A/N: I could copy and paste the word 'sorry' about one hundred times but I'm too lazy. But I really am sorry I haven't updated. I lost inspiration for this story for a while. But two of my best friends managed to convince me to write this chapter and once I started again I found myself lost in the world just as I always am when writing so YAY! Special thanks to Christine and Angela for bugging me to write this so you can read it yay!
Also its super long. It's about 7,000 words and nineteen pages. And it's the last chapter. Yes...it is. Sadly. But I knew if I didn't finish it with this chapter I never would have finished it so be happy! It's long and its full of awesome! (in my opinion) You'll have to tell me your opinion later on.
So enough with my authors note. READ!
"Jacob! Quick get in here! Did you get the stuff?"
"Yeah I got it right here."
"Let me see!"
"Oh it's perfect!"
"Is it? I'm really not that big of a decorator."
"It's perfect Jake really."
Jacob and Nessie sat on top of the bed in her room. In between them was a box of all different sorts of party decorations. Nessie sifted through the box pulling out rolls of streamers, bags of balloons, stringed lights, paper plates and napkins that matched the color of the streamers and balloons. She furrowed her brow when she lifted some sparkling party hats out of the box and gave Jacob a questioning look. "Party hats Jake? We're throwing a goodbye party for my family not a party for a five year old."
"Shut up." He snatched the hats away from her and shoved them back into the box, causing her to giggle. "I told you I'm not that great of a decorator."
She shook her head at him. "Jacob this is not a matter of whether you know how to decorate. It's simply a matter of common sense. Do you really picture my family and your pack wearing..." She picked the hats out of the box and took a sparkly pink one of the top. "...this?"
"Listen miss smarty." He took the hat from her and placed it on her head. "I think it looks very stylish."
She smirked, "Oh really?" She reached over and took a purple one off the stack and stretched the elastic string out. "Then why don't you wear one Jacob?"
He raised his eyebrows and held out his hands. "I don't think so."
"You bought them Jacob that makes you entitled to wear one." She replied, she moved onto her knees and stretched her arms out towards Jacob.
Jacob leaned his body backwards trying to escape from her. "I'm not wearing one of those things Nessie. I don't do sparkles. I'm not a vampire."
She gave him a look. "Cute. Cuz our skin sparkles in the sunlight."
He grinned smugly, quite pleased with himself. She rolled her eyes and only tried to put the hat on him again.
"Well maybe its your time to be a vampire for a day."
"I'll think I'll pass." He inched away as, in her attempt to get to him, she pushed the box full of decorations off the bed.
"Come on." Nessie coaxed him, perching herself up on her knees further to reach the top of his head.
"I'd rather not." He continued to back away. "Purple is not my color anyway." He reached the end of the bed and looked over his shoulder to the floor below. It wouldn't hurt him if he fell but it would certainly make a loud noise and he did not want to alert Edward and Bella to his presence. He glanced back at Nessie and saw that she was quickly closing in on him.
She suddenly leapt at him, aiming for his head. In her attempt, her hat flew off her head and she completely missed Jacob's head. She sent them both flying off the bed, his massive body colliding to the floor with a loud thud and her landing on top of him. She let out a screech as they both fell and placed out her hands to steady herself.
She opened her eyes and found herself face to face with Jacob. She stared intensely into his eyes and he stared back with the same intensity. She could feel her heart beating at a record speed and the familiar butterflies in her stomach whenever she was that close to Jacob. Against her chest she could feel Jacob's strong and fast heartbeat. She felt a heat envelop her not only from the blood rising to her cheeks but the heat emitting from Jacob's body. The crushed purple party hat under Jacob's body was long forgotten.
Their moment was soon broken when they heard someone clear their throat. Nessie looked up and saw her father standing in the doorway, his eyebrow raised sternly. Her eyes widened and her cheeks turned even redder. She leapt off of Jacob and crawled back onto her bed, breathless. "Daddy." She placed an innocent smile on her face as her chest rose and fell sharply.
Jacob slowly sat up, quickly locked eyes with Nessie and then maneuvered his body to face Edward.
"Hey Edward." He greeted calmly. "Hows it going?"
Edward turned a cold look his way, his eyes narrowing slightly and Jacob smiled impishly.
"Dare I ask what was going on in here?" Edward asked sternly. "And why you were in my daughter's room alone without mine or Bella's knowledge or permission and why you were on the floor with my daughter on top of you?"
"Dad." Nessie started in exasperation but shut her mouth at the look he shot her.
Jacob rose to his feet, displaying just how tell he was. But despite Jacob being a few inches taller than he was, Edward still held his firm gaze.
"Look nothing was happening alright? I just popped in to say hi to Nessie and we accidentally fell off the bed and then you walked in." Jacob explained.
Edward narrowed his eyes further and raised an eyebrow. "What are you hiding from me Jacob?"
Jacob raised his eyebrows and Nessie held her breath.
"I'm not hiding anything." Jacob protested.
"Really?" Edward asked skeptically and took a few steps into the room. "Your singing a Quileute folk song inside your head and Renesmee is humming her lullaby. Don't think I don't know when someone is trying to keep something from me."
Jacob shrugged innocently. "I don't know what you're talking about. I just so happen to have that song stuck in my head, a bunch of guys were singing down at the beach today. And as for Nessie, well I don't know, perhaps she just likes her lullaby."
That was the truth so he didn't have to worry about lying. Some of the elders were playing some music and he did have it stuck in his head. It was the first thing that came to his mind when he knew he had to hide the party from Edward.
Edward stared at him hardly. "I don't know what you're hiding from me. But if I find out it has anything to do with my daughter..."
"Edward," Jacob started with a small, warm smile, "I told you there is nothing going on in here that you wouldn't approve of."
"Really Dad." Nessie said, nodding her head and Edward looked to her and she smiled. "You just happened to walk in at the wrong moment."
Edward remained silent for a couple of moments and then turned back to Jacob. "That still doesn't get you off the hook for being in her room without our knowledge."
Jacob rolled his eyes. "Oh come on. We just established we weren't doing anything inappropriate. What's wrong with two friends talking?"
Edward narrowed his eyes. "Don't be smart with me Jacob."
Jacob smirked. "That doesn't really answer my question. You are leaving for New York in only a couple of days, I think it's only fair that I get to spend as much time with Nessie as possible."
Jacob's smug look was matched with Edward's hard gaze. Nessie looked between the two most important men in her life awkwardly. She bit her lip hoping her father wouldn't lash out at Jacob.
But Edward only shook his head. "You are profusely irritating."
Jacob grinned silently and Edward rolled his eyes. "Next time Jacob let me know when you arrive." He instructed sternly and slowly left the room.
Once the two were sure he was not near the room any longer, they turned to look at each other. Nessie bit her lip, trying to hold back a smile. Jacob's grin broadened until his teeth glistened in the sunlight. That sent Nessie over the edge and she fell back onto the bed laughing.
Jacob's deep chuckle soon joined her high pitched giggling. The two laughed for a good minute before trying to catch their breath.
"That was a close one." Nessie remarked.
"Well that never would have happened if you didn't try to get that stupid hat on my head." Jacob shot back.
Nessie sat up and gave him an incredulous look. "Excuse me Jacob Black but who is the one who bought the so called "stupid hats"?"
He rolled his eyes, crossing his arms over his chest. "Shut up."
"Tell me! Tell me! Tell me! Tell me! Tell me! TELL ME!"
Alice was bouncing around in circles around Nessie at a slightly faster than human pace. Nessie followed her with her eyes until she became too dizzy and closed her eyes. She shook her head to clear the dizziness and then reopened her eyes.
"No! Aunt Alice stop!"
Alice stopped in front of her and pouted/scowled. "That's not fair." She let out an irritated sigh and turned to storm up the stairs. "Stupid hybrids and the stupid werewolves are just stupid, stupid, stupid!" She kept muttering that as she disappeared up the stairs and Nessie rolled her eyes.
She had to admit she was very proud of herself for keeping the party a secret for that long. She knew her Dad was very suspicious ever since he caught Jacob in her room but she was careful to know whenever he was around so she wouldn't think about it. And she knew it was working too because whenever she would pass him he would give her an annoyed look, the one specifically reserved for when he couldn't get into people's heads.
Alice constantly annoyed her because her own future and everyone else's kept disappearing. Or she would occasionally get blurry glimpses of everyone at La Push and have no idea why. It was very infuriating for her but very entertaining for Nessie.
"Nessie, what did you do to Alice?" Her mother asked, catching the last part of Alice's 'stupid' tantrum as she fled up the stairs.
Nessie smiled innocently, "Nothing."
"Your daughter is evil!" Alice was suddenly back downstairs pointing an accusing finger at Nessie. "EVIL!"
Bella frowned. "Alice, do not call my daughter evil."
"But Bella!" Alice protested childishly. "She knows something that has to do with all of us and I can't even see my own future and you know how I hate being in the dark!"
Bella turned her attention to her daughter. "Renesmee is this true?"
She rolled her eyes. "Oh come on like Dad hasn't told you?"
"EDWARD KNOWS?!" Alice screeched and her eyes flickered closed, her face laced in concentration, tying to find anything in Edward's future.
Nessie raised an eyebrow at her and shook her head. "No Dad doesn't know. What he DOES know is that I'm keeping something from everybody. Both Jacob and I."
Alice scowled and reopened her golden eyes to glare at Nessie. "Why can't I see anything?!"
"It's a surprise." Nessie responded. "I can't tell you."
"You're mean." Alice childishly stuck out her tongue.
Nessie laughed and went over to hug her tiny aunt. "Don't worry Aunt Alice. You'll find out tonight. All of you." She looked at her mother.
Bella raised an eyebrow silently and Nessie smiled brightly.
She couldn't wait until later. Jacob was currently in La Push setting up everything with the La Push pack and some of the hybrids and Jacob had even gone to Charlie's house to tell him of the plans and invite him. Jacob was a little nervous at first to have Charlie being there for he was the only human. But then Nessie reminded him that he wasn't the only human there would be Billy and Sue Clearwater and Jared's imprint Kim, Emily and Claire. Nessie's job was therefore to make sure all of her family was well hunted. It had only been a few months since the treaty was revoked and the cullens, except for the rare instances of Bella and Edward, had not yet gone on Quileute land. And some of the werewolves weren't that comfortable with the idea either. So Jacob told Nessie to make sure that her family's eye color was the most golden she had ever seen it. Which, she argued, would be impossible to do without raising suspicion. However, luckily for her, she caught Emmett and Jasper when they were in the middle of one of their betting games. She interjected with a new game that was whoever could hunt the most game before sunset won. They still haven't returned.
She knew her mother, Rosalie, Alice and Esme had gone on a hunting trip two days earlier and their eyes were still pretty golden in color. Carlisle and her father had gone about a week earlier and she wasn't too worried about them, she knew that out of everyone they had the most control.
And Hunter, well that was what she was most worried about. His eyes had changed fully into their golden color about a month ago but they were fading quickly back to black. She could see that as he came down the stairs, greeting her with a friendly smile and a wave.
She smiled back at him. She had to find someway to get him to go hunting. Her face lit up as an idea struck her. Hunter would agree to go anywhere with her without question. Even on a short hunting trip.
"Hey Hunter." She skipped over to him and locked her arm with his. He glanced down at her in surprise for a moment but then broke out into a heart warming grin. Bella's eyes, she noticed, squinted a little. Her mother and father had warmed up a little to Hunter in the last year. They tolerated him and were almost trusting him again. Keyword being almost. They were fine with him most of the time. As long as he stayed away from Nessie. Which he didn't like to do. And neither did she, she had to admit. For the first couple of months she was a little hesitant around him because of what he did but soon he gained her full trust back. And she considered him one of her best friends.
"Oh hey Nessie." Hunter greeted back. "What's up?"
She reached up with one hand and ran her fingers over the bruises under his eyes. That action, she noticed, even got her Aunt Alice on edge for a second. "I see you're getting thirsty. I was just wondering if you wanted to go hunting for a couple of hours."
The surprise was evident on his face but he quickly recovered himself. "Yeah! Sure!"
"I don't think so Renesmee." Bella broke in sternly.
Nessie turned to her with an exasperated look. "Mom!"
Bella raised her eyebrows. "Honey, he's still...."
"Mom," She cut her off, "He's not a newborn anymore. His eyes have completely changed color and he gained control long before that. If you're worried about him hunting me instead of an animal you don't have to. I've gone with him before and he never has even attempted."
"Because your father or I was there."
"You or Dad being there has nothing to do with it. Come on Mom please! It will be just a short trip and we'll remain in Forks." She pulled her puppy dog eyes out even though she knew they didn't really work on her mother anymore. "Please."
Bella narrowed her eyes slightly and turned to look at Hunter. He gave her a warm, sincere smile. She sighed heavily and waved her hand in approval.
"Yay! Thanks Mom!" She grabbed Hunter's hand and pulled him out the backdoor and towards the forests.
After they went hunting and Nessie let Hunter get (mostly) all the game, they returned home and Hunter's eyes were a crisp topaz.
For the next few hours, Alice continued to bug Nessie to find out what she was hiding. But Nessie would not give in.
Only a couple of minutes before sunset did Jasper and Emmett come back. Emmett sulking and yelling at Jasper who walked in with an air of smugness about him. Obviously Emmett had a case of the sore losers. And Nessie was happy because both her uncles were well fed.
When the sun finally went down Nessie gathered her family all together and told them that they needed to go La Push.
Some were less than thrilled, Rosalie to name one. She hated being around Jacob most of the time she was not too happy about going to their home where they would all be. But Esme managed to convince her to go as clueless as she was as to why. But none of them could resist the charming smile of Nessie Cullen.
Edward, Alice, Hunter, Jasper rode in Edward's volvo while Rosalie, Emmett and Esme went in Emmett's jeep. Bella, grudgingly, took her car that Edward had bought for her, despite her many protests, with Nessie to go pick up Carlisle from the hospital.
Nessie knew that was best because her father couldn't hear her mother's thoughts if somehow she found out about the party.
To say Nessie was excited was a huge understatement. She loved parties and now throwing one for her own family WITHOUT Alice's help felt awesome.
Her mother drove at a slightly slower pace than usual and Nessie was starting to grow impatient. "Mom!" She turned to her in exasperation. "Come on drive faster!"
"Don't rush me honey." Bella replied and Nessie rolled her eyes.
"Mom, you're not going to crash, you see a million times better than human does. And if you do you're not going to get hurt, I'm not going to get hurt, the car will but Dad will get over it. I've seen you drive ten times faster than this! Come on just step on it!" She stomped her foot down on an imaginary gas pedal to prove her point.
Bella turned to look at her with her eyebrows raised. Nessie scowled and sunk into her seat knowing her mother was not going to change her speed. "Some vampire you are." She muttered.
She saw Bella smirk out of the corner of her. Nessie sighed heavily and rested her head against the window until they got to Forks General Hospital. Before she could even put the car in park, Nessie was out of the car and racing into the building ignoring the calls from her mother. She waved the receptionist at the front desk, who knew all of the Cullens by then, and ran straight for Carlisle's office. His shift was just ending and he was in his office finishing up some paperwork.
She ran in through the open door. "Carlisle!" She cried using his name to not arouse suspicion from his co-workers. Carlisle looked up and smiled warmly at seeing his granddaughter in his office. He pushed back on his chair and Nessie came sliding into his lap, wrapping her arms around his neck just like when she was younger.
"Well hello there Ness, what are you doing here?" he chuckled.
"Mom and I came to pick you up." As if on cue, Bella walked through the door and at Carlisle's questioning look, she shrugged.
"Pick me up for what?" He questioned.
Nessie grinned and Bella rolled her eyes. "We're not sure Carlisle...she won't tell any of us."
"Oh that's right." Carlisle smiled at Nessie who was still grinning. "Esme told me you were being very secretive."
"The others are headed to La Push as we speak. I was sent with Renesmee to come and get you." Bella explained.
"La Push?" Carlisle raised an eyebrow. "We're all going to La Push?"
Nessie nodded eagerly, hopped off his lap and grabbed both of his wrists. "So come on let's go!" She pulled him off of the chair and he chuckled softly. She huffed and walked towards her mother, "Geesh! I never saw two vampires move slower in my entire life!" She muttered.
"What's the rush sweet pea?" Carlisle's voice was suddenly in her ear and she jumped. She turned around and saw the distance of his office he had moved in in less than a second obviously trying to prove to her that he COULD move fast. Her grandfather could be such a fart.
She sighed in exasperation. "I can't tell you because its a surprise but if we could all hurry along please!" She tried to push both her grandfather and mother out of the office but they held their ground and she frowned. She pushed past them and outside into the hallway where, after shutting off the lights and locking the door to his office, Carlisle and Bella joined her.
"Goodnight Dr. Cullen." A blonde nurse waved flirtatiously at him as they walked past. She didn't even seemed to notice Bella and Nessie there.
"Goodnight Anna." Carlisle threw back in friendly salutations. Bella lifted an eyebrow at him.
Carlisle smiled and chuckled softly. He slipped an arm around his daughter-in-law and hugged her sideways. "I have to be friendly Bella. When you have lived as long as I have you have to find some fun some way." He winked at her. "Besides they all know I'm married and very happily at that. With, what is it now, eight children?"
Bella rolled her eyes playfully but nodded in understanding. They passed a few more flirtatious nurses and interns to which Carlisle responded in an equally friendly manner to each of them.
"Hey Dr. C!" A young male intern passed him in the hallway and the two doctors high fived each other and the young intern made a somewhat screeching noise and pointed at Carlisle as he walked past him.
"Have a goodnight Shawn." Carlisle called to him as he disappeared down the hallway.
"Same to you Dr. C!" The young man's voice travelled through the hallways and he was then shushed by some nurses.
Carlisle smirked at the expression on his daughter and granddaughter's faces. "What? I can be hip." He shrugged his shoulders and popped his collar, spinning around on his heels, winking and shooting his fingers at them.
Bella stared at him blankly while it was quite obvious Nessie was trying to hold back laughter. It wouldn't have been so odd to a normal passerbyer considering Carlisle did look young enough to be pulling moves like that. However, to Bella and Nessie, who knew the man was close to four hundred years old, it was a little less than creepy.
An older nursing who was passing by seeing his display rolled her eyes and smirked at him. "Carlisle I think you better stick with what you've got."
Carlisle laughed smoothed out his collar and straightened up. "I think you're right Mary."
"Have a goodnight doctor." She told him.
"And to you as well." He nodded at her as she passed.
"You're quite the popular one aren't you Carlisle?" Bella asked as they walked out into the parking lot.
Carlisle smiled warmly. "Yes I do suppose I am. Most people tend to stay away from our kind...they sense danger as you know. But my profession keeps that from happening. Even my patients trust me more than they should."
"But you would never hurt anyone." Nessie piped in resting her arms over the hood of Carlisle's mercedes.
"No of course not my dear but if I could ever hurt a human being it wouldn't be wise for them to trust me." He responded.
"Well maybe that's why they trust you." Nessie said, shrugging her shoulders gently. "You know they stay away from other vampires because something inside of them tells them its dangerous. But you're not dangerous despite what you are. You could never hurt a human being and your control is unbelievable."
"She's right Carlisle." Bella agreed. "You're not a threat to them so there is no reason not to trust you."
Carlisle smiled as he glanced at mother and daughter. It was times like these when he truly believed there was a God and He was watching over them. For if He wasn't how could Carlisle be blessed with such a wonderful family? How could the sweet angel that was his granddaughter exist and be part of his family? If there was no God to watch over him he would be wallowing in his own self pity, eyes blood red from killing and drinking human blood for nearly four hundred years with no one but himself. He would not have his gorgeous and loving wife. Nor the blessing of seven children plus a granddaughter.
Without a word he leaned over and pressed a kiss to Bella's forehead and threw a kiss towards Nessie. They both smiled at him.
"I will follow you to La Push."
They nodded and Nessie took off towards where her mother had parked and soon Bella reached the car. She got in, started the car, saw Carlisle waiting for them and pulled out.
"Renesmee Carlie, what is going on?" Bella asked accusingly as they entered La Push. From where they were they could see the beach was all lit up. The glow of the lights could be seen even a mile out of town. A few miles with their eyes.
Suddenly Bella's eyes widened with horror and she shot her head towards Nessie. "Is this what I think it is?"
Nessie grinned and shrugged sheepishly. "It's not a party for you Mom."
"Renesmee!" She groaned and thudded her head back against the seat of the car.
"It's for all of you. Jacob and even some of the pack agreed we should throw a going away party for you. And we couldn't tell anybody because you would flip out once you heard about it and Alice would go all crazy trying to plan it and make it a thousand times more glamorous than it should be. So we decided to just make it a surprise."
She noticed her mother's narrowed eyes glaring at the windshield as she continued to drive. Nessie's smile fell. "You're not mad are you Mom? Please don't be mad. We just wanted to make the goodbye special for all of you. Grandpa Charlie will be there and I know you want to spend one last time with the pack before we go to the opposite end of the country."
Bella's eyebrows shot up and she looked at her daughter. "You're brought your human grandfather to a party of werewolves and vampires?"
Again Nessie shrugged. "Well, we don't have to worry about the wolves. I mean Grandpa Charlie already knows about the wolves and they wouldn't phase anyway. And I made sure that all of us were well fed so no one would even feel tempted around Grandpa Charlie. Besides he won't be the only human. And the stench of werewolf will probably drown out the scent of humans."
Bella shook her head and turned to look at the road again. "I hope to God you're right Renesmee."
Nessie smiled, sure of herself. They all went to high school, save for her mother, for numerous years with hundreds of humans. If they could handle being around hundreds of human strangers surely they could handle a few close friends.
They pulled into the small beach parking lot and they noticed that the volvo and the jeep were already parked. Carlisle swung into the space next to them and they all got out of their cars.
The beach was completely lit up. Different colored lights lined every tree that lined the forest surrounding the beach. A huge fire was set up in the middle of the beach surrounded by a couple of logs for sitting. On one end of the beach there was a table set up with food and drink (obviously only for the humans, hybrids and werewolves. And knowing the werewolves, mostly them.) There were a few different kind of sports balls laying on the sand and a stereo that was playing lowly in the background.
The werewolves and the vampires stood on opposite sides of the beach. Sam and Edward nearing the middle, with the humans in between them. Obviously there hadn't been much partying going on.
However, Nessie grinned at seeing the set up. She reluctantly let Jacob and the pack do the decorating of the beach. She was a little nervous to let the boys do the decorating but then she remembered that Emily and Sue were there to help. She was not disappointed by the outcome.
She ran forward, kicking up sand with her speed and launched herself into Jacob's arms. Jacob willingly accepted the hug and held her tightly against him. "Wow Jacob this is fantastic! The beach looks awesome."
"Thank you!" Jacob laughed and shook his head. "But man I don't know how you girls can like this stuff. It's such a pain in the butt."
She rolled her eyes and smacked his chest after releasing him. She looked back to the group and saw that Bella had taken her rightful spot next to Edward and Carlisle beside Esme. The only ones that looked remotely comfortable to be there were those four, Sam, Jacob, Seth, Quil, Embry and Emmett. Billy, Sue, and Emily knew why there was tension between the two groups and seemed a little hesitant about the vampires being so close. Kim stayed attached to Jared's side, eyeing the vampires curiously. She was unaware of their secret but she could sense Jared's tension and that made her uneasy. Quil hid Claire behind his back protectively and she was peeking out at everybody from behind his legs. Charlie stood exactly in the middle of everything, in his uniform, as always. He was clearly trying to look confident and calm but the apprehension was evident on his face. The hybrids, Melissa, Christine and Angie were closer to the vampires side. They didn't particularly trust all the wolves.
"What a bunch of party poopers." Nessie muttered to Jacob and he nodded in agreement.
Claire seemed to notice Nessie for the first time then and she ran out from behind Quil's legs. "Nessie!"
"Claire!" Quil protested and a low simultaneous growl emitted from some of the pack. But Claire ignored her imprinter and hugged Nessie.
"Hey Claire!" Nessie laughed as she hugged her back. Even though the girls looked several years apart, Nessie appearing seventeen and Claire being ten, Nessie was actually eight years old so the two were very close.
"When Quil told me we were having a party for you I couldn't wait!" Claire said. "I love parties!"
"Me too!" Nessie exclaimed and the two hugged again. Quil slowly relaxed at seeing his imprintee in good hands and the pack followed his lead. Quil liked Nessie. She was his best friends imprintee so it made him happy to see Claire and Nessie become just as good as friends as he and Jacob were.
Seeing the two girls interact seemed to loosen the tension in the atmosphere. Melissa, Christine and Angie bravely stepped forward and went to say hello to Nessie.
Little by little the groups began to separate. Quil and Embry offered to play a game of ball with Emmett and Jasper. Emmett readily agreed and when Jasper looked hesitant, Emmett grabbed his arm and dragged him into the game. They went off to one side of the beach and started tossing the ball around. Soon Colin and Brady decided to join their game and even Hunter joined in after a while.
Carlisle and Esme began to converse with Charlie, Billy and Sue and the others mingled.
After about an hour the party really began to be lively. The music was turned up a little, more games started, laughter and friendly chatter filled the air. After two hours the food at the table was nearly gone due to the werewolves constant eating. Claire and Kim had found the party hats Jacob laid out (as a joke) and started chasing Quil and Jared around trying to put them on their heads.
Nessie was standing by the snack table, occasionally picking at some chips and watching the scene before her.
"Hey." She turned her head and smiled seeing Jacob walking up to her.
He held out his hand for her and although she was a bit confused she willingly took it. "Come with me."
"Kay." She whispered and he led her over to sit near the fire. Each log was completely empty, everyone was too busy doing something to just sit near the fire. Jacob pushed one of the logs aside, sat down in the sand and pulled Nessie onto his lap. Nessie smiled up at him and snuggled into his chest. The heat from his body plus the heat from the fire was overwhelming but as long as she was with Jacob she didn't care.
She frowned. She was leaving in two days. There would be no more times when she could cuddle up to Jacob like this. There would be no more times when she could admire the beach of La Push. There would be no more times when she could ride on Jacob's back through the forests of Forks. There would be no more Jacob. She closed her eyes tightly and grabbed hold of his shirt burying her face in his chest.
"Hey, hey." Jacob wrapped his arms tightly around her and rested his head on top of hers. "What's the matter Ness?"
"I don't want to go." She whined. "I don't want to leave you Jakey. I'm going to miss you too much."
Jacob sighed heavily and brought her closer to him. "I know. I'm going to miss you too. More than you could ever imagine." He shook his head. "I don't know how I'm going to live without you here."
"You have to promise to call me everyday." She lifted her head to look at him. "I need to at least hear your voice."
Jacob smiled and nodded in agreement. "Of course. Even if you didn't ask me to I would have. I'll probably call you ten times a day."
"Good." She responded settling back into his chest. She watched the yellow and orange flames dance around each other in the fire. Somehow being in Jacob's arms and watching the fire settled all her nerves.
"And you are going to come visit me?" Nessie asked after a few minutes of silence.
"If it was up to me I would move with you."
He sighed again. "I can't Nessie. As much as I want to and you don't know how badly I want to, I just can't. I'm tied here."
"But you're the Alpha!" Nessie protested.
"Exactly." He said dejectedly. "It's my duty to remain here with my pack. I can't leave them."
He turned his head to see Seth talking with Sam, Edward and Bella and Paul, Colin and Embry all playing football. "We're all friends again. But there's still that separation of my pack and Sam's pack. If I leave, Seth, Leah, Quil and Embry all have to go back to Sam's pack. They've all told me they don't want to do that. They like being under my control, mostly because I don't control them that often. Sam likes to give orders and when an Alpha gives an order you must obey it. I know how that feels to be under that kind of control and I didn't like it. So I don't do it often and they all like that. It wouldn't be fair of me to send them back to Sam."
"But is it fair of them to make you stay here away from your imprint?" She retorted.
"That's not something they can control. I'm the Alpha and I make the decisions. And I made it."
He could feel Nessie's body drop slightly and he hugged her tightly. "But I will visit as often as I can. When times are calm around here I'll come over there for a couple of weeks. Maybe I can come every other weekend or something and if Carlisle gets sick of paying for me I'll run."
"I don't mind running."
"To New York? Jacob that's thousands of miles away."
"Nessie for you I would run to China."
Nessie smiled and looked up to him in amusement. "You'd also need to swim to go to china."
He smiled down at her. "I can do that. Swimming is just as fun."
She rolled her eyes. "You're crazy."
He shrugged. "Perhaps. But it would all be worth it if I got to see you."
Her smile widened and she rested her head back on his shoulder. "You're the best Jake." She whispered.
"Nah, that would be you."
She reached out to take his hand and intwined her fingers with his. She started to glide her thumb back and forth on the back of his hand as she got lost in the dance of the flames again.
"Hey," Jacob pulled her out of her trance a few moments later.
"I have a surprise for you."
"What is it?" She asked and when he didn't answer she turned her head to look up at him. Before she knew it his lips were on hers. Her eyes snapped wide opened for a second but then they slowly flickered closed and she relished in his kiss.
When he pulled back only a few seconds later, she opened her eyes and gazed up at him. He looked pleased with himself if not just a little nervous to her reaction. But she grinned at him and all that apprehension faded. But then her eyes widened. "Jacob! My parents!"
He chuckled. "Don't worry. I checked to see if they were paying attention to us and they weren't."
"Well maybe they weren't looking at us," She said in a low whisper, "But hello my dad is a mind reader!"
"It seems to me like he didn't notice." Jacob said turning to look in Edward's direction and Nessie followed him. Sure enough Edward was still happily conversing with Sam, Seth and Bella. He had a small smile on his face and he showed no signs of irritation or anger. Surely if he had seen or 'heard' the kiss at all he would have come over there to break them up. But for once he seemed completely oblivious to them. She sighed in relief and rested her head against Jacob's chest again.
Jacob smiled softly, kissed her forehead and the two were just content to lay their in each other's arms.
Standing on the sidelines underneath some tress were Carlisle and Esme standing side by side and hand in hand. They both observed their surroundings with smiles on their faces. Sam, Seth, Edward and Bella all engaged in friendly conversation. Emmett and Jared obviously trying to prove who was the strongest and more manly. Rosalie actually talking with Emily and Sue. Jasper sitting on a rock on the opposite end of the beach, watching, just as they were. His control has become alot better but he still felt uncomfortable being around humans and needed time to himself for a while. Alice talking poor Charlie Swan's ear off. Hunter with Melissa, Christine and Angie strolling lazily along the edge of the water and talking. And Nessie cuddling up with Jacob by the fire.
Esme sighed and rested her head against her husband's shoulder. "This may be the first time I'm actually truly upset about leaving some place. If I could cry-"
"I know." Carlisle agreed, cutting her off gently. He squeezed her against him and rubbed her arm. "So much has happened here. It's hard to admit we're leaving."
"I'm always excited to go to someplace new you know that Carlisle." Carlisle nodded. "But Forks...it has something special that I can't bare to part with."
"It is where our family became complete." Carlisle answered for her. "It is where we found Bella. It is where Edward found his mate and lost his loneliness. It is where we discovered a new species and in that a granddaughter. It is where we found friends in unlikely places. It is where we discovered what it truly means to be a family."
Esme felt a sadness sweep over her. She was glad Jasper was on the other side of the beach and could not try to cheer her up with waves of joy. She needed to feel the sadness, it was her link to humanity. "This is our home."
"Home is where the heart is." Carlisle said and she turned her head to look at him.
"And my heart is with everyone on this beach." She looked back at the crowd on the beach. "Every single one of those wolves, every human, everyone has my heart and if we leave them behind, we're leaving home."
"Well said darling." Carlisle kissed the top of her head softly. "But we will not leave forever. We will return to Forks someday. And absence makes the heart grow fonder, as they say."
"HEADS UP!" A football came whizzing past over their heads and crashed into a tree behind them. Embry came running up, grinning sheepishly and moved past them. "Sorry about that." He quickly grabbed the football and ran back over to Paul, Quil, Colin and Brady. "Way to go Col you almost hit Dr. Fang in the head!" He scolded the youngest member of the pack.
"Oh like it would have hurt him!" Colin retorted sarcastically.
Carlisle and Esme chuckled at the term of endearment the wolves had given him. Esme turned to face him and he slipped his arms around her.
"So Dr. Fang..." She slid his hands up his chest and gazed into his eyes lovingly.
"Yes Mrs. Fang?" He came back with a smirk.
She shook her head with a small smile but the sad look was still in her eyes. "Are you ready to leave some of our children behind?"
Carlisle glanced quickly at the group of wolves who had all just dog piled on Quil. "Oh come on! Get off!" They could hear his voice complain as he struggled to get out from underneath the others.
"They can take care of themselves." Carlisle said surely. "Besides," He looked down at her with a twinkle in his eyes, "Someone needs to watch over our beloved town while we're gone."
Their attention was drawn to the ocean when they heard a loud splash. Quil had gotten his playmates all into the water and was standing on their bodies shooting his arms into the air. "Victory thy name is Quil!" A hand shot out from the water and pulled Quil down into the water and the five gigantic boys started tackling each other in the water, the football lying in the sand long forgotten.
A/N: So that's the end. What do you think? I tried to make it ending-ish. I usually don't get to finish a story so I haven't had too many endings. Was it good? Were you satisfied?
I know I promised you a sequel but I'm not sure If I will be writing it. -hides under a rock- Don't kill me! I still love twilight but not as much as I used too. My obsessive fan girl can only occupy so many things and it is starting to move on. Maybe when Eclipse comes out I'll be better. So the sequel is just up in the air right now. It's not a yes and it's not a no. So just keep looking for it I might just write it cuz I did have a lot of awesome ideas for it.
So please don't hate me for not updating in a while and please tell me what you thought of the last chapter! I'll be waiting for reviews! REVIEW IF YOU ARE DYING FOR THE ECLIPSE TRAILER!!