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Chapter 5 - Scent

Times like these make me rethink whether I like Layla's rebellious nature or not. Ethan's hands transformed into claws, and he raised his hand to strike Layla. I wanted to stop him, but I didn't know how. I am scared, but Layla and Matt are still standing without even flinching... {why do these stupids have to show courage in the most problematic situation?} ... He was about to hit her when he stopped suddenly. He raised his head and sniffed the air. Suddenly his whole demeanor changed, his elongated canines went back to normal, and the same happened with his claws. His all focus turned to something else, which I couldn't point out. His breaths became rapid, and I looked at Matt and Layla, who was looking at me with wild looks.

"What?" I asked them, and Matt took a step toward me, but Ethan growled as soon as he did that.

"Holy fuck, we can smell your scent, addy," Layla said, and at first, I got confused... {I just took a bath, dude}... but then my brain registered her statement. They can smell my scent when I have not even used the scent that mom gave me.

"You should go out, Ethan," I told him calmly. I knew that he rejected me and did not face any problem at that time because he was not attracted to my scent as I have none, but if they can smell me now or in other words, I have a scent, then it means that he will face problems in resisting me now.

He growled harder this time, "I am your mate."

I don't know what caused me to do it, but this statement made my blood boil. I gritted my teeth and took a few steps toward him. "I WAS YOUR MATE," I told him in a challenging voice. "STAY AWAY FROM ME," I shouted, and he stumbled backward. "I am going outside," I told Layla and matt and came out of the pack house and started taking deep breaths to calm the anger that was seeping into my veins.

{What the hell is happening in my life. Till tomorrow everything is alright. I was happy in my life, and then suddenly I killed a vampire and a werewolf, found my mate, got rejected, and now when I thought I would handle everything, suddenly out of the blue, my scent felt that it was the perfect time to appear.}

"Why can't my life be normal?" I asked no one in particular.

"There is no fun in being normal, bitch" Layla came towards me and threw her arm around my shoulders "now tell me, how come you have not told me that you have a scent," she asked me while sniffing a few creases appeared on her forehead, she came closer and again sniffed.

"That's strange. I bet I sniffed a particular scent of jasmine and pine" she is now sniffing me all over like a creep. Matt came near us, and for once, I thought he would help me, but he also started doing the same as Layla.

"Urgh," I pushed both of them far from me "stop acting like dogs," I told them, but they ignored me and continued sniffing me.

"We are not dogs," Layla said while sniffing me.

"We are wolves" matt completed her sentence, and now both are sniffing me again.

"Guys, stop, it's creepy" I tried to stop them.

"But how can you smell for a minute and then nothing, like it never happened," Layla asked me, finally stopping her sniffing game.

"That's not normal," Matt also agreed with her, and I rolled my eyes.

"Well, did you two find anything normal about me till today" Layla opened her mouth to say something, but I cut her off. "Don't talk anything about today. My whole day is spoiled, but I don't want the same with the night. We are going to human town, and today I am going to get wasted," I told them in finality, and both huffed in defeat... {I have every right to enjoy my birthday}

We went to human town in Matt's car, and he parked his car in a club's parking lot. When we went inside, I found the exact environment that I was expecting. Everything was so loud that I bet my brain would be unable to think about any shit... {exactly what I wanted} ... I was about to walk toward the bar when I remembered something and turned toward Layla and matt. Their faces were scrunched in disgust, and I felt so selfish... {They are werewolves, which means the sound that is loud to me would be deafening for them, and I am sure that they would be able to smell everything going on inside the club.}

"I should have bought a separate oxygen tank for myself," Layla mumbled in irritation.

"And some soundproof headphones also," Matt also mumbled.

I went towards the bar where a boy was preparing the drinks. "Hey, is there a place here that will be a little less loud?" I asked him politely.

"You can try our VIP section," he told me and got busy with his work. I nodded and went towards Layla and Matt, who were looking beyond irritated. I did not say anything to them. I took their hands in mine and dragged them with me to the VIP section. As soon as we entered, both of them took a deep breath.

"Better," I asked them.

"Yeah," both of them said in unison and went towards a black leather sofa placed there and practically slumped down on it.

"Well, that's very enthusiastic," I told them in sarcasm, and just like them, I also slumped down between them.

"Don't you think you have already had many adventures today?" Layla asked me, and I smacked her head... {I still can't believe she is my best friend}

"You are a bitch" I told her grumpily, and she kissed my cheek, which I wiped with the back of my hand.

"A bitch, yes... but don't forget this bitch is your best friend andddd" she again kissed me on the cheek and, this time, took both of my hands in hers "you are not allowed to wipe my kisses," she told me, and both of us started laughing like the maniacs we are.

"Don't make me the third wheel. I will not mind a threesome" as soon as Matt said that, both Layla and I gagged.

"Ewww, matt, you are gross," Layla said and punched him, and her punch was not like a playful smack or something. She punched him with full force, which made him flinch, but that stupid wolf was still laughing, and I could not point out if his tears were of pain or laugh.

"Don't ruin my day more by your lame jokes, matt. Go and get something to drink," I told him while he was trying to catch his breath. "And here, take my card. This party is on me," I told him, and he took the card...{finally, I am spending the money I have earned in my life...}

"Sure, your highness," he bowed dramatically, which made me smile instantly. Then he looked at Layla "anything for you, highness" he asked her.

"Anything with no alcohol in it will be good" I looked at her and raised an eyebrow. "There is no need to waste alcohol if my werewolf genes would never allow me to get drunk. To make me drunk, you have to throw a party of wolfsbane or something stronger," she explained and shrugged.

Matt went towards the bar, and we sat there in silence. I looked everywhere; this was the first time I visited a club, and it was exactly the same as I had imagined: dimly lit, dark themed, alcohol, wildly dancing people, and some even making out openly. I turned my gaze towards Layla and found her looking at me.

"What?" I asked her. She stared at me for a few minutes, then took a deep breath.

"Don't forget addy, I've got your back," she told me in complete sincerity, and I smiled... {this is the exact reason why I can't stop loving these two idiots}

Matt came with alcohol and sat beside me "here is it, birthday girl" he put them in front of me and bowed dramatically.

"Don't let me do something that I will regret later," I told them, and they chuckled but nodded afterward. I grabbed the first drink, winked at them, and threw it down my throat... and believe me; it was like acid and venom mixed together... my throat burned, and I closed my eyes because of it.

"Damn, why in the hell do people drink this shit?" I asked no one, and Matt laughed.

"That was epic" I looked at him, he had his mobile in his hand, and from the look of it, I bet he clicked some awful photos of me and is now grinning like an idiot.

"Show me" Layla went to him, and now both of them are laughing like maniacs at me.

"I wish I would drink insanely and then puke on these idiots," I wished, and they laughed harder at it. I ignored those morons and focused on getting wasted. I don't know how many shots Matt had bought, but I have finished them all, and still, I am not feeling dizzy.

"Are you sure that was alcohol, matt?" I asked him in frustration when I didn't feel anything.

"I was sure that it was alcohol, but I do have doubts whether it will affect you or not," he said, trying to stop himself from laughing.

"Seems like addy solved your doubts," Layla said while grinning... {I just drank that all acid for nothing}

"Why is everything so complicated in my life?" I groaned, and this time none of them laughed. I looked at them, and they had serious expressions on their faces. "Dance?" I asked them, and they looked at each other.

"Fine, but not more than 10 minutes, then we are exiting this shitty place," Layla said and got up from her place. We went outside the VIP section toward the dancing crowd. The DJ is so loud that I am already feeling like every particle in my body is moving along with the beats. I dragged both of them with me, and we started swaying and bouncing with the beats. Layla closed her eyes and started dancing as she always does, and for once, I also wanted to forget everything. I took a deep breath and did the same. Loud music is helping me immensely in keeping my brain at bay. I don't know how much time we danced, but when I opened my eyes, Layla was not dancing peacefully, and Matt looked irritated. I smiled as I knew I had already surpassed the 10 minutes limit a while ago. I gestured them towards the exit, and they looked like someone had freed them from prison. When we exited the club, they practically ran towards the car.

"It was not that bad," I tried to reason with them.

"Oh please, that sound was deafening, and those stupid human males were looking at both of you as if they would eat you alive," matt scoffed.

"Oh, come on, matty, you also know that no man will be able to eat me alive," Layla said to him and smirked... "But yeah, if you talk about me, then I have surely found a few guys inside whom I would like to eat alive," she winked.

"Don't forget about my threesome offer" Matt grinned, and I rolled my eyes at their bickering.

"I am not in the mood to go home," I told them grumpily, and Layla huffed in annoyance.

"Oh, come on, we already know where you want to go. We should have gone there in the first place, but you wanted to 'get wasted,'" she said and rolled her eyes while I pouted, and Matt chuckled.

"Let's go, ladies," he said, and we hopped in the car. We went back to Matt's house, where he parked his car, and they went towards the trees to transform into their wolves. After a few minutes, they came back in their wolf forms with their clothes clutched in their mouths. I took the clothes and put them in a duffel bag.

Layla's wolf is coffee brown with the same brown eyes as hers, while Matt's wolf is grey and has the same green eyes as him. They lunged at me playfully as soon as I looked at them and started to lick me. I laughed at their antics and tried to stop them.

Their wolves are enormous, and it's not hard for them to hurt me, but I have to say they love me so much. Wolves are a part of their humans, but they have separate identities and feelings, and I am happy to say that their wolves also love me. I rubbed their fur lovingly, and they purred under my touch.

"I know, sweethearts, you love me, but I wanted to go to the lake," I told them, and Layla's wolf, Lia, nudged me with her snout towards her back. I smiled at her, and Matt's wolf milo growled in disapproval. He grabbed my bag with his canines and dragged me cautiously towards him, careful enough not to hurt me unintentionally... {not again}... every time we decide to go somewhere in their wolf form, Milo and Lia always fight for me to sit on their back.

"uh, uhh... no, my cute wolfies" at this, both of them growled at me... {they hate sweet words; they like to be called dangerous} ... "I will sit on Lia's back now, and when we come back, it will be your turn, milo" Lia looked at Milo while smirking, and Milo huffed in annoyance but didn't let my bag go. "How about you take the bag for me, Milo? And obviously, you have to keep both of us safe," I told him, and he puffed his chest proudly while Lia rolled her eyes. I sat on Lia's back and held her tight while they started running towards the lake. When we reached the lake, I got down at the edge, and Lia jumped in the lake, splashing water on me. Milo put the duffel bag near me and did the same as Lia. I smiled, looking at both of them while they were playing. After a few minutes, they came out of the lake and lay beside me in their wolf forms. We sat there like that for a few minutes, looking at the night sky. After a few minutes, Lia got up and nudged me for her clothes. I took out Layla's clothes, Lia took them in her mouth and went behind a tree, and after a few minutes, Milo did the same.

"Sometimes I feel that Lia loves you more than she loves me," Layla said while sitting beside me.

"In my case, milo has clarified it ages ago that he loves addy more than he loves me" matt also came and sat to another side, and I smiled at both of them. He has a paper in his hand.

"What is that?" I asked him while looking at the paper. Layla also leaned down towards me, and we tried to see what was in that paper while Matt rubbed the back of his neck after throwing the paper on the ground. Layla quickly took it, and we saw a contact number with a name scribbled.

"It seems like a girl named Emily slipped it in my pocket when we were dancing," he said, and Layla smirked.

"Maybe she has heard about your threesome fantasy," she said, and all of us laughed. We were sitting there silently when Matt interrupted our peaceful thoughts. No matter how much he flirts with us or anyone else, we all know that he is waiting for his mate, not only him, but Layla is also the same... {their mates would be very lucky} ...

"Mom's health is worsening '' Suddenly, Matt interrupted my thoughts. We did not say anything because we were expecting this news. Matt's father died three years ago in a rogue attack. He was one of the most ruthless warriors of the blue moon pack. It took six rogues to take him down. Every werewolf copes with their mate's death in their way, but I have heard that losing your mate feels like someone ripped a part of your heart from your body... {after what happened today, I think I know how it feels} ... The pain of a mate's death is ten times worse than rejection. His mom was a warrior herself, but her mate's death took a toll on her mental and physical health. She lost her wolf and her memories also. Sometimes my heart breaks for Matt. He loves and cares for her, but she doesn't even remember him. "The doctor said she doesn't have much time left," he said, and a few tears slipped from his eyes which he did not care to wipe. He never hides anything from us, whether it is weakness or strength.

I raised my hand and wiped his tears from his right cheek while Layla did the same with his left cheek. He chuckled at it, and a few more tears slipped from his eyes. Both of us hugged him from both sides. "I don't know what to do," he said, tightening his hands around us.

"Everything is going to be alright," Layla said, and I tried to believe her words, but it is hard to believe when everything is so messed up in our lives. We lay there like that, and I don't know when, but we fell asleep. The next day, Matt woke both of us and found that we were already late for the training. They transformed into their wolves while I packed their clothes in my bag. Lia took the bag with her, and I climbed on Milo's back. They directly ran towards the training field where everyone was already present in their wolf form... {it seems like we are practicing in wolf form today...}

"Milo take me towards gamma Alexander," I whispered in Milo's ears, and he did the same. When we reached in front of gamma Alexander, who was still in the human form, he looked at us suspiciously.... {riding on the back of a werewolf is considered a very intimate gesture, but I don't care what anyone thinks until matt and Layla don't have any problem in that...}

"Sorry gamma, I got late," I told him with a little bow.

"It's your first time getting late, aadhya; that's why I am not saying anything," he said, and I nodded. "Now go practice with lia," he said.

"Can I train with someone else?" I asked him, and he looked at me in question while Lia whined and licked my hand. I smiled and patted her head lovingly.

"Lia loves me, gamma, she always goes easy on me, and there is no meaning of training when your competitor is not competing with his full strength, and I had already seen the full strength of an attack when we were attacked yesterday," as soon as I said that Lia's head hung low. I smiled but didn't stop patting her head.

"Are you sure, aadhya? You are already hurt in yesterday's attack," gamma asked me in doubt.

"It's not the first time I am hurt and doing training," I told him, and he nodded.

"Stella''... {uh uhhoo}... gamma shouted, and a red wolf came running towards us "you will train with aadhya today," he told her and went away towards the other wolves.

Lia and Milo came protectively towards me while Stella's wolf smirked, looking at me as if I was her next meal... {is it wrong to feel excited about fighting with Stella? A sinister type of excitement??}

"Everything is under control, guys," I told them, but they did not move an inch. "Fine, don't go... but let me train," I told them and went near them. "I seriously wanted this," I told them in a whisper, and both of them nodded and went towards the other wolves. I took a deep breath and looked at the red wolf. I was never violent, but I don't know why my mind is picturing her red wolf covered in her own blood. I don't know what will happen, but I surely know one thing... I AM NOT GOING TO BACK OFF THIS TIME...

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Deborah
Everything was fine in my life till (yesterday) not tomorrow
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jill
why didn't she just accept the rejection....
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