Pairings: Jacob/Edward, Rosalie/Bella, Paul/Emmett, Alice/Leah, Jasper/Jared, Embry/James and others
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 :)
The longer Jasper spent time in Jared's company the more frustrated he felt. Never had he felt so out of control of a situation. Even as a human he'd had a very strong ability when it came to empathy, so when it'd turned to pathokinesis after his turning it'd been a little overwhelming at first and yet still very natural, something he'd learnt to both love and despise. And now that it was taken completely from him by this, this, wolf, he couldn't help but feel robbed and barbed and wary. It also didn't help when, halfway through Sam's monologue on how he hated to even contemplate the fact that his pack could possibly be Imprinting on vampires but that with every passing day he was finding it harder to try and pretend something monumental wasn't happening...well...it didn't help when sometime during that monologue Jasper remembered that the wolf Alice had said was his Imprinter was named Jared.
And somehow he doubted that there were two Jareds in the pack.
His golden eyes narrowed on the wolf who totally blindsided him power-wise.
No way in hell.
There was no way that Jasper would ever allow himself to be that vulnerable with anyone! Especially not a wolf! No way!
From what he'd seen with Jake, Bells and Paul, the wolves seemed to leech off some degree of shared ability with the vampire he or she Imprinted on...so what exactly did that mean for Jared?
Jasper's eyes narrowed, completely.
It appeared that he was going to have to keep an even closer eye on this Jared Cameron than he'd first anticipated.
Laying in the tent, Jacob smiled as he ran his fingers over the curve of Edward's hip, fascinated by the contrast of his tan against Edward's pale. He felt languid and sated, his bones like jelly and his body completely blissful. The young werewolf wondered how he could have gone so long in his life without having experienced something like this before, and his smile just grew as his brown gaze rose to Edward's face. The vampire was smirking as he read a book he'd brought, it was some sort of self-help book, which Jacob had teased his boyfriend about to no end once he'd seen it, but it was little things like those that surprised and made Jacob like Edward that much more. One would have thought that after living all the time Edward had, that the vampire would profess knowledge of life and be a damned know-it-all, and yet it was the opposite. Edward was still very much learning about life and what it meant to live it, and was doing his best to try and better himself so that his existence would mean something.
It made Jacob think about what he wanted to do with his life.
It hadn't been until that moment that Jacob had realized that he really hadn't planned anything for his life past graduating from high school. He'd never contemplated what he might want to study, where he'd want to study, what he wanted to become. That bothered him, and as his finger continued to trail up and down Edward's hip the wolf lost himself in thought. There just wasn't anything he could see himself enjoying doing with his life, professionally, except maybe tinkering with cars. He'd always had this natural ability when it came to vehicles, and thanks to that he'd never had to service his motorcycle, Bella's truck, or their father's cruiser. He'd always dealt with that himself.
Maybe he could study to become a mechanic and open his own garage?
But that would mean permanency, and being with Edward meant that that was out of the question. After a couple of years people would realize that Edward wasn't aging (and neither would Jacob if he continued to shift, which he planned on so that he could be with Edward) and they'd have to move. So the whole dream of owning a garage was pretty much impractical.
Jacob sighed, turning to look at the ceiling of the tent, listening to the sound of the wind in the trees. A small storm had settled over them sometimes during their lovemaking, and Jacob found himself lulled by the sound, though he wondered if the tent could hold its own if the wind got any stronger. There wasn't supposed to be a storm, Edward had fussed over the weather report and such before they'd left, but Jacob liked it anyway.
It helped him think...odd as that sounded.
Edward grinned, eyes on the book. "Listen to this, it's a quote by Henry Ford. 'Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take your eyes off of your goal'."
And that's that the vampire hadn't opened their mental connection.
Turning back towards Edward, Jacob reached for the book and eased it out of his boyfriend's hands before kissing the vampire to distraction.
So, the vampire completely hated him.
Jared Cameron sat awkwardly on the Cullen's surprisingly comfortable sofa, and shook his leg as he waited for Charlie, Sam, and Carlisle to come back from where they'd gone to have a private meeting, just the three of them. They'd left Esme, Paul, Jasper and Jared behind, and while Esme was being incredibly sweet and attentive, and Paul raided the Cullen's apparently fully stocked refrigerator before settling down on the love seat while switching on the television to a game...the blonde vampire, Jasper Hale if Jared remembered corrected, was silent and intense and completely distrusting. He didn't make it visually obvious. Despite not being the friendliest or loudest of beings he showed no outwards sign of hostility, and yet Jared could feel waves of wariness and resentfulness crashing over him.
There were many things the wolf considered himself, but empathetic wasn't one of them. Jared was the happy go lucky one of the group who was always joking or playing pranks or betting with Paul...or he had before Paul had been shunned and cast out. The wolf was used to protecting others from vampires, used to fighting the bloodsuckers, but he wasn't used to getting a feeling from them...and he wasn't getting this from anyone else other than this vampire in particular.
And that made his mind go to what he'd learnt while attending these meetings with Sam.
Apparently some vampires had special abilities (how unfair was that, by the way?) and supposedly when a wolf Imprinted on a vampire with special abilities they started to manifest some sort of link or morphed sort of shared ability. Examples of this were not only Bella and her leech (who shared grace if he remembered correctly), Paul and his leech (who were strong...which Jared had to admit was kinda cool), and Jacob and his leech (who had a mind-link and apparently talked to each other mentally...which sounded freaky as hell) but Jared knew that Embry had been sneaking off during the days and was coming back with the scent of the leech he'd attacked Sam over...and no one else could pick up the track of this vampire. Carlisle thought that Embry's leech was a tracker, and that since Embry had Imprinted on him he had the ability now to track him.
And now Jared had this vibe thing going on.
Towards this vampire in particular.
This guy wasn't...his leech...was he?
Why couldn't Imprinting on a leech be as obvious as Imprinting on a human was supposed to be? There were supposed to be lights and glitter or some crap like that!
Then again, vamps glittered naturally, didn't they?
Maybe that fucked up with things?
Not that things couldn't be more fucked.
Especially for Jared.
From what he could tell, Bella and Jacob seemed to have leeches who basically worshipped them, and Paul was utterly entertained with whatever twisted sort of relationship he had with his own, and Embry was going to look for his leech daily so things were obviously not so terrible on his side either...but this vampire? This vampire did not like Jared! He obviously didn't trust him and didn't want him around.
And why exactly was that?
He was damned lucky if Jared had actually Imprinted on him!
He was awesome!
If he didn't say so himself!
The door closed and more leech scent added to the strength already in the room, causing Jared to look up as a large leech appeared. Every instinct in Jared told him he was not safe so outnumbered by vampires in their own territory, especially since he doubted Paul would have his back should anything happen, but just to piss that blonde vampire off and show him he was not about to be scared off by his inherent bad mood and pissyness, Jared stayed right where he was.
"Thought I smelt wet dog." The newcomer vampire declared.
Jared's heckles rose until he realized that the vampire wasn't even looking at him, instead eyeing Paul with a smirk.
Paul didn't even acknowledge the vampire with his eyes, instead showing 'the finger' in the vampire's general direction before suddenly wincing and turning to look at Esme in repentance. "Sorry Es."
The vampire mama gave him an innocent smile, obviously letting him off of the hook happily. "For what?"
Paul grinned at her before turning his attention back to the television.
"Whose side are you on?" The vampire asked the woman with a pout before kicking Paul's feet off of the coffee table.
"Emmett, not even you can ruin this game for me." Paul declared, giving the vampire a look before turning to look back at the television, taking a huge bite out of the sandwich he'd made in the kitchen before coming out to join them.
Jared was shocked to realize that the vampire seemed annoyed that Paul's attention was firmly on his food and television.
Emmett Cullen sat on the armrest of the loveseat and gazed at the television with little to no interest.
Those waves of hostility were gone, instead replaced by amusement.
Jared's gaze went to Jasper, finding the vampire eyeing Emmett and Paul, his lips twitching before blooming into an amused smile. Hope and relief filled him, as well as a bit of interest.
Obviously Jasper didn't have a problem with the thought of a homosexual wolf and vampire pairing.
That made Jared frown.
Not because of Jasper's apparent complete ease when it came to homosexuality...if Jared was to be honest he'd always had a faint attraction for his same sex but had thought it better not to dwell on it considering the mind-weld he had with his pack with in wolf form.
What bothered Jared was that considering Jasper didn't seem to mind the thought of two males being together, a vampire and a wolf, then what exactly did he find so faulting with Jared?
This was obviously something personal.
Jared's eyes narrowed.
He was going to have to keep a close eye on this one and figure out exactly what he'd done to piss the vampire off.
"This goes against every fiber of our natures." Sam Uley growled, running a hand through his hair in frustration. "But I would be a fool and a disgrace of an Alpha if I let my pack suffer like this while I know that there could be a cure to their maladies."
Carlisle nodded, patient as ever.
Seriously, Charlie had grown to admire the vampire during these discussions. If he'd been in his shoes he would have lost all patience with Sam a long time ago.
"I will speak to the elders this evening and let them know what has been decided." Sam declared, taking in a deep breath. "It is for the best of my pack that this is not only addressed publicly, but that something is done about it. We've tried to deny the problem and it's broken us apart...while your pack, Charlie Black Swan, has fully accepted what should be an abomination...yet are very strong and not suffering the ill affects we are."
Charlie nodded, a sliver of pride filling him at that recognition.
The pack that he should have been a part of by right of birth was floundering while his own disgraced, shunned one was strong and growing stronger by the day.
"Once Leah is fully healed we will begin." Sam gulped, obviously thinking of his recently ex girlfriend, and the fact that according to Alice's visions Leah's future would no longer have him in it.
Charlie believed that that was one of the reasons why Sam had fought the idea of the Imprinting as bullheadedly as he had.
"The elders will not be happy with this, and will protest, but as Alpha it is my right to say what the pack does or doesn't do. And I will not have my men growing weaker and breaking apart over this." Sam cleared his throat. "We already made the mistake of sending Paul away when he needed our help, and we will not make the same mistake. It is decided."
"We are of an accord." Carlisle agreed, reaching his hand out.
Sam took in a deep breath and nodded, shaking that hand.
Now he could get back to worrying about the really important things.
Like what exactly was going on during that 'camping trip' of his son's.