Changmin was fine without a mate; he had been okay ever since he became a werewolf. But little did he expect his world to turn upside down when he finally met his mate.
Genre: Drama, Fluff, ot5 (Changmin-centric, Changmin/FOC, Yunjae, Everyone loves Junsu)
A longer chapter this time just because 🙂 Also, some love between Junsu and Changmin hehehehe because we all know that Changmin likes teasing Junsu a lot just cos he loves his hyung XD
Changmin was definitely not a morning person. And one of his most hated things in the world was to be woken up when he has not had his full beauty sleep yet. He quickly jerked upright the moment he heard a shout. Groggy and disorientated, he stumbled into the living room, only to find an injured Jaejoong gasping for air in the living room.
Yunho was beside him, trying to stop the bleeding wounds on his mate’s chest. His eyes shined a bright golden glow, and Changmin knew Yunho was trying to keep his calm. The Alpha worked quickly, but Changmin knew he needed to call Yoohwan. Yoohwan was the pack’s doctor, and given the severity of Jaejoong’s wounds, his skills were definitely needed.
Yoohwan must have heard the commotion, as a split second later, he ran out of his room with his bag. Jaejoong’s face was pale and scrunched up in pain. Wolf growled, clearly upset that his pack member has been hurt so badly.
As Yoohwan approached Jaejoong, Yunho hissed and snarled at the Second. Placing one hand on Yunho’s shoulder, Changmin tried to calm the Alpha down. The golden almond – shaped eyes immediately softened and Yunho quickly moved aside for Yoohwan to tend to his mate. Looking at Jaejoong’s scars, they were definitely gumiho claw marks.
Wolf whined uneasily, ‘Do you think this is related to the incident before?’
“I…don’t know.” When a pack member gets hurt, the pack gets closer and everyone finds it hard to stay calm. Yunho was doing a great job not only managing his own emotions, but also stabilising the pack’s.
While werewolves heal quickly, wolves that suffer from great wounds but do not seek help quickly can still die from blood loss. Luckily, Yoohwan was extremely skilled and managed to patch Jaejoong up in no time.
“Pack meeting now.” Placing one hand on his lower back, Yunho ordered his pack while supporting his mate. Even though Jaejoong’s wounds were bandaged, he was still very pale.
Seeing that the submissive was nowhere to be seen, Changmin decided to notify him of Yunho’s orders. Upon reaching his room, however, Changmin immediately sensed that something was wrong. Junsu’s door was slightly open and Changmin could hear him sobbing quietly to himself inside. He opened the door gently, only to see Junsu sitting in a corner of the room. He had obviously not noticed the youngest entering, because as Changmin sat down in front of him, Junsu was startled and quickly wiped his tears away.
“Hey, what’s wrong? You can tell me anything.” Changmin gently placed a hand on Junsu’s shoulder. He was not very good at comforting others (that is Jaejoong’s area of expertise) and often found himself feeling awkward and useless whenever a pack member cried.
“Nothing. Didn’t Yunho call for a meeting? Let’s go.” Junsu tried to stand up and leave but Changmin was quicker.
“That can wait. I’m sure Yunho will understand.” Changmin whipped his phone out and sent a message to the Alpha. Even though he wouldn’t admit it, Changmin has always had a soft spot for the submissive. Junsu was like the glue of the pack, without him, the pack would not be able to hold everyone together.
“Now, tell me what’s wrong.” Changmin lowered himself beside Junsu, wrapping one arm around the latter’s shoulders.
“It was my fault.” Junsu whispered. “Jaejoong got injured because of me.” Tears started streaming down the cherubic face once more.
“What do you mean? He was attacked by a gumiho, wasn’t he?”
“We were out patrolling together, and I wasn’t paying attention. I didn’t even notice the gumiho presence until she was right behind me and…” Junsu clutched onto Changmin’s shirt as he wailed. “Jaejoong jumped in to save me. He got injured protecting me.”
“Hey hey it’s okay.” He hugged the upset submissive tightly. “I’m sure everyone understands.” Changmin could feel Wolf cuddling with Junsu’s and trying to calm the latter down.
“Look at me.” Grabbing Junsu’s face gently, Changmin stared into the pair of frightened eyes. “It’s not your fault. If it’s anyone’s, it’s the fault of that gumiho for messing with us, okay?”
Junsu simply nodded his head. “Thanks.” Junsu’s wolf howled in agreement and instantly Changmin felt much better.
“Shall we go to the pack meeting then? I’m sure they are still waiting for us.” Leading the way, the duo headed to the living room, where like Changmin said, the pack was waiting patiently for them.
Jaejoong looked much better than before, but was still leaning heavily onto Yunho for support. Yunho placed a firm arm around his mate, allowing Jaejoong to lean onto his shoulder. When he noticed the duo enter the room, he broke into a small smile.
“You’re here.” Yoochun shifted himself to make some room for the pair.
“Su, are you okay?” As soon as Jaejoong asked that question, tears starting welling up in Junsu’s eyes again.
“Hyung, I’m so sorry!” The submissive ran up and gave Jaejoong a big hug. “Sorry sorry sor-“
“Hey, you have nothing to be sorry about. I’m fine.” Changmin was grateful that Jaejoong interrupted Junsu’s rambling (because it can go on for hours). The Alpha’s mate placed a light kiss on Junsu’s forehead, while Yunho patted his head. Junsu whined slightly before settling back to sit beside Yoochun, who grabbed onto the submissive’s hand for support.
“I’m guessing you all know why we are having this pack meeting today.” Yunho addressed. The mood in the room suddenly turned sombre and Wolf shifted uneasily.
“We had the same gumiho problem a few days ago, but this time, they have taken it too far. I won’t stand for it when my pack is hurt.” The Alpha’s eyes burnt a bright golden and Jaejoong immediately put his hand on the Alpha’s. Almost instantly, the gold specks faded and Yunho gave a sigh before giving Jaejoong a small peck on his lips gratefully. “The Marrock has called for a meeting with the surrounding packs in the region and we will be leaving tomorrow.”
‘Tomorrow? That’s too soon!’ Wolf huffed. Changmin agreed readily. He had planned to go visit his mate (‘You mean you want to stalk her like a creepy pervert.’ Wolf snickered.) but now everything had to be put on hold.
Yunho must have sensed that something was amiss as he quickly glanced at Changmin. “Nothing will be planned for today. Jae needs to rest and I’m sure you have some loose ends to tie up too.”
Changmin smiled and mouthed a small thank you. He has always been grateful and thankful for being in such a welcoming pack, and Yunho and Jaejoong have been so incredibly patient and accepting of all of them.
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