Minnie giggled, leaning in and kissing Tony. “I think part of your size comes from your wolf, your pack knew that. They probably played on your insecurities over not feeling your wolf, right?”
Tony, who could agree with that theory, nodded. They did know I wasn’t allowed to shift and had lost all my wolf abilities.
“So, it stands to reason, that when your healthy, your wolf will be healthy, giving you back everything that comes from being a werewolf.”
“Including a wolf sized cock?”
Minnie outright laughed, a twinkle in her eyes. “Yes, baby, including a wolf sized cock.”
Tony grinned. Minnie made him so happy and even in the bad shape his body was in, she made him feel good about himself.
“How about we dress now and go find something to eat?”
“Yes,” Tony agreed. He went to roll off the bed, only to have her stop him. He gave her a questioning look.
“Tony, I’ve been meaning to ask, what is wrong with your voice?”
“Alpha likes silver-tipped whips. Whip hit wrong, catching my neck, almost severed my vocal cords. Silver kept it from healing correctly.”
“So, you’ll always sound this way?”
“Don’t know,” he shrugged “It’s been six months since it happened.”
“Or maybe it’s partially because you don’t talk much?”
“Talking stains, and makes my throat hurt after a bit. Does my voice bother you?” He questioned, now worried.
“No, it doesn’t bother me. I was just curious about what had happened.”
Then they both got off the bed. After taking a shower together and dressing, they headed out for the café.
The next morning Minnie rose early. She sat for a few moments, after showering, brushing through her hair, and watching Tony sleep.
He twitched occasionally, frowning, as if in pain.
She knew he was dreaming of the things done to him and it made her want to rip his former Alpha limb-from-limb. Turning her gaze to the window, she watched cars pass. She needed to be strong and to do that she needed her wolf. That was the only way she could protect her broken mate.
And I will protect him. Nobody will harm him ever again, not if I live.
The plan was to get on the bus again today and go as far as it went. From there they’d find a place to stay and jobs. Then they’d work on healing, physically and emotionally.
She glanced back over and wondered again; would Tony ever be a wolf again? She didn’t know and she feared the worst for her sweet omega mate because even as alpha, she didn’t smell wolf on him. As an omega, Tony didn’t have a strong scent anyway, but to her, he smelled human.
She feared losing his wolf completely would break him, just as it had her mother. Feeling a sob coming on, she quickly took deep breathes. Now was the time to be strong, she couldn’t give in to the tears.
So, wiping her eyes, she stood and walked over to the bed, sitting down on the edge. Leaning over Tony, she began to place gentle kisses along his shoulder until she found his sweet spot.
He woke up moaning her name as his eyes fluttered open.
As she leaned back, she smiled. “Good morning, baby. How are you feeling this morning?”
“Better than yesterday,” he told her a scratchy voice still thick with sleep.
“Good, because after breakfast, it’s back on the bus to anywhere but here.”
He groaned, closing his eyes.
Minnie giggled. Leaning in once more, she kissed those manly lips of his.
His one arm came up, wrapped around her torso, and pulled her down. With his other hand, he pulled her towel loose. Their bared chests met, and she moaned at the feel of his light dusting of chest hair brushing against her skin.
“I wish I was stronger Minnie,” he whispered as he broke their kiss. “I want so badly to mount you and mark you mine and have you mark me as yours. I’m not strong enough though and, as broken as I am, I fear I never will be. You’re an alpha Minnie, what if… what if I never get my wolf back?”
“It doesn’t matter because you will still be mine!” She told him fiercely and possessively. “I won’t give you up for anyone or anything Tony. Not now, not ever.”
“But an alpha needs a strong mate!”
“Listen to me, Tony. My father made it clear that I will never run his pack. So, alpha or not, I have no pack to worry about. You are my number one priority, nothing and no one else,” Minnie told him firmly. “Now, up and at it, we have a bus to catch.”
Ten hours later, the bus made its last stop. As Minnie and Tony made their way off the bus, she stiffened.
Wolves. This was pack land, but if they were lucky, it wouldn’t be a pack that was friends with her father. If they were, despite dwindling funds, they would have to move on.
Glancing back, she saw Tony looking at her, worry and fear in his eyes. She hated seeing that, but she couldn’t lie to him either. So, taking his hand in hers, she moved them further from the crowd, searching for a place to eat.
Once she saw something, she began to guide him that way as she spoke. “This is Pack land. I can smell the wolves, faintly. I’m not sure how close we are because my sense of smell isn’t as strong as it should be, but it’s there.”
“Do we need to get back on the bus?”
“No, you need rest and food. If we’re lucky the Alpha won’t know my father. If he does, then we’ll have to move on,” she expressed as she gave his hand a gentle squeeze.
Walking into the small steakhouse, Minnie caught the smell of wolf strongly. Fear moved up her spine and she felt like running back out again, but she would not. She was alpha born and needed to find her spine of steel if she and Tony were to survive.
It was a Friday night and every wolf in the pack must be here for a steak. With a glance at Tony, she could see he was oblivious, a sure sign he had no wolf senses.
When the hostess walked up, Minnie straightened her spine. The woman led them to a booth, and Minnie had Tony scoot in so she could sit next to him. This would make it easier to protect him if she needed to.
Taking a deep breath, and smelling wolves, she let it out slowly. Guess we’ll be finding out how friendly the natives were tonight.
“What can I get you to drink?”
Minnie looked up to find a young girl, a smile on her face. A quick sniff told her the girl was human. She returned the smile and replied, “We’ll have water thanks, and two of the biggest steaks you have, rare.”
“What kind of sides with that?” The waitress asked as she looked at Tony questioningly.
“Fries and… mac and cheese, I guess,” Tony said in little more than a whisper.
“And I’ll have a salad, with ranch dressing and a baked potato,” Minnie said.
“Alright. I’ll be right back with those waters,” the waitress said before she left.
When she was gone, Minnie glanced around. It didn’t take long to notice a large man in the far back corner because he radiated power and strength.
“Great,” she muttered irritably under her breath
“What’s wrong?” Tony asked softly.
“Far back corner, that is the Alpha,” Minnie answered before taking a drink of the water the waitress had placed in front of her.
“Don’t look now, but said Alpha is headed our way,” Tony whispered, his body beginning to shake in fear.