I woke up in the middle of nowhere. It took a few minutes to register how I got here. Bits and bits of memories were coming back to me, they’re not mine exactly. “You were calling me and you were weak! I wanted to let out my rage, and after that... I got hungry” my wolf said
“And you decided to let it out on our family?!”
“I didn’t mean it, that’s why I went for a run.”
“And smashed my window in the process”. I say as I shake my head. “how did you deal with your hunger?”
“Ugh! Fine!” I said as I raised to sit on the forest floor “Gawd I feel sor..” I couldn’t finish my sentence when I took a look at my hands and feet, they are all bloody! There is no rabbit big enough to carry this quantity of blood! “What did you eat?”
“At least you tell me no one saw us.”
“Impossible!.. how could we escape the trackers and patrol?”
“Was he with me? and why are blocking my memories? I want to know what we did after we ran from home.”
“Fine!” I said with a huff as I stood from where I was. “Damn I'm so dirty and naked. I hope no one sees me like this”. I walked silently tracking down my paw prints on the muddy floor. As I walk I heard a branch snap behind me, I kept cool and acted ignorant while I kept up with my pace. I sense the presence getting closer, just a few inches from me. I turned around to surprise him, with an indifferent stare. “Silver?!”
“Why are you naked and bloody in the middle of the forest?”
I just looked at him.
“You eat raw animals while you’re human”. This was a statement.
“Is that a sin?” I ask
“Its dangerous around here today let me take you home you’re clearly lost.”
“It doesn’t look dangerous to me.”
“A bear and a man are found dead, with claw marks all over them. Completely mauled and eaten.”
I froze. Ooh boy! “Excuse me?”
“The bear had hardly any meat left on his body, the blood wasn’t scattered a lot either which makes our predator…a blood drinker too? I’m not sure, no one is.”
“And the man?”
“Was he human?”
I felt bile rising from my stomach. I’m going to be sick.
“Hey are you okay?”Concern dripped his every word.
“Please don’t tell anyone you saw me like this” I ignored his question with a request.
“What happened to you?”
I sigh. “I can't talk about it”
“Can I request something?”
“Let's hear it.”
“I’m going to give you my t-shirt, do me a favor, and wear it. Lots of people are at your place worried about you, and the previous night’s occurrences haven’t helped”. He said as he took off his t-shirt.
I accepted it and shove it on. It was big enough to be an oversized mini-dress. “Thanks”. I said
“There is also a stream but it’s in the opposite direction from here, that quantity of blood on you could raise questions”.
“I’m a mere human right?.” I say as I continue walking. “No one can suspect me of anything”.
He paused. “Aren’t you human?”
“Why you ask?” silly question considering my last statement.
“Listen.." he said as he stood and turned me to face him. "It’s obvious you are not human. And you are behind what happened last night. I’ve been watching you since the first day I saw you.”
“Something about you drew me in, my wolf wanted to protect you, then maybe I thought because you’re a beautiful human surrounded by werewolves, many of them being insecure she-wolves.” He said with a smirk.
She smiled, “Then what?”
“I don’t know. It was just an instinct. but I got to understand why yesterday, You’re my Alpha’s true mate and I’m Gamma, It's my role to protect you.”
“Not a word to him that I recognized him”. I told him. He raised his right hand and nods.
“Well unless he Alpha commands me”. he snickered. “This should be fun.”
“Then how do you know I’m behind what happened yesterday?”
“You have last night’s victims scents all over you.” He stated as a matter of factly.
“Oh..” good reason. I can’t let anyone else see me like this. I hope I’m near home.
“And I heard you’re conversations yesterday, well what your mother, sister, and brother talked about. Being a floor under you doesn’t hinder the sound waves reaching my ears you know.”
I rolled my eyes. “Just say you peaked”. He shrugged.
“I lost control. I didn’t do it on purpose. This has never happened before!”
“It's okay. Your secret is safe with me. your mate has been looking for you since last night.”
“He wants to talk to you.” He continues.
“He is disappointed that I’m human, that’s why my wolf reacted that way.”
“Are you going to tell him the truth?”
“Let him find out on his own, I like it better that way. If he rejects me before that, well his loss. I’ll choose Jake.” I say bitterly
“Who is Jake?”
“Your brother in law, the person your friend shall hate the most in the coming days.”
He chuckled. “You really are his mate. But he will never reject you.”
“You don’t know what he went through and how we suffered just to find you?” his expression was sad
“No..?” I answered unsure with slight curiosity
“It’s a subject for another day and time. And I need another favor from you.”
“Amora, how am I going to tell her about me without her freaking out?”
I chuckle. “Follow your instinct, you’re her mate. It shan’t be hard for you since she’s in love with you.”
“I hope she does not reject me.”
“She cannot reject her dream man.”
I chuckle. “Do not mention that to her.”
He laughed softly as we made it to my house. As soon as we reach the main door, it slamed open and a very worried mama came out and grabbed me. “Where were you? Are you alright?”
“I’m ok mama!”
She hugged me. “I was so worried”
“Don’t do that again!” Shaun said. He stood there with his usual grumpy face. I nod.
“Why are you so bloody?” Amora asked froze on her spot. “And why are you wearing his t-shirt?” She added motioning to Silver as jealousy flashed through her blue eyes.
“He found me naked,” I told her
She came closer to me, her eyes were beady with tears. “What happened to you, sis?” I guess her love won over her jealousy, for now.
“I’ll tell you everything later, I need to shower first and your boyfriend needs your company”, she slightly blushed. “When you’re done with him which I believe it won’t be anytime soon,” Silver chuckled.” I’ll be here with answers.”
“Are you sure nothing bad happened to you? How were you naked Nix?”
“Okay. Fine! I can’t help it you know”. She hugged me and went to her mate. He led her into the forest again as my mom tugged at my hand. “Come! You need a long bath.” Once inside, I noticed Amber standing at the bottom of the stairs. I went to her, she looked troubled by my presence but she stood her ground. One word, brave.
“Its good to know I’m not the owner of that blood.” She sassed.
“I’m sorry Amber.”
“I know its not your fault. I cannot blame you.”
“Am I forgiven then?”
“My wolf is just on edge when you’re near me, your aura, and the fact you’re not pack freaks her out. But yes, I forgive you.”
I looked at the floor, thinking about it. “Thank you, Excuse me”. I told her as I headed to my mom’s room since I knew mine wasn't in a good shape. I went straight to the shower and set up warm water. After I finished taking a shower and my other routines, I walked out of the bathroom to find mother holding a green sundress. “Amber offered this to you”. I accepted it with a sad smile.
“She’ll get over it. You gave us quite a scare last night, it wasn’t easy for her to digest all of it at once.” Mama started to comfort me.
“And you were the wonder woman”. I teased her
“The wonder is giving birth to children like you and your brother. No wonder my hair is greying fast.”
“What happened?” she asked
And so I narrated everything which happened to me since I met my mate.
She gasped. "Baby are you sure?"
“I’m positive. That’s why she blocked my memories. She knows how revolting must that be to me.”
“Oh my.. we can not have you go out eating people when you’re emotionally unstable now would we?” what mom said was true. I don’t want to be a killer, that man is an innocent prey. Prey. I shuddered.
“What are we going to do mama? If the pack finds out, I’m done!”
“He won’t allow it, oh and speaking of him, he came after you ran out”
“What did he say?”
“He apologized for everything he might have caused and he said he’s looking forward to seeing you again”
“Tomorrow I’ll go pay him a visit.”
“No need for that, he’s coming for dinner tonight”,
“What is it that you want to tell me in the forest?” She asked
“Amora, I said as I came to halt and turned to her. you’re the most amazing woman I’ve ever met in my entire life.”
“Oh Silver!” she says with a shy smile
“How far will you go when fighting for what you love and want?”
She came near, her face merely inches from mine. Her eyes boring onto mine as she said. “Deeper than the ocean floor and higher than the sun above. why are you asking me this?”
“Yesterday you said you didn’t like to be kept in dark. You notice things yet you act foolishly.”
“Yes. I’m surprised you caught that. People dismissed it right there. Just like how Shaun shouted at me.”
“Believe me, he was protecting you.”
“What is going on around here? Why do people act weird ?”
“I want to tell you the truth about me, about us. Since I'm your mate, it's my duty to tell you.”
“Your what now?”
She smiled. “Its been just three weeks since I met you, Silver.” She’s trying to apply logic
I shake my head. “I'm not bluffing. I know what I’m telling you is true. Don’t you feel tingles every time we touch? Don’t you miss me within seconds when we separate? Don’t you get lost whenever you look into my eyes? Don’t you feel safe with me? don’t you believe me without trying? Doesn’t my kisses let alone touch arouse you? Don’t you love me even though you think its too soon?”
“I feel that too, times a hundred.”
She looked at me in confusion.
“I'm a werewolf Amora.”
She just stared.
“I was born this way. I don’t feed on humans, I don’t drink blood nor go into a killing spree unless someone hurt you of course. In short, I’m not a mindless beast. I can just turn into a wolf.”
“Are you sick Silver?” she said with concern
“Do you expect me to believe this? Werewolves aren’t real.”
“What if I was? Could your ‘deeper than the ocean floor’ apply?
“It's impossible in the first place, what is this? Teen Wolf?”
I sighed. “Stand there. And whatever I do, don’t freak out.”
“I’m starting to”. I left her to mumble as I took a few steps back creating space between us. I turned facing her direction and I shifted. I expected a high-pitched scream but it never came. My silver wolf stood there waiting for a reaction from his mate who seemed not to recover from the shock. Her feet betrayed her as she fell on her butt, which meant this was too much for her to digest. I started to walk towards her slowly so that she doesn’t dart away. When I was a few inches from her, her eyes captured mine. That’s when her blank expression turned into a soft one with a cute smile. I wasn’t prepared for what she said next, “you’re so adorable”, my wolf huffed.
“What? It’s true!” my wolf growled then I shifted back and I told her. “take that back!”
She tensed as she took her moment to sweep my body by her eyes. They lingered on my length for a moment and she bites her lip. She looked up at me and came closer and pressed herself to me as she still held my gaze. I felt her hand grip my length as she asked, “or what?”
I remember someone told me I needed energy for this, this is going to be a fucking long day.