Emmett glanced over at Sadie as she rolled her chair back from her desk and let out a groan. The windows were open to let the world outside show inside. The light of the sun bounced back from the snow that was falling. School had been out for a few days due to the heavy snow. They kept expecting more and Mother Nature delivered.

"Fucking hate the snow," Sadie muttered, throwing her pen down. "I fucking hate feeling trapped in the house…" She cast a look over at him. "Not that being with you lot isn't fun and all, but I can only stomach so much soup and Scrabble."

Emmett pulled her chair over to the foot of the bed and put his hands on her thighs. "Wolf Girl, no one said you had to stay in for these days."


"Forget about homework," Emmett told her, running his fingers in circles on her thighs. "Do what every other red blooded creature does: put it off till later. I can guarantee that none of your classmates are doing their homework right now."

"But -"

The vampire put a finger to her lips. "Nuh-uh. No buts. You're not doing your homework."

He knew what she was thinking before she could act on it. Emmett was standing at her desk with her books and tablet held in his hand before she could spin around and try to get them. Sadie glowered at him and tried to reach for them, but she was small compared to him. There would be no getting it back.

"Emmett, you asshole," she grumbled, crossing her arms after a few pathetic attempts to grab the books. "You're going to get me in trouble."

"Yep, and you're going to love it," Emmett said, flicking her lightly on the nose. "Trust me."

Sadie made a face at him and turned away. "So says you."

Emmett watched her put on her shoes and then she was at the door, heading downstairs. He smiled and tossed her stuff in the air, not caring about the scattered papers. He followed her downstairs and jumped over the last few steps to beat her. A well placed smack on the ass, earned a dirty look from the dark haired wolf and a little growl.

"Where are you going?" he asked. "You haven't heard my exciting plan yet."

"I'm going outside before you can get me in trouble with the people of this house. I'm already on Rosalie's bad side because, well, she's a bitch. But I don't need Carlisle or Esme to be mad at me for something you roped me into."

"Chicken," Emmett taunted.

Sadie growled and walked out the front door. Emmett made no comment about her not wearing a coat, let alone a jacket. She would probably burn up if she did that.

Thank God for the wolf in her…

Sadie trudged a path through the snow and then turned to look at him. She gave him the double bird and fell backwards into the snow. As he watched, she moved her arms and legs to create a pattern.

"Snow angels?" Emmett asked, giving her a hand up when she held her hand out.

"Yeah, or snow demon, whichever fits me." She ran a hand through her hair and looked annoyed at the snow that coated her fingers. "Bleh. Whoever wished for snow needs my shoe up their ass and a long hike off a cliff."

"Change and race me," Emmett said, bouncing on his feet. "We're going to the cottage up on the mountain. I know you know the way if you fall too far behind."

That's got her, he thought, watching her bristle.

"Oh, I'm not the one that's going to be falling behind," she stated, shaking her head. "You just watch yourself, Fang Boy. I'm going to be there before you can get up the mountain."

Emmett gestured for her to proceed. As he watched, his girl friend transformed into her wolf form. A beautiful white color that almost blended in with the snow except for spots of gray that dotted her fur. Sadie looked at him with her big brown eyes and let her breath out in a snort.

He watched her muscles tense and then she was bolting away, heading into the woods. "Cheater!" he called out, running after her.


Emmett beat Sadie to the cottage and turned to watch her come running through the snow. She was breathing hard and snow clung to her fur, a purer white than her fur. He laughed at her annoyed expression and sat down on the top step of the cottage's porch, waiting for her to transform.

Sadie laid down on the snow and rolled onto her back, kicking her feet in the air. She let out a growl and Emmett wondered if she was throwing a temper tantrum.

"Oh, come on, Sadie," he said, slapping his leg. "It's not that bad to lose to me."

The wolf made a sound and stilled on her back, breathing hard. She transformed back into her human self and laid in the snow, staring up at the sky. Emmett waited for her to say something.

"Amanda loved the snow," she said, not moving.

Her sister…

"We would play in it every time it came," Sadie continued. "I remember the year that it went from being this freezing cold thing to something that barely bothered me. That was the year of my change. The whole pack got together and had a decent run in the snow. A real party. To celebrate my change…my birthday."

Emmett's eyes widened. "You never told me your birthday was in winter."

"That's because I haven't told anyone but Carlisle, Esme, and Sam my birthday date," Sadie said, shaking her head. "I didn't think it was important because it's just a day. Another day in a horrible season without my sister or my pack."

Emmett walked over to her and plopped down in the snow next to her, fingers touching her face. Little snowflakes dotted her cheeks and melted, but she was warm, soft. "You could have told me."

"That I don't like winter because it sparks memories of joy with my sister? Hon, if I did that, we wouldn't be celebrating anything all year long," Sadie muttered, glancing over at him. "I have too many memories and not enough year to put them in."

Emmett looked at her and sighed. He could understand that. He reached out and patted her arm.

"Let's get inside."

"No racing?" Sadie asked, sitting up.

"No racing," Emmett promised, jumping to his feet and offering her a hand up. "Just a peaceful night alone and away from the horrors of homework."

Sadie took his hand and let him pull her to her feet. She leaned into him as they walked up to the cottage and he pressed a kiss to her hair.


Sadie sat on the floor in front the couch, holding a cup of coco between her hands with Emmett sitting behind her. He was playing with her hair under the warm glow of the fire in the fireplace. God, he loved her hair and she loved having her hair played with.

Sadie let out a little sound when he pulled on her hair and he could smell the change in her pheromones. She moved away from him and rose to her feet, dropping the blanket that had been wrapped around her shoulders. Emmett watched as she set the coco on a side table and then moved in front of him.

His hands trailed up and down the back of her thighs while she placed her hands on his shoulders. Sadie climbed onto his lap, straddling his legs with hers and pressed her lips to his in a hard kiss. Emmett kissed her back and felt her roll her body into his, grinding on him.

"Baby girl," he whispered when she surfaced for air. "I didn't…I forgot to bring…"

Sadie shushed him. "I don't care. Just kiss me…"

Emmett captured her lips once more and turned them on the couch so that she was pressed down on the cushions under him. Sadie trailed her fingers over his flesh, pulling at his shirt and he got the message. He pulled it off and threw it aside before going to work on her clothes. Sadie's tanned skin seemed to have a glow when the fire hit it, making him pause for just a moment. He smiled at her and brought his hand to her heat, massaging slowly.

Sadie gasped and squirmed as Emmett made love to her. She cried out as he sent her over the edge and then he pulled out before she could make him explode inside of her. The vampire came hard onto a pillow and let out a relieved groan. Sadie laid there on the couch, looking up at him with an amused smile on her face.

"What?" Emmett asked, looming over her again.

"Your face," Sadie said, shaking her head. "You looked so…You clearly had a good time."

"With you, baby girl, always." He ducked his head and kissed her gently. "Come on, let's go mess around in the jacuzzi."

Sadie's eyes lit up and she pushed at him. "Me first!"