"Congratulations. You’re going to be a father Asher.”
It’s been two days since I got the news. Two days since my heart shattered. Two days since I left the pack house.
After I got the news I ran out of the room, out of the house and out of the country.
Now I’m somewhere in Canada, I think.
I can’t believe Liza would cheat on me.
I can’t believe my little mate betrayed me and tricked me into thinking she was some innocent little angel. I never even saw any guilt in those big grey eyes of hers.
When I find out who got her pregnant I’m going to rip the guy apart in the most painful way possible.
I can’t help but feel like this is all my fault. I should have been with her more. I should have been the perfect boyfriend. I should have somehow prevented this from happening.
I decided its best for me to head back to town because my parents are probably freaking out but I’m not going back home.
Not for a while.
I don’t want to see Liza’s face. It’s only going to break my heart more than it already is.
I couldn’t stand any more pain than I’m already in.
So I’ll just find some other place to crash for a while until I can face the problem at hand.
With that in mind I started running the same way I just came from. Back to my small town.
Back to the town Liza’s in.
I shook my head, stop thinking about her! You don’t need her. She’s not worth it.
′But we do need her. She’s our mate no matter what′ my wolf whined.
No. We can go on without her. We can handle the pain. Jay went mateless for a long time and he was fine.
Now it’s out turn.
′Maybe there’s a logical explanation to why she’s pregnant.′
No. She cheated on us. There’s nothing we can do about it so don’t make excuses for her.
And with that I stopped my inner debate and pushed my wolf to the back of my mind.
I felt both pain and relief once I was back in the small woods of my town.
Pain because Liza is here but relief because I’m back in the only place I’ve ever called home.
I was walking around aimlessly in human form with nothing but a pair of red basketball shorts on when I caught a familiar sent.
A sent that cause all my muscles to tense up and put me on high alert.
Madison came out from behind a tree, smirking at me.
“What’s brought you to this side of the woods?” She asked, rising a perfect brow.
Only now did I realize that I was in the woods right outside Liza’s old house.
Now that I concentrate I could faintly smell Liza’s old blood from all her beatings.
My blood boiled at the smell. Jason is a sick bastard.
“If you’ve come to fight my dad he’s not here. He disappeared about a month ago and hasn’t come back since. I don’t know where he is.” Madison told me.
I shook my head. “I didn’t come here to start anything. I didn’t even mean to come here, I was just wondering around.”
She cocked her head to the side and the expression she was displaying was one of deep thought. “What’s wrong?” She asked after a moment, and if I’m not mistaken I think there was some real concern in her tone.
I took a deep breath. Should I tell her? I mean it doesn’t really matter if she knows. What’s she going to do about it?
“Liza’s two months pregnant.” I finally whispered, voice cracking at the end.
The look on Madison’s face was priceless. Pure shock and surprise.
“Nice going Asher.” She droned sarcastically once she got over the initial shock.
I glowered at her and growled out through clenched teeth “It isn’t mine.”
To say she was beyond shocked was the understatement of the century.
I couldn’t put a word to her expression.
“So she cheated on you?” Madison whispered.
I stiffly nodded.
“Well are you going back to your pack house and facing her or hiding from your problems?” She asked after a few silent minutes.
“I’m not going back for a while.” I answered her stiffly.
“Well you’re welcome to stay with me. I won’t try anything on you, I’ll even be nice.”
Why would she want to help me? Maybe she feels guilty for the stuff she’s put Liza through? But I find that hard to believe since Jason is her dad.
This could all be some master plan.
“C’mon, I won’t bite. And I could really use some company. My dad just abandoned me and I don’t have any real friends.” She persuaded.
So she’s lonely?
If this was all some master plan I just stepped into the trap.
“Liza you have to calm down. He’ll come back.” Becca went on.
I’ve been freaking out ever since Asher left.
Everyone’s tried to calm me down, but the only person who could calm me down is Asher.
And he’s not here.
“What if he doesn’t. What if he’s so disgusted with me that he never comes back because he can’t bare to see my face?” I voiced my fears.
“Ash isn’t disgusted with you! It’s not your fault you’re pregnant, that’s all Jason’s fault.” Becca tried again.
“What if he doesn’t know it’s Jason’s! What if he thought I cheated on him?” My voice broke at the end of the last sentence.
I would run away too if I thought he cheated on me. My heart would be broken.
What if that’s how Asher feels?
“Making up what ifs all day isn’t going to bring him back, there’s nothing you can do so you might as well calm down.” Becca snapped.
I came to an abrupt halt from the rapid pacing I’ve been doing. She’s right.
There’s no point worrying myself to death. Asher will come back when he’s ready to.
“I’m gonna go to bed, see ya later.” I called to Becca as I made my way to my bedroom.
Once I was curled up in bed tears pricked my eyes. I’ll never get to sleep without Asher’s arms around me.
It’s been two weeks since he disappeared. Two lonely, heartbreaking weeks.
“You look like crap.” Jay commented when I walked into the kitchen.
“Gee thanks.” I snapped.
“Sorry Liza.” He apologized quietly, giving me a guilty look.
Why does he feel guilty all of a sudden? He didn’t say anything that bad.
“Is there something you’re not telling me?” I questioned, rising a brow and cocking my head to the side.
“Is it really that obvious?” He said under his breath but I still caught it.
I have him a stern look that told him to spill the beans.
“Okay, Ash in town, he has been for a while but he’s not ready to come back yet.” Jay finally said after a couple seconds of hesitation.
What? Asher’s in town? Why didn’t anyone tell me?
“Where’s he staying?” I whispered. I’m hurt that no one told me.
They probably thought I would take the news badly, or that I’d run out the door and track him down.
But I won’t do that, he needs his space to cool down and when he’s ready he’ll come back.
“Liza, it really doesn’t matt-”
I cut him off, knowing that he wasn’t going to tell me if I asked nicely.
“I’ll ask one more time, where is he staying?” I growled dangerously, glaring at him.
He sank down in his chair in fear and answered
“He’s staying at your old place with Madison.”