*Spin off of Beta *strong sexual content. . . You have been warned* He knew I was his mate. I could hardly breathe. I was humiliated that he saw me this way. I didn't know why, but something about the way he looked at me had my wolf cowering. I could see the anger in his eyes when he realized what I was. I couldn't deny how perfect he was; he was the ideal man. Strong, tall, defined features and a defined body to match, but the way his eyes roamed over me and the situation I was in made my heart sink. The way he looked at me solidified my hatred for a mate bond. I didn't know how anyone could stand the fucking thing. It did nothing except cause problems for women. It took away our right to choose who we wanted to be with and forced us to feel things for people we had no prior connection with. Some people thought it was the greatest thing on the planet, but I witnessed it every day. I saw how the vampires treated their mates. They beat them for insubordination. Men shared their mates with Master any time he felt like he wanted a quick fuck. The entire thing was a damn joke. One big, cruel, cosmic joke.