The days that followed New Year's were the same as any other times we'd spent together, but so much better than before. Everyone came back home from their trips shortly after I returned to school from winter break. Daddy had already told everyone about Jacob's plans, so no one was surprised when I told them. Rosalie looked miffed about it. The others were happy for me, despite their lack of surprise.
Aida was the only one of my friends that I told about Jacob. She was the only friend that knew any details and was the only friend that wouldn't ask a whole bunch of questions. She probably already knew all the details she wanted to know, anyway. That didn't stop her from teasing me in science class that Monday, though.
"I have to say, Nessie, I never thought you'd have the balls to do it. I'm glad Jacob did." I smacked her arm.
"Will you shut up?"
"What? I'm just saying."
"I was working up to it. Jacob just beat me to the punch. Not that I'm complaining." She rolled her eyes.
"Nessie, a fucking six year old beat you to the punch line. If a six year old is telling her man that she loves him but you aren't, that's pretty sad."
"She didn't say she loved him. She said he was her boyfriend. And that hardly counts for anything, she's a six year old. She doesn't know what it means."
"Ignorant or not, she still beat you." I shacked my head and sighed. "Now to my next question." I felt a chill go down my spine from the seduction in her voice. "How was it?"
"How was what?"
"You know what. How was the chick chick bang bang?" I sighed.
"There was none." Her eyes widened in horror.
"There was none."
"What do you mean, there was none? How do two people confess their love to one another and not go at it?" I shrugged.
"We just didn't, okay. I wanted to, he said I was too young, end of story." Aida rolled her eyes at me.
"If he's waiting for you to be of a legal age or some shit like that, he'll be waiting for a long time. You're only three, technically."
"Aida, this really isn't any of your business."
"Did you guys at least kiss?"
"Yes, we kissed." Aida sighed in relief.
"Good. You're not completely hopeless." I glared at her.
"I'm going to throw a ball at your head in gym. I swear to god I will."
"The pain will be welcomed." I sighed and pinched the bridge of my nose and then started rubbing my forehead.
"Seriously, Aida. Seek out some help."
"Help is for the weak." I sighed again.
"Help isn't for the weak. Help is for the people that want to get over their problems or, in your case, cure their insanity."
"I'm not insane. I'm a loyal follower."
"A.K.A insane. Honestly, Aida, the only thing about you that isn't satanic is your music." She smirked.
"Interesting. Most people think they are." I shrugged.
"I don't think so. Just cause they walk around with freaky masks doesn't mean they're devil bands. And Evanesces is more gothic than anything. "
"Amen to that." I laughed.
"Wow. Saying amen didn't make you burst into flames." Aida glared a playful glare at me, then threw a cross at me.
"Aw shit. You didn't burst into flame." We laughed a little and I shook my head at her. And I was sure to throw a volleyball at her head. Completely on accident of course.
Daddy picked me up after school that day. After we gave each other a hug, daddy drove us out of the parking lot and back home. When he asked me about my day, he heard everything that happened when I thought about it. He sighed when he heard the conversation I'd had with Aida. I blushed and stared out the window when I realized that's what he was sighing at. I looked at daddy after a minute and started biting my lip. I took a deep breath before speaking.
"Are you mad at me?" Daddy sighed and finally shook his head.
"No, honey, I'm not mad."
"At me or Jacob?" Daddy shook his head.
"Why would I be mad at Jacob? He did as I asked and didn't take you then. And you didn't push him about it. I think you both were rational. So no, Nessie, I'm not made at either you or Jacob." I smiled at daddy.
"So that means that you're okay with this? Me and Jacob being together?" Daddy nodded.
"I'll admit that I'm not fond of how quickly this all happened. But I knew this would happen one day, and I came to terms with that. And the way I see it, considering we live in Forks, a town with a little over 3,000 people, you could either end up with Jacob, a man who's set and stable and could take care of you, or one of the many incompetent hormonal teenage boys at your school." I laughed.
"So compared to those odds, Jacob's a pretty decent choice." Daddy smiled and nodded.
"I can tolerate any stink as long as he makes my baby girl happy." I smiled and reached over to hug daddy.
"I love you, daddy." He hugged me back, keeping one hand on the wheel.
"I love you too, Nessie." I stayed in daddy's cold arms. I didn't really want to leave. Despite the cold, he was comforting. Daddy kissed my head once before he started talking again. "By the way, Nessie." I looked up to see daddy's golden eyes.
"Jacob's planning on asking you out on a date." My face twisted in confusion and excitement.
"Really? He told you?" Daddy smirked.
"No, actually. He was thinking about it earlier when I saw him last. I found out then." I pushed up a little but still stayed close.
"What was he planning?" Daddy gave me a lecturing look.
"Nessie, why would I tell you that? It would ruin the surprise behind it." I shrugged.
"I can still act surprised." I crossed my heart with my forefinger. "This conversation never happened." Daddy laughed lightly at me.
"Sorry, Nessie. He wants it to be a surprise. And I already told him I'm okay with it. He was annoyed with me for reading his thought, but that can't be helped." I laughed and shook my head. Daddy laughed at the thought that popped into my head.
"You're such a busybody, you know that, daddy?" Daddy shrugged.
"No I'm not. A busybody is someone that intentionally pokes their nose into other people's business. What I do is forced and unintentional. You think I like listening to people's thoughts? You wouldn't believe some of the sick things people think about. Honey, I've been in places where women, and men, fantasize about things they want to do to me."
"That must be nice."
"It's even worse with you." I gave daddy a strange look.
"Sometimes, whenever I pick you up or when we go to Port Angeles, I hear men's thought about you. It's infuriating. It's bad enough hearing that from people about your mother, but it's a completely different story with you." I smiled at him and he smiled lightly back.
"As long as I'm with you or Jacob, I won't have to worry about any of that." Daddy tightened his grip slightly.
"You can bet on that, Nessie." We smiled at each other again as he kept driving. Jacob wasn't at the house when we got there. Daddy said that he would be here soon, though.
Jasper and Emmett were outside play fighting. Daddy went outside to join them. Momma, Rosalie, and Alice were downstairs not watching the movie that was on. They were talking to each other about things in general. After I walked a few paces towards them, they gestured for me to come join their conversation. I sat between momma and Rosalie on the couch with Alice sitting daintily on the coffee table across from us. Rosalie and momma started playing with my hair.
I joined in their conversation and told them about my day at school. I neglected my conversation with Aida, but was detailed with that aside. Momma was happy that I was happy with regards to me and Jacob. She was happy that Jacob was finally happy. Alice felt the same way as momma. Rosalie, though I think she was exaggerating, told me I could do better than a wet mongrel. I don't care what those two said, they were friends.
After an hour and a half of talking to momma, Rosalie and Alice, I heard a car pull up into the garage. I kissed momma's cheek, and got up off the couch and ran to the garage to greet Jacob.
When I got to the garage, Jacob was getting out of his car and he smiled at me when he saw me. When he closed the door to his car, I walked the rest of the way to him and we hugged. Jacob then lifted me up to his level so that my feet were dangling off the ground. I kissed the tip of his nose.
"How was work?" He smiled and kissed the tip of my nose.
"Same ole, same ole." I widened my smile with a light laugh. "How was school?" I shrugged.
"Not bad. Aida had a lot to say about us." Jacob's face changed to one of mock concern.
"I shudder to think." I giggled and brought my hands from his back to his cheeks and showed him science class. He laughed a little to each little comment, especially at the end. "We're not completely hopeless, huh?" I nodded.
"She has the best intentions at heart." Jacob's face became shocked.
"She has a heart?" I smacked Jacob's chest with a laugh.
"Yes, she has a heart. She just has her own unique way of doing and saying things is all." Jacob harrumphed. I giggled.
"That's for sure. If I didn't know better, I'd say she swore better than Emmett." We heard Emmett yell a 'ha' in the distance and we both laughed. "Like is said. If I didn't know better." We laughed again together and looked at each other a moment just smiling.
"I missed you." He smiled wider, letting me see his pearly teeth.
"Me too." I rubbed my nose against his once, then kissed him. He kissed me back. It was quick, but none the less meaningful. Jacob placed me back down when he looked up and saw someone behind us. I knew it was daddy. I could smell him. "You didn't tell her did you?" Daddy chuckled and shook his head.
"You're secret safe with me, Jacob." Jacob smiled.
"Sure, sure. Didn't stop you from telling her I was planning something, though, did it?" Daddy shrugged.
"What can I say? It's a habit. I'm so used to Bella hating surprises that I feel the need to warn her or Nessie when something's being planned."
"Mhm. Nessie's right. You are a busybody." Daddy laughed.
"When you're a mind reader, Jacob, you can't really help it." Jacob shrugged.
"Sure, sure." Jacob looked at me and took my hand. I smiled at him and dragged him with me to the house and brought him to the music room where the piano was. Jacob looked around the living room we passed and outside. "Are Esme and Carlisle hunting?" I shook my head.
"Oh." When Jacob and I reached the music room, I pulled him the rest of the way to the piano and let go of him so we could sit down. When we were both sitting, I looked at him with a smile.
"Any requests?" Jacob shook his head.
"Something soft." I nodded and started playing. I chose to play the lullaby that daddy had written for me so many years ago. Jacob started running his fingers through my hair while I was playing. Then he sighed. "I guess it would be stupid to wait until later since you already know." I smiled.
"It would. So when did you want to go on our first date?" Jacob chuckled.
"Edward, you ruined the moment." I smiled and I heard daddy chuckle from outside. Jacob sighed. "Oh well. How's this Friday?" I smiled.
"It's free. What did you want to do?" Jacob shrugged.
"I figured dinner and a movie. But since you won't eat any food other than capers and sauerkraut, I figured I could get a few hot dogs and have them covered in sauerkraut and you could eat from those." I nodded.
"Sounds tasty. And what movie did you have in mind?" he smirked.
"Saw VII." I laughed. (*I guarantee you, it's going to happen. Mark my words. Saw VI, What the hell was in that fucking box? And the vicious cycle will continue.*)
"I thought they said that six would be the last one." He shrugged.
"That's what they said about five, too. But, of course, we just needed to know what was in the box that John left for his wife, and now we need to know how she and that detective dude are connected to all these murders."
"Will this series ever end?" Jacob shrugged.
"I wouldn't be surprised if it never did." Jacob laughed. "Saw XXVIII, 200 years into the future. A scientist brings Jigsaw back to life so that he can continue his work again. His first victim will be the last guy to take over his work." I started laughing.
"Dear god, I hope not. That movie would suck." Jacob shrugged.
"And yet, everyone would still watch it." I nodded in humored shame.
"Dear god, not another one. What the hell, let's see it." Jacob and I laughed. I stopped playing the piano to laugh by now.
"We can find another movie if you want." I shook my head.
"No. If worse comes to worse, we can make out for the rest of the movie." Jacob laughed and I heard daddy hiss. I think he knew I was joking, but that didn't stop him from not liking the idea.
"I'm not opposed to that."
"Don't push your luck Jacob." I giggled when I heard daddy's voice. Jacob sighed.
"Don't be that way, Edward. You know I'm kidding." Daddy's face didn't change.
"Sure, sure." I laughed again. First Jacob's pinching the bridge of his nose, now daddy's saying Jacob's favorite expression. It was cute. Daddy smiled at me. "It isn't cute, honey. It's sad." With that, daddy walked out of the room and went over to where momma and the others were still sitting. Jacob looked at me, confused.
"What was he talking about?" I shrugged.
"Who knows." Jacob gave me a funny look. "It was nothing, promise." Jacob looked like he was about to say something. I silenced him by giving him a kiss. "Nothing, Jacob." He smiled and chuckled.
"Sure, sure." I smiled and kissed him one more time before I started playing the piano again.
The next day, at school, Madison wasn't at school, so I was stuck just talking to Matt. He was eager to talk about his winter vacation. He said that he and his family went to Jamaica for a week or so and that he'd had a great time. I nodded my head to whatever he said and answered any questions he had.
I was relieved when class started. Matt looked like he was about to ask me out on a date. I sighed when the teacher announced what we were reading for the unit. The Crucible. I'd already read it and I've watched the movie. Both of which I hated with a burning passion. We started reading the play in class and would be reading it for the next few weeks and he planned on showing us the movie at the end of the unit. I shuddered. That was the topic at lunch today. Candy brought up that she didn't want to read it, and I saw Coralline's face when she said that. It made me laugh.
"So you hate that play too, huh?" She nodded.
"I've never hated a character with so much passion before. It was like I wanted to jump into the book and shoot Abigail Williams in the face." I laughed.
"She was worse in the movie. Wynona Rider did a great job. I wanted to shot her." Coralline laughed lightly. Megan looked at me.
"Is it really that bad?" I nodded and sighed.
"Reading that book was more painful than if someone were to cut me with a dirty knife, stuff salt into my woods and set me on fire. I would have rather gone through that than read that play." Aida smirked and I sighed. "In other words Aida, someone was tickling me with pink feathers and smothering me with a cute teddy bear." She scrunched her nose.
"Eww." I nodded.
"Yeah. That bad." Everyone at the table shuddered. Coralline nodded.
"I would have rather had a person shove a watermelon up my ass than read that play."
"Amen to that." Coralline and I laughed together for a minute while everyone who didn't know the book shuddered. When lunch was over, I walked with Aida to science together and I further warned her of the horrors of The Crucible.
The teacher was lecturing today. He was talking about stellar movements and the planets. He was also sure to mention that if we were really good for the rest of the year, we would watch The Day After Tomorrow the last three days of school. I hadn't watched the movie in a really long time, but I remembered liking it. It was one of grandpa's and momma's favorites. At the end of class, Aida and I were walking to gym and I decided I'd take a hit and tell her about my date.
"So guess what." I said while we were in the hallway.
"Just tell me, Nessie. You know I hate guessing."
"You hate everything."
"And I especially hate guessing. So tell me what it is you want to say." I sighed and rolled my eyes.
"Jacob and I are going on a date this Friday." Aida didn't look surprised.
"So? Don't people do that when they're going out?" I was about to say something. "And, on top of that, you two have been going on dates all your life anyway considering all the movies you two have seen and all that other datey stuff you two have done since you were born. So really, it's nothing new." I sighed.
"Aida. For once, could you pretend you care and be happy that Jacob and I are going on our first official date?" She sighed and rolled her eyes, then stopped us with a big fake smile on her face and started clapping her hands together and bouncing up and down and used an exaggerated preppy accent.
"O.M.G. Nessie, you and Jacob are like, totally finally going on a date. Like, O.M.G." I gave her a halfhearted glare. Then her face went back to her normal half sneer and stood still. "Better?" I sighed.
"Not what I was looking for, but I'll take it." She smirked and we continued on to the locker room to get ready for gym class.
I didn't let Aida's lack of excitement ruin how excited I was. True, Jacob and I had done all this stuff together already throughout my life, but this was different. We were an actual, honest to god, couple now. And I rubbed it in her face all week, just to make her mad. When it was finally Friday, I was anxious the whole day. Jacob was picking me up after school and we were going to his place first before we left for Port Angeles for the movie.
"I know you've heard this a lot this week, but I'm really excited for tonight." I said to Aida while we were walking to science class. She rolled her eyes.
"Is that why you dressed the way you did today?" I nodded. I was wearing low rise skinny jeans and a purple quarter sleeve shirt and bright purple high heeled strappy shoes. I was sure to wear my woven bracelet and my two lockets and my plumeria hair comb on the spot that held my hair back in a half ponytail. And I was wearing a sweet subtle pink lip gloss and a lot of mascara and eyeliner and a smoky eye with a hint of purple liner along my top lash line.
"Yes, that's why I'm dressed fancier today than I usually am. And you know what, I'm even wearing one of my best push-up bras, just for the occasion." She gave me a weird look.
"So that's why your boobs look bigger today. You had Matt, Kevin, and Madison drooling at the lunch table I hope you know." I kept walking with a proud edge to my walk today.
"I don't care. I wanted to look nice for tonight, so that's what did." She shrugged.
"Well, I hope it goes well, I guess. And just a little tip, Nessie." I looked at her.
"What?" Her face was completely serious.
"Next time you two are making out, suck on his bottom lip gently. Men love that." I smacked her arm and laughed lightly. She was silent a moment, but the she gently grabbed my arm when she remembered something else she wanted to say. "And one more thing."
"There's more?" I was getting nervous now. Her face stayed serious as she nodded.
"Before you leave school today, stop by the nurse's office and get some free condoms." I smacked her arm hard and started walking away towards class. "What?! They're the ones from Juno. You know, the ones that looked like grape suckers that the chick at the clinic tried to give her. They really do make their junk smell like pie." When I got to my seat I turned around to face her.
"How do you even….you know what, I don't want to know." Aida rolled her eyes and sat down next to me at the science table.
"Nessie, I'm not a slut or anything if that's what you're thinking. I have a boyfriend and we do shit. That's all it is." I sighed.
"Really, Aida, I don't need to know."
"But I want you to know. I'm a loyal girlfriend and he and I have been going out for three months now."
"Who is he even?"
"Remember that guy that was at the Spirit Halloween that we got our costumes from."
"No, but keep going."
"Well, I'm dating him. I met him at a satanic gathering." I gave her a weird look.
"You people have gatherings?"
"Of course we have gatherings. All religions have gatherings of some form. But unlike all other religions, our gatherings are actually fun." I kept giving her a weird look and nodded my head awkwardly.
"Sure. Whatever." We were both quiet for a minute. "So you've………done that?" Aida nodded.
"Yes, Nessie, I have. And let me tell you, it's phenomenal." I put my hand up in front of her face.
"Okay, you've talked enough."Aida shrugged.
"I'm just saying, Nessie." Aida and I didn't talk about that anymore after that.
When it was finally the end of the day, I practically ran out of the gym and to my locker to get my things. When I had everything, I ran out the door and looked for Jacob's car. He was parked on the other side of the parking lot where there weren't many cars parked. I made my way across the lot to where his car was and let myself into the car. I reached across the seat and we pecked.
"Hey." He smiled back.
"You ready for gore that you've seen six times before?" I giggled.
"Never enough Jigsaw, right?" He laughed with me and his response was sarcastic sounding.
"Right?" Jacob turned his upper body to see behind him as he backed out the car. When he was straight, we drove off and onto the highway to Jacob's apartment. When we got there, we walked up to the apartment. When we got up there, we played a few rounds of gin to pass the time. The movie started at six, so we had some time to kill.
Jacob and I played several rounds, him winning most of them. He seemed to be the luckiest so far with picking the right cards.
"And that's gin." He said when he put down his last three cards. I sighed.
"Why do you keep winning?" Jacob laughed lightly.
"I'm just lucky today, I guess." I smirked.
"It would seem that way." After a few more rounds of gin, Jacob looked at the clock. He put down his cards and smiled at me and I smiled back. "Time to go?" He nodded.
"Yeah." I smiled and got up from the chair and followed Jacob back to the coat closet. We got our jackets and locked up before going down to the car and driving off for Port Angeles. When we got to the movie theatre, we were one of the first ones there. The movie had been released in theatres a while ago, so there weren't many people still going.
We sat way in the back of the theatre like we usually did. Jacob liked sitting near the back. He said the view was better that way. And it was great range for shooting molt balls at people if the movie was bad. I also figured it was more privacy.
A few more people came into the theatre as the previews started playing. Most of them sat near the front of the theatre for some reason. It was mostly couples coming to the movie anyway. All the diehard Saw fans already saw the movie a long time ago.
When the previews were over, the movie started with its usual scene of the victims who had to figure out how to get out of where they were. And, of course, they died anyway. I giggled. Jacob looked at me with a funny face. He brought his face closer to me and whispered.
"What's so funny?" I looked at him.
"It's the same with every movie. Either in the beginning or later on, there's someone in a trap of some sort and they always die." Jacob smiled.
"Yeah, I know. It's almost predictable now." I shook my head.
"Not almost. Is." He laughed under his breath, trying not to be too loud. Not that anyone would care I don't think. Half the people in the theatre weren't even watching the movie. They were either kissing or texting.
About half way through the movie, I was getting bored. I'd already finished munching on the sauerkraut and Jacob had eaten his hotdogs. As I figured it would be, the movie was getting really predictable. I rested my head against Jacob's shoulder. He lifted his arm up and my head landed gently on his chest and he wrapped his arm around my shoulders. I looked up at him as one of the victims of Jigsaw's game started screaming. I wasn't sure what was happening. I wasn't paying attention to the movie anymore.
"Jacob." He looked away from the screen and at me. Then he smiled.
"Yeah?" I nuzzled into my nook.
"Are you getting bored too?" Jacob smirked and nodded.
"A little, yeah." I smiled at him and he smiled wider back. Then I lifted my face to his and kissed him. He kissed me back for a moment, then he started laughing again. I gave him a weird look.
"What?" Jacob took a deep breath to stop laughing, then looked at me again.
"We've turned into the people we used to spit molt balls at." I started laughing with him. We were trying to keep our laughter quiet, but the rest of the audience could hear it. But no one cared.
"We have." We laughed a little more together. "Do you think people will start spitting molt balls at us now?" Jacob shook his head.
"Nope. That's cause we're the smart ones who sit in the back. It's only common decency and common sense to sit in the back if you know you won't be paying any attention to the movie." I smirked at him and poked his peck gently.
"Am I to assume you knew?" Jacob shook his head.
"Actually no. This was just a pleasant turn of events." I giggled a little more under my breath and Jacob joined me and rested his forehead against mine. As we looked at each other, Jacob moved his other hand to take my hand that was closest to him and we started playing with each other's fingers.
Eventually we both turned back to the screen, but we didn't let go of each other. I kept my head on his chest and our fingers kept playing together as we watched the rest of the movie. Another one of the cops in the movie died in the end, and, though it was subtle, the movie hinted to yet another sequel. I sighed when the ending credits started playing.
"Stayed tuned for Saw VIII. We lied about it ending." (*Mark my words, it will happen.*) Jacob laughed again as we got up from our seats and started leaving the theatre.
"What's sad is that we're probably going to see that too." I laughed.
"Just because we have nothing better to do." Jacob nodded.
"Most likely." We walked out of the theatre as some couples were just realizing that the movie was over. When we got out and to the car, we got in and Jacob drove us to the highway and made our way home. But he got off at an exit I wasn't familiar with.
I didn't ask questions at first. I just watched the road and tried to find something familiar. But I didn't find anything. Finally, after we'd been driving for about ten minutes, I looked at Jacob and decided to ask.
"Where are we going?" Jacob smirked.
"It's a surprise." I rolled my eyes half heartedly.
"Come on Jacob, tell me." He shook his head with a silly smile on his face.
"Nope. You'll have to wait and see." I sighed and didn't say anything more. We drove a few more minutes before Jacob came into a parking lot that was already filled with cars and there were people at the beach. We got out of the car and I walked around to get to Jacob.
"Where are we?" Jacob smiled.
"We're at the Neah beach outside the Makka reservation. I heard they were throwing a birthday party tonight."
"We were invited?" Jacob smiled and shook his head.
"No. We're climbing to the top of the cliff over there." Jacob pointed to his right and I looked at the cliff he was pointing at. It was smaller than the cliff at first beach, but it was high up. A great spot for cliff diving.
"We're cliff diving?" Jacob smirked and shook his head.
"You're getting warmer." I sighed.
"What are we doing then?" Jacob took my hand and started pulling me with him.
"You'll see when we get up there." Jacob pulled me with him up to the cliff and I looked around trying to find some clues as to what we were doing.
There was nothing at the top of the cliff when we got there either. I looked at Jacob and he was just smiling at me. He motioned with his hand for me to sit on the edge of the cliff. I did as he asked and followed him to the edge of the cliff next to him and looked out to the ocean. There were a few islands in the distance that didn't even falter with the scenery. I rested my head on his chest and he wrapped his arm around my shoulders again as we looked out.
"Look at the sky, Nessie." I looked up at the sky like he asked and waited a few minutes for what it was he was talking about.
Eventually, the people from the party below started setting off fireworks into the sky. They brightened the sky and were reflected off the water. They were all unique and beautiful in their own right. They were all every color of the rainbow and colors that weren't even in the color spectrum. Some fireworks formed animals, like horses and rabbits and birds. I kissed my nook and nuzzled against him.
"Did you arrange this?" Jacob shook his head as he rested his on mine.
"No. Once again, purely convenient. One of the elders of this tribe turned 102 today. They're having a huge party to celebrate. They've been doing this every year since he reached 100."
"So we're taking advantage of an old man's party?" Jacob shrugged.
"I wouldn't say taking advantage. I'd say we're more or less…..borrowing the time." I giggled.
"If you say so." Jacob chuckled as we watched the fireworks together.
The show lasted a good twenty minutes before they ran out and screamed happy birthday to their elder. When the fireworks show was over, Jacob kissed the top of my head, my forehead, my cheek, the rip of my nose, and finally my lips.
His lips were hot on mine and the friction was wonderful. And he tasted better than he smelled, just as I remembered back when we were at Disneyworld. But, of course, this kiss was far better. Jacob brought his hand to my cheek and started caressing my cheek with his thumb. I brought my hand to his forearm and started rubbing it. I figured I'd take Aida's advice after all and I took Jacob's upper lip into my mouth and started sucking gently. I felt Jacob smile before he started doing the same to my bottom lip.
I sighed when he did that and he smirked again. I couldn't stop a smile either. Our lips parted as we both started laughing together. We rested our foreheads together and smiled for a few minutes, just looking at each other. Jacob gave me one more long kiss before saying anything.
"Did you like the fireworks?" I smiled and brought my hand from his forearm to his chest. I started playing with his shirt by pinching the fabric over and over.
"Yes. It was a lovely birthday party." Jacob chuckled.
"I mean to please." I giggled again and he joined me. Jacob brought his hand from my face to my arm and started running his hand up and down my arm with a wide grin on his face. "Even if the movie kind of sucked?" I shrugged.
"It's not your fault. It's both our faults for seeing it, even though we knew the series was starting to go under." Jacob huffed a laugh under his breath.
"Yeah, I guess. As long as you had fun, that's all I care about." I smiled and gave him another quick peck.
"I had a great time." He smiled.
"Then my work is done." I shook my head.
"I wouldn't say that." Jacob gave me a confused looked before I placed my lips on his again. Our eyes were closed as I let myself just feel.
Our lips moved together as they had before, but this union lasted much longer. I heard all the sounds that surrounded us and I could smell everything. But I mostly smelled Jacob and his scent surrounding me. We shared several small kisses combined with much longer, more passionate ones. Jacob ran the tip of his tongue along my lips asking for entrance, which I granted. I felt like I was melting when he delved in. His thumb began caressing my arms while still running up and down my arm. I had a tight hold of his shirt and was pulling slightly.
Our tongues met and retreated repeatedly as Jacob and I moved together, him occasionally changing the angle. We both breathed through our noses so that we wouldn't need to part as soon. I took the hand that was on his chest trailed up and along his neck. When I reached his neck, I rubbed him with my thumb and started inching its way to his hair. His hand started doing the same and made its way to my hair and started running through it repeatedly.
My left hand, which had been resting on the ground for support, lifted up to clutch into Jacob hair alongside my right hand. Jacob's left hand was rested on the ground, so nothing happened at first. But after a few more minutes, we kissed more. I became bold and gently bit Jacob's tongue. He groaned when I did that, and I smile triumphantly through the smile. But shortly after, Jacob's arm lost its hold on the ground and we fell over on our sides. Our lips were forced apart from the fall and we both started laughing after we landed. When we both took a deep breath, I sighed and we looked at each other for a few moments.
"I'm glad I have that effect on you, at least." Jacob started laughing again at my joke and I giggled back. When he was done laughing, he lifted himself up, then rested his other arm on my other side so the his upper body was above mine, and the rest of his body was at my side, but still close by.
"And I love every minute." We smiled at each other and he lowered his face to meet mine and we kissed again. I was about to reach for him, but he ended the kiss too quickly. "Let's get back, Nessie. It's getting late." I looked at him for a moment, then nodded.
"Alright." With that, Jacob gained his footing and lifted himself up to stand upright. When he was up, he bent down and held out his hand for me. I took his hand and let him pull me up and into his arms. My feet were dangling above the ground and I was looking into his eyes again. The most beautiful eyes in the world.
Jacob started walking to the car without taking his eyes off mine. When he reached the passenger's side door, he opened the door without losing hold of me and placed me in the seat. He gave me one more peck before he closed the door and walked around the car to the driver's seat. We drove back to La Push in thirty minutes. Jacob was going the speed limit tonight for some reason.
When we got back to his apartment, we went up the stairs and let ourselves in with smiles on our faces. We took off our jackets and put them back in the closet. I stretched out my arms and sighed.
"It always feels good to be home." I sighed one more time and heard Jacob approach me. He wrapped his arms around my waist and I let my arms go to his and rested my back against his chest. Jacob bent down and brought his face to my neck and gave me a few breathy kisses.
"Home?" I smiled and lifted on arm up and around so that my hand was in his hair.
"Yep." I felt Jacob smile against my neck and I smiled too. Then Jacob bent down further and put one of his arms under my legs and lifted me up into his arms again. I brought my hands around his neck and looked at him.
Without a word, Jacob took me with him to his room. My eyes started to widen and my heart raced. I wondered if maybe we would actually go all the way tonight. Jacob kept smiling at me as he walked down the hall and to his room. When we were in, Jacob walked over to the bed and placed me gently on the bed. I immediately lifted myself to my knees in front of him and wrapped my arms back around his neck. He took hold of my waist and we kissed again. As we kissed, one of his hands trailed to my hair and took out my plumeria comb. He placed it on the night stand and brought his hand back up and took out the half ponytail I was wearing and let my long hair go free. When my hair was free, he took his mouth away and kissed my nose. I opened my eyes and looked at him.
"Let's just sleep in our regular clothes tonight." I gave him a weird look.
"You mean………sure. That's fine." I didn't let any of the disappointment show on my face. I should have figured we actually weren't going to. Jacob and I let go of each other and he started walking to his side of the bed. While he did that, I got off the bed and took off my shoes. Jacob did the same when he reached his side of the bed and we lifted the sheets and pulled them back over when we got in.
It was really bizarre feeling to wear regular clothes to bed, but I didn't pay any attention to it. I snuggled up to Jacob and he held me close to him like always. I let my hand roam around his chest and I breathed him in as he turned off the lights. I finally glided my hand to his collarbone and rubbed my thumb there.
"So when are we having our next date?" Jacob's grip tightened a moment and he kissed me sweetly.
"Whenever you want, Nessie." I smiled.
"Good." By then, I was getting tired and Jacob's heartbeat was thrumming to tone I loved so much. I listened to his heart as I always did and let the sound take me under and to sleep. But not before I gave Jacob's peck one last fond, tender kiss.