Hey guys so this is the Paul/Bella story. Hope you like it. Not sure how well it's gonna turn out. I guess we'll all see together. It starts when Jake's first taking Bella to the pack, but it's definitely not gonna go the same way :) Ooh, I don't own Twilight, which is kind of obvious. If I did I'd probably be off lounging on the beach somewhere being all rich and such. I know I said I wasn't gonna start this until I finished my other story: When the World Catches Fire but I decided to just go ahead and start cause I couldn't wait.
I bounced in my seat as Jake drove my truck. We were off road and I was sure quite how much my truck was ready to take. We pulled to a standstill, having reached our destination. I knew where we were, it was our place. The place Jacob had taken me when we decided to be reckless. I could all but hear the purr of our absent motorcycles.
Jake turned to me, his gaze uncertain. "You ready?"
I let out a sigh. "I don't think I could ever be ready for this. But, yeah, we can go."
I was offered a reassuring smile, and Jake squeezed my hand quickly before departing through his door. I followed his actions, only to fall when reaching the ground. Pulling myself up from the ground, I dusted off my hands and knees. I suppose I wasn't as prepared as I thought. How was I to face a pack of half naked wolf men when I could barely walk on my own two feet.
"Would you like me to carry you?" Jake laughed, taking in my perplexed manner.
Mustering up about as much dignity as I could find possible, I strutted away down the dirt road. "No, I'm pretty sure I can make it."
"You're going the wrong way." My face blazed red "It's this way."
I turned sheepishly, now walking the way he was pointing. "I knew that."
"You did, did you?"
Suddenly three half naked Quileute boys lumbered out from the safety of the trees.
The leader-Sam eyed us disapprovingly, a steely glint in his eye. I felt vulnerable beneath his gaze. "She knows?"
Jake nodded from beside me. "She found out this morning."
Though surrounded by four very hot-very large wolf men I shivered. The other two, Jared and Embry turned to face me, confusion and wonder both evident on their faces.
"So you figured it out Bella?" Embry was grinning at me, his face alight.
I shrugged as though it were no big deal. "It was pretty much all right in front of me once I actually though about it."
"You didn't think about me until this morning, I'm hurt Bella." Embry clutched his heart dramatically, pretending to fall back in sorrow. He jostled Sam on his way down, receiving looks of agitation.
"Cut it out Embry."
"Yeah Embry," Jared joked "Quite playing dead."
Embry jumped to his feet, tackling Jared playfully, leaving them both sprawled on the ground. I couldn't help but giggle. His family never would have done anything so...immature. I decided the wolf thing wasn't so bad. The pack was actually pretty nice.
"Wait," I spoke hesitantly, unsure of my words. "Isn't there someone else? Another member of the pack."
Sam nodded solemnly, his expressions showing something I couldn't read. "Yeah, Paul Lahote. He's running patrol right now."
"Patrol? Patrol for what?" I was confused.
"Bloodsuckers, Bella." I was shocked by Jake's harsh term for vampires. Even though they'd left me I still felt as though I needed to protect them. I didn't know why.
It was then that another boy strutted from the forest, his skin and build proving him as a werewolf. Werewolf, the word tingled in my mind. I assumed it was Paul. He approached Sam, fury evident on his face.
"I caught the leech's sent, but she took off. I lost her."
Embry and Jared took off towards the woods, practically skipping, yelling out things such as "That parasite's ass is ours!" Parasite, bloodsucker, leech-they had so many nicknames for vampires. I imagined their face if they were ever to hear them.
"Jacob, go with them. I'll take Bella to see Emily."
Jake was hesitant to willingly follow Sam's orders, though eventually gave in. He bolted to the woods just as his pack mates had done. I turned to Sam, eying him warily. Though he'd been the one to rescue me from the woods that cold night when he left, it felt strange to be left alone with him.
He turned to me, offering a smile. It seemed weird on his face somehow. "Come on Bella, I won't bite. Promise." He walked me back to my truck before starting the engine. We drove off, my heart beating as I had no idea what I was being driven off to.