" Alpha. I am Elijah. I'm not an Alpha but I have found all these people in my travels. We come from all different packs who have survived Jackson. We come here seeking asylum because we know that Jackson won't be coming after you any time soon. Everyone know that. Which makes this the safest pack in the world right now." The man says. And Alpha Asher looked at me. " How many people do you have here?" I asked. " There's 54 of us from 8 different packs. We need help. We wouldn't be here if we didn't." Elijah says. And I look at Asher with pity on my face. He knew that we couldn't turn them away. And I didn't want to. They came to us for a reason. " Alright. Well, we weren't expecting this so we are going to have to find you all places to stay." Alpha Asher says. " What about the meeting hall? It's not being used. We can get cots set up. At least it's somethng for now." I suggest. " That's a good idea. Like a little boarding house for asylum seekers." He says. " Yeah." I say
The following morning when I woke up Asher was still asleep and I looked at the clock and it said 8am. I knew that there was a lot of stuff to do and I tried to get up carefully but Asher pulled me back to him. " No. It's a stay in bed all day today." He says. " Yeah right. We both know that's never going to happen." I giggle. " I know. But I don't want to get up." He says. " We have. to. There's way too much stuff to do today. Come on." I say. " Fine." He says reluctantly getting up. And we both started getting dressed. Asher was finished before me and he said that he was going straight to the meeting hall. " I'll meet you there. I have to stop by the hospital first and then I will be there." I say. " Alright. Don't go anywhere without your guards." He says. " I know. They've been following me for days. It's a little hard for me to forget them." I say and he smiled at me before he left. But once he was gone the smile wiped from my face and I went further to the back o
Asher called a pack meeting and we all met at the training grounds since the meeting hall was all taken up. Everyone, even the refugees, came to the meeting and Asher stood up in front of everyone with Cole and his parents by his side. And to start with I was standing off to the side but he got me to stand up with them to face everyone. That was really nerve wracking. " How many people are in this pack?" I asked. " 3500. Not including the refugees." Cole answered me. And my eyes went pretty wide after that in surprise. " I didn't know that it was so big." I commented almost choking on my own words. " Alright. I know that you have a lot of questions about Jackson. It's no secret that we have been at war with him for months. He wanted two members of our pack that were new arrivals. He already killed one of them and he is after the other one. I'm sure you all know by now that I am talking about Ivy. But she is a member of this pack and that's not going to change. Her and her mot
I got to the meeting hall and two men were in there having an arguement about something that I knew nothing about. They were for two different packs and I ran in and got between them. " What the hell is going on in here?" I asked. " That asshole thinks that his pack was stronger than my pack. So I told him to prove it and he won't." One man yelled. " Are you f**king kidding me right now? What the hell is wrong with you two? Neither of you have a pack anymore. Look around you. This is it. This is what you have. You two are on each others side now. There are no more sides." I yelled. And they looked around at everyone else. No one were seperated into packs that they came from, they were all just getting along with everyone else not trying to make enemies and just trying to survive. " There is too much fighting going on outside this territory. Why would you want to start fighting here?" I asked. And that seemed to calm them down enough. But they went on other sides of the room.
ELSIE POV I was woken in the middle of the night to the entire building shaking and Henry jumped up right beside me and grabbed a hold of me to make sure that I was alright. It felt like an earthquake or something. But that made no sense here. We rushed out of our room and saw debri everywhere in the halls and the stairs were broken and we needed to be careful getting downstairs to the first floor. Henry tried to pull me outside when I noticed the basement door open. I stopped him and I ran to the basement and down the stairs where I saw everything in shambles. This is where the explosion originated from. I was sure of it. I was the guard lying dead on the floor and I ran to Beau's cell. Henry pulled out his set of keys and opened the door and Beau was unconscious on the ground. The two other prisoners weren't in their cell's. At least not all of them. I could make out little parts of them lying around but there was dust everywhere. We couldn't see a whole lot in the dark down
ASHER POV I insisted that Ivy be moved straight to a room that was private and she was hooked up to every machine that she needed to be on, she was hooked up to an IV and a blood bag but she was just lying there. Comepletely lifeless. Like she wasn't even there anymore. All I kept wondering was, where the hell is she? Where is she right now? This wasn't the Ivy that I know. Not lying here. She was a fighter. She wasn't going to let someone like this stop her. She was so much stronger than this. ****************** IVY POV I am standing in the middle of a town that was nothing but rubble and debri lying around everywhere. There was nothing left of the town. The buildings were half destroyed, cars overturned, small fires everywhere. Someone you would see in a post apocolyptic movie or something. I stood there looking around at the bodies that litter the ground. Human bodies. They were innocents. The victims of Jackson. " He isn't going to stop. Not any time soon." A voice says
ASHER POV I got to the hospital in record time and everyone got out of my way as I was running down the hall and around the corner to Ivy's room. I burst into the room and Beau was standing next to the bed but he was the only one in her room and I saw her turn her head to look at me. " Asher." She says with a smile on her face. I let out a breath of relief and I walked over and hugged her. " You came back to me." She say. " I was just about to say the same thing to you." I says. " Did you get all the people that you went to save?" She asked. " I did. Don't worry about any of that now." I say pulling back and looking at her. I put my hands on either side of her face and she was staring back up at me. And I slowly pressed my lips to hers. She was here. She was back. She kissed me back so softly, so passionately. I didn't want this feeling to stop. The sparks that ignited everywhere I touched her. It was addictive. And then Beau cleared his throat from the other side of the room
The following morning Asher was still asleep when I woke up and I got changed and headed downstairs. I jogged around the whole territory which took two and a half hours and then I was heading back to the packhouse. 'Asher. You up?' I mindlinked. ' Yeah. Where the hell are you?' He asked. ' About 10 minutes away. Get changed and meet me in the training room.' I said. ' I told you that it's too soon for you to start training.' He says. ' And I ignored you when you said that. I'm training today with you or with my own guards. It's up to you.' I say. ' Fine. I'll be right there.' He says giving up on the argument. He could tell in the tone of my voice that I wasn't going to give up on this. I was training weather he liked it or not. When I got to the training room at the back of the packhouse Asher was already waiting for me and he turned around to look at me as I walked in and I approached him on the pads. " I want you to know that you asked for this. You wanted to start