belt that goes across the alternator came off while driving and i had to drive it for about a mile until i could pull over and look at it,
Drive a mile without the belt and your engine will over heat....about 1/4 of a mile maybe less is the limit
Been there done that
then later when i got in my car to drive home i noticed the temperature spike up and it started to get really hot,
This tells me your engine did get real hot and spued the water out of the overflow, till by the time you stopped there was not enough to spue out anymore, so did not notice it.
so i filled it up with bottled water that i had in my trunk and that helped so i drove all the way home because the temp remained at a normal level
This confirms the above
but now there seems to be this weird ticking noise coming from somewhere and im not sure what it could be.
When an engine over heats like that, the chances are you will blow a head gasket, warp a head...which may not show up for a few 100/1000 miles with running hot and/or loosing water...AND/OR collapse a pistion.
Check your spark plugs..is there 1 or 2 that look very clean? water leaking into the pot will do that
Get the radiator checked for any HC....the local workshop will be able to test in a couple minutes by drawing the radiator gas thru a soln which changes colour.
Use a mechanics stethospke (they are cheap) or a large screw driver with a hard solid handle, use as a stethoscope....to locate the tick
If up on a host and the tick sounds a little loader and using the stethoscope on the side of the block, you sort of locate the tick, it will be a cracked or collapsed pistin.