“Mate.” I found myself whispering.
My whole body had gone still in shock. All emotions faded in a few moments as I stared at the girl standing in front of me with a transfixed gaze.
My wolf jumped in happiness in my chest. I felt like I had never even experienced a moment of this feeling before. It was different, the world suddenly felt like a brighter, more beautiful place.
My whole world changed within those few seconds.
My coldness and frivolousness had faded, and warmth had taken over my face. My hand suddenly lifted up in the air to touch the side of her face. She closed her eyes, leaning close to his touch without even realizing it. As soon as my fingers touched her skin, I felt like my skin was on fire.
Her scent had surrounded my whole body like I was in a valley of flowers. Her scent surrounded me, making me feel protective and loving of her and all the thousands of emotions that I had never experienced before in my whole life.
“You are mates? Mia is your mate?!” someone shouted from behind, breaking us out of the trance and bringing us back to reality, reminding us that we were not the only ones standing here.
I lowered my hand but my gaze did not move away from her face, “Yes. She is my mate.”
“Who are you?” I asked the girl in a soft voice.
I could see the heat on her face, her cheeks were burning up. She bit her lip, my wolf was going crazy with joy.
“She can not be your mate,” the man standing right next to her, beta Liam, murmured, his voice shaking in shock, trying to hold her hand.
It was then that I looked at Liam and noticed their adjoining hands. My jaw tightened at the mere sight, my lips twisting in anger. My wolf shuddered in rage inside me.
“Leave her hand,” I growled, baring my fangs at Liam threateningly, “you’re not allowed to touch my mate.”
Liam’s hold tightened around her fingers instead of loosening. Mia turned her eyes to see Liam whose face had turned white as chalk.
“Liam,” she whispered, “Let go of me.”
“We are not going to accept Mia as our Luna!” a girl shouted from behind in her high-pitched voice. She had obviously gotten over the shock by now and was screaming at the top of her lungs with an irritated, angry growl, “a filthy little Omega who first killed our alpha. Seduced our beta. And now you, Alpha Alessio?”
“Olivia! Don’t interrupt their communi-” a warrior tried to stop her, but she continued to screech with her whole face red and her eyes burning.
“What kind of black magic is this slut using? Our whole pack has been destroyed because of her!” Olivia screamed, pointing at me with her trembling, red finger,
“She is nothing but a power-hungry whore! She seduced Beta Liam and made him kill our alpha. Now when she saw the Luna title slipping out of her hands, she instantly switched her attention to you, Alpha Alessio. Are you seriously going to mate with such a girl?”
“Murderer! Alpha Killer!” shouted a man. Mia shivered and stumbled back.
“She killed him. She killed our alpha!”
“Sinner!” a woman spat with disgust.
Mia looked at me with a nervous, scared gaze.
“Don’t listen to them,” she begged.
There was something going on. Something not good. She has killed her alpha?
“Believe in her!” my wolf hissed in anxiousness.
I want to listen to her. Staring at my mate, she’s the only thing I want to look at forever.
But I’m an Alpha, not any werewolves. And I have the duty to watch out for dangerous elements all the time..
My face turned stern, my wolf came at the very edge of my chest and started to claw to get out.
Liam grabbed her hand again.
“Liam.” she whispered.
My anger increased even more. I want to tear him apart. Who the fuck is this man? And why is he clinging on to her like she is his mate?!
Suddenly Olivia was grabbed by my beta, Daniel. He dragged her away to somewhere in the crowd with his hand covering her screeching mouth.
The silence around us was sickening.
She seemed to be gathering her senses, and then with pride-filled eyes, she stared at me again.
“Is all of what she just said true?” I asked in a calm voice that hid the thunder burning behind my words.
She looked scared. Absolutely terrified.
“There is more to everything than what you have been informed of.” she tried to explain, sweat covering my forehead, “I can expla-”
I took her hand and caressed it most gently, “Are these hands tainted with blood? Are you a muderer?”
My words were like daggers to her heart.
She jumped back in fear, her body shaking in shock.
“Yes. I killed the alpha.” She spoke up in a shaking voice, trembling visibly, “do what you want. At least I’m not a hypocrite.”
A thousand questions were running through my mind. I can not break the trust of this pack by making a wrong decision.
I looked at her, devoid of all emotions. My hands swiped back the hair that was falling on my forehead with a stressful sigh.
“A girl like you can not be my mate.” I said to her coldly.
Her heart broke into millions of pieces within that one second that it took for me to say those words aloud, like I had brought her worse nightmare to life.
“I, Alpha Alessio Silverine, Reject you and this mate bond.” I announced mercilessly.
My wolf Ace is howling in agony.
‘I have to test her.’ I said to him, in my chest who was trying to claw its way out to go to her, ‘Let’s not hurry. she is dangerous. We have to be careful.’
I saw her falling to the floor in pain and sadness as our mate bond severed immediately, like a knife slicing through our hearts.
She turned around and ran away blindly. Her wolf was trying to take over her form.
My chest got filled with extreme agony the moment I rejected her. My wolf howled in excruciating pain. Rejecting her felt like the worst thing I could have ever done to myself, the physical and emotional pain was almost unbearable but I held my ground, not letting it show on my face.
When I looked into her eyes, her expressions when I rejected her… I had never felt even an ounce of empathy and agony for anyone in years, not to this extent. This was different. I wanted to take away all of her pain and make her happy once more, even if it was just for a little while. Seeing her in pain tore me apart from the inside when she ran away from me. There was a strong urge inside me, telling me to stop Mia and tell her that I want her more than anything I had ever wanted in my life- but I could not do that.
Everyone was silent, no one dared to make a sound. I knew my eyes were burning with fierceness and agitation, my mood had just become even better, didn’t it?
My eyes slid to Liam, the beta who had supported and helped her with the murder of the alpha. Their relationship with each other was not simple, it was clear as day with one glance. And I hated him for it even more.
Liam was just as displeased as me by the look on his face. His jaw clenched tight while his body shook with fury. When I got closer to him, he broke the silence and growled out,
“What are you trying to do, Alpha Alessio?”
I coldly twisted my lips, laughing, “What do you think? Joining the werewolf Olympics?”
I was in no mood to entertain him any longer. Within a few moments, I had already accepted him as my enemy. He had snatched my mate from me. Made her a murderer. He didn’t deserve any respect from me.
I turned to face the crowd of Bloodmoon pack, announcing in loud and clear words, “I will be your alpha from now on.”
Liam was shaking from head to toe in fury, “This was not the deal! I had already informed you about the treaty I was offering.”
“And now I am refusing to accept it.” I tilted my head to the side and smirked mockingly.
“You betrayed me,” he said in a deathly calm tone.
My expression sobered as I glared at Liam.
“When did I pledge loyalty to you?” I mocked. “You betrayed the trust of your pack, killed your alpha and you want me to trust you?!” I seethed, “you are welcome to fight me and my warriors if you insist on keeping the alpha position.”
The crowd had gotten filled with exclaims of fear and panic, the voices growing louder with each passing second until I walked in front of them to catch their attention and continued,
“The border between the Silver Lining pack and Bloodmoon pack was drawn by force twenty years ago. Brothers and sisters, husband and wife, parents and children were forced apart for too long.”
My words had startled the crowd. I knew that several of these families were still haunted by the loss from the separation that had accrued many years ago.
“This is the day when our pack will be joined together and everyone can be united with their loved ones. From this day, all of you will be protected under my name. If anybody has an objection to this, you are free to leave this pack unharmed.”
The uproar of people had died down and nobody moved- just as I had expected.
I turned back to face Liam, the mere sight of his face filled me with deep rage and disgust that I had to try extremely hard to not let show on my face. I hated him with every fibre in my body.
“You have two choices.” I got closer to him, just a few steps away from him, “one, you leave this pack and get banished by me. Become a rogue. And two, you will take the position of the second beta. Serve under my current Beta Daniel.”
I could see the way the trouble went through his gaze, the anger and disappointment, and the humiliation he was going through. He did not have a choice, and I was glad to let him know that.
“Second.” he muttered through clenched teeth without looking at me, “I will be the Beta.”
I smiled in satisfaction. This pack doesn't need more drastic changes.
His eyes snapped back to me in shock, “What?”
My eyes hardened, there was no sympathy, no care left in them anymore, “Kneel before your new alpha, beta Liam!” I barked.
It was amusing to see the way he gulped hard, swallowing all of his pride and dropping down on one knee in front of me, “Alpha.” he muttered.
I didn’t even try to hide the look of satisfaction and smile from my face at the sight of his submission. This is what I had been craving to see. This submission from all courageous, proud Beta.
I turned away, dismissing him. A moment later, there was slight shuffling, and then the sound of footsteps striding away from me.
Liam had left after getting embarrassed in front of his new alpha.
I couldn’t help but grin. Turning to my beta, Daniel, I ordered, “Take care of everything,” and then left. I have some other tasks to do, concerning Mia.
Mia As soon as the breakfast ended, Beta Daniel had announced that it was time to commence the Pack Bond Ceremony to connect Bloodmoon Pack to Silver Lining pack and Alpha Alessio. Everyone had gathered in the packed field. Beta Daniel was almost the same height as Liam. With his dark skin, light stubble, military-cut hair he looked like someone very serious but that constant amused smile on his face betrayed his appearance and showed his playful side quite openly instead. With the heat down on us in the ground, even though it was still a bit chilly, he wore a black west and black cargo pants with white sports shoes. Most of the pack members stood on the sidelines, Beta Daniel stood on the stage. I was standing on the other side of the ground, leaning against a pillar, away from everyone. There were eyes on me, and whispers, but I kept my eyes on the ground and remained silent. I could see the excitement and nervousness on their faces, anticipating the process of pack binding. Th
The next day, the whole hall was filled with excited whispers among the omegas. I did not know what was so exciting that had their eyes lit up and talk about it constantly. I touched the bandage that covered the mark on my neck, making sure it’s still there and then went into the crowd. As I go to wash the dishes in the sink, I heard two omegas who are cooking food whispering quietly, ‘Will you be going? I am excited!’ ‘Of course! Stay with me the whole time, okay? I would be scared alone there. I can’t help but think how generous it is of the alpha to make it a rule that now all of us omegas are compulsory to attend school! We can train like other pack members from now on!’ My hands stilled on the dishes, my body in shock. I kept staring at the wall blankly, trying to process what they had just said as they continued chatting excitedly. ‘Alpha Wyatt always told us that we were only allowed to do house chores and sleep. I feel like it is a new beginning for us.’ ‘It is. All our
The wolf had ice blue eyes that burnt into Olivia’s trembling figure. There was no scent emitting from him for us to recognize, perhaps it was just an animal wolf instead of a werewolf? But it’s freaking HUGE. It had its eyes pinned on Olivia as it jumped down from the edge. The fear was clear in her eyes, she was much smaller in front of it. The wolf could open its mouth and tear her head off at once. Olivia stumbled back on shaky legs, noticing that the animal was only staring at her with bared teeth. In her attempt to get away from the wolf and flee fast, she grabbed one of the boys that had come with her and threw him towards the wolf as a distraction before making a dash for the stairs. The wolf jumped as well, throwing the boy aside, and pouncing on Olivia, pinning her to the ground with its massive body. It looked like it was starving and was ready to eat her alive. Olivia cried out for help, but all of her friends stepped away from the wolf, petrified. The wolf had Olivia
The moment our lips touched, I felt like I was on fire. I could have melted right then and there. I hadn’t planned the kiss. In my moment of agitation, I had just acted on my impulse. I don’t think he had either. It was as if our lips had collided in the silence, like we’d both been waiting for it without knowing it. The second our mouths met, I felt like I had been struck by lightning. My hands were gripping the edge of his t shirt, and my feet were arched up to keep my lips on his. It was the most intimate moment of my life. Not a single word was spoken, just the sound of our breathing and the beating of our hearts. I could feel Alessio’s heartbeat against my chest and his warm breath on my neck. I closed my eyes, the world had faded away. *CLAP* *CLAP* *CLAP* The sound of clapping made me snap my eyes open. Alessio’s gaze was on me, intent and intense and burning. “That was awesome! You go Mia!” A girl's loud and enthusiastic shout shook me from inside, bringing back the remin
While preparing the dinner, Diana came to the kitchen, her fingers shook and a fearful expression was on her face. I was worried instantly. Has someone bothered her? “Alpha Alessio,” her voice trembled, her hand shot up to wipe the sweat off of her forehead, “alpha has just given a new order.” “What order?” Nia, one of the cooking girls asked worriedly. What did he do now? Oh god. “Well, he has ordered that all the omegas have to arrange the dinner at once and place the food on the dining table,” her gaze swept at all of us, whispering in a hushed tone like she was about to spout a blasphemy, “...and then he wants all omegas to sit with other members from now on. Have dinner together.” “What?!” Nia dropped the pot that she had in her hands, thankfully empty, her mouth open in shock. I bit my lip, my mind running through all kinds of scenarios and thoughts and the most prominent of all was wondering what the hell was running through Alpha Alessio’s mind? When he had come here, an
“You need to go to the Alpha’s room.” as soon as I came out after changing my school dress, Nia sneaked a glance at me and murmured, “your duties as his maid are starting from today. He has just come back from the training ground.” I changed my path. Instead of going inside the kitchen, I started to walk towards alpha’s bedroom. I was still irritated by the punishment that he had given me. Personal maid? Seriously? Didn’t he already have like hundreds of people working for him at his beck and call? Moreover, he and I don’t have any relationship except for being ex-mates. Wouldn’t it be awkward? Deep in thoughts, I reached outside his bedroom earlier than I had wanted to and knocked on the door. “Come in.” HIs deep voice came from the other side. Opening the door with my head down, I walked in. Four steps in, and I halted, my eyes widened in shock and I immediately turned around, “Why would you ask me to come in?!” The man was freaking half naked! He was wearing black pants, but s
“Here.” Renee slipped a 20 dollar bill in my hand sneakily while looking all around to make sure no one was staring at us. I was putting my things in the locker so I threw the bill along with other things in the locker as well while hiding my face with the locker door. “Did you find out?” she asked. “You bet.” I smirked, whispering in a low voice, “he always takes red pasta on his plate. That is his favourite dish for sure.” “...and?” “You only get what you paid for. Now shoo yourself before anybody sees us. Others are waiting.” She grumbled a little under her breath but went away. Another girl took her place, slipping a bill in my hand, “What time does he wake up and come down in the hall?” “Don’t tell me you are about to sneak into his room.” I clutched the bill tight in my hand, alert. “Obviously not! I don’t have a death wish! I want to see him in the morning just once in my life. Whenever I come down for breakfast, Alpha is never there.” My shoulders slumped with a small s
Alessio “Don’t leave out the space behind the bed,” My voice rang from the other side of the room, making Mia’s hand still and take a deep, controlled breath. I don’t think she knew that I could hear her when she started to curse me under her breath for the fourth time in an hour, ‘Do this. Do that. Don’t do it so slow. Do it faster. The whole freaking time he doesn’t seem to have any other thing to do than to order me around. Even when he is now sitting at a table reading a book like some busybody, he can see what he thinks I am doing wrong like there are eyes on his dumb forehead.’ I clutched the book in my hand tighter, rubbing my lips with my fingers to hide the smile that almost broke out on my lips. But she continued her cursing through gritted teeth under her breath, ‘If he had not been a much better living being than Alpha Wyatt, and more powerful, I would have murdered him the very next day as well.’ What the fuck? She had also become still suddenly, staring into space