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{Scarlett's POV} -Months Later-

I sat excitedly waiting for Christian to come from his meeting.

These past months had been pretty good. We have moved further into the war, getting more wins. I feel that it truly is coming to an end soon. Our relationship was still strong, and I feel everyday it strengthens more as cheesy at it sounds.

The door opening brought me from my thoughts and in walked a tired Christian. He loosened his tie as he walked and stopped by the kitchen. I watched him pull bourbon from a cupboard.

"Everything okay?" I asked as I stood from the living room couch.

"No." he mumbled taking a big gulp and I frowned.

"Care to explain?" I asked and he let out a deep sigh.

"Nothing to worry yourself over, Im going to go take a shower." He said and I quickly moved in front of him.

"Stop. Im queen you know, Christian. I deserve to know what's happening. It's bad enough you wouldn't let me sit in the meeting." I said and he pinched the bridge of his nose obviously annoyed.

"The war has shifted. They're using something stronger now against us, I'm afraid it can even hurt royals. It's like a version of wolfsbane on steroids. Except it's in gas form. Can't wear a mask when you're in wolf form can you?" he snapped and my eyes widened.

"I know this is bad, but there is no reason for you to take it out on me. I did nothing wrong." He sighed once more.

"I know, babe. Im just tired." he started to walk around me but stopped.

"Did you say you wanted to tell me something this morning?" He asked and I managed a fake smile.

"Yeah, you can take a shower first though, it's not that important." I mumbled.

"Okay..." He looked confused but headed off towards our room.

I started to cook us some dinner, but my mind started drifting off to the war.

A gas form of wolfsbane? I shook my head feeling that familiar fear creep up on me. Everything was going so good. Why are the hunters doing this?

Anger rose easily as I let out a growl turing off the burner. I need to calm down.

That was another thing, ever since Alara removed the blockage on my witch side, I can't control what I do. One day me and Christian got into a minor argument and I went ourself and let out a few string of curses and the next thing I know, I caught flowers on fire. I don't even know how.

I walked towards our room and went to push open the door, but instead it flew off the hinges and I gasped jumping back in shock.

The bathroom door opened quickly and Christian stood in a towel with wide eyes.

"What the hell, Scarlett?" he asked walking towards me.

"I didn't mean to." I mumbled.

"I just got upset thinking about the hunters and... yeah." I groaned walking towards the bed and sat on the edge putting my face in my hands.

The bed dipped next to me and I felt Christian's arms go around me.

"Maybe we need to ask Alara to block it again if it's upsetting you." he said and I looked up at him.

"No, I just need to learn to control it more. So far it's based on my emotions." I mumbled staring at my hands.

After awhile of just sitting there Christian got up and moved the door.

"I need to speak to you about something." I nodded watching him walk into the closet.

"I didn't just meet with the alphas today to discuss the new chemical," he called out and I cocked an eyebrow.

"Then what was it?"

"I'm going into the war front with Mason," he said walking out fully clothed.

No words came out. I felt paralyzed.

"Babe, it's just minor fights, it'll be over quicker if we go in." He said sitting next to me and again I remained silent.

"It won't be for long either." He said as if that was supposed to make me feel better.

"Y- you're risking your lives, all of you are when there is that new wolfsbane out. I don't like the idea of this." I said and he sighed.

"That's what leaders do sometimes, Scar. They take a risk. If I can help my people out, I have to go." He said and leaned in kissing my forehead.

"Please don't go," I mumbled, tears threatening to spill any second.

He gently cupped my face to where I was looking at him. "I have to, I promise you I'll be fine. I took down the worst alpha there was possible, I can do this." He said and I looked down quickly.

"You can't promise that," I said so softly I barely heard it.

He was quiet for a moment.

"I leave in a few days. I just want to spend them with you." I nodded not meeting his eyes.

"You wanted to tell me something?" he asked and my heart froze. 

How could I tell him now?

"I don't know what to do now," I mumbled.

"What?" He asked confused.

"I'm pregnant," I said finally looking up to his eyes.

He looked lost for words.

"Now you know why I don't want you to go," I said my voice cracking.

He pulled me to him not saying a word.

"I don't want you thinking one damn negative thing. Do you understand me? Just because I'm leaving for a little bit doesn't change anything." He said and I shook my head.

That's the thing, it changed everything.

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