Author's Note: I know. I abandoned this story. I had good reasons though! To say that a lot has happened would be an undedrstatement!

But don't worry, readers! I've fallen back into this story...hard! I promise another update within the next few days! I hope you all can forgive me for leaving you hanging for so long!


I woke up the next morning to Bella's lips on mine.

I smiled immediately, wrapping my arm around her waist. Last night had been absolutely amazing, and this morning was beginning in a way that was just as perfect.

"Good Morning," she said, smiling against my lips. "You want breakfast?"

"Well, I am hungry," I flipped her over, putting her underneath of me. "But not for food." I kissed her hungrily, running my hand down her torso to grip her hip underneath of her blankets. I realized we'd never put our clothes on after last night. I growled as I ground my hardness against her, our lack of clothing turning me on further.

"Mmmm...after waking me up in this mood I might never let you go back home," she moaned into my ear, running her hand down to my waist and pulling her legs up, pushing up further into me.

"Who's to say we ever have to leave this bed?" I asked, bringing my lips down to her neck. She ran her hands into my hair as I nipped the sensitive spot behind her earlobe. I brought my hand down to her center, running my hand along the slit in between her legs as she moaned. I pushed a finger into her wetness, pushing it in and out of her. She pulled me closer to her, whispering my name into my ear, causing me to add another finger and move a little faster. She gripped the bed sheets with one hand while running the other one through my hair.

I looked at her face. Her eyes were closed and her mouth slightly open, letting out quiet moans. She was so beautiful, especially when I was giving her so much pleasure. I leaned down and covered her mouth with mine, placing my thumb on the sensitive spot just above her opening. I rubbed soft circles into her flesh, making her push up into my hand.

Jake..." she gasped. " I need more."

She didn't need to say anything else. I pulled my hand away from and stuck my erection into her quickly, both of us grunting in pleasure and relief. I moved in and out of her rhythmically, kissing her between pants and moans. She pulled her legs up and met each of my thrusts, begging me to go harder. I pulled one of her legs up over my shoulder and pushed deeply into her.

"Oh!" she screamed.. "Fuck...Jake," she whispered, grabbing my hip with one hand and throwing the other up to hold onto the headboard of her bed. Her eyes were closed and she was moaning so loudly she was practically yelling. I gripped onto her leg and began to thrust into her harder and faster. I reached up to the headboard as well, anchoring myself for better leverage. I'd never been more relieved that our parents were avid fishers; the headboard was hitting the wall so hard I was surprised it didn't go straight through it.

Her pants became quicker and shorter, her moaning more high-pitched. She dug her nails into my skin and cried out my name in her orgasm, tightening around me until I fell over the edge. We rode out our climax, continuing to moad until we'd come down from our high. I pulled off of her and collapsed back down beside her, our breathing still labored and quick. I turned to her, cradling her face in my hand and nuzzling into her hair, my lips to her ear.

"Happy birthday, honey," I whispered, kissing her cheek.

She smiled and turned to face me. "Mmm...that's one gift I'm glad I didn't refuse," she chuckled and kissed me before laying her head on my chest. She pulled the blanket back up and around us before finding my hand with her own, intertwining our fingers. "I don't know if I'll ever be ready to get out of this bed," she said with a sigh.

I kissed the top of her head. "I know I'll never be ready," I replied. "Laying here like this is just so..."

"Simple," she finished for me.

I shook my head. "I was going for something more like 'wonderful, mind blowing," I kissed her head once more and lifted her chin up to look at me. "Absolutley perfect," I finished with a smile. She grinned and leaned upward to kiss me, lingering on my lips for a moment before laying back down on my chest and cuddling into me.

"So," she began after a few minutes. "How are we going to do this?" I could hear the nervous concern in her voice. "How long until I see you again?"

I knew this was coming. We were both going home tonight and, after the last couple of days, it would be hard to spend that much time so far apart. There was no way I'd pass up any chance I had to come see Bella. I think she underestimated how crazy I was about her.

If you think I could stand being away from you for more than a week, you're crazy," I told her, moving my hand up and down the soft skin on her back. "I'm off every weekend if I wanna be. I'll be here every Friday night, you can count on that."

"Well that doesn't seem very fair!" She leaned up on her elbow and looked at me. "For you to come to me every week. We should take turns."

"Honey, do you realize how much faster I'd get here" It'd take you more than half a day to drive to Blue Creek...I could run here in half the time," I propped myself up on my elbow and cupped her face. "I don't want to waste any time. We have years to make up for, Bells." I kissed her lips and held her face in my hands, our noses touching.

"But I don't want to wait a whole week," she pouted, looking absolutley adorable. I nipped at her bottom lip, causing her to giggle.

"It won't be a whole week, just five days. I'll drive you home tonight so I know where you live, and I'll be there by midnight Friday night. I promise." I kissed her lips assuringly and she nodded.

"Mmmm...love you, Jake," she whispered against my lips. I sighed audibly, pulling her as close as I could get her.

"Love you too, Bells." I could never get enough of hearing those words. I could never get enough of anything about Bella. No matter how much I got of her, it would never be enough.


We finally rolled out of bed a half hour later. I told her she wasn't allowed to cook on her birthday, so Bella got the first shower while I made her breakfast. My cooking skills were limited, so I settled for something Emily made a lot for us. I scrambled up some eggs, chopped and sauteed some potatoes with sausage, onions, and peppers, and threw it all together, smothered in cheese, of course. One of those things that tastes more difficult to make than it actually is.

I finally heard Bella coming down the stairs 20 minutes after I heard the water turn off.

"Mmm...that smells great!" she said enthusiastically as she walked into the kitchen.

"Yeah, I've learned a thing or two. When you have to fend for yours-" I turned to speak to her, and was rewarded with a sight that made me forget my words.

Bella was dressed in a denim skirt, one that showed much more leg than I'd ever seen her reveal. It was paired with a very flattering, form fitting white sleveless top, not leaving too much to imagination at all. As I slowly moved my eyes down her body, I realized she was also wearing a pair of strappy heels, something she wouldn't have been caught dead in a few years ago. When I looked back up to her face, I noticed the faint hint of pink in her cheeks, a reaction to my scrutiny.

"Wow," I said approvingly when I collected myself. "You look great, Bells. I'm feeling a bit underdressed." I motioned to my own t-shirt and boxers look.

"We have lunch plans," she crossed the room to stand in front of me. "We'll go by Billy's so you can grab a pair of pants," She ran her hands up my arms to my biceps and gave them a little squeeze. "but keep the t-shirt. Trust me."

We ate breakfast and I headed to my dad's house while Bella did the dishes. My attemped quick goodbye kiss turned into more of a short make-out session, before I finally pulled myself away from her. I would have to run as I had left my truck in La Push last night.

I showered quickly, pulling on a pair of dark jeans along with a black t-shirt. I didn't look a fraction as great as Bella did, but this is what she'd said to wear, so it worked just fine for me. I threw on some boots and grabbed my truck keys before running out the door and jumping into my truck. I hadn't even been gone an hour, and was already aching to see her again.


When I made it back to Charlie's house, she was sitting on the steps of the porch on her phone. She stood as she saw my truck pulling up and smiled before hanging up the phone. I got out with the truck still running and kissed her lips before walking around to open her door for her. She slid over to the middle of the cab when I climbed back in and shut my door.

"Where to, Miss Swan?" I asked her, having no idea which direction to head.

"Port Angeles. We have a lunch date with Greg and Susan."

I raised my eyebrows. "Really?" I put my arm around her shoulders and pulled her toward me. "You sure it's not...too soon?"

"Maybe. But you're going to be somewhat of a permanent weekend fixture in our house. I don't think we have much of a choice."

I nodded. She was right. I'm sure I'd be uncomfortable if a six-and-a-half foot tall man that I'd never met was sleeping in my house with my five-month-old child. No matter how much they trusted Bella's judgement.

The ride to Port Angeles was comfortable. Bella stayed leaned up against my side the whole time, and before I knew it she had directed me to a building labled Cafe' Garden. It wasn't until we had parked and I was helping her out of the truck that I realized I was actually nervous. These people were practically Bella's family. I had the luxury of knowing Charlie my whole life, and didn't have to earn his approval, but Susan and Greg didn't know anything about me. I usually coudn't care less if people liked me or not, but for some reason, their approval was very important to me.

Bella must have felt me stiffen because she squeezed my hand and leaned over to kiss my shoulder. "Don't be nervous. I'm not," she whispered just before we walked in the front door.

Bella led me to a table on the left side of the restaurant, where a smiling couple stood up as soon as we made eye contact. Susan wagged her eyebrows at Bella, making me smile when I saw her blush.

"Jacob Black, this is Greg and Susan Parker," she said when we approached the table.

Greg reached out and shook my hand. "It's great to finally meet you," He said glancing over at Bella. "We've heard plenty about you over the last couple of years." Bella scoffed and reached out and smacked him on the shoulder.

"What?" Susan smiled at her. "Get a few glasses of wine in this girl and she'll tell her whole life story!" She walked over to shake my hand, a huge smile on her face. "It's great to meet you, Jake."

I immediately relaxed, already deciding that I liked Bella's roommates. She really had her own little family here in Port Angeles.

Lunch went great. Greg and Susan were exactly the kind of people Bella needed in her life. Lively and open-minded. I could tell they were genuinely good people.

The women had a bottle of wine while Greg and I stuck to water and shared knowing glances as they started to get a bit tipsy. They both excused themselves to the restroom, Susan giggling about Bella and I as soon as she thought I was out of earshot. I smiled as I watched her walk around the corner, knowing she was a bright shade of red by now.

"She's a tough one to handle, huh?" Greg broke me out of my thoughts. "I think you've got your work cut out for you." He smiled.

"You have no idea," I chuckled. "I know exactly what I'm getting myself into."

"You seem like you know what you're doing," He leaned a little closer across the table. "And I'm pretty sure Susan agrees with me when I say that I'm happy you're sticking around. But please understand that Bella is family to us. And as much as I like you already, I'll let you know that if you hurt her, you've got another thing coming. From the both of us." He shrugged. "Necessary speech...being the brotherly figure and all." He leaned back in his chair.

I smiled at him, "Someone's gotta take care of her," I told him approvingly. "At least I know she's in good hands when I'm not around."

"You can count on me, Mr. Black. I promise I'm tougher than I look!" He chuckled. "Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. Next Friday we're throwing Bella a late birthday party...We know she won't be expecting anything that late. I know you live pretty far, but Bella said that you were heading up this way this weekend, so if you think you can make it, it starts at 10:00."

I nodded, deciding I would just have to leave earlier from work this Friday. I smiled, imagining her face when she walked into her house to be jumped out at. I wouldn't miss it for anything.

When the Bella and Susan made it back to the table, Bella looked at the time and announced that we had to head back to Forks for a birthday dinner with her father, and that I'd be dropping her off back at home tonight before heading back home myself. We said our goodbyes, and headed back out to the truck.


"See, that wasn't so bad!" Bella was practically skipping to the truck. "I knew they'd like you! Didn't I tell you they were great?" She was beaming, her cheeks just a bit rosy from the two glasses of wine she'd had.

I laughed and spun her around to pull her into my arms, placing a light kiss on her mouth. "They're wonderful. But if this is what two glasses of wine does to you, I'd like to see what four does. I'd like to hear the things you said about me bofore this weekend."

She shook her head. "Nope. I'll never tell."

"Hmmm." I shrugged. "Note to self. Bring wine on Friday..." I grinned as she punched me in the ribs. "What? If it doesn't work on you, I'm sure I could get it out of Susan!" I opened her door as she rolled her eyes at me, kissing her hand as I helped her climb in.

I started the truck and put it into gear as she slid over to me. "I can't wait for next weekend. We'll have to plan something with Greg and Susan since they picked up lunch today." She leaned up and placed a lingering kiss on my collarbone. "I can't wait to see you again on Friday night."

"Definitely..." I smiled at the knowledge of what was REALLY happening Friday night. "It's gonna be great."


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