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Renesmee begins to explore her romantic feelings for Jacob. It's the day he's been waiting for. When danger arises for both of them, how far will they go for each other? Renesmee's POV


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14. Back to Reality

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I awoke nestled securely in Jacob’s arms. I smiled against his chest. He stirred a little, but his breathing soon fell back into a steady pattern. As I lie perfectly still in his arms, I began to listen intently to his slightly quick heartbeat. He began to snore softly. I giggled to myself. I wanted to stay like this forever: happy, in Jake’s arms, laughing at his adorable snoring. I was the happiest I’d been in my entire life. I was meant to be right here, with him. I let out a soft sigh, trying to let Jake sleep soundly. He needed the rest. Yesterday had been draining for everyone.

The smile faded from my face with that thought. Now, I desperately wanted to stay here forever. I didn’t want to go face what was going on in the crazy, secret world to which I belonged. My mind started racing. I replayed the events of yesterday, barely noticing Jake stirring in his sleep. I began to worry for Rachel. I hoped she wouldn’t be feeling nearly as hysterical as she had yesterday, but I doubted she would be much better. The anger began to creep into my mind again. I tried to fight it off, but it was persistent. My thoughts were overwhelmed with visions of me getting revenge. Jacob shot up with a gasp.

“Nessie!” He was panting; a horrified look was on his face.

“Jake, I’m right here.” I caressed his shoulder. “It’s ok.”

He let out a long breath he’d been holding. He looked at me with guarded eyes. It stung. He’d never looked at me like that. I pulled my lip between my teeth and looked down. Jake lifted my chin with his index finger, forcing me to look up at him. The look in his eyes had softened. He smiled and leaned in to kiss me. He lips moved softly against mine. I kissed back, just as tenderly as he had. I leaned back, looking up at him.

“What was that all about?” I asked. I could feel my brows furrow. “Did you have a bad dream?”

“Um, yeah.” His eyes shifted a little, betraying him. He closed them and shook his head. “It’s fine now. You’re here, safe and sound.”

I wasn’t convinced. I stared into his eyes, searching for more than he was telling me. His eyes didn’t shift again. He stared right back, his eyes soft again. He smiled at me.

“You look adorable in the morning.” His smile broke wider, showing his teeth. I rolled my eyes and giggled.

“You’re not so bad yourself.” I hit his side softly with a pillow.

“Hey!” He laughed and tackled me, pinning my arms down on the bed. I smiled up at him, pulling my lip between my teeth again.

“Mm, I like this.” My voice was lower, and I was pleased with how sultry it sounded. Jacob raised an eyebrow and flashed a crooked grin before attacking my lips. His kisses were more urgent now. He loosed his grip on my wrists, allowing me to move them if I pleased. I let one hand tangle itself in his shaggy hair. The other began to roam down his bare back. I sighed. I loved the feel of him against me. One of his hands made it’s way from my hip up my side, slowly. He parted my lips with his tongue, and deepened his kiss. His hand was nearing my breasts. Suddenly, the door swung open. We both froze.

“Shit! I’m sorry.” I heard the voice of Seth. I looked up but only saw his back for a split second as the door closed behind him. Jake’s body rocked with laughter above me. I looked up at him with surprised eyes. He thinks this is funny? I thought. I gave him a furious glare. Unfortunately, that only sent him rolling on his back in another fit of laughter. I rolled my eyes, but his infectious laughter was getting to me. I felt a smile cracking on my face. I supposed it was kind of funny, aside from Seth seeing me in nothing but bed sheets. Oh, what the hell? I thought. I let out a few giggles. Jake rolled over to me, stifling a few more laughs.

“Sorry, Ness, but that was hilarious. I can’t even imagine the look he must’ve had on his face.” His eyes were happy and he still had a wide smile across his face.

“It was a little funny.” I said, with a small smirk. I wrapped his blue sheets tightly around my body and slid toward the edge of the bed.

“Where are you going?” Jake’s eyes looked kind of sad. I giggled a little. It made me happy that he wanted to keep me in bed all day, but there was no way I could just continue after the “walk-in.”

“I’m going to get dressed and make breakfast. Why don’t you get a shower? I’ll get one when you get out.” I leaned in and gave him a quick peck on the lips before slipping off the bed.

“You’re leaving? But I thought we could…” He looked at me suggestively.

“Jacob Black, there is no way I’m having sex with you when Seth is in the other room.” I looked in Jacob’s drawer and grabbed a t-shirt and a pair of shorts that were obviously too small for him.

“But-“ He started, defiantly.

“No.” I opened the door and headed for the bathroom, still wrapped in his bed sheets.

When Jacob got out of the shower I already had a pile of pancakes waiting for him.

“Come on, Nessie. I can’t have just one?” Seth was reaching his hand toward the plate. I slapped it away with a spatula. I heard Jake’s deep chuckle, and looked up to greet him with a smile. He beamed at me.

“Morning. I made you breakfast.” I pulled the chair out in front of the plate for him to sit. “I’ve had to guard it with my life though.” I glared at Seth as I spoke. Jacob walked toward me. I could see his eyes raking over me. I could feel my face flush a little at being looked at that way in front of Seth. He walked over to me and pulled me in his arms.

“You look incredible in my shirt.” He whispered against my ear. He leaned back and winked at me. I blushed. I knew Seth heard.

“Um, I’ll just go take a shower.” I felt as if I was stammering over each word, my face growing redder with every second. I walked quickly to the bathroom and turned on the shower. I did not want to hear anything they talked about after I left the room, especially if it involved me.

The hot water of the shower felt wonderful against my skin. I realized I was extremely tired. After a night like that, who wouldn’t be? I had been up half the night with Jacob. But that was a wonderful experience. Everything occurring before that was what was really bothering me. I had seen Paul’s dead body. I had seen Rachel completely lose it. I had felt feelings of anger I couldn’t control. I all but ripped Leah’s throat out. I sighed. Welcome back to the real world, I guess. My vacation away from all the horrible things happening was over. We were about to be hunting vampires. We were all about to put ourselves in danger. I was glad that Jacob and I had spent the night together last night. What if we never got that chance again? What if something happened to one of us while we were hunting for the leeches. My breath caught with that thought. I had to keep a hold on my temper. It was starting to scare me.

When I came out of the bathroom I was glad to see Jacob had finished his breakfast. I was not glad, however, that Leah Clearwater was standing in the doorway.

“What do you want, Leah?” I couldn’t help but still be angry with her after the things she had said to Jake.

“I came to apologize.” Leah looked at the floor. I could tell this was difficult for her. I’d never heard her apologize for anything in her life. I looked at Jacob. He gave me a encouraging smile. Damn it. I thought. If he was going to forgive her, I needed to as well. I let out a sigh.

“It’s all right, Leah.” I gave her a small smile when she looked up at me. There was a small silence before Jacob spoke.

“Ok, then.” He began. “Leah and I are going to talk to Sam. Ness, why don’t you and Seth go to Paul’s and check on Rachel?” I could see the pain in his eyes when he spoke Paul’s name. I felt it too. I felt worse thinking of Rachel. I wasn’t sure I could bear to see her in pieces again. I shook my head at myself. Rachel needed someone right now. We all needed to be strong for her.

“Ok.” I said, glancing over to Seth. He looked terrified. He was worried about her condition too. Seth had never been able to deal well with hysterical girls. I guess I’d have to be strong for the both of us.