|I Want To Burn You
Author: Moonlight Shadow Dancer PM
Renesme has left Jacob for Nahuel. Jacob's feeling empty and unwanted. But there's a new girl in town and she's got a fire in her that instantly leaves Jacob curious. Why are some of the Elders so dead set against her? And how come Seth, Leah and Alice are all clued up? A sequel to 'Behind My Facade' if you squint but you don't need to read it. T for language and a kissRated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Jacob - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,194 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 06-23-12 - Published: 06-07-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8192572
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A/N: Hello people of this not so green but fairly large world:D I do hope that all has been well in the outer world if not retreat into a different dimension and lose yourself in words. Which is precisely what I have done. I hope you guys enjoy this. This is for my Sunbeam because she doesn't do fantasy except when it's forced upon her by me. Thank you for being the listener.
Ok to set the scene for the story this takes place after Breaking Dawn. If you read carefully [not really] but you'll notice that Jacob doesn't go to school and I thought that was wrong that he didn't finish so I'm sending him back for a little while.
Disclaimer: Funny story, I don't own Twilight. That belongs to Stephanie Meyer.
Baby I'm out to burn you
"Hey Dad," Jacob said tiredly as he walked up the steps. He was tired after his second last day writing exams. He had missed school last year and some of the year before that and his dad hadn't been pleased. He wasn't too thrilled at being back at school but he'd been allowed to do catch up courses and was writing his exams early in attempt to get results back in time to apply for college.
"Renesme came round and left a letter for you." Billy said not looking up from his paper, "She said it was really important that you read it."
Jacob sighed and went through into the kitchen. There was envelope with Ness's perfectly flowing handwriting on it. He looked at it trying to figure out why he didn't feel the rush of happiness that was supposed to come from being acknowledged by his imprint. It hadn't taken long for the imprint to grow strained. Bella was constantly fussing over her and telling her to try spending more time away from Jacob so that she could 'have a chance at being normal'. Ness was the furthest thing from normal and the Cullen family had had multiple fall outs over the last few months about Bella's decisions and influence. Carlisle, Esme, Alice and Jasper were sympathetic with Jacob while Emmet and Rosalie steered clear of picking sides. Edward had instantly sided with his wife and their child. Jacob ran his hand through his hair frustrated. Why couldn't his imprint have been simple? Everything had to be complicated and piss at least one person off with whatever the wolves or vampires did. He sat down at the table and rubbed absently at his chest. It had been hurting all week but today had been particularly bad. He looked at the envelope once more and wished his imprint could have been human. It wasn't even the age gap that bugged him anymore. Renesme's accelerated growing had continued up until about a month ago and she was now aging at the rate of a human. She was currently seventeen with the brain of someone who had lived a couple of times already. He wished their imprint could be like the others. A steady love and care instead of this forced and disjointed coupling. Besides, Renesme wasn't exactly sticking to the imprint, he thought wryly. He opened the letter and began to read.
I'm sorry to do this to you. Well actually I'm not sorry. I may not be proud of what I've done but I wouldn't change it. I never asked to be your imprint and to be honest I don't want to be. I hate the way you follow me around like a lost dog looking for a home and I hate this imprint that you made. I'm going away with Nahuel. He's a darling and gets me a lot better than you ever did or will. He is intelligent and can keep up with me. Mom says I'm free to do what I want so I'm going to do just that. This is my life and I want to make the choices about who I am with. Also I don't feel comfortable being around someone who used to hang after my mom… yeah Dad told me about that. I think it's disgusting and gross that you are now hanging after your ex obsession's daughter. I really hope you get this before you try to come over. Nahuel and I looked into the myths and it turns out we can break the imprint if we sleep together. So any discomfort or pain would be that. Hope my parents don't have to break this to you.
Jacob stared at the letter. Ouch, he thought. It didn't bother him too much that Renesme had left him. He'd known about her Nahuel's secret rendezvousing for about a month now. He'd been suspicious when one week she had avoided him like the plague ad when she saw him she wouldn't let him touch her. It had hurt at the time but Embry and Leah had quickly helped him realise it was ok. He understood where she was coming from and that helped make it easier. But it stung to have her throw it in his face like it was his fault that the imprint had occurred in the first place. He grimaced at what Alice would have to say about this. The Pixie [as he liked to call her] had been furious when she'd found out about her niece and Nahuel's meetings. She'd freak when she heard what her niece had now done. It also pissed him off that after all he'd done for Bella; she was still willing to let her daughter run rampant and wreak havoc. He picked up the phone and called Embrys house. He eventually gave up and tried ringing the Clearwater's.
"Clearwater's, this is Embry."
"Hey Embry, it's Jake."
"So I got home today and there's this letter from Renesme, very important apparently. Want to hear what it said?" He asked.
"She finally came clean about seeing that other vamp?" Embry asked.
"Oh she did a little more than that," Jacob said dryly, "She left a letter to tell me she's gone off to the Amazon with him and about how much she hates me for the imprint. Oh and also how she's broken it by sleeping with her darling Nahuel."
Embry let out a string of curses,
"You don't sound too beat up about it." He said quietly.
Jacob sighed, "I already knew it was coming so it's not like I can say I'm surprised. I knew she was going to leave before it happened so now I'm more relieved than anything else."
"You sure?" Embry was concerned at the hollowness of his voice.
"Yeah, just tired I think. These exams have been killing me." Jacob lied. Truth was he didn't feel ok. He felt empty. Like something had been drained out of him. He figured it was probably just the remnants of the broken imprint. He rubbed his eyes and pulled ouyt his books. He really regretted missing out the last year of school but he wasn't going to li- catch up was a bitch. He really wanted to study mechanical engineering though, so he had to stay on top of her work and study hard. He only had two left and he was determined that they would go well even if they were the last ones. His dad eventually forced him to go to bed. He yawned and set his alarm. That night the dreams that had been gone for so long came back.
"You look like hell." Seth said bluntly.
Jacob grunted at him, "Feel like it to." He still had the empty feeling. But it was different to yesterday. This empty was familiar to him in ways he didn't want the pack to know so he was glad it was just Seth. He'd grown up to be a solid kid.
"You spend all night studying again?" Seth asked.
Jake nodded and stripped down and phased as they began patrol.
"I heard about Renesme, I'm really sorry about what happened." Seth said quietly over the mind link.
"I was expecting it so it didn't hurt as much as I thought it would."
"Why are you feeling so out of it then?"
"Crazy dreams." Jacob said shortly, but he couldn't keep the images from flashing across his mind. Seth watched them as they danced around Jacobs head. Thick black smoke curling up from the ground like vines with orbs of fire at the tips and thin flames entwined around the vine looking smoke.
"Dude that is so messed up. What brought them on?"
"Don't know. I used to get them a while ago and there's always this smell that comes with it. It used to be really faint but last night it was like my wolf senses carried over . It smells like cherry wood burning; sweet and smoky it's nice."
Seth was quiet and Jacob could hear his concern and then a flash of someone with blonde hair.
"Seth I'm fine really. It was just a dream."
"Yeah, and wolves are just legends and vampires are myths." Seth said darkly. Jacob kept quiet at that.
"I've heard that reference before." Seth said slowly, "I've heard about fire vines before. Leah loves the story. I can't remember how it goes but you should ask her about it."
"I'll give her a call later." Jacob said.
When Jacob got home Embry was waiting for him.
"How'd it go?" He asked Jacob.
"Better than I thought it would but I'll have to wait and see."
"I wouldn't stress, you've been working hard you'll get the marks don't worry." Embry said smiling widely.
"What happened?" Jacob asked suspiciously.
Embry let out a chuckle, "Emily came round today. She doesn't seem to realise that Leah isn't willing to make her the maid of honour and it's making her difficult."
"So why the big grin?" Jacob asked. Emily could be really difficult when she wanted to.
"There's this chick that Leah's been pen-pals with for ages that she's made the maid of honour. She knows we're not normal but she doesn't know we're werewolves... well at least Leah hasn't told her that we are. She got here a couple of days ago so Emily decided to come round and make a social call to tell her what a wedding stealing bitch she was. So - Kayla I think- just cool as ice puts the invitations to one side, looks at Emily and says, 'I'm not a bitch. I'm the bitch but to you I'm her Royal Bitchiness, now please go and menstruate in shark infested waters.'" Embry broke off laughing and Jacob joined him.
"I wish I could have seen Emilys face." Jacob said, "Oh man, I'd pay money to see that."
"She looked like a goldfish." Embry said grinning.
"I can't wait to meet that girl." Jacob said chuckling.
"Well Seth said you needed to talk to Leah. He said it was quite serious. You know what it's about?" Embry asked curiously.
Jacob shrugged, "Seth freaked out a little this morning. I had a really weird dream last night and he said there was a story behind it so it must be that."
Embry nodded, "She's weird." He said suddenly.
"Who Leah?" Jacob asked, "Man you caught on late." He joked.
"No. Kayla, she smells weird, like different to other humans." He said seriously.
"Did you speak to Leah about it?"
"Yeah, she told me to mind my own business; Alice is also in on the whole three of them sit together and talk all the time. Sue's not talking about where she came from but I would put money on the fact that they were not pen pals." Embry shook his head, "They're naughty when they're together. Kayla goes into the kitchen and they sit there and sing- really badly by the way- to her while she bakes. And then she sits down at the piano and plays anything they ask her to and they sing. It only sounds nice when they think they're alone. If they know someones listening they make such a damn racket." Jacob had to laugh at his friends rant.
"She sounds like she's creating a lot of energy." Jacob said chuckling.
"At least it's fizzling out now, they've all calmed down and she's been spending more time working in this book. She carries it around everywhere. You've got to meet her. She's bat shit crazy, but she's bloody clever. She's been helping Seth with his work and then her and Sue have conversations about micro-thingmajigs and it just goes way over everyone... excpet Alice but she's lived a couple of times so she should be able to know that stuff. Kayla is just weird. You'll see her tonight anyway and then you can see." Jacob laughed.
"Sorry to rain your parade but I've already got something sorted. Rachel's organised family dinner and she'll skin me if Jacob doesn't come." Billy said. Embry shrugged.
"That's fine Billy. She's gonna be here until the wedding so it's not like there's not tomorrow. See you round Jake, Bye Billy." Embry said before leaving. Jacob smiled at Embry's retreating figure. He may not have imprinted on Leah but there was no denyin the force of attraction between the two. Jacob smiled and turned to go inside, absently wondering about the new girl in La Push.
A/N: Please leave a review to let me know what think! Thanks :D