**MATURE LANGUAGE AND CONTENT** WATTYS2018
#744 Rejection 7/29/18
#6 empty 8/20/18
I walk down the staircase, entranced with his sharp angular features, the way that his lip curls at the edge when he sees me, and when a soft breeze blows his scent past mom, I can't think. Roses and blue ocean waves take over my senses. Add sunlight to the mix- which shouldn't have a smell but Luna, he smells like it- and I'm pretty sure if I could open my mouth, I'd be drooling.
'Mate.' My wolf whispers, giddy.
I scramble back up the stairs.
Opening up when something terrible happens is hard. Near impossible.
Jessamine LIghtly was a normal, self-conscious teenager who felt a little left out, but didn't mind that much. She never thought that a boy would be interested in her, much less want date her. But Jessa learns that all boys aren't good. That the boy she thought wasn't interested in her at all, just what was beneath her clothing.
Hiding her physical and emotional pain from her family, Jessa copes with scarring memories. Intent on escaping her personal devil, Jessa plans to leave her pack.
But having her mate- that she doesn't want- show up on her doorstep could change everything.
So could having her family find out her secret.