“She did a good job, you do know that.” Ivan said, looking me in the eye. and I rolled my eyes.
was one of
The last thing that I was going to do was fatter the woman. It her duties to be able to tend to such things, and I knew that the concierges that were with her and the maids would have helped. She wouldn’t have done all this on her own.
“She is required to, and it is not like she wasn’t trained by her family to be able to host simple dinners. At least she would be good at doing one thing,” I said, and Ivan nodded, knowing not to say a word against that. “I want you to make sure that Charlotte doesn’t try doing something stupid. tonight. The elders are going to be observing everything that we do, and the last thing that I need is for her to end up doing something that would risk us getting caught.”
“Don’t worry, I will be sure that she is well grounded.” Ivan said, and I nodded.
Charlotte walked down the stairs, and I couldn’t help but shake my head when I saw the bright smile that she had on her lips. Knowing her expression, I knew that she did something devious, and most likely, it was toward Aurora.
“You know, tonight is not the night to play such games, Lotte.” I said, and she smiled, running her hand over my chest as I wrapped my arm around her waist, pulling her to my chest.
“You are my lover, and I merely proved a point.” She said, and I shook my head at her before kissing the crown of her head. I let my lips linger there for a few seconds before pulling away to look her in the eye.
“Ivan will be staying with you tonight, ensuring that your jealousy doesn’t get the best of you before the night ends. And when the elders leave, I will be reminding you that I have one
oman, and one woman alone settled in my heart.” I said, and she smiled before nodding. She stood on her toes before connecting my lips with hers. I smiled into the kiss before. she pulled away, allowing the two of us to breath.
I looked up to find Aurora walking down the stairs before turning my attention back to Charlotte.
“Go, I will be seeing you soon.” I whispered, and she looked back at
Aurora before pulling me closer again. She pecked my lips one more
time, biting my bottom lip as she did, before she pulled away. I shook my head at her as a small smile played on my lips before I nodded at Ivan to take her with him.
Aurora’s eyes were fixed on the ground, and I could hear her heart racing as she walked toward me as both Ivan and Charlotte left the house, closing the door.
She didn’t bother looking up at me, and I couldn’t help but find myself rolling my eyes as the scent of our guests filled my nostrils. I cleared my throat, catching her attention before extending my hand toward her just as their car entered our Estate, knowing that they would be here in a minute or so.
“Put on a smile on that face of yours. You know, that is, unless you want to find yourself losing it for good.” I said, giving her my warning. The last thing that I wanted tonight was for her to make a mess of everything that we discussed. It was bad enough that I was going to have to spend the evening with her, I wasn’t going to have things getting screwed up because of her.
She smiled and the two of us walked toward the door just as one of the maids opened it, revealing her mother, father, my parents, and the elders Jordan and Sirius. I didn’t need to wait for them to knock on the door before opening it. As long as I knew that they were here, I was going to open the door for them, and that was something that they expected, especially, since to them, we were not supposed to have anything that we would be ‘hiding.
I smiled and extended my hand toward the Lord Alpha, knowing that he was the highest in ranks here. He smiled at me, and I shook his hand. before turning to Jordan. Aurora stayed quiet as she kept her smile on her face.
“Lord Alpha Sirius, Elder Alpha Jordan,” I said, greeting them, and they both smiled. “I trust that you are well after your long trip?”
“We are well, how are the two of you? I trust that things are going well?” Lord Alpha Sirius asked, smiling at the two of us. His eyes met Aurora’s for a second, and I couldn’t help but frown before tightening my grip around her shoulder, making her flinch slightly when I noticed that instead of lowering her gaze, she kept her eyes on the man’s.
Aurora was quick to look down at her feet, avoiding his eyes as she feared my reaction, and I stayed quiet before forcing my attention on the Alpha
as I kept my smile on my face. Her heart raced, and I could feel her body heating up.
“The two of us are well, we have been spending more time at home. enjoying one another,” I said, looking at Aurora to find her cheeks red as she blushed. She looked up at me and I kissed her forehead, forcing myself not to frown as I felt how hot it was. Her heart raced, and she smiled at me before putting her hand on my chest.
“Mother, father, I do hope that you are well,” Aurora asked when I pulled away and nodded at her, allowing her to speak. Lord Alpha Sirius kept his eyes on hers, studying her expression, and she kept her eyes on her parents’. Her chest rose and fell as she took deep and slow breaths before I let her go and greet her family.
“Your mate seems to be unwell.” Elder Jordan said, and I smiled, shaking my head at them. It was the one thing that I knew announcing would do me more good than bad. I knew that it would be something that they would all want to hear, and not only that, but it would be making us grow closer when it came to the packs uniting and us following the ‘order of the elders’ would only make our packs grow higher in ranks. It was something that we all wanted.
“She is fine, her body is just a little exhausted.” I said, watching as she turned to face me. I nodded at her to come before cupping her cheek to kiss her forehead. I put my hand on her stomach, and she placed hers on top of mine, her hand shaking as she was clearly surprised by my action.
It wasn’t one that I would have normally done, but I knew that I had to fake being the happiest man alive at the fact that I was going to be a father with the woman who was chosen for me. It wasn’t like the elders believed that the two of us had anything of a romantic relationship, but as long as the two of us lived together, they believed that intimacy and tending to one another’s heats was one of our duties toward each other.
“Aurora is carrying my child,” I said, keeping my eyes on hers. “It seems to me that our family will be growing closer as time passes…”