Alpha Nocturne’s Contracted Mate by A E Randell
Chapter 65 Why Do you Look So Sad
Ann rolled her eyes as she gestured to the wolves.
“As much as I find it degrading to do so, I invite you all to inspect the claim that your Alpha has made upon my body. If that is what I must do to prove that this woman spouts nothing but lies, then so be it.”
A low murmur rose from the wolves as they took a step backward, clearly hesitant to offend either their Alpha or their Luna.
“Please, don’t be afraid to do so. I want to put a stop to this insanity. This Pack had been so welcoming to me when I first came, but I felt it only moments ago…the shift in your att*itude toward me. If this will provide the rea*s*surance you need then, as your Luna, I am willing to take that step.” Ann said quietly.
Not a single wolf moved towards her, all of them averting their eyes as one before a voice rose above them, strong and clear.
“Forgive me for speaking out, my Luna, but, none of us ever doubted you. We have faith in our Alpha and you, as our Luna. Whether you were his fated mate or his chosen, to me at least, it didn’t matter. A strong Pack has strong leaders and Alpha Nocturne has always been that to us.”
A murmur of agreement rippled around the room as the male voice continued.
“As for this ‘darkness’ that the witch claims lives inside of him…I don’t believe it for a second. We have all seen the mark you bear no thanks to this… female’s forcible exposure. She says that the darkness will prevent him from ever finding his true mate… but you are marked… and we are all fully aware of the mating that takes place between you both…”
A ripple of chuckles ran around the room and Ann felt her cheeks color as she glanced across at Adam who, for some reason, grinned proudly at her.
“That in itself proves that she spouts nothing but falsehoods. I don’t know much about witches in general, but I remember the stories of my ancestors about the dark witches’ ability to sow discord and doubt amongst others, turning family and friends against one another effortlessly and bringing once prosperous settlements to their knees. It would seem that this is what she intends. For what purpose…I do not know…”
Ann nodded thoughtfully at the silence that followed his words as she turned back to face Esmerelda whose face was a picture of fury.
“You see? I see you for what you are… as do the rest of these wolves… my Pack… my family.” Ann stated confidently as she took a step forward towards Esmerelda, her eyes rapidly beginning to widen as she realized that there was no way this was going to go her way.
“As their Luna, and the heir to the throne of the Alpha King, I feel it is my duty to put a stop to this.” Ann said calmly as she gestured to the guards hovering at the edges of the room.
“I think it would be wise to have her sealed in the cells for a little while.” Ann continued calmly as Adam made his way over to her side and narrowed his eyes at Esmerelda.
“Make sure she’s put in the dampening cell, and ensure that no one talks to her or sees her apart from me or your Luna. Do you understand?” Adam interjected as they advanced on her.
Esmerelda struggled fiercely as they dragged her away and with a final shriek of outrage, two more guards joined them and she was carried away to await her fate in the dampening cells below.
As her screams faded away into the distance, Adam placed his arm around Ann and smiled gently at her. “You did well, my Luna. I do have one question though.” “Oh? And just what would that be my Alpha?” Ann purred, turning to meet his smile with one of her own.
Adam’s eyes darkened instantly at her tone and she could read the l*st in his eyes almost instantly.
“I was merely curious as to why I could smell the desire rolling off you when I merely protected what was mine.” He smirked.
Ann’s cheeks flushed instantly as he chuckled darkly. “I don’t need protecting Alpha…” She protested weakly as she avoided his eyes, suddenly bashful under his intense gaze.
“I can see that… perhaps I’ll be a little more dominant with you when I get my chance to be alone with you again.” He teased as he ran his hands over her hips.
Ann looked up at him through her eyelashes and smirked playfully. She could feel the familiar warmth of desire rapidly spreading through her as the heat between her legs grew to an almost unbearable level, begging to be satisfied by the man before her. “Why wait until then… my Alpha?” She teased.
Adam growled suddenly and before she knew what was
happening, she had been tossed over his shoulder and was being carried out of the dining hall and up the stairs towards their bedroom, much to the amusement of their fellow Pack members that still littered the hall and corridors.
As Adam rolled off her for the third time and dr@ped his arm lazily across her stomach Ann turned her head to look at him, her breathing still a little quicker than normal from the exertion of their morning so far.
He grinned lazily at her as her eyes met his and she felt the heat creep up into her cheeks as she blushed and f0rced herself not to look away.
How had she gotten so lucky to end up with a man such as this completely by accident?
Ann could feel herself falling deeper and deeper in love with him as each day passed and the thought terrified her.
She knew that once his true mate showed up, she would lose him forever, and it tore her heart apart.
Maeve whined sadly inside of her and Adam’s brows furrowed in concern.
“My Luna… why do you look so sad?” he murmured as he brought his hand up to cup her face, stroking her cheeks softly.