Okay so last chapter was kind of a filler chapter. I had two people only guess who it was and yes it was……… Tanya and……. Jake. Surprising? Anywho, the girl that walked in is of course Jessica. Jessica and Jake are supposed to be together now ever since Bella walked in on them, three months ago. Tanya and Jessica were friends. You'll find out later in this chapter what Jessica did to piss Tanya off. This is also another filler chapter, continuation of last chapter, meanwhile the gang is in Florida and you will see their vacation in the next chapter which may be up by Sunday, I will try to have it done by then.

Previously on Water that Burns…

Her face was horrified as she took in the scene. I on the other hand was worried that he just nutted inside of me and climbed off of him. He tried to grab on to me but I shrugged him off and walked towards the door.

She was sitting there stunned and frozen so I walked past her and whispered "I always win" kissed her cheek and walked into the living room to gather my clothes. I heard his stupid ass finally stutter out an explanation as I finally finished getting dressed. I walked to the door and opened it but before I walked out, I yelled to him.

"It was fun, I'll see you later" and blew him a kiss as I walked out of the door and closed it behind me, giggling the entire way down the hall, out of the building and down the street.


Chapter 15

All Tangled Up

Jake's PoV

I sat there frozen on my bed; my eyes bugging out of my head, my hands fighting for the messed up covers trying to cover myself. I couldn't believe that Jessica just walked in. This was like déjà vu all over again, just three months later and instead of Jess it was Bella.

Two strikes I thought to myself. God, I am so dumb. How did I let this happen? I was actually starting to like Jessica. She was cute, sweet and so caring. She took care of me in every way manageable and not once have she complained about it.

I stared straight into her loving blue eyes and watched as tears began to trail down her beautiful face. More tears spilled over and she brought her hand to her mouth to muffle her screams. I can see her body shaking and her knees wobble. All the while, I just stood there like the fucking dick I was and watched my girl have a nervous breakdown of just catching me in the act wih one of her friends, or should I should ex friend.

Before I could comprehend with my mind that I should say something or go over to her, she collapsed onto the floor and screamed, and screamed, and screamed. She was crying so hard that her sobs were getting stuck in her throat and she was having trouble breathing.

I secured the blanket tight around myself and kneeled down beside her. I was hesitant to touch her at first but I could sit there and let her deal with this pain alone. I knew it was wrong and Tanya totally seduced me, this was all her plan and I was stupid and weak enough to fall for it.

"Jess, baby, I'm so sorry." I softly whispered as I reached out and rubbed her arm. Surprisingly she didn't pull back from me. No. Instead she turned towards me and buried her face in the crook of my neck.

"Why Jake, why?" She sobbed. I am such a jackass.

"I'm sorry Jessica. I didn't mean to hurt you. I didn't mean to. I promise I didn't." I vowed. She just sobbed harder and clung to me as if her life depended on it.

"I thought you loved me Jake. I love you." I stiffened. We never said those words to each other and honestly I wasn't sure if I was in love with her. I mean I cared about her, a lot. But, the last time I loved someone, she ran off with someone else, although I know it didn't actually happen in that order.

"I'm sorry" I mumbled to her again, not really knowing how to reply to what she said.

"But, Jake I love you." She sobbed. When I didn't reply, again, she broke down and cried harder and harder.

After two minutes, she began to silently cry and I think it finally registered to her what the hell just happened. I felt the atmosphere in the room change and before I could open my mouth to speak he hard curled into fist and she began pounding on my chest. One hit after another. At first, they were light as she began to cry softly again. But after a couple of hits, they became hard and pounding as her tears and screams picked up. She was to the point of hysterics.

I tried grabbing her wrist to stop her but she was having none of that.

"Why, huh why?" She asked between hit, but never gave me enough time to answer her question.

"I fucking love you Jake and you cheat on me. I thought I was better than Bella and you do me just like you did her." Well, what did you expect I thought to myself but wouldn't dare say it out loud.

"I would've done anything for you. I fucking hate you." Her fist became slaps as she slapped me over and over every where she could reach. I didn't try to stop her this time. I deserved this and I knew it.

"I hate you" she sobbed over and over and over again until her crying began to slow down.

I reached for her and when she didn't pull away I pulled her body close to me and hugged her tightly. She didn't fight me off. I was amazed at how right this felt, her in my arms and the bond we had with one another.

Even in the fucked up situation we were in I couldn't help but feel that this felt right. Her in my arms. Just as she would, I would do anything for her. I would cherish her and show her that I am the man for her. I slowly began to realize that I loved Jessica too, just not in the way I loved Bella. Maybe stronger even.

"I'm sorry baby and I'll do anything to gain your trust back." I whispered. I wanted to make this vow and stick to it.

"I'll make this right, I promise I will. I love you" her head snapped up and her watery eyes smiled at my revelation.

"Yeah? She asked.

"Yeah, I love you Jess and I'm sorry and I will do anything to gain your trust back, just don't leave me please." I begged.





I smiled at her and leaned in to kiss her lips but she turned her head away and kissed her cheek instead. When I looked at her she shrugged a little and I understood what that gesture meant. Duh Jake.

I pulled us up off of the floor and onto the bed. She didn't object to that. Once we were settle in on the bed I pulled her closer to me and mumbled sweet nothings to her over and over again. I could her silently crying still as I drifted off to sleep.

Jessica's PoV

I couldn't believe I was so weak. I mean any other time and any other man I wouldn't have cared but I really did love Jake and I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.

I actually came here to tell him so good news, but imagine my surprise. I couldn't believe Tanya. That bitch was stoop to anything. But, I knew why she did it.

When she first came to the firm we all previously worked at she told me she had a thing for Jake and asked if anything was going on between us. I told her no, because at the time it wasn't and told her that he was with Bella. She obviously didn't care about that and even sought out to pursue him.

He turned her down multiple times and the last time was the day after we hooked up. I finally told her what went down between us and even though she claimed she didn't care, she obviously did.

Did she not know I had my eyes set on him first? I knew him long before she did and was already working my way into his heart before she even arrived. But, she felt like I back stabbed her and went after him because I knew she liked him. What a stupid slut. Now the bitch has no man.

I forgave him though and I was confident that we could make this work. I knew how to get back at Tanya's ass and she had it coming real soon. I need to call Lauren and tell her this shit. I knew she'd be pissed because she already didn't care too much for Tanya.

Jake didn't know that the past couple of weeks I had been watching him. I knew about his drives that he occasionally took early in the morning and where he was going and what he did. I knew about his drives in the afternoon, around the same time the firm closed up for the night and what he was doing.

I wished he got Bella out of his head. I never had a problem with the girl, she just had the man I was after and once she gave that up, she was clean in my book. I haven't seen her or spoken to her since she walked in on Jake and me but she took the news surprising well.

I'm happy for her and Edward Cullen. Even though I heard they weren't together, I knew it was a matter of time before they would. They were cute together. I don't know what he ever saw in Tanya.

I wish I could tell her how sorry I am now. Right then and there I made myself the promise that I was going to tell her how sorry I am, if it was the last thing I did.

I know how it feels, being cheated on, and it doesn't feel good at all. Now, I wish I would have never did that to her. What comes around goes around but twice as hard and that was so true because not only did Jake cheat on me as he did to Bella, but I'm two months pregnant. Wonder how he'll take that news.

Okay so like I said this was another filler chapter. The "meanwhile…."

Next chapter is the gang and their vacation in Florida, back to Edward and Bella.

I dropped a few hints in this chapter and one big ball. Thanks for those of you who read and review. I love reviews so please drop on after reading. Next chapter up by end of week.