A New Dawn
This is a tale of action, adventure, love, tragedy, comedy, and so much more. Renesmee is turning seven and Jacob has yet to reveal his true feelings. There will be a life altering event for some of our wolf frientds and the Volturi are a greater threat than ever. Join your favorite Veggie Vamps on a journey even Alice might not be able to predict. BD Spoilers.
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3. Chapter 3
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I stood there waiting for someone to give me an answer. Just what the hell was going on? I hated it when my family kept me in the dark. They just refused to believe I was old enough to handle anything. Jacob was just as bad as mom and dad too.
“Ness,” Jacob started. “Maybe this is something we could talk about later?”
“Jacob, Edward, and Bella,” Esme called. “Renesmee has the right to know everything that is going on and I for one believe it is past time the three of you come clean to her. Now Carlisle and I will be off. We will meet you later. Darling, are you ready to catch some cougars?” With that she walked over to me, leaned in, and whispered “Don’t worry honey. It will all work out for the best.” She hugged me and spared a glance for my parents and Jacob.
Carlisle came over to say his goodbyes as well. I saw my father nod and wondered what my grandfather was saying to him.
“Renesmee we love you. Just remember to hear them out okay,” he asked. He gave me a hug as well and motioned for the rest of the family to follow them. Everyone said goodbye hurriedly and suddenly I was left standing with my parents, Jacob, Seth, and Tala. I couldn’t even remember seeing Nahuel and his aunt leaving.
“Hey Jake,” Seth called. “Tala and I are going to leave too. We have a few things to talk about right?” He couldn’t take his eyes off of her.
“I suppose so,” Tala replied. They took off together hand in hand and I couldn’t help but be a little bit jealous. The way they looked at each other sent chills down my spine. I mean there were a few times when I thought maybe Jacob and I, but no. That just wasn’t going to happen. He didn’t think of me that way. He was my best friend and he was always around, but never once has he even tried to kiss me.
My father snorted, which told me he was paying attention to my thoughts, but I didn’t know what it could mean.
My father was the one to begin. “Renesmee I know you’re upset, but we did have good reason to wait to talk to you about this.”
You probably wouldn’t be telling me now if the circumstances weren’t forcing your hand.
“Really, that is not fair,” Edward stated. “We were only looking out for you, whom we love. Besides, your mother and I have a hard time with this. It is no easy thing to see your only child grow up in a quarter of the natural time. Your youth has been on fast-forward and we have been helpless to do anything about that.” He sighed and took my hand. “Maybe we have been selfish, but it was what we thought was best for now.”
Now my mother spoke up. “Renesmee you’ve seen the connection the Quileute packs have with their mates. Look at Sam and Emily, Paul and Rachael, Jared and Kim. I know you see the devotion they have to the women they love,” Bella said.
“I do, but what does that have to do with anything. Quil is just as devoted to Claire and she’s only a pre-teen,” I reasoned.
“Well Nessie, that is exactly what we mean,” Jacob said. He looked like he was having trouble forming his words. “We, I… I don’t even know where to start.” He came over to me and pulled me down to the grass next to him. My parents joined us and we were all sitting on the jungle floor in the middle of the Amazon. “Imprinting is something that has been going on in the Quileute tribe for some time. When one of us meets our other half we know instantly. From that point on our imprint’s life is more important than our own. Their happiness is the most important thing to us. A wolf will do anything for his imprint; become anything for her, whatever it is that she needs.” He looked at me so intensely and with so much emotion that a rush of heat swept over me and my face flooded with color.
‘The way he’s looking at me… could I, but they would have told me. Someone would have told me. Right?’ I looked to my father knowing he heard my internal questioning. “Dad is he, am I his imprint?” I turned to look at Jake. He seemed scared which scared me.
“Renesmee,” Bella said leaning towards me. “Jake has been around since the day you were born. He has been my best friend and yours as well. He has become a member of our family and he cares for all of us. You are his imprint.” She took my hand in her cold one. “All that means my love is that he cares about you as much as we do.”
I looked at Jake and he smiled and nodded his head.
“Oh fine,” my father said. “Bella, love we should give them some time. Jacob seems to think that this will go better without us here. That is if you want us to leave you Renesmee?” He arched his brow in silent question and I let him know that I wanted to talk to Jake. I felt like maybe we shouldhave some privacy for this conversation. Edward leaned over to give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. “Ness, remember that you do not have to make any decisions right now. Just do what is best for you okay. Your mother and I love you. We will always be here for you. Remember.” With that he rose pulling my mother with him.
“We do love you darling,” Bella said rising with Edward. “We’ll take off for a while and give you some time to talk about this. The others will be back in a couple of hours so your privacy will be over by then and we’ll come back.” She brushed her hand through my hair and then they were off.
Now that we were alone I was embarrassed. It was an odd feeling for me around Jake. I was usually just myself and never gave a thought to it one way or the other. I have been attracted to him for a while, but since I didn’t think he cared for me in other than a sisterly way I was never nervous with him. The silence was becoming uncomfortable. I looked at Jake and his gaze held me. There was so much feeling behind his eyes. If I could believe half of what I thought they said I was the luckiest woman in the world.
“Jake, you have to say something. What does this mean for us,” I questioned.
He continued to stare at me with that same intensity. Finally he spoke up and I could tell that he was trying to form his words carefully. “Bella was right when she said that I have always cared for you.” He stopped and cleared his throat. I could swear that he was turning a darker shade of red under his russet skin. “When I saw you for the first time it changed my life. You became my life. Shit!” Jacob jumped up and started pacing.
“What is it Jake? What’s wrong,” I asked getting up as well.
“This is just hard okay. I wasn’t ready to talk about this yet. I mean, I want you to know how I feel it’s just complicated.” He continued pacing as he talked glancing up at me every few seconds. “I’m just now getting used to the idea that you’re a woman. You’re only six. I feel like an ass. I have sexual thoughts about a six year old! I know that’s not how old you really are, but you were just a baby,” he stopped pacing and walked over to me. “This is so damn hard. Nessie I want to be with you in so many ways, but only if you want me. Do you understand? All I want is for you to be happy.” He took my hands in his and despite the fact that we had touched thousands of times an electric shock ran up my fingers into my body. My heart fluttered and I know he heard it.
“Jake how could I be happy without you?” I cast my eyes downward embarrassed about what I was going to say. “I’ve been thinking about you too, in a way that I’ve had to hide from my father. I thought you only saw me as like a kid sister or something though. I …,”
He stopped me with his hand pressing his fingers to my lips. “Renesmee you are everything I want, everything I could ever want.” He dropped his hand from my mouth, but placed it on my cheek. He leaned in so close that I could smell his breath and the scent that was essentially him. He smelled of wood smoke, the forest after it rained, of earth freshly turned, and of something clean and fresh. It was uniquely Jacob and I had known that scent my whole life.
“Ness, I want to try something. Just tell me if you want me to stop okay?” He let go of our joined hands to place his other hand onto my other cheek and then brought his face a mere inch from mine. “I love you Renesmee,” he said as he leaned in the rest of the way and his lips touched mine.
Fire. This is what it felt like to burn. The shock when our hands touched was nothing compared to this. He moaned my name with his mouth open over mine. He flicked his tongue over my closed lips urging me to give him access and why would I deny him. I moved one hand up to his neck and the other was on his chest between us. When his tongue touched mine the inferno in my mouth increased. I felt tingles all the way through my body. Parts of me were awakening that I had no idea about. I mean I had the knowledge of what sex was, but no one could explain feelings like these. I wanted to pull him closer to me. I wanted to feel his naked flesh on mine. I wanted to taste his skin. I wanted so much. I was dizzy with feeling.
“Ness,” he groaned. “If you keep showing me those things, we’ll never stop. Hell, I don’t want to now.” He still had one hand on my face and the other wrapped in my hair. I started to pull back, but he wouldn’t let go. “Just stay close for a minute. That was even better than I thought it was going to be. Have you been practicing or something,” he asked. He was grinning from ear to ear.
“You know perfectly well I have never kissed anyone till now,” I stated. Then I started flashing pictures of the two of us embraced in our kiss and he moaned again.
“Renesmee, I don’t have as much control as you seem to think,” he said still not letting me go.
“At the moment I’m thinking maybe you have too much control Jake,” I said. I smiled at him to let him know I was joking, but I didn’t really want him to stop kissing me. In fact I couldn’t think of anything I would rather do.
He pulled me into his lap and held me as he has done many times in my life, but today was different. Now every day would be different and I couldn’t be happier.