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Isabella (No Last Name) was found on Sam's doorstep. She was a 6 month old baby. Paul saw her and imprinted. Paul watches Bella grow up until they develop feelings for each other. Paul/ Bella.
Chapter 1: Found On The Doorstep
All of the pack was gathered at my house for some fun. There was no vampire activity nearby, so celebrating was necessary. Then, I smelled a human scent from the doorstep.
"Who could that be?" Leah asked.
I shrugged and went to get the door. There was a small baby girl with a letter beside her on the floor.
"What the hell?" Jacob asked from behind me.
"Emily, there's a baby here." I said, picking her up, ignoring the letter for now.
"Poor thing! Who would abandon her?" Emily said somberly.
I felt a strong urge pulling me to the baby girl. I didn't know what it was, so I made my way to her.
I looked into her beautiful brown eyes and didn't want to look away. Nothing else mattered in this world other than this girl. My world was centered around her. She was my life - my everything. And I would protect her at all costs.
"Give her to me!" I ordered Sam.
My wolf didn't like it that another wolf was holding our everything. She needed to be in MY arms.
"What?" Sam asked.
"I imprinted. She's mine." I growled.
Sam put the girl in my arms and then held his hands up in surrender.
"No need to be aggressive. I didn't know." He said.
"What's her name?" I asked.
"Isabella." Sam answered, looking at the scrap of paper that my little Izzy came with.
"What does it say?" Jacob asked.
"Her name is Isabella. I couldn't be a family to her. One of you, can you please adopt her and give her a family? Give her what I couldn't. I hope Bella lives a great life. I'm sorry." Sam read.
I growled. I didn't like it that Bella's parents abandoned her. It killed me to see my girl rejected.
"Calm down, Paul." Sam alpha ordered. "If you don't, I'll have to take Bella from you."
"She's mine." I told him.
"If you lose control, you could kill her. She's just a baby." Sam said.
"Paul?" Emily asked. "Can I see her? I just need to make sure that Bella is fine and healthy. I'm not going to take her from you for too long. I won't hurt her."
"No. You're not taking her from me." I said.
"Paul, you know Emily wouldn't do that. Trust her. If I imprinted on Kim as a baby, I'd trust Emily with her." Jared said. "Do it for Bella."
I was having an internal war.
Don't do it. You never know what could happen. She's a baby. She could get hurt easily. Don't trust the wrong person. My inner wolf warned.
What if Izzy is sick? What if she's hungry? What if she needs something? I was asking.
I hesitantly gave my girl to Emily and sat there through 5 minutes of torture, not being able to hold her.
"I think she's just cold." Emily said, handing her to me.
I held her closer to me -not wanting her to get sick.
"Do I need to explain to you what you can and cannot do, Paul?" Sam asked.
"No. I got it." I answered.
"Don't lose your temper." Sam said under his breath.
"Why do you keep saying that?" I asked calmly.
"Because I'm expecting you to lose your temper. If you phase in front of her, you will do serious damage. You don't want to cause her pain, do you?" Sam asked.
"I don't, but I can't stand to be away from her for a second." I said.
"Will you be OK if you take Bella to your house for tonight?" Sam asked.
"Yeah." I nodded.
It was 9:30 P.M. and little Bella was already asleep.
"She's adorable!" Kim gushed.
"We all know that." Leah added.
"I'm going to go home now." I told the pack.
"Bye." They all said on my way out the door.
I got into the car and managed to drive correctly with Bella not in my arms.
I took her inside and set her on my bed.
"I don't know how to take care of a baby!" I suddenly said out loud.
I didn't. What was I supposed to do? But I couldn't just let someone else do it. They might hurt her.
Little Bella looked at me with a confused expression.
"I wasn't saying that to you. I know I have to take care of you now." I said. "I will do a great job of it."
I woke up and immediately panicked. Bella was no where to be found.
"Oh, please let her be OK!" I begged, running downstairs.
I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw my girl, sitting on the floor.
"How'd you get down here?" I asked her with a smile.
She looked at me innocently, as if she didn't come down the steps, leaving my room where I had left her.
"Are you OK?" I asked her, picking her up from the ground.
She gave a small laugh, so I took it that she was alright.
"Don't scare me like that." I laughed.
I had only been with Bella for less than 24 hours, and I already felt a strong connection to her, as if I'd known her for longer.
"Come on." I carried her upstairs and set her on the bed. "Are you still tired?"
She shook her head.
"Bella?" I asked, worry building up inside of me. "Can you... Uh...do you know how to speak?"
She was a month old and she hasn't spoken to me once. I was beginning to worry that something was wrong.
She tilted her head sideways in question.
"Its OK, Bella." I said, even though inside I was worrying that something was wrong and she wouldn't be able to speak.
Instead of staying here, worrying, I decided to call Emily.
"What wrong?" She asked.
"Nothing. I was just going to say that Bella hasn't spoken. She's a month old. Do you think anything could be wrong - ADHD, which could cause her late learning maybe?" I asked.
"Well, I'm not doctor, but does she have a hard time sitting still for a while?" Emily asked.
I looked down at Bella, who instead of sitting was now laying down.
"Uh, she keeps changing her positions." I said nervously.
"Does she make eye contact?" Emily asked.
I breathed a sigh of relief. "Yes."
"I don't think it's ADHD. I think she just has a difficulty speaking and doesn't like sitting still." Emily said. "Plus, isn't six months old a bit early to start speaking? You should wait until she's seven months old. Don't worry about it too much."
"Don't worry too much?" I practically yelled.
I could hear Sam mumble, "I'll go take her away this second if you don't calm down."
I took a deep breath and looked at Bella, which instantly calmed me. "Sorry."
"Call me if you need anything." Emily said before hanging up.
I set the phone down and sighed.
Yes, I already loved Bella, but I just didn't know how to properly care for her. First of all, I can not be like a father to her. Imagine if I develop romantic feelings for her when she gets older. That just be weird.
I didn't know anything about taking care of her. Do babies even - wait.
Yup, I'm fucking doomed. I fucking hate her parents for abandoning her. I just thought of something important. Oh god. SOMEBODY better agree to this! What I thought of was: Bella needs someone to adopt her. Fuck. What the hell was I supposed to do now? Her 'parents' are terrible people. I would track them down in five seconds or less if I had to. I CAN'T ADOPT HER. Who knows what could happen when she grows up?
I had a lot of things to deal with, but I'd do it if it meant making Bella happy. Besides, it isn't much I need to solve. Except for the fact that she has no parents right now. Or that I have no idea of what to do.
I just need to focus on the present now. I looked at my phone to see a message. From Jared.
"What do you think?" I asked out loud.
Paul: Perfect! Just fine! What do you think?! She doesn't have parents or anything right now!
Jared: I understand, but can't you just adopt her yourself? You have to be what she needs. Right now, Bella needs parents.
Paul: Then what? What if I start feeling something for her when she grows up? I can't do that to her. I can't make her think she has to hide her feelings for me. Bella doesn't deserve that kind of life.
Jared: Sorry. I know things are hard for you right now. Just text me if you need something and I'll go over there with Kim,alright? I promise Kim won't hurt her at all if you do need us. I won't touch her. She'll be fine.
Paul: Alright. Thanks.
I set the phone back on the counter, turning around to focus my attention on Bella, once again.
"Do you need anything?" I asked her.
Maybe she was hungry - wait. Yeah, I need Kim to come help me. I don't know the first thing about babies.
Bella just stared at me blankly. Was she trying to say something? I honestly don't know.
Paul: Yup. I need help. I don't know the first thing about taking care of Bella.
Jared: We'll be there soon. Just wait a minute.
I went over to Bella, who was still lying on my bed and took her downstairs. In no time, Kim and Jared were here.
"What's wrong with Bella?" Jared asked, nodding towards the little girl in my arms.
"I don't know. I don't know when she last ate, if she's tired, or anything. Heck, she might even hate me and I don't know." I said.
"I'm sure she likes you Paul." Kim said reassuringly.
"Yeah, who doesn't?" Jared laughed.
"That's not the point!" I argued. "I don't know if Bella needs anything."
"Has she cried?" Kim asked.
"Has she made any noise? Like attempting to speak?"
"Uh,well, try feeding her or something." Kim suggested.
"Such as?" I asked.
"What do you have?" Kim asked.
"I don't think she can eat any of it." I said.
Kim pushed past me and towards the pantry.
"Paul, what the hell? Why do you have this?" Kim asked, holding up a bottle of beer.
"I repeat, Bella CANNOT and WILL NOT have any of it." I said.
"Very funny, Paul." Kim said, putting her hands on her hips.
"Come on, Kim! You can't tell me that wasn't funny!" Jared laughed.
"Sometimes, I don't understand you boys." Kim shook her head.
"That's the point." Jared said.
"Yeah, Paul, you have nothing. You really need to do some shopping." Kim laughed.
"How about you do it?" I asked.
"Really, Paul? Thanks for sending ME when you can do it yourself." Kim huffed.
"I have to take care of Bella." I said.
"No, Paul." Jared shook his head. "You don't HAVE to do ANYTHING. You choose to do it because you love Bella."
"Can I check on Bella?" Kim asked, holding out her arms.
"Don't hurt her." I warned under my breath, handing Bella to Kim.
Well, I tried. Bella didn't seem to want me to let her go.
"Told you she likes you!" Kim laughed.
"I knew that." I said.
"Right." Kim rolled her eyes.
I nodded. "And I love her, too."
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