“Eva,” Saxon mumbled, breaking my thoughts as he tried to pry my fingers off of his arm, “Go see your dad; I need to speak with Travis anyway.”
“Heck no! You don't know what he wants to talk about. I do,” I practically growled as I pressed one foot against Emily’s thigh and tried to push her away, I didn’t want to kick her or be rough with her like I would have if she were one of my brothers but I wasn’t going with her either.
“Don't be such a child! I even brought you an outfit!” Emily grunted as she kept tugging at my arm.
But I was determined not to go with her as I quickly turned and looked up at Saxon, pouting and even making my bottom lip tremble a little – hoping it will suck him in like Emily told me it will, apparently this face works on everyone, for her at least but she is naturally cute and innocent, “Please don't make me.”
He closed his eyes after looking at me for a few seconds and I frowned, knowing he was avoiding my face. A few chuckles could be heard from my pack and one gasp – from Emily which I took complete advantage of her slight distraction and let go of Saxon’s arm as I yanked mine free from Emily’s loosened hold and bolted for the stairs, laughing as I was already halfway up them and Emily was still standing in the same place.
“I see the face works on you,” Emily commented and I could only presume it was to Saxon before I heard her running footsteps and quickly ducked into Brody’s room to hide.
“Man, it’s got to suck when your mate pulls that face on you....” I heard Chris trail off from downstairs before adding, “And isn’t giving you any,” he snickered.
“Chris! Shut your pie hole or I’ll make sure when you get a mate that she won’t go near you with a ten foot pole!” I shouted loudly from upstairs, getting really annoyed with that boys comments. Emily suddenly swung Brody’s bedroom door open, “Argh!” I shouted and ran to one side of the room so she would follow me then quickly dodged back past her and out into the hallway with her chasing me still.
“You can’t hide anywhere, I'm a wolf Eva!” Emily shouted.
‘Leave me alone! I don't want to discuss this with dad!’ I shouted at her through our mind link and hoping my brothers were too distracted downstairs to be listening in.
‘Well what about me? I can give you advice and stuff – I know you like him, even Travis knows but you just haven’t realised it yet,’ she was talking in a normal tone as I hid behind the lounge in the far corner of the games room. I know it’s stupid to think I could actually hide from her in this house but I still felt like I had to try.
‘I do realise it and I'm scared,’ I mumbled back, burying my head in my knees as I pulled them up to my chest. Stupid Saxon for making me like him so much, I don't even know when it actually started to happen but it’s been slowly creeping up on me and then suddenly bam! It hits me just how much I do care for him.
‘Really? Then why are you still fighting him on everything?’ Emily asked as she sat down next to me folding her legs underneath herself and leaning gently on my shoulder but I didn’t look up at her.
‘It’s all I know, I didn’t grow up expressing feelings Emily....I grew up with the boys, with a dad who never cared and a mum I’ve never known, I’ve never had a boyfriend before, never had female friends.... I can’t act the way he probably expects me to,’ I muttered, trying to put it all into words.
‘Oh Eva,’ Emily sighed softly as she wrapped one arm around my shoulder, ‘You have me now, I'm a female and we’re more than friends. Stop fighting your feelings and show him you care – you would make him feel like the luckiest guy on this planet if you did.’ She smiled as I peeped up at her.
‘It’s embarrassing, I don't do girly feelings and now everyone has suddenly turned it into some giant laughing joke and I just want them all to stop,’ my tone was mumbled but my annoyance still seeped through.