Summary: The Cullen's have left and now Isabella is alone. Overcome 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 Paul imprinting on her. And if that isn't enough, the threat of Victoria still looms over Forks. Plus, the Cullen's won't stay away forever.
Rating: M for language
Note: Thank you all so, so much for all of your reviews! They are what keep me writing! Also, I want to thank all of you that favorited/alerted!
Also, a big thank you to my beta, Caila, for taking the time to help me with this chapter! Couldn't do it without her!
Sorry for the super late update! My laptop broke, so I had to go back and forth between multiple computers in order to finish and upload the chapter. But, my laptop is now fixed, so chapters should be coming more often now. Plus, one of my friends has just been diagnosed with cancer, so these past few months have been...shitty to put it plainly.
Here are the answers to some of your questions:
Yes. They will eventually figure how Bella is able to phase. All the mechanics and details to that will be worked out in future chapters.
Also, Paul will accept the imprint soon, but him and Bella won't actually get together for a while yet, for the sake of the story. It wouldn't be believeable if they got together super quickly.
Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight. All rights belong to Stephanie Meyers. No copyright infringement intended.
Weep for yourself, my man,
You'll never be what is in your heart
Weep, little lion man,
You're not as brave as you were at the start
Rate yourself and rake yourself
Take all the courage you have left
Wasted on fixing all the problems that you made in your own head
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
CHAPTER 3: LIONS
The hard soil of the forest bared the brunt of her scarcely contained anger. Her paws thumped down harshly on cold, matted dirt as she galloped at full speed towards her destination. Bella swallowed harshly, partly in nervousness. Her throat flamed at the motion, having gone dry as chalk in flat-out dread. Her emotions were on overload. Never before had Bella felt so much at one time.
The closer she advanced to the Black's house, the louder the horrifying sound of snarls became. After Quil had come and delivered the news of Jacob's distress, Bella had took off running. She had only paused once, in order to grab some much needed clothes, which were now tied to her furry ankle with a strip of worn down leather.
With one last leaping stride, she broke through the edge of the forest and onto Black property. Bella followed the sounds of animalistic growls to the small clearing behind the garage. She scampered over the uneven, broken ground and peered behind the garage, blocking her thoughts so the pack wouldn't notice her presence. A large russet wolf, almost as monumentous as Sam, was being taimed by two wolves she recongized as Jared and Embry. Bella was certain that the strange wolf was Jacob.
She watched, hidden, as the dilemma started to become unmanageable. Jacob growled and spat and bit everything in sight. It was then Bella wondered when the pack had turned into such lions. With a thundering roar, she hurdled head-first into the brawl. Bella crashed straight into Jacob's side, causing him to ricochet into a nearby tree. He lay there for a few moments, stunned at the sudden impact that had winded him briefly. Bella took this time to saunter over to him, giving him a slight warning growl to stay in place. She turned and motioned at the others to leave, and they begrudgingly did so.
Jacob! She snarled at him after they left. Stop this nonsense!
Jake's chocolate eyes narrowed at her before he took a step back, dipping his massive head in shame.
But Bella... It's not fair. He whined at her mentally, pawing the ground with his claws.
I'm sorry, but life isn't fair, Jacob. Bella admonished sternly. What's done is done, Jake, you can't change fate. The result will be disasterous.
Jacob glared at that and rose up to his full height, towering over Bella's much smaller wolf. She stared unflinching back up at him.
I know, it's just- He broke off with a harsh snarl. I just wanted to be the one to imprint on you. But now Paul is the one? How can that be true? The guy couldn't stay in a committed relationship even if his life depended on it! Jacob grated out the insult harshly.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Black.
Their heads whipped to the other side of the clearing when the sudden sound of Paul's voice entered their minds.
No, really! It's very much appreciated. Paul continued dryly, his sarcasm blazingly obvious to both of them.
Enough with the hostility, guys. Let's just phase and head over to Sam's, okay? Without waiting for a reply, Bella bounded into a nearby bush to phase and pull on some clothes.
By the time she returned to the clearing, the boys were already done and waiting for her. They were standing at least ten feet away from each other and were glaring heartily at each other. The tension between the two males was so thick, Bella could cut it with a knife.
"Well," She inquired, raising an eyebrow at the two males, "Are you coming or not?" The boys glared at each other one more time before following her to Jake's car.
Bella lingered outside as the boys went ahead into Sam's house. The ride over had been increasingly awkward. None of them had any idea of what to say, so the three of them had sat in an uncomfortable silence.
With a heavy sigh, Bella curled up on Emily's porch swing. It was almost six at night and she still had to get home and make dinner for Charlie. Plus, she had to ask him about her lineage so she could figure how in hell she was able to turn into a freaking wolf. Yep, that was definately high up on her to-do list.
With one last glance at the Alpha's house, Bella phased and started out towards the boundry line. It was time to go home.
Tremble for yourself, my man,
You know that you have seen this all before
Tremble, little lion man,
You'll never settle any of your scores
Your grace is wasted in your face,
Your boldness stands alone among the wreck
Now learn from your mother or else spend your days biting your own neck
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
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