Wilted Roses | Scott McCall [C.S]
Reece Campbell was a nobody in the small town of Beacon Hills, California. She was an awkward and timid teenager who would ramble endlessly whenever she found herself in an uncomfortable situation ⎯ which was, much to her dismay, quite often.
When the infamous Jackson Whittemore, captain of the lacrosse team and leader of ultimate jerks (or jocks, whichever you prefer), asked for a pencil, Reece couldn't help the word-vomit and so she babbled on about the entire history behind the wooden object. The next day, Jackson persuaded the teacher to let him sit on the opposite side of the classroom and away from "freaky little Reece Campbell".
In short, Reece struggled to keep her mouth shut whenever she was nervous.
But then, at the start of her junior year, everything changed. Add a collision with a Satomi Ito and a missing dog while searching in the woods into the mix and it is only inevitable for Reece to get herself in trouble. Noticing the girl's non-stop stress and clumsy stumbling, Satomi offered the bite to "make things easier".
As any normal person would react (though Reece was far from that) she immediately deemed Satomi to be completely insane, followed by suggestions of possible mental institutions the woman should check out and random facts about why the supernatural could not exist. But all it took was glowing eyes and sharp canines to persuade Reece, and she accepted.
Surprisingly, it wasn't at all difficult to conceal the werewolf side of her (if you overlook the several incidents of Reece scratching the wooden desks at school and snarling at teachers she deeply disliked). She quickly learned to overcome her anger on the full moon with the help of her friends Brett Talbot and Carrie Hudson.
Reece's quiet and simple life, though, quickly came to an end when a deadpool for supernatural creatures was created, endangering everyone she had ever loved. Including Scott McCall.
cover by @artimistic