Chapter 1 -
As I opened my eyes. I felt a sudden pull. A gravitational pull of something, something special. Because of this thought. My heart started hammering. - I felt stupid! Why was my heart even hammering?
So, I just went downstairs prepared my dad's breakfast. He overslept again. My dad is Charlie. - Every time I see Charlie and think of my situation. I think of Bella. My favorite character. She is after all the main character in Twilight. Since our situation (with the father) is quite the same - His police officer, we live together alone. But there was a little difference. My mom Jessica - but she preferably wants her to be called as Jess - died when I was only 8. Now my dad and I are the only ones left. - As Charlie's breakfast was done I went up stairs to fix my stuff. Today is a new year. And I'm going to be a senior. Knowing the thought, it makes me shudder. I can't believe I'm graduating already. It seems so fast. As I finished myself I went down stairs and to my surprise, Charlie was already awake.
"Hey Dad, you're early," I said.
"Guess so. Hey, how's stuff? ," He asked. He looked like Charlie now. It's been so long that I really made a conversation with my dad. I haven't notice his becoming himself again. That's good.
"Fine," I replied. Obviously I sounded bored. Which in fact I was.
"Well, see you later then." He replied as he toyed with his food.
"Um. Sure thing. See 'ya dad." I said. And kissed his check. And strode along to my car. Which I actually bought. I can't believe I actually saved up enough to buy myself a car. - I felt smug showing it around.
As I rode my new Vios going to school. There it was again.The pull. And yet again, my heart started hammering, again. What an awkward feeling.
When I got out of my car I saw the student body in Forks High School, bodies together as if there was a gossip. Maybe there is. Knowing Forks. There's NO secret that can't be revealed.
So, I went to check it out myself. It seemed there's going to be transfer students here. Wonder who they're gonna be? But it said there that some are not related. Some.
"What's up, Kari?" Michael asked me. Breaking my ponder on the new students. He was my best friend. A guy who sees himself as friend and not a boyfriend. We didn't share that same romantic connection. Not at all. Not even one percent.
"Oh, hey Mike. Wow! You actually used my nickname this time." I observed. My full name was Hekari Kate Collins. My mom named me after the word 'Hekari' which means 'light' in Japan. She once said to my dad that she named me that because I bring light to her. But my dad wanted to name me Kate, after my grandma Katie. So they made the enchanting name: Hekari Kate Collins. Though the word enchanting might be the wrong word for it.
"Well, I wanted to bug you again. 'Cause I know calling you Hekari, bugs you but I noticed lately, that it doesn't anymore. So, I gave up." Mike said.
"Oh, that's… well, um, nice. Thanks Mike." I murmured.
"Something's bugging you, honey. What is it?"
"Ohhh. Maybe you're meeting your soul mate. You know just like in that Twilight Movie. About the wolves, and the imprint, and stuff."Mike chanted.
"Get real Mike." I snapped.
"Honey, you need to dream from time to time." Vanessa suddenly said, out of the blue.
"Van? You're early." I said flatly
She just shrugged.
I just merely laugh and added, "Yeah, like it helps. Dreaming isn't really my…um, thing."
Mike just shrugged. Van rolled her eyes. And we all went to our first class.
As my best friend and I walked to our Calculus class. Our professor, Mr. Bartney shouted, "Alright, everyone in there seats! Now!"
Mike sat beside his ex-girlfriend, Jane. I didn't notice they're back together until now. Mike put his arm around Jane, and Jane rested her head in his shoulder. When Mike looked at me, I gave him a thumbs-up and he gave a thankful smile. I was the only one without a seatmate. - Maybe the new kids will become like The Cullens and maybe Edward would come in and say 'hi' to me. But I was thinking stupid again. Vampires are not real. - Van looked exhausted. Overworking I guess. She's been helping her mom work up stuff in there house since her dad died. Poor Van.
Then, Mr. Bartney said again in his loud voice, "Alright everyone listen, we have a new student: His name is Alec Spencer. His from Canada together with his family. Be nice." Mr. Bartney made the last sentence sound almost like a threat.
It seemed that the new kid was going to be my seat mate. And as I felt someone come inside. I felt that pull again. Only stronger. Huh. Weird.
And, there he stood. Tall, fair-skinned, dark-haired, he even has those beautiful chocolate brown eyes, and almost in a way, he looked… Beautiful, and as our eyes met. I felt the pull again. Stronger this time. And not just that, it was radiating from this boy. I felt he just connected a thousand wires at me. Then, I felt safe, I felt warm and I felt I belonged to him. - And that part was really, really weird. - So I shook my head so that stupid imagination would go away. But I couldn't help myself to look away from him.
We looked at each others eyes. I sat while he stood in front of all our classmates.
As the bell rang everyone was out, including my brotherly best friend with his girlfriend, of whom was actually one of my dear friends. But I was long away from reality. And my almost motherly girl-friend rushed out for her next class. We were the only ones left.
"Hello." He said. When he was near enough he looked at me, the way he looked was as if I'm a Sun and, his a blind man looking at me. - The description was like me describing myself being imprinted on. How stupid I was being. I should get over this nonsense.
So I shook my head back and forth again. Then I snapped back to reality. I stood and raised my hand; palms slightly tilted gesturing into a handshake. And I said, "Hi, My names Hekari Kate Collins, but you can call me Kari. And you must be Alec Spencer?"
"Yes, I am. Hello love." He murmured, grinning at me. He acted as if we knew each other.
I looked at him in surprise. Did he just called me; love? Why would he call me that?
"Excuse me?" I almost shouted. I was shocked! Who could blame me?
"Didn't you just feel me imprinting on you?" he asked.
"WHAT?!" I gasped, "What did you just say?!..IMPRINT? … You? … on … me?"
"Yes," he replied. Adoration in his voice.
As I looked intently in his eyes. The eyes which is making heart pound harder now.
I was speechless.
As I strode towards my car, gritting my teeth. Then I went inside my Vios. I can't believe what just had happen. I could still remember it. - Of course I could still remember it. It was just a few hours ago. - But it was as if it won't get out of my head. And I can't get him out of my head! Ugh.
"Why don't you go to La Push later, love? So you that you would know what's happening. It's been a long time since I've been there too. Want to go there together? I could pick you at 5." He said it as if he was my boyfriend! Who does he think he is?!
"EXCUSE ME!? What are you saying? IMPRINT? Please! Get back to reality. Or do you need a behavior-check?" I said, almost shouting again.
He just shrugged. "4 then?" he asked.
"You're impossible! You act as if you know me!" this time I shouted.
"I would love it if I could. But it seems. You don't like me. Did I say something wrong?" He asked. Anxious at my anger.
"Whatever." I replied. Running towards the door. But he blocked my way. I glared at him intently.
"Get out of my way!" I yelled.
He sighed. Then moved to the side, so that I could pass. "If that's what you want." He murmured. I looked at him. It seems I'd hurt his feelings. I don't like hurting this stranger. Even though he is.
"Alright. I'll go there. What time?" I asked flatly.
His face lit up. His eyes burned in gladness. "Really?" he asked. Well, it's obvious he was happy. I'm glad. - Odd, I feel I do want him to be happy. And not ever hurting. Now that's really weird.
"Yeah, I guess so. I've been feeling… a little… um... weird lately. So I thought you could help. Could you?" I asked.
"More than that!" he replied. Then he suddenly hugged me tightly. I as if I couldn't help myself. I hugged him back.
"Uh, thanks?" then I shrugged.
As I drove towards La Push I saw a someone leaning in a tree.
As I saw La Push. It was really been ages since I've been here. The last time I was here was here was when I was 8. I didn't ever come back. Knowing that my mom's memories will go chasing me here, this was the last place we spent bonding together.
My heart would always ache remembering her. She was more than a mom to me. She was my best friend. My sister. And now, she's not here. With me. With my dad. Remembering my dad. - I sighed - Poor Charlie. He loved her so dearly. We all did. Anyone who knew her loved her. She was the sweetest thing. - I sighed again, and shook my head, shaking the bad memories away. There's no need to remember the hard past. My mom would hate me if I did.
Knowing it was Alec. I stopped the car beside him. He opened the passenger seat and climbed in.
"Hey there." He said.
"Uh, hi" I said.
He just grinned.
We rode towards the direction he was pointing. Who knew that La Push was so wide? I sure didn't.
"Stop here." He said suddenly. So I stopped the car.
"Okay. We're are we?" I asked.
"Well, I've only been here thrice, actually. But it still looks quite the same." He replied.
"Well, when I knew who I really was. I started bolting away from this place. Good thing somebody catch up with me. So I went back here and they told me everything and I believed them. Everything about this new life was real. And pretty cool too. The speed, strength, and the new senses. It's pretty awesome!" He said. That was the longest the preach he said.
"But you said it's been long since you've been here." I countered.
He nodded. "It's been 2 months since I've been here. I went to Canada to study there a little. Then I was planning to come back here." He looked at me with awed eyes. "But when I was in the plain I felt a pull, I told my brothers and they said maybe it's the imprint pull. I was speechless then. When I went to La Push' School. The pull was really weak. But when I went pass your school. The pull" He shook his head a little "It was so strong. So I figured that I should enroll there and maybe I would meet my destiny. And then, I saw you" he was grinning when he stopped.
"No offense. But this is getting weird!" I said.
"Oh, don't worry. They'll explain everything to us. You know, you're not the only one who's a first timer at this stuff" He said.
"Fine." I said coolly.
"So, shall we?" he asked.
I nodded. And opened my door. I was surprised that he was already there when I came out. As we walked towards the door of the house he brought us. He suddenly held my hand. I was surprised but he seemed tense. So didn't let go. But deep inside me. I didn't want him to let go. I wanted him to never let go of me. Maybe this imprinting stuff is real. Too real.