It had been a couple days since I got squished under two football players, my headaches were gone now but my wrist hurts still. I had to write with my left hand and let me tell you I suck writing with my left hand, everything comes out in scribbles, and it’s not pretty.
I met J at the steps of school; she was tapping away on her phone furiously. She was intently staring at the screen and hadn’t even realized that I was coming towards her. So I did what any other best friend would do, I scared her. Sneaking slowly behind her I reached out to grab her sides when she said,
“Don’t even think about it” while still tapping away on her phone. My arms fell down in defeat.
“How do you always know?” Every time I try she always ruins it.
“Because I’m a ninja ‘SON’” she turned towards me and socking my shoulder harder than was necessary. Flinching I backed away holding my shoulder and pouted,
“Ow” I complained.
“Whatever” she said walking through the schools front doors.
I was about to follow her but something caught my eye. There was someone across the quad staring at me! Frowning I squinted to see Liam of all people! Quickly I chased after Jeanine into the school.
Life for me has been awesome so far. But yesterday was like a plane crashing to earth with me standing in its way.
It all started yesterday, my day was going splendid till Kyle decided to be the usual ass he is. I was making my way to my class, doing last minute reading for my English test when someone bumped into me roughly.
My books fell from my hands and I was slammed into the wall.
“Watch where you’re going ‘Parker’” he snarled. That was all it took for me to snap.
A person could only take so much slamming into from one person that it would make you break. This is all that Kyle did, bump into me every day just taunting me. And I’ve had enough of telling him to back off, I know what you’re thinking you should have done something a long time ago, but I was really trying to get a handle on my self-control.
You could say I have anger issues, or a short fuse. And let me tell you being a werewolf and having anger issues is a very bad combination, but I’ve been trying.
Kyle has been pushing me closer and closer to the edge, but this time I was hurled over. That’s when I broke out in a growl and body slammed him into a classroom door breaking it down in the process. I punched him in the face but he retaliated fast and jabbed me in the stomach collided with a desk, we grunted together as he rolled on top of me.
I felt something soft under me and sparks were exploding across my back which stunned the crap out of me.
Again Kyle got the upper hand and punched my face I was saved by the soft thing behind me from hitting my head on the floor but weirdly heard a grunt that wasn’t mine.
“Mr. Parker! Mr. Moore, stop this now!!” someone said, I assume it was a teacher who was yelling at us but it was too late now, I was seeing red.
Taking him by the scruff of his neck, I started choking him out as I hopped to my feet and began pushing him into the wall. Repeatedly punching every inch I could reach with my free hand while I choked the air out of him; I just couldn’t stop.
It was all a blur, my wolf was more in control then me and I was on the verge of changing in front of everyone in the class. I remember someone pulling me off of Kyle and pressed there forearm into my chest keeping me from attacking again.
“Calm down Liam” a voice whispered to me in my ear but I couldn’t tell who. All I could do was try to get control of my wolf.
“Kyle get out!” The voice said.
“Liam, breathe.” They pushed harder against my chest, “You need to get control.” With a few deep breaths I nodded.
Once I had a hold of myself I realized I was out in the hall with a hand on my shoulder. Looking up I noticed it was Mr. Simons, my Uncle. Well he was Elder to everyone who was a werewolf but to the humans he was just a teacher, plain old Mr. Simons.
“Are you okay?” He asked giving me a once over. I nodded taking another calm breath,
“I’m fine, Uncle Jim” I told him taking a step back from him.
And this is how I ended up in principle Alderman’s office watching him rant, but not listening.
“Do you know what you could have done? You could have exposed us all! And you Liam, you’re the Alphas son you should have known better. And you Kyle, why are you picking fights with your superior? The Beta and Alpha’s son fighting!? Ridiculous!” He shook his head at us.
I just stood there and stared at him.
“And!” he continued.
‘Oh my god’ I sighed
“You hurt one of my students in the process!! I can’t believe our two star football players are acting like pups!” Pinching the bridge of his nose with is forefinger and thumb I watched him slump down in his chair.
There was a shiver that quickly ran down my spine as we waited for him to speak once more. When I suddenly felt eyes on my back. Slowly I turned to find the most stunning sky blue eyes I had ever seen in my life. But what shocked me the most was they belonged to a guy. My heart had stopped all together and my breathing hitched just from the beauty of him.
Wait beauty. Did I just call him beautiful?
No, that can’t be right can it? What’s wrong with me?
‘Mate!’ my inner wolf said.
What?! That can’t be right!
My wolf must be confused or something.
‘Mine!’ he said.
I knew that your wolf would inform you when his mate was close. But this person was well…a guy! He was the same sex as me! This couldn’t be right.
I was racking my brain trying to make sense of this. Have I been dropped off in some parallel universe?
I was brought back by the scared look that crossed his face before he ran off.
“Liam, Liam” I turned back towards Mr. Alderman.
“What?” Looking back at Mr. Alderman.
“Are you even listening to me?” He hissed. I shook my head trying to clear it which he took as an answer, I watched his face turn beat bright red.
“I’m calling your dad, let’s see what he has to say about this!” He yelled picking up the phone angrily.
After that I was suspended for two weeks and my dad forced me to join the band or whatever when I came back to school. He said I needed something less violent in my life so I had to join music class. I mean I know nothing about music!
It was four in the morning on Wednesday and I was laying on my bed looking up at the ceiling, staring at nothing in particular. Just thinking about how my life had turned into a giant piece of crap. It’s been a few days since the incident and all I could think of was,
“How could this happen? I’m not even gay!!”
I have a girlfriend for Christ sakes! I could feel my wolf stirring, growling at me. ‘I know, I know’ I said to him. Now that I have a mate, I guess that she wasn’t my girl anymore.
But I mean geez my mate was a GUY!! Not a nerdy girl that no one ever notices, not the bitchiest bitch on the planet that no one could stand, not even an ugly girl that only a mother would love.
No, no I’m mated to a male, a dude, and ‘human’ with a dick!
Okay, okay; I took a deep breath. I need to talk to someone about this. I thought about asking my dad but I was worried about what he would think of me. Then I thought about asking my mom, because she’s understanding but I just don’t have the courage to come around to ask her. I just don’t want their opinions of me to change. UGH!! Grabbing the pillow and smashing it into my face.
‘I’m not gay’ I whined to myself.
I stayed there for hours under my pillow, I need to do it. Quickly I hoped out of bed, changing my clothes real fast and running out the door. My dad was just leaving for work and saw me.
“LIAM!” He called before I was even around the corner. I closed my eyes out of frustration before slowly turning towards him.
“Yeah?” I asked innocently.
“‘Yeah’ where are you going” he said mockingly. I rolled my eyes.
“Nowhere important” I muttered.
“Uhh...huh and you’re going off to nowhere in a hurry why?” He raised an eyebrow at me.
“No reason, I can’t be locked away in that room forever I need air.” Crossing his arms, he leaned against his car and stared at me giving me one of his ‘I’m the Alpha and you’ll tell me what I need to know’ looks. Sighing I said,
“I need a run” he just looked at me with narrowed eyes before nodding.
“Alright, but be here before dark your mom needs your help for dinner, Jim’s coming over with Darla and little Zoey.” He told me getting in his car. I nodded and waited till he was out of sight.
Once he was gone I went back to what I was doing. I pulled my phone out of my pocket and saw I only had eight minutes.
I booked it down the street, when I arrived I was looking franticly trying to find him. I skidded to a stop, searching furiously.
‘Maybe it was a mistake.’ I thought hopefully.
After a few minutes I finally found him and my heart stopped. My body was frozen as I gazed into his blue eyes from the sidewalk. I could feel my wolf jumping around and I sighed closing my eyes. There was no mistaking it, he was my mate, but who was he?
I was home from my ridiculously long run just before it got dark, my mom was in the kitchen rushing around the room.
“Hey mom” I said walking into the kitchen.
“Hi baby.” She didn’t even look up from chopping some carrots.
“You need help?”
“Oh yes, I need you to chop these onions and carrots please.” I nodded taking her spot. “Thank you honey.”
“Yeah.” It was quiet for a while, the only sound was rhythmic beat of the knife hitting the chopping board and my mom making clanking sounds with her beating the spoon against the pot. After a few minutes she interrupted the silence.
“Honey, is everything ok?” She asked turning to me with a concerned frown on her face. Raising a brow at her I shook my head,
“I’m fine, what makes you ask that?” I lied, am I that obvious? Shrugging she went back to her pot of whatever it was, I sniffed the air; chicken.
“Well you’ve been distracted a lot lately and I know you just got suspended, so, I’ve been thinking it was that but I’m not sure. Are you sure you’re alright?” I smiled, mom always knew me so well.
“No mom, I’ve just been thinking about football and how I’m missing a lot of practice; our first game is in a couple of weeks.” She nodded before going to do something else. With the vegetables chopped I went to set the table and just as I was setting down the last utensil I heard the door open, voices carried into the kitchen. My dad was home, along with Aunt Darla and Uncle Jim. I moved towards the living room where they were and was tackled into a huge hug.
“Liam!” Chuckling I lifted Zoey up in my arms and gave her a big smacking kiss on her cheek.
“Zo-zo” I said, “look at you you’re getting so big, I can hardly lift you up.” I pretended that she was heavy and started to sink to the ground. “My goodness Zoey I… can’t…. do…it!!” She let out a scream when I dropped her for a second before catching her and throwing her in the air. Her screams changed to giggles.
“Stop it!” She laughed. Chuckling I set her down as I turned to Aunt Darla.
“Hey Aunt Darla.” I said giving her a hug.
“What you’re not going to try and throw me in that air too?” she said pouting.
“I doubt anyone can lift you above their head much less two inches off the ground with your belly the size of Jupiter, Darla. What are you twelve months?” My mom joked coming in to the room and giving her a hug.
“Eight, thank you very much, and he could have at least tried to prove I’m not that heavy.” She said wiping a pretend tear away.
“Uh- uh, I don’t want you breaking my son.” Mom, said blocking the playful slap heading her way.
“You’re evil Nancy!” I moved over to Uncle Jim who was conversing with dad.
“Liam, how you been?” He asked me.
“Good I guess.” I said taking a stand besides my father.
“Oh yeah, I have your homework; it’s in the car.” I nodded.
“Cool, thanks” Jim and dad went back to whatever they were talking about while I played with Zoey until mom and Darla called everyone to the table for dinner. I was getting up to follow when I felt someone grab my arm pulling me back. I turned to see Uncle Jim there watching and waiting for everyone to leave before speaking. I frowned at him.
“What is it” I whispered to him confused. He shook his head and put a finger to his lips as he dragged me in the hallway.
“Something is different with you, what’s happened?” My eyes widened, how the hell did he do that? I haven’t even seen him since the fight.
“Don’t lie to me Liam!” He hissed quietly to me. I bit my bottom lip and stared at him. “You may be able to lie to your parents but it won’t swing with me.”
I opened my mouth to say something but it wouldn’t come out. I mean how do you tell your Uncle and Elder that you’re mated to a guy when you are ‘also’ a guy? What if they decided I was a disgrace and banished me from the pack? I was next in line for Alpha and my mate was a guy, I don’t think the pack would accept that. I growled at the thought of the pack shunning him away. Jim was patiently waiting for an answer and I couldn’t just lie to an Elder.
“I’ll tell you after dinner,” I said ready to leave until he grabbed my arm preventing me from moving.
“No you will tell me now,” he demanded. I shook my head; I wasn’t ready to say it out loud yet. “Yes Liam” he pushed. I stared into his brown eyes seeing the concern but stern look. Sighing in defeat I answered,
“I found my mate.” I muttered. He looked shocked at first then confused.
“Well, if you found your mate then why are you ashamed to tell us about her?” He asked me. “This is a good thing! This means that all you have to do is tell your dad and we can have your Alpha Ceremony soon, you know he’s been waiting to give you the position for a while now.” I shook my head.
’He won’t want to that now.” I told him not making eye contact with him.
“What do you mean? Do you think he won’t approve of her?”
“I know he won’t accept ‘my’ mate.” I said purposely using ‘my’ instead of her. Uncle Jim caught it.
“What is it?” He asked.
“Liam?!” I heard my mom call.
“Can we just drop it?” I begged him, pleading with my eyes.
“Liam you’re going nowhere until you tell me what the problem is.”
“Come on Uncle, please.” I couldn’t do it.
“Now Liam!!” He exclaimed.
“My mates a guy!!” I blurted out. “Ugh, happy?!” With that I left him standing there in disbelief as I took my seat at the dinner table.