I watched as my bedroom door opened, revealing Charlotte who entered the bedroom.
Her eyes met mine, and I opened my arm for her, watching as she
approached me, before I wrapped my arm around her, hugging her tightly.
The picture of Aurora sitting in my arms earlier played in my head, and I couldn’t help but find myself wondering why she claimed to be happy in our mating bond when she clearly knew that the two of us had nothing to do together.
Charlotte pulled away to look me in the eye, and I watched as she ran her finger over my chest, his nail gently grazing it.
“Something is bothering you.” She stated, and I looked down at my woman, smiling at her. It amazed me that she was okay with everything. that was going on, but I knew that had it been up to her, she wouldn’t have allowed any of it to happen. She was merely being patient to ensure that the two of us stayed together, and for that to happen, she had to manage forcing herself to accept what she normally wouldn’t.
“Aurora was asked by the Lord Alpha whether or not she was happy with our mating bond.” I said, explaining the situation. Charlotte frowned, and shook ha
head in question. “I expected her to say no, but I was surprised. when she told him that she was happy. The issue isn’t about what she told him, it is about the fact that she could have told him that she wasn’t or at least, could have told him about the two of us. To my surprise, none of that happened, and instead, she just told them that she was happy with. the mating.”
“And that is a surprise to you because of what?” Charlotte asked, shaking her head in question. “Surely you didn’t expect her to go ahead and tell the elder…?”
“I expected her to tell him about the two of us. She would have been free of being with me, but no, she told them that she was happy and confirmed with him that our mating was stable.” I said, and Charlotte shrugged. The fact that she didn’t see things the way that I saw them was something that I knew and understood, I didn’t even question her. Maybe she had her own perspective, but I knew that this was not something that
I saw as normal.
“Well, do you think that it might be because she has nowhere to go? You know, if she does tell the elder, he would send her to her parents. They do not want her around, and she knows that by now. It is not something that she has to be told about again, and that is something that we all came to understand clearly.” She said, and I shook my head. It could be a reason, but I knew that there was more behind it. But whatever it was, I knew that I had to understand and uncover.
“Don’t worry about it, baby, we will get to the bottom of whatever it is.” I said, not wanting her to think about the situation more than necessary. I knew Charlotte was the type to overthink situations, and this was not one that I wanted her to overthink. Plus, I knew that her controlling her jealousy was a plus for me, and for that, I didn’t want to put her under any more pressure than necessary. “But until then, how about the two of us enjoy one another for the night? You know, I did promise you a reminder to my love for you, and I think that I am already overdue a few minutes long…”
“What are you doing here?” I asked, frowning when I saw Aurora in the living room, watching as the maids tended to it.
“She is being the maid that she was born to be, Dimitri. You shouldn’t be upset about that.” Charlotte said, and Aurora looked down at her feet. Ivan, who was in the kitchen, walked out to us and nodded. His eyes met mine and he shook his head, making me frown in confusion.
“I needed to leave the bedroom for a while. My apologies, I will be going back when things are done here.” She said, and Charlotte let out a silent laugh.
“See, I told you that she was being the maid that she was born to be.” She moved from my side and walked toward Aurora, putting a hand on her shoulder as she did. Aurora looked down at Lotte’s hand but I could tell that she was trying not to say anything to respond. Her heart raced, and Charlotte kept her eyes on her. “While you are at it, you can tend to my and Dimitri’s bedroom. I am sure that you will be finding a lot to clean there. You know, after an active night, one does get too tired to clean the mess he made, and the dirty sheets need changing.”
Aurora sucked in a harsh breath, and Charlotte laughed. I cleared my throat, catching her attention and I shook my head as I saw her turning to face me. Charlotte simply shrugged, and I watched as she took a step
back before walking toward the dining room.
Aurora didn’t bother looking at any of us before she took a step back and turned to the stairs. Her heart raced, and though I didn’t see her face, I could tell that a few tears were already falling from her eyes.
“Weak.” I muttered, and Ivan raised an eyebrow at me. “What is your problem?”
“Nothing at all, Alpha.” He said, and I shook my head. “I am curious to know how far she would handle with this, but that is not my main issue, right now.”
“What is?” I asked, and he pulled his phone out of his pocket, showing me a video of Charlotte talking to her father in the yard. “When did this happen?”
“When the elders were here.” He said, and I let out a low growl. “He called her over and she went to see him, though what happened between them, I don’t know. Charlotte was quick to kick him out before you came.” “And yet, she chose to hide that from me.” I said, nodding at Ivan who didn’t say a word to respond. I turned to my office, no longer wanting to join her or breakfast as I knew that I was going to need to think of a proper way to respond to the bullshit that has been happening because. of her father.
“Dining room?” Ivan asked, and I shook my head.
“Call her over to my office when she is done with her breakfast. And I want the footage of her and her father sent to me.” I said, and Ivan hummed in response. I knew that he was going to bring her over. “I think that it is time that limits are set back in this place. Otherwise, I was going to end up having a riot that I did not want to handle. And that was something that I didn’t aim to reach.”
“Don’t worry, no riots would be caused.” He said, and I nodded, knowing that he was normally the one to control them. “But you know that Charlotte is a special case that I can’t touch. It is the reason why I didn’t do anything until I spoke to you.”
“You did the right thing.” I said, looking at him over my shoulder. I normally never allowed anyone to speak to her. Considering that she was supposed to be MY Luna, regardless of what the actual situation was. It was always sure that everyone respected her, and that was why I was the one who ALWAYS dealt with her issues myself. “I will be waiting for her in the office…”