I woke up feeling somewhat warm and refreshed, holding a blanket close to my chin as I got lost in the soft fabric, having not felt this relaxed for a very long time.
My eyes suddenly snapped open when I realized where I was, seeing as I wasn’t on the hard floor of the forest, a sheet draped over two trees to cover me from the eyes of the lads that lived with us, wearing a silk dress rather than a worn-out dress that was stitched so many times due to being worn out from the endless days of me wearing it.
I smiled to myself as I saw the change that had hit my life only to remember what it cost me, my friends probably hated me by now, the palace guards having stayed on their heads last night to stop them from running away or doing anything crazy, remembering that Prince Nathan was going to see them this morning, my eyes widening as I feared him harming any of them, more specifically Nina if she decided to do anything that would be risking herself gett
Nathan:“I like this!” Mathew said as he took a bite of the loaf of bread I had made him, I had spread butter and strawberry jam on it, the castle cooks having just finished making the jam as it was now fresh.“You’ve never tried jam before?” I asked the kid who shook his head giving me a cheeky grin making me smile as he took another mouthful, the door to the dining room was opened revealing Kiara and Ashton who walked side by side, both of them seemed to be talking about something as they walked toward us.Ashton wore a white loose shirt, which was had the first two buttons and black pants making him look somewhat like a pirate, but that was indeed what made most girls fall for him back in the day, he would be walking inside a room and every girl would fall to his feet, except he paid none any attention especially since he had found his mate.Though, he was forced to leave her for a while as he knew that he couldn’t t
Nathan:“Who the hell do you think you are?” my father asked, his back still facing me.I did my best to calm my breathing and keep my heart beating at a normal rate, not wanting him to sense my worry of what he might do as a reaction to our other day argument, and though he was yet to make a move of approaching me, I could feel his wolf battling him to get out and shift, causing my wolf to go on alert should I need to defend myself, even though I was hoping that it wouldn’t reach to that point, I knew that I needed to be prepared for anything that could happen.“Answer me” father said angrily, this time turning to face me, confirming to me that I was indeed correct and that his wolf was making an appearance, showing, and revealing himself to anyone who had eyes, father’s eyes were now golden and his canines were exposed for a blind man to see, his nostrils flaring as his death glare met my calm gaze, it wasn’t that I wa
Kiara:“What the hell happened out there?” Ashton asked the second we entered my chamber, my heart raced as I realized that I was just standing in front of the king, looking him in the eye, while calming a furious wolf, which happened to be Nathan.“Nathan had his father on death point, that’s what happened” I said looking my best friend in the eye, his blue eyes widened in surprise as he sat on the couch in front of me, the scratch on my neck stained the dress that I was wearing, but it was honestly the least of my concern right now.“What do you mean, he had his father on death point?” Ashton asked slowly, his fingers running through his hair in a nervous manner.“I was coming back here from the garden when a guard pulled my arm roughly, I tried removing my arm from his but bloody hell was he strong…”“Bartolomeo?”“How the bloody hell am I supposed to know his
Kiara:“How?” I asked looking at the mark on Ashton’s wrist, he smiled and covered his wrist once again, his eyes looking into mine, while I looked at him as if he’d grown a second head.“Do you want to hear a story?”“Ashton”“Yes Kiara?”“How do you have the same mark?”“That’s what the story is going to reveal”I looked at him, eyeing his expression, trying to read it, but he gave me nothing, not a single clue of what he was on about, I nodded, my eyebrow still raised, though this time I kept my distance to look him in the eye, he chuckled seeing as now I was suddenly less relaxed or at ease.“Have you ever heard of Prontose?”“King of the sea? We used to tell his stories to the children back home” I said smiling at the memory when we would all be seated around the bonfire we started, and we’d be sha
Nathan:I ran as fast as I could, feeling alive for the first time in forever.My mind racing as I realized that I admitted to Kiara that she was my mate, my wolf forcing me to do so, the way she had instantly calmed me, her eyes on me, her fingers ruffling with my fur in such a gentle manner that had me purring in delight.Reaching the palace, the day coming to an end after my long run around the forest, having reached the riverbank where Kiara had been living with her friends for who knows how long, I laid there, imagining how they would sit around what looked like a bonfire area, the sheets that were draped over two trees as if used to conceal the girls or lads who slept there, imagining them sitting on a rock, under the shade of a tree, their late night conversations, their satisfaction after they’ve completed something they set their minds to.I couldn’t help but purr as I found what looked like Kiara’s blue dress which I’ve s
Kiara:“Mathew?”“Yes, as far as I know and so far, he’s the youngest child of Deniz and the youngest descendant of Prontose” Ashton said answering me, my eyes widened as I took in what he said.“Ashton, you’re saying that the child we’ve been raising, that we found in front of that orphanage is our little brother?” I asked looking him in the eye, my eyes widened as I processed something “you are my big brother?”“Talk about slow processing” Ashton rolled his eyes, crossing his arms over his chest as he raised an eyebrow at me “yes, I am ‘your big brother’, like that fact is going to change anything since we’ve always acted as so anyway”“Well, yes, but now you get to go all big brother protective mode, and I get to say nothing about it” I pouted, Ashton laughed and wrapped his arms around me, tickling me making me laugh, as his f
Nathan:I could feel my mate’s heart race as I stood close to her, my body shielding hers as I stood towering her, her soft breathing, her intoxicating scent, everything about her was addicting, and the fact that she was confused about feeling the mating pull, how her body was going on its own instinct despite what she didn’t understand, only made the whole thing more appealing.“Do you really believe, a wolf, would be lying to a girl about being her mate?” I asked, my voice just above a whisper, only for her ears to hear, my wolf purring making her body give in to me.She didn’t answer for a few minutes, seeming in triumph, at loss for words maybe, her heart was still racing and I had to fight the urge to take her here and now as tension filled the air, and not the uncomfortable one, I kissed her jaw, just below her earlobe, hearing her breath get caught in her throat, getting the reaction I wanted, feeling her body heat up as I kn
Nathan:“Princess, the wound is still bleeding, but we’re going to clean it and change the bandage” I heard the castle nurse speak to Kiara inside her room, I nodded at the guards who were standing at her door to knock it, smelling my mate’s blood made my wolf whimper, but I also knew that it was prove for everyone to see that she had found her mate, just the simple thought of that calmed me and my wolf down.“Come in” I heard Kiara say from inside and the guard opened the door, our eyes met as I saw the nurse take off the bloodied bandage and throwing it in a bag, before she started cleaning the dried blood which was around the wound, the mark of Deniz now more visible as the blood had started clotting in some areas, her eyes darted toward the mark as she examined it before she turned her attention back to me, her eyes looking into mine.“Does it hurt?” I asked Kiara who shrugged, wincing making me raise an eyebro