Not mate, mute. There's a difference
*editing* "As soon as he touched my arms sparks started to run along them. I missed him. The bond between us had grown stronger over the time apart. My heart was skipping to an unfamiliar beat and as soon as I was through the hole I wrapped my arms around his neck and pulled him to me connecting his lips with mine. He kissed me back instantly. For what felt like hours, that I didn’t want to end, we kissed in the tiny broom closet entrance to the basement. I had no idea love could be so wonderful. I am absolutely, without a doubt, in love with Troy Quill."
They're both future alphas, they're mates, but she doesn't believe in mates. Bluebell West is mute, she accepts that. She cannot accept Troy saying hes her mate, because she thinks hes using her for her pack. Which he is not true, not at all. Troy will do anything to win Bluebell's heart and make her believe that the love of mates is true, even if she isn't a werewolf. She may be future alpha of a legendary pack, but her mixed bloodline makes her only part werewolf, part human, and part/all dryad.