They want me dead? Why would they want me dead? I thought the alphas wanted me to make them immortal. And I thought my dad just wanted to spend time with me because I'm his daughter. Guess I was wrong. All this time. Now what do I do?!
"I'm still not going." I folded my arms stubbornly. "Zack hasn't had a proper goodbye yet and it's about time he got one."
"Kaitlyn, it's too late." Charlie looked befuddled by my reaction. To be honest, I would be after everything's that has happened. "Zack's gone and we have to get to Alaska before one of you get hurt."
What does he think he's doing? I can't get into Alaska with newborns! Especially when it's half way across the world! I haven't even managed to name my twins yet and already, I'm expected to make a run away. I don't even know how I'll be able to do it yet.
"I won't be able to go!" I finally decided to get the point across. "We won't be able to without passports for the twins, and they're too young anyway! Besides, I want to be here for Zack's funeral. I think it would be rude of me not to go. After all, I am his best friend and I love him."
"You loved him?" Something unrecognizable flashed across before Charlie's face. When I nodded, he continued. "I never would have thought... You mean to say you two were together?"
"Yeah." I confirm, not quite sure where this conversation was going. "Well, I don't really know. I think we were, but we never really had a chance to talk about it alone."
"Oh, Kaitlyn." Charlie wrapped me in his arms around me once again. "I had no idea. I'm very sorry this had to happen so soon."
"Let's just go shopping so these two have something nice to wear." I quickly make a move to change the subject so I wouldn't tear up again. "I don't think they'll be able to last long in these overalls."
"Listen, Kaitlyn." Charlie rubbed the back of his neck nervously as I began strapping one of the two twins in the car seat. "Seen as you're not going to be going to Alaska, do you mind if I head up there alone?"
Hold up a minute, so now he's going to leave me here?! By myself?! Who does he think he is?! I've only just had these two and already, I'm expected to look after them by myself! I don't even know how to look after myself properly and now that I'm going to be alone, everything will probably just get worse and worse. The cottage would probably burst into flames before I manage to make a decent meal anyway.
"What happened to being there for me?" No use holding back the tears now. "I thought you was going to help me when my baby was born! Now you're abandoning me not even 24 hours afterwards! Guess I was wrong. You lied to me all along. You'd rather run off to Alaska than staying here to help your niece with her newborn twins. I'm outta here!"
Picking up both baby carriers, I make my way out the door and try to run as fast as I can in the direction of the village town hall. I'm not sure what I was going to do when I get there, but it'll be a lot better than being in the centre of two wolf packs and a deceiving uncle. All of which would rather not help you in any way at all.
"Kaitlyn!" I continue to ignore the loud cries coming from Charlie as he comes running after me. He sure isn't going to give up anytime soon. "Kaitlyn wait!"
"Why?!" I turn to face him head on, nearly causing me to go tumbling backwards as Charlie stopped himself from barrelling into me. "Why should I wait when you're just going to leave me here anyway?!"
"Calm down and let me explain!" Placing the carriers down either side of me, I notice my frustration was starting to agitate Charlie. "I'm not going to leave you here for good! I'll come back when you're ready to come with me."
"Ready to go with you?" Now I was confused. "I'll never be ready to go with you. I may be wanted dead by the wolves around here, but this is still my home. I don't want to leave until I remember my place here."
"Don't you see?" Charlie's hand rose to stroke my cheek gently. "You don't belong here. Neither do I. We should be getting out of here as fast as we can, but you're just putting us into even more danger by deciding to stay. Even if the twins are too young to take with us."
"But I don't want to leave without saying goodbye." My eyes were like a waterfall with these never-ending supply of tears.
"I know." Charlie wiped away some of my tears as he pressed his lips against my forehead. "That's why I'm going to go alone. You can stay here and give Zack a proper goodbye while I go and tell Evelyn the latest news."
"So you'll be back?" I looked up into the mirroring hazel eyes.
"Of course I will." Charlie wrapped me into one last bear hug before walking off into the distance with his backpack hooked onto one of his shoulders. Just before he turned the corner, his gaze turned back to me. I mimicked his actions as we both waved each other goodbye. Shortly afterwards, I was left alone watching the spot he had left moments before.