Title: La Meute (The Pack)
Author: Uld Ases
Chapter: Les souvenirs de Leah (Leah’s memories)
Pairing: Sam/Leah, Sam/Emily, Sue/Harry, Adalphe/Alienor (OCs)
Disclaimer: I don’t own Twilight
Warnings/Squicks: Mention of miscarriage
Summary: Leah has a good friend, a friend who knows everything about shifters. After all, she’s a wolf-shifter. And when Leah shifts for the first time, she doesn’t join Sam’s pack.
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“Oh God, I’ve to tell Sam!” Loup smiled at her, Leah really wanted a baby with her soon-to-be husband.
“Be happy that the wedding is not so far, you will look great on the pictures.” Leah giggled and they left. Sam has to hear this good news!
“What do you mean, you don’t love me anymore?” Leah couldn’t (didn’t want to) understand what he was saying. That was true that Sam wasn’t often at home but surely...
“I want to marry Emily.” Leah opened wide eyes. Emily? Her cousin? Her best-friend? Her sister?
“Why? How? You’ve just met her!”
“I’m sorry Leah that was love at first sight.” Leah looked around her, Loup tried to sooth Leah but all she wanted to do was to punch Sam. And bite him. And pluck his head. Leah’s parents tried to tell her that to let it go. You couldn’t control everything. Love most of all. Seth, her sweet baby brother, took Sam’s side too. So did everyone. She wanted to scream, to hit someone, preferably Sam, but she couldn’t breathe. All she could feel it’s an unbearable pain in her chest.
“Leah...” Loup tried to move Leah to the door. “Leah, we need to go to the hospital...” Leah looked at her best friend, asking silently ‘why?’ Loup’s eyes went down. Leah was bleeding. She couldn’t even make a noise.
“It’s your fault!” Everyone tried to make amends to Leah but she told them one truth or two. “I don’t want you in my life, you made your choice. You choose Emily over me so deal with it. I’ll move out La Push and with Loup. Don’t call me, don’t come to my house, and don’t write, nothing.” She pointed to the golden couple. “You... You’re fucking bastards. Believe me, what you do to me; you’ll pay it, one day or another. Your betrayal will be visible for everyone to see and you will never be able to look at yourself in a mirror! NOW GET OUT!” Loup was close to her friend and Loup’s family, mostly the men, pushed the Quileutes outside.
“Please, leave. Don’t push yourselves on her. She will call you when she will be ready.” Say Adalphe2, Loup’s father.
“It’s my daughter!” Yelled Sue.
“The same daughter you just let down when you must have support her.”
“You don’t understand...” tried Harry. Loup’s mother, Alienor3, cut him
“No... YOU don’t understand. Your daughter was hurt and you told her that it was nothing, that her love was nothing, that her pain was nothing. That she has to let it go. Would you have let it go if it was you?” None of the Pack or of the Elders had an answer. They left, hearing Leah crying for her lost baby.
They were all at good distance from the little funeral. Since they don’t have a body to bury, they burn papers on which were wrote prayers for the soul of Leah’s Baby. Leah looked ill. She relied on Loup. Sam really wanted to go there, to hug Leah, to tell her that he still loved her. But he couldn’t. Adalphe said that they could pay their respect to the baby after they go. Leah stayed for a while and left with the Gavaudan’s family. Sam and the others Quileutes came closer to the fire and burn some letters they’ve wrote the day before. Sam apologized to his unborn baby, saying to it that he loved it; he would always love it and his mother. That he would do anything to make its mother happy again.
Seth burned his paper. He believed the Elders when they told them that imprint was the most beautiful thing to happen to a shifter. But he didn’t understand how something beautiful could do something that wrong. His nephew or niece should have grown in his sister. It birth should have been the most happy day in his sister’s life. Looking at the fire, Seth vowed that he will never believe what the Elders said as easily. He has made the mistake to choose the Pack before his sister, it will never happen again. Sue and Harry looked at the fire, tears in their eyes. Their family broke apart. They liked Sam and they loved Emily like a daughter. So, when Sam imprinted on Emily, they were happy for them. Imprinting was something rare and wonderful. Except for the fact that imprint killed their grand-baby. It killed the baby of their baby. Sue always imagined that she would be there to help and guide Leah through her pregnancies. But it wasn’t meant to be. Harry cried for his princess and the losses she has suffered one after another. She didn’t know that Sam became a shifter. She didn’t know about imprinting. Of course, she shouldn’t understand. Alienor was right; they didn't want to know how Leah could have felt.
1- Loup Gavaudan: In French, Loup is the word for Wolf . Gavaudan is the Occitan (Romance language spoken in southern France, Italy's Occitan Valleys, Monaco, and Catalonia's Val d'Aran; the regions sometimes known informally as Occitania) of Gévaudan or Gevaudan, historical area of France, nowadays situated in Lozère department, known for La Bête du Gévaudan (The Beast Of Gevaudan), a man-eating wolf-like animals alleged to have terrorized this area between 1764 and 1767 with 210 attacks, resulting in 113 deaths and 49 injuries; 98 of the victims killed were partly eaten.
2-Adalphe: Is a variation of Adolph. The name is derived from the Old High German Athalwolf, a composition of athal, or adal, meaning noble, and wolf.
3-Alienor: Or Aliénor. Occitan of Eleanor. From Arabic Elinor “God is Light” or from Greek Eleos “Compassion, Forgiveness”.