I had to admit that I couldn’t help but find myself freezing at the fact that not only did the Alpha come to my bedroom last night, but he was now asking me to join him for breakfast.
His eyes didn’t meet mine and I could tell by his gaze that he was not happy. However, I couldn’t find myself understanding the reason behind- him calling me when he clearly did not want me being around him. I mean, surely he could have had someone else on the table with him, why me?
Ivan entered the dining room only to frown when he saw me. I looked down at my plate, avoiding the man’s eyes before Dimitri got up without bothering to eat or say a word.
“We have work to do, I am going to be waiting for you in the office.” The Alpha said, taking both Ivan and I off guard. The man didn’t even eat, and yet, he was quick to get up. I looked down at my feet, avoiding hist beta’s eyes and he sighed before taking a step back as the Alpha walked out of the room. My heart ached and I put my hand on my stomach for a second before Ivan shook his head in question.
“He called me over to have breakfast with him. I do not know the reason, but he has been acting odd since yesterday and has even called me to his bedroom.” I said, and he nodded in understanding. My heart raced and I watched as the beta took a step back without saying a word, leaving me alone with the number of thoughts that played in my head.
The fact that I didn’t even understand what was going on was not one that I was going to deny. I was more than a little frightened because of it, and the fact that Charlotte slapped me last night didn’t slip my mind as I looked down at my untouched food.
“Be careful with everything that you are going to be eating from now on.” Her voice broke through my train of thoughts, taking me off guard. I got up from my chair and went to take a step back and she laughed. “You know, it is amusing to see you in such a state. Despite being beside your chosen mate, you still are frightened just like the dog that you are.”
am not the one approaching him. It is him who is calling me.” I said, and she smiled. Her smile was menacingly cold, making my chest burn with both fear and pain. My heart raced, and I couldn’t help but find
myself shaking my head as she took a step toward me. She grabbed me by my chin, forcing me to look her in the eye.
“He is doing this to make me jealous, but you know, I am going to use that to my advantage.” She said, making my chest throb before she removed her hand. She lowered it to my stomach and I took a step back, making her laugh. “You best be concerned about this baby that you are carrying now, more than ever. For you know, I my not be able to hurt. you as Dimitri would be punishing me for your sake, little omega, but I can be sure that he does not even suspect that it is me. And that is something that you won’t be able to prove against me.”
“You are sick…”
“You started this war when you entered my love’s bed.” She said, and I shook my head at her. How did I ever call this woman my best friend before? How was it possible for me not to see this side of her before? Was I really that blind to ignore and dismiss everything that I was seeing right now? “But I am going to be the one to end it, and believe me, I am not going to come out of it as a loser.”
“I did not do this because I wanted to, Charlotte. You never even voiced out that you were with him.” I said, putting a hand on my chest. “I was chose for him by the elders, and with no reason to say no, why would I have done so? When I didn’t know of the two of you until our mating night, how would I have told them that I did not want to do this?” “You always saw yourself as better than I was.” She said, shaking her head. at me. “Little did I know was that you were always lying to me. You lied about who you were and hid the truth. You always made me feel like I was less, and yet, you always played the game of victim whenever you were cornered.”
“Charlotte, what does that have to do with Dimitri? For crying out loud, focus on what I am saying. IF I would have known…”
“It has everything to do with Dimitri.” She said, taking me off guard. Her eyes were fixed on mine and her chest rose and fell with each breath that she took. “Because by order and law, it was not you who was supposed to marry him. But the elders let go of that fact because of your parents agreements. However, had they followed the rules that our people know and that our elders have been following for centuries before them, then you, as a bastard, are not supposed to be the mate of an Alpha. And as the next in position and age, it should have been ME.”
I stayed quiet for a second as tears fell from my eyes. “But considering
the fact that YOU lied, I am the one paying the price of it. And I will be sure to make you not only pay for and regret it, but I will be sure that you will NEVER be able to forget the consequences of the lies that you made on all of us. I promise you, you are going to regret it…”
She spat on my face, and looked away from her before taking a deep breath as my chest burned as I put my hand on my stomach, fearing for my baby. My hands shook and I shook my head as I tried hiding my fear as one small thought played in my head. It was what Mariana told me, and if it were true, it only meant that Charlotte was lying.
“But I thought that you were stripped off all titles when you became consort.” I said, whispering my thoughts to myself. “And considering that you never had a child, doesn’t that make you nothing more than a pleasure maiden?”
I ran my hand over my stomach for a second before taking a deep. breath.
“Mama is going to protect you from those who intend to harm you, my little one. I give you my word. I am not going to allow anyone to hurt you.” I whispered to my child. “I just need to find my own right away around this Estate. But I promise you that I won’t let you go and that I won’t allow you to live through what I did. I give you my word, baby…”