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1. Chapter 1
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The smell was burning her nose.
She was running through the forest, tracking a deer and about to pounce. Without any warning, a horrible smell hit her nose. She went through her memory, trying to realize what that smell was, and suddenly it hit her. Dog. She ran faster, forgetting all about the deer. Ten minutes later, she was with the wolf.
Earlier that day, Alice had invited Edward, Jasper, Rosalie, and Emmett to go hunting with her, but Rosalie and Emmett were going to hang out together for the whole day. Alone time, they called it. Jasper and Edward were going to take Bella out to eat. So it was just Alice, alone. She had read a book, but it was almost the fifth time she’d read it, so she put it down and paced restlessly.
“What am I going to do?? Everyone’s gone. Even Carlisle and Esme went out to have a romantic dinner. I guess I should go hunting now…” she said resignedly.
Slowly she walked out of the house, in no rush to be anywhere. Right now, the most important thing was taking her time, so she wouldn’t have to be in the house alone. She walked through the woods, admiring the beauty of nature for the first time in a long time. After she had walked around for about two hours, she decided that it was time to get down to business, and catch some lunch. She jogged steadily until she smelled a deer that seemed to be healthy. She ran until she was close enough to pounce, but she enjoyed the chase, so she followed it, sneaking up behind it and jumping up in front of it, to startle it back the other direction. After about 15 minutes of that, sound and smell of the blood was too strong for her to resist.
Just as she tensed her leg muscles to jump, a horrible smell hit her nose that froze her completely in her tracks. She was like a deer caught in headlights, or in the path of a vampire. She laughed ironically for a second, realizing how the tables had been turned. She looked around for the deer, but realized that it was long gone. She refocused on the smell, going through her memory, trying to identify it. Suddenly it hit her like a ton of bricks. Dog. The worst kind of dog. A werewolf.
She took off running, not even aware of her surroundings. It was like her instincts were taking over her completely, smelling her enemy at its weakest moment. Without any warning, she ran into a small, dimly lit clearing. On the ground, still transformed, was a wolf.
She could clearly see three huge, bloody gashes across its chest, blood steadily pouring out. She could see that it was healing before her eyes, but she didn’t think that he would be able to heal before he bled to death. Not knowing what else to do, she took a deep breath and did the last thing she ever thought she would do. She spoke to a wolf.
“Look, I know that you’re injured, and I know that if you don’t get help right now, it’s most probable that you are going to bleed to death. If you want, I can help, but I can only do that if you transform back into a human. If you give me a minute I’ll go to my house and get some supplies. While I’m gone, I want you to concentrate your hardest on transforming back.” She spoke quietly, trying to calm the wolf. As soon as she finished speaking, she heard a soft whine, and knew that it meant that he was okay with her plan.
As soon as she heard the whine, she turned and ran her fastest back to her house. In under 3 minutes, she was back in the clearing. Lying on the ground, completely naked and writhing in pain, was Embry.
Acting oblivious to, but noticing, his complete nakedness, she knelt down and started to treat his wound. As soon as she felt his skin, she knew that this was the greatest feeling ever. The only warm person she had ever touched was Bella, and those touches were slight and necessary. She was afraid that if she ever touched Bella for too long, she might accidentally hurt her. It was in her nature to give in to her instincts, and Bella’s smell was always slightly calling to her.
As she started treating his wound, she realized that she was wrong. She didn’t know how fast wolves healed, and she had clearly underestimated their power. All she had to do was to put some antibiotic on it, to keep it from getting infected. As soon as she put the antibiotic on, Embry grimaced with pain.
Without a second thought, Alice put a gentle hand on his face.
“Don’t worry Embry; it’s going to be fine. I’m here,” she whispered soothingly.
In the blink of an eye, his expression changed from one of pain, to one of surprise.
“You -- you're actually talking to me? I thought me and my friends disgusted you…”
She smiled and said “Well, now that you mention it, the smell is atrocious. But only a little.” She winked. “It actually smells okay. Kind of like a vulnerable puppy. And believe me, vulnerable does have a smell.”
During this whole conversation, she had kept her hand on his cheek, and Embry, now almost completely healed, sat up a bit and moved his hand up to grasp hers.
“You know…out of the leeches, you’ve always been the prettiest one for me. Not even your friend Rosalie seems as pretty as you.”
He pulled her by the hand, down to meet him on the cold, forest ground. Alice noticed that with Embry around, nothing felt that cold, not even the ground. At the same time, they realized what they wanted.
They turned towards each other, muttering incomprehensibly.
“This isn’t right--” he tried to whisper, but was stopped when he saw the look in her eyes. He realized that no matter what he said, this was inevitable.
“You’re right. We could get --” but she was blocked by the smell of Embry’s breath on her face. They were now less then two inches apart, staring right into each other’s eyes. They leaned forward eyes never wavering from their faces. Suddenly, they both leaned forward, and eagerly pressed their lips together.
They crushed themselves together, exploring each other’s mouths without inhibition. Abruptly, they stopped. Alice thinking of Jasper, Embry thinking of his clan. They looked at each other with fear, thinking of how they would explain this to everyone.
They whispered quickly, brainstorming on how to explain. They decided that they would say that it was a one time thing, just an experiment.
Deep down, they both knew that this was anything but an experiment, and that it was a moment they would share forever.