Fated To The Alpha by Jessica Hall Chapter 4
The next day we were woken early in the morning by Beta Mateo. Hopping in our car he drove us to the outskirts of the small town we were now going to live in. The house was more of a cottage, and had a large veranda out the front and a gravel driveway. The house was nice and cosy nestled amongst the trees and away from the pack and town. Hopping out of the car, I make my way inside along with my father. Beta Mateo unlocked the green wooden door before handing the keys to my father.
“Are you sure you want to live all the way out here, there are plenty of empty places in town that may be better to suit your needs?” He asks.
“No this is perfect, thank you Beta” My father replies.
“We are of the same rank, and honestly you have been doing this a lot longer than I have. You could probably show me a thing or two, just call me Mateo and welcome to the Pack” Beta Mateo tells my father before patting him on the shoulder. I watch as he walks down the steps to the lawn before he stops. He sniffs the air slightly.
“You smell different from most wolves” He says looking at me and I stiffen slightly.
“What do you mean?” I ask worriedly.
“I don’t know, just different, I can smell you’re a wolf but your scent isn’t very strong” He says, his eyebrows furrowing.
“Anyway, I will let you get settled in, don’t forget Pack runs are compulsory and Friday afternoons at 6PM sharp. I know you have been excused this week but it would be good to introduce you to fellow pack members, we are a tight knit community and the rest of the Pack will feel more at ease with newcomers that attend, something to think about” Mateo tells my father who nods.
“We will try our best to be there on friday” My Mother says, giving me a look as she walks up the porch steps toward me. I nod before following her inside.
There was a huge fireplace in the lounge room that took up one wall, the floorboards stained dark brown almost black in color. It smelt like it had been locked up for a while, my mother walked around opening up the curtains and cracking open the windows to let the breeze in and air out the place. Walking through the living room. I found the kitchen which wasn’t as dated as the rest of the house. It had granite benchtops and stainless steel appliances and a small island bench in the middle. A few of Alpha Ezra’s men helped bring the furniture and my mother and father started unpacking. Carrying a box from the truck to the back end of the house I find my room. Right next to the bathroom and the window looked out to the forest surrounding the house. My parents room was down the hall and had an ensuite.
I started putting my bed frame together and one of the people helping brought the rest of my belongings into my room before I heard the truck leave. We spent the rest of the day unpacking and cleaning. By the time night came I was exhausted and fell asleep before I even ate dinner, only to wake up in the middle of the night. Going to the kitchen, I grab a glass of water. This place was quiet unlike our last place that was on a busy road. I liked the quiet less people to evade and I felt more comfortable without having neighbours prying into our lives.
Going back to my room, I climb back in bed falling asleep under my purple duvet tucked to my chin as I snuggle into my bed.
The next few days went by in a blur of getting into a comfortable routine, when monday came around I got dressed in my jeans and blue T-shirt before grabbing my bag and loading my school books into it. My mother and father were meeting up with Alpha Ezra today before being assigned to their new jobs. Pulling up out the front of my new school, I feel dread settle in the pit of my stomach. My mother looked at me in the rearview mirror.
“You will be fine and by the sounds of it I may be working here. Just keep your head down and behave, everything will be fine Kat” She tells me and I nod, opening the back door and climbing out. I look up at the brick building that no doubt was going to be like the last one, a disappointment and a place of torment if they find out about me not having a wolf.
I head straight to the main office and am greeted by a nice woman in her mid thirties, she had auburn straight hair that hung to her shoulders and big round glass perched on her perfectly straight now. Her hazel eyes looked at me as I entered. A smile greeting me.
“You must be Katya?” She says.
“Yes I am here to pick up my timetable” I tell her making my way to the foyer desk. She looks down at the papers on her desk before pulling out a manilla folder and handing it to me.
“Your timetable and a map of the school are in there, there is also a library card and your locker combination” She says handing me the folder. I open it looking down at the timetable. My stomach drops when I realise they have training every afternoon except for fridays. I wondered if my mother knew that even the students trained everyday and for two hours. Two hours of normal training and an hour of training with our wolves every tuesday and wednesday. Great, just great I won’t even be here a day before everyone finds out and I am banished. Maybe I can be excused for the first week, I wonder.
“Thanks,” I tell her before walking out to go find my locker. I put in the combination unlocking it. I noticed a few curious stares at the newcomer but no one was out right mean to mean which was a relief. Putting my stuff in my locker I grab out my books for the first period. I had english first up. As I was closing the locker I jumped when I saw a girl staring at me. She had dark hair cut in a pixie cut, a nose ring and dark eye makeup.
“Hi you must be new here, I am Jasmine” She says before grabbing my timetable.
“Ah Katya” I tell her awkwardly.
“We have most of the same classes, you can follow me if you want and I show you around” She says.
“Thanks, that would be great,” I told her.
“So you are from Alpha Jacksons Pack I heard” She asks. I say nothing, gossip has already started.
“My father is third in command. He heard Alpha Ezra and Beta Mateo talking, you have Beta genes?” She says and I nod, not that they would do any good without a wolf.
“Your mother has quite the reputation too, only female warrior in jackson pack, what was it like living there?”
“Um it was okay I guess just like any other pack” I tell her.
“Yeah well Alpha Ezra hates Alpha Jackson, I was surprised to hear he actually let someone transfer over your parents must have pretty good reputations we haven’t newcomers in a few years” She says.
“This is our english class, Mr Tonks is nice but don’t be late. He hates tardiness. I looked in the classroom and unlike the classrooms back in my old pack everyone was chatting quietly as they waited for the teacher to arrive.My old pack students did whatever they liked and were loud and uncontrollable most of the time, so I was a little surprised to see everyone on their best behavior. Jasmine pulls me to an empty desk and I sit beside her. She points out a few different groups of kids chatting.
“That group over there are safe as I like to call them, they won’t cause any trouble” She says pointing to a bunch of kids talking amongst themselves they looked a little nerdy not that I cared I was also a bit of a nerd.
“Now that group over there try and avoid them, the blonde girl her name Angie and she is real b*tch, also queen B of the school as you can probably tell, just try and coast through the middle like I do and you should be fine” She says before pointing out a few other small groups before the teacher came in who thankfully didn’t make a fuss about there being a new student instead set straight to work writing on the whiteboard before telling us to copy it.
The day passing by in blur and I for the most part did what Jasmine advised, and kept to myself and at lunch time I sat out on the oval with Jasmine watching as students and teachers set up the training grounds. Nausea filled me knowing I was about to do two hours of training when I suddenly saw my mother walk out onto the field along with Alpha Ezra.