“Promise me you will call me, if you need something, Reid?” I ask for the hundredth time. “Yes Kate, we will be fine for a few days without you,” he says. “And we’ll video chat every day?” I ask. “Yes Kate, same time every day, we’ll video chat,” he says a little too condescending for my liking, but I let it go.
I’m incredibly panicked. This is the first time I’ve left my Pack for any amount of time that wasn’t related to a crisis of some sort. I’m going home with Colby. I can’t wait to see his Pack, meet his family, and especially meet Amelie. I have some gifts for her, that Colby helped me pick out. A purple elephant – she collects elephants, and she loves the color purple.
Kate’s POV Shocked I feel like I got kicked in the gut. Why would she even think about Jessica? I thought her and Colby were a passing fling. I didn’t realize Jessica had been part of Colby’s life and in turn Amelie’s life. Looking at Colby, he shakes his head, not clear what is happening. As Colby’s parents hear this, they move forward to welcome me, with both his mother and father hugging me in acceptance. As Colby stands there in discomfort, I start to look away from him. I’m not clear what I walked into, but this was not what I expected the first time I met his family. Colby puts Amelie down and she runs off just in time for me to see Jessica smirking before anyone else saw her. Reaching her hand down to Amelie, she takes her along to play, I assume.
Colby POV As I’m sitting there with my parents Amelie comes running in the door, tears on her face and so winded and upset she can’t get her words out. Wondering where Kate is, I try to get her to calm down, and help her breathe. She must have run quite a distance and been frightened to be reacting this way. As she starts to calm down, she puts her head in my neck saying she’s sorry. I’m so confused I don’t know what to make of it. I take her arms in my hands and gently pull her out of my neck. “Amelie, what are you sorry for?” I ask. With tears streaming down her face, I wipe her cheeks. “I took Kate in the woods,”; “Okay where is Kate now?” I ask. “She’s in the woods,” she replies. “Is she hurt
Colby POV I was a little anxious thinking Kate had made a decision about the future. I know she was happy with Amelie, now that we had gotten everything straightened out. I was thankful to the Moon Goddess that I had got there in time to help her deal with the wolves. I have no doubt Kate would have fought them off, but not being able to shift would have made it that much harder. And because she had to deal with that situation as a result of my own Pack member, caused me immense guilt. I don’t know what I would have done if Kate had been seriously hurt or worse. If I could, I would kill Jessica again for what she did. As I sit in my room, I can hear the giggles from Kate and Amelie from down the hall. Deciding to head
Kate POV Waking in Colby’s arms every morning this past week in the place I would soon call home, was amazing. We had breakfast with Amelie daily before she went to school. I was on my way home, with Amelie and Colby, to try to wrap up some pressing details around the move I was making. And to bring home some additional things I wanted to have with me. I had conducted a lot of video chats with Beta Reid and Gamma John throughout the week. I would check in on the Pack activities and resolving some challenges daily with the three of us. We went over training plans for our warriors, and they kept me up to date on any issues with the border patrol. This week was a calm week. Both Reid and John were happy for me that I had decided to
Kate POV The morning came quickly. My mom has taken Amelie off on a girl’s trip for the day knowing that we would be swamped today with Pack business. As they head off, we wave to Amelie who is waving in the window. I can only imagine the things Amelie will come home with today to take back. We may need to get a separate plane to bring her things home. As I am just about to turn back into the Pack house, I hear a motorbike coming up the road. I pause for a moment; surprised Drake is so early. Then I realize in his shoes I’d probably be doing the same thing. I don’t want him taking over my meeting before I have it. I wait for him to run up the stairs uncertain what to do. Hugging does not feel c
Kate POV The alliance meeting had gone very well. Once Alpha Drew got past all the Boyd crap, and the fact that I was still going to be a co-Alpha to my Pack, he was on board. It sweetened the deal that we were joining our alliance with the larger alliance of Colby’s Pack. Everyone was quite excited about the opportunity this alliance would provide. It was agreed that every Pack in the alliance would meet with their own smaller Packs within their alliances to ensure they followed the rules of the Silver Crescent Pack. Failure to do so could result in either the smaller Pack member being removed from the alliance, or the Pack in the alliance of six could be removed. Needless to say, nobody wanted to be removed. Where this was a sh
Kate POV We caught an early flight out to get back to the Pack by early afternoon. I had a hairstylist and makeup artist waiting to do hair and makeup for my mom, me and of course Amelie wouldn’t be left out. We had a gorgeous dress picked out for Amelie – she will look like a princess. I haven’t seen my mom’s dress yet, but I know it will be appropriate for the occasion. While we were home, I had bought a new dress for the occasion. As is the case with ceremonies the Luna traditionally wears a long gown. I decided to go with white for the Luna ceremony. A white gown with a slit up my right leg to mid-thigh. There was gold trim on the dress around the waist and the neckline. The front was up to the neck while the back was open to the waist. And of course, I’d top it off with black h