This is the sequel to Learning to Fly and it takes place from Leah's point of view:
I couldn't believe I was here. I didn't want to be here but my little brother was getting married and I had to be there. I sighed as I knocked on the door. I heard a lot of boisterous voices before Colin opened the door.
"I…what…you're here," he said somewhat stupidly.
"Yes I am," I said rolling my eyes pushing past him, "Let's get this over with."
I walked into the kitchen. There we so many memories of me walking into the kitchen that looked just like this. My brothers noisily sitting around the table talking and laughing while Emily cooked with the help from Kim, there were too many of them for Emily to cook on her own now. The talking stopped when they saw it was me. I soon found myself being scooped up into a hug by Embry.
"Lee you came," he said excitedly.
"Embry let me down," I said grumpily.
"You haven't changed," he said smiling at me, "I'm glad you are here."
"I couldn't let my brother get married without me being here now could I," I said, "You sure have been bothering me enough about coming up here."
"Thank you Leah," Embry said smiling at me.
"Yeah, yeah," I said rolling my eyes.
I hugged Emily before sitting down with my family and eating breakfast. Even though I hated being a wolf I still loved the brothers I had gained while being in the pack, not that I would admit that or think of that while in wolf form. We finished breakfast and I headed up stairs to change into the dress I had brought with me. I looked at myself in the mirror: I looked good. I hoped that there would be some single men there that weren't in my family.
I walked down stairs where I was met with strange looks from the pack.
"What?" I asked looking at them.
"When did you get a dress?" Jacob asked.
"When I moved away from you all to be a girl again," I said rolling my eyes.
"Don't you think that dress is a little short?"Asked Quil.
"It's down to my knee," I said rolling my eyes, "besides I can take care of myself if any guys ask me out."
After the guys changed we went to the church. I took a deep breath, something smelled different to me. I couldn't put my finger on it but I almost wanted to follow the scent. Soon the wedding started where a man walked the mother of the bride down the aisle. I stiffened as I looked at him.
"Impossible," I whispered as our eyes briefly met.
I had imprinted.
I blinked not believing what just happened. I was happy being single and dating casually. I was away from La Push where I didn't have to go places that brought back painful memories. I didn't want to imprint. I clenched my jaw, this wouldn't happen to me. I would stay for this, for a man I didn't know or want. I wanted to go back home and fall in love like some normal person.
"Leah are you ok?" Seth whispered.
"I'm fine Seth," I said.
Throughout the wedding I sent the boy dirty looks and my arms folded against my chest. Near the end of the ceremony I turned my eyes back to Embry and Sam, I didn't want to ruin this day for him. The ceremony was over soon and I felt like we didn't leave the church soon enough. I rode in the car with Seth, Brady, Colin, Quil, and Jacob. I folded my arms over my chest in my seat in the back between Brady and Colin.
"I can't believe we are going to a wedding where there aren't going to be any girls," Brady complained.
"Didn't you two get enough girls at Paul's wedding," I asked.
"Jealous Leah that we got someone when you didn't," Colin asked and I punched his arm.
"If you only knew," I whispered to myself forgetting I was around people who could easily hear me.
"What?" Brady asked me.
"Do you have a boyfriend we don't know about?" Colin asked.
"No," I said stubbornly.
"Leah," Jacob said turning to look at me, "What's going on, you've been acting weird ever since the ceremony started."
"I don't want to talk about it," I said just as we pulled into the reception site.
I stubbornly looked out the window to see the man I had (shutter) imprinted on walk by. All of the boys stared at me in shock.
"Oh my gosh," Jacob muttered, "It happened didn't it?"
"No," I lied putting my hands on my face.
"Leah we don't mind staying in here until you admit it," Jacob said.
"No," I said again.
"Leah," Jacob said in a low voice.
"You know you won't pull that alpha stuff on me right?" I asked.
"No," he said, "but we know you love us enough to admit that you've imprinted."
"I need a drink," I said.
"I think that is enough of a confession as any," Quil said smirking, "we had better get in before Embry kills us though Jake."
"Who would have thought Leah imprinted," Colin said.
"I know right," Brady said after got out of the car.
I punched both of them in the arm.
"Ow Leah," Colin said, "I think I have a bruise."
"Not that it won't heal by the time we get inside," I said, "and you two deserve it."
I folded my arms and smirked at two of my brothers as they rubbed their arms. I walked into the reception hall that was modestly decorated. I sat at the table with the rest of the wolves. I crossed my legs trying to ignore the desire to look at the man I imprinted on who was sitting near the Embry and Sam.
"So does this mean you are going to move here with us Lee?" Quil asked.
"Nope," I said.
"You know you can't away from him that long," Jacob said.
"Doesn't matter," I said, "I have my life and he has his."
"Poor Jeremy doesn't know what he is getting himself into," Colin murmured and I threw him a murderous glare.
"He isn't getting himself into anything," I hissed at him.
"Touchy much about the imprint Leah," Colin asked and I narrowed my eyes at him.
At that moment Embry led Sam to the dance floor. I watched him as he danced with her. I was happy for Embry, I had never seen him so happy before. I stiffened as I felt him move towards us.
"Hey guys," the voice said and I had to stop myself from looking at him and I focused my attention to Embry and Sam dancing.
The boys vocalized their hellos as he sat down next to Jacob who was sitting next to me.
"Jeremy I don't think you've met out sister Leah," Jacob said and I could hear a couple of the guys snicker.
I looked at Jeremy. He was tall, blond hair, and very blue eyes. He was muscular but not as much as my brothers were.
"Nice to meet you," he said reaching out his hand for mine.
"You two," I said no carrying that I sounded rude, I cringed when I saw hurt flash in his eyes.
I ignored that, I didn't need an imprint. Jeremy would never know and I could back to my life back at my new home. After that I just wanted to go to the hotel room I had booked. After an uncomfortable twenty minutes Embry came over.
"Hey Leah would you like to dance," he asked.
I nodded, I had to get away from the table.
"So," Embry said as he placed his hand on my waist, "I've heard you imprinted. Does this mean we'll see more of you?"
"Embry I can't move here," I said, "I have life away from here that I've worked hard for."
"Oh come on Lee," he said, "We could use you at the shop. I know you are working at a shop there but it would nice to have you back."
"I'm not coming," I said gently.
"Leah you can't stay away from him," he said.
"I have to," I said.
"Why?" he asked me.
"I don't want an imprint," I said, "I've seen how much it's hurt me."
"I know this is kind of mean of mean for me to say," Embry said, "Have you seen how happy Sam is? Have you seen how happy Quil and Jacob are? I know I've never been happier. You deserve this honey."
"I just can't," I said, "I promised myself a long time ago that I would fall in love with someone the normal way, the way it's supposed to work."
"I guess I can understand that," he said slowly, "I just hope you know what you are doing."
"I'll be fine Em," I told you, "I'm glad you found someone."
"Me too," he said smiling at me while glancing over at Sam who was dancing with him.
I looked away from them.
"So what are you doing in your shop of yours?" he asked.
"I do a lot of body work," I told him a sense of pride coming into my voice, "I have a lot of steady customers who want me to retouch up their cars and I've even done motorcycles. I really love it."
"I'm glad for you Leah," he said smiling at me.
"Thank you Embry," I said, "It was a beautiful wedding."
"Thanks Lee," he said as the song ended.
I gave him a big hug before he introduced me Sam. She was quiet and leaned against Embry we talked. She was perfect for him. Embry ended up pulling Sam away from me as another song started. I went over to the bar where I got a drink. I sat feeling miserable that I had come but I didn't regret it seeing as how happy it made Embry.
During my second drink Seth and Quil came and sat on either side of me, I was grateful for their quiet presents. Soon we said goodbye to Embry and Sam as they got into Embry's car which had decorations on it which I guessed Ness had put on their car. Seth took me to my hotel.
"Do you want to be alone," he asked.
I shook my head no. I was grateful for my brother, the one person I put my tough Leah personality go. When we got to my room I took my shoes off of my feet and looked down at the floor. I was so angry that tears filled my eyes.
"Leah shhh," Seth said sitting down and putting his arm around me, I realized that I was sobbing.
I didn't want this. I didn't want to be forced to love someone I didn't know or care about. I was angry. I had been through this before and I knew that I could make it through it again. I stopped my tears. I would be strong again and get over this like I did Sam.
Little did I know that getting over my unwanted imprinting would be harder than I could have imagined.