Spike sat on the bed, watching me rant about my morning. When I was finished, I sighed and looked at him. He was sat back, with an eyebrow raised.
“That’s some serious drama, Ingrid.”
“Don’t make fun of me.”
He smiled. “Come on, Rollin’s outside.”
He pulled me out of the room and through the living room. His dad was snoring on the couch. I slipped my shoes on. They were getting too small, I’d need some more very soon. Or I could learn to control my anger and stop ripping all my clothing items.
Rollin was sat in the driver’s seat of his Land Rover. He had a cocky smile on his face as he leant out of the window.
“Hey, guys. I’m driving today,” said Rollin.
“You know that’s illegal, don't you?” I asked.
He shrugged and smiled again. I sighed and climbed in the back. Spike got in the passenger seat. Rollin’s pale green eyes gleamed in the rear-view mirror.
Turned out that Rollin drove like a madman. He, well... He liked speed. A lot. We were in the school car park within minutes. I clambered out dizzily.
“Well...” I said.
David walked over from his car. He looked around for anyone that could be close enough to listen. There was no one.
“Nate, Gryph, Chase and I are going to Council tonight. I expect you all to behave,” he said bluntly.
I gritted my teeth but didn’t say anything bad. “Yes, Alpha.”
“You realise you’re an alpha too?” David enquired.
“What?” I asked, confused.
“I take it you don’t realise you’re alpha female?”
“I’m the only female. I didn’t think it counted.”
“Of course it does. You’re in charge while we’re gone?”
“Her?” asked Rollin. I growled at him without thinking.
“Yes. Right, I’ll see you tomorrow night.”
“Bye,” we all said as he spun on his heel and walked away.
“Well,Alpha, time for school,” said Spike teasingly.
He grabbed my waist and swung me over his shoulder in a fireman’s lift. I laughed and whacked at his back with my fists.
“Spike! Put me down!” I laughed.
“Is that an order?” he asked mischievously, still laughing.
He swung me down so my feet were on the ground but he didn’t let me go. Rollin jogged up and smacked Spike on the back friendlily. He ran ahead, up the stairs and into the school.
Spike pulled me up the steps. We caught up to Rollin who was talking to Axel, Matt, Nik, Thor, Bladen and Jon.
“Hey guys!” I exclaimed.
Everyone said hi back. Thor had a pained expression on his face, like he always did when he saw me as human; he still felt guilty about scarring my face. I quite liked the scar, it had sort of become part of me. A weird smell was in the air. I sniffed deeply. It smelt like ham.
“Anyone else smell ham?” I asked, interrupting Jon.
Everyone sniffed the air. Axel, Thor and Bladen was agreed. Jon said it was probably the home ec room. He was probably right. All of a sudden a feeling that something bad was going to happen came over me. I did my best to shrug it off but remnants still clung.
“I’ll see you guys later,” I said.
I wandered down the busy corridor. I opened the door to my form room and threw my bag down on one of the desks. I opened my locker and got my stuff out for double Spanish. I hated Mondays. They were right up there with shoes.
There were 16 people in our form and 124 in our year. 3 of the 16 people in my form were wolves, including myself.
Evie opened the door and the smell of ham grew stronger. There were several odd food smells in the air: ham, and other meats. The smells were strongest where everyone was, in the opposite corner of the room. I thought nothing of it.