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Moved On... Almost!

Summary:
This story starts in ch.18 from New Moon. What if the phone didn't interrupet Jacob and Bella? what if they did kiss? What would happen next? would Edward ever come back? What happens when Bella and Jacob become more friends? Who will she choose? A new Ch is up!!! Ch. 24- What is the next step before Bella is changed? What is Bella's request?I HAVE EDITED THE FIRST FOURTEEN CH. SO IF YOU COME AND READ THEM, THEY ARE MUCH, MUCH BETTER!!! ESPECIALLY CH.4 - THEY ARE NOT PERFECT, BUT SO MUCH BETTER ! THANKS!


Notes:
This takes place right after Bella thought Jacob had left. (In my version Jacob had tried to kiss Bella earlier, after she jumped off the cliff.)


12. Being Happy

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I emerged fully from the forest and walked towards Jacob. He stood up from the bench and walked towards me too, never breaking his gaze. I halted at his feet, when I noticed Edward stood less than three feet behind me.

“Edward go away, please.” I turned slightly to look him in the eye and let him know I would be fine.

“I’ll be listening. I’m not going far.” I nodded. He took one last glance at Jacob and proceeded to walk down to where Alice and Jasper were standing at the entrance of the school’s office.

“Bella, what happened… well, actually…? I think I know? It’s ok.” He took his thumb and wiped the tears that were now spilling over and rolling down my cheeks.

I wrapped my arms around his waist tightly and pulled him against me. I didn’t know how to word this, without hurting him, being sympathetic.

“Jacob I love you, I really do. I told you it wasn’t like I loved Edward. I need you to know how much I want to be with you, how much I love you like a friend. You healed me when Edward left. You plugged the gaping hole in me. You listened to me when no one understood. You kept me safe, you were always there for me, expect for a few times with the whole werewolf. But Jacob… Edward has come back and… I’m going back to him. I want to still be friends… best friends. Jacob please understand I still love him. If you want me to be happy then you’ll understand that I need Edward. I can’t live with out him. If you really care about me, if what you said these past few weeks to me are true, you’ll let me go back to him.” I stuttered out.

“Bella, I’m not stopping you. I know that you will always love him more. I’m glad I got to spend the time that I did with you. We had great times. I made you content, and I want you to be happy. If he makes you happy then I want you to be with him. I understand Bella. Of course I still am your friend. I don’t want to hurt you, if this is what you want, then no ones stopping you.”

“Thank you Jacob. I’m so sorry. I hate that I’m hurting you like this, but I promise you our relationship won’t change to much, expect for the kissing. I don’t think that Edward would approve of that.” I tried to lighten the mood. I heard Edward growl off in the distance. I buried my face into his chest, inhaling his musky scent.

“Probably. But I need to ask you… How do you know he won’t just leave you again? He did it to you once, how can you be sure he won’t do it again?”

I grimaced. “Jacob, I know he won’t. He left me before while still loving me; he left because he loved me. He wanted to keep me safe and to have a human life, but he couldn’t stay away. And I wasn’t really any safer without him.”

“As long as you say so, Bella. I care about you; I don’t want to see you like that again. It really hurt me. I wanted to take away your suffering, but I couldn’t no matter how hard I tried. But I made you happier, that’s what I cared about.”

“I know. Thank you again for taking care of me when he left. You kept me somewhat sane. I would probably be in a mental institute by now, if it wasn’t for you.”

“You were good company.” he brushed his thumb across my cheek and tried to form a full sentence out of his gibberish. “I think I already know the answer, but …can… I… can I kiss you one last time? Like in a farewell kiss?” he stuttered out as quickly as possible.

I turned around to see Edward. He looked furious, but I would deal with him later. “Sure Jacob.”

His brilliant smile spread across his face as he took my hands and pulled me against his chest. He leaned his head to mine and we shared a passionate kiss. It had a spark, but it was a spark of friendship and caring love. It didn’t even begin to compare to the one Edward and I shared in the meadow.

I pulled back when I heard a deep growl in the distance, which would have sent me cowering away if I wouldn’t have known who it erupted from. I pulled back and looked up into his sparkling eyes. He smiled and gave me one more peck.

“I don’t think your fiancée liked that.” He pointed his head towards Edward.

“Fiancée?”

“The ring. You’re engaged… aren’t you?”

“No… no, no, no. It’s a promise ring.”

“Oh, sorry. Well… I don’t think your boyfriend liked that then.” He seemed to breathe a sigh of relief. I smiled and he returned it.

“He’ll deal. It meant no more than a friendship kiss to me.”

“Bella, I want you to know that I will always love you, more than a friend, but you love Edward the way I love you. I will not stand in the way. I trust your judgment, I may not like it, but I trust It.” he chuckled softly.

“Oh, thank you Jacob. You are so understanding. I love you, as my best friend forever.” I threw my arms around him again and squeezed as hard as I could. He squeezed back.

I felt a cold hand on my shoulder. I turned around in Jacob’s arms and looked up into Edward’s eyes. They showed many emotions at the moment. Love, hate, relaxation, anger, and happiness. I smiled at him and Jacob released me reluctantly.

“I assume everything is fixed?”

“You assumed right.” I replied and looked at Jacob.

“Hey, thanks for keeping her safe. I do own you.” Edward talked towards, Jacob. I could tell the words were hard to manage out, it was sincere though, every word.

“I kept her safe because I love her.”

“I realize that. I just wanted to thank you. Bella probably wouldn’t be alive right now if it weren’t for you.”

“Yes, that’s probably true. Edward… I want you to know that she’s your’s now. Take good care of her. Don’t leave her again. You have no idea how bad her condition was after you left.” I blushed crimson.

“Oh, I know. You didn’t see mine either. I was stuck in the basement in Spain. I wouldn’t talk to anyone or answer my phone.”

“But you did call her once.” He pointed out.

“Indeed, that was to make sure she was still alive. I believe that was when she yelled and cursed at me.” I blushed deeper. Edward brushed his thumb across my cheek, smiling down at me.

“I should probably go, Bella. Do you think I can see you tomorrow?” Jacob turned his attention back on me.

“Sure, how about you come over for dinner? Charlie won’t be there yet he told me that he went on some three day fishing trip with some of his police buddies.”

“Sounds good. See you tomorrow Bella.” He gave me a short hug and then walked off into the distance.

He stopped halfway to his car and came back. “Oh Edward, watch out for Mike Newton. He had his eye for Bella these last few weeks.”

“Will do.” Jacob walked back into the darkness, silently and swiftly.

“So… do you want to go back into the dance or go back to my house?” Edward broke the silence first.

“How about your house. I really don’t want to have to go back into the dance… with a different guy.”

“True, but I never did get my dance, because you passed out on me.”

“How about we dance out here?” I suggested, trying to get out of having to go back into the gym.

“Sure, since it’s quieter out here and more romantic.” he wrapped his arms around me and pulled me against his chest. I rested my head against it. I was extremely tried. I had a complicated and fully tiring night.

He kissed the top of my hair and whispered “I love you Bella.” His icy breath blew on my neck.

“I love you too.” I whispered back. He hummed my lullaby. Was he seriously trying to put me to sleep?

“I haven’t heard that in so long, I missed it very much. Speaking of which, why did you take my CD, or the photos, and everything you ever gave me? Then you took my heart and my lungs. I haven’t really breathed in so long.”

“It felt like you took my heart too.”

“I also had a hole that opened it self up when ever someone mentioned your name or anything else that reminded me of you.” We were twirling in circles as we spoke.

“It seems we are alike in more ways than I thought.”

“It seems.” We danced for a few more minutes, just twirling in circles.

“Are you ready to go?”

“Yes, we can go back to my place. Charlie won’t be there to bother us all night, no interruptions.”

“Good. We can have peaceful night.” He swung me into his arms and carried me to his car. I giggled and kissed his nose. Nothing could make me unhappy right now. I was back in Edward’s arms.