So here is the new story! I really want to thank all of you who read When You Were Ready. I will have thank yous to those who have put me on their favorites or alerts, and to those who reviewed at the end.

I do not own anything from the Twilight series, that's all Stephenie Meyer!

Bella lay in her bed listening to the storm that raged outside her wide open window. Pushing her blankets back, she stands up and goes to her window and stares into the darkness that was interrupted momentarily by a streak of lightning. She shivers as a breeze passes through it, the only clothing she wore was her pink knickers and white tank top.

Tomorrow she would be going to the Cullens' home after she visited The Rez. In two days time the battle against the Newborns and Victoria would be waged. At least, that was when Alice said it would be fought, she could not elaborate because of Jacob, Sam, and the rest of the pack were going to be involved in the fight too.

She sighs and turns her back to the window with crossed arms as another streak of lightning shoots across the sky. There was no point in trying to beg Jacob to step away from the fight. He was the Beta Wolf; her Beta Wolf. Jacob knew of Bella's reservations but had reassured her at every moment they had alone that he would be perfectly fine.

Scraping sounds of the tree branch outside her window mingles with the pitter-patter of the rain against the house and the muffled sound of feet landing on her floor makes her aware that she is not alone anymore. A pair of hot arms wrap around her bare stomach.

Instantly, her feelings of anxiety are hushed. All thoughts are gone and she relinquishes all control to the man behind her. She drops her arms and her hands rest on the hands on her waist. With a slight smile she leans back into the warm bare chest.

"You should not be awake, Beautiful."

Turning in his arms, Bella wraps her arms around Jacob's neck. "You and the pack should not be awake either."

Jacob's laugh is gentle and light. "Someone has to run while I am busy loving my Beautiful." He tucks his head into the crook of Bella's neck and places a gentle kiss where her neck and shoulder meet. He smirks as her body involuntarily shivers.

Bella leans her head against his bare chest and kisses him where his sternum rests. She feels Jacob stand up straight and looks up to his face her chin resting on his chest. The heat radiating off his body presses against her body. Her eyes are lidded and unfocussed as she feels a passion that had been making its appearance a lot recently.

Jacob watches as his accumulated tension seems to reflect in his mate's eyes. He leans down and kisses Bella's forehead. "Bella… I don't think it's a good idea you come to the Rez tomorrow."

Bella steps away from Jacob confusion. She sits on the edge of her bed and waits for his explanation. Irrationality in thought had been eliminated between the two since the imprint, something Charlie noticed and still praises Jake for.

Jacob stays standing. He turns back to the open window. "If you come, I will not be able to let you go to the Cullens' home." His voice is soft. "Not because I don't want you there." He sighs.

"If you come see me, I don't think I can control myself enough to let you go," Jake turns to gauge Bella's reaction.

The look of confusion remains on her face masking his passion that had reflected there while they embraced. "Jake, you won't hurt me. You have more control over your phasing. I have faith in you…"

A sarcastic bark escapes his throat. "It isn't that, Bells." He steps over to her bed and sits down next to Bella. He takes one of her hands in both of his. He massages the back of her knuckles before bringing her hand to his lips. "I explained to you that our relationship progresses to how you need it, how you need me to be in your life, right?"

Bella nods. Jake's hot breath cascades not only over her hand, but all over her body. "Yes Jake. What does that have to do with not coming to the Rez tomorrow?" The heat of passion ricochets off of surface of her being.

"I won't be able to stop myself from pushing your …intimate… limits." He watches her for what seems like an eternity. He watches as her chocolate eyes darken with a mixture of lust and annoyance. "I see how my needs are reflected in your expressions. I can see how it's taking its toll on you, too. I don't want to push you farther than you're willing to go Beautiful."

Bella sighs.

Relief radiates over Jake's body. Not my relief… "Bella, did you think I didn't want to see you?"

Bella giggles and takes her hand back. She places it on Jake's cheek and moves to sit straddled over his lap. "No. I thought I was pushing you too far. God, Jake do you know how much I have wanted to talk to you about taking the next step?"

Jacob's hands rest against the sides of Bella's thighs. A half smile ghosts over his lips as he looks into her eyes. He leans in and presses his lips to hers. Electricity flows through their veins. Bella pulls away before they can get too carried away.

"Jake, I need to tell you something." Bella leans her forehead against his. "I went to speak with Emily about being imprinted on to know what to expect when certain things were to come up. She told me to expect almost unbearable amounts of passion. Emily also mentioned that when Sam goes out for patrols, the pain of separation can be insatiable, like a piece of you is missing.

"She also told me that when the time is right, I … we would feel a strain until we consummate our imprint. Emily had spoken to Harry Clearwater's wife. Sue told Emily that even non-phasing wolves imprint. Sue also told Emily that consummating the imprint is necessary to make the imprint official in the blood of our bond."

Jacob sighs. "So our constant make-out sessions that have been getting heavier and hotter isn't just because I want them to then?" He asks with a smirk.

Bella laughs softly. "No."

"I am going to talk to Sam when this is all over. I want to make this as official as possible. I want this to be special for you. I will do my research Beautiful," he says and places a kiss against the corner of her lips. Anxiety coats the room.

"What's the matter, Beautiful?"

Bella's hand drops from Jake's cheek and her arms wrap around his neck. She rests her head on his shoulder and sighs. "I wished this was all over."

Jacob places his hands under her bottom and stands. He walks around the bed and places Bella in her usual sleeping spot where the covers lay pushed back. He sets her down and crawls in next to her.

"And very soon it will be." With that he wraps his arms around her, places a sweet kiss atop her head and holds her until her breathing slows to an even in and out. Slowly and without moving her, he gets out of bed, tucks the blankets around her and jumps out her window.

This will be a multichaptered story, I just don't know how long yet.

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