The Ghost of an Alpha (rough draft)

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Chapter 6

I wasn't sure whether to laugh at her or stare at her. "You can't be serious, there's no reason why he would want me. I'm sure there are far better Lunas to capture, what could he accomplish with me?"

"I don't know, that's why it's a rumor, I don't know what's true or not. But even still, don't disregard the idea entirely. You are a far better Luna than you realize."

I looked away from Cathy and poked at a dumpling. None of this made any kind of sense. As much as I would think to believe it complete nonsense, Cathy is right, I can't just disregard the idea. Even though, I don't understand why I am important enough to cause such a war, I am 100 percent sure that these aren't just rumors though because this is the exact kind of thing Alex would hide from me for as long as he was capable of. I cursed myself, knowing that if I had waited on Alex to explain, I wouldn't be wanting to rush to his office right now. I won't do that, only because I would never put Cathy on the recieving end of my Alpha's anger. Though the good thing about this is I have more time to think about what to do. The rogues have never wanted to do more than slaughter innocent people, never once have they went after a specific target. So why me? And another thought is, what would they want with me if they had me. I was terribly afraid of that answer.

It took everything in me to remain calm for the next 15 minutes, chit chatting with Cathy about the clearing and she didn't have any ideas of how to help me remember either. After I finished I excused myself as quickly and as politely as possible claiming I needed to finish my work, but once I reached the stair case I ran outside and took a walk through the garden. I sat on a bench next to a fountain facing away from the pack house, and tried to wrap my head around my own thoughts. The sound of the water of the three tiered fountain slowly helping to ease my sanity. I knew I was slowly losing it. I tried to focus on anything other than my thoughts. I looked at the sun flowers and roses that Alex spread throughout the garden. Though to my left, a purple flower bush caught my attention for a split second. I loved lilacs, but when I looked at them my head instantly throbbed. I couldn't concentrate on anything, the garden and it's beauty usually helped but not this time. I wasn't sure if I wanted to be left alone, or have someone hold me while I cried. I didn't know what to do. What the hell was happening to me!?

All of a sudden, I heard a voice speak softly to my right, if I wasn't a werewolf, I would not have heard it, "I'm sorry I should have told you."

I blinked back more tears and looked up to a solemn expression on my mate's face. The garden behind him seemed to come in more clearly, as I saw all of the different color variations of the roses and sunflowers. Alex had literally dedicated the whole right side of the garden to me.

"I felt your wolf in distress and I figured you must have heard something," Alex explained. He sat down next to me on the bench as he said, "Sorry, I-I just didn't know what to say to you, I want to protect you, and I wanted a plan before we discussed it. I didn't want you to panic."

"Oh, so what's your plan, Alex! Who knows how many rogues there are! Do you even know when they will attack?!"

He looked taken aback at my sudden outburst then put his head in his hands, "I don't know how many there are, that's what Seth was sent to figure out. I don't know when they are going to attack though in the letter they said in about a week. My only plan is to keep you and the baby safe, I don't know why they want you. I sent for Alpha Wesley and Alpha Michael, Alpha Michael said they completely side stepped his territory. Alpha Michael will be here in two days and Alpha Wesley should be here any second now."

"How long has it been since he sent the letter?" I questioned.

"The day before you woke up is when I received it."

He gave me a minute to collect my thoughts. By this time, I was standing straight up. Alex reached for me and I let him grab me and guide me to his lap. He held me there, the bond helping to calm us both down. Finally after a few long moments I spoke up, "Why were they looking for me before I became Luna?"

"I have no idea," he replied, "but I am going to figure it out." He looked determined but something else was written in his expression. Almost like he was trying to memorize this moment, like, he wanted to remember every plane and angle of my face until his very last breath. It was like what we had could be taken away at any moment. It's temporary I thought. Why would that word come to mind? No, mate bonds are forever. I watched his eyes glaze over. Then he stared wide eyed in shock. "No," he breathed out, not even as loud as a whisper.

"What is it?" I asked, after everything I can't take anymore secrets.

He looked at me and hesitated for what felt like forever, but even forever wasn't enough time to prepare me for what he was going to say. "They're here." And judging by his expression I just knew he wasn't talking about Wesley.

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