Being a Luna was never part of my plan but it was my destiny and now I was loving it. I am Alice Anderson a hybrid wolf with a werewolf father and a mother who was a witch. Apparently, that makes me special. Not always in a good way.
After going through several trials and tribulations I was finally at ease with Lucian. I am Luna of the Crimson Shadow pack and Lucian Blake is my mate.Generally, life was good. I loved living in the pack and there weren't any more death threats.
“Please put the couch here,” I instructed the betas and omegas who were hauling the furniture into our newly renovated home.
I had designed the interiors myself. It had been a tedious and tiring process especially when Lucian was barely interested. He had given me the free rein to do whatever I wanted, with the house. It was a good thing, but I was expecting him to be a bit more excited about the whole project. He had been busy, handling the pack and business issues, leaving me to my house reconstruction activity.
“Thank you that will be all.”
I dismissed the wolves who had been helping around and walked across the entertainment hall with a huge flat-screen TV at the other end. I had got this built in the basement. I leaned against the sofa and wished Lucian was here. We didn't have a proper conversation in a long time. Our schedules had been just too erratic. I had missed him. Missed his touch, his kisses.
I was nearing my heat, hence I was getting wet just thinking about him. He was gorgeous in both his human and wolf form.I was running my fingers over my neck trying to dispel those amorous thoughts.
I stepped back into the living room to see a determined Lucian marching towards me.Grabbing me by the upper arms he picked me up and sat me on the stylish wooden cupboard which I had got placed just hours ago.
"I wasn’t expecting you," I stammered, as his hands ran up under my skirt. I gasped as his fingers stroked my thigh.
"I had no such plans. I thought I could get some work done since you were busy with the house fixing," he muttered over my mouth before crushing my lips beneath his."Instead I find my mind filled with thoughts of us. Do you know what that's like? To try to listen to my Betas reading out reports while your arousal and thoughts creep into my mind?"
"I'm sorry, I wasn't doing it intentionally, but we both decided to keep our minds open."
“Does it look like I am complaining? " he grinned, pulling me and placing a series of kisses down my neck.
The furniture I was on shuddered with our movements he kissed me fiercely. I held onto him as he ground against me and prayed the wood was put together well.
"Wait," I managed to speak when we broke off the kiss his mouth was on my breasts now.
"We are in the living room, someone might walk in and I dont want to break all this new furniture."
"Nobody's around," he replied.
"Lucian, stop! Your mom...." I said, pushing him off me as I spotted her walking through the living room door.
"Lucian? Have you seen your sister?" Lucian's mother asked aloud.
He groaned and sprang apart. I stifled a giggle and buttoned my shirt which he had opened haphazardly.
"Lenora is Luna of the Red pack mom, she doesn't stay here anymore." He sighed, running his hand through his hair.
"Is it? But she is just 16!" His mother said.
"Well hello Rose, when did you arrive?" His mother the former Luna, Laureen had dementia and she often mistook me as my mother. I still didnt know how she knew my mother and she wasnt in her senses to answer my questions I got up from the couch and walked towards her.
"Let me take you to your room, mom, did you have your medicines?" I gently steered the older lady towards her room and wondered where were her caretakers.
'Come back later, I am not done with you.' Lucian said in my mind. I smiled, he had not changed at all. I hoped he remained so always.
"Rose, did you kill the witch?" Laureen asked as I tucked her in bed.
"Yes, Regina is gone now. You are safe. Everything is fine now. Go to sleep."
"But there are others, Lucian doesn't know." She mumbled.
I stopped midway and stared at her. What was she talking about? She often spoke things from the past and most of the time they didn't make any sense, except a few times when she did. Like her warning about the witch Regina who wanted me for my hybrid blood. But Regina was dead what was she talking about?
I didn't get to ponder on it as she had dozed off soon. Making sure that she was in deep sleep I walked back into the living room. Lucian was not there. I found him on the terrace staring at the river.
"Hey!" I said, placing my hand on his broad shoulder. It looked tiny compared to shoulders. He seemed sad which made my wolf unhappy.
"What are you looking at?" I said peering at the garden. Thanks to our wolf vision I could see perfectly fine into the rather overgrown garden.
'Must get the garden pruned before housewarming.' I reminded myself.
Lucian turned towards me, his green eyes had a melancholy look.
"We used to have birthday parties in the garden, dad used to arrange for a jumping castle. It was fun." He was talking softly as if talking to himself.
I craned in my neck to listen, Lucian had never spoken about his childhood or family before and I wouldn't want to listen.
"My father wasn't perfect, made some wrong friends and committed a few mistakes but he was a good father to Lorena and me."
I circled my hand around his arm and leaned my head on it.
"Do you miss him?" It was a stupid question. Who wouldn't miss their parents and good memories of childhood?
"I miss having a family that's all. My childhood was not very smooth." He shrugged then turned towards me smiling.
"Sorry for spoiling the mood, I just recalled those memories when mother arrived." He said apologetically.
"It ok Lucian, I like hearing about your life, you don't talk much about it anyway. Would you like to talk?" I asked.
He smiled his familiar dimpled smile.
"Perhaps, later. Would you like to give me the tour of my house preferably ending in the bedroom?" He said seductively.
My knees went weak.
"Sure," I grinned back.
Holding his arm we walked back into the house.
The weather was fine, although the sky was cloudy. The worst of winter had passed, and the wonderful spring was arriving. Birds from the south had returned and sang their beautiful symphony. The wicked snow was gone, replaced by a vast carpet of grass. Flowers of many kinds had blossomed and filled the air with their fragrance. This was the best time of the year to have a housewarming. It was an intimate party with Rick and Lenora's family. We had also invited Emma, Damon, the pack Betas and some close friends. Aunt Flora was away on one of her impromptu trips. We already had a pack run and the barbecue party with the whole pack the previous evening. Kids played in the garden while I relaxed with Emma and other ladies on the patio overlooking the river. I gazed at Emma and other girls fussing over their babies and older kids. Even Katherine had Namara to look after. I knew what I had to do. Have Lucian's babies. I picked up my piña colada and smiled absentmindedly. "Are you even lis
One good thing which had ensued during those troublesome days, when Regina threatened us, was the regular training. Lucian made me get up early every morning to train with him and his betas in the gym. That habit had remained. Compulsory training was part of the pack rule now, irrespective of gender. Whenever I trained with Lucian, I would usually limp out of the gym, sore from all the times that I got pinned down by him. Me being his mate did not prevent me from getting as rigorous training as the rest of the pack. Wolves, respect strength and are instinctively inclined to submit to someone stronger than themselves. Hence, Alphas need to maintain their strength. Lucian was such an exacting taskmaster, he sparred with me himself. And he never held his punches. I loved the challenge and enjoyed it. The sex between Lucian and me was hotter after our training sessions. We would shower together and squeeze in a wild and satisfying romp in the shower after each training session. We wo
Alice - After meeting Rossi girls and convincing them to join the training, I returned with Katherine. Lucian and I needed to talk. If Gregory's brother had escaped, he could be a potential threat. "You seem upset," Katherine said while I drove back to the packhouse. "I am feeling bad about the humiliation and fear those girls went through. I haven't tried reaching out to the new pack members. Things were so busy in the last year that they slipped off my mind. I feel like a failure." I lamented. "Don't say that, Alice. You have been the perfect, Luna. There has always been, and will always be such packs. When the Alphas turn out to be crazy, the pack suffers. My parents belonged to such a pack. " "I thought you always lived here!" I exclaimed, turning to face Katherine. "I was born here, but my parents were from the now decimated Blue-star pack. Their Alpha was weird. They had many rules around ranking. Mating with humans was forbidden. If any higher-ranking female had a lower r
Lucian -It was early morning when Alice and I headed out to Azure beach, our chosen destination. It was the latter portion of March. I could sense her feeling a bit guilty about taking me away from the pack. I smiled."Don't worry, they can live without us for a few days, they are in good hands," I assured her, hearing her thoughts."That's good to know, have you been away from the pack before?" She asked while leaning back in her seat, arching her back a little. She looked a bit odd."Several times, I keep taking business trips. Daniel and my friend Garrett even went backpacking through Europe right after college. So, it's not like the pack has never been on its own before. Alice, what the fuck are you doing?" I asked as Alice moved her hands seductively on my jeans.My muscles bunched and jumped as she lovingly rubbed my thigh. Up and down she went, sometimes barely skimming over my pants, sometimes kneading the muscle underneath. I cast a sidelong glance at her. Her mischievous sm
Alice - By afternoon, we had made it to the spot he wanted us to be in. It was a typical shack on a beach, just at the edge of a forest. "What is this place?" I asked, staring at the crashing waves. "Do you like it?" He grinned at me. The wind blew against his hair, messing it up. He looked cute. I didn't see anyone else around. "Is this a private beach?" I asked. "Kind of. This is the former pack land on the Black Stone pack. I was going to sell it off as the pack has already shifted to our area, then I came across this! Now, I don't know what to do? It's beautiful," he said, enthralled. The beach was indeed beautiful. The sand was softly golden with just the right comforting warmth, like a cosy hug, one only matched by the sunshine-filled sky. Lucian stretched out both arms and legs to look like a boy-starfish, his grin growing slowly into a broad smile. The waves washed the sands in white lace. "It's too beautiful to be sold," I exclaimed. "Yes, but I don't know what to do
Alice -Our time ended much too quickly. I loved every minute of it. We hunted, explored, and fucked to our heart's content. I was sad when it was time to leave.I realized that this was the most amount of time Lucian and I had ever spent together, alone. We blended so well it surprised me. We didn't have anything like a honeymoon or even much of a real date. Our relationship just materialized into existence out of thin air, but it did feel solid.As we drove back towards home. I contemplated our relationship and life. Lucian seemed lost in his thoughts. It was a comfortable silence between us.We reached the pack land in the late evening. I yawned and stretched my body, I badly needed some rest."Go in and get some rest? I have some work to catch up on." Lucian spoke while taking out our luggage."I am not tired. Let's meet the pack. Katherine and I need to talk." I pressed my lips in a grimace.Lucian chuckled."Come on! I am sure she gave you that drug in a good faith. Don't be hard
Author's note - This chapter contains gore and violence. Please be warned.***********Olivia - I was woken by the agonizing screams. Panic and terror momentarily paralyzed me as the memories of rape and brutal beatings overwhelmed me. I tried to move my arms, but a sharp pain shot through my body. One of my eyes was swollen to shut, so I had to make do with one eye. Peering in the dark, I saw one of those monstrous shapes moving.I shivered in a cold cell and pulled myself into a sitting position on the damp earthen floor.I was locked in a nightmare, and there was no escape. Fear had been my constant companion in the last week. I craned my neck to hear the dull slap of flesh against flesh, accompanied by the shrieks that echoed in the murky darkness of the prison. They were doing it again.The smell of blood and death overlaid the dank smell of decay. The shrieks had now reduced to a whimper. I wished to die, it was preferable to the monster I had turned into. I had become a monster
Alice -I felt Lucian sink into the bed next to me. I was already in bed and turned to face him."Hey," I said, placing my hand on his cheek."Sorry, I was delayed." He replied, smiling."It's ok, I heard about those bodies being found. Is it something to worry about?"He seemed to be contemplating something."Nothing to worry about, they were unfortunate human victims. They will be handed over to the cops. Probably, murdered by someone crazy. They were dumped in our shipyard.""That's so terrible, poor humans." "Evil exists! You know it. Don't ponder on it." He said while tracing my face with his knuckles.Lucian scented my neck deeply and once he calmed down he leaned back to look deep into my eyes which were fluttering open and shut as I struggled to stay awake. His hand gently tucked stray strands of hair before moving down to caress my cheek as he whispered, "I love you.""You should, I'm fabulous," I whispered as I fell asleep with a smile on my face. ****************"Hello, G