Jake and Samara are together again for the first time in years and everything will be alright now. They deserve it, right? When strange visitors come to Forks, Billy Black and Charlie Swan are put in the hospital. Now, Samara's past is brought to the light and the secrets Jacob knew she always hid are darker then he could have ever imagined. Lies, betrayals and the return of old friends and enemies, turn Forks Washington and the surrounding area into a battle ground, where the fate of all the immortals will be decided. This is the sequel to Watermark Book two of the Imprints of Life series Final Chapter posted.
18. Team Effort
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Jacob watched her leave with a heavy heart. Half of him was afraid he would ever see her again and the other half was proud. Edward came outside and stood next to him, watching.
"She's strong," he said finally. "You shouldn't worry about her."
Jacob nodded. "Interesting place we've ended up, fighting side by side again."
Edward rolled his eyes. "Yeah, well, this time it's your girl causing the trouble not mine."
Jacob smirked and shook his head. "She's won't be coming will she?"
"Esme won't let her." Edward paused. "She's beginning to hate us. I would not be surprised if in a few years she goes rogue. Watch out if she does, you and Samara will be the first people she goes after."
"She remembers your devotion to her. In her mind, you have betrayed her and Samara is the one who caused it. She doesn't remember or get that she rejected you."
Jacob cringed, but Edward continued. "It's irrational. I know this so do you, but she doesn't."
"We don't have time to discuss your wife," Jacob said finally.
"No, no, we don't."
"Let's go then."
They entered the kitchen to find everyone standing at the ready. Ben and Emily looked a little ill at ease with all the overly large frames around them.
"Ben, Emily, Sally and Brit, you all go with Seth to a safe place."
Normally, Seth would have argued, but the thought of protecting Sally won out over any blood lust he had for witches. Motioning them to follow, he took Sally's small hand and led them out the back door.
"We'll stay in pairs," Jacob continued. "I want Brady and Jared to go together, Jasper and Paul, Emmet and Quil, Embry and Rosalie, Carlisle and Sam, Leah and Alice, Collin, you stay here and make sure nothing gets past this house." Jacob was grim and standing as tall as Emmett. No one was about to argue in this situation.
"What's the strategy?" Sam asked.
Jacob paused and frowned, before looking at Jasper.
The vampire started and blinked. "Get them before they get you, but kill as little as possible," he said softly.
Alice looked surprised at this, he normally would have thought out something complex, but Alice realized they were trying to buy time and that if Samara succeeded the witches would be harmless.
"Secure the perimeter," Jacob continued. "We don't want them near people."
There was a series of nods before Jacob dismissed them. He glanced at Edward. "Let's go."
They were out for a good hour, Jacob in wolf form and Edward walking beside him, before they got a whiff of trouble. Ten women stood near the tree line, watching them. They glowed with many different colors, much like Jacob had seen Samara do that day. Their eyes were steely.
What coven are they from? Jacob asked.
"Does it matter?"
Jake, there's a lot of them, Paul's voice rang in his head. I don't know if we can take them all.
We just need to buy time. Remember don't kill them if you can help it, but if you have to-
Edward let out a low hiss and a searing pain erupted in Jacob's side. He smelt his own charred fur as he was thrown a few feet. He landed hard, with Edward beside him.
"Spell," Edward muttered. "Fire."
Jacob growled and got to his feet, before he lunged at the closest witch. She fell back with a gasp and another one threw their fiery magic at him. Ready for it, he dodged and landed on her, snapping her neck. She lay still and Jacob growled at the others, hoping one death would show the others that he meant business. It worked, some of the women dropped to their knees as Edward tore the throat out of one who tried to hit him again. But there were still more who did not.
They were dedicated and strong. Blow after blow was launched at the werewolf and vampire and the witches slowly drove them back.
Jacob didn't know how long he fought and dodged and took people down. It seemed like much more then ten women he was fighting and he had killed three already. Suddenly, a howl was heard and a large beam of shadowy light could be seen above the tree tops. The witches stopped and stared at it.
"The Other World," one murmured.
"Do you think the Mistress succeeded?" another asked.
Jacob growled. They had been distracting them and the rest of the pack so either Samara's mother or her aunt could get through. Probably both covens were here and trying to catch their power source.
We need to get to her, Jacob said.
They both took off running in the direction they had seen the light, leaving the remaining witches. It took no longer then five minutes before Samara's scent was the strongest thing to him. Edward stopped running and Jacob followed suit. Slowly they approached the clearing just in time to find Samara falling to the ground in a dead faint.
Three women and a man stood with her, shaking. Two of them looked similar.
"Her aunt and mother," Edward said. "The two others are Amelia and Devin."
At the sound of his voice all four of them looked up. Samara's mouth gasped and took a step backwards.
Sarah, took one look at Edward and then ran over to Samara's form, holding the girl in her arms.
Jacob growled and stepped forward.
"It's alright," Edward told him. "She means no harm. The other two, though..." Edward trailed off before grinning. "Well, they can't do anything to us anymore."
Diane snarled at him and took a step forward. "How dare you say that I am-"
"Powerless," Edward finished. "She succeeded in destroying what you worked so hard to do."
Devin stepped forward also. "Doesn't mean we will go down easily."
Edward opened his mouth and closed it again, looking down at Jacob. "You really should, you know."
Jacob did not answer. He just phased back into human, in front of three very shocked women and pulled on his jeans.
"What were you saying?" he asked Devin slowly.
"That you can't bring me down." Devin tipped his chin so he could look Jacob in his face. He kept a straight face, but Jacob could see the fear in his eyes and smell it in the air.
Jacob pursed his lips and nodded. "Ah."
Devin did not make a sound when he fell to the ground and Jacob unclenched his fist with a smug look down at the body.
- Why Do You Do That?
- Being a Friend
- Party Like A Werewolf
- Bad At This
- Visting Terror
- Near Death
- Mending What is Broken
- So Much For A Happy Ending
- Something Wicked This Way Come
- There is Always Time
- The Best Laid Plans of Wolves and Vamps
- Only For Him
- Mom, Dad and The Truth
- Team Effort
- Come Back to Me
- We're Alright
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