Read Mated to the Alpha Twins [by Jane Doe] Chapter 56
My mind was reeling with the information Kady had given me. She hadn’t said it out right, but there was no need. Somehow, Garrett had planned for Melissa, Frank and I, to move here. Anger rushed through me, and I wanted to storm downstairs and demand answers. I stopped myself in time, knowing it would only place the blame on Kady. I needed to be smart about this. If I confronted Garrett all angry, he would certainly turn me down.
I grimaced as I walked downstairs, my duffel bag slung over my shoulder. If I could get a read on Garrett’s emotions, I might know if he was lying or not. As it stood, the only people’s emotions I could sense, were Alec and Kade.
Both the twins halted their glaring at Garrett to meet my eyes as I walked downstairs. My stomach fluttered as I met their dark, captivating eyes. I couldn’t remember why I had left them in the first place, and knew I would never make that mistake again.
As I walked into the foyer, someone new stood next to Garrett. He had Garrett’s stature and body type, but that was the only similarity between the two. Where Garrett and I had chestnut hair, the man had shaggy hair the color of wheat. His eyes were a deep shade of green, mixed with dark hues of brown and gold. They stood close enough together that I knew they were familiar with one another. I met the man’s eyes and watched as he smiled at me, flashing a set of straight teeth.
“I apologize for strolling in unannounced.” The guy chuckled, ignoring Garrett’s irritated look. He walked over to me and held out a large, calloused hand. “Alpha Julian, I’ve heard quite a bit about you, Aurora.”
“Have you, now?” I asked warily, gripping Alpha Julian’s hand in my own. The man had a strange scent. I could tell he was a werewolf, but his scent also had a sharp edge to it.
“You gave these men quite the chase.” Alpha Julian chuckled, and for a moment, his face was lit like the sun. “Good to see you back in one piece.”
“Yeah. Well, I learned my lesson.” I internally cringed, flashing Alec and Kade an apologetic look.
“Good thing too.” Alpha Julian nodded understandingly, “Horrible thing, to lose your mate. Wouldn’t wish it on anyone. It was nice meeting you, Aurora, but it looks as though your mates are ready to head out. I’m sure we’ll meet again!”
“Ready to go, doll?” Alec asked, ignoring the sour look on Garrett’s face. Kade had a similar look of irritation as he glanced from Garrett to Alpha Julian.
“Actually, not yet.” I shook my head. I knew I was going to regret this, but I had to take a chance. Reading Alec and Kade’s emotions had to be the start of my abilities, and I needed to try and use them for answers. I turned to Garrett, seeing the surprise flash in his eyes as I talked to him in an even tone. “There’s still some things I’d like to ask you. We got off on the wrong foot, and I’m still far from trusting you, but you still have a place in my life. Could we come for dinner sometime this week?”
Alec and Kade’s surprise felt like barbed wire, stinging my skin as it lashed me. Neither one was happy with my words, yet neither one spoke up. I had the sneaking suspicion they were trusting me, and showing me respect by not questioning me in public. I made sure to mention ‘we’ would be coming to dinner, as I knew Alec and Kade wouldn’t let me step foot in this house alone. Garrett’s mouth opened, then closed before he finally found the words to say.
“I would like that very much, Aurora.” Garrett nodded, “Does tomorrow afternoon sound acceptable?”
“Sounds good to me.” I nodded, turning to Julian. “It was nice meeting you as well, and you’re welcome to join us for dinner. If Garrett doesn’t mind, that is.”
While I kept my face blank, I noticed the deeply etched look of irritation on Garrett’s face as I invited Alpha Julian to dinner. I wasn’t sure how the four of them knew each other, but I was bound to find out if Julian agreed to come to dinner. Garrett, Alec, and Kade’s identical expressions confirmed my thoughts, none of them liked one another. This dinner might be a s**t-show, but I was determined to get some answers.
“You’re more than welcome to stop by, Julian.” Garrett gave him a tight nod, one Julian noticed.
“Awesome! I’ll see you tomorrow, Aurora.” Julian smirked at Garrett and flashed me a quick wink before walking further into the house.
“I’ll see you tomorrow.” I called out, giving Garrett a short nod before walking out of the house with a very stiff Alec and Kade.
“Sweetheart, what the h**l was that?” Kade asked the second we hopped in the car. I could feel the anger bubbling within him, but his words held no irritation.
“Trust me, having dinner with Garrett is the last thing I want.” I replied. “Kady told me something interesting when I went to grab my stuff. She said Garrett likes control, and that Melissa and I moved here for a reason. I thought that reason was a new job offer, but Kady made it pretty clear that a new job offer wasn’t the reason for our move.”
“You think Garrett brought you here?” Alec asked incredulously, shaking his head as he glared daggers at the house.
“I don’t know what to think, but I’m not putting anything past him.” I admitted. “If I can read both of your emotions, why couldn’t that extend to someone else? Wouldn’t it make sense that my abilities stem from one specific thing?”
“You would think so.” Alec nodded slowly, “Is that why you invited yourself to dinner? To try and read Garrett’s emotions?”
“Sure is.” I smiled sheepishly, “There’s no guarantee it’ll work, but I have to try.”
“You should practice before hand.” Kade frowned, brushing his dark hair from his face. “Tomorrow doesn’t give you much time to practice, better start today.”
“Sounds like a plan to me.” I nodded.
“Looks like we’re going to Garrett’s for dinner tomorrow.” Alec groaned, sitting back in his seat. Alec flashed me an amused look, “You do know were coming with you, right?”
“I figured as much.” I grinned at the two of them.
“How’d you figure that out, doll?” Alec snickered, leaning his chest against the back of my seat.
“I knew you’d both come, because I’d do the same for both of you.” I laughed.
The soft looks I received from Alec and Kade told me all of their emotions without the need of my strange ability. The three of us figured the best place to practice would be in town. Kade took us to the park in the center of town, a place I had only ever admired from the short drive it took to reach their house. The park consisted of a large feild, with a few benches, flower bushes, and lamp posts. Children ran in the feild laughing, some with bubble wands in their hands. Alec, Kade and I sat on one of the empty benches facing towards the street. I ran my eyes over the countless shops and noted there wasn’t a bakery.
“This town could use a bakery.” I smiled, watching a small group of people wandering from store to store.
“You think so?” Alec chuckled.
“Like the one you worked at?” Kade asked, a dark eyebrow raised in my direction.
“Exactly like that one.” I nodded, thinking for a minute before adding, “With less pink. I still don’t understand how Beth could stand that much pink.”
“Say the word, and we’ll have a bakery placed in town.” Kade nodded, turning his eyes to the strip of stores that lined the main street through town.
My heart fluttered in my chest at the thought of running my own bakery, and at how quick Alec and Kade had offered to make my new dream come true. I had never had someone care about what I wanted, let alone listen to my personal desires. Every minute I spent with the twins did nothing to prepare me for what my future would become. I still couldn’t understand how I came about being mated to these two thoughtful, protective men. The conversation shifted from the potential bakery, to how I might use my budding abilities. Neither had any clue where to begin, as I haven’t left them with enough time to properly research white wolves. Thinking back on it, I probably should have scheduled the dinner for later in the week.
“Is there something specific you do to pick up on Alec and I’s emotions?” Kade asked.
“No, it kind of just happens.” I shrugged, “It’s almost instantaneous. If you’re feeling pissed, I feel it the moment the emotion forms.”
“It might be easier for you to connect to us, seeing as we’re your mates.” Alec nodded thoughtfully, his unruly hair ruffling in the gentle breeze. “You might have to force it to read someone else.”
“Maybe we’re the default setting.” Kade snickered, and Alec rolled his eyes.
Ignoring the twin’s bickering in the background, I pinpointed a specific person walking from shop to shop. A man around Garrett’s age, wearing a dark t-shirt and grease-stained pants. From the looks of it, the guy was a mechanic. I tried to reach out with my senses, to try and will the emotions from him. I was met with nothing. The results were the same each time. No matter how hard I tried to force it, the only emotions I was picking up on, belonged to Alec and Kade. Frustration, lust, fondness, and more lust.
“Maybe we should take a break.” Alec suggested when I pinched the bridge of my nose for the tenth time.
A headache was beginning to form, as though I were overexerting myself even though nothing had happened. I let out a long sigh, releasing the pent-up frustration I felt.
“Not yet.” I huffed, “I’m going to try something else.”
Instead of listening to what they had to say, I closed my eyes. Birds chirped, children laughed, and I could even hear the faint whooshing of the wind rushing through the grass. Instead of forcing the emotions from other people, I opened myself up and let them come willingly. At first, nothing happened. Just as I was about to open my eyes, a rush of energy settled over me, followed by hair-raising anger. The anger washed through me like a tidal wave, and I s****d in a raspy breath. It felt like I had inhaled a spoonful of cayenne pepper. The emotion caught me completely off guard as I tore myself from the bench and spun around, facing the source of the blinding emotion.
A head of flaming hair was coming in our direction. Tori’s face was contorted in both surprise and anger as she stormed our way.