Adelia didn't know where she was running to but all she knew was she needed to get out of the pack house as soon as she could. It was less than a day since she returned but she already felt suffocated by it and she was disgusted with those she called family. She could not believe they could do this to her. She couldn't believe she could be treated this awfully by them.They all disgusted her.First, she was disgusted by her father. She had known him to be a vile and difficult man but had never seen him as someone who would not keep his words. Adelia had thought Alpha Lundamous was someone who valued his words, someone she could trust even when he wasn't one of her favourite people, but she knew so clearly now that he was a crooked man whom she could not trust. How could he deceive his daughter and go against his promise? Adelia was not sure she would be able to forgive him. Then, there was Jared, a man who should have been her brother. While growing up, Jared had been the perfect
"You rejected him." Jamal blurted out, his dark eyes staring her down: from the crown of her head to the sole of her feet. He had this disdainful look on his face and Adelia didn't like it one bit."I didn't want to." She spoke through gritted teeth, the muscle in her jaw ticking. Was everyone out to get her in this pack? Why were they treating her as though she was a stranger?Sure, she had not been very close to them at any time but she had shared some conversations with them and had respected them as Aiden's friends. They had always been cool so what was this attitude now?"I didn't want to reject him." She repeated."Sure, you didn't." Calix scoffed, his brown eyes glazing up with anger, but Adelia was sure her hazel ones held as much anger in them too."Look! I never wanted to reject Aiden. I was forced to. My father threatened to kill Aiden if I didn't. I had to do it to save Aiden but it is obvious I only wasted my time. They deceived me. They wanted to kill Aiden nevertheless.
Aiden's PovI could not believe it!I could not believe any of it!I had just shifted into a big black wolf with mismatched eyes and I had gone ahead to hurt Nicole.It was a dream, right? I was dreaming, wasn't I? None of those things had happened, right? It just didn't make sense so it could not be true.Even when I tried to assure myself by saying all these, deep down, I knew it was real. I couldn't believe I had done that and I was completely ashamed of myself. How could I have done that to Nicole? How could I have allowed myself to turn into a beast and hurt the one person I should never hurt?I could still remember how I had criticized the rogue wolf which had attacked Nicole on one of her adventures but here I was, doing worst. I couldn't bear to think of what would have happened had no one come to her rescue. Would I have stopped? Would I have regained my senses before doing something I would regret for the rest of my life — not that I didn't regret this but if I had killed
Aiden's PovI could not say a word, not because I didn't know what to say but because I was still stunned by the kiss. I had not been expecting that. It was just a slight brush but it was still a kiss. "I didn't think your type still exist. The book I read said it didn't." Nicole returned to her sitting position."What are you saying?" I sat back too, still maintaining some distance in between. I didn't know what could happen so it was best I stayed away. I didn't even like that she was in the room with me. What if I shifted again? This time around, I didn't think she would survive. There would be no way for her."Nicole, I think you should leave. You can't be here with — ""Epsilon!" She cut me off. "What?" My brow furrowed in confusion. "Epsi what?" "You are an epsilon! Considered an extinct or extremely rare state for a werewolf to have, Epsilons or feral werewolves are created when your wolf instincts supersede your human mind, effectively turning you into an animal — forgive m
Aiden's Pov† † †"I'm a monster, Nicole. I'm —""No, you — " "Shh!" I placed a finger to her lips to silence her. "I'm a monster and you denying it doesn't change what I am. I can't stay with you anymore. I can't subject you to that danger. I can't subject anyone to that danger. Besides, the maids would talk.""Let them talk. I can handle them. You don't have to leave, Aiden." Tears were starting to well up in her eyes and I looked away, unable to look at her."It's for the best, Nicole. Why can't you understand? I need to figure this out myself. I need to understand what's wrong with me and how I can control it.""I just said I will help you out!" She yelled."No, you can't!" I yelled back. "You can't help me figure this out and I will not let you endanger your life by remaining here with you. I gotta leave."With that, I stood to my feet but Nicole held me back as usual. Tears were streaming down her face and she was shaking her head at me."You can't leave me, Aiden. What am I su
Aiden's PovThe sun was at its peak that afternoon and it beat down on my head mercilessly. I had been walking for hours with no destination in my mind and I was tired, hungry and thirsty. I was beginning to wonder if I had made the right decision by leaving Nicole's house and setting out on an unknown journey. It was at this moment I realized how much I had been enjoying myself under Nicole's roof. I never lacked food or clothes. Though Nicole's parents were hardly at home, they made provision for their daughter by sending money to her through a messenger. It was obvious they cared for their daughter's well being and I did well to enjoy these benefits. There had always been an abundance and I had lived comfortably with her.But all that was gone now. I was suddenly back to being miserable. The only difference between my life before at the pack and now was the existence of my wolf but even that did little to comfort me. To be honest, I was still angry at my wolf for showing up at t
Aiden's Pov"I said you should stop. Are you deaf?" The voice called out again and I tensed, my jaw working badly as I tried to keep calm. Whosoever it was starting to get on my nerves and it was difficult to stay calm anymore. I had never liked to be ordered around; all my life, I had been ordered around like a dog but had to endure it because I had no choice. But now, I wasn't under an alpha, neither did I belong to a pack, I was an outlaw and I would be damned if I allowed some assholes to order me around. "I said you should stop!" I felt a grip on my wrist, forcefully pulling me around and before I could react, he had punched me hard in the face. I staggered but soon regained my composure. A snicker escaped my lips as I touched my nose where he had punched me. It hurt like hell and I was sure my nose was broken but I still laughed."Are you laughing?" I heard him say and I raised my head to look at my attacker. He was a tall lanky man with heavy beards and he had a scowl on h
Adelia's PovIt was so noisy here and the noise hurt my ears. I didn't know where I was but this was the only pack I had seen ever since I began this journey and my instinct told me Aiden must be here. Now I could not explain why I felt so strongly that he must be in this pack. I couldn't catch his scent so it could not be that but my instinct never lied, and I knew it would not start lying to me now. It had been a day since I left the Blood Moon pack after speaking to Aiden's friends. After gaining no information about Aiden's whereabouts from them, I decided to embark on my search alone. No one seemed to be worried about Aiden, including his mother. I had visited her after her release and had asked if she knew anything about her son but the omega woman had only shrugged and had said with a dreamy smile that she believed her son was okay. I could still remember how confused I had been and I had gone ahead to ask her why she was so confident. The woman had shrugged again but had r