Fated To The Alpha by Jessica Hall Chapter 7
I stayed in my room all night, my parents judging eyes were too much to handle so I went to bed early. Getting up the next morning to my mother screaming for me to hurry up. I quickly raced around getting dressed and racing to the bathroom to brush my teeth.
“Did you sleep through your alarm?” My mother asks as I race toward the front door where she was waiting, keys in hand. My mother passes me an apple and I take it biting into it as I follow her out to the car.
My mother gave me one of her lectures about coasting through the middle, and not drawing attention to myself and Yadda yadda the entire drive to school. When I get to school I find Jasmine waiting for me.
“Hey Kit kat,” She says waving to me.
“Kit kat really?” I ask, at the nickname she has decided to give me.
“Yes I like it, we have math first up” She says and I groan. I hated math, the most boring subject and always gave me a headache, not that I was bad at math. I have never failed a subject but math was one the subject I hated.
“Remember what I said Katya” My mother calls to me as I walk into school. She heads for the staff room while I make my way with Jasmine to the first period. The day goes by quickly and I groan when I look up and realise it was lunch time and that meant I had to go to detention, but he didn’t tell me where detention was.
I wasn’t given much time to think about even asking when Alpha Ezra suddenly walked into my science class just as the bell rang. I pack up my belongings and stuff them in my bag. Jasmine gives me a sad smile darting out the classroom door. While I reluctantly walk over to the Alpha.
“Why so glum?” He asks, looking down at me with amusement on his face as his eyes sparkled down at me.
“It’s detention, what is there to be happy about?” I ask him.
“Lots because you’re with me, come on” He says, turning and walking out the door. I follow him and he stops at my locker. “Put your stuff away,” He says. I go to unlock my locker when he suddenly opens it and makes me look at him.
“What? I know all the combinations” He says and I raise an eyebrow.
“Really then open that one” I tell him pointing to the one next to mine which I know is empty.
“Okay you got me, I may have snooped” He says with a smile on his lips.
“And why did you do that?” I ask, confused.
“You’re new and I am not sure I fully believe your parents’ reasoning for changing pack’s honestly” He says and my stomach drops.
“And by the sound of the way your heart rate picked up I am assuming they didn’t really leave because your mother hit the Alpha’s daughter?”
“Technically she did hit Alpha’s daughter” I tell him. He closes my locker, grabbing my hand tugging me along after him.
“Um Alpha?” I tell him tingles rushing up my hand, he looks down “Sorry I shouldn’t have done that” He says letting go. My brows furrow confused at his weird actions.
“So where are we going?” I ask when we walk past all the empty classrooms.
“Stressless, you won’t get in trouble with me” he says before walking into the faculty area, I follow him and he stops at an office before opening it.
“You have an office here?” I ask a little shocked.
“Yes I have decided to be more present here, the school is short of staff and I have free time so why not” He says and I step past him and sit on the chair in front of his desk. Great, I get to look at four walls for the next hour. While holding my breath so I didn’t inhale his scent, he smelt nice and the room was flooded with his scent, overwhelmingly so.
“What’s wrong?” He asks. Sitting across from me. I shake my head. “Nothing” I tell him and he stares for a second. Mateo suddenly walks in with a pizza box in his hands and sets it down on the desk opening it.
“Eat?” Alpha Ezra tells me.
“Isn’t this supposed to be detention, shouldn’t I be doing school work?” I ask.
“You want to do school work?” He asks.
“No but that’s what normally happens,” I tell him.
“Why aren’t you with Angie?” Alpha Ezra asks Mateo as he sits on the couch.
“Switch, she annoys the hell out of me” Beta Mateo says and Alpha chuckles, shaking his head.
“So where is she then?”
“I left her with Shirley” and I turned to look at him.
“What? My mother shirley?” I ask and he nods a devious smile on his lips and I thought I had it bad.
“Something funny?” Alpha Ezra asks a smile on his lips at my amusement.
“Yes actually my mother will eat her alive” I tell him and he laughs.
“That is exactly why I ditched her with her,” Mateo says, biting into a slice of pizza.
“Eat then we can talk?” Alpha Ezra says. I nod doing what I am asked. When we are done Mateo takes the empty box out before returning. Alpha Ezra raises an eyebrow at him when he walks back in and I see his eyes glaze over and know they are mindlinking. Mateo walks over dragging a chair from the corner with a smirk on his face. The Alpha rolls his eyes at him but says nothing.
“You like it here so far?” Mateo asks me and I nod feeling a little awkward in both their presence. Mateo leans closer to me inhaling my scent and I notice the Alpha glare at him which for some reason amuses Mateo as he drapes his arm over my shoulder, I try to pull away when he jerks me closer.
“Hands off Mateo” Alpha Ezra says with a growl. Mateo puts his hands up a smile on his face but moves away.
“So detention?” I ask, wondering when this punishment was going to begin.
“No actually I wanted to ask you some questions”
“As would I” Mateo says, leaning forward and looking at Alpha who growls at him.
“What sort of questions?” I ask.
“Why did you really leave?”
“If you think my family is hiding something, why did you accept us into your pack?” I ask in return.
“Are you questioning your Alpha?” He retorts. I drop my head remembering I shouldn’t be questioning him.
“Because I love knowing, I took two of Alpha Jackson’s best fighters, that’s why” He answers. I nod.
“So it will be interesting with your bloodline exactly what you are capable of, you have a lot of pressure on your shoulders” He says and I sigh.
“You don’t agree?’ he asks and I realise he heard me sigh, I must have done that a little louder than I thought.
“And if I am a disappointment?” I ask.
“You won’t be, you have Beta genes and your mother, well she is a tough woman” He says. I wonder if he would still think the same if he knew my secret.
“I have a question?” Mateo asks, looking at me.
“And what is that?” I ask.
“Have you found your mate yet?”
“She isn’t 18 yet” The alpha answers and Mateo seems a little disappointed.
“So why did your family really leave, I promise no repercussions will come if you tell me, you are free to remain here” He says and I feel my heart rate skip a beat. My stomach drops and I break out in a cold sweat.
“Why are you scared?” Ezra asks, sniffing the air slightly.
“Can I go please?” I ask and he reaches over the table about to grab my hand and I pull mine back.
“You can tell me?” He says.
“Nothing, what my parents said is true” I tell him and he cocks his head to the side.
“You can go Kat, but I will be speaking to you again” He says and I nod.