What do I do?
I paced around the living room, silently panicking as everyone made their way back.
How am I going to tell her?
What did I do?
I faintly heard people talking happily but that did nothing to ease my nerves.
“Stop freaking out. You did what you had to do. Our plan worked.” Ava told me, placing a soothing hand on my shoulder.
I instantly calmed at her touch. She’s right. I did what I had to do to make her happy.
Suddenly Liza barged through the door, frantically looking around.
“Where’s my mom?” She demanded, worry clear in her voice.
“She’s safe in your room. But I need to talk to you, can you sit down please?” I replied, sitting down next to Ava on the couch.
“Can’t this wait?” Liza asked, her tone now frustrated.
I shook my head and gestured for her to sit down on the couch across from me.
She gave me a suspicious look but did as she was told.
I took a deep breath before saying the words that would change her life forever.
“Asher is dead.”
Liza looked at me, wide eyed, as the colour drained from her face.
“That’s not funny.” She suddenly yelled, getting up from the couch and walking over to me.
“I’m not lying. He was shot, right in the heart. We were getting your mom and Dave was there and he shot. I killed him but it was too late.” I explained, placing a comforting hand on her shoulder.
She shook her head in denial, but froze when she took in my appearance. I was covered in blood.
“Take me to him.” She ordered, her voice cracking and her whole body shaking.
I gave her a confused look but her hands were glowing so I knew not to mess with her. I’m one wrong word from getting her energy to the face.
I silently walked up to Asher’s room, Liza following close behind.
I took him there because I didn’t want to leave him behind, and I didn’t know what to do with him.
When she saw him a sob escaped her throat and she rushed to the beside knelt down beside it.
“It’s okay. I can bring him back to life like I did when I accidentally killed that man when we were brought to the castle for a fight.” She whispered, more to herself than me.
I watched as she tried to revive him, her power sinking into him to no avail. He’s been gone for too long, it’s not going to work.
“He’s been gone for an hour Liza. This isn’t going to work.” I voiced my thoughts.
“He can’t leave me!” She screamed, again attempting to bring him back to life.
I couldn’t take watching it anymore so I went back down to the living room. I need my mate right now, the sight of Liza losing her mate scared me. I don’t want that to happen to me again.
“I still don’t understand why we had to do all of this. Couldn’t we just ask him to give up his spot as Alpha?” I asked Ava. This was a question I asked a lot, and she always said the same thing.
“We needed him out of the picture, forever. This is the strongest pack in the country, no one would let the heir give up his position. He had to die.”
I sighed, she’s right.
“It’s our time to rule. You’re Alpha now that Asher’s dead, and I’m the Luna.” She stated proudly.
I smiled down at my beautiful mate. She’s a genius for coming up with the plan to have Dave take Liza’s mom.
All she had to do was offer him the position of Beta and he agreed. He didn’t actually want revenge, he just wanted power.
All this planning finally payed off. My mate wanted to be the Luna and I made sure she got that.
I’d do anything for her.
“I love you.” She told me, leaning up to give me a kiss.
“I love you too.” I replied when the kiss ended.
“I’m so sorry Liza.” I said, trying my best to hold back my tears.
He’s never coming back.
He was one of my best friends, I loved him like a brother and now he’s gone.
Poor Liza, now that I have Garrett I know just how important a mate is, and Liza just lost hers. I don’t even want to imagine what that must feel like.
“What am I going to do?” She sobbed.
I shook my head, it didn’t matter what I said to her. Nothing was going to fix this. Nothing was going to make her feel better.
“I felt it Becca.” She whispered.
I gave her a confused look, felt what?
“I felt pain in my chest, like I’d been shot. But when I looked down I was fine. I felt it and I knew something was wrong. I could’ve saved him!” She cried.
I pulled her in for a hug, “There’s no way you could’ve know that the pain you felt was something happening to Asher. You couldn’t have saved him. Don’t you dare blame yourself.”
That didn’t stop her from crying and feeling guilty.
Then suddenly the crying stopped and she pulled out of our hug, looking at me with the most serious face I’ve ever seen.
“I want to be with Asher. I want to die.”
I was chilled to the bone at her words. I can’t let her hurt herself. I can’t lose my other best friend. I know that’s selfish, she just lost her mate but I can’t lose her.
“You’re going to get through this, I promise. Jay lost his mate and he was fine, he even found another one.” I told her, trying to say whatever I could to pull her away from a dangerous ledge.
“I don’t want another mate I want Asher. I just got him back, why’d he have to leave me again?”
Tears silently ran down her cheeks and it broke my heart. I want her to be happy, I wish I could do something to make her smile.
Suddenly, Liza stood up, screamed, and shot so much energy out of her hands that it put a huge hole in her bedroom wall.
I rushed to her side when I saw her eyes roll to the back of her head and her knees buckle.
She was dead weight as I gently placed her on her bed, completely knocked out from using so much energy.
I decided to wait in her room for her to wake up, so the first thing she would see is a familiar face.
Hours passed and I grew increasingly worried. She should’ve woken up by now.
I quickly got Jay and brought him back to her room to get his opinion on what to do, since he is the Alpha now.
He pressed two fingers to her neck, checking for a pulse, and a look of concern took over his face.
“She’s not dead, but her pulse is weak. I think we should call the doctor.” He finally said.
Ten minutes later the doctor showed up and immediately brought her to the hospital.
The combination of Liza’s lack of will to live, and the amount of energy she used caused her to fall into a coma.
She wasn’t brain dead, so there was a chance she’d wake up, but the doctor wasn’t hopeful. He said it was up to her if she wanted to wake up or not.
That scared me the most. She doesn’t want to wake up.
In one day I lost both of my best friends.