"Genius!" Tara squealed. I shot her a look. "I mean.. stupid."
Allie rolled her eyes. "Yes! And besides he's your best friend! He already agreed to do it!"
I shook my head. "I'm not pretending to be getting back with a fake boyfriend I've never had just to make him jealous!"
"But you told me that you told him..."
"I was mad!" I huffed. "There's no way I'd actually allow someone else to touch me. Even if that someone is my best friend. It's not happening. End of story." I waved my hands going to the bathroom.
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"Goodmorning!" Tara sang popping up at my locker pecking me on the cheek.
I smiled pulling her closer to me, wrapping my arm around her. "You saw me an hour ago."
She shrugged. "So what, I can't appreciate my ma... friend."
I frowned, pulling my arm back. Clearing my throat. "You're weird." I chuckled while picking up my water bottle.
Just then Landon walked over. "What, the famous Landon knows where my locker is located? After ignoring my phone calls." I laughed when he glared at me. "And he's waiting for me. T pinch me, just to make sure I'm not hallucinating."
"Fuck you." Was his obvious response.
A sting soon came making me jerk back. I looked up at Tara, who smiled innocently back at me. "What? You said... holy shit."
I frowned following her gaze back. "Who's that?" I asked, watching Mia laugh and blush at some guy who had his arm wrapped around her.
She cleared her throat. "Uh... that's her ex from home. She broke up with him to come here. Yeah I guess he uh, couldn't stand being away from her. But if he's here, that means they must be back together" She fidgeted sneaking a glance at Landon as she waved Mia over.
I eyed Mia curiously as she came over, tugging him along. She briefly greeted Tara before smiling at me, completely ignoring Landon. "Hey Luke, I want you to meet..."
"Felix, her boyfriend." He spoke, sticking his hand out to me. I shook his hand. "And you are?" He turned to Landon with his hand out towards him.
My eyes caught his hand clench and unclench into a fist as he looked from Felix to Mia.
"Dude? Are you okay?" Felix spoke with a chuckle.
Mia grabbed his hand that was extended, intertwining it with hers. "Baby, class is about to start in like 15 minutes and I still have to show you around. Wouldn't want to be late on your first day now."
Felix finally looked away from Landon and back towards Mia. "If I'm with you, nothing else matters. You know I'm only here for you anyway." He pulled her close, capturing her lips.
I couldn't help but smirk knowingly and watch as the entire atmosphere changed.
"See you guys later." She waved as Felix guided her away.
Tara quickly pecked my check and left for class, leaving me with a ticking time bomb. I shoved him into the men's restroom once everyone was out of sight.
Before I could say anything, Landon punched the cement wall. "Get me a fight."
I stood in front of the wall. "Whoa what the fuck... this isn't because of Mia... right?"
I watched him stop his pacing for a moment before turning to me with an unreadable expression.
"Look punching that wall over a girl you turned down isn't going to solve anything; what was she supposed to do? Wait for you to never come around. You won't even talk to her and... Is that a hickey on your neck?" Realization hit me all at once, him inviting her to his house and it all makes sense now. "Did you sleep with her and kick her out?" I asked. "I don't know if I should be proud of you finally getting your cherry popped or disappointed in the way you did it. You do know that I'm trying to get with Tara... her friend, right? So whatever you did to her, I need you to apologize for it, I don't need you messing up my chances."
His jaw clenched, fire burning in his eyes at the accusation. "Apologize? No. She came onto me; I won't lie, she's hot but not worth it. She's been worming her way into my head and I don't fucking like it. And that's it."
I smirked. "Aww, someone's got a crush..."
He shoved me against the sink. "Say that again and I'll put your fucking head through that mirror."
I chuckled, putting my hands up. "Okay! Okay!" He let me go and moved back. "But you definitely feel something. And before you attempt to put my head through that mirror. Ask yourself why you're even bothered that she has a boyfriend now?"
"I'm not, but maybe her boyfriend should know that just a couple days ago, she was naked wrapped up in my sheets."
I shook my head. "Wait a second... you two..."
He didn't even answer my question as he pushed past me to leave the bathroom. I blinked a couple times before following him out, only to lose him completely through the crowded students rushing off to class. I vowed to find him later to help him figure his shit out. This is the closest he's ever let a girl get to him and I'd be a damn bad friend if I didn't help him find love to heal him. And I knew Mia was it, even if I had to go along with some fake ass gay guy she had pretending to be her boyfriend.
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"Did you have to put your tongue in my mouth! Eww!" I growled, rinsing my mouth out with the mouth wash.
Felix chuckled, shaking his head. "You saw him about to pop a vein. If he weren't human, I would've pissed myself. But just so you know, you better tell him when you two get together that this wasn't real and I'm not actually attracted to you and more to him."
I frowned, wiping my mouth. "I'm still your future Alpha Felix, don't try me. And why are you in the girls bathroom? Anyone can walk in, see and report you."
He shrugged, putting on his cherry chapstick. "Let a bitch try me."
I rolled my eyes. "No I don't need you fighting human girls, especially when your supposed to be my not gay boyfriend." I ushered him out of the door chuckling as I led him out.
The laugh died on my lips as Landon stopped dead in his tracks. It only angered me as his rejection came tumbling back, smacking me in the face.
I tucked a piece of my hair behind my ear as I pretended to wipe my smudged lipstick. With Felix back turned to Landon, I pressed my lips to the corner of his mouth, keeping eye contact with him. "See you later baby." I inwardly cringed at the sensual sound leaving my lips.
I turned on my heel and made my way to the first period, not daring to look back. But his footsteps could. Be heard, pounding after me, but not fast enough to actually catch up. I made sure to sit in the front of the class today, getting as far away from Landon as possible, even if it was the last thing I wanted.
Throughout class, I could feel his eyes burning holes into my skull. This was the most attention he's ever paid to me; and I gotta say it was quite refreshing, in a sick way. And all I had to do was kiss my gay bestfriend.
Once class was over, I shot out the room so fast, you'd thought someone was chasing me. But I knew Landon wanted to talk or maybe even kill me. But avoiding him was one of the tactics, make him chase you, and work for it. Nothing easy. So when lunch came around and the four of us normally sat down outside together to have our food, Landon was nowhere in sight, which was normal because 80% of the time I had to third wheel with Tara and Luke, Landon coming every so often to have his meal and leave as soon as he was finished or skipping altogether to go the gym to train.
Felix sat down next to me and continued to play his role in front of Luke who barely paid him any mind as he watched Tara laugh and talk about random things. I envied her so much; here she had her mate who actually wanted to breathe the same air as her and worship the ground she walks on, whereas mine wanted to be as far away from me as possible.
I yelped as a finger poked my side. I glared at Felix as he smirked down at me. "Started to look a little dazed there, what's up?"
I huffed. "Nothing." I pushed the pasta around with my fork before pushing the entire plate his way. "You have a big appetite, you can finish this for me."
He clapped his hands together, rubbing them and licking his lips. "I've been waiting for this moment."
I rolled my eyes chuckling at him. "I have some work to finish up before class, see you after school. K?"
He nodded as he was already shoveling food into his mouth.
I rolled my eyes again as I stood from the table, making my way back into the school and into the library to finish my paper on Landon that I slowly worked on. It was due next week and we had nothing accomplished. After I finished his, I wrote one for him about me to turn in. I printed out two copies of them both just in time for the bell to ring.
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Sitting through my fifth hour, the anticipation was killing me. I watched the clock with only 10 minutes left of this class and I'd have to face Landon. Even Tara couldn't ease my nerves seeing as this was the first time I'd be alone with him since that night.
I didn't know how I'd be able to be that close to him without thinking of the way his hands felt on my body, the taste of his skin and definitely the way he moaned my name.
"Girl, ring it in." Tara whispered as my hand snapped my mechanical pencil in half.
I could feel my face heating up in embarrassment. Knowing that my arousal was up in the air and she without a doubt could smell it. "Sorry." I quickly slipped the broken pencil into my bag.
When it was time for the class to end, I made a quick detour to the bathroom to slap cold water on my face. "Don't be a bitch, you got this." With a quick nod, I left out and slowly began walking to my last class, I knew I had to stay strong.
Just as suspected, there he was, sitting in the back. I swallowed my pride and made my way to the seat next to him. No words were exchanged as everyone filled in the class.
Mrs. Hunter clapped her hands to get everyone's attention. "Hopefully you've all been working on your finishing touches because I have here written the days you're presenting! You can see them after class, but for now..."
I completely blanked out the rest as I fished out the two finished papers. I slid them over to him and carried on with class. He didn't say a word as he accepted them. I could see from the corner of my eye as he skimmed them both over.
I looked ahead, putting my focus back on the lesson before I heard the sound of paper ripping. I snapped my head in his direction as he slid the ruins back over to me. Anger like no other ran through me as he looked straight ahead, watching the teacher as if it were the most interesting lesson he'd ever witnessed.
Just as class was nearing its end and everyone was already packing their things up, I stayed out because I was on a mission here. I turned to face him. "What the hell is your problem? I'm not failing because you hate me."
He just ignored me as he packed his things together.
I snatched his notebook from him. "Uh hello? I took off lunch to write those and you rip it up! I literally did the work for you. What is it not to your standards? You won't even work on it with me!"
"I don't think your boyfriend would mind you working with the guy who has his girlfriends clothes, car and evidence of her desire all over his sweatpants back at his house. So why don't you make something else up." He stood when the bell rang.
Shock took over my features as I pulled his arm back, ignoring the tingles. "Don't you dare! You told me to go. So I did, and he came for me, to comfort me. You don't get to be mad!"
He yanked his arm away, taking a step closer. "I get to be pissed when you come to my home, ambush me and show up days later with a fucking boyfriend, rubbing him all in my damn face!"
I shook my head. "Look I'm sorry you think I owe you some sort of apology for rejecting me and expecting me to cry and beg you to give me a chance when you made it clear that we weren't even friends! I don't care how you feel about me screaming your name one day and fucking my boyfriend the next, you know why? Because I told you someone else would be there when you tossed me aside like trash!"
His fist clenched by his side as he stepped closer to me.
"Fine, you don't like what I wrote. I'll see you at the Tybee Library at 7 to work on our assignment and we're not leaving until we're finished with the entire damn thing. Then after, you can go back to treating me like I'm no better then the scum on the bottom of your shoes and I'll go back to my boyfriend who treats me like the fucking Queen I am." With that I grabbed my shit, pushing past him.
I'm twirled back around and pulled into a hard chest, his eyes darkening. "Don't fuck with me."
"Now is not the appropriate time to express such desires in my class, schools over go do it someplace else." Mrs. Hunter spoke.
I quickly moved away, grabbed my things and left the class with Landon on my heels as Mrs. Hunter held the door for us to leave.
"Mia..." Landon started before Felix appears out of no fucking where scaring the absolute shit out of me with my things from my locker already.
He throws his arm around me. "How was class baby?"
I cringe at the pet name before forcing a smile. "Annoying." I make sure to say loudly.
He just chuckled as we made our way outside. Just as we made it to Felix's car, I couldn't help but notice Landon's car across from his as he made his way to it.
Felix tossed my bag into the backseat as he opened my side of the car door open for me.
"See you tonight." Landon spoke before slamming his car door and peeking out of the parking lot.
I turned back to see a big shit eating grin on Felix's face. "Oh what's happening tonight?"
I rolled my eyes. "You're not to encourage this as my "boyfriend" I should fire you." I pushed him away from my door before shutting it.
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As soon as I got home I made sure to shower and wash the taste of Felix out of my mouth. I changed into a pair of black leggings and a cropped white t-shirt. I pulled my hair into a high ponytail before slipping my shoes on and running downstairs. Felix was hanging out in the kitchen with the cook no doubt trying to get her to make him food.
I rolled my eyes at him. "Hey I need you to take me to the library."
He groaned pulling himself away from the cook before looking at me. "You have a car. And it's 6, you said you two were meeting at 7."
"That's complicated." I whispered while playing with my hands. "And I have to mentally prepare myself and find some good seats. Plus you have to drop me off! He needs to see my man bring me and be confident enough to know you have me and blah blah, so put on your shoes." I clapped.
"You do know that I can see your tits through that shirt? Are you planning to seduce him again? Because I am all for it." He grinned
I looked down at my breast. "This wasn't intentional. And you know I hate wearing bras unless I absolutely have to. And I'm wearing your hoodie. It's a territorial thing guys do, plus it smells like you and your strong ass cologne."
He huffed. "I'll be right back." He tells the cook before following me out to his rental.
Once we made it to the library, it was 6:20 and Felix was already complaining about food. So I grabbed my things and let him leave me like the worst fake boyfriend he was.
I made my way into the library and went to scope the place out before finding a nice spot isolated away from the others. It had a wall barrier that separated me from being disrupted. I placed my things down and went down to the Starbucks I passed on my way in. I ordered two coffees, my usual and a black for Landon. Just as my name was called, I could see Landon walking in. Looking down at my watch, it was 6:56.
Well at least he's good on time.
I walk out of the Starbucks and yell out to him, making him turn to face me. "I got you coffee, don't know how long we're going to be here."
He looked down at the coffee as if I were proposing to him. "I don't like coffee."
I bit my lip looking down at his coffee in my hand trying not to show the disappointment on my face. "Oh I..."
He took the coffee out of my hand. "Where are we sitting?"
I blinked a couple times before his words registered. "Oh right." I quickly walked towards the elevator and pressed the button to the 3rd floor. I made my way to our isolated section, placing my coffee on the table.
He sat down, placing his stuff down as he pushed something my way.
I looked down at the table frowning. "Are those my keys?"
He looked at me as if to say duh you dumb bitch.
I grabbed them and placed them in my bag. I opened my laptop and went to a blank page on words and typed his name. Once I was done I looked up at him. "Okay, so umm, how do you want to start this?"
He just looked at me with a bored expression.
I nodded. "Okay... I'll start. What do you like to do?"
I blinked as my fingers hovered over the keyboard before placing them in my lap. I looked up at him. "Okay, maybe... what do you like to do... that is legal."
His jaw clenched, his irritation shining through.
I swallowed hard. "You like to train, so I can say that working out and maintaining your physical health." I began typing when he didn't object.
When he made no attempt to ask me a question, I answered my own in regards to his seeing him type down my response. And it went on like that until 11 when I felt like I knew a lot more about him.
He didn't give away anything too personal, but I got more than what I knew he was willing to give.
Landon Mason was a 19 year old who lived on his own and preferred to be alone. Shockingly, his favorite color was green, weirdly enough I never saw him in green. And the hopeful voice screamed it was because my eyes were green, but I knew I was overreacting.
He gets up at 4 am every morning to go for a run, even on school days. I learned that he plays 5 instruments, and although he wouldn't tell me which they were, I knew to be grateful he told me that. But what broke my heart was my last question. What does he plan to do when he graduates.
"What are your plans after graduation?" I spoke as I eyed him carefully.
He sat there in silence for a moment. "It doesn't matter."
I frowned, turning my body to fully face him. "Oh come on, humor me."
My breath hitched as he reached his hand up and gripped his hair slightly, watching his muscles flex as he ran his hand through his hair before dropping it on the table. "I uh, wanted to have my own gym, have a boxing club in the basement and help train upcoming fighters."
My heart swelled at his dreams, I smiled at him. He was perfect, my mate would make a great equal and Alpha someday. Of course I'd take on the role for a couple years until he was properly trained to take over for me, who knows, maybe I'll be round with our pups by that time.
I hadn't even noticed I was practically beaming at him until he cleared his throat.
I blinked looking away from him. "Wait, you said you wanted. Is that not what you want anymore?"
"It doesn't matter."
I shook my head. "Of course it does. What's stopping you? I mean surly yo..."
The sound of his fist banging on the table stole the words from my lips. "Would you fucking stop prying. God your so fucking annoying, always pestering. I said it doesn't fucking matter because as soon as I graduate I going back to Italy to take over my family's company and I won't have to deal with you breathing down my goddamn neck."
I sat there in shock for a few moments before standing up.
"What are you doing?" He glanced at me.
I didn't answer him as I started packing my things.
He stood up along with me, not even bothering to back up or give me space. "Look..."
I backed away quickly. "Don't... just..." I backed away from him. I turned on my heels and made my way to the elevator.
Once I made it to the door, I hurried out, not caring about the rain pouring down, drenching me as I searched for my car.
"Mia!" I heard Landon yell.
I ignored him as I found my car parked in the freaking back row. I opened the back down and threw my bag onto the back seat. Just as I opened my door, it slammed shut. I twirled around followed the hand that kept my door closed.
In front of me was a drenched muscular chest, I looked up to meet Landon's eyes. "Move."
"No." He watched me for a moment. "How'd you think I got here?"
I blinked, confused for a moment. "What the hell are you talking about?"
He pulled me away from the door opening it, getting in the driver's seat, out of nowhere he pulled me into the car, onto his lap.
"What are yo..." I couldn't even finish as he easily picked me up as if I weighed nothing and placed me in the passenger seat. He closed the door and started the car.
I sat there in utter confusion as he pulled out of the parking lot. He turned the heat on full blast as he saw me shivering. I pulled Felix's soaking wet hoodie from over my head, ignoring Landon as I turned on the light to the and turned in the seat to see if I had anything in the back to wear. The car swerved so hard, I fell over into Landon's lap with my legs all twisted up.
The sound of horns honking could be heard as Landon quickly pulled onto the side of the road. "What happened?" I frowned as I maneuvered my legs around so they were now laying across the armrest as I was still seated sideways in his lap.
"You need to get up." His left hand was gripping the steering wheel.
I rolled my eyes as I pushed myself forward, scooting a bit. "Some help would be nice." I blurted.
A groan left his lips making me freeze my movements, the smell of his arousal was thick in the car, I could even feel him through my thin leggings.
I could feel my wolf attempting to break free as I struggled to hold her back. But his scent and his ever growing cock snapped that control I had over her. I couldn't stop her as I was pushed back and she took control. Next thing I know, I'm straddling his waist. I moaned out as I grind against him, his hands gripping my hips, pulling me down harder. I ripped his wet shirt down the middle running my hands down his tight muscles. I immediately went for his neck, noticing the mark I left last time, I ran my tongue over it before creating a new one next to it, trailing down leaving another one on his pectorals. Another groan left his lips.
Wanting to feel his skin on mine, I pulled my shirt over my head, freeing my breast. I pressed myself against him, my head dropping to the crook of his next as I continued moving my hips against him. I couldn't stop the moans escaping my lips and flowing into his ears even if I wanted to. The sensation was too much. "Landon..."
I moaned breathlessly into his ear.
His hand left my hip and gripped my hair, yanking me back. I finally came to my senses as to why I was doing.
Fuck me, I did it again.
My eyes widen as he stared back at me. Just as I opened my mouth, Landon lips were attached to my neck. A gasp left my lips as he yanked my hair back more to expose more of my neck. I moaned out as his other hand left my hips and cupped my right breast. My hips jerked forward in surprise at the unexpected pleasure. I closed my eyes as pleasure rushed through me when he pinched my nipple before massaging it with his strong, rough hands that only added on to the sensations rockin through me.
His assault on my neck stopped as he pulled my head forward. My eyes met his, I bit my lip watching him. His eyes followed the movement of my lips as he leaned forward, just as our lips were about to meet the sound of a knocking coming on my window.
I squealed jumping from his lap as I pulled my shirt back on. Thank fuck for my tinted windows. Landon waited until I was fully dressed and back into my seat before rolling the window down.
"Hey I saw you pulled over and wanted to see if you needed help?" An older man spoke as he looked from Landon to me.
Landon gripped the wheel. "No, were fine."
The man nodded. "Okay, enjoy the rest of your night."
Landon didn't even respond as he rolled the window back up and pulled back onto the road.
It took me a minute to realize that we were driving to his house. I just sat my happy ass there in silence as we pulled up to his house.
He got out of the car without turning it off. He grabbed his bag and closed the door. I got out of the car and rushed around it. "Landon!"
He didn't stop walking. "Go home Mia."
I frowned as he made his way into the house, closing the door behind him. Leaving me standing in the rain.