The ride with Eric and Anna going to school was actually a bit entertaining. Eric just listened to Anna and I rant about the boys and the pack, how we never get to go out- or more like, how I can't go out with Anna- or how I regularly get swept off my feet and over one of their shoulders when they see a boy walk over.
"It's just really crazy." Anna says with a laugh, "I swear if it isn't for Biology, I don't think Serenity would know what a-"
"O-kay!" I cut her off, saving both Eric, and I the embarrassment.
Eric gave me a thank you look, I tip my head side ward. its cool how we have this body language thing between us, makes things less awkward.
But Anna was with us, I shouldn't put my guards down.
"But seriously, you haven't even touched any other boy or talked with anyone else other than the Alpha boys." She crossed her arms over her chest, sat back and looked out the window, frustrated.
I felt my cheek flush and my hand instantly covered my face , fighting a laugh and hiding from Eric. I glanced at him and he had an eye brow raised, he gave me a quick glance.
"Is that true?" he asked
"The blush and embarrassment on my face?" I asked, "Yes."
He laughs, keeping his eyes on the road. "That you spoke to nobody else than the Alpha boys."
"Oh..." I looked away, "yeah, it's practically home and school for me. No extra curricular even. My dad spoke to the headmaster, who spoke to the teachers that I was only to be paired to Anna or Liam for projects."
"And they agreed to it?" he asked, half surprised.
I shook my head and shrugged, "When you say that its for security purposes and present a proof in the form of police records of kidnapping attempts on me, I guess anyone would agree."
"So..." he paused, as if thinking twice before asking, "You have been kidnapped before?"
"Not me." I shook my head. "My double."
He turned to me, questioned. "Double?"
"Yeah," Anna says, bored, and was looking outside the window at nothing in particular, "we use to have this girl guard with us, but during her start of high school she was killed when some hunter mistaken her as Serenity." She absentmindedly sighed. "Jane was a rogue, but seeing that she looked almost like Serenity, her dad took her in to be-"
"I think Eric got the gist Anna." I said in almost a whisper, but I was sure they heard it.
"Sorry..." Anna murmured.
This time it was me who was staring out the window. I guess the food in the day only lasted until that moment. I closed my eyes remembering Jane. We weren't just look-a-like, we thought a like too. Whenever the boys were being an ass she'd kick their ass for me.
The day she was killed, it was the day before my birthday, dad- with much pleading and kneeling- finally agreed that I can go out to the mall and go bowling. Those days it was as if we were worrying about nothing. No scent, no tracks or even news about the hunters. And I used that as a reason to get what I want.
We went to the mall first, bought ice cream, look around stores- to the boys' dismay- tried on clothes. it can easily be considered the best day of my life. Until Jane never came out of the dressing room, we looked for her all over the mall. Anna thought she have us a slip to but me a gift. But when we called her, the shuffling, the shouting and fighting. The scream...
I closed my eyes tight, shutting away the memory.
I say up and tuned to Eric who had his hand over my shoulder, he was looking worriedly at me. I looked out the window and saw that we were already in school, in fact Anna was outside Eric's ashton martin.
"You ok cherry blossom?"
Hearing his nickname for me made me grin and I sighed. Calming myself down. "Yeah... I think so."
He forced a smile, "Everything will be fine princess, that will never happen again, ok?" he said this with so much assurance that I believed it right there and then and nodded. "Great." He said with a smile, that faltered a bit when he looked outside, "I hope I can say the same for me."
I looked outside and saw some of the female shifters from our pack squinting and trying to see though the heavily tinted car windows.
I chuckled, "What, the boy who had the huts to walk into me while taking a bath, scared of clothed girls?"
He grinned, "If you consider that clothing then I have to have arrived in male heaven."
I checked on the girls' clothes and all saw them showing off their perfectly flat stomach and toned legs.
I smirked, "Then show me that you mean what you said to my boys."
He have me a look. "Ok, you know, I'm not into the man whore thing, but you do understand that I am a growing alpha guy with constant hormone high."
"Your point being?"
He scratches the tip of his hair by his nape, his face scrunching up and blushes. "You might catch me, uhm, adjusting it when I'm approached by one of those."
I laughed again, "Those are my pack sisters, silly." I said, then I glanced down at his body and back and bit my lip, "And I don't think that adjusting it would be classified as man whoring. so don't worry, its cool." I grinned at his surprised and still red face. "Besides, that's one of the few natural thing I can let pass."
He chuckled this time and shook his head. Then I unlocked my door, but I felt Eric reach for my hand. "Serenity, wait." I turned to him, and was surprised that he leaned forward. I looked down at his lips then back at his eyes. Then he smirked, "I'll open your door."
With that said, he quickly stepped out of his door and in a split second opened my door, I wasn't even able to pull away from the awkward position he put me in.
"Serenity?" he held out his hand.
I rolled my eyes, thinking of how corny it is. I took it and let him help me out of the car, I looked up at him.
"I guess the news is true..." I stepped up nearer him and heard a few gasping around us, "chivalry had really gone to the dogs."
He laughed and shook his head, as I stepped aside and passed by him, he closed the door and waked behind me.
"Good morning ladies." I greeted.
"Good morning princess."
"A welcoming committee for me? that's new." I looked around, they were all eyeing Eric and that sort of made me angry. "I'm guessing my brother and the boys hasn't arrived yet?"
"Yes, well, it is a bit early..." one girl answered, "surprising you aren't with them today, Princess."
I smiled, "Oh, well, that's because I left early with Eric here." I stepped aside and made room for Eric.
His effect was fatal. The girls went all seductive and eyed him with lust and it made me laugh when he took a step back again.
"Hello ladies." He said, "My name's Eric Johansen from the Crescent Pack."
"Seeing you are with the princess, should we assume you are an Alpha blood?" Krystal asks.
"Yes I am." Eric says.
"Hmm, the princess' mate perhaps?"
Eric smiled at me, "We'll know during her birthday, wouldn't we?"
The girls exchanged looks, "Then you aren't allowed to be near her, that will not be fair to the other suitors wouldn't it?"
I rolled my eyes, "Fair or not, I doubt I would get along with the other Alpha boys."
Suddenly we heard a buss around the parking lot, we looked and I frowned. My brother's hummer came into view, and parked beside us.
Students were walking up to us, the female lit up instantly and run to meet my brother, Liam, Jake and Aaron.
I shook my head in disgust.
"See what we have to put up with every morning?" Anna asked. "I swear, someone needs to knock some sense into those boys of yours, Serenity. I'll take car of the girls."
Eric chuckled, "Well, he is the soon to be Alpha of the Royal Family's pack and not to mention the caption of the football team, and the other are his next in command, what do you expect?"
I watched as they filed out of the car saying hi to the girls and their friends, some where human.
"Urgh, such a cliché." I said. "Anyway, we should get you your schedule and stuff."
He nodded and we walked through the crowd. Then someone pushes me and I felt myself about to make a face plant, when I felt an arm encircle my waist and pulled me back.
I looked behind me and I was leaning on Eric's strong chest, "You ok cherry blossom?"
It took a moment before I made myself nod in response, at this point I can't seem to trust my words. He was again, too near. And I don't think he is aware of what his effects on me were.
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