Love For The Ladies: Chapter 77 – Survival, Part 1

I remembered a time when I glared into the mirror. My body was cover with old and new bruises. As being a lycan, we were taught how to be loyal, to protect, to hunt, to adapt, and to survive.

What did you do when one of your kind is causing you harm? Testing your loyalty, you became their prey, or forcing you to adapt in an unstable environment? Others will not help, you’re apart of this pack, he chose you as your mate, you must accept it. I’m only left to depend on one natural instinct, survive. 



“Antonia, I have some news to share tonight.”

“What would that be?”

“You know how I’ve been trying to get work inside of the city?”

“Yes, Muraco. You had told me many times.”

“Well hun, I got an interview at the civic center for maintenance position.”

“The civic center huh?”

“Sì, they have tons of events that happens in the city. I’m sure I will be working there regularly. Maybe we can get a house in the city. You’ll be closer to your restaurant. You won’t have to keep doing 20 minute drives from here to there everyday.” 




“But Muraco, I love living here in Canosa, the country side is breathe taking. Plus my garden grows wonderfully here. I highly doubt my garden would grow as nice as it does here in Canosa.”

“I just wanted to make things easier for you, love. Besides.. by living in the city.. I won’t have to deal with the annoyance of the South Canosa pack.”

“Is this the real reason? To avoid the pack? Why can’t they take no for an answer?”

“Because of what I am, a Silver back. By living in Monte Vista, you and Clar will be protected.”

“Muraco, what do you mean by that?”

“You and Clar are my reasons of why I refuse to join. The pack won’t accept Clar cause she isn’t a pure breed. You’re human but Clar is far from being a mutt or anything. She’s pure, she’s a rare kind but they must never know of that. If they knew, I would still have to leave you and take Clar. Our love will never be.”

“I had no idea.. Maybe we can discuss this more.”





“Okay Clar, hold on tight. I don’t want you to fall and hurt yourself. Your Mamma doesn’t approve of this but I think you’ll be okay.”

“I big girl!”

“I know! But hold on, bene?”







“Let’s do something else, bene?”

“I ride more.”

“Ahh Clar, let’s play on the slide. It will be fun. What do you say?”

“OK papà!”




“Cazzo merda… What does he want now. I swear I can not get through one day without seeing his face.”





“Save your shit, Tyrese. I’m beyond annoyed with your presence!”

“I will not stop being a bothered to you until you accept my offer.”

“I will not or ever be apart of your pack!”




“The pack can use a member like you! With your special abilities and such-“

“I don’t give 2 fucks about my use for your god forsaking pack! I want no part of it!”

“Is that whore of a human and mutt child worth shorten your lifeline?! You can’t thrive or be stronger without being in a pack! What a waste being a silver back! You’ll never live up to your true potential being a lone wolf!”

“I don’t care! I love my family! I refuse to leave them for a blood thirsty bitch pack!”




“The whore and mutt child got your mind twisted. You need us, we need you. If they weren’t in the way…”

“If you came near my family.. I swear I will destroy you.” 




“Being a lone wolf is a death wish. You know this.”

“I’m aware. I’ll never leave my family.”

“Your mistake, Muraco. You haven’t seen the last of me.”






“Sorry you had to witness that Clarissa. This is why we need to move into the city. Your Mamma and you will be safe if the pack tries to harm you both.” 





“Another wolf from that pack?”

“Sì.. Tyrese goes to no end to bother me.”

“Are you okay?”

“For now but Antonia.. I’m serious about moving into the city. I think he might try to harm you and Clar.”

“If that’s so.. Then maybe we should leave..” 






“Muraco? Where are you going?”

“For a run.”

“Now? Why now? I thought maybe we could cuddle for a bit… You always have to go for a run afterwards.”

“It’s night, I have this urge.. It’s a natural instinct. I’m sorry Antonia.”

“If you must run… Ti amo Muraco, al sicuro per favore…”

“I will, Antonia.. you know me. I’m always safe. Ti amo troppo.” 




“Hey bella ragazza.. I’ll be back. Just going on a run. Someday you’ll get to come with me. I’ll train you and teach you your skills. You’re not just some mutt, you’re a pure breed like me.. No trace of human blood in you. You were born on a new moon, a special part of me passed on to you.. You’re a dreamcatcher wolf, a rare kind. You have the ability to turn your dreams into a reality once awaken. Only when you have a strong connection with it. You never have nightmares, sweet blissful dreams. It’s reasons why I never say “sweet dreams” to you. You will always, Clar. Ti amo, I’ll be back.” 





“My Muraco.. I know something is wrong.. He didn’t come home last night.”

“This Muraco Ricci, you say he’s one of the werewolves?”

“Yes, Muraco is a were. It’s not like him to not return from his run.”

“Look lady, he probably run off with some pack or found some lady wolf. It happens all the time.” 




“Muraco would never run off with a pack! He’s against packs! And if he did… he would tell me! he most certainly didn’t run off with another woman if that’s what you’re implying! He loves me and our daughter. He especially adores her. Please help me find him!”

“Look Ms. Lamar, there’s nothing we can do at this point. Once he’s been missing for over 24 hours then you can make a report. Honestly it’s pointless given he’s a wolf, the force don’t really look into missing wolf cases, in most cases they left with a pack. I’m sorry, Ms. Lamar.” 




“Clarissa, stay right there. I don’t want you wondering off. I gotta pick some tomatoes, I plan on making a new pasta sauce with these. It will help me keep my mind off of things.”

“Mamma va bene!”





“Antonia Lamar?”

“Ciao.. I’m her. May I ask who are you and how do you know my name?”

“My name is Simona Valenci, I’m a friend of Muraco.”

“Oh well it’s nice to meet you. What brings you by? Muraco? I haven’t seen him in 2 weeks. I’m getting worried.”

“That is why I’m here. It’s about Muraco.”

“Please tell me.. Good or bad.. I must know what happen to him.” 




“Well Antonia.. Muraco died.. He was found dead in a field near Verona beach. I’m so sorry to tell you this. I’m really am.” 





“! This can’t be true! Dead?! How?!”

“He was shot, probably by a scared farmer.”

“I don’t understand… There’s no farmers near there.”

“Maybe a hunter..”

“It was night! I can’t believe this!”

“We aren’t sure who shot him or why.. But I’m sorry it’s true..”

“Where is he? I need to plan a funeral if-“

“Muraco was buried already.. By his family.”

“His family? He hated his family.. they betrayed him.”

“I know, he hated his family but they didn’t stop loving him.” 




“Then I want to see his grave. At least I can say good bye to him.”

“If I could I would.. His remains were sent back to his hometown, Toscana. He was laid to rest on private grounds owned by the Ricci family.”

“I want to see him..”

“I’ll talk to the Ricci family and make arrangements but I can’t make any promises.”

“This can’t be happening.. We had plans to leave Canosa for Monte Vista. He was going to work at the Civic center..”

“I know, Muraco told me about the interview.”

“He wanted to protect us..”

“I know and that is why I’m here. Muraco has told me many times if anything were to happen to him, I would come and look after you and Clarissa. With me being a lycan, I can train Clarissa when she’s older. I’ll be here for you and Clarissa. It’s what Muraco wishes and I will honor it.”

“Thank you, Simona..”

9 thoughts on “Love For The Ladies: Chapter 77 – Survival, Part 1

  1. This dream catcher ability certainly sounds intriguing, especially with getting Borage back. But with her being so anxious, I hope she doesn’t accidentally get herself into any trouble.

    Great chapter as usual 🙂

  2. ooh neat, a dreamcatcher! hmmm might have been good to know that, or she wouldn’t have been having wild wet dreams without a condom. hehe XD
    😦 Her poor dad, though.

  3. Awesome chapter. 😀 The last is starting to make a bit more sense! Poor Muraco :(, Tyrese seems like a freaky dude, not looking forward to learning more about him and I have a bad feeling about Simona too. 😦

    • Tyrese is scum, he’s on the top of the list along with Seth >_< Muraco's death is a bit of mystery but there's more to come about that topic.

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