I have watched my father’s dead body being taken away by the wailing brides. Many pack members mourned that day, but it was marked as the darkest day for me.
The only one who had always defended me and shielded me from greedy eyes was now gone. I was left in the hands of these brutal people, who hadn’t stopped accusing me of my father’s death this whole time. I didn’t get any consolation from anyone, they all avoided me like I was a disease.
I have returned to the pack house mansion just a minute ago when I heard someone calling for me.
“What happened today was terrible,” Zion was standing in the middle of his people and in front of the empty chair that belonged to my father once.
The big tears in my eyes wet my eyelashes, I blinked them away and refused to sit down.
“My father was a great warrior; he was a great Alpha of the pack. He had maintained alliances with the other packs and always kept us safe but his one mistake cost him his life.” As he finished, everybody turned their heads in my direction.
“We were all against her participation in the academy because we knew she will come back demanding charge of the warriors and look what she did,” my brother’s tone harshened when speaking about me.
“I am not the one behind this mess. I have ordered the fighters to secure the woods, who decided to scatter them around? You and Markus. I just stumbled upon the truth behind the insecure woods and was informed that you two were the ones who changed duties.” I didn’t hold back and raised my voice at them. They were the reason we lost many warriors along with the Alpha of the pack, my father.
“Hush! It would have all been avoided if you had agreed to the Alpha King’s condition,” Zion raised his hand in the air as she egotistically looked to the other side, showing me his palm to shut up.
“What condition?” a senior old Royal beta asked, the others too looked intrigued now that they heard my brother say there might be an option to avoid all this.
“He want---ed Phoenix to surrender to him and stay in his pack as his slave,” My brother’s voice didn’t contain the same aggressiveness as before. He wasn’t sure how they would look at him for suggesting his sister to be sent away for slavery.
“As a Royal warrior, it is her duty to keep the pack safe by all means. If only she had accepted the offer, her own father wouldn’t have died,” The old beta scoffed and rolled his eyes as he came out in support of Zion.
My sibling’s faces lit up, they were given a free pass to shove me in the fire to save their own skins.
“This is ridiculous! I will not surrender before anyone. Especially, to the Alpha King, whose pack warrior killed my father,” I declared, breaking their hopes once again.
“Your brother is the new Alpha, he will be the one to decide what should be done,” Iris had a new shine in her eyes, she was now the Pack’s Luna. Her insecurities about being an Omega were going to be subsided by the diamond crown she was going to wear soon.
I stared at Zion’s face with hope in my eyes, there is no way he will not let me have a say in this matter. After all, it was a matter of my life.
“The reason I have asked for everyone’s presence here is that I have made a decision,” Zion tied his hands behind his back when announcing his decision, “After Phoenix made a mistake and was unable to secure the woods, I have decided to punish her as well as for the sake of the pack she will send away to the Alpha King and this war will come to an end,” the declaration was met with sighs of relief and smiles.
Everybody started applauding while I stood in my spot without causing any movement to my muscles.
“I will see who can send me to that animal’s pack,” I burst their bubble with a commanding loud voice and then turned around to sprint upstairs to my room. The instant I landed in my room, I locked the door and pulled a chair facing the entrance.
‘I will sit here and watch anyone who dares come here to collect me,’ I told Nix, who was as shocked and hurt as I was.
‘Father had left us and now everybody has turned against us,’ she wasn’t wrong. Dad had been the only one shielding us for years and now that it was time I shield myself, my own siblings, and pack was after me to steal my shield away from me.
‘They have always been against us, Nix. They just couldn’t say it out loud out of the fear of father,’ big tears ran down my eyes as I remembered my father.
I stayed there for hours, one by one, my siblings came knocking on the door. There were also these small earthquakes we felt after every few hours but then the wailing brides never appeared so I wasn’t sure what was causing those earthquakes.
My entire world has turned upside down, first I lost my mate, and now my father. The anger my siblings were feeling wasn’t helping my case either.
After hours of them trying to convince me to come out, Zion, the new almighty Alpha came to have a word with me.
“Phoenix! Open the door. You cannot stay locked inside like a child,” he said loudly enough to be heard from the other side of the door.
“Like a child, you said?” I spoke up after I was tired of keeping these emotions inside me, “did you ever see me as a child? As your baby sister? Why is it that I had to rely on myself all these years? I kept asking convincing myself that my siblings loved me and that they were kids too. But I was wrong! You are not a kid anymore. You want me to be sent away to the monster’s pack when you know what he does to those he collects after the war. I lost my father, Zion! Tell me who among you came to hug me? who sympathized with me? am I not your blood? Am I not your sister? We were supposed to stand together and fight against the unlawful monster but you all just want me g---one,” I hated to have my voice shaking at the end of the sentence. I didn’t want to cry in front of them or anyone.
I am a warrior!
The best among them all and they knew they cannot drag me out of here by force.
“I didn’t know you had so much pain in your heart,” Zion’s voice finally displayed some emotions.
“You know I can open the door right now and yet nobody will be able to budge me, right?” I got out of the chair and stated, walking towards the door.
“Oh, Phoenix! Open the door,” he said almost in a whisper.
I think he was right; I would love to see who had come to take me to The Silver Hunter Pack. I grabbed my strength, straightened my posture, and when opened the door, I was surprised at the sight. I was shocked to see who had come to collect me.
My heart seemed to have jumped out of my throat when my eyes spotted the present standing before my door. It wasn’t Zion anymore, he couldn’t be.He had tears in his eyes so it has to be someone else. My siblings were standing behind him with a sad glister glooming in their eyes.“We never thought we have weakened you so much.” Veronica filled her face in her hands and sobbed whilst Hassel turned his face to the other side.“I shouldn’t have blamed you for all that,” Markus stepped ahead and filled me in his arms. I broke down instantly as I recalled my father.He would have been so happy to see us all together. I felt Zion and Veronica wrapping us in a group hug too. Even though Iris and Hassel were not happy, it didn’t matter anymore. My siblings have realized their mistakes and that’s all that mattered to me.“Now! Let’s stand together like a wall and see who can steal our sister from us,” Zion broke the hug and announced as he secretly wiped the tears clean and acted tough.“I lov
Things were bound to change after my family horribly betrayed me. I was poisoned with so much love that I couldn’t even feel the bitterness in the alcohol while chugging it down.They were aware of my doubt in the loyalty of others, hence they used my desire to be accepted and loved by them against me and disguised as a loving family just to kill my wolf.I didn’t only lose Nix that night, I was no longer able to carry the title of the Warrior among the powerful creatures because I was not a supernatural creature anymore.I was a mere flesh and bone creature called a human now, ready to be sacrificed by her family.I woke up not in my comfortable bed but on a hard ground. The hard light was penetrating my eyelids, shaking me awake at the arrival of the day after the horrible night was passed.“Uh!” I groaned in pain when moving a muscle, my body was sore. Being just a human was a terrible feeling, I felt weak, and hard to wake up.I still managed to peel my eyelids open when I smelt t
My heart began to pound in my head, my body feeling an icy wave stabbing my skin like tiny little needles. The goosebumps covered my skin as I pushed my body into the corner and far away from the coffin.My mind couldn’t stop making up queries about what was this and why was it here?What was I seeing? Why was there a dead body of my mate preserved in a coffin? Why wasn’t his body handed over to the wailing brides?This wasn’t good for so many reasons. Not only would I be tortured watching him sleeping for eternity but the wailing brides will never let the Alpha King Aramis keep Tanner’s body.I was startled and shaken up badly, tears were streaming down my eyes as I forgot to blink. I couldn’t bring myself to go near the coffin and see his face from close. Sliding against the wall, I embraced my knees, pulling my legs closed and my knees to my chest. I could see the hole that silver dagger had left in his chest that he had stabbed himself with before jumping off the window.There w
“Morgana! Will you shut up for a minute?” I have been hearing the two talk for the last few minutes after Aramis left. I was told to get ready for something special he had planned for me.In those few minutes, I figured out that Jocelina was the mother of this girl Morgana, who was pretty bratty but whenever she was in front of Aramis, she wouldn’t stop being all cute and naïve but even her tone changed when he wasn’t around.“Where is he taking her? ask him,” she nagged her mother again, it had been going on for the last few minutes. I wondered how her mother was able to tolerate her because I would have snapped at her.“Morgana!” Jocelina grunted, watching me come out of my room in black cargo pants and a black top. I was asked to braid my hair and that kind of reminded me of my training sessions. We were advised to always keep our hair tied if we are going for a battle or even a simple fight.“All set? I will escort you to the Alpha King’s car now,” the smile of confidence on Jocel
I lay there waiting for his hand to land on me. When it didn’t end up happening, I opened my eyes and looked around to see Aramis holding the Blue Viper’s hand in the cage.The Viper grunted, raising his other hand to probably hit Aramis. When he looked into the eyes of Aramis, he stepped back out of fear. If Aramis was able to scare away such a villainous creature then it was clear that he was as powerful as the stories being told about his heroic actions.He then proceeded to bend over me and lift me up in his arms. His muscles were strong and big, his skin was warm and comforting.Although I no longer had my wolf, I was weirdly feeling him too much. He walked me out of there and sat me up in his car. He didn’t care what they say behind his back for interrupting a cage fight. He was the Alpha King; he was not going to answer anyone.“Back to the mansion,” he ordered the driver, who nodded his head and hit the road. I was barely sitting in the seat, feeling this excruciating pain thr
“I said enough!” Aramis repeated himself, walking into the room and eyeing Morgana to leave us alone. She stayed behind him in annoyance and then stomped her foot, marching out like a brat.“You are not allowed to keep talking and ask us any questions. Besides, you are lucky I spared your life even when I should have let the Blue Viper hurt you back in there,” he squatted down before me and raised his brow.“I never asked you to save me,” I shrugged my shoulders, keeping eye contact with him.“Or maybe you did when you used my brother’s name. You think I am a fool and I don’t know that is not why you weren’t fighting back in there? just admit you are also weak when you have wolfbane in your system,” he wrinkled his nose and stretched his neck, his scent was intoxicating.I instantly looked away when my eyes traveled to his strong neck muscles. His closeness was intimidating and I didn’t even have a wolf to blame for me checking him out.It was just a bit odd that we both knew we were
I have come back to my room after Aramis left to speak to Morgana. Jocelina kept smiling to herself as if she had achieved a goal of her life. It was an annoying scene, seeing the man who knows the Moon Goddess has tied us together in a twisted fate, chasing after somebody else.The worst part was that no other she-wolf has ever received a second mate or second chance mate. I don’t know how I ended up having two mates but there was one regret I couldn’t look away from.I wish I had spoken to Nix about it, I wish we had discussed things like a normal she-wolf instead of acting strong all the time.I didn’t have anything to do once I was in my room and the lack of ventilation was causing me dizziness. I marched towards the terrace and unlocked the glass partition door. The moment a fresh breeze entered the room, I closed my eyes and exhaled deeply.The view from the terrace was beautiful. Tanner would always brag about the beautiful terrace he had all the time. Aramis had decorated it i
I waited for his fist to meet my face but thankfully, it didn’t get to that point. He punched the wall beside me, hoping that would freak me out but he failed once again.No matter how afraid I am in my heart, I have learned to mask the fear with confidence and courage."Aramis!" Jocelina shouted out of shock, I bet she too thought he was going to hurt me. She was finally courageous enough to hold his arm and pull him away from me. The deep eye contact that he wasn’t ready to severe broke once she came between us."And you! Shut up before you regret opening your mouth," she warned me while pushing the giant werewolf back and away from me nonstop."Spare her for now. She has gone crazy after losing her freedom. Just go out and have a good time with Morgana," As she mentioned her daughter again, I understood that her main concern was regarding me ruining her daughter’s night out."I'm going back to my room and I don't want anyone bothering me," he freed his hand from her and stepped bac