Chapter 9: Ten years later.
10 Years has passed since we started preparing for the war. It is now 40 years before it starts. We had dug more ceilers and put shelves up and stacked jars from floor to ceiling. Meat has been packaged and stacked in barrels and preserved. It's now time to wait for the crops to grow this year to start over again.
We have been training early morning until late at night every day. We are good. Very good. But I don't know if we will be good enough. But we are all going to do our best. That night I lay in bed thinking about how a good Alpha teaches the new youth not to be having sex with someone who is not their mate.
New rules will be put into place that no man or woman will reject their mat or have sex with one that is not their mate. They will start training day and night but of course we already are. Other new rules will be in place.
I had made a mistake and have to step up to the plate. I need to change. I know how hard it is going to be, but I have to do it. I have to set a better example before I die. Which I know is going to be about 43 years from now. I need to make some good out of the bad I have done. Because I want things to change.
I want to be known as a good Alpha again. I ruined that by cheating on my mate, lying to mate, and rejecting my mate. I set a bad example to the single members of my packhorse. I know that I will most likely not make everyone believe that I had changed but I can do my best. I also know that many single members will not believe that I want to change and want what is best for my pack. But I do. I do want my pack to be the best. Be known as honorable. I just have to make it work somehow.
We all continued to work hard, and we have enough food stocked up for at least 30 years. We continue to hunt, plant the fields, and smoke the meat. The women continue to can food and cut corn off the cob, and freeze the corn, beans, and peas. We have more freezers being delivered today. With as many pack members as I currently have, we are doing what we can to make sure enough food will be available for all of us.
We have gone to the stores and bought powdered milk and that is stacked in the newly build building. If people walked in and saw all these freezers, all the boxed milk, and stored food they would gasp. We might be going overboard but we would rather have more than enough and not less.
I locked the new building after the milk was unpacked from the boxes and put on the shelfs. We are finishing another building with shelves for boxed macaroni, potatoes, noodles, and anything else that will not become out of date as well.