The weekend flew by, but the memories were still fresh.
The feeling of shifting for the first time was scary and painful, but as my whole family and my family flock were there to help me get through it, guiding me and supporting me, it turned out to be exhilarating and felt out of this world once I let go and gave into it.
As soon as the Moon shone upon the stars that filled the sky and touched my skin, I felt a current of power surge up inside of my body and filled me with warmth.
That was the first time I heard the soft feminine voice.
“Hi Olivia, I am Aurora.”
Hearing my Siren's voice and being able to talk finally after years of feeling her was like a long-lost part of myself had finally returned.
Right after that was when the pain erupted and the shifting process began.
Sitting down in math class as our teacher Mr. Johnson was trying to teach us some equations that I was barely keeping my focus on, I couldn’t stop wondering about that scent and that blond girl. I wondered why did the scent led me to her, because it was obvious she wasn’t my mate, so it must have been some kind of mistake. Looking out the window, I saw that football practice was on, so I looked for Tyson and saw him running. That sad feeling of disappointment crept up inside me, like it had once before when I learned he wasn’t my fated mate. Knowing him for years and growing up together while I secretly had a crush on him, it is just, ugh… things would have been so much easier if I had just been a simple human. I know I have a mate, I just need to find him. And having these feelings for Tyson made me feel bad, like I was cheating, and yet I didn’t even know who exactly I was supposedly cheating on.
Marcus POV 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