Chapter 1 - Little Sister Big Sister

Indigo blue eyes looked out the window as the plane floated down from the clouds as it carefully came in for a safe landing at Port Angeles Airport. The plane came to a complete stop as the 5'8" girl with the raven colored hair stood up from her seat and gingerly shouldered her backpack over her right shoulder. She winced at the pain in her ribs. Her whole body was sore from head to toe. She was relieved as she stepped off the plane and walked down the tarmac to the airport.

Sam chuckled as he watched Emily bounce back and forth from one foot to the next. Sam wrapped his arm around her waist and kissed her temple, "Calm down babe...She'll be here soon." Emily beamed, "I know I'm just excited! I haven't seen her in a few years. I'm surprised the courts are even letting her come live with me." Sam scowled, "After what she's been thru you're little sister needs some kind of love. Clearly your mom isn't much of the loving type."

Emily frowned as she looked up at Sam with sadness in her eyes, "Step mom. My dad married her mom and they had her, then the fighting ensued and then Sandra just up and took Linda away. I'm glad Linda kept in touch with me." Sam moved Emily's hair out of her face as he leaned down and placed a soft kiss on her lips, "Don't worry...Linda will love it here. I promise."

Emily looked towards the doorway when she saw her little sister walked through the doors. A smile adorned Linda's face as Emily ran over and then held each other as tight as they possibly could. Linda pulled back she studied Emily's face. The three scars that marred the right side she was used to. The bear attack had been years ago. "My beautiful sister. How I missed her." Emily giggled as she hugged Linda tightly again, "The feeling is mutual kiddo."

Sam's deep voice brought both of the girls out of their family reunion, "Ladies are we going to sleep in the airport tonight or would we like to make it home before night fall?" Emily and Linda both giggled as Sam leaned down and hugged Linda as he kissed the top of her head, "Welcome home Linda." Linda smiled softly, "It's good to see you again Sam. I'm glad you're taking such good care of my big sister." Sam chuckled, "I don't know what else to do with my time other then take care of her. Sometimes I think she takes care of me and my friends more. You know her and her unrelenting cooking."

Emily and Linda locked arms as they followed Sam over to baggage claim as Linda pointed out her two large red suitcases. Sam grabbed the bags as he led both of them out to his pick up, just letting them catch up. They definitely needed it. On the ride back to La Push, Emily and Linda made small talk while both picked on Sam and his driving. He growled them a few times all in good fun. Emily giggled, "You do realize come Monday morning we got you enrolled in La Push High for your Jr. Year. Some of Sam's friends go to school there, they are like our kids, I swear it's hard to see them all growing up so fast. I can't believe they are all juniors with you." Linda laughed, "Yea well a few more months and well be seniors."

Emily groaned, "God please don't remind me." Sam chuckled as he finally pulled into the drive way, "They are gonna have to grow up some time Em." Linda slid out of the truck as they all walked into the two story house. Sam placed Linda's suitcase in the spare room for her as Emily stated warming up dinner, she looked over at Linda, "If you wanna go clean up or change before dinner go for it. The boys will be here in a while and dinner will be ready by then."

Linda nodded as she went upstairs and found the spare room, she flipped her suitcase open and got clean clothes out and went and showered. As she dried off she looked at herself in the mirror. The deep purple bruises on her ribs cage, stomach, thighs, upper arms and forearms were still clearly visible. They really couldn't disappear fast enough for Linda. She pulled on her clean jeans and a red long sleeve, her long raven hair was down to the bottom of her rib cage as she walked downstairs completely barefoot.

Linda's eyes grew wide as she walked around the corner into the kitchen to be met by several shirtless guys who were all six foot and taller. They were only clad in cut off shorts. Linda smirked, "Wow...Where I come from Emily. No shirt and No shoes, means no service." Emily couldn't help but started laughing hard as she leaned against Sam while he chuckled a bit. The astonished looks on the guys faces when they turned and saw a younger version of Emily standing in the kitchen only with blue eyes and a wicked glint in her eyes.

Sam still couldn't stop chuckling, "Guys this is Emily's little sister Linda. Linda that is Jake, Quil, Embry and Jared. Were missing a few people cause they are working tonight at a job site near the Canadian border. You'll be able to meet them in a few days." Linda smiled as she sat down at the table with the group of large guys. They all started eating and Linda couldn't help laughing when the guys alone had at least three helpings of food.

Linda could eat but damn these guys would EAT.

As she drifted off to sleep that night she could already feel like things were starting to turn around. She just hoped the feelings were right.