“Shit sorry Alpha '' I apologised, Reid was standing only in his black pants his shirt still undone revealing his abs and V-line that disappeared into the waistband of his pants, he quickly buttoned it up.
“All good Lily you know where her closet is” he said pointing to it in the corner of the room. Aria must have warned him I was on my way up, then again Aria never thought I was dressed appropriately and always made me get changed before meetings. So, he was probably used to me helping myself to her clothes.
“You’re not gonna scold me too, are you? Because if you are, I will rock up like this” I said cheekily. Reid smiled and shook his head.
“No, I’m sure aria will give you enough shit, Are you ready for today?”
“Yep, just want to get it over with and then bail, you can deal with Aria” I stated. Man, she was going to eat him alive when she finds out he kept this from her.
“She will come around eventually, what about meeting Alpha Damien, you haven’t seen him in what, twelve years, and I know your father had that falling out with him last year”
“That’s dads business not mine, I don’t care for this Alpha Damien, I will be just glad when I don’t have to keep going to all these Alpha meetings, they’re so bloody boring”
He smirked before turning to look at Amber crossing his arms over his chest making him appear wider. Amber’s eye went wide, having the Alpha staring at her as she shifted from one foot to the other.
“Amber, get your father to meet me in the boardroom after the meeting please” He said. Reid then walked over, kissing my head in a fatherly way. Amber quickly left obviously feeling awkward with Reid getting dressed in front of her, not that nudity was a big thing with werewolves, and he had pants on. So, besides his masculine chest you couldn’t really see anything.
“Get ready the other Alpha’s will be here soon, I know they won’t like it when they find out that my pack will be bigger than theirs once you hand the pack over to me, so prepare yourself. This could turn into an argument” He left the room, and I walked into the closet.
One thing I loved was Aria’s sense of style, I was always borrowing her clothes, it annoyed her sometimes. I rummaged through and grabbed out a pair of jeans and shirt before throwing on one of her black leather jackets and putting my sneakers back on. Looking in the mirror, I felt I looked decent enough and no way was I letting Aria dress me. She would have made me wear a dress.
I scrunched my face up at the thought, but looking in the mirror I looked great, I was tall not freakishly tall but taller than Aria, my long blonde hair falling in waves down my back to my waist, then there were the eyes which is what most people saw noticed right away. I had hoped they would go back to normal. I hated them, people always stared, not that they would ever say anything with my father’s present, yet they made me self-conscious. You could tell there was something wrong with me, no matter how hard I try to pretend I am okay. I know what people call me. I have seen the looks on their faces, heard the whispers. It used to bother me, used to hurt when no one would let their kids play, I learnt to keep my circle small which is hard in Pack.
I was the Unhinged one. They aren’t wrong though. So, I have learnt to accept it. My half amber, half sapphire eyes staring back at me. A constant reminder of what those sick Bastards did to me. As if the nightmares weren’t enough, I even had the reminder when I was awake. My past haunting me like a shadow following me everywhere I went.
“Fuck what anyone thinks” Layla my wolf growled in my head. She really was a hard case to crack, one minute she almost seems normal then others she is just a savage, primal and acts out of instinct, we still don’t know what’s wrong with her and our bond. We have learnt to accept it. No point crying over something that can’t be changed.
“Behave, please don’t embarrass me” I whispered back to her.
“Behave? You embarrass yourself, got nothing to do with me. Besides, everything will change soon” She told me. I wondered what she meant, and I could feel her pacing in the back of my mind, always so restless, always watching, looking for an opportunity to shove past my walls I had carefully built to keep her contained. “You never make any sense”
“Everything will make sense, make sense” She rambled
“What will?” I asked annoyed.
“When we turn eighteen, yep eighteen then everything makes sense” Clearly, she didn’t know what she was talking about, so I gave up trying to get answers. I walked out heading back downstairs, only to run back into Amber who was trying to sneak off with her mate. She found her mate on her sixteenth birthday, I haven’t found mine. Layla and I don’t think we have one because of what happened all those years ago. I was often jealous that everyone else in our grade either found their mates already or had boyfriends. People steered clear of me, I’m the unhinged one, the dangerous one, keep your children away parents would say, something isn’t right with that one.
Even if we did have a mate, I would have to reject them. I am not mate material, no one wants a broken Mate. Layla didn’t agree, she reckons our mate would accept us, love us despite our fucked-up situation. She also said she will kill me if I reject our mate. Like I said she is unhinged, to kill me she also kills herself, I think she forgets that part.
My wolf one minute is lucid the next batshit crazy. I shake my head at the memory. Amber holds a finger to her lips, and I smile as she and Shaun sneak out the back, no doubt to let their wolves free in the forest surrounding the property and to escape the watchful eyes of her father.
I make my way down the stairs when I suddenly get hit with the most intoxicating scent. Mmm someone must be baking chocolate cookies, my mouth instantly watering, there was something else too though a masculine smell. I hear voices off to the side coming from the kitchen. I quickly duck around the corner and run for the board room. I can’t afford to be late; I open the door and all eyes turn to me.
Shit I am already late. My father has a lazy smirk on his face like he expected nothing less, Reid didn’t even look in my direction at all, he knew I was on my way down. Aria was glaring. I shrunk back under that gaze before realising I’m also an Alpha technically, so I hold my chin high and walk to my seat, ignoring her eyes boring into me. I notice the Alpha from the Forest pack is already here and the Alpha Thomas from the Red Moon Pack, but the Crescent Moon Alpha was also running late. I sat in my seat. I hated the Crescent Moon Alpha, I heard he was obnoxious and liked to sleep around. I met him when we were rescued from the hunters, haven’t laid eyes on him since. Only heard the rumours about how he killed his own father and took over the pack apparently, he is ruthless and merciless when it comes to his pack which is now the biggest pack in the country. I knew he would be pissed when he find
Damien’s POV From the moment I received the call from Reid, saying I needed to attend an urgent pack meeting, I was on high alert. Most Alpha’s have meetings once a year to discuss any territory disputes that may have arisen. We already had that meeting a few months back, I knew whatever it was they had called the meeting for was either urgent or something along the lines of a change of power. I also knew the Black Moon Pack Alpha was hoping to retire once his daughter turned of age to take over the Pack. I had met Lily when I was child myself, a sweet girl noticeably quiet. Did I think she was Alpha material, yes, she had the makings, but I knew there was something seriously wrong with her even if I only met her as a kid, I could tell she had seen more than what most kids her age had, endured more than most kids her age. I could tell the moment I laid eyes on her t
Lily POV I went home and got freshened up, taking a shower before finding some clothes to wear to the party. I quickly did my hair and make-up before rushing out of the pack house. Only to stop when I ran out of the Pack house and straight into my father. He turned around an amused expression on his face. “Where are you going kiddo?” “To hang out with Amber,” I told him, giving him my best innocent smile. He looked down at my clothes. I was wearing a tartan mini skirt and a black singlet. I thought I looked fine, apparently not. “Not like that you’re not” What? Since when did he care what I wore? I went to walk past him, but his hand grabbed my arm. “Go put something else on, I won’t have you looking like a tramp ar
“Whoever touches me is none of your business” I said, shaking his hand from my wrist. His skin felt warm and my skin tingled. I rubbed my wrist trying to get rid of the feeling that was slowly spreading its way up my arm. It unsettled me; I wasn’t sure why but the fact that Layla liked him touching me, made me nervous. I was really starting to wonder what was going on with her, she has never acted like this and around AlphaS she almost seems calm, I didn’t like it. Reminded me of the calm before the storm, like at any moment all hell was about to break loose. Putting my hands on his knees, I stood up and walked off leaving the Alpha and heading towards the esky’s looking for a drink. Brent walked over knowing what I was looking for, he opened up the esky furthest from me. “Lil catch” He said, before tossing the bottle of liquor towards me. I caught it m
My head was throbbing when I awoke. I rolled and stretched like a cat, only to start tumbling to the ground. Strong arms wrapped around my torso pulling me back onto the bed. My heart skipped a beat at nearly falling. I half expected to open my eyes and find Brent, yet it wasn’t him. Tingles spread all over my body giving me goosebumps. My eye’s snapping open to find Damien leaning over me, his chest bare and his face only a few centimetres off mine. He relaxed before rolling onto his back and letting me go. I sat upright, panicked. I looked down at what I was wearing and suddenly felt very exposed. I only had a shirt on which wasn’t mine and my white lace panties that were see through. Horrified, I tugged the shirt down. “Fuck Layla please tell me you didn’t fuck him” I felt my wolf stir slightly like she was just waking up.
Damien POV I don’t know how she does it let alone, how the hell this girl is still alive. I have been following her around despite her many protests and believe me she has had every excuse not to be left alone with me. Every excuse to try and escape me. But Aria and her father have both been constantly on her back, every time she tries to do a runner. They manage to get her convinced to let me tag along. But it was starting to become too much and man she was really tugging on my last nerve. I have watched her party and become that drunk and reckless to the point she blacks out completely. Every night, I have to drag her back to her packhouse, just to force her to sleep it off. I know she doesn’t understand why I am here, but I know her wolf is starting to recognise me. One thing I did find out, her wolf is just as comfortable in their human skin as she is in her wolf skin
Lily POV Waking up, I know something is instantly wrong because I am not in my own bed. I sit up and look over to find Alpha Damien laying next to me fast asleep. At least this time I have my own clothes on. I feel Layla stir coming to life at me waking. “What did you do Layla?” She groggily stirs and starts purring trying to go back to sleep. Throwing the covers off, I get out of the bed. The Alpha rolls onto his back throwing an arm over his face, trying to block the light that is streaming in from the window. I grab a pillow and lob it at him. He grunts from the impact of it hitting him in the balls. Grabbing his family jewels before sitting up angrily. I watch as his face changes colour out of anger. Before he can go on one of his well-rehearsed rants about my behaviour, I lob another pillow which
Damien POVI watched as Lily fought for control, I had never in all my life seen anything like what I was witnessing. Layla coming forth in Lily’s human form forcing the shift when Lily wouldn’t give her control. Literally ripping and clawing at her skin and tearing it off in sheets.; I could hear Lily scream in pain. My wolf went into overdrive watching his mate hurt herself. Aria froze for a second and screamed to Lily to fight it. But I knew she wasn’t going to win this battle. This is when I utterly understood what everyone meant about her wolf being unhinged.In shock all I did was watch, horrified at what I was seeing. When she completely shifted, I was completely gobsmacked and shocked to my core. Her wolf was anything but ordinary, she was larger than any Alpha female I have seen, in fact she wasn’t much smaller than my wolf