After all, she was a lycan now, and they had very important roles and responsibilities.
Her mate, Luke Martin, was head of the warriors, so Sophia remained busy all the time.
Since she loved organizing so much, she was in charge of organizing important events,
and the Lycan Ball was the most important one Sophia would ever organize.
“Oh yes. I am so looking forward to it,” I sarcastically replied.
“Well the good thing is you’ll get to see me.” Sophia tried cheering me up.
“That’s true. We haven’t seen each other in a year. Not since you came back home to see your little nephew.” I sighed.
“I miss you too. I wish I could come back more often.” Sophia also sighed.
“You’re busy, I get it. Thank God for technology though. We can always talk even if we aren’t together,” I said.
“That’s so true. Oh, Aarya! I just can’t wait to see you! You leave tomorrow, right?” Sophia asked.
“Yep, tomorrow. Bright and early.” I sighed.“Stop sighing!
At least try and be a little excited,” Sophia complained.
“Okay, sorry. I will try.” I laughed.
“Well I have to go now. Duty calls, but I can’t wait to see you tomorrow,” Sophia replied.
“See you tomorrow,” I said, hanging up.
It wasn’t long before my mom came into my room with Zoya, carrying a bag. I knew
what was in there: my dress for the ball.
“Aarya, you need to pack. You know we leave early tomorrow,” Mom said, shaking her head at me.
Groaning, Zoya laughed and said, “I’ll help her pack.”
Mom nodded and left. Zoya dragged me out of bed and helped me pack.
It was a distraction from thinking about Hunter.
Once we were done, I asked Zoya, “So, any news on when Hunter and Carter will be back?”
“Why? Impatient, are we?” Zoya chuckled.
“No, I’m just curious, that’s all.” I rolled my eyes.
Zoya was the only one in my pack who knew that Hunter kissed me and I loved him.
Everyone else just thought I had a crush on him.
I didn’t want my parents to know, and especially not my brother. He wouldn’t take the news very well,
but I knew I could trust Zoya.
“Well they should be here very soon. Are you nervous?” Zoya asked.
“A little. I just can’t wait to see him,” I admitted.
Zoya and I sat on my bed and chatted for a while.
I loved the fact that I could open up to Zoya; she was basically my sister.
Sai said that he loved seeing that his sister and mate had an amazing relationship.
I was just lucky Zoya was so cool! After Sophia left, I felt lonely, but Zoya was always there for me.
Before long, my werewolf hearing picked up the sound of cars coming down the path. I jumped up,
my heart beating fast as nerves started to get to me.
It was finally time. I was going to see Hunter after four years.
Zoya held my hand as we walked downstairs together. Did I look ok? I ran my hands through my hair,
and Zoya shook her head.
Deep breaths, Aarya, you’ve got this. It’s okay. Luckily, our house was near the pack house,
where the alpha and beta lived with their families.
Sai was waiting for us downstairs and held Zoya’s hand. “Let’s go and see our alpha and beta.”
Zoya never let go of my hand as we walked the short distance to where the cars were already parked.
My heart was beating so fast, I just wanted to see Hunter.
We walked up to the cars, and my wolf was restless. Was that the sign I had been looking for?
My mate was here?
My dreams were coming true. Hunter would step out of that car, and he would know we are mates.
Hearing the car door open, my head snapped to the sound.
First, our alpha, Carter Ward, got out. He hadn’t changed a bit. Well, except he got muscular.
His green eyes twinkled with mischief and happiness. Yep, the same old Carter.
He brushed some of his blond hair out of his face before hugging his parents and younger brother.
I watched as he said hello to everyone before stopping at me.
I was lucky that the future alpha wanted to be my friend. Throughout school,
Carter was always there for me, and I couldn’t thank him enough.
I considered him to be one of my best friends, along with Sophia.
A contagious smile took over his face, and I found myself smiling also.
The next thing I know, Carter has picked me up and spun me around, causing the adults to laugh.
“Aarya! Oh, how I have missed you! You’ve changed quite a bit. Puberty, hey?” Carter teased.
I rolled my eyes and hugged him. “It’s good to see you too, Carter.
You haven’t changed at all. Don’t worry, sometimes people are late bloomers,” I joked,
earning a laugh from Carter’s parents.
Carter smiled and hugged me again. “I really did miss you, Smiley.”
“I missed you too,” grinning at Carter’s nickname for me, which he hadn’t forgotten.
Hearing the car door open, I glanced over Carter’s shoulders to see a familiar body get out of the car.
His back was facing me, so he didn’t know I was standing behind him.
I wanted to see his blue eyes full of love and adoration for me.
Carter moved out of the way and stood by my side, which I thought was a little weird.
Surely he should have continued saying hello to everyone?
Maybe he wanted to see the moment Hunter and I acknowledged each other as mates.
Yes, that must be it.
My wolf continued to pace, fueling my thoughts that Hunter was indeed my mate.
I watched as his light brown hair blew in the wind. His back was still turned to me; I just wanted him to turn around.
What was he waiting for?
Just as I thought he was about to turn around, and that magical moment I had
dreamed about would happen, Hunter turned back to the car and held his hand out.