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Before I forget, I want to say that in this, Tanya, Kate, Carmen and Eleazar are in charge of the kingdom. I guess that makes them Queens and King, even though they are not all 'together'.

Bella lives in a separate kingdom, apart from Tanya and the others.

Chapter 2

Tanya's POV: (From chapter 1)

I was sitting my room, finishing getting ready when I heard a knock on the door.

I heard Kate's voice though the door, "Tanya, are ready?"

"Almost." I said

"We'll be waiting downstairs." Kate said

I was dressed in a red and golden dress with my hair pulled back. When I was satisfied with my appearance, I went downstairs where Kate, Irina, Carmen and Eleazar were waiting.

They greeted me and we headed out of the kingdom.

We stopped at a forest and began hunting. I was finishing up a buck when I caught the most delious scent. It was made up of honey, oak, wood, rain and musk. The scent made my eyes roll back and the predator was in me was instantly in heat for the owner.

I dropped the buck and ran as fast I could towards the scent. The wind from my speed caused leaves to be ripped from their branches. As the scent got stronger, so did my arousal.

I was close now; I stopped at a woody area. I heard voices and laughter not too far from the scent.

A figure caught my attention. It was about 52 feet away so I got closer to get a better look. I was relieved that I had found the scent.

I saw the man chopping wood. From what I could tell, the man was extremely fit and had good muscles.

I watched him chop wood, enthralled. He was so sexy. The predator in me wanted him, wanted to claim him, turn him, and make him my eternal soul mate. I saw him pause and look in my direction. I didn't want him to see me so I took off. I would see him later.

"What are looking at?" I heard in a teasing voice behind me.

I turned around and saw Irina staring at me with a grin.

"Did you see him, the man chopping the wood?" I asked.

Irina smiled wider, "Yes, he is very handsome." She said licking her lips.

I narrowed my eyes at her. "Claimed."

Irina's eyes widened in surprise, "So, he is your-"

I smiled and nodded, "I have found my mate."

Irina's eyes lit up in happiness, "I am so very happy for you Tanya. He will no doubt make an exceptional mate."

There was a moment of silence before Irina said, "He is not married?"

I looked at her with fear in my eyes, "I have not thought about that. I will have to make sure."

Irina nodded, "I will let the others know you will be delayed."

I took off running back to the sight of him. I watched him the entire time. It was quitting time, but he decided to stay a little extra longer. Pride swelled in me.

I followed him home and I hid out of sight, listening. It sounded like he lived alone. There were no voices. I was overwhelmed with relief and happiness.

To my surprise, he appeared again and headed to a blacksmith shop. He must work here as well. Annoyance welled up inside me because he's working too hard. I worried about his health.

I was about to head home when I heard him scream. I rushed through the door and found him cradling his arm and pouring water on it. Sympathy and sadness filled me.

He resumed working and I felt anger that he kept going but I quickly squashed it down. I let closed the door behind me. It creaked, grabbing his attention.

"You shouldn't be here." He said in a deep sexy voice. He seemed a bit uncomfortable.

I stepped closer to him, taking him in. He was very handsome with his smooth skin; fire danced in his beautiful bright brown eyes danced, defined muscles and short brown hair that I would give anything to run my fingers through.

I then noticed something. He wasn't a man, but a woman. This threw me off guard a bit but my feelings for this person didn't fade away, not even a little. I still felt the same. I still wanted to claim, turn, spend eternity with, and make love to this person.

"I just came by to see if you were okay." I said

He paused before saying, "I'm fine, Miss. Thank you for your concern." I smiled, I loved that voice.

Without breaking eye contact, I walked over and grabbed the burned arm. Seeing the red flesh made my heart ache. She hissed and groaned.

Wanting to soothe her, I whispered, "Ssshhhh." I cupped her cheek lovingly.

I could tell she was enamored with me. This excited me and I fought the predator in me to not pounce on her and claim her...at least not just yet.

I brought her flesh to my lips and gently kissed it, calming it.

"I will see you around sir." I said. I had a feeling she didn't want me to know that I knew about her being a woman. So, I decided to act as if I didn't know.

I walked out, heading home.

When I arrived, I told my family everything. It was no surprise that they weren't fazed about my mate's condition. They accepted her, nonetheless.

"I don't care if she is a woman, I'd still love to make love to her." Irina said

"As would I." Kate said.

I growled at them and they held up their hands in defense.

"Now, now, Tanya. We were just playing. We know she belongs to you." Irina said

"So, what is her name?" Eleazar asked.

"I do not know yet. I wanted to ask but it wasn't in the best circumstances." I said.

"Well, why don't you invite your mate to the upcoming ball?" Carmen said.

I smiled, "I plan to."

"Let's see how long it takes for you to court your mate." Kate said with a smile.

I smiled too, "Hopefully not too long."

"What about children, Tanya?" Eleazar asked.

I sighed, "That will be a problem. Vampires can get pregnant but with her being a female, it will be nearly impossible."

At the corner of my eye, I saw Irina grin, "What is wrong?"

"You will find a way around that, sister, don't you worry." Irina said with a grin.

I was confused, "What do you mean?"

"Let's just say, your mate will not have any trouble giving you a child." Irina said

I was enveloped in happiness, "You mean I will be able to bear her baby?"

Irina grinned in response.

"How?" I asked, excitedly.

"I will let your mate tell you." Irina said.

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