Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight. Twilight and its characters belong to Stephanie Meyer. I am not Meyer. This story is for entertainment only and is not part of the official story line.
Story begins at page 124 in Eclipse.
"Did it happen to you?" I finally asked, still looking away. "This love-at first-sight thing?"
Jacob was silent, and I looked up. I had a sick feeling in my gut, like I already knew the answer. I had no idea why I was reacting this way. Obviously Jacob could imprint on someone else.
A ghost of the hole in my chest started to open up. Idly, I wondered who the imprintee was. She would be lucky, of course, to have someone as warm and caring as Jacob, but a small part of me felt jealous. It was selfish, but I wanted Jacob to myself.
" So who is it?" I asked, trying to sound upbeat.
Jake looked at me incredulously, before turning it away. "It doesn't matter."
"What do you mean? Of course it matters," I protested. I was actually curious now.
"C'mon," he said, " Let's talk about something else."
"No, Jake, really. I want to know."
"Don't get upset okay? This won't change anything between us," Jake cautioned.
I nodded. We would still be friends, and that was a relief. I needed Jacob Black in my life.
Jake took my hand, and the warmth was comforting. " It's you. I imprinted on you, Bella. From the moment I saw you after I transformed."
"Jake..." I started.
He cut me off. "I know, Bella, I know. You love the bloodsucker. That's why I didn't want to tell you, but now that you know, just remember that I'll always be waiting for you. In case that leech leaves again, I'll be there for you. I would never hurt you, Bella, and I want you to be happy."
My heart seemed to be stuck in my throat. "Maybe I should leave now," I choked out, stepping away.
"What? But you just got here! I'll be good, I promise. I'll be your friend. Nothing more. I don't know when I'll see you again. "
I looked into his deep black eyes, and I could tell he was being sincere.
"I would, Jake, but I'm meeting Angela Weber after this. We can talk next time."
"When is next time?" he asked, sounding a bit hurt. It made my heart ache. After all, his pain was my pain.
"The next time he's away." I promised.
"Away?" Jacob rolled his eyes. "That's a nice way to describe what he's doing. Disgusting parasites."
"I'll be back as soon as I can."
Jacob leaned over and brushed his lips over the back of my hand. "I'll be waiting."
I drove the way home slowly, knowing that I would have to face Edward. The road was wet, and gleamed in the weak sunlight. I was trying to untangle the knots in my brain. Jacob had imprinted on me, which meant we were soulmates. Thinking back, it wasn't much of a surprise. He was my sun. Being with him was as easy and natural as breathing. But then what about-
It dawned on me that Edward would know about this. He would have picked up Jacob's thoughts. And he didn't tell you, a snide voice in my head whispered. I pulled over to the side of the road once I was sure I had crossed the border, waiting.
It didn't take long. I saw his silver Volvo speeding towards me, before he blurred to my side.
I took a moment to stare, drinking in his beautiful copper hair, and scorching ocher eyes. "Hey," I said tentatively.
"Bella," he said carefully. "Do you have any idea how worried I was?"
I didn't answer. I felt like a child, being scolded by her parents.
I heard him repeat my name before I tried to say anything. "Jacob needed me," I replied.
"He's dangerous," Edward murmured in his velvety voice. " Alice can't see you when you're with him. I was going to risk breaking the treaty to make sure that you were safe."
"No, Edward, you can't!" I pleaded, feeling a stab of panic. "Jake isn't dangerous."
"I need you, Bella," he replied simply.
"Jacob needs me too," I whispered in a low voice before adding," And you never told me he imprinted on me."
Edward's eyes flew to my face. "You're the very reason for my existence. I didn't want you to have a reason to leave me. I can't lose you."
He leaned towards me and touched my cheek. His hand was ice cold as he moved closer to press his lips to my collarbone. Slowly, he trailed kisses to my jaw, before reaching my lips.
Normally, I would have melted into his touch. This time, I flinched unwillingly. My body had remembered Jacob's warmth, making Edward feel ten times colder. He pulled away the instant I did.
"I'm sorry," he murmured, his tone silky and seductive.
"Edward," I said. "I need to sort things out with Jacob. I need to see him."
Edward's eyes were closed. "No."
"I'm hardly a child. I can take care of myself," I protested, feeling irritated.
I could feel his cool lips on my forehead. "You mean too much to me Bella. I won't lose you."
I took a deep breath and started the engine to my truck, waiting for it to groan to life. I was going to have to find a way to get to Jacob, with or without Edward's permission.
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