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.
“Destiny, my child. Please don't cry.” Her mom said in a soothing voice.
“Mom, I don't want this, you know that. Just tell me one thing. Am I a bastard?”
“Sweet Goddess, no, you are not!” her mom cried.“He hates me,” Destiny said, tears in her eyes. “And the feeling is mutual.”
“No, don't you, “sweetie” me. I'll never forgive him for this. Damn it, why did you go back to him? You should have never come back, mom. He treats you just as bad as me!”
“It's not that simple, I didn't have a choice,” Grace said quietly.” But you do.”
Destiny frowned,” What do you mean?”“You don't have to do this. I am here to help you escape. Come on, we don't have much time.” Grace was suddenly all business as Destiny looked at her in disbelief.
“Not another word, honey. I hear him coming,” Grace said.
As the little white wolf ran through the forest, finally free she recalled her mom's word. 'Run to your grandma, I have talked to her. She is expecting you.'
That run was the longest in Destiny's life. She swam through the lake to avoid getting detected by the pack's guards. She had to reach the White Claw pack. She was scared as well as excited. A tiny corner in her heart was hoping to find the Alpha from her dream.
Two days earlier -
A knock at Jake's door made him look up from his work. He wasn't particularly interested in going over the latest financial reports and welcomed the distraction.
“Come in,” he said.
He rose from his desk as someone entered his office. The room was large. It was decorated in rich browns, like most of the lodge. The floor to ceiling windows let the summer sunshine across the office, and Jake had a hard time seeing who had entered until she was was was closer to his desk.
“Alpha, Jake,” Rebecca said.
Jake recognized Rebecca. She was one of the older members of the pack. A very industrious lady.
“Please, have a seat,” Jake said, smiling.She sat down, and Jake waited for Rebecca to begin.
“What can I help you with?” He asked.
“I need a favour,” Rebecca said. She still didn't lift her head.
“Of course, there is no need to act so formally.”
“Alpha, my granddaughter, she is in trouble. My daughter Grace is mated to David Parr in the silver moon pack. I never liked that man. But we can't fight fate. He is forcing my granddaughter to mate with someone she dislikes. Oh! I don't know what to do,” Rebecca said.
“Calm down,” Jake said. “We are family. You can tell me, how I can help?”
Something about this meeting made Jake shift with discomfort. He had little interaction with Rebecca over the years, but he remembered Grace. She was a good friend of his mother.
“That is what I want to talk to you about.”
She looked up and saw the tears in her eyes. He nodded his head for her to continue.
“Grace is planning to send Destiny here. Away from her father. I want you to take her in the pack. She is a bright young woman, she would be useful.” Rebecca said. “She has nowhere else to go.”
“How old is she?”
“She just turned 20,” Rebecca said.“And she is being forcibly mated?”
Rebecca nodded.Jake leaned back in his chair. Somehow it struck a chord. Silver Crescent was an old pack with primitive rules. They hardly interacted with others and followed rules set in the Middle Ages.
“No one should be forced to mate,” he mumbled absentmindedly. “ I can't rescue her from her pack. That would start a pack war. But I would gladly accept her when she arrives. Your daughter was my mom's good friend so I will protect your granddaughter."Tears welled in Rebecca's eyes again. “Oh, thank you my Alpha.”
He glanced at the pile of documents on his desk. He told himself saving this girl would be more interesting than going through the financials.
“Talk to Serra, she would manage her living arrangements.”
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
Destiny was thankful that the nice family bought her lies. She was glad that humans couldn't sense fear, or hear her hammering heart.Jenna turned sharply and looked at her husband, “Cole !”“It's what she wants, Jen,” He told her in an unexpectedly peaceful manner as he drove.Her brows frowned, confused, then she turned to face Destiny.“Are you certain, dear?”Destiny glanced up at her, “Yes, Madam. I've done this kind of thing before.”Jenna reeked of suspicion and displeasure, but she didn't force it.“Chloe, can you be a dear and hand mommy's Duffle bag, please?” She asked the child.Chloe, being silent and watchful the entire time, grinned at her and did as she was told. She handed the red duffle bag to her mom.“Thank you, honey. Can you also get mommy's blue coat, please?” She smiled at her as she started to look through th