Drawing Down the Moon

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Authors note: I am flattered and thrilled to know that I have so many readers. In the end it is for you that I write this however I wish to know if you want the whole story of the children's childhood in one story or would a sequel be better for you? I tried to make this chapter longer. 1664 words

Gaia softly turning - Luna never sleeping

Mama Moonlight heavy with a belly of dreams that's almost foaling

Jacob POV:

I was not expecting this. Pain lanced through me but it was not coming from my heart-void. The pain started in the pit of my stomach then rolled to my spine in a wave only to begin again ten minuets latter.. I had awakened in the wee hours of a cold morning. My mind at first did not comprehend what was happening. Alice was at my side as soon as I awakened she and Jasper arrived earlier in the night. Nodin awakened as the next wave hit more intense then the last.

I was quickly moved to the pile of furs Nodin slept on. He had insisted that when I went into labor I have my cubs on those furs. I was not entirely sure why. Alice sat behind me allowing me to lean on her as I sat in a half reclined position. Jasper crouched at the entrance on guard. Nodin knelt at the fire sterilizing a knife. I whimpered as another pain hit. Nodin called Jasper over and handed him a smoldering sage bundle I had brought for the Birthing ceremony, and a feather. He instructed Jasper in proper smudging Telling Jasper to Project a calming aura and move clockwise around the cave. It seemed I was going to have a very traditional birth. I realized then that Nodin had painted a medicine wheel on the ceiling over his pile of furs. My children would be born in a sacred space.

Nodin knelt beside me and asked Alice to move back so that I was Lying on my back with my head on her lap. He apologized for not having pain killers to give me. But told me to try to see Edward in the Medicine wheel over my body. I pictured Edward smiling at me like he had at Bella. Telling me that he loved me and that I would be alright. I allowed all my focus to center on this picture. I did not notice that Jasper had to be asked to use his teeth to get to the twins. I was lost in the Image of my beloved. The first baby was pulled from inside me. Alice Sighed "She is Beautiful, Jake. " The second Child was pulled from within me and Nodin gasped. I looked over at the man as he starred into the too intelligent Brown eyes. "Jake do you mind if I give the first name to your Youngest child?" I did not mind usually my mate would have a hand in the Naming but Edward was not here. My wolfish healing had already sealed my stomach. In a few more hours I would have my figure back. I nodded Nodin had taken care of me he deserved at least one request.

" Little girl I name you Mai" I looked to Alice then.

"Go on Alice could you give her a middle name?" I asked, "after all you are her Godmother."

Alice thought a moment " I suggest Raine spelled R-A-I-N-E it means council in German. If I am not mistaken the name Mai means coyote"

Jasper held my eldest daughter. I considered a moment then asked him to give my eldest daughter her middle name. I named Jasper my youngest child's godfather. " I suggest Matilda it to is German and means powerful battler."

I smiled then. "Well then I name my eldest daughter Sinopa Matilda Cullen. I name my youngest daughter Mai Raine Cullen." Nodin handed Mai to Alice at my pronouncement.

" I have one last request, Jacob Black," Nodin laughed. " You take good care of these girls I have waited a very long time for Mai Raine to be born. " with that he vanished with a peal of laughter.

Alice had brought bottles for the twins. She fed Mai and I fed Sinopa Jasper had gone out to get a fresh kill for me.

"Fox Powerful battler and Coyote council? How did you arrive at those names?" My Edward was leaning against the mouth of the cave. Alice growled.

Jasper POV:

I went out to get Jake some breakfast I was sure he needed it. I caught the scent of a bear not far away and took off after it then I caught another scent. Edward! I tracked the Scent until it became clear it was headed to Jake's cave. I ran as fast as I could I had no Idea what Edward would do as far as I was concerned he was a loose cannon. Such things are deadly if left unsecured. I arrived to find Jake looking in shock but holding the girls in his arms. Alice was crouched in front of the wolf and his cubs Edward was crouched in the opening of the cave.

I needed to get to them, but how. " Alice , Their my children." Edward snarled. I took that moment of divided focus to full advantage coming in from behind. In the mean time Jake had put the twins in their baskets tucking furs tight around them. He leapt to his feet when I tackled Edward. Forgetting that he was still not fully healed from the birth of the girls. No sooner was he up then he crumbled to the cave floor. Alice turned seeing that I had Edward pined. She knelt next to Jacob who was gasping on the ground holding his bleeding stomach he had reopened his wound.

Edward managed to get free as I tried to assess if Jake was alright he flew to Jake's side. I am not sure what I expected but I did not expect Edward to grab the knife heat it and use it to cauterize the wound. He then asked Alice for one of the furs from the pile nearest the back of the cave. He threw it over Jake and kept whispering that he was sorry. At that moment the twins let out cries of frustration. Edward went to them Alice an I were too stunned to stop him. As He picked up first one basket then the other he set them on the pile of furs then picked up Jake and laid him down on the furs next to them. He laid on the other side.

Alice unfroze first. "Edward? Does this mean you are finaly excepting Jacob as your mate?"

Jacob POV:

My Edward was with me but I was still unsure of my place. Was he just here because of the twins pull on their other daddy? My mind spun down paths well worn by my doughts and fears. Then Edward began to sing softly a song I recognized in part because it was by a Band I liked.

"Gaia softly turning - Luna never sleeping

Mama Moonlight heavy with a belly of dreams that's almost foaling

Night bloom take me under - Night skin taste of wonder

Night kiss stir the hunger, lapping the dark with tongues of silver

So much time we circle the sky with one wing beating

Looking for a light that's true

All our lives we're chasing the night like it's never ending

You the Sun and I the moon"

" I never ment to come between you and Bella" I whispered

Edward sighed then. "There is so much I regret about the past few months and there are many things I will never forgive myself for. I give you my life do with it as you as will."

I was overjoyed," oh Edward, all I want is to know you care."

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Full text of Drawing down the moon

The artist is Gia consort again

Can you tell I love the band?

Gaia softly turning - Luna never sleeping

Mama Moonlight heavy with a belly of dreams that's almost foaling

Night bloom take me under - Night skin taste of wonder

Night kiss stir the hunger, lapping the dark with tongues of silver

So much time we circle the sky with one wing beating

Looking for a light that's true

All our lives we're chasing the night like it's never ending

You the Sun and I the moon

Raise your chalice higher - Push my blade in deeper

Sweet your tongue on mine like the fruit of a tree that's always blooming

Huntress bring us visions - Cleansing fire within us

Stoke the pounding dark with the fire of stars all cast in shadow

So much time we circle the sky with one wing beating

Looking for a light that's true

All our lives we're chasing the night like it's never ending

You the Sun and I the moon

Once in the month in a place made secret

Better for us all if the moon is full

Naked in the rites to show our freedom

Free is the love that we offer too

Ours is the ecstasy of being

Walking in the beauty of the great green Earth

Ours is the touching of the mystery

Ours the experience of death and birth

Ours is the liberating voice of nature

Knowing that there isn't any more than this

Ours the ritual of love and pleasure

Ours the delivery of the five fold kiss

Drawing down the moon. Drawing down the moon.

Drawing down the moon. Drawing down the moon.

So much time we circle the sky with one wing beating

Looking for a light that's true

All our lives we chase the night like it's never ending

You the Sun and I the Moon