RomanceScience Fiction & Fantasy

The Moon's Blessing

Ria B

On her eighteenth birthday, Alexiana is rejected by her mate, the soon-to-be alpha, Kyle Greyson. She hides the withering pain, pretending to be unaffected, and moves through the next few difficult years determined not to give in to her sadness. Not everyone gets a second-chance mate, so Alexiana is grateful to find hers in Jaxon, the alpha of another pack. But the discovery unravels a huge secret that threatens to shatter Alexia’s life. Could everything up to this point have been a lie?

Age Rating: 18+

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RomanceScience Fiction & Fantasy

The Moon's Blessing

Ria B

On her eighteenth birthday, Alexiana is rejected by her mate, the soon-to-be alpha, Kyle Greyson. She hides the withering pain, pretending to be unaffected, and moves through the next few difficult years determined not to give in to her sadness. Not everyone gets a second-chance mate, so Alexiana is grateful to find hers in Jaxon, the alpha of another pack. But the discovery unravels a huge secret that threatens to shatter Alexia’s life. Could everything up to this point have been a lie?

Age Rating: 18+

1: Introductions

Alexiana

“ALEXIANA MARIE CORTEZ! GET OUT OF THAT BED NOW OR YOU WILL BE LATE FOR SCHOOL!” My mom yelled from behind my bedroom door while knocking very loudly.

I kept my eyes closed, hid underneath my covers and stayed completely silent; however, that was a fail because what my mom said next, made me get out of bed faster than a teenage girl with a juicy gossip. “Alexiana, don’t test my patience, you have 25 minutes till school starts.”

“WHAT! 25 MINUTES? SHIT, SHIT, SHIT!” I shouted while rushing to the bathroom.

“ALEXIANA, WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!” My mom scolded me as she was going back to the kitchen.

“Sorry mom!” I quickly replied while stripping from my pajamas and hopping into the hot, steamy shower.

Now, let me introduce myself:

My name is Alexiana Marie Cortez. I am seventeen years old – going on eighteen in about a week and a half.

I have waist length black hair, medium brown colored eyes and I am about five feet six inches tall. I have a petite body with curves and a bit of muscles; I like to work out – whenever I get a chance.

Meet my family, my father, Daniel Cortez, the current Beta of the Silver Moon Pack. My mother, Darlene Cortez, mate and wife of the Beta and my brother, Carson Cortez, soon-to-be Beta.

My parents are Latinos, while Carson and I are Latinos descent; my dad was born in La Sangre Negra Pack (The Black Blood Pack) in Jalisco, Mexico.

My dad was eight months old when he and his parents moved to the Silver Moon Pack in Visalia, California. My mom was born in El Sabueso de la Muerte Pack (The Death Hound Pack) in Tijuana, Mexico.

My mom was seven months old when she and her parents moved to the Dark Night Pack in Tulare, California.

As far as my best friends, you will meet them a little later.

In addition, today is Friday and the first day back to school (thank the Moon Goddess!); I am finally a senior.

When I was finished, I turned the shower water off as I got out, grabbing my blue fluffy towel to dry my body and towel dry my hair.

I put on my undergarments, walked out of my bathroom and I went to my walk-in closet.

I picked out my black skinny jeans, a white tank top and my all black converse and quickly got dressed as fast as possible.

I grabbed my backpack, my phone from my nightstand and grabbed my car keys from my dresser.

I ran downstairs to the kitchen where my parents was at, grabbed a granola bar from the cupboard, a water bottle from the fridge and stuffed it inside my backpack.

I said my goodbyes to my parents while running out of the house to my beautiful beast, all black Bugatti La Voiture Noire with tinted windows.

I sped out of the driveway and drove to the educational building – which I call hell.

I arrived in the school’s parking lot and I was already 20 minutes late. “Oh well! Let’s get this day over with.” I said to myself while getting out of my beautiful beast.

Once I got inside the school building, I went straight to my locker to get my notebooks and the books I needed for the next three classes before lunch.

While I was grabbing my books, I got shoved against my right shoulder which caused me to hit my forehead against my locker door.

“UGH! WHAT THE FUCK!” I cursed out loud as I was rubbing my forehead in pain. I turned my head towards my left and of course, it is none other than the school’s slut, Jessica Whitman.

“Oops, my bad, I didn’t see you there.” Said Jessica, fake apologizing with a smirk on her face. I took a good a look at Jessica and her face is all caked up with make-up, making her look like a clown. Honestly, she would probably look prettier with less make-up on.

“I bet you didn’t, maybe you need a pair of glasses to see or I could shove my fist down your throat so your eyes could pop out to better your vision!” I retorted sarcastically while slamming my locker door closed.

I did not let Jessica respond because the first bell rang throughout the school, meaning first period was over.

The last thing Jessica said to me before I walked away was, “This is not over, bitch!” I just ignored her.

As every student was filling up the halls, I quickly walked to my second period class because I did not want to stay any longer arguing with that bitch nor do I want to be late for class.

As I was walking down the hall, I ended up bumping into a hard chest and falling down on my ass. I got up from the floor, brushed my jeans off and looked up to the person in front of me.

Of course, the person in front of me is the soon-to-be Alpha and the school’s playboy, Kyle Greyson.

Hey don’t get me wrong, he is a good looking guy; his black hair is combed back messily, as if he ran his fingers through it countless times.

His ocean blue almond-shaped eyes, I could totally get lost in them.

His sharp-chiseled jaw line, looking so lick able and don’t get me started on his heart shaped plump lips; I bet his lips are soft and kissable.

‘WAIT! WHY THE FUCK AM I THINKING ABOUT HIM LIKE THAT? HE’S THE SCHOOL’S PLAYBOY; What the HELL IS WRONG WITH ME?’I thought to myself.

“Are you done checking me out sweetheart?” Asked Kyle, pulling my out of my thoughts with a smirk on his gorgeous face. OH MY GODDESS! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME? ’

“I wasn’t checking you out, you asshole. I was thinking if I should kick your ass for standing in my way to go to class!” I said getting frustrated. I swear, I do not care if he is the Alpha’s son or not, I’ll kick his ass if he makes late for class and gets me in trouble.

I guess by the angry look Kyle is giving me, he did not like my response very much. “DO NOT DISRESPECT ME ALEXIANA. I AM YOUR ALPHA!” he yelled in his Alpha tone while clenching and unclenching his fist.

His eyes slowly turning black and back to his ocean blue color. I guess he is trying to calm his wolf down from my disrespect.

Then the second bell rang, meaning if you are not in your designated classroom and in your seat, then you are considered late for class.

“Great, now I’m late for class because of you, you fucking abominable condensed turd! Also, you’re not an Alpha, yet!” I said while running around him trying to get to class.

From a distant, I heard a loud growl, oh well, I don’t give a fuck. I have other things that is more important than to deal with the big bad playboy wolf.

After that little scene with Kyle, I was actually five minutes late to my second period history class and let me tell you, history and my last period class drags on.

The next two period classes, was okay until the bell rang, signaling that fourth period was over. I quickly packed up my stuff and speedy Gonzales out of math class; I hate math with a passion.

Finally, its lunch time and while I was on my way to the cafeteria, I see my best friends, Brianna and Brandon; both of them are mates.

I have known them since I was five years old and they were six; my brother, Carson, was six at the time too. Carson is a year older than I am and his birthday is tomorrow.

All four of us are in our senior year.

Brianna and Brandon found out they were mates after their eighteenth birthday and since then, they were inseparable; they are really a cute couple.

Sometimes they could get a little annoying, but do not tell them I said that.

I was pulled out of my thoughts with Brianna’s hand waving in my face. “HELLO! Earth to Alex!”

“Huh, what?” I asked a little confused.

“You wasn’t paying attention to what I was saying, were you?” Asked Brianna, cocking her left hip out, placing her hands on her hips and raising her right eyebrow.

“Sorry Bri, it is just some people decided to piss me off.” I said apologizing while I was pinching the bridge of my nose.

“Let me guess, Jessica, right? I nodded. “What did that disgusting bitch do now? Bri asked.

“The bitch shoved my shoulder which caused me to hit my forehead against my locker door.” I said feeling myself getting irritated.

Bri, Brandon and I entered the cafeteria and got in line to get our food; we continued with our conversation about Jessica.

I, then mentioned how I bumped into Kyle, had a little spat and how I was five minutes late for second period.

Brianna started to laugh, clutching her stomach because I mentioned to her what Jessica said about her being the pack’s future Luna.

Brianna laughed even harder after I explained to her how Jessica’s confusion looks like she was constipated; I even laughed with Brianna.

After we recovered from our laughing fit, we payed for our food and sat down at our usual table, I noticed Carson wasn’t at school.

I guess dad needed him.

You see, Carson is next in line for the Beta position and our father is going to hand him the position after Alpha Greyson retires and Kyle steps in as Alpha.

So basically, that’ll happen in next month after we graduate.

I was pulled out of my thoughts by having water poured on my head and getting part of my shirt wet.

I got up from my seat and turned around to face Jessica. “DO YOU HAVE A FUCKING DEATH WISH, BITCH?” I yelled feeling my anger slowly rising.

Jessica glared at me and said, “I’m not afraid of you or your empty threats, you stupid slut!”

A stupid slut? I started laughing. I laughed so hard, I was clutching my stomach while tears were rolling down my cheeks.

The entire cafeteria was silent, except for my laughter you can see all eyes are focused on the unfolding scene in front of them.

“Me a SLUT?” I paused for a minute to laugh again and I already know everyone was watching closely; wanting to know what is going to happen next.

“That’s funny, you should be a comedian.”

“Anyways, have you looked at yourself lately? Actually, don’t answer that, I already know the answer. No, you don’t look at yourself because you’re too busy fucking every guy that looks remotely appealing to you. Furthermore, my threats are never empty because I know how to back them up and I always win.” I said stating the facts.

I guess the slut didn’t like my response because she started to glare at me even harder (if that’s even possible).

After my little comment, I hear everyone in the cafeteria laughing their asses off, including my best friends.

“How –“ Jessica was about to speak, then got cut off by Brianna.

“LISTEN HERE YOU DISGUSTING, DISEASE-INFECTED SLUT! WHY DON’T YOU GO THE FUCK AWAY and LEAVE US ALONE! MATTER OF FACT, WHY DON’T YOU DO BEST AND GO FIND SOMEONE TO SPREAD YOUR LEGS OPEN? AND USE A CONDOM WHILE YOU’RE AT IT!”

The left corner of Bri’s lips slowly rising until it was full smirk.

Everyone was laughing even harder, including myself.

I heard some say, “Oooh, Jessica just got roasted!” or “Oooo, burn.” I even heard another say, “ewww, Jessica is so disgusting. She shouldn’t even be in this pack.”

Jessica was really pissed and her face was red as a tomato. The last thing she said before she stormed out of the cafeteria was, “this isn’t over. You will regret this.”

After Jessica’s outburst, everybody started to calm down and the atmosphere was peaceful again.

***

Finally school was over for the day and I guess you can say my day was a little eventful. After the cafeteria fiasco, Brianna, Brandon and I left the cafeteria to go to our classes.

Obviously, like usual, the rest of my day at school was slow and boring. I met up with my friends at the front of the school and told them that I’ll text them later after I get home.

I walked through the school’s parking lot towards my beautiful beast, got inside my car and drove out of the parking lot to head home.

After I got home, I drove up into the driveway, parked and I got out of my car.

I walked up to the front door, unlocked it and stepped inside the house.

Once I got inside the house, I already could smell the delicious food that mom is cooking for dinner; I closed the door and walked to the kitchen to see my mom at the stove stirring whatever she is cooking in the pot.

“Hi sweetie, how was your day?” asked my mom as she turned her head towards me smiling.

“Hey mom, it was okay, like usual.” I said smiling back at my mom.

“That’s good honey. Dinner will be ready in half an hour and your father will be home soon with Carson.” My mom said as she went back to tend the food on top of the stove. I just said okay and went upstairs to my bedroom.

Once I was inside my bedroom, I went to sit on my bed while placing my backpack on my bed.

About thirty minutes later, I finally finished my homework and at the same time, I hear my mom yell from the dining room that dinner is ready.

I went downstairs towards the dining room, saw my dad and Carson already at the table, and greeted them.

After dinner, I helped my mom clear the dining table and wash the dishes while Carson put the food away in the fridge.

When I was finished, I felt my wolf, Midnight getting antsy and I know exactly what she wants.

‘Hey Midnight, do you want to go for a run?

‘OH YES, YES, YES! Thank you!’said Midnight, wagging her tail all excitedly.

‘You’re welcome love.’I chuckled at her little excitement.

I went back upstairs to my bedroom, went to my walk-in closet and changed into a pair of black shorts, a sports bra and my Nike’s running shoes.

Then, I went downstairs and told my parents that I’m going out for a run and I’ll be back soon. They told me to be careful and stay safe and I said I would.

As I walked through the kitchen, I saw my brother wiping the counter tops and I asked him if he want to come with me for a run and he said yes.

My brother and I walked out through the back door and jogged towards the first line of the trees.

My brother went behind one tree, stripped and shifted into his wolf, while I went behind a different tree and did the same.

My wolf, Midnight and Carson’s wolf, Tyson, are both black, but the difference between our wolves is that Midnight’s eye color is blue as to Tyson’s eye color is silver.

Both of our wolves are gorgeous and since we both have Beta blood, both of our wolves (besides the Alpha) are bigger than the average wolf and that’s because we all hold power.

However, my wolf is a few inches bigger than Carson’s wolf and about an inch and a half bigger than an Alpha’s wolf.

Honestly, I really do not know how to explain it better.

Oh well, I’ll just push that thought aside and come back to it when the time is right.

Unknown

Once Tyson and Midnight came from behind the trees, they started to run.

The wind felt so great and wonderful blowing against their furs. They kept on running for a bit, until Tyson decided to tackle Midnight playfully and nipped on her ear gently.

They chased each other for a bit and found a little pond they didn’t know it existed.

They were mesmerized at how beautiful the pond and the surrounding area were.

Both Tyson and Midnight stopped in front of the pond and drank some water to quench their thirst.

Then, they lied down on the ground next to the pond and put their heads on their paws and relaxed for a bit.

Once both wolves were content and satisfied, they ran back towards the trees where they left their clothes, shifted back into their human form, got dressed and went back into the house.

Alexiana

After Carson and I went back into the house and up the stairs, I told him goodnight and see him tomorrow.

When I got inside my bedroom, I went to grab my PJs and went to the bathroom to take a nice, hot steamy shower.

Once I was done taking a shower, I dried my body and toweled dry my hair, got dressed and went straight towards my bed.

I laid my head on my pillow to let the darkness consume me and drift me off to dreamland.

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