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Bella continued her search throughout the woods, as Peter seemingly vanished. The fog that had taken over the woods wasn’t helping. Even with her senses she found it hard to make anything out more than five feet away. She growled amongst herself breathed in the area around her, trying to pick up his trail, but it had grown cold. Soft whimpers of desperation escaped her.
The werewolf turned towards the sound of her mate’s voice.
He raised his brows in utter surprise. She couldn’t talk in her other form before. Her voice was soft yet somehow aggressive. Her mate nodded and made his way over. Bella lowered her head at first not sure how he’d take her newfound alteration. The alpha reached out and lifted her chin. He narrowed his eyes, taking her in thoroughly. To her surprise, he started to nuzzle against the crevice of her neck. He breathed her in, whilst he cupped her cheek with his hand.
Derek found himself wanting her in a bad way. He couldn’t get over her new appearance. His hands ran along the curvatures of her body. Her breasts and sex were covered in light crème colored fur but he could make out the pink in her nipples and sex. The urge to mark what was already his weighed upon Derek heavily. It didn’t help that he could pick up his uncle’s scent on what belonged to him. That only made him feeling more territorial. He wanted to rid of it by planting his own. But he hadn’t any clue what his uncle had put her through already. If he’d tried to force himself on her, Derek didn’t want to put her through anything similar. No matter the amount of suffering he was in. He forced the animal within at bay, so he could tend to his lover the way she deserved. Not that of a savage beast.
Scott and Isaac had finally caught up with them. They too rather reared back at the sight.
“…damn…” Isaac muttered and tilted his head about.
Derek whipped around and snarled back with a territorial growl. Scott nudged Isaac in warning, but even he found it hard not to gawk. He thought about Allison and quickly looked away.
“My dad…” Bella said as it was all coming back to her.
“She can talk?!” Scott found himself questioning out loud in amazement.
“We have to go Derek!”
She took off and the three of them followed. Bella didn’t stop until she arrived at the house. Relief washed over her as she could pick up not only her father’s but Ms. McCall’s voice. She and Scott nodded upon one another as he could hear his mother as well. However what they heard next was quite unexpected.
“We can’t keep this from them Charlie.”
“And we’re not going to. I just don’t see why we can’t wait until after the wedding.”
Melissa laughed and they heard him sigh.
“Do you actually believe they won’t be able to figure the math? They’re going to know.”
Bella reared back in wonder as they continued to listen in.
“And what is it you fear exactly? That Bella or Scott will end up wanting one of their own?”
She laughed once again.
“Of course not…”
“Then what is it?”
“You know they’re going think that’s the only reason for this marriage. When that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
“Then we let them know that.”
“You truly think they’re going to believe that? Especially after hiding our relationship from them in the first place.”
“And what are you saying exactly? Are you having regrets?!”
“Why would you even ask me that?”
“You’re freaking out on me!”
“Melissa honey, I just…”
“I proposed before I even knew.”
“What the hell is that supposed to mean?!”
Charlie drew back a breath and Bella could make out the silhouette of her father pacing the living room.
“Did you even want this?”
“You’re really starting to piss me off!”
“Just hear me out now, will you?!”
He seated Scott’s mother down and pinched the bridge of his nose.
“You remember me telling you about Bella’s mother…”
“Yes… But what’s that have to do with us?”
“I just want to make certain this is what you want.”
“You’re not suggesting that…”
“No! Absolutely not!”
“Then where are you going with this?”
“Melissa… I just want to make certain. I got what it takes to make you happy.”
She sighed knowing where this was going. But didn’t like being compared to Renee Dwyer of all women.
“You weren’t the only one that got walked out on, Charlie! Where the fuck do you think Scott’s father is? And how dare you compare me to someone that didn’t even want her daughter!” Scott’s eyes widened and they darted Bella’s direction. Bella’s entire body heated over. Derek grimaced and Isaac looked lost. Bella staggered back against the house.
“I’m not going anywhere. I love you.”
Charlie nodded and kissed her forehead.
“I’m sorry… I just…”
“I know… But let’s let the past be just that. We’re different Charlie. And the kids will see that too.”
“You should all go… You might want to check on Stiles I’m sure he’s with Lydia.” Bella uttered looking crushed.
Derek swallowed back wishing he knew what to say. Scott understood perfectly but even he was at a loss for words at the moment. A lot was revealed through that conversation alone.
“We’ll come by later in check in.” Scott replied but his heart rather shattered on her behalf.
At this he and Isaac took off. Bella walked around to the side of the house. Derek quietly followed.
“You should go to. Get some sleep. I got this.”
“Got what exactly?”
She plants herself upon the ground, preparing for a long night of keeping watch.
“Peter’s threatened my father’s life. If I don’t give into his desires on the night of the blood moon, he’s going to kill Charlie.”
The alpha nodded, looking ill. He sat beside her and leaned back against the house.
“Sounds like you and Scott are about to have a new sibling.”
Bella nodded, but didn’t comment. Her greatest fears were coming true. And she knew Peter meant every word. He was going to kill Derek no matter the circumstances.
“Would you like to talk about it?”
“Not particularly, no.”
“Ok then… So what happened?” He hinted about Peter.
“Just go home Derek. Like I said, I got this.”
She came to her feet and raised her window.
“Bella…” Derek called out with concern.
She said nothing as she entered her room and shut the window, locking it behind her. Derek sighed, but wasn’t about to leave. So he found him an area nearby in order to keep an eye on things.
Her fingers grazed along the mirror, as she took in her new alteration. She wasn’t quite sure what to make of it or what to think. The werewolf closed her eyes and began to focus on switching back to her human persona. After she managed this, successfully, she snuck out of her room and into the basement/cellar of the house. An area she in which she knew Charlie kept his liquor. She popped open one of her father’s bottles of whiskey. Her nose wrinkled at the smell, but she took a swig nevertheless and choked back with watery eyes. Bella hit her at her chest and took a moment to catch her breath, before taking another good plunge. It tasted God awful. She hid the whiskey within the black hoodie she was wearing.
Once she managed to sneak back into her room, the girl took the bottle back out. Then made her way to her desk, where she sat and stared at it. Slight irritation came over her as she hadn’t felt the effects yet. So she decided that maybe she needed more.
“What the fuck?” She growled under her breath.
She’d gone past the label now and NOTHING! Bella held the bottle up wondering if it was tainted. It was then she thought back to something Stiles had told her. On how Scott couldn’t get drunk… She snarled back as she looked to the bottle in realization. Bella hopped off her chair and climbed out the window once again. She sent the bottle flying up against a tree. Once it hit, glass scattered about the area. Everything hit her at once. The need to keep her loved ones protected, the slight fear of being forced into becoming Peter’s mate and pack member, knowing now that her mother never wanted her, and now her father was getting married and expecting a child on top of that. If anything she felt even more responsibility weighed upon her shoulders. Not just for Charlie, but for Scott’s mother and the child within her womb. Bella cringed in thought.
Her hands shook as she placed them on the hood of her truck. What looked to be drops of rain landed on the hood. A familiar warmth was felt along her back. That warmth traveled along her arm and it soon wrapped along her hand. That hand, led her towards the back of her truck, where she was lifted and placed inside. The owner of that hand hopped in the other side. He lay beside her and reached over, pulling her into his chest.
“I’m here…” The alpha whispered and kissed the top of her head.
“Derek…” She called out in such a way.
One that had him swallowing back a lump of his own.
“I got you. I’m not going anywhere.” He assured and held her even closer.
“We’re going to kill him right?”
“He’ll suffer, right?”
Derek looked to the stars in thought.
“And he won’t be able to return this time…”
“It’ll be like he never existed. I give you my word.”
“And everyone we care about will live. And you and I can finally be at peace…”
Derek drew back a hopeful breath on this.
“Yeah baby, that’s right…”
Bella called out as she tried to stir him awake. He had phased in his sleep and looked as though he were fighting someone. His body was covered in sweat and he was breathing heavily.
Her eyes lifted upon Scott’s as he peered into the back of the truck.
“Did you two sleep here all night?”
“STOP!” Derek shouted in his sleep.
Scott’s eyes widened on this.
“DEREK!” Bella tried waking him once again.
Derek shot up but he flung his arms out as he did.
“WHOA!” Scott hollered and springing into immediate attention.
Bella went flying out of the truck and Scott swiftly caught her. Derek swallowed back and looked to his hands, then back to Bella. He bounded out of the truck and rushed over.
“I’m okay Derek.”
He shook his head with a mixture of panic and guilt written all over his face.
“Bella, I’m sorry… I…”
“Derek… it’s ok. You weren’t even aware of what you were doing. I’m fine…” She assured as Scott lowered her back down.
“I better get ready.” She pecked Derek on the lips and dashed off.
The moment she was inside, Derek looked upon Scott as if he were going to lose his mind.
“Hey… You ok there?”
“No, I’m not.”
Derek continued to sweat profusely. He wiped his brow with the back of his hand.
“He keeps showing me what’s going to happen…” Derek stated grimly, looking as though he’d hurl.
He glanced back towards the house.
“Scott… Every fucking night I watch my uncle rape my mate, amongst other things. And he doesn’t stop there. He tortures everyone she loves and murders them one by one and forces her to watch.”
Scott narrowed his eyes in thought.
“Wasn’t she having similar dreams before?”
Derek nodded a certain way.
“You’ve taken on her pain, haven’t you?!”
“And you better keep that shit to yourself!” Derek barks.
Scott McCall found himself in literal awe. He never dreamed he’d see the day where Derek Hale was this selfless. Much less caring about someone this much. He drew back a breath and patted Derek on the shoulder.
“And what’s not to say you can’t invade his dreams?”
Derek reared back on this.
“And just how the hell do you expect me to do that?”
“Honestly? I haven’t a clue. But I figure if he can haunt Bella and Lydia… Why can’t you get in his head as well? Shouldn’t you be just as strong as he is? He’s family after all. If anything Derek, you should be stronger than Peter, when you truly think about it.”
“I wouldn’t even know where to begin.”
“Hmmm… Maybe it’s more of a state of mind…”
The more Derek thought on this the more he desired this ability. What he wouldn’t give to give Peter a taste of his own medicine.
“Look Isaac and I will take over from here. Why don’t you get some rest? She’s gotta go to school anyhow.”
“Bella and her father need 24/7 protection.”
Scott smiled on this.
“And that’s why Isaac is going to keep an eye out here and I’m going to the school.”
Derek shook his head.
“Derek… She’s in good hands. So is the chief. I just need you to trust me. You’ve had my back plenty of times. It’s time for me to return the favor.”
“Fine but if anything happens…”
“Yeah, yeah… You’ll rip me a new one. You’re not the only alpha you know.”
Scott chuckled on this.
“Just go already. We got this.”
He started to take off, but not before letting Bella know. He snuck in through the window as she was getting dressed for school. Bella picked up his reflection through her lengthways mirror. Derek nodded upon her as he made his way over. She was about to step into her blue jeans. But found herself distracted by Derek’s hands as they ran along her waist. His head rested along her shoulder. He looked into the mirror. His hands continued their way up. The alpha lifted her shirt and frowned at the bra, causing her to giggle.
“I’ll be at the house, when you get out of school.”
Bella swallowed back on this. She needed no further explanation. She could not only sense him but it was the intense look in his eyes. He’d other things in mind at the moment. Derek breathed her in once more and started towards the window. Bella hurried over with slight panic as Peter came to mind.
He turned back with one leg out the window.
“Just…” She swallowed back.
“Please, be careful.”
He brought his foot back in. He took her hand, pulling her towards him. She drew back a breath of surprise as he picked her up and wrapped her legs around him. The alpha planted her body up against the wall and was kissing her. Bella could feel his enthusiasm as he pressed against her. Derek closed his eyes and rested his forehead against her own.
“You too Bella…” He whispered and before leaving.
“So you’re just gonna hang around?” Bella inquired curiously as she and Stiles stood before Scott and Allison.
“It’ll be just like old times. Only I don’t have to go to class, but you all do!”
“Yeah, yeah shut it.” Stiles uttered and rolled his eyes.
“Isaac’s keeping an eye on things back at the house.” Scott assured.
“Thank you, Scott.”
Scott smiled and wrapped his arms around Allison, lovingly.
Bella smiled in return and took Stiles by the arm. Damn near dragging him away, so they could give Scott and Allison some privacy.
Derek entered the Hale home, tossing his keys and jacket to the side. He tiredly rubbed his face and headed on up the stairs where he showered. As he showered he thought about the blood moon and how it was four days from now. Those horrific nightmares came to play in his mind and he started to feel queasy. He hurriedly switched the water to cold and growled out as the water hit and traveled along his body. The images wouldn’t stop… It was always the same or even more gruesome than before. It always started with Peter dragging her away. And it’d go from there. Chills ran along Derek’s spine. He punched at the shower wall. He also knew what Bella meant by Erica’s betrayal. He’d seen where she and Jackson had joined Peter’s pack amongst others. He truly had created a monster the day he turned Erica.
“FUCK!” He shouted and ran his hands through his hair, pulling at it with frustration.
When Derek stepped out of the shower, he thought about what Scott said. Derek wiped the steam off the mirror and shaved. While he shaved he contemplated on how to go about Scott’s suggestion. After he shaved he slipped on a black pair of blue jeans. Derek went to the basement where he shut himself off to absolute darkness. Before long, he found himself in a Burmese mediation stance. His eyes came to a close and he focused…
He slammed Jackson back against the wall.
“YOU FUCK YOUR BITCH ON YOUR OWN TIME! NOT MINE! GET YOUR ASS BACK OUT THERE! I WANT YOU TRAINING THE OTHERS LIKE I TAUGHT YOU! NOW GO! YOU IDIOT!”
Peter snarls back as he watches Jackson damn near trip over himself in order to serve his alpha. The alpha rolled his eyes. Erica covered herself as he approached her. Peter tilted his head about and ran a hand along the bareness of her back. As he made his way up he roughly grabbed her blond locks of hair. His lip curled as he glanced her over. He wrapped his hand around her throat and pressed her up against the wall of the warehouse they were in.
“Quit whoring yourself off to my pack! They don’t need the distraction! You’re here to fight. Not to fuck around. Get it?!”
She nodded and hurriedly got dressed.
Peter reached to his temples feeling a migraine coming. His eyes grew heavy as he made his way to another room, where he needed to rest.
Bella laughed as Stiles bit into his cake at lunch. He had chocolate frosting on the tip of his nose
She shook her head.
He shrugged dismissively and continued eating.
They turned as Allison and Scott plopped down beside them. Stiles reared back.
“They let you in?”
“Not technically…” Scott said, kissing Allison’s hand in a hinting manner.
“Ah… I see. What if they find you and think you’re dealing or something.”
The others have a good laugh at this.
“Sure… Scott really looks like a dealer.” Bella scoffs.
Scott narrowed his eyes upon Stiles.
“You got something…” He pointed towards Stiles nose.
Stiles cut Bella an accusing look.
“What?” She taunted with an innocent mien.
He wiped his nose off with a napkin and looked to see chocolate.
“You were going to let me go around like that all day?”
“Well not all day. I’m sure you’d have looked at the mirror at some point.”
Bella and Scott however eyed one another as if in silent conversation. Stiles took notice.
“No… You two stop that. It’s creepy!”
“Has your mom said anything yet?” She asked hintingly.
Scott shook his head.
“No has your dad?”
He nodded and leaned back in his seat, crossing his arms about his chest.
“That’s about what I thought.”
“When do you think they plan on telling us?”
“Who knows…? They were dating for what about a year or so? And we never even knew.”
“That’s just so..”
“Weird.” They chorus.
“SEE! That right there stop!”
Allison giggled and leaned her head against Scott’s shoulder. Bella smiled on this. She couldn’t help find them rather adorable. They seemed genuine in their relationship as well. Scott sighed noticing how some of the teachers were looking over.
“Eh… I better get. I won’t be far.”
They nodded as he pecked Allison on the cheek and rushed on out of the cafeteria.
Peter reared back with narrowed eyes.
“Um hello?” He called out, his voice however small and childlike.
For some reason he felt smaller than usual. He looked down to see he’d the body of a boy. Peter raised his brows on this and walked about the house. His tiny feet led him to a mirror.
“What the …” He uttered and reached out, towards the mirror.
He jumped as the adult version of himself appeared before him in the mirror. The man smiled, demonically. One side of his face was covered in burn marks. The boy swallowed back and took a few steps back. That’s when the older man stepped out of the mirror.
“Are you afraid?”
Peter shook his head but continued to back away.
“Well you should be.”
He glanced towards the area of the house where the Hale family was. The older version hunkered down before the boy. Then he parted the boy’s hair to the side and roughed it up a bit.
“Do you know why?”
The child shook his head once again.
“Because I’m the reason for not only yours… but their demise…” His finger pointed the direction of the boy’s family.
He grinned maliciously and the boy gasped out. The room was suddenly engrossed in flames.
“Save them Peter! HURRY!” Said the demonic man with crimson red eyes.
The little boy took off hearing the screams of his family. Smoke filled the entire area, crackling of the fire sounded amongst the cries of the boy’s family. He reached out to them but all he could make out was their hands reaching out in return. The child began to cry. “MAKE IT STOP! PLEASE!” He shrieked out once he realized the house in its entirety had been set ablaze. The windows began to shatter due to the heat of the glass. He took off towards the door and grabbed the handle only to have it burn his fingers. His hand jerked back. That’s when the child realized he hadn’t anywhere else to go.
“HELP! PLEASE! SOMEONE HELP ME!”
He cried out in agony, as the flesh along the side of his face began to melt.
Another figure stepped out of the flames. And from the very room in which his family was in. The boy recognizing the younger man, extended his arms out, with hopes that he’d come to his aid. The dark haired blue eyed man held up a yielding hand. The boy looked to him confused.
The young man nodded.
Derek nodded and held his arms out for the boy. Feeling somewhat relieved, the boy rushed over only to be picked up by the collar of his shirt, and hurled into the flames. He reached out with widened eyes.
Derek gave a simple wave and exited, through the very door that had burned the child’s hand.
Curled up into a ball, Peter lay on the floor trying to protect himself from the intense heat…only there was none! Upon opening his eyes Peter realized there was nothing. No flames, no burning, nothing. Looking down Peter noticed he was back to an adult size,
“Ooh-kaayy?” He says.
“Where the heck am I now?”
It was dark and a slight fog had sprung up. Standing up, Peter checked himself for any injuries but could find none. This is weird even for me, Peter thought. As he looked up Peter saw vague shapes beginning to appear through the mists. Before his eyes, everyone he had ever known was walking towards him. Mom, Dad! His sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles. Even Bella the girl that was to become HIS mate! How is this possible, he wondered? Peter ran to meet them half way only for them to pass through him!
No one even looked in his direction, they couldn’t hear him either! From one to the next he tried to grab their attention but it was no use. It was then he saw that Scott and Stiles had appeared walking next to Bella.
“Hey where are the Hales going?” Bella asked.
I don’t hardly see them out all together like that.”
Stiles looked back at her, “They’re going to the cemetery. A long time ago there was a fire in their home, everyone got out ok except for one of the kids. The little boy died of third degree burns, the Hales come out once a year to pay their respects.”
Bella gasps out into her hands.
“That’s terrible! What was his name?”
“No one knows, they didn’t even put a name down in the family crypt. Stiles continues, My Dad says the medical records were sealed. The only thing on the stone marker is the letter P.”
“I guess it was too painful for them.”
Peter can’t believe what he was hearing, he was dead? That’s not possible! No one even knew who he was.
“Bella doesn’t even know I existed, and my family has done everything they can to forget about me! NO! NO DAMMIT! REMEMBER ME! LOOK AT ME!”
No not forgotten, he had been erased. He slumped down to his knees as all the others walked away. The darkness and fog began to creep closer and closer. Looking down, he realized that the skin on his hands was horribly twisted and scarred. Reaching up told him the scars ran down half his face as well. And that’s when he looked up to see his nephew. He looked to be waiting on someone. Peter wondered who. It sure as hell wasn’t him. He gritted his teeth to see it was the girl from Forks. The one he’d worked so hard to mold and shape into the perfect mate! The one that belonged TO HIM! She had a genuine smile about her. His nephew opened his arms to her and lovingly, welcomed her into his embrace. Afterword, everything began to go black, all that could be seen was the neon blue glow of his eyes. “NOOO! LOOK AT ME! REMEMBER WHO THE FUCK I AM!”
Bella narrowed her eyes in wonder as she entered the Hale home. All the lights were off and it looked as though no one was here. But she could sense Derek and knew he was around somewhere.
“Derek?” She called out.
Picking up his scent, her eyes darted towards the basement. She nodded to herself and headed that direction. Once she was inside, Bella carefully made her way down the stairs.
She made him out through her night vision. He hadn’t moved from the spot he was originally in. His eyes were still closed. Bella looked to him in wonder. She decidedly sat across from him, with her knees bunched up against her chest. With a single finger she reached over, running it along a bead of sweat on his forearm. His eyes shot open and Bella swallowed back, rather stunned. They were alpha red like usual, only now they had a blue ring going around his pupil. She placed a hand along his cheek, taking him in “…amazing…” .
Bella gasped out however as her body began to alter, to that her newest form. His eyes stayed glued to hers, intensely. A look of bewilderment came about her. It was her alpha’s doing, not her own. She’d never experienced anything quite like it. Derek used no words, but she could feel his influence all the same. That was another thing she noticed. For the first time ever, it wasn’t painful.
Once her transformation completed, her alpha came to a stand. He wiggled his finger about, suggestively. Bella found herself in a mix between feeling someone intimidated but in full blown heat. Somehow Derek had never been hotter and Bella swore she felt more power coming off him. Derek leaned into her ear once she made her way over.
Bella smiled at this, sensing his frisky demeanor. She nodded and took off. A low growl escaped Derek as he phased and chased after her.
It felt strange as she ran throughout the woods, sensing Derek wasn’t far behind. She had grown used to running on all fours. Bella found herself to be faster, more agile, and she had more vigor. Derek was rather impressed as he actually struggled to keep up with her. But at the moment he’d only one thing on his mind. He turned off at certain area in the woods. Bella had sensed that he was no longer behind her. She came to a stop and whipped around.
Once she picked up his whereabouts she quickly jumped grabbing a hold of a tree branch up above. She barely missed Derek’s attempt to pin her down. A wolf like snicker escaped her and she swung off the branch and took off running again. The alpha raised his brows but took off after her once again. When he finally caught up to her, the werewolf leaped over, restraining his mate. They trolled about the ground as they fought to get the upper hand on the other. The alpha found himself in full on lust with the amount of strength his mate had now. She truly had him working for it. Derek positioned her to all fours. He tore through his jeans. The moment he had his cock exposed, he bit down on her neck claiming dominance. She let out a moan of acceptance. Derek eased his way in at first. But one he had his entire length within her tight little mound. He lost it. He gritted his teeth together and drove himself within her as hard as he could.
“FUCK!” He growled as he picked up the stride.
The alpha reached around, running his hands along her tits. Derek found himself worshiping her new form. He found it extremely exotic. His fingers ran along her pussy as he curiously observed his cock at work. She was cumming nonstop and soaking his cock. The scent of her arousal had his eyes rolling back.
“MINE!” He rumbled just before spilling his seed.
The two of them laid in the buff, in the middle of the woods. They held one another, stargazing. Bella ran her hand along Derek’s chest, admirably.
“Hm?” He hummed in question, whilst kissing the top of her head.
“What do you see in our future?”
He sort of chuckled on this and shrugged.
“Why do you ask?”
She grinned and shrugged as well.
“Since when you do concern yourself about such things?” He asked, running his fingers along the scars on her back.
At this she rose and faced him.
“I don’t…” She said with a sigh.
“Normally…” He probes as he too came to sitting position.
“I guess it’s more like… I want to know. Just in case.”
“I think we both know the answer to that.”
Derek rolled his eyes.
“So you’re not even the least bit concerned?”
“Well of course I am. But I also know we’re going to come out of this alive.”
Bella nodded and looked back towards the stars. The alpha drew back a breath and reached over grabbing his mate. He pulled her between his legs and rested his head against her shoulder.
“By the time you graduate, I’ll have my family home renovations complete. Before long, I’ll propose. Then you’ll move in with me. So three years from now we’ll be married. We’ll be expecting our first child two years later. A boy… A year later we’ll have a little girl. I’m thinking we’ll end up having about five kids or so.”
Bella giggled at this and shook her head. Derek kissed her shoulder and had a smirk about him.
“Scott and Stiles have come out of the closet by then. Naturally, Allison and Lydia are heartbroken by this news.”
“DEREK!” She scolded behind laughter.
“You’re such an ass!”
“Hey, I’m not judging. We’ll even go to the wedding, I promise.”
“I love you… even if you are a dick sometimes.”
“I love you too even if you can be a b…” He taunted but would never in a million years refer to her as such.
“Watch yourself Derek…”
“I’d rather watch you…”
He cleared his throat however in thought.
She twirled around, facing him.
“Now I really need you to hear me out okay baby?”
Part of her got all girlie on him calling her baby for the second time ever in their relationship. The other part however cringed as she sensed certain distress. Derek swallowed back and drew back the deepest of breaths.
“I’m leaving in a few hours.”
“You remember how I told you I needed more pack members?”
She nodded, wondering where he was going with this.
“Well that’s what I’m hoping to achieve.”
“What about Scott and Isaac?”
“Scott is alpha of his own pack now and Isaac is part of that pack. Bella I just need you to trust that I can do this and be back before Peter’s arrival.”
Bella shut her eyes for a moment.
He raised his brows, on her reaction.
“Okay…?” He probed, waiting for a fight to break out.
She nodded and took his hand.
“If you say you’ll be back. Then I trust that you will.”
“That easy, huh?” He asked as if expecting a trick of some sort.
Bella softly laughed.
“Yeah Derek, that easy. Just keep your word, that’s all I ask.”
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