Ch. 7 Keep Telling Yourself Its Not Embarrassing

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"My parents are here?" I squeak. I know my cheeks are glowing red. This cannot be happening! Kill me, just kill me now! I panic.

Lennox still looks mad about being interrupted, he confirms this when he growls at the door. I hear my parents come in. I groan and tuck my head under his chin resting it on his chest. I'm practically naked sitting on the Alpha's lap. Maybe they won't see me? Stupid, stupid, stupid.

"Jocelyn. What are you doing?" My mom asks confused.

"Ah, I. Its ju-" I try to get off of Lennox's lap but again he doesn't let me move.

"What do you need?" Lennox interrupts and plays with my hair. I'm so glad I can't see my parents' faces.

"We need to talk to you about Jocelyn." My dad answers.

Lennox waits for my father to continue.

Finally, my dad does. "When we went back to visit my sister, Alpha Rhys approached us. He wants Jocelyn to come back to the pack. He plans to claim her the day of the Alpha Challenge."

"No." Lennox states.

I look behind me at my parents, my dad looks nervous and my mom looks downright scared. "Why would he want me all of a sudden?" I ask, shocked at his announcement. Alpha Rhys has always been nice to me, but never affectionate. Honestly, he's almost as scary as Lennox.

My father decides to speak directly to Lennox. "Apparently, he always has. Beta Burnett was in charge for two months while Alpha was away in Mackinaw City sorting out land contracts. I got the job with you, sir. We moved here with Beta Burnett's permission. Beta Burnett didn't know of Alpha Rhys' plans for Jocelyn. Alpha Rhys lied about my sister being in a car accident. He thought Jocelyn would come back with us and he was going to get her to accept a claim from him or keep her until the challenge. He didn't plan on you refusing the request to let her leave the territory."

"Too bad. She's mine." Lennox growls so loudly I feel it vibrate from his chest. It causes me to jump but he holds me against him tightly and rubs my back.

    Even as he rubs my back I am still afraid of him. The earlier kiss we shared forgotten. Alphas are known to be volatile when they're angry, it can't be helped. When their tempers start to show, you should expect the worst. I've seen it first hand with Alpha Rhys, that's why I am so afraid of big men. Especially, Alphas.

-Flashback-

    I was walking home from school with my best friend Angela my sophomore year of high school. We took a short cut deciding to take a run to the local diner and getting a strawberry milkshake and fries. Everything was fine, we even met up with a boy Angela liked and he offered to walk us home. Knowing Angela wanted to be alone with him, I told them to leave without me , that I wanted to stop at the library. After they left I went into the woods to run home. I felt a presence behind me and turned to see Rodger Valiant. He was a senior, the only reason I know him is because he and Marta are friends and he comes to dinner a lot.

"Hey, Rodger."

He doesn't respond he only looks at me. I notice he doesn't have a shirt on. I eye his muscled chest and the flexing of his arms as he clenches and unclenches his fists.

"Who were you with?" He demands to know.

"Angela." I answer, starting to feel uneasy.

"And Jim Resinger."

"Yeah, Angela likes him. Are you okay?" I ask, seeing that his arms are now shaking.

"He was sitting next to you."

"Yes." I nod. I don't know what to say to take away his anger. I don't understand why he's even mad. "Did I do something wrong?"

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