“Liza! Wait up!” Asher yelled as I made my way back to the training room.
I turned around and came face to face with my loving mate.
“Ash, what’s up?” I asked causally.
“We need to talk.” He said, grabbing my hand pulling me in the direction of our room.
“I can’t right now. Can’t this wait until tonight?” I said as I yanked my hand out of his.
“I’m tired of waiting, I want my mate back! It’s killing me to be away from you all the time.” He snapped.
“We can spend every waking minute together after the battle.” I snapped back.
When I say battle, I mean the event to which I was created for and why I have my powers.
A couple days after Jay, Asher and I arrived to the kingdom, the werewolf God came to one of the worriers in his sleep and told him that there was going to be a battle and thats why I’m here.
He also told him the battle would be against hunters and an unknown species similar to werewolves.
“Liza, I’m not trying to make you stop training altogether I just think you need some time off every once in a while and I need time with my mate. My heart is aching for you.” Ash said in a soft voice, love and pain written all over his face.
I sighed, how could I say no to that? Besides, I knew how he felt. In the months since we’ve been here we’ve barely spoken.
“I’ll talk to Hakkon.”
His eyes widened in surprise before joy filled them. He pulled me into a tight embrace and whispered thank you a million times into my ear.
“But seriously I have to go.” I said as I walked out of his arms.
His smile dropped from his face and a frown formed on his beautiful lips.
“I have to convince Hakkon.” I explained before turning around and running to the training room.
“No. End of discussion.” Hakkon snapped.
“But I’ll be weak if I don’t spend time with Ash. He’s my mate and it hurts to be away from him all the time!” I wined.
Convincing Hakkon was probably the most difficult thing in the world to do.
“You need to spend all your time training.” He said, waving his hand to dismiss the conversation.
“I won’t help you win the battle if you don’t cut down my training hours.” I declared stubbornly.
What Hakkon didn’t know was that I would fight no matter what.
He took his sweet old time before stiffly nodding.
I jumped up and down while clapping my hands like a little girl.
I was so happy that I would get to spend more time with Asher.
“Now quit acting like a four year old and get into your fighting stance.” Hakkon ordered.
Training went by surprisingly fast and soon I was in my room waiting for my mate.
About five minuets later he walked through the door.
I slowly got off the bed with the best sad expression I could muster up and walked towards him.
When he saw me his face fell and a worried expression took over. I felt bad for making him worry but I didn’t let my act slip.
“Asher.” I said sadly.
“Liza, what’s wrong?” He whispered, concern very evident in his tone.
“Hakkon, he said...” I trailed off.
“Oh no. He won’t let you cut your training hours shorter?” He asked.
“No, he was fine with it after a little convincing.” I said happily.
Now Asher’s expression was one of pure confusion.
“I can’t believe I tricked you!” I said between laughs.
Once he caught on his expression changed once again, but this time it was one of anger and disapproval.
I immediately felt guilty for scaring him like that.
“Gotcha!” He exclaimed with a smile.
I glared at him as he laughed at me.
“Now we’re even.” He said once he calmed down.
“I only have training for six hours a day now.” I old him once we were snuggled up in bed.
“That’s good. What are we going to do tomorrow?”
I had to think about that for a second. There’s not much to do around the kingdom.
“I haven’t had enough time to explore the kingdom yet. Can you take me on a tour?”
“It’s a date.” He replied happily and I could tell he was smiling even though I was facing away from him.
I let out a loud yawn. Training is really exhausting.
“I think someone’s tired.” He teased.
“You try training for a whole day and tell me you’re not exhausted afterward.” I defended myself.
“Okay, I’ll get back to you on that.” Was the last thing I heard before letting sleep take over.
Asher and I were walking through one of the many gardens in the kingdom when we saw Jay and Ava.
I’m so happy that Jay got a second mate.
“Hey guys.” I said when we got closer to them.
“Little miss powerful. Why aren’t you in training?” Jay teased.
“Well Mr. Weakling, for your information I got my hours cut shorter.” I said, hands on my hips and a cocky smile on my face.
“How did you manage that?” Jay asked in disbelief.
“I’m pretty persuasive.” Was all I said before grabbing Ash’s hand and walking away from the cute couple.
“Very impressive!” Jay yelled after us.
“They’re so cute together!” I exclaimed when we were out of earshot.
“Not as cute as us.” Asher said and wrapped his arms around my waist.
“True.” I agreed before giving him a quick peck on the lips.
“We should head back inside.” I said after a while.
I grabbed his hand and together we walked back to the castle.
Once we were inside we grabbed a quick bite to eat before I had to go back to training.
I hope this battle comes soon. Training is really starting to get on my nerves.
After saying goodbye to Ash I walked into the training room.
I was surprised to see Hakkon talking to the seeker.
They didn’t notice I was in here so I stayed where I was and listened to their conversation.
“- that soon?” Hakkon asked.
“That’s what I saw. Hunters and beasts I’ve never seen before in the clearing nearby on the next full moon.” The seeker replied.
The next full moon was next week! The battle was that soon?
“We better get prepared. All of the worriers, Asher, Jay, and Liza all need to be in training immediately. They’ll be training from early in the morning until late at night.” Hakkon declared.
Without another word the seeker walked past me and out the door. It didn’t even seem like he noticed me, but Hakkon sure did.
“Did you hear that whole thing?” Hakkon asked, his voice and expression showing his disapproval.
“No. All I know is that the battle is on the next full moon.”
“Well then you know that your training hours are going back to how they used to be.”
“Yeah.” Was all I said. And with that we started to train.
I couldn’t concentrate the whole time. I was too busy worrying about the battle being so close.
What if someone dies? What if Ash dies?
I don’t know what I’d do without him. He saved me from Jason and he showed me what love is. I couldn’t lose him.
With that in mind I worked even harder so I would be invincible in the battle.
“This session started off rough but you recovered well. Good job today.” Hakkon said before dismissing me.
I was so exhausted I could barely make it up the stairs and to my room.
I stumbled through the for and fell onto the bed.
Like I expected Asher was there.
“The battle is on the next full moon.” I mumbled to him before passing out.