Times like This

There had been so many times like this.

Times when Jacob wanted to hold Leah in his arms and tell her that everything was all right.

Times when he wanted to make her forget everything that wasn't Jacob Black and Leah Clearwater.

Times when he, too, wanted to forget.

There had been so many times Jacob had seen Leah cry, so many times he wasn't able to do anything about it.

There had been so many times when he had seen Leah break even more than she had already broken.

There were so many times when Jacob wanted to hold Leah in his arms and tell her that everything was alright.

Unfortunately, Jacob knew that things were rarely alright.