I 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
Chapter 19Frozen pictures don’t stay frozen all the time. Perfect moments aren’t that perfect after a few seconds or so. My perfect gaze with Angelo didn’t last more than thirty seconds when Jay walked through the hallway beside my room.He staggered forward and slammed the door shut. Gelo and I quivered from our position, embarrassed that my brother saw us. I had to explain what we were doing at that exact moment. He had to believe that it was an accident."What the fuck were you doing earlier?" Jay asked. He wasn’t mad, but his crimson face was solemn. He didn’t like what he had seen earlier."Nothing. We tripped over each other, "I answered quickly." Jay won’t hurt Gelo physically, but if Felix finds out about what happened, I don’t know if Gelo could step inside our house again."She’s right." Gelo glanced at me. I liked how he helped me with explaining it to my brother.Why was I so
CHAPTER 20Outside, the fog was a ghost rummaging around. It could be seen through the house's square window. I'm guessing it's tinted from the front, and no one on the outside will be able to see through it.At least half of the food on my plate was gone. Nana prepared a large amount of food that we all enjoyed. When Gelo's father speaks to us, he has a pleasant demeanor. He was talking to my brother and kept asking him questions about their upbringing. He saw them when they were three and four years old. He described them as rambunctious children. That's what our parents told us when we were kids about Felix and Jay bickering over trivial matters.Chewing, Mr. Tyrant’s face turned me. I don’t want to be asked. There are questions about my life I wasn’t certain about.“What are your hobbies, Cath?” he asked. That was easy.“I read books. Also listened to audiobooks.”“Books are her life, Mr. T
CHAPTER 21 Sunday would be my new favorite day of the week. The three of us are complete at home. Though we spent dinner or breakfast on weekdays and Saturdays, having the whole day to spend with my brothers on Sundays is the best. While Jay was washing all of our clothes, I helped Felix on preparing lunch. We started making the lunch earlier than the usual time we’re preparing it since it will take more than two hours before it cooks. Felix decided to make it a special one—Spicy Western-Style Spareribs. “Check the ingredients, Catherine, if they’re all complete,” he told me. That was my job earlier to check if have the complete set of ingredients. Pork, of course, we have it. Paprika, salt, garlic powder, sugar, pepper, and butter. Did we forget something? The lemon and chili! They’re the most important ingredient for this meal. “We forgot lemon and chili. Do we have it right now?” I asked Felix and tried to check the ingredients presented on the table again. Maybe I missed it or