Chapter 5 - Wren
Wren sat on the bed in the tiny room she had in the facility. She had cried for hours, and now she was exhausted. She never expected to see the man again, let alone find him chained up in one of the cells. Her thoughts were all over the place. He had left her, and her life hadn’t been good. It still wasn’t. Her uncle was cruel, David was constantly cornering her, and the wolves were dying.
When a knock sounded at the door, she glared at it. She knew without a doubt that David was on the other side. Sighing, she rose and crossed the room, then slowly opened the door. David’s concerned face was waiting for her.
“Wren”, he said. “I heard you weren’t feeling well, and I came right away.”
“I’m sorry David”, she said. “I didn’t sleep well last night, and my leg was bothering me. I took a couple pain pills and had a nap. I’m feeling better now”, she lied.
“Well maybe you should rest a bit longer. I can get one of the men to get the blood sample I need”, he said. She immediately shook her head.
“I’m better now”, she smiled. “I was just getting ready to head there.”
“You still look pale though, and your eyes are glassy. I’m not sure it’s a good idea”, he hedged.
“The wolves are my responsibility. I take my job seriously. I wouldn’t go if I didn’t feel well enough”, she told him.
He nodded in understanding. “Fine, but come straight back here after and rest some more.”
“I will”, she sighed. “And then I’ll work on the paperwork.”
“Okay”, he sighed. “But your health is important to me. Let me know if you have more problems with that leg, I’ll take a look at it.”
“Sure”, she agreed, as she picked up her caddy once more, and forced him out of the doorway. “Enjoy the rest of your day”, she called, as she moved down the hall. She caught his frown, but ignored it, and headed back down the hall to the wing the cells were located in.
A couple minutes later, she took a deep breath, and nodded at a guard to unlock the door. As she stepped inside, the wolf’s head snapped up, and his eyes locked on her. She immediately felt like he could see right through her. He watched her closely, as she moved towards him, and set her caddy down near his feet.
“What’s your name”, he asked.
She hesitated only a minute before answering. “Wren”, she whispered.
“Such a pretty name”, he said. “My little bird”, he said affectionately.
She couldn’t help but move closer. She was surprised how much she liked hearing him call her that.
“What’s your name”, she asked, shyly.
“Paul”, he immediately revealed. She didn’t say anything, but she liked that too.
“I’m sorry I left you”, he told her, obviously upset. “You were so young, and I feared the wolves wouldn’t accept you. I had to leave you with your own kind. I searched for you over the years, but you had disappeared.”
“You looked for me”, she asked in surprise.
“Your my mate, it was my job to protect you. I failed you, and it looks like I’m gonna fail you again little bird”, he said as he glared at the chains.
“They don’t give me keys anymore”, she admitted. “I can’t get you out of here.”
“Do you have a phone, or anyway of getting a message out”, he questioned.
She shook her head. “They leave me alone if I do my job, but my uncle makes sure I can’t contact anyone.”
He nodded in understanding. “It sounds like we met at the right time”, he said. “We’ll have to work together to get out of here. Would you be willing to leave with me.”
She stared up at the man that she’d dreamed of nightly. He didn’t know that he had left her to a life of pain. She could see without a doubt how much her revelation had pained him.
“The boy you saved that night”, she said. “Is he safe?”
He grinned at her, and she instantly relaxed. “He’s fine. He found his mate, and he’s happy. He remembers you”, he told her. “He helped me look for you.”
She moved forward then, and placed her hand on his chest, right over his heart. “I’ll go with you”, she whispered. “I’ve asked the wolves here about mates. I know how it works. I want that bond, and I can already feel it when I’m with you.”
He growled, and she felt it under her hand. “I’ll get us out of here little bird. I swear to god I will.”
And she believed him.