Chapter 20: On Alert

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Alex's pov


"Alex", I heard someone whispering, but chose to ignore it. It was probably time to get up, but I was too comfortable to move.

"Alex", the same whisper again, "let me go", she whined.

"No", I mumbled without opening my eyes and wrapped my arms tighter around her.

"Come on, we have to get up", she said, but I could hear the smile in her voice.

I opened my eyes and looked at her.

"Why do we have to get up?"

"Well, the first thing that comes to mind, we could be attacked any minute now, we should be ready", Eve said.

"We're not going to sleep again until they attack?"

"You really value your sleep don't you?", she smiled at me.

"You've known me for six years, I think you already know the answer to that."

"I've been desperately trying to fix your sleeping habits for the last six years without any success...", she sighed.

"You fell in love with me just the way I am, you don't want to change me."

"Hmm... Come on we have to talk with James, see what we're going to do."

"We?"

"Yes we and I'm not having that conversation again. I am a better fighter than you", she added with a smirk.

"Are not", I protested.

She chuckled. "Need I remind you how we first met?"

"Another successful story about mates for our family", I smiled at the thought.

"Yeah... James is the only one who got it easy right?"

"Well, he deserved it. Alexa had to be his mate, they were in love since forever...", I said and that was when I noticed what she'd done.

"Hey, you completely changed the subject!"

"Hmm maybe I did, maybe I didn't..."

"Eve--"

"You know I'm good and you need me. I've helped before."

"Well yeah, but--"

"Don't worry, I'll be fine."

"How do you know that?"

She leaned in and kissed me softly. "I know", she said.

I knew there was no point in arguing with her, she'd come either way. She's right, she's really good I knew she could take care of herself, but that didn't mean I wouldn't worry about her, she's my mate.

You're still sleeping?, I heard Jeremy through the mind link.

What? No... I am awake, I am eating breakfast, yeah.

You realize we're kind of on alert right? Get up and get your ass over to James'.

So you didn't get any sleep last night? Because you're kind of cranky and I'm a delight...

Alex!

Fine I'm coming over.

I sat up on the bed and noticed Eve looking at me with a smirk.

"What?", I asked her.

"Jeremy just scolded you, didn't he?"

"What? No..."

"You can't lie to me after six years..."

"Yes I can", I protested making her chuckle.

"Get dressed we have to go", she said as I got up.

"Yes ma'am", I said and went inside.




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"They definitely don't have the numbers to attack and they know that", Cole said, "they have to look for help."

"Who's going to help them?", Chris asked.

"Ever since everything that happened between all of you, they lost whatever allies they had and no one really wants to get associated with them..."

"They're not going to attack if they don't have the numbers, who knows when they'll find other packs willing to help them", Daniel said.

"They don't have to find a pack...", Eve said.

"Rogues?", James asked and she nodded. Even though it's been a long time, she still doesn't like mentioning them. I reached for her hand and squeezed it.

"That's why they let you go!", Rebecca turned to Cole. She'd taken control again, so we were hoping Brian would be back soon too.

"What are you talking about?", Daniel asked.

"I was captured by rogues until one day they just let me go without any explanation. If Silver Moon found them they could have struck a deal of some sort..."

"But they have to gather them, figure out what they're going to do...", Jeremy said.

"It's already been four days, I don't think they'll need much longer", I said.

Savannah and Alexa had gone over to Scarlett Moon since there was no way we were letting them anywhere near this fight. Chloe and Cole were still here, there wasn't any point in sending them away too since the news of their existence spread so quickly, it'd be more dangerous if they just left.




Chloe's pov

I'd been thinking a lot about our situation and knew we had to do something. The options we had though, weren't something I wanted to do in the near future... or ever...

I found Cole sitting in Alex's old room, where he was staying while we were here.

"Hey", I said.

"Hey", he said but then noticed my expression, "what's wrong?"

I sat besides him and sighed. "Silver Moon wants us back and I believe we can win this fight, but..."

"More will come...", he said. He knew what I was talking about.

"The news about us are spreading. We can't keep putting everyone here in danger. I know a  fight would happen whether we'd tried to escape or not, but they can't always be on alert for any pack that might decide they want two telepaths. What are we going to do when this is over?"

"We don't have many options", he said.

"I know. What can we do though?"

"Well... There is something, but you won't like it. Neither will Brian nor Rebecca."

Great, that can't be good.

"What?", I asked warily and he was right. I did not like the answer.

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