Taken from Chapter 5
I tried to find Connor and Lisa through the mind link, but there was too much going on. Instead, I found them in the entertainment room with Jackson playing Halo, and yelling and threatening each other.
“Hey guys! Having fun? You do realize it’s only a game right?” I laughed.
“Half the fun is the arguing back and forth with your opponent. It wouldn’t be as much fun otherwise,” Jackson said.
Connor sighed dramatically. “You know you’re just as bad when you’re playing, Jamie.”
Watching them as they continued their game, I was drawn to Jackson and how happy he seemed. Something in my gut was telling me that I should always make sure that he’s happy. As I pondered what was going on, someone else entered the room and all of us stared at the girl who stood in the doorway.
Lisa acknowledge her first. “Janet. Is there something we can help you with?”
Janet ignored Lisa and walked over to Jackson. “Hey Jackson. Would you like to spend some time alone with me before the BBQ tonight? Maybe we can go on a date?”
“Go away,” he replied with a heavy sigh. “I have never wanted to spend time alone with you, let alone a date. I know you’re lonely, but nothing is going to happen between us.”
He turned away from her to focus on the game.
As Janet walked away in a huff, I asked, “Are they always throwing themselves at you?”
“They only want to be the Alpha female. Sad thing is they keep hoping I won’t find my mate in time, so they’re always coming up to me like that and, to be honest, I can’t stand people who don’t respect other people’s feelings or wishes. What’s sad is Sarah is usually the only one doing this, not Janet.” He frowned, but perked up when he heard a loud triangle sound from outside.
That sound meant it was time for the BBQ. I didn’t know why, but I was nervous about being introduced to all these people since none of them had said or done anything to me since my arrival. A couple of them already knew me but still, it was daunting. I steeled myself because this BBQ was also a way to find the one with that alluring scent of pine and chocolate. The one that would complete me.
Now, with the prospect of finding out who my mate was, I could hear Josh and Mary’s voices in the back of my head saying my mate was going to reject me because I was such a disappointment.
Those voices dissipated as I walked out to the field where the BBQ was set up and a cheer rose from the pack. A couple of hours into the BBQ I had shaken hands with almost everyone and was rather disappointed because there was no electricity.
Until a hand touched my shoulder.
Tiny little shocks frizzled throughout my body.
I finally knew, for the first time, to whom that bouquet of pine and chocolate belonged.
The shocks had stirred my wolf and made him leap with joy.
He kept his hand on my shoulder and I stared at him with bated breath.
Could it be possible?
It only happened when he was around.