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 one to suffer?
“Antonio will take over the pack.” I said nonchalantly.
“Are you serious Alpha? You would rather give the pack to that villain? Besides, I’ve already given you an idea about what to do with your mate. It’s a win-win.”
I groaned, pinching the bridge of my nose. Frustration bubbled up in me knowing there was no other option.
“I hope you’re right Sienna.”
“I’m never wrong Alpha. You know that. This is a good excuse for you to go find your mate. I know you’ve always craved for her even though you deny it.” She winked at me and left my office, her flamey red hair trailing behind her.
I sat up straight in my seat as I pondered my options. Sienna was right. Finding my mate was the easiest solution. Or rather the only solution since the other one requires me to do nothing but await my wolf’s death.
And what’s an Alpha without a wolf? I would rather die.
But Goddess forbid. I still had a lot of things to do in this life. I refuse to die young.
‘Emilio, tell that dickhead, Alpha Adrian, that we accept his proposal for an alliance but I will be going to his pack to choose a mate as payment for the contract.’ I mind-linked my Beta.
‘Got it, Alpha.’
Two days had passed and we were now driving through the territory of the white cloud pack. My wolf stirred in my chest knowing my mate was in this pack. But so did my hunger… I felt veins pulsate in my neck and my fangs threatened to come out.
My breathing became labored. I hadn’t even seen her yet but my body had reacted to her presence in this pack.
“Alpha, are you sure about this?” Emilio asked from the driver’s seat. I had wanted to discuss a few things with him on our way so I let him drive me instead of my driver, Edward.
“If I’m not sure why would I waste my time coming all the way here?” I asked him coldly, trying not to wince from the pain in my chest.
“Well, I was just asking just in case you’ve changed your mind,” He said, looking at me through the review mirror.
I met his gaze and strengthened my determination.
My mate caused this so she should fix this. I wasn’t willing to spend the rest of my life wolfless while she enjoyed her life with her chosen.
We found Alpha Adrian and his Beta waiting for us on the patio. My brows furrowed when I didn’t see the person I had come all the way here for.
Where is she? Shouldn’t she be at her Alpha’s side as his Luna?
Alpha Adrian approached when we alighted from the car. For security reasons, I traveled in a convoy of three cars with my warriors who paused as bodyguards in the human territory.
“Welcome to our pack Alpha Manuel. This is my Beta, and second in command, Ben.” He said, pointing to his Beta.
I couldn’t help by sweep my gaze over Adrian. Golden brown eyes, and short black hair that was shaved in the sides but he was a few inches shorter than me. I scoffed internally, he was nothing special.
I nodded briefly at his words while Emilio did the talking.
“Thank you, Alpha Adrian. We are happy to be here too.”
Happy my Alpha ass.
They led us into the house and that was when a pleasant smell hit my nose with full force making my cock harden at once in my pants. Jasmine and Lavender with a hint of chocolate. My favorite. I felt my wolf stir and he howled inside me.
My eyes wandered around the lounge to find the source of the intoxicating scent.
My heart sank when I saw her standing timidly in the corner while looking at her feet. This was not what I was expecting to see. What happened to the proud, cheery girl she was five years ago?
Something tugged at my heart when she got startled by my presence and dropped the tray. It took my all to not snap Adrian’s neck in half. How dare he treat her like that?
She looked frightened. But it was undeniable that she was still beautiful. One of the best-looking she-wolves I’ve ever seen.
Her jet-black hair suited her fair skin well and her gray eyes were mesmerizing. What surprised me was the way Adrian was treating her. I thought they were in love. That’s why she chose him right?
I couldn’t take it anymore and stepped forward. Leaning down, I scooped her into my arms. Sparks erupted through me and for the first time in five years, I felt alive.
She was scared of me and couldn’t even look me in the eye. What the hell did this bastard do to my mate to change her to this? She had turned into a shell of herself.
Anger rose within me and I fought the urge to rip his heart out.
After I helped Lea remove the glass shards, the bastard ordered her to bring unmated she-wolves for me to check.
There was no need for that but I said nothing. Bidding my time. It seemed I would have to use another strategy seeing that my mate is not very happy with her chosen. I don’t necessarily have to use force to take her with me.
Deep down, I wondered how she felt to find out I am the mate she threw away. She kept stealing glances at me and I knew she was affected by my presence.
Good. That would make things easier.
She went away and came with a queue of dolled-up women. They were all boring but only one got my attention. Not that I was interested in her but I liked her boldness. She was an Omega yet she bravely presented herself as a potential suitor.
I nodded my head when she was done introducing herself. I was a friend of strong courageous women. My pack didn’t have any weak women and I was pleased to find such here as well. What baffled me was why Lea had changed to this timid woman I was seeing in front of me.
“Do you find any appealing flower that you would like to pick?” Adrian asked and I pretended to scan the females for a few seconds and then locked eyes with Lea. The only reason I’m here.
“Yes, actually, I do.”
“You do? Who is it among the ladies?” Adrian asked excitedly and I scoffed internally. He’s so eager to strengthen his ties with the Mafia.
I could sense Lea’s anxiety. It was written all over her face. I smirked, taking my time to answer.
“Yes… tell us. Whom do you choose? Who has captured the eye of the most powerful Alpha?” Adrian kept pushing.
I kept quiet and took a few puffs of my cigarette, my eyes staring intently at Lea.
I came here with an intention. Five years ago my mate was stolen from me right before my eyes and I foolishly let her go without so much as a fight.
Something I regretted deeply.
Now, I’m here to snatch her away.
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
Manuel She tasted like heaven. I don’t know what came over me. I just couldn’t stop myself from touching her. Her delicious scent spread around us, teasing me... making me throb hard. At first, I was pissed off that she didn’t want to leave with me. I even thought about holding her at gunpoint and forcing her into my car. But the moment I pulled her against me. My self-restraint snapped. I did exactly what I had been thinking about ever since I stepped into this place. My fingers pumped into her hot wet core and I imagined how it would feel to have that warmth wrapped around my manhood. She was driving me crazy already and thank goddess she couldn’t see my face right now because she would have been frightened by my fangs that had extended, hungrily begging to sink into her beautiful neck. The way her body responded to my touch made me want to hear her scream my name over and over again. Her erotic sighs were like a sweet melody to my ears. Goddess knows how much I wanted t