Today, my brothers will kill me. At least on the inside. I have to tell them my decision on training with Angelo wherever he was training. This wasn’t for my safety—for them. The family who took care of me. This was my way to give back on their efforts on me.
I expected Felix would open up a hot debate about the matter. They won’t let me go. For them, it would be too dangerous. They didn’t want me to open up as a half-blood werewolf. They wanted to keep things normal to me. But life wouldn’t be normal because I’m different. And I belong to these creatures living in this town.
Felix was watching a thriller action movie on our television—Jay was folding clothes. I choked my fears as I approached them.
“Catherine,” Felix muttered. He has strong instincts as he felt my presence though I wasn’t too close to him. “You need anything?”
We weren’t siblings only in paper
CHAPTER 11The training grounds look like a gym.There were a few attractions like hurdles and sit-ups. It wasn’t a typical training ground where we are going to train outside. There’s an apartment-like house near the low-lying grasses. Inside the building, there were gym types of equipment like stationary bikes and things I don’t know the name of. I wasn’t going to the gym even before. Running and walking was the only exercise that I know.I didn’t care about how our training would be. Walking our way here was more of a training than a warm-up. If Angelo described it as a warm-up, I’m afraid that the training would be vigorous.The last time I count the number of young peers in here, we were eleven. I lost count when I answered the registration form. I don’t know how things work in this place. But it’s a similar process to what humans do.Unlike the classroom in the community school, this place was f
Chapter 12Three kilometers into my pedometer and I can’t run anymore. We didn’t have a proper warm-up. And the rule was that we can’t walk around. My muscles were soaring and I can’t handle this anymore.I was gasping. I needed water to hydrate myself. I lost more than a liter by all the sweat all over my body. Angelo was either beside or behind me. I was never behind him.There’s a huge gap between our conditions. At this moment, I already lost all my energy. But he’s fine as if he didn’t run at all. It made sense that he’d been doing this since the day he trained her.I wanted to stop. I wanted to quit. But quitting is for weak people. It is for those who can’t handle things anymore. If I didn’t continue to train here, I wouldn’t be able to gain the strength to protect my brothers. This isn’t just for me, I reminded myself. This is for my brothers and justice on the death of
CHAPTER 13I finished the contemporary book I was reading just after Angelo took a bath. He asked me yesterday if we could bake cookies at his place, but it turned out he wasn’t expecting me early. As a morning person, I would go to him early if he didn’t specify a time.I don’t have anyone to talk to. Minnie was still asleep. Sage was in his room—as always. Except for Nana who sat on the couch the moment Angelo entered his room to wear an outfit.“What are you going today? It seems that you have plans, dear?” Nana asked. I never met my grandparents on Mom and Dad. Maybe they’re as sweet as Nana—who would ask questions and take care of her grandchildren.“He asked me to bake cookies.” I don’t have anything to do at home that’s why I agreed to the plan. Besides, he’s my only friend. And I should do better as his friend.“Oh, that is his favorite pastime
CHAPTER 14“There’s another person in this town. I mean human like you and Felix,” I told Jay. He was reading one of my books while the television was on. Felix was in the kitchen, preparing our dinner, which I can smell was java rice and some kind of pork dish.Jay slipped the bookmark between the pages of the book. He placed it on his lap and turned to me. “Why do you look so amazed?”“I thought everyone in this town are all werewolves. I kind of had confidence that not everyone will attack humans. Before, I was afraid to think of werewolves. I thought they were going to attack every human in their way.”“No, they don’t. Like us, they have a purpose in doing those things.”I glanced at the book that he was reading. A self-help book about having a purpose in life. He’s only saying those because of what he read. “You mean they have a purpose in killing our parents. What k
CHAPTER 15There’s no escape from this creature. Why would a guy enter a female restroom to attack an innocent woman like me? He can’t turn into a wolf because it’s a day. The sun was shining bright outside. At the same time, I was afraid he might punch me or kill me with his fists. He remained in his place, ready to hit me with his balled hands.“Marvel, don’t hit her,” a woman from the outside said. Marvel calmed down. His face relaxed for a bit. They should be in guidance counseling right now for assaulting me inside the restroom!The woman who talked showed pup behind Marvel. She had blonde hair, and pink lipstick, his skin was pearl white.Marvel growled at her. “She’s a threat. I can scent it. Glitter, she’s a threat!”Why does he sound so crazy about me? He looked like a dog with rabies who would attack a person. While Glitter was a calmer version of him. Hence, they bot
CHAPTER 16The first time I had a crush was when I was in freshman. The thought of having a campus crush similar to the book boyfriends that I have excites me. There’s this classmate I had in one of the advanced classes that I took. He was tall at an early age. I learned that he’s part of the campus band and was a junior. It shocked my system that this guy was older than me. Age doesn’t matter so I continued on making him my inspiration.Like any other girl on the planet, I stalked my crush on his social media account. He was part of Yankee, a band of juniors and seniors formed in our school, making him famous. He almost had all of the social media that exists on this planet. That time, I was distracted. I even had a reading slump and the only cure I had was to read stories about bands.One time in school, we had an activity wherein every sophomore will be a part of a senior group. That time, it’s been more than a year since I had a crush
CHAPTER 17My second week of training on Saturdays had arrived. Unlike last time, we had a lecture about werewolves and the different levels. Lycans are the most powerful; the king of alphas. They are the leaders of all the alphas of the different packs. Luckily, the town doesn’t have it. Chaz said they’re living in cities and they could be the richest person we know. He didn’t answer but I have I guess who the Lycan is.The second most powerful is Alphas. They are the ones who rule a pack. They’re the most powerful warrior of the pack that’s why they earned that position. Werewolves have a monarchy-like government. Once the Alpha wants to let go of the position, he had to decide on which sons he’s going to give it to. And the name of the Alpha’s wife is a Luna. It’s rare to have a female Alpha which they could call Luna as well. Chaz didn’t give an example for that.Betas are the assistants of the Alpha. The
CHAPTER 18"Have you been punished?" he asked. He was bugging me all day yesterday and until this Sunday about what happened to me when I stayed inside the studio. Nothing happened. After my sentimental talk with Chaz, he told me to relax. He advised me to take physical practice more seriously. Mental ability alone wasn’t enough to face threats in the future.I told you so. I don’t. Chaz gave me a special task. " I don’t want to be emotional about telling him what we talked about. He was my friend—the closest one. Telling him about my conversation with Chaz wasn't in my confidence. There are things we should keep to ourselves and not tell others.We had entered my room. We’re not flirting, kissing, or having sex. I don’t know why people always think of that thing when there’s a boy and a girl in a room together. Life isn’t always about sensuality. We live because of other things. Though there’s a debate