The next day started like normal. I had breakfast in the kitchen with my mother before Lucy helped me get ready for school. Lucy didn't mention the letter and acted as if everything was normal which I was grateful for.
My father was away on business but would be returning today and I was internally very excited to see him again. I didn't want our relationship to turn out like how it had in my previous life. I knew now that deep down he loved me, even if he didn't show it outwardly. It wouldn't be like how it was before where I would always try to avoid him out of fear of disappointing him.
"Is there something wrong?" I asked, narrowing my eyes at her.She wasn't touching the drink and instead was staring at the teacup a little strangely. My heart sank. Had she only been pretending to not know what I'd just done?But her eyes then began to water, a timid smile twitching at her lips."No, it's just... this is really nice of you, Miss. Thank you for being so considerate," she said, softly. "I know I'm just an attendant, but you've really made me feel like a part of the family by doing this."I watched as she took a sip and instantly my heart leapt. She'd drunk the tea and hadn't hesitated when asked to serve it to my parents.A bright smile instantly broke out on my face and I ran to her, grabbing her hands in mine excitedly."Thank you...," I said sincerely."Miss?" she asked, confused. "What's wrong? Why are you thanking me?""Because the letter I gave you yesterday was to say that I would poison my parent's t
Detention was just as boring as I had always imagined it would be. Mrs Newman kept a close eye on me to make sure I sat in silence doing nothing as she marked reports."I honestly don't know what's gotten into you lately, Aria," she said. "You're my best student. Why have you been acting out so much?"I looked at her and shrugged my shoulder. I wouldn't be able to explain that I'd literally learnt all of this already and was busy trying to stop my death. But I sighed, knowing inside I really had gone too far."I'm sorry I was
We ran outside into the parking lot, knowing we had a lot of ground to cover, and I was pleased to see that Cai had no issue keeping up. If anything, it was me that was slowing us down.I turned to yell out some more directions of where we were headed next, but to my surprise, he was running in the opposite direction to where we were needing to go."Where are you going?" I yelled out after him. "It's this way!"He spun around to face me as he continued to move backwards.
Panic swept through me.What had I just done? I'd been so caught up in a stupid argument that I hadn't even noticed Myra arriving. My emotional reaction was possibly going to cause the death of an innocent girl.Cai and I both immediately jumped to our feet and scanned the area. Straight away, we saw the four wolves surrounding her, just like they had in my vision. And though I was relieved to see her alive, inside, I was tormented, reliving the horrific sight I'd seen in the classroom all over again. I knew that at a
The sound of flesh being torn apart filled my ears and I instinctively tried to curl away from the pain....Except it wasn't contact with my skin that made the noise.I quickly opened my eyes and saw an exhausted Cai standing over me, the limp body of the dark grey wolf falling to the ground next to him. I could see the wolf's throat had been ripped, which was further supported by the new red glove Cai was sporting.He looked like a war god standing in the darkening sky, covered in dust and blood all over his body. And yet his
I woke up to the feeling of someone lightly shaking my shoulder. I wanted to protest against the touch, refuse to open my eyes, but the shaking was insistent."Aria?" a voice called to me.It was familiar and warm. It sounded like home.I managed to open my eyes a bit, fighting against the bright artificial light that assaulted me as I did so. But after several seconds of adjusting, I managed to make out the
Everyone in the room bowed their head in respect, the exception being Cai who was not from the pack and therefore was not required to show submission. We all waited as Alpha Tytus took his seat in the middle on the largest chair."You may raise your heads," Tytus said.Everyone in the room lifted their gaze.Alpha Tytus was a kind man when compared to his son. He was stern and intelligent but he could be very personable despite his sometimes tough demeanour. He had the same black hair as Aleric, though greying now in his old age, however, his eyes were dark brown, not green.Tytus had a fearsome reputation throughout the country and was undefeated in every battle he had partaken in. Because of this, many refused to cross him. This allowed for the Winter Mist to remain almost untouched over the years since he would reward and respect people immensely if they remained on his good side. I had always tread carefully to stay on that side of him, all the way up
I sighed internally. There was only one option.As much as I wanted to hate my pack and condemn them for turning on me in my past life, a part of me would always see myself as their caretaker, as their Luna. By remaining silent, I would be forcing them into a fate where some would lose their loved ones. I wouldn't be able to remain silent living with that knowledge."With all due respect, I believe the Gamma's plan may backfire tremendously," I started.I could see Oliver's face frown, looking as if he wanted to have another o