This is a collab story with me and Gianna Black. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED! ALL THESE CHARACTERS AND SOME SCENES BELONG TO STEPHENIE MEYER! It's a Jacob and Bella story. So, please enjoy!
Chapter 1 (New Moon, Chapter 9: Third Wheel, page 219-224, just after Jacob left home from the movies)
I leaned against the kitchen counter, my hand inches from the phone, and tried to wait patiently. thought of the strange look on Jacob's face before he drove away, and my fingers started drumming against the counter. I should have insisted on driving him home.
I watched the clock as the minutes ticked by. Ten. Fifteen. Even when I was driving, it only took fifteen minutes, and Jacob drove faster than I did. Eighteen minutes. I picked up the phone and dialed.
It rang and rang. Maybe Billy was asleep. Maybe I'd dialed wrong. I tried again.
On the eighth ring, just as I was about to hang up, Billy answered.
"Hello?" he asked. His voice was wary, like he was expecting bad news.
"Billy, it's me, Bella- did Jake make it home yet? He left here about twenty minutes ago."
"He's here," Billy said tonelessly.
"He was supposed to call me." I was a little irritated. "He was getting sick when he left, and I was worried."
"He was... too sick to call. He's not feeling well right now." Billy sounded distant. I realized he must want to be with Jacob.
"Let me know if you need any help," I offered. "I could come down." I thought of Billy, stuck in his chair, and Jake fending for himself...
"No, no," Billy said quickly. "We're fine. Stay at your place."
The way he said it was almost rude.
"Okay," I agreed
The line disconnected.
"Bye," I muttered.
Well, at least he'd made it home. Oddly, I didn't feel less worried. I trudged up the stairs, fretting. Maybe I would go down before work tomorrow to check on him. I could take soup- we had to have a can of Campbell's around here somewhere.
I realized all such plans were canceled when I woke up early- my clock said for thirty- and sprinted to the bathroom. Charlie found me there a half hour later, lying on the floor, my cheek pressed against the cold edge of the bathtub.
He looked at me for a long moment.
"Stomach flu," he finally said.
"Yes," I moaned.
"You need something?" he asked.
"Call the Newtons for me, please," I instructed hoarsely. "Tell them I have what Mike had, and that I can't make it in today. Tell them I'm sorry."
"Sure, no problem," Charlie assured me.
I spent the rest of the day on the bathroom floor, sleeping for a few hours with my head on a crumpled up towel. Charlie claimed that he had to work, but I suspected that he just wanted access to a bathroom. He left a glass of water on the floor beside me to keep me hydrated.
It woke me up when he came back home. I could see that it was dark in my room- after nightfall. He clumped up the stairs to check on me.
"Sort of," I said.
"Do you want anything?"
He hesitated, clearly out of his element. "Okay, then," he said, then he went back down to the kitchen. I heard the phone ring a few minutes later. charlie spoke to someone in a low voice for a moment, and then hung up.
"Mike feels better," he called up to me.
Well, that was encouraging. He'd only gotten sick eight hours or so before me. Eight more hours. The thought made my stomach turn, and I pulled myself up to lean over the toilet.
I fell asleep on the towel again, but when I woke up I was in my bed and it was light outside my window. I didn't remember moving; Charlie must have carried me to my room- he'd also put the glass of water on my bedside table. I felt parched. I chugged it down, thought it tasted funny from sitting stagnant all night.
I got up slowly, trying not to trigger the nausea again. I was weak, and my mouth tasted horrible, but my stomach felt fine. I looked at my clock.
My twenty-four hours were up.
I didn't push it, eating nothing but saltine crackers for breakfast. Charlie looked relieved to see me recovered.
As soon as I was sure that I wasn't going to have to spend the day on the bathroom floor again, I called Jacob.
Jacob was the one who answered, but when I heard his greeting I knew he wasn't over it.
"Hello?" His voice was broken, cracking.
"Oh, Jake," I groaned sympathetically. "You sound horrible."
"I feel horrible," he whispered.
"I'm so sorry I made you go out with me. This sucks."
"I'm glad I went." His voice was still a whisper. "Don't blame yourself. This isn't your fault."
"You'll get better soon," I promised. "I woke up this morning and I was fine."
"You were sick?" he asked dully.
"Yes, I got it, too. But I'm fine now."
"That's good." His voice was dead.
"So you'll probably be better in a few hours," I encouraged.
I could barely hear his answer. "I don't think I have the same thing you did."
"Don't you have the stomach flu?" I asked, confused.
"No. This is something else."
"What's wrong with you?"
"Everything," he whispered. "Every part of me hurts."
The pain in his voice was nearly tangible.
"What can I do, Jake? What can I bring you?"
"Nothing. You can't come here." He was abrupt. It reminded me of Billy the other night.
"I've already been exposed to whatever you have," I pointed out.
He ignored me. "I'll call you when I can. I'll let you know when you can come down again."
"I've got to go," he said with sudden urgency.
"Call me when you feel better."
"Right," he agreed, and his voice had a strange, bitter edge.
He was silent for a moment. I was waiting for him to say goodbye, but he waited too.
"I'll see you soon," I finally said.
"Wait for me to call," he said again.
"Okay... Bye, Jacob."
"Bella," he whispered my name, and then hung up the phone.
***End of New Moon Excerpt***
The rest of the day, I tried to keep myself busy with chores and homework. I even called the Newtons to tell them I would be at work tomorrow, just because I couldn't find anything else to do.
But, even though I tried my hardest to keep myself busy, I couldn't stop thinking about Jacob. He sounded so sick on the phone and it hurt me to hear him in pain when there was nothing I could do about it. I wasn't allowed to come over until Jacob's call, but I could help but wonder if I should go down there.
As the day dragged on, it was finally nightfall and I decided to hit the sack early. As I climbed into the bed, I still thought about Jake. I needed to see him soon, to make sure he was okay, to see if he needed anything at all. I decided to go check on him tomorrow, at least call to see if he needed anything.
I heard a tap on my window. I completely froze and didn't dare look out my window. Could it be?
I slowly turned and looked at my window. My eyes widened when I saw a pebble tap my window once again. I pursed my lips. If he was here, he would have opened the window without any hesitation. I got up slowly and walked over to my window. Another pebble tapped against my window, just a little bit louder. I opened my window and looked down at the huge dark figure. At first, I couldn't make out what it was. Then, I saw it wave and recognized it at once.
*~*~*~*~*~ Table Of Contents *~*~*~*~*~
Chapter 1 (By Me)
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Chapter 2 (By Gianna)
Chapter 3 (By Me)
Chapter 4 (By Gianna)
Chapter 5 (By Me)
Chapter 6 (Part 1) (By Gianna)
Chapter 6 (Part 2) (By Gianna)
Chapter 7 (By Me)
Chapter 8 (By Gianna)
Chapter 9 (By Me)
Chapter 10 (By Gianna)
Chapter 11 (By Me)
Chapter 12 (By Gianna)
Chapter 13 (By Me)
Chapter 14 (By Gianna)
Chapter 15 (By Me)
Chapter 16 (By Gianna)
Chapter 17 (By Me)
Chapter 18 (By Gianna)
Chapter 19 (By Me)
Chapter 20 (By Gianna)
Chapter 21 (By Me)
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Thanks :) And we for sure will :)
***This chapter was written by my fantastic co-writer, Gianna Black***
I heard someone knock on the door and I knew it had to be Jake. He had told me
that he was going to stop by after he finished with his patrol. A few weeks had
passed and there was still no sign of Victoria. I had seen Alice occasionally,
though. She had insisted on going shopping when she first arrived. I missed
her, and I hoped she wouldn’t leave me again. I loved spending time with her.
I had been spending more and more time with the pack, too. They were all good
guys, and they had become my family.
I hadn’t seen Edward since the day Alice called him over. I was somewhat
thankful for that, because as much as I still cared for him, I didn’t want him
being back to hurt my relationship with Jacob.
I opened the door and there he stood, in a pair of sweatpants and nothing else.
I couldn’t help stare at his chest for a minute, and he noticed. He grinned and
hugged me tightly, kissing me on the forehead. I gave him a quick peck before
we walked into the kitchen. I knew he’d be hungry if he had just come from
“How was patrol? Did you find anything?” I asked.
He looked uneasy. A wave of worry suddenly came over me. “What happened?” I
asked him, panicking when he wouldn’t look me in the eye.
He was silent for a while. “Victoria…she got through us,” he finally said,
“And?” He couldn’t keep doing this. I needed to know what happened and I needed
to know now. “Where is she? What happened?”
He sighed. “Embry thought he could take her, but—” He didn’t finish his
statement. Water filled my eyes as his lip started quivering.
“Oh my God, Jake,” I whispered, hugging him as tightly as I could. The tears
spilled over and onto his warm skin. “Oh, no.”
He stroked my back and said, “There’s just one thing I forgot to tell you.”
What else could have happened? Was someone else hurt? “What?”
He smiled at me. “April fools!” he roared.
I was confused by what he said. “Wait, what?”
He laughed even harder. “You’re so out of it, Bells! It’s the first day of
April, otherwise known as April Fool’s Day. That whole story about Embry, it
was a joke! I made it up.”
Realization hit me then, and I smacked him on the head. “Jacob Black! How could
you do that? Do you know how worried I was? That was terrible!”
He pouted. “I’m sorry.”
“I don’t care!”
“Yes you do. But did you really think I was serious?” He chuckled.
“You were very convincing. I thought you were gonna cry.”
He snorted. “Yeah, right. I’m just a good actor. I don’t cry.”
“Don’t be such a guy, Jake,” I said. “Is it really April already?”
“You really are out of it, aren’t you? Yeah, it is. And it’s something else,
“What?” I asked. I swear something was wrong with me today. I didn’t know
“Our one month anniversary,” he said softly, taking my hand in his.
My mouth popped open. He was right; one month ago today we became a couple.
“Wow,” I murmured. “It went by so fast, I didn’t even realize—”
“It’s okay,” he said, cutting me off. “I don’t mind. But I did get you
something.” He reached into a pocket in his sweats and pulled out a small box.
“Jake, you really didn’t have to. I mean, I didn’t get you anything, and I feel
“It’s okay, really. And I wanted to get you this.”
“You didn’t spend a lot, did you?”
“I barely spent anything. It’s handmade,” he said smugly. He handed me the box
and told me to open it.
I gently opened the top of the box and gasped. There was a silver charm
bracelet inside with a charm of a carved wooden wolf. It was a russet-brown
color, almost the exact same color of Jacob’s fur when he was a wolf.
“Do you like it?”
“I love it! Thank you so much, Jake.” I hugged him again and pressed my lips to
his. “Thank you,” I said against his lips.
“You’re welcome,” he said before kissing me again.
“I just can’t believe it’s already April. Do you realize I’m graduating in two
“Yeah, and then you’ll be off to college. And I’m gonna miss you.”
“I’m gonna miss you too. But I’ll go to some local school so we can still see
“No, don’t do that to yourself, Bells. I want you to go wherever you want to
go. Don’t settle because of me.”
“I just don’t know how I’ll be able to go any longer than a day without seeing
your handsome face.”
He laughed. “You’ll survive. I probably won’t though.”
I heard his stomach growl and laughed.
“Why don’t we stop by Emily’s?” I suggested. It’d be easier than cooking a
whole meal for him and I wanted to see the guys, anyway.
“Okay.” I knew he’d be all for anything that involved food, and there was
always plenty of food at Emily’s.
Fifteen minutes later we pulled up to Emily’s. We held my hand as we walked in.
We greeted everyone and Jake dug in. it still amazed me how much food these
“So, Bella, did you hear that Victoria got through us?” Paul asked, smiling
evilly. I glared at him.
”Yeah, she got me!” Embry exclaimed. Jared laughed and Sam rolled his eyes.
“What are you guys talking about?” Emily asked.
“I just pulled a little April Fool’s joke on Bella,” Jacob explained. “The guys
were in on it.”
Emily gave them all disapproving looks, and Embry, being the smart-mouth that
he is, said, “So I heard you cried.”
“Only because I thought he was serious! You guys are jerks.”
They all laughed. “Oh, happy one month, by the way,” Jared said.
I smiled and looked down at my bracelet. “Thanks.” Jacob put his arm around me.
“It’s such a relief you like his present. For weeks all I’ve heard was ‘Will
she like it?’ ‘Is is too small?’ ‘Should I spend more—‘”
“You can shut up now, Paul,” Jacob cut in. I giggled.
“Well, I love it.”
“Aw, you two lovebirds,” Embry said in a fake cutesy voice. “It makes me want
to imprint.” He wiped fake tears from his eyes.
“You will, don’t worry,” I encouraged him. “Who’s on patrol?” I asked randomly.
“Your bloodsucker friends said they’d cover our area. Now that they’re all
here, they can cover more ground.”
“They’re all here? Esme, Carlisle, Emmett and Rosalie?”
“Yup. I should go run to the border and make sure they’re doing okay,” Sam
said. He kissed Emily goodbye and left. Ten minutes later, there was a loud
howl, and then a second one and every wolf at the table stood up.
“I have to go see what it is,” Jacob said. “But I’ll be back soon. Don’t miss
me too much.”
“That’s an impossible thing to ask.”
He chuckled and kissed me quickly before leaving.
Emily and I tried talking to distract ourselves, but we both knew that the
other was lost in thoughts of whether or not her Imprint was okay. Soon enough,
Embry and Jake came walking in, looking crushed.
“What happened? Did she get away? Where’s everyone else?” I asked. I had so
many questions, but they didn’t seem up to talking. They would have to, whether
or not they wanted to.
“We’re all fine. It’s Harry Clearwater. He had a heart attack and the rest of
the pack is at the hospital with his family. Charlie’s there too,” Jacob
“No,” I whispered. Emily gasped and covered her mouth. “Jacob I swear if this
is some kind of stupid April Fools prank—”
“It’s not a prank, Bella,” Embry said. “We wouldn’t joke about something like
I grabbed my keys and walked out the door. “Where are you going?” Jacob called
“To the hospital.”
God, that was one mean April Fool's joke! I would've punched Jacob in the face and locked him out of my house...I kinda hold grudges like that.
Anyways that was an amazing chapter!! Please write more soon.
Anxious for the next chapter,