"Lilla's birthday party?" I asked and put down the magazine in my hand. "Where will it be held?""At the top floor of Jasmine Hotel," Enzo replied. "Kyle has booked the entire floor, and it'll just be the few of us. We're still in the Blue River Pack, so we can't make it too grand.""Ah, that's a pity. She must be disappointed.""Not at all! I'm happy enough to spend my birthday with my best friends!"I turned to see Lilla kicking off her shoes before running towards me and jumping on me. Kyle and Seth were also back, following behind her quietly."You're almost eighteen. Why are you still acting like a child?" Kyle exasperatedly said as he straightened out her messed-up shoes. Lilla stuck out her tongue in response."Say, you can find your mate after your birthday. Did you think about what your plans are?" Kyle asked as he approached us.Lilla instantly tensed up, and her smile vanished. "Uh... I...""Are you still thinking about that bastard?"Kyle was obviously referring to Max, an
When I opened my eyes again, my surroundings were dark, and the smell of dampness and rust was in the air.I tried to move and realized with a jolt that my hands and feet were tired.A light suddenly came on.I squinted at the sudden onslaught of brightness and saw Melissa's face. I also noticed Lilla, who was unconscious beside me."Are you awake?" Melissa asked in a cold tone.I looked at Melissa with confusion swimming in my eyes. "Where are we?""A warehouse," Melissa replied bluntly."What the hell do you want?""Me?" Melissa said sarcastically. "Don't you already know what I want?"She suddenly pulled a dagger out of her pocket and cackled like a maniac. "Of course, it's to kill you! Also..."She suddenly pointed the tip of the knife at Lilla, and I was terrified."I know you hate and detest me! You can throw anything you want at me, but leave innocent people out of this!""Innocent?" Melissa laughed. "Seriously? You can only blame her for being your friend and stealing my man!"
The car ride was bumpy, and my stomach lurched at the motions, but my limbs were still tied together, and I couldn't move.Lilla's eyes were red. "What should we do?""Don't worry... There's always a way."Lilla nodded nervously. "...Okay."The car came to an abrupt stop. After a few moments, I could smell the dampness and saltiness in the air.The sea! We were at the beachside!The back door opened, and Melissa coldly snorted, "Hmph! Alpha Enzo came just in time. Otherwise, you two would be dead by now. Well, that's fine anyway. Let's play another game!"Melissa smiled wildly. "Let's see how much your mate really loves you, hmm?"Max pulled both Lilla and me out of the car. It was pitch black around us, and I could hear the waves crashing like crazy. We were standing on a high reef, and if we jumped down from here, the waves would definitely swallow us up.Lilla was already sitting limply on the ground, so I forced myself to stay calm and asked, "What the hell is your plan?""Didn't
I felt my swollen cheeks hit the hard rock as my body plunged into the sea. Icy cold water flowed into my nose and mouth, and I struggled instinctively. My limbs flailed as I tried to move to the surface. I could swim, so I could save myself, couldn't I?However, the waves were so violent, and it overwhelmed me easily, despite how much strength I had.It became harder to breathe. It felt like the air in my lungs was about to finish at any moment, and I couldn't draw enough air without getting more water in my nose and mouth.The pain from my wounds and suffocation ate away at me, causing my body to spasm.Was I going to die...?Just as I was about to fade out from consciousness, I heard a familiar voice shout, "Andrea!"Was that... Enzo?Was I hallucinating?I tried to keep my eyes open, but all I could see were blurs around me. For a moment, it felt like someone had wrapped their arms around my waist and...It was warm, despite the raging ice-cold sea water I was submerged in, and I