Friendly Desires: A Different Imprint Story
A beautiful and rich girl moves to La Push, but what happens when Seth Clearwater imprints on her? Love right away? Or not?
A huge wolf stood in front of me, his fur was sandy colored. I felt a sudden pull towards it.
I wanted to reach out and touch it.
I went closer, close enough that we stood at normal human distance, adrenaline pulsed through me.
I moved my hand through the soft fur and stared into the light brown eyes, suddenly too intelligent for a beast.
I was lost, I felt elated.
Chapter 1: Talk time.
I sat staring out of the window from my room of our New York apartment, the view was simply beautiful, though it was busy and happening I found some peace looking down on the moving city. The apartment where I stayed was huge, dad was an advertising executive, he had his own company which took up products and advertise them in various ways. This was a rich business and dad of course made millions of money in this way, most of the time they hired actors to do a particular add, I had their autographs. It was a traveling job; dad had to travel all around the world, and it was kinda good for both of us. For him because it was his business and he loved doing it and for me because I got to meet actors and also travel around the world with him during vacation. Speaking of vacation, wonder where we will be going this time, my exams were almost over, I had one more left, tomorrow it will all be over and I will turn into a sophomore from a freshman. I sighed; we also had to stay in school after the exams, as my school was taking up an environment program so the principal wanted to enlighten us on saving our environment. I was very much enthusiastic about it; I badly wanted to save our environment. And later our group would be going to party, the same usual stuff. I sighed again.
“There’s lots of sighing going on huh?” I heard a voice, it was Antony of course.
Antony, well he is my care-taker, actually more than that and almost everything, he has been with me and dad since I was 5. We used to stay in Italy when he joined us. Dad had been to Italy to do a particular project, there he met mom, yeah my mom’s an Italian, and they immediately fell in love and got married. They decided to stay in Italy for a while, and then I was born. Everything had been going well till I was 3 or 4 and then the usual bickering turned into huge fights, they didn’t want me to be subjected to their fights so they hired a ‘nanny’ for me. Not just a usual nanny, dad wanted some one really capable who could take care of me in every way, so he contacted an American agency and they sent Antony to us. I m glad dad didn’t want a usual nannies, Antony is the best! Then things became worse and they, that is my mom and dad had to separate, it was harsh for me, I loved my mom and wanted her to be with me, but no she left us, she didn’t even care for my feelings. Since then Antony is with us. He is always with me; dad usually has to go away for business trips but Antony never. He is my best friend, cook, body guard, and my family. I love him.
“Yeah, it’s the last day of school.” I said looking at him.
“You didn’t study for the exam right?” he teased me.
“Antony, its Art tomorrow, and you know I m pro at that,” I laughed.
“Ah! Be modest!” he teased again.
“By the way, don’t you know you should knock before entering someone’s room?” I teased him back.
“I keep forgetting ma’am,” he said with a sarcastic smile.
“Manner’s are very important mister!” I pretended to scold him.
“Yeah sure, dinner’s ready come-on.” He laughed and went out.
“Okay,” I said and went over to my washroom and washed my face with cold water. I changed into sweatpants and a tank top and went over to the dining table.
I went over and sat on my chair, and Antony joined me.
“Where’s dad?” I asked while serving myself dinner.
“It seems he will be late tonight, Miss Wills left a message.” He replied.
“Oh, okay.” I said. Miss Wills was dad’s secretary. She had been with dad for ten years.
“Yummy noodles,” I commented.
“Thanks, I m good at everything you see.” He said.
“Now look who is not being modest!” I raised my eye brows.
“Okay, okay.” He said and then we continued to have dinner in silence.
After finishing the dinner, I put my plate in the sink.
“Good night Tony,” I said and yawned.
“Yeah night’,” he replied with a smile.
I went over to my room and cuddled up in my bed, I checked my cell. I hadn’t got any messages or calls so I set an alarm and closed my eyes thinking about next day. Soon, I fell asleep.
My shift had just ended.
‘Night guys,’ I thought and phased back to human form. I wore my clothes in swift moment and headed to my house, I was damn tired. Nothing was going on in La Push or the Cullens’ territory; it had been a year since the fight against the Volturi had taken place for Nessie. To keep the college charade the Cullens had left for New Hampshire after one month, and Jacob had left with them. Though he joined us in wolf form it was never the same, he had made Leah his beta. And now they were returning at last! Their college year had ended, to meet Charlie and us.
I entered my house, it was dark. Probably mom and Leah were already in bed. I grabbed my self a snack and headed to my room. I went and lay on my bed. I didn’t feel sleepy any more! Come-on, I should! I m damn tired, I need to sleep. I just kept tossing and turning, I got irritated and got of the bed, climbed through the window and sat on the roof staring at the moon. I felt very lonely, everyone had an imprint and they were damn happy, everyone but Leah and I. A year had passed and I had seen many new girls in school but I never imprinted on them, Leah had gotten past her self, being a beta and away from Sam and his mind had made her better. Better not back to her old self. I had started to question myself, were Leah and I genetic end? Was that the reason we hadn’t imprinted? Ugh! The guys had also asked me to start dating some one and there were many girls who wanted me, being a wolf had made me handsome and wanted. But I didn’t want anyone except ‘her’. Then I sat staring at the moon blankly, not wanting to allow negative thought rule over me. Minutes passed…
I yawned once and then twice and then thrice.
“Time to go to bed Seth,” I said to myself and headed back inside.
As soon my head hit the bed, my eyes closed and I was drawn into deep sleep. That night, I dreamed of ‘her’. I had never seen her before. She was more than beautiful, her eyes were dark brown, her brown hair was long and shiny and her lips were shaped into a smile. She came over to me and moved her hand across my face, my breathing increased. Her soft lips touched my cheek, I moved my hand to hold her, but suddenly I was all alone. She had vanished my sight, reach and touch. Everything went blank and the dream changed into nothingness.
Chapter 1: Talktime
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A/N: That’s right, it IS an update! Gosh! I cant believe that I’m finally posting the next chapter. I had been going through a massive writers-block and I didn’t know where to take the story. But I didn’t want to give up on this so I sat down; I forced my self to write this chapter.
I want to apologise to everyone who has been waiting, I’m really sorry guys but blocks can be real killers. So, after months I’m posting the next chapter. Hope I still have readers left. If not, I understand. But those of you who still are here…thank you.
Okay…I’ll stop now…you can read the much awaited chapter. And it isn’t just a filler. *hint at the chapter name*
Enjoy! *see you at the end*
Chapter 36: Felt like First Kiss
When I look at you, I want you to know.
When I hold you, I want you to feel.
When you don’t…it hurts.
I might be crazy. But I love you.
I stood waiting for Seth next to my brand new Porsche, Antony had asked me to come in as it was cold but I didn’t want to leave my baby alone. Oh gosh! I couldn’t believe it! This sweet thing was mine! It was just beautiful. I couldn’t wait to try it out. The exterior of the car was black with silver rimming giving it a classic look. It had personality! I could see myself in it…this was the best cheer up gift ever! I had completely forgotten about what had happened back in NYC.
Waiting for Seth was painful; there was this weird tugging in my heart. I so badly wanted to drive my car of course. If this was New York, I wouldn’t have been here still! I would have been with Heather and rest of my friends on a long drive. But unfortunately, the only proper friend I had here was Seth. Maybe I should have called Leah or Jasper or any of the Cullens. But I didn’t feel so close to them as I did with Seth.
I leaned against the hood of my car stroking it and humming to the music buzzing through the music system of my car.
A sleek silver Volvo pulled into my drive way, I raised my eye brows wondering who it was. Finally, Seth moved out of it. Did he get a new car too? Why didn’t he tell me? I stopped thinking, literally when I saw Seth’s face.
My heart began to beat faster due to excitement and an automatic smile spread on my face. With a huge grin on his face he walked toward me. I couldn’t help but notice that he looked extremely cute. A light blush crept up to my cheeks.
“Seth!” I screamed and jumped to hug him.
“Hey,” he said holding me. For the first time since leaving La Push and coming back…I felt…um…different? I couldn’t point out what it was but Seth felt good…he was a good hugger.
“I’m so happy!” I sang again and again. He started laughing at my enthusiasm.
“So…? What do you think of my car?!” I actually did scream at him. I was laughing the whole time.
Looking at it he let out a low whistle, “It’s sexy!” he grinned.
“I know right?” I giggled.
“Oh my god Seth! I can’t believe I got a car!” I exclaimed and hugged him again.
“Well well well…aren’t you happy!” Seth chuckled at my excitement.
“Yes! I’m so very happy! I feel like I can do anything!” I beamed at him. It was true anyway.
“Ha ha, calm down,” Seth smiled.
“You know what?!” I asked. “I wanna ride it…and you are going to be the second person to be honoured by such a privilege,” I joked.
“Second?” he raised his right eye brow playfully..
“Antony was first,” I rolled my eyes. “But still…second is an honour. And I order you to feel privileged.”
“Really?” Seth smiled crookedly playing alone.
“Really,” I nodded. “And I’m gonna treat you ice cream too…Antony didn’t get that offer.”
“I feel so very honoured,” he bowed.
“You should be.” I tried to sound all high and mighty.
He rolled his eyes but continued to watch me with the same huge smile and a twinkle in his eyes.
“Come-on then!” I pulled him by arm and pushed him into the car. He went in willingly.
I almost ran to my side and hurried with the basic formalities like seat belt. Seth just sat there looking comfortable without making any effort at safety.
“Wear your seat belt Seth,” I told him.
“I don’t need one.” He shrugged.
“Yes you do! What if I drive too fast and almost kill you?” I said sarcastically.
“You won’t,” he said confidently.
“Sure a lot aren’t we?” I continued with the sarcasm. Though I might like to drive fast I had been taught to follow few rules.
“Yeah,” he winked.
“Hey! If anything happens…I’m a fast healer,” he pointed to himself.
“Are you going to put your seat belt or not?” I asked running out of my patience.
“Nope.” He said, his lips popping at ‘p’.
Rolling my eyes again, I removed my seat belt and moved towards him and tried to tug at his belt so that I could pull it across his chest. “You’re so stubborn!” I groaned. Seth was really huge and it was hard to pull the seat belt across.
Just the car started moving backward. I froze; my knee had somehow pressed the handbrake down, “SETH!” I panicked.
“Relax!” he said calmly, and pulled me by my waist toward him freeing my leg and immediately pulled up the handbrake. I sat there heart thudding realising that I had almost made a dent in my new car. “Oh my god,” I whispered. The garage door looked just inches away from the back of my Porsche.
“I’m so sorry baby,” I patted its dashboard. “So very sorry…it won’t happen again. I promise! I won’t hurt you,” I mumbled to it.
Seth chuckled, his throaty laugh and rumbling of chest incredibly close to me. I realised our position, I was jammed against him sitting on his lap, my right leg stuck near the gear stick.
“Uh sorry,” I mumbled blushing deep red. The only other guy I had come this close to…in a physical way was Daniel. No! I wasn’t going to think about it now.
“Hey…it’s alright…your baby isn’t hurt!” he chuckled…this time he sounded nervous.
“Shut up,” I muttered unable to look at Seth. His face was very close to mine. “I’ll go…” I said and tried to go back carefully without making a fool of myself. Seth helped me of course, his hot arm on a small part of my back.
After I was decently in my sit I put my seat belt again and gave Seth a very red faced glare when I realised that my rendezvous to his seat hadn’t resulted as I wanted it to. Without arguing but dramatically sighing Seth put his seat belt.
“Ready?” I asked him starting up my baby.
“I’m scared.” Seth teased me. After another glare he amended and said, “Alright, let’s go.”
I drove mindlessly for few minutes enjoying the sleekness. And then after I got a little bored and sort of out of topics to blabber to Seth I went towards the ice cream parlour. Unlike New York, La Push had just a single ice cream parlour; it wasn’t that huge so it was fine I guess. I didn’t need any directions from Seth since I had already marked it in my GPS.
We walked in the parlour, it wasn’t that bad. The menu didn’t have as many choices as I would have liked but hey! It had my favourite ice cream.
“What do you want?” Seth asked.
“I would like a caramel fudge brownie.” I told the girl standing at the counter. She must have got busted by her boss because she had a killing glare on her face.
“Um…a caramel fudge brownie please?” I repeated my order.
She still seemed to glare at me and Seth and then at our hands. I realised that I had absent mindedly clasped Seth’s arm in mine. I looked up at Seth, he didn’t seem to mind, but he looked a little embarrassed. Uh oh…probably an ex-girlfriend; trying not to draw attention to our hands any more I freed my arm from Seth’s. At first he looked reluctant but let go.
“I would like hot chocolate fudge,” he simply said.
She nodded and then looked at me pointedly. “Caramel chocolate fudge brownie.” I repeated for the third time rolling my eyes.
She told us the amount, Seth very gentlemanly reached for his wallet.
“Hey! My treat remember,” I admonished.
“It’s alright,” he smiled sweetly.
“No…my treat.” I said stubbornly and handed the girl who looked like she hated my debit card. With pursed lips she took the card and handed it back with our bill.
Seth placed it on the counter where an older looking man took our bill. I noticed that the counter girl was still throwing daggers at us.
“We should sit outside,” I told Seth. I didn’t want to eat my ice cream living in the fear that I could be killed by her any moment.
“Good idea.” Seth agreed. And it was sunny anyway…we could enjoy the weather as well as our respective ice creams. I was dying to ask Seth about that girl but I didn’t know whether it was my place to ask or not. But I was curious…a lot.
When we were halfway through our wait for our ice creams, a guy with a familiar face walked from the door behind the counter. When he saw us, he smiled at us widely wiggling his eye brows.
“Seth…Nicole! A date?” he grinned wickedly. Blushing I looked up at Seth…he was blushing too.
“Shut up.” Seth grunted looking adorable.
“Embry!” I said finally remembering his name.
“Hello Nicole,” he grinned. “How you been?”
“Good, you?” I grinned back. Why was every one of Seth’s friends so happy all the time?
“I’m awesome,” Embry winked.
“Stop stalling and start working Call!” the man from behind cried.
“Cue for me to leave…hope your date treats you well,” he gave me a wickeder grin and Seth a wink and turned back.
“I swear…they can be such a pain!” Seth whispered in my ear.
“I heard you!” Embry shouted back. Seth groaned, and I started giggling.
Before I could enjoy more banter our ice creams were ready, “let’s get out of here,” Seth mumbled and led us out.
Outside it was unusually warm and eating ice creams just felt perfect.
“Um Seth…” I drawled.
“Hmm?” he looked at me with raised eye brows.
Should I asking him or not? Well, it was a personal thing so I probably shouldn’t. “Nothing,” I shrugged.
“Hey…I’m sorry!” he apologised.
“Sorry for?” I asked surprised.
“What Embry said,” he muttered darkly.
“Oh that! Chuck it, he was just joking anyway,” I told him chuckling.
“Uh yeah…” Seth still looked unsure.
“It’s alright Seth,” I rolled my eyes. Sometimes Seth just took things too seriously.
“So, what did you want to ask me?” he asked looking serious.
“Its nothing…don’t worry,” I lied.
“Come-on, you can ask me,” he smiled in an encouraging manner.
“Er…why was that girl glaring at us?” I asked quietly.
“Oh…” I knew it! It was a personal thing…obviously he wouldn’t want to share it with me!
“You don’t have to answer it…its okay,” I said with a small smile.
“No it’s not that,” he said quickly. “I just don’t know how to say it.”
“Oh.” I waited.
“I mean…I don’t even know why she reacted that like that. I’m sorry,” he smiled sweetly.
“It’s alright…sometimes ex-girlfriends can be a menace, Dan’s-” I stopped abruptly; talking about Daniel was a mood killer. I was still so angry at him!
Seth watched me with a weird expression and then said, “Actually, she isn’t my ex-girlfriend.” He smirked.
“Then? Girlfriend?” I joked.
“Nah…she wanted to get together, with me. And I said no,” he stated.
“Why not? She’s alright,” I encouraged.
“She’s not my type,” he shrugged.
“Maybe you can just give it a try you know…who knows, you might like her.” I said half-heartedly; to be honest, I didn’t like the girl but I wanted to be a good friend.
“No thanks,” he looked uncomfortable.
“Okay…sorry!” I gave him an apologetic smile. “So…tell me, what is your type?!”
“Uh…” he started to blush. Then it hit me, I had seen that expression on many a faces.
“Oh my god! You like someone!” I screamed. “Who is it?”
He just continued to look at me with a crooked smile. “You aren’t going to tell me?”
“It’s no one,” he mumbled.
“I have heard that before,” I rolled my eyes.
He just stared at me for a long while and I stared back waiting, “Okay…I do like someone, a lot.” He confessed.
“And?” I asked for more, smiling widely.
“She’s the most beautiful girl I have ever seen, every time I look at her I just can’t stop staring, and when she’s with me I feel so complete and I don’t want that feeling to ever end. I just want to shout it out to her that I love her, I want her to know…but I’m too scared that she wont accept me as who I really m.”
My jaw dropped open, I had never heard a guy talk like this about the girl he’s into that intensely, and most of all I didn’t expect Seth to be so serious about her. In fact I couldn’t imagine him with some girl. He was such a nice sweet guy and he deserved someone really perfect.
“What?” he asked consciously.
“Wow! That is just wow.” I looked at him amazed.
“Why don’t you tell her Seth?” I suggested sadly. If he loved her so much then he should let her know.
“Things are um…little complicated.”
“I’m sure she’ll understand…” I smiled.
“Yeah…I hope so too,” he smiled back.
“That was so intense, I didn’t know you liked someone so much,” I still had goose pimples on my arms.
He just shrugged but his eyes still had the intense look.
“So, what do you want to do now?” he asked changing the topic.
“Hmm…how about we drive by to the beach?” I asked. I wanted to smell the salty ocean air and feel he sand under my feet and just watch the waves…it was soothing.
“Alright, let’s go then.” Both of us had finished our ice creams got in my car and I drove to the beach as fast as possible. The roads in La Push were free and empty most of the time unlike New York, I could go on driving for hours and not get bored.
Seth and I walked down the beach holding our shoes in our hands to our favourite spot.
“I thought you weren’t going to be back until next week,” Seth said as we were comfortably seated by the rocks.
“Yeah even I thought so,” I said bitterly.
“What changed?” he asked.
“I got into a fight with Daniel…and I just didn’t want to stay there anymore.” I was beginning to get angry.
I took a deep breath and started telling Seth about everything. Of how I had been excited to meet him and then those us had a great day which was ruined because he took me to some dumb party of his where he was paying more attention to his college friend completely ignored me and to top it all off he got pissed because he (Seth) was my friend. Then I was just too angry to even look at him, so I just left. And I haven’t spoken to him neither has he called to talk nor I wasn’t going to be the one who was going to initiate anything.
“Phew!” I sighed. “That felt good.” I almost smiled.
“I’m glad,” Seth squeezed my hand.
“Thanks Seth…I’m sorry you had to bear my rant,” I tried to joke.
“That’s alright,” he winked.
I took a deep breath smiling sadly wondering for the first time if I did the right thing. It was stupid that I didn’t feel any regret, I should feel right? Or maybe I shouldn’t. Oh god! Things were so messed up right now. I didn’t even know what to do now…I wasn’t even sure whether Daniel and I were together, we did have a fight and haven’t spoken for so long…so does that mean we broke up? he obviously would have called me if he wanted things to be back to normal…but I didn’t call him either. Like I said…messed up.
Seth brought me back from my thoughts by making a joke at Daniel’s expense and I laughed, Seth was a good friend. Yeah, he was.
“Thanks Seth…really,” I told him again feeling genuinely grateful.
“I’m always here,” his voice was more than just a whisper. A little…passionate?
“Yeah,” I nodded not knowing what else to say. Just then I realised that Seth and I were sitting too close, we could pass out as a couple. I was about to move away a little creating a little distance when he tucked a lock of my hair behind my ear with that intense expression on his face, his fingers lingered a little longer than they should on my cheek.
I froze unable to read Seth’s actions, one moment were laughing together and next he was coming closer. I couldn’t look away either. I continued to stare in his familiar light brown eyes which reminded me of that mysterious wolf. He still stared at me intensely. I knew I couldn’t compare with that even if I wanted to. And to be pathetically honest…a part of me did want to.
The rational part of my mind screamed to me…what was he doing?! Why was he coming close?! Back of!
We were just inches apart, just the fact that he was merely close was making her heart beat wildly and a very prominent blush had crept up her cheeks. The way Seth was staring at me…like I was the most prized possession…as if he loved me thrilled me and creeped me out at the same time. But I couldn’t deny the fact that Seth was making me feel…something. Just the anticipation alone was driving me crazy, my mind was screaming to me still, telling me to move away but my body wasn’t responding.
Seth put his arm around my waist and I realised that my back was pressed up against the cold rocks and I was literally squashed between the rock and Seth. One was cold and the other one was hot. It felt like my heart was going to jump out of my chest. Seth was very close now…I could feel his warm breath on my face. Too close now…I couldn’t see his eyes anymore. Just his nose and lips. I was beginning to panic now. Something about his eyes had held me. But now that I couldn’t see them my mind was regaining control.
Before I could say or do anything his lips crushed mine. But I did register one this in the back of my mind…I had never been kissed this way before. And it felt perfect.
A/N: Phew! Finally…finally! Some action between them! *don’t kill me just yet* I started writing this chapter a few days ago but I did want Seth to make his stand. Well…what do you guys think about him kissing her?! And what IS Nicole’s reaction going to be? I have a little idea in my head…but I’m open to your suggestions.
Hope you enjoyed reading it.
Its been a really long time *I know that’s a huge understatement* since I wrote Seth and Nicole so I hope I didn’t overdo things or mess it up.
So, let me know your thoughts!
Perfect moment. (But I've been a Seth fan all along.)
Hopefully your writers block is gone, and the next chapter wont take months! MORE, NOW!!! PLEASE?!?!
I know right? :D
Yeah...I have an idea how to take this story...and I dont want to drag it either. So, I'm gonna try to finish it ASAP.
Probably next update...umm...in a week or two? I'm not sure.
Oh my.. Go Seth!!!
Great Chapter!! I can't wait for more!
Thank you. :)
FINALLY THEY KISS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Her reaction could go two ways.
1) She likes the kiss and she figures out that he does love her and he tells her the truth about himself, the Pack, and the Cullens..They become a couple!
2) She gets pissed off about the kiss and pushes him away. She leaves him heartbroken and confused.
Keep Me Posted!
Yeah...that kiss! :D
Hehehe...I'm so excited. :P
Hmm...yeah those are the two ways it could definitely go! ;)
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