"I have to go. right now." she said jumping up. I tried to move but my head throbbed at the thought of it. Alice and Kalum just stood there in shock as she ran out.
"Go! Now!" Lia yelled.
"I can't. You have to do it." I said as I felt her push through gently, letting me down softly into the room. Although we've never understood it, when an alpha shifts while having an injury they heal while their wolf takes over and me and Lia were no exception but she always made sure I was okay regardless. She huffed as we ran through the halls of the hospital and out the doors after our mate who had now shifted as well. Lia had apparently taken the time to remember her scent and continued after her even as we got to the woods.
Lia only slowed down as we approached a clearing in the woods, in the middle of the clearing she stood staring at us. I shifted back and stayed a few yards away from her.
"I don't want a mate," she proclaimed loudly. A pang of pain ran through my body but it wasn't from my previous injury. I nodded. I was at a lose for words. I didn't know what to say or do. I just stood there and watched as she explained that she didn't want a mate or to be with me. I didn't even know her yet but I was at the brink of tears from what she was saying.
I knew it was from the mate pull that mates have when they find out who their mates are but it didn't easy my pain.
She finally stopped talking and just stared at me as if she almost regretted it, but she turned away before I could even be sure. She started running the opposite direction of us and I knew as soon as she shifted because her scent faded and her wolves overpowering scent took over.
Lia stayed silent as we stood there just staring off into the direction she ran off into. The farther she ran the less sad I felt as her presence around me faded and so did the feelings.
I knew if we spent any more time together the feeling wouldn't have faded because our wolves would have bonded. I didn't know if I should have sighed in relief because a part of me didn't feel like it was missing or if I should have cried knowing that I wouldn't have a mate. I did both.