Pairings: Jacob/Edward, Rosalie/Bella, Emmett/Paul, Alice/Leah, Embry/James...and more Pack/Coven 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 :)
Alice cleared her throat, feeling extra tiny in her 4'10" body as she stared at the tall, statuesque, 5'10" beauty. Seriously, Alice didn't think it fair that someone should be so close to physical perfection. She knew that vampires were known for their physical beauty and such, but she felt so tiny and...childlike...compared to the mature physicality of Leah Clearwater. Then again, it could very well be her nerves which were overworking and nitpicking herself apart. It wasn't as if Alice's own height or body or attractiveness had ever bothered her before. She'd always been perfectly happy with her whole package.
Whatever it was she needed to get over it, quickly. Hadn't she been looking forwards to this opportunity to actually talk to the wolf? This was her big chance! And here she was letting it slip through her fingers because of petty insecurity.
A cheer rose and drew Alice attention to the arrival of Jacob and Edward, all smiles and slight embarrassment as Emmett and Paul ribbed them mercilessly. Bella hugged her twin tightly while Charlie stood back, taking in a deep breath and sighing, shaking his head, obviously having an inner monologue that Edward found fascinating, since her brother was watching his father in law intently. Edward seemed surprised by whatever he read there, and somewhat pleased, and when Charlie finally awkwardly hugged Jacob and shook Edward's hand, the vampire was outright grinning at the uncomfortable Alpha.
Thankfully, the inclusion of the second of their two very successful pairs, brought much interest from the Rez wolves, especially the ones who'd never seen Jacob and Edward together.
The two littlest ones, Colin and Brady, had their eyes bug out as they watched Jacob fling a casual arm around Edward's shoulders as they began to talk to Quil and Embry, who'd come up to say hello. Alice was amused by the younger wolves' reactions, but she could understand it. They hadn't seen a male homosexual pairing yet, as no one could consider Emmett and Paul either homosexual or a pairing. Not with the way they were acting.
She huffed at those two, wondering what was going on there.
Usually Paul wasn't so reserved...and in thought. He was there, cradling a drink in his hand, but his mind was obviously somewhere else. He kept gazing out to the woods and then down at his shoes, and Emmett was growing annoyed. It was obvious in the way that every single time Paul looked away Emmett's gaze would slide towards him and the annoyance would grow in those darkening orbs. There was something happening between them, something that was bringing a lot of tension into the laid back thing they had.
This could be bad.
But then again, it could be good as well.
Whatever was going on could be just the thing that they needed to get pushed out of that middle-ground they'd settled oh-so-comfortably in.
"I never thanked you."
Alice went stiff, eyes widening to her side.
Leah Clearwater stood there, hair let loose, wearing jeans and a shirt and yet still managing to be the most attractive girl in the whole gathering. "You saved me, and I haven't thanked you for that." She took in a deep breath. "Thank you."
Alice couldn't help the silly smile on her face as she turned to fully face the wolf. "It's nothing, really. I'm just glad that you're fine now."
Leah nodded, looking away, obviously not knowing what to say now that she'd said her thank you.
Alice frantically tried to think of a subject to keep the wolf from leaving. "Your brother is a sweetheart."
"He's a brat." Leah countered, but a reluctant smile tugged at her lips as her dark gaze found Seth as he laughed and talked with Jasper. "Jared tells me that you...see the future."
"It's a little more complicated than that, but I guess you could put it that way. Yes." Alice nodded, not wanting to get into the details about choices and how they factored into her Sight.
"Will he...Imprint on a vampire?" Leah asked.
Alice cleared her throat before nodding. "I don't know who particularly he will Imprint on, but yes, it will be a vampire."
Leah nodded, taking in a deep breath. "I have to admit, he's probably the most prepared out of us all. He's actually looking forwards to it. The rest of us? We're freaking out." She then suddenly remembered she was talking to a vampire and her eyes widened. "I don't mean to offend."
"Oh, no, I understand." Alice smiled wholeheartedly. "You should have seen our coven when I told them they'd end up with wolves. At first I only saw Edward and Rosalie specifically, so I only told them. It would be easier with only two people fighting me than everyone." She folded her arms over her chest. "Rosalie and Edward were dead against it, swore there was no way in hell that they'd be with a 'dog'."
"Really?" Leah blinked, turning to look where Jacob had his arm flung over Edward's shoulder, and where Rosalie was smiling up at Bella teasingly as she wiped at the corner of her mouth with a napkin.
"Oh. Yes. Hissy fits. They both threw them." Alice revealed, feeling quite evil and enjoying it as she giggled. "But Carlisle knows what it's like to have a soulmate and he didn't want them or their prejudices to keep them from being happy, so he forcefully moved us back here. They protested. They threatened to leave the coven."
"What changed?" Leah asked, seeming genuinely interested as she reached for a drink from the serving table behind them.
"They actually met Bella and Jacob." Alice responded. "Bella was klutzy and awkward and Rosalie found it adorable. And right from the first moment he saw him not only could Edward hear Jacob's thoughts...but Jacob could hear his...and Edward was fascinated." She tilted her head slightly in thought. "They came around pretty quickly actually."
"So I see." Leah snorted, taking a sip of her drink.
Alice sent the wolf a sideways glance and smiled.
Seth Clearwater was a genuinely nice guy.
The whole time Jasper had been talking to the kid he hadn't been able to read one negative emotion from him. He'd sensed excitement, happiness, curiosity and satisfaction. The kid was a hundred percent for this...situation...and for the friendship with vampires this party was trying to foster. It'd actually filled Jasper with some hope, since he could feel some hesitation and reservation from the other wolves.
Sam was in the corner, talking to Carlisle, Esme, and Charlie. He listened to what Carlisle was saying and nodded, and when Esme quipped something he seemed somewhat amused and yet there was still the way that he always made sure to keep his eye on all of the vampires and know where each and every one of them were at every time. He also made sure that he didn't give him back to any. But he was trying, and Jasper supposed he really couldn't fault the wolf for feeling so self-conscious while in the territory of what had once been the wolves' 'enemy' and the fact that he was surrounded by them probably wasn't helping Sam's nerves either.
Colin and Brady, the two littlest werewolves, were apparently making it their mission to eat everything on the large banquet table. They were nervous and a little queasy, and seemed to find Rosalie and Bella fascinating. They basically ignored the other couples and kept whispering to themselves, stuffing their faces with the food while watching the girlfriends as they talked, or laughed, touched and...when Bella kissed Rosalie...Colin started choking on whatever he'd just thrown into his mouth while Brady blushed scarlet and felt like he was in heaven.
Those two were amusing.
Quil had been terrified when he'd first seen Emmett for some reason, but once he realized that Emmett was with Paul he'd calmed down much, although he was constantly nervous and looking around as if expecting someone to just jump out at him.
Leah was slightly wary but intrigued and determined as she sipped her drink and spoke with Alice...who practically beaming in her happiness. The female wolf kept her gaze on the others in the party as she spoke, almost as if afraid to actually look at Alice, and Jasper could feel that she was beginning to suspect that when she did things would change completely.
Embry kept watching Jacob and Edward as if his life depended on it. Jasper could feel longing and intense resentment, and that shocked him. He doubted that Embry wanted either Jacob or Edward, and considering the fact that Embry had already Imprinted on one of the Nomad vampires Jasper guessed Embry longed for an easy relationship like those two had and resented them for how easy they had it.
Jasper could somewhat understand.
His gaze then slid onto the only person he couldn't feel something from, finding Jared Cameron nibbling on a delicacy and watching him. Jasper didn't need to read his emotion to know the wolf was planning something.
Taking in a deep breath, Jasper made his way towards Jared, watching the wolf straighten himself immediately.
"So I hear you're planning on fighting me tonight."
For a second Jared's features were shocked and then he looked putout, gaze going towards Alice. "Right. Premonition Barbie."
"Otherwise known as Alice. My sister." Jasper replied, taking in a deep breath. "Can you feel my emotions?"
Jared blinked, obviously surprised at the direct approach, before nodding. "I don't particularly like them."
Jasper sighed and looked away, running a hand over his blonde locks before returning his gaze to Jared. "It's nothing personal."
"Seems so." Jared replied, folding his arms over his chest.
Jasper took in a deep breath, trying to explain himself. "I can't feel you."
Jared snorted. "Don't you think you're going a little too fast there, Confederate Ken?"
"I don't mean-!" Jasper sputtered. "Wait-Confederate Ken?"
"Well, your accent slips in every now and again. It sounds Southern."
"Why Ken?" Jasper blinked, completely confused.
"Well, how I see it, this is a Barbie Doll House and you're all different models of Mattel toys." Jared declared as if this should be obvious. "Carlisle is Doctor Ken while Esme is Mommy Barbie, Rosalie is Malibu Barbie while Alice is Premonition Barbie, Emmett's Big Bear Ken, Edward's Hairspray Ken, and you're Confederate Ken."
Jasper just looked at him, not sure what to say about that.
"If it helps The Black Swann Pack have nick names as well." Jared admitted.
Despite the fact that this was probably one of the oddest conversations he'd ever had, Jasper couldn't help himself. "Do they?"
"Course." Jared grinned mischievously, flinging an arm around Jasper's surprised shoulders and turning him so that he could look at the Black Swann pack. "Charlie's Optimus Prime, you know, the leader of the faction who actually wants peace instead of domination. Paul's Jazz, Bella's Arcee, and Jacob's definitely a wrecker given his gift with mechanics."
Jasper gazed from each wolf mentioned to the other, confusion growing.
Jared, obviously felt it, gaze turning to him. "Dude. I'm talking about Transformers."
Jasper turned to look at Jared, waiting for more of an explanation than that.
Jared's eyes widened. "As in the movie."
Jasper continued to wait.
"How the hell do you not know about Transformers?" Jared gasped in horror, taking a step back. "You're ancient! How have you not heard of them before? Seen the cartoons? The movies? The action figures! How?"
Apparently this was a big issue, and Jasper wasn't exactly sure how to go about handling it.
"This is unbelievable." Jared shook his head, face betraying his utter disbelief. "How can you even pass as human without even a basic knowledge of Transformers?"
"Truthfully it hasn't come up ever before." Jasper replied.
Jared scoffed. "What sad circles you frequent!"
Jasper folded his arms over his chest in lieu of any other reaction he could have to that comment, tilting his head to the side as he eyed the other male coming to one very firm conclusion.
His Imprinter was odd.
"What the hell is wrong with you?"
Paul turned towards the vampire who had basically flung him inside of the room. "Nothing."
"Don't give me that crap." Emmett snapped at him, eyes dark with his displeasure. "You've been like this ever since you got that call from Rachel." A muscle jumped in his cheek. "What happened when you went to see her that has you like this and don't say 'nothing' because if you do I will punch you."
Paul snorted. "You could try."
"Don't test me. Not tonight." Emmett narrowed his eyes at him.
Paul shucked his hands in the pockets of his jeans. "Can we not do this now? During this party? We're supposed to be showing Sam's pack how good and unifying this is. This is not the time for us to start one of our wars."
"Wars." Emmett latched onto the word. "Why would there be a war? Are you back with Rachel?"
"No!" Paul yanked his hands out of the pockets and threw them in the air. "I am not back with Rachel!"
"Then what could you possibly tell me that would start a war?" Emmett pushed.
"So it'd bother you if I was?" Paul asked, a little surprised.
"You'd be a fucking useless Imprinter if you were!" Emmett snapped.
Paul just gazed at him in shock before the corners of his lips pulled into a surprised smile. "You like me."
"I do not!" Emmett cried in horror. "I can't stand you most of the time!"
"And yet the thought of me and Rachel has had you pissy all evening." Paul realized, chuckling. "Wow. That's actually boosted my normally terribly bruised ego."
"Let me bruise it more then." Emmett growled.
Paul took in a deep breath. "She's pregnant."
"It might be mine, she's not sure. She had this fling with a rebound guy and it might be his but the chances are that it's mine." Paul leaned against the wall, looking up at the ceiling. "I don't want to be a father, especially now. But if that kid is mine I'm going to take responsibility for it, take care of it, and I'm going to strive to be friends with Rachel because there's nothing worse for a kid than to have two parents who hate each other."
Emmett opened his mouth, closed it, opened it, and then closed it with a sigh. He turned and leaned hard against the same wall as Paul, gazing down at his shoes. "I can't imagine you as a father."
"No shit." Paul snorted. "I don't know how I'd be able to handle it. Let's just say that me and my old man don't get along at all, so it's not like I actually have a role model I could base my own fatherhood on."
"You have Charlie." Emmett pointed out. "And Carlisle. They're both incredible fathers."
Paul thought that over before smiling and turning his head to look at the vampire. "I'll have to do that. Jacob and Bella, and you lot, didn't turn out all bad."
Paul smiled deeper as he looked at him. "Have any experience with kids?"
"I was a part of a large Scotch-Irish family, I know my way around brats." Emmett finally allowed a small smile, a hint of dimples as he remembered his family.
"Scotch-Irish? Really?" Paul turned to lean on his side, eyeing the vampire in surprise.
"I was born Emmett McCarty." Emmett nodded.
"McCarty." Paul mumbled. "Somehow, you seem more like a Cullen."
Emmett chuckled. "Emmett McCarty died, that's why. Emmett Cullen is the undead vampire."
"You know, we've never actually talked about you before." Paul mentioned.
"Yeah, you only ever talk about yourself." Emmett teased.
Paul snorted in amusement before sighing and moving so that he was leaning with his back to the wall once more. "Can you still do the irish accent?"
Emmett rolled his eyes in amusement. "How did we get off of the topic of your maybe-baby?"
"I asked you about your experience with tykes." Paul reminded.
"Right." Emmett remembered. "Have you thought of a name yet?"
"I'm still trying to digest the possibility of this actually being my kid." Paul admitted. "You're taking the news different than I expected."
"How did you expect me to take the news?" The vampire asked.
"Honestly?" Paul shrugged. "I figured you wouldn't care."
Emmett's eyes narrowed slightly. "Why would you think that?"
"When do you care?" Paul snorted. "Everyone knows I'm a big bother to you and all I do is harass you."
"That's not true." Emmett admitted. "You're entertaining sometimes."
Paul snorted. "You're too kind."
"I know." Emmett agreed with a smirk before going serious again. "Next time just tell me. Like it or not you imprinted on me and that means we're going to be seeing a lot of each other for the next couple of centuries or so."
"Unless I stop shifting, grow old, and die." Paul mumbled.
Emmett frowned. "Why would you do that? When you can live forever?"
"Forget it." Paul shrugged. "We should probably get back to the party, right?"
Emmett made a face. "We probably should."
"We can watch Jacob and Edward mentally traumatize Colin and Brady." Paul sniggered.
"They've stopped paying attention to them." Emmett reminded. "They can't take their eyes off of Bella and Rose."
"Hot blooded heterosexuals, the both of them." Paul affirmed. "Their vampires will most probably be girls."
"I don't know, look at you and Jacob." Emmett pointed out.
"True." Paul smirked, puffing out his chest. "Can't get manlier than me."
Emmett snorted and left to join the party once more.
Paul watched him go, feeling better than he had since talking to Rachel, and then followed Emmett out.