Read Alpha Killian [by Jane Doe] Chapter 41
I opened my eyes and cringed against the bright light.
I was seriously getting tired of getting hurt, knocked out, or passing out.
I knew I was in the hospital when the smell of cleaner and sanitizer filled my nose. Something was stuck in my wrist, irritating my veins.
My first reaction was to rip the obstruction away and frantically search for Killian. I was a little upset seeing that he wasn’t here, but I knew it had to be something important that took him away.
“Luna.” Someone off to the side called out to me. I ignored them and picked at the IV taped onto my wrist.
“Luna, leave that in!” An older man’s voice called out. His hand grasped my own gently and peeled it away.
I looked into the eyes of the man, and had no clue who he was.
“I’m the pack doctor, Luna.” The man said, reading the confusion on my face.
My entire body felt sore, My torso radiated pain that cascaded down my lips, making my fingers feel numb.
I closed my eyes to fight against the headache that was beginning to form. The white walls and floor reflected the light and made my surroundings nearly blinding.
“Luna, you’ve been unconscious for a few days. I’m going to administer something through your IV that will help your strength return.” The pack doctor informed me, and I nodded with my eyes closed.
I couldn’t care less what he was giving me, as long as it wasn’t another attempt on my damn life.
The memories flashed through my head, reminding me how I ended up here in the first place.
I couldn’t begin to fathom what had happened, what I had seen with my own eyes. One of my closest friends shoved a dagger into me. Maria had tried to take my life.
I remembered Damien saying something about having a sister. That couldn’t possibly be Maria though, right?
She was the one who followed me into the forest when Damien and Blake were tormenting me. She had a mate. How could she betray the mate bond?
Even in the beginning, I couldn’t have betrayed Killian if I had tried.
Nothing made sense, and yet I knew what I saw.
I could feel the doctor injecting something into the IV and almost instantaneously I felt a rush of strength.
“This should also help your wolf wake up.” The pack doctor added.
I could feel Sierra stir in the back of my mind. She was groggy, and trying to block out the events that landed us in the hospital.
“What the hell happened to us.” Sierra groaned.
I shook my head, “I don’t think you want to know.”
“Maria. That bitch.” Sierra growled.
I sighed at her, but in all honesty I felt the same. “Get it out of your system, she’s probably long gone by now.”
“Stupid, two faced, no good human bitch.” Sierra muttered a string of curses, most of which I blocked out.
Somehow, I found the strength to open my eyes. I blinked back the tears that formed as my eyes adjusted to the blinding hospital room.
The pack doctor stood off to the side, writing something down on his clipboard.
“So Doc, am I gonna make it?” I let out a half hearted chuckle.
The Doctor looked up at me and raised his eyebrow, a small smile played on his lips. “I’m pleased to let you know, you will in fact make it.”
I tried to laugh at his comment, but a sharp pain radiated down my torso. The doctor noticed me flinch and scowled.
“That was a nasty wound when you first got here. Your healing has sped up exponentially, especially since the Alpha sat with you for two days.” The pack doctor nodded, and I felt Sierra’s ears perk up at the mention of our mate.
“He sat with me?” I tilted my head. I desperately missed Killian, and everything within me wanted to jump from this bed and hunt him down.
The doctor nodded, “He’s the one who found you. Just in time, I might add.”
“Did he- Did he find Maria?” I found myself asking, even though I already knew the answer.
The doctor frowned and shook his head, “I’m afraid she escaped before he arrived.”
I scowled at his words. I was so sure I heard the bedroom door slam open right after I was stabbed. If it wasn’t Killian, than who was it?
“She’s probably long gone by now.” I muttered.
“Alpha will find her eventually. She will be on the run for the rest of her life.” The doctor said simply, but the respect for his Alpha was clear in his voice.
A small smile formed on my face as logo pictured Killian, “You’re right about that.”
“Now back to your wound.” The doctor smiled, “With minimal movement, you should be fully healed within two days.”
“The last thing I want is bed rest.” I sighed, shaking my head.
“I know, Luna.” The Doctor smiled, “You’ve almost lost your life a couple times now, I think a day or two of bed rest will do you well.”
“I don’t know about you but I want bed rest with Killian.” Sierra smirked, and my eyes widened.
“We almost die and you’re thinking about that?” I sighed.
Sierra rolled her eyes, “Don’t act like you weren’t thinking the same thing.”
I ignored Sierra and gave the doctor reluctant smile. “Where is Killian, anyhow?”
The Doctor frowned and for a moment my heart leaped, “I don’t want to worry you, Luna.”
“Where is Killian?” My voice came out firm and strong, completely taking me off guard. I sounded exactly like a pissed off Luna.
The doctor sighed, “The Hunters have been spotted in the forest. Alpha has some warriors leading them to the Northern part of town. There’s going to be a battle, and that’s where it’ll take place.”
My breath caught in my throat at the thought of Killian fighting those Hunters. Rumors of Killian’s fighting skills were all I had to go on. I was seconds away from jumping off the hospital bed when the Doctor placed his hand on my shoulder.
“Luna, he’s the best fighter any of us have seen.” The Doctor reassured me. “He will come back to you.”
I let out a shaky sigh. I felt a little better, but my place was by Killian’s side. I should be with him, helping the pack instead of taking up a hospital bed.
“I have another patient to check up on, but I’ll be back shortly.” The Doctor gave me one last smile and left the room.
I sighed and leaned my head against the pillow. The sterile smell of the hospital was only adding to my anxiety. I felt uncomfortable and antsy.
“Killian?” I couldn’t help but try and reach out to him.
After a few seconds, his voice rang out.
“Claire, baby. You’re awake!” He sounded so relieved it made my heart jump.
“I am.” I smiled, instantly relaxed at the sound of his soothing voice.
“I wish I could be there with you.” Killian sounded sad, and I could feel guilt lingering within him.
I frowned, “Killian, it’s not your fault. Maria betrayed us all.”
“If I would’ve gotten there sooner, you’d be in my arms and not in the hospital.” Killian growled.
I closed my eyes and used the mate- bond to try and sooth some of his guilt. “You can’t think about what you could’ve done. I’m alive because of you.”
“I miss you, little mate.” Killian sighed.
I smiled, relishing the sound of his husky voice. “I miss you too, Killian.”
All of a sudden, something strange happened. I could hear the sounds of guns firing, wolves growling and feet hitting the wet earth through the mind-link.
“Killian?” I was starting to become frantic. “Killian, what’s going on?”
“The Hunter’s are here, baby.” His voice called out and I flinched as I heard the sound of tearing flesh. “I have to go, I’ll come to you when this is all over. I love you, Claire.”
My throat constricted and tears rushed to my eyes, “I love you too, Killian.”
The mate-link ended with an audible click, sounding like a telephone that had just hung up.
I knew what Killian was capable of, but the thought of him fighting against the Hunter’s filled me with constant panic.
I found myself sitting still on the hospital bed, straining my ears to see if I could make out what was happening. All I heard was the sound of the hospital staff chattering, and the sounds of patients moving about. I was too far away to hear what was going on.
My mind continued to race and I thought about Kira and her friend.
“Kira?” Again, I sounded almost frantic.
Kira’s voice exploded through my head, her excitement and relief were almost tangible. “Oh my goddess, Claire!”
“I’m alive.” I let out a little chuckle, “Are you alright? Is Sabrina alive?” “We’re both alive.”
Kira confirmed, and I felt relieved.
I frowned, knowing she felt guilty. I didn’t have access to Kira’s emotions, but knew her well enough. “This isn’t your fault Kira. None of us were expecting her to do this.”
“She’s just a human.” Kira’s voice sounded sad and small. “We should have been fast enough.”
“She was standing right in front of me, Kira. We may be werewolves, but there are some things even we can’t do.” It sighed.
“Hopefully Killian finds her.” Kira growled, “There’s at least five Lycan’s who want her dead.”
“Are you- Are you fighting too?” frowned, not entirely wanting an answer.
“No, Killian made me, Travis and Sabrina stay behind at the pack house.” Kira sighed, obviously not happy with his decision.
I felt even more relief, “Thank goodness. It’s bad enough Killian’s risking his life.”
“I don’t like it either.” Kira sighed.
I frowned, an errant thought running through my head. “Hey, do you know how Maria got away? She couldn’t have been fast enough to out run two Lycan’s.”
“She didn’t, I tried to tell Killian but our connection cut out. Someone barged through the-“
The mind-link was cut when someone entered my hospital room.
It wasn’t the Pack Doctor.
“Hello again, Claire.”