Why I Chose Paris
What happens to Bella when she chooses Jake before Edward comes back?? Rated Adult for later chapters.
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He wrapped his arms around me tighter. I leaned my head back onto his chest as he slowly walked us forward. I could feel my feet hit the edge of the cliff.
“When I say jump, jump, because I’m going to jump with you. Just jump feet first, okay Bella?”
“Jump!” he said in my ear. I jumped. I kept my feet beneath me. I gripped Jacob’s arms with as much strength as I could. I would probably end up bruising my hands. And I let out an ear piercing scream the entire way down. I didn’t know how close we were to the water, and I was still screaming. I screamed louder when I realized that I didn’t know when I should breathe. I couldn’t see the water around Jacob’s ginormous arms.
Just as I was wondering what I was going to do, Jacob leaned his head towards mine.
“Breathe, Bella, breathe!” he yelled into my ear. I gulped in as big of a breath as I could manage. My feet hit the water first, but it was so fast that it felt like my whole body hit at the same time. The water was freezing, but it instantly numbed me. I could feel Jacob propelling our bodies to the surface.
I could see the light filtering through the surface of the water. My eyes began to burn from the sea water, but I kept them open anyways. I looked where I could which was in front of me, and slightly below me. I looked and I thought I saw someone. I thought I saw Edward. I did a double take and now nothing was there. My heart accelerated and I began to hyperventilate. It was too late, I realized then. I began to hyperventilate while underwater! I practically inhaled a huge gulp of seawater. It burned my nostrils and throat and I began to choke from the lack of oxygen. Everything went black from then on. I didn’t realize it when my head broke through the surface, or when Jake was screaming my name. Or even when he started to give me CPR; breathing into my mouth and pressing on my lungs, trying to get the water out.
I did however notice when water was pouring out of my mouth and I was sputtering, trying to breathe, and wiping water out of my eyes. God what a horrible nightmare this turned out to be.
“Jake? What happened?” I asked him slightly confused.
“Bella, honey! Are you alright?” he asked me, he picked me up like I weighed nothing. He was carrying me across First Beach and up to his little house…once again. I was soaking wet and I didn’t know what was going on.
“Jake, I’m fine I think.” I looked up at him and disbelief was written across his face. He looked concerned. And there it was again, that undeniable love that was emanating from his eyes. It was hard to look him in the eyes. He once again kicked the door open and brought me into his little living room. He once again laid me on the couch and sat down with my head in his lap. Billy was rolling behind us and stopped to look at me.
“Well what the hell happened?” he asked Jacob.
“We went cliff diving and I think that Bella tried to breathe under water. Or else she just lost her breath. When we got to the surface she was unconscious.” Jacob explained to his father.
“Okay, here’s how this is gonna go,” Billy said to us, “I’m not gonna tell Charlie that you were cliff diving. But I don’t want another episode of this. So, Bella, no more cliff diving for you and Jake, go get her some of your clothes and she can leave her clothes here for me to wash. We’ll say that you threw her into the water unexpectedly and she needed dry clothes.”
Billy was a life saver.
“Thanks Billy,” I told him gratefully. If Charlie knew anything about this, he would have a heart attack and send me away for sure. And if he didn’t send me away, I would probably never be allowed to see Jake again, and I couldn’t deal with that right now. He was my glue.
“You’re welcome, Bella. Jake, I’m gonna go up to Sue’s for a while. You two behave yourselves now. No more cliff diving.” He told us sternly, but couldn’t stop himself from smiling.
“Jake, if I tell you what happened, will you promise to not get mad?” I asked timidly. “Of course honey, I could never be mad at you.” He told me soothingly.
“I opened my eyes underwater and I thought I saw something…well, someone. And then I breathed in, but when I looked again it…he wasn’t there.” I told him quietly.
“You thought you saw the bloodsucker.” It wasn’t a question.
“Yes.” My voice was small. I could feel Jacob trembling beneath me. But he calmed himself with a deep breath.
“Bella, I’m gonna go get you some clothes.” He sat me up and I hugged my knees to my chest when he left the room. I didn’t want him to be mad at me.
When he came back he didn’t have anything. I gave him a questioning glance.
“The clothes are in the bathroom for you. I didn’t think that you needed my help getting dressed. I could if you wou-”
“No, Jacob, I think that I can handle it myself, thanks.” I told him a little bit too fiercely. He only chuckled a little bit under his breath. I walked into the bathroom once again. I looked at the pile of clothes. He had given me a pair of black sweat pants, a grey tee shirt and a pair of plaid boxers. I guess I was okay with them. I didn’t really know about the boxers, but I chose to ignore the fact that he had probably worn them before. I tore off my shirt. I decided to leave my bra on. I didn’t want to draw any more attention to myself by not wearing a bra. I stripped my jeans and panties off. I threw on the boxers, and pulled on the sweatpants. They clung to my hips barely, and practically were falling off of my small frame. I slipped into the grey tee shirt. It must have been from when he was little because it fit me snugly. It even showed off some of my midriff. It made me look rough, but sexy at the same time. What a combination to have when I’m around a hormonal teenage werewolf. My hair was messy, which just added to the previous combo. Ugh, great.
I walked out of the bathroom and into the living room where Jake sat, patiently waiting for me. He looked up when I came out. He flashed me a grin, looking at me from head to toe. He got to my chest and burst out laughing. I really didn’t appreciate it.
“What is your problem?” I asked him incredulously. I could feel the blood rush to my face. I was beet red, I could tell. I was also a little hurt by his reaction.
“Bella, honey, no! Just, look at the shirt.” He tried to explain to me. I looked down and what I saw horrified me. My bra was still wet (obviously) and when I had put the shirt on my bra had gotten my shirt wet. So now, there was a wet outline of my bra painted onto Jacob’s shirt. I was mortified to say the least. I turned and began to run back into the bathroom. Before I could get two steps away, I felt Jacobs arms enclose around me. Dammit Jake!
“Honey, you don’t have to be embarrassed!” he promised me. He picked me slightly off the floor and carried me to the couch, pulling me into his lap. I hid my face in my hands. No sooner did I do that and he pulled my hands away and turned me to face him. I don’t know what made him do it. But first he hugged me and then he pulled me back to look at him.
“Can I tell you what I was trying to earlier, without you getting mad, or upset, or crying?” he asked me carefully, watching me for my reaction.
“Yes Jacob, I promise.” I told him, instantly regretting it.
“Bella, I know that you’re hurting. I know that better than anyone. I’ve been trying to help you. I’ve been trying to put you back together. I know it’s not going to be easy. I promise you though, that no matter how frustrating this gets, no matter how mad we get at each other, I’m never going to walk away from you. I also want you to know, Bella, that I love you. I love you more than you could ever possibly know. I love you the right way Isabella.”
He grew quiet for a moment. He looked at me with love in his eyes. And then something happened. The love was still there, but something else was there too, something new. He stood up with me in his arms and put me on the couch. He leaned down and grabbed my chin, and gently brought my face close to his. I feared that he was going to kiss me, but he didn’t. He looked me in the eyes.
“I’ll be back soon, stay here.” He was tearing off his shirt as he walked out the door. I wonder what he had to tell his brothers. As I was caught up in my own thoughts and speculations, I heard a huge howl rip through the air. It sounded happy, elated. I didn’t know what was going on. I was still wondering what was going on when Jake walked back into the room with a broad grin on his face and just his shorts on.
“Jake, what was that all about?” I asked him.
“Bella, Bella, honey, I’m so happy right now I could burst!” he told me as he swept me up into his arms. I looked at him like he was crazy.
“What is going on Jacob?”
“Bella, I imprinted!” he told me joyously, “I imprinted on you, Bella!”
All I could think was Oh. My. God.