"WE HAD HER!!! WE HAD HER AND YOU FUCKED EVERYTHING UP" I yelled as I threw my table across the room. "Sir she was too well trained. I don't know who trained her but they are good" One of my elites said with fear dripping from every word. "I DON'T CARE IF SHE WAS A FUCKING GOD OR GODDESS. SHE NEEDS TO DIE. WHAT PART OF THAT IS IT THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU FUCKING IGNORANT GRUNT?" I yelled so loudly that my voice rang through the castle and the windows started to move. This time Caleb was the one to break the silence. "But sir, we didn't stand a chance. When she jumped in the car we sent Jon, Sam and Shadow after it. Sir they are our best trackers. They are fast, determined and focused. You know as well as I that once they get her scent, they won't stop following it until they have captured her or die trying" Caleb said calmly. I thought about it for a second. Jon, Sam and Shadow was indeed our best. They wouldn't stop until the task at hand was completed.
"Fine. But Caleb I want you to oversee the suicide training that every elite and lieutenant will have to perform for 6 hours. If one fails to complete a task, then there will be added another hour to the time" I said sternly. I could see that Samuel and the elite that was in my office got scared when they heard what I said. I gestured for them to leave immediately and just as I felt their presence disappear, Ashley came in. "Hey are you okay? Samuel looked really scared as they walked past me" She asked. "Well I ordered every lieutenant and every elite to perform the suicide training for 6 hours" I said shyly as I scratched the back of my neck. "Well Caleb isn't supposed to do it" I quickly added as I saw the fear in her eyes. As soon as I said that she calmed down quickly. "So what happened out there? When you guys came home, Caleb didn't say a word at all. He acted like I didn't even exist" Ashley asked a little sadly at the mention of how Caleb had treated her when they got back. "It's a long story Ashley and I don't need to you worry about me. You just have to worry about you and my little niece or nephew that is growing inside of you" I said a little jokingly as I pulled her into a hug. "Salem you know I'll never stop worrying about you. You are my brother. Even though you are my older brother, you know I am still really protective when it comes to you. Before... Mum and dad died you were always happy and loving. But now you have changed. I know you try to keep it hidden from me but I can see right through you and you know it. You can't hide it from me, Salem. When I look at you, I no longer see the happy and loving little boy I used to know. What happened to him? What would it take to get him back because I miss him and that's the man I want to be the uncle of my pups. Not this ruthless and cold man that is standing in front of me. So stop the bullshit and tell me what happened today and don't even fucking think about trying to talk around the question" She said angrily.
For a couple of seconds, I just stared at my sister. She had never yelled at me and I had never seen her angry before so this meant that I had seriously fucked up. Big time. "Fine but please don't hate me after I'm done and please don't ask any questions before I am done" I said as I slowly moved her towards the couch in front of the giant window in my office.
I was standing on top of one of the cranes on the docks to have the overview of everything. I needed to make sure that everything went according to the plan. We had decided to go with the whole stealth attack on the docks. The custom control mainly consisted of werewolves so I had briefed them on what we were doing. I had made sure that everything with a heartbeat that was on those docks were werewolves to make sure that as few humans as possible saw what happened. I was standing there with Caleb beside me and looking out over the docks with a set of binoculars as the ship slowly moved to a halt. "It's show time" Caleb said calmly and I just nod as a response. I look at the ship and slowly humans and vampires start to walk off of the ship. I knew that there would be vampires as well as the ship sails between Russia and America. It was mostly guys that was coming out but there was the occasional girl. I looked at the entrance as I suddenly smelled a divine scent. I knew exactly what that scent was. My mate was here but I didn't know where. Then I started to panic and grabbed Caleb. "My mate is down there. We have to abort. She could get caught in the crossfire" I nearly screamed at him while shaking him ferociously. "Hey calm down. She's going to be alright. Besides it's too late a pair of custom control picked up the hybrid's scent but only because she walked close to them. A bunch of our elites already have her surrounded. But they are actually kinda scared of her. And from what I can understand from Samuel, she indeed sounds scary" Caleb said. "Okay. That's good. That means that my mate won't be hurt if she isn't near the hybrid" I said as I tried to look at the bright side of things as Ashley had always done. "Yeah that's right... Wait hold... WHAT?!?!?" Caleb yelled as his grip around the walkie talkie started to tighten. "What's going on? Do they have the hybrid sedated? Is it safe enough for me to go and find my mate?" I asked maybe a little too enthusiastically. Caleb looked at me. "Umm sir... I have some good news and some bad news... Which do you want to hear first?" He asks kinda nervously. "The good" I quickly reply. "Well you can go and look for you mate in peace" He says calmly. "And the bad?" I ask. "The hybrid got away" He says too quickly me to understand what he said. "Okay so if you'll excuse me, I have a mate to find" I say softly as the bad news still hadn't sunken into my head.
As I planted my feet on the ground, I sniffed the air in hopes that I would catch her scent. And sure enough, there it was but it wasn't going in the direction I thought. It was going towards the elites. I immediately got scared. What if she got hurt? What if the hybrid took her hostage? I immediately start running and follow her scent. It's like nothing I had ever smelt before. I didn't even know how to define the different scents that her scent was combined of except for strawberries and lime. I have always loved the scent of lime but I have always hated strawberries so I don't know what's going on but her scent is intoxicating and I can't get enough of it. I started to slow down as my thoughts started to keep wandering to terrible ideas of what could have happened to my mate.
I reached my elites that were treating the one wolf that had gotten slashed and from what I could see it had been by a silver sword. As I headed straight for Samuel, Caleb's words about the bad news started to sink into my mind. And slowly I started to think about where my mate would be in this mess. I mean I wouldn't want them to get hurt. And I knew that if the hybrid had her hands on my mate then I would kill her as soon as I saw her. "Samuel? What happened here? Did the hybrid take a hostage or what?" I asked him while preparing for the worst. "Umm no sir, not at all. She slashed Damon and slashed out towards me but I guess she didn't mean to harm me as she just jumped over us and ran to a car before the car sped off" Samuel replied a little confused at my questions. "Okay well get ready to pull back" I said as reality suddenly crashed down upon me. The hybrid didn't have my mate... She was my mate. And suddenly I was able to tell what the different aromas that her scent consisted of. It was blood, grass, smoke, decay, strawberries and lemon. Never before had I thought that a scent that held the aroma of decay would be so intoxicating but I could help but inhale her scent almost as if I was trying to imprint it in my memory because there was no telling when I would get to smell it again or even be face to face with the hybrid... My mate.
"That's what happened. I found my mate but she is supposed to be killed" I yelled through my office. At that moment I was happy that my office was soundproof because that was something that I didn't need everyone to know. Caleb and Ashley were the only ones to know about it. They were the only ones that I trusted with this information. I knew what had to be done but I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to do it.
I sank down onto the windowsill. I had my head in my hands as I kept thinking about what I was gonna do. My wolf had already been bonding with the hybrid's dragon, wendigo and wolf. He was already head over heels in love with them all and it made it nearly impossible for me to focus on how I felt. I knew that while he had to those three, I would have the vampire. I had never liked vampires. I think it had something to do with the death of my parents but we never knew for sure. But I have always had a feeling that Lucifer was somehow involved with it. But that wasn't important right now.
Suddenly I felt a pair of hands on my shoulders. I looked up at the soft eyes of my sister. "How are you holding up?" She asked. "I... I don't know" I sighed in defeat. "What are you gonna do?" Ashley asked me softly. "What I have to" I replied, disgusted at myself for saying that about my mate. "NO!! Salem Xavier Ares, you are not going to do that. Haven't you thought about what that poor girl has been put through? Don't you think she deserves a chance at happiness? At happiness with you? And think carefully before you answer or else I will kick your hairy ass all the way to fucking Moscow" She threatened. I had never seen my sister like this. She was so protective of the hybrid and she hadn't even met her. I thought about what I would do once we got a hold of her. Maybe I could keep her locked up somewhere and make sure no one knows about it. That way she would be safe and we would be able to be somewhat happy. As I thought more and more about it, the more I realized that it was a stupid idea. If I did that then what kind of mate would I be. No there had to be another way for us to be together but I would outrage all the other rulers except Hayabusa.
"I... I... yes you are right, Ashley but what would you want me to do? I would have a full on war with the other rulers because of this. I wouldn't be able to protect her constantly. No matter how hard or rude it is, she will only be safe if she is dead" I said softly as I finally understood that I might never be able to be with my mate. With the one that is destined to make me whole again. The one that I won't be able to live without.
Question Of The Chapter: what is your sexuality and how long have you known for? (I do not intend to offend anyone. I respect everyone no matter what sexuality you are)
My answer: I am Bisexual and proud. I have known for quite some time.