3rd Person POV
After Edward flung her into the bolder, Victoria raced through the trees her natural gift allowing her to feel that Edward was not in pursuit so she assumed that he was with the wolf. Those Cullens were the strangest vampires she had ever come across, however she had no doubt that he would be hot on her trail soon. When she attacked Jacob, she heard a howl off in the distance and instinctively knew that it was too far east and not near the others. She was already near the water so she decided to take a swim up north around the small peninsula and come back south closer to the lonely howl. Victoria emerged from the water and wrung the extra water from her clothes, normally she didn't care, but she wanted to be able to move easily.
As she moved quickly the terrain began to get more rocky as the elevation grew higher and higher. Her gift was evasion and so she didn't normally pursue danger, but her instincts told her that this was where Bella would be and as she got closer she began to smell her. It was different, with the faint smell of wet dog mixed with multiple different smells that Victoria knew to be the Cullens, especially Alice. Bella baffled Victoria and she couldn't figure out how one human girl could have such an impact on her.
To Victoria humans were stupid and weak, she could murder hundreds in a matter of minutes if she wanted, how Bella remained alive was quite a mystery. She wanted Bella to suffer for being simply a pain in the ass, but even more so Victoria was curious about Bella. How was this girl able to surround herself with things that most humans considered to be monsters?
Victoria felt confident if the Cullens had not gotten involved then her army would have completely decimated the wolves. Once Victoria knew she was heading in the right direction she climbed up into the trees and began to softly float from branch to branch, trying not to jostle or give away her approach. She could feel that Edward was once again after her.
Edward followed her scent to the water and then assumed that she would head south towards either La Push or Forks. So Edward ran along the shore line, but he was running the wrong direction.
Victoria did not know that, but could feel Edward's pursuit which made her nervous and anxious. She saw Seth and Bella, she was awake, sitting at his side, and running her hand down his back. When the battle started, Seth kept flinching, while he watched his sister and brothers fighting and his movements kept Bella from sleeping. Alice and Bella continued to ask Seth yes or no questions, and for the first time he wished that he could speak in wolf form.
When Alice wasn't asking Seth questions she was trying desperately to see her family, especially Jasper. If there was ever a time that she was desperate to see his future it was then. She would get flashes of Jasper tearing apart a vampire, but then one of the wolves would get involved causing her to loose the image. It was extremely frustrating for Alice, and her head was starting to hurt trying to see things that were either fuzzy or just simply not going to appear. Alice probably should have been watching for Victoria's decisions, but she had to choose because she can't see two futures at the same time and Jasper was her priority.
There was a strong wind that helped disguise Victoria's movements and because Alice was worried and distracted trying to see her family, no one noticed Victoria getting closer and closer. Had Alice not been there or Bella not have so much vampire scent on her, Seth probably could have smelt Victoria coming, but with him already sitting with one vampire, smelling another one coming would have been more difficult. Victoria felt that, if she could incapacitate Alice and kill the dog, then she could take her time with Bella, and not have to rush it. She saw Alice leaning against the rock, with her eyes closed, deep in concentration as Victoria leaped from the tree, landing over Alice and immediately tore her tiny head from her body. Then she ripped Alice's arm and threw it at Bella, but Seth's paw smashed it into the ground.
Bella screamed and Seth howled fiercely as he stood over Bella, while she scampered behind him. Seth could feel that Leah and Jacob were on their way, but it didn't help him know how to fight and protect at the same time. He felt so unprepared and he was scared that he was going to let Jake down by not keeping Bella safe.
“You're next, dog!” Victoria hissed, and leaped at Seth who dodged once, but then instantly Victoria pounced again landing on Seth's back. He tried to buck her off, but he also had to try and be aware of where Bella was. The wolves smelled so terrible to Victoria that she really didn't want to bite another one, so instead she used both of her hands to squeeze hard on Seth's shoulder crushing the bones there. Seth whimpered as Victoria continued to move down his back crushing as many bones as she could. The further Victoria went the harder it was for Seth to remain standing and ended up crumbling to the ground.
“No! Please, stop hurting him!” Bella screamed as she scrambled to her feet. “You only have a few seconds before the rest of the pack and Cullens know you are here. Take me instead.” Bella wasn't sure what Victoria had planned for her, but based on the warning the Laurent gave, it was going to be something slow and painful. Bella just hoped that it was slow enough that Jacob could find her before Victoria finally killed her.
“You really are a stupid girl.” Victoria hissed, as she sprung towards Bella. “Climb on and I'll let him live.”
Bella leaped onto her back, praying that she wasn't making the stupidest decision of her life.
I leaped, landing next to Leah and began to search for Bella, but I couldn't see her anywhere. Seth, where is Bella? I asked.
I thought she was here. She was right behind me. Seth answered panicked.
Where is Victoria? Leah asked.
I don't know. Seth began to cry and his body shook, which caused him to howl in pain.
The rest of the pack and the Cullens arrived. Jasper ran to Alice and frantically began to piece her back together, with Esme's and Carlisle's assistance. Leah continued to comfort Seth trying to get him to relax so his body could heal, his crying and shaking was making it worse. I began to sniff around trying to find Victoria's scent but it seems that she must have been up in the trees where her scent is much harder to trace. The harsh winds were making it extremely difficult.
The moment her pieces were back in place, Alice snapped back to life and she began screaming about Victoria.
“Victoria, has Bella!” Alice screamed.
Immediately my snout was in her face, and Jasper looked at me cautiously. Where? Where did she take Bella! I growled, and suddenly I heard Edward's voice interpreting it for me. It's about freaking time you showed up, I mumbled.
“Sorry, I followed her scent to the water and then I thought she would be heading back towards La Push for Bella, so I went that direction. I didn't realize that she figured out that Bella was here. I heard everyone running here, so that is when I changed directions and started running.” Edward explained.
“She is going back to Seattle, but hasn't decided specifically where.” Alice answered.
Let's go! I insisted.
Jake, we can't go chasing her around Seattle as wolves. Embry said, worried that I was going to get mad at him for contradicting me.
We need you, Jake. Leah insisted. Sam deserves to have you here, when we bury him.
I whined, because I knew that they were right. I needed to stay here for my pack.
“Jacob, Bella is alive . . .” Alice stated.
How do you know that? I questioned.
“Because Victoria is still planning different ways to kill her.” Edward answered fiercely.
I couldn't decide if I felt relieved or even more nervous. Of course I was glad that Bella was still alive, but I hated to think of what torture she would endure. Promise me, that you'll bring Bella back to me.I said to Edward.
“I will, Jacob.” Edward promised.
ALIVE! I clarified. And truly alive, not a frozen over corpse that moves.
“I'll do my best.” Edward answered.
I knew that was just going to have to be good enough, because that was the best answer he could give me.
The Cullen family ran together towards Seattle, except for Carlisle who offered to stay behind to treat Seth. Seth wasn't able to phase back yet so everyone, but myself, phased back and carried Seth towards La Push. I ran back to Sam, and I saw his broken and stiff body. I phased back and knelt down by his side, and I couldn't hold it together any longer. I cried for my alpha and wished that he would have been able to train me. I cried for my pack family who lost their leader and was now going to be following me. I cried for Bella and I wanted her here with me and not in the clutches of a sadistic vampire. I was so scared, so alone, and continued to cry until I couldn't cry any more.
Then with shaking arms I lifted Sam's body and carried him home. I knew that my life was never going to be the same, from now on, I was alpha.
Haha, I'm glad that you enjoyed them having some loving. :D I felt like their first time as husband and wife was significant enough to give the details, but I still don't plan to do that very often, it just isn't necessary.
I have been to Hawaii before, but I have not been to the volcanoes or to a hut, so most of this chapter was still my imagination or pictures. I have had a lei and they do smell amazing and are very beautiful.
this chapter is my fave by far
i love the romance and humor
its just amazzzing
Wow, a favorite chapter. Thank you so much, I'm really glad that you like the combination of humor and romance. That combination seems to work best for me. :D
ooooo! thats wat quite...intense lol it was a great chapter , i really loved the discription of the scenery :) i have awalys wanted to go to hawii, maybe one day ...
this was really great!! cant wait for more :D
Ohhh, too much??
I'm glad that you enjoyed the descriptions in the chapter, Hawaii is a very beautiful place. I have been once, but not to the volcanoes, it was a different island that I went to.
Yay, for more!! :D
no it was perfect, lol if i ever do go, i should watch out for volcao seaoson :P
Song: Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride from Lilo and Stitch
Chapter 20 – ALOHA
We drove through town and about 30 minutes later we entered their neighborhood. It was a nice area with an elementary school and a public pool a block behind their house. The house was sandwiched between two other houses with a small driveway that lead to an open garage. The house was over the garage, like a carport with three sides but no door that closed. On either side of the driveway were dark brown rocks around several palm trees. Dividing one property from another was a low rock wall about 3 feet high and one foot wide, along the wall were several large pots with various purple, yellow, and pink flowers.
We walked through the garage into a small laundry room, then into a kitchen that opened into the living room. The kitchen had floor to ceiling solid white cabinets on one side, appliances and sink on the other side with a wooden cutting board surface on the counter tops. The living room had white leather couch and love seat and a handmade solid wood rocker on light tan carpet with tiny brown and red specks in it. One wall had a large bookshelf, however it had more picture frames and trinkets on it than books. The other walls had several paintings of various shapes and sizes that were all native. There was one other small room that had a large red microfiber lounge chair with foot rest, entertainment center, lots of toys, and a bathroom.
Rebecca was in the kitchen, chopping some vegetables for a large salad. I could smell the fish and potatoes in the oven. Sarai was on the floor with a toy piano that she was hitting with a rattle.
“How was it?” Rebecca asked, wiping her hands on a towel, and then came over, and gave me a hug.
“Really fantastic, thanks for encouraging us to go.” I sat down my suitcase to hug her in return.
“It smells fantastic in here.” Bella said.
“Thank you, however I understand that you are the cook in the family.” Rebecca smiled.
Bella shook her head. “Surrounded by a bunch of men, it doesn't take much to be a 'great' cook.”
“Oh hush, you know it is more than that.” I huffed.
Kwan took Bella's suitcase upstairs and I offered to carry my own, but he told me that he would get it. So we all stayed in the kitchen, catching up. Bella watched Sarai closely and other than Tommy I had never seen Bella with children. We had a leisurely day inside the house, spending time together.
After Sarai went to bed, we all went outside. It was a warm summer night with the only light being from the back porch light. The yard was small with red lava rocks against the house and large leafy shrubs, one step down there was about 8ft of grass and a black iron fence. In the grass was an outdoor table and wicker chairs, a small slide, and a few other outside toys. Bella and I were at the table, she was curled up with a book she was reading, I stretched out leaning my head back against the headrest, and Kwan and Rebecca were lounging in the two person hammock.
It seems that they missed each other while he was gone and they would kiss and cuddle together. It was a strange mixture of being happy for them, being glad to see that they are still so happy and in love with each other, and being slightly grossed out at seeing someone make out with my sister.
“Is there anything that you all want to do while here?” Rebecca asked.
“Nothing comes to mind.” I answered.
“How far is Pearl Harbor from here?” Bella asked.
“Not far at all, and that is certainly worth going to. My family was here when it happened and it was a scary time for them.” Kwan answered.
I nodded my head. “I can imagine.”
We all settled into a comfortable silence. Rebecca made it clear that she wanted us to feel at home here and to eat or sleep whenever we felt like it. They had snorkeling gear available and made recommendations on which area was best for viewing the fish without being surrounded by tourists. The fish were amazing with the bright yellow, vivid blue, bright orange, and the variety of fish.
The first week we were here we did everything together. It was really great to spend time with Rebecca and her family. Even though I have seen them randomly throughout the years, there was always Dad, Rachel, and other friends that they would visit as well, I have never really had this much one-on-one time with them. It was also good for Bella as well. We were spending a long day at the beach, apparently Bella spilled that I could surf and so Kwan was really excited about that because that was one thing that Rebecca didn't enjoy. She could dance for days, but apparently couldn't stand on a board to save her life. So I had spent the whole day out in the water, while the girls laid in the sand or helped Sarai to build a sandcastle.
I was straddling the board and we were both paddling back out with our arms for another run.
“Jeez, Jacob I think you have the endurance of a tank.” Kwan smiled, his strong arms made it look easy to paddle them through the water.
“Thanks, it's been fun.” It was often hard for me to remember that physical activity was supposed to make me short of breath or even tired.
“It has been, I didn't mean to keep you from Bella all day.”
“Don't worry about it, we'll be fine. It gives her the chance to miss me.”
“I understand that, however don't be gone so long that she stops missing you.”
We could see the next wave approaching and got in place to be able to stand and ride it towards the coastline. Talking to Kwan made me realize how much I missed having an older married couple that I could get wisdom from. I know that my dad loved my mom very much and they were married close to 20 years before she died, but it is not the same. Sue and Harry had been a fantastic couple, and she was like a second mom to me, but that was no more either. There weren't any other friends that I had with parents that were still together.
I road the wave, thinking about what Kwan said and wanted to ask him about it, as we paddled back again further into the ocean. “What did you mean for her to stop missing me?”
“The longer that you are away from something or someone the less you miss them. That is why I keep my business trips short.”
“That is good, but I don't see how that applies to me. I don't go anywhere out of the area for work.”
“You can become distant without actually going anywhere.” Kwan took a deep breath. “When we were trying to have a baby it was a very stressful time for us. Rebecca became obsessed with finding themagical time for us to do it and it had to be right then and there.”
I cringed, hoping that there wouldn't be any type of problem like this for Bella and me. “Is it better now that you have Sarai?”
“It just changes. The important thing is to remember that good marriages do not happen by accident, they take hard work.”
I nodded my head. “I can do that.”
We road a few more waves and then decided to head back. I was actually pretty tired that evening when Bella and I crawled into bed together. Upstairs there were two bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom and the master bedroom with their own bathroom. Our bedroom had a dark blue quilt and a simple dresser and nightstand next to the bed.
Bella was on her back and I was on my side with my head resting on her chest. My eyes were closed and I could feel the soft rise and fall of her steady breathing as she ran her fingers softly through my hair.
“Did you have a great chat with Bec?” I mumbled.
Bella sighed. “Yeah, she is really a fantastic mom and it was great watching her with Sarai. I sometimes don't feel like I know what to do with children, especially if I want to keep working in the store. It is great that she is able to work a few nights a week at the Laua, she loves to dance and . . .” Bella had continued to run her finger through my hair and I was so comfortable and the sound of her voice lulled me to asleep.
I was worried that Bella would be angry with me for falling asleep on her, but she was fine. We spent the next several days together, it seems that we would have busy days and then some days we stayed at the house or at the beach all day, not doing anything in particular. Kwan was going to be traveling again for a few days so Bella and I volunteered to watch Sarai for them so they could have a date before he left.
“Are you sure, Jake?” Rebecca asked.
“Absolutely, I love kids and she will be just fine.” I held Sarai in my arms and bounced her lightly. Kwan came and took Rebecca out and Bella made dinner for us while I played on the floor with Sarai. She couldn't walk well, but she could crawl extremely fast. So I chased her around on my hands and knees while she giggled and drooled as she went. Bella made a simple chicken, vegetables, and mac-n-cheese that we ate together.
We watched a movie on the floor with Sarai, until she got fussy.
“What do we do?” Bella asked.
“Keep her happy and I'll get her a bottle of milk.” I went to the kitchen, poured milk into a bottle, and I could hear Bella shaking rattles and talking, but Sarai's cries were getting louder.
“SSSHHHH,” Bella cooed loudly, trying to be heard over Sarai. She was on the floor with Sarai on her shoulder, patting her back. “It will just be a minute.”
I came and sat down behind Bella wrapping my legs around her so that my chest was at her back. I brought my long arms around her and was able to help position Sarai in her arms and placed the bottle in her mouth. Bella watched for a moment and then she took the bottle from me.
“Thank you,” Bella whispered softly.
“You are welcome.” I kissed her softly on the neck and squeezed her lightly.
“I feel like we are reversed and you know so much more about this stuff than I do.”
I shrugged. “It has been a process. Sue taught me a lot and feeding Tommy a bottle was something that I could do.”
“Did you change his diapers?” Bella asked.
I shook my head. “Not often, I kept putting them on backwards and that frustrated Emily so she would just do it herself.”
“Bummer, because that is what we need to do next.”
Sarai was sleepy and I scooped her up while Bella followed me upstairs to Sarai's bedroom. I laid her on the changing table and together we found her diapers, wipes, and pajamas to put her into. Rebecca said that she liked to fall asleep on her own, so we placed her in her crib with her blanket and went to our own room.
Bella laid out across the bed and I heard her take a deep sigh. “You look tired,” I told her as I sat down on the bed next to her.
“I am,” she nodded her head slowly.
“Here, let me take care of you.” I removed her shorts and tank top, leaving her in her bra and underwear. Next to the dresser was Bella's beach bag that she kept her sunscreen and tanning oil, so I grabbed the oil and drizzled some on one leg and began to massage it into her skin.
“The heat of your hands feel really good.” Bella smiled with her eyes closed.
I could feel the weight in her legs as I massaged them, she was completely relaxed. I continued to add oil as I massaged her body. Her skin was soft and her legs would sometimes flinch as I passed a ticklish spot behind her knees. Her stomach was smooth and I massaged her hips, coming up the side of her body and Bella tilted over for me to unclasp her bra.
“I'm pretty oily, do you want me to unclasp it or yourself?”
“I will,” Bella took her own bra off and laid it on the floor. I added some more oil to my hands and started on her neck and shoulders, slowly working down her arms. I lifted one arm massaging both sides moving the skin in a circle with my fingers, lightly pulling on each of her fingers before moving to her other arm.
Bella sighed. “That feels really good.”
“Good, it is supposed to.” I continued to massage over her shoulders and neck, slowly getting closer to her breasts. I had been staring at her chest while I massaged the rest of her body, wanting to touch them. “Bells, you are so beautiful.” I murmured, as I massaged down her chest, along her stomach, and back up.
I kneaded her skin, using both hands on one breast and then the other while Bella remained perfectly still. Her heart was steady and her breathing stayed even, I on the other hand was extremely wound up and couldn't believe how calm she was. I wasn't massaging her for the purpose of having sex, but it surprised me that she didn't rub herself against me or seem to indicate that was the direction that she wanted it to go.
“I'll let you rub my back,” she mumbled sleepily.
I chuckled. “Oh, you'll let me, huh?”
“Uhm?” Bella questioned, with her eyes still closed.
I smiled and shook my head, I don't think she even realized what she said. I scooped her up and slowly rolled her over so that she was chest down. I added some oil to my hands and rubbed them across her back, her sides and shoulders.
I wasn't paying attention to how long I caressed her body, however it didn't take too long to realize she was completely asleep. I kissed her cheek and brought the blankets around her. Then I took a quick shower to wash the oil off my body, before crawling into bed with Bella.
We made love the following morning and then spent the day out. There was a market place, with table after table of vendors with bright umbrellas shading them, that we purchased a few things from. Most sold jewelry with bright colors, small figurines, and fresh fruit.
I bought her a new lei and kissed her as I placed it around her neck.
“Jacob, check this out.” She pointed to a small plaque that said 'I got leid in Hawaii'. We were both laughing and decided to buy it.
“Are you going to need to take a furry swim while we are here?” Bella asked as we walked back to the house. We had just finished dinner out at a seafood place that Rebecca recommended. It was a slow, leisure meal and we were able to watch the sun set.
“That would probably be good, it is amazing how much it calms me down.”
“Is it going to be hard to give him up?” Bella asked.
“I'm not really sure. I feel like he has become so much apart of who I am. I don't know if it was when I became alpha, but it seems to have made him stronger and more dominate.”
Bella remained quiet, we haven't talked about me quitting in a long time. It was actually nice to have the wolf as an option when going back and forth between La Push and Seattle. He is able to run so much faster than I can legally drive and being able to run a more direct course is faster. Now that we are going to both be in La Push, I'm not really sure how to let him go. He is not going to be happy with me at all. There is also Quil, Colin, and Brady to consider.
We went into the house, Rebecca was giving Sarai her bath and we changed into our swimsuits, telling her that we were going for a swim. It was fantastic to be able to swim with Bella, to wrap my arms around her and kiss her as the waves crashed into us. Bella held my swim trunks and I phased, swimming through the next wave. I didn't hear anyone and assumed that no one else was phased at the time. I didn't need to be phased for long and a few minutes later I phased back and held Bella close to me.
“All better?” Bella asked.
“Almost,” I began to kiss her and rubbed my hands across her back, feeling the string of her bikini on her back. “Do you mind?” I asked, tugging on the string, but not enough to untie it. We had swam far out, there was a sand bar so I was able to stand with the water up to my chest.
“I don't mind, just don't lose it.”
I could certainly agree to that, we continued to kiss and soon I wasn't the only one naked, as we made love in the ocean.
* * * * *
(Optional Song – He Mele No Lilo from Lilo and Stitch
It was our last night and we were on our way to the Luau. We were all really excited and I knew that Kwan was really looking forward to showing us his family's pride and joy. We drove to the side of the island with a small peninsula it felt like the ocean surrounded them and there were several tall coconut trees and other big leafy palm trees. There were several picnic tables over the white smooth sand and three large bamboo gazebos that served various drinks.
There was a lady who came on the stage, she wore a long sleeve white dress that was straight down to the top of her feet. She had an additional long red shirt that came down to her mid thigh and a yellow beaded necklace made out of a leafy vine. Her hair was long and straight down her back with a crown on her head made out of the same leafy vine. She began to sing, but I wasn't familiar with the language even though it was similar to Quileute.
As she sang one man in black came out and lite five torches that surrounded a large pit. Two other men approached the pit, wearing red wrap around shorts and small red capes across their shoulders that draped down the middle of their backs, their chests were bare. There were several black layers over the pit and they lifted something out.
“It's a roasted boar, that has been cooking for the past three hours.” Kwan explained. “We make a huge bonfire so that there are lots of hot coals and the blankets hold in the heat and gives it the smoky flavor.”
“That sounds really good.” Bella commented.
“It is one of my favorite things we eat.” Rebecca added.
The two men set the boar in the middle of the large table. It was almost like a large turkey that is carved for Thanksgiving, as they prepared to cut the meat. On either side was massive amounts of food. There was bright fruit in all shapes and sizes, fish in a white coconut sauce, chicken with pineapple rings, wild rice, pickled onions, sweet potatoes, and some things that I wasn't quite sure what it was.
We had a fantastic time eating and socializing together. They had a baby sitter for Sarai and while we typically enjoyed having her around, I could tell that Kwan and Rebecca enjoyed not having to watch her all the time. As we ate there was constant music that was played, either multiple drums, or other times additional instruments like the mandolin or flute as well. It was very relaxing, there was no urgency.
Kwan went into detail of how the meals were prepared and Bella soaked up the information, enjoying all the new tips and possibilities she could create.
Rebecca draped her arm across my shoulders. “I'm so glad that you were able to come.”
“I am too, thanks for flying us out.”
“No problem, however I am bummed that I missed your wedding. Rachel told me that you are also chief.”
“Yeah, just taking some of the responsibility off of Dad. He still helps me a lot and even Old Quil, that stubborn old man.”
Rebecca smiled, nodding her head. “How is Dad doing?”
“Pretty good. Rachel and Paul take great care of him, but he mostly takes care of himself.”
We continued to talk about res life and the people that she knew. Even though she fully enjoyed her life here, she really missed being home. Someone came up to Kwan and he excused himself for a few minutes. When he came back, he whispered to Rebecca. Apparently one of the dancers was sick, she came to work hoping that it would pass, but she was feeling worse.
“I'll do it,” Rebecca said, smiling.
“You don't need to do that.” Kwan, shook his head.
“No, really. I want to.” Rebecca insisted. “Unless you want me to stay?” She looked at Bella and myself. I didn't feel like I really had a strong opinion, but I knew how much she enjoyed dancing and that she didn't get to near as much now that she stayed home with Sarai.
“Go for it,” I encouraged.
“You sure?” She asked, with her hand resting on my shoulder.
I looked over at Bella and she nodded her head. “Absolutely, it will be more fun to watch someone that we know.”
“I agree.” I gave Rebecca a hug and she took off, apparently they were going to be starting very soon.
Kwan left with her, probably to talk to the other dancers so that they would know what to do.
The music changed and a man and woman were on the stage. He had on an orange wrap around shorts, no shirt, and a lei and she had a grass skirt with wide green leaves and an orange tube top that was strapless and a matching lei. They danced together, their feet moving in perfect synchronization and he held her hand as she twirled around. The song ended and they took a bow as the crowd cheered.
Next there was a larger group of six women and three men. The women had long orange grass skirts with a yellow belt very low on their hips with a red, yellow, and orange flower in the center. Their hips would move in a circular pattern and the skirt would swish. On top they had red and yellow material that covered their shoulders, scooping over their chest with a similar flower in the middle. Rebecca was with them and it was really fun to watch her dance.
“Do you wish that I could move like that?” Bella whispered.
I shrugged. “Not particularly, but it is really impressive.”
I had never seen anyone move like this. All of the women were very beautiful with long hair and smiled out at the crowd. Though I could see where the dance would be sensual, it wasn't due to my sister being among them. The men also had on yellow grass skirts with a red belt. On their heads was a tall headdress that was blue, red, orange, and yellow that fanned across their head. They all danced together, moving their feet and hips.
I hadn't noticed that Kwan came back until he was standing by the table.
“Will you join me, Bella?” He asked.
Bella's mouth dropped open, and I could hear her heart start ramming in her chest. “You mean, up there?” She nodded towards the stage.
“Yes, you won't be alone. I promise.”
It was most likely just good manners that Bella agreed to go. I could see her muttering to her self, probably a silent prayer that she didn't kill herself or anyone near her. The stage filled around her with about 25 other women from the audience and Rebecca began to teach them some simple moves.
I have never seen Bella more embarrassed, to say she was blushing seems like an understatement. Her entire face was red, down into her neck and her eyes were glued to Rebecca, taking very slow deep breaths. Rebecca whispered in her ear and Bella nodded her head.
Bella has always had the unnatural ability to trip over nothing, however over the years she has gotten stronger and is much more sure footed than she used to be. However I was blown away as Bella began to move, her arms on one side of her body, making a wave pattern and doing the same on the other side. She kept her feet planted, shifting her weight from side to side as she rolled her hips around in a circle.
It was the most amazing thing to watch her become more comfortable with her movements, her blush decreased and she smiled radiantly. She had never looked more beautiful and sexy at the same time.
“Your face right now, is why I love these shows so much.” Kwan whispered to me.
“What do you mean?” I asked, still watching Bella.
“It is the opportunity to have a man appreciate something about their spouse that they normally wouldn't have.”
“Thanks, that is really awesome.”
It was a short dance and Bella came back down with a huge grin on her face. “Did you see that?”
“Of course I did.” I walked over to her and held her hand back to our table.
“Yeah, I don't think he even blinked.” Kwan teased.
“Haha,” I smirked, but truthfully he was right.
“You did a great job, Bella.” Kwan encouraged and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
“Thank you.” Bella smiled and blushed.
“No it wasn't great, it was freaking fantastic!” I scooped her into my lap and kissed her deeply, placing my hands on her hips.
Bella kissed me back and I could feel her smiling against my lips. “What can I say? Paul has taught me everything I know.”
“Nice, Bells, real nice.” Bella began laughing hard, clutching her stomach and rested her head on my shoulder. I leaned close, whispering in her ear. “I like to think that I have taught you a few thing,” I smirked and winked at her. “A few moves that are only for me.”
Bella stared at me, her eyes wide in amazement and then buried her face in my neck. “Only you, Jacob Black, only you.”
I tilted her face up to look me in the eyes. “No, Bells, only you.” I kissed her sweetly.
Author's Note: I'm providing a quick link of a Luau if you all have never seen one, they are pretty cool. I have actually been to Hawaii before, but not to the volcanoes that was in the previous chapter.
What a fun chapter, and Bella has some coordination, yay.
I love Kwan's line:
“Your face right now, is why I love these shows so much.” Kwan whispered to me.
Great chapter JJ, keep it up.
Thank you. I think that as long as Bella keeps her feet planted in one spot, then she stands a chance of being able to move a little without hurting herself or others. :D
I'm glad you liked Kwan's line, I felt like it was a good way to demonstrated Jacob's face because he wouldn't really know what his own face looked like.
:D :D Thank you so very much, it has been fun to write.
THIS WAS AMAZZZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!