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Together for Enternity

*This is the sequel to Gray Skies Forever. So please read that one first, not to mention it will make much more sense! Bella and Edward are back together and everything seems perfect, they are getting married and have two families that highly support them. But what happens when the werewolves re-enter their lives. How will they react? Are they even the same one? And what ever happened to the Volturi?


5. Celebrating

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I reached the fringe of trees that surrounded our small, cozy home. We had always lived in the forest, away from everyone else. The two- story house was a faded baby blue with a mint green door that seemed to blend in with the trees. The whole house had a total of eighteen windows that let in the peaceful landscape.

It was surrounded by flourishing flowers and bushes. A small gravel pathway lead up to the door. The trees created a canopy over the house, but let in plenty of sunlight that seemed to make everything sparkle. It was like a fairytale place, magical in many ways. But it was our home, always perfect and private home.

I flung open the door and searched frantically for Heather. I wanted to tell her the news. She was always the first I would tell, sometimes even before the pack.

I ran up the stairs, skipping every other step in my large stride. Anxiously, I searched every room. Lastly, I entered the deserted bedroom. I spotted a small, yellow-lined piece of paper laying flat against the nightstand. In her delicate script it read:

Dear Jacob, I’m sorry I’m not there. I got a call from the school that I applied to saying they were interested and wanted to talk with me. I told them I would come as soon as possible. I hope your run went ok. I will be home soon, I promise. I miss you already. I love you, can’t wait to tell you the news. Love you, Heather. P.S. there are fresh baked muffins on the kitchen counter. Coffee is still in the pot. Have the rest.

I set the note back down on the wooden nightstand.

The sun peaked through the clouds for the second time this morning. The trees gleamed in the sunlight. It streamed through the window and came in contact with my already warm skin.

Somehow the sun comforted me. It seemed to tell me that everything would d be alright, like I knew it would be… as long as I had Heather.

I went back downstairs and ate some breakfast. Sitting at the peaceful, but lonely table with the paper in hands, devouring the blueberry muffins in my other. I sipped the warm, black coffee, thinking of my beautiful wife.

I hoped that she was accepted at this job. She had been dieing to work somewhere, but there was really not that much of demand in her line of work that she was interested in.

She hated that I had my jobs- protecting the reservation and working a few hours a week at the auto body shop Quil, Embry, Jared, and I owned- but she did nothing but stay at home.

I insisted that she took care of me and that was enough, but she disagreed. She always brought up that most of the other pack wives worked, except Maria and Alison.

So she had been sending out applications for a month now. This was the fifth response she had gotten and the one she had been looking forward to the most.

I stacked my dishes in the sink and went back upstairs to take a shower. I stripped my clothes off and threw them in the dirty laundry bin. The ice, cold water dripped down my cheek. I fully stepped in and the cold water calmed my mind.

My worries didn’t seem to bother me right now; they weren’t nagging me at the back of my mind. I just enjoyed the shower, relaxing my tense muscles.

I slightly jumped as a slammed door broke my calm state. Heather’s eager voice wafted up the stairs. I turned off the facet and wrapped my torso in a baby blue towel from the rack by the shower. I pulled on a pair of ripped jeans quickly, not bothering to put a shirt on like usual.

Heather bounded into my arms that moment. I caught her in my arms and steadied her. Her arms wrapped around me.

“I got it, Jake! I go the job!” she crushed her lips against mine. I hugged her tighter. Her enthusiasm rubbing off on me.

“That’s great, Heather! Give me details.” I tried to set her down on the bed, but she clung to me, so I sat her on my lap.

“It’s at Forks High school. It’s about a forty minutes from here. I start in a week and a half, isn’t that great?” she tilted her head up to me, her wall of hair falling away from her face.

“Yes, it is terrific! We should celebrate, I’ll call the pack and…” I forgot in the moment… I had news too.

“What’s wrong?” her excited, carefree expression instantly was wiped from her face, now filled with anxiousness. That soon was replaced by fear as I looked deep in her eyes. She ran her fingertips across my cheek.

“Nothing too bad, it’s just I have some news too.” Her expression relaxed somewhat.

“What’s wrong? Is someone in the pack hurt? Did something happen to Emily or Alison or…” I cut her off before she could continue to list the possibilities.

“Heather,” I grasped her shoulders and turned her face so she was looking straight into my eyes. “Sam just told us that we have… a few more unwelcome visitors… living in Forks. A clan of we think five vampires moved into an abandoned house near the other blood sucking leeches.”

“Oh,” she signed and her ice blue eyes dropped to the floor.

“We don’t think they are a threat, we just are going to watch them. Everything will be ok, I promise.” I saw a single tear escape her eye and fall to my tan hand wrapped around her fragile one.

“It’s okay, you know I will protect you, nothing will happen to you.”

“I’m not worried about me.” She whispered as her chin quivered slightly. At that moment Bella fluttered to my mind, she never cared what happened to herself, it was who she loved that mattered more. She and Heather were alike in many ways including this one, which is why I fell in love with her.

“Ah, sweetie. You can’t worry about me. I can take care of myself. We don't think they will pose any threat. We just have to be careful, ok.” I rubbed her back soothingly as she buried her head in my bare chest. I felt cold tears glide down my shirtless torso.

“It’s just it was so much easier when there was only one clan in Forks or actually none. I am afraid they will hurt the pack or you. I would go insane if something would ever happen to you.”

“Shh, I promise everything will be fine, they will not harm anyone. Ok, now we should be celebrating. It’s your special day. I’m going to go call the pack.”

I leaned over and grabbed the handset and dialed Sam’s number. He immediately picked up. I explained the good news and he suggested that everyone come over for a dinner at their house. I accepted and told him to call Jared, Embry, and Paul. I would call Quil.

I called him afterwards with Heather still leaning against my chest. She had wiped away all the tears, but I refused to let her moved an inch away from me.

“Hey Quil, its Jacob.”“Hey, what’s up?”“We are celebrating, meet the pack at Sam’s and Emily’s house. Make sure to bring Claire.”“What is the occasion? Is it a ‘celebrate the second bloodsucking leech clan to move into Forks’ party or something a bit more worth celebrating?” he asked in a sarcastic tone of voice?“Sure, we decided it was so great that more of the leeches moved in that we should have a party, Quil.” I teased back“Really, why are we doing that? Shouldn’t we being learning a strategy or something to take them down?” apparently Quil was not thinking clearly today, or Claire was right there distracting him, either one happens pretty often.“No Quil, we are celebrating Heather’s new job. Do you seriously think we would celebrate such a horrid thing?”“I wasn’t sure, we’ll meet you there around six, bye.”

I shook my head as I placed the phone back on the plastic perch.

“What’s the matter?” Heather broke the silence.

“Nothing, just Quil’s dumbness. I’ll have to tease him about it later.”

I wrapped my arms around her tighter and kissed the top of her head.

“Congratulations.” I muttered into her neck, inhaling her scent. I felt her smile under my cheek as I pecked her on her lips.