A/N: This is the LAST AND FINAL CHAPTER for this story!.. D : I wanted to thank you all for reading all of this story in its entirety and I hope you all enjoyed it. I will have updates soon for my two other Fanfics that I am working on. favorite/save/ review.. LOVE YOU ALL! * takes a bow *
"Okay.. PUSH!" Said Emily. I gripped and heaved as hard as I could. The muscles in my body were tightening, straining. I tried to hold my breath, hoping that it would cause me to push a bit harder.
"I don't think this is going to work..." She trailed. I stopped pushing and looked at her. I blew a strand of hair out of my face. I felt all sweaty from all the work I was doing.
"I don't know why I bet against Jacob in the first place I could do this without him." I sulked. Emily's hand rested on my shoulder.
"It's the whole independent woman thing." Emily said looking at the loveseat wedged between the door to the living room and the hallway. It was a loveseat that my mom had helped me order. It looked like the perfect match with the rest of the living room, fitting the nautical type colors that coated the walls.
We turned as we heard the door creek open. Jacob walked in and eyed our situation for a moment and chuckled, crossing his arms.
"Well, looks like I won this bet." He said. I found myself staring at him for a moment. He was looking more and more like the Jacob I used to remember. Over these past few months since moving into this apartment, he had begun to grow his hair out a bit. The cold breeze from the open door began to toss his black hair around, making it lightly brush against his shoulders. I moved my eyes over to the situation at hand with the loveseat and grimaced.
"If we had Leah here, it would be easier. She's stronger than us." I said.
"And that, my dear Bella, would've been cheating. I specifically said I bet NORMAL girls couldn't move that love seat into the living room." He said chuckling and walking up to the loveseat.
"Don't you dare touch it." I ordered. He let go of the loveseat immediately and looked at me.
"Why? It's obvious you lost. You know that you and Emily can't lift this thing." He said crossing his arms at me and looking at Emily.
"Maybe that is true..." I trailed. I then walked over to my cellphone and picked it up.
"What are you doing?" Jacob asked curiously as I quickly dialed a number.
"Calling in the cavalry." I stated.
A half an hour later, I heard a knock at the door. I opened it to find Kim, Anna, Savannah, and Rachel standing outside of my apartment.
"We thought you could use a hand." Rachel said coming in first. Jacob rolled his eyes at her.
"Hi little brother." Rachel said hugging him. He hugged her back and gave her a curious look.
"Who are you calling little?" He asked, watching all the girls walk past him. I saw Rachel roll her eyes as she grabbed one side of the love seat as I was on the other. We were in teams of three on each side. One side to push, the other to pull.
"Okay, on the count of three." Said Emily.
"One.." Said Kim
"Two.." Said Rachel
"THREE!" I yelled. Everyone did their part and within a few moments we heard the love seat creak and finally slide past the door frame. The ones pulling all toppled over to the open floor behind them, including myself. The ones that had pushed all fell onto the love seat, toppling almost on top of each other. We all gave out girly shrieks and heard Jacob in the background laughing. I got up from the floor and saw him sitting on the floor in front of the living room door frame looking at us, holding his stomach from laughing.
"I can't wait to tell the rest of the guys about this." Jacob said, getting up and walking into the living room. "I hope that's where you wanted the love seat Bells, because otherwise I'll end up laughing again seeing that it takes six of you to move it." Jacob said still chuckling.
"Hardy har harr." Said Kim putting her hands on her hips.
"Jacob, don't be such a jerk." Said Rachel.
"Okay mom." Jacob snickered as Rachel stuck her tongue out at him like they were little kids again.
"Either way Jake, I just won the bet. You said you bet that Normal girls couldn't move that seat." I said smirking a smile of victory.
"Now hold on just a minute Bells, I may have said that but I wasn't expecting you to get every girl you knew to help." He said.
"Well that's where the technicality lies Jake. You never said how many normal girls I could have help me." I said. He put his hand with his pointer finger up in protest and opened his mouth. When he realized there was a line of six girls looking at him with one eyebrow raised and crossed arms, he put his hand down and shut his mouth. All of us looked at each other and giggled.
"Hell has no fury like six women working together..." Jacob mumbled.
"Well, now that we proved Jake wrong, what do you win for the bet?" Asked Anna curiously.
"I.. actually hadn't thought of that too much.." I said nervously. The girls slumped for a minute.
"Why don't we give them some privacy to figure out the award." Emily said, slyly winking at me.
"You better make him suffer somehow Bella." Said Kim. "He deserves it for all the trash talk about girls not being able to lift things." I giggled as she stuck her tongue out at him before she walked out of the front door of the apartment. All the girls herded out one by one waving bye and giving me a hug and most of them rolling their eyes at Jacob as they walked past.
"Leave it to you to find a technicality." Jacob said, shutting the door as the lot of the girls had left.
"Well, I did figure out you were a werewolf." I said.
"Not without me giving you hints!" He scoffed.
"I was sleepy! You woke me up in the middle of the night Jake! You were only hinting things. Not like I would've thought that werewolves inhabited this area too along with vampires." I said, trying to hide a giggle knowing that he was right.
"Well, just be thankful those are the only mythological creatures I know about."
"You sure there's no real mummy's or witches out there?" I asked curiously.
"What? You planning to leave me for a mummy now?" He asked jokingly. I chuckled and shook my head.
"Of course not."
"Good, because I heard they don't get you wrapped up in the moment too well... Get it? .. wrapped?"
He chuckled as I shook my head and giggled at such a corny joke.
"Okay Jake, my reward if anything is to save yourself from all these corny jokes." I said.
"Oh come on Bells, I shouldn't even be the one telling you this. You know you won't win many more bets against me. So you might as well make this one count." He said wrapping his arms around my waist and picking me up. He put me down and had me sitting on the arm of the new couch of our apartment. It was so comfy, it could've easily been used for a bed how overstuffed and comfortable it was. The material covering it was soft and it was the pretty blueish green color of the ocean at La Push.
His hand craned around my neck and wrapped his other arm around my waist and gently tilted me until I was laying on the couch. He crawled up towards me, holding himself up so he wouldn't risk crushing me with his weight. He kissed my neck and nibbled my ear.
"Come on Bells. Think of something besides making me clean the kitchen for a month or put the trash out." He said. I snickered.
"Well... I am curious about something." I said. He kissed my cheek than pecked me on my cheek and looked into my eyes.
"What exactly are you curious about Miss Swan?" He asked.
"I was wondering, about our road trip in a few months." I said.
"Uh huh..." He said waiting patiently.
"Where is the top three places you'd love to go?" I asked him touching the tip of his nose with my finger. He kissed me gently on my lips.
"That's not exactly an order from someone that had just won a bet." He said, lifting my shirt and kissing my stomach, gently running his lips against my sides.
"Alright then, I order you to tell me what your top three places you'd love to go on our road trip." I said as he pulled my shirt over my head and off of me, tossing it to the floor.
"Yes ma'am." He said, getting up for a moment to pull his own shirt off.
"Okay so what's number one?" I asked.
"Let's start with three and count down, shall we?" He said climbing up to be face to face with me again and ran his tongue along the side of my neck. I could barely catch my breath.
"Okay... three.." I panted. Jacob chuckled.
"Number three I think would be Arizona." He said looking at me, intensely with his dark chocolate brown eyes.
"Any particular reason?" I asked as he trailed his fingers along the waistband of my jeans. He nodded.
"I'd like to see other reservations, how they differ from ours. I want to see the grand canyon. Maybe even go to phoenix and visit around where you used to live with your mom before." He unbuttoned and unzipped my jeans, tugging at the undone waist to pull them down. He pulled on the bottom of the pant legs to pull them completely off of me. I could barely concentrate on my questions anymore as I felt him skim his fingers across my thigh.
"Two?" I asked, almost breathless. He chuckled and got up. He stood in front of me on the couch and scooped me up in his strong arms and carried me towards the bedroom. I was running my fingers through his dark black hair as he stopped in the hallway and watched me for a minute.
"You really like my hair long?" He asked. I nodded and nuzzled up against his neck.
"You look more like you that way." I confessed. He looked at me quizzically for a moment than I broke the silence as we stared into each other's eyes.
"So, two?" I asked again. He smiled at me, as he carried me into the bedroom.
"Two would be New York. I'm used to a slow paced world, especially here. I want to see how it is in a big city like that. Plus I heard the Pizza is pretty good." He said giving me a wolfy grin. He always seemed excited when it came to good food.
He set me down gently and unfastened his jeans. He pulled them down and stepped out of them, then proceeded to crawl back on top of me. He kissed my shoulders and neck and then my lips. I wrapped my arms around his neck and found my fingers tangling in his hair as he cupped the side of my face in one of his warm hands. As the kiss broke I looked at him and smirked a smile.
"Before we get any further, why don't you tell me where your number one place will be to visit." I said running my fingers across his shoulders and finding him shuttering at my light touch.
"One would be somewhere we go on the way back from seeing your mom." He said.
"Any particular reason we have to wait til we are on our way back?" I asked. He smiled at me as he hooked one of my bra straps with his fingers and pulled it off of my shoulder.
"Maybe.." He mumbled against my shoulder as he kissed down the side of my body.
"So where is this place?" I asked, trying not to get distracted with what he was doing to me, not yet anyway.
"It's on the West Coast." He hinted, kissing my stomach again and kissing up the other side of my body up to my lips.
"That's hardly fair just giving me a hint. You have to tell me." I said giggling as he traced circles with his fingertips around my navel. He leaned in and kissed me, deeply, almost causing me to forget what we had just talked about. I felt his arms wrap around my body as the latch of my bra was undone and watched it being tossed onto the floor.
"Begins with a V.." He whispered in my ear as he kissed my chest.
"What did that place begin with again?" I asked, trying to remember. Jacob chuckled and kissed me.
"I said it began with a V." He said kissing my neck again.
"Vermont?" I guessed. He shook his head.
"Where then?" I asked. He leaned in closely and he kissed my cheek and nibbled on the lobe of my ear, obviously trying to distract me.
"Jacob." I said, he chuckled and looked at me.
"What?" He asked.
"Quit trying to distract me." I said. He smiled and kissed me gently on my lips.
"You know you love it." He said.
"Yes I do, but you still need to tell me." I said kissing the tip of his nose.
"Do you really wanna know?" He asked.
"Yes." I said
"Really?" He asked again. I rolled my eyes.
"Jake..." I sighed
"Okay okay." He said putting his hands up in defeat and rested his head on the pillow next to me. He gave out another sigh and looked at me to be sure.
"Come on Jacob, you can tell me." I said to him, resting a hand against his warm cheek. He held my hand there. A smile was beginning to tug at the one corner of his mouth before he gave me a smirk and smiled.
"Vegas, baby." He said, wrapping one of his arms around my waist and pulling me close to him. He watched my expression on my face, and I looked at him and smiled. He knew that I had an idea what he had planned. He held me close against his body as his lips crashed onto mine. His warm arms around me, this was my safe harbor. The russet wolf inside him, being the only one I needed to protect me. This russet-skinned man in front of me, he was my true version of forever...
A/N: Okay I know some of you might've been thinking at the beginning that "OMG she's having a baby!" but no.. sorry lol. I know that was mean of me. I can't believe this story is actually finished! I hope you all enjoyed this story. It was a pleasure creating it and seeing how many of you liked this. Thanks for reading! ^_^