Ch. 9 :


"Carlisle?" I called as I Stepped through the door. I knew I was in for it, Alice would have told everyone what she'd seen by now. I swear that if I were still human I would be breaking out in a cold sweat.

"We're in here Samantha." Carlisle's voice sounded from the living room.

I knew it! He never calls me Samantha unless I'm in deep trouble, there was no way out of this one. I sighed, and motioned for Jeremy and his Father to follow me into where my family was sitting. I gulped slightly as I met eight pairs of cold, golden eyes glaring at me. Believe me, you didn't have to be a mind reader to know what they were thinking. I noticed also, a little sparkle in Alice's eye as she tried her hardest to look mad, and also suppress the urge to bounce up and down squealing. Oh CRAP! Edward was not supposed o hear me think about that!

"Um, Carlisle. This is Jeremy and his Father Rick." I pointed to each as I said their names. Carlisle stood up with a welcoming smile gracing his features and held his hand out to shake Rick's.

"Very nice to meet you. May I ask to what we owe pleasure of your company this evening?" Carlisle asked politely. Rick just looked at Carlisle like he was an idiot and didn't move to shake his hand. Carlisle just smiled as he returned to his seat beside Esme.

"I don't trust you leech! I wouldn't be within a hundred yards from you, unless it involved burning you to a crisp, if I could avoid it! I just want to know why a member of your coven was hunting, practically in our back yard!" Rick just about screamed at Carlisle.

Carlisle remained just as serene as ever through the entire rant. When he was sure Rick was finished he motioned for them to take a seat and only Jeremy obliged, sitting on the loveseat only inches from me. My every nerve felt like a live wire! There was some sort of electricity passing between our almost-touching hands. I could feel it in the air, and it frightened me that it happened when Jeremy was around. His scent was also still lingering on my lips, as well as in the air, and my throat felt like someone had shoved a branding iron down it! It was almost intolerable.

"I can see why you would not trust us, but when you came across my daughter hunting it was an animal she was drinking wasn't it?" Rick looked skeptical but nodded his head none-the-less. "Then what reason do you have to think we would harm you?" Rick's face turned red and he looked like he was about to throw a freaking hissy fit. I almost laughed.


"My reason is that you're a freaking BLOODSUCKER!" Rick exploded. "You're the reason we are considered the horrible hunters among your kind! You are the reason we are MURDERERS!" My mouth had fallen open and I think I would've been crying if I were still able too. As it was I was close to shaking. For some reason, I couldn't feel these things because I was afraid of this person who might threaten my family and me, but instead I was afraid that Jeremy thought of himself that way. I don't know why, but I hate thinking of him that way. A hunter.


I was shaking with rage. What is he trying to do? Guilt trip them into killing themselves? This made me angry fro some reason. I won't let him kill them! NO! Not my Sam! Wait, 'my' Sam? Since when did I think of her like that? We barely know each other, yet… I feel like I've known her my whole life. Like… Like I'd die for her. What a strange feeling. I barely know this girl and I already think of her as mine, how selfish can I get!?

She looks like an angle and could have anyone she wanted, I have no right to want this goddess sitting not three inches away from me. "Sam, go give Jeremy a tour of the house won't you?" The blonde haired man asked her. She looked just about as shocked as me, but nodded and stood. She took my hand, sending a shock of electricity through my arm! The strange thing is, it wasn't uncomfortable, or painful, just… nice. It was warm and I… enjoyed… it. How strange.

Once we were safely out of sight and mostly out of earshot Sam stopped and turned around to face me. When she dropped my hand, I immediately craved it again. I longed to hold her in my arms and…. "Look, Jeremy." She whispered. I didn't like the tone in her voice, It was almost stressed. "Jeremy, after tonight…" It took her a second to compose herself. "After tonight, I don't think it would be in either of our best interests to, to see each other more than necessary."

It looked like it hurt her as much to say this as it hurt me to listen to it. I kept my face composed, but inside I was crumbling to pieces. I looked in to her eyes and I could see right through her mask. She was dieing, same as me if not worse. I just couldn't help it… I closed the short space between us in a single step, and I took her face in my hands and kissed her, what happened next was the exact opposite of what I was expecting.

YAY! My first cliffie! (is it? 0o) Anyway hope you like it! REview please and I'm working on Ch.10!

Ciao! .