Chapter 3 ~ Mate
I groan and move onto my side. I expect my movement to be limited, due to my chains, but for some reason I move freely. My eyes flutter open and I look at my wrists, which are above my head.
There are no chains attaching me the headboard. I frown and then suddenly everything hits me all at once.
Uncle Jack sacrificing himself for me, shifting, killing those guards, escaping, getting attacked by a silver wolf. The last thing that I remember saying was mate.
I don't know what that is but I don't think it's good seeing as I'm trapped again.
I shot up and look around the room I'm in.
It's significantly bigger than the box I used to live in and a lot brighter. There's a huge set of glass doors to my right, which I'm guessing leads to a balcony.
On my left, there's several cupboards lined up against each other and in the far corner of the room is a set of drawers. In between them is another door, which I'm guessing is a bathroom.
I take note of how messy the room is. I'm clearly in someone else's. I mean, there's clothes scattered everywhere, the drawers are open and even a pair of boxers lying beside the bed.
Okay. So I'm in a room. Someone else's, most likely a male's. They probably don't know I'm awake, so I can use that to my advantage.
I try to stand but a huge jolt of pain hit me and I fall back onto the bed. I notice the white cast on my leg and then put my hand on the back of my head. I can feel a bandage and also dried blood that's matted into my hair.
I don't think I've ever wanted a shower more. I haven't had one for a few days, so I'm covered in blood, dirt, and the disgusting white stuff that Kyle made me swallow.
I look down and realise that I'm wearing someone else's shirt and a pair of shorts.
I smell the shirt to see if I recognise the scent and I'm instantly hit with peppermint and lavender. It's a weird combination but for some reason it's addictive.
I'm about to get out of the large bed, when I hear footsteps approaching. I quickly jump back into bed and try to listen to their conversation but I can't figure out what they're are saying.
I have werewolf hearing now. If I just concentrate hard enough, then I could make out the words they're saying.
I close my eyes and focus on the noises I can hear. I block out the irrelevant sounds like the birds chirping or the wind and centre my hearing to whoever is behind the door.
The noises slowly start to become words and I keep concentrating on their voices. There's two of them. Both men, and they have quite deep voices.
"You remember the plan right. Talk to her and then tell the alpha." Not another Alpha! I've only known Alpha Elijah but I know that Alphas were raised to be cruel and evil.
"I know but I have to give her a chance. She's my, you know." The second says and I notice how his voice gets quieter as another pair of footsteps walk by.
"You better hope she's not dangerous, otherwise she's dead and I don't think I'll be able to stop him. You know that rogues are a sensitive issue for my family." Shit! They're gonna kill me and I can't believe they think I'm a rogue.
Oli told me the at they were rabid wolves, who normally lived by themselves. They killed without reason and I know that my acts yesterday were quite couldn't but I killed because them guards hurt me.
What can I use as a weapon?
There's a lamp and clothes, that's pretty much it. I could strangle him with the clothes but that probably wouldn't work so I guess lamp it is.
The door handle slowly moves down and I quickly grab ahold of the lamp. As soon as the door swings open, I throw the lamp with as much strength as I can muster.
Unfortunately for me, they both duck just in time so the lamp smashes against the wall. I guess I'll have to go with plan B instead.
I grab a shirt and a belt I see on the floor and point it at them. I was expecting the men to be in their thirties but these boys look like they're mine and Oli's age.
The first one has brown hair, almost the same shade or mine and piercing blue eyes. He looks at me with a hatred and he's standing there with his arms crossed.
The second one, looks quite uncomfortable and is staring at me so intently, like I'm going to disappear. He has darker hair than the first, and is around and inch taller. He has deep brown eyes to match and for some reason I feel the urge to be in his arms.
"What do you want with me?" The second one takes a step towards me and I move my hand, that is holding the belt, back so that I can hit him with it. He notices my discomfort and stops moving.
He holds up his arms, like he's surrendering and I shift my body so that my back is against the headboard. "I'm not going to hurt you." He says calmly and I think about lowering the belt, but it could be a trick.
"Step any closer and I'll hit you with a belt and then strangle you with this shirt." He turns to look at his friend and they suddenly both burst out laughing.
"You seriously think you're a match for us. A rogue against two strong males." The one with blue eyes said and he let out a sigh of frustration.
"Just grab her Kaiden. Don't tell me you're actually scared of her." Kaiden. For some reason that name seemed to fit him perfectly.
Kaiden walked over to me and grab onto my arm. Suddenly, I wasn't in that room anymore. I was back in my old bedroom.
Elijah was holding my arm and he looked down at me with a rage. I pissed him off. Anytime I made him angry he always beat me till I was black and blue, no matter how much I screamed and cried.
"Please no. Not again. I'll be good, I'll be better." I could hear voices telling me to calm down, but I blocked them all out and surrendered myself to the darkness.
It was like every ordinary day. I was patrolling the borders, like usual, when I caught a scent.
It was different from the Red Moon's scent, so I knew that it was a rogue. As I got closer to the scent, I found myself became more and more addicted to it.
My wolf, Dylan, started to become restless for some unknown reason and kept trying to take control. "Calm the fuck down." I growled at him but he didn't respond and just carried on acting frantic.
I followed the scent, down to the lake and noticed a wolf hiding underneath the huge willow tree. I crouched down behind a bush and observed the wolf.
I couldn't really see much, but from what I knew it was definitely a female. Her alluring scent smelt like roses and jasmine. I took another whiff of it and my eyes turn pitch black.
Fur sprouts along my body and my bones start to crack. Shifting doesn't hurt as much as it used to, but it's still painful. I try and hold in a growl so that I don't tip off the rogue that I'm here.
Within a couples of minutes, I'm standing tall as a silver wolf. My wolf is bigger than average, which is quite usual as I haven't got a title. My family were invited to join the Red Moon pack when I was like four years old.
I instantly became best friends with the Alpha's two children, Jacob and Jade. We were like the three musketeers but a horrible incident occurred when we were children, so now it's just me and Jacob.
I miss Jade everyday. She was my best friend and I even used to have a crush on her.
Everyone knows the effect of Jade being taken, has had on her family and that's why Uncle Lex instructed me to help Jacob become a true alpha so that he can take over the pack.
Jade being taken hit Jacob the hardest.
He blames himself, but truthfully I blame me. I can still remember her cries for help and I'll always have a reminder of my failure from the scar on my chest from trying to save her.
I creep out of the bush so I can get a clearer look at her. I don't know what she's doing.
Most rogues, attack the pack or just trespass through pack territory's as fast as they can, but it's like this rogue doesn't care about getting caught.
She's just staring at the tree and observing the nature around her.
Even if she doesn't look like a threat, she's still a rogue. I crouch down, before pouncing up and sprinting towards the rogue.
For some reason, I can feel my heart beating faster as I get closer to her. Dylan keeps telling me to let him out and I'm struggling to keep control.
She turns around, but I manage to take her out before she can attack and we both roll out of the willow tree and into the ground. I land on top of her and my heart stops.
I've never seen such a beautiful wolf before. Her fur is gold and shimmers in the darkness.
"Mate." Dylan whispers and at the same time she passes out.
I shift back and quickly run to the willow tree. I pull out the spare clothes that I hide in between the branches and run back to my mate. She's shifted back now and her naked body is lying right in front of me.
Dylan is fighting to be let out but I block him out. The last thing I need is to lose control and let my horny wolf take advantage of my unconscious mate.
I pull on my joggers and then dress her in one of my tops and some shorts.
I notice how her body is covered in blood, dirt, scratches, bruises and other disgusting substances. Her breasts and chest are stained with a white substance, which I'm assuming is cum.
I can't wait to kill whoever did this to my mate.
I take a few deep breaths to calm myself down and take her small body into my arms. I run back to the pack house, with no effort at all. She weighs basically nothing and I can practically see her bones.
I know that I can't take her to Uncle Lex. He'll just throw her in the pack cells, or worse kill her. I can't take that risk but she needs medical help, urgently.
I need someone's help. Someone high up.
I place her in my bed and then quickly run back to lock the door. The last thing I need is someone walking in.
I pull out my phone and call the one person I know I can always count on. "Hello," His voice is groggy, which is not surprising seeing as it's three in the morning.
"I need your help. Come to my room." I could hear some shuffling on the other line and then ended the call.
A couple of minutes later, there was a loud knock on my door and I quickly open it. I pull him in, before he can ask any questions and shut the door.
"What the hell man? It's three in the fucking morning!" Jacob shouts and I quickly clamp my head over his mouth.
He gives me a confused look and I gesture to my mate. His eyes widen and I slowly remove my hand.
"Why have you got an unconscious girl on your bed? Don't tell me you killed her." I instantly shook my head and then ran my hand through my hair.
"Of course not. She's my mate." He took a deep breathe and then his eyes turned black.
"She's a rogue. Your mate is a rogue and you brought her here. Into our home. Kaiden are you crazy! If my dad sees her then,"
"He won't. At least not yet. I want to talk to her. She has all these marks over her body, like she's been tortured or something. She's my mate Jake, you know I can't just let her die. I've only known her for about an hour and I'm already so attached to her. Finding your mate is just like our parents described. Just thinking about not being able to be with her breaks my heart." He gives me a sympathetic look and then looks back at my mate.
For some reason I feel a bit jealous watching him look at her but then I remind myself that he's my best friend.
"Fine. I'll get the pack doctor her without my dad knowing but as soon as she wakes up, you need to talk to her and then tell my dad. I'll protect you both." He gives me a hug, before leaving. Whilst I'm waiting, I just sit on the bed and stare at my mate.
Her beauty is literally indescribable and for some reason she seems so familiar. Those lips and especially her eyes.
The door opens and I quickly shield her body with the covers. "Relax it's just me and I brought Bryan. I figured that if I went to Finn then he would probably tell dad." I nod and let Bryan get to work.
Bryan is a couple years older than us and is training to be than pack doctor. In a few years, he's going to take over from his father, Finn, who is the current pack doctor.
I watch carefully as Bryan cleans up her wounds on her head and leg and then starts to dress them. It only takes fifteen minutes before he's finished and he packs his things away.
"Kaiden, your mate is in a very fragile state. Her leg will take three weeks to heal and her head injury should take a week. I think that a rejection will kill her so if you're going to do it then, you should wait." My eyes darken and I growl.
"I'm not rejecting my mate." Jacob places a hand on my shoulder and I slowly calm down.
"Sorry, Kaiden. I didn't mean to offend you. Make sure that she cleans her dressings every day and when she wakes up let me check on her." I nod and watch as he leaves.
"Kaiden I think you should get some sleep. You can stay in my room and we'll lock the door so no-one can come in. We'll come back in the morning." I know that he's right.
I haven't slept at all yet and I need to be at my best when I talk to my mate for the first time. I place a small kiss on my mate's head and then leave to sleep in Jacob's room.
I end up sleeping for a couple of hours, before waking up again. I quickly throw on some of Jacob's clothes, brush my hair and teeth and then walk to Jacob's office. Like usual, he's doing work and I clear my throat to get his attention.
He tears his eyes away from his computer and get up to follow me. As we get closer to my room, I can feel excitement bubbling inside of me.
All I want to do is be able to hear her voice. Just once.
I'm about to unlock the door when Jacob places a hand on my shoulder to stop me. "You remember the plan right. Talk to her and then tell the alpha." Jacob always refers to his dad as the alpha whenever he thinks his dad is going to do something bad and I know that he's right.
I can't hide this from my alpha and the longer I do, the worse the consequences.
"I know but I have to give her a chance. She's my, you know." I lower my voice as a woman walks past. I'm guessing she's cleaning, due to the hoover in her arms.
"You better hope she's not dangerous, otherwise she's dead and I don't think I'll be able to stop him. You know that rogues are a sensitive issue for my family." I don't know if I can survive if Uncle Lex kills her.
I know that I won't be able stop him. No matter how strong I am, I'll never be able to beat my alpha.
Jacob unlocks the door and the first thing I see is a vase flying in our direction. We both duck and it smashes against the wall.
Jacob moves further into the room, whilst I stand further back so that I observe the whole scene. My beautiful mate is sitting on my bed, wearing my clothes and holding one of my shirts and a belt.
I can't help but stare at her and I try to memorise every single detail about her beauty.
"What do you want with me?" She spat with anger.
Wow, I did not expect that. Most females crave to please their mate and especially since she's a rogue. I thought she would be begging for her life.
I take a step towards her but she holds up the belt, as if she's about to hit me. I hold up my hands and try to stop myself from laughing at how cute she is.
"I'm not going to hurt you." I slowly say and I can see that I'm slowly breaking through her barriers.
"Step any closer and I'll hit you with a belt and then strangle you with this shirt." I'm taken aback at her harsh tone and her words don't register in my mind until I turn to look at Jacob.
We both burst out laughing and I can tell that it just fuels her anger.
"You seriously think you're a match for us. A rogue against two strong males." Jacob spat out and I have to stop myself from punching him because of how he talked to my mate.
"Just grab her Kaiden. Don't tell me you're actually scared of her." He said in the same angry tone and he walks over to her.
I can feel Dylan bursting to come out and I'm to busy concentrating on trying to control him that I don't notice Jacob grabbing onto her arm.
She starts to cry and scream and I run over to her. By now Jacob has let go of her arm but she's still begging to be let go. I realise that she's having a panic attack and I try to calm her down.
"Please no. Not again. I'll be good, I'll be better." Each word was like a little dagger to my heart and it made me realise that something bad had obviously happened to my mate.
She continued to ignore our words and eventually she passed out.