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Taming Of The Beast - 13. Chapter 13

I hope that you enjoy this latest chapter. I wanted to add something of his mother because well I would imagine they share a pretty close relationship. Still not beta read or edited so all mistakes are mine. Still more to come.

Mason hadn’t slept, not really, he could have closed his eyes in order to at least pretend that he was sleeping but even that seemed to be much more than it was worth. Ever since he had arrived he had time to assess the situation and he hadn’t liked the way his mate had been carrying himself. He should have arrived a lot faster he knew that and somehow he knew that despite this he had come at the right time. Maybe fate really did exist or was it God who was at work here? Whomever it was he thanked it. Mason had tried by all means to stand back to try and stand the gaping hole that he knew it was where Bastian was meant to be, he had tried everything hell even tried going out on a few hunts with the pack but nothing had seemed to help. Everything came back to Bastian…he needed him.

It had been hard to ignore the muffled cries and the screams he knew that those were the works of Bastian’s friends, comfortable meant something different to the Lycans. They were nothing if not thorough, he knew that he was the only one awake when everyone’ bedroom doors shut and then silence. Bastian had slept as soon as his head hit the pillow but Mason had repositioned him properly where he belonged in his arms. Mason was happy to finally have his mate in his arms, his wolf roared in contentment, they were finally where they belonged. He was content to have what they both yearned for ever since they had found out about Bastian’ existence.

He should have noticed when his eyes had closed, he swore it had only been a moment but he knew that it was longer, his body had managed to steal enough sleep to maintain him for the day but he knew his body like the back of his hand and soon enough it would betray him once more and force him to sleep. He needed it for the road that he would be taking. He sighed as he leaned down kissing the top of his mate' head, he was finally where he belonged. This was heaven.

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He walked towards the bathroom, he was panicked that was for sure and not because he had woken up alone in the very bed that he had shared with his mate but because from the very moment that he had woken up he had felt dread like something wasn’t right. He would feel something like that every damn time he knew that being in the same house with a criminal someone who had betrayed the royals and someone who would be dead judging by the anger Bastian had shown when he asked about him.

“Good morning, sleepyhead” He was awoken out of his thoughts by an angelic cheery voice. It amazed him just how cheerful the Princess could get even after everything, even after the hell they were going through. Her smile never faltered.

He gave her a half-smile “Good morning, Princess”

Luciana shrugged as she stood from her place in the aisle “Aren’t you cute. How did you sleep?”

“I feel like I didn’t sleep at all honestly.” He buried his face in his hands, the exhaustion clear in his voice. “Where’s everyone?”

She took the chair she had previously vacated “You should get some sleep, Mason. The road ahead may not allow you such luxuries it is best to take full advantage” She advised ignoring his question.

“What do you mean by that exactly?”

She raised a brow “If you are truly ready to stand by Bastian’ side you should understand that the road often taken is not one you are accustomed to. A warrior, a prince and often an advocate for everyone. Bastian’ road sometimes involves blood and tears and sacrifice”

“What is Bastian exactly?”

“He is your mate,” Luciana replied cheerily.

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Bastian sat on the couch as he stared at his mother. The Queen all in her glory glowed as she smiled at her son. There were times that she worried about him more than anyone else, she worried about his safety and those he called ‘friends’. Her son may God bless him often saw only good from those that had only darkness in their hearts.

“You brother is worried about you”

Bastian sighed “Derek is always worried about me. He’ll get old real fast if he keeps that up”

The Queen chuckled forcing a smile she knew wasn’t truly there. Being away from her son bothered her, having her oldest son away from Bastian worried her. While she had never blamed Derek for what had happened it had become a known fact that Derek always protected his brother and times even from himself “He is not the only one”

“I know, mother.” Bastian sighed.

“How are you doing truly? Do not lie to me, Bastian. You have never been a good liar when it came to me” She asked.

“I’m fine. I’ve been struggling with the mate problem, the entire thing puts me on edge not to mention there are people out there who want my head” He said unable to contain the emotions behind what he had said. There was rarely ever anything he feared, rarely ever anything he ran away from but the prospect of what had happened to him. What he had endured and going back. It scared him. He feared what could happen should he return.

His mother frowned “No one will ever take you away from us again. We would burn them alive should they even try, my angel”

“I don’t think they actually care as long as they get what they want” Bastian replied.

“Have you spoken to your mate about this? About what could happen should things escalate?”

Bastian shook his head “How do I tell him that I could become the thing I have feared most? That the monster everyone fears is meant to become his mate?”

His mother rolled her eyes at her son “You are not a monster, Bastian. Monsters do not have empathy nor do they love. You are my son and I did not give birth to a monster. Mason will love you as much as we all do and more.”

“I haven’t told him yet” He whispered afraid his emotions would betray him.

 

His mother nodded “Rightly so, this is a discussion for another less dangerous time. He will never reject you, Bastian he is your mate and the one person other than your family who will love you more than anything in this universe. He will understand. He would be stupid to reject you not to mention Derek would kill him rather violently too”

For the first time, he laughed “I’m afraid of the implications of those words”

His mother gleamed “Then stop being afraid.

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Oh wow....I am in love with this story, and very intrigued by what Bastian became after what was done to him. Can't wait for more. ☺

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On 4/17/2019 at 12:22 AM, chonga said:

Oh wow....I am in love with this story, and very intrigued by what Bastian became after what was done to him. Can't wait for more. ☺

I’m with you on the emotions held for this story. What are we being held in suspense for that Bastian hasn’t been able to deal with on his own; will Mason bring the inter strength and clarity Bastian has been unable to find?

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On 6/25/2019 at 11:04 AM, Philippe said:

I’m with you on the emotions held for this story. What are we being held in suspense for that Bastian hasn’t been able to deal with on his own; will Mason bring the inter strength and clarity Bastian has been unable to find?

The thing one must understand about Bastian is that his past is a nightmare for him, when he was taken from his home, from his people things were done to him and he came back different...not only is he a lycan but he is something else as well. The suspense here is that Bastian hasn't dealt with what he became he hasn't dealt with the damage that happened to him as he is afraid to give himself fully to Mason because he fears rejection and fears that the thing he is will surface and control him. Mason will play an important part in saving Bastian as well as showing him that he is loved and accepted and he should not be ashamed of something he had no control over. Mason is Bastian's strength but also easily his weakness and that doesn't bode well with him. Mason is important in what will become of Bastian. 

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from those comments I can expect another 35 + chapters ???? ha ha fooled myself...... Love the story, love the characters, keep it going no matter how long it takes. I've 5 years before retiring so I will ask for sooner instalments. 😁

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On 8/2/2019 at 10:38 AM, Peter J. Gee said:

from those comments I can expect another 35 + chapters ???? ha ha fooled myself...... Love the story, love the characters, keep it going no matter how long it takes. I've 5 years before retiring so I will ask for sooner instalments. 😁

Haha thanks. I dont wanna lie, I'm thinking it could possibly be that much cause I still have so much I want to happen in this. I will be posting a new chapter today as I just finished it so I hope that I'm not late and I'm hoping with this new chapter. I can finally be back on track of posting a new chapter every week. I'm hoping next week same time I can post again. :) Thank you so much. 

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