Everything started so innocently, a simple bonfire upon the beach, but then things got complicated. Lives were changed and hearts were shocked... (A La Push gang Fan fiction) Chapter 25 is out!!!
We had a little too much fun with the packs valentine's day one shot, so we decided to make it into a whole story!
12. Fears and Hospitals
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“Please, believe me,” he sighed, and ever so gently, he let the news fall. “I’m a real werewolf, and I imprinted on you, just like in the legends.”
I stared at him unblinkingly, my mind unable to process. He just stared up at me, trying to decipher my surprise.
“Say something.” His voice broke and my heart thudded painfully.
“I…can’t believe you,” I whispered, shaking my head as if to convince myself more than him. He hung his head and squeezed my hands.
“I know it’s unbelievable, but it’s true, trust me.”
I didn’t know what to think…was he joking, or just trying to test me or something?
“How can I believe something as outrageous as that, Embry?” I asked, my voice sluggish. He sighed and looked up, and I saw pure honesty in his chocolate brown eyes.
“Haven’t you wondered about my body heat? Isn’t it a bit higher than any other human? What about when I told you I had superpower hearing and smelling? And I said not all dogs are like the ones you’ve met? This is true Mashaal, I am a werewolf, and so are Jake, Paul, Sam, and others you haven’t even met yet.”
“I…are you sure?” I stuttered.
“Yeah…I’ll show you, hold up.” He stood up and I finally snapped out of my daze.
“Wait, you’re gonna turn into one right now?!” I shrieked.
“Yeah, but I’ll do it in the forest so I won’t scare you, ok?” After that, he ran off into the deep woods. My eyes followed him, but he didn’t come right back out. After a few moments, the waves crashing into the beach made me look away.
I heard a soft whining noise behind me and the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I slowly turned to my side, breathing heavily. There stood a huge creature, sitting on it’s hind legs and staring at me with chocolate colored eyes. The wolf was gray with dark spots, and it was looking down as if trying to not scare me.
I stood up slowly, backing away. The inside of my mouth tasted like dry chalk---every childhood memory of fear came crashing down on me, and I felt the world around me shake. Wait, no, the world was not shaking---I was.
“Embry?” I croaked out. The giant wolf looked up and I saw a trace of Embry in it’s face. Then, surprisingly, it nodded it’s giant head and stood up on all four legs. It was bigger than I thought, almost reaching the height of a horse, and it’s teeth looked sharper than knives.
“This is…” I started, but before I could finish my sentence, the wolf turned it’s head to the side. Three things happened simultaneously---first, I heard a shout, then I saw another wolf further away, then the Embry wolf in front of me ran off in that direction.
Even though every part of my brain told me to stay put and not follow something so dangerous, my heart told me to follow him, because even though he might be a wolf that I was so scared of, I still loved him.
So, I started to run after him, of course much slower and tripping across the heavy sand. A girl laying on the sandy floor caught my eye, and with a gasp I realized it was Abby. The other two wolves started to fight and the Embry wolf chased the wolf I’m assuming was Paul into the forest.
“Abby!” I shrieked, falling down into the sand next to her. I saw Sam running after them, and he soon also flung into the air and shifted. I had never seen anything as colossal as seeing a man shift into a wolf. It was like the air whipped around his clothes and then suddenly they were on the floor in tears, and a huge black wolf erupted out of nowhere.
I looked back down at a stunned Abby and gave another yelp as I saw her arm. Blood was running down in streams from a wolf bite and when Emily and Leah came, they gasped also.
“I think we should get her to the hospital!” Emily said to me, sitting next to Abby.
We tried to shake Abby into looking at us, but she wouldn’t respond, she was staring at the forest where the wolves had faded into.
“Do you think she’s in shock?” Leah asked me.
“I don’t know. I’ve never seen her like this,” I told her, starting to cry a little. Hold yourself together, Mashaal! This is not the time to cry like a baby! I thought hysterically.
“Billy, I’m going to take the truck. When the boys get back send them to the Forks Hospital.” Emily called out to Billy, who nodded and threw her the keys. I looked around and saw Jake running after Sam and into the forest, still human, but probably not for long.
Emily, Leah, and I picked up Abby gingerly, letting her slightly use her own legs also. We helped her into Billy’s huge truck and she started to whimper. I held her as Emily drove to the Fork’s Hospital quickly and Leah tied a ripped up shirt cloth to Abby’s arm to stop the blood flow.
We were at the hospital soon enough and we helped Abby out, half-carrying her inside the glass doors and into the emergency waiting room. Before we could haul her up to the receptionist’s desk, she had blacked out.
“Abby? Baby, are you ok?” I asked her, shaking her as if she were going to wake up.
“Calm down, it’s ok, she’ll be fine!” Emily said, looking at me with calmness. Seeing her finally made me relax a bit, enough to breathe.
While Leah and Emily signed papers and explained what happened to the nurses, a man helped me put Abby onto a stretcher. We walked with her down a long hallway, and I held her unharmed hand, hoping and praying she’d be ok.
“What did she get bitten by?” The man who helped us asked. I didn’t answer, but just looked at Emily and Leah.
“A huge dog. She was running along the beach, just playing with it, and it got mad…and bit her!” Leah made up the story as quick as she could.
Two doctors came out of the double doors and dragged Abby’s stretcher inside. When I tried to follow, they stopped me.
“No, you all are going to have to stay outside, ma’am.” The male doctor said.
“What? No, I’m going inside!” I shrieked, losing the little bit of calm I had just gained.
“Are you relatives?” He asked me.
“I…no, not really, but she’s pregnant! She needs someone with her!”
That got everyone’s attention.
“She’s pregnant?” Emily asked, shocked.
“Paul’s gonna be a dad?” Leah yelped. A sad look came to her eyes. “Well, at least she’ll have someone to love her. Great, all we need is more----” She was interrupted.
“This woman needs help right now, we will inform you about her condition as soon as we can.” The woman doctor said, pushing the stretcher between the doors.
I started to cry again, and I felt someone hug me. I looked up and saw Emily, then I hugged her back. She was like a mother, and it was nice to not be the mother for once in a bad situation.
“She’ll be ok, here, just take a seat,” Leah said, helping me sit down.
So we sat there for a countless amount of time, trying to ask the nurses what was going on, and waiting for the boys to come back.
“I’m sorry, I’m ruining your pretty shirt,” I said to Emily, whose green shirt was now soaked with my tears.
“It’s fine! I don’t think we’ve had a chance to meet though,” she said kindly.
“I’m Mashaal, from Texas. Abby and I were visiting last month and then when we found out Abby was pregnant, we ran away and came back. You’re married to Sam, right?” My words jumbled together, trying to talk without crying again.
“Well, we’re not married yet, just engaged. And Embry told me about you. I’m glad he imprinted on such a nice girl,” she said. I smiled weakly and hugged her again.
“I’m Leah, although you probably already knew that,” she said. I turned and gave her a smile too.
“Yeah, Embry told me about you earlier today. It’s nice to meet you,” I said. She smiled and patted my shoulder.
“Everything’s going to be fine, the guys will…Oh! They’ll be here in a second,” she said, standing up.
“How do you---” before I could ask, the boys came running into the emergency room.
Sam, Paul, Embry, Jake, and three other younger boys came in, all half-naked with jogging pants on. I saw Embry and Paul look around wildly, and run up to us. The few other people in the room were cowering behind desks and shrinking into chairs, afraid of the seven huge men.
“Mashaal,” Embry said, his breathing ragged as he kneeled in front of me.
“Emily, how is she?” Paul’s voice was on the verge of breaking down and he looked almost pitifully sorry.
“She’s in the check-up right now, and the doctors said they’d tell about her as soon as they could,” she said to Sam and Paul.
“Shit, I’m so stupid!” Paul said angrily. He began pacing to and fro beside the doors and muttering curses under his breath.
“Are you ok?” Embry asked me, worry traced in his eyes. I nodded dumbly and looked away.
“Why didn’t you tell us she was pregnant?” Leah asked Paul. He stared back wildly and then looked towards me.
“She said she wanted to surprise you all later!” Paul said quickly. Sam looked up, almost completely calm.
“Paul, calm down and sit!” He hissed at Paul, who immediately sat down.
“Mashaal, you’re shaking and gasping. Are you sure you’re fine?” Embry asked me, trying to get me to look at him.
“Maybe she’s going into shock too!” One of the boys said. I looked up at him and tried to shake my head.
“Who are you guys?” I asked thickly to the three boys who were nervously sitting in the chairs across from me.
“I’m Seth Clearwater, Leah’s brother,” the blonde haired boy said, smiling slightly at me. He had was tall and gangly, but still well-built.
“I’m Collin,” the shorter one said. He was so young, too young.
“I’m Brady,” the last one said. He looked almost as nervous as I was, and maybe even younger than Collin.
“Hi,” I said weakly. If I put all the characteristics of being a werewolf together, I could assume they were werewolves too. So, that’s…seven werewolves so far, how many were there? It was a pretty big pack, I’m guessing Sam was the leader right?
All these thoughts zoomed through my head, and I couldn’t look Embry in the eyes anymore. The room felt so small, and I couldn’t stop shaking. Emily was talking to Sam in whispers and Jake was sitting with a blank expression next to me.
Just then, the door opened and the doctor came out. We all pounced and stood up, waiting for his news.
“She’ll be alright, the bone of her arm was fractured by the force of the bite, but the baby is unharmed as far as we can tell so far, and she hasn’t had too much blood loss. There is no reason to be alarmed,” the doctor said kindly. I sat back down and sighed in relief.
“Is she awake?” Paul asked.
“No, I’m sorry, she’s asleep and probably will be for the rest of the night.” The doctor left after that, and Paul finally took a seat. I couldn’t help but feel angry with him.
“Embry,” I whispered. He looked up at me, but I didn’t look him in the eyes still. “Can I ask you a few questions?”
“Yeah, of course, anything,” he said quickly.
“So,” I fidgeted with my shirt, wondering where to start. “When did you find out?”
“About January ‘06,” he said, knowing exactly what I was talking about.
“And…how many of you guys are there?” I looked around at the boys.
“10. Sam, Jake, Paul, Seth, Quil, Collin, Brady, Jared, Leah and me,” he recited, counting on his fingers. I looked up at Leah, whose eyes were trained at the door.
“Leah? Really?” I asked softly. She nodded but didn’t say anything or look at me.
“So…can you do it whenever you want?” I asked him.
“Pretty much. It also revolves around our temper,” he said. Suddenly, Paul stood up.
“Goin for a walk outside, tell me if the doctor says anything,” he said. Sam nodded and I couldn’t help but narrow my eyes at his back when he left.
“Don’t be mad at Paul, Mashaal, we all make mistakes sometimes,” Emily said. When I looked towards her, the scars that mauled her face came into light. God, I was slow. I swallowed hard and felt another tear slip down my cheek.
“As long as she’s ok, I’m not mad at him. A bit sorry for him, but not mad,” I said. “She’s like a sister, so I tend to get really emotional.”
“That’s completely understandable,” Sam said. I had misjudged his demeanor so much, and I felt guilty for that. He really was just like an older brother to them all, and he really cared about me and Abby.
“What is going on here?” An elderly nurse asked as she came out of the door. “Why are you all not completely dressed? I understand the emergency of the situation before, but there are rules in this hospital. I suggest you all go home and get some rest then come back with proper attire!”
I laughed a bit, feeling the tension around the room decrease, and everyone turned to me. Obviously after seeing me cry like a baby before, they were surprised to see me laugh.
“What? I have mood swings a lot!” I tried to defend myself. Seth, Collin, and Brady started to laugh and even Sam cracked a smile.
“Let’s go, we’ll come back in while,” Sam stood up. The rest of the boys followed him, but Leah, Emily, Embry and I stayed. They would bring back clothes for Embry and Paul who was still outside.
“Hey,” Embry said, putting two of his fingers under my chin. He gently pulled my face towards him. “You haven’t looked at me. Are you angry?”
I slowly looked up at him, trailing my eyes over his perfect face. I shook my head lightly and leaned closer to him. Without a moment’s hesitation, his lips were on mine and my entire body relaxed.
“I’m not angry. I still love you…even if you do turn into a wolf.” I smiled. He grinned back and kissed me again.
“And you really imprinted on me?” I asked, breathing harder as we broke apart.
“Yup.” He nodded. I struggled to concentrate on something other than his lips.
“So, I haven’t met Quil or Jared yet. What are they like?”
For the rest of the night, we got reacquainted with each other’s lives. He told me all about the past two years of him being a werewolf, and everything. He told me about Quil’s imprint on a toddler, and Jared’s Kim. He talked about when there was a huge battle of newborn vampires and how the pack joined with a Covent of vampires named the Cullens.
After the other boys came back, and Paul finally came inside, I found myself taking a cat nap across Embry’s lap.
“Oooh, it’s getting hot in here, don’t ya think?” Jake teased as I was woken up close to dawn. I stretched out and leaned over Embry’s shoulder to punch his shoulder playfully.
“OUCH!” I shrieked, pulling back my hand and cradling it against my chest. That boy was hard! And not in the adulterated context either.
“You shouldn’t punch werewolves.” He glowered at me. My eyes widened and I bit down on my lip.
“What do mean?” I asked nervously. After a moment, he shook his head and Embry visibly relaxed.
“People who punch us suffer the consequences. Come with a crowbar next time,” Jake said, smiling slightly.
“Ok…now I’m confused,” I said, looking between them.
“It’s nothing, just a memory,” he replied, standing up. “I’m gonna go get some cokes, who else wants some?” He asked.
Pretty much everyone raised their hands and he counted, then left. When he came back, he came bearing donuts also, and I realized then that I hadn’t had anything to eat since yesterday afternoon. I thanked him graciously and nibbled on a chocolate one with sprinkles on it.
A few hours later, the elderly nurse came back out again and we all looked up at her, anxious and ready for any news.
“Abby is awake, if you wish to see her, in room 103,” she said before opening the door to that long hallway that I’d been trying to get into all night.
Quicker than I’d ever thought possible, I got up and ran through the hallway, tripping only once and collided into the door of room 103. Everyone followed me, and I ran up to Abby’s bed, hugging her thin body and looking over her to make sure she was alright.
“Oh my god, are you okay? Don't ever do that to me again. You just blacked out, I thought something was horribly wrong, and they wouldn't let me see you. I had to wait in the lobby the entire night and the nurse would just tell us that you weren't in critical condition, but nothing else.” My words came out in a hysterical sputter, quick and flowing together.
“Mashaal, come down, I'm fine. Really,” she smiled, holding up her bandaged arm. I skimmed it and sure enough, she looked fine.
“Okay, I just wanted to make sure. You really scared me though,” I said.
Embry’s warm arms wrapped around me from behind and I instantly relaxed again. We backed away as Emily came and hugged Abby and she explained that Paul and Sam were talking outside.
When they came in, Paul had the look of a desolate puppy, trailing behind in utter guilt. I felt a wave of sympathy for him, but I couldn’t shake off the anger completely. Sam told us to leave so they could talk and I glared at Paul as I hugged Abby again. After I left, Embry shut the door behind me and sighed, holding my hand.
“Woah. That’s not gonna be a fun talk.” Embry remarked as we walked down the hallway.
“Well, it’s the only way they can solve their problems,” I said. Jake, who was walking in front of us, snorted and laughed.
“Cheesy, much?” He said, smiling at me. I shrugged and smiled back, finally calming down after so long. When we got back to the lobby, people had started to leave in their separate cars, saying bye and ‘see you soons’ to us.
“Charlie?” Jake said. I turned around and was face-to-face with a cop.
He was one of those ‘I’m too serious for life’ kind of cops. He had curly brown hair and soft brown eyes, and it almost looked as if he was in terrible grief.
“Jake? How are you? What are you doing in the hospital?” The cop asked.
“Oh, I was here to see one of my friends. How are you holding up?” Jake asked him.
“I’m fine. How’s Billy?”
“That’s good. Hey!” The cop looked at me. I froze, feeling anxious for some reason.
“You look…familiar,” he said, coming closer.
“Me?” I squeaked. I had never had trouble with the police before.
“Yes, you. Have I seen you before?” He asked me.
“Um, I don’t think so. I just came to Washington yesterday,” I said. He came to a stop, standing a few feet away from me. I squeezed Embry’s hand, feeling scared. The cop looked as if he were trying to remember something important.
- The start
- Fun and games
- His perfect heat
- In trouble
- Tears and caffeine
- All together Now!!!
- His car is so hot!
- Foot prints in the sand
- Firsts and Legends
- Bonfire stories
- Sterile and White
- Fears and Hospitals
- Old coffee
- Close encounters
- Solving problems
- Pizza with a Side of Christ
- Pizza, Yelling, & Nicknames
- It was all too good to last
- Morning Memories
- Stories dont always end with Happily ever after
- Irony hurts
- Make Peace with an empty town
- Comin' Clean
- White Lace
- Wedding Accomplisments
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