‘Are you sure this is such a good idea?’ Lea asked me.
‘I don’t know. But this is my problem. I can’t have more of my pack being killed.’
‘But they want to help. They know the risk and they are completely willing to accept death if that’s what it leads to.’ She spoke in an indifferent tone.
“But that’s exactly what I am trying to prevent!” I yelled, after a second I realized I yelled out loud. Crap.
I was sneaking through the southern part of Red Rose’s pack lands and so far I hadn’t seen anyone. I hadn’t even smelled anyone. Strange. This pack is rumor to be the biggest ever. Where was everyone?
The numbers they had when they attacked was proof enough that the rumor that they had as many pack members and miles of pack lands was accurate to a degree.
Were they hiding their scent? Were they not really as large of a pack as I thought?
I had more questions than answers.
‘Alpha! Our undercover team isn’t responding. They seem to be dead.’ My beta alerted me via mindlink.
‘Who was on the team again?’ I asked, disinterested
’Henry, Mira, Tyler, Mindy, and Jerry.'
'All of them are unresponsive?'
'Only Henry's link is still alive. We believe that Amrey's pack found out and killed them. Since her beta is mates with Henry, he was spared.'
I roared with anger. We have managed to keep the council and other packs believing we are hundreds of thousands strong but we were losing more and more wolves by the day. What was going on!
'Find out what happened. I don't want what you believe. I want what happened. Have the pack doctors found out why so many of my pack have been dying? How can I be strong if no one is scared and working for me?'
'We'll find out ASAP. The docs haven't found anything, everyone seems to be dying of old age. Even the pups.'
'Find out what's happening!'
"Dumbasses. Can't even do their jobs!" I yelled.
I looked around my office. A couple of rogues lay dead on the floor. They refused to do my bidding and wouldn't join my pack. Death was the only option. So I ripped them apart. Blood was everywhere. Hmm.
"Clara!" I yelled for one of the omegas.
"It's Clarice, Alpha." She dared correct me.
"I don't give a shit! Don't back talk me!"
"I'm your mate! I'll do what I please!" She yelled at me.
"I. Don't. Give. A. Shit! Clean up this mess."
"You're such a child." She muttered as she pulled in her cleaning cart. I think she kept it outside my office since I have her clean all the time in here.
"Keep it up and you'll join the mess you're cleaning."
"You're an asshole and a mean son of a bitch but not even you would kill your mate."
"I thought I did. Too bad you survived the fire..."
I felt her pain through the pack link. She was remembering the death of her mother who'd died in the fire I had my beta set when I found out that she was my mate. She was only a few weeks old then. And it was a few weeks after I'd rejected Amery.
After a about half an hour, she finished cleaning and left.