Alright, here we are! The final chapter of Missing Pieces. I hope you all enjoyed the story and like how it ends. Thank you so much for everyone who stuck with me on this story's journey. It means so much to me. It really does.
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I was seething with anger towards Edward.
If he cost me my chance with Jacob, I would personally kill him myself. With a crowbar, gasoline, and a lighter, I could easily make that happen. It would be somewhat difficult, most likely, but I'd manage. After all, if that was the case, and he had cost me Jacob once and for all, then really I'd have nothing left to lose. So, I'd make sure Edward did die even if he took me with him.
But, hopefully that's just me over thinking the situation. 'Cause it would truly suck if it actually came down to that.
"Just sign the papers, Edward!" I hissed at him.
"But, I love you, Bella," he argued, playing the innocent and just in love card to it's fullest.
I shook my head in disbelief, and stared straight at him. "If you really love me..." I started, trying to be as convincing as possible. "You'll sign the papers and let me go."
"Bella..." he started to protest.
I held up a hand, cutting him off. "No, Edward! Let me go. You holding on is only hurting and going continue to hurt us both more."
Please, God! Let him give up easily. Just make him somehow sign those papers! I'm begging you!
"Oh, there is a God!" I exclaimed out loud when Edward actually signed the papers without another word of protest.
Thank you, God!
Once he signed the papers, I took them and smiled, before heading back towards the house.
"Just let me go get your ring, and then we can both go our separate ways."
After I had the signed papers, I made a quick stop at the lawyer's office to give my lawyer the papers. The sooner this marriage was annulled the better. Even though, that meant waiting for a few months or so for the papers to get processed. But, at least, I could sleep easier knowing that they were being processed now and I was on my way to no longer having anymore attachment to Edward.
Once everything that needed to be done there was done, I wasted no time rushing to La Push. I was hoping and praying the whole way there that Jacob would actually listen to me and let me explain. it would be so awful if me falling for one of Edward's evil tricks ended up costing me Jacob. After everything that we'd been through together, I couldn't imagine losing him again over something so stupid.
The second I parked my truck in front of the house, I was out and pounding on the front door. I didn't even take the time to turn the truck off. Quite frankly, I couldn't care less about the truck. I was just so worried that it was too late to prove to Jacob that I really did choose him and that I really did want him. It was him. God, it was him!
I was so far into my own little world that I didn't even notice that Jacob had answered the door. That is until I fell forward into him because I had been leaning on the door prior to. Of course, my clumsiness would get in the way at such an important time as this one.
After correcting myself, and standing up straight, I breathed out a sigh of relief. "Oh, thank god! You're here."
"What do you want, Bella?" he asked, his voice all but kind.
"Jake, listen to me, please!" I begged him.
"Why?" he asked, angry and hurt. "So, you can tell me you changed your mind and you've chosen him again."
"Oh, god. Jake! It wasn't what it sounded like," I tried to tell him.
"It sure seemed like it was."
I sighed an exasperated sigh. Apparently, this was going to be just as difficult as I had hoped it wouldn't.
"Jacob Black!" I exclaimed. "I have something to say to you. So, shut up and listen to me, damn it!" I said in a tone a lot harsher than I had planned.
But, in my defense, pleading just didn't seem to be working well for me.
Jacob's eyes were wide and I could tell that he was stunned by my reaction.
Well, at least, I got his attention.
"It's you, Jacob! Okay. It's always been you. It will always be you."
"Why was he there then?" he asked, still hurt and angry, but willing to actually listen to me now.
I sighed and answered, explaining everything so that he wouldn't end up taking anything the wrong way again, "To finally give us both closure. I went to my lawyer's earlier and got the annulment papers. Then, when I got back home I called Edward and asked him to come over. But, only so he could sign the papers and we could both move on with our lives."
He stood there silently, arms crossed, listening to me. "Why did you tell him you loved him?"
"He tricked me into it," I confessed.
Jacob raised an eyebrow in confusion. "Tricked you?"
I nodded my head. "Yes, he knew you were close by, so he said he wanted to hear me say it one more time before he signed the papers." I shook my head in disbelief. "And, I stupidly fell for it."
"So what he wanted to get the last laugh, then?"
I shook my head. "Sort of. Well, okay, not exactly," I answered. "It was more to get back at me than it was to hurt you. That was just a bonus to him."
"What do you mean?"
"If you had come just a few minutes earlier you would've witnessed my attack on his car," I was laughing by time I said the last word.
"What did you do?"
"I took a crowbar to all of the windows," I laughed. "And, he witnessed it all."
When I heard Jacob laughing, too, I knew that things were okay between us again.
I was so relieved.
But, my relief was short lived there for a moment.
Jacob suddenly reached down, grabbed my arm, and lifted it up.
"Why do you still have this on?" he growled.
I looked down to see the charm Edward gave me still on me bracelet.
"Oh, right!" I grinned widely.
Jacob looked confused. "What?"
"I've got a surprise for you," I told him, gleefully.
He frowned. "A surprise?" he asked, sounding disinterested.
I rolled my eyes. "Get over yourself," I chuckled. "I'm sure you'll love it," I said, pulling my phone out of my pocket. "I just need to make a call real quick."
When he didn't make any effort to move, I moved out of the way.
"You can go wait in the truck," I said. "I can't let you overhear this call."
He looked doubtful, but nodded his head, and walked past me to the truck.
"Don't you dare use your super hearing and ruin my surprise!" I called after him.
Jacob turned back and winked at me. "I promise I won't."
Now I was the doubtful one. "You better not," I replied in a threatening tone.
Just to be a little bit on the safer side, I went inside the house and closed the door to make my call.
An hour and a half later, I pulled into an unfamiliar driveway.
"Bella, what are we doing here?" Jacob asked, giving me a confused look.
"Look," I smiled, pointing out the windshield.
"What am I look..." Jacob started, but was cut off abruptly when he saw what I was pointing out.
I couldn't stop the satisfied feeling that ran through me as I saw Jacob's facial expression go from confused to looking like a lit up Christmas tree in a matter of seconds.
He turned back to me, eyes wide and jaw dropped. "How?"
I grinned. "I bought it back."
I lifted my arm to show him Edward's charm. "I traded the charm for the car."
"Seriously?" he asked, shocked.
I nodded my head, and answered, "You mean more to me than he ever did. And, if this isn't proof of that, then I don't know what is."
He smiled just as the soon to be old owner of the Rabbit came out of his house.
"Wait!" I called out as Jacob went to get out of the truck.
He paused and turned back to me. "Yeah?"
"One more thing, Jake," I said, moving closer to him on the seat.
He raised an eyebrow, curious as to what I was doing.
I leaned in close to him and grinned, "I love you."
For the next minute or two, Jacob was shocked and frozen in place.
I couldn't help but giggle. "Jake? Earth to Jacob?" I laughed, waving my hand in front of his face.
Suddenly, before I could even blink he was kissing me.
Of course, I kissed back.
Minutes passed, before we pulled away.
"I love you, Jacob," I said again with a grin so wide that my face actually kind of hurt. "Well, actually, correction. I am in love with you."
Jacob grinned back just as widely. "I love you, too, Bells."
He kissed me once more before jumping out of the truck and running over to the Rabbit as if it was Christmas morning and he just got the best present ever.
And, just like that, all of the missing pieces fell into place.
And, there you have it. The end of Missing Pieces!
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