Running down a hallway in the Council building. I was trying to get to Princess Aurora before they left this morning. Il was late but I couldn’t break a promise to her.
Rushing out the front door, I found they were waiting.
“Queen Ashy!” she exclaimed, running over to me. I swooped down, lifting her into my arms while she hugged my neck tightly.
“I didn’t think you’d come say goodbye!” she whimpered, with tears in her eyes.
“I’m sorry I’m late, princess.” I panted. Hugging her tight.
“I want to meet her,” Tundra said.
“Okay.” I was going to put her down and shift, but Aurora stopped me.
“Just think of me outside of your body.” She told me.
“Just think of me standing in front of you. And focus your energy.” I did what I was told. And I focused my energy on picturing her in front of me.
There was a bright light, and when it faded, Tundra, my big gold wolf, was sitting in front of us. The poor Fae Queen screamed and the Fae King gasped while their princess was trying to get down.
“Don’t worry, this is Tundra, my wolf. She wanted to meet Aurora.” I told them. When I put down Aurora, she rushed over to Tundra, burying herself in her chest.
“How?” King Jordan asked me, stunned.
“I’m not sure. She asked me to focus on her being out of body experience outside my body and I did.”| shrugged.
“That’s amazing.” Queen Melanie whispered, stepping towards Tundra.
“Don’t worry, Tundra would never let anyone hurt your daughter and neither would I.” I reassured them.
“She’s beautiful,” King Jordan breathed out. Tundra turned her head to look at him, nodding. He was supposed to be one of her mates.
“Queen Ashy?” I heard the princess mumble into Tundra fur.
“Yes, Sweetheart?” I asked.
“Can you and Tundra come to my birthday party?” She asked us. Tundra licked her face, which had her in a fit of giggles. I looked over at King Jordan to find him staring at me.
“It’s up to you. I know that this can’t be easy. But I would love to be there. You can contact the Alpha King with all the details. I’m not sure where my phone is.” I told him.
“We want you there, Queen Ashlyn. It would be our honor to have you in our home.” Queen Melanie spoke.
“As long as you are sure, and you can always let me know, either way. There is no pressure, but I would definitely love to see her again. If it’s not too much trouble?” I asked the King, and he nodded. His Queen came over, wrapping me in a hug. It startled me, but l hugged her back.
“Thank you.” She whispered to me.
“For what?” I asked her. She pulled away, holding on to my forearms.
“For blessing our daughter and for blessing me. And for not taking my mate.” She answered with tears running down her cheeks.
“You are so welcome. I only want the best for all three of you, hopefully four soon.” I told her and she smiled, giving me another hug.
They had to leave, and I stood in the driveway with Tundra, waving at the little Fae Princess. When they finally left the gate, I turned to look at my wolf.
“Now, how the hell do I get you back in?” I asked her out loud. She stood up and walked into my body, disappearing as she went. When she was gone, I threw up.
“You couldn’t have warned me?” I asked her while I was spitting the stomach bile out of my mouth.
“Are you alright, my Queen?” I looked up to find a warrior looking at me, concerned.
“Yeah, sorry, just wasn’t expecting that.” I told him while wiping my mouth with the back of my hand.
“No need to apologize, my Queen. Do you need anything?” He asked me.
“No, I’m okay. Thank you.” He nodded and moved back to his post. I walked back into the building, now needing to get myself cleaned up.
“So no warning?” I asked Tundra again.
“I didn’t know!” She huffed. And I wish she could see me rolling my eyes at her.
l entered our wing, and everyone was up and in the living room.
“Are you okay?” Mason asked, walking over to me.
“Yeah, why?” I asked him.
“Did you throw up?” He asked, raising an eyebrow at me, and I hated his werewolf’s nose.
“Yes, but it wasn’t my fault. Tundra wanted to meet Aurora, so she told me to pull her out of my body, which I did. And I was fine, but when she stepped back in, I threw up. But I’m fine now.” I rushed out.
“Wait, you physically separated from your wolf?” Derek asked, confused.
“Yes, and I’d show you, but lI really don’t want to throw up again.” I told him.
“Please, baby?” Mason begged. And I groaned.
“Fine!” I threw my hands up and rolled my eyes.
I focus like Tundra told me to do earlier. The bright white light came and when it went, Tundra was sitting in the living room.
“What the fvck?” Liam yelled out.
Baby, how?” Mason breathed out. And I shrugged.
“It’s because Ashlyn is a hybrid. She can separate her wolf’s side from her magic side.” Tundra spoke to all of them.
“That’s amazing!” Sage exclaimed, walking over to Tundra. Tundra started rubbing her head into Sage’s legs.
“She’s beautiful. But I don’t understand?” Sage asked while scratching Tundra’s head.
“I can’t answer that. I don’t understand it either,” I told her. Derek came over and sniffed me.
“I get it. Thank you, Derek.” I told him, annoyed.
“Why do you smell like Jordan?” He asked suspiciously.
“What are you talking about?” I asked him.
“Go change.” He pointed to the room, and I sighed.
Tundra walked away from Sage and walked into me again. I didn’t feel the urge to throw up until I was halfway to the bedroom and then I ran into the bathroom to empty whatever was left in my stomach.
When I was done, I sat with my back against the wall, taking some big, deep breaths. I was exhausted now, and I didn’t feel like moving. The cool tile floor was helping to cool my overheating body.
“You okay?” Mason asked from the bathroom door.
“Yeah. Just exhausted now.” I breathed out. He came in and started the shower for me.
“Get ready, baby. I just got word that the former Vampire King has arrived.” He told me before he walked out of the bathroom.
“Why?” I called out, but he didn’t answer. Groaning, I got up to shower.
I went to check on Ashlyn. What she did with Tundra was amazing, but I think she is using too much of her magic at once. She looked exhausted sitting in the bathroom and she only woke up an hour ago. I think she needs to ease into this and not force it all at once. I don’t want her to get hurt.
And instead of going home, my father mindlinked me to tell me that the former Vampire King was here and he wasn’t happy about learning that Ashlyn wasn’t James’ daughter. We’ve all been called to a meeting to discuss this.
I walked back out into the living room to find Derek.
He was siting on the couch. He was acting weird about the way Ashlyn had been smelling. Last night, he bitched about her smelling like Liam. It bothers me, but not enough that I would demand her to strip off her clothes.
And then now, she smelled a little of Jordan, but you really had to search for it. I’m assuming she was in the same room or near him, but not touching him.
“How’s she doing?” He asked me when I sat beside him on the couch.
“I think she is using too much magic at once. She looks completely drained.” I told him.
“I’ve never seen magic like this before, but it definitely could be the case.” Sage shrugged.
“Derek, why are you acting so weird about the way Ashlyn smells?” I asked him and he sighed.
“I don’t know. Magnus is worried about something. When she smells like another male, he becomes angry,” he explained.
“And is this new?” I asked him.
“He’s more intense now. Before he was angry, but now I’m afraid he might force the shift.” He told me and I nodded.
“Okay, just explain it to Ashlyn, so she knows why. I don’t want her thinking that she is doing something wrong.” I told him and he nodded.
“Liam, can you bring Ashlyn to the meeting when she’s done?” I asked him.
“Yeah, boss.” He answered, as I looked over at Sage.
“We should probably get in there before they start killing each other,” I told her, standing up from the couch. Derek, Sage, and I made our way to the meeting room, and I was definitely preparing myself for the worst.