Time Permitting

All Rights Reserved ©


Jacqueline can control time. For the majority of her life, she assumed that she was the only person on the planet with this ability. She's about to learn that she's so very wrong. "You interrupted my studying," he growled quietly and I blinked. "I didn't mean to," I whispered, apologetically. There was something meaningful, hinting, behind his words. For a second I wondered if he knew I reset time, but the thought left as quickly as it came because no one had ever caught it before, and I doubted anyone ever would. He stared at me again, rather intensely with his eyebrow twitching, and I looked away, afraid I'd had some weird mark on my face or something.

Romance / Scifi
Age Rating:

Chapter 1

“Are you ready?” Gwen asked, walking next to me. I looked up, caught off guard at the sound of her voice and then matched her pace. We walked outside of the school building, ignoring the restless students who swam past us and jumped onto the buses.

I looked at her, and met her questioning eyes. “Uh, yeah,” I said, unsure what she asked. She linked her arm around mine, which was irritating and awkward because my hands were full.

Either way, I attempted to set my head on her shoulder, but it didn’t work because she was too short.

“Well, I’m not,” she said loudly, as if the words were bits that she had to spit out. I let out a long sigh next to her, trying to sound interested, and slid my cellphone into my sweatshirt. We climbed onto the bus. “Urgh, yesterday Mr. Gee gave us the worst project-” she hissed. She rambled on aggressively into my ear until I sat down, pulling her in with me. “I can’t believe I signed up for this.”

“I thought you did it for me,” I said, turning to face her. “I’m getting out of class, and you get out of class with me. That was the deal.”

“Yeah, but this college has nothing for me. None of my intended majors.”

“That’s not why we’re going,” I repeated. “It doesn’t matter.”

Gwen’s face fell flat, and I could hear her thinking, “You’re so annoying.”

I shook my head and rolled my eyes. “Doesn’t matter,” I grumbled. We were silent for a second as Gwen pulled out her purse, and then pulled out everything, throwing it on my lap until she found her phone and earbuds. She offered me one, and then started to hastily put everything back in her bag.

Mentally, I groaned. But on the outside, I politely declined her offer.

She held it out to me again. “Sure?” I nodded. Gwen huffed, offended, and I rolled my eyes again.

We rode the rest of the way silent. I had eventually pulled out my own phone and earbuds as well, and listened to music.

When we arrived at the college, we all filed out of the bus neatly. Gwen stood up and blocked people, waiting for me-which I took my time, not caring about making it off the bus. It got me a few glares, but I didn’t care about those people.

We were filed into an auditorium almost as big as our two gyms combined, and a person stood on a stage with a tiny micro phone. “Hello?” the person called.

“Hello,” the crowd moaned back.

The woman on the stage smiled, and began to talk more, introducing herself, and explaining the college. It didn’t take much for me to fall asleep. I woke to the sound of someone standing up, and looked up at Gwen.

“Jay,” she scolded, kicking at me. I kicked out my feet to avoid hers and shot up. I patted myself down quickly to make sure I had everything, and followed her out of the auditorium.

“Wonderful speech,” I muttered. “I loved it. It was so engaging,” I mumbled again.

“Shut up,” Gwen snapped. “You’re embarrassing me.”

“Beautiful speech,” I insisted. “Hung onto every word.” Gwen shot a glared at me, but snickered at the sight of me. I could literally feel how my hair was a mess, and crust around my eyes. I sighed, and rubbed my eyes with my fingers, flicking out the sleepiness. “Didn’t get to sleep til five.”

“Five?” Gwen retorted obnoxiously.

I groaned and nodded. “I got caught up in the, uh, writing I was doing. And I was reading this book...”

Gwen just stared at me, and then kept walking. Finally, I looked around. “Where are we going?” We pushed the door open to the outside, and I watched my peers break away and walk to different buildings.

“People are going to their majors.”

“Is that so?” I asked, my voice flat.

Gwen huffed. “Yes. There are presentations in different buildings.”

“That makes more sense,” I said. “Where are we going?”

“Not to any of those,” Gwen muttered. “They have a cool hangout here on campus, let’s just go there.”

“Lead the way,” I said. “I’m not here for college.”

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Sharon Hart: So far the the book is very interesting and I can put myself into the story some times the grammar bothers me but for the most part it’s all good

Nancy Cain: An amazingly intriguing story and I absolutely loved each character and heart-stopping situation! Not even mentioning the hilarious banana 😂😂😂😂! Can not wait to see where this goes? Thank you for sharing your writing with us!

Cypress McCarta: I was hooked, i love this story. Well done 👍👏

Tina Figueroa: I love everything,and there are no words to describe how amazing this book is.Please you have to read the series,I did an it was so worth it

Faith: Different than what um use to, but I enjoyed it. Kinda surprised me a gay couple wanted a girl to join though. I really did enjoy it though

Maryke Le Roux: Awesome story thank you so much for the story

Joanna Shenfield: This is a beautiful story. You a wonderful author. Thank you for the ride of Brendon and Katie. 💓

Maryke Le Roux: Awesome story thank you so much for the story

Sandra Bennett: I am so happy to Discoverer that the Alpha has at last found his mate, the series of books are getting more and more intense, I shall be sad when I have finished them

More Recommendations

Sandra Bennett: I am so gripped with this book series. I am so intrigued to find out whose fated mate will be for the brothers and their friends

Jennifer Leigh Anne Ciliska: Loved it!! Great read!! Thank you for sharing your story with me

fig: Did the first one justice lol absolutely nothing I didn't like definitely recommending to anyone that'll listen

franciflemin : I have read many Shifter stories and I have to say that this series was amazing. Can't wait for book 14.

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.