November 19, 2012; Beacon Hills’ annual Fall Festival is tonight! There will be games set up at the school, a talent show, a movie projected in the gym, and even a hay ride. Wear your warm clothes; it’s going to get chilly. Oh, and watch out. It’s going to be a full moon and everyone knows that the freaks come out on the full moon.
"Call if you need a ride home, or if you need me, I mean it Naomi" Dad stared intently into the crowd of people around us as we pulled up outside the school, "Dad, I'm at school, the most exciting thing that will happen here is Mrs Davis realizes my history report is late" he looked back at me "why is it late?" I sighed and poked him gently in the shoulder "that was a joke, a bad one but a joke no less" he smiled and ruffled my hair "sorry, I don't mean to be a kill joy but with all the weird animal attacks I want you to be safe" I knew he was just worried about me but the animal attacks puzzled me, Dad had seemed really into them lately, "I know Dad, See you later" I kissed his cheek and stepped out into the chilly air.
Walking into the school I pulled out my phone and text Lydia, "where r u? i'm @ school" I waited for her usual quick response but none came, weird.. I decided to check the gym where a movie had been set up, maybe she put her phone on silent, scanning the crowds of unfamiliar faces I realized I only really knew Lydia, Scott and Stiles, I checked my phone again, still no response from Lydia, I sent a new message to Scott "Hey Scott it's Naomi, can't get a response from Lydia, are u guys together? I'm in the gym" his reply came straight away "Lydia left before me, isn't she there??" I began to wonder if there had been an accident, I quickly checked all the areas being used for the festival then saw the hay ride, maybe she had taken that? "I'm looking now" I sent back to Scott and jumped on the next ride due to leave, it was getting colder and I was thankful I had thought to wear a heavy cargo jacket, I pulled it tight around me and watched the other carts going past with people who had already been around the track.
My ride finished it's course back at the start and I jumped down looking through the crowds, still no sign, "sorry, can't see her anywhere!" I text to Scott and sighed, well maybe I should try and enjoy the festival, Lydia had talked about this thing for weeks but maybe.. maybe it was all a trick, get the new girl to show up and laugh as she found herself alone? It wasn't like me to be so paranoid but it wasn't like I actually knew Lydia well. I looked into the dark forest surrounding the school, I was about to turn away and head home when I saw a flash of red, two eyes burning bright from the bushes, "what the hell" I muttered and walked closer, just then my phone buzzed and I looked down at it "Sorry, hurt my head and had to go home" Lydia's message read, I let out a sign of relief that I hadn't been ditched but then felt guilty at not trusting my new friend, "are you ok?" I sent back straight away and then looked back up at the forest, "I'm seeing things" I laughed, there were no eyes in the forest, I was just panicking about being alone.
"Yeah I'm fine, just going to stay at home tonight and get some rest, sorry hun" a new message from Lydia buzzed on my screen, I sighed and was glad she was ok but didn't feel like hanging around the festival alone "ok,call if you need me to bring you anything, pills, soup etc" I replied and headed to the front of the school. How was I going to explain my early departure to Dad, he would want to know, I sighed and decided not to text him for a ride, looking down the road that led home I decided to walk it. "You shouldn't be out here on your own" a voice came from behind me and I jumped a mile, "who are you?" I asked the tall, dark dangerous looking guy, he had that unshaven thing going on, he was hot but not exactly the kinda boy you would take home to Mom, "Derek Hale" he smiled, I had heard Lydia and Scott talking about him, he was older and had some mystery going on, "hmm well nice meeting you" I rushed forward and he moved with me "no I mean it, you shouldn't be out here alone" he didn't look like he was about to attack me but who knew? I pulled out my phone "I was just going to call my Dad for a ride" I lied. "I'll wait with you till he gets here then" Derek smiled and I stepped away from him "no, it's fine.. I'm fine" I stammered.
"Miss Duncan" a loud voice over a speaker shocked me into backing away more and tripping over some rocks, Derek backed away and I turned to see Stiles Dad staring out the window of his cruiser, I stayed sitting down mainly because I didn't trust my feet, I looked for Derek but he had disappeared into the forest, so weird, i shook my head. "Miss Duncan" the officer said again without the help of his loud speaker, "are you ok?" he stepped out of his car looking concerned "sure, I think" I gulped and scrambled up from the ground, my jeans were damp and my hands grazed but there was no other damage but my ego, "can I give you a ride?" Officer Stilinski smiled at me and when I nodded eagerly he helped me into his car. "I wouldn't hand around with that guy if I were you" he said as we drove to my house, "Don't worry, I'm not planning on it" I frowned.