Chapter 12 - Trinity- I've Done What Now? Oh Goddess, Help Me!
Before I could even see what happened the weight holding me down was gone. There was the sound of wolves snarling and snapping at each other. I had never seen either of these wolves before, but I definitely recognized the scent of the second wolf that had arrived. It was the Alpha. Oh Goddess, what is he doing here? I thought. But then I noticed that he seemed to be attacking the wolf that attacked me. So, either he didn't send that wolf and wasn't mad at me, or he wanted to deal with me himself.
I was stunned for a moment. And hypnotized. Watching the two wolves fight each other. Plus, I had never seen the Alpha in his wolf form, and the other night was the first time I had seen his face up close. Why was I seeing so much of him lately?
When he was in wolf form his fur was mostly black, he had gray around his face and on his underbelly that extended down around the insides of his legs and under his tail. His wolf eyes were a bright gold, a slight contrast to the deep rich honey golden color I had seen the other night. In either form he was gorgeous. And he took my breath away. But since his wolf form stood about as tall as me with paws larger than my head, lethal was the word I should be using for him.
I heard more people approaching us followed by a loud yelp. The wolf who had attacked me was now lying motionless on the ground.
Coming back to my senses I got to my feet and started to turn away from the scene. I was going to run for my life, but I was halted by a deep, smooth voice. It felt like something deep inside of me was churning just listening to that voice. I had heard it before but had never felt a reaction like this.
"Don't you dare run again. Stay right where you are." He told me. I had no choice but to stay. I knelt on the ground and sat on my heels with my head bowed. I was too afraid to look at him.
"Trinity." I heard Noah's voice, as the others I had heard coming towards us were finally close enough to see what had happened. They would have made it sooner if they had changed into wolf form, but there had to be someone around to carry the extra clothes for the Alpha, and to carry the prisoner that was now lying unconscious on the ground.
"Noah?" I called out to him, confused.
"Dammit Trinity, why didn't you check your messages?" He asked me with anger clear in his voice.
"I figured you were all just angry at me for not telling you that I was not coming home last night. I was going to explain everything when I got home."
"Explain what?" I heard the Alpha growl behind me. It was clear he didn't like me, his voice made that abundantly clear.
"Why I was acting so weird the last few days and why I was gone last night."
"Where were you?" Noah asked before the Alpha had a chance.
"I fell asleep at Juniper's house after spending the day hanging out with her and her mate. I hadn't intended to, but I had two nights of broken sleep and two early mornings in a row. The exhaustion caught up to me." I was looking at Noah out of the corner of my eye. He had handed the Alpha a bundle of clothes and was staring at me in disbelief. I was still not ready to look at the Alpha.
"Why did you leave so early yesterday? Why was your phone off all day? Why were you ignoring your family?" Noah threw question after question at me.
"I wasn't ignoring you. When I was with Juniper, we went to the movies and saw a double feature, I had to turn my phone off. I'm sorry Noah." I put my sincerest feelings into my voice, hoping he would understand.
"Why didn't you tell anyone what happened at the Harvest Moon Gathering?" He asked me.
"What are you talking about?" I asked him, playing innocent. I heard the Alpha roar behind me. "Are you referring to how I got in the Alpha's way and angered him? How I have been wondering how he will punish me ever since?" I asked Noah, letting the Alpha know very clearly that I hadn't intended for it to happen and I have been stressing over it ever since.
"Do you not know what happened?" Noah asked me.
"What are you talking about?" I asked him.
"Trinity, you mated."
"Mated?" I shouted. "With who?"
"With me." I heard the Alpha growl behind me, the sound of his voice made me shiver and made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up all at the same time.
"What are you saying?" I asked them. "That can't be true. I can't mate with anyone, especially the Alpha." I pleaded.
"Trinity, when the Alpha is near, do you notice his scent stronger than anyone else's?" Noah asked me.
"Don't you know what that means?" He made it clear that he thought I was being slow on purpose.
"I've never been around the Alpha before. I didn't know how his presence affected the pack. How was I supposed to know that the Alpha wasn't like that with everyone?" The Alpha growled at my words.
"Are you ignorant of our culture as well?" He asked in a condescending tone.
"No, I am not ignorant. But having never come face to face with the alpha of my pack, I did not know if he would have that kind of effect on more than just me. No one ever talked about the scents of a mate bond when I was growing up, so all my knowledge is on a purely academic level." I was growing frustrated with the two of them.
"Well, I am here to tell you now, girl, you are my mate. And you're coming with me."