chapter 1 (Gabby POV)
I sat in the backseat of the car with my window rolled down, letting the slight wind caress my cheeks. We're driving to Aunt Viv's beach house to visit for Spring Break and the traffic along the beach it currently bumper to bumper. I sighed and pulled my headphones on, turning the music up full blast. I watched as people run around the beach or simply sit there, I noticed a small dog being followed by a herd of small children. It seemed very proud of itself. The sun was beating down through the window so I shed my jacket and it felt wonderful. I looked like the adopted child here because the rest of my family was so pale, it was a bit eerie. My parents never went outside when it was sunny, and they always home home right after dinner.
I got bored after watching for a few minutes and pulled my notebook from my bag. I wrote poems or stories in here and I wanted to go over some things I've written. One story was about a girl who was kidnapped and found herself in a dark room. The people there brought more and more prisoners and they were all eventually killed, but not her. One day when they were beating her there was a loud crack and she screamed and writhed in agony. Apparently they broke one of her ribs. The man sent in his younger assistant to fix her bones before anything else could be hurt. The young man walked into the cell and instantly fell in love with the girl, he helped her to escape and they ran. They ran until they couldn't run anymore and were caught. The cruel people didn't kill them, right away. They tortured them endlessly.
"Gabby? Gabby!!"my mom yelled though it was muffled through my headphones.
"What?" I turned down my headphones.
"We're almost there maybe about another hour." she smiled.
"Yay." I said sarcastically and turned the music back up. I stared out the window for almost an eternity when I noticed a guy walking down the street. He was tall, dark hair, light eyes, very tan, no shirt, and 17 so about my age. He looked around at people and chuckled to himself at the traffic. He turned to me and stopped dead in his tracks. He stared at me like someone had just seen God, basically. I pulled out my mirror and checked for any flaws. There wasn't anything out of the ordinary and when I looked up he was sitting on a nearby bench. I was very curious as to what this guy wanted.
"Mom can I go hang at the beach?" I asked.
"Sure, you know where the house is right?" she replied.
"Yup." I got out of the car, grabbing my bag. I walked towards the guy who suddenly got up, smiling, and started walking.
"Hey." he said.
"Hi, um, why were you staring at me?" I asked.
"Does that mean anymore than you were staring back at me?" he grinned.
"So you were staring?" I demanded.
"Why?" I questioned.
"Am I not allowed to marvel at a pretty, no scratch that, beautiful girl?" he asked.
"No, I'm just wonderin- wait. You think I'm beautiful?" I felt the blood rush into my cheeks, no doubt they were a bright crimson.
"Yeah." he nodded.
"But you don't even know me." I protested.
"Then how about I get to know you? What's your name?" he sat on a log and patted the spot beside him.
"Gabby." I sat down.
"Gabby, I'm Seth." he stuck out a hand. "Now while I explain this to you keep in mind that none of this is normal at all." he started. "Now my family is part of the Quiluete tribe and we supposedly came from wolves. So now the gene can be passed through generations and now I have the gene. Do you think I'm crazy yet?" he paused for a response. I processed this information carefully. So this guy is part wolf?
"Wait so you're part wolf?" I repeated aloud.
"Well kinda. I can change into one, but not like during a full moon. I can sorta choose when." he explained.
"OK, go on." I nodded.
"And when a wolf meets his 'soul mate' he imprints on her. Imprinting is like when all your ties holding you to everything are suddenly cut and reattached to her. One way to describe it is a much more powerful love at first sight." he finished.
"So you're basically eternally in love with me?" I concluded.
"Yeah." He grinned.
"I don't know if I should be creeped out or flattered." I said.
"So do you wanna hang out tomorrow? Here?" he asked.
"Sure, I'm staying right.... there." I pointed at the house about a mile away. I shivered slightly as the ocean breeze blew over me and I realized I left my jacket in the car, Seth seemed to notice.
"Another wolf thing, we're our own sun." his smile widened as he slung his arm over me. I sat there awkwardly until a voice filled me with relief, but also annoyance.
"Gabby! Mom wants you!!" my older brother Austin called halfway from the house.
"I gotta go." I began walking towards Austin.
"Wait! What's your number?" he asked.
"I'll give it to you tomorrow. Just go to the house!" I ran off. I'm not sure what to make of this Seth guy yet. I kept thinking as I pushed open the door to greet my family.
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Wow I'm not sure what she must be thinking when Seth layed that on her so fast. I'd be surprised if she didn't think it might be best to run!
Looking forward to finding out.:-)
Wow that was fast! They should at least get to know each other before he told her about the imprinting and being a shapeshifter.
Yeah I love it
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chapter 2 (Gabby POV)
I walked through the door and saw Mom and Aunt Viv in the kitchen while Dad and uncle Joe watched football. Austin was sitting by a window, checking out girls no doubt.
"Gabby!" my cousin was the only one to notice me.
"Embry!" I exclaimed. He came and picked me up and swirled around. "Woah. What's with the guys here being buff and shirtless?" I joked though he reminded me so much of Seth. Except maybe six years older,but that was impossible because Embry was only two years older than me. Also I hadn't noticed until now but he and Seth had the same tattoos. I wonder if they're in some type of gang? Nah, Embry's mom would slaughter him if he even tried. Another theory popped into my head but I quickly dismissed it.
"Haha, nothing." he laughed awkwardly. Every now and then he would glance anxiously at Mom or Dad.
"Embry! Why don't you show Austin and Gabby where they'll stay. Hello sweetie." Aunt Viv kissed my forehead. Embry led us to his room and I decided to get some information on Seth.
"Hey Em? Do you know a guy named Seth? He has the same tattoo as you?" I asked.
"Yeah, why?" he answered laying out a sleeping bag for me. He and Austin would probably sleep in his bed.
"Um, well.. I met him at the beach and we're going to the beach tomorrow. He kept staring at me at first." I said. I saw Austin leave and Embry relaxed a little. As he plopped onto the bed I realized he grew much more than I had thought because he took up almost the whole bed.
"Oh. OK, yeah he's a nice guy." he nodded though I could tell he was hiding something. I shrugged it off, this vacation would be all fun.
"So what are we doing today?" I asked, excited. I've missed hanging with Embry. He and I would get into so much trouble, one of his friends would tag along too. I think his name was Jacob. "Em, what happened to your friend Jacob?"
"Well, he's way older now almost twenty but he looks about twenty-five at the least." He said. "You wanna visit him?"
"Sure." I nodded. I didn't wanna tell Embry back then but, I kinda maybe sorta used to have a crush on Jacob. I used to always bug Embry to hang out with them, and Jacob didn't really seem to mind. He kinda made it seem like he liked me too but I didn't dare say anything. Jake, Em, and I have so many good memories.
One time we were at the beach and I was about eleven, Jake and Em were already thirteen. We had been playing volleyball for a while and I wanted to swim. Jake and Embry, however, wanted to go cliff diving. I told them no and they called me chicken, it made me pissed off. So we went and and they told me to just first, I was a bit scared so Jake went first instead. I was peering over the edge of the rock we were standing on when Embry pushed me off! It was a short distance to the water and I nearly hit my head on a rock. I was fuming so I decided to get him back. I closed my eyes and pretended I had actually hit my head. Jacob immediately swam over and grabbed me while Em jumped in.
"Gabby! Gabby are you okay?!" I heard Jacob exclaim. He lay me on the sand and started yelling at Embry. "Dude! If she's dead it's all your fault! What do I do?!" his voice broke on the word dead.
"Umm do you know CPR?" Embry questioned. I remembered the stress in his voice.
"Yeah." Jake ran over to me and began doing compressions. It kinda hurt because he was pushing too hard, he stopped and called to Embry, "Dude it's not working."
"Do mouth to mouth!" He yelled. My heart began beating faster as I felt Jake's face get closer and closer. I decided it was to much and fluttered my eyes open before Jacob's lips had reached mine.
"Gabby!" they exclaimed as Jake pulled me in his arms. They both apologized over and over and plead for me not to rat on them. I laughed at the memory and returned to my conversation with Em.
"Are you ready to go?" he asked.
"Yup." I got off the floor and followed him out the door. His phone rang and he checked it, it was a text message. "Is everything okay?" I asked.
"Uhh, kinda. Seth wants to come hang with us. I told him we're going to Jake's and..." he trailed off.
"He's coming?" I whined.
"Sorry." he apologized. We drove to Seth's house and he smiled as he got in.
"Hey guys." he said. I mumbled a weak 'hi' and scooted over into the seat behind Embry. Em gave me a look in the mirror, I sighed and scooted back to the middle seat. "Hey Gabby." Seth grinned a smile that would have made my heart beat out of my chest had I not seen the smile I was looking at. We got out of the car and walk towards the small house. I looked down as I walked and tried to even out my heartbeat.
"Hey man." his husky voice said. I heard chuckles and what sounded like high-fives. "Gabby." he sighed and it was like I could hear the smile in his voice. I looked up to reply and was lost in his brown eyes.
"Jake." I replied although it was almost a whisper. He pulled me into a tight embrace and I wrapped my arms around his waist. I couldn't even make my hands reach all the way around. I wanted to pause life right now, keep this moment forever. I remembered everything, the sounds, the sights- well what I could see with my face smushed against his bare chest-, all of my surroundings were recorded in my memories.
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chapter 3 (Gabby POV)
We stayed like that for a while, I was perfectly content with my current standings. If Seth hadn't interupted I would have stayed like that forever.
"Ahem." Seth cleared his throat. I quickly pulled my arms from around Jake and awkwardly stepped aside, probably blushing.
"So, you guys wanna come in?" Jake asked.
"Sure." Em followed behind Jake. I walked slowly, looking around. Jacob still lived in the small house with a little garge beside it. As I walked inside I half-expected to see Billy's smilng creased face to smile up at me.
"Where's Billy?" I questioned.
"Um, well he's gone." Jacob replied awkwardly. I opened my mouth to ask where but quickly shut it as I comprehended the meaning of Jake's words. Billy had died? I took this is for a second then shook my head trying to clear the thought.
"Oh, I'm sorry Jake." I said sadly.
"S'okay." he looked sad for a second but his face quickly lit up again. I swear Jacob reminded me of a little kid, he was never sad. "I'd offer to take you guys to the beach but I'm scared Gabby might die again." his laughter filled the small living room, Em and I joined in laughing at the memory I'd visited earlier today. Seth had just stared at us like we were mental, which only added to our laughter.
"No but seriously," I wiped the tears from my eyes, "we should go."
"OK. You just gotta get ready." Jake said. We all piled back into the car, this time Seth had gotten into the front seat, and drove back to Embry's house. I ran upstairs to get ready and as I came down two mouths popped open. ( http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=40868309 ) I giggled slightly but then realized it was just me and the three guys.
"Where's everyone else?" I asked.
"Umm, they went shopping. And your brother just walked out the door." Embry informed me.
"Oh,well let's go." I shrugged. We walked out the front door and onto the beach, I noticed that most of the spring breakers had left. Once we had decided that we were going swimming and I had stripped down to my bathing suit, Jacob and Embry winked at each other. I wondered what they were thinking about, but before I could finish my thought they picked me up and ran towards the water. "Jacob Black! I swear if you drop me I am going to kill you! You too Embry!" I exclaimed. They literally tossed me back and forth! Jake had a hold of me and he had the biggest smile on his face. "Can I hear the punch line?" I grinned back.
"Oh, nothing." he shrugged under me.
"Jake! Come here real quick!" Seth called from the sand. Jake set me down and I walked up to Embry.
"Embry, what's wrong with Seth?" I questioned.
"Jacob is kinda flirting with his imprint." he replied.
"I know but why is he making such a big deal?" I was confused, Embry rolled his eyes.
"It's not some crush Gabby, he's in love with you. In love. He couldn't choose, it's not his fault." Embry explained this like he was telling the obvious to a small child. I didn't think it was that big until now, I just had thought that it was a crush.
"I guess I owe Seth an apology." I looked down, my face filled with shame.
"Or a date." Em suggested. I thought it over and decided that one date wouldn't kill me.
"OK." I nodded. Just as I did Jacob and Seth motioned for us to come over, I pushed Embry down into the water and skipped over to them. "Yeah?"
"Well, Seth suggested that we go cliff diving. We called you guys so we could head over now." Jacob said. Oh dear lord, help me. I thought to myself as we drove to the cliff. I slowly got out and walked to the edge of the cliff. I watched Seth jump, then Jake, now it's my turn. I said my prayers, closed my eyes and jumped. I felt the air rush past me as I fell, I was too scared to open my eyes. I hit the water and it felt different from last time, safer almost. I swam upward and resurfaced, gasping. I saw Seth and Jacob's eyes relax a little and Embry jumped in too.
"I'm not dead this time!" I joked as they chuckled at me.
"Good, because tomorrow is going to be even busier than today. We'll probably go hang in Port Angeles or something." Embry said.
"Cool." I nodded. It was getting late -and cold- so I left and started walking back home, as I left I heard whispering and pushing then footsteps behind me. I turned around and bumped into Seth's chest and nearly fell over backwards. I probably would have if Seth had not caught me.
"Careful, are you okay?" he asked, pulling me back into a standing position.
"Yeah, thanks." I began walking again at a slower pace.
"So, um, well I was think maybe,you know, tomorrow night, we could, uh," he stuttered half way through his sentence but I put one finger over his mouth stopping him.
"Maybe -wait yes?" he repeated.
"Yes." I grinned.
"Great, I'll pick you up seven?" he smiled back.
"Sure." I gave him a quick hug and walked back to the house. As soon as I was inside I slumped against the wall and sighed. Seth and I are just friends, I mean I like Jake. Right?
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