Rejected. The feeling that rushes through Laila Love when her mate says he doesn't want her in front of the entire school.
Awful. The feeling that rushes through Matthew Stevens when he rejects his own mate for a good reason. He wants to keep her safe. Something she cannot be if she's with him.
Stronger. Something they all must be if they are to all make it out of this alive. Everyone must learn to accept love, loss, and rejection as they learn: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.