"So what have you decided?" Max asked me the second he entered my office.
I gritted my teeth. I hated his plan. I hated it with every fibre of my being. I have made promises to Ava. Promises that I will have to break to go through with the plan.
"You know it's the only way." He looked at me.
I know it. And it was the best way too. The rest were too dangerous. But this will hurt Ava in a totally different manner, it will hurt her in ways he won't even be able to fathom. It can even break her. I'm not sure how strong she is. I know her wolf has given her immense strength. But she will have to push her wolf back in for this. She will have to look like an omega. Weak and helpless. Not the Alpha female she is slowly growing into. This can backtrack her growth as well.
"I won't do it." I told firmly, meeting his eyes head on.
"Talia will be going through the same thing. Something much,?much?worse." He narrowed his eyes at me.
"I said no." My voice was quiet but angry. I didn't like it when people questioned my decisions. My pack new it. No one question the Alpha.
But Max is not the part of my pack.
Regardless, he is my elder brother, for which, I respect him.
"Do not tell me to do something you would never do yourself,?Alpha." He mocked.
"I am not the same little brother you left behind, Maximilian. I will not tolerated disrespect." I growled, giving him a fair warning.
I am not the same little brother who used to follow him around the pack and used to wish to be like him in everything. I am my own person now. Strong and independent. I don't?need?him anymore.
"I left behind?" His voice rose. "Where were you when the entire fucking pack disrespected me? Because as far as I know, a?little brother?would have backed me up."
"What could have I done?" My hands slammed against the desk as I stood up from my seat in anger. "If I had backed you up, maybe you would have become the Alpha. But of whom? Wolves who didn't like you?" I growled.
I remember the day like it was yesterday.
More rogues had joined us so we decided to officially become a pack. And we needed an Alpha. A strong one at that because the other packs would surely not go easy on us.
The responsibility came on the Volkov family. Because it was mom who took everyone in and helped them. And even after she was gone, it was because of her goodwill that people came to us for help.
The strongest stepped up to become the Alpha. It included me, Max and a couple of others from the pack. It was a fight till death or submission.
Max and I remained till the last. We made a deal that whoever will loose shall show his neck and submit. Brothers will not kill brothers. That's not how mom raised us.
Max was older and stronger.
He won, I showed my neck.
But the pack opposed.
Vampire- Werewolf Peace Treaty was signed, no one would tolerate a
pack openly showed their resentment
at Volkov Corps. after that. He had left after
table, making it snap. "Why the fuck do you expect me to do this then? For a pack who doesn't like me?" He snarled, his eyes flashing red. "You know what? Fuck you, Nikolai!" He yelled. "You were always the spineless little bitch and you still are. I'm
him in the face, making
always. Tell me. Why the fuck is Adrik still alive and living like a goddamn king and you lead a pack
punched him again. "Shut up." I growled, my anger spiking
He knows nothing!
moved away from me. I turned
Preston is." He spat the blood on the floor. "I crashed his fucking mansion and killed all the fucking hundred something vampires by myself. And that's only because he tried to kidnap my
my throat and I lunged at him in blind fury, making both of
landed in the front yard, with me on top of
punched him. "You know nothing."
pushed me off him,
up and be a?man,?Nikolai." He snarled. "Get over your
into my wolf mid-air but landed on the ground. Max was on my
a good few feet away. He scraped against the rough ground before he hit
He grunted in pain.
goin—" Dimitri came running but paused when
blood that had dribbled out of his mouth
a snarl, he
of feet away, I lunged at him, my mouth ready to get a hold
snapped in the air. His hands landed on my shoulder as we fell on the ground with a thud and rolled on the ground, trying to gain an
my paw on his face, drawing blood. His eyes turned red, his
kicked me off him, making me fly back but I twisted
Ava looked worried as she took
glanced at them before looking at Max again. He needs to
might have won that fight. But it's been eight years since
my attack and then
touch me and ducked out of the way. I grabbed the back of his neck and slammed him in
hand, bringing me down with him but I punched him anyways. "I didn't attack Montana because there are innocents there."
us over and punched me hard, making me dizzy. "It's called being a pathetic little bitch." He landed another punch on my nose. I tried to block it but he held me down. "And if you want to do the right thing." He gritted, "then I will do the right thing by Talia." He landed another good punch.
head spun and I could feel blood rising up my
called cowardice." He snarled before landing
But I'm no coward.
me once again and twisted it