Alpha Nocturne’s Contracted Mate Chapter 130

Alpha Nocturne’s Contracted Mate by A E Randell

Chapter 130 A Judgment Will Have Been passed

As soon as Allen had broken the news, Adam and Ann finished their breakfast and made their way across to where the Dark Moon Elders were waiting.

Adam and Ann gave them a brief rundown of the events that had transpired and waited eagerly for them to convey the details of the missive from the Enclave that requested their attendance.

The Royal Enclave’s Elders had obviously been busy since Narcissa and Ada’s arrest as they had brought the trial forward to this afternoon.

After a brief discussion about smaller matters within the pack, the meeting was adjourned to enable Ann and Adam to make their way to the Enclave.

After informing Lexi and Allen of the tight schedule, they made a few last-minute arrangements at the pack house for the day’s schedule before making their way out to where the car waited at the front of the house.

The journey was tense with Lexi sitting next to Allen and doing her utmost to irritate him with subtle movements and teasing remarks as they chatted casually.

Allen had sat rigidly next to her, not responding to her touch, or her remarks, just staring stoically ahead as if he were a soldier at attention.

Ann couldn’t help the smile that played at the corner of her lips and a quick glance at Adam revealed that he was as amused as she was with Lexi’s antics.

As soon as the car pulled to a stop, Allen was the first one to fling the door open and clamber out quickly. Lexi t*ittered to herself, throwing a wink at Ann and Adam as she followed him and sidled up next to him, invading his personal space quite spectacularly.

“For Goddess’s sake, will you please behave yourself! Do you have any idea where you are?!” Allen hissed furiously.

Lexi stared back at him with wide doe-like eyes and a perfect picture of innocence plastered on her face as she fluttered her eyelashes at him.

“Well, of course I do my little furry friend.” She purred, “It’s not every day a little hybrid like me comes to such a big and scary place.”

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She paused as an evil glint appeared in her eyes, before reaching out quickly and hugging his arm tightly against her chest as Allen froze in horror at the sudden contact.

“Won’t you keep me safe here? I’m sure such a big strong boy like you can make even the strongest creatures scream in the dark…” she trailed off suggestively as she licked her lips and looked up at him through her lashes.

Ann couldn’t help the chuckle that escaped as he furiously shook Lexi’s arm off and stalked away angrily. Ann was quite sure that if it was at all possible, steam would now be escaping from Allen’s ears with the pressure that Lexi was keeping him under continuously.

“Lexi, play nicely, okay? He’s a good man. Try not to take it too far.. .for my sake, please?” Ann pleaded.

Lexi sighed heavily.

“I’m only teasing.” she pouted moodily. “It’s not my fault that he’s as frigid as a scandalized matron in the 16th Century seeing one of her charges flashing a bit of ankle at the local hunk. Honestly! Anyone would think he’d never had a bit of one on one time with another woman before.”

Adam laughed lightly as they made their way through the entrance and along the corridors, with Allen still striding ahead of them a short distance away.

“Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him with a woman, you know,” Adam said quietly.

“Perhaps lie’s just waiting for his fated mate.” Ann offered, “There are some males who take it incredibly seriously Lexi…”

“Or maybe he’s into guys?” Lexi shrugged, “Maybe both, who knows? It’s not like I’d object to more than one..”

“Lexi!” Ann exclaimed in mild horror at her friends’ outspoken nature.

“What? It’s not like I’m interested anyway. He’s just fun to tease. Let me have my fun if I’m going to be cooped up with these drooling, hormonal, furballs for the foreseeable future..” She snapped as she stalked off ahead, keeping far enough in front of Adam and Ann that she did n’t have to continue the conversation, and close enough to Allen so that she could still secretly admire the view of his backside and the stubborn set of his shoulders.

“Well… I think that takes the top spot on the list of conversations that I never thought I’d be having in the corridors of the Roal Enclave.” Ann grimaced as she raised her eyebrows toward Adam.

He laughed lightly and squeezed her hand as they rounded the last corner before they arrived at the huge double doors that led to the courtroom.

“So what now? Do we knock or…?” Lexi asked impatiently as Allen rolled his eyes and tutted loudly.

“We wait, is what happens.” Allen snapped, “Can’t you keep your voice down?” He hissed in hushed tones.

“Huh. Can’t say I’ve ever had that complaint from a man before.” Lexi shrugged. “What’s the big deal anyway? Mandatory silence is required or some similar archaic rules?”

“It’s a matter of respect! These halls are sacred! Do you have any idea how revered these elders are that sit in these trials?” Allen whisper-shouted back at her.

“Nope, can’t say I do… and unless you’re going to f*orc*e me to keep quiet, it’s not gonna happen. I can offer you some fun suggestions on how you can do that if you like?” Lexi fired back with a wicked grin.

Before Allen could explode the double doors behind them opened slowly and a voice called out to them.

“Princess Ann Nocturne, formerly Veritas, and your companions, we the Royal Elder Council bid you welcome. You may enter and take a seat to your right. Do not talk unless you are called to do so, otherwise, we will have you forcibly removed, do we make ourselves clear?” Lexi rolled her eyes and nodded begrudgingly as Allen glanced across at her smugly whilst Ann and Adam murmured their a*s*sent. “Then please, enter. Thank you for coming. There is much to go over today but I can a*s*sure you that by the time the hearing is closed today, a judgment will have been passed.”

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