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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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5. Chapter 5: Excuses

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Chapter 5:

Excuses

Jared’s POV

“Sorry, I didn’t catch that. What did you say, Jared?” Jacob asked through his teeth, as if he was trying to not to rip my head off.

“I think she’s going to be part of the coven the rest of the guys are chasing.” I said, my eyes on the back of the girl’s head. She was bobbing slightly with every move she made, appearing like she couldn’t hear us.

“She can’t be, Jared.” Embry argued. “It…doesn’t make sense. It goes against the whole theory of imprinting.” Embry seemed to always rely on the rules. He never thought about the possibility of cheating. Especially when it came to science. In his world, loopholes didn’t exist.

The girl - or, should I say, disgusting bloodsucker - seemed to relax a bit.

“Well, it happened. So, I would seriously shut up about your stupid rules right now and face the facts. You imprinted on a vampire.” The statement was true - I had been unsure until I said the solid truth right in front of me.

The girl froze.

“Great going, Jared. You should know she can hear us.” Jacob muttered. I was glad he believed me. I would’ve pointed out that Jacob agreed to the stubborn mule named Embry if the girl turned around.

It was as if someone had pressed the slow-motion button. Each of her curls seemed to hover in the air as they flew as if on a very slow Ferris wheel.

When she had turned around to face us completely, my heart stopped.

My breathing became jagged. This girl was all I cared about. She was my life. Kim was lost. She didn’t even pop into mind.

“Do you need any help finding anything?” she asked politely, but her voice hinted strain.

Jacob, Embry and I looked at each other, stuttering.

“Well…um…we just, y’know…needed…” I trailed off.

“We…um…wanted to know where the…um…um…the…um…” Jacob shot me a glance that said ‘Help me’ all over it.

“We needed to find the…the…toilet cleaner is.” Embry said.

“Toilet cleaner?” Of course, Embry had to choose the stupidest thing for us to get.

“Um…yeah…my mom wanted us to…uh, clean up after the party we had last night and…um…there was an ‘unwelcome package’ in the toilet,” I added.

“Oh, really. What was this party for?” she looked amused. I wondered why she was playing games instead of running to her car or something.

“Sports.” I said quickly while Jacob said “Graduation,” and Embry said “Hanukkah,” all at the same time.

“A graduation of one of our sports team members who was also celebrated Hanukkah.” I covered up our mistake.

“Isn’t it a bit early for Hanukkah to have started?” she asked, an eyebrow raised.

“He was, uh, going to be, uh, away when it started and wanted to celebrate it with his friends.” I planted a fake smile on my face.

“In June?” her eyebrow was still raised.

“He’s, uh, leaving next month. He thought it would be a good idea to cram his graduation party and the end to a great season.” my fake smile grew wider, hoping to appear like I thought it was stupid too.

“Ah. Why didn’t your friends pick some up when they came earlier?” she asked, shifting her gaze to Embry and Jacob. Their eyes looked like they were about to pop out of their heads. I knew they were both thinking along the lines of: “HOLY BLOODSUCKER!! SHE REMEMBERED US! SHE DIDN’T FORGET!! YAYYYYYYY!!!”, which I guessed out of pure experience.

“Um, we, um, forgot about it?” Jacob’s reply came out more like a question.

“Oh, so you decided to pick up the cleaner at seven at night? When were you planning to get started?” she seemed to taunt us.

“Um, well, we had school.” Embry said quickly. I felt like banging my head against the wall. Only Embry would come up with a school excuse on a Saturday.

“I thought you said you graduated.”

“Oh, our friend goes to a different school. They end before ours does.” he replied.

“And does yours also go on Saturdays?”

“No, we were, uh, in detention for spray painting the girls’ locker room orange.” Jacob said, obviously trying to be impressive.

“Ah, and you picked up your stuff before the detention started.” she seemed sarcastic under the politeness.

“Um, yeah. I didn’t have any lunch to take.” Jacob smiled.

The girl actually seemed to soften a bit. She smiled. “You know, I hate lies.” So, that was also for show.

I froze.

“We’re innocent until proven guilty.” Embry defended.

Her eyes turned to ice. The polite smile was wiped off her face. She lowered her voice to say: “Okay, I know what you are and you know what I am. Why are you playing games?”

I honestly did not know a good answer to that one without sounding even more of a freak than I am.

“I see you aren’t talking.” she stated, seeing our faces.

“Um, well, we don’t want to hurt you.” Jacob said honestly. “You have nothing to worry about.” He smiled again. Stupid flirt.

“Even if you wanted to hurt me, I wouldn’t have anything to worry about.” her smile was haunting, her face almost grim.

“Confidence is a huge flaw.” Embry muttered.

The girl smiled. “I would suggest that you leave. Now.”

I looked at Embry and Jake. They looked back at me.

“Alright.” I said. “We’ll leave. But I can’t guarantee we won’t come back.” I hoped to make it sound mysterious, but the real reason was I wanted to see her again, and this was the best grocery store in a ten mile radius.

“I hope for your sake you won’t come back.” Now it was really getting weird. All we were doing was threatening each other. The bloodsucker didn’t try to kill us and we didn’t want to kill her.

“C’mon.” I said to the guys and we backed out of the store.