I opened my eyes at the smell of a strong perfume being dabbed in front of my nose.
I coughed as a response, and the nurse who was standing in front of me. took a step back, allowing me to take a breath before she smiled.
I didn’t need to look to my side to know that Dimitri was sitting on the couch, and though I knew that it should be the least of my concerns right now, I couldn’t help but find myself growing worried.
“My apologies, Luna, but considering that you are with child, we figured that this would be the safest option when it comes to…”
“What?” I asked, stopping the woman. She looked at Dimitri for a second before turning to face me. My heart raced against my ribcage, and I couldn’t help but find myself aching at the idea of this being real. It couldn’t be, I knew that it couldn’t.
“You are pregnant, Luna Aurora.” She said, and I gulped before putting a hand on my stomach. My heart throbbed and I looked at Dimitri who shook his head at me. “You needn’t worry, Alpha Dimitri already has everything that you are going to need during your pregnancy. For now, we are going to need you to get enough rest, and you are going to have to minimize all kinds of stress to prevent yourself losing consciousness like you did earlier.”
I nodded before the woman, I am assuming the pack doctor, turned to face Dimitri. He nodded at her to walk out, and I watched as they did before closing the door. My heart raced, and I fisted the sheets, fearing what was to come.
“For the sake of my unborn child, I will let go of you trying to flee earlier, at least until he is born.” He said, daggers at me. “But you are going to be praying day and night that no one has heard of your mockery. Otherwise, I am not going to be as merciful.”
“How is Charlotte going to deal with the news?” I asked, putting a hand on my stomach.
“I don’t think that I gave you any right to ask anything concerning my relationship with my woman, omega.” He said, and I took a deep breath before nodding. “Your medication would be sent by the maids, and they are going to be supervising you on every minute, do you understand
“Alpha.” He corrected, “and I did not ask you to speak. I said a word, and you will follow like the omega that you are. And by the way, our duties with the elders and other packs start soon, and I do suggest that you compose yourself before that happens.”
He walked out of the room, leaving me alone, without bothering to give me a chance to respond and I looked down at my lap. My heart raced against my ribcage, and I put my hand on my stomach for a second before tears fell from my eyes. I didn’t even know how I was going to be handling this on my own, and I certainly didn’t know how things were going to be.
“I don’t know how I will do it, child.” I whispered to my baby as I ran my finger over my stomach. “But I give you my word that I am going to keep you safe.”
“Safe, my fucking ass.” The bedroom door opened, revealing an angry Charlotte. Her eyes were wide with rage, and I could tell that she was either waiting for Dimitri to leave or she heard the news from him. Her heart raced, and her cheeks were red as if she were some bull on the verge of attacking. “You are going to abort this child, or I am going to force you to do it. And believe me, I am not going to be gentle, genuine, or merciful on neither one of you.”
“What is your damn problem?” I asked, trying to move away from her as she approached the bed. She grabbed my chin with one hand before. raising her right hand, clenching it as she threated to punch me.
“You are.” She said, wanting to throw her blow. I grabbed her hand. midway and she growled as her canines grew. My heart raced, and I went to cry out only for her to be pulled away from me. She screamed, wanting to attack the person only for her to freeze when the low growl echoed through the walls of this room.
It wasn’t Dimitri though.
It was his beta.
“Get the hell out before Alpha Dimitri hears of this.” He said, his tone deep with warning. She glared at him for a few seconds before taking a step back. My hands shook, and I watched as she walked out and slammed the door shut behind her. Her heart raced against her ribcage, and I couldn’t help the tears that fell from my eyes before curling up on
It was seconds later when a tissue brushed my knee. I flinched, but the man didn’t move as he showed it to me.
“I’m not here to hurt you, Aurora.” He said, his eyes meeting mine for al second. “But crying is not going to be healthy for you right now, and I don’t want to talk about how unhealthy it is for the baby.”
I took the napkin from him and wiped my tears before turning to look for the bin only for the man to take it from me. He walked toward the small trash bin that I initially had under my bedside table but was now by the door, before throwing it.
“Thank you,” I said, looking down at my lap, avoiding his eyes.
“You don’t need to thank me. You are carrying my Alpha’s child, and as his beta and best friend, it is my duty to protect him or her.” He said, and I nodded, not saying a word. “I’m Ivan, by the way. I never got the chance to introduce myself to you earlier.”
“Yes, when you were giving me back…”
“You were playing a reckless, and dangerous game. Believe me, no one is happy with your presence in this house, especially not Alpha Dimitri. Therefore, I do suggest that you start acting smart and work with what you have, because you are going to be judged, and not only by those in the house, but by everyone.” He said, looking me dead in the eye. “Take this as my advice to you, because it will be the last one that I am going to be giving with no consequence…”