We got to the pack grounds and boy, everyone was shocked at the number of the people who followed us to our home. Mom came out of the packhouse with Dad and she was shocked as well.
“Holy crap! Serena, where did these people come from?”
“Long story, I’ll explain later but right now, we need to find these guys some new homes. Do we have any apartments or any rooms available?”
“Yes we do, come on, I’ll give you a hand.”
Mom told me as we showed our new pack members their rooms in the pack house while some of them went to their new houses with their mates including Joshua, who is mated to Victoria.
After showing our new pack members to their new homes, I got back to my office and I sat down on my office chair and I sighed heavily.
“Oh man...what a day I’ve had...” I mumbled.
“Okay, spit it out, missy. What happened and why did you bring back half of the pack warriors from one of the neighbouring packs that you were supposed to form an alliance with."
“I was but, there was a change of plans.”
“Start talking, I’ve got all day to hear this one,” Mom told me before she sat down across from me.
I sighed and then I sat up properly before I explained to her what had happened at the Feral Claws. Afterwards, Mom was shocked and angry when she found out that Xander stole Atticus’ first mate and how he also tried to make me his Luna.
“I have to admit, even I’m shocked to hear about this. I knew Fenrir was raising those boys the wrong way but this is ridiculous.”
“I know but, something good came out of it. After I revealed my powers and what Xander was doing, they switched sides and they decided to join our pack plus...I got my second chance mate.”
“It’s the truth Mom, I just got out of the car and then I smelt this amazing scent and it was my second chance mate.”
“Well, I'm happy for you but still, I can’t fault you for showing that man's memories to his pack but I wished you could have told me and your father about this before making this decision. I know you’re the Alpha now but, I’m also your mother.”
“I know, I’m sorry.”
“It’s fine, but never mind the whole thing with this little bet you had with Xander, who is this little mate of yours?"
“It’s Xander’s little brother Atticus.”
“Really?!” Mom asked in a surprised tone.
“I know you’re shocked but, he’s nothing like his brother. He’s kind, gentle and he’s also a gentleman. He’s the total opposite of his brother.”
“Well, you look a lot happier after what happened with you-know-who.”
“I am but, enough about Atticus, there’s something else I need to discuss with you.”
I summoned my black raven and then I revealed the memory to Mom. We watched Fenris talking to a familiar face and it was none other than the evil Alpha who captured me when I was little.
“Fenrir, we made a deal, you promised me that you would give some of your best female warriors including pure ones.”
“I know we did but, it’s getting harder and harder to find the ones that take to your liking.”
“Whatever, just make it quick.”
Mom and I looked at each other with confused looks until Fenrir asked him.
“If I may ask Giovanni, I know you said that we should give you some of our best females to keep you guys away from here but, what do you plan to do with them?”
“That’s none of your business.”
After the memory ended, Mom and I looked at each other before she spoke up.
“Giovanni, that name rings a bell.”
“It does?” I asked her in a surprised tone.
“During my days as a hunter, I ran into a few rogue Alphas and Giovanni is one of the worst Alphas that we’ve come across. My guild and I tried to track him down and bring him to the King himself, however, every time we get to his last known location he always covers his tracks. To make matters worse, we’ve found a few she-wolves who have been badly abused.”
“So what are you saying? is he some sort of werewolf Mafia boss?”
“You could say that. Giovanni is also one of the most wanted Alphas in the country including Italy. Why Fenrir has decided to send she-wolves to that man behind his son’s back, well, it’s clear that Giovanni is up to something and now he’s blackmailing him to stop his men from attacking his pack.”
“Well then, as much as I hate to say this but, do you think I should go back and help him?”
“After beating the crap out of Xander and taking half of his pack, I don’t think that’s a good idea besides, I have a sneaky feeling there’s something strange is going on."
“That’s not all, Xander caught one of Giovanni’s men and I managed to see into his memories to find out why he and his friends are trying to sneak into the pack grounds and I found something that might catch your attention.”
“Giovanni and his pack are working with a man who calls himself Lord Siruz.”
Mom’s eyes widen in shock when I told her his name.
“No...it can’t be...” Mom mumbled.
“What’s the matter, Mom?” I asked her.
“Siruz was the vampire King when I was still new to the guild. He was an evil King and we did everything we could to stop him.”
“You mean you didn’t kill him?”
“We tried to but, no matter what we threw at him nothing worked so we used a sealing spell. I don’t understand how he managed to break free unless...”
“Unless grandmother released him?” I asked her.
Mom nodded her head in agreement and she then said to me.
“If he’s released then that could also mean that Giovanni and his pack are working for him.”
“But why? what’s he trying to do?”
“I have no idea, but, whatever it is, it’s not good. I’ll contact Shane and let him know what’s going on. Maybe he knows something about this than I do meanwhile, you keep an eye on things here.”
I told her before she left the office. A while later, Joshua came into the office and he said to me.
“Ellie just filled me in on what’s going on. So we've got another crazy evil demon on the loose and this time. This time it's a vampire King?"
"It's starting to look that way, Joshua. Think you can contact our neighbouring packs and allies and let them know what's going on?"
"I'll get to it right away, but, what are you gonna do?"
"I'm gonna visit some old friends and see if they can tell me more about this Lord Siruz."
I told him before I left packhouse and then I teleported to the Seven Deadly Sins mansion. Once I got there, I approached the front doors and I opened them before I spotted a tripwire. I sighed and I cut the tripwire before a bucket of slime fell from the ceiling.
I chuckled when this happened and then Mammon showed up before he shouted.
"Yes! hahahaha!! I got...ya..." Mammon loses that smile after seeing the mess.
"Nice try, Mammon. But, I have a little brother who also pulls the same prank on me. You'll have to do better than that."
Mammon groaned before I walked passed the mess and then Lilith shouted.
"Hey Lilith, long time no see."
Lilith squealed in excitement before she flung her arms around me and she squeezed me tightly.
"Oh my goodness it's been so long!"
"Lilith...I can't breathe..." I mumbled before she released me.
"Sorry, but, wow, look at you! you've grown and you're an Alpha now!"
"I certainly am, by the way, is Lucifer around?"
"Yes, he's in his office."
"Great, thanks, Lilith."
I headed upstairs and I walked into his office after knocking. Lucifer looked up from his papers and he smiled at me.
"Serena Miller? Is that you?"
"It's me, Uncle Lucifer," I spoke with a smile before he stood up from his seat and then he hugs me.
"It's been so long, how are you?"
"I'm fine thanks."
I told him as I sat down across from his desk and he then said to me.
"I apologise if we missed your Alpha ceremony but, we were busy."
"It's okay, it ended in a disaster."
I told him everything about what happened during my Alpha ceremony from my first rejecting me and humiliating me in front of the pack and how I also demoted him to Omega after I took away his wolf. I also told him what happened after the ceremony when I started my Alpha duties and he was shocked when he heard about my second chance mate.
"I've heard of the Feral Claws pack, I'm surprised that your Moon Goddess mated one of the brothers to you."
"I'm surprised myself because I didn't think I'd find my second chance mate this fast. Anyway, enough about me, there's something I needed to talk to you about."
"What is it?"
"Have you or your siblings heard of a man called Siruz? Mom was shocked when she heard that name and apparently, she and the guild tried to stop him but they ended up sealing him away."
"What Ellie has told is true. Siruz was the vampire King but, he was an evil one. Just like Ellie's mother, he also wanted to have power but, the hunters came and they couldn't kill him."
"He was that strong?"
"Yes, they've tried to kill him but, it was no use. So, they used an ancient sealing spell. He's been stuck in Hades' underworld for years until now."
"Do you have any idea how he escaped from his prison?"
"We have some ideas. We think that Ellie's mother might have something to do with it when she tried to release Lord Diablo's soul."
"I wish we could ask her and find what she did but, we can't. She's nothing but ash now."
"Well, the only thing you can do is find out for yourself and besides, we don't even know if she was responsible for this."
"All right, if anything pops up, let me know."
"I will and say hi to Ellie for me when you see her.
"I will, thanks, Uncle Lucifer."
I told him before I left the mansion. On the way back, I sensed something nearby and when I turned to look, no one was there. I frowned a little and then I continued to head back to the pack. Little did I know, someone was following me and that person was either a friend or a foe.