Chapter 8 - Unwanted Mate


“NO!” I screamed, my heart still aching from the agonising pain of rejection. I know he didn’t use the words to reject me, but for some reason, it feels like he is rejecting me.

“Why can’t you recognise me as your mate?” I asked, looking at him with tear-filled eyes.

“I can smell my mate’s scent, and I know it’s not you,” he said, looking at me with his hate-filled eyes. I felt something break inside of me.

“Please,” I pleaded pathetically, looking at him with hopeful eyes, “I swear I am your mate. She is not,” I added as tears rolled down my cheeks. “I am sure Malia has tricked you. She can’t be your mate, please, please trust me.” I begged for my mate to listen to me.

“Why are you so hell bent on proving that I am trying to steal your mate?” Malia asked. For the first time, she looked pitiful, and I knew it was all an act. She was desperately trying to prove in front of everyone that I was trying to frame her.

“How can you even have a mate? Even if you do, how can you identify who your mate is? You don’t have a wolf. You won’t know until your mate identifies you,” she continued.

She looked at me with narrowed eyes; I knew she was trying to figure out how I knew about Alpha Jake being my mate. I was panicking inside, trying not to blow my cover. I couldn’t let her find out about Mia. I had to protect her at all costs, and for that, I had to lie.

“I may not have a wolf, but I still have werewolf senses. I can smell his scent, and I know the strongest scent we could smell is our mate’s scent. I am sure he is my mate because his scent is the strongest I smell.” I replied. I just prayed to the Moon Goddess that she would help me and they believed me.

“That still doesn’t mean I am your mate.” Alpha Jake growled at me. I jumped in my seat. I wasn’t expecting for him to snap at me.

“I promise, you are my mate. I am sure. I know she has messed with our bond. Please believe me.” I said, trying to convince my mate. My heart is shattering with each passing second.

“SHUT UP!” He growled angrily, wrapping his arms around Malia as she faked a cry. “If I hear you say another word against my mate, I swear I am going to throw you in the dungeon.” He yelled. His words made my blood run cold. He wouldn’t do that to me, would he? I am his mate. How can he not recognize me?

“I—” I started, trying to defend myself, but dad’s loud growl stopped me.

“I am going to rip your head off if you say another word.” He growled, making me freeze in my seat. Why is everyone making me look like a criminal? It’s Malia who is wrong here, but they are all supporting her instead of me.

“Have you not brought enough shame to our family already? You not only are weak but don’t have a wolf, and you expect Alpha Jake to take you as your mate? Are you so desperate that you are willing to break your sister’s bond?” He growled at me, making me flinch. It wasn’t his growl that affected me, it was his words that hurt me the most.

“How pathetic? You want to fool me and break my bond with my true mate? You must be delusional. Even if you were my mate, I would have rejected the moment I laid my eyes on you. I would never take a weak wolf-less girl to be Luna.” My mate’s words pierced through my heart, and this time, the pain of rejection was real.

I never thought my mate would reject me. That is not what I heard about mates. My mate was supposed to be there for me, and save me from this hell of a life I have. Instead, I was cheated by my sister again, and that led to me remaining mateless for life.

Why did the Moon Goddess hate me so much?

What did I ever do to offend her?

What was my fault in all of this?

These questions swamped in my head. I have had them for a while now, but there was no answer to any of them. I couldn’t bring myself to stay in that room anymore. I did not miss the disgusted look on my mate’s face, the disappointment on mom and dad’s face, and the victorious smirk on Malia’s face as I left the room.


I don’t know how long it has been; I have been at the meadow for a few hours as I stared in the distance. I didn’t want to be surrounded by those mean wolves. I knew Malia wouldn’t stop for a second and spread the news about me trying to steal her mate in the whole pack.

I wanted to scream and tell everyone about Malia. I wanted everyone to know how evil she was, and how she had played with my mate bond. Maybe if I tell everyone the truth and expose Malia, then they will support me?

I was pulled out of my thoughts when I heard a twig snap. I turned around, alert to find whoever was here. Rogue attacks in the packs were very common nowadays, and you would never know when a rogue sneaks in to attack you.

The sound of crunching dried leaves made me aware that someone was walking towards me in human form. The scent smelt familiar, and soon I recognized the scent of the intruder. I looked up, coming face to face with Malia. She had a huge smirk on her face.

“Aww, lil sis, are trying to run away?” she asked, looking at me with an annoying pout on her face. I turned away, not wanting to engage in another conversation with her.

“It’s rude to not answer your sister. I know mom and dad taught us well.” She said, trying to get my attention.

“Oh Miracle, are you angry that Jake didn’t accept you as his mate?” She asked, making me glare at her.

“Ah! So you’re angry?” she asked, laughing at me. I had enough of her and I couldn’t bear it anymore.

“What do you want, Malia? Are you not satisfied with what you have done?” I asked through my teeth.

To say I was angry was an understatement. Why was she not punished for playing around with my mate bond? Why was she not punished when she abused me by using silver and bringing a witch on my birthday to take my powers? Why? Why was she allowed to make mistakes and still no one cared enough to stop her? Why was I punished for mistakes that I never made? Why?

“Oh, my poor little sister, I know you are pissed, but you can’t do anything. I just had to ask the witch to do a minor spell, and you know the results.” She replied, laughing at me cruelly.

“You don’t deserve to be a Luna. I always knew you would be mated to an Alpha, and it was most likely to be Alpha Jake because it is rare for us to find mates outside the pack.” She continued, gloating about how she could do anything she wanted and no one could stop her.

“I feel so bad for you. It’s sad that you would be left to die alone, and believe me, no one in this pack would care if you died.” She said, as she continued to laugh.

“I am going to tell everyone about you,” I whispered. My voice was low, but still enough to reach her ears. She stopped laughing, froze for a second before she looked at me with an angry expression.

“What did you say?” She asked. I could see her seething in anger, but I didn’t care. I wanted to stand up for myself, even if it was only for once.

“You heard me, I will expose you in front of everyone.” I replied, feeling a little confident that I could do it.

“You think?” She said as a creepy, evil smile appeared on her face. Her hands disappeared in her pockets as she approached me.

Before I could even realize what was happening, I saw her attacking me with a silver dagger. It slashed through my arm, making me scream out in pain. She went to attack again, but I stopped her before she could hurt me again.

However, I knew I wouldn’t be able to fight her for a long time; she was stronger than me, but I did my absolute best. While we wrestled with each other, I heard the sound of footsteps approaching in our direction. I breathed a sigh of relief, but it was short-lived.

Malia held my hand in a tight grip, bringing it forward, slashing her hand with the silver dagger. She then pushed the dagger in my hand before crying out in pain, asking me to not hurt her.

“What are you doing?” I asked, trying to free myself, but she didn’t let me go.

“If it is my mate you want, I will leave Jake for you, but please don’t do this Miracle.” She cried. My eyes widened in fear when I saw Alpha Jake and a few warriors standing a few steps looking at me with anger.

Alpha Jake came forward, pulling Malia in his arms as he pushed me to the ground. I cried in pain when I fell on my wounded arm.

“Take her to the dungeon. I will punish her for hurting my mate in front of the entire pack.” He ordered. I cried, begging him to listen to me, but he didn’t. He turned away as he walked with Malia in his arms, as she smirked evilly while they dragged me to the dungeon.

Midnight Shines

Dear Readers, I hope you enjoy this update. Please let me know your thoughts by leaving a review on the book. Show your support by giving it gems.

| 4
Comments (4)
goodnovel comment avatar
Jacki L Shelton
I wish these chapters were longer!
goodnovel comment avatar
Proof reading is needed and the story is being dragged out. I agree with Melissa Wilson…I also find it hard to believe that everyone in the pack is brainless ...
goodnovel comment avatar
Melissa Wilson
I hope this gets better soon, because I'm finding it hard to believe this many stupid people are in one pack.

Related chapters

Latest chapter Protection Status