I swiped angrily at the tears on my cheeks and kept my head lowered as I walked away from Wolf’s office. Do I believe him? Or more importantly do I still trust him? I raked my hand through my hair and paused outside the girl’s restroom. Denise is a Siren, Wolf is a demon, my mother’s been kidnapped and my ex-boyfriend is some sort of demon thing and the head cheerleader that I thought I’d never get along with has somehow become my best friend…
My life is in chaos, although this chaos seems more orderly but chaos nonetheless. My pressed my fingertips to my temples and massaged them, feeling a headache coming along.
“Akira are you okay?” Melissa asked from behind me. I turned to face her and shrugged.
“I don’t know, I guess the whole thing with Wo- I mean my mum is just too overwhelming.” I bit my lip waiting for her to pick up on my slip but she just nodded in sympathy.
“That’s understandable. Hey I might go see if I can find that guy that we passed in the hall, you know the one that was with the new receptionist? Anyway how cute was he?” She asked in exuberance. I frowned at her.
“You don’t even know his name, hell you don’t even know who he is.” I tried to reason. She rolled her eyes.
“It doesn’t matter. He’s hot, what else could there be?” She asked sarcastically. I opened my mouth to protest but she shook her head and held up her hand.
“You know what? Just forget it Akira. I’ll go find him by myself.” She said to me then spun on her heel and walked away from me. I stared after her blankly. What just happened?
Feeling more tears coming along I swept into the bathroom where I hid for the remainder of the period and cried for the very things I knew I had but didn’t know what to do with them.
* * *
I slowly sank down into the sofa in Wolf’s living room and regarded him warily from where he stood across the room watching with an unreadable expression. It’s been well over four hours since school finished and around five hours since Wolf and I had our argument and we haven’t uttered a single word about it since. Our conversations were too short and strained.
God knows how much I love Wolf but is that enough to fully trust him when I know
that he’s keeping secrets from me whether they’re good for me or not I have the right to know.
I got up from the sofa and walked into the room and softly closed the door behind me. I changed for me bed and crawled under the covers and wept myself to sleep. I don’t know how long I lay there before I felt Wolf climb in beside me and cradled me within his arms.
I turned into his arms and sobbed into his chest.