Feeling myself in Orion’s embrace has me experiencing more feelings than I ever had in my entire life. I don’t know why I didn’t notice it before but he smells like sandalwood with a mix of freshly brewed coffee. Something you wouldn’t mind waking up to every single day.
When the door slams open, we are still half embraced. The girl that is standing in the doorway of Orion’s office is quite beautiful. For whatever reason, I shrink slightly because she is probably his girlfriend…
I try to completely move when I realize Orion isn’t wearing a shirt, and on top of that he won’t let go of me. I don’t want to be a part of any squabbles between lovers. And I definitely don’t want to witness Orion talking to his lover, trying to explain away him comforting me.
**DELANEY** In an abyss of darkness, I feel cold. I don’t know if I passed out from exhaustion or if Heather came back in and killed me. All I do know is that I want to be near Orion. I have no idea why. But I have this deep seeded need to have him with me at all times. “Hello, anyone here?” I ask. Stupid, but can’t blame a girl for trying. I suddenly feel my feet smack a road. And I am now standing on a dirt trail that looks like it leads to a beautiful meadow. Field full of wild flowers next to a small running river. A weeping willow tree and a blanket underneath. If I didn’t just walk out of some sort of darkness I would think that this was a date… But as I get closer to the blanket I see an animal.
**ORION**It's been about 4 hours since Delaney collapsed. The pack doctor thinks she must have a powerful wolf that came too quickly or too strong and it knocked her out. Which almost happened to me when I got Zeus.I haven't left the hospital the whole time she's been here. I don't want her to wake up and be alone. I can't even bring myself to think of anything to try and make her feel better.Her machine is beeping like crazy and she's hyperventilating."Doc!!!! Get in here now!!!"Do
**ORION**I keeping fucking this up. And what’s worse is I want to fix it. I have never wanted to make a female feel better, or get through their hurt feelings towards me.I just want her to smile. To feel better. I can feel her hurt running through my chest. It was bad enough I called her a whore in the woods when she was clearly running from Chris. But now I have basically called her an easy whore because of my raging Alpha Male thoughts.‘Don’t you dare blame that bullshit on me. You’re the one who was caught on the fact of keeping your feelings to yourself. Causing her to feel like you didn’t care what she did. All you had to do was say, Yes
**DELANEY**I can feel him outside the door. I can’t believe he would think that low of me, already. I’m not Heather or any other girl he has been with. I mean hell I haven’t been with ANYONE.‘Why would he think that just because we decided to hangout with a male that we were automatically going to sleep with them?’ Hera growls in my head. She’s even more mad than I am.‘Like I get it, when he first met me I was running from a perv. He didn’t know me.. But now.. Now he is my mate, and I like him and you would think he would think better of me.’ I say to her and she nods her head in agreement.BUT without him here,
**ORION**She could’ve been hurt. Killed even. And I wasn’t right by her side to help her. She is my mate. My Luna. I need to make her a part of my pack as soon as possible. But first we need to go see my mom and see if she is okay. I can tell Delaney is worried sick about her, and so am I. I can’t believe in just matter of a few days my whole perception has changed on how I view the mate bond. How I thought it would be inconvenient to have her by my side, it has actually been a blessing.We walked downstairs, her hand in mine. And all I can do is smile.My smile disappears as we enter the foyer of the pack house and I see some pack members in the living room murmuring. I know they are worried."Hey everyone
**ORION**We finally make it to my mother’s hospital room and I am a little shocked. In less than a day, my mate and my mother have been in the same hospital bed.I set eyes on my mom and she isn’t awake. My dad is in a chair with his head in his hands, sweat pouring from his forehead. Completely and utterly fearful. When an Alpha has an ounce of fear, the whole room can feel it. And if your Alpha is afraid, then you should be too.The last time my dad was like this was when my mom was attacked.Now here we are again. “H-how is she?” Delaney speaks, alerting my dad that we are in the room. He’s a brute with a good heart but when it gets like this, he has a one track mind.“She just won’t wake up.” He says. Delaney starts walking to her bedside. My dad is very uneasy about anyone getting close to my mother, but I know Delaney just wants to see if she can heal my mom like she did Kylo.‘Dad, don’t freak out okay?’ I say to him through the link. His eyes advert to me. ‘Do you trust thi
**DELANEY** I talked Orion into bringing me to the prisoners' cells. Maybe I should say threatened.I see there looks to be a small shack type door on the edge of the pack lands, almost covered by trees. Looks worn down and not taken care of. There’s no way they are keeping three rogues in here.“That’s because it’s a disguise. Once, my father captured a few rogues and they had help escaping while getting away because the cell entrance looked so obvious. But my dad built the cells underground and added this shack on top to deter anyone.” Orion says after noticing my confusion.“Now it looks like a tiny run down shed that we keep some old tools in for show. But there is a code you punch into the wall methodically and it opens the doors.” I am in awe. That is super smart.When we get into the shack, I see Orion punch in the code of what looks like a birthday. As soon as the floor opens up, there are double doors that open automatically.We walk down the steps and the putrid smell of r
**DELANEY**We get to the packhouse. And they have dinner ready. Oven roasted lemon chicken, roasted veggies and mashed potatoes. I'm starving. I still haven't seen Carina and Levi. I'll go check on them when Orion leaves.Once we finish eating, Orion kisses my forehead and tells me to mindlink him if anything happens.‘Luna Carina, are you in your office. I’d like to talk with you and Levi.’‘I am laying down resting. The brute won’t let me leave my room. But he should be in his office. Come find me when you’re done breaking the news to him.’ She giggles. This woman knows everything.Now to check on Levi and break the news to him about not killing the attackers.I knock. No answer. What the hell? I open the door and there's no Levi. I search his office and there's no trace of him. Maybe he went to check on the warriors.'Levi.' I mindlinked him.'Hey darling, what can I do for you?''I need to have a conversation with you. It's important. ''Alright, give me a few minutes and meet me