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Catch the Wind

Axelle is seventeen, but her parents still haven't told her their secret. When a new kid shows up at school, Axelle can't help but find him interesting. When all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, Axelle has some big choices to make. Part three to the Twist of Fate series!

Like I have said many times before, I am totally addicted to this story. This story is entirely in Axelle's POV, for those of you that didn't know. I have this one planned out almost all the way... and let me tell ya, there are some HUGE twists :D But that's just how it works with me :)

17. Moving Too Fast

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“Axelle, you're still not going,” sighed Jack, setting a plate full of blueberry waffles on the table between us. He had made breakfast after we woke up. My shirt went missing after he threw is across the room the night before, so I was just sitting at the table in my bra and jeans. Jack was also shirtless. I just hoped to God that his parents didn't walk in. Talk about a lifetime of embarrassment.

“Jack, I am going. You're not going to stop me. Are you forgetting that I have an entire family of super strong vampires?” I asked. “I'm fairly certain that if I wanted to go, they'd make sure I did.”

He sat down and started cutting into a waffle. He looked livid. I had to actively keep my mind on the matter at hand. It wouldn't help the argument if I stopped in the middle of it to leap across the table and have my way with him.

“Promise me you'll always have your cell phone on you, okay? Call me if anything strange happens, anything at all. I'll get there,” he said, looking at his plate.

“Thank you!” I squeaked. I hopped out of my chair and went to sit on his lap. I put my forehead against his. “I'm sorry I made you upset.”

He smiled. “It's okay, beautiful. You could convince me to do anything, I swear,” he laughed, shaking his head. He smelled like blueberries.

I wrapped my arms around his neck and kissed him. His arms reached behind my back. He was just about to unhook my bra when we heard the front door open.

“You owe me twenty bucks,” said Jacob. I gasped and turned around. Julie and Jacob were in the doorway. Jacob was grinning smugly, Julie looked annoyed. She fished out a twenty from her pocket and handed it to Jake.

“Looks like you didn't mess up the house all that much,” said Julie, scanning the room.

Jack laughed. “We were close,” he replied.

I blushed. Jack noticed.

“You wouldn't be too broken up if we left, would you?” asked Jack.

Jake shook his head. “As long as you leave the rest of those waffles you're free to go,” he said, eying the stack on the table.

Jack got up and pulled me to his room by the hand. He closed the door behind him.

“Oh my God, aren't you the tiniest bit embarrassed about your parents walking in?” I asked, rummaging through the clothes on the floor to find my shirt.

He started his search on the other side of the room. “No, not really. We're both adults, it's only to be expected that I'd be in the middle of ravishing you when they walked in,” he replied.

I laughed loudly. “Ravishing me?”

“Found it. And yes, ravishing you,” he said, walking towards me, shirt in hand. He slipped it over my head. “There, feel better when you're all the way clothed?”

“Much,” I answered.

We said bye to Jack's mom, but Jake was too busy shoving waffles in his mouth to say anything.

“Where are we going?” I asked.

Jack smiled and set me on his bike. “It's a surprise.”

“So many surprises lately,” I said. “I just don't know what to do with myself.”

He hopped on the bike. “I know, I know. Close your eyes.”

He started the bike. I buried my head into his back. He was just wearing a t-shirt, but he was still warm. I loved that about him. I loved everything about him. They way he smiled, the way he laughed, the way he looked when he was angry.

"Keep your eyes closed," said Jack as the bike rumbled to a stop a few minutes later. The wind blew the smell of the salty ocean towards us.

"Where are we?" I asked. I felt Jack get off the bike.

"That's part of the secret," he answered.

He slipped his arms around me and helped me off the bike. It's a bit tough to do with your eyes closed. I took a few steps, but after stumbling a few times, I heard Jack sigh. I gasped as he scooped me into his arms.

"What are you doing?" I laughed nervously. The whole secrecy thing was making me a bit anxious.

He chuckled, but didn't answer. It was quiet for a few minutes. Was he trying to take me away so I couldn't go on the trip with Edward? It sounded a little extreme, but he really did not want me to go.

I didn't blame him. Edward had been sort of a crumb lately. Well, a little more than sort of. I'd never seen Jack as mad as he was the night that Edward kissed me. He was so close to phasing right in front of me. It was the only time I'd ever been scared of him.

Jack set me on the uneven ground. He snaked his arms around my waist and rested them on my stomach. He put his chin on my shoulder. "Open," he whispered.

I opened my eyes and couldn't help but sigh. It was First Beach, the place we had our first kiss. It seemed like an eternity ago.

"I love you,” whispered Jack.

I twisted around in his embrace and wound my arms around his neck. "Mr. Black, I don't think I've ever been this happy."

"Ms. Hale, I think I feel the same way," replied Jack, grinning. His smile quickly faded. He pulled away from me and started pacing.

I stayed quiet. I knew he would talk about what he was thinking when he was ready. I just wasn't expecting all the happy to end so quickly.

"I don't want you to feel like we're moving to fast," he said, running his hand through his hair. "I mean, in all truth, we've only known each other for about two months."

"And?" I asked.

"It scares me that I can care so much about one person so quickly. I didn't know that I was capable of all this." He gestured between the two of us. "I just want to know if you think we're moving too fast, that's all."

I laughed. "That's what you're all worried about? Of course I don't think we're moving too fast. According to your whole werewolf side, we're meant for each other. I'm fairly certain that there's no moving too fast when that's the case."

He sighed happily and fumbled for something in his pocket. "I am so glad you said that," he murmured.

He pulled something out of the front pocket of his jeans... a little black box.

"Axelle," he started, his voice shaking a little bit. He got down on one knee.

My hands began to quiver. My heart beat unsteadily in my chest. My mind shut down.

He took a deep breath. "I love you so much. I don't know what I would do without you. I would do anything for you. I'd get along with your crazy uncle, punch my kidnapper of a step dad. Hell, if I could, I'd catch the wind for you. You are my life. Axelle Hale, will you marry me?" He opened the box. A diamond ring was perched inside.

I couldn't speak. Tears sprung to my eyes. Jack wanted to marry me. "Yes," I managed to whisper. I held out my hand and he slipped the ring onto it. It was a perfect fit. I held my arm out and examined the ring. I'd have to get used to seeing it there.

He smiled the biggest, most attractive smile I'd ever seen on his face. He scooped me into his arms and spun me around, splattering the unshed tears onto my cheeks. When he set me down, he kissed each of them off.

"I'm getting married," I said slowly. I smiled. "I'm excited."

"Me too." His smile once again melted off his face. "Although... I'm not certain about what your family will think about this."

"Oh... uh-oh. When should we tell them?" I asked.

The wind started to blow a bit harder. I shivered.

He lifted me into his arms, instantly becoming my own person heater, and started to lope back to the bike. "How about right now?"

I shrugged. Poor Jack didn't know what he was getting into.