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The Alpha and His Contract Luna (Lauren) novel Chapter 18


“You may now kiss the bride”

The words that I have dreaded to hear since this day started. I don’t do kisses. Never have, never will. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a virgin. I fuck, but that’s the extent of it. My mouth doesn’t go anywhere near women or their body parts. Kissing Red on the cheek is the furthest I’ve gone with having my mouth on any woman. Miranda included.

The joyful guests cheer on, wanting Red and I to give them a show. A show that’s not going to fucking happen. I stare at her. Her eyes are wide in panic and mouth is open. As if she has been caught like a deer in headlights. She doesn’t know what to do. She stares back at me waiting for my signal.

Wrapping one arm around her waist and the other at the back of her head. I swing her around so that my back is facing the guest. From this angle, I’ve blocked their view and that suits me just fine.

I dip my head. Instead of kissing her lips, I kiss her neck. With how short she is and how tall I am. People won’t be able to tell that I haven’t kissed her like I should. Their happy cheer confirms that they believe in the farce.

A tremor travels through her entire body. Making me frown. I don’t like that. Because it means she’s reacting to the kiss.

“Red” I murmur in warning. Making her jump a little. Her eyes turn to look at me in something close to guilt. Or is it an apology?

“Sorry” she murmurs. Her eyes shifting nervously.

A part of me thinks this is a bad fucking idea. Lauren seems like the type to fall in love easily. To give her heart readily. In this case it’s stupid because she would just be hurt. Again. My heart can’t beat ever again. It’s already dead.

So many women have tried reviving it. They all failed and ended up with shattered hearts. I warned her about falling in love with me. If she has any sense she’ll fucking heed to the damn warning.

I let go of her and turn. Putting my mask back on while holding her small hands in mine. The guests are still cheering. Most are business associates. While some are pack members and neighboring packs. The rest of my pack is back on our land preparing for the mating ceremony.

We walk down the aisle as flowers rain down on us. If it wasn’t for the fact this was necessary someone would already have lost their heads. I honestly don’t understand why women love this mushy shitty stuff. It’s fucking disgusting.

The wedding reception isn’t that far off. So we headed there. The happy chatter surrounding us is fucking nauseating and I’m dying to have this day over and done with.

“Congrats Bash” Micah claps me on the back once we are seated. He has a big fucking smile. I don’t know what the hell he was so happy about. He knew that this wasn’t real.

He’s the only one who can get away with clapping me on the back. And not always. We have known each other since we were pups. Our parents were best of friends and we just clicked. We’ve been inseparable since.

“Thanks” I force a smile.

Fuck! This was fucking exhausting. I hate every minute of it.

He turns to Red kissing her hand. “You’re a breath of fresh air my Luna. Welcome to the fold”

“Thank you Micah” Lauren replies. Smiling like the happiest of brides. Everyone watching would believe that she was indeed a happy bride but I can see through it. I see the tension rocking her body.

Everyone soon settles down and the reception begins.


It was night time by the time the human celebration ended. We had to perform the ritual before we could call it a day. Something I’ve been craving since this morning. It took a lot for me to keep up the farce. Usually in this type of celebration I didn’t have to. With this one though, I had to make it look real.


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