i'd like to say that this isn't your typical "Jacob finally imprints" story, except that it is. The teen rating is a safety net. Just in case something later in the story requires it. Jacob/OC ok. I'm really, really sorry. This story is just not working out. so unless I have some huge story epiphany, this story is cancelled.again, I'm really really sorry.
This is my first story. Enjoy!
1. Chapter 1: Seeing Her
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Chapter one: seeing her
I had nothing to do today. Since meaning left my life, I had avoided having nothing to do. I found I could keep my mind off of the pain more easily if I was preoccupied. Even then, I could not escape thoughts of her. Even as a wolf, I was tormented by the sound of her beautiful voice in my head and the ghost of the feeling of her lips on mine. It was worse, really, without other people to keep me distracted. So I came back. It took almost as long for me to become human again as it had been the first time I changed.
I threw myself into my work after that. I patrolled the reservation for hours every night and after those vile bloodsuckers left, all of Forks. I wished, not for the first time, that the pack's minds weren't connected like they were. It hurt to feel their pity.
I struggled fruitlessly to keep my mind blank as I wandered aimlessly down first beach. The sight of a long, white driftwood tree that was much too familiar sent me gasping for breath as if I'd been punched in the chest. It felt like reminders of her were everywhere. Every direction I turned, something would cause the pain to come back, as strong as ever. Sam and Emily together, a blush on a stranger's cheek, even my garage- a place that had always been a haven for me. It held too many memories of her. It also held our motorcycles. I had tried to throw them out, but hadn't been able to get rid of the last piece I had of her. It felt like a piece of me had gone missing. I understood why Bella- I winced as I thought her name- had had to wrap her arms around herself after he left her.
I needed to run. I needed to try to let the speed erase the pain. I was glad I could run so fast. Better than motorcycles, faster than most cars.
I ran into the forest and quickly changed. The wind rushed past me, temporarily erasing all thoughts. I dodged rocks and trees with the surreal grace that came with being a werewolf. Thankfully, the pack all seemed to be human at the moment, so I wasn't going to have to listen to them worry. But nothing could ever keep the pain away for long. I eventually slowed my pace to a walk.
I stopped when my acute hearing picked up the sound of someone weeping in the forest. Without thinking about it, I shifted, put on my shorts, and followed the sound. About half a mile into the trees, I spotted a girl sitting on the damp ground with her head in her hands. She looked about my age- seventeen. She was ivory skinned with thick, wavy, auburn hair down to the middle of her back.
"Hello?" I called out to her.
She started at the sound of my voice.
"I'm sorry." I said softly. I was only a foot away from her now. "I didn't mean to scare you. Are you ok?"
She looked up to meet my gaze and I was dumbstruck by her eyes. They were a bright sapphire, with small flecks of gold that seemed to make them shimmer. "I-I'm just lost" she stammered. Her voice was hoarse- probably from shouting for help. "I'm here in Forks visiting my cousin Tyler. He and a bunch of his friends were hanging out on the beach. I got bored and went to explore the forest. I couldn't find my way back out." Her large eyes filled with tears again and I felt the strange, overpowering urge to protect her from anything that would cause her pain.
I reached a hand out to her to help her up. Her eyes widened slightly as she felt my burning skin, but she grabbed my hand and got to her feet, brushing the dirt and mud off the back of her dark jeans. She was fairly tall, but her head still only came up to my shoulder. "I'm Jacob Black. I live here in La Push, I know my way around the forest. I can help you out."
"I'm Amber Langley" The name sounded melodious and beautiful falling from her lips. Amber Amber Amber. My thoughts repeated her name over and over. "Thanks Jacob." Amber said yanking me back to the real world. She smiled at me and my heart soared. I suddenly felt as though I could live to make her happy.
"No problem" I smiled back, took her cool hand in mine and led her out of the dark trees.