Author: TwiHard24 PM
She's quiet. She's obedient. She's tough. She's also a motocross racer who happens to be in love with a certain werewolf. Andrea is in for a big surprise that will change her entire life. She'll either except the challenge or be left behind in the dust.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Brady - Chapters: 19 - Words: 45,669 - Reviews: 499 - Favs: 233 - Follows: 240 - Updated: 07-04-10 - Published: 04-05-09 - id: 4972834
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Hey, I know I haven't updated in a million years but I am going to try to finish my stories and I hope you all will stick with me! I'll have an explanation for the huge gap between updates at the bottom. Happy reading!
Playlist For Chapter:
Wouldn't It Be Nice-The Beach Boys
Dream A Little Dream-Mama Cass (But I like the Glee version too!)
Chapter 18-Just Sleep
"You know, my Mom heard all of that," Brady said as I traced the lines on his palm with my index finger as I leaned against his chest. We haven't moved from our spot on the porch since we got here.
I looked up at him with wide eyes. "You're kidding," I said, heat flooding to my cheeks.
"Nope. She was listening at the kitchen window," he told me as I buried my face in his shoulder.
"Was she okay, you know, when I showed up the other night?" I asked nervously. I might not have really been paying attention the second time she opened that door for me but now that I think about it she was shaking like a leaf when she looked at me.
"She was pretty freaked out. I mean, when she screamed…," he trailed off, clearing his throat. "I ran out of my room and you were just…laying there. I picked you up and ran out of the door without a word really," he told me quietly. "Sam came over to tell her what was going on."
"Wow. I feel like such a jerk for coming here," I said, closing my eyes and wishing I just could've stayed in that stupid car with Dad and my Uncles.
"No," Brady said quickly, his hand closing around mine. "I'm glad you came here. I'd rather be the one to protect you," he told me, pulling me closer to him as I grinned to myself.
"Brady," a voice said as the door opened. I looked up to find Brady's Mom standing in the open door, looking down at us. "Don't you think Andrea would be more comfortable inside? It's awfully cold out here," she said, her eyes careful not to look at me too long.
"Are you cold?" Brady asked my instantly, turning my chin so he could look at me. "Or hungry? Or…Are you hurting at all?" he asked frantically.
"Brady, I'm fine," I said with a soft laugh.
"Here, I'll carry you inside and then I'll make you something to eat," he said, carefully adjusting me in his arms before he stood up. "Mom, can you grab her crutches?" Brady asked as he walked inside the house.
"Of course honey," Mrs. Carson said as Brady carried me inside, and gently set me down on their massive couch.
He disappeared and was back in a second with a huge blanket in his arms, carefully draping it over me before he disappeared again. "You sure have that boy on a tight leash," Mrs. Carson said as she walked in the living room with my crutches in her hand.
My eyes widened. "Oh, uh, no I just…"
She laughed. "I didn't mean it in a bad way," she said lightly as she carefully sat down by my feet. She looked at me carefully. "What happened to you?" she asked curiously.
"Um…Motocross accident," I admitted. "I was, stupidly, trying to do a really dangerous stunt with a clouded head," I told her.
"Well I'm glad you're alright but the next time you have my son in such a flurry you'll have to answer to me," she said with a good natured smile and a wink as she stood up and I stared at her incredulously. "You can stay here as long as you want-Brady told me all about the situation with your parents," she added with a slight frown. "I should probably go give Brady a hand in the kitchen-we don't want to add food poisoning to your list of ailments," she said with a laugh before disappearing.
"I can handle it Ma," Brady called loudly as I grinned to myself. Sounds like they've had this conversation before.
"Don't be stupid Brady. You can barely make water boil," she said as my smile widened.
"Fine!" Brady said with a mock huff. He walked in the room and plopped down on the floor in front of the couch, laying on the carpet and looking up at me.
"Brady, why are you on the floor?" I asked, in a slightly exasperated tone as I rolled my eyes.
"There's no room on the couch," he said as he reached up to hold my hand.
"There's plenty of room on the couch," I corrected. Are you kidding me?
"I don't want to jostle you," he said, shaking his head.
I rolled my eyes. "You're not going to jostle me," I said, reaching down to run a hand through his hair.
"Yeah I will; you just won't tell me if I do," he told me with a grin as I pursed my lips and rolled my eyes.
"How come you waited so long to tell me?" I asked Brady quietly.
He shrugged, looking up at me. "I don't know. I thought about telling you at the same time Collin told Vi but…it was too soon I think. And I didn't want to add all of this in with the mess with your Dad-you know, the whole soul mate thing. I didn't want to scare you," he told me, rubbing his thumb over the back of my hand.
I leaned my head down, kissing his chin. "This has been a real mess, hasn't it?" I said, frowning to myself.
"Well, I didn't expect it to be easy," Brady admitted. "I hoped, but…no one in the pack has really had it simple," he told me.
"What do you mean?" I asked curiously. Everyone seemed like their relationships were perfect and, well, they kind of were.
"Well…Sam and Emily for instance," he began. "Sam was actually dating Leah when he first changed."
My jaw dropped. "You're kidding me," I said. No way is that possible. Leah and Sam? That's just not…right.
"Yeah, I know," he said with a snort. "Well, he saw Emily-Leah's second cousin-and it all just clicked for him. But he got angry that one day and he phased too close to her-that's how she got her scars you know," Brady told me as my eyebrows steadily rose to my hairline.
"What about Kim and Jared?" I asked curiously.
Brady snorted. "Kim had a crush on Jared since she was a kid. She sat next to him in history for three years and Jared never even noticed her until after he phased."
My jaw dropped. "He never even spoke to her?" I asked incredulously.
"I know, right? Trust me, he had to beg and grovel to get her back after telling her he was a wolf. She thought he was forced to love her," Brady told me.
"But that's not true right? You're not forced to love me?" I asked, looking up at Brady's face.
He shook his a head, a smile coming to his face. "Not at all," he said, kissing my hand.
"Alright then," I said. "Who imprinted next? Assuming you're going in order of imprint," I added, rolling my eyes.
Brady chuckled. "Paul and Alex. They met at a grocery store. Paul was taking a bit too long staring at the milk and Alex was getting a bit impatient," he said as I laughed quietly. "They did really well for a while; until Alex ran into her asshole dad and ran back to Alaska," Brady told me.
"Alaska?" I asked incredulously, putting it together that she must have lived there previously. "Was Paul okay?" I asked.
"Not even close. He got hurt saving Quil's ass when we were attacking some…talented vampires," Brady told me as I frowned to myself. "Needless to say, Alex came back the next day to be with Paul. She took the wolf thing really well. But then the bloodsuckers came back-one of them used to live here and had a crush on Paul. She took her anger out on Alex," he said, his voice tight as my eyes widened. "She was okay though, Paul got there in time. After that it's been pretty much smooth sailing for them," he told me, his tone much more at ease.
"Then Leah and Tony, right?" I asked, remembering Seth and Vi talking about they were practically family already.
"Yep. Tony was in denial for a while," Brady said as he rolled his eyes. "They're pretty good now-we're all just waiting for the wedding bells to start ringing," he told me.
"Who next?" I asked curiously.
"That would be Collin and Vi. I don't know if you heard the story but Collin knocked her out with a door her first day," Brady said with a laugh as I giggled. "They've had it pretty well."
"Then me and you, right?" I asked with a grin.
"Yep," he said, his smile widening. "Then I saw you on that escalator and everything changed," he said happily.
"So Embry was the last one?" I checked.
"Yeah; I know you've heard that story," Brady said, probably thinking back to Seth informing everyone about his first time meeting Kendra. "They are definitely the most seamless couple so far. Embry's only problem is his Mom walking in on them when they're making out," he said with a bark of laughter.
"What about Seth?" I asked, my eyebrows furrowing.
"He's the last one," Brady told me, his tone saddening. "He wants to imprint too-he's really looking forward to it. I'm sure it'll happen soon though. It has to," Brady said surely.
"I'm sure it will. Seth is a really good guy," I said, nodding my head. It was silent for a moment before I looked back down at Brady. "Lay on the couch with me," I demanded, pouting.
"No," he said, eyes widening as he scooted a bit away from me. "I could hurt you."
"You're not going to hurt me," I said, rolling my eyes and tugging on his hand. "Please Brady? Please? Please, please, please, please?" I begged, widening my eyes as his softened.
"You're killing me here Andrea," he told me as he stood up. I grinned triumphantly and sat up so he could sit down. "Happy?" he asked as I rested my head on his lap.
"Aren't you?" I asked, smiling up at him.
"You are cruel," he told me with a small smile, his fingers playing with my hair.
"Yeah, well, Derek is my brother," I told him with a smirk before I yawned.
"You should sleep," he told me seriously.
"But you'll get bored; and now you're trapped to the couch because I'm not moving," I told him, snuggling closer into his side.
"I won't get bored," he told me, as if I were being ridiculous. "Just sleep." And I did.
Short, I know. But I'm just trying to get everything caught up-next chapter will be Christmas! Woo!
Okay, the reason I haven't updated is because I've been having some problems with the family and I've been really busy with school and everything. I love writing these stories and I definitely want to finish them but I'm grew out of Twilight a long time ago. But don't worry, I'll keep updating whenever I can.
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