Ben entered the village hall, followed closely by Paul, Sarah and Simon, and took a seat on the stage. He had asked Sarah to walk with him as his mate but she had refused.
"It isn't the right time, Ben," she said.
"Why? Why isn't it, Sarah? You should be there with me."
"I will be, but as a parent, not a mate. This is about Aiden. Don't make it about us."
Looking around at the seated faces in the hall, Ben knew she had been right. His pack had learned to respect him for doing what was right and in turn, he had learned to include them in decisions that risked everything they had. If he was to announce his mate and his son, they would feel obligated to go all guns blazing.
Aiden growled and threw himself forward at the same time as letting his elbow meet the Alpha's ribs. Lifting the Alpha off the floor, Aiden ducked his chin to the left and dropped onto his back. The Alpha grunted under the force of the tarmac and Aiden's weight. Suddenly Aiden was thrown into the air, landing with a thud as the Alpha began to shift. Welcoming his own beast, Aiden gritted his teeth against the pain of his shifting bones and pounced at the grey Alpha. Aiden had always been a quick learner when it came to fighting and as the Alpha adjusted his defence against Aiden's snarling teeth, Aiden swung a paw, connecting his claws with the grey wolf's snout. The Alpha snarled and dove for Aiden's fleshy throat but Aiden had learned from his fights and could adapt in unexpected ways. As a wolf, Aiden had strength and agility but as a human, he had siz
"Aiden, you have to wake up!"Her voice filtered through the fog like a dim light, guiding him through the darkness that was surrounding him."Aiden, please. Wake the fuck up!"He could hear the desperation in her voice but his world was thick and murky, barely letting her light through. The more he tried to make his way to the distant light, the further he could feel himself drifting into the abyss of darkness that threatened to engulf him forever."Aiden, please, come to me. Open your eyes. I need you."I'm trying, he said, or at least, he thought he did. His body refused to cooperate with what he wanted it to do. He want
Charlie's scream caught in her throat as the door to the cabin opened and a tall, blonde-haired man walked in, followed by a grey-haired, well-dressed gentleman in a dark suit. As she looked at his chiselled jawline and caramel eyes that matched her own, her heart fell to her butt."Hey, Maria, finally. Has anyone ever told you that you look like your whore of a mother? You have my eyes though, which is a waste on the likes of you.""My name is Charlie and my mother wasn't a whore."She could see Aiden from the corner of her eye. He was still passed out on the floor. Making a silent prayer that he stayed that way, Charlie prepared herself for whatever her father was going to do. An unearthly scream woke Aiden from his nightmarish sleep, causing his eyes to shoot open as he tried to bolt upright. Searing pain shot through him like a current of electricity and he cried out in anguish. "Welcome back to the land of the living, my wolf friend. Just in time to join the fun, as always. I'm sure you'll want to watch the entertainment. It'ss right up your street." "If you hurt her…" "What? What are you going to do? Huh? You're so fucked up on that poison you can't even sit straight and you still think you're in a position to threaten me? I'm disappointed in you, Aiden. You were the best that I had at my disposal. Hell, you were the best there ever was and you fucked all that up for what? Some ass?"
Metamob Chapter Thirty-five
An unearthly scream woke Aiden from his nightmarish sleep, causing his eyes to shoot open as he tried to bolt upright. Searing pain shot through him like a current of electricity and he cried out in anguish. "Welcome back to the land of the living, my wolf friend. Just in time to join the fun, as always. I'm sure you'll want to watch the entertainment. It'ss right up your street." "If you hurt her…" "What? What are you going to do? Huh? You're so fucked up on that poison you can't even sit straight and you still think you're in a position to threaten me? I'm disappointed in you, Aiden. You were the best that I had at my disposal. Hell, you were the best there ever was and you fucked all that up for what? Some ass?"
A barely audible groan emanated from Aiden's throat as he dug his nails into the wooden floor of the cabin, trying to adjust his position. His wolf was weak but Aiden had always been stronger than should have been possible, especially during a shift and there was no reason, even in his weakened state, that he couldn't use that strength now."Thinking of feeding me to the wolf pack? Go ahead," Charlie said.A short, broad-shouldered man entered the cabin, smirking as his eyes wandered around the room. "I reckon she will taste pretty good," he said, blowing Charlie a kiss. He let his eyes linger on Charlie's breasts, then turned to Aiden."So you're the hybrid who roughed up the Alpha, are you?"Ig
Ben raced towards the village, his beta by his side and his pack at his heels. The count had been close, closer than he had expected but as always, they had pulled through. Most of the pack were tired of the shit that they had to deal with because of Dawns and he knew the police wouldn't get involved. They had tried but after a few of the officers family members disappeared, they gave up.The scent of Aiden filled his nose as he padded through the trees. His first job was to have his pack identify Aiden so they knew he was friendly, then he was to go after the Alpha. He hoped that he could unite the packs and force a change. Heaven knew it was needed.A howl brought him from his thoughts as he rounded a huge tree trunk. Aiden was there, fighting with a smaller, almost mottled looking wolf. Ben howled and mad
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