Aiden sat in the clearing thinking about the words he had said. He had never admitted it before, not even to himself but hearing it out loud had opened up a wound that he hadn’t realised he had. He thought about Charlie and how alive she made him feel. He thought about the static electricity that hummed around them, pulling them together whenever they were near each other. He thought about the time he had spent with Sarah, getting to know her, relying on her and even turning to her for support and he thought of the worry he had felt when he smelled her at Ben’s.
We aren’t so different after all, his wolf said and Aiden knew he was right.
A flock of birds suddenly burst into flight from behind Aiden and a moment later, Red Dawn's beta came charging through the trees. Aide
Charlie’s heart hit her mouth at the same time as her body stiffened and sent her stomach plummeting to the dirt below her feet. She had been panicking when Sarah had pulled her to a standstill but the sea of calm in her eyes as she spoke, had eased Charlie’s fears and made her think everything was going to be okay. But, it wasn’t. She knew that as soon as her worst nightmare had stepped out from the tree.“That was a wonderful thing for you to have done. Your words were truly magical and extremely convincing,” Rafael said.“Run,” Charlie whispered. “Run and don’t look back, no matter what.”“You know, Maria. You are probably the biggest pain in the ass that I’ve ever had the trouble of nee
“Shush, It’s okay now. He’s gone. Really gone,” Aiden said as Charlie flung herself at him.“Oh my god, Aiden. I thought that was it. I was just lying there waiting for it to be over and then you. I’m so sorry I called you a monster. I’m so sorry.”“Shush. That doesn’t matter. What matters is that you’re okay. You are okay, aren’t you?” He asked. He knew it was a stupid question, after all, she had been through but it just seemed like the right thing to ask.“Nothing that won’t heal in time. Thank you, for, you know.”Aiden looked in the direction she had tilted her head and saw Rafael&rs
Aiden sniffed the air as he ran. He had been trying to find a familiar scent since leaving Charlie and Sarah but all he could smell were other wolves that he didn’t recognise. How the hell am I supposed to find him, if I can’t smell him? He wondered as he dodged trees and ferns. A crash suddenly sounded from his left and as he changed his direction, he caught the faint scent of humans. Picking up speed as he ran, it wasn’t long before he saw the village beginning to break through the tree line.Alpha, his wolf said as he ran towards the village wall.I’m not looking for their bloody Alpha. I’m looking for Ben, Aiden told the wolf, but sure enough, as he closed the gap between him and the wall, he saw a wolf leap into the air, then get knocked to the ground by another wol
Aiden watched in confusion as Simon tilted his head back and howled to the sky. He had never heard such a long and purposeful howl before and within a few seconds, others began to join in, too. The noise sent chills through him, making his hackles stand on end, but not through fear. He had this strange feeling of acceptance inside of him, threatening to make him swell with pride. He had never felt like that before and as Simon trailed the howl to a close, Aiden felt a touch of loss, as though he had just lost something that he needed in his life.Simon began to walk forward and Aiden saw that he had been guarding Ben, who was lying on the floor in his human form. Pain was riddled across his face as he lay there watching him, standing over his gruesome winnings. As Simon approached, he lowered his head to the floor, then followed with his front legs, then his belly
"Help me up, please, Sarah. I need to sort this out. He's as stubborn as you are," Ben said."Oh no, that's entirely on you," Sarah laughed.Pain shot through him as Sarah and Aiden lifted him to standing and helped him walk to a bench at the side of the village square. Wincing, he sat down and looked at the faces around him."Aiden, seriously. You have a big decision to make. I know you've never had a lack before and you're probably wondering what planet you've just landed on, but rules are rules. When an Alpha dies, that role is passed to their eldest son and it continues down the family line like it does with royalty…""There you go. Give it to his son, whoever he is. Where is h
"You can't leave the pack to Thunder, Aiden. You just can't," Charlie said.Thunder's face was smug and filled with fiery determination as he smirked at Aiden."Aiden? You can't.""Any other claims for Alpha?" Simon asked."Aiden. They need change, not Thunder," Charlie said."If I do this, I need to start here and you'll be in Hastings and…""I'll come here. I'll stay here with you, I mean. If you want me?" Charlie said."Are you sure?" He asked. Charlie watched Aiden with a heart filled with joy as he walked between groups of Red Dawn members, meeting and greeting them with a huge smile on his face. She knew it was probably a front but nobody but her and Sarah would be able to tell."He's come a long way these last few weeks, hasn't he?"Charlie looked at Sarah, her eyes entering with tears of joy. "He has. I knew he was special when I first met him but the things he's told me and what he's grown into in such a short time has blown my mind. He was so hard-hearted and now all I see is a wounded man who would love unconditionally if he found the right person.""He will, one day. Just be patient with him, honey.""Have you dec
Metamob Chapter Forty-five
Charlie watched Aiden with a heart filled with joy as he walked between groups of Red Dawn members, meeting and greeting them with a huge smile on his face. She knew it was probably a front but nobody but her and Sarah would be able to tell."He's come a long way these last few weeks, hasn't he?"Charlie looked at Sarah, her eyes entering with tears of joy. "He has. I knew he was special when I first met him but the things he's told me and what he's grown into in such a short time has blown my mind. He was so hard-hearted and now all I see is a wounded man who would love unconditionally if he found the right person.""He will, one day. Just be patient with him, honey.""Have you dec
Jarrah forced his feet to move faster as he walked through the Elven forest. He would have run if he could have done, but he needed to look somewhat natural as he made his way to the portal. It was bad enough that he was the one having to report back to Edmeed. The last thing he wanted to do was to attract unnecessary attention, especially with what was going on. “Jarrah! It’s been absolutely ages since you visited us.” His heart hit the roof of his mouth as his feet froze mid-step at the sound of Adilyn’s voice. Of all the people that could be lurking in the forest, it had to be her. “Hey, yeah, I was just on my way to see you,” he lied, turning to face the nymph. Her beauty knocked him for six, as it alway