Not Your Mate Anymore

Chapter 6 Perfection

 

I decided to get ready. It was 4pm and I had to be ready by 7pm as Damon will be here to pick us up. I wanted to really enjoy getting dolled up and pampering myself.

 

My sister called in reinforcements too. We had a make up artist, beauticians to wax those brows and legs. We had hairstylists come in. Even my brother got a dope ass haircut. We got massages and drank champagne while we let our glam squad make some magic.

 

When mom got home she joined in too. My grandfather and dad just laughed at us and went about their business.

 

I opted for red nails seeing as my dress was red. Josey went white and Remi too. It was almost 7pm and we were all ready. I said this before and I'll say it again, Josey looks like a Greek goddess. She looks so beautiful and angelic we almost cried. She wore her white gown with strap heels. She styled her hair in a cute messy bun and light make up.

 

Like an angel...

 

Remi decided to wear an emerald green dress. It hugged her perfectly and was flowy going all the way down. She pairs it with emerald earrings and gold strap heels.

 

I wore a red dress and paired it with my black stilettos. I felt like a powerful woman about to walk the golden globe red carpet.

 

My little Cj was a grown man tonight in his tuxedo. It fit him perfectly. You'd swear he was older if we were to judge on his height alone. He needs to stop growing this one.

 

When we walked out to show my dad and grandfather our outfits, they were speechless. My dad obviously fanning over mom but he also mumbled something about us growing up too fast. We took family photos and shared a drink before we had to go.

 

Mom and dad left first with grandpa and we stayed behind waiting on Damon. He finally arrived at 7h15 running into the house to apologize.

He told us he's been working like crazy but we will make it on time. I was more worried about the traffic as neighboring packs won't be sleeping at Green Forrest so the amount of cars driving to the venue might be a crazy amount of cars. Damon assured me we will make it on time.

 

When we drove into pack territory it was 7h45 already and I was about to start sweating. I didn't want to rush Damon because I'm sure Max was shouting all mother of swear words at him through the mind link.

 

We all notice he drove past the pack house...

 

"Where are we going Damon? Isn't the ball held at the pack house?" Josey asked what we were all wondering.

 

"Not anymore. Maximus built a private guesthouse with a ballroom for such occasions. These parties can get crazy and loud so he built the new house to respect those that need the peace and quiet.” Damon said. How thoughtful of him.. I'll have to keep that in mind if I need to get away from everyone tonight. It could get overwhelming with my mate in the same room as me, add Max's mate in the mix and I'll get a headache.

 

We drove uphill seeing cute lanterns hanging on trees to illuminate the road. It looked majestic. When we got to the top we were all speechless. The venue was a beautiful glass house surrounded by greenery. It was absolutely breathtaking. A very big house. A very modern house. Max has really outdone himself here.

 

We got out of the car still taking the beautiful architecture in. There was a beautiful lake and dock to the left where benches where placed and lanterns hanging by the trees. Security everywhere and people running around making sure things were where they supposed to be.

 

I didn't even notice Max come out the house and stand in front of us. I was so mesmerized by the look of this house that he had to clear his throat to get my attention.

 

Boyyyyy He got it alright...

 

Max in a tuxedo should be illegal. This man is handsome. They need to put his face in the dictionary next to the words handsome, sexy and ridiculous.

 

He was ridiculously good looking. He wasn't even wearing his suit jacket but he made it work. I don't even care if he even wears one. How his tattoos sneak out onto his neck. Those muscles hugging the fabric of his shirt. I was probably drooling but at that moment, I didn't care.

 

Max is mighty fine.

 

I looked back into his eyes and I caught him drooling too. Boy was checking me out. So I did a little twirl for him and pout.

 

"So, how do I look Maximus?" I ask. Yes I'm fishing for a compliment.

 

"You look amazing Sabrina Kimberley Trent. You look absolutely beautiful” he says to me still taking me in. He walks towards me and takes my hand to kiss my knuckles.

 

“I'm a lucky man tonight. If I knew you'd come out looking like this, I wouldn't have rushed Damon. This was worth it Kim. You look perfect." he says.

 

With all the butterflies moving around in my stomach, the compliments Max was throwing out, I didn't notice Josey slip away to be with her mates or Cj go do Cj things. I was lost in his eyes and smooth talking ways.

 

"You clean up nice too alpha Maximus" I say coyly.

 

"Thank you. Besides, I couldn't have you outshine me” he jokes.

 

He pulls my hand gently, "Come. We have people to meet and greet." He says walking with me into the house.

I walk in to see Celine, my uncles bed mate playing the violin so beautifully alongside a man who played the grand piano. Waiters walking around with flutes filled with champagne. The atmosphere was enticing and I loved it.

The ballroom had white walls and a white podium. The decor was gold. They had a chocolate fountain set up, fondue fountain with sliced bread pieces on the side. All the food you can think of they made.

A fully stocked bar on each side of the ballroom and bartenders doing what they do best.

“I must say Maximus, you've really pulled it off" I say to him. He really pulled out all the stops tonight.

I saw my mom and dad laughing with uncle Deacon. Cj talking to Nicole about something. I think he has a crush on her. Cute.

Josey at the bar with her twin mates. Bella and Elise sitting with Tristan at the bar on the other side. Tristan looked distraught and I wish I could make him feel better. His wolf still saw Bella as his but his wolf also probably wants to kill the baby growing in her belly. His wolf will be jealous of the attention the baby will be getting and because the baby isn't his, his wolf won't feel anything for that baby. I just hope his human side feels different and Bella spends the rest of their lives making it up to him. She owes him that.

So many auras around the ballroom, the room felt static. 12 alphas in attendance and if you weren't used to this it would be intimidating.

The room was filled with so much power. Feeling all the alphas in one room. It was intense actually.

When there's so many alphas in one room, a fight almost always breaks out. It would be weird if it didn't. All wanting to prove they are more powerful than the other. It is the way of the wolf. I'm sure Max has his warriors keeping an eye on each alpha, some tend to let a wolf out from time to time. We all have tempers but alphas got the worst of it. It was bound to be an eventful evening...

We walked around greeting people and exchanging pleasantries. I made small talk here and there but I mostly let Max do the talking. Some

alphas are insane sexists, they will never acknowledge a female wolf or female at all. They believe the man speaks for himself and his mate. In their

packs, women are good for sex and cooking. These alphas make sure their mates are forever carrying a pup.

For instance Alpha Cane. His mate is on baby number 7 and she's ready to pop. Same time next year we'll probably see her pregnant again. Its

always the same story with men like him. It is their way but more and more women are finding mates in other packs which makes me wonder if the

moon goddess is punishing them for those exact ways they are so adamant to live by.

Alpha Cane can talk. He's been pleading Max to allow his make wolves to come to Green Forrest in search of their mates. Max would decline

mates if they have to endure such treatment. Knowing Max, he's probably afraid of the same thing which would result in the women fleeing Cane's pack and taking refuge back here at

desperate so he's not thinking clearly. If only

head. I need fresh air if I'm to survive another minute doing this. I whisper to Max to tell him

little quiet on the corridors but there's couples stealing kisses and girls giggling about whoever.

So I walk in, go into

Just my luck.

through the mirror while I

beaming at me through the mirror like she

me. Bitch is trying to butter me up but she quickly noticed I wasn't going to entertain her. I'm sure my grim face gave

how things turned out Sabrina. I never wanted to hurt you" she says still looking at

don't want to hear it.” I shut her down while

somehow found out that he was the one to take my virtue and he had Alpha Charley choose between war

was alive until a few months ago." She

mate. This lying bitch forgot I know all about

never forgive that. They slept together knowing what

boyfriend that took your virginity not Percy! But once he found his mate he denied you. You took my mate from me Ralyn and failed to give me a heads up to your father's

had to leave everything I've ever known because I couldn't stand back and watch my mate be with someone else. It should've been you that had to leave seeing as you're the rogue princess and a homewrecker! It should've been you who was forced to leave the pack and not me. I did nothing wrong but here I am, hurting but you follow me here yet again and rub your relationship in my face talking about an heir. You took my gift from me. You knew

week before the announcement of you being his chosen mate I told you about me and him. You just listened and said nothing! You made a fool of me. I trusted you, I saw you as a sister.” I say to her finally turning to face

would do to me. You slept with my mate possibly numerous times to the point where my body shut down for 3 whole days because it couldn't take the pain. While you're in orgasmic bliss with my mate, I'm in hospital under heavy sedation because I was having convulsions episodically. You say you never wanted to hurt me, well you did physically and emotionally. I will never forgive you because as of right now, you made an enemy out of

 

and walk to the door, I pause then turn around to look at

 

rain! It remains dry. She's a vengeful woman the moon goddess and you're

 

tell me she never meant to hurt

 

I walked into a hard wall. I looked up to see my father with a

 

pumpkin?"

 

I just need some air dad. I promise I won't lose

 

want to leave just let me know." He says to me and I nod. Too scared to say

 

moon? Was my life so easy that I have to

 

my eye and I quickly wipe it off. I couldn't

 

me?"

 

navy blue tuxedo was doing things to me. I wanted to run to him and cry in his arms. I wanted him to tell me it was all going to be ok.. but he's the one hurting me so how could he possibly

 

sleep with someone for him to feel what he did to me? Argh! It's not like I'll be able to go through with it. I take

 

need to get away from him. Can't I get an invisibility cloak!? I cannot deal with Percy right

 

you look really beautiful. So perfect." Percy

 

do this. Not right now Percy just stop right there.” I

 

huh? I don't blame you. I hate myself too for what

 

try to. It's this stupid mate bond. Why won't

 

Sabrina. You're mine!” He says

 

your mistress? Have me watch you and Ralyn prance around the pack hand in hand? You want me to watch you be with

 

love her Sabrina. I love you! It will always be you...” he says to

 

be made for me but you chose someone

 

had no choice. It was either that or start

 

through when you decided to sleep with

 

tried to hold my hand

 

Kimberley Trent, reject you alpha Percy Woods of the Blue Moon Pack as my mate.” I say looking him

 

it Percy because I will never forgive you for what you've done. Athena will never forgive your wolf for allowing you to do what you did. I want nothing to do with

 

accept it Sabrina because one day I'll win you back. I don't care what you say to me. You're angry I get

 

you mate. I want nothing to do with you. I rejected you, it us up to you to accept it or not but I will not be held liable for my

 

to mean? Are you going to sleep with that mutt Max?” Percy asks his tone changing. "Over

your permission. Do I need to remind you that you're mated to someone else? You don't get to tell me what to do. Now fuck off. I don't even know why I wasted my time

 

keep you to myself all night little mate, I can and I will." He says to me. Athena snapped and released her power making Percy

 

LITTLE MATE. YOU DON'T OWN ME. I AM NOT YOURS ANYMORE. I WILL HURT YOU! AND IF YOU EVER THREATEN ME AGAIN, I WILL END YOU"

 

say looking at him. "I agree with her on one thing though. Don't ever think you can put your hands on me and live to

 

to compose himself and lick his

 

grabbed a flute filled with champagne and chugged it all down then taking another. I stood next to him. He looked at me making Cane stop his chattering, "Are you ok? You've been gone a

 

looks fine, as I was saying.." Cane said before Max interrupted him again "I was asking my girl Cane. Answer

 

end to it fast" I say to him. That seems to help him relax as

Especially for a

 

things differently here. She is my equal and my job is to keep her safe. You will not disrespect her especially in front of me. Now

 

find a table and he pulls out a chair for me. After I sit he pulls one out next to me and sits. I tell him about

 

to make space and Max looks at me. He stands up, holding his hand out and asks if I'd like to dance with him. I smile and stand up putting my hand in his as we make our way to the middle of

 

and he places the other on my back. We start to dance for a little bit as the other alphas join us on the dancefloor. I notice Ralyn standing by herself without Percy. Her eyes are red and puffy. Oh well... I see my dad and Remi dancing together.

 

my head on Max's chest to listen to his heartbeat so it can calm mine. I was still reeling from my word exchange with Percy. "Did

 

looking up to him. He grins at me.

 

too".. he says to me which has Athena perk up in the

 

and make our way out hand in hand. As soon as we're

 

he does the same in the opposite direction. I know Lycans spend most of their time training in both forms making the human side naked but this is Max. I get a little self conscious with him because it's more than just training with him, so

 

He nods back at me and we take position. 3;2;1 I count down through the link as we sped off. When Max and I race we play dirty. You can push, trip or throw things at the other to win. The plan was just

 

him. I jumped and landed on him as he lost his balance while I jumped off and ran past him. We did this for a good hour until I won. We ran back to where we started and shifted back to human. I put on my dress

 

no time and gave Max the bottles and left us alone. Max popped one bottle, handed it to me and popped the other. We walked through the woods to get to the beach and walked some more. We reminisced about our childhood days and how we used to swim in the ocean. He told me

least my mate was leaving tomorrow. We weren't so sure about Elise.

 

what happened to Reginald?" I

 

so I'll let him go

man scare Blue Moon so much?"

 

snapped his neck if he forced me to take a mate of his choosing." He

 

My pack would love nothing more than to kill him

 

feared pack crumble under a rogue alpha!? What was I missing?

 

your mother..." I trail

 

everything when she gets here. She's never been one to lie. I just don't know how my father is going to react to her arrival.

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