Be patient. You’ll see the light soon.
Be patient. The end is just around the corner.
Not much more to wait.
Here it comes,
RING! All of the school's bells lazily drawled in unison.
Finally, I exclaimed inwardly.
That final bell had been torturing me, it seemed that it couldn’t come soon enough and I was more than eager to be out of the classroom; out of the freaking school, and far, far away from this irritating, blue-eyed, raven-haired guy sitting right beside me. His eyes that had been practically boring holes in the side of my face for what felt like ages would probably haunt me in my dreams tonight.
What was it with him and the staring? Continuously staring! It was getting creepy. I was starting to wonder whether I did anything at all to deserve this. I might have lied a couple of times – give or take – but that was no reason surely.
Of course, I’m no saint, but isn’t this a really tough punishment for a sin I can’t even remember doing? I don’t want to be stalked, not even if he looked like Brad Pitt.
My musings were getting out of the control; at times like this I could only wish we –humans– didn’t have the faculty to talk to ourselves mentally… Can’t the brain just shut up? You could use a rest, buddy!
I was storming out of the room when he caught my hand. Instantly, I felt like little shocks going under my skin, not the same you get when being electrified –and I should know since I’ve experienced that; blame the curiosity. They were rather pleasant, I had to admit.
I heard him sniff the air, and that was what made me recover my senses and pull my hand back. What is it? I had showered this morning; I can’t possibly stink, can I? I internally shook my head at my silliness then glared his way.
“What is it that you want, Johnny?” I could barely hold back the laughter bubbling inside of me at the face he pulled when I mimicked Samantha in calling him that.
“I… Err… do you think we could hang out later?” Who would have thought that the player could look like a nervous virgin? If the looks and the attitude were any indication, then nothing could be further from the truth.
But damn! Isn’t he a good actor? I thought, mid-amused, mid-irritated. That’s probably one of the necessary assets to be the ultimate player of the school.
“No can do,” I declined nonchalantly and was going to leave when I heard him question me again “Why?”
I wanted to shout, “Why do you care anyway?” but I couldn’t make a scene right then, right there. What, in front of all the students who were intently watching our exchange? I think I’ll pass.
I managed to tell him in a calm voice, “I already have plans with Seth.” It was not merely an excuse; we had agreed a week ago to meet with some friends from our old school.
You see, we both went to the same schools; the difference was that I skipped a grade whereas he didn’t. That just meant I’d been in the school for a year longer than him; I was a senior and he was a junior. We were way too close as friends to feel comfortable having a big distance in between us, and that was the main reason why he worked his ass off to get in this school by merit. He, too, had joined it thanks to a scholarship.
“That blonde guy?” I heard him hiss through clenched teeth. I narrowed my eyes at him briefly before turning on my heels and getting out of there.
I have to keep my nerves under control. And most of the time, it was not that hard. Around him, however, being provoked like that, it seemed that it was all I could do to know when I was about to blow up and manage to retreat in consequence.
The realization unsettled me. I chose to think about something different – admittedly, it was not entirely different.
What the hell was his problem? He was getting to me, and normally, no one would. Besides, what were those tingles I felt at his touch? I could swear I’ve read about that somewhere. Sadly enough, I couldn’t bring myself to remember.
“Hey, ready to go?” Seth’s voice cut the trail of thoughts I was drowning in. I hummed and headed directly to his car, he was striding along silently and that was not like him.
“What is it?” I asked him when we were finally on the road.
“What?” he asked innocently, still looking straight ahead.
“Don’t what me. Spill!” I shot him a sideways glare and he squirmed in his seat a little. Boy, I loved the effect a simple glare could have on him. I just knew him too well.
“You’re not going to like this,” he told me gravely.
“Just tell me already,” I commanded in a harsh tone. He knew that the best way to tick me off was to keep something from me; yet here he was delaying the supposedly bad news.
He slightly winced at my tone but, knowing he was in the wrong, said nothing about that; instead he finally blurted out, “The new guy is a werewolf.”
My eyes widened and my breath caught in my throat. No way, how was that possible? There was a pack here already, so it was not likely that he had moved along with his pack. He might be a rogue, but that would mean that he had crossed the Sunshine’s pack’s territory without permission.
That can’t be it! They were nowhere near careless werewolves; they would have noticed him soon enough.
Maybe he was simply a loner?
My shoulders tensed and my spine went rigid all of a sudden when I remembered where I had read about those tingles – grandma’s ancient history book. It had covered all of the mystical creatures. There was a full page, in the werewolves’ chapter, speaking about mates.
I groaned, and Seth glanced briefly my way silently asking me what the matter was.
“I think I’m that jerk’s mate,” I told him, my voice clearly showing my frustration.
His eyes bulged, and we were soon parking on the side of the road.
“No way!” He exclaimed looking like he was about to hyperventilate.
“Yes way,” Probably not the best moment to be sarcastic but hey, bear with me, will you? I was trying to process the news.
“You can’t be compatible,” he breathed out in a whisper.
I pinched the bridge of my nose trying to keep the anger at bay; it wasn’t of a big help. “I know,” I stated flatly, giving him a pointed look.
“What a mess!” he sighed getting frustrated.
Yeah, tell me about it, I wanted to scoff but refrained from doing so and kept silent.
“We could cancel with the guys,” he offered softly after a deafening silence that had paralyzed us for nearly ten minutes.
“Nah,” I even gave him a wave of hand in dismissal. He looked at me quizzically therefore I continued, “The mess will be here tomorrow, we’ll deal with it in due time. Besides, I miss them.”
He nodded understandingly, put the ignition key back in, and we were soon heading to our previously arranged meeting place.
I entered the classroom barely seconds before the teacher, and I breathed out a sigh of relief. I’ve never had a detention at this school, now wasn’t the time to start!I was heading to my desk when I froze. My gaze met those annoyingly captivating, electric-blue orbs. Quickly dismissing the shock, I forced my legs to move and compelled my senses to go back to their normal routine.Why is he here? I couldn’t help but wonder. He didn’t have 1st period with me yesterday. What the hell man?I had successfully ignored him all first period, even managed to escape and avoid him all morning till our fourth period finished. Since I was daydreaming, I was kind of left behind to gather my things… And as expected, he stayed behind to talk to me. I was dreading what he had to say. That didn’t mean, however, that I was putting the arms down.“Can we speak?” He softly asked me when I had strai
His clouded eyes were fixed on the wall and he was still taking deep breaths. Was he still angry at my little outburst? Well, tough!“I don’t have all day.” I mumbled, getting more frustrated with each passing second.He briefly glared at me then his eyes softened a notch. “You know about me,” he stated flatly.I nodded, silently pleading with him to continue. The sooner he spoke, the sooner he’s off my back, the better.“You donotchallenge an alpha,” he started absently before adding in a slightly ironic tone “It’s not wise. Not wise at all”I sighed before confessing in a low voice, “I didn’t know you were an alpha-ultra… till it was too late.”“I could have killed thatfriendof yours!” he exclaimed, half guiltily, half angrily.“You wouldn’t dare!” I instantl
“We could hang out later maybe?” I heardhimask for the 3rd time. “Well, you see…” I started, desperately trying to find an excuse when Seth, coming from behind, told me chirpily, “Hey, are we still doing that karaoke-dinner thing?” Damn you, Seth!I inwardly sighed. I just had the time to force a smile his way when Jonathan said smugly, “I’ll join there then. Where is it?” I huffed then gave him the address in an exasperated tone. Seth’s eyes were bulging, he hadn’t expected the turn of events. Yeah, I still had to find the time to tell him about theagreement. “So, I’ll meet you there at 6, huh?” Jonathan flashed me a one-thousand-watt smile. Damn isn’t he persistent!I couldn’t help but inwardly whine. I groaned in response. He took that as a yes, smiled – yetagain – then finally went his way. When Seth and I were finally on the road, he asked me, taking his mo
There he was, sitting on the bed, with a sickly pale face and dangerously dull eyes. My parents entered and rushed to his side. I, on the other hand, couldn’t bring my legs to move in order to cross the threshold. The sight of him, looking so depressingly vulnerable, crippled me to the very core. His once beautifully messy dirty blond hair was in complete disarray. His once bright green eyes seemed empty and totally deprived of life. His vivacious personality might have just been lost forever. He seemed oblivious to my parents’ presence, to everything around him –until his eyes met mine, that is. His beautiful green orbs seemed to find back their usual gleam and his face lit up with a breathtaking smile. His hand rose, slowly, silently inviting me in. I couldn’t refuse him anything. Therefore, I stepped in and was soon throwing myself at him. His arms enveloped me in a loving hug and I just sobbed in his hospital-blouse-covered chest. “You’re
I entered my room with a smile on my face. A smile that soon got wider when I caught sight of my best friend Celia sitting on my queen-sized bed. Her blonde locks bounced in the air as she shot up from her place and came to greet me. Her deep brown eyes were sparkling with happiness and she was grinning like a fool. I couldn’t help but wonder what was up.We hugged for some time, enjoying each other’s embrace, then parted and sat on the bed.“I’m so happy Karl woke up.” I heard her say in that melodic voice of hers.“I know you are,” I replied, smirking, emphasizing the ‘know’ part. She had had a crush on Karl for three years or so.She smiled then asked about him for several minutes before squealing excitedly all of a sudden, “I almost forgot! Did you know that the alpha-ultra settled down here, in this town?” I nodded, putting a small smile on my face, desperately trying not to grimace.
I can’t believe this… No freaking way!After spending the day at school, worried sick about my mate and her whereabouts, after asking that blonde guy about her and he just flatly told me, “If she makes it your business, she’ll tell you.” After threatening the principal’s secretary so I could get her address, after getting stuck in traffic for over an hour; after enduring my wolf’s inner turmoil for the whole day with him wanting to find her, to make sure she was fine…well, the list is long so let’s just stop it at that.Here I was, entering her house, keeping a smile for her parents’ benefit — who, by the way, let me enter when I told them I had brought her assignments with me — yet internally wincing at the exchange between her, her brother, and a girl I could only assume was her friend or her sister. However, I knew for a fact — with me being kind of really interested in my mate &md
We sat in silence for many minutes before Celia attempted to break it off. “So… do you guys have classes together?” She asked in a soft voice.I scoffed and averted my face some more, so that he was nowhere in my sight of vision.“We have all our classes together.” He answered her, taking a light tone, and I could almost picture the smirk on his face.“Wow, what a coincidence! That’s so cool,” I swiftly turned around and glared her way, she then hurried to add – sheepishly, I might add, “I guess.”“It wasn’t acoincidence,” I couldn’t help but sneer “He transferred to all of my classes.”“Jerk,” I added under my breath.“I heard that,” he observed in a strangely calm voice.I cocked my eyebrow and taunted him in a haughty tone that strangely enough – despite it not being a habit of mine &nd
“Just tell me, Jasmine,” he started in a matter-of-fact tone, not even bothering to give me a glance, while vigorously washing his hands, “What are you playing at?” The cuts that had briefly adorned his hands were now completely gone. “The real question is,” I smirked slightly, giving him an annoyed look, “what areyouplaying at?” A small smile made its way onto his face, and, for some interminable seconds, he stared at me intently before averting his eyes and telling me softly, “I just want to get to know you.” “So, you just barge in here and tell my parents I’m your mate?” The edge in my voice was quite distinct, even though I tried to keep it neutral. He shrugged nonchalantly and it just made me so mad at him that I couldn’t help myself; I pushed him a little by his shoulder and yelled in a whisper. “You’re such a conceited, arrogant bastard!” In a heartbeat, he had my back against the wall. “I’myour