Mate Hunt

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Decision

The sun began to rise in the sky; a cool breeze hit the small empty village. In the small cave, Leah and Romulus slept soundly. However, Romulus opened his eyes as he heard the birds chirp outside the cave. He massaged his eyes and felt a small weight on his chest. He looked down and smiled.

The werewolf looked at his sleeping mate. For the first time in his life, he finally felt complete. The memory of him and Leah making love made him smile. Romulus pulled her closer to him, enjoying her scent. He kissed the top of her head.

Then, Leah began to groan from her sleep and slowly opened her eyes, she stretched. Once fully awake, she saw Romulus' muscular chest. That was when all the memories of the previous night came to her. Leah blushed at the memory of their time together.

"Good morning, my love," purred Romulus.

She did not look at him; Leah felt embarrassed. "M-Morning."

A chuckle escaped. "Don't be embarrassed, love. It is normal for couples to have sex. Although, I am happy that I was your first."

Leah felt her face getting warmer from embarrassment. "Stop that!" She gently slapped his chest. Both were in one another's arms, enjoying each other's touch and warmth. However, Leah was thoughtful, and Romulus noticed.

"What's wrong? Did I do something that did not please you? Are you mad at me? Are-"

Leah covered his lips with her right hand. "No, it's not that. It's about my grandmother. Now that we made love, I am conflicted about my place. I would feel a bit guilty for leaving my grandmother or you."

Romulus felt his heartbreak. The thought of Leah leaving him would destroy him, he would have no purpose to live, but he did not want to hurt her. "It's your choice. Whatever it is, I will respect your decision."

Leah noticed the sadness in Romulus' eyes and voice. It tore her heart to pieces. She came closer to him and kissed him. "Come on; I want to go visit my grandmother."

Both got dressed and headed to Isla's house. Once inside, they saw her in the kitchen cooking food. She turned to look at them. However, she eyed them very carefully and then looked back to the food. "You both mated."

Leah flinched, but Romulus contained his composure. "We did," he responded.

Isla shook her head. "It seems that you made your decision, Leah."

"Grandma, I-"

"Don't lie to yourself, child. You're a grown woman, don't stay here out of pity. No matter how much you try to hide it, I know you have feelings for the wolf. It's time that you made your own decisions and your own life." Isla looked at her granddaughter. "Don't have regrets. I know your heart and body are with him." She then motioned the couple to sit. "It is time to eat."

Leah and Romulus looked at one another and smiled. Leah and Romulus put their arms around one another and went to eat, not knowing what would occur.

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