Well, it's my second attempt at an imprint story, and this one is very different from my first one. So different, that I'm not really sure what you readers are going to think about it. Plus, my last story was all about Paul and this one is all about Jacob. I'm a little afraid that I wont be able to do him justice. I'll try my hardest though.
As you have seen, this story is a cross over with the short lived TV series, Wolf Lake. Never heard of it, that's alright. You don't need to know anything about the show to read this, all will be explained. You have seen it, then, you will just understand things a little bit faster. As for the show, it really has nothing to do with this story, except I'm inviting some made up Wolf Lakers to visit La Push. None of the characters from Wolf Lake will appear in this, I'm just taking the show's ideas and adding it to Twilight.
As for a timeline, all I can say is, this takes place shortly after Eclipse. Bella is with Edward, getting ready for their wedding. She is not married yet, nor has she become a vampire. Jacob is no longer away, duh. If he was there wouldn't be a point to this story.
Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight or Wolf Lake.
Mike was sitting right next to me, a blank look on his face. He clearly didn't believe a word I had just told him. Why should he? My secret would seem a little far fetched to the normal high school guy, but I wasn't a normal high school girl. Hell, we didn't even go to a normal high school. Of course, he didn't know the secret dealings that were happening inside, or outside for that matter. None of the normal kids did. There were two groups. The Hill kids and then everyone else. No one ever seemed to notice how us Hill kids were in special classes. How all of our guys made up the population of the sports teams, and were very, very athletic. How some of the teachers were actually just like us, and that's the reason we could get away with more than everyone else. Oh, the list goes on. It wasn't just school either. There were places in town that only we could go. Places that if another person went, they could be in grave danger. Most of the towns people either knew nothing or pretended not to notice.
"You're not serious are you?" He asked, turning to look at me. "This is some kind of joke, isn't it?"
"I'm dead serious."
"And this is why we can't date?"
"This is why I shouldn't even be talking to you." He then stood up and started to walk away. I jumped to my feet and chased after him. I grabbed his arm, and held it against my chest. "Please don't walk away from me." I knew I had tears coming to my eyes. I normally don't cry. I'm a pretty strong person, but this was just too much. He'd been one of my best friends for most of my life and now I had to say goodbye to him. It was for his own safety and I didn't know how to make him understand that.
"You ask me to not walk away from you after you tell me that bullshit story?"
"It wasn't a story. It's all true!"
"Prove it," he said, looking me straight in the eyes. I had to look away. I couldn't just out right show him. If someone caught me doing that, I would be in more trouble than I dared to think of.
"That's not a good idea."
"I don't care. If you say it's true, then you should have no problem showing me."
"But then she would be putting us all in danger," said a voice, coming from behind us. I gasped and my hold on Mike's arm tightened. How he just showed up, without me hearing or smelling him, I have no idea.
"What are you doing here?" Mike asked. Actually, a better question was, "what was Mike doing here?" This was where the Hill kids normally hung out during our nighttime shenanigans. I took him into the woods to tell him what I had to. It was a stupid move on my part, but it was the only private place I could think of. If I had taken him anywhere in town, someone would have seen us. Even my house wouldn't have been safe from prying eyes, or ears. The woods should have been safe. No one should have been here at this time. We must have been followed.
"I'm making sure little Jovie here doesn't do something stupid." Mike moved his body so he was standing in front of me. I was clearly scared. My shaking body might have given it away. This wasn't a normal guy. This was Nicholas. He was someone to fear.
"Don't move," I whispered into Mike's ear. I then moved around his body and walked over to Nicholas. I kept my head down, not even daring to look him in they eyes.
"Jovie? What are you doing?" asked Mike. I could tell he was confused, but I was doing what I had to do to save him. Nicholas wrapped his arm around my waist and kissed my forehead. Ugh, I hated when he acted like this. I wasn't his. I leaned into his body anyway, and rested my head on his shoulder.
"She's just doing what she should be doing," he told Mike, and then turned to look at me. "Now Jovie, I thought we had a talk about you hanging out with the zoo bait." Zoo bait. It was just one of the stupid slang words used to make fun of everyone who wasn't like us. It was either that or ungulate. I never understood why we had to make fun of them. It was "us" who were different.
"I was just telling him I couldn't see him anymore."
"Is that all you were telling him?"
"Yes," I lied.
"Good girl. Now, on to a happier subject, will you be going to the rave tonight?" The Hill kids are notorious for our raves. We had them all the time. They were held deep in the woods, away from the town. It was basically just an excuse for us to drink, dance, and have sex. The other kids of the town knew we had them, but they knew enough to stay away. If they did get curious and try to stop by, well, I don't like to talk about their outcome.
"Yeah, I'll be there," I said.
"Will you stay with me tonight?" he asked, giving me a kiss behind my ear. I shivered, he noticed. I grimaced, he smirked. I didn't want to respond to him, but he had this power over me. I nodded my head "yes." It wasn't only because I knew I couldn't say no, but also because I knew if I challenged him, Mike could be in danger. "Alright, you say your goodbyes to him, and I'll see you later."
"Ok." I watched as he walked away but something didn't feel right. That was almost too easy. There was no way he would have just shown up to tell me that. I quickly moved back over to Mike and grabbed his hand. "Run," I told him.
"Run!" We started running but I was much faster than him. I was practically dragging him, trying to get him to keep up. We didn't even make it out of the woods before I heard what I feared would happen. Nicholas wasn't actually letting us go, he just wanted me to think he was. I turned and saw him right behind us, along with a couple of his friends. They caught up easily. I stood in front of Mike, trying to defend him. I was easily pushed out of the way and one of Nicholas' friends held me back, while the others went after Mike. He was no match for them, and he knew too much about us. They were going to kill him and there was nothing I could do to stop them. If only I hadn't told him. If only I had just ignored him and stayed away. I screamed, and pleaded, but it did no good. I could never stop Nicholas, or any of the other guys when they got an idea into their head. The only idea they had right now was to keep us safe, and that meant they had to kill one of my best friends. I struggled as best I could, and the guy finally let me go. I couldn't stand seeing them do this. I couldn't stand hearing it. Mike crying for help, and his screams of terror were too much for me to take. I took off running and I had no plans of coming back.
"Gotta keep moving, gotta keep moving," I kept repeating to myself. I had been running for maybe a day or so. I can't really remember. It might have been longer. It wasn't my energy or my strength that kept my legs moving. It was the adrenaline. The pure fear that coursed through my veins. It was the idea that they would catch up with me if I even stopped for one quick breather. I knew I was slowing down against my will. My heavy breathing, and the limp in my steps were just a couple of the tell tale signs of exhaustion. I needed to find shelter and I needed to find it fast. That leads me to problem number one. I have no idea where I am or if this area was safe. I couldn't rest. I had to keep running. It was the only thing I knew to do. The only thing I actually could do. I wasn't sure if they were following me, or if they even knew I was gone. I couldn't take the chance though. I had to get out of there. I had to get out of Wolf Lake.
Here is problem number two. No one leaves Wolf Lake. The small Seattle suburb, that which I call home, is my reason for running. I had to get away from there. Get away from my family, get away from my friends, get away from my pack. Yes, pack as in animals. Pack as in wolves. I'm a skinwalker, or wolven, or werewolf. Whichever you prefer. We aren't like the werewolves in horror movies though. We shape shift into normal looking wolves. We live like normal wolves too. We have a pack and an alpha, who we listen to. We just live with humans, and they don't know anything about us. Like I was saying though, no one leaves Wolf Lake, ever. I remember a few years back, before I had even made my first flip, someone tried to leave. She was brought back in the end. They hunted her down. I, however, will not be brought back. I'm never going back. I will keep on running if I have to. I will do anything and everything in my power to stop from going back to that damn town. They didn't need me. It wasn't like I was a dominant, I was one of the middle wolves. They could survive without me there.
"Where are you going Jovie?" I heard a voice say in my head. It was the voice that haunted my dreams. The voice that took everything away from me. Even before he killed Mike, he was making my life a living hell. He had to be close by. The pack's mental link, that allowed him to speak in my mind, didn't work at great distances. It only worked if we were close enough. I didn't answer him. If I did he would be able to hear how scared I was. That would only make him happy, and I didn't want to let him think he got to me. I wasn't about to stroke his ego. He knew he was scary, he didn't need me to remind him. I started pushing myself to move faster. It wasn't an easy task. I was ready to pass out. I hadn't eaten anything for a while, and sleep felt like a stranger to me.
I could hear them behind me now. There was at least two of them. They were catching up. My vision was going fuzzy and I knew I had to stop soon. Their growling and howls were getting louder. I turned my head and saw that I was wrong. There were four of them. They were moving into hunting formation, separating so they could surround me. It would be easier for them to take me down.
If I didn't think of something fast, I would be stopped. I kept on running, but they were dominant males, it was easy for them to keep up with me. I looked to my left and found a large light gray wolf, Nate. To my right was a darker wolf, who was slightly smaller, Calvin. Calvin took a bite at me but I dodged just in time. I might not have been as fast or strong, but I could move better. My smaller size made it easy for me to weave between obstacles better than the males. I moved through trees and bushes, under low branches, and over fallen logs, in hopes of making it harder for them. It didn't really work. It gave me a little time, and I no longer had the two wolves at my sides. When I heard a car in the near distance, I knew I was saved. All I had to do was make it to the road, leap across at the right time, and that car would give me a couple extra minutes to throw them off. Ok, so it wasn't a great plan, it really wasn't even much of a plan. It was all I could come up with though. Maybe the car would hit one of them.
As I ran toward the sounds of the road, I looked back over my shoulder. They were still on my trail. I could see Calvin and Nate, now following closely behind Garrett, another wolf with a light grey pelt, and the leader, Nicholas, who had a pelt that was completely black. He wasn't the alpha of our pack, he wasn't even the beta. He was actually the next dominant after that. He was the one I feared the most. Over the years, he had developed this strange interest in me. I knew he had hopes of us becoming mates but I didn't love him. I could never deny him though. Him being a dominant male, and me being an unmated female, it was easy for him to have his way with me. Not that I normally complained. It was the way of a skinwalker. Any female would do what she could to be with a dominant male. It was a good way to up our own status. I, however, didn't want to mate with someone just so I could get a higher rank. Nicholas was mean, and selfish. I wouldn't be surprised if he challenged the alpha in the near future. He was always thinking himself to be better than everyone else. I couldn't stand him at all. He was always trying to force me to do what he wanted. Even when he wasn't trying he got me to do things. It was his voice that forced me to turn my head back around.
"Jovie, Look out!" I turned just in time to find myself on the road, and to feel the car collide with my body. Damn me for wishing one of them to get hit, because karma was a bitch, and it was me that was hit instead.
Hmm, I wonder who hit her? You'll find out in the next chapter.
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