Chapter 22- Kyle Clinn
"It's impossible," said Sam angrily.
"No it's not," Leah muttered.
Billy leaned back, his russet skin suddenly a shade paler. He
coughed and composed himself before speaking gravely in his deep
"Leah's right. We all know it's possible. It's happened once
before, a long time ago. A pack member accidentally killed the
object of another member's imprint. There was a fight to the
death. The member who killed the girl was killed. Unfortunately
the member who lost his imprint also died in the fight."
I wouldn't call it unfortunate. I would've been happy to die.
Everyone exchanged dark looks. Sam looked like he was going to be
sick. He had to listen to this knowing he almost killed his own
imprint. I couldn't muster enough strength to hate him at that
"There was no fight this time dad. Ryan's long gone," said Jake.
"We looked for him but he's probably on his way to Canada or
something. He probably won't show his face here again," said Cam.
"This is like nothing I've ever seen before. He's still
"She will be, hopefully. She's dead now from the method the
doctor's trying. But he's going to try to revive her. He's trying
right now," I said.
Everyone was staring at me. I wanted to hit them for it but my
limbs felt heavier. It felt like there was a weight pressing down
on my chest, my shoulder and my heart. Was this what I was going
to feel like for the rest of my life? Was I just going to have to
deal with feeling like a zombie and not feeling like it was worth
even waking up in the morning? If only Ryan hadn't run and the
fight had happened. I could've gotten killed and it would've
solved everything. If only Leah hadn't stopped me from drowning
myself. The only way to fix things when life doesn't mean
anything is to die.
"I'm sorry Kyle but I have to ask. If Carlisle manages to revive
Amber what will happen? I'm assuming that something's changed now
that the imprint has broken," said Billy awkwardly.
"You could say that," I replied.
"I hope it works out for you son, honestly I do. No one deserves
this. I know we'll all be praying for her revival," said Billy.
There was murmured agreement. Leah sighed quietly and looked at
"Tell them. Now, before I do," she said.
"I told you that Alice had a vision about Amber being brain
damaged. She had a few visions and they all told her if Amber was
human she'd be that way. I don't want that. If the doctor can
bring her back and it's true I can't leave her like that, it
wouldn't be right. So the only other option other than death is
Amber becoming a vampire."
Billy's eyebrows shot up then pulled together. He cleared his
"Before we talk about this, have you thought it through? Have
you thought about what you'll be doing to Amber, letting Carlisle
turn her into a vampire? No disrespect Nessie honey," he added.
She shrugged as best as she could in Jake's arms. "I keep
telling you Billy, it doesn't bother me."
I looked Billy in the eyes.
"Nothing's been decided yet Billy but I need to know. It's a
possibility. Please," I asked.
Billy sighed and looked between Sam and Jacob.
"Well which one of you is going to give the Cullen's
Sam stood up but before even Emily could stop him from saying
what he was going to I spoke. I got up off the log. It was so
much effort to stand and to even just open my mouth to speak.
"Believe it or not Sam I do know what I'm doing."
Sam ignored him and turned to Cameron. "Are you going to let him
"Are you saying I should stop him?" he replied.
"See this is where it gets complicated right Cam? It's your
hatred of me versus your hatred of vampires."
"He can do what he wants. No one knows what's better for Amber
than him. Plus he'd never forgive me," Cameron said harshly.
"Something tells me you're only saying that. I know you Cam. You
don't want this any more than I do."
He left with Emily. Nessie stared after them thoughtfully before
turning to Cameron.
"You hate vampires?" she asked.
He wouldn't answer so she looked at me. I tried to ignore her
but I felt like I had to look at her to answer her. I was
surprised when I finally realised why Bella had looked so
familiar- she must be Nessie's mother. They look too similar. So
Bella must have had Nessie when she was still human and that's
how she's a hybrid. Bella loved a vampire and now the girl I
loved could be about to become one, if Carlisle could bring her
back to life.
"I've lost friends to vampires but honestly, your family seem as
good as vampires get."
She nodded like she was satisfied and Jacob mouthed good answer
over her head. Billy looked at me like he was reading my mind.
His eyes made me feel like he really was. He turned to Jacob.
"Jake, do your father a favour and give the Cullen's your
permission to change Amber."
"Sure, sure, I'll tell them. I would have anyway but we needed
to tell you. This is only the second time an imprint has ever
broken so," his face darkened, "I knew you had to know."
"Thank you-" I began but Billy cut across me.
"Don't rush your decision okay? I can see it's eating you up
son. Don't do anything you don't feel a hundred percent about. I
know whatever you decide, you'll decide what's best for that poor
I went to get up when I saw Leah's face. I hadn't heard it ring
but she had her phone pressed to her ear and Seth was looking at
"It's Carlisle. He says we need to get over there now."