Chapter 20: Sickness & Kisses
It’s been about a week since Kaden and the rest of the pack rescued me from Meria. I had done nothing but thank them every chance I get.
I slowly rose from my bed. Once my bare feet hit the hardwood floor I quickly yanked them back up from the coldness. “It is getting colder outside. It’s almost December.” I muttered to myself.
I quickly threw on some socks to keep my feet warm. I put on one of Kaden’s hoodies that he had left in here one day. It was huge on me, but it was really comfortable.
“You are in love.” Cassie sighed. I rolled my eyes.
“Yeah, right,” I told her sarcastically. I headed downstairs to get me something to eat. I walked into the kitchen and about jumped out of my skin when a cool wind hit me. “What the hell?”
I crossed my arms around me, trying to keep myself warm. “What’s wrong Luna?” a guy I didn’t know asked me.
“Why is it so cold in here?” I asked as I looked around in the cabinets for a bowl to make some cereal.
“It’s not cold in here Luna. It’s like 72 degrees. Same as always.” He said to me. I looked at him confused.
“Then why am I so cold?” I shivered.
The man shrugged his shoulders. “I don’t know Luna. Would you like me to go get the Alpha for you?”
“Yes, please,” I said. He nodded his head then left the room. “Ugh! Why can’t I find a bowl in this entire kitchen!”
There was one cabinet I couldn’t reach so I climbed up onto the counter and looked inside. There inside was the bowls. “Finally!”
“Luna?” the man from earlier voice rang in my ear. I spun around which almost caused me to fall, but luckily I caught myself.
“Yes?” I asked.
“Alpha is in a meeting at the moment.” He responded.
I hopped off the counter. “Where is he?” I demanded.
“He is two houses down, near the playground.” the man said.
“Thank you,” I said before marching outside without grabbing a coat so it made me even colder than I already was.
I swung open the door that I thought where the meeting was and lucky I was right.
“Alayah?” Kaden’s voice popped out.
“I’ve been looking for you,” I said leaning against the wall for support. I was feeling light headed all the sudden.
Kaden came over to me and looked at me confused. “What’s wrong?” He asked.
“Why is it so cold inside the pack house and in here apparently,” I asked him. He looked at me confused.
“Alayah, it’s always 72 degrees in the buildings.” He told me.
“What? Then why am I so cold and why do I feel as if I’m going to pass out any moment?” I asked him.
He looked at me worriedly. “We need to get you to the pack doctor, now.” Kaden swiftly picked me up bridal style and quickly we arrived at the pack doctor.
“Jake, something is wrong with Alayah,” Kaden said as he placed me down on the hospital bed.
Jake was at my side in seconds. “What’s wrong?” He asked worriedly.
“I am fucking cold and I’m really light headed,” I said covering up with the blankets around me, but I still couldn’t stay warm.
Jake put his hand on my forehead. “Leah, you are burning up.” He commented before sticking a thermometer into my mouth to check my temperature. “You have a 106-degree fever. That’s not good.” He said.
I thought Kaden was going to punch Jake for a moment. “Wait, I thought werewolves couldn’t get sick?” I said remembering what Eden told me last week.
“We can’t, but you aren’t fully a werewolf either Leah. You are also part human.” Jake explained.
“Ugh! I was liking the idea of never getting sick.” I sighed.
“Leah, you are going to need to rest. Stay warm and for goodness sake don’t go out in that cold weather after you are taken back to the pack house. We don’t need this to get any worse than it already is.” Jake said.
I coughed a bit. “Fine,” I said. I look over at Kaden. “Carry me,” I said. He picked me up the same way he had carried me in.
“Thanks, Jake,” Kaden said.
“No problem. Keep her warm and out of the cold Alpha.” Jake called.
Kaden just nodded his head before exiting the doctor and ran back towards the pack house and up the stairs. I had to hang on for dear life because the way he was running I felt as if I needed to puke.
“Kaden if you don’t set me down I’m going to puke,” I said.
He did as I said. I quickly got under the bed sheets and made sure they were all wrapped around me. Kaden laid down beside me.
“You don’t have to stay,” I told him.
He let out a chuckle. “Who else is supposed to keep you warm?” He said. I smiled at what he said.
“Don’t leave until I’m better,” I said to him. He laughed before wrapping his arms around me.
“Wasn’t planning on it, baby.” He whispered. I laughed when he said that. “Get some sleep Alayah.”
I nodded my head. “Sweet dreams,” I said. I closed my eyes and I felt Kaden’s lips kiss my forehead. I tried my best to keep calm and not blush like a tomato.
“Told you that you were in love,” Cassie said.
“Sweet dreams Alayah,”
I opened my eyes and let them come into focus. I noticed it was dark outside. I roll over and glance at the clock on the nightstand. It read: 9:52 pm. I rolled back over into something solid. “What are you doing Alayah?” Kaden’s voice whispered in my ear.
I jumped when I realized it was him beside me. “I just woke up,” I managed to get out.
A loud clap of thunder burst through the air which caused me to jump. I’ve never like thunderstorms, not now, not ever.
I crawled under the blankets to try and stay calm. “Alayah?” Kaden said a little amused at what I had just done.
“I hate thunderstorms and why is it still so cold in here? It feels worse than it did before!” I said wrapping myself up, but I let my head pop out.
Kaden pulled me to his chest and I practically bathed in the warmth radiating off of him. “How on earth are you so warm?” I asked him. He let out a small laugh.
“Because us werewolves are always warm.” He said gently rubbing his fingers through my hair.
“Well, lucky you,” I muttered. I let out another yawn.
“Looks like you still need some sleep,” Kaden said. I shook my head.
“I’m too tired to sleep anymore,” I complained. I got up off the bed and dragged the blanket with me down the stairs. Since I’m up, I might as well go do something.
I finally hit the living room and when I did I rushed over to the couch and laid myself on it. Kaden had followed behind me and looked at me amused. “What?” I questioned.
“Nothing,” He said. I didn’t bother fighting back. I grabbed the remote and turned on the tv. I flipped through the channels until one of my favorite movies, The Notebook, came on.
“Yes! This is my favorite movie!” I said turning the volume up. I heard Kaden sigh in annoyance. I looked over at him. “Do we have a problem here mister?” I said to him.
“No problems over here.” He said beside me. I gave him a small smile before returning my eyes back to the movie. I may not be a total girly girl, but I do happen to love this movie. It really gets me for some reason.
I sat up, ready to cry at any moment. “Please tell me you aren’t going to cry,” Kaden said.
“I can’t help it! He just left her!” I said as tears fell down the side of my face. Kaden sighed and pulled me into a hug.
“Calm down Alayah. It’s just a movie.” He said to me. I gave him a look that said he better shut up or receive the consequences. He didn’t say another word, he just held me as I watched the movie.
Soon enough I started to fall asleep again. “Alayah?” Kaden said my name. I looked up at him.
“Yeah?” I said not taking my eyes off of his.
“Get some sleep.” He said. I nodded my head and laid it back down on his chest. Just then a question came to my mind about the meeting he was at earlier and why wasn’t I at it. I leaned my head up to face him, but he had appeared to be leaning down to kiss my forehead, but since I looked up, his lips crashed onto mine.
Neither one of us pulled away. Sparks flew and fireworks were set off. His lips fit perfectly on mine as if they were created just for me. My hands ran through his hair as his ran down my sides. With every moment that passed by the kiss got more and more heated.
Slowly Kaden pulled his lips away from mine. I was already missing the feeling of them. “Alayah, we can’t.” He said catching his breath. My forehead was leaning against his.
I pouted. “What if I want too?” I whispered.
He let out a small chuckle then kissed my forehead. “When you are ready, we’ll both know.” He said. I nodded my head and snuggled into his chest.
“Good night Kaden,” I said closing my eyes.
“Good night baby.”