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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.)


5. No Mike!!!

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Even though I was safe in Jacob’s warm arms for the remainder of the night, I had dreams that seemed to haunt me no matter what. Tonight consisted of many unpleasant things. The dream I had, or it was more of a nightmare was not pleasant. I can’t even imagine what I said in my sleep.

I dreamt that I was in the forest alone. It was very dark and a light drizzle was falling from in between the canopy of leaves. I could only see about a yard in front of me. Then out of thin air Edward appeared by side and took me into his arms. He told me he loved me and he was sorry he left me. Then he kissed me, but it wasn’t careful like others were. All boundaries that used to hold us back were gone with the wind that howled through the forest.

Then Jacob showed up and interrupted our heartbreaking kiss. Jacob pulled me out of Edward’s arms and took me into his. He too told me he loved me and he would never hurt me like Edward did. And like Edward he kissed me passionately.

Edward’s menacing growls broke our kiss and he reluctantly pulled back. They began yelling at each other. I only caught bits and pieces, but all that was there was jealously and rage.

Jacob threw me aside and they began fighting. Jacob turned into a wolf and Edward’s eyes turned pitch black. I yelled for what seemed like forever for them to stop, but they only fought harder. Finally after hours of fighting them both laid limp and bleeding on the ground.

I cried and succumb to the darkness now closing in on me. I welcomed it with open arms, what was left when both of the people I dearly loved were dead?

I jolted awake from the last thought. Jacob was lying next to me and quite worried by how I had awaked. I rubbed my eyes and blinked at the dull beams of light that streamed though the open window.

“Good morning, how did you sleep?”

“Fine,” I lied, but he saw right through it.

“You don’t mean that. What’s wrong?”

“Nothing really.”

“Bella, come on. You’re lying to me, I know that. You were crying and screaming in your sleep constantly all night. I tried to shake you awake, but you never surfaced.”

“Sorry, I just had a really bad nightmare.”

“It’s fine. What was it about?” he really was not going to let this drop, so I really should explain.

“Well… my nightmare was about you and Edward. You both showed up and told me you loved me them starting ripping each other throats out. It ended with you both lying there… dead. Promise me that will never happen.” I asked, to eager for his eternal promise that they would both be safe.

“Oh, Bella, I can’t promise that. We are enemies, if it comes to a fight I don’t think he would hesitate killing me, so I can’t promise that, sorry.” His head dropped in shame.

“Yes you can Jake. Please… for me. I had Edward make that same promise to me, please.”

“Ok, I promise.” He mumbled quietly.

“Thank you, Jake!” I wrapped my arms around his waist as tight as I could and signed into the touch of his warm body. We cuddled up to each other. I still had two hours till school.

“Hey, Jake what did I say last night?” I was sure I said some pretty weird stuff last night or maybe I just cried and screamed all night, I really wanted to find out.

“You said various things, but you keep saying my name and… Edward’s name. Then you would yell ‘stop fighting’ a lot. Mostly you would just break down crying. You never fully woke up until you screamed ‘their both dead!” he told me truthfully, although it seemed like he would break down halfway through the story.

“I’m sorry.”

“Don’t be. You didn’t force your self to have that dream. Its fine, you can’t help it.”

I nodded “So… any news on Victoria?”

“Yes… Sam came in the middle of the night and told me that she bolted right as they were about to pounce. They chased her all the way up to Canada, but lost her scent once they crossed the border.”

“Oh… Did I happen to sleep talk while Sam was here?”

“Just a little, you said my name and… Edward’s… but that’s it.”

“That’s not too bad… I guess.”

“So do you want me to make you breakfast? Charlie got a call this morning and had to leave early,” At least I wouldn’t have to deal with him this morning.

“Sure, that sounds good. Wonder what happened?”

“I don’t know. All I heard him say was ‘I’ll be right in.'” Jacob got out of the bed first and that’s when I realized he didn’t have a shirt on. That made me a bit uncomfortable. I laid there with my head against his bare chest all-night long.

Jacob noticed my ogling and quickly grabbed his shirt off the rocking chair. “Sorry, I just got a little hot towards the middle of the night.”

“That’s fine, I understand.” I ducked my head while he slipped on his button-up, navy blue shirt.

Hmm…hey Jacob, can I have a minute?”

“Sure, I’ll wait downstairs.” I slipped past Jacob and out the door to the bathroom, grabbing my toiletries bag on the way out. He followed me out the door, but turned to go down the stairs, smiling back at me as I walked.

I didn’t recognize myself in the mirror. I had dark circles under my eyes. My hair was tangled and dirty. I jumped in the shower, quickly washing my hair with my favorite strawberry shampoo.

I felt better after my shower, cleaner and more human. I brushed me hair and my teeth. I know it was silly because I was just about to eat, but I was afraid I had morning breath.

I carefully walked down the stairs, trying to not trip. I successfully made it down the stairs without getting hurt, yay!

Jacob was making French toast for me when I came into the kitchen. They were delicious. He told me it was a family secret. By the time we were done it was time for me to get ready for school. Jacob insisted on driving me today, for what ever reason I didn’t know. He promised to pick me up at the end of the day and wouldn’t be late.

The day went be relatively fast. But then lunch came. This was always the slowest part of my day.

I went to go sit down at the usual table, but the only seat was next to Mike. I reluctantly went to go sit next to him. He was acting very strange today. Every time I looked at him earlier today he was just staring at me. At lunch he kept trying to make small talk. Finally he gave up when my answers rarely differed from “yes or no”.

I was relieved, there was only fifteen minutes of lunch left. Then Mike changed his strategies. He ran his hand through his hair, trying to grab my attention. “So, Bella?”

“Yes, Mike?”

He turned his eyes on full force; of course they had no affect on me the way Edward’s eyes did, but I could tell he was trying immensely hard to turn on his charm to me.

“Would you like to come to the dance with me this Friday?”

Crap, there’s another dance. How am I going to get out of this one? Think, think… Jacob! I hope he doesn’t hate me for this.

“Sorry Mike… but someone has already asked me.”

“Who?” He seemed repulsed by this idea.

“Do you remember Jacob? We went to the movies together as a group that one night of curse then you got sick and we had to go home early.”

“Sort Of.”

“Well, he asked me to go. We have been going out lately,” I smiled at Mike and he softly groaned.

I hated putting it like that. What Jacob and I have is much more than a high school romance. But it was the easiest way to explain it to Mike.

Mike was just about to speak again or possibly complain when the bell rang. I jumped out of my seat and ran to toss out my tray. I waved at Mike over my shoulder as I fled out of the cafeteria. The phrase ‘saved by the bell’ ran through my head and I giggled at that.

Plus the expression on Mike’s face was priceless. He had his head in his hands and looked embarrassed and sad at the same time. This made a hilarious face. Unfortunately I would have to face him in gym. Let’s hope he drops it.

Biology was boring as usual. The empty seat next to me was an always unpleasant remainder. I had already done the lab once in Phoenix. I was the first one finished so I doodled on my notebook and thought about how I would explain the whole dance thing to Jacob.

I would just tell him about everything that happened and if he didn’t want to go then I would make up some lame excuse for Mike; like me getting sick or spraining an ankle.

The bell rang and I groaned. I was not looking forward to gym one bit. I noticed that Mike stared at me when ever he got him the chance in Biology and I couldn’t imagine what he would do in gym.

I gathered up my books and walked slowly to gym. I went straight to the locker room and wasn’t fully aware of the other people around me till the coach announced we would be playing volleyball. He told us to get in teams of two. Of course Mike came right over to me and asked to be my partner. I wasn’t about to reject him, I needed a partner and he usually did all the work. But I think he was still hoping and that worried me.

“Thanks Mike, you know you don’t have to do this?”

“It’s ok, I don’t mind.” I sure you don’t, I thought.

We teamed up against two other girls, one of them on the volleyball team; of course. We began hitting the ball, or well Mike did. I stayed a safe distance away from it. When ever it came near me, Mike always came to the rescue.

“So, are you sure can’t go to the dance with me?”

“No, I’m going with Jacob.” He was going to be pushy.

“Ok… it’s just he doesn’t even go to this school. So since I go here, I would know my way around and could be more fun.” How did knowing your way around the school matter with going to the dance.

“No, Mike! I’m going with Jacob, ok.”

“Please Bella.”

I forgot we were in the middle of a volleyball game and I turned to look him in the eye, so he would hopefully get the point.

“Mike, NO!! Didn’t you hear me the first time, I’m going wi…” I was stopped by the ball hitting my head. My knees buckled and I fell dizzily to the floor. My wrist hit the floor with a thump, but I hardly noticed the pain.

Right before I hit the floor Mike caught me. Great! Now he can say he ‘saved me’ as another excuse.

By the time the wooziness went away, the coach and most of the class was circled around me. “Bella, are you ok?” the coach was bent down to me.

“Ya, I’m fine.” I tried to stand but Mike still had his arms around me and that made it a bit difficult. “Mike can I get up now?”

“Sure.”

“That means let go.”

“Oh, sorry.” He stood up on his feet, and offered me his hand. I took it, knowing I would need the help getting up, I would be off balance.

He grabbed my wrist helping me up and I immediately flinched away. Not because I didn’t want him touching me - although that’s a pretty good reason too- but because my wrist snapped when he grabbed it, and pain flooded through my hand.

“Ow, Ow, Ow!” I yelled as I fell back to the floor holding my wrist in my other hand.

“What is it, Bella?” the coach asked concerned.

“It’s my hand, it’s throbbing!”

“Let me see it.”

I showed him my hand. It was swollen about three times its natural size.

“Bella you should go to the nurse. Your hand looks pretty bad.” He helped me up with my unhurt hand.

“Do you need someone to help you?” Mike’s head shot up at his question.

“No thank you.” I tried to get away, but Mike got to the coach before I could make it out the door.

“Coach, I don’t think she should go alone. She did get hit in the head, so she could still be a little dizzy and hurt herself worse on the way to the nurse’s office.”

“Wait Bella, he may be right, maybe someone should come with you.”

“No, really I’m fine.”

“Mike, please go with Bella.” Mike smiled and walked over to me. Dammit, Mike was way too happy about this. He was probably going to try to push me more and influence my decision.

“Do you need help walking?”

“No Mike. I hurt my hand, not my leg. I quite capable of walking just fine.”

“I know, it’s just you got hit in the head pretty hard with the ball and you could still be a little dizzy.”

This reminded me when Edward and I first met and we were doing blood testing in Biology. I really didn’t want to remember any of those memories right now. Since he wasn’t going to show up ever again. The only person that would be Jacob and then he would have some explaining to do.

We finally arrived at the nurse’s office, thank goodness. She wrapped my hand and my wrist in a splint. She also gave me some ice to help the swelling. By the time we left the nurse’s office, school would let out in five minutes. There was no reason to go back to my personal hell.

I went back to the gym and I grabbed my books and went to my locker, with Mike silently followed behind like a sick little puppy and it was getting annoying.

“Mike you can go now. Really I feel fine. I’m a big girl.”

“It’s fine. I thought I could help you carry your books and help you to your car.”

“Well, actually Mike I’m getting picked up. So it may be a little while.”

“By whom?”

“Jacob!”

“Oh… well I can still help you carry your books and keep you company while your waiting.” I knew it was no use arguing with him, so I gave up.

We walked out to the parking lot and I didn’t see Jacob yet, so I sat down on the bench, by the cafeteria; where I could easily see his car when he pulled up.

Mike sat down next to me and then scooted himself closer, a little too close for my opinion. I shifted myself away a little, but he just continued to move himself closer again. If we continued this then I would soon be pushed off the bench. Please hurry Jacob!!! I thought.

“Bella, can I ask you something a little personal?”

“You can ask it, I just may not answer, but go ahead.” He seemed shocked by my response, but continued anyway.

“What do Jacob or Cullen have, that I don’t?” I was not expecting that question. So my response can out a bit jumbled.

“Uh… it’s not something that they have that you don’t… I don’t know… I guess you… I can’t explain…you can’t explain when it comes to true love. I mean you’ll always be my first friend here, but nothing more, sorry” There that should shut him up. Instead it did the opposite. Mike put his hand on mine. I tried to pull away, but he kept it firmly in place.

“Mike let go!”

“Bella, please I just want to go the dance with you. Is that to much to ask?”

“Mike we will be no more than just friends, or maybe not even friends after this. Now let GO!!!” I was too busy fighting with Mike that I didn’t notice Jacob pull up. The next thing I knew Jacob had Mike pinned up against the brick wall of the school office building.

“Get your hands off her!” He was shaking so hard that I thought he would turn into a werewolf right then and there.

I rushed up to Jacob and pulled on his arm that was holding Mike against the wall.

“Jacob, be careful we don’t want anything to happen. You don’t want to turn into that something. So calm down.”

He put Mike down and I held his hand. I dragged him a safe distance away from Mike. He slowly started to calm himself down, taking deep breaths.

“We should go.” I insisted

“Ok, hold on for a minute.” He rushed over to Mike, before I could stop him. He firmly grabbed his shoulders and looked him straight in the eye with a protective look.

“You are not to touch her ever again!!! Got it?”

“I would never hurt her. Since who’s going to stop me if she doesn’t mind?”

“I will! And by the way she does mind!”

“Like you would fight me.”

“You don’t want me to fight you!”

“Oh, why is that?”

“Because I would kill you!” he came back over to me and placed a warm hand on the small of my back.

“Come on, Bella let’s go.” He grabbed my books from me so I wouldn’t have to carry them. I assume he saw my hand wrapped in the splint. I saw Mike kick the table and then double over in pain. I giggled at that as I was dragged away by Jacob.