I heard soft footsteps shuffling to my right. My ears perked up while my eyes remained closed.
I jumped up and sprang into fighting position on reflex.
"Gosh! Chill, Sapph!" Bella squealed near me. "Shh.. Bell, shut up!" Willow whispered yelled.
"Will? Bell?" I called softly, reaching for the light switch. "Don't turn the lights on. You'll give us away." Willow voice rang out in the darkness. I felt her hand softly smack mine away from the switch.
I reached for my bedside lamp instead. I pulled the little string and a dim and barely-there light appeared. I could make out the figures of my best friends near my bed. "What are you guys doing here?" I asked yawning, rubbing my sore eyes. My brain was spinning from some thoughts I had even while I was asleep.
I just had an awful dream... something about marrying the Alpha.
"What? Did you really think that we would actually let him marry you? Gosh Sapph." Bella huffed.
"Wait... It... It wasn't a dream?" My voice came out shaky. Tears were starting to well in my eyes. Suddenly, the full force of panic mixed with unwillingness slammed into my heart in full force again. Events from the previous night returned, replaying in my head.
"Shh... Sapph, please don't cry... Shh,Sapph..." Willow pleaded. Bella hugged me as I cried into her shoulder. She started shaking too and I realised she was quietly sobbing along with me. Willow laid each her hands on our back. The feeling of her hand comforted me, acting as the last string of sanity I had left.
First, my mate rejected me.
Then I’m forced to marry some one else I had nothing but dislike for.
"How can he do this to me? I.. I don't want want to marry him." I hiccuped. For once, I felt powerless and scared. Gwen whimpered in my head while Drew growled in anger. "You won't." Willow said firmly.