A Wolf's Decision
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I looked into the tortured eyes of the monster. He was defeated and we all knew it.
Maybe that was worse than just killing him. That he knew he was about to die. We could all see the pain as he regarded us with his blood red eyes but for some reason I was the only one it bothered.
With a snarl I launched myself over Paul. Landing in front of him I turned to face him and crouched down letting out another threatening snarl.
Sam crouched down in front of me and growled full-out showing me all of his sharp menacing teeth. What are you doing? His voice whipped my mind with the revulsion in it, directed at me.
I could feel all of his disgust at me defending the vampire. Are we murderers now? I mentally yelled back. I could feel his shock as he registered my words and then the rage that came with them.
The surprise didn't last long and slowly his ruff straightened making him twice his normal size. His voice soft he looked at me through hard eyes,And what do you think should happen to the blood-sucker? I glanced over my shoulder to see what the vampire in discussion was doing.
He was still crouched in a defensive position but he hadn't moved since I had started to protect him. His cold eyes watched the conversation he couldn't hear but determined his life. I felt how much it took out of Sam not to lose control of his temper so I moved farther in front of the vampire blocking him from Sam's sight ready for his anger to my next words.
We give him a chance, I told him and he let out a low growl in anger making me cringe ,we take him to the Cullen's and let them explain.
He took about a second to spit out hatefully, I will not let the Cullens do our job ! All of the wolves in the pack stiffened at the thought of letting someone else, especially vampires, take care of our responsibility.
They all turned their snouts to look at me except for Paul who was watching the vampire waiting for the second he could get close. For the kill. Of course not!, I snapped at him, If he doesn't agree I'll take him to the woods and take care of him. Sam turned his head and loped off into the forest quickly disappearing into the trees his anger leaving almost a visible trail behind him.
All of the other wolves followed suit until I was alone in the circle with the vampire. I felt with some surprise that my ruff was up and my teeth were still bared.
I shook my fur to settle it down and stood up turning slowly until I could see the vampire. He was looking at me with his unhuman blood-red eyes. Quickly I turned and jumped into the woods the dappled sunlight bouncing off my golden fur. What did I just do?
I thought about turning human but dismissed the idea when I thought about how vulnerable I'd be. Also I didn't have any clothes on me. How was I going to get the vampire to Carlisle and the others?
I could hear the others in my mind and knew that they weren't going to help me. Well Jacob's pack were friends with the Cullen clan. They would help me if my new pack is too heartless.
I deliberately sent that thought to all the others who were listening in on my thoughts and were enjoying my helplessness. I felt their anger and some shame. Not enough to help me though.
I slowly ran a circle around the bloodsucker that was getting me in so much trouble. He didn't move which surprised me.
I thought he was going to make a run for it as soon as he heard the others leaving. He wasn't stupid. How hard he fought proved that. He must have had training to fight us so well, holding off eight wolves at once.
With that thought my mind was made up. I couldn't herd him to the Cullens by myself. I sat down and let out a howl that any animal could have heard for miles.
The vampire turned in surprise, his lightning like reflexes making me growl as he looked in my direction. "Why haven't you just killed me already?," he demanded.
His blood red eyes stared right into mine with unnerving accuracy through the trees. I knew vampires had good eyesight but his unflinching gaze unnerved me. I growled menacingly again letting him know I was thinking about it. His lips curved up slightly as if he understood and in normal circumstances it could have passed for a smile.
Padded feet running through the undergrowth toward us made him crouch again getting ready for a fight his teeth glistening dangerously, more of a threat than any growl he could have made. I didn't look away from him knowing that it was Seth who was coming having already caught his scent. I knew he was there to help. I felt a pang of relief that someone actually answered my call.
When the young wolf finally bounded into the space between the trees next to me his tail was already wagging absurdly like a house dog getting excited over a treat and I felt a flood of affection towards the younger wolf. I touched my nose to his cheek giving him a hello.
He whined a little and looked toward the clearing where the blood red eyes still watched us. I looked at him and then pawed the ground letting him know to stay and watch annoyed that I couldn't just tell him. But he wasn't part of my pack. He was in Jacob's and when I came to the small town of Forks I had met Sam and my wolf had immediately joined his pack finding a place to belong.
The sandy brown wolf let his tounge roll out and yipped in agreement, understanding my confusing charades, then started the perimeter circle following the scent of my earlier passage. I just shook my head at his childlike happiness and gave one last glance over my shoulder looking at the vampire I was going through so much trouble to save. I didn't even know why.
I started running in the direction Seth had come from already knowing I would find Jacob waiting for me. When I found him he was already in human form and was leaning against a tree waiting to talk with me.
When Jacob saw me he held up a large shirt and I bared my teeth in a wolf equivalent of a grin to answer the one spreading across his face. I walked up to him and gently took the shirt in my teeth and went behind a giant oak tree to shift.
With a small sigh I slid the large shirt on and then walked towards the boy waiting in the clearing for me. "Thanks," I said tugging on the shirt," I had just ran out."
He gave a small laugh and answered with a grin," I always do to so I brought one just in case. I hate having to turn every time I need to talk to one of the Quileute pack. I wish we could talk to you without shifting. "
I frowned , "Actually I have enough teenagers talking in my head at the moment. I don't need more."
He smiled understandingly at my answer before he said," Yeah, I totally understand, but that doesn't explain why there is a vampire about twenty feet away from us and why he isn't dead yet."
I glared, " Because everyone deserves a chance Jacob Black and you better be carefull, You're starting to sound like Sam."
He blushed as he realized who exactly he was talking to and what I meant. With my green eyes and blond hair I wasn't exactly the normal wolf around these parts and not everyone was so accepting of a stranger when I first came to town. That included the over protective newly imprinted alpha werewolf who sat in front of me.
He tried to back track, " Well if he... I don't think ... If you don't know...,"he winced as I just glared at him my green eyes hard.
"He deserves a chance to make a choice, Jacob. If he denies it or Edward doesn't accept him with his mind reading then I will take care of him. Myself. I just need your help to get him to Carlisle's." He studied my face for a few seconds and then deciding I was going to be stubborn nodded. Time to go get the vampire.