Pairings: Jacob/Edward, some Rosalie/Bella, insinuated other slash werewolf/vampire pairings
Disclaimer: Don't own
Summary: Jacob is in denial. Bella is his sister. Edward is in his mind. And apparently, according to Alice, everyone in the wolf tribe are destined to imprint on a vampire...and will also catch a case of the Gay Flu too. Yep. Jacob's in denial.
A/N1: Severely AU and Slashified...and the characters could very well be considered OOC due to the drastic change in circumstances! Don't like? PLEASE DON'T READ! ALSO! Every single pairing EXCEPT for Carlisle/Esme is uncanon.
IMPORTANT!!!! This is written for my good friend yenny2206, requested as a Christmas Gift by hogwartsvixxen. I hope you two are happy with this :)
Charlie obviously wasn't thrilled when Jacob mentioned as innocently as possible the fact that he was going camping with Edward, but thankfully the police chief was too busy with all that was going on in Forks and the Rez to really do more than sigh and give Jacob a look that clearly informed him his try for innocence had failed. If it wasn't for the fact that Charlie was extremely busy, especially acting as a mediator between Carlisle & Alice and Sam& Jared he probably would have sat his son down for a very uncomfortable 'talk'. Thankfully the closed-off conversations happening between pack and coven were keeping Charlie busy, and distracted.
Jacob felt a little guilty for being so absorbed in his own affairs when things were obviously getting serious, but there was just something about Edward that made him want to be selfish. He'd never felt this way before. What he felt for Edward couldn't be compared to the feelings he'd had for the few girls he'd dated in the past. It scared him sometimes because somehow without his even noticing it, Edward had become the center of his world. For someone to mean that much to him Jacob knew he'd let himself become more vulnerable than he was comfortable being, but Edward was worth it. It was his wolf's steadfast assurance of this that made Jacob realize, without a doubt, that Edward was his Imprintee.
Not that he'd had much of a doubt about that recently.
"Dude, you need to hook me up." Mike declared as he tried to keep up with Jacob as they jogged around the track for P.E. "You've been holding out on me, man, and that is no bueno."
"What are you talking about?" Jacob raised an eyebrow, easily keeping ahead of the rest of the struggling, panting guys behind them.
"Don't play coy with me, Black Swan!" Mike shot him a scowl. "The whole school knows it! You're banging a Cullen!"
Jacob nearly tripped over his own feet, shocked. How had the school found out? Had Eric spilled the beans?
"It's obvious from how all of a sudden you're hanging out with them." Mike informed. "I can't figure out which sister you're screwing, but dammit, whichever it is I want the other one!"
It took Jacob a couple of seconds to realize his secret was safe, and while he felt relief he also felt guilt because of said relief. It wasn't that he was ashamed of being with Edward, it was just that he wasn't ready to "come out of the closet". He didn't want to deal with normal teenaged problems, wolf problems, Imprinting issues, and small town homophobia all at the same time.
"I'm not screwing Rosalie or Alice." He made up his face at the very thought. "Rose and Bells are very close so I figured it made sense to make friends with her friends."
"You're not tapping one of them?" Mike cried in incredulity. "What are you? Gay?"
It took effort not to trip once more.
"Hey Jacob!" Lauren called from where the girls were taking a short break from jumping jacks.
Jacob waved back.
Jessica glared at Lauren before sending him a flirty smile.
He just gave another little wave.
"I wish you were gay." Mike mumbled resentfully. "Maybe then the chicks around here would remember that there are other guys in this school."
Jacob smirked at his friend playfully. "Okay Mike, you've worn me down. I admit it. I'm gay for Edward Cullen."
"You asshole!" Mike laughed, shaking his head. "The day you go gay for Edward Cullen is the day I go gay for Eric Yorkie!"
Jacob wondered if he should remind Mike about that comment whenever he truly came out of the closet-that is-if Mike was even still talking to him at that point.
"So where is your so called boyfriend?" Mike sniggered, obviously thinking himself hilarious for calling Edward that.
"You know the Cullens take their kids hiking on nice, sunny days. "Jake went along with the story the vampires used to explain their absence whenever the sun came out and threaten to expose their…shininess.
"Right." Mike nodded. "Lucky them. I tried that on my parents once but they weren't having it."
"Your parents are used to you trying to get crap passed their radar." Jacob snorted in amusement.
"I know." Mike lamented. "And they keep getting smarter! I have to be upping my game constantly thanks to that!"
Jacob snickered as they finished their laps, giving an energized stretch while the other boys collapsed on the ground, exhausted.
Mike bent over, hands to his knees, face red, panting heavily. "How are you not tired?"
"I'm in shape." Jacob teased.
Out of breath, Mike could only respond via the one-finger salute.
The teen werewolf chuckled as he gazed towards the girls, where his twin was excelling at exercises she'd never would have been able to perform before Imprinting on Rosalie due to her klutziness and lack of coordination.
Bella looked up at that very minute and saw her twin, and when she did she let out a sigh.
He didn't need to read her mind to know what she was thinking.
He kinda missed his vampire, too.
James frowned, perched on a boulder, as he stared down at the foliage. His injury was taking longer to heal than he'd thought, and he was forced to depend on Victoria and Laurent, but that wasn't what had him frowning right now.
It was the wolf.
It was the wolf that had saved his life.
It was also the same wolf that had not only found him despite James using his exceptional skill at tracking to hide their whereabouts…but this wolf was bringing him kill.
The canine would appear whenever Victoria and Laurent were out hunting animals so as to keep their presence hidden, and it would bring James a kill even if it was only a bunny, and then it would leave with the remains.
At first James had been scared, knowing he was injured and could in no way fight off a healthy wolf…but then slowly he became wary then confused when he realized that it wasn't threatening him at all but almost…taking care of him.
Why was it acting this way?
It made no sense!
He watched as down below the wolf took away the latest creature it'd brought.
"Why?" James spoke for the first time.
The wolf paused.
"Why are you helping me?" The vampire tried.
The creature looked up at him for a split second before securing the bloodless carcass in his mouth and racing off into the forest.
From where he sat up high on the boulder, James frowned darker.
Jasper was having a very busy, very bad day. Well, he'd actually been having a series of busy, bad days, but today was far worst. Things had been tense in the Cullen household. Carlisle and Alice had been meeting with Sam and his second in command for the last three days. Charlie and Paul, who for all intents and purposes was Charlie's second in command, were there as intermediates. None of them were breathing a word of what was being said during those meetings or if there was any progress being made…and while Edward wasn't saying what thoughts he could glean from them he didn't seem cheerful. That caused tension and rampant questions from the others, especially when Leah had been immediately removed from the Cullen home.
Alice was worried about her.
Carlisle was concerned over the talks.
Esme was fretting over Carlisle.
Emmett was annoyed with Paul for obeying his alpha's command and not telling him anything about what was going on.
Rosalie and Edward didn't seem to really care too much about the talks, but the last two days had been sunny so they hadn't been able to spend as much time with their wolves as they were used to and those two were sulking.
So yes, Jasper had had a series of bad days, and he was becoming stressed and tired. He didn't know how much longer he could go about regulating everyone's tempers or moods, didn't know how he could continue keeping them as calm as possible if he himself was about to frazzle.
"Stupid mutt." Emmett snarled, throwing himself on the sofa. "What good is it to have him Imprint on me if Charlie is always going to be more important? It's so stupid."
Jasper tried to make Emmett more understanding to Paul's plight, but he was being stretched so thin already Jasper began to worry it wouldn't make any difference.
Edward and Rosalie were in their respective corners, Edward listlessly playing a sullen tone on his piano while Rosalie painted her nails.
Jasper sighed as he gazed at his siblings. It was almost as if they were the ones who'd Imprinted. It worried him, actually. Rosalie and Edward had both become deeply possessive of their wolves and not a little bit dependent on them emotionally. And in his own way, so had Emmett.
The emotion-manipulating vampire didn't want to be like that, didn't want someone else to slowly become everything for him. That was terrifying. He'd been a soldier both before and after life, so the thought of becoming that vulnerable horrified him.
The sound of an engine getting close caused Rosalie and Edward both to look up, smiles tilting their lips, emotions changing completely as excited happiness quickly chased away the gloomy despondency that had descended upon them.
Emmett seemed to notice the change as well because he groaned.
Rosalie didn't seem to notice, using the hand with the dry nail polish to check her already perfect hair.
Edward shook his head at whatever Emmett was thinking, before getting up and rushing to his room to get his things.
Jasper let out a breath of relief as two of his burdens were lifted immediately. He also knew they'd stay lifted as it was friday and not only was Bella spending the weekend with them, but Edward would be going on a "camping trip" with Jacob.
No doubt Edward would return in the best mood of his life…and afterlife!
The front door opened, and Bella's scent floated into the house.
Rosalie took in a deep breath and focused her features to a calmed, cool expression, merely tilting her lips slightly in a passive smile when Bella entered the room.
Jasper could feel Rosalie's excitement, pleasure and adoration though, which were all directed towards the female wolf smiling at her as she moved closer to the blonde and pulled the vampire close by her hips before kissing Rosalie and whispering against those glossed lips how much she'd missed her.
A burst of happiness so intense it momentarily left Jasper breathless entered him, radiating from Rosalie as she scoffed softly and rolled her eyes at Bella, calling her silly.
"I'm leaving." Edward appeared, the strap of his bag slung over his shoulder.
Jasper could feel his brother's nervous excitement, a hint of arousal added to the mix as he sent a look towards the windows, obviously thinking about the wolf who was waiting outside in the truck for him.
"Eddy." Emmett emitted evil mischievousness as he stood and reached into his pocket, pulling out a long group of linked packages which he held out towards his brother. "Here, give these to Jake. He's gonna need them."
Jasper's lips twitched with amusement.
Edward glared at Emmett before surprising everyone by snatching the packets of condoms and stashing them in his bag before hurrying away.
The second the door closed Bella and Rosalie shared looks before bursting out into laughter.
Emmett grinned, smug. "Does anyone want to make a little bet?"
"Em." Jasper shook his head.
Bella reached for her wallet and pulled out a twenty. "The wolf is a dominant beast. Definitely my brother."
"Edward's older." Rosalie shook her head, adding her own twenty. "Definitely my brother."
"I was going to vote for Jake but after that wolf comment I have to go for Ed." Emmett sighed, head hung. "I just lost twenty bucks."