I woke up from my sleep with the urge to go into the forest. I yawned, thanking the goddess that today was my day off, and walked downstairs.
My mother looked at me as I walked out in my hunters' outfit, and I motioned to the window. She nodded as I slipped out the door.
I didn't know what made me want to walk, but I just went with it. I decided to visit Fiaga. I hadn't seen her in a few days, so I wanted to drop by and say hello.
I followed the track I used to go to her den.
I got to the twisted oak Fiaga called home. It was a lovely place, a small clearing in the forest with a stream bordering a portion of it.
I looked around but I didn't see my animal friend. I sniffed the air, but all I caught was a stale scent. I followed it, and it gradually became fresher.
I soon spotted Fiaga, sitting in a smaller clearing, with her back to me. I let out a quiet call, knowing only she would understand it, and scared a squirrel in the process.
Fiaga looked around expectantly for me, but I heard the locking sound of an arrow snapping into place.
Without thinking, I raced out in front of Fiaga, feeling a huge bout of anger.
The person shifted and flew at me, and Holly immediately recognized him.
I screamed as he clawed my back, taking more damage because I couldn't shift. If I did, all this hiding would be for nothing.
Suddenly, the blows stopped coming. I looked up to see Fiaga holding the prince down, not hurting him but putting enough pressure to hold him down.
I could practically see his anger go away as he recognized me.
"You," he breathed.
I motioned for Fiaga to get off him, and he immediately ran to me.
'Great Goddess. Holly, go with me here.'
She responded immediately, 'Ok.'
I pretended to look scared and backed away from him. Anthony held a look of hurt and confusion before nodding in understanding. He thought that because he attacked me, I was scared of him.
Then, he turned to Fiaga. He drew out his sword and pointed it towards her.
She cowered up against a nearby tree as he advanced upon her, sword near her neck.
I screamed as he lifted it up, and he turned to me, "What?"
I swallowed, "Don't hurt her."
He gave me a curious look. "And why not," he asked as if he knew I had no answer.
This sent me over the top for some reason. "Why not? Why not?! I'll tell you why not! She is a good animal, and she saved my life and your place as a prince! How would your parents react if they knew that you killed a servant girl for saving a fox?"
He didn't look any different except for the obvious fact that he was hiding his emotions from showing in his eyes.
He opened his mouth to speak, but I cut him off, "If you touch a hair on her pelt, you will have to kill me."
Anthony looked slightly confused, as if he didn't understand something. By the zoned-out look on his face, I could tell he was talking to his wolf. He then turned to me, "I'm surprised you have the nerve to threaten me. I won't hurt her, but she had better make sure she doesn't hold me down again, or there will be punishment."
I gulped as he walked away.
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The Servant Mate (complete)Werewolf
When young Ana, a servant girl, finds out that her mate is Alpha of her pack and the middle Prince of her city, she is too scared to show herself to him for fear that he will reject her and bring her family lower than it already is. There's only one...