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Twenty five

He took a step towards me as I took a step back. He took one step forward and I took one step backwards. We continued until my back hit the tree. I didn't let him corner me though, I sidestepped and as I took a step back, he lunged at me, bringing me in his arms. He lowered his head, nose burying in the crook of my neck, inhaling my scent.

I let him took a moment or two to himself. He sighed softly onto my neck. I stroked his arms to calm him.

"I'm from the Windcrest Pack", he breathed out. He stopped himself for a minute to let me process his word. When I did, I opened my mouth and closed it right back. I must look like fish out of water who is struggling to breathe.

"I've never heard of it before?", I said, confused. Even though I haven't visited all the packs, I know the names, even the packs that are destroyed by my mate or the pack that was once existed. But Windcrest Pack? I've never heard of it before.

He growled lowly, anger radiated from his body. I hugged his back, petting his back to calm his anger. It didn't vanish but to some extent, his anger subsided.

"Because it was wiped off of the face of the earth", he growled, his body shook and he has that far away look in his eyes as if he is reliving some bad memories.

"Why?", I held him right against me, proving him the strength he may need at this moment. He is finally ready to tell me about his past and I don't want to overwhelm him with memories of his past.

He pulled both of us down, his face still buried in the hollow of my neck and my arms wrapped around his overly large body as he started telling me his story...

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(Maverick's POV, 22 years ago, age 6)

I ran through the hallways of the top floor of the packhouse, where the Alpha family resides. I stopped, listening for any sound. I'm to be an Alpha when I get old and as a soon to be Alpha I have to be aware of my surrounding. I straighten my back, puffed my chest out and strolled towards my sister's room when I confirmed there is no possible danger around. Elena, my sister is two years older than me and I love her to wits. I stopped in from of her door.

I didn't knock on the room, simply strolled into her room as if I own it. It may not be mine yet but I am to become an Alpha one day and I'll be the owner of the pack, along with her too. We both have equal rights on the pack so what I own will be hers too and what she owns will be mine too.

"Hey, lil brother", I whined when she struck my confidence with her silly name. How will I earn the respect of the pack if my sis calls me little? I huffed, puffing my cheeks, annoyed that she always embarrasses me like this.

"Aww is my baby brother angry I called him little?", she giggled as she poked my cheeks. I frowned at her but climbed her bed, sitting beside her.

"What do you need?", she huffed when she realised I'm offended and I'm very much angry at her and I will give her silent treatment.

"Rick", she poked my side. I ignored her and started at her princess themed wall with a pout. She giggled and rushed to her cabinet. I peeked a little to see what she is doing but turned my head back to the wall when she turned to look at me. Still giggling she bounced back to me, hiding something behind her back.

"So, I guess you won't be eating these delicious cookies mummy has baked today", the delicious smell of chocolate cookie drifted into my nose. I squealed in excitement but remembered as an Alpha I have to be composed. I coughed and straightened my back.

"Give me those", I demanded placed my hands out. She giggled and shook her head.

"First say you're not angry at me anymore", she waited for me to say the word.

"I'm not angry at you anymore", I said without hesitation. Anything for the delicious cookies mum makes. Just as I drowned my hand into the jar of cookies, eager to snatch as much as I can, I heard screams. Startled by the sudden sound, we both jumped back, causing the cookie jar to slip through her hands and shatter to the ground.

"What is that?", Elena whimpered in fear. Seeing my sister shaking like a leaf made me angry. M

"You stay here. I'll go check what is going on and lock the door after I left", I said remembering what dad has taught us to do in this situation. He has told us to run into his office and leave the pack lands through the secret passage but I had to see what is going on. If there is a danger then I'll take Elena and we both will run away.

With that thought, I stepped into the hallways. The screams got louder as I walked down the stairs. Hiding behind a corner I peeked to see what is going on.

I threw my hand on my mouth as I watch everyone in the packhouse fight with lots of wolves. I heard a few growls coming from upstairs.

Oh, no. I had forgotten there are stairs on both sides of the house. I turned back and run back upstairs. I had to protect Elena before bad guys get to her and we will run away.

As I run upstairs I heard the scream of sister. Tears prickled my eyes and I increased my pace. I shouldn't have left her there. We should have run away but because of my doubt they got her and they'll hurt her.

Choking through tears I rushed to her room, hoping she is safely hiding in her room. But the hope vanished when I saw the broken door of her bedroom. I don't know what is happening but there is a lot's of blood and the dead body of the pack members. Whoever these people are they are in large numbers and they're here to kill everyone.

I barged into the room only to frozen on my feet. In the room was not only my sister but my mother too. There is a man with his pee-pee in his mother's mouth. Ewww, disgusting. My mother is crying, struggling to break free as the man behind her is pushing and pulling his pee-pee into her.

Elena is held down by two men, who are helping her legs spread in a straight line, while the third one is doing the same with her, pushing and pulling his pee-pee in and out of Elena.

I roared in anger. I had promised to protect her till my last breath and that's is exactly what I will do.

I run towards the three men who are hurting my sister. I bit down on the shoulder of the man who is in the middle. I sank my teeth in his shoulder with full force. The taste of blood flooded in my mouth but my hold didn't waver. He growled loudly at me in anger.

As my front body was pressed against his arms he struck my back with his claws, slicing my whole back open. The cut was deep and long and I know I wouldn't survive it so enduring the pain I held onto my hold on his shoulder. My body was giving away, my eyes are starting to drag me to the darkness and I had to fight to stay awake.

I screamed when he cut me open from the side. I was bleeding heavily and the pain was intolerable. I fell to the ground losing consciousness with each passing second. I whimpered in pain and helplessness as I watched more and more Alphas from other packs piling, taking turns to hurt my mother.

One side I was glad my sister is getting abused by only one man but the other side was crying for the pain my mother is enduring. The laugh of the Alphas filled in the air as they took amusement in hurting my mom.

I crawled towards the man who is assaulting my sister, fighting with all I had in me to get close to him. I managed to shift an inch or two which was useless, they're good five steps far from my reach.

I watched in horror as my sis turned to me, eyes pleading for me to rescue. Bit by bit she lost hope right in front of me, bit by bit her eyes lost the life in them until she looked right into my eyes with her lifeless eye. I was disgusted to see the man didn't let her go even after she died, he keeps assaulting her dead body with a laugh.

I sobbed when I felt an agonising pain in my chest, the pain of loss and I knew in an instant that she has given up completely. I had a mom to fight for, her screams begging me to save her from these monsters but I had already lost hope. I gave in to the death and the last thing I saw before the darkness surrounded me was one of the men slashing her neck open.

(Flashback over).

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That was so horrible that I was crying while writing this. Comment what you guys think about the chapter.

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