Chapter 11

We were putting the fire together as Sue and Emily were cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Bella has yet to arrive. Then suddenly I heard a truck roll into the front of the house. I ran around to find Bella backing up into the backyard. I backed away letting her enter the backyard with her truck. She stopped the truck and got out of the car.

I smiled at her.

"Wow Bells, what's with all this?" I asked pointing to all the stuff in the bed of her truck.

"Emily called me and told me to go pick up a few more tables and chairs at her house. That's why it took me so long," she explained to me. I chuckled.

"Bells it's only going to be the pack, the Clearwaters, you, Charlie, and Billy."

"Wrong Jake, we invited some extra people," Emily said coming from behind me. I looked at her confused.

"Who?" I asked.

"Well we invited the Elders. We need to talk about your new abilities remember?" she said looking at me with her hands on her waist.

"Oh yeah ha-ha guess I forgot about them."

"Uh huh come on Bella we can use another set of hands in the kitchen that won't eat everything," Emily said pulling Bella away from me.

"Hey you ask and you shall receive," I yelled after them.

"Well then how about you and the pack get those tables set out?" Emily yelled back to me. I chuckled. I whistled to get the pack's attention.

"Yo boys get these tables out of the truck and set them up," I yelled. Jared, Quil, and Seth came over to help me while Sam and Paul continued to get the fire started.

Within an hour the tables and chairs were all set and the food was almost finished. The pack had set up chairs in a circle around the fire, a few tables to the side of the house to make it easier to transfer food from the kitchen to the tables.

We were sitting around enjoying the fire and talking among ourselves as the ladies set out the food. Being the gentlemen that we were, we waited until everyone got here then we can eat. Plus we didn't want to end up on Emily's bad side. The pack was talking to Seth about all the cool things about being a werewolf.

I was laughing at Seth's shock expression but was quickly distracted when a plate of food came out of nowhere and in front of my face. I looked up the angel who was holding that plate of food. There she was, Bella with the biggest smile on her face.

"Wow Bells thanks for the food," I said getting the rest of the pack's attention at the word of 'food.'

"Ha-ha I thought I steal you some before your brothers eat them all," she said sitting in my lap with the plate of food in her hand.

"God I love you," I said taking a bite of the casserole that she was feeding to me.

"Ugh you guys make me sick," Quil said looking at us disgusted. I turned to him with a smug look on my face.

"Oh really? You think that's disgusting, take a good look at this," I said turning to kiss Bella full on the lips. I slipped my tongue into her mouth intensifying the kiss.

"Wait to go Quil! You got Jake and Bella making out in front of us now," Jared said slapping Quil in the back of the head. I pulled away from Bella whose face was flushed. She handed me the food and stood up.

"Where are you going babe?" I asked.

"Um…uh…to…to get you a drink, yeah to get you a drink. I'll be right back," she said obviously embarrassed by my previous actions. She rushed off as the pack chuckled at her reaction. She returned moments later with a drink in her hand. In the time that she was gone, I had devoured the entire plate of food.

"Wow Jake you ate all that?" she asked laughing. I chuckled along with her.

"Hey this werewolf gets hungry from all the running around he does," I replied. She giggled as I downed the drink. She took the plate and drink and threw it away in the trashcan and walked back to me.

"Okay guys, I want you all to be nice and calmly and in an orderly fashion go and get some food," Emily said approaching us.

"And also-"she was cut off as the pack rushed to the food table to grab food. So much for calm and in an orderly fashion. Bella and I laughed at her. Sam chuckled and pulled her into a hug.

"Sorry Em, you know how the boys are when it comes to food," Sam chuckled kissing her forehead before walking away to get some food.

A few minutes into the pack devouring all the food, we all sat around the fire. Bella was snuggled into my side. My dad was telling us of those old Quileute legends again. I looked down at Bella to see her sleep soundly in my arms.

I smiled at her. She was so perfect. I'm so glad she's back in my arms. All the pain that I went through over these past four years was certainly worth it to have her with me now. I slowly kissed her head careful not to wake her.

I look up from Bella to across the fire to see Leah looking at me. I smiled a little at her and she returned it. Then she looked to Sam and Emily and that smile disappeared. I had to talk to her and Sam at one point. I wasn't looking forward to it but for the sake of the pack, I had to.

Billy had just finished up telling us the stories when Jared came from the house with a guitar in hand. He handed it to one of the Elders. You see one thing you might not know about us Quileute is that we are very talented.

The Elder strum the guitar to get it to the right tone.

"Whoa there, no disrespect but I would like to play tonight," Quil said. The Elder chuckled and handed the guitar down to Quil. He happily took it and strummed it once.

"Alright since I have the best voice here, I am proudly to dedicate this song to our new couple, Jacob and Bella," Quil said nodding towards me. Bella stirred awake.

"What's going on?" she asked.

"Quil has decided to sing to us. Don't worry you don't have to cover your ears for this one," I said smiling down at her. I nodded at Quil and he started to play.

Lately, I've been thinking bout you.
Baby, you don't know what I'm going through.
But every time, when I look at your face,
I forget about all my problems, baby, 'cause you lighten up my days.
And whenever I'm with you, it feels so right.
So I ask you this one question, girl, "Won't you please be mine?"
'Cause I'm falling for you.
Girl you're the one I choose.
Whatever you ask, I'll do.
'Cause I care so much about you.
You're always on my mind.
I need you to be by my side.
I want you to be mine oh mine
For all time.
So beautiful are those sparkling eyes.
So wonderful; with you I'd never ever cry.
I want you to know, you're the one I'll always treasure.
How else can I show that we've got something special?
Girl I know this may be hard to understand.
That's why I ask of you one chance to let me be your man.
'Cause I'm falling for you.
Girl you're the one I choose.
Whatever you ask, I'll do.
'Cause I care so much about you.
You're always on my mind.
I need you to be by my side.
I want you to be mine oh mine
For all time.
Girl I know this may be hard to understand.
That's why I ask of you one chance to let me be your man.
And whenever I'm with you, it feels so right.
So I ask you this one question, girl, "Won't you please be mine?"
'Cause I'm falling for you.
Girl you're the one I choose.
Whatever you ask, I'll do.
'Cause I care so much about you.
'Cause I'm falling for you.
Girl you're the one I choose.
Whatever you ask, I'll do.
'Cause I care so much about you.
You're always on my mind.
I need you to be by my side.
I want you to be mine oh mine
For all time.
'Cause I'm falling for you.
Girl you're the one I choose.
Whatever you ask, I'll do.
'Cause I care so much about you.
You're always on my mind.
I need you to be by my side.
I want you to be mine oh mine
For all time.

Quil finished his song as we clapped at him. He smiled and stood up taking a bow. Suddenly there was a slight ruffle from the woods. The pack turned towards the noise.

"Jake?" Bella asked as my face turned serious.

"Everyone inside the house!" I yelled. Everyone ran into the house as the pack and I stood up ready to take on the danger ahead of us. Bella refused to leave me but Emily pulled her into the house closing the door shut.

"Boys be on your guard," I said as I smelled an intoxicating sweet smell. Then they emerged from the dark forest. Great what a way to end the night.

AN: Review, really weird chapter I think . Oh well ahaha song is by Albert Posis called For All Time. :)