It was like a surreal waiting game waiting for the full moon to arrive. Counting down the days that passed by so slowly. I’d healed quickly thanks to the venom, but that didn’t stop the pain, the hallucinations or the fever. Whatever was going on inside of me was terrifying.
The fever felt like having the flu at first, but then it started to get worse were I couldn’t keep any food down or control the shakes my body was going through. Mike, the science guy, continued taking samples of my blood every day. But nothing that came back would help.
If the physical side of transforming into a moonwalker wasn’t bad enough, there was also the ragged anger I had left inside of me. My emotions were all over the place. The guilt I felt for Ray, the hatred I felt for Jenny and the love I felt for Colton was overwhelming.
With Colton, it was getting complicated too. He knew what I needed to hear and I worried in case he wouldn’t, that he would realize that I wasn’t worth it after all.
For the past few days I have seen a new side to him, a caring side. He hasn’t left my side once and he has been looking after me. But was that enough for him? Would he be able to control his own anger when it came to hurting the people that did this to me?
I was on strict bed rest and I was getting frustrated being stuck in a room staring at all of her things. I found my anger was on tether ends, like any minute I could just snap. I hated being this moody.
Toby was sitting on a chair on the furthest side of the room, occupying his time with his phone. He was on Layla duty, while Colton took a shower and a few important phone calls or something.
I had been too wrapped up in my fever to notice much of what was going on around me and the hours that past felt like a blur. I looked over at Toby again, who was now slouching in the chair with his long legs sprawled out in front of him. He yawned, flipped his phone off and glanced up at me.
“Usually when people have their eyes open they are,” I retorted, not really meaning to snap, but not being able to help it either. I sighed and sat up in bed, rubbing my eyes. I felt restless and sick of this dull pain in my shoulder, “Can I borrow your phone?”
“Why?” Toby asked as he stood up.
“I want to call Ray,” I mumbled, not like it was any of his business.
I needed to know what Ray was going to tell mum and dad. After all, I had been grounded and it was my birthday next week. Wouldn’t they be freaking out? Plus, I kind of wanted to make amends with him, he was the only one who’s been through this too.
“Ray won’t answer calls from my phone, I've already tried,” Toby handed me his phone and I flipped through his contacts to find my brothers number.
“I need to try…” I mumbled and put the phone to my ear. It rang out, which frustrated me. When his voicemail came on I gritted my teeth and shouted, “Stop being moody and answer your phone, you dick!”
I hung up and passed the phone back feeling agitated. Toby sat down on the bed next to me, looking wary for a moment, “You’re not going to have another hallucination are you?”
I shot him a glare, feeling a snarky reply about to roll off my tongue, but Toby was saved when bedroom door opened and Colton walked inside. He was freshly showered and in clean clothes. He looked good, as ever, wearing a pair of black jeans and a plain white t-shirt. I scowled, because I knew I looked awful.
Mike was behind him looking skinny and nerdy. I’d learned that Mike is human and proud, and part of a small group of humans that are allowed to know about the existence of werewolves. I looked behind Mike to see there were also two other guys that I didn’t recognise, they were staring right at me.
“What is this, the zoo?!” I snapped and Toby snorted.
Colton raised his eyebrow and turned around towards the two guys, with one nod, they walked back out of the bedroom.
I looked away from Colton and back over at that picture of Jenny and him posing together, god, I hated that picture. I felt hurt seeing it, in fact, I felt like a broken piece of glass, sharp around the edges but really just looking for a place to fit back in.
“Leave us for a minute,” Colton said to Toby and Mike, they exchanged looks, but left straight away.
|Phoebe Tonkin||as Layla|
|Your Imagination||as Colton|
|Matt Shadows||as Ray|
|Amber Heard||as Jenny|
|Rob Devita||as Toby|
|Ashley simpson||as Tasha|
|Taylor Momsen||as Vicky|