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    Harper Alton | & | Theo Raeken
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    I'll be careful
    So don't be afraid
    You're safe here
    No these arms won't let you break
    I'll put up a sign in the clouds
    So they all know that we ain't ever coming down
    Been trying so hard not to let it show
    But you got me feeling like
    I'm stepping on buildings, cars and boats
    I swear I could touch the sky
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    Amelia Alton | & | Scott McCall
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    March 20th, 2018 at 11:22am
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    Scott stood leaning against the metal locker, a grin gracing his lips as he silently watched and listened to his friends. They had all come a long way over the years, each of them has grown and developed as individuals. His pack had even grown larger from what he begun with, which wasn’t hard considering he only had Stiles when he had been bitten. He was proud of his friends, they were his pack, but they were also family to him. Even Theo, who admittedly had tried to kill all of them at one point, but he came through when Scott needed him the most. He always believed in giving people second chances, as everyone makes mistakes, he gave Theo another chance and he had been proved wrong as he had been expecting Theo to just think of himself, but he hadn’t.

    It did take everyone else a little longer to fully trust Theo, but they got to that point and now all consider him a pack member. Looking at his friends, seeing their smiles and hearing them laugh. Made Scott hope that trouble stayed away for a while, give them a chance to focus on school and enjoy being a teenager again. Deep down he knew that was probably wishful thinking, but it wouldn’t hurt to hope. If a threat did arrive in Beacon Hills, it now wouldn’t worry Scott as much as it used to. Because he knew his pack could and would take on anything that came their way, anything that threatened each other or their home. They had faced many enemies in the past few years, some of which nearly won. But Scott had never been the type of person to fail, he would always get back up whenever he was knocked down.

    That was something he hoped his friends saw and took on for themselves, because as long as he had a pack, he was going to defend them until he died.
    Harper stood beside Amelia in the front office of the high school, it was their first day at Beacon Hills High. However, they had arrived in the small town a few weeks ago and decided to stay there for as long as they could. It had been rather easy for them to ‘transfer’ schools, they just needed the correct paperwork and the lie of their parents worked all the time. From what Harper had seen of the town, she liked it and tried her best to enjoy it. But, he was constantly in the back of her mind, he had yet to find them, but she was getting tired of the constant running and hiding. She allowed Amelia to do all the talking, she was better at it then what Harper was. She did thank the lady as she took her class schedule, her light eyes scanning over the subjects that she had. Looking beside her, she was thankful that she had Amelia at her side through all of this.

    They were adoptive sisters, but to Harper that didn’t matter. Amelia was her sister, they had been put through hell and made it out alive. They had learnt how to be a werewolf together, they had both been abused by their adoptive father and had seen so many kids die from a rejected werewolf bite. “You ready?” She asked her sister as she suddenly started to have second thoughts about all of this, from what Harper had been through, she wasn’t overly trusting of people straight away. She was also fiercely protective of Amelia. Waiting for Amelia to give her the go ahead, she turned and stepped out of the front office. The hallway was filled with other students, they had been given directions on how to find their lockers and their first class, everything else was up to them. “Remind me again who’s idea this was,” She glanced over to her sister as they begun heading over to their lockers, which thankfully were beside each other. Although they had both agreed to stay in Beacon Hills and start going to high school like any normal teenager, it had been Amelia who first brought the idea up.

    They had realised that they both felt the same sense when they were in the town, it was a strange feeling to have. It was like there was something calling them in, making them want to stay there in Beacon Hills. It was a sense that Harper had never ever felt before and she still didn’t understand what it was or where it was coming from. Reaching the lockers, Harper opened hers and set the books inside that she didn’t need just yet.
    March 21st, 2018 at 06:12am
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    (Since Theo’s talking to Scott, I’ll put his post first for flow)

    Overall, Theo had come a long way from who he once had been. He’d caused a lot of damage to those around him and he was doing everything he could to rectify that, to make up for all the pain he’d caused, and all the horrible things he’d done. He was working hard to prove that he deserved a second chance, trying to maintain the trust that the pack had begun to place in him. The fact that they were placing any trust in him at all after everything he’d done still caught him by surprise, but it was relieving, too. They were willing to give him a chance to prove himself and he was going to every length he could in order to do that, because he didn’t want to ruin things now. He had friends now, a pack, people who trusted him and people he actually found himself trusting, despite everything. He’d found a family and he didn’t want to lose that, especially when he knew he didn’t deserve it in the first place.

    When he made his way into the school, he paused for a moment, his brows furrowing when he caught unfamiliar wolf scents. That was odd. He looked around for a moment, trying to narrow down where the scent was coming from, but his attention eventually fell on Scott. Shrugging away his concerns, he made his way over. “Looking forward to another day?” he asked a little jokingly, arching a brow as he watched his somewhat-friend. They weren’t the closest, but Scott had forgiven him and they were working on building up a friendship, which Theo was grateful for. He knew he didn’t deserve it, but Scott was giving him a chance with all of that, too. He’d betrayed them once before, after all, but they were so willing to look past that. They really were a good pack, good people. “Think anything interesting will happen?”

    For a moment, he arched a brow, curious to what Scott’s answer might be, but he found his gaze wandering around again in search of the sources of the scents he’d caught when he’d come into the school. It was stuck in the back of his mind, itching at it, so even when he was trying to focus on just talking to his friend, to his Alpha, it still held his attention, prompting him to search the area that he could. Eventually, he couldn’t stay quiet about it anymore, and he looked back to Scott. “I can’t be the only one who smells that, right?” His brows furrowed, curious and confused about what was going on, about who was in the school that he didn’t recognize.
    For the most part, Amelia was trying to ignore how nervous she felt about all of this. She and Harper had been running for so long now that the idea of settling somewhere made her worried that their Alpha would manage to catch up to them if they stayed still for too long. But, she didn’t want to run forever and something about this town was beckoning her to stay. Looking to Harper, she reached to squeeze her sister’s hand after they’d finally managed to get their schedules and she waited until they were out of the office to breathe out with relief. For a few moments, she was worried that their plan wasn’t going to work, but it’d managed to work somehow and now they were completely enrolled in Beacon Hills High School. They were officially high school students and Amelia felt a small amount of freedom with the realization.

    “Um, I think that was my idea,” she admitted, making a slight face, though she offered a weak smile to her sister as they walked to their lockers and she worked on trying to learn how to open it. She’d never been in an actual school, after all - their Alpha had kept them on homeschool. It was another reason Amelia had wanted this. She’d wanted to pretend that she was a normal teenager for a little while, even if it might not last. “But I don’t remember you offering many reasons as to why we shouldn’t do it, so… I think you were thinking it, too.” She grinned teasingly, though she personally wasn’t really sure what had been going on in Harper’s mind when Amelia had first brought up the idea, once they’d decided that they would stay. Of course, the only real reason they were even staying was because neither of them really felt like they could leave.

    At the same time, though, she knew they probably should have kept running, either way. With how abusive their Alpha was, and the fact that they’d witness so many kids die from the bite, she was sure that, if he caught up to them, they wouldn’t survive - or they’d go through much worse than they’d ever been through. For a moment, she could feel the thoughts getting to her, causing her to worry more than she should, and she cleared her throat to push the thoughts away and tried to focus on opening the locker. “Any idea how many classes we have together?”
    March 25th, 2018 at 06:36am
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    Scott’s eyes moved over to Theo when he arrived, he was sure his friends had thought he was crazy for allowing Theo into the pack and for giving him yet another chance. Theo had after all done a lot of horrible things to each member of the pack, Scott hadn’t forgotten about the things Theo had done. He had caused pain and fear for them all, Scott knew that but he also knew deep down, there was still some good inside of Theo. Scott didn’t believe that Theo had been born bad, nor that he was an evil person. He was sure that if the Dread Doctors hadn’t found Theo, he would have been a very different person. But he was still trying to earn their trust and respect, that was clear to Scott and was part of the reason why Scott gave Theo another chance to prove himself as a pack member.

    “As much as I can,” Scott chuckled softly as he was planning on doing better in school, he wanted to improve his grades, so he’d be able to do something with his life after school. He still wanted to become a veterinarian like Deaton, which meant his grades had to be amazing. “I’m hoping nothing happens, at least for a while. But I’m honestly not holding my breath,” He told Theo honestly, things hadn’t ever really stayed calm since he was first bitten by Peter. There tended to be a problem and then calm for a few months, before another problem or threat turned up in the town. All of which, Scott dealt with the best he could. He wouldn’t change what he’s done since being a werewolf, as everything he’s been through, has helped him grow into who he is right now. Glancing at Theo, he nodded his head. “I know there’s two strange wolves here, they’ve been in town for a little while now.” He explained as he had already smelt the scents, he knew the wolves were teenage girls and that they lived together but alone.

    Beacon Hills was his home, so he had already secretly kept an eye on the new wolves. So far, neither of them seemed to be a threat, although Scott knew better than to lower his guard when new creatures came to the town. “I haven’t met them yet,” He spoke feeling his friends’ eyes burning into him now, he hadn’t wanted to go up to the girls and introduce himself. He didn’t know if they knew there was already a pack in Beacon Hills, he could however understand why the wolves were sticking around. The Nemeton would be drawing them in, even if the wolves didn’t understand what or why they had to stay in Beacon Hills. “Then shouldn’t we at least see them? So, we know who they are, in case their here for a reason.” Malia looked at her friends, it made sense for her to know these new wolves if they were to become the next threat.
    “It was your idea, let’s both remember that.” Harper looked at her sister, it had been Amelia’s idea but, Harper had also agreed with staying in Beacon Hills and trying to have a normal life. Which meant attending high school, something that Harper had no experience with. Their Alpha had found her when she was still a young child, he told her that her parents never wanted her and had left her all alone. It was what Harper still believed as she didn’t know any better, she couldn’t remember her parents, all she could remember was her life with her Alpha. She hadn’t even been to Elementary school before her Alpha found her, then he home schooled her and Amelia. Had he even been teaching them what they should have been learning at school? What if they were behind the other students? Harper felt dread rise inside her mind at the thoughts, she knew if attention was drawn to them, it would be easier for their Alpha to find them.

    “I was thinking the same… but now I’m not too sure.” She admitted to her sister, but she knew Amelia wouldn’t let anything happen to them. They were all they had left now, neither had any family or friends. They just had each other, Harper only counted on and trusted Amelia. Glancing over at Amelia’s class schedule, she compared them together. “Surprisingly, we have most of our classes together.” It was a relief to know they weren’t being separated, Harper did better when Amelia was close by. She had better control over her emotions when her sister was there. She smiled at her sister before that smile faulted, “He’s here again.” She muttered when his scent caught her attention, it was the same scent she caught on their first day in Beacon Hills. An Alpha had made this town home for himself and his pack, he hadn’t yet made himself known to them, but Harper knew he had checked them out.

    She didn’t know what they should do, should they go to the Alpha first or wait for him? She hadn’t met another Alpha or pack before, she didn’t want to appear like a threat to this pack either. Scanning the hallway, she inhaled deeper to pin point the scent. “He’s down the hall… with his pack,” Harper looked to her sister, hoping Amelia would have some idea of what they were to do in this kind of situation. “Should we wait for him? You know how well I can ignore people,” She grinned as that is what she probably would have done, if she had been alone in this situation. However, if she didn’t have Amelia by her side, then Harper most likely wouldn’t have run away from their Alpha.
    April 1st, 2018 at 07:07am
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    “A little while?” Theo asked with surprise as he looked to Scott, shocked by this. How long had Scott known that they were there? What if they actually were threats? He’d only just gained this pack’s trust, he’d only just gotten accepted as a part of this pack, after everything they’d all had to deal with - he couldn’t imagine his new friends being put into danger all over again so soon after everything that had happened to all of them. For a long moment, he watched Scott, unsure of what to do. Scott seemed content to just wait and see what the wolves were up to, but Theo couldn’t help but to worry. Moreover, what if this brought more trouble along the way? What if the pair were a threat themselves? They didn’t know anything about the strangers, was it really worth the risk? Sure, it probably wouldn’t be a smart idea to just confront them outright, but maybe they should at least try to talk to them, feel them out, see if something was going on that the pack should worry about.

    “I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I agree with Malia,” he said after a moment, looking to the others, “We should at least see what they want, see if they’re here for a reason. And, at least if we talk to them, maybe we can find out if they’re safe. Or maybe they’re just… Seeking safety or something - and helping is kind of this pack’s thing, after all, right?” It wasn’t a thought that had come into his mind until he’d starting talking, but, now that he thought about it, it seemed very likely. The Nemeton attracted supernaturals all the time, so it could be as simple as that, but it really could be that they were in trouble. And, there wasn’t any way to find out unless they went to ask and find out, or even just tried to get the pair to talk about it without exactly asking. Turning, he made his way down the hall, following the strange scents. “Theo!” Stiles hissed from where he was, not so sure that he liked Theo’s tactic, and he gave Scott an exasperated look. Theo only ignored him and kept walking, following the scents.

    Amelia gave an amused expression in response to Harper’s words, looking over at her. “You and I both know you could have easily disputed the idea,” she teased lightly, nudging her sister gently. Whatever Harper had chosen, Amelia definitely would have gone along with it, because she didn’t think she could handle being without Harper. All Amelia had ever had was their Alpha and her sister, and a few other members of the pack, but Amelia had always been closest to Harper. All the other members of the pack were loyal to the Alpha, finding nothing wrong in what he had done. Thinking about it caused her stomach to drop, remembering it all, and she breathed out slowly and quietly to push the thoughts aside. “Hey, we’ve got each other - that’s what matters.” Grinning to her sister, she forced away her thoughts of the past and nodded with the mention of having so many classes together - good. They’d be able to help each other through any difficulties they might have.

    But, she paused when her sister mentioned the Alpha. “Yeah, I noticed the smell earlier, too,” she admitted quietly, frowning to herself as she peered towards the area the scent was coming from, though she tried to be as careful about it as possible, not really wanting to attract attention to them. She wasn’t sure what to think about an Alpha and pack being present. The only experience she had with any Alpha was the one she’d had with her own, and she didn’t want to run into another Alpha like that. Or what if this Alpha was just as cruel as theirs were? She could feel her heart sink with the thought; she didn’t want to deal with any of it. For a moment, she thought about turning and running and dragging Harper with her, but she swallowed and thought about Harper’s words. “I don’t know,” she murmured, looking to her sister, “Maybe we can just… Pretend we don’t notice anything? Pretend we don’t discern the scents? Or pretend that we’re just… Omegas who were bitten, then left behind to fend for ourselves, so it doesn’t cause trouble?”

    Before she could say anything else, though, Theo approached, offering a smile to the pair. “Sorry, I don’t mean to interrupt,” he mentioned, looking between the girls, though his gaze settled more on the blonde and he swore he could feel his heart stop, leaving him speechless for several long moments. She was gorgeous and he could feel himself get trapped in her eyes, finding it nearly impossible to tear his gaze away - and he wasn’t even sure that he wanted to look away from her. Something about her seemed almost intoxicating. Shaking his head to try to force himself back to reality, he realized that he probably looked like a huge dork, and he cleared his throat for a moment. “I’m Theo.” He shifted, offering his hand out to the blonde mostly, watching her still, unable to really help it. “I know you probably already noticed the pack here, but you don’t have to worry about us. I just would personally like to welcome you to Beacon Hills High.”

    Amelia paused at the sight of the guy, her brows furrowing at his scent. She couldn’t quite place it. There was clearly werewolf there, but he was something else, too, and she couldn’t really describe it. Still, seeing the way he looked at Harper, the way he seemed completely captivated by her, she couldn’t help but to look mildly amused, and she nudged her sister gently to tease her, just a little, unable to help it. Whoever this guy was - Theo, he’d said his name was, - he seemed to have good taste, at least, if he was so quickly attracted to her sister. And, he couldn’t be such a bad person if he was so quick to be captivated by somebody as amazing and kind-hearted as Harper was. She stayed silent, though, deciding to let Harper do the talking.
    May 5th, 2018 at 12:45am
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    The reason why Scott hadn’t made himself known to the new werewolves, was simple really. Something didn’t add up about them, he certainly didn’t feel threatened by them. Although he also couldn’t be completely certain that they weren’t a threat for him, it was more so the fact that he hadn’t seen nor smelt their parents in Beacon Hills nor did it seem like they had come to town with their Alpha, if they even had one. That was the reason why he had stayed back, he had wanted to watch them from afar before introducing himself. He knew his friends wouldn’t understand the way he thought at times, but he had learnt to trust his instincts, and they were telling him that he didn’t know the situation that these wolves were in. “I’ve been keeping an eye on them,” He assured his pack but still did listen to what Theo was saying, he was going to speak with the wolves but he felt like now wasn’t the best time. He did agree with Theo on one thing, what if these werewolves needed help. What if that was the reason they ended up in Beacon Hills, they could have been searching for someone to just help them.

    “Let him go, I’ll keep an eye on him. I’ll see you guys later,” Scott spoke watching as Theo made his way through the sea of other students, he could only shrug his shoulders as he looked at his best friend. He knew that Stiles trusted Theo the less, as did Malia and each had good reason to. But they needed to trust in him instead of Theo, because Scott knew Theo could do better and be a better person if he was given the chance. Heading in the same direction, Scott followed behind Theo until his eyes landed on the girls standing by their lockers. He decided not to move any closer just yet, however his eyes took the girls in while he focused in on what was being said. Frowning slightly, he noticed a moment in time where Theo was silent. Tension formed in Scott’s muscles as he truly wasn’t sure what Theo was going to do or say, yet he waited as he wanted to know how Theo would handle himself coming face to face with two strange werewolves. The more his eyes focused on the girls, he felt them being drawn to the brunette over and over. There was no denying that she was gorgeous, he could see from there that her deep brown eyes held warmth but also uncertainty.

    Harper heard the breath that Amelia let go of, her hand easily finding her sister’s hand as she knew what that breath meant. “We’ll always have each other, no matter what. We’re family, nothing will ever change that.” She promised as she gave Amelia’s hand a reassuring squeeze, she was all Harper had left after they ran from their Alpha. Harper could pretend to be an Omega that doesn’t have an Alpha, that would hopefully keep questions to a minimum and wouldn’t stir up trouble with the pack that was already living in the town. The last thing she wanted was to cause any trouble for this pack, a pack she had yet to meet. She didn’t know them, she didn’t know what they were like as people. The only other werewolves she had known were the kids who had survived her Alpha’s bite, he hadn’t allowed other wolves or pack near his own. She heard his footsteps and caught his scent before she heard his smooth voice, turning she faced him and a knot immediately formed in her stomach. A feeling she was now accustomed to, but this time it wasn’t based out of fear or dread. It was a feeling that Harper hadn’t felt before, it was sincere and deep, and was confusing for her.

    She felt the nudge from her sister and she wanted to look away from him, but she was struggling to. Theo. The was something about him that threw Harper completely off her guard, she couldn’t pinpoint the reason. It could have been from how handsome he was, or it could have been that he smelt like nothing she had smelt before. He was a werewolf, yes, but there was another part of him that she didn’t recognize. “Thank you,” She thought it would be best to greet him, so she placed her hand beside his and shook his hand. “I’m Harper and this is my sister, Amelia.” She didn’t want to give too much away, but Theo seemed nice, really nice. “We weren’t sure if we’d be allowed to stay here,” Her Alpha had told her a few times that wolves shouldn’t approach on another packs territory, that had always been his answer for when Harper wanted to meet other werewolves so she could have friends that were like her and Amelia. There could be a reason for Harper to stay in town, not just for Amelia’s safety but for herself. She wanted to understand the way she was feeling, because Theo had caused a strange sensation to envelop her.

    Stepping over, Scott decided it was time to make his presence known. “Like Theo said, you don’t need to worry about my pack. You’re welcome here in Beacon Hills,” He answered the blonde’s question, he did mention the sudden change in the blonde after he had arrived. Had he said something wrong? Was it because he was an Alpha? He couldn’t be sure, but he did want to find out the reason. “I’m Scott, it’s nice to meet you both.” He was being sincere as his eyes moved between the girls, however he did find himself looking at the brunette more. Amelia. He had overheard her name from when her sister mentioned it, but then they didn’t smell like sisters. He had noticed that he always knew when a Hale was around, because they all seemed to have a similar underlying scent to them. He wouldn’t ask about that now, it again wasn’t the right place or time. “Do you need help finding your first class?” He asked after the school bell echoed through the hallways, he wanted to know more about Amelia, he wanted to actually talk to her and learn about her. She would have been the girl that Scott would have admired from afar if he had still been the dorky teenage boy that he used to be, she would have made him nervous to the point where he couldn’t form a complete sentence.
    May 6th, 2018 at 05:14am
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    If there was one thing Amelia was thankful for throughout the entire ordeal with their Alpha, it was that she’d gotten to meet Harper, grow close to Harper, be a part of a family with Harper. While their pack had been crazy and their Alpha pushed each of them to their limits and made it difficult for them, it had all brought Harper and Amelia closer - and, legally, they were sisters, since their Alpha had adopted them. But, more than that, Amelia accepted Harper wholly and completely as her sister; they were as close as possible, they relied on each other in every sense of the word. In truth, Amelia didn’t know where she’d be if it wasn’t for Harper being there with her. Harper was all Amelia really had, but she was also all Amelia really felt like she needed at this point. Seeing her sister caught off guard by Theo, she watched for a few moments, but stayed quiet, looking between the pair, wondering if she should be amused or not.

    Theo’s gaze hadn’t left Harper and he found himself just really enjoying the sight of her, caught up in everything about her - her scent, her beauty, her eyes, her voice. Clearing his throat, he smiled but nodded slightly. “Great, it’s great to meet you both,” he told her, though he was mostly just surprised with how nice it felt to just talk to her, to be in her presence. There was a certain calmness that she seemed to provide him, something he couldn’t quite put his finger on, something he didn’t really understand - but he was enjoying it for absolutely everything that it was worth. “Harper is a really nice name, by the way.” And, somehow, it seemed to suit her perfectly. It was another thing that he couldn’t really put his finger on, but the reason didn’t matter much to him at this point. All that really mattered to him in that moment was just Harper. Admittedly, he wasn’t really even acknowledging her sister - though, he did realize that they didn’t really… Smell like sisters. Odd.

    Amelia listened quietly to the conversation, but blinked when somebody else came over and she paused, looking to Scott, and she squeezed Harper’s hand when she noticed the change. Normally, she would have tensed in the presence of an Alpha, she was sure - Amelia always tensed around their Alpha. But, for some reason, she wasn’t tense when Scott approached them, and she stared at him for a long moment, wondering how that was possible. “Well… Thanks, in that case,” she murmured carefully as she watched Scott, trying to understand why she wasn’t freaking out and running in the opposite direction immediately. “It’s good to know we’re not being chased away,” she said gently, but she wondered what all they could tell this pack. Swallowing, she forced her thoughts away and blinked to Scott’s question. “Oh, um… We have our first class together,” she mentioned, motioning between herself and Harper, “So… It’d be helpful.”

    “Really?” Theo asked, arching a brow, “What a coincidence. Scott and I share the same first class, too.” He wondered - hoped, even, - that they would all share the same first class together, because, then, he could walk with Harper to the class, too. He could even find some chance to show her around school, maybe during lunch. “What class do you two have?” he asked, though his gaze went to Harper for an answer, hopeful that things would, for once, go in his favor. Would he ever get any sort of luck? A part of him thought that maybe Harper was a moment of luck for him, that she was meant to be a part of his life. It was strange, thinking this when he’d only just met her, but her presence affected him so quickly and so easily that he honestly wasn’t sure what else to call it but fate. He tried not to think too much into it, though, and instead smiled, taking in the sight of her, mentally acknowledging just how much he wanted to be in her presence and get to know her.
    June 2nd, 2018 at 09:30am
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    No one had ever complimented Harper on her name before, she decided to focus on that and the squeeze she received from Amelia when she felt her entire body tense with being in the presence of another Alpha. Every fibre inside of her was screaming for her to run, but as she looked at Theo, she realised that he didn’t look scared of having his Alpha there. His body had remained relaxed, he wasn’t backing away from his Alpha, like she did when faced with her own Alpha. Sneaking a glance beside her, even Amelia’s body hadn’t tensed, and she trusted her sister more than anyone. If she wasn’t sensing any danger, then there mustn’t be any danger looming over them from this Alpha. Letting herself breathe again, Harper relaxed her body just enough as to not alarm the pack that danger could be coming to Beacon Hills, because of them. This time she stayed silent as she watched the way Scott was looking at her sister, it was adorable to see someone so completely focused on one person, Harper wasn’t sure if he had even seen she was standing there. “Oh…” Harper lifted her class schedule to see which class she and Amelia had first, “We have Maths first,”.

    Scott wouldn’t dream of ever chasing a werewolf away if they needed his help, a safe place to stay or even a pack who was willing to accept them. Though it did make him realise that he would probably never know the uncertainty that many werewolves felt when they didn’t belong to a pack, or the dread of coming to a new place and fitting in with a pack. It had taken him years to form the pack he had, he lost many friends during those years but had also made new friends. All of them, dead or alive, weren’t just part of his pack, they were all his family. A smile graced his lips as he glanced over to Theo, it was clear which of the sisters he had taken a liking to already. “It must be out lucky day, we have Maths first up today as well.” Looking at Amelia, he hoped he was doing a good job in appearing to be welcoming. He knew he was a welcoming kind of guy, but he was still learning each day on how to be a better Alpha and a better werewolf. Most of his time was spent protecting his pack and Beacon Hills, there hadn’t been many times in which he wasn’t being threatened. He had to remember that when it came to dealing with the sisters, he wasn’t sure what they wanted yet but as of now, they weren’t a threat to him.

    “Let us show you the way,” Scott offered the sisters as it was the right thing to do, even if they hadn’t been werewolves, they were new to the school and probably didn’t have their surroundings figured out yet. Moving beside Amelia, he and Theo took the girls in the direction of the Mathematics wing of the school. “My pack are interested in meeting you two as well, whenever your ready though.” He wasn’t going to put any pressure on the girls, his pack would wait as long as they needed to before they could meet the new werewolves in Beacon Hills. He knew how intimidating a pack could be to an outsider, he wanted the sisters to be comfortable there, so he left it up to them to decide when and if they wanted to meet the rest of his pack. “And if you would like us to also show you around the school, we’d be happy to.” His eyes drinking up Amelia’s beauty, he took in all of her features, worried that he might miss one or forget one. How one person could be as beautiful as her was astonishing to him, both Alison and Kira were beautiful, there was no denying that. But Amelia was different in some way, he couldn’t work out how she was yet, but he desperately wanted to.

    Harper wasn’t used to anyone besides Amelia, being this nice to her. Her Alpha had thrown together his own pack with kids who were strong enough, none of them got to make that decision for themselves. Resulting in werewolves who were only loyal to their Alpha, while not caring about the others in that pack. The only person Harper trusted was her sister, she wouldn’t want anyone else as her family. So, allowing these strangers to be nice and show them to class, was difficult for her because she had trust issues from everything her Alpha had put her through. Maybe not everyone was like her Alpha, people might not be there to punish her for running when she saw the chance, or to put her through hell because they were in a bad mood. She had to try, she wanted a safe place to live, so she had to fit in and open up as much as she could. “Are you always this nice to strangers?” She asked turning her attention onto Theo who now stood closer to her, she decided to let Amelia speak with Scott if she wanted to. Something she soon came to regret as she looked at Theo, her Alpha never let them talk to anyone outside of the pack, how was she going to talk to a hot guy without embarrassing herself and without her sister’s help?
    June 9th, 2018 at 09:27am
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    Theo, for a good few moments, couldn’t really take his gaze away from Harper, mostly just wanting to take in everything that he could about her, but also just really being unable to look away in those moments. Something about her was just… Addicting, even in the few moments he’d known her. “Yeah, we can definitely show you around,” he agreed with Scott, walking with the group, though he stuck obviously closer to Harper’s side, just enjoying the way it felt to be this close to her. He tried to keep a small distance between them, of course, not wanting to scare her off, but too curious about her to really move too far away from her. “The pack is full of good people, people who are incredibly willing to help…” He looked to Harper, wanting to leave that out there in hopes that, maybe, it would make the pack seem more welcoming so that she wouldn’t be scared off. A part of him worried that he’d blink and she’d disappear and he’d never see her again and that was the last thing he wanted.

    Shifting as they walked, Amelia peered over at her sister, unsure of what to really make of the guys. She felt an obvious pull to Scott that she couldn’t ignore but she didn’t know what that pull was or what it meant, so she wasn’t even sure what to feel about it. Peering up at Scott, she found herself taking him in without really meaning to, almost loving the way that, though his eyes were dark, they practically shined. For a moment, she could feel her heart swell when she realized it and she quickly tore her gaze away, not wanting to seem creepy for staring. “Um, maybe,” she said quietly, unsure, and she peered over at her sister again for a moment, wishing more than anything that interacting with others would be easier than it was, but, after what they went through, she wasn’t sure if it was possible. Being around Scott, though, made her feel a little hopeful. “We’ll think about it.” Nodding slightly, she focused her attention ahead, unsure about how to feel about all of this.

    “Not usually, no,” Theo admitted, faintly amused as he offered Harper a smile, “To be honest, I used to be a really terrible person. I’m trying to make up for it, though, and Scott’s giving me the chance to.” He didn’t want to hide that from Harper, he wanted her to know that he hadn’t always been a good person. He knew, for sure, that somebody else would bring it up eventually, anyways - probably more likely Stiles or Malia or Liam. And, the last thing he wanted was for one of them to say something and then for Harper to think he was hiding it and for her to not trust him at all afterwards. “Besides, you two looked like you could use somebody to talk to. You especially.” He watched her for a long moment, hoping to portray that he could be trusted, that she could talk to him if she wanted to, but not wanting to push. Either way, he walked into class with her once they’d arrived. “And, it may come off weird, but if you need somebody to talk to, you can talk to me. I’ll listen.” Nodding slightly, he offered her a smile, wanting to be as comforting as possible.

    Idly, Amelia listened to the way that Theo talked to Harper and, for a moment, she peered over at her sister, wondering what that was about, but, seeing the way Theo looked at Harper, a part of Amelia felt that at least Harper could trust Theo. The way Theo looked at Harper, there was no way that he would hurt her or put her in harm’s way. A bit of relief settled in Amelia and she breathed out quietly, thankful for it, and looked around the classroom once they were there, blinking several times as a few students had already showed up and sat down, but there was still obviously a large portion of the class that hadn’t come in yet. “Um…” She shifted a bit before she peered up at Scott, for some reason finding herself drawn to ask him her questions more than anything else. “What seats haven’t been assigned yet?”
    July 1st, 2018 at 10:55pm
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    Scott nodded his head with ease, “Of course. The decision is yours to make, I’m never going to pressure you.” He wanted to make that clear to Amelia, although his pack wanted to meet the new werewolves in town, that would only happen if Amelia and Harper decided that is what they want as well. Obviously, he couldn’t stop any of his friends from introducing themselves to the girls, but he would warn them to give the girls some time and space. It’s difficult enough moving to a new place, it would also be difficult for them meeting a new pack. “But if a guy called Stiles comes to you, he’s harmless and my best friend.” He smiled as he looked at Amelia, out of anyone in his pack, it would most likely be Stiles who wouldn’t listen to his order about giving the girls space, but he does mean well. He wasn’t going to let the pack scare the girls away, it could be overwhelming when dealing with them all at the one time. He wanted Amelia to stay in town, he wanted to spend more time with her and talk to her, listen to her story about how she became a werewolf or was she born a werewolf.

    Harper found herself looking at Theo as he spoke about Scott’s pack, if he was right and the pack were willing to help. Maybe they would be willing to offer their help if her Alpha found them, if Amelia decided to stay in Beacon Hills. Harper was prepared to stay or keep running, whatever Amelia wanted to do, she would be happy to follow. Catching her sister’s eyes, she could immediately tell that Amelia was having a similar internal struggle with what they should do and what they were doing right now. Neither of them was used to anyone being this nice and helpful, Harper was still terrified of their Alpha finding them as he would drag them back home. But, at the same time, having Theo there even if she didn’t know him, gave her a feeling of hope. That this could be their only chance of finding happiness, that they could have a pack who supported them and fought for them, to have someone else that truly loved them no matter what they had done in the past.

    Reaching the class, he looked to Amelia as she asked about where to sit. “Actually, there’s a free seat beside me and one beside Theo. I could ask the teacher if you two can sit together, it is your first class after all.” He offered knowing the teacher would mostly agree to his request, if that would make Amelia more comfortable. Otherwise, he was keen of her sitting beside him. In case she needed help or some moral support, being that this was the first class on her first day at a new high school. He moved over to the desk where he sat, it was on the far side beside the wall of windows that looked out onto a grassed area, a spot where many students sat for lunch on nice days. Theo’s desk wasn’t too far away, being in the middle section of the classroom and two away from the front of the room.

    Harper didn’t know what to say to Theo, she was curious as to what he meant about him having been a terrible person in the past. Instead she glanced over to her sister, they had both done things that they weren’t proud of. Not that it ever changed the way they saw each other, she assumed Theo wanted to be honest with her, not that he had any reason to be. “That makes two of us then,” She looked at him and left her sentence at that, she wasn’t sure yet if she would tell him what she meant. She possibly could if she stayed there, actually she would need to tell him because he would need to know the danger that she and Amelia would cause for the pack if they did decide to stay in Beacon Hills. Following her sister into the classroom, she glanced around so she could take it all in, she’d never been in an actual real classroom before. Following Theo, she walked over to the desk and set her books down. “I’m not great when it comes to talking about myself, but I’ll keep it in mind.” She wasn’t going to promise him that she would open up to him, because she honestly didn’t know if she could or if she would be around long enough to open up to him. What if he didn’t understand and then didn’t want anything to do with her, or she told him everything and then he handled her over to her Alpha.
    July 8th, 2018 at 09:14am
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    Amelia listened to Scott, nodding slightly, though she worried a bit with the thought that somebody would come up, asking questions. She didn’t want anybody really asking about hers an Harper’s life yet; she wasn’t ready to talk about what had happened to them and she was sure Harper wasn’t, either. “Thank you,” she murmured eventually, peering up at Scott, “For not pressuring us, I mean. And I guess for the warning about your best friend, too. But, um… If he does come up to ask questions, we’ll probably come off as rude, so I’m sorry ahead of time.” She looked around at the classroom, though, shifting nervously. She didn’t want more attention being attracted to them with the thought that they’d have to ask the teacher to make accommodations for them. She also didn’t want other students complaining about it. “I guess… Just sitting by you and Theo will be okay… I don’t want to make things even more awkward for myself and Harper on our first day.” And, really, she hoped Scott would understand that much, but he seemed pretty understanding so far, which came as a relief to her.

    Theo blinked as he heard Harper speak, his gaze going to her and he watched her for a long moment, his brows furrowing slightly in curiosity. “What do you mean?” he asked gently, though he paused for a moment, worried about seeming like he was pushing her - which he wasn’t trying to do at all. He was just curious about her, wanting to understand her, wanting to help her. But he wasn’t sure he could do that if he didn’t learn about her. Hearing her later words, he cringed slightly, realizing that his previous question would probably tie in to the fact that she didn’t really seem to want to talk about herself, and he couldn’t blame her. Whatever had happened to her, he wondered how deeply it affected her, and he watched her with mild concern, finding himself wanting to be there for her and protect her, even though he didn’t really understand it all that much. Still, he offered a small smile seeing that Amelia had made the decision for them to sit with each of the boys. “Alright, so how about you sit next to me?” he asked Harper, taking her in for a moment, “I promise to try to avoid prying too much, if it will make you feel better about everything. I just… Want to help.”
    October 1st, 2018 at 10:28am
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    Scott really couldn’t help but laugh and shake his head, “Trust me. We’ve all dealt with worse, you two being rude will be a nice change. Besides, Stiles needs to learn that everyone isn’t going to just open up to him because he’s asked.” He understood now that every werewolf and creature had a different story, lived a different life. Not all of them were happy or had a happy ending, in fact most started off rough but did get better in time. “I’ll tell them to give you two some space,” All he wanted was for Amelia to be comfortable, he knew it could take some time like it did with Malia. He was more than prepared to wait for Amelia and help her in any way that he could, he would wait until she was ready to open up to him, because she already meant something to him. It was crazy, he had literally only just met her. But he was drawn to her, he wanted to be there for her. Either as a friend, an Alpha or even as a boyfriend. Whatever she wanted from him, he would give to her. “If you need any help, just ask.” He had no idea where the girls had come from, so he didn’t know if they had gone to school before. If she needed his help with what was being taught, he was there for her.

    Nodding her head, Harper sat down at a desk beside Theo before she looked at him. “It’s… I just need some time, that’s all.” She wanted to open up and tell him everything, but she was still scared. She needed the time to learn how to trust someone that wasn’t Amelia, learn that not all Alpha’s are like hers and that not all packs are like the one she ran away from. Her attention was taken from Theo when another voice filled the room, looking towards the teacher she listened to what he was saying to the class. She looked at the text book and flipped through it until she found the page the teacher was asking for, her eyes darted across the words on the page before her head snapped back. Her eyes found Amelia sitting behind her, she had no idea what was going on. She didn’t understand a word the teacher was saying nor did she understand the words in the text book, their Alpha had never gone near this stuff. Panic filled her senses as she realised how far behind they could be, her eyes moved back onto her text book but it was useless, she was completely lost. She knew this could happen, their Alpha probably taught them whatever he felt like on that day.
    October 5th, 2018 at 07:53am
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    Amelia offered a weak smile in response to Scott's words, at least grateful that he seemed to be understanding - but she was also fully aware of how manipulative people could be when they wanted to, so she didn't want to let her guard down yet. She wasn't even sure if she could let her guard down, ever. “Thank you for understanding,” she murmured regardless as she watched him before she breathed out and settled her gaze ahead once she was comfortably sitting down in her seat. Opening her own textbook, she paused at the sight of the words, at how foreign it all looked, and she felt her heart sink in dismay and disappointment in herself. She knew it wasn't her fault that she didn't know any of this, but she'd still thought she was ready for this, ready to learn. But, seeing this threw her, made her unsure, and her gaze settled on Harper's as she chewed on her lip anxiously, worried that they'd both give up on all of this before they could even really begin - and it wasn't fair, to either of them.

    Theo watched Harper with concern, unsure of where the concern was coming from. While he was definitely trying to be a better person, trying to prove himself to Scott and the pack, he was still struggling when it came to caring, but caring seemed so easy when it came to Harper. Something about her just seemed to make him truly want to be a better person for her. “That's perfectly fine,” he assured her quietly, offering a small smile to her as he took her in, loving the sight of her, feeling drawn to her in a way that he couldn't quite explain. “Take all the time you need. Really, it's okay.” He nodded slightly as he examined her before he settled his gaze on his own textbook, having had to really force his attention away from Harper, because he was so focused on her that it was hard to look away. His gaze went back to her eventually, though, and he wasn't quite sure why - either his need to look at her or some sense he had that something was wrong - and his expression softened when he noticed how panicked she looked. “Are you okay?”
    November 5th, 2018 at 12:18am
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    “Of course,” Of course Scott would understand, he knew now from experience that every werewolf had a story. Not every story was a pleasant one and he was beginning to grow certain, that Amelia’s story would be one that would anger and upset him. He could already tell by her body language, things had happened to her and she had her guard up constantly. Meaning Scott would take it slow, he wanted to make sure Amelia was comfortable with him, that she knew she could trust him because he’d never hurt her. He also knew that would all take time, he was more than willing to give her all the time she needed. Flipping his textbook open, his gaze only brushed over the words before he found himself looking at the beauty sitting beside him. He could smell the change in her emotions, she was anxious about something. Slowly, he gently rested his hand on her forearm. “Is everything alright?” His voice was a whisper as to not draw attention from the teacher, worry filled him as Amelia clearly wasn’t feeling okay. He wanted to help her, but he wasn’t sure how, he didn’t know where this change in her emotions came from.

    Harper felt her hands automatically find the edge of the desk, getting herself ready to push back from the desk and exit the classroom. All she could think about was getting out of the room, she would run from the high school and give it all up. She would go back to being on the run from their Alpha, putting more distance between them and him. Then his voice sliced through the panic, through the hazy thoughts of escaping that clouded Harper’s vision. Looking at Theo sitting beside her, she could see the concern in them. He was concerned about her. Lightly she shook her head, “I don’t know any of this. He never taught us this,” Her voice was barely there, what were they going to do now? How far behind were they? Harper could still feel the tightness in her chest from the panic, though now she wasn’t trying to desperately escape from the room, because she had Theo there with her. At that moment, she didn’t care what she let spill from her lips about her Alpha. She needed someone, someone who would be able to help her and calm her, so she could think clearly about what she had to do next. Amelia was dealing with her own mind and deciding what they needed to do, she wouldn’t be able to help Harper right now.
    November 25th, 2018 at 04:52am
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    Amelia tried to focus on breathing, on things that she did know, on telling herself that, even if she didn’t know whatever this was now, she could study up on it later. The more she tried to convince herself everything would be okay, though, the more she found it hard to focus, her mind wandering, and she was sure she was getting even further behind in the class, because she could vaguely hear the teacher proceeding on with the lesson, but it felt like the words were being drowned out in the back of her mind. Feeling a pressure against her forearm, though, she paused as she peered over at Scott, blinking slowly as she tried to focus on him instead. “I… I’m sorry,” she murmured eventually as she chewed on her lip. “I just… I don’t understand any of this.” And, the realization hit her worse than she expected. Maybe coming to school wasn’t the best idea. She sank down in her seat, trying to breathe, trying to force past her anxieties and concerns and everything that was trying to force its way to the surface. “None of this makes any sense to me...”

    Theo watched Harper for a few long moments, concerned about her, but he wasn’t sure what he could do to help her when he didn’t know what was going on. He wanted to reach out, rest his hands on hers, do anything to calm her down, because he knew school was complicated and stressful enough on its own, but whatever was troubling her seemed to make it so much worse. When he heard her explanation, though, he blinked, but nodded. At least that was something he could help with. “Okay, uh, here,” he murmured, shifting closer to her, even moving the desk closer, ignoring the looks of some of the other students - at least the teacher wasn’t trying to get involved. Offering a small smile, he motioned to his notebook. “I’m sorry he didn’t teach you any of this, but I’ll help, okay?” Opening his notebook, he leaned closer, quietly informing her of what they were working on and how to do it, though he reached for her hand gently. He hated that her Alpha hadn’t prepared her at all for any of this and it made him frown gently with concern, but he was determined to do whatever he could to help. “And, if you start getting stressed or… You know, if you start losing control, try to focus on me, on my voice, okay? Maybe it’ll help.”
    April 5th, 2019 at 12:45pm
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    Scott waited silently for Amelia’s answer, his worry for her growing steadily each second as he waited for her answer. Hearing her voice again gave him a slither of relief, because he could definitely help her, that was something he could and would do for her. “That’s okay, I’m right here for you. I’ll help you through this class and any class that you need some help with, it’s nothing that you have to worry about.” He assured her quietly as to not draw attention to them, that was the last thing he wanted to do for her right now. He moved his hand from her arm and instead wrapped his fingers around her hand, his thumb slowly moving over her knuckles in the hopes of giving her some comfort. “You don’t have to worry or stress over this, okay. I’m here for you, Amelia.” He couldn’t help but make that a promise, he tried to always see the best in people, even people that he didn’t know. He wanted to help as many people as he could, but Amelia was more than that to him. For some reason, he needed to make sure she was safe and wanted. He wanted her there beside him, he would do whatever it took to keep her safe. He may have only known her for half an hour, give or take, but she was special to him and he would do everything for her. “You can focus on me or your sister, even that damn clock has helped me settle my emotions before.” He grinned lightly as his attention stayed on Amelia, he didn’t care if he was missing what the teacher was saying. He would catch up when he knew Amelia had.
    Harper looked at Theo’s notebook as he explained to her what it all meant, still none of it was clicking in her mind but she had a feeling in her gut that she would. She would understand it in time, and it would be because of Theo, she looked at him when he took her hand into his own. The action was simple, but the effect was astounding for Harper and something she had only ever experienced with Amelia. Her eyes closed for a few seconds as she focused on Theo’s touch, his voice and his scent. She could feel her body slowly relaxing from the tense state she had gotten herself in, her breathing eased as did her heart beat. She knew she could do this. She could overcome anything if she put her mind to it, hell she escaped from the grasp that her Alpha had on her for her entire life. She could do this. Opening her eyes, she found herself still looking at Theo, her hand was still holding onto his. “Thank you,” Her voice was a whisper, she knew now that being a student would be harder than she first thought, but she had already done the hardest thing she possibly could in her life. She got away from her Alpha in one piece, Amelia had gotten away safely. They would be able to do anything now, together and with Theo and Scott’s help. She was a little embarrassed that Theo had to witness that, her Alpha always told her that if someone saw you at your weakest moment, they would use that for their advantage. Harper knew that she had ruined the lie that she was going to tell Scott’s pack, Theo knew she did have an Alpha, she couldn’t pretend that she was an Omega who didn’t have an Alpha. “I’m okay now,” She looked at him as she listened to Amelia’s breathing, which was slowly getting back to normal.
    April 7th, 2019 at 04:59am