We drove through the City , but when Valen didn’t turn onto his territory , I glanced over at him . Wondering where we were going when he stopped at
the police station on the City’s main drag . ” You’re doing this now ? ” I asked as he unclipped his seatbelt . ” Yes , Officer Richard’s mind – linked and
said his son and Amber are still here . I told him to hold them until I got here , ” Valen said before getting out of the car .
I rushed to unclip my seatbelt and jumped out , and he started walking up the steps . M y heart raced in my chest at the thought of what he would do .
” You said you wouldn’t hurt him , ” I gushed , racing after him and gripping his arm . He kept walking into the building , and some officers opened the
door for him as they came out . They tipped their hats to him and continued to their patrol cars .
I shook my head and looked at Valen . ” I said I won’t , though I bloody want to . But Amber is part of your father’s pack , and Micha is joining it . So if
you want her to keep her mouth shut , I need to speak to them and Officer Richards , ” Valen explained , and I sighed a breath of relief Valen didn’t
bother speaking to anyone , h e just navigated his way around like he owned the place .
He probably did , I wouldn’t put anything out of his price range . When we came to a locked – off area . Valen tapped on the perspex window , and the
officer , who looked half asleep , jolted upright in his seat , nearly falling out of it .
He quickly reached over and hit a button , and Valen opened the door and held it open for me . He then grabbed my hand , leading me down the long
corridor before I came to some holding cells . Officer Richard leaned against one , and he stood straighter as Valen entered . Baring his neck to Valen
Amber sat in the chair behind a desk and glared at me . Valen growled at her , and she dropped her head quickly . ” Alpha , I have spoken to him ,
and he has reassured me it won’t happen again , ” Officer Richard said while shooting a glare at Amber .
” No , it won’t . I want them both kept here until after the Alpha meeting , ” Valen said before turning to
Amber ” And in cells , ” he said . Officer Richards nodded to two men , and Amber jumped up and
The noise hurt my ears as they grabbed her . They dragged her kicking and screaming toward the cell
Micha was placed in while she chucked a full – blown tantrum worse than a toddler . Valen growled and
stepped toward them before gripping her face .
” You can’t command me . You are not my Alpha , ” she sneered , and I could see his rage as his entire
body trembled and the back of his shirt ripped as he tried not to shift . Her eyes widened with fear and 1
swallowed , actually feeling bad for her despite the trouble she caused .
” Be glad I’m not because if I was , I would have stripped you of your title . But your mate is one of my
men , and if you don’t get your ass in that cell , the only place you will see him is in the forsaken territory
, ” Valen snarled at her . She gasped , and her eyes flicked to Micha in horror .
He shoved her face away , and the officers let her go . Officer Richards opened the cell , and she turned
her nose up and walked in as if she wasn’t just humiliated or embarrassed herself while acting like a fool
. Valen turned toward the cell where Micha was . He was bruised and bloody , but mostly healed from the
beating he received from Marcus . Micha cowered when Valen turned his icy glare on him .
Valen’s shirt was torn , and his skin rippled as he tried to contain himself . ” Consider yourself lucky ,
Micha , that your Luna is forgiving . You and I both know I am not . The only reason you are still
breathing is because of her , so do you have anything to say ? ” Valen asked him .
Micha turned his head toward me , stuttered out an apology , and thanked me for sparing him . I just
stared in disbelief . ” Now , either of you speaks one word of Everly being my mate to anyone . You and
your entire families will be considered a traitor and made forsaken , am I clear ?
” Amber looked at me but nodded her head . ” Take their phones and print off the ” ” custody forms , ” ”
Custody forms ? ” Amber asked , standing up . Micha growled at her , and Officer Richards glared at her
” Yes , Micha will sign all parental rights to Zoe for Casey and drop the custody battle . I expect all
relevant documentation to be filled out , signed , and filed when I return after the Alpha meeting .
” After the Alpha meeting , I am meant to b e attending , ‘ ” Tell your father you have food poisoning . I
don’t care , but neither of you will leave this cell until after .
If I hear one whisper around this City that Everly is my mate , both of you will no longer live in this City , ”
Valen said , before turning to m e . Officer Richard cleared his throat , and Valen looked at him . ” Um ,
Alpha , if Micha signs all rights away , does that mean my wife and I can’t see her either ?
It would break my wife’s heart , Alpha , ” ” I never said he couldn’t see her , but I want it all legal , so he
can’t take her from Zoe . If Zoe allows it , I don’t see an issue with any of you remaining part of Casey’s
life , and that goes for Micha . If those papers aren’t signed and sent off , and a copy waiting when I
return , I will send your son Rogue , and he will leave my City ,
that’s if I don’t decide to kill him , ” Valen warned him . ” The relevant documents will be here when you
return , Alpha . Thank you , ‘ Officer Richard said , before glaring at his son and Amber .
The other officers bared their necks , and Valen nodded before tugging me out of the room and back
down the corridor . ” Would you really make them forsaken ?
” I asked once back in the car . ” Yes , and yes , I would have killed him if you didn’t make me promise
not to , ‘ ” ” Valen answered .
He tugged off his torn shirt and tossed it in the back , before pulling away from the curb . ” Are we going
to get Valarian now ? ” Valen nodded , but by the stern steel gaze he had out the window , and the
burning rage I felt through the bond ,
I knew he was fighting with himself not to go back and tear Micha apart . Just as we were about to turn
up the street toward Valen’s place , my phone rang . Macey’s name popped up on the screen , and I
quickly answered it.