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Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by safarigirl(f): 9:10pm On Feb 16
And another....
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The feast that awaited them was nothing like they had expected, the table was set with all types of food, some of which none of the three women had ever seen. It looked like a feast for at least ten people, not the small meal Caleb had made it sound like.

The hall in which they ate was large, like the rest of the house and indeed the entire compound, it obviously served more than just one purpose as it could easily be converted to a grand hall once the furniture was moved. The table was a medium sized one, though one could easily deduce such a house would have a much larger table at their disposal. It could contain eight people, but only six of them sat for dinner. Caleb was at the head of the table, Cassandra sat right next to him by his left, Kylie was next to her and Kennedy, next to Kylie. On Caleb’s right sat Rinaldi and Roy.

Kylie’s head was buried in her food, but her cutlery didn’t seem as interested in the content of the dish as her eyes were. She had barely said a word since they got to the table, granted there wasn’t much chatter going on, more like a quiet tension, but Kylie wasn’t one to shy away from conversation. She was literally the life of every gathering, she could talk nonstop even when no one else was interested in any form of conversation, so her unusual silence was especially bothersome.

“Kylie” Cassandra called softly.

“Hmm?” she answered, her head never leaving the plate in front of her.

“How do you like the food?”

“It’s good.” She replied.

“Kylie.”

“Huh?”

“Look at me.” Cassandra ordered

Kylie paused in her eating, she didn’t want to look up and it had nothing to do with Cassandra or most of the people at the table. No, she didn’t want to look up because she didn’t want to look at him and looking up would eventually lead to her eyes meeting his. Since the large blond man had unceremoniously announced himself, her thoughts had been in a jam. She couldn’t even begin to explain what that meant nor could she fathom the reason, but he made her feel something she couldn’t put her finger on.

He had been watching her, she could feel his eyes on her the entire time they walked to this dining and since they sat for their meal, she had only met his gaze once, but the intensity of his eyes had caused a fierce heat to rise within her. There was nothing innocent in his look, it was filled with a heat that scorched her from the inside, she wasn’t used to men looking at her in that manner. Maybe a few had, but nothing like this; not with such intensity. She feared meeting his gaze would send the wrong signals. More importantly, she wished so badly she knew why someone she barely knew would stare at her like that and why his stare caused such a reaction from her.

Slowly, she raised her head to look at her cousin, she made sure to not look across the table for fear of meeting his gaze, “Are you okay?” Cassandra asked her softly.

She was used to being the baby, the one everyone looked out for. Both Kennedy and Cassandra treated her like she was a five-year old child constantly, and she wouldn’t deny, she loved the level of affection and protection she felt whenever she was with them, but sometimes, she wished they would just look away.

“I…yes, I just….I need to use the restroom.” She finally spoke. Yes, that would be the best thing to do, she needed to get away from this man and calm herself somewhere else, what better place than the restroom? Maybe if she spent five minutes away from his presence, she would feel better and these odd feelings that seemed to be filling her up would stop.

“Are you sure you’re okay?” this time, it was Kennedy asking, suffice it to say, she made sure to use her mother hen tone.

“I am, I just need the restroom.” She reiterated.

“It’s fine then.” Caleb spoke up, Kennedy and Cassandra failed to look away from her as if expecting her to spill out her guts under their scrutiny, “Lydia.” He called out.

A tiny dark-haired lady hastily walked through a door at the other end of the room, for someone so tiny, she moved pretty fast. Her hair was in a French braid. Her eyes were a deep blue, set upon a pretty face and alabaster skin. She stood by the table and bowed slightly, “Alpha, you called.” She spoke with an airy voice.

“Please, show Miss Kylie here to the restroom” he said.

“Yes sir.” The lady replied, she turned her attention to Kylie, “Please, follow me madam.”

Kylie quickly stood up and followed the tiny woman without further thought or an extra glance to anyone else, her feet moved speedily until they were out of the room. Finally, she breathed a sigh of relief….perhaps a little too loud as it caught Lydia’s attention.

“Long day madam?” she asked

Kylie looked up at her, at first in confusion, “Excuse me?”

She smiled, “I’m sorry for speaking out of turn.”

Her eyes widened at the impression she had unwittingly made on the lady, “Oh, no, no, I’m not…i…sorry…” she sighed, “Please, I didn’t mean to come off as rude or anything, I….my mind is a little out there. I’m Kylie.” She introduced herself and stretched her hand to the Lydia

Lydia’s smile grew wider, “I’m Lydia.” She replied.

“Nice to meet you Lydia, so, how long have you been working here?” she asked, if she was going to make a good impression on the lady, she at least had to make good conversation.

Lydia seemed open to a conversation as she brightened up and her steps became slower, “Since I was a teenager, it’s been about thirty years now.” She replied.

Kylie stopped in her tracks and stated at the smaller woman with disbelief written over her face, over thirty years? For someone over forty, Lydia certainly looked young. She could easily have been mistaken for a teenager, hell, Kylie had thought she was the older of them both.

Once Lydia realized Kylie wasn’t following ,she equally stopped to look at her, “Is there any problem madam?”

“No, not madam, Kylie, please.” Kylie replied immediately, “It’s just….you look so young, is it the were genes?” she asked in wonder as she fell into step with Lydia.

Lydia smiled, a dimple appearing on her left cheek. She shrugged, “I guess so.” She replied.

“Waoh! Is everyone here the same? Like, do you all look really young even if you’re older?”

“Yes, some people are older than others, some look different in size and all because of our class.”

“Class? What class?”

“I’m an omega, we’re the lowest class among the weres, we’re usually small, like my size. We do the house chores around here, we tend the gardens, you know, much like the domestic staff in your world” she explained.

“Really? What other classes are there?” Kylie asked. She was eager to learn more of the were society, it was almost surreal that she was now within a society she had always suspected existed, but never really had the chance to prove their existence. She planned to milk this experience for all it was worth, by the time they left this place, she would at least have basic knowledge of werewolves, and not just some ideology from an outsider.

“Well ,there are the thetas, the betas and the Alphas. The Alphas are at the top of the ladder, there’s usually one for each state, then there are regional Alphas, chosen among the state Alphas, Continental Alphas, then there’s an Alpha Supreme, he’s the head Alpha of the world. The Alphas make the decisions around here, they sign treaties, basically, they are like Presidents. After them, we have betas, they act like Vice Presidents, only, they do more, the betas are the head warriors of every pack, they’re usually really big guys, scary too.” She laughed at that, “…lots of people avoid betas, they don’t have the best tempers, but on the battle fields, they’re assets.”

“ Is Roy a beta?” Kylie blurted out. He kind of fit the description Lydia painted of the average beta. She had been curious about him since they were introduced, she figured she would at least try to squeeze out some information from an amenable person

“Yes, he is. Scary fellow.” Lydia said, “He doesn’t speak much, so he’s had to figure out. You’ll get used to him.”

For some reason, Kylie couldn’t reconcile the man with the personality Lydia spoke of, sure, he did look a bit fearful, but that was required sometimes. She was always nice and welcoming and people took her for a ride, maybe his style worked for him. It must have if this was the sort of feedback she got on his personality.

“And Rinaldi?” he didn’t fit the description of a beta, he wasn’t huge….tall, yes, but nowhere near as huge as Roy was and certainly not as scary

“His story is a bit complicated, he’s not really a beta though, he’s supposed to be an Alpha.” She replied.

Kylie wanted to ask many more questions, but Lydia stopped in front of a door, “Well, here we are. I’ll let you do your business.”

She smiled at the tiny woman in appreciation, “Thanks so much for escorting me and answering my silly questions.”

Lydia smiled, “They weren’t silly. I’ll be right out here when you’re done so I can take you back to the dining.”

“Thank you” Kylie replied before walking into the rather large lavatory.

Once again, Kylie couldn’t stop the look of amazement on her face as she entered easily, the most glamorized lavatory she had ever seen. How did people use such a place as a convenience? The tiled floors were pristine white, almost translucent even, the lights on the ceiling reflected against the floor, there were about four mirrors in the large room that was the size of their living room back at home, six basins were lined up along the wall, why would they need this many basins? How many people lived here?

She walked through the room slowly before stopping in front of the fourth sink. It was a golden colored one, there were also bronze, silver, green, red and blue sinks. There was no way anyone was taking a poo in this place. She looked into the mirror and let out a deep sigh, she didn’t even want to use the toilet, she just wanted alone time.

She figured she had some minutes to stay here before she would have to return to the dining room, if she stayed past a certain amount of time, Kennedy would come for her, and she didn’t need her older sister shouting down the house. That would be much too embarrassing.

She stared at her reflection, asking herself why she was hiding inside this place to begin with, what chased her in here? What big, bad beast had her tucking her tail between her legs and shivering like a scared mouse? Dark blue eyes flashed into her mind and she gasped audibly. That was the big, bad, beast chasing her.

Roy.

Grateful as she was for Lydia’s acquiescence towards her questions, she was still curious, perhaps beyond whatever information Lydia could give her. She wanted to know him more, she couldn’t explain why she felt a strong connection to him, but she wanted to understand that connection, she needed to figure out why she had a strong urge to go to him the entire time she was at that table, as much as she liked big guys, she would be the first to admit that Roy did not give off the vibes of your average ‘big guy’, he was much bigger than someone she thought she would like though. She had imagined someone around 6ft.3” at most, not above 6ft.6”, he was fearful in size, but all she could see was deep blue eyes and blonde hair, even the hardness of his features failed to deter her from having inappropriate thoughts about him.

You would think she should be scared of him, but fear was the least of the feelings swirling inside Kylie at the thought of him. Was it possible he was….? The thought died in her head before it could be formulated. There was no way, how convenient would that be? She laughed at the idea, perhaps Kennedy was right, she had been watching much too many paranormal shows and reading too many books on the supernatural. Now she was even imagining a life as one of them, as much as she was happy for Cassandra and her mate, there was no possible way she had gotten lucky as well.

She went to one of three toilet stalls and flushed it to give the idea that she was indeed using the toilet lest Lydia become suspicious, she then returned to the golden colored sink and turned on the tap. She washed her hands, repeating to herself that she was fine, she could return to the dining and face him without the butterfly effect, she could start up a conversation with the other people at the table, then her mind wouldn’t be fully occupied by him.

Yes, that was what she would do, they were way behind on what was going on with each other, so what better way to distract herself than by starting up a conversation?

With her mind made up, Kylie turned off the tap, wiped her hands with a cotton hand towel and made her way to the exit, she briefly wondered why Lydia hadn’t knocked to ask if she was fine, but she figured the woman was just giving her the space she needed. She probably didn’t want to upset her.

She opened the door on her way out, but stopped as soon as she had one foot past the threshold. Lydia was gone. There was no sign of the tiny woman anywhere within the area and Kylie was certain she was indeed far from here because in her stead was none other than the blond giant that had been doing a number on her thoughts. He was leaning against a wall across from her, his large biceps crossed against a broad chest, as soon as he saw her, he pushed himself off the wall and took a cautious step forward.

Kylie’s thoughts were going haywire, she didn’t know if she was to run back into the toilet and shut the door or run towards the direction she and Lydia had come from, screaming for help. She doubted either was a smart idea; the former because he looked like he wouldn’t have to exert much energy to bring the door down if he wished and the latter because she could bet he would have his hand over her mouth before the first decibel escaped her lungs.

So rather than do any of the two options she had in mind, she remained frozen on the spot.

He noticed her lack of further movement and smiled at her- or at least she thought that was what he was aiming for when he contorted his features, “I didn’t get to introduce myself properly, I’m Roy.” He spoke up, although his voice was still that rumbling baritone, it didn’t sound as harsh as it did when he had announced himself earlier in the day.

“Kylie.” She replied as if in a trance.

“It’s nice to meet you Kylie.” His second attempt at a smile produced a beautiful sight that caused her heart to skip a beat and the settled butterflies in her stomach to once again go into a frenzy, her insides clenched causing her to slightly rub her thighs together until the discomfort ebbed away. Damn it! why was this man making her feel this way?

She smiled softly, “Same here.” She replied. She knew she shouldn’t be alone with this guy, he spelt danger in every language of the earth. Kennedy would give her a good tongue lashing if she found her with Roy, even she couldn’t trust herself around him. She needed to leave this place.

She quickly scanned the area to see if anyone else was around, but they were alone, it wasn’t that hard to find yourself alone with someone in a house this large. Her attention was drawn to an odd sight; she watched his nose flare as if he was smelling something, he inhaled deeply before letting out a low growl, his eyes flashed an amber color, this time, Kylie stepped back. What the hell was going on with him?

“Don’t….please.”

For some dumb reason she couldn’t fathom, Kylie’s careless feet took two steps forward.

“Stop.” He ordered her.

Common sense told her to do as he asked, but a deeper sense of care overrode common sense, he looked like he was hyperventilating, beads of sweat seeped out of the pores of his skin and his breath was coming out in short gasps. She went to him, forgetting the long lecture she had given herself to not get close to him

“Are you feeling okay?” she asked, her voice filled with concern if he indeed was having some form of attack, she wasn’t sure which route to follow that would take her to someone who could provide help. She had been so engrossed in her conversation with Lydia, she hadn’t fully taken note of where they were walking through.

She reached for his neck, even though it seemed a far reach, but she never got to it as his hand grabbed her wrist, before the shock could register within her, she found her back against the wall and his larger body forming a barrier in front of her. Kylie knew she should be scared at his actions, but the only thing she felt was a fierce need take over her system and an unusual warmth between her thighs.

In one swift move, he picked her off the ground and had her straddling his waist, another growl escaped his lips, the amber glow she had earlier seen had now taken over deep blue irises, “Mine.” He growled in her ear. She was ill-prepared for the heated kiss he placed against her lips, but as soon as she felt it, she knew her earlier suspicions were right after all.


This was her mate

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Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by harameede99(f): 9:45pm On Feb 16
samyfreshsmooth:

tell me why God no go punish u

u no get senseundecided
hmmm samy samy so u sabi talk lyk dis
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by JeffreyJamez(m): 10:20pm On Feb 16
Interesting
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by samyfreshsmooth(m): 10:35pm On Feb 16
harameede99:
hmmm samy samy so u sabi talk lyk dis


lol


I dont sabi to talk like this o......if i can remember vividly i think i was in a foul mood dat day and i just poured out my anger and frustration on d guy abi na girl


but wait o is talking like dis good
should i kwantinue talking abi typing like dis
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by Nmaglit: 10:47pm On Feb 16
I keep coming back here for updates but thank God the updates r finally here.weldone safarigirl
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by samyfreshsmooth(m): 11:22pm On Feb 16
wow!!

safarigirl i really dont like the way u update once in a blue moon but who am i to complain when it happens to be dat the updates u drop the few times u update always tend to wow me....

and i have just been wow-ed yet again.....thumbs up ma'am



ps: u're the pretty lady in dat pic u used 4 d kennedy character right??
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by MrPetex(m): 9:38pm On Feb 17
wow, what a great story u have here,
I found this today, and I must say you are doing a great work. can't wait for the next update.
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by harameede99(f): 7:24pm On Feb 18
samyfreshsmooth:



lol


I dont sabi to talk like this o......if i can remember vividly i think i was in a foul mood dat day and i just poured out my anger and frustration on d guy abi na girl


but wait o is talking like dis good
should i kwantinue talking abi typing like dis
no dear talking lyk dis isnt lyk d samy i knw i dnt want u to attract unnecessary pple to gain ya attention

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Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by honourable356(m): 11:00pm On Feb 18
harameede99:
no dear talking lyk dis isnt lyk d samy i knw i dnt want u to attract unnecessary pple to gain ya attention
You know him personally?
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by harameede99(f): 9:53am On Feb 19
honourable356:
You know him personally?
lol no i dnt buh it feels lyk i ve known im more dan he tinks i does
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by GeniusDavid(m): 10:23am On Feb 19
So when are we going to expect the next update? May/June ?
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by davidica(m): 10:40pm On Feb 19
nice update!!!keep the good work going
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by optional1(f): 7:38pm On Feb 21
one word



WOW..... God bless you safarigirl


miisy i know you love reading this kinda story come over here please...

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Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by honourable356(m): 1:06am On Mar 03
Have this interesting story be abandoned??
Smh.....it seem great and captivating so far
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by EEMOSCO(m): 11:03pm On Mar 03
it not good o see as u leave us here with out any update
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by cecilgee(m): 4:47pm On Mar 05
Niwdog:
ara ocha napu gi npuru amugi there
.say that to your father
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by Oladim001(m): 8:56am On Mar 31
@ Safarigirl since Feb 16. This isn't nice oo. Anxiously waiting.
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by safarigirl(f): 11:52pm On Apr 01
I didn't want to post till I had enough updates. Was preparing for exams that got postponed. So, if I don't post now, I'll take longer
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White smoke filled the air as the potion in the small pot simmered down to reveal a bluish liquid, moss green eyes studied the outcome of the combination briefly before a bronze hand stirred the thick liquid with a wooden stick.

This had to be it. she was certain she had mixed the appropriate amount of ingredients to come up with this potion, she had previously tried to prepare it, but had failed on about three occasions, so she gave it a rest three months ago until she finally found what she needed to be sure.

Tiana close her mother’s book of spells and potions and returned it to her book shelf, with one wave of her hand , the shelf and the books on it turned invisible. She made sure no one else knew of the whereabouts of her books, if per adventure, she was out, she didn’t need such sensitive material ending up in the wrong hands and her current abode was filled with people she would term ‘the wrong hands’.

She turned the potion into a small bottle and kept it on another shelf where some other mixtures were kept. The dimness in the house was enough to tell her night was approaching, she sighed to herself, thankful she hadn’t received any unwelcome guests so far. Some days, she found she couldn’t stand the sight of anyone from Alejandro’s pack. It was one of the reasons why she made sure her house was a good distance away from pack grounds. Those useless mutts had a knack for stinking up wherever their dirty paws touched and the mere thought of having to wash their awful smell off her house after they took their leave unsettled her greatly. It was always a good day whenever they didn’t visit.

She went about clearing up the items she had used for her potion as once again, thoughts of her mother filtered into her mind. She hadn’t visited her mother in a while, it was almost a year ago since they last saw and as much as she hated to admit it, she missed her. Since Tiana made up her mind to stay back in South Carolina, her mother had been cross with her. not so much she totally cut off all ties, but enough so that her disagreement with her decision was always hammered upon the few times they did get to see. Their last meeting had ended up in a shouting match which neither had won, but Tiana had made sure to get the last word in.

As much as she understood her mother’s reason for running away from weres, she needed her to also understand she couldn’t make such a decision as easily, she was after all, part were, never mind that she hated the creatures. Her werewolf side had been dormant for over twenty years, her mother had made sure to keep it so after she cast a binding spell on the animal when Tiana was just five. Some days, she could feel the animal within struggling to leave its restraints, but most of the time, she felt normal enough. To the people in this pack, she was no more than a witch and she wanted it to remain so. No one knew of her past, no one knew of her father who happened to be a roguewere, it was better that way, getting attached to these people in some way wasn’t what she needed. It was bad enough they had her doing their shady business. Besides, she knew very well how werewolves treated the hybrids; she had seen the disdain they felt for part weres and part humans, she listened to their conversations, if she were to ever expose her true nature, she had no doubt in her mind that she would become an outcast in their midst and it was something she wasn’t willing to risk.

Once she was done with cleaning up, she made her way to her room, a clean bath on her mind. But she didn’t reach the modest chamber before a knock came at her door. She paused in her movement and inhaled lightly. A familiar scent settled into her nose and Tiana braced herself as she walked to her front door.

She didn’t do this often, but whenever he was at her door, Tiana found herself wishing it was one of the smelly weres he liked to send on errands. She would much rather tolerate their stench than be in the presence of Alejandro. With the others, she maintained her composure and easily intimidated them, with him, she was unsettled and wary. Of course, she presented the illusion of composure, but inside her, she waited anxiously for his leave and her senses were sharper just in case he detected anything suspicious.

She could deal with the other mutts, but their Alpha was an entirely different case.

The knock came again and with one last inhale and exhale, Tiana opened up to find the tall and intimidating werewolf scowling down at her, damn it what was happening now? An angry Alejandro was even worse to deal with, “Hello Alpha.” She greeted softly.

“Tiana.” He acknowledged her as he stepped into her house uninvited- as usual, he never waited to be offered, all Alejandro knew how to do was assert his authority everywhere and with anyone. He was simply clueless where it came to basic courtesy

She closed the door softly and followed him into her living room where he stood in front of her fireplace staring at nothing in particular. Tiana maintained her distance and waited patiently for whatever he had to say, she had worked with Alejandro long enough to know when he was in a sour mood and this was one of such moments. She did a quick run through in her head to determine if she had perhaps given him the wrong information and inadvertently caused him to be so tense, but nothing came up. She was sure whatever information she gave him was legit, so this was no fault of hers. Still, a side of her hated to see him tense, a side she preferred to not acknowledge. Men like Alejandro were bad people, they took without asking, they only knew how to abuse, destroy, conquer; they were undeserving of any form of emotion outside of spite and hate. Her father was one of such men, so, feeling anything else for people like him was out of it. She was only here because of a debt, and once she had paid it off, she would go far away from such vileness.

“An ambush.” He grated the words out like they disgusted him to even speak.

“What?” she asked softly.

“Those useless dogs from that accursed pack killed off all of my men save for one. Five of some of my best men, gone, and we couldn’t even get the sisters.” He ranted bitterly.

Tiana remained transfixed to her position, this would certainly take a while. The only thing Alejandro hated more than losing was losing to the Duncan pack, she thought of saying something to calm him down, but she was bereft of anything she could say.

He turned steely grey eyes to her, “Won’t you say something?” he asked as if reading her mind.

“I’m sorry.” She began

“For what?” he spat out.

She drew her head back like he slapped her, what the hell? She had just had a long day, she didn’t need Mr. Grumpy face coming to her house to give her any form of grief, she had done her part well and good, whatever problems that had arisen certainly had nothing to do with her, “Honestly? I don’t know, just like I don’t know why you’re in my house.” She shot back at him placing a hand against her waist and waited for him to explain his presence.

“You never said Caleb would send his mutts to the sisters.”

“I told you to act fast, I think that would count as a hint to most that some other party might also have plans.” She replied, she couldn’t believe he had the effrontery to blame her for the failure of his silly mutts.

He approached her slowly, “Are you perhaps implying that I’m not sharp?” he asked coldly.

His expression was hard and intimidating to most, but Tiana never cowered in his presence. She was probably the only person in these parts who didn’t break a sweat whenever Alejandro tried to instill fear in them. Apart from the fact that she was indispensable to him for now considering she was the only one who could cast the spells he needed and see, there was also the teeny little secret she kept to herself that could always serve as a trump card whenever things got out of hand

“I am implying that you need to take responsibility for the shortcomings of your men rather than blame it on the witch like your kind is wont to do”

“My kind? Lest you forget little witch, I was the one who saved your tiny little neck when that vampire nearly sucked your soul out of you, so you have a lot of nerve running that big mouth of yours to me.”

“And lest you forget, I have spent the last four years of my life doing your disgusting bidding for that, some days I wish the vampire had finished me off.” She replied.

In a flash, he was on her, his large hand clasping her slim neck, “Maybe I should finish you off instead.” He threatened, his grip getting tighter as he spoke. While Tiana was very much aware of the pressure on her neck, her brain had effectively shut down at his closeness. The first and last time they were this close had led to her discovering what he truly was to her and had literally caused chills to run down her spine. He never realized it of course because her mother had made sure to hide her scent with a lotion, even till this day she continued to die that lotion mostly because she was truly afraid of what would become of her if Alejandro ever found out who exactly she was.

Unfortunately, the lotion while protecting her from him, never protected her from herself. It was something she had to live with, knowing who he was but being unable to act on this knowledge. So, she did her best to maintain a distance whenever he was around….then there was that damned, insistent wolf side of her trying to force its way out once it sensed his closeness.

“I should snap your neck for your insolence.” He growled, he squeezed her neck for emphasis and a sharp gasp escaped her full lips, “If you weren’t so useful, maybe I would have.” He continued, he raised his pinky finger slightly and she watched a sharp claw grow out of it, “…but I think I’ll just finish that creature’s work.”

She felt a sharp sting against her neck, right at the point where the vampire had bitten four years ago, a trickle of blood seeped out of the tiny wound. Tiana steeled herself for what was coming, but was least prepared to see him swipe the blood off her neck and bring it to his lips

“I wonder what he found so delicious in your blood.” He mused to himself.

With widened eyes, she watched him suck the bloodied finger, her heart beat erratically in her chest. She knew what would happen when he tasted her blood, he wouldn’t be able to understand it because he wasn’t aware of how these things worked, but she knew.

His eyes flashed a deep amber when the red liquid came in contact with his tongue, “Delicious.” The word rumbled deep in his throat.

It reverberated within her causing her stomach to tighten involuntarily, she felt her wolf rattle the cage it was locked in, but she couldn’t have it escape. Not now, not while its mate was still wrapped in a mindless vendetta. If he discovered her true nature, she would lose him….or at least that was what she told herself. Alejandro was obsessed with the idea of taking down the Duncan pack and Rinaldi Salvatore especially, he wasn’t prepared for a mate, not until he had done what he felt he needed to do would he truly be ready for such a commitment

He lowered his head to her neck and took a long swipe at the trickling blood before latching his lips onto the hole. Tiana gasped and grasped the fabric of his shirt with both hands, her body lurched forward in a sharp reaction to her mate’s pleasure. Her harsh breathing echoed in her ear even as she forced the guards in her mind to remain up, she had to put an end to this, there was a genuine danger that he would end up sucking her dry.

“Alejandro.” His name escaped her lips in a breathy moan, her tense body warring with an unwavering mind, he wrapped a strong hand around her waist and pulled her body to his as he sucked harder. She let out a sharp cry and forced her way out of his hold. In a flash, she was all the way at the other side of the room, muttering a spell to close up the wound.

He wasn’t in control anymore. The deep amber of his eyes was all she needed to know that his wolf had taken over. He hadn’t transformed, but his mind had effectively been taken over by his beast. He let out a sharp growl and tried to approach her, but she shot out a hand to stop him and an incantation followed to send the wolf back to its place. “Beast be gone, let the human come forth.” She chanted repeatedly. For the first time since Tiana began to cast spells, she faced some resistance from the wolf as it took a defiant step forward, her heart caught in her throat but she continued to chant. It would work, it had to work.

She chanted louder, until he let out another growl and doubled over. She slowly let her hand down and watched him cautiously as he let out sharp breaths, she wanted to approach him and ascertain his wellness, but that would be counterproductive. What they both needed right now was to be out of each other’s presence

When he finally rose, he stared at her partly in confusion and partly in fear. He took a step back, “What just happened?” he asked

She watched him without providing an explanation. There was nothing she could say to him in this moment that would make any sense and she was honestly blank as to how to even explain it. Telling him the truth was out of the question, that would open her to possibilities she wasn’t ready for.

He shook his head to clear it of the haze she was sure existed in it currently, he winced a little as if in pain by the action, “poo.” He cursed under his breath, “You stupid witch, what did you do to me?”

The insult bounced off Tiana just like the others he liked to throw about, when she first met him she had been put off by how easily he threw around vile and vulgar words especially when he addressed people, her mother was a potty mouth in her own right, but there was so much more venom in Alejandro’s words, she had shed a tear the first time he attacked her. That was then though, “I did nothing….”

“Shut up!” he thundered. He winced again, she almost smiled knowing that he felt pain in that moment, “I’ll be back by the morning, you better have something else for me when I return.”

He didn’t wait to get her response, of course, because he knew she had no choice and couldn’t complain. She would get him what he needed when he needed it.

Tiana sighed in relief when she heard her front door close, he kept her on edge whenever he was around. Everything about Alejandro was bitter and toxic, it made her wonder if he could foster any other emotion- perhaps love. He seemed incapable of such an emotion, even more reason why she had to be careful around him and not cause him to be suspicious of her. Even as it pained her to do so most times, keeping her identity away from him was the only option she had for now.

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Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by MhizDherbee(f): 11:54pm On Apr 01
Its a mnth nd weeks since ur last update... nt kul @ all. *sadface*
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by MhizDherbee(f): 12:07am On Apr 02
Feed me more!!!!!
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by Yuneehk(f): 9:01am On Apr 02
Nne, you write beautifully well. I do really hope you complete this story. Well done
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by yusufibrahim(m): 1:32pm On Apr 05
Weldone. safarigirl. This is nice piece coming From u...... More grace to u and keep the updates coming
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by tijehi(f): 5:48pm On Apr 05
Beautiful episode, but just that I don't remember the characters again.

Still nice a story
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by Toheeb31(m): 4:30pm On Apr 11
Please update... Lovely Story
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by jagugu88li(f): 11:29pm On Apr 11
Sister Safarigirl, can I ask please cry cry
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by Oladim001(m): 7:35am On Apr 12
@ safarigirl. This story has gained front page.
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by lovelygurl(f): 7:45am On Apr 12
Yaaay we are on front page grin


Hopefully this means more update cheesy
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by jasontrigga(m): 8:02am On Apr 12
safarigirl:
If you're in a bright mood, you can just go out your way a wee bit and help me out here:

Help vote 'Bliss' in the Etisalat Prize for Flash Fiction Literature: https://prize.etisalat.com.ng/flash-fiction/voteall.php?id=1470. Vote By Clicking The Like Icon. Gracias

If not, skip to the next post grin

See you tomorrow
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by jasontrigga(m): 8:02am On Apr 12
safarigirl:
If you're in a bright mood, you can just go out your way a wee bit and help me out here:

Help vote 'Bliss' in the Etisalat Prize for Flash Fiction Literature: https://prize.etisalat.com.ng/flash-fiction/voteall.php?id=1470. Vote By Clicking The Like Icon. Gracias

If not, skip to the next post grin

See you tomorrow

No space for vote dear..
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by Smooth278(m): 8:44am On Apr 12
Nice story Safarigirl...
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by queenitee(f): 9:49am On Apr 12
Next please...Nice story ma'm
Re: Caleb (Non-human Fiction) By Safarigirl by safarigirl(f): 10:19am On Apr 12
jasontrigga:


No space for vote dear..
it ended last year, thanks dear

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