"Edward, you can't really mean this. You can't just decide what's you think is best for me. I need you Edward. I love you with all of my heart!" I was crying now

"You were a distraction for me…. your not good for me Bella." He said coolly

"Where is this coming from? If this is about what happened at the party…"

"Bella, I don't want you! Can't you understand that?"

"No…this isn't happening. This can't be happening!" I murmured softly

"I'm leaving Bella, but before I go, please promise me you wont do anything reckless or stupid."

I didn't answer him…I just stared blankly at him.

"Promise me Bella," he said in his velvety voice

"No Edward! I can't promise you anything. You have no right to ask me to do anything for you!" I turned to walk away into the forest…he grabbed my arm

"Bella…. where are going?"

"Please just let me go!" I cried "Edward…I hurt…my heart hurt too much!"

"Bella?"

I turned to face him…I wanted him to see my pain "I've given you my heart Edward, and you've crushed it. How am I supposed to feel? My heart is breaking…"

"Just promise me you wont do anything reckless…please Bella!" a worried look crossed his face

"That's a promise…I don't think I can keep Edward. I love you Edward. Nothing will change how I feel about you."

"I better go…my family is waiting for me." He said

"Edward…If you ever think of me…say…100 years from now…remember that once…long ago… I loved you with all of my heart…That I wanted to spend forever with you…I wanted to love you always…but I guess love just wasn't enough for you…I just wasn't good enough to spend forever with…for anyone to love…" I turned walking off into the woods.

I walked for miles…or what seemed like miles…I sat down on a rock and cried. How was I to go on…how was I going to survive…Edward had been my life…my love…now I was empty…I closed my eyes ad drifted off to sleep….

"Bella? Bella can you hear me?" It was Charlie's voice…my eyes fluttered open…and I saw his worried face…"Oh thank god! Your safe now honey…thank god Jake found you!"

"Dad…I'm fine. Please don't cry…I'm fine…I'll be fine"

"How is she Charlie?" someone asked from the hallway

"She'll be fine Jacob…she's awake now. Thank you so much for bringing her home!"

"Jacob?" I croaked

"Yes Bella? How are you feeling?"

"I'll be okay…How did you fine me?"

"I was out hiking in the woods… you were asleep on a rock…I tired to wake you up…but you wouldn't…I knew where you lived…I figured you were lost…so I brought you home."

I noticed he was holding my hand…"Thank you Jacob…I was lost…you saved me." I tried to smile at him…he smiled back…

"Do you mind if I come check on you tomorrow…see how you are?"

"That would be fine…"

"Get some rest…I'll see you soon!"

I closed my eyes and drifted to sleep…replaying the events of the previous day in my mind. He was gone…he didn't love me…I was only a distraction…that about summed it up.

The next morning Jacob kept his promise…he came to visit me…and the next day…. and the next…

Time passed and we were inseparable…Jacob had picked up my pieces…I was almost whole…thanks to Jake! The last night before he left he promised me that we would be doing something special today…and I couldn't wait. Jacob held a special place in my heart…he was my best friend…and I loved him.

I was in the bathroom when I heard the doorbell ring…Charlie must have answered it. I was just getting out of the shower…I brushed thru my hair and pulled it with a couple of clips…I put my robe on and crossed into my room…

Jacob was on my bed and he startled me as I came in and fell to the floor…"God Jake you scared me!" He came over and picked me up…

"Bella, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to frighten you! Charlie told me to come up…sorry."

"It's okay…I'll just be a minute…" I walked over to my dresser and pulled out a bra and panties. I felt hot breath behind me as Jake pulled my robe off of my shoulder and kissed my neck….

"Cut it out Jake! Charlie is down stairs!"

"But you feel so good Bella! I just can't resist!"

"Well try! Out…out…!" I pushed him out the door so I could get dressed.

I was downstairs in less that 5 minutes and he was sitting in the kitchen

"You can't blame me for trying!"

"No. I guess I can't!" I bent over to kiss his cheek. He moved slightly…and I was kissing his lips…He felt so warm and soft…I put my arms around his neck pulling him in deeper and he responded. Our tongues entwined in a dance… it felt like electricity passing between us. I pulled away quickly…but he looked intently to my face…"Wow Bella…that was amazing!"

I couldn't respond…it was amazing…but was it enough.

"So Jake…what are we doing today?"

"Oh…it's a surprise…I'm going to need to blindfold you!"

"You're going to what…?"

"Trust me Bell…you'll love it!"

"Okay! Lets do it!"

Jake helped me into the truck…and we were off. I of course had no idea where we where going…it was a complete mystery!

The truck suddenly stopped…and Jake was out and helping me out…I tried to use my other senses to determine where we were, this place smelled kind of funny…sort of farm like…

He took my hand and placed it on something warm and hairy…"Is this what I think it is?"

"What do you think it is Bella?"

"If we are going horse back ridding then I am the happiest girl in the world!"

Jake removed the blindfold and in front of me was the most beautiful horse I had ever seen…it was a solid black horse…I turned to Jake and hugged him so tightly…I took his face in my hands and kissed him with everything I had…

"If I had know I'd get this kind of reaction I would have brought you here long ago!" he chuckled

We walked the horses to the meadow…and Jake helped me mount my horse…it's name was Coal…because of its color…sometimes people just weren't original with name!

Jake was on Lucy…and we trotted into the meadow. "So…lets see what this horse is made of!" Jake teased as he took off at a gallop …I quickly followed catching up with him…we went over a few jumps... this was fantastic…I hadn't done this in so long! The fresh air in my lungs…today…it felt good to be alive…but I felt like that everyday with Jake by my side!

I turned to the trail in the woods and started down it. Coal hesitated a bit but I pushed him forward…I turned to see if Jake was behind me…but he was still out in the meadow…I pushed forward and increased our pace…I heard a velvety voice call out to me…."Bella!" I looked around but saw no one…I heard it again but this time…I saw him…standing next to a tree…he stepped out frightening the horse…Coal reared up…kicking the air…I screamed as the horse took off fast…running into the forest…

I heard Edward calling out for me…then I heard Jacob…he was trying to follow…I tried to calm the animal but it was no use…he was too frightened…I looked behind me to see Edward in pursuit…I saw his face wrinkle in agony…then I felt why.

I was knocked off the horse by a low hanging branch…falling to the ground…I rolled down an embankment and hit my head on a rock…I could hear Edward at my side…crying out my name…Jacob telling him to get his leech hands off of me…informing him that I was his and he had no right to touch me.

I slowly opened my eyes…."Jake? What happened?"

"Your horse was frightened…he took off and you fell off. Do you remember?"

"Yes…Jake…my head hurt real bad…"

"You have a large cut…probably a concussion we need to get you to the hospital."

"I thought I saw Edward…it was really strange. "

"Bella, I'm here…" I must be imagining it…it sounded like Edward

I pulled myself up with my right hand…I cringed when I moved the left…it was broken…I was sure of it…after all I did land on it…I looked to see Edward and Jacob staring each other down…growling…. great just great I thought.

I took my shirt off; I had a tank on underneath. I cried in pain and I tried to tie the arms of the shirt together…the cry caught their attention

"Oh Bella! What are you doing? Why did you take your shirt off?" Edward asked

Jake reached out taking my shirt from me…the tied the ends together with ease… and handed it back…

I slipped it over my head to secure my arm…and walked away from all of the testosterone filled anger…

"Bella…please love…why wont you answer me?" Edward was at my side

"Jake…where did Coal go…did you see?"

"He's over there…grazing…"

"Thank you Jake…' and with that I walked over to my horse…leaving Edward on the trail.

I tried to mount my horse with my injured arm…I was having problems. Jake came up behind me…and pulled me to him.

"Are you okay Bella?" kissing the top of my head

"I'll be fine…I just am feeling really sleepy…we need to get back...Please help me up."

"Sure Sure! Not a problem Bella" as he pushed me up into the saddle.

I looked over to Edward…his eyes filled with concern and confusion…Jake had gotten back on his horse…and I pushed Coal into action…braking into a run past Edward and Jacob…. out into the meadow

I was in pain…both physical and emotional what the hell was he doing back here…maybe he didn't hurt me enough last time…I needed to be alone…I needed to think…but I realized I wasn't alone…I had Jake…when we got back to the truck he pulled me off the horse holing me in his arms... tightly to his chest…I looked back toward the meadow seeing Edward at the tree line…Jacob kissed my lips…as he took me to the truck…I'm sure Edward saw that…I had moved on like he wanted…I was going to have a normal life…like he wanted…But if that was what he truly wanted…why was he back….?