Alpha Asher By Jane Doe

Chapter 132

– “Make sure he’s not d**d back there.” I grunted, glancing in the rearview mirror to see
Brandon slumped over.

Clara unbuckled her seatbelt and turned around. I could smell her sugary sweet perfume as her curly
hair brushed against my shoulder. A few muffled jabs sounded from the backseat, and it took me a few
seconds to realize she was poking and prodding at him.

“Get up, Brandon. You lost some blood, quit being a baby. Not all of us have supernatural healing.” She
scolded him, “you’re lucky I don’t just throw you out of this car-hunting me down and making a mess of
my life.”

Brandon groaned and mumbled something unintelligible, which was proof enough that he hadn’t died in
the backseat of this rusted mustang. I’m sure he’d throw a fit knowing he expired on cracked leather that
smelled strongly of tobacco and cat p**s.

“I’ve called dibs on k*****g him.” I told her, swallowing a manic giggle when she sighed deeply. “And I am
sorry we made a mess of your life, but you have information on something that affects thousands of
people. I hope you understand that I can’t just let that go.”

Even though I knew little to nothing about her, I didn’t mind Clara. She was a bit skittish, but anyone who
talked to Brandon like that had to have a good personality-even if she did make the mistake of sleeping
with him.

I wasn’t nearly as stone-cold as Asher, but I had learned enough from him to know that the leader of a
pack needed to put their people first, and getting this information was what mattered most to me. If
protection was what she wanted, we’d provide it-but only on the condition she tell us everything she

“I understand, that’s what makes this worse.” She sighed, buckling her seatbelt while providing no further

I had to remind myself to put the car in park when we pulled up to the gas station, because instantly I
spotted the dark tinted windows of Asher’s SUV. He was already out of the vehicle, taking long strides as
he headed straight towards me. I had just enough time to lift my arms, wrapping them around his neck as
his slid around my waist.

My fingers were tangled in the shorter strands of his hair, my forehead tickled by the longer pieces on
top. Only the tips of my toes grazed the ground, but it all paled in comparison to the explosion in my
chest when his lips met with my own.

I trailed my hands to his face, feeling the sharp edge of his jaw beneath my fingers. Our kiss wasn’t the
desperate, tearful kind you saw in the movies. We weren’t clawing at one another as if we couldn’t get
enough. His lips moved softly, savoring every taste and touch, until we were both forced to pull away for
air. When he rested his forehead against my own and stared at me with eyes of liquid gold, relief finally
blossomed in my chest.

“We were attacked-“

“You’re safe,” was all he said.

Not a question or statement, but reassurance because he could see and feel how shaken up, I was.
Whether it was the sudden lack of adrenaline or the information I had yet to process, he could tell my
nerves were fried. Touching him, feeling the warmth of his arms around my waist and his breath across
my cheek, it chased away the sense of dread I felt the moment I heard what the elemental witch said.

I nodded, “I’m safe.”

Asher’s eyes flared with interest when he noticed the tight dress I wore, “why are you wearing that?”

Brandon chose that moment to startle awake, banging his head on the roof of the mustang a s he sat up.
The SUV Asher had gotten out of pulled forwards, next to the car we had commandeered. I was
surprised to see Mason and Zeke inside, both of which got out and greeted me with relieved smiles.

Brandon pulled himself out of the mustang, a hand against his head. He steadied himself against the
side of the car, groaning when Asher looked his way.

“We gonna do this right here? Cause I’ll still make you work for it.” He grunted, clearly in no condition to

“I call dibs on k*****g him…” I told Asher, patting his chest. “…besides, we have a lot to talk about.”

I looked at Clara as I said this, who had just gotten out of the passenger side. The sheer robe she wore
ended around mid-t***h and was cinched tightly at her waist. She shuddered with every chilly gust of
wind, brushing back the curls that covered her face. I noticed how she glanced hesitantly towards Mason
and Zeke before inching closer to them. It was her paranoid glances down the street that kept me from
thinking she were up to anything sinister.

Mason shrugged out of the jacket he wore and held it out to Clara, an unreadable look on his face as she
murmured a ‘thank you’ and slipped it on. Some of the concern I’d been feeling for him eased when Zeke
grinned at him over Clara’s shoulder, making him roll his eyes.

Even though I wasn’t cold, Asher pulled his leather jacket off and draped it over my shoulders. I was
drowning in the fabric, but I’d never complain about being surrounded by his scent and lingering warmth.

We ditched the mustang and headed to the airport Asher had landed at. Taking the pack’s private jet
wasn’t best of options, since just about every werewolf had a love/hate relationship with airplanes, but it
was our fastest mode of transportation.

The airport was packed with people, rushing about with suitcases rattling behind them, as though it
weren’t nearing one in the morning. With just a few short words to a service desk clerk, the six of us were
led through a set of doors and down a long stretch of hallway.

I kept my arm tucked around Asher’s waist, molding myself against the side of him while also keeping
Clara in sight. We were led to a small waiting area, free from all the people that had been traversing
around the airport.

Zeke was the only one who remained standing, looking more and more nervous as the seconds ticked

“Are you sure we should get on a flying metal box with a witch?” He cleared his throat, his eyes flickering
towards Clara. “…no offense, plane crashes are a fear of mine.”

Asher contemplated what he said and nodded, “he’s got a point.”

It was true, there was plenty room for concern since we had no clue what Clara could do. There was no
point in asking Brandon, not when he was especially clueless about most things. It wouldn’t surprise me
to hear he knew nothing about the girl he’d been sleeping with-other than her being a witch.

I had no gut feeling telling me she’d magically c***h the plane or send it freefalling mid- flight, but that
brought little comfort. What I hadn’t expected was for Clara to defend herself. Her face held bravery, but
there was no missing the flicker of intimidation when she met Asher’s stare with one of her own.

“The witches that attacked us saw me with your girlfriend, the only reason I’m here and not running far
from all of you is because I have no way to protect myself when they come searching for me. I wasn’t
raised a snitch, but those witches won’t just k**l me and be done with it.” She huffed, trying to calm her
shaky voice.

The way her hands trembled, and leg bounced, all of it told me she was telling the truth. This thing that
was going on, she had wanted no part of it. It wasn’t just Brandon and I she’d been avoiding. All it took
was one look shared between Asher and I to know we were on the same page.

“Mate. Lola is my mate, not my girlfriend.” Asher said, both correcting and distracting her.

“What’s the difference?” She asked curiously, no longer bouncing her leg.

I tilted my head at her, “you’ve been hooking up with a werewolf and don’t know what mates are?”

When I turned my head to give Brandon a questioning look, he shrugged and said, “she’s adopted,” as
though that explained everything.

“There’s a huge difference.” Asher replied, “One is based off a crush, the other a bond that brings
together who halves of the same soul. A bond like that leaves a mark.”

“I was raised by humans, and as long as Brandon was single, I had no reason to care about werewolf
stuff-not until recently, anyway.” She explained. Her eyes homed in on the mark that stood out against
Asher’s pale skin before they searched for mine. I knew what observation she had made before she said
it, “you have two marks…is that normal?”

“No, it’s not normal at all.” I sighed; thankful I was spared from explaining further when the attendant
popped her head in to let us know the plane was ready.