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.
The weekend went by without another death or visit by Edward or any sort of contact with any of the Cullens. Jacob went with Bella to get the rest of his things from the reservation in her truck and moved into the guest room of the Swan Residence, trying to adjust to the fact that he’d been kicked out of his own home, own pack. His sister had been furious at their father, and she’d made Jacob know that she wouldn’t talk to Billy until her little brother was brought back home.
Jacob loved his sister, and her loyalty, but told her that she didn’t need to do that, he didn’t want to ruin her life as well.
Usually transferring schools took more time than his did, but Charlie had been a childhood friend of the principal and he’d pulled a couple of strings so that Jacob could start school on Monday and not miss anything.
Sunday Jacob had driven to the school, completed a test, and had been informed that since he seemed to have knowledge most kids in his grade in the Forks High School didn’t, he was being bumped up a grade—which meant that he’d be in Bella’s grade---and Edward’s.
Since they would be going to the same school, Bella and Jacob had decided to go one day in her truck and the other on his motorcycle. That way they would save on gas and wouldn’t be alone for the drive either way since it wasn’t safe to be out alone nowadays.
Sure, there hadn’t been any more killings since the day that Jacob saw the leech, but he didn’t want to push his luck, and didn’t want to put Bella in any unnecessary danger.
That was why they now pulled up on school grounds, and Jacob parked the motorcycle, pulling the helmet off and shaking his hair loose as he hooked the helmet on the handlebar.
The young native ignored the gazes of the students on them, and got off from his bike, turning and smiling at Bella, helping the klutz off. Last time she’d tried by herself she’d somehow managed to trip and skin her knee, so he’d ingrained it in his subconscious to keep an extra careful eye on her while around his motorcycle.
“Thanks.” She smiled thankfully at him, pulling a strand of hair out of his face and behind his ear for him. “You noticed all the gawking yet?”
A smirk slipped onto his lips as he looked around at the students of Forks High. Honestly, they were looking at him as if they’d never seen a native before. “Yeah.”
“Well, that’s normal for a new kid.” Bella informed him, linking her arm through his and walking him through the throng of onlookers towards the front of the school. “At least you have me to help fend them off, imagine me a couple of weeks ago and with no one to protect me.”
Smirking darker at the cheeky tone in her voice, Jacob sent Bella a sideways glance. “You seemed to have survived just fine without protection.” He noticed the dark glares so many guys were giving him for being this close to Bella. “Better than fine I’d say.”
“Hmph.” Bella made a face, and then paused. “I wonder where Alice and Jasper are---I saw their jeep outside in the parking lot.” She then took in a deep breath and raised her chin. “Not that I care really. I mean it’s not like they answered any of my calls or called back or anything.”
“I agree.” Jacob made a face, telling himself that he was not annoyed that Edward hadn’t made any attempt to see him after that night.
He was not.
“What should we do if we see them?” Bella asked in a conspirator’s whisper.
“Nod politely and walk on.” Jacob offered, reminding himself that nodding politely at Edward and not doing anything else was not acting like a spitefulgirl.
“But what if they realize that I know and think that I’m only nodding politely because I’m disgusted or frightened or something?” Bella worried in a small voice.
And when Bella said knew, she meant knew.
Jacob wasn’t even completely sure how Bella had managed to put everything together and come up with the correct solution (which anyone else would have snickered at), but she had. That weekend Bella had put together all she knew about the Cullens (cold, fast, incredibly strong) along with some legends she’d sneakily gotten Jacob to tell her about—and she’d confronted him with the truth.
‘Their is only one rational explanation to this whole situation. They’re vampires.’ She’d then looked up at Jacob, eyes widening. ‘You called them leeches---you knew!’
Of course, she’d shaken her finger angrily at him for half an hour, hitting him with his pillow, and then he’d confessed to everything. Really, if he hadn’t been so emotionally messed up from moving his things he probably would have held out longer, but things hadn’t been that way. He’d broken down, embarrassingly enough—cried—and told Bella everything.
He’d told her everything about the Cullens, about his pack, and about his Imprinting.
He’d been crying, frustrated, and worried sick about her reaction. She was the only friend he had left.
And what exactly had been Bella’s reaction to this news? Well. She’d gone white, then gone red, hid her face for a couple of minutes and then peeked at him through her fingers before squeaking out. “You and Edward?”
He’d felt miserable, sure that now that she knew the truth about him and the guy she had a crush on she’d hate him for sure.
But, Hells Bells had shocked him into falling off of the bed by whispering in an embarrassed tone: “That’s actually kinda hot.”
And then things were better between them than they’d ever been.
And now they were walking arm in arm through the hallway of Forks High, ignoring the looks on them.
“BELLA!” Female voices cause Jacob to look up and noticed the two girls he’d seen at the mall that day.
“Hey!” Bella waved back at them and steered Jacob towards the two females eyeing him in surprise. “Jessica, Angela, I want you to meet my childhood friend Jacob Black. He’s going to be going to school with us!” She then gave Jacob arm a little squeeze as she smiled up into his face. “Jacob, these are two of my friends here. Jessica Stanley” short and busty “and Angela Weber” tall and willowy.
“Nice to meet you.” Jacob smiled at the pretty girls.
“Hey.” Angela smiled shyly but friendly, pushing her glasses up the bridge of her nose. “Nice to meet you too.”
“Hi.” Jessica grinned brightly, pulling a dark curl out of her face, face slightly flushed. “I—we’ve seen you about, actually. The last time was like Saturday or something. We always see you around. I always admire your hair.”
Angela nudged Jessica.
Bella raised an eyebrow and looked a little surprised and amused.
Jacob chuckled, not exactly sure what to say to that except: “Thanks.”
Jessica grinned brighter at Jacob. “You’re going to love it here at Forks High. The people here are really friendly.”
Jacob looked her over in silence and curiosity. She really was a pretty female.
“So, how does your girlfriend feel about you switching schools?” Jessica suddenly asked, gaze going to Bella rapidly before returning to Jacob.
“Uhm,” Jacob paused, a little surprised at the personal question being asked so easily on in the conversation. Apparently girls in this school were a lot more forwards than the girls in the reservation’s school---or maybe it was just Jessica. “I don’t have a girlfriend.”
And that smile was blinding. “Well, I’m sure that that won’t stay that way for long. What classes do you have? Maybe we have some together. We probably do.”
Jacob was stuck between amused, confused, and slightly uncomfortable. “Yeah, we probably do.”
He opened his mouth to recite what classes he had, when he smelt leech and looked up in time to see the Cullens walking in front of them. Edward, who’d been talking to Jasper, froze in mid step and turned towards Jacob, eyes widening in near comical shock when he saw him there.
The rest of the Cullens stopped to see what Edward was looking at, their eyes widening when they saw Jacob there. The only one who truthfully didn’t seem surprised was Alice.
Jacob squeezed Bella’s arm and the girl looked up, noticing the Cullens and freezing up on him immediately before nodding jerkily in their direction and going back to talking to Angela in nervous tones.
The wolf tried to do so as well, it had been his plan after all, but he couldn’t remove his gaze from Edward’s no matter how hard he tried. Those dark eyes, trimmed with gold, were mesmerizing and hungry, and on him.
“You don’t have problems with the Cullens, do you?” Jessica asked and suddenly there was heat on his arm.
Jacob finally tore his gaze from Edward’s and studiously ignored the vampire as his dark gaze lowered onto the hand that Jessica had placed on his arm. “Sorry, didn’t catch that.”
She smiled, hand remaining on his left arm. “You seem to know the Cullens. They really don’t hang out with anyone but themselves, so I kinda found it weird.”
“I know them.” It was all Jacob responded.
“You know what, we should all get to homeroom.” And suddenly Jessica was on his other side, linking her arm through his like Bella was doing, leaving Angela to raise her eyebrow at her brazenness. “Come on, let’s go.”
Jacob chuckled, grinning down at the short, gutsy girl. She sure was entertaining. “So, you two have boyfriends?”
Angela went red immediately as they began to walk to the homeroom. “N-no, we don’t.”
“Nope. Single and looking.” Jessica amused him once more by announcing, grinning up at him.
Jacob’s grin grew in pure amusement. She had no idea how useless the flirting with him was. If he hadn’t imprinted he’d probably have liked her though, she was very pretty, and daring, and he liked that in a person.
They passed the Cullens and continued on, the girls laughing as Jacob commented on the way everyone was looking at them. And then when Bella let slip that they’d come on his motorcycle Jessica gave a little squeal and demanded a ride on it later.
Feeling his back hot from the many glares he was receiving, Jacob was curious at the amused glance he felt. Looking over his shoulder his gaze met Alice Cullen’s, and she appeared amused, surprising the heck out of him when she winked at him like a conspirator, as if she knew what he was doing and found it entertaining.
And quite to his surprise, Jacob found himself grinning and winking right back at her before turning his head, removing his arms from Bella’s and Jessica’s hold, and placing his arms around their shoulders cheekily, feeling that glare on his back intensify to near murderous.
He grinned brightly.
Oh yeah, he wasn’t acting spitefully at all.
In their homeroom, Alice couldn’t help but grin evilly at her brother. Edward was sitting in his position in the back of the class, completely ignoring their homeroom instructor, and glaring daggers at Jacob Black and his rapidly growing fan club---which surprisingly enough even had a couple of guys in it.
She’d told him to snuff his pride and go back to visit the wolf over the weekend, but had he listened to her? No. And now he was paying the price.
And what seemed to be worse was that Edward now couldn’t read Jacob’s thoughts. He’d whispered that to her near-frantically that morning after Jacob and the others had just passed by them in the corridor.
One of the girls that seemed to be constantly hanging off of Jacob giggled at something the wolf whispered to her, his hair tickling her face as he leaned close to speak to her.
Edward growled murderously from where he sat.
Alice bit down on her bottom lip to keep from giggling.
It was completely obvious what Jacob was doing. He was getting back at Edward, using the most effective play in the book. Whether you were male or female, the jealousy card was always the best play in the book, and Jacob was playing it masterfully.
Edward looked like he was going to tear his desk apart when the same girl with dark curls leaned over, whispering something in Jacob’s ear, her plentiful breasts ‘accidentally’ pressed against his arm as she did so.
Serves him right. I TOLD him to stop being so jealous of Bella! Nothing’s going on between her and Jacob, no matter HOW MUCH he believes it, the girl doesn’t like the wolf. Alice sighed, shaking her head at her younger brother. If he’d just gone and visited Jacob again this wouldn’t have happened. He’d have known that Black was coming to school here and he wouldn’t have her to worry about. Alice watched the girl smiling dreamily at Jacob. Hmmm. If she wants to remain pretty she better stop looking at the wolf that way.
Edward growled again, too busy glaring at those two to hear Alice’s thoughts.
Alice sighed as they all got up, some to P.E. and some to Home Ec. This was going to be an interesting Monday.
Bella wondered if she should take Jessica aside and warn her that flirting with Jacob wasn’t going to get her anywhere. Plus, she was kind making a fool of herself---and Bella kept noticing the murderous glares Edward kept sending in their direction, and frankly she was worrying about the girl’s life expectancy.
They were in P.E. now, and since the professor was sick a substitute was teaching them, saying that they would play some games and have some races. The first race was the boys against each other, each with a girl sitting on their shoulders.
This was something new for the class, and the boys mostly hooted at the thought of having a girl sitting on their shoulders since they’d have to grab onto the girls thighs to keep them on.
Bella turned to Jacob to ask him if he wanted her to be his partner, but Jessica was suddenly in front of him, hands clasped behind her slightly arched back as she grinned up into his face.
“I was gonna ask Hells Bells, but, sure, why not?” Jacob shrugged before turning to answer a question Mike, Tyler and Eric had asked him.
Bella looked towards Edward and found him with Rosalie—the only other of his family who had P.E. with him, and Rosalie looked darkly amused with the whole situation while Edward looked more and more deadly.
Once again Bella worried about her friend not making it to her next birthday.
The race began, and Bella was surprised when Jacob let someone else win it. He could have easily won it with his wolf speed, but he’d hung back, preferring third place before letting Jessica down and jogging towards Bella with a grin on his face.
“Hey Hells Bells.”
She made a face at him, honestly. He was never going to stop calling her that, was he? “Why didn’t you win? You could have.”
“I know.” He nodded, standing next to her as Edward and the other half of the boys started their race. “But just because I can do things others can’t doesn’t mean that I should abuse those powers. Plus, other people need to win sometimes too you know.”
Bella smiled at him, noticing that Edward (carrying Rosalie) didn’t try win either. Then again, the Cullens never tried to stand out, ever. “Hey Jake?” She whispered to her friend. “Don’t you think it’s kinda unsafe for Jessica with you getting Edward jealous because of her?”
The wolf paused and looked at her. “You’re probably right.”
“Jake! Man!” Mike was next to him in seconds, clapping him on his back. “The sub said we could play some ‘ball! You’re on our team!”
Bella smiled and watched as Jacob walked away with Mike’s arm slung around his shoulder, both talking animatedly and ignoring Jessica as she called out the wolf’s name.
That should have made Edward feel better. She raised an eyebrow when she looked at the vampire and saw him now glaring at Mike. Oh great.
Edward turned to Bella the moment they sat down in chemistry, the only class they’d had so far without Jacob. “Why did Jacob transfer to Forks High?”
The vampire concentrated, trying to read her mind. Bella and her father were oddly hard to read, and he could only get out every other couple of thoughts.
Does…know? Bella looked extremely nervous. Jacob…me…together…secret…sex? Hot…don’t think…bed…unsexy thoughts now!
Edward was confused, a little disturbed, and hoped to God that he had not just heard her thinking about her and Jacob together in bed secretly having hot sex.
Calm down, Jacob will never forgive you if you hurt this human.
“He got kicked out of his home by his dad.” Bella hurriedly spoke, finally. “He’s living with me and dad now.”
Edward was shocked out of his murderous thoughts by that piece of news. He knew that Jacob had been kicked out of the pack, but he’d never thoughtthat his own father would do that to him.
The vampire squirmed in the seat, feeling a little seed of guilt for not having gone back to see the wolf now that he heard that. It was basically his fault that Jacob’s family and friends had turned their backs on him.
Bella opened her mouth, closed it, opened it, closed it, and then opened it once more, stuttering. “I know why he calls you leech and why your kind call him a dog.”
Edward froze, eyes wide in horror as he looked at the girl who’d looked so deceptively naïve and innocent.
“I won’t tell anyone.” Bella hurried to tell him. “But I wanted you—and Alice and Jasper—to know that I know. I know.” Taking in a deep breath, she returned her gaze to the front.
Edward was numb throughout the whole lesson.
Jacob had been heading out of the bathroom when the door swung open and then suddenly he was slammed back against the tiled wall, with murderous black eyes glaring into his.
“What is it with you and bathrooms?” Jacob was amazed at how level his voice was when he heart was slamming furiously in his throat.
“You told her?” Edward snapped at him, looking about to explode.
A little disappointed that this was the reason for Edward’s actions, Jacob raised an eyebrow at the furious male pinning him to the bathroom wall. “She figured it out on her own. I just confirmed her suspicions.” He paused. “You shouldn’t be so surprised, especially not after Alice and Jasper showed their powers in front of her Saturday.”
Edward paused, as if he’d forgotten that little fact.
Feeling a little annoyed with the vampire, Jacob tried to push him off but Edward wouldn’t budge. “Wanna get off?”
The vampire suddenly smirked. “Why? You offering something?”
And suddenly Jacob was blushing and he hated the vampire for it. “If I was, it wouldn’t be happening in the bathroom again.”
“Oh, I’d thought it’d become a little tradition for us.” Edward pressed himself a little harder against Jacob.
And the wolf was getting a little pissed at the way Edward always assumed that he could touch and do whatever with Jacob whenever and wherever he wanted. That he teased and taunted and was always the one to take the initiative, always the one smirking while Jacob blushed and was shocked like some stupid little idiot.
It was time he left Edward blushing, and with that in mind, Jacob closed his eyes and leaned forwards, doing something he’d been thinking of for days. He kissed those cold lips, taking it deeper when Edward’s mouth parted in a surprised gasp.
The vampire went tense in shock, loosening his grip on Jacob, and the wolf grabbed Edward by the front of his shirt, turning them around before slamming the vampire into the tiled wall nearly viscously, mouth never leaving his as he groaned into his mouth at the shockingly hot pleasure that ran down his spine.
Jacob hadn’t had much experience kissing girls, and had never kissed a boy before—much less a vampire—so this was a new experience for him. He realized that Edward’s lips weren’t soft and fruity with lip gloss like a girl’s, but his were firm and cold and made Jacob want to sink his teeth into them.
He was heady and dizzy with the sensation of it as Edward whimpered into the kiss, sliding his hands down Jacob’s body to his hips, curling his fingers through the buckles of Jacob’s pants and pulling him against his arousal as he kissed back desperately.
The sound of voices heading towards the bathroom drew them apart. Jacob took one look at the vampire leaning against the wall for support, eyes half-closed, lips bruised and a surprised and utterly content expression on his face, before he smirked and turned, leaving the bathroom.
Making his way back to the cafeteria, Jacob plopped down on the seat he’d left vacant when he’d gone to use the bathroom and reemerged himself into the conversation at the table. Bella was sitting in front of him, and Jessica to his right, both talking about some party that Tyler was having at his house that night.
“You’re coming, right bro?” Tyler asked, looking up from his conversation with Mike and Eric about how they were going to sneak booze into the party.
“Sure, why not?” Jacob smiled, amazed at how easy it’d been to make friends at this school. The handsome young native finished his meal before getting up to get another drink from the self-serve bar in the middle of the cafeteria.
He waved to a couple of girls and boys who called his name as he walked across from them, and reached the drinks, picking one glass up.
“I just realized something.”
Looking to his right, he was surprised to find Edward leaning against the counter, looking at him with an odd glint in his eyes. “And what’s that?”
“We haven’t been on a date since the movies.”
Jacob raised an eyebrow. “That was a date?”
Edward grinned evilly. “You’re telling me you take head from guys you aren’t dating?”
And suddenly Jacob was blushing again and Edward was smirking. The wolf within growled, determined to teach the vampire that this wasn’t how things should be. “You wanna say that a little louder? I think an old couple in Sri Lanka didn’t hear that.”
Edward just continued to grin. “I’ll come pick you up tonight. We’ll go somewhere.”
Once again, Jacob was annoyed. Sure, they were soulmates, sure they were destined to end up together, sure he was going to have to get used to a relationship with the leech. But he was not the girl of this relationship. If there was going to be a date he was going to ask Edward out. “I have plans tonight and I already told Tyler I’d go, so it’ll have to be another night.”
And that smirk disappeared from Edward’s face, replaced by a murderous scowl. “Tyler Crowley asked you out and you said yes?”
Jacob grinned in amusement at the thought of the obliviously straight Tyler asking him on a date. “Edward. You’re pathetic. He’s having a party.”
The vampire looked like he didn’t know whether to be annoyed at having been called pathetic or relieved at the news that it wasn’t a date. “I’ll see you tonight.” He pushed away from the counter and started walking towards the table where the rest of the Cullens weren’t even trying to hide the fact that they were watching them with rapt interest.
“I said that I’m going to Tyler’s party!” Jacob called after the retreating vampire with a frown, not caring about the attention of everyone on them. He growled when Edward didn’t acknowledge him, and stalked to his own table.
“Dude.” Eric looked at him in awe. “You know Edward Cullen?”
“He talked to you?” Mike was just as shocked. “And you yelled at him?”
“Do you think he’ll come to my party?” Tyler whispered, hopeful.
Angela looked at the guys and rolled her eyes at their awe.
Bella looked at Jacob with a ‘why are you annoying your soulmate?’ kinda look.
Jessica smiled up at him. “Wanna go to the party together?”
Jacob blinked, looking down at her. “Uh, I’m going with Bella, sorry.”
The short girl tensed, sent a look in Bella’s direction and then glared down at her plate. “Oh. Okay. I’ll see you there then.”
“Um, yeah.” Jacob nodded.
Bella smiled at him for putting Jessica down gently, reaching forwards and placing her hand on his in a friend-like manner.
Jacob smiled back at her, squeezing her hand and running his thumb over her skin, glad that he had such a great friend who was so great with the fact that he was a werewolf who was imprinted on the vampire she’d once liked.
Jessica tightened her hold on her fork.
And somewhere in another table, Edward Cullen growled.