1. 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.
Chapter 10
waterfall
Derek
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.” 
~~~
Marie 
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.
~~~
Derek
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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    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.

    Chapter 10

    waterfall

    Derek

    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.” 

    ~~~

    Marie 

    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.

    ~~~

    Derek

    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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  2. My eyes are no good- blind without her,
The way she moves, I never doubt her.
When she talks, she somehow creeps into my dreams.
She’s a doll, a catch, a winner
I’m in love and no beginner;
Could ever grasp or understand just what she means. 

Chapter 7

Marie

The piercing morning sun shone in her window as she quickly threw on one of her favorite shirts and some jeans. She messily applied some eye liner and was off and out the door to her moms car. The silent ride to the school was peaceful and she stared into the forest looking for the magic she knew was there. 

“Hey, mom. Can I have my friends over tomorrow?” she asked convincingly.

“Yeah, absolutely honey! They can come over for sure! And Lauren will be at her friends house so you can even have all three of them. What’s their names? Tess, Brook and uh is it Casey?” her mom said a little bit too excitedly, like she was surprised her daughter had friends.

“Tess, Bridget, and Katy.” she replied quietly. They were nearing the school and she gathered her things.

“That’s right, have a good day at school today! Oh and don’t wait up for me tonight, I wont be home until about twelve.” her mom explained. They pulled up to the school and Marie stepped out of the car and waved goodbye as she walked to the legalized jail cell.

Marie trudged to her locker sleepily and swung open the door. She couldn’t seem to get away from the nightmare from last night that stalked her peace of mind. She breathed out heavily and leaned against the locker and dosed. Slowly, she realized there were arms around her, strong muscular arms that were familiar, Derek’s arms.

“Hi.” she said as she turned and wrapped her arms around his back and leaned on his chest.

“Good morning sleepy head.” Derek almost laughed.

“I’m just tired. Big paper.” she answered, which was partially true, but it wasn’t exactly the paper keeping her up. She laced her fingers through Derek’s and they walked down the hall as people turned their heads and whispered. “Hey uh, so I’m just curious, no pressure or anything, but what are we exactly? I’ve had some people ask me and I don’t want to tell them I’m your girlfriend if I’m not.” she asked, hoping he wouldn’t try to bolt.

Derek looked at the floor with a grin stretched across his face and began. “You’re cute when you’re nervous.” he said, giving her hand a little squeeze. “Um, I would like it if you were my girlfriend.” he admitted, causing her to blush a little and smile. 

“Ok.” she said as she stopped next to her third hour and wrapped her arms around his neck. She noticed each jealous scowl walk past her and decided she should really give them something to be jealous about. She looked up into his eyes -god those eyes- and down to his lips. She was still aware of every stare as she leaned forward and kissed him, kissed him like she hadn’t before. She felt the warmth start in her stomach and she felt his smooth lips, scalding on top of hers. She leaned back and smirked.

“Happy Thursday.” Derek said, pressing his forehead to hers.

“Why is this a happy Thursday?” She mumbled into his shoulder.

“Only one more day til Friday?” Derek replied, looking for an answer.

“Hmm.” She playfully whined as she nuzzled into his chest. She loved his chest, everything about it drove her crazy. “I,” she breathed, needing to catch her breath, “Will see you later.” She said as she sashayed into the classroom in a hormone clouded haze. She plopped into her seat and sighed. She hadn’t noticed a rather prudish thin girl walking towards her before it was too late to whip out her book and pretend to be busy. The girl stepped in front of her desk and looked down at her with a sneer.

“Yes?” Marie asked with a sweet sarcasm.

“So are you and Derek, Derek Hale, like together?” the girl interrogated in an irritating nasally voice. 

“Well, I’m not his hooker, and I was kissing him in the hall way, so yes, I’d say so.” she answered with more venom then she’d intended.

“Oh, well, you know his relationships never last.” the girl spat. Marie adjusted herself so she was taller in her seat. She looked at her obviously envious classmate and smiled.

“Well, it’s a good thing I could care less about his past.” Marie replied with confidence. 

“Hmft. He probably just wants to have sex with you anyway.” the girl declared as she turned to leave. It was not ending like this, not if she had anything to do with it. What could she say? She wanted to shock her, and her group of friends waiting to hear what happened.

“Maybe I wanna have sex. It’s pretty good, not that you‘d know. No body trying to get in those pants.” she said tauntingly, the last bit under her breath. She saw the girl go stiff and keep walking, good thing she didn’t know she was a virgin. She kinda had a feeling that status might end soon anyways. She looked at Katy, who looked back time to hear the last comment, and started laughing. Only a few minutes later she heard the promising gasps from across the room and couldn’t help the scoff that fell from her lips. 

At lunch Marie, Tess, Katy, and Bridget all sat at a booth tucked in the back of the cafeteria and picked at the school food.

“So, what are you guys doing for spring break?” she asked, wondering if anyone else was stuck in Beacon Hills.

“I’m visiting my family in Utah, should be fun, me and my four siblings and my parents in our car for god knows how long.” Katy laughed. 

“I’m going to see my dad, and his dog. While my mom and her boyfriend go to Mexico, again. It will be thrilling.” Bridget said, her words oozing sarcasm.

“That sucks, sorry Brig. Well I think we are going to San Diego, but I’m not sure. We could be going somewhere closer.” Tess added.

“Hmm. So I’m the only one stuck here?” she said, rather deflated.

“Yep.” Her friends each said with a smile. 

“Hey, are you guys busy this weekend?” she asked. 

“Nope.” Bridget replied.

“I don’t think so.” Katy added.

“I’m not, why?” Tess said, curiosity evident in her voice.

“Well, my little sister is going to be at her friends house and we will have enough room for all of you guys to be over. Do you guys wanna come?” Marie asked, hoping for some takers and not wanting to be alone. Tess grinned and looked at Katy and Bridget.

“Oh my god this is going to be amazing!” Tess almost squealed. Marie got up to throw away her trash and start for her next class and was followed by the three. She walked with them down the hall as they talked about the sleep over.

“Katy, you should bring all your nail polish.” Tess suggested enthusiastically. 

“All of it?” Katy replied skeptically.

“Ok, not all of it.” Tess answered.

“Bridget, could you bring Interview with a Vampire?” Katy questioned.

“Of course.” Bridget said, looking at her phone as if her life depended on it. Marie smiled and laughed, enjoying their excitement. 

“Ok, my mom said you could come over at around six. Is that cool?” she clarified as she stepped into her 5th hour. 

“Perfect.” Katy chirped with a thumbs up.

“No prob.” Bridget replied.

“Cool!” Tess shouted as the trio got further down the hall. She turned into her fifth hour and took her seat. She reached into her pocket to look at her phone and saw she had one message, a voicemail.
Weird, the number was blocked, the curiosity ate at her and she decided to listen to it in the bathroom. Once she had made it past the teacher and was finally in the bathroom she dialed her voice mail and waited. The electronic woman introduced the message and she waited in suspense. Finally the message played itself.

“Uh, hey Marie. Its Jacob.” said a deep gravelly voice. “I wanted to talk about what happened with us. You just disappeared. Call me back.” She stood there, frozen, as unwelcome memories flooded her mind. Who did he think he was calling her, talking to her. What a dumb ass, he called on a restricted number! Not that she would fucking call him back anyways! She didn’t have time for this, she had to get back to class, only two more hours until she saw Derek. Derek! What would he think of her if he knew…knew about her dad, about her?

~~~

Derek

Sixth hour finally rolled around and  he leaped out of his seat and practically ran out the door and down the hall towards Marie’s soft kiss. Every one of her kisses had been soft until today, that is exactly what had him excited. The kiss from this morning was filled with desire and passion and he wanted it again. 

“Hey.” He said as he grabbed her hand.

“Hi.” Marie replied. He looked down and couldn’t help but think about how beautiful she was. She was wearing a teal shirt that was tight at her waist and flowed down to her hips with dark jeans and flats. He liked how tall she was, tall enough so he didn’t have to bend down to kiss her, which was convenient. He took the books from her hands as they walked out the door together.

“What time am I coming to hangout?” he asked, completely thrilled they were going to have the house all to themselves for as long as he could stay.

“Is around five ok? I can make dinner.” Marie answered.

“As you wish.” he whispered into her ear. He followed her to his truck and weaved through the back roads to her house. He stopped next to her mailbox and hopped out to open the door for her. When he got around to the side he took her by the waist and lowered her to the ground, even though she obviously didn’t need the help. He could tell by the way her heart quickened that she liked that… a lot. He decided to give her a little taste of what he was sure to happen later that day. He looked down into her eyes, her eyes that he swore held secrets he could know with time. He pressed his lips and his body to hers and grabbed her waist pulling her closer. He could tell he was squeezing too hard, but she didn’t seem to feel the pain, or she didn’t mind. With his other hand he pressed his thumb to her hip and massaged there. Knowing it had to be driving her crazy, he decided it was the perfect time to leave her wanting more. He leaned back and smiled and kissed her nose before grabbing her books and walking to the door. He turned back to see a clearly disappointed Marie and chuckled. “What?” he asked, playing innocent.

“Hmmm,” Marie groaned, she eyed him knowingly, which excited him more. “Nothing…” Marie opened the front door and grabbed her books. He turned to leave, but heard the door open again so he turned to see Marie’s face sticking out from the house.

“Yes?” he inquired. 

“Just… come prepared.” Marie grinned and snuck back in the house before he could laugh. There was no way he was coming un-prepared. He drove home and began on the chores that were his only barrier between him and Marie at the moment. He shifted through the laundry and after that was done he loaded the dish washer and finally he cleaned his room and he was off. He launched down the stairs to freedom but only feet from the door was rained in by the voice of none other then his dad.

“Where you going?” said a deep monotone full of authority.

“To Josh‘s, remember? You and mom said I could go hangout tonight?” he replied. He pleaded with what ever god was listening that his dad wouldn’t change his mind, please, please, please. His father took a couple menacing steps closer to him and looked as serious as he’d seen him in a while. His dad slowly reached into his pocket, looked around to make sure there were no witnesses, and pulled out a condom. 

“I know you’re not going to Josh’s.” He looked at his dad, slightly shocked, and took the condom without hesitation. “Don’t tell your mom.” His dad added in a hushed tone as he walked away. Derek didn’t say a word, but headed straight for the truck and then to Marie’s house. He pulled up and walked to the door, the anticipation burning inside of him, screaming for an escape, and waited for Marie. After what felt like forever she answered the door.

“Hey.” Marie said with a grin as she let him in the house.

“Hi.” he answered nervously. He stepped in and took her into his arms, kissing her forehead. He hadn’t noticed before, but now that he could breathe again, it felt almost as if the time he’d been away from her he’d been…holding his breath? Weird… He gave a squeeze and reluctantly released her. “What do you wanna do?” he asked, hoping she didn’t think he meant sex, oh god, the condom, he hoped she didn’t see it. How would she see it? He felt like he was going crazy! Why did he care? Sex with Kate wasn’t this big of deal, was it? No, couldn’t be.

“Um, you pick a movie while I make grilled cheeses.” Marie answered as she lead him to the living room.

“Sure, let me see what you have.” he answered as he walked to a large black book case lined with DVDs. She had a pretty big selection, he looked for an old childhood favorite, something they didn’t still have lying around his house. “Do you like robin hood?” he wondered aloud as he flashed her the front cover of the personified foxes. Marie stood in the kitchen, pan in hand, and smiled. 

“Yeah, I love that movie, put it in.” Marie directed from the kitchen. He walked to the DVD player and popped it in after turning the TV on. After a couple of minutes Marie curled up on the couch next to him and handed him a plate. He sat next to her on the couch and put his arm around her. The movie started and as more time went by he had a harder and harder time focusing on the movie and not on her. God, he loved being this close to her. She was intoxicating, every part of her, her smile, her laugh, her skin, her striking beauty, her smell. She smelled better then anything before, like sugar cookies and cinnamon. The way her dirty blond hair waved perfectly made him want to touch her, but softly, he didn’t want to taint her, he wanted her to stay so perfect. 

He looked back to the TV screen to see Robin hood put a ring on maid Marian and lead her through the waterfall. He looked back to Marie and smiled. She jerked her head over and her eyes crinkled with her grin.

“What? What is it?” Marie questioned. 

“I can’t watch the movie,” he started. She looked at him, obviously confused, and he brought his other arm around and slid it under her jaw and brought her forehead to his. “you’re so beautiful, I don’t dare look away.” he softly whispered. As he finished his words he could feel the air catch fire and he could practically smell the desire. Marie brought her eyes to his, her long lashes framing them perfectly, and he could feel it then. He felt her looking past all his secrets and walls, down straight to his very core. He was terrified, what if she didn’t like what she saw? What if she got a glimpse of the danger that laid behind his humanity? A glimpse of something she would never love. It was then he realized he was falling for her, really truly falling. 

Marie’s eyes closed and he felt her satin lips press to his, electrifying him. Slowly he ended the kiss that was as long as a life time and started another. This one was heated and loaded with passion, with this one kiss the entire mood changed, and he liked where it was going. Again they kissed, and again, faster, harder, feverishly their mouths discovered each other. He slipped his tongue inside her warm mouth and felt something…vibrate? He leaned back and caught his breath as she answered the phone.

“Hello?” Marie asked, sounding confused.

“Uh, Marie, hi.” answered a rough, husky voice. Derek noticed Marie’s face whiten and her jaw falter, trying to form words.

Finally she spoke. “What?” she asked sharply. He didn’t know what was wrong, but he knew it was something.

“I’m sorry Marie! Ok! I was drunk! God damn it! Marie where the hell are you?!” the voice yelled through the phone. Marie clenched her jaw, jumped out of her seat and paced into the kitchen. He followed her and leaned on the counter waiting. 

“Like hell I’m going to tell you! And I don’t give a crap if you were drunk! I wouldn’t forgive you if you were possessed! Leave me alone!” Marie half yelled.

“Marie, babe, I love you I swear. Just come back, or tell me where you are.” Derek listened to the guy plead with her and saw the pain displayed on Marie’s face. Marie took a deep breath and he saw her trying to hold back tears.

“Jacob. I may have loved you once. But I will never ever love you again. Don’t call me. Please…” He saw the tears start down her cheeks and so desperately want to comfort her.

“Whatever, never loved you anyways. Bitch.” Click. He watched as Marie lowered the phone, and then her head, he walked up behind her and wrapped his arms around her like he knew she loved. He gave a slight squeeze and kissed her cheek before he whispered in her ear.

“I’m really sorry, what ever that was, you didn’t deserve it.”  Marie turned in his arms and he kissed the tears away from her cheeks. He looked into those beautiful, sorrow filled eyes and kissed her sweetly on the mouth.

“Do you- would  take a shower with me?” Marie asked softly.

~~~

Marie

His warm lips on hers soaked away the sadness Jacob brought her. She wanted desperately to shower and feel clean, but she didn’t want to be alone…

“Do you- would you take a shower with me?” she asked Derek quietly, hoping he wouldn’t refuse. She looked deep into those eyes she loved so much and searched for the answer she wanted. Derek softly kissed her again, making her want more.

“Absolutely.” Derek whispered. She grabbed Derek’s hand and led him to her bathroom. After turning on the shower she turned around to catch Derek staring at her, she loved catching him. Grinning, she unbuttoned her jeans. Only focusing on Derek’s green eyes, she kicked away her pants and lifted off her shirt. She never saw him looking at her body, only her eyes. She apprehensively made her way over to him and placed her hand in his, then she leaned in kissed him softy. She let go of his hand and walked into the shower, hoping he would follow. The anticipation built inside her as she could heard Derek removing his clothing piece by piece. She let the water hit her face and find its way down her body, calming her. The curtain ruffled and she heard him get in the shower, she felt him wrap his arms were around her stomach and she couldn’t help to surge of excitement and fear. She felt exhausted from everything lately and wanted to stay with Derek holding her forever, but she knew she couldn’t. She reached for the shampoo and his arms reluctantly let her go. Derek moved so she had enough room, but watched her back side as she worked in the shampoo. 

“Can I help?” she heard Derek ask in a deep velvet voice, how could she say no? She looked at his beautiful face and smiled.

“Sure.” she answered. Derek’s hands ran through her hair and spread the shampoo lower, washing her body. She was sure she would melt with every soft touch. Derek started with her shoulders and slowly made his way down her back to her waist, but his touches weren’t sexual, lustful, they were…loving, he touched her like a piece of art, like she was a treasure. She felt him finish with her back and she held her breath for what she knew was coming. She felt his gentle touch turning her body to face him, exposing her, for the first time, to a man’s eyes. She didn’t look anywhere but his face, but still couldn’t help the blush that rushed to her cheeks as she watched him look at her.

“W-what?” she wondered aloud, her voice accidentally cracking. She watched Derek’s eyes leap from her body to her face and search her eyes. He coughed and looked down.

“I- its just. I hate to say this because its so cliché, but…” she gazed into his eyes, as he spoke, “You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.” Derek admitted. She couldn’t hold back the grin, but instinctively she looked away, hoping to spare her self down the road…she‘d heard those words before. Instead of asking what’s wrong, she felt Derek grab her hand and kiss her cheek. She rinsed the shampoo out and put in the conditioner, keeping eye contact with him the entire time. She turned off the water and stepped out of the tub followed by Derek. She dried her body and couldn’t help but catch glimpsed of his… Her eyes couldn’t resist admiring his defined arms, his cut body, but she never looked lower then his abs.

She brought Derek to her room, put a tee shirt and underwear on, and curled up on her queen sized bed. Derek only had his jeans on from earlier, leaving his entire upper body exposed, and sending her heart flying in a dangerous direction. She smiled and curled her finger, telling him to join her. Her smile expanded as Derek laid on her bed and wrapped his arms around her pulling her in close. She put her head on his chest and listened to his heart beat sounding a stead thump, thump, thump. It was a beautiful sound, his heart beat, the promise of life, the promise of the future. She looked into his eyes and softly kissed his chest.

“So…I guess I owe you an explanation…” she started, not knowing if she was going to lie to him, or tell him the truth.

“Explanation for what?” Derek answered, sounding a bit confused. How could he not remember? Maybe he was being polite.

“For the, uh, phone call, earlier.” she explained, getting a little nervous.

“Oh, not if you don’t want to…you don’t have to tell me.” Derek replied. Did she want to tell him? She had never told anyone before…maybe he would listen, care even.

“Um, that guy who called, his name is Jacob. He’s my ex. We went out for a while, and I think at some point I loved him, but that’s not really important. What’s important is why we broke up, well, why I broke up with him. You see, he… we were about to do stuff and I didn’t want to go any further, but he didn’t want to stop. He didn’t think I could stop him.” She waited as Derek let the story sink in.

“How did you stop him?” Derek asked, concern in his eyes.

“That’s the weird part, I…I cant remember. I remember him…” She paused and held back the tears of anger and betrayal that threatened to tear her strength away. “He pinned me down, he was so heavy, I couldn’t move, or breathe and I could feel him tugging my clothes. I was so angry, I remember the anger, and I just blacked out. I woke up at my dads house in San Francisco the next day, fine. No bruising, no pain, nothing. And I knew I had gotten away, but to this day…” at this moment she locked eyes with Derek, “I have no idea how…”

He kissed her forehead. “I’m, so glad you got away…I promise I would never pressure you into something.”

“I know…” she whispered. “How late can you stay?” she asked, wishing it was all night.

“Until you kick me out.” Derek laughed. Marie could feel sleep creeping into her eyes and forcing a yawn.

“Could you stay until I fall asleep?” 

“I would love to.”  Derek replied in a voice Marie could listen to forever. She didn’t know how long she laid there, listening to him breathe, listening to his heart beat that wonderful thump, thump, thump, but slowly she sank into sleep.

She saw Jacobs handsome face in the ally by his apartment, coming in to kiss her lips. All of the sudden the walls were changing around and under them and they were in his room. Jacob laughed and kissed down her neck. Now they’re on the bed. Heavy. Stop. Too fast. Stop it.

“Come here baby doll.” cooed that gravelly voice that sent chills down her spine. His mouth pushed on her lips, stealing her air. Air. There’s no air. Stop! Hands pushing, who’s hands? Jacob! Anger. Red hot, burning, infectious anger! Nothing…

Marie sprang up in her bed sweating and breathing heavily. The third time this week Jacob tortured her in her dreams. What happened to her while she was out of it? She’d never had anything like that happen before. Her dad told her she wasn’t like him, only strong and fast…what was happening to her? She reached out for Derek, but realized he wasn’t there…what would he think if he knew?


hello readers :) im so sorry this took so long, but i had to take a little time off to figure out where i was going with this next, so after a few plot break throughs i was a writing machine. :) enjoy, let me know what you think, I VALUE ALL YOUR OPINIONS!!!!!! thank for reading 

    My eyes are no good- blind without her,

    The way she moves, I never doubt her.

    When she talks, she somehow creeps into my dreams.

    She’s a doll, a catch, a winner

    I’m in love and no beginner;

    Could ever grasp or understand just what she means. 

    Chapter 7
    Marie
    The piercing morning sun shone in her window as she quickly threw on one of her favorite shirts and some jeans. She messily applied some eye liner and was off and out the door to her moms car. The silent ride to the school was peaceful and she stared into the forest looking for the magic she knew was there. 
    “Hey, mom. Can I have my friends over tomorrow?” she asked convincingly.
    “Yeah, absolutely honey! They can come over for sure! And Lauren will be at her friends house so you can even have all three of them. What’s their names? Tess, Brook and uh is it Casey?” her mom said a little bit too excitedly, like she was surprised her daughter had friends.
    “Tess, Bridget, and Katy.” she replied quietly. They were nearing the school and she gathered her things.
    “That’s right, have a good day at school today! Oh and don’t wait up for me tonight, I wont be home until about twelve.” her mom explained. They pulled up to the school and Marie stepped out of the car and waved goodbye as she walked to the legalized jail cell.
    Marie trudged to her locker sleepily and swung open the door. She couldn’t seem to get away from the nightmare from last night that stalked her peace of mind. She breathed out heavily and leaned against the locker and dosed. Slowly, she realized there were arms around her, strong muscular arms that were familiar, Derek’s arms.
    “Hi.” she said as she turned and wrapped her arms around his back and leaned on his chest.
    “Good morning sleepy head.” Derek almost laughed.
    “I’m just tired. Big paper.” she answered, which was partially true, but it wasn’t exactly the paper keeping her up. She laced her fingers through Derek’s and they walked down the hall as people turned their heads and whispered. “Hey uh, so I’m just curious, no pressure or anything, but what are we exactly? I’ve had some people ask me and I don’t want to tell them I’m your girlfriend if I’m not.” she asked, hoping he wouldn’t try to bolt.
    Derek looked at the floor with a grin stretched across his face and began. “You’re cute when you’re nervous.” he said, giving her hand a little squeeze. “Um, I would like it if you were my girlfriend.” he admitted, causing her to blush a little and smile. 
    “Ok.” she said as she stopped next to her third hour and wrapped her arms around his neck. She noticed each jealous scowl walk past her and decided she should really give them something to be jealous about. She looked up into his eyes -god those eyes- and down to his lips. She was still aware of every stare as she leaned forward and kissed him, kissed him like she hadn’t before. She felt the warmth start in her stomach and she felt his smooth lips, scalding on top of hers. She leaned back and smirked.
    “Happy Thursday.” Derek said, pressing his forehead to hers.
    “Why is this a happy Thursday?” She mumbled into his shoulder.
    “Only one more day til Friday?” Derek replied, looking for an answer.
    “Hmm.” She playfully whined as she nuzzled into his chest. She loved his chest, everything about it drove her crazy. “I,” she breathed, needing to catch her breath, “Will see you later.” She said as she sashayed into the classroom in a hormone clouded haze. She plopped into her seat and sighed. She hadn’t noticed a rather prudish thin girl walking towards her before it was too late to whip out her book and pretend to be busy. The girl stepped in front of her desk and looked down at her with a sneer.
    “Yes?” Marie asked with a sweet sarcasm.
    “So are you and Derek, Derek Hale, like together?” the girl interrogated in an irritating nasally voice. 
    “Well, I’m not his hooker, and I was kissing him in the hall way, so yes, I’d say so.” she answered with more venom then she’d intended.
    “Oh, well, you know his relationships never last.” the girl spat. Marie adjusted herself so she was taller in her seat. She looked at her obviously envious classmate and smiled.
    “Well, it’s a good thing I could care less about his past.” Marie replied with confidence. 
    “Hmft. He probably just wants to have sex with you anyway.” the girl declared as she turned to leave. It was not ending like this, not if she had anything to do with it. What could she say? She wanted to shock her, and her group of friends waiting to hear what happened.
    “Maybe I wanna have sex. It’s pretty good, not that you‘d know. No body trying to get in those pants.” she said tauntingly, the last bit under her breath. She saw the girl go stiff and keep walking, good thing she didn’t know she was a virgin. She kinda had a feeling that status might end soon anyways. She looked at Katy, who looked back time to hear the last comment, and started laughing. Only a few minutes later she heard the promising gasps from across the room and couldn’t help the scoff that fell from her lips. 
    At lunch Marie, Tess, Katy, and Bridget all sat at a booth tucked in the back of the cafeteria and picked at the school food.
    “So, what are you guys doing for spring break?” she asked, wondering if anyone else was stuck in Beacon Hills.
    “I’m visiting my family in Utah, should be fun, me and my four siblings and my parents in our car for god knows how long.” Katy laughed. 
    “I’m going to see my dad, and his dog. While my mom and her boyfriend go to Mexico, again. It will be thrilling.” Bridget said, her words oozing sarcasm.
    “That sucks, sorry Brig. Well I think we are going to San Diego, but I’m not sure. We could be going somewhere closer.” Tess added.
    “Hmm. So I’m the only one stuck here?” she said, rather deflated.
    “Yep.” Her friends each said with a smile. 
    “Hey, are you guys busy this weekend?” she asked. 
    “Nope.” Bridget replied.
    “I don’t think so.” Katy added.
    “I’m not, why?” Tess said, curiosity evident in her voice.
    “Well, my little sister is going to be at her friends house and we will have enough room for all of you guys to be over. Do you guys wanna come?” Marie asked, hoping for some takers and not wanting to be alone. Tess grinned and looked at Katy and Bridget.
    “Oh my god this is going to be amazing!” Tess almost squealed. Marie got up to throw away her trash and start for her next class and was followed by the three. She walked with them down the hall as they talked about the sleep over.
    “Katy, you should bring all your nail polish.” Tess suggested enthusiastically. 
    “All of it?” Katy replied skeptically.
    “Ok, not all of it.” Tess answered.
    “Bridget, could you bring Interview with a Vampire?” Katy questioned.
    “Of course.” Bridget said, looking at her phone as if her life depended on it. Marie smiled and laughed, enjoying their excitement. 
    “Ok, my mom said you could come over at around six. Is that cool?” she clarified as she stepped into her 5th hour. 
    “Perfect.” Katy chirped with a thumbs up.
    “No prob.” Bridget replied.
    “Cool!” Tess shouted as the trio got further down the hall. She turned into her fifth hour and took her seat. She reached into her pocket to look at her phone and saw she had one message, a voicemail.
    Weird, the number was blocked, the curiosity ate at her and she decided to listen to it in the bathroom. Once she had made it past the teacher and was finally in the bathroom she dialed her voice mail and waited. The electronic woman introduced the message and she waited in suspense. Finally the message played itself.
    “Uh, hey Marie. Its Jacob.” said a deep gravelly voice. “I wanted to talk about what happened with us. You just disappeared. Call me back.” She stood there, frozen, as unwelcome memories flooded her mind. Who did he think he was calling her, talking to her. What a dumb ass, he called on a restricted number! Not that she would fucking call him back anyways! She didn’t have time for this, she had to get back to class, only two more hours until she saw Derek. Derek! What would he think of her if he knew…knew about her dad, about her?
    ~~~
    Derek
    Sixth hour finally rolled around and  he leaped out of his seat and practically ran out the door and down the hall towards Marie’s soft kiss. Every one of her kisses had been soft until today, that is exactly what had him excited. The kiss from this morning was filled with desire and passion and he wanted it again. 
    “Hey.” He said as he grabbed her hand.
    “Hi.” Marie replied. He looked down and couldn’t help but think about how beautiful she was. She was wearing a teal shirt that was tight at her waist and flowed down to her hips with dark jeans and flats. He liked how tall she was, tall enough so he didn’t have to bend down to kiss her, which was convenient. He took the books from her hands as they walked out the door together.
    “What time am I coming to hangout?” he asked, completely thrilled they were going to have the house all to themselves for as long as he could stay.
    “Is around five ok? I can make dinner.” Marie answered.
    “As you wish.” he whispered into her ear. He followed her to his truck and weaved through the back roads to her house. He stopped next to her mailbox and hopped out to open the door for her. When he got around to the side he took her by the waist and lowered her to the ground, even though she obviously didn’t need the help. He could tell by the way her heart quickened that she liked that… a lot. He decided to give her a little taste of what he was sure to happen later that day. He looked down into her eyes, her eyes that he swore held secrets he could know with time. He pressed his lips and his body to hers and grabbed her waist pulling her closer. He could tell he was squeezing too hard, but she didn’t seem to feel the pain, or she didn’t mind. With his other hand he pressed his thumb to her hip and massaged there. Knowing it had to be driving her crazy, he decided it was the perfect time to leave her wanting more. He leaned back and smiled and kissed her nose before grabbing her books and walking to the door. He turned back to see a clearly disappointed Marie and chuckled. “What?” he asked, playing innocent.
    “Hmmm,” Marie groaned, she eyed him knowingly, which excited him more. “Nothing…” Marie opened the front door and grabbed her books. He turned to leave, but heard the door open again so he turned to see Marie’s face sticking out from the house.
    “Yes?” he inquired. 
    “Just… come prepared.” Marie grinned and snuck back in the house before he could laugh. There was no way he was coming un-prepared. He drove home and began on the chores that were his only barrier between him and Marie at the moment. He shifted through the laundry and after that was done he loaded the dish washer and finally he cleaned his room and he was off. He launched down the stairs to freedom but only feet from the door was rained in by the voice of none other then his dad.
    “Where you going?” said a deep monotone full of authority.
    “To Josh‘s, remember? You and mom said I could go hangout tonight?” he replied. He pleaded with what ever god was listening that his dad wouldn’t change his mind, please, please, please. His father took a couple menacing steps closer to him and looked as serious as he’d seen him in a while. His dad slowly reached into his pocket, looked around to make sure there were no witnesses, and pulled out a condom. 
    “I know you’re not going to Josh’s.” He looked at his dad, slightly shocked, and took the condom without hesitation. “Don’t tell your mom.” His dad added in a hushed tone as he walked away. Derek didn’t say a word, but headed straight for the truck and then to Marie’s house. He pulled up and walked to the door, the anticipation burning inside of him, screaming for an escape, and waited for Marie. After what felt like forever she answered the door.
    “Hey.” Marie said with a grin as she let him in the house.
    “Hi.” he answered nervously. He stepped in and took her into his arms, kissing her forehead. He hadn’t noticed before, but now that he could breathe again, it felt almost as if the time he’d been away from her he’d been…holding his breath? Weird… He gave a squeeze and reluctantly released her. “What do you wanna do?” he asked, hoping she didn’t think he meant sex, oh god, the condom, he hoped she didn’t see it. How would she see it? He felt like he was going crazy! Why did he care? Sex with Kate wasn’t this big of deal, was it? No, couldn’t be.
    “Um, you pick a movie while I make grilled cheeses.” Marie answered as she lead him to the living room.
    “Sure, let me see what you have.” he answered as he walked to a large black book case lined with DVDs. She had a pretty big selection, he looked for an old childhood favorite, something they didn’t still have lying around his house. “Do you like robin hood?” he wondered aloud as he flashed her the front cover of the personified foxes. Marie stood in the kitchen, pan in hand, and smiled. 
    “Yeah, I love that movie, put it in.” Marie directed from the kitchen. He walked to the DVD player and popped it in after turning the TV on. After a couple of minutes Marie curled up on the couch next to him and handed him a plate. He sat next to her on the couch and put his arm around her. The movie started and as more time went by he had a harder and harder time focusing on the movie and not on her. God, he loved being this close to her. She was intoxicating, every part of her, her smile, her laugh, her skin, her striking beauty, her smell. She smelled better then anything before, like sugar cookies and cinnamon. The way her dirty blond hair waved perfectly made him want to touch her, but softly, he didn’t want to taint her, he wanted her to stay so perfect. 
    He looked back to the TV screen to see Robin hood put a ring on maid Marian and lead her through the waterfall. He looked back to Marie and smiled. She jerked her head over and her eyes crinkled with her grin.
    “What? What is it?” Marie questioned. 
    “I can’t watch the movie,” he started. She looked at him, obviously confused, and he brought his other arm around and slid it under her jaw and brought her forehead to his. “you’re so beautiful, I don’t dare look away.” he softly whispered. As he finished his words he could feel the air catch fire and he could practically smell the desire. Marie brought her eyes to his, her long lashes framing them perfectly, and he could feel it then. He felt her looking past all his secrets and walls, down straight to his very core. He was terrified, what if she didn’t like what she saw? What if she got a glimpse of the danger that laid behind his humanity? A glimpse of something she would never love. It was then he realized he was falling for her, really truly falling. 
    Marie’s eyes closed and he felt her satin lips press to his, electrifying him. Slowly he ended the kiss that was as long as a life time and started another. This one was heated and loaded with passion, with this one kiss the entire mood changed, and he liked where it was going. Again they kissed, and again, faster, harder, feverishly their mouths discovered each other. He slipped his tongue inside her warm mouth and felt something…vibrate? He leaned back and caught his breath as she answered the phone.
    “Hello?” Marie asked, sounding confused.
    “Uh, Marie, hi.” answered a rough, husky voice. Derek noticed Marie’s face whiten and her jaw falter, trying to form words.
    Finally she spoke. “What?” she asked sharply. He didn’t know what was wrong, but he knew it was something.
    “I’m sorry Marie! Ok! I was drunk! God damn it! Marie where the hell are you?!” the voice yelled through the phone. Marie clenched her jaw, jumped out of her seat and paced into the kitchen. He followed her and leaned on the counter waiting. 
    “Like hell I’m going to tell you! And I don’t give a crap if you were drunk! I wouldn’t forgive you if you were possessed! Leave me alone!” Marie half yelled.
    “Marie, babe, I love you I swear. Just come back, or tell me where you are.” Derek listened to the guy plead with her and saw the pain displayed on Marie’s face. Marie took a deep breath and he saw her trying to hold back tears.
    “Jacob. I may have loved you once. But I will never ever love you again. Don’t call me. Please…” He saw the tears start down her cheeks and so desperately want to comfort her.
    “Whatever, never loved you anyways. Bitch.” Click. He watched as Marie lowered the phone, and then her head, he walked up behind her and wrapped his arms around her like he knew she loved. He gave a slight squeeze and kissed her cheek before he whispered in her ear.
    “I’m really sorry, what ever that was, you didn’t deserve it.”  Marie turned in his arms and he kissed the tears away from her cheeks. He looked into those beautiful, sorrow filled eyes and kissed her sweetly on the mouth.
    “Do you- would  take a shower with me?” Marie asked softly.
    ~~~
    Marie
    His warm lips on hers soaked away the sadness Jacob brought her. She wanted desperately to shower and feel clean, but she didn’t want to be alone…
    “Do you- would you take a shower with me?” she asked Derek quietly, hoping he wouldn’t refuse. She looked deep into those eyes she loved so much and searched for the answer she wanted. Derek softly kissed her again, making her want more.
    “Absolutely.” Derek whispered. She grabbed Derek’s hand and led him to her bathroom. After turning on the shower she turned around to catch Derek staring at her, she loved catching him. Grinning, she unbuttoned her jeans. Only focusing on Derek’s green eyes, she kicked away her pants and lifted off her shirt. She never saw him looking at her body, only her eyes. She apprehensively made her way over to him and placed her hand in his, then she leaned in kissed him softy. She let go of his hand and walked into the shower, hoping he would follow. The anticipation built inside her as she could heard Derek removing his clothing piece by piece. She let the water hit her face and find its way down her body, calming her. The curtain ruffled and she heard him get in the shower, she felt him wrap his arms were around her stomach and she couldn’t help to surge of excitement and fear. She felt exhausted from everything lately and wanted to stay with Derek holding her forever, but she knew she couldn’t. She reached for the shampoo and his arms reluctantly let her go. Derek moved so she had enough room, but watched her back side as she worked in the shampoo. 
    “Can I help?” she heard Derek ask in a deep velvet voice, how could she say no? She looked at his beautiful face and smiled.
    “Sure.” she answered. Derek’s hands ran through her hair and spread the shampoo lower, washing her body. She was sure she would melt with every soft touch. Derek started with her shoulders and slowly made his way down her back to her waist, but his touches weren’t sexual, lustful, they were…loving, he touched her like a piece of art, like she was a treasure. She felt him finish with her back and she held her breath for what she knew was coming. She felt his gentle touch turning her body to face him, exposing her, for the first time, to a man’s eyes. She didn’t look anywhere but his face, but still couldn’t help the blush that rushed to her cheeks as she watched him look at her.
    “W-what?” she wondered aloud, her voice accidentally cracking. She watched Derek’s eyes leap from her body to her face and search her eyes. He coughed and looked down.
    “I- its just. I hate to say this because its so cliché, but…” she gazed into his eyes, as he spoke, “You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.” Derek admitted. She couldn’t hold back the grin, but instinctively she looked away, hoping to spare her self down the road…she‘d heard those words before. Instead of asking what’s wrong, she felt Derek grab her hand and kiss her cheek. She rinsed the shampoo out and put in the conditioner, keeping eye contact with him the entire time. She turned off the water and stepped out of the tub followed by Derek. She dried her body and couldn’t help but catch glimpsed of his… Her eyes couldn’t resist admiring his defined arms, his cut body, but she never looked lower then his abs.
    She brought Derek to her room, put a tee shirt and underwear on, and curled up on her queen sized bed. Derek only had his jeans on from earlier, leaving his entire upper body exposed, and sending her heart flying in a dangerous direction. She smiled and curled her finger, telling him to join her. Her smile expanded as Derek laid on her bed and wrapped his arms around her pulling her in close. She put her head on his chest and listened to his heart beat sounding a stead thump, thump, thump. It was a beautiful sound, his heart beat, the promise of life, the promise of the future. She looked into his eyes and softly kissed his chest.
    “So…I guess I owe you an explanation…” she started, not knowing if she was going to lie to him, or tell him the truth.
    “Explanation for what?” Derek answered, sounding a bit confused. How could he not remember? Maybe he was being polite.
    “For the, uh, phone call, earlier.” she explained, getting a little nervous.
    “Oh, not if you don’t want to…you don’t have to tell me.” Derek replied. Did she want to tell him? She had never told anyone before…maybe he would listen, care even.
    “Um, that guy who called, his name is Jacob. He’s my ex. We went out for a while, and I think at some point I loved him, but that’s not really important. What’s important is why we broke up, well, why I broke up with him. You see, he… we were about to do stuff and I didn’t want to go any further, but he didn’t want to stop. He didn’t think I could stop him.” She waited as Derek let the story sink in.
    “How did you stop him?” Derek asked, concern in his eyes.
    “That’s the weird part, I…I cant remember. I remember him…” She paused and held back the tears of anger and betrayal that threatened to tear her strength away. “He pinned me down, he was so heavy, I couldn’t move, or breathe and I could feel him tugging my clothes. I was so angry, I remember the anger, and I just blacked out. I woke up at my dads house in San Francisco the next day, fine. No bruising, no pain, nothing. And I knew I had gotten away, but to this day…” at this moment she locked eyes with Derek, “I have no idea how…”
    He kissed her forehead. “I’m, so glad you got away…I promise I would never pressure you into something.”
    “I know…” she whispered. “How late can you stay?” she asked, wishing it was all night.
    “Until you kick me out.” Derek laughed. Marie could feel sleep creeping into her eyes and forcing a yawn.
    “Could you stay until I fall asleep?” 
    “I would love to.”  Derek replied in a voice Marie could listen to forever. She didn’t know how long she laid there, listening to him breathe, listening to his heart beat that wonderful thump, thump, thump, but slowly she sank into sleep.
    She saw Jacobs handsome face in the ally by his apartment, coming in to kiss her lips. All of the sudden the walls were changing around and under them and they were in his room. Jacob laughed and kissed down her neck. Now they’re on the bed. Heavy. Stop. Too fast. Stop it.
    “Come here baby doll.” cooed that gravelly voice that sent chills down her spine. His mouth pushed on her lips, stealing her air. Air. There’s no air. Stop! Hands pushing, who’s hands? Jacob! Anger. Red hot, burning, infectious anger! Nothing…
    Marie sprang up in her bed sweating and breathing heavily. The third time this week Jacob tortured her in her dreams. What happened to her while she was out of it? She’d never had anything like that happen before. Her dad told her she wasn’t like him, only strong and fast…what was happening to her? She reached out for Derek, but realized he wasn’t there…what would he think if he knew?
    hello readers :) im so sorry this took so long, but i had to take a little time off to figure out where i was going with this next, so after a few plot break throughs i was a writing machine. :) enjoy, let me know what you think, I VALUE ALL YOUR OPINIONS!!!!!! thank for reading 

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  3. My heart beats faster when I’m with you
'Cause I know that you would want me to
I swear to hell I’ll never leave
Cause I know one thing
Love is all we need

Chapter 5

Marie

Her mind fuzzed as she kissed him and breathed him in slowly. Suddenly she felt his lips leave hers, she snapped open her eyes and saw his, the size of half dollars, staring at Tess, staring at them. Marie turned back to see Derek’s shocked face mouthing “quiet” to Tess. She stuck out her hip and eyed him, rubbing her fingers and thumb together implying he’d have to pay her off. Marie watched as Derek stood and left the room, going around the kitchen. Then Tess looked at Marie, pursed her lips, and smiled.

“Are you mad?” Marie mouthed from the living room.

“No, I guess not.” Tess mouthed back. 

Marie started breathing again, the last thing she wanted to was to upset Tess. Just then she saw Derek grab Tess’s wrist and yank her to another part of the house. She strained to hear what they were saying but couldn’t over the crackling bacon. She inched into the kitchen, and wondered if Mrs. Hale knew what was going on, and if someone would tell her.

“Something wrong?” Tess’s mom asked as she continued to scurry around the kitchen fixing a meal that seemed enough to feed an army.

“No, I’m fine, why?” Marie was shocked that she had picked up on her hint of worry, strange that she would notice a change.

“No reason.” Mrs. Hale shrugged and moved to stir eggs and flip bacon.

“Oh, no, just sleepy I guess.” Marie replied. 

The sun coming through the windows was gradually growing brighter. The beams warmed her back and she admired Mrs. Hale’s beautiful deep brown hair. She was very pretty and stood almost as tall as Marie, eye level maybe. She hadn’t paid much attention to the details of their family last night, due to certain distractions, but now she saw how Tess and Derek looked like their mom in their own special ways. Tess looked the most obviously like her, but you could see her in Derek’s expressions. Derek, however, looked strikingly similar to his father. Same broad build, same sharp features, and the same green eyes that reminded her of the forest. She wondered how she’d gotten so lucky. Tess strolled into the room and sprang onto the stool next to her. Meanwhile, Derek walked into the living room and stretched out on the couch changing the channels to the TV. She looked inquisitively at Tess and was answered with a shrug. What did Derek say? Was Tess mad at him? Would this change his mind? She had to know. 

“Hey mom, can I have some of that?” Tess asked.

“Well good morning to you too.” Her mom replied as she slid a plate full of eggs and bacon under Tess’s nose and walked away with it.

“Moooommmaa pleassse.” Tess whined in response to the teasing. 

“Ok, ok, ok.” she laughed as she laid the food in front of her.

“So, how did you girls sleep? You weren’t cold were you?” questioned  Mrs. Hale.

“No mom.” Tess answered.

“No, no we weren’t cold Mrs. Hale, it was fine.” 

“Well good, we couldn’t have our girls turning to popsicles now could we?” Mrs. Hale laughed. Marie watched as Alex, Chloe, and Ann walked around the corner bickering and talking loudly. They grabbed a plate of food and continue into the living room where they fought over the remote until Derek snatched it from Alex. Bean, however, stuck her head around the wall, and peaked into the kitchen mischievously.

“PSST! PSSST,” said the little girl, trying to get their attention. Tess, Marie, and Mrs. Hale all stared at Bean, wondering what she was doing.

“Momma. Psst! Moooommmaa. I smell food.” She said in hushed tone.

“Well baby, that would be because I’m cooking food.” her mom deadpanned, trying not to chuckle.

“Is it for us? Can we eat it?!” She said excitedly as she hopped out from behind the wall. 

“Yes, this is for you. Come and get some before it gets cold!” 

“Yaaay! Yum, yum, yuuuum, yummy!” she sang as she sprung out, right in front of Mrs. Hale with both hands out stretched. She looked at Marie and Tess an shook her head.

“I swear, I do feed her.” She joked as she turned to finish cleaning up the food. Marie wished she had a sister like that- all she had was Lauren, who was always out somewhere doing something with no one she cared about. She wondered if Tess and Derek knew how lucky they really were. They walked into the living room and sat on the couch with everyone. After ten minutes of bickering they finally decided to watch Hercules on nick toons. When the movie was over Marie elbowed Tess.

“Tess, lets go upstairs.” Marie said, hoping for answers. They practically ran up the stairs and into Tess’s room. The girls bounced on Tess’s bed and laid on their backs, until she sat up and grabbed Tess by the shoulders.

“What did he say? What did you say?” Marie demanded.

“Why are you asking all the questions?! I’m the one who ran in on you and my brother! Wait, what about that guy, the one you said you liked a couple weeks ago? Was that Derek?!” Tess said with accusing eyes.

“Um, yeah, I guess so.” she let out a laugh as she rubbed the back of her neck with a sheepish look on her face. “But I didn’t know it was your brother at the time.”

“Wow, so is it like you guys just kissed, or what?” She didn’t know how much to tell, she didn’t want to make trouble for Derek.

“Well, he asked me out for next Friday, but I don’t know what that means really.” 

“I can tell you it means something, he hardly ever asks girls out, he must really like you. Wow.” Really?! She couldn’t believe it, he was so good looking! He could have any girl!

“Tess what did he say to you?” Marie halfway begged.

“Oh, nothing important, don’t worry, he just asked me to keep it on the down low until things are for sure.”

“For sure? What does that mean?” Oh crap, what if he just wants someone to fool around with? What if he wants it on the down low because he isn’t sure he really likes her enough?

“Nothing bad, I know my brother way better then I wish I ever did, and I know he likes you. Unfortunately that’s what sixteen years in the same house will do to a person.”  Tess mumbled sarcastically.

“Oh, ok…good.” Marie said softly as she sat on Tess’s bed next to her. She looked down at her phone and allowed the anxiety to find its way to the surface.

“You really like him don’t you…”Tess asked as she leaned over and saw her face.

“Yeah, I really like him…” Marie sighed. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. The pair searched crazily for the offending device before they missed the call.

“Hey mom.” Marie said breathlessly, surprised to hear from her, sure her mother would be busy at work.

“Hey Marie, I need you to come home by noon alright? You have chores you haven’t finished.”

“Ok, are you still at work?”

“Ya, I’m sorry Marie, I don’t think I’ll get home until six or seven, can you make dinner again tonight?”

“Ya, its cool, see you when you get home…” she said, disappointed.

“Thank you, love you sweetie.” Her mom rushed.

“Lov-” Click. And like that her fairy tale was over. Oh well, even Cinderella had to go home sometime, right? She looked at her phone clock and sighed, 11:39. Might as well leave now. 

“Hey, Tess can you give me a ride home?” Marie asked.

“Now?” Tess’s said a little confused.

“Ya, I have chores to finish.” She stood and picked up her bag.

“Sure, come on.” She gathered her things and they went down stairs. As they walked into the kitchen she caught Derek’s eye and couldn’t help but smile.

“Hey mom, can I give Marie a ride home?” Tess asked.

“What happened to helping me with lunch?” Her mom answered as she looked up to the girls and motioned to the food engulfing the counter.

“Well I-”

“I can take her.” They all turned as Derek walked in and took Marie’s bag. “I don’t mind, really.”

“Well, that could work, ya ok,” Mrs. Hale said slowly, “Is that ok Marie?” Mrs. Hale asked.

“Ya that’s fine.” She said coolly, trying as hard as she could to contain her excitement.

“Lets go.” Derek said with a smile. As he walked out of the kitchen and to the front door, she walked behind him and loved the way he held himself full of confidence, the way his hips swung just the slightest bit and the way he looked in the sun. He turned his head, smiled at her, and let a little laugh slip before he turned to put her bag in the bed of a small Chevy truck and open the door for her.

“Thank you.” she said as she tried to hide her blush.

“You’re welcome.” He jogged around the front end and jumped in the drivers seat. When he started the old Chevy, the engine roared and a good layer of dust from the hood rose up and sank to the ground.

“I like the truck, is it yours?” she asked, curious if he would appreciate something so unique.

“Ya, I just bought it. You have no idea how long it look me to save up enough even for this. One day I want a really nice car, but right now this will do perfectly.” She stretched her denim covered legs out in front of herself and yawned. 

“What kind?” Marie wondered out loud.

“Oh, something nice, I’m not really sure yet though. What about you? If you could have any car, what would it be?” 

“A corvette. I love corvettes.” she answered. 

“What about places, what’s your favorite place?” he asked. She looked over at him, and thought about what place made her happiest.

“I would have to say San Diego, I went a couple years ago and loved it. I love the beach, and the people, the ocean, its all so beautiful. I’ve wanted to go back, but I haven’t had the chance.” She made a mental note to try and go sometime this summer.

“That’s cool, I love the beach, we used to go a lot when I was little. We still go in the summer sometimes.” Marie noticed herself scooting closer to him and decided it was so she could hear better. They came to a stop light and he turned and looked at her.

“Are you cold? Here you can have this.” He said as he started taking off his jacket.

“No, its ok. Thank you though.” Just then the light turned green. 

“Hey, what do you wanna do on Friday? How’s a movie?” he asked.

“That would be awesome, thanks, how bout six?”

“It’s a date.” He replied with a warm smile. They pulled up to her house she hopped out of the truck and grabbed her bag from the back.

“I coulda done that.” Derek said, walking around to the side of the truck and leaning his back on it.

“Oh, I forgot.” Marie said, feeling a little embarrassed. “Your mom did a good job teaching you how to treat a lady.” She told him as she slid close enough for their arms to touch.

He reached down and grabbed Marie’s hand, melting the skin where they touched, and brought it to his face. “Well, you see, she told me if I ever wanted to get to know someone better, to act like a gentleman, and they’d want to know me too.” He kissed her hand and smiled. 

“See yyou at school…” she managed, as she tried desperately to remember how to breathe.  He grinned and walked back to the drivers side, and like that, he was gone.

Marie felt like lightning had struck her, melting the souls of her converse to the concrete. She trudged to the door, clinging to that moment with all of her will. She unlocked the door and threw her bag on the floor before she leaned on the wall and slip to ground and let out and enormous sigh of happiness.

~~~

Derek

He pressed her hand to his lips before he smiled and walked back to his car. He laughed as he drove away, and he couldn’t believe he was actually pulling this off. He pulled into the driveway with and enormous grin and walked into the house feeling like he was miles high.

“Well, well, well.” Laughed Mrs. Hale as he walked into the kitchen. “Look who’s all smiley.”

“Shut up mom…” he said sheepishly.

“Hmmmm.” she said as he walked out. 

He went up to his room, sprawled himself on his bed and let his imagination loose. Knock. Knock. Knock. Derek rolled off his bed and walked to the door. 

“Hey.” he said to his dad.

“Hey wanna go with me on a run?”

“Yeah, sure, couple a minutes.” Derek said.

“Ok, I’ll be outside.” 

Derek changed into some running shorts and a work out shirt and walked down stairs and out to the porch. He jogged over to his dad and they started on their way. He ran behind his dad for about three miles, trying to catch up, before they stopped by a creek. His dad chuckled and laced his fingers together around the back of his head.

“Almost 45 and I still beat you.” his dad teased.

“Pshhh. I so let you win. I could win if I wanted.” he scoffed. He walked over to some rocks by the creek bed and sat down.

“So who is this girl your mom was trying to tell me about?”

“God, does anyone not know my business?! You cant hide anything in this house.” 

“Well it is full of werewolves, I’m not surprised… So?”

“It’s Tess’s friend. The one who slept over last night…” he confessed. “I mean, I liked her before that, but I kinda made a move today, I asked her on a date for next Friday. I don’t know what it is about her, I just feel this pull, like I’m just so happy around her, for no reason, she just brightens the room and I can‘t help but…feel like I’m falling for her.”

“Hmm, interesting…” He said as he nodded his head and got some water. “You be careful ok? I trust you… wait no I don’t, just be careful.”

“Don’t worry dad, I wont get anyone pregnant.”

“Well, I wasn’t worried about that, but now that you say so-”

“Dad, it will be ok. I’m being a gentleman, no one’s heart will be broken, and no one will get pregnant, I promise.”

“Ohhhh kaaay.” his dad laughed.

“I bet I can beat you to the house.” taunted Derek.

“I bet you can’t!” And they both took off, running at full speed and dodging around trees to get to the house before the other. Not even breaking a sweat Mr. Hale bounded on the porch making a loud thump.

“I told you I could beat you!” he scoffed.

“What ever! I just…got a cramp. Hey, can Josh come over?” Derek asked.

“I don’t see why not.”

“Cool, thanks.” he replied as he jumped up the stairs. He got out his phone and texted Josh that he could come over. Ten minutes later the door swung open and Josh walked in. 

“Hey guys!” Josh said as he walked through the kitchen.

“Hey Josh!” The kids yelled in unison. 

“Hey man, long time no see, what its been a whole week since you’ve been over here?” Derek joked with a smile. He loved that his parents allowed his best friend to practically live at their house and didn’t have a probable sharing their secret with him.

“I know right, a whole six days since I’ve harassed any one here.” Josh said as grabbed Bean and tickled her in his arms. She giggled and squirmed and Josh put her back on the couch. The two boys snickered and walked into the front room and up the stairs. They walked into his room and Josh sat on the computer chair and spun in a couple circles before coming to a stop. 

“Hey man, did you guys ever find out what was up with that spiral in the woods?” Josh asked.

“No, my dad thinks it might have something to do with one of the other packs, he doesn’t know of anything that would provoke something like that though.” he replied. He thought about telling him that he thought it might have something to do with Kate, but decided against it. 

“Weird. So where’s your sister? And have her and Dylan broken up yet?” Derek could hear the thumping of Tess’s light foot steps as Josh finished his sentence.

“I can hear you Josh! And me and Dylan are great! Your face may not be so great when I tell Dylan!” Tess threatened from the other room.

“Just kidding, I was just kidding!” Josh yelled to Tess. Josh turned Derek, “Seriously though?” Josh mouthed. He got off the bed and shoved his friend.

“So, uh, guess who has a date for Friday?” Derek half way bragged.

“You’re mom?” Josh scoffed.

“Shut up, no its me.”

“Oh really? Ok Romeo who is this date you have? Is she hot?”

“Yeah, she is… her name is Marie. She’s actually that girl, the one I noticed when we first got back from Christmas break. But she’s more then hot, she has depth too, that’s more then we can say for half the girls at our school.” the boys laughed together. 

“That’s cool, what are you guys going to do?”

“See a movie. Lets go down stairs and eat lunch.” Derek suggested. “I’m starving…” his stomach growled and they went down stairs and strolled into the kitchen where Mrs. Hale was passing out burgers. 

“Thanks mom.” Derek said as be began piling in the massive burger.

“Thanks mom.” Josh said as he ate his normal sized burger.

“No problem boys, where would I be if I wasn’t constantly feeding teenagers?”

“Bored.” They said at the same time through a mouthful of meat.

~~~

Marie 

“Hey Marie!” Marie’s mom yelled as she stumbled through the door.

“Dinner’s ready, I ate already though, and so did Lauren.” 

“Oh, its ok. I, uh, have a date…” her mom said at she shuffled through the kitchen and to her room with Marie trailing behind her.

“Wow, really?” Marie said, confused.

“Ya, with a guy I met down at my work, he‘s a sheriff.” Marie followed her mom into her closet and her mom changed into something more casual.

“Cool, I uh, have date too, next Friday… with Tess’s older brother.” She walked over to the mirror and tucked her hair behind her ears and caught her mom looking at her. “What.”

“Nothing…so how did that happen?” her mom asked.

“Um, actually he just asked. It was weird, it just happened.” she explained to her mom.

“That’s really nice sweetie, I hope you have a great time.” Ding dong. Her mom swiped on a few last brushes of mascara and Marie followed her to the door.

“Hi. Come in and meet my daughters. I’ll go get my youngest. ” Her mom said to a relatively good looking man who could be in his mid to late forties as he stepped in the door. He looked at Marie with a warm smile and shook her hand.

“I’m Marie, my younger sister is Lauren.” She smiled back at him, he seemed nice enough, and wouldn’t mind him around if things got serious.

“It’s very nice to meet you Marie, I’m Sheriff Stalinski.” 

    My heart beats faster when I’m with you

    'Cause I know that you would want me to

    I swear to hell I’ll never leave

    Cause I know one thing

    Love is all we need

    Chapter 5
    Marie
    Her mind fuzzed as she kissed him and breathed him in slowly. Suddenly she felt his lips leave hers, she snapped open her eyes and saw his, the size of half dollars, staring at Tess, staring at them. Marie turned back to see Derek’s shocked face mouthing “quiet” to Tess. She stuck out her hip and eyed him, rubbing her fingers and thumb together implying he’d have to pay her off. Marie watched as Derek stood and left the room, going around the kitchen. Then Tess looked at Marie, pursed her lips, and smiled.
    “Are you mad?” Marie mouthed from the living room.
    “No, I guess not.” Tess mouthed back. 
    Marie started breathing again, the last thing she wanted to was to upset Tess. Just then she saw Derek grab Tess’s wrist and yank her to another part of the house. She strained to hear what they were saying but couldn’t over the crackling bacon. She inched into the kitchen, and wondered if Mrs. Hale knew what was going on, and if someone would tell her.
    “Something wrong?” Tess’s mom asked as she continued to scurry around the kitchen fixing a meal that seemed enough to feed an army.
    “No, I’m fine, why?” Marie was shocked that she had picked up on her hint of worry, strange that she would notice a change.
    “No reason.” Mrs. Hale shrugged and moved to stir eggs and flip bacon.
    “Oh, no, just sleepy I guess.” Marie replied. 
    The sun coming through the windows was gradually growing brighter. The beams warmed her back and she admired Mrs. Hale’s beautiful deep brown hair. She was very pretty and stood almost as tall as Marie, eye level maybe. She hadn’t paid much attention to the details of their family last night, due to certain distractions, but now she saw how Tess and Derek looked like their mom in their own special ways. Tess looked the most obviously like her, but you could see her in Derek’s expressions. Derek, however, looked strikingly similar to his father. Same broad build, same sharp features, and the same green eyes that reminded her of the forest. She wondered how she’d gotten so lucky. Tess strolled into the room and sprang onto the stool next to her. Meanwhile, Derek walked into the living room and stretched out on the couch changing the channels to the TV. She looked inquisitively at Tess and was answered with a shrug. What did Derek say? Was Tess mad at him? Would this change his mind? She had to know. 
    “Hey mom, can I have some of that?” Tess asked.
    “Well good morning to you too.” Her mom replied as she slid a plate full of eggs and bacon under Tess’s nose and walked away with it.
    “Moooommmaa pleassse.” Tess whined in response to the teasing. 
    “Ok, ok, ok.” she laughed as she laid the food in front of her.
    “So, how did you girls sleep? You weren’t cold were you?” questioned  Mrs. Hale.
    “No mom.” Tess answered.
    “No, no we weren’t cold Mrs. Hale, it was fine.” 
    “Well good, we couldn’t have our girls turning to popsicles now could we?” Mrs. Hale laughed. Marie watched as Alex, Chloe, and Ann walked around the corner bickering and talking loudly. They grabbed a plate of food and continue into the living room where they fought over the remote until Derek snatched it from Alex. Bean, however, stuck her head around the wall, and peaked into the kitchen mischievously.
    “PSST! PSSST,” said the little girl, trying to get their attention. Tess, Marie, and Mrs. Hale all stared at Bean, wondering what she was doing.
    “Momma. Psst! Moooommmaa. I smell food.” She said in hushed tone.
    “Well baby, that would be because I’m cooking food.” her mom deadpanned, trying not to chuckle.
    “Is it for us? Can we eat it?!” She said excitedly as she hopped out from behind the wall. 
    “Yes, this is for you. Come and get some before it gets cold!” 
    “Yaaay! Yum, yum, yuuuum, yummy!” she sang as she sprung out, right in front of Mrs. Hale with both hands out stretched. She looked at Marie and Tess an shook her head.
    “I swear, I do feed her.” She joked as she turned to finish cleaning up the food. Marie wished she had a sister like that- all she had was Lauren, who was always out somewhere doing something with no one she cared about. She wondered if Tess and Derek knew how lucky they really were. They walked into the living room and sat on the couch with everyone. After ten minutes of bickering they finally decided to watch Hercules on nick toons. When the movie was over Marie elbowed Tess.
    “Tess, lets go upstairs.” Marie said, hoping for answers. They practically ran up the stairs and into Tess’s room. The girls bounced on Tess’s bed and laid on their backs, until she sat up and grabbed Tess by the shoulders.
    “What did he say? What did you say?” Marie demanded.
    “Why are you asking all the questions?! I’m the one who ran in on you and my brother! Wait, what about that guy, the one you said you liked a couple weeks ago? Was that Derek?!” Tess said with accusing eyes.
    “Um, yeah, I guess so.” she let out a laugh as she rubbed the back of her neck with a sheepish look on her face. “But I didn’t know it was your brother at the time.”
    “Wow, so is it like you guys just kissed, or what?” She didn’t know how much to tell, she didn’t want to make trouble for Derek.
    “Well, he asked me out for next Friday, but I don’t know what that means really.” 
    “I can tell you it means something, he hardly ever asks girls out, he must really like you. Wow.” Really?! She couldn’t believe it, he was so good looking! He could have any girl!
    “Tess what did he say to you?” Marie halfway begged.
    “Oh, nothing important, don’t worry, he just asked me to keep it on the down low until things are for sure.”
    “For sure? What does that mean?” Oh crap, what if he just wants someone to fool around with? What if he wants it on the down low because he isn’t sure he really likes her enough?
    “Nothing bad, I know my brother way better then I wish I ever did, and I know he likes you. Unfortunately that’s what sixteen years in the same house will do to a person.”  Tess mumbled sarcastically.
    “Oh, ok…good.” Marie said softly as she sat on Tess’s bed next to her. She looked down at her phone and allowed the anxiety to find its way to the surface.
    “You really like him don’t you…”Tess asked as she leaned over and saw her face.
    “Yeah, I really like him…” Marie sighed. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. The pair searched crazily for the offending device before they missed the call.
    “Hey mom.” Marie said breathlessly, surprised to hear from her, sure her mother would be busy at work.
    “Hey Marie, I need you to come home by noon alright? You have chores you haven’t finished.”
    “Ok, are you still at work?”
    “Ya, I’m sorry Marie, I don’t think I’ll get home until six or seven, can you make dinner again tonight?”
    “Ya, its cool, see you when you get home…” she said, disappointed.
    “Thank you, love you sweetie.” Her mom rushed.
    “Lov-” Click. And like that her fairy tale was over. Oh well, even Cinderella had to go home sometime, right? She looked at her phone clock and sighed, 11:39. Might as well leave now. 
    “Hey, Tess can you give me a ride home?” Marie asked.
    “Now?” Tess’s said a little confused.
    “Ya, I have chores to finish.” She stood and picked up her bag.
    “Sure, come on.” She gathered her things and they went down stairs. As they walked into the kitchen she caught Derek’s eye and couldn’t help but smile.
    “Hey mom, can I give Marie a ride home?” Tess asked.
    “What happened to helping me with lunch?” Her mom answered as she looked up to the girls and motioned to the food engulfing the counter.
    “Well I-”
    “I can take her.” They all turned as Derek walked in and took Marie’s bag. “I don’t mind, really.”
    “Well, that could work, ya ok,” Mrs. Hale said slowly, “Is that ok Marie?” Mrs. Hale asked.
    “Ya that’s fine.” She said coolly, trying as hard as she could to contain her excitement.
    “Lets go.” Derek said with a smile. As he walked out of the kitchen and to the front door, she walked behind him and loved the way he held himself full of confidence, the way his hips swung just the slightest bit and the way he looked in the sun. He turned his head, smiled at her, and let a little laugh slip before he turned to put her bag in the bed of a small Chevy truck and open the door for her.
    “Thank you.” she said as she tried to hide her blush.
    “You’re welcome.” He jogged around the front end and jumped in the drivers seat. When he started the old Chevy, the engine roared and a good layer of dust from the hood rose up and sank to the ground.
    “I like the truck, is it yours?” she asked, curious if he would appreciate something so unique.
    “Ya, I just bought it. You have no idea how long it look me to save up enough even for this. One day I want a really nice car, but right now this will do perfectly.” She stretched her denim covered legs out in front of herself and yawned. 
    “What kind?” Marie wondered out loud.
    “Oh, something nice, I’m not really sure yet though. What about you? If you could have any car, what would it be?” 
    “A corvette. I love corvettes.” she answered. 
    “What about places, what’s your favorite place?” he asked. She looked over at him, and thought about what place made her happiest.
    “I would have to say San Diego, I went a couple years ago and loved it. I love the beach, and the people, the ocean, its all so beautiful. I’ve wanted to go back, but I haven’t had the chance.” She made a mental note to try and go sometime this summer.
    “That’s cool, I love the beach, we used to go a lot when I was little. We still go in the summer sometimes.” Marie noticed herself scooting closer to him and decided it was so she could hear better. They came to a stop light and he turned and looked at her.
    “Are you cold? Here you can have this.” He said as he started taking off his jacket.
    “No, its ok. Thank you though.” Just then the light turned green. 
    “Hey, what do you wanna do on Friday? How’s a movie?” he asked.
    “That would be awesome, thanks, how bout six?”
    “It’s a date.” He replied with a warm smile. They pulled up to her house she hopped out of the truck and grabbed her bag from the back.
    “I coulda done that.” Derek said, walking around to the side of the truck and leaning his back on it.
    “Oh, I forgot.” Marie said, feeling a little embarrassed. “Your mom did a good job teaching you how to treat a lady.” She told him as she slid close enough for their arms to touch.
    He reached down and grabbed Marie’s hand, melting the skin where they touched, and brought it to his face. “Well, you see, she told me if I ever wanted to get to know someone better, to act like a gentleman, and they’d want to know me too.” He kissed her hand and smiled. 
    “See yyou at school…” she managed, as she tried desperately to remember how to breathe.  He grinned and walked back to the drivers side, and like that, he was gone.
    Marie felt like lightning had struck her, melting the souls of her converse to the concrete. She trudged to the door, clinging to that moment with all of her will. She unlocked the door and threw her bag on the floor before she leaned on the wall and slip to ground and let out and enormous sigh of happiness.
    ~~~
    Derek
    He pressed her hand to his lips before he smiled and walked back to his car. He laughed as he drove away, and he couldn’t believe he was actually pulling this off. He pulled into the driveway with and enormous grin and walked into the house feeling like he was miles high.
    “Well, well, well.” Laughed Mrs. Hale as he walked into the kitchen. “Look who’s all smiley.”
    “Shut up mom…” he said sheepishly.
    “Hmmmm.” she said as he walked out. 
    He went up to his room, sprawled himself on his bed and let his imagination loose. Knock. Knock. Knock. Derek rolled off his bed and walked to the door. 
    “Hey.” he said to his dad.
    “Hey wanna go with me on a run?”
    “Yeah, sure, couple a minutes.” Derek said.
    “Ok, I’ll be outside.” 
    Derek changed into some running shorts and a work out shirt and walked down stairs and out to the porch. He jogged over to his dad and they started on their way. He ran behind his dad for about three miles, trying to catch up, before they stopped by a creek. His dad chuckled and laced his fingers together around the back of his head.
    “Almost 45 and I still beat you.” his dad teased.
    “Pshhh. I so let you win. I could win if I wanted.” he scoffed. He walked over to some rocks by the creek bed and sat down.
    “So who is this girl your mom was trying to tell me about?”
    “God, does anyone not know my business?! You cant hide anything in this house.” 
    “Well it is full of werewolves, I’m not surprised… So?”
    “It’s Tess’s friend. The one who slept over last night…” he confessed. “I mean, I liked her before that, but I kinda made a move today, I asked her on a date for next Friday. I don’t know what it is about her, I just feel this pull, like I’m just so happy around her, for no reason, she just brightens the room and I can‘t help but…feel like I’m falling for her.”
    “Hmm, interesting…” He said as he nodded his head and got some water. “You be careful ok? I trust you… wait no I don’t, just be careful.”
    “Don’t worry dad, I wont get anyone pregnant.”
    “Well, I wasn’t worried about that, but now that you say so-”
    “Dad, it will be ok. I’m being a gentleman, no one’s heart will be broken, and no one will get pregnant, I promise.”
    “Ohhhh kaaay.” his dad laughed.
    “I bet I can beat you to the house.” taunted Derek.
    “I bet you can’t!” And they both took off, running at full speed and dodging around trees to get to the house before the other. Not even breaking a sweat Mr. Hale bounded on the porch making a loud thump.
    “I told you I could beat you!” he scoffed.
    “What ever! I just…got a cramp. Hey, can Josh come over?” Derek asked.
    “I don’t see why not.”
    “Cool, thanks.” he replied as he jumped up the stairs. He got out his phone and texted Josh that he could come over. Ten minutes later the door swung open and Josh walked in. 
    “Hey guys!” Josh said as he walked through the kitchen.
    “Hey Josh!” The kids yelled in unison. 
    “Hey man, long time no see, what its been a whole week since you’ve been over here?” Derek joked with a smile. He loved that his parents allowed his best friend to practically live at their house and didn’t have a probable sharing their secret with him.
    “I know right, a whole six days since I’ve harassed any one here.” Josh said as grabbed Bean and tickled her in his arms. She giggled and squirmed and Josh put her back on the couch. The two boys snickered and walked into the front room and up the stairs. They walked into his room and Josh sat on the computer chair and spun in a couple circles before coming to a stop. 
    “Hey man, did you guys ever find out what was up with that spiral in the woods?” Josh asked.
    “No, my dad thinks it might have something to do with one of the other packs, he doesn’t know of anything that would provoke something like that though.” he replied. He thought about telling him that he thought it might have something to do with Kate, but decided against it. 
    “Weird. So where’s your sister? And have her and Dylan broken up yet?” Derek could hear the thumping of Tess’s light foot steps as Josh finished his sentence.
    “I can hear you Josh! And me and Dylan are great! Your face may not be so great when I tell Dylan!” Tess threatened from the other room.
    “Just kidding, I was just kidding!” Josh yelled to Tess. Josh turned Derek, “Seriously though?” Josh mouthed. He got off the bed and shoved his friend.
    “So, uh, guess who has a date for Friday?” Derek half way bragged.
    “You’re mom?” Josh scoffed.
    “Shut up, no its me.”
    “Oh really? Ok Romeo who is this date you have? Is she hot?”
    “Yeah, she is… her name is Marie. She’s actually that girl, the one I noticed when we first got back from Christmas break. But she’s more then hot, she has depth too, that’s more then we can say for half the girls at our school.” the boys laughed together. 
    “That’s cool, what are you guys going to do?”
    “See a movie. Lets go down stairs and eat lunch.” Derek suggested. “I’m starving…” his stomach growled and they went down stairs and strolled into the kitchen where Mrs. Hale was passing out burgers. 
    “Thanks mom.” Derek said as be began piling in the massive burger.
    “Thanks mom.” Josh said as he ate his normal sized burger.
    “No problem boys, where would I be if I wasn’t constantly feeding teenagers?”
    “Bored.” They said at the same time through a mouthful of meat.
    ~~~
    Marie 
    “Hey Marie!” Marie’s mom yelled as she stumbled through the door.
    “Dinner’s ready, I ate already though, and so did Lauren.” 
    “Oh, its ok. I, uh, have a date…” her mom said at she shuffled through the kitchen and to her room with Marie trailing behind her.
    “Wow, really?” Marie said, confused.
    “Ya, with a guy I met down at my work, he‘s a sheriff.” Marie followed her mom into her closet and her mom changed into something more casual.
    “Cool, I uh, have date too, next Friday… with Tess’s older brother.” She walked over to the mirror and tucked her hair behind her ears and caught her mom looking at her. “What.”
    “Nothing…so how did that happen?” her mom asked.
    “Um, actually he just asked. It was weird, it just happened.” she explained to her mom.
    “That’s really nice sweetie, I hope you have a great time.” Ding dong. Her mom swiped on a few last brushes of mascara and Marie followed her to the door.
    “Hi. Come in and meet my daughters. I’ll go get my youngest. ” Her mom said to a relatively good looking man who could be in his mid to late forties as he stepped in the door. He looked at Marie with a warm smile and shook her hand.
    “I’m Marie, my younger sister is Lauren.” She smiled back at him, he seemed nice enough, and wouldn’t mind him around if things got serious.
    “It’s very nice to meet you Marie, I’m Sheriff Stalinski.” 

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Don’t you want to come with me?Don’t you want to feel my bones on your bones?It’s only natural.Don’t you want to swim with me?Don’t you want to feel my skin on your skin?It’s only natural.
 

Chapter 3

Marie
Completely drained, she sluggishly stumbled upon the kitchen. It was eight o’clock by the time she finished her homework (and surfing the web) and dragged herself house side of her sanctuary to see her mom. She heard the T.V. but didn’t recognize what her sister was watching. Marie opened the refrigerator slowly, knowing she was hungry but still not sure what it was she was craving. She saw milk, baked chicken, day old lasagna, and cold pizza from Wednesday. She finally decided on the pizza, knowing the lasagna would be more satisfying, but her laziness won over and pizza was the next best thing.
“I heated up your lasagna.” her mother’s voice whispered softly, startling her. “I know how much you like it.”
Marie looked in the direction of her mother, avoiding eye contact. “Thanks.” She said stiffly, though her mom knew she was sincere. Marie shifted from the counter back to the fridge, returning the pizza to its temporary home. She was drawn to the steamy lasagna and deeply inhaled, letting the comforting scent flood though her nose. Her mom stood in the kitchen as if waiting for something. Marie hated what they had become, but she couldn’t help but feel the slightest bit of resentment towards her, and it occasionally seeped through her façade.
She had grown cold and calloused towards her mom over the summer. She was, after all, directly responsible for her life being uprooted; however pathetic the life she worked so hard for was, it was hers. She didn’t have anything special, but she was happy, truly happy with her small group of close friends in San Francisco. During the summer she had only her sister and her mom. However, her mom was working full time, meaning she really only had her sister.
As the months went by she could feel herself fading into the background. During times like these she would have overwhelmingly large waves of loneliness wash over her, and just wanted to be left alone even more then before. Logically, she knew it wasn’t right to be upset with her mom. She loved her daughters, and provided for them and there really wasn’t anything she could do about them moving. She wasn’t exactly in the position to quit her job just because it would anger her teenager daughter to be moved.
Marie huffed and began eating her lasagna that was no longer steaming. She looked up and saw her there, still in the kitchen, waiting. Her mom was about 5’5, with broad shoulders that matched her build. Although she wasn’t petite, she was beautiful and had maintained her beauty far into her late forties. Everyone said Marie looked just like her mother, but she often had trouble seeing it.
“Yes?” Marie inquired curiously. The sour look on her mothers face told Marie something was wrong, but wasn’t sure if she had caused it or if it was because of another trying day in her frustrating office.
“Are you mad at me, Marie?” She choked out slowly, her frozen mask shattering into a million pieces, making each tiny bit of pain on her face visible to Marie.
“What? Why?” Marie paused in her eating, worried her mom heard those awful thoughts she was having. She knew it was impossible , but the idea of telepathy always entertained her.
“Because it has been a month since school started and you have probably said two words a day to me. I feel like I don’t know anything about you. I…I just feel like I’m losing you.” She stood in front of Marie, unintentionally trapping her between the counter and the fridge.
Marie felt a rush of guilt. Why was she mad at her mom anyways? Marie glanced at her mother-who was far shorter then her, due to the genes she inherited from her father. She couldn’t help but feel ashamed for blaming her. None of this was her fault, she had given up her life as well for their well being. It then dawned on Marie that her mother may feel just as alone as she does.
She set her half eaten plate of lasagna on the counter and walked to her mom. Lying her head on her shoulder and wrapping her arms around her middle, they both stood together ion silence, holding each other like they used to.
“Love you mom.” Marie whispered.
“I love you too baby girl.” Marie planted a kiss on her cheek and released her. After eating the rest of her lasagna she remembered she had to shower and quickly put her dishes in the sink.
Marie walked into the small bathroom and turned on the shower. As the steam began to appear she put on her favorite song and slowly stripped each piece of clothing from her tired body. The full length mirror beside the sink gave her a full view of her pale skin. She stood examining herself and found she was actually pretty content, aside from the tiny bump on her lower abdomen that she could never do enough crunches to get rid of, she really liked her body.
Once she was in she sang along to the seductive lyrics, wishing she had some company in the shower where she stood alone. She washed herself slowly and thoroughly, running her hands over every inch of her skin. The hot water pounded on her pack, relaxing her and putting her at ease. She finished up and stepped out of the shower.
Noticing something on her chest, she straitened her body and looked in the mirror again. She hadn’t noticed before but there were small stretch marks on her right breast, which unfortunately meant she was growing again. Not that she minded that much, but the stretch marks were inconvenient.
She made her way back to her room and put on a purple tank and some underwear, dried her hair and curled up in her bed, relieved to finally be sleeping.
She saw a boy, no a man, in the dark standing before her. She fixed her eyes on his dark, crisp features that she almost recognized. He was very handsome, and before her inhibitions had time to register she was leaning forward into a kiss. He kissed her back, slowly and gently at first, but before her mind could catch up with her actions it became hungry and lustful.
Suddenly there was a wall behind them and she felt him pushing against her. She felt her pulse rising along with her desire. Her breathing quickened and she no longer thought about her actions, but let her body decide. She felt his rough hand on her thigh, driving her heart beat to a pace she never thought possible, and he slowly dragged his fingers upward, caressing her along the way.
She boldly let her tongue escape from her lips into his mouth. She followed his lead and her instincts as they continued. His hand, that was tracing intricate patterns onto her thigh, was trailing up to her hip and worked its way under her shirt. Light fingers grazed her skin, electrifying the air and sending sparks throughout her midsection. Soon his fingers reached her waist, where they grasped her body firmly and pulled her closer.
It was strange that he managed to be gentle and have complete control at the same time. She felt as if she were swimming in the ocean, completely engulfed by something so powerful, so unstoppable, but knowing that she could get out anytime she pleased. Instead, she chose to ride the waves of pleasure for as long as they would last.
She had one arm reaching upward, tightly holding on with the limb laced around his neck. The other was lower, much lower. She started at his shoulder and slowly brought her hand down feeling his strong, taut muscles that she couldn’t believe. She felt his strong abdomen and went lower. Finally, she reached his jeans and slipped the tips of her fingers inside, lightly teasing his lower stomach. She stretched her fingers upward and found what she wanted. ‘Yes!’ She thought. His abs were tight and smooth and she couldn’t keep her hands away from them.
She felt him drag his hand down her stomach, past her belly button and down to her underwear. He slipped his hand inside and began messaging her.
“Oh…Uh.” she moaned. He began fingering her and she arched her back, overwhelmed by the intense pleasure. He added another finger and got rougher with his movements, but she soon realized the rougher he was, the better it felt. He added another finger and continued. She winced at first, but soon the pain was instantly being transferred into pleasure this man was bringing her.
“Oh…Oh god.” She moaned louder. She wanted to go all the way, she wanted with every stitch of her body. As if he heard her request he began roughly pushing her back and she tripped on a bed. They fell onto it and began rapidly removing clothing, as if their lives depended on it.
Soon they were naked and there were no longer any barriers between their bodies. He was heavy on top of her, but she liked it. His skin was warm and smooth, and he smelled of the forest. Lifting himself, he entered her carefully, gently. It was incredible, like nothing she’d ever felt before. Her walls tightened and quivered around him as he moved inside her. He growled, turning her on more then she already was. She moaned again as they made love. She felt her breathing quicken and her entire body tensed, she finally felt the release she had been longing for.
She rolled over in her sleep, only to awaken herself from her amazing dream. She was sweating and breathing rapidly. She sighed disappointedly and looked up at the full moon, wishing more then anything to return to that…
~~~

Derek
He loved the way the leaves crunched underneath his feet as he and his sister ran through the damp forest. Something he loved about California was that they never had much of a winter. Even now in early February, all he needed was a hoodie to stay warm. He liked to keep a steady pace, while his sister Tess was unpredictable and sporadic in her running. Derek breathed in, inhaling the scent of a group of deer about a quarter mile away.
They continued running but suddenly he stopped, motioning for Tess to follow his lead. It was then that they turned, needing to be ready for the hunt. He felt his nails growing and his now massive K-9s were poking out so that he had to let his mouth hang slightly open. They stealthily inched closer to where he smelled the group of dear. Derek’s only focus at that moment was the large buck standing a couple hundred yards from him. In and instant he raced forward tackling the deer and latching onto his neck and breaking it, killing the buck quickly and painlessly.
While he ate, he let his humanity soak away completely and let his animal take over. His mind was clear and he felt at peace here in the forest. He finished up and looked around, unsure of where Tess went. He let out a deep howl, knowing she would respond. He enjoyed times like this, times when he could rely solely on his instincts.
Tess howled from a distance, calling Derek‘s attention towards her. She must have chased her deer a ways before making the kill. He began walking through the woods and suddenly smelled something…off. He jogged up the hill and gaped at the open field below. What he saw shocked him back into his human form. The field was burned…badly, but only in certain spots. He looked closely and saw it was in a perfect spiral.
“Tess!” He yelled with fear in his voice. He ran quickly following her scent. “Teeeess!” He yelled louder. Where was she?! He knew they needed to get back to the pack, more importantly back to his father.
“Derek! Derek what’s’ wrong?!” She asked nervously, genuinely confused.
“Tess, look. Do you know what this is?” He looked around, wondering who did this.
“No… Derek this is freaking me out, lets go home.” She pleaded as she tugged on his jacket.
“Ok, yeah…lets go.” He replied, still looking at the field.
They swiftly ran through the dense woods heading strait for home. Derek felt a million questions buzzing in his head all at once, and had a sickening feeling in the pit of his stomach. Although he couldn’t be sure, he could hear the echo of Kate’s voice. ‘You’ll regret this.’ He turned around one last time before he hit full speed.
They began howling when they were within ear shot and by the time they were at the house his dad and uncle Peter were waiting on the porch. His father looked a lot like him, but had the signs of wisdom and age on his face. Peter looked like family but had taken after his mom and didn’t share the sharp features Derek and his father did. Right now he looked concerned, for it was very rare for a wolf to call that urgently on his own territory. Derek and Tess jerked to a stop as their dad stepped forward.
“What’s wrong?” He urged.
“Dad someone has been on our land, there is a giant spiral burnt into the ground over in a field.”
“Wait. What did you just say?” He turned to Peter with a worried look.
“A spiral, its burnt into the grass. What’s wrong? What does it mean?”
“Nothing, it means nothing…” Derek’s mom stepped out of the house onto the porch and looked to his father.
“What’s the matter?” She questioned. He looked over at his wife lovingly, “Its nothing Katherine, Derek and Tess found something in the woods. Me and Derek will go check it out, don’t worry.” He replied as he pecked her on the cheek. It was obvious that the years they had spent together had only made them more in love.
They ran back to the field as quickly as possible, luckily Derek had no trouble finding the area. His dad and Peter cautiously walked around the charred grass sniffing the air, looking for a scent and mumbling every now and then. He looked around and finally up at Derek.
“Who ever did this knows what we are, and they knew what they were doing.” Peter said coolly. Derek felt spooked, he was glad he was with his dad.
“What is this dad?” He demanded. “What does it mean?”
His dad looked down and shifted the dirt under his shoes. Looking up at Peter and then to Derek he answered, “It means…revenge.”
~~~

Marie
“Hey Tess, did your mom say I could come over today?” Marie questioned. She was excited that she was being accepted into Tess’s group so easily, and was getting close to these girls. Friday night sleepovers were what she missed the most about best friends.
“Ya, she even let me have the car today! We don’t have to ride with Derek after all!” Tess proclaimed excitedly. Although Marie had never seen Tess’s older brother, she sure heard a lot about him.
“Cool, Katy and Bridget will be there right?” Marie wondered aloud.
“Oh I forgot to mention it, they both have plans tonight, its just you and me.” Tess joked seductively as she stretched her arm across the lunch table and walked her fingers up Marie’s arm, causing the girls burst out laughing.
“You’re so goofy Tess, where would I be without you?” she laughed.
“Bored, and lonely…” Tess winked. Marie smirked and laughed again.
The rest of the day flew by, and before Marie could believe it the final bell rang and she was off to the parking lot. She met Tess by the door and they walked silently to her car. They hopped in and shot away from the school. Tess rolled down all the windows, including the sun roof, letting the brisk February air into the car, and blasted “Hips Don’t Lie” on the radio as they drove down the small town roads. They both sang as loudly as they could and Marie couldn’t be happier.
“Friiiiidaaaaay!” Tess yelled at the top of her voice. “THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY!!” Marie stuck her hands up and gave out a whoop in response to Tess’s yelling. They turned onto a dirt road and continued for more then a mile, which had Marie confused.
“Where are we going?” she wondered out loud.
“To my house I told you I lived in the sticks,” She chuckled, “well the sticks of California.”
“Oh” Marie sat back and watched the beautiful scenery go by and wished she lived somewhere this special. Suddenly they came upon a mammoth house that Marie could scarcely take in. She just couldn’t believe its enormous size, what would someone need with this much room? The car rolled to a stop and the girls got out and walked inside.
“Tess!!!!!” Squealed a little girl running up to them and grabbing Tess‘s leg. She looked about six years old and had lighter hair then Tess, but the exact same big brown eyes.
“Hey bean! How was your day little girl?” Tess replied brightly.
“It was good, me and mommy are playing with noodles in the kitchen. Who is this?” She asked, poking Marie in the thigh curiously.
“My name is Marie, I’m gunna sleep over, is that ok?” She asked while bending down to get to eye level. She hoped this little girl liked her enough to want her to stay.
“Yaaaaaaaay!!! A seep over!” She screamed, running into another part of the house. Tess and Marie laughed and followed her into a giant kitchen that looked like it was made to feed an army. The entire house had wood paneling that was beautiful and Marie had a hard time not looking around.
“That was Jillian, but we call her jilly bean, or bean for short. She’s my sister.” They walked in the kitchen and saw one older boy with spiky dirty blonde hair and twin girls who had a caramel brown hair that went down there back and looked exactly alike sitting at a extremely large wooden table eating something. A medium built woman turned around and Marie instantly knew this was Tess’s mom due to their identical eyes.
“Hello! What’s your name again? I’m so sorry, we have so many around here I lose track sometimes.” She said with a warm smile as she went to dry her hands on a towel.
“My name is Marie, we moved here after Christmas. I’m still kind of new.” Marie replied.
“Its very nice to meet you Marie. I’m Katherine.” She explained as she took Marie’s hand comfortably. “We are having spaghetti for dinner, is that ok?” She asked.
“Oh, yeah, that’s fine.” Marie answered. Her and Tess walked over to the table to sit.
“These are my cousins. This is Chloe and Ann,” Tess said motioned to the twins, “they are 11.”
“Hi.” One waved and nudged her sister sitting next to her.
“Oh, uh hi.” said the other twin. One was texting and the other had a Harry Potter book right next to her face.
“Hi.” replied Marie awkwardly.
“And this is Alex, he’s 14.” Alex stayed focused of the video game he held in his hand and completely ignored Tess. “He’ll say hi later. Once he’s back to the land of the living, that is.” They went to the living room and watched a movie for about an hour and a half.
“Come on, lets go up stairs.” The girls jumped from their seats and rounded the corner to the giant stair case in the front entrée. When Tess made it to the top she turned to the left and walked down a hall way to her bedroom, which was twice the size of Marie’s own bedroom.
“Whoa…you’re room is big. Your house is so cool.” Marie said, secretly jealous.
“Ya, I like it, but the only reason we have it is because my grandpa built it, we aren’t rich or anything.” Tess said nonchalantly. Marie inwardly breathed a sigh of relief and laughed at herself for being self conscious.
“Oh, that’s cool.” Marie bounced on Tess’s bed and looked up at the ceiling.
“Sooo, how is Dylan? Mr. Hunk and a half?” Marie joked.
“Hmmm, delicious.” She said with a mischievous grin, “I’ll tell you about it after dinner, lets go.”
“Ok, I’ll meet you down there. Where is your bathroom?” Marie requested.
“Oh its down the hall and next to the stairs.”
Marie slowly made her way down the hall, admiring the house’s beauty along the way. While she was using said bathroom she heard loud footsteps on the stairs and wondered who would be stomping up the stair case so loudly. Suddenly there was a bang at the bathroom door that made her jump.
“Tess!” A deep voice yelled. “Tess god, hurry up!” Marie quickly finished up and swung open the door. ‘No,’ She thought, ‘no, it can’t be. There is no way in hell its him! He’s the guy from my dream!’
“Uh, s-sorry.” She stuttered. As she remembered the details of her dream, her cheeks flooded with heat.

    Don’t you want to come with me?
    Don’t you want to feel my bones on your bones?
    It’s only natural.
    Don’t you want to swim with me?
    Don’t you want to feel my skin on your skin?
    It’s only natural.


     

    Chapter 3

    Marie

    Completely drained, she sluggishly stumbled upon the kitchen. It was eight o’clock by the time she finished her homework (and surfing the web) and dragged herself house side of her sanctuary to see her mom. She heard the T.V. but didn’t recognize what her sister was watching. Marie opened the refrigerator slowly, knowing she was hungry but still not sure what it was she was craving. She saw milk, baked chicken, day old lasagna, and cold pizza from Wednesday. She finally decided on the pizza, knowing the lasagna would be more satisfying, but her laziness won over and pizza was the next best thing.

    “I heated up your lasagna.” her mother’s voice whispered softly, startling her. “I know how much you like it.”

    Marie looked in the direction of her mother, avoiding eye contact. “Thanks.” She said stiffly, though her mom knew she was sincere. Marie shifted from the counter back to the fridge, returning the pizza to its temporary home. She was drawn to the steamy lasagna and deeply inhaled, letting the comforting scent flood though her nose. Her mom stood in the kitchen as if waiting for something. Marie hated what they had become, but she couldn’t help but feel the slightest bit of resentment towards her, and it occasionally seeped through her façade.

    She had grown cold and calloused towards her mom over the summer. She was, after all, directly responsible for her life being uprooted; however pathetic the life she worked so hard for was, it was hers. She didn’t have anything special, but she was happy, truly happy with her small group of close friends in San Francisco. During the summer she had only her sister and her mom. However, her mom was working full time, meaning she really only had her sister.

    As the months went by she could feel herself fading into the background. During times like these she would have overwhelmingly large waves of loneliness wash over her, and just wanted to be left alone even more then before. Logically, she knew it wasn’t right to be upset with her mom. She loved her daughters, and provided for them and there really wasn’t anything she could do about them moving. She wasn’t exactly in the position to quit her job just because it would anger her teenager daughter to be moved.

    Marie huffed and began eating her lasagna that was no longer steaming. She looked up and saw her there, still in the kitchen, waiting. Her mom was about 5’5, with broad shoulders that matched her build. Although she wasn’t petite, she was beautiful and had maintained her beauty far into her late forties. Everyone said Marie looked just like her mother, but she often had trouble seeing it.

    “Yes?” Marie inquired curiously. The sour look on her mothers face told Marie something was wrong, but wasn’t sure if she had caused it or if it was because of another trying day in her frustrating office.

    “Are you mad at me, Marie?” She choked out slowly, her frozen mask shattering into a million pieces, making each tiny bit of pain on her face visible to Marie.

    “What? Why?” Marie paused in her eating, worried her mom heard those awful thoughts she was having. She knew it was impossible , but the idea of telepathy always entertained her.

    “Because it has been a month since school started and you have probably said two words a day to me. I feel like I don’t know anything about you. I…I just feel like I’m losing you.” She stood in front of Marie, unintentionally trapping her between the counter and the fridge.

    Marie felt a rush of guilt. Why was she mad at her mom anyways? Marie glanced at her mother-who was far shorter then her, due to the genes she inherited from her father. She couldn’t help but feel ashamed for blaming her. None of this was her fault, she had given up her life as well for their well being. It then dawned on Marie that her mother may feel just as alone as she does.

    She set her half eaten plate of lasagna on the counter and walked to her mom. Lying her head on her shoulder and wrapping her arms around her middle, they both stood together ion silence, holding each other like they used to.

    “Love you mom.” Marie whispered.

    “I love you too baby girl.” Marie planted a kiss on her cheek and released her. After eating the rest of her lasagna she remembered she had to shower and quickly put her dishes in the sink.

    Marie walked into the small bathroom and turned on the shower. As the steam began to appear she put on her favorite song and slowly stripped each piece of clothing from her tired body. The full length mirror beside the sink gave her a full view of her pale skin. She stood examining herself and found she was actually pretty content, aside from the tiny bump on her lower abdomen that she could never do enough crunches to get rid of, she really liked her body.

    Once she was in she sang along to the seductive lyrics, wishing she had some company in the shower where she stood alone. She washed herself slowly and thoroughly, running her hands over every inch of her skin. The hot water pounded on her pack, relaxing her and putting her at ease. She finished up and stepped out of the shower.

    Noticing something on her chest, she straitened her body and looked in the mirror again. She hadn’t noticed before but there were small stretch marks on her right breast, which unfortunately meant she was growing again. Not that she minded that much, but the stretch marks were inconvenient.

    She made her way back to her room and put on a purple tank and some underwear, dried her hair and curled up in her bed, relieved to finally be sleeping.

    She saw a boy, no a man, in the dark standing before her. She fixed her eyes on his dark, crisp features that she almost recognized. He was very handsome, and before her inhibitions had time to register she was leaning forward into a kiss. He kissed her back, slowly and gently at first, but before her mind could catch up with her actions it became hungry and lustful.

    Suddenly there was a wall behind them and she felt him pushing against her. She felt her pulse rising along with her desire. Her breathing quickened and she no longer thought about her actions, but let her body decide. She felt his rough hand on her thigh, driving her heart beat to a pace she never thought possible, and he slowly dragged his fingers upward, caressing her along the way.

    She boldly let her tongue escape from her lips into his mouth. She followed his lead and her instincts as they continued. His hand, that was tracing intricate patterns onto her thigh, was trailing up to her hip and worked its way under her shirt. Light fingers grazed her skin, electrifying the air and sending sparks throughout her midsection. Soon his fingers reached her waist, where they grasped her body firmly and pulled her closer.

    It was strange that he managed to be gentle and have complete control at the same time. She felt as if she were swimming in the ocean, completely engulfed by something so powerful, so unstoppable, but knowing that she could get out anytime she pleased. Instead, she chose to ride the waves of pleasure for as long as they would last.

    She had one arm reaching upward, tightly holding on with the limb laced around his neck. The other was lower, much lower. She started at his shoulder and slowly brought her hand down feeling his strong, taut muscles that she couldn’t believe. She felt his strong abdomen and went lower. Finally, she reached his jeans and slipped the tips of her fingers inside, lightly teasing his lower stomach. She stretched her fingers upward and found what she wanted. ‘Yes!’ She thought. His abs were tight and smooth and she couldn’t keep her hands away from them.

    She felt him drag his hand down her stomach, past her belly button and down to her underwear. He slipped his hand inside and began messaging her.

    “Oh…Uh.” she moaned. He began fingering her and she arched her back, overwhelmed by the intense pleasure. He added another finger and got rougher with his movements, but she soon realized the rougher he was, the better it felt. He added another finger and continued. She winced at first, but soon the pain was instantly being transferred into pleasure this man was bringing her.

    “Oh…Oh god.” She moaned louder. She wanted to go all the way, she wanted with every stitch of her body. As if he heard her request he began roughly pushing her back and she tripped on a bed. They fell onto it and began rapidly removing clothing, as if their lives depended on it.

    Soon they were naked and there were no longer any barriers between their bodies. He was heavy on top of her, but she liked it. His skin was warm and smooth, and he smelled of the forest. Lifting himself, he entered her carefully, gently. It was incredible, like nothing she’d ever felt before. Her walls tightened and quivered around him as he moved inside her. He growled, turning her on more then she already was. She moaned again as they made love. She felt her breathing quicken and her entire body tensed, she finally felt the release she had been longing for.

    She rolled over in her sleep, only to awaken herself from her amazing dream. She was sweating and breathing rapidly. She sighed disappointedly and looked up at the full moon, wishing more then anything to return to that…

    ~~~

    Derek

    He loved the way the leaves crunched underneath his feet as he and his sister ran through the damp forest. Something he loved about California was that they never had much of a winter. Even now in early February, all he needed was a hoodie to stay warm. He liked to keep a steady pace, while his sister Tess was unpredictable and sporadic in her running. Derek breathed in, inhaling the scent of a group of deer about a quarter mile away.

    They continued running but suddenly he stopped, motioning for Tess to follow his lead. It was then that they turned, needing to be ready for the hunt. He felt his nails growing and his now massive K-9s were poking out so that he had to let his mouth hang slightly open. They stealthily inched closer to where he smelled the group of dear. Derek’s only focus at that moment was the large buck standing a couple hundred yards from him. In and instant he raced forward tackling the deer and latching onto his neck and breaking it, killing the buck quickly and painlessly.

    While he ate, he let his humanity soak away completely and let his animal take over. His mind was clear and he felt at peace here in the forest. He finished up and looked around, unsure of where Tess went. He let out a deep howl, knowing she would respond. He enjoyed times like this, times when he could rely solely on his instincts.

    Tess howled from a distance, calling Derek‘s attention towards her. She must have chased her deer a ways before making the kill. He began walking through the woods and suddenly smelled something…off. He jogged up the hill and gaped at the open field below. What he saw shocked him back into his human form. The field was burned…badly, but only in certain spots. He looked closely and saw it was in a perfect spiral.

    “Tess!” He yelled with fear in his voice. He ran quickly following her scent. “Teeeess!” He yelled louder. Where was she?! He knew they needed to get back to the pack, more importantly back to his father.

    “Derek! Derek what’s’ wrong?!” She asked nervously, genuinely confused.

    “Tess, look. Do you know what this is?” He looked around, wondering who did this.

    “No… Derek this is freaking me out, lets go home.” She pleaded as she tugged on his jacket.

    “Ok, yeah…lets go.” He replied, still looking at the field.

    They swiftly ran through the dense woods heading strait for home. Derek felt a million questions buzzing in his head all at once, and had a sickening feeling in the pit of his stomach. Although he couldn’t be sure, he could hear the echo of Kate’s voice. ‘You’ll regret this.’ He turned around one last time before he hit full speed.

    They began howling when they were within ear shot and by the time they were at the house his dad and uncle Peter were waiting on the porch. His father looked a lot like him, but had the signs of wisdom and age on his face. Peter looked like family but had taken after his mom and didn’t share the sharp features Derek and his father did. Right now he looked concerned, for it was very rare for a wolf to call that urgently on his own territory. Derek and Tess jerked to a stop as their dad stepped forward.

    “What’s wrong?” He urged.

    “Dad someone has been on our land, there is a giant spiral burnt into the ground over in a field.”

    “Wait. What did you just say?” He turned to Peter with a worried look.

    “A spiral, its burnt into the grass. What’s wrong? What does it mean?”

    “Nothing, it means nothing…” Derek’s mom stepped out of the house onto the porch and looked to his father.

    “What’s the matter?” She questioned. He looked over at his wife lovingly, “Its nothing Katherine, Derek and Tess found something in the woods. Me and Derek will go check it out, don’t worry.” He replied as he pecked her on the cheek. It was obvious that the years they had spent together had only made them more in love.

    They ran back to the field as quickly as possible, luckily Derek had no trouble finding the area. His dad and Peter cautiously walked around the charred grass sniffing the air, looking for a scent and mumbling every now and then. He looked around and finally up at Derek.

    “Who ever did this knows what we are, and they knew what they were doing.” Peter said coolly. Derek felt spooked, he was glad he was with his dad.

    “What is this dad?” He demanded. “What does it mean?”

    His dad looked down and shifted the dirt under his shoes. Looking up at Peter and then to Derek he answered, “It means…revenge.”

    ~~~

    Marie

    “Hey Tess, did your mom say I could come over today?” Marie questioned. She was excited that she was being accepted into Tess’s group so easily, and was getting close to these girls. Friday night sleepovers were what she missed the most about best friends.

    “Ya, she even let me have the car today! We don’t have to ride with Derek after all!” Tess proclaimed excitedly. Although Marie had never seen Tess’s older brother, she sure heard a lot about him.

    “Cool, Katy and Bridget will be there right?” Marie wondered aloud.

    “Oh I forgot to mention it, they both have plans tonight, its just you and me.” Tess joked seductively as she stretched her arm across the lunch table and walked her fingers up Marie’s arm, causing the girls burst out laughing.

    “You’re so goofy Tess, where would I be without you?” she laughed.

    “Bored, and lonely…” Tess winked. Marie smirked and laughed again.

    The rest of the day flew by, and before Marie could believe it the final bell rang and she was off to the parking lot. She met Tess by the door and they walked silently to her car. They hopped in and shot away from the school. Tess rolled down all the windows, including the sun roof, letting the brisk February air into the car, and blasted “Hips Don’t Lie” on the radio as they drove down the small town roads. They both sang as loudly as they could and Marie couldn’t be happier.

    “Friiiiidaaaaay!” Tess yelled at the top of her voice. “THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY!!” Marie stuck her hands up and gave out a whoop in response to Tess’s yelling. They turned onto a dirt road and continued for more then a mile, which had Marie confused.

    “Where are we going?” she wondered out loud.

    “To my house I told you I lived in the sticks,” She chuckled, “well the sticks of California.”

    “Oh” Marie sat back and watched the beautiful scenery go by and wished she lived somewhere this special. Suddenly they came upon a mammoth house that Marie could scarcely take in. She just couldn’t believe its enormous size, what would someone need with this much room? The car rolled to a stop and the girls got out and walked inside.

    “Tess!!!!!” Squealed a little girl running up to them and grabbing Tess‘s leg. She looked about six years old and had lighter hair then Tess, but the exact same big brown eyes.

    “Hey bean! How was your day little girl?” Tess replied brightly.

    “It was good, me and mommy are playing with noodles in the kitchen. Who is this?” She asked, poking Marie in the thigh curiously.

    “My name is Marie, I’m gunna sleep over, is that ok?” She asked while bending down to get to eye level. She hoped this little girl liked her enough to want her to stay.

    “Yaaaaaaaay!!! A seep over!” She screamed, running into another part of the house. Tess and Marie laughed and followed her into a giant kitchen that looked like it was made to feed an army. The entire house had wood paneling that was beautiful and Marie had a hard time not looking around.

    “That was Jillian, but we call her jilly bean, or bean for short. She’s my sister.” They walked in the kitchen and saw one older boy with spiky dirty blonde hair and twin girls who had a caramel brown hair that went down there back and looked exactly alike sitting at a extremely large wooden table eating something. A medium built woman turned around and Marie instantly knew this was Tess’s mom due to their identical eyes.

    “Hello! What’s your name again? I’m so sorry, we have so many around here I lose track sometimes.” She said with a warm smile as she went to dry her hands on a towel.

    “My name is Marie, we moved here after Christmas. I’m still kind of new.” Marie replied.

    “Its very nice to meet you Marie. I’m Katherine.” She explained as she took Marie’s hand comfortably. “We are having spaghetti for dinner, is that ok?” She asked.

    “Oh, yeah, that’s fine.” Marie answered. Her and Tess walked over to the table to sit.

    “These are my cousins. This is Chloe and Ann,” Tess said motioned to the twins, “they are 11.”

    “Hi.” One waved and nudged her sister sitting next to her.

    “Oh, uh hi.” said the other twin. One was texting and the other had a Harry Potter book right next to her face.

    “Hi.” replied Marie awkwardly.

    “And this is Alex, he’s 14.” Alex stayed focused of the video game he held in his hand and completely ignored Tess. “He’ll say hi later. Once he’s back to the land of the living, that is.” They went to the living room and watched a movie for about an hour and a half.

    “Come on, lets go up stairs.” The girls jumped from their seats and rounded the corner to the giant stair case in the front entrée. When Tess made it to the top she turned to the left and walked down a hall way to her bedroom, which was twice the size of Marie’s own bedroom.

    “Whoa…you’re room is big. Your house is so cool.” Marie said, secretly jealous.

    “Ya, I like it, but the only reason we have it is because my grandpa built it, we aren’t rich or anything.” Tess said nonchalantly. Marie inwardly breathed a sigh of relief and laughed at herself for being self conscious.

    “Oh, that’s cool.” Marie bounced on Tess’s bed and looked up at the ceiling.

    “Sooo, how is Dylan? Mr. Hunk and a half?” Marie joked.

    “Hmmm, delicious.” She said with a mischievous grin, “I’ll tell you about it after dinner, lets go.”

    “Ok, I’ll meet you down there. Where is your bathroom?” Marie requested.

    “Oh its down the hall and next to the stairs.”

    Marie slowly made her way down the hall, admiring the house’s beauty along the way. While she was using said bathroom she heard loud footsteps on the stairs and wondered who would be stomping up the stair case so loudly. Suddenly there was a bang at the bathroom door that made her jump.

    “Tess!” A deep voice yelled. “Tess god, hurry up!” Marie quickly finished up and swung open the door. ‘No,’ She thought, ‘no, it can’t be. There is no way in hell its him! He’s the guy from my dream!’

    “Uh, s-sorry.” She stuttered. As she remembered the details of her dream, her cheeks flooded with heat.