Fated To The Alpha by Jessica Hall Chapter 8
Alpha Ezra POV
I watched my mate leave, completely unaware I was her mate. I knew her family was hiding something, something I was eager to find out. If she wasn’t my mate, I may have reconsidered letting them into the pack. Something was amiss though they left the 2nd strongest pack, a pack her parents were born in. When I got the request I was a little shocked but also blinded by the fact that I could take them from Jackson. Our feud goes back generations so given the opportunity I took it.
His Beta was well respected and so was his mate, yet I never heard he had a child and it made me curious as to why she was a secret. I could smell she was strong, her genes strong but something was off with her too.
“She is your mate, isn’t she?” My Beta Mateo asks. He was my best friend since we were old enough to walk, always stuck by me and me, him.
I sigh no point lying to him, he knows me better than I know myself half the time.
“Yes and until she realises I want to keep it quiet” I tell him and he nods his eyes sparkling with mischief.
“What?” I demand as he folds his arms across his chest and leans back.
“Nothing now I know why you refused to come to the whore house with me, she already got you whipped and she doesn’t even know who you are to her” he says chuckling. I glare at him.
“I am not whipped”
“Whatever man, then why did you knock back Madeline. I saw her running from your room the other night crying” he says.
“She isn’t my mate” I deadpan.
“Never stopped you before”
“Yeah before I found her, I only want her now. You will understand when you find yours” I tell him.
“So what’s your plan then, keep giving her detention?” He says with a laugh.
“Well you ruined that didn’t you, I was hoping to spend time with her” I tell him annoyed that he lingered when he could clearly see I wanted to be alone with her.
“Why didn’t you command her parents to tell you why they really left”
“Because I don’t want to P!ss her parents off, they have influence over her and she trusts them. If I start off arguing with them, she will hate me” I tell him and he sighs.
“Well what now then?”
“I don’t know, I don’t really have a reason to hang around her without looking like a creep” I tell him. Mateo seems to think for a second.
“Thursday night?” He says.
“Pack run is friday after school, most of the Pack kids choose to stay at the packhouse”
“I excused them for the first week” I tell him.
“You are the Alpha un-excuse them, tell them Katya has to stay like the rest of the teens”
“Yes but staying at the packhouse isn’t compulsory, only those that want to stay” I tell him.
“Tell them you want to keep an eye on her see how she gets on with the rest of the pack”
“Hmm could work, fine I will go see her on the field” I tell him. Mateo nods and also gets up.
“You coming?” I ask and he has a mischievous grin on his face.
“What have you done?”
“Oh nothing, but Angie was P!ssing me off so I paired her with Katya for training” He says. I glare at him.
“Are you trying to P!ss me off?” I tell him. I didn’t want Angie anywhere near my mate. Her Infatuation with me being the main reason but it was clear she hated Katya because I was showing interest in her and one thing about Angie was she is actually trained pretty well having five brothers to compete against that are pack warriors.
“Come on Katya is feisty, she can take her,” Mateo says.
“You better hope so, because if she gets hurt it’s your arse” I tell him and his face falls slightly worried.
“Her mum is one of the best warriors, her father Beta, what can go wrong?”
I could think of plenty of things that can go wrong, Angie is competitive and I know she doesn’t fight fair from watching her train amongst the pack. I knew my mate could handle herself in this form. It was obvious she was fit and had good endurance, but I wasn’t so sure in wolf form so that would be interesting to see, plus I was really excited about meeting her wolf.
Walking down to the fields, I sat in the grandstand overlooking the field staying out of view. At least I thought so until I saw Angie wave to me. Mateo sits next to me and I was still annoyed at him. I watch Shirley walk onto the field talking to her daughter or by the look of her, berating her daughter. Katya looked awfully pale and was sweating profusely.
“Is she alright, she doesn’t look too good?” Mateo says, also thinking the same thing. She looked ghastly as she braced her hands on her knees. I watch as Katya rushes to the bin puking in it.
“She seemed fine before?” I tell him. Shirley, her mother was strict that much was clear, she glares at her daughter before telling her to get back on the field. I watch as my mate waits for her name to be called on the list. Her mother, not even managing to hide her shock when she is paired against Angie who was wearing a smug grin at the pairing.
Jasmine walks over gripping Katya’s arm worriedly. At least she has one friend and I actually like Jasmine. She gets on with everyone except Angie and her cronies.
“Get it together Kat” Shirley calls to her daughter who nods. Katya shakes off Jasmine’s arm telling her to go. Jasmine reluctantly leaving.
“Something isn’t right?” I tell Mateo who also agrees.
“I don’t get it, she was fine, what has changed?” He asks. Walking down the steps I stand on the edge looking down as I watch Katya and Angie move into their square. Angie takes a stance while Katya can’t seem to catch her breath. My wolf howls in my head watching through my eyes. Angie lunches at Katya, Katya seeing it a little late manages to duck but stumbles back landing on her back.
Angie is about to pounce on her when Katya lifts her leg kicking her in the face knocking Angie back who growls loudly clutching her nose which was bleeding. Katya gets up and I could see sweat literally dripping off her. Something was definitely wrong.
“Wolfsbane” My wolf Maddox growls at me and I sniff the air. I couldn’t smell wolfsbane but it did make sense, it makes you terribly sick, in high doses even kill you.
“We need to stop this, she can’t fight like that, something is wrong” Mateo says and I could see he was worried about her getting hurt, his future Luna getting hurt because he paired her with Angie. I nod about to walk down the stairs when Angie suddenly shifts.