Hello my wonderful lovely readers!First, I want to say thank you for supporting me with my stories and I hope you are enjoying so far! I wanted to apologize. I’ve wanted to keep up and have my chapter or two a day but recently, between health issues and family, that has not been possible. I want to reassure all of you, my love and continuation for this story is still there! It’s not abandoned or finished. By any means. I’ve just not been healthy enough to focus my creativeness.Things are changing coming up here. I get to have a bit more time to myself. Get to focus a little more, as well as *hopefully* not as frequent drs visits. So! I’m hoping we jump back into this next week, not 100% on the exact date yet next week. I’m shooting for early next week, at least having two chapters! I’m also going through and doing some rough edits on the earlier chapters. Just misspelled or incorrect words. I’m not a person who can focus on multiple stories at once, so this story is still my sole focus.I have been writing some later scenes. Honestly, I haven’t decided if I’m going to have them in the story. Only because it’s heavily Auri focused. But I want to make sure Vale is still my main squeeze. :)I’m trying to be better about posting and replying on twittter. I have my twitter in my bio and if you follow me I just retweet writing stuff. And post updates. I’m also thinking about doing some sketches as well of the area, places, homes, and just small things that are in my worlds. Not right away. I’m trying to ease back in with my health but we are getting there.I appreciate all of you and your patience with me! <3MishanAngel
The Alpha stood up, eyes wide. “Leaving? Like going back to fight later?” The warrior shook his head. “No Alpha, they packed up their camps and tents and left. Went back to their homes. It’s over.” Vale looked at me and smiled, I nodded back to him. “Well now, that’s great news!” Mark, the Alpha, and Beta Joshua smiled exuberantly and clapped each other on the back. As though they did something that warranted this celebration. “Let us feast! Tell everyone but the scouts to head back to the castle. We shall have a full spread prepared! I would like the scouting groups to eat as much from the food prepared for today as they would like but keep an eye out to make sure there is no trick.” “Yes Alpha!” The three disappeared out of the tent. I sighed and stretched. “Well, that was anti-climatic. Should we head back?” “Yes, yes I think we should. I think after a couple days of ensuring that there is no trick, we can be out if you’d hair, Alpha Niles.” Mark smiled and I almost snapped m
A week after the death of Alpha Niles, Vale and I welcomed Alpha Evan and his Luna Naomi, with their pup. We had had already taken care of the vampires and it turns out, there were only a few that were holed up in a building just outside of the pack territory. Vale already had passed on the title of Alpha, introducing the whole pack to their new Alpha. I had never seen so much elation and suddenly the pack turned back into a place they could call home.We were still here though, trying to sort out the ridiculous amount of issues that the previous Alpha and Beta left behind. There wasn’t much I could help with so I started up on a new routine for the warriors so they would be better off then the ridiculous routine they had previously. I also took over the scheduling for the patrols in the area.From what I understood, the two High Council members were still at the witches coven, trying to sort out some other issue there. I had stopped by a couple times to see the kids and they seemed v
The next few days were horrid. I refused to give Vale more than three words, two of which included ‘my king’ at the end of everything. More than once had he yelled at me but I took it with a blank, bored expression. This pups anger couldn’t scare me. Goddess, no. I wondered sometimes if he had ever seen Auri truly angry before. She was a force that would leave me breathless with fear.If he required a deeper conversation, I was short, straight to the point and sometimes sarcastic. The change seemed to shift the whole castle in the awkwardness between us.I didn’t give a single shit though. Neither did Rydere. We both sometimes needed time and he would take over, letting me retreat. He treated Vale even more sarcastically that I did. Which, of course, ticked Vale off even more. But I was angry and I felt like I had to bottle all my pain. Bottle everything and even when I tried to reach out to Bryan or Simon, there was nothing. Morgan had called me, giving me a status update on Ezekiel.
Vale didn’t push me after my outburst, didn’t try to seek me out. In fact, he avoided me like the plague. Luna Naomi told me he had called Simon and Bryan but neither of them would give him details. They only said they would speak to use when we got there. This irritated him enough to break his phone as he threw it against the stone. Alpha Evan though was accommodating when he realized the issue. He understood my pain at the loss of my Alpha. That was enough and I didn’t need to explain further.I slammed the trunk shut with our luggage. Turning to the Alpha and Luna who were standing next to the car, I flashed them a smile. “Thank you for allowing us use of the car.”“Please. We brought our own and the pack has quite a few. It’s the least we could do after all this.” Alpha Evan reached out and shook my hand. “Thank you for everything you have done, Beta Hector. We owe you greatly, if you ever need anything, especially with your Alpha, we would be happy to help.”Nodding, I swallowed
All of us sat or stood in the living room. Jax, Simon and Morgan were leaning against the wall with the fireplace, the couch was taken up by Ezekiel, Bryan, and Lucy. I sat on the single chair across from them, closest to the fireplace while Vale sat in the other. AJ was sitting on the arm of the couch. Everyone was shifting uncomfortably, trying to get comfortable in a conversation we knew was impossible. “Really, Pipsqueak should be here but she’s been unreachable for a past few weeks.” Morgan was the first to say something. “It’s fine. I just…I need some of it. Whatever happened.” My knuckles were white as I threaded my fingers together, just trying to hold myself together. Trying to let my emotions consume me. It was Simon who spoke up first. “Alpha…sorry…Auri had been in contact exclusively with Pipsqueak. They were working nonstop. Auri wouldn’t sleep. She wouldn’t eat until she was working on a new lead with her.” AJ nodded. “We took turns making sure she rested or ate. Othe
Turning into Auri’s office, I could see Ezekiel had been working out of it but I turned to one of the bookshelves and pulled out the drawers that were beneath them. Auri had a complicated, yet brilliant filing system that spanned over a ridiculous amount of time. Everything was meticulously ordered and filed. Bryan walked in while I was working through drawer number three. “Hector, what…?”“I know Auri kept records of everything. Where were the lists?”Bryan came closer. “What lists, Hector? There are thousands of them in here.”“The…the ones with the individuals we went after. The BloodHunter coven. When we took down the High Council.” I slammed the third drawer shut, opening the fourth. “I don’t think it’s on that side. It’s older.” Bryan turned and opened up two of the drawers near the door. “Why?”I growled, moving onto the next. “To prove a theory wrong.”Ezekiel came into the doorway next. “Everything okay?”“Apparently, Rydere has a theory that Hector is trying to prove wrong
***Ezekiel’s POV*** I brought the two wooden swords down against Morgan’s block. The sound reverberated in the backyard only to be overshadowed by the waves crashing against the rocks. My body was covered in sweat and I already had discarded my drenched shirt a while ago. Morgan, however, looked completely unperturbed. His button up shirt was just rolled up to his elbows and not even a hair was out of place. Growling, I spun into a kick and then followed up with two strikes, trying to overpower him. Of course though, he blocked my kick with his arm, his one sword blocking both of my hits. Jumping back, I straightened and took a deep breath. “You’re doing much better.” Morgan nodded to me and reached over, throwing me one of the water bottles on the table. Cracking it open, I downed half of it. “I still can’t even get a hit in.” “Don’t worry. It took Auri a long time to even get close. You’re starting to build back up the muscle you lost. You can’t expect to be better right away.
“No Dad, she isn’t. Hector and Pipsqueak have been working nearly non-stop trying to find her but they aren’t able to grasp much. We don’t have a lead or anything. The first time Zeke felt anything was three days ago, she was removed from the pack. It does mean she is still alive but now we don’t have a connection to her.”Logan sighed. “Neither do I.”“Well, maybe you could have helped four months ago when we told you she was missing in the first fucking place.” Morgan grumbled.“Auri goes ‘missing’ all the time. I didn’t think…”Vale balked and his mouth dropped open. “Are you kidding me? We told you, explicitly, that the BloodHunter Coven that somehow has been rebuilt was the one who has her and you thought she was on a fucking vacation? She traded her life for my mates. The least you could have done was come and help!”Logan looked up at Vale. “You found your mate? Did you make her Luna?”I winced but Vale held my hand tighter. “Alpha Ezekiel is my mate, Dad. He currently is Alpha