Chapter 7

I fell to the ground in the middle of where they were gathered, my knees no longer able to support my weight. I groaned in pain and pulled myself back up.

"Winter Le Allen you abandoned your pack 18 months ago."An elder by the name of Mingan. Which was Native American for 'Grey Wolf'. He was one of the older generation in the pack. "What do you have to say for yourself?"

When I was little and before I left I would have liked to say I was a friend of Mingan. His wife Miakoda practically raised Andy and I. But now when he looked at me his eyes were full of betrayal and pain.

I squirmed under his gaze and swayed backwards as my knees almost gave out again. "I had to go." I said so everyone listening could hear. "But I can't tell you why just yet."

There was an uproar among the pack. They weren't happy.

Andy stepped forward and instantly everyone was quiet again.

He stared directly into my eyes as he spoke to those behind him. "What is worth betraying your pack over Winter?" And betraying me at the same time his eyes accused.

I sighed knowing I couldn't not tell them and expect to be accepted back into the pack.

I bit my lip. "My sister."

And with that I crumpled onto the ground, my knees giving out in a final kind of way.

Andy was at my side in a second picking me up bridal style and starting back towards our cabin.

I guess that was it for tonight and although no one including Andy had said anything since I had made known the reason I had left I knew there would be questions later.

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So warm.

I didn't want to wake up, I was just too warm...

I tried to pull myself back into deeper sleep I woke up completely when I realised the reason I was so warm was because someone was cuddling.

I jolted in fright, waking him up in the process. He was in my bed and he was cuddling me.

"What the hell are you doing in my bed?" I said angrily to Andy who was looking at me through small slits between his eyelids, still half asleep.

He groaned and closed his eyes again. "Go back to sleep Winter."

"Andy. Why are you in my bed?" I said more firmly.

"I don't know." He said yawned loudly stretching his arms out in front of him. "I guess I missed you."

I looked down guiltily. "I know you don't believe me but I really did have to go."

"And you couldn't have told me!" Andy exploded. "You just up and left one day. We didn't know if you'd been kidnapped or something worse!"

I stood up out of bed. "You wouldn't have understood! You would be hurt that I still had family left and you didn't!" I yelled angrily. It was a low blow but god was he pissing me off.

"You don't need them!" Andy yelled. A thick vein throbbing on his bright red forehead. "You have us! We are your family. Or was that not good enough for you?"

I didn't know what to say. I'd never thought of it like that.

Andy let the silence between us hang for a few seconds before he turned and stormed out the cabin, slamming the door so hard I thought it was going to fall off the hinges.

Tears pricked at my eyes and I sat on the bed putting my face into my hands.

Hey guys! Sorry it's been a while. I've been a bit busy and to be honest I kinda forgot to update. Plus my sister had hidden the laptop where my story is. Hope you enjoy this chapter. Hopefully you can expect another update in a few days . -Charlotte