As she approached it, a new scent reached her, drawing her wolf's attention. She decreased her pace to a gentle trot. She was trying to understand what was so enticing about this scent that caught her wolf's attention.
“What…” She moaned as her body reacted, “is that scent?”
Nearby, a twig snapped and Destiny swung around. Moving out of the woods was the biggest wolf she had ever seen. His silky coat was coal-black. The scent of pine and maple floated towards Destiny, the wolf inside her howled with desire. He was magnificent; everything about him shouted power and authority. Bright gold eyes followed her as her hand crept to her throat.
“Oh dear god,” she whispered, fear and desire swirled through her. He had all the traits of an Alpha. Desire took a back seat as fear flooded Destiny. An Alpha? How could her mate be an Alpha? Alphas only mated with Alpha females. She was a beta.
“I won't hurt you,” the wolf was talking to her. His deep voice resonated in her mind.
“So beautiful,” he whispered, stepping closer, drawn by the scent of the woman in front of him. “So perfect.”
“Who-who are you?” Destiny asked, frozen to the spot.
“You know who I am,” he said. “Ask your wolf. She knows exactly who I am.”
One lone word pounded in her mind… mate, mate, mate! Find him.
She suddenly woke up with a start. The lake! She looked around in the darkroom.
“Oh god! Was it a vision ?” Destiny sighed, replaying the whole thing in her head. “Could he be the one, my mate? My wolf seems to think so.”
The dream has been quite vivid, and her response to her dream lover had been… well, overwhelming. Who was he? Did he even exist? The dream had rattled her. She had never been too much into finding her mate. She did want to mate with the one, maybe after a few years. But before that, she wanted to experience life first. She had barely been outside the pack campus. Hardly interacted with humans or the outside world. She wanted to walk down the dazzling streets of New York, Paris, LA. See the world then settle down. But her dreams had been shattered by her father's decision. Sighing, she drifted off to sleep again.
***********“Where had you been?” Her dad's gruff voice greeted Destiny as she entered her home, the next morning.“I went swimming in the lake,” she said, refusing to make eye contact. “Have you packed your belonging like you were told?”“Not yet.”“Tomorrow is your union. When will you pack up your things?”“I know you can't wait to get rid of me, I will take care of my things. You don't have to worry.” She said curtly.Her dad's nostrils flared in anger. “Since you refuse to accept your place, you will not be allowed to leave your room until you have packed.” “Are you kidding me? All this because I haven't packed yet?” Destiny asked, horrified. “This isn't the Middle Ages! You can't do this!”“I am the head of the family, girl. I can do anything I want and no one can or will stop me,” her father said, in an icy tone. Just like the previous day, Destiny was carried screaming and kicking into her room. She banged the door and screamed in anger but to no avail. Knowing that her fate was sealed and that her father would force her into a match no matter what, Destiny decided to run. She had no idea where she would go, but she would figure out something. So, she spent the day locked in her small room, making plans.
Jake was lying down on the bed while the healer took his blood pressure.
“Everything is normal, since when have you been feeling unsettled ?” Dr Connery asked.
“Since yesterday, I don't know. I just feel like something is missing. I need to be somewhere. My wolf has been antsy. I have barely slept.” Jake replied while running a hand through his hair.
Dr Connery smiled. Dr Connery was an Alpha, but he preferred being a doctor to ruling a pack. He had been a good friend of Jake's father and remained with the pack after he was orphaned.
“Any chance you met your mate?”
“What? No! If I did, I am pretty sure I would know it.” Jake replied frowning.
“Well, sometimes our wolves can sense our mates before meeting them. Especially when they are in a dire situation, but I have never seen it happen.”
“You mean? My wolf has sensed his mate?” Jake said, raising an eyebrow.
“That is a possibility, I will prescribe some sleeping pills. Hopefully, that would help you sleep better.” Dr Connery replied.
Jake nodded. He couldn't be, he didn't have a mate.
Finally, the D day dawned clear and crisp. Destiny had packed a few necessities and was ready to run before the sun peeped over the horizon. She cautiously stepped down the staircase.
“Well, aren't we too early for the ceremony?” Her father's voice rang through the living room and Destiny froze with terror.
Panicking, Destiny dropped her bag and ran back hoping she'd be able to jump through the window and escape. She never made it, she was by her brother at the top of the stairs and dragged her to her room.
“No! Let go of me!” she yelled, fighting every step of the way. “Get your hands off me!”
David stepped up to her and slapped her hard across the face.
“You are an embarrassment. ? I should have thrown your worthless ass long ago. Tie her to the bed until I return,” he said.
“Please, dad, don't do this,” Destiny begged quietly as she was held down. “Don't make me do this. Doesn't my happiness mean anything to you?”
“Your happiness?” David sneered, then leaned in and spoke softly. “I don't give a damn about your happiness, girl. Hell, I'm not even sure you're my child. Your mother cheated on me. She ran away from me. Took me months to find her. Then she was suddenly pregnant. You will mate with Johan. Even if I have to drag you to him tied and gagged. He'd probably like that.”
Destiny watch in dismay as her father glared at her, and then left the room, leaving her alone with these new revelations. Shock overwhelmed her by her father's words. Her mother had never even hinted that she, ran from her father. But that explained so much… Her father's careless disregard for her feelings, lack of affection, and his disapproval. She lay tied to the bed, eyes closed, as she listened to everyone moving around downstairs. All her plans were slowly dissolving before her eyes, and she was trapped; trapped by the one person who was supposed to love her. The only thing that person cared about was his reputation and gaining power. Determined not to cry, she focused her mind, trying to figure a way out of this mess. Desperately praying for someone, anyone to save her.
The next time, Destiny's bedroom door opened. Her father stormed inside carrying a ridiculously lacy pink dress. “You got thirty minutes to make yourself presentable,” he snarled. “Do not disobey me, or I'll haul you to Johan in whatever state you are in. Take a shower and get ready. Don't even think. Of escape, just in case.” She eyed that hateful dress. An overwhelming need to rip to pieces, cut it into tiny little shreds was hard to ignore. She noticed her claws had lengthened. Taking a deep breath, she forced herself to leave the damn dress alone. Her father's threat rang clearly in her mind. Moving slowly to the bathroom, she finally gave up hope. There was no escape, no way to stop what her father planned. She would have to marry Johan, become his mate, and pray to Luna he wasn't as bad as she had heard. * * * * Her door opened, it was her mother this time who had come to help her get dressed in that god-awful dress.
The White Claw Compound. As Destiny walked inside, fear never once left her heart, especially as the pickup came to a stop. She was trembling again, her eyes even shook in terror as the two guards got out of the car. She had been picked up from the riverside. She had managed to reach the White Claw territories but had no idea how to proceed further. She was shivering in a bush when the guards spotted her. When she told them who she was, they replied. Her grandmother was expecting her. “Go park the truck, Conroy,” The leader of them told him, who nodded and went to go park it, “Marco, Emanuel, let's go.” They both nodded and followed him into the compound. Destiny struggled to keep up with them. They had provided her with a dry pair of track pants and a tee. Not having many other choices, she meekly followed them. As they passed the homes—which seemed to make a small town on its own—she smelt and saw other wolves males, females
Jake stalked toward the elk, his body remaining low as he hid behind a bush, so his black fur wouldn't be noticed. Before the bull could even look up and take stock of things happening around him. Jake charged at it, seizing it by its throat with his strong jaws. It let out a fearful and indignant cry right before Jake's jaws tightened on its throat further and sharply twisted his head, breaking its neck with the momentum; its body fell almost soundlessly into the snow. He looked around before indulging in his fresh kill. In truth, Jake didn't need to be hunting this far north in the pack territory, but he needed to clear his mind, and going on long runs and occasional hunts were the release his wolf needed. For the past week, he's been having recurring dreams and restlessness. That made his wolf go wild with want, desperate for something. He had thought about taking a few of his pack females to bed. They would be willing to do that. But he had decided not to date hi
"There you go, it won't leave a mark." The kind doctor said to Destiny as he applied an ointment on her wound."Thank you," she smiled at him."So you are a new arrival?" Dr Connery asked casually."Yeah, things were not very good in my previous pack. I had to run away," she said biting her lips.He gave her a sympathetic look," which pack are you from?""The silver Cresent."Dr Connery raised an eyebrow and stared at her, she remained him of her. Could she be.......?"Well now you are here, so forget your worries and come to me if you get bashed up again." He grinned at her.*********"I need to apologize to you for the mishap," Sam started to say.Annoyed, Eliza cut him off. "No, you don't. Why should you have to apologize?"Then she added, "where is he?""Jake has gone for some important pack business," Sam s
The girl turned to face him, and Rodney's sucked in his breath. He had been watching her from afar since she had walked up from the alley. Putting his plans in motion to separate her from her friends.She was worth the effort, her olive complexion was flawless and the layers of thick shoulder-length hair framed a lovely heart-shaped face. Her amber eyes were intoxicating and beautiful, flecked with specks of brown.'Howl' Had been a thriving nightclub downtown for years. It was nightlife frequented by many humans as well as supernaturals. Even the neighbouring packs often visited it. She was a wolf, but surprisingly, he had never seen her before.“Who are you?” the beauty asked, her eyes slightly widened with either surprise or fear, he wasn't sure what.“Rodney White,” He introduced himself.“Destiny, Parr, and what makes you think I have any problem which needs to be rectified?” She
The silence in the elevator was deafening. Destiny titled her head and looked at the man who was supposedly her mate.Mine. Her beast snarled. Mine.No, he can't be our mate, he is an Alpha who is already engaged. You must be mistaken, she argued with her wolf.“What is your name?” He asked her, his expression as hard as before.“Destiny, Destiny Parr.” She replied. Her wolf's agitation had increased tenfold.“That's an odd name,” he commented.“Sorry, if my name is not up to your liking, I can do nothing about it.” She retorted.And she is mouthy as well. He thought.When Jake had reached 'Howl' he was talking to a few bouncers when he got the whiff of her scent. It was very faint as if she had just brushed past them. Curious, he had followed the trail and found her talking to Rodney, he instantly knew she was his. Irrespective of his cur
Destiny's grandmother walked out of the kitchen, the fluffy soft brown robe cocooned her body complimented her fair complexion. “Destiny, I wasn't expecting you back until later, did something happen? Are you alright?” “It was nice, but I was tired so left early,” Destiny replied, she was still reeling from the effect of that kiss. Everything happened so quickly, she barely got time to register anything. Why did Jake kiss her? Did he feel the same pull? How was it possible? “How did you return?” Rebecca asked casually. “Jake dropped me home.” Rebecca dropped the towel she had been holding. “Alpha Jake?” Destiny nodded. “How? Where you in trouble?” “No, he just offered to do so because I guess he realized I am new here, so won't be having many friends.” Destiny lied. “That sounds like Jake, he is very kind and noble.
Destiny's eyes fluttered open and without looking at a clock she knew it was the early hours of the morning. It was still dark outside, that was a good indication. Although she didn't have enough sleep, her body was so used to waking up in the wee hours of the morning it was persistent in its refusal to deviate from the schedule.Destiny jumped out of the window, hit the snowy floor and rolled on the ground. A human could have died from such a fall, she was glad she wasn't a human.She looked around quickly for the guards or other wolves before she got up and ran towards the exit of the compound. She heard a faint crunching through the snow and slid to hide behind a building. She wasn't sure why she was even trying to run away. It's not like anyone would stop her. She wasn't even formally introduced to the pack yet.She peered to her side and saw 5 other Omegas carrying items needed for their job. As they passed her without so much as a glance, she