As I swung open the door to my English class I was hit with a beautiful scent of strawberries and vanilla.
I scanned the class to find who it belonged to.
My eyes finally landed on a girl I’ve never seen before. Her head was down so I couldn’t see her face but I knew it would be beautiful.
She felt my eyes on her and slowly lifted her head.
She had soft pale skin that made her look delicate, and a small straight nose. Her lips were soft and full and her blonde hair was wavy and fell to her slim waist.
When I gazed into her grey eyes I thought I saw pain. But before I could really think about it, something in my head that I recognized as my wolf screamed “MATE!”
I couldn’t have a mate! I’m only 17! I had my whole life ahead of me. I didn’t want to settle down with one girl for the rest of my life.
I tore my eyes away from hers and walked to the seat behind her. As I sat down I noticed Becca sitting beside my mate and whispering.
I wondered if they were friends. What’s my little mates name? Who are her parents? Where did she come from?
So many questions raced through my mind but they all stopped when I saw my mate turn to Becca and say “Who’s that?”
For a minute Becca was confused but my mate helped by subtly pointing to me over her shoulder.
That brought a smile to my face. She noticed me and was curious enough to ask about me.
“Oh him. That’s Asher Mitchell.” Becca said. My little mate just nodded and turned her attention back to the teacher.
I didn’t take my eyes off of her the whole class. So when I saw her walking out the door I was confused.
But then I realized the bell had rung. I jumped to my feet and jogged after Becca and my mate.
“Hey Becca. Aren’t you going to introduce me to your new friend?” I causally asked when I caught up to them.
“Liza, this is Asher. Asher, this is Liza Johnson.” Becca droned, annoyed.
Liza. A beautiful name for a beautiful girl.
“I like your name.” I told Liza.
“Thanks.” She quickly muttered and blushed.
“That’s the warning bell!” Becca exclaimed as the bell sounded, then took off to her next class. Leaving me alone with Liza.
We started walking to class and I couldn’t stand the silence anymore. So I asked her the first thing that popped into my mind. “What’s your next class?”
“Phys-ed.” She quickly replied, while speeding up her pace. It’s like she doesn’t want to be seen with me.
“I’ll show you where that is.” I told her, matching her pace.
I looked down at my little mate and saw her scanning the hallways. She looked scared.
Was she scared to be seen with me? But she doesn’t even know me? Did someone tell her something bad about me?
I was going to have a panic attack if I didn’t stop worrying.
I was snapped out of my thoughts when she said “You don’t have to walk me to the gym.”
I laughed “What if I want to?”
“Well it’s up to you I guess.”
The rest of my classes passed in a blur and before I knew it the lunch bell was ringing.
Jay, my future beta walked up to me and slapped me on the shoulder “Have you seen that new girl Liza? Damn she’s fine.”
When I herd him say that I couldn’t stop the growl that escaped my mouth.
“Don’t talk about her like that” I sternly said, using my Alpha voice.
Even though I wasn’t the Alpha yet. I was the future Alpha so the pack usually did what I commanded.
“What?” Jay exclaimed, giving me a questioning look.
“She’s my mate.” I told him using the mind link.
“Are you serious? That’s awesome!” He replied, also using the mind link.
“I don’t want a mate right now.”
“Just be grateful you have one.” Jay said out loud before stomping off.
I instantly felt guilty.
Jay’s mate died two years ago in a car accident. I’ve never seen the guy so broken and depressed. Even now it’s a touchy subject so no one ever brings it up.
I walked through the cafeteria doors and instantly spotted Liza. She was sitting with Becca and some of her friends.
I noticed that Liza didn’t have anything to eat so I got in the lunch line and bought enough food for both of us.
Then I walked over to their table and plopped down beside her.
Everyone at the table except for Becca and Liza were surprised to see me.
Becca wore a smirk while Liza looked annoyed. I annoy her?
I just smiled down at my mate and slid the tray over so it was between us.
“Take what you want.”
She blushed “It’s okay.”
“I can’t eat this all!”
She rolled her eyes and grabbed an apple “Fine.”
Everything was going well when Louise walked up to the table.
Now let me tell you a bit about Louise. She was a slut, and for some reason only wants to be with me. Now, I admit we had a fling this summer but its OVER despite what she thinks.
“What are you doing sitting over here?” She asked, while making a disgusted face at everyone else sitting at the table.
“Where else would I be?” I challenged.
“Um with your friends and me.” She said giving me a questioning look.
“These are my friends.” I told her.
“Since when are you friends with a bunch of losers and the freaky new girl?” She questioned.
She went too far. I am not going to let her insult my mate!
“First, they are NOT losers. An second, Liza is NOT a freak! So why don’t you leave. ” I shot.
“Don’t be like that baby.”
Boy was she desperate. “Don’t call me that. I’m not your baby. Go make one of those guys over there your baby.” I suggested, nodding to a table on the other side on the cafeteria.
Louise just flicked her fake black hair and stormed off.
“It’s about time you told her off.” Becca said. And we all laughed.