After hearing Luna Mithra’s statement. My wolf started howling inside me in anger and sadness as she couldn’t even want to think about another man as our mate and she misses him already. I spent a few more minutes there and made my way back to pack house telling that I was feeling tired from the journey. I denied Mukilan to accompany me as I don’t want to make him miss things because of me. I can’t be invisible here as already Alpha Sezhiyan made it clear to everyone to protect me. I locked myself in the room. I need to find a way to learn about that monster. I can’t move forward in my life until I take revenge.
Next morning, I woke up startled to the banging at my door. I quickly fixed myself and wore my contacts as I didn’t want to make my mom feel bad at this early morning. But I smelled roasted almonds with a slight hint of caramel which was Alpha Sezhiyan’s scent. Sezhiyan's scent is actually roasted almonds and caramel is Luna's scent. I sleepily welcomed him inside. He was just wearing his shorts and sweating. I looked at him questioningly.
“What are you doing here at this early morning, Sezhiyan?”
I asked in my sleepy voice and sat down on my bed hugging the pillow. I heard him chuckling and he threw my pillow aside and pulled me up.
“The time is six thirty, sleepy head. Go and freshen up. You start your training today. That’s a rule for everyone. You can’t escape.”
He said as a matter of fact. I forgot that this pack let females train and also they would even get rank if they proved their power.
“But I don’t have my wolf. I never trained in my old pack. Mom too said that’s better.”
I got alerted as my fighting would be much harsh. I never trained with anyone. I only fought with rogues and I never have gone easy on them except that boy, Logan. But still, he too ended up with dislocated ankle.
“You can’t use that card here missy. I could smell your wolf. So let’s train you in human form. Also, you are champion in karate and kickboxing, right? I want to see my girl kicking some asses of few egoistic teens. Come on. I know you can do it, Kavi. If you didn’t come to the backyard within five minutes, I will carry you there.”
He said in strict tone but didn’t use his authority which I liked in him. He left the room to give space for me to get ready. I sighed and quicked freshened up and threw some black sports bra and knee-length shorts before making my way down.
When I walked into the back yard everyone paused and stared at me. But their faces showed a warm and encouraging smile. I saw Aryan uncle and Mukilan were fighting in human form. Few wolves were training in their wolf form. A huge black wolf quickly ran behind a tree and Alpha Sezhiyan came out. He had a big grin and he introduced me to Mithun, the Pack’s Head warrior. He looked like a man in his mid-thirties with brown hair and grey eyes which reminded me of my mate. I should stop leading all my thinking towards him.
Mithun will be training me today and Sezhiyan chose to watch. He asked me to fight him so he could judge my skills and he could help me to improve my skills. I don’t know whether I should show my fighting skill here but I vowed to protect this pack. So I need to improve myself which would be an advantage when I come face to face with that monster.
It was weird to fight without a mask. I stood there still while Mithun too stood patiently waiting for me to make the first move. After a whole minute, he let out a sigh.
“You don’t have to be afraid and hesitate. Okay, let us see your defence reflexes. I am going to throw some punches and kicks. Let us see how you defend yourself okay?”
I internally rolled my eyes for his quick judgement but I can’t blame him as he was informed that I never trained before. Also, he couldn’t recognize my calm aura. So I simply nodded.
He got closer to me and started with few strikes which I easily dodged. My wolf was attentive and helping me to focus. All of sudden, he tried to swipe my feet but I jumped and I knew what comes next and bent backwards dodging his punch. We went on for the next fifteen minutes and he trickily struck me three to four times when I least expected and he wasn’t using his wolf power.
Alpha Sezhiyan stopped us as he claimed it was boring and asked us to fight. Mithun was happy so far and he surprised to see my reflexes and suggested me a few moves on defence which I eagerly listened. It's good to have a coach too. Mithun told that I could stop and do exercises if I want but Sezhiyan wanted me to fight. Mithun asked one of the she-wolves to help me with training. A she-wolf stepped in the circle who had a disgusted look on seeing me and smirked at me. She must be new because I couldn’t recall her from my childhood memories.
“Don’t cry when I break your nose or bones, human. And I won’t go easy on you. You need to know your place. See who wins this challenge.”
She spat out venomously. Ah! Every pack has some bitches like her.
I noticed Alpha Sezhiyan tensing up and wolves can’t deny challenges and it will be marked as cowardness for a wolf to retreat a challenge.
“This is her first day and there is no challenge going to happen here. We are only training here. And don’t you dare disrespect your fellow pack member, Pooja.”
Mithun warned and Alpha Sezhiya let out a growl in acceptance.
“Oh, pack members should be part-wolves and part-humans, not someone pathetic like her.”
She replied cockily. Before Sezihyan could speak, I spoke.
“I accept your challenge. But what if you lose?”
I asked in a calmly in a soft voice. I wanted to ask her for the fight to the death but I don’t want to show myself as a merciless killer on the day here. She didn’t know how much a cruel bitch I am.
“Ah! I think you lost your mind along with your wolf.”
She smirked but soon frowned when I didn’t cry or break down or let alone change my expression at her mention of my wolf getting lost.
“Fine, If you win which would only happen in your dreams, I will do whatever you say. Do you have the guts to say that?”
Such an over-confident crazy bitch! I
know you would beg me from tearing you apart if I want to. My wolf would never let me slip a challenge. It’s her pride to win and show who she is to the world. Even if it takes her to shift, she will. That’s a wolf thing! That’s why I chose to remain invisible. But when fate makes you do something, I will choose to go with its flow. It would have something better inshore rather than my very own choices.
“Great. Same goes to me.”
I said and smiled re-assuringly at Alpha Sezhiyan who had worry etched in his features. From his stance, he would step in anytime when he noticed I am hurting but sadly that wasn’t going to happen. Now the pack members circled around the line. It gave me a wave of motivation and feel like the rogue fight. My wolf was so ready to rip the female’s head but I can’t let her do something which would have bad consequences.
Mithun counted three to one in reverse. I stayed calm while she smirked and growled with the intention to intimidate me but it was not strong enough to affect me. While Mithun didn’t even finish his start, she jumped in my direction. I heard disapproving growls from the pack members but I simply moved at last moment and she landed on the dusted floor on her face. The crowd laughter enraged her more as she quickly stood up and threw punches and tried kicking me. I gracefully dodged those attacks to raise her anger because I want to see her mighty wolf. Note the sarcasm! But when she managed to use her wolf power to claw at my left thigh I kneed her stomach and punched across her jaw hard. She fell on the floor with a shocked expression; her lower lip busted and blood dripping on the floor. Soon she was shaking in rage as I saw the glint of gold in her eye. I smirked at her and it did the magic.
Her clothes shredded into pieces and she turned into a medium-sized brown wolf and barred her teeth. Alpha Sezhiyan was about to step in but Mithun stopped him and I could tell he figured out about my skill. I noticed that and gave a reassuring smile in their direction. She jumped on me and her claws scratched my right arm. I threw a kick aiming her maw and she dodged it and tried to bite into my ankle. I withdrew my leg quickly and bend down and landed a hard punch over her rib. She panted and struggled to get her breath normal yet barred her teeth.
At least she had the spirit to continue. She jumped high aiming to claw my face. I stood still and moved my face just before she swipes and extended my hand to catch her throat and slammed her hard on the floor with a firm grip. I don’t want to choke her even though my wolf highly lusted for her blood.
She clawed my hand to get rid of me but my grip tightened and she becomes to lie still with minimal struggle and accepted her defeat in order to get out of my choking grip. I looked up at Sezhiyan and Mithun. They looked at me stunned as I made a wolf surrender without a big struggle for a girl without a wolf. Everyone cheered me. Suddenly I felt the thing I never experienced for the past eleven years. I felt shy. I walked up to Sezhiyan and buried my face in his bicep. He patted my head lovingly. Mithun muttered a ‘good job’ and left to shout orders to others to continue the training. Mukilan winked at me before joining the crowd but it was not flirtatious. Everyone quickly left to continue their training.
I took a blanket drying on the backyard and made my way towards Pooja. Everyone left her and she was limping and struggling to walk in her wolf form. The pain of failure is always much worse than the physical pain she was enduring. I knew that. I bent down and asked her to shift. She did and I wrapped the blanket around her and helped her to the Pack hospital. She didn’t look into my eyes but accepted my help. My mom was there already as she starts her work from today. When I was about to leave, Pooja spoke.
“I didn't need your help... But thank you for helping me anyways.”
I just nodded with a small smile as I knew something will never change. My wolf raged at her behaviour also she was not ready to heal her as she thinks Pooja needs to learn her lesson. And I do think the same and her defeat should teach her lesson to not underestimate anyone.
As I was free today, I decided to go to the new house and fix things there. I walked back to Pack house and searched for Aryan uncle. I found him with Alpha couple and seem to be in the middle of some serious discussion but they abruptly stopped their conversation on sniffing my scent. Weird! I only caught them saying something like ‘Kavi’, 'similar' and 'Blood warriors pack'.
Blood Warriors pack is our neighbouring pack. What about me and is they found something similar about me?
“Aryan Uncle, Could you please show me the new house. I have to arrange things there.”
He smiled but nodded his head negatively.
“Already everything was arranged there. Few boxes with your personal things were kept in your room and you can arrange it after the classes.”
“Classes? Oh, Okay.”
I totally forgot that I need to attend the school as I need to learn this pack rules. As I already completed my schooling, I would be only attending selective classes like Pack laws and Pack history and wars. I have to attend the private classes at school for a week and have to take a test on it.
I showered and walked up to Alpha's office as I need to get a joining letter with his sign to join the classes. Actually, I would have to listen to the lecture of the teachers at the library as junior exams were going on.
I knocked and opened the door without waiting for his reply but regretted instantly on seeing Sezhiyan mounting his mate on his table and they both were naked. Horny mates! They were too busy to notice the door got opened and I slammed it shut.
Oh, Moon! Please erase that horrible memory from my mind.
I shook my head and walked towards the back yard looking for my uncle. I wasn't paying attention and walked into someone. A small yelp escaped my mouth as I found myself falling, but a strong arm circled my waist and helped me to gain balance. I looked at a beautiful pair of brown eyes. I distanced myself after realising I was still in the embrace of that buddy.
I studied his face and let out a groan on recognizing the idiot in front of me. A young version of Sezhiyan! This is Dhayalan.
I muttered to break that awkward silence.
"You are so gorgeous!"
He blurted out looking between my lips and eyes. I panicked and took a few steps back when I find him leaning forward. I turned around and tried to walk away. But he caught my wrist and stopped me. I suppressed my urge to groan and turned around to look at him. His face looks flustered as if realising something.
"Hey, Kavi. I didn't mean to..."
Ha! So the young Alpha doesn't know to apologise! Wait! He does remember me!
"It's okay, Dhaya. But never try something like that again. We have mates out there waiting for us."
I said to him and watched regret crossing his feature and also his aura is full of hormones and embarrassment. Sure Dhaya’s Alpha features were so attractive and he looks so good. But the only person who would get my attention is my handsome mate. I wonder what he was doing? My wolf was purring and flashed his image in front of my vision.
Suddenly I was knocked down with a big squeal from someone trying to hug me and my wolf reminded that I recently smelt this person.
"Long time no see, sis. How are you?"
I got up and faced the personal tackled me.
My heart raced and my mouth muttered his name automatically.