Chapter 17 [Part 2]
I waited for Sage to talk but she didn’t say anything, she just looked at the ground. I know she wants to tell me something, she been quiet since she arrived here 2 hours ago. I don’t know what is up and have been very worried.
“Sage I thought you wanted to tell me something,” I finally said.
“I do,” Sage replied.
“Then tell me,” I said softly.
Then I thought Sage couldn’t talk to me with the position we were in, she was still seated on my lap and I had my arms around her waist so I picked her up and put her in the seat next to me.
“Is that better?” I asked.
“Not really,” Sage mumbled. I wonder what is going on. Is she not happy about me being her mate after all?
“Well dinner should be ready soon, how about we eat and then you can tell me,” I suggested because I didn’t know what else to say, Sage clearly wasn’t ready to talk.
“Ok,” Sage acknowledged what I said.
“So what have you been doing lately?” Sage asked me after a minute.
“Nothing much, all I’ve been doing all week is paperwork,” I told her with a shrug. My role as Alpha is very boring, all I have is paperwork to do and lots of it. The pack is never in danger so there’s no wars because other wolves tend to stick to themselves even rogues who have no pack. No one wants any trouble and won’t bother anyone. That’s a good thing, I have a mate, I don’t want to be having to think of anything else when I am with her even though we aren’t in a relationship yet due to her still being with my brother.
“Is that what you were doing just now?”
“On your own?” Sage glanced at the paperwork in front of us.
“My Beta was helping me but I told him to go on a break,”
“What’s a Beta again?” Sage asked curiously.
“My second in command,” I replied. “If anything happened to me, he’d take on the pack until there was a new Alpha,”
“I could help you,” Sage suggested.
“You want to help?” I asked in surprise. Why would anyone want to willingly help with paperwork? It’s so boring and time consuming.
“Yes it will help me get my mind off things,” she replied. I see, something is upsetting her. I wish she’d tell me what it is so I can help her.
“Are those things about what you want to tell me?” I asked with a knowing look.
“Ok you can help,” I agreed.
“Of course,” I handed Sage some paperwork to type up on my laptop.
For the next hour, all could be heard were the tapping of laptop keys and the shredding of paper.
Then there was a knock at the door, I had my hands full so Sage got up and opened the door. It was the cook Alan, dinner must be ready.
“Luna?” Alan greeted Sage with a friendly smile.
“Yes can I help you?” Sage asked.
“I just wanted to let you know that dinner is ready, shall I let the pack know you’ll be joining them in the dining hall?”
“How many pack members are there?”
“About 300,” Alan replied.
“300?” Sage gasped nervously. I know being in front of 300 people isn’t something Sage would be able to cope with so I’m not going to enforce it.
“It’s ok Sage we won’t be joining them, I know you’re not ready to meet the whole pack yet, so we’ll eat at my house,” I assured my mate and Alan nodded before say if he’d make arrangement for our food to be sent to the house.
“Your house but I thought this was your house,” Sage said in confusion.
“This isn’t my house, this is the pack house for some of the pack members. I don’t live here,” I explained. “I have my own place,”
“Where do you live?”
“Come. I’ll show you,” I held out my hand and Sage placed her hand in my palm.
A second later, we were in my house. Sage looked around while I led her to the dining table in the dining room. My house was a 3 bedroom house, I decorated it in a similar way to Li’s house.
“Wow this looks a lot like-” Sage began to say.
“Li’s house, I know,” I interrupted.
We sat down at the dining table and a minute later there was a knock at the door. It was Alan with our food, he layed the table with the food before leaving. We ate in silence.
Afterwards, the table was cleared and we sat on the couch together.
“So are you ready to tell me?” I asked Sage. She finally nodded her head and I waited for her to tell me but she didn’t say anything
A minute later, Sage burst into tears. I instantly pulled her closer and held her in my arms.
“What’s wrong?” I asked worriedly.
“Because we can’t ever be together now,” Sage choked out and cried harder into my shoulder.
“Why not, what’s happened?”
“Li found his true mate,”
“That’s good isn’t it? We can be together now,” I smiled. Finally I can have my mate but why is she so upset? Doesn’t she want me?
“It would be but Li rejected her and she died,” Sage sobbed and I squeezed her hand comfortingly.
Damn! Why would Li reject his true mate? What was he thinking? She’s dead now.
“What why? Tell me everything,”
Sage took a deep breath and told me everything about the rejection, the accident with the lorry and how Li admitted that Sara was his true mate. When Sage told him her true mate was out there, he refused to let him take her away from him.
“Is that why you are here?” I asked.
“Yes I needed to get away, I didn’t know where else to go,” Sage admitted. “I’m sorry Jaime,”
“Sorry for what?” I asked in confusion. She’s done nothing wrong here. It’s all Li being a stubborn fool as usual.