As if it wasn't enough that Jacob and Edward were fighting for Bella's love, she gets a third wheel. And to make things worse, she comes close to dying when she gets a visitor.
I'm sorry if you guys don't like Jacob, or even the thought of Bella and Jacob together. I know how you feel. But I just had to do at least one story with him in it.
1. Chapter 1
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Black Sun"Please Edward, it’s just one day. I promise nothing will happen to me." Jacob asked me if I would hang out with him for a day down in La Push tomorrow, and I was trying to convince Edward to let me go. But of course the only answer I was getting out of him for almost half an hour was no.
"Bella, you are not going down to La Push and that’s final." Edward hadn’t gone hunting yet and when he stared into my eyes, his answer was taken more seriously. His charcoal black eyes were terrifying when ever we fought.
I plopped down on my bed with my arms crossed. I felt like a little five year old. "Don’t you trust me? Or are you worried Jacob will steal my heart away while I’m with him?" That last comment did it. Edward was taking me seriously now.
"Bella, I’ve told you before, I do trust you. It’s just that I’m worried he’ll be careless and rip off your arm when he gets to close and changes. I’m just worried about your safety."
I got up from my bed and went to go wrap my arms around Edward. "I know you are, but if you really trust me, then you’ll let me go down to La Push tomorrow." Edward wrapped his arms around my waist as he stared into my eyes and thought about what I said.
"Okay. I’ll let you go spend a day with Jacob. I need to go hunt anyway." He smiled his crooked smile then kissed me.
"Don’t you usually need to hunt more than one day?"
"I can hunt quickly. I’ll be done within two hours."
"But what will you do the rest of the day? Wont you get bored?"
"I can always hang out with Emmet. He’s been wanting to wrestle me for a while."
Later that night, Edward was cradling me in his arms while we talked about Jacob.
"I know you don’t like him, but, why can’t you two just be friends? I know there’s this whole vampire werewolf war, but it’s different with you two."
"What do you mean?" The smile that was on his face was gone. Replaced by his emotionless face.
"Calm down Edward. I mean, when ever the two of you are near each other, there’s this tense atmosphere that always makes me a little uncomfortable. Then you two start fighting over me. Making me choose. I don’t like it."
Edward put his hand on my cheek. "Bella, I’m sorry if you feel that way. It just can’t be helped. But what do you mean by making you choose? Are you getting second thoughts on being with me?"
"What? No, Edward, I’m happy being with you. I love Jacob, but not the same way I love you. I’m just saying that I don’t like it when you guys tell me I’m making a mistake and that I’m not listening to my heart."
"Bella, I’m sorry. I promise. I’ll try not to do that again." He gave me a kiss before he started to hum my lullaby. Before I was out cold the last thought I had was about Jacob. I guess I was really looking forward to spending an entire day with him.
When I woke up, I looked at the light shining through my window. It was a dim grey. I looked around my room for Edward and found him sitting in the rocking chair watching me with intense eyes.
"Good morning Edward! What time is it?" I looked over at my clock but Edward was to fast and told me before I could read the clock.
"It’s seven in the morning." His tone was annoyed and tense.
"What’s the matter? You seem upset. . . . Oh, no! What did I say in my sleep this time?"
" Well, you said my name like usual but then you started to talk about Jacob. You started to talk about walking along the beach with him and what it felt like when you kissed him." Me and my stupid thoughts.
"Edward, I’m so sorry. It’s just that the last thing I thought about before I fell asleep was how excited I was to be spending a day with Jacob. I sorry you had to hear that. It must have been hard for you."
"It was, but I trusted you enough to know that you didn’t mean it and that you would be sorry. Don’t worry about it. I trust you. But it felt good to hear you say that it was nothing. Here." Edward got up from the chair and walked over to give me a cell phone. "Call me when you’re ready to come back." I took the phone and put it on my dresser. I got out of bed so I could get ready to go down to La Push.
Edward played with my hair while I ate my breakfast. He seemed to do that when ever he was bored or in a good mood. When I was done with my breakfast I cleaned up and called Jacob.
"Hey Bella, I was just about to call you. Are you ready? I can meet you at the boarder if you’re ready."
"Great! See you later, bye!" Edward was right next to me when I was done talking to Jacob.
"Are you ready to go?" Edward said with sad eyes.
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When we got to the boarder, Jacob was already there waiting. He was leaning against the side of his Rabbit. Edward turned to kiss me when we stopped. This kiss was different then the others we shared before. Like he was worried this would be the last time we would see each other.
"Be safe." He got out of the car and opened my door and unbuckled my seatbelt before he scooped me out. I gave him one more kiss before I left.
"Catch a mountain lion for me! Bye!" When I reached Jacob, he gave me a huge bear hug. I could barley breathe.
"Hey... Jake.... Can’t ... breathe." He let go of me after another second.
"Sorry. I’m just so happy to see you. Well, get in." When I got into his car he started to talk about Seth and how he finally imprinted on somebody. He sounded kind of upset when he was talking about him.
"Yeah. Seth imprinted a couple of weeks ago. Sometime when you visited us. At first he wasn’t really sure what happened to him, but when ever he changed, the only thing we could hear and see from him was the girl. When he finally asked us, we told him he imprinted. You should have seen the look on his face. He saw so embarrassed."
"Are you hiding something from me?"
"Well, you’re not telling me who he imprinted on." As soon as I said that, Jacob looked nervous. He was quiet the entire time until we got to his house. Why couldn’t he just tell me?
"Come on Jake, can’t you just give me hints?" He turned to me with a look that was surprising. It looked like he was really mad but sad at the same time.
"This is really hard to say, but, he imprinted . . . on."
With a slight edge of annoyance I said,"Jake just tell me!"
"Okay, fine. He imprinted on you."
"Now do you see why it was so hard for me to say? My best friend imprinted on a girl I love. He’s been thinking about you non stop all day. It’s been driving me crazy, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was inside my house right now." I got out of the car and Jacob followed me into his house. He was right, Seth was talking to Billy when we got inside.
When Seth saw me, he blushed and started to stare at his hands as they fiddled around. Billy looked over to Jacob with sad eyes. He knew Seth was acting this way because I was around.
Jacob and I started to talk under hushed tones. "You see what I mean?"
"Yeah, I do. I know Seth is quiet and shy, but he wasn’t like this when I came here a couple of weeks ago. He’s acting so weird."
"Maybe you should talk to him." Yeah, that’s a good idea! Tell him I’m in love with a vampire and he turns into a werewolf and rips my arm off! Or worse, he turns into one of those love sick puppy dogs, and starts calling and begging me to take him every half second. Yeah, great idea Jake.
"I don’t know, Jake. What if he doesn’t do well with rejections? This is a lot harder since he supposedly imprinted on me."
"I know. But you have to at least try it." Fine, but I wont like it. I walked over to Seth. He looked up at me with big innocent eyes. He looked just like a puppy.
"Uh, Seth, can I talk to for sec?"
"Sure!" He was really excited to hear me say those words. He took my hand and dragged me towards the door.
"So, what is it you wanted to talk about?"
"Um, I was thinking we could talk about it outside. Is that okay with you?"
"Yeah." He reached for my hand again.
"Uh, I’ll meet you outside. I need to do something first." I walked to Jacob after Seth was out the door.
"Jacob, I want you to have your ear on the door and ease drop on us. I have a feeling something is going to go wrong so be prepare." I walked outside and found Seth beside the door.
"Hey, so, what did you want to talk about?" I could tell he was nervous when he said that.
"Well, I was-."
"I imprinted on you! You’re all I think about!" He reached to kiss me when Jacob opened the door. Saved by Jacob.
"So, you guys done talking!" He looked over to me and winked.
"I think Seth is, but I’m not."
"What do you me Seth is?"
"Well, he told me he imprinted on me and then leaned in to kiss me." Jacob was mad and was trembling all over the place. He looked over at Seth with a look that I’d never seen before. It was so mad. It reminded me of a bull ready to charge.
"You did WHAT!"
"Jacob, calm down please!" It didn’t work. The trembling got worse and Seth looked the same way. I remembered what Edward said about my arms getting torn off when they got to close. But I had a feeling my entire body would be torn to shreds since I was in the middle of two anger werewolves. I ran inside the house before anything happened to me.
Three hours passed until Seth and Jacob came back. During those three hours I had an uncomfortable talk with Billy about vampires. But it helped that he made tea.
Seth walked over to me and took my hand to take me outside.
"So what were you going to say before we were interrupted?" He looked kind of mad for the first time. But he still had a smile on his face.
"Well, I was going to say that I knew you imprinted on me."
Seth turned his head and whispered something. "Jacob, you ruin everything." he turned back to me with a smile. "So, since you know, how are you going to tell the other two?"
"Come on. I know you’ve heard what happens when one of us imprints. I also know that Jacob likes you and that you’re boyfriend is Edward Cullen. So how are you going to tell them?"
"What do those two have to do with this?"
"Well, aren’t you going to tell them you’re going to go out with me?"
"No! Seth, does the word boyfriend, mean anything to you?"
"So you’re saying you’re not very good with commitment?"
"No! Jacob! Help me please!" Jacob ran out the door as soon as he heard me.
"What? Did he hurt you?"
"I would never hurt her!"
"Guys, stop fighting!" I should have listened to Edward. "No. Seth didn’t hurt me. But I need you’re help. Seth’s not getting the fact that I don’t like him that way, and that I don’t want to go out with him."
"What why? I thought that-." Jacob shook his head as he put his hand on Seth’s shoulder.
"Seth, she really likes the leach. Believe me."
"I think I should go. I think Edward is done with his errands by now."
"Nice way of putting it Bella." Jacob always got sarcastic when I tried to think of different ways of saying hunting.
"Sure, no problem. But don’t go. You just got here. I was really looking forward to spending the day with you."
"I know, but I don’t think it’s a good idea if I stay."
"No. Jacob’s right. You don’t have to go."
"Uh, but-." Seth gave me a hug and whisper something in my ear
"I’m not going to give up." He let me go and ran off somewhere into the woods.
Jacob gave me a hug as we both stared into the woods. A couple of minutes after Seth ran off into the woods, we heard a loud scream come from the woods.
"Ugh, Seth, you idiot!"
"There’s something in woods that’s been attacking people for no reason, and we don’t know it is. He probably ran into it in there. Come on, we don’t have much time left!" He scooped me up and ran into the woods.
It wasn’t to far into the woods when we found Seth lying on the ground covered with blood. What ever attacked him didn’t kill him. Jacob put me down and ran to check Seth.
"Seth, are you alright?"
"I will be." Seth and Jacob looked around to see if the attacker was still near. When Seth looked my way he looked so shocked.
"Bella? Are you okay? You look pale. Are you sick?"
"Don’t mind her. She gets that way when ever she’s around blood. I’d better take her back."
"No. I’m, . . fine."
"Bella. Don’t try to be brave. You look awful. I’m taking you back." He got up from and walked over to me.
"But what about Seth? You can’t just leave hie hear, what if the thing comes back?"
"Don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine. See?" He struggled to get up half way and when he got up he fell right back to the forest floor.
"Seth, you can even get up." Jacob went back to Seth. "I can’t just leave you here."
" I can just walk back myself."
"No!" Seth and Jacob both said this at the same time.
"I’ll be fine you two."
"Bella, you can’t walk back yourself. That thing’s still out there. It’s to dangerous for you."
"Jake, I’ll be fine. I’ll see you at the house." I started to walking when Jacob took my hand and stopped me.
"Bella, you can’t walk alone"
"Jake. I promise. I’ll be fine. I avoid death all the time."
"Fine. We’ll be right behind you." He let me go and I started walking. It wasn’t long before I started to get the feeling something was following me. I turned around to see if it was just Jacob and Seth, but they weren’t there. I started to get nervous and walked faster. I started to hear something in the trees to my left then to my right. I couldn’t make out what it was. It was to fast.
I started to the house when I saw something standing in the middle of the path. It was coming towards me and fast. In just a couple of seconds, the figure was right in front of me. And it was Victoria.
She had her hands around my neck and I started freaking out. I could barely breath.
"I’ve been watching you."
"Wh . . what?. . . What do you want?" Before she could say anything she was interrupted by what looked like Jacob. He and Victoria fought while Seth tried to make it to me. I ran to help Seth walk.
"Ugh, Bella? We need to make a fire for Jake."
"I have a lighter in my pocket. Just gather some wood." I laid Seth on the ground and got some twigs.
"Okay, hand me the lighter."
"Here." I took the lighter and made a fire. Jacob came a couple of minutes later with parts of Victoria and threw them into the fire.
"Seth, lye down, you’re still hurt."
"Don’t worry about me. I can heal fast. I feel much better now." He sat up and put his hand on my cheek. "Are you alright? She didn’t hurt you did she?"
"I’m fine. If Jake didn’t come, I think I’d be dead. She didn’t hurt me. . . . Too much anyway."
"Where did she hurt you?"
"She had her hands around my neck and I think it’s bruised now." He lifted my chin and turned my neck side to side.
"You’re right. There are two marks in the front and eight in the back."
"Hey guys I’m done throwing her body into the fire. Bella, are you alright?"
"She has some bruises around her neck, but she says she’s fine."
"What? Let me see."
"Jake, I’m fine!"
"No you’re not! You’re hurt. This is why I didn’t want you to go by yourself. You could have been killed if I didn’t save you."
"You’re right. I’m sorry."
"It’s okay. Come on we’d better clean up Seth and get you some ice." When we got to Jacobs house, Seth took a shower and I iced down my neck.
"So what are you going to tell him?"
"Tell who what?"
"What are you going to tell the blood sucker when he sees those marks?"
"Oh. I don’t know. I guess I’ll just tell him the truth."
"Yeah. I guess that’s the best thing to do. Besides, there really isn’t any excuse you could use for those marks."
"Yeah.. . . Hmm. I think I should go home now."
"What, why? It’s only twelve in the afternoon."
"I know, but what can we really do? My neck is killing me and we can’t really do anything with Seth since you wanted it just to us for the day."
"Seth doesn’t have to go anymore, and you can rest your neck on me where we’re going."
"Where do you want me to go?"
"To a bonfire for a while. Everybody is going to be there. So, what do you say?"
"A bonfire sounds nice, but, I think I should go home. We can always do this another time."
"Sure. Another time."
When we got to the boarder Edward was there waiting in his silver Volvo.
"Are you sure you don’t want to stay a little longer?"
"Yeah. I’m sure. Call when ever you want to meet up again." When I got to Edwards’ car, Edward got a serious look on his face.
"Bella, what is that on your neck?"
"Uh, nothing. I’ll tell you later. But right now, I need to see Carlisle." When we got to his house, Edward took me straight to Carlisle.
"Bella, nice to see you again."
"Hi Carlisle. Um, could I have you look at something for me? Please?"
"Of course. What happened?" He looked at Edward as he said this.
"I don’t know. She wouldn’t tell me. But I think it has something to do with her neck." He moved my hair out of the way so he and Carlisle could get a better look at it.
"Hmm, Bella, does it hurt when I touch it?" Carlisle’s soothing voice helped calm me down.
"Bella, did Jacob do this to you?"
"No. Someone else did."
"Carlisle?" Both Edward and I were both surprised. How could he have known someone else did this to me? "How did you know?"
"Well, if Jacob did this to her, she would be dead by now. So no one who is a werewolf could have done this to her. So, Bella, who did do this to you?"
"What! What else did she do to you?"
"Edward, calm down. Jacob attacked her before she could do anything to me."
"Well, by the looks of it, you most likely iced your neck, so there’s nothing else I can do for you."
"Thank you Carlisle." I was so glad I didn’t need anything on my neck
. Edward picked me up and took me to his room. He set me down on top of his bed and put his hands on both my cheeks.
"Bella, what exactly happened while you were with Jacob?"
"Well, I found out Seth imprinted on me, Jacob and Seth got into a fight that lasted three hours, and when they got back, I told Seth I didn’t like him like that. Then he ran off into the woods, and he screamed. When we got to him, he was still alive, but he was covered in blood. So I convinced Jacob to let me walk back to the house, and then I started to hear something in the trees. Then I saw something standing at the end of the path. And then it ran towards me and when it was in front of me, I realized it was Victoria. Then she put her hands around my throat and said she was watching me. Then Jacob attacked her as a werewolf, and then I made a fire with the help of Seth and Jacob threw her torn body in the fire. Then we went back to Jacobs’ house where I got ice for my neck and Seth took a shower."
"Victoria did this to you?"
"Yeah. But I’m fine now, don’t worry."
"I wish I could have been there to kill her myself."
"Edward. I’m in one piece and that’s all that matters."
"You’re right. I’m sorry." I put my hand on his cheek and gave him a kiss.
"It’s okay." He leaned in to kiss me one more time.