La Push. That's where I was going to live now.I wasn't sad for knowing I was moving back to La Push. I loved LaPush and the people there. It was just the thought of moving back without my family.
I lost my parents, my two brothers, and my sister to a tornado. See we were living in Tennessee 2 weeks ago. It was a tornado season and it was a bad one. I was at a friend's house on the other side of town when it touched down. The sirens weren't working out by my house and I lost my whole family because of it. I hated myself for not being there. I hated not getting to tell them that I loved them before they were taken away from me.
"We're here, Miss." The can driver said. I smiled at him apologetically and handed him the money. I got out of the cab and got my stuff and stood in front of my Uncle Sam and Aunt Emily's house. I took a deep breath and picked up my suitcase and walked up to the house. I knocked on the door and waited for them to answer.
Uncle Sam came to the door. When he opened it, I dropped my suitcase and jumped on him and didn't let go.
"It's okay, Chayton. I'm here. I'm here." He said soothingly and brought me into the house. I was only fifteen so I wasn't hard to pick up. He carried me into the living room where there were other people. I spotted Aunt Emily immediately and dropped out of Uncle Sam's arms and into hers.
"Hi, honey. I know baby girl. Everything is going to be okay. You're safe now. We aren't going to leave you." she said soothingly. I sniffles and nodded my head. She smiles at me. "We have some company, baby. Would you like to visit ir go to your room to rest?" She asked me quietly. Like my mother would when i was upset. I shook my head. "I'll visit. I just had a moment. I'm fine now." I smiled at her. She nodded and turned around to face the people in the room.
"Everyone this is Chayton Uley. She is Sam's brother's daughter." Emily said. They all nodded, smiling. A girl who looked about six walked up to me. "Hi, I'm Claire. And that's Quil." she said sweetly. I smiled at her. "Hello, I'm Chayton. Nice to meet you. Hello, Quil. Did you miss me?" Claire smiled brightly at me and jumped into my lap. I laughed. She reminded me so much of my sister at this age.
"Hi, I'm Seth Clearwater. And this is my sister Leah Clearwater." I smiled. "Hey Seth. How have you been? Don't act like you dont know me just because your three years older. Hey Leah." They laughed. Claire got off my lap so I could hug them. " I'm Kim and this is Jared." I smiled. "I'm Jacob but you can call me Jake." I smiled. "Ahhh. Yes, I remember you. You're the one that helped Quil there tie me to a tree." He blushed and sat down. I laughed. "I'm Brady and this is Collin." I smiled. "I'm Paul; this is Rachel."
I looked at the last boy and I felt butterflies come to my stomach. "I'm Embry. Nice to see you again." I smiled. Embry and I went out for two years then I had to move. It broke our hearts. I really liked him. I still like him, maybe still love him. "Hey Embry. How have you been? Been staying in trouble I'm sure." I smiled at him. He smiled back at me.
"Well, now that you have gotten acquainted or reacquainted why do you go get changed. We are having a cookout for your home coming." Aunt Emily said. Which caused me and Embry and break our gaze. "Okay Aunt Emily. I'll be back in a minute." I went to my room and put on some dark, flare jeans, white graphic tee, white graphic jacket, and my heels.
"Hey. Do you need help in the kitchen Aunt Emily?" "No, baby. You just relax and hang out with everyone. Kim and Rachel are gonna help me." she smiled at me sweetly. "Okay. If your sure." I smiled back.
I turned to the people left in the room. It was only Quil, Jake, and Embry. I smiled at them. "Hey, do you guys wanna go down to the beach for a minute? I want to see it so bad. I missed it." "Sure!" They all said at the same time. I laughed. "Come on." I walked out the front door with them right behind me.
We were at the beach now just walking down it. "I've missed this place so much. I have missed everyone too. So y'all tied any other girl up since I left? I laughed. "Of course not, Chayton. You know that was specifically designed for you." Jake said nudging me with his elbow. I laughed. "Oh, I'm so lucky!" I laughed. "I'm sure the girls now wouldn't mind if you tied them up." I laughed. They laughed too.
We walked down further. I was talking to Embry when Quil came from behind me and tossed me over his shoulder. "Quil Ateara! You put me down this instant!" I screamed. "Okay." He said and he dropped me. He dropped me right in the water. "Quil! The water is cold! It's winter time." I said as I got up and walked out of the water. He just kept laughing with Jake. I growled and shot them a glare. They stopped instantly and ran back twisted Aunt Emily's.
I huffed and walked over to Embry. "Let's go back. I'm freezing. I'm going to kill them if I get sick." He nodded and started walking.
When we made it to Aunt Emily's I was shivering horribly. "What happened to you?" Aunt Emily asked concerned. "Qu-Quil threw me-e in t-the wa-water." I said through chattering teeth. I frowned, "I'll get Sam to take care of him. You get warm, baby. When you are dressed in warm clothes we will all be outside." She said before she kissed my forehead.
I took a warm shower then got dressed. I was wearing dark faded jeans, a green t-shirt, white hooded jacket, and black boots.
I walked outside to the backyard after I was warm. As soon as I stepped out I wanted to run back in the house. It was so cold.
"Come on, baby. It's warmer by the fire." Uncle Sam said. He always called me baby. I walked over to where Embry was sitting and sat down next to him. Uncle Sam was right. It was warmer by the fire. But, not really at the same time.
"Are you hungry Chayton? Would you like a burger or a hotdog?" I shook my head. "I'm a vegetarian." I said proudly. "There is stuff in the house for salad. Would like me to go make it for you or Embry or someone could." I shook my head."I'm not hungry. Thank you though."
I was watching the fire a huge gust of wind came. I ducked my head further in my jacket but it didn't help. Then all the sudden it was hot. It felt nice.
"You looked cold I thought I'd help keep you warm." Embry said sweetly. I smiled at him. "Thank you." I went back to watching the fire. Occasionally saying something to Embry or glancing at him.
"Chayton." Uncle Sam said. It must be inmportant he used my name. "Will you take a walk with me? I need to tell you something." I nodded and followed him. We walked deep into the woods.
"Baby, do you remember the stories I used to tell you?" I nodded slowly. "Baby, they are true. All of them. Baby, me and the guys and Leah are werewolves. Claire is Quil's imprint or soul mate. Kim is Jared's. Rachel is Paul's. And Emily is mine." I stood there frozen. "Baby, it's okay. I'm not going to hurt and neither will the guys. I promise you that." I finally looked at him. "Hurt me? Why on earth do you think I thought that? I'm not scared of yall. I was just letting it sink in." I smiled at him hugely.
We walked back to the fire and I was ecstatic! I mean those legends are real. I always thought they were but I wasn't sure. When we got there I stopped.
"What's wrong baby?" "Does Aunt Emily know?" He nodded and I chilled out.
I walked over to Aunt Emily and took a seat. I watched the fire as everyone carried on. "So you know now?" Aunt Emily asked. I nodded and smiled. She smiled back and kissed my forehead. She got up and went into the house. I just sat there watching the fire. I was still cold.
"Can I sit here?" I nodded and Embry sat down. "are you cold?" I nodded and he put his arm around and pulled me close to him. "Better?" I nodded. " Did Sam tell you about us? I nodded again but this time I looked at him. "Are you scared of us now?" He asked worried. I shook my head. "Really? You aren't at all?" I shook my head. He smiled down at me.
We talked for a while. After about ten, people started leave.
Quil was the first to leave with Claire. I hugged Claire goodnight and she kissed my cheek. I smiled at her and laughed.
Quil came up and I turned away from him. "Oh! Don't be like that Chay-Chay. You know you still love me!" I glared at him. He walked up to me and hugged me, picking me up and spinning me around. When he set me down I punched him in the nose. I heard a crunch and sing noise and I thought it was hid nose but then I felt the pain.
"Ahhh! Ouch! Aunt Emily! Uncle Sam!" I was screaming in pain. Embry rushed to my side, pulling my closer to him and Uncle Sam and Aunt Emily came running out.
"What's wrong, baby? What happened?" Uncle Sam was yelling. " She hit Quil in the nose and broke her hand." Embry spoke for me. I had my hand pressed tight to my chest and my face buried in Embry's chest. I let out a scream.
"Come on. Let's get you inside." Aunt Emily said. She put her arms around me.I took my good hand and grabbed Embrys hand as we went to the house. He followed me willingly.
When we got in the house she set on the couch and Embry sat next to me. I leaned into him and pressed my hand to my chest. He sat the rubbing my back.
"Okay. Come on, honey. Let's take you to Carlisle. He'll fix you hand up for you. Good as new." Aunt Emily said Uncle Sam was ready as well. I turned to Embry. "Will you come with me please? I'll feel better if you came. Please?" I asked him. He nodded and we all got in Aunt Emily's car.
The car ride to Dr. Carlisle's place was short, thank goodness.
We walked up to the door and a beautiful woman greeted us. "Sam, Emily, Embry, and I'm sorry dear. But whats your name?" I went to tell her my name but Uncle Sam beat me to it. "This is my niece, Chayton. She recently lost her family, somshe hasncome to live with us." I nodded. She gave me a motherly smile and I smiled back. "I'm Esme." She hugged me and she was freezing! I gasped and pulled back.
Carlisle came down then and walked over to us. "You must be Chayton." he said matter-of-factly. I nodded. "Follow me. It won't take long to fix you up."He smiled. I smiled back. Uncle Sam and Aunt Emily took a seat on the sofa. Embry started toasted the sofa but I grabbed his hand. "Come with me. Please?" I asked quietly. He smiled and nodded his head.
"So tell me how you broke your hand?" I blushed. "I punched Quil." laughed nervously. He chuckled too. Embry bent down to whisper in my ear. "Carlisle knows we are wolves. He and his family are vampires." I gasped and quickly stepped behind Embry to hide from Carlisle.
"Don't worry Chayton. I don't drink human blood. I only feed on animals." He said. I peeked out from behind Embry just enough to see him smile sincerely. I took an uneasy step out from behind Embry but took his hand in mine. He chuckled and we continued on our way down the hall.
We walked into the living room of the Cullen's house and there were tons of people there. A girl with short, spiky hair that made your look like a pixie, jumped up and glided over to me. I hid behind Embry. She giggled.
"Hi, I'm Alice. You must be Sam's famous niece, Chayton right?" I nodded nervously and stepped out from behind Embry. She hugged me as soon as I was in the open. I giggled and hugged her back. She let go of me and introduced everyone.
"This is Jasper, Rosalie, Emmett, Edward, Bella, and Renesmee or Nessie." I waved and Nessie came over to me.
"Hello, I'm Renesmee Cullen. Edward and Bella are my mommy and daddy. What's your name?" she was so cute! "Im Chayton Uley. Sam and Emily are my Aunt and Uncle. My mommy and daddy went bye-bye. It's so great to meet you." I smiled at her. She must be 4. She jumped up into my arms and I had to step back to keep from falling but I held her there. "you are my new sister. Mommy and daddy will love you like they love me." she said so confidently. I laughed. "iLife with Sam and Emily." I said. She looked at me and her lip quivered. "No! No! Don't cry, Nessie." She sniffled and a single tear fell down her cheek. I kissed the tear away and held her to me.
When we finally got Nessieto calm down we left.I promised her I would be back over soon. She had me pinky promise on it. So, of course, I pinky promised on it. We were home now.
"Chayton, honey. Carlisle said you had to take this medication when you wake up and before you go to bed.make sure you take it. Me and Sam are headed to bed." "Yes, Aunt Emily." She smiled and they kissed me good night. We dropped Embry off ar his house before we came here.
The fire was still going some so I decided to go out there and sit there until it died out. It was so peaceful outside tonight. As I watched the fire burn i thought about my mom and dad.d I thought about all the good times, as well as, all the bad times, I was crying when i heard a rustling in the woods.
"Who's there?" I asked. I wasn't scared but I still wanted to know. "Quil if it's you I swear..." I trailed off.
When I turned around I saw Embry stepping out of the woods. "Embry! What are you doing here?" I asked as I wiped the tears away. "I was just out running when I saw the light of the fire and thought I'd come put it out." He said. He came and sat next to me.
We didn't say anything for a while, just sat there and watched the fire flicker.
" How is your hand?" He asked as he gently stroked my brace. I shrugged. "I don't feel any pain now and Dr. Carlisle gave me some medication for it. So, I guess I'm good." I said.
"How have you been since I left? It's been a year since I moved." He shrugged. "It was hard attired but, then I eventually got to where I didn't think about it." He shook his head. "I was so pissed at myself when i missed your visit. I was at school and my mom wouldn't let me miss to see you. She said that you were staying for a few days." I laughed. "I'm sorry. I tried to get my parents to let us stay longer but they didnt want to."
We talked for a while, then I started to get sleepy. The medication was kicking in. I leaned against Embry and let my eyes close.
I yawned after I rolled over on my bed. I looked at the clock and it said 8:30 in red numbers. I groaned and walked downstairs.
When I got in the kitchen I didn't expect anyone go be there but the whole pack was here. I looked down at myself. I was in cloth short shorts and a tank top. I blushed and rushed back upstairs to put in acceptable company clothes.
I came into the kitchen and everyone was still there. I walked over and grabbed a pie e of toast and sat on the counter.
"Morning, baby. Sleep well?" Uncle Sam asked. I nodded my head because I had a piece of toast in my mouth. When I swallowed it I spoke. "Yes, I did. How are all of youths morning?" All the guys including Leah gave me a thumbs up. I laughed anthem. I jumped down from the counter and went into the living room.
"Morning, Chayton." I knew his voice anywhere. "Emb, housing have to call me Cahyton. You can call me Chay or Chay-Chay. Make it like the old days. Well except for the whole-yeah, Uh, anyways." I said nervously. He nodded. Complying.
"Chay-Chay!" Claire screamed as she ran through the front door and into my lap. She hit my bad hand and I stifled a yelp. "Claire! Be careful Chay hurt her hand. You can't tackle her like that." Embry said sternly. I looked at him and mouthed "thank you". Then I looked at Claire and put on a fake smile."It's okay Claire. It didn't hurt. I promise."
"Hey, Claire!" Quil said as he walked in. She hopped off me and tackled Quil.
Everyone else walked into the living room taking seats. I scooted over so someone could sit next to me.
"Xo today is an off day. Everybody cool with playing football?" Uncle Sam asked. Everyone whooped and hollered. I groaned. Embry immediately turned to me panicked. "What's wrong? What hurts?" He asked flustered. Just stared at him. "What's wrong, baby?" Uncle Sam asked worried. " I can't play because of my hand that totally sucks!" I said. Everyone laughed. Embry relaxed back into the sofa.
We were at the beach now hanging out, playing football, or watching the guys play. They were having a ball! I mean it was like we unleashed a bunch of kids in a candy store to get whatever they wanted. I laughed a lot.
"Did you see me take down Quil?" Embry asked. He was totally stoked. I smiled and laughed. "Yeah, I did! It was hilarious! I was like 'yeah, go Emb!'" I laughed again. He looked glad he pleased me and sat next to me. I smiled and leaned against him. It felt just like the old days but better.
"Chayton are you hungry?" "No, Aunt Emily. Thank you, though." Smiled. She nodded.
"Embry! Come, it's a new game!" Quil shouted. He looked atom and got up. I got up too. "What are you doing?" He asked interested. "I'm gonna play." I said plainly. "You can't play. Sam won't let you." I smirked and said lowly. "Watch this."
"Uncle Sam!" I yelled innocently. "Yeah, baby? What's wrong? Embry being mean? I can kick his butt for you." I laughed. "No, I want to play one game. Pretty please! I promise to be careful." I gave him my best puppy dogface. He nodded and gave me the look that said 'I'm watching you'. I smiled innocently and the look left his face.
We had two downs and were ahead by two points. I was running back and Embry was my blocker. It was like when we were younger. I smiled. I heard Uncle Sam say hike and I took off. He threw the ball and I caught it and ran to the in zone. Quil was hot on my trail. So I picked up speed. As soon as I passed the rock that marked the in zine I stopped.
"Yeah! What now! Oh yeah, oh yeah!" I did a happy dance then threw the football on the ground. Everyone was laughing at me. "What?" I asked. "You look adorable doing that." Embry said. I stopped and stared. So did everyone else. Uncle Sam had a pissed look on his face and I was scared for Embry. He just stared at me with longing. I looked away nervously and then shook the feeling off acted like nothing happened.
"My team won! Yeah, boi!" Everyone instantly looked at me and chuckled. I had a huge smile on my face. "So another game?" I asked excitedly. "No, Chayton. You don't need to play another game." I frowned. "Okay."
I was walking to this boulder a few yards away when I had this feeling I was being watched. I shook the thought off and sat on the boulder.
It was 6:30 when everyone was heading back to Aunt Emily and Uncle Sam's house. I told them I would be there shortly that I wanted to be alone for a few minutes to think. They nodes understandingly and herded everyone away.
I was watching the waves when I heard a snap. "Very funny guys. I know your out there." I said and turned around smiling. A pair of unfriendly, red eyes met me. I was shocked but I didn't show it. I stood up and squared my shoulders.
"Who are you and what do you want?" I interrogated him. He smiled evilly at me. "Just some fun and your blood." I went pale but my voice never shook. "Well, you won't be getting either from me." he smirked. "Oh, I think I will."
And with that he pounced on me. I was pinned on the ground and I felt a bite on my neck. I screamed and then he was off of me. There was a burning in my neck that was going all through my body. I thought I was going to die.
"Embry! Embry, I love you! Stay safe, please. For me." I knew he wasn't there I was sure.
I felt a pressure on my neck. It was Carlisle. "Carlisle help there is a burning in me. I can't get it to quit." I said in pain. I felt a bite again but the fire was going away. Then it was gone and I fell unconscious.
~Two Days Later~
I woke totaling everywhere. I sat up very slowly. Then I remembered the vampire, my neck! I put my hand to my neck and the bite would was barely a dent. I was confused. I thought for sure that all that happened actually did.
"Embry, Aunt Emily, Uncle Sam?" I asked softly.
Then the door opened and a light came on. Aunt Emily came in first, followed by Uncle Sam, then Embry. I stretched my hand out to Embry and he took it. I dragged him to me and wrapped my arms around him.
"I thought I was gonna die. I was so scared. I thought I would never see you again." I told him. "We will give you two some privacy." Aunt Emily said. "Embry, do t try any funny business." Uncle Sam said sternly.
It's been an hour and me and Embry are still talking and laughing.
"Chay, I have something to tell you." I looked at Embry. "Chay, I..." He was interrupted when Uncle Sam walked in.
"Baby, Carlisle said you can get out of bed now." I smiled and nodded waiting for him to leave so I can be alone with one boy I ever loved. Of course, he just stayed there waiting. I sighed and started to get up. I walked out and everyone was in the living room.
"She made it! Looks like Embry won't have to live without her after all!" I looked at Paul confused and faced Embry. He just smiled nervously. I smiled back and walked over to him.
"You don't want to live without me?" I asked quietly , knowing we had a crowd. He nodded. "I had to do it once and I won't do it again." He said. I smiled and wrapped my arms around his neck and stretched on my tiptoes. He leaned down and we were about tonkiss when I was being carried.
"Uncle Sam! Put me down!" I growled. He set me down across the room from Embry. "You will stay on this side and him on that side." I looked at him than at Aunt Emily pleading with my eyes.
"Sam you know you can't keep imprints apart. I understand she is 15 and he is 19 but you know we can trust them. Besides let's not forget when my dad tried to keep you away from me. He droned him climbing on my window and getting me outta school." She said. I just stared at him.
"Ita not the same. We were only 2 years apart and he did want you to grow up." he tried to defend himself. I smirked and walked over to Embry who was sitting on the couch. I climbed on his lap and smiled.
"No, no way. You will not behave that way." Uncle Sam said grabbing my hurt wrist and yanking me up. I heard a snap and knew he rebroke it. I yelped in pain and I tear rolled down my cheek. Embry jumped up and grabbed me from Uncle Sam and Aunt Emily rushed to my side.
"Samuel Uley! How dare you handle her that way! You rebroke her wrist! You have no say in Chayton and Embry being together. Injuring your own niece!" He stood there dumbfounded. "I-I'm-I..." He stuttered. "Come on, Emb and Chay let's get you to Carlisle."
We were back now. I went to my room and Embry went with me.
"How is your wrist baby?" He asked me quietly.I smiled and walked over to him. I sat on his lap and kissed him. "Better." I smiled. He smiled and kissed me again.
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Publication Date: 12-12-2010
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