Caleb’s Point of View
I was pacing around my room, waiting for Theo to come back and let me know if Alpha Jason had agreed to a sit down. I wanted this business to be over quickly, and I am sure that I can persuade them to sell the slave girl. I have already decided that even if I find my mate tonight, that my pack will be leaving early tomorrow morning. Like Theo I do not like being around a pack that owns slaves. I am also having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that the Alpha and Luna were so blinded by grief that they condemned their daughter to servitude.
My parents were loving parents. My father was patient with me, and even though he was the Alpha he always spent adequate time with me. I remember when I was about four, I snuck into the training grounds where my father was training our warriors. He immediately spotted me, and I expected to be tol
Daphne’s Point of ViewI was in the middle of wiping down my bathroom sink when my door burst open. My heart instantly sank as I noticed it was Beta Noah, and the man I had seen downstairs at my door. Keeping my eyes to the floor so that I would not offend anyone, I walked out of the bathroom and waited for order.“You are to come down to the Alpha’s study immediately. I will escort you there.” Beta Noah barked out. I started shivering, thinking that I must have done something to offend the visiting Alpha since his Beta was here with Noah as well. Walking out of my room I tried to replay every movement I have made since the Alpha arrived. Other than watching him greet the Mission pack I do not ever recall even seeing him. My palms are sweating, and my stomach is in knots trying to figure out how I could have offended the Alpha.As we make it to the first floor it dawn
Caleb’s Point of ViewI could smell her before I ever even seen her face. Instantly my wolf was howling, mine. My heart stopped in my chest when she walked through the door. She is breathtaking. Even in sweatpants and an old tee-shirt she is the most beautiful creature I have ever seen. She is long legged, with long brown hair cascading in soft waves down her back. She looks thin, and in the back of my mind I wonder when the last time she ate was.Her scent is intoxicating, better than the best wines ever produced. It reminds me of sunshine, gladiolas, pine trees, and rosemary. She smells like the forest in springtime, pure, natural and mine. My wolf is begging to come out. He is practically demanding it. He wants to take her in our arms, hold her and never let go.As if she can read my mind she looks into my eyes. My wolf is howling so loud its difficult to concentrate. Her eyes are a
Daphne’s Point of ViewEverything is happening so fast its almost as if the world tipped over on its axis and dumped me into an alternate reality. One moment I am in my father’s study, pledging my loyalty to a new pack, and the next I am being whisked through the halls of the manor house by Alpha Caleb. My mind is racing trying to filter and comprehend all the changes going on. It is more difficult because Alpha Caleb is holding my hand.The moment he pulled me up it was like an inferno when he touched me. Warmth radiated between our hands, racing up my arm and spilling through my chest. My nipples hardened instantly, and it felt like they were straining against my shirt. My body has never reacted this way and it is a little frightening.His scent keeps wafting behind him and tickling my nose. I recognize it instantly as the smell from the back stairs earlier except now it is so
Caleb’s Point of ViewI have never felt so hopeless as I did when my mate started crying. These were not tears like you see on television. This was full out sobbing from the heart. It twisted my stomach up knowing that she has endured so much mental and emotional pain in her lifetime. It also makes me angry that people have treated like this so much that she believes that she does not deserve to be love. I made a vow right there and then that I would spend the rest of my days ensuring that she knows that she is loved and adored.When she pulled back from me, I wanted to show her that her life would be different moving forward. I have waited so long for my mate that I was ready to beg her to stay with me. To give us a chance. I am hoping with time and patience that she will come to love me and need me as much as I need her. I know that my pack will accept her with open arms. They have been waiting for me to fin
Daphne’s Point of ViewI could hear Caleb talking to some people in the bedroom. My mind is racing trying to comprehend everything that was happening so quickly. When I woke up this morning, I was a slave, now I am no longer a slave. Caleb says that I am his mate, but I still cannot understand how the Moon Goddess would let that happen. I will admit that standing in his arms, against his chest felt like home in a way. My mind was at peace, and for once I was completely relaxed. The closest I have been to that feeling was shifting and running through the forest. I have never been that relaxed or comforted in human form. After not being hugged for so long it felt great to just be held.My thoughts were interrupted by someone knocking on the bathroom door. “Hey whenever you are ready to come out, we have some dresses available for you to look at.” The woman’s voice is soft, but bubbly and I inst
Caleb’s Point of ViewIt felt like torture knowing waiting to see my mate. Even my wolf was pouting because we had to leave her side. I know that Hannah will take care of her though. Hannah was once a slave. Theo and I met her when she was younger. Theo would not leave her side until I had secured her purchase. Since that day Hannah has been like a little sister to both Theo and I. We were there with her when she first shifted, took her on her first run. We ensured that she excelled in school and that she did not want for anything. Hannah lived at our manor house.“So, when will the mating ceremony be?” I forgot that Theo was in the room.“I am not sure. She still has not accepted that I am her mate. I know that Hannah adjusted well, but I think it is going to take Daphne a bit of time. Daphne was abused by her own parents; she has no value of her own self-worth. I pr
Daphne’s Point of ViewCaleb got me a gift. No one besides Luna Alma has ever gotten me a gift before. My sister use to sneak me books, food, and occasionally some little treat but I never considered those gifts. I have lived through countless birthdays, and holidays with no one even acknowledging me unless it was to bark orders. My hands are shaking as I am trying to take the bow off the velvet box. The box is very soft in my hands. I am stunned when I finally open the box.Inside the soft velvet box is the most charming necklace I have ever seen. There are tiny diamonds lining the rose gold chain which is very fine. All of them lead down to a pristine teardrop shaped diamond pendant in the center. Oh Moon Goddess surely this is not meant for me. I am clumsy, I know I will break it. When I tell Caleb that I could not possibly accept this he acts heart broken. I try explaining to him that I am worried about br
Caleb’s Point of ViewI can not let her see how angry I am right now. How much I want to tear her old pack apart. When Daphne stopped and could not take a step towards the front door, rage hot blinding rage exploded within me. The only thing stopping me from turning this ball into a massacre is the fact that I know that my mate needs to have faith, and trust in me. I do not know how Daphne will react if she sees the monster I can truly become. Instead of pulling her, or trying to coax her towards the front door, I simply swoop her up in my arms.Cradling her in my arms, I almost turn around and took her back upstairs. Simply touching her makes my pants fit tighter. She is light, too light as if she has not been fed properly. My heartbeat is racing, it is taking all my restraint not to kiss her. I carry her right through the front door. It is important to me that she knows that when times get hard, I will not abandon her. I will help her through everything in this life.