Chapter 6 - Who Is The Alpha's Mate?


I woke up in a dark room. I blinked my eyes a couple of times to adjust to the darkness. I looked around to find myself in the room they gave me to sleep in the packhouse. I feel confused trying to recall what happened, and why I feel like a truck ran over my body.

I mean, I know I was beaten and bruised, but at the moment, I felt worse than I have. I tried to get up in a sitting position on the bed, but I couldn’t move. I hissed in pain but will myself to move. Groaning, I sit up on the bed and as soon as I did the lights turned on making me close my eyes at the sudden brightness.

“You finally decided to wake up?” I heard my father’s angry voice and my head in his direction in fear.

“I—” I start, but stop short of words. I don’t know what to say. I didn’t even know what I did to get into trouble this time.

I looked up to see both my parents glaring down at me. I try to recall what happened, but I can’t seem to remember anything. The only thing I know is that I feel a weird pain in my chest. I don’t know what that pain is about.

“What? Now you don’t have words after what you did?” I heard Malia’s angry voice and turned to see her standing in the door. I didn’t even know she was here, but as soon as I saw her face, all the memories came crashing down on me as I looked at her, feeling betrayed.

“Why?” It was the only word that left my mouth before I broke into a fit of sobs. I covered my mouth, trying to stop myself from making any sounds, but failed miserably.

“What do you mean why?” She said, looking at me as she was confused. “I am supposed to be the one to question you,” she added, looking at me with a pitiful expression on her face. “Why did you have to come and interrupt my mating like that?” She asked, sobbing in front of our parents.

The way she was trying to look so innocent was just too much. I felt something in me snap as I felt the anger bubbling inside my chest. All that I have gone through for the past 10 years of my life coming to surface as I looked at her with equal hate and disgust.

“I interrupted your mating?” I asked, scoffing at her words.

“I am the one who should be questioning you, you did everything you could to make my life miserable. Even our parents didn’t care about me. I still didn’t say anything because I never thought you would be so shameful to claim my mate as your and lie about it.” I said, unable to hold back. Her eyes momentarily widened in shock and surprise.

“What are you talking about?” She asked, “Are you trying to frame me for interfering with a mate bond? Do I look like an idiot to do that?” She asked as more tears streamed down her eyes.

“I am not trying to frame you because you are interfering with my mate bond.” I replied. I would have probably never said anything, but today, it is about my mate. I can’t let her get away.

“Daddy, I swear I didn’t do anything,” she pleaded, looking at dad.

“Are you still going to believe her? Even after what she did to me?” I asked. I didn’t expect him to take my side, but I expected him to know how big of a liar Malia is.

“Why would I trust you?” He asked, looking at me after a few seconds. “Malia would never lie to me. She accepted when she was using magic on you. She has no reason to lie.” He added, and I couldn’t stop the humorless chuckle that left my lips.

“I am the biggest fool on this earth to even expect anything from you,” I added with a laugh.

“Are you trying to answer me back?” He growled at me, and I shook my head in denial.

“If I wanted to do that, I would have done that a long time ago,” I replied with a sad smile, for a second I thought I saw guilt in pain in my mother’s eyes, but it was gone as soon as it appeared. I must be imagining things.

“If you don’t believe me, take me to Alpha Jake. He is my mate, I know he is, and he will identify me immediately.” I added, looking up with determined eyes.

“Daddy, are you really going to listen to this liar? She was trying to seduce a visiting Alpha during the ball. I am sure she was trying to make him believe that he is her mate too.” Malia said. I knew she would not allow me to go to my mate because she would be exposed.

“If you are so sure I am lying and he is your mate, then why don’t you let me go meet him?” I said with a smile playing on my lips. I know she would want to kill me now, but I didn’t care.

“We have to give her a chance,” it surprised me to hear mom’s voice. “It would solve all the doubts. Besides, we can’t mess with a mate bond, and if anything wrong happens Alpha is going to punish all of us.” She added, she knew Malia was lying. I was happy. At least she spoke up for me, even if it was for only once.

“Fine,” Dad sighed, “your mom is right. It’s almost morning. Let’s go meet Alpha Jake and clear this mess.” He added, Malia looked a little worried, but she couldn’t do anything about it. I was happy that at least now she will be exposed.


We were now waiting for Alpha Jake. We were waiting in his room as instructed by him. I was nervous, but I felt butterflies in my stomach. I felt comfort as his scent lingered in his room. I was seated in a chair as mom and dad sat on the couch with Malia.

I was never included in their perfect happy family for the last 10 years. I was used to it, but it still hurt my heart to see that I was not good enough for them. I blinked my eyes, not wanting the unwanted tears to flow. We heard heavy footsteps and soon the door snapped open and I was hit with my mate’s scent in full force.

I took a deep breath as I inhaled sharply, taking as much of his scent as I could. His presence put both Mia and me at ease. I looked up, wanting him to look at me and acknowledge my presence. Instead, I saw him looking at Malia tenderly as she blushed shyly.

“Alpha Jake,” Dad bowed his head respectfully.

“We are sorry to disturb you,” he added, sighing as he looked at me.

“I know, it’s an idiotic question to ask, but could you please let us know which one of our two daughters is your mate?” He asked, being as respectful as possible.

“What kind of question is that?” he growled loudly.

“I think I already told you, Malia is my mate and future Luna.” He answered before letting my dad say another word. What he said, however, pierced my heart and I cried out in pain, holding my chest as Mia whimpered in my head.

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