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
9. Deja Vu
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"How is he doing?" Leah peeked her head into the house, darting her eyes around for any sign of vampires.
"Leah, just come in. No one's here but me and Jake." I shook my head at her. She could never get over her instinct to stay clear of vampires. I guess she would just have to get used to it like Jake. Leah and I hadn't been friends too long. She had known me since I was born, but we never talked. We finally bonded at a bon fire in La Push one night. I was going through a short phase of not liking boys. It seemed to me that Leah always hated guys. I guessed it was because of the whole Sam ordeal. Jacob had told me about it, but Leah had never spoken of it. I always felt like it was one of those topics I should stay away from in her presence. I actually just tried to steer clear of speaking Sam's name at all when I was around her. I knew she was tough enough that it wouldn't matter, but I figured I'd give her a break from crazy wolf stuff when she was around me. She looked at me raised eyebrows, as if she were expecting something. "Oh, right. Jake." I shook my head at myself. "He's doing good." Nearly everything has healed. His leg was the worst of it. It might take a couple of days for that to finish healing."
"Good. Seth is annoying the hell out of me. I'm starting to miss Jacob." Leah paused and made a disgusted face. "Ugh. Did I just really admit to missing Jacob?"
I laughed. "What? I always miss Jacob when he's not around. Thankfully, that hasn't been an issue recently." I batted my eyes and smiled. Leah grunted. I loved teasing her. It was so easy. I skipped away toward his room with a plate of food.
"Jesus. I hate imprints." She muttered, following me. We walked through the door to find Jacob trying to struggle out of bed.
"Oh no you don't!" I put his plate of food down and ran to push him back in place on the bed.
"Oh, come one! Nessie, I can't stay in this stupid bed any longer. I haven't been in the woods in over a week." He gazed longingly through my window.
"Hey, don't think when you're healed I'm just going to let you run off in the woods by yourself. That's how you got in this mess in the first place." He rolled his eyes and turned to Leah.
"Do you hear this? This is the kind of talk I've been listening to since I've gotten here. I've gone from Alpha of a pack to a little pup that can't go into the woods on his own." Leah laughed. She always found humor in others misfortune. Jake growled. None of this was funny to him.
"You know it's more for me than for you." I began, grabbing his plate of food again to bring it to him. "I'm just not ready for you to be out there alone yet. Just humor me for a little while." I leaned down and kissed his forehead as I set the plate in his lap.
"Wow. You two should just go ahead and tie the knot. You're absolutely disgusting." Leah said with a disgusted look on her face. "I think I might prefer being out there with Seth."
Jacob and I both rolled our eyes. "I wish you would just imprint and shut the hell up."
Leah scoffed. "Don't count on it. At this point I've accepted the fact that I can't do anything right."
"Leah, don't start. You're self-loathing depresses me." I hated it when she went on like that. She had been such a good friend to me in the past year. I wished the others could see her the way I did. I knew in my heart she would find someone eventually.
"I'm glad you're so worried about me and my depression." She rolled her eyes.
"I am! It depresses me because I keep waiting to find your body with a suicide note next to it or something." She laughed darkly.
"Ha. I wouldn't worry about that. Even if I wanted to commit suicide I don't think I could. The whole healing really fast thing would probably get in the way."
I rolled my eyes and, having enough of her dark humor, changed the subject. "So, has anyone seen any sign of the vampire that attacked Jacob yet?"
"Nope. Disappeared. " Her face crunched up, frustrated. "It's freaking Victoria all over again."
I looked at her confused. No one had ever told me about a Victoria.
"Oh, right. I always forget that you've only been around for four years. Victoria was this vampire that was trying to kill Bella several years ago. She disappeared, but then when we were least expecting it she would just reappear and try to get to Bella again. We would always catch her before she made it, but then she would just run away and disappear for a while again. I really hope this doesn't turn out like that because it was tiring. And I'm definitely in no mood to fight newborns."
Jacob let out a mocking laugh, spitting food everywhere. "And by fight, you mean make stupid decisions and get other members of the pack hurt." Leah just rolled her eyes.
I sat with a confused expression for a few minutes while they glared at each other. I shook my head. "Huh. Whatever." I walked out of the room to make Leah a plate of food. I figured she would want it after watching Jacob eat. I took the leftovers from our dinner last night and stuck them in the microwave. I was standing there watching the timer impatiently when the door burst open. I turned around quickly. Seth stood in the doorway panting.
"Where are Leah and Jake?" He looked absolutely terrified.
"They're in my room." He flew down the hallway to my room as soon as I got the words out of my mouth. I ran after him. I got to the door just as he was telling them what was wrong.
"I heard howling. I thought I'd come and get help before I went, just in case." Jake threw his plate of food down, and before I could protest he was already covered in fur. Leah and Seth phased right after and the three of them ran out the door. I ran out right behind them. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep up but I wanted to know what was going on and it physically hurt me to see Jacob run back into those woods.
Outside the sun was beginning to set. The forest was a beautiful green and the ground was still moist from yesterday's rain. It would have been peaceful if not for the howling. My pace quickened with my fear. It sounded awful. It sounded like something was being killed. My heart nearly stopped with that thought. Everything felt like it had stopped. Everything seemed so quiet. I gasped and skidded to a stop. The howling. The howling had stopped. Maybe they had found him already and killed the vampire... or scared it away again. Fear coursed through me at the thought of a murdering vampire running loose through the same woods I was standing in. I was just a meal waiting to be found. I sprinted forward, not knowing where I was going. That's when it hit me... again. Blood. Oh God. I ran as fast as my legs could take me toward the blood. I was running so fast I ran smack into Jacob before I could register that he was standing there. Our bodies crashed like thunder and we both fell to the ground. When we hit the sand I realized we had run nearly all the way to First Beach. We were in the edge of the woods. Jacob and I had hunted here a few times before. He grabbed me and pulled me aside.
"What are you doing here?" He looked at me with worry in his eyes.
"I couldn't bear watching you run back into these woods. I had to come with you. I couldn't just sit there waiting, not after what happened." My eyes began to burn with tears.
"Nessie, please. You should go back home. I promise I'll come back as soon as I can." He was pushing me in the direction of my house. Something was wrong. There was something he didn't want me to see.
"What's going on, Jake? I smell blood. It's so strong. Did someone get attacked again?" He looked at me nervously. He stared at me, thinking. He finally nodded his head, an action he was clearly reluctant about.
"Who is it? Is he okay? Did you guys catch the-"
"NO!" A cry pierced the air cutting of my words. Jacob and I flew back to the edge of the woods. I gasped.
"Paul! Oh God! Paul, please!" Rachel held Paul's bloody, limp body to her chest as she cried. I couldn't watch this. I couldn't handle this. I fell to the ground and heaved as my stomach emptied itself on the ground.
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