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A/N: OH MY GOD. Thank you guys so much for being so wonderful and so encouraging! After the amazing response I got, of course I had to write more for you! It's been over a year since I've written, so forgive me if it's not the best. I'm trying to get back into it.
I looked up into my husband's eyes, wishing the stale taste in my mouth would go away. Sam and Emily, in each other's arms, were both staring at me, gauging my reaction. Though vampires were a sore subject for everyone on the reservation, they all knew that I was the touchiest of all.
Time passed so slowly during those moments in Emily's kitchen. Jacob's gaze was locked on mine. Finally, I managed to speak.
Jacob's eyes narrowed a bit as he proceeded with caution. "Well…we're not quite sure. We…er, well, the one that set us off was that redheaded woman, the one who used to come around here a lot, remember?"
I tried to speak, but could only nod.
"Well, it was her. She's the one…I mean…" he trailed off, throwing a pleading glance toward Sam.
"Jacob…there's something you're not telling me. What is it?"
He sighed deeply. "Oh, Bells…"
"Jacob! What is it?"
"Well, we were chasing the…redhead. And, well, we ran into someone…" he trailed off again, his eyes filled with a rage I hadn't noticed before.
"Who?" I breathed. My mind went to him, of course. Could it really be him? I had been ready to go over to that house. Was he back? His family? But they couldn't be back in Forks; it had only been nine years…
Nine years, but the feelings were so fresh. His face filled my mind. Those perfect features…I had to control my thoughts. Was that why I hadn't been able to stop thinking about him today? Because he was here? If that was true, that meant we had a connection. That thought excited and angered and saddened me, all at once. I couldn't even think straight.
"Bella? Bella! Are you okay?" Jacob's voice brought me back from my thoughts.
"I'm…yeah. I'm good."
He narrowed his eyes even further, staring intently into my own. "Are you really?"
"I…" I couldn't lie. I wasn't okay, and he knew it. Now I had a reason to be upset. I might as well make the most of it. I tried not to feel guilty for thinking that way.
"Bella…it's okay to be upset," Emily said softly.
"Jacob, I just have to know…was it him? Was it…Edward?"
The name made my lips go numb. I saw the fire in Jacob's eyes burn brighter. He gulped and choked out, "Yes."
That was it. I fell into the arms of my husband, letting the tears flow for the second time that day. This time, though, the tears shook me violently as all the memories flooded back, relentless. I tried to control myself, but I just couldn't stop. I heard Jacob speaking, felt his hands on my shoulders, my face, my hair…I heard Emily's soft voice and felt her delicate touch on my back. I was also vaguely aware of the other members of the pack coming in, saying things. None of this mattered. I could focus only on one thought.
Edward was back.
A/N: Once again, thank you guys SO MUCH for being so great to me. Hopefully the next chapter will be longer, but this was the best I could come up with for you tonight. I wanted to get an update as soon as possible to thank you all. Look for more! It'll come just as soon as I can possibly get it up, I promise. Hugs and kisses.