Wheww, long time no see guys! I'm really sorry, ever since school ended and I've been on vacation my life's been super busy and I've found no time to write and there were times i would open up the computer to write but I'd just stare at the screen then click off it. I've had a bit of writer's block. Anyway, enjoy!

Chapter 5: Goobye... For Now.

Alex's POV

"My life's probably as interesting as it gets, what with being a werewolf and all." he said.

"Yeah..." I replied, unsure of what to say.

This was not how I imagine our talk to be like. Why wasn't he yelling at me?

There was an awkward silence for a while as neither of us knew how to start the conversation. We sat on the porch swing staring at the stars. It was a nice evening out. The sky was filled with bright stars and the clouds were hardly visible. It was Seth that finally broke the silence.

"I heard you're heading back tomorrow." he stated more than asked.

"Uh yeah, I have an interview in two days for a job at a kindergarden so I kind of have to be back to attend it." I responded.

"I still can't believe you're getting a job as a kindergarden teacher." he said mostly to himself, chuckling and shaking his head.

I raised an eyebrow at him.

He sobered him. "I don't mean that in a bad way, I just can't imagine you surrounded with kids and enjoying it."

"Yeah, neither did I."

Seth sighed. "Ok, this small talk isn't taking us anywhere. Let's just cut to the chase."

I nodded in agreement and took a deep breath, building up my courage. "Seth, listen. I can't tell you how sorry I am. I know I was shocked but it was unfair on you on how I acted. I shouldn't have left you like that and that event has weighed on my mind the past three years."

He just sat there staring at me. "I guess it was a bad time to tell you about the whole shape-shifter thing. I mean we did barely know each other. "

"So, I guess it's both of our fault?" I suggested.

"Agreed. But Alex, I can't help but be a little angry at you." he said, standing up and pacing. "I know I told you at a really bad time but you left so suddenly. And you didn't even bother to try and contact me after three years." he explained, turning around to me and slightly glaring.

I cowered under his gaze and shifted uncomfortably. "Yeah I know. It was wrong of me."

He sighed. "Did you even truly care about me? Or was I just some toy for you to amuse yourself with on your stay here?" he asked, his voice slightly rising.

I looked at him disbelievingly. What?

"Is that what you thought? Because it sure as hell isn't how I felt."

"I don't even know what to think anymore Alex." he said, walking over and grabbing both my shoulders. "You disappear for three years with no contact and then you come back here apologising for something that we should've fixed three years ago."

"I know, I left you hanging for too long. I know my apology is way out of date now but I'm here apologising aren't I?" I said.

He abruptly let go of my shoulders and took a step back. "Alex, I... I..."

"You what?" I said encouraging him to finish the sentence.

"I... I don't know how to deal with this. My head's a mess right now and I can't think properly." he replied, turning his back to me and taking a seat on the porch steps.

I looked at him. He looked utterly confused and at a loss for words.

I knew this wasn't going to be easy.

How was I going to tell him I still loved him?

"Seth... Listen." I started, sitting beside him on the steps.

He turned his face towards me.

"I still have feelings for you." I said slowly, my heart pounding and my fingers twitching nervously.

His mouth dropped slightly and his eyes widened. "Oh."

We sat there staring at each other and as the seconds went by I wished the ground would swallow me up.

Suddenly he stood up, shaking his head. "No, I can't do this. Alex I can't." He looked down at me. "Alex, I don't feel the same. Damn, you leave me hanging for three years and then you come back and tell me you love me? No, it's too late. I can't do this."

I felt as if I had just been slapped in the face. I stood there in shock at his sudden outburst.

Well ouch that hurt.

The man standing before me was no longer the same person I fell in love with three years ago. Of course, I was so stupid. I treated him like shit and it was idiotic of me to think that he would just accept me with open arms.

"I have to go." he said before walking through the door leading inside.

I stared at the place where he had so suddenly left.

-0-

"Ok, spill. What happened outside?" Asia asked eagerly, her expression doing nothing to hide her excitement. "Did he ask you out? Are you guys geting back together? What?"

"Woah, slow down with the questions, nothing exciting happened." I replied, exasperated.

I really wasn't in the mood to talk about what happened. My mind was still trying to recover my wounded pride.

"Don't be like that. i know something happened out there, so don't be annoying and keep it to yourself." she shot back, narrowing her eyes at me.

"Ok, ok fine. I told him I still had feelings for him and he said he didn't return them then left. Happy?" i snapped, turning my back to her and folding the remaining clothes I had to put into my suitcase.

"Well now I know why he looked pissed and depressed at the same time and why you're being irritating." she muttered more to herself than to me.

I sighed and turned to face her again.

"I'm sorry, I just don't feel like talking right now. I just feel... rejected." I explained.

"Yeah, I guess it wasn't exactly very nice of me to ask." she replied. "You should finish packing, it;s getting late." she suggested.

"Yeah, goodnight." I said, smiling at her.

"Goodnight."

I pulled the suitcase from my bed and rolled it under the bed. I flicked off the light switch and lay in bed. i was exhaused from the day but my mind was racing with different thoughts. What would happen between me and him now?

I stared at my phone on the bedside table and wondered if I should called Gabriella or not. I decided against it, figuring she'd be busy with her new husband, having fun and doing... things. I quickly let that thought go and stared outside thw bedroom window, staring at the night sky.

This is gonna be a long night.

-0-

"You know you're welcome back here anytime sweetie." Beth said as she hugged me tightly.

I smiled warmly at her. "Yes, thank you so much for everything."

"No problem, I hope to see you soon." she said as she let me go, giving me a beaming smile.

"Don't be a stranger and call once in a while." Greg said as he also pulled me into a hug.

"I promise." I replied.

The PA announced that my flight was now boarding and I pulled out of Greg's hug.

"Well, I guess this is goodbye for now." I said, smiling at them slightly and pulling my bag over my shoulder.

As I started to walk away, i noticed someone out of the corner of my eye.

He was sitting by himself at the cafe by the gates staring at me intently. My mouth went dry at the sight of him.

"Is there a problem?" Beth asked, her face etched with concern.

I was snapped back to reality. "Uh no, I thought I saw somebody I knew." I explained.

I smiled at them and waved goodbye and started to walk to the gate. But now before I locked eyes briefly with him.

That's it, I'll really try to update quickly but no promises! As always, thanks for reading and remember to review! Xx