After I heard Abby declare that something was never going to happen again I gave her five minutes to calm down before I slammed my door open and all but begged her to tell me what was wrong. I walked up the stairs and opened my bedroom door.
She was sitting on my bed with that sexy little dress on that Bree gave me with her head in her hands. I sat down next to her and slowly put my arm over her shoulders.
Abby leaned into my embrace and then after a few minutes quietly said, “Do you know where there is an apartment for rent anywhere around here?”
I frowned and said, “Why?”
She shrugged and said, “Just thinking about moving. There’s not a lot for me here.”
I almost snarled at that and demanded that she stay with me forever. I said, “What about your mate? He’ll feel like he’s dying if you leave him.”
She lifted her head up and I saw the redness surrounding her eyes.
She snarled, “Good. That’ll show him what a fucking jerk he was for rejecting me.”
She then began to cry again and I felt like complete shit. I needed to tell her. I needed to tell her the truth so bad that it was a pain in my chest. But what happens if she rejects me? What if she doesn’t want to be my Luna?
I opened my mouth to say something but Abby cut me off. She said, “You know what? I always dreamed about having someone take me from my house when I was younger and brining me to a safe place. I always thought that someone would step up to the plate and when you told me about mates, I honestly thought my mate would be the one to do that. But he didn’t and it hurts to know that. I mean, I really am grateful, Aidan, that you helped me. I really am but you already have Kayla and it was so confusing. I got so confused. I mean, you’re you. The damn Alpha. The second coming or some high and mighty god. And I’m just little Abigail Lefevre and I punched someone today and it’s so so so confusing. And you know what?! You’re a jerk!”
With this declaration, Abby shot up like a bullet and she pushed me. Since I’m an Alpha, I didn’t go anywhere and this seemed to piss her off. God, my mate was so sexy when she’s mad. I’m so going to hell for this.
I grabbed her wrists as she went to push me again and said, “Why am I a jerk?”
She screamed, “You tried to kiss me when you had a mate!”
If I didn’t feel so bad for lying to her I would have laughed at that comment. I sighed and whispered, “Abby . . . I need to tell you something. And it’s . . . you’re going to be pissed.”
Abby takes one look at my serious face and then she pales. She goes so white that I begin to freak out. Did she figure it out already? Is she going to reject me? Oh, god, please don’t let her reject me. Abby opened her mouth to say something and then she closed it.
She looked away from me and then put her head on her knees. She was shaking and I felt my heart pinch as I looked at her. Was it really that terrible to be my mate? I hesitantly touch her back and rub a small circle. Her bare skin came in contact with my skin with every circle and I almost marked her right there.
I said, “Abby . . . we can work something out. I mean . . . I just hoped that you would except it. I-I-I promise that it would be worth it. Just give it a try. Please.”
I was ready to go onto my hands and knees and beg her to be my mate.
Abby sobbed, “N-n-no. It-it-it’s okay. I’ll be fine. Don’t worry.”
Oh, shit. Here I go. I’ve completely lost it. I get onto my knees in front of Abby and put my hands on her knees. I said, “Abby, please. I’m begging you. Try to make it work. I know I’m not the best choice there could be for you but I promise- no, I swear on my life- that I will always work to be better for you. Please. Please just try. Just try.”
Abby lifted her face and she had such a confused look on her face. She whispered, “Aidan . . . are we talking about the same thing? I have no idea what the hell you are talking about.”
I froze where I was and decided to just come clean but first what did she think I was talking about? I asked her and she said, “That I was, um, being kicked out.”
I scoffed and said, “As if I would allow that.”
Abby just rolled her eyes at me and then smiled. She said, “So I can stay? I mean, until I get an apartment?”
|Lucy Hale||as Abigail Lefevre|
|Marcelino Rosas||as Aidan Mitchell|