Mated in the Shadow of my Sister Chapter 23

Mated in the Shadow of my Sister Chapter 23

Chapter 0023



(A few hours earlier)

(Lily POV)

On the rest of our way back to the packhouse, Rose and I worked out the details of our plan to leave West Mountain Pack for good. The plan was that we would leave right after Stephanie’s memorial events; this was to school anyway. Then, just before

when most pack members would expect us to leave to go! we crossed the border, we would say the necessary words to reject the pack. With that, it would be a

done deal and no one could stop us.

Given my age and the lack of financial reliance on my parents, we would not have to come back to the

West Mountain Pack unless or until we wanted to. To avoid becoming rogue, we would need to join

another pack relatively quickly, but I had developed a good relationship with several Red Rock pack

members, and I was hopeful that their pack would accept me. If not, Rose and I would research other

packs that might be a good fit.

As we discussed the plan, my stomach continued to have some painful knots in it, but I could not think of

a logical argument against the plan. It was eerily simple, and truthfully I was really excited about it. In

fact, Rose and I were already debating what drink I should order first on my 21st birthday.

I admit that the idea of leaving the pack permanently also felt a little bittersweet, but ultimately I knew

that Rose was right: it was not healthy for me to stay here any longer.

I have grown a lot since I went to school in Red Rock. I have become stronger emotionally, and I have learned that much of my treatment at West Mountain has been unfair and inappropriate. Despite this growth and these realizations, however, something about being here at West Mountain takes me back.

emotionally to how I used to be. I may be stronger, but I am not yet strong enough to deal with the

demons of my past. Perhaps one day I will get there, but not today.

It was about 8:00 am when I entered the packhouse. At this point, I had not eaten anything since I left Red Rock the day before. The packhouse was mostly empty, because most wolves were either off work

or busy preparing for Stephanie’s memorial events. I decided it was probably safe to go into the packhouse kitchen and snag something to eat.

I looked around to make sure no one was lurking around, and then located an apple and a banana. I put them in my backpack and started to head upstairs to the beta suite.

Unfortunately, my mother was waiting for me at the top of the stairs.

“I saw you take that fruit,” she told me. “What makes you think that you have the right to eat this

morningOn the anniversary of your sister’s death?”

I said nothing. Experience told me that there was nothing good that could come out of responding to my

mother when she gets into one of her rages.

“Do you have any idea what Stephanie is eating right now? NOTHING. She is eating NOTHING because

SHE IS DEAD. Because of you!”

With that, my mother slapped me hard across the face. I stumbled back, trying to avoid falling.

“And do you know what I had to do this morning?” my mother continued angrily. “I had to meet with Alpha Randall, Luna Jane, your father, and James to discuss James TAKING A CHOSEN MATE.”

Something in me involuntarily recoiled at the thought of James taking a chosen mate. I thought my facial. expression was subtle, but my mother noticed it immediately.



Mated in the Shadow of my Sister

Mated in the Shadow of my Sister

Score 9.9
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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