In that moment it was as if nothing mattered, not the Cullens, not Edward or Bella, no one. It was his human mind connecting with his inner wolf, telling him that she's the only one that matters, that he must be what she needs, what she desires. She was his reason for existence; she must be protected and loved…
"Who are you and what are you doing in my house?" were the first words out of her mouth.
No warm greeting, no "hello, how are you doing?" which surprised him. Cordelia soon walked down and said something which Jacob wasn't paying attention to, he was too busy staring at the beauty in front of him and for the first time in his life he was baffled and before he knew it, Kyla had walked upstairs and he was outside, standing at the entrance of their home. What the hell just happened? He climbed onto his motorcycle and rode home, but when he arrived home all he could think of was Cordelias daughter. He didn't even eat dinner that night which worried his father.
"Jake, are you feeling okay?" his dad wheeled into the werewolf's room.
"I'm fine, dad," Jacob was lying in bed without a shirt, the moonlight streaming into his bedroom.
"You didn't eat dinner, aren't you hungry?" Billy asked in concern.
The young man sat up and said bluntly, "Dad, I imprinted today."
Billy just sat there for a moment, grinned and nodded. "That's what I was afraid of," he muttered.
"What?" Jacob was nothing but confused by his father's reaction. "I thought you would be happy for me, I've finally found my soul mate," he said as he stood up and walked into the kitchen. He was hungry.
"Jake, I know that Charlie and I sent you over there to help, but that was before we found out a little more information about them," Billy paused. "They move about five or six times every year, now we don't know why, but I suspect that someone's after them."
"Okay, but that doesn't change the fact that I've imprinted on Kyla and if someone's after them I can protect her and Cordelia," Jacob stated confidently.
"Son, I think you should stay away, just until we figure things out," said Billy worriedly. "It's for the safety of the people."
"So now they're a danger to the town?" Jacob scoffed. "You sent me over there, dad, this is partly your fault. You know I can't stay away, not even if I tried."
Billy sat in quiet thought for a moment. "Bring her by the bond fire tomorrow," He said before left the kitchen.
Sighing a bit concerned, Jacob just took a bite out of the apple he grabbed from the fruit basket on the counter. Why can't things just be simple for once? He asked himself quite exasperated.
The next day as he was leaving his house to go to the Neiths residence, Alice Cullens drove up, which was a surprise. Great, I wonder what she wants. He just sat on his motorcycle as she pulled up beside him and rolled down the driver side window.
"We need to talk," she said without preliminaries.
"Nice to see you too, Alice," was his sarcastic response.
"It's about the newcomers," The dark haired, pale skinned beauty turned off her "Audi" and stepped out of the car. "I saw one of them yesterday."
Jacob crossed his arms, "And?"
"She's not as innocent as you may think, Jacob," she stated severely.
"Why don't you just tell me what your vision was so I can be on my way," he said impatiently.
Alice sighed. "That's just it, I couldn't see anything."
"So what, she's another 'Bella'?" Jacob asked in dread.
"I don't know, just be careful," she had a strange look of compassion on her lovely features which really weirded him out.
He started up his bike and said before riding off, "I can take care of myself. You and your family stay out of this."
Alice watched him as he rode off on his "Ducati" motorcycle. "It's too late," she whispered.
Jacob finally arrived at Cordelia and Kyla's house; he parked his bike on the side and saw Kyla walking up to the front door and quickly caught into step with her. She was rude and he kind of hated the fact that she was the one he had imprinted on. Anyway, he really didn't give her choice but to go to the beach with him, she hesitantly agreed only because she knew he wasn't going to leave her alone.
He waited downstairs for her to change; the sun was already beginning to set, so he knew everyone was at "La Push". I'm always late, he sighed. Two or three more minutes passed before Kyla walked down wearing straight leg blue jeans, a loose navy blue sweat-shirt and black sneakers. Her long light brown hair was down in its natural wavy splendor.
"Okay, I'm ready," she sighed.
He couldn't help but to smile as he followed her, she was just so beautiful, even in the plainest clothes.
"What?" she apparently caught him staring.
"Nothing," he continued to follow her to her car. "So, you're driving? Do you even know where 'La Push' is?"
She stopped and just looked at him for a moment.
"Come on, we'll take my bike," he insisted as he walked to the side of the house.
"But it's cold," she whined.
Sighing, he took off his leather jacket and threw it around her shoulders, "here."
"You really don't have to do this, Jacob," she said slipping her arms through the sleeves.
He was already sitting on the bike and she just seemed to stand there cluelessly. "Would you get on already," he ordered as he turned on the motorcycle.
She rolled her eyes and hopped on behind him wrapping her arms around him, holding on. Smirking, slyly Jacob took off faster than usual so that she'd squeeze him tighter. She squealed and exclaimed in disdain, "You did that on purpose!"
"I wouldn't," he said with a smile.
Soon they arrived at "La Push", just following the smoke they came upon the bond-fire and around it sat Billy, Embry, Quil, Leah, Seth and a few other friends. "Hey guys," Jacob greeted them.
Everyone looked at Jacob then at Kyla and suddenly it became quiet.
"This is Kyla Neith," He introduced the woman he had imprinted on.
"Please, sit," Billy said to the two as conversations began to start up again.
Jacob sat next to his dad and Kyla sat in between Jacob and Seth.
She's probably uncomfortable. He looked at her; she glanced back at him and just grinned. A smile gradually appeared on his face.
"I'm Billy, Jake's dad, the little guy sitting next to you is Seth, that's Leah, Embry, Quil," the father just continued around the circle introducing her to the rest of the people there.
"It's uh, nice to meet you all," she announced as she pulled her legs to her chest.
"So, Kyla, how do you like it here?" Seth asked curiously.
She glanced over at the young boy, then at Jacob and Billy before answering, "It's a big change from where I used to live."
"Where was that?" Leah asked, seemingly suspicious.
"New York," she replied nonchalantly.
"Why'd you move," Embry asked more curious than suspicious.
Jacob couldn't help but to think that his dad was to blame for the "20 questions" game being played with Kyla. I knew this was a bad idea. Surprisingly, though, she was handling it pretty well.
"Well, we really didn't have a choice," she replied hesitantly.
"Why?" Seth inquired.
Jacob decided to intervene, "okay, 'twenty questions' is over, guys."
Kyla glanced at the young man quickly and smiled graciously. In turn he winked at her.
As the rest of the night passed, everyone began to walk off, taking strolls along the beach. Leah took Kyla on a walk and left Jacob, Billy, Embry, Quil and Seth sitting at the bond fire.
"So, what do you guys think?" Jacob asked the four.
Seth put his two-cents in, "I think she's beautiful."
"She seems nice," Embry put in.
"And kind hearted," Quil said after.
Billy stayed silent for a few moments. "I suppose we could trust her for now," he stated. "But I want you to be careful, son."
"Didn't we already have this conversation, dad?" Jacob said in annoyance.
Billy exhaled in worriment for his son as Seth changed the subject and began talking about a weird itch he's been getting in the back of his ear when he's in werewolf form.
"Dude, you have fleas?" Embry laughed.
"No," Seth exclaimed.
Jacob, Billy, and Quil joined in on the laughter.
"Guys this isn't funny, what if it's serious?" Seth said seriously.
Quil chimed in, "Why don't you try taking a bath?"
Again laughter filled the air around the bond fire.
Jacob glanced over his shoulder and saw Leah and Kyla in the distance; he couldn't help but wonder what they were talking about. He also couldn't help feeling very protective of her. I wonder if she'd freak out if I told her what I am…