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“Caleb, you okay?” Lisbeth asks with concern. I notice Mr. Muller glancing at me worriedly. He knows something is up.

“Yes,” he says through his gritted teeth. From the corner of my eyes, I see Lisbeth frowns at his answer. She knows that he’s lying.

Mr. Muller tugs my arm and leads me away from the couple. That thought makes Anna even more restless and it is harder for me to control her.


I snap my gaze at Mr. Muller who is staring at our arms link. I notice my temperature is increasing because of Anna. Once we realize what’s going on, Anna calms down immediately.

“I’m sorry,” I tell him.

“That’s okay,” Mr. Muller dismisses my apology. I notice his hand slowly turning red and the other hand that he is holding thick history books are twitching. “What’s wrong?”

“Caleb is inhuman,” I reply almost quietly, just in case there is more of his kind in this school.

“What?” Mr. Muller looks like I just told him that I kidnapped the president. “I’ve known that boy for seven years when Lisbeth and I move to Newborough. He has always been a nice kid.”

I shake my head. “He’s just getting close to you and Lisbeth so he can kill her…”

“It’s impossible!” Mr. Muller says like he’s trying to convince himself.

“I don’t know his true purpose, so I’m going to have to spy on him,” I tell him.

“Alright. Just find out his intentions with my baby girl before you kill him.”

Mr. Muller looks really upset. He must have known this Caleb guy for awhile. Caleb strikes me as a nice guy before he growls at me.

I have got to find out what is he.

“You should get that to a nurse, Mr. Muller,” I say once we reach the reception desk.

“Okay, your schedule is the same like Lisbeth so you can keep an eye on her at all times. Just grab your schedule and get your butt to class, young lady.”

“Yes, sir,” I mock with a salute.

He rolls his eyes and scurry off towards the infirmary. The receptionist is a nice middle-aged woman, unlike the receptionist in Meadow Falls. I look at my schedule and the school map before making my way towards my locker. Along the way, I notice many students glaring and growling at me.

Whatever they are, they’re just like Caleb. I had to bite my tongue, refraining myself from growling back. I feel like this is the first day I was in Meadow Falls, where most of the students are werewolves.

Whatever creature they are, they know I’m not human or one of them.

It is a good thing that there are humans around or else I could have been killed within minutes for trespassing their territory.

I scoff at that thought. That is if they can.

I grab the books I need from my locker and head towards my Chemistry class. No one speak to me the whole day, except for Lisbeth in class. I notice during Algebra that Caleb had been sparing me glances once in a while. Every time he does, I can’t help but smile, which irritates him.

“You should join Caleb and I for lunch, Laney,” Lisbeth suggests as soon as the bell chimes, signaling the beginning of recess.

“No, thanks. I’m not hungry,” I lie. I don’t think Caleb and I are going to start killing each other in the cafeteria anytime soon. Maybe I can eat in the library…

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