Summary: The Cullens have left and now Isabella is alone. Over come with anger and hurt, she does the one thing no one thought was possible. She phases. Now Bella belongs to the La Push pack and has to deal with having the hot-headed imprinting on her. And if that isn't enough, the threat of Victoria still looms over Forks. Plus, the Cullens won't stay away forever.
Rating: M for language
Note: Okay, this fic was inspired by the song Howl by Florence and the Machine. Just something that popped into my head. This chapter is just an epilouge. Hope you enjoy.
Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers
Starts so soft and sweet and turns them to hunters
A man who's pure of heart and says his prayers by night
May still become a wolf when the autumn moon is bright
If you could only see the beast you've made of me
I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloody feet across the hallow'd ground
Howl - Florence and the Machine
Bella was cold. Very cold and lost and hungry. Plus, she couldn't find her way out of these damn woods. She had been stuck in here ever since Edward had sped off after breaking up with her. He didn't even have the decency to show her the way out of the freaking forest. And he knew she wasn't the most graceful of people. It was more likely that she would trip and pass out before she ever found her way out of the woods. Stomping her foot in frustration, Bella sat down against an old oak tree, tears welling up in the corners of her big doe eyes. The anger that seized her heart blurred her thoughts nd the tears blurred her vision, making it impossible to see where the hell she was going. Nevertheless, it would be better and easier to stay in one place, it would increase the chance of someone finding her.
Bella tried to calm herself down, drawing her knees up to her chest and placing her head between them. She didn't know how long she stared at the muddy ground- seconds, minutes, hours. All she could think about, anyway, was stupid Edward, stupid Alice, and the stupid Cullens. Bella was so caught up her in thoughts that she didn't even realize when she started to shake, huge body-racking shakes that shook her to the bones. However, eventually the shaking and the anger became too much for her. White stars exploded in front of her vision, temporarily blinding her. When she was finally able to see again, she almost wished that she couldn't. Instead of opening her eyes and seeing her hands, she opened her eyes to see two white paws.
Great. Just Great. As if she didn't have enough going on at the moment. She just had to turn into a wolf now of all times. But, before she could start to freak out completely, a loud voice interupted her.
Oh great. Bella thought. And now I'm hearing voices. I think I'm going insane.
You're not insane. The voice said. Just stay where you are.
Her body automatically locked inself in place, as if she was being controlled. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn't move a muscle.
A few seconds later, the bushes next to her started to rustle, before a monsterous black wolf pushed its way through and into the small clearing. As soon as the horse- sized wolf was in front of her, she was able to move again. Plus, despite the wolf's unusually huge size, she found hersel unafriad.
You're the voice in my head? Bella guessed silently. The black wolf nodded it's massive head in agreement.
I am Sam Uley, Alpha of the La Push pack. You already know the legends. We phase in order to protect the town from leeches...vampires.
Bella pawed the ground anxiously, feeling very intimidated from the Alpha's stare.
Yes. I know... of the La Push legends. I kind of made Jacob Black tell me them. She confessed. And I guess you know about the Cullens, then.
I do. Sam attested solmenly, touching his nose to hers. But you are pack now. Even though your are the first female to phase, we protect our females. So that meanes no more contact with the leeches, Isabella.
Bella bowed her head in submission. The alpha wolf regarded her for a few moments before nudging her with his snout.
Hold on. Sam thought to her before turning and bounding into the bushes again. A few moments later he returned. He was human again, wearing only a pair of cut-offs with a shirt clutched in his hands.
"Come on now, Isabella," He alpha-ordered her. "Phase back. I'll take you to my fiancé's house."
Bella's body started to shake and within seconds, she was human again, sitting completely naked on the forest floor. She blushed hotly as Sam gently pulled his shirt over her head, covering her up.
"Sam?" She asked as he pulled her off of the ground. "I'm really am a wolf, aren't I?" She questioned, unable to apprehend all that had happened in the past hour.
He just laughed deeply and nodded, before guestering at her to follow him.
Sam lead her just a short way through the forest to La Push, where they came upon a quiant cottage. He hustled her inside where they were met by a tall quileute woman. She had sleek, black hair and three long scars marred the right side of her face. But even with the blemish, she certainly was one of the prettiest woman that Bella had ever seen. She watched as Sam gently kissed the woman's scars before pecking her on the lips.
"Isabella, this is my imprint and fiancé, Emily. Emily, this is Isabella, she just phased today."
Emily smiled warmly at her before gasping sharply.
"But I thought only men could phase!" Emily exclamied. Sam winced slightly before answering.
"So do I. I guess fate just had other plan for Isabella." He set his black eyes on me in a hard stare.
"Well, it's great to meet you, Isabella." Emily said softly, pulling her into a massive hug.
"You too, Emily." Bella replied, pulling back to smile at the woman. She stood there awkwardly for a few moments before turning her attention over to Sam.
"Sam...?" Bella asked hesitantly, "What's an imprint?"
"Imprinting is what happens when we find our soul-mates." He looked over at Emily with adoring eyes. "When you look right in their eyes, its like your whole life changes and the only thing attaching you to the earth is them."
He leaned down and pecked Emily's cheek again.
Suddenly, he reached out and grabbed her, pulling Bella behind him. Amazingly, she didn't trip. Good to see that the fact that she could change into a giant wolf was good for at least something.
Right then, the door burst open, and in barreled four huge quileute men. They would have run her straight over if Sam hadn't pushed her away. They carried on over the door step, shoving each over playfully and joking loudly.
"Boys!" Sam snapped and immediatly all four men had their full attention on him. Before Sam could say anything, he was interupted
"Bella?" She heard, and peered around Sam's burly shoulder to see Embry staring at her. Next to him was Quil. They were Jake's friends that he had introduced to her before she had started dating Edward.
"Hi Quil, Embry." Bella muttered as the two boys gawked at her. She eventually let her eyes run over the other two men who where there. One in perticular. He was tall, easily a foot taller then her, with smooth russet skin and gorgeous, onyx eyes. As if the man could feel her stare, he brought his eyes up and they locked gazes.
Everything around her dissapeared. It was as if her and the man where the only two people left on earth. They only one that mattered was him. Wait, wasn't that was what Sam said before with...
Oh my god, oh my god, oh-
Before Bella could finish her thought, the man she had been staring at was already speaking.
Yup. That was a definately a good word for it.
Note: Sorry for the short length, but its only a introduction chapter. Also, sorry for the extreme lack of Paul, but he'll be in the next chapter alot.
So, should I continue or not? Love to hear your thoughts!