Alpha Erik's POV
“You said she couldn’t remember anything” Hayley’s voice rang in my head as I filled TJ’s plate and placed it down in front of her, encouraging her to eat what she could.
“Your Luna can’t, she has amnesia if you remember” I stated, irritated that once again, Hayley is being her usual whingey whiney self. “Think yourself lucky I am letting you work in the pack house”.
“Then why did she growl at me?” Hayley questioned
“Natural instinct” Will chimed in, laughing through the link.
I could not help but smile at his comment. Hayley obviously thought she had a chance when TJ was gone and no matter how hard she tried; she just did not want to accept that I no longer cared for her and all i was worried about was finding my Luna.
“Can she hear us?” Hayley spat out the word ‘she’ like it was something she had stepped in.
“Do I need to remind you, who you are speaking about and who you are talking to?!” I snarled at her, making my annoyance with her clear
“Shall I chuck her in the dungeon?” Will asked, you could see his wolf smirking at the possibility of torturing Hayley.
“I’m sorry Erik, you know how I feel about you” her voice was quiet and came out as a whisper.
I cut her out of the mind link, she was becoming a problem and I knew TJ would pick up on it, her empath ways were pretty spot on . “I think its time Hayley moved to a new pack” I expressed to Will, I had allowed Hayley to stay out of curtesy as long as she promised not to be any trouble and she stuck to her promises until TJ disappeared.
“No problem boss, I will sort it” Will declared, pausing for a moment “Do you think she will remember her life?” Will was talking about Luna again, his concern evident in his voice.
Before I could answer, I felt her movements next to me, assuming she had gone to find a bathroom I carried on with my conversation with Will. “I have a plan to try and jog her memories, there is no guarantee it will work but I have to try, its killing me and my wolf” I sigh at the thought of her never remembering.
Will nodded "When Lacey went to visit her parents, the pain was horrendous and that was only for a couple of days".
I sighed "I really hope she finds her way back". I cut the mind link, I needed some time to think. Hayley had already left the table. I could feel my wolf pining uncontrollably which was strange as the last time he had done that was when we discovered TJ was missing.
The wind whipped my skin, pulling me back to my senses, the side door was wide open, Hayley was in the kitchen with her headphones on and Will’s eyes were still glazed over, probably in a mind-link with his mate Lacey. It took a moment for me to realise TJ had left the house.
Alarm ran through me at the thought of me not even noticing. She still has not fully recovered and was still too ill to be out on her own. I pulled Will out of his mind-link and dragged him out the house, he knew instantly that it was TJ. How can this be happening again, I was still unsure who had put the silver needle in my mate.
As Will and I headed out the door, we split up, staying in touch through an open mind-link, and alerted everyone on patrol to stop her if she showed up. I headed into the forest behind the pack house, if she had been taken again this would be the easiest way to enter the forest.
I stripped out of my clothes, it would be easier to shift if i needed to. I hid my clothes under a bush, we have many hiding places all over the forest for spare clothes, this is useful especially if we have to shift quickly and ruin the clothes we are wearing. I have ruined many jeans that way so tend to stick to joggers or shorts. It just makes life easier.
The forest was alive with noise, animals and creatures going about their day, building homes or looking for food. I stood still trying to take in all the sounds around me, listening for any sign of something being dragged or walked through the leaves and trees.
A crack of branches in the distance had me taking off and shifting into my large black wolf. I could not afford to be slow. I skidded to a halt where the sound had come from, catching sight of a large badger disappearing down a hole.
I silently groaned, frustrated how once again there appeared to be no trace. Turning my head towards the darkening sky, I let out a howl. Rain was coming and if we didn't find her soon there was risk we could lose all trace of her.
Will's voice comes into my head, telling me he had her scent. I was not happy about the word 'had'. “What do you mean had Beta?” I growled through the mind link.
“There is another scent mixed with hers, but I don’t recognise it” Will exhaled “it’s not a wolf”.
I was surprised by his comment, there has not been another supe on our land in years, well not since I had become Alpha. I told Will i was heading his way and took off running in the direction he appeared to be.
About fifthteen minutes later Will's unsteady voice hit me again “I’ve found her, but she is injured…. It was a Fae”.
His words hit me like a ton of bricks. “What the fuck are Fae doing on our territory?” my question was not directly aimed at Will and was more of a question to myself. I had increased our training massively since TJ went missing and nearly all the pack were now excellent fighters. The amount of wolves on patrol had also increased but here we are, the same thing was happening again.
I recognised the location that Will was at, one of the benefits to being an Alpha and being able to see where others are, except it did not work on TJ when she was missing. I began to speed up, letting my power and my wolf's strength combine to carry me faster.
TJ's POVI took off running as fast as I could, out the side door in the dining room and down the street, people were looking and giving me odd looks, some even calling out my name, but I couldn’t stop, I had to get away. I had no idea where I was going, I just kept moving, nothing looked vaguely familiar and I was hating myself for this memory problem.I seemed to have these instincts telling me when to run and yet i couldn't figure out why, all these people know my name, but I didn't have a clue who they were. I still had no idea what Erik meant by 'what we are' and it felt as if someone was constantly scratching at my brain trying to unlock something or get out. I felt physically and mentally lost.In front of me a forest was creeping up, getting taller and taller the closer I got. At the edge of the forest I momentarily stopped, checking behind me to see if anyone was following before quietly slipping into the forest, the sounds around me
Will’s POVI had to find Luna I wasn’t going to let this pack think she had slipped through my fingers again. I am fairly sure the pack hate me even if Alpha Erik says different, what kind of Beta am I if it happens for a second time.When Alpha Erik pulled me from my mind link with my wife and told me Luna had taken off, I suggested we split up to cover more ground. My instincts telling me to go to the edge of the forest where I found her the day she returned. Erik headed in the opposite direction, both of us contacting all the patrols telling them to stop Luna if she headed their way, I was shocked when Erik told them to use any means possible to stop her apart from killing her.As I arrived at the edge of the forest where I had first found her, her scent was strong and I knew she had been this way, stepping into the forest, I stripped off so I could shift into my wolf form without destroying more of my clothes. I knew I would be able to cover more
Alpha Erik's POVI cannot believe this is happening again, I shifted back to human form just before the edge of the forest, pulling on a pair of black joggers. We had clothes hidden all around the forest just in case we must shift and ruined the clothes we were wearing although it was rare until recently. I was not ready to show TJ my wolf form, not because I was ashamed, I just was not sure her brain would handle it, she was so fragile at the moment, nothing like the wolf I knew.Will was still in his wolf form as I walked towards them, my mates eyes were closed, I was unsure how much TJ had seen and the Fae would be hard enough to explain let alone the wolves. Her body looked lifeless, ordering Will to go shift in the forest, I crouched down over TJ, her wounds were already healing which was a good sign, leaving little red streaks all over her body.Lifting her body into my arms, I held her against my bare chest, she was cold and needed the warmth we gave off,
Alpha Erik’s POVAs I ran my thumb across her lip, I could feel her longing for me. I could take her right here….A knock on the door interrupted us and TJ fled back into the bathroom. I groaned, why did my pack insist on disrupting me at the most inconvenient times. “Just a second” I yelled. Silently banging my head against the bathroom door. She had felt it she finally felt our connection, clearly sleeping next to her all night helped. I pulled on a pair of shorts and yanked open the door.“What?” I had no patience for this crap today.Alpha Noah was stood on the other side with a smirk on his face “I wanted to surprise you myself”I had completely forgotten Noah was arriving from the rising moon pack “Am I interrupting something?” he asks me as a grin breaks out on his face.“No not at all, what time did you get here?” I ask, surprised that Will had not woken me.
TJ's POVThe hot water hitting my skin felt amazing and like i was experiencing it for the first time, grabbing the body wash I began to scrub my body, thoughts of yesterday seeping back into my head. I scrubbed myself hard trying to forget, I am sure it must have been a dream. As I continued to scrub an image of Erik appeared, his rock-hard naked body striding towards me, his warm breath on my face as he tilted my chin upwards to look at him and that gold glow around the iris's was so bright.Why did he make me feel like this, so many mixed emotions and yet the thought of his lips on mine put a smile on my face. I grabbed the shampoo and began working on my hair it was so matted and disgusting that my fingers kept catching knots. Erik’s image was soon replaced with one of a large white wolf standing over me, trying to push the image out of my head as I finished washing my hair was proving difficult, it must have been a dream right, wolves surely can't be that bi
Alpha Erik POVShit, shit, shit, TJ definitely has something against Hayley, I was so thankful that Noah managed to grab her in time, although the dining table will leave have a permanent reminder of her new hatred towards Hayley. Noah’s right though, she needs to know about our kind and needs to know now whether she liked it or not.Will walked in shortly followed by Sapphire, Sapphire observed the scene looking between Noah and I and then looking at TJ who was sat panting on the floor, the table was turned up on its side whilst chairs laid scattered everywhere.Sapphire offered a hand to TJ, helping her up and wrapping her arms around her, I watched silently as TJ’s body relaxed into Sapphire’s, tears streaming down her face, why could she not let me cuddle her like that.Noah and I righted the room whilst everyone sat down, I noticed TJ decided to sit between Sapphire and Will and could see she was still gripping Sapphire’s hand
Sapphire’s POV“Come on we’re going to be late” I was trying to rush Noah along but as usual he was messing around with the kids“Calm down babe, Erik won’t mind”“Well I want to go, I need to check out the rumour that’s going around” Noah could be so irritating at times, he has no sense of urgency and he really should as an Alpha and the future's greatest Alpha.“I’m on my way. What’s the rumour?” his voice was full of curiosity“She’s back!”Our mind link went quiet and I continued to load up the car “Why can you not just hurry up” I snapped as he walked around the corner to our new black SUV.He holds his hands up surrendering “Are you sure?” He asks not quite believing me.“Well it’s a rumour between the omegas, you know how one of them is mated to one of the Crimson Moon’s wa
TJ POV “SHIFT!” I could feel my own nostrils flaring, I was agitated and I needed too see it again, make sure it's not some weird magic trick they were all in on. It cannot be real, it just can't, these things are just in stories not real life. I turned away as Erik stripped off but he told me to look, I watched as this man slowly removed his clothes with a slight smirk on his face as I tried to keep my eyes on his as he became a huge black wolf making the bedroom feel tiny. His bright blue eyes looked at me curiously, they were the exact same as Erik’s but instead of a man a huge black wolf stood in front of me. The room went black, after what felt like an eternity, my vision came back and above me stood a very large black wolf with his head cocked to one side, scrambling out from beneath it, i ran to the otherside of the room trying to put some space between me and this huge beast. The wolf slowly padded towards me not taking his eyes off of