Child Of The Moon

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Chapter Five: No One Can Resist The Bond

I woke up with a start. My breathing was fast, my heart was pounding. The smell of blood and death still lingered in my nose.

"Luna," said a kind voice.

I turned my head in the direction of the voice. A small woman stood by my side, her kind green eyes watched me in worry.

"Where am I?" I asked groggily, putting a hand to my head when I tried to sit up only to be attacked by a huge rush of vertigo.

The woman put her hand on my shoulder and gently pushed me back down of the surprisingly soft bed.

"You fainted in class. Everyone was so worried. Alpha Allen will be here soon. Please lay down and be very still, Luna, you're still very weak from fainting."

"How long have I been out?" I asked, looking up at her.

She tilted her head to the side. "Not long. Maybe four to five minutes."

I sighed and studied the nurse. She was very beautiful. She had brunette hair that was tied away from her heart shaped face in a tight bun. She had amazing emerald eyes that radiated warmth and tranquility. She was tall. I'd say she seemed to be about 5'9 maybe 5'10.

She handed me a pill and a small cup of water.

"Here, this will help with the dizziness."

As soon as I had taken the pill, Marc rushed in. His eyes immediately landed on me and my Wolf stirred at how close to the surface his Wolf was.

"Tanaya," he said in that deep, sensual voice that made me shiver involuntarily. "Are you okay? What the hell happened?

My Wolf, who was silent at first, began to purr. She liked the fact that he was worried about us. She was swelling in pride at the strength and power he radiated.

"I'm not sure exactly," I admitted, frowning slightly. "One minute I was listening to the teacher talk about an old war between Wolves and Hunters and the next..."

I wanted to tell Marc about the visions, but something held me back.

And then I could suddenly hear Selene's voice.

Not yet, young one, she said. It is not safe.

Her voice was so clear, it was like she'd whispered it into my ear.

Marc seemed to take my silence as a side effect for my illness. His frown deepened and he looked over at the pretty nurse who was looking at me oddly.

"What do you suggest, Rosaleen?"

"Rest. I think perhaps the Luna's body may be in shock. A few days ago she thought she was a normal human being and now suddenly here she is, sucked into a world of Wolves. A world where she is to be our Luna. It's only natural that her mind and body be strained to say the least."

Marc looked at me the entire time, not once taking his darker than night eyes off of me.

He finally came to me and scooped me up in his arms. I opened my mouth to protest, but the look he gave me shut me up.

"Thank you for taking care of my Mate, Rosaleen," he thanked her.

She bowed, baring her neck in submission to both of us.

"It was my pleasure to take care of the Luna, Alpha Allen."

Marc nodded once and began walking.

At first I thought he was taking me back to my room, but walked past the girls' dorms. I blinked in confusion. As we walked even further, past the boys dorms and through a set of large oak double doors I had never seen before.

There were men everywhere, all of them tall and handsome with bodies like Adonis.

Marc growled when I looked at them, so I focused my attention on him.

"Where are we going?" I asked.

"Our room," he answered shortly.

My mouth dropped open at the sound of that. I dimly recalled that yesterday Marc said I would be moving into his room today.

"I thought boys and girls weren't allowed to share rooms," I spoke up.

"It's different with Mates," was all Marc said. I got the feeling he was mad about something.

We finally reached the end of the hall. Marc shifted, holding me with one arm and opening the door with his free hand.

Once we were inside, Marc set me down gently on the bed while I looked around his room in awe. His room was enormous. It was way bigger than mine. The color scheme of the room was gold and white.

"Do you like it?" he asked.

When I turned to look at him, his eyes were on me. They were back to their normal shade of hazel.

I nodded once. "It's beautiful, but..." I trailed off.

"But?"

"Isn't it kind of weird for us to be sharing a room together when we just met?"

"I know it must be odd for you because you grew up as a human, but me? I've been dreaming of meeting my Mate all my life. I want you at my side twenty-four hours a day, three hundred sixty five days a year for the rest of my life."

The look on his face was so earnest that I felt my breath catch.

"Besides, I didn't get any sleep last night. Now that I've seen you, now that I've been in your presence, sleeping without you next to me is impossible."

I smiled softly and reclined against the soft pillows of the king sized bed.

"Do you need anything?" he asked.

"No, I'm fine," I assured him, looking up at the ceiling.

To my surprise, when I looked up at the ceiling, I was met with my own reflection.

My eyes widened and I sat up quickly, my eyes immediately seeking out Marc.

His hazel eyes were shining with amusement, his lips twitching as he fought a smile.

"Why is there a mirror on the ceiling?"

"I think you know the answer to that, love," was his smooth reply.

"You might as well just remove the mirror now," I said after a few seconds of unattractive sputtering. "You're never going to get to enjoy it."

He tilted his head, his eyes darkening and his voice deepening.

"The mirror is more for your enjoyment than mine. I want you to see the look on your face when I'm touching you, when I'm inside you, when I make you c-"

"I'm just gonna stop you right there," I interjected, my face was on fire. My Wolf, however, was yelping in excitement. "Don't get your hopes up about doing...any of that. Not with me."

"It's going to happen, Tanaya," Marc said, his voice carried a note of finality. "No one can resist the bond."er 20th. That's two days people!

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