Having just finished one meeting, my Beta Zane texted to tell me the next meeting I had has been moved to Joe’s diner. Apparently, it was on neutral territory; the Black Moon Alpha didn’t want to meet on my territory. Pussy, I thought, shoving my phone back in my pocket before adjusting my tie while walking to the elevator. I stepped in the elevator, hitting the button to the bottom floor when the elevator doors closed. I watched the buttons, watching the floors go down. When it got halfway down, it stopped, the doors opening. I growled, annoyed. Two women, one with red hair and the other a blonde both were quite attractive. One of them I recognised, the redhead. Michelle was a Pack member. The other was a human I didn’t know, and a short stumpy man from the tech floor walked in after them. They quickly stepped back, realising who I was. They dropped their heads looking at the floor. “Sorry Boss,” said the man. I’m fairly sure his name was Peter. I remember him coming up to my office to update the computers. I pushed the button for the doors to close. Listening, I heard them let out a breath just before the doors shut completely. I stared down at my Rolex watch, 2:30 PM. Shit! I was going to be late.
Once down at the foyer, my Beta was waiting with my keys in his hand. He tossed them to me. Catching them, I quickly threw them back at him. “You drive, I don’t know where this place is.” I walked out to my black Bentley getting into the passenger side and opening the window. We were driving to the south of my Pack's territory, and just as we left the border, I felt my wolf stir, trying to come forward.
“What’s gotten into you, Ryder?” I asked. He didn’t reply. I could feel that he was anxious. Maybe this meeting wasn’t a good idea, I thought to myself. Feeling him pressing beneath my skin, I knew my eyes must have changed when I let out a growl, warning him to stop.
My Beta pulled the car over to the curb. “You alright boss?” he asked. Hair was spreading across my arms, my wolf fighting for control.
That’s when it hit me, the most intoxicating scent. I looked around; we were pulled up out the front of a primary school. I couldn’t see anyone, so I stepped out of the car. My wolf instantly calmed down, happy that we stopped. I looked towards the primary school across the road then looked up the street. I couldn’t see anything except trees along the footpaths and a group of mothers waiting along the school gate, none of them standing out to my wolf and they were definitely human. As I was getting back in, the breeze shifted, and the intoxicating scent got stronger. It smelt like strawberries and citrus; it was making my mouth water.
My Beta got out staring at me questionably, and that’s when I noticed her. She was standing behind a tree next to the gate of the school. She had long dark hair that was pulled into a ponytail and an hourglass figure. I stared at her back, hoping she would turn around, she was dressed in jeans and a plain white blouse with long legs. I wanted to run my fingers through it. “MATE. MINE.” I growled. Ryder echoed the same thing in my mind.
Zane smiled, a knowing look on his face. I went to walk across the road when the bell rang, and the little girl jumped up into her arms. I stopped before crossing and growled. Turning my back on her, I quickly got back in the car.
“What are you doing?” asked Zane, staring at me in disbelief. “Go get her,”
“What do you expect me to do? She has a kid,” I said, pointing at her.
“First of all, you don’t know if she has a kid. Secondly, I don’t think she would be old enough to have a kid that is already in school,” he stated.
“Fine, cancel my appointments and follow her,” I snapped back. I watched Zane as he instantly sent a few messages before pulling out from the curb to follow her. My wolf wanted her. She was extremely attractive, but I am not one to separate a family. I watched her hips and arse move when she walked into the diner, feeling my pants becoming a little too tight. I adjusted them, stupid bloody wolf giving me dirty thoughts of what he wanted to do to her.
My eyes followed her through the window of the diner that I was supposed to be having a meeting at. The little girl ran to a woman that was seated in the booth. Zane and I watched her as she walked out the back before returning with an apron on and a glass jug with water and filled a glass up before handing it to the little girl. She must have felt me staring at her because she suddenly stood up, looking around cautiously.
“So, what do you want to do?”
“Drop me back to my office and come back to watch her for now. Try and find out which Pack she belongs to,” I ordered him. Zane nodded his head before driving me back to my office.
The entire drive back, my wolf wouldn’t settle down, trying to come forward, wanting me to go back and claim the girl. Stepping into the elevator, I hit the 20th floor where my office is. My wolf lurching forward, making me hit the elevator walls, trying to fight me for control.
“Settle down, Ryder, or I will reject her,” I growled. The thought of rejecting her caused a stabbing pain in my chest and my lungs to restrict. How could she have such an effect on me already when I haven’t even spoken to her yet? Stepping into the corridor, my secretary came running over to me. She was a nice girl, not much to look at, very plain Jane, in my opinion. She was like a stick figure, no arse and no boobs, but she was good at her job.
“Sir, I couldn’t stop him. He said it was urgent, he is in your office,,” she said, fear evident on her face.
“Who is?” I asked, annoyed.
“He said his name is David, sir.” I nodded before throwing open my office door and glaring at Alpha David. I cancelled my meeting with the Black Moon Alpha earlier; I didn’t think he would have the balls to show up to my office.
When I walked in, he was sitting behind my desk in my seat, his muscles bulging from his shirt. It looked ridiculous, as if it belonged to his little sister. He stared up at me with a smirk on his face before cracking his knuckles.
“Alpha, you’re back,” he stated. I growled warningly at him.
“Yes, I am. Now get the fuck out of my seat,” I spat the words at him. He put his hands up in surrender before getting out of my seat and leaning against the window, looking down towards the street. Taking my seat, I sat back before asking Melody, my secretary, to make coffee and bring it in.
“What can I do for you, David? Why the sudden interest in meeting me?” I asked.
“That’s Alpha to you,” he snarled.
“Don’t push me, David. You’re in my territory now. You may have one of the strongest Packs in the city, but you know as well as I do that you don’t stand a chance against me or my Pack. Now what the fuck do you want?” I said using my Alpha voice, forcing him to submit.
“I’m sure you're aware of the rogue attacks at my borders. I need help. I'm losing too many of my warriors. My guys keep pushing them back, but they keep coming.”
“So, you dare come to my territory, try and challenge me in my office and then ask for my help?” I laughed, shaking my head. “You got balls, I will give you that. Now, what do I get out of this?”
“What do you want?” he asked.
“Nothing you can give me clearly. I don’t need anything, and I don’t want to get mixed up in your gang rivalries and drug business. I will do this as a favour for now, but just know when I do need something, you will do it. Understood?”
Alpha David nodded his head before giving me his hand to shake. “Deal,” he said.
“Fine, I will organise my Beta to send some of my men over to watch the border. Tell your guys to expect them. If any of your Pack attacks one of my men, I will declare war.”
Aria’s POV The last week and a half, I have been getting this strange feeling that I am being watched. Would Alpha David be sending someone to watch me? I wonder what he is planning. I know the Rogue attacks were getting out of hand and that he had to ask the Blood Moon Pack’s Alpha for help. They have been along the borders. I have run into a few of them in the last week. Their auras are very dominating. I thought our Pack was sinister, but theirs is on an entirely different level. They even make me want to retreat, and that’s saying something because not even Alpha David can make me submit with me being a Hybrid. The only reason I do is because I know I can’t beat him. Sometimes it makes me wonder if I had human blood how much stronger I would be than my Pack. I know that’s the only reason Hybrids are hunted down because we would be the dominant species, but there are so few of us that we don’t stand a chance agains
Reid’s POV I watched her escape the diner. I heard her heart rate spike when I told her my name. She has every right to fear me, but I don’t want to scare her. My wolf wanted her. All of her, and so did I. Never in my life have wanted something as much as I wanted her to be mine, but what was the most interesting thing about her was the fact that she could fight my Alpha’s voice. I could tell by the look on her face she wanted to submit, but she was also determined not to reveal anything about herself. Her scent radiated fear. It took all my strength not to chase after her and mark her. The bloke behind the counter came over and introduced himself as Marcus, pulling me out of my thoughts. He smelt human. We gave him our orders before deciding to move over to the table and chairs, where I know the girl Lily always sits after school. Zane raised an eyebrow at me when I moved but followed anyway. Aria’s POV “Aria,” he asked while I tried to clean the table as fast as possible. “That’s your name, isn’t it?” he said, reaching out and grabbing my hand before standing up and pulling me into him. He lent forward and ran his nose along my chin to the crook of my neck. The sensation made me shiver. He smelt so good it made my mouth water, made me want to lean in and touch him. I reached up and put my hand on his chest, inhaling his mouth-watering scent. I heard him chuckle softly before he kissed my cheek softly, which sent sparks all through me. “Why do you smell different than a normal wolf?” he asked, which then snapped me out of my trance. I quickly stepped back. He looked upset for some reason and took a step toward me, I quickly grabbed Lily’s bag and walked fast back behind the counter. He did not leave though. He sat at
Hybrid Aria Chapter 5
Aria’s POV “Aria,” he asked while I tried to clean the table as fast as possible. “That’s your name, isn’t it?” he said, reaching out and grabbing my hand before standing up and pulling me into him. He lent forward and ran his nose along my chin to the crook of my neck. The sensation made me shiver. He smelt so good it made my mouth water, made me want to lean in and touch him. I reached up and put my hand on his chest, inhaling his mouth-watering scent. I heard him chuckle softly before he kissed my cheek softly, which sent sparks all through me. “Why do you smell different than a normal wolf?” he asked, which then snapped me out of my trance. I quickly stepped back. He looked upset for some reason and took a step toward me, I quickly grabbed Lily’s bag and walked fast back behind the counter. He did not leave though. He sat at
Reid’s POVLeaving home early, I decided to head straight to Joe’s Diner, not bothering to send Zane today. Besides, I also had a meeting at 9:00 with Alpha David. Seeing as we have cleared his rogues, he wants my men off his territory now.I was extremely tired. My wolf kept me up most of the night. Even now Ryder was starting to become agitated and restless, and I had been struggling to keep him contained. All night he kept telling me something was wrong but did not know what. Getting in my car, I drove quickly, ignoring the speed limit, not taking me long to arrive at the small diner. Parking the car on the curb out the front, I got out and went in. I was greeted by the owner, Zoe. She was a nice lady. I sat at the counter, looking around, trying to see if she was in. Zoe came over, placing a mug of coffee in front of me. Reaching for it, I took a sip. After about an
Aria’s POVThe next morning, I woke up, and Lily was already dressed for school, quietly waiting, leaning against my side. Sitting up slowly, my body ached. I reached for my watch glancing down at the small screen that said 9:30 AM. “Shit, we are already late,” I told Lily.“I tried to wake you; we missed our bus,” she replied, putting her shoes on and trying to tie the laces herself.“Come here,” I said. She walked over, and I quickly tied her laces. “Pass me my uniform please, Lil.” She quickly did as I asked, passing me my clothes. Putting my bra and panties on, I reached for my blouse Lily was holding. As I moved, I could feel my wound reopening. I slowly placed my hand over it, trying to hold it together. Lily helped me put my black slacks on and my shoes. I quickly
Reid’s POV As soon as I saw her walk to the back, knowing her shift was about to end, I couldn’t help myself, I followed her. I stood in the doorway, watching as she bent down to remove the clothes from the dryer, completely unaware I was watching. She bent over to grab the last of the clothes, and my dick instantly went hard as I stared at the shape of her plump ass in the air. I reached over, placing my hand on her hips, and she instantly froze. I watched as she sniffed the air slightly, spinning her around so she faced me. I pushed my body against hers. I could feel her skin heating up under my touch. This is the reaction she should have had the moment we met, but she is only affected when I’m close or touching her. Curious to see her reaction, I ran my hands up the side of her body and into her hair before grabbing a handful. I pulled it back so her face was looking dire
Aria’s POVWalking up the long driveway, Lily moved in my arms, waking up. I placed her on her feet. The night was cold, and the walk home took longer than usual since I was still in pain from the gash on my ribs. It was starting to get cold, and the breeze made it a little chillier than normal. I could smell an earthy aroma telling me it was going to rain later. When we were nearly all the way to the Pack house, Lily looked up at me tugging on my hand, I looked down at her.“Can I run ahead please? I really need to pee.” I chuckled at her; she was wriggling around while she walked.“Go on then.”She looked relieved and took off running towards the Pack house, which was only about ten metres away now. I watched her run up the steps and into the Pack house.
Aria’s POV Waking up when the ute came to a stop, I laid under the tarp, frozen. Listening carefully, I could hear music blaring loudly and lots of voices. I was not sure how long we had been in the tray because not long after our escape, I had given in to exhaustion. When I was sure the coast was clear, I stuck my head out from under the tarp, trying to find anything that might tell me where we were. We were in a parking lot. Looking out, I could tell we were at a bar, one that I had never heard of, so we were not on Black Moon territory, but where were we exactly? Feeling Lily move beside me, I clamped my hand down on her mouth. She looked up groggily at me as I motioned with my finger to my lips telling her to keep quiet. When I heard voices, I quickly stuck my head down and back under the tarp lying motionless. The voices stopped right next to the tray. The voices sounde