Doc laughs at Valarian , who excitedly bounces the balls of his feet as the doctor points to the two
beating sacs .Yet I couldn’t sit still .This was too much information to process .I expected one .
Was it hot in here ? I tug at my tie , and Everly reaches for my hand when I stand up .I was overheating .
Doc falls silent again .He squirts more jelly on her belly , turning the screen away for a second , he clears
his throat , and tugs on the collar of his shirt .
I stop my pacing and notice him becoming a little nervous as he moves the device .
Valarian was babbling happily about the twin brothers he thinks he will have .His nervousness had me
uncomfortable .Why did he turn the screen away ? Doc , is everything alright ? " I asked , now suddenly
frightened something was wrong with my twins I wasn’t expecting .
"Maybe you should take a seat , Alpha , " Doc says , and I froze .
Something was wrong .I glance at Everly , and her fear is just as bad .
Everly leans up on her elbows to look at Doc .
"Take a seat , " Doc says he motions toward the chair Yet now he had me panicking .
I didn’t necessarily want twins , but the thought of something being wrong with them made my heart race
faster and my stomach dropped .I shake my head .
"Just spit it out , Doc , " I snap , becoming annoyed .
"It appears I was wrong about there being twins ." I clutch my hair and let out a breath .
"Oh , thank the goddess , " I sighed .
"It’s not twins ? " Valarian asks , pouting .
"No , I found another heartbeat ! " I nod along at his words : Thank god I wasn’t looking forward to never
sleeping again .
"What ! "
Everly shrieks , "but I saw two sacs ."
Doc holds his hands out in an apologetic gesture .
I know she was outraged , but this was a good thing , I planned for one .
"I was wrong ; I found another so you’re having triplets , "Doc and I blink .I says , must have heard that
"Triplets , " I murmur , looking at Doc and he turns the screen .
"Yep , Everly is five weeks along and baby A , B , and this one Baby C was hiding behind the other .I
thought it was a shadow . "
Doc says while pointing at the screen , My vision tunneled and his words faded away along with the
I fainted ! My head pounded as I opened my eyes to Everly’s worried face hovering above me .
She taps my face with her hand before sighing .
"Thank god , and why are you fainting ? You don’t have to carry them ? " she laughs .
"Please tell me that was a dream .Are we having a litter ? " I mumble incoherently .
"Ah , no , there are definitely three .We finished the scan while you were ah … napping , " Everly says ,
holding up the scan .I snatch it off her and peer up at it .
"I will give you both a moment , " Doc says , leaving the room .
"We are having triplets ! " I repeat , trying to wrap my head around that information .
I had some super sperm .I should be selling that shit ! This was a damn nightmare , and she was getting
her damn tubes tied afterward .
"Valen ? " Everly says , staring at me worriedly .Man , how embarrassing ?
"You didn’t tell anyone I fainted , did you ? Everly presses her lips in a line and shakes her head .join
telegram for latest update "
Nope , "she says , but I could feel her lie .
"Who did you tell ? "
"Marcus , you were out for about ten minutes .I thought I was going to have to carry you back to the car ,
" she says and I huff .
Great , he would never let me live it down .
"Did you tell him why ? "
"No , Doc said it was too early .Best not to announce it until I hit 12 weeks ."
That makes sense , but I knew Valarian would blab to the girls .His excitement was kind of annoying , yet
also contagious .
I look at the small scan in my hand before getting to my feet .
"Give me your keys .I am driving , "
Everly says , holding her hands out for them .
I reluctantly give them to her before following her out to the car .
What the heck was I going to do with triplets ? I pictured one baby , and I ended up with a damn litter !
Well , almost .
My head was spinning the entire way home .
Valarian was chatting away happily about his baby brothers .
Please , Moon Goddess , be boys .He would be on the warpath otherwise .
Valarian was already picking out names and they haven’t even got a brain yet ! Literally , a heartbeat ,
and that is it .
She was only five weeks pregnant , so we still had 35 weeks left .
"Are you alright ? " Everly asks me .
I swallowed .
Mentally , I prepared myself for one , but now there would be three .
"Yep , fine , "
I tell her , a little embarrassed that I fainted on her .
Thankfully , the drive home was uneventful , but I had so much to do tomorrow .
Marcus and I were going to visit Nixon tomorrow .
Everly told me her plans over dinner .
She was meeting with her father’s accountant and checking over some business accounts , both us were
going to busy .
I had just put Valarian to bed when I heard Everly curse from the living room .
Walking out , she turned the news up , What is it ? "
I ask , but she holds a finger to her lips when I see Nixon was in some sort of conference meeting with
one of the news channels .
I move toward the couch and sit beside her .She turns it up a little more .
So this is why Nixon didn’t want to meet today .
He was doing damage control .
I growl as I watch him give some sob story , which I knew was a lie .
My father told me the real story .
He handed himself in , knowing we were onto him .
He tells the news reporter he was trying to find a cure for his sick daughter , leaving out the part he
abandoned her to her mother .
Instead , claiming she had been sick all her life , and he was trying to find a cure , that he had top leading
scientists working on a vaccine .
He knew we were going to uncover everything , and we blew our chance .
He painted himself a saint , so when this came out , he already had an explanation .
He made it look like Leah , his mate , "dumped her kids on him , including a sick baby , before running off
with another man .
"What is he doing ? He is admitting everything ? " Everly exclaims .
"Damage control .He knew he was about to be busted .Nixon covered his tracks and got those in the city
on the side ."
We listen a little more and it was clear to me this was his way of covering up .
He then says he tried to offer me the Vaccine for Emily and Ben , but I refused .He was trying to save his
reputation while destroying mine .
Everly’s phone starts ringing , and so does mine .
Pulling it out of my pocket , I see it is Marcus calling .
I quickly answer it .
"Are you seeing the news ? Nixon is being broadcasted across every station , " Marcus tells me .
"Yep , I am watching it now , "
I tell him and I hear Everly on her phone talking to someone .
It only takes me a moment before I realize it is her father .
"Dad , slow down , let me think .You need to calm down .I will think of something , "
I hear Everly tell him when the Mind – link also opens up , and my father’s voice rushes through my head
before utter chaos ensues when every pack member suddenly starts trying to alert us through the pack
Everly screams , clutching her head , and my head spins as voices flit through the open link .
Dropping my phone , I race to her before booming through the link .
"Don’t use the mind link .We are aware ! " I order my pack before shoving them .
They would give one of us an aneurysm .
I help Everly to sit on the couch before flicking the damn TV off .
John , I could hear , was calling out to her , and I looked around for her phone and found it on the floor .
Picking it up , he screeches in my ear .
"Everly , what’s going on ? Do you need me to come over ? " John says , sounding rather panicked .
"She is fine .The pack link overwhelmed her , " I tell him , moving into the kitchen .
"What is it you want ? We already know of Nixon’s bullshit interview ? "
"I rang for the same reason and also to warn her that Nixon has told me if I don’t verify this to the media ,
he was stopping Claire’s treatment , "
"Fuck ! " I curse under my breath .
I fill a glass with water , take it back to Everly , and pass it to her , watching as she sips it .
"What happens if she doesn’t get the vaccine ? " I ask .
"She will eventually turn forsaken , " John says .
"I have another dose , but it will hold it off another month .She needs that vaccine every month .I am
sorry , but I have no choice , Valen ." I growl .
He gets up there and states Nixon’s claims are valid , and it was going to cause a rift between all the
packs and the rogues .
"Wait ! You have one Vaccine left ? "I asked .
"Yes , so ? " John says .
"Give me the Vaccine .I will see if any of our doctors can replicate it and if we can’t , then go public as he
"I haven’t got the money to fund a science team .Everly has seen my pack’s accounts , "
John tells me , "I will pay for it , but if you have to go public , you out Nixon , you tell them everything ,
even if you are involved in any of it , you go public .It will force him to hand the vaccine over to Claire and
buy us some more time to prove a case against him , "
I tell him , and I see Everly’s head turn to look at me as she listened in on the conversation .
"Or better yet , we beat him at his own game , tell them about Claire , paint him as the hero and tell the
city he promised to give her the vaccine free of charge .If he backs out and , I know he won’t , it would
backfire on him , and it gives us time to work out a cure while she receives " I tell John .
I could hear John treatment , ‘ talking to Claire in a calm voice before returning to the discussion .
"I get seen going over there .Nixon will know we are talking , " John says , and I look at Everly .
We go over there .
Nixon will definitely know , yet one of the rogues might be able to meet John somewhere .
"I will send Macey to the service station near your place , give it to her , " I tell him and we discuss details
of the time , etcetera .
Everly uses my phone to ring her and gives Macey her father’s number .
Once we hang up , we wait .