Author: DayDreamingLife PM
7 year old Aubree is a little cub who just joined Derek's pack after her parents were murdered. She looks up to her new family and the pack comes together when she needs them the most.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 16,857 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 04-18-12 - Published: 01-23-12 - id: 7770478
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"It's been 5 minutes! You better be up when I come back in there!"
The child was oblivious to the call of Stiles as she laid underneath the blankets snoozing her morning away. Her tiny chest rose up and down in complete innocence and her body was invisible to the outside world, blankets hiding her away. Her mouth was slightly hung open while wild brown hair scattered around the pillow that was accompanying her. Stiles footsteps were to be heard from down the hallway but the child was completely out of it. When he came into the room, he went to the end of the bed and lifted up the blankets to see two little bare feet.
"Aubree, up, we have to get going"
Stretching out her arms Aubree's eyes fluttered open "5 more minutes?" she mumbled with a hoarse voice
"I gave you that 10 minutes ago, we seriously have to go now or my dad will freak out when he sees I have a missing child in my bedroom!"
"I'll climb out the window" she rolled over onto her stomach
Rolling his eyes, Stiles latched onto her ankles and pulled her out from under the covers.
She groaned and moaned but gave dead body weight as the human lifted her up in his arms.
"Derek's going to be here in a couple minutes" he carried her to the bathroom
She latched onto the warmth of his body "I don't want to see him" mumbled Aubree
"Not my choice" he sat her on the counter
Aubree rubbed her eyes then glanced over to the doorway, seeing the friendly face of Scott McCall. Smiling now, happier than ever, Aubree slid off the counter running past Stiles and shoved herself into Scott.
"Scott! You're alive! I thought you were dog meat!" she hollered as the teen knelt down
He bear hugged the little girl tightly "Nah, we took that guy down like a champ"
"Where's Jackson? Is he okay?" she stepped back studying the boy's expression
"He's home resting right now"
"Well, you guys can explain to my dad why we have a missing person as I go get dressed. Does that sound cool?" Stiles snapped a bit frantic as he left the room
"You better get ready rascal, Stiles has a point" agreed Scott
"Do I really have to see Derek though?" Aubree wondered over to the sink now brushing her teeth
Scott thought about the talk he had with Derek last night. It hit his heart with a sledge hammer, breaking it into a million pieces as he remember what was said.
"Uh yeah, you do. He's not that bad, sure he's a-"….."Stiles what do you call him?" Scott voice traveled down the hall
"Sour wolf!" Stiles popped his head in the doorway "He's uh a sour wolf
"Yeah, sour wolf, other than that, he's a great guy"
Aubree didn't say anything but instead let the conversation drop, the red eyes of the werewolf was still sketched into her mind. She wondered if Derek or Stiles knew about everything that was going on, but she didn't have the guts to ask. After brushing her hair and dressing in adequate clothes, Derek arrived on time. They were standing in the driveway when he drove up to the group. Reluctantly, Aubree got in the car with him and they drove in silence. The child was pressed against the door, trying to stay as far away as she could possibly be from him. Guilt was all Derek could feel at the moment but Aubree was clueless. Soon as they got to their destination, they arrived at an abandoned building with only one car parked in a secluded parking lot.
Out of the car now, all the older teens stood around, waiting, and Aubree hid next to Scott and Stiles. Eagerly waiting, her curiosity was soon relieved as a young blonde haired women stepped out of the black car that they waited in behind. A wave of sorrow, anger, disappointment and pain rushed full force into Aubree, making her even more confused than before. She felt like this was going to be the end, that she wasn't going to see Stiles, Scott or Jackson ever again. She felt like she was dying.
Derek waited quietly as the lady neared, he held no emotions whatsoever, he kept to himself like always but was more reserved than he usually was.
"Derek, nice to see you again" the lady greeted
"You too Paige" Derek greeted in his usual rough tone
The lady, Paige, knelt down in front of Aubree, with a decent smile greeting the child.
"You must be Aubree, I'm Paige" she held a hand out
Aubree looked up at Scott and Stiles, scared.
"Sweetheart, your going to be staying with me for a while"
Aubree stepped back, speechless. She knew this was all coming because of the confrontation of last night, but it still hit her like a train.
"Just until this man, Copper, is gone."
Tears began to blur Aubree's vision and her eyes stung
Derek stood off to the side, looking away as if he didn't want to be noticed.
"Hey, look at me" Scott knelt down as the lady backed off
He gritted his teeth and placed his hands on both of Aubree's shoulders
"This is for the best. We can't be around you for awhile and soon, you'll find out why. For now, just try to understand"
"I don't want to go" her voiced trembled
"You have to, for now, it's only temporary"
They embraced, still the child uncertain as to what was going on. It felt like a dream to her, she didn't want to believe that her new family was giving her away like a sack of potatoes. When it came to Stiles, he began to cry as well.
"Damn it, Stiles, stop crying" he spoke out loud to himself
He quickly wiped a tear from his cheek with the back of his hand, then ruffled Aubree's hair.
"You be good alright? Remember what Scott says, no swearing and you better wake up in the morning when she tells you too"…..."Oh god, it feels like I'm selling a puppy! Why is this so hard? Y-your like a little sister to me, you know, always getting into trouble and mischief. I love you like family and I know Derek's being an asshole but this is the only way a-and"
"Stiles" Scott interrupted
Stiles gave the child a tight, bear hug, and Aubree sobbed into his chest. Soon enough Paige grabbed her arm, leading her away, over to the car. When the child looked back before getting inside, Derek's eyes met with hers, his cold expression still there but his eyes filled with unsaid sorrowful emotions.
"I'll be good, I promise, I-I'll wake up in the mornings a-and I won't swear. Please." her voice quivered as she shouted.
When Aubree got in the car, her face was glued to the window, her fingers pressed up against the cold glass.
"Everything will be alright, theirs a wonderful school and-
She wasn't listening to the stranger, all noise was drowned out as she watched the boys fade away. Sitting back down in her seat, Aubree dropped her head, her hands in her lap, clutching onto the black object that was gripped tightly in her tiny hands. No one knew it, but the child had her own plan, her own way of getting to Copper. She didn't need a stupid Alpha to get revenge, to satisfy her grudge.
I apologize for the long wait.
I'm working on another story, so be on a lookout.
Thanks for reading.