Grandma brought in a huge feast of lamb roast, fried chicken and pulled pork with a variety of sides to choose from. Everyone around the table started moaning in anticipation at the smells. I swore I heard a chorus of rumbling stomachs as they all lined up to fill their plates. After all the plates were full, there wasn’t a word spoken except compliments to my grandma. After everyone had a full belly, and the initial groans of misery were done, we all decided to sit down and plan the security for my crowning ceremony, tomorrow. We decided that the Fae High Lords will glam the palace, making it look like just a regular house to humans. We then decided that we need to find out who the hunters in Florida are getting their information from. I had a sudden idea, “Wait! One of the hunters was at the carnival that we held in Florida. She asked Luna Zendaya about working at the indoor winter park when construction is complete. She gave Zendaya her phone number! We should check that number and
After listening a little further, we found out they are talking about wolfsbane bombs. Wolfsbane can be deadly to wolves. In tiny amounts, it can be a strong pain killer for us but larger amounts will suppress our wolves and cause a horrible burning throughout our bodies. The amounts in a wolfsbane grenade or bomb would cause an excruciating death and keep our wolves from warning anyone else. I really didn’t think they knew anything about werebears because I wasn’t hearing anything that would suggest they knew how to torture or kill us. I smiled as I listened to the feed, “They don’t know that there are other species to worry about.” Grandma laughed, “They’re about to find out.” I laughed with her and we went to get everyone else. As they all listened, I heard growls from every animal spirit in the room. I asked, “How are we going to find out where the bomb is and who is putting it there?” Queen Carina suggested, “I have fairies in there right now. They can follow them to see where th
When Selene faded from sight, I stood and walked into the house. As soon as I stepped in, I could smell my favorite scent (besides that of my mate, of course) … bacon! I walked into the kitchen, refilled my coffee and asked my grandma, “Anything I can do to help?” She smiled, “Today is your special day. You sit and take it easy. I can take care of all the cooking. You have enough to think about today.” I smiled, “Thank you, grandma. You have no idea how much I love you for this.” Grandma chuckled, “Of course, I do.” As I sat down, I put my chin in my hands and prop my elbows on the island, “I’m pretty nervous about this whole thing. Not just the ceremony. I’m worried about mass casualties. I don’t want anyone dying for me.” Grandma nodded, “I understand how you feel, hon. But you need to know that if anyone does die, it’s because they chose to do so. It doesn’t matter which side they are dying for.” I nodded in agreement and smiled, “You always seem to know what makes me feel better.
After lunch, we prepared to leave for the castle. I asked Cedric, “Did you all happen to glam the parking lot?” He nodded, “I did. I would highly suggest you have each of these vehicles take an alternate route.” I smiled, “Already on it.” I went around to each of the vehicles and told each of them that we need to only have two vehicles on each route. They all agreed and I got in our car. We took off for the castle and I could see that the six vehicles behind us went separate directions while one followed us. When we got to the castle, I saw the hunters sitting on a bench in front of the café. It was nice to be able to drive right past them without worrying about them. They have no clue how close they are to the castle. We parked in the parking lot and we were able to get in the castle without being seen by the hunters. Queen Zara met us at the door and she pulled me into a tight hug, “Oh my Goddess! I’m so happy you made it here. Your makeup artist and hair stylist are already here an
When we got to the hall, my family walked ahead of me to be ushered into their seats while King Parker and I waited outside the door. When the music started, the doors opened wide and I immediately saw my mate. He was standing there with his mouth open at first, then smiled widely. I was smiling all the way down the aisle and trying not to drool over how good he looked in his black suit and royal blue tie. As soon as I reached my mate, King Parker put my hand in his and I stepped up onto the stage. He smiled at me with a tear in his eyes. He sighed, “Absolutely stunning.” I thanked him and we turned to the elder who was performing the ceremony. The elder took a deep breath and started, “Good evening, everyone. We are so happy to be blessed with a new princess. This princess is actually a true mate for Prince Luke. A rarity for all of us, indeed. I want to be the first of many tonight to welcome you and to pledge my undying support for you. May your reign be filled with happiness and l
Luke’s POV I was enjoying the sight of my mate in her reception gown when the doors to the reception hall opened. We both turned to walk in after we were announced, then a tall, thin man ran at her and my mate started falling to the floor! I caught her and picked her up bridal style. I looked at her chest and there was a knife protruding from it! I roared, “Get that fucker! He stabbed your princess!” Six guards immediately converged on him and they took him to the dungeons. I growled, “Keep him alive until I talk to him.” I ran to the palace clinic with her in my arms. When I reached the clinic, someone must have mind linked them because the royal doctor was waiting for me, “Prince Luke, please place the princess in this room.” I took her into a room and placed her on the bed as gently as possible. I started grabbing my chest, feeling the pain of the knife. Well, now I definitely know the downside to feeling everything your mate feels. I was on the verge of losing my mind when Cody ap
Sylvie POV I woke up too early the next morning. It was still dark out, but the previous day’s events kept running through my head. I remember seeing a guy take a running jump at me, then a pain in my chest, then darkness, then a doctor standing over me chuckling a little and telling the nurse, “Huh! Looks like her wolf is doing all the work for me.” I asked Nicona, “He didn’t use a silver blade. Did he?” She replied, “Nope. I had you patched up in no time. He didn’t get anywhere near your heart, either.” I smiled, “Thanks.” She responded, “No problem. I didn’t even have to break a sweat fixing this one.” I chuckled at her and asked the doctor, “Can I see my mate now?” The doctor asked, “How are you feeling?” I shrugged, “I’m okay. Just a little sore.” He nodded, “That is to be expected. You’ll need to take it easy for a couple days, but I have no doubt that you are fine. Your wolf does some really quick work.” I laughed, “That’s because she’s used to it.” The doctor just shook his he
After breakfast, we all sat in the living room, discussed the things we need to do today. I suggested, “We should interrogate that guy early so we can get home. Today is the day we have your parents over for one of my grandma’s home-cooked meals. She’s going to want to start working on that soon.” Grandma chimed in, “Don’t you worry about me, sweetie. I can get your grandpas to take me back this morning while you are doing what you need to do. Don’t you let me hold you up. I know you won’t be late for it.” Every man in the room, including Luke, shook their heads, “No way.” I just shook my head and laughed. After we saw the ones who chose to go back leave, we joined King Parker and walked to the dungeons. As we approached my attacker, I had to control my breathing and try not to lose my cool. I wanted to see if I could find out what this guy’s issue is before losing my cool. When we got to his cell, I could tell the guards had roughed him up a little on the way down there and maybe a c