When Bella and Jacob kiss right before the fight with the newborns, something in her changes and she has no idea what it means. Something happens that no one thought was possible. Part of the Legends had gone untold and Bella’s life is changed forever.
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2. Chapter 2
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Once I had gotten home, I had to explain to my dad the story for the weekend that Alice and I came up with. The story of shopping and exaggerating on how much I had hated it, which I knew if I really did go, I would have. He seemed to believe it, though I have a hard time explaining it. I hated lying and I wasn’t very good at it. He seemed to understand that something was bugging me and he looked worried, but he didn't ask.
I went up to my room to get ready to go see Jacob. I wanted to put some of my own clothes on and take off the silly dress Alice made me wear. I was scared. I didn’t want to see Jacob in pain, but I couldn’t stay away. It was like some weird magnetic pull that was coming from the direction of La Push. It confuses me more than anything, feeling this way so suddenly and it makes me wonder even more what Alice had meant when she said what she saw, or actually, what she didn’t.
On the drive to La Push I got to thinking about Edward again and if this was me choosing Jacob over him. Surely if that’s the case, I could have done a better job of it, but with all the craziness going on, I didn’t see any other choice. I will have to wait and handle it later, Jacob comes first. That thought causes me to think more of these new feelings, but I push the thoughts away to think about later, I didn’t want to be more upset than I already was seeing Jacob.
When I first pulled up to the house I could tell it was packed with people, well wolves mostly. I suddenly got nervous, but I ignored that and got out of my truck. I walked up to the already open front door and everyone stared at me. I froze for a second, not knowing what to do or think about their reactions. I started to continue inside when Carlisle, who must have just finished treating Jacob, walked in front of me and stopped me.
“Hello Bella.” He said.
“Hi.” I was nervous with him, and I never really used to be.
“What are you doing here?” he asked me with slight anger in his tone. “Have you seen Edward?”
I couldn’t figure out why he was being like that, I mean I sort of could, but I never heard Carlisle sound angry like this and especially not with me. Even if he was really angry about something, he never let it show. That was one of the things I really admired about Carlisle.
“I was worried about Jake. And no I haven’t seen Edward.” I told him. I tried to sound angry too, but it didn’t work. It ended up sounding like I was more hurt than angry, and I actually was.
He just stood there looking at me for a moment then walked passed me to his car and drove away. It looked like he had been trying to decide whether or not to say something, but then decided against it. I was glad he did. I ignored the rest of the eyes watching me and walked right passed them, into Jacob’s room.
Jacob was lying in bed with a blanket pulled up to his chin. My heart sank and I tried guessing at what all had been done to him. I had stop because I was just making myself worse. His face looked ok and I hoped that, that meant the rest of him wasn’t too much worse. I walked over to the other side of his room and sat in a chair in the corner. I waited for him to wake up, feeling completely comfortable now that I was near him and knowing he would definitely recover. I tried not to think too much and at some point, I had fallen asleep.
I was woken up by a voice whispering my name. I jumped up in the chair and I almost forgot where I was. Once I saw Jacob I was calm again. He looked surprised, but happy.
“What are you doing here?” he asked softly.
Wow, don’t I feel welcome here. Least his tone was different and he wasn’t looking at me like he wanted to throw me out like everyone else seemed to want to do.
“How long have you been waiting?”
I looked out the window and noticed it was dark. “Oh, since the afternoon.” I told him and he smiled.
His smile slowly faded and that made the ache in my chest slightly throb.
“Are you ok? Are you in pain?” I asked, shifting in the chair about to stand up.
“No… Not yet.” He mumbled.
That confused me. Not yet? I got up from the chair and walked over to his bed. I knelt down in front of him and stared into his eyes, hoping to see something. His eyes weren’t showing any pain from the attack, but sadness.
“What do you mean?”
“Well I’m pretty sure I know why you’re here Bella.” He said, looking away and rolling onto his back. “You’re here to tell me that you can’t see me anymore. I guess the bloodsucker wins all around doesn’t he?” he said the last thing with of a more sarcastic tone.
Tears started to fill my eyes, for one moment, one very weird moment; I could feel what he was feeling. Heartbroken. I couldn’t understand why I was feeling that, but I would think about that later too.
“Actually, it’s the opposite.”
Jacob didn’t say anything, just stared a whole in the ceiling. He shifted slightly and lifted up the blanket and I could only assume that he meant for me to lay down with him. I thought about that for a moment. I didn’t want to hurt him by moving the bed, so I moved very slowly, listening for any signs of pain.
After I was next to him, laying completely still, he covered me with the blanket and put his arm over me and I heard a sigh of comfort. My heart started throbbing again, only differently this time. I felt enough love that could fill this room grow inside me and I almost thought I would literally burst.
I reached down to pick up his hand and kissed the back of it softly. He made a sound that I didn’t understand and lifted his head closer to my ear.
“Was what you said really true?” he asked in a whisper.
I didn’t know what he meant at first. Couldn’t tell if he was talking about what I said in the clearing or what I had said a few minutes before, but the answer for both were the same.
I felt his lips still against my ear and I could feel him smile. I wrapped my fingers around his gently and in the comfortable silence we both fell asleep.