Read Fated To The Alpha by Jessica Hall Chapter 28
I watched as Kat left, waiting to hear her walk up the stairs, so she wasn’t within earshot, before turning to face my Beta, my best friend for my entire life.
I was fuming, f*****g livid, that he kissed her. I felt betrayed. As soon as I kissed her, I knew I could smell his scent on the side of her mouth and smell him on her skin.
“Let me explain, Ezra,” Mateo says, as I turn to face him. He steps back and I could feel Maddox pressing against my skin.
“Why?” is all I ask, unable to make words as I thought of attacking him.
“I didn’t mean to. She hurt herself and I was carrying her. I don’t know why I did it. Please try to understand. I know I f****d up. It was an accident,”
“You accidentally kissed her?” I ask, feeling my hands trembling, I ball them into fists at my side trying to fight the urge to punch him.
“It’s not like that, I know she is yours. It just happened, she didn’t seem to think anything of it, I swear Ezra I didn’t mean to kiss her” he says.
“Do I need to be worried about this, do I need to be worried about you being around her?” I ask him. I felt hurt, he was my best friend. He knows how long I have waited to find her and then he does this.
“No, it won’t happen again. It was just a slip up, you know me Ezra. I would never do anything to deliberately hurt you” I feel some of the tension leave at his words. I knew he wouldn’t deliberately betray me, he was like a brother to me. We have been inseparable since we were babies.
“Do you have feelings for her?” I ask him and he seems to tense slightly.
“I know she is yours, I know she is your mate”
“That’s not what I asked” I tell him and he looks away.
“You do, don’t you. You like her?”
“Of course, I liked her she is my Luna and your mate”
“You know what I mean, Mateo”
He runs his hand through his hair before dragging it down his face.
“Yes I like her, she is different from the others, she isn’t power hungry and doesn’t care for titles. What isn’t there to like? But I won’t act on it. I know she is yours”
“Your right she is mine, so don’t put me in a situation where I have to choose Mateo”
“I will keep my distance” he says but I also knew he was Kat’s only friend beside Jasmine. Kat was comfortable around him and I didn’t want her to become between our friendship either. I had found myself in a crappy situation.
“What did she do when you kissed her?” I ask now worried she may have feelings for him too.
“Nothing, she didn’t react at all, I even told her I shouldn’t have done it, she just seemed confused, she didn’t understand why I was worried about it”
“So she didn’t do anything?”
“No, Ezra she thinks of me as a friend and that’s it”
“And you? What do you think of her?” I ask him.
“I think I F*cked up, okay that’s why I told you. It won’t happen again, I know I have a mate out there somewhere, anything I feel for her will go once I find him or her” I nod trying to think of what the right thing to do is. I couldn’t force him out of her life, nor did I want to but another side was telling me to keep her away from him.
“Don’t let it happen again, we have enough going on with Jackson’s pack, I don’t need to be worrying about you chasing after my mate when you’re the only one other than myself I trust to protect her” I tell him. Mateo steps forward gripping my arms.
“I’m sorry, I won’t let it happen again” he says and I nod. I feel my jaw clench and s*****w back the urge to yell at him, to hurt him for what he did.
“You can go” I tell him and he nods letting me go. I watch as he leaves and I hear him leave the pack house.
Walking upstairs, I follow my mate’s scent to her room before knocking on the door, she opens it and before going back to the walk in.
“What have you lost?” I ask her.
“My dressing gown” she answers.
“I hung it up behind the door in the bathroom”
She nods, grabbing her pajamas before walking down toward the bathroom.
“My bathroom Kat” I tell her and she looks at me.
“Yes Marge washed it for you and I put it in there, I thought you would come stay in my room from now on”
“You want me to stay with you?” She asks, confused. I could see the wheels turning in her head, trying to piece together my actions. I know she feels the bond but without a wolf confirming I am her mate, she is unsure what to make of the strange pull she has toward me.
“You don’t have to” I tell her as she chews her fingernail.
“You think that’s a good idea?” She asks nervously, stepping toward me. I don’t care if she doesn’t get her wolf on Monday, either way I was telling her. It was beginning to k**l me, her not knowing.
I tug her closer before gripping her chin and tipping her face up to me.
“I would like you too, but you don’t have to” I tell her, her being comfortable is all I care about, I don’t like the idea of her feeling pressured to just because I am the Alpha, she gets enough pressure off her mother and everyone else she doesn’t need it from me.
“You can say no, I won’t be offended” I tell her.
“You won’t be mad if I say no?” She asks.
“No, it’s your choice” I tell her. She thinks for a second before standing on her tippy toes and kissing me. I liked that she was becoming more daring, more comfortable around me though if she calls me Alpha once more I may just lose it. I am not her Alpha and I never want her questioning whether or not she will anger me or need my permission to be who she is.
Though I do hope whatever she does want or wants to do she would tell me because she wants to not because she feels obligated to because of my title.
I let her kiss me, let her have control as her tongue hesitantly played with mine, I could see she was unsure though so a few seconds I kissed her back harder letting her know she can do what she wants with me. She presses closer, her hands going to my chest as she runs her small fingers through my chest hair, her hands moving to my shoulders before I pick her up. She wraps her legs around my waist pressing closer to me.
“Is that a yes?” I ask her, squeezing her a*s. Her face heats up, her cheeks becoming stained with her blush.
“I will as long as you want me to” I pull away from her looking at her.
“Not if you don’t want to Kat, I will back off if you tell me too” I tell her.
“No I want to, I just meant as long as I am not annoying you” she says and I press my head against her.
“You could never annoy me, little one. I just want to make sure your comfortable”
” And I am, I always feel funny around you” She admits more to herself than me.
“Funny?” I ask, amused by her choice of wording.
“Yeah all tingly” she says, making me smile. My mate was in for a surprise once she turns 18 then because that feeling is going to get a whole lot worse.
“You make me tingle too” I chuckle at her and she slaps my arm.
“Shower?” I ask her and she nods, and I turn toward our room, glad that she wants to stay with me.