Chosen by a Wolven

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Chapter 35

It was late in the evening when Trenton and Melissa finally made it back to Trenton’s house. They’d stopped on their way through town and picked up Blue because Trenton had really missed him. The little dog had been so excited to see him that Melissa had driven home so Trenton could hold and pet him all the way.

Melissa yawned, shutting the truck down after pulling into the driveway. “The luggage can wait until tomorrow, sweet man, all I need is food and a bed.”

Trenton chuckled before opening his door and letting Blue jump down. “That’s fine, I don’t need anything out of it tonight either. I think I’ve got some frozen soup Cindy made for me in the freezer. I can pull it out and heat up if you like.”

Melissa yawned again. “It’s food and that’s all I…” yawn. “…want right now. Man, I’m so sleepy. I don’t understand why I’m so tired all the time lately.”

“It probably just because of the stress you’ve been under. You’ve pushed and pushed yourself, now your body says it’s time to relax,” Trenton suggested as he waited with her door open.

Turning so that her legs were dangling out the door, Melissa put her arms around him. She leaned slightly to give him a kiss and Trenton tilted his head to deepen it.

“Mm… keep that up and you won’t get any sleep tonight either,” Trenton said with a soft moan before pulling her back for another kiss.

Giving a bit of a laugh, Melissa let him go and he lifted her out of the truck. Placing her feet on the ground, he took her hand and they walked into the house together.

As soon as they walked inside, Melissa headed for the kitchen and the freezer to see what he had to eat. She found the soup he was talking about, beef stew, yum. “Beef stew sounds good?”

“Sounds good to me,” Trenton answered.

So, Melissa quickly went to work thawing it in the microwave. She then went about heating some frozen French bread she’d found in the freezer, placing it in the oven. When the timer on the microwave dinged, she removed the stew.

Trenton grabbed two bowls, holding them while she ladled the stew into them. Placing them on the table, he grabbed glasses to fill with water, putting them on the table also.

Next, she removed the bread from the oven and cut it, placing it on a platter.

Trenton took it from her and after placing it on the table, he held out her chair for her to sit down. Then he seated himself and they began to eat.

When the meal was over, Melissa stood and began to clear the table.

“Just leave it for tonight,” Trenton murmured, stopping her. “I have a dishwasher and the dishes will wait until morning. We’re both exhausted, let’s just go to bed.”

Lifting her into his arms, he carried her to the bedroom. Once there, he helped her out of her clothes and placed her on the be. He covered her up, giving her a chaste kiss before saying, “Let me go lock everything up, I’ll be right back.”

Well, Melissa wasn’t sure when he came back because her eyes closed before he even made it to the doorway.


Trenton woke up the next morning feeling warm with a furry arm wrapped around him. He smiled; Melissa must have already gone for her morning run in her wolven form. He knew she’d missed being able to do that while they’d been gone from home. His smile dropped though when she gave a pained-sounding whine.

He carefully rolled over so he could look at her. Her eyes were closed, and she continued to almost whimper.

“Baby, what’s wrong?” He asked, concerned. He brought his hand up to run along her muzzle as her eyes opened. He frowned as he looked at how sad and flat, they looked. They didn’t have their usual sparkle. “Are you sick?”

She shook her head. Then she reached down and rubbed her belly.

“Are you hungry?”

She shook her head, no.

“Did you hunt?” Perhaps she’d gotten ahold of something she shouldn’t have.

She nodded, yes.

Maybe she’d just eaten too much after going so long without hunting.

She whined and took his hand carefully in hers, so she wouldn’t accidentally scratch him and lay it on her belly. She then moved his hand in a circular motion.

“Ah, so you want a belly rub.”

She nodded pitifully.

Chuckling, he pushed her gently onto her back and propped up on his elbow with his head in his hand. Then he began to gently rub her belly. She began to make a sound of contentment as her eyes drifted shut. After about ten minutes, her breathing evened out and she slept.

Blue came in and whined.

This caused Trenton to glance over the edge of the bed at him. “Are you hungry?”

Blue gave a yip of agreement

Trenton got up from the bed to go feed him. After he’d eaten, Trenton put him outside and headed into the kitchen to make coffee. When two arms wrapped around him, he inquired, “Are you feeling any better?”

“Mm… not really,” Melissa answered as she buried her nose in his bareback.

“So, what is wrong with your stomach?”

“It feels weird, I don’t know how to explain it,” she murmured with a huff.

Trenton turned to find her standing there with her lip poked out in a pout. Wrapping his arms around her, he kissed her pout away before asking, “Do you need a doctor?”

“No, I’ll be alright. I’m a wolven and we rarely get sick, however, when we do, it doesn’t last long.”

“Alright. If it gets worse, I’m going to insist on a doctor,” he informed her, and she nodded. He waved his hand toward the table then and mentioned, “I see you have a pile of mail to go through.”

“Yeah,” she agreed as she stepped over to the table and sat down. “That’s what happens when you’ve been gone a few days. Plus, I’d finally let the post office know where to send everything. Our poor postal carrier left it in a box on my porch.”

“Better get busy on it in case there’s something important in there. I’ll get breakfast made while you do that.”

Melissa nodded and pulled a stack toward her.

Trenton watched her for a moment as she began to quickly sort it into two piles. Then turning, he started cooking the bacon and eggs he’d laid out on the counter. He had the bacon finished and was just about to put the eggs on our plates when Melissa made a sound of alarm behind him.

“Trenton?”

Turning around, he found she was holding a small card in her hand, her face pale. Taking a deep breath, she met his gaze and asked, “You remember us talking about babies?”

“Yes, I remember saying I want a dozen. Why?”

She looked down at the card in her hand. “Well, it seems I forgot about updating my birth control shot. So, I’m thinking there might be a possibility that what has been wrong with my stomach is that I’m pregnant.”

Walking over to where Melissa sat, Trenton turned her chair then crouched down in front of her. “So, you’re saying there is a good chance that you’re pregnant?”

“I think so,” she agreed in a whisper. “Trenton, all I know is I went into heat, which is the only way a wolven can conceive. I thought my birth control would keep me from it, but I should have had another shot almost two months ago, now. With everything that was going on with Chad, the moving, with Lisa being hurt, it completely slipped my mind that it was time for one or I’d have told you to….”

“Melissa, stop right there,” Trenton told her as he laid a finger on her lips. “It’s okay. I want babies with you. This may be quicker than either of us planned but it’s okay because I love you.”

“I love you too.”

“Now, why don’t you answer a few of my questions while I finish fixing our plates,” he suggested as he stood back up.

“Okay, what do you want to know?”

Walking back to the counter, he picked up his spatula. He then began to put the eggs on their plates as he asked, “Well, let’s start with, how long is a wolven pregnancy?”

“Since we have a human form, pregnancy basics are the same as a human female, I guess. Although, I do remember my mom telling me one time that because I’m a pure wolven, my pregnancy would be closer to seven months instead of nine.”

“Will it make a difference since I’m human, not wolven?” Trenton asked, turning with two plates in his hands.

“I don’t know, and I have no one to ask.”

Pouring two glasses of orange juice and setting them on the table, he sat down. Picking up his fork, he asked, “You can go to a regular doctor then?”

“I should be able to… maybe…” She huffed. “Again, I don’t know. Mom went to a wolven doctor, but he was old. So, I doubt he’s even around anymore, and even if he was, I don’t know his name or anything.”

“I’m guessing phasing is safe for the baby,” he asked after swallowing a fork-full of eggs.

“Yes, up until I’m almost due. I don’t want to go into labor in my wolven form because if I do, I can’t safely phase back until the baby is born. There will be times that my wolven will want to nurse the baby though. That’s when they’ll have their time of bonding.”

“Hm… that makes sense. So, is there a possibility that because I’m human the baby will be also?”

“Again, I don’t know. These are things that Mom never told me. I don’t think she ever thought my chosen would be anything but wolven.” She turned slightly teary eyes to him. “Oh, Trenton, I wish I had someone to ask about these things. I’m scared because I really don’t know what to expect.”

Reaching across the table, he took her hand. “Melissa, it will be okay. We’ll treat this as a human pregnancy for now, unless it seems to be going differently. The first thing we’ll do is find you a doctor, confirm you are pregnant, then take it from there.”

She nodded and they finished breakfast.

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