From the second my eyes opened my head began to split. I didn't dare open my eyes, the last thing I needed was the sun enhancing my miserable headache.
I let my mind wander, trying to place last nights events. While my memory was unusually foggy, I did remember being invited to dinner with Kira and Travis. Step by step, I tried to go through the events that led me to where I was now. I could easily remember sitting at the round table with Kira and Travis, a strange fruity liquid sloshing in a glass as I brought it to my lips. Everything after that became incredibly fuzzy. My splitting headache made it harder to think, shrouding my memories like a blurry picture.
I found myself remembering flashes of different faces, and for some reason Alpha Killian's was brought into the mix. His expression wasn't what I remembered, his features looked soft somehow. His silver eyes glinted in amusement as his lips pulled
Alpha Killian remained silent as I slowly ate the omelet he had made me. I was grateful for the silence, but couldn't stand the concern in his flickering gaze.Part of me wanted him to go back to being cruel, so I didn't feel so terrible about trying to escape.Rhea detested the thought, but this wasn't about her. I knew no matter what, she would insist we needed to remain with our mate. I didn't have the heart to tell her, but I knew I didn't deserve a mate, not after what had been done to me. Even a year later, I still felt disgustingly dirty.Once I had finished, and my headache began to subside, I retreated to my bedroom. I sat on the plush bed as I contemplated how I would escape this place. I knew Alpha Killian would leave the house to work in his office for most of the day.My chances of escaping were so slim that I almost knew I would have to go with plan B, but I owed it to my family to try and es
The smell of sunblock hung in the air, a telltale sign that summer was in full effect. The sounds of teens splashing in the cool water could be heard, along with the sound of laughter and chatter.Summer was finally here, and I found myself excited to spend it with some human friend's I had made from school.I slung my beach bag over my shoulder, feeling relieved that I had remembered to pack a towel and some water. Beer and other fruity drinks could be smelled with the passing breeze.I turned to a pretty blonde girl, Maria. I had met her only two months prior, becoming friends instantaneously. Brandon and Hazel came to the forefront of my mind. I could've invited them, but I didn't.Maria was one of the more popular girls at school, and I felt lucky to have been the target of her friendship. Brandon had graduated already, and Hazel happened to be home schooled. I h
The memories of the past finally began to fade away, leaving me stranded in the middle of an ocean.The first thing I noticed as my consciousness was pulled back to the present was the fact that I was no longer standing. I could feel the hardwood floor under my bottom and legs. The sparks shooting through my face came next. As my eyes began to adjust, I looked into the concerned face of Alpha Killian.I could see his lips moving, but my ears hadn't caught up quite yet."Claire?" Alpha Killian murmured, "Claire can you hear me?"I tried to ask why he was so close to me, but the words came out in a disgruntled jumble.Finally, when my brain was completely caught up, I took in my surroundings. Everything looked the same, minus me sitting on the floor. Then I realized how close alpha Killian actually was. I was sitting on the floor against the bed, his body crouched between my legs as he held
Heaven was nothing like I thought it would be.No family members welcoming you home, no pearly white gates. No sense of peace and happiness.Heaven was floating in the darkness, wondering how the hell you got there. Slowly being tormented by memories and mistakes you had made.The worst of it was over, I had come to find out. I wasn't drowning anymore.I would've embraced my pitch black darkness if it weren't for the constant beeping that was emanating from everywhere.Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep.A steady constant sound.A strange sensation came over my body- if that's what you'd call my spirit or whatever. Something I thought I would never feel again. Sparks.All at once I was blasted in the face with memories, each one embedding itself into my skin as I began to plummet through the darkness.Finally, I land
Alpha Killian was quick to return after Maria had left.After much convincing, he unhooked me from the hospital machines that were nestled between my bed and the bedside table. I told him that we both needed to eat. I knew I wouldn't be left alone for quite some time, so I wasn't surprised that he followed me downstairs and into the kitchen.Alpha Killian began pulling some ingredients out to make pasta, but I stopped him."Killian." I frowned, placing a hand on his arm without even thinking. He skillfully hid the surprise from his face, but I could practically feel it radiating off of him. The fam
I opened my eyes early in the morning, surprised at how well I had slept. Not a single nightmare plagued me and with a quick glance to my left I could easily see why.Killian was still asleep, his face angelic and strangely peaceful. Sierra hummed in my head at the sight of our maginificent mate, and I couldn't help but agree at her observation. He definitely was magnificent."Claire," Killian grumbled, his deep voice clouded with sleep. Even husky and tired, his voice sent chills running down me. I jumped at the sound of his voice, heat rushing to my face at the thought of being caught again.Killian opened one of his eyes and stared at my face. A small smirk slowly formed as he took in my flaming cheeks."Why do you insist on thinking so loudly?" Killian grumbled, his smirk deepening as a look of shock came over my face.Sputtering, I gave him a half-assed reply, "I-I have no idea what you're talking about." I snapped, jumping
My nerves hit somewhere around the six or seventh step. My gut was churning and I scolded myself for acting this way. I was about to waltz into Killian's office and practically test his willpower."No backing down now." Sierra smirked at my cowardly behavior.I took a few deep breaths to settle my nerves. The last thing I needed was to be a sweaty, blundering mess when I knocked on his door.Killian's office door was easy to spot. It was the only double door in the house and had a golden plaque with his name etched on it.I knocked on his door hesitantly, and almost ran away when I heard his voice."Come in." His husky voice gave me a chill.I opened the door and flushed when I noticed he wasn't alone.Killian sat at a huge oak desk looking amazing as ever. His hair was tousled, and he wore a black button down shirt. The sleeves were rolled up to his elbows, and the top two buttons of the shirt wer
I didn't fully process what had happened until I found myself downstairs.Travis stood next to Katie's desk waiting for me. When he noticed my disheveled state, he smirked. Katie watched our silent exchange with wide eyes, her own smirk forming as she took in my wardrobe."Not one word." I shook my finger at him, turning and leaving the house.The walk back was eerily silent, not many people were wandering around the town square anymore.Travis was the first one to break the silence, "Their all getting ready for the party tonight. You won't really see anyone out and about at the moment." He pointed out."So, this event. Am I supposed to do anything?" I questioned, wondering if it was just a simple party.Travis gave me an expectant smile, "Well, if the Alpha has already met his mate, this is when she would be introduced and officially announced as Luna."I bit my lip nervously, knowing what the ceremony wou