My head was spinning.
The attention of all the guests at the party was overwhelming, but not as much as the fact that I had spoken with an offensive tone to an Alpha! If he wanted, he could destroy my life in seconds. I swallowed the lump in my throat and looked around for familiar faces until my gaze fell on my mother who stepped out of the crowd and walked toward me.
She had a wary look on her face and I didn’t need to second guess the reason. It was not every day that my mother saw me walking along with an Alpha.
“Avery.” She planted herself in front of me, her eyes expressing concern, and placed a hand on my shoulder. I knew she wanted to interrogate me but there was a more pressing matter ahead. A six feet tall, sexy one clad in black.
Her gaze shifted up to the Alpha and she bowed to him, “Alpha Dominic. It is my utmost pleasure to see you. Did my daughter do something?”She shot me a small glare and I knew that she was wondering what I had now.
A crooked smile shaped the lips of Dominic as if he was enjoying some personal joke and I felt my palms sweat. This was why they said, to keep your mouth shut when you don’t know the person.
“If charming me with her lovely presence adds to it, then I would say she did.” He said smoothly and my cheeks burnt more than the candles lit on the walls of the hall.
My mother frowned before she understood what he meant and a smile graced her lips. It was not hard to say that she was happy that her reckless daughter had made a good impression in front of the Alpha.
Dominic looked at me and I blushed like a beetroot. Why did his stare affect me this bad? It was as if he stared deep into my soul.
I saw my father entering the hall through the double doors and his gaze immediately fell on me.
“Av! I was looking for y—” he stopped when he noticed Dominic stand in front of us and he blinked a few times before recognition lit his eyes. So, I am the only fool who didn’t recognize who he was.
“Alpha, you’re here.” He said and then exchanged a look with us. He was as confused as I was.
“Your sweet daughter was lost so I led her back.” The Alpha said and my father’s brows shot up in confusion. He looked at me with hesitation and said,
“Thank you, Alpha Dark. Forgive my daughter for she is a curious mind.” He said with fear in his eyes. I had never seen my father fear anyone as he believed in his values a lot and was not afraid to face people. Yet he was today, in front of this man.
It meant that the Alpha really had a powerful reputation.
“Please, call me Dominic.” He said and gave an unnerving smile, the one usually the serial killers gave in movies.
After speaking a minute more, Dominic walked away with one of the town managers who looked too interested in licking the Alpha’s boot. The rest of us walked back into the crowd and I couldn’t help but feel stares pointed at me.
“Av, you shouldn’t have wandered around without us.” My father scolded and I pursed my lips. I never spoke against him and there was not much to defend on my side because I did lose my way because of my stupid brain.
“Oh, don’t be so stern. Didn’t you see? The Alpha was pleased with Av.” My mother chirped in, “None of our neighbors got the opportunity to talk to him. Only we did. I will be flaunting around this for an entire month now.”
I sighed. My mother just loved the attention and making her neighbors jealous was the supreme agenda of her life. Not that I minded because my neighbors sucked as this town did. But I wished she smiled like this when I was not having a guy with me who raised our status.
Jannet walked with Candice towards me with a look that spoke ‘what the fuck was that?’
“I can explain. Don’t jump to conclusions.” I raised my palms in defense.
Candice rolled her eyes and Jannet grabbed my shoulders, “I can’t believe you were with the Alpha!” She had a worried look on her face.
“Yeah, but I am fine. He looks… scary…but he didn’t act out of line.” Except calling me names like kitten.
Jannet exchanged a look with Candice. Candice then looked at me and said, “Av, you should maintain your distance from him.”
Jannet continued, “He’s bad news. There are several rumors about him, some including him killing several people and destroying a lot of lives.”
I shifted my gaze at Dominic who was speaking with a few people on one side of the room. His hands were tucked in the pocket of his sleek black trousers and his side profile was sharp like a lion. I didn’t doubt Jannet’s words as he held an air of intimidation around him. The people talking to him looked equally nervous as if he would cut their throats any minute.
“Did he make such a reputation before his disappearance?” I asked, looking at him not smiling for once. Strange. He was smiling at me most of the time, and it seemed like he was a completely different person when he was talking to others.
Maybe I was overthinking things.
I heard Candice speak, “Duh! I heard from my grandparents that he claimed this town way before and believe it or not, he was so dangerous that even after he disappeared , the warriors working under him did not step out of line in the fear of his wrath. That’s how much influence he has on his pack.”
“Hm. I see.”
I saw him speak before he turned to look my way and I instantly turned my head around, not wanting to be caught staring at him like a creep.
“I’m glad you are fine. When I saw you with him, I was ready to grab your hand and run!” Jannet said and I grinned at her.
She was my best friend for a reason and sometimes got overprotective of me. It was more since the time Samuel started to create havoc in my life. Speaking of the devil, I was glad that I hadn’t seen him around.
“Where is Sam?” I asked,
“Natalie came in and he walked out of the party with her.” Jannet said with a triumphant smile. Finally, I was safe.
“Thank you so much guys. Especially you Cad.” I looked at Candice with gratitude.
“Leave that, how was he like? How was his voice?” Candice asked with a teasing tone and I bit my lip in thought.
“Avery.” The voice of Dominic reached my ears. Wow, was I imagining his voice this well that it sounded so profound?
I looked at my friends, who were standing like statues with horror-stricken looks on their faces. I didn’t need to guess what they were so horrified about when I felt a cold shiver sail down my spine.
I slowly looked past my shoulder and saw a broad chest hidden under the fabric of the black suit with a silver lining that circled a sturdy neck. My gaze followed past the chin to the jaw until I was trapped under the void of the obsidian black eyes.
They gazed softly down at me and I could see my small reflection on them. His lips were slightly curved in a smile, but the intensity of his gaze was unnerving.
He extended his large hand at me and asked, “A dance?”
Maybe Jannet’s idea to elope was a good choice.
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I breathed in and fell the gaze of others in the party on my skin like icicles. There was no way that I could reject an Alpha or who knew what consequences me and my family would have to endure because of his wrath. I haven’t seen him angry yet even though I believe I had offended him before, but one made no promises. I gave him a smile and offered my hand that appeared like a Lilliput in front of his giant palm. He took my hand, his grasp warm yet firm and sparks flew off the area where our skins met. He lead me to the dance floor, where some couples were already dancing to the slow music of the piano and violin. I didn’t like these kind of music but it sounded appropriate and perfect for the hall that looked no less than a royal ball of the Victorian age. The white walls appeared yellow to the warm golden light cast by the chandeliers, the candles on the candelabras and the small led lights on the decorated ceiling. We stood beneath what I would consider one of the largest chandeli
||DOMINIC’S POV|| Weather in Wilfair had its own taste, something I had never experienced before. The atmosphere always had a curse flowing in it, as if this place was forbidden and the fog danced in front of the tinted glass of my window. It was a good way to hide before I could unleash myself and put someone to their grave. Never had I thought that this dead town could be so interesting. And there was one person who made it beautiful, my sweet mate. I saw her walking in the line of other classmates. It was their P.E. class as per I knew what their schedule had. This was the time I could see her so I chose to sit in my car and watch my little kitten do the long jumps. Her hair was tied in a ponytail, the brown waves of her strands cascading down on her small shoulders like a waterfall. Her plump lips moved apart and closed while she spoke to her other friend who I had seen Sky dance with her at the party. I saw a bit of my own reflection in the window of my car, a smile adorning
I played Cheap Thrills on my phone as I got ready for the day. I was so happy! My mission was successful and Sam could not mark me. Now I could focus on my grades and make a plan to get out of Wilfair. With this plan being successful, I had some confidence and looked up to the brighter side of my future. “Av, have your breakfast.” My mom chirped as she slid the plate towards my side on the table and I was surprised to find waffles with chocolate syrup on it. Even my parents were in a good mood today. Last night, they interrogated me for almost an hour on how I met the Alpha and how lucky I was that I got to dance with him. My mom did not leave the chance to brag about it to our neighbors who surely were jealous. I didn’t care what our neighbors felt, but after such a long time I saw my parents being genuinely happy. I was slowly getting at their good side again. Maybe things would go back to normal as they used to. Once I was in Winterville, I met Jannet and Candice and we all la
My heart drummed in my chest. I already had a crazy day, I didn’t know if I had it in me to take more. Why did the Alpha of all people pay a visit to our house?What if he was here to punish us for how I spoke to him before I knew about him? But I did apologize!“Av.” My mother whispered giving me the eye that said, “Greet him back.”I looked back at Dominic and said, “Good afternoon Alpha. A pleasure to see you.”Dominic smiled at me and cocked his head, while Aiden looked at him innocently. “Are you? That is wonderful to know.”I frowned as I did not understand what he meant by his question. Did he somehow realize that I was uncomfortable in his presence?“We cannot believe a day would come when the Alpha himself would grace us with his presence. After all, we are just humans.” dad said with a smile but he was also uncomfortable and doubtful of Dominic’s visit.Humans were considered the lowest of all in the town and due to that, wolves tend to not interact with us. It was a matter o
There was silence in the room and my eyes were wide as saucers, gulping down what he just said.“I don’t understand, Alpha,” Dad said and Dominic’s mischievous smile only broadened.“It is quite simple. Avery will now live with me. When does a human girl come to live together with a male wolf?” he directed the question at my parents while I was frozen at my spot.My mom gasped and she clasped her mouth. Her green eyes turned wide and stared in my direction, “Is it really…true?”Dad had a look of concern falling on his face, “She is your mate?”The tray fell from my hand and made a loud thumping sound as it met the floor. My hands were shaking as I processed what dad was talking about.Me? His mate? The Alpha’s mate?!!“This can’t be true.” My voice trembled and the words came out like a soft whisper but from Dominic’s burning gaze on me, I knew he heard.“You think I would lie, Avery?” He cocked his head to the side, his eyes narrowing slightly as if challenging me to call him a liar.
There was silence in the car, with the sound of the tires and the drumming of my heart profound in my ears. I kept as much distance as possible from Dominic and kept my gaze away from him. Still, I could feel him looking at me and I gritted my teeth.Things changed so quickly. I was in my college, insulted in front of everyone and the next minute, I was declared to be the Alpha’s mate. Was this some kind of a bad dream?I pinched my right cheek hard in hopes of it being a nightmare, but when it stung, I realized that I was living the nightmare. I was taken away from my family and had to live with a person forever, pretending to be his soulmate just because of some stupid chemical bond.“You know, loathing about what happened will not make the pain go away.” His husky voice came from the back and I snapped my head at him,How dare he say that when he was the one who took everything away from me?!I glared at him, showing my point, and then looked back at the window. Suddenly, I felt his
I stared at his face, fuming inside. How could he just do things that always favored him in some way or the other?I didn’t want to follow his orders like a slave, because it would mean that I gave in. Which I would never! But he left me no choice.I closed my eyes softly in a sigh and pushed myself out of the car. I didn’t hold his hand and he did not say anything about it. I looked straight ahead and saw the front view of the mansion which was going to be my personal jail now.My personal jail did not look like one as the facade was constructed with beautiful, pigeon white walls and two tall, thick pillars held a roof that shadowed the entrance door. It was strange how I never noticed this much as I was busy saving my ass and neck in the ball.Dominic walked forward and I followed, staying two steps behind him. His broad back moved with a sense of pride and confidence. I couldn’t believe that he was my mate.If we met in general, he would have never laid his eyes on someone like me.
I looked at his finger which had my hair strand twisted on it like a creeper growing on a pillar. Somehow, I felt that the action represented his type of love for me.Twisted.He let go of my hair and pulled his spine back to his ramrod, proud posture. He turned to the lady who was watching us with big eyes as if she saw something out of the place. It indeed was out of the place given the alpha was showing his affections publicly. Most of them preferred to look intimidating.Though, he was one, to say the least. And also shameless!I couldn’t believe I let him carry me like a vegetable sack into the car. Even my parents must have seen that and now if I thought about it, it felt utterly mortifying.He looked back at me and his eyes subtly narrowed, noticing my glare at him.“What?”“You pulled me up in front of my parents. That’s disrespectful.” I said and saw the maid’s eyes widen at the way I spoke to the Alpha.Dominic didn’t seem to be offended and said, “And whose fault is that?” I