Odysseus

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Chapter Twenty-Eight ~ Kangaroo?

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"So," I say as we exit the front doors of the castle.
Odysseus looks at me, waiting for what I was going to say next.

"I'm excited," I say smiling at him.

"I know," he smiles back, fond of my reaction.
"My wolf can sense it," he laughs.

"Right," I say to him. We fall in a comfortable silence as we walk.

"Where are you taking me?" I ask as we enter the bush.

"To my secret spot," he says, turning around to give me a smile.

Secret spot? I never though Odysseus could be this sentimental. It was sweet.

"Another five minutes and we'll be there," he says to me.

I look around me at the scenery. It was beautiful. I've always loved the bush. I tense up as I hear rustling in the bushes.

"It's alright, it's just a kangaroo Tate," Odysseus says, as I get closer to him.

"Are we almost there?" I ask him hiding behind him as we walk.

"We're here," he says coming to a stop. I walk out from behind me and look at the sight in front of me. It was a small waterfall with a little swimming hole underneath.

"This is where I had my first shift. Do you like it?" Odysseus says, turning around to see my reaction.

"It's beautiful," I state looking around. Beautiful was an understatement it was breathtaking.

"I'm glad you like it. I'd like to bring you here for your first shift," he says to me causing me to smile.

"Thank you," I say to him.
"For sharing this with me," I continue before looking into his soft eyes.

"What's mine is yours," he smiles at me.

Suddenly as rustle is heard in the bush behind us. I turn around not seeing anything. Odysseus growls.

"Kangaroo?" I ask, afraid of the answer.

"Rogue," Odysseus growls. I quickly scamper behind Odysseus as he growls at the creature.

I'm not sure what a rogue was but if Odysseus was growling at one it couldn't be anything good.

"Show yourself rouge and maybe I'll show you mercy," Odysseus growls causing my heart rate to increase.

Suddenly a very familiar face pops out of the bushes. I quickly run to her and hug her.

Rose.

"Oh my god Rose!" I say as she hugs me back, crying.

"GET BACK TATUM!" Odysseus roars causing me to let go of Rose and run back to him. He growls softly at me.

"State your business here rogue," Odysseus says to Rose.

What was a rogue and why was Odysseus so mad?

"I-I'm here for my friend," she cries, scared of my mate. She points to me causing Odysseus to growl and shield me from her view.

"Don't lie! What do you want with my mate?!" Odysseus growls at her causing her eyes to widen.

"What?" She asks with wide eyes.

"I'm the one asking the questions here! I said. What. Do you want. With. My. Mate?!" He says and growls, not leaving any room for negotiation.

"She's my friend!" I say to him whilst grabbing his bicep.

"You are not to be friends with a rogue!" He says to me.
"What. Is. Your. Business. Here?!" He yells at Rose.

"She's from my old village! I told her we would meet up and find each other, that's why she's here!" I say to him before Rose has a chance to answer.

"You had rogues at your village?" He turns to me. Eyes blazing gold.

"I don't know what a rogue is!" I say to him defending myself.

He turns his attention back to Rose.

"Is this true? Tell me the truth before I slit your throat," Odysseus growls at her causing me to gasp.

What is happening?

"Yes," she says holding back her tears. I take in her dirty form, she's been looking for me for a month, she looks like she's lived in the bush this whole time.

"How did you get past my guards?" He asks her, growling.

She stutters causing him to roar. The wildlife around quickly flees as I'm left here behind him, shaking in my boots.

"I didn't know there was any," she tells him looking at me for help.

"Bullshit! They're patrolling everywhere!" He yells at her.

"I SWEAR I DIDN'T SEE ANYONE AND NOBODY STOPPED ME!" She cries out in fear, I could see it in her eyes, she was telling the truth.

"She's telling the truth," I whisper from behind Odysseus, he visibly seems to calm down.

"Very well. You are coming with me," Odysseus says grabbing my hand.

"You will walk in front of us. No funny business or I will snap your neck," Odysseus says gesturing for her to start moving.

She does as she's told and starts walking.

"Keep going straight," he states not taking his eyes off her, giving her an evil glare.

I keep silent as we walk back. Guards await us at the tree line and take my friend to what I can only assume would be the dungeon.

"Go and be with Onyx. I have business to attend to," Odysseus says as the castle doors close behind us.

I go to say something but notice he's already gone. How did he move that fast?

I start walking to our room, wanting to be alone. I try and process what just happened. Why was he calling Rose a rogue. What did that even mean?

I should probably go to Onyx, she'd have the answers to my questions.

I turn around before heading to Onyx's room. I knock on the door before entering. She wasn't here. I walk down to the lounge room feeling defeated.

I wasn't sure how to feel about seeing Rose. Of course I was happy to see my friend but on the other hand, if she was a part of what my village was doing I didn't know how to feel.

Disappointed obviously.

Asher suddenly appears out of no where.

"Luna, Alpha has requested your presence down in the dungeon, he wishes for me to escort you down there," Asher says using formalities. I look at him weirdly before nodding my head.

"Sure, let's go," I say following Asher down to the dungeon. We reach the dungeon doors and I brace myself.

He opens the doors and we walk down over a hundred stairs. Why was it so far down?

We reach the bottom and I look up to see hundreds of cells. I hear prisoners crying and praying to the moon goddess. I hadn't known what they have done to deserve to be here and frankly I didn't want to find out.

Goosebumps rise on my arms as the creepy stare of a prisoner sends shivers over my body. He laughs realising the affect he had on me.

I hated it down here, I just wanted this to be over and done with.

Asher comes to a stop as we arrive at a door. I look up at the writing, struggling to read it as Asher opens the door.

'Interrogation room,' it read.

I could only assume I was down here for one reason and one reason only.

Rose.
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