I was almost about to lose my faith
Was still dreaming but feared it was too late
But then you came along to my surprise
And stole my heart before my very eyes
-Out of the Blue, by: MLTR-
It was Raphael that finally ushered the two women out of the room. He talked about finishing the paper work of Raine's adoption and there would be another people who would handle the next necessary procedure.
Once it was only Torak, Raine, and the grey wolf, Torak took a seat on the edge of her bed as the bed screeched under his weight and its startled Raine.
She raised her head and looked at him with fear dancing on her black eyes.
"I will not hurt you." Torak said without breaking their eyes contact. "Please, we have to go." He reached out his hand carefully. He had never said please to anyone, but he pleaded her not to be afraid of him.
Raine looked at Torak's big hand and the grey wolf that tilted his head innocently while looking at her. She had seen wolf before, they rarely appeared and never attacked her like the other creatures, but to actually saw them, it still gave her a thrilled. These creatures' size was three times bigger than the actual wolves.
Torak followed her gazed. "Shift." He said toward Calleb.
Calleb stepped aside, disappeared from Raine's line of sight before he appeared again in his suit. Scratching the back of his hand, he gave Raine a big warmth smile. "Hallo Raine, my name is Calleb."
Raine's eyes widened in shock, her lips parted. She didn't know if they could transform into human.
"Calleb, you can wait outside." Torak said while assessing Raine's expression. She shocked, yet it was plainly could be seen that it wasn't her first time to encounter a shape shifter.
Calleb grinned at Raine before he closed the door.
"We need to go now, my love" Torak said softly, his tone changed drastically when he talked with her.
The endearment word in his sentence made Raine looked at him in confusion. She didn't know why this stranger called her like that and she didn't want to blindly follow him.
Torak sighed when he saw her reaction. Ignoring her uncomfortable, he move closer until his chest touched her knees, she petrified.
"You are my mate Raine and no sane creatures will hurt their own mate, no matter how evil creatures you are." He looked at her right in her eyes. "Don't fear me, I will never hurt you. I will never let anyone hurt you."
It had been a long time since the last time someone gave a comforting look like Torak gave to her, without any judgment and resentment.
This past eight years she slowly began to get used with the way other people around to see her. Especially when they put her in the mental hospital, she was the crazy girl. They had been avoiding her like a plague ever since.
They gave her a looked as if she had grown three heads and would throw disgusting gaze. But, the stranger in front of her was different. His eyes held concerned and in weird way her body relaxed around him.
Torak stretched out his hand and cupped her face in his big palm. "Can you feel that?" He whispered in his husky voice.
Raine could feel the spark that electrocuted her skin when he touched her, it didn't hurt, but tickled her in nice way.
She felt it before when Torak hugged her, but didn't think about it further because of her fear. But, now when she felt it clearly, it made her felt a warm sensation was creeping around her face, the kind of sensation that made her wanted to touch him more. She felt safe.
"You feel it too, right?" Torak moved closer and touched his forehead with hers. "Hurting you is like hurt myself and I will never do that" He whispered to her.
His warmth breath and the spark sensation that Raine felt made her tensed nerves relaxed.
"Now, will you come with me?"
Raine nodded. Her body answered him before her mind could process it. Yet, to think about how she had been living in this past year in the orphanage, she knew she wouldn't regret her decision. She believed him and it was strange, but at the same time she knew it was the right thing to do.
The mate bond worked its way.
"Good." Torak pulled away from her and beamed into a bright smile that seemingly put Raine under a spell as she couldn't draw her eyes from him. "We need to go now, my love."