This is a side story that goes in between "The Scarred Alpha" books 2 and 3.
I’m sitting here at my doctor’s appointment. I had to lie to Damien that when I had the big appointment they said it was a girl. I have seen the last two girls he had gotten pregnant. When they had girls they just disappeared. He brought the babies home and handed them over to nannies. I wondered where they went but never did I really want to know. I could have only imagined. I have overheard him talking with his dad about having a boy, gotta have a boy to take over.
I’m the last girl here pregnant at the moment that I know of. I know there is a section I’m not allowed in and know what I hear coming from there but what am I going to do. Who knows how many others there are. Just starting their journey. I’m dead if I have a girl, and dead if I have a boy. I just pray that I can get out of here today. I have made a plan, but regardless I’m ditching these guards. I gotta get out of here and run. What I’ve seen and heard happen in that house will no doubt get me killed. I have to survive, especially to protect the baby.
I see the nurse call me back and when the guards go to follow she stops them. Little do they know she is in on this escape plan. She has seen me come in with bruises and black eyes. Her cousin is a detective and they have made a plan to move me out of the state and hide me. They have built up a huge case against Damian and need to hide the witnesses.
The nurse Kelly makes them stay in the waiting room, and by some kind of miracle they comply. We quickly go back like any other appointment and they watch me walk by. We quickly went in and confirmed again by the ultrasound... It’s a boy. God I cannot allow him to have him and corrupt him with this lifestyle.
He was the perfect boyfriend in the beginning, and hid everything. We dated for a year and then I got knocked up. So he moved me in, and that when I saw others knocked up. To say I was devastated was an understatement. There was no way out with the guards everywhere. I look at her when tears start to fall.
“Corrin, we got this girl! Let me tell the doctor we’re leaving. I know you couldn’t bring stuff with you so I let my cousin know your sizes. He will have everything ready for you at the cabin. He will fly out with you, and get you all set up. Ok, I’ll be right back.”
I wait patiently when I see her again saying her cousin is downstairs. We quickly make our way and exit when I get in his sedan, buckle up and lay down under a blanket. Kelly takes her car and heads out in a different direction just in case. After about an hour’s drive we arrived at the airport. He grabs a suitcase out of the back of his sedan and we jump on the trolly to head to the terminal.
He looks at his phone and sees his cousin has made it to her moms an hour away. Then continuing on the road for a new job also. I know if they find her they will surely kill her. I cannot thank Kelly enough for putting her life on the line to help me. She didn’t have to but she did. Detective Hernandez taps me and we get up so we can go meet the plane. By the time we walk up we make it just in time and quickly take our seats.
Within a few minutes we are taxiing down the runway, and off the ground. We get comfortable because we are going to be in the air for a while. We are moving me from Jersey way out west to the middle of nowhere. He has a cabin that only he knows of so it’s perfect. It’s up in the mountains in the forest and is very secluded. I cannot have any electronics with me. So I will have to try and keep myself entertained.
He has a food service that will be delivered, and he has already stressed that I’m to just grab and bring in without looking at the delivery driver. There will be a car and once he knows it’s safe, I can go into the town for basics but that is it. It should be only for about six months tops. I’m 8 months now and should be due within the next month or two. He has it set up for me to have the child there at the cabin. And when I get there I’m meeting with the delivery team from the local hospital.
After about eight hours of flying we slowly start descending and I start getting anxious again. Detective Hernandez grabs my hand squeezing it to reassure me that I’m going to be ok. We slowly get out of the terminal and go straight to the rental truck. We get buckled in and we make our way out of the airport heading out to the forest. We drove for about three hours to the middle of literally nowhere. At least the town is at the bottom of the mountain so I can’t get lost right? We pull up a driveway and go up to the top of the hill to a small cabin.
It reminds me of the Lincoln log toys from when I was a kid. Brown logs made into a cabin with windows and a green door. We walk in and it’s a smaller cabin. There are two rooms both with king size beds. One bathroom to share and an open kitchen that leads to the front room. In the center is a wood stove. That is going to be a learning curve! When we enter and close the doors he shows me around. In the master room there is a crib and clothes for both me and the baby.
In the front room is a swing next to the couch and recliner. He shows me a closet with cards, puzzles, books, basically anything to keep me entertained. He says I can sit out on the back deck but not the front just in case someone comes. We sit waiting and before long we hear a car come up. He quickly grabs his gun out of his holster and approaches the front window. I see him looking out and can see it’s the delivery team from the local hospital. He quickly puts his gun away and lets them in.
They walk in smiling when they start bringing in everything they will need for me. They run in a tub, equipment and god knows what else all this stuff is. Once we get everything inside we will decide where everything will go so it doesnt get in the way for now. When I get further along one of the midwives will come and live here with me around the clock. I do have hot water and a washer and dryer so at least I’m not completely “little house on the prairie”.
Once they check up on me and ask me a bazillion questions they finally leave giving me their numbers. Like I have a phone. Apparently I’m getting one as Hernandez hands me a burner phone.
“Do not use it for any other reason than an emergency to call the nurses. I’ll not be in contact because it’s too risky. I’m going to go get groceries for you and will bring them back. Then I will have to leave. There is a television but only local channels.”
I nod when I turn on the tv and get only a few channels so I watch it for the first hour and get bored so I shut it off. I see that the sun is starting to set so grab a blanket and go sit on the back porch. I snuggle and just start to cry. I let the tears fall because I can’t believe this will be my life. Never did I fathom that this will be how I have to survive. I hear some branches snap in the distance and see a couple bears walking by. They look at me then go back to what they are doing except one. He just continues to stare sniffing the air when I panic running back inside and slamming the door shut locking it.
I know all about shifters since we have mainly wolves in Jersey, but I haven’t dealt with bears. I’m at least hoping they were shifters and not wild bears. I slowly make my way towards the kitchen when Hernandez comes walking back in with arms full of groceries. He brings in about ten bags and we quickly put it all away. He gives me a hug and starts to leave.
“Um, Hernandez, are there shifters out this way?”
“Yeah, there are some wolf packs but more bears and mountain lion ones up this high. They pretty much keep to themselves though.”
I nod when he smiles and leaves. I quickly lock the door behind him, and start making myself a light dinner since my stomach just isn’t in it today. After eating a light salad and cleaning up my dishes I walk back to the room, and grabbing some clothes to go take a shower. It has a window that I can see out back and that damn bear is still there with his friend. He is just looking at me.
“What the hell is your issue? Go find some honey to snort or something!”
All I got back was a huff as he walked away. well fuck you too then asshole.