There is some foreshadowing in this chapter, see if you can pick it up. I hoping it isn't too obvious but you never know.
This starts from Leah's point of view:
I hung up the phone after talking with Katy smiling to myself. I was glad to hear that she was doing well, thriving from being a werewolf. I wished I had it that easy when I phased, that I was happy, and I wasn't pinning after Sam. I sighed pushing those memories away. I was happy now, wasn't I? I had a job I loved, a boyfriend who cared for me and made me feel beautiful, and a loving family that I found in the pack.
Something, however, had been off for me lately. Something was shifting in my life and I couldn't quite figure it out. I jumped when my phone beeped alerting me to a text.
I can't wait to see you tonight.
It was from Jeremy, and I smiled at the text and quickly began texting him back.
Me too- I told him.
After glancing at the clock I decided to take a shower and get ready for my date tonight. As I was getting ready in my room I heard a knock on the door and Nessie walked in. I smiled at her. It was strange how our relationship was now and she became like a sister to me. I looked down at her belly; she was already showing slightly even though she was only about a month and a half but looked almost three to four months.
"I don't know what you are feeding that kid," I said smiling at her and shaking my head.
"I don't know either," she said smiling and shaking her head while patting her belly.
"Are you and Jeremy going out tonight?" she asked me.
"We are," I said.
"Would it be alright if Jacob and I joined you?" she asked.
"Sure that would be great," I said, "Jeremy asked about getting together with you two last week."
"Good, I'll go get changed," she said to me and stopping abruptly in the doorway.
"What's wrong?" I asked eyeing her sudden stop.
"It moved," she said.
"What moved?" I asked dumbly.
"It moved," I asked turning around and placing her hand on her belly.
"Oh," I said my eyes widening.
"It's like," she said smiling, "it's like a little a fluttering, it's still moving."
"Can I?" I asked reaching my hand out.
She nodded and I reached out my hand towards her. I felt the subtle movement under her skin, if it wasn't for my heightened senses I doubt I would have felt it move. I looked up at Nessie, a large smile covered her face and happy tears filled her eyes.
"I had better go tell Jacob before we leave," she said thickly.
"Go ahead," I said smiling and shaking my head.
I finished getting ready trying to ignore the growing feelings of uneasiness that I had been feeling for the last month or so. I smiled to myself when I heard the doorbell ring and Jacob answer it to Jeremy. I looked at myself in the mirror one more time before walking down the stairs where I found Jeremy waiting for me.
"Hey sweetie," Jeremy said wrapping his arms around me when I got to the bottom of the stairs.
"How was your day?" I asked kissing him gently.
"It was alright," he said, "its better now."
"Good," I said grinning up at him and kissing him but more firmly this time.
We kissed for several moments before I heard a throat clearing behind Jeremy. I looked over Jeremy's shoulder to see Nessie and Jacob standing there waiting for us. Jacob raises his eyebrows at me, and I rolled my eyes at him. Out of all of my brothers though he gave me the least amount of grief about dating Jeremy usual throwing me a teasing comment here or there.
"We should get going," Ness said, "I am starting to feel a little tired."
"Are you sure you want to still go out?" Jacob asked looking at her concerned.
"Not at all Jacob," she said, "Who knows what shape I'll be in to go out much longer. I'm just feeling tired and most women feel tired during their pregnancy. If it makes you feel any better I'll text grandpa to let him know where we are going."
"If you are sure," he said.
"I am," she said as we started out the door.
I held Jeremy's hand as we sat in the back of Jacob's car while we made small talk. As we sat at the restaurant the feeling of uneasiness grew. Something was going to change, something that would cause pain but happiness at the same time. As I watched Nessie and Jacob my heart ached for something similar. I loved Jeremy, I really did. I knew now something was missing and I couldn't give my heart to him fully even though I wanted to.
I said a goodbye to Jeremy later that night trying to convince myself that these feelings were temporary and that I would only be temporary. Before bed I went down stairs to get some water where Jacob was doing the same.
"Dinner was nice," Jacob said leaning against the counter.
"It was," I agreed filling my cup with ice.
"Leah," Jacob said, "are you alright?"
"Yes why?" I said looking at him while taking a sip from my cup.
"It's just tonight…" he said, "you just seemed different."
I froze looking at him.
"What makes you say that," I asked trying to act as if something wasn't bothering me.
"You looked at Jeremy much like…like Sam once looked at you."
I ran my hands through my hair. I should have known that I couldn't have hidden anything from Jacob. Ever since our one-on-one we had gained a close bond to each other at times sharing our thoughts with each other, our worries.
"I don't know what is happening to me," I said softly, "Jeremy is such a great guy and I care about him so much…"
"But?" Jacob prompted.
"But I've been feeling different lately," I said, "like something is pulling me away from him. I'm not sure what to make of it."
"That is strange," Jacob said, "I'm sure everything will work out."
"I'm sure it will," I agreed.
I sighed taking another drink of water glancing at Jacob.
"Aren't you going to drink your water?" I asked.
"Oh this is for Nessie," he said.
"Craving?" I asked knowing she didn't normally drink that much water.
"Yep," Jacob said, "I had better get this up to her. She was so tired tonight, I'm worried she may have to go on bed rest soon."
"I guess she'll have no choice if that is what Carlisle thinks is best," I said.
"Yes," I agreed, "I just know it will make her crazy."
"Oh Leah you care," Jacob ribbed me.
"Maybe I'm getting soft," I said.
"I think you already are," Jacob said smiling at me.
That is when we heard a thud upstairs from the area where of Jacob's and Nessie's room. Jacob and I moved so quickly not even giving a second thought to the two dropped glasses of water and glass shattering on the floor. We thundered up the stairs and into Nessie and Jacob's room. My heart dropped at the sight of Nessie lying on the floor, her body was angled so that she didn't fall on her belly. Jacob was beside her in seconds.
"Nessie," Jacob said shaking her, "Nessie!"
After a few agonizing slow moments of calling her name Nessie's eyes fluttered open.
"Oh thank God," Jacob said, "What happened?"
"I was getting up to go the bedroom when I got dizzy," she said as Jacob lifted her up and onto the bed, "I just saw the floor rushing up and everything went dark."
"We should call Carlisle," Jacob said.
"No I'm ok now, no need to call," she said, "I just need some water."
"I'll go get it," I said going down stairs and carefully stepping around the broken glass in the kitchen to get two large glasses of water.
I went back up stairs to see Jacob carrying Nessie out of the bathroom.
"Here you are Nessie," I said handing her one glass and putting the other on the dresser while she sat up against the headboard.
"Thanks," she said taking a large drink of water.
"I'll see you two tomorrow," I said.
That night after I cleaned up the glass and as I got ready for bed I pushed thoughts of Jacob's observations out of my mind and ignored the fact that I would have to end things soon with Jeremy.
Changing to Nessie's point of view:
My head snapped up to look at my grandfather as we just finished out weekly check up.
"What," I asked.
"You need to be on bed rest," he said.
"I thought I was making good progress," I said, "is there something wrong with the baby?"
"The baby is fine," he said, "it's you I'm worried about."
"I'm ok," I said, "Just a little tired."
"Jacob has been telling me that you've had trouble fainting," he said, "and you are tired all the time, more than you should be for a pregnant woman. I'm also worried about the bruises from the baby kicking you, it's getting stronger and bed rest will help you withstand the stresses of your pregnancy."
"Trust Jacob to tattle on me," I said as I lay back onto my pillow.
"He was just worried about you," grandpa said, "it's part of the imprint but I'm glad he told me because I want you to stay as strong as you can especially for the sake for your health and of the baby too."
"I guess that is true," I said smiling and caressing my growing belly.
It was two months and a half months since I found out I was pregnant but it was more like I was five months along.
"It's only for another two and a half months," grandpa said.
"I know," I said, "Is there anything else I need to do?"
"Call me right away if anything changes," he said, "or if you get worse, even if the baby starts kicking you more and getting stronger. If you faint I want you, Jacob, or who is with you to call me right away. You can help prevent this by drinking a lot of water. You may walk around your room when no one is here but do not got down stairs by yourself, I don't want you to faint by going down the stairs on your own."
"I sure will grandpa," I said, "thank you."
"You're welcome," he said smiling at me, "Get some rest."
"I will," I say as he kissed me on my cheek.
I heard grandpa leave and shortly after I fell into a deep sleep. I woke up later that night to feel a warm body wrapped up around me with Jacob's large hand pressed to my belly.
"How long have you been there?" I asked.
"Half an hour," his deep voice said with grogginess, "I'm sorry I wasn't there when Carlisle came by."
"Grandpa told me you told him about me fainting," I said turning in his arms to look at him.
"He needed to know," he said.
"It's no big deal," I said, "I'm sure other women faint during their pregnancies."
"Yes but not many women are half vampire half human and carrying a baby of a shape shifter," Jacob said shaking his head.
"I know," I said sighing, "I just hate the thought of being on bed rest."
"It's what is best for you and the baby," Jacob said repeating Carlisle's words his warm hands caressing my belly.
"I know," I said drawing circle's on Jacob's hand that was on my belly.
"I know you aren't crazy about this," Jacob said, "Let me know how I can help make this easier on you."
I looked into warm brown eyes filled with love knowing that he would help me through this.
"Will you get me some new movies and books?" I ask.
"Yes," he said, "anything else?"
"Not that I can think of," I said.
He kissed me gently and I enjoyed the feel of his lips on mine. We had been married for years and I still enjoyed the feel of his lips on mine. He pulled away and his hands continued to caress my belly. I then thought of my baby and the family we would start together. Tears filled my eyes as I thought of how selfish I was being about being on bed rest. Jacob and grandpa were right; bed rest was what was best for the baby and all I could think about what how miserable I would be.
"I'm so selfish Jacob," I sobbed.
"What," he asked looking up at me.
"I'm so selfish," I said tears rolling down my cheeks, "I am so focused on how I want to go be able to go out and do things but I'm not thinking of the baby."
"Oh sweetie," he said pulling me to his side, "I don't blame you for not wanting to be stuck inside the house all day, anyone would go crazy."
"I'm not thinking of the baby," I said my voice shaking.
"I know you'll do it for the baby," he said brushing my tears away, "doesn't mean you have to like it."
"I guess," I said sniffing.
I felt the baby kick as Jacob held me in his arms while drifting off to sleep and I knew I would be able to get through my ordered bed rest.
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