CHAPTER 16: I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DID THIS TO ME
“Sam-” Deric started as I glanced over his shoulder at his sister/daughter, but I stopped him before he could go on. I didn’t want to hear it. Not now. Not now that she was here in front of me. Sure, he was trying to explain, but I didn’t have it in me to hear what he wanted to say about it right now. It was just too much.
“When was I supposed to find out about this?” I breathed as I looked back at Deric. I pulled away and he looked so hurt, but I couldn’t stop the small pang of jealousy and anger that I didn’t understand. “When were you going to tell me about her?”
“Now.” He told me. He moved forward to touch me again, but I moved away. He sighed and lowered his hand back to his side. I didn’t want to move away, in fact, it took all of my willpower not to let him take me into his arms and hold me and explain this craziness, but I could be just as stubborn as Andy sometimes, even worse, and right now, that is what I wanted to be. “I told her to meet us here, before we left so I could introduce you two. I didn’t know that she would imprint on your brother!” his voice grew louder and angry as he said that last sentence and I flinched.
“What?” I scowled again. I looked at Sebastian, who was watching her quietly with an expression I had never seen him wear. It was almost as if he was looking at her with awe or.... I really didn’t know what it was. It was a strange look and I didn’t really understand what that meant. I mean, I knew what imprinting meant, but at the same time, I didn’t know anything about it. Is that what happened with Deric and I? Is that what it meant when he said that I was his mate?
Is that how I look at Deric when he is around?
“Let’s put it in simple terms for her.” Muttered the girl and I really didn’t like her attitude at all. The way she looked at me right now, spilled hate, and I was sure that it was the full moon tomorrow, like with Andy, that was the reason for at least some of that, but still, unless someone explained that to me, I did not want to think about her even being friends with my brother. “I am a werewolf and your brother, is my mate.” So that’s what it really meant. I had imprinted with Deric...
And I had no idea what that really meant.
“Forgive her. ” Deric sighed and ran his hand through his hair. I just looked at him. “Tomorrow night is full moon. She’s not the most pleasant werewolf to talk to around this time. She’s not always like this.”
Okay, fine, but that still doesn’t give her the right to hate someone she doesn’t know at all, let alone her Dad/Brother’s mate.
I looked at her and her...
Well... disapproving look.
She looked like she absolutely hated me and, as I said, I wasn’t too fond of her right now.
I sighed. I knew that there was nothing I could do about it right now—or ever for that matter—so I wasn’t even going to try. There was no point. My brother was now mated to a woman who hates my guts and I was mated to her brother/father. I still wasn’t sure how much I liked the fact that he had one, his or not, but I couldn’t help it. I wasn’t in control of it.
“Stop staring at her Sebastian.” I whispered and moved toward the car. I looked down at the ground as I started passing, but she grabbed my arm. I didn’t look at her, just stood there looking at the ground, waiting for her whatever she was going to say or do. She laughed bitterly and I flinched.
“She’s pathetic Daddy." She said and I closed my eyes. “She is really skinny, malnourished. She looks like she has been beat nearly to death.”
“Dear Camille.” I breathed shakily as I heard Deric’s father’s voice, and even though I knew he would be close, he still had me a little scared and I knew that he knew that. “That is because she was beaten nearly to death. I did throw her out a two story window. She was also bitten and nearly turned into a zombified blood bag.” She laughed again and let go of my arm. What surprised me, was that Sebastian wrapped his arms around my shoulders and moved me toward the car again. I really wanted to leave right now.
“Sam.” Deric whispered. He caught my hand and I looked back at him. “This isn’t how I wanted you to find out about her. I wanted you to know, but I didn’t know all of this would happen.”
“Can we just go please?” I mumbled. He sighed but nodded and looked back at her and his father. I pulled my hand away and got into the car as Sebastian held open the door. He closed the door and I noticed how he looked at her before he turned away. I knew this was difficult for him just by looking at him, because he was a hunter and that wasn’t supposed to happen with hunters and the supernatural, and I was worried that he was going to get really hurt because of it. It was one thing for me to get hurt. I always got hurt, but I didn’t want my brother to be hurt because of all of this.
Camille stopped him but grabbing his arm--like she had with me--and pulled him close to her. The look she gave him was certainly not the look she had given me. It was admiration and I felt a little jealous. I already knew that she was going to take him away from me, and I hated her for it. He was my brother and I wanted him to stay my brother and not her mate. I watched her say something to him, but I couldn’t hear what she said through the window. A small smile crossed Sebastian’s lips as she smiled at him and I looked away before tears filled my eyes. I leaned my head against the window, and then suddenly, the door opened and I was sitting on the far side of the seat. I looked at Deric startled and he looked at me sadly.
He touched my cheek and I turned away, but he pulled me close to him.
“I’m sorry.” He breathed as he grabbed my chin and made me look at him. “Baby, please listen to me. I need you to understand that I wanted to tell you before, but I didn’t know how, not to mention, it was a bit early since we only just stared dating...” I just looked at him, ignoring the humor he was trying to put into the situation. I was not in the mood for humor right now. He sighed again and ran his thumb over my cheek. “Sam. She was abandoned when she was born. I found her in a dumpster. I couldn’t just let her stay there and die on the hope that she would find a home into the end. I raised her and when she was fifteen, she snuck out and got herself bitten by a werewolf. I still took care of her though, because she had nowhere left to go. I know that this was not the best way to tell you, tonight with her here, but it was the only way I could think of that wouldn’t make you too mad. I was hoping that you would be glad that I had told you instead of kept it from you until you somehow found out by some other means... like my father.” I sighed he did have a point. At least he had told me and not kept it a total secret from me.
“Still.” I mumbled more to myself than to him. He pulled me into his lap and looked up at me.
“I know it isn’t what you want to know, I have a kid, but I promise, she is the only one... and she isn’t really mine.” He took my face in his hands and ran his thumbs soothingly over my cheeks. “Please don’t be too angry with me.”
“I’m not.” I mumbled. I closed my eyes tiredly. He pulled my lips down to his for a small kiss and then just pulled me close. He wrapped his arms around me and I lay my head against his shoulder. I was suddenly very tired again. Unnaturally tired. “W-what is... going o-on?” He kissed the side of my head and sighed shakily.
“Wow.” He breathed. “That stuff... really works.” His arms loosened around me and my hand slid down his chest. He leaned his head back against the back of the seat and mumbled something else.
“D-Der...” I breathed as the darkness started taking over...
Not before I heard Sebastian freaking out over us...
I moaned as I started waking up. I hung in someone’s arms as he carried me somewhere. When I opened my eyes to see where I was, all I saw was a dim brightness and blurriness, so I closed my eyes again.
I was laid down on something I could only assume was a bed, and I breathed shakily. My head hurt a little, like it had before I fell asleep in the car with Deric, but this time, it was a little worse. I also felt slightly sick, as if I was catching my cold again. I moaned again as a hand touched my cheek and he ran his thumb over my chin and jaw.
“Hey.” Came Deric’s soft voice as he stroked some hair out of my face and I breathed another moan. “Hey, you’re okay-”
“You...drugged me.” I breathed and his thumb stopped stroking my cheek. I turned my face away--or tried to anyway--and tried to ignore him. I was starting to not like him a lot right now. He had drugged me and made me go to sleep. The least he could have done was warn me. That was uncalled for and I knew that he knew that I was mad at him fight not.
“Sam.” He ran his hand over my arm and I tried to shrug him off, but I was so weak with the drug still wearing off and I wondered just how much he had used on me and just how long I had really been out. It seemed like my body was too stiff for the eight hours of a normal sleep, then again, it might be that I was riding in a car while I was drugged. Either way, I was up with my boyfriend right now.
“Sam, I’m sorry. I know that I shouldn’t have, but I wanted you as comfortable as you could be. You were exhausted anyway and you haven’t slept will in the last two weeks. I know I am a terrible boyfriend do so far, but I just want what is best for you-”
“The stop... doing that.” I mumbled, feeling as if I need to just go back to sleep and sleep the rest of the drug off. He sighed and took my hand. I didn’t have stepped strength to pull it away, so I just lay there and found myself drifting back to sleep..