“Please don’t be mad Sarai, I wasn’t allowed to tell you until now. He wouldn’t let me since you weren’t a werewolf,” he pleaded with me. If his eyes grew any bigger they would roll right on out of his head.
“No I’m not mad at you Max, how could I be? I have known you since we were little itty bitties and this won’t stop me from loving you. Yes, you are going to have to show me your wolf once we leave the school and let me ride on him, but other than that I’m peachy. “
“I never said I was a werewolf Sarai. I’m a werelion and a big one at that. One of the guys will have to help you up if you want to ride on my back, but before you do I will have to check with your mate to make sure it’s ok.”
“Mate! What are you talking about Max! I don’t have a mate!” I nearly screamed at him, but held onto my voice to make is a whisper. Though my hands were gripping the desk I thought it would break.
“Oh, that’s right you don’t know do you? Well let’s see, you know all those stories I always tell you about mates and how when an Alpha first touches his mate shocks go through their body? Well I believe you experienced that this morning while James took you out of Chris’s arms.” He gave me a look that told me he knew I couldn’t lie.
“Max are you telling me that that man; James is my mate? My werewolf mate?” There was a smirk on his face and I knew my answer already. “Oh my gosh! No way! This is so cool!” If I wasn’t in my chair I would be jumping up and down. Well I was, but I looked like an idiot so I stopped.
“I knew you wouldn’t freak out like most people Sarai. You’re too cool for that and the fact that you have always dreamed of being a mate with a werewolf probably didn’t help either.” He knew me too well. I would have to be dead not to say yes to being with a werewolf. “Now will you accept him as your mate and King? I have to ask, I’m sorry sweetheart.” The smirk was wiped clean off his face and a serious expression graced it instead.
“What does that all in title?” If he was going to hurt me, than no I wouldn’t. My hands were connected making my thumbs fight each other with nerves.
“You already know Sarai. It means you belong to him and he belongs to you. Your souls are one and the same. He will mark and bite you, changing you into a werewolf like him. As his mate you will take his side and be his Queen. The ten of us will be your bodyguards for the rest of your life. You see Sarai years ago when my family went to a meeting about this very day, I had left your house wearing one of my sweatshirts that you so love to steal from me. It carried your scent on it and when Alpha James stepped into the room he came to stand in front of me in moments. He demanded who the scent belonged to and when I told him about you he had to see with his own two eyes what his mate looked like. That very night you spent the night over at my house with us guys.”
“I remember that night to. It was when I first started to get my vibes. That night years ago held a good vibe, but nothing ever happened from it, other than the usual stuff that takes place during our sleep overs.”
“That’s because he didn’t want you to meet him yet. He finally found his other half and has been forcing him and his wolf to stay away from you incase his will power breaks and he marks you without your permission.” I shrunk back at that. Max told me once that it hurts like nothing else if the male forces the mark and bite on his mate. “It would have killed him to do that to you and being that all he has ever wanted to do was love you, he decided that he would wait until the world knew about our kind to tell you. His belief was that you would believe him, if the words came out of one of our mouths.
“Max that was five years ago, but I’m glad he waited. I don’t think I could have grown to love him if he forced it on me.”
“Yes, I know and he will be waiting another four until he can finally be with you. The only thing bad about being an Alpha is that you can’t be with your mate until she turns twenty-one. It gives the Alpha time to set ground rules after he takes over from his father or male leader. No one wants a horny Alpha taking over; it’s not good for the pack. Some have tried to mate with their mates before the females twenty-first birthday and it always ends badly. Plus you were twelve at the time and that would have been disgusting for both of you. “