Read Fated To The Alpha by Jessica Hall Chapter 7
I stayed in my room all night. My parents’ judging eyes were too much to handle, so I went to bed early. Getting up the following day to my mother screaming for me to hurry. I quickly raced around, getting dressed and racing to the bathroom to brush my teeth.
“Did you sleep through your alarm?” My mother asks as I race toward the front door, her keys in hand, where she was waiting. She passes me an apple, and I take it, biting into it as I follow her out to the car.
My mother gave me one of her lectures about coasting through the middle and not drawing attention to myself and Yadda Yadda the entire drive to school. I tuned her out, mostly adding occasional nods and hmm noises, so she thought I was listening. When I get to school, I find Jasmine waiting for me.
“Hey, Kit kat,” she says, waving to me.
“Kit kat, really?” I ask at the nickname she has given me.
“Yes, I like it. We have math first up,” she says, and I groan. I hated math, the most boring subject, and it always gave me a headache, not that I was terrible at math. I have never failed a subject, but math was one subject I hated.
“Remember what I said, Katya,” my mother calls to me as I walk into school. She heads for the staff room while I make my way with Jasmine to the first period. The day goes by quickly, and I groan when I look up and realize it was lunchtime, which meant I had to go to detention, but he didn’t tell me where detention was.
I wasn’t given much time to think about even asking when Alpha Ezra suddenly walked into my science class just as the bell rang. I pack up my belongings and stuff them in my bag. Jasmine gives me a sad smile darting out the classroom door. While I reluctantly walk over to the Alpha.
“Why so glum?” He asks, staring down at me, a smile on his lips.
“It’s detention. What is there to be happy about?” I ask him.
“Lots because you’re with me, come on,” He says, turning and walking out the door. I follow him, and he stops at my locker.
“Put your stuff away,” He says. I go to unlock my locker when he suddenly opens it and makes me look at him.
“What? I know all the combinations,” He says, and I raise an eyebrow at him.
“Really, then open that one,” I tell him, pointing to the one next to mine, which I know is empty.
“Okay, you got me; I may have snooped,” He says with a laugh.
“And why did you do that?”
“You’re new, and I am not sure I completely believe your parents’ reasoning for changing packs,” He says, and my stomach drops.
“And by the sound of the way your heart rate picked up, I am assuming they didn’t really leave because your mother hit the Alpha’s daughter?”
“Technically, she did hit Alpha’s daughter,” I tell him. He closes my locker, grabbing my hand tugging me along after him.
“Um, Alpha?” I tell him, tingles rushing across my hand and up my arm. He looks down at our clasped hands.
“Sorry, I probably shouldn’t have done that,” He says, letting go. My brows furrow, confused at his weird actions.
“So, where are we going?” I ask when we walk past all the empty classrooms.
“Stressless, you won’t get in trouble with me,” he says before walking into the faculty area. I follow him, and he stops at an office before opening it.
“You have an office here?” I ask, a little shocked.
“Yes, I have decided to be more present here. The school is short of staff, and I have free time, so why not,” He says, and I step past him and sit on the chair in front of his desk.
Great, I get to look at four walls for the next hour. While holding my breath, so I didn’t inhale the Alpha’s scent. He smelled nice, and the room was flooded with his scent, overwhelmingly making me want to breathe deeply.
“What’s wrong?” He asks while sitting across from me. I shake my head.
“Nothing,” I tell him, and he stares for a second when Mateo suddenly walks in with a pizza box in his hands, and he sets it down on the desk, opening it before falling into a chair next to me.
“Eat?” Alpha Ezra tells me.
“Isn’t this supposed to be detention? Shouldn’t I be doing schoolwork?” I ask.
“You want to do schoolwork?” He asks, raising an eyebrow.
“No, but that’s what normally happens,” I tell him, and he turns to look at his Beta.
“Why aren’t you with Angie?” he asks Mateo as he makes himself comfortable beside me.
“Switch, she annoys the hell out of me,” Beta Mateo says, and the Alpha chuckles, shaking his head.
“So, where is she then?”
“I left her with Shirley” I turned to look at him.
“What? My mother, Shirley?” I ask, and he nods, a devious smile on his lips, and I thought I had it bad.
“Something funny?” Alpha Ezra asks with a smile on his lips at my amusement.
“Yes, my mother will eat her alive,” I tell him, and he laughs.
“That is exactly why I ditched her with your mother,” Mateo says, biting into a slice of pizza.
“Eat, then we can talk?” Alpha Ezra says. I nod, doing what I am asked. When we are done, Mateo takes the empty box out before returning.
Alpha Ezra raises an eyebrow at him when he walks back in, and I see his eyes glaze over and know they are mind linking. Mateo walks over, sitting back in his chair with a smirk on his face; he appears to be amused by something. The Alpha rolls his eyes at him but says nothing, turning back to look at me.
“You like it here so far?” Mateo asks me, and I nod, feeling awkward in both their presence. Mateo leans closer to me, inhaling my scent, and I notice the Alpha glared at him, which for some reason amuses Mateo as he drapes his arm over my shoulder lazily. I try to pull away when he jerks me closer, rubbing my arm.
“Hands off, Mateo,” Alpha Ezra says with a growl. Mateo puts his hands up with a smile on his face but moves away, giving me my space back.
“So, detention?” I ask, wondering when this punishment was going to begin.
“No, I wanted to ask you some questions.”
“As would I,” Mateo says, leaning forward and looking at the Alpha, who growls at him.
“What sort of questions?” I ask.
“Why did you really leave?”
“If you think my family is hiding something, why did you accept us into your pack?” I ask in return.
“Are you questioning your Alpha?” He retorts. I drop my head, remembering I shouldn’t be questioning him.
“Because I love knowing I took two of Alpha Jackson’s best fighters, that’s why,” He answers. I nod, chewing my lip nervously.
“So it will be interesting with your bloodline exactly what you are capable of; you have a lot of pressure on your shoulders,” He says, and I sigh. Why is it because I have Beta blood everything is expected of me? Why can’t I just be like a normal she-wolf without the wolf, obviously?
“You don’t agree?’ he asks, and I realize he must have heard me sigh. I must have done that a little louder than I thought.
“And if I am a disappointment?” I ask.
“You won’t be. You have Beta genes, and your mother, well, she is a tough woman,” He says. I wonder if he would still think the same if he knew my secret.
“I have a question?” Mateo asks, looking at me.
“And what is that?” I ask.
“Have you found your mate yet?”
“She isn’t eighteen yet,” the alpha answers, and Mateo seems a little disappointed.
“So, why did your family really leave? I promise no repercussions will come if you tell me you are free to remain here,” He says, and I feel my heart rate skip a beat. My stomach drops, and I break out in a cold sweat.
“Why are you scared?” Ezra asks, sniffing the air slightly.
“Can I go, please?” I ask, and he reaches over the table, about to grab my hand. I pull mine back out of his reach.
“You can tell me?” He says.
“Nothing. What my parents said is true,” I tell him, and he cocks his head to the side, his eyes moving to his Beta.
“You can go, Kat, but I will be speaking with you again,” He says, and I rush out the door.