“She saw you? What do you mean she saw you?” Marcus’s voice boomed through the entire office, anger rising in his eyes.
“Will you please lower your voice, I don’t want every single one in this house to find out about this,” I calmly pleaded.
I really didn’t want anyone else besides Marcus to know about that, because I knew that if they would find out, they would kill her in an instant, considering her a threat to their existence.
“Are you sure she saw you?” He then asked yet again, this time lowering his voice.
“Yes, I am sure. She was right in front of me, “I calmly replied, remembering the paralyzing fear in her emerald eyes when she saw my wolf.
“Then why didn’t you kill her? You know the drill, whoever sees us, doesn’t get a second chance to live,” He stared back at me, obviously confused.
“I know...But I couldn’t. I can’t do it. I can’t kill her...
I just can’t. Not even my wolf could do it...” I quietly muttered, lowering my gaze.
I really couldn’t do it. The look in her eyes triggered something in me, something that I couldn’t even explain, not even to myself. Even my wolf wanted her alive, wanted her safe.
“Where is she now?” He then asked.
“She’s in my room, locked and safe.” I quickly replied.
“Ok...Then what do you want to do next?” He asked, crossing his arms, staring at me rather worried than angry.
I knew that he would understand me, that’s why I even told him in the first place.
Besides being the alpha and I his beta, we were friends, best friends.
And despite the fact that I was under his command, he never treated me like that. He always let me take my own decisions, whether it was a matter of life and death or a simple task.
“I will keep her with me, for now. I want to protect her.” I firmly stated, earning a nod from him.
“Good. But there’s only one thing. I want you to keep her mouth shut and make sure she remains the only one who knows. I don’t want Kara to know anything about this.” He requested, earning a nod from me.
I then turned around and walked away, exiting his office, hurrying back to my room.
I walked as fast as I could, trying to get back to her as soon as possible and quickly unlocked the door and got in, locking it behind me.
There she was, lying on my bed, just the way I left her, still sleeping, looking unbelievably beautiful. Her silky light brown hair was sprawled across her cheek, covering those soft features, making my fingers twitch to touch her and gently remove it.
I slowly took a step, trying to move closer, but suddenly stopped in my tracks, ultimately noticing her slow movement as she was slowly waking up.
I stood there and watched her, while she slowly got up into a sitting position, but as soon as those emerald green eyes met mine, once again, she froze in fear.
The darkness was slowly fading away, sending me back to reality and I slowly stretched my limbs, feeling the soft fabric beneath me.
I then slowly opened my eyes, and found myself looking around a very unfamiliar room.
What the...I mentally muttered, looking at the fancy furniture around me, then at the king-size bed I was lying in. Immaculate white satin sheets were caressing my skin as I slowly got up to a sitting position, in order to get a better view of my surroundings.
And then I saw him, staring right back at me, at the egde of the bed. My eyes widened in fear and my heart started pounding once again, remembering that horrifying moment in the forest.
I pulled the covers over my chest, hugging them tightly, feeling the tears already making their way down my cheeks.
“W-why d-did you b-bring me in h-here? T-to kill me?” I stuttered, unable to control my shaking voice.
He sighed, looking rather sad, then tried to take a step towards me, causing me to jump in fear, my body now trembling uncontrollably.
“D-don’t come near me, p-please!” I barely managed to speak, still shaking wildly.
“Please, you have to understand-” He tried to speak, but I quickly cut him off.
“Understand what? That you’re a monster?” I spat, glaring at him.
His eyes suddenly turned pitch black and he took a step closer, causing my heart to skip a beat and slam ever harder against my ribcage, a loud scream escaping my lips once again, right before I jumped out of that bed and ran straight towards the door, trying to open it, only to discover it was actually locked.
I started slamming my hands against the door, hoping maybe someone will hear me and come rescue me.
“Please, help me! Help me!” I screamed from the top of my lungs, desperately praying for someone to hear me.
“Please, stop screaming,” He gently asked, causing me to turn my head to the side and look at him.
“Why? Why did you do this? What do you want from me?” I whispered between my tears.
He continued to stand there, staring at me like I were a lunatic.
“Please let me go, I promise I won’t tell anyone what I saw, please!” I begged, hoping he will have mercy and let me go.
“I can’t.” He quickly replied, lowering his gaze down.
“Why?” I asked, suddenly feeling my legs go weak and slid against the door, falling on my knees.
“I can’t. I can’t let you go. Not anymore.” He stated, causing me to slam my forehead against the door, crying even harder.
I then sat there in silence, crying for what felt like hours, until I felt simply drained and let the darkness take over once again.