Chapter 21: Best Friend Drama
It has been a few days since Kaden and I kissed. I had been avoiding him like the plague since then. I don’t know what to think. That’s the problem.
“You love him, so why deny it?” Cassie said.
“I’m not in love with anyone.” I snapped at her.
“Sure you aren’t.” Cassie taunted. “Because that kiss meant nothing to you huh?”
I didn’t respond to her. “Leah!” I heard Maggie shout from behind me. I quickly turned around to find her running up to me.
“Yes?” I said to her.
“You need to get out of school remember?” She reminded me. I had totally forgotten that I was going to be homeschooled, well wolf schooled I guess.
“Oh, I forgot about that. So much has happened I guess it didn’t seem to matter at the time.” I told her. She smirked at me as if she knew what I was just thinking about.
Maggie put a hand on her hip. “Yeah, okay. Anyway, I’ve already filled out the papers and sent them to the school telling them about your new arrangements to say.” She then handed me a packet. “This is everything you’ll need to know about your new online school.”
Then she handed me a laptop. “Oh and this is for you to do your work on. I’d say you start working on it or else you’ll be more behind than you already are. Bye.” Maggie then walked towards the direction of the living room.
I sighed. “Might as well work on it,” I said and headed up the stairs to my room. I’d grown accompanied to having this room. I think I like it more than my old room back at Aunt Charlotte’s house.
I laid down on my stomach and opened the laptop. They must have just bought it because everything was set up like it was a brand new computer. I quickly added a password to the laptop so if someone took it they couldn’t get into it. It’s not like they could try unless they really knew me.
I logged onto the site where my online school would be taking place. I felt my phone vibrate on the bed so I picked it up. It was from Marisa.
What the hell? You’re being homeschool! The message read. I rolled my eyes. So she didn’t want to ignore me after all.
I responded to her pretty quickly saying: Yeah, pretty much. I’m already enough behind I couldn’t be behind any more than I already am so I decided to do homeschooling to catch up.
I threw my phone back down onto my bed before starting the class that I had to work on first. Math. Just my favorite subject ever, not the sarcasm. I hate math with a passion. Numbers, letters, and formulas that you have to memorize, it’s not fun.
My phone vibrated again. I sighed and picked it up looking at Marisa’s message. I’m coming over.
I froze for a moment. I’m not at Aunt Charlotte’s house. I’m at the pack house. I had to get there quickly. I put on a jacket and slipped on some shoes before racing downstairs and out the door.
“Where are you going, Leah?” Kayleigh asked me as I raced by her.
“Aunt Charlotte’s house. I’ll be back soon, hopefully before dark.” I said to her.
I ran all the way to Aunt Charlotte’s house, not stopping for a break. I unlocked the back door and ran into the living room, where I was met with Marisa waiting for me. She was tapping her foot in a pissed off mood.
“Where were you?” She asked me, glaring a little.
“In the woods,” I said to her. It wasn’t a complete lie, I was actually in the woods for a moment just not near the house.
She waved me off. “Yeah, okay.” She said. “So where were you 45 minutes ago when I came to this house? Everything looked untouched like it hadn’t been touched in weeks. Your room was a mess when you usually keep it clean and there are still dishes in the sink from like 3 weeks ago. What’s going on Alayah?”
Marisa never used my real name, always Leah, but when she did use my real name, I knew that it was never good. “I’m sorry Marisa,” I said. “I just need some time to myself, so I hadn’t been home for a bit.”
Marisa crossed her arms. “Then where were you Alayah?” She snapped.
“I was—” I began to speak when I heard the back door open.
“Alayah?” I heard Kaden’s voice through the house. He appeared in the living room and looked at me confused. “Why didn’t you tell me where you were going? You could have gotten hurt or kidnapped, again!” He said a little angry. I knew the anger wouldn’t last.
“I’m sorry Kaden. Marisa wanted to talk to me.” I said to him emphasizing Marisa’s name to tell him that she is here. He glanced over my shoulder and saw Marisa was sitting down on the living room couch.
“Oh,” was all he said.
Marisa began to speak once more. “You were kidnapped!” She shouted at me. “And you didn’t tell me!”
I tried to calm her down, but she knocked my hand off of her shoulder. “I’m sorry Marisa,” I told her. “Please forgive me.” I implored. She glared me at me so hard that I wanted to die right then and there.
“Why on earth should I forgive you? You lied to me. You don’t tell me where you are. All of the sudden you fucking drop out of school without a call or text. I want an explanation now Alayah!”
I heard Kaden let out a growl behind me, but I gave him a quick look saying he better stop or I will do something he’ll regret.
“Can I tell her Kaden?” I asked him through our mind link.
“Alayah, it’s against the rules. No matter what pack you are from you must not tell a human what you are.” He replied. “I’m sorry,”
I looked at Marisa with sadness in my eyes. “I can’t tell you why Marisa. You are just going to have to trust me.” I said to her. She looked at me stoic. No emotion was inside her.
“Alayah.” She spoke calmly before coming up and slapping me across the face. Let me tell you, that hurt like a son of a bitch.
I looked at her, glaring. “What the fucking hell Marisa!” I said yelling at her.
“I thought you’d tell me when you were ready. I already know what you are Alayah. I’m not fucking stupid. Tell your fucking Alpha to knock it off with the growling before I really give him something to growl at.” Marisa shouted.
I looked at her in shock. “You knew this whole time and you didn’t tell me.” I snapped. She looked at me as if I was the one to be blamed.
“I promised your aunt that I wouldn’t tell you anything if you didn’t shift by your 13th birthday. I kept that promise because I had a feeling you wouldn’t ever shift. That’s why I didn’t tell you!” She said.
I growled at her. I was about to run at her when I felt strong warm arms hold me back. “Alayah, stop this right now,” Kaden said.
“No, she deserves what’s coming to her,” I growled at him, fighting to get out of his grasp.
“Like hell, I’m going to let you get yourself hurt.” He growled back at me.
Marisa walked right up to me. “Just go back to your fucking pack, Alayah. It wasn’t nice knowing you.” She said before spinning around and heading towards the door.
“Oh, and Alpha Bates,” Marisa said catching mine and his attention. “Keep you mate on a leash. Don’t forget the conference is coming up soon. Don’t want this one running wild.”
Marisa left after that. I spun around in Kaden’s arms. “What is she talking about Kaden?” I questioned him.
“She is talking about a conference that all the packs in the United States attended to discuss the pack laws. It’s in two days.” He said.
“And when were you going to tell me this?” I said to him.
“I was going to tell you today, but you disappeared on me and then I found you here.”
I sighed. “Is Marisa a werewolf?” I asked him.
“Yes, but she is just like you. Half wolf, half human.” He responded.
“Ugh! Werewolf drama.” I said. Wait. “How come she doesn’t smell like a werewolf?”
Kaden laughed and grabbed my hand. ” She doesn’t smell like one because she put a special type of perfume on to mask her sent. A lot of female wolves do if they are in unfamiliar territory. Now let’s get back home. We can talk more about this there.” He said. I nodded my head and we left Aunt Charlotte’s house. I’m going to have to make sure some of these rules are changed.
For the better.