Once dad opened the door, it was like something you'd see in a dream. Everyone decorated their houses with hanging lights that shined beautifully in the afternoon. They even decorated the bushes close to their houses.
Lanterns were hanging on poles, pups were playing with sparklers. I could smell the amazing food leading to the packhouse. Everything was just so breathtaking that I couldn't help but smile.
"They really went all out." Cage said with a sly smile spread across his face. My big brother Tristan groaned in agreement.
"Alright everyone lets get going to the packhouse." My dad said, taking mom's hand. Tristan picked up Tala so she could see everything better.
As we started walking to the packhouse, I couldn't help but watch mom and dad holding hands. The love they show each other is amazing, growing up I wanted that kind of love for me and my mate. I always wondered what my mate would be like.
I'm guessing my twin brother noticed I was watching them hold hands since he said "Thinking about love sis~?" He wiggled his eyebrows at me while I rolled my eyes and smiled at him.
"Do you ever wonder what your mate will be like?" I ask looking at the ground as we walk. It takes him a bit to respond before he says "I mean as long as she got a nice bod~" I look back up at him with an about-face. He smirks down at me playfully "I'm being serious." I smack his chest with a bit of force.
He chuckled and before I knew it, we were walking into the packhouse. Alpha Leo was walking toured us with great speed, giving my dad a bear hug once he reached us.
"It's been to long my friend!" He gave my dad a manly pat on the back before pulling away to look at his face. "My friend you have gotten old." A bright smile spread across his face, my dad groaning in disapproval. "You make a welcome home party for me then call me old." My dad gave him a look which made Alpha Leo smile even brighter.
As Alpha Leo was about to say something a pack member came up and said: "Alpha everything is ready." Alpha Leo turned to the pack member saying "Alright thank you." The pack member bowed before leaving.
Alpha Leo then turned back to my family "Tonight is a celebration for your return! I will not keep you from having fun." He smirked playfully, turning in the direction in which the pack member came. "Follow me so we can get this party started!" The Alpha walked with pride as we followed after him.
Once we got out to the back of the packhouse, I saw a long table of different kinds of food, lanterns scattered everywhere, music playing while people were dancing and eating together.
As I was in awe from everything Alpha Leo clinked his glass silencing everyone to a complete stop. Everyone looking in the direction of their alpha.
"I want to officially announce the return of my Beta and his family!" Alpha Leo said with a war cry, making everyone cheer with him.
Some of the pack started to surround my mom and dad. I'm sure to ask them questions about everything. My siblings and I walked away from the crowd that was forming around them. My brother Tristan let Tala down so she could go play with the other pups that were playing with sparklers.
Tala pulls on my dress slightly, so I go down to her level. She smiled at me cutely before placing a little kiss on my cheek, then running with much excitement to the little group of pups.
"I'm going to go talk with some packmates I haven't seen in a while." Tristan gave me a kiss on the head before leaving.
As I was watching him walk away with a small smile on my face, my brother Cage pulls his arm from mine. He starts to walk away before I say "Where are you going?" I asked watching him turn back to face me.
"To have fun~" He said with a devilish smirk which put a warning glare on my face. "You better not bring a she-wolf home." I cross my arms glaring at him.
"Who said I was bring her home~?" He teased, turning back and walking away. I roll my eyes as I watch him. "I swear what am I gonna do with him."I said to myself while walking over to the table of food. I grab myself a drink before turning and bumping into someone. Thankfully I didn't spill my drink.
"I'm so sorry." I looked up into a pair of sea-blue eyes, I was shocked to realize who it was. "Ash?" I questioned looking up into his face. He smiled a breathtaking smile "It's been awhile Cressa."
My eyes widen in shock, the Ash I knew was a weak boy even though he was the alpha's son. But the Ash before me was big with muscles! He wore a tight casual shirt that showed the outline of his new muscular chest.
I was in awe a bit before jumping into his arms, forgetting I had a drink in my hand which spilled to the ground. "Damnit." I sighed, hugging his strong neck.
He chuckled from my outburst hugging me back tightly. "Who are you?!" I say putting my now empty cup back onto the table. He laughs softly "After you left, me and dad did some hard training, was fucking hell."
You could say Ash and I are childhood friends since his the Alpha's son and I'm the Beta's daughter we saw each other often. We became really good friends, even after I left he texted me almost every week or month.
"I bet!" We both laugh knowing how hard his dad can be. "Want to dance?" He raised a brow while extending his hand to me.
I place my hand softly into his "I would like that very much kind sir~" I say playfully remembering the many dance lessons are dads would give us. Ash was always bad at it, so I'm curious to see if he steps on my toes like he did when we were little.
He takes my hand gently, leading me into the middle of the dance floor. At first, we were doing crazy dance moves, Ash even did a belly dance, which I was raining money on. It was great, it felt nice just to let loose and laugh, and just be crazy.
Before I knew it the music changed to a slow song, in which I was about to move off the dance floor before Ash put an arm around my waist. It was then that I realized how tall he had gotten.
He looks down at me with caring eyes as I place my hand on his broad shoulder and intertwining our fingers with each other. He bends down to my ear and whispers softly as we sway side to side.
"You look really beautiful tonight Cressa." The way he said my name made shivers run down my spine. I laid my head into the crook of his neck blushing a bit while dancing slowly together.
Everything felt so good and right in that moment before I heard something I would never forget.
The screams of my pack members.
Ash shot up his head in alert looking in the direction of the screams.
My wolf Cara whimpered and growled.
"Who?" I asked but she didn't answer.
While I was trying to understand what she meant a pack member turned the music off and screamed "We're being attacked! Get ready to fight!"
I looked at Ash with terror in my eyes "Tala!" I looked over to where she was playing with the other pups, but she was nowhere to be seen. "Tala!" I screamed out her name while looking around for her, other pack members passing by me to help with the fight.
As I was running around looking for Tala, Ash grabs both of my arms forcing me to look into his eyes. Tears were edging to spill out not knowing where she was.
"Listen to me Cressa, I'm sure one of the omega females took the pups under the packhouse." He says as his sea-blue eyes stare right through me. He cupped both of my cheeks with his hands "Go under the packhouse and watch the pups." He kissed my forehead tenderly before running full force to the fight.
It took me a minute to process what was going on before I sprinted to the direction of the fight. Like hell I'm going to hide away while my pack members risk their lives!
Once I got to the fight it was like something out of a nightmare. My pack and the other were fighting in wolf form, I saw flesh and fur being ripped off. The smell of blood was already intoxicating the air. Some wolves were laying on the ground lifeless. Seeing many scream in terror as they try to run away.
In the mix of the chaos, I see my father fighting a pure black wolf, the color of the night sky. He was twice the size of my father. I was unable to look away, my heart was racing in my chest and before I knew it my feet were running to my father and the mysterious black wolf.
The black wolf had my father to the ground using his paw to hold his head down, getting ready to rip out his throat. "PLEASE DON'T!!" I screamed, but it was like the wolf could sense that I was coming even though I was a yard away.
When our eyes met I froze in place. I think the black wolf mind linked his pack because the chaos around me stopped.
My heart was pounding in my chest as I felt Cara getting excited from meeting this wolf.
Before I knew it the black wolf shifted and we said together.
Once I saw his human form I knew who he was right away, Luca Owen. He's the alpha of the Midnight Blood Pack. Their name says it all, the only time they attack is at night. They leave many dead, weakness is not accepted. Every one of its members are strong even the omegas. His a bloodthirsty monster who loves to kill and fight. I've heard that he even killed females and pups.
My legs were trembling realizing who my mate was, the other half of me is Satan himself.
He looked at me blankly before turning back to my father who was still in wolf form, he was holding him by the throat even though Luca was still human. The power he has is terrifying, I saw his claws extend and before I can even say anything he rips my father's throat out.
I scream falling to the ground mortified as I watch my fathers lifeblood leave him. I couldn't think I could only act, I stand up shaking a lot as I try to run to my father, but before I could get to him Luca grabs me by the chin, my father's blood which was dripping from his hand now on my face.
Tears fell down my cheeks, smelling my father's blood and looking into the eyes of his killer and my mate. "Please.." I sobbed out to my mate, not knowing what else to do. I hated that his touch sent electric shocks throughout my body even with my father's blood.
"Let me help him.." I try to fight off more sobs that keep trying to leave my lips. I run my hand up his forearm that held my chin, seeing that he stiffened. He must feel the electric shocks from my first touch.
"I'll do whatever you want, I won't fight back. I'll be a good mate, anything just please let me help him!" I was getting desperate, my dad doesn't have much time if he isn't dead already.
Luca looked at me coldly as he said: "You will not touch him, but I will allow you to get someone to help him." After he finished his sentence, I mind linked my mom and told her to get here with the pack doctor quickly.
I hated that his voice sounded so pleasing to me. What did I do to deserve this?
I smelt her before I saw her, Luca wrapped his large hand around my neck, pushing my back up against his large chest. It felt cool against my back as I looked at my mom. My two brothers by her side.
They all looked at me in shock "Mom! Help him his dying!" I cried out tears falling down my face mixing with my father's blood.
Once Luca saw that my mother had brought the doctor, he tightened his grip on my neck as he started to take me away.
"Cressa!" My twin cried out starting to run after us. I yell back afraid of what Luca could do "STAY AWAY!" More tears falling from my face as I watch my twin brother stop in his tracks his face in pain, he knew who was holding me by the neck.
Me and Luca were far enough away so that the doctor could him my father. Lucas pack started to head back into the woods from which they came.
I watch as I see my pack members help my father, both my brothers and mom looking out to me with pain on their faces and tears in their eyes.
I heard my mother say "Oh my baby.." As tears fell from her cheeks.
I looked back at all of them and yelled sounding stronger than I felt "Tell Tala and dad that I love them! I love you all so much!" Tears fell from my eyes as Luca let go of my neck and took hold of my wrist tightly. Leading me into the woods and forever saying goodbye to the life I knew.