Chapter CHAPTER 63
lt;pgt;All 10 alphas placed their right hand over their heart and bowed, no words uttered but acceptance by
heart, Selena as their new alpha. A surge of energy greater than last night radiated from her moon
mark to her whole body. Her body feels hot and her skin tingles. Zaden was right, it is a power running
through her veins, almost intoxicating her; almost. Her body was emitting a silver sheen, like an ice
sculpture out of its cold storage. Her soul felt out of the body, it is now connecting with every single
wolf, every single part of the land and the mansion. The 10 packs actually live on their own territory
within the island. No wonder why this works when the nature of wolf is territorial. No territory, no alpha,
but there are 10 alphas there. So, there is 10 territory and they work is parts to defend the island
border. One pack doesn't interfere with another pack's border. Some territory practices their own edible
garden while others do poultry. They exchange in barter system when needed but sometimes, they
also buy from outside of the island. Very few jeeps are available compared to the number of people in
here. There is a stream of river in the middle of the island where kids from all the territory have
gathered up, playing together. Selena's mind could even see a possibly 8-year-old blonde boy giving
roses to another, possibly 8-year-old blonde girl and then, he stood there twisting his body shyly.
Selena let out a chuckle. She can see that Reimus is now, standing in front of his pack and explaining
to them their situation. They look upset and Selena frowned with a sigh. Further down her vision, a
young couple kissing behind a tree in the woods. Selena blushed as it reminded her of her own lover.
Her vision narrowing down, scanning through every single nook and cranny, observing everything until
it widened to the seashore and panned across the horizon, where the bright orangy yellow sun stood
mighty, reminding how humble the being under it. Selena holds that vision for a few seconds,
breathtaking it is. She returned to the mansion and without her control, her vision landed on a room
below the mansion. Bars after bars where filthy-looking men are bound. She panned from one cell to
another cell and doesn't like what she sees. Finally, freezing in front of a cell that is far more luxurious
than the rest, with a bed, cuffs around all 4 edges and many weird-looking apparatuses hanging on the
wall. She could only identify one of them, a whip. She snapped back to reality and the first thing shelt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;sees is all the Mountain Manuka pack members standing really, really close to her. She jerked back in
lt;pgt;“Oh, my good lord!!! Personal space, please” she huffed out and all the others retaliate to their seats
with some clearing their throat. Selena took a moment to pull herself back and exhaled out before she
looked up at the alphas.
lt;pgt;“Why is there a bed and cuffs and stuffs in your dungeon?” Zaden and her Mountain Manuka pack
frowned, not comprehending what she is saying. Theodore hesitated and flustered.
lt;pgt;“Well...it's for Epsilon” he finally was able to compose a sentence even if it doesn't explain anything to
lt;pgt;“Why, does he sleep there? He doesn't have a bed here in the mansion?” Zaden questioned.
lt;pgt;“He does...he does... but he also has a bad habit...” Theodore paused again and earned a cocked
eyebrow from Selena. He sighed out
lt;pgt;“He likes to... rape she-wolfs and sometimes even human women in that dungeon. He has a vicious
taste in sex” Rowana, a female alpha just like Selena explained. Selena gasped in horror as her eyes
widened. Zaden already stands up from his chair and heading towards her. It was clear in all 10 alphas
faces how embarrassed they are with the facts behind the bed in dungeon.
lt;pgt;“And...and all the apparatus on the wall?” she asked, still horrified. Zaden reached her, pulled her up by
her arm and embraced her. He started whispering in her ears and all the other werewolves in there,
tried so hard to mute down their hearing.
lt;pgt;“Those are the things he must have use on the she-wolf under his control” he said to her earslt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;“Don't be silly. There were spiky rods, Zaden” Selena is now looking up at Zaden and he gazed back at
her, partially hoping she would understand. She glared back at him for seconds, hoping he would deny
what he just said or have a logical answer to her question, but he didn't budge. Her eye widened and
her palm slowly raised to her mouth, sealing them from horror. Her head snapped to the other alphas.
lt;pgt;“Why the hell would someone do that to a woman? No no no!!! Why the hell didn't you guys do
something to stop him?”
lt;pgt;They remained silent.
lt;pgt;“That's their alpha, baby girl. How are they supposed to go against him?” Zaden exclaimed.
lt;pgt;“But that's not fair, can't you stand up to him when you know, obviously, he is cruel? I mean, we would
tell you if you were being cruel!!!” she is venting to Zaden
lt;pgt;“Because...he gives you that option. Other alphas don't do that. Pack members would be facing terrible
punishments if they stand up to their alpha” Theodore pitched in, grabbing Selena's attention. She
looked back at Zaden when he was done, with a raised eyebrow like ‘is it true' and he nodded gently as
if indicating ‘yes’. She just realized how linear he had been to his pack members and how super flexible
he has been to her, tolerating all her little sarcasm and misbehaviors. No wonder why Makeala was so
agitated the day she made them all kneel down in the pit.
lt;pgt;“By the way, Luna is not bound to these rules. You are encouraged- no erase that- compulsory to stand
up to your alpha when he goes out of line” he again, whispered to her ears.
lt;pgt;“I guess Queen Aira didn't get the memo, then” Selena said it a bit louder and they all chuckled.
lt;pgt;“Moving on...” she pushed Zaden off her with both her palms on his chest and he pouted his lips,
gesturing an invisible- contactless kiss to her. Added a smirk before turning and walking back to his
seat. That devilish smirk and piercing eyes with thousands of hidden messages never fail to trigger her.lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;Selena followed him like a kitten to sit at the other end, closer to the alphas, closer to her alpha. He
kept that smirk, still gazing into her eye. She sat there fiddling with her hair between her fingers and
chin in her palm, still admiring Zaden. The other in the table exchanged an unsure look, whether to
wake them up from their trans or just let it be and walk out of here? Zaden stretched his arms under the
table and pinched her thighs.
lt;pgt;“Ouch!!!” She flinched back, straightening her back, effectively knocking her out of her trans. She
looked around to see everyone's eye on her. A tingle crept up her cheeks as she blushed terribly.
Pretending nothing had happened, she cleared her throat and resumed the meeting.
lt;pgt;“Next in agenda!!! I am technically your Queen and Zaden is your King, correct?” they all nodded
lt;pgt;“So, I am your alpha and Luna to Mountain Manuka pack, correct?” they all nodded with a frown except
for Zaden who is casual at the moment. He knows where this is going as they have discussed the
lt;pgt;“ Obviously, Mountain Manuka pack is considering joining us here, it shouldn't be a problem. The
opportunity for them to grow and excel is much much brighter here. But...when I left, we had poachers
and rogues invading those mountains, probably initiated by Epsilon but they have come to a habit of
hunting in those mountains...” she paused and observed their reaction. They are still frowning and
listening to her.
lt;pgt;“As far as I understand, I have the ability to listen and control those animals” Selena is now looking at
Orion and he nodded
lt;pgt;“Those abilities have no or minimal use here” Her eye hasn't moved away from Orion and he nodded
lt;pgt;“What is the purpose of having an ability if I can't use them?” Orion is now irritated.lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;“Where are you going with this?” he asked Selena
lt;pgt;“Well, after a lot of thinking, WE have come to a solution. I would be placing a werewolf that would
even die for me, here, on my behalf and I will be in Mountain Manuka” Selena pointed at Zaden and
herself, but her eye still on Orion. Everyone in the pack became restless.
lt;pgt;“What if he is also like Epsilon? How can we trust anyone else but a Samrat to do any good to us?”
lt;pgt;“I understand your concern but Epsilon was not chosen by Ozrain. He left the pack with Queen Aira
and never revisited his pack. If he had, Queen Aira would have been in charge and you all wouldn't
have to face Epsilon, am I right?” everyone nodded as she made sense.
lt;pgt;“Likewise, I would still be in charge of major decisions. We will form a way to connect where all the 11
alphas would be able to contact me and vice versa, anytime we wish. Unlike the previous King, you
have the liberty to talk to me about my alpha and I will face it personally.” Selena's eye panned from the
other alphas to Orion and he is feeling uncomfortable now. He slightly leaned his head back
lt;pgt;“Wait, why the fuck are you looking at me like that for?” his eyes are wide in fear and a smirk carved
lt;pgt;“Orion....” Zaden pitched in.
lt;pgt;“No, why is she looking at me like that ?” Orion is getting more and more flustered.
lt;pgt;“Listen” Selena put her hand up and he is not calming down
lt;pgt;“You are sending me away? How can you do that? I am your beta!!!” he is venting at Zaden
lt;pgt;“She made me sell you, I was cornered” Zaden has his hand in the air now, defensive.lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;“She can't even buy an ice cream on her own and needs me to buy that for her. Where the hell did she
get the money to buy me?” Selena cleared her throat. She rubbed her neck with her palm and now
looking at her knees.
lt;pgt;‘I assume you would have heard us last night...’ Zaden mind-linked Orion personally
lt;pgt;“Oh my god!!! “ Orion exclaimed aloud as he threw his hands up wide in the air.
lt;pgt;“I can't believe you sold me to this little brat for sex!!!” every alpha of Samrat pack laughed out loud at
lt;pgt;“A little correction- amazing sex...” Zaden said low. Selena glared at him before running her palm
through her face in frustration
lt;pgt;“Would you two please stop it!!!” she snapped at both of them
lt;pgt;“Orion, think about it. Those who want to further their studies in Mountain Manuka can do that under
your care, we can continue to develop Mountain Manuka and we will be there to protect the animals
too” Selena was counting her fingers when she lined out her reasons
lt;pgt;“And...you get to stay away from all the sex noises” Makeala added, earning a glare from Selena
lt;pgt;“Orion, please...There is no one whom I would trust and better for this job than you...” she grabbed his
arms and her eye is pleading with him. Unknowingly, his love for her made him melt.
lt;pgt;“Fine!!! “ he spat those words out and Selena clapped her hand, cheering for him. So did all of them.
Selena was satisfied that they all had accepted him. Now, she can return to Mountain Manuka with
peace of mind.lt;/pgt;