she’s already taken by Dracah. If I were you I’d do my best to avoid her, no offense Emerald.” Henry, one of Alan’s friends said that earned him a vicious growl from Alan.
“ Someone has a problem with my Luna?” I heard Dracah say as he sat beside me and placed his hands over my shoulder. My entire body responded to the sound of his voice. I was suddenly hot and I just wanted to kiss him on the spot so I held my breath because his scent was so enticing to me.
He looked at me and as his eyes locked on my lips my heart skipped several beats at once. What was this feeling? Just looking at him was hectic enough for my heart, what would happen to me if we did something more intimate?!
I looked away from him and he tucked my hair behind my ear before he kissed my neck making me shiver visibly in front of everyone. He tried to kiss my neck again but I blocked his lips with my palm instead and he smiled at me!
I never saw him smile – not even once. It was either a smirk or an evil grin, never anything genuine like this. His once intimidating face became soft as his smile widened and he then he ate the cherry on my plate.
I was too busy watching him chew and swallow to notice Alan glaring at him. The second I snapped out of it and noticed him, I tried to warn him but Dracah beat me to it.
“ If you don’t keep your eyes under control you might not have any more eyes to glare at me with, Alan.” He said and ended his statement with a very deadly growl.
“ I didn’t do anything wrong?” Alan argued and everyone kept quiet. It was strange how a large hall would suddenly become quiet whenever someone seemingly tried to defy Dracah. You wouldn’t even think they’re listening until it becomes dead silent.
“ Do you want to say that again?” Dracah asked, this time his eyes were red. Alan didn’t need someone to tell him that he should shut it.
“ You… I don’t know if you liked Emerald before and I don’t care but from now on she’s mine. “ Dracah said possessively while I watched Alan swallow his food like it was a rock before he downed a glass of grape juice.
“ Until the next full moon according to Lygard rules, we can’t be sure that she’s yours,” Alan said and I could feel Dracah’s temper running wild. How did I feel that?
“ You have one minute to get as far away from me as possible Alan or you might not live to see that full moon you’re so obsessed with,” Dracah said as he placed his hands on the table calmly but his eyes said another. Even his muscles were already set to attack Alan any minute now if no one stops him.
“ Dracah…” I said to him nervously as I touched his arm. He looked at me and realized that he was almost standing up. The look in his eyes when he looked at me was so different from the glare he had when he was looking at Alan – it was almost as if he was asking my permission to attack Alan or not and when I shook my head he grunted and sat down.
All eyes were on me after that but I didn’t know why. Wasn’t it normal for a guy to listen to a girl he likes?
Dracah ran his hands through his hair and then pulled me abruptly to him and then he said, “ let’s go talk outside,” to which I nodded but when I looked at the faces of other betas they looked confused.
Dracah led me to the lake where I once practiced as an Omega and sat on the bare ground. I watched as he sat there while his hair was carried by the cool evening breeze. He was perfect, I really liked him and I can’t deny the fact that when he touches me my body reacts in a way I’ve never reacted to a man before.
But I still feared that I was missing something. The way he could tell that I was his mate – that conviction, why do I not have it? I only feel the irresistible attraction to him and that was it! Maybe it is because I’m part Wolf, if not I should’ve been able to –
“ Emerald,” he said to me and I snapped out of my thoughts.
“ Come, sit with me.” He said with a gentle smile while I stood there feeling dazed at the fact that he could be gentle with me. I eventually gathered enough courage not to walk like jelly until I reached where he sat because my legs were weak from our fight.
Luna We sat there quietly and watched the Omegas train from across the lake. He said not a word to me and neither did I. I mean, what could I say? I never spoke to him well before in my life yet I always had the biggest crush on him – a crush I buried deep because I knew I should be wary of him. Our first conversation was that night in the woods when he suddenly kissed me. I flustered when I thought about how it felt like to be kissed by Dracah and then the longest conversation we had was when we fought today. But deep down, I doubted Dracah was right about me being his mate because I was an enemy. “ What are you thinking about?!” he asked, startling me. “ I was just…thinking about us,” I admitted. “ Us?” he asked softly and I looked at him in surprise. “ Why do you always do that? You always look surprised at literally everything I do.” He said. “ I – it’s just that I’ve never actually he
Luna I could barely breathe as I watched Keiran’s eyes dart from me and then to the ground as he said, “ there’s a Sigardian in our midst.” Dracah looked at me and I almost started begging but Rue stopped me, “ it may not be you” she said but I found that so hard to believe. “ Emerald your boobs are umm…” Keiran was trying to say but the look Dracah gave him to shut him up. Dracah looked at me and I gave him a questioning look when he bit his lip to keep him from laughing and pointed at my chest. I almost died of embarrassment when I saw that one of my breasts was literally sticking out of my bra and it looked weird through my shirt. " Oh my God!" I shrieked and turned around to adjust my bra but Dracah slid his hands through my top as he helped me out. I was scolding myself and wondering just how stupid and clumsy I was that I didn’t notice my bra mishap but when his hand touched my skin I forgot all about that a
Luna He would kill me if he finds out what I am, that’s the only truth that exists about the two of us. I shifted uncomfortably as I watched the teacher mash several herbs in a small mortar. “ This is how you make a quick remedy for brutal wounds,” Miss Doreen our potion instructor said as she motioned at the purple paste in the mortar. I gagged and almost puked because of how bad it smelled, but that didn’t go unnoticed by her. “ A true potential Luna,” she said and everyone stared at me. “ What?” I asked and they looked at Miss Doreen since it was her statement that drew their attention to me in the first place. “ Well, a Luna wouldn’t need to make herbs out of leaves to heal any of her people because she has the gift of healing in her bloodstream.” She said with a smile but I was feeling very edgy. “ I don’t exactly see what that has to do with me,” I said, folding my hands but Freya nudged me with her elbow
Luna I paced up and down in the large room I was taken to. It was beautiful and warm, just how I liked it but it was boring. This was nothing different from prison because no one can come to see me until the full moon. The only persons allowed to come in here are the aids of the Alpha. They came in earlier to give me soap and toiletries for my evening bath. They even gave me clothes and food, it was obvious that I was being treated like a Luna already and I wasn’t happy. I lay on the bed and my mind drifted to my stay in Sigard. I never was happy there either since I was ostracized by my sisters so badly that eighty percent of the population didn’t know that my father had a fifth daughter. I remembered how my sisters would make me wear a veil over my face because they said I was too hideous to go around walking with my face killing people. The worst was when they said the ugliest thing about me was my hair, and that it was just as red as the b
Luna They kept me locked in the room till the next morning. I had no idea what they used to shut the door because I couldn’t break the door and Rue wouldn’t help me either, if she wasn’t so stubborn I would’ve been able to jump out the window but my fear of heights was something I couldn’t overcome without Rue. The loud clanking of whatever large padlock they had used in locking me in, woke me up from my sleep. I didn’t even realize that I slept! How could I have slept when Alan’s life was in danger?! I would not be able to forgive myself if anything happened to Alan. I quickly sat up on my bed so that they would not think I slept even a bit last night. Janelle walked in with the padlock in her hands and stared at me with judging eyes. “ Dracah has summoned you to the Lycan square,” she said and dumped the padlock on the floor. “ You fucked up Emerald, never has any heir apparent been this humiliated
Luna “ Emerald, you shouldn’t have done what you did. I’m so sad that this happened, you finally became beta, then you were this close to being Luna after Dracah’s mother, now I get back from the Rogue quarters and you’re back to being an Omega?!” Mrs. Wade was saying to me as I ate my breakfast in their dining room. “ This is terrible Emerald, you just made yourself a very big enemy to Alpha Remorah’s family – what you did has not only humiliated us but also our already humiliated family!” Mr. Wade said to me but I said nothing. They were angry, it would blow off very soon. “ What are we ever going to do with you? Since you came I don’t think things have been going well with us.” Mrs. Wade said with a sigh, making me drop my form in anger as I looked at her. “ This is unbelievable. So your son, Alan kisses me but somehow it’s all my fault? He doesn’t have a single part to play in this??” I asked, folding my hands and waiting for wha
DracahI sensed something was wrong the minute I felt a build up of pain in my head. I growled and the rest of my sparring partners surrendered in an instant while I turned around to see what was the cause of my discomfort.It was Emerald, Yvonne must’ve been mad to have actually kept her arm around Emerald’s neck, hoping to get her to surrender. I’ve sensed Emerald’s wolf – she’s stubborn! I knew Emerald would die if I didn’t do something but I didn’t want to look like a hypocrite in front of everyone so I mind-linked with keiran to stop Yvonne.“ What are you doing?! She was about to-““ – you were about to kill her!” keiran growled at Yvonne louder than how I’d ordered him to.He carried her straight to the healers for treatment and all I could feel in that moment was pain – Emerald’s pain. What could she have possibly gone through for her
Dracah“ She’s what?” I exploded the second I heard from Ethan that Emerald was planning on leaving. Was she out her mind? Where does she think she’ll go?All these thoughts kept running through my head in a circle. I tossed on my bed, contemplating if I should defy my father’s orders and leave the quarters in search of Emerald.“ You could’ve avoided all this if you hadn’t kissed that Amanda girl” Diane, my sister said and I started to regret her presence since she came back from Jenthra pack where her mate was.“ This isn’t about Amanda, she doesn’t care about that. This is Yvonne’s fault,” I argued while she rolled her eyes.“ You’re such a douchebag, Yvonne shouldn’t even be in your life if you’d been responsible.” She said as she ate out of her bowl of ice cream.“ Are you serious? We’re about