Short Summary: If you had the chance to start your life over from the beginning, knowing what was coming at you, would you do it all over? Would you make the same choices again?
One-shot in three parts.
Disclaimer: Twilight belongs to Stephenie Meyer. If it belonged to me, the story would have gone different and Jacob end up with Bella.
I pay my respects to the Quileute Tribe and their Gods. We only know fragments of their history and traditions; strictly speaking I know only what I could pull from the Internet. So everything Quileute related I used for my story may or may not be correct in any way.
Short Summary:If you had the chance to start your life over from the beginning, knowing what was coming at you, would you do it all over? Would you make the same choices again?
Universe: Post Eclipse
First Beta: Jake's Girl
Second Beta: Jakejunkie
A/N: I need to say a few words before you can go on reading.
I wanna thank you, Lori, my first beta. You begged me to take you as my beta and it was a good thing! After reading the original one-shot, you pushed me to extend what I had planned so far, and together we came up with a lot of stuff we realized we BOTH had experienced in our life. Thanks to you, people will get to read a three-part one-shot instead of the small thingy I had planned. I'm really looking forward on working on Part II and III with you! HUGS!
And my poor second beta - Jakejunkie ... When I first informed you about the new one-shot I'm coming up with, I told you it wouldn't be longer than about 3000 words. LOL And then, unexpectedly LOL, I informed you that I was going to split said one-shot in three parts and Part I has 6000 words already. I'm glad you didn't flip me the bird, honey. Thank you for editing. :-) Will you be my beta for Part II and III as well?
Not Any Other Way
Note to self:
Live with love in your heart and
Don't back down .
Do what you want to do,
Be who you want to be.
Regrets don't exist if you live your life
As a heartfelt expression.
Take one day at time,
Be ready for anything that comes your way.
When you stay connected to truth
You can do no harm.
Don't allow your heart to hurt
Waiting on others to love you.
No one will ever love you the way
You are supposed love yourself.
Compassion is king.
Forgiveness is healing.
Love is what lights up this world of darkness.
Don't be scared to burn brightly.
It's what you were born to do.
The world will not have it any other way.
As Easy as Breathing?
Jacob was hurting, but he smiled. The vampire, who had smashed his body, unintentionally had given him a future. How so? Scared that she might lose him, Bella had finally made up her mind.
Cullen, listening to the pack mind throughout the entire battle, knew what had happened and brought her to the clearing. She totally lost it, seeing Jacob severely injured and barely conscious. The pack had to carry him home. She walked right with them, fearing for Jacobs's life every inch of the way.
While Dr. Fang was treating his injuries she sat by his side, refusing to go anywhere. She cradled his head in her lap, talking him through the terrible pain of getting his bones re-broken. At some point, he couldn't stop bellowing out his pain anymore. Her tears wet his face, but she stayed where she was, trying to soothe him, and he couldn't be more grateful.
Much later, when the leech doc had left and she thought he had fallen asleep, she brushed a stray strand of ebony hair from his face and quietly walked out of his room. He was afraid that she would leave and go back to her fiancée. His heart cramped painfully inside his chest at the thought, making it hard for him to breathe. It wasn't long until she returned, and he saw she had been crying. She slipped in next to him, careful not to jostle him, kissing him softly on his cheek. "It's you, Jacob. I chose you."
She had broken off the engagement. For him. Now, she was sleeping next to him.
Jacob was hurting, but he smiled, touching her hand softly. He wouldn't have it any other way.
Bella was crying a lot. She didn't regret breaking up with Edward, but she hated the consequence—the Cullens leaving town. Jacob would dry her tears, hold and soothe her, although he couldn't quite comprehend how she could think about herleeches as family.
She wasn't as bad as she had been before when they had left the first time, but Jacob wished she would come around a little bit faster. School was out. It was summer, and they were supposed to hang out and have fun instead of moping around in his garage.
Jacob tried to be patient. As long as Bella would stick to her decision, he wouldn't have it any other way.
Jacob was failing Calculus, English Lit, and Biology. During these first few weeks of his senior year, he had missed too much school since Sam wouldn't let up on their usual patrolling routine. They could never be sure that the area was really clean of vampires, he argued. After all, it was still possible the Volturi would return, looking for Bella.
His mind was distracted. He could barely keep up. He was in love with Bella, and she was in love with him. They had started exploring a physical relationship over the summer and found, they couldn't get enough of each other.
His teachers said it would be a close call and that he needed to study hard or he would flunk. Jacob was pissed at himself. He wanted to give Bella a future and be able to take care of her financially. He promised to do better in school, even if it meant that he had to shorten his time with Bella.
Bella was worth it. Jacob wouldn't have it any other way.
Charlie caught them making out in Bella's truck.
His face was sooo red. Jacob couldn't tell if it was from anger or the embarrassment of catching them in an intimate position, but he feared Charlie would drop dead on the spot. Charlie dragged Jacob out of the truck by his ear and into the house, causing him to stumble up the front stairs in an effort to keep his ear attached to his head!
A really awkward sex talk followed along with some newground rules.
Charlie gave the two teenagers in front of him the evil eye, and declared that from now on he would monitor them more closely. Bella stood up for herself and for Jacob, stating that she was eighteen and old enough to have a physical relationship her boyfriend. Charlie softened, a bit, when Bella threatened to move out, but stated he didn't want to see them making out ever again and he definitely didn't want to hear them, either. One of Charlie's ground rules said that Jacob had to
leave the Swan's house by 11 pm.
Under Charlie's new reign of wrath, it didn't take him long to discover Jacob had been sneaking into his daughter's window at night.
All hell broke loose.
Jacob thought he would prefer fighting a bloodsucker to the wrath of Charlie Swan. But, Bella had chosen him and that alone made it all worth it.
Jacob wouldn't have it any other way.
They had sex for the first time on one of those weekends when Charlie and Billy were fishing.
It was awkward to say the least. Although they had been making out a lot already, they were nervous, and then it wouldn't fit.
[…Deleted scene due to graphic content. Find entire one-shot on Jacob Black N Pack…]
They both agreed happily they could practice as often as they wanted.
Jacob DEFINITELY wouldn't have it any other way.
Jacob knew that Bella didn't like celebrating her birthday. That's why he approached the topic carefully. To his surprise Bella agreed to a bonfire at First Beach without any complaint. Okay, she didn't see the point of embracing the beauty of her 19th birthday (Jake's words), but if throwing her a party meant so much to him, she wouldn't stand in his way. Since they had bonfires all the time, it didn't make her feel uncomfortable or special in any way. Apart from that, celebrating your birthday with people who actually did age was okay. She rolled her eyes at him when he mentioned, technically, he wouldn't age as long as he was phasing. Bella explained that organizing the party would make him at least 28. Jacob agreed.
Her birthday party was fun. The entire wolf pack was there. Bella had invited Angela and Jessica, too. Bella didn't need to get stitched up this time, but she stumbled and twisted her ankle. Jacob kissed it better and then snuck away with Bella, celebrating her birthday in a very special way. He did last more than 10 minutes this time, and he was proud with himself. Bella added two more years to his age, for making her cum before him.
Jacob couldn't stop grinning for the rest of the evening. Life was good.
He wouldn't have it any other way.
Bella started college. She enrolled at UW Tacoma. It was close enough to La Push to go home every other weekend. She shared an apartment with Kim and Jared, who started college, too. Seeing Kim
and Jared together (and hearing them, ugh...)made her miss Jacob terribly, but at least she wasn't alone.
Before long, Bella began feeling strange. She was always tired, probably because of getting used to college and new people. She had mood swings and littlest things made her cry, probably because she missed Jacob so much. Sometimes, she had to throw up or she felt nauseated all day. That probably was because she didn't cook at the campus as much as she wanted to, but with being so tired all the time, sandwiches and take-away were the easier options.
Then she fainted in her business class. Bella knew of no reason for fainting, but she had thoroughly scared the crap out of Jared. The nurse, in fact, only asked two questions and the true reason for Bella's illnesswas clear.
Jacob had gotten her pregnant. Awkward sex talk with her father and all, they hadn't been careful enough, simply got carried away at the beach one day.
When the initial shock wore off, Jacob was brimming over with joy. But he was worried, too.
Would he be able to take care of a family of his own, already?
Were they really ready to be *gulp* parents?
Bella trusted him. She told him they would make it. After all, they loved each other and she already loved the tiny baby growing inside her. His baby. Their baby.She even told him she hoped that it would look like him. Jacob was all smiles after that.
Even when having a baby at such a young age would be a challenge, Bella had chosen a human life, and Jacob wouldn't have it any other way.
Charlie went ballistic when they told him. He banned Jacob from his property and proceeded to get into a huge fight with Bella. Charlie—worrying for his daughter's future—wouldn't give in.
He wanted her to wait. She yelled back at him. The baby was already growing in her belly!
Thinking that Charlie wanted her to get rid of the baby shocked the hell out of her. She refused to cook for him. She refused to speak to him. She finally threatened to move out, and Charlie caved, realizing that Bella did indeed mean it. She wanted the baby more than anything in the world.
Charlie demanded Jacob and Billy come over, asking them about Jacob's plans for the future. They laid down everything in minute detail: Jacob would take a high school equivalency test, begin with computer classes for a college degree, and get a job at the local car shop. In a year or two Billy would take out a business loan and set Jacob up with his own shop as a mechanic.
Charlie still was upset with Jake for getting his "little girl" knocked up, but he finally saw how much Jacob cared and that he actually was responsible, too. They shook hands and Jacob sighed with relief.
It had been straining five days, but Bella loved him and would give him a baby soon.
He wouldn't have it any other way.
Jacob turned 17 in January.
Bella took a few days off from college and came home to celebrate his birthday. She needed to get some days off as the pregnancy wasn't easy on her. She was still throwing up and always so tired, but she really wanted to have that evening with Jacob.
He took her on a date to a steak house in Port Angeles. Dinner was fine, but on the ride home Bella got sick and threw up in his car. They spent the rest of the night cleaning themselves and his car.
Bella was upset with herself for ruining his birthday, but Jacob wrapped a thick blanket around her, took her in his arms and carried her to the beach.
He sat her down at their driftwood tree and proposed to her. She said yes, still having the stink of vomit in her nose and all, and her laughter resonated all over the beach. They stayed huddled together for a long time, searching for the brightest star in the sky, which they would give to their baby.
Jacob was happy. He wouldn't have it any other way.
Jacob and Bella got married February 14th.
Since Jacob was only 17, they needed Billy to go with them to the county clerk's office for the license. Billy had to give his consent for Jacob to get the license and with the license Old Quil, the Tribal Council leader, was allowed to do their wedding ceremony.
It was raining that day and Bella had to wear warm boots and pants under her simple white dress. Her belly was huge already, and she was glowing with happiness. Jacob loved seeing her like this. Right before Old Quil started the wedding ceremony Jacob whispered into Bella's ear that looking at her would make him all horny yet again. He smirked at her, and she smacked him upside the head with her bouquet. Their guests laughed. Someone shouted that Jacob had truly found his match. Bella blushed and Jacob couldn't stop grinning throughout the entire ceremony.
After the ceremony they drove to the La Push Resort, where the reception was held. They got drenched in the rain on their short way from the car to the entrance area. Bella's hair was dripping wet and fell out of her up-do. In fact, both looked like drowned rats in their wet clothes. She, nevertheless, was the most beautiful bride anyone had ever seen. Jacob swept her up and whirled her around, making her squeal in delight.
He wouldn't have it any other way.
They moved in with Billy.
He relied on Jacob's help anyway and it was the only logical decision, given that money was very tight. The pack gave them a helping hand, renovating the house and adding another-bigger-room for Bella and Jake to live in. Bella made it her task to decorate the house and give it a female touch.
Jacob wished they had more time completely alone. Sometimes, it bothered him that they had to be quiet when having sex, but then he thought they should be happy that they were able to live together at all.
Okay, it wasn't exactly how he imagined living with Bella would be, but he wouldn't have it any other way, for now.
Their son was born in May. They named him Jeremy.
A couple of days after the birth, Bella received a phone call from Alice Cullen, congratulating them. She asked if she was allowed to visit Bella and the baby. Jacob agreed, but only after Bella had been pleading with him for hours. He didn't feel comfortable having a vampire in the same house with a woman who had recently given birth—Bella was still bleeding—and a fragile, helpless newborn.
Bella convinced him that it was okay and that Alice wouldn't hurt her or the baby.
Jacob tried, but as soon as he had opened the door and asked the pixie in, his instincts got the better of him. He had tried, he tried reallyhard. He didn't mean to growl and snarl at Alice Cullen nor did he want to phase in the middle of the living room, shattering the furniture. The bloodsucker left (she fled to be honest), apologizing. She would come back later, when he would be more stable.
Bella was livid, had demanded he sleep elsewhere. She didn't want him close to the baby when he couldn't control his phasing. When night came, he settled on the floor in the living room, the area closest to their bedroom. "Jake, come here," her sweet voice sounded, inviting him back into their bed.
The day had been interesting to say the least, he had his first real big fight with Bella, but she had forgiven him in the end. He snuggled in gently against Bella, not wanting to jostle his sleeping son, and wrapped his arms securely around them.
He wouldn't have it any other way.
Jacob graduated in June and that fall he started with his online courses while he still worked full time at the Forks car shop. Their first year went by smoothly. Jeremy was such a good baby that slept a lot and kept himself entertained. Bella seemed to smile all the time.
Being a mother suited Bella well. She had blossomed into a beautiful young woman. She wasn't the skinny, insecure girl anymore.
Jacob loved the new Bella. He really admired her new curves and was in awe of the easiness with which she handled Jeremy, the household chores, and took care of Billy.
Before Jeremy's first birthday she had convinced him to have another baby - "soonish".
He didn't mind making babies with Bella. Not at all.
She got pregnant again right away and filled out even more. Jacob loved coming home from his job to find Bella cooking dinner in the kitchen, balancing little Jeremy on her hip, maneuvering her protruding belly around the pans and pots, and talk animatedly to Billy.
Jacob would close the door behind him, rip his dirty shirt off and kick his uncomfortable shoes from his feet. Then he would enter the kitchen, greeting his father with a slap on his back on his way to Bella. He would kiss her, kiss Jerry, and kiss the new baby through her belly.
AHH - Life was good. He wouldn't have it any other way.
It was Friday, January 13th, when Sue placed Jayden, son number two, into Jacob's protective arms.
Bella had gone into labor so fast they didn't make it to Forks hospital. In fact, they didn't even make it to the car.
A frantic Billy called over to Sue's, she was a nurse after all, while Jacob tried his very best to be of help to Bella, who was kneeling over the side of the bath tub, panting - the baby already pushing its way out.
Little Jeremy slept soundly through all the uproar, and Sue got there just in time to help "catch" the new baby, witness his first cry, and coach Jacob on cutting the umbilical cord.
When Bella was cleaned up and settled in their marriage bed, Billy wheeled himself into the bedroom. "Hell, if the kid doesn't exactly look like you, Jake!" he said stunned as he laid eyes on his grandson for the first time.
Jake beamed proudly as he gazed down at his beautiful son. He and Bells certainly had a knack for making beautiful babies. The intense feeling of love and protectiveness over his growing family threatened to overwhelm him and he felt a little choked up as he lowered himself to the edge of bed so carefully, holding Jayden as if he was the most breakable thing on earth.
"Happy Birthday, Daddy," Bella cooed, glancing at the clock.
"NO WAY!" Jacob shook his head in surprise and disbelief. It was way after midnight. That would mean... Today was his 19th birthday! "Best birthday present ever..." He smiled as Bella settled back against the pillows and reached out for the baby. Jake placed Jay into her arms and snuggled in around them as she put him to her breast. Jacob watched in awe as she slipped her beautiful pink nipple into his son's eager mouth.
He didn't think he could be any happier than he was right now. Who would have thought that the love he felt for Bella - the love he had always felt for her - could intensify even more. He thought that his heart was going to burst from all the emotions going on in him.
"You did this, Bells! I'm so proud of you. I love you so much," Jacob rasped, teary-eyed, softly stroking his son's downy head.
He didn't care that he was crying tears of joy in front of his father. He wouldn't have it any other way.
Right after Jayden was born Bella was determined to resume pursuing her degree. Fortunately, most of her classes were offered online. It was a huge challenge finding the time since Jayden was a very demanding baby who cried a lot. Some days, she didn't know where her head was anymore. Breastfeeding, changing diapers, soothing Jayden, and taking care of Jeremy absolutely wore her out. Truth to be told, Jeremy actually still was a baby, too, and he needed her just as much as Jayden.
She never imagined that having two kids could be so difficult.
The biggest challenge, however, became keeping Jayden safe from the love of his brother.
When they laid Jayden on his blanket, Jeremy would be right there almost on top of him. His hugs were too much for tiny Jayden. They put Jayden in the baby seat on the table. Bella got in the room just in time to see Jeremy pull Jayden's seat all the way to the edge of the table. "Hold Jay! Hold Jay!" he chirped at his momma. They put Jayden IN his infant seat IN the playpen for maximum safety, only to have Jeremy climb the side to get in, accidentally kicking Jayden on the head.
They were at a loss.
One day, Sue brought Bella a long piece of fabric. She called it a wrap and showed Bella how to use it to put baby Jayden on her back. So, for a while, carrying Jayden in the wrap was the solution. It put the baby out of the danger zone, and with the baby on her back, Bella had her hands free for Jeremy and her household chores.
Studying, however, meant sitting still for longer amounts of time and little Jayden hated it when mommy didn't move and walk around. He would cry and fuss until Bella started to bounce and jiggle to keep him happy. Thank God, they didn't have to do long car rides like Sam and Emily, she thought when all the walking and jiggling started to get on her nerves.
Finally, Sue, Charlie, and Billy agreed to come by and help out with the kids so Bella could work on her classes. Bella and Jacob had discussed daycare, but Jacob had insisted daycare was out of the question for them. They would want to care for their children, not some group of strangers.
Between taking his online courses, working and his patrols, Jacob was a very busy man these days, too! When he did get home there were diapers to change, kids to feed, errands to run, chores to complete, stories to read, games to play, and baths to give, but he would be damned if he would fall short on his pledge of taking care of her and his kids.
He caught himself sigh longingly as he sprawled across their bed in exhaustion. Bella's eyes were shut as she rested among the pillows with his son sleeping at her bare breasts. Sometimes, he missed just the two of them, but the kids were their life now, and they couldn't be happier.
He knew in his heart they would make it. He wouldn't have it any other way.
Alice came to visit again. Bella made her wait until she wasn't bleeding anymore, knowing that it would make it easier for Jacob to hold in his protective instincts.
Jacob did a lot better this time, and Alice was careful to avoid anything that might call out the wolf in him. The sad, longing look in her eyes when she watched the sleeping baby and the playing toddler convinced Jacob that she would never do any harm to their kids or Bella. He asked Alice if she wanted to hold the baby for a while.
Jacob was sorry for Alice. She would never get the chance to have a baby. He gazed at Bella and their eyes met in understanding. She had almost blown this chance at a normal, human life. Just a couple of years ago she was so determined to become a vampire just like them.
I love you. I'm happy,Bella mouthed. She didn't regret anything. She had a wonderful husband and two beautiful kids. A human life was the right decision to make.
She wouldn't have it any other way and neither would Jacob.
Jacob awoke with a start. Tiny feet kicked his stomach. The bed moved as Jeremy began jumping up and down on the mattress. Then, the toddler plopped down on Jacob's chest and his chubby hands moved across his daddy's face, trying to pry open his eyes. "Wakey?" a thin voice asked.
"Sssh, don't wake the baby," Jacob answered gruffly, burying his head face-first in his pillow and putting his arm around Jeremy to keep him from jumping. Jeremy screamed protesting, and Jayden followed. Great! Now the baby was awake, too.
"Lemme sleep." Jacob pulled the pillow over his head. He just couldn't get up yet. He really needed to sleep.
He heard Bella rise, taking the baby and the toddler with her. He sighed in relief and fell back asleep at once not aware that she was watching him. Although she was so damned tired, she would never tire looking at her handsome husband. He was her strength. Her sun.
She had been breastfeeding a teething Jayden the entire night, but who needed sleep when you were a parent, huh? Sleep was totally overrated anyway. Bella yawned and closed the bed room door behind her. It was time to change diapers, to breastfeed the baby some more, and to get Jeremy fed. She could always sneak in a nap with the boys later, but Jake wouldn't have that luxury.
Bella rubbed the sleep out of her eyes. She was tired, but she wouldn't have it any other way.
When Jacob was 21, Sam stepped down as the Alpha and Jacob took over. Not only did he become the Alpha of his pack, he also became the new Chief of the Quileute Tribe as it was tradition. He was ready to take on the responsibility.
His taking over as the Alpha wasn't celebrated in any way. Sam and Jacob just informed the pack about the change. Nobody questioned it, and it was settled.
His becoming the new Chief, however, was celebrated. Festivities went on for three days, where everyone was wearing the traditional Tribal costumes – the black and red pants, vests and tunics. Jacob insisted Bella had to wear his mother's dress, which Bella agreed to. Their two sons got dressed in a black and red robe as well.
Before the festivities started, Jacob went on a spiritual quest to A-Ka-Lat, James Island, the holy place of their ancestors. For three days he stayed there, asking the spirits and his ancestors for guidance, strength, and wisdom, just like last Chiefs before him had done.
Immediately after Jacob returned from his spiritual quest, Bella noticed a dignity in Jacob she only had ever seen in Billy before. Jacob appeared majestically wise and profoundly commanding in every stance. When he went through the initial ceremony and Billy declared him the new Chief, she stared at Jacob in his costume and with his black and red face painting. She was stunned, overwhelmed, and at a loss of words. How in the world did she deserve this man?
Jacob still had his father by his side the first years, but soon Jacob realized that he was fully capable to do the job and do it right.
Bella was proud of him and supported him as much as she could, but she wished he would find more time for her and the kids. Sometimes, the strains of the day caused them to argue, but she knew he did this all for them. Their fights were short-lived, fortunately, but a little more Jake n Bells time would be really nice.
When another day was over and they fell asleep in their huge (Jake-made) bed with their kids snoring peacefully next to them, they knew they wouldn't have it any other way.
They went out clubbing for the first time.
It was hard to say who wanted date night most - the grandparents or Jacob and Bella.
Sue and Charlie - now legally married - practically forced them to go out, saying they were young and should enjoy some alone time. They really had earned it with all the energy they put into their kids, studying and working...
Bella was worried about leaving the kids "alone" with the grandparents, but Jacob reassured her, repeatedly, that Jeremy loved to be with his grandparents and Jayden was old enough to be without her for a while. He pointed out that with what had been going on since the kids were born, they really needed one night to just be about them - Jake and Bells.
To make it easier for Bella, they stayed in Forks the first time they went out. They ate at the diner and then visited the only dance club in Forks. Bella, who always thought dancing was awkward, found herself being pulled into Jake's arms and swayed around with ease. She actually enjoyed dancing with him. He was a natural. The way he moved his hips, soon made Bella feel all hot and bothered inside, but then she saw other women staring at her Jakeas if he was something delicious to eat. She became very jealous and made sure to claim her property. She was all over Jake for the rest of the evening and when the night came to a close, she practically ravished him in a back alley on their way back to their car.
Jacob, who thought he would need a little alcohol and a lot of seduction to get his Bells back, was pleasantly surprised at her aggressiveness and didn't mind being ravished at all.
Jacob was so happy to finally have some free time with his Bells, apart from taking care of his family, working his ass off and patrolling. His happiness - once again - rubbed off on Bella, and the stress between them lifted, the fights became less. Soon, they were looking forward to their regular date nights as much as the grandparents did.
Jacob knew he was gonna get to make love to Bella on date nights. He was happy, Bells was happy
and the grandparents were happy.
Jacob wouldn't have it any other way.
Jacob groaned tiredly. It was still dark outside and he wanted a lot more sleep. He had been working long hours at the shop and doing nightly patrols on top of everything else. But, their sons, very obviously, didn't spend much time on sleeping. They were fighting. Again. At six in the morning. On a freakin' Sunday!
"Will you two shut up?" Jake yelled, but the fighting just kept on. Undaunted. He might as well have been yelling into his pillow.
Bella's head jerked up. She sighed and rubbed her back and belly. Her night hadn't been any better. Nasty back aches, and numerous trips to the potty kept her awake.
Jacob groaned again and sat up in all his naked glory. "Catch some more sleep, honey," he murmured, kissing Bella on top of her head. She needed to rest more the doctor had said. The baby inside of her demanded all of her strength.
"Let me take care of them." He glared at the door, behind which his sons still were fighting like rabid dogs and slipped into a pair of shorts. With her eyes cracked open a tiny slit, Bella took in his excellent physique, marveled over his broad back and lean, strong muscles and moaned. "Will you come back soon?" she asked him and her hand slipped between her legs on its own.
"Oh, fuck." His eyes flitted back and forth between his wife and the door. He wanted to be where her hand was right now. "Right back," he growled, tugging at his hair in frustration. He then huffed and puffed, making himself look as big and as scary as he could manage. With a determined look on his face he pounced through the door, making Jeremy and Jayden scream in surprise.
"I'll show you," he thundered at his kids and picked them up by their legs, letting them dangle upside down. "You be quiet now!" He ordered setting them on the couch in front of the TV and turned the volume on loud. His sons wailed that they were hungry. Jacob stalked into the kitchen, pulling a cereal box from the shelf. He tossed it onto the couch. His kids protested louder. "It's Sunday. We want a real breakfast."
Jacob clenched his teeth. "You be good boys. If you let me sleep for another hour, I'll make you a huge breakfast later." His sons pouted, but agreed. They knew better than to argue with their dad when he looked that grumpy.
"Good." Jacob turned around, smiling smugly. Mission accomplished. The kids would be quiet now. That he was sure. He went back to Bella, locking the door behind him.
Like promised, he came back an hour later "well rested" and fixed them all a huge breakfast.
He might be tired and worn out, but he had his Bells, his two sons and a new kid on the way. He didn't mind only having two hours of sleep.
He wouldn't have it any other way.
"Aunt" Alice came for her one of her infamous visits, toting a car full of clothes and toys for the kids.
It had been almost two years since Joey was born, and she couldn't wait to see them all again.
But instead of the usual bear hug from Jayden, he tried to bite her and insisted Alice may not touch his baby brother. He even growled at her, and demanded to know why she smelled so strange?
Jacob and Bella exchanged knowing glances before Jacob took Joey on his arm and herded Jayden out of the house. "Let's go play some ball. Let the ladies talk," Jacob insisted, nodding for Jeremy to join them.
Bella sadly asked Alice to leave and to not come back. She didn't want Alice's close proximity to affect the kids - after all, they seemed to carry their father's wolf gene. She would miss Alice, but it was for the sake of her kids, who should grow up like 'normal' kids. Besides, what were telephones and internet there for? They could still stay in contact, alright? Alice nodded and left.
Bella was sad, but when she looked out the windows watching her kids play, she knew it was the right decision to make.
She wouldn't have it any other way.
Part II coming up soon...
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