A yelp of surprise left my l!ps as something slammed me up against the lockers.
My exposed chest and stomach pressed against the cold metal, sending goosebumps cascading down my skin.
I was bare except for a thin bra and a pair of workout shorts.
The familiar musky scent of male and cologne filled my nose and I gritted my teeth in annoyance.
“You’re the one who pissed him off.” Maya mumbled, obviously thinking I deserved whatever came to me.
I snapped back, “He’s the one who took it too far.”
“He’s the Alpha, he can take it however far he wants.” Maya grumbled back.
I rolled my eyes at her, “I don’t care what he is. He can’t act like he knows a single thing about us.”
“And where do you think you’re going?” His rough voice spoke lowly in my ear, slamming my chest against the lockers as I attempted to get out of his grasp.
“Can’t you just leave me alone?” I snapped, but deep down I knew I didn’t mean it. Sure, Alpha Asher had gone too far with his comment about Tyler but under his touch something stirred to life between my legs.
“What was that you said back there, Lola?” His rough voice was low in my ear and I resisted the urge to shudder at his concealed anger.
“You’re only gonna make this worse for us.” Maya muttered, but she knew I wouldn’t change my mind.
Alpha Asher did nothing but confuse me. He was cold and hostile with his ignorant remarks and demands of obedience, but the moment at the swimming hole had completely thrown me off. While his punishment left me frustrated for longer than I care to admit, deep down I had enjoyed his rough and primal behavior.
A large hand intertwined itself in my hair, yanking my head back.
I clamped my l!ps together to keep a yelp from emerging from my mouth. Sharp pain radiating from my head triggered something in between my legs. Pain mixed with the prickles of pleasure rolled down my head and neck.
While I was furious, my body had a mind of it’s own.
“I asked you a question, Lola.” His rough voice growled in my ear, giving my hair another sharp tug.
I gritted my teeth again, determined to keep the smell of my arousal from his nose. “I said, f**k you.” I growled back. It was clear I had no regard for my own safety.
“If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you were enjoying this Lola.” Alpha Asher growled in my ear and I winced.
The smell of my arousal had seeped from between my legs, fulling the locker room with my scent.
I grinded my teeth together and cursed my body for having a mind of its own. I had never acted this desperate before, but something about Alpha Asher had my body reacting like a bitch in heat.
Just as I was going to bite back some snarky retort, something else happened.
Asher must’ve been standing awfully close, because something was pressing into my backside.
That something had Maya roaring to life. Where she was once scolding me for acting out, she now encouraged it.
“And you say I’m bad.” I snapped at my hormone driven wolf.
Maya rolled her eyes, “I thought he was going to kill us. It’s obvious he wants something else.”
The pressure in between my legs was building and yet again I was willing to let Alpha Asher have his way. I decided to take a risk, one that might do more harm than pay off.
I pushed my as* against his hardened length, grinding against it slowly.
“If anyone’s enjoying this it’s you, Alpha.” My voice came out low, ripe with the desire Alpha Asher seemed to awaken within me.
A deep rumble sounded from Alpha Asher’s chest. My head rattled as I was spun around and slammed against the lockers. My eyes met the darkened eyes of Asher.
I could feel the blood rushing to my face under his hostile gaze. The gold hues in his eyes were melting into the blackness that threatened to take them over.
“Watch what you say, Lola. You wouldn’t be able to handle me.” Alpha Asher growled lowly, his rough hand wrapping around the soft skin of my neck.
A sound of pleasure escaped my l!ps when his grip around my neck tightened.
Under his touch all of my sense seemed to fly out the window.
“Don’t be so sure, Asher.” I exhaled, my eyes trailing down his towering form.
Any semblance of gold was now fully swallowed by the obsidian flecks swirling in his eyes.
His grip around my neck tightened, only allowing me the smallest amount of air.
Something had to be wrong with me. Here I was, practically being strangled by a hostile Alpha and all I could think about was him tearing the clothes from my body.
“Alpha Asher, Lola.” He snarled, leaning down so his face was only inches from my own. His hot breath smelled of mint. “Do not forget it.”
With one last low growl, Alpha Asher let go of my throat and stormed from the locker room. Once again he left me equally excited and afraid, and despite my best judgement I was still begging for more.
Frustrated and wanting more, I decided to head to the swimming hole.
Any memories of Tyler and I at the swimming hole had faded under Alpha Asher’s touch. Alpha Asher’s touch seared my skin and sent waves of pleasure tumbling down.
I left the pack house and frowned, I assumed Mason and Breyona would’ve stuck around. One quick look at my phone and I see why they hadn’t. I was in the locker room for nearly half an hour with Asher. I could only hope the scent of my arousal faded by the time tomorrow came around.
I decided to call home and let Dad know I wouldn’t be heading back from training right away.
“Hello, Lola.” My Grandma’s voice sounded on the other end of the phone and I sighed with relief.
“Hey Grandma, I won’t be home for a little bit.” I replied, scrambling for an excuse.
There was a pause on the other end, “Does this have something to do with Alpha Asher?”
I clamped my l!ps together and struggled for words. Grandma had always been a little too smart for her own good. She always seemed to know things she shouldn’t. Dad and I used to joke that she’d be a witch if it wasn’t for her werewolf blood.
“No.” I chuckled, trying to make it sound effortless. “I just need some time to myself after what happened last night.”
“I understand, dear.” Grandma’s kind voice called out, “Will Breyona or your other friend be with you?”
“No..” I frowned, hoping she wouldn’t tell Dad.
“Just be safe, Lola.” Grandma’s voice was stern, “I know you’re more than capable of taking care of yourself, but try and stay clear of the forest for now.”
“I will Grandma.” I lied.
After I hung up the phone, the guilt set in. I hated lying to Grandma, but the swimming hole had always been somewhere safe and private I could go. Living in a pack was like having an entire town of siblings, there was never any alone time.
I strolled down the road and to the edge of the forest, my eyes flickering around as I stepped inside.
The sounds of the forest always worked to calm my nerves. The crickets and birds mixed with the smell of w*t earth was like a sedative.
In no time I could hear and smell the fresh water.
I had enough tormenting from Alpha Asher today, and decided to keep my clothes on. I simply walked to the edge of the water and sat down on one of the giant rocks. This rock in particular had a flat and smooth surface.
While some part of me had missed home, another side desperately missed Grandma’s cottage.
Her little cottage with a dense forest surrounding it, was one of my favorite places to be. There was endless privacy for when Maya simply needed a run. The density of the forest around Grandma’s house provided the perfect coverage for Maya to run around undetected.
The fresh smell of herbs and we*t grass in the morning had become the alarm I loved waking to. The wolf and human side of me were at odds.
Maya loved living on her own, nothing but forest surrounding us. She chafed under command.
I on the other hand felt a sense of duty to my family. Dad needed me, and Sean did too whether he’d admit it or not. Things felt complete with Grandma living with the three of us.
My churning sea of thoughts were cut short by the rustling of bushes and cracking of twigs.
I had already assumed Alpha Asher somehow followed me to the swimming hole again, but the noise was coming from the opposite direction.
I scrambled off the smooth rock and away from the rushing water when a face I had once loved came into view, a face I never wanted to see again.