Fated To The Alpha by Jessica Hall Chapter 184
I was about to give up, I was hung up on 5 times already as soon as I mentioned who I was. They didn’t even give me a chance to explain what I was ringing for and the disrespect was really starting to get to me. 5 Alpha’s answered and I hadn’t even had a chance to speak to a Luna yet.
Dialling the next number relief flooded me when a woman answered. Just as Ezra and Mateo walked in. They both sat on the couch across from the desk. “Hello?”
“Hello, yes hii.. I was wondering if I could speak to Luna Terra”
“You are speaking to her, may I ask who is calling”
“Queen Katya and I swear if you hang up on me, I will come over there and shove that phone up your bony ass” I blurted out expecting her to hang up on me. She laughs softly.
“That won’t be necessary, but if you insist please be gentle on me” She laughs and I let out a breath.
“ Sorry every person I have called has hung up the moment I said who I was” I tell her.
“Let me guess all of those people were Alpha’s” She asks.
“That would be correct” I tell her and she sighs.
“Yes, you made quite a show at the Alpha meeting and upset a few people but that can’t be helped. So what may I do for you?” She asks.
“I am trying to see if I can get some help with changing a few laws but I need Luna’s sign of on it”
“How many do you need to sign and are you sure we can sign off on it?”
“All of you and law says Alpha’s, Luna’s are also Alpha’s I tell her” I tell her knowing that a lot of the Alpha’s were still unmated and I needed every single Luna to sign off on it for it to be accepted and looked at.
“Is this about that boy, I saw an email about him, he is your brother’s child or he was looking to adopt?” Terra asks.
“Yes but I have gone over a few laws and there is a couple that definitely need changing” I tell her.
“It is probably best if you stop ringing around, the Alpha’s don’t like change but I am glad to see a woman in the top seat for once. Don’t be discouraged, I may be able to help though. Can you get to Marrick ville tomorrow at all. I know it is a few hours away but twice a year we have the annual Luna get together, you are new and may not know of it yet. But it is at 11AM tomorrow. If you can get there we will all be in one place and best of all, no Alpha’s, they don’t like attending Luna functions, even though we are forced to all of theirs” She tells me.
“Yes that shouldn’t be problem”
“Great, I will message you all the details, but I must be going before my Mate realises who I am on the phone to, the last thing we need is to have the two days a year we get of peace cancelled, I will text the information to Alpha Ezra. I am pretty sure I have his contact details here” She tells me.
“That would be great, thank you Terra,” I tell her.
“Your welcome Katya, just know you have me in your corner, not everyone is afraid of change and about time things got rattled around here. I look forward to speaking with you more tomorrow, but I must go. I will see you tomorrow” She says.
“Thanks again,” I tell her before hanging up and running my fingers through my hair.
“She didn’t seem completely opposed to you shoving a phone up her ass” Mateo chuckles, shaking his head.
“I know I shouldn’t have said it, but every bloody Alpha kept hanging up” I tell him.
“You can say what you want Kat, you are their Queen. But be prepared to argue tomorrow, some of those Luna’s can be quite catty”
“That’s fine, I will just have to sharpen the claws then” I tell him.
“Some of the Alpha’s may show up tomorrow, usually a few wait outside for their mates” Ezra warns and I huff but not much I can do.
“I can handle it,” I tell him.
“ I know, I just want to prepare you, I will come with you tomorrow in case any issue arises” Ezra tells me and I nod, I also had to see if Sage wanted to go too, we could pick her up on the way.
Grabbing the phone, I start dialling Andrei’s number when the door opens. Marge sticks her head inside the office.
“We are out of nappies, I don’t suppose someone can run into town to the shop?” She asks and Mateo hops off the couch. “I will go, do we need anything else?”
“Some more milk” Marge tells him and he nods, following her out and shutting the door behind him.
“Who are you ringing?” Ezra asks while getting off the couch and coming over to me.
“I was going to ring Sage to see if she wants to come tomorrow” Ezra hums in agreement and I was about to hit call when he hung the phone up.
“Call her in a minute I want to speak to you first” He says and I swivel in my seat to face him.
“You haven’t shifted in two days, you need to shift tonight”
“It’s only a Crescent Moon tonight” I tell him and he shrugs.
“Still better than nothing, you promised you would shift every night and it has been two days” Ezra says. I sigh.
“Why do you hate it so much?” Ezra asks, “you always try to avoid shifting”
“It makes me miss Kora” I tell him, I loved shifting but I also hated it. I missed having her and no matter how long I have gone without her now, it still felt weird being in that form and not having her voice in my head.
“Will you please shift tonight?”
“Only if Maddox and Ares come for a run with me” I tell him and his lips tug at the corners.
“I am sure that can be arranged, Mateo will love to be able to go. I will ask Marge if she minds watching the kids for us” He says before leaning down and pecking my lips.
“Ring Sage, tell her we will pick her up at 7 AM” He says, passing the phone back to me. I watch him walk out and was about to dial Andrei’s number when my skin ripples and goosebumps rise on my arms. I hang the phone back up.
“About time, where have you been?” I ask Seline as she appears in the room. She looked tired again and she moves over to the couch and to sit down.
“I am fine, how have you been?” She asks and I get out of my seat and move to her side before sitting down next to her.
“You look tired,” I tell her.
“It is difficult for me to portal here at the moment” She tells me running a hand through her golden locks when I notice the blue veins streaking across her arm and hand.
“Seline?” I ask, grabbing her hand and turning it over. It looks like spider webs crossing her skin.
“I am fine Katya, now tell me what is going on with you. Why do you need to speak to me so urgently?” She asks but I shake my head.
“No, you are hiding something and I need to know what is going on” Seline sighs and I see her aura falter. It flickers like an electrical current went through it.
“Don’t tell me it is nothing Seline. I am done with the riddles and the lies. Tell me what is going on with you now” I demand and she raises an eyebrow at my tone. I watch as she chews her lip nervously, something I have never seen her do before.
“I am dying Katya” She tells me and my heart jolts at those words.
“What, how? I don’t understand, you are a Goddess, how can you die?” I ask.
“I wasn’t always a Goddess Katya, there are consequences for everything and I accept mine” She says, reaching forward and cupping my cheek, her hands were chilly and I place my hand over hers, leaning into her touch.
“How, when did you find out?” I ask her trying to make sense of what she was telling me.
“I knew what I was doing, I knew the price I would pay. But I officially realized when I could no longer see your future, that of your mates and your children. I have been losing some of my gifts slowly but it has started already. You may have noticed yours becoming stronger” She says. I don’t know what to say but Seline continues and goes on to explain after a brief pause.
“I need you to know this was my choice Katya, I knew what I was doing the moment I decided to bring you back. When I brought you back, I gave you a piece of myself just like Celeste gave to me”
“Who is Celeste?” I ask her.
“The first Moon Goddess, she was my creator, the creator of Lycan’s. She gave her life for me and made me who I am”
“I am not sure what you are telling me Seline, layman’s terms please ” I tell her rubbing a hand down my face, I really needed to get a good night’s sleep, my brain felt like mush. She inhales before letting out a breath.
“Celeste created Lycan’s, I was one of them. Just like you I was a Queen of Alpha’s, the last Queen of Alpha’s. I gave my life for my kingdom and also like you I was blessed with the gift of life. I exchanged my life for my kingdoms, I died for them and Celeste saw this and was in awe of what I did so she granted me my life back, giving me a piece of her soul. Only a Goddess can create another Goddess or a God, so when I died she brought me back. My powers grew and strengthened while hers got weaker. Eventually Celeste told me what she did, told me that when my time came I would take her place, that when I died, I would become the next Moon Goddess. She said that she trusted me to make the right decisions and guide her Lycan’s and choose their mates. She tempted Fate to bring me back and I did the same with you”
“So I am going to die?” I tell her, horrified. What about my mates, my kids?
“No, not now, hopefully not for a long time but when you do, you will take my place and the fates will be yours to guide, yours to alter. You are a living deity and when you die you will become the Moon Goddess your people pray to”
“ I admit over the centuries I became lonely, the repetitiveness and the loneliness of being the Moon Goddess became tiring. Then you were born and I watched you grow, I watched you fight for what was right, watched you get everything I dreamed for you and more, and you gave it away for everyone else, just like I did for my people. I saw the Goddess you could be. The Goddess I knew you would become so I made you one, but you are also a Gemini wolf and I wasn’t expecting it would take a toll on me the way it did” She says flicking her hair over her shoulder.
“ Celeste stayed a Goddess until my death, but the piece I gave to you to bring you back was bigger than I expected because with it I brought your children back too. I tempted fate and I thought I would be the same, but I am deteriorating faster than expected. I knew it would happen, I just thought I had more time but don’t worry Katya I still have time left, so what is it you need help with?” She asks.
I was shocked by her words and also horrified. I didn’t want to be a Moon Goddess, but saying that I didn’t want to be Queen either. If this is what
Seline gave me I would make her proud, I owed her that much at least.
“First of all my children, they have been acting strange” I tell her.
“Yes, I have been watching, unfortunately with my dwindling power I can’t see their fates or even choose their future mates anymore. I can control the fates of everyone else but not my own and since I gave you a piece of myself that now extends to you and your children. I can’t help with any future knowledge with them only what I saw when I brought you back, but I have been
observing and I have enough knowledge now I can give you some insight”
“Like what, because honestly I am at a loss, especially with Marabella” I tell her.
“Yes, when I brought you back I thought both children would be Gemini wolves, instead it split the Gemini between them, one light, one dark.
Marabella will have to learn to control it but I do fear her mate will be darker then her when older, power like hers will seek out darkness, you would have noticed with Dominic, how his power couldn’t touch yours because you are also tainted with dark magic, instead it feed your power, it’s also why when the madness that comes with being a Gemini affects you, you seek out your children, their power acts like a beacon calling to your power. I also noticed Marabella and Eziah have been mindlinking each other showing me how strong they will be” She tells me with a laugh.
“So she was mindlinking?”
“Yes, they are twins, they communicate even if it is only pictures for now. I doubt any distance
would ever be able to stop their mindlinking, their souls are entwined linking them together” She explains and it did make sense the Gemini split between them but they were twins and sharing a power.
“Though I fear with Marabella the darkness will taint her like Dominic if she doesn’t have a buffer to help keep her grounded”
“What do you mean?” I ask.
“Both of your children are like you. Neither have a wolf but I am willing to force fate one last time for both of them. I wasn’t expecting their powers to split, I simply thought they would contain both but when I realised they didn’t. I looked into ways to help them. I can help them but it may speed the process of my death up”
“Then you can’t, I won’t let you”
“I am already dying Kat, Marabella’s fate I can’t tamper with without huge consequences, but I can add to her future. I can’t change it but I can add to it, maybe then she will find happiness in the end”
“What do you mean?” I ask now worried for my daughter.
“When Marabella was born I got glimpses and her future was dark, darker than I expected. She will suffer Kat and I want to help. Skeletons in the closet Kat, hers is not one I can’t die with on my conscience, so you will let me do this for the twins”
“ What did you see?” I ask her.
“I saw her kill herself, I refuse for that to be her future, unfortunately with my dwindling power I can only do so much. Like Celeste created the Lycan’s, I created werewolves to stop the eradication completely, by allowing human mates and that is how werewolves exist now. It also made you all more humane, Lycan’s were savage beasts. Unfortunately my power is too weak to create new wolves, so I have had to recycle some old souls but luckily you also had some volunteers”
“Some volunteers?” I ask.
“Yes, give me your hands Kat, I will take you to meet them” Seline says and I place mine in hers.