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Jacob's Precious Dog

Summary:
Jacob decides to get a dog, just to have an animal in the house that's not him. But he notices something strange about it....a one-shot Sort of a sequel-that's-not-a-sequel to Alice's Precious Cat (but that did come first), so you don't have to read that one to read this....they're not exactly related.


Notes:
This is a one-shot! Review please!


1. Jacob's Dog

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1433   Review this Chapter

I drove up to my house on the reservation, my new dog barking furiously. I turned around and stared the yellow lab in the panting face.

“You smell,” I noted. “I think the first thing we should do is give you a bath.”

I opened the door and stepped out of the car, and turned around to open the other door. My dog, whom I am officially naming Wolf, just a little...joke..., jumped out behind me and sat on the ground, staring at me.

“Come on,” I said, hooking my finger under Wolf’s new collar and leading him into my house.

“Jacob?” Billy called from the living room. “What is that horrible smell?”

I sighed and looked down at my panting dog. “Uh, I got the dog that we talked about, and he sort of needs a bath,” I said, not tearing my eyes away from Wolf. I crouched down so we were at eye level and realized that his eye had a tint of red in it. I shook it off, telling myself I was hallucinating.

Once Wolf was clean, I decided to feed him, or at least see if he was hungry. I unloaded the dog food and poured out some of it in the big, metal bowl I chose for him. I set it out in the kitchen and went to talk to Billy.

“The smell didn’t go away,” Billy complained when I entered the room. I shrugged.

“I cleaned him, so the smell will go away pretty soon,” I said.

“I’m still really not sure why we need a dog,” Billy said, and I saw his point.

“A companion!” I said. “A dog is a man’s best friend. Besides, we needed some more animal in this house!”

“Since when was a dog a werewolf’s best friend?” Billy pointed out. I shrugged and leaned back on the couch.

“I dunno,” I said, “but he could make a very nice companion.” Suddenly, I looked down and yelped. Wolf was sitting motionless, staring at me intently.

“He’s a little creepy,” Billy pointed out, turning to the television. I coaxed Wolf to me and began rubbing his head. Suddenly, his smell wafted over me again.

“You’re right,” I said. Then, I turned to Wolf. “You still smell,” I said accusingly. Wolf snarled and I snarled back.

“Once you start getting in a fight with that animal, I’m leaving,” Billy said. I looked up and smiled at him.

I led Wolf back into the kitchen, where I realized that he did not touch his food once. I looked back at him.

“Are you sick, Wolf?” I asked. The doorbell rang, and I was forced to leave Wolf in the kitchen, but to force him to eat, I locked the door on him.

The doorbell rang again. “I’m coming!” I yelled through the house as I approached the door. I swung it open.

“Hey Bella!” I exclaimed. “What are you doing here?”

“Do I need a reason to visit my best friend?” she asked, and that made me smile.

“Of course not,” I said gleefully. “Hey, I just got a dog! You can meet him!”

She burst out laughing. “You got a dog?” she giggled. “Isn’t that a little, I don’t know, redundant? Unnecessary?”

I shrugged. “Come on, his name is Wolf. He’s a little weird, and he smells bad, but other than that he’s very friendly.”

“Other than that?” Bella said anxiously. I rolled my eyes as we approached the door. Suddenly, Wolf began snarled and growling on the other side of the door, beating against it with his paw.

I glanced at Bella and saw that she was frightened, so I advised her to go see Billy while I took care of Wolf. When she was gone, I opened the door. Wolf tried to dash out, but I restrained him, which was no small feat, because he was strong. He growled at me menacingly and tried to make another run for it.

“What is your problem?” I asked. I stared him in his eyes, which were wild and crazy. “You don’t have rabies or anything, so what’s wrong?”

“Jacob?” Bella’s small voice said from behind me. Suddenly, Wolf went crazy, trying to dive at Bella, who shrieked softly and backed up.

“Sorry, Bells,” I said apologetically, “I really don’t know what’s gotten into him.”

I quickly took his leash and tied him up in the kitchen, but the next thing I knew he was running like crazy again with a broken leash. I finally jumped on top of him and forced him down, trying to pin all four legs down at once. Wolf growled and stood up, me still on top of him.

“Wolf!” I screeched, but he did not listen. His focus was Bella. Finally, I knew what I had to do.

I took off my pants and phased as quickly as I could. This somehow drove Wolf even crazier, but I had nearly equal power this time. It took me only a few minutes to have Wolf backed up against the kitchen cabinets.

“What is going on over there?” I heard Billy call, but I could not answer him. Bella cautiously approached both of us, her fingers trailing along my back.

“Jake,” she said wonderingly. “Your dog smells wonderful. I really don’t know what you are talking about. He smells like...the Cullens.”

My eyes widened at this remark. I looked up at her knowing eyes. She realized it too.

“Oh,” she said softly, and bent down to take a closer look at Wolf. He did have red eyes. “Oh,” she said again, stepping back. “That’s sort of...ironic,” she murmured.

I turned back into a human and put on my pants. “Ironic?” I said. “Ironic that I got a pet and it turned out to be a vampire dog?” I snapped. Suddenly, Wolf growled, baring rows of menacingly sharp fangs. I felt Bella shudder.

I stepped back in disgust and looked at the dog, whose eyes began glowing an evil red. I growled deeply and turned away, repulsed.

I said, “Just my luck, I get a bloodsucker dog. I think I’m going to take this one back to the shelter.”

“And inflict an untrained vampire dog on other unsuspecting, unknowing people?” Bella asked. “No! We’ll take it to the Cullens, and they’ll figure out what to do with it! But, Jake, be nice!”

I snorted and took one last, abhorred look at the dog and shrugged.

We approached the Cullens’ door and knocked hard. Edward opened the door, and his eyes flashed as he saw me next to Bella.

“Hi Edward, Jake’s got sort of a problem,” she said, stepping in the house. Then she turned to me. “You can come in, Jake,” she said.

I cautiously stepped inside. In a house of vampires, I shuddered. I held Wolf’s collar tightly in my grip so he could not break away and attack Bella. Suddenly, Emmett began laughing.

“The dog got a dog?” he exclaimed through peals of laughter. I snarled at him.

“Emmett,” Bella warned him, and Emmett quickly exited the room. Then she looked at Edward. “Can you call Alice? I think she might be able to help Jake!”

Alice came in, with her precious Lucky in her arms. “Hey Bella! Hey....Jacob?”

“Hi,” I said sourly. “I just needed to drop of this dog and go,” I explained quickly.

“Wait, what?” Edward asked.

“No,” Bella said, “See, the dog can’t stay at his house. He got a vampire dog,” she sighed.

Emmett heard, and began laughing hysterically again. Even Edward couldn’t stop a few bursts of laughter from coming out. Alice smiled and bit her lip.

“I fail to see the humor in the situation,” I snapped, which intensified Emmett’s laughs. I rolled my eyes.

“I’ll take your dog for you,” Alice said excitedly. “A dog and a cat! What did you name it?”

“Wolf,” I said, and Emmett began laughing still harder, which I was not sure was possible at the time. “And please, take him. I really don’t want a bloodsucker infesting my home.”

“Watch it, dog,” Edward hissed at me. I made a face at him and turned back to Alice.

She bit her lip and frowned. “If you don’t mind, I might have to change that to...Charm!”

“Charm?” I asked, wrinkling my forehead in distaste. Then I shrugged. “Do whatever! It’s your pet now! I have to go. Bye Bells!”

“Bye Jake!” Bella said as I exited the house. I drove home, contemplating how I was going to explain all this to Billy.