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?
7. I'd move heaven and earth just to be with you.
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I sighed as I looked at him and I bit my lip. I hated it when I was so vulnerable. Sam was the only one that really saw me when I was vulnerable. Honestly, I would rather keep it that way too. I definitely didn't need Paul or Embry making me live it down.
"I don't want to hurt, Sam," I admitted as a sob broke free from my lips and I inhaled a deep breath. "I… I don't want you to leave me again."
The water came down harder and he pressed his forehead against mine. "Lee-Lee, I love you. I love you so fuckin' much. You're my imprint and I'm yours. We'll make it. Even with us being stubborn, we'll be there for each other no matter what."
Before I had a chance to react, I then felt the softest of lips touching mine.
"Honestly… the only thing that I really want to do is to kiss you, Bella."
Those words kept on entering my head over and over each time I glanced at him where he would flash that handsome, boyish grin in my direction. The thought that I was even thinking of kissing him was appalling, but not disgusting in the least bit. I mean, technically, we were supposed to be together by his words, which I was still getting used to the idea. We were soul mates really and I chuckled to myself at that word.
"What's so funny?" he asked as he was holding a picture frame in his hand when he moved closer to me where I fidgeted with the shirt that was in my hand.
"Nothing," I muttered under my breath as I looked down at the ground.
"Tell me, Bella. You can tell me anything," Jacob told me as he moved closer to me where he backed me up into the wall, making me gulp just the slightest bit where he just smiled at me.
"Um… no, that's okay," I said as my cheeks with embarrassment and I bit down on my lower lip, shaking my head.
"Bella, honey, tell me," he whispered as he set the picture frame down on the desk that I was standing next to and he smiled over at me, leaning in close. "I won't bite… well, unless you want me to."
I could not believe his words and I was completely mortified. How could he say things like that with a straight face? It was ridiculous that he could make me so flustered when I was already a blushing fool. Besides Edward, Jacob was the only one to make me react to his words, and it was ridiculous, but I didn't mind. Did I?
"Oh my God, Jacob!" I said with a roll of my eyes as I stared at him with a shake of my head to those words that had left his lips.
When he grinned, moving closer to me, I inhaled his scent that I couldn't shake out of my head. With his hands above my head, he bent his head so close that I could smell the pine, oak, and leather from his body from his patrolling from earlier that morning.
Before I had a chance to collect my thoughts, I felt the softest lips against mine. With my eyes wide in shock, I couldn't help it, and I fluttered my eyes closed, clutching my fists down at my sides. He was so powerful – more than I could even imagine in a single kiss the more he fused his lips against my lips or nibbled at my lower lip.
I pulled away from Bella's lips, seeing how red and swollen they were, and I had to control myself from kissing her again because I definitely didn't want to be in the boat that Sam and Leah were in because that was the last thing I would ever want.
No, I wanted Bella to want this. I just couldn't help but wonder what it would be like and I hoped that Bella wouldn't try to hit me. God knows she would end up hurting herself.
"I like it when you call me honey," she admitted with flushed cheeks, looking up at me with a bite of her lip, lowering her gaze to the floor. "But don't call me 'love', okay?"
I stopped myself as I looked into those eyes of hers that told me why. Edward. That damn leech had called her that and I would be sure that she wouldn't be in any pain because of a single word. If I ever saw him, it would take more than Sam to hold me back.
"I'm sorry. I should've known," I said with a frown on my face as I slid one of my hands from above her head on the wall to her cheek, cupping it gently. "I promise you that I will never hurt you, Bella. I'd do anything to protect you from anything and everything."
I growled as I watched Paul, Jared, Embry, and Quil laugh harder when they teased me. I was so glad that Bella was not around because I definitely did not need to be made fun of in front of her. No, it was more than that. They were making my life hell even though I had to admit that my life was pretty content.
"Oh! Do you remember when Bella left… how miserable you were," Embry teased, nudging me on the side as he took a bite of the drumstick in his hand.
"I wish Bella would call," Paul laughed.
"I wish Bella wouldn't call," Jared cracked up laughing, slapping me in the shoulder.
Embry snickered under his breath. "Maybe I should call Bella."
And then, Quil had to end it, of course. "Maybe I should call Bella and hang up."
"You four are annoying. Shut up," I said with a groan, wanting to die of humiliation more than ever.
"Ah, man, you're in love," Embry swooned and I snatched the chicken from the counter that he was about to grab when more laughter rang in my ears. "It's so sweet."
"And you're about to get out of here," I groaned in disgust as I looked at the four of them before my eyes landed on Embry. "It's your entire fault, man. You don't see me getting on your case about bedding everything with skirts, nice legs, and breasts, do you?"
Embry rolled his eyes. "What climbed up your ass, man?"
"Nothin'," I mumbled as I grabbed a plate, gathering the amount of chicken that Bella had made me last night after I had taken her home after our walk on the beach. "Absolutely fuckin' nothing."
"Whoa… what the hell is with you?" Paul inquired as he glanced to me, grabbing himself a bowl of potato salad from the refrigerator, and he shook his head.
"I just – never mind," I growled as I glared at the four of them when we walked outside on the front porch of my house. "I don't need you teasing me about this… definitely not this."
Although, when I said that, I regretted it. Jared and Paul were the only ones to fully understand what I was going through. Jared had imprinted on a girl named Kim and Paul had imprinted on my sister, Rachel. I couldn't get the fact that the leech had really fucked Bella up that I couldn't even call her 'love'. Oh yeah, if I saw him, I'd make him suffer, and no one would be able to stop me.
"It's about Bella, isn't it?" Jared asked with a raised eyebrow as he looked over at me while finishing his drumstick he had been eating. "Look, I know how –"
I growled low in my throat. "No… you have no fucking clue, Jared. Your imprint wasn't in love with a vampire. He didn't leave her in woods where Sam found her. You have no idea what's going through my head. Hell, if I was a wolf right now, you'd hear every damn thing, and trust me, that's not something that you want to hear. So, no, don't you even start that you understand what I'm going through. Don't you even think about saying that!"
"No!" I seethed as I stared at Embry, shaking my head. "Do you know that I can't even call her 'love' if I wanted to? I mean, sure, I wasn't going to, but that damn leech screwed up Bella big time that I can't even take her places or call her certain endearments if I wanted to…"
I sighed as I turned my head to see Emily and I frowned. She walked over to me and she held out a freezer bag with fudge brownie. It was the one thing that I could eat that she knew cheered me up, but how did she even know I was in a foul mood?
"We're going to go before you snap at us again, which is something neither of us even want," Quil mumbled as I watched the four of them leave me alone with Emily.
For a split second, I thought I caught Embry staring at her a little too long, but I was probably wanting to see that.
"I take it that Bella and you have taken the next step," she said as she walked into the house when I held the door open. "That's really good, Jacob."
"I think so too," I said as I looked down at my feet when I followed her into the kitchen, noticing the bag of food in her hand. "What are you doing here?"
"Well, Bella, Rachel, and Angela are going to spend a little more time together. She called me to see if I could-"
"I don't need a cook," I mumbled as I crossed my arms over my chest, holding up the bag of fudge, forcing a smile on my face. "I got me some chocolate fudge brownies."
"And chicken… which is almost gone," Emily said as she pulled out the food and my eyes widened.
"Oh, Emily… you're going to make me some fish… Harry Clearwater's infamous fish?"
I heard her chuckle and nod her head in my direction. "Yeah, I am going to help you make a dinner for you and Bella for tonight, Jacob. Now, spill. What's got you so upset?"
I hung up my phone as I watched Angela go into the changing room. Over the time I had been in Florida, I had grown accustomed to going shopping because my mother liked it, but it hadn't been so bad when I went shopping with Alice. Even though Edward broke my heart, I could never hate Alice. After all, she was my best friend. I knew Jacob wouldn't like that either, but she was the one person I could count on. Sure, she wasn't around, but I still loved her like she was a sister.
"Bella, are you all right?" Rachel asked me after Angela shut the dressing room door to try on the several outfits that Rachel had handed to her.
Maybe she was the only one I could really talk to. Jacob was my best friend, but he was also the guy that I could see myself with. I couldn't talk to him about relationship things or well, this. He would be livid. I knew it deep down, or at least, that's what I thought.
"Not really. I'm pretty sure you've heard of the Cullen vampires?" I asked her. When she nodded her head, I continued on. "Well, I can never forgive Edward, but his sister… she was my best friend. I just really miss her. I know she wouldn't support my relationship with Jacob, but she'd be happy for me. I just really, really miss her, that's all. I don't really have a female friend and-"
Rachel placed her hand on my arm, her gentle grip stopping me, and she laughed. "You sure do talk a lot when you're nervous, don't you?"
I found myself blushing as I looked at her. I realized that Rachel and Jacob were a lot alike the more I heard her speak or even the way she acted. It was weird that she wasn't a wolf. Jacob did tell me that it was rare for a female to carry that werewolf gene, though.
"I don't mean to talk too much."
"It's okay. But, Bella, if you ever need a friend to talk to about this whole imprint situation, I'm here. After all, I do know what it's like," she winked at me with a grin on her face. "It's not easy being an imprint to temperamental men like Paul and Jake, but they'd do anything for us. If that's not a destiny call, then I don't know what is, Bella."
I nodded my head and I felt her hug me before she pulled away again when Angela came out of the dressing room with the items she was going to keep.
Rachel leaned in close to my ear. "Just to let you know, you have my number, and you can call me whenever to talk about any wolf questions."
It was about a few hours later as I watched Emily take the cake out from the oven and my stomach growled at the smell of it. This was like torture, especially since my hunger was making itself known. Emily had cooked so many dishes and I wasn't supposed to touch any single one of them. Was she nuts?
"You're awful," I grumbled as I watched her set the cake down on top of the cover, grabbing the foil to wrap up the other dishes. "I'm hungry and you keep cooking. It's not fair."
Emily laughed. "You're like a child, Jacob."
She laughed again as she placed a hand on my shoulder. "So, do you think you can talk to Bella about your fears?"
I sighed as reality came settling back on me and I nodded my head. "I really don't have a choice."
"Not really, but I think it'll be good for the two of you. All you need to do is tell Bella how much she truly means to you, Jacob, and everything will work out."
I had a ridiculous look on my face at her words. "How are you so good at this? Do you have that much experience in this?"
When she looked at me, she looked nervous. "It's all right, but I guess you could say that."
I nodded my head and I decided not to pry since she wanted to keep her relationship quiet and under wraps.
"Thank you very much, Emily."
- 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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