The Princess Coronation

The vampire and werewolves are preparing for a fight that will declare which species is superior to the other. The two covens and the two packs are forming to become one coven and one pack. That means that Ravennica, who is part of the night Dweller coven must marry Alex, who is part of the Bloodsucking coven. But, everything changes when Ravennica starts to fall Jeremy, a werewolf who is also engaged. What can she do to keep her family from falling to their doom at the hands of the werewolves, but at the same time follow her heart?

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1. First Date

 

“Ravennica!” My mother yelled through the phone. I held my Android a couple of inches away from my face so that she wouldn’t shatter my eardrum. “Where in sane heck are you? You are late for your meeting with Alexander!”

Huh…isn’t it kind of strange that my mother is mad because I was late for my date? Well, I guess that it’s not strange since she had arranged my marriage…

“I’m out hunting, I told you that I was going to be a little late,” I hissed. I had to keep my voice down or the deer would end up running away. Then I would have to kill it the violent way instead of the nice and peaceful way.

“And I told you that I expected you to be back on time!” She shrieked. I winced, and the deer darted off into the forest. The moonlight exposed its spooked shadow.

“Mom, you just scared away my brunch!” I yelled.

“Don’t you dare go after it! Turn around, and head home immediately!” She hung up, and I sighed. I put my phone in my pocket and started to run back home.

When human civilization showed up I slowed down to a stop on the side of a street.

Okay, I was supposed to meet Alex at the Café…but my mother wanted me to come home…

I called her. “Hey, Mom…did you want me to meet Alex at the Café or—“

“You were late, and he thought that there was something wrong with you so he showed up here!” She yelled.

“Okay,” I said I was about to hang up, but she kept on yelling.

“Where are you? Are you nearly here? I can’t believe that you stood him up like this! This. Was. Supposed. To. End. The. Feud. Between. Our. Families! You standing him up did not help that at all! In fact it probably made it worse!”

“Mother…”

“Don’t mother me! I expect you to be here in ten minutes or less or you are grounded!”

“Gotcha,” I mumbled. I shrank back into the shadows of the forest so that I could run fast without raising any suspicion. “I’m on my way.” I hung up.

 

~

When I finally got house I bent over and put my hands on my knees. I was so wiped out that I wished that I had grabbed a squirrel or something before I came home.

I cleared my throat, but that didn’t help the faint itching feeling in the back of my throat. That feeling wouldn’t go away until I drink some blood.

Okay, deep breath. I straightened and started to walk towards the house. My mom flung the door open before I was even halfway up the steps.

“Get in here. Get in here. Get in here.” She hissed. She pinched my arm and pulled me inside my house.

Alexander was sitting on the couch with his family. I bit my lips…I was in so much trouble.

“Hey, Alex,” I smiled at him. He smiled back.

“Hey…Ravenna.” He took a deep breath before saying my name. His parents were flanking him on both sides so I sat on the loveseat. I hugged my legs to my chest.

“Alexander, darling, why don’t you join Ravennica on the love seat while we talk about the engagement?” Alex’s mom asked.

“Sure, Mom.” He got up and sat down to my right.

“Ravennica, we will start this meeting with your explanation about why you were late.” My mom smiled sweetly at me.

Of…course. Turn all of the attention towards me. I smiled tentatively. “Well, um…”

“Alexander does not have to deal with your tardiness, young lady!” Alex’s mom yelled. “He has girls lining up to be his bride!”

“Meredith, let my daughter explain herself!” My mom yelled.

Well, let’s go mom. I thought sarcastically.

“You’re right, Sylvia. You’re daughter does have the right to explain herself…” Alex’s mom said through clenched teeth.

They all looked at me again. I got my smile plastered on my face. “As I was saying…I…had plans to go hunting this after noon because it has been nearly a week since I have hunted. Yesterday my mother told me that Alexander and I were going to start dating today. I told her that I might be a little late…”

“A little late? You were thirty minutes late! How long does it take for you to ambush an animal?” Alex’s father yelled. I shrunk back a little and hugged my legs harder.

“I…I-I don’t really like to just ambush a deer. I like to slowly get it separated, knock it out, and then drink its blood.” I said.

My daughter is a kind and gentle soul.” My mom said proudly.

That was not technically true…. When it came to animals I was as soft as a marshmallow…when it came to anything else…I wasn’t really the most sensitive person in the world.

“That’s exactly what killed her father.” Alex’s mom snarled.

I drew in a sharp breath, and tried not to cry.

“Don’t you dare talk about my husband.” My mom growled quietly.

“She is only being truthful.” Alex’s dad agreed.

I took a deep breath. “My father, was a great King…his kindness was a gift, not a plague that brought his death.” I whispered.

“Let’s get back to the matter at hand,” my mother breathed.

Alex’s parents raised their eyebrows, but didn’t say anything.

“Alexander, how did you feel about being stood up by the daughter of King Darius Daniel Reynolds?” Alex’s dad asked.

“I would appreciate it if you didn’t include my husband, Richard Jachetta.” my mother hissed.

“Alex,” Richard ignored her.

“Uh…well…now that I know that she didn’t intentionally stand me up…I find it really…okay.”

“Ravennica, do you have something to say to Alexander?” My mother asked. I blushed; she was talking to me as if I was a two year old.

“Alexander, I apologize for causing the impression that I stood you up. That was not the case at all.”

“Okay, with that said…we would like to have a word with your mother alone, Ravennica. You, enjoy some private time with Alexander.” Alex’s mother said.

I prevented myself from blushing.

My mother took a deep breath, and left the room with Alex’s parents.

I leaned back and sighed. “Seriously, I’m sorry. I lost track of time.”

“Don’t sweat it,” he smirked. “I hope that you brought home left over.”

“There was nothing to be left over. I didn’t even get to ding anything because my mom scared the heck out of the deer I was stalking.”

“Yeah, your mom can be very scary.”

“Tell me about.” I laughed

“You know what they would get a kick out of?” Alex asked.

“Me crying into your shoulder and you comforting me?” I guessed.

“Exactly.” He grinned.

“I know something that would leave them befuddled…” I grinned back.

“Befuddled?” He laughed.

“It’s a word.” I chuckled.

“Okay, what?”

“Them walking in on us kissing. They would think that it’s improper, but they would also be glad that we’re ‘getting to know each other’.” I added hand quotes around getting to know each other.

“I’m actually sorry that I didn’t come up with that myself.” He broke down laughing and I joined in.

After a few minutes I heard my mother arguing with Alex’s parents.

“She is a wonderful young lady and—“

“And young ladies are never tardy!”

“It’s now or never.” He smirked. I leaned over and kissed him on the lips. My lips barely touched his when I heard a gasp.

We jumped apart. “Uh…mom…I…” I looked away and pretended to be flustered.

“Where’s…father?” Alex asked.

My mom looked mortified, Mrs. Jachetta looked downright violated.

Mrs. Jachetta swallowed hard. “Uh…he’s…he went…”

“Alexander…your father…isn’t here at the moment.’ She hurried to finish her sentence and hustled Alex’s mom back into the kitchen. Mrs. Jachetta was too stunned to refuse. As soon as the door was shut I started snickering.

Alex just looked at me and smiled. “That was a good one…who knew that you had a devious side?”

“Uh…everybody! Where have you been?” I continued to laugh. He continued to look at me with a lopsided smile. “Are you okay?” I asked.

“Yeah…I’m…” He sighed. “They told me when to pop the question on you.”

Aw shucks…he was talking about the will-you-marry-me question…

“Already?” I hissed.

“Yeah…”

“When?” I practically shouted.

“They told me not to tell you.”

“Oh, so you’re going to tell me that you know, but you aren’t going to tell me?” I yelled. I stood up.

He got up too. “It’s not even a definite date, it’s like…when the time is right kinda thing.”

“And when exactly is the time going to be right?” I yelled in a high pitched voice.

“I…can’t tell you.” He whispered. “I wasn’t even supposed to tell you that I knew.”

“Then why did you?” I screamed.

“I didn’t want there to be any secrets between us…” He took a step closer.

I raised my eyebrow. “They set this up, didn’t they? To make me trust you more?”

He rolled his eyes. “Ugh…you are so paranoid…”

“Is that a problem?” I asked suspiciously.

“You know what? Call me when you’re done being completely impossible!” He yelled.

“I’m not being impossible!” I shrieked.

“No wonder they didn’t put the two covens together before, we’re too different.” He sneered.

“Agreed.” I said firmly, trying to make sure that I didn’t burst into tears. My eyes were getting blurry…fast.

I turned away and wiped at them. Gosh, if he saw me cry I don’t know what I’ll do. It would be easier to hide if I didn’t cry blood….

“Hey,” he said softly.

“What?” I said stiffly.

“I’m sorry…that was uncalled for…” He touched my arm gently, and I furiously wiped at my eyes. “I didn’t mean to make you cry.”

“And I didn’t mean to cry!” I pulled away from him, and the tears kept on flowing.

“I’m sorry…” He pulled me to him, and I swiveled around so that I could cry into his shoulder.

“Damn you, Alex…” I muttered.

He sighed. “Right back atcha…”

Our mothers walked in again. I looked at my mother out of the corner of my eye.

“Uh…mom…can we have a moment?” Alex asked.

“Of course, sweetie,” Mrs. Jachetta smiled. At then she pulled my mom back into the kitchen.

I pulled myself together and pulled away from him. “I guess that we pulled off both of our ideas in one night. We’re on a roll.” I smiled.

He smiled back. “Why should we stop now? Next they should walk in on me asking you to be my girlfriend.”

“It’s a plan.” I wiped at the dry blood stains on my face. “I wish that we could cry like normal people…” I sighed.

“We aren’t normal people, and I don’t know why your coven is so keen on protecting them.” Alex mumbled.

“It’s not right to go around killing people like we’re some kind of murderer.” I argued.

“You can’t even kill a deer without feeling bad.” Alex shook his head.

“Well, at least I have a conscience.” I sniffed.

“I have a conscience!” He argued.

“Ha! You’ll kill a whole town of people before even blinking an eye!”

“So what?” he let go of me.

“You don’t get it, do you?”

“No, I don’t. Enlighten me.” He folded his arms across his chest. I grinded my teeth together.

I heard a door opening. “Now or never,” I mouthed.

“Do you want to go out with me or not?” He yelled.

“I don’t have a choice, now do I?” I yelled back.

“Ravennica!” My mother shrieked.

“Alexander!” Mr. Jachetta roared.

We continued to glare at each other. “Is that your way of saying that the only reason why--“

“Alexander, it’s the only reason why you even put up with me!”

“That’s true…” I hear his mother mutter.

“Meredith…” Alex’s father said in a warning tone.

“Well, maybe if you weren’t so difficult to be around—“He started.

“I am not difficult to be around!” I could feel my fangs start to sharpen and lengthen.

“You won’t even let me finish a sentence!”

“I just did!” I yelled, and he started growling with his teeth clenched. His growling kicked in my growling instincts.

“Okay…children calm down.” Mr. Jachetta said carefully.

I felt the tears coming. I shook my head, and continued to glare at him.

“What? Are you going to cry again?” He asked in a mocking voice. I sucked in air.

“Alexander, how unthoughtful of you!” Mrs. Jachetta yelled. “Kind, and compassionate, we talked about this!”

“I don’t want to marry you, Alex! Not now, not ever!” I shrieked.

“Ravennica!” My mother yelled in desperation.

“Same here!” Alex said.

“Alexander…” His father sighed.

I grabbed a pillow and chucked it at his face. He grabbed it when it was an inch away from his face and threw it back. I dodged it, and picked up a vase.

“Ravennica put the vase down! That is an antic!” My mother shrieked.

“Is that all that bothers you? She’s about to hit my baby with that, and you’re only worried that it’s an antic?” His mother snarled.

“Got a problem?” My mother growled.

I swung the vase at him; he stopped my hand and tripped me. I brought him down with me.

He fell on top of me and pinned me down. I snarled, and thrashed against the ground.

“Get off of me!” I yelled.

“If I do you’ll try to hit me with a vase again!”

I heard the sound of something getting thrown against the wall.

“Meredith!” Mr. Jachetta yelled.

“It’s on, bitch!” I heard my mom yell.

“Everyone, stop!” He roared.

I barely heard him, but I did hear the door slam open. I looked up, and my fangs blunted and shrunk.

Alex got off of me, and we stood up. My mom let go of Mrs. Jachetta’s hair, and Mrs. Jachetta dropped her punch mid swing.

The vampire elder was here. He didn’t look happy. He took a deep breath.

“I knew that there were going to be some casualties, but I expected you Richard, Sylvia, and Meredith to keep them under control.” He breathed. The elder never talked above a whisper. He also never chose a coven, which made him the peace maker between the covens.

It was his brilliant idea to have me and Alex be engaged. Of course, there is going to be a war, and we are supposed to work together…but we could do that without the marriage….

“Ravenna, I know what you are thinking. The werewolves find it fit to arrange a marriage to combine two packs, so—“

“No disrespect, but we aren’t werewolves…” I muttered. Alex elbowed me, and I elbowed him back.

“I apologize for her rudeness,” he said.

“You have no right to apologize for me.” I murmured.

“Uh…I’m your future husband, yeah…I do.” He muttered back fiercely. The elder sighed.

“The point is that we can’t join forces, wait until the war ends, and then tear ourselves apart right after. The wolves have the right idea.”

“I respect your decision, elder.” I curtsied.

“No, you don’t.” He smiled, and I grinned in return. “But, you obey my wishes nonetheless.”

“The Night Dwellers, and the Blood Suckers will form one pack-I mean coven, just like you wish.” I sneered.

He frowned at my choice of words. He knew that I purposely let pack flow into the sentence.

“Very well, young Night Dweller…” He turned to frown at my mother. “I came in to check in on the meeting…will you like to explain what went wrong?”

“Uh…Ravenna…please tell the elder what went wrong between you and Alex…”

Once again, attention shoots to me…courtesy of my mother. “I…I…” I racked my brain. I couldn’t really remember…. “Uh…Alexander and I had a couple of disagreements.”

“Uh huh…and that’s why he had you pinned onto the ground, and you were snarling your head off?”

Ug…

“She lost her temper, and tried to inflict harm on poor old Alex.” Mrs. Jachetta stepped in for me.

Before I could argue the elder held up his palm. “This is between Alex and Ravenna, let them explain themselves.”

He turned towards us. “Ugh…”

“Ravenna was being stubborn, and I let frustration cloud my judgment.”

What? He was going to take the blame for this? No, way. “Not true. I let my frustration take a hold of me. He wouldn’t tell me something that he wasn’t supposed to tell me and I got mad. And I did try to hit him with a vase.”

“I provoked her.” He said.

“And I bit the bait a little too hard.” I argued.

“I shouldn’t have baited you in the first place!” He turned towards me.

“And I shouldn’t have let it get to me!”

“Stop trying to take the blame for this!”

“I’ll stop when you do!” My fangs started to sharpen.

“Children…children…” The elder whispered. “Calm down…if it makes either of you happier I’ll blame both of you.”

Well, that was one way to settle it…

“Now, Sylvia, Mabelina, now that your children’s issues has been handled you have nothing to use to push attention away from you.” The elder smiled sweetly at them.

“I thought that it was not justified how Sylvia cared about her antics more than she cared about my son.” Mabelina curtsied.

“Mabelina, I do not favor antics more than I favor your son, I knew that he could have defended himself rather miraculously better than an old and fragile antic could.” My mother smiled at Mrs. Jachetta.

“Maybe you think too highly of him, he could have been hurt.” Mabelina argued.

“Maybe you think too poorly of him, he is perfectly capable of taking care of himself.” My mother countered.

“Sylvia has a point, Mabelina. You baby Alexander too much.”

“I’m sorry, elder.” Mabelina curtsied again.

“That’s quite alright,” he whispered. He looked around the room. “Is everything settled now?”

“Yes, Elder,” We all replied in unison.

He smiled. “If I recall correctly, I walked in on Alexander asking Ravennica to be his girlfriend.”

If I had enough blood in my system I would have blushed, Alex seemed well fed so he did.

“You remember correctly,” I smiled, and reached for Alex’s hand. He gave it to me and offered a smile of his own.

That made the Elder smiled. He nodded his approval, said goodbye, and left.

I breathed a sigh of relief and relaxed. Alex let go of my hand. He turned toward me like he was going to start arguing, but I shook my head. The elder was probably still in hearing distance.

He raised his eyebrows. “So…we’re officially official.”

“Yups…” I smiled. He returned it.

My mother shook her head looking exasperated. “You guys are way too bipolar…” she muttered.

“Well…I’m going to go hunting, see you guys later.” I was halfway through the door when my mother suggested that Alex came with.

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