"Tessa" I said.
He smiled, his teeth were shiny and sharp. Striking. "Tessa" he moaned and closed his eyes.
I wanted to collapse, oh my god. That was the sexiest thing ever, I swear.
I was done for.
He lifted a lock of my hair and twirled it around in his fingers, a smug smile on his lips, as if he knew the affect he had on me.
I wanted to shove him off, to tell him to get lost. No boy has ever had this effect on me, and I was humiliated.
But I really didn't want to do any of those things, I really, really didn't.
"Tessa? Is that you?" I heard my mom's voice from the patio, and turned around to face her.
"Coming mom" I yelled, I turned back around to face him.
He leaned so close to me I could hardly breathe and whispered something in my ear, his breath tickling my skin. "See you later, mate."
Tessa has always lived a secure life. Growing up with just her dad has made her a tomboy, easy going.
But now he's gone and Tessa isn’t sure why, but she knows that for his and her safety she needs to keep a low profile and stay with her new family; whether or not that is her loaded mother who she hasn’t seen in five years.
And she has company. Her mom is soon to be marrying into a pack, and Tessa is going to get a step brother, who might be her mate.
If she knew what mate even meant.
But there's one action Tessa promised her dad, and she intends to keep that promise:
Starting over, and fitting in.