Chosen by a Wolven

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Chapter 40

Trenton woke up with the sun on his face. With a yawn, he went to roll over only to grunt in pain. The night events flooded his brain as a familiar voice spoke.

“Careful, sweet man, those ribs don’t need more abuse.”

Turning his head, Trenton saw Melissa laying behind him. “Good morning, or is it afternoon?”

“Almost noon,” Melissa informed him before leaning in to kiss him. “I called Cindy and told her you wouldn’t be in today. She said the books had come, so she put Victoria and Jeremy to work stocking them.”

“Are all our troubles behind us now?”

Laughing softly, she murmured, “Oh, I hope so. Chad is gone. Victoria has a boyfriend. Billy and Carl, well, I think Sonia will make sure they get what’s coming to them. Which reminds me, right before you passed out you told me not to kill them. Why?”

Trenton carefully rolled onto his back, reaching up to cup her cheek. “You struggled enough with what you did to Chad, I don’t want you going through that again. You aren’t a killer, and well, as annoying as those two are, it isn’t worth the bloodstain on your soul to get rid of them permanently.”

Melissa nodded before carefully laying her head down next to his. “You’re right, even though my wolven disagrees with you. She wanted to see their blood soaking the ground for making her chosen one bleed.”

“Mm… I’m sure she did,” he murmured. “Nevertheless, I’m okay, and you’re okay…”

“And so is the baby. Oh, and speaking of baby, Uncle Landon called…” Melissa laughed.

Trenton tried to get a look at her face, wondering what had caused the laughter. “And?”

Melissa leaned up on an elbow, a twinkle in her eye. “I forgot to tell you, Sonia is a wolven too.”

“Okay. What does that have to do with our baby?”

“Nothing,” she said, laughing again. “See, Sonia’s mom died when she was just little, and her aunt raised her. I guess her aunt didn’t like her much, so she didn’t tell her all the things she needed to know about what she is. Anyway, long story short, she didn’t know about female wolvens going into heat, and neither did Uncle Landon.”

Trenton stared at her as he realized what she was saying. “So, she’s never…”

Melissa shook her head. “Nope, but she did last night when he got home, and he called to say thanks.”

“How did he find the time to call?” Trenton asked with a chuckle. I remember all too well how busy Melissa kept me during her heat.

“She decided to take a shower,” she replied. “It was enough to give him a breather.”

Trenton nodded. I wish I could take a shower and make love to my lovely wife.

Capturing his cheek in her hand, she turned him to face her. “Don’t pout, sweet man. You’ll be well enough to be naughty soon. For now, how about some breakfast?”

Trenton’s stomach growled and she laughed at him.

“I’ll take that as a yes.”

So, standing up, Melissa headed for the kitchen. When she was gone, he slowly rolled over, hissing as pain shot through his ribs. However, he managed to get to his feet, so he could follow her.


Two weeks later Trenton was finally healed enough that he could move without grunting in pain. Today, he decided it was time to go back to work.

Melissa agreed with him because she knew he’d been going stir-crazy with nothing to do, and she needed the time off. Although, between her and Cindy, while Trenton recuperated for two weeks, the bookstore had run like a well-oiled machine. Of course, it helped that Victoria and her boyfriend, Jeremy, came in the afternoons when school was out and helped too.

Today, she was finally going to see Uncle Landon, so he could do, whatever it is doctors do, to ensure both she and her baby were healthy. This means I should be getting my lazy self out of bed.

Glancing at the clock, she realized she only had a half-hour before her uncle would be knocking on her door. Jumping up, she quickly ran for the shower. Somehow, she managed to be showered and dressed, with a few minutes to spare, when her Uncle Landon arrived.

“How are you feeling Melissa?” Uncle asked as she let him in.

“I’m good actually. I’m excited about this because seeing a doctor makes it even more real to me.”

“Does it?” Landon asked with a chuckle. “Well, there really isn’t much I can do today, except confirming that you are pregnant and make sure the two of you are healthy.”

“I know, but once it’s confirmed I can start telling people. Of course, I know I am, my small baby bump tells me that.”

He tilted his head and asked, “How far along are you anyway?”

“A couple of months.”

“Melissa, if you already have a baby bump, more than likely you’re carrying more than one,” Landon informed her. “Either that or you won’t go the whole nine months.”

“Well, Mom always said as a pure wolven, my gestation time would be seven months.”

“Yes, but that’s with another wolven, your chosen is human. This brings to my mind something else I should mention. There is a possibility your children will be human also,” Landon told her as he stared off into space thoughtfully. “Although, if the baby is growing more rapidly, that could mean he or she is wolven, if not multiples.”

“Oh, well, I hadn’t thought of it that way,” Melissa murmured. “What I do know is that Trenton and I already talked about that. It doesn’t matter either way to either of us.

“Well, I brought a portable ultrasound, so let’s have a look, shall we?”

“We shall,” she agreed whole-heartedly.

Landon had her lay down on the floor and pull her shirt up. After smearing some gel on her stomach, he moved the wand around. With a grin, he exclaimed, “Yep, you and Trenton are going to have your hands full.”

“What, what do you see? Is it twins?” Melissa stared at the small screen, trying to see what he saw.

Turning it around to face her, he said, “Nope, triplets.”

“Oh, oh, oh!” She squealed. “Three babies!”

“Yes, three,” Landon repeated. “Now, looking at the size of the babies, they look to be closer to the three months mark, possibly four months, rather than two. So, I’m going to say that they are most likely wolven. Although, looking at how much smaller this one is,” he pointed at the screen, “she could be human.”

“She?”

“Yes, she, but I’m assuming here because this babe is so much smaller,” he stated. “It could be because the baby is human or it might simply be because it’s female, only time will tell.”

“Wow, three wolven babies. Even two is… just wow.” Gazing at the screen in awe, she continued to watch them squirm round.

“I hope Sonia and I will be as blessed.”

Finally looking away from the screen, she smiled at him. “Is there something you want to tell me?”

“No, not yet anyway, but…”

“But what?”

“Well, you told her that she’d go for three days or until she was pregnant. Her heat only lasted about a day and a half,” Landon admitted, his cheeks now slightly pink.

“Oh yeah, she’s preggers alright. Congrats, Uncle,” Melissa said as she sat up and hugged him. “Our little ones can grow up playing together. Which reminds me, where do you live?”

Uncle Landon sighed as he began to put his things away. “We live in town, although neither one of us like that fact. Because of it, we have nowhere to run, so when we can, we go to the national forest reserve to run. It doesn’t satisfy our wolven but it’s better than nothing.”

“Hm… well, would you be interested in buying Trenton’s house? Its land borders this one and we’ve been debating on what to do with it. We don’t want to sell it to someone who could learn my secret, but we don’t need two houses either.”

Uncle Landon gazed at her wide-eyed. “Are you serious? We’d love to buy it if you are.”

“I don’t know why not. It would solve both of our problems. Stop by and talk to Trenton, I’m sure he’ll agree.”

“Oh, trust me I will,” Landon said as he gave her a hand in getting up off the floor. He then hugged her before saying goodbye and leaving.

Once her uncle left, Melissa went into the kitchen to find something to eat. Lately, that seemed to be all she did, and her wolven has been hunting more too. So, I guess baby, or babies, are making her extra hungry also.

After she’d eaten, she decided to go and tell Trenton the good news because she was too excited to wait until he came home.

Maybe I should be a bit scared since I know extraordinarily little about babies, and now I’m going to have three, but I’m not. I just hope Trenton has nerves of steel too because I think we’re going to need them.

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