I huffed as I flopped down onto my bed. All week, Mom's been at my heels, either trying to get me to pick out a dress for the ceremony or help decorate the clearing where it's being held.
A sudden ball of nerves filled my stomach. Tomorrow was the day. The day my best friend becomes Alpha, and I become Beta.
I chewed on my lip as I stood and paced back and forth, one question ringing in my ears.
What if I'm not good enough?
Pushing away those thoughts, I went to the bathroom and splashed some cold water on my face. It didn't help; the nerves were still there, making me feel sick.
I couldn't back out now. I knew these nerves were just temporarily there, and that they would go away after the ceremony was complete.
At least I hoped they would.
"Cassie?" A knock came, along with a voice I recognized as my mother's.
"What?" I grunted, no enthusiasm present in my voice. I already knew what she wanted, and I wasn't looking forward to it.
"It's time to go to your appointment sweetheart." She said, a smile on her face.
I let out a string of whines before putting my shoes on and heading out to the car with my mom. She wanted to get a hair and nails appointment before the ceremony, and she took the opportunity to drag me along with her.
About thirty minutes later, we arrived at the salon where we would get our hair done. "Do I really have to go in?" I asked, trying one last time to get out of it.
"Yes. Now stop being a baby and get come on." She said, no hesitation in her voice.
I groaned before pushing my door open. When I walked through the doors, all kinds of smells invaded my nose, making me wince in disgust. Mom led us over to a desk and checked us in before walking over to a couple of salon chairs. We sat down, and I awaited the lady to come and do our hair.
Walking out of the salon, I couldn't help but be thankful to my mom for taking me. I got a trim along with a few auburn highlights, and I was actually pretty impressed. It wasn't enough to make my hair look red at first glance, but complimented my natural brown nicely.
"See? I told you wouldn't regret it." My mom smiled, and I smiled back, a real, non-sarcastic smile.
I have to admit, this has been nice. I'm usually always spending time with my dad, getting tips on being a beta, so I hardly ever get time to bond with my mom. It's always getting on each other's nerves or making sarcastic remarks, but this has been one of those rare, enjoyable times between me and Mom. Don't get me wrong, I love her to death, but I've just always sort of been a daddy's girl.
But this, this is a nice change.
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