Fated To The Alpha by Jessica Hall Chapter 127
Three days and still no sleep, it was making me irritable as I watched the sun come up. Once again I spent the night staring at the shadows on the roof, no reprieve from my racing mind, the what if’s and the could have been. Not even the screams of the rogue in the basement helped, I k!lled him too quickly. I should have left him alive but I couldn’t afford Kat to hear him screaming. Her hearing was even more heightened then ours now. Wasn’t a risk I could afford to take.
My phone was ringing and yet I couldn’t move as I listened to it ring before it went quiet only to start again.
“Just answer it Andrei, you aren’t the only one that is tired” Donnie growls in my head. I rolled on my side reaching for the damn thing and seeing my sister’s face pop up on the screen, it was a picture of her, Angie and some other girl Jasmine. I think her
name is, they were at school. I couldn’t bring myself to delete it even though it hurt every time I saw my mates face light up on the screen.
“Hey Sis” I answered with a sigh.
“Have you spoken to dad?” She asks and I rub and hand down my face and climb out of bed.
“No I haven’t spoken to Derrick in a few days, why?”
“Was going to see if he wanted to come to my birthing class, Mateo had to take over Patrol and now I have no one to go with”
“Where is Ezra?” I ask her.
“Meetings” She says before sighing. Ah damn it. The last thing I wanted to do but I also hated upsetting her.
“What time is it at”
“In an hour”
“Fine I will take you, I don’t have to do anything do I”
“Really? You would really go?” She asked and I could hear the shock in her voice. Little did she know I would do anything for her. I always wanted a sister or a brother growing up, I wanted a real family, a big family. Kat was my family and family I would die for.
“Yes, why wouldn’t I?” I ask her.
“Just can’t picture you wanting to go” She says.
“Do you want to go or not Kat?”
“Yes but you don’t have to I can get a lift in town”
“ I will see you in an hour” I tell her, hanging up. I grab some jeans and a button down shirt and lay them on the bed before heading for the shower. I don’t think Kat would appreciate me walking in covered in blood. I showered quickly before getting dressed and leaving. The drive there took 30 minutes and Kat was waiting out the front when I pulled into her driveway. I reach over and open the door for her and she climbs in.
“Seatbelt” I tell her when she just sits there.
“They are uncomfortable ” She says and I turn my car off.
“We aren’t moving until it is on” I tell her, I know she is young but her hissy fits wont work on me, Queen or not she is still my sister. She rolls her eyes before reaching for it. “Fine, ” She says, clicking it into place before adjusting it around her stomach. I start the car.
“You are just as bad as them” She mutters. Reaching for the radio and flicking through the stations till she found one she liked.
“How is the pack?” She asks.
“Fine, working. What do you do in the birthing class thing”
“Mainly breathing exercises” she answers.
“No more like a group of women sitting in a circle panting like heffers seeing who turns red faced first”
“You seem really interested in it” I tell her sarcastically.
“Mateo signed me up for it and it gets me out of the house, take the next left” She says. I follow her directions before pulling up at some house.
“This is it?”I ask her, looking at the house. It looked more like a cottage and had cottage style gardens and was just on the outskirt of town. Kat opens her door and climbs out. I followed her out before walking the small path to the house and could hear the chatter of women and their partners inside.
Walking in the place smells heavily of Lavender and had little water fountains and a huge room and I realised they gutted a house to open the room up. A woman walks over with dark hair cut in a bob before stopping as she looks at me.
“My Queen” She acknowledges Kat before eyeing me.
“Alpha-” She says before looking at Kat confused.
“Mateo couldn’t make it. This is Andrei my brother”
“Oh you brought your brother with you?” She says, like she thought it was strange.
“Don’t make it weird lady, just show us where to go” I tell her and Kat nudges me with her elbow.
“What she is making it weird that I would come, like I am some creep getting his jollies off on pregnant women ” I tell her.
“No that is not what, oh never mind just take a seat, kat will show you where to go” the woman says before rushing off she sits on a yoga ball in the centre of the circle the woman and their partners had formed. I found a spot sitting on the floor and Donnie was growling in my head not wanting to be here but I shoved him back reminding him we are doing this for Kat and he seems to settle down.
For the most part it was mainly breathing exercises until the woman grabbed a remote before flicking on a flat screen TV and put on a birthing video. The woman had mixed reactions watching a birth. Kat I could tell was fascinated by it as she sat between my legs watching. Some were horrified and one man fainted. Yep he is going to be a great birthing partner I thought to myself, pussy. He couldn’t even handle a video, how was going to handle the real thing? I watched as the woman that ran the meeting fanned him with a piece of paper while his mate looked like she was about to murder him for fainting.
I shake my head turning back to the video when I feel a hand pat my chest making me look up to see Mateo.
“Thanks for taking her” he says and Kat looks up at him with a big grin on her face at seeing her mate. She leans forward letting me up and I kiss her cheek letting Mateo take my spot.
“ I will ring you later” I tell her before Mateo grips my forearm before turning back to her. He was always so patient with her, always eager to do what she wanted. Had him even show up home a few days ago for a cucumber, Kat has been craving them and he drove all the way over to my pack to get her one since the shops were out. Poor bugger now I make sure to drop some over there every time I visit since we grow most of our own stuff anyway.
“Thank god, watching that shit I nearly contemplated turning gay” Donnie says. I shook my head at my wolf but I was also excited to get out of there so I could hunt down another rogue. I need to hurt something, need their screams to drown out the screams of my pack, need to see their dead faces instead of hers, anything to get the image of what they did to her out of my head.
Once I was home I got out of my car to see one of my pack members waiting at the door of the packhouse. His fear was so strong I could smell it and it enraged me, they had no need to be scared, nothing was getting in or out of this pack yet they were all too scared to go about their normal lives.
“Alpha?” He says baring his neck. His blonde locks fell in his eyes as I approached him. His green eyes are fearful when I step in front of him.
“What is it, Clay?” I ask annoyed, I know they hear
the rogues screaming but they have no reason to fear me it isn’t any of them strapped to the table.
“A few of the unmated wolves want permission to leave” He stammers out.
“What for?” I watch his adam’s apple bob in his throat. “Speak I haven’t got all day” I tell him annoyed he is wasting my time.
“They want to go in search of their mates” He says so quickly his words jumbled and he stuttered.
“Why do they need permission to do that?” I ask him and he drops his head.
“We just thought to tell you since we lost Luna” I cut off his words and I don’t even remember moving when my hands were suddenly around his throat. I wasn’t sure if I did it or Donnie as I strangled him, his hands clutching mine as his eyes wided.
“Speak of her and you will find yourself strung up on a flagpole ” I growled at him, my words foreign to me, I barely recognised my own anger or the things I say before saying them. His face turns purple and I feel Donnie trying to take over when my hands let him go and he gasps clutching his throat coughing.
“They can go” I tell him before walking off and toward the forest behind the pack house. I searched for hours looking for any sign of rogues, yet word seemed to be getting out that people were going missing near my borders and when it fell dark and I still found nothing, I turn around. I was heading home when I could just make out the scent of a fire burning. I walk to the clearing to see if I can spot smoke polluting the air.
“Uncharted” Donnie says when we realise it was coming from the other side of the mountain, it was usually off limits because it backs onto a human town, wolves usually steer clear in case of hunters yet it was the only sign we had in days. Deciding to chance it, we trekked our way around the mountain only to come to the river.
“Let’s go home” Donnie says but I was already pushing through the water to the other side and getting washed downstream a bit before reaching the other side.
“How are we meant to force a rogue through the water Andrei, we would lose them in the stream” Donnie says before receding. I just wanted to check it out, find where this camp was. The moon was high in the sky by the time I picked up movement in the forest. The smell of the campfire growing stronger.
“F*ck Donnie shift” I tell him when he doesn’t.
“No this stupid we can’t even get them home ” He snaps receding and refusing to shift. Fine I don’ t need him anyway. I watched carefully for movement but it was obvious when they picked up my scent because the forest fell silent except the cackling sound of the fire burning. Stepping into their camp, three men sat around a campfire and one in wolf form laid on the ground just away from the campfire. The wolf was grey, completely grey, her fur the colour of gunmetal, no colour except the blue eyes that stared ahead unseeing like there was
no life behind those eyes, they looked sad. No that wasn’t accurate enough, it was like looking at the eyes of the dead.
They instantly jumped up yet I couldn’t take my eyes from the wolf that lay by the tree, Donnie pushing forward suddenly amongst the stench of rogue was the most mouthwatering scent I had smelt since Angie, cinnamon and vanilla invading m y senses. I stared stunned for a second, I had to be imagining it, there was no such thing as second chance mates yet Donnie screamed the word in my head before seeing one of the men run at me with a blade in his hand. Donnie shoving forward in my shock and ripping into his arm making him drop the blade.
His screams piercing the quiet and bouncing off the trees and the other two take off into the woods. I notice out of the corner of my eye the wolf gets up wanting to escape. Donnie tears into the rogues stomach, spilling his intestines onto the ground while the man clutches them trying to stuff them back in when we lunge at his throat, our teeth sinking into his flesh before shaking our head.
His blood spraying everywhere over our fur. He gurgles as he takes his last breath when we hear a yelp that turns into a whimper. Donnie shifts back and I stand to turn around to find the wolf still by the tree though she was struggling to remove the collar around her neck that she was chained to and was no longer in her wolf form. Long Blonde hair falling to her waist and over her ass as she crouched low to the ground trying to undo the chain. Hearing me coming toward her she growls and she shifts back but even that doesn’t help as she struggles to get the chain undone before I approach her.
She turns on me, baring her teeth and snapping her teeth at me. “ Stop, I won’t hurt you” I tell her but that just makes her growl louder as she steps back, her fur hackled up and I bend down keeping my eyes on her in case she goes for my throat. She does and I drop the long chain falling back and put my hands up.
“Why is she chained?” Donnie asks me worriedly as he peered back at this wolf that appeared to be ours though I couldn’t understand how that was possible.
“I don’ t know, ” I tell him. I didn’t really want to think of why they had her chained I just wanted to get her off it.
“I will unchain you just don’t bite me” I tell her kneeling and reaching for the chain slowly, she growls her eyes not leaving me as I wrap my hand around the thick chain. I tried to break it but it was far too thick even for me to snap. I get up, moving too quickly and she lunges at me, her teeth sinking into my arm and I shove her off a little harder than I intended and she hit the tree before jumping back to her feet and I scramble backwards on my hands and feet just as the chain forces her back, ripping her backwards.
I growl at her before getting to my feet and walking over to the dead rogue by the campfire and rummaging in his pockets, no key which means one of the other two must have had it. I looked around before finding an old worn axe stuck into a fallen tree where they were sitting. I pull it from the log before turning back to the she-wolf. Her blue eyes going wide and she starts ripping on the chain trying to break it.
“Wait, you are only hurting yourself, stop it” I snapped at her. Yet she continues to yank it the closer I get. She growls at me before trying to bite me and I grab the scruff of her neck before shoving her head down on the dirt and step over her forcing her between my legs and holding her there. She thrashes and I lift the axe before bringing it down on the chain. She yelps and my ears ring from the noise of clink the axe, it was so blunt it took three hits on the chain before it snapped and she took off, nearly knocking me over as she pulled backwards between my legs and darted for the trees.
“Oh little wolf you don’ t want to make me chase you” I growl before shifting.