This is a sequel to A CHANGE IN MONSTERS, so I would suggest reading that first. Bella/Sam
Remember, No Emily.
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“Ugh!” I groaned when something wet slid across my face. “Get off!” I tried pushing at the thing, but it would not budge! My eyes were shut tightly and my breathing was definitely out of sink.
I opened my eyes.
“Sam!” I shrieked. It was a wolf, so I hoped that it was Sam. I shivered at the thought that it could be Jacob. The wolf lifted up their head and a goofy, wolfish grin spread across its face. “Sam?” I asked it slowly. His tongue lolled out the side and his head started nodding. “How did you find me?” The wolf lifted up its massive paw and placed it carefully on my heart. Yep, this definitely was Sam.
I looked around the parking lot quickly and saw that no one had seen the large wolf. “Come on,” I whispered. I proceeded to hope off the Jeep, but Sam jumped in front of me. He leapt off the hood and onto the ground. I realized that he wanted me to ride on his back. I smiled wickedly and hopped down from the front of the Jeep onto his warm, furry back. I sighed and ran my fingers through his rough, black fur. I heard a small whimper escape from Sam’s chest. My grin widened as I realized how much I affected him. I buried my nose into his shoulder and wrapped my arms around his neck.
I could barely feel us moving. It was so gentle. I would never have guessed that we were running; it was so graceful. I had to pick my head up. We were in a forest now. I smiled again, the wind wiping at my face and running through my hair. I squealed with laughter and Sam turned his big, wolfy head to look at me. He had that same silly grin plastered on his face. And, that made me laugh even harder.
By the time we stopped, I was out of breath from laughing so much. I rested my head back down on his furry back and kissed it quickly. After I caught my breath, I slid off Sam’s back and landed on my feet. Sam licked my face again and then ran off further into the forest.
“Sam!” I called out at him. “Where are you going?” There was no response and I sighed. Maybe he was just checking up on me, or one of the pack members said something and he had to go. I walked up to a tree and leaned my back up against it closing my eyes.
“Hello, beautiful.” My breath caught and I smiled a small smile. His lips pressed against mine and I quickly responded, tangling my fingers through his hair. His arms wrapped around my waist, touching the small of my back. I sighed into his mouth as his tongue trailed along my bottom lip. I pressed myself closer to him and my lips crushed harder against his. Eventually we broke apart.
“I’ve missed you,” I told him. He rested his forehead against mine and his sweet breath caressed my face.
“Me as well. Promise me that we will never stay away from each other that long again. Promise it.”
I sighed and rolled my eyes. He always made me promise random things. “I promise,” I told him and then kissed his nose. “I love you.” I then wrapped my arms around his waist.
“Love you, too,” Sam murmurs into my hair. I breathed in his scent. And, that’s when I started getting fidgety. I knew that I wanted—and had to—ask him about what he and Carlisle were talking about. I needed to. Even if it was nothing, I still wanted to know. It would kill me until I found out.
“Sam,” I started, and then stopped.
“Yes, Love?” I shook my head and pressed my lips against his again. I forced my tongue into his mouth and it took him a few seconds to realize what had just happened. Sam pushed at my shoulder gently, and I reluctantly obeyed.
“What were you trying to say before you kissed me?” Sam asked thoughtfully. I shook my head again and pressed my face into his chest. “Bella,” Sam said, laughing a little. “I will not be able to hear what you want if you have your face in my chest.”
I shook my head again and Sam groaned. “Isabella Marie Swan! Just tell me! I won’t laugh, if that is what you are worried about. I won’t be mad. I promise that I’ll answer whatever you ask me. Just ask me all ready, okay?” I looked up at him and my hair fell in front of my face. Sam brushed it away and moved it behind my ears.
“You promise?” I asked looking him straight in the eyes.
“Of course. Would I lie to you?” I smiled because I knew that he would not.
“All right.” I took a deep breath and then said, “I just wanted to know…” I paused, trying to choose the right words. “I just wanted to know what you and Carlisle were talking about. You never told me. I don’t mind if it was something silly or stupid, I just want to know.”
Sam’s head moved back, surprised. “Is that all?” he asked. I nodded slowly. It looked to me like he was trying to lighten the mood for whatever was coming. “Why do you want to know so badly, Bells?”
I shrugged. “Just do. It would make me feel better to know. Like a weight was taken off my back and I don’t have to carry it around any longer.”
It was Sam’s turn to nod slowly now. “That makes sense, I guess.” I looked up at him, waiting for him to start explaining to me. He took a deep breath when he noticed me waiting and then started to explain.
“Well, you remember how we were talking about how I will eventually start aging again?” he asked me carefully. I nodded, my eyebrows coming down and my eyes narrowed in confusion. “Well… that’s what Carlisle and I talked about. Just more in depth. He also asked me some questions about the imprinting.”
“What did you guys talk about with the aging thing…exactly?” I asked slowly.
He sighed, obviously resigned and said, “He asked me if there was something that I was not telling you.”
“And, what did you say?”
“I said yes, because it was the truth. He asked me what I was keeping from you and I could not lie. I told him.”
“And what was it that you told him?”
“I told him that I knew when I was going to start aging again.”
My eyes widened. “You know? Why didn’t you tell me? This is definitely something that your girlfriend should know!” I screamed.
“This is why id didn’t tell you,” he said. “I didn’t want you to explode like this. You will be mad and sad and extremely angry when I tell you.”
“How long?” I asked, and I could hear the sadness in my own voice. If he didn’t want to tell me because I would me mad, sad, and extremely angry, I knew that it was nothing good. It meant that it was soon. But how soon? “How soon?” My voice was a mere whisper.
I could tell that Sam was debating if he should really tell me or not, so I looked up at him again and locked his gaze in mine. “How soon, Sam?” I repeated.
“How long is that?” I asked and I knew that I would not be able to speak any longer because my voice would fail me.
“One week.” I gasped for air. One week? One week?! I only had one week with him until he started aging again. This had to be a joke. A sick, cruel joke. I looked up at him and his expression was serious looking. This was a joke, wasn’t it?
I gulped and for some reason was feeling lightheaded. A vampire was not supposed to feel lightheaded were they? I slid out of Sam’s grasp and fell to the ground with a huff.
“Bella?” Sam asked, sounding extremely concerned. “Bella? Talk to me, Love.”
“O…O…” I tried, but I couldn’t speak. My voice just would not come out. I looked over at Sam who had kneeled down next to me. I looked up at him and I knew that he registered the sadness in my eyes.
“Oh, Bells,” he muttered before wrapping his arms around me tightly and I buried my face deeply into his shoulder and dry sobbed. Just my luck! I find the perfect guy and he can’t even be with me for as long as I lived!
And, that’s when I thought about what…he had said before he had left me. He had talked about the Volturi. He said that you didn’t mess with them. I could provoke them and hope that they would kill me. Tear me to shreds. I didn’t want to live without Sam. There would be no point to my life would there? No, no there wouldn’t.
“One week?” I asked faintly when my voice came back. “Are you sure?” I did not want him to be sure. Maybe I would wake up and find that my whole vampire life was a dream. I would be lying in bed with Sam and we would just talk and laugh and life would be normal and we could grow up together.
Sam nodded sadly. “Yes, I am positive.”
“How do you know?” I persisted. “I mean, this is just a… guess, right?”
Sam shook his head saying no. “It’s not a guess. I guess that we get this feeling in us, and we just… know. Some of the others have all ready started aging because they imprinted on someone. On a human. I guess because I imprinted on you, and you’re a vampire now, that my aging thing recognized that and gave us more time…”
“But not enough,” I muttered into his chest, but he heard it.
“Yes, not enough.” I moved so I was sitting in his lap and rested my face at the crook of his neck.
“I won’t be able to live without you,” I murmured. He heard that, too.
He pushed me back slightly and looked at me in the eyes. “Don’t you ever say that. Ever! Do you understand me? I will still be alive anyway. It is not like I am going to die in one week, I’ll just start aging. We will figure something out, Bella, okay? You just have to believe me and be patient. I can’t think of something in one minute or a day. It will take us awhile to think of something, but believe me, we will think of a way for both of us to be together for the rest of our existence. All right?” I nodded warily. He was right. I needed to calm down for the moment. I could go all crazy on him in a week. Then, I would have an excuse.
I moved Sam’s hands away from my shoulders and rested my head back in the crook of his neck. “I love you, Sam. Don’t ever forget that.”
“I love you more, and I know that you won’t forget it. You love me too much.” I smiled faintly and kissed his jaw. Then, I moved my mouth to meet his lips and kissed him hard, wrapping my arms around his neck. Sam kissed back enthusiastically and all f what we had just talked about flew over my head.
“Hey! I found her! Oh… sorry.” I looked up over Sam’s shoulder to see Emmett standing just a couple of feet away. I smirked and pressed my lips back to Sam’s.
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