I looked outside the window, and the leaves were starting to fall. Another season will enter; here I am waiting for Valen’s call. It’s time. We will be going to his company, and I’ll be cooperating with him. I’ll have my father’s last will and, hopefully, have my father’s company back in my hands.
I sighed deeply as I watched the kids run around the wide garden of the main house. Aunt Elina will cook them some sweets today, that’s why they are here. I still can’t understand why they respect Valen and Aunt Elina so much.
Like in a country, they are the president. The government, but then they also live here in the City of Bloom. My forehead creased, though evading my mind. I heard a knock on the door.
I looked at Aunt Elina and gave her a small smile. She smiled back and entered my room.
“How was your therapy?” she asked.
“It’s great, and I love talking to my doctor,” I answered.
She went towards me and looked at the window. She smiled again as she saw the kids running around.
“They look so carefree,” I mumbled.
She looked at me, and her eyes were full of emotions.
“I feel sad, Selene,”
“Why?” I asked jokingly. I know why she’s feeling this way. She already loved me like her own daughter.
“You’re leaving,” she sadly answered.
“I am not yet leaving, Aunt Elina. We will just be finding the will. I'm not yet sure that I’ll have it back already, but don’t worry if we ever find it and I’m back in my normal life, you can always visit me!”
She didn’t answer me anymore and just pulled me into a tight hug. I hugged her back and felt the warmth of a loving mother from her. How I wish my mom was here to hug me like this also whenever I am sad and need it.
“Thank you so much, Aunt Elina,” I murmured.
“I don’t want you to go, Selene.”
I can hear the sadness in her voice. It makes my heartache. I do not want to leave but I need this. I don’t belong here with them. Something’s telling me that it’s not right that I will stay here for a long time.
I also want to go back and reclaim what is truly mine because I believe that my dad won’t let this happen if he was alive, he may love my stepmother but I am his top priority, I get what I want. I get what I deserve.
“Let’s spend my remaining days here with you creating memories, okay Aunt Elina? I’ll be your sweetest daughter!” I cheerfully said.
Words won’t be enough to thank her for all the generosity she gave me while I was here. I’ll make sure to give back for her kindness one day.
“Okay! Then come with me and let’s make some cookies for the kids!” she happily said and pulled me out of the room already.
I giggled as we went down their grand staircase. We went directly to the kitchen and the ingredients were already fixed. Maybe I should create some mini cheesecakes for the kids.
“Aunt Elina, how about you make some cookies and I’ll make some mini cheesecakes, do you have cream cheese available?” I asked as I started to look at the ingredients on the countertop.
“Oh, that would be great Selene. I didn’t know that you bake desserts as well,”
“And wait, I know I have cream cheese here,” she continued and looked for the ingredients that I am asking her for.
When daddy was still alive, I really wanted to open my own cafe because I love baking and mixing drinks. But then now, I guess I can’t do it as there is a company waiting for me.
Aunt Elina gave me the ingredients which are cream cheese, lemon, eggs, sugar, cornstarch, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and crushed graham. I started to create the crust first, with unsalted butter, crushed graham, and sugar.
“Aunt Elina, let me use the oven okay?!” I shouted as she was on the other side of this wide kitchen.
I baked the crust for five minutes and started mixing the ingredients for the cheesecake. I was smiling the whole time while making the cheesecake, I love this. I love creating desserts.
Fifteen minutes into mixing and tasting the cream cheese, I already pre-heated the oven and now it’s ready to be baked for another twenty minutes. I washed my hands after fixing the pre-made cheesecakes in the oven and went outside of the kitchen to look for the kids.
I heard their tiny little voices in the backyard garden so I went there. As I reached the door I saw them talking to Valen. I stopped and looked at them.
“Alpha! Alpha!” the other kid jumped while saying that.
I frowned. Alpha?
“Yes?” Valen answered while smiling. Wow, he loves kids?
“Nothing! Thank you for being kind to us, you always let us play here in the main house and Luna Elina would always bake some sweets for us!” the cute little girl with blonde hair said.
Luna? Aunt Elina?
I was just staring at them when Valen looked in my direction, he stared at me and looked back at the kids when they started to pull his arm.
He smiled at them and he pointed at me. The kids looked at me and they smiled. I smiled back and opened the door to get out.
“Hello, Miss Visitor!” the boy with cute dimples said.
“Hello sir,” I mumbled and smiled.
As I was in front of them, I sat down to level with them. They giggled as I smiled sweetly at them.
“You look so gorgeous, Miss Visitor!” the cute little girl said and went to me. I smiled and gave her a hug.
“And you also look radiant, my love,” I whispered. She smiled and I stood up.
“Let’s go kids, Aunt Elina and I already finished making your desserts!” I happily said. They cheered and started walking to the inside of the main house.
Valen was still there looking at us. I looked at him.
“Will you also go inside?” I asked.
He just stared at me for a while.
“No, I’ll have some things to do,” he coldly said and went out of the way.
Geez, that man. Sometimes, I can’t understand his mood. Anyway, I shrugged my shoulders and followed the kids inside. My cheesecake is already done and I opened the oven.
“Wow, is that cheesecake Miss Visitor?” the boy with red hair asked.
I nodded, “Yes! Do you want some?” I asked.
He nodded and clapped his hands. But the cheesecakes were still hot so I couldn't put the mixed fruit syrup that I made.
“But they are still hot. What if you just bring some to your house later when you go home?” I asked because they still can't eat this. I need to refrigerate it.
“Oh, okay Miss Visitor, I would love to!” he answered.
The other kids were already eating the cookies that Aunt Elina made when she entered the kitchen.
“Oh the love kids are here already!” she exclaimed.
“Hello, Luna Elina!” They greeted her. Her eyes widened and looked at me. I just smiled at her.
I wonder why they call her Luna. Because that’s a sign of respect for them. I didn’t mind it anymore and just fixed the cheesecakes inside the refrigerator.
I smiled watching the kids eat. Aunt Elina gave me a warm smile also and I know that I can never forget every moment that I live here.
I watched her enter the main house. I will be lying to myself if I won’t admit that I am attracted to him but then I am a wolf and she is a human. She has a life different from us, from me. Will I be selfish if I asked her to just stay and I will open myself to her?
Will my pack accept her if I made her their Luna? I do not have a mate and she is the first woman in my life who I captured my attention like this. The way she talked with the kids earlier I can’t help but imagine that we’ll have kids.
She’ll be a great mother, her sweet smile. But then I don’t want to cause her another trauma of being with us, it will be hard to sink in. She’s still battling another trauma, I want to help her, talk with her but it’s not right.
“Alpha,” he looked at Liam, his beta.
“I have news for you,” Liam said and handed him an envelope.
He opened it and he knows exactly what it is.
“We found it,” Liam continued.
He doesn't know what to feel. Selene will leave his pack once this letter lands in her hands already. He knows that Selene loves it here but he also knows that Selene wants to have everything back.
He sighed deeply.
“You’re attracted to her,” Liam stated.
I looked at him and he just laughed at me.
“I’m sorry Alpha but you are my best friend, Valen. I know you, you were never like this with anyone. I never saw anything like this. You can be selfish and tell her that the letter was not found,” he chuckled and tapped my shoulder.
I shook my head.
“No, she wants this. I can't take this away from her just because I am attracted to her,” I mumbled and looked once again at the envelope.
“You're whipped, Alpha!” Liam teased me. I didn’t mind him anymore and made up my mind.
I walked inside the main house and found the kids still eating. My mom is also there but Selene is nowhere to be seen.
My mom looked at me. She smiled. I nodded at her.
“Your father will be home in a few days, Valen,” she said.
“Good for him,” I coldly answer. My father already asked for forgiveness, he is always out to still find a way on how to lift the curse. But I am not expecting anything anymore.
“Where is Selene?” I asked. She just looked at me with those eyes. Of course she’s my mother and she will notice it.
“Upstairs,” she answered. I turned my back already and went upstairs. As I reached her door I was hesitant to knock at first.
I sighed. I looked at the envelope I was holding and placed it inside my coat.
I knocked at her door and a few seconds later, she opened it. I looked at her, directly in her eyes.
Chapter 7Selene I look at Valen as he is standing in front of my bedroom door here in their main house, telling me that it’s time already. I can find my voice to speak so I breathe deeply. “Yo-you found it?” I said stuttering and almost losing my voice to even finish my question. He stared at me for a while and nodded. And that’s when I burst into tears. I sat down on the floor in front of him. The letter that my dad left me is finally here. It’s time to reclaim what is mine. “Hey, stop crying. Mom might think that I am making you cry,” he said and leveled down with me. He even gave me a handkerchief. I accepted it and laughed a little at what he said. I guess he’s a mama’s boy. He does not want Aunt Elina to be angry at him. I stood up and wiped my tears away. “Will I be able to get back to my father’s company already?” I asked. He nodded. “Yes, but you need to come with me to my company first. We will be talking to my lawyer and he will help you file a case against your st
Chapter 8 Selene I was busy packing my things already when I heard someone open the door, I looked at my back and saw Aunt Elina. I gave her a small smile and continued fixing my clothes into the luggage that Valen bought for me. "Let me help," she softly said and started fixing my clothes also. I do not have many clothes here so one big piece of luggage is enough. "You're not busy?" I asked. She was very busy these past few days because she said that Valen's father will be home in two weeks' time and that she needed to prepare something. Sadly, I won't be able to meet her husband, Valen's father because I am set to leave the next day already. "I'm already done with the things I needed to do. I want to enjoy the last few days with you," she answered. Sadness invades my heart, I can't help the emotion that I am feeling. She's already my mom, and she really treated me like her own daughter because she didn't have one, she only had Valen. "You know, you can visit me in my c
Chapter 9 Selene “Are you ready?” I took a deep breath and looked at Valen who was sitting beside me. There is a lot of press outside the Brown Company, my father’s company. His sweat and blood. “I guess so, it’s now or never,” I answer. “Yes, right. Come and make your big entrance,” he said and was about to open the door of the car but then we saw a woman going out of the building shouting. It’s no other than my step mother. “What is this?” she shouted. We can clearly hear her because all of the press became quiet. “What are you guys doing here in front of my company?” and now she’s angry. I can’t help but smile. Really? Her company. Pathetic woman.. “Your stepmother really has a thick face, huh? Didn’t she know how to fact check? If the company is really hers?” I was shocked at what Valen’s said but I just laughed so that he wouldn't notice it. “Someone called us here because a big news will be coming out so we will wait,” one of the reporters said. I chuckled. “I guess
Chapter 10 VALEN I went straight home, after fixing everything Selene’s need. I can’t understand myself right now, I can explain my emotions. I should be happy that Selene won’t be staying in our pack anymore. My pack freely moves and shifts anytime without worrying that Selene might see them.I looked at the trees on the way home, my car stopped and I saw my mom waiting for me. I sighed deeply, I know she will ask about Selene. She was so fond of Selene because she really wants a daughter. Luckily, she’s not pressuring me to marry someone. I got out of the car and mom immediately went to me. “How is she?” she asked. I chuckled. She didn’t even ask me how the trip was on the way home. Tsk.“She's fine, mother. She can handle herself,” I answered and entered the house already. “Are you sure, Valen?” she asked again and followed me inside my office. I sat down on my chair and started looking at the papers left to me. I have so much work to do. And my mom here is pestering me. It
Chapter 11SELENE Someone knocked on my office door. I looked at it for a while and went back to fixing the boxes of my father’s things left here in the office. “Yes, I come in,” I mumbled softly. I heard the door open and close. Different books are here in the box, I didn’t know my father loved books or these belonged to my mother since she really loves books. But then my father has a sign on it, which belongs to him. I heard the footsteps of the person entering the room stopped in front of me. “Is that how you treat your employees?” I looked at the man who was talking. Jasper. I smiled and stood up, he even helped me. “What are you doing here? Don’t you have work?” I asked and sat down first at the couch. He sat down also and crossed his legs. “Are you settling in nicely?” He answered me with a question as well. Nice. I pressed down the button on the side table so that my assistant would bring us some coffee. “Yes, I think I have. I've fixed the financial papers already,
Chapter 12 SELENE “Are you okay?” Valen asked. I looked at him. What is he doing here? I mean outside my office door, in my own company. I can’t answer him, I’m still shocked by what I’ve read and him being here. What the hell is happening?“Why?” I stuttered asking. He just looked at me and I realized our position. He’s still holding me by the waist. I immediately balanced myself to stand up. He also realized that he was still holding me and immediately let go of me when I balanced myself already. What is this feeling? Just by looking at his eyes, I thought I was lost in another world full of different emotions. Butterflies in my stomach. “You didn’t answer my question,” sternness was evident in his voice. As always. What should I expect from Valen Ashton Craig, right? I rolled my eyes as he was just looking at me. I saw his eyebrow rise but his face immediately went back to just looking at me without any emotions. “I am okay, I guess,” I softly whispered. “I know what it i
Chapter 13 Selene I woke up at the sound of birds chirping. I looked around and saw that this is not my room in my house but my room at the mansion of Valen. Am I really here? I am back at this comfortable place after three months. Valen said that I could find answers here to know who I really am. I am scared because why is this happening to me? I just want to enjoy my life, to create a future for me that I will thank myself one day. I stood up and looked at the window to see the trees dancing with the wind. The comfort that place is giving me is something that I can’t find in the City of Bloom. I took a deep breath and opened the windows. Wind splashed on my face. Home. Can I call this my home? I hugged myself as the wind started to get cold. I closed my eyes to feel it and think of the things happening right now. The other day, I enjoyed fixing the company, attending meetings, and listening to their suggestions. Now, I am here thinking of myself, who I really am? Where do I re
Chapter 14 Selene I spent the rest of my weekend here with Aunt Elina. Traces of Valen are nowhere to be found. Maybe he is busy, but then I need to talk to him already and asked him to take me back to the City of Bloom already. I walk around the living room looking at the pictures of Valen, Aunt Elina, and his dad whom I have not seen nor met yet. Aunt Elina said that he’s out of the country again because of some business. It turns out that Valen’s company belongs to him only. While Aunt Elina and her husband have their own company to support them. I can’t be more amazed on how intelligent Valen is for him to be able to build his own company at such a young age. Indeed he is the youngest billionaire in our country. Yes, in the country not only in the City of Bloom. Anyway, my company will also rise like that one day. Though it’s already in the Top 10 of the country’s best companies. Can’t wait to make it to the Top 5 and I won’t be greedy but it’s a dream to make it to the Top 2