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Warm as Breath

Summary:
Broken, but breathing. Or dead forever in a heaven that abandoned her once and might very well do it again. Jacob/Bella Three Shot. All Dialogue. Read and Review!


Notes:
i wrote this a week ago, but the site was being impossible. so here it is now.


3. Chapter 3

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“Jacob, what is… imprinting?”

“You sound kinda nervous, honey.”

“Don’t change the subject.”

“I’m not. The fact that you’re nervous is leading me to believe you already know.”

“All right, Jacob. I do. I just want to hear what you have to say for yourself.”

“What do you mean?”

“Did you imprint on me?”

“No.”

“That’s what I wanted to know.”

“Bells, where are you going?”

“Edward said he’d be waiting. I think it might be time to let him plead his case. I don’t want to be forty when the right girl catches your eye and poof, my whole damn life goes up in smoke.”

“What are you talking about?”

“You’re bound to imprint, Jake. It’s part of how this pack is so different than the others. Paul, and Jared, and Sam, and Quil? Four out of ten. Emily… when she explained it, she said it was very rare, and it’s starting to look like a rule rather than an exception… and Jake, the ones who’ve imprinted? It’s the ones like you. With blood from the last pack on both sides, or through their fathers. You haven’t got a chance, Jake. We haven’t got a chance.”

“Bella, don’t. Don’t.”

“Don’t what? Don’t leave you before you leave me? Or don’t get my heart broken again? I don’t want all your hard work fixing me to go to waste. Not that you’ll care when it happens.”

“Damn it, Bella, STOP!

“Jake. Calm down. You’re about to phase.”

“I know. But I’m not going to. Because I have enough control. I have enough control to… to quit. Right now, if I need to. If that’s what you want me to do, Bells, I’ll stop phasing this instant so I can never imprint, so that there can never be anyone but you?”

“You’d do that for me?”

“Silly girl. Is there anything I wouldn’t do for you?”

“No… I… I… I guess not.”

“But I want you to listen, Bells. Listen. If I imprint tomorrow, while I’m still curing myself of this whole werewolf thing, while I’m still halfway to human, while I still can… it wouldn’t mean a thing. I will never leave you.”

“You don’t get a choice.”

“I’ve seen it from Sam’s mind, Bells. It’s strong. But it’s not stronger than me… not when I’m fighting for you. I will never let you down. I will stay with you forever, no matter what. I’ll never see anyone but you, Bella, and that’s just the way I like it.”

“You really can be a romantic… when you try.”

“I’m not trying. It’s just the truth, the simple, honest truth. I love you, Isabella Swan, and I would fight off a hundred vampires or a perfect soul mate or my own brothers for you.”

“I would do the same.”

“Yes. You did, didn’t you? You gave up your heaven for me. Edward was like a dream… you love him the way Sam loves Emily. You only love me the way Sam loves Leah… or loved, maybe. Because you picked me over him.”

“Yeah. I did.”

“Life over death. Love over forever. And Bells, if I have to make the choice, you’re what I’ll choose. No matter what it costs me.”

“Jake, will you marry me?”

“What?”

“I… I mean… not… Jesus, that just popped out. I thought I was thinking it, honestly, I’m sorry... I… know that’s supposed to be… I’m supposed to wait for you… to ask me…”

“Bells, honey, get that ridiculous blush off your face. Of course I’ll marry you. Glad you asked. I wouldn’t have had the balls.”

“Love you, Jake.”

“Love you more.”

“Maybe… does it matter?”

“I don’t mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than I love anyone else.”

“I love you more than the world, then.”

“For our forever.”

“No matter what.”