"Under the mask"
This is Leahs story when everything happened. When Sam became a werewolf. When sam imprinted on her cousin and best friend Emily. When her heart broke into a million pieces. When her dad died. When she bacame a werewolf and when her brother became a werewolf. This is Leahs story.
Behind the bitter mood, the short hair, the snobby attitude and the fur. there is a girl with a broken heart. Continually getting broken by boys and friends and death and her own genes that were passed down to her. Leah Clearwater is a broken girl. Will she ever find peace with her family, her heart, or herself??
"Sam stop it!" I laughed, "Put me down!" i struggled against his arms as they encircled me and lifted my body onto his shoulder.
"Not untill you say it Leah." he said determindly. I could hear the smile in his voice though i knew he was trying hard to conceal it.
He started walking almost jogging to the beach.
"You better not put me in that water Sam! Dont you dare!" i screached.
"You gotta say it Leah." he insisted. "You say it i'll let you down."
The roaring of the ocean was getting louder and louder with every step that he took. I knew i was going to have to either struggle free or risk eternal embarassment.
I tried moving my arms out of his tight grasp.They barely moved his arms.
"Your gonna have to try harder than that Lee-Lee if you dont want to be thrown into the ocean!" he snorted. "Or, you could just give up and admitt it!"
No!I wasnt going to say it! It would be humiliating. 'But so would being drown in cold water' the voice in the back of my head contradidcted. It would only be humiliating if he didnt feel it too'No! I continued to try and push and pull hands out of his stone hard grasp.
How did he get so strong? A week ago he was struggling to pick me up for ten seconds. Now hes carrying me around town.I looked down and saw his huge foot prints imprinted in the white sand.
"Cmon Leah! Im almost there! Just tell me already! If you dont tell me I'll just think its something worse than it really is!"
His threats were meaningless. I knew Sam. He wouldnt stop untill he knew what i wasnt telling him. What i was afraid to tell him.
I fealt the spray of the ocean sprinkling my barefeet. I came to my senses and decided that he wasnt going to stop asking. And one of these days i was going to stop refusing.
His hands were dangerously moving up to my hips. Threatening to pull me down into the icy coldness of the sea.
"Fine!" i screamed.
"You'll tell me?" He asked disbelievingly.
"Yes." i said defeatedly. "Just let me down, I want to tell you to your face not to your back."
He set me down. My feet settled into the white sand just as the ocean wiped onto the beach. I shivered. Partly because of the coldness of the water and partly because Sam's face was so close to mine that i could feel his warm breath brush across my face.
He looked down at me expectantly.
"Okay." My heart beat picked up as i asessed what i was about to say.
"Yes?" he whispered.
I looked up into his dark brown eyes. They gave my confidence to say the secret that he so desperately wanted to hear. And the words that i knew were truer than anything I ever spoke.
I breathed in. A deep calming breath. The last breath i took untill i truly ever breathed.
"I love you Sam. I was so scared to tell you. I was terrified that you wouldnt say anything or that you wouldnt feel the same. I've felt like this for a while now. I know it's true because every time i look at you I cant help but smile. I love you Sam. More than anything i have ever loved. And its scary. But i do. I love you."
The words spilled out of my mouth without interruption or breaths for that matter. They tumbled into eachother. The syllables mixing together so much that i was suprised he could understand anything at all.
Sam looked down at me but i could only feel his eyes on my cheek. I instead stared down at my feet. Studying the red nailpolish perfectly painted on each toe.
Strong steady fingers lifted my chin so i could look into his eyes. Sam stared at me. His expression full of nothing i could make out. And then all of the sudden his lips turned into a full on grin. His eyes even smiled.
"Leah." he laughed and moved both of his hands to hold my face."I love you too."
And with that he lowered his lips to mine and kissed me with the most passion i had ever experinced. I felt the kiss in my bones. In the deepest depth of my soul. God I loved him.
While still kissing me he picked me up and carried me into the sea. The water was up to my thigh but when he set me down but i didnt feel the icy coldness of the ocean.
Actually I felt the warmest i had ever felt.