Eternal Mystery

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Chapter 12: Kidnap

I was finally shown the kitchen. “Finally. Now if you wanted to impress me you would have shown me this place first. A girl’s best friend is food.” I told Kaden and let my eyes dart to every inch of the kitchen.

Marble countertops with light brown cabinets. There was an island in the center of the kitchen, which was my favorite part, that tied everything together.

“It’s beautiful,” I said. I let go of Kaden’s hand and the tingly feeling left as soon as I did. I ran to the fridge to find something to eat. “Ah, a turkey sandwich will work.”

I pulled out some turkey, bread, and cheese. I set the materials on the island and began to make my sandwich. I glanced up and saw Kaden starting at me with a smirk on his face.

“What?” I asked as I finished making my sandwich.

“Nothing,” He said. I put my sandwich down on the plate and looked at him.

“No, what do you have to say?” I snapped at him.

He didn’t say anything for a moment then he started laughing. My jaw fell open and I swear it hit the floor. “Stop laughing at me!” I yelled at him. I walked over from where my sandwich was and slapped him on his arm as hard as I could.

“I’m sorry, but the way you just ran into here and made you a turkey sandwich was funny.” He said finally calming down from laughing.

“How in hell was that funny?” I asked him.

He walked over to where my sandwich was before picking it up. “You were just like so happy to eat a single sandwich. Kyle and Dean can eat like 20 of these things. There’s nothing to them.” He said flopping my sandwich around before he... took a bite of it.

I ran over to him. “That was my sandwich you fucking idiot!” I shouted at him, jumping in the air trying to grab my sandwich back.

“Well, now it’s mine, thank you very much, sweetheart.” He said smiling my direction. I finally gave up.

I walked out of the kitchen and towards the front door. “Wait!” Kaden said and started to run after me. I opened up the front door and took a step out onto the porch when Kaden grabbed my arm and spun me around.

“What?” I said to him, crossing my arms over my chest.

“I’m sorry I took your sandwich.” He said. I rolled my eyes before turning back around and heading down the stairs. I started heading towards the woods. I need to take a walk. It’s about 6:30ish or so, I’ll make it back in time for nightfall.

“Where are you going?” Kaden shouted from behind me.

“Away from here! I need to take a walk.” I said and continued walking. I knew he was coming after me. “Alone Kaden, go do Alpha business or whatever.”

I kept on walking and didn’t hear footsteps behind me. I had walked far into the woods and the sun began to set making the woods look scary and it didn’t help that it was foggy either.

I didn’t stop walking though, kept on going until my legs got tired. I had no clue as to where I was at either.

I leaned up against a tree and looked up at the night sky. Clouds covered some parts of the sky, but you could see the millions of stars that covered the blue blanket.

Snap!

I quickly turned in the direction I thought I heard it coming from. My heart began to pound fast against my chest. “Run Alayah!” Cassie shouted and for once I listened.

I ran as far as my legs could carry me. “If you shift you’ll be a lot faster,” Cassie commented.

“No, I’m not going through that pain again,” I told her.

Not paying attention I tripped over a large tree root that was sticking out of the ground. As I got up someone or something grabbed me from behind and placed a cloth over my mouth and within a few seconds black dots clouded my vision and I passed out.

~0-o-0~

I woke up with a headache. I tried to move my hands but they were bounded by rope or something and was tied around my back. “What the hell?” I stated.

“Where am I?” I asked aloud, but I doubt anyone could hear me. My ankle was throbbing where I had hit it once more last night.

There wasn’t much in the room. I saw a bookshelf in the left corner and a table in front of me with a chair on the other side. This reminds me of a police movie and I’m the character in the questioning room waiting for a cop to come in and question me.

The swinging of the heavy metal door knocked me out of my trance. Walked in was a man and a woman in around their early 40s or late 30s.

“Good you’re finally awake Alayah.” the man said to me.

I glared at them both. “Who are you people and why did you kidnap me?” I yelled.

“Now darling, is that a way to talk to your parents?” the woman said. Parents?

I looked at them as if they were crazy, which they were. “Yeah right,” I said laughing. “My parents are dead. So whoever you guys are, just stop pretending.”

They both looked at one another before turning and looking back at me. “No, we are very much alive Alayah Grace Kennedy.” the woman who claimed to be my mother said.

“H-How do you know my name?” I asked.

They both laughed for a moment. “We are your parents sweetheart, how else would we know your name.”

I wish I could jump out of this seat, but everything I tried to rip out of the ropes a sting caused my struggling to stop.

“Oh I wouldn’t do that if I were you.” the woman said.

I shot her a glare. “Why not?” I snapped.

She looked at me as if I was stupid. “It’s laced with wolf’s bane, therefore you can’t break out.”

I stopped struggling for good this time. “Why did you kidnap me? What do you want?” I asked them.

“Well, technically we didn’t kidnap you.” the man said. “You are our daughter and therefore you are supposed to stay with us, it’s very illegal for a minor, such as yourself, to be on your own.”

“Well then why did you just now try to find me? Huh?” I snapped at them once more.

The woman came over towards me before stopping directly in front of me. “We knew you’d become a werewolf soon enough, darling. For some odd reason, you haven’t shifted yet like every normal 13-year-old goes through.”

I laughed in her face at that one. “Like you don’t know why,” I said narrowing my eyes at her. She looked at me in shock for a moment before quickly covering it up.

“Nevertheless, you are to still live with us because you’re yet to turn 18 so therefore you aren’t allowed on your own.” the man said.

“No, I live with my mate,” I said back to them. I mean, I’m not lying to them, I do live with him, sort of, and he is my mate, but not in a million years will I feel that way about him, ever.

They both looked at me in shock. “You’re too young to have a mate Alayah,” the woman said.

“How come? I mean I am different you know, do I have to spell it out for you?” I said looking at the woman. She didn’t say a word.

“So you guys are just going to keep me tied up here? Wow, what kind of “parents” are you?” I said to them.

They just looked at each other. “Alayah,” Kaden’s voice filled my thoughts. I totally forgot to ask him about the mind talking thing.

“Kaden,” I responded to him.

“I’ve been trying to contact you for the last 3 hours, where are you?” He said. I could tell there was worry in his voice.

“What are you doing?” the man said pointing at me. I looked at him confused.

“What do you mean?” I asked him curiously.

He sighed. “You were making a face just now, why?” He said narrowing his eyes at me.

“Nothing,” I said to him.

“Alayah!” Kaden’s voice shouted through my mind once more.

“Wait a minute Kaden, I’m trying to deal with these people here, so would you shut up! I think they can tell I’m talking to you, but I don’t know.”

“Who are they?”

“They claim they are my parents, but I don’t believe them,” I told him.

“Do you have any clue as to where you are at?” Kaden asked.

“Nope,” I said and resumed looking at the two people in front of me.

“If I’m really your daughter then you need to untie me and start explaining, now,” I said to them.

The man came around and untied my hands. They hurt like hell. “Finally, you know that hurt right?” I said to him.

“Alayah, you are to stay here with us. No going back to that supposed mate of yours. Which like I said earlier, you’re too young to have your mate. No further discussion.” the man said beside me.

“Follow your mother to your new room. You may decorate it as you wish later. For now, you need to sleep, it’s about 11 pm.”

My ‘father’ left the room. “Come on, let’s go, sweetheart,” my ’mother said to me.

I didn’t put I a fight, for now at least. My room was upstairs and the third door on the right. “Good night honey, love you.” ‘Mom’ said to me.

“Night,” I said back to her before she left the room.

I slumped down on the bed when Kaden returned to my thoughts.

“Alayah, are you okay?” He said to me. Ugh, can’t I just get some sleep!

“Fine. Now when are you going to get your furry little ass over here? I’m tired of these people already.” I said to them.

“First I need to know where you are at.” He pointed out.

I looked out the window to see if I can see something to give him a hint, but nothing came to my mind.

“I don’t see anything right now, it’s like 11 at night. Look, I’ll talk to you tomorrow Kaden, I’m tired. Night.”

“Alayah, don’t shut me out.” Kaden’s voice pleaded.

“I’m not shutting you out. I just think this is something that should be discussed tomorrow. For all I know, I could be back at home sleeping and this could be a really bad dream.” I said to him.

“It’s not a dream Alayah.” He corrected me. “Just get some rest baby, I’ll see you hopefully tomorrow,”

When he called me baby my heart fluttered with excitement and joy.

“Tomorrow,” I whispered before shutting my blue eyes and drifting off into a dream, more like a nightmare.

Until tomorrow...

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