I didn't sleep that night. Kelly sat up with me, neither of us speaking. Logan hadn't come back but I didn't care.
"He was protecting you, Annalise," Kelly said quietly.
"He should have told me," I argued. "If he had, I never would have let him do that. I am not someone's prize!"
"It's not all that bad," she said. "Logan's a good guy and won't make you do anything you don't want to do."
I shook my head. "That's not the point, Kelly." I looked over at Suzanna who was fast asleep. "She was right and now I can't get out of this."
Kelly frowned. "What do you mean?"
I sighed. "Suzanna said that I'm not worth a werewolf," I said. "I realized she was right," I sighed. "I can't even recover fast enough to play in today's game. So I thought I'd kind of blend back into the background. Now I can't."
Kelly shook her head. "Ignore Suzanna, Annalise. You're totally worth being with a werewolf." She thought for a second. "You know, I wonder if this is Fate pulling her strings."
"What are you talking about?" I asked, rubbing my eyes as the clock struck 7.
"I've noticed a change in Logan since you got here," she said. "He used to be surly and grumpy. He's not like that anymore. He's never picked a fight with another wolf before. There's something about you, Annalise. Maybe the two of you are-"
"No," I interrupted. "Not anymore. I don't want to have anything to do with him."
She arched a brow. "I don't have to read your mind to know you're lying. You like him. When two mates meet for wolves, they know immediately. I think Logan's known this whole time but he's been trying to deny it since you're a human."
I shook my head. "You're wrong, Kelly."
She shrugged. "Just don't be angry with him anymore, okay? He was protecting you and standing up for you. Doesn't that mean anything to you?"
"Of course it does," I said. "And I'm very touched that he would put himself in danger for me. But he put himself in danger, Kelly. He could've gotten hurt!"
She smirked at me then laughed.
"So that's why you're angry," she said and I clamped my mouth shut. She snorted. "Get dressed. I'll sit with you in the bleachers."
"Fine," I said grudgingly and changed.
Kelly and Jamie left to feed which left Suzanna and I in the cabin alone. I didn't go to breakfast, afraid I'd see Logan there. Perhaps I should have gone, though, because Suzanna slapped me. I stared at her. She was crying.
"How could you do that!?" she demanded.
"What are you talking about?" I asked.
"You tricked him! You humans are awful!"
"I didn't trick him," I argued. "He did that against my wishes."
She shook her head stubbornly. "No. You're trying to take him from me. I'm not going to let that happen."
"I'm not in the mood for this," I said and stepped around her.
"Damn humans," she muttered.
I ignored her and, when the light turned green, I walked out and headed for the bleachers. Someone was passing around water and I took a bottle. The team was already on the court. I felt Logan's eyes on me but I ignored him and sat down, saving a set for Kelly. When she arrived, she nudge me and pointed.
Logan had been trying to get my attention. He beckoned with his finger and I stayed seated at first. Then my body moved on its own and I growled quietly, walked over to him.
"Look, I know you're mad," he began but I shook my head.
"No," I said. "It's not what you think." I sighed. "I'm sorry I kicked you into the water."
He chuckled and nodded at Allie. She passed me the ball.
"Kiss it," Ivan said. "For good luck."
I arched a brow.
"We need your luck out there," Patch said with a smile. "Come on."
"This is so unsanitary," I shuddered and they laughed as I kissed it. "Good luck."
"Wait for me after the game," Logan said quietly and I narrowed my eyes.
"I thought you said you weren't going to take advantage of it."
He smirked at me. "You know that wasn't an order."
"Whatever," I grumbled and went back to my seat.
I knew he was laughing at me so I sat with as much dignity as I could.
"They had you kiss the ball?" Kelly asked, handing me the water again.
"Yep," I sighed. "So dirty."
She giggled. "What did he say at the end?"
People were eavesdropping so I just shook my head and she got the message. After last night, I had a feeling everyone would be watching me for a while. I sighed as the game started and bit my lip.
The vampires didn't look as tough as the werewolves but I knew better than to judge a book by its cover. As they played, I thought back to what Kelly said. Could it be that Logan had really changed when I showed up?
To my glee, they won and we all clapped. The vampires shook their hands and I waited in the bleachers until everyone was gone. Logan was waiting by the stairs. I tried not to stare at his body. He had to shed his shirt and he was incredibly buff.
"You ran, Master?" I asked sarcastically and he shuddered.
"Ugh. God. Don't call me that."
I chuckled. "Seriously, though. What's up?"
He cleared his throat, avoiding my eyes. "Join me for dinner."
I felt my back straighten and sighed. He swore under his breath.
"No, that's not- Damn," he said. "What I mean is would you join me for dinner tonight?"
"Sure," I breathed and laughed a little. "It's not like I have a choice now anyway."
He shook his head with a sigh. "I'm not used to having.... I'll try to be more careful about how I phrase things."
"Okay," I said. "I'm going to see if Patch will clear me for the next game."
He just nodded and walked off. I bit my lip and walked to Patch, my mind confused.
"Let's see it," he said when I asked him. I lifted my shirt and heard Ivan whoop. "You're cleared."
"You were great out there," I said to Allie and she smiled.
"Thanks. I'm nothing compared to you, though."
"Nah," I said. The guys wandered off. "What?"
Allie was staring at me with a confused expression.
"It doesn't bother you?" she asked and I frowned.
She shrugged. "You're different races," she said. "I mean, he's black and you're white. You're a human and he's a werewolf. Do you really think it'll work?"
I blushed. "Who said we were-?"
She arched a brow. "I've been going to Camp Celestial for as long as Logan has. He has never asked a woman to have dinner with him."
"We're friends," I said. "And I'm also his... whatever. I'm sure he just wants someone to hang out with."
She laughed a little. "If he wanted that, he'd hang out with the guys." She smiled. "You know, I envy you."
She walked off and I watched her, confused.
I didn't bother getting dressed up for dinner. Logan was already gone when I got back to shower. Suzanna was glaring at me again but I was getting used to it. I don't know how she'd react if she saw that I was having a private meal with Logan.
While I rubbed off his deodorant in the shower, I wondered why he wanted it to be private. Maybe he just wanted to talk about what it meant to be his slave or whatever it is I am now.
Or maybe he likes you, Kelly's voice said in my head.
No. Not possible.
You heard what Allie said.
I got out and changed into a pair of jeans and a short sleeved black shirt. I put on my flip flops and glanced at the clock. It was nearing 6:30 and, suddenly, my body began to move and I sighed.
"I'm perfectly capable of walking there on my own," I grumbled.
My body kept moving, though, and I shook my head. It wouldn't stop until I got to the cafeteria. Logan was waiting and he smiled a little at me.
"My body is rude," I complained and he laughed a little, letting me go in first.
"That's another thing we'll have to figure out," he said. "Well, that I'll have to figure out."
We got our food and sat at a small table near the back. People were staring and I cleared my throat.
"So Patch is letting me play the next game."
"Great," he said. "I could really- I mean, we could really use you out there." He cleared his throat and got out a piece of paper. "I called my dad today," he said.
"To ask him what you and I can expect," he said. He bit his lip and passed me the paper. "He faxed this today. Just... just remember that I'm not going to force you to do anything you don't want to do."
I looked down at the paper and sighed.