In The Woods

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Odd Feelings

When I woke up I realized that I was still handcuffed to the bed. "Unggg" I groaned. Then I heard something. I looked around and I saw Ray, she was reading. When she heard that I was up she looked up at me from her spot in the corner chair. She moved so that she was fully sitting up.

"Well. Good you're awake now." She said with a tiny smile on her face.

"Agg. These hand cuffs kill! Why are you cuffing me anyway? Even if I was this crazy evil person you all think I am, why would I wait until now to hurt you guys? I mean I have been here for a little over two weeks now; wouldn't it have been smart for me to hurt you guys then? Why would I have waited until now?" I asked her. I was tired of fighting, my wrist killed and I was exhausted. I rolled over so my wrist was in a more comfortable position. It really did hurt.

"Honey, until we can prove you don't have a chip then I can't un-cuff you. You should know that. What are you saying? You have been here for just over three weeks. You were passed out for most of the first week but….."

"What do you mean? It can't have been three weeks." I said baffled. I mean at most I was passed out for like two hours….

"Honey, Damian and Gale brought you here on the date 3/22/15 the date today is 4/13/15. Any way that's not important. We have to do a test on you to see if you are chipped. I will not let them perform this test without your consent. It does get pretty personal." She said her face fading from a gentle smile to seriousness.

"Um….. I don't know… what would it be? I mean I kind of have to don't I? If I don't agree then you guys will hate me and suspect me for the rest of my life." I said kind of scared and more than a little wary.

"I can't tell you what the test is before you agree. No you don't have to agree. Once we find the kids then they can vouch for you." She said leaving the last part unspoken. If they found the kids and they were still able to vouch.

"Well who would perform the….. test?" I asked hesitantly. I have to do this. I just had to.

"Well it would be Serrina of course. No one else has to be present." She replied honestly.

"WAIT! This is a medical procedure!" I asked. This had just taken a whole new unexpected turn.

"No no no. If she finds a chip then we will take it out. But that is the only time it will become a medical procedure. Even then all she has to do is make a deep enough incision to get it out." Ray said putting a hand on my shoulder for comfort. I flinched when her hand came away with blood.

"It's from my wrist." I said seeing her eyes widen.

"Oh my God. Are you agreeing for the test? Because if you are then I can take these off." Ray spit out hurriedly.

"I don't know…. I mean I guess. I kind of have to. I can't leave here, no one would understand. What if she does find a tracker chip? A-are you going to kill me? C-cause I swear I d-don't know about any chip!" I said getting more frantic and scared.

"No honey no. I don't know if the boys will believe you, but I won't let them kill you. I have been training you for a week and a half now and I know that you are telling the truth or you are a very good actress. So this is not my idea. Though if you did give us and the kids up and they are hurt….." She said letting the threat trail off.

"No! I swear I didn't do anything! Not on purpose anyway…" I said almost crying. Even Ray had doubts in her mind about me. She leaned over with a key and undid my hand that was cuffed to the bed.

"I know. Let's just get you over to Serrina and then after the test is done I will get your wrists bandaged. We can't bandage them before or it will screw up the test." She grimaced at the sight of my wrists. "Sorry."

"It's okay. Let's just get this over with." I sighed and sat up, I swayed and waves of red flew over my vision. "Whoa" I said supporting myself on my hands.

"Vertigo?" Ray asked smiling.

"Yeah." I said my vision coming back. She offered me a hand up. I took it and stood, balancing so that I wouldn't fall over. No need for any more head injuries.

"I bet the concussion doesn't help that know does it?" I heard Aaron ask from the doorway. I pretended to not know who it was and looked up, truthfully I just wanted an excuse to see if he was still mad. I sure as Hell was.

"Well look who decided to not be pissy any more." I said as snidely as I could. I mean I probably looked pretty pathetic with my wrists and arms covered in dried blood, my ribs bandaged, and my head wrapped in a pressure bandage. But I sure was going to give it my best to look strong, and maybe just a little pissed off. I mean I was mad…. but I was sadder that he could think that way of me. I know I know stupid of me, but you can't help how you feel. Right? Stupid feelings, they are always so odd! Aaron looked pissed all over again.

"Look if you are going to be an ass when I come here to-"

"Aaron look you know you can't be here for her test. So what do you want?" Ray asked cutting him off. She looked pissed that he was here at all; she had probably told him to stay away before this.

"I came here to see if you needed a break. Obviously you don't. I'll just leave." Aaron said anger evident in his voice; his eyes were swirling with black.

"No, I don't need a break. I am about to have Serrina give her the test. You are not allowed in here so please leave." Ray said clipped and short.

"Fine! Take her side over mine! It's not like I have known you since birth or anything." Aaron said already turning out the door. Ray waited until he was out of the room and then turned to me and rolled her eyes.

"He'll get over it." She laughed. "I'm going to go get Serrina I'll be right back" Ray said just as Serrina walked in the door.

"Hey guess you don't need to" Serrina said smiling. Again with all the happiness all the time…

"So…. Let's get this over with shall we?" I asked.

"Sure. Okay so first strip down to your bra and underwear." Serrina said closing the door. She got out a little thing that looked like a paddle and it was connected to a screen by a curling wire. I stripped without a word, knowing this was the only way. Ray walked out of the room closing the door behind her.

"Okay now what?" I asked kind of uncomfortable but I mean we are both girls right?

"Now you need to lie down on the bed and lay completely still on your back. I am going to run this over you and it shows me an X-Ray sort of view from inside your body. It's just like using a metal detector." Serrina instructed smiling at the last part. I lied down on the bed and held completely still as she swept the paddle looking thing all over the front side of my body multiple times. That's more of a task then it sounds like seeing as it took an hour and a half to two hours just to do the front side of my body. "Turn over." Serrina said after the stretch of complete silence. She looked like she was concentrating hard. I turned over and she repeated the process with my back side. It beeped a couple times this time but I was too exhausted to even think about what the beeping meant. When I stopped feeling the brushing of the air as Serrina swept the paddle over me I sighed and relaxed.

"Ugg. Any news at all? Can I get dressed?" I asked her flipping over and sitting up.

"Lots of news. What do you want first One Two or Three?" she said as she put her little paddle and screen away. When she was done with that she threw some clothes at me from out of the closet. They were navy blue sweats in my size and a lacy black tank top. I guess she had thought ahead.

"All of it. I don't care what first." I told her, throwing on the cloths.

"Okay well good news is that you don't have a tracker chip in you. Bad news is that we don't know how they found us. Interesting news, that thing on your lower back that we thought were cuts? Yeah well it's tattooing. A permanent sort of Henna tattoo that is swirling around wolf eyes. That means that the people that kidnapped you? They knew that you were a shifter and that you were a wolf shifter. That means that you are most likely connected with the people that took the kids, even though you didn't know it." She said while she was cleaning up. It was a lot to take in and I was very confused.

"Wait what? A t-t-t-tattoo? As in needles entering your flesh repeatedly to inject ink?" I asked and shivered. How did those guys know I was a shifter? I didn't even know I was a shifter! In fact until three weeks ago if someone had told me about anything like this I would have laughed and told them to lay off the drugs.

"Yeah that's the only type of tattoo that is out there. Well, besides the temporary and semi permanent ones. Hey I have got to go tell Gale, Damian, Ray, and Aaron, but first I have to bandage your wrists." She said getting out the gauze and Neosporin.

"Hey can I just go back to my room after this? I'm not hungry and I'm exhausted." I asked almost falling asleep on the hospital bed.

"Sure, just hang in there we are almost done." She said seeing me almost fall asleep. "The concussion is okay now, especially with your shifter healing. Just so you know though it is only 4 in the afternoon."

"That's fine. Tell whoever is to watch where I'll be please. Don't want to have to go through this again." I said slurring my words. I got up once she was done and I headed out to my room. I should really try and stay out of the hospital more, I decided, it's just so far away from my room. When I got to my room I was out like a light.

I was running again. This time it was from eyes though. Floating eyes with the smoke that had surrounded Matt…..

The tendrils of smoke reached out and grabbed me. The tendrils pulled me into the eyes. Closer and closer I came to those daunting eyes. The eyes weren't normal. The entire iris was black and lacked any color. The red veins in a normal eye were the color of midnight winding into and throughout the eye they looked like the smoke that surrounded them….

When I woke up I was shaking. It wasn't from the cold brisk spring air either. I was scared, who am, I kidding I was terrified. I curled up in an upright fetal position, hugging my knees to my chest. I heard movement in the room. I felt the bed dent as someone got into it. They put their arms around me and hugged me into them. I could tell from the pine smell it was Aaron. He always smelled like pine.

"Look, I was wrong earlier, I get that. Heck I am even admitting it, but think about what you would have done if someone had taken your family God knows where and done God knows what to them. If this happened and you had someone in your house that could have led the person that took your family strait to you, would you react any differently?" He asked tightening his hold on me when I went to pull away. I froze.

"My family died when I was 12." I snapped at him and then tried to get away from him. How dare he! He can't just barge in here and pull the 'step in the other shoes' card on me. My mother and fathers face flashed through my mind and tears came to my eyes. I was in an orphanage after that because I had no living relatives. I had gotten out of the orphanage a little over two months ago and had been living on my own since.

"Oh Lean" Aaron said pulling me close to him.

"I know you're sorry. You didn't know. You don't have to care you know." I said finally breaking his hold on me. I felt it when he froze though. I moved as far away from him as the bed allowed so that he wouldn't know that some tears had spilled over.

"What are you talking about?" Aaron asked grabbing my arm. I felt the need to change wave off of him, his entire body was shaking.

"You don't have to care. I am a big girl I can take care of myself, I don't need the pity chivalry act. I know that the only reason I am still here is because I'm a shifter. That's the only reason. Plus I can see past your act anyway, you're not a very good actor. I mean being nice one minute and then telling me I'm a traitor the next? Yeah, all I'm saying is you can drop the 'nice act'" I said as calmly as I could while I was still crying. I hadn't cried this much in years… since my parents died.

"You. Are. A. Complete. Fool" Aaron spat out growling. It literally sounded like he was talking in his other form. The whole bed was shaking.

"Aaron I said that you can drop the act. Please, it makes me feel even more pathetic than I already am in this pack. If I am even part of the pack, I mean I am a shifter but-" I said just rambling on. During my little ramble I had unconsciously moved closer to Aaron. The next thing I knew I was flat on my back on the bed. Aaron was pinning me down. He held my hands above my head and had his knees on either side of my waist. I could feel the vibrations run through me as he growled. I looked up and could see his swirling black and green eyes.

"Don't think it's an act now Princess?" he asked growling in my ear.

"Aaron just stop. You don't really want to do this, it's just the change." I said slowly trying to sound calm. My heart was fluttering at over 100 beats a minute I'm sure. There was a blush slowly creeping down my body. Starting at my face and reaching down to wherever we were touching. That was basically my mid thighs because he had me full out pinned to the bed. I wiggled trying to get him off of me.

"Oh don't I? Princess you better be careful. If you don't stop then I might not be able to control myself." Aaron snarled into my hair and bent to lick the hallow underneath my ear. I shuttered, I felt him get hard in reaction to this. He was most defiantly 'in the mood'. The blush turned about 10 shades darker.

"No you don't. Aaron please don't do this. You know it's only the change. Full moon is in a couple of days!" I said my struggle multiplying. I didn't want him to do anything that he would regret. I don't think he would do anything if I told him no…. right?

"RAWRG" he snarled directly into my ear. His lips smashed down onto mine with enough force to bruise and his free hand traveled up and down my waist. My hands were still above my head so all I could do was wiggle and scream. I knew it was no use though; I didn't want him to get in trouble anyway. He seemed like a good guy, he was only looking out for his family earlier. Plus my screams were swallowed up in his kisses and my room was pretty far away from anyone's. As for the wiggling to throw him off it was to no avail, he was almost double my weight.

While I was weighing pros and cons of going on with this Aaron was growing impatient. His kisses had moved to my neck and he had released my hands so that he could use both of his. One of his hands was fisted in my hair and the other was playing with the edge of the black tank top I had worn to bed. I was gasping for air. Heat was pooling in my belly, I had never felt this way before.

"Aaron if we actually do go on with this I am not having sex or taking my clothes off!" I said gasping for breath from his kiss. He kissed the nape of my neck and I bucked. 'To hell with it' I thought. My inner wolf was taking over, my rational mind didn't have much of a say any more. I had to go with it now and it's not that bad. I mean it's just making out right? I'm 18 its normal! I fisted my hand in his jet black hair; it was as soft as it looked. Just like raven feathers. I put my other hand in between us and ran it over his abs. Aaron was encouraged by this and slammed his mouth back down on mine. Soon I could feel his hot tongue pressing against my lips asking for permission. I parted my lips and sucked his bottom lip into my mouth and bit it a little. This was new. I had never French kissed before. I seemed to be doing a pretty good job though because his goal seemed to be to suck my tongue down his throat. I broke the kiss first for air, he just moved his mouth to the nape of my neck kissing, and teasing the sensitive skin there. His hands had moved downward exploring my body. I wrapped my legs around his waist. He moved his hands down to cup my bottom and in a flash he had stood up and slammed me against the wall. I gasped in pain from my broken ribs. All the sudden he stopped kissing and touching me.

"Are you okay? I'm sorry Princess." he asked pressing his forehead against mine; worry was evident in his voice.

"I'm fine." I said looking up at him with half lidded eyes. It was true I was fine, it just hurt… a lot.

"Shit." He swore under his breath. He laid me down on the bed and lay next to me. Aaron put his arm under my head to act as a pillow. I whimpered and turned to look at him. My wolf was still in control.

"P-Please don't stop." I begged and pushed myself against him with the un-rational part of my mind. I felt him start to push me away so I wrapped my legs around his waist and fisted my hands in his hair. I brought my mouth down to his hard and sensuous at the same time. He flipped me over with ease and held my hands above me once more, but this time it was for totally different reasons.

"Look, if we are going to try this again, it's going to be my way. I'm not going to hurt you." He said his brilliant green and black eyes boring into mine. I wiggled underneath him.

"Oh? I thought last time was your way." I said and bent my body upwards to give him a warm wet open mouthed kiss. He got mad at my comment and actions both.

"Dammit Lean! If you do that again then I won't touch you. I will go get someone else to watch over you." I pouted at him but stayed still. "There, now lay down." He bent down and gave me a soft kiss. He ran his hand up and down my side lightly. At first it was boring just plain old kisses and a light touch, but then it turned into torture. I realized how sweet his lips tasted and how when his hand fluttered up and down my side it slightly tickled and left a burning sensation. I wanted more so badly, I couldn't even touch him. I kissed him back with wet, warm, sweet, and slow open mouthed kisses as he slipped his tongue back into my mouth. I caught his lip between my teeth and bit slightly until I could taste a little blood. I looked up at him with my half lidded heavy eyes and he smiled and nodded. I licked at the small cut my teeth had made in his lip, tasting his sweet blood.

Aaron rolled off of me and let go of my hands. I was facing into his chest and my face was cradled in the dent between his shoulder and neck. I fell asleep with the taste of him on my tongue and his smell all around me.

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