Rider's P.O.V; June 28 4:58am
I stand at the door Mersa walked into, which was also where she was. The door opens and I step in to find Mersa starring at me with a puzzled look, then frantically leaving, I had never seen such a thing in my life. I await the door to close then look at her and smile, "You need a name. What are you called?" I questioned her, she looks at me backing up to the wall, I had lost some trust; she shrugged her shoulders like she had no name. "I like Lacey, it would suit you, can I call you Lacey?" I asked, she nodded at me smiling a bit. She was a surprising little character; she pulled me over into a chair and sat in the one next to me, she had found many childish toys and began to play with them though she was around the age of seventeen I would say.
I always watched her play, we never talked much, but she always seemed to want me to be around her everywhere we went. She always expected me to show up in her room and watch her, which I of course was willing to do, and had no problem doing. Yet I was bothered by Joseph Lawrence, when he always bothered us.
"Rider can I talk to you for a moment," Joseph Lawrence said,
I rose from my seat and looked at Lacey, "I'll be right back don't worry," I walked outside of the room and stood there with Lawrence, "Alright, what do you want?"
"I want you to continue and observe it," he answered
"Her name is Lacey, and even though you didn't know that she is still a person,"
"Yes, whatever, well just continue watching her, unlike your sister, that's what you named her after didn't you. Yes Rider, I remember it all so don't act like I've forgotten..." Lawrence smiled and walked away
I went back into the room to see Lacey sitting on the bed, "Rider," She said happily, she stood up and walked over to me pulling my hand, "C'mon play with me, don't be a grumpy wolf,"
She was very up beat and cheery, I couldn't help but smile, and turn to a human for her, "Alright, alright," I grinned
I sat on the bed and she helped herself to sitting on my lap, "You know it's my birthday, right? Please tell me you remembered, this is so important,"
"Oh my goodness, I totally forgot," I said so shocked "I'm so sorry today has been so busy,"
The door had suddenly opened, Mersa and Neil stood in the door and walked in, "Here's the cake you asked for," Mersa said walking in,
"I would do anything to get away from Lawrence and be with my Mersa," Neil said pulling up a chair
Lacey's eyes became wide, "Seriously guys, I was so convincing her we forgot," I said teasingly
"Don't do that to such a cute soul," Mersa said opening her arms and having Lacey run into her arms for a hug
"How do you get more hugs than me Mersa, I thought I was your favorite Lacey," I teased
"Ya, Mersa, what about me?" Neil whined
"You tried to forget about my birthday," Lacey said sticking out her tongue
"Oh, I guess you don't want your birthday present," I held out a present to Lacey and she came running over and sat on my lap, she just starred at it for a while, "Well open it," I said,
After that she quickly opened it and revealed a small kitten, with grey stripes and small green eyes, "I love it Rider," she said giving me a hug,
"Well lets say I had a little help from Neil," I answer
Lacey runs over to Neil and gives him a quick hug, she whispers something in his ear, but I acted like I didn't notice, Neil winks at her, "Hey, Mersa, I know you want to stay and all..."
"C'mon Neil we're leaving," Mersa said interrupting Neil, "We have some things to do" gesturing for him to follow smiling at Lacey,
Once the door closed, Lacey turned to me as I sat in a chair next to her bed, "So, Rider... I'm eighteen now," Lacey said like it was so obvious, "You gonna gimme any more presents,"
"Lacey I got you a cat, what more could you want, the moon?," I asked surprised she wanted more
She laughed, "No, I was just hoping we could consider it a birthday present," she kind of swayed back and forth happily
"Lacey, what are you asking for exactly?"
She jumped up off of her bed and onto my lap, "I'm glad you asked," she smiled at me, "Happy birthday to me, right," and she leaned in and kissed me, it was light and quick, but it happened. She backed away and looked at me smiling, I was slightly in shock and looked at her smiling face for a second until I pulled her in; holding her face kissing her for a much longer time.