~~~ Allaya ~~~
** “She has to die!”
“That child is a nefarious creature which will bring destruction by drawing the wrath of Gods and the grudge of our ancestors!”
“The child will bestow misfortune on all of us!”
Their atrocious shouts are sharpening as we edge near the sinister castle pertaining to the Council of Magical Creatures.
Why are their judgements so bloodthirsty, what do they know about us? Nothing.
“The rules are very clear, why didn’t they follow them?”
“Yes, this would not have happened if they just respected our laws!”
“Kill her along with her abominable child!”
“Nooooooooo!”I cry out with the little strength I have left. “It’s just an innocent child!” My tone low, my voice shattered, I utter the words while holding my big belly, there is no one that will come and save us, no one… **
As though I’ve lost any ability to move my body, I’m awake, the dream flashing through my mind as a movie trailer, I cannot pull the plug on it.
The voice of my father muttering some strange chants is getting clearer and clearer, I must still be sleeping, how do I wake up from this?
“Father, did you say something?” I exert to open my heavy eyes, blinking the headache away.
“Yes, sweet baby, I said that I’m glad you came home for a few days. Your mother and I missed you. It’s getting late, don’t you want to have brunch with me and your mother?”
It did not sound like the things I’ve heard coming from his mouth, but then again, I don’t know what is real anymore. I might have imagined things.
“I’m… I’m not hungry yet.” I utter, running my hand through my hair in frustration.
He nods. “Okay, whenever you want, come downstairs.”
After pressing a kiss on my forehead, he steps out of my room, leaving me alone with my bitterness. Two weeks have passed since I last saw Hayden.
I refused to visit that club or any other one after the last events. And I returned home because I missed the feeling of security my room provides; Elena is gone anyway.
Mood swings are hurting my head, and nobody is able to keep up with me. I go from sorrow to desolation, misery and then despair in a matter of minutes.
To sum it up, I’m a wreck, too many things happened to me in too little time. I’m just a human after all, there’s a limit to what I can tolerate.
And to add a cherry on top of everything, I can’t take my mind of that moment yesterday when out of nowhere, my parents gave me the most fabulous gift ever. A lovely long dress, princess style, which I instantly adored because it’s not my birthday yet, so for a second, I thought that I’ve received something for no particular reason.
But I was wrong, so wrong for they soon briefed me that it is someone else’s birthday and we have to attend.
And whose birthday would that be?
Of all the people I’d expect to invite us to a party, this one I didn’t even bother to consider. It’s Hayden’s birthday and that’s the outfit I’ll wear to celebrate him tonight.
Though I’ve refused to attend, they didn’t listen, as if they could not even hear me, as if I have no say in this.
They’ve never been like this, letting me and my step sister decide for ourselves, that’s how they rolled before, like loving, caring and reasonable parents. I don’t understand why they suddenly changed.
Why did Hayden have to invite the whole planet to his birthday?
To show off his wealth? He did seem made of money every time we met.
Or does he plan to announce an event? His marriage with that girl maybe?
The unbreakable bond… Could it be that she’s pregnant? If so, he’d better take responsibility and marry her.
Rage is stirring inside me and it’s more excruciating to handle it day by day. I swear half of the time I feel heartbroken, and the other half, full of wrath.
The need to torture my body and empty my mind kicks in strong, I’ll have a bite and then go for a run to burn up some steam before I go ballistic and murder the birthday boy tonight.
How on earth is he only 21 years old?
He looked so well built and strong with his all-male demeanor that could dominate an entire building, making me all wet and needy inside with a simple glance.
‘Oh, God, Allaya, snap out of it already!’
* * *
My heartbeats accelerate as soon as I set foot in the forest nearby, something feels mystical. I'm getting the same vibe I got in the club some weeks ago, the one that fate is guiding my steps.
It’s not my first time here, in fact I used to jog here every day, this forest was always a good friend who never let me down, countless times I’ve searched for peace and sanity in the woods, running like a crazy beast.
Maybe half an hour has passed since I’ve started running, my body stiffens for I feel eyes on me. I stop to scan the surroundings, there’s no one I can spot, but what is this enigmatic energy that I feel?
The emotion is getting more and more consuming with every breath I take, it’s almost suffocating.
What is happening?
Somebody is unmistakably after me, my body is shivering from head to toe, my feet unable to move though my brain is screaming to run, to run for my life, to run as the woman from my nightmares runs every time.
‘Go, Allaya, go!’
I start running like crazy again, gaining more speed in order to lose whoever is stalking me. My senses are on high alert, the atmosphere is filled with an unnatural force.
I used to do this every day, with no exception, since I can remember.
My parents and Elena always made jokes that I could run before I could walk. I’ve broken all speed records in my high school, but I still have a bad feeling about this, like it’s not enough.
A sharp howl behind me creeps me out, my figure shaking life a leaf, my knees are starting to soften and I can barely walk. At this point, I’ll even fall.
Never have I met a big animal in this forest, I only had the pleasure to come across some rabbits, a few foxes and a couple of deer, all these years. From the way it sounded, that was a freaking big dog, not to say a wolf.
Another shrilling howl along with the sound of some branches moving make me lose the ability to breathe, please, God, let it be the wind, though it’s not blowing at all.
I opened my mouth to scream, the sound stuck in my throat as a wolf, a huge wolf appeared in front of me.
Oh dear God, what am I supposed to do now?
~~~ Allaya ~~~Big blue eyes and dark black fur, almost beautiful, if not for those fangs and for the fact that I’ll probably die in the next seconds.The beautiful beast seems disturbingly familiar, it’s something in the way he looks at me that strains me. I must be losing my mind, but I see a sort of warmth shining in his dark storming gaze.‘Of course, you’re the food here, Allaya, he probably thinks that you’re delicious!’I close my eyes as I collapse on the ground, I hope this will end quickly, I already feel my energy draining from the fear.Thump.Thumpp.Thumppp.Thumpppp.My heart is threatening to make a hole in my chest to jump out of it.Seconds pass and nothing happens. I feel a human touch on my arm, I open my eyes even more scared and I see… L-Landon.Landon is standing between the huge wolf and me, his body shielding mine.The shock or the h
~~~ Hayden ~~~Motherfucker!That was the first thought that crossed my mind as I opened my eyes this morning, my 21th birthday morning, just before my body was invaded by emotions and needs I was not aware that I can be blessed with until that right moment, when everything became fucking crystal clear.How the fuck is even possible for Allaya to be my mate?I’ve been suspecting this since the moment I’ve set my eyes on her, but still, how the fuck did this happen?There is a rule against it and I’m not even concerned for my Alpha status, if this information reaches the wrong people, my mate will be in great danger. The Head of the Council is waiting patiently for an opportunity to strike me and my close ones.She might even get killed, I have to hide it as if our lives depend on it for our lives do depend on it.But it’s not a fucking easy task, it’s required for the true Alpha to introduce hi
~~~ Allaya ~~~As I entered the house earlier, after the event with that massive beast, I reached to a conclusion, not to ponder on that incident again. I would have doubted my own senses, if not for Landon, that witnessed everything.Anyway, I’ll place it in a corner of my mind along with my nightmares, it won’t do me any good to speculate about it, and it certainly won’t bring me any answers. It’s better to prepare for the party, seeing Hayden with his girlfriend, that’s a real challenge.I am prepared for the battle ahead, my outfit is my armor, I analyze my figure from every angle possible, doing pirouettes and all kinds of dance moves. My lips form into a satisfying smirk, the dress my parents got me looks stunning on my body.My weapon is my make-up and unlike any other day, I used a ton of it. This shade of black that I’ve never applied before literally hides my age, I’m totally gorgeous, I look years
~~~ Hayden ~~~The party finally started, which means that she’ll be here too. I’ve aged fucking decades while waiting impatiently to see her all day long. I knew she was fine as I’ve sent Liam, my trusted beta, to check up on her, but I had to confirm it with my own eyes.My heart is throbbing in anticipation, I’ve sensed her enticing flagrance already, and it kills me inside that I cannot leave the ballroom for I have to greet the guests, I’m their fucking host.It seemed like hours passed from the moment her scent enchanted my nostrils and until she graced us with her presence, looking stunningly beautiful like a walking statue. Her long black dress is seducing my judgment and her loosely braided hair makes me eager to grace her neck with delicious kisses.Yet there is something else that drives my body to stiffen and puts my wolf on high alert, the cut in her dress that displays her right leg almost entirely. The thought
~~~ Hayden ~~~The mating bond means more than being physically attracted to your mate to the point of experiencing the constant compulsive urge to be intimate.I would be lying if I said that my wolf doesn’t scream to claim her and mark her right this instant, but that’s not all of it. The mating bond is something more precious, your mate holds a special scent that only you can perceive. My Allaya smells like rich dark chocolate and mint, the most delicious fragrance in this world for me is hers.More than the need to make love in the most heavenly ways and more than the scent, the bond makes us sensitive to our mate’s feelings, we can practically feel their emotions as if they were ours.She is not aware that I’ve registered her presence the exact moment she entered the doors of my castle without actually seeing her. I detected in her sensations impatience at first, followed immediately by pain, excruciating pain more preci
~~~ Allaya ~~~ The heavenly moment his lips crashed against mine triggered a sort of malfunction on my brain, their savory enticing flavor made me oblivious of my surroundings, made me ignore anyone and anything in this world, anyone except Hayden and my craving for the sweet forbidden fruit, craving to be loved by him in all kinds of gratifying ways. Melting under his desirous regard, his eyes filled with ravishing lust did all sort of wild things to my body, I succumbed to the wicked compulsion and let myself be touched by him, forgetting for some moments that he belonged to somebody else, that he was not mine to take or kiss or love. Now, the hurt of accepting the rotten reality mixed with the guilt of allowing myself for a moment to be happy in his arms are eating me alive. My figure is shaking from head to toe as I run from that place after I had my very first orgasm. I was no less responsible than him for what transpired betw
~~~ Hayden ~~~Her scent still spread in the room, I was laying in the bed, my body relaxed and my mouth wide open in a silly grin thinking about how adorably innocent she is, how her flushed face and dreamy eyes got to me and enchanted Maddox.I must admit I was sad that she left me without a single word, but I was still dreaming about her luscious lips, fantasizing about how fucking sweet the rest of her body must be for I cannot wait to make heavenly love to her until the end of time, when out of nowhere, my wolf grew impatient, turning my body tense at the sudden realization that she took a wrong turn heading right towards the danger.How the fuck did I not take that into account considering she even discovered this hidden chamber and only magical beings can find this place for it leads to the secret part of the castle, where we hold the rituals.Without a second thought, I raced out the door, running straight to the Ceremony side of the mansion
~~~ Allaya ~~~** “You need to run now, they’re coming!” A masculine voice trembling with a fuse of guilt and tragically lack of power, I cannot see his face.“What about you? I won’t leave without you!” I desperately cry out.“Please, love! Run and hide, protect our unborn baby, I’ll draw their attention, I’ll stall them as much as I can!”“Nooooo!” Screams are tearing up my chest.“Go now, for me and our baby, just go!”“No, never, please, don’t ask me this!”“I’ll find you!”“Promise me that you’ll find us!”“Whatever it takes, now leave, you’re wasting time!”I run with my heart broken in little fragments, I run though the chances to succeed are low, I run as fast as I can.