3. Chapter 3:
I woke up the next morning and was too sore to move. But I really didn't want to get in trouble again, at least not after yesterday. I looked around the room and saw a note on my bed; curiously I picked it up and noticed Dylan's handwritting.
Go back to sleep, if you wake up. Don't worry about the food and everything, I have spocken to Mate.
You are skipping school for a entire week, so don't fight on it.
I will see you when I come back.
I read the letter over and over again to make sure that I wasn't dreaming about all of this. No work for one whole day! I was free and no one would punish me. I closed my eyes and thought of Mate and I felt my heart start to beat rapidly, but then yesterday drifted into my mind and I remembered how he beat me up infront of the whole pack. How could he? I was his mate, how could one harm their mate?
I whipped my tears from my eyes and gingerly got up from my bed. I stood up on my feet, making sure that I could walk before I took a hesitant step forward. I bit my lip as pain rushed through my entire body.
I stepped towards the bathroom and stepped in and looked at my reflection. I had a dark purple bruise on my cheek and my lip was busted. My face was unnaturally pale and green eyes looked dull. My dark brown hair was a tangled up and I slowly removed my shirt, biting my lips as I saw all the scars and bruises all over my body.
Why would Mate want me? I was nothing but a pile of crap. I didn't even have a body to offer him. Why would he look at me when he can have anybody? I pulled down my pants as I saw and frowned as I saw the long deep cut on my thigh. I slowly trailed it, remembering the day I had gotten it.
Mum had been so pissed off at me because I stole a chocolate from Dylan. Dylan didn't mind, he just kept on teasing me about it, mum didn't like it. She pulled me towards the kitchen and pulled out a knife looking at me with a crazy glint in her eyes. I flinched as I remembered screaming from the pain and begging her to stop but she didn't listen. She kept on digging the knife deeper until Dylan came in and pushed her away.
He rushed me towards the sink and started to wipe the blood. He kept on crying and apologizing but he and I both knew that it wasn't his fault. What could he do if his parents perferred him over me? He hasn't asked for it.
I threw my clothes in the corner of the bathroom and stripped of my undergarments, not wanting to see my body. I stepped under the shower and slowly wiped my bruises, trying to make them disappear.
I let out a sob remembering all the pain I had gone through. I slid down on the floor under the shower and kept on crying. What was the use ? No one could hear me.
I slowly got up, making sure that I didn't slip and wrapped myself up in a towel. I made my way out of the bathroom and put on a skirt and and tank top, wanting to be free from any restrictive movements. I knew no one would be looking for me so at the moment I was safe.
I heard footsteps coming towards the door and I stiffened. Who would be coming all the way up here? I sat on the bed holding my breath, wishing that I had worn something else than a skirt. I hurried towards my cloths and pulled on some dark legging and then sat back on the bed.
The knob of the door was turned and then I door flung wide open. I looked shocked as I saw Jacob standing there with a couple of other guys from the pack.
"Ah....I knew you would be here. Come on in guys" Jacob shouted and I could feel fear creeping into my body. What were they doing here? And why were there only guys? I didn't have the guts to reply so I just say there turning my gaze to the bed. I held my breath as Jacob neared me and brushed the hair of my face. I tried my best to hold back a flinch, but after finding your mate any other male that touches you doesn't feel right.
"You fricken bitch you think I'm disgusting huh?" Jacob growled at me and I was pushed back onto the bed. I let out a startled cry and saw Jacob grinning up at me. I saw one of the guys close the door an look at me with a expression on his face that looked like pure lust.
"What do you say boys? Let's have some fun" Jacob said growling, with me looking at him with scared eyes. He must have noticed because he started to laugh all of a sudden. I felt tears filling my eyes as I tried to think the worst thing that could happen? But I didn't need to think. Because it was all clear.
I whimpered as Jacob pushed my tank top up and trailed his hands up my stomach. I felt bile rise to my throat but I couldn't speak. I let out another whimper and tried to fight Jacob off but I was hit by a slap. I screamed as if someone could hear me but I didn't hear any footsteps, the only sound was Jacob's breathing.
"Leave me alone" I shouted and realised it was the first time I have ever defended myself.
"So the bitch speaks, eh?" Jacob snarled.
I started to cry as Jacob moved down to my skirt. He stopped all of a sudden. The other boy I think noticed this and let me go. Jacob got off me and I slid to the edge of the bed and pushed myself away from him. I had to fight years because I really didn't want him to attack me again.
"Mate needs us, the new pack is in town." Jacob said in his authoritative tone of voice and the guys nodded their heads and went to the door. Jacob stopped and turned to face me, his eyes turning black.
"We will finish this very soon" he growled and turned around and walked away. I buried my face into the pillow. I tried to stop the racked sobs through my body but I couldn't do anything. I didn't realise that someone had pulled me into their lap. I opened my eyes and saw Dylan looking down at me with a confused expression on his face.
"What is wrong Nat?" He asked quietly, and just like that fresh tears began to trail down my face. I held onto Dylan as I continued to cry, not asking him why he was back so soon. I didn't want to answer his question. I didn't have the guts to.
I pulled away from Dylan and he slowly stricken my arms then my cheek. It was then I realised that I still didn't have a top on and quickly ran across the room and picked up and put on a shirt.
"Why were you without a shirt?" Dylan asked looking confused and I whimpered as I lowered my eye. Suddenly Dylan went quiet and I looked up at him and saw his eyes were pitch black.
"Did someone touch you?" He asked in a deadly quiet voice and I crept towards him and laid my head on his arms. I stroked his muscles and he started to clam down.
"It is nothing I just fell asleep and had a nightmare" I said softly but looked everywhere but in Dylan's eyes. he pulled my face up and then stiffened as he leaned forward and smelled my face.
"Did Jacob do this?" He growled and I gulped softly and nodded. But before he could get up I pulled him back down and stopped him from going anywhere.
Dylan sighed and pulled me back into his arms. I felt water on my face and looked up to see him crying. I wipped his tears away and kissed him on the forehead.
"I am sorry that I didn't protect you sis" He whispered brokenly and I hugged him tightly, trying to comfort him because that was all that I could do.
It has been over a week since what happened and Jacob hasn't had the chance to come near me. The new pack is in town and anyone from the pack rarely ill-treated me. They were all preoccupied and I was confused as to what was going on.
I left home wearing a pair of black shinny jeans and light blue jumper. I smiled and waved as I saw Caroline and Nathan standing there. Caroline and Nathan ran towards me and hugged me tightly. Caroline started to cry and I promised her that I would fill everything in later.
"I have good news" Nathan whispered and I looked up at him and smiled widely. Pulling away from the hug I waited for him to speak.
"I found my mate. She is from the new pack and she is the Alpha's sister" Nathan grinning widely and I hugged him tightly. He pulled me closer and placed a kiss on the cheek, happy for him.
Suddenly I heard someone growl from behind me and I turned around to see a girl glaring at me. But before I could understand what was going on, I felt a punch connect with my jaw and I fell down on the floor.
I held onto my jaw and fought back tears when I noticed her stand in front of Nathan, marking her territory.
I held up my hands and Caroline helped me get up. Nathan wrapped his arms around her waist and tried to calm her down.
"I am his best friend nothing else" I whispered softly and saw her face change from anger to guilt. All of a sudden she came towards me and hugged me tightly. I hugged her back hesitantly and she let go of me after some time.
"I am really sorry, I thought you were one of those girls who like to law other people's guys." The girl giggled and I burst out laughing I looked at her reflection and she has long dark brown wavy hair and dark hazel eyes. Overall she was very pretty.
"I am not one of them" I assured her and she smiled at me happily.
"So. I am Katherine Van Dell and you are?" She asked as she held out her hand towards me and I hesitantly placed mine in hers.
"WE ARE GOING TO BE BEST FRIENDS" she squealed loudly and I stood there dumbfounded. She turned to look at me and she went red.
"Sorry I got so excited" she said and offered my a sheepish smile. I just shook my head and smiled back and then the four of us made our way towards the lockers.
I was so glad that Nathan found his mate, because he truly deserved one. Caroline nudged me and I turned to look at her.
"I want to know why you weren't here for a week" she said glaring and I nodded knowing that it was going to be a long conversation.