Ugh I've been trying to crank out this final chapter for the longest time! It didn't exactly turn out like I wanted, though. It's a little short, but I finally managed to get the final point across.
So please review, and thanks for sticking with me through the story. I could have made it much, much longer but I decided that it was not going to be worth the risk. Religion is quite the sticky subject, and almost always brings controversy to the table. So this is it. Thanks again for all your kind words and support!
P.S. I have a blog now! It's got teasers and whatnot, so check it out at www (dot) 22lovelovelove22 (dot) blogspot (dot) com.
"But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed." –James 1:6
A knock on the door to my hospital room startled me out of my light sleep, and I groaned. "Come in." I said grumpily, rubbing my forehead. Today was my eighth day in the hospital. Thanks to a minor infection, I was being kept here longer than normal and wouldn't be able to go home for at least a few more days.
I was expecting one of my nurses, maybe my doctor, or maybe another visitor. But the last person I expected to see was Jacob Black walking into my hospital room. I stared at him for a long moment, unsure if this was what I was really seeing. Finally, I managed to find my voice.
"You really shouldn't be here." I whispered, but Jacob didn't listen. He sat down in the chair next to my bed.
"I know. I just wanted to tell you some things." Jacob said, but that didn't do much to ease my worries.
Biting my lip, I nodded my head. "Okay. Just…scoot back, don't sit so close to me. And hurry up."
Jacob nodded, and did as I asked. "Leah left me, Bella. She took Sam, and she left." He said, looking down at his hands. "I'm not telling you this so you feel bad. I'm telling you this because I'm finally realizing how wrong we were. I tried to justify things…but there is no real justification. I'm sorry, Bella. We both messed up, and now you're here in the hospital and my wife and son moved out…"
"I'm sorry too, Jacob. But I think that now is the time for you to get things back on track. I was lucky, Edward loves me and forgave me. I'm going back to my old life, and that's going to be hard to do with you around."
"I know. I'm following Leah and Sam to Chicago…I hurt her, but that doesn't mean I don't love her." Jacob stood up, smiling softly at me. "I don't think you and I will ever see each other again, Bella. I…I think you were an amazing friend, but we let things go way too far. This may sound rude, but I'm going to regret what we did for the rest of my life."
"I understand. So will I." I whispered.
Jacob nodded, and then reached over and patted my hand. "Goodbye, Bella. Good luck."
"Bye." I said quietly, and I watched him walk out of the room.
And now I could truly have closure. Jacob didn't love me, he loved his wife. And I didn't love Jacob, I loved my husband. This was the best thing, for the two of us to never have to see each other again. I already had a life, a family, a happily ever after. I had made mistakes and made suffered for them, but now my penance was over.
I know. It's sooo short. But…that's all I really wanted to have Bella say in the end! She tied it up just the way I wanted it to be tied up, and that was all I needed to close the story.
Xoxo- Melodyella aka Mellie