1. Really you only have mild lycanthropy and it’s largely under control with medication, plus the light pollution in your area is so bad you can hardly see the moon anyway. So you’ve changed maybe twice since diagnosis. No big deal. You have an emergency kennel. Lacking the usual outlet, your lycanthropy mainly manifests as an intense emotional reaction to dogs being told that they are good dogs, which never fails to make you sob.
2. You know, you should really have thought it through beforehand. It was careless. But there was a part of you that longed to be the first werewolf on the moon. And it was such an honour to be accepted into the space program! You never actually meant to get into the rocket, in the end. It just sort of happened. Now you’re half-way there and pretty sure there’s going to be a problem. Oops.
3. So your wolf form is fairly petite and scrubs up well and long story short with a prosthetic or two you’re now in the final of the dog agility contest and you might be able to win half of a rather fetching sofa. It’d be better if it were on a full moon, but you’ve got a bunch of moon videos to watch and you’re pretty hopeful that might work.
4. You spend each full moon locked away in a comfortable basement. You’re not sure if you’ve ever turned into a wolf but you do like rare steak so best to be on the safe side. You have a lot of books. You’re kind of looking forward to it.
5. You grew up with dogs. It’s not your fault. I mean, that’s kind of how you got bitten in the first place. Anyway, the rampage was going so well until someone threw a stick. Now you think the villagers might be mocking you, but also you just need to catch this one, you can totally do it, oh yes! Who’s a good girl?
6. You don’t actually turn into a wolf. You’re just the sort of person who feels very deeply about things and also has a mysterious and regrettable past. The wolf thing is a metaphor. You’re wishing you hadn’t adopted it now, though. These things get out of hand. Last night you metaphorically tore out the throats of two innocent bystanders, before metaphorically unleashing a bloodcurdling howl as you metaphorically slunk into the forest. You think you might also have metaphorically peed on a fire hydrant.
do you ever think about what happened after matthias died? crooked kingdom might end on what is, essentially, a hopeful note, but i don’t think these kids recover that cleanly or that easily. kaz brekker and his court nurse their grudges. they don’t forgive and forget. matthias helvar haunts them for the rest of their lives.
they don’t wage a war. they don’t hunt the young fjerdan drüskelle and cut out his heart. but nina, on her voyages in ravka, looks into the eyes of the fjerdan boys she wants to spare—the same as matthias’, but with none of the warmth—and remembers what his blood looked like on her hands. imagines that the blood of these boys would look the same against the snow. listens to the strange new power churning murkily at her fingertips and thinks, it would be so easy. in the darkest parts of the night she wraps herself in furs and imagines he breathes next to her. smiles through her tears and vows revenge not in the form of flesh and bone but in forgiveness —it’s painful, but she tries for him. there has been enough.
wherever she is, she pretends the lights are for him.
inej remembers the boy who had been taught hate and remembers the kindness he learnt instead. the boy who treated her with respect from the beginning, who found she was a storm and admired her for it. inej thinks of his strength; his unwavering presence and calm in the face of peril. remembers him whenever the ocean breeze brings the scent of snow and ice to her, and when she nestles in the roots of the tree in the garden of the van eck mansion, wondering if he found his god. sees cherry blossoms and thinks of him.
when the sun rises, and she is the only one on deck, she whispers a prayer. keep him safe.
the sight of matthias’ corpse is burned into jesper’s memory, awkward and ungainly, lying too still in the barge. he holds wylan a little tighter at night. brushes hair away from inej’s face, tucks his arm against nina’s shoulders, teases kaz. tells his father he loves him with more seriousness than the situation probably deserves. is left feeling hollow and slightly off-balance. jesper thinks of the conversation that seems an age away. ‘my ghost won’t associate with your ghost,’ matthias whispers. first he laughs, but this time, he’s not surprised by the fierce, sudden ache of tears. jesper doesn’t sleep that night. finds solace in a gambling den.
later, he pushes away the cards and storms out. let’s the rain fall on his face. strangely, it tastes like salt.
wylan finds his hands tremble at strange times. he sees a flash of blond hair and a long stride and whips around, blindly hoping that he defied everything just one more time—but every time it’s a member of the stadwatch, or the appleseller’s son. he knows how many times matthias saved his life, saved jesper’s. saved everyone. he holds it in to the point of breaking, before it rushes out in a flood—i wish i knew him better, he didn’t deserve to die, we were all supposed to make it jes, we were all supposed to make it—
of everyone, wylan thinks matthias deserved to be happy a little longer.
and kaz sits alone in his old office at the slat when everyone else is asleep or face-first in their cups. pours himself some whiskey and lets it burn down his throat. drinks a silent toast. an apology. because it’s his fault, isn’t it? they had believed they had won. he had believed. more fool you, he thinks bitterly. watches the birds veer and turn in the sky. knocks ink bottles over another forgery and finds himself standing amidst the wreckage of a broken room. thinks he should have fought a little harder. thinks he shouldn’t have let go so fast.
no one dares to comment he looks too tired for someone so young.
far away, on the shores on fjerda, the snow begins to fall heavier and thicker. the wind picks up.
I think I liked you better when you didn’t have a knife in your hand, Peaches...
When Blake finds herself sold out to the Saviours by her abusive fiancé, she realises that she’s certainly not on her own anymore and finds an unlikely friend in Negan. And Negan does NOT like men who beat their girlfriends, one tiny bit….
Franny is listening to a program on wolves. I say to her, Would you like to be a wolf? She answers haughtily, How stupid, you can’t be one wolf, you’re always eight or nine, six or seven. Not six or seven wolves all by yourself all at once, but one wolf among others, with five or six others.
“Do they really have to go?” I actually whine with my hands
latched around Jungkook’s.
“Don’t push our luck Soo-ya,”
Yoongi says sternly before my mates have the chance to, he is also able to pry
my hands away from the younger gently.
Jungkook is pouting but he nods,
“He’s right, we are lucky we even get to see you.”
I’m about to snap back with some
comment about how no one is in charge of me but snap my mouth closed when I
catch the warning look Namjoon is sending me to keep my mouth closed. I nibble
softly on my lip as I tuck my hands behind me and look around with wide
innocent eyes as if I wasn’t about to go alpha on their asses.
“I’ll lead the way out, we will see
you again tomorrow?” Namjoon glances to my mates to make sure it’s still
“Tomorrow,” Kris confirms.
“Goodbye,” I wave to them as they
go and like yesterday I feel strange watching them go out the back door.
Jin stops in the doorway and gives
me a small smirk, “I’ll bring your things tomorrow, you must be missing your
“I guess,” I cock my head in
confusion, I’ve never been a materialistic person so there aren’t many things I
feel attached to. It clicks in my mind a moment after making me grin in return,
“I really am.”
He bows his head before closing the
door behind him and leaving me with my mates. I turn around, giving them an
awkward smile I don’t really know where to go from here. Luckily my stomach decides
for me as it growls loud enough for everyone to hear.
Kris chuckles, “Hungry little
I nod bashfully.
“Did you hear that Kyungsoo? Your
mate is hungry, aren’t you going to cook for her?” Chen wraps his arm around
the round eyed boy. Kyungsoo glares at the other, he gives me a brief glance
before looking away.
“It’s alright,” I answer quickly,
“I can find something myself, no need to bother him.”
Kris chuckles as he comes a puts
his arm around my shoulders and kisses the top of my head, “We are not going to
make you find something, we are going to have a big breakfast to welcome you to
your new home.”
“While they are cooking though,”
Yixing comes to stand on my other side, “I promised you a bath and some fresh
“I thought we got to come too,” The
younger boys whine, earning a glare from their hyung.
I smile, “Of course you can come
along! The more the merrier!” Yixing is pouting but he doesn’t say anything
else as he leads me upstairs with Chanyeol, Baekhyun and Chen trailing behind
us. Like yesterday Yixing turns on the water for me before escorting himself
and the others out of the room so I can climb in and they can transform. This
time though there are lots of bubbles in the tub. I watch completely amazed as
they grow with the water. When the water is high enough I climb in the tub and
giggle as I’m swallowed up by the bubbles. “Hyungs!” I call once I’m situated.
The door opens and six wolves trot in, Sehun and Jongin being the two late
comers. Chanyeol rushes straight up to the tubs edge and licks my cheek making
“Hello to you too,” I greet happily
as I reach out to stroke his head.
Baekhyun runs forward and jumps in
the water with me causing it to spill out on the floor. Yixing is right there
teeth bared, ready to tear the younger boy a part but stops when I start
laughing uncontrollably. I can’t hold it in at the sight of the soaking wet
pink wolf looking at me with big scared eyes.
“This is what I’m talking about!” I
giggle gleefully. “It’s no fun taking a bath by yourself, right Baekhyun
The wolf gives me a grin as he nods
“Now if only the tub was a bit
bigger than everyone could jump in,” I pout.
The size doesn’t stop Chanyeol from
joining us in the water with a massive wolf grin. The other wolves scurry
closer eager to join us making me laugh.
“I’m not going to clean this up.”
“Where are the others?” Kris
questions when Yixing and I step into the delicious smelling kitchen. I try to
hide my smile by looking in any other direction.
“They made a massive mess so they
have to clean it up,” Yixing huffs still furious about the mess of fur and
water in his bathroom.
I chuckle and take the man’s hand
in both of mine, “I’m sorry Hyung, I take responsibility. They got a bit too
excited and jumped in the water with me.”
Yixing shakes his head, “They are
grown wolves and should be able to control themselves.”
“You sometimes slip up on that too,
Minseok answers as he stands up
from one of the stools at the island, “When anyone else comes near our little
wolf you get a bit aggressive which is very out of character for you.” He comes
closer, smirking when the younger visibly tenses, “You can’t keep her to
yourself you know. I would like to get to know our mate as well. I’m sure the younger
boys feel the same, not to mention that the head alpha hasn’t been able to mark
“We aren’t talking about things
like that yet,” Kris suddenly takes over the conversation, authority dripping
in his voice, his eyes fixated on the oldest.
“My bad,” Minseok chuckles as he
continues towards me, not even giving Yixing a glance.
“Any particular reason why?” Luhan
wonders from the island.
Kris sighs, “I would like her to
get used to being around us before we do something like that.”
Minseok hums in understanding
before placing his hands on my shoulders and steering me around the island to
be closer to not just Kris but also Kyungsoo who is focused on the food cooking
in front of him. Kris watches confused, the other four watch with the same
expression; Minseok stops places me only inches away from the other before
commanding, “Be warmer.”
I bite my lip, in my chest heart
wants to stop as embarrassment wraps around me. Am I that awkward? That cold?
“I’m sorry,” I choke out hanging my head low.
“Not you love,” The man quickly
corrects, sliding his arms around my shoulders to pull me into a back hug. “I’m
talking to the head Alpha who seems to have a constant poker face on. You are
doing great love,” He coos the last words before placing a soft kiss on my
“I wouldn’t look so poker faced if
everyone stopped touching her and gave me a chance to get closer with her.” The
head alpha snaps with such poison I find myself stepping back deeper into
Minseok’s embrace. But the older won’t let me get any farther away, instead he
pushes me closer.
“She’s closer, now stop with that
sour look, you are going to scare her,” Minseok reaches his arms out and grabs
Kris’s hands. He brings Kris’s large hands to my hips. Mine were curled up at
my chest, unsure of where to put them. Everyone continues to watch as Minseok
moves to my hands and places my little fists on Kris’s chest. The oldest stays
with his front pressed against my back, chin resting on my shoulder, making
sure I can’t back away. Kris is staring down at me, our height difference very
much apparent in this position. “Is this close enough?”
“Are you okay with this?” Kris’s
gaze softens as he looks at me.
I nod shyly.
“You can move away now Hyung,” Kris
nudges the other’s hips away but he pulls himself right back.
“I think I’m making her more
comfortable,” He chuckles, “Right sweet girl?”
I’m so thankful my blush isn’t
showing right now but embarrassment still coils in my throat leaving nodding as
my only option.
“See! She’s so happy she can’t even
speak!” Minseok pushes me further into Kris’s embrace, tightly sandwiching me
in between their tone chests in a warm hug. I hide my face in Kris’s chest,
knowing my cheeks are red enough to be seen even with my tan skin. Minseok
chuckles before tucking his face in the crook of my neck. “You smell
The three of us are brought out of
our moment by the sound of snapping wood a few feet away. Kyungsoo is watching
us with nothing but rage and jealousy, the broken wooden spoon is now on the
floor, whatever he is cooking is done cooking but he couldn’t care less. There
is thick tension in the air, the three seem to be having a silent battle, but
I’m confused. I thought that Kyungsoo didn’t like me.
Minseok chuckles, “Someone’s
Kyungsoo lets out a growl from deep
in his chest.
The growing intensity of the
situation and, I’m guessing, my reaction of burrowing myself in his chest,
force the head alpha to stop the on coming fight with a snarl of his own. “Kyungsoo.”
The large eyed boy looks to his
head alpha, anger still in his eyes, “What?”
Kris rolls at the younger’s
hostility, “If you are jealous just say so instead of acting like a child.
Would you like to hold her?”
Minseok doesn’t wait for a response
before lifting me out of Kris’s arms by the waist and carrying over to
Kyungsoo. Like before the oldest stops a few inches from the other, his hands
grab Kyungsoo by the arm, dragging him away form the stove and signaling Kris
to take care of the food. I’m staring down at my feet while this whole thing is
going on, horrified of the angry look Kyungsoo will be giving me. But suddenly
Minseok is pushed away from me. Kyungsoo has me tight in his arms, one wraps
securely around my waist, his other hand is tucked in the hair at the base of
my head, forcing my face into the crook of his neck to breath him in. He
doesn’t need to force me at all though to be honest, I’ve wanted to inhale his
chocolate like scent since I first saw him.
My hands wrap around to his back, I
fist the back of his shirt, pulling him even closer. For a minute I forget that
everyone is watching us, it’s just him and I right now. His sweet scent starts
to consume my mind, awakening my omega, making my whole body begin to tingle,
and I find myself wanting more.
“What the hell!” A younger wolf snarls.
I try to jump away from Kyungsoo, my body now burning with humiliation. I just
got too excited from his scent, I need to get away from him right now and hide.
“Sehun, you need to calm down right
now,” Minseok seethes from only a few inches away now, once again sandwiching
me in between him and Kyungsoo. His hands are on my shoulders despite
Kyungsoo’s obvious distaste of the action. “This is nothing to be embarrassed
about love, it’s completely okay.”
“He’s just jealous he wasn’t
involved,” Kris chirps in as he pats my head.
“How about we all stop touching her
for a minute?” Suho suggests, “Give her a minute to breath.”
The three around me sigh but slowly
start to pull away, I let the two closest to me slip away but I capture Kris’s
hand on my head, “This is enough space to breath, I don’t need any more.”
Staring down at my feet I just hear
Kris chuckle and say softly, “Okay little wolf, would you like to sit next to
me at the table?”
“Please?” I peek up at him.
“Of course!” He wraps his arms
around my shoulders and leads me through the rest of the kitchen to the dining
room with a group of wolves shuffling behind us only until Kris yells at them.
“You guys help with the food!”
As head Alpha Kris sits at the head
of the table, he sits me on his left, Minseok comes in a moment later with a
plate of pickled radish in his hands and take the other spot next to me. “I
hope you are hungry.”
I nod eagerly, “I really am, it’s a
lot harder not eating with so much food around.”
“I’ve been wondering about that,” Luhan
appears in the seat across from me, adding another plate to the table, followed
by Suho. “Did you have to live off the land or did you go into town for
“We survive mostly off small
animals during the winter, we eat more fruits and vegetables during the warmer
months when we can find them.”
“Have you ever gone into the city?”
I shake my head, “I’ve only ever
been in a small town in the north that we stopped in a couple times a couple
decades ago. We stayed at a hotel there that a friend of ours owns.”
“What about your education?” Suho
questions, concern obvious on his face, “You seem completely fine when it comes
to speech but how is your reading and writing?”
“I’m probably a little better than
you would expect from someone who has never been in an actual school. Namjoon
is really smart so he taught us a bit after we got out and added Jungkook since
he was so young at the time we wanted him to have a better education than any
of us had.” By now everyone is at the table that is completely filled with
delicious looking food. The smells have my mouth watering, “This looks
amazing!” I say excitedly scanning all the food, a few different kinds of meat,
lots of vegetables, and a bowl of rice for each person. “Did Kyungsoo hyung
make this?” I look to the large eyed man who just nods. “Thank you so much!”
“Show your gratitude by eating a
lot,” He responds with a stern voice, “You are too thin.”
“I will!” I look to Kris for
permission to eat, he nods with a smile, allowing me to be the first to dig in.
As I thought the food is absolutely delicious, it has been far too long since
I’ve had two home cooked meals in a row.
“After she eats a little more,”
Kris says suddenly, glaring daggers down the table. I glance up and down the
table confused with my mouth full of food. Kris chuckles as he brushes a grain
of rice off my chin, “the want to ask you more questions but I said to wait
until you’ve eaten more, you look like you were starving. I’m sorry, I’ve had
you in my care for less than twenty four hours and you’ve already been in a
fight, got hurt, ran outside into the freezing cold multiple times, and let you
starve. You must think we are horrible mates.”
I wave his worry away as I quickly
swallow my food, “You are wonderful mates! I’ve already eaten more in the time
I’ve spent with you than I have this whole week. When it comes to the fighting
that was all me, I got myself into it, that happens. I’m sorry I attacked your
friend, it won’t happen again.”
“Don’t worry about any of that
right now, you have no reason to apologize, Taemin was being an idiot,” Minseok
places his hand on my back.
“What kind of questions do you guys
want to ask me?” I wonder setting my chopsticks and spoon down.
“No,” Kyungsoo glares at me, “Eat
I smile at him, “What questions do
you have for me Hyung?”
“I have a question!” Chanyeol
raises his hand eagerly. “Since you were raised as an alpha surrounded by
strong alphas how did you handle your heat?”
Back to wolf era: what would exo’s fur/eye pattern/color be
Picture one: Baekhyun (white and blue eyes) Picture two: Chanyeol (brown/red hair and hazel eyes) Picture three: Tao (Grey/white and grey eyes) Picture four: Kai (Brownish/Grey and hazel eyes) Picture five: Luhan (White and blue eyes. I know it looks like a fox but it’s the Arctic wolves) Picture six: Lay (brown/white/grey and green/hazel eyes/ Mexican wolf)
People talk about the alpha instinct, an alpha’s head being swayed by a nice-smelling omega, or the desire to drop everything and show off. Derek’s never felt any of that. He’s just not that kind of alpha.
The key isn’t actually being confident, he repeats in his head in Lydia’s breathy voice. It’s faking the hell out of it and looking as sexy as possible while you do it. For omegas, it’s easy. There’s a natural charm to all of us that only takes seconds to engage, and barely takes practice.
Walk into the room, he chants in his head. Own it, and look people in the eyes. Find the best looking alpha, have them buy you a drink, and the rest is easy.
“So who were those other wolves out
there?” I wonder as I peek out behind Kris. The four wolves that had peeked out
of the forest have now collected the alpha I fought with and returned to the
forest, not before giving me a dirty look. At the same time my other mates
appeared their alpha pheromone dominates the air, making me feel like I’m
suffocating. The six of us are still standing inside, we had decided to at
least go into the living room to let the others catch more of my scent. My
hyungs are close by, I can smell them but they must have noticed the new wolves
and decided to hang back.
“They are our brother pack,” Kris
“They must not be too happy that I
attacked their pack member are they?”
Yixing growls, “I don’t give a fuck
about how they feel, they’re just lucky we didn’t tear him to shreds for
I cling to the back of Kris’s shirt
when I begin sensing Yixing’s anger, “Hyung.”
“Sorry,” He takes a few deep
breaths in a sad attempt to calm himself down.
I glance around, “Where is Baekhyun
“He went out to talk to your pack,
we were planning on having them here before the others returned but I guess
that isn’t going to be happening,” Tao sighs.
Kris groans, running his hands
through his hair he decides, “We should do this now, they are going to get mad.”
“Suho and Minseok hyung are already
fuming,” Kai clucks his tongue.
“Someone go grab them some clothes,
we don’t need them flashing her the first time they meet. Yixing, keep an eye
on Chanyeol, I’m expecting him to be the most eager to get closer to her. I’ll
keep an eye on Minseok hyung since he might be pretty bad too.”
Kai sets off in search of clothing.
Sehun scoffs, “Are you really going
to try and get in between Minseok, Luhan, and Suho hyung and our mate? They are
going to fight you hard on that one.”
“How do you think they are going to
react to my past and my pack?” I wonder, feeling uneasy about these new mates.
“I didn’t even think about telling
them about your past,” Yixing sighs in obvious frustration.
“Let us take this one step at a
time, starting with walking out there,” Kris officially decides. “Open the door
Tao sighs but obeys, he slowly
unlatches the door and pushes the massive wall of windows to the side, opening
the room to the cold. Kris forces himself to step aside but keeps his arm
around my shoulders. My eyes go wide at the sight of six beautiful wolves
sitting in the snow. I don’t feel scared as bad as I did yesterday, but it’s
still there gripping my heart, ready to send me into panic mode.
“They are so pretty,” I mumble
softly, unconsciously reaching out my hand to run it through their fur but I
notice and pull my hand back. “Sorry, most alphas probably don’t want to hear
Kris chuckles, “So bashful again
“Do you want me to start fighting
again?” I tease.
“Please no, someone is going to
“Can I go touch them?” I look to
him for permission, which he gives me with a gentle nudge forward. I take a
deep breath and step out onto the cold stone patio. A few more steps and I’m
back in the snow, I should have asked for shoes but I’m this far, no going
back. Unconsciously I approach one specific wolf, his scent draws me in,
coffee. “You are the one who distracted me during the fight,” I note mostly to
myself but they hear. The caramel colored wolf looks away from me to glare at
the head alpha. “Don’t be mad at him,” I quickly defend, “I was just causing
trouble. I tend to do that.” I’m trying my best to be playful but he just
continues to glare, actually making Kris gulp. I cock my head, “You must be
His head snaps back to me.
“So is that a yes?”
“They actually haven’t told me much
about any of you, or the fact that any of you existed but they mentioned a few
names. Who is Luhan hyung?” I’m trying so hard to be warm, and I’m actually
really impressed with how little my hands are shaking and that my heart hasn’t
pounded out of my chest. Hesitantly a pretty auburn wolf comes forward, I give
him a small smile and a bow. “And than I think it was Chanyeol hyung?” A silver
wolf steps forward, this one with much more excitement, he makes me think of Baekhyun
but Baekhyun has a much pinker tint compared to this new wolf. “Who was the
scary one you mentioned? Soo hyung?” I nervously scan the three other wolves,
none of them look particularly scary in fact one stands out to me. His big eyes
lock with mine making my heart melts. “So cute!”
Jongin sees me take a few steps
toward the wolf, “That is Kyungsoo hyung, or Soo hyung. He doesn’t like being
“Oh, thank you for letting me
know,” I bring my hands to my chest to keep myself from touching them recklessly.
But out of the corner of my eye I swear I see Kyungsoo giving Kai a death glare.
“After that I think they mentioned Suho,” I watch the last two and see a tan
wolf nod his head at me. I bow back before looking at the last one. With an
encouraging nod of Kris I approach the last wolf who is a beautiful dark shade
of brown, “I’m sorry they didn’t mention your name, you must be the well
behaved one, from what I’ve heard in these brief ten minutes is that all the
others are trouble.” The wolf laughs making me smile.
“I have clothes for them,” Kai
mentions with a giant stack of clothing in his hands.
“Could I go talk to my pack so you
can have a good talk with yours?” I ask Kris with a big smile. A chorus of
growls erupt from the wolves sending me back on to the patio and into Yixing’s
“They probably don’t like the idea
of you leaving at the moment,” Yixing informs me.
“I think they are coming our way
again anyway,” Kris sighs, “They must have felt your fear spike suddenly.”
“There they are,” Tao nods toward
the forest where a black wolf appears. “Or at least one of them.”
Without a thought I book it pass my
mates and right into the snow without a single thing on my mind other than for,
“My pup!” I basically scream when Kookie and I get closer. I didn’t realize how
much I missed him, I know it has only been a day but that is a long time for
us. He tackles me to the ground and licks my face all over, making me a
giggling mess beneath him. “Kookie!” I scold through my laughing.
“Hyung!” Jimin and Taehyung yell as
they also bust out of the forest, behind them is the rest of my pack and
Baekhyun who is just glaring at our touchy interactions.
He pushes through my pack to get to
Jungkook and I, “Unless you want your throat ripped out, I suggest you remove
yourself from her. We may know what is going on but our other pack members
don’t and they are not in the best mood right now.”
Baekhyun’s sweet playful demeanor
from yesterday seems completely different as he grabs Jungkook by the back of the
neck and pulls him off me. “Come with me little wolf before the backyard
becomes a battle field. You will be able to talk with your pack after we
explain things,” He offers me a hand.
“Please go with him Insoo,” Namjoon
quickly encourages me. “I would prefer not to fight with the black dragons.”
“I’m with Namjoon on this, please,”
Yoongi almost begs, looking to the house with worried eyes. I follow his gaze
back to the house to see eleven of my mates staring us down with angry blood
red eyes. Jungkook whimpers with his head bowed to the obviously more powerful
group, in fact looking to my pack I see that they are all backing down with
their eyes to the ground. I gulp nervously but accept Baekhyun’s hand, he
surprises me by just scooping me up.
“It’s freezing cold and you are out
here dressed like this, what kind of mates let their mate out like this,” He
mumbles mostly to himself as he carries me back across the field. “We should
take this inside before she catches a cold.” He doesn’t even bother to wait for
his brothers he just carries me inside like I’m a fragile little egg that is
going to break. He sets me down on the cold couch before wrapping me up in the
blanket that one of the others brought. Kris is kneeling in front of me peeling
off the socks he had just put on me that are now soaking wet.
“No more going outside until we
have proper clothes for you,” Kris declares. The wolves come in, two of them
rush passed with their clothing in their teeth, Minseok and Suho, while the
others stop by me. Chanyeol is the first to come right up to me, he sniffs my
clothes, his nose wrinkles.
“Do I smell like my pack again?” I
sniff my sleeves and only find Yixing’s sweet scent now mixing with another
sweet smell, like fresh cakes.
“You reek of Yixing hyung since you
slept in his room and his clothes,” Baekhyun explains as he fetches me a mug of
tea. “Even thought he is also your mate, we don’t like any other alpha smell
near our mate.”
“Sorry Hyung,” I reach other
without a thought and stroke the silver blue wolf’s fur. He cocks his head in
confusion, “Ah, the hyung thing, we will explain that when everyone is here.”
“So you need to go upstairs and get
dressed,” Kris commands. I’m surprised when the big wolf just comes closer and
nuzzles his snout into my stomach. “Chanyeol,” The head alpha tries again,
making the younger whine.
“Don’t you want to be able to talk
to me?” I tempt the wolf with a smile. He groans but quickly heads off towards
the stairs, leaving the other three behind. They stare at me, Chen and Luhan
are closer, within touching distance while Kyungsoo is far out of my reach.
“Are you all going to transform? I actually kind of want to see you react to my
past, I didn’t get to see yesterday because I passed out.”
All eyes go to Kris who already has
his hands up, “It was an accident.”
“We were gone for a week and all
hell breaks loose,” An unfamiliar voice snaps from the hall. Two men come in,
they are about the same height but one looks much younger than the other. The
last three wolves are off to transform so they can join the conversation as
well. One with cat like eyes glares at Kris for a moment before looking down at
me huddled on the couch and his face softens. “Hello little wolf.”
I sniff the air, “Coffee,” I hum.
“You must be Minseok hyung.”
He smiles cutely, “I am, I’m very
happy to meet you my lovely little wolf.”
“It’s nice to meet you too,” I try
to stand to greet him properly but the second I try Kris’s hands are on my
shoulders pushing me back into the couch.
“Your feet are freezing, how can
you not notice?” The older scolds as his large hands gently massage my
I look down at my feet, “I haven’t
really noticed, I think they are numb.” I try to curl my toes with little to
basically no response at my brain’s command, “Yep, they are completely numb.”
“Can you feel this?” Minseok is
suddenly a lot closer, his hands are on my ankles, his touch sends a shot of
electricity up my leg making me jump away. He holds his hands up, showing me
that he means no harm but it’s not that I’m scared, my heart is just racing.
“I can feel that,” I whimper.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to
frighten you,” He stands up and takes a few steps back.
“You didn’t frighten me, you
shocked me,” I look down at my hands nervously.
“Do you want another bath?” Yixing offers,
he joins me on the couch, sitting as close to me as possible. I see the way
Minseok watches our physical interactions with irritated jealousy.
I pout, “Another one? I guess, just
to warm me up, but only if you sit with me again.”
“Why him again?” Sehun pouts.
Tao joins in on the whining, “Why
not one of us?”
“Because from what I’ve heard you
guys can’t control yourselves around me, but lets say I give you the benefit of
the doubt, do you think you can handle being locked in the same room as me while
I’m completely naked and basically defenseless?” I cock a brow at them, “Kai
saw me in just a towel and went complete alpha on me, do you think you can
The two boys share an angry look
but say nothing more. Baekhyun steps forward, “I can do it.”
“Okay, lets go Hyung,” I try to
stand up but Yixing has his arm around my shoulders in and instance.
“She asked for me,” The older of
the two snaps.
“Can both of you just come along?
The more the merrier,” I suggest, hoping to defuse the situation.
“Where are we going? Can I come
too?” A tall man bounces into the room, silver hair a ruffled mess, a massive
smile on his handsome face. The scent of cake tickles my nose.
“Chanyeol hyung?” The other three
come into the room, one with big round eyes catches my eye, “Soo hyung?” The
man stops, his eyes seem to get bigger when he sees me. I can’t help but smile
at him, something about this man makes me feel more warm at just the sight of
“Hello,” He bows his head, “I am
Kyungsoo.” He makes me think of hot chocolate. From his dark brown hair to his
chocolate colored eyes, heart shaped lips make me think he is a soft person but
I remember Jongin’s words and curl back into myself.
“Of course, I’m sorry for speaking
so informally,” I bow my head apologetically.
“Ignore him Love,” Yixing guides my
gaze back to him with a soft caress of my cheek. “You look cold, lets get that
I’m about to agree when movement on
the edge of the forest catches my eye, “What about my pack? Aren’t we going to
“What do you need to explain?” One
steps forward, “Did something happen?”
I look to my six mates who already
know, “Should I just say it?”
Kris sighs, “Might as well, Tao,
can you go get her pack in here? Take them in the front go and down into the
basement to hang out while we talk about this.”
“Why do I have to take them?” Tao
pouts, earning himself a dirty look from me.
I narrow my eyes at him, “Do you
have a problem with my pack?”
“Of course not!” He replies quickly
followed by soft words that melt my heart, “I would just rather be up here with
“How about if you are nice to my
pack I’ll let you come in when I take a bath too?”
His eyes light up like fireworks,
“Yes, but only if my pack gives you
a good review so be nice.”
He nods eagerly before rushing
outside. I chuckle as I watch him go to my waiting pack.
“Now what is the world is going
on?” Minseok asks as he sits on my other side.
I look at Kris, “Any suggestions on
where I should start off?”
(the correct term was a ‘Potential Lifemate’, Scott insisted, after Stiles had sworn him to secrecy).
When he was a kid, Stiles signed himself up as a ‘Mail-Order Bride’ for a werewolf. Now, he’s 21, and it’s time to meet his 'potential lifemate’. Oh, and somehow, he’s got to tell his father what he’s done.
Summary: Werewolves, contrary to popular belief, are usually gentle creatures. Except for a very specific set of circumstances, they would never hurt a human (on purpose). The few unfortunate times when mistakes were made put a permanent dark mark on the beasts and people began labeling them as monsters. What the human population failed to recognize was the fact that they were protecting us from something much more sinister. Luckily, a few survived and the gene was passed down hereditarily until one day finding its way to me… in the form of my best friend.
Loyalty is often as blind as justice should be, as unstable as a lightning storm ought to be, and as misplaced as an opinion in the truth.
The drumming of my heartbeat. A solid, rhythmic bu-dum bu-dum.
I can’t open my eyes- no, I don’t want to.
It feels as if I’ve been body slammed by a concrete wall or mauled by another werewolf. It’s not so much an aching pain though, but like thousands of needles are driving into my skin. My chest feels heavy, breathing labored.
Demons. No, a demon. Singular. A little girl with crimson eyes. No, not a little girl. Halsahm. That was its name. It had been inside my mind. It had said something about Munhee. But what? My head throbs. The hallway. The pit in the middle of her workshop. Everything starts to seep back into place.
* Wolf Lord Finn Goresson boards the gargantuan Ork warship Starkrusha, with a small force of Space Wolves. Six months later, he emerges from the ship with Warboss Godstompa’s head hanging from his belt.