Post Eclipse. Another vampire has arrived in Forks, but wants nothing to do with the Cullens and everything to do with Bella. Is this newcomer friend or foe? Ok, so it's all finished. Thank you all for your wonderful reviews and be sure to check out the sequel, "Unraveled", which will be coming soon. :)
17. Chapter 17
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For the second time in less than a day, I was on my back with a snarling werewolf on top of me trying to rip my head off. I thrashed under his weight, trying to throw him off me. He nearly took hold my flailing left arm, managing to tear a deep wound in the fleshy lower half. I screamed then, the pain ripping through my body. He shifted his weight, momentarily freeing my legs. I pulled my knees to my chest and kicked out with all my power.
The werewolf tumbled off me, whimpering slightly. I was barely on my feet when his two fellows came at me, gnashing their teeth. Silently preparing to run, I tried to avoid being surrounded. The black wolf was back on his feet, coming at me as strong as before. They all three crouched, ready to spring. Then, they froze. I could barely tell through their wolfy exterior, but they appeared to be listening to something.
They phased, become tall black-haired men before my eyes. As men they had no eyes for me, instead facing to the North, eyes intent on the forest. I heard a rustling as Jacob joined us, his face drawn and sullen. He gave me a look that was hard to read, then turned back to the others. The stood facing each other for a long time, no one speaking, no one moving.
Then, the man that had been the black wolf stepped forward and pulled Jacob into a bear hug. At first, Jacob froze, appearing confused, but a minute later he'd thrown his arms around the man as well. The other two quickly joined in, hugging and shaking hands. I felt myself begin to relax. Jacob knows them, I thought to myself. And Jacob wouldn't let anyone hurt me. I hope.
I remembered his face in the woods after our stolen kiss, it had been cold and unfeeling. Maybe he was saving me from them to kill me himself? I shook that thought away, as I stared at Jacob's smiling face. Somewhere inside that werewolf had a soft spot for me, I just knew it.
Finally, the four young men seemed to remember I was still in attendance. Jacob's face lost its joy as he turned toward me and the fear started pumping through me again. The man who'd been the black wolf looked concerned, like there was something wrong. The other two were hostile, growling and baring teeth even in their human skin. Had I not been certain I would have lost limps, I would have laughed as it was kind of funny.
“Jacob says you don't kill humans.” I knew instantly that the black-wolf man was the leader. There was no question in his voice, only authority. It was a different kind of authority than I had encountered before. This was not a cruel man, I could tell by his face and his voice.
“If it's all the same to you though,” the leader continued, “don't come across the border again.”
“Border?” I said, suddenly confused. “I was just looking for Jacob. I wanted to talk before...” I trailed off, noticing that Jacob had gone scarlet under his russet skin. The other three were eying him with skeptical looks on their faces. I knew instantly that I had said too much.
“Yea,” said Jacob, trying to recover. “This is Quileute land, werewolf territory.” His voice got low, almost angry sounding. “Step another foot over here again and I'll rip you to pieces myself.”
My heart broke and I felt the stinging of tears. The two boys slapped Jacob on the back. He smiled widely at them. The leader did not smile, his face was still drawn with concern. He looked from Jacob then back to me. I couldn't move until Jacob feigned toward me, like he was going to make good on his promise. I turned and ran. I wasn't two yards away when the tears began to fall.
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