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Twenty seven

I buried my face in his soft furs. His smell waffled through my nose. His smell is more addicting than coffee. Without noticing I dozed off with his smell surrounding me.

It was hours later I woke up due to the sudden change in the air. Confused I looked around and my jaw hung open in awe. We're surrounded by the large trees which seem to touch the sky. I have never seen a tree that thick, they are thicker than five trees combined and have lush green leaves that hide the top view of the trees from the intruders. I can't see beyond the branches a few feet off the ground because they are completely covered by the leaves.

I gaped at how fairy like this place is. The trees are not only thick but are so close to each other that we are wiggling through them, well my wolf mate is wiggling and I'm gripping his fur tightly so I don't fall off.

I looked up and wasn't completely shocked to see trees are preventing us from seeing beyond leaves, let alone the sky. I grunted in pain when a branch cut the top of my left arm.

Are you okay, little mate? Maverick asked in a concerned voice. I buried my face in his fur to balance out the pain. The branch has cut deeper and my blood is flowing down nonstop.

I'm fine. I gritted out a lie. He didn't say anything after that but he started to walk very carefully. It continued for about an hour or two, he wiggling through the trees and me trying to suppress a cry. I had to tear the lower part of his t-shirt and wrap it tightly around my wound to stop the blood flow.

I let out a relief when he stopped and asked me to climb up a branch. It wasn't hard to climb when the branch is just a hand above from me. I felt around the branch in amazement, it was as broad as a single bed and stronger than any branch I've ever come across. Oh, and it was the smoothest branch ever I've seen.

I tilted my head in confusion when he shifted and crouched down in a squatting position. I won't start on his naked ass as I'm jealous as fuck. He has a nicer ass than mine.

He balled his hand in a fist and punched the tree with a force. I gasped out loud when I heard a shifting sound and in a few seconds the tree opened up a little gate.

Maverick helped me get down the tress as I was too dumbfounded to think straight. "Crawl through this gate. When you get in you'll see wooden stairs leading to the top of the tree. When you reach the top of the stairs you'll find a big brick-like button, push it and the door to the pack will open", I nodded after he finished the instructions.

I crawled through the door and at first, I thought it is going to be a little hard to get on the top due to lack of space but when I got in I realised I had forgotten the tress are exceptionally thick so it provides a lot of space inside. The stairs Maverick was talking about are a spiral staircase which leads to the top. I started climbing up the stairs while looking back and forth. Maverick soon crawled through the little door like panel and pressed the little brick-like the button to close the door. I guess I'll find the similar big button.

I was right when I had said the trees are touching the sky because it took me more than half an hour to get to the top and that too at a fast pace. I looked around for the button Maverick was talking about and to my right leg there was the big button similar to the button below. I pushed the button using a lot of strength and this time a normal-sized wooden door slid open.

For the second time this day my mouth hung open and this time I'm sure it dropped down to my toes.

Magnificent is the only word I can describe this place with. The thick tree branches lay against each other like a thick bed. These people have weaved the thick ropes, like a mat around the branches to fill the gap and make a plain wide open space. The leaves are trimmed to perfection to let the sunlight illuminate the place. The top of the trees are in little distance helps the sunlight through and it seems like they have cut few trees to create a little more distance. The mat-like rope weave goes on for miles like a ground, a wooden ground on the top of the forest.

At a distance are one storeys houses that are on the par with the tip of the tress. They have left a storey distance between the wooden ground and the top of the tress, maybe for the experience of realism, I think? I mean the place looks like a normal pack near the human areas if we ignore the lack of soil.

I looked back at Maverick when I heard the sound of the door sliding close. Maverick placed his hand on my lower back and lead me to the house in the middle. Instead of taking me inside the house, he leads me to the back of the house where his pack members have lit the fire in a big iron pot and are roasting meat on the heat.

All of the members snapped their eyes to us. Under their watchful eyes, we made our way to them. The member who caught my eyes was the rogue I had smelt my mate's smell on that day. She waved at me with a big, goofy smile on her face.

"Welcome to the pack, Luna", they all greeted me together, except one female glaring at me venomously. My smile faltered a little. She curled her lips inwards and snarled at me as if warning me. My mate growled loudly.

"She is your luna and I won't take any disrespect towards her lightly", his growl grumbled against my back and I stop the purr emitting from my chest at the right time. It will be a little fucked up if I purr like feline when he is angry at his pack members.

"Sorry, Alpha", she bowed her head in submission and with another glare at me she ran off and into one of the houses. The male she was sitting close with got up too.

"Sorry about that, Luna. She is a little apprehensive of the strangers, she'll warm up to you though", he explained. I nodded towards him with a nervous smile and he took off after her. They are mates I noticed. They both have the mate mark on their necks.

I looked at others uncomfortably.

"Wanna eat?", the rogue I had an encounter with asked. "Yes, please", I replied and with a look in my mate's direction made my way to her.

"Thank you", I said politely, taking the cooked meat awkwardly from her. I looked at everyone and realised none of them are using any type of cutlery. At least they have chopped the meat in a way we can grip it by the bone.

I watched the members carefully, noticing that there are only a pair of mate in this pack and the pack consist of a total of seven members.

While watching everyone my eyes met my mate who was watching me. He gave me a barely-there smile and my breath hitched. Damn this man, he just has to make my heart tremble. I averted my eyes with a shy smile. I feel like a teenage human, the way they act when their crush caught them staring.

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