You Said You Loved Me... and I Believed You
A mate is a beautiful experience, for both werewolves. They immediately feel a pull they've never felt before toward their special someone. Celeste Montgomery never wanted a mate, but after meeting Damien Colt she changed her mind. Him being an alpha didn't matter to her; she was in love. Before she knew it, they were mated, and there was only a few days until their wedding day. Celeste and Lexi, a female werewolf that was a part of a neighboring pack, were hanging out one day. Celeste fell asleep and awoke three days later, cold and alone, in the forest. Arriving at home, she found out her mate left her for Lexi. Devastated, Celeste went to the Midnight River pack to see for herself if Damien had left her. "Why?" she cried, heartbroken, to her mate. "I gave myself to you. I bare your mark! How could you just... toss me aside?" she said, her last words almost a whisper. She never imagined the words that would come out of his mouth. "I never loved you. I used you, but I know who I want to wake up next to until the day I die, and it isn't you." Damien replied. Living in a shadow of her formal self, Celeste runs away. With the immense amount of money her parents left her after their death, she had more than enough money to go where ever she pleased. Traveling from place to place, stopping to stay at some packs, she got tired of watching all the mates be happy, when she herself could never have that...
--Damien watched as his one true loves face fell. He could feel through their bond that she was devastated, but it was for the best. If she had died, he would have, too. As long as he knows that Celeste, his love, is alive, he will survive, even if he has to bed a monster for the rest of his life. Lexi and Damien used to date, until she started to get clingy, driving all his friends away, boy or girl. Eventually he ended it, but not without her telling him he'd "regret it", and, man was he regretting it.