I laid in the bed for a while but I just couldn't sleep. Every time I was about to doze off, Nessie would moan or let out a small whimper and I would wait for her screams. But, thank God, they never came. I laid there with her in my arms, watching the sun rise. She had been asleep for hours. Every now and then, Bella or Esme would come in to check on us. Esme would try to get me to come down and eat but I just couldn't leave. I promised her that I would stay by her side. Food wasn't my priority at the moment, she was. Then, at around ten, she started to stir.
"Good morning, love," I whispered, kissing her forehead.
"You stayed," she yawned, rubbing her eyes. "All night?"
I lifted her chin so she was looking up at me. "I promised, didn't I?" She smiled and nuzzled her head against my chest. We laid there in silence for a while before she spoke.
"Jasper's outside the door."
"Why do you say that?" I asked, pulling away so I could look at her.
"When I was young, I would have nightmares about being alone or getting lost in the woods and Jasper would sit by my bedroom door to keep me calm in my sleep. Every time I started to dream about….well. I felt a great relief run through my body and I was suddenly dreaming of you," she said while looking up at me for that last part. I smiled and brushed a stray hair away from her face, then kissed her forehead.
"Well then, I'm grateful you have him in your life. He's able to comfort you when I can't"
She sat up on her knees and shook her head no. "No Jacob, it's because of you that I'm here. That I'm alive."
I sat up and leaned against the bed post. "It wasn't just me Nessie. We all helped. I couldn't have done that alone."
She shook her head no again and sat on my lap, straddling me. "That's not what I meant." She held my face with both of her hands. "You helped me stay alive. You were my will to keep fighting. Your love for me…," she trailed off and a single tear rolled down her cheek. She looked down and took a deep breath resting her hands on top of mine. "I love you."
My heart broke for her. She must have been so scared to have such thoughts going through her mind. I wiped away her tear and she looked up at me. "Nessie, please…," I begged as I lifted her hand to my cheek. "Show me." She nodded her head and a flood of images of Nessie being kicked, punched and tortured ripped through my skull. I could see Jane smiling as she sent wave after wave of pain through Nessie's limp body. I saw Felix tossing her around like she was a rag doll. And then, I saw a young girl bleeding to death in front of Nessie. Nessie walked away from the screams of pain while the others finished off the poor girl. She lifted her hand away and I sat there gasping for breath. Tears ran down my cheek knowing what she went through.
"Oh god, Nessie," I gasped, pulling her to my chest. I held her as tight as I could. "I'm sorry. I'm so, so, sorry baby."
"I'll be fine," she whispered, wrapping her arms around me. "I'm here….with you." She leaned forward and rested her forehead on mine. "I love you."
I gently lifted my hands to the sides of her face. "I love you." We kissed for what seemed like hours before we heard a tumble outside the door. We reluctantly pulled away from each other and got up to see what was going on in the hall way. We opened the door to see Jasper lying on top of Alice. They both looked up and smiled. Jasper cleared his throat. "Sorry." He gracefully hopped up, pulling Alice with him. "Those are some strong emotions you got in you, Jacob." Alice let out a giggle and pulled Jasper down the hall and into their room. When we heard the door shut we both let out a laugh.
"Do you want to get dressed and eat?" I asked, walking back into the room. I turned back toward her when I didn't hear an answer. "Nessie do you," I trailed off when I saw Nessie holding her tattered wedding dress that was draped over a chair in the corner of her room. It was destroyed. I heard a soft whimper escape her lips. I went to her and rested my hand on her shoulder. "We'll do it over again if you want. Pretend it never happen and start from scratch."
She threw the dress back on the chair and looked at me. "Why would I want that?" She asked with a smile. "That was the best night of my life."
"I just thought that you might want to…," she raised her fingers to quiet me and shook her head. She pressed her body against mine and I leaned down to gently kiss her.
She pulled away and smiled. "Food?"
I nodded my head. "Food."
Walking into the kitchen with Nessie I was engulfed with smells of bread, eggs and bacon. Esme was behind the stove, and to my surprise, Emily and Sam were there too. I walked to Sam and shook his hand.
"Hey brother, what are you doing here?" I asked. Nessie walked over to Emily and gave her a hug.
"Well, we wanted to see if everything was okay." It was weird to see Sam with a shirt on. He smiled and stood by Emily, who was talking to Ness. "You look a lot better." He smiled, glancing over at Nessie.
"Yea, I feel a lot better."
Emmett walked in and made a Bee line to Nessie. "Well, sleeping for almost two days will do that to ya." He picked her up and gave her a hug. "You look great."
"Thanks," she laughed, hugging him back.
"Emmett. Put her down and let her eat," Esme chastised, as she smiled and set plates of food on the table. "Sam? Emily? Will you please stay and have something to eat?"
Sam looked at me and I smiled and nodded. "Sure, Mrs. Cullen." He smiled, pulling a chair out for Emily.
We were almost finished eating when Alice, Bella and Edward came in arguing.
"It's too soon," Bella huffed.
"Well, I disagree," Alice sang. "And it's not your decision."
Edward put his arm around Bella, giving her a small squeeze. "Alice is right, Bella. It's Nessie's choice."
Nessie looked up at the mention of her name. "Um, I have taken a break from all decision making for the time being and have left that job to Jacob," she said, with a mouth full of food.
"Well, I don't have to see the future to know that means it's a yes," she giggled.
I gulped my orange juice and cleared my throat, "What did I just say yes to?"
"A party," Bella sighed.
"Did I say that?" Alice yelled, looking shocked. She scratched her head dramatically, "Party…party…nope I don't think I said anything about a party."
"Then I'll ask again…"
"A small get-together," Edward answered, cutting me off. "Like a bonfire."
"Oh, well that doesn't sound like a big…," I looked over at Bella and Esme who were standing in front of me shaking their heads. "Well, maybe it is a little too soon?" I finished. I slumped down in my chair and looked over at Edward. Thanks Edward. Why don't you just stick an apple in my mouth and throw me over a fire pit. Couldn't have given me a heads up?
He let out a small laugh as Alice stood in front of Bella to face me, "Don't let them scare you Jacob. You know this is a great idea."
Emmett laughed, while hopping on the kitchen counter. "Easy for you to say, small fry." He looked at me and motioned to the door. "Run. Run while you still can." Sam and Emily both laughed. I looked at Sam and huffed. Yea I bet you're getting a kick out of this.
"She's right," Nessie whispered, out of nowhere.
We all looked at her. "Who?" Alice and Bella said at the same time.
"Mom's right. It's just too soon," she whispered, as she kept her eyes focused on her near empty plate. "Excuse me." A tear escaped her eye as she pushed herself away from the table and ran out of the room. I got up and went after her. I thought she was going to run upstairs but noticed the patio door was open. Nessie was running towards the forest.
"Nessie, wait!" I yelled, running after her, but she wouldn't stop. She just kept running. I ran towards the tree line and as soon as I got into its cover, I took off my shoes and shirt. After slipping off my pants, I used one of the shoe laces to tie my clothes around my leg. I phased instantly and followed her trail. Immediately, I knew where she was going. When I got to the clearing and pulled my pants back on, I walked toward Nessie. Her back was facing me, but I could tell that she was crying. I was just about to say something when she spoke.
"Do you remember when we first found this place?"
Not really knowing what to do, I wrapped my arms around her and rested my chin on her head. "Yes," I whispered. "We were playing hide and seek." I pointed to the rock formation that was on the other side of the clearing. "You were hiding over there… giggling. I heard you a mile away."
"I was trying to get caught," she sniffled, letting out a soft laugh.
I took a deep breath. "Nessie, what's wrong?" I begged. She sighed. "And don't say you're fine. I can tell that you're not," I added.
She turned and looked at me. "Do you know where we are supposed to be right now?" she asked. I was confused and shook my head. "In Hawaii, naked in bed. That's what's wrong. I don't want to be here. I wanna be on my honeymoon with my husband." She rested her forehead on my chest. "I want to make love to you so badly." She paused and looked up at me. "When they took me, I remember thanking God that I got to feel that close to you at least one time." I put my hand on the side of her face to stop her but she pulled it away and entwined our fingers. "But I need more. I need it so much more now." She wrapped her free arm around my neck and pulled me down for a forceful kiss. She felt so warm against me. I let go of her hand and ran my fingers through her long hair. My hunger for her faltered a little when I could taste her tears against my lips.
"What's wrong?" I whispered, against her lips. She lifted her fingers and touched my lips.
"Just kiss me," she moaned, into my mouth. "Touch me," she begged, kissing me deeper. "Make love to me," she breathlessly whispered, kissing me even more.
I laid her down on the soft grass and for the next hour, I took my time worshiping every inch of her beautiful body. I kissed every bruise, every healing cut, anything that looked like it hurt. I laid on top of her, feeling her warn body against mine. I left feather light kisses on her cheeks were her tears rolled from her closed eyes. Kissing her lips I entered her slowly. Her trembling hands held my arms as I slowly moved in and out of her. I kissed my way to her ear and whispered over, and over again how much I loved her, needed her, wanted her for the rest of my life. I knew she was close to her release when I felt her breathing grow heavy against my shoulder. Her nails dug into my skin and her body clamped around me tightly when she finally reached her peak. I kissed her lips hard letting myself follow in her release. All I could do was hope that somehow I was healing the one thing I couldn't reach. The part of her that seemed the most defeated. Her spirit. I was willing to do anything it took to bring that back to life again.
We walked back to the house, hand in hand, in silence. Before we walked through the back door I stopped. "Nessie, I think it's a good idea to do the bonfire." She looked shocked, her eyes seemed almost hurt in a way. I sat down in a nearby chair and pulled her onto my lap. "I'm just saying that maybe getting your mind off of all this, and hanging out with friends and family might help you to heal. Then, tomorrow, we'll leave."
"Leave?" She looked confused, and then it hit her. "You mean for our honeymoon? Really?" I smiled and nodded, and she squealed in excitement. She hugged me, burrowing her face in my neck.
"So, does that mean yes to the bonfire?" I asked, pulling her back so I could look into her eyes.
"Yes, to the bonfire," she smiled back.
There was a loud squeal and heavy footsteps coming from the house. Alice ran out jumping up and down. "I promise Nessie, you're going to have so much fun!" She paused and pulled out her phone. "Oh my God, why are there only twenty four hours in a day." She started dialing franticly. "I'm going to need help."
"Well, what do you need help with?" Nessie asked, getting off my lap.
"Hello. Hey, it's Alice. Hold on," she quickly rattled into the phone and looked at Nessie. "You, young lady, are not doing a thing but taking a shower before your dad smells you. The both of you." She looked over at me. "You can help by packing for tomorrow." She pulled her phone back to her ear and started talking again.
"Well, you heard her," I laughed, slapping Nessie's butt lightly. "Off to the shower." She started walking towards the door, but then turned and looked at me. "You know, I might need some help. Care to join me?"
There's that lively spirit I love. I cocked an eyebrow at her and crossed my arms. "And what's in it for me?"
She bit her lip and smiled. "I'll let you pick out my lingerie when we're packing."
Until Jacob and I showed up at the bonfire I was very hesitant in going along with it. Practically everyone was there by the time we arrived. Sam and Emily were at the barbecue cooking hot dogs, Emmett, Jasper, Paul and Embry made a little horse shoe pit and were playing off to the side, and the rest of my family and friends were sitting around the fire laughing and telling stories. I stopped and squeezed Jacob's hand.
"What's wrong?" He asked. He tried to keep walking, but I wouldn't budge.
"Are you sure I'm not dead?" I finally answered.
"What?" He stood in front of me and lifted my chin, "What kind of question is that? Of course you're alive. Why would you ask such a thing?"
"Look behind you Jake," I laughed nervously, and pointed to the scene behind him. "If I'm not dead then obviously we fell into an alternate universe because this is unreal."
He let out a loud laugh, "Are you telling me you'd be more comfortable if we were trying to kill each other?"
"No!" I answered quickly, "But at least it would have been the norm. This," I pointed to our family, "This is way out of left field. How did this happen?"
Jacob smiled and kissed my forehead, "You, Nessie. You brought us together."
The rest of the night was, to my surprise, pretty wonderful. We sat around the fire eating, laughing, telling stories. Embry and Emmett were playing the one up game with each other on who plays the best pranks. It was great to see my family laughing again. Everyone has been so serious lately. Even Rosalie was smiling. I relaxed in Jacob's arms, and he pulled me tighter into his chest. "How are you feeling?" He whispered in my ear.
I looked up at him and smiled, "Grateful that you convinced me to do this." I leaned up and kissed him softly on the lips, "I love you".
"I love you too, baby." He lowered his lips back down to mine, and we lost ourselves in our kisses. We were halted by the sounds of hoot's and ah's coming from all around us.
"Get a room," Embry yelled. Jacob picked up his soda can and threw it at him. "Hey, don't take it out on me," Embry laughed knocking the can away with his hand. "Don't you have a plane to catch anyway?"
"Oh crap!" Jacob looked at Alice, "What time is it?"
Alice looked flustered herself, "What is wrong with me? I can't believe I let this slip. We have forty five minutes to get you there."
By the time we got back to the house, got our stuff, and got to the airport we were pleased to see that our flight was delayed. Jacob and I sat in the waiting area by our gate. He took my hand and lifted it to his lips, kissing it softly. "Are you nervous? This isn't our first time flying you know."
"Nervous? Why would I be nervous?" He looked down at my knee that I had bouncing against my leg. I uncrossed my legs and smiled at him. "I guess I'm just not one to wait. I want to be there already."
"I know what you mean," he let out a soft laugh. "We'll be there soon," he leaned in and kissed me. "I promise."
A lady came out of the gate door and walked up to the podium. "Good evening. Flight 229 to Hawaii will now board first class."
"Here we go," Jacob smiled taking my hand, and leading the way.
When we landed there was a driver waiting for us. I couldn't help but to laugh at the little sign that read Mr. and Mrs. Black. I'd never been in a limousine before, but as wonderful as it was I was half asleep by the time we got to the hotel. A young man came and opened the door. "Welcome to Mauna Kea Resort." When I got out I thought I was going to fall to the floor, but I steadied myself against the car. "Are you ok ma'am?" The young man asked.
"Yes, sorry, it's been a long day." Jacob came out right behind me, and held me against his body.
"Well let me take you to your villa so you can rest." He looked over at the bellboy who was loading our luggage onto a cart. "Tom, please take the luggage to villa two." He looked back at us and smiled. "Please follow me." The walk to the villa seemed to last forever. I think Jacob was getting the feeling that I was falling asleep, and picked me up to carry me the rest of the way. The man opened the door. "This way to the bedroom, Mr. Black." I wish I had the will to look around but I was just too tired to care. "My name is Ken if you need any more assistance tonight." I heard the blankets being pulled back as Jacob carefully laid me down.
"Thank you, but I think were good," Jacob answered with a yawn.
"A Ms. Alice Cullen asked to be notified of your arrival. Would you like for me to call her, sir?" Ken asked quietly.
"That would be great. Thank you, Ken," Jacob whispered back while taking off my shoes. There was a light tap at the door and Ken left the room to go answer it. Jacob tossed my shoes across the room and pulled the blankets to my chin. "I love you," he whispered before leaving the room and turning off the light. I could hear talking outside the room, but it faded out and within seconds I was asleep.
I woke up to the sounds of the ocean and warm breeze sweeping into the room. I looked over at the clock next to my bed, and slammed my head back down on the pillow. "Nine thirty. Why am I awake?"
"Because it's time for breakfast Mrs. Black," Jacob answered walking into the room. I looked over to see Jacob holding a tray of food. I sat up and he placed the tray over my lap. "Good morning." He smiled kissing my lips softly.
"Good morning. How long have you been awake?"
Jacob sat next to me. "About an hour. You were so tired last night I didn't want to wake you."
I took the banana and started eating it. "I hope you plan on eating some of this."
He took the banana out of my hand and bit it. "I already ate," he smiled handing it back to me. "But I am going to jump in the shower. Hurry up so we can go look around." He was so excited. I couldn't help but laugh when he gave me a kiss on the cheek and walked into the bathroom. I was just about to finish when there was a knock at the door. Walking out of the bedroom I was in awe at how luxurious our room was. Another soft knock on the door pulled me out of my daze as I walked over to the door, opening it slowly.
"Good morning Ma'am." It was a young kid with a huge basket in his hands. "Compliments of the resort."
It took it from him and laughed, "For what?"
He gave a small shrug. "Your honeymoon, I guess." He was really young. Around my age I was guessing.
I sat the basket down on the floor and extended my hand. "Hi, I'm Nessie."
He took my hand and shook it. "Keno, nice to meet you." He looked down at the basket. "Do you want me to carry that in for you? It's kinda heavy."
I picked it up. "No, I got it. Thanks. I'll see you around Keno."
"See ya, Nessie"
I set the basket on the kitchen table and started going through it. It had sun block, men and woman's shaving kits, chocolate, candles, everything you could imagine. I started looking around more and couldn't believe how gigantic this place was. It had a fully stocked kitchen, a living room with a huge couch and a flat screen TV, and the patio led out to our own private pool. A private pool! This was insane.
"Hey Ness, the shower is free if you want to jump in now," Jake yelled from the bathroom. A shower felt like a wonderful idea, but out of curiosity I dipped my toe in the pool and it was so warm I couldn't help myself. I stripped down to my bra and panties and took a few steps back to jump in.
But it was too late. I was in the pool and bobbing up to the surface grabbing my foot. "Ouch, crap, that sucked." I stood up and saw that the water only came up to my chest. "How freak'in shallow is this pool?"
Jacob stood in his boxers at the edge of the pool laughing. "It's not meant for cannon balls, babe. It's meant to relax in." I took advantage of Jacob being so close, and as hard as I could I splashed him, soaking his boxers. "Oh, now you've done it."
I squealed as he hopped in and went after me. "Not fair," I yelled when he grabbed me and splashed water in my face, "I'm injured." He laughed and helped wipe the water from my eyes. I wrapped my legs around his waist and rested my hands on his shoulders. "Well I think Alice screwed up this time."
"Oh really, and why is that?" He smiled leaning in towards my lips.
"Because I never want to leave," I closed the distance between our lips and kissed him as hard as I could. I felt Jacob walk towards the edge of the pool were he pushed my back against the wall. I could feel him in between my legs and I grinded against him.
"Do you really want to do this here, Ness?" He asked while kissing my neck. All I could do was nod my head. I couldn't care less where we did it. I just wanted him. All of him. His hand came up and pulled at my bra strap. I held my breath feeling his warm tongue softly lick from my neck to my collar bone. When he repeated the same to the other side I couldn't help but let my head fall back and rest on the cement edge. When I felt him reaching around to unhook my bra my mind spun at the disbelief that we had only done this twice before. I remembered our first night together in his house, and the blankets, pillows, and candles. The second time in the meadow, were he kissed all my tears away with his soft lips, and words of love.
"Oh, god…" I gasped, being pulled out of my daze by his strong teeth pulling at my nipple.
"Just wanted to make sure I had your full attention," he smiled, licking my now swollen breast. "You seemed a little distracted." He lightly nipped his way up my skin and sucked on my earlobe. "What were you thinking about so intensely?" He whispered.
"Us," I gasped, feeling his hot breath in my ear.
"What about us?" He bucked his hips which caused us to moan simultaneously.
"The…other…times…" I was having a very hard time talking with Jacob rubbing himself against me. And he knew it. The huge smile on his face proved it. "They've been…so tender."
"Is that what you want?" He slowed his movements which caused a small whimper to escape my lips. "You want soft?"
Not realizing that my eyes were closed I looked at him to see a small smirk on his face. "No," I moaned crashing my lips against his. We were moving again, but this time he was carrying me out of the pool. I gasped at his hands ripping my panties away from my body before we even made it to the bed. Everything was going so fast my brain couldn't catch up with my body. He was lying on top of me, naked, kissing and licking my body. I felt his hand move lower down my body and between my legs. He rubbed his fingers back and forth slowly, teasing me. He would stop every time I would try to buck my hips against him to make him push harder. "Oh god, please…" Jacob pulled himself up my body, and lightly kissed my lips.
"That's not the name I want to hear you moan," he groaned as he pushed two fingers inside me. I closed my eyes tight as he started to pump his fingers in and out of me at an agonizing pace. "How does it feel?" He started rubbing his thumb over my throbbing clit. "Tell me," he whispered, lowering his head to my breasts.
"I can't…" I said breathlessly as he took my nipple in his mouth and sucked on it. I lifted my hand to his face wanting to show him how it felt, but he pushed my hand aside.
"No, tell me. I want to hear you say it," he almost growled, pumping his hand a little faster in and out of me.
"Needy. A-aching," I stammered, trying to collect any rationalization in my head to form words. He lowered himself down my body, and positioned his head between my legs. He spread my legs wider and softly blew warm air at my wet folds. The feeling sent shivers of pleasure down my spine. I sucked in a deep breath when I felt his lips graze softly against my skin.
"And…," he whispered, letting his tongue dip in between.
I threw my head back and gasped. "More. Please Jacob, I want to feel you." I nearly cried feeling his tongue inside me. I was almost vibrating when he started sucking on my throbbing center. He grabbed my legs from behind my knees and pushed them towards my body, exposing me even more to his treacherous game. He hummed against me which caused me to buck my hips against him. He lifted his body on top of mine, still holding my legs against me. He bent down and kissed me passionately.
"You taste so good, baby," he licked my bottom lip and positioned himself at my dripping center. "Look at me." I didn't even know my eyes were closed. My heavy eyes opened slowly to see his lustful ones gazing back at me. He slowly started entering me. I wanted to scream in pleasure at the feeling of him finally being inside me, but I bit my lip to hold back. "Don't stop looking at me. I want to watch you watching me." He kissed me again as he pushed himself the rest of the way inside me. He pulled away from me and looked down between our bodies. "You feel so good Nessie. So good." He started pumping a little faster and I dug my nails deep into his skin.
"Oh god Jacob, yes…oh baby I love you. Oh yes, yes…," I was almost screaming at the building pleasure spreading through my body. He let go of my legs and rested his forehead against mine. He was still moving faster and harder inside me, but I wanted more. I wrapped my legs around him, pulling him tighter against me. He was looking at me with such intensity that I almost came right there.
"You gonna cum for me?" Jacob whispered against my panting lips. "Come on baby, I want to hear it." I cried out his name after he pounded into me three more times. I held onto him tightly when I felt him start to ride out his own release. We laid there with only the sounds of our deep breathing echoing the room.
"Please tell me….that were going….to do that….everyday," I said breathlessly against his shoulder.
"At least twice, if not more," Jacob laughed. He rolled over next to me and held me in his arms. We laid there in silence for almost an hour before Jacob started to stir next to me. "Shower?" I looked at him and smiled, nodding in agreement. He got up and started walking towards the bathroom, but stopped and looked at me. "You are coming this time, right?"
"Yes, I promise," he gave me a wink and walked in. I laid there still feeling the slight humming coming off my body. There was a loud twerp coming from across the room that caught my attention. I wrapped the sheet around me and walked over to the desk were my cell phone sat. I opened it up to see a message from Alice.
So, have you even left the bedroom yet? -A
I laughed and messaged back. Yes…for like a split second.
My phone went off a second later. That's my girl. So, on a scale of one to ten… -A
Oh my god, Alice. As much as I loved her and thought of her as more of an awesome big sister than an Aunt, I blushed thinking about answering that question. I hesitated before finally sending a message. 11. And no you can't have details. I have to go shower…no jokes…but I'll call later. I promise.
Ok. We love you and look forward to details. Don't think I won't get them sooner or later.-A
I closed my phone and threw it on the bed. "So say's you, you pain."
"Who are you talking to?" I looked up to see Jacob waiting by the bathroom door with a towel wrapped around his waist.
"Alice. She just wanted to see how things are going." I walked across the room to Jacob and wrapped my arms around him. I felt him loosen the sheet around me and let it fall to the floor. I looked up at him and pulled at his towel so it fell to his feet. He lifted me up so I could bind my legs around him. I could feel his hard member pressing against me. "Round two?"
Jacob laughed. "Baby, there is no use in counting."
Today I have a new love for showers.
Magical doesn't even cover the time we spent together in Hawaii. We did everything from scuba diving to luau bonfires, and the best part was that every night I got to fall asleep in the arms of my beautiful wife. She lay next to me fast asleep. Her hair fanned across the pillow as the soft candle light glisten against her smooth back. She had been asleep for almost four hours. I wanted to fall sleep too, but I couldn't. I wanted to just lay here next to her and watch her sleep, taking mental snap shots of this beautiful creature I was grateful to have. My eyes traced over from her neck to her shoulder down her side to those luscious hips, and back again. A part of me wanted to rip off the thin sheet that was covering her bottom half, but I reluctantly restrained myself. I was pulled out of my daze by Nessie slightly stretching, and rolling over to face me. I didn't even know she was awake. We laid there staring into each other eyes for what seemed like hours. She reached over and pulled my hand to her face kissing it softly.
"I love you," She whispered.
I reached over and pulled her to me so she was pressed against my body. "I love you," I leaned in so our lips were almost touching mine, "Always." I reached up and rested my hand on the side of her face before kissing her soft lips.
It was hard packing up everything and leaving Hawaii. I laughed at Nessie as she walked around and took pictures of every little thing around the room. "What are you doing?" I laughed as I caught her empting a small water bottle into the sink.
"Nothing," She laughed back. "I'll meet you by the car. I'll be right back." She came over and gave me a swift kiss on the cheek, and then ran out to the back patio. I shrugged it off and walked down the path to the office to check out. I didn't have to wait long. Nessie bounced up behind me, hugging me around the waist.
"Ready to go?" She turned one last time, and looked at the ocean. I picked her up and she wrapped her legs around my waist. "I promise we'll be back again."
"I'll hold you to that," Leaning in and kissing my lips. We stood there for a while forgetting that the driver was standing there. He cleared his throat and opened the door. We both sighed as I placed her on her feet, and got in the car.
The flight didn't seem that long, but maybe it was because we slept the whole time. To my surprise it was Seth that met us at the airport. "Hey love birds. Do I even need to ask how it went?" He walked over and took the bag that Nessie was holding.
"It was ….none of your business," I grumbled, rolling my eyes. "Where are the Cullen's?"
"You'll see," He laughed.
"Oh god, what did Alice do now?" Ness whispered to me.
Instead of driving to the Cullen's house I noticed Seth was driving us to La Push. Every now and then Nessie would look up at me but I would just shrug, and asking Seth was no help because he would just shake his heads no. Suddenly Seth turned left onto a road I had never seen before. "Ok Seth, fess up. Where are we? I have lived here my whole life and have never seen this path before."
Seth laughed and looked at me through the rear view mirror, "As intimidating as you are I'm more scared of the pint size animal eater than you. She reminded that even though I turn into a wolf she would have no problem hunting me down if I said anything."
"Oh my god," Nessie gasped, looking out the window. I looked over to see a small cabin house with a big red bow tied to the front door. "Are you serious? Seth please don't be joking." Before the car was even at a stop Nessie was out of the car and running towards the house.
"Nessie, wait," I yelled after her. I tried to get to her before she got in the house but didn't make it. I stopped at the door and laughed at the screams and laughter that echoed out the front door.
"We all helped," I turned to see Seth standing there with his hands in his pockets. "Thank god you didn't extend your stay or Alice would have had us build another room."
I laughed and walked over to Seth, hugging him, "Thank you brother. This is ….everything."
Seth led me to the back were the rest of the pack and the male Cullen family sat around a huge built in fire pit.
"The prodigal son returns," Paul yelled, standing up and extending his hand. I was about to comment back when a louder scream and more laughter echoed outside from in the house.
"Bedroom closet," Almost all the men said in unison.
"Shouldn't I go in there?"
"Hell no," Emmett laughed. "Let the woman have their fun."
Sam reached into a cooler and pulled out a beer, handing it to me. "Take the advice and just sit down and relax."
It was nice sitting around hanging out with just the guys. It was hard at times, because now and then I would hear Nessie's voice, and I would have to concentrate on not thinking about the honeymoon. But with Edward sitting right across from me, well, it helped.
"So when are we going to see some babies around here?" Jared asked in such a care free way.
"What!?" I yelled coughing up my beer. "It's a little soon to talk about babies, Jared."
"I agree," Edward answered softly looking over at me.
"If it's even possible," Embry said quickly before taking a long drink of his beer. We all looked over at Carlisle who shrugged at us.
"It's comical how you all think I know all the answers," Carlisle leaned back in his chair and crossed his arms. "You know as much about all this as I do."
"Yea, but you're like from the stone age," Seth said, with a mouth full of chips. "You know some stuff, right?"
Emmett laughed out loud, "Yea, dad, didn't you invent the wheel?"
"No Emmett, he helped make the first fire," Jasper laughed.
We all doubled over laughing at the look on Carlisle's face. He was trying very hard to look annoyed, but was failing miserably.
"What's going on out here?" Esme asked, walking over to Carlisle's side.
"Dad was just about to tell us how he started the very first fire," Edward laughed, flinching away from Carlisle's stare.
"Fire," Esme said, with confusion. "I thought you invented the wheel?"
A roar of laughter erupted. Carlisle sat there stunned looking up and Esme.
"Ouch, burned by the wife," Embry laughed.
"Alright, alright enough poking fun of my husband. It's time to eat." Esme smiled, walking over to me, giving me a hug. "Welcome back son."
Dinner was wonderful as always. The girls always knew how to satisfy our appetites. Nessie and I sat on the couch as we heard the boys tell us the horror stories about building the house. Esme and Alice stood there heated as everyone took their turns complaining about the near slave work they put them through. I was pulled out of my laughter when I felt Nessie grip my hand tightly. She had a worried look in her eye, and I could see light sweat appearing on her forehead. She excused herself and went upstairs. No one else seemed to have noticed except Edward and I. We looked at each other, and I was confident the look of worry on his face mirrored my own. Should I follow? He shook his head and got up from his chair, and went up stairs. After a few minutes he came back down looking more worried than before. "Why don't we let these two newlyweds settle into their new home," He gave me a look that basically said go along with it.
"Yea, get out of my house so I can get some rest," I yelled jokingly, but I was nervous. It took all I had to not run upstairs, and see what was wrong with Nessie. After everyone left it was only Edward, Bella and I. When we got upstairs the bathroom door was locked, but we could hear Nessie inside crying. Edward and I looked at each other with the same understanding. Break down the door.
"Are you two crazy?" Bella yelled from behind us. She pushed her way through and lightly knocked on the door. "Nessie, sweetie it's mom. Can I come in?" We heard the door unlock, and before Edward and I could get in, Bella was inside with the door locked again. We stood there like statues outside the door. "Don't be rude," Bella yelled from the bathroom. "Give us some space." Edward and I looked at each other in defeat.
It seemed like we were sitting in the living room for hours, but every time I looked at the clock I was astonished that only thirty minutes have past. Suddenly there was a car in the drive way. Alice came rushing in with her hands over her ears, humming loudly. Edward was staring at her intensely as she ran up the stairs. "What is it? Did you hear anything?" Edward only shook his head no and sat back down. I didn't even realize that I was also standing up, and sat back down on the couch. After an hour Bella and Alice came down. Edward and I both stood up at the same time and walked over to the girls.
Bella had a huge smile on her face when she took my hand. "Renesmee has something to tell you. She's waiting for you in your room." For almost two hours I have been waiting to see Nessie. To hold her and ask if she's ok. But now I can't even move. I looked over at Alice who had the same excited expression on her face. She walked behind me and gave me a little push.
"Stop being such a fraidy cat and get up there."
I stood in the doorway looking at Nessie for a long time. She had taken a shower and was standing by the window with her back towards me. I slowly walked up behind her and wrapped my arms around her. I felt her relax instantly and we stood there watching the sun set over the ocean. I kissed the top of her head, and she leaned back against my shoulder. After a few minutes my curiosity got the best of me and I cleared my throat. "Nessie?" She turned to face me. "Did you want to talk?"
"Yeah," She took a deep breath, "I want to show you something." She took my hand and led me to the bathroom. We walked over to the sink and stopped. "Do you know what these are?" I looked down and saw several plastic strips scattered across the counter. She carefully picked one up and held it up. "Do you know what this is?" I knew exactly what it was, but for the life of me I couldn't answer. I ended up just nodding my head. She took a deep breath and smiled. "Do you know how to read one?" Again with words escaping me I shook my head no. She pointed to the pink lines that were on the strip. "Well when there is only one line that means it's negative…" She trailed off and pointed to the fact that there was more than one pink line. I looked up at her smiling face and saw tears welling up in her eyes. "Jacob, I'm pregnant." That was the last thing I remember.
I woke up to the voices of Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Sam, and my dad around me. My head hurt a little, but it was nothing I couldn't handle.
"Welcome back," Carlisle whispered, shining a light in my eyes. "How do you feel?"
"Dazed," I grumbled, sitting up on the bed. "What happened?"
"You fainted like a big pussy when Nessie told you she was pregnant." Emmett laughed from across the room. Sam joined in the laughter, but Edward on the other hand didn't look so amused. I flipped Emmett off and looked over at my dad.
"Were is she?"
"Downstairs with the woman folk," He scratched his head and gave me a nervous look. "I'd give them a minute before going down there."
"Why? Did I hurt Nessie when I fell?" All eyes were on me except for Edward who seemed to be concentrating more on listening in on the conversations down stairs than on my question.
"Nessie's fine Jacob," Carlisle said hesitantly. "She's just a little upset."
"A little upset?!" Edward yelled from the other side of the room. "She's devastated."
Everyone shifted a little. I didn't understand. She seemed so happy when she told me she was pregnant. Did she change her mind? I pulled the covers off of me and swung my legs over. "I need to go see if she's alright."
"And what are you going to say?" Edward yelled again. "You think she isn't scared already?"
"What are you talking about?" I yelled back at him. "What is going on?"
"Come on Ed this is normal," Emmett laughed, walking over to me and slapping my back. "Do we even need to walk down memory road when you found out you knocked up Bells?"
"EMMETT!" We all yelled.
He backed away with his hands raised, "Just sayin."
Edward walked up to me and took a deep breath. "When you passed out Nessie thought it was because you were upset." I closed my eyes and cursed under my breath. "Are you?" The question shocked me. Why would I be upset? I was going to be a dad. Oh my god, I'm going to be a dad. Edward smiled and moved off to the side. "Then tell her that."
I looked around the room and smiled. "I'm going to be a dad."
When I got down stairs all the girls were in the living room surrounding Nessie. Her hands were covering her face and it looked like she was crying. I cleared my throat to get their attention. They all looked up at me with…well let's just say it was enough to make me take a step back. Alice of coarse was the only one smiling. Surprisingly it was slightly comforting. "Could I have a moment with my wife, please?" Alice shot up like a rocket and walked over to the patio door, and opened it.
"Well you heard the man," She ordered, tapping her foot on the ground. One by one they all got up and went outside. When we were finally alone I walked over to Nessie and got down on my knees. Her hands were still covering her face.
"Nessie, please look at me." She slowly moved her hands away from her face, and looked up at me. God she was beautiful. How was I ever so lucky to have this woman in my life? A woman that was caring our child. I took her hand and held it up to my face. "I want you to see." I nodded my head and let her in. I tried to show her everything. How unbelievably happy that I was that we were married. Our new home that our friends and family built for us. How ecstatic I felt at the idea of being a father. I showed her how I couldn't wait to put together a crib, and kiss her belly every night. I showed her everything I could imagine that our life would be from here on out.
When she pulled away she had a wide smile on her face. She wrapped her arms around my neck and gave me a deep, much needed, kiss. I took her face with both my hands and laughed. "You know this means you're stuck with me." She laughed and nodded her head.
"It's going to be a girl. I can feel it." She laughed.
"Hell no. It's a boy."
She smiled and took a deep breath. "Healthy."
I nodded my head in agreement. "Healthy."