I tossed and turned. Something wasn’t right, something was missing.
I finally gave up on sleeping and opened my eyes to look around for the source of my problem.
Asher was gone.
I dragged myself out of bed and made my way to the hallway. I had to find Ash, it didn’t feel right to sleep without him.
I slowly explored the huge house until I found a room with the light on. Maybe Asher is in there.
I opened the door and walked inside, forgetting that so many people lived here and it could be anyone’s room.
Jay, Mr. Mitchell, Asher, and three guys I didn’t recognize, were all standing around a desk.
I face heated as everyone’s eyes landed one me and I muttered the first excuse that popped into my mind, “I was trying to find the bathroom.”
Asher instantly walked over to me and wrapped his arm around my waist, calming my embarrassment.
“It’s her.” The tallest of the three strangers said.
“You know me?” I asked, confused.
“They don’t.” Ash answered for them.
“Why don’t we go sit in the living room and I’ll explain everything.” The tallest man spoke again.
We all nodded, making our way to the living room without complaint, and once there everyone except for the strangers sat down.
“I am Hakkon, and these are my brothers Lorenzo and Malakai.” The largest one said, and all three of them bowed to me.
Who were these people and why were they here?
“Well let’s get started.” Lorenzo spoke up and the three finally sat down in the couch across from the rest of us.
He had shoulder length wavy black hair like his brothers, but he had blue eyes while Hakkon had green eyes and Malakai had brown eyes.
“We have come today to bring the living prophecy back to the kingdom where she will be safe from the danger that is coming.” Hakkon began.
“What and who is a prophecy?” I interjected, this all seemed like something out of a fantasy movie.
“In our case a prophecy is a werewolf who was blessed by our God Lupercus while still in the womb. He or she is said to have great powers, and was blessed for one purpose.” Hakkon explained.
“What’s the purpose?” Jay asked, his eyes wide and curious.
I wondered who the unlucky person was that got stuck with such a big responsibility.
“To save our kind. All we know is that we are in grave danger, and without the living prophecy, our kind will be completely wiped out of existence.”
I looked around and saw Jay, Ash, and Mr. Mitchell’s faces pale.
“Who is this ’living prophecy?” I questioned.
“Liza, you are the living prophecy.” Lorenzo said calmly.
I chuckled, this must all be some prank. I bet Becca came up with it to get my mind off of what Jason did to me.
I looked around as I laughed and no one else was joining in. Everyone else looked super serious.
“You guys know I don’t have any powers right? I just shifted for the first time yesterday, I’m not this prophecy you’re talking about.” I told the strangers when no one said anything, if this wasn’t a prank, they still had the wrong person. Maybe there was another Liza out there that was the real prophecy.
“You just haven’t uncovered your powers yet. You need to come back to the kingdom with us immediately so you can start your training.” Malakai said urgently.
“I’m not going without Asher, or Jay.” I told them. I couldn’t believe I was even considering this. There was no way any of this was real, right?
Hakkon shook his head, “Our instructions were to bring you back, not you and all of your friends.”
“I don’t care what your instructions were, if you want me, you’re gonna get them too.” I snapped. I wasn’t going anywhere alone with them.
“Lorenzo, Malakai.” Hakkon got their attention and nodded towards me.
The three men started walking towards me as if to take me away and before I knew what I was doing I put my hands out in front of me and pushed the air around me in their direction.
All three of them went flying backwards until they were pinned to the wall.
“I go with Asher and Jay or I don’t go at all.” I growled in a voice that made even me flinch.
They nodded their heads frantically, their eyes practically popping out of the sockets in fear.
Convinced that they would let me bring who I wanted, I put my hands down and the three men fell to the floor, unharmed but shaken up.
When I looked back at Asher, Jay, and Mr. Mitchell they were all looking at me in horror, which just made me angry all over again.
“Stop looking at me like that!” I snapped, leaving the room once they looked away from me. I had to pack before Hakkon and his brothers decided it was time to leave.
What just happened?
One minute Hakkon, Lorenzo and Malakai were arguing with Liza, and then in the blink of an eye they were pinned against the wall by some invisible force.
I guess the prophecy was real. Liza had powers, and she was born to save the werewolf kind.
I was proud that I had such an important mate, but it also scared the hell out of me. I knew she would be put in danger when time time came for her to fight and I never wanted anyone to hurt her again.
And what if she died in this fight? What if that was her destiny, the only way she could save us all? That was usually how these things ended.
My heart cracked at the idea of life without my mate, and I couldn’t stand the thought of being apart from her for one more minute so I hurried upstairs to find her.
When I entered her room I immediately walked over and wrapped my arms around her, holding her like she was my lifeline. I couldn't imagine never holding her again, it would kill me.
After a minute, I pulled back enough to look her in the eyes, and without hesitation crashed my lips to hers for the first time ever.
She gasped in shock but quickly recovered and responded with the same amount of passion I was giving.
The kiss was heated until the moment we pulled away.
I breathlessly leaned my forehead on hers and we stood there, taking in the magical moment.
My wolf was screaming at me to mark Liza but I knew it wasn't the time for that. Liza had enough supernatural things to process already, I didn't need to add another thing to the list.
Instead I opted to have a shower to calm down, if I stayed here my wolf would go crazy.
I gently pecked Liza on the lips before making my way to the bathroom, feeling light and happier than I'd ever felt in my whole life.
I finally had my first kiss, and it was absolutely perfect.
Long after Asher disappeared into the bathroom, I was still standing in the spot that we kissed. I didn’t move a muscle.
Maybe this was all just a dream. So many crazy things happened in the last hour, there was no way this was real life.
I pinched myself to see if I'd wake up, but I didn't. This was all real.
I touched my lips and sure enough they were slightly swollen from the intense kiss.
I grinned like an idiot and finally plopped down on my bed, reliving the kiss over and over again.
But as time passed my mind went back to what happened in the living room and I began to pack. I had to be ready for whenever Hakkon and his brothers wanted to leave.
I had no idea how long I'd be gone for, or if I'd even make it out of this alive, and that thought terrified me. I was just starting to love my life, why did something always have to get in the way of that?
“Are you alright Liza?” Asher suddenly asked, startling me. I didn't hear him come out of the bathroom.
“Don’t sneak up on me like that!” I scolded, giving him a playful glare.
“I’ve been out of the bathroom for half an hour, I didn’t sneak up on you.” He told me, his eyebrows raising in confusion.
“Oh. I guess I was just really lost in thought.” I shrugged.
“Are you scared?” He asked after several moments of silence.
I looked down at my hands, resting them on my lap. “A little.” I confessed.
“Really?” I looked up into his eyes and saw the fear.
He nodded and pulled me close.
“I don’t want to lose you.” He whispered, pain laced in his voice.
He was really worried.
“I have powers, remember? I can take care of myself. It’s you I’m worried about. How are you gonna protect yourself?”
“Trust me baby, I can take care of myself.” He said, a hint of amusement creeping into his tone.
“We should go downstairs to see what’s going on.” He spoke again after several minuets of comfortable silence.
I nodded in agreement. I wanted to know exactly what I was walking into.