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Author's note: I wrote this piece because I ran out of good books to read. So I wrote my own.
Author's note: I wrote this piece because I ran out of good books to read. So I wrote my own.
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I can feel the warm water beat down on my face as I sit under Desoto
falls in Helen, Georgia. I feel well. I feel free. Like nothing can
interrupt this rare peace. My name is Natasha Winterpike. Yes, this is an
uncommon moment were I can truly be myself. My wolf self. The water feels
warm on my fur as I put my head back into the rushing water. “I should do
this more often,” I think to myself.
Just as I shake the water from my silver-brown fur, I hear my mom shout
from our house, “Natasha! I know you’re at the falls. Come in now!”
I guess that means my little time to myself is over.
As I change back to human, I notice that it’s almost past sunset. “Wow,”
I say aloud. “How did it get so late?”
I run back to my house as fast as I can. I probably can go faster if I
phase, but I don’t want my parents to see me like this. Not yet, at least.
When I approach the florescent lit doorway, my parents look more worried
than angry. “You were at the falls, weren’t you?” my dad asks, with a sigh
of relief. I nod.
“Again?” Mom exclaims.
“I needed some time to myself,” I answer, hoping that they’ll drop the
topic. Fat chance with that!
As I come closer to the porch light, I guess they can see that I’m
dripping with water. “Natasha! You’re soaked!” my mom exclaims.
“I went swimming with Sarah,” I lie.
“That’s kind of funny,” Dad starts, “because I got a call from Sarah’s
mom today that said she couldn’t make it to the movie tomorrow, and she
asked if we can reschedule.”
After waiting a minute, Mom says, “Just, go get some dry clothes on.
Your father and I need to talk to you afterwards.”
I go into my room, passing the kitchen along the way. “This place used
to be fun. Not since… he left,” I say, as I pass my parents.
Mom sighs and tries to say something, but Dad stops her. “In a minute
Forrest,” he says.
My room is nothing fancy. A green quilt, brown walls, a tiny bathroom
connected to it.
My parents are mad, I know they are. They’re wondering why I lied. Why
did I lie? I’m such an idiot! Out of my dresser, I pull dark blue jeans and
a black hoodie. Lately I’ve been having really bad chills. I wonder if it
has anything to do with this wolf thing. I change in the bathroom and go
back into the family room where my parents wait for me on the sofa. “Sit
down,” Mom says, patting the seat beside her.
I take a seat, as Dad asks, “You’re a wolf, aren’t you?”
The question hits me hard. How did they find that out? “How did you know
that?” I whisper. “Have you been spying on me, or following me?” I have to
get some answers.
“No,” Mom answers. “We’re wolves, too.” I can’t believe it! My own
parents never told me of a part of me that I never knew existed? I mean,
when I changed, I was pretty sure that something about me was different,
but never have I thought that my parents are exactly like me.
“What else have you not told me?” I spit out. “There’s got to be more
than that. Spill.”
“You, your mother, and I,” Dad starts, “are what they call
shape-shifters. Shape-shifters can phase into wolves just by thinking about
“How many are there, and where are they?” I ask, trying to sound as calm
as I can.
“Not many of us exist, but most of them live at Isle Royale,” Mom tells
“Which is why we were going to ask you if you wanted to go there to meet
the Pack... and Finn again,” Dad says, wondering what my reaction will be.
"Finn?" I can’t breathe. Finn was my best friend ever! He had moved to
Colorado 4 years ago, for a reason that I didn’t know of. We had met when
we were in Pre-K and were friends ever since. The past 4 years have been so
hard without him. I guess I partly blame my parents for letting that
happen. “How could they let us split up,” I had once thought, the day that
my family moved from Key West, Florida to Helen, Georgia.
"Mm hm," Mom nods. "He's like you. That's why he left in the first
place. He wanted to make sure that he didn't loose control of himself in
the beginning. He wanted to make sure that he didn't have a chance to hurt
"Of course I want to go."
“Go pack,” Mom tells me, seeing that my expression is happy. "Finn is
going to meet you at the airport tomorrow night."
“Thank you, Mom.”
After giving my dad a hug, I go into my room and do as they say. After a
few minutes, there’s a knock on my door. “Tasha, just so you know, Isle
Royale is in Michigan. You need to dress warm and pack warm, too.”
“Okay, Mom. Got it.”
“Also, we leave to get you to the airport at 6 tomorrow night. Okay?”
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witchchild1234 said...
May 12, 2013 at 9:24 am
I love it!!! It's horrible how your parents did that to you. They shouldn't have deleted your writing accounts? Did you get mad at them? There are a few typos and spelling errors but your editor should get them fixed for you.
Jaguar17 said...
Apr. 6, 2013 at 4:07 am
Awesome! Love it, more please :)
M-and-M-Denver replied...
Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm
ill upload as soon as i can :)
FallenAngel170198 replied...
Apr. 22, 2013 at 7:52 am
Thank you! :D
PeytonLovesHarryPotter said...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 4:16 pm
Hey, M-and-M, I posted the first chapter of my remix! I hope you check it out!
booklover1212 said...
Jan. 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm
sorry typo (Only)
booklover1212 said...
Jan. 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm
Hey M& M Denver can you please proofread the next book you write I'm oly on chapter thirteen and I've found 15 spelling mistakes. It's just a tip nothing personal :)
M-and-M-Denver replied...
Jan. 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm
like i said...this is the first draft. Undaunted is draft two and is spelling error proofed :)
HarryPotterLover30 said...
Jan. 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm
Oh, of course! The requirments are totally wihin reason. And sure, I'll use UnDaunted, but can I use Alphas for my version? I really like that name... :) So, what I'll be doing is taking the scenes, rewriting them, and basically following the plot. Like, I'll use most of the scenes, just rewritten. I'm might or might not change a name or two... probably not though. I might chnage it a bit, or add a couple scenes, but other than that, it's pretty much straight forward. :) I sh... (more »)
M-and-M-Denver replied...
Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm
Thank you :)

and sure. Alpha is a great name and no copyright there ;)

ok make sure u let me know :D

this is so awesome <3
M-and-M-Denver replied...
Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm
Oh! And happy new year to you as well!
HarryPotterLover30 said...
Dec. 30, 2012 at 8:16 pm
Hey, I was wondering if I could write a version of this story and put t on my profile- like changing it a little, almost like a parody, but more similar. I'd credit you of course, but can I? I was so inspired by this story i kind of wanted to write one with this plot.
M-and-M-Denver replied...
Dec. 31, 2012 at 9:40 pm
Of course! I have two things u need to do in order for me to let u tho. "NO RIGHTS RESERVED FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY ALL COPYRIGHT OF M-and-M-Denver" and post a link to the original Alpha (it is now called aundaunted so please use that title). sorry for so many requirements but i hope to get this published someday and i cant do that with it all oger the internet. this only applies to u. anyone else wisjing to write a spin off has to ask me personally.. and please send me a link t... (more »)
M-and-M-Denver replied...
Dec. 31, 2012 at 9:42 pm
New name is UNDAUNTED
HarryPotterLover30 said...
Dec. 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm
OMG thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have NO IDEA how long I've been waiting for more- like, MONTHS. ITS REDICULOUS. This story is absolutely amazing- and I'm going to DIE if I don't get more- SOON!!!!!!!!!!!
M-and-M-Denver replied...
Dec. 24, 2012 at 8:22 pm
lol i am soooooo soooooo sorry i hadnt updated. i wasnt getting any feedback so i thot that it just kinda died :/ what do u think?  
HarryPotterLover30 said...
Sept. 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm
My god. I've loved this book since you first posted it, and i've waited F-O-R-E-V-E-R for you to post more! DAMNNIT. WRITE. MORE. I. NEED. MORE. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Give me more..................... :)
M-and-M-Denver replied...
Dec. 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm
i am so very sorry! i didnt realize that anyone was reading it on here :) ill post some soon i have so much more that i have written. check it out and COMMENT PLEASE! <3
Zuccini75 said...
Apr. 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm
You really should have this printed - well written AND intereesting, Wonderful Work!
Zuccini75 replied...
Apr. 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm
*interesting* typos...

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