THE POWER STRUGGLE (BOOK TWO)

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Chapter 30

AMELIA

As I head for the infirmary, I pass Alec on the way.

“How’s Sophia?” I ask him.

“She’s doing much better. She’s with her parents now.”

“I know I’m going to join David, he wanted to talk to me.”

He nods. “Now that you know how to do it feel free to mind-link all three of us if you need to.”

“Yeah, but I don’t think I’ll need it.” I reply.

We both start walking in opposite directions again. I open the door to the infirmary and David comes out just as I am about to enter.

“Perfect timing.” He says to me.

“Yeah.”

“Shall we talk as we walk?” He asks.

I nod and we head outside the pack house.

“Have you thought about my proposal for the Alpha spot?” He asks me breaking the silence.

“I’m going to turn it down. I’ve thought it through and I think that spot belongs to Tom, I know how hard he’s worked for it.”

“I figured you’d say that. He’ll be pleased and relieved to hear it.” He says as he looks at me with a wide smile.

I’m quite surprised, I thought he wanted me to accept as he kept asking Noah if I had made up my mind.

“I thought...”

“That you’d accept it?” He asks me, cutting me off.

I nod.

“The only thing I want is for each of my children to be happy. I see you’ve found your place here with Noah and you’ll make a perfect Luna. I had to offer you the position of Alpha of the Night Pack since you knew I was your father.” He pauses as he looks at me. “If I’m going to be completely honest with you, I didn’t want us to end up in the same situation as the Blue Moon Pack with Christian.”

“Because I would have been entitled to claim the Alpha spot.” This time it’s me cutting him off.

“But when I asked you, I thought you were going to turn me down straight away but you took your time to think about it and with Blue Moon Pack looking for land to build housing I thought maybe Noah would push you to accept.” He explains.

“Noah never told me what to do. He knew it wasn’t his decision to make.”

“I understood that when I asked him several times and he told him to talk to you.” He sighs. “The goddess of The Moon chose you well.”

He looks thoughtful and before I can we are interrupted by his phone ringing.

“It’s Tom, I have to take this.” He says, showing me the screen.

After his brief conversation with Tom, he turns to face me.

“We should get back, if you want to get ready for your dinner tonight. I wouldn’t want to be the cause of your tardiness.” He says to me with a wink.

Back at the pack house, I go to our room to get ready. When I walk through the door, I am not surprised to see that Noah is already there.

His eyes meet mine instantly.

“So how did it go?” He asks me as he approaches me.

“Well pretty well I must say. He expected me to turn down the Alpha spot and I got the impression that he was rather relieved that I did.”

Noah hugs me and kisses the top of my head.

“I’m glad it went well. You should get ready, we don’t want to keep your grandparents and mother waiting.”

I quickly change my clothes, putting on jeans, a white blouse and a pair of flat shoes.

We pass my grandparents and my mother coming down the stairs.

As we sit in the small living room, we have an aperitif and I decide to cut the crap right away. I’m dying to know more about the fact that I could heal quickly even before I was a werewolf and, above all, whether I could heal others.

I sit on the couch between my grandparents.

“Grandma I know mum told you why I wanted you to come.”

She nods, “You want to know more about our abilities.” She looks at my grandfather and he nods at her. “I already told you the story of my mother, well after she completely healed from her wolf attack, she very quickly realized that her wounds healed very fast. One day when our tribe was fighting against another, many people were injured. So many injured, she was the tribe’s healer and she found herself overwhelmed.” She takes a sip of her drink. “She has an idea and she cut her hand open and let her blood flow into a soldier’s wound.” She pauses. “And his wounds healed within minutes and he was able to rejoin the battle again and lend a hand to his brothers.”

Noah and I were speechless, when my gaze met my mother’s I knew she already knew this story.

“And from that day on, each fighter would leave with a small vial of her blood when they went into battle. But this has always been a very well-graded secret in our tribe. Can you imagine what would have happened if someone outside the tribe had known about it? And when I came of age, I took over and became a healer. When we lived near the Night Pack but also when we moved to California.”

“Who knows about this?” Noah asks.

“A few tribal elders that's all. It’s been years since Ama has had to use her gift to heal anyone.” My grandfather replies.

“You think I could do it too?” I ask my grandmother.

“There’s no reason you can’t. It’s in your blood, little one.” She tells me with a wink.

I look at Noah and I can see in his eyes the wheels coming into place and think of a plan of action.

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