This is my new Embry/Oc fanfic starting off with Sam's point of view:
I quietly place a stuffed bear into a box. I felt nervous as if all of the plans of moving were finally real to me now. I had finally decided to move with my big brother, Jeremy, to start a different life than the one I had here.
I loved my parents but I needed to learn to spread my wings. Too often I found myself spending more and more time at home rather than getting out with friends. I needed a change and I hoped it would come by moving with Jeremy and getting a new start there.
"Are you sure you want to do this," mom asked for the millionth time as she sat on my bed helping me fold clothes and place them into a box while I put other items into another box.
"I just feel like I need to go mom," I said sighing.
"I know dear," she said smiling sadly at me, "I just worry about you."
"I'll be fine," I said, "I'll be with Jeremy and he mentioned about getting me a job at the shop."
"But that isn't a done deal," she said worrying.
"I'll find something," I said, "my old job said they would give me a reference and everything."
"Just don't want you to go," mom said looking at me.
I stopped placing items into the box and looked mom.
"I know," I said, "I just…want something different. Like there is something I need to do or see. I can't live with you and dad forever."
"I understand sweetheart," she said looking down at her hands, "I just am going to miss you and Jeremy even more now that both of you are going to be gone."
"Oh mom you'll be fine," I said sitting down next to her.
"I hope so," she said looking up at me, "I am happy for you though; I do think this will be good for you."
"Me too mom," I said smiling at her, "I'm scared though too."
"That's normal," she said, "You are going through a big change."
"Here are a couple more boxes," dad said coming in through the doorway.
"Thanks dad," I said standing up and grumbling about how much packing I had left.
After a few more hours of work, thanks to my mother's help, I stood looking at my now empty room expect for several boxes that still had to be moved to the truck. That night I slept restlessly in anticipation for the next day. I woke early and showered quickly before eating a light breakfast with my parents as they drank their coffee. After waiting a half an hour after I finished my breakfast I knew it was time to stop putting off the inevitable and finally get going.
I grabbed a few more last minute items before heading out to the truck.
"I'll miss you daddy," I said as I turned to hug him.
"I'll miss you too sweetie," he said patting me on the back.
I turned to my mother who had tears running down her face.
"Oh mom," I said giving her a hug.
"I can't help it," she said, "I'm going to miss you so much."
"I'll miss you too," I said honestly.
"Call us as soon as you get there," mom said.
"I will," pulling away from her and getting into my truck.
I started the engine and look at my house and parents one more time before leaving. The drive didn't take as long as I thought it would, only about three hours until I pulled into my brother's house. I smiled as I saw my tall lanky brother come out of the house. Jeremy and I, just like my parents and I, were close to each other. I walked to him quickly, realizing how much I had missed him and hugged him tightly.
"I was wondering when you would get here," he said.
"I'm here now," I said pulling away and looking up at him.
"So do you want to start unloading or do you want to grab lunch first?" he asked.
"Um I'll say lunch knowing you," I said, "Do you have anything in the house besides ketchup?"
"You know me too well to know I don't," he said grinning at me.
"I thought so," I said grinning back.
"Plus I couldn't let you cook after driving up here," he said.
We climbed into Jeremy's car talking about how our parents were doing as he took me to a small diner near his place. We sat at the booth near the back, which was perfect to talk and get caught up.
"So tell me about work," I said as I took a long drink of soda.
"It's great," he said, "I usually can make my own hours and the guys are great."
"The guys?" I asked.
"Yeah the shop is owned by a bunch of brothers," he said, "I've become close friends with them."
"Oh that is nice," I said.
"I'm sure you'll meet them soon," he said, "we usually hang out together often. I may have some of them com e to help us unload everything."
"I wouldn't want to bother them," I said.
"They wouldn't mind," he said, "especially if we order pizza."
"I guess," I said shaking my head.
We ate our food and talked for half an hour after we finished eating our food. We drove back to Jeremy house, my house now too, in silence. When we arrived there were two very large men standing in the drive way of the house. Both had dark skin and black hair and I felt immediately intimidated.
"Those are the people you work with," I asked.
"Only two of them," he said, "I work with two others and I think they have more family members that live in Washington."
"Oh," I said timidly getting out of the car.
"Hey guys," Jeremy said smiling at the two, "thanks for coming."
"No problem," one said, "I'm Jacob and this is Quil."
"Hello," I said quietly.
"Are the rest of the guys coming over?" Jeremy asked.
"No they are staying late to finish up some cars in the shop," Jacob said, "I hear we may have someone new to help us with the shop."
"I don't expect for you to give me anything right away," I said quickly.
"We sure can use your help," Jacob said, "Just someone to stay upfront and help out with customers so we don't have to keep going back and forth."
"If you are sure," I said.
"We're sure," Quil said.
"Alright," I said smiling.
It seemed to me that Jacob and Quil would be easy to work with their easy going attitudes. We took a couple of hours to unload the boxes and set up my bed, dresser, and bookshelves in my room. I unpacked and after several hours I took a shower before collapsing in to bed. The next couple of days went by quickly and I got settled into my new home. I went grocery shopping for us and Jeremy admitted that he missed having a meal at home during the dinner I made for him and me that night. Before I knew it Monday morning came and Jeremy and I were driving to work. I hadn't felt so nervous in my life.
"You know you'll be fine," Jeremy reassured me.
"I hope you are right," I told him, "You know how I am at meeting new people."
"You like Jacob and Quil," Jeremy reminded me.
"Yes maybe because I met them at the house," I said, "what if the others don't like me or what if I mess something up."
"It's your first day," he teased me; "You are bound to mess something up."
"Oh gee thanks," I said shooting daggers at him.
Before long we pulled into a small garage and I could see Jacob and Quil working on some cars with some other men I didn't know. Quil smiled at me while looking up briefly before turning back to his work while Jacob made his way out of the garage to meet us.
"Hey Jeremy, Seth needs your help on the car you started on Thursday," Jacob said, "Sam I'll show you around."
I followed Jacob into a small lobby that had a counter, several waiting chairs, and a counter. He showed me how to use the computer which I was able to pick up pretty quickly.
"Well I think you'll be alright," Jacob said after we worked to help several of the customers, "I'll be in the back if you need anything."
"Sure," I said quietly.
After a couple of hours later I felt like I had gotten the hang of doing the job and I helped several of the costumers on my own without any help was when it happened. One of the workers who I hadn't met came into the room to talk with one of the people's car. He stepped into the room looked at me and froze. His eyes narrowed and his large hands flexed on his clip board before talking to the customer. After they were done and I printed their receipt I looked to the large man while his eyes ran over me making me fell as if he was angry at me for something.
"I'm guessing you are Sam?" he asked.
I nodded feeling extremely intimidated.
"Great," he said almost sarcastically while he slumped his shoulders before exiting out the door.
I stood frozen looking at him leave. What was that all about I thought? Did I say something to him, was he upset that I got a job here? A lot of these thoughts ran through my mind of why he reacted to me that way.
"Hey are you ready to go?" Jeremy asked me coming into the room, "We just finished up for the day. Hey are you alright?"
"Yeah just…just girl hormones," I lied.
"Oh right," Jeremy said looking a little uncomfortable as if he didn't want to deal with any of these female hormones.
I followed Jeremy out of the shop but not before glancing into the back where I saw the tall man frowning at me through the window. I looked down at my feet feeling let down that I had made someone upset at me during my first day of work. I felt sad that I felt disappointed that my new job may not be going as I had hoped.
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