Waiting For Rain (One Direction)

Samantha Blake is your average 17 year old but she does not live in the average place. Her family live in a small town called Ashville where Sam, her siblings and a few other families are the only children. That's not the only thing though. It also hasn't rained for five years in Ashville despite the constantly grey skies and even far off lightning that they never hear the thunder of. For Sam life is boring until one dreary Saturday five teen boys move into the house next door. Sam's life immediately brightens, but only until she discovers that the boys have a dark secret that could either destroy Ashville or save it.

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10. Something's Fishy

A FEW WEEKS LATER

Sam's POV

The boys had been really quiet recently, ever since that day they didn't come to school and especially since the dance. They never told me why they had been away. It was highly unlikely that they were all sick at the same time, because germs don't spread that quickly, and Cathy hadn't mentioned anything to Mum about a family issue. They were back now and that was the most important thing, even if somehow quite suddenly their personalities had changed.

I was also beginning to realise that sometimes the boys, especially Louis and Niall would just disappear at lunch, like they had left the school grounds even though that was strictly against the rules and Liam wouldn't let them leave; he was so mature. I was just dying to find out where they went though, so one average, dreary day I decided to follow the boys at lunch. Maybe this would give me some answers about the day off school as well.

These ideas were reeling through my mind when suddenly the shrill school bell pierced my eardrums and sent me shooting out of the History class, completely ignoring Ms Bell's cries of what to do for homework. The room was in a state of frenzy with yelling and talking teens, but I ignored them all, heading straight to my locker.

As I clicked open the lock, appearing very flustered and rushed, Zayn sidled up to me and began opening his own locker.

"Hey Sam, is something up?" he asked casually.

"Uh, no, just a friend is expecting me in the cafeteria, bye," I smiled and waved it off as I grabbed my sandwich and darted into the crowds making their way down the corridor. I drifted through the crowds for a while until I reached the perfect spying place: a space between two sets of lockers just big enough to fit my body, and close enough to the lockers that I could see the boys' actions clearly.

They all made their way to the same spot, having a heated conversation that I couldn't hear a word of, but when they sped off out of the school doors I followed diligently. They sped across campus and across the playing field until reaching the forest that backed off the school, like at Hogwarts except less magical. I couldn’t follow them the whole way otherwise at least someone would see me, so I kept a safe distance and caught up slightly when they paused. Their pace was just a little too hurried to be casual, or normal for that matter; I had to nearly jog to keep up. Luckily as I crept across the oval, stopping frequently to talk to people so I didn't seem suspicious, I could see the boys stopping just in the forest's outer parts. They moved, I moved.

I followed the path Niall's supras made in the dirt and Zayn's quiff bobbing just high enough for me to see further into the forest, now a little confused. I glanced quickly over my shoulder; the school was no longer clearly visible and I was beginning to get a little creeped out. How far had we walked? Where were we going? Would we be back for Drama class after lunch?

Suddenly in a clearing the boys stopped, now standing in a steady wide circle. My heart rate increased; this was it. the adrenalin hit me like a bullet and radiated off making me want to jump out and watch freely.

OMG JUST DO SOMETHING ALREADY!!!!

"I'm not sure, Louis," Liam cautioned. No wonder they called him the daddy of the group. Even in the final moments before doing something rebellious he was still cautious.

"Liam, we've done this a million times." Louis patted him reassuringly on the back, "you just haven't taken the risk!"

WHAT RISK?

"What if someone sees us?" Well, he is a smart one; what if someone was following you Liam? Haha.

"Well it's not like they're going to recognise us," Harry pointed out.

WHAT?! WHO WOULDN'T RECOGNISE THEM LIKE THAT?!

Liam sighed and slumped slightly "fine,"

"YESSS!" Niall fist pumped the air happily, "Don't worry Liam, it'll be fine! Let's go!"

FINALLY!!!

But the following events were not so expected. The boys stood in their circle, some with their eyes closed, all of them tense and deadly quiet. Then suddenly hair (or fur?) began to sprout excessively and I noticed them all flinch slightly, their legs began to shorten with a snapping sound, their bodies began to lower to the ground on all fours, and finally, the strangest by far, their faces and bodies morphed to look like a fully-fledged wolf.

HOLY SHIZZKEBABS.

This could only mean one thing: MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOURS WERE WEREWOLVES!!!

HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER.

I watched, silently freaking out, as Louis' wolf barked orders at the others. they all nodded subtly before Louis began pawing at the ground, trying to sniff something out.

This continued apprehensively until a few minutes later Louis arrived at a spot nearly straight across from where I was positioned, and barked at the others who followed diligently to the spot. the exchanged sullen nods and glances before jogging off into the woods, gradually picking up speed.

I followed close behind, my mild still comprehending what my eyes were seeing. As I sprinted to keep up with the pack I analysed the running wolves.

Louis always remained front and centre; he must have been the Alpha. Niall was always to his left, usually only mere centimetres away from the front; I assumed he was the fastest runner. Zayn and Liam were in the middle always running together like at school when they always walked to class together; they must be close. And Harry, poor little Harry, was always that slight bit behind, panting to catch up to the older boys; he was the youngest after all.

After at least ten minutes of relentless sprinting the boys stopped suddenly at a little stream I never knew existed, even after all my years of exploring the forests at lunch, giving me a chance to catch my breath. I watched as Harry and Louis trotted over to the water's edge and lapped up the cool clear rushing liquid while the others stood around waiting. Harry and Louis eventually backed away from the water and Niall bounded over to take their place.

Louis gave a few sharp growls and the others all backed away to their own parts of the clearing encompassing the stream. I watched in awe as bones cracked into place, hair became normal length, and the boys stood as they had only thirty minutes ago at the lockers. I was so mesmerised I didn't even notice myself step backwards loudly onto a twig which, unluckily for me, just happened to snap under my stride.

Immediately ten surprised eyes met my panicking ones and I froze on the spot. They were dangerous creatures now, no longer the boys-next-door I cared for so much. In my quaking fear I only just registered Louis' figure approaching me.

"Look, Sam," he started, reaching a hand towards me which I quickly swatted away screeching,

"DON'T TOUCH ME FREAK!!" and I quickly jumped away out of his reach, ignoring the hurt looks on all the boys' faces. He was just a heartless barbaric animal now; they all were.

WHERE DID THAT THOUGHT COME FROM!?!?!

"Please Sam," Niall appeared out of nowhere next to Louis, "we can explain."

"Really?" I spat, "You can explain how you all turned into animals and defied school rules for no apparent reason? Sure, go ahead and explain that,"

"Yes, we can explain Sam, but you'll have to let us take you back to school, otherwise you'll never get back," Zayn told me politely. I sighed and let out a grumbled 'fine'.

"Okay, then follow us," Louis said cheekily, despite my clearly visible unhappy emotions, and shifted much quicker than it seemed before. The others followed his lead, then began to walk off.

It was a much longer journey back to school, or so it seemed now that we weren't running and, upon seeing that it was nearly 1:05 I began to panic.

"Louis," I said quietly to the dirty white wolf beside me, feeling stupid as I did (I mean really, who talks to wolves?) "It's nearly the end of lunch." He quickened his pace at my words and the rest of the pack followed suit. Yes, Louis was definitely the Alpha.

Within no time we were back at the first clearing, just away from the safety of school.  After telling Louis the time I hadn't uttered one word and the silence was beginning to get creepy and awkward.  It was only disrupted by the growing noise of a football game in progress on the school field and I was relieved of the nauseous feeling in my stomach.

At the clearing the boys shifted and I was repulsed again by the cracking noises and unnatural movements it involved.  They all stood normally again and, when they were sure no one was looking, strided out of the forest confidently, chattering away loudly like nothing happened.  I just watched in shock as I trailed after them, trying not to act suspicious.  I followed the boys all the way back to the lockers just as the first bell sounded for sixth lesson.  Unluckily for me Louis and Zayn were in my drama class now. 

I violently grabbed out my drama and geography books, not daring to look at any of the boys.  I knew Zayn and Louis would be following me to class but I didn't care; I would just ignore them and pretend everything was just normal. Breathe in, breathe out.

"Hey, Sam!" Louis called, but I ignored it.  I didn't want to talk to him, not until this afternoon when it would become completely necessary.  This was becoming a recurring theme, ignoring Louis then suddenly being really friendly.  Hopefully this time only the first part would happen.

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