Broken Hopes: Sam meets his daughter.
“When you break a promise…even that trust is broken.”
Sam broke her heart, he dumped her for her cousin. Leah is completely broken…Sam leaves her in her most vulnerable state! She would have preferred death but something living inside her kept her alive.
It was raining down hard, defining the pain I had in my chest. I didn’t have anywhere to go. I hated him for doing this to my mother and me, his words had crushed me. I wish, I wish things were different. I sat down leaning against the rock and hugging my self. I realized I was shivering, but the cold rain and my drenched body wasn’t helping.
I started sobbing, wishing I had someone to love…someone to care for me.
“Mom, I want you…” I said through my sobs.
Note: All the known characters belong to Stephanie Meyer! And very few ones are mine.
Say no plagiarism. :)
Well we all know who she is. Not really. Leah Clearwater.
Imprinted can be a lame reason...at times. When you have to leave the person who gave you her whole life. Sam Uley.
You're present maybe different.
But the future is the reflection of past!~Adriana Uley.
I'm always here for you...I just want you to accept me. Yeah, that's all~Darren McKay
New reader here. And can I just say, wow!
Alex is a complete idiot and I want to slap him. Adrianna should kick him in the balls or get Darren to beat him up. If he does anything then he. Is. Dead. I'm ignoring the fact that he's ficitonal right now. Yeah, Alex sucks. So does the Ross guy from the start of the story. Is he gonna be back? Cause if he is then Darren needs to kill him.
So...awesome story. Are you updating the one about Seth soon?
P.S. I've been secretly reading Friendly Desires all along without you knowing.
I had never thought of involving Seth in this...but then I realised, he has to be there! Somehow!!!
Chapter 11: Change of existence
There are some who are isolated…lonely. And all they hope and wish is to be found and surrounded by the ones who love them. Accept them as they are.
They are your loved ones.
Your families. Your true love.
I was heading back from work, these holidays I had decided to do something worthwhile not just whiling away my time. I was interested in computers, and I worked at a small place in Olympia which dealt with them. I worked there 4 days a week.
Listening to the radio I drove through the high way, working at the computer place gave me enough money; I also had my own place even though I wasn’t old enough, Mom had protested a lot but Dad agreed. Anyways, it was in La Push, no big deal. The house belonged to Seth Clearwater; he had left La Push and lived there no more, but had been glad to rent it to me. He didn’t take any money though, just asked me to keep the house in shape.
‘Where are you? The party started long back!’ Derek texted me.
‘Will be there soon’ I replied and drove faster.
I reached there in 30 minutes, parking my car along the other vehicles I ran to where everyone was seated. I could smell food, and man I was hungry! And something else was pulling me to get there, something stronger.
“Hey everyone! Good you’re eating I m really hungry,” I declared and held out my hand for a burger. Rachel passed it, I smiled at her and went and sat by Mark.
“That’s Darren,” I heard Derek say.
Automatically I looked over where he was, next to him sat the most beautiful girl I had ever seen with long black hair tied in a messy plait over her shoulder and she was looking at me. Our eyes met, I felt everything that mattered change, and the strings that had kept me connected to the earth just got cut. She was holding me now, I was hers. I had just found my Imprint. And nothing mattered more than her.
Everyone was quite surprised at what had just happened. Darren had imprinted on my daughter…My Daughter! And I didn’t like it, I myself didn’t know her properly, and all of a sudden Darren had some claim on her. I looked at Jared, his son and my daughter.
He looked as surprised as me but he was also amused. I tried to see the rational part of it, I was a wolf and I too had imprinted and I should understand this but I just couldn’t! I felt very territorial when it came to my daughter. I hardly knew her…I felt Emily’s hand on mine, she smiled at me. Everyone knew what had happened here…except Adriana.
Everything seemed perfect! I didn’t want to look away but there was eerie silence, reluctantly I looked away.
“What? Why’s everyone silent?” I asked whispered to Derek. They were looking shocked and staring at Darren and me.
“No, nothing,” he muttered and as if one cue they returned to talking.
“That’s odd,” I muttered and looked at Darren again, he was still looking at me, I smiled a little and turned blushing.
“What just happened?” I whispered to Derek.
“I-I don’t know,” Derek replied and stuffed the rest of the hotdog in his mouth and reached for another one.
The guys went on eating and I just looked at them my eyes wide open, “You will get used to it honey,” Kim laughed.
“I m not sure,” I disagreed laughing.
After eating again the group began to disperse, I didn’t know what to do so I took off on a walk alone feeling conscious that Darren was by my side.
“Hey, I m Darren,” he said nervously.
“I know,” I smiled.
“But I don’t,” he mumbled.
“Huh?” I asked.
“I don’t know your name,” he sounded nervous….cute.
“Oh sorry, I m Adriana,” I said blushing at my stupidity.
“Nice meeting you,” he said shyly.
“Nice meeting you too,” I smiled.
“I haven’t seen you around here,” he shrugged. Okay, so I will have to explain it from starting, I sighed.
“Yeah, I came to meet Sam, my father,” I nodded.
“Oh…okay,” he looked so confused yet didn’t want to pry.
“I m Leah Clearwater’s daughter,” I stated before he could break his head over it.
“I m glad you came,” he smiled not caring about the story that was involved.
I just stared at him and smiled. I liked Darren at once; he was sweet, thoughtful and responsible. I hadn’t much given a thought to what kind of guy I liked but Darren seemed like the right one.
“I can’t believe your Alex’s best friend,” I teased him.
“Why?” he asked amused.
“He’s just been different toward me,” I didn’t elaborate.
“So that’s good or bad?” he asked concerned all of a sudden.
“Definitely good!” I grinned.
“Okay,” he put his hands in his pocket and looked ahead at the ocean.
“Adriana!” I turned to see Sam calling.
We walked up to him, “we’re leaving,” he sounded a bit stiff.
“Okay,” I turned to Darren to say bye, for some reason Sam was still standing here and I obviously didn’t want him to be.
“I can drop you back home,” he offered. Okay, that is kind of flattering…I hardly know him and he wants to ride me home.
“No, I will take her Darren, thank you,” Sam intervened.
“It will be crowded right? I mean you, Emily, Alex,” Darren sounded nervous. I pursed my lips to keep myself from smiling.
“That’s alright, Emily’s got her own car here and I have no idea where Alex is,” Sam pressed to his point.
“Okay, I will see you tomorrow,” Darren said defeated.
“Sure, good night,” I smiled and walked back to the truck with Sam. Everyone called out byes as we left, Kim came and hugged me and left. She reminded me of mom, and thinking of mom a sudden sadness crept over me.
As Sam drove it felt like would turn to ask something and at the last moment decide against it.
“So what do you think of Darren?” he asked finally.
I tried not to roll my eyes, “what about him?” I asked innocently.
“How is he?” he asked trying to be tactful.
“You should know that better right, I mean you have watched him grow all these years,” I still played innocent, I wasn’t sure if he was deceived by it.
“Do you like him?” he asked getting to the point.
“He seems to be a nice guy,” I didn’t elaborate.
“Oh…okay,” I turned my attention to the surroundings. It was dark and quiet; I could hear the hush of trees easily.
“It’s all so quiet,” I found myself whispering not to disturb the surroundings.
“It always is,” Sam smiled at me.
“I miss mom,” another involuntary statement which made me stiffen.
Sam didn’t say anything but he just squeezed my hand, I held back the tears, if only he knew! But he didn’t because I chose not to tell him, and I had to keep hiding my tears and when I felt that I couldn’t control it any more I would have to cry alone. Again, by my choice.
We reached home and I headed to the room, Emily was there but Alex hadn’t yet returned, I heard them speaking about him.
“Sam we need to talk to him,” Emily said sighing.
“Did you try calling him?” Sam asked.
“Yes, but he didn’t pick up,” she replied.
“He isn’t turning out into what I want him to,” Sam told her.
“I know, let’s just wait until he imprints, it will be fine,” Emily yawned. And then they both walked upstairs.
I changed into my nightclothes and sat on the bed hugging myself, I found myself thinking of Darren, and I wanted to see more of him. I think he liked me too…they way he looked at me was so obvious! But I didn’t want to be so confident, what if he didn’t like me at all?
The next morning was pretty cold; it made me miss the warmth of Phoenix. I didn’t feel like lying on the bed anymore so I just went to the bathroom and took a warm shower. Wrapped in a towel I dried my hair and moisturised my arms and legs. Then I picked up an outfit for the day, I decided to wear black skinny jeans. For the top I decided on a green tank top and a white off-shoulder large top. I put on ankle boots on it. La Push was colder than the winters I had experienced in Phoenix.
I combed my hair and kept it in loose side pony. Feeling hungry I went out, Emily was there frying something and Sam sat there reading the newspaper.
“Oh, you’re up,” he sounded surprised.
“Didn’t feel like sleeping in,” I smiled.
“Breakfast will be ready in few minutes,” Emily said from behind the counter.
“Er, thanks, but do you have any cereal?” I asked.
“Yeah, it’s in the cupboard over there,” she said pointed toward one.
“Okay,” I got up, poured some milk in a bowl and added the cereal. Taking it back to the table I started munching it.
“What’s your job?” I asked Sam, I hadn’t spoken much about work.
“I own a garage,” he said.
“Oh, nice,” I nodded.
“Adriana, I spoke to your grand-mom just few minutes before and she wants to meet you,” he stated.
“Okay,” I took in what he said.
“We’ll after breakfast?” he asked.
“Sure,” I was pretty surprised, all these relations had never existed but now they did.
Just then the door opened and Alex walked in, he looked dead…he actually looked like a drug addict.
“Good morning guys,” he walked over and got a glass of milk and sat on the chair, I couldn’t tell whether he was asleep or not. It looked like he was.
“Yeah its morning Alex, where were you last night?” Sam asked sternly.
“Dad! Give it a rest,” he groaned.
“Dear son, do you want to get grounded?” Emily asked him.
“I was with Tristy,” he groaned again.
“Er-it’s Terri right?” I put in…yeah it was definitely Terri.
“Yeah, whatever,” he scowled and gulped down the milk.
He was such a player! He probably no he did sleep with a girl last night and he didn’t even know her name?
“Go get some sleep now, I will talk to you later,” Sam was totally serious, for a moment I thought Alex wouldn’t agree but he went upstairs.
Sam sighed and looked at Emily; I was sure same thoughts were passing through their minds.
Emily got a plate of friend potatoes and something made of wheat and placed it on the table, Sam started eating it.
“Are you sure you want to visit Sue first?” Emily asked him sitting down.
“Yeah of course,” Sam replied.
“Take her in the evening, I mean after work,” she suggested.
“Em, it’s my garage, and anyway, Paul will be there,” Sam smiled at her.
“Okay,” she muttered.
I finished eating first; I went and sat in the living room watching TV. I wanted to call Carol but I couldn’t do it here…and Sam would think I will be calling Mom.
He joined me soon and then we set off to visit my grand-mother in his truck. Sam put on radio, I wasn’t really listening, and I knew Carol would be worried. To my joy the saw departmental store!
“Stop! Stop!” I exclaimed.
“What?” Sam said surprised.
“I need to call,” I mumbled.
“You can use my cell,” don’t know how he heard me.
“No,” I said stubbornly.
“Okay, go,” he parked the car along the road and I got out and ran to the telephone, I put a coin and dialled Carol’s number.
“Hey, it’s me,” I said.
“Hi honey, did you meet him?” she sounded anxious.
“Yeah, everything is fine,” I didn’t want to elaborate with Sam just there.
“Hmm, okay…what are you doing now?” she asked.
“I m going to meet my grand-mother,” I said.
“Oh, Sue?” she asked.
“Yeah…” I told her.
“Okay, have fun,” she wished.
“Er, I will call you later and tell you everything, okay?” I asked.
“Yeah sure, bye,” she seemed to understand.
“Bye, love you,” I said.
“Love you too,” and then I hung up.
I got a chocolate from the store and went back to the truck, Sam seemed confused…probably with my talk with ‘mom’.
“Here,” I broke down the chocolate and offered him.
“Thanks,” he smiled and took it.
We passed the La Push border and with in minutes Sam parked his truck in the driveway of a house.
We got down and walked towards the door, Sam knocked. A woman with black hair and also white in some regions opened the door. She was probably in her late fifties or early sixties.
She was surprised. “This is Leah’s daughter?” she asked Sam as if she couldn’t believe her eyes.
“Yeah, that’s her,” he said kindly.
She hugged me, I felt warmth, and strange though it felt I hugged her back.
“Come in honey,” she said holding my hand. I smiled and followed her in; we went and sat down in the living room.
“Do you need anything?” she asked us.
“No, thanks,” Sam and I said at the same moment.
“You know Sam, leave my grand daughter here, I will drop her in the evening, if it’s okay with you,” she looked at me in the last part.
“Sure,” I nodded.
“Okay, I will leave now then,” Sam got up.
“Bye Sam,” I said.
“Bye,” he nodded and headed out.
“I couldn’t believe it was you,” she said after Sam left.
“Why?” I asked smiling a bit.
“You look so much like Leah,” she placed her hand on my cheek.
“I have been told.” I smiled.
“Adriana, it’s such a pretty name,” she smiled.
“Thank you, it was mom’s choice of course,” I said.
“Hmm…” she seemed lost in a thought.
I found myself touching the chain I wore, the chain that belonged to mom. Gran was looking at it, “I gave it Leah when she turned 18,” she stated.
“I know…” I said. But mom never gave it to be officially, it just didn’t happen.
“When Leah left, we were devastated, I loved her more than she knew, I miss her even now, but I know she is happy wherever she is, rather I always hope that,” she told me, I froze, here I was sitting with mom’s mother and I couldn’t say her daughter was dead…I just couldn’t! But I should right?
“Adrianna is there something wrong?” she asked noticing the change.
I shook my head not ready to meet her eyes.
“Tell me whenever you’re ready honey, keeping secrets can be suffocating,” she said calmly.
I looked up with tears in my eyes; I couldn’t hide this from her.
“Promise me that this will just be between us, please,” I bit my lip from loosing control.
“I promise,” she whispered.
“Mom is dead,” I said it.
“What?” her eyes widened.
“She got hit by a car…I-I-” I started stammering. She came and sat beside me.
“Shush honey, shush,” she hugged me, and it felt like a huge load from my chest had been lifted up. I sobbed holder her.
After few minutes, I moved back, her cheeks glistened I knew she cried too.
“Why didn’t you tell Sam this?” she asked.
“Because I didn’t want him to accept me because I lost my mom, I didn’t want to force myself on him,” I told her.
“You’re really like Leah you know,” she told me with pride.
“I never would have come here, but I couldn’t stay in Phoenix anymore, and Mom loved La Push, I had to clear some things,” I explained.
“I understand, and I won’t tell this to anyone, not even Seth until you tell him, but I want you to know Adriana that I will always be there for you, you’re the only thing my daughter left,” she said in a determined voice.
“Thank you Gran, I will call you Gran okay?” I smiled in the end.
“Of course,” she smiled.
I spent the rest of the day with her, she told me things about Mom and I contributed some, and we had a few laughs and all the sad part was put behind us. I was having fun, Gran also taught me how to make mom’s favourite dish, and it was tasty of course. She also told me about Seth, my uncle; he would be happy to know me. It seems he was hurt the most when Leah left and still blamed Sam for that. And then she told me about mom and he used to fight always but loved each other dearly, he seemed like a very fun person and I wanted to meet him. She told me he was married and was going to have his first child in about a month.
“Oh my god! I m going to be an aunt!” I squealed. My own excitement surprised me. Gran laughed at my reaction.
“Do you want to speak to Seth?” she asked.
“Yeah..!” I beamed widely.
“Okay,” she picked up the phone and started dialling a number.
“Hello? Seth? How are you?”
“Good…I m fine too, how’s Hazel and the baby?” she asked.
“I m glad…you have to get her to La Push as soon as possible, I want to meet my second grandchild,” she told him.
What she told him must have shocked him because after few seconds she said, “Seth? Are you there?”
“Yeah…well, Leah didn’t leave us alone, she left when she was pregnant with Sam’s kid…calm down Seth!...I know you are upset…I know…don’t be angry at her…think about the circumstances…her daughter is with me…Adriana,” she smiled at me and the phone.
“Umm…hello?” I said feeling nervous.
“Hi, you’re my niece?” he asked.
“Yeah,” I smiled.
“Oh! I cannot believe Leah hid you from me! I m your uncle! She should have-” I started laughing, he sounded like a kid.
“That’s okay, we will make it up when we meet,” I told him.
“Yeah, we are going to show her, by the way, I don’t want you to attach any uncle tag, I m still young,” he joked.
“Sure, as you wish,” I smiled.
I felt bad deceiving him, already I loved my mum’s family and they deserved the truth. I couldn’t hide it…I knew Seth was having a baby and he was excited but he had to know about mom.
“Um…I need to tell you something hard,” I said softly, I looked at Gran for support. She nodded and squeezed my arm.
“What is it?” he asked all the joking vanishing. “You are Leah’s daughter right? You even sound like her? Is this some joke?” he asked worried.
“I m her daughter, I m here in La Push, but she isn’t,” I told him.
“Oh…its okay, we will drag her back here,” he said sounding relieved. Oh god! It was so hard to break something over the phone.
I didn’t say anything, I was crying again. “Adriana?” he called.
“Umm huh,” I choked.
“Umm…Mom isn’t alive, she died few weeks back,” I calmed myself down.
“What? Leah…she is dead? Our Leah?” he asked.
“Yes, no one knows it here, just me, Gran and you, don’t tell it to Sam or anyone here, please,” I requested.
“That’s why you came,” he sounded dazed.
“Yeah…” I nodded hiccupping.
“I wish I was there honey, I promise I will back as soon as possible,” he told me.
“Thanks Seth,” I felt great now.
“Your always welcome, um…I will talk to you later okay, bye, love you,” his voice changed toward the end…became emotional.
“Bye…love you too,” I whispered.
And then he hung up.
I never knew the boon of having a family, but here with Gran I knew what being with family felt like, and I just wished Mom was here too…that loss would always be a pain in my heart. Nothing would ever take that away…I would miss her forever.
It was evening very soon, Gran’s husband-Charlie Swan, came home, he was happy to see me, but he seemed like a reserved kind of person; later both Gran and Charlie dropped me at Sam’s place. They stayed there for a while, Sam and Charlie talked and Gran talked to Emily for a while and then came to my room where I showed her mom and my pictures.
Before leaving Gran hugged me tightly and told me to come and visit her often, I agreed and then they left. Sighing I went back to my room and sat on the bed going to through the pictures, I was looking at mom and me at Disney Land, she had taken me there on my 10th birthday, Sam entered. I closed the album involuntarily.
“Hey, how was your day?” he asked hesitantly.
“Yeah, it was pretty much fun,” I told him.
“Okay, what are these?” he asked sitting at the end of the bed.
“That’s our album, mom and mine,” I said nervously.
“May I see?” he asked.
“Sure,” I nodded feeling nervous still. He sat by me, and I opened the album again, the first picture was of me in the hospital wrapped in a clean white cloth, I was smiling. Sam stared at it for a while; there was some expression on his face which I couldn’t point out. And then next was mom holding me. The pictures were arranged as I grew up, me first crawling, walking, sketching, my first day at school, school trip, going out with mom and Carol, a few sleep-overs, and then my first high school dance, and the rest with my high school friends, and all my outings with mom. As he saw each picture, I pointed out the names and told him about my friends and that particular event.
I watched Sam as he went through these pictures, he looked overwhelmed, “these are beautiful,” he said putting down the album.
I just smiled. “I wish I was there with you,” he said with a sad smile.
This caught me off-guard; I stiffened due to surprise, “Yeah?” I found myself asking.
“Yes,” he confirmed.
“I always wished too,” I told him and look down, my eyes were glistening with tears.
“Well, I m here,” he gave me a one armed hug.
“Yeah, you’re here,” I agreed but I didn’t know how long that will last.
I don’t know but I m feeling quite nervous about this chapter, umm…I guess I m worried whether my writing has been fine or lacked or overdone in something.
Well, I hope you liked the chapter…leave me your feedback! J I always love to hear from you…!
Note: Oh my god! A thousand years is like my favorite song now! It just fits Edward and Bella…I have never felt so close and touched by any song as I feel each time after listening to it. And the video! I almost faint every time I look at it! Everything is so perfect! I can’t doubt Edward and Bella’s love for each other after this. They are made for each other and the lyrics of the songs just scream that! Ah! I m in love again! Sigh! Cant wait for Breaking Dawn…I m dying here!
Awesome chapter! Nothing to be nervous about, your writing is fantastic! Update soon, I love this story!
love it, love it love it, your writing is amazing there is nothing to worry about cant wait till you update.
PLEASE POST SOON!
I love this story! I cannot wait for more! :)
awesome chapter nik......u rock yaar!....u know, there were tears in my eyes while reading dis chp!
..............simply amazing!.....plz update soon!<3