When we got to the orphanage I thought, no big deal, just a quick little stop to feed the starving children or something.
Then I saw her.
A little girl, laying in bed with her hair so wet from her sweating that it was damp against her pillow, her face an unhealthy color and she was clutching her toy for dear life.
I'm not joking when I say "for dear life".
This child looked like she was laying on her death bed. She was too young for that, much, much, much too young. How can she die? Death is for people who have lived. People who have had their chance. People who were stupid or messed up somewhere in their life. Cursed people.
People like me.
But not her, not some young, innocent little girl. Not some one who hasn't even had a chance yet. Not a little girl with bangs across her forehead and a teddy bear in her left hand.
I was about to go into the room after Nova and stand beside the girl when an arm grabbed my arm and stopped me.
"What are you doing here"
I looked at the witch that had let us in.
"I'm here with my mate."
"I know what you are, you can't do this to her. Nova is a good person."
"I know that," I looked at her again, she was talking to the girl as if they were sisters. She's so damn beautiful and so damn kind. I know very well that I can't have her, but it won't hurt to pretend for a while, will it? "I won't stay long."
"You won't stay at all. You can leave now," she looked at Nova again.
"I will, as soon as she's too preoccupied to notice."
"She won't like your sudden disappearence. She'll look for you."
"I'm a little harder to find then most 'people'."
I looked at her again, now she was healing the girl. I looked back to the witch and nodded once at her.
"Give Nova my best."
With that, I was gone from the hall in a blur.
I was about to leave the property when I bumped into a kid. A boy, maybe 13 or 14 with blond hair and grey eyes and freckles.
He was about to reply when a little girl pulled on my sleeve, she had ginger hair that was in 2 long braids and she was wearing a Raggedy Ann dress, the only difference between the two was that this girl had blue eyes. She smiled widely at me, one of her front teeth waas missing.
I ran outside, hoping to find out what ever it was before anything happened. Then I stopped at the beginning of the stairs.
If there was any immanent danger then I would have had a premenition, I always do, healing or not healing. So what didn't I?
I shook off the question before racing down the stairs. I almost ran right into Faye, who was standing in the doorway with her mouth wide open. I followed her gaze to the yard where Tyler was swinging the kids around while they held onto his arms. The kids were screaming and laughing. It wasn't one of pain or fear or warning, but one of joy.
I patted Faye on the arm and smiled at her.
"Close your mouth before you catch flies, hon," I looked back at Tyler and my smile widened," Because that's my mate and he's not going anywhere."
I ran outside to join in the fun.
It was getting cold outside so we all retired, I was tucking in one of the little girls, Georgiana. She has ginger hair and wide, blue eyes.
"Nigh, night, Gia."
"Wait, I want Tyler."
"Why do you want-"
"It's alright, Nova," I turned to see Tyler leaning against the doorway and smiling slightly at me," You go say good night to Faye, I'm sure that your pack will be missing you soon."
I smiled at him and nodded.
"See you soon, Gia."
Leaving the room, I just barely heard the sounds of Tyler tucking in Georgiana.
The sky was completely black when we got back to the house. I parked the car then got out, locking the doors when Tyler had repeated my actions.
"Why don't I show you to one of the rooms?"
"Uh, yeah sure."
I smiled and put out my hand to show him the way. He merely gave me a tight smile and nodded at the door. My face fell but I did so anyway.
I led him to one of the rooms at the end of the hall, the room next to my brothers as the one next to mine is occupied. He thanked me.
"It's no problem."
"But it was," he shuffled his feet," Listen, I might not- I mean to say that I- There's this thing that-"
"Tyler, what ever it is, I hope you know that you can trust me. I won't judge you, I promise."
"That's the thing, I believe you. I've known you for barely 24 hours and I believe that you will keep your word just because you're a good person."
"So are y-"
"No, no I'm not. I'm not half as good as you are."
I was about to reply but he spoke up first.
"Good night, Nova," he said before shutting the door.
I turned to go back to my room when I saw Mike standing in the doorway of his room, watching me through the darkness.
"It's for the best, Nova. I want you to know that it's for the best," he went into his room as well.
I shook my head and returned to my own room. As I snuggled under my blankets I thought about one little question before slipping off into darkness-
Why is everyone being so cryptic? I was to find the answer in the morning.
I woke to a seemingly perfect day, the sun shined through my window and the birds chirped cheerily. I sat up and yawned, jumping out of bed quickly to start the day.
I slipped on a black camis wit a grey-brown cardigan and loose jeans, with a turquoise necklace, bracelet and ring I slipped on my black heels and jogged out of the room. The noise from the breakfast rush was the only one to fill the halls, I smiled and waved to the wolves that I saw. It's Sunday, the day that Luna Catherine makes breakfast for anyone and everyone in the pack.
When I got downstairs I went straight to the kitchen to help, Luna was making pancakes at the stove and Holly was busy with eggs.
"Morning Luna, Holly," I said," Need any help?"
"Yes, please. Could you start on the biscuits." Luna replied.
After I had loaded the biscuits on the tray and preheated the oven I jumped up on the counter and waited for the timer to go off so I could take them out. I swung my legs back and forth for a while before breaking the peaceful silence between us.
"Maybe I should go get Tyler," Luna Catherine and Holly both looked up at me," Tell him what's going on, introduce him to people."
Holly and Luna looked at each other, Holly shrugged and Luna let out a sigh before looking back at me.
"What's wrong," I asked.
"Nova," she started," There's something that we need to tell you."
"What is it?"
"It's Tyler, honey. He-"
The door opened and we all turned to look at the person standing in the doorway. Luke.
"He left last night."