The Lycan King

Chapter 40. Executive and Executioner


Nik and I didn't get a wink of sleep last night. After all the drama that I had created, I decided to go check up on Mikhail who was resting in the infirmary. The wounds on his body would heal, that I knew. But the bite was bad. And it looked worse. It looked painful. It hurt to see him in pain. I wish I could help him.

After I got back, I cleaned up the entire office while Nik continued to work. The chair that had been mistakenly pushed back had created a huge dent in the wall.

And where I knowingly pushed him back, the entire wall of bookshelves were crushed. I felt so guilty that I had done all of this for no reason. There was a reason but using my powers like this wasn't the answer.

Nik hadn't commented on it and it was eating me alive. He just told me to go back and sleep but I insisted on cleaning up because I didn't want someone else to clean up my mess. And I knew Nik had a lot of work so he let me be without further argument and continued working.

After cleaning up, I helped him with some filing of papers and doing basically any and everything he told me.

It was in the wee hours of the morning when we were done but there was only an hour left before the pack meeting. We brushed our teeths, got fresh and I made him some breakfast even though we would be a couple of minutes late. Because from what I knew, he didn't have time to have a single meal yesterday.

When he had seven stacks of pancakes, two full fruit bows, a stack of toasts and a jar of orange juice, I realised how truly hungry he was and just how much training my mate did everyday to shed off these carbs.

"Are you ready?" Nik asked me as we were about to reach the training grounds.

"What do you mean?" I squeezed his hand that was holding mine. The tone he used sent shivers down my spine.

"People are going to die Ava." His said, his tone hard.

I gulped, "is that the only way?"


"Then I'm ready."

I was determined to remain strong. It was about time I took over my duties as the pack's Luna and Nik's mate. Sofiya and Nik had been sharing the responsibilities of a Luna but I am here now and I am capable to do it.

"Good." He nodded as we climbed the stage.

Dimitri, Vladimir, Sofiya and Andrei were already standing in their positions. Adrian and? Vanessa were standing between Dimitri and Andrei. The entire pack was had crowded around the stage, looking at us in curiosity.

"Bring them forward." Nik announced.

Four guards brought forward a chained up man and a young woman who I assume were Grant and Bailey.

Their chains were later attached to the posts below the stage. Gasps emerged from the crowd and but a loud cry stood out. A woman came rushing forward, probably Grant's mate but the guards held her back.

"Grant Adams was thought to be a respectable member of a pack. But he is a traitor." Nik snarled. "So is his daughter Bailey Adams."

Silence fell over the pack.

"That's not true." The woman who came forward shouted. "Please tell me it's not true." The teary eyed woman looked at Grant.

"Grant himself has admitted it." Nik replied.

He nodded to one of the guards. The guard came forward and kicked the back of his knees, making Grant kneel down, his head bent in resignation to his impending fate.

"Confess." Nik's voice rang, his wolf more present than ever.

It made sense, even if the human side will betray the Alpha, the wolf side will never. And my making his wolf come forward, Nik was pressuring Grant??s wolf to tell the truth.

"I kept the Mystic Lupus pack updated on everything that happened here." Grant spoke and his eyes widened as if he had no idea why he just said that.

And then suddenly, Nik's blood began humming, his wolf just behind his skin and his eyes darkened, turning into obsidian black, announcing the presence of his wolf.

His blood hummed louder and louder and then he roared out a growl, making the entire back fall down to their knees.

Dimitri, Vladimir, Sofiya and Andrei were kneeling too. I had an inch that Vladimir felt the power because Nik was his King and not because he was his Alpha. This was his vampire side that compelled him to bend the knee.

The entire pack was kneeling, their heads bowed down in submission. Only Nik and I remained standing. I felt the need to kneel down but it was more of my submissive human side, my wolf wanted to stand proudly besides her mate.

When I looked closely, I saw few people didn't exactly have their heads bowed down. They looked like they were...twitching?

who has had contact with other packs without my explicit command, come

stood up and started walking forward,

their wolves were

what shocked me was that Vanessa and Adrian also stepped head. I

on the them. After I imagined them, I imagined then walking back, in their previous position

opened my eyes and saw the

and people looked shocked to see that they were kneeling and quickly stood

shock too. The kids looked

a minute later, all seven people that

punishment?" A woman

Nikolai replied, point

are going to kill my mate, kill me too." She walked up to her mate and stood besides him, holding his hand. They were looking at each other, probably talking through mind-link and then the man nodded, a

the hand of a pup



would do but he didn't even flinch. I couldn't

willing to kill your child because of your treacherous mate?" Nik asked

She stuttered, clutching the hand of the shocked looking pup. He looked at

the woman who didn't have the right to be a mother. I searched for what Nik felt about

I smiled, looking at the


woman to try and stop the kid. She loosened

what your father

slowly shook his

our Alpha." I said softly and

you think that is right?" I asked

He shook is head.

help me?'?I

course, what can I

initiation, I want you to do it again. Family or betraying the pack.' I

Luna.'?He replied and walked up to Finn, putting his hand on his head and then murmured something

want him to grow up resentful of the pack and Nik??who had ordered his parents to be killed. I knew that scorned hearts are the ones who seek vengeance first. And this was his age that he would

a movie

their hands and were slowly walking towards Nik and I. We had our backs away from them and were happily

his parents and his Alpha and Luna who would soon be dead in his parents hands. I could feel the dilemma about

through their way to us. Finn tried to stop them but they

father, please, no!" He cried but they didn't

I knew what would happen if Finn didn't take the right step and I wouldn't be able to

only a couple of steps away from us and he only stood there, looking

Three steps.

let out

Two steps.

no!" He begged,

last step.?I held my breath. Please

Nik turn around just in time to catch a glimpse

opened his teary eyes and looked at us, breathing a breath of relief. Then he glanced back to look at his parents and saw

look at me. "What will

to be punished." I said softly to the scared

them food for one day?" He frowned,

did he

should I handle

Finn should die with us. We are his parents. His?family!"?His mother interjected. The father remained silent, looking at the

And the mates that want to accompany these traitors are welcome. I will not tolerate any form of betrayal. And the

"Kneel." His voice thundered.

I knew what was to come and this time, I didn't shy

front of each person,


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