I heard a knock on my door later that night as I was sitting in bed reading. “Come in!” I hollered and my mom walked into my room and sat on my bed.
“Did you think I would forget out little talk we need to have?” She asked.
“I was kind of hoping.” I said smiling.
She laughed and pulled me into her side like she did when I was a little girl, “You’ve grown up so much, you’re not my little pup anymore.” I could tell she was trying not to tear up. She cleared her throat and continued. “Firstly I want to say how happy I am that you have found your mate. I know what it’s like to find them and how wonderful it makes you feel, so I am very happy you have found him. I hope you believe me when I say that.”
“I do.” I could tell she was being sincere and meant every word.
“Good. Now, with that being said, you are in a pickle. Correct me if I am wrong but that handsome man that I caught sneaking in your window isn’t fully human is he?” I shook my head no in response.
“Does the other part of him resemble a fish like appearance?” She asked. Once again I responded with only shaking my head yes.
“I thought so. To tell you the truth I was a little star struck once I caught more of his scent and realized he wasn’t human, I’ve never met a mer before. He’s very handsome also.” She looked at me and smiled.
“Yes he is.” I agreed.
“All that aside. Annie, you know he can’t be Alpha. He’s not a werewolf, or even human. There’s no telling what will happen to him if you were to mark him.”
“Hopefully he will turn human like the fairy did.” I said.
“Fairy? What fairy?” My mom asked. Oops, I hadn’t meant to let that slip.
“Um… I mean… No…. I…. uh.” Mom put her hand up to silence my stuttering.
“Annie I already know how capable you and your friends are at finding out information when you need it, so I can already guess that Scarlet has gotten her hands on information that she is not supposed to have. I won’t say anything to her parents but I would suggest you advise her to not do it anymore.” I nodded that I would. “Okay, now, tell me what Scarlet found out.”
I told my mom the story about the wolf and the fairy. “Do you by any chance know more of the story?” I asked her once I had finished.
“Scarlet must have had to dig deep in the records to find that. I don’t condone the snooping but you have good friends Annie.” My mom said sighing. “You two have a tricky road ahead of you, you need a Alpha and Troy will need a queen.”
My head whipped up, “How did you know his dad was the King?”
“We know all about the Alexanders.” She said.
“You do?! How come you never said anything? And how come the pack doesn’t know about them? Or that there are others like us out there? I’m going to be Luna, why wouldn’t I be informed?” I questioned.
My mom shook her head. “Scarlet found all this out I assume?” I shrugged my shoulders not wanting to put my friend in danger of getting in trouble.
“I’m going to assume that since you know all these other details that you know about the treaty also, that no other being is to be on our land. Correct?”
“Yes I know. What I don’t know is why.”
“To prevent something like this from happening again.” She said. I perked up hoping she would finished the story, I wasn’t disappointed.
“As you already know, there was a wolf and fairy that were mates. When he marked her she lost all of her fairy capabilities and became human. Stronger than a normal human but still only a human. That’s not where the story ends though, the wolf wasn’t just a regular wolf, and he was an Alpha.” That was something Scarlet had not found out. I leaned forward listening as mom finished the story.
“Alpha Bryan was his name, he was leader of a great pack in Colorado. His mates name was Sicily, the pack loved her as their Luna even though she lost all her fairy abilities and was only human. They lived happily for many years, had pups and grand pups. Their children were normal humans, they didn’t inherit any of the wolf qualities from their father. When their children found their wolf mates and had pups, it was the same thing, normal human children.” Mom paused and took a deep breath. “One day, they were attacked by hunters, not just a few of them but close to a hundred. Back then they resembled small army’s. Luna Sicily was in charge of protecting the young and elderly as all Luna’s do when there is an attack, but she was only human and was no match for the hunters. She was killed as was the whole pack, it was a massacre. You see the pack was weak, with so many humans in the pack it made them weak and unable to defend themselves. Nearby Alpha’s saw the massacre and made the decision to ban all others from coming into contact with our kind so that we may remain strong as packs and not become extinct. The others beings agreed to never step foot on our lands as long as we promised to never harm them or take their lands away from them. Everyone agreed and it was settled.”
I sat there stunned by my mom’s words. A whole pack killed because of a mate that was different. Different like my mate was. I looked to my mom with tears in my eyes. “What am I going to do mom?”
She leaned in and kissed my forehead. “I don’t know sweetie, I don’t know.”