“Sarah! That’s twice in a year you’ve come to this door. You’ll have to be careful you don’t start making it a habit, not that I mind. Come in.”
“Thank you, but this isn’t exactly a social call. We need to talk, Ben. Are you free?”
Sarah had questioned herself for the entire drive over to Ben's house and had almost turned back more than once.
“Sure, take a seat. What’s wrong? You look like shit, I'm afraid to say.”
Forcing a laugh, she sat down on the leather sofa and pulled in a deep breath. Her stomach was tied up in more knots than Fort Knox had locks and nervous nausea was rising in her throat.
Charlie's lungs felt like they were going to burst from the amount of effort she had forced into the scream. Bill had told her when he tied her to the chair, that it was pointless wasting her energy with trying to scream and shout through the rag in her mouth. He had said there was nobody around for miles, only wolves, but she had to keep trying."Sh… sh… she's in here, like you wa… wanted, Alpha," a man said."Thank you, Falcon. Make sure nobody goes to her unless they're with me. Understand?""I d… do. Yes, Alpha. Na...na… nobody."Charlie froze as the lock on the door banged and was promptly followed by the sound of creaking of wood. She held her breath as footsteps thudde
“He knows we’re coming?” Aiden was nervous. He had heard stories of shifters that had ventured into pack territory and none of them ever ended well.“Relax. He knows. I messaged him already, and his beta, too. Nobody will say anything about us being there. You’d think you were scared or something,” Simon said.“No, not scared. Just nervous, I guess. I don’t usually have any dealings with wolves, let alone a pack of them. They don’t take too kindly to my type of shifting.”Aiden looked around trying to get his bearings. They had been walking for a few hours and had ended up in what looked to be a tiny village. Cottages lined the road on both sides of him, each one looking exactly the same as another.
“Benjamin!”Sarah's world was threatening to crash around her as she ran down the street, faster than she had ever run before, screaming Ben’s name at the top of her lungs. As she reached the trio of snarling wolves, the man jumped in front of her.“You’re going to get yourself killed, woman. Stay out of it.” Simon told her.“I can’t!”Pushing Simon away, Sarah ran to Ben. It had been years since she had seen his wolf but it was still just as beautiful as the day he had first changed in front of her. After he had shifted, he had asked her if she had been scared, but she had felt nothing but love from the powerful beast.
“He’s going to get himself killed. You have to stop him, Ben.” Simon said.“You don’t even know where he’s gone and why should we bother anyway?” Paul said.Sarah scowled at the beta, leaning against Ben's living room.“He’s gone to Dawn,” Simon said.Sarah noticed the atmosphere in the room go from bad, to worse, as Paul and Ben stared at Simon.“What? Don’t look at me like that. It wasn’t my idea. He was coming to you guys for help but you royally fucked that up, didn’t you?” Simon said.Sarah wa
The hidden village sat at the end of a narrow winding lane, just wide enough for a car and bendy enough to completely disorientate anyone who was lost in the forest. Seemingly endless trees lay to both sides of Aiden as he walked down the centre of the lane, making sure he was in plain sight of the two sentries he knew were around the corner. He had already deduced during his scout of the area that neither of them seemed competent in their role. Both of the oversized men seemed to prefer leaning against the side of the boundary wall, rather than patrolling the area they were supposed to be watching.“We don’t allow visitors without the Alpha's approval. Pack policy,” the rotund, leather-clad man said as soon as Aiden was within earshot.“Is that so?” Aiden replied, running his fingers
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