“What is your name?” A thick finger grazed my face as I sat up.I shivered but my reaction stemmed more from the feeling of his voice caressing me than the weather. He spoke in a quiet resonant voice that wrapped around me like a warm and heavy blanket. If his presence felt like home, his low, distinct voice felt like a hug.Still, I could not shake off the effect of his presence. He had a forbidden aura and sharp eyes that watched me like a hawk. I trembled inside me with fear yet he had done nothing to me. If I ever angered this man –His steely gaze narrowed on me as I took my time supplying my name. It was not that I did not want to tell him – it was just – His presence unnerved me. I felt a suffocating urge to hide or cower out of sight but I forced my voice to come out.“Sihana Asena.” My voice came out as a subdued whisper while I fought back a shiver.“Sihana Asena,” he tested the name on his tongue and a shiver raced down my spine. His deep baritone warmed something deep insi
“What do you mean your mate?” Kade was the first to speak after the deafening silence that followed Cahir’s words. He took an involuntary step towards me and I stepped back.Nervousness made my heart pound a fast rhythm that made my heart ache in no time. Everyone was looking at me now and unused to attention, I wanted nothing more than to crawl into a hole and hide.A frown contorted Kade’s features, the doctor and Aristo had matching looks of surprise while Warren – The former Alpha looked calculating. Cahir growled as Kade took another step towards me.“Alpha Kade, one more inch –“ He left the threat open, crossing his arms in a false laidback display. His corded muscles bulged through his shirt as he crossed his arms tight, glaring at Kade.I felt a storm brewing in the room and by the look of things, I was not the only one feeling the incoming eruption between the two incumbent Alphas in the room.“Why do we have to deal with all these people now,” Asena sighed, annoyed with the
*KADE*Sihana had a nice body, no man would deny this. Her full chest and round hips complete with a cinched waist and straight legs enticed many men in the pack. Her full pouty lips and doe eyes were enough to weaken even the toughest man so I had my work cut out for me. Every time a man looked at her with lust in his eyes, I made sure he had too many problems to distract him from her after that.I earned myself a reputation in high school for being a tyrant and a bully as there were rooms full of men to be dealt with there. When the time to leave for college came, I made sure to apply to a college close to home. Who knew what would happen if I left for four years? I may come back to see some idiot took her away.Even while doing all these, while making sure she never had a boyfriend, or that a boy even dared come close to her, I knew I could not have her. As an Alpha, I needed a strong mate to lead beside me, a woman who could give me strong children to take over from me and lead th
“I want to know how she is doing.” Despite being a healer as he knew, Alpha Cahir still brought me back to the doctor for a checkup. “Run some tests, do your thing. I want to know the extent of the damage done to her by this pack,” he declared.“I am fine, really,” I muttered but my mouth snapped shut when he gave me a wilting glare. A chill passed through me at that look.“Get into the bed.” The way he spoke reminded me so much of Kade, except with much more power.With Kade, I could try to resist or ignore his command until he used his Alpha voice, but when Cahir spoke, I obeyed without first thinking. My back hit the bed a second after his command and the doctor approached me. This was a new doctor, unlike the first one who Cahir now despised.“I will need you to take your shirt off for me,” the doctor said, laying things down on a table beside me. A nurse stood beside him, ready to work when called upon. “There are no scars on your face but it’s awfully red. I’d like to see how yo
“Beta Aristo!” The three girls turned to the man taking up a large part of the doorway. Avalon’s tight grip on my hair loosened before she finally let go, taking a step away from me.“What are you doing here?” It was Felicity that spoke this time. She took a step towards him, pushing out her chest and tucking a strand of her hair behind her ear. “Were you looking for me?” She turned with a small triumphant look to the other girls before she focused her full attention on the Beta.“Why would I be looking for you?” He turned away from her after a fleeting look of disgust crossed his face. “You –“ He brushed past Felicity who was reaching for him to turn to Avalon. “You have a lot of audacity.” He reached out and wrapped a hand around her throat. “Do you know who you have carelessly put your hands on?” His voice dropped low and I realized then why he was Cahir’s Beta.Cahir and Aristo looked and acted like polar opposites. While my mate was dark both in looks and temperament, Aristo had
“Oh, hi,” Aristo said, a grin taking up a huge part of his face as Beta Maria scrambled to find something to cover herself. “There’s no need for that now.” Aristo chuckled as she grabbed two throw pillows, holding them against her front.“What are you doing here?” She demanded of me, pretending not to see the Beta checking her out.“I should be asking you that.” My voice was cold when I spoke.I wanted to assume she came here for Beta Aristo, after all, it was no secret that the Beta was a lover of women. However, this was the Alpha’s room. She cleaned it herself so there was no way for her to pretend she was in the wrong room.“You dare talk like this –“ She walked backwards and got a blanket, wrapping it around herself. “You disappeared, leaving behind all that work –““Lady, I don’t know who you are but you’re in Cahir’s room,” Aristo cut her off. “You’ve missed your way, haven’t you?” He asked with a condescending smile. “My room is the one next to this.” He motioned to the left.
Aristo kept me company in Cahir’s suite but then night arrived and he had to prepare for the night party since he missed the official one. The initiation would start in thirty minutes and all pack members were required to attend but I didn’t feel like it and I couldn’t be damned to attend a ceremony for Kade.“When will – When will he be back?” I asked Aristo as he made to take his leave.For the last two hours, I waited for Cahir’s return but there was no sign of him anywhere. My wolf felt his absence and it made her go silent. The dread of what would happen with him was enough to tire her out with worry.“He is using this visit to settle some things with the Alpha of Blue Blood pack. Don’t worry, he will be back.”The Blue Blood pack were the closest to us here. It irked me that while I was waiting with bated breath for him, he was out conducting business. Did he not want me or what? If he was going to reject me, the least he could do was spare me the anxiety of waiting for his verd
*CAHIR*“It’s- It’s just –“ She looked everywhere around the room but not at me.“You are scaring her!” Perseus growled at me but I needed answers and if I had to scare them out of her, then so be it. “Don’t be ridiculous! We just met her! Of course, of course, there have been other men – other men who have admired her beauty.” My wolf tried to sound level-headed but even he could not stomach the thought of another man looking at what belonged to us, looking long enough to make comments about her body.“It is that fool Kade?” I asked the little wolf trapped in my thighs struggling to get away from me. On instinct, my grip on her tightened as she tried to pull away. She was mine! How dare she try to escape me!? I saw red for a minute and had to breathe through my nose.Fuck, I was already losing my mind. Again.“Did you date him?” I asked, forcing my words to be calm despite the haze of red clouding my vision and the itch to wring a bastard’s neck.“Eww, no.” She wrinkled her nose. The