Jo has worked her way in closer to Sam than anyone else has managed in a long time and that is no easy feat. Sam is still somewhat skittish around her but less so than he is with anyone else and even he recognises that that is strange. Not necessarily in a bad way but she confuses him because she is so supportive, so compassionate, so kind, and he just isn’t used to that. Jo is building a bond with Sam that he has never had with anyone before and even though he doesn’t know what to make of it he is quickly coming to realise he is beginning to rely on it, to the point where he would very likely struggle without it now, if he were to lose it.
ALPHA, WEREWOLF, JOURNALIST
The Alpha who gave Sam sanctuary, and someone to whom he feels he owes a great debt. August intimidates him, as one might expect, but at the same time Sam cannot help but admire him. August is clearly an Alpha wolf, someone who can lead a pack with strength and dignity, but he is also confusing to Sam. Alphas are meant to be aggressive and hard and August is neither of those things. It will take Sam a long time to get used to a leader who is not physically dominating, to say the least.
BETA, WEREWOLF, PARAMEDIC
The pack’s Beta is someone with whom Sam has spent very little time. What he has seen of the other Summers twin is steady and dominant enough that Sam does not feel disturbed by his presence. The lack of aggression, however, is as confusing with Trent as it is with August. Sam expected at least one of the leaders to be the aggressive one and finding that neither of them fill that role has thrown him for a loop, there’s no doubt about that.
PACKMATE, WEREWOLF, STUDENT
Lotti was the first wolf in town who was welcoming towards Sam and that is something he can appreciate but at the same time she is overwhelming. She has so much energy and such an intense bubbly nature to her that she confuses and even unnerves Sam. He doesn’t know what to do with all that activity, that enthusiasm, she intimidates him in a way that is very different to everyone else but no less real for that fact. He knows she won’t harm him but at the same time he really doesn’t know how to interact with her.
PACKMATE, WEREWOLF, STARBUCKS BARISTA
Sam is intimidated by Farren, to say the least. She is not violent or nasty towards him but there is a clipped assertiveness to her that reminds him of his old pack. That makes Sam uncomfortable and he cannot help that fact, that she reminds him so strongly of people who abused him regularly and eagerly. At the same time, however, there is an honesty and a directness there, one without cruelty or derision, that he finds reassuring. If nothing else he knows where he stands with Farren and he can appreciate that much, at least.
PACKMATE, WEREWOLF, FIREFIGHTER
Julian frightens Sam, plain and simple. Their first meeting was anything but carefree and though Sam understands Julian was just doing his duty to the pack it has left an impression on him that seems unlikely to fade. Knowing that there is someone around who doesn’t trust him isn’t surprising but that doesn’t mean it isn’t upsetting to him, as much as he tries to hide that. Julian is just protecting his pack, after all, and Sam can understand those instincts better than he understands most other things in the world.
UNKNOWN, WEREWOLF, UNEMPLOYED
Sam has only met Cat once and doesn’t even know her name, let alone what to think of her. To him she is an unknown entity, an unfamiliar wolf who boldly approached the edge of Summers territory and investigated what was on the other side. She intimidated him, as most everyone does, but didn’t make any move to attack. What exactly her intentions are he couldn’t even begin to assume but he is wary, as always.
TORMENTOR, WEREWOLF, THIEF
Lacey was one of those in the Evans Pack who took the utmost delight in tormenting Sam and making his existence a miserable and thoroughly uncomfortable one. She was also one of the wolves in the pack who frightened Sam the most, her spite and vindictive nature means she lashes out blindly and he was always her first choice for a target. Few others outside of his parents have as powerful an effect on Sam as Lacey does.