“This is my place, this is my life and we’re better than them. I’m better than anyone else.”
Here is Johnny Reed and it’s a name you should never forget or he’ll make you regret it. Everyone in Tala Springs knows his name and they hate it as much as they fear it, because Johnny is dangerous. He doesn’t mind stepping over people to get whatever he wants, using them in the process. You may think there is a sweet and actually caring guy underneath all the jerkiness, but there isn’t, he only cares about Emily. He’s a proper asshole and he doesn’t give a fuck about what anyone else thinks about it. He thinks that he’s better than anyone else anyway. As soon as he could, he quit the school and started working on what would be his passion, as much as he loves being a wolf, he also loves cars and motorcycles, so he started working in a small garage in town and his work now usually requires him to go to Tampa a couple of days a week, having now collected enough money to start his own business, yet he’s somewhat reluctant. Even though work seems to be good for him, he’s a trouble maker and you could say that he would have sex with every girl in town if it wasn’t because of hid loathe towards humans. Still, Johnny respects the wishes of the pack, even if he defies the alpha of the pack everytime he gets the chance to do so, which, unfortunately, is almost all of the time. The only thing which explains his stupid behavior, is the fact that he hates his cousin, Alec, they don’t have a good relationship, they’re always fighting. Johnny knows very well how to make his cousin’s patience wear thin, who also happens to be the beta of the pack and the son of the alpha. This only gives him more reasons to hate Alec, not to mention that despite the countless number of fights and the scars he has to prove them, most of the times, he ends up losing and being humiliated by his cousin, who isn’t only stronger but younger. Then, again, there might be another reason to explain this behaviour. And that is Matt.
Johnny was used to playing the big brother role until he couldn’t stand Matt’s bullshit anymore, he couldn’t breathe, he needed air, his own espace and his own life. He was tired of taking care of him, of warning him, of having to get him out of trouble. He really does love his siblings, Emily and Matt, but he just couldn’t deal with it anymore. He had no more energy. He gave up and moved to live on his own when he was about twenty, aware of the tragic consequences that this could have on Matt. Everything happened as he had predicted and he not only hates himself for what has happened to Matt, but he loathes his own brother, because of the crazy monster he has turned out to be, the shame of his family, the shame of the pack. They didn’t have a hard life, no reasons to turn out being problematic children, their uncle gave them everything they needed and they were happy with it. They even had a happy childhood and Johnny doesn’t understand how his brother ended up turning into a monster, denying his nature and damning himself to live a cursed life. Now he refuses to think of Matt as his brother. Having only Emily to take care of, Johnny convinced her to move in with their cousins, Isabelle and Jane, even if that implies that she has to live with Alec, leaving him alone.