Interview with Decebel, Alpha of the Serbian Pack and Mate to Jennifer
*How does it feel to be an Alpha again?
Like putting on a well worn glove that has been off for far too long. I’m an Alpha, it’s who I am and refusing to take that roll was tearing me apart though I did not realize it. But I couldn’t be a good Alpha without my mate at my side, so maybe that’s why it has taken so long. I was waiting for the brat to grow up.
*Do you miss being a Beta at all? If so, what is it?
I miss having the closeness that I had with Vasile. There is something special between and Alpha and his Beta.
*Does Jen really annoy you that much? Would you change anything about her?
Frustrate me, drive me insane, worry me, keep me alert and on my toes—yes, annoy me—no. I could not and would not change a thing about her because then she would not be my Jennifer.
*What did you truly think when you finally figured out that Jen was your mate?
The Fates knew what they were doing when they destined her for me. I could not be with someone with less spine than her, I would crush their spirit. I could not be with someone who didn’t know her worth and have her own confidence in herself because I’m so dominate that it’s her confidence that will help my wolf not try to put her in a bubble to keep her safe from every little thing.
*In Just One Drop and Out Of The Dark Fane and you seem to grow a bit closer as “friends”, do you still have that relationship?
For so long Fane has been Vasile’s son, and I didn’t realize that he had grown into a strong, dominant male. When we were going through all of those difficult situations and I was seeing him protect his mate I realized for the first time that Fane was no longer the boy I knew, but nearly close to my equal and one day will be.
*What is your favorite song that Jen has “danced” too? (hehe!)
A song that was played in the privacy of our bedroom where for once I was her only audience and unlike my mate I do not share what goes on behind closed doors.
*Since we only know a little bit about your past, what is your favorite childhood memory?
When I was young it was a nightly ritual for us to gather around the fire just before bed and my father would tell us a story. He was the best story teller. I don’t talk about my past much, but that is a time that I like to remember.
*What do you really do in your downtime?
*chuckles* You ask like it must be something utterly interesting. I spend time sparring with Jennifer, teaching her how to defend herself in her human and wolf form. I enjoy reading, though I prefer to read the classics. And I love to just sit with my mate and listen to her talk—she rarely stops but that’s alright because I love the way she makes me laugh. I’ve met no other who makes me laugh and feel at ease even in these dark times the way she can.
*How are you handling the ultimatum the Fates have thrown at you?
*Deep sigh* How does any man handle the idea of losing his child, and knowing his mate will suffer such a devastating loss? I’ve made a choice. It is not one that I am totally at ease with, but it is necessary and sometimes what is necessary sucks. Jennifer will always come first, and I know she won’t handle my choice well, but she will live, and our daughter will live and that is what matters to me.