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Summary:
Jake/ Samara 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.


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8. Mending What is Broken

Rating 3.5/5   Word Count 1127   Review this Chapter

Jacob was sitting in the waiting room hunched over his hands dangling between his knees. His longish hair was covering his face.

"Jake? Have you seen anybody yet?"

His head snapped up to look at her. "Yeah. Um... They're in a coma. Both of them. T-they're running some tests to see why, but nothing has come up. They can't explain what happened. Or the burns. We'll be able to see them soon."

Samara nodded and sat down in the chair next to his. "I-I-what do you need me to do?"

He took her hand and squeezed it. "Stay."

She nodded.

"How did they get your number?"

Samara shrugged. "She must have taken it years ago. I have hers, she gave it to be when I told her I did not have your number or any way to get a hold of you. She did not want that thing to come back again."

He just nodded. "Sorry I snapped like that."

"It's alright." She paused. "She has to see him, Jake. Bella has to come and see her father."

"It's not safe," he snapped.

"Not safe for whom? I know she's young, but she has all those people who can control her. Charlie might die, Jacob. She needs to be with him, they need to fix any broken bridges."

"You probably should fix your own father/daughter relationship before you go around fixing others."

Samara pulled her hand back quickly and felt her eyes stinging.

Jacob cringed. "I'm sorry, I shouldn't- That was not right for me to say. Please, just-I'm sorry."

"You're probably right, but I can't. Not yet."

Jacob sighed and shook his head, taking her hand again. "We'll have to put it up for a vote. I can't make such a big decision without input from the rest of the pack. I'm only doing this for you, you know."

She kissed him on the cheek. "Thank you, Jacob."

"Mr. Black? You can go see your father now."

Jacob nodded to the nurse who motioned for both of them to follow her.

Billy and Charlie were in the same room together, lying motionless with their eyes closed. They looked pale and drawn, even Billy's dark skin was a few shades lighter. A mean looking red wheel was on both their cheeks.

"We don't know what caused this cationic state or those burns. They are no where else on their body. I-there is nothing we can do, but wait until they wake up."

"Thank you," Jacob murmured.

The nurse left.

Samara walked closer to Billy and bent down to inspect the curse mark. She could just make out the sun and fire sign on it. It was one of the more nasty curses. A dark one. She gasped and stepped back, trying to fight the sick feeling of panic and guilt.

This mark meant that they would slowly burn away from the inside. When it would start, was unknown, but the effects were unstoppable. She could not break it no matter how powerful she was; only the caster was able too.

"Why?" she murmured. She turned to Jake and wrapped her arms as best she could around his chest. "Jacob, I am so, so, sorry." She held back her sob.

"It's not your fault, Samara."

She just cried harder.

Hours later they were heading back to the reservation where the rest of the pack was waiting to hear the news. The entered his house hand in hand to see them all. Paul, Embry and Leah were standing against the back wall, while Sam, Emily and Quil took the seats. Jared, Brady, Seth and Collin were spread out across the floor.

They all stopped talking when they walked through the door.

"What happened?" Seth asked.

Jacob sighed and ran his fingers through his hair. "They are both in a coma. The doctors can't explain why nor do they know when they will wake up. There are also some unexplained burns."

Everyone was talking at once.

"How did this happen?"

"That's impossible."

"We're werewolves nothing's impossible."

"Will they ever wake up?"

"What will we do?"

"I'm going to call the Cullens," Samara said loudly over them.

That got them quiet.

"I promised them."

"Wait," Sam said. "What?"

"They called. They saw it a moment to late," Embry said.

Samara nodded once and went into the kitchen for quiet. She could hear Jacob's voice speaking quietly as she found Alice's number and punched it in. It rang once.

"Hello? Are they alright."

"Is everyone there, Alice, I don't want to have to say it twice."

"Hold on." There was a muffled sound and Samara heard a commotion from the living room on her side.

"You have got to be kidding me!"

"Like hell we'll do that."

Jacob said something else, but Alice came back to the phone before she could make it out.

"Alright."

"Well," Samara paused and took another deep breath. "They-the doctors don't know if they will wake up. That's the best way I can put it. I'm sorry. You have no idea how many times I've had to say that tonight." She sat on the edge of one of the chairs. "Bella? Are you alright?"

"Yes," came the whispered reply.

"I-I wish I could do something. Anything, for both of them."

"Thank you. It's not your fault, though."

Jacob appeared in the doorway just then motioning to her. She frowned up at him.

"So people keep telling me."

"They can come."

"C-can you hold on a minute?" She looked up at him "You tell them."

"No."

"Can you put Carlisle on?"

"He's hunting."

"Edward then."

Alice turned the phone off of speaker and that strange male voice came on. "Yes?"

Samara held the phone out to Jacob who shook his head.

"Do it," she whispered.

"No," he whispered back.

"For me?"

He just starred at her. "Damn you." And he took the phone.

"Cullen! You can come. Of course there are some rules, pay attention one infraction and your dead, or whatever."

Jake pressed the speaker button the phone again.

"Go ahead," Edward said. His voice was tight.

"Bella stays out of town. The only place she can go is the hospital and if that's too much then tough. She does not go anywhere with out one of you."

"Duh."

Samara blinked at that.

"You keep to the rest of the treaty. Stay off our lands, away from our people. Don't even speak to them."

"That's a little much isn't it, Jake?"

Jacob sent her a glare.

"I'll talk to you, Samara."

"Thank you Alice. I'm going in the living room," she told Jake.

Jacob emerged a few minutes later and tossed her the phone. "They'll be here by tomorrow."

Paul scowled. "I still don't think this is a good idea."

"Me either, Paul," Jacob said. "Me either."