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Chapter 11: Shadow – Part 2/3

I opened the stall door, letting him back in, then closed and locked it.

Rose rushed to my side. “Are you ok?” She blurted out.

I chuckled. “Yes, I am fine,” I told her; even though Mira could have ripped my throat out, I had felt safe with Shadow around.

Her eyes held regret. “I am so sorry about that. Mira is an absolute bitch, and she thinks that Damon belongs to her, but he has made it clear to her that he isn’t. However, she won’t give up.”

I sighed. “I don’t understand why she dislikes me so much; I just met her in the house with Damon, and she doesn’t even know me.” I shrugged.

She pursed her lips. “It’s because you are human and the fact that you have the Alpha’s attention. So don’t let her get to you; ignore her.” She smiled reassuringly.

I tore my gaze from Shadow and looked to Rose, fidgeting with my hands. “I hate to ask, but would you take me back to the main house? I think I’ve had enough venturing for now.” I sadly admitted. After that encounter with Mira, I didn’t want to be out here anymore, not without Damon.

The corner of her lip pulled back, and she pursed her lips. “Of course I will. Come on.” She said softly.

We left the barn, and it was a bit of a struggle to do so, as I could hear Shadow in the background neighing sadly, and it made me want to stay with him, but I would come back to see him soon.

As we neared the house, Rose stopped and looked at me, a worried expression on her face. “Umm, Amelia, can we please keep that incident between us? The Alpha would have my head if he found out about it and that I let it get out of hand.” She said shakily.

I could tell she was scared, mainly at the idea of Damon finding out. “Yes, of course, it stays between us.” I smiled, assuring her that I wouldn’t tell him anything about what happened.

She exhaled heavily, then pulled me into a suffocating hug. “Thank you. I appreciate that.”

I was surprised at first by her hug but quickly regained myself and hugged her back. “You’re welcome.”

She released me, and we continued to the house. As we approached the front of the house, a tall, blonde female skipped out of the front door, smiling brightly, as she clung onto Damon’s arm, who was Laughing heartedly. Suddenly, I wanted to go back to the barn and be away from here, but I swallowed my fear and continued to the house, hoping to avoid the pair. Damon noticed me and smiled, the girl who was still clinging to his arm took notice of Damon looking my way, and she glanced between the two of us, then a smile appeared on her face, but then she sniffed the air, and her eyes widened.

She stopped in her tracks and looked up to Damon, scowling, “Why is there a human here, Damon?” She demanded to know.

We were only a few feet from them now, and the woman was glaring at me, looking like she was ready to pounce.

Damon looked down at her. “I will explain everything later. In the meantime, Samantha, this is Amelia and Amelia, this is Samantha, my sister.” Damon casually introduced us.

I extended my hand out in a friendly manner. “It’s nice to meet you,” I said, smiling.

Samantha wrinkled her nose at my extended hand and just gave me a fake smile “Yea, you too.” However, the venom in her tone made it clear that she did not like me.

I let my hand drop to my side, and my smile died; it was starting to become more and more apparent, every day that I was out of my element by being here, that I wasn’t welcomed here. So I decided it was time for me to go inside and get away from this awkward situation.

I looked at Rose. “Thank you for helping me to find my way back, I really appreciate it, and hopefully, we can hang out again.” I was glad to have met Rose; she was one of the few people here who enjoyed my company, I think.

She smiled brightly. “It was my pleasure, Amelia, and yes, that would be lovely. I can always use an extra set of hands at the barn.” She hinted to me. I chuckled, thinking of Shadow and how much of a handful he must be at times.

Rose bowed to Damon and his sister, then waved goodbye to me before she headed back in the direction we had come from previously.

I turned to Damon. “I’m going to head inside,” I said awkwardly. Damon’s face held remorse, and Samantha, she was half smiling, half glaring at me, obviously joyed at my decision to leave them alone.

I didn’t say anything else and just moved past them both, making my way towards the door, but as I walked past Damon, he brushed his hand against mine, stopping me in my tracks. I looked up at him, a bewildered expression on my face, as his gesture threw me off, but he just grinned and winked at me. I stood there and gazed into his eyes as a fire began to burn within me, a fiery desire that burned for him. Samantha peeked around Damon and scowled at me, then looked up at Damon. “Come on, let’s go.” She whined. He tore his gaze from me and looked down at her. Without wasting another minute, I gave my head a shake. I rushed inside, not wanting to dwell on things anymore. The feelings I was developing for Damon wouldn’t amount to anything because soon, I would be going home, and he could go back to his life, back to Mira.

I walked up the stairs and towards my room, but as I reached for the door handle, a male voice called my name “Amelia!” The man hollered from down the hall.

I stopped and turned to see who it was. However, to my dismay, it was the man I had met that day in the woods. He was the last person I wanted to see, especially after he kidnapped me and brought me here. He strolled down the hall, a neutral expression on his features.

He stopped a few feet from me, and his eyes studied me for a beat. “I thought it was time that we officially meet. I am Luca, Damon’s Beta and best friend.” He said as he extended his hand for me to shake.

I was reluctant at first but shook his hand. “It’s nice to meet you too officially and on better terms,” I said jokingly.

He chuckled. “Yes, I agree. I also wanted to let you know that if you need anything, let me know or if anyone gives you trouble and Damon isn’t around, don’t hesitate to ask me.” He said meaningfully.

I smiled. “Thank you; I appreciate that. Anyways, I need to have a shower, but I’m sure I will see you around.”

He nodded. “Yes, I am sure you will.” He smiled teasingly.

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