The Consequences of Dying

The Imprinting

Jacob's Point of View

"Jacob! You came!" she said merrily, hugging me tightly. When I didn't return the hug she let go and frowned at me.

"What happened?" she asked, starting to panic.

"Nothing, nothing happened!" I reassured her, bringing her into a bone-breaking, well for her, hug of my own just to prove my point.

"I'm so glad you're here!" she said, her smile brighter than ever. She looked wonderful. Her hair, her dress…everything. Even her ring looked wonderful as it sparkled. But that ring was a sign that she was officially taken and how she could never be mine.

"I guess I came to say congratulations as well as goodbye…" I told her, staring at her ring enviously.

"Goodbye? Why goodbye?" she said, I could detect a note of fear in her voice.

"Well…you'll be changing soon…won't you?" I struggled to get the words out. I didn't want to think about it happening so soon. I've been dreading this day for months.

"Yes…" she murmured, not looking at me either. Instead she twisted her ring around her finger as a silence drifted in between us.

"Jacob, please don't be like this. Can't we still see each other after I…you know…" she pleaded, taking my hand in hers. I withdrew it instantly, she wasn't mine to hold anymore, and in fact…she was never mine.

"You know I can't, you'll be one of them. We're sworn enemies. And that doesn't matter anymore because you're his now…" I said grudgingly.

"Just because I'm married to Edward doesn't mean we can't be friends!" Bella said loudly, I covered her mouth with one hand so that she wouldn't try and defend herself whilst I spoke.

"Yes it does! It changes everything. Before, when you were just boyfriend and girlfriend there was still a chance for us. But now that's gone. We'll never be together and I know that. And once you're a bloodsucker the chances of us getting together would probably be less than zero, in the minus numbers. Don't you see Bella? It's just not that easy…"

"But Jake!" she protested from behind my hand. She lifted my hand off her mouth and placed it in her hand. "It really can be that easy…you're just trying to complicate things…"

"As if things weren't complicated enough," I muttered under my breath.

"Bella, sweetie, sorry for intruding but I think you need to meet someone!" Renee butted in, a child in her hands.

Everything stopped. Time itself froze and my world went blank. All that was there was me and that sweet little girl that Renee was carrying. My heart swelled and my head was buzzing. I could feel my blood pumping around me at a million miles an hour. I almost felt dizzy.

And suddenly I was back to normal, the world started moving again. Bella was crying and was now taking the girl into her arms to cradle. What had just happened to me? The answer sprouted out from no where, for a second I thought Sam was in my head.

I had just been imprinted.

I stared in disbelief at the baby girl. I had laughed so hard when Quil was imprinted with a two year old and here I was, imprinted by a little baby girl barely 2 months old tops.

But that wasn't the worst part.

"Jake! Jake look! It's my baby sister!" Bella said excitedly, unable to contain a wide grin from her face whilst tears of happiness poured down her cheeks.

My eyes were wide as I stared from Bella to the little girl in her arms. There was no way that I had just been imprinted by Bella's sister…not a chance in the world. How was this for complicating things? I could feel my skin quivering as my emotions ran wild. I couldn't say anything so I just ran. I sprinted straight into the woods as I felt my body transforming but I ignored the pain.

"No way", "Sorry Jake", "Wow, harsh", "Her sister?" were the reactions of my fellow werewolves as my mind became theirs. I curled up into a ball and sat myself under a tree. I whimpered as they all tried to calm me down.

All I could keep thinking was: This cannot be happening, this cannot be happening.

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