Even though I’m not sure I want a mate, I didn’t want her away from me. So after I told the council about what actually happened, I proposed to reduce her charge and make her my unpaid assistant to work off her debt to society. Like community service. They agreed to it without hesitation;but truthfully I think they just wanted to get back to whatever they had plan for the day. It was the first day of spring and a lot of wolves were desperate to get out in the sunshine.
I tried hard to focus on work but her face was the only thing that kept popping up in my head. I remember all of her facial features. I remembered the way her nose would crinkle the moment she got mad. I remembered how soft her hand was when she touched my face. It took all of me not to grab her and kiss her soft pink lips.
I kept scrolling up until one caught my eye. Attn: New Member Application. I clicked on the email and Aspen’s beautiful face popped up. I read her file.
Name: Aspen White
Birthday: May 8th
Original pack: Unknown
Family: N/A (Orphaned )
Background check: click link
Additional Information: TBD
I clicked the link to her background and the only thing that came up was her arrest in the human realm. I clicked the information tab on it and saw it said she was arrested for assault of an officer but the charges were dropped. I closed that window and went back to her background check.
I let out a breath of frustration and closed the window. I was back staring at her picture on her pending application I had Jace put in for her. “Our mate is gorgeous isn’t she?” Aries spoke to me. I nodded my head and let out a hum agreeing with him wholeheartedly. She was breathtaking. “And you won’t accept her as our mate? You’re an idiot.” He spoke and I can’t say I disagree with him.
I was going to find the two who wronged her and burn them to death with silver. “She was very clear she wanted to do it herself.” He said. “Shut up wolf.” I said to him as the door to my office opened. I looked up and noticed it was Jace.
A small smile displayed on my face. I think it's going to be fun trying to figure her out. "So, anything new going on?" Jace asked. "Yeah The President wants to throw a ball to show both realms can coexist. They're calling it the Unity Ball." I said as I rolled my eye. Jace clapped his hands together excited. "Fuck yeah. I haven't been to a dance since high school. When is it?" he asked on the verge of jumping out his seat.
"How so ?" I asked as I leaned back in my chair amused. "Because when word gets out about this ball, Rose is going to treat it like its your wedding. And she’ll be damn if she isn’t your date. And I doubt Aspen would care to be your date but that mate bond can cause quite some trouble.” he spoke and ended with a sinister smile.
I would love for her to be my date but I’m sure it’s only the mate thing that’s making me want that. “Geez. Both of you are some stubborn asses when it comes to the mate thing.” He whispered. “What do you mean?” I asked with a raised eyebrow. “Every time she hears your name, she rolls her eyes or scoffs. But she likes to ask questions about you. If that isn’t what hot and cold is then I don’t know what is.” He said as he tied his hair back in a ponytail.
“No need to explain. Whatever Alpha says, goes.” He said as he stood up. “I’ll show her to her room.” He said with a cocky smile on his face. “Wipe that smile off your face.” I yelled to him. He just raised his hand in the air and shut the door behind him. I decided that I needed some air.
I decided to start with a light trot as I replayed today’s events through my head. I’m still in disbelief that I finally found my mate. It makes me wonder that if I would of went to the Bereft Lands with my father a few years ago, would I have found her then. I was in a different mindset at that time. I would of been open to mate bond. I would of accepted her with no hesitation. But would she have done the same? What if she rejected me?
I was running in a specific direction. “Mate! I smell her.” Aries pranced as he took control and ran in her direction. I didn’t fight for control because I honestly was curious as to what she was doing out this far into the forest. I let Aries run until he came to a stop and let me take back control.
I slowly walked out into the opening and drunk from the lake. I popped my head up from drinking and noticed she was trotting away. I quickly ran around to catch up to her. I don't know why but I didn't want her to leave yet.Her trotting became a sprint as she ran away from me. She was fast but not faster then me. I caught up with her at the brink of the opening to the back yard of the mansion.
She hasn’t been inducted into the pack yet so we can’t talk mentally. I inched forward sniffing at her. Her sweet smell filled my nose and I thought I smelled a hint of arousal. I leaned forward again to take another sniff, but she backed up from me and let out a growl. I was shocked at the audacity of her but soon gave her a deeper challenging growl back.
I immediately bumped into Ms. Diana. She was head of staff for then mansion. Shes an older woman with brown curly hair and warm tan skin. “Diana.” I said with a nod. “Alpha.” She bowed her head. “I was wondering if I can have a word with you.” She asked me. “Sure.” I said as I leaned against the wall. “Now, Alpha, I don’t mean to intrude on any of your decisions, but your new assistant doesn’t seem very .. good.” She said fidgeting with her small fingers.
She nodded her head and went on about her day. Diana use to be my nanny when I was younger. My dad was busy being Alpha and my mom was always sick. Diana was like a second mother to me and I know she means well. I walked towards the stairs to go to my room.
Walk away idiot. I kept trying to pull myself away from the door but I couldn't. Instead I placed my hand on the knob, twisted it and opened it. I stepped in her room and looked around. I looked towards the bathroom and heard the shower running. I walked towards the door and placed my palm flat on it. I listened as I heard her angelic singing voice.
I let out a frustrated grunt as I went to take a cold shower. After the shower, I lounged in my attached living room and watched tv until I got tired. I linked Beta Emily and told her to make sure she shadows Aspen tomorrow. She replied with a simple okay as I let out a yawn.