"I remeber when Jordan, Melanie and I started our new life in Boston. Little did I know that it held a big part of the past."
Edward never came back, Bella decides it's time to move on with her life. She is married and has a daughter, she is very happy with her life. But when her husband, a doctor, gets a new job working with someone from Bella's past what will happen?
Read to find out....
Story takes place 7 years after New Moon.
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The day started just the same as the others. I wanted to look nice for Jacob, so I wore tight skinny jeans and a hoodie. I dressed Melanie in a cute little outfit also, Jacob had only seen her once, and she was only a few months old.
I waited anxiously in the living room, as Melanie watched TV. I loved Jacob like a brother, but I knew that if I would have given him a shot there would have been a big possibility of more.
My heart soared when I heard the door bell ring. I jumped up hastily from the couch and all but ran to the door. I took a deep breath before opening the door.
"Bella!" Jacob said as he pulled me into one of his breathless hugs. He hugged me close to his chest for several moments. I forgot how hot his body was. "Oh Bella I've missed you so much." He said as he started to let go of me.
"Oh you too, Jacob. It's been way to long. Come in." I stepped aside letting him in. He made a whistling noise.
"Damn! Look at this house it's huge." He said
"I know, we've got plenty of room, if you ever need a place." I offered.
"Thank but I don't think I am all that welcome."
"Oh Jacob stop it." I scolded. I lead him into the living room.
"Whoa! Who is that!?" He pointed to Melanie. I gave him a look as I picked her up in my arms. "She's so big! That can't be the little girl I saw many months ago."
"Well it is" I said "Melanie, do you remember Jake?" I asked her.
"Jwake? Nooowah" She said.
"Aw she's so, cute." Jacob said. "Can I hold her?" He asked doubtfully
"Melanie, can Jake hold you a little bit?" I asked her again. She nodded. I gently passed her over to Jacob, he cradled his arms.
"Jacob she's not a baby."
"Oh uh right" He put her to his hip. "Aw your so adorable." I loved seeing this it was so cute, Melanie probably liked the warmth of Jacob, she hated the cold. Melanie rested her head on Jacob's shoulder, he seemed confused at first.
"Should we take a walk to the park?" I purposed
"Yeah" Melanie shouted
Jacob chuckled "Sure"
"Melanie I'll go get your stroller."
"Nooowah! Jwakey!" She clung tighter to his shoulder.
"Aw, I don't mind caring her." Jacob offered.
"Okay, I'll go get my purse."
We walked along the sidewalk. Jacob was now getting Melanie a piggy back ride. They walked a few feet in front of me, I snapped a few pictures, here and there. They slowed down a bit as the park came with in view.
"She looks so much like you Bells. I never thought you would have a daughter."
"What's that supposed to mean?"
"I mean, I just didn't see you having children, you didn't seem like the type."
"I never thought I would have children either, but because of a different reason." I sighed.
"But you're happy aren't you Bella?"
"Yeah, of course I am! I couldn't have asked for more."
"But then why-"
"How's work going?" I asked, desperate for a subject change. By now, I was pushing Melanie on the little swings.
"Huh? Oh, um, good, it's going really well."
"Glad to hear. Are you still seeing, um...."
"Bethany?" He finished
"No, she's to high maintenance for me"
"Besides, I've found the perfect girl" He looked into my eyes, I looked back, trying to find some other meaning then what I hoped he wouldn't say. "She's taken"
"She loves you though." I said.
"I know. I love her too." He sighed
We played at the park for about an hour and then we headed down the street to a pizza parlor for lunch. We had to order two pizza's because Jacob ate one all one his own. Melanie and I both found it entertaining to see how fast he could eat one whole pieces.
The rest of the day was spend at the house talking and catching up on old times, or playing hide and go seek with Melanie. I excused myself to start dinner.
"Where's Melanie?" I asked. I was surprised not to see Melanie clinging to Jacob's shoulder. They had been inseparable all day.
"She ditched me, Hannah Montana came on." he said
I chuckled. "Jordan will be home soon."
"Oh. Great." He rolled his eyes.
"He knows you'll be here."
"Would you stop!?" I requested
"It's your own fault he doesn't like you, and even if you he did, you still wouldn't like him."
"Yeah, you're right."
"Er" I groaned "I don't get it. What is wrong with him?"
"Ugh! Bella! Are you really that blind?" He snapped
"What!?" I snapped back
"You know I love you." He said, his voice became gentle and sweet. "You're my love Bella."
"That's what this is about? Jealousy?" I tried to keep my voice calm and understanding, but it was hard.
"Well, It's just not far!" I half shouted "I moved out here, because I thought there was not chance of me and you. You told me 'I still love him, I just can't move on.' And then you went and fell in love with Jordan! I would have never let if I knew that he was going to come along."
"Look Jacob," I tried to reason "I didn't think it was possible for me to love anyone else. I mean, I really did think you and I had a future together. I didn't think it was fair for you to be held back by me. I though maybe you could date, and then in time, when I was over him, we could try to be together. But you left! I wanted to be with you but you left." I was suddenly angry. "You. Left. Me. You were the only person I could be happy with, no matter how. You left me and I realized I had to let you go, I though you were over me! Then I started looking and I found Jordan, I fell in love..."
He looked down, he held his head in his hands. "I'm just like him. I left you."
"No Jacob, not like he did. But Jacob, you're here. I love you. You love me."
"Yeah, but you love him."
"I- I- I don't know what to say." My mind was blank. I didn't know what could be said. The feelings I had pushed away were suddenly rising to the surface. They were over powering, I wanted to give into the emotion, the want, the need, to be with Jacob.
I grabbed him, and held him close to my body. He hugged me back. Was he kissing my hair? That sparked something in me. Before I could comprehend what was going on, his lips were on mine. His month moved with mine, I kissed him, and he kissed me back. All the emotion from the last 7 years swallowed me. I realized this is wear I'm supposed to be. Here, in Jacob's arms. My lips against mine. This is true happiness. This is fate. This is destiny. Our months continued to intertwine. What! Wait! No! Jordan! I love Jordan! Jordan Jordan Jordan! Jordan Jordan Jacob, no Jordan! Jordan! Jordan! Jordan! I continued to scream in my head.
"Jacob," He continued to kiss me, but on my neck since my lips were busy "Jordan stop it!" He pulled away briefly
"Oh, you want Jordan to quit kissing you? I'm okay with that." He when back to kissing my mouth.
"No, no, no, no NO!" I shouted "Jacob," I panted his name "As much-" I struggled for air. "As much as I want you, and you want me, its- its just not possible." He pull away abruptly
"Why not?" He asked, confused.
I laughed humorlessly "Why not? Jacob, you have to ask?"
"Maybe be I should go." He sighed.
I sighed too, "Maybe you should. I'll walk you to the door." He opened the door, and stepped about, but then turned back to me.
"I love you, I need you, I want you." He whispered in my ear.
"I want you too, Jacob." Then he was gone.
The week went by fast. I talked to Jacob a few times on the phone. We decided that it's to late, and that there really is no way for us to be together. It was Friday night, and Jordan was picking up a pizza on his way home from work.
"Hey babe," Jordan said as he walked in the door with a pizza in his hand.
He headed for the kitchen, and I followed.
"Hey so guess what." He said as he set the pizza on the table.
"One of my co-works, Elizabeth, is have a formal party tomorrow night, would you like to go?"
"Will there be anyone I know there?"
"Jennifer, remember her?"
"Oh yes, she is a dear. Sure I'll go."
"Great. The doctor and his wife will be there too, and I bunch of other important people."
"We'll need a babysitter" He said.
"Huh-bout Jacob? Melanie likes him a lot."
"I guess." He groaned.
I gave Jacob a call and he was more then happy to babysit Melanie. So it was set, Jacob would be babysitting Melanie, while Jordan and I go the a party. Were I would meet a lot of Jordan's co-works.