Chapter 6: Decision of The Alpha
Rowan Selous’s pov,
“Rowan, think twice about it. I am not getting any good vibes about it.” Waylen suggested in a warning tone, banging his fist over the table, making a hole in the table as the sound of cracking the table thundered in my office. He was clearly angry with my decision. I knew he would be, as my friend and beta, it was expected from him.
I turned to look back at him, keeping control over my wolf. He never likes to hear someone talking louder than him or me. He lowered his head slightly in respect of his Alpha, but his eyes were still meeting mine.
“I will start preparation, then.” He responded in a mocking tone, glaring at me, showing his unwillingness to do it. Rolling his eyes, he left the office immediately, making loud sounds while taking every step on wooden flooring. We basically grew up together. Only Waylen had the right to talk to me or show his anger at me.
Orson also has that right, but he couldn’t use it ever. He is a fae and mostly spends his time meditating. He lives with me but barely came out of his room. I had saved his life nearly a decade ago and from then; he was with me. He talks far less exactly opposite of Waylen, who barely stops. As a fae, Orson has power regarding the past and future. He can manipulate but as bound to rules of the moon goddess, every fae can guide only without telling the future.
I walked up to the window of my room, gazing out into the deep forest where my cabin was. A small house far away from my pack, a simple way to avoid people. It’s the place where I have spent all my time and recently decided to return to take all responsibility for the pack.
I am the alpha of Crescent pack, but my uncle Silas and aunt Ryane are looking after it in the position of alpha and luna of the pack. After the death of my parents, they took care of me and my pack, but now it’s time to take my responsibilities into my hands. According to rituals, I have to wait until I find a mate, but I have already made a new rule.
To marry someone I barely know. That’s why Waylen was so angry. He wants me to wait until I find my mate, be happy, and have a lot of pups with her. I forgot the name of my bride, but she is my aunt’s niece and lives with the pack. As I rarely visited the pack, so I don’t know about her nor I am going to look at her. I need Luna to rule and she can’t deny the orders of her alpha. My uncle visited a few times and suggested this idea to me, which I liked. This way, every goal will be achieved.
When I was five years old, my father went into a war and never returned. I understand my father had gone when my mother started screaming in pain as the mate bond between them broke. She couldn’t survive that brutality and gave up taking my father’s name in front of my eyes. There wasn’t a day I wouldn’t hear her screams. They came to visit me every night as they fed on me.
My mother paid the price of loving my father so much. Pack members say the stronger the bond, the more painful it will be while breaking. They also say the moon goddess has made werewolves with pairs. Being with their mate will bring a lot of happiness in someone’s life, but the meaning of mate bond in my life was nothing more than a curse. I have seen my mother die because of this malefic mate bond and everyone from the pack was waiting to bind me with one.
I wasn’t ready for that bullshit nor going to be ever. If I have a mate, I want her to be far, far away from me, so she can be at least safe. As an alpha of a strongest pack, going on a war wasn’t a big deal for me, nor getting attacked by other packs and species.
When my life was always engaged in conflicts, my death was always waiting at the doorstep of my room. If I die one day, I will cause tremendous pain to my mate until she dies with it. I don’t want what happened to my mother to happen to my mate.
That’s why my decision to marry another woman before I could find my mate will be the correct one. This way I could keep her far away from me and she will be safe for forever. The death of my mother left an enormous impact on me. I have already prepared to reject my mate the moment she comes in front of me. Moon goddess will be kind enough to grant her another mate.
The Sun was setting. The red, orange light had covered the entire horizon as a blanket over green forest. Walking out of my cabin to take a fresh breath of air. My wolf was excited, counting moments to let him take over me. He didn’t like it when I thought about our mate at all and always fought with me.
A growl broke the silence of the atmosphere as my body temperature started to rise exponentially. I ran towards the densest part of the jungle while hairs were covering my body. My breathing was ragged, changing my demon to an angry one. The size of my body increased tremendously and tore all the clothes while reshaping my bones.
I sped up, digging my paws in the ground. I transformed into a wolf completely. Usually, running across my territory was my duty, but I knew it was just an excuse to be away from everything and everyone. Even though I was away from the pack, living alone in the middle of the forest building a cabin, it wasn’t secluded for me. Forest was the place where my heart calmed down.
After taking a long run in the night forest, a small tickle in my mind halted my pace, forcing me to turn around. Waylen was contacted through a mind link, only few Wolf can achieve the capability to get it and he was one of those. He requested me to return to the cabin.
I picked up the robe from a nearby tree, covering my body after getting into my human form at the back side of the cabin.
I saw worried Waylen was standing outside of the door with Orson, who was smiling brightly at me. As a fae, Orson’s behavior always confuses everyone.
“What’s wrong?” I questioned, approaching both of them, tying the knot tightly around my waist.
“Everything.” Orson joked while bursting into laughter, but calmed himself soon.
“Shut up Orson.” Waylen waved his hand in the air, rolling his eyes at him.
“Silas was shocked as I told him, you are taking over the pack before this full moon by marrying Sharon. Well, your aunt was genuinely happy for you, but your uncle Silas was stunned.” He added further, crossing his hands over his chest. He has hated my uncle Silas since our childhood.
“That was expected. Anything else?” I asked to get inside the cabin, which was lit brightly in the dark middle of the dark forest.
“Naa, they agreed at the end and Sharon was on cloud nine.” Waylen added in a frustrated tone, shutting the door close behind us.
“Told them to get ready in the afternoon for the wedding ceremony.” I ordered while walking towards the dining table for dinner.
Chapter 7 Troubled Mind Rowan’s Pov, My chest was tightening, escalating its beating uncomfortably, making me worried about the unknown, as something is so close to me. The dim, bright sun was shadowed by the dark clouds. Over hundred werewolves were sitting in front of me holding excited and joyed faces, to witness my marriage with Sharon, the niece of my aunt and I was standing to wait for her to complete the ceremony in an open ground in front of holy chalice. Everything was weird for me. I wasn’t excited nor sad, but some kind of uneasiness of poking in my heart as something wasn’t right. The flow of blood was rushing in my veins as I had taken the longest run of my life. It was the first time I was experiencing something which I wasn’t capable of understanding and I knew it wasn’t regarding this marriage thing. My uncle Silas was standing behind me, to support me in this decision. He looked happy as he was retiring soon fro
Chapter 8 Endangered LifeRowan’s pov,The moon was spreading its peacefulness all across the dark forest, but my heart was in turmoil. It was burning with anxiety and fear of something which me and my wolf couldn’t recognize. My battalions had already sent to help King Vincent on the battlefield under the leadership of the Waylen. It would have been convenient if I went with them too, but that night was the weirdest night of my life. He had already noticed my senses were peaked and the weird behavior of my wolf. Their howl noted they are returning to me. It won’t take long for them to reach me. I have to find it in time or I couldn’t later.Everything around me felt like it was telling me an unknown tale. I was getting drawn to the magnificent aroma of moist soil across the ranges instead of the smell of blood from the east. I looked up at the tip of the ranges peeping out from the depth of the forest. They w
Chapter 9: The Green-Eyed Warmth Aylin’s pov, I curl up to the comfortable warmth surrounding me like a cocoon of affection. It was soothing after the impact of freezing water. I pulled that moving source of heat to me, trapping it in my arms. I wasn’t ready to let it away from mbe. Everything felt like a terrible nightmare when I found myself falling into a waterfall, but the warmth made me realize it had already passed and I will open my eyes in my room again. Subtle blow of air tickling my face, I held my pillow tighter to my chest, nuzzling my face in it. An amazing smell of jungle filled my soul, but I felt suffocated when that pillow tried to hug me back. A firm, naked chest came in front of me as soon as I opened my eyes. “Ahhhh ‘’ I screamed, getting startled by the man laying in my bed with me. Pushing him far from me, I struggled to grab a night lamp from the nearby bed table and fell on the floor with a loud bang. The l
Chapter 10: Revealing Unspoken Aylin’s pov, “You are what?” Rowan asked in his deep, hoarse voice. Uncertainty was oozing through his words. Involuntarily, his hands tighten around me more and more. I knew he heard it right, so I kept my mouth shut. His eyes were so startled as he couldn’t even believe it. “Human? How is that possible? I can feel you-” He cut himself, watching me with his wavered eyes. He opened his mouth to complete his word but shut it again, loosening his tight grip over me and taking a step back from me. He stood, straightening his body, crossing his hands over his chest, taking a heavy breath. “How do you enter here?” He questioned after a long pause. Enter? Does he think I crossed the interdimensional pathway to get here? How stupid of him could be. “I am human but haven’t crossed the interdimensional barrier,” I explained, taking a seat over the bed. He didn’t move, but his gaze
Chapter 11: Painful News Aylin’s pov, Rowan nearly dragged me out with him, wrapping his chain-like hands around my waist as my waist was more of his than mine. My resistance did not affect him, but I felt as if he was enjoying it more and more. It was weird of him to treat a stranger as someone close to him. The dining area was vast and had large openings for air and sun. The wooden floor was covered with animal skin carpet below the dining table and the couch across the living room. Every decoration was natural, handmade, and eye-catching. He had a luxurious, cute cabin in the middle of the dense forest, as he wanted to be as close as nature. I could hear the chirping of the birds and the sound of the small animals running across the jungle freely enjoying their freedom, as there is no tomorrow.&nbs
Chapter 12: SufferingAylin's Pov,"Wh-at did yo-u say?" I asked, clutching his shirt furiously in my hand, hoping I had heard wrong but his silence was proving me wrong. Waylen stood there motionless, hanging his head low. My hands started shaking as my mind was processing the stab he made over my heart.“I asked, what did you say?” I demanded in my shaky firm voice pulling him towards me. Tears were already gathered in my eyes threatening me to roll down all over my face. Father can't leave me too. He can't. I know that he doesn't love me but he can't be that cruel to leave me alone in this world. He doesn't prefer to see my face but not punish me with such a barbaric method.“Father? My father can't do this to me, at least not to the Kingdom.” I denied taking steps back from him. A hand gripped over my trembling figure pulling me over a broad warm chest trapping me in the cage of the arms. Rowan was pushing me more in his
Chapter 13 Rowan’s pov, Her muffles were touring my heart, making it difficult to keep myself calm. I know she must be in a lot of pain as her father died, but her tears would not make the situation better, but they were acting like a knife over my heart. I couldn’t control my raging anger and yelled at her, hoping that she would stop her cry. The door of the bedroom burst open, entering the Waylen, who was shocked and demanded me to come out of the bedroom. I need to leave and calm myself down, otherwise, I will keep forcing her to stop making her condition worse. As her mate, every beat of her heart was falling over my ear mingled with her painful cries. I left the room as I wasn't able to see her in that broken state longing to be with her father. Waylen fol
Chapter 14: Looking For Comfort Rowan’s pov, My wolf’s word felt like a burning sword implied through my heart, as he uncovered the truth over me. She never said something like this nor talked candidly, accepting me as her mate. ‘I know it’s hard to accept it, but that’s what the moon goddess blessed us with.’ My wolf tried to console me. It was a shock for me, as she would never experience what I feel about her ever. The mate bond which every creature envies our kind for this blessing with. But she couldn’t sense me and my feelings. If I tell her, I am her fated mate. I can bet she will refuse to accept. ‘But we both are bound to stay beside her, protect her, cherish her. She is our princess.’ He reminded me, making me wonder about his subtle side which I was never able to see as her presence burst a