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Evelyn is not your traditional werewolf. In fact, as a wolf-human hybrid, she’s not your traditional anything! On her twentieth birthday though, Evelyn faces one tradition she can’t ignore: finding her destined mate. Evelyn isn’t thrilled—that is, until she feels strangely drawn to the unbelievably sexy Alpha Alex, who arrives at their pack after ten years away. But her pure-wolf (and pure-snooty) half sister Tessa also has eyes for the dreamboat, and she’s used to getting her way!

Age Rating: 18+

Note: This story is the author’s original version and does not have sound.

 

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SUMMARY

Evelyn is not your traditional werewolf. In fact, as a wolf-human hybrid, she’s not your traditional anything! On her twentieth birthday though, Evelyn faces one tradition she can’t ignore: finding her destined mate. Evelyn isn’t thrilled—that is, until she feels strangely drawn to the unbelievably sexy Alpha Alex, who arrives at their pack after ten years away. But her pure-wolf (and pure-snooty) half sister Tessa also has eyes for the dreamboat, and she’s used to getting her way!

Age Rating: 18+

Original Author: Katie Hines

Evelyn

Witches, vampires, and werewolves are meant to be fictional characters in a story, but in my life, they are real. I also happen to be one—well, technically, half of one.

My father was a werewolf and my mother was a human. Being mates with a human is rare, but in some cases, like my parents, it happens. Now, my parents story is a bit different.

In the werewolf community, it is uncommon to still be mateless by the time you are twenty-five.

My dad was twenty-six and without a mate, so he took one of the she-wolves that was in the pack and mated her. Her name was Jen.

They ended up having a girl, and shortly after the birth of their daughter, Tessa, he found his true mate, my mother. He left the she-wolf for my mother and they had me.

Things were good for a few years; Dad lived with my mother and was still involved in Tessa’s life.

That all came crashing down when the jealousy was too overwhelming for Tessa’s mother and she killed my mother.

That angered my dad and he killed Jen, but what no one realized was that Jen had found her mate awhile before these unfortunate events.

She was so obsessed with my father that she didn’t give her mate the time of day or the love a mate is supposed to give to the other.

That day, Jen’s mate followed her and watched her die, and in retaliation, he killed my father.

Depending on who you ask, some say my father didn’t put up a fight. Others say the wolf was of high status—alpha or beta or something of the sort.

After that day, my dad’s brother, Raf, and his mate, Sam, took both of us girls in and raised us as their own.

Since Raf was the top warrior, we lived in the pack house along with the beta family and the alpha family.

Raf and Sam have one son named Julian. The betas have two sons, Parker and Wayne, with Parker next in line to be beta.

The alpha family has one son whose name is Alex and he hasn’t been around for the last ten years—something about some type of special alpha training every soon-to-be leader has to go through.

It has now been nineteen years since my father died. Tessa is twenty-one, almost twenty-two, and I just turned twenty.

Tessa and I don’t have a good relationship. She is the preppy, cheerleading type whereas I’m the shy, quiet type.

We both have the same color hair, dark brown thanks to our dad, but everything else about us is different.

She is tall whereas I am short.

She is thin whereas I am curvy.

She has blue eyes from her mother’s side and I have brown eyes.

Both of us are beautiful girls but in completely different ways. No one would think we were half-sisters unless we told them.

Because we are so different in our personalities, Tessa gets a lot of her friends to make fun of me.

Now this isn’t one of those “everyone made fun of me so I became a badass” type of stories, because not everyone makes fun of me.

It’s just her and her group of friends, which I shrug off most the time because I would rather not argue with her.

She tends to be pretty petty and holds grudges. A lot of people believe I’m the older one because I’m more mature.

Tessa throws tantrums, which are not pretty and make her look like a three-year-old—stomping feet and all.

I help out any way that I can when it comes to pack duties. I help cook and clean, and when I’m not doing any of that, I’m training with my uncle and Julian.

With me being part human, I’ve had to work extra hard to become as skilled as the other wolves, but it is all worth it because I love my wolf and all the friends I’ve made along the way.

Julian is my best friend. He is the only one that I confide in about Tessa and her friends being bitches to me.

I think that is why he has basically taken me under his wing, and if Tessa and her friends get snooty while he is around, he gets very protective.

Tessa likes to spend her time shopping and checking out the male wolves. She never joins in on the workouts but she likes to watch them walk around half-naked.

She cannot cook to save her life and she doesn’t do any of her own chores. I don’t even know the last time she washed her own clothes.

She is one of the pack gossips and tries to get involved with the beta brothers.

She is what you can call a rank chaser. She only tries to seduce alphas when they visit, or betas. Sometimes she will try to get with omegas, but that is the lowest she will go.

She won’t give anyone else attention or even look their way. Sometimes I swear she is going to end up with your everyday average wolf as a mate.

I feel a little bad for whoever her mate is because I’m fairly certain she hasn’t saved herself for him. Who the hell am I kidding, I know she hasn’t.

Me, on the other hand, I’ve not even had my first kiss. I’m in love with the thought of mates and I’m so excited to meet mine.

Because being half human and half werewolf is rare, I had to visit another pack where another half breed like me stayed. Raf wanted me to see that I could fit in just like a normal wolf.

To find my mate, though, I have to physically touch them for either of us to know, which kind of sucks because any normal wolf can just look at another and know if they are their mate or not.

Since learning that tidbit of information, Raf and Sam, along with Alpha Ben, have made it mandatory for me to shake hands with every unmated wolf in our pack as well as anyone unmated who visits our pack.

But I’ve still not met my soul mate.

But I will not give up like my father did. I will wait until I meet him; I know for a fact he is out there somewhere.

Besides, I still have five years until they say it’s nearly impossible to find your mate. So, I’m confident I will find him soon. I can just feel it.

 

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Evelyn

Today is the day that Alpha Ben’s son returns home from being gone since he was fifteen years old.

Apparently once his special training was over, he took a few years to travel the world and look for his mate.

I’m in the kitchen helping the other women prepare for the feast that Alpha Ben is having to welcome Alex home.

I hope he found his mate. I don’t even understand how anyone could choose someone who isn’t their true mate to be with.

I mean, your mate is supposed to be the person who makes you the best version of yourself, the person who complements you and loves you unconditionally.

What if you choose someone who is completely opposite of your mate? It’s so sad to even think about.

I am finishing setting the long table and placing the completed dishes in the center.

Over the years, Alpha Ben and I have gotten close; he is like an uncle to me. So anytime someone has to go tell him dinner is ready, the women send me.

Of course, we could mind-link him, but he always prefers to be told face-to-face, and I never mind telling him because I like to visit with him.

Reaching up and knocking on the door, I realize I have flour and other ingredients all over my hands from helping prepare dinner.

Alpha Ben’s voice echoes, telling me to come in, so I carefully twist the knob, making sure not to get anything on it.

“Alpha Ben, dinner is ready for whenever Alpha Alex gets in.”

Stopping abruptly, I immediately notice Alpha Ben isn’t alone. Sitting in the chair beside of him is an extremely attractive man.

He has dark-brown hair, mesmerizing green eyes, and is super muscular.

I can only assume from the looks of his long legs that he is pretty tall too.

You can just feel the power radiating off of him, which has me immediately bowing my head in both submission and respect.

“I apologize, Alpha Ben. I did not realize you had company.”

Alpha Ben just smiles. “Nonsense. Alex, you remember Evelyn, correct?” he asks.

Alex turns to me, scanning me from my toes to the hair on my head, causing a slight blush to appear on my cheeks.

“Raf and Sam’s niece, right?” Alex responds. Alpha Ben is beaming, with a glint in his eyes that I can’t place.

“Yes! That’s right! Evelyn, why don’t you give my boy a handshake.”

Knowing this time there is no room for argument, I step forward and extend my hand to Alpha Alex; however, before he can take it, I retract it.

Smiling sheepishly, I say, “I’m sorry, I should have washed my hands before coming up here.”

I show my hands and reveal that they are covered in flour and other substances.

Alpha Ben’s smile falters but then returns full force. “That is quite all right, dear. Why don’t you go get cleaned up and I will save you a seat beside my boy at dinner?”

I nod my head before turning and leaving.

***

It takes me about fifteen minutes to get ready for dinner. I choose a simple, light-blue summer dress and white flats and leave my hair down in its natural, soft waves.

I don’t fiddle with makeup because I don’t want the food to be cold by the time I get there.

Walking into the dining room, I notice that all but two seats are taken: one beside Alpha Alex and one beside Julian.

Chancing a glance at Alpha Ben, he motions me to the seat beside his son. Obeying him, I walk around the table, but before I get to the seat, Tessa sits down beside Alpha Alex.

Not willing to argue, I quickly take my place beside Julian, earning myself a curious look from Alpha Alex.

Wishing and praying neither alpha says anything about it, I pile my plate high and start shoveling the food in.

It’s not that I don’t want to sit by Alpha Alex. I mean, I’m not blind; he is extremely good looking.

And it’s not that I can’t take my sister. She hasn’t trained a day in her life; I could kick her ass with my hands tied.

It’s just I’m not much for attention being on me. I like to lie low and not cause problems.

Mid bite, Julian starts jabbing me with his elbow.

I look up at him as he tilts his head in Tessa’s direction.

“How long you think it’ll take for Alpha Alex to fall for her games?” he asks me so quietly I have to strain to hear.

Snorting at his question, I tune into their conversation.

“Alpha Alex, you have the biggest arms I’ve ever seen,” Tessa says in her most seductive voice while squeezing his bicep.

I can’t help but glare at her hand touching him. It is taking everything I have to hold back the growl that is threatening to escape my lips.

Scooping more food into my mouth helps, but I stay tuned into Tessa’s relentless flirting. To my annoyance, he’s being flirty back.

Alpha Ben clears his throat, gaining the attention of everyone.

“Evelyn, I thought I asked you to sit by my son? Did I imagine that conversation?”

Shit. He really just called me out like that.

I’m positive my face is as red as cherries as everyone’s eyes land on me, including Alpha Alex’s with a glint of amusement.

Glad that he finds this funny, but I think I might die.

I have to swallow the food that’s in my mouth before I can speak properly.

“Alpha Ben, I apologize. There wasn’t an empty seat, and I didn’t want to disrupt anyone’s dinner.”

Alpha Ben stares at me with a small smirk on his face. He knows I am uncomfortable with a ton of attention on me, but this is his punishment for not doing what he asked.

Keeping my gaze low is easy, but when Alpha Ben speaks, it becomes hard not to flip the table or choke on air.

“That’s perfectly okay. I’m sure Tessa would be thrilled to trade spots with you right now. So, hop to it so we can all enjoy the rest of our dinner.”

And if there was ever a time to wish to be dead, it’s right now. Tessa is shooting daggers at me with her eyes, and I can almost see the steam rolling out of her ears.

Picking up my plate, I start to go around the table, passing by Tessa. But I never make it to my new seat.

Oh, no.

Tessa’s foot shoots out before I can pass by her, and the next thing I know I am flat down on the floor, with my plate of food stuck to the fabric of my dress.

It takes everything in me not to shift right then and there.

Breathe in, breathe out.

I have to take several deep breaths before I stand, fists clenched tightly. I know my eyes are turning gold, indicating my wolf is about to take over.

“Alpha Ben, Alpha Alex, if you could excuse me.”

I walk the hell out of the dining room and head outside where I shift into my black wolf and run deep into the forest.

 

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