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His Rejection, His Loss Novel Read Online - With all pack members being present and bearing witness, I, Leland Killian White, son of Beta Russell White hereby reject you Fiona Beau Macleod, daughter of Gamma Ferguson as my mate. I remembered what happened minutes ago. Will you be my mate Rhian? Leland asked, his eyes quivering with raw emotions. I froze in shock as my heart shattered into countless pieces. I thought my mate is not supposed to love anyone but me. Tears welled up in my eyes.

Fiona, I've made a promise to Rhian from childhood that she's going to be my mate when she comes of age, and this is not just an agreement, I love Rhian, he said, staring at her affectionately. Why? He scoffed, "because you are weak, he said flatly. "Of what use can a weakling like you be to me? Accept the rejection, Fiona! He flared as he clenched his fists and veins started throbbing in his neck. His words echoed in my mind, and the pain emanating from my wounded heart intensified with each passing second, threatening to consume me completely. I accept your rejection of me as your mate, I said as a tear dropped down my cheeks. 

His Rejection, His Loss Novel Read Online

Fiona

Today was Rhian's coming-of-age party. Being the Alpha's only heir, Alpha Shaw was throwing a huge party for the entire pack in her honor. I can't say I'm excited about that because we aren't exactly buddies, she has never liked me for as long as I can remember, she's always giving me a nasty look.

I am super excited about one thing tonight, Leland is finally going to make our relationship public and mark me as his mate. Leland is the most handsome guy in our entire pack, and he is super strong too. That's not a surprise though, considering is the Beta's son and next in line to be Beta.

I myself I'm also a Gamma's daughter, but not next in line to be Gamma. I'm fine with that, given that my wolf is not exactly strong for a Gamma, so the role would go to my sister Stella, I don't have an issue with that at all.

Leland and I have been together for months now after we found out we were destined mates, but we had kept things on the low. Personally, I would have loved our relationship to be known to everyone a long time ago, but he insisted we wait for the right time.

"Fiona! We are going to be late!" My best friend Tamara yelled from downstairs.

I looked at myself in the mirror one last time to make sure everything was in place. My hair was neatly packed into a bun without a single strand out of place and adorned with diamond hair pins which Leland got for me when he came back from a trip. I wore a straight purple gown made of ethereal fabric that flowed down in a clean, unbroken line and wore a pearl and diamond bracelets on my hand and one diamond leg chain on my left ankle.

"The guys are so gonna be all over you," Tamara said as I came down the stairs. "You look like a goddess babe."

"Thanks," I replied, smiling. My relationship with Leland was even kept a secret from my bestie. Even though I felt bad about it I just wanted everything to be special like Leland said it would.

"Let's go, we don't want to be late," she said, swinging her car keys in her finger. I took the gift from the dining table my dad asked me to present to Rhian because he had somewhere to be and was going to come late.

As soon as we arrived at the banquet hall, a hush fell over the hall as all eyes were on me stripping me undressed.

"Told ya the guys were gonna be all over you," Tamara teased, as she winked at me and smiled. I smiled back shyly as I was not used to this kind of attention. "Have fun," she said as she went over to her boyfriend and mate, Travis.

Seeing Tamara with her mate made me too happy, as I know soon enough I won't have to hide my relationship with Leland anymore.

A few minutes later the party started officially as everyone danced to the music blaring from the speakers. Leland walked in, in finely tailored blazers and trousers, underneath the blazers, he wore a dress shirt that was a soft shade of lavender. I was super excited at his arrival and I waved at him as I mouthed 'Hi'.

"Having fun?" Tamara asked as she handed me the beverage.

"Yea," I replied absentmindedly.

Tamara pursed her lips, "give me a sec," she said, as she went over to the counter. When she got back, she handed me the drink, "Just a little liquid courage."

About thirty minutes into the party, Leland walked over to where I was as he stared at me with those emerald eyes, he stretched out his hand, "Would you like to dance?" He asked.

"Sure I'd love to," I replied shyly, as I put my hand in his and accepted his invitation. My heart was pounding in my chest so hard I felt everyone could hear it as all eyes were on me as we moved towards the dance floor.

Leland placed his hand on my waist as I placed mine on his shoulders as we danced to the music, our body moved gracefully in harmony. He stared at me so lovingly with his emerald green eyes that were so irresistible, and for a moment nothing mattered as I leaned in for a buss.

"Not now baby doll," he said, "You don't want to ruin the surprise do you?" He asked and a small smile formed on his lips. I smiled back as I shook my head indicating no.

No matter what happens tonight, one thing is certain for sure… I was one of a lucky girl.

"I'm going to make an announcement in a few minutes," he whispered and I saw the sparkle in his eyes.

It was time for the Alpha to have a dance with his daughter Rhian and everyone left the dance floor.

Leland went to the other end of the hall to meet his dad and I went over to Tamara.

"That was terrific!" Tamara said, referring to my dance with Leland. "Although, I don't like Leland, but you guys have insane chemistry together. One would think you guys are mates," she added.

"We are mates," I mumbled under my breath.

"What did you say?"

I shrugged. "Nothing." I collected the beverage in her hand and took a sip. "You and Travis have insane chemistry too," I said in a lame attempt to change the topic.

"I know," she replied happily. "It's called the mates chemistry, different from the regular," she said beaming at me.

Rhian and her dad eventually stopped dancing and she began dancing with Leland as she swayed her waist seductively. With every swirl and spin they took, they got the attention of everyone present.

"They look good together," I overheard a pack member say.

I was a bit jealous, being that Leland is my mate and all, but I brushed the jealousy away. Besides, Leland had assured me that they are just friends, when I asked him about his relationship with Rhian.

"We've been childhood friends, she's more like a sister to me," that was his reply each time. "You've got absolutely nothing to worry about."

The music gradually faded into a soft melody, as the lights in the hall dimmed, focusing solely on Leland and Rhian. There was a hushed silence in the hall as everyone looked in their direction.

Leland took a step backward as he slowly sank to one knee, and brought out a small box from his pocket.

I furrowed my brows in confusion, as I stared at them. I slowly walked towards them in the center of the hall.

"Will you be my mate Rhian?" He asked, his eyes quivering with raw emotions.

I froze in shock as my heart shattered into countless pieces, each one piercing my chest with an agonizing pain as I stood there motionless. My eyes, once filled with hope and anticipation, now widened in shock and disbelief as I gazed at him unable to tear myself away from the scene unfolding before my eyes.

"Yes!!" Rhian squealed, as tears of joy glistened in her eyes as Leland put the ring on her finger.

The reality of the situation hit me like a puff of wind, causing me to take an involuntary step back as my heart raced, trying to process the unexpected turn of events.

My whole world came crashing down in front of my eyes. My mind raised with a whirlwind of thoughts, as I questioned the depths of our mate bond.

What's happening?

I thought my mate is not supposed to love anyone but me. How can he just disregard our bond like it meant nothing? All these thoughts ran in my mind all at once as tears welled up in my eyes.

I mustered up the courage and walked up to him, but he simply ignored me and went up to where Alpha Shaw, Rhian's dad, was seated.

"Greetings Alpha," he said as he bowed and knelt down on one knee, "I'd like to seek your permission to mark your daughter Rhian," he said as he stared into her eyes affectionately, the same way he always stares at me or so I thought.

His words echoed in my mind, and the pain emanating from my wounded heart intensified with each passing second, threatening to consume me completely.

"No!!" I screamed, as my voice echoed in the hall and everyone turned in my direction. I clasped my head with my trembling hands, "This cannot be… This cannot be…" I mumbled under my breath.

"No!" My wolf, Tris, screamed in my head also which led to a low growl on my end. She was hurting more badly than I ever was, she couldn't bear the thought of our mate rejecting us after all the promises made and choosing another.

"What about her?" Alpha Shaw asked, referring to me.

"Her?" Leland said, as he walked towards me one of his hands behind his back and Rhian beside him, "she's just a mistake made by the moon goddess," he scoffed "Everyone here knows that I and Rhian are destined mate right from childhood," he continued and everyone nodded as if they were under some spell or something.

"W-why?" I asked softly but loud enough for everyone to hear amidst the tears rolling uncontrollably down my cheeks.

I could not believe Leland who just professed his love to me the night before while we made love could be this cold. The passion and love I saw in his eyes were different from the icy glare I was receiving.

"Why?" He scoffed, "because you are weak," he said flatly. "Of what use can a weakling like you be to me?"

I suddenly went weak in the knees and slumped on the floor as his every word pierced my heart. I was getting a look of pity and confusion from the pack members.

Some of them probably thought I was just a girl heartbroken because a guy I had been crushing on chose someone else, but none of them had the slightest idea.

"Great!" Alpha Shaw said his face beaming with smiles as he stood up from his chair clapping his hands and walked towards Leland and Rhian and hugged them.

Everyone applauded them and I felt betrayed, how can these people be so inconsiderate? Does no one care to know why I'm in the middle of the banquet hall crying, they were all just concerned about pleasing the Alpha and the birthday girl. Just as I was about to pick myself up and avoid further embarrassment, Rhian spoke.

"Fiona," Rhian called trying to be all nice, "whatever you think you had with Leland is just a big confusion," she said smiling sweetly as everyone fawned at her thinking she was so benevolent not knowing she was just a snake. No, she's not, she did absolutely nothing to me. The one I should be angry at should be Leland but I can't bring myself to be angry at him no matter how hard I try. Maybe this was just a big confusion like Rhian said, everything will be sorted out eventually, and Leland will definitely explain everything, this just has to be some prank, I consoled myself.

"No!" Tris screamed again in my head, "he's our mate, he's meant to be nice to us and treat us right!"

I took a deep breath as I stood up from the floor staring into Leland's emerald eyes for any clue whatsoever that this is just a prank but I found none.

"Fiona, I've made a promise to Rhian from childhood that she's going to be my mate when she comes of age, and this is not just an agreement, I love Rhian," he said, staring at her affectionately as he ran his knuckles down her cheeks.

"What about the promise you made to me?" I managed to say, my voice barely above a whisper. "Did last night mean absolutely nothing to you?" I said in-between sobs.

"What are you talking about?" He asked, trying to feign ignorance, "Let's not make this any more complicated." He looked at me with those emerald eyes, which had always looked at me with love but now it was nothing short of contempt as he spoke, "With all pack members being present and bearing witness, I, Leland Killian White, son of Beta Russell White hereby reject you Fiona Beau Macleod, daughter of Gamma Ferguson as my mate."

And that was it, the final blow, my wolf Tris tried taking control but I used the last strength in me to prevent her, I suddenly felt a lump in my throat as my voice failed me. I could not believe this was happening, Leland told me he loved me, and that was why I gave him my whole body and soul without even sparing it a thought, and now this, what's happening?

"This is definitely a dream…. It's definitely a dream," I mumbled. "Wake up Fiona," I said as I hit my hand hard on my head, in an attempt to wake up from this nightmare I staggered backward and almost tripped before Tamara held me.

"Accept the rejection, Fiona!" He flared as he clenched his fists and veins started throbbing in his neck.

"Don't accept Beau," my wolf, Tris pleaded. She's actually the only one that calls me Beau, "Please, this is all a misunderstanding, everything will be cleared soon," she assured me.

I felt extreme pain in my heart that seemed to claw at my very essence as Leland said the official words of breaking the mating bonds. With every breath I took, it felt as if someone was repeatedly squeezing my heart over and over again.

The thought of every cherished moment, every of Leland's touch while we made love, and all the memories we had intensifies the pain.

"Nothing can be done, Tris," I replied sadly. "It's over now."

"What are you waiting for?" The voice of Rhian broke my thoughts, "He doesn't love you, so why force things? Just accept the rejection and let's be done with it," she snarled.

"What is going on here?!" A familiar voice interrupted.

I turned my head to the direction the voice came from and I saw my Dad, Gamma Ferguson. I didn't expect him to be here because he told me that he had to meet with some members of another pack to form an alliance in order to strengthen our pack.

My dad was a very active member of the pack, he was rumored to have a wolf that is as strong and powerful as the Alpha. He was nicknamed "Single Bone" during his youthful days because of how fierce he was in battle. He and Alpha Shaw used to be best friends but not anymore and no one actually knows what transpired between them.

"I said what is going on here?!" He thundered. As my eyes met him, all the tears that I'd been trying so hard to hold came falling down as I ran towards him.

"Dad," I said, sobbing loudly as I hugged him tightly. He patted my back as he allowed me to cry while staring at everyone coldly.

"It's okay Beau," he said as he patted my back continuously. This was the first time my dad called me Beau. According to him the name Beau reminded him of his late wife my mom whose nickname was Beauty. Tamara walked up to us and explained everything to my Dad.

His hands tightened into a fist as he gritted his teeth and glared at Leland, it took him just a few seconds to get to where Leland was and he grabbed him by his neck, almost squeezing the life out of him as Leland gasped for breath.

"That's enough!" Alpha Shaw said, slamming his fists on the table. Everyone gasped as the tension in the room was getting high. They all shuddered in fear as two strong werewolves were about to lose their cool.

"Dad! Tell him to stop" Rhian cried out, " he's hurting Leland."

"Gamma Ferguson!" He thundered, "I order you as your Alpha to stop this instant!" My Dad simply ignored the Alpha and this infuriated Alpha Shaw the more. As I saw that this was going to end badly I walked up to my dad and held his hand.

"Let him go, Dad," I said.

"But, he…"

"It's okay Dad," I cut in, "I will be fine," I said teary-eyed. My dad let go of Leland and he fell on the floor gasping for breath as he held his injured neck and glared at me.

"Leland doesn't want your daughter, deal with it!" Rhian screamed at my dad as she tried comforting Leland.

"And he doesn't deserve her," my dad said as he cupped my chin in his hands and looked me straight in the eyes affectionately, "Cause she's pure unrefined gold," he said, smiling at me sweetly. I returned the smile even though I was hurting. But hearing my dad speak about me like that made the pain a little less painful.

My relationship with my dad has never been the best, he didn't hate me but we didn't have the usual father-daughter bond like most people. He was closer to my sister Stella, who was just a year older than me.

"Well, since she's gold, let her accept the rejection," Rhian snarled.

"She will," my dad retorted as he stared at me seeking my approval. I walked up to Leland amidst everyone.

"With all pack members being present and bearing witness, I," I sighed, taking a few deep breaths, "Fiona Beau Macleod, daughter of Gamma Ferguson Macleod accepts your rejection of me as your mate," I said as a tear dropped down my cheeks. Tamara came over to me and hugged me.

"It's okay Fiona, you will be fine," she whispered.

"Take Fiona home, Tamara," my dad said as he glared at Leland.

"Let's go," Tamara said, pulling my hand, and taking me out of the hall, towards her car in the parking lot.

She opened her car trunk and brought out a few cans of spirits and offered one to me.

"Thanks," I said as I collected the spirits even though I don't drink spirits often but at this moment I needed anything that would distract me from the sorry realities of my life. I opened the spirits and gulped it down in one go.

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I gently opened my eyes to the dimly lit room, though it was daytime no one has opened the thick drapes, the arching in my skull ebbed and flowed like a cold tide, now I understand why they call it a hangover, it feels like a balloon under my cranium was being deflated.

I stood up on my feet and the room swayed almost causing me to lose balance then I reached out to the wall for support as I went into the bathroom. I splashed cold water on my face just to feel something refreshing and instantly wish I could wash away the pains from last night.

Bang!

I heard the sound of a broken vase coming from downstairs and the voice of my sister Stella screaming. My brain felt like it would swell beyond the capacity of my skull. I splashed water on my face a few more times before heading downstairs.

"How could you do this to me, Dad?!" The voice of Stella echoed as I descended the stairs in my pajamas.

"It's the Alpha's decision, Stella," my dad said, trying to calm her down.

"I hate you, Dad!" She screamed, "You are such a coward, you can't even defend your daughter," she broke down in tears.

I didn't understand what was going on and tried searching their faces for clues but found none.

"Dad," I called out, "What's going on here?" I asked.

My dad sighed, "I- hmm…"

"He's selling off his daughter! That's what's happening," Stella interrupted. I was dumbstruck, I couldn't believe what Stella just said.

"Is what she said true?" I asked, staring at my dad.

"It's not…"

"It's the truth, Dad wants to marry me off to the ruthless Alpha of Silver Bow Pack," Stella said in-between sobs.

"Dad, please explain yourself," I said, giving him a chance to defend himself as Stella kept interrupting. I know Stella is my dad's favorite child and the thought of him wanting to marry her off to some stranger was just appalling. There had to be some logical explanation to it even though I can't phantom it at the moment, because my dad was a strong believer in being with one's mate, and he told us countless stories of how he fought with basically everyone just to be with his mate, our mum.

"It's for an alliance," my dad began, I arched my brows at him. " Remember I told you I was going to a neighboring pack to form an alliance?" He asked, looking at me.

"Yes? What has it got to do with Stella?"

My dad sighed. "The criteria for the alliance to be forged was through marriage to Silver Bow Packs Alpha. This will strengthen our alliance since both Packs have been on each other's throat since the beginning of time," he said.

I could not believe my dad would do this. I went to the kitchen to get a glass of water as I was feeling parched due to the hangover. I went back to the sitting room and I gulped down the glass of water hungrily.

"So, you decided to make your daughter marry the Alpha?! I asked, "Don't you know how ruthless he is, he is rumored to not have a soul!"

"There's no other alternative," he said.

"What do you mean no other alternative?! What about Rhian?" I suddenly went mute as I remembered the event of last night and I instantly felt a splitting pain in my head, I clasped my hand in my head, as I winced in pain, and slumped on the sofa beside me.

"Dad, why?"

"I'm not getting married to him and that's final!" Stella barked and stormed out of the house. My dad looked up at me and I could see that he was one blow away from breaking, for the first time in years I saw my dad helpless. I didn't know what to do or how to help him because I was in pain myself. I stood up gently from the sofa and went and sat beside him, I wrapped my arms around him and patted his back.

"It's okay Dad, everything is going to be fine," I said.

"Dad?"

"Uhmm..?"

"When will Stella's marriage take place?"

"Few days, I just need to finalize a thing or two," he said.

"Has the Alpha seen Stella before?" My dad looked at me obviously surprised by my question.

"No. Why?"

"Can I go in place of Stella?" I asked, my dad tilted his head quizzically.

"Why?"

"I just want to give Stella a chance at love," I said, "since it's obvious that I will spend the rest of my life without a mate, considering that I just got rejected." My dad stared at me like a nut just got loose in my brain.

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The council had come to a decision that I should go in place of my sister Stella. I stared at myself in the mirror with my hand tightly clasped as I nibbled on my lips trying to hold back the tears threatening to fall, I knew I couldn't afford to ruin my makeup. I was scared shitless. I was going to be married to the ruthless Alpha of Silver Bow Pack, that Alpha was rumored to not have a soul, so anyone in my shoes would be scared right?

"Tris?" I called out to my wolf but didn't get a response, "Oh, great, now that I need you, you are nowhere to be found," I mumbled.

I have no idea what came over me when I offered to take Stella's place. What in the world came over me? Ouch, I pinched my nose to make sure this was not a nightmare. The door to my room opened and my dad walked in, he smiled at me but I could see the sadness in his eyes.

"Dad…"

"Shhh…, everything is going to be fine," he walked up to me and opened his arm for a hug. I immediately snuggled in because that's what I needed at the moment. He squeezed his arm a fraction tighter and my body melted in his as I breathed slowly and every muscle in my body lost its tension.

"I love you so much Dad," I said, trying so hard not to cry.

"I love you too, Fiona," he replied as he patted my back. "It's time to go," he said, releasing me from his embrace.

The wedding was being held in the pack house garden in the enchanting embrace of the moonlit evening which provided a captivating view of the breathtaking moonrise. At the end of each seated aisle, delicate jasmine-scented candles gracefully hung from tree branches, casting a soft glow in the moonlight. The aisle itself was adorned with a carpet of white leaves, extending as far as my eye could see.

Alpha Shaw alongside the pack's council members, and a few pack members were present. Seated beside them were people whom I suspected were pack members of Silver Bow Pack.

I slowly walked to the aisle as my wedding gown flowed effortlessly, it was made of layers of ethereal chiffon that swirled with each step I took. The neckline of the gown gracefully framed my collarbones, while the sheer sleeves cascaded down my arms. If not for the situation in which I'm getting married I would have loved my gown.

I suddenly heard giggling and I turned my head to the direction it was coming from and my eyes met with Rhian and Leland, I felt a pang of pain in my heart as I watched them being all over themselves, I immediately averted my gaze, and my eyes met with my sister Stella, who was sitting behind a guy.

"Thank you," she mouthed, as she squeezed the hand of the guy sitting beside her, whom I suspected to be her boyfriend.

I stood awkwardly by myself in the aisle for close to five minutes. A normal wedding is supposed to have the groom waiting up for the bride right? But in my case, I was waiting for my groom and he was nowhere to be found. The guests were already starting to make side-talks about me being rejected for the second time in less than a month. It was getting really embarrassing, I could not even raise my head up to look at anyone.

Just when I made up my mind to run away and never look back, the aura in the garden changed instantly, I looked up and was instantly dazed by who I saw.

"He's here!" Tris squeaked excitedly.

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