“You know what, you’re getting your ass out of bed and coming to the mall with me.” Becca snapped as she stormed into my room.
“C’mon Becca, I just want to sleep. Can’t we go another time?” I wined, throwing a pillow at her.
“You said that last week, and the week before that. When are you going to face the reality that he’s gone! He’s not coming back! Its been two months, he would have been back by now if he was coming back.” Becca ranted, flopping down onto my bed when she was done.
Even thought she didn’t mention his name she still mentioned him, and just the reminder of him being gone hurts like hell.
I just wanted the pain to go away.
“Going out might help get your mind off everything for a while. It might help.” Becca suggested.
I looked at her for a moment. Her familiar wild friendliness, and the worried look that’s been in her eyes, just like everyone else, lately.
“Okay, I’ll go.” I gave in.
“Yay! But go have a shower and dress in something nicer than sweats.” She instructed happily.
Just her happy attitude gave me the energy to get up and do as I was told.
“You look pretty.” Becca complimented once I was done getting ready.
I shrugged in response. I was just wearing skinny jeans, a tank top and a jean jacket, nothing special.
“Well let go!” Becca squealed like the crazy girl she is.
She grabbed my hand and started dragging me through the house and eventually out the front door.
“I wonder if we’ll see anyone we know, I hope Tony is there, he’s so cute! His warm brown eyes and black hair are just so, I can’t even put words to it.” She rambled while driving to the mall.
I just roll my eyes, not in the mood to go anywhere.
Soon enough we arrive at the mall and before I knew it she was dragging me from store to store.
I don’t know why girls love shopping so much, it’s pure torture, and don’t they get bored of seeing the same close in every store with different prices?
“Oh my god.” Becca suddenly whispered, coming to a complete stop in the middle of the mall.
I looked at her confused, but she wasn’t paying any attention to me, her focus was solely on some guy ten feet away from her, and his attention was on her too.
They just stood there, ten feet away, staring at each other.
Then all of a sudden they ran towards each other and kissed.
What the actual hell?
“What the hell Becca!?” I exclaimed when I was beside her again.
“Mate.” Was all she said, without turning to me.
Then it clicked, Becca just found her mate.
“I’m just gonna leave you two alone, I’ll take a cab home.” I told Becca.
All I got in response was a wave of her hand.
I lose a mate and Becca gains one. As much as I wanted to be bitter about it, I was happy for her.
When I walked through the pack house door everyone rushed over to me.
I was too busy being happy for Becca that I didn’t notice the concerned looks on everyone’s face.
“Becca found her mate!” I told them happily.
They all looked at me like I just grew an extra limb. I guess they’re shocked that I’m actually happy instead of depressed.
They all looked at each other, like they were silently discussing something that I didn’t know about.
Then they looked back at me and smiled.
“That’s great.” Ava commented, not sounding as excited as I thought she would.
I nodded in agreement.
Then I looked around at everyone, but one person was missing, my mom.
“Where my mom?” I asked them.
Jay stepped forward and the others went into a different room.
“You mother is missing.” He told me, putting a sympathetic and comforting hand on my shoulder.
“Missing? That can’t be! I just saw her yesterday.” I argued, not believing what Jay was saying.
She couldn’t be missing. She just couldn’t.
“After she visited you she went out to the mall, I called her to ask if she could pick up some bread, but when we were on the phone I heard a growl, then your mom say ‘let me go’ followed by a muffled scream. Then the line when dead.” He explained.
“Why didn’t you go after her? Why didn’t you save her?” I yelled, tears forming in my eyes.
I just got her back. She can’t be gone.
“I did, I got to the mall as fast as I could but she was already gone, and I couldn’t catch her sent anywhere, so I couldn’t find her.” He told me, his eyes sad and guilty.
I knew he was blaming himself for her disappearance.
“Sorry, it’s not your fault, it’s no ones fault.” I mumbled.
“Were gonna find her.” Jay assured me.
I nodded, but I didn’t believe him. It’s impossible to find someone without any clues.
“I’m gonna go to bed.” I told him.
He nodded and walked away.
Could life get any worse?
He’s perfect. Absolutely perfect.
He’s tall, with sandy blonde hair and emerald green eyes.
And his name is- wait, I don’t know his name.
As if he heard my thoughts he put out his hand for me to sake and said “I’m Garrett, and what might a beautiful girl like yourself’s name be?”
“Becca.” I said shyly, accepting his hand and gently shaking it. The sparks that shot through me when our hands connected was magical. I could get use to those sparks for sure.
“Wonderful name for a wonderful girl.” He stated, letting my hand go.
“Flattery will get you nowhere mister.” I teased, causing him to chuckle.
“You know, you’re not what I pictured my mate to be like.” He mused.
“Is that a bad thing?” I asked quickly and panicky.
What if he doesn’t like my hair, or my eyes, or my height, or my personality, or my voice?
Oh god, what if he rejects me?
“Calm down, I mean, I never thought I would be matched with someone as great as you.” He assured me.
God this guy sure is perfect.
“Oh.” I giggled.
“I love that sound.” He told me.
He looked me in the eyes and smiled.
“The sound of your giggling, its adorable.”
I melted when he said that. He’s honestly the most perfect guy in the world.
“So do you live around here?” I asked, breaking the comfortable silence that fell over us.
“No, I actually live pretty far away from here. But I’ll be staying as long as you want.” He assured me.
I was about to respond when his phone rang.
He looked down at it to see who was calling, then looked up at me apologetically.
“I need to take this call, I’m really sorry.”
“It’s fine.” I told him, waving my hand dismissively.
“Hey Jake, what’s the matter? Oh okay, separate them and tell them to just calm down, this happens all the time. Got it? Okay bye.”
Garrett hung up and turned his attention back to me.
I raised an eyebrow at him, silently asking what that conversation was about.
“That was my buddy Jake, two pack members got in a fight and Jake didn’t know what to do about it, he’s new to the pack so he didn’t know that those two fight all the time.” He informed me.
“Where was Jake before he came to your pack?” I asked, I know I’m being nosey but I just couldn’t help it.
“No one really knows, he won’t tell us much. All I know is that wherever he was, he sure was trying to get away.
“When I found him, he was in wolf form, and by the looks of it he’s an Alpja, but you could barely tell, he was weak, and really skinny, like he hadn’t eaten in days.”
“Wow, that’s really sad.” I commented.
That Jake guy must have been running away from something pretty bad by the sounds of it.
Garrett nodded in agreement and continued his story
“Since he looked so hungry and afraid, I took him in. Everyone was cautious at first, all thinking that this guy could be bad news, but he’s been nothing but nice.”
“You said you took him in, does that mean you’re an Alpha?” I asked.
He nodded “Yup, I’m the Alpha.”
Wow, my mate’s and Alpha, that means I’m a Luna! I can’t wait to tell Liza!
“When did you take him in?” I asked instead of blabbering about how cool it was that he’s an Alpha.
“About two months ago.” He replied.