Chapter Eight

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Annabelle's POV

Jax took me into his living room and I couldn't help but stare in awe at this room as well. Was his whole house this amazing?

It was a very soft colour scheme with creams and light browns covering everything. He had three huge sofas covered in warm fluffy brown blankets all facing towards a tv that hung on the opposite wall. On one side of the room the whole wall was made of glass as it looked out onto the forest whilst the opposite wall held a bookshelf on either side of a fire place that was gently flickering away giving the whole room a warm and inviting atmosphere.

I snuggled into the fluffy cushions as Jax gently placed me in the corner of one of the massive sofas as he went to sit in front of me on the coffee table with his elbows resting on his knees and his head in his hands, slightly tugging on his hair. Was he okay? I didn't know whether this was normal behaviour for him or not as I hadn't know him for very long but I took a guess at saying that it wasn't.

I hesitated in reaching my hand out to him wondering how he would react if I disturbed him from his thoughts but the words he told me in the car, about him never hurting me, came back to me and I shook the slight fear away and reached over to take one of his hands out from his hair.

I jumped slightly when his eyes snapped up to mine and quickly went to retract my hand from his but as I started to he turned his hand round and interlaced his fingers with mine, effectively trapping it. I blushed as he brought my hand to his lips and I blushed further as I heard him sniff my wrist before placing a kiss where his nose once was. What was wrong with him, he was always so calm and confident but right now he looked so lost I just wanted to take him in my arms and comfort him.

I looked at him in confusion as he stared at me, what was going through that head of his?

"Are...are you okay?" I whispered, wanting to know what was wrong with him so I could help in some way.

"Oh my beautiful little mate" Jax muttered, still not taking his eyes off of mine "I don't know where to begin".

"The beginning?" It still felt weird openly speaking to someone without being punished for it afterwards.

Jax chuckled but it lacked any humour "if only it were that easy" he sighed.

I just shrugged my shoulders and lean back into the cushions. It seemed like this was going to be a long conversation, what ever it was about, so I may as well get comfy. He stayed silent for a while and just as I was about to start drifting off to sleep Jax started to speak.

"Are you religious Annabelle?" He suddenly asked out of the blue.

I frowned at him before shrugging, I had never really thought about it if I was being honest.

He sighed before running his hands through his hair, was that the wrong answer?

"Do you know of the goddess Selene...the moon goddess?" He asked, obviously trying a different approach but frowned again when I shook my head. "Well she is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, both Greek gods and goddess. Selene controls the Luna cycles and one day, as the stories say, she got bored of always being out at night when everyone was asleep and so the other gods gave her permission to create a creature of her own, a creature that she could look after."

I nodded my head, not understanding why he was telling me this story.

"After thinking long and hard about what type of creature she wanted to create she finally decided on merging two existing creatures together, the human and the wolf. Her thought process was that it would cause the line between light and darkness to blur, as the wolf often hunted at night, and so would cause other animals to become nocturnal which in turn would give her more beings to look after and give her existence purpose. She chose to blend the wolf and the human together in the hopes that she could create the strongest species on the planet, the mind and cunningness of a human with the strength, agility and loyalty of a wolf. She had created the first werewolf".

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