Hospitals always freak me out. The thought of all the people who have died in here and that there is a freaking morgue somewhere in the basement! A shiver ran down my spine as I walked down the hall to Aiden’s room. The feeling of dread washed over me again as I neared the door. I still couldn’t believe that my best friend was stuck in a coma. I stood from the door way looking at him lying there motionless, it’s been over a month and he still wouldn’t wake up. I was kind of shocked that Liam wasn’t in here like he always is. Walking closer to the edge of the bed the tears were filling up in my eyes as I stared down at him.
“Hey Aiden.” I softly said.
I heard that coma patients can hear you so I didn’t feel stupid talking to his unconscious body. I set my purse down on the side table and turned to sit on the bed with him.
“We miss you around school, A.” I took his hand in mine.
“We have so much to catch up on when you realize what an asshole you’ve been and wake up.” I chided playfully. My smile vanished though when I thought about all that we would be talking about. Like how Dom was a flipping werewolf! I closed my eyes as my heart squeezed at the memory of that day.
I didn’t realize that I was shaking till I opened my eyes to see that the room was moving unusually.
“Aiden, Dom told me a secret that I’m not sure how to handle.” I whispered to him; scooting further on the bed, my legs drawn up against my chest as I leaned on the back of the plastic bed frame by his feet.
“What do I do?” I asked staring blankly at the white wall ahead of me. “I’m confused and scared.” And of course I got no answer. Sighing I trained my eyes back on Aiden. His eyes closed, his still pale face.
“You’d probably call me a crazy if I told you. I bet if I was overheard, they would throw me down in the psych ward for evaluations and tests to see if I really am crazy.” I laughed humorlessly.
“I like him, A. But how can I be with Dom if I’m scared of him all the time?” The response to my question was the constant beeping of his heart monitor and noisy respirator. My arms tightened around my legs.
“I’ve been ignoring him and trying my hardest to stay as far from him as possible. I feel bad about it but what am I supposed to do?” I was starting to choke on a sobbed that began to form in my throat. Maybe it was the thought of how indifferent and mean I’ve been to Dom or that I wanted Aiden to answer me back; needed him to tell me what to do.
I crawled closer to him and laid beside him placing my head on his shoulder like I always did when we talked about important things.
“I know I’m hurting him, I can see it in his eyes and it’s tearing me up inside.” I stifled a smile as I thought of what Aiden would say to that.
‘Well damn J, if it’s doing all this to you it’s not worth making yourself suffer. Screw it and go for it!’
“I know what you would say but you haven’t seen him.” I whispered to him.
We were sitting in the living room at my house watching T.V. I could tell something was wrong with Dom but I had yet to ask him. He was fidgety and constantly peering at me from the corner of his eye throughout the movie till I couldn’t take it anymore.
“Dammit Dom what’s wrong with you?” I demanded swirly jumping from the couch and glaring down at him. I was playing with him but my playfulness soon dispersed as I saw his face. The serious and scared look on his face caused me to change my attitude to worry. I knelt in front of him grabbing his hand in mine.
“What baby? What’s wrong” I asked seriously.
“We need to talk.” He whispered to me.
My heart stopped then, was he going to break up with me? He was going to break up with me! Slowly I stood and backed away from him. He must have noticed the look on my face and he shot from the couch.
“No, no, no, no, no.” He rushed reaching out to cup my face gently. “No, J not that talk. I just need to tell you something, something important.” He said nervously. I swallowed as I nodded at him. He smiled as he held my hand and guided me out of my house and into the backwoods close to my house. I know is sort of scary to have woods behind your house. Perfect target for crazy maniacs.
Once we were far enough away from my house I was beginning to sweat as my mind began to go into over drive. Why the hell is he taking me back here? Omg, is he going to kill me?! I shook my head, he wouldn’t do that, he the sweetest guy I know, and I trust him. We stopped finally and were surrounded by a crap load of trees, my house was long gone.
“Why are we out here?” I asked him timidly as I looked around. When he didn’t answer I turned back to him and frowned as I found the look of panic on his face.
“I love you, Jeanine.” He blurted. My eyes widened and my breath caught in my lungs. He what? Did he just say what I thought he did?
“W-what?” My voice was barely a whisper.
“I. Love. You” he said again pronouncing it clearly. Yep I heard him right.
“Dom,” I didn’t know what to say to that. Did I love him too? My heart was beating erratically. No one has made me feel like this before. He was so different and I didn’t know what to do.
He cupped my cheek in his warm big hand, those weird comforting tingles he always made shot up my face and I closed my eyes in pleasure.
“You don’t have to answer Jeanine but I had to tell you before I burst.” My eyes opened to find him inches from my face; his deep brown eyes gazing into mine with such an intensity that my knees became weak.
I think I do love him.
I knew it right then and there but I couldn’t open my mouth. I was afraid to.
“You make me feel alive J, and I know that no one else is going to be able to make me feel this. Ever.” He continued, his thumb lightly caressing my bottom lip. “Just looking at you makes my heart beat faster than a mocking birds wings. You are everything to me and I can’t hide from you anymore; I don’t want to.” His words were making me feel dizzy and warm.
Wait hide? I wanted to ask him what he was hiding but my tongue refused to obey me.
“I want to show you the real me but I don’t know what you will do.” His voice strained. I didn’t like him feeling uncomfortable, he didn’t have to hide from me, and he could trust me.
“What is it Dom?” I finally asked. He backed away from me till we had a sizable distance between us. I gave him a questionable look.
“What are you doing?” I asked him taking a step closer, his hand came up to stop me.
“I’m showing you the real me J.” He said his face became expressionless. I was confused,
“Just please understand.” Was all he said before he took his shirt off and unbuttoned his pants. My eyes widened in surprise. What the hell! But I couldn’t look away, I mean DAMN this boy had a body on him!
He was in his boxers out of breath, “This is me Jeanine.” Then it happened. I cringed at the nasty sound of bone breaking and reforming together. I stared to freak thinking something bad was happening to him. I began to rush towards him to help him when a huge wolf took his place and I froze mid step. Its head reached my shoulder, I stared at it in disbelief.
This was Dom? No, it couldn’t be.
It eyes stared at me, brown the same color as Dom’s. Oh my god this was…DOM! I scurried backwards falling on my bottom as the realization hit me hard. He walked over towards me slowly and I crawled backwards as the terror of him eating me entered my mind. A scream ripped its way from my mouth, and I was stopped trunk of a tree.
I covered my face waiting for him to rip me apart but it never came. Lowering my arms a bit I saw him pause a few feet away from me with the most heart crushing expression on his face. My chest tightened to see him look like this but I couldn’t get over the fact that my boyfriend was a FREAKING WOLF! When I realized he wasn’t going to move towards me anymore, I rose to me feet slowly my eyes watching him wearily. I sidestepped breathing hard as my heart pumped in fear.
His brown eyes never left my face and I swore I could see tears starting to build in his eyes. But I couldn’t worry about that, I had to get out of here! Away from him! I gently walked backwards and when he made no move to stop me I turned tail and ran, back to my house as fastest my feet could take me; letting out small screams on the way.
The moment I reached my house I rushed in the front door as my mom was walking in the kitchen. She turned around in shock, her hand to her heart but I didn’t have the energy to care.
“Jeez, Jeanine don’t run in that house like that.” She scolded but I ignored her as I ran up the stairs and into my room.
My heart was beating a mile a minute as I stared at the walls but saw nothing. He changed into a wolf! This isn’t possible, these things don’t happen. I was pacing my floor as I tried to wrap my head around all this but it was hard. He was a werewolf.
A heart wrenching howl sounded from outside causing me to stop pacing and look out of my window.
Omg, I was in love with a werewolf?!
*End of Flashback*
I need Aiden to tell me what in the hell I should do!