“GET OUT! You’re a monster and we want you out now!” Their eyes burning into mine with hatred and fear.
“But momma, poppa. I’m not a monster, I'm your son!” I say as my face drowns in tears.
An unexpected smack throws me to the floor. I cup my cheek and stare at my poppa in shock. He has never even raised a hand at me before. Now he hits me for something I can’t control. I don’t want to be a monster; I don’t want to change into a wolf. Not if it means losing my family.
“You are not our son. You never were! We found you on our porch when you were just a babe. It was the biggest mistake bringing you into our lives. Now get out!” Momma, Emily, says.
My body feels numb and cold as I run out the back door. They aren’t my real parents; my whole life has been a lie! I'm thirteen years old, they should have told me! My tears fly as I sprint into the trees. A sudden urge to change comes over me and I welcome it. My white paws hit the ground and I howl as I leave behind the betrayal.
2 years later
I crouch lowly and stalk forward silently. The buck continues drinking from the stream peacefully. I lunge and sink my canines into his neck. Shaking my head violently I feel his neck crack. Just as I'm about to dig in a burning pain pierces my neck.
Standing quickly I shake my head when everything starts spinning. My legs collapse from under me and I fall to the ground. I try to lift my head but fail when boots come into view. A man’s face smirks at me before everything goes dark.
They open the cage and I growl weakly. All they do is laugh before they start the beating once again. Every day it’s the same thing. Whip, live wires, knives, hot metal and repeat. I don’t even put up a fight anymore. It’s been the same for the past 7 years of my life.
Hours later I hear the cage open again. I don’t have the energy to even growl at them. Suddenly water pours over my coat. Looking up I see Patrick, the leaders son, starring at me sadly. He's never hurt me before. He sneaks me food and water late at night.
“You have to leave Legacy! I hear dad say he was going to kill you in the morning.” He whispers. “They all went out to a bar so now is your chance. Just keep running south; dad says we move up north after we leave here. You’ll be safe if you just go south!”
I find the strength to stand on wobbly legs. With a lick to the little boy who saved my life I sprint out my cage and into the trees. Finally I'm free and I'm planning on staying that way forever.
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The Alpha & His RogueWerewolf
Third book in The Black Forest series Parker Knight is the Alpha of the Black Forest Pack. With his pack, his family, behind him Parker can handle anything thrown at him. He's strong, kind and caring, highly protective of those he loves and is willi...