Hair and makeup? Check. Nails painted? Check. Dress and shoes on? Check. Nauseous and tons of butterflies? Check, check, check! As I looked in the mirror I had to admit I didn’t look to shabby! Renee’s mom, Aunt Sandi, is a master at hair and makeup, both looked flawless. My mom knew clothes and my dress and shoes were perfect. My dress was a dark blue tea length dress with a sweet heart neckline, and cap sleeve. It reminded me a retro house wife on TV but it looked amazing on me if I do say so myself. I actually look like I have some curves underneath! My shoes were flats much to my mom’s dismay, I’m already nervous enough. I don’t need to worry about walking in heels on top of it! My mom was able to find suitable flats though, well as she said, ‘I suppose they will do.’
My staring at myself in the mirror was interrupted by shouts from downstairs, who could that be? Everyone had left for the party already, I was just waiting for Sam to show up. I crept to the top of the stairs to see what was going on.
“She doesn’t WANT you to escort her so you aren’t going to! End of story.” Renee shouted.
“Listen here you little twerp, just because you’re the Alphas daughters best friend doesn’t give you any right to tell me what to do. And watch who you’re speaking to! I am the lead warrior’s son and will be your Alpha someday, you need to show some respect.” Sam and his ego….
“I’ll speak to you however I want to speak to you! You are NOT my Alpha. You will never be my Alpha! Therefore I shall speak, look, and think whatever I want. And there isn’t a dang thing you can do about it!!” Uh oh now Renee was really fired up. Just as I was stepping to go stop them I heard the front door bang open.
“What’s going on here?” I wasn’t sure to worry or be thankful that Lily had shown up.
“Looks like Renee was about ready to kick Sam’s butt is what it looks like. Need some help?” And Ellie.
“Guy’s there is no need for violence. Besides, we don’t want to upset Annie on her special day.” Thank goddess Scarlet was there too, she would calm the situation down.
“Dude, you really want to get beat up by a girl? That would kill your ‘cool’ status for sure. I don’t think Alpha Rogers would appreciate it either.” Eddie is here too, why is he here? Stupid question, wherever Lily is, he is.
“Eddie’s right, Uncle Alph would be very disappointed to see one of his top warriors beaten by a girl and Aunt Lu would have my hide for getting blood on her carpet.” I could just imagine the smirk on Renee’s face.
“Have I mentioned how much I love that girl?” Nan was on team Renee for sure.
“Why you little-“ I heard Sam take a step towards Renee.
“OKAY!” Scarlet said. “Listen, Sam. Wouldn’t it be more romantic for you to lock eyes with Annie in front of everyone? Then everyone would see that you two are mates and everyone would get to see you be the next Alpha?” What was Scarlet doing?! She knew I wanted to be with Jeremy. She knew I hated Sam.
“Hmmm. I see your point. I would hate to take everyone getting to see me be chosen by the moon goddess to be Annie’s mate. Your right, I need to do it in front of everyone. Let them see me become their Alpha.” I could hug Scarlet. She knew how to play into Sam’s ego, she knew if she said the right things he would give in and let me go alone.
“But I promised Alpha Rogers I would escort Annie there, I wouldn’t want to let him down should anything happen to her.” Crap. We were so close.
“I’ll take her.” I heard Eddie speak up.
“Eddie that’s a perfect idea! Eddie and Lily are already mates so it’s the perfect solution.” Scarlet said.
“Well…. I guess it’s a good plan. Fine. I’ll see Annie at the party, make sure she looks hot for me. I need my future Luna to be able make heads turn.”
I started down the stairs after I heard the door shut, “Seriously that guy has got some nerve!”
My friends turned and broke out into smiles as they looked at me.
“Annie, you look so beautiful!” Said Ellie, the others nodded their heads in agreement.
“Thank you.” I’m sure I was 5 different shades of red right now.
“We didn’t realize how much of a jerk off Sam was Annie, I know I speak for all of us when I say we are sorry for ever pushing him onto you.” Lily apologized.
“There is no way the moon goddess has paired you with that skum….” Ellie murmured as we all headed out the door.
“She’s right Annie, I reached out to Sam’s wolf while they were arguing. There was no connection, no bond, and no spark. He’s not our mate.”