I felt arms wrap around my body and lift me from the ground, I could hear Tristan snorting in the corner but I felt as though he trusted the person who's arms I was in. I snuggled closer to the warm chest I was only just realising how cold it had gotten. I wanted to open my eyes and see who was carrying me but I was just too comfortable. The smell of roses was getting stronger so I figured we were walking back to the main house. After a few minutes we had entered the main house and we were up the stairs, they kicked the door open and soon I was placed on my bed. Whoever had brought me here whispered goodnight and left.
I rolled onto my side trying to sink back into the deep sleep I was in before they picked me up, slowly my mind shut down again and I drifted off.
'Were coming to get you, just when you think your safe we will take it all away. Sweet dreams little princess.'
I woke with a start, the sun just peaking above the tree line. The voice still ringing in my head. I hadn't had any strange dreams since the trip here, I thought I had recovered from my crazy moment. I stretched my limbs out and climbed off the bed, I was still dressed in my clothes from the day before and suddenly felt extremely dirty and in need of a hot shower. I grabbed some clothes from the cupboard and went to the bathroom.
After taking a long hot shower scrubbing every inch of my body I made my way down to the main floor and began walking around trying to remember where the kitchen was. After walking down several hallways and open several doors I finally opened the right door. There was laughing coming from the other side one of them belonging to Dean, I wasn't sure how I knew it was him but something about it was familiar. I entered the room and smiled at all the staff. Some of them began the bowing and curtesy routine, until I told them to stop. I know I was supposed to be sucking this up but it was really beginning to get on my nerves the very last one of them.
I explained to all of them that I was just another person and I would much prefer it if they just said hello to me instead. Most of them looked shocked, like they couldn't believe that someone who was a part of the royal family could be so friendly. I'm sure my parents were laid back kind of people. Dean had a massive grin on his face, like he was impressed with what I had just done. One of the chefs offered to cook me breakfast instead I just told him to point me in the direction of the cereal and milk and I would do it myself. He showed me where everything was and went back to preparing breakfast for everyone.
"Your family might be nice but that was a big thing that you just did." Dean said as he came and sat next to me.
"I don't think it was that big of a deal, all the bowing and curtseys were beginning to drive me mental. I only just found out I was a part of the royal family, as far as I'm concerned I'm just a normal person and saying hello would be much more beneficial." I replied, giving him a small smile.
"I can understand that. You're doing remarkable well if you ask me adjusting to all of this." He stated.
I nodded my head, my mouth full of food. It was a lot to take in, but I just had to process it slowly. Nothing I could do would change any of it. So I just had to accept it and get on with it. I finished eating before responding to him.
"Yeah, but I'm realising that I can't change it. So I just have to process and move on." I told him, rinsing my bowl in the sink.
I was about to wash it but was told to leave it. I muttered a thank you and made my way back to the hallway. I heard a chair move and figured Dean was following me. Guess he had meow to answer.
"That's a good way to look at it. Have you got any plans this morning?" Dean questioned as he wandered behind me.
"Not that I'm aware of, I mean I wasn't told anything was happening. I was just going to wander around a bit." I replied.
"I'm on patrol this morning why don't you come with me, I've got to go down through the town and check on things and then through the forest." Hw replied.
"That would be nice, as long as I'm not going to get you into trouble for slowing you down or something." I said.
He shook his head letting me know it would be okay.
We had slipped into easy conversation for the most part, there was a few times we entered silence but it was comfortable and not around for long. We had almost finished the forest patrol having walked around the entire perimeter when he let me know there was something he wanted to show me. I continued along next to him curious as to what he could possibly want to show me in the middle of the forest. We were walking for a few more minutes when I could hear water running, something I had noticed in the last few hours I was able to hear a lot more as well as pick up various scents.
I guess this had something to do with the change that was happening. Once I heard the water I got excited, I loved water and swimming. My parents had often joked that I should have been born a fish, which is really funny now cause I'm actually a wolf. I picked up my pace making Dean walk quicker then he was. I could hear a soft chuckle from behind me but I wasn't paying much attention to it, I just wanted to get to the water I was hoping he would let me go swimming, don't know if that was on my allowed list of things to do. Or if I even had a list, I figured I probably would have I mean that wouldn't want a princess just running around doing whatever they wanted they would have appearances to keep up.
We cleared the trees and entered a clearing, it wasn't massive but it was mainly filled with a lake. I don't know how I could hear the water moving considering there was barely any wind to make the water move but I could hear it.
"This is awesome, can I go swimming." I asked excitedly, bouncing on my feet.
Dean nodded his head at me and that was all I needed. I spun around and ran straight to the water, diving in when I figured it was deep enough. I stayed under the water until my lungs were burning and then surfaced. The water was warm the midday sun shining straight on the water warming it to a nice temperature. I called out to Dean to join me and then dove back under the water, I hope he realised I was going to be out here for hours. I came up for air once again and couldn't see him on the edge so he was somewhere in the water. I prepared myself for him to grab me knowing that was his plan and a few seconds later I felt fingers wrap around my ankle. Instead of screaming and flailing like you would expect I started to laugh, how predictable.
We spent a couple of hours playing in the water, splashing each other and trying to scare one another. Now we were laid on the bank, drying off. I asked if I had to be back and he told me that he had let them know that we were out here, and that they could join us if they wanted. Considering I hadn't seen him with a phone on him, I asked how he had done that. That was when he explained about pack links, and how when you were a member of a pack you could communicate with other pack members telepathically. As part of the royal family, we were linked with the royal pack which consisted a number of members mainly made up from the staff, other important political members, as well as all the alphas. I thought it was a little unfair that the royal family was made up of its staff, but he explained that everyone had chosen there positions and that no one was forced into it. He also explained that when dealing with pack issues the alpha of the pack can grant temporary permission for the king or queen to be able to mind link with the pack.
It was pretty cool been able to talk anyone you need to without having to worry about reception, granted you couldn't be on the other side of the world and expect it to work but within the state you were able to. We chatted some more about been a werewolf and Dean filled me in on some stories of what he was like as a newly changed werewolf before he took on this position. By the end of it I was in stitches. He had gotten up to quite a bit of mischief.
I was beginning to get curious about what he looked like as a wolf but wasn't sure if it would be offensive if I asked him. It would take me a bit to get used to all their rules. I sucked up my worry and just asked him, he grinned at my nervousness. He agreed to show me what he looked like, getting up and walking behind a tree to shift, it only took few seconds for a wolf to walk out. My first instinct was to touch him. He was striking. He was white, grey and black, each blending to the other perfectly. And despite most stories saying there eyes matched the human eyes well that was wrong, in wolf form he had one blue eye and one yellow. He was stepping closer to me and I reached my arm out to touch him.
Just as he was almost in touching reaching a sharp pain shot through my body. I recoiled back, as quick as it come it was gone. I shook my head and reached out again, once I was almost touching him again another sharp pain hit. This one much longer and more intense. I could see intense worry in his eyes. I thought after a second it would stop again but instead it got worse. I curled into a ball, tears in my eyes.
What the hell was happening to me.