AN: Oops again! This isn't the last chap either…sike! My sis got really sick so there was a delay, now to the conclusion…enjoy!

A Special Gift for a Sad Girl

Chap10: A Special Gift


I rummaged through my trunk, grabbed her gift and closed it then eagerly ran back into the house where Seth stopped me by the steps.

"How is she doing?"-he asked concerned; I shifted the gift and put my hand on his shoulder.

"She's upset, but she'll be alright Seth don't worry. How are you holding up?"-he lost his father too after all.

"I'm fine as long as they are."-he said referring to Leah and motioning to a laughing Sue who was talking to my dad. I guess he was helping to keep her distracted and keep her mind off of everything too and thankfully from the looks of it he was doing a good job.

"Good,"-I said giving him a warm smile and squeeze of his shoulder then turned to go upstairs.

"Thanks Jake."-Seth said and I nodded. I saw my dad wink at me and I chuckled and rolled my eyes and made my way back up stairs. I saw Sam approach from the corner of my eye and turned to see what he had to say.

"Jake I just wanted to apologize for earlier, it's just that when it comes to Leah the imprint doesn't block all of my memories or feelings and I still feel like she's mine and I'm hers and that I should still be hers and her mine. It just hurts to know that she's not and that I caused her any pain, I just want what's best for her even if we can't be together anymore."-during his apology he had tears in his eyes the entire time and wouldn't hold my gaze.

I sighed and pat him on the shoulder. Damn he's fucked probably more than Leah or at least just as much. Dear Lord, please don't let me imprint- sincerely...Leah's…Leah's…what am I to Leah? What the hell am I thinking she might not even me like that.

"Don't worry about it Sam, I completely understand and empathize with you. If I lost Leah I'd be upset too. It's not your fault you didn't have a choice in the matter."-I spoke the last words loudly and looking directly at Emily and she looked down having the nerve I look a little ashamed…a little.

Sam followed my gaze and frowned sadly, but still had that stupid imprint shine in his eyes.

"I don't know what's been going on between you two lately, but she seems a little happier than usual, so I won't question it. But know if she so much as sheds one tears of sadness because of you I won't hesitate to make Billy have to plan for his only son's funeral."-his eyes darkened for a moment and he growled when he said the last part.

I have to admit I almost shit myself a little because damn he looked scary and I have no doubt he'd fulfill his threat.

"No worries Sam, and thanks."-he nodded and I continued up stairs.

I walked back into Leah's room and she was sitting where I left her.

"You want your Christmas gift?"-I asked smiling and her face lit up and she nodded enthusiastically looking adorable. I laughed and walked over to her and handed her a huge box.

She tore through the wrapping and tissue paper and I stood by nervously waiting her reaction. She gasped and her mouth hung open.

"Jacob where did you get this?"-she asked eyeing the painting. I walked over and sat next to her.

"Well I love that picture of you I have at my house where you're sitting on a swing smiling and I remembered that picture of Harry you loved where he was sitting in a chair hugging a pillow laughing, so I combined them in my mind and painted you sitting on Harry's lap instead of on the swing and his arms are wrapped around you instead of the pillow he was holding."-she sat there staring at the painting and tears welled in her eyes as she moved her hand over Harry's face.

"There's more."-I said gesturing to the rest of the contents in the box. She gasped again and started going through them.

"Jacob where did you get all of these pictures from?"-she asked in awe of the dozens of old pictures in the box.

"I went through some of my dad's old things and found them then had them restored and thought you would like to have them I mean you are in some of them after all."-there were pictures of just Harry and some of them together or as a family.

"What's this?-she asked holding up a disk.

"Well I found some old videos too and transferred them on a disk and made a montage and small story about you and Harry."-I said quietly

She started to cry and I panicked thinking I screwed up and she thought the gifts were cheap or something until she threw her arms around me.

"Thank you Jacob this is the nicest and most thoughtful gift anyone has ever gotten me. It's perfect, I love it thank you."-she whispered clinging to my neck and I held her close and kissed the top of her head, letting my lips linger.

"You're welcome."-I whispered and she pulled back and smiled at me before kissing me on my check making me blush harder than I have ever blushed in my entire life and unfortunately she noticed.

"Did I make Jacob Black true alpha of La Push blush?"-she teased poking my cheek like I did her earlier, making my face impossibly hot.

"There were extenuating circumstances."-I mocked her response from before and she giggled!

"Wow that is the second time I've made you giggle."-I teased and now she blushed and pulled away, hiding her face behind her hair.

"Don't get used to it."-she mumbled embarrassed.

"Why, I think it's adorable."-I said moving her hair out of her face shocking even myself and her head snapped up to look at me.

"Wh-what?"-she stuttered and I just went with it and pulled her to me and heard her heart rate pickup as did mine.

"You heard me I said it's adorable."-I whispered looking into her eyes and never wanted to look away. The moonlight lit her face to make her look out of this world gorgeous. She cleared her throat and turned her head.

"Hey look."-she said standing up and I reluctantly let her go, but stood with her and followed her gaze, but was confused as to what was so interesting.

"What is it?"

"Look, the vanity- it's perfect. The spaces left for pictures, the pictures you gave me."-she smiled brightly at me and so did I.

"Come on let's put them up."-I said and we got to work.

We laughed and joked the whole time and she explained the pictures she remembered, while steeling glances at each other making the other one blush or accidentally brushing against each other feeling sparks.

"Now what to do with the painting?"-she queried and I snapped my fingers and took the painting from her.

"Right here!"-I said as I placed it on the wall above her bed and she smiled that smile I was beginning to get addicted to.

"Perfect,"-she said nodding her approval as Michael Buble's "Grown Up Christmas List" started to play downstairs.

We stood for a moment just looking at each other until she looked down at her feet. I walked over to her watching her the entire time and wrapped my arms around her and heard her heat beat soar as she looked up.

"What are yo-you doing?"-she stuttered quietly.

"I believe you promised me a dance."-I said as I placed her hand in mine and pulled her flush against me with the other on the small of her back.

She stiffened at first, but then relaxed into my grasp as we danced slowly in the moonlight peering through her bedroom window as the snow fell. She placed her head on my shoulder and nuzzled my neck slightly making me shiver and suppress a groan.

"I'm sorry about how crappy things have been going for you lately."-I whispered still rocking back and forth; she lifted her head to look at me.

"It's not your fault. Things are starting to look better anyway." She paused nervously "Thanks Jake and not just for the gift, but for just talking and listening to me today. I didn't realize how much I needed someone to just…be there, so thank you."-she whispered sincerely.

"Anytime,"-I replied not breaking my hold or gaze.

"You really are beautiful Leah."-I told her and tightened my grip anticipating her slap or her trying to pull away, but to my surprise and delight she leaned into me more. My heart was hammering as I leaned down slowly and softly placed my lips on hers. She responded thankfully and I could hear both of our hearts pound trying to break through our rib cages.

I pulled her closer, if that's even possible, and closed my eyes as I slid my tongue into her mouth. When I sensually and slowly wrapped my tongue around hers she moaned and tightened her hold on my neck. I continued to caress her mouth with my tongue and she kept moaning and eventually so did I; it felt so good.

Reluctantly, and I mean reluctantly, I pulled away for much needed air and placed my forehead on hers never loosening my grip. She looked up at me through her lashes blushing.

"What was that?"-she whispered hoarsely.

"I couldn't help myself the mood was too perfect and you were just so…beautiful. You were always beautiful, but I've noticed just how much these past few weeks; I was just scared to admit it to myself let alone you. But an old man in a wheel chair helped me out with that."-I told her honestly.

"Well honestly I-I kind of like you, not to stroke your ego or anything."-she said and I smiled.

"You like me or you like me like me?"-I teased and she rolled her eyes but smiled.

"I guess I like you like you."-she said looking towards the window and I gently turned her head to look at me.

"I like you like you too."-she smiled at my words and I leaned back in and kissed her heavily, but stopped after her first moan before I lost control; there are wovles with super hearing downstairs after all.

"So where do we go from here?"-she asked with scared and hopeful eyes.

"How about we start off with a couple dates and then if they go well I'll pass you a note and ask do you want to be my girlfriend, check one for yes and two for no."-I smiled down at her and she laughed.

"Ok sounds like a date."-she said and I hugged her to me as tight as I could without hurting her and placed kisses starting from her neck and slowly worked my way up to her eyes bypassing her lips.

"Merry Christmas beautiful."-I whispered against her lips when I finally reached them.

"Merry Christmas handsome."-she whispered back and I kissed her like the first kiss, slowly but full of fire to savor everything in this very moment with the one girl who's been under my nose the entire time. This is the best gift I've ever gotten and certainly a Christmas worth remembering and one I shall never forget.

FIN :)

AN: Hope you like! Finally it's done yay. This had nothing to do with what I started out with at all, so I'll be writing that story along with a L+J, L+Ed, L+P, L+Em & maybe L+S one shots/shorts- wow that makes her seem like a whore lol. Still Blackwater devote though. But I'm going to get back into Flag On Play and post the next chap hopefully tomorrow or Thursday. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed/appreciated all of your reviews/adds *wipes tears* as always they are much loved.

To everyone out there in Winter Wonderland Merry Christmas from me to you!