Alois and Frona had arranged for the entire pack to go on a week long trip to an amusement park. It was the second day in and everybody was having an amazing time. They couldn’t all ride the same rides so they’d mix and match groups throughout the day or like Ievis now some wolves would end up alone. Ievis had only ended up alone because his wolf was being particularly annoying today. He had been having fun with one of his close friends but for whatever reason his wolf had been begging him to ride some rides by himself so he was finally indulging it.
He was about to check his cellphone as he waited for a ride to start up when a womans voice filled his ears “Excuse me, could I ride with you? Rides like this fling me around too much if I dont ride with someone else” He looked up and just the sight of her took his breath away, he couldn’t speak, he couldn’t think. The only thing he knew in this moment was that she was his mate. He wasn’t sure how long he had been staring at her like an idiot when she apologized “I’m sorry for putting you on the spot. I’ll just ride by myself”
His wolf whined “No, I’m sorry, I’m overheated I guess. You can ride with me” he moved over and she smiled nervously “are you sure?”
“yeah, please, sit” she sat down “Have you had the slushies at that little stand near the arcade? They are amazing, you should go get one to cool yourself off after this”
“would you show me where after the ride?”
“yeah, I’m Chloe by the way.”
“Ievis, I like that. I’ve never heard that one before” he chuckled in such an absurd way he wanted to hit reset and start this conversation over. “God damn it. Where did that laugh even come from” he said in his head She just smiled and before he could say anything else the ride started, bringing her closer to him at the first turn. One particularly hard turn made her laugh and like her voice, it was the most beautiful sound he had ever heard.
Once they were off he focused on her scent, wanting to know what she was. He smiled again, she was a fairy. “so what brings you here alone if you don’t like riding by yourself?” Ievis asked and she said “do you promise not to pity me if I tell you?” his face was a mixture of confusion and concern which embarrassed her “well I was supposed to meet my dad here and he stood me up…plans with him are kind of like this. Sometiems he actually shows up and sometimes he doesnt but…I really enjoy him when he does actually show up so I always show up. My mom thinks I should stop making plans with him to teach him a lesson but…to be honest I dont think he cares enough to really be taught anything. Sob story as short as possible my mom raised me by herself. He just kinda showed up sometimes and would take me for a day but he’s never been a big part of my life.”
He could feel how much it hurt her even though she had said all that as nonchalantly as possible “I’m sorry”
“I’m fine, I’m having fun anyway”
“do you want to ride with me today?”
“I told you not to pity me”
“No, I just want to, come on, spend the day with me”
“Okay…why are you here alone?”
“I’m not really, my entire pack takes trips together sometimes”
“Oh how fun, I’ve always admired the closeness of wolf packs. I’m a fairy by the way”