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The Proposal

Special day for Jacob and Nessie.


1. Waking Up

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Chapter 1: Waking Up

He was kissing me, in a way so tender and passionate, that I melted. I love him so much, to let go was no a possibility. Then, just when I was completely dazzled, when I reached the point where I felt like I could no longer breathe, he floated away from me and dissolved. Panic ensued; tears started trickling down my cheeks.

“Jacob!” I gasped and opened my eyes. As I took in my surroundings, I saw that I was in my bedroom. “Bad dream.” I muttered to myself.

With a sigh I got up from bed and threw on some clothes. I wondered silently if Jacob would go hunting with me today. It was a silly thing to wonder about, of course he would, he never wanted to be apart from me, just as I never wanted to be apart from him.

I walked in front of my full length mirror and took in my appearance. I looked like a full grown woman but in all reality I was born just 15 years ago. My hair was a coppery tone, just like my dad’s. Every strand was a perfect curl and fell in elegant streams just past my shoulders; I didn’t want my hair any longer because it always interfered with the hunt. My eyes, brown and wide like my mom’s and Grandpa Charlie’s, looked like I just woke up.

I sighed again and left my room. I walked down the hall then stopped by my grandpa Carlisle’s office.

“Thank you Edward, it really means a lot to me.” That was Jacob’s unmistakable voice, I smiled as I heard it, it was so smooth and deep. Not the velvety ringing of Bell’s like my family, more like a bass, or a guitar.

“It’s really not a problem Jacob, I know you’ve been thinking about this for a long time, no matter how hard you tried to keep it from me.” My dad and Jacob laughed. I wondered what they were talking about; I knocked on the door very quietly, though I knew they probably knew I was outside the door, what with my dad’s mind reading ability, and both of their sensitive nose and ears.

“Come in.” I heard my dad call. I opened the door slowly and peeked my head inside. There was my dad sitting at my grandpa’s ancient desk and Jacob was sitting across from him. As I caught his eye he smiled at me, like he hasn’t seen me everyday for the past 15 years. Jacob still looked the same as he did 15 years ago.

“Nessie.” He said with pure joy as he got up and hugged me. I hugged him back breathing in deep taking in his scent. He always smelled of the woods and river water, I smiled at the smell and pulled away. He smiled and gave me a kiss on the cheek.

I turned and looked at my dad. “Good morning dad.” I said still smiling.

“Good morning Ness.” He replied, his eyes shining like he knew something I didn’t. But of course he knew something I didn’t, he always did.

“So what are you guys talking about in here?” I asked looking at them both. Jacob had taken a sudden interest in my fingers and started playing with them; I looked back at my dad, giving him a quizzical look.

“Oh nothing really, Jacob just wanted my opinion on which animal was healthiest for wolves.” He said with an unconvincing smile. I looked at Jacob who was still playing with my fingers and back at my dad.

“Jacob, was asking you for your opinion about food…for wolves?!” I repeated incredulously. First of all how would my dad know anything about wolves?

“Yeah Ness it’s nothing, I promise.” Jacob said interrupting my thoughts.

“Well speaking of animals would you mind going hunting with me Jacob; maybe you’ll see some of those animals that are so healthy for you.” I said with humor in my voice.

Jacob looked up from my fingers and smiled, “You know I don’t mind Ness. Do you mind Edward?” He asked now looking at my dad.

“Of course I don’t, you guys have fun. But be back soon Ness, Alice has something she wants to show you.”

I groaned. The only thing Alice shows me is new clothes, and (to her horror) I had inherited my mom’s taste in clothes. “Alright dad, love you, be back soon.” And I took Jacob’s hand and left the office and went outside my room. “So I’m going to change clothes and put my hair up, meet me downstairs and I’ll be there in a minute ok?”
“Sure Ness.” Answered Jacob as he put his burning hands on my cheek and gave me a small kiss on the lips. I could feel the fire on them and it always made my heart drop. He took his hands off my face and took a step back towards the stairs. “I’ll see you when you get down there.”

He went down the stairs and I went into my room to get some clothes on. As I was getting ready I contemplated on the conversation my dad and Jacob were having. There was no way that what they were saying was the truth. But I was going to get the truth, even if I had to force it out of him.