The Ties That Bond

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Josiah enters the room and his eyes instantly fall on myself and Shay. He then looks at my mom and anger and hurt cross his eyes. “Hello, Willow. How are you feeling? And you as well Shay. I must say it’s nice to finally meet my other daughter.” He says. I look at Shay and she looks confused and hurt. Much at how I am feeling. I feel betrayed and I just want some answers as to why my mom did what she did. Maybe once everything is confirmed and settled we could all have a relationship.

“Don’t you dare talk to my fucking daughters.” My dad growls at Josiah.

“Nicholas. Watch your tongue, the Alpha is sitting right there.” My mother scolds my father. He doesn’t look as if he cares.

“I don’t care at this point Leslie. Those are my daughters and not his. I raised them. I put a roof over their heads. I fed them. I was there and he was not.” He sneers at my mother.

“ENOUGH!” I yell out. “I do not have the patience for this now. Everyone sit down and take a fucking seat. I want answers and I want the truth. Before we begin, I have some news to share with you.” I say.

“Mom, dad, I’m pregnant.” I say.

“Oh honey! That’s fantastic!” My mom says getting up to give me a hug with my father following behind her.

“Thanks mom and dad.” They go to sit back down and of course; the nausea decides to hit during a meeting.

Levi…I need a trash can. I mind-link him and he gets up and gets the trash can. As soon as he put it by my face I barfed.

“Thanks baby. Can you get me some saltines and a sprite please?” I ask. “Oh, and some gum.”

“Anything for you baby girl.” He says kissing my head before walking to the kitchen. It takes him no time at all to come back into the meeting room caring a sleeve of saltines and a can of sprite, handing them to me.

“Now, where were we?” I looked over and Josiah was quiet though I could see the emotions running through his eyes. Maybe he was telling the truth.

“Alright. Time to get down to why we are all here. I would like to get to bed at a decent hour. I am exhausted. Now, from what I was told from Josiah, you and he were together for a while and you had me and then Shay and then you met dad, your mate, and ran off with him, taking us with you. I also know that Shay and I were promised to the Kings sons. Care to explain how and why we were sold like prostitutes?” I ask.

“Yes, Josiah and I were together for a while and while I was happy with him, I couldn’t ignore the bond I share with your father. I don’t regret leaving and I don’t regret taking you girls with me. He was always busy with something else, and I knew if you were to know about him, that you wouldn’t get the time to actually know him because of how busy he was.” My mother says.

“I am an Alpha. What did you expect me to do? I had a pack to run and I was still trying to make time to be with you. You had NO right to keep my girls away from me and then to tell them Nicolas was their father! I lost years with them!” Josiah growled through clenched teeth.

“You never made time to be with anyone but that damn pack you have. You were always gone! You shouldn’t have even come back here. My girls were fine without knowing you and I am glad that they grew up not knowing what it was like to be an Alpha’s daughter.” My mother sneered at him. I’m starting to get annoyed. I get they have shit to work out, but this is not the time. I need to know why my sister and I were sold of like a sack of potatoes.

“I’m going to say one thing and one thing only! You may have had your reasons for doing what you did by keeping us from him, but you should have told us when we got older. Did you ever think that maybe we could make our own decisions? Now, we are getting off topic. We don’t have time to work out your petty shit. I want to know whose idea it was to sell us off. I’m sorry if I’m being rude, but at this moment I am pretty pissed off. There is a war coming and it all started when we were promised to someone else.” I say.

“You need to watch how you talk to your mother young lady or you will not like the consequences.” My father exclaims. That seemed to set Levi off, but before he got his turn to speak, Shay shouted.

“What dad? Are you going to take your belt off and hit us like you did when we were kids? We are grown ass adults and I for one am not putting up with it.” Damn. Who knew she had a limit of how much bullshit she can handle?

“You will not talk to your LUNA that way. I don’t care if she is your daughter, you will respect her. Now keep your mouth shut unless you have something helpful to say.” Levi snaps.

“What do you mean belt?” Ryder speaks up. He looks furious. “Have you been beating your kids? You know that is a punishable offence in this pack? The fact that you threatened my mates sister and your Luna and made Shay get riled up, when she hardly ever does, just pissed me off even more than I already was with this situation. She is my mate, making her your Beta Female and you will show her as much respect as you do the other higher ranked wolves.

“EVERYONE! Once again, we are getting off topic. We can discuss the ‘consequences’ later. Whose idea was it to promise us to another because I know it wasn’t mine or Shays. We need to know so we can prepare for the war that you caused.” I say.

“It was right after your tenth birthday. Your father and I were struggling to keep our businesses open and the house. We needed money. One day the King came to town to check on everything. Your father came home and said that we had a meeting with the King, and that he was going to help us. I knew we needed the help and we didn’t want to have to give up our home or our businesses. So, the King heard us out and we thought he was going to say no, but he didn’t. He said he would help us if when his sons become of age and you two as well, you were to be married to them. I wasn’t sure about it, but your father accepted the offer. I supported his decision and that is how we got here.” I was seething after what my mother had told me. Shay was in tears and I was on the verge of them. I couldn’t handle anymore tonight.

“Get out. You two just signed our life away like it belonged to you. What about our mates? Did you even think about that? Did you think about how miserable we would be? NO. You two just thought about yourselves. Now get out of my sight. This meeting is over! Josiah, I hope you find the accommodations to your liking. I am going to go to my room and lay down.” My parents leave and my mom is crying, but I don’t care. How could she let this happen?

“They are quite lovely, thank you Willow. Congratulations on the pup sweetheart. I will see you in the morning. I am sorry that this has happened to you, but with the approval from Alpha Levi, I would like to have my pack come here and train with yours so we can be ready for the war that is coming.” Levi gave him permission and he left the room.

“Shay…are you okay?” I asked. She just shook her head putting it in the crook of Ryders neck.

“Go get some sleep guys, we will reconvene in the morning.” Levi says before leading us to our room.

“Why would they do something like that Levi? I just don’t understand. I get that they were hurting for money, but there are other ways to get that.” I say as my tears start to come. I climb into bed after changing into my night clothes and Levi crawls in next to me pulling me close to him.

He kisses my forehead and says, “I don’t know baby girl, but you and I both need sleep. We can figure this all out tomorrow. I love you.”

“I love you too.” And with one last kiss I fall into a deep sleep next to the love of my life.

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