Alpha’s Unhinged Mate by Jessica Hall Chapter 37

Read Alpha’s Unhinged Mate by Jessica Hall Chapter 37

Lily POV

Waking up the next morning I was instantly in a terrible mood, made only worse when I realised the person who put me in the mood wasn’t even in the bed, instead he snuck out like I was some one night stand he was trying to escape. Sitting upright, the night’s events coming back to me like a nightmare I woke up in. I touched the tender skin of my neck, h*****g when my fingers came in contact with the mark on my neck.

“I am going to f*****g k**l that mutt” I scream, frustrated before storming into the closet and grabbing a pair of jeans and a shirt before pulling them on. Grabbing my sneakers and socks, I sit on the bed and put them on before heading to the kitchen. Layla was abnormally quiet this morning as I made my way into the kitchen.

Natalia was busy making breakfast. “Good Morning Lily” Natalia said as I walked through the door. Turning around, she smiled before her smile faltered.

“Are you okay dear, wake up on the wrong side of the bed?” She asks.

“Have you seen the Alpha?” I ask in return.

“The Alpha, Oh, he ran from the house in a rush this morning about twenty minutes ago, seemed quite flustered,” She stated, before turning back to wrapping something in bacon.

“What did he do dear, talking always helps?” I shook my head. I didn’t want to talk, I wanted to wrap my hands around his throat and squeeze the life out of him. Not wanting to be rude, Natalia didn’t deserve my anger, I answered.

“He did this,” I said, pointing at the wound on my neck. Natalia looked up, a silly smirk on her face.

“That’s it? You look like you want to go on a rampage” I sighed, frustrated.

“That’s how things go when you find your mate Lily,”

“Yeah but I don’t want to be his Luna, I am not even sure I want to be with him after the entire Tabitha incident” I tell her.

“Lily, dear, the Alpha would never let you leave, even if he hadn’t marked you last night he would have, eventually. Besides, there are worse things than being mated to an Alpha. You may say you don’t want to be with him but from what I have witnessed. It is quite the opposite, you just don’t want to admit he is right for you”

With that, I turned to go to the door when I realised something. Turning back around, I asked Natalia. “Where did my sister go?”

“Oh, everyone left last night, Aria didn’t want to make things harder on Damien with you and that other girl running off. She said she would return soon though” I nod before heading for the front door to go hunt Damien down. Just as I opened the door, I nearly walked into my father who was just about to knock.

“Dad? Did Aria come too?” I said hugging him.

“No, I am here to help Damien with the rogue issues, Reid sent me with some reinforcements”.

“Reinforcements? How bad is this rogue problem?”

My father paled slightly like he just realised he said too much. “Everything is fine Lily. Reid just wants to make the alliances stronger” My father stated, but I could tell he was lying.

“What are you hiding, Dad?” He tugged at his shirt collar nervously.

“I better get over and see the Alpha. Nice mark by the way really makes your eyes pop” My father said smirking, making me slap his arm while he laughed.

“Well jokes on you dad, you can give me a lift, I am also looking for the Alpha, the b*****d marked me and done runner before I got up”

My father chuckled. “Smart man” He stated. “But I just remembered I have to go see the Beta first”

“And I will go with you” I tell him.

“Lily, no I can’t”

“What are you and Damien hiding?”

“You need to speak to Damien, Lily. I can’t, not yet at least”

“Then take me to him and I will ask myself” My father shook his head, and suddenly Tabitha came walking up the driveway making both of us turn to her. My father, seeing that as his chance to escape, darted to his car. I flipped him the bird as he honked the horn with a triumphant grin on his face.

“Did I interrupt something?” Tabitha asked.

“No, you’re fine, my dad was just being an a*s. What’s up?”

“I was wondering actually if you would mind if I started working here again, Natalia is struggling with the workload and I need work, and no one will hire me because” She looked down at her enormous belly.

“Argh, come inside we can speak in there” I tell her once again having to put my rampage on hold.

Tabitha smiles, then I see her eyes go to my neck. “Geez, he got you a good one” She stated making me cover it with my hand.

“Don’t be embarrassed, I am counting down the days till my mate can mark me” She says following me inside.

Once inside, we head to the kitchen and I start making some tea.

“Tabitha? You’re back?” Natalia said, not hiding her surprise.

“I need the work and I know you need the help” Natalia nodded in understanding. “Yes, the hours are starting to get to me” She says looking toward me.

“Fine, I will speak to Damien, but what are you going to do after the baby comes?” I ask, looking at her round stomach.

“Well, I could always bring her” Tabitha said hopeful “or I can get my mate to watch her if he is out in time”

“Oh, s**t I completely forgot as soon as I see him, I will ask him” I tell her, and she nods her head. Hearing a knock on the door, I get up. Today this place seemed to be like a drop-in centre. Going to the door, I open it and it is my father.

“Why didn’t you just come in, and I thought you had to see the Alpha?” I ask him.

“Apparently he is out on patrol with some warriors,” He says, shrugging and stepping inside.

Suddenly I hear Natalia yelp, making my father and I look toward the kitchen.

Tabitha’s panicked scream made both of us run toward them.

“What, what is it?” I ask, running into the kitchen.

“Her water just broke” Natalia said, running from the room and returning with towels.

“But you’re not due yet” I tell her before suddenly Tabitha doubles over and screams in pain.

“Someone call the Alpha” Natalia screams. My father who is as pale as a ghost nods, pulling his phone from his pocket and dialling the number with shaking hands.

“Lily, come help,” Natalia says. Help?

Help with what? I am not the one pushing a bowling ball out of my coochie.

Natalia waves me forward with her hand, all while Tabitha m***s and g****s in pain. I help Natalia lay her down on some towels. When suddenly the power goes out.

My father looks at his phone, frustrated. “Someone will have to go get him, I just lost service”

“What do you mean you lost service, it is a mobile not a house phone?”

“Exactly what I said Lily, I lost service”

“It’s alright, a midwife lives across the road I will go get her, you wait with Tabitha I will call an ambulance from over there and I will try to mind link the Alpha as long as he hasn’t blocked the mind link” She says getting up and running to the front door. The mind link? Why didn’t I think of that, I am now pack linked.

I try to reach out to Damien, but it is like hitting a wall. Confused, I called to Layla.

“Layla? What’s wrong?” I ask as she slowly comes forward. “I don’t know I don’t feel so good, I think something is wrong with Damien” She states.

“Can you contact Darian?” She shakes her head and I suddenly can no longer reach her. Leaving nothing but deafening silence in my head.

A few minutes passed, and Natalia wasn’t back. Tabitha was still screaming and gripping my hands so hard they were turning purple.

“Where is she?” I ask, and my father looks toward the door.

“I will go see if I can see her” He says, and I nod but before he even has a chance a loud horn starts blaring from outside and I hear the sound of roller shutters. Looking to the windows, Roller shutters start blocking the windows.

“Dad, what’s going on?” I scream to him. He doesn’t answer, Tabitha does instead.

“We must be under attack” She says panting.

“This didn’t happen last time” I tell her.

“Yeah, that horn only goes off if we are being overrun” She says before screaming through another contraction. My dad comes running back in.

“I can’t get out,” He says, panting like he just ran to every door in the entire house.

“What do we do?” he asks, looking toward Tabitha in panic.