Paige walked through the woods at a brisk pace. It was around 2 in the morning but this was the time that she felt most alive. Her long dirty blonde hair blew out behind her. She was content to watch the moon through the gaps in the trees and breathe in the crisp fall air. Luckily she had a high body temperature or she would have been freezing. She had on her usual patrol gear since, technically, she was supposed to be on patrol. Her gear consisted of skin tight leather pants with mid-calf boots, a tight T-shirt and her gun that was in its holster resting on her hip. She ran her fingers along the curve of the handle taking comfort in the way the cool metal felt. She brought out her gun, coming to a standstill and brought it up to eye level. She closed one eye and aimed a tree about 50 feet away. The shot rang through the night and her ears rang as she walked up to the tree, examining where it went in. She saw that it had hit directly in the middle of the trunk, splitting a branch in half. She smiled to herself and continued walking, putting the gun away as she left. She shifted into her wolf form and started to run through the trees. A week ago she wouldn't be having the thoughts that were racing through her head right now. But there was a lot that could change in the span of 7 days. She knew that now. In the past few days, her parents had split up causing fighting among many of the wolves in the pack considering that her parents were the "co-alphas" of her pack. She had also learned that her boyfriend had cheated on her with some wandering skank of a wolf. A lone wolf. Can you say trashy much? She snorted through her nose causing a cloud to form in front of her for a split second before it was gone. Oh and you can't forget that her favorite uncle had just committed suicide earlier this morning. She couldn't help but think that her life was falling apart. She slowed down as she came within hearing distance of the houses. A plan had formed in her mind without her knowing and she was debating on what to do. Soon, she had reached her house. A quaint little cottage with two floors. She knew her parents weren't home; they were out on patrol like she was supposed to be, so she opened the door and walked up the stairs to her room. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Two days later, Paige walked down the path to her new school. She looked around nervously, checking to make sure that nobody from her pack was here. She knew that they probably wouldn't look her, in the human world, yet. It had only been a day since she had left but she really couldn't be too careful. Since she wasn't looking where she was going, she bumped in to someone causing her books to go flying everywhere. "Oh my gosh!" She bent down to pick up her books. "I'm such a klutz! I can't believe I bumped into you like that. I'm so sorry!" She looked up at the person. It was a guy. Probably around her age. She froze. This was her first encounter with a human besides the landlord of her new apartment but she had only talked to him over the phone and left the money in the mailbox. She had never, ever come face to face with a real human before. Never.