I jolted awake when I heard my mom’s scream. I quickly searched for my black sunglass and the injection and wore the glasses before descending to her room. I saw her thrashing around in her bed and yelling for help. Same nightmare! I quickly straddled her holding her hands below my thighs and quickly injected the liquid in her left upper arm. Her struggles died down as she passed out. I ignored the tears flowing from my eyes and quickly went to her restroom and soaked the towel in warm water and dabbed her sweat from her body. After cleaning her, I went to my room. I removed my sunglass and kept it safely near the injection.
Tears broke out as I still remember the first time I accidentally walked into her room while she was having the nightmare. I was just eight years old then. My grandpa is trying to control her wolf but on seeing my eyes her wolf gone mad and she clawed my left thigh. But immediately her wolf recognized me as her pup and whined for hurting me. She gave control back to my mom who treated my wounds with tears. After that, I never went near her without glasses to cover my eyes also mostly her wolf won’t take control over her. In fact, it has been a while since I met her wolf. I sobbed silently for my inefficiency for not able to do anything to heal her heart. I may heal some physical pain but I don't have the power to heal ugly emotional scars.
I couldn’t sleep anymore. I changed into a sports bra and shorts. I took my hand wraps and wrapped it securely over my hands and started hitting the sandbag to let out all my anger on it.
Oh Moon God!
When will you answer my prayers? *punch*
I have been praying to you for the same thing for the past four years! *punch* *punch*
I want his blood. *hard punch*
I want to kill him by tearing limb by limb. *punch* *punch*
His death should be the cruellest death in this history. I want to give him that. *punch* *punch* *punch*
I will give him the most painful death. I WILL! *hard punch*
*bag torn and sand fell with a ‘whoof’ sound*
Yes! Just like this bag, you will fall on my mother's feet, lifeless!
I promised that faceless monster in my imagination.
I sighed and removed the layer hanging and replaced it with a new bag and continued to work out my anger. While I was at the verge of breaking the fifth bag, The door to my small gym slammed opened and my mom sighed in relief.
“I was scared when I couldn’t find you in your room!”
She walked near me and pulled me into a tight hug without caring about my sweaty body. This is why I love her more than anything. I placed my head on her shoulder and greedily breathed in her vanilla scent.
“Sorry, mom! Couldn't sleep!”
I said in a small voice.
“Sorry, Kavi. I’m the reason for...”
I shushed her as she will blame herself for everything. I pulled away from her and turned around so she doesn't need to see my purple eyes.
“What’s the time mom?”
I nodded and started cleaning the mess of sand without making eye contact.
“Kavi, we need to talk about something.”
I furrowed my eyes as this is the first time she is asking me like this.
“Okay, mom. But please wait for a few minutes. Let me get cleaned up.”
I heard she hummed in response and walking out of the room.
I took a quick shower and dressed up in a full hand grey t-shirt and black jeans pant. I wore my brown cosmetic lenses and checked my moonstone pendant and walked out. I inhaled the heavenly aroma of my favourite chicken curry and rice.
It’s been a while since she cooked something at home as she was too busy with her work and I will cook sometimes but mostly order something out.
‘Something is not right with her’ my wolf stated.
I went to the kitchen and focused on her. I learned this new thing on my sixteenth birthday. My wolf could identify their mood from the colour of their aura. Now she is glowing deep violet mixed with the green outer layer. She is sad but trying to calm herself.
“What ’s wrong with you, mom? Why are you sad?”
I asked while hopping on the kitchen counter. Her head snapped towards me in shock. I giggled a little on seeing her open-mouthed and wide-eyed reaction. I heard her let out a deep breath. She prepared a plate for me and gave it to me.
“Luna Laya asked me to resign in a two month period.”
She tried to mask her sadness but failed terribly. Her job is everything for her. But why Luna has to ask her to retire? She is just thirty-three. On seeing me looking confused she continued to talk.
“Actually her niece completed medicine a few years back and the Alpha couple wanted to give her opportunity here. And also he suggested us to go back to Green Ocean pack as their pack doctor recently passed away.”
I could feel the depression radiating off her.
Green Ocean pack is the pack where my Granpa merged and handed over his title and that’s our old pack. My mom’s brother, Aryan is beta there. My mother and I born there but due to one bitter incident, we transferred here. My Granpa offered to the pack warriors in Mountain Shadow pack while my mom studying. And I was born while she was doing her first year, in medicine. After her studies, she joined the pack hospital and worked hard all these years. But it seems Alpha couple didn’t consider any of these things. And they want us to leave in a two month period! Also, my eyes welled up remembering a pair of hazel green eyes whom I sincerely trying to forget but it only leads me to remember him more.
“What are you going to do, mom?”
I asked her blinking back my tears.
“I know we both have some memories in Green Ocean pack, but it seems we don't have other better options. My wolf won't take the new girl's order and it might lead to conflicts. That's why they want me to resign the job. "
"That makes sense, mom. But isn't two months a short period of notice? And what if Green Ocean Pack didn't accept us? Do we have to go to rogues?"
My wolf growled in anger with the Alpha couples.
“No, I already got an appointment letter from the Green Ocean pack. Aryan arranged everything. He even made arrangements for us to get an individual house in the pack land. So we don’t need to stay in the packhouse.”
She said nonchalantly.
“Wow! Someone so eager for the return of his sister!”
She smiled genuinely.
“Yeah! It’s been eleven years since I meet my elder brother. Inba(Aryan’s wife) would be mad for not visiting her all these years. We used to be close friends in school.”
She said dreamily with a smile. I could tell she is remembering their good old time. I smiled and hopped down from the counter to wash the plate. She took her plate to the dining table and started eating but her eyes had a distant look and her focus is not here. She knew better than me to not let the past haunt her present but I knew that she couldn’t help it.
I took my bag and packed the lunch and walked out shouting a ‘bye mom’. My final exams are due in a week. I have been waiting for this for a long time as I couldn’t prove myself in the previous tests, my only chance to show my real smartness is to give my everything in this final exams. It will make my mom feel proud of me, I hope. Anyway, we are going to leave the pack before results. So I won’t get more attention and it would be fun to see the smart student’s face when I get good marks and they wouldn’t even recognize my name. And that would be my final trace in that school; to achieve a place in the toppers list. I don’t have a big dream about a degree but my mom told its mandatory. So I will do what she suggests to me. My main focus to find that sorry ass wolf and take my revenge. But no one knows anything about that man. Maybe going back to Green Ocean pack might help me to get some clue about him.
I opened the door enthusiastically as I was going out of our territory tonight to attend a fighting tournament. I changed into a black t-shirt and blue jean. I stuffed my usual black ski mask into my pocket and checked my moonstone pendant and tucked it safely inside my t-shirt before making my way out. I walked towards the border and climbed up a tree to ensure where our border patrols are hiding.
After calculated a loophole, I threw two stones in different directions past the place where patrol wolves were hiding as soon as I heard the shuffling sound of them making their way towards the sound, I silently crossed the border and ran using my wolf speed into free land. After reaching a safe distance, I stripped my clothes and kept it into my bag and shifted into my whitish silver coloured Alpha wolf form. I picked my bag in my mouth and made my way towards the tournament. My wolf enjoyed her freedom and let out a happy howl. Before a mile to the tournament, I shifted back into human form and put on my clothes and mask.