Forcefully Mated

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Chapter 17

Annabelle's point of view


Bright light shone in my eyes causing me to open my eyes, but I closed them as soon as they were opened. I slowly open them and adjust them to the light. I sigh, get up and go to the bathroom.

A thought stops me mid way. Who opened the curtains? I turn on my heels as I hear someone clearing their throat. Of course it's Xavier. Anyone could tell it from his deep voice.

"Good morning… Well it's almost afternoon but oh well." he says to which I look at him with wide eyes. I look at the clock to see it's almost 12. What in the world? I have never slept for this long. I sigh. I'm sure breakfast was already over, Lilliane must have been hurt not seeing me. I feel so bad.

I go to the bathroom not before muttering a little good morning to Xavier. I do my daily routine and wear a black polka-dot dress with black heels. They weren't so high, just a little bit.

I go outside and look around to see Xavier has already disappeared. What am I supposed to do now? I sigh and decide to sit down on the bed when I hear Xavier's voice in my head.

Me and Drake had some matters to discuss so I'm in his office. Your breakfast will shortly be there, after that you can go to Lilliane's room.

I nod my head but I feel bad that they have to bring my breakfast here. They must think I'm an arrogant and spoiled Luna with 'high standards'.

Ok. I will meet Lilliane after breakfast. But when will you be coming back?

I ask. I didn't ask because I wanted him to come back. I just wanted to know how much time I could spend with Lilliane. I really wanted to be with her. Am I getting too clingy? I think so. I shouldn't be. But I just like her even though I haven't known her for long but she's just so nice.

I'll be back in a few hours. Ok now I'm gonna go. Bye take care…

You too.

I say and cut off our mind link. A knock snaps me out of my thoughts of being too clingy. I know it's probably the maids bringing my breakfast. I get up and open the door. I wasn't going to say come in, that would just make me look more 'not nice'.

I look at the girl standing in front of me. She was probably twenty or so. She looked at me and gave me a polite smile which I returned. I moved aside so she could enter. She put my breakfast on the table and then looked at me.

"If you need anything madam. Please tell me. I'll be here at your service." I smile and feel a little embarrassed that I'm making people do my work. I was never like that. I'm still not.

"No, I don't need anything. Thank you, have you had breakfast?" I ask, maybe I could ask her to join me for breakfast. Wait, what am I even doing?

She laughs and smiles at me saying that she already ate. She then bids me farewell and leaves not before reminding me that I should call her if I need anything.

I sit down and eat breakfast while lost in my thoughts. After finishing breakfast, I get up and decide to go to Lilliane’s.

I knock the door and shortly I hear someone get up and open the door, I smile as I see Lilliane. She looks so pretty in her sky blue dress. When she looks at me, her eyes light up and she pulls me inside.

"Goddess, I was so bored! But now you are here! What should we do?" she says happily and I laugh a little. She is so much like Selena. If Selena was here, she would be surprised.

"I don't know to be honest. Anything would be fine." I say because I really don't know what to do. Lilliane puts her finger on her chin and pretends to be lost too deep in her thoughts when suddenly her eyes light up even more and she looks at me with a big, bright smile.

"We should go outside! And meet pack members! I have to do that anyway so why not do it. We could hang out and meet them too. Isn't it a good idea?" she says to which I nod. It is a good idea. Although, I never hung out and met my pack members. It did sound fun.

Liliiane squealed and grabbed my hand. I laughed at her excitement and we swiftly went downstairs. As we were going downstairs, any maid that would cross Lilliane would say hi to them. She really will be a great Luna. All the maids would smile and greet her too. Everyone loves her, she's just so nice.

We go downstairs and outside to the gardens. There were kids playing around. They would stop whatever they were doing when they saw their Luna. A little girl came up to Lilliane and I recognized her as Rose. I smiled at her. She looked at me and smiled.

"Hello Luna! And hello ma'am! I remember you! You got scared of Fluff. Right?" I laugh at that as Lilliane looks at me and laughs too. Of course this was embarrassing but I didn't care.

"Hello and yes I am the one who got scared of your cat. I'm Annabelle by the way." I said crouching down to her level. She smiled brightly and forwarded her hand for me to shake which I shook with pleasure.

"I love your and Luna’s eyes and hair" she said and looked at Lilliane who chuckled and ruffled her hair. Rose giggled sweetly and ran away playing with the other kids.

We were just going around and meeting pack members when this group of boys came to us. When they saw Lilliane, their eyes lit up and they looked at their Luna with adoration and respect.

One boy came up and hugged Lilliane. I looked at him with wide eyes, was he allowed to do that? When Lilliane saw him coming, she smiled brightly and hugged him back. They hugged for a few seconds while I just stood there awkwardly.

Lilliane stopped hugging the boy and looked at me with her bright smile. The boy looked at me and smiled kindly too which I returned, well mine was more like a ghostly smile but it was there…. I think.

"Ann, this is my little brother, Chase. Chase, this is Annabelle, the mate of alpha Xavier from the red dawn pack." she said and I nodded in realization and suddenly felt embarrassed. What was I even thinking? It was her brother. He looked around my age, probably a year or so older.

"Hello ma'am" he said and did a little boy to which I smiled and chuckled awkwardly. This felt weird. I was just a normal girl…. Was. Now everything has changed. I am no longer that happy girl I used to be. I no longer want a mate. I am no longer the immature girl I used to be.

"umm Lilliane, can I talk to you? It's important.'' Chase said now being all serious. Lilliane looked at him with a frown that matched mine. I surely didn't want to be alone in this pack. But I couldn't just be like 'oh Lilliane don't you leave me even if it's important'.

"umm Ann, I'll be back in a sec, okay?" Lilliane said to which I nodded and gave her a small smile. She returned my smile and left with her brother. My smile slowly started fading as I saw her leave making it turn into a frown soon.

"Do you want company, sweetheart?" I jumped at the voice and out my hand on my heart to calm my rapid beating. I turned around to look at the owner of the voice and came face to face with a boy around my age, instinctively I took a few steps back.

"Who are you?" I said rudely. I mentally said sorry to the guy but I wasn't going to be all nice so he could take advantage of me. The smirk that was plastered on his face reduced a fraction at my question but it was still there.

"I'm Aaron." he said to which I nodded and spun on my heels but was stopped when he grabbed my upper arm. This caused my heart rate to spike up and my breathing started getting heavier. I snatched my arm out of his hand and glared at him to which he frowned.

"How dare you? Get away from me! Don't you know I have a mate? You-you bad guy!" I Said and mentally smacked my forehead for that 'insult'. Seriously, bad guy? Did I really just say that?

I looked at him again with a glare but he was looking like he was trying to control a laugh. This made the confidence I had in my crumble a little bit. I still composed myself.

"I'm sorry. I didn't know you had a mate. I'm incredibly sorry." he says apologetically to which I nod and sigh but soon his face turns pale as he looks behind me. I look at him in confusion and worry, is he alright?

I turn around and my face pales too as I see the reason for him being pale. There stood Xavier with a deathly glare. He was looking at the joy like he was going to kill him any second. Then his glare shifted to me.

In our room, now!

He technically growled in our mind link making me tremble in fear. What is he going to do now? I didn't do anything. But will he listen to me? Of course not. But this time I'm not going to be afraid. I'll be strong. I'll not cry like I used to. I'll stand up for myself. I'll stand up for myself. I chanted over and over in my mind as I took baby steps towards him. He was still looking at the boy with his glare.

Suddenly I felt someone hold my arm again. Oh goddess, is this boy trying to get himself killed? I turned around and was ready to ask him to go but instead of the boy, I saw Lilliane. She looked at me with a frown.

"Where are you going?" she asked and I was about to answer when an arm wrapped itself around my waist tightly and I was pulled into my mate’s chest. His hold was tight but just enough so no one could notice.

"I'm sorry Lilliane but Annabelle doesn't seem to be feeling good. She mind linked me that she didn't feel well so I came to get her." he said with a calm voice that almost sounded sweet. But I knew what was going to happen.

Hearing this, Lilliane's frown deepened. She must be worried now. Great. She left my arm and smiled at me and Xavier.

"Okay, we will hang out later. Hope you feel better soon Ann." Lilliane said smiling and I tried to return her smile back but I literally was so scared right now that I couldn't even move. I was frozen.

"Oh she will. Now please excuse us. We will take our leave for now." Xavier said to which Lilliane smiled and nodded. She left after bidding me farewell. And that is when the real fear started creeping in.

"Be prepared angel" Xavier lowered his head and whispered in my ear. His voice sounded so dark and sinister. This just scared me even more. Oh Goddess, please help me…. No why am I even asking you? You never helped me. What did I ever do wrong? I tried to be good but I guess not.

Well here starts my hell….

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