Chapter 13: The Eternal Moon Pack
I woke up with someone knocking on my door, then proceeding to open it. “Leah, it’s time to wake up,” I heard my ‘mother’s’ voice push out.
“Why? It’s not like I’m being kept here against my will, oh wait, I am!” I spat out. I sent a glare in her direction before settling down back in the covers.
“Baby, I’m sorry this has happened to you, but you have to understand, your father and I are doing this to protect you.” She explained.
I gave her a sharp look, narrowing my eyes at her. “Don’t call me baby, that term is reserved for someone else.” I snapped at her. “Since when will this protect me? Keeping me lock up, yeah sure. Great way to earn a relationship right there.” I rolled my eyes.
“Alayah,” she said standing her ground I suppose. “you will obey your father and I. We are your parents. You will stay here and that’s final. Now get up and get dressed, it’s 6 am.”
I looked at her like she was crazy. “If you’d know me ‘mother’ then you’d know I don’t like waking up early, especially at 6 am. You want me to obey you and my ‘father’ then you better start treating me like your daughter, unlike for the last 13 years where I didn’t know if you were alive or not. I thought you guys abandoned me! 13 years of life without my parents can ruin someone’s trust completely.”
“That’s just crazy talk Alayah, get up and get dressed.” then she left the room without another single word.
I didn’t move out of that bed for another 30 minutes, I knew by now she’d be pissed off at me. I walked over to the closet to see what I would find. Inside was dozens of dresses. I hate wearing dresses.
I look and look to try to find a t-shirt or something. Seriously! I will not wear a dress, it’s against everything I believe in! I wore one to my aunt’s funeral, but that’s it. “Kaden always questions what we believe in.” Cassie’s voice perked up. It sounded faint and distant.
“Cassie, what’s wrong? You sound hurt.” I said to her completely ignoring her statement.
It took her a moment to respond. “I’m okay, Leah. Just last night when they took you, they drugged you with something that made me silent. I couldn’t speak to you at all.” Cassie said with little strength in her voice.
“They WHAT!” I shouted. I didn’t give a flying fish anymore about getting dressed or how messy my hair looked. I flung open my door and took off down the stairs. I didn’t know where I was going, but I had to find my so-called ‘parents.’
I flew through room after room. I got many weird looks, but I didn’t care, I kept on trekking. “‘Mother!’ Where are you!” I shouted throughout the house. Finally, I found her, running towards me as if in panic.
“What is it, sweetheart?” She asked, acting if she was worried.
“What the hell!” I shouted at her. “Why did you guys fucking drug me!” I looked her directly in the eyes, my blue eyes never leaving her green ones.
She looked down at the floor, embarrassed.
“Alayah, what’s wrong?” Kaden spoke up. “You’re angry, you need to calm down or you will shift.”
I didn’t answer him, I wanted to deal with the evil woman in front me. “I want answers, and I’m going to get them now,” I told her.
She let out a sigh. “We did it so you wouldn’t be distracted.” She confessed.
“Distracted, how?” I pushed her on.
“We didn’t need your wolf talking to you, trying to help you escape, so we suppressed her for about 5-6 hours it seems like. It should have lasted 12 hours, but apparently not.” She explained.
“You could have shifted for the first time, and I know you haven’t done that yet, so I needed to keep her down so you wouldn’t shift.”
So they don’t know I can shift, interesting. “So you drugged your own daughter to prevent her from doing something to free herself. That’s a terrible reason to do that!” I snapped at her causing her to flinch.
“Alayah! Answer me damn it!” Kaden’s voice echoed in my head.
“What Kaden! Can’t you see I’m trying to be angry at my supposed mother!” I snapped at him as well.
A growl formed in my throat, but I tried to suppress it. “Do you want to shift in front of your supposed mother?” He snapped right back at me.
“No, because she and my ‘father’ don’t know that I can shift,” I said back to him, which I think calmed both of us down a bit.
“Alayah,” ‘Mother’ said.
“What?” I said to her.
“Stop talking to your little boyfriend and listen to me,” She said to me. I looked at her in shock.
I stepped towards her. “How do you know that I’m talking to him, I could be talking to my wolf and he isn’t my boyfriend!” I said to her.
She laughed. She was laughing at me. “You don’t know a lot about this do you?”
I rolled my eyes. “More than you do,” I said sharply. She shot me a glare.
“You make two different faces when you’re talking with either of them. With your supposed mate you look like you are in love.” She pointed out. I started to laugh.
“I’m not in love with anyone!” I said to her. “Far from it.”
She didn’t laugh at what I said. “Okay, whatever you say. Now follow me, you need to get dressed.” She grabbed my hand and took me up the stairs.
“I’m not wearing a dress,” I told her as we entered my room. “I can’t stand to wear them.”
I told her. “Fine, but at least put on a different shirt,” She said and walked over to the dresser, which I failed to noticed before, and pulled out a simple white t-shirt.
“Brush your hair and teeth. We leave in 15 minutes.”
I looked at her. “Leaving where?” I asked her.
“To announce to the pack that the heir has returned home.” She said simply.
My jaw dropped. She can’t be serious. “Before you think I’m lying, I’m not, so hurry up.” ‘Mother’ left the room after that.
I finally snapped out of my trance when Kaden’s voice filled my ears. “Alayah, are you okay?” He sounded worried.
“I-I don’t know,” I said to him as I slipped on the white t-shirt and went to the connecting bathroom to brush my teeth and hair.
“What’s wrong baby?” He asked me. A single tear slipped down my cheek. My hands began to shake. I gripped onto the sink to keep myself from falling.
“I don’t want to be here! They are introducing me to the pack as the next in line Alpha,” I cried out to him. More and more tears slipped down my face. “I want to go home!”
I looked up at myself in the mirror and noticed my now tears stained cheeks. “Baby, I’m coming after you okay? I will rescue you no matter what.” He said which made me smile a little bit.
“How will you know where I am?” I asked him.
“When they take you out of their pack house, send me pictures through our mind link and I will decipher where you are at. You can’t be too far away,”
I can do that? “Okay, I hope to see you soon,” I whispered.
“Me too baby, me too,” Kaden said before our conversation stopped by a knocking at the door.
“Alayah! Let’s go, we are going to be late!” I heard my ‘father’ shout. I quick splashed water on my face and brushed my teeth. I dried my face and headed down the stairs.
There at the bottom stood my ‘mother’ and my ‘father.’
“You look, lovely darling,” my ‘father’ said.
“Thanks,” I muttered out harshly. “Can we go already?” I asked them.
With a slight nod, we headed out the door. Outside it was very green. Bright green grass spanning over a 5 or 6-mile field that seems never-ending. Trees lined up the edges of the vast open space. I took a mental picture and sent the picture to Kaden.
“I know what pack you are in.” Kaden’s voice rippled in my mind. Hatred was in his voice.
“Where?” I asked curious about why I heard hatred in his voice. He couldn’t hate me, could he?
“No, Leah, he doesn’t hate you, he hates this pack,” Cassie reassured me. Then what is he so angry about? She didn’t answer, but Kaden did.
“The Eternal Moon Pack.”