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. :)
5. Chapter 5
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The two of us crept through the streets of Juneau. For such a large person, the wolf-man moved nearly as silently as I did. His eyes never left me, as if he expected any minute for me to run off into the night. I stayed close to him. Warmth was coming off him in waves, prickling my icy skin. His woodsy odor was wafting into my nose. It was so different from anything I smelled before. I had so many questions for him, but I knew without having to ask that he'd never tell me anything unless I needed to know.
It was he that chose the car we'd steal. It was red and glistening under a thin layer of newly fallen dew. Even though I was completely ignorant about the subject of cars, I could feel the power in this vehicle. It looked out of place parked near the curb when there was a perfectly good, perfectly empty driveway. Then the knowledge dawned on me that the family was out, having taken something practical, like the minivan or suburban.
The man circled the car like he was a wolf again and the car was his prey. Running his hands over the cool curve of the metal, he got a very dreamy look in his eye. He paused over the hood.
“We'll have to hot wire it,” he mumbled under his breath.
“Why?” I asked. “Give me a minute and I'll get the keys from the house.
“There could be people in there,” he growled. “I don't trust you.”
I sighed, exasperated. “First, there's no one home. Second, I don't eat human.” I tried to make this last bit into a joke since the whole subject was very uncomfortable. He let out a snort of laughter, but I knew instantly that he was laughing at me, not with me.
“God, I've heard that one before.” He chuckled again, a little more whole hearted this time, like he was remembering some long forgotten memory. His laugh had an earthy tone to it. I frowned, no longer in the mood for jokes and fun.
“Allow me to rephrase, dog-boy,” I tried to sound as serious and menacing as I was able. “It's isn't just that I don't kill humans, I can't. It's not even an option.”
I must have sounded stern because he hushed and stared at me with a curious expression. “Why?” he asked quietly all sarcasm gone from his voice.
I tried to divert his attention, “Are we going to stand here all day chatting it up while Ambrosi and his miscreants kill your friend?” I said this last part cautiously. I wasn't sure if this man was a friend of Bella's. His face fell, confirming what I had suspected.
“Go get the keys then!” he barked angrily. My body surged with anger. I wanted to fight him again. This time I'd be ready, waiting. This time I knew what to expect and he wouldn't catch me off guard. I wanted to fight while this rage blew through my veins. This time it would be me inches from tearing out his throat.
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