Envying Leah Clearwater

A three shot, about those moments when Emily realizes that she envies Leah Clearwater.

Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters, just the ideas.

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Part 1

Their screaming woke me up. I looked over at Sam but he was dead to the world, I wished I could sleep like that. I heard more screaming. I checked my bedside clock. 2am. Couldn't they ever fight at a decent time when people weren't trying to sleep?

"Get out of my house you jerk!"

"Get a grip Leah!"

"Out!"

God they were at it again. I walked over to my bedroom window and looked out into the street. I wasn't surprised to see Embry Call storming from the Clearwater house in only a pair of jeans. Leah was stalking after him carrying his t-shirt ranting and raving. She threw his shirt at him angrily and Embry caught it glaring at her. I pushed the window open slightly so that I could hear them more clearly.

"I don't understand why you are so upset Leah, most girls would have been happy their boyfriend proposed to them and actually wanted to marry them," Embry was saying loudly as he tugged on his shirt, before glaring at Leah.

"Most girls don't have to worry about their boyfriend leaving them when he finds his imprint," Leah spat at him, not lowering her voice either. It was like they didn't see anyone but each other; no one else existed except her and Embry. The fire in their eyes was electric as they glared each other down. It started raining, but neither appeared to notice as the raindrops drenched them.

"Leah, I don't know if I'll imprint, you don't know if you'll imprint but I do know that I love you and I don't give a shit about imprinting. I want to be with you and only you for the rest of our lives, but you are such a stubborn bitch that you can't see that and if you keep pushing me away like this, there will come a time when I won't come back and you will end up bitter and alone," Embry growled at her with frustration, his words hitting Leah like a brick wall.

Leah didn't say anything; she just continued staring at him, her face softening. Embry sighed deeply shaking his head then he turned and started walking away.

"Embry I love you," Leah called out to him in a voice choked with emotion and Embry turned to look at her, "And I do want to marry you, I do."

Embry strode towards her and as thunder crashed around them he grabbed her face and kissed her passionately. They clung to each other as though they couldn't live without the other. Their kisses weren't soft and gentle the way Sam was with me, they were desperate and rough; they were seeking comfort in each others arms for the harsh words they had spoken just moments before. They finally pulled away from each other laughing as they looked up at the sky. Embry kissed Leah's forehead gently.

"Come on, lets get you out of these wet clothes," I heard him say cheekily and he and Leah returned to the Clearwater house shutting the door behind them.

I stood there at the window after they were gone. Sam had never kissed me like that, like he couldn't live without me. He always held me and kissed me gently, like I was a delicate piece of china. We had never had a fight like that, or kissed in the middle of the road oblivious to rain. Sam always kept me protected. A part of me wished that Sam would be like that with me. I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep and I wrapped a thin shawl around my shoulders and headed for the back door. I went out into the back yard and taking a deep breath I ran out into the rain. The drops drenched me to the skin and I laughed looking up at the sky. This was nice, this not being protected and perfect; this must be how Leah felt all the time.

"Emily, there you are, what are you doing out here?" Sam came to the doorway, concern in his voice and on his face. I turned to him smiling.

"I just wanted to go for a walk."

"But it's raining," Sam pointed out needlessly and I held out my hand to him.

"I know, isn't the rain wonderful Sam?" I asked him and Sam walked out in the rain with me, placing a warm arm around my shoulders frowning. I wrapped my arms around his waist and looked up at him, "Kiss me."

Sam gave a small smile and kissed my forehead chastely. I was severely disappointed.

"It's raining Em, lets get you inside, I don't want you to catch a cold," Sam scolded me guiding me inside and I turned to look back out in the rain before Sam closed the door.

It was at that moment when I really started to envy Leah Clearwater.