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Chapter twenty three - Pledges

*Kiara's POV*

I and Diane just made up. Heaven knows I'm still a bit weary around her. It's weird you know, making up with someone that fast but I guess when someone is connected to your wolf, it's that easy. Just like the mate bond only a bit different but something within me doesn't still trust her completely. Besides, this occasion must be treated with respect. Speaking of the occasion, I haven't really been paying attention.

"What's going on?" I asked Diane.

"Well, Kenneth's speech is over so, I guess it's time for the Chief Councillor to hand over to Calvin." She replied.

"Who's the Chief Councillor?"

"Like, there's this council that controls everything concerning the wolves and every 10 years, a new Chief comes up. I heard that they're all super mean assholes."

I couldn't help but laugh at her comment but I had to bend my head and cover my mouth to do so. I continued paying attention to the ceremony on ground until I saw a small smirk playing about Kenneth's face.

The Chief was about to officially announce Calvin as the new Alpha until someone (possibly from the council) whispered in his ear and he stopped.

"There will be no handing over today." He said.

Loud whispers and gasps were heard among the crowd. I had to know exactly what happened. I stood up and walked towards Calvin.

"Kiara, wait." Diane whispered to me.

I gave her no reply. I simply continued until I got to Calvin.

"What happened?" I asked him.

"I don't know, I'm really confused. I don't know why we stopped the ceremony."

I looked to Kenneth who was obviously feigning surprise. I walked towards him with anger visible in my eyes.

"What did you do?" I seethed, my eyes changing colour moving back and forth from my normal eye colour and my wolf eye colour.

"I did nothing." He replied.

I walked towards the Chief and tried to calm myself down before I spoke.

"What is going on, sir?" I asked.

"Would you rather I said it to you or to the public?"

"You didn't say it to me when you stopped the ceremony" I said, absolutely pissed off.

The Chief, equally pissed, turned to the public and said
"There will be no ceremony today because there is a law that prohibits this. This law states that no man can be named Alpha unless he has had a marked mate, choice or destined and has had her for three months and above."

"That makes absolutely no sense!" I yelled unable to contain my anger.

"When was this law even made!?" Diane yelled back at the Chief.

"This law was approved today."

"Today? How is that even..." I trailed off, already knowing the answer to my question.

When we went to see Kenneth, he was working on something, something he refused to look up from. Then, his accept of defeat was too easy. I didn't want to bother Cal so, I didn't say anything but I knew he equally sensed something wrong.

"This was you, wasn't it? This was all you. You..."

"Smart ass?" He asked cocky as ever. His attitude angered me and suddenly I heard my mother's words ringing in my ear.

"If anybody tries to stop you, remind them that you are the daughter of an Alpha."
That's right. I'm the daughter of an Alpha. I'm an Alpha. His stupid law can't stop me, I'm the original Alpha. The only one.

I walked up to the Chief and with the anger still burning in me, I questioned with a loud voice carrying the power of an Alpha in every word.

"What if the person is the True Alpha? Blessed directly from the Moon goddess."

"And where exactly are you going to find a True Alpha?" He asked me.

Kenneth, realising my plan started yelling hysterically "Don't waste your time on her, she's babbling."

Calvin, with a smirk on his face yelled back at Kenneth "Would you be a gentleman and let the lady speak?"

I looked to the Chief councillor who raised a brow at me "Yes, woman please, speak up. Where are you going to find a True born Alpha?"

"I'm right here" I answered loud and clear for all to hear. I even changed my eye colour repeatedly for all to see that the blood was dominant in me.

"Well, you have Alpha blood, that's certain but we still need to prove that you're ‘blessed’".

"How do we prove it?" Diane piped in.

"I keep telling you all to stop wasting your time."

"Oh, shut the fuck up, Kenneth" Diane stated visibly pissed as she walked towards us.

"Diane, be very careful" Kenneth called out.

"Or what?" A voice called out, walking out from the shadows it was hiding in. Suddenly, I saw a smirk playing about Cal's face.

The owner of the voice walked out and it was Ty.

"Hello, Calvin and Alpha mate."

"That makes absolutely no sense." I said laughing, he walked towards me and pulled me in for a hug. I hugged him back awkwardly. We weren't friends or anything but it felt just right.

"I knew there was something special about you when you stood by my side that night." He said, pulling apart.

"Guess you were right." I said. "But how are you here?" I asked him.

"I invited him." Calvin spoke up. I looked at him with a full smile.

"All right, all right, enough of all this, we need to prove if you're blessed." The Chief finally spoke up.

"How do we do that?" I asked.

"For normal wolves, the colour of their blood is red, for Alphas, Lunas, Betas and Gammas, their blood is a mixture of red and their pack colour but for actually blessed Alphas like Alpha Ty, their blood is a mixture of red, gold or silver and their pack colour."

"Why gold or silver? Why does it vary?" I asked.

"Well, it depends on gender, gold for female and silver for male." He replied. "So, now, we need a blood sample." He added.

He gestured to one of the officials beside him and the man came back with a bronze knife and wooden object that looked like a calabash😂

The Chief took the items from him and laid them on a table in front of us.

"What is your name?" He asked me.

"Kiara" I answered.

"Kiara, place your wrist directly over the bowl."

I did as told and immediately, he gently sliced my wrist with the knife. He took a white cloth and dipped it into the bowl. Then, he held up the cloth for all to see.

"Behold, the blood of a True Alpha." He called out.

The crowd cheered and cheered until a loud growl was heard. It was Kenneth.

"No! You cannot accept her." He called out

"She's blessed!" The Chief yelled back.

"I said no!" Kenneth yelled back.

"The way, you're going Kenneth, you're going to start a war." Ty stated obviously pissed.

"Then let me start a war."

"If you wage war on this girl over her title, you are also waging war against the goddess." One of the officials stated.

"I do not care. I will come out victorious. It's obvious I will. This woman cannot be your Alpha. I am your Alpha, I have been for so many years now. There is nothing that can change that, nothing!"

"And how sure are you?" Calvin asked.

"I'm so sure, in fact I declare war, right now. Who is with me? The only Alpha!" Kenneth cried out.

Loud cheers were heard from the crowd, many in support of Kenneth, until one man stood up and said " I pledge to Alpha Kenneth, my Alpha. The only Alpha"

Suddenly, people started to repeat his statement saying "I pledge".

I started to feel less confident than usual until a man came out of nowhere and said "I pledge my undying alliance to Alpha Kiara, The blessed Alpha. The True Alpha."

Diane's face lit up as she ran over and hugged the man. He was brown and had reddish brown hair which fit him perfectly. Their hug took too long until clogs started turning in my head.

He walked towards me and went down on one knee as he said "Your excellency, my loyalty is towards you and no one else. My name is..." He hadn't finished his statement before Diane excitedly piped in saying "Seth. Kiara, meet my mate, Seth."

He got up and looked at Diane, his face beaming. They were so in love. I was happy for them.

"I've heard many good things about you." I said to him.

"As have I" he replied.

I smiled at him and he replied with an equal smile.

Very soon, members of the crowd started cheering "Kiara, Kiara" and my mind took me back to that day at the stadium after I'd won the Decima.

I started to shed silent tears of joy until someone else piped in
"My loyalty is to you, Kiara" Ty stated. I smiled at him as he walked towards me to wrap his arm around my shoulder.

"So is mine." A familiar voice said, it was Jackson.
Kenneth's eyes were wide with surprise but he shrugged at him and said "Yeah, yeah, Kiara and I made up sometime back."

"She almost killed you, idiot." Diane stated.

"Because she likes me." He answered her.

"You're crazy." I said as I laughed at him.

"You're all crazy. This is ridiculous, utterly ridiculous. Kenneth is the only Alpha and you should all pledge to him." Someone said. It was someone I hadn't seen in a while. Someone I didn't expect. It was Dwayne. The idiot was back and now everything about me was angry.

"Thank you son." Melody chimed in as she walked towards Kenneth giving me a cold stare as she passed by me. I gave her an even colder glare and she quickened her pace.

I smirked at what my actions did to her.

Suddenly, a voice piped in, "My loyalty is to Alpha Kiara."

I looked at the owner of the voice and it was none other than the Gamma.

She walked towards me, confident and knelt down on one knee. I looked at her and smiled. She stood up and said "My name is Andrea. I do not know you very much but a girl who can survive a Decima, torture and all of that, is someone I'd like to side with. I know you'll make a good Alpha."

"Thank you." I whispered to her as I hugged her.

I looked round the room, everyone's minds made until I landed on the Chief.

"Wait, isn't there anything you can do to stop this? People will die, you know."

"I'm sorry Kiara, nothing can be done.

"Will you at least fight on our side?"

"The council doesn't interfere in these matters. Once war is declared, the only thing we can do is wait until one party is victorious and we announce the winner."

"So, there's absolutely nothing you can do." I called back.

"I'm sorry Kiara, there's nothing." He said as he walked away and the other officials followed suit.

Wow🤯So, there's war coming. Everybody get your popcorn and ice-cream because the next few chapters are a must read. Has anyone else noticed that the chapters are a bit longer than usual lately? I really don't have much to say because if I start to talk, I'll start blabbing and exposing secrets soooo...😗😂😂
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