Guess what? There's a freak show on my doorstep and I don't even
have to pay.
"Leah, could you hurry up please?" Quil shouted.
"Politeness doesn't register in Leah's brain Quil," said Embry.
"Oh right sorry dude. Leah, hurry up or you'll get a butt
"No, no. Empty threats amuse her. She'll never come out now."
"Why couldn't Seth stay long enough to open the door for us?"
Did you know that idiocy is actually pretty tiring? They'd been
at it for ages. I wasn't doing it to annoy them. I just hadn't
decided whether or not I was going to be difficult today. Okay, I
was definitely going to be difficult, but it wasn't official
until I'd annoyed the hell out of some morons, and these morons
were always at hand. I threw on some clothes before I ran down
the stairs and opened the door.
"How old are you, five?" I snorted as I came out.
"I wish Quil was. Or maybe it would be better if he was my age.
He'd spend more time with me," pouted Claire.
"Excellent, you brought the runt."
"How old will I be when you quit calling me that? It's been
"Aw don't worry Claire. You'll always be the runt to me," I
smirked striding ahead of them.
Actually she'd be the runt until she was old enough to realise.
Until the day Quil tells her why he was always forever willing to
play skipping rope with her during her childhood, and didn't even
complain when his arms were about to drop off. Then all fun would
I was tempted to break into a run but even I could see it was
pointless. Running wouldn't make the day much more bearable. It
would still be a day filled with things I didn't want to do, but
had to. All that would be different was that I'd have to do them
that much sooner. There was no one decent to race against. Quil
and Embry were no challenge at all.
"Is it really that much of a drag to walk with us Leah?" Quil
"Let her, I don't mind. She's really mean to me," Claire told
I knew exactly what to expect of today. The yet to be introduced
Kyle and Amber would thank whoever cared to listen while I tried
not to throw up. Jake and Sam would probably talk a lot about how
we should treat them like family, even if they did ditch Sam and
his pack. All because Amber, who I'm so dying not to meet, had to
turn up and make Kyle a gormless worshipper.
And they say I'm too harsh.
We reached the edge of the woods where Jacob told me to meet him.
Thank God that Quil Embry and the runt were heading in another
direction. He stood with another guy who was just as huge who I
guessed was a member of the new pack. I'd recently discovered
that the pack's Alpha was called Cameron and I wondered if this
was him. He was certainly tall enough though not quite as tall as
Jacob. I sighed as I approached them.
"What am I being forced to do against my will?" I asked and the
"Is this another 'let's try and show up Jake' day?" Jacob asked.
"Why, whatever do you mean most high and powerful Alpha?"
"Yeah I thought so," he laughed, "Kyle this is Leah. She's second
"Aha," he said arrogantly.
"Where's the other half?" I frowned.
What was he doing here with me instead of being with his imprint?
If Sam could then he'd be with Emily 24/7 and Jacob definitely
tries to be with Renesmee as much as possible. I mean why else
would a wolf worry about staying out too late?
"Amber's with Cameron and Ryan's brother's watching him like a
hawk. Kyle's with you," Jake nodded towards me.
"Uh, any reason why?" I eyed Kyle.
"That would be their business. That's it then," he shrugged.
"Wait, he's with me?" I asked.
"Kyle's Cameron's beta, so I thought, why not?"
"That's like when parents put their kids together and think
they'll get along great because they're all gap toothed and
around the same age," I spat.
"Well then I guess this is a good time to remind you to be good
and play nice," he smirked at my expression.
"Expect a 'let's show up Jake' week," I said venomously.
"She's quite a character isn't she?" Jake thumped him on the
shoulder. "Have fun."
Now there's this really arrogant guy standing in front of me
eyeing me like I'm from the same stock as Quil and or Embry. And
I don't like him.