Title: Becoming

Author: Lazalot_Anreads

Beta: None

Characters/Pairings: Bella/Jacob

Rating: NC-17

Challenge: None

Summary: As Jacob turns into a Werewolf, Bella turns into a Witch. Then the Pack asks Bella to join them, and she agrees. After that, life gets even stranger than it already was.

Notes: New Moon AU

Chapter 017

Once Bella and Charlie talked to the principal, it was decided that Bella would take the High School Proficiency Exam. They set it up for the following weekend, and then Charlie dropped Bella off at home before heading into the station for his afternoon shift.

Jacob wasn't home yet, so she decided to practice her powers. There was one ability in particular that interested her - conjuring lightning bolts. She hadn't tried it yet, but it looked like it would be a good tool to have in the war. She took the Book outside with her in case she needed it and got down to work.

By the time Jacob got home two hours later, Bella was an expert at conjuring and manipulating lightning bolts of various strengths. She seemed to have an affinity for it.

"Hey, baby." Jacob appeared in the backyard. He came up behind her, sliding his arms around her waist and resting his hands on her pregnant tummy as he kissed the back of her neck. "What are you up to?"

"Mm." She sank back into his warm embrace, a soft smile curving her lips. "I've been throwing lightning. Want to see?"

"Of course I do." Still holding her, he rested his chin on the top of her head. "Show me."

"Okay." Resting one hand over both of his on her stomach, she lifted the other one in a stop gesture. As she'd been doing for the past two hours, she aimed at the ground - which was already covered in scorch marks - and, taking less than a second to focus herself, shot several medium powered bolts out of her palm. "I can make them more or less potent, and I can also control the size. For instance, if I wanted to, I could shoot you with a bolt so small that you'd think it was nothing but static electricity and have it knock you on your ass."

"Wow!" Jacob was in awe of his Mate. "THAT ought to come in handy."

"I know, right? That's what I thought." Bella turned in his arms and tilted her head back, smiling up at him. "How was YOUR day, dear?"

He grinned widely. "Teach says I'm ready to take the test. He set me up for tomorrow morning at nine thirty. By this time tomorrow, I'll have my GED. Then I can concentrate on other, more important things - like my beautiful Mate and my crazy family." He leaned down and caught her lips in a brief, chaste kiss. "What about you? How did it go with the principal?"

"It was fine. I'm going to take the High School Proficiency Exam this Saturday at one. After that, I'm a free woman." Bella's stomach growled loudly then and they both laughed. "Come on, let's go feed our little monsters."

They were just finishing cleaning up after a HUGE lunch when someone knocked on the door. Jacob and Bella looked at each other, concerned. They didn't recognize the scent.

Bella went to the door and looked out the peephole. What she saw made her shoulders tense. "It's that girl I told you about. Jessica Stanley. You go ahead and finish up in the kitchen; I'll find out what she wants." That said, she opened the door. "Can I help you, Jessica?" Her tone was cool.

Jessica finally looked up, then, and Bella had to stifle a gasp. The other girl was a wreck; her eyes were red and puffy from crying and silent tears were still streaming down her cheeks. "I need your h-help. I'm - I'm P-PREGNANT!"

"Come in." Bella led her to a seat in the kitchen and got her some Kleenex, telling her lover to make himself scarce for a while. Once Jacob had left to go train for the war with the rest of the family, she sat down across from Jessica. "First of all, are you absolutely POSITIVE that you're pregnant?"

"I took three home pregnancy tests after I realized I missed my period." Jessica's voice was quiet. She was completely unlike her usual bouncy self. "They were all positive, so I went to the free clinic today and they told me that I'm eight weeks along."

Poor Jessica. She may be annoying, but she doesn't deserve this. I'm lucky. I have my entire family's support. Who does she have? Nobody, I guess, if she's coming to me. What do I tell her? What exactly does she want from me?

"Do you know who the father is?" As soon as the words left her lips, Bella wished she could take them back. She'd basically just told Jessica that she thought the other girl slept around. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean that the way it sounded."

"Don't be. You're right. I don't know who the father is." Jessica looked exhausted. Bella felt sorry for her.

"Why are you coming to me, though?" Bella had to ask. "Just because I'm pregnant? I'm sorry, but I still can't help you. I'm too busy with my own life. Jacob and I are expecting twins, after all, and we have other responsibilities too."

Why did I tell her that? It's none of her business that we're having twins.

"Twins?" Jessica actually smiled, a real smile that reached her eyes. "Are you excited?"

Bella couldn't help but smile back. "Very."

"Anyway, I was just hoping that you and I … that we could be friends again." Jessica bit her lip. "It would be nice to hang out with someone who's going through the same thing, you know?"

Shit. She wants to be friends? We can't be friends. I have too many things going on, all things I'd - we'd - have to hide. But … maybe I should help her. She's never been outright mean to me, and it is kind of my fault because of that time we went to the movies. Alright, yeah, I'll help her.

"Would you like something to drink?" Bella got up and went to the fridge without waiting for an answer. "I've got this great apple juice that really soothes the stomach. It's good for pregnant women. Do you want some?"

"Yeah, sure." Jessica smiled weakly. "Thanks."

An awkward silence fell while Bella poured them each a glass of apple juice. They sat sipping their drinks, not speaking. A few minutes passed, and then Bella cleared her throat and broke the silence. "When are you going to tell your parents?"

"I already did, before I came over here. They gave me five hundred dollars and told me that they never wanted to see me again." A couple of tears escaped and she wiped them away impatiently. "I don't suppose you'd let me crash on your couch for a few days?"

Well, I did say I'd help her, and she doesn't have anywhere else to go. What else was I supposed to do, throw her out on the streets? No way could I do something like that. Jacob will understand, I know he will.

"Of course you can stay until you find something else." Bella had a feeling she would regret those words, but there was nothing she could do about it now. She'd already said them.

"Oh my God, thank you SO much, Bella!" Jessica actually got up and hugged her. "You won't even know I'm here, I promise. Oh, but are you sure Jacob won't mind?"

"He'll understand."

Jacob did understand, but he still wasn't happy about it. Bella couldn't blame him; neither was she. "Damn it. I HATE being uncomfortable in my own home. Doesn't she have any other friends?"

"Look, all I know is that she came to me and I couldn't just send her away with no place to go." Bella shrugged before stripping off her clothes and climbing into bed. "I know it makes things awkward but it won't be for more than a week, okay? I'll help her find someplace."

Jacob stripped and climbed in with her., pulling her close. "We'll have to be quiet when we have sex."

Bella grinned at him, running her hand up his chest. "Think you can do it?"

Jacob rolled so that she was beneath him. "Let's find out." Then he kissed her, pressing his body gently into hers. "Mm. You feel so GOOD, baby."

He pulled back and knelt up, helping her up on to all fours. Then he got behind her, rubbing his hard dick against her wet slit for a moment before pushing in slowly. "I love you, Mate."

"Love you, too." Bella groaned and pushed back, bringing him the rest of the way inside. "Make me come, lover."

Jacob growled softly and pulled back before rocking in again. His hands slid under her, one cupping her breast and the other slipping between her legs to rub her clit.

Mm. My Mate, my wife, my Bella. The mother of my children. You are EVERYTHING to me. My heart beats for you and only you, and it always will.

Damn, I love my Jacob's cock. I wish I could keep it inside me for always, but I think my Mate might miss it if I did. GOD, he feels so fucking FANTASTIC! That's right, lover, give me all of you … I love you SO much.

They crested together, Bella biting the pillow to muffle her scream and Jacob biting her shoulder to muffle his loud growl. They stayed like that for a moment before separating and laying down, cuddling up to each other.

Bella decided to use telepathy to speak to Jacob, just in case. [Thanks, love, I needed that.]

Jacob snorted, amused. [Of course you did. You ALWAYS need it, my little nymphomaniac.]

[I am not a nymphomaniac.] Bella pouted. [But even if I was, you KNOW you love it!]

Jacob laughed lightly. [I sure do.]

On Jessica's third day crashing on their couch, they took her to a family barbeque on First Beach - after first of course warning the family. When they got there, they found that everyone else was already there, so they waved and got their stuff out of the truck before joining the others.

We'd just barely reached everyone when it happened. Bella felt a wave of something familiar pass between Embry and Jessica. Shit. Jessica was Embry's true Mate! Bella wouldn't have believed it if she hadn't felt it herself.

The rest of the night was spent telling Jessica everything and catching her when she fainted when Embry phased in front of her. She eventually calmed down and we told her the rest, have expecting her to faint again. She didn't.

Embry was calm when Jessica told him that she was pregnant. Since she was his true Mate, he accepted her the way the way that she was. It was a difficult situation, though - Embry still lived with his Mom. Bella still had to help Jessica and her new Mate - GOD, wasn't that weird - find a place to live, and Jessica was still going to be sleeping on their couch for at least one more night while Embry explained the situation to his Mom.

His mom wasn't nearly as calm as Embry about the situation, so Jessica continued to sleep on our couch. Embry usually slept with her, unable to bear being away from her for too long.

It was okay, though, because they quickly bonded over the pregnancy thing. Bella thought that Jessica was actually pretty cool. Jacob and Embry rebuilt their close friendship of before they both phased.

After two weeks, Embry's Mom finally caved and offered to let them stay at her place for as long as they wanted. Embry's Mom even started warming up to Jessica after a while.

The day Jacob and Bella finally had their place to themselves again, they stepped close together and kissed. Bella spoke. "I want you to take me fast and hard."

"Your wish is my command." Jacob smirked and reached for her shirt.