The Full Moon

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Chapter 8: Smarter than a cookie

Matthew’s POV

Anastasia fell asleep after the long talk we had.

She was giving me a panic attack when she asked about her “brother”, she’s not the type to like violence. If she knew that I kept him locked in a dungeon and almost killed him she’ll probably think I’m a monster and run away again.

I hear her lightly snoring, I look down and she’s just so beautiful. How did I get so lucky, “You mean we” Jake states. Okay how did we, get so lucky.

I was grateful that she wanted to live with me, not that I was going to let her go but it felt better that she wanfed to and not me forcing her.

I pull the covers over her and walk downstairs.

Matt, I have all the information” Jeffery mind-linked me

Come to the pack house” I mind-linked back

Do I leave Axel in the cell?” He asked

I wanted him dead but I need to punish him for what he did to Anastasia first before I do that.

Assign some guards so that he doesn’t escape, if he does. There will be consequences” I say

Yeah yeah, whatever” he sighed

One thing about Jeffery, he’s a laid back guy. He is strong and dependable. Whoever his mate is, they got lucky.

Soon after, Jeffery arrived.

“He gave me a list of names, there’s plenty on there”

“Did he give you a hard time?” I asked

“Not really, all I had to do was lie to him about letting him leave alive. He fell for it, I told him I can’t let him leave yet since we have to confirm if the names he gave us are real, surprisingly he just nodded.” He sighed
Jeffery was tired, I could tell. Well he’s always tired, but it looked like he hasn’t slept in days.

“When was the last time you slept?” I asked

“I don’t know, maybe 2 days ago? I was planning on going home last night to get some rest but a certain someone asked me to go to the dungeons to investigate a certain idiot” he muttered

“Whoops?”

He yawned, “I’m going to bed”
He got up and went down the hall and went into a room.

I chuckled, he must be fed up with me.

Atleast he got information off of that bastard, I would’ve beaten him until he gives me the answers. I guess he is naive for believing that Jeffery was going to let him free.

I walked upstairs to forget about that bastard, I walked into my room and see that Anastasia is no longer on the bed.

I panicked, “Anastasia? Anastasia!” I yell

“I’m in the bathroom!” She yells back.

Phew, I was worried that she left me for a second.

She walked out of the bathroom and asked “What’s wrong?”

“Nothing, I was just worried that you left me” I smiled at her

She chuckled, “I said I would stay”

She was right, “yes, yes you did”

“Let’s go to bed now” I let out a yawn

“Goodnight Matthew”

“Goodnight Anastasia”


Anastasia’s POV


I woke up to see that Matthew is gone, I turn to look at the time and it was only 7:43 in the morning .

Where could he have gone this early in the morning?
I went downstairs to take a look and I hear him talking to someone.

“Do you want me to get rid of him?” the unknown voice asked

“Not yet, I still have some unfinished business with him. He touched my mate” Matthew snarled

Wait, we’re they talking about Axel?
Okay okay, let me think this through. I’m Matthew’s mate, the only other male that has touched me besides Matthew and my own father is Axel. It couldn’t possibly be my dad, he’s in New York right now on some business trip. Was he going to kill Axel? Well no duh, he said not yet.

I hate Axel with a passion but I don’t think he’s completely bad, Beatrice was a bad influence so obviously he’ll be like her. I let out a sigh, I don’t know anymore. I shouldn’t get involved, it will only make things worse.

Suddenly I feel like someone hovering over me.

I look up and see Matthew standing over me, “Eavesdropping on us hun?” He smirked

Well shit, I was eavesdropping on them and I got caught. Technically it’s not my fault, all I did was walk downstairs and hear them talking. “I was not, you guys were talking loudly. Someone was bound to hear” I smiled innocently at him.

He laughed, “well, you’re a smart cookie aren’t you?”

“She outsmarted you in a matter of seconds” the guy said, I assume he’s Jeffery. I’ve seen him at the restaurant the other day with Matthew.

I guess he caught me staring at him, “oh sorry, my name is Jeffery, this big guy’s Beta”

“I figured” I say

He let out a laugh, “you’re smarter than you look, I’m looking forward to the future ahead of us”

He sounds intelligent and a bit old for his looks. He looks like he’s in his early twenties or late teens, he doesn’t look that much older than me.

“How old are you?” I asked him

“How old do you think I am?” He questioned

I think he’s between 18-20, but I think he's quite young judging by his style and looks. There is one thing that gives it away, his posture. He’s shoulders are slightly down more, he has one hand in his pocket and his right foot is more forward. Matthew stands a bit different, he has a more straighter back and the posture is slightly different meaning he’s probably 20, “You’re 19 aren’t you?” I say

I almost missed it but he slightly flinched but let’s out a laugh, “I’m 28, I’ll take that as a compliment”

He’s lying, he wouldn’t flinch if I got it wrong. “Why are you lying?” I questioned him

This time, both Matthew and Jeffery flinched. Seems like he did lie.

Jeffery looked the most shocked, “how did you know I was lying?”

“Yeah how did you know? Jeffery is the best liar I know” Matthew looked astonished

“Well for starters, you slightly flinched when I said you were 19. Concluding that you didn’t expect me to get it right. Second, the way you stand and posture gave it away that you were young. Lastly, your sense of style is up to the recent trend. Only people between 13-25 keep up with the trends. 28 year olds have a different trend that they follow”

Jeffery and Matthew laughed loudly, “You found yourself a smart mate”

“Indeed, then how old am I?” Matthew asked

“You’re 20, don’t try and lie” I know he’s gonna say he’s 22 or something.

“Haha, you are indeed smart” he laughed

I laughed at his statement, “so, are you going to tell me what you’re going to do to Axel?” I know it was a bit random but I was slightly curious. They were going to get rid of him but it’s been 2 days since he took away Axel, he would’ve killed him by now.

Matthew hesitated to answer but Jeffery ended up saying, “Axel has been involved in some drug deals,we’re trying to figure out who they are first before we punish him for his acts”

Seems like he’s telling the truth, I decided not to continue it because Matthew looks like he’s concerned.

“Matthew, stop looking worried. I don’t care what you do to Axel. Okay?”

A look of relief crossed his face, “Thank goodness, I thought you would hate me for keeping him looked up”

I let out a loud laugh, they both look at me with a confused look, “Sorry, but that was too funny. Seriously, Axel has kept me locked up for 4 years. I don’t think I will show that much remorse for him”

He let out a chuckle, “I see, why dont you make some breakfast. I’m going to go have a talk with Axel, okay?”

I narrow my eyes at him, I don’t think he’s just going to have a simple talk but it’s whatever. “Okay, be back soon”

He smiled, “I will”

He gave me a kiss and walked out, “Bye Luna” Jeffery waved

“Bye Jeffery”



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