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 youduring the meetings.” He's seems worried, but also upset with me.
I uncross my arms and walk towards my bed, sitting on the edge.
“I know. I am so sorry Luke! Leia was really wanting me to shift so she can finally run and it sounded too good to pass up!” I am really hoping that my half-truth will just be accepted.
“Ok, I believe you, but I don’t think you’re telling me everything," He looks at me like he's trying to see inside my head. "Wait, you shifted? How did it go? You didn’t do it alone, did you? What does she look like?” His smile grows and I am happy that he is as excited about it as I am.
“Luke, she is amazing, and so beautiful, I can’t wait for you to see her!” I almost jump off my bed remembering our run and her reflection in the water.
“I can’t wait either, I’m sure her and Jack will get along as well as we do!” He looks at me like he is sad we aren’t mates.
His gaze shifts and then he quickly walks over to where my dress is hanging on my closet door, changing the subject.
“Wow Ellie, is this your dress?! We are going to turn some heads tonight huh! His eyebrows start dancing at me and I laugh at him.
Of course, I’m going to the dance with Luke. We have gone to every dance together since the eighth grade. Tonight, we will be riding in a limo along with Colin and Victoria and a few of the other football players and their cheerleader girlfriends and mates.
I am dreading the drive to the dance. I can’t be that close to Colin and I definitely can’t watch them all over each other all night. He will for sure know we are mates the second I come close to him, if he doesn't know already. This will be a night for the books.
My mom helps me get ready, because she begged me to let her. She does my hair in loose curls, and I tuck the left side of my hair back so that my tattoo can be easily seen. It is of a Lily and covers my entire shoulder. She does a really pretty burgundy smokey eye, that really makes my green eyes pop. Then she finishes off my makeup with a matte nude lipstick, a little peach blush and highlight.
I put my dress on, which is a spaghetti strap A-line in a deep burgundy shade. I love this color because it makes my eyes and tanned skin look phenomenal. The dress has a slit all the way up to my thigh. It hugs my waist and shows off all the right muscles on my body from all of my training.
The bust has a deep v plunge in the front that shows just enough cleavage without being too slutty. The shoes are nude strappy heels that are perfect for enhancing my long legs. Maybe I should start putting more effort into how I look. I have so much confidence for the first time in my life.
Mom just stands there in awe and I swear a tear just left her eye. She takes a deep breath and ushers me out my old bedroom door at their house and down the stairs.
Walking down the first few stairs, I see Luke talking to my dad. My dad of course looks up and gives me his proudest smile.
"You look beautiful dear." He winks at me and I just smile back
Luke whips his head around, and his jaw just about hits the ground.
“I curse the Moon Goddess for not giving you to me as my mate Ellie Miner!” I can tell he is being completely serious, and his mouth snaps shut.
We both stand there in shock at his sudden outburst. I raise a brow at him and then we both just laugh. We both know that we would not last a day as mates. I like us as friends and I just hope that he can be satisfied with it as well.
“I love you too Luke, thank you.” I make my way down the stairs to him. When I reach the bottom, he walks over to me and reaches his hand out. I place mine in his and he pulls me close before leaning into my ear to whisper.
“Seriously though Ellie, you look stunning. I am so lucky to have you as my best friend and my date tonight.” He pulls back and brings my hand up to his lips, kissing it ever so softly. Honestly, if he had been my mate, I wouldn’t have minded it.
My mom makes us go outside where Luke's mom is and they take way too many pictures of us. We say our goodbyes when the limo arrives and get in. We are the first to get picked up since my parents' house is so close to the border. It's the farthest away, so it just makes sense.
We drive around for a while picking up other couples from their parent's houses. Last stop is of course the Alpha and Luna’s house. We have to pick Colin and Victoria up from there, I could gag at the thought.
Luke can tell I am growing more anxious, but he probably thinks it's because I am not used to dressing up. Or that I feel uncomfortable with all the looks and whispers I am currently getting from the others in the limo. They have never seen me like this before, so it's odd. Luke puts his hand on my bouncing knee and kisses my temple, which instantly calms me.
“They are whispering because they are jealous, Ellie. You are the prettiest girl in this limo tonight. They know their boyfriend’s and mates are staring at you, instead of them.” His hot breath raises goosebumps as he quietly speaks into my bare neck.
I suck in a deep breath and he kisses my neck before grabbing another shot.
Yes, that is bothering me, I am not going to lie. I don’t like the attention, or do I? However, what no one realizes, is that Colin is my mate and he doesn’t even know it yet. To lighten the mood one of the girls plugs in her phone and starts playing music while her boyfriend starts pouring shots for everyone.
After the first round goes down, my nerves begin to settle and I'm able to enjoy myself. I sing along with everyone else and for a moment, all of my worries are taken away.
Next thing I know, we are pulling up. We all have to get out to take pictures at the Alpha and Luna’s house before heading to the dance. It is tradition for our pack. I’d rather stay in here though, and take more shots.
We all pile out of the limo and stand on the front lawn waiting for the future Alpha and his date to come out and walk down the steps. Luke squeezes my hand when he feels it start to shake. Let's get this over with.
Luna Amara turns around to face Luke and I, smiling and bringing her hands up to her mouth.
Her heels clack on the stone pathway as she makes her way over to where we are standing.
“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
Without being able to stop him, he quickly makes his way over to me. Colin takes my head in his hands, while wiping away my tears with his thumbs. I stumble backwards a few steps until my back comes into contact with a tree. At my sudden stop his chest collides with mine and his face comes way too close for comfort to my own. His hands land on either side of my head on the tree behind me. I want desperately to run away but my body and Leia are determined to stand their ground. I am now trembling from the closeness to him. Colin’s eyes start to dance between black and hazel, finally resting on Hazel. This lets me know that he won the battle for dominance with Devon. I try to look down at my feet but he tilts my head back up so that I am now looking directly into his eyes. I lick my lips subconsciously and he forces his lips over mine. The contact makes my whole body explode with intense satisfaction. I gasp for air and he takes the opportunity to slide his tongue inside. It
By the time I reach my old house on the edge of the border I can’t catch my breath. I mind linked my mom on my way here the best I could, with how fast I was running. She told me she would be waiting for me with a blanket. When I get to the pathway and shift, she drapes the blanket over me and rubs my arms. I'd rather not be talking to her about losing my virginity, but my head is a mess, and she's the only one that can help me sort it all out. We walk quietly into the living room which is across the hall from my dad’s office. He starts to get up from his chair but my mom quickly tells him this was a girl thing and to leave us alone. He hesitates but when mom gives him her signature look, he nods his head in understanding and shuts his office doors, leaving us alone. “Sweetie why don’t you go up and get dressed while I make us some coffee. We’ll go out back and you can tell me what happened. I already called the school and told them you’ll be out sick the rest of the day and a