I admit I had been surprised to hear from Alpha Jackson. It had been a few weeks with silence. I was starting to doubt my abilities to attract him to our alliance offer. I had a problem to fix – expanding the scope of our alliances and I was struggling to make traction with our priority Pack – Golden Moon.
There were no rumours through the grapevine, so to speak, to give an indication why he would call now. He called a couple of days ago, and I was lying in bed pondering whether Kate would be attending the meeting.
Feeling an arm snake across my chest, I look at Elise who is just waking in my bed. She is a blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty I had met a couple years before. We had recently started d
Kate POV “Rogues?” Drake asked. “Have you been able to determine if they are affiliated with any specific Pack?”. As Drake looked at both of us, I was perplexed, and my father was uncomfortable. How would anyone know what Pack exists in the rogue world? Nobody associated with them, that’s why they are considered rogues. Kate shook her head and started, “We have had three attacks over the past few weeks. Every time we have taken one captive, we have got nothing from them as to why they are here or what their end game is.”. Kate continues, “We have had some minor disturbances from no rogues as well – lost wolves from other Packs who have stumbled onto our borders. We have alliances with their Packs, so we returned them without hesitation. While this
Drake POV As I process the conversation around me, I am concerned that the Golden Moon Pack has suffered three attacks and they still have no idea what has motivated the attacks. There had been no warning at our end that Golden Moon was on the radar of rogues. This was an elite Pack used to protecting their own. Clearly, they had not needed support from their alliance to manage the attacks so far. But they did need to know why so they could shut down future attacks. I was not surprised with Kate’s suspicions around the timing of our alliance discussions. Yet it still bothered me she would make those assumptions. In her place, I would likely make them myself, but it bothered me on some level I could not yet identify. &
Kate POV As we finish with the fourth rogue attack, I scowl at the irony of another attack happening when Drake happens to be sitting in our conference room. I realize I may be over-reacting, but I could not help but believe it was a little suspicious all these “coincidences”. And what kind of Alpha would I be if I didn’t question the obvious. Drake had jumped into the fight. I am confident we would have won but his help was appreciated. The safety of everyone involved in the fight was more important than me making a big deal of him ignoring my directive to stay with Alpha Jackson. His wolf was a beautiful midnight black with slate-colored eyes. When the fight was over, I had noticed Shelby sniffing for
Kate POV “He’s coming for you Kate, just you wait, he’s coming for you!” runs through my head as I finish my training with Reid and John, a week later. With the rogue attacks we had increased our training time to two hours a day versus our usual one hour. We wanted to be prepared for any future attacks and that preparation came from training for all scenarios.Drake had returned a couple days after the original interrogation; however, we were unsuccessful in acquiring any new information. It seemed the rogue understood he had said too much and had pulled back significantly. Somehow there was pressure on him coming from somewhere – perhaps his own conscience – it is hard to tell.We had decided to keep him alive for now. With his first night in captivity, we had learned a lot and thought there may
Boyd POV As we pull up to the Golden Moon Pack, I turn to look at my nephew Rafe. His father had decided it was time for Rafe to take more responsibility and start attending business meetings with me. I agreed it was time, but we had argued as to whether he should attend this meeting. We had only signed our alliance with Golden Moon Pack a couple months prior. My idiot nephew had rejected the Alpha’s daughter roughly four months prior to this event. I knew Kate would be attending these meetings and didn’t want to make her or Alpha Jackson uncomfortable with his presence. We had only agreed late last evening Rafe would attend with me and there had been no opportunity to give them a heads up prior to our arrival. As we pulled
“Lily – I need you ASAP. Where are you?” I ask Lily through our mind-link. There is only one person who would understand why I am freaking out right now. Waiting for a couple minutes, she finally replies, “Ugh Katie – I am in training and then I have some work to do at the childcare.” Lily loved pups and couldn’t wait to have pups of her own. For now, she appeased that desire by working toward an Early Childhood degree and volunteering at the childcare in the Pack house. It was set up so that all Pack members would have free childcare, so they could work full-time, if they chose. “I need you to come to my room. We welcomed the Alphas, Alpha Boyd is here, “ Lily interrupts “oh thee Alpha slash Uncle Boyd
Kate POV As I walked toward our large conference meeting room, I could hear some of the Alphas had already arrived. Walking into the room, I looked around taking in who was in attendance so far and nodding as I made my way into the room. I stopped to speak with a couple Alphas making small talk. We had two Alphas who were a little more old school than the other four who were more progressive. The old school Alphas had an opinion that a female should not become the Alpha to a Pack. The other three had been supportive up to this point and I anticipate Alpha Boyd will be equally supportive.My father’s position would be at the head of the table, I would sit immediately to his right. From there the other Alpha’s sit accordingly to when they joined the alliance. Most had their Betas with
Kate POV Everyone started talking at once tossing out questions. Why me? What did they want with me? Did Blue Moon have any more information to share? They were coming at me so quickly I couldn’t keep up. Raising his hand, Alpha Jackson said, “You know what we know gentlemen. This is what we have brought you here for you. Your expertise, your counsel and most importantly your opinion on an alliance with Blue Moon Pack and their allies.”. Alpha Boyd looked down the table at me, as did Rafe with concern flashing on both their faces. Looking away, I didn’t want pity. I wanted action. I wanted people who had some answers that we didn’t have. And most importantly I wanted t