Adele entered the alpha’s office and saw both of her mates Alpha Chris and Beta Liam sitting beside each other holding hands. Both looked at her with a blank expression.
“So the rumors are true?” Adele asked.
“What rumors?” Chris asked back.
“I heard rumor's around the pack that you two are getting married. Is it true?”
Chris smiled and looked lovingly at Liam, then he looked back at Adele and said ” Yes, we have waited for it for a long time and finally we are planning to get married soon”.
Adele didn’t know what to make out of this news. She didn’t know whether she was happy or sad as both were her mates. She asked her wolf Alexa in her mind ” What do you think about this?”
Alexa replies " I don’t have any problem with them getting married as both of them are my fated soul mates, but what about us?”
Adele nods and asks Chris “Then what about us?”
“What us?” Chris asked unconcernedly.
“You two are my fated mates. I am even pregnant with your pups now. Don’t you think we should also get married?”
“Why should we marry you when we don’t even love you”? scoffed Chris. Liam was just sitting there as if uninterested in the whole thing.
Those words were like a blow to Adele and Alexa’s heart. They knew their mate’s behavior seemed weird from the past few days. Once the doctor had confirmed that she was pregnant, they had started ignoring her. Adele was hurt that both of her mates didn’t want her.
“We have just recently met. We should spend time together and get to know each other. As we are mates I am sure we will come to love each other” whispered Adele.
“We will never love you. We didn’t even want a mate in the first place” says Chris angrily.
“Then why did you accept me and get me here to your pack? You could have rejected me the moment we met”.
“We needed you to give us heirs. You know we can have pups only from fated mates. We got you here to give birth to our pups and raise them. That is the only thing you are meant to do. Do not expect anything more”.
Adele was so shocked by these words that she didn’t know how to react. She couldn’t believe she was being tricked and betrayed by both of her mates. Were all the things she had heard about soulmates loving each other unconditionally false? The tears she was so desperately trying to control started flowing out of her eyes. Alexa’s situation was even worse, she felt a fierce pain of rejection in her heart and in her case it had a double impact as it was rejection from two mates.
" Don’t you feel any connection between us? We are mates for God’s sake, we even made love. ” Adele asked desperately. She felt so pathetic to be begging in front of her mates.
" I don’t feel any sort of connection with you and never will. And what we did was not making love, that was we fucking you just so you could get pregnant with our pubs.” Chris said casually as if it didn’t matter to him at all. The indifference shown by both Chris and Liam towards Adele was enough proof for her that they didn’t care for her, but she still wanted to hold on to some sort of hope that this mate bond will work.
Trying to make another attempt Adele asked Liam ” Why are you not saying anything Liam, even we are mates, don’t you have to say anything about it?”
Liam just looked at Adele and said ” I am not saying anything because I don’t feel you are important enough for me to waste my time on”.
Adele was shattered after hearing those words. Forget being a mate, they didn’t even consider her as a person. The hurt and pain were slowly turning to anger. She had never been so humiliated in her entire life. She left her loving family and pack and came to this pack to be with her mates but what did she get in return? Pain, hurt and betrayal. Her mates didn’t want her, the pack members never spared her a glance, it was as if she didn’t exist for them. She had enough now. If they don’t want her, then she doesn't need them either. She fiercely wipes her tears and says ” Ok, Fine. If you don’t want this mate bond then there is no point in me being here. I don’t want to stay in this pathetic pack. I am leaving.”
Chris stands up and says ” You can’t leave now, you are carrying our pups”.
Adele replies angrily ” My pups don’t need ungrateful fathers like you. I can take care of them without you”.
On hearing those words Chris and Liam both let out a fierce growl and Chris spats ” How dare you disrespect us like that?”
“You do not deserve any respect from me. I don’t know why the moon goddess cursed me by pairing me with mates like you but I certainly do not want to continue with this bond. As you didn’t reject me for your own selfish reasons, I will do it. I Adele Green reject...” As soon as Adele said those words, Alexa who was silent this whole time suddenly interrupted " Stop it Adele, we cannot reject our mates.” Adele replied with frustration ” Can’t you see Alexa, they don’t want us”. Alexa was crying in pain and says " I know it, I know our mates don’t want us, but it is not so simple for us wolves. We need our mates to survive. Mate bonds are the most sacred bonds which have been fated by moon goddess herself and we can’t just let it go. We have to give them another chance. I know as time passes they will surely accept us.”
Adele says ” I am not sure about this Alexa, it seems like only we care about this bond, not our mates nor their wolves. Why are their wolves not stopping them? Being with them will only cause us more heartache. Do you think we can tolerate it anymore?”
" We are not so weak to be broken so easily. We are of Alpha blood and we cannot accept defeat so easily. And until you are with me I can face anything. Please I request you to give this mate bond a chance. They are our mates and I don’t want to give up on them so easily. Don’t you want our pups to have a complete family?”
As Adele thought about her pups she knew she can’t be so selfish to take them away from their fathers without even giving them a chance. She was completely defeated and slumped down on the floor and started crying. She was in so much pain and felt so helpless that she couldn’t do anything to get rid of this pain. She missed her family and her old pack. She felt so lonely and broken.
Chris who had been observing Adele very keenly saw Adele’s pupils continuously changing from green to gold and knew she was talking to her wolf. He was about to stop Adele from rejecting them but was happy to know her wolf didn’t allow her to do so. He just smirked and said, ” Your wolf understands the situation better than you do Adele. It would be good for you if you just listen to her”.
Alexa was so angry on hearing those words from Chris. Their pain did not matter to him at all, instead, he was mocking them. She took control and changed to her snow-white wolf. She wanted to attack him but she knew she cant attack her mate. She just gave a heartbroken howl of pain and jumped out of the window and ran towards the forest.