The Lycan King

Chapter 27. Customs and Traditions


"I'm sowy." Vanessa said sadly, her cute speech impediment showing. I'm sure she will grow out of soon.

"It's not your fault dear. I'm sorry, I should have talked to them first." I spoke softly. "I will talk to the next couple before anything happens. Your comfort is of utmost importance." I told them truthfully.

"Thank you." Adrian said, deep gratitude lacing his voice. Both of them were too mature for their age. I hated that they had to grow up so fast, they didn't get to be children first.

When we reached the house of the second couple, Nikolai decided to go in and talk to them first. He would inform me when he was done.

I turned around and looked at both of them. They felt familiar. I knew I hadn't seen or met them before but somehow, I felt connected to them.

'You can enter.' Nikolai mink-linked me.

'Okay.' I replied and got out of the car, the kids following suite. Both their hands grasped mine tightly before we entered though the door.

The couple??Shawn and Lauren bowed. "Good evening Luna." They greeted.

"Good evening, Shawn, Lauren." I greeted back. "I would like you both to meet the kids, Adrian and Vanessa." I said and kept my hands on both their shoulders.

Lauren's smile widened as she looked at them. "It is my absolute pleasure to meet both of you."

"So is ours." Adrian replied and smiled slightly.

We all sat down on the couch, the couple on one while Nikolai, Adrian, Vanessa and I on another. We were a bit squeezed but we didn't mind. We talked and asked them questions, in the hopes that while the kids didn't ask anything, they heard and learned more about them. Shawn was looking a bit worried at the lack of communication with the he so he got up and smiled.

"Do you both want a tour around the house? I have a gaming room as well." He offered. The kids automatically looked up at me and I nodded, nudging them to go ahead. They got off the couch and nervously followed Shawn down the hall.

"In my opinion, they are doing fairly well." I comforted the nervous she-wolf.

"Really? They barely spoke a word." She replied.

"They just need some time." I smiled at her. Suddenly Nikolai got up and sped down the hall. I was hot on his heels.

We were in the backyard and Shawn was showing the pool to the twins. Adrian seemed interested but Vanessa turned back and ran to us, her little heart pounding wildly. She collided with Nikolai's body and curled her arms around his legs, holding on tight. Nikolai's eyes were wide and hands in the air, unsure what to do. She had not touched a single male yet and now she was hugging him. Slowly, he brought his arms around her and held her.

A smile lighted my lips when I saw them. I knew it bothered him greatly that the kids were not as close to him. He easily lifted Vanessa in arms, looking in her eyes.

"Did something happen?" He asked her softly. It was clear that he felt something for them.

She shook her head and leaned against his chest. I looked at Shawn to see him look at us with fear in eyes. More like he was looking at Nikolai. Lauren was by his side as she held her mate's hand. Adrian was by our side in an instant.

"Thank you for you time. We will tell you the final decision soon." Nikolai said softly but they could clearly hear it because of the enhanced hearing. I held Adrian's hand and we walked out.

Nikolai placed Vanessa in the backseat and Adrian climbed in besides her. We got in the car and Nikolai started driving.

'What happened?' I asked Nikolai.

'I do not know. I just heard her heart beating alarmingly fast and just knew something was wrong.'?He replied and his hands clenched around the steering wheel.

'Adrian would have acted differently if something must have happened to her.' I told him.

'Very true. But fear isn't caused only by our surroundings, Moya Lyubov. Our memories can do the same.'?He said. It looked like he had experienced it. There was so much I didn't know about him. 'She must have seen or heard something to trigger it.'

everything, and I have come a long way now. All because of one person, who loves me unconditionally. I looked at Nikolai who was focused on driving, sensing me look at him, he turned his gaze towards me.

I love you." He replied with a small smile on his face. He focused on his driving again as I went

look younger, more carefree. I realised that I smile much more often too. Did he notice that change too? I knew I had changed after the shift and the mating. I had become confident, stronger and assertive. If the little make out session in the parking lot was any indication,

over at a quaint restaurant and all of us filled out. I had requested him to take the kids with us for dinner and he gladly accepted. We were quickly ushered in by one of the staff members and we gave them our orders as

like to have?" I asked

I told the


like this couple?"

in unison but

was Nikolai who asked

whispered. A shudder ran through her

back a little as his voice and I placed a hand over Nikolai's bicep to calm him.

voice and her brother looked at her questioningly. She glanced at him and it seemed like

he left your pack and joined us. I assure you that no harm will come to any of you while you are here." Nikolai assured

with our food and we talked with the kids about lighter topics. I did

dinner, I again asked the kids if they liked the couple and would

each other before Adrian looked at Nikolai in determination. "We like them but we like you both

body at what he was trying to tell us. He really wanted us to become their parents? I loved them both wholeheartedly but I don't think


'I'm not sure Nik.'

return back to the pack house. There is some paperwork pending, we will come pick you both up in two days." Nikolai informed them as he got up. We all followed

expression hurt me. But I knew Nikolai made the decision

the pack house before we returned

back my attention and placed his one hand on my thigh while

-I feel connected to them." I whispered. "They don't

"I thought it was just me. There is something about them familiar. Which pack are they from

Lupus Pack." I recollected. "The Alpha is

Nikolai left. The reason that was still a mystery to

on my thigh tightened. "Yes. My?father." He

hand on his and called my wolf forward, urging her to soothe him. Slowly, his eyes turned back to the grey colour that

told me what happened." I

car in its place and got out. He came over to my side and opened the door for me too. He held out his hand for me and I took it and

a touchy subject." He

nodded. He would tell me at his own pace, I was not going to push him.

god you're back." Natalia

her back. There were

She replied, not telling the exact details. "Don't worry, I'll be back before

you around

She winked and

me and smiled.

close. We were

delaying their departure just to bid goodbye

are the kids?" Sofiya asked me as we we walked

are great. I'm not sure if they actually like the Lauren and Shawn though." I said

for a while." She smiled reassuringly. "They just need

bring them here with us, they know us, they are comfortable with us and are actually

was in the shower when I entered our bedroom. I quickly stripped and and walking in. His back was to me as he stood under the shower. I smiled. I loved our shower time. I walked up to him and trailed my hand down his muscular back. His muscles

dear mate

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