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Alpha Lennox Hall
    I don't want to leave Jocelyn, but I know she's safe. Rachel isn't anywhere near us, she went where Travis and I don't have any influence. Rachel might not be completely stable, but she's not stupid. She'd pick a pack we're not allies with and ask for protection.
We get to the air strip just in time to see a small plane a lot like mine land. I know we don't need all the men we brought with us, but Travis likes to look very intimidating and menacing. Word of this meeting will make its way through the packs and image is everything.
The doors open and three men get out shoving a tall skinny man in front of them. Chris Rhys doesn't look scared or angry about his son's betrayal, merely resigned to the fact he's going to die today.
Travis, Andrew and I walk towards the four men, meeting them half way. "It's been a long time Chris." Travis says, almost politely.
He nods. "How have you been? How's Jenna?"
"She's happy to have our daughter back." He replies, for the first time I hear his barely contained rage.
"But you lost another I heard." Chris replies, smugly.
"I guess we know where Rachael went." Andrew states amused.
"Tell me what you know and I'll kill you quickly." Travis offers.
"She's in Canada. From what I heard she said she was making her way into the Red Wolf Pack." Rhys supplies.
"She's smart, I'll give her that." I say. The Red Wolf Pack is as large as mine. They stick to themselves and refuse outsiders on their land. They've never been in a feud with another pack, simply because an attack on their lands would be a disaster. The land is rugged, it would be like attacking in the dark, not knowing where or what to expect.
"I just hope she stays there." Travis replies, tiredly. "That's all you know?"
"She came to Brett for help. She wanted to mate with him and discuss attacking your pack. She is convinced she knows where your pack is weak and could take you out. She even talked to other packs and tried to make allies for a possible strike."
"What were the results?" I ask.
"She didn't get anyone to bite." He answers.
"I didn't get any phone calls." Travis replies, seriously.
"No one wants to get involved in your family problems. She sounded like a spoiled brat talking to Brett. Just like the rest of the alphas, Brett told her no and to get off his land. When she left she said she didn't care, that the Red Wolves were going to help her. No one is taking her seriously and I doubt the red wolf pack will either."
"How did she even get on their land? They're not known for their hospitality." Andrew asks.
Rhys shrugs and we all share a look. He doesn't know anything else. I know what's coming, so when Travis ends the conversation I'm not surprised.
"Let's go." Travis orders, motioning for Chris to walk ahead of us. As soon as we take two steps Travis grabs Chris head from behind and twists it to the side snapping his neck it seconds. His body fails and Travis orders the three men that brought him here to take him back home.
We stand by the cars discussing options regarding Rachel's revenge plot. Our only real course of action is to call Alpha Thompson of the Red Wolf Pack. "Do you think he was telling the truth?" Travis asks.
"Maybe. We need call around and see what the other alphas have to say." Andrew states.
"Jocelyn and I are leaving today." I state. I need to get home, work is piling up and Jocelyn still has school. Plus, I really want her to myself. I want to have breakfast and dinner, with just the two of us. I want to let my guard down with her, I haven't been able to relax. As an alpha on another alpha's territory, it's impossible to feel completely at ease.
"You'll bring her back for Halloween, Thanksgiving and possibly Christmas?" Travis asks, as we get in the car.
"Sure. We'll see about Christmas." I agree. Knowing we'll be back for every holiday. I know it will make Jocelyn happy.

Jocelyn's POV
I hear a commotion and start walking to the front door. Lennox is the first through the door. It's been over an hour and although I could feel he was fine, I was still worried. I walk up to him and he pulls me close. "We need to leave." I nod, but still look at him expecting more of an explanation. "I have work and you shouldn't miss anymore school." I know he's right, but I don't want to leave. "We'll come back." He says, smirking down at me.
"Okay. Can I say, goodbye?"
"I'll go pack our things. Take your time." I look for my dad and find him in the kitchen. Mom looks so sad, it doesn't look natural on her. The first time seeing her so feisty and bubbly and now she almost looks depressed. It's been a long day and I know this thing with Rachel is wearing on her.
I walk to her side and hug her. "Lennox and I are leaving shortly."
"Your father told me." She replies, sadly. "Do you have to go?"
"Lennox has work and I have school." I explain.
I look up to dad and see a very tired man. "Thank you, for everything." I tell him. He leans down hugging me.
"Come back soon." He demands, kissing the top of my head.
"We will." I reply.
"Lennox, promised you'd spend Halloween and thanksgiving here." Dad says, pulling away.
"Well, Jessica will be happy." I smile slightly, horrified about what costume she'll make me wear for Halloween. They laugh and I'm almost knocked down from behind.
"Don't go! Stay longer! Tell Lennox to leave you here."
I laugh. "I don't think that would go over well. You can come visit whenever you want." I offer, turning to hug her back.
"Okay, I'll go pack my stuff." She says, excitedly running down the hall to the stairs.
"Don't even think about it! You have school." Dad states, stopping her mid run.
I say goodbye to the twins hugging them tightly. T and Brenda are last and I order her to let me know when the baby is born. I know Andrew is still here, but he must be busy. I don't see him to say goodbye.
    I leave with a heavy heart. Even after the plane leaves the ground the view doesn't help my thoughts. What if I never came back? Would Rachel still be here? Would their family still be intact? Is this my fault? I look over to Lennox, who is concentrating on flying. I'm sorry I had to leave my family, but I want to be alone with Lennox. I care about him as my mate. I couldn't imagine being with anyone but him. However, I feel like there's a closeness we're missing. I don't know much about him. I know about his father and mother, but I want to know about his hopes about his dreams. I'm also missing trivial things about him. What kind of movies he likes, his favorite pizza toppings, what TV shows he likes. I want to know him through and through. Not just what he gives me little glimpses of.
Lennox lands the plane and I'm relieved. No matter how long I'm gone there's always that sense of relief when I get home. I see Liam waiting for us and wave. He waves back as I climb out. Lennox carries the bags to the truck and throws them in back.
I go to sit in the middle of the bench seat, but Lennox makes me sit on his lap. I'm tired and for some reason my wrist is hurting more than it was. I lay my head on his chest, watching the scenery pass. I wish I had classes with Marta, it would make school more bearable. I'm not looking forward to tomorrow.
"How'd everything go?" Liam asks.
I smile. "My real parents are amazing."
"Everything with Rhys is settled." Lennox replies.
I realize I didn't ask what happened with Rhys. "What did my dad do with him?" I question.
"He took care of him and sent him back to his son."
"Took care of him?" I question.
He nods. "Killed him. Quickly." He adds.
I expected him to kill Rhys, I just wish it never would have never happened. I wish I could've had the family I was supposed to have and no one would have gotten hurt.
Liam pulls up to Lennox's house and I open the door climbing off Lennox's lap. I'm sure Lennox wants to get back to his work. Maybe I'll go talk to Marta. Even thinking about seeing the Robinson's I get mad. I'll ask if she'll come see me here, I'm not ready to see them yet. I'm hurt my 'mom' never told me who I really was. I expected this from my 'dad', but not her. Lennox grabs our bags and Liam leaves.
Once we are inside Lennox turns to me. "I have some work to catch up on. Give me an hour?"

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