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Treasured

Summary:
Danni is just your typical shapeshifting werewolf teenage girl from New Hampshire. She's got friends, a family, and a pack of twelve that she would literally die for. But what happens when Danni takes off because she can't stand certain people anymore? banner


Notes:
Please read! My fist werewolf fanfict!


4. Chapter 4

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1317   Review this Chapter

It took me four hours to reach the border, and about two other screamed conversations with the mystery wolf before he finally left me alone for the night. I left him at the border as I headed into New York and was on my way to New Hampshire.

Cassi heard me calling, and I met the familiar red wolf in a clearing not far from our neighborhood.

You’re back soon. I thought you’d leave forever. She thought.

That was the original plan…

Ok, what happened?

There was this guy-

O M G! You imprinted didn’t you!

No. But I think this guy imprinted on me. He followed me back from somewhere above North Dakota; he just wouldn’t leave me alone.

Did anything, you know, happen between the two of you?

Cass, get your mind out of the gutter. I don’t need any of your twisted sense of humor. Right, now, I just need a place to stay, other than my house. It’s probably a wolf love fest over there right now, and I don’t think I’ll be able to live if you make me go back there.

Okay, sorry, I’m better now. I just had to ask. But, yeah, you can hang at my place for a while. I won’t mind. How long are you staying?

I don’t know, maybe two or three days, and then I’ll probably head out again. I’ll need some clothes and stuff, so, who knows.

Okay, Melissa and Dad should be fine with you hanging out for however long you’re staying. Do you want me to tell Greg about this?

Tell me about what? Greg asked as he joined our little walk back home, is there something I should know about?

No, not really, just that we might get an unexpected and unwelcome guest in the near future. I told him.

Should I send out a patrol? He asked.

No, just make sure he doesn’t get in. He’s followed my from above North Dakota.

Who is he?

I have no idea. He’s one of us though, just, different. I told him.

Alright you two, it’s late and the two little wolves need to get some rest. Greg said.

Yes Greg. Both Cassi and I teased as we rushed off towards Cassi’s house.

* * * *

I slept like a rock that night. I finally had a bed to lay in instead of a tree or on a rock. Cassi was talkative most of the night, asking about where I went and what I did. It took an hour to convince her that nothing had happened between the mysterious wolf and me.

I finally fell asleep, only to be awoken too early for my liking by the unusual appearance of the sun shining through the guest room window.

“GOOOOOD MORNING!” Cassi called from across the hall as I made my way down the stairs to get some food.

“Morning.” I yawned back.

She joined me and practically jumped down the stairs next to me, “So, how did you sleep last night?”

“Fine, I wish I had gotten more sleep. I could use it, but the sun woke me up.”

“So, are you up for babysitting the twins with me this afternoon?” She asked as she pulled out five boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios from the pantry and two large mixing bowls, we knew how much we could eat.

“Sure, why not.” I said as I emptied a box into the bowl she had handed me, added milk and grabbed a spoon from a drawer.

“Awesome! They’re going to think it’s so cool when you show up behind me!”

“Don’t they always?” I asked .

“Yeah, but they know you’ve been gone, so when you just pop up out of nowhere, they’re going to be ecstatic!”

I pictured the Direlli twins, who’s older brother, Sean, had joined the pack last fall. Alex and Aaron were two fair haired five year olds, who could get themselves into a ginormious mess with everyone in the neighborhood without much effort. It’s a good thing that Cassi and I are the only two girls in the neighborhood that are able to handle them when their parents leave on constant vacations.

I finished off two boxes of cereal; Cassi ate the rest and then asked me if I wanted any more.

“No Cass, I’m fine. You know, I’m small for my size, but I still made Beta.”

“Yeah, I know, and I just happen to be Gamma, the Beta’s best friend who was able to beat everyone up until you, and I’m at least ten pounds heavier.”

“But, weight isn’t the deciding factor in ranks, otherwise, I’d be at the bottom of the pack and Darren would be Alpha.” We both shuddered at the oversized, incompetent werewolf being Alpha.

“I know, but remind me what the deciding factor is again?”

“There’s three.”

“Right.”

“The first is strategy, then speed, and finally, endurance.” I told her as I grabbed the gallon jug of orange juice from her fridge and chugged half of it.

“I remember now, and the only thing that Greg has over you is speed right?”

“Exactly. And I’m not expecting to get promoted any time soon.”

We washed the dishes before we headed outside to go and find Rachel and Jared, who were supposedly going over to the north shore and having a small get together with the upper ranks to discuss something they had found last night.

I jumped into the Vanquish as Cassi pressed, rather stomped, on the gas and the car flew backwards out of the driveway.

“Do we really need to take the ever so ostentatious car?” I asked as sarcasm draped my voice.

“As always, we do. It’s the only thing around here that is actually still going over sixty.”

“True, but we still have all of five minutes to get there.” I said as the regular car ride would have taken us half an hour.

“No one cares how fast I drive remember?”

“I know. Your dad being a police chief and being able to bale you out of pretty much anything has nothing to do with this.” I joked again.

“So, you do know I could have you arrested for verbal assault.”

“I don’t see how anything I just said deals with assault.”

“Well, you insulted my car.”

“No, I was merely saying we didn’t have to take it.”

“If you wanted to be late we didn’t.” She said as she effortlessly parked in the light sand and jumped out.

“Oh yes, showing up late to everything is just my favorite pass time.” I said as I raced her down to our pack’s usual fire pit.

Most of the upper ranks were already there and heads shot up as Cassi and I raced down the beach towards them.

“Hey! Look whose back!” Jared called, “Well, I’m glad we haven’t handed your job over to Cassi or Ryan.”

“Thanks. Like I’ll need it.”

“You’re not staying.” It was more a statement than a question, but I answered anyway.

“No. I’ll be leaving in a few days.”

“Aww shit Danni. Do you know how the past couple of days have gone without you?” Jared practically yelled and I could see his fingers start to tremble.

“No. Apparently someone’s been keeping secrets.” I shot a glance at Cassi who had shrunken into her seat on the large log.

“Well, let’s just say: there’s been no organization in the pack whatsoever. Tyler got mad after you left and he took off on his own too. De ran after him and hasn’t come back, I nearly set up a search party to go and track all of you down. Greg’s been pissed that no one’s listened to him at all. And the rest of us have just been sitting here waiting for one of you to come back. Greg’s lived in his house for the past forty-eight hours. So, Cassi’s been the leader and she’s done nothing.”

I sat there and stared at him.

“Danni, we need you, and I mean need you. Without you, we all fall apart.” He said, calmer now.