Chapter Twenty Four

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Jax POV

I woke up to the sounds of smashing glass and quickly rolled over to cover Annabelle, if there was an intruder there was no way I was letting them get to my mate. As I rolled over onto my right to cover Annabelle with my body I was met with a cold and empty side of the bed.

"Annabelle?" I questioned to the dark and empty room, becoming more panicked as I realised she wasn't in the room with me.

"Annabelle!" I shouted, panicked across the room but there was still no response. I quickly shot out of bed and ran down the stairs to where I could hear her heart racing in the kitchen. What I found confused and frightened me all at the same time. I saw Annabelle with her head in her hands, curled up into a fetus position surrounded by water and broken glass. She must of smashed it and panicked.

I sighed and walked over to her, minding the broken glass with my bare feet, and knelt down so that I was more on her level. "Annabelle, its okay... its okay. I'm not mad that you broke a glass" I muttered, hoping my voice was soft enough so as not to startle her further.

When the only response I got was a whimper and her clutching her head tighter I frowned and reached out to brush a few strands of hair that had fallen in front of her face.

As I brushed her face my frown deepened at what I found, or more correctly what I didn't find. Our mate sparks were gone. Not a single trace of tingling could be detected by both myself and my wolf. That's when I really started to panic.

Had Parker somehow gotten to her whilst she was still in my pack territory and somehow severed out mating link?

'XAVIER!' I screamed down the pack link, not even bothering to try and mask my panic and confusion. 'Get over here now! There's something wrong with Annabelle.'

'Why what's wrong? She seemed fine when I left you guys last night.'

'I don't know' I replied as I picked Annabelle up off the floor and ran into the living room, placing her onto the sofa so she could be more comfortable. 'Something is very wrong.'

I searched through her head as best I could but without our bond being finalised there wasn't much I could do, there was one thing that was startingly obvious though. Her wolf was gone.

The door suddenly burst open and Xavier ran in panting with his eyes flicking across the room back and forth trying to find us. When he saw me knelt on the floor besides a curled up Annabelle he made his way over to us and sat on the arm of the sofa next to us.

"What happened?"

"I don't know". I hated how my voice cracked as I answered, an Alpha should always be strong and never show weakness but right now the earth could be crumbling from under my feet and I wouldn't care.

Xavier patted me on the shoulder, showing me as much support as he was capable of but without any answers there was wasn't much that he could do for me.

"Is this something to do with the messenger thing or something?" He had been basically living at the library lately, surely something would have come up that would explain what is going on.

He let out a puff of air and ran one of his hands down his face. "Honestly man I don't know, I mean it's possible I guess that the moon goddess is somehow involved in this, there aren't many people that can make a mate bond disappear".

"It's not just the bond that is missing Xavier" I muttered as I felt my wolf reach out for hers. "Her wolf is missing as well'"

It was silent for a minute, the only noise coming from Annabelle's slightly elevated breathing and heartbeat. She had relaxed out slightly now, she looked so peaceful and if I didn't know any better I would guess that she was sleeping.

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