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A/N: I am so sorry this took so long to get out. I am out of prewritten chapters and this chapter especially took me a long time to write. I just couldn't get to a spot where it ended nicely. Plus, my house was descended on by family which made it almost impossible to think, let alone write.
I have no beta, other than myself to thank. However, I want to thank everyone who is reading this. You all rock my socks!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this next installment of LTL!
Chapter 8: The One Where There Was a Move
I woke up on Sunday morning to a soft knocking on the door and after checking my phone, I noticed that it was close to eight in the morning. I wiped the sleep from my eyes, got up, threw on Jasper's t-shirt and boxers and went to see who was at the door. I cracked the door and peered out. I was surprised at who was there.
"Edward, what are you doing here?" I asked perplexed. I mean, come on, it wasn't even eight in the morning and I had only met the guy a few days ago.
"Hello Bella, I was wondering what you were doing?" he asked politely.
"I was working on my pointillism painting techniques. What do you think I was doing?" I said sarcastically as I motioned to my outfit and what was probably the awesome case of bed head I was sporting.
Edward gave me a hopeful look. "I won't pretend to know what pointillism is," he said with a laugh.
"How did you get our room number?" I asked. Then I remembered he was Alice's brother. "Never mind, your parents own the Inn and you know your way around their computer system. Why are you here, Edward?"
He nodded sheepishly. "I was wondering if you would like to have breakfast with me?"
Was this guy serious? "Do you know what time it is, Edward?"
He looked at his watch and his eyes bugged out of his head. "Oh, I'm sorry, Bella. I didn't realize the time. I'll wait for you to get dressed."
"Yeah, its early. Jasper and I were still sleeping. I believe we're due at Esme's for brunch. So, for me to get dressed, have breakfast with you and then go have brunch at Esme's would be somewhat redundant. So, I'm going to pass on breakfast with you."
"You and Jasper. I never realized. I'm sorry, I'll just go," he said hurriedly.
Then I realized that he was asking me out. He didn't realize that Jasper and I were together. He went to turn around but I stopped him. "Wait just a second, Edward," I said. I figured it would be best to talk this out with Edward before it escalated into something that it shouldn't be. See, I am learning something from Jasper. The old Bella would have just let him go. But, I figured that we were going to be coworkers, and I am friends with his sister, so I didn't want things to be awkward. I went back into the room and put on my jeans and decided not to care about my hair. I kissed Jasper on the cheek, but he was still sleeping so I didn't have to explain anything to him. I walked back to the door and exited. Edward was waiting there, leaning against the wall. "Lets go talk in the lobby," I said. We got to the lobby and Leslie had set out the coffee, but wasn't anywhere in sight, so I went and made myself a cup. I came back and sat down next to Edward. "What is the reason why you're here, Edward?" I asked bluntly.
"Your hair looks like a haystack. I like it. As to why I'm here, it's not a big deal, Bella."
"It is a big deal, Edward. For one, its before eight in the morning, and two, I thought you had a girlfriend."
"I broke up with her yesterday after I met you. I guess I didn't realize what time it was when I came over this morning. All I was thinking was I needed to get to you."
"Wait a second, Edward. I don't think we talked for more than five minutes on Friday night. I don't get how that was enough for you to think it was okay to come over here and ask me out. Needed is an awfully strong word choice."
"I felt like there was a deep connection between us. You kept looking at me and sending me signals. I really think there's something between us, Bella," he said as he pulled on his hair nervously.
Signals? What was this guy on? "Well, you're wrong, Edward. You really have no chance here," I said as I gestured to all of me.
"What does he have that I don't, Bella?" he asked forcefully. I could tell that I wasn't getting through to him and I needed to quickly before he or I got too agitated. Alice was going to hear from me as soon as I managed to get rid of her brother. He was seriously starting to freak me out.
"Well, Edward, I really don't know you and that is the first issue of many. But I do know Jasper. He's caring, considerate, supportive, hilarious, intelligent, humble, and looks mighty fine in a pair of jeans. I don't know what you're thinking but you need to stop. I'm in love with Jasper. I'm moving in with Jasper. Someday, I'm going to marry Jasper even if he hasn't realized that yet. Edward you need to move on to somebody else. I really think that Jasper is it for me," I finished and stood up. "Now I would like to try to be friends, if you want."
"I would like that, Bella," he said. "And I'm sorry I bothered you."
I nodded and after a "See ya, Edward," I walked back to my room. Jasper was sitting up in bed looking like he just woke up. I went over and sat next to him and kissed his cheek. "Morning, Jazz," I said.
"Morning. Where ya been, Sweetheart?" he asked.
"Well, Edward stopped by to ask me out. Don't worry, I think I took care of it but I felt bad squashing his hope," I said.
"I'm sure he'll be fine. Kinda creepy though, it's too early to ask someone out," he said with a smile.
"Yep, I thought so too. Why don't you go get in the shower and I'm going to call Alice and see what's up," I suggested. He nodded and kissed my cheek on the way to the bathroom. I dialed Alice's number and waited for her to answer.
"Morning, Bella," she answered cheerily. "How are you?"
"I'm good Alice, thanks. How's Ange? I've not heard from her since she met you," I asked with a laugh.
"She's fine. Passed out right here next to me. She's moving up to Forks, you know. She said she can write her novel anywhere and since you and I were both here, she's coming too."
"I thought she would. Jasper and I found a house yesterday, I can help her find a place if she needs any help."
"I think she's moving in with me," Alice said sheepishly.
"There is nothing wrong with that Alice," I said. "I think you two are perfect for each other. But I thought you lived with your brother."
"It just feels so fast," Alice said wistfully. "Edward has already offered to move though. He's been very sketchy the past few days."
"I totally get where you're coming from," I said. "Jasper and I haven't been together long, but I think we're both in it for the long haul."
"That's awesome, Bella!" she squealed.
"Yes, I agree," I said with a giggle. I loved Alice and her enthusiasm. "But that's not why I called."
"What's up, Bella?" Alice asked with a laugh.
"Your brother showed up here out of the blue and asked me out," I said.
"Wow. He told me he tossed Lauren to the curb yesterday and I rejoiced. He said he found the girl of his dreams. I didn't realize he meant you, Bella."
"I think I set him straight. I mean, I told him that I was with Jasper and totally committed to him. I think I just wanted to talk to you about it. He kind of really creeped me out. I was direct and honest with him, though."
"I'm sorry, Bella. But, well, I think you did the right thing. He'll be okay, I'm sure. But that explains why he was acting weird. I'll talk to him if you want?"
"No. I think I handled it. I offered to be his friend."
"That's great! Edward's always been kind of sullen and intense, so this kind of reaction isn't that surprising. I mean, you're gorgeous, and his type. But, I'm glad you were civil throughout your conversation. He would have beaten himself up for months if you had been mean or overly blunt. Anyway, you going to be at Esme's today?"
"We sure are," I said and I heard the shower turn off, which was my cue to end the phone call. "But I have to go get in the shower and get ready now. Talk to you later, Alice, and kiss my best friend for me."
"Will do, Bella. Angie and I will see you at Esme's! Bye!"
"Bye, Alice!" I said as I hung up the phone. Jasper was just exiting the bathroom and when he saw me sitting on the bed he stalked towards me in just a towel. I licked my lips when he stopped right before me and stood me up. He kissed me hard and pulled me into his body. I moaned at the contact. There would never be any accusations that we lacked passion. After a few moments, he pulled back and I asked, "Wow, Jazz. What brought that on?"
"What, am I not allowed to kiss you, Sweetheart?" he asked.
"No, you can kiss me anytime you want," I answered. "But I was worried that this was brought on as a response to Edward. Like you're reminding me of who I belong to."
"That may be a little part of it, yes. Remember, I belong to you just as much as you belong to me. But a lot of it is the fact that I plan to kiss you at the very least, every morning and every night, each and every day for as long as you'll let me, Darlin'."
I just smiled at him and whispered, "Plan to keep those lips soft for a long time to come then."
"I'll invest in chapstick," he said as he leaned in to kiss me again softly. "Now go and get ready. We don't have much time and Rosalie will be here before we know it. We don't want her interruptin' anything."
"Yeah, probably not. However, she already got her share of an earful yesterday," I giggled and walked towards the bathroom.
I was ready to go within a half an hour and walked out into the bedroom.
"I'm ready," I announced to Jasper who was lounging on the bed, thumbing through the copy of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay that was in my purse. "Don't lose my spot."
"I thought I was going to have to wait on you for a lot longer," he said sheepishly, like he had his hand caught in the cookie jar. "I was just trying to occupy my time with something and knew you had a book somewhere."
"I'm always good for a book, that's true. But, Jazz, don't worry about looking for stuff within my stuff. I have nothing to hide. Plus, I trust you completely," I said with a smile.
"I just didn't want to assume," he said. "But I marked your spot with a post-it flag I found in next to the book. Its kind of strange that you carry post-it flags around, Sweetheart."
"You used one, so that proves that they are handy to carry around," I said with a huff.
He just chuckled and kissed my temple. "I want to read this book when you're done with it," he said.
"Go ahead and read it now. I am not too interested in it yet. I can see where that novel is good and an important novel to read but I am just not feeling it. I'm more of a Romance and Sci-fi junkie. Kavalier and Clay is more history and masculine, to put it nicely, then I was looking for. I'll read it later," I said with a smile.
"But that leaves you with nothing to read and that's like a sin, right?" he asked with a laugh.
"I never said that I didn't have a back-up book or two," I replied with a wink and walked over to my duffle bag. I reached in and pulled out a copy of The Left Hand of Darkness and Stardust, a Sci-Fi novel and a Romance/Fantasy novel respectively. "You just found my purse book. I always have a spare tucked away somewhere."
"You are too much," he said with a laugh and then leaned over to kiss me. Just then someone knocked on the door.
"That must be Rosalie," I said with a smile. I went to answer the door and smiled when I pulled it open. I was correct in my assumption. "Hi Rosalie! How are you?"
"I'm great, Bella. You look terrific. I love that shirt!" she said excitedly. I looked down at the shirt I was wearing, which was a white peasant top edged in blue embroidery, and thanked her. "Jasper, cute as ever, I see."
"Hi, Rosalie," he said as he gave her a quick hug. "We all ready to go then?"
I nodded and we all headed out to the parking lot. We figured that since we drove Jasper's truck that Rosalie's car, a fully restored, vintage Chevy Nova, was more practical. When we got closer to it, Jasper said, "Still have the Nova, then Rosalie?"
"I don't think I could ever part with this car," she said wistfully as we all got in and she started down the road toward Esme's.
"Rosalie built this car from the ground up," Jasper said to me. "Isn't it beautiful?"
"It sure is," I said. "I should hook you up with my new brothers. I guess they along with my father are rebuilding a Camaro. I don't know the year though. I haven't gotten to see it yet."
"1967 and it is going to be beautiful. I'm thinkin' I may buy it when Emmett, Seth, and Charlie are finished with it."
"I thought Jake was helping too," I said.
"Jacob doesn't like to get his hands dirty and really only focuses on the aesthetics, like paint and interior design. An important part of a car build but not really necessary until after the engine rebuild is complete."
"Then why did he hang out in the garage with you guys?" I asked. "Wait, never mind. I know the answer to that question."
"What's the answer?" Rosalie interjected.
"Jake was just in the garage oogling the fresh meat—namely Jasper!" I answered and noticed through my laughter, that Jasper was scowling. "Oh, Honey, calm down. What he said about your ass is completely true."
"I can imagine," Rosalie said with a giggle.
"I'm flattered but I really don't even want to know," Jasper said as he crossed his arms over his chest and looked out the window and pouted.
Rosalie and I giggled at him all the rest of the drive to Esme's. When we pulled in we noticed that there were a few other cars in the long driveway. We parked in front of the modest two story yellow colonial house. We all got out of the Nova and walked up to the front door. Jasper rang the bell and the door opened almost immediately.
"You must be the new teachers," said the man who answered the door. He was cute and appeared to be in his late thirties. His hair was blonde which curled around his ears and his blue eyes sparkled. "Let me guess your disciplines!" We nodded at him and let him get on with his assessment. He pointed at Rosalie and said, "English," to Jasper he said, "Math," and to me he said, "History."
Jasper laughed and said, "Wrong on all three. I'm Jasper Whitlock, and I teach History, sir."
Rosalie was next to grasp his hand and smile. "I'm Rosalie Hale and I teach Math."
"I'm Bella Swan and I'm English. It's a pleasure to meet you, sir."
"I'm Carlisle Cullen and I teach some of the Health classes and am the part time nurse. Tanya Denali is around here too and is also a nurse at the high school. I also am a general practitioner at Forks General Hospital," he said with a bow. Jasper and Rosalie went into the house to greet the others but Carlisle stopped me and asked, "Any relation to Charlie?"
"Yeah, he's my long lost father. It's a very long story," I said hoping to not have to rehash it.
"I'll probably hear it from him sometime soon. He and I are really good friends and have been since high school," Carlisle said. I nodded and smiled weakly. I didn't really have the energy to talk about this anymore with someone I had just met.
I think Jasper saw my nervousness because he rescued me with an, "Excuse us, Carlisle." Carlisle nodded and walked into the house. Jasper and I sat on the stoop and he asked, "Peter just sent me a text, Darlin'. He wants to talk to you. Is it okay if I give him your number or you can call him on my phone."
"Sure, Jazz. I'll probably regret this later, but go ahead and give him my number. It's not really a big deal. Is there a reason as to why he wants to talk to me?"
"He wouldn't tell me, Darlin', but just so you know, Peter and I talked a bit about you the other day and he's that much more excited to meet ya," he said.
"Why?" I wondered.
"I only told him how much you mean to me, Sweetheart." He then put his arm around me and pressed a kiss on my lips. I snaked my arms around his neck and deepened the kiss in response.
Someone clearing their throat interrupted us. I pulled back and blushed until I noticed it was Jacob and Emmett. "Careful, Jasper, that's my little sister's face that you were trying to eat off and on your new boss' porch too! For shame!" Jacob said with a laugh. Jasper chuckled but looked a little nervous so I saved him.
I huffed but stood up and hugged Emmett and then Jacob. "You've only been my brother for one day, Jake. I'd watch it if I were you."
Emmett laughed and said, "You're never getting rid of us now, Bella-Boo. You too for that matter, Jasper!"
I shook my head and grabbed Jasper's hand. The door opened before we were able to knock again and Esme appeared. "Come in, brunch is about ready. There are mimosas on the back deck. It's such a rare sunny day, I figured we'd eat out there. Bella, Jasper, let me introduce you around."
Esme introduced Jasper and I around to the other teachers that were there and I was a bit disappointed when the other English teacher wasn't in attendance. Esme told me that he was on vacation with his family to Disney World, which sounded like fun so I shook off my disappointment. After meeting the other Biology teacher, and the other History teacher, a man by the name of Garrett, and a few other teachers, Esme steered us out to the backyard. I waved at Alice and Angela who were talking with Rosalie.
I jumped into their conversation and was having a good time when my phone rang. I excused myself to answer it. "Hello?" I asked.
"Hi Bella, its Peter. How are ya, Darlin'?"
"I'm great, Peter? How are you? How are the wedding plans coming?" I asked.
"Everything's set and ready to go. Not long now. I hear from Jazz that you're moving in together? Need any help movin'?"
"Hold on," I said. I looked around and spotted Emmett and Jake. I walked over to them. "Em, Jake, you have plans for this weekend. You're helping us move," I told them, not really giving them an option to do otherwise.
"Sure, we'll get Dad, Seth, and Carlisle up to help too," Jake said.
"Looks like we have it covered, Peter, thanks."
"Well, shoot, I was lookin' for an excuse to come up. Oh well. Wait, Charlotte wants to speak with ya."
"Okay, who is Charlotte?"
"Well, Bella. What do you and Jazz talk about? Charlotte is my beautiful bride-to-be."
"It's been a crazy whirlwind of craziness, Peter. We really haven't talked much about the wedding recently," I said with a laugh. Jasper walked over to me and snaked an arm around me and kissed my head. I looked up at him and smiled.
"Let me go find Charlotte. One second, Sugar," he said. "She had somethin' to ask ya."
"Okay, Peter," I said.
It didn't take long for Peter to find Charlotte because only a few seconds later there was a feminine, "Hello Bella," heard on the other line.
"Hi Charlotte. How are you?" I asked.
"Just fine," she answered. "I was just wonderin' something. My sister was placed on bed rest, she's about to deliver triplets."
"Whoa, that's quite the load to carry," I said sympathetically.
"Yes, the poor dear is going crazy. Well anyway, you know Jaspy is the best man but I was wonderin' if you'd consider standing up with me that day. I know its kind of an odd request, seein' as how you've never met me, but Jules can't anymore and I don't want to place that kind of responsibility on her right now. I'm afraid it'll send her into labor. We're trying to keep things simple, but well, I don't have anywhere else to turn. I don't really have any friends because, well, all the girls in this town are bitches and such. Can you help me out?"
"Wow. When's the wedding?"
"We're flying out the twenty-second. I can see if we can switch to an earlier flight. Then I can be of more help. Do I need to find a dress?"
"Does that mean you'll do it?"
"I guess so. Just as long as there are no heels involved, I can do my best. I really have no experience with weddings."
Well, that's okay. I only have my sister left in my family. We were orphaned when we were teenagers. So there is no real family on my side. It's just the Whitlocks, and a few work collogues. So, it's not a huge affair. And I can promise you that there will be no heels. No dresses for that matter. What size pants are ya?"
"About a six."
"Okay, I've got ya covered there. Let me talk to Jaspy."
"Okay, Charlotte. Call me soon so we can coordinate more. I'll talk to Jasper about switching our flight to sooner."
"Sounds good, Sugar. Thank you so much for doin' this for me."
"No problem, Charlotte."
"Call me Charlie, or whatever. 'Charlotte' is just so formal and I have a feelin' we're goina be great friends."
"I hear ya, Char. I feel the same way about the name 'Isabella.' Anyway, here's Jasper. Talk to you later."
I handed the phone to Jasper and from the sounds of it, he didn't get to talk much. He ended the call with an, "Okay, Charlie, I'll see what I can come up with here. Sounds good. See you soon. Love ya too, Sis, bye."
He hung the phone up and looked at me. "You are a saint, Bella."
"Just doing what I can to help," I said with a smile.
"I was informed that I have to take you shopping when we get into Austin. That shouldn't be a problem. We'll get everything sorted, Darlin'."
"You'll see. Peter and Charlie's wedding is a bit unusual in its attire. We'll have a better selection in Austin," Jasper said in way of explanation. I nodded in response.
"We may need to switch flights and leave earlier. Do you think that's going to be a problem, Jazz?"
"Shouldn't be. I'll call the airline this afternoon, Darlin'," he said.
"Thanks, Honey. I have a feeling the next few weeks are going to be a bit hectic. Jake, Em, Charlie, Seth and Carlisle are coming up this weekend to help us move and such," I said.
"I'll call my real estate agent this week sometime and put my house up for sale. Who knows, though, maybe my renter will want to buy it."
"Okay, you really don't have to sell your house though," I said.
"Oh, Bella, this is a new chapter in both our lives. We're starting out together here, in Forks, fresh and new. I don't need that old house tying me somewhere else. I want to be here totally for you and with you. I love you, Sweetheart," Jasper said.
"I love you too, Babe," I said and kissed him gently.
It wasn't much longer when Esme had everything ready for brunch. We all sat around the big table that was set up outside and ate and laughed throughout the morning. I did notice that Edward didn't show up, but I really didn't think about it or care. He was just going to have to get over it.
It was close to three when we left Esme's. We went back to the Inn and gathered our stuff and checked out. When we got to the desk, Leslie was there smiling.
"You kids checking out?" she asked.
"Yes, Leslie. Your Inn is still so beautiful. It will always hold a special place in my heart," I said.
"That's nice of you to say," she said.
Jasper thanked her and went to take our bags out to the truck. I settled up our bill and gave Leslie a hug.
"Oh, wait a second. A package was dropped off for you not too long ago, Bella," Leslie said as she went around the desk to find it. She handed it to me and with another hug goodbye, I walked out to the truck.
Once I was inside the truck, I turned the package over in my hands. "What's that, Darlin'?" Jasper asked.
"I don't know. It was left for me at the Inn."
"Well, open it."
I slowly started to take off the brown paper and I gasped at what was inside. "Can you drive me to my father's office?"
I showed him what was inside the packaging. It was a framed picture depicting what were a very young Charlie Swan and my mother, flanked by what looked like Carlisle and a beautiful Native American woman. "Wait there's a note," I said.
"Read it," Jasper said.
I grabbed his hand and read:
I don't have much of your mother. Just memories and this picture. I was so angry when she left because, well, I really did love her. It took me a long time to forgive her for leaving me without word or any way to contact her. I know I said before that I tried to find her, and I really did.
If you haven't figured out yet, words are not my strength. I wanted to tell you that I am so happy you found me. I wish I would've gotten to see you grow up and find yourself, but we can never regain that time. We can only move forward.
I wanted to tell you how proud I am that you're my daughter. I wanted to give you something of both your parents and this photo was the only tangible thing I had. I really just wanted to tell you that I am so looking forward to getting to know you, and Jasper, and having you in my life.
Sincerely, Your Father, Charlie."
"That's a very thoughtful thing for Charlie to do, Sweetheart," Jasper said.
"I know. We're going to thank him," I said, wiping at the tears that I didn't know had fallen.
Somewhere along the way, Jasper started the truck and it didn't take long for us to pull into the police station. We got out and walked into the building. Jasper grabbed my hand when I asked the receptionist for Charlie.
"You're in luck, he usually doesn't work on Sundays but he came into the office for a few minutes to catch up on paperwork. Why don't you both just go on back and surprise him," she said.
We thanked her and walked back to Charlie's office. His door was open and he was bent over a stack of papers on his desk. I knocked lightly on his door to get his attention. When he looked up and smiled at Jasper and I, and my body moved on its own. I threw myself into his arms and hugged him tightly.
"Thanks, Charlie, Dad, for the picture. It really means a lot to me."
"Anytime, Bells. Sue wanted me to tell you that there is a mandatory family dinner every Sunday night that you and Jasper must attend now."
I laughed at that. "We'll be there as often as we can. But we're going to Austin, Texas in a couple of weeks because Jasper's brother is getting married. And next weekend, you and everyone is helping us move, so we may not make it for a while."
"Who do I need to thank for getting me roped into that?" Charlie asked.
"That was all Jacob," Jasper said from the doorway.
Charlie nodded and laughed. I added, "Well, I'll have breakfast ready for everyone on Saturday."
"Well expect us there early. It shouldn't take long."
Jasper and I weren't there much longer before we said our goodbyes to Charlie. We headed back to Seattle after that. The drive home was uneventful. I slept most of the way, with my head in Jasper's lap while he drove. It was just before nine when we pulled into Jasper's driveway.
The next week was a flurry of activity. I helped Jasper get his house ready and put on the market. His real estate agent said that he shouldn't have any trouble at all selling it, even without a kitchen. In return, he helped me box up everything in my apartment. Alice was a huge help there too. She had come down for the week to help us get ready for the men to come and move Angela and I. She seemed to have a knack for organization and had Angela and my stuff organized and separated into households. Jasper had transferred our tickets from Seattle to Austin from the twenty-second to the eighteenth without much hassle. So basically we were going to be able to get our stuff in our rented house and then we have to fly out. We were not going to have any time to unpack.
I was feeling overwhelmed and I guess Jasper noticed so before everyone showed up to help move, Jasper stopped me, grabbed my hand, and asked, "Is everything okay, Darlin'? Are you happy? You seem a little forlorn today."
"Jasper, Honey, I am very happy with you. You make me happier than I realized I could be. Before I met you, I had resigned myself to being alone. In the two short weeks we've been together my whole outlook on life has changed. It isn't just me anymore. It's you and me together. However, we've had this crazy whirlwind romance and its wild and fun but I think all the major life changes, I mean graduating college, finding a job, falling head over heal in love, meeting a father I never knew existed, moving across the state and the rest of the stuff that has happened in these past few weeks has caught up to me. Then leaving for the wedding the day after tomorrow, I just feel like I don't have any time to just rest. It's making me a little over-emotional. I'm sorry. I know I just have to get through the next couple of weeks and we'll be golden. We'll have some time to just be, but right now, we are just so busy that I can't see straight."
"Well, Darlin', you just take it easy. Let us men handle everything," Jasper said. "Love you."
"Love you too," I answered as I stood up on my tiptoes to peck his lips.
Charlie had made sure that they all were there before nine so we could get done at a reasonable time. Jasper had rented a large U-Haul for all three of us to share. We started at Jasper's place and then moved on to Angela and my apartment. I had hired a person to clean both places so we didn't have to come back and do that part. Jacob drove my car and Emmett drove Jasper's truck for us. So, after we were all loaded up, we drove away from Seattle into the new chapters in our lives.
A/N: There it is. Next up on LTL- Texas!
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