Chapter CHAPTER 2
lt;pgt;The day they anticipated finally came and all five got ready to leave to Mount Manuka. It was a 3 hour
drive from their home and by the time they arrived, it was already late for them to hike up and come
back, so they camped at the mountain foot, lit bonfire and sat talking until late night. It was the ideal
stress relive that the group needed but Selena kept feeling a sharp gaze on her and a creeping
sensation to her skin. She constantly checked around her and even her friends, but she couldn’t figure
out why she felt a gaze on her. She brushed it away before settling down to sleep inside her camp.
lt;pgt;Inside the tent, she tossed and turned till 1 am in the morning. That’s when it hit her. A mild perfume of
vanilla that got stronger and stronger by minute. An addictive or rather aphrodisiac smell of vanilla
mixed with orange. The stronger the smell, the more it stirred Selena hormone, making butterflies to
spring from the bottom of her tummy. Her body heated up slowly. She sat up with knees clutched
against her chest. She constantly rubbed her neck trying to knock the feeling off but without realizing it,
her palms slowly moved down, aiming her breast. She wouldn’t dare to touch her sensitive part,
between her legs, as she is prefixed with the idea that it’s going to hurt. Her body felt limp, and she
seem to be in high, as if been drugged. The smell drove her crazy, rampaging her breath as she
squeezed hard on her plum breast, letting out a soft moan while biting her lower lips. She can feel a
wetness between her legs. What is this, what is happening? Confused and terrified of the sudden
perfume in mid of mountain foot but at the same time, helpless to fight as her body continued betraying
her. After what felt like eternity, the smell slowly faded away. Finally, Selena was at peace as she
plopped down to the ground. She felt paralyzed and snoozed off very soon.
lt;pgt;“Wake up sleepy head” a familiar voice brought Selena back to earth and she blinked her eye open. As
soon as she was sober, she pulled herself to sitting position with a sharp gaze. Jeffry shook her
shoulders again and again, but all Selena could hear is muffled rambling, as memory of last night came
clear to her.
lt;pgt;Was it just a wet dream? Yes….YES it must be a wet dream…lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;Her though calmed her a bit
lt;pgt;Wait!!! Can you smell in your dream?
lt;pgt;Back to worried state, she snapped her head at Jeffry which effectively made him quiet.
lt;pgt;“Can you smell in your dream?”
lt;pgt;“Can you smell in your dream, Jeffry?”
lt;pgt;“I don’t know, I never had smelt anything in my dreams. For fucking sake, I hardly get any dreams”
lt;pgt;“What is going on here?” Jewel barged into the tent
lt;pgt;“Can you smell in your dream?” both Jeffry and Selena spat out at the same time
lt;pgt;After packing up their belonging, cleaning up and having a simple breakfast, the group started their
hiking up Mountain Manuka. Selena wasn’t feeling herself and often slip into her thoughts about last
night. Although her brain realize it was creepy, but her heart longed for the smell again and again,
giving her no peace of mind. Her friends, however, didn’t miss to make her smile. Halfway through the
hiking, they heard water rustling sound and followed it to find a waterfall, among large rocks, falling
from the sky or it seems to. All five exchanged a mischievous glance and they were soon all
submerged into the water, splashing water against each other. Selena and Jeffry are qualified divers,
given the place they work and went down to the deepest pit ever so often. During one of these dives,
something sparkled to Selena’s eye, and she pushed herself towards it. It looks like a precious stone,
beneath some pebbles. She dug it out and resurfaced. To her surprise, her friends were far behind her.lt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;She pulled up her hand to her face, as the water level was at her chin and frowned at the sight. It was a
chain and locket. A silver locket attached to a leather strap. The locket was very peculiar. it was made
out of a turquoise stone, only it shines through sun light. A crescent moon placed on the top of the
stone and a pair of feathers, one short and one long, hanged dangling under the stone. She stared at
the stone long enough to notice a gold pencil line running through it. She decided to keep it and swam
up a large rock with it on her hands. She couldn’t take her eyes off the rock until Oliver had to tap her
shoulder to bring her out from the trans. She turned to look at the terrified faces of her friends. They
seem to be looking at one direction and Selena followed their eyeline. Her eyes widened with fear of
the sight in front of her and jerked back a few steps. A pack of wolfs standing on the opposite bank,
growling and looking really angry at them. All five shuffled their steps to be closer when they noticed
they were actually surrounded by predatory wolfs, as angry eyes flared from all direction
lt;pgt;“Tell me you can tame these dogs” Noah whispered to Selena
lt;pgt;“They are not dogs. They are wolfs. Wild wolf in a pack. You know why they gather in a pack?” Selena
voice low and husky
lt;pgt;Noah shook his head signaling ‘NO’
lt;pgt;“To hunt. You know what they eat?” Noah trembled at the thought and swallowed audibly. The wolfs
paced slowly towards them. They looked bigger than any regular wolfs but one stood out with larger
body and leading them at front. Selena figured he must be the alpha, leader of the pack but she had no
idea how a wolf becomes alpha, by showing dominance or fight.
lt;pgt;“Can you at least try?” Jeffry voice trembled.
lt;pgt;“50 plus vicious wild wolf to be tamed in 5 minutes. I don’t think so…”
lt;pgt;One of the wolves snapped with a growl. Eventhough, she said no, but she couldn’t stop trying as it is
their last strike to survival. She automatically took a defense stand with crouching halfway down andlt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;left foot stretched in front of her. One hand in front of her while the other holding the necklace
somewhere near her ears. She calmed herself first and exhaled slowly. Then she focused out her
calmness towards the assumed Alpha.
lt;pgt;“Easy boy….easy….” her voice was as soothing as a mother’s voice, light as the flute through breeze.
lt;pgt;'Calm down…. Calm down… these are nothing but overgrown puppies… and I am their master, petting
and scratching their belly to comfort them.'
lt;pgt;She started having effect on the wolf as some started shaking their head, being uncomfortable of
obeying someone else then their alpha. Before she could attempt one more time, a large mass jumped
from no where, landing perfectly on a taller rock with a thud, about 10 feet from Selena. A pitch black
wolf who is bigger than the rest of the pack, gold eye and silky coat that dances off coherence to the
breeze, looking down at her with a calm look. He looked like the legal owner of the whole mountain
lt;pgt;“Holy shit, that’s the Alpha” Jeffry panicked next to Selena.
lt;pgt;Before Selena could interpret her surrounding, the black wolf jumped down from the rock and landed a
few feats away from Selena, spooking her as she lands on her butt and her hands at the back
supporting her. The wolf paced step by step with a serious look, effecting Selena’s breath majorly. A
swept of breeze from behind the wolf hit her in the face. That’s it!!! The same perfume from last night.
Selena’s eye widened even more at the dawn of realization, it was a wolf lingering around her tent.
Only this time, she couldn’t stop and savors the perfume as the terrifying beast is approaching her
close. Her heart thumped as a racing horse in her chest when the wolf snout stopped so close, nose to
nose. It moved softly to the left of her, sending Selena to a yelp as she shut tight her eyes and snapped
her head to the other side. The wolf snuggled to her neck, gently rubbing its fur against her skin. He let
out a cooing sound as he continued snuggling to her. After a few moments, he retrieved from Selena
and turned to walk out of the place, walking through the wolf pack. As if a remote control was switchedlt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;on, all the wolf followed the Alpha silently. Within the next minute, the whole place was back to its
original serenity, leaving the friend speechless.
lt;pgt;They scrammed off the waterfall, not even bothered to change their wet dress, heading downhill. They
ran as fast as they could downhill, missing a turn and lost their way back
lt;pgt;“Are you sure this is the way?” Jewel questioned under her breathy voice.
lt;pgt;“Of course, don’t be silly. Just another 30 minutes, come on now” Noah urged all to keep walking. The
sky was getting darker and darker by second and the image of wolfs lurking around the tent sent
Selena’s body shuddering
lt;pgt;“Guys…wolfs are supposed to smell like wet dog or at least like Rocky, right?” Selena leaned by her
butt on a tree trunk. All of them looked at her like they are witnessing a freakshow
lt;pgt;“What???” Jeffry asked and soon there were random rambling from the friends, resulting Selena to
shut her ears with her palms and close tight her eyes. When she opens again, Jeffry was looking up
behind her in an amused look. Selena quickly turned around to see a few men walking towards them
lt;pgt;“Are you guys lost?” a guy with beard and man bun asked towards Jeffry
lt;pgt;“I think so. Can you guys please direct us to the right way?” Jeffry voiced out. A guy with black hair and
tall, masculine frame, crossed his arms across chest as he leaned sideways at the same tree trunk
Selena is leaning on.
lt;pgt;“We can but you won’t make it downhill before night. If you want, you can come back to our place. Just
15 minutes hike uphill and you guys can climb down in the morning” what a relief. They agreed and
followed them back to their place.lt;/pgt;