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My Dream Is You

Summary:
Bella is about to jump off the cliff, but someone stops her... someone she thought had forgotten her a long time ago. “Bella,” growled a voice. It wasn't the voice in my head, not at all. My head whipped around. I was startled to see that someone had been watching me.


Notes:
Okay, so I deleted my other story. I'll put it back up later. I have to figure it out. I'm pretty sure I know where I'm going with this one though, so here ya are.


8. Lecture

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Edward and I picked my mom and Phil up at the airport on Saturday morning. My mom got off the plane weeping, of course.

“Bella, I missed you so much!” she exclaimed. She hugged me tightly.

“Missed you too, Mom,” I replied into her shoulder. It looked like Phil was taking care of her okay.

Edward took their bags and loaded them into the Volvo. The drive from the Port Angeles airport to Forks was a quick one. My mom and Phil were going to stay at a hotel. There were no beds at the Cullen's house, so they couldn't stay there, and my mom and Charlie weren't on good enough terms to stay in the same house together. Sure, they'd talk to each other, mostly about me, but they wouldn't sleep in the same place. Charlie would do it in a heartbeat, but my mom wouldn't. He had never quite gotten over my mom.

When we got to the hotel, Forks' only one, Edward told me he had to go home to work on some wedding plans with Carlisle. Carlisle was Edward's best man. Emmett and Jasper were his groomsmen, of course. I told him I'd be okay with Renee and Phil for however long he wanted to be gone.

After he left, I helped my mom unpack. We talked about the wedding, about Edward, about Charlie, about everything. Well, almost everything.

“So, how are things with you and Jacob?” she asked. I had been avoiding the topic of Jacob ever since we started talking.

I gulped. I hadn't talked to Jacob for weeks... not since Edward got home. He was angry at me, I knew that much.

“Well...” I grinned. I suddenly had an idea. I hoped that Alice was too focused on the wedding to see what I had just thought up. “Would you like to meet him?”

“Oh, that'd be fun! I know Billy, but we left before Jacob was born,” she exclaimed. “Phil, can you stay here for a little bit. I'm going to meet Jacob!”

“Sure thing, babe!” He smiled.

“I need to borrow your phone,” I said.

Ten minutes later, my mom and I were climbing into the Rabbit. The second the doors were closed, Jacob punched it down the street. Once he was in La Push, we were in the clear, but until then we hada to watch for any of the Cullens.

“Jake, Mom. Mom, Jake,” I said, introducing the both of them.

When we got to his house, my mom started talking to Billy. Despite the hard feelings between Charlie and Renee, my mom and Billy got along great. I was glad. It gave Jacob and I more time to talk.

He pulled me into his room and onto his bed. “Bella, I've missed you so much,” he sighed.

His words sent a shock of pain through me. I had made him upset. He must have been sad for weeks. “You could have called,” I suggested. It would have been nice to hear from him.

He threw his arm around me. I put my head against his shoulder.

“I did. Charlie said you moved,” he said. I noticed his hand begin to tremble.

“I had to,” I murmured. “He wouldn't let me see Edward.”

“Bella?” asked Jacob.

“Hmm?”

“Why is your mom in town?” He was struggling to keep his voice under control.

I took a deep breath. I didn't know how to tell him that I was getting married. It was silent for a few minutes.

“Just tell me,” sighed Jake.

“I'm getting married."

“That doesn't surprise me,” said Jake. His whole arm began to tremble. “I figured it had to be something like that. That damn bloodsucker got to you just before I was going to make my move!”

“I'm sorry,” I whispered. It was quiet again. His arm stopped shaking.

He cheered up. It was so easy to tell he was being fake. “Hey, as long as you are still breathing, I'll always be your best friend,” he smiled.

I smiled back halfheartedly. What I wanted more than anything on the planet was to stop breathing, but Jake didn't have to know that.

“What's he going to do when you get back?” he asked.

I shrugged. “Give me quite the lecture, I bet.”

“I'd never lecture you.” He smiled.

“I know. How long have we been away from the hotel?”

“About thirty minutes. Enough time for him to be getting pretty antsy, eh?”

“Give it ten more minutes and he'll cross the border.”

Before Jacob could respond, my mom called me from the living room. “Bella, Phil just called. Edward is back at the hotel. He needs to go over some wedding plans with you!”

I sighed. “Time to go. If you drive us back to the hotel you won't have to worry about Edward trying to hurt you or anything. My mom is with us, and she obviously doesn't know anything, so he'd keep himself in check.”

Jake held my hand on the car ride home. When he pulled up to the hotel, I told my mom I'd meet her inside.

“I'll miss you,” said Jake after my mom exited the car. I looked out the windshield and saw Edward pacing in front of his car.

“You and the guys can come to the wedding if you promise to behave,” I said. He kissed me on the hand before I got out.

As soon as I closed the door Edward was at my side. I hoped nobody happened to be looking out their window to see him magically appear at my side in less than a second.

“Bella Swan, you are in so much trouble,” he murmured into my ear. He took my hand and led me to my mom's room. We said bye and were in Edward's car within minutes.

He was strangely quiet as we drove home. About halfway there, he exploded.

“What the hell kind of stunt was that?! I was so close to crossing the border, Bella. So close! When Alice saw what you were doing, it was too late to stop you. Do you know how hard it was to refrain from tearing that child apart when he dropped you off?” ranted Edward. He threw his hands in the air. It was too much for me.

“Look, I'm sorry! I missed him, Edward! You can't expect me to sever all ties with him! If it weren't for Jacob, I probably would have been jumping off that cliff to commit suicide! Do you know how hard it was to keep from killing myself? Do you?!” I yelled.

Edward was silent. It was terrible of me to bring up the time he was gone, but I couldn't help it.

“I am so sorry, Bella,” said Edward. His voice was an inch from cracking, something I'd never heard it do before. “It was unforgivable of me to leave you. I owe Jacob Black my life for keeping you safe. You can see him whenever you please from now on. Just let me drive you to the border... and please carry a cell phone.”

I nodded. It seemed fair.

“Edward?” I asked.

“Yes, love?” He took my hand.

“I love you,” I sighed. I hated to fight with him.

“I love you too,” he said.

“Edward?” I asked again.

“Yes?”

“I... invited the pack to the wedding,” I whispered.

He closed his eyes. The car didn't even swerve as he zoomed down the road. When he opened them, there was something behind them... something behind the calm facade. “Alright, love. It's your wedding too. You can do whatever you want. I won't stop you.”

I smiled. Edward was a much kinder person than I deserved.