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A Freaky Imprint

Summary:
Jacob loses. Bella chooses Edward and runs away with the rest of the Cullens to whatever secluded, cloudy town they choose to move to. And they leave Jacob in La Push, trying as hard as he can to get over her. But then he realizes he's out of peanut butter. And so it all begins. The whole pack imprints on one girl. A girl who happens to be a vampire. Marie is running from something, and chooses Forks of all places to make her 'normal' life as a supermarket employee. But that idea is destroyed when the weird wolf guys come in and screws everything up. The pack is on the verge of falling apart over Marie. Only Sam seems to realize that she's not right at all. Can he possibly stop them from killing each other over something they are created to destroy? I'm sorry, I can't help but make it crack-ficish. Rated 'T' for language.


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11. Chapter 11: What Ever Happened to Leah?

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Chapter 11:

What Happened To Leah?

Leah’s POV

Who the hell is this damn leech and why is she ripping apart my pack? I thought for about the millionth time that day. I still remembered the day before vividly -- Jacob, Embry, and, worst of all, Jared, all imprinted on a supermarket employee. And it was ruining the last good thing I had. Even if that good thing had Sam…..

“I should go over there.” I said to myself, pacing back and forth on the dewy grass of my backyard. I wanted to phase, to run and be free, but then one of the boys would here my negative thoughts towards Marie, and they’d probably come to beat me up.

“Damn!” I exclaimed, feeling quite trapped. Unless….

I smiled to myself and then ran to my car.

**********

Ten minutes later, I was pulled up in front of the Winn Dixie parking lot. I took in a breath, then let it out shakily.

It’s now or never. I thought to myself, and then pulled myself out of my car.

I didn’t know why exactly I was nervous -- maybe it was the lack of protection. I was, after all, in the middle of a public store with a vampire, without any pack members around. Or maybe I was just afraid of her. She caused this -- I was almost positive of this -- and that meant she was probably dangerous.

“But so am I.” I gathered all my confidence, then stepped out of the car.

“Marie, here I come.”

**********

I found her right away. I didn’t know if it was fate or just the fact that there were only three employees on duty.

She was there, first aisle, helping a little old lady with a walker. I pretended to browse through the toiletries until the lady left.

After about five minutes of crankiness from the old woman and surreal calm from Marie, the lady left, leaving Marie and I alone.

I cleared my throat and Marie turned around, finally facing me dead on.

My breath caught.

Oh damn it, I so did not imprint on her. I mentally cursed myself for thinking of a relationship that could never possibly work.

Yet I hoped. And I could totally understand Sam now. Completely and totally.

“Please.” I whispered hoarsely. Marie stared at me in confusion. Then something dawned on her. Her eyes grew wide and she started rushing to me, only to stop a few feet above me, her expression changing from worry to hatred.

“You’re not hurt.” she stated.

I shook my head. “I never said I was.” My voice still sounded rough, coarse almost.

“You’re a wolf. Like the others.” She was breathing heavily through her nose. An angry sign, similar to what Paul did when he was angry.

My head jerked up and down quickly. Her face was so completely perfect, but it was angry. So completely hideously angry. It was terrifying.

“Your family, or whatever you call it, was here yesterday. The last one threatened me. I don’t like being threatened. Go back to them and tell them that if another one of you shows up, I’ll kill him, then come and kill the rest.” her voice was barely a whisper, and so, so calm, which is what made it so scary.

“We weren’t going to hurt you. They aren’t now. I’d stop them.” Great, I had just pronounced my love to some strange vampire whom I hated. This day could not possibly get any worse.

“Oh, so it’s you now, too. Figures. You all seem to have this weird ass love thing going on. Or you say. I think it’s a pile of garbage. You’re trying to weaken me. I won’t. I won’t be…lied to. Or cheated. Or whatever this messed-up thing is going on with you all. I won’t be controlled. Not again. I think for myself.” By the time Marie finished, she was shaking all over. She was truly terrified of something, only I didn’t have the faintest idea of what.

“We’re not cheating or lying or whatever you think we’re plotting. There’s this thing we do…. It’s like love at first sight for us werewolves, it’s like, we-”

She cut me off. “I don’t think that’s true. You made that up. You’re trying to make me defenseless. I’m not. I’ll kill you all if I have to. I’m not stupid. Now, leave.” She glared at me, but I was rooted to the spot. I couldn’t leave her. Not yet.

“I’m not leaving you. Not yet. I need to tell you something! We’re not bad! We want to… well, not exactly help you, but….” I trailed off and my eyes grew wide. “You’re not part of that coven we’ve been chasing here, are you. You’re running from them.”

Marie breathed in sharply. “Good guess. I’ve made a life here for two years, and they’ve finally found me. They…they want be to go back to my past life and I’m not. And…. And I’m sure you’ve been hired by them!” She shook her head in disbelief. I shook my head, telling her that what she thought wasn’t true. But she ran anyway.

She was very fast, I gave her credit for that. Luckily there was only the other employees and that old lady here, because she was almost a blur, running out of that supermarket, out to the street and then out of sight.

**********

I was at Sam’s place, sitting on the kitchen counter, facing the rest of that pack. I had called them all earlier, needing to tell them what I had learned.

“Okay.” I started, staring at my brothers, the same ones I thought were stupid or pathetic or unsympathetic for the whole time I had been with them. Which made me a bit of a bitch, come to think about it….

“Marie… She’s different from what I though. What we all thought, actually.” I looked down at my fingernails, feeling a bit shy for some reason.

“She… She’s being hunted by that coven we’ve been tracking. Something happened…. I thought she was part of it, but I think she did something that set them off…. She kept going on and on about not wanting to be used again and that she could think for herself and stuff. She accused me of lying when I…. when I told her that I imprinted on her.”

I heard someone gasp.

“You imprinted, Leah?” Sam asked quietly.

I nodded and looked down at my hands.

“Go on.” he said in reply.

“She ran away.” I summed up.

“Damn.” Jared murmured. I tensed up. He shouldn’t be the one missing her. I’m the one that loved her the most, the one that had the heartbreak. The one who hadn’t imprinted yet….

I made fists, my fingernails cutting into my flesh.

“I’m going home.” I muttered, then walked out.

When I got home, I sat down and cried.