I impatiently waited for the next day to come. Never had I ever felt so restless and irritable throughout the night and that too for a small and useless goddess. To say that I was furious would have been an understatement.
I was inordinately pissed on her. My cynical mind was already plotting something against her or something that would help me break free from the mate bond. On the other hand, my lycan wasn’t very happy with whatever was going on in my head.
He’d always wanted to have a mate and now that we’d found her, he wanted to claim her as other lycans would have but I’m not just some other lycan. I’m the King of the Lycans.
If anything, having a mate would bring me nothing but weakness. She’d be targeted by my enemies and my enemies… they weren’t ordinary enemies. They were really powerful and were willing to go to any lengths to hurt me and my kingdom. It’d taken me so many years of hard work and so many sacrifices to lift my kingdom where it was today. There was no way I was going to let a she-wolf and a goddess become a weakness for me.
I’d have to either get rid of that she-wolf or the mate bond. As tempting and easy it was for my cynical mind to even think about getting rid of that she-wolf, my lycan was again not very pleased. He was instead, angry at me.
And on the side note, that she-wolf wasn’t just any normal she-wolf. It wouldn’t be easy to just get rid of her. She was a prominent wolf in Zaeris and a lot of people knew about her because of her father and the position she was going to inherit. Personally, I didn’t like it. I doubted that women were even capable of handling jobs as physically and mentally demanding as that of a general.
Arles has a great General in his council so far but I don’t see that with Ares’ upcoming council. A lot of the members on his council seem promising but the General… not so much. At least to me. If I had the chance then I’d have put someone more powerful, someone more cunning, someone very masculine on the position of the General instead of that lofty she-wolf.
Getting rid of her didn’t seem like a good choice all in all because a lot of people would notice her absence suddenly and they’d come looking for her and I’m sure they wouldn’t be very happy to find out that I got rid of her. And as far as I was considering, it might even hinder my relationship with Arles.
He was very devoted to his subjects, especially his mate. Something told me that they wouldn’t like it very much. After going through this option, my next option was to get rid of the mate bond.
I was planning on doing so. It seemed more possible and I’d even sent for Inanna to visit my court tomorrow morning- for which I was impatiently waiting all night. My eyes were glued to the window, waiting for the first rays of sunlight to hit my kingdom and declare the beginning of a new day.
I wanted to get this obstacle out of my way as soon as possible otherwise it would deeply interfere with my work. I’d already cast a spell on the she-wolf so that she kept would her mouth shut. Even though I’d threatened her with her snow leopard, I still didn’t trust her enough. I had a feeling that she was going to speak about it to at least someone.
I didn’t want anyone to know about this. It was only supposed to be between me and her. I’d simply get rid of anyone who’d come to know about it.
Even though I had barely slept last night, as soon as the sun rays hit my kingdom, I felt ready to take over the day. Maybe it was because I was excited to meet the goddess and threaten her to take the mate bond off. I knew it was definitely going to work.
I’d manipulated and gotten rid of a lot of gods and goddesses before. She’d face the same fate if she refuses to break the mate bond.
I started my day by going to training first. I trained there with my Second in command and other lycans who worked right under me. My General was there as well. Seeing him instantly reminded me of her even though the two had no similarities. No matter what, I couldn’t imagine her in that position at all.
It seemed so bizarre and… irresponsible to me. Although I couldn’t help but feel more unhappy knowing that in a few years when Ares would step up as the King of Zaeris, I’d have to put up with that she-wolf. I and neither of my men would take her seriously. That’s what I could predict now and also, women weren’t allowed in our military training camps.
They were too dangerous and harsh places to be. No woman would want to be there in the first place.
After training, I finally set out to start the day at court. I slowly grew more and more impatient when the time for that goddess to visit got closer and closer. Even my lycan was pacing inside me but for a different reason. He wanted to keep the bond and that she-wolf but both of us knew the cost we’d have to pay for that.
Even though he was ready, I wasn’t and it wasn’t a wise decision at all in the first place. It would be foolish to accept her as my mate. I was too intelligent to commit such a stupid crime.
I was finally done with all the court work. I patiently waited as the place was finally empty and I was the only breathing person there.
The arrival of the goddess was declared by the court Sargent before the goddess herself walked into my court as if she owned the place. Seeing her with her chin tipped higher and looking me straight into my eyes was something that my lycan and I didn’t like very much, especially because she was a woman.
“Why I am I summoned?” She demanded, never breaking the eye contact. Instead of answering her, I stared down at her grimly from my throne. I couldn’t believe that she didn’t bow to me whilst being at my court. The audacity of this goddess fed my rage. I clenched my teeth the longer she looked me in the eyes.
It was as if she was challenging me. The slight curve of the tip of her lips suggested that she knew the answer to her own question yet she decided to waste my time and her breath to ask that. What a pathetic goddess she was.
It took me all the patience in me to not growl at her. I stared her down for a second longer before I finally spoke, “You know what you’ve done. Undo it,” I told her grimly. She didn’t even bat her eyelids for a second. In response, she tilted her head at a side and asked me instead, “You could have simply rejecter her instead of calling me here for this petty business,”
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