Beauties and Beasts

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Chapter 26

Zadie’s POV

John and Serenity had helped me bring the bags to my place of dwelling because I won’t exactly call it a home yet.

They left soon afterwards eager to meet their mates while I was feeling the exact opposite. Dreading seeing him to be exact. I didn’t want to think about my breakdown in the mall but every time I think of him, a wave of guilt washes over me telling me I’ve never been so unfair to someone before but I couldn’t help it.

Slowly arranging the thing sin the closet and on the table, I picked up the letter he wrote and reread it. Luka was really sweet and funny but he didn’t deserve a broken flower like me.

“You’re not a broken flower babe”

“Holy shit” I screamed

“I’m not sure I’m a fan of you cussing.”

“Doesn’t matter. It’s not like you own me or anything”
“Mhmmm”

“How was your trip?”
“Exhausting” I groaned

“Did you get a phone as promised”
“Yeah, I did. It’s an apple product or brand I guess. It was really expensive too”
“Doesn’t matter. My money is yours” he replied

After a while, he spoke up again
“Do you mind if I help you set it up or put away clothes or something. I mean if you’re comfortable with it.”
“I guess. I don’t really mind since I don’t have anything to do.”

“Here ” I said passing him the phone while he was still standing

“You can come sit, it’s still your house.”
“It may be our house but it’s your space and I don’t want to make you uncomfortable again” he said
“It’s alright” I said patting the spot beside me as I sat down on the bed with my legs crossed

He sighed before coming to sit beside me. Not too close but close enough for my comfort.

He brought out the phone from it’s box and switched it on.

(a/n all the steps below may not be accurate because i checked them on the internet and I don’t have a phone so please bear with me)

He created an Apple ID and inserted a pin and fingerprint password. He then proceeded to activate it and sync it with his.

He said something about an ICloud that sounded like absolute gibberish to me then set up the find my phone setting.

“All the boring stuff is done, so you can download every and anything you want.”
“I don’t know how to do any of that” I said slightly embarrassed

“Oh. Um. Sorry. I just thought that maybe .. Forget it so umm do you have anything in mind.”
“Anything with music like unlimited music but City gave me a list of things to download as well.”
He opened an app called the App store and helped me download everything on the list.

He also inserted the sim and everyone’s number that City wrote down on the same piece of paper.

“Uhh. Thanks I guess. For everything actually so yeah” I said when he handed it back to me but I was looking at my lap avoiding his gaze. It was when he didn’t say anything or move I realized he had been staring.

“Luka?”
“Hmm” he hummed

“You can uhh leave now I want to be alone right now”
“You’re closing off again”
“What”
“Never mind. I guess I’ll see you later mate. I’m only a room across and a mind link away, don’t hesitate to ask me for anything.”

“Okay”

With a lingering look and heavy sigh, he left shutting the door behind him.

I finished up with the clothes and put the bags in a corner in the room before taking a shower and changing into a tanktop and shorts.

I crawled unto the bed and inhaled his lingering scent so deep I could almost taste him on my tongue.

Putting on the phone, I decided to explore . He logged his Netflix unto it and even made an e-mail for me storing the password on notes in case I forgot.

I picked up the air pods I got and proceeded to figure out how they worked. They worked with a blue tooth system which is wireless I guess and eventually I got a hang of it.

This app called Apple Music had unlimited music but I was on free trial . I kept scrolling and scrolling through looking for the right genre and I found it.

Normal teenage music which consisted of various artists. I listened to a song called Without me by an artist called Halsey. The first proper music I have listened to by myself in 8 years. What a relief!

The vibe and lyrics hit me deep thinking about my current situation

Gave love ’bout a hundred tries (hundred tries)
Just running from the demons in your mind
Then I took yours and made ’em mine (made ’em mine)
I didn’t notice ’cause my love was blind

Said I’d catch you if you fall (fall)

And if they laugh, then fuck ’em all (all)
And then I got you off your knees

Put you right back on your feet
Just so you can take advantage of me

Tell me how’s it feel sittin’ up there

Feeling so high but too far away to hold me
You know I’m the one who put you up there
Name in the sky
Does it ever get lonely?
Thinking you could live without me
Thinking you could live without me
Baby, I’m the one who put you up there
I don’t know why (yeah, I don’t know why)
Thinking you could live without me

Live without me
Baby, I’m the one who put you up there
I don’t know why, yeah

You don’t have to say just what you did

I already know (I know)
I had to go and find out from them
So tell me how’s it feel (oh-woah)
Tell me how’s it feel sittin’ up there
Feeling so high but too far away to hold me
You know I’m the one who put you up there
Name in the sky
Does it ever get lonely?
Thinking you could live without me
Thinking you could live without me
Baby, I’m the one who put you up there
I don’t know why (yeah, I don’t know why)

A stray tear slipped from my eye on it’s own accord while my heart hammered in my chest. It was too much. The pain, the sorrow, the regret, the sadness and the longing.

I accidentally opened my not so empty contacts only to see a contact saved as ‘Mate ❤’

I clicked on it and decided to text him through another app called Whatsapp.

Now you’re probably wondering why I didn’t just mind link him or go to his room. Simple, I didn’t want to look at his face or let him feel my emotions at their peak because I can’t testify that he can definitely feel it right now. Don’t mistake me, it’s not because he wasn’t handsome actually he was beyond handsome, sexy was the term to use but the mate bond always flexed it’s power and made me feel guilty. I also had too intense urge to bury my nose in his collar bone and discover how his skin tasted on my tongue and mind linking would have to reveal my thoughts to him.

3rd Person’s POV

Zadie thought long and hard about what to text her mate as she listened to Halsey’s lyrics meanwhile Luka was wallowing in self-pity by burying his pain in junk food.

With a milk chocolate bar in his hand and his phone in the other, Luka laid down on his bed shirtless and restlessness endlessly thinking about his mate who was right across the hall but yet so far away.

Even while he was there, her thoughts were faraway so as he put her friend’s contacts unto her phone, he sneakily inserted his own and starred it as an Emergency contact just in case. His memory wasn’t fantastic so he couldn’t cram her own number but waited anxiously to see if she would discover it.

‘Mate’ was the first thing Zadie texted. She couldn’t think of anything else to say and she wanted comfort not through his touch but through his actions

‘Glad you were able to discover this’ he cockily replied

′ It was accidental’ she defended

‘Doesn’t matter. What’s done is done but any particular reason you texted not that I mind. Honest to God I’m bored out of my mind’

‘I think you’re always bored or hungry ’

‘Maybe’

‘What did you do today?’ she texted

‘I had a meeting with Khalil and the guys then proceeded with the planning of the summer ending party’

‘Party??’

‘Yeah’

’Is that , I mean can I like help with that. I like events especially parties and planning is always the best. I don’t want to laze around all day everyday.′

‘Of course, it’s part of your duty as Delta. We work hand in hand’

‘Wait what was your meting about?’ she inquired

He was hoping she wouldn’t ask but it’s inevitable

‘Just boring stuff’

‘Like what?’

‘You know, rogues’

‘So you where talking about my friends and I well more like gossiping’

‘We were definitely not gossiping just laying down some facts we discovered’

‘And you didn’t just ask me’

‘You wouldn’t even hold a physical conversation for long with me not less a semi-interrogation’

‘What did you say about me’

‘Nothing. Ja- I mean there was nothing to say’

‘What did Jared say?’

‘Nothing’

‘I’m not stupid. I can see your mistake’

Damn you phone for not using the auto correct when I needed it

‘You aren’t gonna like it’

‘Try me’

’He thinks you’re a victim of sexual assault that’s why you’re afraid of caving into your feeling and the bond

Luka could see that she had read the message but she wasn’t typing or replying. It was like she froze before cold water was thrown on her and she snapped out of her daze.

‘I’ll see you later ’ she quickly replied before shutting off her phone and letting the lyrics flow through.

He had figured out her secret yet he didn’t change. His attitude or treatment towards her didn’t change

He still treated her like a mate would and not some wilted flower

She couldn’t understand Luka. She had expected more of a reaction but clearly that never happened so what was he really playing at.

Luka felt confused then lost then stupid. She was abused and she retreated back to herself. Jared was right and he was wrong.

She was carrying the burden of guilt and sorrow all by herself. She won’t let him in yet couldn’t she see he didn’t care about her past. He was enthusiastic about the future and not being tormented by a dark past even one as messed up as his.

He really hoped she would talk to him tomorrow and not avoid him like a plague. He wanted to spend as much time with his mate. His sweet Zadie even if it meant taking her to the pack house and introducing her to the pack and letting her plan the end of summer party.


A/N

Later chapters will really explain the role of each leader for those who don’t know

Hope you guys are enjoying it and I bey you’re all anxious to know Zadie’s full story and learn about Rick.

If you noticed, Luka has a messed up past too so any guesses lol oops is that a spoiler lol maybe hehe

Stay tuned for more

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