I didn't want to keep you guys waiting too long because it's Thanksgiving coming up and I'll be busy with family visiting. I know it's really short, but I guess it's sort of a teaser. Don't worry. This is NOT the last chapter. Since this one is like a preview, the main event might be one or two chapters ahead.

Upon the realization of Derek being my mate, many things happened both good and bad: I told Scott about Allison and they broke up but he somehow ended up with Christina; Jackson realized he didn't love Lydia the same way anymore and they split up; Jackson and his best friend, Danny, got together after Jackson discovered he was bisexual; Lydia finally noticed Stiles for the genuine sweetheart he is; the bad thing that happened was my father came back.

He gave my mother some crap story about how he still loved her and that leaving her was a big mistake. And my mother, being a kind-hearted woman who believed everyone deserved a second chance, took him back. I was finally home and she had let him intrude again. I tried my best for her sakes to give him a chance, but I couldn't take it. The looks he gave me, shooting daggers, but for some reason I knew those looks were meant not for me, but for the relationship I had with Derek.

I confided in Derek, spilling every thought I'd had pertaining to my father. After hours of talking, I cried into his shoulder while he rested his chin atop my head rubbing my back as he murmured that everything would be ok.

More weeks passed and as each week progressed, I cried more and more often to Derek. When he finally hand enough, he asked me to move in with him. My mother approved, regarding the fact that he was my mate; my father on the other hand, didn't want me to. He wanted me to stay in the house with my family so he could continuously torture me with those deadly looks, but to keep my mother's trust, he 'allowed' me to move in with Derek.

Two days later, Derek called the pack to come help me move. As each one of them, Jackson, Danny, Lydia, Stiles, Scott, and even Christina, passed by, my father glared at them with a hatred that could not be explained.

When the last of my items were packed, I stared down the stairs. At the bottom, I halted at the sound of hushed voices. I tiptoed silently to a corner where I could see them and I knew they couldn't see me.

"Ok, so how much do you want?" My father looked at the younger Alpha. "Ten thousand? One hundred thousand? Or one million?" I heard my father's annoying voice. Moments later, Derek replied.

"Excuse me?" He asked. "What are you talking about?" he questioned politely. My father Austin, who I refused to call dad any more let out a dry, humorless laugh then began.

"You know exactly what I'm talking about. Don't play dumb mutt now. How much money will it take for you to leave my daughter alone? You know you don't love her. You're probably trying to get back at me aren't you?"

Get back at him? I wondered.

Derek stood before him looking suddenly taller than a few seconds ago. In a low booming voice he talked, "Listen, I'm not like you. I seek revenge unless necessary. Now I don't know what rivalry you and my father had that made you invade my family and sleep with my mother right before my eyes," he inhaled a deep breath to calm himself before continuing, "but I honestly love your daughter. More than you seem to love her. And that's why I'm protecting her, from you. What kind of rampant spree were you on that caused you to bit her?" Derek paused for a second. "It doesn't matter because you don't love that beautiful young woman that you brought into this world. You barely even know her. You left them behind, when she was so young, hoping that my mother would run off with you. Nikki doesn't know why you left, but you left them and you don't know her, and that's why now she doesn't love you. As a matter of fact, she hates you." Derek said with finality.

Austin cringed slightly at Derek's last three words. Before he could say anything, I walked in the room pretending I hadn't just seen and heard everything exchanged between the two.

"I'm ready." I grabbed Derek's hand and led him out of the house to his awaiting Camaro and expectant pack.

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