The Ties That Bond

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We’re sitting here, in my office, all huddled up around my computer watching the scene in front of us. I still can’t believe he’s starting a war with us. Well, I can, because that’s what our enemies want. How does he expect us to even talk to him if he is going to be doing this to our pack? To my pack? I am a leader and sitting here isn’t doing anything about it. We have lost a few of our guys, but we are still on top and I don’t think that my supposed sperm donor is taking that to well. By the looks of it he only brought around a hundred men and we have more than that. Then, he shifted and went right after Levi.

“NO!” I scream out, jumping from my chair, making it fall to the floor with a bang. I feel sick. I can’t sit here anymore I need to help him.

“Willow, you need to calm down. It’s not good for the baby.” Alexis said.

“You would be acting the same way if it were Jason that was being charged at. I know he can handle it.” I snapped. I looked at the screen to see that he had his teeth dug into Levi’s leg. Levi is trying to get him off, but he’s struggling. Ryder and Jason flank him and manage to distract him long enough for Levi to kick him off and gain the upper hand. He switches back to his human form and he’s saying something to the guy, and he changes too. Two warriors step up after being told something by Levi and take the guy somewhere, which I’m assuming is the cells. All the while, our warriors are taking out the last of the other pack.

“We have been waiting for an hour since they ended the battle. Do you think they forgot about us?” Shay asked.

“The better not have.” Alexis said. We can’t even look at the cameras because my stupid battery died on the laptop and I forgot the charger at home.

“They may be leaders in this pack and Levi the father of my child, but if they don’t hurry the hell up and get us out of here I’m going to…” I started but was cut off.

“Going to what?” I turned around and Levi was standing there along with Jason and Ryder with a stupid smirk on his face.

“I’m going to cut you off. You fucking left us in here for an hour after the fight ended.” I said.

“Oh baby, you couldn’t cut me off, even if you wanted to.” Levi whispered in my ear. I knew he was right and so did he, but that’s beside the point.

“Try me, asshole!” I said pushing out of the office. It’s about time I get some damn answers.

“Where do you think you’re going and how did you guys know that the fight was over?” Levi said.

“I’m going to get some damn answers and I have the camera feed linked to my computer.” I said opening the door and walking towards the cells.

“You’re not going down in those cells Willow.” Levi said from behind me.

“Watch me. I want answers and I’m going to get them. I’m over this cat and mouse shit. I put up with it for two years of my life. I’m not doing it anymore. You want to dictate what I can and cannot do, then you can sleep your happy ass on the couch!” I snarled. He has some nerve. Goddess he infuriates me to no end, but I love him anyways. My stomach starts to churn, and I run over to the bush and release everything that I had eaten throughout the day. Damn morning sickness. They should call it all day sickness.

“Willow…baby are you okay?” Levi asks, while holding my hair back and rubbing my back soothingly.

“I’m fine Levi. Your kid just doesn’t want mommy to hold anything down.” I said with a chuckle. “Now, you can either come with me or not, but I’m going down there and I’m getting some answers.” I said as I opened the door to the cell. I heard Levi mutter something under his breath, but he followed along. We walk down to the end of the tunnel and there he is. Chained up to the wall. The man that claims to be mine and my sisters father.

“Well…well…well…I was wondering if you were going to show up or if you were going to let your husband take control.” He sneered.

“Clearly you don’t know me, but I don’t let any man dictate my decisions. I am a free woman, married or not.” I said looking at him with disgust.

“Strong and independent. Shocking. Especially after what you let Jake do to you for two years. Oh, and when you got home too. I’ve been keeping an eye on you and your sister for a while now. There’s not much I don’t know.”

“What’s your name and why in the hell do you have this insane notion that you are our father?” I asked.

“Josiah is the name and I am your father. Your mother and I met years ago. Before she met your father of course. We hit it off and became good friends and then I asked her to be mine and she said yes. We had you and then we had Shay a year later. After Shay was born she met her mate, your father and ran away with him taking my daughters with her.”

“What did you do to her to make her run away? There had to be a reason. I know my mother and she wouldn’t have run away, even for her mate, if she was as in love with you as you say.” I asked.

“I didn’t do anything to her. I treated her like my queen and gave her everything her heart desired.” He said. Could my mom have really done that? Was it possible that she wasn’t the woman that I grew up thinking she was? I’m going to have to talk with her and my father.

“What do you want with Shay and me? Why attack our pack and risk our lives and the lives of our mates?” I ask.

“I’m trying to keep you girls safe. There is a threat out there.” He said.

“What threat?” Levi snarls. “You think that I can’t keep them safe? You attacked MY pack and you expect me to believe that you were trying to protect them?”

“So, he knows how to speak.” Josiah said. “I thought you were going to let her run the whole thing.”
“Answer the question Josiah. What is the threat and why come into our territory and attack our pack? Putting us in danger.” I asked getting tired of this shit.

“There are two men that came to me saying you and your sister were promised to them and that they would do anything to have you and your sister. So, I came here, as a warning trying to get you and your sister somewhere where the kings’ sons couldn’t find you.” I was shocked. The kings’ sons are after us. If we don’t go with them…it’ll start an all-out war. “As for attacking your pack, I wanted to test your boarders again and see how strong your warriors are. I commend you, Levi, your warriors are strong, but not strong enough, nor plenty enough to go to war with the king.”

Levi looks pissed. No, not pissed, irate. Should I even believe Josiah? I don’t even know him. “Why should we believe you?”

“Because, if I wanted to, I could have told the king where you two were and just said to hell with it. Instead I am here to offer a truce and alliance with my pack. I want to get to know you and your sister, but your safety is the first thing on my mind.” Is it a bad thing that I do believe him? Yeah, he is a stranger, but he is right. He could have just taken us that night and given us to the king, but he didn’t. Am I pissed that he attacked my pack? Hell yes.

“Levi, I believe him.” I said turning to face him.


“DON’T you raise your voice at me Levi Andrews! I am your mate and I am the mother of your child. You will NOT talk to me that way. Unlock him! Now! Then meet me at the house. We have some things to discuss.” I said turning back to Josiah. “You can sleep in the packhouse. I will have an Omega set up a room for you, but if you try to do anything funny, I will castrate you and then skin you alive, using your pelt as a rug on my floor.”

“Willow. Are you sure? This could be dangerous, and I want you to be safe.” Levi said pulling me into his chest. I take in his scent that instantly calms me.

“Yes, Levi, I’m sure. Now please just unchain him. Shay and Alexis are going to the doctor with me to get some more bloodwork drawn.” I said kissing him before walking back up the stairs. Now I just need to explain everything to my sister. This is going to be fan-fucking-tastic.

I mind-link Alexis and Shay and the doctor and we meet at the office to get my bloodwork done. It takes about thirty minutes to get through the waiting and the lab process before we are ready to leave. “Let’s go to the Packhouse. We have an emergency meeting to discuss some information and safety issues.” I said.

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