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Chapter 1 Birthday


"Ugh! Why me?!" I mumbled to myself as I opened the door to my car with tears pouring down my eyes.

Today is my birthday and I was about to have a dinner date with my boyfriend, Jacob Black. Jake and I have been together for more than two years now and he is everything to me. After getting dumped in just about every relationship I have been in, being with Jake just felt right. Actually, before tonight I was pretty sure that he would be the one I would be spending my entire life with. Apparently, I was wrong.

Earlier that Afternoon

Cause you're all I want, You're all I need
You're everything, everything
You're all I want your all I need
You're everything, everything.
You're all I want you're all I need.
You're everything, everything
You're all I want you're all I need, you're everything, everything.

"Hello?" I answered my phone hoping it was Jake.

"Oh my gosh Bella happy birthday! So how would my bestfriend be celebrating her birthday?" Alice asked with a little too much enthusiasm.

"Al I already told you I won't be having a big party or anything. I already made plans with Jake tonight for a dinner date at my favorite Italian Restaurant in Manhattan." I replied hiding my disappointment that it wasn't Jake.

"Geez Bella! I don't want to sound rude or anything but you are so totally obsessed with Jake. You should try living a life that doesn't always revolve around the man Bells! It's not healthy." she said with a little annoyance on her voice.

"Alice it's just that Jake has been busy these past months. We barely have time to go out on dates anymore. Even our conversations are always cut down short. I just want this night to be our night. I promise to make it up to you tomorrow night okay? We'll have a girls' night out with Rose." I replied to her while taking a sip at my now cold coffee after totally forgetting about it the moment I opened my laptop.

"Alright Bells! I swear if it wasn't your birthday I am so not agreeing to this." Alice replied with laughter in her voice.

"Thanks Al. I'll see you guys tomorrow. Bye."

I looked at the wall clock across my office desk and realized that I only have an hour left before my date. I quickly grabbed my laptop and went straight to my car and drove like a maniac.

The drive home was actually fast for a change considering that traffic jams are part of living in New York. I took a quick shower and got into the new dress my mom sent me yesterday. (picture on my profile) Since I only have half an hour left, I just blow dried my hair and put a little eyeliner and lip gloss on. After checking myself on the mirror for the last time I quickly grabbed my purse and went straight to my car.

After driving for 10 minutes I finally arrived at my favorite restaurant, Bella Italia. I've discovered this small Italian restaurant while I was on my junior year in college. The quiet ambiance and the amazing food is what really made me fall in love with it. This is the place where I've always imagined myself getting engaged and spending dinner dates with the love of my life. That's why when Jacob and I celebrated our 1st anniversary, I didn't think twice of bringing him to my secret place. Besides Alice and Rose, Jake is the only person I brought to Bella Italia. I've always trusted him more compared to my previous boyfriends. In fact, I was pretty sure that when the time comes Jake would be proposing me to this exact place.

"Miss Swan it's nice to see you again. It's been too long since you and Mr. Black have been here. Right this way please." Francois greeted me warmly as he led our way to my usual table.

"Thank you Francois." I thanked him as I sat down and waited for Jake.

30 minutes has already passed and there is still no sign of Jake. I decided to call him since I got no reply from my last text message which I sent 15 minutes ago.

The subscriber cannot be reached please try again later.

Why is Jake's phone turned off?! This is so not like him. By this time anger is starting to get the best of me. I never got a single greeting from him the entire day. No phone calls and he never replied to any of my text messages. What's going on?! I picked up my purse and went to the restroom and dialed Alice's number.

Just so you know

This feeling is taking control of me

And I can't help it

I won't sit around

I can't let it win now

Thought you should know I…

"Hi Bella! What's up?" Alice answered the phone.

"Uhm hi Alice… Have you by any chance heard from Jake?" I asked her while trying hard to control the tears that are on the verge of spilling from my eyes.

"Ahh no Bella I haven't heard from him? Wait a minute I thought you guys are on a date? Isn't he there with you?" Alice asked confused.

"No Alice.. uhmm aah.. Jake uhmm." I was mumbling incoherent words and I knew Alice wouldn't miss the fact that I was already starting to cry.

"He stood you up again didn't he! Oooh! I so wanna hurt that jerk! Bella you can't keep letting him do this to you! For crying out loud it's your birthday and he did this to you! " Alice was practically furious by now.

This isn't the first time actually. The last time Jake didn't made it on our dinner date and I called Alice she was so pissed that she was about to hunt Jake down.

"Al.. maybe he got caught up in work or something… uhmm I'll just stop by his place tonight to check." I managed to reply while sobbing.

"Bella… do you want me to come and get you? Jasper and Rose is with me we could get you and you could stay at my place tonight." She asked me and by her tone I know she is really worried.

"No Alice I can manage. I'll just stop by his place. I'll be going now. I'll call when I get home. Thanks Al. I love you."

"Bells be careful okay. We'll talk later. Love you too."

After I hang up my phone I placed it back inside my purse and I started to wipe away the tears from my face. I was a mess. I walked out from the restroom and went towards the exit. Before I stepped outside I saw Francois and he gave me a small smile.

I walked towards my car and got in. I sped away towards Jake's condo not caring if I was speeding above the allowed speed limit. All I wanted to know is why Jake has been acting this way for months now. He was never like this before. I need to find out what is going on no matter what it takes.

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