“ My brother - My brother asked me to choose you. ”
No response. Just the blank - predatory stare which penetrates my body and I feel needles pricking my skin as a result of this.
I swallow the lump forming in my throat, but another one just appears back in its place.
“ His name is Elias Bane. He said I should choose the one named Wolf in the Silver Moon Pack. Is this - is this…Silver Moon Pack? ” I ask him, hoping to stir his silence.
Still no response.
…But I do sense the Golden colour of his eyes almost fading to some other colour - like black or maybe, alluring darkness…That’s more like it.
The longer he looks at me in silence, the more I feel like I am getting tortured. I want answers - At this point, I think I will do absolutely every possible and impossible thing to get those answers.
Unable to look in his eyes anymore, I let my eyes wander down to his side. This time, I catch sight of some engraving on his chest. My eyes go still on the left side of his chest. Is this possible that I missed it earlier? I definitely did, because a tattoo can’t just pop out of nowhere.
I gulp and move my eyes down to his wound. The blood has stopped pouring out of the gash on its own just as his wound has started to heal. I am not surprised, because at least I know that werewolves have healing abilities unlike humans.
He takes a step forward, coming to stop beside the foot of the bed. My eyes jump to his eyes that are not Golden anymore. This time, I don’t think I am mistaken.
His eyes changed colour, turned fully black without a hint of any other colour in them.
I set my lips in a thin line to stop them from quivering.
I can’t even imagine what he’ll do to me if I am mistaken about the whole thing, but…That’s the point. If he was not who or what Elias said, he wouldn’t stand there, listening to me or he wouldn’t leave me unhurt for this long.
Still, I can’t feel at ease so soon. He is one of the monsters after all - some sort of leader on top of everything.
Things go back to the futile silence and staring.
I inhale deeply, wrapping my arms around my hurting body. He notices my gestures, but doesn’t say anything nor does his eyes go back to the Golden colour. It seems like he is standing right in front of me, but his mind is somewhere far away, like he is talking to someone or seeing something that is not here.
Is this even possible? I can’t say for sure. From what I can tell, everything is possible when it comes to these monsters.
I wish I had the power to not stand here, the power to kill him and kill every single monster in this pack-house and in this world. I hate them all down to my core, but my hate will remain hidden deep inside me unless I ever find the courage to fight back like my brother Elias.
Courage. That’s all I need. And it’s impossible until I let go of fear.
Lifting my chin, I heave a heavy breath.
“ Why won’t you answer me? ” I question with exasperation.
He snaps out of the trance, his Golden orbs appearing through the haziness of the darkness which clouded his eyes.
He pays me his full attention and the dangerous vibe that I get from him, sends shivers down my spine.
Some strange emotion passes through his eyes and I feel like his eyes just faintly smiled at my fake display of courage to demand answers from him. Yes, I am sure that’s what I saw, but I don’t know how I am actually sure about it. It’s like I felt it deep within me when something stirred inside.
He knows I am shit scared of him, but I am simply pretending to be fearless in front of him. His eyes say to me that this fake courage won’t take me anywhere.
He knows this and I know too.
“ It is a good start. ” He hums.
I get surprised when I actually hear his voice again. It sounds different from earlier. Less aggressive and more plain like he can’t even bother intimidating me at this point.
“ But what will you do if this is not the Silver Moon Pack? ” He adds and rolls his shoulders.
I hate him.
“ I - I will…” I stutter on my words, fear seeping back through the cracks of my fearless facade.
He has won. With just a simple question, he has won and he has made me realise my mistake. I shouldn’t have asked him anything.
I should have waited and observed him first. I should have gone with my first thought that he might not be the person my brother asked me to choose and until I was sure that he was the person after all, I shouldn’t have opened my damn mouth to utter any word to him.
Now, if he is not the person my brother said will protect me, he is going to become the monster who will torture me for more information. And for the fact, I don’t know a bloody thing about the Wolf who is betraying these monsters and who is aiming to protect someone like me.
I am shaking so bad I hope he doesn’t notice. I don’t want him to know the true extent of my fear.
Suddenly, a knock sounds on the door behind me and I jump in my spot for the third time today.
My eyes are instinctively drawn to his Golden globes. He is still eyeing me, waiting for an answer which might fuel his amusement.
A moment of silence passes between us when the door finally opens behind me.
“ Lilith. I said clean her up. That included getting rid of all the blood on her. ” He says to someone behind me, but his eyes are not leaving mine.
I feel the unfamiliar electric sparks engulfing my body once more when I look too deep in his eyes. The feeling makes me uncomfortable and soothes me at the same time.
Uncomfortable because I don’t know what it is and soothing because it hurts less when I feel it.
Slowly, he takes his eyes off me and directs his warning gaze at Lilith behind me. His aura changes, turns to suffocating when his eyes loose all shine and life in them, looking at the other person in the room.
It’s strange how I can tell everything about him so easily.
Before I realise, I feel a hand sliding up my left arm, reaching for my bicep. When the person gets a good grip of my bicep, she turns me around and I come face to face with the woman with velvety purple eyes.
She scares me more than usual, because she reminds me of the devil of my personal hell.
My body starts shaking even more when she turns around and begins pulling me out of the room.
I glance at Wolf from over my shoulder. My eyes convey the plea to him.
‘ If you are going to save me, do it now. ’
…But, he makes no such move as to save me.
And so, I turn back to look at Karina’s black haired head in complete silence.
VIOLET I have never felt so confused in my whole life. Am I supposed to wait for what’s coming or should I try to run like I was trained to do? I can’t decide, but I admit there is something urging me to stay back, give it some time and trust that I chose the right one. Lilith takes me down the same way and back to the same bathroom which seems to be allotted to humans in a way. I remember how werewolves used to keep all the human slaves in the same room after they were done torturing us. It was a way to keep humans out of their business and it always protected their strengths and weaknesses from us. When we reach the bathroom, she sits me down at the edge of a rusty bathtub and goes out of there. My hate for the monsters increases some more as I stare at the dirty tiled floor of the bathroom, waiting for Lilith to come back.
VIOLET“ That’s why no one ever chooses him. All humans know that they should never say his name. ” She says.I don’t move from my spot and just watch her pulling back and sitting in front of me again. She shakes her head in pity this time and her sticky hair sway left and right with the movement of her head.I think I want to find all interesting things in the world so I don’t have to focus on what she just told me.Surely if this was true, Elias would have never asked me to choose Wolf specifically and he would have never said that Wolf was going to keep me safe.Nothing makes sense to me anymore.“ But it’s clear that you didn’t know. You just chose randomly and ended up being his slave. I can only imagine how brutal he must be, considering that he was involved in human massacres all around the world. ” The girl just keeps talking and doesn’t allow me to divert m
VIOLETLilith takes me back to the same room and stops outside the door. Her back is facing me. She raises her fist and knocks on the door as I feel my heartbeat speeding up.He is the King’s son. I was not wrong when I assumed that he is the man of power around here like Kane and Cassius and the third man with them.What I don’t understand is why did Elias made me choose Wolf? What was the reason? This question is going to continue choking me until I get an answer from someone.I gulp when Lilith opens the door and pushes me inside. I keep my head down as I stumble inside the room and she closes the door behind me.“ Better than before. ” I hear him saying plainly.Lifting my gaze, I steal a glance at him. Like before, he is covered in blood and he is still shirtless.This time, the blood is not p
VIOLET ‘ Free for claims. ’ This is a term every slave human fears significantly. It’s a term which means that the master werewolf doesn’t want their slave and anyone who wants or wins the fight can have that human - if that human survives the ferocious contest of pushing and pulling from all sides of course. It’s not like werewolves are dying to have that human as their slave who is already rejected by a master - it’s more like they enjoy the torment the human goes through. I have watched something like this before. Izel - I remember the girl as if I saw her just an hour ago. She was up for the claims and she fought with all her might, but in the end, she didn’t survive. They grabbed her arms from both sides, pulling her body apart, claiming her ripped limbs and her dead head as well. Bile rises in my throat as I recall the memor
VIOLETFrom my sitting position, he seems so tall, lean and frightening. I gulp, staring at his bare torso, the sprinkles of blood on his body looking far more interesting to me than anything else in the room or on me or on him.For a while, Wolf doesn’t make any move. This confuses me further. From the time I have met him, it feels like he is always observing me or contemplating what he should do with me.All of a sudden, he crouches down in front of me, his face appearing in my view.I gasp, pushing myself back instinctively.His face appears so close. If I reach a little forward, I might even be touching him accidentally and I don’t want to do that - no way in hell.But, the sparks travelling down my spine force me to think otherwise.Wolf looks up, his eyes
WOLFI walk through the thick forest, my eyes scanning my surroundings carefully. The bird following me all around the forest doesn’t go unnoticed by me, but I have to pretend to not see it.When I see the cave in the distance, I pick my speed. Closing the distance, I enter the cave silently.A buzz goes off as the magical barrier around the cave’s entrance allows me in. I roll my shoulders back and stare at the sight in front of me. A wide forest lays before me.Cassius and Kane are standing by the trees on my right, the later glaring at me.Turning around, I look at the wall behind me. From outside, it looks like a cave where I go to meditate every day and the bird follows me like my shadow, but in here, lies something else - something no one will ever find out and if they do…I don’t want to think about it yet.We are not ready for this. Not yet.
VIOLET I stay standing in front of the window for the longest time. I am not shaking with fear anymore, but I am still anxious. Kane saw me. And the look he gave me has me thinking about his next moves. Will he tell Wolf? Of course, he will or else, he might just use this opportunity to get his revenge on me. I shiver slightly, finally finding myself strong enough to walk back to the bed. The T-shirt is placed on the bed. It’s strange that he asked me to wear something. When he asked me to wear it, I actually wanted to refuse. It’s a norm in my mind that I have to stay naked all the time when I am around the werewolves. The beating I got - every time that I tried to cover myself when I was in captivity before - is still imprinted on my mind, body, heart and even soul. My hand reaches out to the shirt. Not a big dea
VIOLET“ I don’t like mess, Lilith. ” Wolf hums.The female hand pauses and a sigh escapes my lips.Lilith doesn’t protest and places the plate down on the floor before she retreats and leaves the room.I lift my head, finding Wolf lying on the bed now, his arm covering his forehead and eyes.“ Th - Thank you. ” I choke on my breath.Never in my life did I think that I will say thank you to a monster willingly, but life is so unpredictable.No response comes from Wolf, so I start eating in the thick silence. Finishing the food on the plate, I feel like my energy has returned completely.I chew the last bite and look up. My mouth stops working when I see him looking right at me, his arm placed over his head now.His Golden eyes don’t look like fire is moving in them t