Alpha Nocturne’s Contracted Mate by A E Randell
Chapter 11 Alpha Nocturne’s Car Is Coming…
“Then who is this and how did you get my number?” She asked, briefly removing the phone from her ear to check the caller ID before returning it to her ear.
“I don’t have your number saved and this is my personal phone. So who is this?” Ann demanded haughtily, tapping her foot impatiently.
“Erm… this is Allan, Beta Allan, my Luna. Alpha Nocturne asked me to call to ascertain your whereabouts.”
“Oh…” Ann answered as the color drained from her face and Maeve sniggered in her head.?
“Ah… Alpha Nocturne has arranged the ceremony for tomorrow afternoon. By the time the ceremony is completed and appropriate celebrations have taken place for the pack, the full moon should have risen. The Pack Elders are ready and willing, and more than excited I might add, to welcome you into your position officially as Luna of the Dark Moon Pack.”
‘Ironic that the Luna ceremony for the Dark Moon Pack is held on the day the moon is the brightest… would have made more sense to hold it on a new moon if they were being true to their namesake.” Maeve observed as Allan began speaking again.
‘Quiet, Maeve, you aren’t helping. I can’t concentrate with you interrupting,’ Ann hissed back furiously.
“Luna?” Allan’s voice enquired with a hint of impatience on the other end of the phone.
“Sorry. Okay. Perfect.” Ann answered distractedly without really thinking about what she was replying to as she hadn’t caught the question entirely.
“Perfect! I’ll have the car pick you up shortly then. Whereabouts are you wanting to be collected from?”
“Erm, that’s not… oh f*uc*k it, fine!” Ann answered in exasperation. “I’m at a cafe with a friend. I’ll be finished in roughly an hour as long as she doesn’t eat anything else.” Ann muttered under her breath.
A steely silence met her last comment and Allan cleared his throat awkwardly.
“I won’t ask.” He stated simply. “The car will be there in roughly 45 minutes. You can decide in the meantime if you want to collect your things from your home personally or have one of our work crew collect them for you. We’ll see you soon Luna.”
With that, the line went dead and Ann stared incredulously at the phone in her hand. Lexi slid into her chair and deposited four plates of various cakes on the table in front of her.
“I couldn’t decide, so I bought them all.” She shrugged nonchalantly.
Ann lowered her head into her hands and tugged at her hair despondently.
Lexi slowly removed the spoon from her mouth and narrowed her eyes thoughtfully at Ann’s stressed expression.
“Did I miss something?”
“Alpha Nocturne is sending a car to collect me in 45
minutes.” Ann intoned as she slumped backward in her chair, allowing her head to fall back and stare up at the ceiling.
“That’s it. I’m blaming you completely. This is why I stress eat! All this…” Lexi hissed as she gestured wildly to the food in front of her, “Is your fault, young madam!” Ann lifted her head back up to stare incredulously at Lexi.
“How is what you put in your mouth my fault?!”
“Your life is stressful! Secondhand stress I’m calling it. Sugar helps me cope. I’ll drown my sorrows in a mountain of sugar while you sit and watch me eat to death.” She grumbled as she spooned another heap of cream cake into her mouth and m*oa*ned in e*cstasy.
Ann snorted as a commotion by the door drew her attention.
Her face fell as she recognized the familiar face of her ex -fiance Brad. He was looking around furiously, scanning each face that he met and when his eyes finally locked with hers, his face split into an ugly sneer and he began to make his way over, snarling furiously.
“Oh, for f*uc*k sake…” Ann muttered in dismay.
As Brad advanced toward them with a look of fury on his face, Ann watched him with a feeling of trepidation building in her stomach. Lexi noticed her friend’s unease and swallowed the last mouthful of cake hurriedly as she frowned in concern.
“Ann?” She asked with a concerned line in her mouth.
Before she could answer though, the sound of chairs being pushed hurriedly out of the way caught Lexi’s attention and she turned with a raised eyebrow to see what the source of the commotion was.
As soon as her eyes landed on Brad, her expression darkened furiously as she flew out of her seat rapidly and stood protectively in front of where Ann sat. Her previously crimson eyes began to glow ominously as the dark pupils expanded rapidly and left only a thin band of crimson fire encircling them.
Lexi’s face contorted frighteningly into a sneer with her arms folded in front of her, as she watched the young Alpha through narrowed eyes. He stopped just millimeters away from her.
Brad pushed his face close to hers, their noses almost touching in an attempt to intimidate her. Anne almost laughed. Intimidation only excited Lexi, she got a kick out of putting people in their place.
“Get the f*uc*k out of my way, Lexi.” He snarled menacingly, their noses almost touching.
Lexi snorted and extended her arm, shoving him f0rcefully as she pushed Brad backward a few steps. She flicked her long manicured red nails across each other as she c*oc*ked her head contemplatively at him.
“Too close puppy. Your dog breath will ruin my clothes.” She commented casually as she inspected her nails and smirked.
Brad growled angrily and stepped forward, his hands clenched into fists.
“I don’t have time for this you f*uc*king half-breed, get out of the way!”
Lexi contorted her face into a mask of mock horror, clutching her chest comically.
“Oh no! My feelings!! How will I ever recover?” she smiled sardonically and tutted loudly.
“Someone should really teach you some manners little boy. First, you stick your d*ic*k in the wrong sister, and now you’re throwing ugly words around in a cafe owned by none other than those hybrids you talk with such a disdainful tone about. I’d be careful if I was you.” Lexi warned with a sweet smile, “You might get yourself a nasty reputation and we wouldn’t want that would we?”