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No Matter What They Say...

Summary:
A new vegetarian vampire, Demetri, comes to town to stay with the Cullens. This causes problems with the werewolves…although Leah doesn’t seem to mind.


Notes:
Okay, so I was just sitting at my computer at home, trying to think of a story to write, when I start thinking of all the werewolf/imprinting stories that I’ve read so far. Then I thought, why is it always the boys that get to imprint? What about Leah? She’s been through a hard time, right? Well, here’s Leah and her imprinting story. Hope you like it! His nickname is Demi, in case anyone wants to know.


1. Run Away

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Leah’s POV

I ran through the woods in my wolf form, exhilarating in the wind blowing through my hair, the thrill of the run…everything. The real reason I had decided to go running was because I needed to clear my mind of Sam and Emily, of seeing them kissing…hugging…just holding each other. It hurt so much. Now that I’d done that, I was just here for the fun of it.

I slowed down to a steady trot, fighting the waves of resentment my body was sending me. The part of me that was a wolf didn’t want to slow down, but I tamped down those emotions fairly easily. Who needed a second person, or wolf, in this case, in their head, telling them what to do? Though at times the instinct came in handy.

The thought of running away crossed my mind. I wouldn’t have to deal with all this, then. The reasons I gave myself were fairly simple, really. I didn’t want to deal with the problems the bloodsuckers were causing right now, I didn’t want to be a part of a war that I didn’t belong in, I was tired of hearing what the others thought of me, I didn’t want to go to the meeting with the leeches next month, I really didn’t want to get sent out on a search party for Jacob Black-the one that had actually run away. Lucky boy.

All those reasons were true, of course, but the real reason was because of Sam and Emily. Oh, Sam. Why did you have to leave me? I was so used to the aching pain that came with thinking of him with Emily that I hardly even noticed it any more. It was bothersome, yes, but no more than that. A bother.

Maybe I really would run away…

Suddenly, I felt a voice in my head that I hadn’t realized was there, I was so caught up in my thoughts. It was Sam.

You will not run away, Leah. That is an order.

I was quickly angered. Who was he to tell me what to do? I was my own person. I didn’t want my ex to have this kind of power over me. Why was it he could order me around, that he could tell me what to do, and I would have to obey, no matter what?

I wanted to scream at him, to cry and throw a temper tantrum worthy of a three year old, instead, I gave him a biting reply that was sure to hurt. So it wasn’t enough for you that I had no say in our relationship ending, was it, Sam? You have to order me around on this, too?

Sam seemed tired of our little internal wars, weary, even. You know it’s not like that, Leah. I can’t afford to have you run away right now, too. We don’t have enough people to split between you, Jacob, and the Cullens, plus the new vampire that we have to go to that meeting to discuss. We need you there for that.

I knew how much it must have cost Sam to be that honest with me, but I didn’t care. He’d hurt me again and again, with no thought to how I must have felt when I saw him wooing Emily so soon after dumping me. About how that would reflect on Emily’s and my relationship.

You don’t need me. Not when you have Emily. Besides, I’m just an annoyance now, right? Someone you can’t afford to use extra people to help.

I should have known. Those last few remarks were too much for Sam. He could take me beating against his character, but when it came to Emily, he was very territorial-like a wolf with a prime piece of land. It hurt to realize that, even though I used the worst comparison I could think of. Emily wouldn’t like being compared to a piece of land, now, would she?

Stop. Same roared in my mind. I flinched away. If you would stop feeling sorry for yourself for a moment, you would see that I didn’t have a choice in the matter. Emily is perfect for me in every way, and even if I wasn’t a werewolf, I still would have chosen her over you.

That last remark hurt so much. I threw my head back and howled out my pain. I had to get away from here. Now.

In the back of my mind, I could hear Sam’s regret for saying that, his apologies, but they were fake. Like he’d said, he just couldn’t afford to send extra people after me.

I ran as fast as I could go. I wouldn’t be able to run away, Sam had ordered me not to, and I couldn’t disobey an order, but I could still leave for a while.