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I stood in front of my floor length mirror as I shot a disgusted look at my reflection, wondering why I had to be so fat. Okay, I guess I didn’t have to be so fat. It’s not my fault I liked my food though. Sue me. Being a werewolf I probably should have been fit, but I wasn’t and all the other weres teased me because of that. I couldn’t wait to find my mate, though. My older brother by a few minutes, Alex, told me that when I found my mate he wouldn’t care about my appearance. That no matter what he would love me for who I was. Boy, was he wrong. I playback the memories from today, trying to stop my silent tears.
I walked through the halls of the school, ignoring the glares of hatred and the whispers.
“God, she’s such a fat pig.”
“I feel sorry for the person who has to be her mate.”
“Go back to your pig pen.”
I kept walking. I looked down at the black ballet flats I was wearing and ended up bumping into someone. The slight touch sent tingles through my body and I ignored the pain in my bum from falling.
Looking up through my thick lashes I see my brothers best friend, Cade.
>Mate< My wolf tells me. As soon as I realise what it’s telling me I feel like doing a happy dance. Cade was my mate! He was next in line to be Alpha for his pack. My fathers ally pack. I’d had a crush on him for forever. He was only a year older than me. For a moment we just stare at each other. Cade seems to just… space out for a second, but then his gorgeous face turns into a scowl.
“Watch it, bitch.”
“Huh?” I ask, confused. I don’t know why he was being so mean to me, didn’t he feel what I felt? “You’re my mate. You felt it didn’t you?”
Something flashes in his eyes, but he’s quick to hide it before I can decifer what it is. “What are you talking about slut? I know you have a crush on me, but saying were mates so I’ll get in your pants… that’s low.”
I gasp, shocked at how he was treating me. “Even if you were my mate it wouldnt matter becuase I would reject you anyway. Who wants a fat, ugly, lazy, immature girl as a mate?”
I try to hold back the tears. Pushing off the floor I rush past him, ignoring the sparks that shoot up my arm at the contact, and speed walk to my next class, wiping away my pooling tears.
It was lunch and I was sitting with my friends. Avery, Alyssa and Tammy. They were my only friends and accepted me for who I was, like my mate should. They also stood upfor me and for that I was grateful, but even that doesn’t stop the words from hurting. Nothing could. I was sitting with my head in my hands when I felt the tingles running through my body.
“I need to speak to Scarlett.” His deep, sexy voice told my friends. They simply nodded, they didn’t want to mess with the Alpha. Yeah, my mate was also the Alpha and the biggest player on the centre of the earth. Cade grabs my arm and pulls me out of the cafeteria and into an empty classroom.
“Listen up, fat pig, because I’m only going to say this once.” He begins harshly. “I reject you. I reject you because you fatter than a pig. You’re lazy. But most of all, why would I want an ugly mate when I can have any girl I want. You’re pathetic. Get out of my way.” He pushes past me and out of the classroom. I feel my heart break into a million pieces.
Ditching my last classes I hop into my old beaten car and drive home like the hounds of hell are chasing me. When I get home I get my duffel bag and fill it with all the things I need. Money, clothes, and my precious possessions.
Turning away from the mirror I walk downstairs. I’d already put my duffel downstairs, ready to leave. I had about 45 minutes until the pack would start coming back. I head into the kitchen and grab a piece of paper and a pen and begin writing.
Mum, Dad... Alex, I’m sorry that I’m leaving you. But, I’m sick of putting up with everyone teasing me about how fat I am and how ugly I am. I don’t know how long I’ll be gone. Maybe forever. But, know that I love you, no matter what. I’m sorry I can’t stay, but something happened today that sent everything in the wrong direction. I found my mate, but he rejected me. It’s not your fault i’m leaving. I’m just sick of Alex’s friends and everyone at school bullying me, including Cade.
Love you, always, Scar. Xoxo.
I let the note fall onto the table and I pick up my stuff and leave. I run into the woods and after a while I go behind a tree and pull my clothes off, packing them into my duffel, before shifting into my white wolf and bounding into the trees with my duffel bag in my jaws.
My paws pounded on the ground as I ran. As I ran away from my home. Away from my family. Away from the old me. I silently promise myself that I would change. Not for him, but for me. No longer would I be the shy, fat, ugly pig. I would be the confident, new and improved Scarlett Rose Maxwell.
263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...
bhodges11: I like the concept of the story, but there were things that I felt could use more detail. I like the back stories created, but was left wanting more from parts of the story. I like the cadence of the author's writing style - it was a very easy, enjoyable read. I felt like it ended on, not a cliff...
Alex Rushmer: Chapter One: Not much is happening in this chapter, but I was absolutely fascinated by the depth of your character development. I love how you just sat there with the reader and explored Eddward. Usually, that sort of thing gets boring very fast, but this was actually really cool! He's so unique ...
catd69: Karim is a very talented writer. When I started reading his journey it took me into the book and I was in the story till the end. I've never felt this way with any other writers stories. If you want to read a gripping adventure, this will be the one book I would suggest you pick.
A.O. Chika: I loved the storyline. The characters, the settings, and the overall plot was great. I love how it started sweet in the beginning and then the angst set in. I did feel like the author writing style could use a bit of change as the book reads more like a YA novel than an Adult novel (I.e grown up ...
genlynne2379: I read the other review of this book and I must say that I disagree with it wholeheartedly. I do not believe the author put the apostrophes in the names just to be unique, but because the characters are supposedly of a different race than humans. They are Anmah. They should have different names a...
ynez2005: I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!Though you really need to make another book,more Princesses!!! Whoooo!!!Girl Power!!!Mabey it could even be Devona's BFF???That would make it even better!!!Plus can you pleeease make Akki come back,together with Thea and Authur amd the whole family is back!Other th...
annie08c: I really like this story, I can relate to it a lot and with how she feels, the boyfriend and the events that happened but I'm a little bit younger. It was really good plot, really liked how you stuck to the topic and you had a new title for every chapter making me guess what's going to happen. Ma...
mullikin902: Do not start reading this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Superlative! Addictive! Deliciously wicked characters you can't get enough of. Impatiently waiting for the sequel!
nikmariecav: I loved reading this book! I was hooked from the moment I started reading. It took me a day to read the whole thing but I didn't want to stop reading. The way the paragraphs were broken up made it at times hard to read and know what was going on. Other than that I loved the plot and the character...
Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...
Diana123: Wow! This story is very emotional to begin with. And then it is also exciting, interesting and amazing. There are so many moment and situations in this story that really moved me and made me want to cry (to begin with – the story about little Norm not knowing what a hug is, then the death of his ...