The Twilight Twenty-Five
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Prompt: # 1
Pen Name: Paralighter4ever
Word Count: 414
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He just didn't understand! I tried to explain how or why this happened to my dad, why I was growing feelings for Seth. But I couldn't. I loved him. I just loved him.
I loved Jacob too. But, when I spent more time with Seth, I felt this draw towards him. Like magnets. Like when Mom moved with Dad. They told me all the stories of their love story, and I wanted that. I wanted to be able to share my life with someone, no secrets, no lies, all openness. And I felt that with Seth.
Jacob was my best friend; we did everything together. But when he wanted more, I pulled away because I felt love for someone else.
My dad didn't understand, Jake's wolfy brothers didn't either. His father, I thought, understood, because there was a small chance this could happen. Not all imprints stayed together.
When I was with Seth, I felt like all of my issues went away, for awhile. We'd kept our relationship a secret because we didn't know how anyone else would take it. But Alice saw a vision of us…in an intimate position in his car, and my dad freaked out. Our fight alerted the family, and I finally told them.
I thought Mom would understand the most, since she went through a similar situation with Dad and Jacob. But she didn't say anything! She just stood there and let Dad yell at me! What kind of mother did that?!
I cried myself to sleep every night for the past week. Dad said I couldn't see Seth anymore. I heard Mom's footsteps walk into my room, and I buried myself into the covers.
I felt the bed shift as Mom sat down and lowered the covers from my head.
"You didn't protect me," I whispered.
"I know, I didn't because I wanted to make this decision on your own. I went through the same thing, and I chose what my heart told me," she said, tucking my hair behind my ear.
"And your heart chose Dad?"
She smiled, and nodded.
I sat up and hugged her. "I love Jacob, but I love Seth more. I want a life with him, like you and Dad have."
"And you can have that, Jake will understand." Mom rubbed my back, and I felt two years old again.
"But what about Dad?"
"Oh, you just leave your dear, old Dad to me," she winked, and wiped my tears away.