I don’t know how long I was out of it. But when I started coming to I could hear worried voices. They were all talking about me, wondering if I was going o be alright, when I was going to wake up, and if they could take me home.
I slowly opened my eyes and waited for them to adjust to the light of the bright room. I looked at my surroundings. I was in a room I did not recognize, with smells that burned my senses.
Just as I was about to climb out of bed the door opened. I expected a doctor or my mother to walk in but instead it was an unexpected visitor. It was Terra EarthScout. When she saw me wake and well her face light up. She turned to go tell everyone I was all right but I stopped her,
“Please don’t tell them I awake. I’m not in the mood for that much noise.”
Terra nodded. She quietly shut the door and walked to the side of the bed and sat on the stool,
“I never got a chance to thank you for saving me. If it wasn’t for you I would be bear food right now.”
“No problem. It was a natural response, no big deal.”
Terra’s head tilted to the side a bit,
“What do you mean ‘a natural response’?
I looked at her,
“Isn’t it natural to want to protect someone you care about even if it means putting your own life in danger to make sure they are safe?”
The moment I realized what I had said I instantly regretted it.
“You care about me? But you’re a girl… it’s not natural.”
I frowned and looked away,
“So I’ve been told. But no matter what I do my feeling won’t go away. I understand if you think I’m a freak. I’m use to it already.”
I expected Terra to get up and leave. Instead I felt a hand on my shoulder. I turned back to Terra; she smiled,
“Close your eyes.”
“Just do it. Don’t ask questions Alex.”
I nodded and closed my eyes.
I didn’t know what to expect, only when I felt Terra’s lips against mine did I realize what she was doing. When she pulled away I opened my eyes. Terra blushed,
“Did you really think you were the only on who had feelings like that Alex?”
“My parents said that no one else in the pack had ever had feelings like that. She said it probably happened to me because I was ‘Special’ as the Elder calls me and Zora.”
“I’ve liked you since the day I first met you.”
My eyes widened,
“What do your parents think about it?”
“My parents don’t know. They think I’m a perfect female Werewolf. If they found out they would probably shun me just like they do you and your sister.”
I opened my mouth to say something than stopped.
I wanted to kiss her again. I wanted her to always be close to never go far from my side. But I didn’t know what to do.
‘Go for it Alex. Don’t let anything get in the way of what you want.’
The voice…should I really just go for it… what if she was just messing with me, and she ends up hating me because I tried to kiss her?