“Ash, Ash come on! We’re gonna be late for school,” my best friend and soon-to-be Alpha, Oliver banged on my bedroom door hurrying me up.
“I’m ready, just give me a few minutes to finish my assignment,” I called back.
“Ugh! Stop being such a nerd, Ash. We all know you finished it last week,” my younger brother Brent called out.
I heard a growl come from Ollie followed by a slap. “Ouch! Hey, what was that for?” Brent responds.
“Don’t be disrespectful to your sister,” Ollie snapped.
“Pfft, if you weren’t our cousin, I’d swear you were in love with her,” Brent grumbled before making his way down the stairs.
“Come on Ash, we’re gonna be late for school,” Ollie banged on the door once more. Before heading down to breakfast.
I sighed. It was no use trying to finish anything now, both were up and ready to go.
My room is in different shades of light pink, silver, and white. In the middle of the room is my king-sized bed with a mountain of pink and cream pillows I love to snuggle into at night, with fairy lights strung behind from floor to ceiling. Flanking the bed are matching bedside tables that have light cream lamps and an alarm clock. Off to the side is a silver dresser with a few knickknacks, including my jewelry box.
There are two other doors in my room, besides the one leading out of my room. The one beside my full-length mirror goes to my wardrobe while the other leads to to me ensuite bathroom.
As I made my way to the bedroom door, I stop by the full-length mirror.
“Yep, this is as good as it's going to get, I muttered to myself.
‘Aww, come on I think we look hot’ my wolf Kia said. ‘If you add a little human make-up, do the hair and maybe show some skin, the boys will be clawing for us,’ she giggled.
I roll my eyes at my wolf and mutter, ‘what happened to wanting to find your mate when we turned 18?’ I asked her.
‘Well, I know you are longing for companionship, so as long as we don’t fall in love with him I don’t mind what you do, but it all stops as soon as we meet our mate,’ Kia shrugged.
Today for school I wore my skinny black jeans with white vans and a beautiful light pink short-sleeve button-down top with puffy sleeves, my light brown curly hair was thrown up with a large hair clip into a half-ponytail-loose, my big brown eyes staring back at me.
Maybe I could ask Meghan for some makeup tips. I will need something for this weekend at least.
Kia started jumping up and down in my mind, ‘Yes, yes, yes, I’m so glad Oliver talked you into having a birthday party, more chances of meeting our mate and meeting more people.’
I muttered back to her, ‘I suppose we are going to be the Beta of this pack, might as well put Dad’s and Uncle’s training into some use.’
I collected my things for school and made my way down the stairs into the kitchen where everyone was seated in the large dining room table happily clinking away eating breakfast.
“Ahh there she is,” my dad said, looking up from his conversation with Uncle David, the Alpha of our pack.
“Morning Daddy, Uncle, how are you both?” I chippered as I made my way through the dining room.
“How are you feeling today? Nervous, excited?” He asked with a skeptical glance, darting to Uncle.
“I’m fine, I tried to get more work done before we headed off to school but the boys wouldn’t let me, pretty happy with the result so far, let’s just hope it’s enough,” I answered back as I took a seat between him and Meghan.
We were in the final stages of my Bio classes and had a few assignments and reports to finish up on. I wanted everything to be perfect before handing it in this morning. Thankfully, I had finished everything last Thursday, so it gave me the weekend to proofread everything and make sure it was all perfect.
“Oh, you will be fine,” Meghan said as she started passing me food from the table, stocking up my plate. “You worry that pretty little head of yours too much when you should be having fun and relaxing.”
Meghan is our Gamma’s Mate. She and Alex are three years older than Ollie and me. Meghan came into Alex’s life when he turned 18. They found each other when he was out in the clubs celebrating the big occasion and have been together ever since.
We all grew up together in the Packhouse. Since being Heirs to the Pack, it makes sense to forge friendships to ensure the pack works well together. If the leadership doesn’t get along well, how else is the pack supposed to get along? “I guess so,” I muttered as I started eating the food. I sighed heavily, not believing the favor I’m about to ask her. “Hey, Meg. Can I ask a huge favor, but pleaseeeee don’t make a big deal about it ok?”
I looked up at her from my plate of food. She had stopped mid-conversation with Alex. Ollie and Brent also quieted down from across the table, obviously listening to the conversation I was having with her.
“Erm.., as you know, Friday is my birthday and we are having a party Friday night after school. Can you please help me with makeup and clothes? You know everything I have is not great for a party.”
She let out a squeal of joy and clapped her hands. “Yes, yes, yes, soo excited you finally asked me to do a makeover for you! You are going to love this! We will also get something for Friday if you meet your mate; you must look hot and sexy. Alpha David, can we please use the car and credit cards on Thursday night so I can take Ash for a much needed shopping trip?” She batted her eyelashes and asked in a very sweet voice, causing her mate Alex to growl in annoyance at the over-affection towards our Alpha.
Typical possessive male, I laughed to myself, looked over to Uncle David and dad, who had also stopped what they were doing and are now giving us attention.
“Sure, consider it as a welcome to adulthood gift,” Uncle David smiled and nodded. “But,” Meghan let out an annoyed groan. Everyone laughed around the table. There is always a ‘but’ with Uncle. “You take at least two guards to be with you at all times. Being ranked members of the pack I should expect nothing less.”
Meghan looked at me with an annoyed look and nodded. “Sure Alpha, thank you for the approval, I’ll pick you up after school on Thursday, the boys have football training, so it works out.”
I nodded in response trying to figure out what my schedule will look like now that Thursday afternoon and Friday was pretty much cancelled for my study time, I was always a week in front of homework in case something important came up in the pack and needed my assistance, In my opinion, it was always better to be prepared than stress and worry later.
“OK, are you kiddies ready for school?” Auntie Sarah called out as she walked through the dining room.
“yeah Ma, just finishing up now,” Ollie answered while wolfing down the last of his food.
I quickly finished my breakfast and checked the time … we had about 20 minutes to go till first period. My mother and Auntie were waiting at the door as we all piled out.
“Have a good day today, please try not to cause any trouble.” Mum kissed each of us.
“No worries, Auntie, we will be on our best behavior,” Ollie called back waving out the door.
The three of us piled into Ollie’s shiny black Jeep and headed to school.