This starts off in Eclipse and then becomes a Jacob/Bella story. Written all in Jacob's pov.
Summary: What if Bella wasn't able to handle some of the things that Edward pulls and she decides to leave him? Will Jacob be able to put her back together once again?
(This story starts off the same as Jacob's Eclipse, and will detour in chapter 3)
Again! Sam yelled, as I picked myself up from the ground shaking dirt and gravel from my fur. Paul crouched down and we circled and evaded one another, each of us reading the mind of the other. Our pack mates watched closely and their own thoughts mixed in as well intensifying the challenge. We all have been practicing for days trying to sharpen our reflexes, and allowing our wolf to react rather than think and decide. When successful our wolf would move almost completely without thought and catch the other one by surprise, it was fantastic. Sam was careful not to let any of us get too seriously injured, but lets just say it is a good thing we heal fast.
When I returned from Bella's with the knowledge that she wanted the Cullens to make her one of them it became clear that the treaty was going to be broken. We had no idea how much time we would have, but we wanted to be ready.
Our greatest obstacles were Edward's ability to read our minds and Alice's ability to know the future. Her knowing what we were going to do the moment we decided was scary and our only option was to be faster than ever before. There would be no time to hesitate or second guess, no time to think. Jasper's ability to control our emotions was equally scary, and I sure hoped that Sam had some idea of how to counteract that because I could think of nothing. We knew that the Cullen coven would be a united front and we would have to be ready.
Fight training turned out to be a perfect way to vent our pent up anxiety and frustration. None of us took the treaty being broken lightly, and would not hesitate to declare war. However for me it was so much more than a treaty that was being violated, it was Bella who was putting herself on the alter as a human sacrifice. How could she not value her life more than that? Does she not see how important she is?
Suddenly I felt Paul's hard head directly into to my chest and I was on my back and his teeth instantly went around my throat making it where I couldn't breathe. Paul stand down. Sam ordered, and Paul's hold immediately released and oxygen refilled my lungs. Great job Paul, Sam acknowledged. Jacob distractions like that are going to get you killed.
Once again I picked myself off the ground and was angry and embarrassed. I hated that Bella still had that affect on me. I couldn't help but think about her, she called all the time and just wouldn't take the hint that we were over. There was never a we to begin without, outside of being her “best friend” and I knew that the love I had for her could not be stuffed back inside the ''friendship box”, we had gotten too close for that. That ship had sailed, and along with it my hopes and dreams of a life with Bella.
Pulling myself together I sat to the side and watched the next set sparring with one another, sometimes it was one on one and other times we had two on one. Some days were spent more on the mental training of combat and others were more physical endurance. Fighting against a large coven was mostly likely not going to be over very quickly and we so we ran for hours and hours. Most of the time we could make a game similar to tag, where one or two wolves would be “it” and would try and hit the others to work on dodging and running. After a couple more hours Sam declared training over and we all went home hungry and tired.
Quil had joined the pack about one week after the Cullens returned. He was so freaking excited to be in on the secret, and have his friends back, he didn't care about anything else. He stayed a wolf for just over a week, not in any hurry to get back to his human life and his girlfriend got frustrated not knowing where he was and broke up with him. They had only been dating about a month, so Quil took the break up well and really so did she. I must admit it is fantastic to have Quil with us and to not have to keep it from him anymore.
The pack feels complete and there is a sense of unity among us all, a brotherhood. Well maybe not all, Leah is still as difficult as ever and never fails to remind us of how she feels like an 'outsider' among 'outsiders'. We have all learned to pretty much take her moaning and complaining as just part of her charming personality.
In no time I made it home, landing on two feet, slipped on my shorts and walked inside. It was dark inside with only a handwritten note indicating that dad had gone fishing with Charlie. I cringed at the idea of what those two gossips would plan and scheme while having the whole day together. As much as I loved my dad, he really needed to get a life so he could stay out of mine. I suppose I could try and just pretend like I wasn't dying a little more each day that I ignored Bella, and then he wouldn't worry so much, but I wasn't really good about hiding my feelings. I always seemed to lay things out straight, just how it was. You couldn't sugar coat crap, and that is just how things are right now.
I walked over to the freezer and smiled when I saw three boxes of pizza staring back at me. I got them all out and turned on the oven while I sat them on the counter. I opened one box took the plastic wrap and cardboard off and placed it in the oven. It would need to cook for 20 minutes so I decided to jump in the shower and get cleaned up. The water felt great relaxing my tired muscles and I washed my hair and realized I would need to cut it again soon. I probably should have weeks ago, but I just didn't have the energy to care.
I got out of the shower, dried myself off, and walked to my room for some sweat pants. As I entered the kitchen I could smell the pizza and my mouth began to water. I removed the hot pizza from the oven and got the second pizza out of the box placing it in the oven to cook. I ate the first pizza while the 2nd cooked, and when it was ready did the same with the third. Once I was finished eating I sat down in front of the TV for some mindless relaxation.
It didn't take long before I heard my dad rolling in the front door.
“Hey Dad, there is some pizza on the counter if you are hungry.” I said from the couch.
“Okay, thanks.” Billy replied as he rolled over to me and dropped a folded square piece of paper that said 'Jacob' across the front into my lap.
“What is this?” I asked picking it up. He completely ignored me as he rolled back into the kitchen, I assumed for pizza. I opened the paper and my eyes about jumped out of their sockets as I read.
Please Jacob, talk to me!! I didn't read any further as the paper dropped from my hands and floated like a feather to the floor, as I bolted from the couch and stormed into the kitchen.
“What the hell was that!?!” I yelled.
“Jacob she's trying. Give her a chance to fix things.” Billy took two slices of pizza and set them on his plate and rolled in front of the kitchen table.
“What on earth for? Do you want me to just pretend that she isn't suicidal? Or has she given Edward up?” I asked sarcastically while pacing back and forth in our small kitchen.
“No. She hasn't. But she cares about you, maybe you could get her to change her mind.”
“Like that'll ever happen.”
“Well maybe it would if you would stop sulking, put on your big boy pants and read that damn note. You might just learn something.”
I stopped dead in my tracks in the middle of the kitchen, “Did you read it?” I was so shocked I didn't know what more to say.
“No, good grief Jacob. Neither Charlie nor I have read it. But the fact that she sent it in the first place is all I needed to know.”
I pulled my chair out and slumped into it, “I can't believe this.” I said shaking my head.
“Come on Jacob, she needs you and I know you need her too.”
“But that's the problem Dad, I need her far more than she needs me. I can't go back to being the friend she wants me to be, too much has happened.”
“Wouldn't her friendship be better than nothing at all?”
“I don't know. What would be the point?”
“And I think she needs you even more than you need her, she just doesn't realize it.”
“I know.” I looked up and I could see the note shouting at me from the living room floor. “I can't deal with this right now, I'm going for a walk.” I said as I stood from the table.
“Okay. Hey there is a bucket of fish outside, would you mind bringing them in.”
“Sure, sure.” I said as I got up and walked outside grabbed the bucket and brought inside next to the kitchen sink. “I'll be back before too late.”
As I stepped outside I could see the sun start to descend and I knew it would be slipping away into darkness soon. I walked over to the beach and listened to the waves come and lick my feet before receding back into the ocean. My mind was a mess, I didn't know what to do about Bella. Why was a friendship with me so important to her if she wasn't planning on giving up Edward and her desire to be one of them? I did the best I could to avoid thinking about that last part, how her skin would ice over, her beautiful heart would no longer beat, and her chocolate brown eyes would be lost forever.
A silent tear slipped out of the corner of my eye and my heart ached at the possibility of Bella being my enemy. The instinct to attack and kill would spread through my body regardless of the face that stood before me. I felt helpless as I sat down in the rough sand, laying flat on my back as I watched the sun continue to slip away. I felt someone come and sit beside me, but I didn't bother to turn my head to see who it was, instead I just watched as the sky filled with blazing oranges and pinks until slowly the colors slipped away into black.
I felt a hand, small and cold, settle itself into my own. For a second I didn't move, had Bella driven out here? I had never known Bella to be this silent, and I'm sure she would have had plenty to say if she were here. Also I knew Bella's scent by heart and this was very different. I could smell sweat mixed with a sweet apple smell, like a lotion or perfume. I lightly moved my hand and could feel the delicate fingers and my thumb rubbed the soft skin at the wrist, it felt so different that I had no idea who's hand it could be. Slowly out of curiosity I turned my head and saw the dark russet skin and hazel eyes that I knew to belong to Jackie.
I laid my head back down and relaxed my hand, which she didn't let go of, and looked out across the night sky. “What are you doing?” I asked.
“You just looked so lonely.”
“Did it ever occur to you that I wanted to be alone?”
“Yes.” She took a deep breathe. “Something has happened to you Jake, and it scares me sometimes.” Her voice trembled some and I looked at her arms covered in goosebumps. She had a tight sleeveless shirt, matching pink and brown pants, and running shoes, I guess she had been running along the beach when she found me.
I brought my hands to my side, making her drop mine, and pushed myself to a sitting position brought her to my side. “Where's your jacket?” I could feel her cold arm against my hot skin and brought my hand around to her other arm.
“In my car, I get really hot when I run so I don't usually need it. I didn't exactly plan on being out so late.”
“Oh.” It was painfully obvious that I was the reason that she was still here and I didn't really know what I thought of that. Jackie was a nice girl when she wasn't spreading rumors about our romance, a romance that was about as real as the Easter Bunny. She had kissed me once in the school parking lot, I didn't kiss her back so it didn't really count as a real kiss, however no matter what I said no one believed me that nothing was going on. I knew it was bad when even Quil and Embry thought I was holding out on them and keeping it a secret from them. Truth be told there was nothing to tell, other than today the only times I saw Jackie was at school and these days the pack pretty much stayed to ourselves.
I heard Jackie take a deep sigh and felt her body relax so that her head rested on my chest. “You're really hot Jake.”
I couldn't help but chuckle. “Thanks.”
She lifted her head and smacked me in the chest with her hand. “Not like that, you dork. Well maybe that is true too.” She ducked her head embarrassed. “But that wasn't what I meant.”
“Sure, sure. It's no big deal.”
“Why are you so hot? You're not sick are you?” She asked as she reached her hand out to probably touch my forehead.
I leaned out of the way. “No I'm not sick. The heat is just genetic, just part of who I am.”
“Your dad's not this hot.”
“Glad you think so.”
She just rolled her eyes. “Ha, ha. Okay, I admit I walked right into that one.”
“The heat skipped his generation, and my mom's family had this issue as well.” We were both silent for a moment, and I hoped that explanation was good enough. “And speaking of my dad, I need to be heading home.”
We each got up and brushed the sand from our legs and back side. “Do you need me to walk with you to your car?” La Push was a pretty safe area, but I thought it would be rude to just leave her there.
“Sure, thanks.” She said with a smile.
Her car wasn't far and we walked in silence. I watched as she unlocked her door and I waved 'goodbye' as she climbed in.
What an unexpected evening this has turned out to be. When I got home I helped dad get to bed, neither of us speaking and I crawled into bed shortly after. The note was still on the living room floor exactly where it had landed and stayed there for two days, neither of us wanted to touch it. However the longer it stayed there the bigger it seemed to grow, soon it would fill up the whole living room.
Finally as I was eating breakfast before school, dad wheeled himself in to watch some TV as he straddled his chair over the note he had had enough. “Jacob pick up that note or I will. And if it is still there I'm reading it this time.”
I glared at him as I finished my last bite of cereal and placed the bowl in the sink. I went to the bathroom, brushed my teeth, and then gathered my books placing them in my backpack for school. As I walked back in, I planned to simply walk right out the door until I saw my dad with the note open on his lap. “What the crap Dad?”
“Hey, I warned you fair and square. If you didn't want to know what she had to say, that is your problem, but I sure as hell did.”
“I can't believe you.” I walked over and yanked it from his lap and shoved it in my backpack and walked out the door making sure that it slammed loudly behind me. I knew he hated it when I slammed the door and I could hear him grumbling inside.
He totally deserved it noisy old man. I never dreamed he was serious with his threat, but I knew I should have. He never has handled secrets very well. I approached Quil and Embry who were both waiting for me at Embry's house, I hoped that they would be able to see my irritation and just let it go, but I guess nothing was going my way today.
“Hey Jake!” Embry called.
“Hey.” I answered sourly.
“Dude Jacob, what crawled inside your pants and died?” Quil snickered.
“Ohhhh.” They both said together.
“Are you still ignoring her calls?” Quil asked.
“What did she do this time?” Embry asked.
“She sent a freaking note from her dad, to mine, to me!”
Quil clutched his stomach and started laughing so hard he almost tripped. “Man, that is awesome.” Quil stammered once he could breathe again.
“You are seriously messed up.” I said shaking my head.
“So what did the note say?” Embry asked.
“You'll have to ask my dad, he's the one who read it.” This time is was Embry's turn to almost fall over laughing.
“Why haven't you read it?” Quil asked.
“If I wanted to know what she had to say I would answer the damn phone, not pretend I was in 2nd grade.” I gave a frustrated sigh.
These guys knew my frustration with Bella more than anyone. Despite my best intention I couldn't help but have her on my mind each and every time we patrolled and they probably wanted me to move on. Or at least settle things so that I could pretend to move on, having Bella tangling in the air wasn't good on anyone. However, I couldn't think of anything that she could possibly have to say to me.
We made it to class and as I pulled out my stuff from my backpack I saw the crumbled note buried deep inside, calling to me, begging to be heard. I know I was being stubborn and stupid, but I couldn't handle feeling the hope that she still cared about me or the pain of knowing it was really over. Finally by 3rd period I had had enough and I couldn't take it any longer, so when I pulled out my books and notepad I reluctantly pulled out Bella's note. I smoothed out the ruffled edges.
Please, Jacob talk to me! There has got to be something that I can do. I'm sorry, I know that it hurts you that I am friends with the Cullens, but they are part of my life too. You are my very best friend and I know that we can make this work. I miss you and I need to figure out a way to be your friend as well, if you would only just talk to me, please Jake, please.
After reading the note, I knew I should respond. There is just something so personal about hand written words that is so much harder to ignore. Maybe it was because it was such a physical reminder, as soon as the phone stops ringing than your window of conversation is over, but with a note that window never closes. I flipped to the next page of my notebook and started to write.
What were you thinking! I do not want to talk to you.
No that wasn't really what I wanted to say and I ripped the page from my notebook and it made a loud tearing sound and everyone stared at me, including my teacher who stopped and looked confused.
“I'm sorry. I won't do that again.” I stammered.
I don't know why you're making Charlie carry notes to Billy like we're in second grade – if I wanted to talk to you I would answer the . . . Well that wasn't really what I wanted to say either, but instead of ripping the page out, I just crossed it out, and tried again.
You made the choice here, okay? You can't have it both ways when . . . It is not like she could have us both she needed to understand that.
What part of 'mortal enemies' is too complicated for you to . . . I had been writing so hard that I broke the tip of my pen and ink leaked over the page.
Look, I know I'm being a jerk, but there's just no way around . . . Dammit it was no longer just the tip that broke as the pen shattered between my fingers. I grumbled to myself as I reached inside my backpack for another pen, making sure that I didn't hold it quite so tightly.
We can't be friends when you're spending all your time with a bunch of . . . Oops should probably stop there, she hates when I use the terms 'bloodsuckers' or 'leeches' to describe her 'friends'.
It just makes it worse when I think about you too much, so don't write anymore . . . Nothing I could think of was coming out the way I wanted it to.
Yeah, I miss you, too. A lot. Doesn't change anything. Sorry.
Angrily I put a dark black line through every word I had written, I was afraid that my arm would start shaking and give away the pain and anger that I felt. I got to the last line and I just couldn't mark it out, the truth of the words sprung from the page. So I simply added my name to the bottom and folded it. I was about to put both notes back in my backpack when the bell rang and Quil leaped from his desk grabbed Bella's note and sprinted out the door.
Quil was going to be one dead dog by the time I got to him as I sprung from my desk to follow him down the hall.
“Oh come on Jake, you know we all were going to know what it says anyways.” Embry tried to reason with. “This will just save you from having to think of it later.”
“That is so not the point Em.”
Embry and I caught up with Quil in the cafeteria with a huge tray of food looking completely innocent, like there was no reason for me to punch him in the nose. He was very wise to remain in a public place otherwise I certainly would have. The rest of the day was uneventful, Quil grew a conscious (black and blue in color) and gave me the note back before walking to my house.
We had an afternoon snack, that would probably be two full meals for a normal person, and then hung out in the garage. I was still in a pretty sour mood, but thankfully they chose to ignore me and just let me sulk. The best of friends knew when to push you on an issue and when to let it go, and these guys were the best.
At dinner Dad apologized for invading my privacy with the note and I easily accepted, but I could still feel the tension between us. Bella had become a thick cloud hanging over both our heads and I knew it would burst at any moment, I just wasn't sure what the damage would be once it started. As I got Dad ready for bed I placed my note back to Bella on his dresser.
“This is my response to Bella, you can read it if you want to, I don't care. I won't reply to another one so if another comes, read it, burn it, whatever, but don't give it to me. I'm done.”
I saw the sadness mixed with understanding in his eyes as I walked out the door. I just wish that my heart would be as “done” as my brain was. I hated the powerful affect that she still had over me, but I was going to simply take one day at a time and keep putting one foot in front of the other. I would make my dad proud and continue to serve the pack to the best of my ability.
She got her memory back :)
Cant wait to see how things go with Renee
Question, JJ. Just as slight speculation to what will happen next, based on your awesome banner at the top of the page, does it mean that:
1. The newborn army will be coming for Bella?
2. The Volturi will get involved?
3. Jacob and Edward will get in some kinda confrontation?
oooooooooo wow the story is amazing!!!
bella is so lucky having jacob all to herself
really good cant wait for u to post again!!
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Chapter 32 - SUNSHINE
We were getting ready to land in Florida, and I was so ready to get off this damn plane. I had been a nervous wreck on our first flight from Seattle to Baltimore and Bella thought it was extremely funny until she realized I was serious about being freaked out and shut up. It was weird being out of my comfort zone and Bella held my hand and tried to get me to relax. In Baltimore we had lunch at the airport and the next plane ride wasn't as bad because I knew what to expect. This time it was Bella who was pissed at all the stewardesses who wouldn't leave me alone. The seats were tiny for my huge body and I felt like I might as well be sitting in the isle with my long legs stretched out and my broad shoulders that they would 'accidentally' brush up against. One of them was extremely persistent, however her face was well worth it when she tried to give me a complimentary cocktail and I told her I was only seventeen. Even Bella laughed at her shocked expressed and I lost it when she downed the drink herself as soon as she went back to her area.
We met Renee at our luggage claim and Bella gave her a big hug and I hugged her lightly before I gathered our things and carried them to the car.
“I am not a taxi cab, someone has to sit up front with me.” Renee insisted.
“Why don't you.” Bella suggested. “It will give you more leg room.”
“Okay.” I shrugged. Renee had a small four door Saturn and once I sat down I was glad to be upfront, it would have been crowded in the back. I looked out the window and everything was just so different, the sky seemed bluer and sun brighter. We chatted comfortably, or hummed to songs on the radio on the way to Renee's house. Even though it was our first time to meet, we had both heard so much about each other from Bella that we felt like we knew each other. Phil was going to be in spring training all week so we would see very little of him.
Renee pulled the car into the driveway and the lawn had several large palm trees and hedges that surrounded the house which was small, but very tall with three stories. The outside was blue with white shutters and had a white wooden porch that wrapped around the front of the house that led to the gate going to the backyard. In the backyard there were more palm trees that provided shade for various wicker patio furniture and sandstone tiles surrounded a moderate size swimming pool.
Inside on the first floor was the garage, the living room with couches, chairs, and a large entertainment center, and the master bedroom, with a back door that led out to the pool. The second floor had the kitchen with yellow cabinets and blue counter tops, a small island separated it from a small table and sitting area with a bay window looking over the ocean. There were two small bedrooms that shared a bathroom. There was a circular staircase that led up to the top floor which had one large bedroom and bathroom.
I silently followed Renee and Bella as they showed me the house.
“Jacob you can set both suitcases in here.” Renee said, as she sneezed. “Excuse me, I had a cold last week and I thought I was over it.”
“Bless you, you can call me Jake if you would like.” I acknowledged.
“Thank you, I will then.” Renee smiled.
I placed both suitcases in the corner for now and continued to look around the room. It had solid wood floors with a large area rug and a dark chestnut dresser and hutch that had a TV inside. The bed was a large California King with a deep red and gold comforter with a headboard and foot board that matched the other furniture. The walls were a soft tan with white crown molding and the ceiling was vaulted with a large ceiling fan with wooden blades that look like huge palm branches.
“I'm going to go and let you two get settled, I'll be ordering pizza in an hour.” Renee said.
“Thank you, Mom.” Bella gave her a quick hug.
Bella looked as amazed with the room as I was. “Haven't you seen this room before?” I asked her.
“No, Renee was actually working on it when I was here last, Edward and I stayed in the two rooms downstairs. Originally it was just a large game room and a simple bathroom.”
I nodded my head, not having anything to add.
Bella took her clothes out of her suitcase and placed them in the dresser and so I decided that I would do the same with my clothes. Then we continued to explore and went into the bathroom. As I walked in there was a small sink that faced a large window that over looked the ocean. There were two shelves with towels folded neatly and a closet door that had the toilet. In the corner was the shower with floor to ceiling glass doors and light brown square tiles with white grout and two shower heads, one at a normal level at an angle and another one from the ceiling.
I went and stood in the shower fully dressed. “Wow this is amazing.”
“Renee went a little crazy on do it herself projects, so it might look nice, but I am not 100% that anything actually works.”
“Well as long as water comes out, I'll be happy. I can't believe I won't have to stoop to shower.”
“Stoop?” Bella questioned.
“Yes, Bella I'm too tall for most showers, the shower head is at my neck instead of my head so I have to stoop.”
“Umm, never thought of that problem.”
“Not surprised.” I came out and patted the top of her head.
Bella rolled her eyes. “I am not that short, you are just freakishly tall.”
I laughed and then walked back into the bedroom and flung myself across the bed. I had never had this much space on a bed and it was fantastic. I spread out both my arms and legs, and for once nothing was dangling off the edge. Bella crawled up and curled herself into my side as we chatted and kissed until we figured it was about time for pizza.
We went down stairs and joined Renee for a movie while we ate the pizza. I loaded up my plate and Bella did hers as well so it wouldn't be so obvious that I was eating quite so much, even though Renee was well warned that I was big eater. Bella fell asleep in my lap and I carried her upstairs and we slept soundly in each other's arms.
The next morning we both slept in, the ceiling fan was going full speed and it was the first morning that Bella wasn't sweaty from my body heat. We took full advantage of the space that the bed provided and made love before going downstairs to figure out something for breakfast. Bella made eggs while I cooked the bacon and toasted the bread, and Renee joined us with some coffee for herself.
After breakfast we got in our swimsuits and we went down to the beach. Bella wore a chocolate brown one piece with a plunging neckline, yet somehow it still covered her up. It tied behind her neck leaving the rest of her back bare. My suite was sky blue with white and black racing stripes down the sides that was tight to my legs and came down to my knee. We packed a basket with towels, sunscreen, bottled water, sandwiches, and fruit to snack on. We lathered each other with sunscreen and Bella slipped on a simple light pink terry cloth dress. I carried the basket and Bella carried a beach umbrella as we walked to the beach hand in hand.
The beach was crowded with other people here for Spring Break and it was weird for me how much I stuck out. My tan skin wasn't that different than other's who spent a lot of time out in the sun, but I was still much bigger and my body was much more sculpted. I saw most of the other people staring and it made me miss my brothers. I wouldn't call them normal by any means, but as a group we made each other feel normal.
Bella saw my uneasiness. “Come on, Jake lets get in the water.” She suggested knowing I would be more comfortable there. It didn't take long for me to relax and we had a great time swimming and kissing together. We would swim through the waves that crashed against us, Bella would hold on to my shoulders and I would use my strength to pull us through the water. It didn't take too long and we were pretty far from the rest of those on the beach and Bella wrapped her legs around my waist and we kissed. Her back was so smooth and I could feel her breast pressed into my chest through her thin suit or I would easily massage her beneath the slim straps. I felt like we could stay forever with the waves crashing around us and our bodies wrapped around each other, however we didn't want to get sunburned on our first day and with Bella's fare skin that was easily a possibility.
We sat on our towels while we ate our lunch then I massaged Bella's back with a mixture of sunscreen and coconut tanning oil.
“Why would you put on sunscreen and tanning oil both?” I asked.
“So that I don't burn, but I think the oil smells good.” Bella answered.
“Well I guess that makes sense.”
“Is it going to be hard for you to not phase this week?” Bella asked, as I continued to massage her arms and then legs.
“I don't know. It will certainly be the longest I have gone without phasing. I wonder if I tried to phase in the ocean if I would drown.” I laughed.
“That is not funny, Jacob.” Bella scolded.
I rolled my eyes. “Bella if I couldn't swim I could always phase back and swim human.”
“Wouldn't you be naked then?” Bella blushed.
I shrugged. “Yeah. Would that be a problem?”
“I guess not. It just seems sort of embarrassing.”
“Have you ever skinny dipped?” I asked.
“No. Have you?”
“How do you sort of skinny dip?” Bella asked. “I would think it would be all or nothing.”
I finished massaging the oil into her skin and came and sat down on my towel next to her. “Well it was certainly nothing, but I was carrying you at the time. So I didn't really think of it as skinny dipping.”
“You what?” Bella half yelled, clearly shocked. “How? When?”
“When you jumped off the cliff. You remember me beating the water out of your lungs. Well I went into the water as a wolf and phased while I was underwater.” I shrugged.
“Wow, I know I was out of it, but I would have noticed if you were naked.”
“That is encouraging.” I laughed. “Jared loaned me his shorts before you woke up.”
“Yeah, but I guess that answers my question about phasing in the ocean and I probably wouldn't drown.”
Bella rolled her eyes. “Why do you look disappointed about that?”
“I had forgotten about it and was really tempted to try it out.”
“You're weird sometimes, Jake.”
“Don't even start with me on weird, no one is weirder than you.”
“Guilty.” She agreed.
We continued to lay out on our towels before we decided to head back to the house to shower and get the sand off of us. Afterwards we were lazy and laid on our bed and watched some TV wrapped in each other's arms. Bella was in the mood to cook and knew that her mom had missed her cooking so she made chicken enchiladas for dinner while I microwaved the rice and refried beans. Phil was able to join us for dinner and it was good to get to know him better. He has a fantastic sense of humor and had extremely funny stories from the guys that he played with.
“I'll do the dishes tonight.” Renee announced, then she sneezed as she carried the plates to the kitchen sink.
“Bless you, Mom are you okay?” Bella asked.
“I'm sure I'm fine. It just comes and goes, it is very weird. Don't worry about me, if you want to go swim in the pool or watch a movie I will join you in a few minutes.”
“Bella, what do you want to do?” I asked.
“Let's go watch a movie, I want to go get my PJs on encase I fall asleep again.”
“Okay, I'll go pick a movie and meet you downstairs.” I was in my regular black basketball shorts and white sleeveless shirt, so I didn't need to change.
I looked through their movie selection and chose the Italian Job and then got comfortable on the couch. Bella came down in silk shorts that had purple and blue paisley print and a light purple spaghetti strap camisole that showed her midriff.
“I hope you know how beautiful you are.” I said to her as she laid down on the couch with me. I wrapped one arm around her to hold her close and keep her from falling off and I could feel her soft, smooth stomach.
Bella blushed. “Thank you.”
We kissed for awhile and then decided to start the movie before we got too carried away. Phil and Renee joined us and brought popcorn with them. They sat together in the over-sized recliner that was next to me, but it seemed that her cold was getting worse and she kept sneezing.
That night Bella and I made love again, we were getting more comfortable with each other's bodies and the sex was absolutely fantastic. I didn't expect to become even more obsessed with it once I was actually getting it, but I didn't feel like I could ever get enough. If I could figure out a way for us to just never wear clothes again I would completely go for that.
The next day we woke up early and borrowed Renee's car to drive three hours to Disney World. There were more people than I had ever seen in one place, but the rides were awesome. Bella really liked the Buzz Lightyear ride, even though I let her win I would never admit that to her, and Peter Pan was fun as well. We both loved Space Mountain and it had just enough fear to be exciting without Bella screaming in my ear, unlike the Tower of Terror where I thought I was going to be completely deaf for the rest of my life. I saw my first 4D show with the moving seats and classic Disney characters bouncing off the screen. We both also really enjoyed the Pirates of the Caribbean even though it wasn't near as adventurous as I expected. The fireworks show was completely out of this world and I just stood there with my mouth open. I wasn't sure if Bella enjoyed the show more or watching me watch the show.
We were both exhausted as we drove home and I made Bella stay awake and talk to me. I have been meaning to talk to her about my hair, it really was getting too long and at my shoulder blades I really needed to cut it.
“Hey Bells.” I called to get her attention.
“Uh uh.” Bella mumbled sleepily.
“Stay with me, please.”
Bella sat up more and shook her head to stay awake. “What's up?”
“I need to cut my hair.” I said nervously.
“Then cut it.”
“I thought you liked my hair long.” I stated confused at her easy acceptance.
“I do, but if you don't like it then you should cut it. It is your head.”
“I don't mind it, but it is just when I phase. The longer my hair gets when I'm human, the longer it is when I am a wolf.”
“Is that why all of you cut your hair when you first phase?”
I nodded my head. “It is just easier that way, less grass, leaves, and dirt if our hair doesn't drag on the ground.”
She laughed. “I bet you look pretty funny then.”
“Yeah, I really do. I would have had to cut it sooner, but I'm so tall that it doesn't drag on the ground, but I am rather fluffy.”
“Actually, I want to cut my hair too.” Bella announced. Bella's hair was now down to her waist and I always found it to be so amazingly soft and beautiful.
“Really, why is that?”
“It is just really a lot of hair, and I have thought about donating it.”
“How short would it be if you did that?” I wasn't that familiar with donating hair.
“About at my shoulders, maybe a little longer.”
I shrugged. “Sounds nice.”
We road in silence again for a while and then I saw Bella nodding off again so I turned on the radio and we sang to the songs that we knew. I really love all kinds of music so I would just flip from station to station.
“Bells, I have prom in two weeks. Would you come with me?”
“You want to go to prom.” Bella said surprised. “I didn't take you for much of a dancer.”
“I'm not, but everyone else is going and I like having the chance to show you off to my other friends.”
Bella laughed and rolled her eyes. “Unless they want to gawk at my pale skin, I don't think there is much else to 'show off'.
I rolled my eyes. “Bella, you are so much more than just pale skin. You're fun and beautiful, and I'd take you anywhere.”
We got home about one in the morning and immediately got ready for bed. It was weird, yet nice, to have our clothes in the same dresser, it was like we were living in our own little world. Bella put on her PJs, and we brushed our teeth together before crawling into bed and went right to sleep.
I woke up the next morning to Bella pushing me away. “What are you doing?” I mumbled.
“I'm hot, get off me.” Bella complained.
I was spooned to her with one arm around her waist so I rolled over and noticed the fan wasn't going so I jumped up and turned it on before crashing again. I woke up a few hours later to the exact same thing.
“Seriously, Jacob go away.”
“What is your problem?” I grumbled, as I pulled the sheet off her and saw that she was bright red. “Oh crap Bella! What happened to you?” I asked concerned.
“Sunburned.” Bella moaned.
Bella had worn small jean shorts and a striped red and white strapless shirt. Though she looked great I hadn't really thought much of it, but now the top of her chest, shoulders and thighs were extremely red.
“What can I do?” I asked.
“Go see if Renee has some aloe vera.”
I threw on a pair of shorts and went downstairs to find Renee. She was on the second floor in one of the spare rooms in some bizarre pretzel that I assume was yoga or something like that.
I cleared my throat to not scare her. “Renee?”
She gracefully rolled to her feet. “Yes, Jake. Is there a problem?”
“Bella is pretty sunburned and she wanted something to put on it.”
Renee smiled like this was a common problem. “You don't raise a daughter as pale as Bella without being very familiar with aloe. Why don't you bring her a glass of water to drink and I'll be up in a minute.”
“Okay, great.” I went back to the kitchen and grabbed a glass, filled it with water, and brought it up to Bella.
I helped her sit up a little while she drank the water and told her about her mom coming up. She drank two glasses and then I helped her into the bathroom to use the restroom and then she laid back down on her back, it was sunburned as well but not as bad as the front half of her. Renee came in and started to rub the green gel over her body and Bella slowly began to relax and soon fell back asleep.
“You know the only time Bella would really let me take care of her was when she was sick or sunburned.” Renee said with a sad smile.
“Is there something I should do?” I asked.
“No, she will probably sleep most of the day. You can do whatever you want here at the house or stay here with her, but she gets kind of cranky when she doesn't feel good.”
“Yeah, I noticed.” I mumbled.
Renee chuckled lightly and my stomach growled.
“I'll go down and find us some lunch. Are sandwiches okay?” Renee asked.
“That will be great. Let me find a shirt and I'll be right down.”
“Please don't.” Renee blurted and then immediately smacked her hand over her mouth. “Oh, please pretend I didn't say that.”
“Uh . . . okay, but I am getting a shirt.” I stammered.
“Good idea.” She acknowledged awkwardly and then scurried out of the room.
I shook my head not knowing what else to do and threw on my swim suit and a white t-shirt before going down stairs. Renee apologized again and I accepted desperately wanting to change subjects. As we ate lunch we talked about my graduating early and if I had any plans for college.
“Bella and I have talked about going to Washington State in Seattle.” I answered.
“Do you have a major in mind?” She asked, as she sneezed twice.
“Bless you. I'm thinking mechanical engineering. I really like working with my hands and while I love fixing cars I'm not completely sure that is what I want to do. This gives me a few more options.”
“You're very mature Jake.”
I shrugged. “I've had to be with helping my dad and all.”
“I also wanted to thank you.” Renee stated.
“What for?” I asked confused.
“For everything you have done for Bella. I don't know where she would be if you weren't in her life.”
I had to bite my tongue to avoid saying anything on exactly how true that statement was. Bella was right, Renee was far more perceptive than most knew. “I'm glad to help. Bella has changed my life just as much and I love her very much.”
“I know you do, it is easy to tell. However, I wasn't just talking about now, but I mean all the way back from when she was in her serious depression. Poor Charlie was about to loose his mind until she found you, and then when she took Edward back.” Renee shook her head. “There was something just odd about him, and his intensity with Bella. It wasn't like he would just take a bullet for her, but like he actually expected the gun to go off.”
I couldn't help notice that as we sat here Renee's eyes seemed to get red and she would rub them like they bothered her. “Are you feeling okay?” I asked, trying to change the subject.
“I thought it was the cold, but I keep taking medication however it doesn't seem affective. Maybe I'll switch to my allergy pills. Excuse me.” She placed her plate in the dishwasher and went downstairs.
I finished my sandwich and then went up to check on Bella, she was sound asleep so I decided to swim in the pool outside. It just wasn't really big enough for me to get much physical exercise so after another small snack I decided to just go down to the beach by myself. I was able to take long laps back and forth in the ocean. The waves were much larger than the beaches of La Push and I could see several people surfing on them.
I stopped about waist deep in the water and watched them. They must have noticed me staring at them, because it didn't take too long for a girl to come to me. She had on a black one piece with pink and green zigzag stripes down her sides and was straddling her surf board.
“Hi, I'm Christy. You are an amazing swimmer, do you surf?” She asked.
“No, I have never tried.”
“My fiance, Todd just quit for the day you could use his board if you wanted.”
“Alright.” I answered nervously.
“Follow me.” She laid down on her stomach and paddled with her arms back to the other group of surfers and I walked beside her. “Hey Rick, Doug and Tracey, this is . . .”
“Jacob.” I filled in for her.
“He is going to try surfing with Todd's board.” Christy said excited.
“Awesome.” Doug said.
Rick handed me a bright orange surf board and they began to teach me what to do. I laid across the board and they showed me how to feel the wave and know when to stand up, it took a couple tries to get the timing right. I am naturally very steady on my feet so I took to surfing quite easily. They were all quite impressed that I had never surfed, I did tell them that I lived near a beach in Washington so they assumed that it was a beach similar to this one. In truth the two beaches couldn't be more different with the fine sand here compared the the pebbles and driftwood trees that surrounded ours.
I had a great time, but after a while I was ready to get back and check on Bella and eat. They invited me to a beach party that night and while it sounded fun I knew I would need to talk to Bella before I agreed to anything. It has been a long time since I was physically tired, without phasing, and I could feel my wolf start to raise his head and wonder when he was going to get to come out and play. I wasn't really sure if it was important for me to not phase, just to see if I could. I was planning to just take that in stride and not worry about it.
I made it back to the house and Bella was sitting on the first level couch, she already looked much better. “Hey grumpy gus, how are you feeling?” I teased.
Bella stuck her tongue out at me. “Much better, sorry about being snarky with you.”
I shrugged. “No big deal. Can you come to the kitchen with me? I am starving!”
“Sure.” She got up from the couch and we headed to the kitchen.
“Have you been awake very long?” I asked.
“Maybe an hour.”
“Sorry I wasn't here.” I said while I got several different lunch meats and cheeses and made myself two huge sandwiches. “Is Renee feeling okay, something was bothering her before I left.”
“She seemed fine with me.” Bella shrugged.
After I finished eating we went to the backyard. “I missed you, Bells.” I said to her, she was sitting in my lap on the shaded patio furniture.
“Where did you go?” Bella asked.
“To the beach, it was really weird going there by myself. I never really thought of needing my group, but I'm just really not alone much anymore. I'm with you or my guys pretty much all the time. I felt like such an outsider, until I got in the water and then it was something I was comfortable with. I swam back and forth a bunch and that is where I met the surfer people.”
“A girl invited me to try surfing with some of her friends. It was pretty fun, and there is a party tonight if you want to meet them.”
“What am I going to have to do? Put a ring on that finger to show that you are taken.” Bella grumbled.
I just stared at her shocked for a moment. “I know I get that a lot, but she didn't flirt with me. It was her fiance's board that I used, she was engaged.”
“Oh, sorry I over reacted.”
“Bella do you realize that is the first time that you have actually suggested marrying me, on your own?”
“Umm.” Bella thought for a moment. “Maybe it just being here with you, it isn't home to either of us and with us staying together . . . we sort of feel married.”
I wrapped her tightly to me and sighed. “Yeah, I feel it to.”
We took it easy the rest of the evening and ended up showering together that night before crawling into bed.
The next day we decided it was time for haircuts and Renee took Bella and I to her salon. We both had enough hair to donate, even though it made my hair pretty short. Once the hair was gone I realized how much I did like having short hair. Bella's hair was layered at her shoulders and they added a few light highlights around her face. It looked really good but the chemicals smelled bad for a while. Once finished, Renee joined Bella and I on the beach. It turns out that Renee had tried surfing for a while and had boards for her and Phil, so I borrowed his and surfed while Bella and Renee relaxed on the beach. Bella wore the black bikini that I got from the Christmas gift exchange and it looked really hot on her pale skin. Renee wore a shiny pink top with the same shiny pink and large white flowers on the skirt.
That night Phil grilled out BBQ ribs and chicken and Bella made a potato salad and we had ice cream for dessert. We ate outside in the cool night air and then all went and walked along the beach. Bella and I walked hand in hand as the waves came and licked our ankles. There were parties scattered along the beach with people laughing and drinking. They were really getting on my nerves, but honestly it wasn't them but instead my wolf who was really frustrated. I could feel it today anytime that I got even mildly annoyed my arms would shake and I was a little nervous that I might accidentally loose it.
“Hey Bells, I think I should probably phase before we head back tomorrow.”
“Alright. Do you think it is dark enough out here?” Bella asked.
“I think so, especially if we swim out further.”
“Okay, let me tell Phil and Renee that we plan to stay out for a while.” Bella left and spoke with them and they decided to go back to the house. Then Bella and I swam out deep into the ocean, once again she would hold on to my shoulders as we dived through the waves.
“Alright, you ready.” I asked her.
“Do I need to do anything?” Bella asked.
“No, I don't think so. Can you just hold my suit for me.” I answered as I took it off and handed it to her.
“How mad at me would you be if I lost this.” She smiled mischievously.
“Bella do you really want me walking around this place naked. Not only could I get arrested, but I think I might give your mom a heart attack.”
“Good point.” She held on to the suit a little tighter and I laughed.
In the next wave that crashed over us I took a deep breath and phased. It was a weird feeling expanding in the water and as soon as the waved rolled over I could stand on four legs in the water. I could dog paddle when the waves crashed over us, but I didn't have to.
Who is the idiot who phased in the water? Jared asked.
Hey looser. I laughed and looked over at Bella so he could see her.
Jacob! Paul is going to love it that you couldn't hold it together. He laughed.
Why will Paul care? I asked.
He had a bet with Quil and Embry that you couldn't go the whole week without phasing. They thought you could and Paul thought you would loose it. Jared answered.
Well damn, I could have had I known. I let him feel my jittery feelings and that I phased just as a precaution.
You did phase on purpose and didn't 'loose it' so I guess the guys will have to decide if this counts and there will probably be huge debates on which one won the bet. Jared acknowledged.
I continued to swim around in the water, it wasn't the same as running but my wolf was happy.
Have I missed anything? I asked.
Cool, I'm going to phase back talk to you later.
I phased out and swam over to Bella, she wrapped her arms around my neck and kissed me deeply before giving me my suit back.
“So does this count as skinny dipping?” I asked before slipping the suit on.
“Ummm, let me see.” Bella brought her hands around my waist and cupped my ass. “Yeah, I think it counts.”
I laughed loudly. “Thanks for the confirmation.” I wrapped my arms around her and kissed her deeply before reluctantly tearing ourselves apart so that I could get my suit on.
We swam back to the shore and went back to the house quickly to finish what we started in the water, in the comfort of our bed.
Leaving the next day was really hard, Bella and Renee had such a good time together and Bella promised to try and visit more often. I really enjoyed my time with Renee and we gave each other a big hug when we got to the airport.
“Keep taking care of my girl.” Renee whispered in my ear, and when she stepped back she sneezed twice.
I laughed. “Will do, and you take care of yourself.”
“This is getting ridiculous.” Renee smiled and sneezed again before giving Bella one last hug, and then left.
“Poor Renee, her allergies haven't bothered her in years.” Bella commented.
“Oh crap, Bells!” I exclaimed.
“What's wrong?” Bella looked around panicked.
“Your mom is allergic to me.”
“Didn't you say she had a dog allergy?”
“Yes, but . . .” We both starred speechless until we started laughing so hard that we could hardly breathe.
I'm glad that you thought Renee might be allergic to Jacob, it was just a thought I had that I could not let go of. Hehe. I can see where Jacob would want a Cali King and a new shower head, lol. Poor guy, it would suck to be that huge. I'm glad that you enjoyed the chapter being fluffy without too much drama. It was good for Bella to admit that she thinks of marrying Jacob, even if it was out of frustration that she said it. Poor Renee, she should really think before she speaks, lol. That would have been so embarrassing.
Thank you. :)
This was such an easy-going chapter. I really loved this chapter, but I think I say that every time I comment haha. I was not surprised that there was a bet in the pack. It seems like everyone in the pack bets on Jacob. I thinks it's hilarious. Okay, time to comment on lines!
One of them was extremely persistent, however her face was well worth it when she tried to give me a complimentary cocktail and I told her I was only seventeen. Even Bella laughed at her shocked expressed and I lost it when she downed the drink herself as soon as she went back to her area.
I'm not surprised. JACOB IS SMOKING HOT!
“I am not that short, you are just freakishly tall.”
Everything is funny about that sentence.
We took full advantage of the space that the bed provided and made love before going downstairs to figure out something for breakfast.
Uh. . . . . yea. . . . Bella's and Jacob's beds in Forks aren't that big.
“It is just easier that way, less grass, leaves, and dirt if our hair doesn't drag on the ground.”
She laughed. “I bet you look pretty funny then.”
I wanna see that now! I really wanna see a wolf with the grass, leaves, and dirt in their fur!
That will be great. Let me find a shirt and I'll be right down.”
“Please don't.” Renee blurted and then immediately smacked her hand over her mouth. “Oh, please pretend I didn't say that.”
No one blames you Renee. We all know how smoking hot Jake is.
I know you do, it is easy to tell. However, I wasn't just talking about now, but I mean all the way back from when she was in her serious depression. Poor Charlie was about to loose his mind until she found you, and then when she took Edward back.” Renee shook her head. “There was something just odd about him, and his intensity with Bella. It wasn't like he would just take a bullet for her, but like he actually expected the gun to go off.”
You don't know the half of it Renee. Edward did expect a gun to go off. Mr. Overprotective.
What am I going to have to do? Put a ring on that finger to show that you are taken.” Bella grumbled.
uhm, Bella yes. If you want girls to stop flirting with your man, you gots to put a ring on his finger!
“Ummm, let me see.” Bella brought her hands around my waist and cupped my ass. “Yeah, I think it counts.”
Nice Bella, nice.
Oh crap, Bells!” I exclaimed.
“What's wrong?” Bella looked around panicked.
“Your mom is allergic to me.”
“Didn't you say she had a dog allergy?”
“Yes, but . . .” We both starred speechless until we started laughing so hard that we could hardly breathe.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA! I wonder when Jacob stops phasing, would Renee still be allergic to Jake? Probably not, but the only reason I think she still might because he would still be a wolf at heart.
Anways, great chapter JJ! I wonder what Friday bring? I hope Victoria comes back soon. I want her to DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Random Fact- The fight scene in Eclipse with Victoria, Riley and Edward won Best Fight on the MTV Movie awards. And, unfortunately Jacob's and Bella's kiss lost to Bella and Edward's. I mean seriously, EDWARD AND BELLA KISS IN EVERY MOVIE AND JACOB ONLY GETS ONE FREAKING KISS THROUGH THE SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry overreaction. hehehe