~I don't want to end the story just yet...but I promise, you will NOT see this coming!!! Oh, and thanks for reading, everyone! You'll probably get mad reading this chapter. =) Nessie Black~
I woke up around ten in the morning, ready to get this day over with. It was the day before the wedding. Which also meant that I had to endure a full day of shopping with Alice. And I couldn't see Jake until the "sacred day." As predicted, Alice waltzed into my room with a list. She said brightly, "Okay, so first stop is in London. Marque had already started on your dress. Then it's off to Rodeo Drive for the shoes. Now, for the jewelry-" I cut her off with, "Um, Alice." She looked up at me with cautious eyes. "Yes?" I sat up in bed and said quietly, "Could I ..maybe.. stay here? And let you do that stuff. It's not that I don't want to spend time with you or anything, it's just that.." I paused and thought of an excuse. "This is your thing. And you know I'll be happy in whatever you want me to wear." She sighed, defeated, and said sadly, "I guess I can go without you. But you have to promise me that you will do something productive today." I nodded and said, "Sure." She nodded and said cheerily, "I have a wedding to plan!" I waved and flopped back in the bed when she left the room. I had no idea what I wanted. I mean, I thought I had, but...I was just 17! Well, technically I had been alive for 10 years. It wasn't that I didn't want to marry Jake. It was just a bit soon. He seemed perfectly fine. He was having a bachelor party with the wolves (except Leah) tonight. Shouldn't I be happy? Instead I was queasy. A couple of hours later, Bella walked in and said she was headed out. I said, "Okay..where are you going?" Her eyes got wide and she cleared her throat. "Just, you know, around." I nodded and waved.
Alice got back at 8 and I was happy not to have gone because she was wiped out. My "productive activity" was inviting Leah over to watch marriage movies with Rosalie, Bella, Esme, and me. I fell asleep in the middle of Bride Wars. The next day I woke up with a headache. I found the whole thing to be embarrassing, what with the "Congratulations" every 5 minutes. Alice and Rose teamed up and had plotted out a map to get me dressed and make-up on in under 20 minutes. They gave me an hour to relax, so I went outside. And here's where I screw everything up.
(Remember, I warned you!) I ran away. Just like I've always done when I freak out. I ran through the forest, past La Push, and far away from Forks. I stopped in Arkansas. I checked into the nearest hotel, locked myself in the room, and tried to sort things out. I made the biggest mistake of my life by running away. I had done it because I was confused and needed some sort of direction. So I most likely lost Jake, made everyone mad, and wrecked my future. I couldn't describe my feelings at all. Then I started to cry.
~~JAKE'S POINT OF VIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!~~
I woke up at 12 in the afternoon, ready for tomorrow. It was about time Nessie and I were married. I jumped out of bed and stretched. Seth had slept over. He said, "Hey, Jake. I'm psyched for the bachelor party. It's gonna be awesome! I mean, we'll have-" I cut him off and said, "Seth, it's nothing major, dude. Just a big party." He nodded and looked down. I rolled my eyes and murmured, "Marshmallow." I heard a knock and answered the door. It was Bella. Memories flooded my vision and I felt pain sting my heart. Taking a deep breath, I said, "Hey, Bells. Come on in." She peered in and noticed Seth. He grinned and said, "Hey, Bella!" She nodded and said, "Let's take a walk, Jacob." I followed her outside. Bella started, "Okay, so this is just akward." I said, "Well, it doesn't have to be. You're the one that slammed that door closed, not me." She stopped and said, "Don't go there, Jake/ I'm just trying to help you out." I shook my head and said, "Sure, sure. Can you make it fast, though? Alice has some sort of tux thing I have to go to later." She said, "Jacob, I don't feel right about this. I mean, I want you to be happy and everything, but..it's just...never mind. I shouldn't have come." I said coldly, "No, you shouldn't have. Things are complicated enough without you opening old wounds, Bella." She said, "I'm sorry." I scoffed and said, "For what? Tearing out my heart and giving it back? No. Don't be sorry. Because you gave me the love of my life, and all I want to do is stay with her and never leave." She winced when I said "never leave" and we both knew why. She tucked her hair behind her ear and said, "Who's opening old wounds now?" I said, "Don't you have a leech to get back to?" Then I ran into the woods to hunt.
The next day I woke up in the best mood ever. I got dressed quickly and couldn't stop thinking about the party. It was crazy and fun. But I was ready to see Nessie. ******** I got to the the Cullens' place at exactly the time Alice aid to show up. Edward answered the door and looked at me with sad eyes. I smiled and said, "Hey, Dad." Then laughed in spite of that. Esme patted his arm and said, "Why don't you help Rose check the forest?" He nodded and ran to the back door. I asked, still pumped, "What did you lose?" Esme grabbed my hand and I flinched at the iciness. She said, "Renesmee ran away this morning, and we're looking for her."