I woke up to find Ryker gone, the bed cold on his side. I stretched snuggling under the blankets not wanting to get out, but it was lonely in his bed without his warmth.
Deciding to get up and see where he went when he suddenly walks in the bedroom door looking like he was in a rush.
He goes to grab some clothes before noticing me. Ryker walks over k!ssing my cheek.
“Morning, I have to go into the City, will you be right here on your own. Or do you want to come with me?”
“Why are you going into the city?”
“Pack meeting, do you want to come or you can wait here for Tyson and Ace, they should be back in a few hours”
“How many people will be there and why don’t they come here, isn’t this the pack house?” I ask him.
“It is but since my father merged packs with Lily’s old pack years ago, we can’t fit everyone here so, we usually use the stadium for pack meetings”
“So your pack is big?” I ask him, wondering exactly how many there are. I had never been part of a pack let alone a big one.
“There is roughly around 750 pack member’s now”
“And you know all of them?” I ask, wondering how anyone could remember that many people.
“Not all, but most. Pack link helps,” he says tapping the side of his head.
“How does that work? I can’t hear anything, but you all talk in your heads, it’s confusing” I admit.
“Easy, just like talking, just focus on who you are talking to,” he says.
“Yeah, I don’t think I can do that,” I tell him and he raises an eyebrow at me.
He grips my shoulders looking at me.
“Why can’t you, if you can hear me you can talk back to me,” he says.
I went to answer him when I realized I didn’t see his lips move when he spoke.
His face lights up, a smile gracing his gorgeous face.
“You try, ask me something,” he says in my head.
“Um… can you hear me?” I ask and he laughs.
“Yes, I can. See, easy. You just need to reply like talking face to face. Now you can speak to me while I’m gone” he mind-links back. I smile happy I could actually do something they can do.
“See, easy,” he says, tipping my chin up with his fingers and pecking my lips.
“Are you hungry?” He asks and I nod.
“Come, I will make you some scrambled eggs before I go, or do you want to come?”
“No, I think I will stay here. I don’t want people staring because I’m not like them,” I tell him. He stops looking back at me.
“Reika you are exactly the same as them, they would never treat you any differently then they treat me”
“Yeah, but you’re their Alpha. I am just the weird one with weird eyes, that can’t walk in shoes” he chuckles.
“You’re not weird, different but that’s not a bad thing. You may be surprised. You’re their Luna they will love you, but you can wait here if you want, till you are ready to meet them”
“Luna, Jacob said that the other day”
“Because that’s what you are, you don’t have to understand it right now, but you will” I nod and he grabs my hand walking downstairs and into the kitchen.
He made scrambled eggs for me but I could feel he was nervous about something.
“What’s wrong?” I ask him.
“Just worried about leaving you here by yourself, just don’t touch the stove or the fireplace and don’t put metal in the microwave”
“I will be fine and I don’t know how to use the microwave so why would I touch it. I will probably go back to bed”
“Okay and mind link me if anything goes wrong, do you know how to use the phone?” My brows furrow.
“Never mind, that was a silly question. You’ll be fine”
“I’m fine, Ryker. I have my wolf,” I tell him not understanding why he was suddenly so nervous about leaving me here. He nods and goes to walk out before stopping.
“I can cancel it till after Tyson and Ace get back,” he says.
“Huh, so you’re not going?”
“I don’t know,” he suddenly looks conflicted.
“Just go, Tyson and Ace will be back soon and I am just going back to bed, I won’t break the house,” I tell him.
“I’m not worried about the house, I’m worried about you getting hurt in the house, because you broke the house”
“That makes no sense,” I tell him.
“Just don’t touch the fireplace and the stove, they are hot,” he says.
“You know I can feel hot and cold right?”
He folds his arms across his chest looking at me. “I know Reika, just mindlink me every half an hour, no I will mindlink you, yes that’s what I can do” I wasn’t sure if he was telling me or himself.
“So you’re going now?” He nods looking at the stove.
“I won’t touch the stove or fireplace,” I tell him.
He nods before walking off and I hear the front door shut softly before hearing his car leave. I eat my eggs before putting the bowl in the sink and going back to his room and climbing in his bed.
I cuddle his pillow, loving his scent all over it and eventually doze off.