The Rejected One

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The Ceremony

Neveah’s POV

There was a lot of conversation as we made our way to the ceremony hall. I really couldn’t wait to see Julian as even though we only slept apart for one night. I guess I was still shaken by the five months we spent apart. I loved this man more than I loved my own life. It took me a long time to realize it but I was in love with this man.

I Couldn’t see myself with anyone else. As we slowly got closer to the Hall the more nervous I got. There were going to be thousands of people starring at me and I was still skittish around a lot of people. But I have been working a lot to overcome that fear so I could be a good luna. When we reached the ceremony hall and I saw the face of my mate and my heart rate sped up.

His outfit made me want to rip it off of him and lick his- wait what am I thinking? Our actions in my room the other day must have opened a new world unknown to me. I had this desire that Made me scared yet excited at the same time.

He looked at me with nothing but love and happiness in his eyes. As I walked up to him he wrapped his arm around my waist. It felt right to wrap my arm around his so I did just that. It had only been one night and one day but Nexus and I were having withdrawal symptoms. Feeling the sparks crawl up my arms and legs felt right.

“You look stunning sweetheart. Jasper and I have missed you.” He said as we walked to the entrance of the big ceremony hall.

“You look handsome yourself,” I whispered as a light blush found its way to my face. I then in a moment of confidence landed a kiss on his cheek. He looked a little stunned at my first attempt at being affectionate as I have never been to one to show affection first.

“You shouldn’t have done that little mate. I am going to have a hard time trying not to take you while we are being crowned now.” He whispered in my ear as we stopped in front of the door.

We stood there with Layla while Makenna, and Isabella, and the boys went inside and sat in the front row. Layla was being crowned today so she would be going first. We heard the Gamma announcement music as Layla entered the room.

She looked so confident as she walked down the aisle and never looked back. After tonight she would be a female gamma and a well-deserved one. She reached the alter and the high elder began his intro.

“We are here to pass on three titles that or the alpha, that of the Luna, and that of the gamma.” He spoke with so much authority that everyone in the room quieted.

“Today we crown Layla Gardener as she welcomes the power of the gamma.” Please step forward in front of your parents and in front of your alpha and people.” He said and she stepped forward and got on one knee.

“Now repeat after me. I Layla gardener.” He said with authority.

“I Layla Gardener. she repeated.

“Promise to uphold the duties and responsibilities to my people,” he said

“Promise to uphold the duties and responsibilities top my people. To honor the truths of my brethren and to be just and merciful. To show strength where there may be non. To show courage and love to bring hope to my people.” She finished as the room went silent. The Gardener’s walked up to their daughter and put their hands on her shoulder.

“We relinquish our power to you. Our burdens now yours. Our honor and hope are yours.” They said as everyone felt the shift in power. I looked at my friend and noticed her eyes turned red like the power of the gamma.

“With this honor, I will prevail. With My courage, I will stand.” She said sealing the bond to her newfound power.

The room erupted into cheers of joy as she walked up to where her parents once sat and took her seat next to the alpha, luna, and delta. Next, it was my turn to walk down the aisle without my leading man. I felt all the stairs in the room but I trudged forward and kept my head up. I soon reached the alter and got down on my knees in front of the elder.

“Our next reason for gathering is to crown our luna for she is the strength of this pack and she is the heart of us all. repeat after me,” he said causing the room the die down.

“I Neaveah Carmikeal.” He said as he looked at me with care.

“I Neaveah Carmikeal Promise to uphold the duties and responsibilities to my people. To honor the truths of my brethren and to be just and merciful. To show strength where there may be non. To show courage and love to bring hope to my people.” I paused giving myself some time to finish what needed to be said.

“To lead with love to show compassion to the young and old. To be my mate’s champion. To shoulder his burdens. To protect with pride and strive to be the best.” I said as I felt my own energy shift. Luna Abby stood up and walked over to me and put her hand on my shoulder. I knew what was coming next.

" I relinquish my power to you. my burdens now yours. my honor and hope are yours. My love and sense of devotion are now yours. Please rise.” She said as I got up and looked at her in her new gold eyes.

“With this honor, I will prevail. With My love and devotion, I will stand.” I said as I felt her power come into me like a wrecking ball.

I felt my wolf surface and I let out a loud growl as the power I felt simmered in my chest. I opened my eyes and gasp and whispers erupted in the room. I didn’t know what was going on and I was kind of getting scared. I got up and walked over to sit in the old Luna’s spot and took my seat while she sat in the front row with the gardeners.

It was now Julian’s turn to walk up to the altar and accept his role as alpha and let me just tell you my wolf and I are in awe at how brave and confident he was. It brought that feeling in the pit of my stomach again. I heard Julian growl in my head and I giggled through the mind link. I needed to get these feelings under control. He was now on his knee with his head bowed.

“Now last but not least the crowning of the alpha for he is our prime leader and the strength of the pack. now repeat after me. I Julian Webster.” he said just as he had done with Layla and me.

“I Julian Webster Promise to uphold the duties and responsibilities to my people. To honor the truths of my brethren and to be just and merciful. To show strength where there may be non. To show courage and love to bring hope to my people... To lead with strength. To fight with honor and pride. To show courage and bravery. To be my pack’s champion in a time of war. To bring justice when we are wronged.” He said as alpha Callen stood up and walked over to his son and put his hand on his shoulder.

“I relinquish my power to you. my burdens now yours. my honor and hope are yours. My love and sense of devotion are now yours. Please rise.” He said as Julian stood on his own feet.

“With this honor, I will prevail. The My strength and Courage I accept my title.” He said as a force stronger them my own was released into the room.

Like me, Julian let out a loud growl forcing me back into my seat and causing my wolf to whimper in the back of my mind. Julian’s head snapped in my direction and he started to stalk towards me in a calm manner. Like his wolf was looking for my comfort. The comfort that could only be given by a mate.

My wolf was jumping for joy as he captured me in his arms and just held me. My wolf and I wrapped our arms around our mate as his energy started to calm down. His eye now gold looked at me with passion and love and I am sure my eyes reflected the same emotion. After last night we would not have to worry about being apart for one night other than our wedding night.

“You better not think those thoughts baby girl I am having a hard time controlling myself.” He said through our mind link causing me to blush. Great, I was now the blushing luna on her crowning night.

“Sorry baby I can’t help myself. my wolf wants what she wants.,” I said as he growled once again through our link.

“Baby if you don’t stop now we won’t make it to the after-party.“He said in his seductive tone that made heat pool in between my legs. “What is he doing to me?” I asked myself as Julian grabbed my hand and led me out of the ceremony hall and brought me into a private room. What happened next would go in my list of favorite interactions ever.

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