“Ash wake up. We get to go home today. Wake up.” I said as I gently shook him.
It’s been a month since the battle and Asher is finally strong enough to go home.
“I’m up, I’m up.” He said after a couple more minutes of being shook.
“C’mon, up and out of bed sleepyhead. You need to get ready so we can leave.” I said like a drill Sargent, clapping my hands.
He got up and walked into the bathroom so he could get ready.
We were finally going home. I was happy and sad at the same time. I would be back with the pack which was like a second family to me but Jason and Madison are going to be in town.
I don’t think they’re going to be moving anytime soon. They probably still want revenge.
Asher was taking a long time to get ready and I was getting hungry. Maybe on the way back we could pick up some snacks.
I had a really bad craving for pickles, Nutella and cheese in a can. Of course I’m not going to mix them together, that would be gross. But the strangest part was I didn’t even like pickles and I wanted one.
Ash finally emerged from the bathroom and I leaped up from the chair I was sitting on and jumped into his arms.
For some reason I really missed him. It was probably just the mate bond.
“Someone’s happy to see me.” He teased.
“What, your mate can’t be happy to see you?” I pouted.
“Ok, you’re right.” He said and picked me up bridal style.
He carried me through the kingdom and only put me down when we were in front of the car Jay, Ava, Ash and I were going to use to get home.
No more walking for us.
I told them I wanted to stop at a grocery store to get some snacks and they all thought it was a good idea.
I bought what I wanted at the store and once we were al back in the jeep I started wolfing it all down.
Everyone was looking at me like I was crazy when they saw what I was eating and it kind of made me mad. Who cares if I was eating weird foods?
“What?” I snapped at them.
“Are you feeling alright?” Jay asked cautiously.
“Better than ever.” I snapped again. I don’t know why I’m so angry.
After that an awkward silence took over.
When we were about half way back I regretted eating the things I did. My stomach is killing me.
“Pull over.” I quickly said to Jay since he was driving.
Asher looked over at me but I ignored him. I had to get out of the car.
Jay pulled over and I bolted out and ran into the tall grass just in time.
I doubled over and violently vomited until there was nothing left in my stomach.
I didn’t notice Asher holding my hair back until I was finished.
I stood up and started back to the car. Ash caught up to me in a second and when I looked at him worry was written all over my face.
“I’m fine. All the stuff I ate just didn’t go well together. That’s all.” I assured him.
He nodded but still said nothing to me. He hasn’t talked to me since I snapped at Jay.
“Are you alright?” I asked once we were back in the car.
“I’m fine. But you’ve been off all day. You’ve been emotional, you’re throwing up. Are you sure it was just the food you ate?” He asked, the concern he was feeling laced in his voice.
“I’m just anxious to go home.” I told him, which wasn’t a lie.
“You’re worried about Jason and Madison.” He asked but it came out as more of a statement.
“Yeah. I mean they kidnaped me once. They could try to pull another stunt.”
“I won’t let them hurt you again.”
I just shrugged and faced the window.
We had to pull over three more times for me even though I didn’t have anything left to throw up.
By the time we got home I was exhausted and Asher was out of his mind worried about me.
I was so tired he had to carry me up to our bedroom.
Whenever I needed something he was there for me and helping me. He wouldn’t leave my side.
I’m grateful for him.
But am I sick? Am I dying? What’s wrong with me? Thats all I want to know.
Later that night Asher’s mom came in to check on me. She seemed worried about me too since she didn’t know what was wrong with me either.
I’m freaking out. Liza has been sick for three days now and she’s not getting better.
No one knows what’s wrong with her. The best guess we have is that she used so much power and energy during the battle that it made her sick.
But I don’t think that’s what it is. If she became sick when we were home and not at the kingdom I would have thought Jason and Madison poisoned her or something.
Maybe someone did poison her, but who? Who would try to hurt my innocent little mate? She’s never hurt anyone and didn’t deserve it.
None of this makes sense. She doesn’t deserve to suffer.
But the worst part is I can’t do anything about it. My wolf and I are so helpless right now. Something’s hurting our mate and we can’t stop it.
It’s killing me inside to see her like this.
“Your father wants to see you in his study.” Becca informed me.
I didn’t even notice she came in.
“Tell him I can’t. I’m busy.” I told her through clenched teeth. I was not leaving my mate.
“Ash, I’ll take care of her while you talk to your dad. You can trust me. I love her like a sister, I would never do anything to hurt her.” Becca said softly.
She was really devastated when she found out Liza was sick. I knew I could trust her but I really didn’t want to leave my mates side.
I pushed myself off the floor beside the bed and made my way to the door. I gave Becca a stiff nod before making my way down to my father’s study.
I didn’t even knock before entering.
“What do you want?” I snapped.
“Son, I know Liza is sick but I need your help with some pack stuff. One of our neighbouring packs just got attacked by a pack of rogue wolves and they need a place to stay until they can rebuild their pack house.” My dad informed me.
“I don’t care about that pack. You can take care of that on your own. I need to take care of my mate.” I snapped, turned on my heels and stomped back upstairs to my room.
“Are you sure that’s whats wrong?” Becca whispered to Liza.
I stopped dead in my tracks, Liza knows what’s wrong and she didn’t tell me?
“I’m not sure. But it’s a possibility.” My little mate whispered back in a broken voice. I could tell she was crying.
I couldn’t stand being away from her any longer and walked into the room.
“So you know what’s wrong with you?” I asked Liza.
Her face paled more than it already was if that’s even possible.
“N-no, it was for a show we watch. One of the characters thought her boyfriend was cheating on her.” Liza told me.
I wasn’t convinced but I didn’t push her to tell me the truth. She would when she was ready to.
“So I’ll see you later, and I’ll bring it.” Becca said to Liza before leaving.
I looked down at my little mate and was surprised to see that she wasn’t sickly skinny like she should be since she can’t hold down anything she eats.
I studied her body closer and noticed her stomach was a little swollen. Maybe Liza really was sick.
Whatever was wrong with her could be slowly killing her and we had no way of stopping it.
There’s been pack doctors have taken tons of tests on my little mate and they can’t find anything. Maybe if they do an ultra sound to see why her stomach is a little swollen they’ll find out what’s wrong.
I looked back down at Liza and she was sleeping so I quietly snook out of the room and went down to the hospital part of the pack house.
Nurse Linsey was on duty at the time so I told her what I thought and she said it was a good idea.
Now all I have to do is bring Liza down here so she can get the test done.
I walked back to our room and got my poor little mate who was still sound asleep and brought her down to the room the nurse told me to bring her to.
I didn’t have the heart to wake Liza up so I gently placed her on the bed where the test was going to be done.
The nurse also decided to let Liza sleep through this and placed this weird thing on Liza’s stomach so we could see what’s going on inside.
“Oh dear.” Nurse Linsey said after a few minuets.
“What.” I asked. I was so nervous that my hands were shaking.
“Congratulations. You’re going to be a father Asher.”