Everlasting: Book 1

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Chapter 17

I said that Lucas could come over, so now he’s here on my couch watching a movie with me. It’s not a date, just a hangout.

“So how are you?” I ask.

“I’m good. How are you?” He says.

“I’m ok.”

“Oh no. What happened?” he asks reading my expression.

“I was attacked by a guy in a ski mask.” I answer.

“What! And I didn’t know about this!?” He says.

“I was going to tell you, it’s just…” I trail off.

“It’s ok. You did now, and that’s all that matters.” he says, tracing my lips with his finger, and scooting closer to me. I rest my head on his shoulder and blow out a sigh I’ve been keeping in forever.

“So what movie do you want to watch?” I ask Lucas.

“Um, what about Oceans 8?” He suggests.

“Sure.” I agree. Halfway through the movie I’m asleep.

***

“Wakey wakey.” Lucas says shaking me awake.

“Huh?” I asked groggily.

“It’s 1:00, you fell asleep halfway through the movie.” He explains. He puts a blanket over me and kisses my mouth softly, sending light chills down my spine.

“I’m going home. See you soon.” He says, and then he’s gone replaced by a Sandy blond wolf.

The last thing I see before I fall into a deep dark sleep is of Lucas bounding out the front door as fast as ever with a bone in his mouth. If I hadn’t been so tired I would have laughed out loud.

Instead I felt as though a thousand bricks had been pushed on top of me.

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