For the next two months, I tried to avoid Mark and any topic concerning mates, werewolves, or the supernatural. It was hard because he seemed to always know where I was. Those few times he talked to me in person, he would try to talk to me to see how I was. I know that he wanted me to see the Alpha but I just didn’t want to even though there was a small part of me that was begging to see him.
Mark even texted me a lot. I got messages from him all day. I read them all even though I should have just blocked his number. I couldn’t bring myself to do it.
Then one Saturday night, I was sitting in my room working on some homework that wasn’t due until Wednesday when my phone rang. I looked at the caller ID and it was Mark. It was a surprise because in all the times he tried to get to me he never called. I let it ring. Should I answer?
I answered because it was just strange on his part.
"Katherine, Where are you?" He sounded extremely nervous.
"On Campus, Why?" I asked.
"You need to come to the house. He’s flipping out. He hasn’t been right ever since you left that night. He needs you here to calm him down. You are the only one who can do it. His wolf is going crazy not being able to be near you and protect you."
"What would me being there help with?" I asked not convinced that my presence would do anything.
"His wolf will feel yours and that will make him calm down some so we can make him see what he is doing. He’s been fighting people, throwing things, making kids cry. He had a bad temper before but this is beyond my reach. Please come, we really need you, he needs you."
That small part of me was yelling at me now at full force to go to him. It was more than a part now but an actual voice in head.
Go to him. He needs us.
Us? Who’s us?
I am your wolf. When you found your mate I was awakened.
"Katherine, are you still there?"
"Yeah, I’m here. Mark, I have a voice talking to me in head. It says she’s my wolf."
"So we were right you are a werewolf. Come to the house and we will explain more but.." I heard a loud crash on his end.
"What happened? What’s going on?"
"He just threw someone into the living room, Katherine, I’ll send you the address but I really hope you decide to come." With that he hung up.
Go to him. He needs us. Again the voice said.
That is what made me grab my keys and my wallet as I rushed out the door wearing navy pajama pants, a gray V-neck shirt, my hair hanging loosely in waves, and little makeup. I jumped into the car and I put in the address. It was simple enough to get there.
I drove as fast as the speed limit would allow me. When I came up the drive to the house which was in a heavily forested area, there were a group of people standing outside. They looked my way when I got out. I guessed they knew who I was because as I walked up, they made a path for me to get to the house. I could hear loud thrashing as I walked up to the door and then into the hallway I walked through to get away from all this two months ago. I saw people standing there too, all with their eyes fixed in one room. That is where I found Jack looking extremely pissed and three other guys trying to get him to calm down. I didn’t see Mark so I didn’t know what I could do.
The three guys managed to push him back which gave me an opening to act. Act on what I didn’t know but I did move.
Just as Jack made a move towards the guys again I put myself in between them and him. I put my hands up to defend myself in case he hit me.
"Stoppp." I yelled.
I looked at Jack as the glazed overlook in his eyes faded as he looked at me. As that faded, he looked to visibly relax and the anger that was emanating from him was fading as well. I heard those who were near breathe a sigh of relief.
Jack kept looking at me. In this moment when he was looking at me with surprise clear on his face, he didn’t think he would see me here. He didn’t look scary but then I looked around the room at the damage he caused. He followed my gaze.
"You did all this." I motioned to the room. Then I looked at the three guys who had backed off to nurse their wounds. "And you hurt them." I stepped back as the fear came back in full force. He gave me a hurt expression. I guess he didn’t like that I moved away from him.
His wolf took control. His need for us overpowered all his thoughts.
So it s my fault then?
No, you didn’t know.
He looked defeated. He had most likely spent all his energy. I had the sudden urge to hold him in my arms and console him. I didn’t want to do that with so many people around.
I walked back towards him and grabbed his hand. His head shot up but he didn’t protest when I led him away from the mess to the only other place in the house I knew, his office.
When we were safe behind the doors, I looked around the room and saw that there was stuff thrown everywhere.
Then I looked at him. He had moved to sit on the couch with his head in his hands.
"You did all this because of me?" He nodded his head still in his hands.
Well I couldn’t say that didn’t stir some feeling in my chest. What girl wouldn’t want a strong beautiful man to completely block out all other thoughts except those about her?
I had to do something to keep him from doing this again. I wasn’t ready to get into a relationship but if anything my presence would have to be enough for him.
"Look, I don’t want this to happen again. I’ll try to come at least one or twice a week if I can and I’ll stop ignoring Mark so that it doesn’t come down to this again. That’s all I can give you right now." He was looking at me like couldn’t believe I even said I would do that.
I check the time on my phone. 10:07 pm.
"It’s late. I need to head back to." He got up to protest but when I backed away from the sudden movement, he sat back down.
"I’ll be back tomorrow." I saw the happiness appear in his eyes.
With that I left him there in his office and I made my way back to my car. It didn’t take long to get to campus but I still didn’t want to be driving out late. When I got there, Natalie was back and asleep.
I got ready for bed and then as soon as my head hit the pillow, I fell asleep.