"Nathan, please, close your eyes." Ghino smiled at me with a handkerchief in his hand. "What's your deal this time, huh, Ghino?" I smiled back, yet I closed my eyes as he ordered me to. Then, Ghino wrapped the handkerchief around my head. Even tightened the grip of the handkerchief to make sure I could not take a peek at what is going on. "You'll know about it later, Nathan. Be patient." Even if my eyes were covered with a handkerchief, Ghino's smile was undeniable. His too much excitement is all over the tiny space of the room in his apartment. "And don't you dare cheat on me, Nathan. Don't use your werewolf eyes, okay?" "Fine. Should I be feeling the same way you do right now, huh, Ghino?" I smiled back. "Don't. I don't want to ruin the moment. And I almost forgot. Don't use your werewolf senses. It will certainly ruin my surprise gift for you." "Okay, boss. But I can't deny the fact that the entirety of my wolf is feeling excited at the moment, all right? It
"Ghino... I remember now." I muttered back. "Yes. You remember about this kind of case. Actually, we found out that there's only one case in the history of the world this event occurred five hundred years ago here in New York City. And this event was purported to be referred to as..." "I remembered everything about you, Ghino." My unexpected words made everyone turn their faces in my direction. All their mouth were shut off with their jaws dropped to the ground while staring at me. Ghino's glimpses were sharp. Several curve lines have also displayed on his forehead. And I'm letting him read what was running on my head at that moment. "What did you just say?" Ghino made it clear. "Yes. What did you just say, Nathan?" Jackson seconded. "You heard me, Ghino. I remembered that night when you surprised me with candlelights, a fake band of your friends, and a bouquet of red roses in our first monthsary. And I remembered the first day you said I love you..." This
"What so special about those two anyway? I mean, how on earth they could create such a powerful barrier without any help from a witch, mage, sorcerer or anyone who can cast dark magic?" None of them showed their surprised faces about it. Perhaps all their pack members were aware of them already. Why am I not? "I didn't know you are fond of watching those kinds of movies, Nathan. What movies have you watched already? The Originals? Teen Wolf? Or Sabrina?" Jackson burst out laughing as he studied the inevitable seriousness on my face. "Wait... Are those too existed in the world?" Then he set those jars of mountain ash and wolfsbane below his foot as he grabbed his phone. Ghino stealth a glimpse at the rearview mirror heading to Jackson's spot. "Werewolves existed, dude. So, probably those monsters existed too. They were like us, werewolves, hiding from those human faces who we met every day. Perhaps they were simply waiting for the right time." "But no one answered me wi
Ghino's statement immediately changed everyone's thoughts on the case. From being on my side earlier, they shifted their loyalty to Ghino without any signs of doubt or hesitance. Well. Indeed, Ghino was right about Bug Boss and his wolves. They don't care about slaughtering everyone's throat until they get what they want from me - my dad's alpha badge. Ghino was only thinking of the bigger picture of the case. There is no doubt he wanted to protect me. But he cared not just for me but for everyone, including his friends. That was one of the qualities I love Ghino the most. "Okay. Let's just say your intention was pure to protect everyone without asking for something in return. How can a jar of that powder cover up the entire size of the building, huh?" I asked. This time, with a bit of irritation. No matter how hard I try to think about it, we need at least five jars of mountain ash if we aim to protect every human being in the entire building. The worst part is th
"Just say it, dude. We don't have much time!" Edwin impatiently announced. Amongst us in the room, Edwin and Nadine were the ones who have the right to complain when based on my quick observation, they were done installing all those CCTV cameras and traps throughout the building. If my instinct was right based on Jackson's awful expression, it means that they have to uninstall again those they planted throughout the room. And I find it kinda complicated to keep repeating the same things all over again. And with the fact that my wolf is not their obligation, they can detach themselves anytime they want. I don't want to impose here but I still need them. All of them. "I made it, guys! I connected the line successfully." From a minute of awful expression, Jackson's mood suddenly lifts in a split second. Everyone's saddened expressions, including me, of course, followed Jackson's. My wolf could not believe that despite the exhausting bodies and late time, Jackson stil
Ghino also lifted half of his body before he jumped out of the bed and slid to my acoustic guitar and brought it on the bed. "Yes. They were Russians. But I don't know if they were enemies, Nathan. One of them, an old one, had a white beard, and white short hair. He advised me to inform you not to give the alpha's ring to Big Boss. And that if given the chance, he wanted to talk to you." "How would you know they were not fooling you around, Ghino? I mean, back in the penitentiary, aside from Big Boss, the doctor, and..." If Ghino was referring to the only person who helped me in the penitentiary, there is no chance he could reach New York City. They helped me escape through those tunnels but my wolf is pretty sure the jail guards did something awful to them. There is no chance they could not be given tough punishment for what they did. Because of that, they may be locked up in another closed space. Or worse, they were beaten up to death. "And who?" Ghino stopped da
"To Nathan, I'm so sorry if I didn't wake you up before we headed to school. It's just my wolf somehow noticed that you haven't had a good night's sleep last night. Your eyes were seriously staring at the ceiling, searching for answers. I know it has something to do with your conversation with Mr Connor. Please, don't give up just because you think you are the unluckiest wolf in the world. No, you're not. My friends and I are always been by your side. If you think about giving up, think about me. Think about those good old days that happen between us starting from the first day that I meet you on your tenth birthday until we become friends and up to the day we become lovers. That is where I got my strength and the will to move on and fight back. You are my everything now, Nathan. I will always protect you because I love you. And I love you because you gave me happiness, and contentment, and accepted me for who I am not. I want you to hold onto that. Anyway, enough of the drama.
After my phone stopped ringing, it rings again. This time, not from Jackson's but Edwin's. Next to Edwin was another unregistered digit. "Better answer those calls, Nathan. We don't know, maybe all of them have bad news for you about your loving, caring, and understanding boyfriend, Ghino." Big Boss added. So, my eyes could not help but point and lock my eyes on the phone in front of me. Part of me wanted to answer the calls but if I'm gonna do that, it means that I am playing Big Boss' games. As soon as the ringing stopped, I deliberately dragged my helpless and curious gaze back to the screen of the laptop with my heartbeat running at the speed of light. My entire forehead and neck were already covered in sweat. "No. I'm not gonna play your games, Big Boss. Nevertheless, you can never have my dad's ring. Never." This time, I muttered in a threatening tone. Even glimmered the colour of my eyes despite Big Boss and his wolves cannot see them glowing. But when t