The teacher droned on and on as Lisa spaced out. It was her final year of high school, only a month remained, and she couldn't be happier to get out of the place. She had always been quiet, so she didn't make friends easily, but more than that, she hated everyone in that God-forsaken hellhole.
Today was worse than usual. She had a lot on her mind, and couldn't even remotely pay attention to what was being taught. It was her 18th birthday in two days, she would become legal. Not that anyone cared. Her junkie mother probably didn't even remember her birthday. However, Lisa was excited, she could leave that hellhole that was her home. Her mother had just gotten a new boyfriend, Jacob, and the man was a total asshole, to put it lightly.She couldn't even be in the house with him without him screaming at her, and worst of all, her mother appreciated it.
Lisa was the product of a single-parent home, a mother who spent her days working minimum-wage jobs trying to keep food on the table and clothes on their back. Not to mention, she also had a drug problem.Hence, she thought Jacob was a Godsend father figure and constantly thanked him for giving her daughter the much-needed discipline she deserved.
The bell rang and Lisa sighed, she just wanted to go home and fall into her bed. She hadn't gotten much sleep the past week and was dreadfully tired, but she knew Jacob would be there. Her phone beeped and she looked down. Her face broke into a smile when she saw it was from her boyfriend Steve. He was on the football team and was literally one of the school Gods. She was surprised when he had asked her out about six months ago. He was tall, blonde, and so handsome that he was almost pretty. Usually, most of her classmates ignored her. So, it was a surprise when the popular jock asked her out. Initially, she had thought that he was just messing with her. But his constant persistence had finally melted her heart.
“I have practice today, want to hang out after that?” His message read. She giggled and replied “yes”.
Maybe Steve was planning a birthday surprise for her? She thought.“Hey babe, my good luck charm has finally arrived,” Steve shouted to her as she walked into the school football field. She blushed and waved at him. She settled down in one of the pews and watched the boys sweat it out in the field.“I don't understand what he sees in her,” the familiar sugary voice broke her reverie, and Lisa knew who it was.
It was Vickie, who was one of the most popular girls in her high school. It didn't help that she was practically the American stereotype of feminine perfection--blonde hair, blue eyes, perfect figure, the works.While Lisa was a misfit, Vickie was the school Goddess. It's not that Lisa was unattractive. She had a pretty face, surrounded by long chestnut curls. She was tall with a slim body, but she just preferred to remain out of the limelight. Lisa ignored the voices and kept looking ahead.“She dares to come here while we have practice!”
“Trailer Trash,” Allison giggled.
“What else do you expect from a hoe like her,” one of her chums mocked.
Lisa clenched her fists and closed her eyes, she was in no mood to get into a fight. Vickie hated her and never left an opportunity to bully her, especially after Steve and she had started hanging out. Lisa avoided confrontation because nobody would believe her, Vickie was the daughter of a rich benefactor, while Lisa was a poor student on scholarship.
“Hey, babe!” Steve's deep voice broke their chattering as he ran towards Lisa.Signing with relief, she stood up.
“I'll get changed, then let's leave after that. Where would you like to go?” He grinned at her, ignoring the envious glances of the cheerleaders.
“Anywhere,” Lisa replied, glad to get away from there.
An hour later, Steve drove the car to a suitable spot and pulled over into the layby.
“Thanks for the dinner,” she said, turning towards him.
He smiled, then he pushed back his seat and pulled her close. They sat cuddling as close as the gear stick would allow. He gently kissed her lips.Soft music filled her ears as the lights from the dashboard cast shadows over his sharp features. She looked up into his eyes as his hand reached the waistband of her jeans and tugged at it.
“No, stop please.” She broke away from him, blushing red.
“Why Lisa? Don't you trust me?” He asked softly.
“I do, Steve, but… I am not ready….yet.” She said.
He gave a frustrated sigh! “We have been dating for six months, don't you think we should take the next step ?”
She bit her lip nervously, she did trust him, but she just wanted to wait until she turned 18.
“Please don't be angry.” She pleaded.
His frown disappeared, "I am not angry babe, it's alright. Hey! Why don't you come down to my place this weekend? My folks are going out. We can relax by the pool.”
Steve's parents were lawyers and often travelled interstate. He lived in one of the mansions on the upscale part of the town. She had been to his place a few times and was always overwhelmed. Her entire trailer home could fit into his living room!
“I can't Steve. Jacob has been in a bad mood this week. He screams at me if I am a minute late.” She said.
“Don't worry, we can hang out some other time.” Steve smiled.
“I must go, otherwise Jacob would raise a ruckus. See you later babe,” she placed a kiss on his lips and got out of his car.
The shouting got louder as she approached her trailer home. Jacob and her mom were having another row, it was nothing new. Signing, she crept inside hoping to get into a corner without being noticed, which was hard in a tiny trailer.
“And where are you coming from?” Jacob snapped at her.
“School,” she squeaked.
“Oh really?” He came near her, she wrinkled her nose in disgust as the pungent smell of the alcohol assaulted her senses. She knew the full extent of his evil when he got her mother to start hating her.
“Your daughter is a whore !” he shouted. “ Soon she would be knocked up by some stupid boy.”
“What did you just call me?” Lisa was shaking in anger. Her throat was suddenly in his vice-like grip.“Do not raise your voice, I know how to fix hussies like you.” There was a mad look in his eyes as he unbuckled his belt.
“Don't talk to your dad like that,” his mom sighed warily.
“He is not my father!" Lisa yelled before the belt struck her arm.
Panic hit her, Jacob never left an opportunity to hit her.“Get away from me! You fucking monster!” Lisa shouted.“Lisa,” her mom said with a disapproving expression. “Don't talk to Jacob that way.” Her mother let her voice take on a sappy, hurt quality.
“Then what else should I call him? I don't understand what you see in him.” Lisa snapped.
Her mother scoffed, “This child,” she complained to her husband, “Always so disrespectful. I almost blame myself.”
Jacob was quick to comfort her. “It wasn't your fault, dear,” he said as though Lisa wasn't even there, “Some children are just born bad.”
Lisa gave him a disgusting look and started to walk away.
“Don't walk away from me,” he shouted at her. He grabbed her hand and pushed her against the wall, holding her neck in his grip. Lisa gasped to breathe. Her eyes widened with terror and glanced at her mother helplessly, “what did I ever do to deserve a daughter like you,” her mom said, lighting up a cigarette.
“Do you want me to break your neck?” He asked menacingly. His face was so near she could smell the alcohol and something nasty in his breath. His bloodshot eyes blazed with anger.
Lisa glared at her captor defiantly. “I hope you rot in hell, you evil son of a bitch!” she growled and spat at him for good measure. Jacob released his grip on her neck, throwing her head to the side. When she looked back at him, she got a glimpse of something moving towards her face at high speed, and then there was the familiar sickening *crack* of a fist connecting with her face.
The beating continued for an eternity. When it became apparent that Lisa was, was about to pass out, he stopped. He was probably just bored.She crumpled on the floor shuddering in pain. He hit her another couple of times, then stopped.
"This will teach you respect," he mumbled and walked away. Curling into a ball, she shivered against the cold floor.
Lisa sat in the back of the classroom, her hands wrapped up in the long sleeves of her hoodie. She thought about yesterday. She hadn't woken up in time for school, hadn't even woken until late in the afternoon. When she had gotten home, it was awful. Her stepfather had beat her with a belt and the pink welts still stung a little, but not too bad. What she was more worried about was getting away from this place. Even if she tried to move away, she didn't have much money. She had a part-time job as a cashier in 7/11 but all her money was taken away by her mom. She claimed to be saving them for her, but Lisa knew she blew it on drugs. Still, she had managed to save some cash which was hidden in a secret place, but that wouldn't be enough. She couldn't decide what would be worse, staying back or running away penniless.“I saw your boyfriend talking to Vicky,” Emily, her kind-of-friend, said as she plopped down in the next seat. Emily was one of the few people wh
“This is the last time I am going to put up with these endless parties,” Ruben de Montrose, thought. He had enough of the constant parade of available she-wolves for his consideration. He had told the council, countless times, that he didn't need a mate to rule. He had no desire to tie himself down with just one woman. But did they ever listen? Ruben knew they had his best interest in their minds, but he was damn tired of everyone throwing available bitches in his face. And he did mean 'bitches,' literally. As the ruling Alpha of the Rivermoon pack, they expected him, soon after he had reached his two hundredth year, to pop an heir. All of his predecessors had found their destined mates during their second century of life, as was written in the ancient writings and promised by the Moon goddess Luna herself. Hence, the council wanted him to follow his ancestors. The bunch of them were a pain in his ass most of the time; they were so set in their ways and could not s
“A date?” Lisa stared at the man, he was drop-dead gorgeous. He looked around 21-23 years old college guy, and he was dressed in an expensive white dress shirt, probably part of a tuxedo. Judging by his Lamborghini, she could guess he was a rich brat who was used to getting his way.Why would he date her unless he had an ulterior motive? But then if he could help her wiggle out of this mess, then why not? He nodded,” yeah, just a date.” “How Chivalrous,” she said dryly. “Why do you want to help me out, and take me on a date? You don't even know me.” She asked, folding her arms and sitting cross-legged on the dark road. “I would feel better if I drop you home rather than let you walk alone in the dark. I am feeling generous today, so I am helping you and since it's your birthday I am taking you on a date.” He explained. He couldn't tell her the real reason, of course. His wolf was pushing him to protect her. “Is this something you norm
“Wow! Praise my luck,” Lisa mouthed, as she counted the banknotes. That eccentric man had given her twenty thousand dollars in cash! 'Who carries this much money around?' She thought. It was enough to pay Jacob and run away from this hellhole. She hid half the amount in her jacket and moved towards her trailer, hoping to slip in undetected. Always Evangelical, Miss Donald watched her as she opened her trailer door. Her glasses moved up her narrow nose as she surveyed Lisa. Her haggard appearance and the time screamed out “Returning from a sinful night “. “She is so cursing me to eternal damnation,” Lisa thought. Miss Donald shot her one last acid glance before the doors closed again. “I have been judged,” Lisa thought ruefully. She crept into her door and rapped her knuckles on the metal twice. Leaning against the wall to hold up, she heard the tell-tale footfalls approach. The door swung open to reveal a visibly worried Mary.
“I took language class in school, I like old dead languages.” She said, making him chuckle. “What else do you like?” He couldn't help being curious about his mate. He had asked her on a date to pacify his wolf, who getting antsy. He was still not sure if he would claim her just yet. “Track sport, books.....and….,” she was going to say to Steve but then stopped. She had been so busy thinking about the mysterious Ruben that she had forgotten all about Steve's betrayal. He had not called her, even though it was her birthday. She sighed and brushed away that thought. Tonight she wouldn't think about this though, tonight she was going to enjoy and let loose. She eyed Ruben slyly, maybe get rid of her V card as well. “Did Jacob trouble you?” Ruben asked suddenly, breaking her reverie. “No! The money was enough to shut him up, thank you for saving my life and my hide.” “I told you helping others is my thing,” he chuckled. She took a dee
The first thing that Lisa noticed was that Ruben's eyes turned a strange grey-green as he grabbed her hand. It was back to its normal self within a flash. She blinked, this was the second instance she noticed something strange with his eyes. Maybe it was a reflection of the neon lights? Maybe he had some medical condition which she was unaware of? She dismissed the thought.The second thing she noticed was that an electric current seemed to pass from him into her, where he was holding her wrist. The spark shot up her spine and flowed out to her nipples and down to her very core. She'd never felt anything like it and stood transfixed, staring into his eyes. He moved first and, taking her by the hand, led her to the dance floor. She felt as if she were in a daze, watching through a fog as he effortlessly moved through the crowd to the middle of the floor. There he turned to face her and, with his hands at her waist, pulled her close to his body. She felt drawn to his heat as sh
"Mine!" growled his wolf. "Mate. Now!'" His wolf wanted to grab her and plunge into her body right away. "She's human," he reminded his wolf, "and they're awfully frail." So, he struggled to control his inner beast. Besides, he didn't want her to be afraid of him. He tried to take shallow breaths to calm his raging need. He inhaled her intoxicating smell, which went straight to his groin. Unbelievably, his cock got bigger and harder than it had ever been before. Lisa was pinned against the door while Ruben took her lips again in a mind-numbing kiss and felt his hand at the back of her dress, caressing her through the fabric. Before she realized his intent, he pulled her zipper down and peeled the dress down her breasts. Lisa stilled, coming to her senses. She pulled her head back, breaking the kiss, and was about to tell him to stop when he held one breast in his hand and closed his lips around the bud. Her intended protest died before she could find her voice. The feeling o
Ruben De Montrose just lay there watching her sleep. He had hoped that his wolf would be satisfied now. She had fallen asleep due to the exertion and the bite. She would be knocked out for hours. He couldn't leave her now. His wolf won't allow it. He wasn't vain, but he knew he was in excellent shape. He just hoped she liked what she saw. He certainly liked what he had laying beside him. She was a human and knew nothing about him. So, he would have to be patient and teach her his ways, and a few other things he would enjoy teaching her. The thought made his loins tighten up again.***************The entire house was at a standstill, the present emotional state of the pack leader reverberated in the compound, even his betas did everything possible to keep their distance. The alpha was not to be disturbed. This was more of an emergency than whatever else anyone had to bring up.No one knew the identity of the female the Alpha had brought with him, he had ta