Bind Me

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|colour schemes and keys|

Lila’s POV.

“Your land is stunning,” he commented as he looked around the area.

His whole body was tense as we drove through the pack gates. He gaped around, taking in the sights. He looked shocked and maybe in awe. He didn’t relax until we left the main streets and drove through the little country lane that led to my house.

“Being back in the countryside is amazing.” I smiled to myself. “I hate the city... I don’t like the noise and smells.” I cringed, chuckling.

“I can’t believe I used to live so close... I’m from Burscott.” He murmured. I glanced at him and gasped. “We moved not long after the seer visited us.” He whispered.

I sucked in a breath as my house came into view. Burscott isn’t far from Clovelly at all. If he hadn’t moved, I would have found him years ago.

I pulled up outside of my house and switched the engine off. I turned in my seat and took a long-winded breath. “I searched for you,” I sighed.

He smiled at me weakly. “I think I did too. I used to run through the forest all the time... I was probably subconsciously searching for you.” He commented. “I never used to run through forests, but I felt more... At home running through the forest.” He sighed.

“I couldn’t look for you... I didn’t want to meet you because if I did, I knew you would be in danger.” He murmured.

“I kno-” I cut him off by shaking my head and grabbing his hand. “Look, we don’t need to dwell on the past.” I sighed. “We have each other now, Rix, and we’re both enough.” I smiled at him.

He grinned at me and lifted my hand towards his face before giving my knuckles a chaste kiss. “Come on... It will only be my parents and maybe Levi and Elias in the house.” I mentioned as I smiled at him.

He took a deep breath and nodded. I opened the car door. Before I could climb out, Alarix was stood by my door, holding his hand out.

I smiled shyly at him and placed my hand in his. “Thanks,” I giggled as I stood next to him as he shut the door. “Anything for you,” He bowed playfully.

We strolled towards the house while he dawdled behind me. “Come on,” I chuckled. He hummed and took one large step, walking next to me. “Your house is massive...” He drawled.

“Hmm, all the houses are hand-built around here,” I mentioned, smiling at him.

He gasped and choked on his breath. “Wow... Impressive.” He breathed.

I chuckled and nodded my head. “So, are you ready?” I asked, glancing at him. He nodded and linked his fingers through mine. “I’m ready.” He grinned.

I pushed open the front door and gestured him in. He moved inside, looking around at everything. “In the kitchen!” Mum called out.

I led him towards the kitchen, occasionally tugging him along when he stopped to look at photos on the wall. “Every photo of you, you have your hair over your shoulder.” He chuckled. “Every time I’ve seen you, you’ve had your hair like that.” He added, turning to face me.

I giggled and nodded. “When I first met my mum, she had her hair like this,” I replied, touching the braid, laying on my shoulder. “She reminded me of a princess.” I smiled.

He raised his brow at me, “what do you mean when you first met her?” He asked.

“She’s not my biological mum... They were second chance mates.” I explained.

He furrowed his brows, then nodded. “I have no idea what that is, but I thought you looked like her.” He smiled.

“It’s been said.” I chuckled. “I’ll explain everything about our kind, I promise.” I smiled.

We made our way to the kitchen while he continued to look around. I stepped into the kitchen and smiled at the sight in front of me. My parents were standing by the sink, laughing with each other.

I love watching my parents together. They are so sickly in love, and over the years, it’s like they fall in love all over again. I hope Alarix and I will be like that... No matter what we go through and how many years go by, I hope we’ll fall in love over and over again.

I sucked in a breath and pulled my bottom lip between my teeth. I’m not going to have what my parents have... The prophecy will make sure of that.

“Are you ok?” Alarix whispered. I let out a breath and nodded at him.

“Hey, kids.” My dad greeted us.

“Hey.” I smiled.

“You have a beautiful house, Alpha.” Alarix complimented.

Dad chuckled and shook his head. “Please, call me Leon.”

I moved towards the table and pulled the chairs out, gesturing for Alarix to sit. As he sat down, I settled next to him as my parents sat opposite us. “Where’s Levi and Elias?” I questioned. “I thought they’d be here too.” I rolled my eyes and chuckled.

“They went straight to the packhouse, I think,” Mum answered. Dad placed an envelope in the middle of the table. They both looked at each other and smirked at each other.

“Ok... What’s up with you two?” I furrowed my brows at them.

Dad pushed the envelope towards me and beamed. “This is for you both.” He smirked.

I looked at him, confused, as I picked the envelope up. It was heavier than I expected. I shook it, raising my brow at them; it sounded like there were keys inside.

“What is it?” I asked.

“Open it, Lil,” Mum giggled.

I opened the envelope and pulled the paper out. “Color scheme ideas...” I drawled, reading out loud.

“Why do we need colour schemes?” I giggled. I held the envelope on an angle and watched as two sets of keys fell onto my palm.

“I don’t understand. I mean, I understand the keys for Alarix, but I have a key for our house.” I puzzled.

I examined the keys. There was a key ring on each set of keys with our names engraved on them. My keyring from Elias was hanging proudly on my keys. I turned the keyring over, hoping Alarix didn’t see it.

It’s sweet that they had new keys made for us, but they weren’t keys to our house, and I was confused.

“Well, the keys open the front door to your house, and the colour scheme is for you both to choose what you want,” Dad explained with a big grin on his face.

My eyes went wide. “Our house?” I choked. “You built me... Us a house?” I stammered.

“Of course we did. Levi has one too, but he wanted to live in the packhouse.” Dad answered. “We had houses built for you both for when you found your mates.” He continued.

“Although, if you ever mentioned wanting to move out, we were going to tell you about the house.” Mum smiled sweetly at us both.

I was speechless. I didn’t know what to say... I glanced at Alarix; he looked dumbfounded and unsure what to say. “Is this... Are you ok with this?” I questioned.

He smiled at me and nodded. “Where you go, I go.” He chuckled.

I spun my head around to my parents and grinned at them. My mum had her head resting on my dad’s shoulder with her arm curled through his. They were both watching us in awe.

Mum pushed a folded piece of paper towards us, “Here’s the map for your house. You can drive, walk or run... It’s not too far.” Mum explained.

“Thank you so much.” I gushed.

“Yeah... Thank you.” Alarix muttered.

I linked my fingers through his as I stood up, pulling him up with me. He was overwhelmed; I could see it in his face. "We'll see you later. Thank you for this." I smiled, holding up the keys.

They nodded before I tugged Alarix out of the kitchen. We made our way to the door. I opened it and turned to him. "Are you ok?" I asked, looking up at him.

He nodded and tucked a stray strand of hair behind my ear. "I am... It's just different being around your family. It's completely different to what I'm used to." He sighed.

I leaned up on my tiptoes and pressed my lips against his. He sighed into the kiss before brushing his thumb against my cheek. "I'll get used to it... Don't worry." He chuckled against my lips.

I grinned at him and nodded. "Ready to go see our new house?" I smirked. We walked out of the door hand in hand.

"So, fuck the vampire... I'm a warrior." He smirked at me.

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