SEARCHING FOR A MATE - Season 2 Episode 45
My Little Bunny seemed to be happy with the newest development. That was good, as long as she kept herself safe from now on it would continue to be great. And telling Mom and Samuel about the baby went really well. I know it was a bit too soon, but miscarriages aren’t common among wolves so we didn’t really have much to worry about anyway. I was just happy to continue making my Little Bunny happy.
There was one thing I was not looking forward to though. And that was telling the rest of her family, specifically my beta. I had a feeling Noah was going to be very mad at me. Nonetheless I still made plans to see them with her the next day. I still had five days until the vampire showed up, and it was still exactly three weeks until the wedding so I was not pressed for time.
David, with his new mate Otsana and the newly assimilated Jackson McIan were still investigating until we found where Edmond was hiding. I just hoped the kids were not being treated like Trinity had when she was with the Warlocks. They were all so young that they would not be able to handle even a fraction of what she did.
We decided it would be best to invite everyone over to our place for the big secret reveal. Carter was due in the morning to give a report anyway so he would already be here. The rest of her family came right after lunch having opted to join us after we had all eaten.
Things were going good. Everyone was catching up with Carter as he had been leaving town a lot due to his missions as a scout. Her Aunt and Uncle were happy to see him again. I noticed that Carter still looked slightly depressed about something though. I would have to talk to Trinity about that later.
Everyone was happily talking about the wedding, and Nikki’s pregnancy. All the changes that were coming for their family. It was nice to see such a close, happy family spending time together like this. I had mom back now, but for so long I had no one to spend time with like this. Yes I had my Great Uncle and cousin still in this pack. But my aunt and uncle had been among those killed in the same ambush that my father had died in. The same for my cousin Riley’s father. A lot of my family had died that day. And we all found out how my Great Uncle had raised my cousin to be. I literally had no one left really. Finding Trinity was actually the best thing that ever happened to me.
We spent a good amount of time discussing the plans for our wedding. Trinity and Nikki gushed about the flowers that they had chosen and the color themes. I didn’t really get it but it made me happy to see her smiling so much. The talk finally moved on to the topic of our honeymoon. Everyone clearly expected us to have one, and I had already been planning something special for my little mate, dreaming of something secluded and romantic.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea right now.” My Little bunny shattered my dreams in one go.
“What? Why?” NIkki asked her in shock, asking exactly what I planned on asking.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea to go until things are settled. I wouldn’t feel right going until the children are all home.” Her voice was sincere.
“Are you sure, Trinity? You deserve to have a special time all for you.”
“I’m sure Reece. We can always go somewhere when this is all over, Then I won’t feel so guilty getting away.”
“You truly are a worthy Luna.” Eve said. “You put the pack ahead of yourself, that shows that you care about the pack.”
“I’m proud of you Trinity.” Wesley said.
“You have a good point.” Carter told her.
“Very good, Trinity. I’m happy to follow you and Reece in this pack.” Noah said with his voice full of emotions.
After a little while longer, the conversation lulled and Nikki brought up what I was dreading.
“So, what was the whole reason you all called us over? Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to have time with all of us together, but there was something else, wasn’t there?”
“Yes, there was.” Little Bunny turned to look at me with a smile. I took her hand and squeezed it gently. “We have something to give to you all.
I helped Trinity as she gathered all the gifts for her family. She had gotten onesies for the grandfathers, necklaces for the grandmothers, a necklace for the aunt, and keychains that proclaimed they were owned by proud uncles. They were asked not to open them until everyone had their gifts. Once all of them were handed out they all proceeded to open their gift bags.
I heard the shrieks of delight come from Eve and Nikki when they saw the items.
“Oh my Goddess, does this mean what I think it does?” Eve asked.
“Trinity, are you serious? Really? They’re going to be so close to each other.”
“My little girl?” Wesley cried out. Carter and Noah just stared at them in disbelief for a moment.
Noah recovered first and glared at me, his eyes full of a protective anger.
“You son of a bitch!” He snarled at me. “You told me that you hadn’t knocked her up.”
“And at the time, I hadn’t.” I tried to explain to him.
“Don’t give me that bullshit. You lied to me.” Noah rose to his feet still glaring at me.
“Calm down Noah.” Carter stood and grabbed Noah’s shoulder.
“Let go of me Carter.” Noah growled at him.
“No, Noah, you can’t do this.” Carter growled right back at him.
“Carter! She’s our baby cousin. She’s just a young girl. She’s too young for all this.”
“Noah!” Carter yelled at him. “You’re being too overprotective of her. She’s not a little girl anymore, she grew up just the same as we did.” Carter tried to help Noah see reason.
“Noah, Carter is right.” Nikki told him. “This is just your protective instincts kicking in because you’re going to be a dad yourself. You need to calm down and be happy for her.”
I turned to look at my Little Bunny and saw sadness filling her face.
“What’s the matter sweetheart?” I asked her, reaching out to hold her in my arms but she just slid away.
“Noah, are you that upset about it? You’re not happy for me at all?” Her voice trembled as she spoke, tears threatened in the sound of her voice and in the look of her eyes.
“Trinity.” Noah’s anger deflated immediately and was replaced with heartbreak. “Don’t cry Trinity. I’m sorry. I am happy for you if you’re happy. I just don’t want him to hurt you again.” Noah rushed over and hugged her loosely. “I’m really sorry.” He said again.
“He won’t hurt me anymore Noah. That’s why I want you to be happy for me.” Emotions were still filling her voices causing it to tremble even more.
“I will be. I am happy for you Trinity. I am always happy for you when you’re happy. I’m sorry I got mad. I just remembered how things used to be.”
“What does he mean, how things used to be?” Wesley asked.
“Yeah, I want to know too.” Carter backed up the question. My Little Bunny really hadn’t told anyone else.
“When we first began our relationship, I wasn’t always the nicest person to be around.”
“You were a dick to her.” Noah snapped at me.
“You’re right, I was. And you punched me in the face for that, remember.”
“Should have hit you harder.” He mumbled the same words that he had said before.
“But I learned my lesson, and I know that she is the love of my life. I will never treat her poorly again.”
“You’d better not.” Wesley said firmly.
“Or you’ll be dealing with all three of us.” Carter added.
“I’m glad you’re all here to back her up, but it won’t be necessary. I love her with all my heart and soul.”
“Well, I say we’ve all had enough excitement for today.” Eve tried to stop the arguing.
“Trinity, I am so happy for you. We will talk more about this later, but for now I think we should all head home.” Eve gave my mate a hug and started to drag the men away with Nikki’s help.
“I will see you all later, I love you.” My Little Bunny called after them with a look filled with love and sadness at the same time. I hugged her to me and held her close, letting her know how much I love her.
“I will always be here for you, Little Bunny. You know that don’t you?”
“I know.” She settled herself against me, letting me hold her more tightly.
That night, after everything calmed down and we were getting ready for bed, I had to deliver some heavy news to my mate.
“So, we have a visitor coming soon.”
“What kind of visitor?” She questioned me.
“The man who sent the vampire emissary to see me the other day.” She didn’t look happy.
“Is he a vampire as well?”
“Yes, he is.”
“Reece!” She snapped at me. “Wasn’t the last visit dangerous enough?”
“It won’t be like that this time. This man has been an ally of my family for centuries. He didn’t know I had a mate and sent his best tracker to visit me. But, as you saw, Octavius didn’t have the greatest of attitudes.”
“That’s an understatement.” She yelled at me.
“I know sweetheart. But Dietrich is different.”
“How do you know that he is different?”
“Well, for starters he’s been working with my family, me included, for a long time. And second, he’s the Vampire Emperor.”
“Reece!” She yelled my name again.
“Trinity, I promise things will not go the same way again.”
“You better make sure there are plenty of guards here.”
“I will, I promise. I will even call David back, though he won’t be too happy about that.”
“Why won’t he be happy?” She asked me.
“Oh, well, he found his mate recently.”
“WHAT!” She nearly shrieked the word. “When the hell did that happen?”
“Oh, um, the same day as the vampire attack.”
“And you weren’t going to tell me?”
“Hey, to be fair, there was even bigger news for us when I got back that night.” I smiled at her. “I just spaced it out when I found out I was going to be a dad. I honestly just remembered it again.”
“Who is his mate anyway?” She wondered.
“Oh, it’s Agent Otsana.”
‘The FBI agent?” She laughed at that. “Well, she’s definitely someone who can bring out the true warrior in him. She continued to laugh. “I’m happy for him, things are really looking up for the pack right now.”