Calling Callan

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The issue of Peter Welch

I was awoken by the sound of dishes clattering against the concrete floor. I saw two guards making their way over to every occupied cell and pushing a metal tray with food under the silver bars.

The other guard was pushing a trolly on which all the metal plates were piled up. They soon reached my cell and bowed once they saw me. I nodded my head.

"I need you to get Callan here" I told them.

"Uhhh I don't think we can do that Luna" one of the guards said.

"Why?" I asked him, my eyebrows furrowed. What? Is he not gonna talk to me as well now? I tried the mind-link but I can feel he has blocked me out.

"The Alpha is very angry over this situation and he ordered everybody to not mention you or else he'll lock us up as well" the guard said with his head bowed.

That asshat is so freaking temperamental...I swear to the gods!

"Just tell him I'm hurt. Tell him I need to see a doctor and if he doesn't get down here within the next 20 minutes, I will reject his stupid ass when I get out of here" I told the guard to which he simply nodded his head.

After the guards had left to fetch Callan, I let out a sigh of relief. Once that idiot get's me out of here, I would tell him about Peter Welch and he and his family would be safe.

Within the next 10 minutes, Callan came rushing down to the cells.

"Get her out!!" He barked at Beta Theo who accompanied him, as soon as they reached my cell. I made sure to lie on the ground in fetal position, just incase he changed his mind after finding out I wasn't actually sick. No one knows with this unstable idiot..

I was picked up by Callan as soon as the cell doors were opened. Within minutes I was lying on Callan's bed in his new room.

"Anaïs where does it hurt? Why didn't you mind link someone? Are you trying to kill yourself?!" He said while trying to poke around my stomach to know the cause of my pain.

"The doctor will be here in a minute" he said while gently stroking my hair.

"There's no need for a doctor" I said as I dropped my act and sat up on his bed. "I'm fine Callan but I need to talk to you about something urgent" I said.

I could see a number of emotions pass through Callan's eyes. Confusion at first and then anger.

I rolled my eyes..."Of course" I thought to myself.

"Listen before you blow up, no I didn't fake being hurt to get out of my punishment. I need to talk to you about Peter Welch, the man being held in the cell across mine" I told him while scooting a little closer to him.

"Peter Welch? I don't get it Anaïs. I get informed by a prison guard that my mate that I literally put inside a cell, was sick and in pain and now you're telling me you almost gave me a heart attack to talk about a treasonous bastard?!" Callan said while running his hand through his hair. He was angry as well as curious but mostly worried.

"I'm sorry I didn't know how to got you to let me out of that cell. I couldn't say anything there, they were listening in on us" I told him but my words further confused him. He drew his eyes together and looked at me confused.

"What are you going on about? Anaïs I'm so sorry I put you in there. I don't know what I was thinking, you can't reject me princess. I am so sorry, you have no clue how much-" I shut him up by placing my palm over his mouth. This was not the time for our personal problems..an innocent man's life is on the line.

"It doesn't matter. What I need from you now is to carefully listen to what I am about to tell you and find out a solution to this problem as soon as possible" I told him. It took me around half an hour to explain everything to Callan. From the start to the end. I told him who Peter was and about our conversation in the prison, I told him about my speculation about his family being held captive and why I faked being sick to get out of there.

"Wait but why wouldn't he tell us that. We questioned him in the cells and he told us he did it all alone and refused to name his employer" Callan said after he digested my words.

"There's someone in that prison listening, I don't know how but somehow whatever Peter says is being conveyed to his employer outside and that is why he refuses to name him or tell us why he did it. He'd rather die than put his family in danger" I told Callan.

I knew I was walking on a very thin line here because all of this was just my assumptions but I saw the way Peter reacted when I mentioned his wife and children. I could see it in his eyes, I don't know why but I want to believe this is the reason he committed treason.

"Are you sure about this Anaïs?" Callan asked me. I know asking him to bring Peter out of the prison for questioning was dangerous, he could hurt someone or run away and complete the task he was given but it was worth a shot. Peter just didn't seem like a bad guy, bad guys don't sympathize with you and I saw how sorry he was for me and the situation I was in. He even bowed to me and acknowledged me as his Luna, I mean if he wished ill fate upon this pack, then why would he show it's leaders respect?!

"Just get him out once. I do not know why but I don't think he did it and if somebody is really holding his family captive then what are the chances that they'll let them go once Peter is sentenced? What if they kill his children...come on Callan?" I pleaded with Callan. It was his responsibility to protect the pack and letting out a prisoner was risking the pack members lives but we can't just sit quietly and do nothing while little children's lives are in danger!! And what are the chances that once Peter is dead, those bad people wouldn't find another man to complete Peter's work?!

"I just mind linked my dad. You did good telling me about it even if it's a speculation, if it means saving pack members then it's worth our consideration" Callan said. I let out a sigh of relief, I was truly worried about Peter's family. I couldn't help but keep on picturing his children, scared somewhere locked up in a dark place. The image just kept on eating away at me.

"So do I go back to the prison to complete my sentence or what?" I asked Callan as we sat there on his bed, waiting for his father to arrive.

Callan chuckled at my words and turned his head to look at my smirking face. I knew he wouldn't be able to send me back, the mate bond wouldn't let him. I mean he literally terrorized all the pack members into not even mentioning my name because it drove him crazy..

"You know the only reason I was even able to send you there for a day was because I was angry." He said while pulling me closer to him.

"No you did it because you're an asshole" I told him while pocking his chest with my finger.

"No I did it because you were being a bitch. You promised you would try Anaïs, you said you'll give me a chance and then you go around humiliating me" he said and a frown replaced the smile on his face.

"I wasn't humiliating you, I've pranked you before and you hardly said anything about it then. I don't see why you're overreacting now" I said while puckering my lower lip.

"It's different now Anaïs. Before you were The girl I liked but couldn't have so I let you be but now you're my mate, my Luna and if my Luna doesn't even respect me then how am I supposed to gain the respect of others in the pack?" He said. Fuck it, I knew I was wrong but I tried my best to not admit it.

"Why you gotta be such a grown up? Okay I admit it I was wrong, I won't do it again but there's not way in any hell that you can get me to actually respect you. You will always be the biggest living and breathing douchebag for me" I told him while smiling slyly at him.

Callan just chuckled at my words and shook his head from side to side.

"Whatever you say princess. I know a lot has changed but you have to accept it sooner or later, you can't keep on acting the same way you did before. I don't mind you calling me names in private but in front of the pack we need to show mutual respect." He said while picking me up and placing me on his lap. I yelped at his actions but didn't try to scoot away. I could see he was exhausted from just having to punish me..

"Yea okay I guess I can refrain from cursing at you for a few hours when we're outside." I said while rolling my eyes at him and his cunning ways to get me all sentimental in order to have his way.

He hummed and buried his face in my neck making sparks fly around us. I knotted my fingers in his hair, trying to release some of the pent up tension in him.

"I guess it's safe to say you have forgiven Callan for LITERALLY everything?" I suddenly heard Isis say.

"You're back! Isis I missed you so much. Where have you been?" I asked Isis, surprised at her reappearance after so many days.

"I wasn't willing to talk to you unless you reconciled with mate but then you started formulating that prank and I knew I couldn't stop you so I thought it would be wise to stay away" Isis said making me feel guilty. She was not speaking to me because of my childish antics..

"Yea okay I get it everybody's mad at me, I'm the one at fault blah blah. But now it's fine. I won't bring up Callan being asshat to me all my life and neither would I try to get away from him and the mate bond" I told her to which she happily nipped in my head.

"My dad's downstairs. Let's go" I was brought back to reality by Callan's words. I got off of his lap and we went downstairs to the main hall in the pack house.

We greeted the Alpha, who was sitting on one of the sofas in the main hall. Callan and I quickly relayed everything I had came across while I was in the general prison to the Alpha. He was beyond shocked but looked as if he trusted my words.

"I think it is wise to listen to Anaïs here. If what she thinks is true, then Peter's family can be in danger. We can have some of the fighters from border duty escort Peter out of the cells and restrain him in one of the warehouses near the western lines. That way it would be difficult for him to run away because the patrol on the west is the thickest and given that rogue territory is not far away from there, he would be wise to let us question him without any struggle" the Alpha said making both me and Callan nod.

It seems like a nice plan, this way we can confirm my suspecion and also make sure Peter isn't able to hurt anyone just in case I was wrong about all of this.

I just didn't know what I hoped for at this point though. I didn't want to be right about all of this because that would mean there were innocent lives in danger right now but I didn't want to be wrong either because not only would I have unnecessarily put pack lives in danger, it would also mean that Peter was actually a bad guy which I did not want because for some reason I liked him and I refused to believe that a pack member would betray us.

I just hoped whatever happens, noone gets hurt.
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