I don't know who I am. I don't know where I am. I don't know what happened to me. The only thing I do know is the fact that I woke up in a small room to the sound of someone trying to break the door down. This is the story about how I learn the true reasons of becoming lost in my own world. I learned to love. I hoped for safety. I lost my way. I trusted nobody.


26. Grieving

I look around, trying to find where Evelyn would have run off to. Well, that's weird. One moment she was here, the next she was gone! No where to be seen. I wonder how she managed to do that. I wanna learn! I can, apparently, heal so why not try a little bit of disappearing?

"Kaitlyn, are you alright?" I look up to see Charlie knelt beside me. In one hand he held two bottles of milk, and in the other some small clothes for the baby cubs. His arm appeared to have a large wound displayed across it, yet for some reason, Charlie wasn't hurt by it.

"Yeah, what happened to you?" I nod towards the gash on his right arm.

"Don't worry, nothing for you to worry about." I giggled as a tickling sensation spread through my arm. Glancing back down at the cubs, I notice they were both transforming into baby forms. "I see they already know how to change back and forth. Now let's get them into these clothes and head home."

"We need to go to Alaska." For some reason I decided to blurt it out now rather than when we got to Charlie's cottage. "We shouldn't be here."

"I know we need to go to Alaska." Charlie picked up the baby boy. I had twins. One girl and one boy. I sure hope they won't give me a hard time looking after them. "I already have our things packed and in the car. All we need to do now is get food ready, buy these two their car seats and get on a boat to Alaska."

"You already have it all planned out?" That was supposed to be a statement, not a question.

"I already knew what your mother wanted us to do." I helped Charlie by dressing the girl into a small piece of clothing that seemed a little too large for the both of them. Looking back up at Charlie, I waited for the next instruction. "Come on, let's get back home so we can make ourselves something to eat."

"Why aren't we safe here?" I pulled myself up with the help of Charlie. Briefly cradling the baby girl, I followed my uncle in the direction of the cottage. For some reason, he didn't reply. I decided to ask again. "Charlie, why is it not safe here?"

"This is one of those things you don't need to worry about." He spoke over his shoulder as the forest around us got darker. "I've been waiting for this day to come, I just hoped it wouldn't have come this quick and we wouldn't have had to leave in a situation like this."

I wish I didn't have to leave so soon. I want to say goodbye to Zack. To be honest, Zack didn't deserve to die the way he did. None of us deserved this. I just want to find out what is going on outside the part where everyone wants me because I'm the last immortal wolf alive. Or at least, I assume that's why.

"Kaitlyn, put these two in the car seats by the front porch and get them in the car." Charlie managed to open the door one handed without dropping the baby. Once he turned to face me, I noticed there was a glimmer of fear in his eyes. This was quickly masked by his words. "Just promise me you won't go missing while I prepare the food."

"I promise." I rest each twin in both of my arms as I kneel down in front of the car seat. Listening to Charlie's footsteps fade away, I breathe a sigh of relief. Sometimes I wonder if I should even be here, but then again, I am the one who gave birth to the twins and I should be getting to safety before anything else happens. "Charlie, there's only one car seat!"

"I know, I'll go get the other one from the shed!" I hear a door slam. Looking back down at the twins, I notice they both had Austen's green eyes. Surely a baby should be born with blue eyes and then turn into a different colour later on, right? Guess I was wrong about my own.

I wonder what I will call them. They both look so peaceful and haven't let out a cry once. Maybe I shouldn't decide on their names yet. After all, I can't do this alone. I was hoping I could have named my child, now twins, with Zack but now that he's gone, I'm left to do this alone. All of it. Maybe I shouldn't have hoped to let Zack raise my own as though they were his. I'm sure he wanted that too.

"Kaitlyn, are you alright?" My gaze left the gurgling newborns to see Charlie leaning against the doorway watching me. Charlie stepped closer, placing the carrier down on the floor before kneeling in front of me. "Are you thinking about him?"

"Yeah." I nod, tears forming in my eyes at the wrong moment. Sniffing, I try desperately not to break down there and then. "I just wish he wasn't taken so soon."

"I know, me too." I wrapped my arms around Charlie's torso as he pulled me into a bear hug. Deciding not to hide it anymore, I let the waterfall of tears come. I really shouldn't hide the pain left inside of me. I've lost Zack and there's no way of bringing him back. I'm left living the rest of my life with only half of my heart left. I'll be like a walking zombie. Forever.

"I wanted to stop them." I sobbed into Charlie's shoulder, letting my never-ending tears fall. "I tried to, but something slowed me down. It's all my fault. I should have stopped it from happening. If I'd have got to Zack in time, none of this would have..."

"Hey, calm down." I pulled back as Charlie looked at me with eyes mirroring mine. They were full of sadness. I'm guessing I'm not the only one who will be missing him. No one knows how bad I feel about this. All of this. If only there was a way to turn back time. "None of this is your fault. The Cerda and Sierra packs should have left you two out of their war. Austen shouldn't be involved either, but there's nothing I can do about that. What I can do, though, is bring you and your new additions to safety."

"I don't want to go." I pull back, showing Charlie exactly how I felt.

"What? Why?" He looked confused. I don't even know why I'm deciding to stay put. Maybe I should have thought about it before trying to get away. "You have to come, Kaitlyn. You're not safe here."

"Oh yeah?!" I raise my voice, getting rather fed up with the fact everyone is saying I'm in danger, and no one is bothering to tell me how! "How the heck is it not safe here?!"

"The wolves want you dead."

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