Chapter CHAPTER 60
lt;pgt;After a long, hot scorching bath, Selena and Zaden were ready for the alphas meeting. They walked
out of the room to find the whole cabin empty. They exchanged a surprised look to each other before
heading to the mansion. Selena stood there, at the entry of the mansion, gazing up at the mighty
building. She doesn't like the mansion at all. The rest of the pack had joined them after mind-linked.
lt;pgt;“Welcome, Queen Selena...” Maximus with full enthusiasm at the door
lt;pgt;“Just Selena, please...” Selena smiled at him and walked hand in hand with Zaden. She needs him the
most at the moment, after all, he has been doing this alpha thing longer than she does. Maximus
guided them upstairs and thank god, they didn't cross the dining hall. At the last step on second floor,
Selena saw a double door with exquisite carving, painted in gold. Maximus pushed open the door to
reveal an extravagant hall. Rows and rows of windows lined the sides of the room, making it extremely
bright. A full-length, probably customized square table with matching carving at the door stood in the
middle. Countless chairs with matching carving and red velvet cushions lined next to the table. At the
end of the room, the whole wall was filled with shelves, accommodating files and books.
lt;pgt;“Welcome, Queen-“ a fair blonde man, with a similar body build to Zaden greeted her and she cut him
lt;pgt;“Selena, please...” the man took it positively and smiled
lt;pgt;“Welcome, Selena...” they shook hands. As if preprogrammed, his and his pack's name came to
Selena's mind. She cocked her head to one side, frowning.
lt;pgt;“Theodore...Alpha Theodore from Red valley, is it?” and he nodded. Not only him, every single man
and a woman, to Selena's surprise, is familiar to her.
lt;pgt;‘Alpha Marcus, Graphite Packlt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;Alpha Capsion, Blue Moon Pack
lt;pgt;Rowana, Riddle Moon Pack
lt;pgt;Alpha Damon, Black Wolf Pack...’
lt;pgt;“Why is your pack is called black wolf? Are all your wolves black?” Selena tilted her head to the side as
she asked Damon in curiosity. He chuckled in return.
lt;pgt;“Yes, my dear Que...hmm...Selena” Selena smiled, appreciating his consideration. She turned to Zaden
and he leaned down a bit, bringing his ears closer to her
lt;pgt;“Zaden, I know all of them...” she said amused.
lt;pgt;“Yes, baby girl. They are your pack and had accepted you as their alpha. Alpha knows their pack in and
out, like the back of their hand.” Selena raised her eyebrow, again amused. Zaden is now embracing
her by her waist from her right and Orion, as usual on her left. All the leaders greeted them warmly and
all of them knew Alpha Zaden Black from Mountain Manuka very well. After some initial ice-breaking
conversation, they all sat down at the table, waiting for Selena to begin, who is standing at the end.
She felt weird being the center of attraction and agitated. Her eye panned from one face to another.
Sensing her, Zaden stood up from his seat and paced to Selena. He grabbed her waist and guided her
slightly away from all before leaning to her ears.
lt;pgt;“Alphas don't get nervous, Selena...you are born in a superior bloodline. Relax and breath, it will come
naturally to you...” he straightened back before caressing her cheek
lt;pgt;“Ok?” he asked with a cocked eyebrow and she nodded. He kissed her forehead before walking back
to his seat. Selena came back to stand at the end of the table.lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;“First of all, thank you for being here in regard to my request. I appreciate your cooperation. I am in a
situation where I have to take over papa but I am fairly new to the whole werewolf life, per se. If
anything I say or do that is offensive, please, bare with me” she crossed her finger and they all
chuckled at her gesture. She resumes after a pause
lt;pgt;“From my understanding, Samrat Kingdom is a fuse of 13packs?” she looked at Maximus for
lt;pgt;“11, my dear. 2 are rogues and they are either dead or ran away after Epsilon's death” he said and
lt;pgt;“11 packs then. When papa left, it was only 5 fused packs and I have no idea how he or Epsilon did
that. Some of you might have been forced or threatened or extra extra extra. So, if this have to work,
we have to be on the same page, with your own willpower.” All of them listened carefully to her. Selena
trailed her eyes to Zaden, who had sprawled back into his chair in a relaxed manner with his thumb
under his chin and knuckles in front of his mouth. When their eyes collided, he gave her a kiss, hidden
from behind his knuckles. Some members caught his act and smirked, effectively embarrassing her.
Selena gasped before looking down and rubbing her hand behind her neck. She exhaled and
lt;pgt;“As I was saying...what was I saying?” she started mumbling because her mind went blank.
lt;pgt;“The same page with will power” Xavier pitched in
lt;pgt;“Ah, same page with willpower. Aiming for that, I am giving all packs an option” both her hands are now
on the edge of the table in linear line. She is emitting an aura of dominance, the same as Ozrain only
she doesn't realize that.lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;“You are given 24 hours to decide whether you and your pack would like to be remained fused in to
Samrat or not.” They all stiffened.
lt;pgt;“I don't want anyone being forced to stay with us. There is a lot of aspects to consider. Your income,
your effort in building this island, children's future, education, infrastructure, and so on. I cannot stress
enough how important it is to discuss with all your pack members. So, please... when you agree to this
tomorrow at 5 pm, do it wholeheartedly and no going back and forth. If you don't, no offense taken. So,
that's all, thank you...” a low murmur echoed through the room as Selena glared down at Zaden. She
walked to him
lt;pgt;“I should forbid Alpha Zaden Black from entering this room again...” she said with a smirk and he
chuckled. She is now leaning by her butt on the table, next to Zaden on his chair. The rest of the
leader's pack was sitting close by
lt;pgt;“What are you planning to do?” Orion asked. She nodded gently
lt;pgt;“I have an idea. Let’s see how it works tomorrow” she said low, hesitation is quite visible
lt;pgt;“Are you going to leave Mount Manuka?” Makeala asked and instantly they all turned solemn. Instead
of answering her, Selena's eye gazed deep into Zaden's and he did the same. After a while, he stirred
before pulling Selena by her wrist and made her sit on his lap, facing others.
lt;pgt;“She is the one who asked the question. Why are you looking at me as if you are going to eat me
alive?” he pointed at Makeala.
lt;pgt;“That's because my decision greatly depends on yours and clearly, you are not sure too” she looked
over her shoulder and Zaden rolled his eye. They sat there discussing the possibilities for a bit more
longer, not realizing how time flies away. Most of the suggestion put on the table was on how to move
Mountain Manuka pack into the island, which doesn't sit quite nicely with Selena. She didn't respond to
any, thou. Thousand and one questions running through her mind.lt;/pgt;