Dane led me to sit down, my eyes staying glued to Tatiana.
She felt familiar.
I questioned as I sat down next to Dane.
She shook her head and smirked, “I figured that would be your first question.”
I raised my eyebrows expectantly at her.
“Il always planned to talk to you before you turned 25 to explain what was going to happen.
Though I will say…”
she motioned at my ever-growing baby bump, “this did kind of put a twist on the original plan.
No worries though, I have powerful friends.”
She winked at me.
I furrowed my brows until it dawned on me, “You did this?! You are the reason my baby is growing so fast?”
I felt Dane tense next to me, “Did you only come to tell her that you have done something to mess with her pregnancy?”
She sighed as she stood up.
Dane followed, placing himself between the two of us.
“I would never hurt her, but I love how protective you are of her.
lam happy that she has ended up here.
Kain was worthless and his pack would not be strong enough for what’s to come.”
How the hell does she know about Kain? “Okay…you need to start talking,”
I stated bluntly, bay window, gazing out before clearing her throat, “I’m, technically, the Alpha Queen.
My mate, your father, is Alpha King Apollo.
I’m sure you’ve heard of him.”
she chuckled, though it seemed forced.
She turned around to face us, “I’ve heard rumors, but I’ve never met him personally.”
Dane answered when she continued staring silently.
“Well, unfortunately, most of the rumors are true.
He’s cold-hearted and ruthless.
Though my leaving has weakened him some and, from what we can see, it’s made him more…
She made her way back to the couch and took her seat.
“Apollo wasn’t really nice to me while we were together, but that isn’t why I left.
I left to save you…you will be his downfall and he knew that.”
her face scrunched as though what she was saying physically pained her.
“Why would you need to save me and how would I be his downfall? I need you to explain.”
She stared at her fingers as she played with her fingers in her lap, “A year after mating with Apollo, a seer showed up at the borders.
She warned him that his female child would be his downfall.
That she would bring an end to his rule and, in turn, his life.
Of course, Apollo laughed at the old woman before having her killed, telling her it would be a taking a deep breath, “no one dared mention that day or seer again after that.
We found out about three months after that I was expecting.
I was beyond myself.
I finally would have someone to love and love me back.
Apollo was happy, at first, until we found out you were a girl.”
She scoffed as she thought back, and I saw a tear slip down her cheek before she quickly wiped it away.
“He began avoiding me and I was beginning to hear people talk.
One day, I stood outside his office.
I had finally decided to confront him about what I was hearing.
As I approached the door, I heard him talking to his Beta, telling him the plan.
He would k*ll you as soon as you were born and tell me that there were complications.
They were planning out all the details, making sure there was no way for anyone to find out what really happened.
That night I ran.
I had some powerful friends that I hoped would be willing to help me, and thankfully they did.
I’ve always watched you from a distance, made sure you were safe, even though you never knew.”
More tears escaped her eyes, though she didn’t try to dry them this time.
The silence that followed was deafening.
What could I say to that? I couldn’t be mad at her for doing what she could her.
“I will see you soon,”
My eyes widened, “ Oh my god! My dreams!!”
She smiled at me as she shook her head.
“This is who you’ve been having dreams about?”
Tatiana giggled, “Yes and no.
My voice, yes.
But the dreams were to try and warn her of what was to come.
That is actually why I am here now.
You need to prepare.”
We sat talking to her most of the day.
I found out that my birthday is during a full moon, and not only will I turn 25, but! will turn into a wolf for the first time.
That’s not scary or anything.
She couldn’t explain Blaze though, said she had nothing to do with that.
According to Tatiana, after I turn for the first time, Apollo will be able to sense me, and he will hunt me down.
Dane had jumped to his feet fuming when she said that.
He swore that he didn’t care if it was the Alpha King, he would allow no one to kill me.
It made my heart swell to know I had someone like him fighting on my side.
When Dane left with Tatiana, I spread out on the couch exhausted.
Not physically but mentally.
My brain felt like it was going to explode with all the news I found out today.
I closed my eyes, just wanting to rest for a few minutes, but ended up falling asleep.
I woke briefly as Dane carried me to our bed and pulled me close to him, k*ssing me deeply before dozing back off.
A pain shot through me, causing me to scream out.
Dane jumped from bed half asleep.
I screamed and tried to curl up as another stabbing pain ripped through my body.
“Babe, what’s wrong? What’s happening?”
I looked at Dane, unable to speak as I doubled over screaming again.
Dane carefully lifted me as he ran out the front door with me in his arms.