The Alpha's Second Chance Mate

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Chapter 16

Serena

After talking with my mother about the packs that she recommended that would make good allies, I've made the necessary arrangements to travel to these packs and then we'll make the alliance. That is if they're trustworthy.

Right now, I'm in my room getting ready to leave for the first pack of the day which was the Dark Moon pack. I just hope the guy respects me and not insult me like what he did to mom. I got changed into my sleeveless jacket, my black T-shirt, grey baggy trousers and black ankle combat boots. I'm also wearing the crescent moon choker necklace and my fingerless gloves.

I brushed my hair and then I ran my fingers through it to make sure it was all right before heading downstairs. Mom was making breakfast for us and then I took a slice of her toast.

"Oy!"

"Hahaha, morning Mom," I told her before taking a bite of the toast before sitting down at the dinner table with the others.

Dad looked up from his newspaper and he said to me.

"So today is the day when you're travelling to the packs huh?"

"Yep, I can't wait."

"Well, just remember, you're an Alpha now. You need to show them that you're not a she-wolf to be messed with," Dad told me before Mom came over with the fried breakfast.

"He's right if you show off that military aura that I taught you, you'll have them wrapped around your little finger."

"But, try not to act like her while you're at it."

Mom glared at Dad and she asked him.

"Excuse me? what do you mean by that?!"

Dad jumped in fear when she shouted at him. Henry, Lucy and I looked at each other before we made our excuses.

"Whoa! is that the time already? I better get going," I told them before getting up from my seat.

"Yikes! we're gonna be late for school! come on Henry!"

"Right behind you!" Henry spoke before we grabbed our stuff and made a run for it out of the house before things got ugly.

I drove my siblings to school and then Lucy asked me.

"Hey Sis, how long will you be gone for?"

"Well, I've got at least two packs to visit so, I'll be gone for a few days. Lucy, I need you to watch out for your little brother while I'm gone and Henry..." I glared at him through the rear-view mirror.

"Don't go pulling pranks while I'm gone."

"You got it, sis."

"I mean it! If I come back to the packhouse in shambles I'm gonna make sure that you use every amount of your pocket money to fix the repairs!"

"Okay...I promise to behave."

Henry told me before he shrank back in fear after seeing my glare. I parked the car and then Lucy said to me.

"Thanks for the lift sis, see you when you get back."

"Good luck, sis!"

Henry and Lucy told me before the left the car. I chuckled a little before I headed to the packhouse and Abigail, Joshua and Brandon were waiting for me. I parked the car before I stepped out it.

"Hey guys, sorry I'm late. I had to drop off my siblings to school."

"That's okay. Anyway, are you ready to go?" Abigail asked me.

"Yes, I am. Joshua, you're in charge until we get back. If anything happens let me know through the Mind-link."

I told him before we got into the SUV and then Brandon drove us to the first pack of the day, which was the Dark Moon pack. On the way there, I got a text message from Mom and she said.

"Good luck and be careful out there."

I smiled at her text before replying back to her. A few hours later, we got to the Dark Moon and we were escorted to the packhouse where we saw Alpha Lawrence and his wife, Penny.

Alpha Lawrence looked at me up and down before he looked in the back seat where I was sitting.

"Uh, what are you looking for?" I asked him.

"Alpha Miller, we were supposed to be expecting him."

"Uh...Alpha Lawrence, this is Alpha Miller," Brandon told him.

Lawrence looked at me with a shocked look before he spoke up.

"You've got to be kidding me, right? I was expecting Alpha Miller to be a..."

"A man? look, my mother told me exactly that you're a sexist and I'll have you know, even she-wolves can be Alphas. Now do me a favour, be a little nicer to me while I'm here, GOT IT!!"

I shouted that last part in his face which made him shiver in fear.

"Yes, ma'am."

Abigail and Brandon snickered at his reaction and then Luna Penny spoke up.

"Well, it's not difficult to tell where you picked up the attitude from."

"You know Ellie? my adoptive mother?"

"Of course, she was the one who told me to come out of my submissive shell, as she likes to call it and now Lawrence here has...well, sort of changed. I apologise for his rude behaviour."

"No, it's all right. My mother warned me something like this was gonna happen. Anyway, shall we head to the office to talk about this alliance?"

"Right this way," Luna Penny told me before heading into the office.

Once we got there, I asked them a few questions about why I should ally my pack with theirs.

"I don't know if you're aware of this but, we've been getting reports of the recent rogue attacks in the area. Some of our allies have also told us that they've been sneaking in and out of the borderline."

I looked at the reports and they weren't joking. Abigail also took a look at them to make sure the reports weren't fake and she then told me through the mind link.

"They're not forged, these guys are clean."

"Good."

I looked back at Alpha Lawrence and I told him.

"If there's an increase in the rogue attacks then care to explain what they want and also, may I ask why some of your pack members were giving you dirty looks?"

Alpha Lawrence looked at me nervously before Luna Penny sighed in annoyance.

"I'll tell you why. Lawrence here claims he's changed but, sadly none of our females are joining in the training because after Ellie's lesson 8 years ago when she came to complete a job for us, Lawrence banned all of the she-wolves participating in the warrior training. To make matters worse, some of the male warriors who are mated to these she-wolves were furious when he placed this ban."

"He did what?!" I shouted furiously.

"I had no choice besides, it's like I said before, women shouldn't be allowed to fight."

"Hey!!" Abigail and I shouted with frowns on our faces.

Luna Penny shook her head with a disappointed look on her face.

"I tried to warn him something like this was gonna happen but, would he listen? no, he wouldn't. And now the pack members are threatening to leave and some of them have gone on strike."

"And thanks to this idiot you call your mate and Alpha, the rogues have been trespassing onto pack grounds, am I correct?" I asked her.

"Exactly."

I shook my head at Alpha Lawrence and I spoke up.

"Alpha Lawrence, I am disappointed in you. Now I know the reason why you needed my pack. You only need us just so that we can protect your pack from the stupid mistake that YOU caused. If you want this rogue issue sorting out, do it yourself."

"What?"

I stood up from my seat and I told him.

"Listen, I'm not gonna ally my pack with someone who is a sexist pig and who can't control his pack. You either have to lift this ban so the she-wolves can join in with the pack warriors or you will have a riot on your hands and I'm not talking about the rogues either. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got other Alphas and Lunas to see. The ones that'll be meeting won't think women are weak."

I turned around to leave until Alpha Lawrence shouted.

"No, wait! don't go!!"

I stopped in tracks when something or rather, someone grabbed my leg and held me back like a ball and chain. I looked down and it was Lawrence, he had a tight grip on my leg to stop me leaving.

"Please!! I'm begging you! you've got to help me! my pack is not listening to me! you're the daughter of the Bloodhound right?! you've got to do something."

"No way, it's your mess, you sort it out!"

I told him before Abigail and Brandon pulled him off of my leg.

"Please! I'll do anything!"

"No!"

I told him before the four of us left the office with Luna Penny following us.

"I am so sorry you had a wasted journey Alpha Serena."

"Oh don't worry about it, Mom warned me about him and I was expecting that kind of reaction from him."

"But, what are we supposed to do now? I mean look at the pack members. If we don't do something, they'll continue to go on strike and there will be no one to protect the pack."

I looked at some of the pack members and they were just chilling around not doing any training at all and I couldn't sense any pack patrols nearby aside from the ones who escorted us here. Brandon looked at me and he said to me.

"I hate to take sides. But, she's right, what are they supposed to do?"

I had a little think and I told them.

"Well, if he doesn't change and soon, then I'm afraid I'll have no choice but, to tell the Elder council about this mess and he should be stripped down from his Alpha duties."

Luna Penny looked shocked when I told her this until I smiled at her.

"But, the law states that if an Alpha suddenly loses his position by death or in any other circumstances, then the Luna or the future Alpha will have to take over."

Penny looked at me with a surprised look and then I told her.

"I've seen the pack members smile at you and how some of them frown at Alpha Lawrence. It's clear to me that you're the right woman for the job. Think you can handle it?"

"I...Alpha Serena I don't know what to say? Thank you."

"Abigail, make the call."

"Yes ma'am," Abigail told me before she got her phone and she called one of the Elder council members who owes Mom a favour.

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