When we were in our youth,
we had dreams that we could fly.
We had friends that weren’t visible,
and love that never died.
And as we grow old,
I felt the pain we always knew
the truth love would heal,
if we stayed true,
to the dreams of our youth.
He sat impatiently against the dumpster that read “Beacon Hills Library”, almost gagging from the smell, and looked down at his phone, willing it to be midnight. His curiosity ate at him bit by bit and pushed him to stay, against his better judgment. Suddenly, he heard faint footsteps inside the building and the lock clicked open. Derek stood and slowly approached the entrance, apprehension creeping in with each step, he could still turn back…He gripped the door handle and slipped inside. With only two days since the full moon, the light poured through the large windows, gracing everything with an ire glow. He took a couple steps inside the small library, and ten yards in front of him, lying on the floor, was what looked like a folder. He crept over and picked it up. Opening it slowly, he looked at a single sheet of paper, with a single name. Gerard Argent.
Argent…where had he heard that name before? He sat in the bed of his truck, gazing at the clouds and searching them for answers. Why would someone want to kill his grandpa? Was it someone who knew? Or someone with some other reason to kill him? The more Derek dwelled on his questions, the more there were, and the more he want them answered. How much did he actually know about the grandpa that had passed him the single most important gene he had?
“Whatcha thinking about over there?” Marie asked quietly. He sat there for a minute, looking at her looking up into the clouds.
“Nothing worth mentioning.” He answered. He had driven her out to a large field, mostly where couples went to have sex, but that’s not why he brought her here in mid afternoon on Sunday.
“Just thought I’d ask, you’ve been awfully silent over there.” She stated as she sifted her weight closer to him. Marie took his hand and kissed his palm, sending tingles though his arm. She continued down his wrist and Derek forgot about his current confounded state. She wore a thigh length summer dress, with a daisy pattern on it, that showed her cleavage just enough. He had his other hand resting behind his head, leaving his whole chest exposed. Marie pressed herself into his side, resting her hand on his middle. It was all he could do not to think about her hand, and the couple weeks ago in her room. He was such an idiot, he should have been more careful. But it wasn’t like that with Kate, He didn’t even start to turn until they were already doing the dirty. Why Marie? He grabbed her hand and kissed each of her knuckles.
“Did I tell you look lovely?” He flattered as he looked over into her eyes and caught a dash of red flash on her cheeks and quickly fade.
“No, but I could see you thought I looked nice by the way you kept glancing at me earlier when we were at your house. You should be more discreet about checking me out in front of your mom, and Peter, it just makings things awkward. I mean now that I know they can all heard your pulse rising.” She chuckled. Derek laughed, she was right, he hadn’t thought about that, but every time she smiled at him and his heart jumped, he was sure Peter was internally rolling his eyes in disgust.
“Hmm, well you look wonderful.” He concluded.
Marie cleared her throat roughly. “So how fast are you exactly?”
He looked over and chuckled, “Faster then you.” he laughed cockily. At least he thought he was faster then her.
“Oh well then, I’m pretty fast you know.” she retorted. She sat up and jumped out of the truck bed, kicking off her flats. He sat on the edge and his legs dangled, narrowly missing the ground. He looked over at a very old oak tree that stretched its branches at least a hundred feet from the trunk and couldn’t be more then a eighth of a mile away.
“Ok, I’ll race you to that tree, loser carries the winner back.” he declared.
“Done!” Derek hopped off the truck and slipped his vans off to make it even.
“Good thing you’re strong.” He teased. “Go!”
He ran all out as fast as his legs would carry him. Expecting her to quickly fall behind, he turned his head back to make sure she wasn’t too far back. To his surprise she was right over his shoulder, keeping up, and gaining on him! He pushed him self faster, and faster, but she kept up and slowly passed him. Only seconds behind, he watched as she slammed into the tree, and not thinking about having to stop, he slammed into her. Horrified, it was as if the moment was in slow motion, he could practically hear the breath forced out of her.
“Marie!” He shouted. “I’m so sorry! Are you, are you ok?” He asked. She turned around with a sour look on her face.
“You’re pretty lucky I can heal, I think that tree has a Marie shaped dent…” She laughed. Derek was so relieved, at least she was making jokes, that was a good sign. There was a branch that was just out of his immediate reach, he lifted his arms and jumped up and caught it. He dangled there for a second before heaving his legs upward and wrapping them around the branch. He was hanging upside down, the world put in a new perspective, maybe that was what he needed to figure out who this Gerard was, a new perspective. His face was level with Marie’s as she walked up to him.
“Hey Spiderman, I hope you don’t mind…” She whispered as she pressed her lips to his. He could feel himself slipping and flexed his legs tighter as he reached down and traced her jaw with one hand as they kissed. She pulled away from him and smiled. “I’ve always wanted to do that.” Marie admitted as he figured his way out of the tree. She jumped on his back and he waded through the grass to the truck.
“Ok, goodnight…” Marie whispered and kissed his cheek. “I have to go to bed! We have school tomorrow.”
“Alright, goodnight.” Derek slunk out her window and turned back to catch her smiling at him before he jogged away. He walked down the road and into the woods where he got down on all fours and raced towards his house. He stood up and walked up the dirt drive way, but didn’t see the shadow on the porch until it was too late.
“Where have you been?” His dad demanded angrily.
“Who’s Gerard Argent?” he retorted with more attitude then he intended.
“Where did you…”
“I know he has something to do with grandma and grandpa’s death.” He added as he stepped up to the porch, “And I know you’ve been avoiding my questions, and I know its painful dad, but I deserve an explanation, don’t you think I should know why I didn’t get to grow up with my grandparents?”
His fathers face hardened and he looked away. “You don’t know what your talking about, it doesn’t concern you.” His dad said coldly as he turned his back to him.
“Wait.” he tried, not wanting this opportunity to slip away.
“Just go to bed, no sneaking out.”
“Dad!” he challenged. His dad darkly turned his head over his shoulder, he gripped the railing, marking it clearly, and looked at Derek. He knew his dad wouldn’t hurt him, but that didn’t mean he didn’t scare the shit out of him as his eyes turned a sickly shade of red and he turned to face him.
“You really want to know Derek?” He said humorlessly. “You really wanna know…He’s a hunter. You want to know what happened to your grandpa and grandma? They were murdered by someone who could care less about what kind of people they were. They say there’s a code, there’s no code…” His dad said with a sick humor as he calmed down and looked at the floor, a tear dripping onto the wood.
“Da-” Derek tried but his throat had gone bone dry. He cleared it and tried again. “Dad, why didn’t you ever tell me…Tess?” His dad looked out into the forest.
“I spent my childhood aware that there were people trying to kills us, even though we‘d done nothing. Your grandpa never harmed anyone, he was very careful. He taught me to be just as careful, and I’ve taught each of you. But they didn’t care, they said ‘Anything that out of control is better off dead’. I didn’t want that for you, that constant fear, and when that man left, there was hope. I wanted you to have a chance to be children…” His dad finally finished.
Derek felt like he needed to sit down, he couldn’t believe what he was hearing. There were hunters… who killed because they could.
“Speaking of being careful, Derek I need to ask you about Marie, she’s a sweet girl but I‘ve noticed you guys are very serious…”
“Yeah… It’s just, I’ve never met anybody like her dad…I mean, ok keep this between us, I don’t want mom running off and picking wedding dresses, but Marie is really special to me…” His dad nodded in agreement. “Oh…and something else. So when you were my age, was there ever one person that you couldn’t control it when you were…doing stuff.”
“I’m not following..” His dad said confused. Uh, great he was going to have to go into more detail.
“Like when you did stuff with one girl and it was fine, but with a different girl it was out of control…” he willed his dad to understand, cause’ that was as much detail as he was going into.
“Uh, that’s funny…” His father chuckled. What was funny, why was this funny? “When I met your mother I couldn’t keep myself away from her, we were like magnets. We did everything fast, and that was ok with me, but I specifically remember she brought out my wolf like no other girl. Your body, your instincts, they have a way of knowing who your supposed to be with, before you mind does.” His dad looked over at him. “So does this mean Marie knows?” He said dryly.
“Well actually…she’s not all human herself.”
Her favorite hoodie was soft against her skin as she walked along the back road to the gas station. Her mom hadn’t kept up on the shopping and Marie was hoping there was lunch meat at this place. Tuesday had followed it’s usual monotonous rhythm except the weird mood she was in. She didn’t really have a reason for being in a ‘fuck the world’ mood right now, but she was and she was ok with that… She spent most of the day listening to Kaity and Bridget prattle about some detail of spring break that was going awry and missing Derek. She felt so stupid, was she really one of those girls who couldn’t go twenty minutes without her boyfriend, who couldn’t talk about anything without mentioning his name once, with out thinking of him every second? Yes…
When they weren’t bickering, Bridget was talking to the new girl, Halsy. She enjoyed not being the “new girl” anymore, it was nice. This girl was short, dark hair down to her chin, and she had a darkness about her. Marie could never bring herself to dress that darkly, even though her moon matched it today. However, Kaity and Josh, who were now officially together, enjoyed nauseating everyone who had the misfortune of walking by. She knew exactly how they felt, completely and totally…addicted. It was the high that she got from him, the electricity that shot through her, that moment before their lips touched that time stopped and they spent eternity in anticipation. You don’t know how much you need air, until you have to hold your breath. She didn’t blame them, but that didn’t mean she couldn’t envy them.
She trudged along into the small gas station, keeping her head down and going strait to the back. The light over head was a dingy yellow and flickered incessantly as she scanned the refrigerator for meat. Suddenly, she was nearly knocked into the refrigerator. Whipping around quickly, she saw a rather small woman in tight black clothes carrying a large container of gasoline and glancing around, as if she were about to get caught. She had a crooked nose, but other then that was pretty. Marie grabbed some turkey and headed for the counter directly behind the lady. Hoping her jacket would only consume her more, Marie slunk into it. After she paid she began walking home and caught the woman trying to hide the container in a large black SUV. Weird, maybe it was the Feds…
The next day when lunch finally rolled around she jumped out of her seat and practically ran to the lunch room. There he was, his wonderful, beautiful, amazing existence. She shouldn’t be this excited, but she was, she shouldn’t have missed him this much, but she did. She caught his eye and grinned a mischievously. Derek finished his conversation and she saw him walking over. He grabbed her hand, lighting them both on fire, and walked out of the lunchroom and out of sight. Derek pressed her against the wall, her jaw in his hand, and leaned in to relieve the pulsating electricity that begged them to be connected.
“Mr. Hale!” Coughed a prudish old woman. “Please, no personal affairs in the building.” She sank in despair…that meant she’d have to wait for after school.
She had to try not to run as she made her way out to the outskirts of the parking lot where Derek usually parked. She saw him and ran into his arms, throwing her bag on the floor, and cuddled into his chest. She lifted her head and before she could speak Derek pressed his lips to hers, she could breathe again and bathed in the glorious pleasure. She wrapped her arms around his neck and he wrapped his around her waist. She pulled back for a breath and laughed.
“I missed you.” She declared.
“I missed you too.” he whispered.
They pulled up to the “Do Not Enter” sign and got out. As she opened the door, heat poured in and warmed her mood and her chilled body. The honey-golden sun shimmered through the trees and made her skin tingle with the satisfaction of warmth, it was like a jewel, no matter how offensive to her eyes, that brought her senses alive. Her and Derek were a couple miles deep into is family’s property walking along. It was mid afternoon and the sun shone down at an angle and gave everything it touched a glittering effect. She grabbed his hand and started running with him through the woods to somewhere new, she wanted somewhere new.
She laughed as she burst through the leaves of a large bush, but before she realized what was happening, she was slipping. She scrambled to get a hold on some roots, but everything she managed to get her hands on slipped right though her fingers, she just kept falling. Splash! She held her breath and when she didn’t hit the bottom after a couple of seconds she kicked furiously. After breaking the surface, and realizing she wasn’t dead, she looked up at Derek who was standing in shock. It was a water fall, probably only fifteen feet down, but a waterfall all the same. The crystal clear water flowing down it made a twenty foot deep pool at the bottom and kept flowing at a curve.
“You should come in! The water is great!” She yelled, only half kidding.
“I’ll need to be more naked!” He answered.
“I can arrange that!” She announced as she began slipping off her jeans and shirt. She climb out of the pool and wrung out her clothes, laying them nicely on a fallen log. Derek had found his way through a torrent of branches to get to where she was and she faintly heard him walking up behind her. He put his hand on her side and looked down in concern. She looked down and noticed a large gash in her side that was already rapidly healing.
She turned to look at him fully and noticed his shirtless state. Could there be something more beautiful?
Holding her tight in a hug, he kissed her collar bone, working his way up, unbearably slow, to her neck and jaw. She lightly trailed her nails down his back and pushed him closer. She sank onto the thick, sweet smelling grass and pulled him down with her. Derek continued kissing down her neck and in the center of her chest until she reached down, grabbed the opposite sides of her bra, and pulled it off. Derek’s hands were everywhere at once, her mind was having trouble of which parts of her was experiencing more pleasure. She put her hands above her head and arched her back as Derek kissed down her stomach, nipping her now and then and unhinging her sanity. Her breathing was hurried and erratic as he slipped her underwear to her knees. He ran his tongue through her slit and she let out and involuntary moan. She knew she must be soaking…
Derek reached down to his pocket and pulled out a condom. She forgot he didn’t know, she’d been on the pill since she was fourteen. Her body was aching for her to give in to the animal that screamed for more of him, all of him. She ran her hand up the back of his neck and through his hair, finally down his chest to his nipples.
“On the Pill…” She managed to whisper, throat completely dry. He brought himself back so their faces were level. Their tongues wrestled, vying for dominance, neither backing down. He had pinned both her arms with his and he looked up in her eyes.
“You’re sure?” Derek confirmed, completely out of breath. She nodded her head slightly as she looked into his soul. He kicked off his boxers and settled between her thighs, entering her gently. She sharply sucked in a breath as she got used to his size. She could see the animal in his eyes, the glowing blue swallowing up the green as he moved inside of her. His nails grew longer and pierced into her fore arms, only bringing her more pleasure. He moved faster now, rougher as his wolf took control and his canines grew in. He growled in ecstasy, bringing her closer. She moaned again, louder this time, partly from the pain, mostly from the pleasure. Derek brought his face to her neck and breathed heavily as he nipped her below her ear and sucked at her pulse point, continuing to rock against her, getting rougher the closer he came to finishing. She moaned his name as her body tensed, just on the edge and craving that extra push. She tightened her legs around him, pushing him deeper so he hit a group of nerves on her very back wall.
“Ahh!” She moaned loudly, not caring if anyone one could hear, as she came. Only a couple seconds later he came inside her, pushing her over that edge once more. They both lie intertwined on the forest floor, panting. Derek rolled over and lie on his back as he began to slowly change back. She stayed where she was, completely exhausted and unable to move. She brought her arms down to her side and Derek’s hand engulfed hers, massaging the back of it with his thumb. She didn’t know how long they laid there, listening to the forest around them and each others breathing, but she was so relaxed she could have fallen asleep right there.
Derek stood and easily pulled her up, put her in his arms, and walked down to the pool.
“Thank you…” She whispered as she kissed his jaw sleepily.
“Any time.” Derek breathed as he waded waist deep into the cool water and set her down.
(The next day around eight at night)
She walked out of her room into the kitchen where she saw her mom. She glanced at her, but noticed something strange and looked again. The skin around her eyes was red and irritated, from crying…
“Mom…what’s wrong?” Marie asked timidly.
“It’s nothing her mom shrugged as she wiped her eyes. She looked down into her moms eyes, identical to her own, and hugged her.
“You don’t have to talk about it if you don’t feel like it…” It could have been any number of things, her mom would tell her in time. She released her, walked in the living room, got The Diary of Bridget Jones and put it in the DVD player. Her mom sat on the big couch as she went to the kitchen, served up two bowls of ice cream, and returned. They sat for an hour and a half, not saying a word, just being together. The movie finished and she looked at her mom.
“So, um…me and Sheriff Stalinski decided that it would be…for the best, if we took a break.” Her moms voice was weak, fragile, fighting the tears.
“Oh mom, I’m so sorry, I know you liked him.” Marie was at a loss, she didn’t really think a man who’s wife had died only a year ago should be dating, but he made her mom happy.
“I really liked him..” her mom said, defeat in her voice. Her mother lifted her hand and put it on Marie’s cheek. “I remember what it was like to be young and able to fall in love in days…Me and your father were like that. We used to be happy, a long time ago…”
She put in another movie and they both fell asleep like that, together.
He and Josh laid sprawled out on a tiny couch, eyes glued to the TV, fingers twitching on controllers. It was pitch black in the room, save the glow form the TV and the Xbox, which allowed him to see his best friends face and shoulders. The game stalled and Josh grunted in frustration. Derek noticed something strange on the back of his neck. He looked closer and saw five, finger shaped bruises on the back of his neck, just starting to form.
“Derek.” Josh said harshly.
“What!” he snapped, jerking his head up.
“Back to earth Derek, games working.” Josh laughed. “So have you sealed the deal with Marie yet?” Josh asked suggestively, eyes still fixated on the game, fingers still moving rapidly.
“That. Is none of your business.” Josh shoved his elbow into his arm, causing him to lose a life. “God, maybe…fine ok yes, but I swear to god if you tell anyone I told you I’ll put you in the top of a trees and leave you.” He joked halfheartedly.
“Nice! God, her ass I swear…” Josh groaned as he shuttered.
“Dude, my girlfriends ass, completely off limits. But yes, dat ass…” They simultaneously shook their heads in agreement and laughed when they noticed.
“Die zombie scum!” Josh shouted as he jerked his control left and right, eventually flopping off the couch. Suddenly, the door jerked open and Josh’s step dad, Steve, stood in the doorway, light streaming in. Smoke floated in and Derek’s nose was offended with the stench of the alcohol on that man’s breath.
“Josh.” Josh’s step dad growled sharply. Derek could feel the anger billowing off of him, and he worried for his friend. “Come here.” Steve said as he glowered at Josh and motioned with his finger. He could barely feel Josh’s fear over the anger, but it was still there. Josh timidly walked out of the room.
“Yes.” Josh asked.
“Why are there dishes in the sink?” Steve asked cruelly.
“I don’t know, I did them, maybe mom came in and-”
“I don’t want excuses!” He yelled, specks of saliva flying on Josh’s face. Josh looked down to wipe the spit from his cheek with his hand. “Don’t look away from me while I’m talking to you!” Steve grabbed Josh’s arm and yanked him roughly into the kitchen, throwing him towards the sink. “Do it!”
“It’s three in the morning! And that hurt!” Josh shouted as he turned around.
“You think that hurt?” Steve, being a relatively large man, scaled the small kitchen in one step and wrapped his hands around Josh’s neck, barely not choking him. Losing his balance from the impact, Josh reached behind him, looking for support, but laid his hand on a knife, cutting himself open. Derek grabbed Steve’s shoulder and punched him in the face.
“What the hell do you think you’re-” Steve started, but trailed off as he noticed his eyes changing. He released Josh and stepped back, frozen as Derek’s canines came in and the bones in his face cracked and shifted. He grabbed the scruff of the drunkards shirt, pulling his face down to his no longer human one.
“I will kill you if you if you ever hurt him again. I will make it slow. I will make it painful, and the best part is that no one will come looking for your body, because no one cares about a tiny fraction of a man.” Derek shoved him back. Wide eyed, Steve stepped back and gaped at Derek.
“Get out! Both of you leave!”
Derek had skipped his last class, he just didn’t feel like school today. Josh had spent the weekend and the last couple days at his house and it had everyone stressed. He leaned on the bumper of his truck and was lost in his mind, thinking about everything that had happened lately. He hear a crunch and all off the sudden siring, agonizing, horrible pain and a white light behind his eyes. He fell to his knees and Kate stepped in front of him, grabbing his shoulders and squeezing the tops as he convulsed uncontrollably. Kate?! Kate…Argent! That name!
“Oh Derek…How have you been darling?” Kate cooed. “Do you like my new toy? Hmm, you always did like toys…” He jerked away from her as she grabbed his chin, turning his face this way and that. “Just enough voltage to stun you, and give me all the control.” He watched her helplessly, as she waved a small wand that glowed with electricity. “SO, this is how it’s going to work.” Kate chuckled. “The bell just rang, incase you’re too busy to notice, and the students are coming, so if you would stand please.” She said icily. He mustered all his energy and got to his feet, he stumbled to the drivers side of his car and leaned against it, catching his breath. Kate walked over and pressed herself against him, like old times… He was fully aware of the stunner near his side. He cringed away as Kate ran her hands through his hair and kissed him. Out of the corner of his eye he saw Marie.
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