6 months later…
“Macy can you believe that we graduate tomorrow” I said jumping up and down in excitement.
“Alli! Quit jumping you’re going to hurt the baby!” she reminded me.
Yes, she said baby I was 6 months pregnant with Nick’s baby. When I realized that I was a few weeks late I had rushed to the closet drug store to get a test. The two-minute wait was torture. Macy paced the room like it was her test.” I remembered grinning. When the timer had gone off I rushed to see the results.
Two blue lines,” omg your pregnant.” Macy had yelled excitedly.
“Baby Calm down your shaking my baby in there.” He said getting on his knees to kiss my stomach. “How’s daddy’s little man?” He asked rubbing my belly.
“Baby are you about ready to go? Your parents are going to be meeting us at the school.” He reminded me.
“Yup!” I said grabbing my bag, and a snack for the road, “Macy, let’s go!” I yelled.
We had just graduated and it felt good to finally be done with school.
“We did it Nick! We finished!” Alli said jumping into my arms. I couldn’t describe how happy she made me, her and our baby were everything to me. I loved waking up to her beautiful face in the morning. I was lucky to have her as my wife she doted on me and I knew even though a part of her would always love Matthew she loved me just as much. We had gone to dinner with the Alpha and his wife and then we had headed back here. Mark said he wanted to talk to us about something.
“Nick, we need for you guys to come home.” Mark notified us.
“No!” Alli yelled. “Dad I don’t want to go back.”
“Love, remember the baby, he feels when you’re upset.” I told her.
“Alli I know that this is going to be hard for you. But Nick’s dad’s health hasn’t been good which is why Nick’s parents didn’t make it for the graduation. I need Nick to take over the position of Beta,” he apprised us.
“Is that true?” Alli said looking me in the eyes.
“Yes” I replied.
“Why didn’t you tell me?” She asked grabbing my hand.
“Alli I didn’t want to put you under unwanted stress.” I stated.
“He’s your dad Nick! I would never able to live with myself if something happened to him and you weren’t there with him.” She said quietly.
“Let’s go back.” “Are you sure?” I asked pulling her on my lap.
“Yes, as long as I have you I’ll be okay” she said resting her head on my chest.
She had been gone 8 months and true to my word I never tried to track her down or even asked Mark how she was doing. Mandy was ready to deliver any moment and things were complicated with us. As much as I wanted to, I just couldn’t forget Alli. It drove me crazy thinking about her and that boy. My heart ached for my mate, I wanted nothing more than to hold her and beg her to forgive me. Not a day went by that I didn’t think of her, Mark had told me that he was going to get Nick to takeover for his father as Beta. I knew that they would be returning soon the fact that I didn’t know what had happened between Alli and him was driving me crazy. I had promised her that I would not interfere and I would keep my promise to her even if it killed me.
Our baby was due any day now and everything was ready for him. Matthew had been very attentive and supportive the whole pregnancy and I knew the reason why. He called her name in his sleep and I knew that he had not gotten over her I was sure that that would never happen. My heart was troubled I was scared of what that meant for me and the baby. Would he eventually give in and leave us to go to her? My life was spiraling out of control and I was trying the best I could to keep it all together.
“Baby are you sure you’re okay with going back?” Nick said pulling me on to his lap.
“I’m not going to lie Nick, the thought of being so close to Matthew again makes me nervous. I’m worried about what I will feel when I see him. So far he has held up his end of the bargain and he hasn’t come looking for me but once I’m close again I’m not sure that he will stay away. I love you and I don’t want him trying to come between us.” I reassured him.
“Alli as much as I hate to say this I think that Matthew is a man of his word. And since we come from different packs and we are no longer in school I don’t think that we will have to see him much.” He reasoned.
“Your right Nick, maybe I’m worrying for nothing.” I agreed.
“Let’s go to bed babe we have a long day ahead of us tomorrow.” Nick said standing up and carrying me to our room.
“I love you.” I whispered in his ear.
“I love you more Alli.” He said kissing my forehead. “You will never know what you mean to me and how you saved me. Without you I wouldn’t be the man I am today. Just a broken shell of a person wishing he could die!” He said tears in his eyes.
“I know that it’s been hard on you moving on from Matthew. But I will love you and protect you and never take what we have for granted I hope and pray that is good enough.”He sated fiercely.
“How can you ever think that you’re not good enough?” I said holding his face in my hands.
“You’re the kindest most loving person that I have ever met! Your mate was crazy to fear you. Her loss was my gain you’re my mate now and no one will ever get between us! I loved you before all of this with Matthew, but after him, I loved you so much more. This baby is a result of our love for each other; this baby is half me and half you. Whatever comes our way we will face it together.” I said kissing him.
She was the reason I woke up in the morning, nothing mattered more to me then her and the baby. I knew that moving back was going to be hard on her. Her wolf would want Matthew and the pull was going to be strong. Until Matthew broke there bond it was going to be a struggle for the both of them. To say I was not worried would be a lie, I loved her and no matter what happened I wanted her to be happy. She loved me but I knew as long as their bond stayed intact that Matthew would always be between us.