The silence that fell over the hall as the last straggler departed was deafening. Jade heels clicked over the hardwood floor, making an echo that alerted Theon's attention. As he turned to face, her she froze on the spot—a deer in headlights.
'A deer,' she thought. 'I'm one of the strongest Alpha's in this pack, and he makes me feel like prey.'
A shiver ran down her spine as he approached slowly, placing steps carefully as if stalking her—as if he knew the effect he was having on her body.
Her knees were like jelly when his feet bumped against hers. He loomed over her, face still puckered with marks from the transformation. The veins on his neck stood out, throbbing with the slow and steady beat of his heart. He wasn't excited or afraid—but entirely at ease.
For a horrible moment, as he stared without blinking, she couldn't remember the words she wished t
'What's going on here?'Katie screwed up her face in defiance. "I'm making spicy chicken wraps. What does it look like?"She stiffened but tried to hold her ground as Theon approached, aware of what was coming. He'd place a hand on her neck and gently squeeze, maintaining constant pressure that became too much to bear. Eventually, the pain would be too great, and she would apologize for fear of having her collarbone crushed."No, no, no," she argued, feeling his bony fingers poke at her. He'd never hurt her, not intentionally, but he didn't let her 'sass' him, as he put it."What's with this attitude? Hmm?" he asked. "Don't you know you're talking to the Alpha Prime?""Sorry, Sir," she uttered, rolling her eyes. She turned to face him, slipping away from his grasp. "I'm proud of you. Really. I'm making dinner to celebrate.""Hmm." Theon flashed
Jade smiled, hoping Katie would be happy to hear the news, but something told her the situation was bound to become strained. Haley had always welcomed her presence, but she sensed a prickle of jealousy from Katie, as though she wanted Haley all for herself."Wow, you and Theon?" Katie's eyes widened. "I never pictured you two together in a million years.""Seriously?" Haley cried. "I've been sensing the sexual tension between that pair for years.""Oh," Haley cried, looking down at her phone. "They're throwing a party tonight to celebrate Theon's leadership.""Oh geez, that's cringy." Katie rolled her eyes. "What are they going to do, change the name on the banner from Jason to Theon?"Jade laughed. Katie might be a bit thorny at times, but she never failed to brighten her mood with her sarcastic insights.She felt herself stiffen as the males de
Haley watched as Katie pulled the clothes from the pile she'd provided, desperate to find something that would grab Delvin's attention.Devlin. Bloody Devlin. He was all she heard about lately. It had gotten to the point where Haley was sick of hearing the name. Yes, he was unusually attractive with his icy eyes and little beauty spot, and he did seem like an interesting guy...'Oh geez, don't tell me it's rubbing off on me?' Haley panicked quietly. She tried to push his image out of her brain as Katie prattled on about how evil Theon was for standing in the way of her love life."He touched my hand. I told you, right?" Katie looked up at her.Haley nodded. She'd only told her seventeen times."I mean, I'm not crazy," Katie went on. "Why would he do that if he didn't like me back?""I don't know," Haley said evenly as she pick
Katie breathed deeply as she exited the hall, letting the cold air fill her lungs. It hurt, but the pain didn't match the feeling inside.'Why is this happening?'she asked herself.A couple kissing on the steps ignored her as she sank to the floor beside them, unable to hold herself up. The hormones of the entwined couples overwhelming lust wafted up to her nose, making her feel so much worse.'Why can't it ever be me?'she wondered.'What is so wrong with me? I just want to be consumed by an overpowering feeling of love that isn't so freaking unrequited.'The mixture of loneliness, jealousy and despair churned in her stomach, making her physically sick."Ahhhhh!" she cried out loud, earning her a funny look from the couple who scarpered soon after. Somehow, sitting on the step by herself wasn't any better.<
Katie leaned back in her chair, trying to get comfortable. At almost 6 feet tall, she wasn't built for the furniture. Being a small village, everyone attended the same school from primary all the way up to age eighteen, at which point most of them, Katie included, had an insane growth spurt.The official school curriculum, consisting of everything the human world covered, had officially ended. However, there were a few more things for the teens to learn before being sent out into the world."In humans, the hormone oxytocin enforces building relationships, social bonding as well as supporting childbearing and breastfeeding. We have substantially elevated amounts of this hormone, and this is the reason our society is so tight-knit and close." The teacher took a deep breath. "Now, oxytocin is released during a sexual encounter—"Some of the boys whooped and cheered at the word sexual.'H
Princess Angelica Preston walked ahead of her assistants, listening to the clicking of the suitcase wheels as her girls dragged the cumbersome load down the tunnel of steel of glass toward the airport. The cold sun shone through the glass, glinting in her eyes.She pulled her Armani sunglasses from her coat pocket. Such an odd combination—a winter coat and sunglasses—but she was familiar with this Country and its peculiar weather."Our guide should be waiting outside with a navy-blue sign," she informed them for the third time, with the expectance they would seek him out and do the talking. Talking to the common people in her place was their job after all."Oh that has got to be him," the blonde girl said to the brunette, pointing down at the crowd below.The tone in her voice prompted Angelica to look out of sheer curiosity. One man stood out among the others like a tall and ragged
Katie ran to the school building so fast she almost skidded right into the hotdog food truck. Catching herself, she turned and breathed deeply, scanning the air for his scent."This way," she shouted to Haley, who was only a few steps behind.The world became a blur again as she started to run, the rasp of her breathing and clatter of her footstep being the only sounds. As she slowed, another noise grew in the distance—the cheers and shouts of fight spectators."Kill him!" one shouted.Katie pushed her way through the wall of bodies, ready and prepared to jump in—to use herself as a shield to save her love.She stared down at the ground, frowning in confusion."Jason," she whispered to herself, standing limp as Haley caught up, clinging to her form to steady herself."What the heck?" Haley muttered.
Angelica stood at the desk, staring blankly through the woman who repeated her question with a smile."How can I help you?"The woman's thick red perma-smile faltered as Angelica turned away without buying a ticket."I can't return without him," she mumbled.As the line of people pushed past her, Angelica was forced away from the ticket desk. That level of rudeness would bother her at any other time, but today it passed by unnoticed. What was she going to do?'What can I do?'she thought.'I don't know what to do.'She stared at the two girls whose names she'd never bothered to learn. Both of their small, pretty faces twisted in fear and confusion."What do we do?" she asked, looking at each of them in turn. Both had their hair cut into bobs of the same length—the same as all