Mated in the Shadow of my Sister Chapter 17

Mated in the Shadow of my Sister Chapter 17

Chapter 0017

(Lily POV)

As I walked back to the packhouse after the fight with James, Rose was silent. That left me alone with

my own thoughts and feelings, which I appreciated. I needed time to process.

I do not understand what just happened, much less why it happened, and I definitely do not know how to

feel about the whole thing.

On one hand, my heart feels broken. Shattered, really.

Despite James‘ comments to the contrary, I have never wanted or expected to be mated to him. In fact,


you had asked me yesterday to give you a list of ten males that I would be happy to be mated to, James

would not have been on the list. Heck, he probably would not have made a list of twenty males either.

At the same time, I had always dreamed of being with my mate, and James was….



I have fantasized about finding my mate since I was young, perhaps as early as 8 or 9 years old. I think all

werewolves do, do they not? At least the females?

For me, I thought finding my mate would mean finding someone who would love me, and who would

treat me as though I was important. I longed for that… especially after my world was flipped upside down

after Stephanie died.

Until this morning, I could only imagine what it would feel like to be loved and appreciated by a mate.

Now, thanks to the short encounter with James, it is no longer something that I have to imagine. I now

know very well what it feels like to be looked at with love, and what it feels like to be treated as though you are important and valuable.

It is cruel twist of fate that I now know what it feels like, because the look in James‘ eyes was not for me;

James thought he was looking at my sister. How I wish that I had never seen the look of love in James‘

eyes. After all, if I had not seen the look in his eyes, I would not know what I lost when he realized who I

really was.

Meanwhile, do not even get me started on that kiss. It was my first kiss… not in six years but ever. I

desperately wish that I did not know how good it felt to kiss James. Then my body would not be craving

him right now, begging for me to turn around, run back to him, and wrap myself in his arms.

Just the fact that my body craves James right now makes me angry. No, not just angry. I feel angry,

bitter, and thirsty for revenge. I also feel desperate to prove to James, my parents, and everyone else in

I do not like feeling this way. I would almost prefer the heartache over the anger.

Of course, it may not matter that much. I am unlikely to get revenge any time soon. One of the biggest

barriers to getting revenge and proving everyone wrong is that no one believes that I am me.

I still cannot wrap my head around the fact that so many pack members, including my own f—-ng mate,

have not recognized me. I was just here for Stephanie’s birthday memorials around nine months ago.

Why did I not have these troubles back then? Surely I have not changed that much in nine months.

“You have changed more than you realize, Lily. It is not so much how you look, but how you carry yourself. Nine months ago, you looked down and did not dare to look anyone in the eye. You dressed in baggier clothing. You acted timid and scared. You carry yourself different now because you are much 

stronger. You may not realize it, but it impacts how the wolves around you perceive you.”

“Whoa — What are you doing listening to my internal thoughts, Rose? You know that it creeps me out

when you do that, especially without telling me. Common courtesy is that we do not listen to one.

another’s thoughts without permission.”

“I know and I am sorry, Lily, but after the letter you wrote to the Moon Goddess and what happened with James back there, I was worried about you. You have made so much progress since we went to medical school in Red Rock, I do not want to see you begin to doubt yourself again. You are a wonderful human and I am lucky that the Moon Goddess decided to pair us together.”

I wipe a tear from my eye. It is the first one that I have let fall since realized that James was my mate.

Mated in the Shadow of my Sister

Mated in the Shadow of my Sister

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Status: Ongoing Released: 12/21/2023 Native Language: English
"Mated in the Shadow of my Sister" is a novel that explores complex relationships, secrets, and the intertwining lives of characters, set against a backdrop of familial bonds. The narrative delves into themes of love, rivalry, and self-discovery, unfolding in the shadows cast by a prominent sister figure.  

Mated in the Shadow of My Sister

James Anderson lost his future mate and luna, Stephanie, during a rogue attack. Stephanie's death left his entire pack in mourning; her death anniversary was even declared a pack holiday.Five years later, James discovers that Stephanie's younger sister Lily is his mate. But how can that be? Wasn't Stephanie supposed to be his mate? And would his pack even accept Lily as his mate and Luna—many have always blamed Lily for Stephanie's death, because Stephanie died trying to save Lily. For her part, Lily has lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister for years. She knows very well that pack members and her parents wish that it was Lily that died that day instead of Stephanie. Lily had looked forward to the day that she would meet her mate and finally feel important to someone.Discovering that her mate is James is Lily's worst nightmare, especially when James reacts poorly to the discovery. Lily decides that she is unwilling to live in Stephanie's shadow any longer. She will not spend the rest of her life with a mate who wishes she was someone else. She rejects James, who all too quickly accepts the rejection.Soon afterwards, horrifying truths come out and James immediately regrets letting Lily go. He sets out to get Lily back and right the wrongs that have been done. But is it too late? Will Lily find love with James, or with someone else?


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