Alpha Nocturne’s Contracted Mate Chapter 108

Alpha Nocturne’s Contracted Mate by A E Randell

Chapter 108 Disappointed in the Alpha  

Adam considered Lexi’s words carefully. She was right, of course, and she had already done a thorough job of searching the places that Ann should have been, had she genuinely taken whoever had appeared in front of her car to the hospital.

With no trace of Ann on any of the security footage from the hospitals they had visited, or in the parking lots, Adam had pulled in a favor from a contact within the traffic administration system.

Allen was on his way over to review the security footage as he sat here with Lexi discussing their next move. He wanted to be out looking for her but if she managed to escape and return home, he didn’t want anyone else to be the first face that she saw.

His wolf growled possessively at the mere thought and the sound rumbled from his chest unwillingly.

Lexi flicked a sly glance toward him and a small smirk played at the corners of her mouth.

“Are you okay there loverboy?”

Adam nodded curtly at her, a little embarra*s*sed at the familiarity that she kept addressing him with, but trying not to offend her.

“Yes, sorry about that. I’m not entirely sure why, but my wolf seems to have shaken loose from whatever bound him inside of me just recently.” Adam shrugged apologetically. “His reactions can be a little, unpredictable…” Adam continued, not wanting to say that his wolf bordered dangerously on feral by all accounts.

“Interesting,” Lexi smirked with a glint in her eye.

“I’m glad you find it all so fascinating…” Adam growled back sarcastically.

He just couldn’t seem to shake the feeling that she was mocking him in some way, and it irritated him profoundly.

Lexi sighed theatrically and grinned as she stood from the couch and began perusing the books that lined the wall.

“You know, the more I think about it, the more certain I am that her stepmother and her stepsister are involved in this in some way, especially after the trial verdict,” Adam commented suddenly as he glared angrily at the wall.

Lexi paused and turned to face him again, removing a book from the shelf and flicking through the pages gently.

“I had the same thought honestly, but I don’t know what happened in there, do I? Ann was going to catch me up to speed on everything today, and now? here we are.” Lexi answered without raising her eyes from the lines of text in front of her.

Adam eyed her carefully before throwing all caution to the wind and filling her in on every little detail of the trial that he remembered. By the time he had finished, Lexi’s face seemed to have gone through every possible emotion.

“Hold on… so I take LITERALLY a week or so with my Papa to do a little investigating and catching up, and that little knob-jockey takes the opportunity to come up with the most ridiculous…” Lexi almost exploded before she stopped mid-sentence, took a deep breath as she closed her eyes and exhaled slowly.

“You know what?” She continued as her eyes flicked open and narrowed slightly, “I don’t know why I’m surprised anymore, it’s impossible to underestimate her stupidity. However, I find myself agreeing with you. It wouldn’t surprise me if they’re somehow involved…”

Lexi was interrupted by a knock at the door and Allen entered almost immediately afterward. He tried to sneak a disapproving look towards Lexi as he made his way over to Adam, but Lexi spoiled his plan by blowing him a kiss from her hand and smirking slightly.

His cheeks colored furiously and Adam f*orc*ed himself to keep a straight face as he took the USB stick that Allen offered with a raised eyebrow.

“Ahem… This is the recording of the area where Ann’s vehicle was last seen. I figured you would want to watch it yourself and then decide on a course of action.”

Adam nodded and took a seat in front of the laptop on the desk as he flicked it on and waited for it to boot up.

As frantic as his wolf was inside him to get out there and find Ann, he was going to have to learn to be patient. No good would come of him rushing headfirst into the unknown without having as much information as possible.

If Ann had been taken by Ada and Narcissa, then it meant they would very likely have to storm the palace, and if that was the case, things were going to get very messy indeed. He didn’t think that it was likely they would harm her straight away, as in his experience, there was always an ulterior motive to every public move they made.

This wasn’t a subtle attempt at kidnapping. Whether it was intentional or not, they had to need Ann for some scheme or other that they were plotting IT at least meant that she was relatively safe for the next few hours whilst Adam tried his best to figure out his next move.

No sooner had Adam clicked play, than a stream of expletives left Lexi’s mouth, causing Allen to look across at her in distaste.

Lexi pointed to the figure of what they had a*s*sumed was an addict at the front of Ann’s car and tapped the figure with her nail as they watched Ann get out and engage in a silent conversation with it.

“That’s not an addict. That’s a mimic.” Lexi sneered, “Dirty little bottom feeders… there’s a reason that they’re not allowed to cross realms.”

Adam stared at her blankly.

“I don’t know what that means Lexi. None of us here are familiar with Daemons or the realms that you speak of… this is precisely why I wanted you to consider teaching… but never mind that now. What does it mean?”

Lexi frowned thoughtfully.

“Well, I would hazard a guess to say that it’s working for someone else, because if it was an escapee or an exile, then it would be crawling around amongst the addicts and feeding on them in the middle of the night when they’re too high to notice.” She grimaced disdainfully.

“They’re capable of working for people then? Humans perhaps?” Adam questioned.

Lexi laughed ironically.

“Oh god no. They’d k*il*l them and have their bones s*tri*pped bare before they worked for them. No, they answer only to strength and power… and are obedient only to Daemon Lords…” she said as she looked at Adam meaningfully.

The significance of this wasn’t lost on Adam and he ma*s*saged the bridge of his nose in frustration.

So everything seemed to be connected to him then? Had she really been taken because of this daemon’s fascination with him?

“I know what you’re thinking Adam, but don’t. This isn’t your fault. I can guarantee that there will be some convoluted plot behind this that will make no sense whatsoever to anyone but the Daemon himself.”

“So, Ada and Narcissa might not be involved this time?” Adam asked with a frown as he watched Ann get back into her car on the screen before him, as he reached out and touched his fingers to her image.

“I didn’t say that. With what we know already and what we suspect around magick use and exposure, added to some of the information that Papa found out… then I think it’s safe to say they are involved. Narcissa, Ada, and the Daemon seem to be quite heavily involved with each other, and if they aren’t then it’s an uncanny coincidence…” Lexi answered matter of factly.

“NOW JUST WAIT A GODDAMN MINUTE!” Allen suddenly exploded from the side of Adam as he stared accusingly between the two of them. “Daemons and magick? With the Alpha Queen Consort and her daughter ? What… am I dreaming? Is this all a joke?”

He looked expectantly between the two of them and instantly noticed the guilt on Adam’s face.

Allen’s expression hardened as he stared at him. and for the first time in his life, he was disappointed in his Alpha.  

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