Chapter 1: Escape

No. How could Bella do this to me? How could she go and marry that filthy bloodsucker. I was there for her when Edward left her, I patched her back together.

I love her.

My body began to shake uncontrollably as I held the expensive paper in my hands. I had to leave the house before I hurt my father. I had to duck my head and squeeze my shoulders together as I left the tiny house.

"Be careful Jake." Said Billy

I looked back at him and nodded.

One foot hit the soft soil, then, all four paws collided with the ground.

Wolf was a poor word for what I am. I'm as large as a Kodiak Grizzly, and a thousand times stronger that any wolf.

At that moment I wasn't Jacob Black anymore, I wasn't anyone. And that is the way I wanted it to be.

I pushed my limbs as fast as they would carry me. Away from La Push, away from the Olympic Peninsula, and away from Washington.

I prayed that the others weren't in their wolf forms right now, I didn't want to talk. And I sure as hell don't want to go back.

Maybe I'll be able to find the girl that I'm supposed to imprint on.

I quickly pushed that thought away. Bella is the only girl that I will ever love.

Vampire or not.

I pushed on harder. My legs carrying me across the soft mossy hearth. The trees of the vast Washington forest passed me by in a blur.

There was one thing that I needed to do before I left.

With incredible speed I changed my direction and headed back to Forks. I had to see her, just one last time.

I had to act quickly, otherwise the future-seeing vampire would see Bella's future disappear and send her family after me.

I changed back into my human form and climbed the tree in front of her open window.

She was sound asleep. I noiselessly jumped into her room from my perch on the tree. She looked like sleeping beauty, her pale skin reflecting off of the moonlight. The steady sound of her even breathing calmed me.

I had to leave soon; Alice would know that I am here by now.

I gazed at her a second longer.

That's when it hit me.

Bella will never love me. I wasn't good enough for her, I mended her broken heart, and all she did was break mine in return. Yet, I couldn't bring myself up to be mad at the beautiful girl. I still love her too much.

I walked silently to her bed and kissed her on the forehead.

Quickly, I dashed out the window, and I hit the ground with a low thud.

The change into the wolf form is excruciating. You can feel every bone in your body break, and then the sweet release.

I ran, I didn't know where I was going yet, I just had to leave. I had to escape.