Page 376 - New Moon / This is after Jacob saves Bella, and they're in the truck in front of Charlie's house. The italicized portion was taken from the book, but I left a couple sentences out. This is the part right before Jacob smells the vampire, re-written my way. This story will be eight chapters long, and all eight are finished. I'll update each chapter everyday. I wrote this as a "prequel" sortof for a story I'm currently writing. I plan on having the current story finished, or at least more than halfway done before I start uploading. Anyways. Enjoy, and please review if you like it. Reviews make me very happy and motivated! :D

"Sorry. I know you don't feel exactly the way I do, Bells. I swear, I don't mind. I'm just so glad you're okay that I could sing- and that's something no one wants to hear." He laughed his throaty laugh in my ear.

My breathing kicked up a notch, sanding the walls of my throat.

Jake pressed his warm cheek against the top of my hair.

If I turned my face to the side- if I pressed my lips against his bare shoulder... I knew without any doubt exactly what would follow. It would be very easy. There would be no need for explanations tonight.

Butterflies assaulted my stomach as I thought about turning my head.

And then I made a choice- a conscious effort to stop thinking with my head and let my heart take over. I did it. I turned my head, ever so slightly, to the left, my lips pressed against Jacob's bare chest. My stomach was doing flips and twists and spins. Jacob held his breath. I barely pulled my head away before softly placing my lips on his chest again, in the same spot, so he knew I was serious, so his suspicions would be confirmed. No, this wasn't his imagination. I had just kissed Jacob Black.

He let out the breath he'd been holding and held my head with his hands. I shifted my body so my face was more level with his. His onyx eyes burned into mine and my face flushed. My stomach did another flip when I saw him smirk. Instinctively, we both leaned in towards each other, stopping when our faces were only millimeters apart. This is it. Time to let Edward go, and open my heart to Jake.

"Bella," he whispered, his voice low and huskier than usual, "Are you sure?"

I swallowed the lump in my throat and nodded, unable to speak.

Then it happened. His lips met mine with a softness and a heat that could not be described. I hadn't realized how rigid my body had been until I relaxed into his kiss. Simultaneously our lips parted, and his warm tongue met mine. An electric current flowed through my body as he pressed his lips just a little harder against mine. His fingers slid to the back of my head and knotted in my hair. My arms were wrapped tightly around his waist.

The kiss started to heat up, and things were getting more intense. My leg was cramping from the way I was sitting in the seat so I repositioned myself. That's when I felt the stiffness in his pants, and I immediately jumped out of the way. He moaned, exasperated.

"Uhm," I swallowed, hard. "Uhm, I'm sorry Jacob. I just can't.. I can't get too deep into this right now. I need to take baby steps." He smiled down at me, his teeth brilliantly white against his russet skin.

"That's fine, Bella. I understand completely. No rush."

I sighed with relief and scooted closer to him. I kissed him lightly on the cheek and leaned in to whisper in his ear. "Thank you, Jacob, for everything."

He was still smiling at me when he reached for the door of the truck. He took my hand in his and pulled me out of the truck with him. An arctic gust of wind blew right past us and Jacob turned green.

"UGH!" he exclaimed, "Holy crap!" I stared at him, puzzled, while he clutched his stomach.

"BELLA!" he roared, "Get in the truck, now!" I was still confused but jumped back into the truck. He followed me in and turned the key. He threw the car into drive and floored down my street, back towards La Push. The car groaned and sputtered in protest and Jacob shook uncontrollably.

"Jake, Jacob?" I said. "Jake, calm down. Take a deep breath. What is going on?"

"Leeches," was all he managed to choke out. I suddenly felt sick. Was Victoria at my house? Then I felt a hole blow through my chest. Charlie.

"CHARLIE!" I screamed, panicking.

"He's fine, he's with Sue Clearwater and Billy. We'll go by the Clearwater's place and I'll talk to Billy. He'll be able to keep Charlie busy at the Clearwater's. You'll stay with me tonight. I've got to morph really quick though to let Sam know.." his voice trailed off. He turned to look at me. I knew I must have looked awful. I could feel my face twisted in fear.

"Don't worry, Bells. We'll keep you safe. We're the protectors, and that's exactly what we're going to do."