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XXIII

Mates

SCARLET’S POV

My eyes fluttered open and I saw that it was dark outside. I noticed that I was no longer on a couch but on Zaphrostine’s bed. I then noticed the arm around my waist. I turned around cautiously trying not to wake him up. I stared at the peaceful look resting on his handsome face.

For some reason I just felt so light hearted after opening to Zaphrostine, almost as if a weight had been lifted off my chest. I realized today that we are not so different after all, he lost his parents, I lost my mother.

I raised my hand and brushed the hair away from his face. I rested my hand on his cheek stroking his face with my thumb. How did I get so lucky? I’m terrified of what the future holds for me but I wouldn’t mind it if I get to spend it with him. Is it too much to ask? Wood he pay the price of me being a silver wolf?

I was so lost in thought that I didn’t notice a pair of electric blue eyes were staring at me.

“Hi”, He whispered, pulling me closer to him.

“Oh hey.“, I broke out of my trance.

“What were you thinking about?“, He asked me.

I just shook my head and smiled at him.

“Babe.“, He said in a threatening tone.

“Fine I was thinking about how beautiful my mate is.“, I joked.

“I’m not beautiful, I’m handsome, love.“, He grunted.

“Are you sure about that? Maybe someone else is the definition of handsome for me.“, I teased him.

A loud growl rippled through the air before I was pushed on my back. He climbed on top of me with his hands on either side of my head.

“Take that back. Say that I’m the most handsome man and you only like me.“, He growled.

“Alright fine, Zaphrostine is the most beautiful man-“, I broke out into fits of laughter before even finishing my sentence as I saw the look in his eyes.

“Oh you’re going to regret that, Rose.“, He said in a determined voice.

Before I could retort he placed his lips on his mark. My body ignited as sparks travelled through my body. I moaned out loudly as he sucked on the mark and pressed kisses on my neck. He left a trail of kisses up my neck and jaw and placed a small kiss on the corner of my lips.

“Say it.“, He whispered, his lips almost grazing against mine.

I matched his intense gaze and said,

“Zaphrostine is the most handsome and he’s the only one I like.”

I grabbed the back of his neck and slammed his lips on my own.

We were in the middle of our passionate makeout session when I heard the front door.

I instantly pulled back and I felt Zaphrostine tense on top of me however we relaxed when the familiar scent of Genera and Charlotte filled our noses.

“We come bearing gifts! Our eyes our covered so it would be like really nice of you guys to stop making babies now because I would hate to scrub my eyes with bleach.“, Genera shouted from the living room and I heard Charlotte laugh at this.

Zaphrostine groaned as I gave his chest a small push.

“Can’t we just tell them to go away? We were having such a good time.“, He grunted, trying to push me back.

“No we can’t”, I laughed and pushed him off me.

I straightened my shirt and walked out of the room with Zaphrostine trailing behind me, a scowl etched on his face.

I had hardly stepped inside the living room when I was engulfed in a tight hug.

“Don’t you ever do that again.“, Charlotte threatened me.

“Wait you look different. You’re-glowing? My eyes scanned her body before they came to a halt on her stomach. My eyes widened and my jaw hit the ground. Her stomach looked the same but it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out.

“Are you-”

“Pregnant. Yeah! We found out 4 weeks ago.“, She said with a big smile adorning her gorgeous features.

“Oh, my goodness! Congratulations!“, I hugged her again.

“I’m so sorry, Char. I was not there for you when you found out.”

She pulled back and was about to say something when Genera walked inside from the kitchen.

“Oh it’s going to take a hell lot more than just a sorry for us to forgive you kiddo because-“, Genera stopped her rant abruptly as she came nearly. Her eyes turned gold and she stalked towards me with her hands fisted by her side.

Zaphrostine was quick to take a protective stance in front of me.

“I’m not going to hurt her, king.“, Her voice was guttural which meant her wolf had taken over.

“It’s okay, Zaph.“, I was confused at genera’s sudden change in behavior. Why did her wolf take over?

Zaphrostine was hesitant to move away but I assured him with a small smile.

Genera came near me and started sniffing me. She circled around me, sniffing me but stopped when she was exactly behind.

Her hand went up to my hair and she carefully pulled the hair tie out of my hair. I turned around observing her actions along with Charlotte and Zaphrostine. She sniffed it greedily and her eyes had a feral look in them.

My breath was knocked out of lungs as she growled out one word, “MATE.”

“Who does this belong to?“, Genera looked up at me. My mouth opened and closed like a fish, unable to form any words out of shock.

That hair tie belonged to Jessica.

“It belongs to Jessica, a human girl I befriended when I was in Australia. Oh my goddess, I’m so happy for you, Gen!”

I wrapped my arms around her, pulling her in a bear hug.

Genera eyes were glazed over as a big smile graced her features.

“Jessica, my soulmate.”

“Congratulations, Gen!“, Charlotte threw her arms around Genera.

“Congratulations, Genera.“, Zaph said.

Genera looked like she was going to explode with happiness and I was genuinely happy for her. Jess is a lovely girl. They’ll be happy together.

“I had no idea Jess liked girls.“, I said.

“I need to go to Australia and bring her back with me.“, Gen said in a determined voice.

“No, you’re going to sit your ass on the couch and calm down. Jess has no clue about our existence. I never told her while I was in Australia. So, we need to take it slow. Hell! she doesn’t even know you and she’s going to deduce you’re crazy if you go all cavewoman on her! We can leave first thing in the morning. Since she knows me, I can explain everything to her but remember Gen you have to take baby steps. She’s a shy girl so she’ll take some time to open up to you.“, I said.

Gen nodded her head furiously and hugged me,

“Thank you, Scarlet. Thank you so much.”

“Hey, we’re friends and friends help each other out. Besides I’m happy for you.“, I offered her a huge smile.

“I’m not letting you leave after I just got you back.“, Zaphrostine said sternly crossing his arms over his chest.

“We’ll see you guys back at the castle. I’ll see you in the morning, Gen.”

The girls left and I turned around to talk to Zaphrostine. I walked up to him and wrapped my hands around his waist and rested my head against his chest.

“I promise we’ll be back soon. I have to go Zaphrostine. Jess doesn’t know anything about us imagine how scared she’ll be if Gen goes marching up to her claiming her as her mate. I went through hell when I was away from you. I don’t want Gen to experience that and I don’t want Jess to lose out on something so important.”

He sighed but wrapped his arms around me and said,

“Fine but promise me, you’ll come back to me.”

“I promise, Zaphrostine. You can’t get rid of me that easily.“, I smiled teasingly pulling my shirt to show him the mark.

He placed a chaste kiss on it and whispered with a smirk, “I wasn’t planning to.”

*******

We returned to the castle a little after Char and Gen left. We decided to go to eat dinner considering the fact we were starving.

We had just entered the magnificent dining hall when I was hugged by a warm slender body. I recognized Catherine’s scent and hugged her back.

“Thank the goddess your back! Do you have any idea how worried I was?!“, She ranted glaring at me. My heart warmed at the motherly concern of Catherine.

“I’m sorry.“, I squeaked weighed down by the guilt. I really did make a mistake running away from the castle.

“Please don’t pull something like that ever again.”

She then turned to Zaphrostine and scolded him, “And you, Sir, will not let her out of your sight.”

“Yes ma’am.“, Zaph grinned at her and wrapped an arm around my waist.

She again turned back to me and with a big smile on her face she said, “So how was Australia? Did you see half naked hot men on the beaches?“, I burst out in laughter when she winked at me, clearly in the mood to tease Zaphrostine.

Zaphrostine growled loudly and pulled me against him, my back resting against his chest. I giggled as he stared sniffing my scent to calm himself down.

“No, she didn’t meet anyone, Catherine.“, He growled.

“Goddess! I was joking, Zaphrostine.“, She said and turned around to go into the kitchen to get us food but not before sighing in content, “Ah young love.”

We returned back to our quarters and I packed a small bag for myself. I was getting ready for bed when Zaphrostine came inside the room.

“I’ve informed the pilot to keep the jet prepared tomorrow morning.

“Thank you.“, I pecked his lips and climbed onto the bed. He switched off the lights and followed suit.

I snuggled into his chest and whispered, “I’m so happy, everything is falling into place. Char and Elijah are going to be parents, Gen’s found her mate and we-”

“We’re finally together.”

“Yes. What are we going to do after I return, Zaph?”

“Well, you are going to take your rightful place as the queen and we’re going to rule the empire together.”

“What if he comes back?”

“Then we make sure he regrets coming back.”

*****

“I...need... to....leave.“, I somehow formed the statement while Zaph continued his assault on my lips.

He just hummed and continued kissing me.

“Come on, Zaphrostine, you can do whatever you want to do her after we come back.“, Gen shouted from the jet steps.

Placing my hands on his chest, I gave him a shove and sprinted towards the jet. I heard him growl but stay in his place never the less. I turned around to face him once I was on the steps and waved back at him.

He waved back at me and I got on the plane.

“Finally, I thought you guys were about to give me live broadcast of your love making.“, Gen joked as I took a seat beside her.

“Oh yeah, let’s see for how long you’re able to keep your hands off Jess.“, I said, a smirk on my face.

******

We landed in Australia after our tiring flight journey, which mainly consisted of Gen jumping from one place to another, excited to meet her mate.

We caught a cab outside the airport and I gave the driver the location. We reached our destination and got out of the car.

“How did you live in that building for a month?!“, Gen asked with a disgusted look on her face.

“Hey! I had to take care of my other expenses. I couldn’t afford living in a luxury suite.“, I complained.

“I wonder whose fault that it.“, She said sarcastically.

“Let’s go.“, I said narrowing my eyes at her.

We walked up the stairs until we reached the fourth floor where Jessica lived. We stood outside the door of the apartment 402 which belonged to Jess. I knocked on the door thrice but she didn’t come to open the door so we assumed that she must not be home.

“Why don’t you wait in the lobby and I’ll look outside. Surely she hasn’t left for her shift at the shack because it only 1 in the afternoon. I’ll look down the restaurant lane, she must have gone for lunch. You’ll recognize her scent if she comes. Don’t approach her until I come.”

She nodded her head and I walked out of the building.

I was just outside on the footpath when I sensed a werewolf. I tensed up and whipped my head towards the hotel building where I found a man standing outside the hotel entrance. His intense gaze was fixed on me. With a small smirk on his face he turned and entered the hotel.

What the fuck just happened? I don’t have a clue about who he is but he clearly seems to know who I am. Do I follow him? He looked like he wanted me to.

I sprinted down the path and entered inside the hotel. There was no one at the reception. Why does it feel like I’m signing my death warrant? The entire hotel was silent. I turned my head to the side to find the man standing at the top of the stairs. He turned around and continued walking up the stairs.

My fingers curled into fists and I felt my wolf make her presence known, getting ready to take over if we face danger. I climbed up the stairs following the man’s scent. He stopped on the floor of my hotel room. My heart rate picked up as I saw him stop exactly outside my hotel room. He opened the door and gestured for me to go in.

Who is this guy? How does he know this is was my room?

My wolf was on complete alert now as I walked towards the man.

“Who are you?“, I asked him but he just stared at me and opened the door a little bit wider.

“I am not entering unless you tell me who you are and how you know me.”

“All your answers lie inside.“, Was all he said.

I turned my head to stare at the entrance of the room. Inside?

Come on, Scarlet, no pain no gain. Besides, you’re the most powerful werewolf on Earth. There’s nothing to be afraid of. I gave myself a small pep talk and walked inside the room.

The bastard immediately closed the door behind me and locked it shut.

“Hey! What the fuck!?“, I shouted in annoyance.

I turned around to find that I had company. There was a man standing near the window with his back to me and his hands tucked inside in pockets.

The man turned around and I felt myself forgetting how to breathe. My eyes widened and I froze as a pair of haunting grey eyes stared back at me.

“Hello, Rosie.”


Wow this was a very eventful chapter. I bet most of you thought Jessica was Silas’s mate :)

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