Fandom: Teen Wolf / Blue Bloods
Pairing: None in this part
Warnings: (highlight for spoilers) *text*
Word Count: 350
Summary: My head-canon for how Frank Reagan became the Alpha
Notes: For the "post every day in May" meme; when I have more, I'll post it on AO3
Frank's mother was supposed to be the Alpha, after her mother. If Frank had a sister, she would have been named the next Alpha, but Frank's older brother had been born human and died of leukemia before Frank was even born. But there never were any other brothers or sisters. There was speculation among the adults that maybe one of the cousins might inherit.
The Regan family had been largely matriarchical, the husbands usually taking the Regan name. Henry had been a Cunningham before he married Betty Regan, happily changing his name to hers -- a rare practice in the 1950's.
When Frank was 14, his grandmother was waiting outside his school to pick him up. Frank normally took the bus, this was one of the rare occasions that Frank didn't have an after school activity; an unexpected afternoon with Nona was a treat.
He could smell the grief as he got into the car.
"Nona! What happened?" Frank demanded.
She reached out and took his hand. "Your mother... there was a car accident..."
At Frank's wail of "No..." she flashed red eyes at him to keep him from shifting, and gathered him into her arms.
"Shh... little one..." Nona soothed as she rocked him back and forth, tears in her own eyes.
Ten years later, on the date of his her death, Frank was visiting his mother's grave when the sudden onrush of power sent him to his knees.
"Nona!" Frank wailed. He panted as the rush of power ran through him. It was half an hour before he could move to his car. He hurried home to chaos.
His father had a grim look on his face.
"Once is an anomaly..." Henry said.
"Twice is a pattern," Frank finished. "What do we do?"
"We use the system to find out what happened," Henry said. "That means you have to step up. I need you in the academy, so you have the tools we need to find the bastards that did this to our family."
Frank sighed. It wasn't what he had planned to do with his life, but he was the Alpha now... he needed to protect his pack.
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