“Are you excited?” Mum asked as she fixed my wedding dress. My green eyes met hers through the mirror, it was the one thing her and I had in common as I seemed to look nothing like her. Her hair was blonde while I was a brunette, she was taller and stronger than I was, while I was somewhat petite and shorter.
Fucks sake, I was a WOLF! We didn’t get married. Well, unless it was human, but this is a different case. The man is NOT human!
“Very, you’re making me marry a man who isn’t my mate. Not only that, the man would be mating with me, I would be forced to comply” I said looking at her through the mirror “and I don’t even need to mention that the man is a bloody mafia don! Of all the people that you could have chosen for me, you chose a bloody Russian Pakhan!”
“Natalia, you know that it is impossible for you to find a mate. You getting married to Damien would only make you stronger, why are you so angry about that?” Mum asked. I took a deep breath, forcing myself to calm down as she reminded me of a fact that I had nothing to do with. I was punished for HER sin, and now I was paying for it too “mafia or not, the man has been fair with you since the engagement party. I haven’t seen or heard anything of him that seemed suspicious toward you…”
“Mum, how about we get this stupid dress done with, and we get out of here. I can’t argue with you about this any longer, and it seems like whatever I’ll say won’t make a difference anyway. Therefore, the faster we’re done with this bloody wedding, the better” I said stopping her, I turned to face her and she shook her head in disappointment at me; however, she didn’t bother answering me as she handed me my flower bouquet.
I had just graduated. I was hoping to go and complete my masters. But no, mum had to bring in that bloody man for me to marry, and the funny part was; she didn’t want me to state my mind about it. Fucks sake, she didn’t even ask my opinion about it. They just went on ahead, introducing us, and forcing us into a wedding as to keep his ‘public image’ intact.
The two of us walked out of the room and toward the hall where the wedding would be held. I would be walking down the aisle by myself. Not having a father or a pack to begin with; I had to fight back a sigh knowing that it would be both rude, and uncalled for. I always knew my fate, there was no need to start being a brat about it now.
I took a deep breath and put on my best smile before nodding at one of the security guards to open the door for me to walk out just as the music started playing. My eyes widened at the number of men and women who were seated, all of them from the Leonov side of the family, or family friends. The only members that I could consider my family were my mum, and my two best friends who were watching me from their seats. All three of them looking proud of seeing me walking down that bloody aisle, the aisle that ended with a death certificate, a Leonov one, one that you couldn’t easily get out of as far as I understood.
I looked at him.
The man that I was destined to be with.
His eyes met mine and he smiled. His smile not reaching his eyes. Of course, why would a hybrid, and a Pakhan want to be with me.
His family had arranged this wedding for him just as mum arranged it for me. When all was over, each of them would end up going back to his normal life while the two of us would be forced to comply and live with one another. However, being wolves, our wedding wasn’t valid until we’ve mated, and knowing what was to come; I couldn’t help but want to shy back and run.
He took my hand as I reached him and pulled me to stand in front of him. His blue eyes landing on my green ones before he cupped my cheeks and kissed my forehead, making a show for his guests.
“Welcome over, little wolf”
I wrapped my arm around his neck as he wrapped his around my waist. The two of us swaying to the music, making sure to keep our smiles on our lips despite them not reaching our eyes.
“Natalia?” My best friend called from behind me. I looked at Damien for permission, already knowing my place, and the man nodded, unwrapping his arm from around me and allowing me to head to my friend who had a box in his hand. He handed me the small box and I smiled opening it.
“Kyle” I said as my eyes watered when I opened the box. It had a crystal necklace, carved as a wolf. Kyle wasn’t a wolf himself, but he was by my side when I shifted for the first time. Thankfully, he didn’t consider me a monster when that happened, and stuck beside me since.
“Congratulations, love” he said as I hugged him tightly. I had to fight back crying as not to mess his shirt with my makeup. He pulled away and wiped my tears before kissing my forehead “take a good care of her, Damien. She’s a precious jewel, and I’m sure you’ll know how to treat her right”
Damien simply nodded in response, wrapping his arm around me as he pulled me from my friend to his side. His eyes were fixed on the necklace for a second before he slowly removed it from the box and put it around my neck for me “a necklace from a friend, is to be put on as a memory of the night”
“You speaking of riddles like this is getting old” I whispered under my breath. The man has spoken his first riddle when we first met, and despite not understanding it, he didn’t bother explaining it to me, and if I were being honest; I didn’t bother asking about it to understand anyway.
“Why? Isn’t a girl’s wedding her best memory?”
“When she wants it, and last I checked; the two of us aren’t even supposed to have a wedding” I said turning to face him “unless you’re not the hybrid that you claim to be”
“Well, consider yourself lucky; you wore the white dress every girl opts for, and you’re going to be mated like any wolf would” he whispered leaning toward my ear “and only then will I show you the hybrid that I claim to be”
Damien:I watched as my wife said her goodbye before she approached me. Her emerald green eyes meeting my blue ones. I wrapped my arm around her, pulling her to me, knowing that people were still looking at us. The woman was doing her best to act normal despite being forced into this just as I was.“Smile, little wolf, people are still watching” I whispered before hugging her and kissing her forehead. She put her hand on my chest, right over my beating heart, and I smiled. People took us pictures and the two of us made sure to make our pictures look as presentable as possible. We both knew that our wedding would be spoken of everywhere, being who I was, the two of us knew that we had to hold our proper image.“Thank you for the unneeded reminder” she said pushing me away. I kept my arm wrapped around her as we both walked toward the limo. Her mum was headed to the airport as to head back to London. I had tried getting the woman to stay ba
Natalia:“Where are we going again?” I asked Damien who was driving. I didn’t even know when he brought his car considering the fact that his driver was the one who dropped us off here.“One of our restaurants. It has been closed for the evening for the two of us, and I figured we could have a ‘romantic’ dinner on our first wedding night” Damien said casually.“So, the big mafia Leonov Pakhan is closing a restaurant for a romantic date with a wife he didn’t want?” I asked raising an eyebrow at the man. Damien sighed and parked the car in front of the restaurant, looking me in the eye.“You do know that being Pakhan doesn’t make me a barbarian, Natalia” Damien answered getting out of the car. He vampire sped toward my side of the door, opening it for me “come on, little wolf”“Stop calling me that” I snapped at him.“I’ll call you
Damien:“I hope you’re not doing anything to mess your night up” mom said through the phone. Natalia went to the bathroom and I sighed when mom called me for the fifth time tonight. It was hard enough controlling myself around the girl, but it seemed like my beloved mother didn’t seem to want to understand that I wasn’t a barbarian on the loose.“I am not a child for you to check on every few hours, mother. But if it would assure you, I haven’t killed the woman” I snapped through the phone. I could hear mom growl through the phone, but I didn’t bother responding to it “Now, I need to hang up before she gets out of the bathroom”I hung up and put my phone in my pocket just as Natalia got out of the bathroom, smiling as she looked at me. I nodded smiling at her. The woman didn’t understand it yet, but she has been the one person who has made me feel content in years, and I am a person who has
Natalia:I frowned in confusion when I opened my eyes to find that I was sleeping on the bed.“Good morning, little wolf” Damien’s voice broke my trail of thoughts. His back was to me as he took a sip of what I could sniff out as whiskey.“Isn’t it too early to be drinking?” I asked.“I don’t know, is it?” He asked sarcastically. He got up from the couch and turned to face me, his eyes hard unlike they were last night. However, I couldn’t blame him, the argument we had before I slept gave me a hard time getting some shut eye. I removed the blanket from over my body, and glared at him.“Need I ask why I was asleep on the bed?” I knew that my question took the man off guard as he seemed to frown in confusion that I was angry about that. But he didn’t seem to understand that it was HIS bed, and I didn’t nee him acting like a gentleman.“Oh, I’m sorry
Damien:“Do you think it’s too much?” Natalia asked turning around, showing me the blue dress, she wore. She already fixed her makeup, and curled her hair, and was now wearing the dress. The sleeveless dress hugged her body perfectly from the top before loosening under her waist. The slit on the dress reached her mid thigh making it more comfortable for her to walk.“Not at all, malyshka” I said smiling. I was already wearing my suit’s shirt, and pants, my jacket and tie were left on the couch as I fixed my sleeves.“Can I ask a question?” She asked avoiding my eyes, her cheeks reddening.“You know that you don’t need to ask the same question whenever you have one, right?” I teased. Natalia smiled, shaking her head at me “tell me, sweetie?”“What does malyshka mean?” She asked shyly “you kept calling me that, but I don’t really know what it means&r
Natalia:I looked at Damien as he walked out of the veranda. The man’s eyes were filled with rage, not to mention his racing heartbeat which I could hear due to my sensitive hearing.Damien wrapped his arm around my shoulder the second he reached me, his eyes not meeting mine; though I could hear his racing heart.“Alpha” Sebastian, his beta said looking at him. His brown eyes met my husband’s blue ones, clearly waiting for him to give him whatever other order he wanted to give. Damien, despite having his arm wrapped around me, clenched and unclenched his fist as an attempt to calm himself down.“I want you to check the whole building for the bastard. I don’t want him in the perimeter, and if you do spot him; throw him out, or kill him. Both options work fine for me” Damien said angrily. Sebastian nodded not saying another word as Damien pulled me from where I was standing, walking around the gala as he scanned th
Damien:“What is this place?” Natalia asked looking around the outdoor restaurant I took her to. Her eyes were wide when she saw the table the waiter guided us toward, and having left her jacket at the gala, it was my fault for liking her scent on mine and refusing to go back and getting hers, she was wearing my jacket.I pulled out her chair and watched as she took a seat, smiling at her calm heartbeat before kissing the crown of her head. She let out a breathy laugh as I did, and I walked toward my chair, sitting in front of her. The dim lights around us made the scene a whole lot more romantic than it already was. Flowers were placed on every table as well as candles, the floor was also covered with petals which swarmed around us with the wind giving it a magical aroma.“This, my beauty, is one of the best romantic spots here at New York. I figured since I ruined the night at the gala, might as well make use of it since the night is still yo
Natalia:“Are you sure you’re okay with this, Natalia?” Damien asked cupping my cheeks, making me look at him.“I want to officially meet the family, Damien. Plus, it’s been two weeks since we both got married; I believe that we’ve had enough of a ‘honeymoon’ as it is” I teased. Damien got a call from his mum last night asking him to come home, whatever the reason was; Damien hasn’t discussed it with me, and in all honesty; I didn’t even ask. As for meeting the family, I have barely seen Isabella when they had proposed to me, and my one conversation with Lyov was him asking me whether I was sure about this wedding or not. Sebastian and I spoke at the wedding, and other than that; I was somewhat isolated from everyone, merely seeing them with mum, and making sure that I was on my best behavior as not to ruin the chances of the wedding.Damien nodded, letting me go to close the last bag before wrapp