ATTENTION: I just recently learned that I forgot to make Jake tell Bella about the imprint. Sorry! So let's just say that he told her about the imprint during the first year they were together, okay? Good.
Also, I said there was going to be ONE more chapter and the epilogue but I decided to make this a LONG chapter. So this is the LAST chapter to this story. Thank you for being a part of this journey.
Other than that, continue on!
Chapter 18: Epilogue
Have you ever given a natural birth before? Well let me tell you, that shit fucking hurt! I've spent hours writhing in pain. I almost felt sorry for Jake because I kept threatening him. Almost. But unfortunately, he wasn't the one having a baby come out from his vagina.
"One last push," the doctor said.
"You better be fucking sure! UGHH!" I groaned as I gave one final push. Tears clouded my eyes as I heard the small cries of a baby. My baby.
"Congratulations Mrs. Black! You have a baby boy," he announced. I looked up to see my husband and his eyes were widened.
"Jake it's not that – " he cut me off.
"Holy shit," he muttered as his face paled.
"Wait! I see another head coming out. Mrs. Black it seems that you are having twins today," the doctor said happily.
"Are you fucking kidding me?" I growled at both of them.
"Push baby," Jake whispered in my ear. He hadn't let go of my hand the whole time and I gave him my hardest squeeze as I continue to push.
"Almost there," the doctor murmured. For ten more minutes I did nothing but push.
"Goddamn it! Out!" I screamed as I gave one more push. I heard the wail of another baby and collapsed back onto the bed.
"A baby girl," the doctor whispered. "Mr. Black," he said as he gave both of our babies to Jake.
"Honey," he said softly with an awed look in his eyes. "They're beautiful," he murmured. I felt myself pass out from exhaustion, but not without a smile plastered onto my face.
When I woke up, I was blinded by a bright white light. I looked to my side to find Jake sleeping peacefully with both of our babies on each of his arms. I felt my heart clench at the sight. He had his arms wrapped around them protectively and I had no doubt in my mind that he was going to be a great dad.
"Jake," I said, my voice raspy. I was still slightly tired from giving birth. My throat hurt from all the screaming. "Jake," I said again. His eyes fluttered open until he finally met my eyes.
"Hey," he whispered lovingly. He stood up from the couch and walked over to me with our babies. He sat on the chair next to me after giving me a soft kiss on the lips. "This is Jamie Blake Black," he announced giving me our eldest, "our first child."
I held him in my arms, tears clouding my vision. He has the lovely russet colored skin of his father, and also Jake's lips and jet black hair. He has my eyes and my nose. "Hi baby," I murmured, stroking his soft skin. His curious eyes looked at me with awe and then he smiled. "Jake! He smiled," I exclaimed gleefully.
"Let me see," Jake said eagerly, "Wow."
"He has your smile," I stated with a bright smile.
"And this is our daughter, Kacey Sarah Black," he continued proudly.
He took Blake from me and gently gave me Kacey. She also has russet colored skin but has the eyes of her father, onyx black with a mix of brown. She had my chocolate colored hair, my lips, and also my nose. She, on the other hand, was still sleeping.
"We did good," I smiled, giving Kacey a kiss on the forehead.
"We sure did," he grinned at me. He set both of the kids on their cribs before walking back to me.
"Come here," I whispered. I grabbed his collar and pulled him in for a long, passionate kiss. "I love you," I added, putting all of my emotions into the statement.
"I love you too honey. So damn much," he rested his forehead against mine. "Scoot over."
I did as he told me and he squeezed himself with me on the bed. I curled my body onto his and sighed with contentment. His body heat against mine felt like heaven on earth. His arms wrapped around my waist, preventing me from falling off the bed.
"Where's everyone?" I asked.
"I sent them all home. They've been here ever since you went into labor and they hadn't had any sleep," answered. I nodded at his answer.
"So, twins huh?" he chuckled slightly.
"Do you think….." I trailed off, not really wanting to know the answer to my own question.
"It's possible. The Alpha bloodline runs through Blake and it wouldn't surprise me if he phased at a later age," he replied, obviously angered at the possibility.
I decided to change the subject. "You're going to have to chase out a lot of boys from Kacey," I laughed lightly.
"Oh yeah," he smiled at the thought. "Starting with Logan, Elliot, and Jericho," he added. Logan is Sam and Emily's son. He was born nearly a year and a half ago. Elliot is Embry and Leah's son and was born a year ago. Despite what the council said, Leah wasn't infertile after all. Jericho is Jared and Kim's son, who was born only six months ago. Jared and Kim got married a few months prior to me and Jake.
"Especially them," I agreed with a grin.
Five years later
"Mommy," said a small, angelic voice. I knelt down and took my daughter in my arms.
"Yes, honey?" I asked softly. She looked at me with tears in her eyes and her lips were in a pout.
"Blakey and the boys won't let me play with them," she whined. I looked ahead of me and saw Blake biting his lip. Obviously, he knew that he was going to be in trouble.
"Why don't you play with the girls?" I asked in a gentle tone.
"Mommy, Krissy and Ember can't even talk that well and Rayne is only three years old. It's not fun playing with them," she answered.
Krissy is Jericho's – Echo – little sister. She was born a year after Kacey. Ember is Sam and Emily's little daughter who was born a month after Krissy. Rayne, on the other hand, is Paul and Rachel's eldest. She's two years younger than Kacey. Rachel is Jake's cousin. She went down to visit him and Billy one day and poof! Paul saw her and instantly imprinted. They have been inseparable ever since. They'd been married for almost four years now.
"What did your brother tell you?" she asked.
"They say that girls can't play with boys because we'll give them cooties. Cooties aren't real, are they mommy?" she asked innocently.
"Kacey, cooties aren't real. Just because you're a girl doesn't mean you can't play with your brother and the boys. I understand that you don't always want to play Krissy, Ember, and Rayne," I answered, while I stroked her hair.
"Can you tell Blakey?" she asked in a sweet tone. I gave her a small nod and a kiss on the forehead.
"Blake! Come here," I called for him and his eyes widened. He cautiously walked over to me, afraid of his punishment. I wasn't going to punish him.
"Honey, what's going on?" Jake asked as he came home from work, after giving me a peck on the lips. Blake finally made it over to me. I saw Kacey wearing a triumphant smile.
"Blake won't let Kacey play with him and the boys," I answered his question.
"That's how it is babe. I was like that before. I thought that girls would give me cooties," Jake laughed. I narrowed my eyes at him. He was not helping.
"But mommy said that cooties aren't real!" Kacey protested right away.
"Yes they are," Blake defended.
"Mommy's right Kace. Cooties aren't real," he assured. Kacey nodded her head.
"Then you lied daddy! You said that you thought girls could give you cooties," Blake accused at Jake, while pointing at him. I collapsed onto the floor and burst out into a fit of laughter. He was in for it now.
"I know, I mean – crap. Bella, a little help here?" Jake asked pleadingly. I laughed at his expression. I patted a seat next to me and he went ahead and sat there.
"Blake, honey, there are no such things as cooties," I told him.
"But daddy – " I cut him off.
"Daddy was wrong," I told him.
"I'm hurt," Jake said mockingly.
"Oh shut up," I playfully slapped his chest with a roll of my eyes.
"How would you feel if I said you had cooties?" Kacey asked, finally speaking to her brother. Blake hung his head down low.
"Sorry," he whispered to Kacey.
"It's okay," Kacey smiled at Blake. He returned it happily and I turned to smile at Jake. We really had done ourselves well.
"Boys come here," I motioned for the rest of the boys: Logan, Elliot, and Jericho to come hither. They walked over to me in a faster pace than Blake had. "I'm going to tell you guys a secret, okay?" I asked in a whispered voice. They all nodded their heads eagerly. "Girls don't have cooties," I told them.
"Really?" Echo asked.
"Yes, really," I smiled at him. He grinned back at me.
For some reason, I've always found a soft spot in Echo. I saw potential in him, not that I was going to tell Jake. He would freak. One time, I caught him giving Kacey a flower. That was the day that I realized I had passed down my blush to her. She blushed so deeply that I was almost worried.
"So can Kacey play with you boys now?" I asked. They nodded their heads.
"We're sorry Kacey," they all apologized. Kacey bounced happily and grabbed Echo's hand, pulling him towards the toys they were playing with. They boys followed along and soon enough, they were all playing and having fun.
"Of all people, why'd she grab Echo's hand?" Jake asked me as he slipped his arm around my waist.
"Beats me," I grinned at him.
Fifteen years later (This represents fifteen years AFTER Blake and Kacey were born)
Since the last ten years, so much have gone on in the lives of the Pack. After twelve years of waiting, Quil finally asked Clare out. She's turned out to be a beautiful girl and I was more than happy for Quil. It's been so hard for him. All of the Pack had already stopped phasing, except for him. They got married about two years ago and have a son, Cameron, who is only one year old.
Seth found his imprint about nine years ago, the day he turned 19. Her name is Michelle Anderson and she has got to be the nicest girl I've ever known. She's so trusting with everyone and rarely ever raises her voice. They got married six months prior to their meeting and now have a son named Mitchy, who is only seven years old, and a daughter, Demi, who is currently six.
Sam and Emily had another boy, named Emerson who is now ten years old. Embry and Leah now have a daughter named LeAnn who is nine and a half years old. Paul and Rachel have a boy and his name is Peter, who just recently turned eight.
"Can I have a cookie mommy?" my baby girl asked. Yes, Jake and I had another baby: Anna Renata Black. She was born only a month after Demi, meaning she's also six. Blake and Kacey have been way over the top protective with her. When she first entered school, a boy had bullied her. She came home with a large bruise on her forearm. Jake wasn't happy and neither were the twins. Though I begged and begged, the three of them marched to the school and demanded to see the boy who had done it to her.
It turns out that the boy who bullied her was in the fourth grade. To say I was disgusted was an understatement. How could you do that to a kid years younger than you? Though Jake has stopped phasing for almost ten years now, I actually thought that he would have phased then and there. After many threats later, I think the boy was scared enough to never go to school again.
"Here you go," I smiled at her and handed her a cookie.
"Thank you," she motioned for me to lean down and I did. She wrapped her tiny arms around my neck and pecked my cheeks. I grinned at her and let her go so she could go back to Demi. She didn't play with LeAnn that much. LeAnn hung out with the older girls, although she is nearly five years younger than Kacey, Ember, Rayne, and Krissy. They're as thick as thieves.
Emerson, on the other hand, chose to rather hang out with Peter and Mitchy even though he was a few years older than them. He didn't like to hang out with Blake, Logan, Elliot, and Jericho as much. Maybe it was because the boys were interested in 'more important' things, as Blake would say, such as girls.
"Hey Jake," I said softly.
"Yeah?" he asked, his head peeking out from the closet.
"You are aware that Kacey is going on her first date today, right?" I asked, laughing at the expression on his face. There was anger, confusion, and possessiveness on his face.
"What?" he shouted. "Why didn't either of you tell me?"
"Well, Kacey was too scared to tell you and I did tell you. Don't you remember?" he shook his head. "It was probably because we had just finished having sex," I grinned at him.
"You know that I'm always out of it after sex," he whined.
"I thought it was best to tell you when you were in a good mood," I laughed at him.
"Who is she going with?" he asked me.
"You'll find out soon enough," I smirked at him. I stood up and made my way out of the bedroom when he pulled me back, his arms around my waist.
"Oh no, you're not leaving this room until you tell me," he whispered in my ear. I felt myself shiver under his touch. He pushed my hair to the side and began kissing my neck, leaving a trail of open-mouthed kisses. "Fifteen years of marriage, and I still want you every day," he murmured against my skin.
"I could say the same," I moaned.
"Who is it?" he asked again. I shook my head, refusing to answer him. "You know you want to tell me," he said huskily. I nearly caved in until the doorbell rang.
"I'll get that!" I said hastily and ran down the stairs. I smoothed myself out and opened the door. Blake was looking at me weirdly, and I knew that he knew what we were just about to do. He scrunched his eyebrows in disgust. "Hey, shut up," I told him, feeling myself blush. He grinned at me.
"Hey Aunt Bella," the boy greeted.
"Bella!" Jake shouted as he walked down the stairs. "Who is – oh hell no! Echo?" he bellowed.
"Hey Uncle Jake," Echo said nervously. Jake glared at him and was about to talk before I cut him off.
"Don't mind your Uncle Jake, Echo. If he shouts at you one more time, I'll be sure to end his life," I smiled softly at him.
"Thanks," he replied.
"Echo! You're here!" Anna exclaimed happily. She ran to him and hugged his legs.
"Hey," he smiled at her softly as he knelt on his knees. He hugged her.
"Why you here?" she asked innocently.
"I'm going to go on a date with you sister," he smiled at her. She squealed excitedly and bounced up and down.
"Yay!" she shouted with glee. Anna really, really, really liked Echo.
"Kacey!" I shouted. "You're date is here!" I announced.
"MOM!" she whined from upstairs. I laughed and motioned for Echo to sit in the living room. Both Jake and Blake were sitting on the couch with their arms crossed.
"Sup Blake," Echo greeted.
"Echo," Blake replied in a sharp, clipped tone.
"Take a seat Jericho," Jake said, saying Echo's full name. He took a deep gulp and sat down as well.
"Seriously, if you two don't cut this BS off, you won't get laid for the next five years," I said pointing to Jake, "and you will be grounded for the next five years," I ended pointed at Blake. They both took gulps and finally gave up the act.
"Sorry man," Blake apologized, "but that is my twin sister that you're going on a date with. Brothers or not, I'll beat you up if you hurt her in any way."
"And I'll make sure that your father takes care of you," Jake added.
"I'm not going to hurt Kacey. You guys should know that," Echo replied.
"I guess we do," Blake sighed defeated, giving Echo a smile.
"Thanks," Echo replied and then he and Blake did this handshake thing that they always do.
"Okay, okay. I trust you kid. I've only known you your whole life," Jake said with a grin, finally getting over his protective self.
"She's here," Blake sang in a scary voice.
"Shut up Blake," Kacey said as she threw a magazine at Blake's head.
"Kacey," Echo said in a dreamy tone, "You look beautiful." Jake coughed and Kacey blushed into a lovely shade of red.
"I expect you both to be home at eleven, sharp," Jake said, cutting in.
"You got it, sir," Echo replied. "Shall we?" he asked Kacey. She nodded and grabbed his arm. They walked out the door and all four of us, me, Jake, Anna, and Blake, watched as they left the house.
It was quiet for a while until Jake decided to end the silence.
"When are you going to get a girlfriend?" he asked Blake. I laughed at Blake's expression. Both Jake and I know that he has a thing for Ember.
"OOH! Who is it? It's Ember isn't it?" Anna clapped happily. That made Jake and I double into laughter.
Blake sputtered the apple he was eating. "What?"
That, my friends, is the end to I'll Catch You. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful journey. Thank you to all my reviewers, readers, and supporters. Without you guys, this story would not have been as successful as it is now.
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