Chapter Ten

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Annabelle's POV

"My...my what?" I stuttered, unsure if I actually heard him correctly or not.

"Your wolf" he repeated, staring at me expectantly.

"I...Umm...what?" Was he serious, did he actually think I had some wolf stashed somewhere or something?

"Your wolf Annabelle, up here" he said and pointed to his temple. He had a wolf in his brain? I mean I guess that could make sense seeing as he is a werewolf and all but why did he think I had one, I wasn't a werewolf.

I just stared at him in confusion and he sighed, was that the wrong answer to his weird question?

"Annabelle do you remember the story I told you, about how the moon goddess would give a werewolf a mate to help calm their wolf side?" I nodded, of course I remembered, how could I forget Jax turning into a huge black wolf before my eyes? "Well... to help keep her species alive the moon goddess decided that werewolves could only have mates who were werewolves...do you get where I'm going with this?" He asked, obviously struggling with his words a little. I so desperately wanted to nod and say that I did but if I was being honest I didn't have a clue what he was on about. I shook my head and he sighed, running his hands through his hair.

"Okay let's try this a different way" he muttered more to himself then me. "What is it that I call you?"

"What?"

"What do I call you Annabelle, what do I call you when I don't use your name".

I thought for a second before responding in a whisper "your little mate".

He smiled "exactly, your my little mate Annabelle, my mate."

He was looking at me expectantly but all I could do was stare at him in shock, I was his mate? "No...no that's not right" I stuttered "you said that-that the moon goddess d-doesn't pair up a werewolf with a human".

He shook his head and leaned towards me so that we were nearly touching. "She doesn't" was all he replied with.

I frowned "but that doesn't make sense...that would mean that I'm a...That I can..." I didn't know how to finish that sentence, was he being serious? Did he really believe that I was a werewolf like him?

I looked into his eyes, and saw nothing but love and determination in them, nothing to hint that he was lying.

I stared at him in shock and all of a sudden I couldn't breath properly, like I couldn't get enough air into my lungs. I could hear my heart pounding in my ears and my hands started to uncontrollably shake.

Jax was quick to take the hot chocolate out of my hands before it spilled and placed it on the coffee table before taking my shaking hands in one of his as he placed his other on my cheek. "Deep breathe for me my little mate it will soon fade".

The sound of his soothing voice plus the warmth he was generating through his hands into mine helped calm my nerves and before long my breathing had gone back to normal.

"Better?" He asked and I nodded as I looked up into his chocolate eyes.

"How...?" My voice wavered as I tried to formulate a sentence

Jax sighed as he got comfortable on the sofa next to me and pulled me into his arms so that my head was resting on his chest. "The doctor and I have a theory about the how, we didn't want it to be true, it's one of the worst things an alpha could do to someone in their pack but it is looking more and more likely" he sighed.

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