"I've been dreaming of a true love's kiss/ And a prince I'm hoping comes with this/"- True Love's Kiss, Enchanted
Leah turned to look at Jacob. "Hey, how's it goin?" she asked casually.
Jacob rolled his eyes. "Save it. Are you gonna tell me what all that was about?"
"A girl can't dream?" she asked innocently. "Girls these days, all the fairy tales have to do with the prince saving the princess." She looked up ay Jacob to see if he was buying it. He wasn't. "I just thought I'd mix it up a bit."
"Oh yeah," Jacob said, his voice dripping with sarcasm, "And your so sensitive that the story you made up makes you cry, right?"
"What's your problem?" Leah snarled.
Jacob looked away. "I don't want you telling Claire that story anymore. No need for you to spread your misery around like that."
Her jaw dropped. "WHAT?"
"I mean, who's fault is it that you're miserable anyway?" he still wasn't looking at her.
She didn't know what to say to this. "EXCUSE ME?"
"And besides," finished Jacob, finally looking at her, "No inter-pack relationships anyway."
Leah felt like he had slapped her across the face. To reject her for her, his true love, had been bad enough, but to think he actually had excuses for it…
"What happened to not using alpha commands?" she retorted. "The power finally going to your already big head?"
"So I made one rule." he snorted. "I'm not the one who abuses their power."
He had a point, thought Leah bitterly. More than once, he'd had to remind her not to abuse her beta powers.
Leah glared. "Well you don't have to worry then." she sighed. Might as well tell the truth, seeing as apparently he knew. She supposed she had put to much faith in Quil.
"I don't want an inter-pack relationship."
He looked surprised. "Really?"
"Yeah," she said. "The only one I would want is taken."
Jacob groaned. "I thought you were over Sam!"
It was Leah's turn to look surprised. "What?"
He hadn't seemed to hear her. "And when Embry finds out he'll be crushed…I dunno what's worse…you and Sam or you and Embry…"
Leah was still confused. "What?"
Jacob was still muttering to himself. "With Sam, at least, there was no chance of you guys getting together…not with Emily in the way…but Embry…"
"Jacob?" asked Leah.
Jacob finally looked at her. "If you like Sam, why'd you go out with Embry anyway? I didn't think that was how you rolled."
"Wait," said Leah, finally realizing something, "When did Embry get into this?"
Jacob stared at her stupidly. "Aren't you going out with him? That's what Quil…" then he looked angry. "I'M GOING TO KILL HIM!" he shouted. "THAT WAS NOT FUNNY QUIL!"
"Quil told you I was going out with Embry?" asked Leah with a smile. Note to self, she thought, bake Quil cookies.
"Yeah," Jacob said. "So then…" he looked angry again. "So who is the handsome prince in that story of yours?"
Leah smiled. "You're jealous!" she said, trying to hide her glee.
Jacob turned red. "No," he snapped, "No, I'm not. I'm just trying to watch out for my pack."
"You're so jealous!" she practically squealed. "Look at you, you're all red!"
"I am not!" he said, taking a few deep breaths.
"You are!" she was almost jumping up and down. "Even though you're in love with her, you're still jealous!" Leah had never liked the sound of the word so much.
"I'm not in love with anyone." he snarled. "But apparently, you are, I wanna know who I have to beat up."
Leah sat down on the ground, and patted the spot next to her. She'd make Jacob admit he was jealous. "Want to hear about him?" It wasn't hard to sound excited.
Jacob took a seat and glared at her. "Yeah."
"He's great." she said with a huge smile. "He's funny, and kind. He's younger than me, but the same age, you know? In a special kinda way."
Jacob squirmed. "Does he live in La Push?"
"Yeah," said Leah. "I've known him almost my whole life. But he spends so much time in Forks it's almost like he lives there."
"Yeah?" said Jacob, concentrating. "So he's not really family orientated, you know, if he's always away from home."
"No, he is," said Leah, thoroughly enjoying the conversation, "He's super loyal to his father. And he's great to his sisters too, even though one of them is away at the moment. His mom died a while ago." she watched his face, and then frowned. "But he can be so stupid at times, like, he can't see the obvious at all."
Jacob missed this hint and Leah sighed. "Are you really close?"
"Yeah," said Leah. "He's in the pack."
Jacob looked alarmed. "Didn't I say no inter-pack relationships?"
Leah groaned. "He's such an idiot, because he's already found his soul mate, and he's totally in denial right now, about how he feels about me, and if he doesn't figure it out in 5 seconds, I'm going to walk away."
Jacob frowned. "Well that doesn't give the poor guy a lot of time…"then he looked at Leah. "OH!"
Leah snorted. "Took you long enough."
He shrugged. "Apparently I'm stupid at times."
She nodded. "That you are." then she smiled. "So still against inter-pack relationships?"
He sighed. "I'll have to pull some strings…but I'm sure we can work this out."
Leah frowned. "And about her?"
Jacob sighed. "For a girl who writes her own fairy tales, you sure do know how to spoil a moment."
Leah raised an eyebrow.
He noticed. "You're really worried about this aren't you? There's a difference between soul mates, and imprints, and true loves."
She looked confused. "Go on."
He shook his head. "What happened to you? Did you not watch Disney movies when you were a child?"
"Okay, okay." he frowned. "How about I tell you a fairy tale of my own?"
Leah laughed. "This oughta be good."
"Okay, so once upon a time there was a prince. You know the one, the one that found the witch and the troll and the tower."
"Stealing my characters now?"
"So the witch was the prince's soul mate. He knew it, and that's why he vowed to protect her. But when he met the beautiful princess, he felt whole. She was like a vacation after a long period of work. Like, his winter break from school. Something he looked forward too, that he loved, that gave him a break from his otherwise boring duties."
Leah sighed. "So I'm just your vacation?"
"Let me finish!" Jacob was getting into his story now. "So the witch is part of his life, always will be, but the princess is who he wants to be with. One day, he may return to protect the witch again, but he'll always come back to the princess." he smiled at her. "Not because he has too, but because he wants too."
Leah smiled at him. "That's a nice thought." she said, "but that doesn't explain anything. Look at Sam and Emily. If what you said was true, then Sam would still be hear right now."
Jacob shrugged. "There are nerds, you know, that like school."
Leah was still in disbelief. "And Jared and Paul? And Quil?"
Jacob rolled his eyes. "Those girls, Emily and Claire and Rachael and Kim, they all needed saving. I can garuntee that you don't need saving Leah."
There was a small voice behind her. "I like Jacob's ending better than yours, Leah." announced Claire.
"I guess that means someone else gets to take over story-time duty," said Leah, smiling at Claire, who was holding hands with Quil. He laughed as well.
Claire shook her head no. "But the ending is missing something."
"Oh yeah?" said Jacob, standing up and helping Leah to her feet.
"Yes," said Claire, "The beautiful princess has to give the handsome prince true love's kiss."
Jacob grinned. "You heard the girl."
Leah sighed in mock frustration. "Well if that's how fairy tales end…" she leaned in and pressed her lips to Jacob's. And she could hear Claire announce in the background…
"And they lived happily ever after."
a/n: Wow, for such an angsty story, it had such a fluffy ending! Well not ending, but like almost ending. There's just one more thing I need to do before I end this fic. REVIEW! Tell me if you think the fluff makes everyone ooc.