I pushed through the terrain as fast as my paws would carry me. Leaves and bushes shook as I whizzed past their stationary form. Critters cowered in fear as I ran faster, moving like a speeding train.
We can’t do this! He needs us! My wolf whined in my head. Her whimpers on separating from our mate blocked my ears from the noise of nature around us, He didn’t mean what he said! He loves us! She tried to tell me.
Then he wouldn’t have told us to leave, I spoke back to her.
After almost three months of accepting us, he changed his mind. All it took was three words for him to no longer love me, to make my entire world shatter around me.
My wolf, Raelynn, continued to sob in my mind as I pushed to go faster. We had to make it to the border while we still had a head start.
We need to go faster, I yelled to her.
She whimpered more at my request and my urgency to be as far from our mate as possible, but she did as I asked.
The darkness of the forest lit up as we neared the pack border. All I had to do was cross the line and never look back.
I was about to cross over when I heard her try to reason with me once more, What if he changed his mind? What if he really does want it?
I shook my snout in response to her, He was disgusted by the mere thought of this child. He believes I lied to him. He thinks that this child isn’t his.
Just go back and talk to him, she pleaded.
If I go back, he will kill our child on sight. I will not let him hurt it, I reasoned with her.
There is no but, Raelynn, I interrupted her, He swore to kill us and our child if we ever stepped foot back on his land. If we hadn’t of left, he would have executed us on the spot.
We are his mate. He wouldn’t do that to us, she tried again.
He rejected us. He used us, Raelynn. There is no going back.
I shut off the mind link between us as I crossed the border. Fire burned my mark as I sprinted into the forest.
I pushed through the pain, refusing to turn back as a distant howl cracked my already fractured heart into shattered pieces.