Once I got downstairs I stopped in the kitchen to ask Grace if she can make some soup to take up to Aiden. He is so underweight and malnourished the doctor ordered light foods to start with or it may make him sick. So I thought soup sounded perfect.
Grace is like a mother to me. She practically raised me. She moved into the pack house when I was still in diapers to help take care of me.
She's older, I think in her 80s but you couldn't tell. With werewolf aging, we age so much slower than humans.She looks like shes in her late 30's.She became the head cook in the kitchen when I was in my early teens.
Grace is a kind lady. She's sweet and has that motherly personality to her. She's the perfect person to send up to Aiden and hopefully make him feel more comfortable.
Grace is already aware of the situation with Aiden and that he's my mate. After talking to her I headed over to my office.
I sat there and just stared at the door for a while. I was so confused I didn't know what to think.
When he told me he was an alpha I was terrified. I thought for sure I just found myself right back in the same situation. But he somehow seems different than my last alpha.
Even though he looks scarier, his eyes were softer. They didn't have that hard mean stare that I always got from alpha Maxwell. And the way he seemed sad at my reaction puzzle me.
I eventually started looking around taking my surroundings in. I was laying on a big soft bed with giant poles coming up from all four corners.
They had beautiful carvings going up them, I'd never seen anything like it before. The sheets were so soft and silky. I didn't know sheets could be this soft.
I looked to the right of the bed and there's windows from floor to ceiling. The sun was shining and it looked really nice outside.
I tried to talk to my wolf but I couldn't reach him. It's like he was sleeping or not there. It made me feel kind of empty.
I decided to get up to see if I can find a place to go to the bathroom. My bladder felt like it was going to burst.
I pulled the covers back and slowly pulled my legs over the edge of the bed. I felt really weak still and dizzy for a moment.
I put my feet on the floor and my knees felt wobbly. I started to take a couple steps then my knees buckled and I crumpled to the floor. Just then someone knocked on the door and a lady walked in.
I immediately looked down afraid to make eye contact. I was never allowed to make eye contact with anyone at my old pack. Especially with the alpha. That would definitely end up with a punch to the face.
She immediately gasped and said, "oh honey what happened?" and shuffled over to a table and sat down whatever was in her hand and hurried over to me. She went to reach for me and I flinched away because I thought she was going to hit me.
She stopped reaching for me and slowly knelt down next to me. " Honey I'm not going to hurt you. I just want to help you up, here let me help you."
Her voice was so calming and she sounded so nice so I slowly looked up at her and nodded my head. She reached under my arms and helped me up then sat me back on the edge of the bed.
She asked me what happened, why was I on the floor? I stuttered a bit "I-I was trying to go to the ba-bathroom."
"Oh honey, here let me help you then." She said. I lifted my arm to her and she helped me into the bathroom. Once I was done she helped me back and into bed.
After helping me back in bed she walked over to the table and brought a tray over to me then set it down on my lap.
"I made you some soup and a dinner roll as well and some orange juice. We need to get some food in you to get you stronger." She said.
It smelled delicious my mouth instantly started watering. I look back up at her and she was just sitting on the edge of the bed with a gentle smile on her face.
I looked back down at the food and brought a shaky hand to grab the spoon. I was a little nervous because I was never allowed to eat something this nice before. I wasn't sure if this was a sick joke and she was going to smack it out of my hand once I started eating and laugh at me.
I looked at her again but all I saw was kindness in her eyes and a gentle smile on her face still, so I slowly brought a bite to my mouth. As soon as I tasted it I closed my eyes and hummed from how good it was.
My eyes popped open immediately embarrassed by the sound I made. I felt my cheeks heat up a little bit.
She chuckled and smiled real big. "Oh honey you're so cute, I'm so glad you like it!" She said.
"My name is Grace darling. What is your name sweetheart?"
I quietly stuttered out, "m-my name is Aiden." Then I took another bite. My goodness this is so good. I quickly took another bite and then another bite.
"Whoa slow down honey, don't go too fast you're going to make yourself sick!" She said then chuckled again. After I was finished she took the tray from me and set it aside.
She asked me if I'd like to get cleaned up and take a shower. She said she would go get me some clean clothes.
My eyes lit up. "A-a shower?" I questioned.
I've never been able to take a shower before.
She furrowed her eyebrows and cocked her head to the side. "Yes honey, a shower. You have used one before right?"
I looked down at my lap and started playing with my fingers.I was a little embarrassed and felt my eyes sting a little bit. I shook my head no, afraid to use my words.
"Oh honey." She said as she reached over and rub my arm. "Come on let me help you in there."
She showed me how the shower worked and then left the bathroom and close the door. I looked around the bathroom. It was huge!
I stripped my clothes off, which by the way I have no idea whose clothes I'm wearing. I was wearing a white T-shirt and gray sweatpants. But they smelled nice. They smell just like the alpha. I brought the shirt up to my nose and inhale deeply. His scent was so intoxicating it made me lightheaded.Why did he smell so good?
I turn the shower on like she showed me and when it got warm I stepped underneath the water. It was so warm and felt so good against my skin. I laid my head back and closed my eyes and just let the water run over me.
After staying like that for a while I grabbed a rag and soap and cleaned myself up. When I was done I got out and dried off with the biggest fluffiest towel I've ever seen.
When I was done I remembered Grace said she was going to get me some clothes. I wasn't sure where she was going to put them, so I wrapped the towel around myself and slowly open the door and peeped out.
I saw a stack of clothes sitting on the end of the bed and I didn't see grace anywhere. I walked out grab them and went back in to get dressed.
When I came back out I wasn't sure what to do so I just climbed back in the bed. I sat there for a little while and eventually got bored and lonely so I laid down. I thought Grace or the alpha would come back in sometime soon.
I suddenly realized I missed the alpha for some reason.
"Thaddeus." I said quietly.
For some reason I wanted to see how his name felt when I said it. It was the first time I've said his name out loud.I liked it.It made me smile.I close my eyes and drifted off to sleep.
Thaddeus POVAfter the meeting with Alpha Michael we headed down to the cell to interrogate the rogue from the other night. No matter how much we tortured him he would not give us any information. I left him passed out and had the doctor go tend to him so that we can continue tomorrow. I don't want him dying on me until I can get some information out of him.I just got back into the pack house. I'm going to use the shower down here because I'm covered in blood and I don't want to scare Aiden going into the room looking like this.By the time I headed up to the room it was already almost midnight. I'm sure Aiden's already asleep.I quietly go into the room, not wanting to wake, or scare him.As soon as I get in there and shut the door I look over at the bed. He's laying there sleeping all wrapped up in the sheets. He has the sheets wrapped in tangled all aroun
Aiden's POVI open the door from the bathroom and slowly peeked out. I didn't see the alpha anywhere. I slowly came out of the bathroom and notice he left some clean clothes neatly folded at the end of the bed.I looked around the room for him and couldn't find him anywhere. I checked the closet as well thinking maybe he was in there changing or something.I went back over to the bed and got dressed then sat on the end of the bed confused.I thought we were going downstairs to eat. That is what he said right.?Maybe I made him mad and now I don't get to eat breakfast.That must be it, I made him mad and as punishment I don't get to have breakfast now. My stomach tightened and knotted at the thought of that. I felt my eyes sting as tears built up in my eyes and then slowly began to fall.Gosh I'm s
Thaddeus POVWe just finished eating and I set everything aside. I figured now's a good time to ask him some questions."Aiden I'd like to know who did this to you?" He looked a little nervous then looked down fiddling with his fingers."I know it's probably hard for you to talk to me because you don't really know me. But I really care about you, I want to know what happened to you and who did this to you?You don't have to be afraid to talk to me. I'm not going to hurt you. You're safe here now and I will make sure of it. I won't let anyone hurt you again."He looked up a little bit, but still looked apprehensive about looking me in the eyes. I reached over and lifted his chin up more. "Aiden look at me... It's okay!" I said in a soft voice.I let out a sigh when he still wouldn't look me in the eyes."Can
Thaddeus POV I made my way to the training grounds and spotted Marcus yelling at some of the warriors and correcting their stances. Marcus is my lead warrior. He is the best and strongest warrior and does a great job training. Marcus is tall around 6'6. He's strong and very well built. He has light brown skin, long dark brown hair in dreads but he pulls them back during training.I'd say Xander and Marcus are pretty close in strength but not as strong as me. Marcus is a little faster then Xander which is one way he ends up taking him down so during training. When he spots me he yells to the warriors to continue with training and walks over to me with a concern look on his face. I guess he could tell how I was feeling by my expression and the aura rolling off of me. He walks up and grasp my shoulder as he says, "hey what's going on man?" Marcus just like Xander is really close to me. They're both like brothers and we always look out for each other. I haven't known him as long as X
Thaddeus POVAiden was asleep when I came into the room, so I quietly went into the bathroom and took a shower.After I was done I came out of the bathroom and he was still sleeping.He looks so adorable all wrapped up in the blankets sleeping. He's face down again. Everytime I see him sleeping he's face down. He must really like sleeping on his stomach. I smiled to myself, how adorable.I make my way over to his side of the bed. I gently brushed the hair away from his face and stroke his cheek with my thumb as he slowly opens his eyes and looks at me.I smiled at him then said "hi."He smiled back at me and said "hi."I swear my heart skipped a beat. Goddess I swear he's perfect. Thank you so much moon goddess for giving me a second chance mate, this wonderful blessing."It's lunch
Aiden's POVThaddeus seemed angry all of a sudden. Then Marcus suddenly took off out the front door.Xander started to get up but Thaddeus told him to stay here with me.I was confused, I didn't know what was going on.Thaddeus looked at me and firmly told me to stay here don't leave the pack house.Suddenly Thaddeus backed away from the table, turning his chair as he leaned forward and shifted into his wolf then took off.Under different circumstances I would have been in awe and took the time to admire his wolf because he was gorgeous! Also quite intimidating.I had never seen a wolf so big before.I'm sure if I was standing, his eyes would be eye level with mine.I can't believe he actually made it through the front door without tearing it apart.Both sides of his wolf actually scraped
Aiden's POVI held her for a few more moments until her sobs started to slow down. Just then an angry Xander came bursting through the front door and came to a screeching halt on the front porch. He took the scene then his body suddenly stiffened and his Jaws clenched.Her body stiffened up too as she glanced over my shoulder at Xander.She stared at him for a moment then shook her head as if she was shaking off something she was thinking.I pulled her away from me so I could talk to her. " Who are you?" Why do I feel like I know you? I asked while pulling off my shirt and handing it to her since she was naked.She looked at me strange while slipping the shirt on then said,"you don't remember me?" I slowly shook my head and said "no." "It's me, Abigail.... I'm your sister!" She said.Sister I thought to myself.
Thaddeus POVAfter running around for a while trying to blow off some steam. I finally came to the river. I went over and took a drink from it then laid down with my head on my paws.I must have dozed off but I was awoken by the sound of a twig snapping. I shot up instantly looking in the direction that the sound came from. I let out a low growl in warning at whoever it was.Suddenly Marcus came walking out from behind a tree and said, "whoa Alpha! Down killer it's just me."He walked over and sat down beside me. He chucked some rocks into the river. I just laid my head back on my paws.He spoke up finally,"So what happened? Why did you run off?"I scuffed at him. "You saw what happened!" I responded through the mind link."He had his arms all wrapped around her and she was just c