I used to have a life in my old pack. I had a home, I had the Beta position, and I had a mate. Her name was Julia and we both met after she became a member of the Dark Fate pack but, what I didn’t know was that something horrible happened which left me not only broken but, alone and scarred for life.
One year ago...
I was at home with my mate and we were watching TV together. When I met Julia, she was just an Omega until my wolf found her as his mate. Since then, she’s become the female Beta and my equal. John, however, didn’t look pleased but, I figured he’s jealous because he lost his mate a long time ago and he’s been waiting a long time for his second chance mate to show up but, he’s been obsessed with power lately which had me a little concerned.
Julia called out to me to snap me out of my thoughts and I looked at her.
“Is everything all right? you look a bit worried about something.”
“It’s nothing but...” I trailed off as I thought about John’s odd behaviour in the past few weeks.
“It’s Alpha John isn’t it?”
I looked at her surprised and she explained to me.
“Some of the Omegas and the other warriors have been telling me about his odd behaviour. He’s been...I don’t know obsessed with something. I overheard him and the other three leaders about a prophecy and they were talking about using a ‘special’ hybrid for their plan.”
“I don’t know...that’s all I’ve heard. Do you think it’s got something to do with those children in the orphanage? I mean some of them are either purebreds or Hybrids.”
“I have no idea but, I’m going to find out tomorrow and see what’s going on. Until then, you keep quiet about this conversation, all right?”
We both kissed and then she curled up on the couch before resting her head on my chest. We sat like that for a while until we heard loud explosions going off. We both got up from our sitting position before we rushed out of the house. Julia gasped when she saw the chaos. We watched another pack attacking our fellow warriors including John but, what shocked me was that demons were attacking alongside with the hunters and the other pack.
I knew I had to do something so I looked at Julia and told her.
“Julia! listen to me, I need you to get to the safe house!”
“What about you? I don’t want to leave you!”
“Go! you need to make sure the other females are safe from harm!”
Julia nodded her head before she kissed my lips one last time before she said to me.
“I love you. Please careful out there.”
“I love you too, now go!”
Julia nodded her head before she shifted into her wolf and she ran. I did the same and after making sure she got to the packhouse safely, I joined in the fight. After fighting the enemy, we were losing but, I knew that my Alpha wouldn’t go down without a fight. I took down another hunter until I heard Julia shouting for me through the mind link.
“Aiden!! help!! we’re being attacked!!”
My eyes widen and then I ran back to the packhouse but that’s when Alpha John got in my way.
“Where are you going?! I need you out here!”
“My mate’s in trouble!”
“Leave her! it’s too late to save her!”
“No! I won’t abandon my mate! I don’t care if you are obsessed with power!!”
I shouted at him angrily before I rushed to the packhouse before hearing my Alpha speak in an angry tone.
“Then you leave me with no other choice...”
I didn’t know what he meant until I got the packhouse. Suddenly, it exploded and then I felt a sharp pain on the left side of my face. It burned so badly which tells me that one of the hunters must have used silver in those explosives. I ignored the pain before I ran towards the door and then I used my body weight to force it open and then I ran to find my mate.
I looked around for her and I found her in her human form and she was badly beaten. I saw a woman with dark angel wings and I knew immediately it was Izumi. She was about to deliver the final blow but, I charged at her.
Izumi saw me and she had an evil smirk on her face before she stabbed my mate and then she teleported before I could reach her. My wolf felt her pain and then I shifted back into my human form.
“Julia!!” I called out for her.
She coughed badly and then I held her in my arms and she spoke weakly.
“A-Aiden...leave me here...”
“No! I won’t let you die here!!”
I picked her up in my arms and I carried her out of the flames. Once I got outside, I collapsed onto the ground and I held my mate in my arms.
“Julia...” I called out to her weakly before I heard someone shouting.
“Hey! hey!! over here!!”
I looked up weakly and I saw a woman with blonde hair before passing out.
I didn’t know how long I was out of it until I finally woke up. When I came too, I was in hospital but I didn’t know which one. I couldn’t tell if I was in my pack or if I’m in a different pack’s hospital. I hissed in pain when I felt pain on the left side of my face and then I remembered what happened. My mate was in trouble and I tried to save her.
“Julia?!” I called out to her after I sat up.
I turned to look who spoke and it was that blonde hair woman from before.
“You...you were the one...who helped me?”
“Yeah, my name is Ellie Miller, what’s your name?”
“Aiden Hendrix, never mind about me! where’s my mate?! where’s Julia?!”
“You mean that she-wolf that you saved was your mate?” Ellie asked me in a shocked tone.
I nodded my head and I was anxious about her since she was badly hurt the last time I saw her. Ellie looked away sadly and then she said to me.
“I...think it’s best that I showed you.”
Ellie helped me out of bed and then she took me to another room where we found a few dead bodies which were covered by white sheets. I was worried and scared when she brought me here. Ellie then explained it to me.
“We were in the middle of helping those who surrendered to the Silvermoon pack to find their mates. Some of them were reunited but the others weren’t so lucky. What you see here are those who perished in the fight...your mate was one of them.”
“What...? no! no! you’re lying!”
Ellie walked over to one of the bodies and then she pulled back the sheet to reveal my mate. I gasped in horror when I saw her and then Ellie said to me.
“I’m so sorry, Aiden. By the time we found you it was too late to save her. Whoever attacked her made sure she died a slow painful death.”
I walked over to Julia’s side before I fell onto my knees and then I stroked her cheek.
“Julia...my mate...beautiful mate...”
I mumbled and then Ellie gently rubbed my shoulder and she said to me.
“I’m so sorry for your loss. Take all the time you need.”
I heard Ellie’s footsteps fade away while I cried my eyes out. I heard my wolf, Loki, howl in pain and grief for the loss of our mate.
After I mourned the loss of my mate, I got back to my room after saying my final goodbyes to Julia. I sat there, staring at the ceiling and my body felt so numb and I felt so cold. Never again will I hold my mate in my arms...I won’t stroke her hair and say goodnight to her...I won’t kiss her again...and I will never see her beautiful smile again...
I heard someone knock on the door and when I turned to the side, I saw Ellie and this time she brought someone along with her. It was a little girl and she looked very familiar. After taking a closer look at her face, that’s when I remembered her from the orphanage.
“Beta Aiden!” The brown-haired girl spoke happily before running over to me.
“I’m sorry but...who are you?” I asked in a weak, sad tone.
“You don’t remember me? I’m Lucy!”
“Lucy...” I mumbled before Ellie picks her up in her arms.
“Lucy’s my daughter.”
“She is?! ow!!” I yelped in pain when I shouted in a shocked tone.
I rubbed the left side of my face and then Ellie said to me.
“Maybe you should be more careful about how to react to news like this. Anyway as I was saying, Lucy is my daughter and she was taken from me when she was newborn.”
“She was?” I asked in a confused tone.
“Yeah, didn’t your Alpha tell you?”
“Tell me what?” I asked in a confused tone.
“Mommy, he doesn’t know what Alpha John and the others have been doing?”
“It certainly doesn’t look like it. I think you and I should tell him what’s been going behind his back, what do you say?”
Ellie asked her daughter as she sat down on the chair and she placed Lucy on her lap.
“Where should I start?” Ellie asked.
“How about the beginning?” I asked her after sitting up in bed.
“All right, let me start from the moment I learned the truth about my daughter...”