Chosen by Fate, Rejected by the Alpha Chapter 102
I began to detail everything I had seen when I used my mate mark both times, and in my dream. I told them that I know the images were real, and what I was seeing was actually happening to her. The first time I had seen her, she hadn't been hurt much yet, just slightly bruised and a split lip. The second time, her face was bloodied, her neck and wrist were rubbed raw and bloody. The third time, they had just whipped her, I watched as she fell to the floor and fell unconscious, sobbing from the pain. I had been furious, outraged, and heartbroken when I had seen what they had done to her. I felt a boiling murderous rage building within me as I retold the story. Judging by the looks on their faces, Noah and Riley felt the same.
"Are the ones doing this to her Warlocks or wolves?" Riley asked.
"I don't know, I couldn't see anyone but her in the visions, and I couldn't smell anything so that was no help either."
"It doesn't matter, I'm going to kill them either way." Noah growled.
"We both are." I told him.
"Call that alpha." Noah told me. "We need to go." He looked desperate now." I nodded.
Noah and Riley stood near the window watching as I made the call that would determine my entire future. I waited, impatiently, while the phone seemed to ring forever.
"Why, if it isn't the Red Springs, I haven't heard from you in ages Collin." His voice was slightly angry. I had called from my office phone, the phone number had been the same for the last forty years.
"No, Collin died seven years ago, this is his son, Reece. I am the new Alpha. Were you not notified?" I was confused by his words.
"Ah, now that you mention it, I do remember that.." All traces of laughter left his voice instantly. "What do you want boy?" He was not happy.
"I've called because I need your help."
"Isn't that rich? You've been alpha for how long and you've not once come to visit my lands. Now you're asking for my help?" He scoffed at me.
"In all fairness, you've never visited my lands in all this time either. If memory serves, you have spring rotation, do you not?" The older man on the phone laughed gruffly into my ear.
"You have a point, but everyone has ignored me so why should I pay them any mind?" He grumbled at me.
"Please forgive my rudeness, I was, and still am, a young idiot at times. I could really benefit from the knowledge a seasoned alpha such as yourself could offer me." I was buttering him up a little too much but I had to get him to help me.
"Boy, you must want something awful bad." He chuckled. "Out with it, the sooner you tell me the sooner I can tell you no." I heard the arrogant superiority in his voice. I needed to make this worth his while.
I need your help finding a group of rogue warlocks and wolves that I believe are on your territory. They kidnapped my mate, and I know they are currently located somewhere on your lands." I tried to word it in a way that told him I knew he wasn't part of it, but if he didn't help then he was part of the problem and therefore was my enemy. "We're not allies right now, but we're not enemies either. Let's not become enemies because of someone else."
"Are you telling me I don't know what's happening on my own land?" I could hear the outrage in his voice.
"I'm saying this definitely deserves a more indepth chat, preferably face to face."
"Yeah, I would agree." His voice held a razor's edge with every word he spoke.
"I'm going to fly out there to settle this. I will have my pack members that will aid in the search drive out. That will give us time to talk things over."
"Fine, but if I don't agree with what you say, then they're all turning around." He snapped at me.
"Understood." I had no choice but to agree, I needed his help to find that house.
When my call ended Noah came to inform me of some preparations he had made while I was on the phone. He was scary fast and scary good at his job sometimes. His efficiency was amazing.
"Reece, I have contacted the pilot for that private plane you chartered the other night."
"He hasn't left yet?" I asked him, perplexed.
"I might have told him to stick around for a couple days, just to be safe." Noah said these words with an innocent expression but I could imagine the fear he had instilled into the pilot.
"And people call me scary." I mumbled.
"I have no idea what you're talking about." He insisted. He probably didn't. "Anyway, the plane will be waiting and ready for us when we get to the airport. We have clearance to leave as soon as we get there."
"From Denver again?" I asked him.
"No, I simply informed the airport who it was they had been denying the flight plan for the other day. You now have clearance to flight in and out of our local airport anytime you need. The pilot is here in town, I put him up in a nice hotel to keep him comfortable." I laughed at the efficiency and ruthlessness of what he had done. He really was the best assistant, and would have been one hell of a beta.
Thirty minutes later Noah and I were on the plane preparing for take off. Wesley, Carter, and Samuel, the elder Mr. Whitton, were also with us. Eve and Nikki opted to stay home, knowing they would not be much help in the fight. They were going to stay with Mom and Heather at the house, helping with Vincent's kids since he would be leaving with everyone else for the battle. The four of them would be praying to the moon goddess for Trinity's safe return.