Manny"Manny! Michael come quickly something is wrong with Manny!"I can hear Summer screaming but at this moment, I feel lightheaded and strangely, quite angry. It all takes about a minute and the anger subsides.Then I feel as if I am having a panic attack, then helplessness. Drenched in sweat, I recover and sit upright. Mike and Summer are both looking at me with so much concern."What happened buddy? For a moment you scared us there."Michael queries and I know that even though he is trying to make light of the situation, he is a bit ruffled."I do not know, but I don't think that was my pain."I respond pondering about it then a fear so profound, grips me."Summer, please call Mia! Check on her, please and I will call father and mother as well. Darn it! Why did I not think of them first?"I am frantic by this moment and scared as well. Mia is almost due and that is definitely not labor pain. It felt as if I was being attacked with the intention of killing. I can only think of one thing. Rogues.However, there has not been any attacks since the war. There were no rogues at all as they all either died during the war, or joined Darius's pack. Which is now the pack that my twin sister is ruling with her mate Danny.Danny took over the alpha position two years ago when he found out that Mia was his mate. Could it be that there was some sort of uprising there? However, my speculation is nulled when Mia answers the call. Summer put the phone on speaker phone for all of us to hear."Hey Summer. I am perfectly fine. However, a few minutes ago I had an unusual experience. For some reason I had a panic attack and difficulty breathing. It did not last long though."Hearing that she is fine, I zone out the rest of their conversation. I, on the other hand, have had no luck with either dad or uncle Levi. Which makes me quite anxious and gives me this unspeakable feeling of foreboding."Manny, Mia is fine. Have you reached anyone from home?"Summer asks whilst walking towards me.I shake my head unable to form anything coherent. If anything, I have this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I still have a faint throbbing pain in my left hand and chest and that is making me quite queasy.Darn it! I am an alpha wolf and should not be feeling this helpless. I smash my phone on the floor. Mike grabs me by the hand and helps me sit on the couch. I know I cannot spend the night here. I have to return."Curador, I am sorry buddy, but I have to rush back home. I will.."Before I finish, Summer and Michael both cut me off."We will go together Manny."I look at them about to protest and they both silence me."Look Manny, no matter what happens, we are family, and family stick together. Always. The four of us will fly back to the Luminous Pack together. The fact that dad and uncle Luke are not picking our calls, is enough reason for us to worry. We will use the Royal plane. It will save us time."Grateful, I pull Summer in for a hug. Mike tries to conceal his growl but I just smirk at him."Chill dude. She is my sister you know? Growling at me is disrespectful.""I know buddy but Miguel is too possessive. Come on Manny, you will understand once you get your mate. Stop laughing at me!"Irrespective of the nagging fear within me, we laugh as we pack up. Curador is overjoyed to be travelling with us. It has been a while since he has seen his grandparents. I know he is equally excited to meet the quads. They are almost close in age. My aunt gave birth to the quadruplets in the midst of the great war.Had Apollo not taken them to safety, they might not have made it through that terrible period. Anyway, that is not a time any of us wants to talk about. Now, I have this sinking feeling inside of me. The fact that neither my dad nor my uncle is picking our calls, makes me panic.All I can think of is there must have been an attack back home. Otherwise, what other reason could there be for them not to pick up calls?"All set my King. Do not worry about anything. I will take care of everything till you are back. If there is any need for the Royal Pack to intervene, just tell me. In the meantime, I have instructed the warriors to be ready for anything."Gunther and Michael are like brothers. They even became closer after Michael lost his parents during the war. Michael made Gunther his Supreme Beta. Their bond is admirable. They are not related by blood but I know either of them could easily lay their life down for the other."How long do I have to tell you to stop addressing me as king, Gunther? At least not when we are alone. We are family, man."Michael complains but to my surprise, Gunther and Summer burst out laughing. I know it is their mutual joke and surprisingly, Michael never gets it. Anyway, I love these lighter moments and it helps calm my flailing nerves.After all is set, we leave for the Luminous Pack. Try as I can, I know the next four hours are going to be anything but exciting. Even though Summer is trying to be strong, I know she is equally worried.The last war did that to all of us. We panic at the slightest of discomforts. I know even though it has been six years now, everyone still feels the devastating effects of the war. I can safely say that, even though we are trying to move on, the loss we suffered is imprinted on our souls.Everyone is still picking up broken pieces of their lives. It does get easier with time, but for those who were in the forefront, I know it is still a long way to go. Summer was young and still in her teens when she had to lead a whole army.What makes me angry is the fact that we have all been feeling it. That foreboding feeling of imminent disaster. Apart from the panic attack I just had, I know that something is coming. We just do not know what it is.It cannot be Harold, as he is now happy with his mate, Lesedi. He is a changed man and is trying to repair the damage he caused. I know for sure that Harold will never again, instigate any other war in his lifetime.Then what is this imminent danger we all sense? Now that we cannot reach anyone from home, that fear is slowly eating away at my composure. The plane suddenly feels as if it is moving at two miles per hour.Frustrated, I decide to focus on Curador. My nephew is a breath of fresh air. He is a healer from when he was in the belly. Everyone knows it. Although Michael and Summer are trying to keep his abilities at bay, it cannot be helped.Even this adorable little man knows when things are not going well. As I turn towards him, I see an orb of light surrounding him. It pains me that even as young as he is, he knows that everyone is uneasy.Before any of us can stop him, he sends calming waves towards all three of us. It eases our anxiety and I for one, I am thankful. I have no idea how I would have endured this flight in such anxiety."Mummy, daddy and uncle Manny, you guys do not have to worry. Nothing will happen to you guys as long as I am here. Also my two grandpas and grandmas are fine . I just know it. Please try to relax. You are scaring me."His innocent voice tugs at my heartstrings. It is not fair that a child is forced to grow up before time. Sometimes I really want to curse at the gods. Why can't the universe just be peaceful for all who dwell here? Why should there always be conflict amongst its dwellers?I pull Curador into my arms and hold him dearly. The next thing I know, I am being woken up by Summer. It seems like we have reached out destination. I have no recollection of how I fell asleep at all.My nephew is fast asleep clinging to me Luke a little koala. I smile and carry him tentatively to the waiting car. The royal guards used another plane but they have arrived ahead of us. I am sure they are the ones who made arrangements for the cars.The next twenty five minutes are spent in silence. Since I am already with them, it is easy for us to bypass patrol and protocol. Besides, Michael and Summer are the Alpha King and Luna Queen. Which means they are out overall rulers. They definitely do not need permission to enter anyone's territory.I only grant permission to the royal guards and we proceed to the pack house. Upon reaching there, we are met by a distraught mother."Thank goddess you guys are here. Luke has been standing in for the principal at the school. So he left in the morning and Levi followed as you know that after school is training day. But, something happened at the school. Even some of the school children got hurt as well as gamma Sawyer. They are all in the pack hospital."Wow, this is quite deep. What exactly happened at the Luminous School? Who could have hurt everyone like that? However, what mother says next leaves me even more confused.
Dr Boyce When Alpha Luke called me to the school, I was about to leave the pack hospital. I had a meeting scheduled with all branch managers for the different Luminous casinos.Most of the stuff was new. Two months ago, I was forced to reshuffle the higher ups. Sneaky humans. They had started stealing from us and I was left with no choice but to fire most of them. However, considering the gravity of the situation at the school, I had to go. After being told that the badly injured student was human and would need a transfusion, I contacted a human doctor friend of mine, to organize about four pints for me. I collected the blood and headed for the school. How could warrior Levi have allowed the new human student to fight with the werewolves? Now she is badly injured and that is the worst that could happen Honestly, I am quite frustrated. He of all people, should have known better. That is the very reason we have minimized the intake of human students. Their plan to hike the school
MannySeeing how frantic my mother is, I am having a hard time composing myself. I have no choice but to keep calm for my nephew's sake. I do not need to scare the precious boy.So, I painstakingly wait for my mom to finish narrating whatever she knows of the commotion at the school. What she says next gives me mixed feelings. I do not know whether I should laugh or cry at the same time. "Gamma Sawyer received a call from your father about his son having been hurt during training. He left in a hurry and another call came in from your dad. This time, Scarlet had gotten into a fight with the human girl, who hurt her brother. I guess gamma Sawyer had taken off in wolf form, hence your dad could not reach him on his phone."As my mom speaks, I cannot help but feel awed by the human girl. How can a mere human defeat a full grown wolf like the Sawyer's boy? She is definitely quite interesting. "Then I guess your dad forgot he was still on the phone with me. I heard him screaming to Scarl
AriaIn as much as I was against the idea of moving in with the Reynolds, I honestly had no choice. At least, I had to do it for Henna's sake. The poor woman was scared that the Sawyers might really come after us. You might wonder what I thought of all that? Well, I do not buy it. Not one bit. No one in their right mind would seek revenge for such a trivial matter. Either the Sawyers are downright stupid, or the Reynolds are hiding some deep secret.I honestly choose to go with the latter because that is the only plausible and quite frankly, sensible explanation. Something is amiss and I intend to find out. Now, you all must think that I am crazy for putting myself in danger right? Actually, I do not know how, but I am darn sure the Reynolds will not hurt us. I just know it. The Sawyers do not scare me. I know that I could take the whole clan down if need be. The reason I am playing along is because, from the very first day I set foot in that school, I knew that something was off.
MannyI thought that once I meet my mate, everything would be alright. However, it is not so in my case. If anything, meeting my mate is proving to be an agonizing experience.Do not get me wrong. I was depressed and feared that I would be a mate-less wolf the rest of my life. So, that day, a month ago, when Summer and I rushed to that school, will always be the best day of my life. I will always remember how her tantalizing lavender blossoms scent almost knocked me over. I remember that it caught me unawares and for a moment, I lost my cool. Even my wolf was giddy and for a while, we were the happiest. Unlike doctor Boyce, I have had no progress whatsoever with my mate. She just does not acknowledge me. She has made it a point that she can only interact with me on social gatherings. She has refused to give me a chance to date her. In fact, she has not opened that door for anyone else. I am slowly losing my mind. Honestly, I am not doing well. How can I function properly when my ma
MannyI look up at my mate and see the shattered look in her eyes. I keep quiet and keeping licking the torrent of tears flowing on her cheeks. I can tell she is recalling something so painful that it hurts her even now. So, if I dare invade her mindlink, I might just end up up shutting her off.There is a distant look in her eyes that signifies that she is recalling her past. Even though the tears are streaming down her cheeks, she makes no sound. Not even a sob. For me, this is deep and shattering pain. I am now rethinking my strategy. Was this even the best move? Am I not being ruthless by forcing her to open up? But then again, why should I let my mate carry such a heavy burden alone? Only if she shares will I be able to help her out. As much as it hurts me to see her like this, I have to know her. Since she cannot let me in, I had no option but to resort to cunning methods. It is pretty obvious that she would never share her past with anyone willingly. I just know it. Call it
AriaThey say that a problem shared is a problem half solved and I believe it. The only thing that makes all this surreal is the one I am sharing my story with. Avery large, pitch black Spirit wolf. The universe surely works in mysterious ways. I cannot believe that my invisible friend, whom I am telepathically connected to is a wolf. How cool is that huh?I already know that I am supposed to be scared, but here I am snuggling with my wolf friend. All I feel around him is peace and contentment. No apprehension and certainly no fear. It is as if I just know that this humongous wolf will never hurt me, no matter what. Then there is this tingling sensation whenever we come in contact with each other. The only strange thing is, it also happens with Manny Reynolds. It scares me but nothing of that sort with the wolf. Is there a connection to these two? It cannot be! With Manny, the electric sparks make me feel apprehensive and to an extent, angry. However, with Wolfie, the sensation tho
MannyYes! She feels it too. As strong as I do. My mate feels all the effects of the mate bond. I just do not understand why she finds it easy to get closer to me in my wolf form than in my human form. However, for now, having her all to myself in whatever form is heavenly.Initially, the atmosphere was tense as she narrated her life story. After that moment, when she exuded a chilling aura so foreboding, she turned all nice and cuddly. It was the best moment of our encounter. She decided on her own to snuggle with me. The eruption of sparks was otherworldly. It took all my efforts to curb the growls that were threatening to live my throat. Then it hit me. The scent of her arousal. I swear today, I practiced serious self restriction. I have no idea where I got such self control. The scent of her arousal almost made my wolf take over. I am glad that for the first time, Matt listened to me.Had he had his way, he would have ravished her senseless right here. The result would obviously
AriaI have mixed emotions about my encounter with Wolfie. One one hand, I am happy that I have been able to put a face to my telepathically connected friend. Whereas on the other hand, I am a bit unsure of our friendship. It is undeniably weird. Yet, it feels just right.It is obvious that there is a greater reason why we are connected. I may not be able to understand it now, but I will definitely find out. I have never been a believer in coincidence. I know for sure that there is a reason for all of this. I just do not know the reason yet.The one thing that is just so daunting is the feelings that were aroused in me when I snuggled closer to Wolfie. They are foreign and something that I have never experienced before. Could it be that I am not as normal as I deem myself to be? Why on earth would be I sexually attracted to an animal? What is wrong with me? I have to find out what it is before I lose my mind. All logic tells me to cut all connections to Wolfie, but my heart is agains