I woke up on the bed, tucked into the blankets. The pack doctor was no where in sight. Nor was the alpha. Did he ever return home?
I looked over to the window and seen that the sun had gone down. What time is it? I look over at the nightstand and seen a clock. 12:40 am. It's late and he hasn't returned?! He at least didn't return to the room....I think. I sighed. Maybe I should go see if he's somewhere in the house.
I got up out of bed and walked down the long hallway that led to a flight of stares. Quietly, I walked down the stairs, not wanting to wake anyone up.
Once I got to the bottom step, I sighed and continued my way around searching for my mate. While roaming around the dark house, I seen a light up ahead of the never heading hallway. When I got to the room where the light was coming from, I seen that it was the kitchen.
Inside the kitchen, sat a person. He wasn't Lucius but from what I'm guessing is that it's his beta.
"I know you're there," he said.
I looked up to see him staring at me over the book he was reading.
"You can come in. I'm not going to bite," he said before sighing.
I walked closer to him, but kept my distance.
"I'm Iris," I said to him.
"Maxwell," he said.
"What are you reading?" I asked.
"Huh? Oh. It's something my grandmother gave me. It was her book of the ancient legends and myths of every creature that lived on earth. She used to read me them to bed every night since I was a baby before she passed," Maxwell said closing the book.
I looked at him closely. There was a faint scar that went down his nose and lip.
"Where did you get that scar?" I asked him out of curiosity.
"What scar?" he asked me confused.
"The one on your face," I said.
"Oh, this one. About 2 weeks ago, the pack stumbled across a werecat. She clawed my snout while I was in wolf form. This is the result of it," Maxwell told me.
Holy shit. I clawed the beta. I'm going to be in some deep sh*t.
"I'm sorry," I mumbled.
"Sorry for what? You didn't do anything," he said.
"Yes I did Maxwell. I'm the werecat that clawed you," I told him.
"Oh.... Well, it's okay. You were defending yourself," he said grinning.
We talked to each other more. I soon had sat next to him. Apparently, him and Lucius were trouble makers when they were pups. I thought it was funny because from the little time I got to know Lucius, if you want to even count it as getting to know him, I didn't see him as a trouble maker. Now Maxwell, I can see him like that. He has that childish personality that suits him.
"So, have you found your mate?" I asked Maxwell.
"No. Have you?" he replied.
"Yeah. Lucius is my mate. But I don't know where he disappeared to," I said laying my head against my hand.
"Your Lucius's mate?! I'm sorry Luna. I should have known. I'll mind-link Lucius for you," he said getting all professional.
"Thanks Maxwell. But please call me by my name. And you don't have to be all professional around me either. Just be your natural self," I said to him.
"Your welcome. And okay," he says before mind-linking Lucius.
"Iris, he should be here soon," Maxwell told me after mind-linking the alpha.
I nodded in response and looked through the book. I wasn't searching for anything particular. Just a story that my mom used to tell me. After searching through half the book, I eventually found it and tapped a sleeping Maxwell on the shoulder.
"What you got there?" he said half asleep.
"Just a story my mom used to tell me," I said showing it to him.
"Ahh. The story of how the first werecat clan was made. It was one of my favorites as a child.", Maxwell said.
"Mine too. Do you mind reading it to me?" I said to him.
"Sure," he said.
Maxwell read the story to me. I sat there engrossed and memorized in it. It kind of felt like when I was younger. By the end of the story, I was in tears. It was a sad story, but a famous one as well.
I thanked Maxwell for reading me the story. That's when the alpha made his presence known.
"Alpha," Maxwell said to him.
"Maxwell," he said acknowledging him.
"I'll go make myself scarce. Iris, whenever you want to hear another story, you can find me in the library," Maxwell said.
"Okay," I replied.
Maxwell quickly left me with Lucius in the kitchen.
"What time is it?" I asked Lucius, not seeing a clock anywhere in here.
"3:30 am. Why?" Lucius said. I tried to calm myself before talking to him, but that didn't work out as planned.
"Where the hell were you?!? I looked for you before sitting here with your beta. I was worried. You weren't here when I woke up," I exclaimed.
"We need to talk, It's about what happened a decade ago," he said dodging my question.
"Then will you tell me where you went?" I asked.
"Yes I will," he said tiredly.
"You better," I said in a very pissed off tone.
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