Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight and the characters, of course. The original form of the story was written by our dear Stephenie Meyer, which I loved since she had written this book
Just then a call echoed the in the distance. "Jacob?" someone shouted.
"Is that Billy?" I asked.
"No." Jacob ducked his head, and it looked like he was blushing under his brown skin. "Speak of the devil," he mumbled, "and the devil shall appear.
"Jake, are you out there?" the shouting voice was closer now.
"Yeah!" Jacob shouted back, and sighed.
We waited through the short silence until two tall, dark-skinned boys strolled around the corner into the shed. I gasped and the slender one gasped too. It was like my body wasn't attached to myself anymore. Everything was tied against someone else's.
"Oh no!" I heard Jake and the beefy boy screamed.
I was not listening to any of them, but I was looking at the slender boy. His eyes were on mine and he looked at too eagerly, like I might melt into his stares. Instead of being frightened, I was happy.
It was like the pull of the gravity wasn't supporting me anymore, like my soul saw another and they were attached. This string from my body was tied around his and the knot couldn't be broken or cut. It wasn't a rope, but a string I never heard of.
"Embry imprinted on Bella!" the beefy boy shouted, then I closed my eyes and drifted to sleep.
I woke up in a small room, my head was dazed. I couldn't remember what happened before, like everything went dim. I was in a couch near a fireplace. I noticed that it was nightfall and I wasn't home yet. Just when I was supposed to stand, someone caught my sight and I believe it was the person I tied my knot to.
"Whoa there," a slender boy caught me and gently pushed me back to the couch.
I stared at him for a few seconds, and he stared back. His eyes were impossible. I could see a thousand of emotions in his dark eyes. I stared for a longer moment, and then gasped.
He took me in his arms and hugged me too tight. I wasn't quite used to this, but when this slender boy did this, it was impossible to resist. It was like he used something on me that caused me to hug him too tightly also. But then I felt the knot between us and everything in my sight changed.
I realized that I love this boy strangely. Even though I don't know who he is, but there's some attraction that I couldn't explain. It was there in my heart. I was perfect—healed, as if there had never been a wound in the first place.
Who was this boy? And somehow, I felt like he was mine.
He pulled me away to stare at me again. I need to stretch my neck up as high as I can to reach the same level as his eyes. He held my chin up, using the thumb of his hand. He leaned in slowly and kissed my forehead softly.
His lips were warm and soft. I sighed when his lips touched my forehead. It was a feeling that I haven't even felt before. I looked at him, and now his face was centimeters apart from mine. I couldn't pull away, instead I blurted out.
"Who are you?" I choked out. He grinned and kissed the tip of my nose.
"I'm Embry Call, you're Bella Swan." He chuckled and leaned away, his face was blushing. Even though his body wasn't pressed against mine no more, he still held my hand that sent millions of electric signals through my arm.
"And suppose who are you Embry Call to hold this attraction I'm feeling?" I smiled and gazed at him dreamily. He looked at me with millions of emotions again. I was heart-melting.
And then I heard someone running toward us, his footsteps were hard against the wooden floor. He must be big. He must be . . . Jacob?
When Jake came into sight my Embry stood in front of me protectively, blocking my body.
"What do you want here Jacob? I thought I said everything to you?" Embry said, his voice furious.
"Haven't you told her about the, uh . . . thing?" Jacob said, he was a little breathless. His words were separated with deep breaths.
"I'll tell her all later." He looked at me with love and worried eyes; I couldn't help but stare back into his beautiful face.
"Bella?" Jacob glanced at me, but before I could respond, Embry growled at him.
"Sorry man, I was just checking up on her." Jacob said, palms up that reminded me of a suspect surrendering for a police. He backed away.
"It's my job to do that now." He said, his voice was rough and ragged. His grip on my wrists was tighter.
"Alright, catch up with you." Jake said before turning away.
Embry sighed and turned to look at me. My wrists were locked in his warm hand. He tucked my hair and placed it at the back of my ear. He held my cheek and then he smiled.
"I'll explain everything to you later, okay honey?" he kissed my forehead.
I couldn't help but sigh to enjoy the feeling.
He towed me outside and saw the beefy boy and Jacob sitting on a table outside. The beefy boy stood up when he caught our sight.
"Hi Bella, my name is Quil Ateara." He held out a hand for me to shake.
I held out my hand to reach for his when suddenly someone caught it before Quil. Embry growled at Quil and took my wrist to his. Quil was shocked while I saw Jacob rolling his eyes. I waved at him and he smiled in response. Embry looked at him angrily.
"Let's go," my Embry said softly as he towed me to my truck.
As soon as we reached my Old Chevy, he opened the passenger door for me and helped me get in. He reached the driver's seat and held my hand as he started the engine. The loud roar of the engine didn't bother him. He smiled all the way.
We reached an unfamiliar house in the trees. The house was small, yet elegant. It was simple but it looked beautiful in so many ways I couldn't explain. As I got off the truck, he ran to me and held my hand and towed me to the porch again.
He knocked the door softly and after 3 knocks, a tall, dark-faced man with shaggy black hair. He looked at Embry and me, his expression was unreadable at first but after a while, he smiled.
"Sam, this is Bella. Bella this is Sam. Sam, I imprinted on Bella." Embry looked shy as he introduced me to Sam.
I remembered that this 'Sam' was on the night when he left me. Though the nightmares are quite painful, it wasn't now because I'm with my boy.
"Well, congratulations!" Sam hugged Embry quickly. Embry looked like he was blushing under his brown skin. My face turned bright pink.
"Bella, you're very lucky to have a fine man like Embry. He'll be-" he wasn't able to finish when Embry caught his shoulder and cleared his throat.
"Oh yes, well . . . Let's see to it that it will be explained very well." Sam said.
I interrupted this conversation. "Thank you, Sam. I know that I'm lucky." Embry grinned and squeezed my hand gently.
"Good because I've got a lot of explaining to do," Sam and Embry both chuckled as we went inside the room.
Inside was spectacular. It was neat, simple and elegant like what I said. The house is in proper order and everything was in place. Not a single material scattered.
"Where's Emily?" Embry asked as he sat us down in the soft, smooth couch.
"Down with Harry. Sue wants to chat with her." Sam answered as he sat down the couch across from us.
"Oh," Embry looked away and rubbed circles at the back my hand. I squeezed his hand gently. He turned to me and grinned.
"Let's start." Sam finally said.
"Bella, do you now everything there is for an imprint?" He asked.
"No, haven't heard from it." Embry chuckled.
"It goes like this," Sam moved on "There are those bizarre things Bella, which mostly happens to our kinds."
"There is a legend called 'imprint.' This one means the strange time we find our . . . soulmates." He stared at me, I stared back. "It came from a well-known story that a time would come when we finally discovered who we are destined for each other. This happens all too quickly, even if you saw him/her for the first time." I looked at Embry.
"You mean, love at first sight?" I guessed.
"Not actually, it's much stronger. You couldn't know the kind of emotion you feel but love states it all."