From somewhere above my head, loud music began to play, and I could hear the distant hum of hundreds of voices chatting excitedly. Suddenly the music stopped, and the murmur of voices slowly faded into silence.
A woman’s voice loudly boomed out, which I quickly recognised as Rachel’s. A loud knock on the door made me jump, and I spun around to see Beta Adam poking his head around the edge of the door.
“It’s time. Are you ready?” he asked gently.
I nodded silently and followed him out of the small room and up a shorter flight of metal steps that led out onto one of the side wings by the stage. I could see Rachel standing in the middle of the stage, addressing her audience loudly through a microphone. She was wearing a rose gold coloured silk suit ensemble with her famous black high heels, and her long black hair was down and poker-straight. I took my place in the wing of the stage and waited for my cue.
“Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Bluemoon packhouse. I want to thank you all for taking the time in attending this ceremony on the bonding and uniting of Xavier Black and Leah Norwood. Here, you will witness the completion of their bonding and watch them accept the Title of Alpha and Luna. Without further ado, let me introduce you to your Alpha, Xavier Black.”
The sound of Xavier’s name made my head snap up, and my nerves all but disappeared. I watched as Xavier walked slowly out from the opposite wing and joined his mother on the stage. Pecking her gently on the cheek, he took the microphone from her and proceeded to continue with his speech. I closed my eyes and began to breathe slowly, restraining myself from running out on to the stage towards my Mate.
“Yes, thank you guys and girls for coming here today for what is and what will be an incredibly special occasion. I always knew that my forever Mate was out there somewhere, and every time I heard Leah’s name being mentioned by her parents, I always knew that there was something special about her. It wasn’t until I finally laid eyes on her at the garden party, d...