She was looking down at her hands and she was not answering me. I was going crazy.
“You could have been seriously hurt.” Andrew said, frowning. “Why didn’t you tell me you hadn’t been sleeping?”
“I am fine.” she said quietly.
I growled loudly. “Two broken ribs is fine?!”
She looked up at me and frowned.
“Beta Andrew.” Amy said, and I turned to look at her. “I asked Emma to come over to my house tonight. I will take care of her.”
“No.” Andrew and I said at the same time.
“She is coming home with me.” Andrew said. “When she is better, she can stay with you, Amy.”
Amy nodded and looked down at her feet.
“Why?” Emma asked, looking at her brother. “I will be fine, Andrew.”
“I said no.” he said strictly. “You are hurt, and I am not letting you out of my sight.”
She opened her mouth to argue, but Andrew beat her to it.
“Don’t even try.” he said. “I am not changing my mind.”
She sighed and started getting up. She winced in pain and laid back down.
“I will carry you home, Emmy.” Jacob said and started walking toward her bed.
I growled loudly, startling everyone.
“Don’t touch her.” I said, glaring daggers at Jacob.
“Logan…” Andrew started to speak, but I raised my hand, stopping him.
“I will carry her.” I said in my Alpha tone.
All of them lowered their heads in submission. They can’t go against my Alpha command.
I walked over to the bed and took Emma in my arms. Goddess, she fit perfectly. The tingles and sparks I felt were addicting. I never wanted to stop feeling this way. Goddess, I wanted this woman.
But I couldn’t have her. I needed to think about my pack.
Her scent was mixed with Jacob’s, and Leon was going crazy inside my head. I was not doing well, either. I wanted to rub myself all over her. I wanted to make my scent the only one on her. I wanted to let them know who she belonged to.
I walked out of the doctor’s office, everyone else was following behind me.
I kept looking down at Emma, but she didn’t look up at me once. She kept her gaze down on her hands.
“Goodbye, Emmy.” Jacob said when we walked outside. “I will call you later.”
“Bye, Jake.” she said with a big smile.
I wanted her to smile like that at me.
‘You tossed that opportunity away.’ Leon growled at me.
I ignored him and waited for Amy to say goodbye to Emma. When she did, I started walking toward their house.
Andrew was right beside me the whole time. He kept glancing at Emma, but she didn’t look up at either of us the entire time.
While I was walking, I couldn’t help but notice how light Emma was. Is she eating enough?
A few minutes later, we reached their house. We should have taken the car, but both Andrew and I ran toward the training grounds without thinking.
Sienna was inside, waiting for us. As soon as we walked inside, she ran toward me.
“Oh, my Goddess, Emma!” she said with tears in her eyes. “What happened?”
Emma didn’t respond. She didn’t even look at her. She kept her gaze on her hands, but I saw she was grinding her teeth together.
“She had an accident while sparing.” Andrew answered instead of her. “She has two broken ribs.”
“Oh, Em!” Sienna said. “Don’t worry. We will take care of you.”
“No.” Emma said and raised her head to look at Sienna. “You won’t be taking care of me, Sienna. I can take care of myself.”
“Emma…” I started to speak, but she cut me off.
“Take me upstairs, Logan.” she said, not looking up at me.
I clenched my jaw but did as she said.
I walked upstairs to her room and placed her on the bed. Her scent here was amazing. I could breathe it in forever and it wouldn’t be enough.
When Andrew entered the room, she began to get up.
“What are you doing?” I asked and grabbed her.
“I want to take a shower.” she said, pulling away from me.
Oh, please, baby, don’t pull away from me.
I needed to calm down.
I nodded and Andrew walked to her closet to grab her a few things.
“Take a shower and I will make you something to eat.” he said, looking at her strictly. “I know you have been lying about eating as well.”
“When is the last time you ate?” I asked.
No wonder she was so light. She hadn’t been eating.
She looked at us and sighed. “My birthday.”
That was two days ago! She hadn’t slept or eaten for two f*****g days! And she decided it was a good idea to train. Goddess, this woman!
“I will bring you something to eat and I will watch you until you finish the entire thing.” Andrew growled at her.
She didn’t say anything. She took her clothes from Andrew and walked slowly to her bathroom.
Andrew and I went back downstairs. I breathed in her scent as much as I could. I will never have enough of it.
Sienna was waiting for us downstairs. She looked sad and angry.
“What’s wrong?” I asked her as soon as we entered the kitchen.
Andrew started to make lunch for Emma. He glanced at Sienna but didn’t say a word.
“I am really sad about what happened to Emma.” she said. “But I am mad at you, Logan.”
I raised my eyebrows. “Why?”
“She isn’t your mate anymore.” she said angrily. “You rejected her and chose me. You left me here and went running to her. And then you came back in here with her in your arms. How do you think I feel?”
“She is hurt!” I growled at her. “What was I supposed to do?”
“She has a brother!” she yelled and pointed at Andrew. “You could have let him go to her! Let him carry her!”
I clenched my fists. I wasn’t going to let another male hold my mate when she was hurt. Brother or not, it wasn’t happening.
Sienna wouldn’t understand. She was jealous of Emma. She loved her, but Emma being my mate and being so close to me was making Sienna insecure. What could I say to make it better? Could I say it was just the mate bond?
“Sienna, I did choose you.” I said through my teeth. “But she is hurt. And the mate bond made me go to her.”
Andrew tensed up at my words, but he didn’t turn around or say anything.
She sighed and sat down. “I can’t wait for you to mark me, Logan. You won’t feel the pull toward her then.”
I tensed up. I didn’t want that. Goddess, this was the most difficult thing I’d ever had to do and will ever have to do. Leon was growling and whining inside my head. My heart hurt. My whole body was in pain. I just wanted that girl upstairs.
But I had to do what was best for my pack. So, I smiled forcefully at Sienna and gave her a little nod.