The week Liza had to stay in bed went by in a flash. I didn’t go to school so I got to spend all my time with her and really get to know her.
Despite all that she’s gone through she’s a really bright girl. And she’s strong too. She will be the perfect Luna.
But spending all this time with her was making me want to mark her more and more. My wolf was constantly begging me to mark her and its driving me crazy.
But she doesn’t even know about the wolf world yet. What if she rejected me? What if she ran away and never looked back when I tell her?
I guess it’s a chance I have to be willing to take.
I looked down at my beautiful mate and brushed her hair off her forehead. I loved to say awake and watch her sleep. She looked so peaceful and happy.
Her eyes fluttered open and she smiled shyly at me. I grinned back.
“Go to sleep.” She playfully ordered.
“But I like watching you sleep.” I pouted.
She just chuckled and rolled over. Even though we slept in the same bed and spent all our time together we weren’t a couple.
As much as I wanted to be I had to take it slow with her. Gain her trust and prove to her that I really do care. But that’s going to be a challenge. She doesn’t trust easily. Which is understandable.
I couldn’t stand being this far away from her any longer, even though she was just inches away, so I wrapped my arms around her and pulled her close, inhaling her intoxicating scent.
Like every night I whispered “I love you.” So only I could hear before I fell asleep.
I groaned when the alarm clock went off. I didn’t want to get up. It was our first day back at school.
And I say our because Asher hasn’t left my side.
This may sound clingy, but I loved it. He was so protective and caring. Loving even. Could Asher love me?
None of Madison’s boyfriends ever treated her like Ash treats me.
A spark of hope went through me. Maybe we could get married and live here for the rest of our lives. I found that idea very appealing.
So I guess I could admit it. I liked Ash. And I mean really like. I would say love but that word’s just too strong. And I’ve only known him for a very short amount of time. I couldn’t possibly love him yet.
I felt a hand on my cheek followed by the tingles I feel every time Ash touches me. I’ve never felt anything like it. And the feeling always cheers me up.
Maybe we were meant to be together.
Okay now I’m just getting creepy. I need to snap out of this! I was brought back to reality when Asher said “Get up lazy bones! We have school today.”
I just groaned in response. I would see Madison If I went back to school, and I don’t even want to think about what might happen.
Asher got up and was in the doorway of the bathroom when he said “By the way I switched my classes so now I have the same schedule as you.”
Then, before I could respond, he quickly shut the door. I just sat on the bed, my mouth hanging open. I can’t believe he did that! A part of me was jumping with joy but another part of me was furious. I don’t need to be protected all the time! I’m not a baby!
I couldn’t stand just sitting anymore so I jumped off the bed and ran into the closet. It was packed with clothes my size. But I have no idea who they belong to. Oh well.
I pulled on a pair of light blue skinny jeans, a black tank top, and a light grey cardigan. Then a pair of black ankle boots. I had to admit, I looked nice.
I walked back into my room and sat on the bed until Asher was done in the bathroom. Once he got out I walked past him and closed the door behind me before he could say anything.
I splashed cold water on my face to wake me up more, then brushed my hair until it was soft and shiny.
The drive to school was awkward. I still wasn’t happy with Asher and he caught on to that so he didn’t try to talk to me the whole ride.
I appreciated that he left me alone which made me thaw a little. By the time we got there I was ready to forgive him.
He quickly got out of the car and came around to my side so he could open the door for me. What a gentlemen. I muttered a quick thanks and smiled at him.
His eyes lit up when he saw that I forgave him. He took my hand and led me into our high school.
We turned a lot of heads and gave everyone something to whisper about, but it didn’t bother me, and it didn’t seem to bother Ash either.
We were just about to walk into class when someone grabbed my hair and yanked me back, taking Asher with me since I was holding his hand. I turned around to see a furious Madison. “You little whore. Why didn’t you come home?” She whisper yelled.
For some reason she didn’t intimidate and scare me anymore. It might just be because Asher is next to me but whatever. I rolled my eyes and smirked. “None of your business.”
“You know we can call the cops and make you come back right?” She sneered.
I laughed “Not if I tell them what Jason does.”
For a second Madison actually looked scared. Good. She didn’t have anything to say to that so she turned on her heals and stomped away.
By the time she was gone I was breathing hard. I can’t believe I finally stood up to her. Asher squeezed my hand.
" Are you okay?” He asked.
“Never been better.” I answered with a smile on my face. Where did this new found confidence come from?
Once we walked through the door Becca came barrelling towards us almost knocking me over when she hugged me. “I was so worried. I missed you so much. Asher wouldn’t let anyone in you room but him and a doctor.” She told me and pouted.
“Well I’m here now. So what have I missed?” And that’s how the whole class went. Listening to Becca gossip about everything that’s happened in the last week.
I only half listened though. My mind was on Asher. What were we? We weren’t together, but we slept in the same bed and held hands and stuff. But he hasn’t asked me out. Maybe he only likes me as a sister, or best friend.
I shook my head. This was just too confusing right now.
It was finally lunch time! I was really excited to be done with classes for and hour but then I remembered that I would probably meet all of Asher’s friends.
So I had that little sliver of confidence but I was still really shy. I’m okay around people I know or small groups but not large groups.
Ash took my hand and led me to his lunch table. When we arrived everyone’s head snapped up to look at us. I couldn’t help it, I blushed a bright tomato red. But I felt better when Ash gave my hand a reassuring squeeze.
“Guys I’d like you to meet my friend Liza.” He introduced, putting enfaces on the word friend.
“You two don’t look like friends.” A tall dark haired guy teased.
“Oh trust me, they’re just friends.” Said another guy, only this one was even taller, with blonde hair.
“Guys.” Asher warned, and to my surprise everyone actually shut up.
He sat down beside the blonde one and pulled me down beside him, pulling me close. Yeah, I’m sure it looked like we were just friends.
“I’m Jay, by the way.” The blonde one said and winked.
Then everyone else was introducing themselves. The dark haired one that teased Asher and I, was Jacob, and the guy beside him was Taylor his twin brother.
Sitting across from me were two guys named Jarod and Scott. They were the only ones out of the group that had girlfriends.
The girl next to Jarod was named Lucy. She was short with curly blonde hair and icy blue eyes. While the girl next to Scott was the opposite. She was tall with long straight brown hair and emerald green eyes and her name was Darla.
As I looked at the group I noticed that they were all very good looking, and all the guys were well built, but nothing in comparison to Asher.