Sorry for such a long delay. Leah's point of view:
Enjoy your date echoed through my mind. The kiss did more so. The touch of his hands over my legs made me shiver.
"So, what would you like to get?" my date said as we stood at the counter of the coffee shop.
I stared at his face, which seemed bland and boring. There were no blue eyes boring into mine that made me want him. There was no smile that made me weak. There was no draw to him. I was gone. I wanted, needed Jeremy, and I was okay with that.
"I'm sorry, I need to go," I said lamely.
"Figures," he muttered, shifting on his feet. "I knew there was something going on between you and that guy at the shop."
"Yeah … and I just realized, I'm sorry," I repeated. "You'll find someone."
"I need to go." I turned, not caring if I was rude.
I nearly phased to I could run quickly to find Jeremy, but moved as quickly as I could to the forest, thanking God that he lived near the forest so I could phase. I quickly removed my clothes and phased. I ran quickly as I could to his house. When I got to his backyard, I changed, not caring that was I was naked or who saw me, and dressed.
When I looked up from putting my shoes on, he was standing at the backdoor with Embry behind him, giving me a shy smile.
"You told him?" I asked Embry.
"I had to, for the both of you," Embry explained. He looked sheepish as if I'd be angry, but I wasn't.
My eyes fell on Jeremy, afraid of what he'd think. I swallowed as I stepped forward.
"I'm not afraid, Leah," he said gently with the same intense look on his face as he had before when we kissed. "I still want …"
He trailed off and looked over his shoulder to Embry.
"I'll see you two later then," Embry said, winking at me. "Go for it, Leah."
I smiled to myself as I walked slowly to the house. Jeremy met me in the middle.
"I'm sorry," I whispered. "I know I made you miserable."
"Leah, I'm a big boy," Jeremy said.
"But I can feel the discomfort," I said. "I thought it was my own, but I know I was making us both miserable."
He took my hand in mine. "You're worth it."
I smiled as he touched his forehead to mine. "Gosh, Leah. I want you to be mine in every way. Be my girlfriend."
"Anything and everything." I said, smiling before I kissed his lips.
He pulled me close to him, and I found myself being lost in his touch again. We made out for about ten minutes like a bunch of teenagers before he pulled me inside. I sat on his lap as we cuddled on the couch.
"So what did Embry tell you, exactly?" I asked.
"About you being a wolf and you imprinting on me and him on Sam," Jeremy said, as he ran his fingers along my jaw.
"Hmm." I gave him a gentle kiss.
"What I'd like to know is why you fought it so long," Jeremy said.
"My ex, the uh, first one of us to phase and imprinted on my cousin who was like my sister." I closed my eyes as I leaned into his arms. "I didn't understand it at the time, so you could say that imprinting left a bad taste in my mouth."
"I'm sorry that happened to you. He doesn't deserve you, and you're my woman." Jeremy kissed my neck.
I laughed and sighed as he assaulted my neck. "That feels so nice."
"I am good, aren't I?" Jeremy muttered, making me laugh.
We talked quietly, getting to know each other as we cuddled. Eventually I fell asleep against his shoulder. The next morning, I felt strong arms around me as I lay in a large, comfortable bed. Turning over, I rested my head on Jeremy's chest.
"Good morning, babe," he said in a low raspy voice.
"Good morning, boyfriend." He laughed loudly.
I looked into his large, blue eyes to see them dancing with joy. I lifted myself up to kiss him thoroughly. When we were done, both of were breathing hard and I put my head on his chest.
"I could get used to this, you know," Jeremy said.
"Me too." I sighed. "I do need to run back to my place to grab some clothes."
"You don't have to," Jeremy said.
"I do; these clothes smell." I wrinkled my nose.
"I … no, I mean. Well, maybe after today you wouldn't have to run back to your place," he said.
"Jeremy, what?" I sat straight up, and he leaned up on his elbows.
"Move in with me." He sat up too and took me into his arms.
"It's a little fast." I rested my chin on his chest just so I could look up on him.
"No, babe. It is, but it's not because I feel so much for you," Jeremy said, making my heart melt.
"You're adorable, you know that."
"I mean it, Leah. Please." He gave me his best puppy dog look, and I laughed.
"Okay." I reached up to kiss him again.
A few hours, one huge breakfast, and a lot of kissing later, Jeremy made our way to pack up my things at Seth's house. Holding hands, I opened the door and led him inside, where Seth was standing with folded arms.
"So, where have you been with my sister?" Seth asked, towering over Jeremy and me.
Jeremy's point of view:
I gulped as I eyed Seth leaning over me. Leah had gone upstairs to get her things, which she told me would only take a second. Seth, usually wasn't intimidating, but he was now.
"Can you tell me where my sister was all night?" he asked with his arms folded and usual smile was gone.
In my bed, I thought. But you wouldn't believe we didn't do anything.
"Seth, leave him alone," Leah yelled.
I smiled. My girlfriend was standing up for me. I desperately wanted to run upstairs and take her in my arms again.
"I know you'll be good to her." Seth shook his head. "You two have been grinning like crazy since you came in here."
"I guess we have," I said.
"Just promise me you won't hurt her," Seth said.
"I promise," I said. "I couldn't if I tried."
Seth huffed as Leah came downstairs, carrying two suitcases. "Leave him alone, Seth."
"I am, jeeze, Leah. You start dating and you get all possessive." Seth rolled his eyes.
"Ready?" Leah looked at me with those big brown eyes.
"Yes." I kissed her.
"Gosh, you guys are gross."
"Okay, we're leaving. Bye, Seth!"
"Bye, bye," Seth grumbled as we left.
"Are you ready, babe?" Jeremy asked.
"Of course." She leaned up and kissed me. "I'm so ready to start this with you."