Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
peanut_butter_mouse would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Panic?

By peanut_butter_mouse All Rights Reserved ©

Other / Romance

Prologue

Why does everyone expect to find their mate right on their birthday? I'd love to meet my mate on my birthday, sure. Doesn't everyone? That doesn't mean I have to meet them that day. And that's not what happened to me. I met them a day early. Not knowing they were my mate. Just as a passing person in a park full of tens of people.

My name's Lincoln and this is the story of my journey to find my mate that has escaped me for far too long.  


Why do all my family members expect me to be in a relationship 24/7? I'm one person, and not even all that attractive to most. Plus, I swing for the opposite team than my family thinks. Ha, but if I told them that I doubt they'd be happy. Just because I don't have an exact position in the pack does not mean that my mate doesn't matter to me. Of course (s)he will. (S)he'll be the person that's either supposed to get me to swing for the "right" team that my family expects me to like. Or he can make me the happiest and accept the part of me my family would probably hate.

I could probably end all of their judging if I just told them that I was gay. Although in my house it doesn't matter what gender you like, I mean, you'll know when you find your mate. Your other half. The only one for you. Of course they could all just be blinded by what they had been taught growing up. But of course, the perfect image of mates gone right would be my mom and dad. Completely opposite of each other, though the same views on everything. My mom can sometimes get too nosey, while my dad is always laid-back. My grandma teases my mom all the time for it. Apparently when she was in High School she had to write an essay titled "The Perfect Mate" that described all the traits she'd want in a guy.

My dad fulfills all of the traits. He can cook, he cleans, he can stand her singing. And she loves him everyday for it. There's more there of course but I'm not gonna write her long list of reasons why she loves my dad. I've tried to create a list like they describe but as soon as I write the first trait I crumple the paper up and throw it away.

The reason?

The only thing I can write is; "Must be a male."

Yeah, I'd much rather let Luna pick my mate for me. She knows what's going on in our heads. She knows our deepest desires. She knows the way to help us become stronger. She knows. I gave a soft smile as I thought that and looked up from the piece of paper I had just been staring at for the past five minutes drifting in and out of my thoughts.

I was situated in the local park. Not a lot of people from my school go here so I know it's the best place to sketch and be alone with my thoughts. I glanced around my surroundings seeing the same willow tree I've drawn hundreds of times already, sometimes with people that I don't know sitting under, sometimes I can pull some people from my imagination and draw them, but they're usually the same two people. Me and someone else.

There were people jogging, running, walking, or just talking everywhere. It's not usually this crowded so it was a little overwhelming. I don't do big crowds. The only big crowd I can handle is my pack. I have yet to find my special place in the pack so I was just considered expendable by them. Speaking of my pack a couple walked past me and by their smells they were probably from the pack. I looked around again trying to find something or someone to draw. Someone that really stood out to me. Someone like. . . him.

He was perfect. I couldn't see a fault in him from where I was sitting. I smiled and glanced down at the page ready to draw the picture already coming to life in front of my eyes and I hadn't even set my pencil on the page. I quickly sketched the outline of the fountain he was standing near, obviously waiting for the person in front of him to finish up. I found myself waiting too. My pencil at the ready. I couldn't wait to imprint his image into the page. To go back home and fill in picture with colors and to have it really come to life. That's when I noticed his eye color. It was a light blue and gray from where I could see it. I wrote myself a note of it on the bottom of the page and quickly sketched the outline of his eye, I'd only draw the outlines now, just so I wouldn't forget later, then fill in the finer details later.

As I glanced back up to get ready to draw him, the person in front of him had left and he was bending over getting ready to drink. I sketched the frame of his persons out then began to define the muscles in his arm and legs. They honestly weren't that big showing that he wasn't in a weight-lifting sport or that he does this daily. So I'm going to assume he wasn't in a sport, plus I would've seen him before if he were. It was crucial for all the pack to go to a sports game if one of the members were playing. Which meant I've been to pretty much every game. As I was defining his hamstring group, he finished. I finished his legs which were the more defined part and began on his arms. He ran right past me letting me get a good look at them before he was gone. I had already gotten the rough shape of his clothes and went extremely detailed on his hair. Noting that not one had been in place.

I snapped close my sketchbook and stretched once I had finished on the arms. I raised my arms above my head then let them flop down back to my sides. Not knowing I had just sketched the person that I had just been thinking about.

My mate. My one true love. The only one that can complete me. The one that would get me to panic the most I've ever before.



Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Clare Cormack: Fantastic read! I was gripped from the beginning. The plot twist and change of gear stops you from putting it down. I enjoyed the way the individual characters had their own chapters, reading from their own point of view - believable and identifiable. Im really excited to read the sequel and have...

catd69: Karim is a very talented writer. When I started reading his journey it took me into the book and I was in the story till the end. I've never felt this way with any other writers stories. If you want to read a gripping adventure, this will be the one book I would suggest you pick.

kwilliams: I am an avid reader, and I do mean AVID and few indie authors capture my attention the way you have. I absolutely fell in love with these characters and their story. I'm usually not a fan of the cliff hanger endings (be it a series or not), but this one made me download the Kindle app just so I c...

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

Flik: Hi! ^.^ huge fan of yours on ff.net! When I saw the note about this contest on The Way We Smile, I couldn't help but rush over here, create an account, and vote! XD Seriously love this story and would recommend it to anyone! :D best FT fanfiction out there. Amazing story, amazing concept that wa...

christylynnr5: This was beyond amazing! Its plot was so unique! It was a beautiful romance story with a mystery twist! I can't believe it ended the way it did!!!! There HAS to be a second book!! This needs to be published and made into a series!

263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...

ynez2005: I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!Though you really need to make another book,more Princesses!!! Whoooo!!!Girl Power!!!Mabey it could even be Devona's BFF???That would make it even better!!!Plus can you pleeease make Akki come back,together with Thea and Authur amd the whole family is back!Other th...

maewilde25: I am so in love with this story!!! captivated me till the very end, there wasn't a dull moment. Didn't particularly enjoy the lay out and some bits of info was missing along with how a 21 year old man amassed so much wealth that needed to be explained other than that and a few spelling errors, th...

More Recommendations

zoheusher20: What more can I say? The writing style and little details drew me into the book and for the entirety of the story I was Juliet. I felt her turmoil and emotions and every trouble or triumph as they arrived. This story was very different and had quite a few little but unexpected twists that made it...

annie08c: I really like this story, I can relate to it a lot and with how she feels, the boyfriend and the events that happened but I'm a little bit younger. It was really good plot, really liked how you stuck to the topic and you had a new title for every chapter making me guess what's going to happen. Ma...

rihannabkj2: Great story,I can hardly stop reading this novel. it shows that compassion and love can still exist after so many years between two persons. I most say well done to the Author who wrote this book. Others should read this book inorder to know that there can still be LOVE among two persons no matt...

Dessie Williams: loved the book. the plot the characters all just great.I think it's a must read. once you start this book it's hard to put down. hope it gets published....I think this book is a must read.great job!!!!

Jennifer Sibley Jannise: So, I originally read the book because my daughter asked me to. However, I read it in 2 days and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well written and thought out. If the author writes and publishes any more books, I would definitely read them.

mullikin902: Do not start reading this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Superlative! Addictive! Deliciously wicked characters you can't get enough of. Impatiently waiting for the sequel!

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.