Unexpected Surprise

By R5Family4Ever

Romance / Drama

Jacob and Leah's Big Day


I rolled over to snuggle Leah before I get up like I usually do, but she wasn't there.

This threw me for a second before I remembered that she and Harry were over at her mom's last night getting ready for our wedding.

That's right, today, July 15th, was going to be our wedding day.

I was excited, nervous, and happy all at the same time as I thought about this.

I was considering all of this when I heard snoring in the living room.

Seth had slept over here to make sure I could get him to the church on time. That and also to quote Seth, "he couldn't stand being around all that estrogen all night long."

Which I found ironic since he was around Marissa every second of the day. Ever since he imprinted on her he was like all of us, following her around like a little lost puppy, and loving every moment of it.

I rolled over to look at the clock.

The wedding is at 12 noon and it's 8 am now. Might as well get up.

I kicked the side of the couch in an attempt to wake up Seth.

"Seth, time to wake up." I said loud enough for him to hear me.

"Mmm-hmm." he said as he rolled over.

"You better get up soon, or I'm getting the ice water." I threatened.

"Give me five minutes." he mumbled.

"Ok." I said heading for the bathroom.

After my shower I headed into the kitchen to make breakfast.

I heard the tv on, so I knew Seth was watching the news.

I poured my cereal before calling Seth into the kitchen to come fix breakfast.

After we both ate Seth went to take his shower while I called my groomsmen to make sure they would be at the church at 11.

After confirming Quil, Embry, and Sam would all be there I hung up the phone.

"Hey Seth, we need to start getting ready." I called to my best man.

"I know, where's my tux?" he asked standing in the hallway with the towel around his waist.

"In Harry's room hanging in the closet." I informed him.

By the time we had gotten dressed and everything ready it was almost 10:30, so we decided to go ahead and head for the church.

We were greeted at the door by the minister.

"Hello Jacob and Seth, please head upstairs to the first door on the left, the rest of your wedding party is waiting in there for you." he said with a smile.

And he was right, Sam, Quil and Embry were all up there. As was little Matthew, our ringbearer. He was Marissa's little brother so it made Seth happy.

"So how's married life treating you?" I asked Sam.

He and Emily had gotten married last month.

"Great actually, in fact, we're planning on having a baby soon." Sam said with a smile.

"Emily's pregnant?" I asked.

"Not yet, we're planning to start a family soon though." he explained.

"Well, I'm happy for you man." I said giving him a guy hug.

We just sat there shooting bull and talking while we waited for our cue.

I liked moments like this, when it was just us guys, having a good time doing nothing.

Don't get me wrong, I love my wife and child, but sometimes I just need some "me and the guys" time. Thankfully Leah understood this and we agreed she would get some "me and the girls" time, just like I would get some "me and the guys" time.

Suddenly there was a knock at the door.

The minister popped his head in and smiled.

"Gentlemen, we need to start getting ready so if you will all follow me please?" he requested.

We all got our coats back on headed down the stairs.

I peeked through the doors to look into the sanctuary. It was beautiful.

Leah's favorite flower was lillies so we had fake lillies on all the aisles, and the colors were dark green and a light yellow. I had left all the decorating to Leah and Emily. And they did an amazing job.

I then scanned the aisles at the guests. As I scanned the front row I saw Edward, Bella, Renesseme, and Anthony. I smiled when I saw Edward laugh at something Renesseme did, then kiss Bella, who was holding Anthony. Seeing how blissful they were, I just hope Leah and I stay like that.

I then saw my dad, sitting in his chair. I felt bad that he couldn't be in the wedding, but he had insisted he was happy just watching.

I would have continued scanning, but Seth tapped my shoulder letting me know to step back.

I heard the march start and waited for the doors to open.

When they did, the minister walked down the aisle first. Then Seth and I followed. When we got up to the altar the groomsmen and bridesmaids came next.

Sam escorted Marissa, Quil escorted Gennifer, and Embry escorted Ashleigh, two of Leah's friends from our tribe.

Then came our ring bearer, Matthew. Then our flower girl, Claire, Emily's niece and Quil's imprint.

After that, Emily, Leah's maid of honor.

I briefly saw everyone stand up before I looked down and took a deep breath, preparing myself for this moment.

And then, I looked up, and saw her.

There were not words for how beautiful she looked, or how ecstatic I felt seeing her beauty.

All the guests, the minister, my best-man, EVERYONE, faded away in the beauty of my love.

I was brought back to reality by the voice of our minister.

"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join Jacob Ephriam Black and Leah Susan Clearwater in holy matrimony. If there is anyone who can find just cause why these two should not be married, let him speak now, or forever hold his peace." he said.

After a few moments of waiting, and no one speaking up, he continued.

"Who gives this woman to be married to this man in holy matrimony?" the minister asked.

"I, her mother in body, and her father in spirit." Sue said before turning to Leah, kissing her cheek, then giving Leah's hand to me.

We then stood in front of the minister together.

"Jacob, Leah, please face each other." the minister requested.

We did so, and as I looked at her, I could see tears in her eyes. I smiled, knowing I was forcing the lump in my throat down as hard as I could.

"Jacob, please repeat after me." the minister requested. "I, Jacob Black."

"I, Jacob Black." I repeated.

"Take you, Leah Clearwater, to be my lawfully wedded wife."

"Take you, Leah Clearwater, to be my lawfully wedded wife." I said smiling.

"To love, and to cherish,"

"To love, and to cherish,"

"For better, for worse,"

"For better, for worse,"

"For richer, for poorer,"

"For richer, for poorer,"

"In sickness, and in health,"

"In sickness, and in health,"

"For long as we both shall live."

"For long as we both shall live." I finished, vowing each word to her, now and forever.

Her tears were now falling onto her cheeks. I felt joy in that I caused her that much happiness.

"Now, Leah, please repeat after me." the minister asked her. "I, Leah Clearwater,"

"I, Leah Clearwater." she repeated.

"Take you, Jacob Black, to be my lawfully wedded husband."

"Take you, Jacob Black, to be my lawfully wedded husband." she repeated.

I could feel the tears starting to form in my eyes.

"To love, and to cherish,"

"To love, and to cherish,"

"For better, for worse,"

"For better, for worse,"

"For richer, for poorer,"

"For richer, for poorer,"

"In sickness, and in health,"

"In sickness, and in health,"

"For long as we both shall live."

"For long as we both shall live." She concluded, vowing each word to me, now and forever.

At this, I felt the tears fall from my eyes, I have never cried out of happiness before, but I liked it.

"The rings please?" I heard the minister request.

After Matthew gave the rings to the minister, he gave me Leah's, and her mine.

"Jacob, as you place this ring on Leah's finger, please repeat after me." he requested. "With this ring, as a token of my eternal love and fidelity, I thee wed."

"With this ring, as a token of my eternal love and fidelity, I thee wed." I vowed to her, not taking my eyes off of hers.

"Leah, as you place this ring on Jacob's finger, please repeat after me." he asked her. "With this ring, as a token of my eternal love and fidelity, I thee wed." he said.

"With this ring, as a token of my eternal love and fidelity, I thee wed." she said, grinning through her tears.

"And now, in the presence of these witnesses, and God, and by the Holy power vested in me by our Lord Jesus Christ, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss your bride." the minister concluded with a grin.

I leaned forward and gave Leah the most passionate, love filled kiss I could.

After we pulled apart I heard the minister say, "I am happy to present to you Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Black."

At this, everyone applauded and stood for us.

We took the walk back down the aisle, while I kept giving her pecks on the cheek.

After the ceremony we headed into the banquet hall area for the reception.

After Seth introduced us into the hall we took to the floor for our first dance.

I smiled as I heard the music que up. I had picked this song special, as I felt it explained how I felt about me, Leah, and Harry.

I hear the wind call your name
It calls me back home again
It sparks up the fire - a flame that still burns
Oh it's to you I'll always return
I still feel your breath on my skin
I hear your voice deep within
The sound of my lover - a feeling so strong
It's to you - I'll always belong

Now I know it's true
My every road leads to you
And in the hour of darkness darlin'
Your light gets me through

Wanna swim in your river - be warmed by your sun
Bathe in your waters - cos you are the one
I can't stand the distance - I can't dream alone
I can't wait to see you - Ya I'm on my way home

Oh I hear the wind call your name
The sound that leads me home again
It sparks up the fire - a flame that still burns
Oh, it's to you - I will always return

I kissed Leah with all the love I could possess at that moment.

"I love you, and Harry, so much." I told her.

"We love you too." she said simply falling into my embrace.

After a few dances of resting Seth came up to Leah.

"May I have the honor of a dance?" he asked extending his hand.

Leah chuckled before taking his hand.

"Of course you can Seth," she said letting him lead her onto the floor.

"How bout a dance handsome?" I heard a familiar voice behind me.

I grinned as I looked at my second favorite lady.

"Of course Mrs. Cullen." I said with a smile as we walked onto the dance floor.

"If someone told you two years ago we would both be here, happily married with children, would you have believed them?" I asked her genuinely curious.

She chuckled before responding, "No. But I'm glad we are." she said smiling.

"Me too." I replied with a smile.

"I'm glad you found each other Jake, I'm glad your genuinely happy now." she said grinning at me.

"And I'm happy for you Bella. Happy you and Edward have your perfect family now and forever." I said.

We both laughed at my private joke in there.

Suddenly Edward was behind Bella.

"May I cut in?" he asked.

"Sure," I said with a smile, "I'm going to go steal my bride away from Seth now." I said, kissing Bella on the cheek before going over to Leah and Seth and cutting in.

After a few more dances, it was time to go.

We went up to separate rooms to change into more casual clothes before heading back downstairs.

Sue and Billy were waiting for us at the bottom of the stairs with Harry in Sue's arms. Leah immediately took Harry and starting hugging and kissing him while I shook my dad's hand.

"Jacob, I've never been more proud of you then I am today. You're mother would have been so happy to be here." he said, tears in his eyes.

I started to cry again before I hugged him.

"Thanks dad." I whispered in his ear.

I stood up to take Harry from Leah.

I kissed him fervently and embraced him snugly. It was going to be hard to be away from him. Even if it was for only two weeks. We were going to Seattle for two weeks for our honeymoon. That way we were far enough away to have "us" time, but close enough that if anything happened with Harry we could be back quickly.

I finally handed him back to Sue and kissed her on the cheek before we headed out to the hall.

Everyone cheered and tossed rice at us as we headed to the doors.

I got Leah into the car then ran around to get in the driver's seat.

"Ready?" I asked her as I started the car.

"Yeah." she said smiling.

As soon as I had the car in gear and we hit the interstate she took my right hand, holding onto it.

I smiled, looking down at our intertwined fingers, knowing that this was the start of our forever.

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