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Chapter 26

When we got home, I headed up to my room. I figured Aisha would be up there. Before I could go far up the stairs, my mom stopped me.
"Aaron, can I talk to you for a moment? Please?" I could hear the nervousness in her voice. Now what has her nervous?
She walked into the living room. I walked slowly back down the stairs. My wolf whimpered because he just wanted to go to our mate. For some reason he felt something was wrong.
I stood at the doorway, while mom sat on the couch. She was fiddling with her fingers and looking down.
"I want to say...." She took a deep breath and looked up at me. Tears filled her eyes.
"I'm sorry. I know it's not Aisha's fault with what happened to Lee. I just can't seem to get over my insecurities. Its just...not easy. I loved Lee very much. And everyday the guilt just keeps eating more and more at me. Lee didn't deserve to die. Its my fault he died. He never knew what we are. He never knew you weren't his son. I was too selfish to let him go. If I would've, then maybe he would still be alive today. Probably even happily married with children of his own. But, I guess I took that away from him." I could see the anguish and regret in her eyes. She took another deep breath and wiped her eyes.
"My point is, I shouldn't take it out on Aisha. I can see she makes you very happy. And who am I to take your happiness away? I know I'm not easy to deal with. But one day, I hope you may be able to forgive me." I walked over to the couch and got down on my knee's infront of her. No words were needed. I embraced her. She wrapped her arms around me and cried on my shoulder.
After holding mom for awhile, she eventually made her way up to my dad, who was in his office. My wolf was skipping for joy to be able to finally go see our mate.
As I stood at my bedroom door, I could hear her music.
'All alone in the glass house, fly away til the suns out. Pink sky when you come out, empty in the driveway. Caffeine for the heartache, never wanna have it my way.
I fuck up and lose control. Burnt so many bridges, have nowhere to go...'
Aisha really loved Machine Gun Kelly. I opened the door and walked in, closing it behind me. She didn't even look up from her spot at the window. She had her legs curled up under her, looking out the window.
'Something feels off with mate.' My wolf was really worried.
"Did you guys get everything you needed?" She still wouldn't look my way. I turned the CD player off.
"Yeah, we did." I approached her chair.
"Why did you turn the music off?"
"So we can talk." I sat down on my knees in front of her.
"About what? I thought we were ok." I took her hands in mine.
"Please look at me?" She finally looked over at me. Her eyes seemed different.
"Are you sure you're ok?" She smiled, leaned forward and kissed me briefly on my lips.
"I'm sure I'm fine." I tried to figure out what was different with her eyes.
"Ava wants you to go over to her house tomorrow. She wants to have a girl's day with you and Amelia." She smiled and took her hand out of mine to stroke my cheek.
"What are you going to be doing tomorrow, then?"
"Boy's day, then training. I have been neglecting my training sessions."
"Traning is very important. You need to be at your strongest if you're going to be alpha." She gave me a stern look. I could have sworn I saw them flash fully red. I couldn't have seen them right. My eyes must be playing tricks on me.
"I know it is. I promise I won't skip any more traning sessions. My luna." She smiled at me. When I mentioned luna, she looked down and frowned.
"Hey, what's wrong?" I used my fingers to lift her chin up so she could look at me.
"No one here wants a witch as their luna. I'm just a freak." My wolf whined.
"You are not a freak. You are the strongest woman I know. And the only one that I'd pick to rule by my side. Without you, I might as well be nothing." My wolf agreed fully heartily.
I flicked through my phone and put YouTube on. I connected it to the bluetooth of the CD player. Our song played through the speakers. Firehouse, when I look into your eyes. I held my hand out to her. Her face lit up and she put her hand in mine. I danced with her around my room. She fit me perfectly. Like a puzzle piece to me. Body and soul. Forever as one. At least, that's what I always thought.

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