Mel was perfect in Jo’s eyes. She had perfect curly brown hair he wanted to run his fingers through. Her perfect green eyes and brilliant white smile that could light up any room captivated him. Any time he would dare to hug her, her perfect petite curvy body fit into his perfectly. As he sat across from her and his sister, her eyes finally caught his stare. Perfect chills went down his spine as she smirked, amusement shining in her eyes. She was untouchable. She was something he could never have. She, Mellissa Rose Young was his little sister’s best friend. He catches her looking at him….GOD…completely and utterly unattainable.
Her perfect giggle filled the room after his sister said something he didn’t quite catch. He couldn’t help but smile as Mel looked at him hoping to share the glee. Mate, his wolf suddenly yelled. No…NO! She was everything he ever wanted, but there was no way in hell he was going to do that to Steph. MATE, his wolf yelled again.
“Joseph, isn’t it about time you pick up Brittney? I’m sure she is getting worried,” Stephanie retorted. She stared him down hoping he would leave. She wanted to hang out with her best friend. Her brother can go hang out with his girlfriend. Joseph nodded his head and got up. Before he left he sent another hopeful look towards Mel. She, though, didn’t look back this time. He took that as a sign…she was uninterested. His wolf must be wrong. His wolf MUST be wrong! However, he knew deep down, he was right. He knew Mel was his mate the night he saved her at that dumb party. He thanks the Gods that Mel was human, so she would never know.
After Jo left, Mel let out a longing sigh. She tried to act normal, she really did. Never the less it was becoming harder and harder to pretend that she wasn’t jealous when Jo’s girlfriend was brought up, that she didn’t want to find a dagger and plunge it into her heart every time she saw them kiss, and that she wasn’t completely and uncontrollably in love with him. Maybe it was his soft dark hair, or his perfect face, or his strong arms and chest, or maybe it was how nice he treated her. She guesses she always had loved him, even though she didn’t realize it until last year.
She had gone out to a party…
Mel was the life of the party. She danced with everyone and she drank just about everything. She was sixteen and it was a normal high school party. It wasn’t her first either. She was one of those pretty popular cheerleaders people loved to hate. She was perfect and she knew it.
What she didn’t know was that she was drinking too much or that she swayed her hips in a too hypnotic pattern. She didn’t know her ex boyfriend watched. That her ex boyfriend drank way too much and decided he needed her and needed her now. He pulled her into a dance. Maybe it was the music, or the people, or the atmosphere is general, but Mel was lost and had no idea what was happening.
Well until her Ex dragged her up to an empty room and pushed her unto the bed. With much force he brought his lips to hers. Mel tried to push away, she really did. Yet he wouldn’t budge. He began to pull of her top and that’s when Mel screamed. No one came. He reached for her pants and she screamed again; still no one.
Mel now laid under her ex in completely nude. Fear filled her eyes as she screamed out once more, but was soon cut short, when he covered her mouth with is greedy mouth. He forced his tongue into her mouth, making her gag.
Finally the boy was pulled off of her; she squealed and attempted to cover herself with her hands. Mel watched her rescuer begin to beat up her Ex. She tried to find her voice to stop it, but she was too late. Her Ex was knocked out and the savior was turning around to her. She recognized him instantly: Joseph Watson, her best friend’s older brother. He handed her what was left of her pants and his jacket, because her ex tore her clothes as her pulled it off. She stared at him in shock. Her hands have already left her body to cover and were now gone astray.
Joseph didn’t want to go to the party, but his parents didn’t want Stephanie to go by herself. Since he was going to be alpha in a few weeks, he decided he might as well start taking care of his pack now. So he went to the party with her. He didn’t know Mellissa was coming though. He always thought of her like a little sister, but that immediately changed the second he saw her extend from her stairs. She wore a cropped black tee shirt that showed off her toned stomach, skinny jeans that made him now realize how perfect her butt was, and a pair of black pumps. Her beautiful brown hair wasn’t pulled up in the normal cheerleading pony tail, but laid on her shoulders, curling ever so slightly.
Suddenly his wolf yelled “MINE”. No, Mellissa was not his. She was human. She was gorgeous. She was his sister’s best friend. She was his, whether he liked it or not. She smiled her dazzling smile. He liked it.
“Steph, your brother is coming?” she asked Stephanie, completely avoiding the fact he was standing right there. Yes, he acted probably like a nerd to her, always doing his work. But he was going to be an alpha. He needed to have a good education to lead or be taken seriously.
“Yeah, dad kind of forced him.” Kind of; He gave Joseph no choice!
“Come on,” He said annoyed. The girls walked in front of him allowing him to watch Melissa’s butt as she walked out. Yes, he was being perverted, but he just found his mate. At least let him look at the girl, since he can’t have her.
He drove them to the party, with much attempt to keep his eyes on the road. Every time they stopped though, he couldn’t help but look in the review mirror to see his Mellissa. Once they got there, the girls left him in a matter of seconds. He wasn’t okay with that, he needed to keep an eye on Mellissa…and Steph.
“Hey beau,” someone said behind him. He turned around to see his girlfriend with a smile planted on her face. “I didn’t think you would ever come to a high school party.” Brittney, his girlfriend, he admit was beautiful, but she could never compare to Mellissa. Her long blonde hair was straightened tonight, instead of having its usual bounce. Her lips were coated in red to match her skin tight red dress and pumps.
“Dad asked me to watch Steph,” Joseph answered quickly. She nodded her head then took his hand.
“Well how about you let her try to fend for herself tonight. She is a big girl. Tonight, you’re mine,” she winked. Instead of the usual chills it uses to send, only a shiver of disgust. He didn’t want Britt winking at him. He wanted Mellissa.
He followed Brittney around back to the pool. They took off their shoes and planted their feet in the water. She began to talk, but he wasn’t paying attention. He was trying to listen to what Mellissa was doing. He couldn’t hear much over the noise of the party and his girlfriend’s mouth.
“I’m going to get something to drink,” he said quickly and not offering to get her something. He didn’t plan on coming back. Joseph made his way inside and began to look for Mellissa. He spots her in a crowd of guys. She had a beer in her hand and was dancing in a very seductive manner. Joseph was immediately entranced. He made his way closer to her. As he got closer he now noticed how many guys had been watching her. ‘MINE’ he wanted to yell, as jealously boiled through him. He pushed his way closer in hopes to pull her away. Someone though had the same idea and took her out of the circle. He watched the boy who took his girl with hatred in his eyes. He walked closer to where the boy brought her and lean up against a wall nearby.
Mine, his wolf moaned repeatedly as he watched Mellissa grind against the boy. He couldn’t do this. So he walked away, his wolf begging him not to. He walked back to his girlfriend, realizing he never got a drink.
“Honey, I thought you were getting a drink?” Brittney said as he sat down next to her. Honey…
“I did,” was all he said. The quietness between them bugged him to no end. So he did the only thing they know how to do together; he pulled her into a deep kiss. Instead of sending him pleasure, he felt the sudden urge to puke. Brittney’s tongue had somehow pushed her way into his mouth, causing him to want to pull away. No, this was his girlfriend. This is what boyfriend and girlfriends did. He needed to get use to this now. As she moaned his wolf screamed for an escape.
Suddenly a scream made its way to his ears. He tried to ignore it, but his wolf wouldn’t let him. NO, he told himself. This was where I needed to be. This is where I was….another screaming erupted. He broke away from Brittney. This scream was from Mellissa and he needed to find what was wrong and fast.
“Brittney, I have to go,” he said in a rush. She tried to pull him back down, but he ignored it. Mellissa needed him. He followed the next scream and it led him to a locked room. Without much effort he pushed it open. He didn’t need to try when he was working on pure fury.
That’s when he saw her. The boy she was once dancing with was forcing himself onto Mellissa’s naked body.
“Mine,” He said and ran over to the couple. He pulled the boy off of his mate and began to beat the snot out of him. He did not want this boy to live. He stole a peak at Mellissa to see her cowering in fear. Joseph then gave the boy one last punch to knock him out. He wasn’t going to kill in front of Mellissa.
He looked around the room for his mate’s clothes. He resisted the urge to take her underwear. The only thing not completely destroyed was her pants. He then quickly took off his jacket and handed it and the pants to her. She must have frozen in fright, for the arms once covering her parts were now at her sides. He allowed himself now to look at her perfect body. It didn’t matter how wrong it felt, the feeling of right over powered it.
As much as he wished he could have had his way with her, he decided it wasn’t for the best. So he helped her into the clothes, running his hands against her skin any chance he got. “Kiss her, take her, make her yours” he couldn’t tell if it was his wolf or him saying these words in his head. No matter how much he wanted to make those words true, he knew he couldn’t. She was fragile now. He would wait.
Without hesitation, he picked her up bridal style and carried her downstairs. He began to look for his sister, but it wasn’t a hard search. She was looking for him as well to tell him Alexis, another member of their pack was taking her home. He nodded his head to Stephanie and continued to carry Mellissa to his Porsche. He placed her in the passenger’s seat and buckled her in.
Mellissa watched Joseph as he drove. A smile crept upon her lips every time he would dare to look at her. He saved her. Her best friend’s older brother saved her. She was happy it was him, though she was now completely embarrassed he saw her naked. She pulled the jacket’s sleeves up. Her arms were much shorter than his, but she didn’t mind. She loved the way his jacket smelled; like a forest during a rainstorm. Perfect. She wished she got to wear this jacket more often. She wished she didn’t get this tingly feeling when he carried her to the car. She wished she wasn’t falling for her best friend’s brother, especially after she was almost raped. GOD, she was almost raped and yet she couldn’t help thinking about the way Joseph’s arms felt around her or the lustful look he had on his face as he dressed her.
She didn’t know when she fell for him. Maybe she had always been in love, but was just now realizing it.
Once they pulled up to her house, Joseph parked the car, got out, and carried Mellissa once more, but up to her room. He placed her on her bed and began looking for her pajamas. He found her dresser and opened the first drawer. Inside was different underwear and bras. It took him a second to close it, but he did, and moved on to the next one. Inside this one were the pajamas. He pulled out a pink tank top he had once seen her wear and a pair of white pajama shorts he wanted to see her wear.
Like earlier, he helped her into the clothes. Unlike last time, she spoke. “Stay,” it was a whisper. If he wasn’t a werewolf he probably would have not heard it.
“What?” even though he heard it, he still doubted if she meant it.
“Please stay with me; just for tonight, Jo,” Jo? Since when was he Jo to her? It’s not that he didn’t like that his mate gave him a nick name, he just was confused. He looked at her, love filled his heart.
“Okay, Mel,” he croaked out. She then lay down on her bed and pulled him towards her.
“Mellissa, so why won’t you tell me about this guy you like? I mean really, am I not your best friend?” Stephanie spoke. ‘I can’t’ Mellissa said to herself, ‘you would hate me forever’.