“Time did well to you” Dante said raking his eyes seizing her body head to toe.
Lucy shrugged her shoulder “I appreciate the compliment but, frankly I don’t need one; especially from you” turned her back towards the person, who caused a upheaval in her life without any remorse, watching him standing in front of her after so many years brought back so many memories and trust me on this none are good ones, the good ones were all hoax; a mirage broken a long time ago.
“Why?” Dante questioned “after all I’m family aren’t I?”
Lucy chuckled at his question “last time I checked I don’t have any” without even glancing at him “I see you in a while ma” Lucy tried to slide away from the awkward situation created in the room.
“No” Barbara firmly said “you stay but, others...” she made eye contact with her daughter and the son-in-law she never liked “they will go” with the decision made they left not before Dante made the comment about meeting very soon.
“We will meet very soon Lucy” were his parting words when he and his equally vile mate went out of the door and only left behind were Lucy, her kids and her dad.
“you too Russell” Barbara said “go eat something and leave me alone with my daughter” when dad tried to object one look from ma he too silently left the room.
“Damn”Antalia said soon everyone left the room “you are badass grandma”
“I know” Barbra glowed under the praise “it was awesome, wasn’t it” and together they both laughed like they conquered the world.
“Don’t encourage her Antalia” Lucy scolded her daughter “you too ma, it wasn’t necessary” tried to reason with her.
“Well in my opinion it was, Zeena needs to know her place and it’s about time I put stop to her nuisance” Barbara concluded “and you are not stopping, I know more than you think Lucy” they both engaged in the intense stare, Lucy was the one to look away at her kids who were all this time sat quietly.
“you guys been too good today” Lucy asked suspiciously
“well thanks” all four of them chorused at the same time, creepy as hell
“ok” Barbara demanded attention “so tell me who was the naughtiest is the school” so that’s how kids and Lucy spent their whole morning and afternoon launching into different stories from their childhood even Jordy and Julio took part in the conversation, especially who winning the heart of the old lady and even her father who quietly sat in one of the chairs listening to kids and his mate babble like long lost friends.
“Jed are you out of your mind” Antalia whispered shouted tagging along with his twin and mate, who definitely have them killed? “Jed” she called out again who choose to ignore her as always? Antalia looked helplessly at Jordy, who in return shrugged his shoulder and silently followed behind Jed.
After few minutes they spotted the clearing that Jed stumbled upon one night out on run. “Well isn’t it beautiful” Jed mumbled and ventured further into the clearing and sat on area where it was more grass and Jordy sat beside his mate and they quietly basking the beauty around them.
Antalia too followed their suite and sat on rock no further to them “how romantic” she commented “and I’m third wheeling” and as usual she was ignored.
Three of them sat quietly not making the conversation just, liking the solace and the thoughts they have are more clear to listen and ponder on.
A twinge was heard in distance but, Jed ignored it thinking wild animal running free in woods. But, after few seconds Natalia too heard it loud and clear and growl sounded too close to where they were?
“guys” Antalia whispered and stood from her sitting position and tries to listen any commotion closely “we have a problem”
“Yup we do” Jed agreed and quickly shifted into his wolf, an alpha wolf; Antalia followed suite not before contacting their mother though their link ‘we are in trouble, rouges’
Jordy too shifted in his wolf, smaller compared to twins but still impressive with the brown fur and deep green eyes, soon five rouges stepped into clearing.
‘well ready’ Jed linked others
’ready’ the other two replied
As soon as Lucy heard Antalia distressed voice through their mind link, she came into action and left her mother side leaving Julio with her and soon her suspicious confirmed seeing her brothers with warriors ready to bolt.
“I’m coming with” Lucy declared and before anyone could object she shifted and ran into the woods and soon others too ran in direction the scent of rouges led them.
They all bombarded the clearing with the warriors, where Lucy’s kids were fighting with expertise like alpha and taking the rouge one by one and soon all the rouges either dead some, high tailed from their or some were captured for further questioning and sent into dungeons.
Jordy was limping slightly; Jed and Antalia too have some injuries and scratches from fight but, nonetheless those were minor ones and good think everyone is safe and sound.
“you all right” Lucy questioned three of them
“Well I fell like someone just got the chunk of my arm, but other than that I’m alright” sarcasm drip down Antalia’s tongue.
“she definitely your daughter” Lucy’s older brother Aaron muttered beside her, Lucy just rolled her eyes with help of warriors they got them three into the pack hospital in no time, their all the doctors and nurses attended the three injured kids and now her dad also joined them asking about what happened, of course not to her but, to her brother and soon they together left the premises to interrogate the captive they have.
“you got the nasty cut” Jordy, Julia stated to his older brother “but, its fine you kicked the rouges asses, I wish I could be their and fight them with you guys. It would have been so cool.” Julio murmured blissfully.
“sorry to break your heart kid, not by long shot” Lucy stated in finality and “neither do they, you guys should just left the place not just dive straight into fighting”
“and what?” Jed asked “get killed, not a fat chance”
“yeah” Antalia agreed with his twin brother “we are trained for this, you know it too”
“but still you guys need to be careful” Lucy argued back “what if I wasn’t able to hear you through link or something might happened to Jordy and he is your mate”
“I know” Jed mumbled “we fought back as uncle Rylan taught us. You worry too much ma”
“I never knew you had kids Lucy” the very familiar voice said behind them.
“and why does it matter to you?” Jed replied before Lucy could say anything.
“Interesting” he called out “just making conversation, after all it’s been years we have seen eachother. Is it crime to know about your once friend”
“Well clearly your presence not appreciated” Antalia piped up “why don’t you be on your merry way?”
“Well clearly they are your kids Lucy” he said not taking their words seriously “who’s the father?”
“That’s none of your damn business Dante” Lucy “more importantly why you are here? As far as I know; you aren’t the alpha of this pack”
“Just concerned” Dante said innocently “but you are forgetting one thing I’m mated to the alpha’s sister, aren’t I”
“Then take your concern somewhere else Dante” a voice called “I’m sure my daughter and her kids don’t need it.” Barbara sated and stood beside Lucy.
“Interesting” Dante muttered “very interesting indeed” with lingering look on Lucy’s kids he left the room not before waving his hand in goodbye, which mean we are going to see him more sooner than anyone want to.
Lucy has a fight to prepare, especially for her kids with none other than their father, her ex-mate.