I laid in the bed, remembering the fight Liam and I had last night. I had woken up and rolled over, expecting to find him next to me, but found the bed empty. Then I remembered he slept on the couch, and then I remembered the fight. And that's all I've been thinking about for the last ten minutes.

I know it was stupid of me to say the things I did, but I was really hurt. It's not everyday the guy you really like finds his mate and completely forgets about you and leaves you feeling so hopeless and broken.

The guy I really like. I would never admit this aloud, but I have stronger feelings for Liam. I don't think I have the guts to say it aloud anyway. I may do reckless things that could get me killed, but I'm too much of a coward to say how I really feel. I guess now I have my reason to stay like that. What's the point of telling someone you have feelings for them when you know they'll never feel the same way back?

Sighing, I got up and went out to the balcony to get some air and clear my head. I inhaled the cool morning air, and I tried to force away all thoughts of Liam and me being together. He was my best friend, and I wasn't going to lose him. So, I am going to forget that I have feelings for him and just be his friend. We'll see how well this goes.

I walked back into the room right as Liam was getting up. "Hey," I said quietly.

He didn't say anything.

"I'm sorry about what I said last night," I said, knowing I was going to have to be the one to apologize. "I shouldn't have said anything that I did."

"No, you shouldn't have," he said sourly.

I was taken aback by his sourness. He knows I don't apologize easily, and he's totally not helping with this.

"Okay then," I said. "You obviously don't care what you said, so I guess I'm going to be the only one apologizing. I'm gonna go then."

"You shouldn't have went through my thoughts," Liam said suddenly. "I would be apologizing too right now if you hadn't done that."

I took a deep breath to calm the starting annoyance I was beginning to feel, along with my wolf. "I'm not going to say anything, so I'm going to leave before I do."

"You don't have to say anything," he said. "Just don't go through my head."

My annoyance got the better of me. "It's not like I went through all of your personal memories. The mind link was just open and I heard what you were thinking. I shut it out as soon as I registered it was on. I'm sure Brooke did too, and yet you're furious at me."

"Because she wasn't the one who intentionally violated my privacy," Liam snapped.

"And you think I did?" I snapped back. "I don't like being an Alpha's daughter. I'd much rather be anything else."

Liam snorted. "Yeah, right. Because there's such a problem with being the child of an Alpha. You must be miserable."

I glared at him. "You know I am. At least you have parents who don't hate your guts and a mom you can actually talk to on a daily basis."

"Aw poor Hayley, not having any of her family love her. Get over it."

That made my wolf mad. I then snapped at him, only it was my wolf talking now. "DON'T YOU EVER F*CKING SAY THAT TO ME AGAIN! YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO SAY THAT TO ME, AND YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT. SO SHUT THE HELL UP BEFORE I DO IT FOR YOU!"

I took a deep breath to calm myself and turned away from him. "I'm going. Don't talk to me. If you do, I might just rip your throat out."

I glanced back enough to see Liam registering what he said.

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