Summary: Long before the werewolf gene in him came alive, and with no knowledge of the Cullens or their true identity, Jacob Black was killed and sired by James. The werewolf in him and the vampire merged, and the young fledgling became a part of James' coven, learning from the three older vampires and becoming one of the best hunters, and Victoria and James' 'childe'. Then they return to Forks five years later and he meets the Cullens and Edward...why do they have golden eyes? And what do the cryptic things they say about him mean?
By the time they got back to the Cullen’s home Jacob knew that something was up. He’d gotten control over his desire during the ride, and had wondered whether Edward (who looked like he eternally had a hot poker up his ass) would look him in the face now that the bloodlust and the desire it’d triggered had burned down. But Jake really couldn’t concentrate on those thoughts with Alice asking so many questions.
And so many invasive questions.
“So you’re not with Laurent or anything, you’ve never had a mate or had any one special?” Alice might have been asking it, but how she was doing it sounded as if she was asking him to confirm something she’d already known.
“Laurent’s pretty much like my pervy uncle/best friend.” Jacob snorted at that. “And he’s completely straight. And no, I haven’t had a mate or anyone special. Only people or vampires I fucked.”
“Why is that? Have you never wanted to find that someone for you?” Alice wanted to know, eyes on the road.
“Its not that.” Jake rubbed the top of his head, gaze out of the side window. “As you already know, I’m still kinda young, I’m only five years old in vampire years. And to be truthful, I never really gave the thought of me having my own mate out there any thought---even though James and Victoria are like fucking bunnies.”
“How about you?” Jacob asked. “How did you know Jasper was your mate?”
“I just knew.” She smiled tenderly, sighing at the memory. “Ever since I was turned my visions were of Jazz, and I knew the exact moment I’d meet him. I waited for hours in that awful little diner and then when he walked in I walked up to him and instead of introducing myself I scolded him for making me wait on him so long.”
Jacob chuckled. He could easily see the tiny dynamo doing something like that. “And what did he say to that?”
“Well, despite the fact that he had no idea who I was, he got this ashamed, sheepish expression on his face---totally adorable by the way---and apologized for making me wait.”
Jake grinned, gaze dipping.
“It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me, to any of us in our family.” Alice announced, continuing. “Edward’s the only one who hasn’t found his mate. Rosalie was actually meant to be his, but he and her didn’t click. He didn’t click with any of the other female vampires that were constantly around him.”
Jacob wondered where this was going.
“We’re friends with another group of vegetarian vampires in Alaska, and one of their girls was desperately in love with Edward, and since they were close friends we all thought that maybe Ed had finally found his mate.” Alice turned into the Cullen’s parking lot and parked, turning off the engine and turning to Jacob. “She confessed, he rejected her in a gentlemanlike manner.”
The younger vampire watched her in silence, waiting. He was sure there was a reason she was telling him this, he just wasn’t exactly sure what it was.
Jasper and Edward pulled up behind them.
Alice looked hurried as she opened her mouth.
Someone knocked on the window by Jacob, and he turned and sighed when he saw James waiting for him.
The blonde vampire pulled open the door and raised an eyebrow at Jacob. “Where did you go and why didn’t you tell us that you were leaving?”
Jacob rolled his eyes and got out of the car. “I’m not a fledgling anymore. I’m going to be going off on my own soon. You don’t have to worry so much about me.”
James frowned deeper. “We still haven’t decided on that.”
“James.” Jacob sighed, looking at the one who’d changed him and guided him, shaping him into the capable being he was now. “I am the only one who needs to decide anything. And I have. I’m going to do it.”
There was a time in every young vampire’s life when they went off by their own once they’d outgrown their fledgling status, and when their master/sire had taught them all they needed to survive. It was an initiation into vampirehood in a way, and after the time specified, usually a year, the vampire could either return to his/her sire’s coven or go off to form their own.
And even though James had finally acknowledged Jacob’s rise from being a fledgling, he was having serious empty nest issues, and Victoria was worst because she was pushy and bossy and not afraid to use tears against Jacob. Still, the young Native could understand them somewhat. He was their first ‘childe’, they’d raised him in their own way, and now he was soon going to be gone from their lives.
James sighed, ducking his gaze. “Why didn’t you become one of those childer who were obedient and worshiped the ground their sire walked on?”
“You’d have no respect for me?” Jacob chuckled, scratching the side of his face.
“There’s that.” James conceded, shaking his head, grinning.
“Jake!” Laurent called as he strolled out of the house, accompanied by Victoria, who moved stealthily like a cat as always. “Where did you go?”
Victoria punched Jacob’s shoulder to show her displeasure.
“You people have got to stop over protecting me. It’s bothersome.” Jacob announced, though he let Victoria curl herself around him just because he didn’t like it when she was angry or displeased with him. Maybe it was because as a human his own mother had died and he’d allowed Tori to act as a substitute, he wasn’t sure.
“I’m sorry, it’s my fault.” Edward announced as he walked up towards them, composed and once more his elegant self. “I was telling Jacob about a problem I was having and he wanted to get a closer look at the situation.”
“Oh, yeah, the girl.” James nodded, obviously having been told the story. “You should just eat her, man.”
“Make it look like an accident.” Laurent agreed.
“Or an animal attack.” Victoria added.
Edward’s gaze went to Jacob’s as the words the younger vampire had offered him earlier were resurfaced through his coven.
Jake grinned in amusement and shrugged his shoulders. “What can I say? I learnt well.”
Edward chuckled softly and looked away.
Victoria suddenly sniffed the air, sniffed Jacob, and then Edward.
It was only James’ pointed glance what kept her from blurting out what he’d scented the moment Jacob had exited Alice’s car.
Edward looked suddenly embarrassed, proving that he was reading their minds.
Jacob snorted in amusement. “We didn’t fuck, you perverts. We were close, but got interrupted before it could go further than just some intense fingering.”
Edward choked on his saliva, coughing violently in shock.
Laurent burst out into laughter.
James smirked in amusement and Victoria raised an eyebrow, lips quirked in a smile.
Even Alice and Jasper, who were heading into the house (Jasper trying to unsuccessfully hurry the tiny vampiress up) had a soft chuckle at his reaction to Jacob’s bluntness.
“What?” Jacob asked, reacting to the accusing glare Edward was sending him. “I told you already! These two are fucking bunnies and know no shame. You think I would? I’m their childe for fuckssake!”
Victoria grinned and squeezed Jacob. “You hear that babe? He admitted out loud that he was our childe!”
“’Bout time.” James grumbled.
“Never denied it.” Jacob mumbled under his breath. “I just said I wasn’t a baby and don’t need to be overprotected.”
“Yo James!” Emmett called from the front door. “Games’ bout to start!” And then he hurried inside.
Obviously he’d returned from wherever it was that he and his blonde mate had disappeared to earlier.
“What game?” Jacob wanted to know.
“Lakers versus Celtics.” James announced.
“That’s on tonight?” Jacob asked.
He mightn’t have known that his coven played sports, but he knew that they were obsessed with watching it. They mingled with humans frequently, mostly at sports bars to watch the different championships.
“Go Lakers.” Victoria grinned at her mate.
James narrowed his eyes at her. “Celtics.”
“Lakers.” Victoria was always able to rile James up by cheering for the team playing against his favorite.
“Celtics.” James insisted, letting himself be provoked yet again by his mischievous redheaded mate. He then turned his attention back to Jacob. “After the game we’re shipping out.”
“I thought you were leaving tomorrow night.” Edward announced, eyes narrowed, lips a grim line.
“Change of plans.” Laurent responded. “We got a call from someone and we need to go and see them as soon as possible.”
“After the game.” James clarified.
Jacob frowned at Laurent. Who?
Laurent made a face. “Lars.”
Jacob made a face, but he didn’t comment nor think about Lars the Annoying.
The others were doing the same if the confused and frustrated look on Edward’s face had anything to say about it.
You’re more inquisitive than an old human woman.
Edward’s gaze shifted to Jacob and he raised and eyebrow. “And you deduce this after knowing me for only a couple of hours?”
Oh, it’s obvious Goldie. Jacob grinned, enjoying riling Edward for some reason. You enjoy browsing through other people’s thoughts, baring all secrets, knowing all.
“It gets too loud all the time.” Edward denied with a snort, shaking his head. “It hurts sometimes, annoying, a million voices in my head speaking at once.”
Jacob was silent for a while, oblivious to the confused yet intrigued looks they were getting from his coven.
James, realizing that they’d been forgotten, smirked slightly and motioned silently towards the house, Laurent and Victoria understanding and going with him, leaving the two younger vampires alone to continue with their conversation.
What does Bella think? Jacob didn’t even know why he was asking that. I wasn’t like he really cared.
Edward looked away, a muscle jumping in his cheek. “What do you care?”
Why so touchy all of a sudden? Jacob was honestly surprised. I already told you I’m not going to snack on the girl. If anyone is going to drink her dry it’ll be you, okay?
Edward didn’t look appeased yet he sighed in defeat. “She’s the only one whose thoughts I can’t read. It annoys the hell outta me.”
“Hmmm.” Jacob announced, rubbing his chin. “Makes sense.”
The bronze-haired vampire looked up at that in surprised. “It does?”
“Yeah, I mean, every prey has its little advantage right? Like speed, or a shell, or something? A little protection from its primary predator?” Jacob asked, leaning against Alice’s car, thinking it over. “You read minds, you are her primary predator, so her protection against you is you’re unable to read her thoughts. If she decides to skip town you’ll never know until she’s gone.”
There was silence.
Edward suddenly shook his head. “You might actually be right.” His black eyes were surprised. “I’d never thought of that before, not even Carlisle has considered that.”
“That’s because you all have been pretending to be the prey for so long you forgot you’re the predator. You’re all thinking like humans.” Jacob reasoned as Edward leaned against the car next to him. “I bet that if you found another person whose blood called to you you’d be unable to hear their thoughts either. If you do, and you can’t, you owe me something.”
Edward sent him a sideways glance, hands in his pockets, smirking a touch of wicked. “Really? Like what?”
Are you trying to flirt with me?
Edward snorted. “I thought I was flirting with you, not trying to.”
That surprised Jacob.
But it pleased him nonetheless.
So the reason why you never ‘clicked’ with Rosalie and all the girl vamps around you is because you’re gay?
Edward narrowed his eyes. “What girl vampires? What did Alice tell you?”
Is this you trying to not answer the question? Jacob smirked, not at all about to answer Edward’s question.
“No.” Edward purred before leaning forwards towards Jacob, golden never leaving crimson. “This is me trying to not answer the question.” And with that he pressed his lips to Jacob’s and pulled the slightly shorter vampire towards him, turning them around and pushing him into Alice’s car as they took the kiss deeper.
Jacob opened his mouth to the kiss, feeling himself go ramrod hard in an instance as Edward pressed himself against Jake, breaths harsh and ragged with need and want.
His hand went between their bodies and he cupped Edward through the material of his pants, reveling in the hiss of pleasure escaping the bronze-haired male’s lips.
“Dammit!” The front door flew open and James, Victoria and Laurent stormed out of the Cullen home.
Jacob continued kissing Edward, beginning to stroke his hardon teasingly, and after only a second’s hesitation Edward ignored the others as well and deepened the kiss. Edward’s hand cupped Jacob, and he growled in pleasure at the hiss that escaped Jacob’s lips at the contact.
Both vampires ignored them.
“Oh for Hades’ sake!” Laurent exclaimed. “We have to go! Break up you two!”
Edward growled threateningly against Jacob’s lips, like a lion warning hyenas to stay away from its kill.
“Lars called again.” Victoria spoke, not at all intimidated by a vegetarian. “We have to go. Now.”
Jacob knew that if Victoria was speaking up for Lars it meant that something big had happened, so even though he just wanted to reached behind him and open the door so they could tumble into the backseat of Alice’s car, Jacob tore his lips from Edward’s, breath hard and uneven.
He ran his tongue over his lips, capturing the last of Edward’s taste.
What the hell is it with us and getting interrupted?
He then sighed and pulled away from Edward, taking in a deep breath, and straightening his clothes before looking at the bronze-haired vampire. Edward was leaning hard against the car, body taunt and ready and agonized, his face paler than usual and so fierce it turned Jacob on even more than he’d been moments before.
It was so not helping his throbbing problem downstairs.
“Is it urgent?” He asked James, not taking his eyes off of Edward, voice huskier.
“Unfortunately.” James sighed. “Sorry Jake, but we’ve gotta go now.” There was a pause. “We’ll go on ahead of you and give you a couple of minutes to say goodbye.”
As one the trio turned and walked away, disappearing into the shadows.
Edward and Jacob stood in silence for a moment.
“Who is Lars?” Edward asked.
“An old acquaintance, we really don’t hang out much unless its because our agendas coincide.” Jacob frowned. “Victoria hates him, so the fact that she was anxious to go see him shows that whatever happened is serious.”
“God I hope so. I’m in need of some good violence.” Jacob chuckled, ignoring the glare Edward gave him. He then looked behind him and sighed. “I should go.”
“Yeah.” Edward nodded before reaching for him and pulling Jacob back into their kiss, yet this time it was more urgent, desperate, and when Jacob was pushed into Alice’s car he was more than sure that they’d dented it.
Jacob’s hands were in Edward’s hair, Edward’s on Jacob’s waist, their mouths hot and hungry, and yet they managed to finally, slowlypull away, resting their foreheads together, breathing hard.
“I’ll see you later.” Edward told him.
Jacob grinned, licked the corner of Edward’s lip, and pulled away. He turned his back on Edward, gave a little wave, and walked away, following his coven’s scent.
He felt Edward’s gaze on him until disappeared into the trees of the forest and was gone.
He paused for a second and sighed, ducking his gaze.