A kitty this way cometh
Tabatha Ann Stevens is special not only being a half breed but she also has visions. Soon after seeing the Cullen family in one she finds herself part of the family. Then she has another vision that ties her not only to the the Cullen family but to Jacob's pack forever. Seth Clearwater was her future and she now knew it. Going to make this rated adult just in case
12. Why should I be surprised
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“Why should I be surprised”
"Run, damn it Tab! We have to get out of Volterra." Eli words were so familiar; I had heard them in my vision, and sure enough we were in the dark sewer.
I took off running, trying to keep Shyann from falling in the dark.
"Eli, take Tabby and I'll take the human. We have to get out here before they find her gone, if they haven't already. My scent is all over that place by now." Lynton yelled as he scooped Shyann in his arms and ran off. He disappeared as soon as he had her.
Eli pulled me in his arms and was running faster than I had ever seen him before.
"You know, you had a lot of folks worried about you." Eli said as he jumped out of the sewer and into the night air.
"Sorry, I guess I should have known Gerald would show up sometime."
"Yes, we got your little message. It helped a lot to know who to track down. He died slowly if that makes you feel any better. Nyla and Anna tortured every last bit of information out of him. I think I like them both more for that, but I wanted to do it myself." Eli jumped over the wall with one lithe movement.
"And my sisters?" I did not really care, I just asked out of morbid curiosity.
"We left them in peace, they didn't know anything of what your father did. They seem happy to be rid of him."
"I would be too." I said as Eli set me on the ground next to a car.
"Get in so Bella can shield us. Demetri will be looking for you." Eli said as he opened the door
Shyann was sitting uncomfortably in between Lynton and Bella in the front seat. She looked over her shoulder at me and I smiled.
"You're safe. They don't eat people either." I said and then my eyes fell on the person sitting on the far side of the backseat.
Seth grabbed me and pulled me into his arms and Bella slammed her foot on the gas before Eli was in the car all the way.
"Oh God your finally safe." Seth let a breath out like he had been holding it.
"None of us are safe now. Seth, you were safe!Why did you all come for me?" I had my hands on his face. My memory did not do it justice.
"I wasn't about to leave you with those dirty old bloodsuckers. They would kill my baby." His hand went to my stomach and the baby kicked weakly.
"We're all hungry, can we please stop and get something? They fed us scraps while we were there." I pleaded with Bella.
"She's weak, I would guess that the baby is as well." Eli said to Bella
"Tabby we'll get you as much food as you want when we get to London where Nyla and the others are waiting." Bella told me
I could handle a few more hours of hunger.
The way that Bella was driving we got to the airport in thirty minutes. The car was quite fast.
Seth carried me through the airport and onto the plane. Shyann looked nervous as we boarded. Shyann sat as close to me as she could, squeezing my hand in hers.
"Shyann we're safe, they won't hurt you. Remember what I said in the car?"
"Yes, but still you said that I was safe there as long as I was with you. What about now? Am I still safe with you?" She asked nervously.
"For now, I don’t know for how long. But you won't be eaten by anyone here." I whispered in her ear "Now how about we talk about something else."
"So you're the baby's daddy?" Shyann looked from me to Seth, still holding my hand.
He smiled warmly at me and then her. "Yes, I'm Seth Clearwater." He reached his hand across me and offered it to her.
She shook his hand and did not seem to mind the warmth of his skin "I'm Shyann De Blanc."
"Nice to meet you, you were quite a surprise." He dropped his hand looking at me.
"Tabby wouldn't leave me." She squeezed my hand.
"No, she wouldn't, that isn't the type of person she is. She would never let you die." Seth put his warm had on my face and looked into my eyes. "Even though she would never admit it she is a softhearted person."
"She saved me from Aro. He was going to…" I shushed her before she finished pointing to all the people around us.
The fasten seatbelt sign came on and I secured it under my stomach. Luckily I was thin enough that I didn’t have a problem boarding being pregnant. I was with my family again and a smile came to my face despite my mind-numbing fear.
"We're going back to our flat." Lynton informed me.
"Who's all there?" I asked
"Everyone it's crowded."
"What do you mean everyone?" I looked at him, confused
Lynton just smiled and got into the car next to Shyann.
"What does he mean?" I asked Bella when I got in the backseat.
"You'll see, do you want food?" She asked, looking at me in the rear view mirror.
"Oh yes, please and lots of it. Some for Shyann too." I said pointing to her.
"Of course it wasn't that long ago that I was human. I know she has to eat as well." Bella said as she pulled into a grocery store.
We all got out of the car and entered the store and both Bella and Seth grabbed carts. Eli supported me as we walked slowly behind them through the isles.
"Who do they think they're buying for, an army?" Shyann asked when both carts were full to the top.
"Possibly a few large boys like Seth." I was beginning to catch onto what Lynton had said.
Seth kept adding things to his overflowing cart as we made our way to the cashier.
Fifteen minutes, one upset cashier, and a thousand pounds later we were at the flat.
Nyla did not wait for me to be helped out of the car before she scooped me into her arms.
"It's so good to see you, kiddo." She said. I hugged her and the baby kicked. "You both seem happy to see me as well." She placed me on the ground and put her hand gently on my stomach. I grabbed Seth's arm to hold myself up as my legs gave out. He growled and pulled me into his arms and stomped into the house. To my complete shock the small front room was completely jam packed with wolves and vampires. Six very large Indian boys and a very upset looking Leah sat around the room.
Esme was at my side as quickly as she could get through the crowded room.
"Are you okay?" Her sweet voice was comforting to hear, as always.
"I'm fine, just a little weak and very hungry." I looked up at Seth "Can I eat now?"
He smiled and kissed my lips quickly "Anything special you want?"
"Food, I don't care." Seth put me down on the small couch and I looked around the room for Shyann. She wasn't there.
I got up weakly and walked back outside. She was standing right outside the front door. Nyla was trying to talk her into coming in.
"Kid you haven't got anything to worry about here with us, come in." Nyla said softly
"Shyann come in here, no one is going to hurt you. The only one that feeds on humans is Eli and he wouldn't dare touch you and hope to live through the night." I said, pulling her into the house by the hand.
I sat back on the couch, pulling Shyann down with me. I patted her hand and looked up to take the plate of food that Seth offered me.
"Is that all your baby gets?" I teased him. The plate was over flowing with all different types of food.
"There is more, sweet." He said, smiling as he left again and brought Shyann back a plate.
Seth sat next to Embry and when my eyes finally registered him he had a dumb look on his face and he was staring at Shyann.
I swallowed my food, barely having chewed it. "Why is it every time I bring a human around Embry you act like a horny dog?"
Embry's eyes flashed to my face and then back to Shyann's.
The look on Embry's face said all I needed to know. The gravity of the world had disappeared with one look at her and Shyann was now the only thing holding him in place.
"Did you just imprint on Shyann?" I already knew the answer, but I stillhad to ask.
"I think so" Embry answered.
"What are you talking about, Tabby?" Shyann was looking at me and then her eyes finally found Embry in the crowded room.
I pulled my eyes away from Embry and looked at Seth. He was smiling. Then I finally looked at Shyann. I busted into laughter. I laughed so hard tears were streaming down my face and everyone was staring at me like I had horns.
"I so told you I was going to be there when you found your soul mate." I pushed a confused Shyann over and laughed more.
"What the hell are you all talking about?" She asked, not liking all the talk of soul mates, I was sure.
"Imprinting is wolfy for love at first sight but stronger." I calmed my self so I could take in her reaction.
"You have to be freaking kidding, right?" She looked a little baffled and a little scared.
"Not from the look on his face." Quil said happily
"I-I'm Embry Call" Embry stood and introduced himself formally to Shyann offering her his hand.
She took it and looked at him with guarded eyes. "Shyann De Blanc."
"Nice to meet you." He said, flashing her a devilishly handsome smile that would make any girl swoon.
"Yeah, you too," she said, letting her eyes drop back to her plate.
"Let us eat Embry, bread and water is all we have really had since we were captured. Wait how long has it been since I was taken by Gerald?" I asked looking around the room.
Arianna hissed, And there were several growls from the pack.
"Two months" I hadn't noticed Edward in the shadows until he spoke.
"Edward, it's so good to see you." I said happily.
"Yes, it's good to see you too. It was difficult to get to you, it only took us a week to find your cowardly father, the rest of the time we spent planning a way to get into Volterra. It took a month just for the opportunity to arise." The anger in Edwards voice scared me. He was always so careful to guard his emotions.
"You should have just left me there. All of you were safe they had no plans to come after you." I said to the room
"You're worth the fight." Jasper said
"I swear, how did you all get in here?" I asked "There has to betwenty people in here."
"We manage fine, sweet, now please finishing eating so that Carlisle can make sure you and the baby are okay." Seth said from the floor.
I ate silently and when my plate was empty Carlisle came and picked me up into his arms. He carried me into my bedroom and all the equipment that had been in his office was sitting on one side of the room. Shyann hadn't stayed in the other room, she followed close behind Seth.
Carlisle quickly set me on the table and pulled my filthy shirt up, squeezing gel on my stomach.
The heart beat came strong as always and I breathed a sigh of relief.
"Do you want to know the sex of the baby?" Carlisle asked as he moved the paddle around.
I reached for Seth's hand and smiled when he took it. Not wanting to take my eyes off his I glanced over to Shyann who was standing by the closed door. "Shyann you can come closer." I looked back at Seth and he nodded eagerly. "Yes, dad tell us the sex."
Carlisle smiled gently "It's a boy."
"I'm having a son!" Seth howled with delight and he kissed me softly. "Marry me Tabatha."
This time it was Shyann's turn to laugh.
"I think you heard the boy." She said
"This is not funny, unless your joking. Please tell me your joking." I said, panic betraying me.
"No, I'm not joking." Seth pulled a small silver ring from his pocket. The ring didn't have any kind of stones in it, just a paw print on the top. It was obviously old and Indian. "What's your answer, sweet?"
I took the ring and smiled weakly at first "There is no… one in this world I would rather belong to for eternity." My smile spread wider as I put the ring on my finger.
Seth ran out the door and announced the news loudly to everyone. There were happy murmurs coming from the front room.
Carlisle wiped my stomach and helped me sit up. "I will leave the two of you alone to clean up." He walked from the room silently
"The bathroom is through there." I pointed to the door right next to the table.
"I don't have any clothes." Shyann said timidly.
"I have some that should fit you well enough until we can get you some of your own," I said, pointing to the dresser
"Thank you" She walked to the dresser and pulled clean clothes out for herself and walked into the bathroom.
"Alice, can you come here please?" The door opened soundlessly as she came through the door right after I spoke her name.
"None of my old clothes are going to fit me and I don't have any maternity clothes here."
Alice flitted from the room and came back with a suitcase "Now do you think I wouldn't bring clothes for you?"
"I should have known better." She pulled out a cute little dress and a pair of house shoes, placing them on the large bed.
I heard the shower turn off and waited a few minutes before I walked in. Shyann was dressed in my clothes and I was glad that I liked baggy clothes. They worked well on her frame.
"My turn. I feel so gross."
"I know what you mean, I feel like a million bucks right now."
"The simple things make us happy." I said as I took my shirt off. She left me to my shower.
My head was under the water, so I didn't know Seth was in the bathroom until he touched my stomach lovingly. I looked up at him and snuggled into his waiting arms.
"Don't ever leave me again." He whispered into my now clean hair.
"I didn't have a choice."
"I almost went crazy with worry, Jake had to alpha me to get me to wait to look for you."
"I'm glad he did, they would have killed you. I would have been crushed if they would have hurt you in anyway." I put my arms around his neck and pulled myself up to kiss him. He helped me and returned my kiss eagerly.
When he pulled away I was breathless and really didn't want him to stop. I groaned my protest.
"Sweet, there is a house full of wolves and vampires." He reminded me
"I don't care let them hear." I push his back against the shower wrapping my arms back around his neck and pulling myself up and wrapping my legs around his waist.
Seth raised a brow and chuckled before kissing me again. He allowed a little more kissing before he gently pushed my legs down and set me on my feet under the now cold water.
"Oh shit that's cold!" I yelled as I jumped out of the shower.
He was laughing and toweling off as I glared at him "I figured you needed to cool off. I'm not going to make love to you with a house full of people that can hear every word we're saying right now."
I heard Emmett’s loud laughter above everyone else's. My eye fell to my swollen stomach. "That's not it you think I look gross like this." I rubbed my ever expanding waistline.
"Are you kidding! You look as beautiful as ever. We just have a very nosey family. Plus my sisters here and that's just wrong." He placed his hands on my stomach lovingly "Don't ever think I don't want you. Trust me I do, just a little to crowded in here for my comfort."
"I wouldn't let that stop me." Emmett pushed out between laughs
I sighed and pulled my clothes on and watched hungrily as Seth did the same.
"Where is Shyann?" I asked as I put my hand on the door knob.
"She fell asleep on your bed before I came in here." I nodded and headed for the bed myself.
"Shyann scoot over" I said into her ear
Shyann grumbled and moved to the far side of the large bed and I crawled in..
Seth pulled me into his arms and I fell asleep.
Two months of sleeping restlessly on a hard floor had not done wonders for my personality.
When I woke up the next morning, Nessie was asleep between Shyann and myself.
I softly kissed her forehead and reached over her gently shaking Shyann.
"I've been awake since the sun came through that damn window. We weren't ever bothered by sun in that dungeon." Shyann grumbled
"Why didn't you go get breakfast then?"
"Because, my so called soul mate is out there and this is the only place to hide from his creepy staring."
"Ever the cynic." I laughed "Come on it's time to eat."
"I think I'll stay in here with the kid." Shyann said
"You have to face him sometime."
"No, I don't. He can just pine for me." She seemed a little bitter "I don't even know him. How is he supposed to be my soul mate?"
"He just is. You're his other half. Most people don't know they're soul mates until they meet. Why don't you just talk to him?"
"That's not a conversation I want to have in a house full of others. Why don't I get a choice?"
"You act like he did this on purpose to inconvenience you."
"Fate happens like that don't it?"
"I guess." I moved off the bed, slipping my feet in my house shoes.
Nessie was awake looking at me and I smiled at her, putting my hand out for her. She took it and we left Shyann alone in the room.
I walk purposely over to Embry who was in a conversation with Leah and Seth..
"Go talk to her Embry, she thinks she has no choice go explain things to her."
Embry looked at me and then the closed door. "She needs time."
"She needs to understand, plus she doesn't believe in love at first sight." I looked down at Nessie's smiling face and winked at her.
Embry nodded and I watched him walk into the bedroom closing the door behind him.
"That was very nice of you." Leah said
My mouth fell open and I just gaped at her. I couldn't manage a complete sentence. I opened my mouth several times and shut it again, not knowing what to say.
Seth chuckled and took my hand. Leah glared at him and walked away.
Alice ran across the room and came to an abrupt stop in front of me. "When is the wedding?"
I looked at her, shock in my eyes "I just excepted his proposal and now I have to tell you right away when."
Alice rolled her eyes and looked at Seth. "When's the wedding?"
"That's up to her. I could do it right now if she would allow it." He rubbed my cheek with the back of his hand.
"I'm not doing this now." I walked away quickly to the kitchen and I grabbed the basket of fruit that was sitting on the table, untouched by the boys.
I walked quickly back to the room, a banana in my mouth.
"Don't mind me." I said, my mouth full.
I put a bunch of cd's in my stereo and plugged my ear phones in, turning it up really loud. I sat on the floor and started eating, singing along with the music.
After I ate most of the fruit in peace, Shyann tapped me on the shoulder as she pulled the ear phone out of the jack and she started singing and dancing.
I smiled as she pulled me up and we started to do a weird two step to a country song. She didn't seem surprised that I knew the dance. We were both singing almost as loud as the stereo so I wasn't upset when the door opened and we had a audience.
My energy had come back, I had eaten so much food since I had returned. It never took long for me to bounce back.
Shyann twirled me around and then back into her arms. I laughed when my stomach hit her.
A slow song started and Seth came over to us, tapping Shyann on the shoulder..
"Can I cut in?"
"Who am I supposed to dance with?" Her lip jutted out as she pouted.
Embry stepped up and opened his arms.
She shrugged and let go of me and entered his arms.
Jasper and Alice were twirling in small circles next to me when I actually figured out what song was playing and I started to cry.
"What's wrong?" Seth looked down out me worry lines creasing his face.
I just shook my head and snuggled closer to him.
When the song ended the tears in my eyes kept coming and it took me a moment to speak. "I'll marry you today if that's what you want Seth."
He pulled me into his arms and kissed my eyes and then my lips. "Very soon, you're mine forever." He spoke against my lips.
- It could happen to anyone...right?
- In the blink of an eye
- Must love dogs
- Smells Familiar
- My other life
- Completely Distracted
- Birthday Surprise
- The Gods are punishing me
- Why should I be surprised
- Catch and disappear
- Everyone should take the time to dance in the rain
- Oh God... I do
- The time has come to fight
- Life does continue
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