I woke up the next morning, stretching my body and let out a yelp as I saw someone standing at the door. I jumped out of bed and looked at Mate.
"What are you doing here?" I asked softly and I was proud that my voice didn't waver with fear. I knew that I just couldn't disrespect his as he was my Alpha but I could stand up for myself.
"I need to speak to you" He said and motioned for me to sit back on the bed. I looked at him with a raised eyebrow, but did what he asked.
"What do you want to talk about? “I asked once I was seated comfortably and folded my arms around my chest.
"The Rogues" He said simply and I looked at him cautiously, but the mention of rogues brought fear into my mind. Whatever they had been talking about was serious, but I was still wasn't sure if I could speak to Mate about it.
"What about them?" I asked and stood up from the bed and turned my back to him. I didn't want him to see the internal battle that was going on with me telling him whatever I heard. I closed my eyes slightly as I waited for his answer.
"I want to know whatever you heard" He said and my eyes widened in shock and I turned to look at him, composing myself. I thought he had brought my story that day but I guess not, he knew that I had been lying.
"Nothing, I heard absolutely nothing. I told you I just ran into them"
"How are you alive then? And mind explaining to me why the rogues were near our territory and you were near them at the same time?" Mate asked threatening and I could hear the anger seeping in his voice.
"I don't know. But, if I had heard anything they would have killed me. I wouldn't be alive right now" I said firmly and was glad that I was being able to lie smoothly.
"DON'T LIE TO ME!!" Mate growled and stepped towards me. I gulped as I felt his anger and could feel fear seeping into me. I stepped back, trying to get away from him but he was fast. He pinned me to one of the walls and lowered his head, smelling me.
"I can smell the lies coming from you, Natalie. I am you Alpha; do you think you can lie to me? He asked in a low threatening voice and I gulped and tried to push him off me. I tried to get away but he was stronger than me and plus he was the Alpha.
"I am not trying to lay you. I didn't hear anything. I was in the park when I felt them and they let me go. That's all." I said trying to sound as convincing as I could and pushed at his chest. I stiffened as I felt his tongue flick my neck and my wolf howled in excitement. I tried to push her away but she loved being touched by my mate.
"Stop it" I whispered in a week voice as I felt heat spread through my body at his touch. I realized that he was closer to me than I realized and I could feel his entire body against mine. I gasped in shock as I felt his hardening against my belly. Without waiting another moment I kicked his leg, making his loses his hold of me.
I jumped to the other side of the bed, maintaining my distance. There was no way that I was letting him get close to me.
"Why do I smell Jaxon on you?" He asked softly and I thought I heard a hint of pain but I had to be imagining it. I clenched my jaw as I thought of him ordering me away from Jaxon.
"None of your business" I snapped and regretted it instantly as he raised his eye towards me. I cowered under his gaze and heard him sigh loudly.
"Why do you smell like him?" He asked once again and I looked up at him, not knowing what to say.
"We are friends" I whispered and returned my gaze back to the floor. I couldn't look into his eyes knowing that I could anger him or worse make him physically hurt me.
I stiffened as his finger touched my chin and he tilted my face up. Looking up at his face I noticed his intense gaze and tried to pull away but his hold was tight.
"I don't like him near you" Mate bit out and lowered his head, brushing his lip against mine. Electricity buzzed through my body and I could feel my resolve weakness as I felt heat surge through my body.
"You are mine, my sweet mate" Mate drawled out and it sound like he was drunk. He pulled me roughly towards him as his lips trailed down my lips and my neck, sucking on my pulse points. I let out a breathless moan and in a minute I was pinned to the bed, with Mate's lips hard and demanding on mine.
His hands trailed down my side and I moaned and wrapped my arm around him, my wolf making my senses weak and hazy. She wanted this and she was going to get it. I tried to fight against her but she won.
Mate's hand went under my shirt as he traced my stomach. My hips bucked as his hand edged towards my bra. His tongue licked my lips seeking for entrance and I opened wide and let him in. I moaned softly as his sweet taste hit my taste buds and I couldn't help but press myself closer to him.
I could feel him harden near my thigh and suddenly snapped my eyes open. OH GOD! I couldn't believe that I was doing this. Mustering my entire strength I pushed hard against him and Mate fell down on the floor. I was breathing harshly and tried to sit up and move away from him.
"I am not yours" I said angrily as Mate stood up and turned to look at me with his famous smirk on his face.
"Oh! But you are and I will not let you get away. You will be treated right from now onwards and now one will dare harm you" He spoke up and turned around leaving me alone.
I sat there trying to figure out his words and I was dumbfounded. There was no way that a person could just change like that. Why did Mate not want to hurt me anymore? Was seeing me with Jaxon hurting him and bringing him back to his senses that I was his mate?
"But Jaxon is also my mate" My wolf drawled out slowly.
I stood there quietly, trying to process everything that happened and I couldn't help feel a little guilty about it. I had betrayed Jaxon. From his first day out here he had been trying to get to know me and was sweet and helpful and Mate had been nothing but an asshole.
How could I have done this to him? He didn't deserve it?
"But you love Mate"
I sighed as my wolf spoke once again and I slid down on the bed. Clenching my hands to my sides I made my way to the bathroom, as I needed to get ready for school.
I didn't have any answers for my wolf as I knew that being in love with Mate wasn't going to get anywhere but there had to be a reason as to why he did to me? As to why my mother and father started to hate me so much just one fine day? It couldn't have been due to Dylan's birth. Something just didn't make sense at the moment and I knew that I would have to find out.
Jaxon moving into this town with his entire pack didn't make sense. Once a pack was settled at a particular place it was nearly impossible for them to move to an entire place, then why did Jaxon come here?
And why in the world did I have two mates? I couldn't wait till my birthday to go to the high council and ask them. I needed to speak with them as soon as possible and it needed to be done now.
Once I was done getting my daily chores done, I pulled on a dark blue ripped jeans and a black sleeveless shirt, which hugged on my curves. I wouldn't hide anymore. I had to be strong.
Stepping out of my room I was surprised to notice that no one tried to pick on me as I stepped down the stairs. They all waited for me to climb down and then hurried their way out of the pack house and even muttered thanks for finishing their homework.
I rolled my eyes and nearly wanted to laugh as I saw Nichole trying to make something and the entire pack was snapping at her. Well, this was new and here she thought that no one could disrespect her.
I made my way up towards her and pushed her to the side and looked at her at the mess she had made. Quickly making my way to the fridge I took out some stuff and laid it on the bench, but only after cleaning the mess that Nichole had made and made something for myself to eat.
Turning towards her I saw her glaring at me and it looked at me as if she wanted to say something, but at that moment Mate entered and Nichole squealed in delight and ran towards him. She tried to hug him but Mate just pushed her away and looked at her disgusted.
I sat there seeing the look of utter surprise and shock on her face as if she couldn't believe what was happening.
"Mate baby" Nichole said trying to step towards him but Mate just growled threateningly and shut her up, but all of a sudden Nichole smiled evilly and whispered something into Mate's ear, making him stiffen.
I watched amused as he pulled her closer and planted his lips onto hers, rolling my eyes I turned around but I couldn't help but be hurt. Why had he kissed me in my room? I mean he used to be disgusted by me, so wasn't he worried that he would catch some germs or something?
Shaking my head I left the pack house, ignoring Mate and Nichole as they continued to kiss.
As I reached school I couldn't help but feel suddenly lonely. I didn't have my friends around me and well...I can't have Jaxon around me all the time.
I entered the school premises and Jason, Katherine, Caroline and Matt standing there quietly, watching me walk in. I walked past them, but before I could go further Caroline caught hold of my hand and turned me around so I was facing them
I noticed the tears in her eyes and instantly felt bad. She was my best friend and maybe I could forgive them? I mean I did need my friends and they had been there for me always. I couldn't let one incident spoil that for me, could I?
"Hey" I said softly and small smile spread across all their faces. Without warning Jason stepped forward and wrapped his arms around me tightly. Sighing, I hugged him tighter earned a playful growl from Katherine. Laughing, I pulled away and was pulled in for another hug by Caroline.
"Forgive us?" They all said together and turned around and then turned back towards me and held up their hands. I gasped as I noticed ice cream and chocolates but most importantly the huge card that Matt held up and it said "WE ARE SORRY AND WE LOVE YOU".
I burst out crying and all of them pulled me in for a hug together. I laughed as I felt happiness swell inside me, I guess bad things happen for a reason and I knew that all would be stronger friends then before.
"So, there is something weird going on" Caroline said as we all made our way towards the locker room. I turned to look at her curiously but stopped as I saw my dad and mum standing near the lockers. I stiffened as I saw the look of evil on their face and could feel myself becoming pale.
Caroline stopped and looked at me worriedly, but then noticed my parents. She let out a threatening growl and she stood in front of me. I noticed Jason do the same while Katherine and Matt stood there confused.
"What going on?" Katherine asked slowly but Jason just silenced her with a look. At this time I was shaking badly as memories of my painful torture attacked me.
"Mum, Dad what are you doing here?" Dylan's voice rang out as I saw him walking towards me. As soon as he reached me, he wrapped his arms around me and pulled me closer to his side. I looked around frantically and made sure that no other pack member was around. Dylan couldn't get hurt because of me.
"We come and meet out daughter" Mum said in a sickly sweet voice and I felt my body shiver with fear. I touched my right forearm as I remembered the scare there.
I heard a laugh come out of Mum mouth as she saw me tracing my arm.
"Oh, that was one of my favourites" Dad said and mum started to walk towards me. I tried to step back but Dylan’s arms were preventing me to go anywhere.
"I am here, they won’t hurt you" Dylan said reassuring and I nodded and gulped slightly. Mum raised her hand, beckoning for me to take it and I hesitated but stepped towards her, pulling away from Dylan’s grip.
I couldn't let her create a scene at school. I had taken all this shit before and I sure as hell I could take it again.
As I neared her, I noticed that her hair had grown longer than before and were laid out in layers. Her blood lips were pulled back into a snarl and her eyes were staring at me with an evil glint.
"Hello mother" I said in a strong voice and I noticed shock and something else pass through her face before she quickly covered it. I turned to look at my dad and he stood next to mum staring at me quietly. His black slick hair was plastered to his head and his brown eyes stared back at me with an unreadable expression.
"We need to speak to you" Mum said in a low threatening voice and I nodded and made my way after her and dad as they stepped out of the school. I looked over at my friends and brother and gave them a reassuring smile, before disappearing behind the now closed door of the school.
"Mate called us" Mum said as we reached the parking lot that was now empty. I clutched by book tightly to my chest and tried to push away the fear and concentrated on her words.
"So?" I asked quietly looking up at her.
"You came across rogues?" She asked and I saw panic flashing through her eyes. I nodded and I was suddenly slapped across the face. I bit my lip as I tasted blood in my mouth. But didn't mutter a word.
"You worthless bitch, couldn't you stay away?" Mum growled and stepped forward once again to hit me but was pulled away by dad. I looked at her confused, trying to understand why she was angry.
"It wasn't my fault. I was just at the park and they were just there at that time" I said trying to defend myself and my mother cooled down, her eyes looked at me coolly.
"I don't want to hear complaints Natalie. Stay away from the rogues otherwise I will be forced to band you once again" and with that they both turned around and made their way to their car, driving away.
Shaking my head in confusion I ran towards my class, knowing that I was late. As I stepped in, the teacher glared at me and I explained to him that my parents were here. I smiled gratefully as I noticed the empty seat next to Caroline and settled down comfortably besides her, smiling at her occasionally to let her know that I was fine.
"We were worried about you" Caroline said softly as the class was coming to an end and we made our way to our next class. I just shook my head and smiled at her.
"I am fine" I assumed her and she nodded, but looked troubled.
"There was something you wanted to tell me?" I asked as we stepped towards the lockers, to collect our books for the next class. Turning my attention to her, I noticed Caroline nod and smiled.
"Well, our Alpha has decided to come to school and he wants to meet you" Caroline said shrugging and I raised my eyebrows at her confused. Caroline's elder sister Amelia was mated to their Alpha and he was pretty young.
"What does he want from me?" I asked her as we reached our next class but she just shrugged.
"He just wants to meet my famous friend" She said laughing and I relaxed knowing that it wasn't something serious.
As the day went along, I didn't see Mate or Jaxon at school and it seemed weird as both the packs were present. During the break I met Caroline's Alpha and Amelia and they were a real adorable couple.
As the day came to an end, I said goodbye to everyone and made my way back to the pack house, trying to think of a way I could meet the high council.
"Father you called me?" I asked as I entered my father’s study and turned to analyse his stuff. His table and chair were in the middle and there was a huge book shelf in the corner along with a fire place and a comfortable couch. The typewriter and the computer were on the other side of the table and my father stood near the fireplace.
"We have received another warning from the witches" He spoke up and I clenched my hands at my side as I looked at him, not saying anything.
"What is it?" I asked and I stepped towards him. He held out a piece of paper for me to take and I stood there perplexed but took it anyway.
'Things aren't as they seem,
Things aren't as you believe.
Things aren't as you want them to be,
Fate will play its game and you will choose,
Find yourself warned young Alpha,
As death plays its game.'
"What the hell does this mean?" I asked as I stood there looking at the piece of paper, confused. I had a real bad feeling about this but there was nothing I could do.
"I have no idea son, but we must find out...."