The Unexpected Mate

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Chapter 9

As I sat in English I once again could not focus, I kept sneaking peeks at Troy. Why is he all of a sudden talking to me? And now he likes me? And is it a “like like” or a “she’s cool like”? Does it matter? Yes, to me it does. I’ve never been the on the receiving end of those type of feelings. I’ve had those feelings, for Jeremy but they are not mutual feelings. It would be nice to actually have someone like me, spend time with me, and want to be around me. I could definitely get used to staring at those eyes, and listening to that laugh…… Wait. What am I even thinking?! Tomorrow is my birthday. My 18thbirthday. Tomorrow I will hopefully find my mate! I can’t be day dreaming about Troy, he’s human! I mean don’t get me wrong, werewolves have had human mates in the past but it’s not a very common thing. No I need to stop thinking about him, I mean I don’t even know his last name for goodness sake! I mean, one more look wouldn’t be bad right?

It was as if he knew I was getting ready to look because when I went to sneak one last peak I was met with those eyes, then a quick wink, a smirk, and his attention was back on the teacher. You know, day dreaming of him for the rest of the day wouldn’t hurt anything.

The girls came over after school to help me prep for tomorrow, I didn’t understand what I needed to “prep” for but I was always up for spending some time with them. I was now however regretting agreeing to this prep work.

“OOOWWWEEEE!!!!!!!! Lily is this necessary?!” She had just finished ripping off the warm strip of wax she had applied to my leg. I think my dad needs to add this to the line of torture that they use on rogues when they find them.

“What do you mean ‘is this necessary’? Of course it is! I can’t believe you haven’t done this already. Honestly, what would you do without us?” Well I wouldn’t be yelling in pain and trying to wipe the tears that sprang to my eyes from the pain.

Ellie leaned over my other leg with another strip of wax, “Whoa! Hold it right there lady, I’ll stick to a razor thank you.” Ellie looked at me and started to laugh, “Annie, everyone knows that waxing last longer, so woman up and deal with it!” With that Ellie applied the wax and ripped it back off, I’m pretty sure she took flesh off with it.

Scarlet, being the sweetest person I know, and right now my favorite because she is not torturing me, asked “Are you nervous about tomorrow?”

Am I nervous? It’s only the biggest day of my life, nah not nervous at all.

“Yeah, I am.”

“Awe you’re going to be fine! We will all be there for you to support you, no matter what happens.”

“Like when she falls in love with Sam??” Renee had returned from her raid of the kitchen with an assortment of junk food.

“Annie and Sam, sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-“ Sang Lily and Ellie.

“I am not going to fall in love with Sam! It’s bad enough my dad is forcing him on me, I don’t need my best friends doing it too! I don’t know who my mate will be, no one does! But I would really appreciate it if everyone would stop pushing Sam!” That quieted the girls, for me to have an outburst is rare.

“Annie, we’re sorry.” Scarlet reached over and squeezed my hand.

“Yeah we don’t mean anything by it, honest.” Ellie nodded in agreement with Lily.

“We know how you feel about the whole situation, with Jeremy and Sam. We should be more considerate about your feelings. Especially me, I’m sorry Annie.” I could tell Renee really meant it, and I could see the apologetic looks on the girl’s faces. It was hard to stay mad at them.

“It’s alright, I’m sorry for yelling like I did. I think this whole thing is just getting to me…..”

“Well you know how to fix that right?! Mani/Pedis and junk food!!” Leave it to Renee to know how to turn the situation around and put me at ease.

As the girls start picking colors for their nails I look at all of them and realize how lucky I am to have these girls in my life. They may drive me nuts somedays, but I really don’t know what I would do without them.

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