I was currently sitting in my office over viewing my species finances. Suddenly my lieutenant, the leader of my elite trackers and fighters, knocked on the door. "Come on in Samuel" I called out. As he entered I saw how tense and nervous he looked. "So Samuel, what you find?" I asked, my voice laced with authority. "Umm... Sir... We... Umm... We found... Her" he said nervously as if he was scared of what was going to happen. "And? Where is she? I assume that you brought her in now that you finally found her" I said a little too enthusiastic. "Umm... Sir... We... We didn't bring her in" he said softly as he flinched backwards. "You what?!?! Why the hell wouldn't you bring her in?!?!?" I yelled out with full force. "She... She was waiting for us... Patrick, the vampire that Vlad had sent with us jumped at her trying to catch her... But instead he... he lost his head" he said scared out of his mind. "How could she do that?" I asked after having calmed down a bit. "She... She had two swords... One was silver and the other was regular steel. She decapitated him... She was extremely quick... We needed more people to bring her in" He said nervously. I looked at him and started pacing around. "How many fighters would you need to capture her and bring her here? I want her here before any of the others get to her" I said as calmly as I could when you considered the failure I had to witness. "Umm I'll probably need all of our elites for the mission sir. But sir if I may ask, why don't you just hunt her down yourself? None of us are anything compared to you. You would easily be able to capture her" he asked. I stopped my pacing and looked straight at him. I could see his Adams apple move as he swallow. "Because I am your king and I will not have my authority questioned by you, Samuel. Am I clear?" I said loudly, my voice laced with authority and power. "Y-yes of course sir" he said and lowered his gaze. "Good now go and get all the elites ready to leave. You leave first thing in the morning and none of you will come back without her. If I see any of you without her I won't hesitated to slaughter that person and their entire family. Am I clear?" I said or almost yelled at him. "Y-yes sir" he said as his eyes widened at the thought of his mate and their pups slaughtered along himself. "Good. You are dismissed" I said sternly.
As I heard the door close behind him, I let my thoughts drift to whatever thought they wanted. Lately it had been the same thought over and over again. It was always about my mate. About the one made for me. I kept thinking about what she might look like or what she might be. I mean I know that she probably isn't a werewolf and therefore I was already split between what I had to do. By law it is illegal for two species to be together. And because of that my love with my mate was already forbidden but deep down I knew that when I found her, I wouldn't care about that law. She was mine and I was hers and that was never going to change.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Salem Xavier Ares. I am the king of the werewolves. I am the youngest of the kings and queen that rule over the supernatural species. I lost my parents to a pair of assassins when I was only 15 years old. I hadn't even shifted and yet I had to rule an entire specie. After that I became enclosed, cold hearted, merciless and fearless.
I was brought out of my thoughts by a knock on my door. "Yes?" I called out. People normally knew that if I was in my office, I didn't want to be disturbed. "Salem what's up?" Ashley asked.
Ashley is my sister. She is 10-years younger than me and found her mate 99 years ago. I was happy for her but now it just hurts to think about the fact that my 10-year younger sister has found her mate and yet here I am without mine.
"Not much Ashley. Is everything alright?" I asked softly. "Yeah Caleb is just finishing up the training of the new recruits for your personal guard. I was just wondering if you were okay. I saw Samuel ran away from here and before then I heard you yell. Is everything okay?" she asked. My sister was always worrying about my wellbeing rather than her own. "Yeah everything's fine. I was just pissed at Samuel. He and one of our elites were working together with a wendigo and a vampire to track down the hybrid. Apparently she killed the vampire with so much speed that no one had time to react. And then they just ran off without catching her" I said a little annoyed.
"Is it really that big of an issue that she is alive? I mean she isn't hurting anyone that stays out of her way so why not just let her live in peace and focus on something else?" she asked softly.
My sister has always been a pacifist and an optimist. She never fought anyone. She never got angry at anyone. She never yelled at anyone. She always believed in the best in everyone and that everything happened for a reason. I never understood how she could look at everything so positively.
"Ashley we can't do that. She shouldn't even exist. It's against the law. We have to uphold the laws because without them we are nothing but animals" I answered her as calmly as I could. Had it been anyone else than my sister that suggested that then I would definitely be yelling at them. "But Salem, she's a living being. Doesn't she deserve to be able to live her life? How would you feel if it was you or me out there being hunted down?" she asked. "I'd feel terrible but it isn't me or you out there. It is her and I understand your point of view Ashley but if I go against the laws, we will be hunted as well. I have to follow the laws to keep you and our people safe" I said softly as I had gotten up and walked around my desk to her.
I stared into her eyes. She had the same emerald green eyes as me. The same emerald green eyes that we had inherited from our mom. I gently brushed a lock of her hair behind her ear. She had gotten the same bright red hair as our dad had and I had gotten the same midnight black hair as our mom.
"I know that you believe that she has the right to live but what do you want me to do? If I don't hunt her down, then we will be the hunted" I said softly. "I understand Salem but please just go easy on her if you catch her. Neither of us know what she has gone through" she said softly. "I can't promise that Ashley. It depends on if we catch her or the others does" I answered her as I pulled her in for a hug. "I have to protect you and our people from the others and if that means I have to hurt her then I'm sorry but I won't pick her over you or our people" I whispered to her.
"But what if she is your mate?" she asked me.
Suddenly my thoughts kicked into gear. She could be right. I knew that my mate wasn't a werewolf but she could be the hybrid. But that didn't change anything. She was illegal. She had to be put down. "I... I don't care Ashley. She's illegal. She has to be put down and if I will have to do it because she is my mate then that is what I will do" I said softly. My sister always had the ability to make my mind hurt because of the things she made me think of.
"You better get going. Caleb is probably worried sick about where you are" I said jokingly. I knew exactly how possessive and overprotective Caleb was when it came to my sister. "Yeah you are probably right. Besides I have an important surprise for him once I see him" she said with a smile on her lips. "What do you mean Ashley?" I asked only to get me response a second later as her hands caressed her stomach. "Are you serious? I'm going to be an uncle? Omg Ashley that's amazing" I yelled out happily. My sister had always dreamt of having pups at some point so this was a really big thing for her and Caleb. "In that case I'll get a few of my guards to escort you to Caleb. I can't risk my niece or nephew's life" I said jokingly as I mind linked a few of my guards to come to my office.
A minute later two of my guards entered through the door. "Your highness. You called for us?" The tall one said. "Yes Alexander. I want you and Jon to escort my sister to her and Caleb's room and then make sure that she is safe until Caleb arrives there" I said sternly. "And if something happens to her then you two are the ones that are going to pay for it" I added with a growl. "O-of course your highness. Miss if you'll please follow us" Alexander said, a little nervously, as her gestured for Jon to walk in front and Ashley to walk between them.
"See you later sis" I called after them before the door closed. I knew I didn't need to have the guards escort her but Caleb, Ashley and my niece or nephew is the only family I have left besides my mate. How can I not make sure they are safe? With that thought I exited my office and headed for my bedroom as it had been a long day already and I intended to be there to see my elites and Samuel leave to hunt down the hybrid.
Question Of The Chapter - Do you have any siblings?
My answer - Yes I do. I have 7 siblings in total. I have a sister that is 16, a half sister that is 8, a step sister that is 20, a step brother that is 17, a step sister that is 15, a step brother that is 14 and a step sister that is 18. I know. Big family. Well that's what you get when your parents get divorced and find someone else that has kids.