Chapter 13 – Scent and Payback

The weeks flew by and I felt as if I had always lived in La Push. Everything had changed since I left LA. Only weeks ago I had a slight dread of not fitting in here, not belonging, but it seems as if I had joined my family here. I belonged. Nat and I had become the best of friends. I had never had a friend that I was this close to. It seemed as if we had known each other for years, we knew everything about each other. She was truly an amazing person and for some unknown reason she had never had a best friend. I'm happy that I am that now though.

Quil, Quil, Quil, where do I start? Everything about him has made my living here all the more better. He was my soul mate and I am truly happy that I am the one for him, just like I know he is the one for me. It's strange been in a relationship and relying on someone else to make me happy. I never used to think that I need someone to make me feel safe and protected but now I can't think of life without him. I belong in this place, at this moment with him. This is the course that my life is meant to take and I can honestly say that I wouldn't want it any other way.

Well that's what I thought until Sam called a meeting with everyone that knew of the wolf secret. I was shocked and horrified at what I heard.

"Are they still here?" Billy asked Sam with a serious tone of voice. I had never heard Billy speak so stern before, he was always so carefree.

"We're unsure." Jared answered. "It's nothing to worry about though. The scent wasn't very strong; it was probably a vampire passing through."

Everyone nodded. I was nervous and so was Nat. All the others had that strange look of content written on their faces, they looked as if this information was nothing out of the ordinary, including Quil. I knew it was because Nat and I were both new to this magical world but I never thought that I would find myself thinking of all these risks in which have gathered up in my head, all of which are of Quil injured or dead. I shuddered at the thought.

A vampire scent had been picked up on La Push land. That's the reason behind the meeting, to make us all aware. The werewolves were going to take more patrols and we humans needed to look out for anything that is suspect. Not like I knew what I was looking for. I was clueless and judging by the look on Nat's faces so was she. We nodded anyway, knowing that we needed to help out.

My mind kept leading back to Quil been hurt. A few weeks ago when I first found about the wolves and the mythical world, I thought it was somewhat magical and that they were invincible but in the real world, they weren't. They are normal just like humans, they have their fights, not everything is prefect as I had thought when I was introduced into this world but I know that this is the place that I need to be.

"It's nothing to worry about, we can deal with this." Quil told me later that night. We were both laid on the bonnet of my car on the highest point in La Push. It was quiet there and Quil said he wanted to take me here for so long. I'm glad we finally had the chance, it was truly amazing and it made it even better to be here with Quil, the love of my life. The meeting had long time ended and we decided to have some alone time. He stroked the hair from my face and kissed my forehead. I clung to his chest and smiled up at him. "How about we go out for dinner tomorrow night? Just the two of us, we haven't had a proper first date."

I laughed and nodded. "That would be nice"

We both laid in silence for a few minutes. Quil was humming an unfamiliar tune to himself. I looked up at him and smiled. He smiled back. Once again, I was hit by the overwhelming feeling of love that I have for this man. The emotions made all my insides hurt, but it was a good kind of pain, a pain that I never wanted to end. "I love you so much Quil"

"I love you too" He winked at me. I giggled before I reached up and attached my lips to his. My lips gave off a spark and I couldn't get enough of him, I wanted him all. I trailed my hands to the back of his neck and pulled him down to me. His lips moved eagerly against mine and I didn't deny him when he pressed his tongue against the crease between my lips in order to part them. We didn't pull away in what seemed like ages.

I decided to take our make out session to the next level. I wrapped my leg over his and pulled myself up so I was on top of him. Our lips didn't part. My legs were on either side of his legs. He rested his hands on my waist, in a gentleman manner. I moved my lips away from his and pushed my forehead to his. "I want you" I whispered. I moved to kiss him again but this time he didn't respond.

"Bella. Stop." I heard him speak. I did has he said and moved my lips away from him. I was shocked. Why did the atmosphere suddenly change?

"Why?" I asked simply, still frozen with confusion.

"I don't think this is the right time." I moved off him and slid down the car until my feet hit the ground. I needed to be away from him because my thoughts had led to something that I never thought I would think as soon as those words left his mouth, am I not good enough for him?

"Do you love me?" I turned around to face him, he was now sat up. His lips were swollen from our kissing, he looked cute.

"I do love you Bella" He sighed.

"Then why?" I could feel the anger inside of me and the tears threatening to pour out.

"I just think we should wait!" Quil defended himself and rose to his feet.

"What can we possible wait for Quil? We already know that we are soul mates! What is there to wait for?"

"Bella, I want it to be perfect. I want our first time to be the most special moment that we share. I want to be with you in such a way that we are one, that we have that moment forever together. I want to treat you in a way that describes my feelings for you. I want you to feel my feelings." I almost melted on the spot at his sweet words and the way he spoke them. If possible I was even more in love with him "I can't give that to you on the bonnet of a car!"

I swallowed back the sobs that were in my throat. I knew he was right; we didn't want it to happen like this, here. It has to be romantic.

"Sorry" I looked up into his eyes. He had small tears in the corners that were close to falling. "I got caught up in the moment. You're right, it has to be perfect." He smiled and pulled me into a tight embrace. I was happy to be back in his arms. I felt at home.

"So what do you want to do now?" I asked after spending some time in the hug.

"How about we go and ruin Embry's evening by dropping in at his house?" Quil chuckled. I joined him. Embry had told everyone that he wanted alone time with Nat and no one was to disturb him.

"Yeah, let's go and get him back for all the times he ruined our alone time" With that we got back into the car and Quil started to drive in the direction of Embry's. It was a normal occurrence for Quil to drive my car everywhere. I don't know why, but it felt right with him driving. I can watch his expression of concentration. He always held tightly on to my hand as he drove, it was just... normal.

When we pulled up in front of Embry's house, we both turned and chuckled to ourselves. God, we're childish! We decided the best way to catch them by surprise, but yet not witness Nat and Embry going at it, was to knock and then match straight in. At least it gives them chance to stop any nasty business they were getting up to. So we did just that.

We strolled on into Embry's home as if we lived there. I was extremely thankful when we found Embry and Nat both fully clothed on the couch watching TV. They both jumped when we walked into the living room. Well, Nat jumped and Embry let out a very girly scream.

"What are you to doing here?" He shrieked. Nat just laughed and shook her head.

Quil collapsed onto the couch and pulled me down with him. "We're bored." He said in dull tone.

"Why is that my problem?" Embry's voice held anger in his tone.

"We're your friends Embry" I forged hurt.

"So..." He raised his eyebrows.

"It's not as if we were interrupting anything, you're only watching TV" Quil pretended that his eyes were glued to the screen.

Embry blushed.

"Oh no Quil, I see what was happening here!" I gasped out and put my hand over my mouth. "THEY WERE HAVING SEX!" I screamed and jumped off the couch and pointed to it. "ON THE COUCH." Quil jumped up as well, as if it had disease.

"I can't believe you two; I thought you were better than that!" Quil huffed.

"Yeah, at least do it in a bed, god!" I added. "That's it, we're leaving we cannot be in this room with you one more minute" I grabbed Quil's hand and pulled him out of the room.

Just as we were about to leave the house Quil shouted back, "I'm very disappointed" When we were in the security of the car we both burst into laughter. I was suprised that we hadn't laughed whilst we was in there. Nat laughed. She knew we was only joking, where as Embry looked as if he was going to die of embarrassment. Bless him.

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I couldn't think of anything funny, so you're stuck with that last part. I'm not in a very funny mood.

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