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Destined Fate or Mate

Destined Fate or Mate

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Casey thinks she is married to her destined mate, Liam who treats her like a precious jewel right ever since they met. However, their supposed perfect match, their marriage only seems to be getting worse with each day passing. As time goes on, Casey meets and falls in love with another man asides her mate. This goes against werewolf norms, as they are not supposed to have feelings for anyone other than their destined mate. Despite this, Casey cannot help but be drawn to this new love interest and begins to question her loyalty to her mate, Liam. As time goes on, Casey is torn between her duty to her mate, Liam, and her desires. She must decide whether to continue fighting for a marriage that seems to be failing or take a chance on true love. This leads her on a journey to confront her destiny and challenge the traditions of a werewolf pack. Ultimately, the question remains " Can Casey win against fate and choose her path, or will she be bound to her destined mate forever? Only time will tell.

Chapter 1

The full moon rose high in the sky, illuminating the dense forest with its eerie glow. In the midst of the trees, there stood two figures, their powerful wolf forms towering over the other creatures of the night. They circled each other warily, each waiting for the other to make the first move.

Liam howled, his fur thick and dark, bared his teeth in a menacing snarl. His eyes glowed with a fierce intensity as he crouched low to the ground, his muscles rippling under his fur. And Casey, a lean and agile female werewolf, circled him with a playful grin on her face, her tail twitching with excitement at her first fight with her mate. This was a tradition passed down from their werewolf ancestors, for mates to fight themselves in the first full moon together. They had to prove how strong they were to the other werewolves.

Suddenly, Liam lunged forward, his huge paw slashing through the air. Casey dodged to the side with lightning speed, her own teeth bared in a challenging snarl. The two wolves crashed together with a resounding impact, their powerful jaws snapping at each other’s throats.

Fur flew and claws ripped through the air as the werewolf couple fought ferociously. They tumbled and rolled through the underbrush, their teeth and claws scoring deep wounds in each other’s flesh. But despite the bloodshed, neither wolf would give up, their fierce loyalty to each other driving them forward.

Liam managed to gain the upper hand, his powerful jaws clamping down on his mate’s neck. She struggled against him, her own jaws locking onto his shoulder in a desperate attempt to pull him off. But he held on, his muscles straining as he applied more and more pressure.

For a moment, it seemed as though the Liam might succeed in defeating his mate. But then, with a sudden burst of strength, Casey broke free. She landed a powerful blow to his muzzle, sending him reeling backwards.

The couple circled each other once more, panting heavily and covered in wounds. Their eyes locked, communicating silently in the way that only wolves can. In that moment, they both knew that the fight was over. There could be no winner, no loser. They were both too evenly matched, too fiercely strong.

With a final growl of acknowledgement from the Alpha of their pack, the werewolf couple turned and vanished into the night. They would return to their pack, to the safety and security of their home. And despite the wounds they had inflicted upon each other, their bond would only grow stronger.... hopefully.

2 years ago (Flashback)

(Casey's POV)

It's my last day as a high school student, and I am excited to see what the future holds for me. Another thing that excites me is that I would be going to camp in the werewolf camp. My mom had packed my bag filled with clothes and everything I will be needing at the camp the previous day.

I rushed to the school and said goodbye to my friends as I was going to miss them and everyone would be parting ways and going to their preferred tertiary institutions.

My mum came to pick me up at school after the whole goodbye ceremony, and we left for camp.

As a werewolf, we are being trained at the camp to become better citizens, and we also learn how to control ourselves when our wolf part takes over us.

The journey felt longer than before as I was super excited to get to the camp soon. I also hope to find my mate this time.

Soon after, we got to camp, and my mum dropped me at the camp's gate.

As I stepped off the car, the familiar sights and smells of the werewolf camp surrounded me. The crisp scent of pine trees mixed with the musky scent of werewolves, and the crunch of leaves underfoot echoed through the forest. I inhaled deeply, filling my lungs with the scent of the place I had come to love so much. This was my third year coming to camp, and I was more excited than ever before.

My mum stepped out of the car and said, "Casey, make sure you enjoy your camping and call me once in a while, okay? Have fun, my love."

I hugged her and smiled saying, " I will, mum. Thank you for bringing me here and I would make sure I call you once I am not doing anything. I wish you a safe journey back home."

The campsite was nestled deep in the heart of the forest, surrounded by tall trees and sprawling hills. It was a vast expanse of land, with cabins dotting the landscape and fire pits scattered throughout. The main lodge was a grand structure made of wood and stone, with a high roof and large windows that let in the warm light of the sun.

As I made my way to the cabin I was assigned to, I saw familiar faces from previous years. Many werewolves came to camp for the same reason I did, to find their mate. The camp had a reputation for being one of the best places to meet your mate, and most people found their match within the first year of attending.

I was 18 now, and this was my third year at camp, but I still hadn't found my mate. It was a little discouraging, but I tried to stay positive. Maybe this would be my year.

I make my way to the cabin that I've been assigned to, and I'm pleasantly surprised to see that I have a single room. Last year I had to share a room with two other werewolves, and it wasn't the most comfortable experience. I quickly unpack my bag and start to settle in.

As I'm unpacking, I hear a knock on the door. I open it to find one of the older werewolves standing there. He's a big guy, with a thick beard and a stern expression.

"Hey kid," he says gruffly. "You're Casey, right?" I nod, feeling a little intimidated by his size.

"Good. I'm Finn. I've been assigned as your mentor this year. If you have any questions, come to me. Got it?"

I nod again, feeling a little relieved that I have someone to turn to if I need help.

"Good. I'll see you at the bonfire tonight. Don't be late."

With that, he turns and walks away, leaving me feeling a little more at ease.

When he left, I finished unpacking my bags and set up my space, taking in the familiar surroundings. This place felt like home to me.

As I made my way to the lodge for the opening ceremony, I felt a flutter of excitement in my stomach. This was the beginning of two weeks filled with activities, games, and the chance to find my mate. I couldn't wait.

The opening ceremony was held in the main lodge, and it was packed with excited werewolves. The leader of the camp, an older werewolf named Marcus, gave a speech about the importance of finding our mate and the role it played in our lives. He reminded us that we were all here for the same reason and that the camp was the best place to find our match.

After the ceremony, we were free to explore the camp and mingle with other werewolves. I decided to head to the woods, where I knew many people would be.

As I walked through the woods, my mind drifted to the thought of finding my mate. I had dreamed about meeting them for years, imagining what they would look like and what our life together would be like. I knew that finding them wouldn't solve all my problems, but it would give them the sense of completeness that I had been longing for.

I had heard stories of couples who had met at camp and fallen deeply in love, spending the rest of their lives together. I couldn't wait to experience that kind of connection for myself.

I passed by groups of campers gathered around campfires, laughing and sharing stories. I saw others practicing their fighting skills, preparing for the day when they might need to defend themselves from a rogue werewolf.

But as the days passed, I began to feel disheartened. Despite meeting many new people and striking up friendships, I still hadn't found my mate. I started to worry that maybe I wasn't meant to find someone at camp after all.

When I arrived at the wood, I saw a group of werewolves playing a game of volleyball. I recognized some of them from previous years, but there were also many new faces. I joined in the game, feeling the rush of excitement as I leaped and hit the ball back and forth.

As the game went on, I noticed a werewolf on the other team who caught my eye. He was tall and muscular, with dark hair and bright green eyes. There was something about him that made my heart race, and I couldn't help but steal glances at him as we played.

When the game ended, I introduced myself to him. His name was Jake, and he was also 18. We talked for a while, and I found out that he had been coming to camp for two years but hadn't found his mate yet either. There was a connection between us, and I felt a spark of hope that maybe he was the one.

Over the next few days, Jake and I became closer, we did many things together and enjoyed the camp together.

But one day, as we were talking, Jack froze for a few seconds, and he stood up. I asked him what was wrong but he said nothing at first.

"Are you sure you are okay, Jack?" I inquired.

"I am fine Casey, it's just that I can feel the presence of my mate"

I was so happy to hear that, thinking I was the one he was referring to only for him to walk towards a girl and they exchanged glances. He looked straight into her eyes. She was so beautiful. Jake asked for her name and claimed her.

It was a devastating moment. I had thought that I had found my mate but there he was, claiming his real mate.

He came back to me to excuse himself so he can get to chat with his mate. I gave him a fake smile and congratulated him for finding his mate.

I went back to my room to cry and try to forget Jack but the memories we made are something I won't forget.

It's time for another campfire, even though I was sad, a campfire is something that excites me. But despite the excitement and anticipation, I couldn't shake off the nagging worry that maybe, just maybe, I wasn't meant to find my mate at this camp. It was a scary thought, one that I pushed to the back of my mind as I joined my fellow campers around the campfire.

As we shared stories and sang campfire songs, I felt a sense of camaraderie with these strangers who were all here for the same reason as mine. I smiled to myself, knowing that whatever the future held, I had at least found some new friends.

As the night wore on, I yawned and stretched, feeling the fatigue from the long day. I made my way back to my room, grateful for my comfy bed awaiting me in my room.

But even as I closed my eyes and drifted off to sleep, I couldn't help but wonder if my mate was out there, somewhere in the darkness, waiting for me.

Chapter 2

As I sat around the campfire with my fellow werewolves, I couldn't help but feel a sense of bitter sweetness. This was our last camp, our last night together before we all went our separate ways. We had spent so much time bonding, training, and learning together, and it was hard to imagine not having that support system anymore.

But we were determined to make the most of our last night. We shared stories, jokes, and even a few tears as we reminisced about all the memories we had made over the years. We roasted marshmallows, sang songs, and laughed until our stomachs hurt. It was a night I would never forget.

As the fire died down and we all started to head back to our cabins, I couldn't help but feel a sense of sadness. But I knew that this was just the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I went back to my cabin, packed up my things, and crawled into bed, exhausted but content.

The next morning, I was awoken by my mother's voice outside my cabin.

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