“What are you doing? Alpha Manuel is waiting.”
I snapped out of my reverie when Adrian raised his voice again. Right, I guess it’s all good that he finds another mate. After all, I was marked and tainted by another man.
My eyes stung and I blinked back the tears that threatened to fall.
“I’ll be right back.” I said, bowing in reverance.
I went to the guest room where I had placed the unmated she-wolves from the pack house. They were all excited, dolling themselves up. It seemed everyone wanted to be mated to the great Alpha Manuel.
I mean, who wouldn’t? I had wet my panties just from locking eyes with him. His name alone was enough to make women fall at his feet.
He was handsome. His body rivaled a greek-god’s and he exuded dominance and power.
He was my mate. Mine. Yet I was the one taking females for him to choose from.
“Are you ready ladies? The Alpha is here.” I hid my displeasure and asked.
The ladies squealed in excitement.
“Is he as handsome as he’s rumored to be?”
“Is he hot and sexy? With a scar on his face from his legendary battles?” The girls' eyes turned dreamy while some fanned their faces with their hands.
“I can’t wait to find out what he’s packing.”
They all giggled happily but this time I didn’t join them. My heart was squeezing painfully and I felt like a lump was lodged in my throat.
This man they were lusting over was supposed to be mine. A strange surge of jealousy bloomed inside me and I felt my wolf bare her teeth, almost growling but I stopped her in time.
“Luna… are you ok?” Arissa who had changed into a beautiful pink pencil dress asked me. She looked beautiful with her hair tied up into a neat high ponytail.
Perhaps Manuel likes these types of girls. Innocent and sweet with no traumatic past.
I shook my head to erase those thoughts, raising my hand and tucking some stray hair behind her ear.
“You look stunning. I’m sure Alpha Manuel will choose you.”
Even though it hurt me to say, I hoped he would choose Arissa. She was kind and hardworking. She would be able to mend his broken heart just in case he felt disappointed that his mate was already mated to someone else.
“Thank you, Luna. I’m nervous though. What if he doesn’t choose me?” Arissa said, looking at me anxiously.
I cupped her face and looked into her eyes.
“Then he’s a fool. Who wouldn’t want a beautiful woman like you?” I remarked.
She smiled sheepishly and fidgeted with her fingers and this time, I laughed for real. She was so cute.
Will Manuel think so too? Pain crushed my heart but I ignored it.
“Ok ladies, follow behind me.” I said to everyone in the room and forced a smile that didn’t reach my eyes. “Good luck.”
I felt guilty because deep down I didn’t really mean that. A part of me was selfish and didn’t want my fated mate to choose someone else. Was I a bad person for thinking this way?
I led them downstairs with a heavy heart. When we got to the lounge, Manuel was seated on a couch with one leg on top of the other, smoking a cigarette.
He looked arrogant and confident like he owned the place.
My wolf stirred inside me once again, I could feel her panting and salivating. She sent me an image of me straddling Manuel and grinding on him right on that white couch.
I shook my head to erase the image. This was not a good time to get turned on. Bodyguards stood on guard around the sitting room and Manuel made Adrian look like a small fry. He was seated timidly like he wasn’t the owner of the house.
If this was a different situation, I would have laughed at his predicament. But I was in my own turmoil.
I was helping my mate choose another female. How I wish we never crossed paths. Ever.
After making the females stand in a straight line facing Manuel, I bowed at him.
“These are the unmated she-wolves in our pack.”
There was a tense silence after I said that. I raised my head only to meet deep broody blue ones. My heart began to race fast and hard.
Why was he staring at me like that? He looked pissed off and it was making me nervous. Regardless, I tried my best to remain calm.
“Introduce yourselves so that Alpha Manuel can know you better.” Adrian said to the ladies and I stepped away from them as they began to step forward and introduce themselves to the man who looked unbothered.
Arissa was the last one to step forward. Her heart was racing and she was trembling. She looked at me and I smiled at her, giving her an encouraging smile. ‘You can do this.’ I mouthed at her and she nodded.
“My name is Arissa York. I’m the head Omega in this pack. The white cloud pack. I may be an Omega but I’m strong and know how to run things around the pack. If chosen I can be both the Luna and mate you need.”
Arissa seemed to get Manuel’s attention. His eyes snapped towards her and he gave her a once over, nodding slightly in approval. My chest constricted.
This was what I wanted right? He was better off with a woman who could only be his. But why did my heart hurt so much?
Arissa stepped back in line with a huge grin on her face while the other females gave her the stink eye.
“Alpha Adrian, you have beautiful women in your pack.” The man called Emilio said from where he sat on the right side of Manuel. “I’m sure my Alpha is having a hard time choosing. That’s why he’s quiet.”
“Oh really?” Adrian laughed as his eyes turned greedy. “Don’t worry Alpha, you can pick more if you want. The more, the merrier.”
I felt disgusted by his remark. I knew he bedded most of the Omegas in the pack. He knew I knew but he still did it every day. But how could he suggest for Manuel to pick more women?
“Is that how you’ve been treating your Luna? You have side pieces?” Manuel narrowed his eyes at Adrian who shrank back into his seat, his tone was ice-cold.
“Of course not. She’s the love of my life. I would never.” Adrian cleared his throat and changed the subject. “Do you find any appealing flower that you would like to pick?”
Manuel looked back at the line of females lazily until his eyes found mine.
“Yes, actually, I do.” Manuel’s reply came and I felt my heart leap out of my chest. It was that look again.
“You do? Who is it among the ladies?” Adrian asked excitedly. I was sure dollar signs could be seen shining in his eyes right now.
My heart was pounding hard against my ribcage as the silence stretched. I had resigned to my fate but I couldn’t help but feel depressed that I had let my mate slip through my fingers.
Manuel took a drag of his cigarette and exhaled the smoke elegantly. He was looking very calm. Clearly oblivious to the many hearts that were accelerating due to the anxiety of waiting for him to make a choice.
Manuel I was running out of time. I needed to find my mate or it will be too late for me and my wolf. Sienna the pack witch said I needed to find my mate or I would lose my wolf completely. Well, fuck that. How did she expect me to go back to a woman who didn’t wait for her mate and ask her to accept me? She chose another man for fucksakes. Of course, I told her to find another solution but we all know how these witches are. Once they got fixated on something, they can never change it. “Alpha, I know what you’re thinking. But if you want to save your wolf, your fated mate is the only way.” Sienna said as she stood in front of my desk. I coiled my hands into fists. If Sienna wasn’t a powerful witch, I would have strangled her to death right now. The word mate made my heart tighten and clench painfully. It was embarrassing for a man like me to lose my shit because of someone the moon goddess decided to pair me with. I mean, she didn’t even want me. Why should I be the on
Lea. My heart was pounding erratically as Manuel skimmed through the females and I had a hard time trying to act normally. Will it hurt me when he chooses his Luna? Yes. It would. In fact, I already felt like someone had their hand wrapped around my heart, squeezing it. Goddess, please give me strength. This jealousy… it will kill me. “Yes… tell us. Whom do you choose? Who has captured the eye of the most powerful Alpha?” Adrian asked Manuel with a greed-laced voice. He was power-hungry and this was an opportunity for his pack to thrive by strengthening his connections with the Salvatore Mafia. I felt my stomach churn when he offered for Manuel to pick more girls. He didn’t treat them like they were living beings. Dishing them out like they were free food. How could I have not seen him for who he was years ago? The sight of him now made me sick. Manuel took his time to respond. I didn’t know why he kept staring at me but his scorching gaze was making me nervous. As if
Lea I looked around the backyard to make sure no one saw me getting nasty with Manuel. This would blow out of proportion and I don’t think my body could endure another beating. The wolfsbane in my system was yet to be completely flushed out for me to regain my healing ability. My heart was yet to calm down from the earth-shattering orgasm I had just experienced. I won't lie. I wanted more. Dare I say, I had secretly hoped Manuel would lift my dress and fuck me right here against this tree. That swollen hard thing that I felt in his pants. I wanted it. He had made the mistake of making me taste something I could never have. Now I craved it like I was an addict and Manuel was my personal drug. After making sure there were no prying eyes, I rushed upstairs and went to the master bedroom. I needed to clean myself up. I smelled of sex pheromones and I didn’t want to get caught. In the shower, I couldn’t help but want to touch myself. Manuel had made me feel things I had never
Lea Manuel unwrapped my arms from his waist and turned to face me. His gaze softened. He raised his hand and stroked my hair, tucking a stray hair behind my ear. I looked down sheepishly. His intense gaze was pooling me in. His eyes were so mesmerizing and I couldn’t help but get lost in them. He grabbed my wrist and led me to the bed and I followed obediently. At this point, I wouldn’t mind whatever he would to me. I would willingly offer myself like a sacrificial lamb to him. It was the goddess’ wish. Who was I to fight destiny? He guided me to sit on the edge of the bed then lifted my dress and went down on his knees. My heart rate spiked as I wondered what he was about to do. “Alpha saliva has some healing properties. I can help heal you.” With that said, he lowered his head and licked the large gash on the side of my waist. “Oh…” a shameful sound escaped my lips making me blush. I didn’t understand what was going on. Why was I feeling a heartbeat in between my legs w
Lea. I closed the door to one of the guest rooms and patted my flushed cheeks in an attempt to calm down. When Manuel asked me why I became Adrian's Luna, I didn't know what to say. I mean, what was I supposed to say? He forced me? That would just look like I was making up excuses. Adrian did force his mark on me but staying was my choice. I had resigned to my fate to protect those I love. Many times I thought about leaving the pack and staying in the human territory but being a lone wolf for too long turns you feral. My parents didn't want to become rogues either so I kept what I was going through to myself. I sighed, running my hand along the wound on my waist that had just closed up. It had healed pretty fast. Was it because Manuel was my mate so his saliva had a quicker effect on me? Strange how the bond between us was still strong. Was it a sign that there could still be hope for us? Stop it, Lea. How can you think so selfishly? You've been claimed by another, Manuel
Manuel I was very angry when Lea left the room. She was already affecting my emotions within a few hours of being here. What pissed me off more was her saying she's mated. Like a loyal wife trying to be faithful to her husband. The jealousy I felt was so intense. I wanted to carry her on my shoulder like a sack of potatoes and take her away from this place. Another wave of anger washed over me when flashes of her injuries flowed through my mind. Those cuts on her beautiful body… why the hell was she enduring such treatment in this pack? Even now, she can feel that I’m her mate but she hasn’t asked me for help or told me to take her away from here. Could she still be in love with Adrian that fucker? My heart couldn’t take it. All these years I had to live with the painful fact of my mate choosing someone else. The days I spent in pain should have been enough to make me feel nothing toward her but why did my heart ache to see her look so pathetic and pitiful? Where was the b
LeaMy heart was beating uncontrollably fast. Manuel’s gaze on me made me shiver. I couldn’t believe he chose me. What the hell was he thinking? I… I’m mated. I have another man’s mark on my neck. What was he up to? Was this his ploy to humiliate me? Or was he trying to take revenge on me after finding out his mate that he had been looking for was another Alpha’s Luna?Whilst I was still in shock, I saw him wink at me and that move did something to me. It looked so sexy that my core clenched in anticipation. Why did everything he did make him look appealing?I wanted this man. It was evident from the way my heart and body reacted to him. But I was scared. All of this felt too surreal. What was he playing at?“Alpha, you can choose any other woman in this pack. Except for Lea. She’s my mate and the mother of my future children.” Adrian’s voice reached my ears. His voice had turned serious but there was a subtle hint showing how nervous he was. Manuel’s request must have taken him by
Lea “Clean up and come outside in twenty minutes. We will leave immediately.” Manuel left me with those words and I stood frozen in place, trying to catch my breath. That was so intense… my knees were still trembling from the earth-shattering orgasm I had just experienced. In just a space of two hours, I had climaxed like it was the first time I was getting stimulated down there. But something was bothering me, niggling at the back of my mind. He had pleasured me until I reached my high but not even once did he kiss me. Did he feel repulsed by me? My stomach turned, twisting into knots. I wouldn’t blame him. Adrian had devoured my lips forcefully in every which way and I hated it. Kissing was out of the topic for me... It was horrible. But I can’t help but wonder how it would feel to be kissed by Manuel. Would it feel as good as his touch felt on my body? I clamped my legs together and bit my lip at the thought. Damn… he’s one sexy Alpha male. I could still smell his pher