Chapter 2

Scott woke up covered in sweat, hoping that last night was a dream. She pulled up her sleep shirt and saw the bite mark and the blood. She groaned and closed her eyes, she really wanted last night to be a dream. She got up to get ready for school.

After her shower she pulled out a plain grey half-length sleeve t-shirt, a baggy red hoodie, dark blue skinny jeans and her plain black converses. Once she had gotten dressed and sorted out her hair into a ponytail and went to check on her mother, who had gotten off a night shift at the hospital, to find that she was fast asleep. She went down stairs, grabbed a banana and went out the door. She grabbed her bike and made her way to school.

20 or so minutes later she arrived at Beacon Hills High School and parked her bike at the bike station as she was locking her bike up a black porsche pulled up right next to her. Jackson Whittemore got out of his car making sure she hasn't scratched his car,

"Dude - watch the paint job." Jackson snarked, looking her up and down then strutting away when one of his friends called him over.

Scott rolled her eyes as she walked away, Jackson was such a jackass - he was hot but a jackass. He wasn't like this when they were kids, she didn't know what happened to cause him to be like this. She was pulled out of her thoughts as she heard Stiles calling her.

"Alright, let's see this thing." Stiles told her as he got her to stop near the school steps.

Scott pulled up her t-shirt and showed him her bite mark, she had just put a white gauze and tape over the wound and a little blood had seeped through the gauze. Stiles face scrunched up at the sight of blood and he quickly looked around before he fainted.

"It was too dark to see what it was but I think is was a wolf." Scott told Stiles as she pulled down her shirt before anyone else could see.

Stiles laughed, shaking his head.

"No, not a chance. There haven't been wolves in California in like 60 years."Stiles informed her, as they carried on into the school.

"Well I heard howling. And if it wasn't a wolf then what was it?" Scott asked as they walked to their lockers. She turned to him and said, "If you dont believe me about the wolf thing then you wont believe me when I say that I found the body."

Stiles turned to her with wide eyes as if he couldn't believe her, he leaned in close to hear more.

"I'm going to have nightmares for a month after seeing that." Scott said,shivering as she remembered the dismembered girl.

"Oh god, that is freakin' awesome. I mean this is the best thing to happen to this town since the birth of Lydia Martin…" He trailed off as he started to watch Lydia Martin walk down the hall with one of her friends. Lydia was one of the most popular girls in school, she had it all - good looks, good grades, friends and a hot boyfriend. She is a natural redhead with a pale complexion with light green eyes. Stiles has always had a crush on Lydia since the third grade and she hasn't given him the time of day.

They were sitting in English class, sitting in their usual seats. Scott sat behind Stiles with the desk behind her empty.

"As you all know, there indeed was a body found in the woods last night. And I am sure your eager little minds are coming up with various macabre scenarios as to what happened. But I am here to tell you that the police have a suspect in custody, which means you can give your undivided attention to the syllabus which is on your desk outlining this semester." Their English teacher explained before turning to the board and writing 'Kafka's Metamorphosis'.

Scott's attention was pulled away from the teacher when a phone ringing startled her. She looked around,searching for the person. Noting that the ringing wasn't coming from the room she looked outside to see a guy sitting on one end of the benches searching through his bag. He pulled out a phone from his backpack and answered it. Scott tilted her head, subconsciously, to listen to his conversation.

"Mom, three calls on my first day is a little overdoing it. Yes, everything's fine...uh….I forgot to bring a pen. Crap, I actually didn't bring a pen. Great first day so far. Okay,mom. I gotta go now. Yes, I love you too." The unknown teen said into phone, before putting his phone back into his bag. He stood up as the principle came over to him and shook his hand.

"Sorry to keep you waiting. Lets get back to our earlier conversation, you were saying that San Francisco isn't where you grew up?" The principle asked, as they started to walk into the school.

"No but we lived there for more then a year, which is quite unusual in my family. We tend to move around a lot." The boy said, Scott could hear and smell -?- his nervousness - how did she know that?

"Well hopefully Beacon Hills will be your last stop for a while." The principle told him, now they were at Scotts English class and they opened the door, interrupting the teacher.

"Class, this is our new student Alexander Argent. Please do your best to make him feel welcome." After that the principle left the room, leaving the teacher to greet and point Alexander to the empty seat behind Scott.

Scott blushed as he met her eyes when he passed her. He was cute, very cute, with a strong jaw structure, brown eyes, floppy brown hair and nice kissable lips. He was tall and kind of muscular, he was wearing a blue button up t-shirt with black jeans, black trainers and a black leather jacket. As he passed her, she breathed in and immediately closed her eyes, he smelt nice and it caused a delightful shiver to go through her.

Scott doesn't say anything to him but smiles as she turns around to hand him a pen. He smiled back in thanks as he took the pen and she turned back around. A second passed and he looked at the pen and Scott, confused as to how she knew he needed a pen.

They didn't see each other again until the end of the day, in the hallway. He was at his locker when Jackson and Lydia came up to talk to him. Scott turned back to her own locker and sighed, now that he had met those two then he probably wouldn't want to know her.

She overheard them talking about the upcoming scrimmage and the party afterwards, and Scott turned to see Stiles and some girl talking about the new guy and the popular crowd. Scott turned as she felt someone's eyes on her, she saw Alexander staring at her whilst Jackson talked to him. She smiled at him and turned back to Stiles & told him to get they had to get to practice.

After getting changed into their gym kits they went out to the field for practice and sat down on the bench.

"If you play, Ill have no one to talk to on the bench. Are you really going to do that to me? Your best friend?" Stiles asked,going her the puppy dog eyes.

"I cant sit out again, I have to prove that I belong on this team - I want to be on first line!" Scott exclaimed looking out at the field as the team warmed up.

"Mccall! You're on goal." Coach Finstock shouted as he picked up a lacrosse goalie's stick & a helmet and threw them at Scott. She caught both of them, shocked.

"I've never played." She said shocked, putting the helmet on and then twirled the stick around in her hands.

"I know - scoring some shots will give the guys a nice confidence boost. Its a first day back thing, to get them energised!" Coach said, getting excited.

"But what about me?" Scott asked, nervous.

"Well, try not to take any to face,kid." Coach clapped her on the shoulder and pushed her towards the goal. As she got to the goal, she looked around at the team getting ready to shoot and to the stands. She noticed that Lydia and Alex were there, he smiled at her and she smiled back. She overheard him ask Lydia who she was and of course, Lydia had no idea who she was.

Coach blows the whistle, Scott flinches as her hearing is turned up to super loud. She groans putting her hands to her ears in pain, as she was disoriented one of the players launches a ball toward the goal which strikes her point blank in her helmet sending her to the floor. It takes a second for her to get back up and tightens her grip on her stick. As she does another ball gets launched at her, she catches it (much to the surprise to everyone including her). She stops three more balls from going into the goal which impresses Alex and Lydia.

Jackson isnt impressed as he forces his way to the front of the line, he picks up a ball and takes a running start & hauls the ball forcefully to the goal. Scott catches it as easily as the others which causes Stiles and the others on the stands to leap to their feet,cheering. Jackson looks to the stands and glares at Lydia, who is also cheering.

Later, as she and Stiles are walking through Beacon Hills Preserve she explained to him what happened out on the field, it was like she had all the time in the world to catch the balls. She explains about her enhanced hearing and her sense of smell.

"I can literally smell the Mint Mojito gum in your pocket!" Scott exclaimed, turning to him as her nose started to twitch.

"I dont have any gum…" stiles said as he searched his pockets for it. His eyebrows lifted as he pulled out the mojito-ey gum.

"So this all started with a bite?" Stiles asked as he continued walking. They were in the woods trying to find the other half of the body that Scott found last night and her inhaler.

"Yeah, what if its an infection? It might be flooding my body with adrenaline then I might, you know, go into shock." Scott asked, worried as she looked at the ground.

"Oh yeah, I've heard of this affliction before, it is a very serious infection." Stiles said, sarcastically. He laughed slightly as he said this. Scott raised her eyebrows, questionly, without saying anything - she just knew there was a joke coming.

"It's called lycanthropy." He laughed as he stumbled, slightly.

Scott stared at him, unamused. Of course she knew what lycanthropy was - lycanthropy is where a human has the ability to shapeshift into a wolf once every month on the full moon.

"You know if you're turning into a werewolf I should stock up on silver before the full moon - which by the way is on Friday." Stiles jokes, laughing.

"This is it." Scott says stopping, they had reached the spot where she found the body last night and where she lost her inhaler however there is nothing but dead leaves in the spot. She dropped to the ground to search the leaves for it.

"Maybe the killer came back to move the body." Stiles said, behind Scott as she looked for her inhaler. He was only slightly worried about the killer coming back to kill them.

"Well I hope he didn't take my inhaler - that thing costs $80." Scott exclaimed, still searching. She really needed that inhaler, her mother couldn't afford to buy her another one.

Suddenly, they were scared as a voice appeared out of nowhere.

"What are you doing here? Your on private property." Unknown man in his 20's said, angrily. Scott turned around and her eyes widened as she looked at the guy. He was hot! He was tall, very muscular with short, spiky black hair and he has beautiful green eyes (that were glaring at them). He was, from what she could see, a green shirt, black jeans and a tight/nice fitting black leather jacket. He had a strong jaw structure with high cheekbones and nice lips that she just wanted to…

"Hey! I asked you, what are you doing here?" He scowled at them, crossing his arms against his muscular chest.

"We were just looking for something, but uh - forget it. Come on, I've got to get to work." Scott said standing up, she blushed as he turned to look at her.

He tosses her, her inhaler and strides away without another word or look at them.

"Dude, do you know who that was?" Stiles turned to her once the mysterious man had gone.

Scott shook her head and started to walk back the way they came from.

"Thats Derek Hale, he's a few years older than us - his entire family died in that fire like 10 years ago." Stiles said to her, as he waved his hands about.

They got back to their respective modes of transport - Stiles his Jeep and Scott her bike. They waved goodbye as they both went their separate ways. Stiles going home and Scott to work at the animal clinic.

Scott was locking the door at the Beacon Hills Animal Clinic, she jumped as thunder rolled across the night sky.

She walked into the toilet with a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and she sat it down on the counter as she lifted up her shirt and removed the bandage she had placed on it. Her eyes widened as she noticed that the bite from the night before is gone - she was completely healed.

She sighed and lowered her shirt, she picked up the bottle and went back to work.

She dragged in a large bag of cat food into the cat clinic as she got inside the room the felines started to howl, hiss and claw at their cages. She looked at them, alarmed, and quickly backed out of the room closing the door. She was slightly sad as she looked in at the cats, they used to like her - when she went in there she would pet and soothe them.

She was just about to get the dog food when there was a series of hard knocks on the front glass doors. She walked over to them and saw Alex standing there with panicked look on his face, soaking wet.

She unlocked and opened the door. "Hi?" She asked/said.

"I didn't see it. I took my eyes off the road for, like, two seconds to change the song on my iPod, and then this dog, it just came out of nowhere!" He said, with his hands on his head, looking very worried.

"It's alright, do you remember where it happened so I can send Animal Control to find it?" Scott asked worried as she stepped closer to him.

"No, I mean yes, the dog is in my car." WIth that they hurried over to his car and opened the boot,

Inside, the dog growls and barks at them. The dog was a Blue Merle Australian Shepherd with white fur and big black spots. At first glance the dog seemed fine, no bleed or cuts,except her leg.

"It's okay, she's just frightened." Scott says gently and bent down to the dogs eye level to calm her. Scotts eyes glowed slightly for just a couple of second and the dog immediately calms down and takes a submissive pose, lowering her head and whining. Scott and Alex gently pick the dog up and move it into the clinic.

Once the dog was on the examination table, Scott starts to examine the dog.

"I think her leg is broken. I've seen the doctor do plenty of splints. I can do it myself and then give her a painkiller for now." Scott said, gently stroking the dog.

She noticed that he was shivering slightly and offered him a t-shirt. She grabbed one of the bigger ones out of bag and handed it to him.

"Thanks." he said as he went to change.

Scott looked over at him as he pulled off his tops, noticing how smooth and muscular his back was. She blushed as she thought of running her hands over his skin. The dog whimpered to get her attention, "sorry"she whispered and stopped looking at Alex as he came back into the room.

She finishes off bandaging the dogs leg as Alex watches from beside her.

"You're really good with this."Alex whispered to her, not wanting to disturb her. She smiles at him as she finished. There was a minute of silence as they stared at each other, they both looked into each others eyes - she noticed that there were flecks of green in his eyes and he noticed that she had flecks of gold in her eyes. They were extremely fascinated with each other, subconsciously they both lent in close to each other. Alex noticed a lash on her check and moved his hand to gently brush it off. Scott smiled and blushed, loving his hand on her cheek.

After making sure the dog was okay, Alex left and Scott walked him out to his car.

"So do you want to go to Lydia's party Friday night?" She asked as he got into his car and rolled down the window. She wiped her hands on her jeans, nervously, and smiled slightly at him.

He looked at her for a few seconds and smiled.

"Yeah, I'll pick you up?" Alex asked and Scott nodded, excitedly.

It was the next day at during practise that Scott ran into her first problem. She had just caught the ball when she was immediately knocked down by Jackson - again. She gets back up and gets in his face.

"What the hell is wrong with you?" She asked, desperately trying hold back her angry.

Jackson smirks and says, "Well how about you tell me where your getting your juice?"

"Huh?" Scotts asked, looking at him funny. She had no idea what he was talking about. "My mom does the grocery shopping."

Jackson looked at her, incredulous. She really didn't know what he was talking about.

"Now, listen Mccall,I know you're hiding something. I'm gonna find out what it is. I don't care how long it takes."And with that Jackson gets back to practice.

Angrily, she picks the ball up and heads down the field, she bobs and weaves around all the defenders, doing a forward flip over three players and scoring.

Coach Finstock blows the whistle and announces that Scott will be on the teams first line.

Stiles nervously sits on the bench, waiting to tell Scott the news about the body. He had overheard his dad talking about the murder. The fiber analysis came back from the lab in L.A. They found animal hairs on the body from the woods. It was a wolf.