The Rejected One

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Where The Lost Ones Go

Neveah’s POV

After five days in the hospital with Julian by my side, the doctors finally let me go. I wasn’t very comfortable with him up my ass for the last five days. My wolf didn’t mind but I didn’t really want to be near him all that much. Julian tried getting to know me while I was laying in the hospital bed but I really didn’t want to talk. I wasn’t much of a talker after being beaten by my sperm donor one morning when I forgot to cook breakfast.

When I was eleven he came into my room as I was singing to myself and hit me over the head with a baseball bat. I was knocked out for a few minutes but, when I came to My sperm donor was putting metal cuffs around my wrist and began whipping me with a whip that had silver in the threading.

If there is one thing you should know I shifted at the age of eight which is not normal, even for an alpha. The elders of my pack took my early shifting as a bad omen and the pack took it out on me. They said I brought bad luck to everyone and that I was an abomination and I was scorned by the whole pack. I cried every night wishing someone would save me from my tragic life. How stupid I must have been to think that I would find my hero then, But I guess life has a way to work it’s self out.

Upon being released the doctor whose name I found out was Gloriah. She told Julian to only feed me soups and liquids because my body wouldn’t be able to handle solids just yet. I was so thin the doctors almost didn’t want the discharge me because of the fact that I wasn’t able to eat more than a grape. I was only allowed out when I promised that I would try to get my strength up. We then headed back to the packhouse so I could get some rest.

The drive back to the packhouse was silent and I found myself looking at the trees as they passed by my line of sight. everything I said at the hospital was the most I had ever spoken in my entire life. I felt like I didn’t have the right to speak like that and today I sank back into my quiet self. Julian tried to make conversation but I just didn’t want to talk. We soon made it to the packhouse and I was quite tired and Julian must have sensed it.

He got out of the car and came to the passenger side and scooped me up. I would have tried to fight to get out of his arms but I was too tired to resist. we reached the front door as luna Abby opened the door. Julian set me down on my feet and I was able to stand just barely. Luna Abby greeted me with a warm smile but I didn’t smile back, I didn’t know-how.

“Hi there Honey welcome to our home. I can’t begin to understand what you have been through but I can tell you that you’re safe. We won’t hurt you and I hope you can come to me when you need someone to talk to and just need a hug.” she said and a feeling a warmth spread through me I didn’t know if it was a good feeling or not.

“Okay,” I whispered keeping my head down try and failing not to keep eye contact. Her warmth was so radiant and it drew me toward it like sunlight in the early morning. I felt I could not resist it. I guess that was the true power of the luna warm and bright. It got me wondering if I would ever be like luna Abbiegail.

As I walked through the doorway I was greeted by alpha Callen Webster and I instantly cower in fear. He didn’t help me when the pack insulted me and did many things to lower my self-esteem. He had ruined my views on alphas and It would take a while to trust him.

I then heard the shuffling of feet and was met by three people who looked like younger versions of the alpha and luna. they must have been Julian’s siblings as I remembered that he wasn’t the only child. I couldn’t remember their names as I had been in the dark for most of my life. Hell, I hadn’t ever seen their faces for a long time. I must have been three when I last saw them so there was only a fragment of memory and child-like faces for two of them.

A little girl around the age of five came up to me. She had the same blond hair as Julian and the bluest eyes I had ever seen. She was wearing a blue Elsa shirt from frozen and jeans to match. She wore the cutest ponytails that were held together by matching hair bands.

“What’s your name little one?” I asked in a quiet voice.

“my name is Talleah,” she said giving me a toothy smile that looked kind of awkward as she did not have her two front teeth. But I knew that they would grow into a nice set of adult teeth. she was a very beautiful child and it kind of enchanted me a little and it was normal. Alpha’s usually birthed, beautiful children.

“Hi Talleah I’m Neveah it’s nice to meet you,” I said in a gentle voice trying to sound more confident than I felt. Another thing about alpha children is that they all had strong auras even when they were children. It Was one thing that I knew I would Have to get used to. the other fact was that Alphas are possessive of their mates as well. I knew I had a long road ahead of me if I wanted to survive.

the next person to walk in the room was Julian’s younger brother Hayden who had the same dark blond-ish brown-ish hair that alpha Callen had and the same blue eyes. He was wearing a dark Adidas hoodie and gray jeans and a nice pair of black Jordan’s. He looked at me and gave me a smirk but continued to walk away.

the next person in my line of sight was Julian’s other little sister Isabella who was older than Hayden like a year older. I recognized her from the halls in school. she was the one who hurt me a lot in school. she would do things like trip me in class and slam my hand in my locker when I did nothing to her. She would also stick gum in my hair and I would spend hours with oil trying to get it out so I didn’t have to cut my hair.

She looked at me and Julian with a questioning look as if she was trying to figure something out. as I said that a light bulb went off in her head and a panicked look appeared on her face. She knew now that I was her brother’s mate and a new look of remorse made its way onto her face. I knew what she was going to do next but I wasn’t ready.

I start to hide behind Julian making myself as small as Possible shaking out of my skin. I then felt Julian wrap his arm around me in an effort to comfort and calm me and it works as I feel myself lean into his touch. once my skin made contact I felt at ease and I was able the slow my heart rate.

" Thank you. I’m sorry about that.” I said with a scared look on my face. The luna gave me a heartbroken look and she went in to give me a hug. once I was in her arms I broke out into little sobs that were very silent. I expected her to hit me but instead, she ran her fingers in my hair and rubbed circles around my back.

“shh, your okay child. No one here will hurt you. Your safe now darling.” Luna said as my sobs died down.

“I don’t know why you’re being so nice to me. No one has ever cared about me. So why do you?′ I asked in between sobs.

" Because no child should have to live through what you lived through. Do know that if you ever need a shoulder to cry on or a person to talk to I am here. I am here for you.” she said in a mother-like glow that was hard to be afraid of.

I then felt ashamed that I had broken down in front of the alpha and luna. What surprised me the most was that the alpha also gave me a hug but not one of those creepy hugs but a fatherly hug that a father would give their daughter. It was very unexpected but I did not pull away because I feared I would anger my alpha.

The moment was soon broken when I heard Julian growl in annoyance at another male touching his mate.” Son, you need not worry that I will do anything to her. I know you are worried but what she needs right now are love and support. Please don’t make this hard on her.” Alpha Webster said in a scolding tone and I new sound I hadn’t heard before escaped my lips. LAUGHTER.

I had not heard my laugh in years and I didn’t think I knew what it was anymore. but at that moment it made itself known. My eyes widened in shock at how it sounded. It sounded like music. It sounded like joy on a summer day. I guess I would have to get used to good things happening for me, even though I had lived in the misery my whole life. I could finally see the light.

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