1. This is how i pictured Derek in my story guys!

    (Source: teenwolfnfic)

     
  2.  Chapter 9
Halfy

And I love you endlessly,
Darling don’t you see I’m not satisfied
Until I hold you tight
Give me one more chance tonight
And I swear I’ll make it right
But you ain’t got time for this
And that wreckin’ bell is ringin’
And I’m not satisfied
Until I hold you 
Derek
He focused on breathing, keeping his heart beat down, but he could tell it wasn’t working. Why was he changing so easily, why couldn’t he control it? Before he knew it his vision was shifting and his nails were growing, his jaw was slack as pleasure coursed through his brain and his canines came in. The animal he worked so hard to contain was consumed with desire, if he was fully turned he wasn’t sure he would be able to stop.
“Derek?!” He heard Marie yell. He jerked away from her and shifted back, but not before she shoved him away, grabbed his shirt from the floor, and dashed out of the room. He walked out to the kitchen to find Marie, wearing his shirt, with a death grip on a large serrated knife.
“I’m not going to hurt you, I promise.” He said as he took a step closer and put his hands up in defense. The look on Marie’s face was filled with confusion and relief? “I’m sorry about that, I uh-”
“Cut the crap, I know what you are.” Marie interrupted. 
“Then you know a knife wont do much.” He said as he stepped closer again. As he inched towards Marie he locked his eyes on hers, but glanced at that knife several times, assessing exactly how much damage it could do. The size of it had him slightly nervous, but it was the serrations that would really do the most destruction.
“It could cause you enough pain to keep you human long enough for me to steal your truck.” Marie stated as she flashed his keys in her other hand. Damn it, he should keep better track of those…
“But I’m not going to hurt you.” He said, he watched the realization creep into her eyes as she lowered the knife. Suddenly a door opened, one whiff told him it was Lauren. Marie jerked and hid the knife behind her back. Lauren didn’t even look up from her phone as she walked in the kitchen opened the fridge and grabbed a yogurt. She stood between him and Marie and finally looked up at him and his lack of clothing.
“God get a shirt on.” She mumbled before she retreated back to her room. He looked at Marie and they both laughed.
~~~
Five minutes later (in the Spongebob announcer voice)
Marie kept the knife, but sat on her bed facing him, completely alert. “I don’t suppose we could study now?” He laughed with a grin. Marie, continued to clutch the knife, but relaxed some. 
“Well, this makes things interesting, and here I was worried I was the freak.” Marie scoffed. 
“Wait what?” he asked, wondering what she meant. He sat next to her, still shirtless, and reached to grab her hand. Pain pricked his heart as she yanked away, but slowly gave it to him after a minute. 
“So, you’re a wolf…” Marie stated with wide eyes that bore their way into his. He looked down, shaking his head yes, and traced the creases of her hand. “Are you- were you bitten?” Marie questioned slowly. As she calmed down he noticed her lie the knife on the bed. Derek might as well spill, cats out of the bag anyway.
“Um, no, it…runs in the family.” He explained. He saw her snap her head up as she let that last comment sink in.
“So that means…” Marie sighed. Derek heard the understanding loud and clear in her voice.
“Yep, Tess too…Wait, how did you, what did you mean before?” He snapped his head up and searched her eyes.
“You‘re never going to believe this…” Marie scoffed as she rubbed the back of her neck. “I’m, uh, I’m…half.” He heard her mutter barely louder then a whisper. He could feel his jaw hanging loose and tried to correct it, but it wouldn’t respond. That’s how she knew so fast, what he was…“My dad, he’s yeah…” Marie explained. He couldn’t believe it, the burden of his secret, the possibility of losing Marie, and accidentally hurting her, was gone. He felt almost giddy. Derek scoffed quietly, and suddenly let out a chuckle. He couldn’t stop from laughing again. Marie cocked her head in his direction with a smirk and confusion in her eyes. 
“What is wrong with you? What’s so funny?” Marie asked lightly as she nudged his knee. He had to contain himself, now he really was a freak.
“It’s just, I was so nervous that if you found out, you wouldn’t want anything to do with me…It made me sick.” He admitted more to himself then to her. Marie rubbed her thumb on his hand and squeezed slightly.
“Even if I was all human, I don’t know if I would change my mind.” Marie whispered.
A grin forced its way onto his face. “You know, you say that…” He chuckled playfully just as he pinned her on her bed and squeezed her side. Marie screamed between the laughs and giggles. “But, I don’t know…” he joked as he went to squeeze her thighs. Marie writhed underneath him, almost knocking him off. She sure was stronger then he expected.
“No!!!!!” She screamed through uncontrollable hysterics. “Please, please! Anything else!” Marie squirmed and yelled. He finally let her up hoping he wouldn’t get too much punishment for his fun. Marie shot him daggers with her eyes and he knew it would be bad. She smirked evilly. 
“Oh, you’re in for it!” Marie growled.
“Don’t be mad babe.” He cooed, hoping to lessen his penalty.
“Oh, I’m not mad,” Marie snarled as he inched away from her on the bed, “I don’t get mad, I get even…” Suddenly Marie launched from where she sat and attacked. His body forced him to laugh as Marie ticked him where ever she could get her hands. “Ha! Suffer!” Marie yelled in victory. He twitched involuntarily as she gently pinched his sides. Derek grabbed Marie’s wrists and pinned her down, laying on top of her and using all his body weight. He face hovered just above hers and he kissed her nose teasingly.
“You’re not so tuff now, now that I have these under control.” He chuckled as he kissed both of her angry fists. Marie jerked and sent them both flying over the edge of her bed. He landed with a soft thud on her carpeted floor and a small grunt as her body forced the air out of him. Finding his breathe in nearly a second, he looked up at Marie, who was currently straddling his stomach and pinning both his arms over his head. 
“Don’t underestimate the halfy.” Marie warned with a grin. He snickered and laid completely still as she kissed him softly and slid down so she sat at his waist. He could feel each of her heavy breaths as Marie ran her fingers through his dark hair. Once again, only their jeans separating them. He easily sat up and grabbed her hips, he let his hands wander down under her sexy thighs, he worked his way down and hooked her knees, pulling her as close as he could. Each kiss was slow, but loaded with passion…her every move precise, blistering the skin she kissed. Marie was driving him past sanity, she rested her arms on his shoulders and continued to play with his hair. Derek brought his hands back around and wrapped his arms around the smallest part of her waist, bringing her in and holding her to his chest. Marie pulled away and rested her head on her arm, their cheeks touching. His arms were wrapped around her and he played with the tips of her hair as they sat together.
“You make this so difficult…” Marie said in a heavy voice. 
“Make what difficult?” he asked calmly.
“Saying ‘No’ to you.” Marie admitted. He chucked and kissed her shoulder. She made it impossible not to think about it. 
~~~
He heard something…some noise he couldn’t quite place, some animal maybe. He opened his eyes, but the smell hit him before he saw Josh’s foot, only inches from his face. 
“Uhhh!” He grunted as he jerked away from the rank order. He sat up and shielded his eyes from the glaring sun. Looking down at his best friend, he realized what the noise that woke him up was. Josh was snoring, like a chain saw. He shoved his friend, trying to wake him up, but accidentally shoved him right off the twin sized bed they’d shared last night. 
“Ugh!” Josh grunted. 
“Aw, man I’m sorry, did that wake you up?” he joked, feeling almost no remorse.
“Uhhh, you keep forgetting,” Josh groaned as he rolled onto his back, “I’m human, these things, like falling off beds, bruise me. I’m gunna be bruised, scarred maybe, forever changed. All because my careless best friend shoved me off his bed with his freakish strength.” Josh sat up and got on the bed.
“Baby.” Derek mumbled jokingly as he slid on his tank. Without warning, the most amazing smell wafted into his room and right to Derek’s alert nose. He jerked his head towards is door as his stomach let out a ferocious growl, it was time to eat. “Come on, my mom made breakfast.” Josh rolled off the bed and followed him down the hall.
“Are you ever not hungry? Cuz really, I don’t think I’ve ever been over here and not seen you eat enough for like three people. I mean, people say I eat a lot.” Josh scoffed as they rounded the corner into the kitchen. 
“Finally!” Tess exclaimed. She sat at the table with the twins and Peter, his mom and his aunt were serving the last of the eggs and everyone one else was in the living room watching Saturday morning cartoons. Everyone was looking over at Josh when the boys sat. 
“What?” Josh asked as he looked at Derek, then everyone at the table. 
“Did you boys, by chance, invite a bear to you little slumber party last night?” Peter asked sarcastically. 
“Yeah, that or play with a chain saw all night? I could hear you all they way in my room, you kept me up all night.” Tess complained. Josh had his hands in the air in defense.
“It is not my fault I have sinus issues alright. We cant all be perfect, you bunch of freaks you.” Josh mumbled into his food.
“Yeah, it’s not his fault! Dude, but you should seriously see a doctor or something for your feet, they might have mold on them..” Derek said laughing. He looked around as his family snickered.
“Ok, fine, be that way. I’ll just take my food else where, bet you Bean wont tell me my feet stink.” Josh huffed as he got up.
“Smell ya later…” Derek joked. 
“Mom, can I bring a friend with us to the beach house? Please?” Tess begged. Katherine Hale sat the table across from Tess with a poker face that was unreadable. 
“I’ll think about it…” She finally decided. Tess’s face lit up instantly and Derek’s mom cracked a smile. He cleared his throat and put his fork down.
“When is Laura heading down here?” He asked. His dad walked into the kitchen from the living room and put his plate in the sink.
“The day before we leave. Which means our little princess here will be sharing her bed.” Derek’s fathers explained as he rumpled Tess’s hair.
“Dad!” Tess shrieked. She fussed to fix her hair but it remained slightly fuzzed.
His phone buzzed in his lap, he opened the text and smiled when it was from Marie. His favorite part about texting was that no matter how good someone’s hearing is, they cant listen in. “Hey mom, can I hang go over to Marie’s house today?”
“Are your chores done?” Mrs. Hale asked with raised eyebrows. Derek nodded as he got up and stuck his empty plate in the dish washer. Josh walked in the kitchen with Bean on his shoulders.
“Dude, Derek can you take me home?” He asked as he set Bean in a chair.
“Sure, why?” Derek asked, normally his best friend stayed until they forced him out. Josh was staying over some much at one point that his is mom even asked once if Josh had a family, or if he just lived under some bridge and showered at their house. 
“The neighborhood bear is in our front yard and my mom needs to go to work.” Josh explained as he walked towards the door and grabbed his bag.
“Wait-” 
“Well, its actually a dog, but it still freaks her out.” They got in the truck and headed over. 
When they pulled up a giant saint Bernard sat in front of the door barking and baring it’s teeth at the truck. He got out of the truck and followed Josh up to the house. “Oh shut up.” Josh mumbled as he wave his hand. The dog kept barking as Josh carelessly walked past and into the house. Derek just stood there as the monstrous dog turned its attention to him and barked relentlessly. The dog was rearing up, acting like it was going to jump on him. He focused on turning just enough for the animal to get the idea, just enough for his eyes to change. He could feel his canines peak out from his lips as he bared his teeth and let out a low growl. The giant dog whined, laid down, and rolled over on its stomach. Derek went back to his human form and the dog ran away.
 Josh walked out side with a piece of fried chicken and looked around. “Where’d he go?” Josh questioned.
“Oh I just uh, scared him away…” Derek answered. Josh looked around and laughed.
“Hm, I should get your help more often, last time I had to feed him to get him to leave.” Josh explained as he took a bite of the chicken and stuck his head in the house. “You’re clear mom, he’s gone!” Josh yelled. Almost immediately Josh’s mom poked her head out the door. 
“Thank you, I’m sorry you had to come home.” She said as she raced to her car and jumped in. “Bye boys! I’m late! See you for dinner sweetie!” She shouted as she backed out of the driveway. 
“Bye mom…” Josh said too late. Derek walked to his truck and got in.
“See ya later man.” he yelled to Josh, who stood in the door way and waved. He worried about his best friend sometimes, he knew Josh was alone a lot, but when he wasn’t alone he was with his mom, or worse his step dad. Josh never said anything more about him other then that he was a jerk, but Derek knew his best friend, and he saw the fear in his eyes.
~~~ 
He sat on the couch with Marie and watched Mrs. Nichols run around the house getting the final touches for her date with some guy.
“Hey, do you wanna get some ice cream tonight?” he asked quietly.
“Marie, have you seen-” Mrs. Nichols interrupted. 
“On your counter!” Marie yelled. Mrs. Nichols walked in the living room where they sat and put one of her earrings in. “I’m sorry I-” Marie tried.
“Thank you Marie for babysitting tonight for Sheriff Stalinski, he just couldn’t seem to find anyone.” Mrs. Nichols said as the doorbell rang. Confused, he looked at Marie.
“Baby sitting?” he mouthed. Babysitting this guys kid? What if it was annoying, or worse, what if it was a baby? 
“Sorry…” Marie mouthed. Oh well, it couldn’t be that bad.
“Daaaad.” Derek heard a young boy whine from the other room. “Why can’t I just go to Scotts house?” He and Marie got up and walked into the front room. The Sheriff put his large hand on top of his sons head and bent down to look at him.
“Stiles. I already told you, Scotts dad said no.” The sheriff explained.
“I don’t need a stupid babysitter!” The boy tried. 
“Yeah, and the last time I left you at home by your self, you set popcorn on fire. Now, unless I want the insurance to go up again, I’m not leaving you.” Sheriff Stalinski stated.
“Uhhh.” Stiles shrugged and gave in. Derek stayed back as Marie stepped forward. 
“It wont be so bad, it will only be a couple of hours and we could go get ice cream? I mean if its ok…” Marie offered warmly. Stiles eyes lit up as he turned back to his dad.
“You hear that? Ice cream, you’ll be fine.” The sheriff said as he patted his sons shoulder and turned for the front door. 
An hour and a half of Chicken Run and a box of pizza later, Derek was driving the edge of town with Stiles cuddled up next to Marie on the other side of his truck. He parked and they all walked into Ann’s quietly. Who ever this kid was, he wasn’t much of a talker. He didn’t mind that so much as the fact that he looked so depressed. The kid couldn’t be more then ten and every time Derek looked at him he swore he looked like he was going to cry. What should be innocent, ten year old eyes, were sorrow filled, broken ones. He did noticed though, every time Marie paid him attention, that kid couldn’t help but smile. He loved that about her, she brightened the room. They walked up to the counter and looked at their choices.
“Ok guys, its on me.” He announced to the pair. Marie and Stiles both had their faces pressed to the glass, completely ignoring him.
“That’s nice of you young man.” Said the woman from the last time they were there.
“Hey, I remember you. How are you? How’s this place doing?” Derek asked, genuinely interested.
“We’re doing just fine thank you for asking. I’m glad to see you too together, hardly see a young couple come around here.” She said in her frail voice. “What will you all have today?” The old woman asked Marie.
“Well I want Butter Pecan, Stiles?” Marie look at the boy who jerked his head from the glass and looked around, like he had gotten lost in thought trying to pick his ice cream. “What ice cream do you want?” She asked again.
“Orange sorbet.” Stiles answered with a hint of a half smile. The old woman scooped the ice cream and handed them out.
“And for you?” She asked him.
“Chocolate, thanks.” Derek said with a smile. She brought over his ice cream and handed it to him as he gave her the money. After she handed him the change she grabbed a napkin and scribbled something on it in a rush. He was about to walk away when suddenly she gripped his fore arm and looked him right in the eye. She didn’t lean forward and she barely spoke at a whisper.
“Do you know the truth about your grandfathers death?” She asked in a voice that was cold. She slipped the napkin in his hand and turned and walked into the back of the place. Derek, shocked and confused, walked to the table where Marie and Stiles sat with giant grins, devouring their ice cream. He looked down at the napkin as he approached slowly. Meet me at the Beacon Hills Library parking lot- midnight, next Saturday.
~~~
Marie
She sat with her legs in a awkward position, that was sure to give her future back pain, so they could support her laptop as she scrolled through Myspace. She couldn’t make her self go to bed, just twenty more minutes. She looked at the time, one eleven, wooops…It was only Monday, she could get sleep tomorrow. Suddenly she heard a rapping on her window and she froze. Maybe it was the bush…and it grew branches, maybe it was a leaf, maybe it was slendy. Just then there was a knock, oh my god it really is slendy. Her phone vibrated in her hand and she looked down. From Derek…Open the window. She laughed and slid the window open.
“Hello love.” She cooed as she stuck her head out the window and looked up at him. Derek smirked and leaned down and kissed her.
“I knew you weren’t sleeping. Wanna go for a walk?” Derek asked. 
“Sure.” she answered as she ducked back inside. She wiggled her jeans on and slipped on her converse and went back to the window. She successfully stuck one leg through and ducked her head through, but when she tried to pull her remaining foot out, her heal got caught on the window pain and she crumpled onto the wet grass. Great. 
“Marie?!” Derek ‘yelled’ in a hushed whisper. 
“I’m fine, really.” She reassured him as she got up. There were splotches on her entire left side and she groaned internally. Fan friggan tastic. “Well that was about the most graceful thing I’ve seen a half werewolf do all day. I have speed, I have strength, I cant even heal! But do I have an ounce of grace? No…” She said in defeat. Derek grabbed her hand.
“But I like you around anyways.” Derek said as he chuckled. She lightly bumped his hip and laughed.
“Aw, aren’t you cute?”
“Absolutely adorable.” 
“Hmm, so that’s what your mother tells you?” she joked as she looked at him and walked down the street with the very romantic yellow streetlights illuminating their way.
“Well I would be able to tell if she was lying. Wouldn‘t I?” Derek scoffed.
“Oh get away from me.” She let go of his hand and ran into the woods that crept it’s way towards the houses at the end of the road. Well away from any streetlights, she couldn’t see a thing that wasn’t the waxing moon, almost full. “Derek?” She whispered. “Where are you?” She heard something rustle behind her and someone grab her wrist. A hand was over her mouth and she was turned against a chest. Derek held her snugly against him and his eyes pierced deep inside of her.
“Someone could steal you away out here.” Derek whispered. She tried to wiggle free, but couldn’t, and knew it wasn’t possible, he was stronger then any human, which she loved. She raised her eye brows and laughed as Derek brought his hand away from her mouth.
“Only if they could catch me.” She retorted. “Can I have a piggy back?” Derek let her go and she jumped onto his back, holding on with all her strength. As Derek walked through the woods her eyes adjusted and she could see pretty well. “Where are we going?” she whispered in his ear.
“I have no idea.” Derek answered. She looked up ahead and saw a good break in the trees. 
“Up here, stop up here.” Derek walked to where the moon light lit up the ground and Marie jumped off. She put up the hood to her hoodie and laid on the ground, looking up at the sky. Derek laid next to her and put his arm around her, supporting her head on his bicep. 
“So, who all in your family is a wolf, I know sometimes the gene doesn’t get passed…” she questioned, hoping Derek would answer. He looked down and her, and back up at the sky before taking a deep breath.
“Every body except Jillian, my aunt Jane, and Ann.” answered Derek.
“That’s weird, the twins…” she mentioned slowly as she wiggled closer to him.
“Yeah, well their not identical so…” Derek explained.
“How can you guys tell, so young?” she wondered aloud.
“Just little things, like good hearing or speed. You start to turn about the time you hit puberty. Poor Alex is having a hard time with it lately though, it’s a little harder at first, controlling it, but it gets easier.” Marie looked up at the moon and sighed.
“What about the full moon?” she asked. 
“Well, Alex only has a little trouble with that still, but we watch out for him. You get the hang of things pretty quickly in a pack this big, with an alpha like my dad. I usually don’t have any trouble, but Tess says it give her cramps from hell.” Derek finished. Yeah, she knew exactly what he was talking about. “What about you, what about your family?” Marie almost laughed, her sad excuse of a family.
“Well, really it isn’t much. My dad was bitten, when he was in his early twenties. He told me how dangerous he was, which is why that was one of my first questions, and how out of control he felt. My mom is human and so is Lauren, but I got half the gene. At first my dad and I  just thought I was fast and strong and could heal, but I think there’s something more too it.” explained Marie. Derek nodded his head slowly.
“Yeah, I heard it was hard for them. My family actually has a semi-long lineage, my great Grandpa was bitten, that’s were the Hale wolves started. Can I ask you something about Saturday?” Derek said. 
“Shoot.”
“That kid…Stiles, where’s his mom?” Derek asked. She looked over at Derek hesitantly.
“She uh, died, not too long ago.” she said quietly.
“Oh…that’s, awful…I couldn’t imagine losing someone that close to me.” he mumbled. Marie looked up at the moon and choked back tears, she wished she could take that boys pain away…even if she had to suffer instead, that little boy should still have his mommy. All of the sudden she yawned like a cat who just woke up from napping. Luckily this happened to help hold back the liquid in her eyes 
“I should take you home, you’re tired and we have school tomorrow…” said Derek.
“Ok mom, if you must.” she taunted.
“Hey young lady, don’t give me sass!” Derek laughed as he got up and pulled her up with him. She walked in front of him as they slowly made their way home. Suddenly, Derek jerked around and looked up into the trees.
“What? What is it?” she asked nervously. 
“Nothing…I just smelled something, like smoke.” Suddenly she saw something rising from the trees about a quarter mile away and knew he had to see it, was that smoke? She looked desperately for the source and finally saw a dim glow of light.
“Something’s on fire, over there.” She pointed in the direction of the fire. Derek grabbed her hand abruptly and started walking.
“Come on, its nothing, probably just brush control.” Derek said hastily, maybe he was right, but something seemed off, Derek seemed almost…spooked.

     Chapter 9

    Halfy


    And I love you endlessly,

    Darling don’t you see I’m not satisfied

    Until I hold you tight

    Give me one more chance tonight

    And I swear I’ll make it right

    But you ain’t got time for this

    And that wreckin’ bell is ringin’

    And I’m not satisfied

    Until I hold you 

    Derek

    He focused on breathing, keeping his heart beat down, but he could tell it wasn’t working. Why was he changing so easily, why couldn’t he control it? Before he knew it his vision was shifting and his nails were growing, his jaw was slack as pleasure coursed through his brain and his canines came in. The animal he worked so hard to contain was consumed with desire, if he was fully turned he wasn’t sure he would be able to stop.

    “Derek?!” He heard Marie yell. He jerked away from her and shifted back, but not before she shoved him away, grabbed his shirt from the floor, and dashed out of the room. He walked out to the kitchen to find Marie, wearing his shirt, with a death grip on a large serrated knife.

    “I’m not going to hurt you, I promise.” He said as he took a step closer and put his hands up in defense. The look on Marie’s face was filled with confusion and relief? “I’m sorry about that, I uh-”

    “Cut the crap, I know what you are.” Marie interrupted. 

    “Then you know a knife wont do much.” He said as he stepped closer again. As he inched towards Marie he locked his eyes on hers, but glanced at that knife several times, assessing exactly how much damage it could do. The size of it had him slightly nervous, but it was the serrations that would really do the most destruction.

    “It could cause you enough pain to keep you human long enough for me to steal your truck.” Marie stated as she flashed his keys in her other hand. Damn it, he should keep better track of those…

    “But I’m not going to hurt you.” He said, he watched the realization creep into her eyes as she lowered the knife. Suddenly a door opened, one whiff told him it was Lauren. Marie jerked and hid the knife behind her back. Lauren didn’t even look up from her phone as she walked in the kitchen opened the fridge and grabbed a yogurt. She stood between him and Marie and finally looked up at him and his lack of clothing.

    “God get a shirt on.” She mumbled before she retreated back to her room. He looked at Marie and they both laughed.

    ~~~

    Five minutes later (in the Spongebob announcer voice)

    Marie kept the knife, but sat on her bed facing him, completely alert. “I don’t suppose we could study now?” He laughed with a grin. Marie, continued to clutch the knife, but relaxed some. 

    “Well, this makes things interesting, and here I was worried I was the freak.” Marie scoffed. 

    “Wait what?” he asked, wondering what she meant. He sat next to her, still shirtless, and reached to grab her hand. Pain pricked his heart as she yanked away, but slowly gave it to him after a minute. 

    “So, you’re a wolf…” Marie stated with wide eyes that bore their way into his. He looked down, shaking his head yes, and traced the creases of her hand. “Are you- were you bitten?” Marie questioned slowly. As she calmed down he noticed her lie the knife on the bed. Derek might as well spill, cats out of the bag anyway.

    “Um, no, it…runs in the family.” He explained. He saw her snap her head up as she let that last comment sink in.

    “So that means…” Marie sighed. Derek heard the understanding loud and clear in her voice.

    “Yep, Tess too…Wait, how did you, what did you mean before?” He snapped his head up and searched her eyes.

    “You‘re never going to believe this…” Marie scoffed as she rubbed the back of her neck. “I’m, uh, I’m…half.” He heard her mutter barely louder then a whisper. He could feel his jaw hanging loose and tried to correct it, but it wouldn’t respond. That’s how she knew so fast, what he was…“My dad, he’s yeah…” Marie explained. He couldn’t believe it, the burden of his secret, the possibility of losing Marie, and accidentally hurting her, was gone. He felt almost giddy. Derek scoffed quietly, and suddenly let out a chuckle. He couldn’t stop from laughing again. Marie cocked her head in his direction with a smirk and confusion in her eyes. 

    “What is wrong with you? What’s so funny?” Marie asked lightly as she nudged his knee. He had to contain himself, now he really was a freak.

    “It’s just, I was so nervous that if you found out, you wouldn’t want anything to do with me…It made me sick.” He admitted more to himself then to her. Marie rubbed her thumb on his hand and squeezed slightly.

    “Even if I was all human, I don’t know if I would change my mind.” Marie whispered.

    A grin forced its way onto his face. “You know, you say that…” He chuckled playfully just as he pinned her on her bed and squeezed her side. Marie screamed between the laughs and giggles. “But, I don’t know…” he joked as he went to squeeze her thighs. Marie writhed underneath him, almost knocking him off. She sure was stronger then he expected.

    “No!!!!!” She screamed through uncontrollable hysterics. “Please, please! Anything else!” Marie squirmed and yelled. He finally let her up hoping he wouldn’t get too much punishment for his fun. Marie shot him daggers with her eyes and he knew it would be bad. She smirked evilly. 

    “Oh, you’re in for it!” Marie growled.

    “Don’t be mad babe.” He cooed, hoping to lessen his penalty.

    “Oh, I’m not mad,” Marie snarled as he inched away from her on the bed, “I don’t get mad, I get even…” Suddenly Marie launched from where she sat and attacked. His body forced him to laugh as Marie ticked him where ever she could get her hands. “Ha! Suffer!” Marie yelled in victory. He twitched involuntarily as she gently pinched his sides. Derek grabbed Marie’s wrists and pinned her down, laying on top of her and using all his body weight. He face hovered just above hers and he kissed her nose teasingly.

    “You’re not so tuff now, now that I have these under control.” He chuckled as he kissed both of her angry fists. Marie jerked and sent them both flying over the edge of her bed. He landed with a soft thud on her carpeted floor and a small grunt as her body forced the air out of him. Finding his breathe in nearly a second, he looked up at Marie, who was currently straddling his stomach and pinning both his arms over his head. 

    “Don’t underestimate the halfy.” Marie warned with a grin. He snickered and laid completely still as she kissed him softly and slid down so she sat at his waist. He could feel each of her heavy breaths as Marie ran her fingers through his dark hair. Once again, only their jeans separating them. He easily sat up and grabbed her hips, he let his hands wander down under her sexy thighs, he worked his way down and hooked her knees, pulling her as close as he could. Each kiss was slow, but loaded with passion…her every move precise, blistering the skin she kissed. Marie was driving him past sanity, she rested her arms on his shoulders and continued to play with his hair. Derek brought his hands back around and wrapped his arms around the smallest part of her waist, bringing her in and holding her to his chest. Marie pulled away and rested her head on her arm, their cheeks touching. His arms were wrapped around her and he played with the tips of her hair as they sat together.

    “You make this so difficult…” Marie said in a heavy voice. 

    “Make what difficult?” he asked calmly.

    “Saying ‘No’ to you.” Marie admitted. He chucked and kissed her shoulder. She made it impossible not to think about it. 

    ~~~

    He heard something…some noise he couldn’t quite place, some animal maybe. He opened his eyes, but the smell hit him before he saw Josh’s foot, only inches from his face. 

    “Uhhh!” He grunted as he jerked away from the rank order. He sat up and shielded his eyes from the glaring sun. Looking down at his best friend, he realized what the noise that woke him up was. Josh was snoring, like a chain saw. He shoved his friend, trying to wake him up, but accidentally shoved him right off the twin sized bed they’d shared last night. 

    “Ugh!” Josh grunted. 

    “Aw, man I’m sorry, did that wake you up?” he joked, feeling almost no remorse.

    “Uhhh, you keep forgetting,” Josh groaned as he rolled onto his back, “I’m human, these things, like falling off beds, bruise me. I’m gunna be bruised, scarred maybe, forever changed. All because my careless best friend shoved me off his bed with his freakish strength.” Josh sat up and got on the bed.

    “Baby.” Derek mumbled jokingly as he slid on his tank. Without warning, the most amazing smell wafted into his room and right to Derek’s alert nose. He jerked his head towards is door as his stomach let out a ferocious growl, it was time to eat. “Come on, my mom made breakfast.” Josh rolled off the bed and followed him down the hall.

    “Are you ever not hungry? Cuz really, I don’t think I’ve ever been over here and not seen you eat enough for like three people. I mean, people say I eat a lot.” Josh scoffed as they rounded the corner into the kitchen. 

    “Finally!” Tess exclaimed. She sat at the table with the twins and Peter, his mom and his aunt were serving the last of the eggs and everyone one else was in the living room watching Saturday morning cartoons. Everyone was looking over at Josh when the boys sat. 

    “What?” Josh asked as he looked at Derek, then everyone at the table. 

    “Did you boys, by chance, invite a bear to you little slumber party last night?” Peter asked sarcastically. 

    “Yeah, that or play with a chain saw all night? I could hear you all they way in my room, you kept me up all night.” Tess complained. Josh had his hands in the air in defense.

    “It is not my fault I have sinus issues alright. We cant all be perfect, you bunch of freaks you.” Josh mumbled into his food.

    “Yeah, it’s not his fault! Dude, but you should seriously see a doctor or something for your feet, they might have mold on them..” Derek said laughing. He looked around as his family snickered.

    “Ok, fine, be that way. I’ll just take my food else where, bet you Bean wont tell me my feet stink.” Josh huffed as he got up.

    “Smell ya later…” Derek joked. 

    “Mom, can I bring a friend with us to the beach house? Please?” Tess begged. Katherine Hale sat the table across from Tess with a poker face that was unreadable. 

    “I’ll think about it…” She finally decided. Tess’s face lit up instantly and Derek’s mom cracked a smile. He cleared his throat and put his fork down.

    “When is Laura heading down here?” He asked. His dad walked into the kitchen from the living room and put his plate in the sink.

    “The day before we leave. Which means our little princess here will be sharing her bed.” Derek’s fathers explained as he rumpled Tess’s hair.

    “Dad!” Tess shrieked. She fussed to fix her hair but it remained slightly fuzzed.

    His phone buzzed in his lap, he opened the text and smiled when it was from Marie. His favorite part about texting was that no matter how good someone’s hearing is, they cant listen in. “Hey mom, can I hang go over to Marie’s house today?”

    “Are your chores done?” Mrs. Hale asked with raised eyebrows. Derek nodded as he got up and stuck his empty plate in the dish washer. Josh walked in the kitchen with Bean on his shoulders.

    “Dude, Derek can you take me home?” He asked as he set Bean in a chair.

    “Sure, why?” Derek asked, normally his best friend stayed until they forced him out. Josh was staying over some much at one point that his is mom even asked once if Josh had a family, or if he just lived under some bridge and showered at their house. 

    “The neighborhood bear is in our front yard and my mom needs to go to work.” Josh explained as he walked towards the door and grabbed his bag.

    “Wait-” 

    “Well, its actually a dog, but it still freaks her out.” They got in the truck and headed over. 

    When they pulled up a giant saint Bernard sat in front of the door barking and baring it’s teeth at the truck. He got out of the truck and followed Josh up to the house. “Oh shut up.” Josh mumbled as he wave his hand. The dog kept barking as Josh carelessly walked past and into the house. Derek just stood there as the monstrous dog turned its attention to him and barked relentlessly. The dog was rearing up, acting like it was going to jump on him. He focused on turning just enough for the animal to get the idea, just enough for his eyes to change. He could feel his canines peak out from his lips as he bared his teeth and let out a low growl. The giant dog whined, laid down, and rolled over on its stomach. Derek went back to his human form and the dog ran away.

     Josh walked out side with a piece of fried chicken and looked around. “Where’d he go?” Josh questioned.

    “Oh I just uh, scared him away…” Derek answered. Josh looked around and laughed.

    “Hm, I should get your help more often, last time I had to feed him to get him to leave.” Josh explained as he took a bite of the chicken and stuck his head in the house. “You’re clear mom, he’s gone!” Josh yelled. Almost immediately Josh’s mom poked her head out the door. 

    “Thank you, I’m sorry you had to come home.” She said as she raced to her car and jumped in. “Bye boys! I’m late! See you for dinner sweetie!” She shouted as she backed out of the driveway. 

    “Bye mom…” Josh said too late. Derek walked to his truck and got in.

    “See ya later man.” he yelled to Josh, who stood in the door way and waved. He worried about his best friend sometimes, he knew Josh was alone a lot, but when he wasn’t alone he was with his mom, or worse his step dad. Josh never said anything more about him other then that he was a jerk, but Derek knew his best friend, and he saw the fear in his eyes.

    ~~~ 

    He sat on the couch with Marie and watched Mrs. Nichols run around the house getting the final touches for her date with some guy.

    “Hey, do you wanna get some ice cream tonight?” he asked quietly.

    “Marie, have you seen-” Mrs. Nichols interrupted. 

    “On your counter!” Marie yelled. Mrs. Nichols walked in the living room where they sat and put one of her earrings in. “I’m sorry I-” Marie tried.

    “Thank you Marie for babysitting tonight for Sheriff Stalinski, he just couldn’t seem to find anyone.” Mrs. Nichols said as the doorbell rang. Confused, he looked at Marie.

    “Baby sitting?” he mouthed. Babysitting this guys kid? What if it was annoying, or worse, what if it was a baby? 

    “Sorry…” Marie mouthed. Oh well, it couldn’t be that bad.

    “Daaaad.” Derek heard a young boy whine from the other room. “Why can’t I just go to Scotts house?” He and Marie got up and walked into the front room. The Sheriff put his large hand on top of his sons head and bent down to look at him.

    “Stiles. I already told you, Scotts dad said no.” The sheriff explained.

    “I don’t need a stupid babysitter!” The boy tried. 

    “Yeah, and the last time I left you at home by your self, you set popcorn on fire. Now, unless I want the insurance to go up again, I’m not leaving you.” Sheriff Stalinski stated.

    “Uhhh.” Stiles shrugged and gave in. Derek stayed back as Marie stepped forward. 

    “It wont be so bad, it will only be a couple of hours and we could go get ice cream? I mean if its ok…” Marie offered warmly. Stiles eyes lit up as he turned back to his dad.

    “You hear that? Ice cream, you’ll be fine.” The sheriff said as he patted his sons shoulder and turned for the front door. 

    An hour and a half of Chicken Run and a box of pizza later, Derek was driving the edge of town with Stiles cuddled up next to Marie on the other side of his truck. He parked and they all walked into Ann’s quietly. Who ever this kid was, he wasn’t much of a talker. He didn’t mind that so much as the fact that he looked so depressed. The kid couldn’t be more then ten and every time Derek looked at him he swore he looked like he was going to cry. What should be innocent, ten year old eyes, were sorrow filled, broken ones. He did noticed though, every time Marie paid him attention, that kid couldn’t help but smile. He loved that about her, she brightened the room. They walked up to the counter and looked at their choices.

    “Ok guys, its on me.” He announced to the pair. Marie and Stiles both had their faces pressed to the glass, completely ignoring him.

    “That’s nice of you young man.” Said the woman from the last time they were there.

    “Hey, I remember you. How are you? How’s this place doing?” Derek asked, genuinely interested.

    “We’re doing just fine thank you for asking. I’m glad to see you too together, hardly see a young couple come around here.” She said in her frail voice. “What will you all have today?” The old woman asked Marie.

    “Well I want Butter Pecan, Stiles?” Marie look at the boy who jerked his head from the glass and looked around, like he had gotten lost in thought trying to pick his ice cream. “What ice cream do you want?” She asked again.

    “Orange sorbet.” Stiles answered with a hint of a half smile. The old woman scooped the ice cream and handed them out.

    “And for you?” She asked him.

    “Chocolate, thanks.” Derek said with a smile. She brought over his ice cream and handed it to him as he gave her the money. After she handed him the change she grabbed a napkin and scribbled something on it in a rush. He was about to walk away when suddenly she gripped his fore arm and looked him right in the eye. She didn’t lean forward and she barely spoke at a whisper.

    “Do you know the truth about your grandfathers death?” She asked in a voice that was cold. She slipped the napkin in his hand and turned and walked into the back of the place. Derek, shocked and confused, walked to the table where Marie and Stiles sat with giant grins, devouring their ice cream. He looked down at the napkin as he approached slowly. Meet me at the Beacon Hills Library parking lot- midnight, next Saturday.

    ~~~

    Marie

    She sat with her legs in a awkward position, that was sure to give her future back pain, so they could support her laptop as she scrolled through Myspace. She couldn’t make her self go to bed, just twenty more minutes. She looked at the time, one eleven, wooops…It was only Monday, she could get sleep tomorrow. Suddenly she heard a rapping on her window and she froze. Maybe it was the bush…and it grew branches, maybe it was a leaf, maybe it was slendy. Just then there was a knock, oh my god it really is slendy. Her phone vibrated in her hand and she looked down. From Derek…Open the window. She laughed and slid the window open.

    “Hello love.” She cooed as she stuck her head out the window and looked up at him. Derek smirked and leaned down and kissed her.

    “I knew you weren’t sleeping. Wanna go for a walk?” Derek asked. 

    “Sure.” she answered as she ducked back inside. She wiggled her jeans on and slipped on her converse and went back to the window. She successfully stuck one leg through and ducked her head through, but when she tried to pull her remaining foot out, her heal got caught on the window pain and she crumpled onto the wet grass. Great. 

    “Marie?!” Derek ‘yelled’ in a hushed whisper. 

    “I’m fine, really.” She reassured him as she got up. There were splotches on her entire left side and she groaned internally. Fan friggan tastic. “Well that was about the most graceful thing I’ve seen a half werewolf do all day. I have speed, I have strength, I cant even heal! But do I have an ounce of grace? No…” She said in defeat. Derek grabbed her hand.

    “But I like you around anyways.” Derek said as he chuckled. She lightly bumped his hip and laughed.

    “Aw, aren’t you cute?”

    “Absolutely adorable.” 

    “Hmm, so that’s what your mother tells you?” she joked as she looked at him and walked down the street with the very romantic yellow streetlights illuminating their way.

    “Well I would be able to tell if she was lying. Wouldn‘t I?” Derek scoffed.

    “Oh get away from me.” She let go of his hand and ran into the woods that crept it’s way towards the houses at the end of the road. Well away from any streetlights, she couldn’t see a thing that wasn’t the waxing moon, almost full. “Derek?” She whispered. “Where are you?” She heard something rustle behind her and someone grab her wrist. A hand was over her mouth and she was turned against a chest. Derek held her snugly against him and his eyes pierced deep inside of her.

    “Someone could steal you away out here.” Derek whispered. She tried to wiggle free, but couldn’t, and knew it wasn’t possible, he was stronger then any human, which she loved. She raised her eye brows and laughed as Derek brought his hand away from her mouth.

    “Only if they could catch me.” She retorted. “Can I have a piggy back?” Derek let her go and she jumped onto his back, holding on with all her strength. As Derek walked through the woods her eyes adjusted and she could see pretty well. “Where are we going?” she whispered in his ear.

    “I have no idea.” Derek answered. She looked up ahead and saw a good break in the trees. 

    “Up here, stop up here.” Derek walked to where the moon light lit up the ground and Marie jumped off. She put up the hood to her hoodie and laid on the ground, looking up at the sky. Derek laid next to her and put his arm around her, supporting her head on his bicep. 

    “So, who all in your family is a wolf, I know sometimes the gene doesn’t get passed…” she questioned, hoping Derek would answer. He looked down and her, and back up at the sky before taking a deep breath.

    “Every body except Jillian, my aunt Jane, and Ann.” answered Derek.

    “That’s weird, the twins…” she mentioned slowly as she wiggled closer to him.

    “Yeah, well their not identical so…” Derek explained.

    “How can you guys tell, so young?” she wondered aloud.

    “Just little things, like good hearing or speed. You start to turn about the time you hit puberty. Poor Alex is having a hard time with it lately though, it’s a little harder at first, controlling it, but it gets easier.” Marie looked up at the moon and sighed.

    “What about the full moon?” she asked. 

    “Well, Alex only has a little trouble with that still, but we watch out for him. You get the hang of things pretty quickly in a pack this big, with an alpha like my dad. I usually don’t have any trouble, but Tess says it give her cramps from hell.” Derek finished. Yeah, she knew exactly what he was talking about. “What about you, what about your family?” Marie almost laughed, her sad excuse of a family.

    “Well, really it isn’t much. My dad was bitten, when he was in his early twenties. He told me how dangerous he was, which is why that was one of my first questions, and how out of control he felt. My mom is human and so is Lauren, but I got half the gene. At first my dad and I  just thought I was fast and strong and could heal, but I think there’s something more too it.” explained Marie. Derek nodded his head slowly.

    “Yeah, I heard it was hard for them. My family actually has a semi-long lineage, my great Grandpa was bitten, that’s were the Hale wolves started. Can I ask you something about Saturday?” Derek said. 

    “Shoot.”

    “That kid…Stiles, where’s his mom?” Derek asked. She looked over at Derek hesitantly.

    “She uh, died, not too long ago.” she said quietly.

    “Oh…that’s, awful…I couldn’t imagine losing someone that close to me.” he mumbled. Marie looked up at the moon and choked back tears, she wished she could take that boys pain away…even if she had to suffer instead, that little boy should still have his mommy. All of the sudden she yawned like a cat who just woke up from napping. Luckily this happened to help hold back the liquid in her eyes 

    “I should take you home, you’re tired and we have school tomorrow…” said Derek.

    “Ok mom, if you must.” she taunted.

    “Hey young lady, don’t give me sass!” Derek laughed as he got up and pulled her up with him. She walked in front of him as they slowly made their way home. Suddenly, Derek jerked around and looked up into the trees.

    “What? What is it?” she asked nervously. 

    “Nothing…I just smelled something, like smoke.” Suddenly she saw something rising from the trees about a quarter mile away and knew he had to see it, was that smoke? She looked desperately for the source and finally saw a dim glow of light.

    “Something’s on fire, over there.” She pointed in the direction of the fire. Derek grabbed her hand abruptly and started walking.

    “Come on, its nothing, probably just brush control.” Derek said hastily, maybe he was right, but something seemed off, Derek seemed almost…spooked.

     
  3. kinda made me think of last chapter

    kinda made me think of last chapter

     
  4. You gave it all, gave into the call
You took a chance and
You took a fall for us

You came thoughtfully, loved me faithfully
You taught me honor, you did it for me

Tonight you will sleep for good
You will wait for me my love

Now I am strong (Now I am strong)
You gave me all
You gave all you had and now I am home 
Chapter 8

Derek

He dosed a couple times, but mostly he focused on her heart beat, soft and steady, and strong. He felt Marie relax and her heart slow, just as a small snore left her lips. He had to try not to laugh as he looked down and noticed drool leaking out of her mouth, he grabbed his phone and looked for the time. Ten thirty, defiantly time to go, don’t want to push his luck. He gently slid out from under her and put his shirt back on, he pulled her blanket over her shoulders and pressed his lips to her forehead.

“Good night.” He whispered as made his way out of the room. Suddenly, he heard a moan and he turned to look at her.

“St- stop…” Marie cried barely louder then a whisper for human ears. “Stop it.” She commanded louder this time. He could only imagine what Marie was dreaming of.

He made his way out to his truck and got in the cab. Marie’s scent still filled his car from earlier today and sent desire racing though his body. He couldn’t get the idea of someone hurting her out of his head and it was driving him mad, he wanted to tear that jerk apart! What kind of person would do that to someone? It was a good thing he didn’t live close. He pulled onto the long road to his house and rolled down the windows letting the crisp air rush around him. He wished he could drive down this road for hours, with the cool breeze in his face, Marie on his mind. He pulled into his trucks usual spot and sleepily made his way to the house.

Quietly, he stepped though the doorway and started up the stairs. He turned for his room and stumbled onto the bed, too lazy to get up and take off his clothes, he kicked away his jeans and pealed off his shirt, leaving him in his boxers. He blindly searched for his blanket and pulled it over his shoulder and sank in the arms of sleep.

He and his family were running through the forest, but it was different, he was closer to the ground some how. He looked down and suddenly saw black paws, wolf paws, he snapped his head up and each of his family members had turned into wolves, actual wolves! His dad, currently a very large charcoal black wolf, was at the head of the pack and was leading the group though the woods when they broke into a open field and the full moon saturated the forest around them. As if they were one unit, he and his family sat on their haunches and bayed at the moon. He had this feeling, this need for something that wasn’t there, they were looking for something, someone. Without warning his dad took off, everyone trailing behind him. Derek ran beside them and suddenly he could smell something wonderful, absolutely divine. It was cinnamon, and snicker doodles  and something else…Marie! He snapped his head to the right and saw the most exquisite light gray wolf running next to him and knew it was her. Suddenly, something changed, they were getting…blurry? Slowly, each figure began fading and eventually disappeared and he was alone. He lifted his head and howled, hoping for a response, but heard nothing.

Derek opened his eyes and looked around, he was still in his house…he must have been dreaming. He hated dreams that ended with him being alone. He shook away the cloud of loneliness and stretched out on his bed again hoping for sleep, but didn’t have any luck. Laying in bed, couldn’t help but think of Marie. It seemed like she was all he thought of lately, he wished she was there with him, but he knew it was only a few more hours until he could hold her. He felt insane for falling for someone so fast, but something about it was so right, so natural. Being with her was so easy, like it was meant to be. He remembered hearing his grandpa talking about how his grandma was his “mate” and that only the lucky ones actually find the person they were meant for. But he was only in high school, there was no way he could have gotten so lucky…was there? 

He closed his eyes for what felt like a second, but when he opened them the sun shone through his window and his alarm blared. Thirty short minutes later the engine of his truck roared into the parking lot of Beacon Hills High. He made his way into the building and could already smell hints of Marie’s alluring scent. Marie stood at her locker and flashed a smile as he caught her eye.

“Good morning.” Marie greeted as she continued to smile. The light coming through the large windows played off Marie’s blonde hair and made her shine. He looked into her eyes and noticed how tired she looked and wondered what she was dreaming of last night. 

“Good morning beautiful.” Marie reached inside his leather jacket and wrapped her arm around his waist, resting her head slightly above his chest. He wrapped his arms around her shoulders and held her tight against him, breathing her in.

“How did you sleep?” he asked, Marie adjusted her chin to rest on his shoulder and smiled. 

“I had a nightmare, but its nothing I’m not used to.” Marie explained. It was probably only a couple of minutes, he swore it felt like longer, that he stood there with Marie, feeling her body against his, and loving it. This was different then all the times he’d imagined sex with her, this was more then lust, but it scared him shitless to think I could be love. He laced his fingers through hers and they started down the hall to class.


~~~

Marie 

She sat, completely focused on what was on TV, and heard her mom shuffling around in the other room.

“Marie! Help me clean!” Her mom shouted.  

“Whaaat?” She yelled back. Still focused on the show.

“Help me!” Her mom replied louder. She rolled her eyes and turned off the television. As she walked by the kitchen she caught the time, wow seven o’clock already. 

“Mom, its fine, they wont mind. Its not that messy any way.” Just as she finished her last word the door bell rang. “Too late.” She said as she swung open the door. Tess smiled and stepped inside, clutching a large pink duffle bag. Mrs. Hale stepped in behind her and waved at Marie’s mom.

“Hey, I hope I’m not early.” Tess asked Marie as she looked around for the other girls. Marie’s mom raced over and took Mrs. Hale’s hand.

“Hi, it nice to finally meet you, I’m Ann Nichols.” Her mom greeted.

“Katherine Hale.” Tess’s mom explained. She watched as their moms started talking about work and the economy, she nudged Tess and grinned.

“Here, come put your stuff down in my room.” Marie offered and led her to the end of the short hall, she hoped Tess wouldn’t think anything of her sparsely decorated room. “Here it is, in all its glory, pretty boring.” she laughed as they walked in.

“No, I like it, its cute.” Tess replied as she swung around and took in the beige walls with no decorations. Tess sat down on Marie’s bed and yawned, “Where’s your dad?” Tess asked innocently. Marie looked down and sat next to her on the bed.

“He’s…incognito…” Marie whispered playfully as she waggled her eyebrow. “Nah, he lives in San Francisco.” She answered.

 Tess nodded, acknowledging her, and got up to walked to the door. “I think someone’s here, come on..” Marie didn’t hear anyone, but seconds later the doorbell rang again. She followed an eager Tess to the door and saw her mom letting in Katy, followed by her parents.

“Hey, come put your stuff down.” Marie offered. They all went back into the room and sat on her queen sized bed. Katy curiously looked around her room.

“Where’s Bridget?” Katy question.

“Oh, she cant make it, she got and extra shift at work. But maybe another time.” She explained to her friends as she leaned back casually on her pillows. “How’s Dylan?” She asked Tess.

“He’s good, we had a fight though. He just, he can be so pushy sometimes, ya know?” Katy and Marie looked at each other knowingly and grinned.

“Yeah, we know.” They both answered.

“But enough about her, tell us about you and Derek!” Katy chirped. Marie rolled over on the bed in embarrassment.  

“Did you guys eat dinner yet, we were gunna order pizza.” She suggested nervously, trying to change the subject and glanced at Tess looking for help.

“Oh no, you don’t get off the hook that easy!” Katy said with a grin. “Come on, you are dating the guy every girl in this school, and not in this school, would die for.”

“Uhhh.” Marie let out a large huff. “Come on, I, I don’t want it to be awkward for Tess…” 

Tess let out a laugh, “Oh I’m fine, believe me I’ve heard worse.” 

“Phfft! Fine, but later… Who do you like Katy?” She questioned, genuinely curious. She noticed a blush sprinkle over one of her best friends cheeks as Katy looked at the ground. 

“I know who she likes!” Tess burst, she instantly slapped her hand to her mouth and gasped. 

“What?! Who? Who is it?” She begged.  Tess giggled and pointed at Katy accusingly.

“It’s…” Katy started, with both hands over her face, “Josh.”

“Awww! You guys would be so cute together!” Marie said. They both stared at Katy.

“And he’s on the baseball team with Derek.” Tess teased, with an enormous grin spread across her face. Marie realized how hungry she was and looked over at Tess just in time for her stomach to let out a huge growl.

“So, do we want pizza?” Marie asked.

“Yeah sure, I’m starving actually…I could eat as much as Derek does, and that’s saying something.” Tess joked. They walked out into the living room and into the kitchen. Marie grabbed the phone and looked at Tess.

“Do you know the number for Domino’s?” 

“Yeah, here.” Tess grabbed the phone and typed in the number and gave it back.

“Do you guys want pepperoni?” Both girls shook their heads in obvious agreement. While she made the order Katy and Tess made their way into the living room and scanned the movies on the shelving. Katy pulled out Titanic and popped it in the DVD player. 

“I haven‘t seen this movie in years.” Marie mentioned as she plopped on the couch. Thirty minutes later, just as the plot was thickening, the door bell rang and all three jumped to their feet and ran to the door. Marie swung it open and reveled Josh standing with two pizzas that radiated heat.

“Josh.” She laughed as she slowly turned her head and smirked at Katy.

“Ma-Marie, you live here? Hi, Katy…and Tess. Um, its gunna be ten twenty nine.” Josh answered slowly. She noticed him glance at Katy every couple of seconds and get this goofy grin on his face. Was this what her and Derek looked like on the outside? Maybe she would try and contain her joy more often. She handed him the cash and took the pizza.

“Well…I guess we’ll leave you two alone.” She said as she winked dramatically to Katy and dashed into the kitchen with the pizza. She whipped out the plates and piled three on hers. She turned to look at Tess and smiled.

“I regret nothing.” She chuckled as she returned to the couch.

When the movie was almost over Marie stared and watched as Jack made Rose promise to survive. She didn’t know if she could do that for Derek. Watch him die and then promise to survive, she wouldn’t know how. She turned and looked at Katy just in time to catch two tears fall down her cheeks.

“Katy, are you crying?” she wondered aloud.

“N-no.” She said with a sniff. Marie let out a quiet laugh and focused on the movie again,. When it was over the girls wandered back to Marie’s room and curled up together on the bed. The lights were off, but the light from the moon shone in, giving each girl a pale blue tint. The three girls laid long ways on the bed Tess and Marie on the outside and Katy shoved in the middle. Tess stared out the window into the woods that came up to the back of her house and Katy turned and looked at Marie.

“So, you said you’d spill later. Its later…” Katy prodded.

“What do you wanna know?” she asked.

“Is he  good kisser?” Katy asked excitedly. Marie looked down and laughed a little.

“Yes…” she chuckled and tried not to look in Tess’s direction. 

“Hmm. Is there sparks, like you know what I mean?” Katy kept on.

“Yeah I know, and yeah there are. Its crazy it like every time he touches me, I’m being electrocuted, I can hardly think around him.” Marie confessed. 

“Awww.” Katy began as a word but half way through it became a yawn. She laid her head down and smiled. “I’m gunna sleep, good night guys.” 

“Yeah me too, good night.” Marie whispered as she laid her head down. She snuggled into her pillow and was out.

She stood in a doorway that looked into an ally. She knew she was at Jacobs place, down town San Francisco and only about ten blocks from her dads. The yellow light from the street lamp only covered a section of the ally, leaving the rest pitch black. She could hear the gravel crunching as someone approached out of the darkness and looked up to see Jacob. Her heart jumped with his handsome smile, but something was different about his eyes. Even though they were black, they were usually full of depth, but these seemed flat somehow, different in a way she couldn’t place. He sauntered over to her and kissed her rough on the mouth. He put his face to her ear and chuckled.

“Lets go inside…” He whispered. He took her hand and pulled her through the doorway. She looked around, it was just like she remembered, every piece. He grabbed her waist and kissed her again, she let him take control as he kissed forcefully. She could feel him pushing her as he kissed down her neck and they stumbled onto his bed, him heavy on top of her. He was being more forceful then he usually was, which had her worried. She knew she should tell him to stop soon. She laid under him as he continued violently kissing her, he brought his hand to her waist and she cringed away as his fingers tried to find their way up her shirt.

“J-Jacob not tonight, not yet.” She managed through kisses. She thought he would stop, but he didn’t. “Jacob.” She struggled under him and pushed him away with one hand, the other he had pinned above her head. She yanked to get it loose and he pressed harder, hard enough to badly bruise a human. She moved her head away from his mouth roughly and he kissed down her neck. 

“Jacob!” He was so heavy on top of her she felt like she would suffocate. He kissed her lips again, shoving his tongue in her mouth, stealing her air. He reached for his pants and undid them, kicking them away and she could feel him hard against her. All of the sudden she realized exactly where this was going. She struggled under him but he was so heavy, she couldn’t get free.

“Come here baby doll.” He cooed, as if he were about to make love to her instead of rape her. He reached upward and grabbed her free hand and pinned it with the other, she fought him with everything she had but it wasn’t enough. In the back of her mind she couldn’t help but kick herself for going for a guy who could bench 300 and was 200 pounds of straight muscle. She was so angry, how could he do this! She fucking trusted him! She felt his hands pealing away the only barrier between them and she couldn’t handle it! No! this couldn’t happen! But they were almost gone and she couldn’t get away…

Suddenly a red haze clouded her eyes and rage overtook her soul. She wrenched her arms away from him and growled. She grabbed his shoulders and pushed away as hard as she could, lifting him off of her and rolling him onto the bed. 

“What the fuck!“ He yelled. She straddled him, no longer afraid, and punched him as hard as she possibly could in the nose. His eyes watered and he let out a loud yell, she jump away and grabbed her pants and ducked out the door. She ran on the glass littered streets of San Francisco bare foot and didn’t feel a thing. She didn’t know how fast she was going and she didn’t care who saw her, the only thing she currently gave a fuck about was getting home. She busted open her dads door and looked in at her father on the couch. The expression he wore was one of horror, she looked around and realized she must look like shit. Besides her complete lack of pants, her hair was wild from all the struggling. She turned and looked in the mirror next to the door, and saw two glowing eyes that she couldn’t decide were more purple or pink…

“Marie?!” Her father yelled, she turned her head back to him, but it felt like slow motion. She felt his arms wrap around her as her knees gave out and she felt safe, completely protected. She closed her eyes as she listened to him shout her name again, she went into the sleep she longed for.

~~~

Monday afternoon:

“Do you want me to stay until your mom gets home, I don’t think my mom would care, especially if I told her you were alone.” Derek asked her in a voice that flowed down her ears like magic. She loved when he was feeling protective.

“You don’t have to stay that long. Are you sure she’s even ok with this, I mean, she knows we’re alone…” She asked, wondering why Derek’s mom would be so lenient. She laced her fingers through his free hand as he drove to her house and she turned the air conditioning vents on them. 

“Well, I uh, sort of told her we were also watching Lauren…” Derek explained, she noticed him glancing between her and the road trying to figure out if that was ok.

“So, you lied about my little sister for our advantage?” she asked skeptically. 

“Yes…” Derek admitted.

“This is why I like you.” She laughed with a grin as she pecked his cheek and scrunched her nose when his whiskers scratched her. She sighed and laid her head on his shoulder. They pulled up to the house and she led him inside. Once in the house, she went strait to her room and through her things in the corner.

“You can put you stuff down with mine, we can study after a little break.” She whipped around and accidentally walked right into him. She jumped back and hit her ankle on her bed frame and lost her balance. Derek’s hands gripped both sides of her waist and steadied her, as he pulled her up against him. She could hear her heart pounding in her ears and was caught off guard by the sudden closeness. She stood in front of him next to her bed and looked into those eyes. She felt like someone was squeezing her heart when she looked into them. She looked down at his lips and smiled, his lips were so perfect. She glanced up to his eyes again only to catch them focused on her. She was frozen by his stare, as if his green eyes held her to the spot she stood instead of gravity. Suddenly, there was a warmth  in her stomach and she wanted nothing more then to feel Derek’s lips on hers. He must have been feeling the same, because at that moment she watched as he leaned in to kiss her.

Marie could feel the air thickening as he got closer and she ached for that kiss. Derek’s nose was barely not touching hers when she noticed him pause…it was her move. She lingered there, savoring the excitement her body was flooding with, and barely brushed her lips on his. Tingles shot throughout her body and there was electricity in her brain, frying her rational thoughts. She pressed her lips to his this time, feeling him on her, and getting high from it. Derek put more pressure on her hips as she kissed him harder, faster. She could feel him pressing into her and wanted more, craved it like a drug. 

As she kissed him she brought her hands to his shirt and lifted slowly as Derek watched and kissed her cheeks. He was beautiful, his stomach was toned and lean and his shoulders were strong and safe, she felt so safe. Derek kissed her nose and unbuttoned her shirt, taking his time with each button, and revealed her bra. Her eyes bore into his as she felt him take her waist and lower her onto her bed. He supported himself on his forearm with one arm and his other hand was hooked under her jaw and caressed her neck with his thumb. She couldn’t help but smile as he laid his lips on hers and let out a quiet moan. She almost protested when Derek stopped and looked down at her body. She noticed a blush on his cheeks directly before he planted a sweet kiss between her breast and trailed down her stomach. He set fire to her body, the flames crawling from her low stomach up to her face, she felt as if she was melting under the heat. With each breath on her skin the fever only intensified and drove her closer to insanity. She felt like her body would combust with desire. Derek brought his face back to hers, lightly kissing her lips and making his way down her jaw line to her neck, and he gently sucked where her pulse was the strongest.

“You are…” He started, completely breathless, “so beautiful…” Derek kissed down her neck to her collar bone, starting a new fire. “So beautiful it hurts…”.  She too, was out of breath and instead of responding, she let her hands go where they pleased and find the button of his pant that she unbuttoned and unzipped. Derek quickly kicked away his pants and pressed into her. She wanted to so badly, every fiber of her being begged her rationality to throw caution to the wind but she couldn’t find it in her to give her virtue away just yet. 

“Derek…” She whispered in a tone that conveyed her thoughts. She brought her hands around and ran them through his hair. Derek looked deep into her eyes, desire ramped. He put his lips to her ear, lightly tickling her.

“Oh, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied…?” Derek mentioned in a voice that almost unraveled her decision. He must have remembered Shakespeare was her favorite.

“What satisfaction canst thou have tonight?” She pleaded with him, knowing he would not take forcefully, not matter how it pained him. She trailed her fingers down his back and around to his front, tracing every crease of his abdomen. Derek gently rocked into her, and she held back a moan as he sent her over the edge. She could feel him hard against her and decided to give him some satisfaction. She brought her hand lower and slipped it beneath his boxers. She touched him and enjoyed every trace of pleasure across his face as he breathed heavily against her neck. She looked up to see Derek’s jaw slung open from pleasure and his eyes, not the familiar green, but vibrant blue. In an instant she knew what he was, and that he could turn any second.

“Derek?!”

    You gave it all, gave into the call

    You took a chance and

    You took a fall for us

    You came thoughtfully, loved me faithfully

    You taught me honor, you did it for me

    Tonight you will sleep for good

    You will wait for me my love

    Now I am strong (Now I am strong)

    You gave me all

    You gave all you had and now I am home 

    Chapter 8

    Derek

    He dosed a couple times, but mostly he focused on her heart beat, soft and steady, and strong. He felt Marie relax and her heart slow, just as a small snore left her lips. He had to try not to laugh as he looked down and noticed drool leaking out of her mouth, he grabbed his phone and looked for the time. Ten thirty, defiantly time to go, don’t want to push his luck. He gently slid out from under her and put his shirt back on, he pulled her blanket over her shoulders and pressed his lips to her forehead.

    “Good night.” He whispered as made his way out of the room. Suddenly, he heard a moan and he turned to look at her.

    “St- stop…” Marie cried barely louder then a whisper for human ears. “Stop it.” She commanded louder this time. He could only imagine what Marie was dreaming of.

    He made his way out to his truck and got in the cab. Marie’s scent still filled his car from earlier today and sent desire racing though his body. He couldn’t get the idea of someone hurting her out of his head and it was driving him mad, he wanted to tear that jerk apart! What kind of person would do that to someone? It was a good thing he didn’t live close. He pulled onto the long road to his house and rolled down the windows letting the crisp air rush around him. He wished he could drive down this road for hours, with the cool breeze in his face, Marie on his mind. He pulled into his trucks usual spot and sleepily made his way to the house.

    Quietly, he stepped though the doorway and started up the stairs. He turned for his room and stumbled onto the bed, too lazy to get up and take off his clothes, he kicked away his jeans and pealed off his shirt, leaving him in his boxers. He blindly searched for his blanket and pulled it over his shoulder and sank in the arms of sleep.

    He and his family were running through the forest, but it was different, he was closer to the ground some how. He looked down and suddenly saw black paws, wolf paws, he snapped his head up and each of his family members had turned into wolves, actual wolves! His dad, currently a very large charcoal black wolf, was at the head of the pack and was leading the group though the woods when they broke into a open field and the full moon saturated the forest around them. As if they were one unit, he and his family sat on their haunches and bayed at the moon. He had this feeling, this need for something that wasn’t there, they were looking for something, someone. Without warning his dad took off, everyone trailing behind him. Derek ran beside them and suddenly he could smell something wonderful, absolutely divine. It was cinnamon, and snicker doodles  and something else…Marie! He snapped his head to the right and saw the most exquisite light gray wolf running next to him and knew it was her. Suddenly, something changed, they were getting…blurry? Slowly, each figure began fading and eventually disappeared and he was alone. He lifted his head and howled, hoping for a response, but heard nothing.

    Derek opened his eyes and looked around, he was still in his house…he must have been dreaming. He hated dreams that ended with him being alone. He shook away the cloud of loneliness and stretched out on his bed again hoping for sleep, but didn’t have any luck. Laying in bed, couldn’t help but think of Marie. It seemed like she was all he thought of lately, he wished she was there with him, but he knew it was only a few more hours until he could hold her. He felt insane for falling for someone so fast, but something about it was so right, so natural. Being with her was so easy, like it was meant to be. He remembered hearing his grandpa talking about how his grandma was his “mate” and that only the lucky ones actually find the person they were meant for. But he was only in high school, there was no way he could have gotten so lucky…was there? 

    He closed his eyes for what felt like a second, but when he opened them the sun shone through his window and his alarm blared. Thirty short minutes later the engine of his truck roared into the parking lot of Beacon Hills High. He made his way into the building and could already smell hints of Marie’s alluring scent. Marie stood at her locker and flashed a smile as he caught her eye.

    “Good morning.” Marie greeted as she continued to smile. The light coming through the large windows played off Marie’s blonde hair and made her shine. He looked into her eyes and noticed how tired she looked and wondered what she was dreaming of last night. 

    “Good morning beautiful.” Marie reached inside his leather jacket and wrapped her arm around his waist, resting her head slightly above his chest. He wrapped his arms around her shoulders and held her tight against him, breathing her in.

    “How did you sleep?” he asked, Marie adjusted her chin to rest on his shoulder and smiled. 

    “I had a nightmare, but its nothing I’m not used to.” Marie explained. It was probably only a couple of minutes, he swore it felt like longer, that he stood there with Marie, feeling her body against his, and loving it. This was different then all the times he’d imagined sex with her, this was more then lust, but it scared him shitless to think I could be love. He laced his fingers through hers and they started down the hall to class.

    ~~~

    Marie 

    She sat, completely focused on what was on TV, and heard her mom shuffling around in the other room.

    “Marie! Help me clean!” Her mom shouted.  

    “Whaaat?” She yelled back. Still focused on the show.

    “Help me!” Her mom replied louder. She rolled her eyes and turned off the television. As she walked by the kitchen she caught the time, wow seven o’clock already. 

    “Mom, its fine, they wont mind. Its not that messy any way.” Just as she finished her last word the door bell rang. “Too late.” She said as she swung open the door. Tess smiled and stepped inside, clutching a large pink duffle bag. Mrs. Hale stepped in behind her and waved at Marie’s mom.

    “Hey, I hope I’m not early.” Tess asked Marie as she looked around for the other girls. Marie’s mom raced over and took Mrs. Hale’s hand.

    “Hi, it nice to finally meet you, I’m Ann Nichols.” Her mom greeted.

    “Katherine Hale.” Tess’s mom explained. She watched as their moms started talking about work and the economy, she nudged Tess and grinned.

    “Here, come put your stuff down in my room.” Marie offered and led her to the end of the short hall, she hoped Tess wouldn’t think anything of her sparsely decorated room. “Here it is, in all its glory, pretty boring.” she laughed as they walked in.

    “No, I like it, its cute.” Tess replied as she swung around and took in the beige walls with no decorations. Tess sat down on Marie’s bed and yawned, “Where’s your dad?” Tess asked innocently. Marie looked down and sat next to her on the bed.

    “He’s…incognito…” Marie whispered playfully as she waggled her eyebrow. “Nah, he lives in San Francisco.” She answered.

     Tess nodded, acknowledging her, and got up to walked to the door. “I think someone’s here, come on..” Marie didn’t hear anyone, but seconds later the doorbell rang again. She followed an eager Tess to the door and saw her mom letting in Katy, followed by her parents.

    “Hey, come put your stuff down.” Marie offered. They all went back into the room and sat on her queen sized bed. Katy curiously looked around her room.

    “Where’s Bridget?” Katy question.

    “Oh, she cant make it, she got and extra shift at work. But maybe another time.” She explained to her friends as she leaned back casually on her pillows. “How’s Dylan?” She asked Tess.

    “He’s good, we had a fight though. He just, he can be so pushy sometimes, ya know?” Katy and Marie looked at each other knowingly and grinned.

    “Yeah, we know.” They both answered.

    “But enough about her, tell us about you and Derek!” Katy chirped. Marie rolled over on the bed in embarrassment.  

    “Did you guys eat dinner yet, we were gunna order pizza.” She suggested nervously, trying to change the subject and glanced at Tess looking for help.

    “Oh no, you don’t get off the hook that easy!” Katy said with a grin. “Come on, you are dating the guy every girl in this school, and not in this school, would die for.”

    “Uhhh.” Marie let out a large huff. “Come on, I, I don’t want it to be awkward for Tess…” 

    Tess let out a laugh, “Oh I’m fine, believe me I’ve heard worse.” 

    “Phfft! Fine, but later… Who do you like Katy?” She questioned, genuinely curious. She noticed a blush sprinkle over one of her best friends cheeks as Katy looked at the ground. 

    “I know who she likes!” Tess burst, she instantly slapped her hand to her mouth and gasped. 

    “What?! Who? Who is it?” She begged.  Tess giggled and pointed at Katy accusingly.

    “It’s…” Katy started, with both hands over her face, “Josh.”

    “Awww! You guys would be so cute together!” Marie said. They both stared at Katy.

    “And he’s on the baseball team with Derek.” Tess teased, with an enormous grin spread across her face. Marie realized how hungry she was and looked over at Tess just in time for her stomach to let out a huge growl.

    “So, do we want pizza?” Marie asked.

    “Yeah sure, I’m starving actually…I could eat as much as Derek does, and that’s saying something.” Tess joked. They walked out into the living room and into the kitchen. Marie grabbed the phone and looked at Tess.

    “Do you know the number for Domino’s?” 

    “Yeah, here.” Tess grabbed the phone and typed in the number and gave it back.

    “Do you guys want pepperoni?” Both girls shook their heads in obvious agreement. While she made the order Katy and Tess made their way into the living room and scanned the movies on the shelving. Katy pulled out Titanic and popped it in the DVD player. 

    “I haven‘t seen this movie in years.” Marie mentioned as she plopped on the couch. Thirty minutes later, just as the plot was thickening, the door bell rang and all three jumped to their feet and ran to the door. Marie swung it open and reveled Josh standing with two pizzas that radiated heat.

    “Josh.” She laughed as she slowly turned her head and smirked at Katy.

    “Ma-Marie, you live here? Hi, Katy…and Tess. Um, its gunna be ten twenty nine.” Josh answered slowly. She noticed him glance at Katy every couple of seconds and get this goofy grin on his face. Was this what her and Derek looked like on the outside? Maybe she would try and contain her joy more often. She handed him the cash and took the pizza.

    “Well…I guess we’ll leave you two alone.” She said as she winked dramatically to Katy and dashed into the kitchen with the pizza. She whipped out the plates and piled three on hers. She turned to look at Tess and smiled.

    “I regret nothing.” She chuckled as she returned to the couch.

    When the movie was almost over Marie stared and watched as Jack made Rose promise to survive. She didn’t know if she could do that for Derek. Watch him die and then promise to survive, she wouldn’t know how. She turned and looked at Katy just in time to catch two tears fall down her cheeks.

    “Katy, are you crying?” she wondered aloud.

    “N-no.” She said with a sniff. Marie let out a quiet laugh and focused on the movie again,. When it was over the girls wandered back to Marie’s room and curled up together on the bed. The lights were off, but the light from the moon shone in, giving each girl a pale blue tint. The three girls laid long ways on the bed Tess and Marie on the outside and Katy shoved in the middle. Tess stared out the window into the woods that came up to the back of her house and Katy turned and looked at Marie.

    “So, you said you’d spill later. Its later…” Katy prodded.

    “What do you wanna know?” she asked.

    “Is he  good kisser?” Katy asked excitedly. Marie looked down and laughed a little.

    “Yes…” she chuckled and tried not to look in Tess’s direction. 

    “Hmm. Is there sparks, like you know what I mean?” Katy kept on.

    “Yeah I know, and yeah there are. Its crazy it like every time he touches me, I’m being electrocuted, I can hardly think around him.” Marie confessed. 

    “Awww.” Katy began as a word but half way through it became a yawn. She laid her head down and smiled. “I’m gunna sleep, good night guys.” 

    “Yeah me too, good night.” Marie whispered as she laid her head down. She snuggled into her pillow and was out.

    She stood in a doorway that looked into an ally. She knew she was at Jacobs place, down town San Francisco and only about ten blocks from her dads. The yellow light from the street lamp only covered a section of the ally, leaving the rest pitch black. She could hear the gravel crunching as someone approached out of the darkness and looked up to see Jacob. Her heart jumped with his handsome smile, but something was different about his eyes. Even though they were black, they were usually full of depth, but these seemed flat somehow, different in a way she couldn’t place. He sauntered over to her and kissed her rough on the mouth. He put his face to her ear and chuckled.

    “Lets go inside…” He whispered. He took her hand and pulled her through the doorway. She looked around, it was just like she remembered, every piece. He grabbed her waist and kissed her again, she let him take control as he kissed forcefully. She could feel him pushing her as he kissed down her neck and they stumbled onto his bed, him heavy on top of her. He was being more forceful then he usually was, which had her worried. She knew she should tell him to stop soon. She laid under him as he continued violently kissing her, he brought his hand to her waist and she cringed away as his fingers tried to find their way up her shirt.

    “J-Jacob not tonight, not yet.” She managed through kisses. She thought he would stop, but he didn’t. “Jacob.” She struggled under him and pushed him away with one hand, the other he had pinned above her head. She yanked to get it loose and he pressed harder, hard enough to badly bruise a human. She moved her head away from his mouth roughly and he kissed down her neck. 

    “Jacob!” He was so heavy on top of her she felt like she would suffocate. He kissed her lips again, shoving his tongue in her mouth, stealing her air. He reached for his pants and undid them, kicking them away and she could feel him hard against her. All of the sudden she realized exactly where this was going. She struggled under him but he was so heavy, she couldn’t get free.

    “Come here baby doll.” He cooed, as if he were about to make love to her instead of rape her. He reached upward and grabbed her free hand and pinned it with the other, she fought him with everything she had but it wasn’t enough. In the back of her mind she couldn’t help but kick herself for going for a guy who could bench 300 and was 200 pounds of straight muscle. She was so angry, how could he do this! She fucking trusted him! She felt his hands pealing away the only barrier between them and she couldn’t handle it! No! this couldn’t happen! But they were almost gone and she couldn’t get away…

    Suddenly a red haze clouded her eyes and rage overtook her soul. She wrenched her arms away from him and growled. She grabbed his shoulders and pushed away as hard as she could, lifting him off of her and rolling him onto the bed. 

    “What the fuck!“ He yelled. She straddled him, no longer afraid, and punched him as hard as she possibly could in the nose. His eyes watered and he let out a loud yell, she jump away and grabbed her pants and ducked out the door. She ran on the glass littered streets of San Francisco bare foot and didn’t feel a thing. She didn’t know how fast she was going and she didn’t care who saw her, the only thing she currently gave a fuck about was getting home. She busted open her dads door and looked in at her father on the couch. The expression he wore was one of horror, she looked around and realized she must look like shit. Besides her complete lack of pants, her hair was wild from all the struggling. She turned and looked in the mirror next to the door, and saw two glowing eyes that she couldn’t decide were more purple or pink…

    “Marie?!” Her father yelled, she turned her head back to him, but it felt like slow motion. She felt his arms wrap around her as her knees gave out and she felt safe, completely protected. She closed her eyes as she listened to him shout her name again, she went into the sleep she longed for.

    ~~~

    Monday afternoon:

    “Do you want me to stay until your mom gets home, I don’t think my mom would care, especially if I told her you were alone.” Derek asked her in a voice that flowed down her ears like magic. She loved when he was feeling protective.

    “You don’t have to stay that long. Are you sure she’s even ok with this, I mean, she knows we’re alone…” She asked, wondering why Derek’s mom would be so lenient. She laced her fingers through his free hand as he drove to her house and she turned the air conditioning vents on them. 

    “Well, I uh, sort of told her we were also watching Lauren…” Derek explained, she noticed him glancing between her and the road trying to figure out if that was ok.

    “So, you lied about my little sister for our advantage?” she asked skeptically. 

    “Yes…” Derek admitted.

    “This is why I like you.” She laughed with a grin as she pecked his cheek and scrunched her nose when his whiskers scratched her. She sighed and laid her head on his shoulder. They pulled up to the house and she led him inside. Once in the house, she went strait to her room and through her things in the corner.

    “You can put you stuff down with mine, we can study after a little break.” She whipped around and accidentally walked right into him. She jumped back and hit her ankle on her bed frame and lost her balance. Derek’s hands gripped both sides of her waist and steadied her, as he pulled her up against him. She could hear her heart pounding in her ears and was caught off guard by the sudden closeness. She stood in front of him next to her bed and looked into those eyes. She felt like someone was squeezing her heart when she looked into them. She looked down at his lips and smiled, his lips were so perfect. She glanced up to his eyes again only to catch them focused on her. She was frozen by his stare, as if his green eyes held her to the spot she stood instead of gravity. Suddenly, there was a warmth  in her stomach and she wanted nothing more then to feel Derek’s lips on hers. He must have been feeling the same, because at that moment she watched as he leaned in to kiss her.

    Marie could feel the air thickening as he got closer and she ached for that kiss. Derek’s nose was barely not touching hers when she noticed him pause…it was her move. She lingered there, savoring the excitement her body was flooding with, and barely brushed her lips on his. Tingles shot throughout her body and there was electricity in her brain, frying her rational thoughts. She pressed her lips to his this time, feeling him on her, and getting high from it. Derek put more pressure on her hips as she kissed him harder, faster. She could feel him pressing into her and wanted more, craved it like a drug. 

    As she kissed him she brought her hands to his shirt and lifted slowly as Derek watched and kissed her cheeks. He was beautiful, his stomach was toned and lean and his shoulders were strong and safe, she felt so safe. Derek kissed her nose and unbuttoned her shirt, taking his time with each button, and revealed her bra. Her eyes bore into his as she felt him take her waist and lower her onto her bed. He supported himself on his forearm with one arm and his other hand was hooked under her jaw and caressed her neck with his thumb. She couldn’t help but smile as he laid his lips on hers and let out a quiet moan. She almost protested when Derek stopped and looked down at her body. She noticed a blush on his cheeks directly before he planted a sweet kiss between her breast and trailed down her stomach. He set fire to her body, the flames crawling from her low stomach up to her face, she felt as if she was melting under the heat. With each breath on her skin the fever only intensified and drove her closer to insanity. She felt like her body would combust with desire. Derek brought his face back to hers, lightly kissing her lips and making his way down her jaw line to her neck, and he gently sucked where her pulse was the strongest.

    “You are…” He started, completely breathless, “so beautiful…” Derek kissed down her neck to her collar bone, starting a new fire. “So beautiful it hurts…”.  She too, was out of breath and instead of responding, she let her hands go where they pleased and find the button of his pant that she unbuttoned and unzipped. Derek quickly kicked away his pants and pressed into her. She wanted to so badly, every fiber of her being begged her rationality to throw caution to the wind but she couldn’t find it in her to give her virtue away just yet. 

    “Derek…” She whispered in a tone that conveyed her thoughts. She brought her hands around and ran them through his hair. Derek looked deep into her eyes, desire ramped. He put his lips to her ear, lightly tickling her.

    “Oh, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied…?” Derek mentioned in a voice that almost unraveled her decision. He must have remembered Shakespeare was her favorite.

    “What satisfaction canst thou have tonight?” She pleaded with him, knowing he would not take forcefully, not matter how it pained him. She trailed her fingers down his back and around to his front, tracing every crease of his abdomen. Derek gently rocked into her, and she held back a moan as he sent her over the edge. She could feel him hard against her and decided to give him some satisfaction. She brought her hand lower and slipped it beneath his boxers. She touched him and enjoyed every trace of pleasure across his face as he breathed heavily against her neck. She looked up to see Derek’s jaw slung open from pleasure and his eyes, not the familiar green, but vibrant blue. In an instant she knew what he was, and that he could turn any second.

    “Derek?!”

     
  5. totally reminded me of chapter seven!!

    totally reminded me of chapter seven!!