The little minx was sneaking about the house, avoiding us so she didn’t have to talk about progressing our relationship.
“She’s been avoiding us lately even though the dates were going so well! She had fun at the movies! She loved that vomit movie and we took her to see three more movies, all with no plot. Now she’s tiptoeing about when she leaves her room and when she goes into her room, she locks the door and pretends to be asleep in there!” I fumed.
I was pacing back and forth in Alex’s room. I was trying to not rush Chasity but every time things got steamy naturally, she pulled back. She refused to even tell me what she wanted for Christmas.
She had given me some vague answers like “I’ll be happy with anything ” and “it’s the thought that counts”. Well, she was getting a Range Rover. It was already paid for, but the minx might use it to run away. I was terrified.
“Am I not s*xy anymore? Am I losing my appeal?” I asked my brothers.
Calix burst into laughter. Alex rolled his eyes.
“You’re very good-looking,” said Calix, obviously just complimenting himself. “Your personality is kinda blah though.”
I hurled a pillow at his face. He caught it laughing. Alex took a break from drawing perfect lines in his Alpha notebook. He loved re-checking their measurements after to ensure they were as perfect as originally measured. He closed the book with a sigh.
“Alpha of Alphas has put his rule book down for you! You know s**t just got real!” Commented Calix, grinning.
“Felix,” said Alex sternly. “Chasity is eighteen. She is shy. She is one person. We are twenty-one. We are outgoing. There are three of
Do the math. She is intimidated. We also have a bad history with her, making the situation that much worse. We’re lucky she even agrees to let us take her out,” he said, frowning.
I took a deep breath.
“Thank you for pausing triple-checking your straight lines for me,” I said, putting my hand to my heart. “I am touched, really.
Regarding Chasity, since you like math, tell me how many vomit movies away am I from a k!ss?”
Alex opened the book and began measuring the lines again.
“I have to draw the timetable for January’s bedtime placements. I finished December already,” he said, talking to himself.
Calix was snickering. I threw another pillow at him.
“Felix, leave Alex alone. Honestly, I’m so glad I’m not a lone Alpha. We have Alex to do all the thinking, you to do all the fighting, me to be Chasity’s favourite and make sure we have an heir,” said Calix with a wink.
Thad no more pillows so I tackled him. We wrestled on the ground until we hit Alex’s work desk and he parted us, using his Alpha Voice to throw us out of his room.
Calix and I were Alphas too so we could not be commanded in the long-term but as Alex was the eldest Alpha, his Alpha Voice could stop us momentarily, a fact that pissed me off at first. Now, I was grateful for it. I would have bitten Chasity if not for that temporary command from Alex. I could storm back into Alex’s room to argue with him.
The temporary command had faded already. I had realised I could also resist the compulsion to follow Alex’s commands.
I sighed. I was complaining to the wrong person. A sly smile spread across my face. It was the weekend so Chasity was home.
I knocked on Chasity’s door.
“Chasity!” I called.
“Baby!” I yelled, banging on the door.
I heard a squeak. I smirked.
“I just got out of the bath. One sec,” she called.
She opened the door. Her curls were drenched and she was sniffling. She had thrown a fuzzy robe on. The hood was made to look
like a fox. I smirked at that. Appropriate. I playfully tugged on one of the fuzzy fox ears on her hood.
“Who got you this? You bought it with the credit card?” I asked.
She shook her head. “I only use that for emergencies! Calix got me some robes and onesies too! I have a unicorn, a fox, a uni-,” she started listing them off excitedly but I did not come here to play with stuffed toys. That was for her and Calix to do.
“Wanna go out with me?” I asked.
“Tonight?” She asked.
“No, now!” I said, grinning.
“We always go out Saturday night,” she said.
“Yeah, the four of us but I mean right now in the day and just you and me,” I said slowly pulling her fox hood over her h#ad.
“Oh,” she said, her eyes widening.
She gave me a mischievous little smile.
“What did you have in mind?” She asked.
“Whatever my Baby wants to do,” I said. “Also, that credit card is not only for emergencies, it’s for shopping. Actually, let’s do that!’
“What?” Said Chasity.
“Get dressed! I’m taking you shopping!” I said.
I couldn’t let Baby Boy Calix out-Sugar-Daddy me.
“Ok!” Exclaimed Chasity.
“Um, I have to close the door,” she said.
I was standing in the doorway. I stepped into her room. She blushed. I knew she meant for me to step outside. She shut the door with me in her room anyway. She grabbed a towel and a dress and ran into the bathroom. I sat on her bed. Her room was neat, not serial killer clean like Alex, just reasonable..
She exited the bathroom, looking effortlessly pretty in a floral dress with stockings underneath. She grabbed her boots. I kneeled down and put them on for her. She smiled.
“Thanks,” she said.
“Ready?” I asked.
“Not yet,” she mumbled.
She went to her vanity and sat down. She dried her hair and detangled her curls. She began putting on makeup. I watched her, completely fascinated.
“I feel like I’m doing a makeup tutorial with you watching like that,” she chuckled.
“What’s that?” I asked.
“Mascara,” she said as though that were obvious.
“You used to have a new girlfriend every two months and you don’t know what mascara is?” She asked incredulously,
I shrugged. Obviously, I had heard of it. I just hadn’t known what the tube looked like until now.
“Don’t pretend…” she began and then sighed.
“Stop being afraid of me! I’d rather we argue incessantly than you be afraid to say stuff to me,” I said.
I wasn’t that great with words like Calix. I could have said that better,
“Don’t pretend you didn’t sleep with those girls,” she said softly. “You would have seen them get ready just like this.”
“You should!” I said bluntly. “You deserve to have fun. You deserve luxury.”
“My conscience won’t let me spend your money all willy-nilly while I contemplate leaving after graduation,” she admitted.
My heart hurt.
“What would it take to make you stay?” I asked.
“A time machine,” she joked.
“I’m sorry! I know I’ve been a jerk! I’m really trying, Chasity. Baby, I…,” I paused.
I was close to tears but I refused to cry in front of her. When I parked outside the mall, I pressed my forehead to the steering wheel.
“I’m sorry,” she whispered.
“For what?” I mumbled, raising my head to look at her.
“For stressing you out. You know what I wish?” She asked, her eyes brimming with tears.
“What?” I asked, hoping it was a wish I could grant her.
“I wish my parents had not dropped me off at the pack house. The ice incident wouldn’t have happened. We would be strangers. Then on the day you and your brothers became Alphas, I would show up to the ceremony with my parents just like all the other pack members. I would see you guys on the stairs when your father presented you all to the pack. I would realise you were my mates. You would look down and realise I was yours. It would be so easy that way to just….fall into your arms,” she said, sniffling.
It took so much out of me to keep holding back my tears but I managed it. I pulled her into my lap and cradled her head against my chest.
“I love you Chasity Thorn,” I whispered to her. “In every possible timeline, the end result of you and me is still me loving you.”
She wrapped her arms around me, burying her face in my chest. I leant in so I could inhale her scent. Her curls were so fragrant.
“You smell amazing,” I blurted out.
“Thank you. You do too,” she said.
“I can’t give up. I won’t,” I told her.
She looked up at me, smiling. I brushed my nose against hers.
“I want to kiss you,” I whispered.
She cupped my face in her hands.
“Felix, I’m really not ready,” she admitted.
“I’ll wait,” I said.
She k!ssed both my cheeks softly. I k!ssed her forehead. I held her hands and brought them to my l!ps, k!ssing each fingertip.
“Why do you always call me Chasity Thorn?” She asked. “Thorn is your last name.”
“I’Speaking it into existence,” I said.
She looked surprised.
“You’re my wife in my head,” I said simply.
She giggled, I pressed my forehead to hers.
“Let’s shop t’ill we drop, ok?” I said.
She nodded, grinning. She was hesitant to come out of the dressing room initially but she got more comfortable as the day progressed. I was holding her purse (whipped I know) while she tried on a tight little dress I picked out when her phone rang. I looked at it, scared it was gonna be some guy. It was a guy but it was just Calix. I answered it.
“Baby Boy Calixt”I greeted him.
“Where the f**k is Chasity?” He snarled,
“She’s right here! Chill!” I said, alarmed.
“Put her on the phone, then!” He demanded.
“Ok,” I said, annoyed.
What was his problem?
Chasity came out looking like a five course meal.
“I don’t know if it suits me,” she said bashfully.
“It suits me just fine,” I said, taking her hand and spinning her around so I could admire every angle of her in that dress.
She giggled. I put the phone to her ear.
“It’s Calix. He’s being a jerk but if he yells at you, I’ll s***h his tyres,” I said loud enough for him to hear on the other end. I could hear
“Hey Calix,” said Chasity sweetly.
“I would never yell at you, Chasity. I’m not mad at you. I got scared when you weren’t in your room and Alex and I had no idea where you went. Felix didn’t tell us you were going somewhere. I’m mad at him,” I heard Calix say.
“Sorry, it was spur of the moment. I didn’t mean to worry you. I’ll let you know where I’m going next time,” said Chasity.
“Thanks, Goddess,” he murmured.
Chasity grinned, blushing slightly.
“Alex wants to talk to you,” said Calix.
“Ok,” said Chasity.
“Hey! You scared me half to death, Luna! I thought…anyway. I’m glad you’re safe and nearby,” said Alex.
“Sorry about that! I should’ve said something,” said Chasity.
“No, Luna, it’s not your fault. Felix should know better. Put him on the phone, ok,”cooed Alex.
Chasity bit her l!p nervously. “Ok,” she mumbled. “I don’t want you guys to argue because of me, ok?”
“Of course, Princess,” agreed Alex.
Chasity handed me the phone. I sighed.
“Yeah?” I said.
“You should have told us you were taking Chasity to the mall! You would be just as upset if you went to her room and she was gone and you had no idea why! We didn’t know if she ran away or if she was snatched by someone. A Luna is always a target for rival packs. We have to communicate with each other, Felix. I get that you want a solo date. That’s fine but just tell us,” said Alex.
Ugh. I hated when he was right and he usually was.
“I’m sorry, Big Bro. I got…excited and just ran out the house. I wasn’t thinking,” I said.
“Calix is furious,” Alex said.
sonted with laughter.
“I realised,” I said.
We got something to eat before we went back to the pack house. When I walked in, Calix immediately grabbed the scruff of my shirt and slammed me into the wall.
“Stop!” Screamed Chasity,
“Calix!” Shrieked Mom.
“Boys!” Yelled Dad.
“What the f**k” I smarled, taken by surprise.
“Don’t you ever take my mate somewhere without telling me ever again.” He yelled, his eyes black.
growled and shoved him off of me. He moved to tackle me but Alex grabbed him, holding him back.
“Cut it out! No fighting!” Said Alex in his Alpha Voice.
Calix sighed. His eyes turned blue again. He glared at me.
“We thought…she left,” said Alex with a shrug.
I felt guilty now, looking at how shaken they both looked. I would have freaked out if I had thought Chasity had walked out of my life.
“I’ll be upfront next time. It wasn’t intentional. Sorry,” I said.
I had never seen Calix act like that. He took a deep breath.
“Ok,” he said softly. “Sorry,” he added.
I nodded. I ruffled his hair and tried to put him in a friendly headlock. He ducked out from under me and shoved me playfully. We were both laughing. I loved my little brother. I wasn’t trying to hurt him. Alex smiled at our antics.
“Luna, are you gonna model your new clothes for me?” Asked Alex.
Chasity blushed. “Maybe,” she said coyly.
Mom was glaring at Chasity. s**t. Mom would interpret this as Chasity driving a wedge between us.
“Mom, shopping was my idea,” I said.
Mom was smoothing Calix’s hair.
“I don’t like my boys fighting,” she said, adjusting Calix’s shirt and then mine.
She gave Chasity a disapproving look. “You should want the best for your mates. All of them,” said Mom.
“I do,” said Chasity.
“Is that why you can’t make up your mind about…” began Mom but Calix cut her off.
“Not today, Mom. Stop it,” said Calix sternly.
Mom looked shocked.
“It’s time for dinner. We’re having it early. The new cooks are wonderful!” Said Mom pointedly since she couldn’t directly complain about Chasity.
“We should have hired professionals years ago,” said Mom.
“We did. You let them go after Chasity came to live here,” said Alex, annoyed.
“Biggest mistake of my life,” chuckled Mom.
“Letting the cooks go?” Asked Calix.
It sounded like she meant letting Chasity live here was the mistake. Mom laughed airily without replying to Calix’s question.
“How was the mall?” Asked Mom.
“Great!” I said. “Chasity looked beautiful in everything, “I gushed.
lity brothers grinned.
“I want a fashion show,” said Alex pointedly, smirking at Chasity who blushed.
“After dinner?” Prompted Alex.
Chasity nodded. I raised my eyebrows.
“We should leave felix out of the fashion show audience,” teased Calix.
“Whatever, I’m going to be the announcer,” I said,
Chasity did not model her new clothes for us. I was still pissed at Felix. He of all people should know the cold dread that filled me
when Chasity was nowhere to be found. I wanted to have confidence in my relationship with Chasity but the reality was that things were on shaky ground. Felix should not have taken off with her but I was relieved she hadn’t just taken off period.
Chasity seemed more relaxed now that we had hired two cooks and two maids. The new maids were called Patty and Fanny. The new cooks were Yvette and Marlene. They were all middle-aged she-wolves who considered it an honour to work for their Alphas’ family.
They had criticised my Goddess for not being domestic. They obviously didn’t know she had done all four of their jobs singlehandedly for years. Felix had quickly shut them down, making it clear that he wanted Chasity to be a trophy wife. Felix had this theory he was alwaysgoing on about
“If you let chicks do too much housework, their l*bidos go down,” he said. “See how frisky Chasity is now that she’s idle.”
I snorted with laughter.
“She still hasn’t k!ssed us though!” Pointed out Alex.
“Yeah but I can feel how h*rny she is,” said Felix, putting his hand over his heart.
“That’s your heart, Felix. Wrong place,” said Alex.
I burst into laughter.
“My horniness for my Baby Chasity comes from my heart. It’s all connected,” he explained. “I wanna get down on one knee so I can get Chasity on her knees. That’s kinetics.”
“There is nothing kinetic about that, Felix!” Said Alex. “You’re thinking of pathetic, not kinetic.”
I burst into laughter.
I was just in a cheerful frame of mind because of the holiday season, Mom and I loved this time of year. Mom had chosen silver, white and ice blue decorations this year. There were several trees throughout the house, the biggest one in the entrance room. I had hung yeti ornaments on that one along with gingerbread men, Santa and Mrs Claus, elves, reindeer and lots of twinkling lights.
The entire exterior of the pack house was strung with lights too. I knew Chasity loved the decorations. I had to make this Christmas wonderful for her. I already knew what I was getting her, a tropical vacay. I had talked it over with my brothers.
On one December morning, Chasity asked a loaded question during breakfast,
“How much money do I still owe you guys exactly, Alpha Romeo and Luna Ronnie?” My brothers and I were uncomfortable. I could tell the cooks and maids were trying to listen in.
“Nothing” barked Alex, throwing a disapproving look at our parents. “You owe them zero dollars and zero cents.”
“No, you still owe a lot,” said Felix, shocking me. “But I’m the Alpha now and I accept kisses as payment.”
Chasity rolled her eyes. I laughed, relieved he wasn’t being serious.
“I really want to know, please,” said Chasity.
“Your parents owed us about a quarter of a million dollars,” said Mom.
That was nothing to us. Why did Mom act like Chasity’s parents had left the pack destitute or something.
“Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, ok, and how much have I worked off?” asked Chasity.
“We would have paid you about $500 a week,” said Mom.
“So that’s $500 times 52 weeks a year for 9 years cause I never took my vacation or sick days,” said Chasity, laughing awkwardly.
The rest of the table was silent.
“That’s $234 000!” She concluded.
My Goddess was very good at math.
“To pay off the remaining $16000, ‘d have to work 32 more weeks,” said Chasity.
“That’s about 8 months. If I kept working i’d be almost totally done when high school is over. I’d just have one more month to
“Great math, Baby,” said felix. “But you won’t be working anymore. I’ve already told you this. Please don’t defy me.”
I was grateful we were all on the same page when it came to Chasity’s housekeeping,
“What if I left after high school and went my own way, would you still feel the same about me not working?” She asked hesitantly.
Mom gave us her “I told you so” face. Mom didn’t get it. We didn’t want Chasity working whether we were her boyfriends or not.
“Yes, I would,” said Felix. “You’re done working here. You’re not obligated to be with us but your housekeeping days are over. I told you that already and I don’t like repeating myself. I’m only humouring this conversation because you’re my mate. You can ask my brothers how i act with pack members who defy me. You think you’ve seen the worst of me but I’ve went soft on you your whole life, trust me.”
Believe or not, Felix was right. He was merciless as an Alpha. He had zero tolerance for disobedient or disloyal pack members especially if their actions endangered the pack. For example, there was a young guy who lived near the edge of our pack lands.
Just recently, we had found out he had been harbouring rogues in his cabin in exchange for free labour. These particular rogues had been given the option to join our pack but had refused.
We found evidence that the rogues and the guy harbouring them had an allegiance with a rival pack. Paraphernalia from the rival pack had been on the premises but it was not enough to officially charge them with conspiracy or treason. The decision fell on Felix’s day to lead pack proceedings. Felix snapped everyone’s neck in less than a minute.
Alex would have held a trial drawn out over days ending in fines, criminal records and jail time. I would have probably let everyone off with a warning.
“May I be excused?” said Chasity stiffly.
“No,” said Felix curtly,
She left the table anyway. Everyone looked at Felix. Alex looked ready to order Felix to calm down if need be.
“I would never hurt her,” said Felix. “I love her,” he whispered, more to himself than to us.
We heard the front door slam which meant that Chasity had gone out into the snow in her pyjamas. Felix roared and turned the breakfast table over because he was such a balanced guy. He stomped out of the room. I heard the front door slam twice as h*rd.
“They’re gonna break the f**king door,” mumbled Alex.
“My pancakes,” I said, sighing.
“Be a Dear and make some fresh pancakes,” ordered Mom, looking at one of the cooks.
Dad put the table upright. The maids began sweeping up the broken mugs and plates.
“He better not hurt her!” I said to Alex.
“He would never,” said Alex, looking uncertain.
I got up, feeling worried. Alex did too. We heard the front door slam a third time and ran to the entrance room just in time to see
Felix carrying Chasity up the stairs. He took her to his room and shut the door, locking it. We listened at the door in case we needed to intervene.
“I hate you!” Screamed Chasity.
f**k.. We would need to intervene.
“I love you,” we heard Felix say softly.
Maybe not. We pressed our ears to the door, facing each other.
Felix is crazy but he’s even crazier about Chasity,
I said to Alex over mind-link.
He’s so crazy about her, he’s sane, said Alex.