Chapter 8: School!
When I opened my eyes I found myself laying down on a couch in what I assume is the living room. I looked around, taking in everything. In front of the couch was a flat-screen TV and below it was a small fireplace that was lit up.
To my left was a simple chair and in between the armchair and the couch was an end table. Same with the right side of the room. Below was a soft fur rug. I reached down to touch it, but I ended up falling off the couch, hitting the ground hard. “Ouch!” I squeaked out.
Another door that leads to another undiscovered room opened up. Kayleigh popped into the room. “Are you okay Leah?” She asked and helped me up.
“Yes, I’m fine, all I did was fall. By the way, what time is it?” I asked.
“Around 10:30 in the morning,” Kayleigh replied. I thought for about a moment about what I wanted to ask next. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks.
“Kayleigh, what day is it?” I quickly asked. She looked at me confused.
“It’s Monday, why?” She asked me, curious of why I just asked that.
I began to panic. “Shit!” I cried out scrambling to my feet. “I’ve got school today!” I shouted. “I need to go home and go.” I ran in the direction of what I thought where the front door might be.
Finally, I find the door and take off running towards the direction of Aunt Charlotte’s house. I jumped over large tree roots sticking out of the ground and whizzed by trees and bushes. I saw the same tree that I had been walking across for years. “Leah go back!” Cassie shouted.
“No, I can’t! I’m already late for school and I can’t miss another day or they will fail me!” I shouted back to her. I finally reach my backyard. I noticed Aunt Charlotte’s car wasn’t in the driveway. Good, she’ll never know I was here.
I used the key around the chain on my neck to open the back door. I turn through the house and into my room. It was now 10:50 according to the clock sitting on my chestnut brown dresser. Quickly I flew into my closet and picked out a simple white tee-shirt with a blue flannel to throw over it. Then I pick out a pair of black ripped leggings and my white converse.
I got into the bathroom and take about a 10 minutes shower before I get out. I dried my dark brown hair until it’s silky soft. I put on the clothes I picked out and took a look in the full-length mirror hanging on the back door.
After looking at myself I applied some basic makeup, like mascara, eyeliner, and pink lip gloss. I took one more last look before I left the bathroom and go back into my room.
I grabbed my bookbag and I glanced at the clock once more. 11:20. I can make it there before noon if I run.
I had to get there quickly so I wouldn’t be any later than I already am. I ran. I reached the school within 10 minutes. It usually took me 25 minutes to walk there. Being what I am now helped a lot in that department.
I didn’t bother going to the main office, I know my teacher, Mrs. Hamilton will tell them of my appearance. I swing into Mrs. Hamilton’s classroom. “I’m sorry Mrs. Hamilton that I’m late,” I told her as I took my seat.
“Why are you late Alayah?” She asked. I quickly made up a lie on the spot.
“I overslept because I stayed up to late last night.”
She narrowed her bright green eyes at me as if she was trying to figure out if I was lying or not, I mean I was lying but she didn’t need to know that.
“Take out your notebook Alayah and get started copying the remaining notes.” Mrs. Hamilton said returning back to teaching.
I let out a breath of relief, thank goodness she didn’t suspect anything. I did as I was told and for the last 20 minutes of that class I copied down notes.
A knock came at the door. “Who is it now?” Mrs. Hamilton complained and went to open the door. The secretary, Ms. Greene, came in. “I need Alayah Kennedy to come with me please.” She said.
Mrs. Hamilton turns and glared at me. “That’s fine. Go Alayah,” she said.
I gathered my things and took them with me. I followed Ms. Greene to the office. “There are a few people here wanting to see you.” She said before we entered the office.
Who would want to see me? As I walked in I saw people who I was never expecting to see in a school.
“Here she is and can you do your business out in the hallway please.” Ms. Greene said. Wow, some school, who lets students go in the hallway with complete strangers. Well, they aren’t complete strangers to me, but to her they are.
“Thanks,” Kaden said and grabbed my arm and gently pulled me out into the hallway. “Can’t leave you alone for two minutes can we?”
I glared at him. “What are you doing here?” I hissed at him. He glared right back at me.
“Very good question, but that’s a question you have to answer. Why are you here?” Kaden snapped back.
“I asked you first.”
Kaden rolled his eyes. “I’m here looking for you. Now it’s your turn. Why are you here?” Kaden said repeating his question.
I sighed. “First of all, there is this thing called school. You know, most teenagers go there and learn new things. Seconded of all, I’m 16 so it’s required by law that I’m at school.” I snapped back at him.
Kyle, who was standing off to the side with Kayleigh, looked at me surprised. “Your 16?” He said to me.
“Yes, you have a problem with that?” I said turning to look at him.
“No, but most wolves don’t find their mate until at least 20 years old. Kaden is 21 so I understand his reason but you’re only 16.” He explained. Wait a minute, Kaden is 21!
I turned back to face Kaden. “And you didn’t tell me any of this why?” I asked him impatiently.
“You never asked Ms. I-have-a-million-questions.” He said to me. I heard the bell ring signaling the end of 3rd period.
“Look I have to get to class, I’ll talk to you guys later,” I said to them. They didn’t move an inch. “Go,” I said once more.
Kaden walked up to me, closer than he already was. “We are not leaving until I know that you’re safe here.” He corrected me. I threw my hands up in the air.
I was about to respond when I felt someone tap me on the shoulder. Turning around I see Marisa, one of my best friends. “Aren’t you going to introduce me to your new friends Leah? Like seriously, you just like disappeared over the weekend!” She said.
“I’m sorry Marisa, something just came up,” I told her. She looked behind me at Kayleigh, Kyle, and Kaden.
“Who are they?” She asked.
“No one,” I said quickly. She looked at me as if to say I-will-seriously-kill-you-if-you-don’t-tell-me.
I sighed. “That is Kyle,” I said pointing to him. “Kayleigh,” I pointed to her, she waved at Marisa. “and this is Kaden,” I said introducing him last.
“Okay now that I know you, people, why are you in our school? Are you like her bodyguards or something because you are way too old to be in high school.” Marisa said to them.
She mainly stared at Kaden. I didn’t like that one bit. “Oh and is Mr. Dreamboat right here single cause let me just say he is—” I cut her off by cover her mouth with my hand.
She licked my hand which caused me to bounce back right into Kaden. “Ew, why!” I said to her.
“Because you didn’t let me finish talking!” She snapped.
“Fine, no he isn’t single,” I said the words before I knew what I was saying. All four of them looked at me. Kaden looked at me especially, a hint of some emotion showing through that cold hard stare he always gives, but I wasn’t sure which emotion.
Marisa smirked at me. “Then who is he with?” She asked.
I didn’t know what to say to that. I felt someone swing their arm around me, crossing over my chest, obviously, it was Kaden. “She is with me.” He said.