“Emma!” Amy screamed as soon as Logan and I arrived at the party.
Logan sighed and kissed the top of my head.
“I already miss you, baby.” Logan said, making me furrow my eyebrows and look up at him.
Why would he miss me? I was right here.
Amy grabbed me and pulled me into a tight hug.
“Oh, I missed you so much!” Amy screamed. “Come on, we need to get this party started!”
She started pulling me away from Logan. I turned around, and he shook his head.
“I knew that she would drag you away from me.” Logan said, chuckling.
I smiled at him and followed Amy toward the rest of the guests.
The party was held in the packhouse garden, and almost the entire pack was there. I saw a lot of my classmates and people I used to train with.
Everybody was smiling at me, wanting to say hi and shake my hand. It was very weird, but very nice at the same time. I stopped to speak to a few of my classmates before Amy dragged me away again.
She pulled me toward Jake, who had a huge smile on his face.
“Emma!” Jake exclaimed as he pulled me into a tight hug. “You look amazing, beautiful. I missed you.”
“I missed you too, Jake.” I said as I hugged him back.
I heard a growl behind me, and I let go of Jake.
“So he is jealous even after he marked you?” Jake sighed, glancing at the mark on my neck.
I sighed and smiled. Logan had nothing to be jealous about.
“Don’t forget that gorgeous engagement ring.” Amy said as she lifted my hand to get a better look at the ring.
“You are marrying him?” Jake asked quietly.
“Yes.” I said as a small smile spread across my face.
Jake frowned and tightened his jaw.
“Take this.” Amy said as she handed me a drink.
I took a small sip of some clear liquid.
“What’s this?” I asked, frowning.
“Gin tonic.” Amy grinned before rolling her eyes and looking behind me.
“I’m not going to get her drunk!” she shouted, making me raise my eyebrows at her.
She sighed and looked back at me.
“Your mate and brother are worried that I’m going to get you drunk.” Amy said, shaking her head. “Do they know that werewolves can’t get drunk that easily?”
I looked behind me and saw Logan and Andrew frowning. I smiled at them and looked back at my friends.
“So, what’s new with you, guys?” I asked as I took another sip of my drink. “I feel like I haven’t seen you in ages.”
“That’s because you haven’t.” Amy said. “That man of yours is holding a monopole over you.”
I chuckled and shook my head. “It’s not his fault.”
“Yeah, right.” Amy rolled her eyes playfully, making me chuckle.
“So, anything new?” I repeated my earlier question.
“Not really.” Amy said, looking at Jake. “We’ve been working and hanging out like usual.”
“I miss hanging out with you at the diner.” I said, smiling.
“Oh, we are definitely doing that tomorrow.” Amy said, grinning.
“If your mate lets you.” Jake added with a hint of annoyance in his voice.
“He will.” I said, giving him a small smile.
I didn’t know what else to do. I understood that Jake was jealous, but I didn’t know how to deal with it. The best I could do is be understanding and not give him a reason to attack Logan all the time.
“Amy, Jake.” I heard aunt Gloria’s voice behind me. “Do you mind if I take my daughter-in-law away for a second?”
I turned around and saw Logan’s mom smiling at me. I smiled back and hugged her tightly.
“Of course, Luna.” Jake said politely. “Just bring her back once you are done talking to her. We missed her.”
Aunt Gloria smiled at Jake and took my hand in hers. I handed my drink to Amy and followed behind aunt Gloria.
She started taking me a little further away from the crowd, but we had to keep stopping so I could say hi to the members of our pack.
We finally made it to a bench and sat down.
“How are you, honey?” aunt Gloria asked me softly.
“Much better.” I said, smiling.
“I can’t even begin to explain to you how happy I am that you and Logan are together.” she said, caressing my cheek. “He was never happier than he is with you.”
I smiled and looked at my mate.
My core throbbed painfully. He was gorgeous. He was talking to my brother and smiling. The dress pants he was wearing made his legs and butt look amazing. He rolled up the sleeves of his shirt, and I could see each and every muscle on his lower arm. He was perfect, and I wanted him so much.
Stop looking at me like that, or I’m going to take you upstairs, bend you over, and f**k you right now. Logan mind-linked me as he looked at me across the backyard.
That sounds like something I would really want. I smirked as I mind-linked him back.
He growled through the mind-link, and I saw him clench his fists tightly.
I looked back at aunt Gloria and saw her smiling brightly.
“I am happy that I am able to make him happy.” I said.
“I am happy that he pulled his head out of his ass and realized what an amazing person you are.” aunt Gloria growled, making me chuckle.
“I’m glad he did that too.” I said, smiling at her.
“You are going to be an amazing Luna, you know that?” aunt Gloria said softly as she pulled me into a hug. “Your parents would be so proud of you.”
My heart clenched painfully, and I looked at Andrew. I wished that was true. I wished that I had made them proud.
“I am so proud of you too, Emma.” aunt Gloria said as she stopped hugging me. “And I can’t wait until we start with our lessons. You will be amazing, I’m sure of it.”
“I have an amazing teacher.” I said, smiling. “That’s the most important thing.”
Aunt Gloria smiled at me and stood up. “Come on, let’s get you back to your friends. I want you to have fun tonight because we have a lot to do tomorrow. The Luna ceremony won’t plan itself.”
She winked at me, and I laughed.
I stood up and followed behind her. She gave me one last hug before walking away to the packhouse.
I started walking back to my friends, and on my way there, I ran into Alpha Drake.
“Emma!” he exclaimed as he pulled me into a hug.
“Alpha Drake.” I said, smiling. “It’s so nice to see you.”
“Please, Emma, it’s just Drake.” he said, as he let me go. “How are you?”
“Much better.” I said. “Thank you for saving me.”
“No need to thank me for that.” Drake said as he took my hand in his. “It was an honor, Emma.”
We heard a growl, and he let go of my hand immediately. Logan really saw everything, didn’t he?
“Well, I better go talk to your mate before he strangles me.” he said, making me chuckle.
“Are you staying for a while?” I asked him.
“Probably for a few days.” he said, smiling.
“Great.” I smiled.
Alpha Drake winked at me and walked toward Logan, Andrew, and the rest of their friends.
I walked back to Amy and Jake.
“Drink.” Amy said as she handed me my drink back. “It’s time to relax, Emma.”
It really was, but I had something else on my mind. I wouldn’t mind relaxing under Logan’s amazing body.
I pushed the thought away for now, smiled at my friend, and took another sip of my drink.
I had so much fun. Amy, Jake, and I talked, laughed, and joked around all night. Some of our other friends from school and training joined us, and I had so much fun. I felt like a normal 18-year-old girl for the first time in a few months.
But I couldn’t say that I wasn’t thrilled when I felt my mate wrap his arms around my waist.
“I’m done sharing you.” he whispered, placing a small kiss on my neck. “I want to take you upstairs and take that dress off. It’s been driving me crazy all night long.”
I looked up at him and smiled.
“I can’t wait.” I said softly, making him growl lustfully.
He captured my lips with his, and I melted into his arms.
He was perfect, and I was the luckiest girl alive.