Why I Chose Paris
What happens to Bella when she chooses Jake before Edward comes back?? Rated Adult for later chapters.
4. The Wedding
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When I woke up the next morning, I could still feel Jacob’s body against my own. It was pleasantly warm since my blanket was still thankfully on the ground. I think that if I had my blanket over me and had Jacob by my side all night, I would have suffocated! I looked out my window and saw beams of sunlight. Ah, the rare sunny day in Forks, Washington. At least I knew that I wouldn’t be bothered by Edward. I lay in my bed curled up in Jacob’s arms listening to his heart beat.
I began to think about the events from the day before. Edward came back for me. He said that he lied to me before, that he really truly did still love me. Ugh. I sighed inwardly and outwardly. What a mess. But I picked Jacob. I wouldn’t change my decision. I was now Jacob’s girlfriend. I shifted slightly down because I was a little bit uncomfortable how I was laying down.
Jacob must have felt me move because after I stopped moving he whispered in my ear, “You say interesting things in your sleep, did you know that Bells?”
“Ugh. What did I say?” I asked in a whisper.
“You kept saying my name. All night long, you kept saying my name. And then I wrapped my arms around you about midnight and when I did you said ‘I love you, Jacob Black.’” He told me. I could hear the smugness in his voice.
“Yeah, well, I say a lot of things in my sleep. Don’t get a big head about it.”
“Too late!” came his laughing reply. He was being kind of loud.
“Did Charlie leave already?” I asked him quietly.
“Yep, he and Billy went for a two day fishing trip. He left you a note down stairs. I convinced Billy to get Charlie out of the house for a couple of days. They’ll be back around sundown tomorrow.” He sounded proud of himself. I laughed lightly. He wrapped his arms around me tighter and put his head in the crook of my neck. He breathed in deeply, and exhaled.
“Jake, what are you doing?” I asked him, still laughing.
“Smelling you,” was his simple reply, “You smell amazing, Bella.” He told me.
“Right,” I said skeptically.
“Oh, Bella, I forgot to tell you! Since Billy and Charlie are gone on a fishing trip, we’re not doing the legend bonfire tonight. Instead, you and I are going to make our own bonfire. If they pack sees the fire, they can join us, but I plan on spending the night alone with you.” He told me happily.
A night alone with Jacob sounded good to me. We needed time to figure out what our relationship was. This would be the perfect time to do it. I realized that my breath probably reeked. I shot up out of my bed, but I was hindered by Jacob’s enormously long arms.
“Jake! I need to go get dressed!” I said this as I heard my phone begin to ring. I hurried over to my desk as Jacob tried to chain me to the bed with his arms. “Jake! Let go! My mom is calling me
I finally made it to the desk before my phone stopped ringing.
“Hello?” I answered.
“Hey, Mom, how are you?” I greeted her.
“Bella, You have the weekend off, don’t you?”
“Well, yeah, I do Mom, but I kinda had plans…” I started.
“Oh, Bella, honey! My best girlfriend is getting married, and she invited you. Of course you can bring E- I mean an escort if you would like,” her voice was pleading with me, “Please, Bella, please, I’m begging you! I’ve been dying to show you off!”
“Oh, mom, I don’t know. It’s such short notice. I don’t know if I could get plane tickets in time.”
“I already bought two tickets online. Just give your name and a guest name. It’s under Bella Swan and guest. Please! Bella, please; all you have to do is get a dress and some shoes. And get a tux for your date.”
“I – Mom, I’m gonna call you back in a few minutes, okay?”
“Yeah, I’ll be waiting. Bye honey!” “Bye, mom,”
I turned to Jacob and looked at him warily.
“What does your mom want?” he asked. He was holding back a smile. I knew he had heard the whole conversation.
“Don’t act like you didn’t hear the whole thing! I know you did!”
“Are we really gonna go, Bella?” he asked eagerly. He looked excited. Ugh, he wanted to go, and he looked so excited…hadn’t I already made him happy enough? This was just great.
“Yeah, Jake, we can go.” I said sounding only slightly surly. I plastered a fake smile on my face.
He picked me up and swung me around. His deep laugh sounded through the house. Thank God Charlie wasn’t here. I couldn’t help but laugh a little at his exuberance. It felt like he planned this, but I knew that he wasn’t capable of going to such lengths. But I still couldn’t help but feel that way. After he set me down he leaned down to my height and kissed me lightly. I grabbed my phone from the desk and hit the two key; speed dial for my mother.
“Bella?” she asked from the other end of the phone.
“What time do we have to be at the airport?” I asked her.
There was a squeal from the end, “Really, Bella? Oh this is so great! I want you at the airport by one o’clock! Your plane leaves at two!”
“Okay, mom, if I’m gonna be on time, then I have to go shopping! I’ll be there, just make sure that you pick me and my escort up. What time does the wedding start?” I questioned her.
“It starts at six. You’ll be here in plenty of time! It only takes about three hours to get here! So you’ll be here by five, and you’ll have an hour to get ready! Happy shopping! Bye honey!” she hung up before I could get a word in edgewise.
It was eight A.M. now, so we had a couple of hours before we had to be at the airport.
“Jake, did you hear the conversation?”
“Honestly, Bells, I didn’t.” he answered a little bit sheepishly. I wondered why.
“We have to be at the airport by one o’clock. You call Billy and tell him and Charlie what’s going on. I’ll throw some clothes on and get ready to shop. Do you have a tux?”
“Yeah, I actually do. I don’t know how well it will fit me though.”
“These are the times I miss Alice,” I muttered to myself.
“What did you say?” he asked loudly. Uh oh; I hadn’t really meant to say that.
“Nothing, Jake; let’s go to your house to see if your tux fits!” I said hurriedly. I ran down the steps as fast as I could without tripping and grabbed my keys from a hook. Jake followed me out the door and we got into my truck. I started it up and thankfully it caught without problems. It took us twenty minutes to get to Jake’s house. With his superfast dog speed, he quickly tried on his tux. We were lucky that it was too big on him when he last wore it. Now, it almost fit perfectly. We had been gone for a half hour so far.
It took us an hour to get to Port Angeles. I went to a familiar dress shop. This is where Angela, Jessica, and I had gone to get their dresses for a dance last year. Jacob sat down in a chair and prepared to watch.
I combed the racks looking for something I thought was suitable. I had a credit card, and I didn’t have to pay for the plane tickets, so I decided that I would go all out. This would be a first date for Jake and I, and I wanted to look good. Alice would be proud. No! Stop it, Bella! I thought to myself. I managed to look unaffected. Just a small frown and cringe. I picked out three dresses. Two of them were identical except one was canary yellow, and the other a bright candy apple red. It had two inch thick straps that met in the back in an “X.” The front cupped both of my breasts, and showed the skin in between. It was satin. I could pull it off without a bra. It would nicely show off what little cleavage I did have. The other one was a black one shoulder dress. The material was silk. I tried on the black one. I put it on and it fit like a glove. But I didn’t even bother showing Jacob. I just didn’t like it. I looked at the tag and then I really didn’t like it. It was priced at $995. I almost fainted.
I looked at the other two dresses they cost the same. $195, that was more affordable. I tried on the yellow one and walked out of the dressing room. Jacob was looking around the store. His eyes settled on me and his jaw dropped. I laughed a little bit and ran back into the dressing room. I locked it and took off of the yellow dress. I drew on the red one. I looked at myself in the mirror. My jaw dropped this time. I realized that there was a jeweled clasp in the front of the dress. The red contrasted with my hair perfectly. It showed off my cleavage perfectly. It fit me like a glove. Better than the black one even. Even though it was identical to the yellow one, except the color, it was just….better.
“Jake?” I called from inside the dressing room, “Can you bring me the shoes that I picked out? Just slide them under the door, please!” I called. I waited until he slipped them under the door. They were heels. But I would have Jacob by my side the entire night. He would catch me before I even had time to fall towards the floor. I just knew he would. They were silver and jeweled. They had a cross over the top of my foot. There were two parallel straps along the side of my foot, and one that went diagonally across those two straps. That design was on both sides of my foot. Then there was a strap that went around my ankle. Only the cross over the top of my foot was jeweled. But, hanging from the top strap that went around my ankle was a hanging design of jewels. They were perfectly beautiful. I put them on with the red dress. I opened the door and poked my head out of the door, “Are you ready Jacob?” I asked in a sultry voice: low and seductive.
“Umm…sure?” he said it like a question. I stepped out of the dressing room so he could see what outfit I had put together. His jaw dropped to the floor. He was practically drooling. We might need a cleanup in aisle three! I laughed silently.
I smirked at him, “What? Do you see something you like?” I asked seductively, once again. He swallowed heavily.
“Bella, please tell me that you’re buying that,” he was practically begging me. “I will be the envy of every man there, including the groom,” he said with such sincerity that I couldn’t possibly doubt him.
“Yes, I think I will.” I scurried back into the dressing room to change back to street clothes. I quickly changed and brought my items to the counter. Jacob was looking out the window of the store. I gave the sales lady my credit card. Oh boy! I signed my name and we were off to the airport. We had already packed a quick bag. I didn’t really pack any pajamas. I slipped a few cute things into my purchase without Jacob knowing it.We had been gone for about three hours since we left the house. I looked at my phone. It was eleven thirty. Okay, a little more than that.
We had a couple of hours before we had to be at the airport. “Jake, let’s go get some lunch!” I suggested.
“Yeah, okay. We could do that.” He grabbed my hand and we walked out of the dress shop hand in hand. We walked down the sidewalk and came up to a restaurant. It looked familiar. It took me all of about a half of a second to figure out why. It as the restaurant that Edward took me to after he saved me from the men, on my last trip to Port Angeles. Jake was looking at it with interest.
“Hey, do you want to go in here?” he asked me.
“No! No, I’ve heard it’s got really horrible food there!” I lied easily, trying to cover up my initial outburst. “Let’s go somewhere else,” I suggested.
“Okay, if you want to.”