I wake up, locked in a dungeon. My head is pounding: it is so bad that my vision is blurry. I hear footsteps coming down the stairs.  Matthew leans against the doorframe.

“Good morning.”

“What do you want?” I look towards the wall, avoiding looking into his eyes. I remember how he rejected me. 

“Wow, no, ‘Good morning to you too, Matthew’?”

I stay silent as I don’t have the time or the energy to deal with this mutt right now. 

“Fine, I just want to talk.”

“There’s nothing to talk about. Leave me alone, mutt.”


“DON’T ‘Mia’ me. Leave. Me. Alone.”

All I want to do is leave. I need to come up with a plan…and fast. They will not hold me hostage. Imagine rejecting your mate, and preventing them from leaving…that’s just pure torture.

Thank the moon goddess he doesn’t argue with me. I listen to his footsteps as he walks up the stairs until I can’t hear him any more. 

“Your hairpin, Mia.” I hear a voice say from inside of me.


Ohana disappeared when the bullying started. I haven’t heard from my inner wolf in years, which I think is why my first shift got delayed. Normally, we can talk to our wolves from the age of nine. Now that Ohana is back, this means that I finally get to shift.

“I missed you.”

“I missed you too, child. Now you must rest, you are going to need all of your strength for tonight.” Ohana says.

I lay my head down on the broken mattress in the dungeon, and within five minutes, I am out like a light. I have the weirdest dream.


I’m in a meadow filled with beautiful flowers surrounding me. I see a bright light straight ahead and I walk towards it. This light turns into a figure of a woman. She has long silver hair and a gorgeous glowy white dress; everything about her screams ‘powerful’.

“Come closer, child.” I walk a little closer, but not too close.

“Do you know who I am?” For some reason, I feel like I know her, even though I don’t. 

“N-n-n-no.” I feel scared, seeing this unknown woman standing in front of me.

“I am the moon goddess. It’s lovely to finally meet you, Mia.” 

I’ve heard stories about the moon goddess, but no one has really seen her. The fact that she’s standing right here, in front of me, is insane. I questioned whether or not I belong in the asylum.

“Wait…what?! Is this some kind of joke or something?”

“No, but I have a message for you. You, my child, are going to be the one who saves the wolves.”


“I know you don’t understand, but you’ll see soon enough. You’ll meet people who will help you prepare for the upcoming war. Just be patient, Mia…just be patient.”

War? What war? Who are the people that I’m going to meet? 

“I’ll see you soon child. Oh! Your parents say hi, by the way.”

I watch as she turns around and starts to walk away. 

I watch her disappear into thin air.


I wake up. I checked the clock and saw that it was past midnight. I  remove  the hairpin from my hair and begin picking the lock. I learnt this when I was younger. The cage opens and I couldn’t be happier, but I am not completely free yet. I tiptoe up the stairs slowly. 

I quietly unlock the door. I run all the way to the border. As soon as I step over it,  I hear my old pack start howling. I feel all the connections that I had with them disappear. Then I hear the stomping of paws; they are on their way to the border. I run as fast as I can.

I am now a rogue, a lone wolf with no pack and no protection.

Tell us: Should Mia take her dreams seriously or should she just have seen it as an overactive imagination?