Mated in the Shadow of my Sister Chapter 25

Mated in the Shadow of my Sister Chapter 25

Chapter 0025

“Okay, Rose. I do not think I can open my eyes again anyway. Or speak. It hurts too much.”

“I know, Lily. I am sorry. I am so sorry. I promise we will get out of here though. We will follow our plan.

Just hold on a little longer for me, okay?”


Three minutes later, I hear footsteps that I know belong to Nick and my father.

“What happened to her?” my father asks. If I did not know any better, I would think that he is outraged

about what he is seeing.

“Mother said she saw her fall down the stairs.”

I feel someone pull back my blanket… or is it my shirt?

“How would she get marks like these from falling down the stairs?” my father asks.

“Mother said she was carrying plates of food. Perhaps the plates cut her?”

“Nick, look at these marks. What you just said does not make any sense. These marks look like they

were left intentionally.”

“I know, Father, but Mother was the only one here, and she was pretty adamant that that is what

happened. Maybe after she fell, Lily intentionally cut herself?”

“Like a suicide attempt?”

“Maybe? It cannot be easy for her to be here on Stephanie’s death anniversary. The guilt has to be eating. her alive, especially now that she is an adult and can really appreciate the consequences of her actions

back then.” 1

“Maybe…” my father says, in a voice that tells me that he is not at all convinced.

For a brief moment, my heart starts to fill with hope and joy. From what I have heard of this conversation, my father is horrified at how badly I have been hurt; he is not aware of the abuse that my mother has been inflicting on

me; and he doubts that I have tried to commit suicide. Perhaps my father does still love me, at least a little bit?

Sadly, any hope I have quickly gets destroyed by the next part of their discussion.

“Nick, we cannot take her to the memorial service like this. She will be a distraction and take away from

the attention that should be on Stephanie today.”

“I know, but James was pretty adamant. Maybe we can wrap her in a black blanket that will hide most of

the injuries?”

“Do you know why James is acting so weird with respect to Lily today? I do not understand it. Who cares

if Lily is at the memorial.”

“I do not know. I agree that he has been acting strangely all day, though. He even told me that he thought you all gave him the ultimatum so that you could force him to marry Lily.”

My father gasps, and then starts laughing. “He thought what?”

1 am not kidding. It was the strangest conversation. I have not laughed that hard in a long time.”

“I would never be that cruel as to demand James marry Lily. Lily does not have what it takes to be Luna, and she could never live up to the kind of Luna that Stephanie would have been. Lily needs to go and find

a nice warrior or Omega to marry.”

“Or a human,” Nick suggests.

“Yeah, or a human. A human could probably accept her more easily than anyone around here. A werewolf

male would only see her as a burden.”

I feel my heart break in pieces for the second time in one day.

Nick and my father’s conversation does not necessarily surprise me… but suspecting that this is what

they think about me versus hearing first–hand that this is what they think about me are two different

things. The latter is fair more painful.

I suddenly feel a blanket being draped over me. I am then lifted into the air.

I guess I am going to Stephanie’s memorial.

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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