I was walking through the hallway as we had just finished our practice, so guys were waiting for me at the cantina while I showered and dressed.
I couldn’t get that girl out of my mind since the moment I first saw her. Shadow, my wolf, was jumping in my head since that day we first started at this school.
At first, I wasn’t sure why he was acting so strange, and then when I saw her in the cantina, she took my breath away. I couldn’t say for sure as Shadow said her inner animal was blocking him out, but when he said she might be our mate, that is when I flipped.
So this weekend, I partied with my friends and still her eyes would pop into my mind. So I did what I do the best—hooked up with a girl to forget her.
So here I am now, running through the hallway with m
Olivia POV ~ Three days later ~ It had been three whole days since I found out Marcus is my mate. I couldn’t go back to school after that because I didn’t want to see him. I felt rejected, even if he didn’t actually reject me. James asked me what happened, but I lied, saying I wasn’t feeling well. Well, it wasn’t a complete lie as when I saw that she-wolf clinging all over my mate, it made my blood boil. I wanted to rip her hands off when I realized that she was the same person I ran into the other day when I followed his scent. I just couldn’t stay there and look at them. Aurora told me that Shadow tried to speak with her, but even she was furious and didn’t want to hear him out. So now here I was at home, being laz
I finally left my house and was on my way to meet Tyson. It’s funny how fate is. It was not so long ago that I would have been a nervous wreck and excited to have this late-night—I don’t even know what to call it—and now I am here walking to meet a gorgeous guy and all that is on my mind is what Lizzy told me about Marcus. Approaching the place where I was to meet with Tyson, I went to sit under the willow tree. It was beautiful here. One of my favorite places. Everywhere around me were trees and the grass filled with wildflowers. In the middle of it all stood a beautiful clear water lake. I would usually come here and sit right down where I am now when I wanted to clear my head and relax. It was my serenity. When Tyson found me here for the first time, it somehow became both of our “go to place.” When we were kids, we would come here and play or swim in the l
Marcus POV Three days… Three fucking long days I had been in agony. Worst of all was she managed to simply run away, and now I knew for sure that she wasn’t going to school because she was avoiding me. Ok, one day, two days I am fine with, but three this was too damn much. If she wouldn’t come and face me, then fuck it, I’d find her and we would have the talk. The only pleasure I had now is that our practices are joined, so I got to kick that asshole’s ass even if it was only on the field. Hell… better something than nothing at all. Ugh… the image that was now burned in my memory of his lips close to Olivia’s ear. But again, I was no better myself. I asked Logan to help me find my mate, and I h
Tyson POV It was such a magical moment, so perfect and right… at least until that jerk came along and stuck his nose in our business. I didn’t want to leave her alone with him, but when she asked me in her sweet and gentle voice, I reluctantly gave them some space, but I would be damned if I went far away and left her all alone with him. I didn’t trust him, and I think that was obvious enough. As much as it pained me to know that he would only bring her hurt and pain, I wanted her to be set free from him and their bond. It wasn’t fair that of all creatures, he was her mate. Looking up at the moon that shone up in the sky, silently I asked at it, Why, Moon Goddess, why did you give her to him? Why couldn’t you hear my silent plea and grant me my biggest heart’s desire? It wasn’t fair…
Olivia POV During the car ride, I felt numb. My mind kept going back to Marcus. He came to see me. Warmth and excitement rushed through me at his words, but at the same time, I couldn’t stop the feeling of sadness and anger. What Lizzy had told me about him and his ways, and what I had seen myself at school ripped my heart apart. The thought of that she-wolf drooling over my mate made my blood boil as the anger present inside of me wanted—no needed—to rip off those claws of hers. He was mine… yet he wasn’t. The bitter truth of that reality crushed my heart because we were destined to be together. A perfect fit. But we couldn’t. Being together put his kind and mine at risk, and how could I put my own people in such great danger for the benefit of my own happiness? Goddess, why did
Marcus POV I couldn’t let her go just like that, so I followed them. It was hard to control Shadow when we first saw them together. When Tyson left me standing there with my own thoughts, I struggled with what to do. I finally snapped out of my daze when I heard the car as it drove away in the distance. My heart squeezed in panic, and I wasted no time as I shifted to my wolf form and followed their scents. It took me a while because it was hard to follow the scent with it being carried away at the high speed of the car, so I stopped a few times to find the correct direction. Finally, I smelled her. Her scent was taking over my senses, making me feel as if I was floating on the clouds. I hid when I saw them in the ocean. I couldn’t see well from the place I was standing, so I se
Olivia POV A new day came and I couldn’t say I was looking forward to it. Not only did I have to go to school but I would also have to see Marcus again. A part of me was excited to see him again, but due to our last encounter, I was feeling nervous. Lying here in my bed, I decided to take a moment to think about all that we said to each other. I was probably a little selfish, but I didn’t want to admit to him that he was right about me being jealous about Samantha. But when he smirked like some pompous jerk, I lost it. I could still see how his eyes went wide when I throw Samantha’s name in his face and he tried to explain, but I just didn’t want to listen. “Oh, dear goodness, was I wrong?” I whispered into the emptiness of my room. A moment later, I saw my door open and James came in with a pot and a spoon slamming i
Olivia POV The darkness of the room left an uneasy feeling in my stomach. I tried to focus my senses on my environment as I tried to take it all in. The hand pressed tightly on my lips was foreign, but I could still smell the scent of raspberries. I tried to place the scent on a person, then after a moment of thinking, it hit me. I wriggled out of the grip and finally freed myself. My vision wasn’t focused fully, but I could see outlines as my senses grew accustomed to the dark. “What is the meaning of this?” I asked in a harsh tone. The person pushed me into the wall, and I heard a menacing chuckle. “Oh little fishy, did I scare you?” The voice was cold, and it sent chills down my spine. Not wanting to show weakness, I raised my chin and strengthened my shoulders as I said, “What do you want, Samantha?”