Title: Queen of His Heart
Faceclaims: Brett Dalton and Yara Shahidi (but you do not have to use them. It could be stock photos).
In their Lycanthrope world, mates were life. Up until meeting their mate, the wolf and the human are incompatible. Internally, it’s a constant battle field for dominance between the two forms. Mates civilizes and brings together both forms. Mates were the liaison; they simultaneously calmed the beast and set fire to the soul.
King Adalric Romanov was now over three centuries old. His madness was beginning to consume him. He knew it would only be a matter of time before he would become a tyrant in his own Kingdom, ruled by unadulterated rage and aggression. His wolf was consuming him. His human form was losing the war that brewed deep within him.
When Adalric killed a prisoner, he knew that it was a true sign of his downfall. The following week, he scheduled his death. He would have his Beta kill him in order to preserve what sanity he had left. He never found his mate and he had accepted that.
But when a certain girl stumbles in front of him, he can’t ignore his intrinsic reaction to her. It was as if he was finally living. Colors seemed brighter. Sounds became clearer. And for once, his raging beast calmed. He was at peace.
But the girl in front of him was only eighteen. She had not lived as she should have before being tied down by royal duties and his sullied love.
She needed time, and he would wait as long as he could.
All along she believed he didn’t want her.
“Of course I love her,” he said. “You only give people you love the power to destroy you.”
Ideas: Basically, I want innocence radiated through the cover. Preferably pastel colors contrasted with his dark disposition if that makes sense. You can literally do whatever you want.
Payment: Permanent follow!
Answer: Ching Shih