The past three days have agonizingly gone by. I have most of my classes with Colin and it has been extremely awkward. For me at least. I swear he knows or senses something because he has looked back at me at least a few times each class. It may be because I keep looking at him.
I have been day dreaming about him and I being together a lot the past couple days. I can sense Leia clawing at my head trying to claim her mate. I wish I could just tell him now, but it's frowned upon in our culture to ruin the moment of realization for your mate.
Today is Friday, the homecoming game and the day that Colin turns seventeen. The day that he finds out we are mates. My stomach has been doing backflips all morning. There is no way I’m getting through the day without puking multiple times.
Tomorrow is the homecoming dance and I have my dress and shoes waiting. My mother bribed and forced me to go shopping with her to get a dress which I don’t typically wear for anything but special occasions. She gave me a sob story on my birthday. It worked.
“You know, I was so excited when I found out you were a girl. I always wanted to have a little girl of my own to dress up and to do girly things with. Unfortunately, the Moon Goddess decided to make you into a little Tomboy for your dad.”
Her nose scrunched and she elbowed me in the side. My mom loves me exactly how I am, so I know she was just joking with me. We have an amazing relationship, but I am sure it still makes her sad that I don’t dress up or act girly. It’s not that I hate it or anything. I just don’t see the point.
“Homecoming, prom and your wedding day Ellie, those are the only days that I beg you to let me dress you up and make you my little baby doll.”
“Ok mom, I’ll give you those three days. As long as you never call me a baby doll ever again.”
“Deal!” She squealed so loud, clapping her hands and jumping up and down. She quickly grabbed her keys and my hand, practically dragging me to her car, and we were off to the mall. We probably shopped at six different stores before finding the right one, and then another three for the perfect shoes and accessories.
We ended our shopping trip with mother daughter manicures and pedicures. I have to admit that it was the most fun I have had in a long time. It made me really happy to see her smile so much. She must have taken at least 100 pictures of us together.
She is so ridiculous, but I love her for it.
****End of flashback****
I get to school right as the first bell rings. I rush into class, past the teacher to my seat. Looking around I notice that Colin and Luke are not in class. Strange, especially seeing as how today is the homecoming game.
They are both on the football team, and would normally be completely obnoxious together all day at school. The teachers would let them because who are they to yell at the future Alpha and Beta of the pack on the day of the homecoming game and on the young Alpha’s birthday. So, cliché. I text Luke to see what's going on and where they are. I can't help that part of me is worried that Colin may be in trouble.
Me: Luke, where are you and Colin?
Luke: We are at Alpha Lawrence's house. Him and my dad have meetings all day. Now that Colin and I are 17, they said it's time for us to learn the ropes and start attending some of the important meetings, since we will be taking over next year. I'm so pissed
Next year when they both turn eighteen, they will be taking over the pack together. Seeing as we have the largest pack territory in Ohio, it is a very big deal. My phone keeps going off throughout class and it is from Luke. Not surprising though, he hates the meetings and finds them boring.
Luke: Colin is being such a dick today, Ellie. He is pissed that he isn’t at school and that Victoria isn’t his mate.
Me: Back up, what do you mean she isn’t his mate? I thought FOR SURE they were!
I snarl the entire time I type that text out and then gag when I hit send. I still haven’t told Luke that I am Colin’s mate. Luke hasn’t found his yet, and I feel really bad for him. I think he was hoping it was me.
Luke: NOPE! She came to our room early this morning and when he opened the door, he felt nothing. His wolf Devon spoke up immediately and confirmed it. So, he told her he was busy and would call her later. He pretty much closed the door in her face without even caring.
Immediately, a smile spreads across my face as my hand flies to my mouth to contain my laughter. I suddenly feel a pair of eyes burning a hole into the top of my head. When I look up Victoria is staring daggers at me. Is that look on her face jealousy or curiosity? Does she know? Or is she just in a bad mood from what happened?
The rest of the day has gone by without any more communication from Luke. His dad frequently takes his phone, so I am guessing that happened again today. I spent my time at lunch and study hall with the few girls that I am actually friends with, Amber and Heather.
Amber is shorter than me at five foot four. She has black hair that she tints purple and keeps in a bob, and has dark brown eyes. Heather is the same height as I am with shoulder length white blonde hair and blue eyes.
Both are seventeen already, but neither have found their mates yet, and I haven't told them about Colin. After the last bell rings, I walk back to the pack house, deciding to take a nap before going to the football game tonight. There is no way Colin will miss the big game and neither will I.
I wake up half dazed to Leia yelling at me. “Wake up Ellie! We have a mate to watch get sweaty tonight!” “Gross! You know I can sense your arousal, right?” “You know I can sense yours too, right?” Yep, we are practically twins. I grunt and roll my eyes before getting off the bed and heading to my closet to figure out what I will wear tonight. It's kind of a big night, so I should at least try to put some effort into my look. I still don't care enough to not have my signature pony, but I do however care enough to wear some cut off denim shorts and a tight white t shirt with our school’s colors. I also am wearing some neutral makeup with Luke’s number on my cheek. I am his number one fan, after all. It's my job as his best friend to cheer him on. I walk over to the stadium and purchase my ticket. Amber and Heather are at the mall picking out dresses and accessories for tomorrow. They couldn’t care less about football, so it's not a surprise they didn't come. Since they are no
I fling open the door right as the person on the other side is about to pound on it again and they end up punching me in the nose. “What the actual fuck Luke, seriously! What is your problem!” I start rubbing my nose aggressively and his eyes go wide. “OMG Ellie I am SO sorry!” He says as he starts busting out laughing, realizing what just happened. Luke pulls me into his muscular arms and shushes me. He knows I can’t stay mad at him while he’s hugging me. “Ok, let go of me, you big goof,” I try to claw my way out of his arms until he finally lets me go. When I am finally on my two feet, I stomp my foot and cross my arms like a toddler. “What happened to you last night? I scored a touchdown right before halftime. I wanted to talk to you after my parents walked me across the field, but you were nowhere to be found. After the game I would have called you but my dad took away my phone yesterday morning for texting you during the meetings.” He's seems worried, but also upset wit
“Oh, my Goddess, Ellie Miner is that you?! Honey you are a sight!" Luna Amara takes my hand over my head and twirls me around a couple of times, before bringing me in for a hug. I laugh and return the hug. "These teenage wolves will be drooling all over you tonight!" She let's go of me and faces Luke with a stern expression, but is obviously being silly. "Luke, you better keep your eye on your best friend at the dance tonight, or she'll be swept away!” She winks at Luke and he blushes instantly. "Yes Luna, you have my word." He bows to her and she playfully pats his shoulder. "Good to hear it." She chuckles out. There are quite a few low growls from the girls behind us, which just makes me laugh to myself, and shake my head. “Thank you, Luna Amara! I can't take any credit for it though; this was all my mother’s doing.” I roll my eyes slightly, because I am sure she knows all about it already. “Yes, I assumed so. Scarlett has always been a beauty queen herself. She
When we make it to the dance and get inside, I am relieved to find out that Luke and I are not at the same table as Colin and Victoria. Amber and Heather are there waiting for us and I am so happy to see them. They came to the dance with each other as usual and squeal when they see me. "Dang Ellie! look at you!" Amber yells as she rushes to hug me. "You look so amazing, it's nice to see you all dressed up!" Heather just smiles and I hug her while rolling my eyes. If anyone can take my mind off of Colin for a little while, it's these two girls. When we sit down, the dinner plates are already there and we start eating. I wasn't really lying earlier, I am starving. The pack cooks are always on point with their food for special occasions, and tonight is no exception. The girls grab my arms while I am still eating when one of our favorite songs comes on. It’s an oldie, but we LOVE IT! I laugh as I run out there with them ready to shake my ass. I may be a tomboy, but I know how t
When I come back into the cafeteria I walk straight to the table and grab Luke by the tie pulling him to the dance floor. We’ve danced before and have kissed a few times after a couple drinks, so it’s not like if I did that tonight it would be odd. I just hope he forgives me for using him to make Colin jealous. Another old school song comes on that was hand-picked by the Moon Goddess herself just for this occasion. It’s a song that is pretty much made for grinding. I turn so that my ass is against Luke’s crotch and grab his hands, placing them on my hips. I place my own hands on my thighs to steady myself and start to grind. I tilt my head to the side showing Luke my bare neck. I make eye contact with Colin who just made his way back to Victoria with drinks. I smirk at him while I lightly brush my hand against my neck. As werewolves our necks are super important. They are either a sign of submission to an Alpha, or where your mark goes from your mate. So, me showing Luke my neck
I try opening my eyes but the instant throbbing tells me that not only did I drink too much moonshine last night, but today is going to be rough. I make my way slowly to the window and close the curtains. I zombie my way back to the bed and fall face first onto the mattress groaning into my pillow. The memories of last night start flooding back and I hear Leia whimper in my head again while I just want to cry. This time her whimpers hurt my head. Why did I drink so much? Ugh. Wait! How did I get home?! I jolt out of my bed and grab my phone. I have a bunch of missed calls and texts from Luke, Amber, Heather and my mom. Shit, how did I get home. I try to reach out to Leia, but she doesn’t answer. I think she is still so hurt by what Colin did. I am too, but I think he took me home. I am almost positive he did, but he’s not in my room so maybe he didn’t. Or maybe he did but just dropped me at my room and went to his on the other side of the pack house. I decide to go through my
“FUCK! What am I supposed to do? I’m going to be his Beta for fuck’s sake and he’s one of my best friends.” Luke’s voice is shaking and I know he wants to hide immediately. Alpha’s are known to be possessive of their mates and we witnessed last night what Colin's jealousy is like. “It’s not like he isn’t with someone right now, right? Why should he care.” Maybe I can convince myself as well. Probably not, but it is worth a shot. I open the door overly confident and slightly annoyed. Colin is standing there looking extremely nervous and unsure of why he is at my door. He freezes as his eyes find my nipples. They are still so hard that they are practically poking holes through my t-shirt. His eyes dart to my panties and up to my eyes which are now very wide. His eyes finally land on Luke standing behind me who I am positive is as pale as a ghost. I know he can smell my arousal and I am sure he is not stupid about what was just taking place. Luke still has an erection and we are
I get to the lobby just in time for Heather and Amber to pull my arms towards the theater. They've already gotten popcorn, drinks and lots of candy. I have such a big sweet tooth. They really know how to turn my moods around. I am so glad they are my friends. The movie is already starting so we quickly find some seats in the middle. I plop down and realize that Luke is in the seat next to me. Well played girls. I just smile at him apologetically and he nods at me before lifting the armrest between us. I lay my head on his shoulder relieved that he isn't upset with me. It's halfway through the movie now, and Colin just showed up with Victoria. He has his arm around her waist and she is giggling while he is whispering in her ear. Ugh I could vomit looking at them. Obviously sensing me, he looks up and makes eye contact with me. Colin lets go of Victoria's waist and grabs her hand, guiding her to their seats just a few rows in front of us. I can tell he is not happy about me cudd