King Elijah

She's sweet and innocent; He's a Dominant male and the Alpha King...Celeste Sampson is a 21-year-old college undergraduate who was rejected by her mate, Alpha Andrew of the crestfallen pack. After a visit home for Christmas, she decides to attend the ball held by King Elijah Black, the 28-year-old ruler of the whole Lycan species, she finds herself thrown into a different world and finds out that there is more to see and know behind the enchanted wall that hides them from the human eyes. Would she be loved? Would she be betrayed? Would she be used? Or would she stay when she finds out that King has too many dark secrets hidden behind the red door? Follow the journey of Celeste and Elijah in this story!

I am sitting in the library with my best friend, Anna, and a few of our Course-mates as we reverse on some topics for the last exam of the semester. I was silent, not altering a word, for my mind was occupied with the dream I had the last night. I wouldn’t exactly call it a dream; more like a memory mocking me. The words that broke my heart into a million pieces are still fresh and replaying like a broken record in my head.“You’re a psycho, Celeste; I can’t be mated to you. You’re fat and disgusting. You are not fit for a Luna.” “Andrew, wh-what are you sa-saying?” I asked my mate, my voice cracking and tears streaming from my eyes. I knew what was to come; he was going to reject me. The disgust and hatred he held for me were clearly shown in his eyes. “I, Andrew Walter, soon to be alpha of crest fall pack, reject you, Celeste Sampson as my mate and future Luna to the crest fall pack.”

My eyes glistered with tears, and my eyes sting from trying to keep them in. I took in a deep breath, blinking rapidly to keep the tears from falling. I looked to my left to where Anna was seated and saw her giving me a concerned look, I could tell she was about to ask me what was wrong, and I shook my head, telling her that I was okay. I know she didn’t believe me, but I was also glad that she didn’t push it. Instead of thinking of my ex-mate Andrew, I decided to focus my attention back on my studies.******************* When I got to my dorm later that evening, I collapsed down onto my bed and stared up at my ceiling. I reached for my phone that was in my bag and saw seven missed calls from my mother. “Shit,” I cussed under my breath. I shake my head, already knowing why she was calling.

My fingers gingerly hooked over mom’s name, and I quickly clicked on the call button before I had time to back out. Placing the phone to my ear, I listened to it ring and ring before she picked it up. “Hi, mom,” I breathe out. “How are you doing?” “Celeste!” Mom’s voice said loudly, making me take the phone from my ear before she damaged my eardrums. “I have been calling your phone for hours.” “I was busy with college, mom,” I tell her using my right hand to take my hair out of its bun.“Yeah, yeah.” She said. I could tell she was rolling her eye at what I said. “So, your dad and I were hoping if you could come home for Christmas this year,” Mom asked. She has been asking me every Christmas for the past three years to come home, but she knows I can’t. I close my eyes, using my hand to rub my temple. I couldn’t deal with this. “I can’t, mom,” I gritted out, trying my best not to lash out. She knows I couldn’t go back to crest fall, especially with Andrew being the new Alpha of my old pack.

After Andrew rejected me as his mate, I moved to New York after high school and tried to start a new life. I am currently in my last year at New York University and studying to become a psychologist. “Oh, come on, Celeste!” Mom shouted, “We haven’t seen you in three years; we miss you, sweetie.” I close my eyes tightly and puff out a breath. Andrew shouldn’t be the reason why I shouldn’t see my family. He moved on, and I should too.“Okay, I’ll be home this Christmas, mom.” I told her. I couldn’t let my jack ass of a mate ruin me, and plus, I had to accept his rejection to stop the pain feel whenever he fucks another female. I heard her gasp into the phone. “That’s wonderful, baby! See you in a week.” “Okay, mom,” I replied, a big smile forming on my face from her enthusiasm. “Love you, baby,” Mom said before I could reply; the call beeped, signaling that she had hung up. Slamming the phone on my bed. I got up and decided to run a little to blow off some steam. I put on my running gears and walked out of my dorm room, meeting Anna at the other side about to open the door. “Celeste, where are you going to?” She asked, looking confused. “I’m going for a run,” I told her by passing her; I was not in the mood to make conversations. I know I am a little bit hard on her, but I just can’t help it.

I walk around campus, making my way to the forest at the back of campus. I started jogging slowly when I came close to the woods; I looked around, extremely grateful that it was deserted. I like it more when it’s silent. I ran for about 10 minutes and decided to shift into my wolf form. It’s been a long time since I let her out. “Fuck” I said loudly as my bone reformed into its nature. My bones cracked loudly into the silent forest, and my senses highlighted. After shifting into my wolf form, I stretched and then started running. I took into a full sprint with my tongue hanging from my mouth. I ran for about 40 minutes and then stopped at the stream. I was about to take a drink from it when I heard a branch crack. I turned around, searching for the source of the noise but came up with nothing; then, I took a deep sniff of my surroundings and almost gagged from the terrible smell. Rouges.

I growled loudly, letting them know that I knew they were hiding behind the large trees. Three brown wolfs came out, their red eyes glaring at my green ones. I had two options, ‘Fight or Flight,’ and guess what? I choose to fly. I wasn’t stupid to stay and fight three dangerous wolves, knowing they would tear me to pieces within one minute. I turned around and ran as fast as I could, making my way back to my dorm. I let out a bark when one of the rouges bit my tail. That fucking hurt you motherfucker. I live in a human-populated area, and I have never encountered any rouges, and I have only ever met two lycans for the past three years living in New York. I ran around the forest and finally lost the wolves chasing me. I know these woods like the back of my hand and used that to my advantage. I stopped at where I shifted into my wolf and took a long sniff making sure there was no one there. I shifted into my human form, put on my gears, and went back to my dorm.

It’s been a week since the incident happened. I would have reported it if there was an Alpha around, but this area is filled with humans and a few lycans. The only way the rouge problem can be handled is if it was reported to the Alpha King, and I sure as hell know that I won’t be doing that. I am packing a few clothes for the trip to crest fall pack; my mom has already asked for a visit permit from her Alpha which, of course, is Andrew. My skin fills with goosebumps from the thoughts of seeing Andrew again. Although I have not cut ties with Crest fall pack, I do not feel like I am a member of the pack. No one ever liked me anyways because I was Fat and ugly.

Yes, I was a little bit chubby, but I was far from ugly. I have the perfect figure eight, and no one had to tell me that because I knew. I shoved some sweatpants in my already full suitcase and zipped it up, praying to the moon goddess that it didn’t pop. I signaled to Anna that I was ready since she would be driving me to the airport. We arrived at Delta Airlines and parked the car. We got out. I brought out my suitcase and placed it on the floor, drawing my coat closer to myself, protecting my body from the cold. I turned to Anna and smiled. “I’ll miss you,” I told her, hugging her. “I’ll miss you too Bitch” She whines like a child tightening her grip on me. “Okay, Okay, now get off me,” I told her, laughing a little. I got on the plane to Kansas and took my iPod out. I plugged in my earpiece and scrolled through my playlist. I clicked on Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi. I watched the flight attendant say the announcements that are usually made when the last passengers are boarding. “Ladies and gentlemen, the Captain has turned on the Fasten Seat Belt sign. If you haven’t already done so, please stow your carry-on luggage undern.” I rested my head and increased the volume of the music, drowning everyone and everything around me. This is going to be one hell of a fucking long week.

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