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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.)


4. I Love You, Bella

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Recap: “Do you mind; I guess I’m really tired.”“Not at all! If you want, you can sleep.” He leaned in and kissed me on my forehead. His lips lingering down my cheek. I laid my head on his chest and closed my eyes. That was the last thing I remember sleep invaded me.

My eye lids fluttered open and I found myself on the couch with Jacob sprawled out behind me. I was nestled to his warm chest. His arms were holding me dangerously close, but I couldn’t find one bit of me that minded.

“Hi” my throat croaked when I spoke.

“Hello, sleepyhead, how was your nap?”

“Good, how long was I out?” I asked curiously, trying to remember the last events before I passed out in his arms.

“Well, you fell asleep at the beach while I was carrying you back to the car. I draped you across my lap in the car and you have been out since then, which makes…” he glanced at the ticking clock on the wall beside us, “almost two hours.”

“Oh, I’m sorry, I was just so tried. Do you know if Charlie home yet?”

“No not yet. And I didn’t mind you sleeping; you’re cute while you’re sleeping.” He chuckled softly, like his was remembering some joke. It hit me that I was probably sleep- talking while I was out. I could only imagine what he could have heard.

“Jacob, what do you mean? What is so amusing to you?” I asked worriedly.

“Well… you talked in your sleep.” He admitted nervously.

“Oh no, I was afraid of that!” I buried my face in the couch cushion.

“Bella, don’t be embarrassed please, what you said was the… sweetest thing I ever heard someone say to me.” He took my face in between his burning hands, wiping away a few tears that managed to boil over.

“What did I say?” I asked not really wanting to know the answer.

“You… you… said… ok these are your exact words. You said you had a great time today and that I was a good kisser,” He smiled down at me, trying to show me that it wasn’t that bad.

“Well, I guess that’s not too bad. It is true you know.” I smiled back, but was still slightly worried. He seemed like he was leaving something out.

“Thank you, but I should tell you…”

“There’s more isn’t there?” my nervousness leaking through my voice.

“Yes, do you want to hear it?” I just nodded, dreading what was coming.

“Exact words… you said… I love you, Jacob, but not the same way as… Edward.”

Oh, no that was worse then I thought it was.

“I want you to know Bella, that I’m not mad, one bit. You have already given me more than I ever expected to receive. You told me that you could never feel the way I felt. Even if it’s not the same that you felt like with Edward, it’s something, and it’s enough.” He pulled me closer into a bear hug before I could even respond. Also because I was a bit hard to breathe, words couldn’t exactly escape my lips.

He sweetly kissed my hair, nuzzling his face on the top of my head. I leaned into his touch as he loosened his grip on me a bit.

“Thank you, Jacob. I do love you, but in more of a best friend kind of way. But I have to admit that there are… other feelings, maybe more. I do love you, Jacob, maybe not as much as I am capable of, but enough for now.”

“I love you too, Bella.” He leaned in and kissed me. His lips moving gently, but quickly against mine.

That’s when Charlie walked. He probably didn’t expect to find his daughter and an old family friend sprawled across the couch, kissing. He let out a low whistle, as he stood awkwardly at the threshold.

What’s with people interrupting us? Jacob sighed and we both abruptly sat up straight. I straightened out my shirt and scooted away from Jacob or as far as the couch would allow.

“Hi Charlie.” Jacob said embarrassed as me.

“Hi kids, looks like you have had a busy day, sorry to interrupt.” He too looked very uncomfortable.

There was an awkward silence. Charlie opened his mouth to say something a few times, but no sound came out. He just gestured towards the kitchen with his empty hand, as he turned on his heel walking quickly out of the room.

“I brought pizza, your welcome to some too, Jacob!” he yelled from the kitchen.

“Come on let’s go eat.” Jacob said as he grabbed my hand and led me into the kitchen.

Charlie noticed our hands intertwined together, the second we walked into the kitchen. Gentlemanly, Jacob pulled out my chair, and then sat down next to me. Charlie looked thrilled as his eyes blazed.

“So what did you two do today?” he asked calmly. I looked at Jacob and he nodded.

“Well Jacob packed us stuff for a picnic and we went down First Beach. We stayed down there for most of the day. The weather was wonderful, especially with the ocean breeze. We got back here a couple of hours ago and just watched TV.”

“Oh well that’s nice.”

“So, how was work, dad?” I asked, just being polite.

“It was very calm, nothing really.”

“Well calm is good in your line of work.” Jacob added.

“Yes, indeed.” Those were the last words we spoke throughout dinner. Jacob held my hand and Charlie eyed us suspiciously the whole time. It was one of the most uncomfortable dinners so far.

It was late when we finished and thanks to Jacob there were no leftovers to wrap up. When we finished eating, Jacob helped me clean up the kitchen while Charlie excused himself to watch a baseball game.

Once we had washed all the dishes and cleaned the counter and the table off, Jacob caught me by swathing his arms firmly around my waist. He spun me around and I smacked into his chest. He bent his face to mine and we were just inches apart, our lips so close, they were almost moving against each other.

“I had a great time today.” He whispered, his eyes burning with excitement.

“I did too. I wish days like these wouldn’t end” I whispered back, smiling slightly.

He bent down and kissed me briefly. The murmur of the TV, shut off and I heard Charlie heaved himself off the couch. We reluctantly pulled apart and filed out of the kitchen, holding hands.

Charlie met us in the living room as we came out; there was an uncomfortable silence as we all stared at our feet.

“Well, it’s probably time for me to go, it’s pretty late.” Jacob was the first to break it.

I just nodded and Jacob leaned in and pecked me on the check. His mouth trailed a line to my ear and he whispered into it, “See you soon.”

I felt him slip something into my back pocket, I hoped Charlie didn’t notice, but since he was aimlessly looking around the room, I doubted it.

“Ok, bye” I waved as he walked out the door. After I heard the door close, Charlie and me stood there in silence. I took that time to get away and up to my room. I started toward the stairs and said goodnight.

“Wait bells!” shoot I thought I would make it.

“Yah dad?” I asked as I came back down the few stairs I had managed to get up.

“We’ll… talk in the morning… right?” he asked, settling himself on the couch, putting his feet up on the table, one on top of the other.

“Sure, tomorrow morning. Goodnight Charlie.” With that I hurried up the stairs as fast as I could. So of course I tripped.

“I’m ok!” I shouted down the stairs. It looked as if no damage was done, so I picked myself and ran up the rest of the way. I heard Charlie chuckling softly downstairs.

The moment I was through the door, I took the note out of my pocket and unfolded it. It read-

Dear Bella,Leave your window open. Be back in and hour. Get ready for bed. See you then.Love Jacob

I put the note on the nightstand and went to the bathroom to get ready.

When I got out and dressed, I hurried back to my room. Jacob was already sitting on my bed. I walked over and climbed on his lap and gave his hand a gentle squeeze. I looked into his eyes and deep down I saw worry that he was desperately trying to hide.

“What’s wrong Jacob?”

“The pack… caught on to a new trail of the bloodsucker and they think she is pretty close. They are all surrounding the house. You’ll be safe, I promise and Charlie too. I won’t let her near you.” I had started to hyperventilate by this point. He rubbed my back till I calmed down.

“Is it all right if I stay the night?”

“Please do Jacob!” I couldn’t bear to think of staying her alone, or him being out with his pack brothers fighting her.

“I’ll never leave your side all night. So you can sleep and not worry.”

“But what if they get in a fight; you’ll have to go help, won’t you?”

“No, I won’t leave you, I promise. This is my job, they can fight without me. Someone needs to protect you. Since Quil just recently joined the pack, so there are still enough of us.”

“You sure?”

“Absolutely, you can sleep. Please don’t worry.” With that he rolled back the covers and tucked me in under them, He gave me a kiss on my forehead and began walking toward the rocking chair.

“No Jake, please lay next to me.” I insisted. Although, another small part of my head screamed at me.

“You sure, I don’t mind sitting in the chair. I won’t be sleeping anyway.”

“Yes… please.” He gently placed himself behind me and wrapped his arm around my waist.

Of course this is when my thoughts went to Edward. I thought about how I would always press myself against his body, but I didn’t want to do this with Jacob. I mean I laid against him, but I didn’t get as close as I could. Plus Jacob wasn’t singing me to sleep, an archangel humming in my ear. Oh how I longed for that right now.

I broke up those thoughts quickly. “Just so you know Charlie sometimes comes to check on me in the middle of the night.” I had to say something to get my mind off my thoughts.

“That’s ok. I’ll just throw myself under the bed, when he does. He’ll never notice me.” He laughed at that, softly. His chuckles shook the bed.

“Sounds good.” I still couldn’t close my eyes, too worried.

“You can sleep, Bella. No one is going to get past me. You’ll be safe. Goodnight.”

“Goodnight.” And with that I closed my eyes and dreamed of Edward humming my lullaby in my ear, as I pressed myself against him.