Mateo took me home; I was hoping my parents were home, but when we pulled up, their car was gone. Stepping out of the car, I mind-link them, hoping they weren't far or were on their way back.
"Where are you guys?"
"Grocery shopping, what's up, pumpkin?" My dad asks.
"I'm at home. I came to pick up some things, but you aren't here."
"You must have just missed us, the bathroom window is open; you should have told us we would have waited," my father tells me.
"All good, I will break in then," I tell him.
"Dad, you really gotta stop calling me pumpkin."
"But that's your name"
"It's not my name, dad. My name is Katya," I tell him.
"But to me, you will always be my little pumpkin," he retorts. I internally groan, no use arguing. I am pretty sure h
I see his eyes glaze over as he carries me toward the front door before it opens and Ezra walks out. "What the fuck happened?" He asks. "I scratched it," I told him, and Mateo handed me over to Ezra. Mateo walks ahead, opening doors before I am placed on Ezra's desk. "How?" "On a nail climbing in the house's window" "You broke into your parents' house?" "No, they told me I could, so technically I didn't break-in." He raises an eyebrow at me before pulling my pants down. Mateo walks in with the Pack doctor, who assesses it. And I look at Mateo, knowing he would have been the one who freaked out and called him over for him to be here when I got here. "She needs stitches unless you want to heal her?" The doc says, looking at the Alpha. I watch both their eyes glaze over. Doc walks o
Ezra POV I watched as Kat left, waiting to hear her walk up the stairs, so she wasn't within earshot, before turning to face my Beta, my best friend for my entire life. I was fuming, fucking livid, that he kissed her. I felt betrayed. As soon as I kissed her, I knew I could smell his scent on the side of her mouth and smell him on her skin. "Let me explain, Ezra," Mateo says, as I turn to face him. He steps back and I could feel Maddox pressing against my skin. "Why?" is all I ask, unable to make words as I thought of attacking him. "I didn't mean to. She hurt herself and I was carrying her. I don't know why I did it. Please try to understand. I know I fucked up. It was an accident," "You accidentally kissed her?" I ask, feeling my hands trembling. I ball them into fists at my side, trying to fight the urge to punch him. From the moment sh
Katya POV The weekend passed by in a blur, and I was a little upset because something was wrong with Mateo; he seemed to be avoiding me. Since he took me to my house, I had hardly seen him and he didn't even have dinner with us, making me wonder if he and Ezra had a fight. I woke up to my parents singing happy birthday through the Mindlink. I groaned, sitting up, looking around to find the other side of the bed empty. I looked to the bathroom before sniffing the air, looking for his scent, but it was faint. "Happy Birthday, Pumpkin," my dad says and I roll my eyes, throwing my legs over the edge of the bed. "Thanks, Dad," I tell him. "I will see you in a few hours Kat at school," my mum says before cutting her link. "When can I see you?" I ask my father. "I am on night shift tonight but will come over tomorrow
For the most part, Angie was actually friendly to me, and she even stood up for me against some knob that deliberately tripped me in English class, which I was shocked about. Though the whispers didn't stop. I tried my best to ignore them and not pay attention to them openly staring at me over the shower incident. By the time it was lunchtime, I had enough and wanted to go home. Walking to the office, I look for Mateo to beg him to let me leave. I couldn't find him, but one teacher told me he was setting up for training in the gym. "Just ignore them, Kat; you have a smokin hot body. I wish I had boobs like you," Jasmine says as she helps me look for Mateo. Stepping into the corridor heading for the gym, I freeze, everyone turning as we enter, and my stomach drops. I could hear them all whispering, some even pointed, all laughing at me, and I felt like the laughingstock of the school. I even had two boys grab my ass and people whistling. The gym
Katya POV I took a good five minutes and multiple nudges from my mother before I actually got the guts to go face the Alpha for my actions. For some reason, the idea of upsetting him made me nervous, though it was funny and exhilarating to do. Now I worried he would think less of me for doing it. Walking out, Mateo and the Alpha were waiting in the corridor, the Alpha pushing off the wall where he was leaning. I turned about to run back in, only to run into my mother, who spun me back around to face him. Jasmine and Angie were still hiding in the gym's locker room, waiting to see how much trouble I would get in before trying to escape themselves. "Ah ah ah Kat, you run, and I may just spank you." My face heats at his words, especially since he just said that in front of my mother. Though I was more flushed by the words that left her lips at his threat. "Well, damn, that sounds like fu
He killed her; he killed her right in front of us. I couldn't take my eyes off her. My once bubbly friend is dead right before our eyes. Angie steps back, bumping into me, making me look away from her body when the other two wolves step into the gym. All three were stalking us. One was female, the other two male. "We need to shift," Angie says before she suddenly shifts. Her clothes were shredded to pieces as she jumped into her wolf form. The moment she shifts, the sandy brown one lunges at her, and she sidesteps, attacking the she-wolf back. I look around for something to use as a weapon and see a broom next to the bathroom door. I run for it, my sneakers screeching on the floor before I feel teeth sink into my shoulder, claws tear through my back as it lands on top of me, knocking me face-first on the ground, and I shield the back of my neck and head with my arms. I scream as I feel it tear a chunk of flesh off
Ezra POV "Kat? Shit, Shirley, take Angie," I tell her, placing Angie on the ground. I grabbed Kat, her skin, so grey looking like life was literally draining out of her. She felt clammy and so cold as I held her, and I saw Mateo jump to his feet. Her wounds tear back open as I clutch her before noticing the gaping wound on her neck that I was sure wasn't there before. "I don't feel too good" I hear the softest of murmurs leave her lips as blood starts pouring down my arms. I hear a loud gasp behind us like someone who had been submerged in the water had taken their first breath of air, the noise audible in the quiet. "Jasmine?" Shirley gasps, and I spin around to see Jasmine sit up, she groans, but she is alive? She can't be alive? I felt her die, felt her tether to the pack break. She looks around, confused. There wasn't a mark on her; her throat wound c
Mateo and I were sitting on the chairs out the front of the surgical door; neither of us said anything, just sat there helpless. I could see he was crushed over his mate. He barely had her for a few minutes before he killed her to save Kat. The she-wolf's words replaying in my head, and remembering what Jasmine said, she had felt. Jasmine explained to her father, who was shocked to hear his daughter was dead before miraculously recovering. Yet she said she could feel Kat. She didn't know how but she explained it was like Kat was bleeding life into her and pulling her back from death. Nurses raced around everywhere, and the only thing I hated about being Alpha was my teether to the pack, feeling pack members' deaths and then being the one to tell their families. Though I am glad, I didn't have to deliver that news to Mathias and his mate. Though I now have thirty-one other families to notify. Hearing the doors open, both Mateo and I look