{Scarlett's POV}

I woke up sweating and felt completely disgusted. It reminded me of the hot summer nights in the sectors. 

Throwing the covers off me, I walked into the kitchen and my eyes move towards Christian's bedroom door. I sighed opening the fridge, grabbing some milk.

After I poured me a glass I had to tie my hair up from how hot I was. I walked over to the balcony of his penthouse and opened the doors. A cold breeze hit my sweaty skin and satisfaction washed over me. I needed a walk.

After walking back into the penthouse, I tugged on a coat and grabbed my milk heading out the doors. I made my way downstairs and walked outside to the garden and sighed in relief when cold air hit me again, it felt wonderful. I took a seat on a bench and looked up at the stars. Im sure it was probably two in the morning, but I couldn't care less. It was beautiful out.

"Luna?" I heard and turned seeing Christian's beta walking up to me.

"Yes?" I asked.

"What are you doing out here? I was walking back from the pack house and saw you. You should come inside, it's not safe to be outside this late." I sighed nodding and stood up.

"I was getting some fresh air. Thank you... beta" I said awkwardly not knowing his name.

"I understand, please, call me Axel." He said respectfully and bowed his head moving to the side so I could pass him.

As I walked a sharp pain happened in my side causing me to gasp.

"Everything okay?" Axel asked moving in front of me with a concerned look.

"Yeah, I think I just-AH!" I cried out falling to my knees in pain and as soon as it passed another one came.

"Guards!" He called out for help and went down to help me but froze.

I looked up seeing his eyes cloud over. No, oh Goddess no.

I'm in heat. Scarlett you are officially the dumbest person, my subconscious spoke as I looked up at the full moon that was causing at this pain. How could I forget?

He stared at me with an intense hunger and started backing up.

As the guards approached he held up his hand to stop them.

"Don't touch her." He growled out as if he was battling with himself to stay away. Any unmated male is attracted to a female in heat, they can't resist. I was terrified.

"Christian!" I screamed at the top of my lungs praying he would hear me. I couldn't even stand to get away.

The guards eyes were filled with lust and I tried to stand but screamed out in pain.

As one guard stepped forward Axel growled and shoved him back.

"Leave!" He yelled but was it wasn't helping, they weren't listening because their wolf had already took over. They weren't as strong as Axel to fight their wolf down.

I looked at Axel pleadingly.

"Please." I sobbed out. I didn't even know what I was pleading for at this point. Stop the pain? Get me to Christian? Something.

I could tell he was having an internal battle with himself and he took a deep breath walking over and wrapped an arm around me.

"Come on, I'm getting you out of here." He bared his teeth at the guards and they submitted easily and started to back up.

I started to stand and felt the pain ease from the male attention my body was craving. We started to walk and I looked over seeing him clench his jaw. It was soon blurry and seconds later I sat on the back steps that led into the palace and saw the Beta distance himself from me putting his hands on his head.

"I can't help you, I'm sorry. I can't get you to Christian like I thought I could, my control is limiting by the second. I mind linked him though."

The door swung open and I saw another man stand there. Of course he was unmated.

"Look man, I know you're control is slipping, but she's the Alpha's mate. If you go anywhere near her, he will kill you." Axel said.

"I don't care." The man started to approach me and my eyes widened in fear.

"Take one more step, and I won't hesitate to slaughter you." A deep voice spoke causing the man to freeze.

My heart leaped as Christian came into sight. He quickly made his way towards me and scooped me up.

"Shh. I'm here, baby." He cooed making our way into the palace and back upstairs.

"It hurts." I whimpered as another wave hit me. It felt like I was dying. Sweat drenched my back and forehead, needle like stabbing pains raked over my sides, and I could only cry out in pain.

"I know." He murmured.

Once we made it back into our penthouse he rushed towards the bathroom and sat me on the counter and turned the shower on cold.

"Come on." He said and picked me up and took my coat off and we walked into the shower as he held me.

Our clothes were drenched but I couldn't care less. The heat was calming down as he held me and we sunk to the ground; the water pouring over us. He leaned against the back wall breathing heavily as I laid against his chest, his shirt was now completely soaked.

"Thank you." I said relieved as the pain was going away, the heat slowly coming down.

He just clenched his jaw nodding. I could tell he was fighting his wolf back. It's hard for an unmated male to go against the mating ritual, especially if he's your mate.

"I'm sorry." I mumbled, feeling like an inconvenience.

"Don't be, you can't help this." He mumbled placing a kiss on my forehead.

"Are you feeling better?" He asked after a silence.

"Yes. Much."

"Good. Do you think you can get changed and into bed?" He asked softly.

"I can try." He nodded and helped me to stand up. I walked to my room and into my closet, changing out of my soaked clothes only to feel the familiar heat crawl up my spine.

After I changed, I walked to his bedroom and he was laying on the bed obviously tired. He sensed me and opened his eyes and patted the spot next to him.

"Come here, babe." I smiled and walked over and crawled up next to him. He instantly wrapped his arms around me and I did the same placing a small kiss on the base of his neck in a 'thanks' but I felt him tense.

"You don't want to do that, I have very little control." He mumbled.

"How long is this going to last?" I asked.

"Until the full moon is over. It shouldn't be bad tomorrow." I nodded tightening my grip around him.

"I'm sorry I can't give you what you want." I said and he looked down at me.

"And what exactly is that?" He asked confused.

"Ya know..." I drifted off and he let out a laugh.

"I'm not with you because I want sex, Scarlett. You're my mate. You're the person I'm destined to be with, to love, to support, and to start a family with. Whatever you feel like doing, I'm okay with."

I smiled, thanking him.

I felt another wave come on as pain erupted on my lower sides.

"Ow." I cried out.

"I'm sorry." He said looking down at me and held me closer.

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Well, she went into heat.

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