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Bella's Wedding Day

Bella's big day has finally arrived. BUT what happens when an old friend comes to wish her good luck? WARNING...if you don't like Jacob, you won't like my story. :)

Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer rocks! The people are hers...not mine.

18. Chapter 18 - Welcome to the Family

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Chapter 18 - Welcome to the Family

Jacob POV

I heard Bella’s truck coming and I raced out onto the porch. I hoped her conversation with Cullen had gone well. It sounded as though he was gonna to be cool. Still, I worried. She was always more concerned with other people’s feelings than her own. It was going to crush her to hurt him.

As her truck slowed, she started to laugh really hard. This was a good sign. The roar of the engine stopped and I practically yanked her out of the truck. I couldn’t wait to get her in my arms again.

I kissed the top of her head. “Let’s go tell Sam and Emily.”

“You haven’t told them yet?” She asked, surprised.

“I wanted to wait until you were with me. They will be so happy for us.” I laughed. “The whole pack will be. They were getting tired of all of my moping around.”

She laughed. “Yeah, moping sucks!” She stopped and looked up at me. “You did tell Billy though?”

“Oh, yeah," I laughed, "he heard me announce it to whoever would listen as you drove away.”

“I think I did hear something like that.” She giggled.

We walked hand in hand to Sam and Emily’s. She kept lifting my hand and kissing it. Every time she did I would match her kiss with one of my own on her hand.

“I love you, Jacob.”

“Please never stop saying that. I won’t ever get tired of hearing it.”

“I love you, Jacob.” Her eyes twinkled. It made me laugh.

I opened the door to Sam’s and just walked in. Everyone had just come back from patrols so the house was full. Emily was pulling something out of the oven and turned to see who’d come in. She gasped and dropped the pan in the floor. Everyone looked up.

“Bella!” She yelled.

“Hi.” Bella’s response was soft, timid. She squeezed my hand.

Emily ran across the room and pulled Bella into a hug. “I’m so glad you’re here..." her eyes darted to Jacob and then back to me "with Jacob.”

Bella smiled at her then looked at me. “I’m glad to be here with Jacob.” I saw love flash in her eyes and I howled.

Quil joined in. The others laughed as they came to congratulate us.

“Finally!” Embry shouted. That made the laughter increase.

“Yes, finally,” I whispered into her ear. She nodded.

Bella POV

I had always felt welcome at Sam and Emily’s. But today, I was actually one of them. I belonged there.

I curled up closer to Jacob. We were sitting on the couch waiting for Charlie to come home. We were watching Monster Garage. Although, I was doing more thinking than watching.

Jacob had his arm around me and I felt so secure. He kept leaning down and kissing the top of my head. I couldn’t wait to see what the future had in store. I smiled, knowing it would be a long future.

I heard the cruiser pull into the driveway and looked up at Jacob, smiling. “Well, this is it.”

He stood. “I think I’ll give you a minute alone with him. I’ll be in the bathroom.”

“Thanks.” I wasn’t so sure that he couldn’t read my mind.

He disappeared up the stairs just as Charlie’s key turned in the lock.

“Hey, Bells. How was your day?” His expression was a jumbled mess of emotions.

I smiled. “It was a pretty good day actually.”

“Really?” His voice squeaked. “What did you do?”

“Well, I made someone very happy and I broke someone’s heart. Although, it seemed more like he was letting me off the hook.”

“Oh, yeah.” He wanted to ask the question -- I could see it in his eyes -- but he didn’t.

“Yeah, so over all it was a good day.”

“Are you okay with everything? I mean...” He was concerned and curious.

“I’m great, Dad. Really great.”

“Well, then...” He paused. “Who am I gonna... Jacob!” He practically shouted. I smiled. He ran across the room and took Jacob’s hand in his own and shook it. “Jacob, welcome to the family!” He continued to violently pump Jake's arm. He could have at least tried to contain his enthusiasm.

“Well, not yet.” Jacob winked at me.

Charlie released his hand, finally. Jacob walked over and put his arm around my shoulders and kissed my head.

“Charlie, you have my word that I will always love your daughter. I will do my very best to protect her. I will never hurt her. Never.”

“Wow, Jake.” Charlie laughed. “You should hold on to those lines for your vows. Don’t you think, Bells.”

I looked up at Jacob and beamed. He leaned down and kissed my lips.

“Hey, now!” Charlie acted disgusted. “You’re great and all, Jake, but she is still my daughter.”

“Sorry, sir.” Jacob played along with the act.

Charlie turned his back. “I’ve got to get my stuff out of the car,” he said laughing all the way outside. We both knew he was approving of the physical stuff, just not when he was around.

“I always knew I liked him.” Jacob chuckled as he picked me up so that my face was even with his.

He held me close against his body and I felt safe.

He gently pressed his lips to mine and I felt whole.

His breathing steadied and I felt peace.

Jacob was all I needed. All I would ever need. Forever.

His kisses moved to my neck and I sighed. “I will always love you, Jacob Black.”