Alpha’s Unhinged Mate by Jessica Hall Chapter 16

Read Alpha’s Unhinged Mate by Jessica Hall Chapter 16

Stepping inside the enormous mansion, I was shocked to find that it didn’t look like some bachelor pad. Everything is in pristine condition much like the town. Not a thing out of place. I could feel Layla watching through my eyes and for once, I didn’t shove her back letting her see what I saw. Everything was so white, white marble floors, white walls, white c******s on either side of the doors. Everywhere I looked it was white. The ceiling was so high, not even with a ladder would you reach it. Giant skylights directly above us brightened the room. A huge white marble staircase ran up the centre of the house. The place had no clutter and no personality. No pictures on the walls, no plants, nothing decorative at all.

“Geez, is he a germaphobe?” Layla asked. Making me laugh, not realising I also laughed out loud. Alpha Damien stopped, making me run straight into his back. He turned around, dropping my bags, folding his arms across his chest and looking down at me. I wanted to shrink under his intense gaze.

“What’s so funny?” He said, his eyes daring me to lie to him. I swallowed, not liking the way he was looking at me.

“S**t, now you did it.” Layla said to me.

“You said it not me, now I’m the one in trouble” I told her, making her snicker. I rolled my eyes at her. Only to anger the Alpha more. D**n, I really need to make sure I watch my reactions when talking to her. Just strange because the last few weeks she has been more talkative, and I am not used to it.

The Alpha growled . And I realised what I did wrong. He assumed I rolled my eyes at what he said.

“I wasn’t rolling my eyes at you, Layla said something is all” I quickly explained. The Alpha seemed to search my face for a few seconds.

“Well, what did she say then?” He asked, I gulped, stepping back as he moved even closer. So close I could feel the heat from his body seeping into me.

I opened my mouth before closing it. Not wanting to be rude. I was already in enough trouble with the entire Brent incident.

“Well, are you going to answer, I haven’t got all day Lily, so spit it out” He growled annoyed.

“She asked if you were a germaphobe. Okay, that is all” I said, looking away embarrassed. He turned around walking toward the staircase, I let out the breath I had been holding.

“I’m not a germaphobe. I just believe if everything has a place, there is no reason for it to be out of place” He told me, not adding anything else, leaving me to ponder over his words. Where do I fit then, because this isn’t exactly a place I would call home?

Why do I have a feeling living here was going to be a nightmare? He walked up the stairs, and I followed behind him, not knowing where to go. When we reached the top, he turned towards the right, following the hallway down to the end before opening the double doors. I looked in the other direction only to be met with a steel door halfway down the corridor, blocking off that end of the house.

“Lily” He yelled out, making me run in the direction he went.

This house was huge yet had nothing that would resemble actual people living here, it looked more like a show home than somewhere people would live. Everything in light tones showing just how clean it is. Light filtering in from the sunlights made the place look even bigger under the natural light. Walking through the beige double doors, I find it’s a bedroom. A king-size four-poster bed set in the middle of the room and a walk-in closet with a bathroom on the side. Huge bay windows sat looking over the town with thick, heavy looking drapes to block out the light.

Alpha Damien walked into the closet. I followed in after him and gasped at what I saw. Everything was colour coordinated and labelled. Talk about control freak. Who the h**l colour coordinates their clothes. I was more of a jam them in the draw type of a girl or leave them in the basket and dig through it, type of person. Here everything was folded and ironed, it looked daunting. I also noticed he was making me stay in his room. Which didn’t sit well with me? How the h**l was I going to get any sleep surrounded by his scent.

“Isn’t there another room I can stay in?”

“You’re staying here, where I can keep an eye on you” He growled, turning to me.

“I won’t run off. Where the h**l would I run to? This place is locked down like Fort Knox.” I growled out, putting my hands on my hips. I turned to walk out when his hand grabbed the back of my pants, pulling me back to him. My back pressed against his chest, his breath on my neck made me shiver.

“You will learn to hold your tongue around me, Lily. I haven’t forgotten what you did earlier, so don’t talk back. You will learn one way or another” His husky voice whispered in my ear.

“D**n girl he can whisper sweet nothings all he wants as long as he uses that voice” Layla purred.

“Shut up before you get me in more s**t” I tell her.  I pulled away from him, suddenly annoyed with not only him but my wolf. Fine, Mr clean, have it your way. You are going to regret wanting to share a room with me. I thought as I walked out of the walk-in.

Sitting on the bed, I watched as the Alpha stacked my bags in the corner of the walk-in.

“I will let you get settled, meet me downstairs in an hour. I will show you around town” He said before walking out the door. I flipped him off when he was out of sight.

“F**k” I hissed, now annoyed. I hated this place already. Going to my bags, I dug through them, discarding clothes everywhere, finding a change of clothes.  I started packing the clothes away again when I felt a sly smirk creep onto my face, I opened both suitcases dumping the contents over the floor. My make-up bag spilled its contents over the carpet. “Whoops” I thought, chuckling to myself as I walked into the bathroom.

The bathroom was huge, with an oval-shaped bath in the centre of the room that had jets and steps to get in. In the corner was a shower with multiple shower heads and no taps. The double sink basin which held a huge mirror above it. Walking over to the shower, I looked around trying to figure out how the h**l to turn the d**n thing on. What is it with people not having normal taps? Aria’s house is just as confusing, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what turns the water on? I wave my hand under the shower head to see if maybe it has a motion sensor or something, nothing happens.

Growing annoyed, I walk out. Fine, no shower for me. I quickly chuck the clothes on, a pair of shorts and a crop top.

“You sure you should wear that, Lily?” Layla says as I stand in front of the mirror, checking my outfit before slipping my feet in my thongs.

“Are you sure they are pants and not underwear, I can see our a*s cheeks?” She said worriedly.

“They are shorts and for starters that’s my a*s, yours is furry” I told her. She shook her head at me, and I walked toward the doors not being bothered to put my stuff away and the whole Idea of sorting it was a task that I sure as h**l wouldn’t be doing. If he wants a robotic housewife, he chose the wrong girl, I think as I walk down the hall. When I come to the end, I look in the other direction toward the other hallway. That side has no light and seems to be closed off for some reason. I walk down the hall that cuts off at a wide door that definitely wasn’t part of the original build. The door looked out of place, made of steel. I pulled the handle, and it didn’t budge.

“I wonder what’s behind the door?” Layla asked curiously.

“Beats me” I said, turning around and walking back towards the stairs. I made my way downstairs and looked around before making a dash for the front door.  Opening it, I find Max about to knock. He jumps back when I open the door.

“Luna,” He says, bowing his head slightly.

“Yeah no, call me Lily” He looks up, and a smile breaks out on his face.

“Max, right?” I asked, hoping I remembered his name right. He quickly nods before looking down at what I am wearing, his eyes stopping and darting back up quickly as a blush spreads across his cheeks.

“Is the Alpha in. I have his car keys” He quickly asks. I wasn’t sure so, instead I stepped out, pulling the door shut behind me.

“I don’t think so” He nodded quickly before going to turn away when I stopped him.

“Anything to do around here?” I asked quickly, wanting to escape the pristine dungeon Damien called home. Max looked nervous, which I thought was a little strange.

“What?’ I asked when he didn’t answer.

“Nothing Luna, it’s just I don’t think the Alpha wants you out on your own” He said guiltily. I wondered what the meaning behind his words was. Max looked incredibly nervous standing next to me. I knew the Alpha wouldn’t want me wandering around, but I wonder what his reasoning is. Hearing a noise inside the house, I grabbed Max’s arm and started running, tugging him down the driveway.

“Luna, what are you doing, you can’t leave without someone?” Max whispered, looking back toward the house in panic.

‘I’m not alone, you’re with me.” I said triumphantly. He looked back toward the Packhouse, like he was expecting the Alpha to chase us down. I darted across the road to the park. Max eventually gave in and chased after me.