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Romeo and Juliet

My name is Quil Ateara, and up untill recently there were three things I was sure about. First, I thought I was best friends with Jacob Black, and Embry Call. Second, I was sure I was human. And third, I believed that there was no real existance of mythical creatures. How could I have been so wrong? Once Jacob and Embry join the pack, Quil is left alone and confused. When he stumbles upon a lone vampire, he doesn't realize at first what she is, or what he is to become. And when their friendship becomes closer, the pack threatens to tare it apart. Chapter 22 now up!


18. Visitor

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The walk back to my house was silent and throughout the time I felt something buzzing inside me that seemed to be radiating off of Terra. I could sense all of the little particles in my skin constantly moving and going even more spastic whenever she’d turn and look at me. Confused about this new phenomena I wondered if she felt this electric current running through her marble skin as well. She stood to the right of me and her right hand gripped her left arm from across her chest. My right swung freely but as I looked to her pale one, hanging only inches from mine, I got a strong urge to hold her hand in mine and feel the cool texture of it. But that would be crossing the blurring line of our friendship, and I pulled my arms tight across my muscled chest.

I thought the stress of just trying to hold myself together would cause me to explode yet somehow I made it to the front steps in one piece. As I neared the door I felt the presence of someone there: someone that was not my father. I looked over at Terra and saw her inhale deeply only to have her expressions turn to disgust. “Someone’s in there.” I said bluntly and she nodded her head, an unemotional mask now upon her beautiful face. “What should I do about them?” my question hung in the early nights air for a while until Terra let out a hard sigh and turned her attention back to me.

“I think you should talk to whoever it is, see what they want.”

“What if they ask what I was doing?” that was the tricky part as A) they might have heard what I had been thinking and how I was searching for Terra, and B) I still had no creative ideas as to an excuse that they might possibly buy.

“Tell them you went for a walk. I don’t think they’ll push you for more information with your father there.”

“Why would it matter if my father is there?” clear shock colored my tone.

“Your father may know what you are but the chances of them telling him about my kind are slim. Most of the time only the werewolves themselves know of our existence and try to protect the innocent by not spreading more talk of mythical beings.”

“Oh,” the response was inadequate but I could think of noting else to say in return to that. “So I guess you’ll go back to the Cullen’s then.” I stated not letting the words sink in.

“Well I might just go back to change and I have a few things I need to tell them but I’ll be back as soon as I can, or at least sometime after they leave.” I smiled at her and she gave my cheek a quick kiss and disappeared into the abyss that the night had become. As I stood there at as still as stone I felt the warm temperature of my cheek, that unlike the rest of my no blazing hot skin it felt normal, like a humans skin.

Realizing I was just standing there and that there was one or more enraged werewolves on the other side of the door I finally walked in. keeping my eyes to the floor as I walked in I then turned to close the door, definitely not anxious to see my unwanted visitor. Sighing hard, but low I lifted my face to meet the eyes of Jacob Black and Embry Call, both with troubled and angered faces. I just looked back at them with a ‘so what do you want’ expression on my face. They didn’t say anything and if they were just going to stare at me then I was not going to stick around for it, so I headed for the stairs. “Wait,” it was Embry’s tenor voice halting me from my escape. My foot dropped from it’s reach for the first step and I shifted my body towards then with much acid in my body language.

“Well,” my voice gave away nothing except the slightest of resentment that was building up under my scorching skin.

“Quil, we really need to talk to you. I know you might not want to hear some of the things we have to say but as concerned friends we feel the need to say them anyway.” so there they were going with the whole friend thing again. We were not friends, family, or anything else. “Your new… friend, well she’s a…vampire, and…”
“Are you going somewhere with this because I’d rather not listen if your just going ramble.” I felt a little rude for cutting him off for although I was mad at Embry he wasn’t the one to provoke me into changing.

“Well Quil, I’m worried for you. We can’t trust her, and as law she can’t be on our land which she is constantly breaking in seeing you.” his eyes darted to the floor for a second and let out a deep breath and his gaze returned to me. “I’m sorry Quil, I know when I changed I wished more than anything I could have my friends there for support, that I could have told you. I’ve missed us three hanging out, the three amigo’s like it use to be. If you want to be friends with this Terra I guess than I’m ok with it, as long as were cool.” my acid look melted away at his last sentence. It was then I remembered why I always liked Embry with his endless support. “So are we?”
“Yeah,” my voice was weak but I was still able to walk up a step and pound my fist on his.

“How can you support him?” Jacob’s first words were more than shocked and made me even more in disgust with him.

“How can I not? He’s my friend, and any friend of his is a friend of mine.” Embry said coolly with out a trace of humor in his words. Jacob looked like his already hot skin was now broiling over 100 degrees Celsius. With shaking fists he stormed out and in the distant I though I heard the breaking of a tree trunk.

“Thanks Embry.”
“No prob, just as long as were still best friends.”
“Always.” I pounded his fist once more and dismissed him from my house. As soon as he was out of sight I shut the door now more excited to go to bed then any teenage boy should be at 7 o’clock at night.