I was trying to hold my tears in by now. Mason had basically ruined the whole town of Cheyenne. It just dawned on me that my best friend, who I could possibly like, had murdered almost a whole town.
We were approaching a kid with blonde hair that was slicked to the side and a bit of stubble. He was in a corner and smoking. I hated smokers and smoking. It was possibly one of the worst things you could do to your body.
As we got closer to him, Mason waved. He waved back. We got to him and Mason and him started talking.
I looked around the motel we were in. It looked run down and shabby. I felt the need to go to the restroom and puke, while Mason was so deep in talking with this kid that he probably wouldn't notice. I got up and went to where it said restrooms and I walked in and went into one of the stalls and leaned over.
Within seconds, everything I had eaten that day came up and went into the toilet. After I was done, I felt a bit weak. I leaned against the stall door and rested. Now I knew not to underestimate things that say they come from God.
All of this was true. I hated it. I had to be in love with my best friend. And we had to be next to each other a lot. I could not like my friend. No way. Or could I? I felt confused.
Mason's last girlfriend had been obsessed with him. She had always wanted to be with him and never let him go. To keep him, one time she locked him in a closet with no food and water for two days. He told me all about it and also told me he would never date anyone ever again.
I, on the other hand, have never dated anyone. It was probably the fact that every guy was scared that if he broke my heart, Mason would beat them to a pulp. So on that, no guy has every asked me out.
I have never had my first kiss. I have never been asked out. I have never really known what it meant to crush on a guy. Or like a guy.
Now I was expected to be in love with my best friend???!!!
Maybe it was possible. No. Yes. I really don't know. Everything recently had been confusing like a giant jigsaw puzzle missing some pieces.
No freaking way is that going to happen!!!
Mason even told me we were only friends and nothing more. That made me literally sob my eyes out. When he had come to talk to me, I could only think of one thing to do. I said the word that activated his powers. He blacked out and basically time has followed us to here while I was sitting in a bathroom stall while he was out there probably laughing about it with that kid.
I felt my energy come back and I got up. I flushed the toilet and walked out of the stall. The good thing about girls restrooms is they hold little things like mouthwash and stuff. I picked up a one swish mouth wash and opened it. I poured it in my mouth and cleaned out my mouth from the puking.
Once I was done, I washed my hands and went back to Mason. He was still talking to that kid. I pulled out my iPhone while I was still out of earshot of him and looked at it. Five missed calls and five new voicemails.
I looked at my missed calls and voicemails. Three of the missed calls and three of the voicemails were from my mother. The other two missed calls and the other two voicemails were from a unknown number.
I looked at the voicemails from my mother first.
"Honey. Where are you? What happened to our house? We got home and the house was destroyed. There are hairless wolf carcasses everywhere. It smells like death. And you were gone. Please call us back."
"Honey. I just called you like a half hour ago and you didn't call us back. Please call us back. Your scaring your father and I. We're worried about you. We went over to Mason's to see if you were there. But his house was also destroyed and had the hairless wolf carcasses everywhere. It also smelled like death. But the worst part was both of you were gone. Please call us back. What the heck are wolves doing in our house?"
"Alyssa Margrete Anne Greco! We have called you twice already! We got home and found nobody home. It was horrible. I already told you everything in the other messages. We called you four hours and three and a half hours ago. You haven't called back yet. We have looked all over town for you and Mason. We couldn't find you anywhere. The whole town is destroyed. You better get us a logical reason why you aren't home or this is going to be trouble. I promise you that. Mason's parents are getting home in two days and what are we supposed to tell them. 'We came home, found hairless wolf carcasses everywhere, it reeked of death, and the whole town was destroyed. Yet we couldn't find our children anywhere!' No! You better call us back right now!"
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