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Chosen by Fate, Rejected by the Alpha

Chapter 65 - Both-Awkward

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Trinity

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  I watched Carter leave, a bittersweet feeling deep inside of me. I was happy to have seen him, and happy to be continuing school, but I felt so bad for him right now. I wanted to help him somehow. Maybe I could figure something out. Eventually.

  Right now, however, I was just still so happy about what Carter had told me. I was excited for my exams, and glad that I had kept up on my assignments, thanks to all my friends. I wanted to thank Reece. I needed to tell him how happy this made me. And I had never thanked him for saving me last time either.

  Just then I caught his scent. I didn't know if he was leaving or going back to his room. I had to hurry. I ran down the hall as fast as I could and was at the top of the stairs and the connecting hallway before I knew it. I saw him, walking toward his room, his tall broad back facing me and growing smaller the farther he went down the hall.

  Without thinking I ran after him.

  "Reece!" I yelled when I was nearly to him. He was already turning before I called out to him, undoubtedly alerted by the sound of my running footsteps and my scent.

  "Little Bunny?" He asked me confused to see me running toward him. I leapt the last step and threw my arms around his waist, not caring that I had just thrown a fit about him touching me.

  "Thank you."

  "What's this about?" He asked confused, his hands held up as if he didn't know what to do. He was clearly not in 'the mood' right now because he was even more hesitant to touch me than usual. It was completely different to how he usually acted when he was being his typical suggestive self. That's fine, I just wanted to thank him, I wasn't after anything more.

  "I just wanted to say thank you." I told him as I pulled away. Seeing him there made me want to laugh. But I didn't, that would have started another fight. He had both his hands held at about chest level, palms out, almost like he was facing down a criminal with guns drawn. It looked like the typical movie "freeze" pose, And the shock on his face.

  "Thank me for what?" His sense of what was normal must be coming back because he was getting his voice under control, he was talking in his usual clipped tone of voice.

  "For working out my situation with the university. I know it must have been difficult. And I've been meaning to tell you thank you for saving my life. I just hadn't gotten around to it because we always ended up in arguments." I was giving him what I hoped was a thankful smile. I could see his eyes darkening. I was wearing his patience down. I should leave before he gets mad at me.

  "I need to go. I have more things to do now than I originally thought." I smiled at him again. I nodded my head and ran off, smiling happily. "I'll see you at breakfast."

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Reece

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  I could smell her the moment she opened her bedroom door. She was there with another man. I had to calm my wolf by telling him that I would settle it all soon and locking him in a mental cage just to stop him from taking over. I knew the man with her was her cousin Carter. I had had a quick meeting with him earlier after all. I knew he was going to come here. But my wolf was still jealous.

  Soon after that I passed Carter on the stairs, he gave me the cursory bow and mumbled. "Alpha." He was a good man, but he was completely on my Little Bunny's side. If push came to shove, I knew that he would choose to help her over the pack. He loved his cousin and was fiercely loyal to her. Honestly, that made me happy. She needed more allies on her side.

  I was almost to my door when I turned around. I had heard her feet running down the hall, but at first, I thought she might have just been chasing after Carter. I thought he might have forgotten something. But her footsteps chased me down the hallway, and her scent grew stronger. As I was turning around, I heard her call my name.

  "Reece!" It was enough to stop me in my tracks. The sight of her running toward me so happily. I didn't know what to think.

  "Little Bunny?" I asked confused, just as she threw her arms around my waist, slamming into me with such force that I was rocked backward momentarily.

  "Thank you." Her voice was soft as she spoke the words, squeezing me.

  "What's this all about?" I asked her, confused. I held my hands up above her, not knowing where to put them. I wanted to hug her back, but after what happened earlier today, I didn't know if I should.

  "I just wanted to say thank you." She repeated her words she had said once already, but I didn't know what she was thanking me for.

  "Thank me for what?" I tried to remain calm, to make myself sound neutral. She pulled away and continued.

  "For working out my situation with the university. I know it must have been difficult. And I've been meaning to tell you thank you for saving my life. I just hadn't gotten around to it because we always ended up in arguments."

  I couldn't believe my ears. She wasn't acting like the Little Bunny I had grown used to. But the sound of her voice, the feel of her body when it was pressed against me, it made my wolf pant in my ears and beg for more.

  "I need to go. I have more things to do now than I originally thought. I'll see you at breakfast." She spun around and ran back down the hall while I stood there, still dazed. Come back! My wolf whined in my head after she left. What am I supposed to do when she does things like this? First, she told me off for touching her, then she literally ran into my arms and hugged me. I was so confused. But maybe it was possible to move past all the things that had happened between us. I smiled thinking this as I finally walked into my room.