Chosen by a Wolven

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Chapter 14

Grabbing her keys, Melissa headed for her truck and Trenton. She broke every speed law there was to get to the hospital in fifteen minutes, but she didn’t care. He was her love, her wolven’s chosen one, and she needed to know he was going to be alright.

Running in, she stopped at the front desk. “Trenton Davison.”

The nurse tapped a few keys on her computer, saying “He’s still in the ER. If you’ll just take a seat…”

Melissa took off down the hall at a slow jog.

No, I will not be waiting.

“Miss, Miss, you can’t… ugh! They don’t pay me enough to fight with her. Let a doctor do it,” the nurse muttered.

With her supernatural hearing, Melissa heard the nurse and had to chuckle softly. Still, she didn’t let the thought of the woman possibly getting in trouble slow her down. Within moments, she found the ER and followed her nose to find Trenton. Although, with the smell of chemicals and other people it was difficult.

Stopping at a doorway where Trenton’s scent was strongest, she walked in and poked her head around a curtain. There she saw her sweet man lying, so pale and bruised. It made her heart hurt to see him that way, and her wolven gave a sympathetic whine.

Moving over to stand next to his bedside, she carefully kissed his cheek.

His eyes opened and he blinked up at her as he murmured, “Melissa? How did you get here so fast?”

Melissa smiled as she gently rubbed his chest in a soothing motion. “I have a license to fly, didn’t you know that?”

“That isn’t safe, baby, the roads are wet making them dangerous. That’s how I ended up here.”

“It was either that or run,” she informed him. “Either way I was going to get to you because you are hurt, so, deal.” Then, her lips began to quiver as the reality of it hit her and she grabbed hold of his hand.

He could have died tonight, and I haven’t… haven’t…

“I love you, Trenton,” she whispered, needing him to know as a sob escaped her. “I don’t know what I would have done if I’d lost you tonight. There are so many things I haven’t told you and…”

“Hush, baby, don’t cry, I’m alright,” Trenton said in a gentle voice as he tugged at her.

Melissa buried her face in his neck and breathed deeply of his sweet scent. After a moment, she felt calmer, pulling back to wipe her eyes.

“I truly am fine, a few bruises, but it could have been a whole lot worse. In fact, it almost was, you see I…” Trenton frowned and then he grinned. “You won’t believe what I’m going to tell you, Melissa. I almost don’t believe it, and I was there.”

Melissa raised an eyebrow at him because she knew what he wanted to say and wondered if she should just go ahead and tell him it was her. She looked around the room, at the curtain separating him from the rest of the ER, and realized there was no privacy in which to be telling her secrets.

Returning her gaze to him, she quickly changed the subject by asking, “Are they going to let you leave tonight?”

“Yeah, just bumps and bruises, like I said. I was wearing my seatbelt, and my airbag worked. But I thought it would take you longer to…”

“Hello, I’m back again, Mr. Davison. Ah, is this your ride?” A man in the lab coat asked as he came in.

“Yes, sir,” Trenton agreed as he carefully sat up.

“Well, the x-rays came back, no broken bones. So, you, sir, are good to go. If you’ll just sign here,” the doctor stated as he handed Trenton a clipboard. “I’ve written a pain medication prescription, which you can pick up at the front desk, they have it ready for you.”

Then the doctor turned and left them alone once more.

Melissa helped Trenton stand up, causing him to hiss and moan. Once he was off the bed though, he gave a soft sigh, saying, “I’m ready to leave this place.”

“I’m going to take you home and help you to bed. Then you can tell me about what happened okay.”

“Okay.”

So, Melissa took him home, knowing the time had come to tell him her biggest secret.

The drive was short and when they arrived, Trenton insisted on getting out of the truck on his own steam. She, however, insisted he let her help him up the stairs. Even with her help, he was pale and shaking, so once they’d made it inside and she quickly put him to bed.

Once she had Trenton settled on the bed, Blue came out of nowhere to whine and cry as he stood next to the bed looking up. It was as if he knew something was wrong with his master.

Trenton looked over the edge of the bed at his little dog and, in a voice full of pain, he whispered, “Can you put him on the bed for me? He needs to see that I’m alright.”

Blue let Melissa lift him up and as soon as she put him on the bed he began sniffing at Trenton.

“See, I’m okay Blue, it’s just a bit of pain,” Trenton cooed to comfort the little dog.

Finally, Blue seemed satisfied, so he calmed and lay down.

Trenton looked at Melissa standing at the end of the bed and sighed, “You’re too far away.”

“I know, but it’ll have to do for now. Trenton, there’s something we need to talk about.”

“I know and we will. First, though, you need to know what happened tonight.” He took a deep breath then said, “It was stupid, and it’s my fault. I was going faster than I should have been, but I was tired and just wanted to get home. By the time I saw that board on the road there was no way for me to stop as fast as I was going. I hit it, my tire popped, and with the road wet, I had no traction to stop myself from spinning.”

“Wait, there was a board on the road?” Melissa questioned. At his words, the memory of seeing someone on the road crossed her mind.

He nodded.

Melissa took a deep breath, but before she could say anything he began to talk again.

“When I came to, there was a…” He stopped and his face became a bit pink before he continued. “I know you aren’t going to believe me Melissa, but it was a werewolf. It was there next to me and I think it saved me from the wreckage.”

“What you saw wasn’t an “it”, Trenton, but a “her”, and she is me. Although we don’t call ourselves werewolves, we call ourselves wolvens. This is because we don’t phase into a wolf, just into, well, into what you saw, and I did save you. I also saw someone pick something up out of the road and drive off in a truck close to the wreck.”

Trenton’s eyes were wide on his pale face. He looked shocked at what she’d said, and she wasn’t sure how he was going to take it.

Maybe I should have waited. Maybe it was too much on top of everything else! She bit her lip. Perhaps it would be best if I just left.

Trenton patted the bed next to him. “Come, sit next to me please Melissa.”

Swallowing hard, she did as he asked, not looking at him.

“Is that why you were asking about if I would fear a werewolf? Because you are one—err, a wolven…” His voice trailed off into silence as he took her hand.

She nodded.

“Baby, look at me.” When she looked up, he continued, “I’ll admit, I was a bit scared. I woke up to something big and hairy licking me, and it had red looking eyes. Anyone would have been scared under those circumstances. I was hurt and I didn’t know what it… um… I mean, what you were. But when you checked my ribs, you were so gentle, it was almost a loving touch.”

“I do love you, Trenton. When I saw you there all broken and bleeding, I was scared too. My wolven was scared and wanted so badly to…” she stopped talking as she broke eye contact with him once more.

“She wanted to what, Melissa?”

“She wanted to hold you, to reassure herself that you were alright, but she had to leave you there… broken and hurt because she can’t be seen. It hurt her to leave you and she couldn’t even ask you how badly you were hurt or…” Melissa paused to take a deep breath before continuing. “I can’t talk in that form, only make sounds, so she couldn’t communicate, touch was all she had.”

He lay there for a moment with a thoughtful look on his face. “Okay, I understand. Now, tell me about this person you saw on the road.”

Melissa wiped at the tears, thankful for the change of subject. “I didn’t see much, even with my enhanced vision. I could only tell it was a person and that they picked something up.”

“That makes me think that the board was deliberately placed in the road for me to hit. What I don’t know is why they would do it.”

“Could it have been for me? Do you think Chad has found me?” A shiver of fear ran down her spine, not for her, she could take care of Chad if she had to. No, she feared that she had perhaps brought Chad into Trenton’s life and he had been hurt because of her.

“No, it was for me, baby, trust me on this. Most everyone in town knows I go on the third Thursday of every month to see my folks. Not only that, but it was too far enough down the road for its intentions to be in harming you. No, it was close to my house, and since my house is the last one on this road that says it was intended for me and me alone.”

“Oh.”

He yawned.

“You should sleep now,” she told him, standing up.

He grabbed hold of her hand, stopping her from moving away as he said, “Melissa, I want you to stay with me.”

Squeezing his hand, she informed him, “I’m not leaving. I planned to see you last night and was here when I heard the crash. So, I have a bag with some clothes in it on your porch. I’ll be right back.”

“You won’t be needing clothes right now. I want you to let your… wolven out. I want her to hold me while we rest. I think it’s my turn to reassure her. You told me she was upset when she saw my fear of her, so I want her to see that I no longer fear her.”

Melissa stood there in shock, not knowing what to say. Her wolven, however, had no reservations about what she wanted. She began to push forward, whining, begging Melissa to let her out and give her chosen one what he had asked for.

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