Come What May
Divorce, it tore my family apart. Which inevetably led to the move to the reservation my mom grew up on. There's alot of wierd things going on here I don't understand... Embry/Imprint.
5. Chapter 5
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I paced in my bedroom looking around me. Embry had been gone for over an hour. He said he would come back but when? He had left so abruptly that I didn't have any time to register his facial expression. I didn't know if he thought I was crazy or if he thought something else. I couldn't loose his friendship. He was the most amazing person I had ever met. I refused to loose his friendship. I knew his secret, so I doubted that he would just up and walk away now, in any case.
I let out an exasperate sigh and lay on my bed. My mind wandered to the past. To Justin, someone that I shouldn't be thinking about.
Two weeks before I moved to LaPush, three weeks ago, Justin came to my house and told me we couldn't be together anymore. Mostly because of my moving to the other side of America, he wasn't happy about it. At first he told me we would make it work anyways. I knew it was going to happen. He was already getting offers from girls because they knew I would be out of the picture. Justin had always been the picture of a chivalrous young man.
Justin and I were together for a year and three months, and before that we were attached at the hip as friends. I knew that a relationship grew out of friendship. Unfortunately, Justin couldn't make a long distance relationship work and he knew it. He had to try hard to keep from being flirty with other girls when we were together. I knew it would be hard for him if I was elsewhere. I knew that if he didn't break it off before I left, I would do it right before I left, hopefully we could be friends.
We couldn't. He blew up when I mentioned it. He was a firm believer in not being friends with ex's. It was sad, because he was a really good person and I loved talking to him. I had told him everything about me other then the fact that I could see dead people.
"Stop thinking about him Jack," I said out loud to myself.
My mind instantly switched gears. The first time I had seen someone who was dead was when I was five years old. I would never forget it. Regardless of the fact that it was way back when I was five. It as scary as shit when I was so young.
The apparition appeared before me, I could see it clear as day, which I later learned was rare for a median to be capable of seeing an apparition fully. It was a young woman, she was in her mid-twenties. She was smiling at me. She told me something even my own ‘mother' still hasn't told me, and I still kept it to myself. She told me she was my Mother. She told me she gave me to my aunt who I call mom when I was born to keep me from harm.
After that I guess her business on earth was finished, because I never saw her again. My aunt, the woman I call mom, never told me anything. I was sure my father was still alive, whoever it really was. Taylor was my cousin. We were being deceived. The biggest reason I moved here was to find out who my real father was. Though I knew absolutely nothing about him. My aunt (mom) never would give me my birth certificate, but I will be Eighteen in two months, and I will get the papers, and I will find out the truth.
My real mothers name was Sarah White. Sarah was the name of my ‘Mom's' dead sister, and White is her maiden name. I found a picture of her in one of my mom's photo albums in the attic back in NYC once. I stole it, and now it's placed alone in a shoebox in my closet, my most important possession. The only picture I had of my real mom.
My dreams for years were plagued with the identity of my father. I could feel that he was a wonderful man. I could feel that he wouldn't have wanted my mom to give me to her sister. I could feel that he was alive. If he were dead, he would have come to see me, because I could feel that I got the talent of seeing the dead from my father.
I wanted to see my father alive, though. The problem was finding him first.
I sighed heavily again. Why wasn't Embry here? The suspense was killing me.
I flipped open my phone, I had a new text that I hadn't noticed. It was from Embry.
Sam, Jake, Jake's dad Billy, and I are coming to your house. The text was sent received two minutes ago. They would be at my house an second.
Okay. I sent back, making a quick dash for my bathroom.
As soon as I got out my door bell was rung. I headed up the stairs and to the front door, opening it for the four guys that looked completely serious as they came inside my home after I invited them in, Jake pushing a man in a wheelchair. The man in the wheelchair was defiantly Jake's dad, Billy. Billy smiled at me, though I could see the reluctance in him.
"What's up Jack, I'm Billy, Jake's dad," Billy said, reaching out to shake my hand.
"Hey," I said, shaking it.
They all took seats in the living room, and Embry motioned for me to come sit between Jake and him on the couch, with Sam sitting on the lazy boy and Billy placed nicely next to Sam looking calm. Sam seemed a little tense. I guess they had never come across a median before or something. I couldn't believe that thought though because Billy seemed at ease.
"It's come to our attention that you have some information you wish to share with us," Sam said blankly.
"It's not fun for me to word statements like these. Any way it comes out it sounds crazy, but there is a demon surfacing here. I don't know what or who it wants, or why it's coming in general, all I know it that there will be danger," I said.
"You know this how?" Sam asked, skeptical.
"A dead man told me on First Beach last weekend."
"How do you know you can trust the dead man who told you this," Billy asked.
I sighed, "A median learns never to doubt the dead."
Billy smiled, "That's the same thing my brother says."
I smiled at him, acting as though that simple statement didn't set my heart to speed racer mode. There was a possibility that Billy's brother was my father. I had to meet him. I absolutely had to at least catch a glimpse of him. At least once.
"I'd like to meet him sometime," I stated.
"It could probably be arranged."
"And this... dead man... told you about us?" Sam asked, getting back to business.
"He told me that the wolves needed my help. He said nothing about any specifics. I figured the rest out on my own really. All the apparition told me was that the wolves needed me," I shrugged.
There was a long pause where I could see Sam mentally battling himself. He wanted to believe me, and he could tell that Billy trusted what I was saying. He could also see that Embry and Jake were ready to defend my side.
"What kind of demon is it?"
"A bad one. I would tell you his name, but saying the name of a demon invites it to use you as a door to this world, I've seen it happen, it's not pretty and the woman it happened to died," I said.
"True, Sam, Jack's no liar, you can stop being so apprehensive," Billy said.
Sam nodded, he never stopped looking at me, it was nerve racking. I almost started messing around with my hands to ease the tension. The guy scared me when he looked like this; he was nothing like this at the beach. He was the Alpha, and he was doing business.
"Well, welcome to the family Jack," he said, face erupting into a smile.
"Thank you," I said laughing as Embry and Jake jumped at me.
"Boys, be careful, she isn't Leah," Sam said, "Jack, you're coming to dinner at my place, we're not letting you go to the diner to eat on your day off."
How he knew it was my day off I had no clue. But I found myself squished between Jake and Embry in Embry's truck even though I offered to drive myself. Embry wouldn't have it, again. Sam went to drop Billy off at a man named Charlie's house because Billy had dinner and a football game plans with him. I smiled and waved them off.
I was a little nervous, I hadn't met everyone yet. On the way there I was filled in on who all I had met that were Werewolves. Apparently everyone I expected, Leah, Seth, Collin, and Brady were all Werewolves to. Also, there were a couple others, Paul and Jared.
"Well, what is Nessie? I know she's not one of you. And I would say Vampire, but I don't think she's fully that either..." I asked Jake after he told me who all the Werewolves were.
"Nessie is half human, half vampire." Jake said, "She told me she sensed something about you that was off, she never placed it, and of course her Aunt never could figure out what it was because you are always with Embry, and she can't see the wolves. She didn't see you coming before you got here either, which was what we went to Bella's for the day of the beach."
I just nodded because I had no idea what to say and we pulled into a long driveway. I could see a couple guys outside, it was Seth and Brady. They looked like they were arguing. I saw them both shaking. Embry and Jake were telling me to stay in the truck until Embry came to get me. I watched the whole thing play out in front of me.
Seth was clearly shouting and out of no where I saw Seth and Brady both burst into giant Wolves and ran off into the forest tackling each other. I saw Jake and someone else run after them and Embry was walking towards the truck.
"Okay we can go inside, I just didn't want you to get hurt when they phased. Their fighting because Brady saw Seth hitting on his girl at the end of the day today at school. Apparently, Brady has found his... you don't know about imprints yet, I'll let you in on it later," Embry said, helping me out of the truck.
We walked straight into the house without knocking. Quil was inside, sitting on the floor playing with Claire. Claire saw me and smiled.
"JACK FROM BEACH!" she said, getting up and running at me.
"CATCH HER!" Quil shouted at me.
"DON'T YELL AT HER!" Embry shouted at Quil.
I caught Claire, ignoring the boys. "How have you been?" I said, smiling.
"Good! Come play with Quil and me!" she said, "put me down please!"
I put her down and she took me by the hand and led me over to where Quil and she had been putting a puzzle together. After about three minutes of convincing Claire that Oklahoma was above Texas and Kansas was above Oklahoma Emily came out and I remembered her from the beach. She smiled at me.
"Hello Jack, how have you been?" she asked, sitting on the arm of one of the chairs in the living room.
"Pretty good, and you?"
"Wonderful, How was your first day of school."
"Eventful, I have all but one class with at least one of the guys in each of them. They are chatter boxes, can't shut up." I said laughing when Embry and Quil pretended to be hurt.
"That makes me feel like you don't want to hear my wonderful voice!" Embry said, leaning his head on a fake crying Quil's shoulder.
"Anyways, that's how school is so far. It was a good first day though."
"I remember going to school here, good school, bad lunches," she said.
"I agree with you," I said.
We went into the kitchen, and all of the sudden I saw Leah and another girl talking in the corner. Leah saw me and smiled.
"JACK! I get to see you outside of the diner! Jack this is Kim, Kim, this is Jack, the one who now works at the Diner with me , Bill will be here soon for dinner but he's working tonight," she said enthusiastically.
Kim was a little shy, she said hi and was polite and asked me a few questions on her own and answered mine. Apparently she was with the guy who ran off into the woods with Jake after Brady and Seth, his name was Jared. She seemed totally into him to. Every time you mentioned him her face would light up. She referred to him as her boyfriend, but I saw the engagement ring on her hand even if no one else did. Apparently she didn't want everyone to know just yet, or maybe just not me. Who knew?
There was a loud ruckus from the front door, all the guys were back, Sam and Jared walked into the kitchen, followed closely by Bill and they grabbed a hold of their women. Suddenly I felt a little uncomfortable. As soon as I was introduced to Jared I excused myself to visit everyone else in the living room.
I sat next to Embry, who was smiling at me. He wrapped his arm protectively around my waist as Seth was shooting ugly looks at Brady. Apparently they weren't completely over it yet. I wondered who Seth had imprinted.
Dinner was served up pretty quickly, and devoured just as fast. When all together they ate like no other. When I enquired about it the ones that didn't know I knew tensed up. I finally figured out who Paul was because he almost started a fight by telling me to fuck off right before Sam explained that I knew. I had to hold Embry's hand under the table to keep him from lunging at Paul, who was being clamed down by his girl Rebecca who happened to be Jake's sister.
Emily kicked me out when I said I would help her with dishes. She told me that she wasn't going to let me help her my first day here. I smiled while I was talking to Embry on our way out to his truck.
"So how do you like everyone?" Embry asked as we started to drive.
"Everyone's really nice, save Paul, I like them," I said, nodding.
"Actually Paul's better than he used to be, if you can believe that," he said.
We got to my house soon after than and made our way to my room. The rest of the house just wasn't appealing to me. My room was the best room in the house. I'm sure my mom almost didn't let me have it. Then again, my mom is afraid of basements, even if it is a refurbished room she would probably freak if it was her room.
After a little while of messing around while watching T.V. we decided to get serious.
"So what was that you were saying about imprinting earlier?" I asked.
He looked conflicted, like he wanted to tell me, but he didn't know how I would take it. I knew that I would take it just fine, considering I already knew. I just didn't exactly know all of the details. I liked werewolf and vampire romance novels, so I got the essential picture.
"Uhm, well, its like, uhm... finding the one that is meant for you, your soul mate, your one and only, your best friend, your lover, your everything, all of that at very first sight," he said, smiling.
"Really? That's amazing, who all have imprinted?" I asked.
"Sam imprinted Emily, Jared imprinted Kim, Quil imprinted Claire, Paul with Rachel, Jake with Nessie, Brady with someone today whom I don't know, and me with you."
He looked at me with a hopeful look as soon as the last three words were uttered out of his mouth.
I smiled at him, "I knew it."
"You knew it." He repeated.
"That's what I said,"
"How did you know?"
"I read a lot of books."
He looked relieved, like a weight had been taken off his shoulders. He leaned over and hugged me, which knocked me off balance and we fell back onto my bed, still hugging, and laughing a little.
"So I was thinking we should go out Friday," Embry stated, pulling away just a little so he could see my face.
"And where would we go?" I asked.
"I don't know yet, but we should," he said.
"I guess we should," I smiled.
We laid in silence for a while, admittedly I almost fell asleep. He was a comfy pillow, I could get used to laying on him. Unfortunately I had to look at the clock. It was 8:30. My mom and sister would be home in an hour or so. I sighed and looked back over towards Embry, he was staring at me so intently I knew that if I were standing I would fall down. I couldn't move. I was frozen in his gaze. His eyes were glued to my face and a smirk grew on his face. I was slightly scared.
He moved towards me and grabbed my face, in an instant his lips were crashing down on mine. My heart felt about to burst. I was shaking, literally. Our fingers interlaced and I fell back down on my bed, him on me, but holding himself up so he wouldn't crush me with his giant figure. I was still shaking with pure happiness, and I didn't think I would be stopping soon.
Embry pulled away, face contorted with concern.
"Are you okay, you're shaking?"
"When I'm extremely happy I tremble," I said. He nodded and lay down next to me, on his side. I lay on my side and his arms wrapped around my waist.
The next think I knew I was waking up to my alarm clock at 7:00 the next morning with a note on my pillow.