“Come on Ty, I know you can hit harder than that!” I taunted as I spar with my twin brother Tyler during morning training.
“I wouldn't wanna mess us that pretty little face of yours Con” he taunted back as he threw a series of punches and kicks which I block.
“Dude, you know you'd be messing up your face too” I laughed as he aimed a roundhouse kick at my head.
“Yeah, but somehow it looks better on me” he laughed taunting me again. By this time we had a larger group of warriors and pack members gathered around to watch us. As we fight, I hear some pack members off to the side whispering “which one is which?” “I don't know. I can never tell unless I'm up close to one of them.” Looking at Ty, I see the humorous glint dancing in his teal eyes telling me he'd heard it too. Seconds later as I'm blocking yet another series of kicks, we heard someone else say “wow the Alpha sure has some talented sons. Even the Omega is holding his own” which hurt a little but I understand that no one expected me to be physically able to fight as well as I do. Ty must've seen the pain in my eyes because the next series of hits was only about a quarter of his true strength. Moving in, I fained a left hook and instead wrapped my right arm around his neck then hooked his right leg with mine knocking him to the ground. As we landed, I heard an “oof” as Ty hit the ground followed by a series of laughter and cheers. Smiling, I mind linked Ty and said “thanks for making it easier on me” to which he replied “yeah, yeah. I always enjoy getting my ass kicked” making me laugh. Standing back up, I held out a hand offering to help Ty up. Taking it, he let me pull him to his feet just as his mate McKayla came sauntering towards us in a skin tight red dress with her blonde hair blowing behind her in the breeze.
“Hey baby” Ty said as she broke through the gathered crowd.
“Hi honey, hi Conner. Oh, Alpha Miles is looking for you, Conner” she said making her way to Tyler's side.
“Okay, thanks McKayla” I said turning to head back to the pack house in search of my father.
Entering the pack house, I found my oldest brother Kyle, the Alpha to be, in the living room with his mate and future Luna, Nina. Waving as I passed, I headed up stairs to my room for a quick shower before locating my dad. As I walked, I mind linked my mom.
“Hey mom, McKayla said dad was looking for me. Can you please tell him I'll come find him in about ten minutes. I wanna grab a quick shower” I said to him. My mother and our packs Luna is a Male Omega like me. He and my dad were friends long before they found out they were mates which must've made it easier to accept it when they did. Our pack is one of the more accepting packs but mostly us Omega wolves are still greatly underestimated despite mom being Luna and me being the strongest warrior after working my ass off to get there.
“Okay sweetie, I'll let him know since I'm in the office with him and John Carlos right now. Link me again when you're on the way and I'll let you know if we're still here” he said in a sweet motherly tone making me smile. My mom could be the fiercest warrior but he could also be the sweetest and most caring mom.
“Thanks mom, I will” I said before closing our connection again. He's never said it and probably never will but sometimes I feel like I'm moms favorite son probably because we are so similar. Entering my room, I closed the door and stripped off my workout clothes dropping them in the hamper by the door then headed into the attached bathroom to shower. Being one of the Alpha's sons does have its perks but I try really hard not to use my position for anything as I'd rather work to earn everything. Finishing my shower, I stepped out and wrapped my towel around my waist. As I passed the mirror, I glanced at myself seeing a handsome muscular teenage boy with silver blue hair that's longer on top and shaved around the back and sides with emerald green eyes. Though Tyler and I are twins in every other aspect we differ in eye color and rank as his are teal and he's an alpha like Kyle and our dad. Looking away, I headed out into my room to get dressed running my left hand through my damp hair as I went. Heading to the dresser, I chose a pair of black jeans and a t-shirt of my favorite anime to wear. Dressing, I also put on my gray high top sneakers, my faded gray hoodie, and my moon pendent my mom gave me two years ago for my birthday. Leaving my room, I mind linked mom again.
“I'm on my way, are you still in the office?” I asked.
“Yeah sweetie, I'll let your dad know you'll be here in a minute” he said.
“Okay, thanks mom” I said and cut the link again. A moment later, I asked my wolf “hey moon, what do you think this is about?”
“I'm not sure but it does have me a bit worried. I wonder if it has to do with the Wind Walker pack” he said going silent as I reached the office door. Knocking, I waited for my dad to give me permission to enter.
“Come in Conner” he called out and I reached for the door handle. Opening the door, I looked from my dad to mom and then to John Carlos before looking back at my dad.
“I was told you wanted to see me Alpha” I said in a respectful tone.
“Yes, come in. Close the door and have a seat Conner” my father said adopting his Alpha tone instead of the overprotective dad one. Closing the door, I made my way to one of the chairs situated in front of my dad's desk and took a seat as instructed waiting for whatever he was about to tell me.
“Son, I'm sure you've heard about the pack we've signed a pact with” he said pausing for me to confirm I had.
“Wind Walker pack. Yes Alpha, I have” I said trying to figure out where this was going.
“Well, they are having some trouble with the Cross River pack. They haven't asked for assistance in dealing with them since sending out all their available warriors. They did however, request that one of our warriors be sent to train the Betas youngest son. As our strongest, I would like you to do it. He's fifteen and an Omega like you. So, I'm sure you're the best fit for the task” he said with a hopeful smile. Glancing between him and my mom I said “Yes Alpha, okay dad I'll take care of it” accepting the order and the request in one breath. As I spoke, both my parents faces changed from skeptical to excited before my father went on “good, you'll leave for their packs territory tomorrow and stay with them until you're confident the boy can defend himself and put up a decent fight.”
“Will I be able to return home for Kyles' wedding and Alpha ceremony?” I asked remembering that those events were set for three months from now.
“Yes dear, actually you're required to attend the Alpha and Luna ceremony which I'm sure the Alpha of the Wind Walker pack will understand. Also feel free to bring the Beta's son with you to all three events as well” my mother, Luna Kris said.
“Alright mom, if we actually get along I'll be sure to do that” I said with a smile.
“Okay, out you go. Don't forget to eat before you head to school since you just finished training” dad said slipping back into dad mode.
“Yes sir, excuse me” I said standing then bowing slightly I turned and headed out the door closing it softly behind me.
Heading to the kitchen, I grabbed a quick breakfast of toast and fruit then headed back to my room to grab my stuff for school. As I climbed the stairs, I checked my watch and realized I still had an hour to go before school starts. Deciding to go in early, I grabbed my leather jacket putting it on over my hoodie then grabbing my book bag I headed out the door. Leaving the pack house, I mounted my sleek black motorcycle putting on my helmet as I straddled the bike before turning the key and taking off. Arriving at school, every wolf in our pack watched as I parked my bike baring their necks in my direction as a sign of respect. Ignoring them, I headed straight for the locker rooms to put my clean gym clothes in my locker. As I approached the door, I could hear someone threatening someone else just as the bell rang. Stepping to the side of the door, I waited until they'd come out before heading in. Going straight to my gym locker, I deposited my clothes inside before investigating the smell of blood. Following the scent, I opened one of the shower stalls and found a boy who was about my age with dark brown hair passed out on the floor. Lifting him carefully, I carried him to the nurses office as the tardy bell rang through the halls. Kicking the door, I waited until it opened to reveal the school nurse, my cousin Hayley. Stepping aside for me to enter, she said “lay him on the end bed, what happened to him?”
“I honestly, have no idea. I went to put my clean gym clothes in my locker and smelled blood. Following the scent led me to one of the shower stalls and I found him passed out on the floor inside. So, I brought him here” I explained leaving out the part about hearing someone threaten him. She listened to my explanation as she checked him over then asked “are you gonna stay with him until he wakes up?”
“Yeah, if it's cool with you. My teachers won't mind since I'm at the top of my class. The only classes I really need to be in are my AP classes later” I said shrugging.
“okay smarty pants. You can stay with him. I've gotta go call his family though” she said heading for the door.
“How are you gonna do that?” I asked confused.
“Let's just say this isn't the first time I've seen this kid but I don't remember him ever being passed out when he got here” she said with a sad expression just before she closed the door. Sitting in a chair at the end of the bed, I pulled out my book to read while I waited trying to distract myself from the job I start tomorrow. “I wonder who this kid is and why someone is kicking the crap out of him” I thought then started reading.