Chapter 31: Crashing The Ceremony
We were hiding in the shadows thanks to Leila's potion to hide our scent and we were waiting the right moment to strike. Leila teleported back to us and she said to me.
"You'll be pleased to hear that Amelia is back to normal."
I smiled when Leila told me this and then she continued.
"However, Zara will be at that courtyard. I'll distract her while you guys get in there and crash that ceremony."
"Sounds good to me, what's the signal?"
"Strike when you see Amelia and Xaldin together."
I spoke with a smile and then Leila disappeared from our sight. We hid in the shadows and there were a lot of guards near the gates until they both collapsed. Leila emerged from the shadows and then she shouted at Zara who was standing on top of the wall.
"Hello Zara, missed me?"
"You! how the hell did you get in here?!"
"I'm a sorceress too remember? or did you forget like how you made my mother forget about my Grandparents after Scott tried to kill my Grandfather?!"
"You filthy half breed!! you have no right to mention his name in my presence!!"
Zara charged at Leila and then we watched the two of them disappear from our sights.
"Sheesh, Zara really hates Leila doesn't she?" I asked Midnight.
"Yeah, I know. It's also another reason why we don't get involved with their catfights."
"Come on! we're wasting time!"
Axel told us before we headed into the castle to stop the ceremony.
"Miss Amelia, it's time to go."
Lucy told me after coming into my room. I took a deep breath and I thought to myself.
'Calm down Amelia, you're going to be okay. Dominic is coming to save you. Just act like you're still in love with that Devil and you'll be fine.'
I thought to myself before following Lucy and Angelica to the courtyard where the ceremony was taking place. The werewolves and Vampires along with their leaders were there to watch. I smiled at Xaldin and he smiled back when he saw me wearing the dress that I picked. I stood next to him and then he held both hands.
"You look beautiful. I can see why you want to keep this as a surprise for me."
"I'm glad you like it," I spoke with a smile before he kissed the back of my hand.
The priest smiled at us and then he spoke up.
"We're gathered here today to celebrate this couple, King Xaldin and Amelia Saumoux, for becoming mates. In order to welcome Amelia into the horde, she must swear to the oath as she remains by King Xaldin's side. Amelia, do you swear to remain by King Xaldin's side for as long as you live?"
"Do you also swear to take care of the horde and this realm as his equal?"
"And finally, do you swear to love and care for King Xaldin?"
I spoke while smiling lovingly at him. The priest nodded his head in approval.
"And now, we will begin with the blood ritual."
I was surprised by this and I asked him.
"Wait, blood ritual? you're gonna kill me?!"
"Relax, it's not like that. The way how it works is that we bind bond by a blood ritual by cutting our hands and mixing them together. It's like how the werewolves welcome their new pack members, right Damien?"
Alpha Damien nodded his head and then I sighed in relief. As we waited for the priest to get ready, I spotted a familiar face from the corner of my eye and it's Midnight. He pressed his finger on his lips and I knew what I had to do.
Xaldin cut the palm of his hand with a ritual dagger and then he hands it over to me.
"It's okay, there's nothing to be frightened about," Xaldin spoke with a smile.
I took the dagger and I was about to cut my hand but then I looked at Xaldin and I said to him.
"Sorry, I can't do this."
Xaldin looked at me surprised before I stabbed him in the stomach. Xaldin grunted in pain and I smirked at him.
"I know everything you lier!! you made me drink a potion and made me hate my true mate just so that I can become yours!"
We heard a few gasps from the others and then Xaldin said to me.
"What?! but, how did you snap out of it?! I thought-"
I turned to the side and then Dominic charged towards me. I smiled at him and I shouted.
I was about run over to him but, Xaldin grabbed me. He held me close to his chest with his arm around my neck. He growled at Dominic and he said to him.
"I don't know how you or your little friends got here but, I will not allow you to take what belongs to me!"
"Give Amelia back! don't get her involved in your madness!"
"It's too late for that now! ceremony or not, I will make her mine!"
"Let her go!"
"If you want her, come and get her!"
Xaldin spoke with a smirk before shifting into his dragon form. I gasped in fear when I saw his dragon form and they weren't kidding when they said he was known as the Devil. He has dark red scales and golden eyes that look like they can look into your soul. Xaldin growled before he grabbed me with his talons.
"Ahh!! no! let me go!!"
"Let go of her!!" Dominic charged at him but, the werewolves blocked him.
Xaldin growled and then he opened his wings and then he took off into the sky.
I watched Xaldin take Amelia away from me in his dragon form. I growled angrily and then Axel shifted into his dragon form and he used his tail to swipe the werewolves and send them flying.
"Go after them! we've got things under control here!"
I nodded my head after Axel mind linked me. I shifted into my dragon form and then I chased after them in the sky.
I struggled to break free from Xaldin's grip but, he wasn't letting me go. Xaldin flew through the sky and then we got to an abandoned building where there is a tower. I hit Xaldin's talons but, he wasn't letting me go until we got to the tower. He landed on the edge and then he tossed me onto the ground. I scrambled away from him and then Xaldin shifted into his human form.
"Get away from me!" I shouted at him but, Xaldin grabbed both of my wrists.
"No, you're mine Amelia and no one else's! Dominic will never have you!"
I tried to break free but, he was too strong. Xaldin pinned me down onto the ground and he got top of me.
"That cursed King always gets what he wants but, he won't be able to get you and the one thing that's precious to you."
"What do you...?" I was confused for a moment until I realise what he meant.
"No! get off me!! Help! Dominic!!"
I shouted as Xaldin held down both of my wrists with one hand while the other moved my skirt upwards.
Xaldin shouted after slapping me. Tears spilt out of my eyes as Xaldin rubbed his hand in between my legs. I screamed and shouted for Dominic.
"Please! stop it! help! Dominic!!"
Suddenly, I heard a familiar growl and then Xaldin was pulled off of me. I crawled back from him and when I looked who pulled Xaldin off me, it was Adam. He hissed at Xaldin and he shouted.
"I knew you were a sneaky Devil, Xaldin! you've gone too far this time!!"
Adam punched Xaldin in the face and then he shoved him off the edge. I was shocked by this and then I pressed my back against the wall in fear. Adam looked at me and asked me.
"Are you all right?"
"Stay back! don't come any closer!"
"It's okay, calm down, I'm not going to hurt you. I'm only here to help!"
"How do I know that you're not going to hurt me?!"
"Because I knew from the moment I met you something was wrong!"
"What...?" I asked in a surprised tone.
"I may be centuries old but, I can sense a person's soul. You may have looked like you were in love with Xaldin but, I was able to sense that you were under some kind of spell."
"If you knew something was wrong then why didn't you say anything to me?"
"How could I? you were being tricked by Xaldin and you wouldn't have believed me. I don't know how you were able to snap out of it, but, I knew that he was going to pull a stunt like this so I followed after you."
"Thank you, Adam."
I told him before I hugged him. Adam hugged me back and he said to me.
"Not at all, my dear. Xaldin should have known by now to not to mess with someone else's mate."
I pulled away from him and then we heard a very angry roar from below. I gasped in fear and then Adam pulled me behind him before we saw Xaldin in his dragon form again. He growled at Adam and then he shouted through the mind link.
"Adam you traitor! I'll burn you alive!!"
Adam shouted before I made a run for it. However, I didn't get very far when two werewolf guards appeared.
"You can't run, you're mine!!"
Suddenly, Scorch appeared and then he bites Xaldin's neck and then they got into a fight. I smiled at Dominic and then Adam said to me.
"Amelia, it's not safe here. When you see an opening, make a run for it."
I nodded my head and then Adam used his vampire powers to pin the werewolves against the wall. Once the pathway was clear I ran down the steps. Once I got out of the building I was about to make a run for it but, Dominic and Xaldin landed onto the ground. They were biting and clawing at one another. There was no way I was going to get passed them without being squashed by these guys.