Coming Back to You
Edward isn't able to stay away. He comes back after 6 1/2 months, before Bella jumped. But, when he comes into Bella's room in the night, someone else is already there! CHAPTER EIGHT - LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!!CHAPTER NINE - EPILOGUE
I was always a little bugged that Bella had to go clear to Italy to get Edward to come back to her. I really wanted him to come in her window one night after she laid there crying herself to sleep. Anyway, this is sort of what I thought could happen.
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I blinked my eyes. I didn't understand what the heck was going on. I had been laying on my bed waiting for Edward, when all of the sudden, Jake was in my room. He didn't have a shirt on. His skin was shiny from running and he was breathing hard. He had a desperate look on his face and he was shaking. Before I had time to react, he had me over his shoulder. He jumped out the window and ran towards the forest. He was running very fast. Suddenly, he turned sharply and came out at the road. His car was there, and he threw me in and went tearing off onto the highway.
He was driving fast and recklessly. I sat up to look out the window and saw we were heading towards La Push.
"Uh, Jake. . . what are you doing? If you wanted me to come out for a visit all you had to do was call." In tense situations, humor always worked best on Jake.
There was silence from the front seat.
I maneuvered my way to the front and sat down beside him. I put my hand on his arm. He was burning hot. He was still shaking.
"Jake, what's the matter?"
He gave a sideways glance and said, "Did you know Cullen was coming back?"
"I had absolutely no idea, Jake."
He was silent again.
I glanced at my watch. It was 9:45. Edward would be at my house in 15 minutes. Warmth flowed through me. It felt so good to say that Edward would be at my house. The day had been a dream that just yesterday I had dared not even let myself imagine. It had only been a few hours since I saw him, but I was so anxious to be in his arms again. Which made the present situation all the more troubling.
"Jake, this is ridiculous, what is going on?" I said.
He sighed and said, "You and I need to have a talk."
Crap. I did not want to hurt Jake. I knew his feelings for me were much different than mine for him. I did love him, as my best friend. He had brought me through a terrible time. I wouldn't have made it without him.
I don't think he wanted my appreciation. He wanted me. I didn't want him to think I was using him. I loved all the time we spent together, but I should have stopped it when I knew he was developing feelings, and I didn't. I needed him too much.
This was going to take longer than 15 minutes.
I was getting angry. "Jake, you can't just drag me out of my room like that and then not tell me where you're taking me?"
No matter how hard I tried, I could not get him to talk to me. We pulled in front of Sam and Emily's house. I got out and he was immediately at my side. Like I would try to run from a werewolf. He took my hand like he always had and held on tight.
"Let's go over there and talk, he said."
He pointed to a group of trees at the side of the house. I didn't understand why he couldn't have this talk with me at my house.
He sat me on a log and then he stood right in front of me.
"Bella, you know how I feel about you, but in case you are unsure," he paused and took a big breath, "Bella, I love you."
I didn't want him to do this. "Jake I. . ."
"No Bella, let me finish." He put his hand up to stop me.
He stared right into my eyes with so much earnestness. "Cullen has hurt you so much." He got tears in his eyes and was shaking his head. "Bella, I would never hurt you." He took a breath to calm his emotions.
"I don't know why Cullen is here, but I swear to you I am not going to stand by and watch him take away the fire in you again. You are so amazing. I am going to fight for you." He took my hand, "Bella, I want you to be my girlfriend."
This was breaking my heart. I couldn't let him go on like this. He meant so much to me. I didn't want to hurt him, not for anything. Why couldn't he just love me as a friend?
When I didn't respond right away, he stood up straight and sighed, but he wouldn't let go of my hand.
"Bella, I know you are confused right now, but just think of all he has put you through!" He got down on his knees right in front of me and whispered, "Just give me a chance. We are so good together." He kissed my hand, and looked up at me and grinned, "I make you happy, the only time you ever smile anymore is when you are with me."
I can't imagine any girl would be able to resist this. He was so good and kind. If I were any other girl, but I wasn't.
I held on tight to his hand and slowly looked up into his face.
"Jake, everything you just said is true, we are great together and you do make me happy, but. . . ."
Jake sighed and dropped his head.
"Edward came back last night. We talked everything out and we are back together."
Jake dropped my hand and backed up, "You can't be serious Bella!"
He wandered around with his hands tangled in his hair. He walked back over to me and hissed, "He is a vampire, a damn bloodsucker!"
I stood up and hissed back, "Well, you are a werewolf!"
He was getting angry now, "There is a huge difference between the two of us Bella, I don't suck human blood, I don't feed off humans!"
"Neither does Edward," I snapped back.
He was starting to shake again. "I don't believe that for a second! This whole thing about them being peaceful vampires is a lie! Can you honestly tell me he has never fed off a human? Can you stand there and honestly tell me that he doesn't thirst for your blood?"
I paused just long enough for him to know that he had hit the truth.
He growled and took me by the shoulders, "Bella, please, please, I love you. Please don't tell me you are really with Edward now. There has got to be a chance for me. Someday you will regret being with him. He will hurt you. Bella, someday he will either kill you or make you a bloodsucker just like him!"
I looked into his eyes. I searched for understanding, knowing I would find none.
I started to say something when Jake put his finger to his mouth and said, "Shhh." Then he put his hands on both sides of my face and kissed me. His kiss started out slow and soft, but he quickly became hard and insistent. He grabbed the back of my head to bring me closer to him. That's when I pulled away. He was breathing hard and I could see that he was not ready for the kiss to end. I had to end this. His warm lips held nothing for me.
"Jake," I whispered, "The reason Edward left is because he was afraid he would hurt me." I swallowed hard. "Jake, I want him to change me. I wanted it before he left. I want to be a vampire."
Jake jumped back from me like he had been shot. Ripples were charging up his arms. He was shaking his head at me refusing to believe what I had just said. "No!" he screamed. He came at me, and I was afraid for my safety. He grabbed me roughly by the arm and started pulling me to the house. I was tripping because of his fast pace but he didn't seem to notice. He was choking with sobs and shaking. When we got to the door, he yanked me inside and I fell to the floor.
I looked up and saw Sam, Paul, and Embry all staring down at me. Jake was trying to speak but his voice kept breaking. Finally he looked at Sam and choked out, "You were right, you were right." He leaned against a wall and bent over with his head in his hands. "I didn't want to believe you."
He knelt down in front of me. There was so much anguish in his face. He laid his hand on my cheek and he closed his eyes. When he opened them again, he swallowed hard and said, "Good-bye Bella." He stood up and stumbled down the hallway to a bedroom.
"Jake," I called out meekly.
As I watched the door close, I turned my head slowly and looked up at three very angry faces glaring down at me.
This could be bad, I thought. I backed up against the door and said, "You do remember my dad is the Chief of Police, you can't just keep me here."
Sam bent down and stared right into my face. He met me with a hot, melting stare. "You will leave Charlie out of this, or we will tell him that Cullen is a vampire."
I sucked in air and my eyes went wide. No. . . anything but that.
Sam lifted up an eyebrow and his mouth went into a proud grin. He knew he had hit the mark.
Very calmly he said, "A lot of unnecessary heartbreak can be avoided tonight if you make an oath that you will never see your bloodsucking boyfriend again, and that you denounce your intentions to become one of them."
I shook my head and choked out, "No."
Paul made a sound to show how disgusted he was and folded his arms and turned away.
Sam's eyes were still melting into me when he said, "You might as well get comfortable Bella, it looks like you're going to be here with us for quite some time."