Chapter 8 - Enslaved By The Alpha


My fear has doubled since a few hours ago after learning that there is a chance that my mate is going to sell me to another alpha. At least with him, I knew that I disgusted him so much that he didn't even want to touch me, but I'm not so sure that I'll be lucky with the other alpha if he decides to purchase me from him.

But what if there is a chance that he's easier to convince to release me so that I can return to my family? Would he let me go if I told him that my family would gladly reward him for my safe return?

There are so many endless possibilities, but all I want is to go home to my family.

Three maids walk in then, and it's the first time any of them have ever looked at me directly, "we have come to wash you."

To wash me?

"I don't need you to do that," I disagree. "I can bathe myself."

They shook their heads at me, "it's our order to wash you, so we must do it, with or without your consent."

My jaw clenches, and I let them untie me and take me to the bathtub. It's filled with roses and bubbles; it looked nicer than what I expected to be given a bath in from someone as heartless as my mate.

When the bath is over, they dress me in a long sheer white dress that reveals too much of my body. My bra covers my breasts, but the white thong barely covers anything. How can I be seen in something like this?

When we exit the room, he's waiting right in front of the door for me. His eyes trail down my body, and I'm filled with a strong desire to slap him once more.

"Aren't you ashamed of yourself?" I ask him. "Is this how you want your mate to dress in front of other men? Are you so happy to let men see me like this?"

For the first time since I've met him, I see a flash of possessiveness enter his gaze, but he quickly disposes of it and takes my hand in his. "I've thought that we've made it clear to each other that other people should not know we are mates? It isn't very comfortable for me. I thought that it was embarrassing to you as well? You have a funny way of reminding me about our relationship for someone that hates me so much."

I swallow my hatred for him and follow him out into another room that's packed with people. Did he make me wear this humiliating dress so that he could sell me for a reasonable price? Was he trying to make me look appealing to my buyers? The thought of that makes me sick to my stomach. Could he do anything else to make me hate him more than I already did?

All eyes are on me, and I'm frustrated to see that so far, I know absolutely no one inside of here. I thought that I would at least see one person that could come to my aid, but I was out of any luck. These people were complete strangers, every single one of them. They are all talking in hushed whispers; the women, that is. The men were loud and filling the room with laughter.

A group of ten men enters then, and I know immediately that they are his guests. These men are big but none as large as my kidnapper. They walk with confidence and I know that this isn't their first time meeting each other.

"Alpha Kane." One of the men greets my mate.

Alpha Kane? Was that my mate's name? Should I know that name from somewhere? Was there anyone by the name of Kane that my brothers have ever warned me about? I didn't think so. I should remember, but I can't. I want to kick myself for having such a bad memory. Kane looks my way, and I can see that he's testing my reaction to finally learning his name. He wants to know if his name has given his identity away to me. I'm sure he will be happy to know that it hasn't, not even in the least.

"Thanks for joining us tonight, Alpha Ben." He tells him. So this was the alpha he was planning on selling me to. My earlier fears have turned out to be accurate; this alpha may even be worse to me than the current one that has held me captive.

The creepy Alpha's eyes reluctantly go towards me, and I want to puke from the unmistakable lust in his eyes. "Who is this lovely lady by your side?"

Kane rubs his hand down my back, and I shoot him a glare, "she's a gem that I found recently, and the good news is that she's up for sale. . . If you're interested."

"Really?" Alpha Ben asks with new interest. "I thought that someone with this face and body would have captured your soul Kane, but yet again, you're gifting me another beauty. She's the best I've seen yet, and I'm willing to pay any amount for her. Just name the price."

Anna joins his side while Ben continues to stare at me. I want to beg Kane to let me stay with him, but I don't want to give him that satisfaction. Maybe that's exactly what he wants, for me to beg him to let me stay. He's just that sick in his head. He will do anything that he can to bring me to my knees.

I'm not happy when he wraps his arms around Anna and pulls her in for a long kiss, "now this woman isn't for sale; she's too precious to me."

Anna beams at him and gives me a smirk. She's happy to know that the monster favors her over me.

How can he be this cruel? Not only was he planning on selling me, but he had to make it clear that he cared for that woman in front of me? Why does he hate me so much? He knows exactly what that would do to my heart, to the wolf inside of me that's still waiting for him to acknowledge her.

Ben doesn't even spare Anna a look; he's too busy gazing at my half-naked body. Back at home, a man would lose his hands for even looking at me this way. I've always been unhappy with how protective my family has been of me, but now I know just how much they've kept me safe by being overprotective.

If I had listened to my brothers and stayed at home, I might have still been safe today.

One of Kane's men says something to Alpha Ben, and he smiles almost immediately.

"I'll take her even for that price." He tells Kane.

My heart drops, and I can't help but look at him in disbelief. Is he really going to let me go like this?

I close my eyes in disgust when Ben grabs me by my waist and pulls me to his side.

This can't be happening. . . It can't.