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Desperate

Summary:
I know there's a few of those stories where either Jacob or Leah imprint on someone in another pack but this is different. What if imprinting doesn't always grant happiness and love? The night Leah Clearwater imprinted she was desperate to be rid of her love for Sam. Her imprint's name is Nick and he's a werewolf from another pack in the east. He's dealing with a pain that may be just as great as hers. She's dedicated to her imprint and he to her but neither of them feel the love that's supposed to come with imprinting. Sometimes even imprinting can't cure a broken heart. Can they fall in love the normal way? On top of all of this the soul mate and imprint of one of Leah's pack brothers is killed by a fellow werewolf. The pain and guilt is tearing her pack apart. Somehow it all keeps getting worse from there. Is there really such thing as happily ever after? Or is life just agony and sadness? So I decided I loved this banner best! It was made by my lovely beta Delenda!


Notes:
I know what you're thinking... 'WHAT she's writing ANOTHER story even though she's in the middle of two!' Well... I'm stuck, in both of my stories. So I started this one! I was just listening to Desperate by David Archuleta and I started to think about Leah. So this story popped into my head and I wrote it down. And I do not own the Twilight series obviously. I know there's a disclaimer at the bottom of this site but I like to be safe and put it in here anyways. Enjoy!


14. Epilogue: The Wedding.

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Epilogue: The Wedding

Do you remember when we were just kids
And cardboard boxes took us miles from what we would miss
Schoolyard conversations taken to heart
And laughter took the place of everything we knew we were not

I wanna break every clock
The hands of time could never move again
We could stay in this moment (stay in this moment)
For the rest of our lives
Is it over now hey, hey, is it over now

I wanna be your last, first kiss
That you'll ever have
I wanna be your last, first kiss

“You look beautiful Leah.” Emily assured me, doing the final button to my crystal white dress. I smile and closed my eyes, feeling so blissful. Today was it, I was going to marry my true half. I'd spent half the morning convincing myself this wasn't real. Emily had to pinch once to often just to give me proof that this magical day was truely happening. I was marrying Nick Steel. I was going to be with him for the rest of my life.

For forever.

“ Absolutely stunning,” Rachel agreed whole heartily. I took her hand it mine and held it close. Today was hard for her. I thought about the many nights after Paul's death that she'd spent with me, and how she told me she had imagined this day with Paul so many times. But she was happier now, and excited to help me get ready for my biggest day in my life.

“The perfect bride,” my mom sighed.

“Thanks you guys, for everything. I'd probably would have ripped all my hair out by now if it weren't for you.” I grinned, joking. I stood up. The three of them had been tugging and pulling at my hair and dress all day as they perfected my make-up and complimented me generously.

My glamorous dress cascaded around me in soft white waves. I had to admit secretly to myself that I did look hot. I laughed gingerly to myself and smiled aimlessly as Nicks face drifted into my mind. I fingered the pretty necklace around my neck and chewed on my lip. I had to clear my throat twice before speaking.

“I’m nervous.” I admitted. "Like really really nervous."

“Don’t worry everything is going to be fine,” Rachel said soothingly.

"No I mean bugs in my stomach." I complained again nervously.

"You mean butterfly's?" Emily asked half confused and half amused.

"Yeah those."

I took a deep breath as the three woman around me giggled and smoothed both mine and their own dresses.

“Let’s do this.”

I was still fidgeting, twirling my loose hair, picking at the embedded beads on my dress and licking my lips so much Rachel had to reapply lipstick at least five times on the way there. The pulled up to the church, the stained glass was lit up for once because of the ever rare sunny day, and we pulled my dress up making sure not the get mud or dirt on it. Everything had to be perfect. One by one the bridesmaids walked down the red carpeted aisle and moved to the left. That's when my que came, it was finally my turn to walk down the aisle. Charlie was representing my father. He was married to my mom and was considered another Dad to me, I was glad he was there.

Was the walk really supposed to be this long? It felt like everything was dragging out in slow motion. I tried not to pay attention to the hundreds of eyes watching me.

At last I stood before Nick. He smiled softly at me and I beamed in return. He looked amazing as always. His hair was smoothed back rather then shaggy, hanging in his face the way it usually was. His dark eyes never left my face as the matrimony began.

I barely heard a word that was said until we reached the end. My heartbeat picked up, pounding frantically in my excited chest.

"And do you, Leah Clearwater, take this man, Nicholas Steel to be your lawfully wedded husband? Do you promise to love and cherish him, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto him, for so long as you both shall live? Till death do you part?"

"I do!" I declared confidently.

"Then I now pronounce you husband and wife" the precher said, smiling down, well up to us, seeing how we were so tall.

Nick swept me into a passionate kiss that made me blush. When he pulled away everyone was smiling and laughing.

Amazing how life turns out the way that it does
We end up hurting the worst, the only ones we really love

I wanna break every clock
The hands of time could never move again
We could stay in this moment (stay in this moment)
For the rest of our lives
Is it over now hey, hey, is it over now

I wanna be your last, first kiss
That you'll ever have
I wanna be your last, first kiss

At the reception we were congratulated over and over again. I smiled at everyone, and I mean everyone, just as Nick did. I have to admit, even though I was having the time of my life, I was counting down the hours until the reception was over. I was desperate to be alone with Nick and away from the pressing crowd of "well-wishers" despite being eternally grateful to them. There were so many faces and names that belonged to Nick’s family and friends that I tried to memorized. It was exhausting work even for a female werewolf. After a while I gave up and just nodded, pretending like I knew who these welcoming strangers were.

I danced a lot, every song actually with Nick, with Charlie, Seth, Jacob, well almost everybody. Everyone wanted a dance with the bride it seemed. I had almost forgotten what a wedding reception was like. I’d avoided them for such a long time. It was sad looking back and realizing how much I had let my hurt over Sam control my life, making me miss out on so many things.

When family and friends started leaving I could hardly dare to believe that it was over. Was everyone really leaving? The time for our honeymoon was drawing closer? I thanked everyone with enthusiastic sincerity as they left, assuring them that I would " of course visit them as soon as I got back from our honeymoon". Emily, Sam, Charlie, Jacob, and my mom were the last ones to go.

I hugged Emily tightly. “I’m sorry,” I whispered.

She stepped away from me in surprise. “For what?”

“For taking so long to really, truly forgive you. I thought that I had a so long ago but it wasn’t until recently that I was finally able let go of my jealously and anger towards you. I’m sorry, can you forgive me?” I told her.

Emily stared at me. “Of course I do! You had every reason to be angry!”

“No I didn’t. It was stupid and childish. I’m just glad we’re friends again.” I hugged her again then we both walked back to everyone else.

I embraced Sam next without so much as a wince or a pang of pain. Then Charlie followed by my mom. “I love you.” I told her. “Thanks for not giving up on me.”

“You’re my daughter, how could I ever even consider giving up on you, for even a moment?” She demanded.

"Well it wasn't exactly a piece of cake"

"Leah, you were worth every step of the way. I'm glad you got your happily ever after."

"Me too. I love you Mom."

I turned to Jacob last. “Thanks for helping me out Jake.”

“What do mean?” he asked in mock shock. “You are thanking me?”

“Shut up and let me talk before I change my mind,” I snapped. I took a deep breath. “Thanks for being there.”

His silly smile disappeared and he looked at me seriously as he said, “It was no problem Leah Steel.”

I grinned at that, my name was now Leah Steel. I was married, I WAS MARRIED! I turned to Nick and took his hand. Then we set off to start the rest of our lives.


Is it over now hey, hey, is it over now
Is it over how hey, hey, it's not over now
I wanna be your last, first kiss

That you'll ever have (that you'll ever have)
I wanna be your last, first love (that you'll ever have)
Till you're lying here beside me with arms and eyes open wide
I wanna be your last, first kiss for all time