My phone buzzed, looking at the caller I.D. I rolled my eyes, "What." I seethed into the speaker, "Alpha, the rogue has awakened." A heavy sigh left my painted lips as ideas toyed around in my head, "Just let him wait, we wouldn't want him to think we're eager." A smirk sprawled out on Mike's face, "Such a sadistic woman."
Flipping the phone shut I looked at him as we entered through the threshold of the doors, "You don't get to the top by being nice." He just shook his head, we began to walk down the marbled hallway.
"Do you know what this business meeting is about?" I shook my head, "They hardly ever tell us anything Mike." He grumbled about wasting time while he could be with his mate, I eyed him speculatively. I never fancied the idea of having my mate, I was betrothed to my pack not some other soul.
Opening the doors all eyes zoned in on us. The silence was thick but I swatted it away as I was greeted by some alliances, "Alpha Maeve", "Alpha Lax, pleasure to see you and your mate again." The word soaked into my mouth leaving a bad taste in its wake. The chemistry between them still messed with my mind, an Alpha and Omega.
"How are your little friends?" He smiled, I gave a low chuckle as his mate clutched his arm. A part of me felt bad for her, some bad memories must have resurfaced, Omega's weren't always treated the greatest.
"Always so business-like," I responded, "But the rogues are being dealt with properly." I smiled back, she seemed to visibly relax as I stressed the word rogues more than necessary.
Mike drifted off to our spot at the large, oak table centered in the room. "My Luna appreciates your-" I held up a hand to stop him from thanking me, "It is quite alright." I spoke for them, already knowing that he would thank me for being observant that the conversation had caused her earlier.
They both smile at each other appreciatively, my chest had a pang shoot through it, "If you need anything, please don't hesitate to call me." After shaking both of their hands I headed towards Mike and took a seat, "Every Alpha here seems a little off," he muttered under his breath. I suppressed a laugh as I straightened the papers laid before me, "Females aren't really, do I dare say common in higher forms or ruling such as Alpha's. I'm sure no one was really expecting me here."
Mike shrugged his shoulders, "I feel bad for their mates." I bit my lip to stop a smart ass comment coming out about how I felt bad for his own mate, a few heads turned in our direction, "Nice one Mike."
Mike rolled his blue eyes before the door opened revealing the head Chancellor, we all bowed our heads in sync as he sat down.
"Thank you Alpha's for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come here today." His hair was a peppered black and gray, for being hundreds of years old he was still in impeccable shape.
His blue eyes stopped and locked on mine, a ghost of a smile on his lips before he continued.
I always looked up to him as a father figure.
"As if we had a choice." I tried to kick Mike underneath the table, he gave me a wink before turning back towards the Chancellor, "There has been an increase in the number of rogue attacks on the Level 1 packs." Everyone grew silent as my Beta began writing the information down.
"Some wolves have even gone missing during these breakouts."
Level 1 packs were the lowest on the scale, due to their ethics about being non violent and allowing members to roam freely in and out as much as they pleased.
From an Alpha's standpoint the idea boggles my mind, letting wolves roam in and out set me on edge to say the least.
No pack records.
No standard rules.
It was an easy way out of living honestly, but the Chancellor decided to let them be as long as they could keep peace among their kind.
He certainly was kinder about their ways of living than most.
I couldn't imagine how the 'pack', if you could even call it that, didn't explode into chaos with free ranged wolves becoming power hungry.
I was proud to be the leader of a Level 3 pack.
We have laws to guide us.
Warriors to protect us.
And a set Alpha and Beta.
"What about Level 1 packs in the other domains?" Pipped a Beta from somewhere in the room. The chancellor let out a heavy sigh, "From what I gathered from the other seven leaders, their lower ranking packs haven't had any issues."
Wolves mumbled amongst themselves as Mike scribbled furiously on the paper.
So, only our Northeastern domain was the one being targeted.
I sighed and declined back into my chair.
"We don't know exactly why these attacks are only happening in our territory, I've talked with the other chancellors ruling the North and Eastern parts of the states. They didn't record any unusual activity." The way he talked let me know how stressed out he was over this.
"Therefore, I have came to a temporary solution. If each pack could donate a few warriors, they can train these people to have some basic combat skills needed in order to survive these attacks."
That interested me, the level 1 pack's are actually wanting to learn hand to hand combat, that was new.
"I have personally spoken with a few of their leaders, they agreed that it's time for them to take a stand and defend themselves, but only if they're threatened." Many Alpha's shifted uncomfortably in their seats, almost all of their faces gave them away.
Nobody wanted to waste their warriors when rogue attacks were becoming a regular occurrence.
Especially on a level 1 pack.
Especially on a pack that didn't view self defense as a necessity of life.
Cooperation didn't seem like it would be in the warriors favor.
"Each warrior shall remain at the pack for a couple of weeks, or until they feel that the pack is ready-".
One Alpha slammed his hands on the table completely outraged by this discussion, "Why the hell should I have to give up my own warriors, to go help a level 1 pack who should've been smart enough to learn basic hand to hand combat centuries ago!"
He did prove a valid point though.
Mike stiffened next to me at his outburst.
The Chancellor's lips tightened in response, it was disrespectful to shout at the leader of our domain.
The Chancellor raised his eyebrows, "This is non-negotiable."
I wasn't too keen on giving up my warriors easily either, even missing one strong warrior could put us months behind schedule for training and make all the difference in a battle.
"Alpha Isaac, I can assure you that a small group of warriors even who aren't that highly ranked, couldn't place your whole pack in danger. If it does, I believe there are some serious steps that need to be taken in order to ensure the safety for your pack."
A smile grew on my face at Alpha Isaac's own going red.
"Oh snap." I pinched Mike under the table, "Shut up!" I mouthed at him. He gave me one of those smirks before focusing on the task at hand. "It is our duty in our werewolf society to aid those who are in need, we are all one domain." Mike whispered inconspicuously to me, "Wolf shit, Dark Mouth just tried to fight our pack last week." A gloss of a smile ghosted over my lips, my wolf within me began to stir, odd.
I tuned her out as I tried hard to focus on what was important.
The doors to the meeting room flew open, my heart instantly hammered in my chest as excitement began coursing through my veins. That impulse to look up hit me full force, I tried struggling to deny it but failed miserably when I finally did look.
Everything about him hit me at once.
That intoxicating aroma
His muscles protruding from his dark V-neck.
His eyes were captivating.
I could feel a warm heat creep up my neck as Mike kept giving me side glances. Before he finally nudged me underneath the table, a low rumble reverberated across the room.
My pussy clenched.
I bit my bottom lip to stop me from squeezing my legs shut. His eyes darkened, zoning in on my mouth and I purposely rolled it between my teeth. It drew out a feral craving within me, I released it as the Chancellor cleared his throat. "Alpha Bain, thank you for joining us, please take a seat." Bain broke our stare as he took a seat at the head of the table.
The traps along his neck flexed as he gave his attention to our domain leader, if I could just wrap my legs-
Closing my eyes for a few seconds, I reopened them only to find him staring intently at me, his scent made me light headed. All of the Chancellor's words became a messy blurb, my eyes kept drifting back to the taunt muscles moving beneath his shirt.
And how much more appealing it would be, if it was off.
I forced myself to pay attention this information was serious and I couldn't let a man get in the way of it.
The rest of the meeting I could feel his intense gaze burning into the side of my face.