Emily wasn’t making sense, she was just sitting there crying and muttering things which weren’t understandable. I kept my hand on her knee, trying to pull her out of this babbling mess. Why was I trying? I didn’t have an answer for that.
“Emily, you’re not making sense.” I said kindly, again.
“So everything is true?” She looked me in the eye “About… you.. monsters.” she choked.
“Emily, I am going to give a word of advice. If you care for Xavier and your boys, you will not say that word to them.” my voice was hard.
“This isn’t happening.” She held her knees tight to her chest “This isn’t meant to happen, things like these don’t happen to me!”
Hurry up Xavier, I screamed in my head. This wasn’t my place, to be explaining the ins and outs of our world to her; it was his. It was bad enough knowing that she would now be apart of my life, forever. Now that her sons were changed they would join the pack, and she would be able to too, if Xavier stays with her.
I prayed he didn’t, but then I cursed myself for thinking that.
“Is it true about soul mates?” her face went pale and her eyes wide “Am I Xavier’s?”
How did I respond to that? I could lie, say she is. I could scream no and tell her, his mine. I could say no, we don’t have soul mates, it’s a myth.
But I couldn’t say anything. I just sat here with my mouth half open as my mind twisted over the facts, the options.
“It’s true isn’t it?” She shook her head lightly and looked at me with complete panic.
“I.. well.. you.. see… I…you… Xavier should… um.. answer that… um question.”
Oh Chloe, you just made everything a hell of a lot worse.
She flung up from the chair and started screaming Xavier’s name at the top of her lungs. Which for us is even louder!
“Shush!” I calmed her, or attempted to shut her up “Xavier is busy with the boys, he can answer your questions later!”
“You mean my children!” She spat at me before crossing her arms “MY children who are now….. because of HIM!”
“Xavier loves you.” Oh if she knew how much pain I felt saying those three words to her, perhaps it would wipe the look of hate from her eyes. “He choose you.”
“What do you mean choose me?” her eyes were narrowed slits.
I opened my mouth to say something back to her, but at that same time my dad walked in.
“Chloe, I need to speak to you. Now.” Dad didn’t glance at Emily, his eyes were locked with mine and I knew from what was flicking in his pupils, something had happened.
Walking quickly past Emily and following dad into the foyer.
“What, what’s happened?” my heart thumped and my palms sweated, why did I have a feeling my world was about to be turned upside down- again tonight?
“It’s Daniel.” Dad sighed “His mother just phoned me…”
“He found his mate.”
“Well that a good thing.” I shook my head and attempted to pretend to be calm about this, when the words were knives.
“It’s not what you think Chloe.” Dad’s voice was a low whisper and he glanced up the stair case briefly before coming back down to my ear “His mate…isn’t.”
Dan had his mate, I should be happy. I am happy for my friend. It was selfish of me to expect him to never find his mate. He deserved his other half.
“His mate is dying.”
“WHAT!” I screamed and then dad looked at me fiercely before gripping my arm and pulling me out the front door. “You mean dying, dying?”
“Cancer, from what his mother told me.” A grim smile crept on dad’s lips “He found her at the hospital.”
“Cancer that means she’s human?” I arched an eye brow, you had to be kidding me. Humans seemed to continually be entering my life at the moment.
“Yes, she is.” Dad nodded his head “Which means…”
“We might be able to save her?” I prompted “Werewolf blood is known for that.”
“Dan doesn’t want too.” Dad closed his eyes briefly “He won’t talk to her.”
“Human and wolf bound isn’t as strong, you know that. Well Dan is hoping he can..”
“Avoid it until she dies.” I rolled my eyes of course he would. Dan taking the easy way out, what a surprise. “I will talk to him, make him see reason.”