I turned the water on as hot as I could stand it and stripped off my clothes. The water warmed my skin and I let it wet my hair so I could lather it with shampoo. With the scent of my coconut shampoo lingering in the air, I began to feel dizzy. I leaned heavily against the glass shower door, my fingers gliding across the wet glass. Something wasn’t right.
I fell to my knees, pain zinging up my legs. Being a shifter, something like this shouldn’t be happening in the first place, let alone hurting. My stomach heaved and I felt like I needed to throw up but nothing came out of my stomach. I curled into the fetal position, the water falling down on my naked body.
I tried to get up, but I couldn’t get my limbs to move. I felt paralyzed.
“Caeden!” I called, sobbing. “Caeden!”
I heard Archie barking and scratching at the closed bathroom door.
My body heaved again as my stomach tried to empty.
The bathroom door burst open and through the steam fogging the shower door I saw Caeden’s form run towards me. He pulled the door open and reached inside to turn the water off. Soap still clung to my body.
“Sophie,” his voice cracked in fear.
“I can’t move,” my words were shaky as I shivered.
He grabbed a towel, swiftly drying my body before wrapping it around me as he pulled me into his arms. He was trying to be strong for me, but I saw the worry shimmering in his blue eyes. Something was wrong with me.