After Jennie and I ate dinner, we decided to just sit on the couch and watch a movie. She was curled up in blankets, black hair pulled up in a messy ponytail, and greens eyes glued to the T.V. screen.
The curve of her lips intrigued me. The soft look of them made me think of an over-fluffed pillow. When I saw her glance at me I quickly shifted my gaze to the T.V. feeling heat rise to my cheeks.
"Why are you blushing?" she looked at me with a questioning expression. Her face was unbearably cute, and it was hard not to look at her.
"Um, well, honestly... You're just more adorable when I look at you through human eyes," I explained, swallowing hard and swiftly looking away. I was afraid to see her reaction. But when I heard her giggle, I looked back over at her, "What?"
"You're pretty adorable yourself, wolf boy," she smiled widely at me, forest-green eyes boring into mine. I blinked then looked away again.
After the movie -- and some flirting -- I walked Jennie up to her room. She stopped in front of her door and turned to me.
"Luther, why did you save me out in the forest? Ya' know, you wouldn't have to be dealing with me right now if you just let that other wolf kill me," she didn't look at me when she spoke, instead, her eyes were glued to her hands that were rubbing together in a nervous gesture.
The answer was quite simple. I had loved her the day I saw her, but not exactly in the boyfriend-girlfriend type of way. It was more like family love. But now that I was really able to communicate with her, I really knew that I didn't love her like a sister. It was definitely more than that. But I wasn't going to say this all out loud, "Because I wanted to protect you from Nick. He was kind of a corrupted werewolf. I mean, yes, all of us werewolves love the taste of human flesh, but we know it's better not to interfere with the humans. But he went way too far. He used to lure women out to the woods and devour them, but then he just decided to wait 'til anyone came out to the woods, and you just so happened to be the first person he stumbled upon. I just... I don't ever want you to die. At least while I'm still roaming this earth. It'd hurt too much. I'd be a broken hearted wolf."
She was gazing straight into my eyes, her eyes wet with tears.
"No, don't cry," I whispered softly. I reached out my hand to rub her shoulder, but she just attacked me with a big hug. I hesitated to wrap my arms around her shoulders. I rested my chin on top of her head, and rubbed her back soothingly.
She pulled away her head, but not her arms. I wiped away a few tears that escaped from her eyes, then she stretched up on her toes and pressed her lips to mine.