For those of you visiting my blog this is day 21 of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Today’s corresponding letter is “U” Today I chose the names Una and Ulf. There were some very unusual male names, but I liked this one because it sparked the idea for the scene.
Enjoy today’s post and remember to let your imagination soar when you read.
Have a great day.
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How was he supposed to approach a woman he’d never saw before two minutes ago? Oh, he knew about her all his life, but . . . Different didn’t cover what that meant. He’d spent his entire teenage years wondering what taking a girl to the movies would feel like. It wasn’t an option for him and earned him years of snarky comments about his sexual preference. Kind of hard to dispute the claims when he couldn’t tell them to. Oh, he could’ve told them to shove it, because they still had to find the miss perfect, and his had been picked out for him from the day he was born.
“Ulf,” his father squeezed his shoulder, “what bothering you?”
“I don’t know what to do.” He expected his father to laugh, but he didn’t. He gave him the encouraging words he needed.
“Son, I know the feeling. My wolf wasn’t fated to your mother, but she was chosen for me by my father when I was six.”
Ulf had heard the story many times from both his father and grandfather. It wasn’t odd for an Alpha Wolf to choose his son’s mate early in his childhood. Doing so was considered a guarantee that there would be a male child born to the next Alpha in line.
“How did you approach mom?”
“Good question.” His father looked around the area then leaned forward. “I squared my shoulder, stood up tall, plastered a smile over my quivering lips, and walked right up to her and held my hand out.”
“You were nervous?”
“Of course. How could I not be? Like you I’d never interacted with a girl or any kind during my young adult life.” His father tugged him into his side and squeezed him. “All you have to do is walk over and let nature take its course. You two were destined for each other from birth. It was your and her bad luck that you came from two different wolf clans. If that hadn’t been the case, you two would’ve grown up side-by-side.” His father pushed him forward and nodded towards the silky wavy blonde haired woman. “She looks as nervous as you. Get going and ease her mind.”
He took a moment to study her and saw what his father spoke up. Her hands were clinging to her light blue purse straps and she kept bouncing on the balls of her feet. She sucked on her lower lip and scanned the area.
Was she nervous or scared? Maybe a bit of both. If fear, then was it because of meeting a complete stranger or being in a strange area filled with wolves of a different clan than hers? No matter what the case, it was his job to settle her and his inner wolf demanded he quit wasting time and go meet the woman who belonged to them.
Ulf took solid steady steps over to the all leggy woman and cleared his throat when he was near her. She spun around and smiled at him, showing a set of pearly white teeth, but what caught his eyes the most was the bluish-green eyes glowing.
“Hey. My wolf knows you?”
“Mine knows you as well.” He held his hand out. “Names’ Ulf.”
The moment she put her hand in his, the nerves vanished and the fear of having no idea how to ensure they had a wonderful life together evaporated. All he felt was peace and contentment. Oh, and the need to get her away from all male prying eyes until she bore his wolf mark.