Catch the Wind
Axelle is seventeen, but her parents still haven't told her their secret. When a new kid shows up at school, Axelle can't help but find him interesting. When all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, Axelle has some big choices to make. Part three to the Twist of Fate series!
Like I have said many times before, I am totally addicted to this story. This story is entirely in Axelle's POV, for those of you that didn't know. I have this one planned out almost all the way... and let me tell ya, there are some HUGE twists :D But that's just how it works with me :)
11. It's Going to Work
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Jack ignored Jake's comment. He sat up and held out his arms. “Run,” he said, laughing. His mom moved out of the way.
I sprinted across the room and jumped into his arms. He didn't even lose his breath when he caught me. Our laughter echoed off the walls.
“Miss me?” I asked.
He squeezed me closer to him. “More than anything,” he whispered.
Jake started pulling Julie out of the room. She looked confused, but Jake's expression kept her from protesting. They left the room, closing the door behind them.
I sat on Jack's lap, silent, for what seemed like an eternity. It was comfortable, like I fit perfectly in his embrace. He rested his cheek against the top of my head. It was hot, like he had a fever. I assumed that was another werewolf thing, just like my family was always cold.
“Axelle?” he asked.
“Jacob told you what I was, right?”
“Yes,” I whispered.
“Why are you still here, then?” I heard his heart begin to beat faster. He was nervous.
“I just can't seem to get away from you,” I said, smiling.
“I'm not going to let you get away from me,” he murmured into my hair.
“Even with my parents?” I asked. His hand began to tremble. “Calm down, Jack,” I said. His hand was still shaking, and from what Jacob had said, that was a bad sign. Jake said he would get me out of the room as fast as he could if that happened. I did all I could think of doing at the moment and pressed my lips to his.
He laid back and cupped my face in his hands. I ran my hands down his chiseled chest. It was hot, fire against my fingers. His hands ran down my back and came to rest on my hips. I pressed myself closer to him, as close as I could get. He flipped me over so he was on top. He was so much bigger than me, but he moved carefully, never putting his weight on me. He moved from my lips to my chin, all the way down to my neck. He bit me, leaving a mark. I gasped and hastily brought his face back to mine. His hands made their way underneath me, under my shirt. His warm hands traced the lines on my back. I shivered and wrapped my legs around his waist. I trailed my hands down his torso and was stopped by the waistband of his shorts. I was just about to pull them down when we heard a noise.
The door to his room opened. Jack was on top of me, my legs were wrapped around him... on his bed, lying down, with my hand about ready to pull down his pants. Lovely.
Jack and I looked to the door. Both of us were breathing heavily.
“Oops,” I squeaked, trying not to laugh.
Jacob stood at the door, arms crossed. He didn't look angry, just like he expected we were going to be right in the middle of an intimate moment.
“Told you so!” Jake called over his shoulder. “The minute I saw you I wanted to do the exact same thing!”
“It's because I'm hot and you know it,” Julie yelled from down the hall.
Jack laughed, but turned his attention back to Jack. “What happened when you saw Axelle?”
Jack rolled from his position on top of me to a more parent-friendly one next to me. He took my hand. We were both still breathing hard.
“Well...” He started to blush. It was the first time I'd ever seen him get embarrassed. “I didn't care about anything else. I didn't care about the stupid werewolf thing or that her parents are vampires, I only cared about her. Nothing else mattered.” He looked at me. “Nothing else will ever matter.” He kissed my hand.
Julie appeared at the door while he was speaking. She had her hand over her heart and was smiling sweetly. “My baby is so romantic!” She turned to Jake. “How come you never said anything like that?” She slapped him on the arm.
“Sorry, doll,” he said, grinning sheepishly. He looked at Jack and I. “It's time for you guys to leave.” His eyes flashed back to Julie. “Now.”
Jack and I didn't hesitate. Once he had jeans and a t-shirt on, we were out of there.
“Eww,” said Jack as soon as the front door closed. We knew what his parents were up to. Eww seemed like the perfect word to describe it.
He took my hand and we ran to the car. It was still pouring outside, and we were soaked through by the time we got in.
“I can't believe they didn't get mad at us! If my parents caught us like that they would have eaten me alive!” I exclaimed.
He gave me a look. It was a look that screamed, “I wouldn't be surprised if they did.”
“Stop that. If this is going to work you're going to have to accept the whole family,” I sighed.
He started the car. “It's going to work no matter what,” he said nonchalantly.
“Why is that?” I challenged. I was fairly certain that a relationship only worked if both people were committed to it.
“Because I imprinted on you.” We were speeding down the road. I had no idea where we were going.
“What is 'imprinted'?
“Imprinting is what happens to werewolves when they find their soul mate, for lack of a stronger term. You and I are meant to be, Axelle. Try and fight it, I dare you.”
I sighed. “I don't want to fight it. You know I can't resist you,” I said, smiling wickedly.
“I am pretty sexy, aren't I?” he said, flexing. I didn't know what Jake was talking about when he said Jack had a temper. Jack seemed perfectly at ease.
“You have no idea how sexy you are,” I laughed. “Where are we going?”
“Your family's house,” he answered.
“Is that a good idea?” I asked. My heart rate accelerated.
“I can control myself,” he answered curtly.
“I don't want you getting hurt! There are so many of them,” I said, trying to persuade him to turn around.
“It's fine. Jake talked it over with your mom yesterday. She says she'll keep the family calm. There's nothing to worry about, I promise.”
“Did you know that Jake wanted my mom way back when?” I asked, momentarily sidetracked. It was so strange.
“Yeah! I heard about that. It creeped me out a little, to be honest. I mean, we'd almost be related after he imprinted on my mom... he would have left her for my mom, I think. We would have been... step siblings!” He shuddered. I was just glad Jake couldn't hook my mom.
When he pulled onto the drive that led to the house, I had tried nearly every way to lure him away from seeing my family. I didn't know what made him want to go there in the first place! I knew my family wasn't going to be very civil, no matter how much I liked him. He stopped the car in front of the house and we got out. It was going to be one hell of a visit.
- Read You Loud and Clear
- Peaches and Cream
- Dance Crazy
- Mars Attacks
- It's Going to Work
- You Don't Know Jack
- Crazy Talk
- Happy Birthday
- Moving Too Fast
- I Have Some Friends
- Two Choices
- He's Not Evil
- No Frank Sinatra
- Big Jitters
- We Need To Talk
- Hush Up, You Clown
- Rainbow Colored Socks
- You Need Some Rest
- Let Go
- We Want Her
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