I had just gotten to bed after a long day tomorrow is the party my parents decided to have. Turns out it's gonna be an all day thing were gonna have breakfast at 8 then we found out they they wanted us to do presentations on our culture and our powers each field will have one hour to show what we do and stuff and I had to be in every single one of them. First it was going to be air, fire, and water then lunch at 12. After that it will be earth, magic, mind, healers, shifters, then fighters, spirit which I have to do by my self. Then we have dinner and get to the dancing and stuff. But then on Sunday were gonna be doing dragon races and presentations on our dragons. Then our parents said that we should put together something of our own to show. We managed to find some stuff in our old village that survived the fire they were old video tapes so we decided to put them together and make a home movie. Luckily this was going to be in the afternoon. This was going to be a long weekend, I thought and I fell asleep.
I woke up and started to get all my things together I had my necklace that I just had to touch to bring my armor which is what we were gonna wear for the presentations underneath I had jeans and a red t-shirt I was bringing my dress I was going to wear for the dance because that was going to be formal. I got into Missael's truck and headed to the new house. We got there and were greeted by my parents.
"Hey sweetie." Said my mom as she kissed my cheek.
"Hi mom hi dad" I said as I hugged my mom and my dad. "I'm gonna go take this up to my room." Missael greeted my parents he hugged my mom and shook hands with my dad then followed me up the stairs.
"Do you need help?" He asked.
"I can carry a dress Missael." I said smiling.
"I know I know, this place looks nice nicer then the one dad has." He said.
"Yeah it does." I said and I stopped in front of my room and opened the door. It was simple I just had a small bed and a desk with a small flat screen and just one dresser, and a small closet and a bathroom. I hung my dress in the closet and I felt his arms wrap around me and kiss my head then my cheek and my neck I relaxed against his chest.
"Why haven't you let me mark you yet?" He asked.
"To be honest I really don't know. I mean usually when a wolf marks his mate they usually have sex like right after and I'm just not ready for that I'm not ready to do that. And-" he put a finger over my mouth.
"Andrea you told me your not ready and I respect that ok I'm not gonna force you to do that. I want to mark you to show everybody that your mine and that I'm proud of it not because I want to have sex. I swear I'll wait as long as you want" he said and he turned me to face him and he placed a small kiss on my lips. I sighed.
"Okay." I breath. And he looked at me.
"You sure?" He asked.
"Yeah you said your not after that and I see your being honest so yes you can mark me." I said. He nodded his head and slowly leaned down to my neck.
"It'll hurt but only for a little bit." He said, he wrapped one hand around my wait the the other held my head he kissed me right where my neck met my shoulder then I felt his canines pierce my skin. I gripped his shoulders and I'm pretty sure I screamed. Good thing I made this room sound proof. I felt heat fill my body and I felt like I was closer then him then ever. I looked up at him.
You ok, he said. Wait a minute how could he have said that if he didn't move his lips.
Because I'm thinking it silly, he though.
Holy crap you can hear my thoughts?
He shook his head. "Some mates when they mark each other they get a special gift along with it ours is the gift of mind communication this will actually make it easier to be connected to each other we can also block each others thoughts, and sometimes if you concentrate hard enough you can even see through your mates eyes."
"Wow should have let you mark me when I was blind." I said and he chuckled.
"Come on let's go eat I'm hungry." He said.
"Wait I want to see it." I said and I went to my bathroom and looked in the mirror right where he bit me was a little tiny wolf howling at a full mom. I smiled it was perfect.
The whole day was a blur with the presentations then eating then more presentations I was getting pretty tired although the main thing we would do is what we do with our powers and gave a demonstration it was 7 and I had to do my demonstration on the power of the spirits.
"The power of the spirits allows me to be connected to everyone of my people and sometimes even others that I'm close to. I can even communicate to spirits animals and that can come in handy. I can teach them codes to give to others as a message other people can't see them but I can so say if you start seeing writing on a wall or something mysterious happening it's probably just a little spirit playing a little prank on you. There is only very few times when someone with these powers can do this but today is one of those special moments. Many of us have suffered the loss of a loved one and sometimes we never got the closure we needed well today is the day you can finally get that opportunity." I said everyone looked around I took a deep breath I looked to where my dad Luis was sitting and then I looked at everyone else. I closed my eyes and after awhile I heard gasps. I opened my eyes and there were the spirits of all our loved ones that had died I turn and see my mother Maria looking at me and smiling she was glowing and in a white gown she looked beautiful.
"Mom" I said and she stroked my cheek I felt my dad come to my side then I felt Missael.
"Maria?" Asked my dad.
"Hello Luis." She said her voice sounded angelic. "You look good." Then she turned to Missael. "Missael mi mijo" she said and she stroked his cheek "take good care of her my son just like you always have" she turned back to me. "And mija keep him out of trouble ok."
I nodded my head. " I'll give you guys some time" I said and I walked away.
"I never knew you could do this." Said David.
"Neither did I, when we went to go search the stuff that had survived the fire I had found some books that weren't ruined they had to deal about our powers one of them was about the spirits and that's when I found out I could do this. Speaking of wish there's someone who's been wanting to see you for a long time." I said and I pointed to the table where I was sitting with him Missael, my brother, Yareli, Jason, Ruth and Jacob. There stood a woman tall and thin with long blond hair.
"Mom?" He breathed and he rushed to her and hugged her and he cried. I smiled he told me his mother had died because of his fault I knew that wasn't true but he wouldn't believe me maybe he would of he heard from his own mother.
We started to eat dinner and everyone was having a good time they started to play music and I was dancing with all my friends and my mate. We laughed and danced till midnight by then my feet were killing me. Everyone started to leave and we started to go to our rooms Missael insisted that he spend the night with me and I couldn't say no we went inside once we finished cleaning and started to head to my room. I groaned.
"Ugh stairs." I said as I started to take my shoes off but then I was swept off the floor. "Woah hey what's going on?"
"I'm not gonna make you walk up the stairs when your feet are hurting." Said Missael.
"I swear your way to protective." I said.
"More like caring" he said as he started up the stairs.
"I'm pretty sure there's a fine line between them and your starting to cross it." I said with a smile. We reached my room and he laid me on my head he grabbed a pillow and a blanket. "Missael?"
"Yeah Hun." He said as he was about to lay the blanket.
"Can you sleep with me?" I asked
"Um yeah sure let me change and I'll get in bed" he said and he went to my bathroom. He had changed into a tux for dinner he looked very handsome in it. I took the chance and got up and changed real quick into some sleep shorts and a baggy t-shirt. I got in bed and he came out in sweats and a black t-shirt he carefully got in bed and wrapped his arms around me.
"Don't try anything." I said and he just chuckled and we fell asleep.
The next day we got up had breakfast. My parents showed me around the house around noon we ate lunch and we were gonna start the dragon races just before my mom pulled me aside.
"I see he marked you." She said.
My hand shot to my mark and I blushed. "Um yeah he did."
"Are you guys..." She started to say.
"No mom gods no I'm not ready for that yet I've told him already." I said and she just looked at me. "Mom I swear we haven't done anything I told him I wasn't ready and well he respects that."
She nodded her head. "Okay just remember that if you do change your mind to use protection."
"What I just wanna make sure your being careful."
"Yes mom ok I will but I doubt I'll be doing that for a long time ok." I said and he nodded.
"Okey go get ready for the race." She said and I took off.
The races were fun, we had to do a obstacle course in which we had to have our dragons fire at targets, catch flags, and for bonus points collect chickens. It was fun it had been so long since I had done this but it was like I never lost the grip on it I ended up winning and got a medal with a dragon stamped of it. Next we presented our dragons of their classifications and their statistics.
"My dragon Blackjack is the last of his kind he's a Shadow Hunter. This dragon is pure black with retractable teeth and claws. They hunt very well durning the day as well as the night. They can also use sonar when they need to track something down. Their fire is blue and extremely hot. They may seem deadly but they are actually lovable. He's 26 feet in length with a wingspan of 45 feet and he weighs 1,776 pounds. I say he is the last of his kind because she I picked him he was the last egg of his kind we are not really sure what happened why his kind stopped making more eggs. We are all drawn to our dragons some dragons don't hatch for thousands of years waiting for their rider to come along. He may not have any blood family but he has me and that's more then he could ever ask for I'm sure." I say and I pet his head as he purrs.
Next we showed the home movie we put together. Everyone was laughing at the old memories we went through. When some of us discovered our powers. Or when we went to choose our dragons when we were five everyone made fun of me because I egg I picked was very small but who's laughing now. We saw the little adventures we would go on when we would get bored. When that was finished my mom and dad stepped up on the stage.
"Jason, Andrea, Adriel, and Yareli can you please come up here." Said my father and we went up on stage. "I have finally decided to step down of my position of being leader and giving it to my son. I was going to wait till you married but I know a strong bond when I see one." He held my brothers hands. "Do you Adriel accept the task of being the leader of these people to honor them and defend them and consult them when they need you?"
"I do." He said with a strong voice. And my father smiled and placed a small olive reed dipped in gold on his head.
Then my mother held Yareli's hand. "Do you Yareli accept the task of helping our leader when he needs it, to look after everyone of your people, and to protect your family?"
"I do" she said proudly and I smiled for her. My mother placed the reed dipped in gold on her head.
Then Jason's father stepped up to him he was my father second in command, our system worked basically like a werewolf family.
"Jason do you accept to be at your leaders side to protect both him and his love, to follow his command and only speak up when it is the right time or when the leader is not in a right mind."
"I do." He said and his father placed a reed on his head but this was dipped in silver.
Then my father and mother stepped in front of me. "Andrea, seeing as the post of leader and second in command are fulfilled we have a special place for you you have showed remarkable skilled you have the powers of one in a million and we couldn't be prouder of you. Which is why we want to make you head warrior. Commander of the fighters."
I gasped and looked at my parents were they serious.
"Do you swear to protect your people no matter what. To defend them no matter what the price. Do you swear to honor your people."
"I swear" I said loud and clear and they placed a reed dipped in copper on my head. We turned to face the crowd and bowed. I went down the stairs and Missael hugged me.
"I'm so proud of you" he said as he hugged me and kissed my head. I heard someone clear there throat, I turned and there was David and standing next to him was Sylvia.
"Oh my gosh when did you get back?" I asked as I hugged her I pulled away to look at her I had told her everything that had happen over the phone and this was the first time I got to finally see her. She had long bright red hair and fair skin with green eyes she was skinny and tall well tall for me I think she was 5'5.
"This morning I just got here when they did the announcement. I'm so proud of you!" She said.
"Thank you." I said.
"I'm proud of you to its about time they did that announcement." He said chuckling.
"You knew?" I asked.
"Maybe." He said smirking I just rolled my eyes. "Oh there's someone I want you to meet" I took her hand and lead her to Jason. "Jason this is Sylvia. Sylvia this is Jason." I introduced them.
"H-hi" said Jason as he stared at her. She blushed.
"Hi" she said softly, oh yeah I should probably leave I thought and I started to back away and I felt Missael hug me from behind and kiss my head.
"I'm so proud of you" he said and I smiled. Everything was going great. Or so I thought.