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. I’d never gone with the wind
Just let it flow
Let it take me where it wants to go to
You open the door
There’s so much more
I’ve never seen it before
I was trying to fly
But I couldn’t find wings
But you came along and you changed everything
You lift my feet off the ground
You spin me around
You make me crazier, crazier
Feels like I’m falling and I’m lost in your eyes
You make me crazier, crazier, crazier
Chapter 4


Derek 

“Wh- who? You’re not Tess…” He sputtered tripping over his words, breathless. 

“Uh, s-sorry.” She replied, looking right at him, not shying away like most girls. 

Derek was stunned by how beautiful she was. He completely forgot how badly he needed to use the bathroom and the fact that he was a shirtless, sweaty mess. He was abruptly hit by her intoxicating scent, sending a trail of pleasure through his nose and down his spine, he had to focus on not touching her. She smelled of sugar cookies and cinnamon and something his mind couldn’t decided on. One thing for sure, the wolf inside of him thought it was amazing.

He caught her eye and held it, completely frozen for what seemed like way more then only a couple seconds. Derek, feeling an surge of confidence, contemplated going closer and realized he was holding his breath. Gathering his courage, he stepped sideways into the doorway she was standing in, lightly brushing up against her. She was only a couple inches shorter then him, which he liked. He kept his eyes locked with hers as she spoke.

“No…um,” She started. Derek noted the pools of red forming on her cheeks as she slyly looked at his exposed body again. “I’m Marie. I’m sleeping over…here, tonight.” She spoke slowly, looking upward into his eyes. 

Derek recognized her instantly, remembering their run in a couple weeks ago. He liked the way her lips moved as she formed her words, how she held him there, the way she stood commanding his attention without even trying.  Derek shifted his body deeper into the bathroom as she stood, comfortable with their proximity, and no intentions of moving. 

“Ya,” he said clearing his throat, “I remember you…” Looking at her dirty blond curly hair framing her face perfectly, he couldn’t help but admire the tiny curls formed by her ears. Suddenly, he was reminded exactly why he came up here and almost couldn’t hold it any longer. “I,” Derek began, as he put a hand on her waist and lightly guided her across the doorjamb, “need to use the restroom.” He smiled sweetly and began closing the door, his eyes still fixed on her.

“Sorry…for holding you up I mean.” Marie chuckled, blushing as she walked down the hall. Derek noticed her look back at him, grinning wide and smiling with her eyes. He breathed a sigh of relief as he finally got to use the restroom. He was elated that she was here to stay, and decided that he would have to do something about the way he was feeling, and soon. 

Derek decided on a shower before dinner so he didn’t stink up the table. He turned the water on and tuned in down stairs as he removed his gym shorts that clung to his body and stepped into the water that rinsed him of his sweat. 

“Tess!” He heard a voice he recognized as Marie’s whisper sharply.

“What? What happened?” Tess replied curiously.

“You could have warned me. I just ran into your beautiful, shirtless, older brother!” She confessed. Derek heard her pulse quicken and assumed she must be recalling the sight of him. He was thankful for the little things that came with being a wolf, like enhanced hearing. This made it a million times easier to confirm she felt the way he did. He didn’t bother with shampoo, he only needed to rid himself of the musk that clung to him after every workout. He stepped over the tub and wrapped a towel around his lower body.

“Oh, he didn’t do anything stupid did he? He can be so irritating sometimes. Did he seem nervous? He usually cant handle girls, especially someone like you.” Derek could practically see Tess rolling her eyes. He hated when she did things like using blunt honesty against him, but he wasn’t worried about screwing things up with Marie. He could feel it in his gut, this would happen, he would make sure it did. 

He walked into his room and grabbed the nearest pair of jeans and  a t-shirt to wear and walked down stairs loudly. He noticed it had begun raining since he got home, and was thankful he came in when he did.

Derek found his entire family at the dining room table and wondered weather Marie thought the large group was intimidating, or if she was used to a crowd, like him. He pulled out the last chair, that coincidentally was across from her. He sat down and served himself a large mound of macaroni and cheese, along with two chicken breast, and half a plate-full of veggies. This act drew a stare from Marie, who wasn’t used to seeing a teenage boy consume half his weight in one meal.

“Wow Derek, hungry?” Tess asked sarcastically, she looked to Marie who responded with a laugh and took another bite of her own food. Derek looked down at his plate, accessing for the first time exactly how much food he had gotten, and knowing full well he could eat every bite and not be bothered. He glared momentarily at Tess and turned his attention to Marie. He looked her right in the eye and found he couldn’t escape her hold, even if he wanted.

“Don’t listen to Tess, she just jealous she cant have as much as I do because she’ll get bloated. Secretly she wishes she could eat like me.” He finished with a wry smile and a wink.

“You must have some metabolism for your body to keep up with that much food.” said Marie confidently, continuing to keep him entranced. She began talking with their mom about something that Derek couldn’t hear. He was too busy secretly letting his bare foot wander across the tile floor to find her. He barely grazed her foot, lighting their skin on fire, and waited for her response. 

She glanced at him, acknowledging his touch, and slid her cool foot over his while answering a question presented by his aunt. After the conversation had drifted away from her, she slowly worked her way up his calf  and back down, sending sparks throughout his entire body. Derek couldn’t believe the way the contact of their skin had affected him, he wanted more.

After dinner the family went their separate ways. The younger ones were taken to bed by the adults and the older kids went to the living room for a movie. The storm was considerably worse and they decided on a scary movie to suit to atmosphere. They all crammed on an enormous couch, that could have been custom made for the family, and waited in anticipation. Again, he ended up next to Marie, whether it was their mutual attraction or fate forcing them together, he was thankful for he closeness he’d been gifted with.

He couldn’t remember the name of the movie, or the basic plot, but he could remember the way her thigh was warm against his. Yes, he remembered very clearly the way she seemed to cling  to him with every tense scene, looking for safety. They were about half way through the horror film when the storm really picked up and the lights began to flicker.

“Stupid old wiring.” Stated a nervous Tess. As she held tightly to Alex, who held just as tightly to her. Derek could feel Marie’s body tensing and suddenly there was a POP, and like that the lights were out. Left with only moon light and fear, Marie suddenly jumped and attached herself to Derek by grabbing tightly on his arm. His immediate reaction was to tense, ready for a fight, flexing his increasingly large bicep and secretly hoping to impress her. He soon relaxed and leaned close to Maries face, deeply inhaling in the alluring smell she possessed.

“Don’t worry,” Derek whispered soothingly, his lips lightly brushing the smooth cheek close to her ear, “You’ll be alright, I promise…” He lingered close to her and felt a smile stretch across her cheekbones. Suddenly, the lights returned and the movie was started again. He thought he caught her glancing at him a couple times, but could only be sure by the way her heart picked up  when ever he looked.

The movie came to an end, only after scaring the group half to death, at around 11:30. It then occurred to Derek that this meant he would have to say goodnight, and instantly felt his heart sink. There was a connection that he couldn’t explain between them and was curious to see where it would lead. He got off the couch and followed the group to the stair case. Due to his impeccable luck, or his lack of speed, he got to walk behind her and admire the figure he was already coming to love. He always had loved curvy girls.

When they got to the top of the stair case they headed to bed, but before Marie followed Tess into the room she turned around, and looked strait at Derek. He returned the gaze, and stepped into the hall.

“Goodnight.” Derek whispered, examining each fine feature on her beautiful face. She brought her chin upward and looked him in the eyes, cementing him to the flood. He loved those lips, and wanted nothing more then to discover what they would feel like on his own. 

He didn’t want her quickly and all at once, no, he wanted her slow, and he wanted to savor every moment they touched. Marie’s eyes tore at him, pleading him to kiss her there, as she spoke and took a step backward toward Tess’s room.

“Good night. Sleep sweet.” she cooed enchantingly as she shut Tess’s door.

~~~

Marie 

She rolled over in the chilled, queen sized bed she shared with Tess, still awake and not able to drift to sleep’s warm arms due to the bright crescent moon gracing her with its brilliant smile. Marie reached for Tess’s nightstand, hunting for her razor and the time. Finally discovering the phone on the far corner of the stand, she flipped it open and realized, much to her surprise, it was well past one. She had thought she had been lying their for longer then two hours.

Marie wondered if he felt it too; the electricity that ran between them like two live wires looking for a connection, she was sure he did, but there were always fragments of doubt piercing her thoughts. The moments when their eyes met had seemed so incredible, but could it be that it was one sided? She rolled onto her stomach and wiped the mascara she was sure had smudged beneath her eyes.

Sitting up, Marie glided across the floor to the heavy oak door that easily swung open at her request. Slowly, she wandered down the hall and went to the staircase and sat at the top. Her waving hair tickled the small of her back as she rocked her head back and forth and lost track of time while resting against the railing. She loved the way the wood glistened, and the way the moon light spilled over her.

Marie slowly took noticed of shadows and sounds she hadn’t in the light of day, remnants of the movie played themselves over and over in her head and before she knew what was happening, the fear was crawling under her skin, and invisible invader. Suddenly a large shadow engulfed her and send chills up her spine. She was frozen stiff and scared to death. Her body tensed and her hands began forming fists.

“Hello.” A tired, husky voice growled as Derek moved towards her rubbing his eyes.

“Oh my g-! You, you scared me!” She scolded quietly. She turned to look at him, noticing the black wife beater that exposed his defined, muscular arms. Her eyes followed down his arm to where the tank clung to his toned middle and farther to the shorts hanging loosely at his hips. 

“I’m sorry,” he whispered, “I didn’t mean to. I’m just light on my feet, always have been.”

“Its ok, you’re lucky I didn’t hit you. That tends to be my first reaction when I get surprised.” Marie laughed, starting to feel relaxed with him there.

“I’ll be right back, I’ve got to use the restroom.” he explained with a smirk on his face. As he walked to the restroom she thought she heard a chuckle slip from his lips. ‘Maybe this bathroom is good luck.’ She laughed to her self internally.

Marie heard him approaching, but knew he was purposely being loud this time. He sauntered over to the staircase and gracefully settled next to her, letting their exposed legs touch.

“What are you doing out here, now?” he asked, curiosity evident in his voice.

“Couldn’t sleep, too many things on my mind.” Marie whispered back, surveying his face, wondering what lay behind his astounding, emerald eyes.

“What’s on you’re mind exactly? Unless you don’t want to share, in that case ill just keep you company.” offered Derek with a grin. 

“Nothing really. Just stupid things…” She shrugged, not knowing if she should admit she’d been too focused on him to sleep a wink. Marie noticed him looking at her, and wondered what he was thinking about. 

“How long have you lived here?” He asked her.

“Not too long, just since December.” Marie couldn’t believe it had only been a couple of months.

“You moved from San Francisco right?” 

“Yep good old San Francisco.” 

“What’s your favorite thing about Beacon Hills so far?” This she had to really think about, but she finally decided on something.

“The forest. Its so beautiful, I could spend hours out there. That’s my favorite thing to do, go exploring in the woods by my house, you find amazing things when you get lucky.” 

“You can find magic in the woods ya know. Things you can’t imagine.”

“Is that so?” she asked with a smile. Derek stayed silent, but lifted his hand to her chin, tilting it upward and pulling her toward him.

“I‘m sure of it…” He half way whispered to Marie.

Only inches from his handsome face she looked from his green eyes to his light pink lips, and back to his eyes. Marie was close enough to Derek for his breathtaking scent to flow through her nose and to the pleasure center of her brain, causing her to feel as if she were on ecstasy. In the magical moment before the inevitable kiss, she could feel the suspense as it hung in the air.

“It’s beautiful…” she murmured, holding her breath.

“You‘re beautiful…” he whispered, seconds before she felt the heat of his lips on hers, soft and smooth. She was being electrocuted with emotions and hormones as their skin burned on top of each other. She was sure her brain was melting, because she sure couldn’t feel it. 

All she could feel at this moment was the incredible thing she had just been given, that she would never forget. It seemed that that fireworks going off in her mind lasted a life time, and when Marie came up for air she was completely content. She leaned back to look at him, eyes wide with pleasure, and stared at his beauty.

“Wow.” She sang, overjoyed to the point of stupidity.

“Yeah, I know.” he whispered as their lips met again, igniting sparks throughout Marie. After this kiss she held her face close to him, resting her forehead on his and deeply inhaling the scent of the forest and old spice.

“Derek, I…Wh-,’ she began, although she was completely breathless, right before he kissed her again, scattering her brain. “Does this mean…” Marie managed, trying to speak again but was only pulled into another kiss.

“Shhh…” he commanded between kisses and grabbing her waist and pulling her closer to him. The kiss came to an end and Marie laid her head on his strong shoulder with his arm around her.

“Derek.” 

“Wait, let me talk first. I don’t know what just happened, but I’m not sorry and I’m going to run away. I’m not scared. I just want to say, I like you, a lot.” She sat there, slightly stunned and immensely flattered.

“I like you too Derek.” She replied, grinning from ear to ear as he laced his rough fingers through hers and they stood. Marie couldn’t believe what was going on, she was lost in thought and love sick at the same time, causing her thoughts to jumble together as they formed. They walked to Tess’s room and stood by the door in the peaceful calm of the moonlit night. She felt him engulf her in a hug, pressing against her, and kissed again, setting her on fire and thinning her self control.

“I feel like I’ve known you my whole life.” he shared. Marie noticed the joy in his face and smiled back at him, relieved he felt like she did.

“Me too…I mean, I feel it too. I feel like we were supposed to find each other Derek. Like I knew you already.” Marie blushed, trying to explain how she felt. 

“That’s exactly how I feel.” Marie heard him whisper as he rested his forehead on hers. Her heart was beating a million miles an hour as he kissed her cheek and nuzzled into her, working his way farther down. When he pulled away he pressed his lips softly to her ear.

“Goodnight..” he whispered, letting his breath crawl down her neck and into her shirt where she so badly wished he could be. Marie’s breath picked up and she had to hold back a soft moan. However, she did manage her own goodnight.

“Sleep sweet Derek.”

Marie floated back to the bed and sunk into the sheets. Staring at the ceiling, she was acutely aware of the adrenaline coursing through her veins as she fell into a dream she didn’t remember the next morning.

~~~

Derek

He was woken up by beams of sun piercing the air and shining on his face. Derek rolled over to look at the clock and realized it was only nine. That meant she was probably here, he rolled on his stomach and stared out the window that had a full view of the forest. He stood up, only in his boxers, and peered into the mirror he had placed in his room. He noticed his body was toner then the last time he checked and was proud that all his hard work was beginning to pay off.

He slapped on his favorite pair of gym shorts and a tank and ventured outside. He took note of the sizzling sound coming from the kitchen and knew someone was cooking. But who could it be? No one in his family ever got up this early. 

Derek was hit by a wall of smells. First he took in the bacon, the delicious, mouthwatering bacon he wanted to inhale, next were the eggs, he was sure they were mixed with something…onions maybe?  He suddenly  smelt something different…vanilla? He quietly snuck down the stairs, as quickly as possible, hoping to catch them bye surprise. Maybe it was his mom, maybe it was his dad. He slipped into the kitchen and stopped.

‘Marie?’ He wondered to himself, completely puzzled. He stood in the doorway simply looking at her. He admired her long braid, soaking in the drops of sunlight, and eventually let his eyes drop lower, enjoying the view. He noticed her peek over her shoulder and jump out of her skin.

“Derek!” She yelled as she jumped and spun around, smiling wide at the sight of him. “You really should stop doing that, you’re starting to make me antsy.” She laughed nervously.

He gazed at her, enjoying the way the golden morning sun cascaded through the open windows of the house, enhancing her natural beauty. For the first time Derek realized how absolutely captivated he was with her. He knew this was fast, but his gut told him it was right. He saw her turn her attention back to the food she was making and began whistling a cheerful tune.

“Sorry. Good morning, how are you?” he inquired, clearing his throat and shifting in his seat. She turned her head to make momentary eye contact with him, silently telling him she still felt the same, and blushing before scrutinizing the food once more.

“I’m fine, thank you. What about you? How was your night?” she asked, obviously testing the water. He heard her heart pick up as she nervously adjusted herself, waiting for the answer. Derek rose from his seat and walked around the counter so he was about a foot away from her, and the food.

“It was…extraordinary.” he replied, choosing his words carefully and stepping behind her.

“That special uh?” she answered. Derek saw her move her head slightly to the right, looking at him with her peripheral vision. He wrapped both arms around her and nestled his chin in her shoulder.

“Defiantly…” he whispered, kissing her cheek softly. He gave a little squeeze and stepped away, only a moment later his mom walked down the stairs and to the kitchen.

“Oh! Marie, you didn’t have to do that. I was just coming down to start on breakfast.” Katherine explained. 

“Oh, I was just hungry. I really didn’t mind, I don’t think I made enough for everyone anyway.” Admitted Marie sheepishly. Derek walked to the kitchen and pecked his mom on the cheek, hoping for good graces and a yes when he asked for gas money.

“Well, you two take this here,” Katherine instructed, beginning to serve the bacon and eggs onto two plates, “and I will make enough for the rest of the wild things.” She laughed.

“Thank you.” said Marie making sure she turned on the manners.

“Ya, thanks mom. Hey, so um, I was hoping-” Derek started.

“You’re asking for money?” She accused.

“Umm, well.”

“Go ask your dad.” His mom said, chuckling.

“Oh so that’s a no.” Derek replied. He knew when the answer was ‘ask your father,’ it was usually because of two reasons. Either she wanted to watch you ask a stupid question in front of dad, or she didn’t feel like saying no. He headed for the living room with Marie, where they began eating and talking.

“This is delicious! You’re a good cook.” he complimented, winking at her casually, hoping she liked the attention. 

“Thank you good sir, many moons of practice.” she declared happily.

“Well, your practice made perfect. This is like fireworks in my mouth.” Derek said chuckling.

“Thanks. So let me get this strait, Tess and Jillian are your sisters and Alex, Chloe, and Ann are cousins?”

“Ya, and I have an older sister who’s a freshman in collage, her name is Laura. She’s a pain, but we love her anyways. She’s actually coming to visit right before spring break. You’ll probably get to meet her.” Derek wondered if it would be a bad idea to have his two sisters and his girlfriend all in cahoots.

“That’s cool. I only have one sister, she’s in eighth grade.” Marie added. He decided earlier to ask her out to go to the movies with him and decided he would do it now. He could feel his palms sweating and he felt the golf ball in his throat. He took one last gulp before he started.

“Hey, so what are you doing next Friday?” he was wishing as hard as he could that she didn’t have plans.

“Nothing, I don’t think, why? Wait…is this, like a date?” She had an enormous grin and she lifted one eyebrow into the air. He scooted closer and put a shaking hand on her knee and leaned toward her.

“Ya, like a date.” he cooed, he leaned forward and kissed her slowly, enjoying every second of skin contact that unraveled his mind in the best way possible. Suddenly, a scent he recognized as family, but couldn’t place due his minds current distracted state, drifted to him. The kiss ended and he opened his eyes to find Tess staring from the kitchen with her chin down to the floor.


ok! feeeeeedbaaack!!! <3 i would love love love to hear what you guys think! sooo sorry it took so long <3 hope you like it

    I’d never gone with the wind

    Just let it flow

    Let it take me where it wants to go to

    You open the door

    There’s so much more

    I’ve never seen it before

    I was trying to fly

    But I couldn’t find wings

    But you came along and you changed everything

    You lift my feet off the ground

    You spin me around

    You make me crazier, crazier

    Feels like I’m falling and I’m lost in your eyes

    You make me crazier, crazier, crazier

    Chapter 4
    Derek 
    “Wh- who? You’re not Tess…” He sputtered tripping over his words, breathless. 
    “Uh, s-sorry.” She replied, looking right at him, not shying away like most girls. 
    Derek was stunned by how beautiful she was. He completely forgot how badly he needed to use the bathroom and the fact that he was a shirtless, sweaty mess. He was abruptly hit by her intoxicating scent, sending a trail of pleasure through his nose and down his spine, he had to focus on not touching her. She smelled of sugar cookies and cinnamon and something his mind couldn’t decided on. One thing for sure, the wolf inside of him thought it was amazing.
    He caught her eye and held it, completely frozen for what seemed like way more then only a couple seconds. Derek, feeling an surge of confidence, contemplated going closer and realized he was holding his breath. Gathering his courage, he stepped sideways into the doorway she was standing in, lightly brushing up against her. She was only a couple inches shorter then him, which he liked. He kept his eyes locked with hers as she spoke.
    “No…um,” She started. Derek noted the pools of red forming on her cheeks as she slyly looked at his exposed body again. “I’m Marie. I’m sleeping over…here, tonight.” She spoke slowly, looking upward into his eyes. 
    Derek recognized her instantly, remembering their run in a couple weeks ago. He liked the way her lips moved as she formed her words, how she held him there, the way she stood commanding his attention without even trying.  Derek shifted his body deeper into the bathroom as she stood, comfortable with their proximity, and no intentions of moving. 
    “Ya,” he said clearing his throat, “I remember you…” Looking at her dirty blond curly hair framing her face perfectly, he couldn’t help but admire the tiny curls formed by her ears. Suddenly, he was reminded exactly why he came up here and almost couldn’t hold it any longer. “I,” Derek began, as he put a hand on her waist and lightly guided her across the doorjamb, “need to use the restroom.” He smiled sweetly and began closing the door, his eyes still fixed on her.
    “Sorry…for holding you up I mean.” Marie chuckled, blushing as she walked down the hall. Derek noticed her look back at him, grinning wide and smiling with her eyes. He breathed a sigh of relief as he finally got to use the restroom. He was elated that she was here to stay, and decided that he would have to do something about the way he was feeling, and soon. 
    Derek decided on a shower before dinner so he didn’t stink up the table. He turned the water on and tuned in down stairs as he removed his gym shorts that clung to his body and stepped into the water that rinsed him of his sweat. 
    “Tess!” He heard a voice he recognized as Marie’s whisper sharply.
    “What? What happened?” Tess replied curiously.
    “You could have warned me. I just ran into your beautiful, shirtless, older brother!” She confessed. Derek heard her pulse quicken and assumed she must be recalling the sight of him. He was thankful for the little things that came with being a wolf, like enhanced hearing. This made it a million times easier to confirm she felt the way he did. He didn’t bother with shampoo, he only needed to rid himself of the musk that clung to him after every workout. He stepped over the tub and wrapped a towel around his lower body.
    “Oh, he didn’t do anything stupid did he? He can be so irritating sometimes. Did he seem nervous? He usually cant handle girls, especially someone like you.” Derek could practically see Tess rolling her eyes. He hated when she did things like using blunt honesty against him, but he wasn’t worried about screwing things up with Marie. He could feel it in his gut, this would happen, he would make sure it did. 
    He walked into his room and grabbed the nearest pair of jeans and  a t-shirt to wear and walked down stairs loudly. He noticed it had begun raining since he got home, and was thankful he came in when he did.
    Derek found his entire family at the dining room table and wondered weather Marie thought the large group was intimidating, or if she was used to a crowd, like him. He pulled out the last chair, that coincidentally was across from her. He sat down and served himself a large mound of macaroni and cheese, along with two chicken breast, and half a plate-full of veggies. This act drew a stare from Marie, who wasn’t used to seeing a teenage boy consume half his weight in one meal.
    “Wow Derek, hungry?” Tess asked sarcastically, she looked to Marie who responded with a laugh and took another bite of her own food. Derek looked down at his plate, accessing for the first time exactly how much food he had gotten, and knowing full well he could eat every bite and not be bothered. He glared momentarily at Tess and turned his attention to Marie. He looked her right in the eye and found he couldn’t escape her hold, even if he wanted.
    “Don’t listen to Tess, she just jealous she cant have as much as I do because she’ll get bloated. Secretly she wishes she could eat like me.” He finished with a wry smile and a wink.
    “You must have some metabolism for your body to keep up with that much food.” said Marie confidently, continuing to keep him entranced. She began talking with their mom about something that Derek couldn’t hear. He was too busy secretly letting his bare foot wander across the tile floor to find her. He barely grazed her foot, lighting their skin on fire, and waited for her response. 
    She glanced at him, acknowledging his touch, and slid her cool foot over his while answering a question presented by his aunt. After the conversation had drifted away from her, she slowly worked her way up his calf  and back down, sending sparks throughout his entire body. Derek couldn’t believe the way the contact of their skin had affected him, he wanted more.
    After dinner the family went their separate ways. The younger ones were taken to bed by the adults and the older kids went to the living room for a movie. The storm was considerably worse and they decided on a scary movie to suit to atmosphere. They all crammed on an enormous couch, that could have been custom made for the family, and waited in anticipation. Again, he ended up next to Marie, whether it was their mutual attraction or fate forcing them together, he was thankful for he closeness he’d been gifted with.
    He couldn’t remember the name of the movie, or the basic plot, but he could remember the way her thigh was warm against his. Yes, he remembered very clearly the way she seemed to cling  to him with every tense scene, looking for safety. They were about half way through the horror film when the storm really picked up and the lights began to flicker.
    “Stupid old wiring.” Stated a nervous Tess. As she held tightly to Alex, who held just as tightly to her. Derek could feel Marie’s body tensing and suddenly there was a POP, and like that the lights were out. Left with only moon light and fear, Marie suddenly jumped and attached herself to Derek by grabbing tightly on his arm. His immediate reaction was to tense, ready for a fight, flexing his increasingly large bicep and secretly hoping to impress her. He soon relaxed and leaned close to Maries face, deeply inhaling in the alluring smell she possessed.
    “Don’t worry,” Derek whispered soothingly, his lips lightly brushing the smooth cheek close to her ear, “You’ll be alright, I promise…” He lingered close to her and felt a smile stretch across her cheekbones. Suddenly, the lights returned and the movie was started again. He thought he caught her glancing at him a couple times, but could only be sure by the way her heart picked up  when ever he looked.
    The movie came to an end, only after scaring the group half to death, at around 11:30. It then occurred to Derek that this meant he would have to say goodnight, and instantly felt his heart sink. There was a connection that he couldn’t explain between them and was curious to see where it would lead. He got off the couch and followed the group to the stair case. Due to his impeccable luck, or his lack of speed, he got to walk behind her and admire the figure he was already coming to love. He always had loved curvy girls.
    When they got to the top of the stair case they headed to bed, but before Marie followed Tess into the room she turned around, and looked strait at Derek. He returned the gaze, and stepped into the hall.
    “Goodnight.” Derek whispered, examining each fine feature on her beautiful face. She brought her chin upward and looked him in the eyes, cementing him to the flood. He loved those lips, and wanted nothing more then to discover what they would feel like on his own. 
    He didn’t want her quickly and all at once, no, he wanted her slow, and he wanted to savor every moment they touched. Marie’s eyes tore at him, pleading him to kiss her there, as she spoke and took a step backward toward Tess’s room.
    “Good night. Sleep sweet.” she cooed enchantingly as she shut Tess’s door.
    ~~~
    Marie 
    She rolled over in the chilled, queen sized bed she shared with Tess, still awake and not able to drift to sleep’s warm arms due to the bright crescent moon gracing her with its brilliant smile. Marie reached for Tess’s nightstand, hunting for her razor and the time. Finally discovering the phone on the far corner of the stand, she flipped it open and realized, much to her surprise, it was well past one. She had thought she had been lying their for longer then two hours.
    Marie wondered if he felt it too; the electricity that ran between them like two live wires looking for a connection, she was sure he did, but there were always fragments of doubt piercing her thoughts. The moments when their eyes met had seemed so incredible, but could it be that it was one sided? She rolled onto her stomach and wiped the mascara she was sure had smudged beneath her eyes.
    Sitting up, Marie glided across the floor to the heavy oak door that easily swung open at her request. Slowly, she wandered down the hall and went to the staircase and sat at the top. Her waving hair tickled the small of her back as she rocked her head back and forth and lost track of time while resting against the railing. She loved the way the wood glistened, and the way the moon light spilled over her.
    Marie slowly took noticed of shadows and sounds she hadn’t in the light of day, remnants of the movie played themselves over and over in her head and before she knew what was happening, the fear was crawling under her skin, and invisible invader. Suddenly a large shadow engulfed her and send chills up her spine. She was frozen stiff and scared to death. Her body tensed and her hands began forming fists.
    “Hello.” A tired, husky voice growled as Derek moved towards her rubbing his eyes.
    “Oh my g-! You, you scared me!” She scolded quietly. She turned to look at him, noticing the black wife beater that exposed his defined, muscular arms. Her eyes followed down his arm to where the tank clung to his toned middle and farther to the shorts hanging loosely at his hips. 
    “I’m sorry,” he whispered, “I didn’t mean to. I’m just light on my feet, always have been.”
    “Its ok, you’re lucky I didn’t hit you. That tends to be my first reaction when I get surprised.” Marie laughed, starting to feel relaxed with him there.
    “I’ll be right back, I’ve got to use the restroom.” he explained with a smirk on his face. As he walked to the restroom she thought she heard a chuckle slip from his lips. ‘Maybe this bathroom is good luck.’ She laughed to her self internally.
    Marie heard him approaching, but knew he was purposely being loud this time. He sauntered over to the staircase and gracefully settled next to her, letting their exposed legs touch.
    “What are you doing out here, now?” he asked, curiosity evident in his voice.
    “Couldn’t sleep, too many things on my mind.” Marie whispered back, surveying his face, wondering what lay behind his astounding, emerald eyes.
    “What’s on you’re mind exactly? Unless you don’t want to share, in that case ill just keep you company.” offered Derek with a grin. 
    “Nothing really. Just stupid things…” She shrugged, not knowing if she should admit she’d been too focused on him to sleep a wink. Marie noticed him looking at her, and wondered what he was thinking about. 
    “How long have you lived here?” He asked her.
    “Not too long, just since December.” Marie couldn’t believe it had only been a couple of months.
    “You moved from San Francisco right?” 
    “Yep good old San Francisco.” 
    “What’s your favorite thing about Beacon Hills so far?” This she had to really think about, but she finally decided on something.
    “The forest. Its so beautiful, I could spend hours out there. That’s my favorite thing to do, go exploring in the woods by my house, you find amazing things when you get lucky.” 
    “You can find magic in the woods ya know. Things you can’t imagine.”
    “Is that so?” she asked with a smile. Derek stayed silent, but lifted his hand to her chin, tilting it upward and pulling her toward him.
    “I‘m sure of it…” He half way whispered to Marie.
    Only inches from his handsome face she looked from his green eyes to his light pink lips, and back to his eyes. Marie was close enough to Derek for his breathtaking scent to flow through her nose and to the pleasure center of her brain, causing her to feel as if she were on ecstasy. In the magical moment before the inevitable kiss, she could feel the suspense as it hung in the air.
    “It’s beautiful…” she murmured, holding her breath.
    “You‘re beautiful…” he whispered, seconds before she felt the heat of his lips on hers, soft and smooth. She was being electrocuted with emotions and hormones as their skin burned on top of each other. She was sure her brain was melting, because she sure couldn’t feel it. 
    All she could feel at this moment was the incredible thing she had just been given, that she would never forget. It seemed that that fireworks going off in her mind lasted a life time, and when Marie came up for air she was completely content. She leaned back to look at him, eyes wide with pleasure, and stared at his beauty.
    “Wow.” She sang, overjoyed to the point of stupidity.
    “Yeah, I know.” he whispered as their lips met again, igniting sparks throughout Marie. After this kiss she held her face close to him, resting her forehead on his and deeply inhaling the scent of the forest and old spice.
    “Derek, I…Wh-,’ she began, although she was completely breathless, right before he kissed her again, scattering her brain. “Does this mean…” Marie managed, trying to speak again but was only pulled into another kiss.
    “Shhh…” he commanded between kisses and grabbing her waist and pulling her closer to him. The kiss came to an end and Marie laid her head on his strong shoulder with his arm around her.
    “Derek.” 
    “Wait, let me talk first. I don’t know what just happened, but I’m not sorry and I’m going to run away. I’m not scared. I just want to say, I like you, a lot.” She sat there, slightly stunned and immensely flattered.
    “I like you too Derek.” She replied, grinning from ear to ear as he laced his rough fingers through hers and they stood. Marie couldn’t believe what was going on, she was lost in thought and love sick at the same time, causing her thoughts to jumble together as they formed. They walked to Tess’s room and stood by the door in the peaceful calm of the moonlit night. She felt him engulf her in a hug, pressing against her, and kissed again, setting her on fire and thinning her self control.
    “I feel like I’ve known you my whole life.” he shared. Marie noticed the joy in his face and smiled back at him, relieved he felt like she did.
    “Me too…I mean, I feel it too. I feel like we were supposed to find each other Derek. Like I knew you already.” Marie blushed, trying to explain how she felt. 
    “That’s exactly how I feel.” Marie heard him whisper as he rested his forehead on hers. Her heart was beating a million miles an hour as he kissed her cheek and nuzzled into her, working his way farther down. When he pulled away he pressed his lips softly to her ear.
    “Goodnight..” he whispered, letting his breath crawl down her neck and into her shirt where she so badly wished he could be. Marie’s breath picked up and she had to hold back a soft moan. However, she did manage her own goodnight.
    “Sleep sweet Derek.”
    Marie floated back to the bed and sunk into the sheets. Staring at the ceiling, she was acutely aware of the adrenaline coursing through her veins as she fell into a dream she didn’t remember the next morning.
    ~~~
    Derek
    He was woken up by beams of sun piercing the air and shining on his face. Derek rolled over to look at the clock and realized it was only nine. That meant she was probably here, he rolled on his stomach and stared out the window that had a full view of the forest. He stood up, only in his boxers, and peered into the mirror he had placed in his room. He noticed his body was toner then the last time he checked and was proud that all his hard work was beginning to pay off.
    He slapped on his favorite pair of gym shorts and a tank and ventured outside. He took note of the sizzling sound coming from the kitchen and knew someone was cooking. But who could it be? No one in his family ever got up this early. 
    Derek was hit by a wall of smells. First he took in the bacon, the delicious, mouthwatering bacon he wanted to inhale, next were the eggs, he was sure they were mixed with something…onions maybe?  He suddenly  smelt something different…vanilla? He quietly snuck down the stairs, as quickly as possible, hoping to catch them bye surprise. Maybe it was his mom, maybe it was his dad. He slipped into the kitchen and stopped.
    ‘Marie?’ He wondered to himself, completely puzzled. He stood in the doorway simply looking at her. He admired her long braid, soaking in the drops of sunlight, and eventually let his eyes drop lower, enjoying the view. He noticed her peek over her shoulder and jump out of her skin.
    “Derek!” She yelled as she jumped and spun around, smiling wide at the sight of him. “You really should stop doing that, you’re starting to make me antsy.” She laughed nervously.
    He gazed at her, enjoying the way the golden morning sun cascaded through the open windows of the house, enhancing her natural beauty. For the first time Derek realized how absolutely captivated he was with her. He knew this was fast, but his gut told him it was right. He saw her turn her attention back to the food she was making and began whistling a cheerful tune.
    “Sorry. Good morning, how are you?” he inquired, clearing his throat and shifting in his seat. She turned her head to make momentary eye contact with him, silently telling him she still felt the same, and blushing before scrutinizing the food once more.
    “I’m fine, thank you. What about you? How was your night?” she asked, obviously testing the water. He heard her heart pick up as she nervously adjusted herself, waiting for the answer. Derek rose from his seat and walked around the counter so he was about a foot away from her, and the food.
    “It was…extraordinary.” he replied, choosing his words carefully and stepping behind her.
    “That special uh?” she answered. Derek saw her move her head slightly to the right, looking at him with her peripheral vision. He wrapped both arms around her and nestled his chin in her shoulder.
    “Defiantly…” he whispered, kissing her cheek softly. He gave a little squeeze and stepped away, only a moment later his mom walked down the stairs and to the kitchen.
    “Oh! Marie, you didn’t have to do that. I was just coming down to start on breakfast.” Katherine explained. 
    “Oh, I was just hungry. I really didn’t mind, I don’t think I made enough for everyone anyway.” Admitted Marie sheepishly. Derek walked to the kitchen and pecked his mom on the cheek, hoping for good graces and a yes when he asked for gas money.
    “Well, you two take this here,” Katherine instructed, beginning to serve the bacon and eggs onto two plates, “and I will make enough for the rest of the wild things.” She laughed.
    “Thank you.” said Marie making sure she turned on the manners.
    “Ya, thanks mom. Hey, so um, I was hoping-” Derek started.
    “You’re asking for money?” She accused.
    “Umm, well.”
    “Go ask your dad.” His mom said, chuckling.
    “Oh so that’s a no.” Derek replied. He knew when the answer was ‘ask your father,’ it was usually because of two reasons. Either she wanted to watch you ask a stupid question in front of dad, or she didn’t feel like saying no. He headed for the living room with Marie, where they began eating and talking.
    “This is delicious! You’re a good cook.” he complimented, winking at her casually, hoping she liked the attention. 
    “Thank you good sir, many moons of practice.” she declared happily.
    “Well, your practice made perfect. This is like fireworks in my mouth.” Derek said chuckling.
    “Thanks. So let me get this strait, Tess and Jillian are your sisters and Alex, Chloe, and Ann are cousins?”
    “Ya, and I have an older sister who’s a freshman in collage, her name is Laura. She’s a pain, but we love her anyways. She’s actually coming to visit right before spring break. You’ll probably get to meet her.” Derek wondered if it would be a bad idea to have his two sisters and his girlfriend all in cahoots.
    “That’s cool. I only have one sister, she’s in eighth grade.” Marie added. He decided earlier to ask her out to go to the movies with him and decided he would do it now. He could feel his palms sweating and he felt the golf ball in his throat. He took one last gulp before he started.
    “Hey, so what are you doing next Friday?” he was wishing as hard as he could that she didn’t have plans.
    “Nothing, I don’t think, why? Wait…is this, like a date?” She had an enormous grin and she lifted one eyebrow into the air. He scooted closer and put a shaking hand on her knee and leaned toward her.
    “Ya, like a date.” he cooed, he leaned forward and kissed her slowly, enjoying every second of skin contact that unraveled his mind in the best way possible. Suddenly, a scent he recognized as family, but couldn’t place due his minds current distracted state, drifted to him. The kiss ended and he opened his eyes to find Tess staring from the kitchen with her chin down to the floor.
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