My Surprise Mate Part 2: Chapter 21
After a short nap, we walked over to my parent’s house to meet back with everyone. I warned Blaze before our arrival to be on his best behavior. I didn’t want him and my dad fighting again.
Though I’m sure mom was more than successful in getting through to dad on the matter.
As we walked through their front door, everyone was already there waiting in the living room for us, including my grandparents and Zayne.
Zayne jumped up from his seat and quickly walked over to us, pulling me into a tight hug before doing the same with Blaze, “I’m glad it’s finally official. Happy for the both of you.”
I muttered thanks to him as I smiled.I know dad isn’t necessarily against Blaze being my mate; he’s just a bit overprotective of me.
“Well, no need to waste time,”
I stated as I clapped my hands together, getting everyone’s attention, “First, I want Devin dead.”
I wasted no time getting to the most important thing to me. Everyone nodded their head in agreement, “We all agree that is the only suitable punishment,” my grandpa started to say; he was quickly cut off by dad, though, “I want to be the one to do it. I know everyone wants to, but he has been taunting this family for far too long.”
Frustration began to boil inside of me.
Blaze must have felt it as he laced our fingers together, “Deep breath,” he whispered in my ear.
I closed my eyes and did as he said; to my surprise, it worked. I don’t think it was so much the deep breathing that helped but more Blaze himself. I stayed quiet as I thought about it.
Devin had put me through hell; he did things that are by far unforgivable.
My Grandpa Pollo, my best friend, died because of him. I wanted nothing more than to rip him apart piece by piece, but because of Devin, my mother lost her wolf.
She lost a large part of herself because of him. I understood where my dad was coming from, even though I felt it should be my place; deep down, I knew my dad needed to do this more than me.
He has always blamed himself for what happened.
“Agreed,” I told my dad, knowing I had made the right choice as I watched the emotions run across his face.
He smiled at me as he gave me a quick nod.
“Now that’s settled, Kyra has decided it will be best if she takes her rightful place as the Queen,”
Blaze spoke up. Everyone in the room broke out in smiles, “You’re Grandpa Pollo will be so proud of you,” my mom spoke through tears as she hugged me tightly.
I can only hope I make him proud. He was a good leader, a demanding leader, but a good one nonetheless; it will be hard to hold up his legacy.
“I’ll make the phone calls necessary,” dad said proudly as he stood, “
Blaze, can I speak with you privately?”
Blaze gently leaned over, placing a k!ss against the side of my head, “I’ll be right back.”
I narrowed my eyes at him, giving him a silent warning. As I turned to look at my dad, mom was already doing the same thing to him.
They shook their heads, letting out deep chuckles as they left the room and walked onto the front porch. Mom walked to the large window and pulled the curtains open, giving us the perfect view of the two.
Of course, they had noticed and smiled at us from the other side.
“He better be making things right,” my mother told me as she crossed her arms across her chest, “I have already warned him of what will happen, or should I say will not happen if he doesn’t. He acted a fool, and even though I understand why, it’s not okay.”
I loved how she had my back, even when it came to dad. It was funny how whipped he was; according to everyone, she’s had him this way since the day they met.
Zayne hollered from the kitchen, “I don’t think they need babysitters!”
All of us women scoffed at his remark, “Sure,” we all mumbled in unison.
“You better not be getting into the food yet!” mom scolded as she took off to the kitchen.
Someone cleared their throat behind me.
“I know you aren’t my biological daughter, but I have always seen you as my daughter. If you ever need anything, you can come to me, even if it’s about Blaze. I know Genesis feels the same way. We love you as if you were our own,”
Beta Ash told me sincerely before he pulled me into a bone-crushing hug.
“I know she does, and I love y’all too. Trust me, if Blaze steps out of line, y’all will be the first to know.” I smiled against his chest, hugging him back.
“Can you not break my mate, dad? I just got her,” Blaze said playfully as he made his way to us.
Ash released me, laughing, “I don’t think she is as breakable as you think, son. In fact, I think you are more fragile than her.”
Everyone began laughing as we all sat down at the table to eat.
The rest of the night went smoothly, with everyone in good moods and joking around. I leaned back in my chair as I sighed, “The food was amazing, mom, Genesis.”I told them as I rubbed my belly, “I’m so full I think I might bust.”
Everyone chuckled, but all agreed with me.
“We will see everyone tomorrow,” Blaze said, pushing his chair back before reaching out a hand to me.
“Oh Kyra, no rush honey, but you need to start figuring out what other powers you have and maybe start practicing with them …”
Grandma stated, sounding a little unsure.
“Yes.Blaze will help me tomorrow,” I told her with a smile.
I know she just wants to help but is uncertain of how to right now. Hell, I don’t even know how we are going to do this yet.
“I’ll walk with y’all,”
Zayne quickly said as he slid his chair back, “I was going to run the borders anyway tonight.”
I didn’t miss the look dad gave him as Zayne opened the front door for us.
“Good night, everyone!”
I hollered and waved on our way out.
Blaze laced our hands together as Zayne began walking beside us.
“Look, I’m not supposed to say anything, but I think you should know,”
Zayne broke the silence.I looked at him, silently urging him to continue.
“Dad said he would talk to you about himself, but I want you to have enough time to prepare, just in case.”
Zayne stared off in front of us as we continued our pace, “Zayne, spit it out already!” I told him as I slowly began to lose my patience.
He was making me nervous.
“Word has already been spreading about you.
More about you becoming Queen of ALL supernaturals. For the most part, they are relieved to be gaining a leader who will help keep peace and unite us all. But there are some rumors that you will be challenged. Some don’t think you are powerful enough or the right one for the job because you are young.
But Kyra, it doesn’t matter what they think, the Moon Goddess knows what she is doing, and if she chose you, then you have what it takes.
I will always stand by your side, as will this whole pack, but no one knows for sure what will happen. I don’t want you getting hurt.”
I could sense the anger rolling off Blaze as his grip tightened on my hand, “Anyone that wants to challenge Kyra or harm her in any way will have to first get through me,” he growled through clenched teeth.
“I’m right there with you,” Zayne agreed.
I shook my head as we walked up the steps to our porch, “Thank you for warning me, Zayne, but if I am challenged, I will accept it. I’m not scared to prove my strength.”
With that, I walked into the house, leaving my brother and mate on the porch. I didn’t want to hear this tonight.
I know Zayne was just trying to look out for me like he always has, and Blaze too, but at some point, I knew there would be someone who would want to take my title away.
That’s something thing that comes along with having any rank, really. I couldn’t help but wonder who it was going to be tough.
My bet is the witches.
They have always thought they were above the rest of us.I guess only time will tell.