The sequel to "TWISTED." Post-Eclipse. Lilly and Jacob set off to stop Lilly's vision from coming true. **I'm so sorry this is taking so long, I'm struggling to get this one written out. Thanks.** BTW: Reviews are nice, Reviews are what makes me want to write more. I could use the motivation, or the criticism if it's not going so well. Thanks.
7. Chapter 7
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The sun was rising as I raced back to the house, licking the deer blood off my lips and feeling very satisfied. I slowed at the front door as I carefully let myself inside. Jacob was still on the couch, snoring softly. I smiled.
Somewhere deep inside me I wished he and I could stay here forever. In this quiet house we could happily forget Bella and the things that I had seen. I knew, despite the affection he had for me, Jacob would never forget Bella and I could never forget what I’d seen played out in her future. The smell hit me suddenly, fear soaked with blood. There was no picture this time, only the smell and the sound. Someone screamed and a girl laughed, high-pitched and evil.
I shook my thoughts clear of the sensations and set about making a list of groceries for the housekeeper. She arrived shortly after the grandfather clock chimed nine. Although she was startled to see someone in the house, she remained composed.
“You must be Miss Beckett,” said with a warm Irish accent. Her smile was broad and made me feel instantly at ease. I returned the smile and a nod. “And who might that be?” she asked pointing at Jacob. “Brought yourself home husband eh?” I laughed then, so hard I could hardly contain it.
“No ma’am,” I replied between giggles. “Jacob’s just here—,” I paused considering the capacity in which Jacob had decided to travel with me. “He’s just a friend of mine.” She continued to smile, although a little less warmly now. I could tell she didn’t want any trouble from us, which was fine since I didn’t intend to give her any.
“We won’t be staying long,” I replied, “but I would like if you could go to the market and get us some groceries please. Just enough for a couple days.” I handed her the list along with some cash. She shot Jacob one more look before hurrying out the door.
She had breakfast made by the time Jacob woke up. He sniffed hungrily as he walked into the kitchen. I had showered and changed my clothes. Today, I went to see Avery. The tough part would be convincing Jacob to stay behind. It wasn’t until after the housekeeper left, I was ready to approach the subject.
“Jacob,” I said softly as he toyed with an old radio he’d found. He made an agreeable noise to indicated he’d heard me, but otherwise said nothing. “I need to go out for a little while, to take care of something. I need you to stay here.”
He dropped the radio and whirled to face me, “No.”
“Jacob, you can’t come with me. The Cullens tolerate you because they want peace. The people I’m dealing with won’t care. They will kill you. And…,” I trailed off. I was unable to think of a reason that would make Jacob value his life. “And I want you alive,” I finished lamely. His face softened as he stared at me. I felt emotion choking me.
“I’ve never had anyone,” I said, surprised at the words that were spilling out. “I need you. Please, you have to stay here.” He looked down, then back at me and nodded. I saw that once again he was all mine.
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