I watched as four maids entered Aurora’s room with trays of food and drinks before shaking my head at Ivan who was standing in front of them, chaperoning what was going on.
His eyes met mine and he nodded in greeting, and I raised an eyebrow. “She needs to eat. The maids found her laying on the ground with little to no energy. I told her that she had to eat for the child’s safety, and if she is craving anything, all she had to do was ask. You know, the last thing that we want or need is a weak Alpha heir.” He explained and I nodded. I knew that he was right about what he was saying, but I had to admit, the last thing that I expected was for her to be losing her energy. And I completely forgot about the habit of cravings that she would be having. “And you are ignoring all your duties to take care of her, because?” I asked, and he raised an eyebrow. Ivan and I were more of brothers and best friends than we were an Alpha and his Beta, and he knew that very well.
“You have Charlotte to worry about, and I don’t want to add to the fact. that she almost killed the woman for being pregnant to begin with.” He teased, and I chuckled. It was one thing to be dealing with the fact that Aurora was pregnant, and a complete other thing to deal with a raging Charlotte who wanted to do nothing but slaughter the woman.
“I was honestly surprised that Charlotte tried killing the child, but then again, after everything that happened lately, I…”
“Please don’t tell me that you didn’t blame her.” Ivan said, stopping me, and I shrugged. The last thing that I wanted was to be faced by this, but I didn’t blame her as much I thought that I would or as much I normally would have if it was another situation or another woman was involved.
“I put myself in her shoes, and no, for that, I couldn’t blame her.” I said, and Ivan shook his head.
“She is carrying your baby, Dimitri. You need to keep that in mind if you don’t want to end up losing that child.” He said, and I nodded. I knew that he was right about that. It was just the fact that I couldn’t find myself accepting that it was HER who was carrying my baby.
“I just can’t help but feel stupid for not ensuring that she was on the pill
or an after pill. I know that things would have been different if she was…” “She was chosen for you, and believe me, her being pregnant would help cover the Charlotte story a lot better as no one would possibly believe. that this pregnancy occurred because of the night of the ‘mating”” He said, and I raised an amused eyebrow. The man was speaking logic, it was one thing that I knew, and though it wasn’t something that I thought of, I knew that I was thankful for him for mentioning it. “But you are going to have to be sure that you two don’t end up messing things up, and she is going to be dealing with more hormones fuck ups. You are going to need to be careful about that, because believe me, one wrong move and something could happen to the woman and that baby. Now, I know you might not care about Aurora, but at least your child.”
“And you are, as always, the voice of wisdom that I need to hear in situations like this.” I said, and he chuckled.
“It is one of the reasons why I am your beta and best friend, Dimitri.” He said, teasing me. I smirked before his eyes hardened. “There are things. that we also need to deal with. Some have been delayed due to the mating season and the two of you being in ‘heat’, but now that things are getting wrapped up, we are going to have to tend to them.”
“What is going on?” I asked, frowning in confusion and he pulled his phone out of his pocket. He showed me a few emails, and I frowned at the videos that these emails had. “Why do I not know of this?”
“You know that you are not allowed out of the house under any circumstance, Dimitri. Showing these to you would be triggering you.” He said, explaining the situation and I nodded. “The good news is, the men are all locked. They are waiting for your judgment on this. The issue is, most are of Charlotte’s old pack. They are her father’s men, and the man is not very happy neither about his daughter moving to a different pack without having a mate there. You know, regardless of how good or bad your relationship is with the Alpha, the beta has a different opinion.” “I will have Charlotte deal with her father if that is the case, but right
“Do you think that it is a good idea to actually include and involve her in something like this? don’t get me wrong, but the man is still her father, and no matter how much you are going to be trying to get her to by your side and against him…”
“Fuck…” he chuckled, and I shook my head before pinching the bridge of my nose. “We will find a way to deal with this, somehow. But we are
going to have to do it without her knowing. Otherwise, if you are planning on being with her, then this is just going to end up creating a major conflict and you know that you don’t exactly need that right now.”
I had to shake my head at what he was referring to, and he chuckled.
“Thank you for the reminder, Ivan.”
“At your service, always and forever, Alpha.” He said, and I shook my head. “I’ll go and check if the child is being fed. Otherwise, it seems to me that I am going to have to hire the woman a babysitter to feed her herself…”
“Remind me to add a note that everything would be jumbled if not for you being in the pack.” I said, and he chuckled.
“I believe that the two of us have already established that a long time ago, Dimitri,” he said, making me chuckle. “Anyhow, I’ll pass by the office in a bit, and then we can deal with everything that is to happen later…”
I watched as he walked toward the bedroom before I shook my head and pinched the bridge of my nose.
“What am I going to do with your father, Charlotte?”