Walking through the forest with no memory of which direction I came from or which direction I am going, at this point it’s frustrating. I am terrified, I smell like a wet dog from sweating and I need a nap. But I can't turn back now.
I have visions of the most beautiful woman with light blonde hair and pale blue eyes and a handsome, yet warm man with dark brown hair and jade green eyes. The same image in my head that I have been seeing since before I escaped that horrid foster home last week. I like to think it's of my parents or maybe it's what I conjured my parents to look like in my mind. Who knows?
I took off in the middle of the night to the woods 5 nights ago. Almost like it was calling to my soul, pulling me towards a sense of home I have been wanting my whole life.
At first I wasn't scared, I felt a sense of peace being away from people who beat the hell out of me, called me names, told me my freckles across my cheeks made me look weird, like I was dirty. My dark blonde hair, and seafoam green eyes made me stand out. Everyone told me that I was ugly and that's why my parents gave me away. They all said that I was weak and not good for anything but being a punching bag for other people's frustrations.
I had finally had enough of being discarded by everyone in my life like garbage and decided to follow my gut into the woods. And whatever happens, happens. Whether it be getting mauled to death by a bear or becoming a wolf's dinner, then that is my fate. Anything is better than staying another day in that hellhole.
But now, I'm scared because it truly sounds like there are wolves in this forest, howling somewhere in the distance. Which doesn't surprise me, we are in Montana.. Okay, maybe I should be worried about being eaten.... I clearly did not think through this impulsive decision!
The leaves around me are a combination of crimson and orange, reminding me that fall is in full effect.
The breeze that comes through the pines and oaks are whistling melodies that make me want to take a nap. It blows right through my hair and makes my eyes water. Which just makes it all worse, but I cannot do that. I don't know where I am going and I can't just stop in the middle of the woods right now. Not when a damn bear might come out and eat me.
At least I have decent clothes on for this weird trip I am making. Even though I didn't bring anything else with me. I am wearing a nice peach colored hoodie that is thick, a black Nirvana T-Shirt underneath it, blue jeans and boots. These boots WERE NOT made for walking by the way. Listen at me in my thoughts, giggling at myself. I bet the forest creatures are looking at me like I'm crazy!
All I can think about is looking for a big bush or low hanging tree or, dang, even a cave to sleep in. Something to keep me out of sight of the predatorial animals around me or the hunters in the forest.
At this point, I will just keep walking through the woods until I no longer have some sense of panic in my heart. It's making my chest tighten and my heart rate quicken, but my body is not letting me stop yet.
(Three Days Later)
I don't know what just happened to me, but I was sleeping in this cave I found and I just jerked awake... I can’t believe I even found this cave, tucked away like someone was keeping it hidden. What the hell is that about!? I finally felt some of the panic ease off long enough for a nap. Then, suddenly, my body jerks me awake? And for what? I can't even hear anything! Not even little rodents scurrying around the forest floor. I don't know how I can hear that well anyway. And even though I can see my breath and I know that it's cold, my body is weirdly warm. But that's normal. I am never cold. But this feeling is so odd.... Like worse than the panic I was feeling before!
My body jerks up off the ground and I look around. Why am I getting nervous again?... Is it because I woke myself up in the middle of the night? Or that I am still in the woods? Or that I still have no fu.cking idea where I am going or what I am going to do?!?!?!
I go to take a step out of the cave, when suddenly all of the hairs on the back of my neck stand straight up. I try to take my surroundings in. The moon seems to help my vision at night. So at least there is that..
Suddenly, I take my step and I hear a growl. Oh God!!! This is it, that damn bear I was worried about is fixing to devour me...
Can I outrun it? Probably not.. Dammit!!! I never paid enough attention in school for this sh.it. I step back into the cave as I hear the thuds coming closer.. Yes it's gotta be a damn bear, it sounds HELLA huge!!!
Lord, please just make this bear turn around and find its late night snack somewhere else! I have hardly any meat on my bones anyway..
I hear whatever is coming closer, and my heart is beating out of my damn chest. Any second, and this damn thing is going to find me and then eat me... Fu.ck!!!
**DELANEY** The thuds are getting louder like they are overhead of me. I step back into the cave as quietly as I can. I am praying silently in my head that this bear will just turn around and get his midnight snack somewhere else. The thuds are just overhead of me. I can hear the creature sniffing the air and I keep praying that being in the woods for a week won't become a disadvantage at this point. Whatever this animal is, it completely REAKS of rotten garbage that has been baking in the summer heat in Florida. WOW! Horrible!! I mean I've never been to Florida but I heard it's God awfully hot there. It sounds like whatever animal I have found myself listening to has already run off because now I hear small steps, like from a person. It might be a hunter that scared it off. But I still don’t want anyone to find me. I’m basically a child. They will take me back to the town and back to those homes I came from. I am breathing so loud that if this person doesn't see my breath from th
**ORION** We arrived at the packhouse in an hour, since I didn't know if she even knew she was a werewolf, which is so strange to me, I didn’t ask any werewolf related questions.. At a very young age, you get heightened senses and skills regardless of rank or age. She should be able to see in the dark, smell from miles away and run faster than humans at the very least. 'Hey Terrin, I have a guest. Make sure no pack members are in wolf form. I have got to investigate this new guest before I allow her to see everything.' I say through mindlink. 'Ohhhh a girl. Maybe she's my mate. Is she cute?' He jokes. 'Ughhhhh!! Don't even think about it. ' I growled. Wait, that must’ve been Zues. Couldn’t have been me. 'Oh is she off limits there, bossman? I thought we always shared everything. ' He jokes. I can tell he's smirking and snickering through the mind link. What do I say to him to let him know I don't want her being harrassed by any other males but also know that I won’t be taking he
**ORION** We walked into the pack house at around 1:45am. Still really early for me. I mind linked because I knew he would be doing patrol tonight, so any of our pack members that were in wolf form roaming around the pack house would hear his link about shifting back. I may not see women as more than an object, but there were things about this mini firecracker I wanted to learn. And I wouldn't be able to do that if she was fainting from seeing wolves ten times as big as normal wolves. I already had an omega prepare a guest room on my floor. Luckily for myself and my reputation, no one other than the patrols are up at this hour. So bringing her in was the easier thing. Talking to her tomorrow with numerous ears and eyes would be quite a bit harder. But I have to let her rest. I keep stealing looks at her and she is so hot. I just don't know what about her that is drawing me in like this. Her wavy dirty blonde hair falling down her back. Her light green eyes are shining as if the moon
**ORION** Last night was completely dreadful. I am currently taking a cold shower right now because it was THAT terrible. I was going to call Heather, but just the thought of her made me want to gag. And how come I have not noticed that smell. Like sour lemons.. *Bleghh* It’s so weird. Yesterday we had a quickie before I felt someone on our land, and today I can’t stand the thought of her. I wanted to be in that bed with Delaney so badly. It was more than sexual though. And that is why it is terrible!! I do not want any female to have that type of hold on me. Not to be able to control me with a smile, or a giggle. To distract me from my Alpha duties, or to make me think of ways to always protect her. You would think because I have amazing parents who are in love I wouldn't be this way. But I am this way because of them. 3 years ago on the day after I turned 16 , we were attacked by rogues. My mom was in the backyard when it happened and was trying to get the children inside t
**DELANEY** Well that was a little crazy. I always knew I was different. I didn't think it was going to be as crazy as that. I am a supernatural creature. But that just kind of proved that I was pathetic. I wasn't even good at being a baby werewolf, so my parents discarded me. The way Orion talks and looks at me I am assuming my wolf will be coming soon. I am both pretty excited and scared honestly. I didn't think werewolves existed. But when Orion told me that what he was telling me wasn't a joke, I knew he wasn't lying. Why lie to me? I am no one. There is no reason to try and scare me. Or to impress me. So I believe him. Plus I can usually always tell when someone is lying. It's like another sense to me. Like I can almost hear someone's heart speeding up. I'll ask Orion more later when we finish our questions. I still am wondering how all those flowers bloomed and the plants just grew like that. It was a beautiful sight though. I saw Orion look at it, but only briefly. Then h
**DELANEY** I feel extremely bad for hurting Orion like I did. All the blood pumping through me with him holding me like that I really didn't realize the force I put behind it. It wasn't intentional at all. Then he got mad that creepy Chris had me in the same hold. Which I thought was sweet and also strange. Why would he get mad about that? Was he feeling upset that a pervert was going to harm another child? Was it because it was me? I mean I don't see why. I am nothing. A pathetic werewolf orphan. But he could've killed me in those woods but chose to help me. I think I want to ask him why but I'm not sure if I want to know the answer. I hope he isn't expecting anything from me. And then there was the handsome Kylo. Trying to butter me up, there is obviously some beef between him and Orion. I should ask him about it. We walked back up to the pack house garden when I finished my thoughts. I even think he was faking for the last few minutes we were walking. I take a deep breath bec
**DELANEY** That was not where I expected this whole day to go. I have an attraction to Orion. That I knew. But here is Kylo, the only one who is acting on his urges. Having a small dinner in the same garden I was sitting with Orion earlier feels a little cliche. But I am not sure why I feel this way. Even if I have some sort of feeling towards Orion, he is just being nice, he is the future Alpha. He found an orphaned 17 year old girl in the woods who thought she was just a mere human. He helped me not to be killed and ra.ped by Creep Chris, and brought me to his pack so I wouldn’t be alone.. He fed me, gave me clean clothes. Now I have a job and a home if I want it. I am trying not to think if this means anything, but I really want it to.. I want it to be more than hospitality. “Hey Miss Laney, Are you okay?” Kylo asks me over a plate of spaghetti. I look at him and can tell he is worried. “I am okay, Kylo. Just so much to process from the last week and a half. “Well, if you want
**DELANEY** Kylo starts leading me down a lit trail. For some reason I don’t think I want to go here. I don’t know why but I feel like I need to just go back to my room for a bit. My stomach starts turning every step we take. Like something in the pit of my stomach is telling me I shouldn’t be here. “Kylo, I am not feeling so well. I think I need to go lay down for a bit.” Kylo stopped in his tracks and didn’t face me. I started to feel slightly scared but I didn’t budge. He turns to face me, his brown eyes are glowing with a golden glow. “That is okay, Delaney. I’ll take you back. I will show you this place another time.” He says sweetly, extending his hand to have me follow him. I smile sheepishly at him. Something is telling me that wherever we were going to go, I shouldn’t be going. Not right now anyway. ‘Good girl.’ I hear that feminine voice again. “So, while we walk back I have a question.” I said to him, never looking up at him. “Of course, Miss Laney.” “Do you and yo