If anyone ever passed you while you were driving, they would more than likely think you were crazy. It looked like you were having road rage and throwing your hands everywhere, when in truth, you were singing your heart out and dancing. That was what you were currently doing while you drove home from the mall, where you just got finished shopping with Lydia. It was how you two let off steam and relax.
Lydia was practically a sister more than a best friend and she was the whole reason you were friends with Scott and his pack.
Your eyes were trained on the road as you yell-sang “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten. It was storming out, so you made sure to pay extra attention. Your voice cut off when you noticed a black dog walk into the middle of the road, causing your grip on the steering wheel to tighten as you slammed on the breaks. The car stopped within feet of the dog, who stood there, looking. You were on a backroad so you put the car in park and got out to check the dog. Knowing this was Beacon Hills and this was not the smartest idea, you could not help it, you had a soft spot for animals.
When you stepped out and got a closer look, the dog walked up to you and began sniffing you. “Hey there.” You coo in a soft tone, not to scare the dog. Looking up as the rain got harder, you let out a sigh, “Well, I can’t just leave you out here. You wanna come with me?” You ask as you back towards your car. The dog followed you, so you took that as a yes.
You opened the passenger side and closed the door after the dog got settled in. Walking around to your side, you quickly got in letting out a breath, “We both smell like wet dog.” You looked over at him, looking him over, “Well, since you’re coming with me, I’ll name you Zeus.” The dog was pretty big and resembled a wolf to you, so you thought Zeus would fit him perfectly.
The rest of the ride home, which was ten minutes, you lightly hummed as Zeus placed his head in your lap.
When you pulled up to your house, after noticing your father was still not home from his business trip, you reached in the backseat grabbing your bags before opening your door and Zeus followed right behind you. You struggled with your keys for a moment, but soon you were in your house. After closing and locking the front door, you turned on the alarm system.
You scratched the top of your companions head gently, “Let’s go get you bathed, boy.” You smiled as you walked to the bathroom and ran the water to a decent temperature. It was a bit of a struggle between the deep tub, Zeus wanting to jump up and lick you, and nearly falling in.
You huffed as you let out the water and Zeus jumped out of the tub as you grabbed a towel and dried him off, then he shook off the excess water, making you squeal and hold up the towel. “You smell a million times better now.” You whisper with a giggle as he rubbed his nose against your cheek.
You lead him back to your room and patted your bed, “Stay here until I finish.” You say as he jumped on the bed and nestled in.
You walked to the bathroom and cracked the door to let the steam let out as you showered. The shower lasted long enough for you to wash your hair and body, along with quickly shaving. Once you got out, you wrapped your towel around your body and one for your hair. You cleaned your face, brushed your teeth and hair, before quickly drying it enough to where it was mostly dry.
Stepping out of the bathroom, the temperature change was drastic. You shivered as you walked to the thermostat and read the temperature before slightly bumping it up.
You walked back into your room and looked around, Zeus was gone. “Zeus?” You called out, but right after the call left your lips, a hand came down on your lips.
“Shhh, don’t make a sound.” Your eyes widened, you automatically recognized the voice. It was hard not to recognize the voice, it was the voice of someone you had gotten close to over the month and Stiles constantly warned you about him. Especially since it had become known that you were developing a crush and Stiles believed he had one too from the way he looked at you. It was Theo. You were turned around and your eyes met Theo’s green ones. “I’m going to uncover your mouth, but you have to stay quiet.” You nodded and he lifted his hand, “What do you want? Why didn’t you shift back when I pulled over? Why did you let me treat and bathe you like a dog, Theo!” You whisper, “Listen, I’m not here to hurt you. I’m here to protect you. I know Stiles has filled your head with thing, but I’m telling you they are not true and I was trying to figure out a plan to where it wouldn’t be too awkward but it just didn’t work out that way, okay?”
“Why protect me? Why not everyone else? I’m not as far in this supernatural shit as they are!”
“Because, you are the easiest target and they don’t do enough to protect you.” His voice held anger, “What do you mean?” You ask and he growled, pushing you up against the wall, which was a whole lot more uncomfortable due to him being naked and you being in a towel. His hands were pressed against the wall by your head, “If they protected you like they should, you would have never gotten hurt at the police station.”
You took a deep breath, nodding since you where unsure on what to say, “Why do you feel like you have to protect me though?”
Theo’s face was centimeters from yours, his eyes looking into yours as his minty breath fanned across your face, “You don’t want to know right now.”
“But I do,” you push on, “And I kind of have the right to know since you’re in my house after pretending to be a stray dog and you now have me against the wall in a towel while you are butt ass naked.”
Theo let out a sigh and his eyes softens as he looks over you, with a look you had grown used too, passion. With that, Theo connected your lips, kissing you deeply as he ran his hands grasped your hair and pulled you close. He pulled away after a few seconds, maybe twenty, his lips still against yours, “It’s a wolf thing… I have these feelings… Stronger than any feeling for an anchor.”
You let out a breath and bit your bottom lip, “What does that mean?”
Theo buried his face in your neck and let out a breath, “Mate. You’re my mate.” His lips lightly grazed over your skin.
Your eyes widened before you closed them and your hands placed against his chest, not pushing or pulling, just placed there, “I… Theo this is a lot to take in.”
Theo nodded and took a step back, his face had dropped, “I know, I’m sorry. It’s hard to control when I’m around you. I’ll, uh, I’ll be outside if you need me, but I’m not leaving you though. Ever.”
You leaned forward and took his hand, “But, that doesn’t mean I don’t have feelings for you, Theo. I have strong feelings for you. Before we make anymore decisions though, let’s get dressed and then we can talk further, okay?” Theo chuckled and nodded, “Yeah, okay.” You grabbed your pajamas and underwear before leaving to get some of your dads clothes, hoping they would fit. You handed them to him and disappeared into the bathroom to change.
You nearly had a heart attack when you walked out and Theo was standing there in your dads sweatpants that were too big but almost not long enough, “I’m sorry,” he said as your heart raced.
“It’s okay,” a smile came to your face, “You, uh, do you want to watch a movie?” You ask and he chuckled, “Yeah.” You nodded and walked to your bed and patted beside you as you turned the Xbox on to get to Netflix.
“So, what type of movie does your little heart desire?” Theo asked as he leaned back against the headboard, lightly twisting a strand of your hair. You looked back at him with a grin, “Horror.”
Theo raised his eyebrows and his mouth turned into an amused smirk, “Oh, really? You think you can handle it?”
You rolled your eyes, “You should be asking yourself that,” you say as you click on Sinister, “I’m a horror movie fanatic and my favorite holiday is Halloween. I can handle it.” You mirrored his smirk and leaned over to turn off the lamp, as you were doing so, Theo leaned up, giving your neck a soft nip. You bit your lip and placed your hands on his chest, “Down, boy,” your voice and tone was teasing as his hands grasped your hips. Theo chuckled, “So, tomorrow we are going to go get breakfast at IHOP.” You raised an eyebrow, “Is this your way of asking me on a date?”
Theo growled playfully, pulling you down into a kiss, “It is.”
You nodded, pecking his lips, “Then IHOP sounds wonderful.”
You leaned back down and played the movie as Theo pulled you to him with an arm around your waist and his other hand placed on your thigh. By the time the movie ended, Theo had managed to jump the whole time until he dragged you into his lap where he watched the movie from over your shoulder. You could not help but to think that tomorrow was not going to be your first date, tonight, right now, would be it.