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I have never been gladder that I had gotten rid of the woman. I knew where she was coming from of course, her children clearly complaining a lot to her, but she had to trust that as their alpha I knew what was best for them. I mean what would happen if they acted like that to the mate of another alpha? They would most likely end up dead or beaten and ripped half to death.
Shaking my head I wrapped my arms around my mate, the both of us staring out at the green covered fields in front of us as we simply enjoyed each other’s presence and company.
As soon as the woman had gone Holly had dashed eagerly upstairs, grabbing her boots and coat before waiting impatiently by the front door for me. I couldn’t help but grin when I saw her, how adorably cute she looked as she waited for me to get ready before we took a long walk hand in hand through the woods.
As the both of us took a seat on the floor beneath us, Holly sitting between my legs as her back rested against my chest I took the time to think over what Ryan had proposed to me a while ago, about taking over a new pack for a while. I had a meeting with another alpha in a few days, a simple formality as the alpha wanted some experience which I was more than willing to give it for an alliance between us, but I couldn’t help but think about whether the right time to decide would be after that.
I didn’t want any more stress to be on Holly but I also knew that she didn’t like to be coddled too much. Don’t get me wrong, she liked to feel loved and protected as she should, but I knew she didn’t want to be treated like a child. Even if I wanted nothing more than to wrap her up nice and warm and never let her out of my sight.
If I did help out this pack it would be the first time I had done something like this on such a large scale, I mean the alpha would have to give me full power over his pack which was a very risky move on his part. While I had no interest in staying in control when I got it sorted out, that didn’t mean that another alpha would have had the same view on the matter.
I liked my pack; my pack in my eyes was perfect. Of course we had our faults, but I also had a mate by my side as well as a very loyal beta and sub-beta so I liked where I was. They didn’t seem to have an issues with me which I was thankful of, I mean I wasn’t power hungry like some alphas meaning that the territory which I had already claimed was more than enough for my pack. Anymore and I would have to step up training and guarding and to be honest it just wasn’t worth the effort or the increased risk that it would end up bringing down on us.
Leaning my chin on the top of Holly’s head I continued to think about it. If I agreed I would have to move me and some of the pack into their territory while I left Paul in charge here, which as far as I was concerned wasn’t a problem. It would only be a few weeks for me to get it back on track, give them some tips and advice and then force them to follow it if they were being difficult. I mean these wolves weren’t my friends, not by a long shot so I would be there strictly as an alpha and nothing more.
The only other option was to say no to them, but while I wouldn’t mind letting them sort out their own mess there would be children in that pack and I simply wasn’t that heartless. I may have been before I met Holly, but now all I could think about was how horrid her pack had been and me not wanting anyone, especially young and innocent children to have to suffer though that.
I knew as soon as that thought crossed my mind I didn’t have a choice in the matter; I would help them as efficiently as possible before returning to my own pack with my mate. Because she would be coming with me, there was no doubt about that.