Bring The Rain
Leah Clearwater: heartbroken, angry, and alone. Will she get her happy ending?
Well hello, everyone. The werewolves are my favorite and even though SM is a genius, the way she ended the series just didn't fly with me. So this, my friends, is what I think should have happened =)
3. This Would Happen To Me
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I woke up in a daze. What the hell happened? There was something cold on my forehead, why? My eyes opened a slit but the light almost blinded me. I groaned and tried to turn over.
I almost fell off the couch.
“Ugh,” Mom’s hands were instantly on my shoulders pushing me back down.
“Honey, are you okay? Open your eyes for me Leah,” she said. She put a colder cloth on my head and I almost screamed.
“Mom, that’s cold,” I said.
“Yeah, well you’re running a really high fever, Leah,” she said. I opened my eyes and saw her and Seth kneeling in front of me. They had identical looks of worry etched on their faces. Nurse Clearwater was going to town on my vital signs. Taking my pulse and counting my breaths like she was at the hospital.
“Mom, get the fuck away from me.” Where the hell did that come from?
She had stopped dead in the middle of using her stethoscope or something and stared at me with her mouth open. People don’t talk to Sue that way. “Excuse me?”
This just seemed to make me madder, “Leave me alone.” Seth’s jaw hit the floor and he stared at me.
“Leah, you don’t talk to me like that,” she said. I think she was more surprised that I was using this tone with her than when I fainted. There wasn’t time for me to come up with a witty response before I leaned over the edge of the couch and threw up everything I had ever eaten. Ever.
“Gross,” Seth said, jumping back out of the way. I lay back against the couch when I was done and closed my eyes.
Mom was shaking my shoulder, Nurse Clearwater again, “Leah, no sleeping honey, you need to go to the bathroom.” I paid her no attention as I started to fall asleep, something that hadn’t come easy in a very long time. Not in the two months that it had been since Sam left me.
Seth’s new, huge arms came around me and he carried me to the bathroom with Mom right at his back. I vaguely heard her kick him out because the next thing I knew I was over the toilet again. Ugh.
I found that the tile floor was cold and I put my cheek against it. It felt so good, so good that I started to cry. What the fuck was happening to me. I was angry as hell a second ago and now I’m sobbing uncontrollably. This was getting out of hand.
I felt my eyes start to close and I ignored my mother as I let sleep come over me.
Voices. Why are there voices? Wait, where the hell am I? I opened my eyes a slit and almost had a heart attack. Seth was with Sam at the end of my bed arguing about something.
“What else could it be Sam!? She’s acting just like I did,” he was whispering but there was a strange sense of urgency in his voice.
“It doesn’t happen to women Seth,” Sam argued back, “she’s just sick.” My eyes were opened a slit, enough that I could see the concerned look he gave me, but not far enough for him to see I was awake.
Why the hell was Sam in my room right now? The question is: tell them I’m awake, or fall back to sleep.
Definitely fall back to sleep. My eyes were closed before I even finished the thought.
I woke up on my own this time, dying of thirst. The clock next to me said 7:30 pm, FIRDAY?! I had been asleep for three days!? Oh my God.
With effort, I untangled myself from my covers and stood up. I was horrified to see I was shaky on my feet. “Mom,” it killed my throat to speak.
Even though the word was hardly a whisper, Seth came bursting through my bedroom door.
“Leah! You’re awake!” He said, he took my arm and helped me walk, “Where do you want to go,” he asked.
“Thirsty,” I said. He nodded his head and scooped me up into his arms.
“Ugh, put me down asshole!”
“Well, I see your feeling like your old self,” he said, shaking his head. He put me on my feet but kept his hand on my arm as he walked me to the kitchen. “What do you want, Water?”
“Yeah,” I said, “Where’s Mom?”
“Out getting you some medicine,” he explained, “You’ve been out for days Lee, you’re fever is getting out of control, it was 109 at one point.”
“Shouldn’t I be dead?”
“Yeah, but Sam convinced her to not drag you to the hospital.” Seth was coming over with a glass of ice water. He sat down across the table from me.
“Why would Sam NOT want me to go to the hospital?” Apparently I didn’t imagine that little scene in my room. Seth looked immediately uncomfortable, “Why Seth?”
“I can’t really tell you Leah,” he said.
“What the fuck? You can’t tell me? Why?”
“He said I couldn’t.”
“Who said? Sam? Sam’s a motherfucking asshole whose sole purpose in life is to RUIN me. Of course he has to control me even after he ripped me apart. I’m going to tear his fucking balls off!” I screamed at him. I hadn’t even realized I had stood up, but then I started to shake.
Seth’s eyes went wide as saucers, “Let’s get you outside Lee,” he looked wary to come near me.
“No Seth, how about I stay right here,” the tremors were getting worse and my vision was getting fuzzy.
“Leah really let’s go outs-,“ I cut him off with a bloodcurdling scream. I hit the floor and wanted nothing more than to die, the pain was too much. I could almost feel Seth pick me up and run outside. The shaking became too much to take and he threw me bodily off the deck.
In the split second that it took for me to get thrown off the deck to when I hit the ground, my entire world was turned upside down.
I had two legs when I was thrown off the deck and I landed with four. Those legs had huge furry paws attached. My senses were all off the charts, there were millions of things out here that I’d never seen.
HOLY SHIT WHAT THE HELL!? WHY DO I HAVE PAWS?! WHY AM I FURRY?! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON!?
“Shh, Lee, it’s okay,” Seth was in my head, fucking wonderful.
I wanted to scream, I tried to scream, but all that came out, was a long, low, torturous howl.
I was a fucking wolf.
Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God,” I was flipping out a little bit.
“Leah, please calm down,” Seth again.
“Yeah, Lee, I’m here, come find me,” he instructed.
“Where are you?”
“Who the hell howled!?” That could NOT be Paul. “Why not Leah?” Wait, what?!
“Leah, listen to me and me only, come find me,” said Seth again.
“Where are you?” I said.
“Follow your instincts.” My instincts told me that I had to be dreaming because if I wasn’t, I should be institutionalized.
“You needed to be institutionalized before you turned into a dog Leah,” Paul said again. That was true and you know what, something like this WOULD happen to me. I would be the girl who could sprout fangs and a tail. If I ever said my life couldn’t get worse, well my friends, I was sadly mistaken. This totally sucked.
“Is everyone okay!?” Ah, Embry, welcome to me schizophrenia.
“That can’t be Leah,” he said.
“Oh but it is.”
”Who howled, are you alright, where’s the leech?” Jared, how nice to hear you, NOT. “Oh Jesus Christ it’s Leah.”
“In the flesh,” I retorted, what a fucking moron.
“Couldn’t agree with you more Lee,” Jake said. Oh God not Jacob.
“Yes its Jacob, at least pretend you like me,” he thought. Ugh, Bite me.
“Whose biting who?” Quil’s voice entered my head.
“Leah’s biting Jacob,” Seth said.
“Oh wonderful, let’s see it.”
“SHUT UP PAUL!” everyone said together.
“This is fucking ridiculous, you’re all aware of that right?” I asked and all of a sudden 5 massive wolves came into the clearing where my feet automatically took me. One tan wolf was there when I got there and I could only imagine that was Seth. You could tell it was him because of his eyes, there were the same only bigger here.
“Leah?” Alright, now the party can start. The motherfucking, douchemoving, son-of-a-bitch, buttmuching, ass pirate has arrived.
They can read my mind, huh? Shit.
“Leah?” said Sam again.
“Yep,” I answered.
“We need to explain some things to you okay?” I nodded my big furry head and sat on my ass like a good girl. They told me that all the legends of out tribe were real and that we’re werewolves and protectors and blah, blah, blah.
He finished his little speech and he noticed my inattentiveness. My thoughts were elsewhere.
“Leah, did you listen to a word I said?” He asked, I heard the snickers of my ‘brothers’ or so he called them.
“Yep, we’re all wolves, legends are real, kill vampires… other stuff, I got it,” I said, encouraging the boys to keep laughing.
“I want you all to phase and go home except for Paul you’re patrol tonight,” he started, “Leah, would you mind staying for a few minutes, I want to explain something to you?”
“It’s not like I can say no, you can just make me right?”
“I would never take your will away Lee,” he said.
“Bullshit, but get whatever it is off your chest so I can go home.” I felt the rest of the pack phase out and it was just his thoughts and mine. They were so full of love for Emily that it was making me sick.
“Let’s phase back before we talk about this, I brought Emily’s dress so when I show you how you can chan-“
I was human before he could finish that sentence.
Being naked in front of Sam didn’t really bother me, it’s not like he hadn’t seen it before. What I didn’t expect however, was the appreciative howl in the woods. Paul must have seen me through Sam’s eyes.
“FUCK YOU PAUL!” I screamed into the dark. Sam phased and before throwing me the dress. Thank God nobody could hear my thoughts because DAMN he was fine. He tossed the dress to me and I threw it over my head.
“Come sit Leah, I want to explain something to you.” He sighed and continued “It’s called imprinting.”