I don’t know how she does it. Every time! Even in a rainstorm I am the one who falls over, nearly breaking an ankle, whilst Kate gets the hottest man on earth drooling over her. She’s playing it down, but Cherry and I could see enough from the window. Huddled together on the window seat we squinted through the curtain of rain as he approached. When he got closer, clearly whispering into her ear I was deafened by Cherry squealing “Oh my god I think he’s going to kiss her!” I didn’t squeal. I watched silently, knowing exactly what I would have done. Kate merely played it cute, taking his jacket. I’d have suggested heading inside to take my wet clothes off. The way she insisted she had no interest in him was infuriating. Of course she does! I know I’m attractive, my eyes are a stunning blue-grey paired with luscious long black hair. We’re a similar shape, both having curves in the right places and wide friendly smiles so why not me? When I finally got a proper look at him in the b
I felt awful about Roxie getting stuck in that cave. Felix carried her all the way home on his shoulders like a trooper. Her arms and thighs were cut to ribbons from the sharp rocks, and she was so disorientated she clung onto him like a limpet. I spent all the following evening anxiously bathing her wounds, making her as comfortable as possible. “I’m so sorry we didn’t know you were stuck,” I kept saying as she gave me soft smiles and whispered, “don’t worry about it. It’s fine.” In the panic of Roxie’s injuries I totally forgot about the jacket and Alpha Dex. I know she has shifter healing and will be fine, but she is the only family I have in the world. We share a bond as close as sisters, growing up together in that miserable, red dust covered orphanage. Cherry came to see her, fetching fudge and gossip, joking that she was going to head to that cave and scream for Alpha Dex to save her.. Even Matt and Felix visited. Felix seemed to bask in being a hero and brought Roxie some
I’m shaking that girl off. I swear it. I don’t know what the stand-off was in the corridor, but I was completely stuck. Just for a couple of seconds. Nothing serious obviously. She just looked good, I guess. If you like that innocent vibe anyway. Soft honey coloured hair up high with wisps trailing down, so…delicate yet tempting. Anyway, it’s more likely I stared because she was sat cross legged in those tiny denim shorts and I wanted to slide down that corridor and stick my face in there. What would she have done if I had tried that move? /Kicked you in the cock I hope/ Alba snapped grumpily. Normally the women I go for are more brash. The super confident, know-what they want type of girl. Ones who like it rough, dirty with no consequence after. They know sex can just be sex. It’s meant to be fun, it’s not there to tie you to someone for the rest of your life. You can tell just by looking at jacket-thief that she’s going to want to snuggle up close after, whisper sweet nothings.
When I came out of the exam room I didn’t wait for my friends, I just sprinted back to my room trying to delay the tears. I almost knocked poor Matt into the wall as I shoved my way through, not wanting to hear how everyone else found it easy.All I know is that I have never performed so badly in my life. I knew my notes! The examples, the studying it was all there in my mind. Until it wasn’t. Sitting down and opening the test papers in the musty dark room I could barely make out the questions. There were words for sure, but I couldn’t even work out the meaning of the question let alone come up with intelligent answers.My heart raced, in the silent exam room my eyes searched around, the other twenty students in my class all furiously scribbling. I had nothing. What were they writing? I squinted, rubbed my eyes, inhaled, and kept trying but nothing came together. Perhaps I was having some form of panic attack?With twenty minutes to go I just wrote as much as I could in general terms
“Rhett,” Dex said steadily, his eyes fixed on his shaggy-blonde Beta. It was only under his unimpressed gaze that I realised the pair of us probably looked rather too cosy. Hidden away, leaning together on the little bit of space between the speaker boxes chatting and laughing./Not that it was any of his business/ Raya huffily pointed out.“Alpha Dex, enjoying the band?” Rhett said happily, ignoring his Alpha’s tense demeanour as he hauled himself back up to standing, remaining close to me. “Have you met Kate?” offering me a hand to stand upright. As I took his sandpaper hand the sensation felt insignificant when compared to the heat of Dex’s gaze burning through me.Why am I so flustered? Alpha Dex, who has done little more than whisper at me, who didn't even know my name before now. Why is he looking at me like I’ve done something wrong?“We’ve met already,” he replied, his dark eyes not leaving my face as he answered. There was a steeliness to him, not a relaxed party mood. He was
It worked, it totally worked. I don’t know how that gooey puddle Berlarot managed to work his magic but my request came true. That exam was a piece of cake. As simple as reciting the alphabet answers just flew into my mind, my pen was unable to keep up with the ideas that raced through me. Whereas the few glances I managed to steal at Kate told me everything I needed to know. I always looked at her in exams, normally to beat myself up for not being as focused as her, but today she's unravelled. Her long wavy hair was scrunched in her hands, her cheeks pink and flushed and her answer book still opened on the first page. Was it so bad to feel a little bit happy? Shocked and guilty, but a little curling green shoot of happiness was there too. During schooling at the orphanage we were always in the top three or four, but Kate was always just ahead. Every time. When she ran away afterwards I felt a pang of guilt. She didn’t tell me the truth about it when I got back either, which s
Another week another exam. Sleep is impossible, constantly waking to double check my notes. My mother’s opal amulet is permanently round my neck as I nervously play with the fiery amber stone. My hair is a wavy mess from stress-scrunching and I’m fairly sure Roxie is sick of me asking her to test me on possible questions. “You need to eat something, you look poorly,” Cherry said sympathetically, beckoning me to join them on the bench. She looked adorable in a floaty tea-dress, blonde curls, and her signature red lipstick. I couldn’t help noticing the red stain on Matt’s lips and side of his neck. I thought it was cute how they attempted to keep their relationship private. They had little inside jokes, his huge arms always had her books in them, and he couldn’t take his eyes off her curvy shape. If they thought nobody had noticed their relationship, they were happy fools. Perhaps they were waiting to see if they were mates before making a bigger thing of it. “I’ve got snacks in this
There must have been three dozen huge cars all cluttering up the central square of the compound. Trucks were following too, rendering the peaceful fruit-tree covered cobbled paths a dusty, scalding hot car park. As the dust cloud settled and figures started emerging the whispers soon began. “The whole conference is here! The five other pack leaders!” “I didn’t think that was due until winter?” Felix muttered under his breath. “Look at Alpha Austin, he must have finally taken over from his father,” Matt whispered as a tall, handsome man with short blue hair and piercing blue eyes glanced around dismissively. Draped in gold chains he looked visibly unimpressed with white buildings that always charmed me. “Oooh Luna Madeline! That gown…” Cherry cooed as a stately older lady, her movements stiff with poise and regal glamour emerged. Her cat-like grey eyes scowled at the dust that immediately coated her heavy velvet gown. “I heard she is an expert in Dark Arts, like seriously deadly.”