Gravity Won't Let Go
When the Cullens left Forks after the incident on Bella's birthday, she turned to Jacob, but a few months after that, Jacob also pushed away from her after imprinting on her. Due to Bella's nightmares coming back more and more, Charlie sent Bella to live with her mother in Jacksonville. Because of the imprint, Jacob would check on her to make sure she was safe. It's been two years since anyone's seen Bella. What happens when Jacob and Bella reunite?
2. So, he would move heaven and earth for her.
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"Because if not, Sam will probably persuade your mother in letting you go," Emily laughed as she looked at me with a twinkle in her eyes. "We both know that your mother still has a soft spot for the two of you getting back together."
Oh God, Emily was right. My mother still bragged about Sam and there was nothing that would change her mind too. Damn, I had to invite Sam. I really didn't want to talk to him, though.
"Fine," I mumbled as I got to my feet. I fixed the strings on my khaki shorts, tying them together, and I looked at her. "Let me go find this boy…"
"Leah, Sam's not a boy anymore. He hasn't been a boy in years. Sam is a man – a man that looks like a sinful God."
I laughed at her words. Of course he didn't look like a boy anymore. None of the guys in the pack did. Geez, what have I gotten myself into?
I smiled as I watched Leah put the cheese on the lasagna, but I noticed that something was up. Leah and I had met when my truck had broken down on the side of the road when she had been running. She asked me if I needed help and I learned that she was good at fixing cars. It had reminded me of Jacob. We had that terrible fight together a few days after he fixed my red truck.
Leah and I had bonded over the time we had met, and I had found out a few weeks later that she knew Jacob and the fact that she was from La Push too. Yeah, that thought alone had baffled me. But she was a nice girl, so I didn't start thinking crazy things immediately.
Jacob had been my best friend as he had been the one person I could turn to ever since Edward broke my heart. It had hurt terribly when Edward left me. Working on helping Jacob fix those motorcycles had definitely been the highlight of my life. He had promised me that he would never hurt me. Yet, he did.
"Bella, are you all right?"
I looked over at Leah and I nodded my head, pouring the sauce over the lasagna, taking a deep breath.
"Yeah, I'm just thinking. It's no biggie."
"No biggie?" Leah scoffed as she rolled her eyes, giving me a weary look. "You only say that when you have things on your mind? Is it Charlie or the lovely Jacob?"
Leah was one of my closest friends besides Angela, who was pretty awesome. When I had found out that Leah's mother was Sue, I had been in shock, but that only made us closer. Leah was older by two years and she was like a protective, older sister.
"I can never hide anything from you, can I?" I asked with a shake of my head as I looked at Leah, who shook her head. "I've just been thinking about Jake and our last fight. I can't even imagine how dinner is going to go tonight."
"Speaking of dinner, I invited someone too. Is that all right?"
I looked at Leah with a grin. "Who did you invite?"
Oh man, I had to admit that this was freakin' brilliant. I really didn't think that Leah was going to invite me over for dinner, but she did. I had actually been thinking of calling Sue. After all, I had been the one person in Leah's life during high school that she enjoyed seeing. I chuckled, remembering how that conversation with Leah went.
"Sam, put the phone down."
I saw Leah standing in the middle of my living room and I had to bite my tongue from smiling at seeing her. Oh man, who would have thought that she would be the one for me? I sure as hell didn't even think that Leah was going to be the girl that made me feel so good.
"Why?" I frowned as I crossed my arms over my chest, sliding the phone into the palm of my hand, my eyes never leaving her once. "I was just about to make a phone call."
"My mother – you were about to call my mother, weren't you?" Leah growled as she glared at me, tapping her foot against the mahogany wood of the living room. "And don't you dare try to lie to my face, Sam. I know you."
I grinned at her. "That you do, Lee-Lee."
Leah glared at me once again and she slid her body closer so that she was standing directly in front of me. "Do not call me that, Sam."
I frowned. She was the only girl that could make me feel all these emotions that were stirring throughout my entire body. How was it that she could make me feel this way? None of the guys in the pack had ever seen me become so weak and it scared me so much.
"Aw, why not, Leah? It suits you."
"Just because you imprinted on me doesn't mean we're going to be together," Leah snapped as she crossed her arms over her chest, which matched my own, shaking her head. "And to think that I was going to be the bigger person in inviting you to dinner tonight, but maybe –"
"Wait, Leah!" I breathed out as I let my hands drop from my chest, causing the phone to drop to the floor as I looked over at her. "You were going to invite me?"
"I… I was but –"
"Please, Leah, I'd like to come to dinner," I told her as I stepped forward, my dark eyes looking into her own. I eventually pulled myself away from them. "I'll even bring some delicious desserts too."
I jumped out of my thoughts as I walked out the front door of my house and I looked around, seeing a few of the guys from the pack talking, and I sighed heavily. I couldn't help but wonder how the dinner was going to go tonight. I could feel myself getting nervous. As I walked back into the house, I walked to my room to see what I would wear tonight since I had to wear a shirt tonight.
I had definitely been surprised that Bella wasn't upset at all when I told her who I invited. Then again, when we were in Jacksonville, I told her about my relationship with him. Yeah, I still loved him, but the imprint only confused me. I knew what the imprint was, but it was like it wasn't giving me a choice of who I wanted to be with. It was basically saying that I was destined to be with Sam.
After learning that Seth had a date with some girl, I knew this night was going to be a long one. I knew that for sure when my mother had told me that I had to dress nice since Sam was coming by and she wanted me to look my best. I swear, Sue Clearwater, my loving, doting mother, sometimes stuck her head where it didn't belong. Then again, I still loved her for everything that she did. So, here I was, in a pair of black pants and a dark green off the shoulder top my mother bought.
"Leah, you look gorgeous."
I rolled my eyes at my mother's words and I heard the snicker that left Bella's lips. "What's so funny, Bells?"
"Nothing, Leah. Nothing at all."
My eyes softened a bit when I heard the doorbell. I knew that Billy, Jacob, and Sam were here, since I could hear them outside the door. Jacob was nervous and Billy was trying to calm his son down, while Sam was smiling from being invited. I rolled my eyes at that factor.
"The guys are here," I mumbled under my breath. Bella, my mother, and Charlie looked at me with a raised eyebrow. "What?"
As the doorbell rang, my mother looked at me with a shake of her head. "I just don't know how you knew that."
"I could hear Billy talking to Jacob, Mom. They're not the quietest," I said with a shrug of my shoulders as I heard Charlie pull the door open, inviting the guys in.
The whole way to Charlie and Bella's house, my father was gloating. Everyone in the pack knew I had imprinted on Bella, but I had never done or said anything. My father thought that when Bella left, I should have gone to apologize, but I was such a chicken to even do that. Since I was so worried about her getting hurt, I followed her to Jacksonville, and when I wasn't there, Leah was there. I was so very thankful for Leah's watchful eye.
My eyes then drifted to where Leah was and my eyes fell on her, while she was obviously glaring at me. Bella was beyond gorgeous. The year apart had absolutely killed me. Sure, I would watch Leah so that Sue wouldn't worry about her only daughter, but it wasn't the same thing. Bella hadn't seen me once in Jacksonville since I made sure to keep a low profile.
"I am glad that you came to dinner," Charlie said while looking in my direction, giving me a stern look before smiling at me . "I haven't seen you around lately. Is everything all right?"
Sam cleared his throat, placing a hand on my shoulder. "I'm terribly sorry, Charlie. I've needed help on my car and Billy's told me what a mechanic he is. I didn't mean to keep him away."
Good lord, could Sam be more brilliant? Being around Bella wasn't helping me and I simply nodded my head at Bella's father. I never ever thought I could feel this way for Bella, especially when she was still giving me that angry look on her face since I walked in.
"That's quite all right."
I then excused myself from Charlie, Sam, and Billy where I then walked over to Bella, holding back my excitement that she was truly back in Forks.
"Hi, Bella, welcome home," I told her as I looked into her brown eyes as Leah excused herself.
I knew that Jacob and I would eventually run into each other. When Charlie had told me that Billy and Jacob were coming over tonight, I really didn't think it would happen this soon. The last time I saw Jacob, we got into that heated argument when he basically told me to scram. I had to admit that even as upset as I was still at him, I was honestly glad to see him. After all, he was my best friend too.
Even what he was wearing was truly pushing away my anger at him. Jacob was wearing some really nice jeans and a dark blue buttoned down shirt. This was definitely a lot better than seeing him out in the rain in just a pair of sneakers and denim cutoff shorts. I just had a feeling that he was hiding a lot from me.
"When did you get back from Jacksonville?"
As we walked into the kitchen where Leah was sitting at the counter, pouring herself a glass of juice, I bit my lip. I hadn't even been back too long, but it felt like forever.
"I've been back for two weeks."
As I saw the frown on his face when he learned I hadn't called him back after being back for two weeks, I pulled the lasagna out from the oven, setting it on the counter. Right as I set the food on the counter, both Sam and Jacob were inhaling the scent, standing on either side of me. What the hell? It was like they didn't eat.
Leah pulled Sam back by the arm since he was a bit too close to me.
"I'm a growing man, Leah," Sam whined as he looked over at the pan of lasagna.
"You're an annoying growing man, Sam. Sit your ass down!" Leah spat as she glared at him with a shake of her head.
"Oh! I love it when you get all bossy on me."
I sputtered water out of my mouth when I heard Sam's words and the next thing I saw was Leah slapping the back of his head before walking to the cabinet.
"Are they always like that?"
I heard Charlie's question when he helped Sue sit down, who just laughed. "Charlie, this is only the beginning. It's going to be an eventful dinner."
"Has Bella forgiven Jacob?"
I rolled my eyes at Charlie's question and I sighed. Geez, this was going to be a long ass night, and we all hadn't even sat down to eat.
- It's like she's the only one for you.
- So, he would move heaven and earth for her.
- When we're together, it doesn't hurt anymore.
- It's a connection that we can't lose.
- With every move you take, you're all I want.
- You are what matters in the world to me.
- I'd move heaven and earth just to be with you.
- When you're gone, you're all I think about.
- And so, you're the reason I exist.
- It's the motion of your heartbeat that keeps me together.
- When you're in pain, I can feel it.
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