I look up from my laptop hearing a shriek, followed by a giggle. A smile form on my lips, at the sight in front of me. A small girl is chased by a boy. Looks tell that they should be siblings with a difference of one or two years. They haven’t care about the hustle and bustle in the airport lounge but running happy and carefree. The girl suddenly runs and hides behind a lady who lifts her up. The boy immediately raises up his hands for his turn and shrieks in surprise when a man lifts him up from behind. A cute family cocooned in their own love.
A sharp pang hits my chest seeing this. Why am I not allowed to have such love. My thoughts drifts to my mom and dad whom I lost at young age. My dad was a doctor in our pack and mam was his assistant in hospital. He was loved and respected by everyone. I still remember that fateful day. I was ten and in my Grade 5. Mom and Dad dropped me to the school before leaving to the clinic. Dad held me peppering kisses all my face. I laughed and pried out of his hold running inside the school. That was the last I saw them. After couple of hours Alpha Jackson himself came to school to pick me up.
He took me to the Luna in the pack house, than to my home. I could not understand why they were very gloomy. I got scared the way Luna looked at me with unshed tears. I could not comprehend when they said that my mom and dad met with an accident. How can mom and dad meet with an accident? It is not possible. I was with the Luna for the next two days. I was afraid to ask anything to them, except to see my mom and dad. Alpha Jackson kindly said that they are still in hospital.
I felt happy when he mentioned hospital, because that is where mom and dad used to be every day. If they are in hospital then they should be OK. When I said this to Alpha Jackson, he smiled at me patting my head. The only person who I can talk free was Alpha’s daughter Olivia. She became my close friend. She was three years younger than me and in her Grade 2. Even though everyone was kind with me, I was getting antsy by the end of second day and asked for my dad and mom again. Luna promised me to take to them next day. Holding to that promise I went to Olivia’s room which I was sharing currently.
But in early morning Alpha and Luna woke me up. She didn’t say a word but made me get ready. She was shedding tears all the time. After my breakfast Alpha took me to his room and made me sat next to him. He slowly told that mom and dad had left the earth to visit the moon goddess. I don't understand how can mom and dad can leave me? And it was blur of events when they were brought to the place where I used to visit grandma and grandpa. But now they are also having a stone with their name.
I sigh when I come back to the present. It will take another 1 hour for my flight. Normally we wolves will avoid the flights as much as possible. We try to cover the travel via cars or trucks. Even if we want to fly, it will be a chartered jet with minimal companions. Even though we are humans, our soul is mixed with our wolves. Our inner wolf will get antsy if we are caged in a closed vehicle above the air, and it may result in unwanted accidents especially when humans are nearby. We are still not known to humans. We live in packs, in the areas close to the forests. Our places will look like posh integrated community, with privileged access. This way we are near to humanity but satisfying our beast selves.
Olivia offered me a private jet, but I wanted to travel in the commercial flight. My wolf also knows the reason and she is ok with that. I know she suffers to the max on each of such journey. I share her pain every time and not sure how long we can survive that.
For a person who always want to stay indoors, I am now travelling to all crowded places as much I can. That includes the reason why I have arrived the airport much earlier. I want to see as much faces as I can who are moving in and out. My and my wolf are just looking for one person. The person who is etched in our mind, heart and soul. The person who suddenly disappeared just like my mom and dad. Ironically the person also disappeared the similar way but instead peppering kisses like my dad, gave me a one long kiss with a promise to see me again.
I want to see him and ask one question. WHY?