You Think So?
“Let’s go for a walk. I’ve been meaning to talk to you before we leave for the Royal pack.“, I said leaning back against Zaph. It was late in the night and people had left after giving me their condolences.
His arms tightened around my waist and he rested his chin on top of my head.
“Are you sure about that? It has been an exhausting day for you. I want you to get as much rest as possible.“, He whispered kissing the top of my head.
It indeed has been a tiring day but we can’t rest just yet. I will not rest until I get my hands on Rednax. That bastard doesn’t deserve to walk this planet.
“I’m sure. It’s urgent and we can’t talk about it in the Royal pack.“, I said turning around in his hold. He glanced at me; his face contorted in confusion.
“Come on.“, I gently grabbed his hand and walked out of Alpha Jacob’s packhouse.
I led us towards the gardens which were eerily silent and completely isolated. Perfect. I closed my eyes and concentrated on my surroundings, making sure there was no one within hearing distance. Once I was completely sure there was no one around us, I sat down on the small wooden bench and patted the space beside me. Zaph came and sat down beside me.
“What do you mean we can’t talk about it back at our pack?“, He asked me.
“I made some discoveries after I had woken up but I didn’t exactly have time to tell you because we immediately left after you had woken up. I couldn’t understand how Rednax had known about the fact that I had told you everything. When Jess was kidnapped as bad as it sounds, I had my suspicions Charlotte was working for Rednax because there was absolutely no one beside us that night when Gen found out that Jess was her mate and it is physically impossible for Gen to put her mate in danger. It obviously couldn’t have been you so my rational thinking pointed towards Char. However, the day I woke up, I went to your family house to see if I could find something and surprisingly, I did. I found bugs. Someone had bugged the family house and hence Rednax was able to hear all of our conversations. This cleared Charlotte because in the same way he found out about Jess. I knew I would find something because I was pretty positive no one was in our vicinity when I told you everything.“, I explained and slowly released a breath, watching it turn into a white mist in the cold air.
I looked over towards Zaphrostine only to find him frozen in shock. I waited for a while letting him soak in everything.
“You do know what this means right?“, I looked down and whispered softly. I looked up when he turned his head towards me with a pained look in his eyes.
I sighed out loudly and rubbed my hands over my face.
“Do you have anyone particular in mind?“, He asked me silently, much more composed now, his blue eyes staring at me in determination.
“I-uh- it’s hard to say. It could be literally be anyone a servant, a guard or even a pack member.“, I said hesitantly.
“But you do have someone particular in mind.“, He said urging me to say.
“I do but I could be wrong. I think it could be one of generals.“, I said.
I could see Zaphrostine clench his jaw and his curl his fingers in tight fists. I placed my palm on his closed fist and gave it a squeeze.
“Hey, it’s just a hunch. I don’t know anything but we can’t trust anyone except for Eli, Char, Gen and Jess. That’s why we can’t talk about everything so openly now. We don’t know who might be working for him so we need to be careful about what we say in front of who. Just to be safe we’ll stick to mindlink between us. I’ll have to check what other rooms are bugged once we get back. What do we do about the bugs though?“, I asked him.
Zaphrostine sighed out and lost himself in deep thought.
“I say we don’t get rid of them just yet. We could feed him wrong information. If Rednax is going to attack us, according to the laws he will have to declare it first. If he doesn’t, he won’t be reinstated as the new king even if he is successful in defeating me. I think we wait until we get the formal declaration from him and until then we can keep an eye out for the infiltrator.“, He said and I nodded my head agreeing with his plan.
“I think we need to inform all the alphas about the upcoming war. I’m sure the news of my pack must have travelled to all of them by now. They will have questions and we need to answer the, all of them.“, I said in a determined.
“Does that mean you’re going to reveal your wolf?“, He asked me clearly surprised.
“The only reason I was hiding my wolf was to prevent the worst but clearly it was inevitable.“, I scoffed bitterly.
“Revealing my wolf would make the packs understand the gravity of the situation and besides what other reason would we give to the packs.“, I told him.
“That’s fantastic, love, but you have to accept your crown before that. Are you ready for that? You’ve already gone through so much. We don’t have to hurry, Rose.“, He said and put an arm around me, pecking my cold cheek. My eyes closed savoring the touch of his warm lips and electric sparks.
“I’m ready. We don’t have plenty of time left. We have to be clever and strategic. I’m not going to shy away my duties as the queen. I will do right by my people and protect them.“, I said and leaned into him.
“You’re so strong, baby. I’m so proud of you.“, He whispered and tilted my head up, claiming my lips in a slow kiss.
“I’ll see you in two hours, my love.“, He said and pulled me close, wrapping his arms around my waist and placing a chaste kiss on my lips. I tried to deepen it but I heard three annoying females enter our quarters.
“Come on chop chop. We don’t have a lot of time.“, Gen announced and Jess giggled.
“And you sir are being kicked out of here.“, Charlotte said and dragged Zaphrostine away from me and out.
I grinned as I saw the scowl on his face.
“Bye babe.“, I said and he threw me a flirty glance over his shoulder.
“I’ll see you later, love.“, He said before Charlotte had dragged him out.
“Oh my goddess! We have barely two hours, how are we going to get you ready.“, Charlotte fretted and pushed me down on the dresser chair.
“I’ll do her makeup.“, Char said.
“I can do her hair simultaneously.“, Jess said.
“I’ll pick out her accessories and bring her dress.“, Gen said.
The first thing Zaph did was tell Elijah was to send out the invitations to the coronation followed by an official meeting. The entire following week was spent in preparations. It was already announced to the pack members about the coronation. Zaph and I decided to have a meeting with the generals explaining to them about the coronation and the meeting held later. We didn’t tell them anything about what was going to happen in the meeting, deciding to keep them in the dark. Zaph and I had been careful to keep an eye on them but so far nothing suspicious was observed.
We however did have a meeting with Elijah, Char, Gen and Jess. We verbally discussed about the order of events happening today but that was just a bluff. Zaph and I took turns explaining everything to them through mindlink. I explained everything to them from start, including about my wolf. It was hard to compose ourselves but we somehow managed it. We told them about Rednax, his plans, the war, the bugged areas, the mole and basically everything. It was a little harder for Gen because since Jess is human only Gen could minlink her so Gen had to explain it to her.
An hour later Char and Jess were done with my makeup and hair. Both of them had done a splendid job. Charlotte had done a maroonish smokey eyed look and painted my lips with a dark maroon lipstick. It was an edgy look which expressed my boldness and fierceness. It was a basically ‘don’t fuck with me’ look and I was loving it. Jess had done a messy updo which looked gorgeous.
Both of the girls had been stubborn not let me look once they were done, insisting I should wait till I put on the dress.
“Alright I mindlinked Gen she’s coming with the gown.“, Char said.
My jaw hit the ground when Gen walked in, rolling the dress hanger along with her. There were two dresses hung on it. One was a full length maroon ball gown and another one was a short dress of the same kind with a less flair and shorter. The long maroon gown was stunning with a sweetheart strapless neckline. The upper half was satin and the lower half was also satin but there was a big poofy layer of lacy net. It had to be the single most beautiful dress I had ever laid my eyes on. The girls didn’t allow me to see it before today. Even during the fitting trials, I was told to close my eyes while I put it on.
“There is no fucking way this is made for me.“, I exclaimed my mouth parting in awe. “It’s breathtaking.”
“Well we’re glad you like it. I was afraid you wouldn’t like the design.“, Gen grinned.
“Are you kidding me, what’ not to love about it?!”
“What are you waiting for! Let me help you in in it.“, Gen said and I nodded my head, getting excited to wear it like a five year old wearing her favorite Disney princess’s dress.
The girls helped me in it and I saw the reflection of a beautiful girl staring back at me.
“Holy shit.“, I heard Jess whisper.
“You look so....“, Char said.
“Exquisite.“, Gen continued her sentence.
I turned around and threw my arms around the three of them.
“Thank you so much guys.“, I whispered.
“Hey! I did not spend an hour on that masterpiece only for your waterworks to ruin it!“, Char exclaimed jokingly.
I chuckled and pulled back.
Gen handed me the maroon pumps and I quickly slip them own. As much as I’m going to regret wearing these later, it’s going to be worth it. The next half an hour I helped the girls into their outfits and helped them with their make up looks and might I say all of them looked smoking hot. Charlotte had opted for a crème colored fish tailed dress, her little baby bump cutely poking through the dress, Gen had gone for a navy blue satin asymmetrical mid thigh low back dress, which stuck to her body like second skin while Jess had gone for a silver short dress which had a flair below her waist.
“Should I call Zaphrostine? He told me to call him a bit earlier.“, Gen said and I nodded my head.
I could hear my heart racing as I wondered how Zaph would react once he sees me. The girls were shuffling around finishing the last touches when the someone knocked on the bedroom door. My head towards the door as Zaph’s woodsy masculine scent filled my nostrils. I stood up from the chair as Jess went to open the door.
My rested my hands against my sides in tight fists hiding behind the netted material. My eyes glanced at the door as Jess opened it and in walked the most handsome man, I’ve ever laid my eyes on. My heart fluttered as he caught my gaze. He looked hot in his black tuxedo and a maroon bow tie which matched the color of my dress. I felt my face grow hot by the minute as he stopped at the door. His plump pink lips parted slightly as his eyes widened.
“Fuck.“, He whispered in his deep voice and English accent which I had grown accustomed to.
“Di-did he just cuss?“, I heard Char whisper from my right.
“Yes he did.“, Gen said and I could hear the smug smile on her face.
“What’s the big deal about it?“, I heard Jess ask but I was too lost in his blue orbs to be a part of their conversation.
“He has never cussed before. At least not in front of us.“, Gen said.
Holy shit that’s true, he has never cussed before.
“Can you give us a minute alone? We’ll be down before the event starts. Make sure all the alphas are present.“, He said but his gaze never once leaving mine.
“Yes, of course.“, Char said and the girls left the room closing the door behind them.
As soon as the door shut softly behind them, Zaph was in front of me in four long strides. My wolf and I were drunk on his scent.
His strong muscular arms went around my waist and pulled me impossibly close to him. He leaned his forehead against mine and whispered his lips grazing against mine,
“You, my love, are the epitome of beauty. I wonder what I did to get paired with you. You have no idea how much joy it gives me to call you as mine. Thank you for accepting me even though I don’t deserve you.”
“You deserve much more-”
“Shhh”, He said effectively shushing me by pecking my lips.
“Every moment that I spend with you is the best moment of my life. I am worse than a drug addict when it comes to you. I hope you know that...“, He gently grabbed my hand and placed it right upon the centre of his chest when his heart thumped wildy, ” ...this frantic heart beats only for you.”
“I love you.“, I whispered and placed a bold kiss on his lips.
“I love you.“, He said and deepened the kiss.
“I have something for you.“, He said once we pulled back. His hands dug inside his trousers and pulled out a black box a little smaller than the palm of my hand.
He held it out for me and I said,
“You didn’t have to get me anything.”
“How could I not when you got me such a beautiful ring?“, He smiled at me and I hesitantly accepted it.
My lips parted it awe when I saw the beautiful delicate platinum necklace inside. It was an upside down crescent moon emerging from a tiny star on one side and inside the upturned moon were attached two letters ‘RZ’.
“It’s beautiful. I love it.“, I grinned at him.
“I’m glad you like it. I knew you would like something simple and meaningful.”
“Here, help me put it on.“, I handed him the necklace and turned around.
I shivered as his warm fingers brushed against my neck securing the necklace around it.
I turned around to find his electric blue eyes staring back at me with deep love in his eyes.
“Thank you.“, I said and pecked his cheek.
He smiled and shook his head.
“Are you ready?“, He said and offered me his hand.
“I don’t think I’m ever going to be ready.“, I said nervously.
“You’ll do great, Rose.”
“You think so?”
“I know so.”
I do not own any of these pictures. I found them on google.
This is how I imagine her outfit to be like but feel free to imagine what you like:)
Hope you liked this chapter!
P.S Totally unimportant but I watched a k drama for the first time and believe me when I tell you it was so fucking good! I just finished watching the first season of Dr. Romantic on netflix and I’m so excited to watch season 2!