I swallowed my growl back, as she came to stand next to me admiring my mate. I tensed with her proximity. She was a good 12 feet away but I still felt threatened. I I cleared my throat to keep from growling and strained myself. Believe me when I say the thought of harming my own mother crossed my mind. "Mom, Could you back up?" I asked my voice strained, she smiled at me before nodding and backing up a few feet, I walked back to meet her convincing myself and my wolf that it was only a few feet away from our mate and that I could still keep her in my sight. "Is she the one?" my mother asked after a while. "Yes" "she's human" she stated. "She is" "You're going to have to be careful" "she's so small" I said in astonishment. "Yes son, and you aren't an ordinary human male, you're a Lycan and one of the most powerful alphas in the world" she reminded me. "She's beautiful" I answered admiring every feature, and memorizing every inch of flawless skin I could get my eyes on. "You're going to have to change your ways for her" "I know" I listened to the soft pad of her footsteps retreating down the hall, I relaxed a small amount at each one even though she was my mother and I knew she wasn't going to harm her. it wasn't so much as I was afraid of her harming her it was more of I don't like sharing what's mine with anyone including the woman who gave birth to me. My mate is exactly that; mine.