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Summary:
Post Eclipse WITH spoilers. Jacob x OC Chapter 1 - My Bella
Chapter 2 - Home
Chapter 3 - Epiphany
Chapter 4 - Confrontation
Chapter 5 - Truce
Chapter 6 - Sarah
Chapter 7 - Cancer
Chapter 8 - Delivery
Chapter 9 - Morte
Chapter 10 - Sino
Chapter 11 - Revealed
Chapter 12 - Agony
Chapter 13 - Killer {Just added 8/27!}


Notes:
DISCLAIMER: The only characters I own are the random patients of Dr. Carlisle Cullen and Sarah. All of the other characters belong to Stephenie Meyer. The plot is also mine, but I must credit Ms. Meyer again, because if she had not created these lovely characters in the first place, I wouldn't be able to toy with them as I do now.


3. Chapter 3

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Chapter 3- Epiphany

The house was empty when I reached it, so I walked straight into my room and stretched out on the bed. Even though it was slightly too small now - I had managed to grow another few inches in the past month - it still felt great to finally be able to sleep comfortably. I didn't even realize how tired I was until my head hit the pillows. I tried to wait up for Billy by mentally willing my eyelids to stay open, but after awhile I gave up and let the waves of sleep overcome me.

I hadn't been asleep long when suddenly I heard someone shouting my name. I tried to drown it out, covering my ears with my pillow, but it was no use. I groaned and sat up, rubbing the sleep from my eyes.

"Who's there?" I murmured, hoping whoever it was could hear me. There was no response and so I layed back down, convinced I was hallucinating. Just as I started to dose off yet again, someone spoke from close by.


"You're home." I looked up, startled. There, sitting not a foot from me, was Billy.

"Just got here," I muttered, sitting up again and stretching. "How've you been?"

"Okay," he responded, staring at me. "Bella's been helping out a lot. How about you?"

"Better."

He nodded and rolled to the doorway, pausing in the threshold to look at me. He was about to speak when I cut him off, already aware of what he was going to ask me.

"Not now. Please."

He nodded again and rolled from the room, the floorboards creaking under his chair.


I sighed and flopped back onto the bed, both physically and mentally exhausted. I thought about sleeping, but then I realized that I should probably get cleaned up and go talk to the pack before they came to me. Either way, It wasn't going to be fun, but I figured that if I made the effort and went to them, they'd at least take that into consideration when mauling me. Hopefully it wouldn't be as painful as I was expecting.


Standing from the bed, I yawned and walked over to my dresser, sorting through my clothes for something comfortable to wear. There wasn't much since I hadn't been home to do laundry, but I managed to find a pair of sweats. They'd have to do for now.


Once I got in the shower, I turned the water on and made it slightly cool so that it felt good against my overheated skin. As I let the water relax me, I started thinking. What was I going to do to break up Bella and Edward? She obviously loved him, but she loved me too right? After all, she was my best friend and she did take care of Billy the entire time I was gone. She even cancelled her wedding for me. That had to count for something.

But did I really want to hurt her like that? I could still remember how she reacted when Edward had left. I had been able to help her a little bit, but she was always broken. Right up until the day he came back, she was never the same. And she probably never would have been. Could I really be heartless enough to break her like that?

And that's when I decided. Bella was happy, so I would be happy for her. No matter what was going on between the werewolves and vampires, Bella would always be my best friend. And if that's all she was willing to give me, I wouldn't push the issue. As much as I hated to admit it, I knew that bloodsucker would take good care of her, and as long as she was safe, I would be okay. Plus, what would happen if I did end up getting her to leave Edward for me? I could imprint, and then she'd be broken again with no one to turn to.

I could never do that to her. Ever.


I shut off the water from the shower and thought more about my epiphany. The fact that I could still imprint made me happier. So much happier, in fact, that I dressed as quickly as possible and whistled for the entire run to Sam's.


As soon as I got close, I could hear the conversation from inside. I paused for a minute just outside the door to listen.

"Are we just going to let him come back like that? After he abandoned us because his stupid little crush ditched him for a bloodsucker?" Paul was livid. I growled slightly under my breath at the way he described Bella. Stupid little crush. Didn't he realize how much I cared for her? Didn't anybody realize what I felt was so much more then just a stupid crush?

"She's his best friend, Paul," Emily countered. I felt automatically grateful that she would stand up for me in front of the pack. "How would you feel if Leah decided she was in love with Emmett instead of you? Would you want to stick around and watch her get married to him?"

Leah and Paul were dating? I grimaced at the thought and decided that it was time I showed myself. I coughed lightly and knocked once on the door before opening it, hoping I was still welcome.


Everyone grinned at me when I walked in - everyone except for Paul. He just glared at me, obviously pissed off.


I smirked and walked into the kitchen, casually kicking his chair in an inch or so as I passed. "Hey, Paul."

Everyone snickered and he looked down, a slight blush coloring his cheeks. He knew I had heard him, and I could tell that he was trying very hard to keep himself under control. I decided to let it drop, for the moment, and turned to Sam.


"Sam," I greeted, ducking my head sheepishly.


"Nice of you to join us, Jacob," Sam said icily. I grimaced and Emily slapped him lightly over the head.

"No, he's right. I shouldn't have left," I said, looking at her and then each member of the pack in turn. "I completely lost it, and I'm sorry. You all know how much I care for Bella, and to know that she was marrying that blo-Cullen..."

I flinched and stared at the table when Embry suddenly spoke.


"Did you just call him Cullen?" He sounded confused and I laughed darkly, still staring at the table.

"Yeah. I had a bit of an epiphany."

They all looked at me, some curious and some still angry, as I picked nervously at the tablecloth. I didn't really want to explain my epiphany now. I'd much rather catch up on what I missed while I was gone. Surely they all had some stories to tell me about a new bloodsucker they killed or something.


When I didn't speak, Jared cleared his throat. It was the first noise I had heard from him since I had first gotten here and I looked up, confused.


"Well?" He prompted.


I sighed. "Bella's happy. Really happy. And as stupid as it sounds that she's in love with that damn leech, I could never try and break them up. You all saw how broken she was when he left. I wouldn't want to do that with her again. No matter what I did, even if she ended up loving me half as much as she loves him, she'd still be only half of the Bella she is now. And what if I imprinted? What would happen then? I hate to admit it, but he's better for her."

Paul snorted. "Right. That must be convenient. They've got a blood bank right there whenever they need her."

I snarled and Paul glared. I was about to get up and tackle Paul when Sam raised his hand.

"Stop. Now," he ordered. "Jacob needs to be caught up on the latest pack buisiness. Embry?"

Embry opened his mouth to speak but Paul interrupted him, pushing his chair back roughly from the table and standing.

"I can't believe this! You're just going to let him get away with it?" He yelled, stomping towards the kitchen.


"Paul, stop being an idiot. Get back in here and sit down before we drag you in here," Embry called after him, rolling his eyes.


"Go to Hell," Paul yelled back. A second later, we all heard the front door slam and Jared sighed, standing from the table.


"Guess I should go get him."

"No." Emily spoke before Sam could. When he looked at her confused, she smiled before speaking again. "He needs some time to cool down. I'd rather he went out and destroyed some trees in the forest then him coming back here and demolishing the livingroom."

We all grinned, picturing the situation. Poor Emily would be stuck cleaning for weeks. At the thought, I laughed lightly before looking to Sam to see what he wanted to do now.


"Well," he said after a moment, his gaze darting around the room to stare at each of us in turn. "I think we should do this tomorrow. Everyone needs some time to cool down, and I'm sure Billy wants to spend some time with Jacob. Sleep in tomorrow, boys. Because tomorrow night, we'll be busy."

We all nodded and stood from the table, hugging Emily before leaving. I ran home with Embry and was just about to walk into my house when he stopped me.

"Jake?"

"Yeah?" I was confused, to say the least. I was nearly falling asleep standing up, and my thoughts were completely jumbled.

"We all missed you, man. Don't do that again."

I grinned. I had missed them too, as much as I would never admit that. "Sorry," I said, looking down. "Geez, Em, you've turned into such a wuss."

He growled lightly and tackled me, successfully putting me in a headlock before running home, still laughing.

I was laughing slightly too, until a yawn interrupted me. Slowly, I trudged into my bedroom and collapsed onto my bed, barely managing to get under the covers before I passed out.