Name: Sam Uley
Date of birth: 1986
Quileute Status: Werewolf -Shape-shifter Alpha
Werewolf Gene Source: Uley line
Human hair color: Black
Wolf Coat Color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Physical description: Sam is very Tall, with cropped black hair.
Education/occupation: He attended the hight school on the reservation. He his currently the keader if the original wolf pack.
Family member: He is the only child of Joshua and Allison Uley. He has imprinted on Emily Young.
Personal History: Sam waas raised on the quileute reservation by his mother, Allison. The stress of providing for a family was too much for his father, who left when Sam was very young. Sam took on most of what should have been his father's responsibilities, and as a result, he was always mature for his age. He had been thaught the old werewolf legends about his great-grandfather. Levi Uley, but like everyone else of his generation, Sam believed they were myths.
When he was a senior in high school, Sam became the first of his generation to phase into a werevolf. He had no idea what had happened to him. Totally panicked, he hid deep in the woods for twoweeks. Finally, he calmed sown enough that he turned back into a human while he slept. He snuck home and told no one about is experience. He wouldn't talk to hid mother or to his long-term girlfriend, Leah Clearwater. He believed he'd gone insane and was having delusions.
Sam lived in fear of another attack until the day Old Quil Ateara stopped by to see Allyson and happened to shake Sam's hand. Old Quil had been taught to recognized the signs of a werewolf who has already phased, of is about to. Sam's high body temperature and recent unexplained disappearance made the situation clear to Old Quil. He called an emergency meeting with the other tribal elders, Billy Black and Harry Clearwater. They were the last surviving members of the tribe who had seen actual werewolf transformation. That night they went to Sam's house and asked him to attend their council meeting. Sam respected them enough to go with them, though he assumed they were only going to castigate him for his strange behavior. Instead, they were able to tell him exactly what he'd just been through. He was stunned to realize that he'd known the explanations all along. The elders gave him as much information as they could, but, as non of them had ever personally experiences being a werewolf, their instruction was incomplete. They told Sam that he could expect new werewolves to join him as they became old enough, and that he would have to keep everything he now knew as a secret. They also told him that vampires were real, living just a few miles from the tribe, and responsible for what was happening to him.
Sam was relieved to know he wasn't insane, and comforted by the fact that at least three people understood. But being a literal werewolf seemed to him only slightly better than being insane. He took his responsibility towards the tribe very seriously from the outset. The idea that his friends and family were in danger from real-life vampires made him furious. He started practicing his phasing and trying to control it, but coming at it blind and alone, he made only slow progress.
His relationship with his mother and Leah remained difficult because he couldn't give them any information about what had happened or where he was now spending his time. His mother was somewhat reassured because he was with the elders so often; she felt he was in good hands, at least. Leah, on the other hand, refused to be placated. She demanded answers that Sam couldn't give. the relationship was very strained, but not broken. They loved each other to much to let a fight, no matter how serious come between them. Hundreds of times Sam was tempted to just tell her the truth. The knowledge that she would never believe him helped him keep his secret. He swore to her that he was not involved in anything criminal, and also that there was no other woman. They still spent as much time together as possible, though it was less than before. The elders warned him to keep his distance, but he didn't fully understand the danger; he'd never seen the transformation from the outside. Not long after his own transformation, Jared Cameron and then Paul Lahote also Phased for the first time. The elders kept watch over the tribe and called Sam whenever they thought there was something going on. For example, when Jared failed to come home one night, Jared's father called Billy for help. Billy contacted Sam; Sam phased and located Jared. Sam was able to coach Jared and Paul through the difficult transition. They bonded through shared experience and their mutual secret. They became extremely close and spent most of their time together. They were able to help one another when one of them got angry.
Then Leah's cousin Emily Young came for a weekend visit. It wasn't an unusual event; Sam had met Emily several times during his years with Leah. He liked Emily, and he liked that Emily was a good friend to Leah. Sam knew the stories about imprinting, and he now believed that- like the werewolf stories - they were based in fact. However, he never imagined that imprinting would affect his own life, When he arrived at the Clearwaters' that night, Leah met Sam at the front door and led him to the yard, where the rest of the family was chatting while Harry barbecued. He was still holding hands with Leah when he saw Emily.
That one second of staring into Emily's eyes changed his life more than anything he'd ever experiences- including phasing into a werewolf the first time. His first impulse was to go to Emily's side. As he dropped Leah's hand and walked towards Emily, he started to realize what had just happened and began to process the consequences. Before he could reach out and touch Emily's hand, which he felt compelled to do, he turned abruptly and left without a word.
He wasn't able to go far. Every step he took away from Emily was physically painful. he paced the block, trying to understand and to formulate a plan. He knew for certain that the way he felt about Emily would never change, and that his life would not be bearable without her near. He also knew that while he still loved Leah the same way he had before, it was irrelevant compared to how he felt about Emily. And it broke his heart that he was going to have break Leah's. In that moment, he began to truly loathe the Cullens. They had turned him into a traitor and a liar. At same time, he couldn't bring himself to hate his feelings for Emily; they felt too right, too pure.
Sam returned to the Clearwaters' several hours later. Getting closer to Emily was a physical relief, though he was consumed with guilt over what he had to do. He asked Sue to send Leah outside; he was afraid of how he would react to seeing Emily again, although he wanted nothing more. When Leah came out, he was direct. He told her he had to break up with her. He cried. Leah assumed it had something to do with Sam's many secrets, and while she was devastated, she had hope for the future. She told him she wasn't giving up on him. He told her she needed to. But he couldn't bring himself to mention Emily.
Sam spent the longest two days of his life waiting for Emily to return to her home in Neah Bay. He forced himself to keep his distance while she was with Leah, determined to keep from hurting Leah any more that absolutely unavoidable. Emily was very surprised to see Sam, having heard about the breakup. She was horrified when he explained that he had broken up with Leah in order to be with her. She told him to leave. He did what she wanted, but was unable to stay away for long. He tried to talk to her again, ans Emily heard him out. He told her all his secrets, because she wanted to know them. She didn't believe any of it, and demanded that he show her. So he followers her into the forest and phased. At that point, she had to believe everything, but she told him she still couldn't accept his feelings for her. But she didn't order him to leave and never come back. So he returned, and they continued to argue. Emily wanted him to go back to Leah and try to make it work; Sam said that would be living a lie, that he would be hurting Leah more - did Emily want that?
Many of the conversations took place in the woods outside of Neah Bay. While Emily continued to have many problems with Sam's behavior, she respected the secrecy he had to maintain, so they discussed these things only in private. And Emily was fascinated by the fantasy of it all. - the reality of the legends, the danger of the vampires, all of it.
Sam , thrilled to please her, described everything in detail. She even met the other members of the pack. But then she heard the rumors were circulating about her behaviour. She realized how much time she'd been spending with Sam, and recognized what that would look like to Leah. Furious with herself, she lashed out at Sam. She met him in the woods and told him that he had to stay away from her, Knowing he would have to obey her if it would make her happy, Sam despaired. Next she ordered him to go back to Leah. This Sam could not agree to; he would not hurt Leah further by pretending. He told Emily it was impossible for him to love Leah the way he loved Emily, and he wouldn't ask Leah to settle that way. Emily couldn't doubt that Sam truly care for Leah's well-being, but that only made her angrier about her own behavior. She called him a liar and shoved him away. She told him that he was just like his father, that he was running away from his responsibilities like Joshua had.
This was a more sensitive issue than Emily had imagined. Sam had lived his whole life trying to be the opposite of his father. Just hearing his father's name threw him into a rage. Sam had never perfected control of phasing. He tried to remain calm all the time, but he lacked the ability to calm once the fury hit. He realized what was happening with less than a second to react. He tried to move away from Emily, throwing his hands up to warn her away. Emily didn't understand; she thought he was trying to avoid her words. She stepped forward, refusing to let him back away from her accusations. When Sam burst into his wolf form, he took up more space than he had as a human. His hand, still extended, turned into massive claws, which raked down her face and right arm. Emily was knocked unconscious by the blow. Sam, believing that he had killed her, was frantic. He could not control himself enough to phase back into human form. Luckly, Jared was in his wolf form at the time and heard Sam's Hysteria. He swiftly contacted paul, and then Sue Clearwater, who , as a nurse, was the perfect person to help. Paul drove Sue to the scene while Jared went on foot, in wolf form. Jared revived Emily and Sam paced and hovered while they waited for Sue. Sue Stabilized Emily and then got her to the nearest hospital. She told the attending doctor that Emily was mauled by a bear.. Sam couldn't calm down enough to go with Sue to the hospital, and he hated that, as he was already packed with guilt.
Sam eventually calmed down enough to become human again. He was desolate and wanted to die. Jared kept him updated on Emily's condition, which was not critical. The next afternoon, Jared told Sam that Emily was Asking for him. Sam went into Emily's hospital room and saw her face covered with bandages. They both already knew that she was scarred for life. Sam asked her to tell him to kill himself so that he could escape the misery; he couldn't even commit suicide without knowing for certain that his was what she wanted. But Emily had asked for him to visit because she knew how horrified he would be and how unintentional his actions had been. She didn't want him to blame for himself for what was truly an accident. She had already forgave him. She also realized as she lay there in the hospital, that one person she really wanted to be there with her was Sam. She felt lonely and incomplete without him.
Sam was never able to forgive himself entirely, but he put those feelings aside as much as possible to make Emily happy. Emily no longer fought the relationship. She called Leah to tell her about the change in her feelings; due to the need for secrecy, she was not able to explain herself well. She begged for forgiveness, but Leah refused. Leah's pain was a difficult thing for both Emily and Sam, but their relationship progressed easily from that point; they found it effortless to be close both emotionally and physically.
Embry Call joined the pack, and then Jacob Black. Embry was a surprise to everyone, but Jacob was expected, as he was descended straight fro, the last Alpha wolf, Ephraim Black, and Sam had been waiting for him to take his place as the new Alpha. Jacob was opposed to leading the pack, and insisted that Sam stay in charge. Sam, who had been acting Alpha up to this point due to being the first to phase, was now the official Alpha, with all the powers that entailed. As the pack grew, Sam struggled with his role, sometimes being to slow to command, other times going too far with his authority. He tried hard to balance his leadership and do the best for his pack.