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"Bella hurry up," I scorned her again as I sat in the department store with her as she looked for some book she had been dying to have. "Jacob you didn't have to come," she peeked out from behind the shelf and smiled. "Yeah, I don't come and your little friend picks this time to show her face," the little friend I was referring to was a vampire named Victoria, she has been after Bella for months and it seems she's been trying to get pass our defense lines but we're good. No bloodsucker would be able to pass us. "That wasn't nice, Jake." she said quietly, too quite for any normal human being to say but seeing how I was a shape shifter, I heard her with no problem. "You could have at least brought your boyfriend with you." Bella's boyfriend was a vampire, my immortal enemy, his name was Edward. "You know why he couldn't be here." it was a sunny day in Forks today meaning her little bloodsucker would glow if he came out. Sometimes I wished the fairy tales were true and if the sunlight caught those creatures, they’d burn until there was nothing left but ashes. "Just hurry up Bells," I said as I sat back in the seat and pushed my hair out of my face. It was time for a cut. **** I watched Jacob from a distance; he was stretched out on the couch, his big body looking to almost be too big for the chair. I smiled at him as I thought about the small Jacob I use to be friends with, the timid, laughing, nice Jake. Now there is the confident, arrogant, sometimes mean and sarcastic Jacob but I love him all the same. My life, the love of my life was a vampire and my best friend was a werewolf. I loved them both and sometimes in the dead of night, I felt so bad for my friend because he loved me in a way I could never return. I sometimes felt like I had them both and I couldn't deny the fact that I was a little selfish with them. I wanted them all to myself; I cringed at the thought of Jacob ever finding his mate all the time. How would I handle that? **** "I can't believe this!" I hit my fist on the steering wheel again. I was lost, now my car decides it wants to die, no cell phone signal and now it's raining! I didn't have many options; I could sit here and wait for someone to drive by. I looked around where I was and laughed, I was in the middle of freaking nowhere; all I could see was trees and more trees. Or I could start walking; the old Indian man told me there was a house a few miles this way that would help me with everything I need, whatever that meant. I exhaled loudly as I went into my book bag and pulled out my sweater and jacket. I placed them both on, tucked my pants into my boots, tied them tightly. I gathered up all the small things I thought I would need, a couple of energy bars, a bottle of water, soap, flashlight, I stuffed it into the bag with my clothes zipped it up tight and started on my way. I don't even know why I'm here, I don't know what it was that was calling me to the lake at La Push but it was something I was feeling for months, the next time I feel a calling like this, I was just going to ignore it because this is ridiculous. A couple of miles felt like forty to my feet and back, I was athletic but walking through this forest while raining had me wanting nothing more but then to take a hot bath, maybe find a hotel for the night but from the looks of this house there was nothing even remotely close to a hotel near. I walked up the stairs and knocked softly. "Who is it?" I heard an old voice speak. "Um, my name is Dana Williams, I'm on vacation and my truck broke down a few miles away from here," the door was opened and I found an aged man, who looked a lot like the man who told me to come here but he was in a wheel chair, he had long black hair instead of grey
hair.. "I'm sorry I couldn't hear you," he smiled. "My name is Dana Williams, I'm on vacation and my truck broke down a few miles away from here,” the thunder boomed around us and I jumped. The old man smiled. "A man named Taha Aki told me I would find what I was looking for here, I just need a phone to call for help," his eyes harden as he looked at me. "Who?" "He said his name was Taha Aki," he looked me up and down then wheeled himself back, the thunder boomed again and I jumped as I walked in. "Could you describe this old man to me?" "Yeah," I smiled. "Well he actually looked a lot like you but he wore to extremely long braids with beads on the ends of them," I went into my pocket. "He told me to get this to a man name Billy," I showed him the three beads, they were yellow, blue and green, the colors of the bracelet my grandmother gave me when I was born, the one I wore everywhere I went and loved dearly. "I'm Billy," he wheeled over to me and took the beads. I watched as his hand started to tremble as he brought it to cover his mouth, his eyes watered and I watched the first tear fall, I didn't know what to do or say but as I looked around the small house, something about it felt right. "I'm sorry," I whispered as I stepped towards the door. "Don't leave," he whispered, I turned back to him. "Why don't you get out of those wet clothes, then you can call whoever you need, or you can call first but I don't want you to get sick." "Where's the bathroom?" I asked, he smiled. "Up the stairs, the first door you'll see." "Thank you Mr. Billy." I said as I walked up the stairs. When I came back down from my shower, the once empty living room was now full of people, I was feeling weird. The smell of herbs and spices had my mouth watering though. "Dana," I heard my name being called as another sound of thunder boomed and the lights went out. It was completely pitch black. "Everyone stay calm, Billy where do you keep your candles?" I heard a younger man's voice. "They're already set out; we just need to light them." I heard Billy answer When the candles were lit, I put my hand over my eyes as I sat on the bottom step. How was I going to call for help with no electricity? Today was not my day. "Would there so happen to be a hotel anywhere near?" I asked as they all looked at me. "The nearest hotel is back in town," another young voice said. "Let me introduce you to everyone Dana," Billy said as he held his hand out for me I stood and took it. "This is Sue Clearwater," he said pointing at the woman behind the counter in the kitchen. "Nice to meet you," she walked over and hugged me. "You're beautiful," I felt myself blush as she released me. "Thank you," I said softly. "This is Sam and his wife Emily," I shook both their hands, and tried not to stare at the giant scars on the side of her face. Jesus what the hell happen to her. "And finally there is Paul, Seth, Embry, Jared and Kim." "Nice to meet you all," I smiled and they all stared at me, I ran my fingers through my hair and yawned. "Excuse me; it's been a very long day." "I agree, are you hungry?" Sue asked. "More so tired but I have to get to my truck and-" "And do what?" Sam cut me off. "The way the weather is going at it, you'd get sick
walking in that," he pointed at the window and he was probably right but he didn't have to be so smug about it. "Well what would you have me do, then?" I snapped quietly because he was working on the smallest nerve I had. "You're looking for a hotel?" "We've established that." he paused and stared at me with hard eyes. "Pay Billy and you can sleep here." "You're getting a little ahead of yourself, who’s to say Billy wants me in his house." "You would have to sleep in Rachel's room but that's fine with me," Billy said. "Why can't she have Jacob's room, it's bigger." Sue said. "No," I was not going to put anyone out. "The couch is fine," I smiled. "Rachel is away for college you can take her room," I nodded. "Well come into the kitchen and I'll feed you then Embry will show you to the room where you can sleep." I smiled at Billy. "Thank you." I whispered. ______ They watched as she walked away with Sue. "Any of you feel different?" Sam asked Seth and Embry, they shook their heads. "She isn't mine." Seth said. "Mine either," Embry agreed. "Too bad, she's hot." he smiled. "How do you know she belongs to someone here?" Emily asked Billy. "She said Taha Aki showed her how to get here," he answered as he watched the confusion on their faces. "She could be lying," Sam whispered. "I thought so too, until she gave me these," he showed them the three beads. "I had these buried with my father," he knew these beads because of the small carved designs on each bead. "She maybe Jacob's." Emily smiled; Billy smiled because he knew she was. "Where is he anyway?" Paul asked. "Out with Bella," he growled. "I'm really getting tired of him with those bloodsuckers." Paul said. "Isn't he in love with Bella?" Emily soft voice asked, none of them said anything. "How will he handle this?" they all looked at Dana who was smiling in the kitchen with Sue. "We shall have to wait and see but I get the feeling, she'll change his mind." Billy said. "Yeah, did you see the way she looked at you Sam, she was ready to attack you," Embry laughed. "Okay Embry, Dana's ready for her room and get her a couple of blankets it gets cold at night." Sue came over as Embry stood, when the two of them walked off. "What do you think of her?" Sam asked, Sue was very intuitive when it came to reading a person. "She's kind hearted, giving, caring, but she's strong, stubborn, and determine," she handed Billy an envelope. He opened it up and inside was three hundred dollar bills. "I told her it was too much but she wouldn't take it back." "How long is she planning on staying?" Sam asked. "She said she'll call the tow people in the morning and see what they can do for her car." "I could have Jacob take a look at it." Billy said with a smile. "That could actually work," Jared said. "From what she told me, she doesn't have any family left, she lost them in a fire her parents that is and her grandmother died last year now, it’s just her," Jacob came walking through the door soaking wet. "Jacob," Billy called, his son looked at him and he looked pissed.
"Yes." he gritted out. "We have a guest staying the night; she'll be sleeping in Rachel’s room." "Whatever," he said as he headed up the stairs; they heard him slam the door to his room. "He comes home like that almost every night." Billy said as he shook his head. ______ Why did I continue to torture myself with seeing her with him? I should leave; I was starting to look like a complete ass and taking it out on the people who cared for me. I looked over at my clock, it was 10 in the morning and it was still raining, not heavy but raining altogether. I would stay home all day today and help my dad around the house. I got out of bed and heard him talking. "You just missed my son last night." "Oh, I'll meet him today?" a soft voice answered. "I'm sure, he's a mechanic, and I'm going to ask him to take a look at your car, when it stops raining." "I don't want to impose," that was one thing I loved to do work on cars and if I could do that for the next couple of hours then I would, it would help me clear my mind. I jumped in the shower and headed downstairs. I saw her sitting with her back to me, her long wavy hair flowed all the way down her back, almost reaching her butt, she wore tight leg jeans and a red shirt. "Son?" my father called as she turned around, we made eye contact and I couldn't move, I felt something in me burning . . . no not burning, glowing. She turned and I caught eyes with hers, her hazel eyes bored confusion. Everything inside me came undone as I stared at the tiny beautiful caramel face of the woman staring at me. All the lines that held me to my life were sliced apart in swift cuts, like clipping the strings to a bunch of balloons. Everything that made me who I was, my love for the girl who wouldn't love me back, my love for my father, my loyalty to my pack, the love for my other brothers, my hatred for my enemies, my home, my name, myself disconnected from me in that second. Snip, snip, snip. And floated up into space. I was not left drifting. A new string held me where I was. Not one string, but a million. Not strings, but steel cables. A million steel cables. All tying me to one thing to the very center of the universe. I could see that now how the universe swirled around this one point. I’d never seen the symmetry of the universe before, but now it was plain. The gravity of the earth no longer tied me to the place where I stood. She did. "Is he okay?" I heard her ask, her voice like music to my ears. "I'm Jacob Black," she smiled, a smile like nothing I've ever seen before. "Dana Williams," she was mine. I wanted to wrap my arms around her she walked over to me and stuck her hand out to me. I took it, my hands seemed to swallow hers, and she giggled. "You're hot," I couldn't control myself as I took her into my arms and held her close. "You smell like mangos," I whispered into her hair, she held onto me tighter. There was a knock at the door, causing Dana to step out of my embrace and me to nearly curse as Sue, Sam and Emily walked in. "Hi Jacob, nice to see you smiling," Sue hugged me and then Dana. "What are you guys doing here?" "We came here to see how Dana was doing." Emily smiled at me and I frowned, I wanted to have her to myself for a while and they were going to make that impossible. "Your father told me you could fix my truck?" she looked at me. "I'll take a look at it and see what I can do." "I'll call a tow truck company and see if they can tow it here." "We can get Embry and Quil to bring it here," Sam said she looked at him. "How will they do that?" "With my tow truck. It may take a couple of hours," she smiled.
"Well I did want to go see the lake; it was the reason why I was out this way. I'll leave my keys with you," she headed for the stairs but not before she turned around and stared at me. "Jacob?" "Yeah?" "Would you join me? You don't have to, I would love it if you did though," she stared at me in the eyes. "I'll meet you on the porch in fifteen?" she smiled as she walked up the stairs. "You imprinted on her?" Sam asked as he wrapped his arms around Emily. "Yes." "Good." he smiled. "Who is she?" I asked as I looked at my father. "Taha Aki sent her for you," my father said and I frowned, he was always talking in riddles and I had no time to figure out what that meant. "You're going to take her out in the rain?" Sue asked. "It's not raining that hard." I shrugged as I went up the stairs to change. ______ What was it about him? Dressed in all black, his muscles budging under the tight t-shirt, the jeans he wore hugging his ass like a charm, his long hair, I had to ball my fingers into fist to keep from touching him. This man was sexy. How old was he? How would he react when he found out I was 18? I looked at his face, what he could be twenty one, maybe twenty two. He grabbed my hand and helped me over a log. "How old are you?" I asked him, he seemed to shift. "17," I looked at him. "You're joking right?" I laughed and he frowned at me as he dropped my hand. "No, how old are you?" "18." he looked away and seemed to be in another world. "I graduated from school last month." I grabbed his hand; he was extremely warm considering the fact that it was still drizzling. "The lake is a couple of feet this way." he picked me up and threw me over his shoulder. "Jacob," I laughed. "Put me down," I hit him in his back. "You're moving too slow," when we got to the lake he put me down and the rain let up completely. "Shouldn't we head back? It's not raining anymore," I looked at him. "Not if you don't want to." "I don't, there's something about this lake that calls to me," I wished I could go for a swim but I knew I would get extremely sick so I sat down at the shore line. He sat next to me; I could feel his uneasiness, his self conscienceless. Another breeze and I let myself listen to the wind. Home, you've found you're heart. I closed my eyes. "What is it Jacob?" he looked at me his dark eyes penetrating and seemed to be staring into my soul. "I want to get to know you." "Really?" "Yes, so tell me about yourself." "What do you want to know?" "What's your favorite color, number, food, things to do? What do you do with your free time? What do you plan to do with your life?" I laughed. "Red, 5, ribs, I love to read and write, with my free time I follow the wind and what I plan to do with my life is follow the winds until they lead me to where I'm supposed to be." he looked down at me. "It's really hard to believe your 17" he looked away, a hard wind blew and I found myself moving self conscienceless into his warmth. "You don't mind that I'm younger than you?" I laughed.
"No, my mother was seven years older than my father and I've never seen two people more in love." he smiled and I felt a warmth spread through me. "Now your turn, tell me your favorites." We spent the next couple of hours there, sitting together laughing and joking, I found myself entranced with him and everything about him. We left the lake. We would have stayed longer but we were starving. It wasn't raining and hadn't been for all the time we were there. "I'll take you to get some food and then we can go check on your truck," his voice spoke. My truck, once that was fixed, I would have to leave, wouldn't I? Why did I feel like I wanted to cry at the thought of leaving him? What was it about Jacob Black? We made it outside of his home and I saw my truck sitting outside. "Let me go in and freshen up and then we can leave." I walked up the stairs with him close behind me. "Dana, I have one more question," I laughed. "I thought you said you asked you're last question." "I promise this is the last one," I laughed. "Yeah right, but come on." "Can I kiss you?" I looked down at him. He was a few stairs under me so it made so that I was taller than him. "Yes," I whispered as I looked at him. He leaned towards me and pulled me to him, pressing me against his hard body. I looked up at him, he pressed his lips to mine softly, but I wanted more. I was hungrier for him than the food I thought I wanted. I wrapped my arms around his neck and felt his tongue enter my mouth. ______ She was so soft, her body was soft against mine, her lips were soft against mine, her tongue massaging me. She was mine; I felt it down to my soul. "Jacob?" we turned and saw my father sitting in his chair. "Yes?" "Phone." "I'll see you in a couple of minutes." she walked away from us. "Who is it?" "Bella." I looked away. "She said it's important." I exhaled as I walked in the house; I walked over to the phone and picked it up. "Hello?" "Jake? Where have you been!" she was frantic. "I was at the lake." "Oh, you haven't been by or called and I was worried." "You don't have to worry about me Bella." she was silent. "Will I see you tonight?" "Not likely." again silence. "Are you okay?" "Couldn’t be better," I heard her footsteps coming down the stairs. "I'll talk to you later Bella," she stared at me as I hung up the phone. "Girlfriend?" "No, she's my friend, my best friend." "Oh," she looked away. "Let's go to Sam's and see if he will let us use his car, if not we'll be riding my bike." "Bike? Like a bicycle?" she laughed. "No, like a motorcycle," I said as we walked outside and I pointed to where the two bikes sat. "Nice," she ran her hand over the seat.
"Come on, let's go see if Sam's in a good mood." she followed behind me silently as we walked to Sam’s and Emily's house. We got there in fifteen minutes, it usually took me less than five but she had to walk, I knocked on the door and Sam opened it with no shirt on. "What are you doing here?" he snapped as he walked away from the door. "So much for him being in a good mood," she whispered and I smiled because I knew he heard her. "Hey Jacob," Emily smiled. "And you brought Dana," she walked over and hugged her. "What brings you here tonight?" "She's hungry and no one cooked so we were going to go out but . . ." I looked at Sam as he came back with a shirt on. "We don't have a ride and I don't trust him on the bike with the roads being so wet," she said. "I would love to go out!" Emily exclaimed as she looked at Sam. "The four of us could go." she smiled. "You okay with that?" I asked Dana, she nodded but wouldn't look at me. "That's fine by me." Emily took her hand. "Come on, help me get dressed," she dragged her away. "How are things going with her?" Sam asked as he watched them disappear into the back. "Better than I could imagine, she's more . . . everything." he smiled. "But I think she's mad at me." he frowned. "Already? What did you do?" "I didn't do anything," I snapped as I stared back at him, he didn't say anything as his eyes did the talking for him. "Bella," I whispered and he shook his head. _____ I watched her go through her closet; she was just talking going a mile a minute, talking about what. I didn't know my mind was consumed with thoughts of him and this Bella girl, I knew there was more than he was letting on, I could see it in his eyes. I looked at myself in the mirror that she had in the room. "Did you hear me Dana?" she called. "I'm sorry, no I was thinking about something." "What's wrong?" I looked at her, she looked young, maybe she could answer the questions I couldn’t bring myself to ask. I opened the window and waited for the wind. Safe, trust them the wind howled. "Can I talk to you?" I sat down and she looked at me. "Sure." "Bella, who is she?" her face didn't shift but her eyes did. "I don't know if I'm the one who should be telling you about her." "Why not?" "You need to ask Jacob about her." "I don't know if I can . . . if I can take hearing him tell me he loves her or what she means to him. Just shake your head if what I think is wrong." "You mean more." how can I, we just met. I shook my head. "I need a minute, stall them for me?" she touched my shoulder. "I don't know how long I can keep Jacob at bay but I will try." "Thank you." she walked out the room. I walked to the window and jumped through it. I ran to the forest, as the tears ran down my face. Why was I crying, my tears, why? I didn't cry, hadn't since my grandmother's funeral. What was wrong with me? I saw a shadow in the distance. "Dana," the voice called as I slowed down and walked to it. It was the old man from the road. "Taha Aki? What are you doing out here at night?" only God knows what lurked in this
forest this time of night. "Where are you going?" "I don't know." I wiped the tears from my eyes. "Do not cry, brave one." "I don't understand this, my feelings for him," a howl tore through the woods. I walked over closer to him . "No need to fear the wolf, he is yours to tame." "What?" there was no way in hell I was letting a wolf get anywhere near me, I mean for some odd reason I loved the wolves but I wasn't a fool, wolves aren't meant to be tamed. "You have the power within, trust it child for you have a long journey ahead of you." he was talking in riddles. "What are you talking about?" "Do not leave La Push Dana; stay here as long as possible. Billy will let you stay for as long as you like." "How do you know that?" "I've spoken with him, now stay Dana." "I can't. He loves someone else." "No child." "Stop it!" I yelled as another howl erupted. "He comes for you. Tell him I say to explain to you the legend soon or I will do it myself." "What are you talking about?" "Dana?" I turned to the sound of his voice but I turned back and saw no one. "Taha Aki?" what the hell was going on? "Why did you leave?" the winds blew, Go to dinner and follow the winds. "I needed some fresh air." I walked over to him. "Let's go to dinner." I wrapped my arm around his arms and couldn't control my gasp. He didn't have on a shirt. "Where's your shirt?" he looked down at me. "It got caught on a branch when I came looking for you." "Oh," I said as I tried to calm myself, feeling his bare skin against my palm was doing something to me, something I had never felt before. I looked at him, his face . . . Jesus this man was beautiful. "Did you hear the wolf?" he stopped walking and looked down at me. "Yes." "And yet you still came and got me?" he smiled as he picked me up into his arms. "I'd face any wolf for you," I couldn't stop myself as I kissed him again. What was going on with me? We arrived at the small restaurant, and were greeted and sat immediately but before we came in a wind blew and the words Your journey begins here. This is the most the winds had even spoken to me. "Are you okay?" Jacob asked. "Yeah, I'm fine." I didn't tell anyone the winds spoke to me except for my grandmother because they spoke to her too. People would think I was crazy if I did. The waitress appeared and she had a small tattoo on her neck, it was of the moon. "Nice tattoo," I whispered, she smiled. "Thank you." she took our orders and walked away. "You have a tattoo?" Sam asked. "What made you ask that?" "Just curious." "Yes, I have one on my shoulder." "Really?" Emily beamed.
"Yeah." "Of what?" Jacob looked at me. I smiled and looked away. "I can't tell you." they frowned. "Why not?" he said. "It's embarrassing, my friends always made fun of me for getting such a dark tattoo because I'm such a ray of sunlight." I smiled. "What is it?" "A wolf," they all went silent. "His fur is brown and black, I think he's beautiful, I saw the picture in my sleep and had it sketched." I took off my jacket, the spaghetti strapped shirt I had on didn't hide it. I turned and let them see it, moving my hair out of the way. "Oh my God." I heard Emily say; I turned back and saw their faces, which held pure shock and confusion. "You guys don't like it either?" I asked. "It's beautiful," I heard Jacob say. "I think so too." ______ It was my were form on her back, how was that possible? I looked at Sam, his eyes held the questions too. What the hell was this? "Jacob?" I heard Bella's voice; I turned and saw Bella enter with Edward, Alice and Jasper. "Hey Bella," I said. "Who’s your friend?" Edward smiled. "Dana, this is Edward, Bella, Alice and Jasper, you guys this is Dana." she stared at them then smiled. "Her truck broke down and I'm looking at it." I said hoping it would stop Bella from asking the questions I knew were coming. "Nice to meet you all." Edward was smiling ear from ear, I wanted to punch him in his face, he laughed. Damn it, I forgot he could read my mind. "Bells, honey our table is ready." Alice tried to push her away but Bella just looked as if she wanted to cry and I knew what she was going to say before the words left her lips. "Is she your mate? Did you imprint on her?" she asked as the tears started to fall, I jumped up and wrapped my arms around her. "Bella, why are you crying?" "Jacob, what are you doing?" I heard Sam's voice ring out, I closed my eyes. "Did you?" she cried, I didn't answer. "Dana," I heard Emily call, I heard the door slam. "Just be calm Bella, geesh, you're acting crazy." I wiped the tears from her face, she smiled. "Go eat your food and I'll come by tomorrow." "You promise?" I nodded. "I promise," I smiled as I turned and saw her seat empty, her jacket was still on the back of the seat so that meant she was out there in the cold freezing. "You're an idiot." Sam said. "Where'd she go?" I asked. "We wouldn't know." Emily rolled her eyes at me. "I wouldn't be surprised if we got back and she was gone." I shook my head, she wouldn't leave me. "What of the tattoo?" I asked them both. "She's your mate, Jacob." Sam said, I looked back at Bella and shook my head. "She's over there with her bloodsucker, who are you with? You dumb ass." _____ "Billy?" I called as I entered their house, he was sitting in the living room with Sue, they
both smiled at me. I cleaned my face up on the ride over here to the best of my abilities. "Yes Dana." he looked at me. "Hi Sue," she smiled. "I have the tow man out here about to take my truck, I'm going to go and find a hotel in town." she frowned. "Dana, what's wrong?" Sue asked and I shook my head. "Nothing." "Dana, I don't want you staying in a hotel," Sue stood and walked to the phone. "Sue, please its fine really." "Nonsense, you can stay with Paul, he's all alone in that big house." she smiled as she dialed a phone number. "Don't tell Jacob," I looked between the both of them. "What happen?" Billy asked again. "Nothing, I just can't see him right now. Please you two?" "We won't say a word, Dana." Sue said as she cut her eyes at Billy. "Thank you," I said as I walked up the stairs and gathered my things. I didn't know how to feel, it was more than obvious that Bella chick was in a relationship with that Edward dude but Jacob was acting like she was his . . . maybe they were involved in some freaky threesome. Whatever it was, I wasn't going to act like it didn't hurt or that it didn't bother me because it did. He kisses me then acts like I'm some problem when he sees her, and what the hell was she talking about, imprint and mate, my head was going a mile a minute. I walked down the stairs with my bag and ran into Paul, he was good looking, hell they all were. "Dana, I'm going to have Sue bring me by later tonight. I really wish to speak with you." I nodded as Paul took my bag from my arm and we headed out. Paul gave me the bigger room, he said it was his parents, I didn't say anything when he left me alone, hell I was still starving and I would need some more clothes. I had to go to the tow company in the morning, I would stop by a couple of stores, the television Paul had was horrible so I would need a TV, some clothes, food. I walked down the stairs, Paul was eating on some pizza watching what looked to be like a football game but what the hell did I know it could be baseball, they all were the same in my eyes just a bunch of men running around catching a ball. "Are you hungry?" he patted the seat next to him. "Starved." I came over and sat down. He turned the box to me. "Thanks for letting me stay here with you." he laughed. "Not like I had a choice, Sue can be very persuasive." "Can you take me to town tomorrow?" he looked at me. "What's in it for me?" "I'll buy you a new plasma." his eyes budged. "Are you serious?" "More than serious." "Fine by me," he smiled a triumph smile and I held back my smile. "Are you rich or something?" "Or something, my grandmother was rich." he went back to watching the game. "What are the legends?" he looked at me. "What do you mean?" "And what does imprinting mean?" he just stared at me. "Ask Jacob," I frowned. "Why can't you tell me?" "Not my place and I rather not fight him." "Fight him?" "Jacob is very territorial; I swear that boy is an Alpha if nothing else." "What the hell are you talking about?"
"Nothing, talk to Jacob." I smacked my lips and closed my eyes to fight the need to punch him in the jaw. I didn't even notice I was asleep until I came awake to the sound of the doorbell. "It's Sue and Billy," Paul said as he opened the door. "Are you two okay?" he asked as they came in. I sat up, and they smiled "We came to see your guest." Billy said as Paul yawned. "Well I'm going to go to bed; I'm taking her shopping in the morning." Sue looked at me. "I need clothes and he has no food in this house." Paul walked up the stairs and Sue and Billy came into the room. "Are you okay, Dana?" I nodded. "I am." I felt a breeze coming through, I looked around for it. Trust them, they mean you no harm. "The winds speak to you, don't they?" Billy said. Trust rang out again. "They do, never so much before but now they do all the time. I'm supposed to be here but I don't know why." I looked at them. "What does imprint mean?" "It is not our place to tell you that," Billy said. "So Paul said to me. Can you at least tell me of the legends?" they looked between one another. "What legends?" Billy asked. "I saw Taha Aki and he said for Jacob to tell me them before he did." they looked at me again then back to one another. "Let me tell you the story of Taha Aki." Billy said. As I looked at Billy and Sue, I knew my mouth was open. I couldn't even register what he had just told me. Werewolves and vampires. Could he be serious? And what did that have to do with anything right now? "So Taha Aki is a ghost?" "He died hundreds of years ago." I place my hand over my face. "Why have I been seeing him and why am I here?" the winds blew The wolf is yours to tame. "Jacob will have to tell you the rest child," Billy said. "But?" "Do not force me to tell you the rest, wind child," Billy said, I nodded. I was going to have to have a chat with Jacob one day after I got over being mad at him. ______ Two days without her, her truck was gone but I knew she was close but I didn't know where she was and no one answer the questions I had about her well being. I found myself going to the clearing where Sam had the pack meeting. I ran to the spot where we usually met. When I got there the pack was already there, I shifted back to human form and put my pants back on. "He looks just like the tattoo," I heard Paul say. "When did you see the tattoo?" I asked as I inhaled, her scent was all over him. "Where is she?" I snarled at him, losing the little control I thought I had. "They're going to fight," I heard Quil say as he rolled his eyes. "We don't have time for this." Sam's hard voice ordered. "The red head was scented in the forest again." "Where's Dana?" "At the lake." Quil said. "Alone?" "The girl is safe," Sam said but I was already gone. Jacob she is safe. Sam said.
We cannot be sure. I was running to her. Does she know about us? No, that is your job and I advice you tell her soon before someone else does. Like who? She's been seeing Taha Aki. What does that mean? She has to tell you. I cursed to myself as I spotted her, she was in the water, swimming, she was by herself. I transition back to human form and ran to her. "Dana?" I yelled, she stood in the lake and I gasped, she was dressed in a white swimming suit that barely covered her body. She looked at me as she started to me. She walked back to the land, and grabbed her towel as she wrapped it around herself; she put her flip flops on and started to walk away. "Dana." "What? You can see me?" she laughed; she was upset and had every right to be. "Funny, I've been walking around here thinking I was invisible," she headed into the forest and I was close on her heels. "I'm sorry." "Yeah, I know." she rolled her eyes. "Dana." "Tell me what imprint means," she kept walking. "It's what happens when a werewolf finds his mate," she stopped and stared back at me. "Why did she ask you about that nonsense," we ended up in the clearing where my pack was. She was heading for Paul's car. That's when it clicked she had been staying with him, in his house, sleeping near him. "You've been sleeping at his house, with him?" "Yes, I've been sleeping - " I felt a fury go through me, I turned my gazes back to Paul and before I could control it I shifted and headed for him. _____ I heard the growl and by the time I turned around there was an animal a giant one heading straight for them. "Sam!" I screamed out as they all turned, where the hell was Jacob, I almost missed it when Paul popped out of his skin and turned into an animal, a wolf, a giant black wolf. I watched in horror as the two wolves fought. He's your wolf to tame "Are you insane?" I yelled back at the wind. Look at the wolf Dana, you know him. I looked at the wolf with the brown and black fur and nearly gasped, it was him from my dreams, the wolf on my back. I didn't even notice I was moving towards him until Sam was holding me back. "Jacob!" I screamed the wolf turned. "Dana, he's a young were, they don't have control," I planted my feet on the ground and used a move I learned from my self defense classes, I flipped him over my shoulder and went running for him. "Jacob?" I called; he looked back at me and snapped his jaws. "Don't be snapping those teeth at me," Sam was close to me. "Come back to me and talk to me like you have some sense." I watched as the fur fell away and he reappeared, sweating with nothing on but his pants. "Did he touch you?" he snarled. "What do you care?" he growled. "I'm not Bella, Jacob and I won't pretend to be so stop trying to attack Paul, you know he's your sister's boyfriend. There are pictures of her all over his house for Christ's sake." "You're my mate, you're mine!" I laughed. "You love her?" he turned away and my heart ripped. "You do, and I'm being forced on you. You keep your little Bella and when my car is done, you won't have to worry about me anymore." You need one another Dana, I shook my head.
"Dana?" he called. "Stop," I backed away from him. "You can't leave me; don't you feel the connection Dana?" "This connection, tell me did you feel it the night at the restaurant," he took a step towards me and I backed away. "I did, I felt it since I saw you." "Did you go to her yesterday or the day before that?" he looked away and I knew the answer. Give him time Dana. "This mating thing is it forever?" he looked at me and nodded. "I won't share you forever." I turned and walked away. "Dana, this is cute," Emily held up a black sheer shirt with long sleeves. I looked at her, the scars on her face. "Yes, he did them." she whispered. "How?" "We got into a fight and I got too close." "Every time you too get into a fight, you have to stay back?" she laughed. "No, now that he's older, its better. We don't fight a lot though," she giggled. "He usually just says I'm right." I laughed as the doors open and in walked the girl I was praying I didn't see behind her was Jacob and her boyfriend. "Why's he so pale?" "He's a vampire," I looked at her and started laughing, when she didn't join. I stopped. "You're serious?" "Very." I walked over to them, Emily grabbed my arm. "No Dana." I smiled. "I just want to meet her." "This is such a bad idea," she said as she followed me. "Funny, how my mate told me he couldn't go shopping with me because he had to meet his pack," the three of them turned to me. "Nice pack you have here honey." "Dana?" he called and I smiled. "I don't think we've been properly introduced," I looked at Bella, she grabbed Jacob's arm and I nearly wanted to choke her, the vampire moved in front of her. "I'm Dana, your Bella, right?" she didn't say anything as I looked at Edward. "And you must be the vampire," I stuck my hand out to him and he took it, his cold skin. "So you did imprint her?" Bella looked at him. "Yeah Jakey Pooh, did you?" I smiled as I leaned against the wall. "Yeah, Bells I did." "Why did you lie and say you didn't," that was a pain I wasn't expecting. "Don't feel too bad Bella, he lies to me too," Emily grabbed my arm and dragged me outside. "Dana, that was mean," Emily said. "She can't have them both Emily, how fair is that?" we walked to the tow truck company. "They look closed," she said as I press the ringer for service. A man approached, he looked rugged and all I could do was smile. "Who's he?" I whispered to her. "I don't know." "Well let's find out" he approached us with a hard face. "What do you want?" he snarled and I smiled. "You don't have to be so mean to us." "You're right, my name is Kevin, how can I help you?" "We're here to check on the red Explorer and a date." "Dana!" "Is my name, and the one you'll be accompanying for the night," he stared at me with
hard eyes. "How old are you?" he asked as he leaned forward. "18." "You're a baby." I rolled my eyes. "Fine, what's up with my car?" he walked to the other side of the room. "Dana what are you doing?" "Oh, I'm just having fun. I knew he wouldn't agree to it." he walked back to us. "What did you do to that truck?" "I didn't do anything, what's wrong with my baby?" he smirked. "It'll take two weeks for us to order the part and another week or so for it to get fixed," I cursed loudly. "A young woman shouldn't have a mouth like that." "Oh shut up!" I snapped. "Order the damn part; I'll be back in a week to check on my baby." "Okay, little lady." "Come on Em, let's go." we picked up our bags and headed out to the car. "Hey! wait, I need you to sign something," the man called. "I'll meet you at the car," Emily nodded as I met the man half way with his clip board. "Just the address to where you're staying and your phone number." I looked at him and smiled. "What do you need that for?" "So that I can call you when I'm on my way and I can know where to pick you up from," I smiled up at him. "You're taking me out?" "Yeah, there's a little club outside of town I would love to take you to, that is if you think you can get in." "Do you know where La Push is?" "I do." "I'm staying in one of the houses up there," I wrote down the address and Paul's phone number. "Call when you're on your way." "Will do," he walked away and I headed back to the car where I caught eyes with the vampire boyfriend. He's a friend the wind spoke and I rolled my eyes, yeah I just bet he was. I wonder how little Bella would react if I walked over and kissed him. I watched as he smiled at me. "I've never know cars to make a person smile like the two of you were," Emily said. "Can you do my hair for me tonight?" "What do you need your hair done for?" she got behind the wheel of the car and I got in the passenger seat. "He asked me out." "Dana," her voice was a warning. "You see how he's doing me Emily; I deserve a little fun seeing how I’m going to be stuck here for three weeks." "Leah, I'll call her and Kim over to Paul's tonight, and we'll get you all ready." "Thank you." 2. DATE "What have you done to my house?" Paul snapped as he came in to find me, Leah, Kim and Emily, they were doing my hair and make-up. "I haven't done anything, but bring life into your once dull home," they all laughed. "Where are you going?" he asked. "Dancing." I answered.
"Alone?" "That's not your business," Leah said. "Oh great, and I can assume that Jacob doesn't know. Just great, you're going to make it so that we have to fight." "You won't if you don't say anything," I said to him. "This is a bad idea Dana." "Shut up Paul," Leah snapped and I smiled. "Keep a cell phone with you and call if you need help," Emily said. They had me dressed within the next hour, I was wearing the white dress, I brought from the boutique in town, it wasn't too fancy but sexy, it stopped at my thighs, with silver beading designs all around it. The straps came around my neck, the heels were tall, but not to the point in which I wouldn't be able to dance. They pinned my hair up, but left a few curls falling down my face. "You look beautiful," Kim smiled as she helped clipped on the necklace, I put the studs in my ears as the door bell rang. "Oh God, he's here." I stood and started to pace. "Calm down," Leah smiled at me. "Count to forty then come down," she smiled as they left me alone in the room, I walked to the window and breathed in the fresh air. I heard nothing and smiled, because tonight I didn't want to hear anything, I just wanted to enjoy myself. I looked at myself one more time as I picked up the bracelet and placed it on my wrist. I grabbed my purse, I walked down the stairs, Paul was in the corner, he looked at me then frowned, I saw Emily and Leah smiling. I looked at Kevin, his blue eyes looked at me like I was a meal and I smiled as a smile worked at his lips. he was dressed in some blue jeans and a red shirt that gripped his muscles. "You look beautiful," he smiled as Paul growled. "Do you think I will be able to get in the club?" "Hell, you maybe able to even get drinks," oh I knew I would I had a fake ID that would ensure that. "You two kids have fun," Emily pushed me to the door. "Don't be out too late, Dana," Paul's voice growled from the corner, I blew him a kiss as we walked out. "I'm almost afraid to touch you, you look so nice." "So where are you taking me?" "To a club call Rogue." I smiled out the window as he pulled out of Paul's driveway. "Are you related to him?" "To him?" "The dude inside." "Paul?" I thought about it for a moment. "Yeah, he's my brother." "I knew he was, he was staring at me like he was ready to attack." I smiled. We arrived at the club called Rogue, when I entered, I was greeted with darkness, there were few lights, the smell of stale beer and sweat assaulted me and I smiled. this was my first time going to a club like this, there was a live band playing. He led us to a small table in the corner. "Do you want a dance or try and get a drink first." "Drink," he flagged the waitress over. "I'll have a Budweiser," they both looked at me. "Gin and tonic." the woman walked off and I smiled. "Well looky at the little girl in big girl’s clothes," I rolled my eyes. "How old are you?" "27." "You're sitting over here acting like your 42 or something," I laughed as the woman came
with the drinks. "Keep them coming, I want to get drunk," she laughed as I gulped down the drink. "You better slow down," I rolled my eyes at him as I stood. "Let's go dance," he grabbed my hand and we headed to the dance floor. ____ We all sat in Sam's living room, everyone was asleep, Paul told me Dana had fell asleep and told him to keep me away, that she needed time, the TV was on, I didn't know what movie we were watching, everyone was cuddled up around the room, Sam and Emily, Jared and Kim, it made me miss Dana, my mate. I didn't even know how to approach Dana anymore, I heard a phone vibrate, I saw Emily rise off of Sam as she answered her phone. "Why haven't you called?" she hissed. "I do not know," the voice giggled, she had the phone on speaker, she walked into the kitchen. "Get your ass home; it's 3 in the morning." "I'm trying" she laughed. "Kevin's asleep under the table and I can't find his keys." "Dana you're drunk!" I sat up. "You stay away from that car." "But I don't want to sleep here and I'm really tired Emily." "Where are you honey?" "Um . . . x-man club?" "X-man?" "No, that's not it." I saw everyone sitting up. "Dana, where are you!" Emily yelled. "Don't yell at me Emily." "Dana honey where are you, I'm going to come and get you but I can't if I don’t' know where you are." "Are you going to bring Jacob along?" "I can." "Yeah bring him, I'm really cold." Emily pulled the phone away from her face as I walked over to her. "Dana, where are you?" she asked again. "I can't remember the name, x-man?" "Why does she keep saying x-man?" Paul said as he got up. "I don't know," Emily whispered. "Is the name of it Storm?" Leah asked. "Dana is it Storm?" Emily asked. "No, that's not it." "She's at Rogue," Sam sat up and pulled his shoes on. "We need to go get her now," he was out the door. I followed and seemed almost in auto pilot. "Why is she at a club?" I snapped as the three of us got in the truck. "She went out on a date." Emily answered and I felt myself losing control. "The winds say help is coming, you know where I am?" her voice rang out. "Yes honey, stay on the phone with me." "Okay . . . Emily?" "Yes?" "He doesn't love me." "Yes he does." "No, he's forced into it," she laughed. "He's like so good looking," she giggled. "He looks at her like she's all that matters." I saw the tears that fell down Emily's face. I stared out the window and listened to Dana giggle and talk about everything from her favorite color, to how the winds speak to her, and then back to me. I wondered how I could fix the
situation between them Dana and Bella, something had to be done or I would end up losing one if not both of them. It was no competition, Dana meant more to me but Bella needed me. We pulled out in front of the old bar, Dana had stopped talking to Emily but I could still hear her breathing on the line. I jumped out of the car before Sam pulled it to a stop and started towards the bar, I opened the door and almost wanted to gag, it smelled horrible in here, old beer and stink. I looked around the bar. "Dana?" I walked around, calling her name. "Jacob?" I turned and saw her standing there dressed in white, she looked beautiful, her hair was pinned up but her face held a frown. "You cut your hair?" I had forgotten I had my hair cut earlier today, Bella seemed to like it better short and from the look on Dana's face, she didn't. "Yes." "Why would you do that?" her face still held the frown. "Dana!" Emily yelled as she ran over to her and wrapped her arms around Dana. "Emily can you believe Jacob cut his hair." Emily led her outside. "You're not going out to anymore clubs," Emily ignored her. "Shouldn't we get Kevin?" Dana laughed. "Just wait to you see him, someone stole his clothes," she giggled again. "Who’s Kevin?" I asked her, fighting for control. "He's right there, Sam, get him." Emily pointed to the man dressed in nothing but his white boxers. Sam walked over and flung him over his shoulder. The sleeping man didn't even wake. "I'm cold," Dana said as we walked out into the night air. I walked over to her and pulled her close to my body. "You went out on a date Dana?" I asked as I lifted her into Sam's pickup. "Don't cut your hair anymore Jacob, I like it long." she stared at me. "Does Bella like it short?" she laughed again. "I just bet she does." she laid her head on my chest and I inhaled her sweet scent. I felt her getting drowsy, her breathing getting heavier. "Wolves aren't meant to be tamed," she whispered. "Huh?" I looked down at her. "Dana?" "I'm not talking to you Jacob," she smiled up at me. "Who are you talking to?" "The winds." Emily and Sam turned back to her. "What are they saying Dana?" "The wolf is yours to tame." she said. "But wolves aren't meant to be tamed, I try to keep telling them that," she argued before she fell asleep against my chest. "If only she knew," Sam whispered as he grabbed Emily's hand and kissed it softly. ____ Jesus, why was my head pounding, where the hell was I? This wasn't my room at Paul's house. I got up and my world was spinning, Jesus I don't think I've ever drank so much. I looked around the room and noticed a picture on the stand next to the bed, I picked it up. it was a picture of Jacob and Bella, Jacob looked so young, so small, they were the same height and Bella was shorter than me. I smiled at the picture, Jacob looked like a kid. I ran my hand over the picture and placed it down, and headed downstairs in hope of finding some head medicine. Before I could leave the room, I walked to the window and felt something was wrong. "Where are you Jacob?" I whispered for some odd reason I knew he wasn't inside the house. I shook my head and walked out of the room. "You're awake?" I heard Sue's voice. "I am, how long have I been asleep?" "Two days," Sue said.
"Two days!" I yelled and my world started to spin again, I placed my hand over my head. "Aspirin?" I looked down at my clothes and noticed I was in one of Jacob's t-shirts, how did I get dress in this. "Where's Jacob?" "Him, Paul and Quil are out." Billy answered as Sue brought me over a cup of water and two small pills but I looked at Billy he was hiding something I shook my head then headed back up the stairs. "Dana?" I heard Sam call. "Yes?" "We need to warn you about something." I looked at him. "I'm listening," I said as I closed my eyes. "There's a vampire lose." "Aren't their like seven of those running around this town?" "An evil one." "They're good ones?" he laughed. "Dana, listen to me there is a vampire out and she's trying to kill Bella, we want the women kept safe during this time so stay close to the homes and try not to leave tonight without an escort." he said. "What?" was he serious? "Dana, Jacob will not be able to focus if you're out doing reckless things like last night. It's just for the night." "The pills I gave you should knock you out for a couple of more hours," Sue said. "Fine." I wouldn't argue with him, or anyone of them. I had the winds and they kept me safe this long, I needed to be alone sometimes; I craved it like nothing I've ever felt before. "When will he be home?" "Call to him, he'll come." Billy said. "What?" "You're a child of the wind, call to your mate child." I didn't even say anything as I went up the stairs and nearly gasped, Jacob was standing before me, damn near naked, his body sweat covered. "What's going on?" "Don't worry about it." I frowned. "Whatever," I rolled my eyes at him as I laid myself back in the bed. "I'll explain everything to you soon." he walked over and kissed me deeply. "Can you stay with me until I fall asleep?" I took the pills. "I'm sorry Dana but duty calls, I heard you're call in the winds though, that's why I came back." "Just leave Jacob." I wrapped myself in his big blankets. "And leave the windows open." I closed my eyes as I heard him jump from the window. Jacob and I needed to talk, I would let myself drift to sleep and I would wait for his return. The wolf is yours to tame. the winds whispered. "Will he be okay?" He will come home. I knew he would get hurt, Jesus. How was I supposed to stay home knowing he would get hurt? Sleep you'll need your energy. I let myself fall asleep with the sounds of the winds playing a song in my head. A loud howling woke me out of my sleep; I jumped up and ran down the stairs. I flung the front door open. Don't go anywhere he's coming. Another howl of agony came through the forest. "Jacob," I whispered, I heard his curses as they brought him closer to the house. I saw them and I ran to them, Sam and Jared was carrying him. "What happen?" I yelled, he looked at me, and smiled.
"You're not crying?" he smiled. "No, what the hell happen to you?" "Damn vampire." "Who?" "Dana wait until we get him in the house before you start with your questions," Sam said. "Screw you!" I was too seconds away from slapping him. They brought him in the house, when they laid him down; I saw his leg, his side, his shoulder, his entire right side. "What happen!" I yelled. "We went to battle against the vampires," Sam said. I knew why, he was hurt because of that Bella girl. Not right now, your wolf is hurt. He needs you. I walked over and wrapped my arms around him. "I'm going to kick your ass when you heal," I heard him chuckle. Another pale man walked in, along with Edward. "It's Doc. Fang," Jacob said as Billy walked in with some man, they had fishing poles in their hands. As the doctor examined his leg I had to walk outside, his screams, along with the smell of his blood. I wanted to cry, my wolf was hurt but I wouldn't let him see my tears. "Where are you going Dana?" I heard Jacob call as he grabbed my arm. "There are a lot of people in here Jakey, I need some fresh air." I leaned down and kissed his lips softly. "Be safe for me." "Okay." he said as he released my arm. "I love you Dana," and with his words the room fell quiet, I looked at him again, he was asleep, I kissed his forehead and ran out the door. Go to the lake, I took off running in nothing but his black shirt still, I had to be free, the winds blowing in my face, through my hair. I didn't even take time to take off my shirt before I was in the lake, I let the water surround me, take me over. I don't know how long I was in the lake but when I rose, I was greeted with darkness. I strolled back through the forest, when I got in view of Jacob’s house I smiled. I don't know what it was but I didn't go through the front door, I walked over to where his window was, I saw the light on and smiled, as I was about to call his name I heard to voices being carried with the wind. "Well, I mean, I was pretty sure that he wouldn't actually hurt you, but I wasn’t sure how bad it was going to be. I’ve been going a little crazy with worrying about you ever since I woke up. I didn’t know if you were going to be allowed to visit or anything. The suspense was terrible. How did it go? Was he mean to you? I'm sorry if it was bad. I didn't mean for you to have to go through that alone. I was thinking I’d be there-" it was Jacob's voice I heard, I felt my heart pick up pace, my hands start to shake as I waited for her to speak. "No, no, Jake! I'm fine. Too fine, really. Of course he wasn't mean. I wish!" the he she had to be talking about must be Edward. "What?" his voice held surprised. "He wasn't even mad at me — he wasn't even mad at you! He’s so unselfish it makes me feel even worse. I wish he would have yelled at me or something. It’s not like I don’t deserve . . . well, much worse than getting yelled at. But he doesn’t care. He just wants me to be happy.” what happen I thought to myself but somewhere in the back of my mind I knew. “He wasn’t mad?” Jacob asked, incredulous, I felt my heart breaking. how could he do this to me? “No. He was . . . much too kind.” there was silence then Jacob yelled. “Well, damn!” I flinched, and pleaded he was just in pain. “What’s wrong, Jake? Does it hurt?” I heard her yell. “No,” he grumbled in a disgusted tone. “I can’t believe this! He didn’t give you an ultimatum or anything” I needed to walk away but couldn’t, my legs were stuck. “Not even close — what’s wrong with you?” “I was sort of counting on his reaction. Damn it all. He’s better than I thought.” I could
hear the anger pouring from him; I could almost feel his disappointment. “He’s not playing any game, Jake,” she said quietly, defending her lover. “You bet he is. He’s playing every bit as hard as I am, only he knows what he’s doing and I don’t. Don’t blame me because he’s a better manipulator than I am — I haven’t been around long enough to learn all his tricks.” “He isn’t manipulating me!” she yelled. “Yes, he is! When are you going to wake up and realize that he’s not as perfect as you think he is?” “At least he didn’t threaten to kill himself to make me kiss him,” it was a kiss, a kiss that he forced, dear God, I fell to my knees. I wanted to scream but no sound came from my throat. I felt myself being lifted from the ground, the arms around me cold, I started to fight. “Calm down girl,” the voice spoke. I opened my eyes and saw the vampire, Edward. "Put me down, I can walk." but he didn't listen as he carried me faster than humanly possible to the lake. Safe the winds howled. I looked back at him. Safe my ass, until he wants to suck on my neck, he chuckled. "I won't suck on your neck," I looked at him twice. "What in the?" "I have a gift also, I can read people minds." I rolled my eyes at him; I didn't even have the strength to address that. "What do you want?" "Why did you torture yourself into listening to that?" "The winds show me what I need to know, they showed me that for a reason," he frowned. "And the reason for that is?" I exhaled. "I needed to see where Jacob's heart was." the winds howled again. The wolf is yours to tame. That was getting on my nerves. "Dana?" he said as he placed his hand on my back. "What? If you're going to tell me he loves me you can save your breath because I don't want to hear it. I'm leaving this place and you can continue to deal with them and their mess." "It's my fault they're like this," he whispered. "Would you prefer I blame you?" he nodded and I laughed. "No, I will not justify this relationship between them. Jacob can kiss my ass," he smiled. "You're nothing like my Bella." "Thank you." I started to walk away. "Where are you going?" "To Paul's house." "Why are you going there?" "What business is it of yours?" "You live there?" I rolled my eyes and kept walking, first I see a freaking ghost, next I find out Jacob's a damn seventeen year old werewolf now I got some annoying mind reading vampire following me. What was happening to my life? I heard him laugh again. "How does she stand being with you knowing you can read her mind?" "I can't read her thoughts," "Lucky girl." "And yours are a little fuzzy too; I hear the wind in your head." I wish he would shut up. "I heard that loud and clear," he grabbed me by the waist and it felt as if we were flying. We ended up under Jacob's room again. "Let me go, you idiot," I hissed as I pushed at him, it felt as if I was pushing a brick wall. he threw me over his shoulder as he climbed the tree and jumped into Jacob's room. "Don't touch me again," I snapped at him. his eyes seemed to harden and I was scared to see what he saw but I turned anyway.
The sight nearly choked me to death, Jacob was asleep, Bella next to him sleeping on his good side, where I should be, his arm wrapped protectively around her. "How do you stand this Edward?" I looked back at him. "He is very young Dana; you do have to remember that." I shook my head that was no excuse. "Why did you bring me here?" I said. "You had to see them, Dana they want more but aren't going to move forward because of us." "That maybe true for your girlfriend but him," I pointed my arm to them. "Is only stopping because she doesn't want him and then he'll come to me and what am I? second best," I laughed. "No offense but I'm second best to no one." he smirked again. "You're her complete opposite," he whispered, his arm around my waist so I couldn't move. "I'm sure, now let me go before I scream bloody murder and all the wolves come out." he chuckled. "Edward?" I heard her voice call; Edward didn't move as she sat up and looked at us. "What are you doing here?" she said as she looked at me. "Don't look at me; he's holding me against my will." "Let her go Edward," she whispered as her eyes filled with tears, Jesus, she wasn't about to cry. I had to reframe myself from rolling my eyes as Edward released me. "You kissed him?" I asked her then, she looked away as she tried to move but bumped into Jacob's pain body, he hissed as he woke up and I smiled. Good for him. "Dana?" he called. "You tricked her into kissing you?" "How do you know that?" he cut his eyes at Edward. "I heard you two in here." "How much did you hear?" he asked. "Enough to let me know this isn't the place for me, I'm going home." "Home?" he tried to sit up but Bella stopped him and I cut my eyes at her. "You can have them both." I started to walk away. "No Dana," she reached out and grabbed my arm. "We see now that he loves you and I love Edward." I looked at her and smiled. "Bella, it’s not that simple for me, I don't forgive kisses or being treated as second best." "You're not second best Dana," Jacob said and I smiled. "I know I'm not, too bad you don't." I walked out of the room; I heard Jacob screaming my name but I wouldn't turn around, not now, not tomorrow and not the next day. I needed time. 3. TIME What a mess I had made of things, Jacob healed quickly but was walking around in a cast for everyone's benefit. Dana left and no one knew where she was, she left her truck but Edward told me that she loved that truck and would be back for it so that is where I spent most of my time, her truck was done and now it was just waiting for the owner to pick it up. I was sitting outside the garage with Edward and Emmet when I saw Emily and Leah coming toward us. I smiled and waved at them and they did the same. "Are you still waiting for her?" Emily smiled. "And you brought reinforcements, is it safe to say today is the day she returns?" Leah laughed. "Alice saw her coming," I answered smiling as Edward stood. "You hear her?" "I hear the wind." we all looked at him. "There she is," he pointed at her as she got out of a taxi, and walked into the auto shop.
"She looks bad." Emily whispered as we all made our way to her. She was talking to the man behind the counter, smiling ear to ear as he went in the back. "You know I thought I would have trouble when I came here, but I never expected vampire and wolves to unite on the occasion of me." she smiled, the sunglasses blocking her face from emotions. "We're not letting you leave Dana," Emily said and she smiled. "Who said I planned to leave?" she looked at me. "Now this is a surprise you're the last person I expected to see. I mean aren't you in heaven? You got Jacob and Edward at your beck and call." "Dana, we need to talk," a hard wind blew. "So it seems we do but not right now. We have to be alone when we talk." "What are they saying Dana?" Edward asked, she smiled at him. "I do not know, but for us to have dinner alone at some restaurant in Port Angeles?" she looked at me. "On Friday at seven." she smiled. "Why alone?" I asked. "I do not know Bella, but it's what they say. Our journey together, begins there." she hugged me. "For some odd reason, we will become sisters after this dinner, I look forward to it." "I'm confused." I said. "Yeah me too and a little scared because I so wanted to hate you but-" she cut herself off and looked around. "I'll explain it Friday," she patted my back and looked at Edward. "Stay away from Port Angeles vampire" she smiled. I watched as the man handed her the keys to her truck, and I smiled at her, she was different, I knew she was hurting I felt it in her touch but she held herself together. "That was strange," I whispered as I felt Edward's cold touch on my skin. "Dana, can I see the tattoo?" Edward called; she turned and headed back for us. "How do you know about that?" "What tattoo?" "I had this done last year," she took off her shirt, it reveal the small t-shirt she wore, she turned her back to us and I gasped. It was the wolf, Jacob; I felt my hand going up and touching it. It even had his black eyes. "How?" I traced it with my fingers. "It even has his eyes." "I don't know or understand a lot that has been going on in my life lately." she looked back over her shoulder. "I dreamt it, had it sketched then got it done." "Did it hurt?" she laughed. "Like hell." she stepped back and put her shirt back on. "Come on Dana," Leah honked the horn, she smiled. "See you Friday," she walked away and I heard Edward whisper. "The wolf is hers to tame." ______ Jacob come home, The wind blew and I heard her voice with the wind. I looked around for her and saw nothing. Jacob it whispered again. What the hell? Jacob, go home. it was Sam. Did you hear that? I heard it in your head. That's weird. Paul said. I'd have to agree, Quil said. No, she's a child of the wind. Go to her. But where is she? but I was already going home, this was the fastest I ever went, I couldn't control the howl that came from my throat. _____
"Here he comes," Leah laughed. "We'll see you tomorrow?" Emily asked, over the time I spent here, I realized in my time gone that they had become family to me. "I'm not leaving," I kissed her cheek as they walked away leaving me on the porch. I sat staring at the forest waiting for him; the first thing I saw was his eyes. _____ I saw Emily and Leah walk away smiling, I heard her say I'm not leaving. She seemed to be staring me in my eyes. She was beautiful, how did I let her leave, I walked over to her and she smiled, I tried not to run but when she stood, I couldn't control it. I ran and took her into my arms "Can't . . . breathe ... Jacob," I laughed as I released her. "Sorry," she smiled up at me. "Its okay." she ran her hand down my once injured side. "I still owe you an ass whipping for getting hurt." I smiled down at her. She looked up at me. "You're hair grew back too, " she ran her fingers through my hair. I didn't know what to say, she took my hand and we walked into the house. "Hey son," my dad called I just looked at him, I was still at a loss for words. "I think he's shell shock or something," they both laughed. "Good to have you home child," she looked at me. "Good to be home," we walked into my bedroom. "You're staying?" I asked. "Depends," she went through my dresser. "On what?" "If you want me to," she looked back at me then continued to go through my clothes. "Of course I want you to stay." "I know," she pulled out my black shirt, and smiled as she brought it to her face. "Can I sleep in this?" "Would you?" she was wearing a shirt of mine when she walked out on me and now she would have one on when she came back to me. "I want to fall asleep in your warmth, I know you have to patrol but when you get done, will you return?" was she crazy. there was no way I was leaving her tonight or tomorrow, I had to take time to make sure she was really here. "I'll do you one better, how about I stay through the night with you?" she smiled as she left the room with my shirt. I exhaled loudly, had I been holding my breath? I removed the ripped pants I was in and place a pair of jogging pants on; she came back in and smiled as I laid in the bed. She place the clothes she was just wearing on the rocking chair in the corner and started towards me. She laid herself next to me. "Are you sleepy?" she asked. "More so confused." she laid her head on my chest. "Confused about what?" "You came back?" "Did you think I wouldn't?" "I thought I lost you." "The winds won't let me rest without you and Taha Aki said I had to be here." she looked up at me. "You hurt me Jacob," her hazel eyes staring deep within me. "I didn't mean to Dana." she laid her head back down. "Would you prefer it if I was her?" "No, while you were gone I realized that the bond that form when I imprinted you destroyed what Bella and I could have had. Some part of me is still in it because I want to beat the vampire. I lost the focus of what my heart wants, Dana my heart is yours in the fullest. I wish
there was a way that you could see into it. I love you." "I love you too," she snuggled herself closer to me. "What does the winds say to you?" "Lately well for the past month the one thing that keeps repeating itself is, the wolf is yours to tame, it's really annoying me because a wolf is known for being untamable." she intertwined her fingers with mine that's when the colorful bracelet she wore caught my eyes. "What's this?" I moved it closer to examine it. "My grandmother gave it to me, I never go anywhere without it, it’s all I have left of her, well that and her riches." "Riches?" "My grandmother was filthy rich and when my parents died they left me big life insurance policies as well," she exhaled. "I won't have to work again if I don't want to but I will after I find me a place to live. I'm sure Paul is getting tired of me changing his home around." "You brought him that plasma?" "Only because he took me shopping." I wrapped my arms around her. "We could go shopping tomorrow." I hated shopping with Bella, I hate going with Emily, I hated going for myself. "I hate shopping." "Well if you don't come. I'll take Emily and I'm going to buy you so much stuff you're room is going to be super crowded." "You wouldn't." "I would, and you better accept all my gifts or you'll hurt my feelings and make me cry." "You don't cry." "You're right but I will." there was a silence. "I've never met a girl who doesn't cry," she laughed. "I don't and I'm a girl and if I do, never around people." I felt myself yawn, I hadn't really slept while she was gone, and now that she was here I felt the lack of sleep taking effect. "I'll go shopping with you." "Sleep my Jacob." 4. SHOPPING I woke up, she was still lying on my chest, I wanted to see her face. "Dana, are you awake?" "Yes," she whispered. "What time is it?" I felt her move her head. "3 in the afternoon." "Wow, we've been asleep for almost seventeen hours." she laughed. "No, you've been asleep that long; I woke up two hours ago. I ate and everything." "What did you eat?" "Sue made me a welcome home breakfast." I sat up, she hadn’t cooked since Dana left, I was dying from missing her cooking. "Sue cooked?" I jumped up. "There's nothing left, all your pack was here and destroyed it." "What!" I yelled as I ran down the stairs, my living room there were people still packed inside, I walked to the kitchen and there was food still piled high, Dana came down the stairs laughing. "What happen?" Sam asked. "We heard you yelling from down here," Paul said, they both were standing with serious looks on their faces. "I told him all the food was gone," she laughed, coming down the stairs looking like a
vision, she was fully dressed, in a pair of blue jeans and a purple sweater that hugged her body like a glove. "I don't see anything funny, I was about to kick some serious butt," she laughed out loud again. I jumped across the room and she headed up the stairs but I caught her, we fell down. "Ouch!" she screamed but was still giggling. I was on top of her, she looked up at me. "Are you mad at me?" she smiled. "I can't stay mad at you." I leaned down and kissed her lips softly. I looked down at her. "Do that again," I smiled as I leaned down and kissed her deeply. I felt her relax in my arms. "Get a room!" we both turned to see Seth and Leah entering. I helped Dana stand. "Are you guys ready?" Leah looked at Emily and Kim. "We are, what about you?" they looked at Dana, she smiled. "Yeah." "Where are you going?" i asked her, ready to object to anything she was about to say. i had just gotten her back and they were already trying to take her from me. "To the clearing, Leah asked for a favor." "What kind of favor?" I looked at Leah. "Oooo look who's getting all over possessive." "I'll be back in an hour," she kissed my lips and ran away. I looked at Sam. "You don't want to know what that's about." "Why not?" I frowned. "They're having girl talk, always bad when men interrupt." Paul said as I walked to the window to watched them walk away. _____ "I can't believe I'm talking about this." I covered my face as Emily, Kim and Leah looked at me. "You've never had sex before?" Emily asked. "No! I'm only eighteen." they looked at me. "I'm not going to have sex with him . . . not yet anyway." "Dana, Rachel's coming home tomorrow; tell Jacob we will be keeping you for twenty four hours." I frowned. "We'll be taking you to the doctor too." "He won't like that," Leah smiled. "He kisses you on impulses now, just you wait." Kim said as they looked at me. "You two are sleeping together?" Emily asked. "It was one time." "Won't be the last, he won't be able to sleep without you soon, Dana." Emily said. "I have to get a house quick." I said as I looked around. "What's wrong with Billy's house?" "It's Billy's. I'll feel better if I'm able to have my own house and be able to do what I want with it." "There is a small one for sell." Leah said. "Where?" "Tell Jacob to take you to the blue house." "Blue house?" "Yeah," they all nodded. "Wait a minute, when you transition won't they all know what we've been talking about?" "If I think about it." "Oh my God!" I screamed. "Leah this can't be happening!" "I'll talk Sam into giving her the next few days off." "Would you? I would die of embarrassment if they knew before I talk to Jacob about it."
"Okay," Leah groaned. "But you owe me," I jumped on her and hugged her shoulders. "Oh thank you Leah!!! Whatever you want!" she laughed. The winds blew hard Your wolf is coming. "Here comes Jacob," I said as we all turned and saw him coming, dress in a black t-shirt that hugged his upper body, what was it with him and black, i licked my lips as i watched him walk with such a air of confidence. "How did you know that?" Leah asked interrupting my thoughts. "The winds, I keep telling you that," she laughed. "You're one strange girl." _____ I saw the four of them laughing and joking together as they made their way to me. Dana ran into my arms. "Did you miss me already?" she smiled in my face. "I did." there was more truth to that than she knew, she hadn’t even been gone for a full twenty minutes before i stomp out the door despite the comments coming from my pack brother. I needed my mate. "You ready to go shopping?" she looked up at me. "Yes." she looked at me confusing. "I didn't know how much I missed you baby." she smiled up at me. "But I missed you more." "Okay you two, cut out the lovey duby before I puke." Leah said. "Jacob take Dana by the blue house," I frowned at Emily. "Why?" "I need somewhere to stay." "What's wrong with my house?" "You mean your father's house." "He won't mind Dana." "I know but I will. I can already see myself renovating his house, and I can't do that to your father." "Why not?" "Jacob!" she said. "That's your father's house," I through her over my shoulder. "Where are you taking me?" she hit my back but her giggles filled my ears like the best symphony. "To my father, we'll talk to him about this." "What's wrong with me buying a house?" "I want you to live with me," I said as I ran through the forest. "Let's go talk to Billy about this." we got through the forest in no time. "Billy do something about your son!" she yelled as I threw her on the couch. I heard Billy chuckle. "What are you two kids fussing about?" "He's trying to make me move in." "I thought that was a given after last night," Billy said, Dana looked at me. "I told him I would buy a house in La Push, Leah told me about a house name blue house?" "Why wouldn't you stay here?" "She wants to have some work done," I watched as she watched Billy. "I would run everything by you but this house can be so much more Billy," I watched as the passion filled her face. As she talked about converting the living room into a entertain place but leaving the feel of the house in, I watched my father's face as she talked about putting a plasma in his living room. "When would you get started?" Billy asked and I watched the acceptance in her eyes.
"I'm taking her shopping right now." I stood and reached for her arm. "Actually we're going shopping for him." she said as we went outside. "Dana, no." "Oh, hush. You need some shoes, that's all we're going to get." A pair of shoes, turned into an outfit and that turned into two, by the time we were leaving the store, she had brought so much stuff the store clerk was asking her if she wanted a job. "I can't believe I got offered a job for shopping!" she laughed. "I can't believe you brought all this stuff." we walked down the street. We walked past the garage there was a giant for sale sign in the front of it. "Jacob?" she looked at me. "Oh no," I pulled her arm. "Why not? It'll bring in money and you and your friends will get to do what you love," she looked around the place and I could see her mind working. "Dana, this is a business, we would need to talk about this seriously." she looked at the business and nodded "You're right. let's go home," she smiled up at me, she kissed me softly on the lips. We walked to the truck and dropped the bags in the trunk, and headed for La Push. "Leah told me you guys can hear each other's every thought when you transition?" she looked at me. "Yeah." "That sucks, remind me to never tell Leah any of my secrets," she looked out the window. "What about me?" she looked at me and smiled. "Are there no secrets in La Push?" she laughed then there was a silence. "The girls want to take me out tomorrow." "For what?" she looked away. "We'll talk about it tonight." "What is it Dana?" "Tonight Jakey." I nodded. "You haven't told me about being a wolf." "What do you want to know?" "You're an Alpha?" "No." "Why not?" "I don't want the responsibility," she looked out the window. "What's the tattoo on all of your arms?" "Pack tattoo, Leah has it too." "I saw it." I took her hand and out of nowhere I wanted to kiss her, no I needed to kiss her like nothing I've ever felt before. "Kiss me." "You're driving Jacob." "I'll crash if you don't," I felt her smile, I turned and saw her. "I'll give you a small kiss," I pulled over and she gasped. "Jesus Jacob!" she yelled as I pulled her to me and kissed her deeply. I pulled her body closer to mine and pressed it to me. So many things were going through my body. I laid her down in the seat and pressed mine on top of hers. "You're beautiful." I whispered in her ear, I felt her body quiver. "Jacob," she looked into my eyes as her hand came up to my face. I leaned into her touch; I felt the steel cables, pulling me closer to her. What was going on with me? I sat back up and started the car. "Are you okay?" she looked scared but I didn't answer. We rode in silence until we pulled into the drive way behind Paul's car and I groaned he
would eat us out of house and home. "Can we bring the bags in later?" she smiled. "Are you ashamed?" she asked. "I don't want to hear their mouths." she got out of the car. "Fine," she slammed the door but I heard her giggling as she ran to the house. _____ I walked in and my eyes automatically went to the woman sitting on the couch next to Paul, she was the girl from the pictures. Her long black hair, black eyes, she looked just like Jacob. "You must be Dana," she stood and grabbed my hand then wrapped her arms around me. "I've heard so much about you." "Rachel?" "Yes, where's my brother did you kill him yet?" I laughed. "Not yet, I don't know what's taking him so long. He refuses to bring in his bags, he's ashamed of how much he bought" she laughed. Jacob walked in and I saw the surprise in both of their faces as they looked at one another. Rachel ran into his arms and I smiled as they hugged. "Rachel!" his deep voice boomed. "You've gotten so big Jacob! You were just shorter than me," I sat in the love seat pulling my legs onto the couch. "Did you meet her?" he asked as he looked around the room. "Yeah, she's really pretty Jacob, you did good," he walked over to me and pulled my legs on top of his lap. I turned my body into his; he wrapped his arms around me. I closed my eyes and listened to his heart beat, lump dump, lump dump, it was beating fast. "I'm so happy to be done with school, now what will I do with a degree in business in this town," she laughed and I sat up. "You have a business degree?" she smiled. "I thought you were asleep." "No, I was listening to his heart," I shook my head. "So you would know how to run a business?" I looked at her and I saw the questions in her eyes. "Oh no Dana!" Jacob said. "What?" Rachel asked she was on the edge of her seat. "There's a garage in town for sell, if I buy it would you run it?" her eyes budged out of her head. "Black's Motors has a certain ring to it, don't you think?" all she needed was to say yes and it would be done. "Is she serious?" Rachel looked around at Paul, Billy and Jacob. "I am beyond serious Rachel,” I took her hand, it was shaking. "How would you buy it?" "I have some money saved up. All you have to do is say yes. You'd run the business part, Jacob and the guys will do the nasty part." she looked at me with hard eyes. "Let's do it." she smiled and I smiled back. "We'll be partners, I know something about running a business but not a lot, not enough to run it on my own." she smiled. "Good pick Jake," she looked at me. "Very good pick." I looked at the clock it was four, I could probably still call my lawyer. "I need to make a phone call," I stood and walked outside, using the cell phone I had brought earlier today, the salesman assured me I would get a signal out here. _____ "Was she serious?" Rachel asked. "Yes," I frowned.
"Why are you frowning?" "She's spending too much of her money." "But Jacob, this is a business, it has the potential to bring in more money than she will have to put up." "I don't care what it takes Charles, buy the damn garage!" we all heard her yell from outside and I couldn't help but smile. "I think I may actually want to look forward to calling her sister." Rachel said. "Sam wants you on patrol tonight." Paul said as he smiled. "I get tonight off," he looked at Rachel, my insides were calling and pulling for me to walk outside to her I shifted in my seat. "It's starting," Paul whispered. "What's starting?" I asked as I looked at him feeling my control slipping "We're taking her to the doctor tomorrow." "Taking who to the doctor?" I asked. "Me." she was at the door smiling as she walked over and curled her body into mines. The questions that were filling my head disappeared as I wrapped my arms around her. "I've got to patrol tonight Dana." "You're coming back though?" "Always." I picked her up and carried her upstairs. "How long before you have to leave?" "An hour or so," she snuggled into my arms. "You want to talk before you leave?" I nodded down at her as I laid her in the bed. "They're taking me to the doctor tomorrow." I frowned. "Why?" "Birth control," she whispered as I felt my breath hitch. "Why would they get you that?" I moved to her. "They don't want us to have any kids." my body started to burn, literally. I brought myself to her. "What's happening to my body?" "I don't know Jake." I backed away from her. "Don't leave me Jacob, not now." I went back to the rocking chair and sat down. "I don't want to hurt you. I'm losing control." I looked at her as she stood, she didn't have fear in her eyes only confusion but she walked over to me. "Do you think you would hurt me?" she asked with a smile. "No," I shook my head, but Sam hurt Emily. "We have something more than Sam and Emily." "Something like what?" I asked and she smiled. "The winds, I'll know when I'm too close or pushing too hard or when I need to tell you to take a walk." she sat on my lap. "What's the wind saying now?" "You don't want to know," she seemed annoyed. "Come on." "The wolf is yours to tame." she snuggled into my chest. "Something's happening to my body." "Mine too," was she feeling what I was feeling, was her body burning but as I sat and realized I wasn't burning now. There was a knock on my door, she started to rise but I held her to me. "Who is it?" I snapped. "Sam." "Come in," he opened the door and looked at the bed. "Where are-" he turned and saw us sitting in the rocking chair. "Come on Jacob, we need to talk to you two." he walked out. Neither one of us moved.
"I want you in one of my t-shirts tonight." she snuggled to me. "Take off your shirt," she said. "I would have to move." "Don't we both have to do so?" but still she didn't move. "Jacob and Dana, come on!" we heard a male yell. "Oh, come on." I stood, took off my shirt and handed it to her. "I'll be down in a minute." she said as I walked out of the room. I walked downstairs; Kim, Jared, Emily, Sam, Rachel and Paul were all sitting in my living room looking at me. "Where's my dad?" "He's staying with Charlie until Friday," Rachel said and I frowned. "Why?" "Sit down Jacob, we need to talk." Sam said. "Is this about what's going on with me?" Sam nodded. I sat down on the love seat and my body was burning again. "Why do I burn?" "Your body is claiming its mate." "What does that mean?" "We've never known it to happen so young," I was so aware of Dana's movement, it was crazy, it felt as if, if I closed my eyes I would be able to see her. "We should wait until she gets here, he won't be able to even focus," Jared said as Kim laid her head on his chest. I heard the door close to my room; she was walking down the stairs now. "Oh God, it's true," she said as she walked over to me and I frowned when I saw her. "Why is your hair in that ponytail?" "What's wrong with my ponytail?" she sat next to me. "I like it down," I took the hair tie out of her hair. "The two of your bodies are going through the change," Sam said. "The burning, your hormones will run high. You two will be emotional, fighting, screaming, laughing and . . ." he trailed off as Dana looked at me. "Sex," she whispered to me. "Jacob, you're young and you don't have control. We're worried about Dana's safety." she sat up. "Fuck you Sam!" she yelled. "He won't hurt me!" "I hurt Emily during this time." Sam said. "Like I told you," she looked at me. "We have the winds, they won't let anything happen." she turned back to Sam. "I'll stay away from her," the words tore out my heart as I pulled myself away from her, the burning return. She looked at Sam. "Is that what you tried to do?" she whispered. "Dana, don't blame them. They just wanted to warn us." "Warn us of what? That we were going to have sex!" she yelled. "No, that I am a werewolf and you're a human. I can kill you," the winds outside blew hard against the windows and doors. "And I can kill you" she walked over to me. "Dana." "Goddamn it, I'm tired of you." "What will you have me do!" I yelled. "I will not risk your safety!" she smiled. "Fine," she went to the door and walked out. "Where are you going?" I snapped at her. "Well honey, my body feels like I'm on fire and I think I will take a dive," she was out of the door and I punched the wall. "Once everything takes place, the two of you will be closer than ever." Emily said.
"The connection between the two of you will be strong, she already can speak to you with the wind-" Sam started. "She can?" Rachel interrupted. "At times, Emily hears my thoughts, I know the moment she's in danger, and if I focus I can see her when I close my eyes." Sam said. I looked at Paul and Jared. "Is it the same for you two?" they nodded. "And what will happen to her?" "She is a child of the wind so we don't know but Emily, Kim and Rachel say they feel us when they focus, she feels my emotions. She will have to learn how to separate the two." Sam continued. "She knows when you're coming," Kim said. "What does that mean?" I asked. "When we were in the clearing, she said you were coming before Leah even knew." "I'm going to get her." "I didn't leave, god damn winds are starting to get on my nerves." she walked back in and sat down in the rocking chair in the corner. "What do you want to know?" "How connected are you to Jacob?" Sam asked. "I don't feel his emotions or hear his thoughts but when he's in wolf form I know exactly where he is, the night when he got hurt, I saw a path to him, I knew he was going to get hurt, but was told to stay still." they looked at me. "The bond strengthens with sex." "What's the downfall of all this?" she asked and wouldn't look at me. "The fighting, burning, and the two of you are in this together. We don't age like normal humans but you know that," Sam said. "Will I turn during . . .?” "No!" the three men snapped. "Dana, let's go upstairs," Emily said. "No, whatever you have to say you say it here." I snapped but they looked at Dana. "It’s fine." "You'll growl and howl but no changing," Paul said. Great she'll see me screaming like an animal. "Really?" she sat up and smiled. "He'll mark you," Rachel said. "Mark me how?" she asked. The three women pulled their collar down and showed her the bite marks. "Nice." "Will I hurt her?" "No, we found great pleasure in it," Kim said and they all laughed including Dana. "What we're worried about is her getting pregnant," Rachel said and Dana started coughing. "I'm going to get birth control; we're not sleeping together tonight." "We're staying over to be certain," Sam said and I saw her frowned but rolled her eyes and sat back in the seat. I walked over grabbed her and placed her on my lap. "You'll become more powerful once you do change Jacob'" I heard Sam say but I just wanted to lay down with Dana. "I'm mad at you," she laughed and I smiled. "You have a wonderful way of showing it, dear." she hit me in the chest. "Let's watch a movie," Paul said as he stood. "Yeah, you could bring the plasma over." Dana said. "What?" his face held terror. "Oh stop being a baby and bring the television, it's not like it’s going to break," she rolled her eyes at him. I looked at the clock it was barely five.
"Emily you're going to cook?" Rachel asked and Emily laughed. "Are you joking, I'll be in the kitchen for hours. Call for take out." they started arguing about what kind of food to get, I felt myself getting wrapped up in Dana, she looked at me and leaned in and kissed my lips, it was a small peck then she did it again, and again and again until I had my tongue down her throat. I felt my hands roaming her body then she was ripped from my arms. "Stop it you two!" Sam had her in his arms. "Let. Her. Go." I snarled. "Don't you two see? You'll need to separate." "You take her out of here, I will kill you." I snarled as I felt the animal in me rise. "Let me go," she snatched from him. "We'll behave, damn I can't even enjoy my damn-" she looked at me. "What should I call you?" "Jacob," she laughed as she walked over to me. "No, what are you my boyfriend, or mate?" "I'm whatever you want me to be." "I'll just stick to boyfriend." she smiled up at me. "You're my little lady." she wrapped her arms around my neck. "Dana go put some pants on," Emily said, Dana turn to her and Emily stared at her with a hard expression "Fine," she kissed my cheek and backed away as she winked at me. "She's going to be trouble," Jared smiled as Dana walked up the stairs. "I know," I smiled as I watched her go up the stairs. The winds blew and I smelled her scent. I sat back in the seat and tried to tap down everything flying around within me. “Don’t snatch her away from me like that again,” I snapped at them. “We’ll do whatever needs to be done, Jacob. You’re too damn young for a child.” Rachel said. "We're ordering ribs from Reggie's." "Oooo, my favorite," I turned when I heard her voice and nearly gasped, she had on a tank top that barely covered her breast and some too small jean shorts. I was over to her in the next second. "Don't you know better than to tempt a wolf," I trailed kisses down her neck as I wrapped my arms around her. I was pulled away from her by two pair of arms. "Dana put some damn clothes on," I heard Paul say. I heard her laugh and watched as she placed my t-shirt over her body, I felt a rumble in my chest and the growl left my lips. "Let him go," they release me and she looked at me, she was disgusted with that sound, I knew she was. "Aren't we getting ribs?" she walked to where the women where in the kitchen but she went to the window. A soft wind blew, again her scent hit me. Don't you dare be ashamed of that; I love the sounds you make. I'm just upset. I can't show you how I want you. I looked at her. "Stop it Dana," Sam said, she turned and smiled at him. "What am I doing?" "You're speaking to him with the winds." "And you know that how?" she looked at him. "His face." "Mind your own damn business Sam," I snapped at him, she turned back to the winds. I love you Jacob. I fell in love with you when you first held me in your arms. I looked at her, I love you too Dana, I thought. I would tell her when she got closer but she turned and stared at me her eyes wide. "I heard him, I heard you," she whispered, everyone looked at her. "Heard what?" I asked.
"I love you too Dana, I'm going to tell her that when she gets closer." her hand covered her mouth. I looked at Sam. "Were you thinking that?" I nodded. "I thought you said we had to have sex before that happens?" "It usually does," Sam said. "Think something else, not about her but something you wouldn't want her to hear." This is freaking me out a little. "Me too," she said as she covered her mouth. "Try and block her Jacob." Sam said. "Make it something you wouldn't want her to hear." I groaned. I've never had sex before. I closed my eyes and waited for her to say something but nothing came. "Did you hear me?" she shook her head. "The only way for her to hear you is for you to open your mind to her Jacob." "Isn't this wrong?" she said. "We've only kissed." "We'll need to talk to Billy," Dana looked at the door and started off to it. "Where are you going?" I asked her. "Give me a minute, I just need to go outside," I started after her but she held her hand up. "Alone." I watched her walk out the door. "I've called your dad," Paul said. "He'll be here tomorrow, he was trying to come tonight but I told him to wait." he continued talking but I walked to the window to watch Dana. _____ "What's going on with me?" "You and Jacob will be a powerful couple, once you two mate not only his strength but yours will strengthen as well," I frowned at the Indian man. "What does that mean?" "I will show you in time." "Why is it I can hear his thoughts already?" "The connection between you two is strong." "What else will come?" "You will become one with the wind and him one with the wolf." "What does that mean one with the wind?" a wind blew and it seemed his formed blew and he appeared before me. "You will become one with the wind." "I will be able to do that?" he smiled. "And so much more." "Why me?" "It's in your blood." "What will happen between Jacob and I?" "You two are still very young and I am sorry for that, you two will learn a lot and have to deal with even more. That is why I am here, I will help you." "Why don't you come to Jacob?" he laughed. "Jacob is not as accepted to these things." "You still haven't told me what will happen to the two of us?" "It is not only you two but all of them," he pointed to the house. "Jacob and you will have a different kind of connection but they all will be able to do this." "What?" "You are the Kings and Queens of the Quileute tribe." "The what?" _____ The food arrive but Dana was still in the forest, I could see her out there talking to what
seemed to be the trees. "Who do you think she's talking to?" Rachel asked as she looked out the window. "I don't know," I wiped my hand over my face as I sat down. "She'll be back Jacob." "I'm burning for her," I said as the doors open and Dana walked in smiling. "Where's Billy?" she asked. "I told him to come tomorrow." Sam said. "Why?" She looked at the clock, it was eight. "Who were you talking to?" Rachel asked. "Taha Aki," she laid her head on my chest. "What did he say?" Sam asked. "Do you know what projecting is?" she looked at everyone and no one answered. "He said that we could project to one another but you haven't tapped into that power." "What are you talking about?" Kim asked. "What's projecting?" "I'll give you an example because it's hard to explain, say Jared is in another state and you're here," everyone watched her including me. "If you focus hard enough you would be able to appear to him." the house fell silent. "He said it will take a lot out of us so we shouldn't use it unless it's needed." "Is she serious?" Rachel asked. "According to Taha Aki, Billy can show us how, he tried to show me but I couldn't really focus," she looked up at me. "Paul go get Dad," Rachel pushed at him. Dana looked at me. I'll need to talk to you in private. I nodded at her. "What else did he say?" "A lot," she snuggled into my chest. "A lot of things I will have to ask Billy about. We'll talk about it when he gets here" she whispered. I held her tight in my arms as she closed her eyes. Billy came wheeling into the house an hour later; Dana was snoring lightly on my chest. "What happen?" his face held worry. "She spoke to Taha Aki again," I said. "She said he told her we would know how to project to one another," Sam said. "We have to wake her son." Billy said. "Dana?" I whispered in her ear as I shook her, she open her eyes slowly. "You could kiss me awake," she smiled. "Billy's here," she turned to him. "What did Taha Aki say?" "He told me I would be one with the wind, literally being able to actually float in the air, is that possible?" she looked at him and he nodded. "I haven't known it to happen in hundreds of years but yes, according to our legends some people can." she smiled. "That's pretty damn cool." "What else, what of this projection?" he asked as his hands started to shake. "He said open the gates to the world of the spiritual to your children and they will become more than you ever know, asgjë nuk do të ndalojë ata." Billy’s face went white. "There will be ten, five women and five men, and you will lead them. Ata janë mbretërit dhe mbretëreshat e the Quileute tribe." she looked at Sam and Emily. "Fire." then to Kim and Jared. "Water." then to Rachel and Paul. "Earth." she looked at me. "The atmosphere. Leah and her mate will be Time." "What is she talking about?" Emily asked.
"Why haven't they been able to control their elements?" Billy asked her, it was silent. "None of us can until Leah finds her mate," she smiled. "He'll be here soon." "Billy?" Sam called. "Hush," Billy said. "What next?" again silence. "Ju duhet të tregojë atyre rrugën ose ata nuk do ta bëjë atë me të gjallë" "What language are you speaking?" Kim asked. "I do not know." I felt her start to shake. "Are you okay?" I asked her, she looked at Billy. "Leah, e ka atë " "Where's Leah?" Billy asked. "Get her here." he ordered. "And the man's she's with." "Presin për hënë e plotë" Dana said and Billy nodded. 4. KINGS AND QUEENS? Billy had us all sitting in the room, Leah and an unknown man came into the living room. "What's the emergency?" Leah said as she looked at all of us. Sue had come over too. "It seems we are queens," Kim said as she sat back on Jared. "Who's he?" Jared asked. "This is-" "Thomas," Dana answered smiling, they all looked at her. "How did you know?" the man asked. "Kim and Rachel still don't believe," she said. "Don’t worry about that child, they will." Billy said. "What of this queens mess?" "How much does he know?" Billy asked "I know she imprinted me and that she's a werewolf, the only female werewolf." "Damn Leah, you don't waste any time," I said as Dana laid on me. "What is this emergency?" she asked again. "Dana talk to Taha Aki again and it appears we are the kings and queens of the Quileute tribe." "Kings and Queens?" Thomas asked as they looked at Dana. "When our tribe was first created, there were ten men and women who ruled and they ruled because of the powers they held." Billy said. "As Dana said before there was," he looked at Emily and Sam. "Fire," then he turned to Kim and Jared "Water." then to Rachel and Paul "Earth," then to Dana and I "Atmosphere," he smiled as he looked at Leah and Thomas. "And
Time. It was said that they ran the land for over a thousand years-" "We're going to live for a thousand years?" Paul asked. "If we're lucky." Dana answered. "How did they die?" Sam asked. "No one knows, it was rumored they just left because the people didn't need them anymore." "So the people need them . . . us now?" Emily said. "Yes. We have danger coming," Billy said as the phone rang, Rachel got up to answer it. Dana got off my lap. "It’s for you." she huddled up in the corner. "It’s Bella, Jacob." "Tell her I'll call back." "No, talk to her. She will be a part of this too." "Do we get to have any fun without the bloodsuckers?" Paul growled as I picked up the phone. "Bella?" _____ "How do you stand that?" Rachel asked as they all looked at me and I shrugged. "I don't and can't," it was the truth. "But Jacob had a life before me, who am I to try and take it away." "You're his mate, that's who," Leah said. I felt myself balling into the corner. "I'm not worried about Bella," I smiled. "The wolf is mine to tame." I said as I closed my eyes and tried to block out the burning. "I'm so jealous over Jared, I'd snapped the neck of any girl who dares to even look at him," Kim said and they all laughed agreeing. "And Jacob knows he would do the same if she talked about she wanted to have a friendship like him and Bella had." "You people do realize I'm not asleep," they all laughed. "Wolves are territorial." "Well I'm not a damn wolf, I'm a child of the wind and if you haven't notice the wind just
goes with the flow." I flew my hands up. "Yeah okay go with the flow, I bet if you catch them kissing," the winds hit the windows and the thunder boomed. "You get to control whether?" "Air, weather, it's all the same thing," I said. "So when do we become Kings and Queens?" Thomas asked. "On the next full moon," Billy said. "What danger comes to us?" Sam asked. "I do not know," Billy looked at me. "Do you?" "I don't." "So we won't be helpless anymore?" Emily asked and I laughed. "Hardly," I looked over at Jacob; he was smiling ear from ear. "Did Taha Aki say why he speaks to you?" Billy asked. "Because your son wouldn't listen to him." "When is the next full moon?" Paul asked. "Three nights, I'll have to cancel my date with the vampire girl." I stood. "Dana where are you going?" Kim asked. "I'm very tired," it wasn't a lie, I felt drained. "We still have things to discuss," Billy objected. "Your son and I need to mate soon," I said. "He said the longer we wait, the harder it will be to resist." "Just give us through the night Dana," Emily said. "Okay, I'll just sleep on the couch," I sat back down. They all stared at me. "What does that mean fire, water, time, atmosphere and earth?" Leah asked. "We'll be able to control those things?" "Yes, if the legends are true, there will be a storm the night of the full moon, you're mates will transition and the ten of you will be struck by lightning at the same time.-" Billy said.
"Will it hurt?" "I do not know but then you're elements will take over your forms." "This can't be true," Rachel said. I watched Jacob on the phone as he hung it up, laughed to himself and started towards me. The winds blew softly the wolf is yours to tame. "I think it will be wise if everyone just go to sleep. You young people have a long journey ahead of you," Billy said as he wheeled himself to his room. I felt Jacob lift me but I stopped him. "We're sleeping down here." "Why?" "Because it'll be for the best Jacob." I huffed; he smacked his lips but laid his body down on the couch with mines on top of his. "Dana?” I heard my name being called "Yes?" "Do you know how they died?" Emily asked. "They believed their lives to be cursed. They outlived their children and families," she looked at them all. "But the good they did for the tribe outweighed their pain of lost but they didn't see it that way so they killed one another," Emily's hand went over her mouth. "He said he believed it was an act of selfishness because once word spread that the kings and queens were gone, villages came from far and long to wedge battles on their lands, women and children were slaughtered." I said. "Why us?" "It's in our blood, is what he told me." "What kind of trouble could we be facing that will need this kind of protection?" Leah asked. "Evil and not the normal kind. Supernatural evil and a lot of it." I said as I closed my eyes. 5. DOCTOR Jacob was still asleep when we left, I felt his hand rubbing my body all during the night and it nearly drove me mad. I was in the waiting room with the four women who would be closer to me than my own family. I looked at their faces; they had held the same shock, scared expressions. The winds hadn't said a word to me all morning, which was strange, considering how lately every step I took I was told if it was the wrong or right way. Emily took my hand and as I looked down at them, I realized they were all holding hands. "We're going to be okay, guys," I whispered as I took Kim's hand, causing us to form a circle. I felt my hand shock as the doctor came out.
"Dana Williams?" an elderly woman called smiling. "Where's Dr. Spencer?" Emily said. The old woman smiled. "You didn't hear, he left for the big city," she looked at me and smiled and I felt a very uneasy feeling. Where the hell was the winds? But I walked to her. She grabbed my arm, and I felt a cold sick feeling course through my arm then through my entire body. "You know what I think it will be better if we take her to Dr. Fang," Leah said. "Nonsense," the woman wouldn't let me go. "Yeah, I have to agree." Kim said as Rachel came and grabbed my other arm, at first the old woman didn't let me go but then she released me and they rushed me out of there. "What just happen?" I asked. "Did you feel that?" Kim said. "I did," we all answered. "She . . . wanted to hurt you," Emily said, she looked up at me and her eyes glowed red. Calm them, not now. The winds howled. How? I asked. Go home. "Emily, honey, let's go." I pulled her arms but I notice none of them were moving. I looked at Rachel, Kim and Leah all of their eyes were glowing. Rachel's were green, Kim's were blue, and Leah's were yellow. I couldn't get them all inside the car by myself. "Calm down you guys." "She wanted to hurt you." Leah said. "We must protect you." Kim said. "You're only a child." Emily said, I couldn't call Jacob he was too far; I looked around for help and who do I see? The bloodsuckers coming in full force all seven of them. "I don't know why we are here but I had a dream for us to be here," the smallest woman spoke. "I need help getting them to La Push." I had Emily’s arm, they all stood there not moving. Now! Home! The winds blew. "Now!" I screamed as Edward took Emily and through her over his shoulder. "Won’t we get in trouble." the biggest one asked. "Please, they're about to hurt a human." "She's no human," Kim said as she started towards the door but was stopped by the young blonde male. The blonde woman grabbed Rachel and the biggest man grabbed Leah.
"What's wrong with their eyes?" Bella asked. "We'll take your truck, Carlisle can you take her to La Push." _____ The doors to Sam's house were through open and in walked Edward with Emily over his shoulder. "What are you doing with my wife?" Sam snarled as Leah, Rachel and Kim came in, in the same manner. "Where's Dana?" I snapped. "I'm here," she said as she ran to the women. "Look at their eyes," she said as we all turned to see their eyes glowing. "Go get Billy!" Sam yelled at Seth as he ran out the door. I watched Dana as the winds blew in from the door and through her hair. "Em, Leah, Kim, Rachel, look at me. I'm okay, she can't hurt me here. Jacob won’t let anything happen to me," we watched as they all looked at her then to me and then their eyes changed back just like that. They all looked at Dana. "She wanted to hurt you," Emily spoke first. "I could feel it." Rachel said. "She was going to inject you with something," Kim said. "What happen?" Billy was at the door. "I don't know," Dana answered as she sat down. "But if they weren't there, we would have had a big problem, because I felt myself . . ." she trailed off. "What Dana?" Billy asked. "Wanting to kill her." "Who?" Sam asked as he walked over to Emily. "The doctor, her touch was so cold and evil, I knew she meant me harm and I wanted to kill her but they dragged me out." "I felt something going through my veins," Kim said. "Like a hot spurge of energy," Rachel said. "All I could think about was protecting Dana." Leah said. "They've tapped into the power," Billy whispered as he covered his mouth.
"Would someone like to explain to us what is happen?" Rosalie said, no one answered. I walked over to Dana. "She meant to kill me," Dana whispered and just like that her eyes turned white, pure white. "Dana?" "Think she can kill me?" she laughed, she tried to get up but I held her down. "What is going on?" I heard someone say, Dana fought against me. "Let me go Jacob!" she yelled and I realized I was actually having to use my strength to fight her but then she stopped, her eyes changed back. "Are you okay?" "Yes," she laughed. "For some odd reason I feel very calm," I released her and she stood. "What is going on with us?" Emily asked. "I can still feel it coursing through me." "What were you doing before it happen?" Billy asked. "We were sitting in the doctor's office." I heard Dana's truck being pulled up. "Holding each other's hands when I felt a shock." "I felt it too." they all agreed, I only half listen to the story as I watched Bella, Esme and Alice enter the room. Do not push the little control I have. I heard Dana's voice on the wind. What was she talking about? I watched as Edward took a step toward Bella. After an hour or so of discussing what happen, we decided to push Emily, she volunteered, we all sat and watched as her and Sam sat in the clearing. Dana, Leah, and Kim were on the other side talking amongst themselves. They couldn't know how we were going to push her either. "So you're going to have to kiss him Rosalie and make it look good." she smiled. "So I'll get to fight them?" "I had to use my strength to fight Dana so you may be surprised." I said, oh how I would love to see Dana kick Rosalie’s ass. I watched as she glided over, she started off by talking to Sam, placing herself between Emily and Sam, I watched as the women turned to watch at the same time. "This is not a smart plan," Edward said. "What if she goes in flames and kills her?" "She can't control the element yet," Billy argued. We continued to watch as she played with Sam's hair, when she started to kiss him, we all
saw Emily’s eyes turn red they seemed to glow, we saw it from clear across the field. We watched as Dana, Kim and Rachel ran for her. Leah transition and started for her but it wasn't Leah who made it to her first, it was Dana. "Stop them!" Billy yelled as we took off. Seth, Colin and I took down Leah, Edward grabbed Dana, Jared got Kim, Paul Rachel, and Sam held Emily under him. "Leah, calm down!" we were screaming and yelling at her. "Jacob!" I heard my name yelled, as I turned I saw Dana in Rosalie’s face, I started for her. How in the hell did she get out of Edward's arms. I ran into Dana from behind and pulled her body to me. When I looked at her I saw her eyes were white. "Dana, baby calm down." "Emily's hurt." she disappeared out of my arms and was at Rosalie again. I watched as she circled her, I jumped for Dana again, I kissed her, and I kissed her deeply. "Wake up for me baby." I whispered against her head. "You're heavy, get up," she pushed at me. We were back in Sam's house, all of us bloodsuckers and weres alike, Dana was at the window. She didn't say much when we got back just that she needed to be alone but I couldn't allow that right now. "We will need you back here Friday," Billy said to the Cullen’s. "Why do they have to be here?" Paul said. "Because they do." Billy snapped out. "He will need someone to protect the people in case one of us go haywire." Dana said she sipped the tea in her hand. "Or in case one of us go evil." "Evil?" Rachel asked. "It is a possibility, with the amount of power being thrown your way that you will want to go evil." Billy said. “If you do go evil, you will get more power.” “Now that’s just not fair,” Leah said and Dana laughed at her. "And in that case, one of us will be forced to kill one another so please guys don't." she smiled. "Now that the doctor has given Dana the shot, it will be like living in a circus for the next few days so I will be going back with the Cullen’s." Billy said. "What?" Jared asked.
"They are going to drop me off at Charlie's." "Oh." Dana walked over to Bella, but Edward blocked her way. "You mind moving out of the way so I can talk to her?" "Move Edward." Bella said from behind him, he stepped aside. "Sorry about our dinner." Bella smiled. "How about brunch Sunday?" "Okay," Bella nodded. "See you then." Dana smiled as she went to sit down. "Jacob, take Dana home. I feel her burning pain," I saw Emily looking at Dana as she balled herself into a ball on the couch. "I'm going to take a swim," Dana stood and walked out the door. I started after her but was stopped by Bella and Edward. "We will be here to help but Bella refuses to stay home, and I don't think she should see this, will you talk some sense into her." "Bella you are more than welcome." Edward growled at me. "And what will happen if everything goes bad? She will have to watch us kill you." "Edward!" Bella yelled. "I wouldn't be so sure, you could kill us Edward," I snarled. ______ I knew he wouldn't come right after me but I did hope; I was in my underwear in the lake, lying on the shore line. I watched the sky shift from light to dark. The way the smell change, I was so aware of the atmosphere it was weird. The water did nothing to dull the burning I felt "Dana?" I opened my eyes. "Taha Aki?" "I cannot stay long for your wolf comes but I've come to warn you, Adhira will visit you tonight." "Who is Adhira?" I sat up. "The woman you reincarnated." "What?' "You are her, reincarnated, I'm warning you because she is just like you."
"We should get along greatly." he nodded. "She's mean and doesn't want you to go through this." "Well why is she coming to me?" "She has to. Just listen to her, because she will show you how to deal with the change, you're going through the full moon is near and you will be feeling more of the power." I watched him disappear. "Dana?" I heard him call. "Why are you laying on the ground?" "Listening." "To the winds?" "No to the sounds of the lands." he sat next to me. I looked at him; he didn't have on anything but his pants. "You shifted?" "It's the only way I can get to you fast," I smiled at him. He lay down beside me. "Has it ever gone further than a kiss?" _____ She didn't even look at me when she asked; her eyes were closed as if she were trying to prepare herself. "No that was our only kiss," I looked down at her. "You were my first kiss" she opened her eyes. "Really?" I looked around, where were her clothes? I couldn't stop my hand as it felt her leg. "So soft and smooth." she smiled up at me. "I've never done this before Jacob," I pulled my hand back. "Me either,” I looked at the oceans. "Do you wish to wait?" I smiled down at her. "No," she shook her head. "I'm scared though." I took her into my arms. "I'll protect you, you have nothing to fear." I started to walk home. "No," she shook her head, I stopped moving. "No?" "Here."
"Here?" I looked around at the beach, she laughed lightly. "Yes here." I placed her down so that she was standing next to me, she was so short next to me and I smiled because I knew what she held inside her small body. I ran my hand down her face as I leaned down and kissed her deeply. My wolf the winds whispered. "Your wolf," I answered into her kiss as she wrapped her arms around my neck. I pulled her body closer to mine. "You're never going to leave me like that again." I said and she laughed. "Doesn't sound like you were asking." "I wasn't, I'm stating facts. You leave me like that. I will hunt you down and chain you up in the basement." she stepped back and arched an eyebrow to me. "Is that so?" she took a few steps back. "Do you think you can catch the wind," and just like that she disappeared. I looked at her and then I heard her laughter behind me. "I'm going to get you." "Catch me if you can, you big wolf," she started running and laughing. I took off behind her. "You're going to be so sorry when I get my hands on you." "Oooo," she taunted me and then I wrapped my arms around her she squealed. "Why don't you have any clothes on?" "I was hot." I growled and she smiled. "I love that sound." I pick her up and placed her down in the sand. She ran her hand over my chest and my arms. I looked down into her hazel eyes. ***** The way he looked at me like I was the most beautiful thing in his eyes I felt my sides start to turn. Dear God what was he doing to me. His hair surrounded me like a veil of darkness. He brought his finger to my lips then trailed a line down from my lips down to my chest. I brought my lips to his, with that kiss I felt myself claiming him as mine. I felt the bound between us. I closed my eyes and I felt myself getting lost in his scent, his touch, his aura. "Jacob," I whispered as I felt his hand untie my bathing suit top. My eyes were still closed; I started to feel drunk on his very essence. When his wet mouth covered my first breast, I moaned as I arched myself to his touch. I felt his hardness pressed between my thighs and nearly whimpered. "I want you so badly Dana." his voice was barely a whisper across my skin as he undid the tie to the bottom half of my bikini. "I'll go slow," he whispered in my ear as he started to kiss my neck.
Then I lost his warmth and nearly wanted to scream at the lost of him. "I'm right here." He wrapped me up in his arms, and I felt his skin pressed against mine. I felt my own wetness flowing down the inside of my thighs. I felt his hardness poking at entrance. "Open your eyes Dana," I opened my eyes slowly. "I want to watch your eyes as I take you" I didn't say anything as he stared down at me with such love and intensity. I felt him enter me and couldn't stop the scream that left my throat at the pressure of him stretching me; Jacob wrapped me tighter in his arms. "It's okay baby, it'll pass I promise," he moved himself in and out of me slowly and even through the pain. I start to feel pleasure. ***** Stay in control wolf I heard the voice whisper in my head. The voice had been leading on how to make this less painful for her. When all I wanted to do was thrust myself deep within her and stay there. She looked up at me as I moved slowly in and out of her. There were tears in her eyes, and I stopped moving. "Should I stop baby?" she shook her head and I started to move inside her again. "I feel you Jacob, he . . . you . . . it so big," she moaned and I smiled as I slide more of myself in her and she moaned out loud. "I love you Dana," I whisper. Hold her tightly. "I love -” before she could even finish her statement, I bury myself deeply within her. "Jacob!" she cried out. "Did I hurt you?" "Stop asking that and make love to me." she snapped and I smiled as I groaned. "No holding back," she whispered. "I don't want to hurt you," I shook my head, she looked up at me. "Give me all of you now Jacob," she snapped and I was on the edge of losing myself in her. Then she rolled us over to where she was on top of me. I lost the sensation of her in that action and growled. "I'll just take all of you." she said, her eyes looked like they were glowing but not like they were before the glow was a dull looking glow. "You're waking up the animal Dana," she smiled evilly as she rose over me and then impaled herself on me and I could control the howl that left my lips. "My animal," she said as she started to rock herself on me. "Dana," I buried my hand in the sand, looking for something to hold onto, anything but there was nothing, nothing but her. I brought myself up to her and wrapped my arms around her. We stay together on that beach for the next few hours, by the time it was time for us to
return home; I was carrying her there in my arms. Both of our bodies covered in sand. I would have to get us into the shower before we got into the bed. I hoped she wasn’t crabby when waken out of her sleep. I laughed to myself because something in me told me she was. 6. DREAMS I felt something dragging me out of my sleep, I woke up to see a beautiful blonde woman with crystal blue eyes staring down at me. I sat up and realized I was in a forest. "Where am I?" "I see my good looks is something that passed down," the woman said. "Adhira?" she smiled. "And my smarts." she took my hand and helped me to stand. "Yeah I was told you would be here." she nodded and smiled. "We have to come up with you an Indian name before we start," she looked me up and down. "Bishakha." she said. "What does that mean?" "Star," I smiled, that could work. "I'm suppose to tell you about all the good you will do," I watched her, she was beautiful truly. "But I am here to tell you about what you will suffer." "Why would you do that?" "Because I want to." "I can tell you this now, I do not care about what I will suffer." "Not even knowing how you will bury your children?" I looked away. "How many lives will I save?" I snapped back. "I think I like you. I see why Taha Aki chose you." she smiled. She wrapped her arm around my shoulder. I listened to her tell me the story of her sisters, brothers and her husband, they loved one another to the bottom of their souls, and they lived in the afterlife with nothing but regret for killing each other. "I was the oldest, Anil and I, so we were the strongest." "So I will be the weakest because I'm the youngest? Jacob and I?" she laughed. "Do not be a fool child you are me in another form, you have my powers," the thunder boomed, the lightning flashed and her eyes went white. "All of them, you and Jacob will be the strongest." I nodded. "Anil and I hate that you two are so young but it has to be done now."
"How long are we supposed to live?" "Forever, and I will show you what will happen to your people when you leave them," she took my hand and we ended up in a village that was burning to the ground. She pointed to a man, he had a child in his hand and a sword in his other, I turned my face before I could see his blade enter the child. "This cannot be true!" I yelled. "It is what happen when we committed the selfish act." I looked around, women were being ravaged, set on fire, their bodies being thrown like it meant nothing. "Stop this!" I yelled, as I clenched my chest. "We were forced to watch this," she whispered, her voice full of pain. _____ I woke up to the sounds of her screams, I sat up, she was sweating, her hair drenched. "What's wrong Dana?" "The clearing!" she yelled as she popped up, she was naked and I don't think she even knew it as she ran to the door. "Put some clothes on Dana, and I'll take you." she looked at me and nodded. That’s when I notice that it wasn't sweat covering her face but tears. "Baby what's wrong?" I walked over to her. "Can I ride your back?" "What?" "While you're in transition, can I ride you?" "You can but why would you want to?" "Why wouldn't I?" I watched as she dressed, grabbing a pair of my gym shoes and jogging pants. "Let's go," she stuff them into a backpack and threw them over her back. "Let's go," she snapped again. We got downstairs, I watched her. "Dana I can just carry you." "Shift Jacob," she said and smiled. "I want to ride my wolf," she giggled and I looked at her but shifted, I waited for her to fear, but there was nothing but the same love in her eyes that she had the night before. We got to the clearing, everyone was there, still dress in their pajamas. Dana ran to them, Sam held a giant book in his hand. I ran after Dana as she made it to them.
"I dreamed of Adhira last night," Dana said. "I dreamt of Avishi," Kim said. "Anala," Emily said. "Ashima," Leah said. "Avnite," Rachel said as Emily took the book from Sam and laid it on the floor. The five of them surrounded the book and joined hands. "I can still feel the heat of the fires they set to the homes," Rachel said. "I can still taste the smoke," Emily said. "I can still see the enemies’ eyes," Leah said. "I can still feel their pain," Kim said. "I can still hear their cries," Dana said as the tears fell down her face. I started towards her but Sam held me back. "Watch Jacob." he whispered. "We are the Queens of the Quileute tribe," they spoke together. I saw Billy and Sue coming. "Grant us with the strength to fight the evil that comes." "At the age of 26, I am Banhi, the reincarnated form of Anala." Emily spoke aloud. "At the age of 24 I am Barsha, the reincarnated form of Avishi," Kim said. "At the age of 22, I am Baishali, the reincarnated form of Ashima," Leah said. "At the age of 22, I am Banani, the reincarnated form of Avnite," Rachel said. "And at the age of 18, I am Bishakha, the reincarnated form of Adhira," Dana said. "We willingly accept the power and duty to protect our love ones," they all said. "We make our vow here and now, anyone who dares to step in our way will be killed." They turned to us, they're eyes glowing. "Our Kings do not appear to be ready," Leah laughed. "It would seem that way," Emily said as they walked to us. Dana wrapped her arms around me. “Take me home so I can show you we can give ourselves to one another mind, body and spirit,” I picked her up and took off running before anyone could stop us. We got home in no time, she had her legs wrapped around my waist I wouldn't make it upstairs. I laid her down on the couch.
"What was that?" I asked her as I kissed her neck. "I don't know, it just came out." she said as she looked up at me. "How did you know what to do last night?" "I don't need a guide," I snapped at her, she frowned then pushed me off of her. "That's not what I'm talking about! I mean just thinking back to it, you eased yourself into me slowly." "Would you have preferred I rammed myself into you?" "I expected it." she folded her arms over her chest. "This is not a good time to start an argument with me Dana." "This isn't an argument, all you have to do is answer the question." I don't know why I didn't just tell her about the voice but something in me wanted this fight. I stalked over to her and she didn’t even move, just placed her hands on her hips. "What’s the reason for your question?" i growled at her. "I was just curious but now i really don’t give a fuck," she pushed at my chest, i didn’t move, her eyes turned white. she pushed me again and a gush of wind came that had me take half a step back. "Dana," i growled. "Don’t fuck with me Jacob or i will lay your ass out." "Oh really?" i smiled as i felt my canines lengthen. "You're going to lay me out?" i jumped for her, catching her completely off guard. "You are my mate, Dana, but i am your Alpha, i will always be your Alpha," i kissed her hard, demanding she return it and she did, she even bit my lip in the process. i growled when the taste of my blood fill our mouths. "You maybe my Alpha, but we are equals in this Jacob. As much as i am yours, you are mine," she pulled my hair. "Don’t you ever forget that." 7. BONFIRE We were all sitting around, watching the people of La Push, Billy and Sam were bar-bqueuing. Dana was dancing around the fire with Emily and Kim. I smiled watching her. The sun was setting, my mind went back to the night before when we shared the same bed, after she told me how to open myself to her. Our love making was so intense. It’s hard for me to concentrate on not falling when you stare at me like that. I heard her voice in my head. You look too sexy in white for me not to stare. I looked at them all, Dana was in white, Leah was in yellow, Emily was in red, Kim was in blue, and Rachel was in green. "Did they tell you why they were in those colors?" I asked as I looked at Jared. "No, but I was at the store with Kim and Leah for hours searching for those damn dresses." he smiled her way. "It was worth it, she looks good." "Amen to that," Thomas said. "Do you guys feel any different?" Paul asked, we all shook our heads. "Rachel is strong, almost stronger than me." he said. "Dana too." "Emily too," Sam said.
"Here comes the bloodsuckers and Bella," Jared said as he looked at the road as the jeep pulled up. I placed my blocks up and felt Dana put hers in place, which was strange why would she be blocking me. I watched as Rachel and Leah joined them around the fire. The five of them dancing around the bonfire. Bella made her way to us with Edward and Alice. I tried to clear my head of the thought I had been having a few seconds ago. "That never works," Edward said. "Just shut up." I snapped. "What?" Bella asked. "Nothing," I quickly said. "The moon will be here in an hour," Alice said as Bella sat next to me. I looked over to where Dana was but she wasn't paying me any attention. "Are you scared?" I laughed. "Come on now Bella, don't start to cry." "Will it hurt?" "No." at least I hoped it didn't. "But you should stay by Billy and Seth just in case." "I made them all promise not to kill you if something goes wrong." "Geesh Bella, cut it out, everything will be fine." I looked at Dana again, she had pulled Bradley and was now dancing with him. "Jacob you're growling," Bella said as she laid her head on my chest. "I didn't notice," I said as I coughed but I didn't tear my eyes from Dana, what was she doing, dancing like that? "You're still doing it," she said. "I feel it in your chest," she giggled. "It tickles." I chuckled as I turned my head, I couldn't watch her, I felt myself growing angry. I looked at Edward, he had an amused grin on his face, I'm going to kick your ass one of these days, he laughed out loud and Bella snuggled herself closer to me and it reminded me of Dana. _____ "It is time," Billy's voice seem to calm all around us. "Take the kids home," another voice rang out. I watched as the clearing cleared out. The adults were still there, the five women came towards us, smiling and laughing. I didn't know if I should move but I hadn't felt Jacob's warmth in days.
"How will this work?" Emmet asked. "They will need to stand in a circle," Billy said with a big old leather book in his lap. "Go Bella," Edward said as he took my hand and led me to a seat behind Billy. They all stood in a circle, Dana, with Jacob to her left, Paul to his, Jared, the new man name Thomas, Sam then Emily, Leah, Kim, Rachel then back to Dana. On the outside of the circle, the Cullen’s along with four weres stood in an outer circle. Sue was standing next to me, she grabbed my hand and I allowed it because I too was afraid. Dana grabbed Jacob's hand, he brought her hand to his lips and kissed it. "Do not shift until I say so," Billy's voice spoke. "Tonight is the night that we bring forward our Kings and Queens, they are here to protect our people from the evil on the rise. We call on the power of the Kings and Queens of before," I stopped listening to Billy as my eyes watched them, they had all took each other's hands. I saw Emily and Sam, they're eyes were glowing red, I moved to the right, I needed to see Jacob but as I moved around I saw all of their eyes were glowing. Sue pulled me back. "Don't move Bella, there is a lot of power floating around, you'll see Jacob soon enough." "Are his eyes glowing?" I asked and she nodded. "Give them the powers of Anala and Abhijvala!" he yelled as Emily and Sam started to float, they faced us. "Give them the powers of Ashima and Akshan!" he yelled as Leah and Thomas floated, they joined hands and floated next to Emily and Sam with their eyes glowing yellow. "Give them the powers of Avishi and Arnesh!" Kim and Jared went next, going to the other side of Emily and Sam, their eyes glowing blue. "Give them the powers of Ashima and Akshan!" Rachel and Paul went next, going to the side of Kim and Jared, their eyes glowing green. "Give them the powers of Adhira and Anil!" Dana and Jacob were the final to float but as they started to rise Emily and Jared separated, giving them room to move to the middle, their eyes glowed white. My hand covered my mouth. "We are the Kings and Queens of the Quileute tribe," they spoke together. "Time!" Billy yelled as Leah and Thomas came forward. "I am the King of Time, " Thomas spoke. "Bhagyanandana." "I am the Queen of Time," Leah spoke. "Baishali." "We vow our lives to the safety of our people," they spoke together and just like that they disappeared.
"Water!" Billy yelled as Kim and Jared came forward. "I am the King of Water," Jared said. "Barindra." "I am the Queen of Water," Kim said. "Barsha." "We vow our lives to the safety of our people," I watched as they seem to be surrounded by water and then they disappeared. "Earth!" Billy yelled as Rachel and Paul came forward. "I am the King of the Earth .. . Basudha" Paul said. "I am the Queen of the Earth . . . Banani," Rachel said. "We vow our lives to the safety of our people," they said together as vines appeared around them and seemed to squeeze them until they disappeared. "Fire!" Billy yelled as Emily and Sam came forward. "I am the King of Fire . . . Balaravi." Sam said. "I am the Queen of Fire . . . Banhi." Emily said. "We vow our lives to the safety of our people" they said they both went up into flames then disappeared. "Atmosphere!" Billy yelled as Jacob and Dana came forward. "I am the King of the Atmosphere . . . Badal." Jacob's voice boomed with power. "I am the Queen of the Atmosphere . . . Bishakha." Dana said. "We vow our lives to the safety of our people" they said as the thunder started to boom around us and Dana smiled. "Call back your brothers and sisters!" Billy said. "Honey," she said. Jacob lifted his hand and brought it down hard as if he was hitting a table and they all appeared before us with their eyes normal, Dana and Jacob were still in the air. Dana wrapped her arm around him as they came down to the ground, her eyes changed back but his didn't. "Bring the wolves forward!" Billy yelled as Sam, Jared, Leah, Paul and Jacob shifted into wolf form, they were all snarling and seemed to be larger. "Furnizimit me energji të tyre " Billy said in an unknown language. "Jepni atyre tani! Queens!" lightening came down, striking Dana, Leah, Emily, Kim and Rachel. "Kings!" he yelled as the lightening came down hitting the men. A thick fog appear making it impossible to even see in front of yourself. I heard everyone
calling out. "Bella!" Edward called. "I'm here," I called and I was in his arms the next minute. "Dana clear the fog! Jesus!" Emily yelled. "I can't even see my hand in front of my face." "Jacob!" I heard Dana call as the fog disappeared, Dana was on top of him. His eyes were still glowing. "What's wrong with him?" I yelled as everyone rushed in to surround him. "No Bella" Edward said before I could make my way to him. "Jake!" I yelled. "Take me to him Edward!" I yelled. He picked me up and took me over to them. "Dana help him fight through it," Sam said. "You listen to me!" Dana grabbed his face as rain started to fall. "You're stronger than this, fight it Jacob!" "What's happening?" I yelled again. "He's turning evil," Thomas said. "No he's not!" Dana snapped back at him as she through her hand up to him causing the winds to blow hard, any normal person would have been clear across the field but he didn't even move, her eyes turned white. "Jacob look at me." he didn't even acknowledge her. "Badal!" she yelled and he turned and smiled at her. "Do not worry," he whispered. "It feels so good to go evil," a hard wind blew. "The power is . . ." Dana hit his chest. "Stop!" she yelled. "But why love?" he said. "Everyone back up!" she yelled as we all rushed back. "Jacob, if you go evil. I will lose you." "No, no," he shook his head. "No you won't, love." "Yes, I will" she got off of him. A lightning bolt appeared in her hand. "Dana, no!" Emily yelled, I saw the blood dripping down her hand, I could smell the blood dripping down her.. "I'll kill myself, Jacob," he stood.
"You wouldn't dare," another lightning bolt appeared in her other hand. "I will," tears fell down her face. "I love you Jacob, fight this for me." he shook his head. "It feels so good." he walked closer to her. "You don't cry, only Bella cries." "Don't let her kill herself!" I yelled as I bucked in Edward's arms. "Calm down Bella," he whispered. "Please Jacob." Dana cried. "I can't," another tear fell as she hit herself in the stomach with both bolts. "Dana!" Jacob yelled as he ran to her. "You didn't do this!" "She did it," Billy whispered. it started raining as Jacob reached her. "Dana!" he howled out loud, the winds started to blow like crazy. "No! No! No!" I watched as Leah made her way to them. "Jacob?" I heard Dana call. "I fought it, now you better live." he screamed and she smiled up at him. "Tell me you love me." "I love you, now you better not die on me!" "Move Jacob," Leah screamed as she tore him away from her causing him to fly yards away from them, she touched Dana's chest, her hands started to glow. "She’ll be okay Bella," Edward whispered. "She planned this and it worked," he laughed. "She's smart because she almost lost him." I watched as Jacob ran back to her. "She'll be fine Jacob," Leah whispered as she kissed Dana's forehead, he leaned down and took her into his arms. "She'll sleep through the night." "She planned that?" Leah smiled and nodded. "I'm going to kick her ass for that." "You should thank her, she would have had to be the one to kill you." _____ “Is she okay?” Bella asked me as I laid Dana on my bed. “Leah said she is,” I couldn’t believe she did that, I was going to have to have a talk with her methods of handling situations because stunts like that wouldn't work. “You okay?” I smiled as Bella walked into my arms. “She nearly killed herself,” I whispered into her head.
“She brought you back, she loves you,” Bella said, I could feel the powers flowing through me now. "That's all that matters." “That was intense,” Emmet said. “I’ve never seen anything like that in my hundred years,” Carlisle said, I looked at them. “I’ve been meaning to tell you guys, Dana said that there is a battle on the horizon that we all will have to fight.” “She can see the future?” Esme said. “No, the winds speak to her,” Edward answered. “Just keep an extra eye open and be careful,” I said. “And you be extra careful,” I said down to Bella. “Come on Bells, we’ll come back tomorrow. I’m sure Jacob is tired,” she squeezed me tighter before she released me, she walked over to Edward and looked like she wanted to cry. "Don't cry Bella, geesh everything's fine. I'm a king now," I smiled but the smile was fake, I couldn't help but worry about Dana "King Jacob," she smiled and ran and hugged me again. "I'm still your Jake, Bells." "You promise?" "Come on Bella, calm down," I felt her tears hit my shirt. How different my Dana and my Bella were. "I agree," Edward said. "With what?" Bella said. "That we should come around three," Edward quickly lied. "See you soon Jake," she said as Edward help her onto his back, I watched as he zoomed her away and I ran up to Dana, she was sleeping peacefully, a smile on her lips. I removed my clothes and put on some of the pajama pants Dana brought me. I slid down next to her, and placed her body on my chest. "Don't you ever scare me like that again, Bishakha" I whispered to her sleeping body. _____ "Didn't I tell you to grab them before the change took place!" Gaston yelled as he backhand his younger brother, Philippe. "I tried sir, they had help."
"What kind of help?" he yelled. "There were vampires, seven of them." "Vampires!" he yelled and hit the man again. "Now it will be harder to take one of them! Damn near impossible" he screamed into the fairly lit room of where they were staying. "But we can still do it," his wife Nakia came from the bathroom. "We may not be able to take all of the women as we planned but we can take the youngest one, according to legends the youngest is the weakest." "She will still have the powers of one of the elements," Philippe said. "And with this," the woman held up her medallion. "Their elements will not work." "And what of the vampires?" Gaston asked. "We will kill them." she laughed. "Once we have the powers of their elements, we will be able to kill anything and everyone in our path." she looked at her husband and his brother. "Where's Trinity?" "Out." "Out where?" but she already knew she were out shopping. "I'll go get her,." Philippe said. "Good!" she yelled as he ran off. "I'll be the one to take the girl." "Good, because your brother is an idiot," she walked over to him. "Make sure you don't take the female were, we won't be able to fight a were without their powers." "Are you sure they will give over their powers?" "If we kill one of the Queens and threaten to kill the youngest King, they will give the powers willingly." she laughed. "Then we will rule!" he said. "Now you see it, my dear!" 9. BRUNCH I walked in and saw Bella sitting by herself and smiled at her, she looked so innocent and fragile but she was pretty, a bit pale but pretty altogether.
"Hey Bella," I smiled,, she smiled at me. "Am I late?" "No, I'm early. I had to get away from Edward, he was driving me insane." I laughed at her. "I know what you mean, I almost shot Jacob," she laughed as I sat down. The waitress came over and took our orders. We had small talk to get comfortable with one another after thirty minutes or so, we were laughing together. "How do you stand being with him, he's so good looking. I know women always stare." she looked away. "They do more than stare," she looked down. "What's wrong?" I asked as I took her hand, the door opened and the wind blew in. Trouble! I stood. Sit, stay calm and get out of there casually. Call to Jacob. Tell Bella to call Edward. "Bella, can you call Edward?" I whispered, she looked at me and nodded as she pulled out her cell phone. Jacob Yes, how are things going? Trouble, get here now! Bring everyone with you. What! Now! I saw them enter, two women and two men, I took Bella's hand and we stood, I placed her behind me. "Don't let go of my hand." "They're coming," the younger woman called. I tried to use the winds but couldn't What the hell? Now I knew I could move with the winds. "You can't use those powers with us around, Bishakha." I smiled as I felt the power flowing through me. "You think I worry about you four." another wind blew. Go with them, or they'll harm the girl. Great. "You should come quietly, we wouldn't want to harm your human." "Dana?" Bella called from behind me. "Don't you worry Bella." I was trying to stall for help. They won't make it in time.
"I'll go, let her leave." "No, take the girl." the youngest one spoke. "We'll need her to keep Bishakha at bay." "I'm going to kill you, if you don't shut your damn mouth" I snapped. "Funny, we were thinking of doing that to you," the oldest man spoke as he came forward with a needle. I held my hand up and he blew back. "The next time it will be lightening." he seemed shocked as he looked back at the woman. "You can't use lightening," the woman laughed as the thunder outside boomed. Let her think so the winds blew again. "We need to hurry." the youngest said as worry crossed her face. "It’s just a sedative, we're going to put her to sleep, it was for you." "No, we'll go willingly but I won't let you inject her with anything." I felt my powers draining but I still had a lot left, enough to survive with. "Put your coat on Bella, there will be a storm soon" she nodded and I whispered. "Do not worry, I will not let harm come to you." the oldest woman came to us and touched our shoulders. _______ I was too late, I felt her presence but saw she was gone. Control, no control. My Dana and my Bella were gone. I felt my control slipping, the bloodsuckers arrived there the same time as we did. I was sitting in the seat where I felt her the strongest. Leah and Thomas had held time, no one saw us, no one moved. "They weren't harmed when they left," Leah said. "Alice are you picking up anything?" Emmet asked. I looked at Edward, his eyes were glowing red. "Four people, human but with power. Dana's powers draining, she's protecting Bella. They just disappear." she shook her head. "It's blocked. I'm being blocked." Jacob? I heard her voice in the winds with her scent heavy on it. Dana? I won't be able to hear you, Edward, I know you're listening. Bella and I are safe. They have us in a cave. I do not know why they have us yet but when I find out you will. "How do we find her?" Edward yelled. Bella said to tell Edward that she loves him. One of them can tell the future, another one can teleport I think. I do not know where we are. there was silence.
Listen and follow the winds Jacob. I love you I felt her leave as a scream tore through my throat. "Jacob, calm down," Sam voice rang out and I rushed him. "What would you do if it was Emily?" I snarled in his face. "I understand that Jacob but if you haven't notice, you're going to flood the town." Sam said as I looked out the window and notice the weather. "If I don't find them soon I will tear this town apart," I said as I left the diner and that was the truth. The two girls in this world I loved decide they want to get kidnapped together. Someone was going to pay and with their life. _____ They watched as Jacob stormed out of the diner and all shook their heads as the rain let up. I sat back and watched, I felt my insides turning at the thought of my Bella being in trouble I wanted to kill and if I didn't soon. I’d be in the same condition Jacob was in. "I'll see what the earth says," Paul said as he started for the door. "Dana said they are in a cave," I yelled out behind him, he nodded as he walked away. "She is not in danger, she is very calm actually, her only worries are for the girl." Emily said. "Her powers are draining, though." Kim said. "Let's go," Thomas said. "We've held time up long enough," we followed them out into the forest that led to La Push. _____ I was pacing back and forward at the shoreline, listen to the winds she said. The winds don't speak to me. I inhaled deeply and could smell her scent on the air and howled out. She was close but where could she be. _____ We were sitting in a dark cave, there was a small oil lamp. I looked at Bella, she looked to be a bit paler. "Do not worry Bella." "I'm cold," I frowned and looked around the room. I took off my jacket and handed it to her, she shook her head. "You'll be cold." "No, I won't. I have a built in heater," I lied, she looked at me like she knew I was lying but took the jacket all the same. "Who are they?" she asked.
"I do not know but I'm sure they will tell us soon." a wind blew in. Your wolf doesn't listen. I laughed and Bella looked at me strangely. "What's so funny?" she asked. "The winds speak to me, you know that?" she looked at me. "No, I didn't but what did they say?" "You're wolf doesn't listen" she laughed. "Jacob doesn't listen." she agreed laughing harder. "And it's ashamed when the winds say that." “You’re right about that.” She looked at me. “You would have died for him?” "Wouldn't you die for Edward?" I asked her and she nodded in agreement. We were silent for a moment when the smaller man entered. "Do you need anything?" he asked. "A fire, she's cold," I said. "Anything else?" he asked. "A bathroom," he looked at me. "Go in the corner." I laughed. "You're joking, right? We have to sleep in here, I'm assuming?" he nodded. "Take me outside. I'm not going to run." he looked at me. "Fine, but she stays." he said pointing at Bella. "No!" I snapped. "It's fine Dana, you'll know if I'm in danger." She'll be fine, go out there so Jacob can find you. I nodded as I walked outside and he followed. We were in a forest.. "Hurry up," he pushed me and I fell to my face. I tasted blood and spit it on the ground. "You better keep your hands off of me boy. I do not like that." I turned back to him and he backed away. "I'm sorry" he whispered. I walked into the forest and felt the winds, I let myself drift with the winds, I ended up at La Push, where I saw my wolf sitting, his head low.
"Jacob?" I called and he looked at me, and shifted. "Dana?" he ran to me and ran right through me. "Dana," he called again and that's when I saw his tears. "Do not cry Jakey, I am safe. I don't need your tears right now, I need you to find me and Bella. I have little powers. Find me Jacob." "But how!" he screamed. "Use your powers Jacob, you are the strongest of us all Badal, tamp into that power. I fear for Bella, I will not let her die." I said as another tear washed down his face. "I love you," he whispered. "I love you too," I felt myself float away and as I entered my own body, I heard the wolf's howl of agony tear through the forest. I started towards the man, he was still standing there. "I'm ready." he looked back at me, his face bruised, I ran to the cave. Bella was in the corner talking to the girl, there was a fire started. "Bella are you okay?" I asked and she smiled. "I am." she looked back at the woman. "This is Trinity." I didn't say anything. "They're coming for you soon," she said. _____ "We know where she is," Rachel said. "How?" I asked, they both looked away. "How," I asked again. "Her blood touched the soil." "Blood!" I snapped as the winds outside blew hard. "She's close Jacob," Paul said. Not now, I heard a wind blow. I looked around as Edward stared at me. You cannot go in there blind. "What the hell," I snapped as I looked around. "Its the wind," Edward said. "What's it saying?" Billy asked. "That we should wait," Edward said and I snarled. "Where are they?" I would get them on my own.
"Jacob that would be stupid. We don't want to lose them. We have to find out who has them and what they are after." You will get word soon. Patience wolf for it is your mate's life who lays in the balance. "Fuck!" I yelled out loud as everyone looked at me. "We have to wait." "For what?" they all snapped and said. "It's what the winds say, it's Dana's life that is in the balance and I will not risk that," they were silent. "What are we waiting for?" Paul seemed to growl at me. "Word," I said as I sat back down and closed my eyes. I looked for Dana and saw her there she was sitting down with Bella and another woman, they were laughing at the woman. I couldn't hear their words but just knowing they were okay was fine with me. "That will work for me too, for now." I heard Edward say as I watched how Dana was standing close to Bella, protecting her almost. Your mate is strong wolf. I smiled because I knew that already. _____ "You're really going to become a vampire?" I frowned at Bella. "Yes, do you see how much of a problem being human is," she looked around. "I can't even protect myself against evil," I nodded. "That is true." "Edward won't change me though." "Why wouldn't he? you'll be together forever if he does." "He thinks it will end my life." "That's just crazy and kind of stupid." I looked at Trinity. "Why are you in here?" "Because I've seen this future no matter what happens, we lose" she said. "I could have told you that," she looked me up and down. "You're the strongest and you still have powers?" she asked and I looked at her. "No, didn't you hear. the youngest are the weakest." I answered. "How will I gain your trust?" she asked. "Try telling who you are and what you want? " "We are the last four member of the Isotope tribe and we want your powers," I laughed.
"And you plan to get those how?" "By killing you, and trying to get your King here and capture him but we can't take on the strongest King." "And now you've made him very angry by taking his mate and his best friend. The only two women he loves. You can kiss your sweet lives goodbye because when he comes," I laughed. "You're okay with him loving Bella?" Trinity asked and I looked at Bella. "I am, I'm even on her side about becoming a vampire because if she was we could kill you guys." I shrugged. "Edward and Emmet will be pissed when they get here." "You guys pissed off the wolves, pissed off the vampires and the Kings and Queens." "There's no way to win don't you think I know that," she snapped. "Then why are you here?" "Because you're the one to kill me!" she yelled, both Bella and I went silent. "If I help you, will you let me live?" "Help me how?" "Project to your wolf, they know where we are. Tell him to come at sun rise." "I will tell them no such time," I laid down. "Give Bella a bottle of water." "For what?" Bella asked. "You keep that over my face and the moment something goes bad you pour it on me so I can wake up." Trinity laughed and I stared at her. "If I wake up and she's okay, I will let you live." I looked at Bella as she handed her the bottle of water. "Bella honey, I'm going to need your help. Once I wake, I will be weak and not able to function, you will have to help me." "Okay," she nodded and her eyes watered. "Don't cry, I don't like it when people cry and I actually like you." she smiled. "If you don't stop crying, I'll kill Trinity." Put a shield in place around the two of you. But how? I’ll be in another form. You doubt your power, put the shield in place, she means to kill you once your weak. "Are you ready?" she asked. "Yes," I felt myself place the shield in place as Bella put my head in her lap. "Be strong Bella." I whispered to her. I watched as the woman smiled as I felt my insides float away. I felt myself flying through the skies until I was in Sam's house, where everyone sat looking worried,
so worried that they didn't even notice my presence. Edward turned and looked at me and I placed my finger over my mouth as I walked to Jacob, he had his eyes closed. "Dana?" he opened his eyes as I made my way to him, he took me into his arms. "No time Jacob. You know where Bella and I are?" he nodded. "We do, the winds told me to wait," I smiled. "You've learned to listen?" I shook my head. "They are the Isotope tribe and they are going to kill me to capture you but they think we are the weakest because we are the youngest. They are four, two men, two women. Come before sun rise." I said on one breath. "How's Bella?" Edward asked. "She's safe and strong. Now come and get us. I will be of no good when I return to my body." they all stood. Alice the winds sang. "Who's Alice?" they all turned to the smallest vampire woman. "I am," she said. "The winds sing your name," she looked around. "Why?" "I do not know but whatever it is that you can do, do it." Go back, she's trying to destroy your defenses. "I have to go," I said as I touched down the side of his face. "My wolf." "Your wolf," he whispered as I let myself disappear. I came back and felt so damn weak it wasn't funny but I had enough to keep our shield in place but I didn't know for how long. "You sneaky bitch!" the woman punched on my defense. "Dana?" Bella called. "Laugh at her for me Bella, because I can't." I heard Bella laugh. "They're coming for you, if I were you I'd go prepare." the woman looked like she wanted to explode and I felt myself drift asleep. _____ I felt her go limp in my arms; the shield was still up, which was good because the little woman on the other side was pissed. I looked down at Dana, she was funny and head strong. I found myself actually liking and understanding her. I heard the howls of wolves outside the cave, and smiled they would be here soon. I looked at Trinity as the other woman appeared with the two men on her sides.
"Trinity, what did you do?" the woman snarled. "She's the strongest Queen and we've pissed off her husband and now he's on his way" she looked at me. "And she's engaged to a vampire. They're all coming five werewolves, seven vampires, and nine elementals. We're going to die" "We still have her, our leverage," the woman shook her head. "We can't get her," Trinity yelled. "We need to run Nakia." "No! We fight!" the woman yelled "We die if we fight, they find us if we don't. We are screwed," Trinity said as she sat down in the corner. Another howl came, closer. Nakia walked over to us and tried to grab me up she got stopped by the shield. "What is this, Trinity?" "She's smarter than I was hoping; she placed a shield around the two of them." Trinity said. "We have ten seconds before they appear." she said. "Surround the two of them," Nakia ordered as they all surrounded us as Edward appeared. "Edward!" I screamed his eyes were glowing red. "Pour the water on Dana." he snapped and I opened the bottle and poured the water on her face, she woke up coughing. "Jesus Bella." she coughed. "God, what was I asleep for five minutes." "Edward’s here," I said to her, she didn't even turn her head to make sure, she just nodded. "Good." "Dana, don't you sleep, not now. We need you awake," Edward said. "You're shield is weakening, stay awake." "Jacob's coming," she whispered as Jacob appeared in wolf form. A storm raging behind him. "Well if it isn't Badal, come to rescue your Queen?" he shifted back to human form and was naked, then the next second a pair of jogging pants appeared and his eyes glowed white. "Jacob," Dana's weak voice called "I'm going to give you one chance before I kill you all." "Your element doesn't work here," he smiled; I've never seen Jacob look so dark, he threw up his hands.
"Wait Jacob!" Alice screamed from behind him. "We need to get Bella now." "I'm not leaving without Dana," I said, was she really considering leaving Dana behind them in this condition? Emmet, Jasper, Leah and Sam appeared. "And we're not leaving the Queen leave." Nakia said and Jacob smile. "You will not have a choice soon," he said as his eyes turned into those of a wolf. I looked down at Dana and she started to get shivers, she was mumbling something but I could barely hear her. "Jacob, hurry!" I said as I felt my eyes watering as I took off my jackets and hers and wrapped her body in it "Bella, don't start crying our deal still stands you cry, I kill Trinity," I smiled as I heard her weak voice speak. I started to rock her on my lap, she smiled. "My Mommy use to do this to me, no matter how much I told her I was too big and too old for it . . . I miss it now, what I wouldn't give not to have her rock me again," she looked up at me. I could see sweat pouring down her face but her body was still shivering. I hadn't even notice Edward and Leah were standing over us until I looked up. "We can't get in," Leah was starting to panic. "Dana, let down the shield Dana so they can help you," I said and she turned to make sure it was safe. Edward fell over us. "Um, Bella?" Dana called. "Yes?" "You mind telling your vampire that I don't like being touched when I'm sick," Edward laughed as he stood. "I heard you Dana." he started to grab her but I pushed his hand away. "Jacob has to get her, she has the shivers." "He left." Sam said as he took Dana into his arms making the jacket fall, she snuggled into his chest. CHAPTER 8 I woke up to this agonizing throbbing pain on my left shoulder, I ignored it at first, the sleep I was having was feeling so good to my body until the dull pain turned into an almost unbearable burning sensation. I shot up and realized I was in Jacob’s bed, alone. I got up and started for the bathroom so I get a better view at what the hell was happening to my shoulder. I didn’t take the time it would take to remove the shirt opting to rip it from my
body instead. It was the bite mark, Jacob had left on me, I almost wanted to scream at the sight of it, it looked infected, swollen and red. “What the hell?” I closed my eyes and remembered laying down on Bella’s lap, her tears falling on my face. The vampires were there and hearing the wolf’s, my wolf’s agonized howl as he tore through the woods. The peace I felt as I felt him drawing near to me. When I felt him in the room with me, I let myself go to the darkness but none of that explained why I had this infectious thing growing on my shoulder. I started to squeeze it. “No!” I heard Taha Aki yell, I looked up at the mirror and saw him standing behind me. I turned and saw nothing then looked back at the mirror and saw he was there. “What is this?” “I don’t know but it has happen to all the mates yourself, Kimberly, Thomas and Emily.” “Why does it hurt?” “I’ve never encountered something like this and until we learn what to do about them. We believe it wise for you to leave them alone.” “We?” “Your guardians and I.” “Adhira is here?” “No, not at the moment.” “Oh,” I looked at the mark again and when I looked back at Taha Aki, he was gone. My hand itched to touch the mark, it was so tempting to squeeze. “Dana?” I almost jumped out of my skin at the deep baritone of a voice. I looked up and saw Jacob, he was shirtless, his hair was cut raggedly like he did it himself with a pair of scissors. “Hey Jakey,” I smiled, but the intensity of his stare had me immediately thinking something was wrong. “What is it Badal?” I turned to him, he stood in the doorway. His fist clenched into tight fist, sweat was dripping down his forehead. I stepped closer to him and watched him inhale sharply. The look in his eyes felt as if he was burning a hole into my soul. “Say something babe, please,” I grabbed one of his fist with my hands. He took me into his arms with such velocity it nearly stole my breath away. He crushed his lips to mine with such fierceness it nearly knocked the wind out of me. I had no choice but to return his passion. He said nothing as he carried me to the bed and laid me down gently, I laid there in a ripped t-shirt and my boi shorts.
When he pulled away from me, my body literally cried from the lost of his contact. I watched him remove his clothes and stood there in his naked glory, his body was just delectable. “I love you Jacob Black,” I whispered, he was on top of me then, staring down at me, his eyes so full of emotions. “Love me always,” I wrapped my arms around his shoulders. “Always and forever.” “Me and only me?” “You’re the only one who resides in my heart,” he ripped my underwear from me them with on easy movement. “I love you,” he whispered before he impaled himself into me. I woke up feeling better than I had in a very long time. Jacob was snoring, I smiled as I eased out of the bed and jumped in the shower. By the time I got out of the shower, Jacob was still sleeping heavily. I kissed his forehead softly and started out the door for Leah and Thomas’ house. I needed to eat and somehow I knew she was cooking. I walked across the field with a pep in my step and a smile on my face as I walked onto their front porch and walked into the house. I didn’t bother knocking since I was Sam’s truck outside. “I can’t believe we went to a vampire wedding,” Sam said as I walked through the door. “Whose wedding?” I asked as they all turned and faced me. The looks on their faces set my defenses off. “Dana.” Leah was the one to break the silence that had swallowed the five of us. “Yes, why are you people staring at me like that?” “Its been three weeks since you’ve awaken!” Leah said and I took a step back. “Three weeks?” “Yes,” Sam said. “Where’s Jacob?” “Sleep,” I answered and found myself stuck to the floor. “Did he say anything to you?” Emily asked. “About what? And whose wedding?” they all just stared at me and I knew whose wedding and I knew something had happen but the question still remain did I want to know what. I felt Jacob awaken and felt him drawing near so I took off.
I could sense him behind me as I ran with the wind, running me down no matter where I went, his presence was right there behind me, so I stopped. I watched him appeared before, his eyes as black as night and I felt myself ask. “what happen?” **** She just stared at me, her heart breaking in her eyes because she knew and I had no choice but to answer her truthfully. “She kissed me. . . I didn’t stop her.” I took a step back and watched her for long seconds as her eyes turned completely white, then her tears started to fall. “Dana,” I called but didn’t move forward, she just stared at me as more tears fell down her face. “I’m sorry. You have to know that,” she simply nodded, her eyes still white as she walked towards me, pass me and back toward the rez. I watched her, staying close behind her as she walked back into my house, past Billy whose eyes got wide when he saw her, up the stairs and into my bedroom, she sat in the rocking chair and stared out the window. So I thought to myself, Okay so she needs time. Chapter 9 Four days have passed, she still hasn’t spoken, her eyes haven’t changed, she hasn’t eaten or even moved from that seat. I looked out the window, the night sky was clear, the only sounds were those of creatures that played in the night. I looked back at Dana, she was staring at me. “Dana, please say something to me,” her smile and cold and predatory. “I’m not Dana,” the singsong voice spoke. “Who are you and why are you in her body?” I yelled. “I’m Adhira and I’m here because Dana refuses to come out and I grow tired of hearing your cries and pleas for her to speak.” “Where is she?” “Safe. Which is more than I can say about the environment you’ve made for her here.” “Her safety was never in question here!” she turned her head and looked at the door. “You’re waking your father. Come on, let’s go to Anala’s.” before I had a chance to ask who was Anala, she grabbed my hand and somehow we ended up sitting in Emily’s living room. “How did you do that?” I stood and backed slowly away from her, she smiled that cold
smile again. “Badal, I’m not going to hurt you. I don’t think Dana or Anil would approve.” “Anil is going to kick your ass you hurt him,” Emily came walking into the room, her eyes glowing red, she looked at me and frowned. “Not that you don’t deserve it.” “Who are you? And where is Sam?” “I’m Anala and he’s waking up,” she sat on the couch next to Adhira. “Where’s Emily?” “With Dana,” Leah said as she came in with glowing green eyes. “What’s going on here?” Sam said as his living room became filled with five chatting women. “Why are their eyes glowing?” he asked me. “It would appear these are not our women but their spirit selves,” he just nodded as if he understood. “And where is my wife?” he asked the women. “She’s with our husbands and your wives. They’re trying to convince her to come home,” Kim said, well Avishi said. “They are failing miserably.” Adhira laughed. “I swear that girl is the most stubborn person I know,” they all laughed as Thomas, Jared and Paul walked through the door. “Rachel I do not appreciate waking up and finding you not in the bed with me.” “I am not Rachel, Basudha. I’m Ashima.” I watched his eyes grow big as he noticed her glowing yellow eyes. “Oh,” he took a step closer. “Is my wife safe?” “Yes, very.” “Will she return to me that way?” “Yes,” he shrugged his shoulders. “Okay then,” he looked at Sam. “What do you have to eat?” he walked over to the kitchen and I watched Ashima smile. “What will happen if they can’t convince Dana to come back?” I asked. “Her body will die and she will become spirit like us.” Adhira said in a nonchalant voice that rubbed me the wrong way.
“Take me to her,” I growled. “No.” “No?” “Yes. No. you’re the reason she’s there in the first place. I will not have you hurting her anymore.” “Take me to her,” I felt my canines elongating. “No.” she said again in that voice. “Now!” she smiled and was in my face the next second. “Very well,” she blew in my face. I felt a darkness invade my mind instantly, I tried to fight it but couldn’t. When I was finally able to open my eyes I saw a clear night sky, the stars were shining brightly. Where am I? I sat up and realized I was sitting on a beach. The sound of water crashing was the only sounds I heard until I heard a female laughter echo through the night. I turned and saw Emily, Leah, Kim, and Rachel sitting around. I started towards them. “This place is beautiful,” Kim said. “Its suppose to be, makes it more tempting to stay,” a male voice answered. I got closer and saw five men, all sitting staring out at the ocean but one thing had my insides turning. Dana. She was so beautiful, she was dressed in a white sheer gown with a plant made crown on her head but her head was in one of the men’s lap. I was going to kill him, tear him limb from limb staring with that hand that was caressing her hair in a soothing and intimate manner. They all turned and looked at me but his hand didn’t stop moving. “Jacob? What a surprise?” Rachel stood and walked over to me in a gown like Dana’s expect hers was yellow in color. Dana looked at me with that big brown eyes, those brown which I had missed terribly. “What are you doing here?” her voice was cold. “I’ve come to bring you home,” she laughed. “Home? I am home,” I couldn’t stop the growl as I started towards her. The man, who was touching her, stood in one easy movement, and securely placing her on her feet in the process. “Badal, you have no reason to feel threaten by me,” his voice was familiar. “It is me, Anil.”
“Anil?” “Aahira’s mate.” He said as he took another step towards me. “You are me reincarnated.” But I didn’t care about any of that right now, I was going to kill him for touching what was mine. “She asked me to rub her hair and I had no choice but to oblige her,” he looked back at Dana meaningful. “For she is my Adhira.” I watched her as she looked out at the ocean. “You must fix what you have broken before we all lose her forever,” I looked back at him and watched as he disappeared along with every other soul on the beach, leaving the two of us alone. “Dana, I am sorry,” she turned to me, her eyes blazing. “Sorry? You’re not sorry! Because you’d do it again! And let her do it again!” she yelled as the wind whipped around us hard. “Dana. You have to understand I am in love with you!” “Love?” she took a step back. “You don’t know the meaning! All you care about is yourself and not hurting your precious Bella.” “No!” “I was in a coma. A fucking coma! For three weeks! You couldn’t be by my side and wait for me? I woke up alone because of your selfishness!” “I’m sorry!” “Fuck you Jacob! I never want to see you again!” “Dana, no! you can’t do this to me!” “You did this to yourself!” I walked over to her and wrapped her into my arms. “Please, baby. Don’t die because of me,” she hit me in the chest and I felt tears hit my shirt and fall from my eyes. “I hate you! I’ll hate you forever for this!” her words tore into my soul as she vanished out of my arms. Chapter 10 Six Months Later Dana and i had been living like roommates, she didn’t speak directly to me, i knew she looked into buying a house for a few months but stopped. i never knew why, she had took up residence in Rachel's old room. i hated it, i hated everything and i had no one to blame but myself. On the upside though, there hasn’t been any trouble in La Push for the last six months, no troubles at all. Tonight was Edward's birthday and Bella and Alice was throwing him a party, she had sent invites out to everyone. I wasn’t going to go until Sam told me that Dana was attending, that all the women were. i came downstairs and saw Dana and my father talking in the living room, she was sitting
but it didn’t hide the small skirt she was wearing. Her hair was pinned up, she wore a shirt that went around her neck, it showed off my mark on her shoulder, that i felt pride in, at least she wasn’t hiding it. i knew she knew the moment i entered the room because the smile on her face left and her entire body went tense. she stood and kissed Billy on the cheek. "Goodnight, Billy," she didn’t even turn to me before she walked out the door. my father turned all his attention to me. "Dana's putting me up in a hotel suite for the next couple of days." "For what?" i felt excitement enter my gut. "Construction workers will be here to remodel," i vaguely heard him, all i heard was Dana and I would have the house to ourselves for the next couple of weeks. "Yes, she told me to tell you to find some place to stay," i smiled. "Where will she be staying?" "Here." "And that's exactly were I’ll be." "Good, because its time you've fixed what you've broken." "Its not like i haven’t tried, Dad. She wont listen to me, nothing i have to say." "There's a simple answer to that Jacob," i looked at him directly in her eyes. "You're stronger than her, its about time you show her why you're her mate." **** i walked into the Cullen's house, better known as the vampire fortress and was impressed. it was nothing like i was expecting, in fact it was a house, i would buy for myself, with windows for glass, i had to admit, i was impressed. at first i wasn’t going to come to this party but i had to come, i don’t know what kind of game, Bella was playing but i wouldn’t let her think she won. the place was packed with people. some dancing, some drinking, others were just watching, us. We were all there, except Jacob but i knew he wasn’t far behind. Power came off us in waves, and it seemed as if people parted ways so we could past. "Dana," i turned at the sound of my name being called, it was Kevin. i smiled. "Hey Kevin, what are you doing here?" i said breaking away from the pack. "Got an invite, i worked on Carlisle's car a while back," i watched him look me up and down. "Wow, Dana you look good." "Thanks." "I mean, don’t get me wrong you're always beautiful but there's something different about you. More sexy." "Thank you." "You want to dance?" "Sure," i looked over at Kim and sent her the silent command to watch out for Jacob, she nodded and walked to the door. **** when i walked up to the house, i saw Kim and Leah there waiting for me and frowned. "What is it?" "We're just here to remind you that there are humans present, that know nothing of our world, so keep your powers and temper in check." "Yeah, whatever," i started to walk past them. "We're serious Jacob," Kim said with her hand on my chest. "Fine," i exhaled and waited for them to walk back in the party, they both gave me hard looks and turned back to walk into the party and i followed. i started my search for Dana but that was stopped when Bella jumped into my arms and that all to familiar sweet stench hit my nose, i pulled Bella back and sure enough, there she stood in all her vampire glory. "Hi Jake!" "Bella, you're a vampire?" she smiled. "Yes!" she looked at me. "You're not mad, are you?" i searched inside of myself and i
couldn’t find it in me to be upset at her so i shook my head. "No, I’m not mad," she smiled and jumped into my arms again. "Come on, let me show you around the house," we started to move from room to room until we stopped at the room where most of the people were and i still hadn’t seen Dana, i saw everyone but her. Bella was talking a mile a minute. "How are you and Dana?" i looked down at her and shook my head. "I told her about the kiss, she hasn’t spoken to me since." "At my wedding?" i nodded. "That was over seven months ago!" "I know." "I'm sorry Jake." "Just do me a favor." "Anything." "Don’t ever kiss me again. Its honestly not worth the fight," she smiled. "I understand," she touched my arm. "I'll be right back." i watched the people dance, my mind going a hundred miles a minute but one thing was foremost. Where in the hell was my mate? I was about to use my power to find her when Bella touched my arm. "Are you willing to do anything to make things better?" "ANything," she nodded then grabbed my arm. i watched the group of people part and there she was, dancing with the man from the bar. i heard the growl and knew it came from me. I started for her but Bella gripped me tighter. "No, Jake. Just let her know you're here and watching her," i looked back her. "Trust me." Dana. she looked up and locked eyes with me. I’m going to kill him, rip him limb from limb. One of her perfectly arched eyebrows rose. How's Bella? it was the first time she spoke to me and i felt it go through me like lightening. She's saving him. Sure. i watched his hand roam over her shoulders and just as he was about to touch her mark, she turned. "What is that?" "Nothing. Just don’t touch it," he looked like he wanted to say more but she turned back around and started grinding her hips. Stop staring at me. No. i watched as Edward walked over to her. "Can i cut in?" he didn’t even look at her, but Kevin. "That's up to the lady," Kevin said, she looked Edward up and down. "No," i smiled as did Kevin. "Dana, we need to talk," Edward said and she exhaled. "This wont take long," he nodded and walked away, Edward took her into his arms. "So I heard that you haven’t spoken to Jacob in almost seven months." "Wonder where you heard that from," he held her closer. "Why are you jealous?" "Why aren’t you?" "Oh but i am," he twirled her. "Dangerously so." "You have a funny way of showing it. I told you people before, i don’t forgive kisses and for them to do it twice was a slap in my," Edward lips descended on her then and i felt everything in me still. Literally. "I figured things were about to get bad," Thomas said, i couldn’t stop looking at them, she didn’t kiss him back at first but then her hands were in his hair and she was giving as much as he was. i felt a dark fury go through me as nothing i had ever felt before, i felt my wolf beating on
my insides, screaming one word over and over again. Mine! i started for them but was stopped again by Bella. "Let. Me. Go." she smiled and released me, i turned back as she pushed him away. "What the hell was that Dana?!" i yelled down at her. "Do not yell at me Jacob!" "You kissed him," i knew my voice held accusation and hurt but i couldn’t help it. "He kissed me!" "You didn’t stop him." "Leave me alone, i don’t feel like talking to you right now," she tried to turn around but i grabbed her and took her to the beach at La Push. neither of us said anything, just started in one another eyes, I don’t know how long we were standing there but after a while, i couldn’t take it anymore, i took her into my arms and kissed me. i had to erase his touch, his kiss, his face from her. she was mine, she had to know it like i did. "I'm so sorry," i whispered, still kissing her. "i get it, I'm so sorry. God!" i fell to knees before her. "Don’t leave me, i love you and only you. Just don’t shut me out anymore. I’m lost without you," i looked at her, my vision clouded by tears. she dropped to her knees. "I love you and i miss you Jacob but you cant keep taking that for granted." "I'll take the next hundred years making it up to you," she smiled and kissed me softly. "Promise?" "Promise," i watched her take the hair pins out of her hair and throw them down into the sand. **** the sound of the ringing phone woke me out of my sleep, i looked over at Jacob and smiled, nothing could wake him from his sleep. i answered the phone because whoever it was, wasn’t hanging up. "This better be important." "Dana?" whoever it was, they were crying. "Who is this?" "Bella." "What's wrong Bella?" "I'm pregnant!" i sat up. "What's wrong with that?" still not getting my she was crying. "They want to," she cried louder. "They want to what Bella?" "Kill!" i was in her house the next minute. "Bella!" i yelled throughout the house. "Dana," their mother came to me, with a confused look on her face. "Where's Bella?" "In her room." "Bella!" she came down the stairs crying. "Dana, what are you doing here?" "I'm taking you away until the baby is born." "What?!" i hadn’t even notice the audience standing before us, not that i cared. "I'm taking her until the baby is born." "Do you know what her baby will be?" Rosalie said as she stepped forward. I pushed Bella behind me. "A blood thirsty demon, knowing nothing, feeling nothing but the need for blood," i smiled. "Aren’t you all like that?" "Dana," Bella called behind me. "What is they're correct?" "Then we'll deal with that when it is time but until then, you will be safe as well as that child."
"Bella," Edward stepped forward. "Did you agree to this?" i asked him. "There is no other way." "How do you know this?" "It is written-" "You never know what will happen, Edward." "Bella," his voice was broken. "Don’t go." "I cant lose our baby without trying," she whispered but would look at him. "If she comes out as you guys claim, i will do what needs to be done but i cant give her up without a fight." "Bella, if you're sure. Grab my hand but know that i will not allow them anywhere near the reservation except the doctor here and that’s only for your check ups," i waited for her but wouldn’t turn around, i didn’t trust them enough to turn my head. She gabbed my hand and we ended up in Billy's living room. As soon as we landed, she broke down and started crying. "Do not cry, Bella. You had to do what was important for you and your child. Lay down and rest, i have to go speak with my mate and pack," she nodded and laid out on the couch, i laid a blanket over her and ran up the stairs. Jacob was getting out of the shower, i looked at him and he looked at me. "Emily called and said you missed training. Where have you been?" We trained everyday, honing our power as well as our bodies, i hadn’t even realized i missed it. "We need to talk," he looked at me. "You know they say when a woman says those words, she's about to leave you." "I'm not leaving you but i do have some news, don’t know if they're good or bad." "What is it?" "Bella's downstairs and will be staying with us for the next nine months." "Why would she . . ." he looked up at me. "She’s pregnant?" i nodded. "Why'd you bring her here?" "They want to kill her baby, Jacob, she called me this morning crying." "What?!" his roar shook the walls and i knew Bella heard him. "We have to protect her." "I'll call the pack, let's go to the clearing," he grabbed me and kissed me. "You should have woke me up." "I couldn’t leave her there," i turned but he grabbed my arm. "You went in there alone? Into a house full of vampires?" his voice rose with every word. "Well when you say it like that, it sounds really bad," he pulled me to him. "Are you trying to start a war, Dana?" he held me closely. "Because if one hair was harmed on your head, i would have killed them all," his eyes glowed white. "Stop that, we have business to take care of and you're turning me on," he smiled, one of a predator. "No Jacob. Later." "Promise." "Yes, but we'll have to keep quiet. We have a house guest." "You're going to let her stay here?" "Why not?" he just shrugged his shoulders. "No reason." "So what was this big emergency?" Sam said when we arrived. "We have a situation," Jacob said, and they all turned to him but he said nothing, i rolled my eyes. "Bella's pregnant and she's staying at the house until the baby is born, which may turn out to be a blood thirsty demon but there's a chance it could be a child with something extra." "Why is she at your house?" Emily asked. "Her family wanted to kill the baby."
"Maybe we should just kill the baby as well." "We will, if it turns out to be a demon but we have to give her a chance to see, we cant just kill an innocent," they were all silent for long seconds. "She can stay, but if that baby is a demon. We will put it down without hesitation," i nodded. Leah walked up to me. "You going to be okay with her staying in the same house as Jacob?" that thought hadn’t even entered my mind but not that she said something it was all that i could think of, hours later. "Dana," Jacob called, i was sitting at the island in the kitchen, he wrapped me in his warmth and I allowed myself to relax. "I don’t have anything to worry about, do i?" "No, i made you a promise and i plan to keep it," he turned me to him. "Dana," we both turned at the sound of Bella's voice. "Dear God," she had a small lump, and i could have sworn her stomach was flatter than mine, early. "Did i miss something?" "I woke up with this," her rose her shirt and turn enough, she had a small baby bump. "I'll call Doc. Fang," Jacob got up
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