Read Mated To The King’s Gamma by Jessica Hall Chapter 36 – Abbie POV
I look for Ivy when I return to the castle before finally finding her in her room. Excitement bubbles inside me at the thought of getting her out of here. I knew I could convince Kade; I had to, or I wasn’t leaving her behind. I couldn’t abandon her, not when she was already so alone; she wouldn’t abandon me either, that much I was certain of. When I push the door open and spot her, I rush into the room excitedly and over to her, where she sat in front of the fireplace.
Ivy looks relieved to see me and sits up on knees. “Where have you been? I have been looking for you,” she says before grabbing my arms. She hugs me before I hold her at arm’s length, making sure she is okay. She looked rather tired, and I knew it was her mate bond affecting her this way and causing it. She looked so sad all the time. Despite her best efforts to hide it from me, yet I knew. She couldn’t hide it from me, so I was excited to share this news with her. I knew it would give her hope.
“I didn’t want to upset you, but I have some news. I found my mate!” I tell her while almost bouncing on the spot as I clutch her fingers.
“Oh, that’s wonderful, Abbie. What’s he like?” she asks me.
I blush and then start telling her all about Kade. And what we have been up to the places he has taken me before glancing at my hands, praying she agrees to come with me.
“He’s great, but he asked me to leave with him. I just need to get permission from the King.” I tell her.
“You’re leaving?” she asks and I notice her eyes turn instantly glassy, but I know Ivy. She wouldn’t dare say anything to stop me. She wants me to be happy and I wish the same for her.
“Yes, in a few days, but I have a plan. Come with me?” I ask, clutching her hands. Ivy looks at the floor, and she smiles sadly. I couldn’t imagine the heartbreak she is going through. “I will convince him. I will convince him to help get you out. We can come up with a meeting spot.” I tell her.
“Abbie, he won’t go against the King,” she tells me. I shake my head. “I will convince him. You’ll see. He will let me bring you.” I tell her.
“If he says yes, will you come?” I ask her.
“But he won’t. No one would dare go against the Lycan King. Kyson would kill him if he took me, you have to see that?” she says.
“He won’t know you’re with us. I’ll figure it out, you’ll see. I will get you out,” I tell her and she sighs.
“I don’t want to get you in trouble,” she says, but I shake my head.
“I’ll convince him, you’ll see,” I tell her quickly, getting up and pecking her cheek.
After dinner, I head to my room only when I step inside. I find Gannon sitting on the end of my bed. I stop at the door and peer over at him wondering if he was here to argue more over Kade.
“Please Gannon, I don’t want to argue with you,” I whisper.
“I’m not here to argue, just come here,” he says, patting the spot beside him on the bed. I glance at the spot before being nudged into the room from behind and I jump, looking over my shoulder to see it was Liam.
“She can use my old phone,” he says, tossing it to Gannon.
“I factory reset it,” Liam says, and I look at Gannon, wondering what they are talking about and why both of them were suddenly in my room.
I move closer to Gannon, slightly nervous next to Liam. When I am close enough to him, he reaches out and grabs my hand before moving further back on the bed and pulling me to sit between his legs.
Liam shuts the door and Gannon wraps his arm around my waist, resting his chin on my shoulder. I try to get up but his hold is too strong.
*Watch,” he says, holding the phone out in front of me.
“Gannon?” | murmur, knowing Kade wouldn’t like me sitting on the man’s lap, though it was hard not to lean into his warm embrace, his scent soothing and familiar
“Abbie, stop. I am not stopping you from going, but this? You need to learn, or I will risk the King’s wrath and order you to reject him.” Gannon says.
“In case you need me, please. Just this once, listen to what I am saying. I understand you made up your mind. But I need to show you how to use this,” / sigh, but decide to go along with it.
He shows me some features on the phone, opening and closing messages and the phone book.
“Gannon I can’t send texts, I can’t read,” I tell him.
“This button here, you just speak into it and it will convert your speech to text, then hit send. Liam also set it up so it will read messages back to you,” he tells me while showing me how to work the device.