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?
Enjoy!! PLEASE READ GRAY SKIES FOREVER FIRST, IF YOU HAVE NOT!!!!
6. Good Things to Come
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Heather and I got prepared for the dinner at Emily’s house. We both took showers and then got in our casual but slightly dressy clothes.
Heather had on a deep crimson knee-length dress on. It fit tightly around her lovely curves, but flared out towards the bottom. She wore a pair of black wedges that laced up her smooth, pale legs.
She twisted her dark brown hair into a tight, messy bun that fell close to her neck.
I buttoned up a light tan dress shirt -one of my only ones- and my black slacks. I pulled my hair back into my usual ponytail, where it dangled from the back of my head, draping on my neck.
As I played with the non-existent wrinkles in my shirt at the mirror, Heather wrapped her arms around my waist, burying her face in my back. Her small hands massaged my upper back.
“Mmm, you look nice.” She ran a cool hand down my spine while the other went down the front of my chest. I caught her hand and brought it up to my face. I kissed her palm and down to her wrist.
“I baked two cakes downstairs while you were getting ready. I figure it was one less thing for Emily to have to bake. You guys sure do eat enough.” She teased.
“What else do you expect out of vampire chasing werewolves?” I replied with a light teasing in my tone. I turned around and pulled Heather against my chest.
“I can’t believe you baked a cake for your party.” I tapped the tip of her nose.
“Well, I hate for Emily to have to do all the baking.”
“Yes, but it is your party. We are celebrating your new job. You don’t have to do anything.”
“But I wanted to.” She argued back.
“Ok, I get it. Let’s go or we will be late.” She tugged away from my arms and went for the steps. I grabbed her hand again and held it tightly in-between mine. She smiled up at me with that heart- warming smile that always took my breath away.
I drove to Emily at my usual fast speed in my new Volkswagen that I also made from scratch by myself.
I watched as Heather’s hair blew in the wind from the open windows. Her eyes were closed as usual when we were driving. She liked the way the ocean breeze blew on her face. She said it cleared her mind.
Her dress too waved in the wind. Wisps of red satin flowed mid-air and fluttered against her pale skin. The contrast in color was striking on her. I caught myself starting to drool.
Suddenly her eyes opened and she caught me admiring her. She giggled lightly as she stared back at me. I loved her laugh, it sounded like wind- chimes sway in the breeze. The sound seemed to hypnotize, making my brain feel like mush.
As I continued to stare at her, she took my face in her hands and turned it back to the road. I realized that the car was starting to sway off to the side when her hands turned the steering wheel to the side, putting the car back on the road fully.
I quickly grabbed the steering wheel tightly in my grasp and Heather released it from hers. I tried harder to keep my eyes on the road and away from my love.
The thin seat shifted as she leaned in closer to me. Her hands were placed tenderly on my shoulder. I felt the breeze nip at my ear from her new movement. Her position in the window had blocked most of the cool air that had blown in.
“It’s probably best to keep your eyes on the road, because if we crash it’s going to take even longer to get to my party.” She laid her head in the crook between my neck and shoulder. I kissed the top of her head as her eyes closed once again.
I pulled into the dirt road that leads to Sam’s and Emily’s house. At the end of the lane was their newly remodeled gray house. They had built more on to the back to make room for their two little girls, Isabella- after our Bella- and Abigail. Isabella is two and a half and Abigail is eleven months old.
I parked behind the shiny red truck that belonged to Jared. In front of Jared’s car was Quil’s and Paul. I was sure Embry's would be here soon with his son and daughter, Pete and Elizabeth.
Emily and Alison were the only pack wives who had children. But Claire was three months pregnant.
I went around to Heather’s side and opened her door. I offered her my hand and she took it graciously. I held one of her hands, while the other carried the plate with the two cakes stacked on each other, to the weathered blue door and rang the bell.
There were baby blue and electric violet balloons hung by the window box filled with bright orange and yellow marigolds under the narrow window. They bobbed back and forth in the light breeze that drifted through the dense fringe of autumn trees.
A cheerful Emily’s answered the door. The sound of a soft murmur of voices and soft classical music wafted out the door with the breeze.
“Welcome! Congratulations on the job, Heather.” She gently hugged Heather’s shoulders and pecked me on the cheek.
She led us inside and I was hit with the smell of fresh food. The smell of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, muffins, biscuits, the hint of a wine, and more drifted up my nose.
“I baked a few cakes. I felt I had to contribute.” Heather set the cakes on the counter in-between the kitchen and the den area.
“You shouldn’t have, this is your party.” Emily repeated the same words I did.
“Oh, let’s not start that again.” Heather rolled her eyes in my direction. “Do you need any help?”
“Sure, help me with the next batch of muffins,” Heather slipped on a light pink apron and washed her hands.
Claire, Kim, and Maria were already hurrying around the small kitchen helping. Claire had a small bump that was noticeable through her wavy brown dress, but you barely noticed.
I went over to the pack who were discussing in a quiet manner in the corner.
“Hey, guys. What’s up? Any news on the new coven?”
“Not much, but we did start observe them. So far, they pose no threat. They attended their first day of school today at the Forks High School as juniors. They seem to act just as family would, like the Cullens. I wonder if they have met. I…” I cut him off when something sunk in.
“Wait, did you say, Forks High School is where they are attending?”
“Yes, is there a problem?”
“That’s where Heather’s new job is. She is a teacher for the juniors. Is that safe?”
“As long as she doesn’t mind, I don’t see any harm. I agree with you now, I don’t think they pose any threat. They seem calm and act just as the Cullen’s do.”
“Sam, I’m not so sure I want her near vampires every day.”
“Well, it’s not your choice, its’ hers.” He pointed a finger at heather who laughed with the other wives. I turned my head back and buried it in my hands as I sank to the tan leather sofa.
“I know, she loves this job, I can’t take it from her. I’ll let her decide.”
“We can discuss this at dinner, ok.”
“Sure.” As if on cue the doorbell rang. Sam went to open it.
I put on my relaxed face and turned back to Embry, his wife and two children who rushed into the door.
Quil patted me on the back.
“It will be ok, Jake.”
“Quil, what would you do? What if Claire got a job where there were vampires that she would have to interact with?”
“I would… do what she wants. If she wanted that job and I knew she would be safe, I would let her.”
“Anytime.” He playfully punched me in the shoulder.
“It’s dinner! Come on kids” Emily called from the kitchen.
“Uncle Jacob, Aunt Heather!” Isabella and Abigail shouted as they ran from their bedroom. I scooped up Abigail in my arms as did Heather with Isabella.
She clung to my neck as I swung her around in circles. I placed her on the floor, steadying her as she swayed.
“Wait, we can’t start without Billy, I invited him too.”
“He’s just pulling in now. I’ll go help him. Seth is here too.” Embry stumbled out the door.
“Hey, why the worried look?” Heather asked as she wrapped her arms around my torso.
“Nothing, just pack business. We’ll talk about it later, ok.” I rubbed her back soothingly as I composed my face, clearing all the visible worries.
“Hey, Billy. Hi Seth!” I dragged Heather along as I greeted my father.
“Hey, Jake. How are you?”
“Just fine, how about you, dad?”
“Fine, as well. Hello, Heather, congratulations on your new job.”
“Thanks, dad. You look great.” She gave him that warm smile as she pecked him on the cheek.
“Well, let’s eat. I made plenty, although there will be no leftovers.” Emily teased.
Everyone gathered around the table and light murmur and laughter filled the air. Food was passed around the round table in large bowls as everyone got their shares. It was like one big family meeting for a reunion, but in a way that was what it was exactly.
“So, anything new on the pack, beside the obvious?” Billy asked as he shoved in a piece of turkey.
“Nothing much, just, well… we realized something… important toady. Maybe Jacob should explain.”
“Well, Heather… you said that your job was at Forks High School, right?” I asked calmly, keeping my voice straight and composed.
“Yes, is there a problem, Jake?”
“No, not really… look Heather, let me say this right now, ok? I will go based on your decision, but you have to be safe. I trust your judgment and if you really want this job, I won’t get in the way of your happiness, ok?”
“Sure… what is going on? I am very confused.” Her eyes flickered from one face to another, mostly settling on mine.
“Heather, the vampires that live in Forks, are attending the school you will be teaching at, same grade, and same classes. Both clans are supposed to attend classed there.”
“Oh… well, that doesn’t bother me too much. I can live with that, they won’t harm me. You said it yourself, they aren’t completely dangerous, and they are vegetarians, right?” she started to ramble as she tried to mask the fear leaking through.
“Yes, we believe they are fine, that they won’t harm you, but it is your decision, okay? What ever you want I’ll do too. I will stay outside that school everyday to listen and watch, if you wish. I will do anything to keep you safe and happy.”
“Of course.” I grabbed her hand and held it tightly between mine.
“I want this job; will you be okay, with that?”
“As long it is what you want, I completely agree.”
“Thank you, Jake. Thank you everyone.”
“Your welcome,” Sam sighed with relief. “Now let’s get on with the actual celebration, shall we?”
“Yes.” I agreed. I smiled at Heather as she leaned in too give me a quick kiss.
For the rest for the night, nothing else was discussed about the pack issues and worries. Everything was relaxed and if someone would have walked in, they wouldn’t have known that it was a pack of werewolves and their families visiting each other. It was just a family celebrating good things to come.
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