Friday, August 10, 2018
#FF #CreeStorm #NewRelease #Spotlight Confidence in a Mate, Cackle Lands 2 @shannonihayes @creestorm79
Cal wanted to rescue his parents, however when he discovers everyone from the leader of his Cackle to his brother and even his own mate were plotting to leave without him he feels beyond hurt…he feels betrayed and leaving is the only answer.
Jackson is devastated. He can’t eat. He can’t drink. He can’t sleep. His mate is gone and he isn’t any good to anyone. Discovering his mate is living with the Cackle next to his own sparks a life in him he had not had before. He knows he cannot go onto those lands without express permission by their leader but there is no time. He had to get to Cal and beg his mate for forgiveness. He had to put his life on the line. Cal was his and Jackson intended to bring him home or die trying.
Cal stood there, swiping at the tears, “They are my parents, damn it. I have a right to help free them. I’m not an airhead diva. Damn you all! Just fucking, Damn you all! I might have expected this from Or, and maybe even Warren, but not you, and damn sure not the man who keeps saying he’s my mate.”
“It’s because you’re my mate that I didn’t want you involved, Cal.” Jackson said from behind Cal.
Cal turned around to see everyone standing there. His eyes focused on Jackson. Shaking his head.
“Mates stick together. There is nothing you won’t say or do to keep your mate happy and well loved. Nothing and no one will ever be as important to you as your true mate. You will never be more loved, nurtured, and cared for by your mate. You will want for nothing…”
“As long as you and your true mate are together.” Miller finished saying.
Cal shook his head, disappointment in every man in the room around him had his heart breaking.
“Your sniffer has to be as broken as mine, Jackson. There is no way we are true mates.”
“Cal, there is nothing wrong with my sense of smell. You are my mate.” Jackson insisted.
Shaking his head, Cal said, “If that’s true, then you wouldn’t have dismissed what I have to offer, and if that doesn’t convince you then how about this? Consider our mating denied. I will have nothing to do with someone who has no faith in me.”
“It’s because you are my mate I don’t want you put in danger. This is not going to be easy or safe for any of us. It is inevitable that people are going to die, I don’t want you being one of them.” Jackson argued.
Cal sighed still shaking his head, whispering, “Oh Jackson, you forget something very important about true mates.”
“I forget nothing. It is the job of a true mate to keep his partner safe and alive.” Jackson stated firmly.
Nodding, Cal replied, “True, but you forget… as long as your true mate breathes, so shall you, but if anything were to happen to him and he stops breathing, so shall you.”
“Exactly. That’s why I don’t want you anywhere near this mission. I want you to keep breathing.” Jackson stated in that dead tone voice.
Cal gave him a sad smile, “But what you forget is that if I am your true mate, then that makes you mine. Therefore, going or not, my life is already threatened. If you die, I die too, wherever you are.
At least if I was by your side I would have a fighting chance.”
Jackson’s eyes widened as his mouth opened in that “Oh” shape. Cal could tell he had never even given that a thought. It was too late now. Cal had always said, he was not about to stay
where he was not wanted. Looking at Orion, Cal said, “Thank you for giving me asylum when I had nowhere else to go. However, I think it’s time I went.”
“Cal, no!” Miller shouted.
Jackson drew in a sharp breath and before he could say another word, Cal turned, “I’ll be leaving in ten minutes. I’ll be out of your territory in less than half an hour. Good luck on your mission.”
Turning to Miller, Cal quietly said, “If you get mom and dad out of there, tell them I’m sorry. Tell them I love them. Tell them… Tell them I wish I could have done something to help.”
With those words Cal went back to his room, grabbed his stuff, and left. He was halfway up the lane when he shifted and started to make his way off Trident land. Away from his brother, his mate, and any future joy he may have had.
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