This chapter has been rewritten & edited. The song to the right is a song that could relate to how Emmett feels and it helped me write this chapter. This chapter is in the POV of Juliana, the heroine of the story. Most of the chapters, from here on out, are in her perspective. Enjoy!
School isn't Safe Anymore
My eyes snapped open, and I jumped out of bed, alarmed. “Dad?” I called out as I opened the door to my room. No answer. Sighing, I shut my door and walked towards my bed ready to let its warmth welcome me. It must’ve been part of my nightmare, I lied to myself. I glanced at my window and caught a glimpse of a man's silhouette only adding more to my already paranoid state.
Grabbing my jacket, I briskly made my way out of my house. I made sure to be quiet, so I wouldn’t wake up my dad. I knew that I would regret this later on, but I had a bad omen about the silhouette. Whoever it was came to my house for a reason, and I was taking a risk to find out. “I know you’re out there!” I said, a flashlight grasped in my hand.
As I walked out of my street, I couldn’t help but feel watched. My heart beat quickened as did my pace. Glancing around, I realized no one was there. My eyes couldn’t sense it, but I knew someone was there. I hoped that it wasn’t a hunter but shrugged that possibility off. If my own kind doesn’t notice me, then that means hunters don’t either. I was exquisite when it came to hiding my real scent, but ,either way, just having someone try to break into your house is eerie. My hurried pace sprouted into a full run as I heard footsteps behind me. I didn’t know where I was running to or who I was running from but I knew I had to get back home. But how?
I stopped, hoping the runner was gone, in a small forest that was right by a park. I was surrounded by trees, twigs, and fallen leaves. I took deep breaths trying to recover from my run. The only light I had to illuminate my path back home was the full moon’s and a street light that I could see from where I was hiding but even then, it was still dark.
“So it is true…Samuel had a little disgraceful mutt after all.” A deep voice said from behind.
I jumped, startled at the voice but hastily recovered myself and turned to face the guy who had tried to break into my house. I couldn’t see his face, because he hid in the shadows. All I could make out were two brown eyes and a toothy, devious grin. There was something about his eyes, a small glow that definitely let me know that he was a wolf. He stepped forward, revealing his full self in the moon light. My eyes didn’t leave him, because if they did, there was no doubt he would pull something on me.
How did he know about me? My scent was always masked, and so was my father’s. The only person who knew about us was Miranda, but she’s dead. There was another possibility; Alec Sanders. But the guy standing in front of me was definitely not in his late thirties. He must be Alec’s son, Zeke Sanders. The enemy. I guess the Wolfe Pack did move into my town.
My father had told me all about the Sanders family. Zeke’s aunt, Amaya, and my father had a brief relationship but my dad ended it as soon as he found his true mate. Amaya was infuriated with the fact that she wasn’t his mate and a human had replaced her that she told the whole pack that my dad had betrayed their pack for a human. With a lie, Amaya had gotten the whole pack against my mom and dad.
My dad resigned from the pack, not wanting to start a fight, and left his position as Beta to Alec Sanders. All he wanted was a peaceful life with my mom, Deborah, but that didn’t last long. They went after my dad; but found my mother instead hopelessly pregnant with her second child. They tortured her until her heart stopped beating and left a note for my dad warning him that next time he turns his back on his pack, he will pay for it once again.
I was the only one that he had left, the only one he lived for, and also the only reason why we remained low, residing at a small town in California. My mother was human but my father wasn’t so both of their genes were passed on to me making me a hybrid of a human and wolf. If the Wolfe Pack knew of my existence, who knows what they’d do to me, and that’s why I avoid my wolf side as much as I can. I haven’t heard from my wolf since the incident, as much as I hated feeling this way, I felt incomplete without her.The Wolfe Pack moved into my town a week ago, but since Zeke came alone, I knew their reason of coming was not because of me or my dad.
|Gaspard Ulliel||as Emmett Wolfe|
|Phoebe Tonkin||as Juliana (Jewels) Smith|
|Shelley Hennig||as Annabelle Lewis|
|Sam Claflin||as Zeke Sanders|
|Thomas Dekker||as Brandon|
|Sasha Pieterse||as Crystal Sanders|