Wednesday Briefs – A Mother’s Wrath P2, (A Mother’s Ultimatum) (Short Scene)

wedbriefs badge large Hi Everyone Welcome to another Wednesday Briefs. As always, all comments are welcomed and please check out the other authors at the end of this post.

This is a short scene that follows on from last week.

Also, see the end of this bonus chapter to see how to request a scene about your favourite characters.


A Mother’s Wrath P2

Dee let out a shrill whistle along with a fierce wave of Alpha power.

Everyone froze then dropped to their knees. No one in the pack had ever known she was a powerful alpha in her own right. The only reason she wasn’t her mother’s heir was she hadn’t wanted to lead a pack on her own. The shifter council was full of old farts that still thought if a female was mated then the male was dominant and therefore in charge. It was why she had been so taken in by Steven’s promises. Only his name would be on the pack, but they would lead as equals. Well, she knew now it had all been a lie. She wasn’t going to hide anything from now on. She may be a pack Alpha, but she was an alpha and it was time she got the respect she deserved.

“I am ashamed of all of you. I have seen pups that are better behaved than you all put together. Do you hear yourselves? Who are you to say who someone should fall in love with? Who are you to decide who is right for someone…well, is no one going to answer me?”

The silence was deafening.

“No one?” there was a collective shuffling of feet, but still no one spoke. “Fine. It is nearly time for me to leave.” This caused a gasp to ripple through the staying side of the room. “Before my group and I leave however I have some information for you that I have just learnt. Alpha Steven has informed me that anyone accompanying me, Harry, and Freddy will be considered banished. That means that if you were to try and come back for any reason, even just to visit your family, you will be killed on sight.”

This time here was cries of dismay and anguish echoing in the room.

“Beth, you can’t go, I forbid it.”

Beth moved to the front of Dee’s group. Her glare for her mate held fire and contempt. “Hank, do you really think I’m staying in a pack that won’t accept my son?”

Hank frowned until his son Jerry moved forward holding the hand of Kevin. The love both young men had for each other was obvious, as was their sadness.

“Dad, we can’t stay here.” Jerry sounded close to tears. “I love you and you’ve been a brilliant dad to e, but I need Kevin and we aren’t safe here.”

The last part brought Hank’s head up sharply. “Safe? What do you mean you aren’t safe here?”

Dee wanted to know the answer too. She hoped the idea forming in her mind wasn’t true.

Jerry looked at Kevin and at his nod took a deep breath. “The teachers at school have lessons on pack history and mating. According to them, the old human customs of stoning is the best way to deal with deviant behaviour. When someone asked what deviant behaviour was the teacher listed the usual things like disobeying the alpha, putting the pack in danger, then he added being with someone the same gender as you. When asked why he just said it was against nature and mates were for procreating. Since two people the same gender couldn’t reproduce then they were putting the pack at risk of dying out and therefor deserved punishment. When Kevin and I realised we were falling in love I went to mum and she assured me she stilled loved me just as I was. Then when we heard Harry was leaving with his mum she and I decided to go with them. Kevin and his mum said the decision to join us was easy. Our mums said that anywhere their sons weren’t welcome wasn’t a place they wanted to be.”

Hank had tears in his eyes, and he turned to face his alpha. “Alpha, please tell me this isn’t true. Surely you aren’t going to banish my mate so I can’t even have a chance of getting my family to come home?”

Steven was looking between the two groups in the room. Dee knew he was trying to find a way to get himself out of the mess he was in, but she couldn’t see any way out unless he decided to suddenly accept his son and his chosen mate. Even if he did that Dee didn’t think many would trust him enough to stay.

Horns sounded from outside.

Dee clapped. “That’s our rides. All those coming please grab your essentials and make sure the rest of your things are in the pick-up points I gave you earlier.”

As Steven stood there sputtering people moved to pick up backpacks and shoulder bags.

“Wait,” Hank yelled. “I need to pack quickly, can you wait for me, please?”

Beth grinned at her mate and waved at an extra duffle bag she had at her feet. “I already packed for you. I knew you’d come to your senses.”

The family embraced and made their way out to the waiting cars.

As Dee made her way out behind her group she could hear the mutterings beginning. Most were along the lines of thinking about how long it would take to pack and would they still be welcome.

When Dee reached the door she turned one more time. “The invitation to transfer and follow your families will remain open. The pack scouts have been informed by my mother to take names of anyone asking entry and she will personally meet with you to make sure you know the pack rules before reuniting you with your family. There is no end date on this. Take your time and think about your decision. But I will say that my mother may accept you into the pack, however, your mates may not be so forgiving if you take too long.”

With one last smile, she headed out to join her son and begin her new life.



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Wednesday Briefs – A Mother’s Wrath P1 (Short Scene)

wedbriefs badge large Hi Everyone Welcome to another Wednesday Briefs. As always, all comments are welcomed and please check out the other authors at the end of this post.

This is a short scene that follows on from last week.

Also, see the end of this bonus chapter to see how to request a scene about your favourite characters.


A Mother’s Wrath P1

“If you touch my child, I promise you, death would be considered a prize in the world of pain I’ll create for you!” Dee shifted one hand into a clawed paw and pushed her now ex-bonded mate and Alpha into the wall.

Alpha Steven’s eyes went wide as he tried to backtrack.

“I didn’t mean I would harm him. I was just clarifying the rules in regard to banished members.”

Dee glared. “That is not what you said. You said if you ever saw his faggot ass in your territory again you’d have him killed on sight. “

Steven tried to nod his head. “That is the case for banished members. They aren’t allowed to return on pain of death.”

Dee gave him a sharp-toothed smile. “So, I can tell everyone that are joining me on the transfer to mum’s pack that their decision is permanent? Are you going to be the one to tell their mates that they won’t be able to grovel and get them to come home? Of course, when the men realise that fact, they will leave the pack too to be with their mates. Looks like my mum will be getting even more new members, and ones that will want to make a really good impression on her to appease their mates.” She patted Steven’s head with her free hand. “I’ll be sure to tell mum to send you a thank you for giving her so many useful pack members.” She dropped him to the floor and started holding up fingers. “Let’s see there Amanda, Philips mate, so mum will get a great seamstress and a carpenter. Then there’s the twins’ Gill and Jill, they’re mated to Daniel and Frankie. That gives me two bakers, an accountant and an electrician. There are many others but I find I am getting tired of looking at your face. Now shut up and get out. Harry and I only have a few more hours to get ready to leave. Mum is sending transport for all of us soon.”

She turned her back and headed for the bedroom door intent on getting her suitcase and meeting Harry in the pack meeting room along with the others that were leaving with them.

“Do not turn your back on me. I am the alpha of this pack and you will treat me as such.”

Dee rolled her eyes and ignored him. she really couldn’t remember what she ever saw in him. She’d been young and in love. Thinking back now she thought she may have been more in love with the idea of helping to set up a new pack from scratch.

Her mother had warned her there was something not right about Steven, but she’d known better. He was so sweet with her. He said all the right things. How they would lead the pack together as equals. How he didn’t subscribe to all the nonsense that there could only be one alpha.

She had happily taught him everything her mum had taught her. Computers, accounts, strategy, and much more.

She felt like an idiot. She’d fell for his lines hook line and sinker.

It had started as small things. She’d noticed that all letters to do with the pack name only addressed to Steven. He’d waved it off as the council’s fault for to allowing more than one alpha on the paperwork. When she fell pregnant he had insisted she rest rather than attend boring pack meetings. Slowly she was pushed to one side and she allowed it to happen. Her son was born and Steven seemed to be a perfect father.

Then Harry had come out and things started to change. It was subtle at first but then it became more obvious that Steven was trying to guilt Harry into mating a woman ‘for the good of the pack’.

Things came to a head six months ago when a pack female came to her and wanted her advice on how to deal with her son. He’d told her he was gay and she wanted my advice on how to get him back on ‘the right path’.

She was surprised when I told her she should accept hers on for who he was and not try to make him into something he wasn’t. She asked why—if that was my view—was my own son engaged to the neighbouring pack’s alpha’s daughter when the whole pack knew he was sleeping with the Carter boy?

I knew Harry ad Freddy were dating, but I knew nothing about any engagement to a woman.

I confronted Steven and he told me not to worry, he’d called a meeting and it was all being sorted out. He kept putting things off until the day of the meeting arrived. Now here she was leaving her life and returning to her mum.

She was mad.

Grabbing her bags she stormed out of the house—ignoring Steven shouting after her—and headed to the meeting room.

When she arrived she found a standoff.

The people going with her were at one end of the room and their mates were at the others. She could scent the barely controlled rage in the air.

Then Harry and Freddy walked in hand in hand and pandemonium broke out.

One male yelled, “There’s the faggots. All this is their faults.”

This snowballed until the crowd of men started converging on pair.

That was it she had had enough.

 

This will be continued next week. 



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A Mother’s loyalty, Short Scene Part 2

Hi Everyone Welcome to part two of my short scene. As always, all comments are welcomed.

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A Mother’s Loyalty, part two.

Dee sighed and rolled her eyes. “Because you are throwing out the two most important boys in the pack. Harry is the next in line for Alpha and Freddy is the best hand to hand combat teacher we have. He has taught most of the current youngsters to protect themselves in human form if anyone starts to pick on them in a place they can’t shift. Luckily my mum’s pack has no alpha willing to take over when she steps down, so she is willing to let Harry prove he has what it takes to take her place. As for Freddy, mum is looking forward to instituting a full training regime for her youngsters and maybe a few adults that have jobs working with humans. She is very impressed with what he has accomplished for such a young shifter.”

“But, how can your mum take Harry in as her possible successor? He can’t provide a future successor if he mates with that boy.”

“Successors don’t have to be a blood relation to the Alpha. They have to be someone who has integrity, a willingness to put the good of their pack first, and most of all they need to be honest. Something you seem to have a problem with. Now, you can either help me pack or you can get out and stay out until I’m finished—and for your information, I prefer the latter. Maybe when you realize what an idiotic, lying, coward, you are, you can think of a way to rebuild your pack. Of course, whenever that is, you will be doing it without me. I’ve already filed the papers with the council, as of now our marriage is ended and all concessions agreed to by my original Alpha—my mother—are ended. There will be no more discounted food, there will be no more help in the winter to clear the snow from the roads, and there will be no more financial help when your money runs low.”

Finally finished with her packing Dee closed and picked up her case while Steven stood there glaring. “I’ll send for the rest of mine and Harry’s stuff as soon as we get settled at mum’s.”

She walked out of the room leaving Steven gaping at the empty doorway.



There will be more from Dee next Wednesday.

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Wednesday Briefs – A Mother’s Loyalty P1 (Short Scene)

wedbriefs badge large Hi Everyone Welcome to another Wednesday Briefs. As always, all comments are welcomed and please check out the other authors at the end of this post.

This is a short scene that I thought you’d all enjoy.

Also, see the end of this bonus chapter to see how to request a scene about your favourite characters.


A Mother’s Loyalty P1

“Do you have any idea what that brat has done now?” Alpha Steven demanded as he strode into the bedroom. Dee continued folding clothes instead of answering him. “Dee, are you going to answer me? Do you realize what that boy has done and what it could mean for this pack?”

“Yes Dear,” Dee replied absently as she refolded a shirt that wasn’t done to her liking.

“Hey, mum. Have you seen my favourite red shirt?” Dee turned to see Harry had stopped and was staring at his father.

“You red shirt is already packed, sweetheart,” Dee said into the ensuing silence.

“Thanks, mum.” Harry turned to his father. “I’ll be out before my twelve hours is up, don’t worry.” He then spun and strode out of the room.

Steven stared Dee a while before speaking. “I take it you already heard then that he has decided to leave the pack?”

Dee spun around and thrust a finger into Steven’s face. “Don’t give me that bullshit. I heard how you threw him and Freddy out of the pack. Don’t try and put this on him.”

Steven’s face went red. “I gave the boy a choice. He could either give up his stupid obsession with the Carter boy and mate with the daughter of the Jermain pack’s Alpha, or he could leave the pack and take the Carter boy with him. They decided to leave.”

Dee snorted and returned to folding the pile of clothes.

She heard the sound of Steven pacing the room. “You know you shouldn’t be helping him pack. He got himself into this mess he should be responsible for making sure he has everything he wants to take with him packed and ready.”

“I’m not doing his packing, I’m doing mine.”

“Yours?” Steven stopped pacing and came to stand by Dee. She carried on folding nightclothes and placing them into the open suitcase on the bed. “What are you packing for? Has something happened in your mum’s pack?”

“No, they’re fine.”

When she didn’t elaborate Steven huffed a frustrated breath. “Then why are you packing?”

“A smart Alpha like you should be able to work it out. After all, you’ve led this pack single-handed for over twenty years. You built it from the ground up, sourcing the land, vetting the people who wanted to join, and assigning jobs to everyone. A big strong Alpha like you, one who bested all those challengers and was still able to run the pack meetings the next day alone, should be able to figure out what is happening.”

Dee spun as she spoke and glared a him. He winced as Dee threw back at him everything that had been said at the meeting where Harry had told him to shove his pack where the sun doesn’t shine. Unlike Steven she knew where to stand to hear everything that was happening in a meeting that she wasn’t even supposed to know about, she wasn’t going to leave her son to face the pack alone.

But Dee wasn’t finished. “What would your precious pack say if they all knew the truth? Hmm? Who found this land and sourced the funding for us to buy it? Who does all the accounts when you can’t even balance your chequebook? Who schedules all the food deliveries? Who taught you how to use computer software, so you could vet new members before you accepted them? Who treated your wounds, so you could attend the pack meeting after winning those challenges? And lastly how long do you think your pack is going to survive with no cooks, laundresses, or seamstresses?”

Steven’s mouth had dropped open. “What do you mean how is the pack going to survive? We have people who cook, and clean and mend clothes.”

Dee shook her head. “Fine, I’ll spell it out. Since you men can run this pack on your own that is exactly what you’re all going to be doing. The women—including me—are leaving with Harry and Freddy. Oh, we will also be taking any man or child who wants to come with us. Last I heard you had lost all the women plus twenty adult men and fifteen children ranging from babies through to seventeen years old. Now, excuse me I have packing to finish. My mum is expecting all of us by the morning.”

Steven stood frozen for a few moments more before asking in a tone that reminded Dee of a whining toddler. “But, why?”

Part two will go live tomorrow. I had to cut off here to keep within the flash word limit. 



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Short Scene Part 2

Hi Everyone Welcome to part two of my short scene. As always, all comments are welcomed.

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But, You’re not my Alpha, part two.

There was shouting coming from outside and after a rapid knock the door swung open to admit his father’s secretary, Xander. “Alpha, there is an Alpha Peter Hunter here to see you and he is insisting that he be let in this instance.”

Xander hadn’t even finished speaking, hands wringing all the while, when Peter pushed past him. “I can introduce myself thanks, little man.” Peter turned his back on Alpha Edward and famed Kevin’s face in his big hands. “You okay, Love?”

Kevin smiled and nodded. “I’m fine. I was just about to inform the Alpha here that—”

“What is the meaning of this? Who are you and what right to do think you have to touch my son in such a familiar way?”

Peter turned and the glare he gave Kevin’s father had the Alpha blanching. Peter reached for the mating papers and after a cursory glance he allowed his dragon enough freedom to let out a thin stream of fire. The papers went up with a woosh and Peter dusted the ash off his hands.

Kevin relaxed back in his seat to watch the show as his father’s eyes bulged in outrage.

“How dare you. You burst in here and interrupt a private meeting. You destroy documents that are none of your concern. Who do think you are?”

Peter turned to look at Kevin and Kevin nodded. Turning back Peter let all his teeth show as he spoke. “I am the mate of Kevin Hunter. You are interfering in a true mating. That is a crime punishable by death.”

Alpha Edward blustered. “What are you blathering on about. This boy is Kevin Franks. He is my minor son and pack member. He is to be mated in one week, the day before his eighteenth birthday, to another pack Alpha’s daughter to merge our packs. Now, I don’t care what you think you know but I can assure you that this boy is not your mate.”

Peter raised an eyebrow at Kevin and Kevin heaved a sigh.

“Father may I introduce you to my true mate, Alpha Peter Hunter. We met at a restaurant in town when I was meeting friends for a celebration. We mated and have just returned from a three-week honeymoon cruise. The mating has been registered with the shifter council and a memo would have been sent to your secretary. Also, mother was at our mating so I don’t know how you can say you don’t know anything about it.”

“I am your father and Alpha. You can’t mate with anyone without my permission until you turn eighteen.”

Kevin felt his anger rise and he let it have free reign. “Father, I turned eighteen three months ago. The celebration where I met Peter was my eighteenth birthday dinner, paid for by my friends. I knew you didn’t care about me, but I thought you’d at least remember when I was born. Even if I had been underage when I met Peter you wouldn’t have been able to stop our mating as you can’t come between true mates. Now, I think this meeting is over. I’m still tired from my honeymoon and I want to get settled into my new pack. The transfer papers were sent at the same time as your invitation to my mating ceremony. You returned the acknowledgement papers for the transfer but declined the invitation. Since I didn’t want you there anyway, I was glad. You were never a father to me. You didn’t raise me you had nothing to do with me except to tell me I was worthless, a mistake, a financial drain and a responsibility you didn’t want. Well, guess what? I am no longer your responsibility. You don’t have to support me, and you never have to see me again. In fact, I will be filing for a no-contact order as soon as I get home. By the way before my mate and I go maybe you should think harder about my mate’s name. Alpha Peter Hunter is the current elected leader of the shifter council. That makes me the Alpha Mate—in case you couldn’t work it out—of the elected leader of the shifter council. If you had bothered to be nice to me, your pack would currently have a connection to one of the most powerful shifter bodies and you would have been able to have a say in our laws and more. Instead it will be made clear that you are persona non gratis to us and when the press ask why I will tell them the whole story. You will be ruined. There have already been questions on why my father didn’t attend my mating ceremony to such an important shifter. I’ve held off answering them, but I think I see a press conference in my near future.”

Kevin held his hand out to his mate and they walked out to the music of Alpha Edward Franks yelling after them, pleading for a second chance and assuring them he had always loved his only son.

Kevin didn’t care, he had the only person he needed by his side and he was headed for a pack that would respect him and treat him well.



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Wednesday Briefs – Short Scene

wedbriefs badge large Hi Everyone Welcome to another Wednesday Briefs. As always, all comments are welcomed and please check out the other authors at the end of this post.

This is a short scene that has been playing in mind for weeks and I finally gave in and wrote it.

Also, see the end of this bonus chapter to see how to request a scene about your favourite characters.


But, You’re not my Alpha

Kevin walked into his father’s office and stifled the urge to roll his eyes at the overdone opulence. The lone couch was done in red velvet and there was a gold-coloured lamp beside it. The big desk that dominated the room was made of rich dark wood and the top was covered in more red velvet with gold edging holding it to the desk.

The rest of the room was similarly decorated, and Kevin wondered what look his father was going for. If it was an overdone brothel, then he had succeeded overwhelmingly.

“It’s good of you to finally show up.” The snarl made Kevin freeze a moment before he consciously took a breath and let all the tension flow out of his body.

Turning he pasted a smile on his face. “Father.” He gave a minute nod and noted the anger that flared briefly at the intentional disrespect. “I came as soon as I was able.”

“When your Alpha commands your presence you should attend immediately, not three weeks later.”

Kevin sat in the visitor’s chair in front of the desk and shrugged. “As I said I came as soon as I was able. Now, what can I do for you, father?”

Alpha Edward Franks glared over the glasses perched on his nose. With a grunt he threw a pile of papers on the desk. “I need your signature on these mating papers.”

Kevin frowned. “Mating papers? Why would you need my signature on anyone’s mating papers?”

He swept the pile up and started scanning the documents. Before he finished the first page his frown had deepened.

“Father, why is my name on these papers? I’m not getting mated on—” He glanced down at the first paragraph again. “The first of May this year. I have never met Joanna Harley.” He kept reading. “This talks about mating meetings with her Alpha, and father, Alpha Jerome Harley. I haven’t attended any mating meetings and wouldn’t have even if I had been asked. I see you get a substantial payout if this mating goes ahead—which it won’t, so I hope you haven’t spent the money yet. Finally, it says you have negotiated on my behalf as my father and Alpha. Well, only one of those is true and the one that is doesn’t give you the authority to negotiate anything on my behalf.”

Kevin felt rage bubbling inside him and his dragon wasn’t much better. Suddenly a voice in his head had his anger cooling slightly, “Lover, are you okay? I thought you were meeting with your father? Has something happened?”

Kevin let a grin out at the low growl in the last question. He opened his mind so his lover could see what had happened so far and so he could see the mating papers through Kevin’s eyes. This time the growl vibrated through his mind. “I am on my way.”

Kevin didn’t bother to try and dissuade him, Laurence would do as he pleased, as he always did when Kevin’s safety was in question.

“Are you listening to a word I’m saying, Boy.” His father’s shouting brought him back to the present situation.

Kevin pasted his smile back on and sighed inwardly, this wasn’t going to be nice. “Father, I am still waiting for you to answer the questions I asked while I was reading this soon to be shredded contract.”

If possible, his father’s face went even redder and Kevin was wondering if dragons could have heart attacks.

“I am your Alpha and father. That is all the authority I need to negotiate on your behalf and for the good of this pack. You will sign those papers and you will mate with Joanna Harley. The contract specifies that children are required within the first year to continue both packs lines.”

Kevin couldn’t help it he laughed. “Firstly, I’m gay. What makes you think I would ever agree to be with a woman? Let alone to have children with her. My dragon would kill the first person who tried to force a mating on us.” He let his gaze meet his father’s, the ‘and the one who would of be dead is you’, was left off but heard all the same. The old man had to look away first, and didn’t that make his father angrier?

Kevin shook his head. “I really can’t understand how you think you have the authority to negotiate this on my behalf. You may be my father, but you aren’t—”

Part two will go live tomorrow. I had to cut off here to keep within the flash word limit. 



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Here Kitty Kitty Bonus Chapters #1 Part 2

Hi Everyone Welcome to part two of the first bonus chapter. As always, all comments are welcomed.

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Bonus Chapter Tristan, Carl, Gideon and Kerry-Part Two

[AN: Gideon is speaking] “I think I should start.” He settled his arm around Kerry and pulled her as close as possible. “I came to the Nirthfell territory when I was a wandering researcher. I wanted to write a book on all the major mage families. Kersin was eager to talk to me, but most of what he told me was pure fantasy. According to him he was the most powerful mage there ever was and he had discovered spells no one else had ever used. He was a level five mage—if that—and the spells he told me about were created long before he and I were born. I kept my power shielded so he wouldn’t know I was way more powerful than him. He thought I was a level two to three. I met Kerry at my first dinner with the coven. She was beautiful and I lost complete track of what my dinner companion was saying to me. When she saw where I was looking, she told me who Kerry was and warned me to steer clear of her. She said if Kersin caught me talking to his woman I would be banished from the coven territory so quick I’d have whiplash. Of course, I had already realised Kerry was my mate and I had no intention of avoiding her. I managed to get her alone the next day and she admitted she knew we were mates. She was scared of Kersin and I had to work hard to assure I was more powerful and fully capable of protecting her. I was with the coven for four weeks when we mated. I may have been adamant that I could protect her, but I also advocate being prepared for the worst. That is why I made the necklace. Only me or Kerry can remove it. Anyone else trying will get a small shock. If they keep trying the shock gets larger.”

Kerry snorted. “Kersin tried a total of six times. He only tried once while Tristan was at home. After he left—telling Kersin that he no longer wanted anything from our coven—he kept trying until his hand was so badly burnt he had to see a healer. He told her that he had dropped something in the fire and had tried to retrieve it. She lectured him on using magic instead of his hand next time.”

Gideon shook his head. “I should have guessed he wouldn’t give up easily. Anyway, after we mated things seemed to still be fine. Kersin hadn’t noticed anything and I was still playing along as though I was going to feature him prominently in my book. We were making plans to leave together. I have family in the Leverthon coven, and I had sent them a letter to ask for sanctuary. We had everything ready to go as soon as I received their reply. Unfortunately, things went to hell before that. We had just sat down to dinner one evening when a group of council guards arrived. They spoke to Kersin and then approached me. I knew something was going on, but I agreed to speak to them in private. As soon as I was alone with them one of them stuck me with a needle. The next thing I remember I was in cell and Kerry’s voice was yelling in my head. It seemed I’d been out for over a week—they apparently kept topping up the drugs to keep me under but my body was adapting. She told me how Kersin had threatened her. He had found about us and didn’t want to lose everything he had gained from their mating. We couldn’t speak long because they came and topped up the drugs. I was in and out after that. Kerry told me about you, Tristan, and how she couldn’t look at you without seeing everything she loved but had lost. I tried to tell her that she should treasure you as I would have but Kersin didn’t let her have much time with you. I think he knew deep down you weren’t his. I doubt he was even capable of producing a child. He and your mother had been together for decades before I came along. Anyway, Kersin employed a nurse and made sure your mother was always supervised. Do you want to take over, Love?”

Kerry nodded. “Kersin tried to get me pregnant again. His excuse was he wanted a spare in case something happened to you.” She glanced up at Tristan but then turned her face back to her mate’s chest. “I was scared he was planning to get rid of you if I got pregnant again and I couldn’t take that chance. I found a sympathetic healer and she made me a tonic to stop me becoming pregnant. I told Kersin I had a magic imbalance and that the tonic would correct it. He never was very good at spotting a lie and I was very motivated in making sure he never found out the truth. As you grew I could tell you were powerful so I made sure no one trained you past the basics. Then Kersin insisted you be texted early. I finally confided in my family and Anthony made the false test declaration.” She looked up again. “We can have you retested to find out your true level if you wish.”

Tristan let out a hollow chuckle. “I was retested during all the chaos going on at Elder Patrick’s Den. I’m currently at level twenty-five.”

Silence reign from his parents. Tristan sniggered when Carl elbowed him in the side. “That was not a nice way to tell them, love.”

Tristan shrugged, he was the one sitting there listening to how the person who he had thought was his father didn’t want him and how his other couldn’t stand to look at him because he reminded her of who she had lost.

Gideon was the first to move. Tristan found himself pulled into his father’s arms. “That is so wonderful. I only ever reached level twenty and that was with full training. To get so far without formal training shows how smart you are. Just think how far you will reach with training.”

Kerry joined the hug. “I am so proud of you son.”

A knock interrupted the moment and Tristan was glad because he wasn’t sure he knew how to react to the words or actions of his parents.

“Could you get that please dear?” His mother dapped at her eyes as she spoke. “I’m not in a fit state to see anyone.”

Tristan nodded and moved to the door.

Once there he opened it to find a young smiling girl with the reddest hair he’d ever seen.

Her smile dropped as soon as her gaze met his. To his absolute astonishment, she dropped into a graceful curtsey. “Master Nirthfell, I didn’t know you had returned. I have a message for the ex-mistress.”

Tristan froze. Master Nirthfell? What was going on? Taking a deep breath he hoped his voice stay as calm as he hoped. “My mother is indisposed is the message important or can it wait until later?”

The girl nodded so hard Tristan thought her head was going to fall off her shoulders. “Of course, Master Nirthfell, I return after dinner.” Then she ran back down the path and out of sight.

Tristan closed the door and returned to the living room. “What is this Master Nirthfell, nonsense? Kersin disowned me when I mated. Besides I am not his biological son, a fact I am very grateful of.”

Kerry finished wiping her face and smiled rather smugly. “Kersin acknowledged you as his heir and he never changed it before he died. This is now your coven to lead.”

“No, absolutely not.” Tristan spun and was grateful to be pulled into Carl’s arms immediately. “I am not taking over this coven, not for anything. I am the mate of a leader already and we have to be back at the coven soon to put right the mess caused by the recent turmoil.”

Kerry was frowning but Gideon was nodding. “I understand. You have a few options. Unless the rules have changed since I last was travelling then you a leader have the power to name a regent. Basically, you would still be leader in name, but you would sign your power over to the regent so he or she could lead in your place.”

Tristan grinned. “Good. So, I assume you and mum are going to be fine leading here while I live with my mate. What do I have to do to transfer everything? I am no hurry to get away from you both—please believe that—but my mate and I don’t have too long to linger before we must really get home.”

Gideon nodded again. “I will get on the computer and research everything for you in the morning. Meanwhile, why don’t we finish catching up and maybe I could show you a few spells you may not have learnt yet.”

Tristan assumed Gideon must have been speaking with their mindlink to his mother as she had stopped frowning and was nodding along with her mate.

The evening was looking up.



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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Bonus Chapters #1

wedbriefs badge large Hi Everyone Welcome to another Wednesday Briefs. As always, all comments are welcomed and please check out the other authors at the end of this post.

Also, see the end of this bonus chapter to see how to request a scene about your favourite characters.


Bonus Chapter Tristan, Carl, Gideon and 

Tristan hesitated as he raised his hand to knock at the door of the place his mother was currently residing in.

Carl wrapped his arms around Tristan from behind. “Come on, my mate. You know she probably knows we are here anyway, don’t you? Her claimed mate is right behind us.”

As if to reinforce Carl’s words the front door swung open and Tristan’s mother stood framed in the doorway.

“Gideon? Are you really here?” Her voice sounded very close to tears and she was frantically looking trying to look around Tristan.

Gideon pushed forward and pulled his mate into his arms. “I’m here, Kerry, my sweet mate. Now is that any way to treat our son? You didn’t even say hello to him.”

Silvia sniffled against Gideon’s shoulder and lifted her head to give Tristan a watery smile. “Hello, dear. I seem to remember someone saying I have you to thank for returning my mate to me. I am so sorry I couldn’t tell you the truth sooner. That bastard said he would make sure you and Gideon would have fatal accidents if I even tried to say anything. I promise you I didn’t know exactly what he was up to until recently. I tried to reach the council, but he had me arrested and locked up. I know I wasn’t much of a mother, but you look so much like your real father, that you were always a reminder of a mate I thought I would never see again.”

Tristan tried, he really tried to understand. But all he could remember was a mother who did nothing to stand up for him against a demanding and hateful father.

“Give her a chance, my mate,” Carl whispered in his ear, causing him to shudder.

Letting out a huff he gave a slight nod. “Mother, maybe we could take this time to get to know each other? From what father has said he remembers you as being happy and sassy when you were with him. I know you were afraid of Kersin. Everyone was. But there were times when I was alone, and you still ignored me. You could have left with me when I left home. You could have helped me when I was being called talentless. You could have at least told me how to get the training I needed instead of leaving me to find it myself from whoever would take me on. I didn’t even know how powerful I was because Anthony lied about the test. Kersin said he didn’t know anything about it, but I have my doubts, because who else would want me to seem lower in power than I was? I—”

“I did it.” Kerry broke in. “My nephew, Anthony, did your test. I told him to declare you at level two because I knew if you tested too high that Kersin would have you killed so your power couldn’t overtake his. I had every intention of telling you the truth as soon as I could, but you left that night. Kersin had my phone magically bugged so I couldn’t tell you when you called home, and he usually answered the phone when he was home anyway so I didn’t even get to talk to you on those occasions.”

Tears were pouring down her cheeks and Carl nudged Tristan reminding him they were all still standing in the doorway.

“Why don’t we go in and we can start back at the beginning, so we all know the truth of it all?”

Carl and Gideon ushered their respective mates inside and into the main living room.

After making themselves comfortable Gideon was first to speak.

Part two will go live tomorrow. I had to cut off here to keep within the flash word limit. 



This is the first bonus scene I was asked for. Please comment with any others you would like to see. They don’t have to be about this story, they can be from any story I have posted on this blog. I will make a running list on my blog and keep updating as I receive requests.


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New Release! Hate To Love You by Carrie Davis #gayromance #mmromance #gayfiction #manlove #gayromreads #lgbt #preorder #MMFiction #mmromreads #gayfic @author_carrie

New Release!
 
Hate To Love You, Epic Love Series, Book One, debut Gay Romance book for Carrie Davis is now available!
 
 
Blurb
 
He loves him, he loves him not…
Oh who is he kidding, he can’t live without him.
 
Dexter McKenna is the man Matthew Sullivan both loves and hates. He’s outgoing and athletic, the kind of guy Matthew’s father always wanted him to be. And, he’s the last person Matthew wants to see at his sister’s wedding. While undeniably attracted to Dexter, Matthew still resents him for his father’s constant comparisons.
 
When Matthew finds out Dexter is equally interested in him, it forces him to overcome his painful past so he can move forward with his future.
 
 
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Carrie Davis crafts contemporary gay male romance with plenty of angst, but her men always get their happily ever after.
 
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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Final Chapter

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Chapter Epilogue Final part

Everyone gathered in the large meeting room of the den. All the people who had started out on the mission, plus all the rescued people, plus extras like Tristan’s father. It was standing room only.

The gathering was an informal goodbye celebration. It had been over a month since Cheryl had been killed. The council had ratified the group’s actions and the case was closed.

Now was the time for everyone to decide where they went from this point on.

“This feels like the end of a story,” Kitryn remarked as everyone made themselves as comfortable as possible.

“Not the end of a story,” Tristan corrected. “The end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one.”

Kitryn rolled his eyes. “Of course, you’d come up with something sappy.”

Tristan poked his tongue out and yelped when his mate poked him in the ribs.

“Act your ages, both of you,” Carl rumbled. “And remember, my mate, your father is right next to you seeing your immature behaviour.”

Tristan flushed and gave a guilty glance to his grinning father.

Elder Patrick rapped hard on the table. “Firstly, I would like to think everyone present and not present that helped with the rescue operation. I think the final death tally for our side was three and their families have been informed. They have also been told that they can seek aid from our den anytime they need to.

“Next, I would like to make it clear that anyone here is welcome to stay in the den. We have space to accommodate almost all of you and if you were all to ask to stay more arrangements can be made.”

Kitryn was the first to shoot his hand up. “We want to stay. However, we would like permission to build a house next t the den, though still on den land. Simon and I believe this place is perfect to raise the kits and we would have people to train with and train the kits as they grow up.”

Patrick nodded. “You are all most welcome. I’ll send one of my enforcers to meet with you later to help you decide on a plot of land.”

Kitryn nodded and leant back into his mate’s arms.

Helen spoke up next. “My family and I are headed home tomorrow. I have a lot of council work to catch up on and Karen and her mate have agreed to come to stay with my mate and me for a while to recover.”

Tristan grinned up at his father. “I am taking Carl and my father to my old home. My mother has been released from the local council outpost where Kersin had her held. She is currently trying to repair the damage to my family. Obviously, she wants her mate with her and she has also asked for Carl and me to come and help out. We will, of course, keep in contact with everyone and when we get sorted out you must all come and visit.”

Carl nodded. “My ex-bonded mate ha been found and is now keeping my coven on their toes. She had been taken but escaped. She then hid in a nearby forest as she was too injured to get home. I sent a signed authorization and she is currently continuing her role as my second until my mate and I return.”

Brian pulled Angel tighter into his arms. “The docs gave me the all-clear a couple of weeks ago. Now everything is all cleared up my mate and I will be returning home. We have everyone’s contact information and you are all always welcome to visit our landside home. I would invite you to our water home, but I think you may have trouble seeing much depending on how long you can hold your breath. Although, we do have access to a few pieces of diving equipment if people are really curious about the sea.”

Kitryn grabbed a nearby glass and raised it high in the air.

“Here is to new friends and a new chapter.”

The cheers were loud and could be heard outside the den.



This may be the end of this story, but I will be revisiting these characters as soon as I can with a few short scenes.

I would like to send a thank you to everyone who has made with story possible.

Thank you to Timothy for all his hard work editing and not losing his patience with e for some of my very repetitive mistakes.

And a huge Thank you to my lovely readers. You are the ones who keep me writing and your comments/reactions to my stories mean a lot.

Thank you all


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Julie Lynn Hayes

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