Title: Claiming the Wolf
Warning: SLASH! M/M, AU, SMUT
Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight
Summary:Jacob would never understand leeches, especially if they were Edward Cullen. One minute Edward's glaring at him with hatred, the next---the next he's doing things to Jacob that the young wolf wants to hate. He really does. But Edward won't let him hate it---not when the vampire is determined to claim him as his own.
It’d been a couple of days since the encounter with Edward in the forest, and Jacob had yet to recover from it. He was in a horrible mood and it showed. He snapped at everyone, called people names, and picked more fights than he’d ever in his life. The pack hadn’t understood what was going on with him or why he was acting this way—the mental block he had up kept them out of his thoughts and memories, and that little ability of his seemed to annoy them more now than ever.
Well, fuck them, he said. His brain was his alone, and it wasn’t as if he wanted them scrimmaging around in his thoughts, in his memories, and definitely not in the dreams that’d been tormenting him ever since that cursed night! They were infuriating. They were disgusting. They were---they were--.
Growling, he shoved his hands into his pockets more violently than he had intended to, stalking down the streets of Forks. He’s had to get away from the reservation, from his intrusive pack members, from the more and more annoying Sam, from his father---who was beginning to get really worried about him and his behavior. Jacob just needed some time to think things through and figure out what in the world was happening to him.
Edward’s eyes closed, his head throw back, his lips parted…
Shaking his head and growling darker, Jacob suddenly wanted to shift, to hunt, to tear something apart. That image and the echoes of the sounds that escaped that leech’s mouth were haunting him, driving his mad. He was like a tightly woven cable about to snap at any little movement.
This was completely screwed up.
For one part, Jacob wasn’t gay. It wasn’t that he had anything against homosexuals, in fact the pack was animalistic in nature and understood the fact that one grew attracted for the person, not their sex. While imprinting wasn’t very common, there were even cases of someone imprinting someone of the same sex.
So it wasn’t that he had a problem with someone being gay, it’s just that Jacob knew that he wasn’t gay. He’d tested that theory these last days by discreetly eyeing the many handsome and fit males of his pack---and nothing. He’d felt nothing at all while watching them, just like he felt nothing when he watched the females---who were very beautiful.
So, apparently he was only attracted to Edward Cullen…
…which in itself was extremely fucked. The guy was a leech for fuck’s sake! He was a dirty creature who lived off of the blood of other people!
Well, actually, they feed only off of animals.
Pausing, Jacob clenched his fists tightly in his pockets, wondering where that little voice had come from in his head and whose side it was on anyway.
Shaking his head, the young native continued walking, ignoring everything and everyone around him. His hair was in a loose ponytail, trailing down his back, and he wore faded and torn jeans, a green shirt that read I’m your God, get on your knees and worship, and on top of that he wore his jacket to try and ward off the chilling cold of a normal day in Forks.
Hearing his cellular ring he pulled it out of his pocket, continuing to walk, wondering if he should answer the call. He knew who it was, the caller I.D. kept blinking Bellaover and over again as the ringtone continued to blare and the Nokia vibrated in his hand.
He answered it on a whim, bringing the phone to his ear. “Hell’s Bells, what’s up?”
“I thought I told you never to call me that.” Bella sounded amused. “Anyway, I just wanted you to know that your father called here earlier to see if you were here. He’s worried about you, Jake, says you’ve been acting weird. Offered to pay me twenty bucks if I got you to talk about what was bothering you.”
Jacob shook his head, torn between amusement and annoyance. “You know, you should have made him pay you before you accepted the job. He’s my father, but I’m not saying he isn’t going to stiff you.”
Her giggle was infectious. “You’re mean, Jacob Black.”
“Just warning you, Bells.”
“Sure you are.” She still sounded so amused. “So, you wanna tell me what’s going on? Billy says you haven’t been getting along with the others from the reservation.”
He wondered if he should tell her, but then he killed that idea immediately. How was he going to tell Bella that the guy that she obviously had a crush on, the leech, had practically sexually assaulted him? A guy?
As if sensing his indecision, Bella sighed, before she suddenly perked. “Hey! I didn’t tell you about the newest development, have I?”
“Huh?” Jacob asked, looking on both sides of the road before crossing, heading towards the large cinema. He was going to watch that horror movie and get his mind off of his current problems. “What developments?”
“I’ve officially met the Cullens!” Bella announced loudly, sounding excited and completely hyper.
The shifter paused, turning his back on the cinema at that. “You what?”
“I know you don’t like them, Jake, but they were really, uh, nice.” The brunette sounded a little nervous. “It happened during lunchtime. Alice---she’s the short one with the pixie features?---she came up to my table and introduced herself personally.”
Jacob frowned, not liking this at all. Those leeches had no business trying to be friends with Bella. They were monsters and killers and they were obviously working an angle by befriending her.
But how could he tell Bella this and get her to see the danger and seriousness of the situation if he couldn’t tell her the truth?
“Jacob?” Bella asked softly.
“Go on, I’m listening.” He needed to know the whole story, and he wouldn’t get it if he got upset and blew his lid. “What happened afterwards?”
“Well,” seeming encouraged by his attitude so far, the nervous tone left Bella’s voice and was replaced by excitement. “Alice took me to their table in the cafeteria and introduced me to everyone. I had lunch with them and they were cool---although Rosalie was a little mean but she just seems like that kind of person so I didn’t take it personally.” There was a pause. “Edward was there.”
Jacob leaned against the cinema’s left wall, waiting for her to continue, feeling annoyed, irritated and anxious. “And?”
“Um, well, they asked me if I wanted to catch a movie with them this evening and I kinda told them I would.”
“Bella!” The shifter exploded. “You don’t know them! How could you---?!”
“And I kinda said you’d come too. So you see, I have a dark, sinister reason for calling you and it wasn’t your father’s twenty bucks.” That was said in a very rushed and nervous voice.
Jacob’s anger was replaced by confusion. He knew he must have been hearing this wrong. There was no way that Bella had said what he’d thought he’d heard. It was, well, impossible. “You said what to who?”
Her wince was audible. “They said that just because your parents don’t get along it doesn’t mean that you guys can’t be friends, and I thought it was such a noble gesture of theirs---extending the olive branch like that.”
Hand to his forehead, brown eyes closed in exasperation as he told himself to calm down, that Bella really wasn’t at fault here. She was completely ignorant of the real situation, and she was a generally nice person who thought that everyone should get along and if she thought she could help she would.
Of course, instead of helping she’d just put him in an uncomfortable and dangerous position. And she’d also forced his hand. He was in danger by associating with those leeches---if the leeches didn’t kill him his pack might do so for fraternizing with the enemy---but on the other hand he wasn’t about to let his friend go by herself into the den of lions.
And that was something those leeches had obviously realized.
Growling and smelling a trap, Jacob forgot for a moment that he was on the phone.
“I’m so sorry Jake!” Bella heard the growl, and the four-letter-word he’d hissed. “I didn’t---I thought---.”
“Tell them you’re not going to go.” Jacob ordered.
“Being nice, Jacob.” Bella interrupted stubbornly, obviously having made her mind up already to go to watch a movie with them. “I’m going to go, Jacob, whether you come or not.” She paused, voice soft. “But I’d really like it if you came as well.”
And Jacob sighed, hearing the nervous sound in her voice. She obviously had a big crush on this leech, and it was important for her to go to this stupid movie with those creatures. And yet she was still begging for him to come and protect her in his own way---not realizing that she needed more protection while in the Cullen’s presence than she knew.
He didn’t want to admit that he whined when she pleaded, but he did. It was very unmanly and he’d rather die then ever confess to the act, but nonetheless it did happen.
“Is that a yes?” Hope was making her tone lighter.
“That’s a ‘dammit, you owe me BIG TIME’.” Jacob grumbled, hitting his head back against the wall, looking up at the sky. Bella was going to be the death of him. Literally. “What time did you say you’d be here?”
“Here?” Curiosity added to the bubbly quality of her voice. “You’re at the cinema?”
“Was about to go and see that horror movie you wouldn’t watch with me.” He confessed, sending a sideways glance at said movie’s poster. “Guess I’m going to have to put it off. Again.”
“Actually, I think that’s what we’re going to see.”
He frowned. “You wouldn’t watch it with me but you jump at the opportunity to watch it with the leeches?”
“Leeches? Really, Jake, that’s mean, even for you.” She sounded like she was pouting. “Anyway, I’m already out of the door. That movie starts in half an hour, so I’ll go there early. Alice offered to come and pick us up, but I’ll just call her and tell her that I’ll go there in my truck and that you’re already there.”
“You were going to drive in the car with them?” Jacob asked.
“See you in a couple of minutes.” Bella sang, ignoring his question and hanging up the phone.
Groaning, Jacob pushed away from the wall and took in a deep breath. He was going to be stuck with those stinky leeches ruining his movie-experience.
Alice Cullen smiled as she sat in the backseat between Jasper and Edward. At first they’d planned on going in two different cars so that they’d have more space, but when Bella Swan, the human, had called and said that Jacob and her would meet them at the cinema the five Cullens had climbed into Emmet’s jeep and zoomed away from their home.
Rosalie kept looking at herself in a compact mirror, checking her lipgloss, which was actually her only nervous habit. Emmet was singing to the rock music coming from the radio, beating his hand against the steering wheel. Jasper was silent, as he usually was, looking out at the passing scenery. Edward---Edward radiated such nervous tension, such expectancy, that it was delicious.
He’d been completely against the idea of making friends with the human female, obviously seeing her as a potential rival for the dog he was so taken with, but Alice knew the art of manipulation---she was a female, was she not? She had sensed the protectiveness coming off of Jacob when he’d been around this human girl, and so the brunette vampiress’ cunning mind had realized that since he couldn’t and wouldn’t tell Bella the truth (as it’d been forbidden in his pack to tell outsiders) he’d try to protect her from them in any other way he could.
And they were just going to use that against him.
Thanks to Alice’s quick thinking, she’d gotten Jacob to unknowingly accept to attend a group date, and she couldn’t help but feel a little giddy at how easy success had come to her.
This was only the first in a process to ease the dog into their lives, to get him to realize that they weren’t about to tear him about and eat him---as she knew the stories those at the reservation were told about the ‘Cold Ones’. It’d take a while, Jacob was stubborn and loyal to his pack, but Alice was sure that he’d come around eventually.
Every one of her visions, despite how different they all were, proved that in the future Jacob would not only be Edward’s, but he’d be an accepted and valued part of their family as well. And Edward was right, the ball was in their court. They needed to do something.
They needed to hurry things along.
No one could take Edward’s brooding for much longer.
Honestly, that dog had him completely wound up. He was like a spring about to snap and take out any and everything around him.
At first it’d been kinda cute, but now it was more than a little annoying.
“Dog and human alert, 3 o’clock.” Rosalie called from the front as they parked in the cinema’s parking. “God, I can smell him from here.”
Alice looked in the direction indicated and frowned slightly when she saw Jacob and Bella leaning against a wall, facing each other, grinning brightly. The pixie-like brunette sent a sideways glance at Edward and winced when she saw the expression on his face.
“Remember the plan.” She hissed to him before following a lethargic Jasper out of the jeep and bouncing towards the others, grin bright. “Hello Bella, Jacob.”
“Alice!” Bella’s smile was genuine and pretty. “Hey.”
Alice’s smile turned a little more genuine before she turned her attention the tense shifter, who looked ready in case they attacked him all at once---in front of all of these witnesses. She couldn’t help but find that thought ridiculous, and her smile grew as she watched him. “I’m so glad that you agreed to come, Jacob.”
For a second the scowl slipped from his face, and he looked at her in pure confusion, before that mask of indifference returned full-force and he just nodded to her, taking an obviously protective stance towards Bella as the others reached them.
“Hey Rosalie, Jasper, Emmet…Edward.” Bella blushed as she said the last name and ducked her gaze.
Alice’s eyebrow raised as she suddenly realized something, looking from a shy Bella to an annoyed Edward and then back. She blinked in surprise, suddenly realizing that Edward really didn’t have to worry about this human girl at all.
“Well, Emmet and I are going to get the tickets.” Rosalie announced, grabbing her boyfriend’s hand and dragging him towards the ticket booth, informing him how he could go and buy her some popcorn when they were finished with the tickets.
“I like your shirt.” Edward finally spoke, smile dark and with a hint of sensuality as his gaze rested on Jacob’s shirt, which was half-covered by his jacket. Still, the green shirt clearly stated: I’m your God, get on your knees and worship me.
Alice bit her bottom lip to try and keep from grinning so obviously, but she couldn’t help it. Especially since she saw the slightly nervous, slightly uncomfortable, slightly annoyed, and more than slightly aroused expression in Jacob’s eyes at that comment.
Yep, her brother really didn’t need to worry about the human girl.
The female vampire started chatting rapidly with Bella to keep everyone from falling into uncomfortable silence. She was surprised to realize that Bella was actually quite interesting, and that she was enjoying talking to her.
“You guys here to see a movie or to jabber?” Emmet called from where he was holding a big box of popcorn.
They all went to Room 8 and Alice reached for Bella’s sleeve, pulling the surprised girl in the seat between her and Jasper, who were sitting after Emmet and Rosalie in the back pew. That left Edward sitting next to Alice, and an obviously uncomfortable Jacob next to him.
Alice gave a nervous Bella a brilliant smile before turning all of her attention to the screen as the room darkened and the movie began. She didn’t scare easily, considering what she was, so she heartily enjoyed the movie and its scarier scenes.
Feeling Jasper’s hand on her shoulder, Alice smirked when she saw that he’d leaned his arm around the back of Bella’s chair so that he could reach over and touch his girlfriend.
Talking about Bella, the girl was watching the screen with eyes wide in terror.
“You okay?” Alice whispered, surprised that she truly cared.
The girl nodded, not tearing her horrified gaze from the screen.
In a move that shocked her, Alice rested her hand on Bella’s, and the young human jumped at the ice-cold skin on hers.
“Gees, Alice, you’re freezing!” She whispered before beginning to rub her hands over Alice’s in an attempt to warm her.
The gesture surprised and softened something in Alice, and she sent a look in Jasper’s direction, catching the smile on his face as he watched them.
Sending him a smile back, Alice squeezed Bella’s hand and returned her attention to the screen, grinning in amusement every time something ‘scary’ happened and Bella squeezed her hand in fear.
She was engrossed in the film when suddenly she heard a gasp that would have been impossible to hear if it hadn’t been for her super-hearing. The pixie-like vampiress heard the sound of a zipper slowly being lowered and another horrified and choked gasp, and from the side of her vision she saw Jacob Black jerk slightly from the other side of Edward.
Amused, curious, and feeling utterly wicked, Alice sent a discreet glance to her right, mouth opening in a silent giggle at the scandalous scene happening right next to her.
Edward’s gaze was on the screen, and to anyone it would look as if he was giving the movie all of his attention, but if one trailed their gaze down his right arm they’d notice the fact that it was resting on Jacob’s lap, his cold fingers curled around an erection obvious despite the darkness of the theatre.
Alice bit down on her bottom lip to silence the laughter in her throat.
Jacob’s body was ramrod-straight, his face a mixture of bliss and agony, his hand having an iron grip around Edward’s wrist. It was obvious that he’d been trying to subtly pull the vampire’s hand away from, uh, ahem, but Edward was stronger, and some part during the struggle the pleasure became too great and had won.
The musky scent of arousal began to fill the theatre, and Alice was not only glad that Bella and the others were humans and unable to smell this particular smell---but she was also surprised that an aroused dog didn’t smell bad like a dog usually did. His scent had turned earthier, and suddenly it was actually, nice.
The discreet sniffing to her left proved that Jasper, Rosalie and Emmet had caught on to what was happening in the darkness to their right.
Jacob bit down on his lip to quiet his whimper as he closed his eyes tightly and tilted his head back, his grip tightening on Edward’s wrist, and yet Edward continued to stroke him, torturing him slowly, rubbing his calloused thumb over the throbbing head, causing him to jerk from the sensation.
Alice felt sorry for the dog. Honestly, her brother was being mean in his method of courting. He was seducing the young confused young man quite aggressively, not giving him a chance to say no, using his own body against him.
And suddenly Edward stopped. He removed his hand from Jacob, and folded his hands on his lap, eyes on the screen.
Jacob opened his eyes, looking a mixture of feelings before the sound of a zipper closing rung in Alice’s ears and the dog was standing, moving awkwardly, hands placed in front of the obviously painful bulge in his pants as he hurried up the stairs---destination, the bathroom.
Leaning towards Edward, Alice whispered in his ear. “That was evil.”
Edward just grinned and to Alice’s surprise he stood as well, heading after Jacob.
He planned this! Alice did giggle this time as Edward exited the room, a deadly predator stalking his prey.
Poor dog… She grinned, returning her attention to the screen. He won’t know what hit him.