I wake up with a gasp as I shoot up into a sitting position. I clutch the white bed sheets in my hands, trying my best to catch my breath. I look around the room with wild eyes, only to recognize it as Braxton's bedroom. I close my eyes momentarily before swallowing loudly.

I remember what happened right before I passed out: Asher turning into a wolf. My heart rate increases just thinking back to it. Is he... a werewolf? It doesn't make sense though, they're called mythical creatures for a reason: they're myths! But I saw him turn into a wolf. I'm not crazy, I'm not crazy, I'm not crazy, I repeat in my head, over and over again, trying to convince myself so.

But it's the only possibility. Asher is a werewolf. Does that mean that Braxton, Natalie, and the rest are too? I can literally feel my heart in my throat just thinking about it. But it makes sense. I've heard them use the terms Alpha and Beta multiple times, and I know that actual wolf packs have those. It explains their weird, cult like behavior. I shake my head, trying to clear my mind. All I know for sure is that I need to get away from here.

Hesitantly, I throw the covers off of me and stand up. Quietly, I peek into both the huge closet and bathroom, to make sure that I am alone. I can't help but notice that all of the clothes that I bought with Natalie are hung up in the closet.

Looking down, I see that I am still in the clothes that Natalie gave me, so I quickly change into a pair of leggings that actually fit me, and a cute sweater. I pull on my boots before silently slipping out of the bedroom.

I slowly make my way down the staircase, unsure if Braxton is home or not. As I'm on the steps in between the first and second floor, I hear voices. I freeze in place, my eyes widening. I strain my ears, trying to figure out who it is.

"Dude! Stop cheating!" one of the voices yells.

"I'm not!" the second argues.

It takes me a few moments, but I realize that it is just Noah and Garrett. Surprisingly, I sigh, feeling relief. I really didn't want to face Braxton or Asher yet.

I'm tempted to run out the front door, but I know that I won't get anywhere. I need to get keys to a car, in order to have any hope of escaping. I close my eyes and take several deep breaths, before slowly walking towards the living room.

I turn the corner, only to see Noah and Garrett sprawled out across the sectional, playing what looks like either Call of Duty or Halo. In my peripheral vision, I see car keys sitting on the dinning room table, luckily behind the two.

As I am trying to decide whether or not I should grab the keys and make a run for it, Noah turns around and grins. "Hey Brynn!"

Garrett turns as well, pausing the game. "How are you doing?" He asks, actually sounding concerned.

I clear my throat. "Good, I guess," I say, trying my best to sound as casual as possible.

"Do you need anything?" Garrett asks.

"Um... some water would be nice."

Garrett immediately stands up, looking like he is going to get me a glass.

"No, no, I got it," I tell him, confused as to why he would get me some water when I am obviously way closer to the kitchen than he is.

"Okay," he says, offering me a smile before sitting back down.

I turn around and walk into the kitchen. After searching through a few cabinets, I find a glass. Trying to control my nervous shaking, I fill up the glass with some water. I decide that it is smart to make Noah and Garrett think that I am not going to try to run, before sneaking out when they are least expecting it. I figure that it is my best shot to actually get away.

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