I looked at Aurora for a second before extending my hand to her cheek, gently touching the bruise that was forming on it. And I had to admit, I couldn’t help but feel my blood boil at the fact that Charlotte not only dared disobey me, but she crossed a limit that she knew she shouldn’t.
It was known and a rule among wolves to never harm the woman who was carrying the Alpha’s heir or child. Had the baby been harmed, then thing would have taken a completely different path that she wouldn’t. have been able to handle, and that was something that I didn’t like. Aurora flinched, and I shook my head at her, showing her my displeasure. in the situation that she managed to put herself into. I knew that it was. beyond her control at this point, but I couldn’t help but wonder why she didn’t try to at least fend for herself, if not for her, then for her baby.
“I am going to apply an ointment on it. Then we are going to need the pack doctor to check on you and the child…”
“I am fine, Alpha Dimitri. Please allow me to go to my bedroom.” She said, stopping me. Her eyes were fixed on her lap as tears brimmed them, and I sighed before putting a finger under her chin. The fear that I saw in her
eyes was not one that I liked, and the fact that she was going to be the one to raise my baby, I didn’t want to know that my heir’s mother was going to be as weak no matter what the circumstance that she had to go through.
“I called for you tonight, and I asked you to do something in specific. You chose this path, and you are going to be dealing with the consequences of it. As for the fact of you being ‘fine’, you clearly aren’t, and you crying as much as you are will not do you any good.” I said, looking at her. “And by you, I think that you understand that I am referring to the child.”
“Why did you call for me when you knew that…?”
“I do not think that it is your place to be asking me any questions about. why I choose to do something or why I do not.” I said, stopping her. “Now, sit and allow me to go and get the ointment to apply on your bruise. The last thing that we need is to have it darkening for when the elders come, and being pregnant would make it harder for you to heal considering the fact that not only are you malfed, but you are also weak as an omega blood when it comes to the fact that you are carrying an
Alpha blood child.”
“You claimed that you did not trust that the child was yours.” She said, looking down at her lap. “What changed now?”
“Nothing,” I said, my eyes hardening as I glared at her. “But if the baby is mine, then I would rather not be the reason why the child is harmed. If not, then the two of us know what is to happen, and I think that you are not foolish enough to play a game like this one against me.”
She didn’t respond, and I rolled my eyes as I walked to the bathroom to get the medication. I knew that she was going to need to eat and nourish. herself to be able to heal properly and I knew that her wolf was going to have to regain her strength.
I walked back toward her to find her taking a deep breath as she wiped. her tears. Her eyes were fixed on the balcony for a few seconds before she turned to find me in front of her. The two of us looked at one another before she looked down at her lap, avoiding my eyes, and I put my finger under her chin, raising it so that she would look at me. Her heart raced against her chest, and I could see her clenching and unclenching her fists as she tried calming herself down.
“This is going to help soothe the pain and would help with healing the bruise. But you are still going to need to eat something if your body is going to be able to fight to regain your power.” I said, and she nodded. I rubbed the ointment on her cheek, keeping my eyes on hers as I did. before closing the cap and walking to the bathroom to put the medicine away and wash my hands.
I had to admit, the last thing that I expected from Charlotte was for her to grow this aggressive, but I knew that she was going to have to deal with the consequence of what she did. If she believed that she could play around the way that she did, then she was very wrong in whatever she. had in her mind.
I walked back inside the room to find her standing in front of the window, looking up at the sky as she did. She didn’t turn to face me, but I could tell that she was looking at me through the reflection.
“Thank you, Alpha.” She said. “For standing up for me earlier. I know that you wouldn’t have had to, but you did, and that is something that I am more than a little thankful for.”
“You don’t need to thank me.” I said, looking her in the eye. “If I did something, then it was to protect my child,”
She looked down at her feet before turning to face me. Her eyes met mine for a second before she looked down at my chest as I put my finger under her chin to make her look at me.
“You running away when I clearly called for you is not something that I am going to forget. But for what happened to you tonight, I am going to allow it to slide. However, I trust me, if it does happen again, then I am going to be acting differently.” I said, keeping my eyes on hers and she took a deep breath, trying to look away from me as she did.
“You can go to your room, and I expect you to ask the maids for something warm to eat.” I said, stopping her. She took a deep breath before nodding as she took a step back. Her heart raced, and I watched as she walked out of the room before closing the door. I rolled my eyes as I looked out the window once again, listening to her steps as she entered her bedroom before closing the door.
I clenched and unclenched my fist and taking a step back, I turned to the door and walked out of the bedroom, knowing that delaying things is not going to mean that I am not going to solve them. Therefore, the faster I dealt with the issue, the better the outcome was going to be.
Charlotte, who was sitting in the living room, got up from the couch when she saw me walking down the stairs. Her eyes met mine for a second, and the low growl that echoed from my chest told her that she was going to be dealing with more than she could handle.
“Dimitri…” I grabbed her by her arm and pulled her toward my office. before pushing her inside and taking a step toward her. She took a step back, and I kept taking mine forward until I pinned her against the desk, glaring daggers at the woman as I did.
“You crossed a limit that you and I know that you shouldn’t have today,” I said, glaring at her and she gulped. “And now, the two of us are going to be discussing the proper punishment to it. And believe me, it is either you choose with me or I will be sure that it is NOT one that you are. going to end up liking…”