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 love you all so much,” I smiled like mad crazy, there is no peace in the world than a family’s embrace.
“I am starving, after you left none of us ate. Let’s have dinner together as a family, as one unit,” Veronica too stepped back and smiled sweetly my way.
Now that my siblings were on my side, I had no fear of the sorrows finding their way to me.
“I know how we can secure our land,” I started yammering and my brothers couldn’t help but shake their heads playfully and hold my hand to walk me downstairs for the dinner.
“When father was alive, this chair was sealed for you and nothing will ever change that.” Zion held my hand to sit me down with him just like my father used to do.
Now I was feeling complete and not lonely. I was glad they have realized their mistakes and had decided to redeem themselves by standing beside me.
“Thank you so much. You have no idea how miserable I was feeling after the departure of my father,” I murmured under my breath, even the strongest people shed tears. He will always be missed and I will avenge his death no matter how.
The maids have already prepared the dinner table for them and since I had locked myself inside, nobody ate.
“Let’s have a toast for a new beginning,” Zion raised the glass and declared with confidence.
“To Phoenix!” Markus added and my smile brightened, that is all I have ever wanted.
“To Aunt Phoenix!” Veronica pitched in, making me turn my head in her direction, “I am expecting,” she giggled, tugging her shoulders in her neck shyly.
They were now sharing their happiness with me and I was truly happy for them. However, it was going to make things a little difficult for me. I will have to find a suitable time to tell them about Hassel once again and this time, I know how to make them listen to me.
“To Phoenix!” they all cheered and I raised my glass with them. I started drinking with my family while we ate dinner. My brother kept serving me food and drink after drink until I was full and well, partially drunk.
Nix was pretty powerful for being a Gamma, she had the ability to take control and even cause fear in the hearts of her enemy if she wants.
She was granted special powers of causing fear in others. So whenever there were more fighters against me, she will release this energy that will cause fear in their hearts and they will end up losing.
She was also too powerful for some bottles of alcohol; I was honestly blessed when I got her as a wolf. My father always reminded me that all these powers mean something and very soon I will find out the right purpose for them.
“It was a beautiful dinner,” I wiped my face clean with the paper towel, watching my family getting up from their seats.
“We will be in our rooms.” Zion ignored me and spoke to the maid, “tell the guards to lock all the doors and do not open the gates for anyone tonight,” his demeanor had changed, he was sternly talking and not even passing me a glare.
“I th----ink it’s a g----ood idea,” I coughed, feeling something stuck in my throat.
“Have a good night everyone,” Zion told the others as he once again ignored what I was saying. He then finally looked my way and hunched over my ear to whisper,
“We are not sorry! This is what we had to do to save an entire pack against someone who is too selfish to abide by her duties of sacrificing herself for the pack,” as he straightened his back, I felt terror rush through my veins.
What did he mean by he has to do this? What did he do?
My heart skipped a beat when my body began to feel this heat from underneath my skin. It wasn’t even like I was on fire, it seemed more like,
“Nix!” I said her name and watched my sibling’s faces one by one. The horror of what they have done struck me hard but instead of being getting on my feet, I landed off the chair.
“Arghhhh!” My lips screeched out a scream while my wolf seemed to have been set on fire.
“You poisoned Nix!” I shouted through agony at the family who stood there for a second before they quickly parted their ways to their rooms.
‘Nix!’ I cried for her, crawling on the floor to make it to anybody’s room, ‘don’t fret, I will get he---lp,’ I bit my tongue as the pain intensified.
If I was in this much pain, I can’t even imagine what she felt. I don’t know what was more intense, the torment from the poison or the betrayal of my family.
I writhed on the floor, reaching my sister’s door and banging it as hard as I could, during the agonizing pain, for help.
“P-----lease don’t let the---m kill my wolf,” I begged outside her door but she obeyed Zion’s orders and didn’t even peek outside.
I went door to door until my wolf felt weak as she had lost all her strength to the cruel posion. My body ached as I laid down in the hallway, right next to my father’s locked door. As I turned my face to his door, a tear rolled out of my eye.
‘It was nice having you as my other half,’ Nix whimpered faintly, she has never sounded so miserable.
‘Please don’t say that, w—e will find a way to s—ave you,’ I was facing the ceiling and lying on the cold floor helplessly.
‘It’s oka—y! you don’t have to be s---o strong all the time. You have been the best partner -----and I too tried to do justice with my powe---rs, but now it’s time to say goodbye. This poison is not as painful as the fac—t that I have to leave you behind in the world full of powerful and heartless creatures,’ she finally broke down but only when she thought of me living a miserable life after her departure.
‘No! I have lost eno—ugh in my life, my mother, my father, and now you! No! how will I survive without y------?’ I couldn’t even move a muscle until I coughed and threw up blood.
‘Goodb---ye Phoenix!’ her voice faded into nothingness and then my body flinched, all my bones cracked and the excruciating pain let me scream at the top of my lungs. This was the last time that I felt her existence in me.
“AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” and then when I started to pass out, I saw purple energy leaving my body. The beautiful purplish wolf with glitters and long orchid hair beauty got lifted up in the sky and that’s when I closed my eyes and went into a deep slumber of ignorance.
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
We reached the Dark Autumn Pack after Jocelina prepared the gifts for the new Alpha Zion.I know they weren't visiting the pack to congratulate him out of happiness. Alpha King had made his intentions clear to me before about his animosity for the pack and I know it was just his subtle way of making his way inside our mansion.I had worn a black long dress and had a black pillbox hat with a net veil as demanded by Alpha King Aramis.Jocelina was wearing a blue gown and Morgana had a red dress on.Alpha King Aramis was in a Charcoal Grey suit. We rode in the Lamborghini together and it was the most awkward car ride I have ever been in.Now that I have arrived at the mansion again, the memories from before started to haunt me.They have set the garden as a venue for the coronation and after party.My family didn't come to greet me and neither did I approach any one of them.They saw me getting out of the car but remained on their spots and greeted the others with bouquets and gifts inst