I shut the door as quietly as I could, despite the fact I was shaking.
The fear that man had send through me was so intense. I ran up to my room and fell on my bed, breathing hard.
For the first time since I'd first shifted, I'd wanted to use my Okan for violence. I wanted to shift and snarl and protect myself. I was powerful, even if I couldn't control it, but I was weak against that man.
Who was he? How did he know so much about me?
I began hyperventilating again. I needed to talk to someone about this. Not Jax, but how could I tell Annora or Isaac without letting them know what I was? Obviously I couldn't keep it from them forever, but I had to get myself sorted out before they could know.
"Aria, are you home?" It was my mothers voice, I was so into my thoughts that I jumped suddenly, and felt a soft ripping inside me. No. No no no no no no. Not now.
I tried to control my breathing, as Jax had told me to, but I felt it happening. I fell backwards of the bed, and I was a wolf before I hit the floor. Oh God oh God. My keen hearing picked up my mothers footsteps, she was on the top step, down the corridor, outside my door-
"Aria?" The door opened, and my mother looked inside.
I stayed motionless, frozen to the spot where I was, rooted under the bed. She walked in a few paces, and I held my breath as her feet came to a stop by the bed.
"I swear I heard something. That girl..." She muttered on to herself as she left, pulling the door shut behind her. I listened to her footsteps leave, then breathed out.
This was going to be harder than I thought.