A Moment Out Of Time

By Jadecoyote

Rated: T (I guess)

Authors Note: I am glad you liked that story I wrote. To some who are my avid readers and felt a bit disappointed by the ending well I did it on purpose to keep you wanting to read. Please don't be mad at me. I am a college student and supposed to be writing and studying, but hey I love to write, especially with the characters that are chuck-a licious. Oh yeah the poem in the beginning is by me the song is "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal)

The creature within fighting to get out,
But caged behind invisible boundaries of flesh,
Did you do your homework?
Did you study?
I am so disappointed in you,
I don't believe you,
These words and the walls of classrooms and buildings confine,
Only the quiet or the jarring music can make the beast rise,
Everyday cages, different and strange,
All the traffic and demands are like daggers and chains,
What can you do but to run and play,
It doesn't really matter what anyone says,
A spirit in the flesh bound to the earth,
Nature calls but the confines hold you down,
You want to scream and fight,
To howl and be free,
They tell you to get up,
Go to college,
Go do the dishes,
Go take out the trash,
You get so tired like a worked horse,
But the animal inside is always hungry and yearning,
When is there time to dance and play,
Like every time its a rainy day.

Marissa sat in her room with her one knee against her chest. Her eyes narrowed as she looked at her two sisters sitting close to her. Softly she growled under her breath and put her cards down and smiled widely.

"Gin" she said and heard the groan of Lisa and Jane. The triumph overcame her as she gave a hoot of joy and picked the money up off the bed cover. Folding the dollar bills she placed it in her pocket and rolled to the side of the bed.

"Are you going to buy a new dress? Or something else?" Lisa said and Jane giggled behind her hands. Marissa leaned against the headboard she looked up at the ceiling and shook her head side to side.

"Oh be quiet you two" she said and rolled her eyes. "What will you two be doing?' Marissa asked in a curious tone of voice trying to change the subject. It had been a week since the Halloween dance. She has been keeping to herself mostly and staying in her room as if she was hiding from something. Really she wasn't it was just too difficult to think. Marissa had strong feeling toward Bucky, but too many things conflicted. Gabriel seemed naive to this "budding romance" well caught onto it. This made her dizzy even though she was sitting down. Her sisters wouldn't stop making fun of her for a whole week and she was praying to get some time to herself to think.

"Well Gabriel caught us erm..smoking and punished us by going to help Aunt Persia organize and fill her oil bottles" Lisa said and rolled her eyes a bit and started to put the cards back in the holder. Marissa burst out laughing and laid on her back looking at the ceiling. With a growl and a whimper her sister finally left her room and she thought she might have that beautiful moment to relax. Her prays to the moon would not be heard.

Clack, Cling, Clack, Cling

Sliding off her bed and frowned and walked to window and threw it open. What met her first wasn't the attention getting but a pebble to the chest. It slid down her shirt and scratched its way meanly until it fell out the bottom of her shirt. That might have been a moment, but it felt like an eternity. Really she wasn't hurt but confused then angry. With a fire in her eyes she looked out and saw the Four standing there. Her nails grew and she slammed her fist against the window sill.

"What is it that you four want?" she asked her eyes narrowing a bit. Willam shoved his hands in his pockets and had a perfectly innocent expression on his face and Gregory ran his fingers through his hair as Ulf and Finn snickered.

"We were wondering if you wanted to go into the drive in movie with us. They are playing I am a Teenage Werewolf " He said in a half serious tone of voice as the others hoot with laughter. Marissa shook her head.

"No way I don't want to want to go with you guys you will just howl, drink, and scare away the others" she replied raised her finger and twirling it in an annoyed fashion. "I'm not Vivian" she added.

"It not like Vivian will hang out with us anymore not since she became queen bitch and that thing that that happened in Maryland" Finn said and looked at the others. Marissa sighed and went to close the window.

"C'mon guys she better play with older men" Gregory said and Ulf started to laugh. Marissa snarled and slammed the window hearing the roars of laughing of the Four.

For thirty minutes she paced up and down her room stewing on things that have been spoken about and the things that happened. It seemed that everyone thought that herself and Bucky would be good together and she did agree. Ever since the whole thing with Tiffany and the Halloween dance she was trying to sort out her feelings. Marissa knew the things that would work against this desire for a relationship. Bucky was almost old enough to be her father and he was the best friend of her brother. It was almost scarier then the fight with Tiffany. She grew her claws and walked to the wall and made claw marks in it and closed her eyes tightly. Fifteen minutes later she heard her brother peeling out of the driveway, It seemed everyone was off doing something and now she was on her on, but that's what she wanted right? Pacing a little more she finally threw herself on her bed and closed her eyes deciding to take a nap. The next time she opened her eyes she heard a click and music playing.

"There used to be a graying tower alone on the sea

You, became the light on the dark side of me

Love remains, a drug that's the high and not the pill

But did you know that when it snows

My eyes become large

And the light that you shine can't be seen?

Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey

Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels yeah

Now that your rose is in bloom

A light hits the gloom on the grey

There is so much a man can tell you

So much he can say

You remain my power, my pleasure, my pain

Baby, To me, you're like a growing

Addiction that I can't deny

Won't you tell me, is that healthy, baby?

But did you know that when it snows

My eyes become large

And the light that you shine can't be seen?

Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey

Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels yeah

Now that your rose is in bloom

A light hits the gloom on the grey

I've been kissed by a rose on the grey

I've been kissed by a rose on the grey

And if I should fall, will it all go away?

There is so much a man can tell you

So much he can say

You remain my power, my pleasure, my pain

Baby, To me, you're like a growing

Addiction that I can't deny

Won't you tell me, is that healthy, baby?

But did you know that when it snows

My eyes become large

And the light that you shine can't be seen?

Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey

Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels yeah

Now that your rose is in bloom

A light hits the gloom on the grey

Yes, I compare you a kiss from a roseā€¦"

This haunting and beautiful song lulled her and perplexed her at the same time. After quickly sliding off the bed she saw a truck outside that she hadn't heard pull up and a CD player held by a man she didn't expect, Bucky. No one in her age range would of thought to do something so romantic. Opening her window she leaned against the window sill and smiled at him widely.

"Good song" she said and smiled at him tilting her head to the side slightly. Bucky put the CD player down and grinned.

"I know that you have been going through a lot lately and I wanted to give you a treat" he said with a twinkle in his eye. Marissa found this to be the sweetest thing ever and she was curious as all can be. Marissa moved from the window and stopped before she came to the door and looked at herself in the mirror. Her long raven hair fell in her face and there were circles around her eyes. Raising her hand she combed her fingers through her hair trying to straighten up before going down to meet him. Finally she got downstairs and out the door. Smiling widely she walked to him and chuckled.

"Alright where are we going? Is it a surprise?" she asked with excitement in her voice though there was some rising nervousness at the same time. Bucky smirked and walked around the other side and opened the door for her. Finding that chivalrous she slipped in and let Bucky close the door behind her. Getting in himself he started the truck not answered her question, only giving her a mysterious smile.

The drive was filled with Marissa asking him over and over where they were going, but he didn't answer and chuckling once and a while. Bucky drove to a large park with no one around, but it seemed that something was going on. Looking out the front window she smiled widely. At a full stop she opened the door and got out. Before her was a blanket with white candles surrounding it. Picnic baskets of food and a canteen from what she could see. Bucky got out and pulled out his CD player from the truck floor and walked over and smiled at her.

"I couldn't bring any alcohol. Its bad enough that I brought you out here behind your brother's back. As an alternative I brought some cider and Its perfect weather still warm enough but the leaves are falling" he said. Slowly she sat down on the blanket and stretched out as sat down as well and poured some cider. Opening the basket she pulled out the plate with steak and cheese sandwiches, then a plate of corn, biscuits, and reached for the other basket, but Bucky's hand stopped her.

"That's dessert my dear save it for later" he said and smiled mischievously. Marissa raised a brow and giggled a little, though the different things that made this moment in itself wrong came to mind. For now she would enjoy the little picnic. Bucky put on some smooth jazz music and commenced eating.

"I know your brother won't be happy with me bringing you all the way out here..well I mean" he started to say but Marissa blushed a bit.

"Bucky there is so many things that I want to say to you, but if the words come out I can't take it back. You have been so wonderful since..well you know since the dance, and the thing about Tiffany" she said in a soft voice. Bucky scooped his hand down and cupped her cheek.

"I am not expecting anything of you Marissa. I know how it must look to others, but I care about you a lot. I won't put any pressure on you at all we can even start out as friends" he said and bent his head down and kissed her forehead holding it for a moment. Marissa closed her eyes and touched his cheek with her fingertips letting out a throaty purr without meaning to. It felt so natural and all her cares seemed to melt away at the moment.

"Well even if we are together Gabriel doesn't really have to know" she reasoned but he pulled away a little and looked down at her with worried eyes.

"Marissa, you know better then that. It would be betraying him as my best friend and him as the pack leader." he responded, but there was something haunting in his expression at the mention of Gabriel as pack leader. Marissa already knew that it was Bucky killing his friend during the Ordeal that haunted him even to this day.

"As you said Bucky. One day at a time" she quoted and leaned up and placed her lips against his. "Run with me" she murmured in the kiss knowing that no one was around at this time. Bucky seemed a bit dazed by the kiss and nodded his head finally forfeiting to her. All of this seemed quick and Marissa realized this when Bucky peeled off his white cotton short sleeve shirt. She had seen him remove his clothing many times but never before had it sent a raw shiver down her spine. Getting up from the sitting position already the bones were popping and her pelt was growing. A soft growl escaped her as she undressed and felt the change overcoming her body half pain and half pleasure, but she found she couldn't tear her gaze from the older man at her side, defying all things. Tonight they would run together, and tomorrow they would have to deny all of it.

(Hello Hello Okay First off if you are reading this I will assume that you have read the first story New Moon Rising and not just coming into the tale. Number Two if you have a problem with Bucky and Marissa the maybe couple then don't review just to complain at how wrong it might be, I don't want to hear it and since I am the writer I dictate it all. And Third REVIEW REVIEW REVIEW. Or I won't keep writing.)