OLIVIA - Present Time
“Harder, Olivia. I know you can be better than this.” My brother Matt with the demanding tone of a teacher.
Trying to satisfy him, I kick the bag harder and faster and do a series of mixed-up kicks and hits. Looking behind me, I see him nod approvingly.
“Much better. Come sit down.” And I walk over and sit down next to my classmates.
It’s Friday, and every Friday, he tests us. Sometimes like this where we show strength on the boxing bag. Other times we fight him or each other. My brother is an awesome teacher, but he is also trained by our dad, just like I am.
Our dad is one of the best warriors in the pack, and for him, it doesn’t matter if you are a boy or a girl. Saying we live in a dangerous world, he thinks that every wolf should be able to fight, at the least, to protect themselves. So since I was a kid, I had been trained solely by my dad until I was old enough to join the first training program.
Many say that dad is the best warrior, but when the old head warrior passed away, Alpha chose a close friend of his instead. Dad had said nothing and just went on with his life as usual. Taking care of Matt and me after our mom died from Wolfsbane, how she was poisoned no one knew.
Being Friday, our Alpha, Alpha Colton, came by to see how training goes. I had started to become very uncomfortable whenever Alpha was around. Because of everything, I would find him following me around with his eyes. And when I caught him doing it, he would wink at me.
Some packmembers say that Alpha has started going insane after his mate and Luna was killed doing a rouge attack. They say he has become unpredictable and has ordered many women to his bedroom, where some of them didn’t leave from there alive. Everyone thinks he should retire and let his son Carter take over, but he refuses and says his son isn’t ready.
Carter was okay, not someone I had ever had a whole lot of contact with, but he seemed fair and friendly with everyone in the pack. He was 22 years old and had yet to find his mate.
I sat here, lost in my own thoughts, and a big shadow suddenly covered me. Looking up, I saw Alpha Colton looking down at me before sitting down next to me.
“You are a very skilled fighter, Olivia.” He said as he looked me over, his eyes checking out my curves.
“Thank you, Alpha,” I answered, trying to hide, but it was hard since I was wearing shorts and a sports bra.
“And very beautiful. You look just like your mother.” His eyes checked me out again, making me want to crawl out of my own skin and hide.
Before I can answer, my brother comes over and respectfully greet our Alpha before he tells me to go home for today. I jump up, grateful for being told to leave, and hurry out after saying my goodbyes.
Entering our little house, I go straight to my room and strip out of my training clothes before I enter my bathroom to take a shower. After the shower, I get dressed in ice-colored jeans and a tube top. I don’t usually use a lot of makeup, but I add a little mascara and lip-gloss.
Tonight is the eighteenth birthday of wine from my class, so there will be a party tonight where everyone will wait and see the girl shift for the first time and if she finds her mate within the pack.
Finding your mate is a huge deal. Your mate is your soulmate, the last piece of yourself. We can sense our wolves when we turn sixteen, but our wolves are not able to shift or recognize their mate before we turn eighteen. It does happen that a guy will sense his mate even though she is not eighteen. But most times that this happens, the guy waits without saying anything.
It also happens that mates reject each other. For the one doing the rejection, it means he or she won’t get a chance of a second chance, mate, which happens mostly if someone loses their mate. But not everyone gets a second chance.
We also don’t communicate with our wolf fully before turning eighteen. So we don’t talk all the time. Our communication is by emotions, which can be a little distracting if you get a sassy wolf.
By dinnertime, I went downstairs and had dinner with my dad and brother. But unusual go how we always talk and have fun. It was quiet and tense. I didn’t ask why assuming dad must have had a stressful day.
“Yes, dad?” I looked up at him.
“Tomorrow, I want you to pack a bag. We are going to visit your grandparents at the Blood Moon Pack. And we leave Sunday, so make sure to pack anything important you wouldn’t want to leave behind, as we will be gone for a while.” He tells me, making me look at him.
“Why? Is something wrong?” I ask.
“Your grandparents are getting old, and they miss you two. So we agreed we would go there for a while. It has all been agreed to by our Alpha to go visit some family and also the Alpha of the blood moon pack.” He explains.
“Okay, dad. I will pack tomorrow.” I answer, and he smiles.
When we are done eating, I help with cleaning up and then hug dad before I go to be at the party. Matt is joining me because maybe she-wolf could possibly be his mate, and he is becoming anxious about finding her soon.
After being at the party for an hour, we saw the girl find her mate among one of the newly shifted guys. And it is amazing to see how their souls pull them together in a warm embrace full of love. I want that when I turn eighteen in a month, to find my true mate whom I will share my life with.
Again I was so lost in thoughts that I didn’t see the person approaching me before sitting next to me. And I am a little shocked to see Carter, the Alphas’ son, sit down next to me.
“Hello, Olivia.“ He greets me.
“Hello, Alpha Carter,” I answered respectfully.
“Ah, I am not the Alpha, so just Carter.” He says, smiling, and I smile back
“I hear you and your family are going to visit some family from another pack.”
“Yes, we are,” I confirm.
“That is great.” He says, still smiling, and after a little while, he stands up and mingles with the many teens here.
After another few hours, Matt finds me, and we agree to go home. As we were leaving and on our way, we heard someone call our names, and someone came running toward us. Turning around, we are shocked to see it is Carter.
Matt, Olivia.” He greets us before continuing.
“I wanted to talk with you.” He says and looks at us.
“What can we do for you, Alpha,” Matt says, taking charge.
“Please, Matt, don’t call me Alpha, and I want to help you.” He says, and we look at him, me unsure about what he wants to help us with.
“When you go visit the other pack. Don’t come back, especially you, Olivia. Stay there, where you can be safe.” He says.
“What do.” I begin, but Matt cuts in.
“It is all under control Carter,” Matt says, looking at Carter, that looks back at him and nods.
“Good, know I am sorry and trying to end it. I wish you all safe travels.” With those words, he left.
OLIVIA Matt had refused to say anything about what Carter had said and what he had answered him and just said I would understand soon. Dad had been asleep when we got home, so we went straight to bed.When I wake up, the house is quiet, and I look at the time and see it is already 9 in the morning. This makes me wonder because usually, dad would have had us out running like we do every morning. Before going downstairs, I get out of bed and find my sweatpants and hoodie.Halfway down the stairs, I hear dad and Matt talk.“She knows something is up, dad.”“What do you mean?”“Carter came to us on our way home and told us not to come back and stay at Blood Moon, where she would be safe. I don’t think he meant any harm, though, but just wanted to help.”“Carter is a good boy. He never liked the way his dad acted enter his mother’s death.”“Yes, but now Liv is suspicious. I don’t think she actually knows what is going on with Alpha. But it’s clear she has been feeling uncomfortable.” Matt
OLIVIAThe day had been so boring, but because I didn’t want to worry my dad, I had not left the house all day, and eventually, the evening came, and I went to sleep.“Muffin, wake up.” I opened my eyes, startled, and I saw my dad sitting on my bed, nudging me gently to wake up.“Dad? What time is it.”“2:40, we have to go, Muffin. The car is packed. Get clothes on and come downstairs.” He got up and left me to get dressed.I was confused. Why were we getting up in the middle of the night just to leave now? But I got up and dressed in sweatpants and a hoodie. I wanted to feel comfortable while we traveled. I could feel how Skye was feeling anxious and nervous, and that made me nervous because I had never felt emotions like these from her.Coming downstairs, it did slip my trained eyes that Matt packed some weapons in a bag. And as wolves, we never use actual weapons. We are a weapon ourselves. So it did not ease my frustration and nervousness to see him pack them.“Weapons?” I ask, a
LOGANFuck, fuck, fuck.I had so much pent-up restless energy today, so when the morning training session was over, I decided to go for a run, informed my pack and patrols, and then ran. I had been running for a while when Titan began to slow down and become aware of our surroundings.‘Someone is here.’ His powerful voice tells me in my head.‘It is probably the family we are waiting for to arrive.’ I remind him. And he takes a turn towards the roads. And I mindlink Luca, telling him I think they have arrived.When we get closer, I catch the faint smell of something really delicious, and the scent is getting closer. I see the car driving towards the pack nearly by the road, and the scent gets stronger. I can now say exactly that it’s the scent of strawberries and white chocolate, the two things I enjoy to ear more than anything. I can see three people in the car, and I freeze when I realize the scent got stronger because a window had gotten rolled down slightly, and the most beautiful
OLIVIA We started walking, following the Alpha as he walked towards his office. I tried, I really tried to stop my eyes to be checking him out, but oh my goodness, he is handsome. And I strangely feel so drawn to him. I watch his back as he walks in front of us, and I can see how all his muscles are moving as he walks. As soon as we walk inside an office that must be his, he walks through another door, and when he comes back, he is now wearing a tight-fitted white T-shirt. He might be dressed now, but you can still see how strong and amazing he is. “I apologize for my appearance. You got here faster than I expected, so I didn’t get to change. Welcome to the Blood Moon. I am Alpha Logan.” Alpha says. “You don’t have to apologize, Alpha. This is your pack and your home, and we are all wolves and have seen our share of half or fully-naked wolves.” Dad says with his head bent, so he won't notice the quick flash of anger or displeasure that came and left his eyes so fast I am not even s
LOGANGoddess, she is beautiful and just simply incredible. And her scent was driving me and Titan crazy. I had to get her out of there so we could calm down. Linking our hands with the cuts in our palms didn’t just make the regular surge of power.No, my entire body felt like a dozen firecrackers went off, and my skin sparked. The only other times I had ever felt like that was when I was mated to Mia, and not even then had it felt this strong. I know she felt it, that it was the reason her legs gave out on her, and I had to help her. Not that I mind. Having her close had felt amazing.There is only one problem, well actually there are two, but I am not too worried about one of them.One: She is only 17, and there is about a month until she turns 18. I could tell her. But I don’t want to do that. I want her to experience the matebond and the magical feeling of finding her mate.Two: There is a psychotic Alpha wanting to
OLIVIAI woke up to an alarm from my phone. I had chosen to get up early and go to join the morning training. Even though Alpha Logan had given us a week to settle in and get used to being in a new pack. I decided I was going there today, as I felt like I needed to do something today.I chose to put my long blonde hair in a high ponytail. Then I dressed in my workout leggings and my sports bra and took a hoodie on.I walked out of my room and through the one-plan house that Alpha Logan had gotten ready for us to go live in. As I entered the kitchen, I saw dad was already awake. I walked over to hug him and then found an apple that I could eat.“Morning, dad.”“Morning, Muffin. Slept well?”“Yes, so good I think I want to go check out their Morning training program,” I tell him, and he smiles.“That sounds good. You must have a good workout, then. Maybe I will come by and watch
LOGANAfter training, I returned to the benches, where Ryan was now sitting. I looked down at him, smiling in my head, and could hear an amused chuckle from Titan.“Did you stop the bleeding?” I ask him. He bows his head.“Yes, Alpha.”“Do you need to see a doctor?” I ask. As the Alpha, I need to be sure he is actually okay.“No, Alpha, it’s already healing.”“Good, and then I will never see that behavior from you again. Do never force your flirting on anyone. Understood?” I say and stand up.“Yes, Alpha.”With that, I leave and walk towards the packhouse. When I got there, I could hear the sound of someone who was singing Disney songs. The voice is soft and enticing, but I don’t want to ruin the fun the kids are having. So instead of going there, I do as planned and go home to shower and get some work done.My thoughts k
OLIVIAWhat a day. If I had been counting on having a quiet first day, I was very wrong. First fighting that annoying guy, Ryan, I think, was his name. Then after I got home, I showered and decided to go for a walk, I had graduated early, so I didn’t have school I needed to attend.When I was walking around checking out our new pack, I visited my grandparents. We met them yesterday, too, after the meeting with Alpha Logan. But they were happy to see me again. She told me I looked like my mom, except I looked stronger and more capable of protecting myself. They liked that. After talking, I told them about how I always enjoyed being around kids. And that singing was something I loved, as I could easier express myself more that way.My grandma told me I should try to go look at the kindergarten that is right next to the packhouse. She said that the adults looking after the kids there always looked for more to help out. So I decided to go and