"I reject you. I don't want you, you are not worth it! Keep your mouth shut about this in front of the pack otherwise I will force you to leave and believe me you don't want to be a rogue." He said in a low deadly voice and turned around, leaving me alone in the middle of the forest.
Those words ended everything for me. My mate rejected me. Everyone wants to be loved, who wouldn't? Falling in love is the most amazing thing that can happen to anyone. A person who is there to hold you, who is there to love you and whom you will mean the world to, but for me that dream was just shattered by Mate Riley, the soon to me Alpha of my pack and my mate.
I stood there, tears streaming down my face and I tried to think of what was wrong with me? But, I really didn't really need to ask that question.
I was fat, ugly and a whore as I was called by my parents. The only person that who seemed to care about me was my brother, Dylan. But, he never tried to protect me in front of anyone. He wanted to, but I always stopped him. I had made him promise me not to interfere whenever anyone treated me wrong because I knew that they would turn around and beat him up and I couldn't see that happening. Especially since Dylan was my youngest brother.
I walked in the same direction as Mate but a hour later. He didn't want to be seen with me, who would want to be embarrassed by me?
I made my way towards the pack house and I tried to quietly walk up to my room because if someone saw me, I would either be beaten up or abused or made to do something.
"Where the hell were you?"
I turned around feeling fear creep into me as I saw Nichole, Mate's on and off girlfriend. I gulped as I tried to open my mouth to speak, but before I could mutter anything, she had me against the wall, chocking me.
"Why do I smell Mate on you?" She growled and punched me with the other hand. I cried out in pain and I was thrown to the opposite wall. I screamed as my back hit the wall and I fell my bones breaking.
I lay there trying to get up but there was no use. I felt her kick me in the stomach and I could feel cheering and hooting going on from around the room.
"Nichole, that's enough" Mate's voice rang through the room and I felt warmth filling my body. Was her here to protect me? Would he confess to me?
"She is a pathetic excuse for a wolf. You don't need to waste your time on her. Come on, I need you now." He spoke up and whatever hope I had left started to crumble down. He really didn't want me. I was always unwanted.
I tried to open my eyes and I saw that people all around the room snickering at me and slowly leaving me. I tried to get up, but my body was in too much pain. I was still 15 and had a few more months before I could change into my wolf, so for now I was just a weak human.
"Come on, lets get you to your room" I heard Dylan speak up and with in seconds I felt him lift me up. I whimpered as he touched my sore leg and back.
"Shhhh, it will be fine sis" He whispered softly and for the first time in my life I wished he was saying the truth.
Dylan carried me to my room and slid me onto my feet. I turned towards him and kissed him on the cheek and ruffled his dark black hair. I could see the pain in his forest green eyes but there was nothing I could do that would take it away.
"I'll be fine. I just need to clean up" I said softly and Dylan nodded and left the room. I looked around my room, well even if you could call it a room. It was more like a spare dirty room at the top of the house. It must be twice the size of a normal small bathroom. My clothes were placed neatly on the floor as I wasn't allowed to have a closet.
I limped my way towards them, ignoring the shooting pain through my limbs. I picked them up and made my way to the bathroom and got ready for bed.
I held onto a teddy that I had managed to get from my best friend Caroline from school and hugged it closer trying to stop the pain from erupting.
I let out a strangling cry and buried my face in the pillow trying to forget everything.
I wanted to forget the pain, the humiliation, the beating....but most of all being rejected by my mate.
I had always thought that once I found my mate he would save me from this pack. Even though, I hadn't shifted, just because I was nearing my shift I had been able to feel Mate as my mate. I had been so excited when I found out. He being the Alpha could stop each and every single person in the pack from being hurting me, but he had rejected me so that meant nothing anymore.
I sobbed softly into my pillow and tried to think of a way to escape. I just had to wait a few more months and as soon as I am 16, I would leave. I would escape this hell hole.
Wiping my tears I placed a kiss on the teddy, thinking of it as a comfort and snuggled closer to it, falling fast asleep.
I woke up the next morning and got out of bed and quicky got ready. I looked at the watch and noticed that it was 7 am exactly. Running down the stairs I made my way to the kitchen and started to prepare the breakfast. I made some chocolate pancakes and laid them out on the table making sure that everything was in place. I cleaned up the mess I had created and bent my head low, waiting for the pack members to enter. I held my breath as I heard cheerful laughter coming from the hall and heard their footsteps nearing the kitchen.
All of them seated themselves, waiting for Mate. I looked up slightly and saw him enter the kitchen with Nichole holding onto his arm. I felt sick as I smelt Mate on her. Clenching my hands on my side, I stayed quiet not speaking at all because I knew I would be punished.
"What the hell is this?" Nichole screamed and I felt a hard impact on my cheek. I looked up through my tears and Nichole stood there glaring at me.
"Don't you know I don't eat fattening stuff, you bitch, quick make me something healthy" She growled and I nodded and I got up from the floor. I took some vegetables and stuff for salad and a sandwich. I placed the food in front of her and she nodded.
"Make sure you remember next time!" she growled and I stepped back and stood in the middle of the kitchen. Once everyone was done, I started to clean up the mess and carried it over to the sink.
"You can eat now" Mate's voice rang and I looked up at him and nodded. He had an expressionless look on his face and I stopped myself from crying once again. I wouldn't let him hurt me this way.
He wasn't worth the heartache.
Once I was sure that they all had left the kitchen, I ate the last pancake that was left, then I washed the dishes. Finishing off I looked up and noticed that it was almost time for school and I would be late if I didn't leave.
Quickly running out of the house, I made my way to school wishing that I wasn't late.