Her Cold-Hearted Alpha Chapter 123 by desirenovel
This was not supposed to happen . I held Raven tightly as she trembled , struggling t o hold her tears back . ” Damon … ” I said softly . He looked at me . I had never seen him look more torn . Confusion , want and guilt all surrounded him .
I knew he wanted to comfort Raven , yet at the same time , he felt guilty towards Liam . I had never seen them ever argue like this . They were like brothers in every way . Seeing Liam this towards Damon completely shook angry me up .
” I don’t know what to do … ” He whispered . He moved forward , reaching for Raven . ” Liam …
” She whispered , her head buried i n my shoulder . I saw the hurt flash in Damon’s eyes as he backed away . She didn’t mean it like that … But before ! could even speak , Damon had run off . I closed my eyes , feeling confused .
” Luna Kiara . ” I turned to see one of Dad’s warriors approaching me . ” What is it ? ” I asked . ” Alpha Scarlett is in labour .
” My eyes flew open , my heart pounding . I needed to get to Mum instantly ! I looked a t Raven , who wiped her tears and pulled away . ” 1 ” You should go … ” Raven , what about- ” ” I’m ok . Do you think I’m going to cry over some men ?
I just had something in m y eye … ” She tried lamely to make an excuse . ” I’ll come to check on you later …
He didn’t reject you . Things will be ok . ” I said firmly . I believe they would too … Why couldn’t they see how lucky they were to have a mate who was by their side ? Life is too short to let the moments pass you by .
She nodded , giving me a smile . I turned and ran towards the hospital .
” Careful Luna ! ” The warrior said . I didn’t reply , in too much of a hurry to get to Mom . We weren’t sure how things would go , considering how the baby had been transferred .
The pregnancy had also been very draining on Mom despite her quick healing . Two hours later , Liam and I were both pacing the hall . He had returned , but could feel his emotions rolling off of him .
I had been by Mom’s side until my own little one was getting agitated and Dad told me to go take a break . But I was not able to as I paced the otherwise empty halls . 11 ” Liam … ” Don’t Kiara … ” He said , his voice strained . ” Liam … Don’t hurt her-
” ” Look , I’ve not asked for anything in life … but the one thing I prayed for … I … ” He sat down , resting his head in his hands . ” Do you know how lucky you are that your mate is here , alive and able to hold you in her arms ?
” I whispered . My heart was aching as I thought of my beloved . We spoke quietly , making sure no one could hear us . ” You don’t get it ? Tell me , Kia , could you share Alejandro ? ” He asked , looking me dead in the eyes .
My stomach twisted at the very thought o f someone else touching my mate .
” Can you imagine Alejandro loving another woman as much as he loves you ? ” The thought tugged at my heart and I realised I was in no position to speak , when I myself couldn’t even bear to be in Liam’s position .
” Exactly my point … ” He whispered . I sat next to him , placing my head on his shoulder .
I wished I could help him , help Raven , help Damon … But this was something they would have to figure out on their own . ” Just … don’t run from it all . The three of you need to figure this out …
I know that in the rare cases of being blessed with more than one mate , it is usually brothers who are given two mates … But for Selene to bless you and Damon with the same means that she too sees you both as ” brothers .
I believe you can make this work . 11 He didn’t respond . We simply sat there , side by side , until the sound of a baby crying reached our ears . We both stood u p , my heart hammering as we rushed to the door . ” Can we come in ?
” Liam asked . ” Yeah . ” Dad replied . We entered to see Dad wiping Mom’s sweaty hair off her face as he kissed her forehead tenderly . The nurse passed Mom the baby , allowing her to slip her under the sheet to rest her against her chest .
Before leaving us for a moment . ” It’s a girl . ” Mom said tiredly , but despite that , she was smiling . Her eyes were shining with unshed tears . I smiled softly , going over to look at her . Her mop of black hair reminded me of Auntie’s .
I looked down at her , my heart warmed as she looked at me with her large doe eyes and those gorgeous long lashes as she yawned . ” She’s absolutely gorgeous . ” I whispered , stroking her cheek . ” Any names ? ” Liam asked quietly .
He was hiding his emotions perfectly . ” Azura Rayne . ” Mom said softly , kissing the baby’s head tenderly .
” It’s pretty and perfect . ” I said , taking a seat on the edge of the bed . We fell silent as we all remembered Aunty Indigo . After so many years , she had been blessed with a child , but she didn’t live long enough to see her …
I just hoped that she was looking down at us and was proud of her little angel . ” She’s tiny . ” Liam whispered , taking her tiny hand in his . She curled her fingers around his finger and I smiled . We would take care of her no matter what .
” How are you feeling , Mom ? ” I asked as Dad sat next to Mom and wrapped his arms around her .
” Tired but good . It seemed harder this time around . ” She said , with a small chuckle .
” Yeah , I , did not like seeing you like that again … ” Dad said , frowning slightly . ” For Indy … ” Mom said . ” I’m going to treat my little girl like a queen and raise her to be one , just like her elder sister . ” I smiled and Dad chuckled .
” I really am surrounded by Alpha females . ” Get used to it . ” Liam said quietly , with a wry smile . ” So no luck with a mate ? ” Mom asked , looking at him with a hopeful look . ” No. No luck .
” Liam said smoothly , making a stab of pain go through me , my heart skipping a beat . Mom looked disappointed , and I had a feeling she had wanted it to be Raven . ” Well … You’re a male , it’s common not to find your mate so soon . ” She said confidently .
” Oh , and what about Damon and Raven ? ” Dad asked nonchalantly . ” I don’t know , we ended up coming here .
” Liam said with a shrug . My heart was thudding as he gave me a look , his blue eyes piercing into mine .
Mom looked between us . ” You don’t know if either found their ” mate ? ” She asked , raising a perfect brow .
I shook my head , feeling guilt twisting inside of me . There was a small knock on the door to my relief , and the nurse that had left re – entered . ” Mind if I do a few checks and then you can feed her , Luna ? ” Mom nodded and I stood up . ” We’ll head out .
” I said , placing my hand on Moms and letting my healing flow through her . I saw her relax and knew that despite her fast healing , this birth had taken a lot out of her . ” Thank you , Kia . ” She said gently .
” Anytime , Mom . ” I said , before Liam and I left together . I looked around the hall and pulled Liam aside . ” Why did you lie ? ” I asked . ” They don’t need to know . ” He said quietly . ” Liam … What are you planning ?
” ” I’m not- ” He stopped talking , pulling m e further back . I was about to speak when I realised why he had paused .
… Luna . It’s still weird … ” ” Shush ! If you’re heard ! ” Another nurse hissed .
” All I’m saying is , we are going to have a child born of magic in this very pack . A freak- ” Liam stepped out , his eyes flashing as the nurse who was carrying Azura froze . My own anger was rolling off me at her words . The other woman quickly took the baby from her as both lowered their heads . ” Sorry Alpha … “
” If anyone talks about my baby sister like that , I swear you will get punished for it . If you don’t spread such words , no one will think much of it . ” Liam said quietly . ” Y – yes Alpha . ” ” Take her back to Mom now . ” He commanded .
The woman hurried away and the one who had spoken looked at him in fear . ” Come to Dad’s office in the morning , I’m sure he’ll have the perfect punishment for insulting our little princess . ” He snapped . ” Yes Alpha , I’m sorry .
” She looked terrified . Liam didn’t reply as he walked off , but not so fast that I couldn’t keep up . I was still i n my gown but I wanted to go to Raven . ” Liam … what ” ” Please Kia , stop it . I’m just going to pretend none of this happened .
” ” You can’t deny the mate bond . Even Alejandro couldn’t . ” I whispered as we stepped out into the cool night .
” He fell in love with you before the mate bond snapped into place , Kia . On top of that , it was a totally different situation ! ” H e said softly , despite the frustration in his voice . ” Look , you’re pregnant , you don’t need any more stress in your life .
He caressed my cheek , giving me a small smile . ” So , that’s your way of saying mind your own business ? ” I asked , feeling hurt . ” No. All I’m saying is I’m leaving for my Alpha training soon . Alone .
” I froze , Alphas who had found their mates were allowed to take them with them … The dorms they lived in regardless of what city they were in , provided for couples too . I understood that his situation was different , but … he could be gone for almost three years , and something told me he wouldn’t even come home for the summer holidays … ” You’re running away ,
” Liam . ” Then shall I reject her ? ” He asked so quietly that I just about heard him .. I felt his pain as my own heart ached at those words . ” No … ” I said , feeling torn . ” Liam . ” Damon said . Liam sighed deeply , ” Don’t want to talk to you right now , Damon .
” Alright , take your time man , just don’t shut her out . ” ” Don’t tell me what to do . Besides , I was just mentioning this to Kiara , I’m leaving for my Alpha training soon . I want to ask you one favour .
” Liam said , looking at Damon . Both were tall . Liam was taller by two inches and he had a slightly bigger build , but both were muscular . ” What is it ? ” Damon asked . ” Don’t mention anything about me being mated to her , I’d appreciate it .
If that stays between the four of us I’d prefer it . A s for the rest , do whatever . ” Liam said . I could sense his agonising pain , despite how calm he was acting .
Damon looked stunned . He frowned . ” Liam , think it over , calmly- ” ” Just do as I said . ” Liam cut in , turning V away . ” Fine … ” ” Make sure you tell her that too . ” He said , not directing that at either of us .
It hurt to know he couldn’t even say her name any more . He walked off into the darkness and I looked at Damon . Illuminated by the hospital lights , I could see his conflicted expression . ” What are you going to do ? ” I asked .
Liam’s words had disturbed me , I could see the toll this would have on Raven . He sighed . ” Sleep on it . I don’t know what to do … Liam is like a brother .. I don’t think I can just be happy knowing he isn’t but then , I can’t ignore Raven either .
Lately , over the last few months , I’ve fallen for her . ” He said quietly . I smiled gently .
Suddenly , in all of this , I felt that they truly could make it work . Damon was patient , calm and caring . Liam was stubborn , gentle and avoided trouble . Then there was Raven , the spark who would ignite them both .
I was positive they would figure this out . No matter how hard it would be to get there . ” So shall I take you home ? ” Damon asked . ” No , I want to go to Raven . ” I stated . ” She’s at the playground .
My Queen . ” He replied , offering me his arm . ” Oops , I didn’t mean to sound so bossy . ” I apologised sheepishly . He chuckled lightly . ” Not at all .
“ I took his arm , letting him lead me in the darkness towards the playground . I smiled sadly . Despite not going to her , he had kept an eye out for her . The playground was somewhere Raven often ran off to after she got in trouble or wanted an escape from home . Growing up , she was a naughty child who was always pranking , and I would be lying if I said she didn’t ask for trouble .
She was a magnet to mischief and when we were younger , the little demon as most called her , was always in the midst of anything going on , and now it seemed even Selene wanted to give her more trouble . ” Thanks .
” I said to Damon , hearing the creak of the swing in the darkness ahead . ” No problem . ” He whispered , letting go of me and retreating . I made my way forward , now using my abilities to light my way .
The swing stopped moving and I saw Raven sitting on one . ” I heard the baby is born , Uncle El announced it . Congrats ! ” She said smiling . I looked at her , realising she was always grinning or smiling and it was rare for her to show her true emotions . Deep down , I wondered how often she had pretended to be ok , when she wasn’t .
She had always protected me , always taken care of me , and she had always been smiling , just like now . ” Azura Rayne . Stunning name too ! ” She piped in . I sat down on the swing next to her . Oh , Goddess , this was so hard !
I looked hilarious as I held my belly , my legs parted slightly . I kept my aura around me so I could see her expression . ” It is a beautiful name . ” I agreed . ” How is he ? ” She whispered after a moment , her smile faltering . ” Confused .
” I said , not knowing what else to say and I couldn’t bring myself to lie either . ” And Damon ? ” She asked . ” Even he’s ” 1 avoiding me . ” ” He isn’t , they are best friends . Of course this has thrown them off , ” ” I get that .
” She said , looking down as she swung slowly on the swing . Both of us fell silent , looking up at the moon . ” Did he say anything ? ” She asked after a moment . ” He said to keep it quiet for now …
I mean , they did say ‘ mate ‘ at the ball , but I guess everyone was pretty busy in their own business . But yeah , he hasn’t told Mom and Dad yet . ” I replied , hoping she didn’t take it the wrong way .
” Mm , that makes sense . Besides Azura’s just arrived , I’m sure everyone is going to be going crazy to see our new little Alpha princess .
” I reached over , took her hand and let my aura fade away . Giving her the privacy to drop her act if she wanted . ” Things will work out . I know it .
I ” Thank you . ” She replied softly as she tangled her fingers with mine . We sat there silently and it felt like we were kids again for a moment . I hoped one day they would get their happily ever after … and I hoped I got mine too . I miss you , my love .