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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.)


17. Jacob's POV of CH.13

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I paced back and forth on the sidewalk as I waited for Bella to return. I saw out of the corner of my eye the other bloodsuckers watching my every move. Evil leeches, can’t trust me, not that they really have any reason too.

I didn’t know what would happen next…when Bella returned. Would she forgive the bloodsucker or would she pick me. Someone that wouldn’t hurt her anymore... ever. She wouldn’t forgive him, she couldn’t… right? How could she? He left her, how could she just forgive him the second he comes back?

But if it was her choice, I would let her go. I wouldn’t hold her back. I wouldn’t keep her from him, although that’s exactly what I wanted to do. I knew that she loved him, she always would. I would not come between them. I wanted Bella to be happy, if her choice made her happy then I wouldn’t stand in her way.

I’m sure we could still be friends. She did love me. Yes, not like him, but she did love me. We had started a relationship; she wouldn’t just dump it all for him, right? She couldn’t be that cruel.

I was still pacing along the side walk. I had begun gaining speed slightly as I thought deeply. I had my eyes zeroed in on the trees where Bella had left with that leech. I saw a slight movement, a rustle of some tree branches.

Out stepped Bella, with the bloodsucker trailing behind her. Even though we were yards apart I still noticed a single tear slip down her cheek. I knew her decision and I would deal.

I wanted her to be happy, right? I could control myself. She walked swiftly over to me, the bloodsucker still trailing right behind her. I fought back the growl in my lower throat, threatening to make its way out.

Bella stopped at my feet and gently took my hand in hers.

“Edward please, go away.” She commanded as she turned her head back to him. She gave him a long stare and he gave in.

“I’ll be listening. I’m not going far.” He walked down to where the other leeches were located.

Someone had to talk and I decided to make the first move.

“Bella, what happened… well I think I know? It’s ok.” I took my thumb and wiped the tears that were now spilling down her cheeks. I wanted to comfort her, to let her know her decision was alright. But nothing came out.

She wrapped her small arms around my large waist and pulled me close to her. I could tell she too was struggling for words. I tightened my arms around her.

“Jacob I love you like a brother. 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 thing. 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, you’ll let me go back to him.”

Of course I understood. How could I not? I did want her to be happy. Plus she still wanted to be friends and knowing that she loved me, well it helped a lot too.

I finally got up the courage to say something. It all got stuck in my throat, even though I wanted to pour my heart out to her.

“Bella, I’m not stopping you. I know that you will always love him. I’m glad I got to spend the time that I did with you. We had great times. I made you happy, 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 be your friend.”

It all just fell out and it was all true, every bit of it. Expect the part about me wanting her to be with him. I wanted her to be with me, in my arms, but it was her choice and I had to expect it.

“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.” She playfully teased.

I would miss that, though. I heard her fiancé growl off in the distance. I held in my laughter. I knew how I could make him jealous and I would get more out of it then just the pleasure of rubbing it in. But first I had to ask her something, important.

“Probably. But I need to ask you… How do you know he won’t just leave you again?”

I knew that statement probably hurt her, but I had to ask. I mean what would stop him from doing it a second time? Why did he leave in the first place anyway?

She grimaced. “Jacob, I know he won’t. He left before while still loving me, he left because he loved me. He wanted me to be safe, but he couldn’t stay away. And I wasn’t really any safer without him.”

That statement was sure true. She had a vampire trying to kill her to avenge for her mate’s death, not to mention she had a werewolf best friend. Although I would never hurt her, it still wasn’t necessarily safe.

But if she was sure that that leech would leave her again then I had to trust her.

“Ok, I care about you Bella; I don’t want to see you like that again. It really hurt me.”

“I know. Thank you again for taking care of me when he left. You kept me somewhat sane.”

I was glad that I had done what I had for her. I almost wished that leech would leave her again, just so I could be with her. Bad Jacob! That’s mean; you want her to be happy, right? She’s happy with him. It would kill her if he left again.

Now came the fun part, the part where I get to that vile leech, Edward Cullen, jealous right in front of his eyes.

“You were good company. Can… I… can I kiss you one last time?”

She turned around to see Edward. He looked furious but apparently didn’t care that much.

“Sure Jacob.” She hesitantly replied. I smiled

I took her hands and pulled her against my chest. I leaned in and our lips touched gently at first. I kissed her more passionately. I felt that spark we had again. It was always there and probably always would be. But somehow it was more a friendship spark rather than a true love spark. I only wished.

She pulled back a little too soon on my point of view. I heard a deep growl in the background but I just ignored it. He could have her back in a minute.

She gazed up into my eyes. I gave her a large dazzling smile and one more peck on her lips.

“I don’t think your fiancée liked that.” I pointed towards Edward, not that I really cared. Although I did cringe at the word, fiancée. UGH!

“Fiancée?” she objected loudly.

“The ring. Your engaged, aren’t you?” I was confused. I knew I saw a ring on her finger, what else could it be?

“No, it’s a promise ring.” I gave a sigh of relief. Thank god, their not engaged. Not that Charlie would probably allow that. He probably hated the bloodsucker as much as I did right now.

“Oh, sorry. Well I don’t think your boyfriend liked that then.” I smiled down at her and she returned it quickly.

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

Darn! I know that’s all it was to her, but it meant so much more to me. I wished she felt that way.

“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 got it out. It was hard to say it…all. The truth, but I did it. She knows how I feel.

“Oh, thank you Jacob. You are so understanding. I love you, as my best friend forever.” She threw her arms around me again and squeezed hard around my waist. I squeezed her back, but just enough though so she could still breathe.

I was glad she felt some affection for me. It may not be what she feels for the leech, but it was something. It was enough, for now. It would help me make it through this.

I realized that the bloodsucker was right behind us and he placed a hand on Bella’s shoulder. I held back a growl.

She turned around in my arms and looked up. He looked slightly angry, but didn’t display much of it. I hesitantly released her. My arms fell limply to my sides.

“I assume everything is fixed?” he asked in his calm 1900’s accent.

“You assumed right.” Bella replied softly back. She sifted her gaze back up to me.

“Hey, thanks for keeping her safe. I do own you.” Edward turned to look at me for a moment.

“I kept her safe because I love her.” I replied a little hostility. If he thinks I kept her safe for him, boy he is wrong. I answered truthfully.

“I realize that. I just wanted to thank you. Bella probably wouldn’t be alive right now if it weren’t for you.” He was right. He was a decent vampire or at least a polite one at that.

“Yes, that 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 saw Bella blush as she ducked her head. Her hair fell gracefully covering her crimson cheeks.

“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.” He’s probably lying. If he was so bad off, then why did he leave her?

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

“Indeed, that was to make sure she was still alive. I believe that was when she yelled at me and cursed.” Bella blushed deeper. The leech brushed his thumb across her cheek. It made me gag.

“I should probably go, Bella. Do you think I can see you tomorrow?” I wanted to get out of here before it got worse. Before my own hole started to open itself up from the pain of having Bella taken away form me. Their love was clear and it was already hurting.

“Sure how about you come over for dinner. Charlie won’t be there yet.” She smiled at me. It made it seem that she was looking forward to seeing me tomorrow, that she wanted to see me.

“Sounds good, See you tomorrow Bella.” I gave her a short hug and then walked off into the distance. I was about to past the other leeches when something tugged at my memory.

I turned on my heel and jogged halfway back to where they were standing.

“Oh Edward, watch out for Mike Newton. He had his eye for Bella.” I winked at her as she blushed lightly again.

“Will do.” Edward gave me a slight smile.

I walked back to my car again. I had to get away form her, where I could thing without someone listening to my thoughts. I drove down the highway thinking of only one thing…Bella.