“Wake her up,” I heard Charlotte say from by the door.
“I said a word, wake her up.” She said, slamming the door shut as she walked out. I kept my eyes closed in hopes that the maids wouldn’t be waking me up, but I wasn’t dumb, each one of them was scared of what Charlotte would do to them if I didn’t get up as she instructed.
A maid put her hand on my shoulder, gently tapping it, and I opened my eyes before shaking my head in question, pretending to still be asleep. I. have been awake for the past hour, and yet, I didn’t have it in me to get out of bed.
“Ms. We need you to wake up. Ms. Charlotte has requested that you do.” She said, and I nodded before sitting up.
“May I ask the reason?” I asked, and the maid shook her head before the door opened again, revealing her. She threw a mop and bucket in front of me, making me frown in confusion.
“Because I said so, and now, you are going to pick these up and follow me. You have guests over this evening and the last thing that I expect is for them to enter the house to find it as messy as it is.” She said, making my heart race.
“I never went past my bedroom?” I asked. “You can’t expect me to be cleaning something that I did not…”
“This is my house, and I will not follow what you THINK that I expect. you to do, but you are to follow MY rules, and whether or not you like it…”
“Charlotte, there are ten, free maids that are sitting in the kitchen doing nothing.” Ivan said, stopping the woman. “They can tend to the house. She has to get ready to be seen by the Alpha’s side, and I do not give a damn what you are going to say about it. These are the Alpha’s orders. and if you have any complaints about them, go and speak to him. YOU, Aurora, please go and shower, you have designers that are coming and the concierges are arriving soon.”
Charlotte glared at the man for a second before putting a hand on his chest.
“I don’t know who’s side you are on, but you are getting on my nerves, and I don’t think that it is the best thing that you are doing right now.” She said, and the man scoffed. “Be careful, Ivan.”
“I am my Alpha’s beta, and I have no time for women’s talk. Now, as I said, if you have anything to complain about, Alpha Dimitri would be more than happy to listen. I do not have the time to do so, nor do I have the energy to think of giving you a second thought to listen.” He said, and she let out a low growl which he returned before she walked out. The maids who were in the room looked down at their feet, knowing their limits, and I fisted the sheets.
“Thank you, Ivan.” I said, and he shook his head at me.
“I did not do anything for you to thank me. The elders are coming tonight and there are things that you need to get ready for as well as prepare as the pack’s ‘Luna’. Whether or not that is the case does not make a difference if they believe that you are, and you girls are to prepare her in accordance to the requirements.” He said, and the maids nodded. I looked down at my lap, and the man took a step back before walking out of the room.
My heart ached, and one of the maids, Mariana, approached me with a morning robe. I looked at her and smiled before nodding as I got up. I put my hand on my flat stomach, and I knew that it was only a matter of time before it grew bigger. I had to admit, it was one thing that I as both excited and worried about.
“We are going to prepare the bath for you, Ms. In the mean time, would you like to choose an outfit to wear for the evening preparation? You know, you still have a lot to do around the house even if it does not include cleaning, and I think that it would be best if you are comfortable in what you are wearing.” Mariana said, and I smiled.
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“Plus, I believe that it would be a good option for you to be wearing your best for the Alpha to see you.” Daniella said, and I frowned in confusion. “You have been locked in your room since- the Alpha seeing you would be a good option. You know, it would increase more chances, and he is a man,” Mariana said, making me frown in confusion. “When we bring in consorts, we teach them to be what a man might like. While it might sound vulgar, even Ms. Charlotte was once a consort, and that is not something that she would admit considering that she is of beta blood.”
“What?” I asked, frowning in confusion. Daniella cleared her throat, and
Mariana looked down at her feet.
“The walls have ears, and such conversations can cost our heads.” Daniella said, warning Mariana.
“My point is,” she said, changing the topic. “You need to be sweet, funny, beautiful, kind, loving, and understanding. The man has to see you being. smart, but alluring. He needs to understand that not only he can have you, but others too, but you are loyal to him and him alone.”
I frowned at her words and she took my hand.
“It is going to be hard, but he has to have his eyes on you and you alone. The two benefits that you have right now is that despite her being his love, you are his chosen mate by the elders, and the main thing, is that you are carrying his child. When this baby is born as the Alpha heir, then not only would you be the one to hold the continuation of his bloodline, but also the title of the first Luna. No matter how many other women can come in his life, you would be the main one.” She said, and I looked down at my stomach. “Until that happens, you have to find a way to earn his heart, and that will not be happening with you drowning yourself in this bedroom. Think of my advice well, Ms. Aurora…”