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Chosen by Fate, Rejected by the Alpha

Chapter 32 - Trinity-Talking To Nothing

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Trinity

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 "Don't walk away from me." He said walking after me. I ignored him and kept walking down the hallway at a brisk, but mostly normal pace. "Dammit Little Bunny, stop right now." I hated when he used that stupid nickname, but I wasn't going to give him the satisfaction of a response, so I kept walking.

 He caught up to me after just a minute. I was almost to the end of the hall, almost out of the south wing and back to the comfort of the north wing that I knew so well.

 "I said don't walk away from me." He grabbed me by the wrist, forcing me to turn and look at him. He didn't grab me hard, and it didn't hurt in the least. That surprised me. For all his threats he'd made, he hadn't hurt me physically, yet. Once he had me facing him, he asked me his question again. "What the hell were you doing down here Little Bunny?" He asked me, his voice growing firm and deep as he got more and more angry.

He was only gripping my wrist lightly, so I yanked hard and pulled myself free. I then turned my back on him and continued walking. This time he had had enough. He spun me around, threw me over his shoulder, and marched me to my room, which was at the end of the hallway I had just entered. I managed not to yelp or gasp as he did this.

 He sat, or for a better word threw, me on my bed and then stalked back to the door and leaned against it. I had no escape, unless I could make it to the bathroom before he caught me. He noticed where I was looking and narrowed his eyes with annoyance.

 "Don't even try, I would catch you." He growled, still glaring at me. "Now, start talking. First why have you been ignoring me?" He demanded. I put on a smile that was filled with fifty percent fake sincerity, fifty percent annoyance, and once hundred percent I hate the Alpha.

 "Oh, well you see Reece, I just didn't think you were in that habit of talking to nothing." I told him. He looked at me perplexed. "That's what I am, right? I'm nothing to you. I just didn't think you would want to talk to nothing. And believe me, I was really surprised when you managed to touch nothing too, though I would really rather you didn't." I said in my I truly hate you, but I'm going to ruin you tone of voice.

 I saw his face go from annoyed to shocked to pissed off then he spoke.

 "Feel better yet Little Bunny?" He asked me, annoyance filling his voice.

 "Not in the least Benji." I told him. He cocked his head to the side, confused.

 "Benji?"

 "You showed an intense displeasure to Fido, so I had to rename the puppy." He growled at that.

 "You think you're funny, don't you?"

 "Extremely, just like you think you're so strong, just cause you're tall and can carry me over your shoulder."

 "No, I know I'm strong, but I've been holding back out of respect, don't make me lose that for you. Got it."

 "Same to you." I grumbled at him.

 "Moving on." He shook his head, like he was trying to move past the meaningless, trivial blabber. "Why were you down that hall?"

 "No one has ever shown me around, so I decided to show myself around." I said matter-of-factly. "So, who is she?" I asked him flat out.

 "Who is who? I don't know who you're talking about." He avoided the question.

 "Don't give me that." I thundered at him in as loud of a voice as I could. He quirked an eyebrow as if he thought my yelling was just for show.

  "Who is that woman you have staying down that hall? Is she your girlfriend? Lover? Was she who you wanted to be with before I showed up? Because remember I tried to get away fr-."

 "First, I couldn't get you to answer me, now you won't shut up long enough for me to answer." He complained, interrupting me.

 "You know what they say, be careful what you wish for." I told him with a small laugh.

 "Smart ass." He snapped at me.

 "Dumbass." I snapped right back. I wasn't going to let him get me off track. I wasn't going to let him think I was that easily quelled.

 "It's no-." I could already tell he was going to brush me off. Then he would just think that he could walk all over me.

 "Don't tell me it's nothing. Whoever she is, she has her own room here at your house, she's obviously someone that you care deeply about."

 "You don't know what you're talking about." Every time he spoke it was in a growl, his anger was worsening.

  "I know that there is a woman down that hallway. I smelled her scent and heard her heartbeat." I told him.

 "Drop it." He snapped at me.

  "No. You've told me that I must not embarrass the pack. That means that even though you and I are mates in name only, I can't find someone else. If I can't have someone else, then neither can you." I yelled at him.

 "You've got it wrong."

"I highly doubt that. I refuse to let you have a secret lover, especially living in the same house as me. I may only be a mate in name only, but I am also the Luna of this pack and I will banish her if I have to."

 "She's my mother for Goddess' sake!" He screamed at me.

 His words shocked me. I was floored. His mother? The previous Luna? No one has seen or heard from her for about seven years now. Not since Reece had taken over the pack. I had assumed that she was dead, most of the pack had assumed that.

 "I thought your mother died." I told him, confused.

"A lot of people think that." He sighed while looking down at the floor. "But in truth, my father's death broke her."

 "Broke her? What do you mean?" His voice sounded so sad when he had spoken that I felt the need to comfort him, but I fought against it and asked to know more instead.

 "She is nothing but the shell of the person she used to be. She just sits there, day in and day out. There is a maid that goes in there to take care of her. A doctor that checks on her. But she has not moved, spoken, or even looked at me in seven years."

 "She's catatonic?" I asked, shocked at what I was hearing.

 "Yes." He sighed, nodding.

 "That must be rough." I told him. "I'm sorry to hear that."

  "I don't need your pity." He snapped.

 "That is such a man thing to say. Empathy is not the same thing as pity you idiot." He growled at me again. "If you keep growling like that you will likely lose your voice or turn into a dog for real, one or the other." He growled yet again causing me to laugh at him.

 "Why am I just now hearing about your mother?" I asked him. "I'm living here with you, and obviously misunderstandings are bound to happen. Why didn't you tell me before today?"

 "Because it's none of your business."

 "Actually, it is."

 "How do you figure?" He asked.

 "Well let's see, first is because I am your mate and therefore what affects you affects me, even if I am a mate in name only I still must know about the major things, especially those inside the house. Second is because I am the Luna, and she is a pack female which makes her my business." He opened his eyes wide at my words like he didn't expect me to have such a compelling answer for him.

 "Fine, I will tell you about major things from now on." He grumbled. "But leave my mother alone. There isn't anything that can be done for her."

 "So, you just leave her there? Letting a maid take care of her and a doctor see her?" I asked, shocked. I loved my family, even my grandfather for some reason, I could never ignore them like that.

 "Don't try to tell me how to run my family." He yelled. "You know nothing about me, my family, or my life."

 "And whose fault is that?" I yelled right back at him. I was on my feet now, marching across the room, I couldn't hold my anger in any longer.

 "You don't need to know any more than what I tell you." He growled as he flung the door open and left the room, slamming the door shut behind him.

 "JERK!" I yelled after him for good measure. I knew full well he could hear me, in fact I was glad he could.