You can't change someone who doesn't see an issue with their actions. You can only change how you react to them.
"You better give me a reasonable explanation why did you burn the diary?!" Torak's angry voice could be heard from behind the door.
He was too angry and put his focus on Serefina solely until he didn't realize Raine was standing outside the door with the two guards while listening to their conversation inside.
"Why did I do that?" Serefina reiterated Torak's question, there was an apathy in the way she talked. "Of course, to save both of you from unnecessary interference! With this I can assure you no more shadow warrior will latch on your mate, isn't that what you want?"
"You can find another way to cut the link! You don't have to burn that book!" Torak said exasperatedly.
following that there was a loud sound of something being broken.
Apparently because Raphael was holding him back and the fact, despite his fury, Torak still needed her to treat Raine's condition, he only could vent his anger to the things near him.
However, Serefina's next word like put gasoline on fire. "While we are at this. I want to inform you that the teacher, who I had arranged to teach Raine before she disappeared, would come starting tomorrow." She said it blatantly.
"NO!" Torak roared. "YOU ARE HERE TO TREAT HER CONDITION! NOT TO CONTROL MY MATE'S LIFE!" At this point, Torak really had lost it, he shoved Raphael's body away from him easily as he moved toward Serefina while baring his canines, his rage nearly consumed him.
Torak really wanted to smash the witch's head, so she could think properly and tactfully. Every time she opened her mouth it was only to upset other people near her.
However, before Torak's anger totally blinded him, a voice that he had grown to love echoed inside the room as her pleasant scent filled the air.
"I will do it." Her voice neither so loud nor strong but there was determination laced in the way she talked.
The next second, Raine had entered the room and halted her step when she looked at Torak's livid expression, but it only last for a few moments before she strode across the room with steady step and engulfed the angry Lycan with a warm hug.
Her tiny arms circled around his waist as he buried her face on his chest. "I will do it." She repeated her words softly. "I want to study and go to college." She added.
Meanwhile, Calleb waved his hand toward the two guards that followed Raine, ordered them to leave. They were only human, so it would be hard to handle if they saw the beast side of Torak now.
Afterward, Calleb closed the door and watched in puzzled, how easy the Luna calmed the Alpha's anger.
"Do you want to do it?" Out of instinct, Torak hugged Raine's small body and caressed her back.
As replied, she nodded and raised her head to look at Torak. "I want to do it."
Raine didn't do this because Serefina provoked her to take the path that she had arranged for her, but because she really wanted to grow. Maybe Serefina did indeed affect her decision a bit and made her more determined to go out of her shell.
However, out of many things that Serefina had done and mean words that she had said, Raine still couldn't forgive her for what she had done to her mother's diary.
She would always remember that.
"Is it because of her?" Torak cupped Raine's face and stared at her eyes deeply, looking for reluctance or lies, but he only saw her eagerness.
"No." Raine shook her head, her lips curved into a small smile. "I really want to do this."
Despite Raine's sudden change of behavior, Torak preferred this side of her more than the one that had rejected him earlier.
The fear was so real as he thought Raine didn't want him anymore and he didn't know how to handle that kind of emotion.
If it was someone else, he would use any method to make things happened the way he wanted, but he couldn't do that to his mate, it would feel like someone had stabbed him ruthlessly when he saw Raine was doing something that she didn't want to.
"Are you sure?" Torak needed more assurance. "You don't need to do something that you don't like, my love." He caressed her cheeks gently as his eyebrows furrowed.
In the other side, Serefina rolled her eyes while Raphael glared at her for her gesture.
After Raine disappeared and Serefina had neglected her duty to keep her safe, those things really pissed Torak off. Torak really didn't want to have anything to do with the witch if it wasn't because for Raine's sake.
If stayed in this city and put her away from Lycanthropes was enough to keep her health, he would do that and kicked Serefina out of this house this very second.
Unfortunately, Raine's condition wasn't that simple.
"It settled then." Serefina clapped her hands and smirked triumphantly. "Your teacher will come tomorrow. Study hard so you can enter a good university."
"I just agreed with her study, about the university we will talk about that later." Torak talked to Serefina with gruff tone. "Before her teacher comes, give his profile to Raphael so he can run a background check on them."
Serefina had arranged everything for Raine without Torak's concern and as long as Raine was safe and sound, he could endure her overbearing way, but not now.
Torak would ensure everything that happened around his mate was within his observation and he had to know every detail of it.
"You don't need to do that." Serefina scoffed, she didn't like her work was being inspected. "Raine had met him before this."
Torak turned his head toward Raine and looked at his mate. "Do you like the teacher?"
Raine indeed had met with Aero, the teacher that Serefina had hired, but her replied was unexpected. "No." Raine answered truthfully. "I don't like him."
"Alright." Torak nodded in understanding. He then turned his head and talked to Serefina, whose eyes had opened wide because of annoyed the moment she heard Raine's answer. "You can find another teacher."
Meanwhile, Raine nuzzled her head on Torak's chest as she blinked her eyes at the witch innocently.