Read Alpha Asher [by Jane Doe] Chapter 22 – Alpha Asher was quick to leave that night, not another word was spoken between the two of us.

Sean didn’t return until the early hours of the morning. Breyona had arrived shortly after Alpha Asher left. The three of us went into my bedroom and closed the door behind us. Denial and shock were thick in the air, feeling like a sticky and tangible substance.

The first thing I did as we entered my room was to lock the d**n window. I pulled the c******s together roughly and tied them shut. I wasn’t planning on looking out that window for quite some time.

Dad didn’t argue when I told him Mason was staying the night along with Breyona. He simply gave me a distracted nod and turned his troubled gaze to Grandma.

Mason and Breyona provided little in the way of comfort, but I was still grateful for their company. I’ve always heard when things like this happen, it’s best not to be alone.

The four of sat in my room, silence taking up the empty space. Breyona and I visibly jumped as Grandma knocked and came into the room.

“Grandma, it’s two in the morning.” I chuckled.

Grandma shuffled into my room two plates, a couple cups, and a pitcher of tea in her hands.

Grandma had a tendency to cook whenever she was stressed, always resulting in a never ending supply of food. If we were back at her cottage, there would be apple pies lining the counter tops.

“It’s never too late to eat.” Grandma nodded, “Or too early.”

“Thanks Grandma.” Breyona grinned, picking up one of the cookies and shoving it into her mouth.

Mason and I gave her pointed looks, our lips twitching into identical smiles.

“What?” Breyona lifted her eyebrow at the two of us, “I eat when I’m stressed, and Grandma cooks.”

“I knew I always liked her.” Grandma nodded proudly, setting the plates down and leaving the room.

Mason and I shared the same look before we both were consumed by laughter. The kind of teary eye’d laughter that comes with sleep depravity and a traumatic event. Our brain’s poor attempt at having a moment of peace within the chaos.

Soon after the laughter calmed town, the conversation turned serious.

“I never knew Kanyon very well.” Breyona frowned, “Katie was my neighbor and all, but we never really talked like that.”

“I was pretty close with Kanyon when we were kids.” Mason sighed, running his hand through his hair. “Kinda grew apart after we moved away.”

“I never really knew either of them.” I frowned, picking at one of the sandwiches Grandma made. “Is it bad that I don’t really feel bad for Katie and Kanyon? I mainly feel bad for their families.”

Breyona nodded, “Doesn’t sound very nice when you say it, but it makes sense.”

“Kanyon had a little brother.” Mason frowned, “I can’t imagine how he’ll take it.”

“Did Alpha Asher ever figure out why Kanyon was right outside your window?” Breyona’s voice lowered a few octaves.

I had a moment of clarity in the midst of confusion I had been feeling. If I couldn’t trust my friends, then who could I trust? The more people who knew, the better. Besides, come morning the entire pack would know of Kanyon’s d***h and the placement of his body.

So I spilled the truth to my friends. I told them of how Tyler had visited me, giving cryptic details of his insane plan to once again become Alpha. Not only that, his plans to rid the world of Alpha Asher. I even told them about the cryptic notes, including the one I had gotten tonight.

Breyona was speechless, while Mason looked infuriated. His light brows were knitted together in anger.

“f**king Tyler.” Mason spat, shaking his head. “Why’s he have to include you in his suicidal plans?”

“And what did he mean about his friends?” Breyona frowned, “Why are they so interested in you?”

“Maybe cause of my charming personality?” I huffed and shook my head. “I know as much as you two do.”

“Alpha Asher will figure it out.” Breyona nodded.


be a good idea to go to Haze this Friday.” Breyona frowned, the disappointment of losing her mate clear in

cryptic notes and Tyler’s threats scare me into hiding. We’re going to Haze, and

Breyona frowned, “Any one of us could get hurt.

ten minutes out.” I shrugged, “Besides, we all know how to defend ourselves. We’ll

everyone else in town. Lights shined brightly through windows

morning, but we weren’t worried. Sean was one of the best warriors in our pack and could handle

exhaustion couldn’t find me. My mind was flitting through the details. Trying to find any errant thought or comment about the day Tyler visited me. He mentioned a friend, but failed to give any

I had to remove myself from the couch to get dressed for training. I figured there was no way Alpha Asher

of us were horribly sleep deprived, but weren’t

Breyona borrow a pair of shorts, and tossed Mason a tank-top and shorts from Sean’s closet. The three of us were out the door, heading to the pack house with ten minutes to

course by the time we got to the pack house, rumors were flying by the


had something to do with

pick her out

Plenty of

under her breath, hearing yet another rumor that painted me out as a

knew this would happen. It’s not a

only thing Chelsea’s good at.” Mason rolled

to cozy up to Alpha’s.” Breyona muttered, and I followed her gaze over to Alpha

talking to his Beta and a few other men. I

face when Alpha Asher turned to her with

weren’t the only

flinched at the hostility rolling off Alpha Asher

and I took our places on the mats, making plans to visit

Asher’s usual position. His rough voice

and everyone’s chatter ceased. “Alpha Asher has some business to attend to. He has left me in charge. Pair off with

off to the side. Kanyon had been Chelsea’s partner since I arrived back in town. That left

Devin noticed the three of us and

nodded in my

kick her a*s for

to the front of the room, his eyes scanning

hissed, “I’d hate to be paired with a

“f**k off.” Mason growled.

with you, you’re gonna wish you were paired with Lola.” Breyona chuckled in anticipation and

usual, but my mind was occupied. I wonder what kind of business Alpha Asher had to attend to and if it had anything

to the ground twice. Mind you, I pushed back with equal force and had him pinned

disappoint after being paired with Chelsea. Each time Mason and I heard a yelp or groan come from Chelsea, we stifled the urge to

minutes before training ended, Alpha Asher came back into the room. I slipped

barked, continuing his

I couldn’t help the slight condescending tone that filled

flashed me a look of irritation, and his honey

pack house Monday.” Alpha Asher wasn’t asking, his tone made that clear. “Beta Devin will have a group together to bring your stuff to


either really dangerous or really fun.” Maya murmured, “Either way I’m here for

what Alpha Asher had said. No one besides the Alpha and Beta lived in the pack house. The thought of living under the same roof as Alpha Asher was both tempting and terrifying. How much

his tongue, and I couldn’t help

Mason stood ten feet away, clearly listening in on

eyes and ignored Beta Devin’s snicker, “Don’t I have a say

all.” Alpha Asher

stood silently,

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