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Lila’s POV - Seven Years Later.

I spun around with a gasp as the kitchen door swung open and hit the wall with a bang. Corbon stormed into the kitchen with a frown.

“I’m not going back to that school,” he grunted, throwing his bag onto the floor.

I took two plastic tubs of sandwiches from the fridge and put one in front of him. Alora marched into the kitchen with the same expression Coby had.

I put the other tub in front of Alora and sat down in front of them. “Okay, what happened at school?” I asked.

Coby finished what he had in his mouth before he groaned and shook his head. “Mrs Greenburg was talking about hybrids today in history class.” He groaned.

“What did she say?” I questioned, my eyes went wide and I sat upright.

“Hybrids are unnatural and dangerous,” Alora whispered.

“She wanted us to be prepared and ready for when our king and queen have their baby,” Corbon added with a sigh.

“I don’t know why she did it, though. Hybrids aren’t history.” Alora grumbled.

I stood up from my seat and rushed to the side of the table. “You know you’re not dangerous, right?” I affirmed, bending down at the side of the table.

“You’re special. There is nothing dangerous about either of you.” I sighed. “You know they are only scared because they don’t know you.”

“We should tell everyone who we are.” Alora groaned, “At least they will know we are not who they think we are.”

“Lora, we know why,” answered Coby as he sighed.

“Listen, kids. I know this isn’t ideal, but it is for your safety. There are some bad people out there who want you.” I sighed.

We have had this conversation many times. I think they understand the risk and danger, but I know it’s tough for them too. They can’t be themselves outside the palace walls. They are stuck pretending to be someone they aren’t.

“I will sort it. You will never have to hear a nasty word about hybrids again.” I declared, rising to my feet and moving towards the door.

I glanced over my shoulder and sighed. “Your dad and I love you.” I smiled.

One of the first notable things we did as king and queen was to create a school for all species. They can go from age eight and leave when they are sixteen, but they can stay until they turn eighteen.

However, we are like silent partners. We knew that some people wouldn’t send their children to a school that we and our “impending hybrids” provided.

Alpha Dimitri of the Blood Moon Pack and Rowan Kaiser, a vampire, were our covers. Their names are on the file as owners. They believe in us and what we are standing for. They feel the same about different species merging in harmony. We believe children can learn from one another, and they do not have to hide their true selves at this school.

Alora, Corbon and Ryder have wolf smells when they go to school, courtesy of Elias. Alpha Dimitri listed them as his children because we couldn’t tell them exactly who they are.

The necklaces Elias gave them no longer mask their scents. He modified them, so now they only have a wolf scent, which worked well with the cover story.

The school has a spell around it that prevents the children from transforming and using magic. It is safer for all children and keeps Alora, Corbon and Ryder protected and undetected.

The twin’s eyes flash purple when their wolf or vampire side comes forward, and Ryder’s eyes flash yellow with a hint of red now that he’s older, and his dark wolf side has pushed through.

"Are you free to talk, Levi?" I asked through our link.

I want to check if Ryder is okay. If the twins heard what that teacher said, there is a high chance he did too.

"Yeah, Sis. Go ahead." He answered.

"A teacher at the kids’ school was bad-mouthing hybrids. The twins are upset; is Ryder okay?" I asked.

I headed straight to Alarix’s office. It needs sorting. There is no reason any of their teachers should talk about hybrids.

As far as anyone knows, we haven’t had a baby. It sucks keeping them secret, especially when we have the annual gatherings. We don’t let the children attend, and they won’t until they’re old enough, so we don’t have to keep a close eye on them and give it away that they’re ours.

"You know Ryder; nothing phases him. Hope the twins are okay; hug them from us." He replied.

"Will do, Bro."

I tapped on Alarix’s door and waited for him to answer. I know he is in there; I can feel him. Even after all these years, he still gives me the butterfly effect when he’s around.

It’s the things he does to us.' Lola purred.

Down, girl.′ I chuckled.

“How often do I have to tell you?” Alarix called out, “Don’t knock, just come in.”

I giggled and pushed open the door. I was squashed against his chest as soon as I stepped inside. I wrapped my arms around him, stood on my tip-toes, and buried my face into his neck.

“I’ve missed you, beautiful.” He murmured into my hair.

I scoffed and shook my head, chuckling. I moved back and smirked at him.

“It’s only been a few hours.” I quipped.

“A few hours too long.” He sighed, nuzzling his face into my neck.

“Later, baby.” I groaned as his fangs scraped my neck.

He sighed and nodded, pulling away. “What’s up?” He asked, lifting his brow.

I sighed and slumped against him as he held me tighter. “The twins had a bad day at school,” I grumbled.

He stepped backwards, pulling me with him. He leaned against his desk and tugged me flush against him.

“What happened?” He asked.

I rested my forehead against his chest and sighed heavily. “One of their teachers decided to inform the students about hybrids.” I griped. “She was nasty about it.”

“What was the teachers name?” He fumed.

“Mrs Greenburg,” I answered.

He pushed me back with a low snarl. “Go check on the twins; I’ll deal with this.” He nodded.

I blew Rix a kiss as he went around his desk, and I made my way over to the door. I left the room as the outgoing call tune filled the room.

I wish we could be there when he tells that bitchy teacher off.′ Lola growled, ′King Alarix is sexy.

I rolled my eyes and giggled. Our heat is due anytime now; I would say it’s starting with Lola acting like this.

"The teacher is fired. Dimitri and Rowan are going to the school tomorrow to set everyone straight. I’ll meet you soon at the kids’ room." Alarix mentioned this through our link.

The twins don’t deserve this at all. They shouldn’t be hiding away and pretending to be someone they aren’t. They should be happy and carefree, not worrying about what is going to happen.

Alarix and I are so proud of them. They don’t let the others get to them. They’re stronger than we give them credit. I’ve been so close to saying, “Fuck the consequences,” and announcing to the world that our babies are here, and they aren’t like who they think they are.

That can’t happen, not until they can defend themselves too.

I knocked on Alora’s door before opening it, “it’s only me,” I announced as I entered.

“Mum, can Ryder come over?” Coby asked as he turned to look at me with my mobile phone in his hand.

“When did you get my phone?” I chuckled.

“Uncle Levi rang, and I answered when I saw his name. I wouldn’t have answered it if it wasn’t him.” He answered.

I smiled and nodded my head. “If Uncle Levi and Uncle Elias say it’s okay, then it’s okay with me,” I replied.

“My mum said yes,” Coby exulted through the phone as he ran out of Alora’s room. “I’m getting the game ready now; see you soon.”

Alora was laid on her front, on the bed, staring at the wall. I went over to her and sat near her. I smoothed her hair down, moving it from her face.

“What’s up, baby?” I asked.

She sighed and shook her head.

“Come on, Lo. You can tell me anything.” I prompted, stroking her hair.

She sighed and sat up. She crossed her legs as she faced me and took a deep breath.

“Will I have a mate or a beloved?” She whispered.

My eyes went wide, and I suppressed a gasp. I wasn’t expecting to have this conversation now, not for another few years at least. It’s crossed my mind a few times. We aren’t sure what species her soulmate will be, but we hope, whatever species they are, they will accept her for who she is.

“We don’t know, sweetheart.” I sighed. “But when the time comes, we’ll face it together.”

She smiled brightly at me and nodded. I wrapped my arms around her and pulled her into me.

“I love you, Mum.” She expressed, snuggling into me.

I planted a kiss on her head and hugged her tightly. “I love you more.”

The twins are growing up too fast. Soon they will reach the age of finding their soulmates; they will no longer need us as much. We have to get them ready and prepared for venturing off into the world without us constantly by their side.

"Alarix, I want another baby."

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