Chapter 123: Serena and Carson Talk
Carson dropped by the hospital during one of Serena‘s shifts. She hadn‘t had the chance to talk to him about her new relationship with Logan yet. At first, it had just been so new and different, then she wasn‘t sure how to tell him without hurting his feelings.
It wasn‘t like she and Carson had been dating or in any kind of actual relationship. Serena knew he had wanted more, though, and she hoped he wouldn‘t hold it against her.
“Serena, how are you doing?” Carson asked, walking right up to the nurse‘s station Serena smiled at him, setting her medical charts down. “I’m good,” she said, unable to hide her bright smile. She‘d been doing that a lot since Logan had started taking her on dates and spending family time with the kids. “You look really good,” Carson commented, grinning at her. Serena blushed and looked down. “Are you here for a medical reason?” she asked. “Actually, yes,” Carson admitted. He held up his wrist. “I think I sprained it or
something.” “Alright, I‘m free now,” Serena said. “Let‘s take a look.” Serena grabbed Carson‘s medical file from the cabinet behind the nurse‘s station. She motioned for Carson to follow her into one of the exam rooms. Serena patted the table so he would sit on it. “You need me to sit on the table to look at my wrist?” Carson asked playfully. Serena rolled her eyes. “I think it would be more comfortable for you to sit,” she said. “But if you want to stand, I won‘t stop you.” Carson chuckled, but he sat down on the exam table.
“What did you do?” Serena asked, opening his file to a fresh page. “Just wrangling some of the rogues,” Carson said with a casual shrug. “How‘s that going?” she asked. “I didn‘t know you were so concerned with the inner pack workings,” Carson countered.
Serena bit her lower lip. She had been inquiring more about the pack politics and the way things worked in Night Sky because there was the potential for her to become Luna one day. She realized she‘d slipped with Carson. Shrugging, Serena thought fast for an answer.
Serena turned around quickly, cheeks flushed. She felt embarrassed, wondering if it was that obvious to everyone. “Yea, actually,” she said. Carson grinned. “He told me that the two of you were…seeing each other,” Carson admitted. Serena sighed with relief. “Oh, I didn‘t know,” she said. “I was just thinking about how to tell you.” She giggled nervously. Carson chuckled. “Don‘t worry about it, Serena. I know that you and Logan have had some kind of tension brewing since you got here,” he said. “Honestly, I only thought I had a shot because he was with someone else.” Serena bit her lower lip and looked away. “I had a really great time with you,” she said. “I don‘t want you to think I didn‘t. I don‘t want you to think that I led you on or anything.” “What?” Carson asked. He hopped off the table and put a hand on Serena‘s shoulder. “I would never think that. You were always straight with me. I didn‘t have any unrealistic expectations. Besides, I want you to be happy, and I want Logan to be happy.” “You‘re a good man, Carson,” Serena said. “Someday, you‘ll make a lucky female incredibly happy.” Carson grinned at her, shaking his head. “You‘re sweet,” he told her. “If Logan does anything to take you for granted or upset you, let me know and I will take care of it.” “Thanks, Carson,” Serena said. “Actually, I could use your help with something. I asked about the rogues because I‘ve been wrestling with the fact that I could become Luna someday.” “Wrestling?” Carson asked with a chuckle. Serena closed his medical folder and tucked it under her arm. “I want to get to know the pack better,” she said. “But I don‘t want Logan to think that I‘m uncomfortable or that I‘m trying to rush things.” “You don‘t think he‘d be happy to know that you‘re considering what it means to be Luna?” Carson asked. Serena shrugged. “I honestly don‘t know,” she said. “We agreed to take things slow, and I don‘t want him to think I‘m making assumptions.” Carson chuckled again. He rolled his eyes at her. “Serena, Logan would be over the moon to know you‘re considering that future,” Carson said. “If you want, I can help you get to know the pack members and some of the inner workings.”
Chapter 123 Serena and Carson Talk
“I really would like that,” Serena said. “Alright, when is your next day off?” Carson asked. “Tomorrow,” she said with a smile.
“My timing is great, then,” he said. Serena nodded and gave him his discharge form.
Serena returned to the nurse‘s station. She liked how easy Carson had made telling him the truth. She didn‘t even know why she expected anything different. Carson had always been light hearted and friendly. An easy–going guy.
It pained Serena to see him alone, because he was a really great guy! She felt bad about their relationship never progressing any further. At the same time, she was happy that he wanted to help her and remain friendly. Serena didn‘t want to make waves or cause tension between the Alpha and Beta.
She knew she‘d have to tell Logan that she was spending some time with Carson, otherwise he might get all jealous again. She spent the rest of the afternoon trying to figure out the best way to tell him without making it seem like she was hiding something.
She wasn‘t ready to come clean about her concerns about becoming Luna if that was where their relationship progressed. She also didn‘t want him to think she was doing anything romantic with Carson. He could get so jealous, though! Serena called Logan on her way home from work. “Hey you,” Logan said. “Hey, how‘s your day going?” she asked. “Working late, as usual,” Logan said with a grumble. Serena giggled lightly. “Um, so, I wanted to tell you this upfront so you don‘t lose your cool,” she said. “Wow, that is an ominous preface to whatever you‘re about to say,” Logan said seriously. “Well, I know how jealous you can get, and I just want to make sure you are over the phase, seeing as we are together now,” she said with a laugh. Logan sighed into the phone. “Alright, hit me with it,” he said. “I have the day off tomorrow, and Carson offered to help me out with something.” Serena said quickly. “Why can‘t I help?” Logan asked. “Because it is kind of something for you.” Serena said. She wanted to be as vague as possible, but give a good reason for Logan not to have the details. It wasn‘t a lie. She really was getting to know the pack for Logan‘s benefit, because if she became Luna, he‘d have to have confidence in her and she‘d have to have confidence in herself.