Chapter 11: Christmas Cometh

I continued to avoid the topic of kissing the Triplets and they were being exemplary in their patience. They had begun to insist I tell them exactly what I wanted for Christmas. All holidays were a sore spot for me. I had missed out on years of gifts and love. I usually had to work extra hard during Christmastime to decorate the house to the Luna’s standards and to help prepare Christmas dinner. I remembered watching the Triplets open the most extravagant gifts year after year while the Alpha and Luna looked on proudly, their arms around each other and cups of eggnog in hand. I was not given anything. 

This year would be an entirely new experience. The new cooks and maids had been hired, two of each, all women in their forties or fifties and all fascinated by the handsome triplets. The new maids, Patty and Fanny, constantly reminded me of how lucky I was to have such wonderful mates. The Triplets beamed whenever they heard this. Yvette and Marlene, the new cooks, agreed with these sentiments, and thought it a travesty that I did not “care for the triplets” by doing the cooking and cleaning. I was furious. I had done that for nine years without so much as a thank you. Before I could give the cooks a piece of my mind, Felix chimed in. 

“I have forbidden my bride from cooking and cleaning, ladies,” Felix said warmly. The cooks smiled. His bride? “She is preparing for her future as my trophy wife,” Felix added, grinning. 

Trolled my eyes. December had finally come and I was on Winter break. The pack house had been decorated in silver, white and icy blue. There were wreaths and garlands hung everywhere. There was a huge Christmas Tree that the Triplets had decorated themselves. The tree ornaments were all so cute: gingerbread men, elves, Santa, Mrs Claus, reindeer, snowmen and even yeti. I had never noticed how beautiful everything looked. Twinkling lights were strung up everywhere. We were having breakfast one morning when I decided to discuss an important topic.

“How much money do I still owe you guys exactly, Alpha Romeo and Luna Ronnie?” 

I did not feel comfortable addressing them any other way though the Triplets were now the Alphas. The Triples stiffened. Romeo and Ronnie looked surprised. The cooks and maids were eavesdropping nearby.

“Nothing,” barked Alex, glaring at his parents. “You owe them zero dollars and zero cents.

“No, you still owe a lot,” said Felix, surprising me. “But I‘m the Alpha now and I accept kisses as payment.”

Trolled my eyes. Calix laughed. “I really want to know, please,” I said. Romeo sighed. Ronnie looked at me.

owed us about a quarter of


how much have I worked off?” I asked “We would have paid you

never took my vacation or sick

almost paid them off. The Luna smiled. “To pay off

working I‘d be almost totally done when high school is over

working anymore. I‘ve already told you

of working but what if I wanted to leave after high school and they suddenly wanted their money? I was not working under the assumption that I would marry the Triplets and therefore be family so all debts were

if I left after high school and went my own way, would you still feel the same about

looking at her sons in an “I told you

this conversation because you‘re my mate. You can ask my brothers how I act with pack members who defy me. You think you’ve seen the worst of me but I’ve went soft on you your whole

asking to be excused and just stormed out of the house, still in my pyjamas. I heard Felix roar and I knew he was coming after me. I was crunching through the

hate you!” I screamed. “I love

stared at each other for a few moments. I got up and went to him.

“Not money, and not even love.” I was crying in his arms but my

I‘m struggling, Chasity. I‘ve always thought of my parents as good people

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