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Not Your Mate Anymore novel Chapter 44

Sabrina's POV


"So you are telling me that Josey is the queen of vampires?" | ask as Anthony takes a bite of mother's lunch.


“Yeah, she did not get in to detail about that as she had a pressing matter. She asked me to ask mother something actually. Mother, do you know a woman called Shadow?" Anthony asks Mother.


Her eyes bulge out and she drops her fork.


“I'm guessing that name means something to you? If it does, then Josey needs you and Sabrina to make your way there as soon as possible." Anthony says and | look at mother, who looks like she has just seen a ghost.


"Who is Shadow?" | ask looking at my mother but she remains quiet.


"Shadow is the woman that saved your mother when she fled our realm trying to protect you." Hunter tells me as he sits down to join us for



“If that's the case then we don't have time to eat, Josey needs us and we are leaving right now." | say standing up.


X, I'm off to save Josey. It appears she has some answers and a way to prevent the war. I'll be safe, | promise." | say to Xander over mindlink.


He was helping the pups train every day during lunch. To say things have been easy with us would be a lie, our relationship was strained and with my true mate being somewhere on this earth was making it worse.


| really want to be with Xander because he's the one man that allows me to be who | am and he respects me. His love is warm, it feels like home. He is amazing with my son and when Max is around, he's super chilled. He even helps Max out with Adrastos whenever Max is struggling. | really hit the mate jackpot with Xander but | can see how this true mate thing is troubling him. It troubles me too and | hate that this had to happen now with all the other drama. this is my life.


My love life has never been easy. | wonder, if | do end up with my true mate, what problems will we have?


‘Okay love. Let's not bring back any more vampires, yeah?’ Xander says and | chuckle by myself.


Everyone stands but my mother remains seated.


"Mother?" Anthony calls out and she shakes her head.


"| know | got Shadow killed, she told me it would happen when she helped me but she did it anyway. How does Josey know of her?" My mother asks and | let out a sigh.


“That's what we need to find out and save Josey!" | say, getting frustrated.


“Look mom, we don't have enough time. The vampire king can walk in daylight with the sun high up in the sky and he knows who Josey is. She also said if you go there then that would prevent the war looming over us so | suggest we go, now." Anthony says and mother looks at him.


“Come on Kimberly. Let's go finish this." Hunter says bringing mother to her feet and disappearing. Anthony and | follow right after.


| followed Josey's essence and arrived in a room that smelled like gasoline.


On the chair was Josey who kept playing with a lighter and on the bed was a passed out man.


"This is interesting..." | say looking at the man on the bed.


Josey looks up to see me and rushes to hug me. She squeezes so tight.


"Too tight." | say with a strained voice. Hunter, mother and Anthony arrive right after as they also take in the room.


“Thank you Anthony, for getting everybody here." Josey says and Anthony just smiles.


"This is Cayden, the boy who has years of pent up anger and hatred for mother. Cayden is Shadow's son and when Shadow helped you, she was Carrying him. Shadow was cursed to give birth to a demon child, who drained his mother of blood from the inside and killing her. Doctors had to cut her open to save the child not knowing they had just released a vampire in to the world. The man that you are all looking at, is the first vampire, the vampire king." Josey tells us.


Cayden stirs on the bed, his body waking. He jumps off the bed to attack Josey but she throws him back on the bed, holding the lighter in her hand.


Cayden looks around the room, shocked to see so many faces.


"Finally awake my king! Oh | was worried | killed you there..." Josey jokes but Cayden half smiles.


Josey and the vampire king have chemistry. It's there and his smile even though they both want to kill each other, proves it.


"We have guests so I'd appreciate it if you would sit up. Like you know, sit like a king. Would you like some blood to reenergize?" Josey asks and Cayden nods his head yes.


"No. That will not be happening! Gross. Okay so the older man over there is father, the man Thomas tried to turn in to a vampire but | took the venom instead, you're welcome. The younger boy is Anthony my brother and his twin, Sabrina. The older woman is Kimberly, the woman your mother saved." Josey says and Cayden looks at mother.


His body was changing color, going from crazy pale to a shade of blue. He looked frozen, cold. The room went cold and | looked at Josey who

just shrugged.


"Okay people! Just make sure he does not touch you. If he does, your limbs will be frozen. Trust me, I've been there and it is no fun." Josey says but we were all just looking at Cayden as his body emits a cold, it was as if we were standing in a freezer.


A knock on the door kills the deadly vibe that Cayden was giving off as he calms down, his body changing back to pale. The door opens to reveal a young woman, a human.


"It's done." She says while eyeing all of us before closing the door of the room. Cayden smiles and that smile alone told me he was up to something.


Cayden stands up from the bed, Josey throws the lighter at him. His body was quickly covered in flames as he screams profanities left and right.


He shakes uncontrollably, screaming blue murder and suddenly, within seconds, he stops shaking. Cayden stands still as the fire dies out on his body. He was blue again, with a sinister smile on his face.


"Boo." He says and Josey fake screams.


"Tell me that was at least painful?" Josey asks in a whiny voice.


"Uh somewhat." Cayden says smiling at Josey.


Does anyone else feel the heat in here? Just me? What was that eye contact and the smile? | can't be the only one!


"How did you do that?" Anthony asks, not bringing up the weird vibes between Jose and the king but Cayden ignores him. His focus was on mother who looked uneasy.


She wanted to be anywhere but here.


"| did some digging on you Josey. Right after you won against the queen, | had to know you. | knew you'd sell me a lie and boy was | right, so | had my sister chat you up. And Josey Josey, you being the chatterbox, you let it slip that you are a werewolf." Cayden says, still looking at mother.


"| know I talk too much but I'm no chatterbox and | am a wolf, proudly so.” Josey says, folding her arms and pouting.


"Yes, you are definitely one proud wolf. You are also a vampire but yes a wolf, a saint. So much so that you had to save dear old servant girl from here. Tell me, did she arrive safely where she was going?" Cayden turns to face Josey, who quickly paled.


She takes her phone out, dialing a number and placing it on her ear.


"Jose, | was just about to call you. Your friend did not make the flight. Do you know what happened?” Cj said over the phone.


Josey looks at Cayden, fear written all over her face.


"No. Not yet but | will find out. Talk to you later Cj." Josey says before ending the call.


“| may be the only vampire that can walk in the daylight but | have enough money to pay humans who are greedy enough to do my bidding.

That scrumptious little lady you all saw is human but a lethal weapon when required to be. See, during the day, humans walk around this castle, working for me.” Cayden brags.


“What did you do to my friend?" Josey asks him and Cayden pretends to be thinking.


"| think | asked for her head, I'm not too sure." Cayden says playfully and Josey throws a large cannon like water ball at him, causing Cayden to stumble back.


She punches him in the gut and throws him to the other side of the room where Anthony had to duck before Cayden hit the wall, leaving a crack.


Cayden stands up, coughing and holding his stomach.


"| deserved that. | deserved that." Cayden says but Josey was fuming.


Her eyes were red and black, both her vampire and wolf present. She releases her power, causing Cayden to fall to his knees.


"| know you want to kill me but | don't think that would be wise. See, somewhere in this castle, | have two lycan beasts locked up and unconscious. Do the names Clayton and Chase ring a bell?" Cayden asks and Josey reels in her power.


"You. Did. What?" Josey asks through gritted teeth. Her eyes still red and black.


“Well, like | said, | did some digging and found out you have two mates. You naughty fox!" Cayden says playfully. His face gets serious as he stands up.


"| like to use this thing called leverage. When | find out my new queen is a hybrid, well | have to take some precautions like kidnapping her mates to force her in to submission. See, when | saw that you did not even break a sweat killing my queen, | was intrigued. | mean obviously that meant you would be a problem because of your strength and fighting skills but no newbie vamp should've been able to kill an old vampire. So | had you followed to human land, where my loyal subjects kept an eye on you before the sun came up. My human subjects had to take over and you were followed to the airport. Yes, you watched little human board the plane but what you don't know is, just after you left, | had my subjects inject a sedative in to her and carry her out. Blame the booze!" Cayden says, enjoying this very much.


“Anyway, | also had werewolf hunters kidnap your mates but don't worry, | asked them to be nice with your pack members. The two alphas were my priority. Now, | have a few demands that | am hoping all of you will meet, or | will have her mates killed." Cayden says, his demeanor so relaxed.

"You are lying! My mates are back at home.” Josey says but Cayden shakes his head no.


"They are here Jose. | can feel them. Try sending them a mindlink to wake them up." | say to her. She nods her head yes closing her eyes to focus. She looks back at me and shakes her head no.


She couldn't get through to them yet.


Cayden turns his attention back to mother.


"Shadow gave you something a few months after helping you, she said | would come to collect it. Where is it?" Cayden asks Mother.


"| lost it." Mother says nonchalantly.


"No. You have it with you, | can sense it." Cayden says smiling at mother. His smile not reaching his eyes.


My mother reaches in to her dress pocket and pulls out a chain. Cayden quickly snatches it out of her hand and looks at it.


It looks like an amulet and something told me this amulet will bring trouble our way. It had magic in it, the spooky give you goosebumps kind. | snatch the amulet from him and disappear.


| arrive back at the white castle where Evan was waiting for me at the door.

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