5 years later
5 years later
It's been five years since Edward left and broke my heart. Five years since I was truly happy. Thankfully, I still had my dad, Alice and Jasper, and the rest of Jasper's family. Dad tried his best to comfort me those first few months, but soon gave up, realizing that he was only making me worse. It was then that he started ignoring me like everyone else, except Alice and Jasper. They tried to help too, but couldn't. It wasn't until one of my nightly visits to La Push did I meet the person who would help.
I was sitting on my usual log by the waves; the only light was from the rest of the sunset and the flashlight I brought with me. In between the sound of the crashing waves, I heard a twig snap from behind. I turned around quickly and shown the flashlight through the forest.
"Who's there?" A figure stepped out from behind the tree.
"Relax, I won't bite."
"What are you doing here?"
"I could ask you the same question." He said pointing to the log. He was tall and had broad shoulders. His hair was black like his eyes.
"I have my reasons."
"And I have mine." He stepped closer.
"What's your name?" I asked
"Nice name. Mind if I sit?"
"Go ahead." I scooted over. He walked over and sat. It was quiet for a few minutes as we watched the waves.
"So what are you doing out here?" His voice broke through.
"Just trying to escape. My life hasn't been very good for the past few months."
"Your parents arguing?"
"Neh. They've been divorced since I was little."
"Then what is it?"
"Boyfriend who used to be a criminal, thought I didn't know, ran away while I was supposed to be sneaking out to him. My dad caught me and kicked him out. Later I ran off to our meeting place and he-he broke broke up with me, I guess you could say."
"Whoo, that is bad." I nodded in agreement. I stared out at the ocean not really thinking about anything. Suddenly I was hoisted up into the air.
"What the….What are you doing?" I looked up at Jake.
"Come on. You need to cheer up."
"I don't really have a choice in the matter do it?" I motioned to how close I was pulled into him.
"Not really." I sighed.
"So where are you taking me?"
"Somewhere you don't need this." He said, grabbing and dropping my flashlight into the sand. Then I realized what he meant.
"No." He continued walking to the ocean.
"Sorry, can't do that."
"But I don't even have on a bathing suit!"
"That sounds like a personal problem." (my dad says that all the time)
"Put me down!"
"Whatever you say." He threw me out into the water while he stood back in the shallow waves. I came up spitting out water.
"Oh you are so dead." I swam towards him and stood. He held up his hands in mock surrender. He stepped back and stumbled some. That was all I needed. I grabbed his right hand and pulled towards the water and me.
"Bad move." He said. Jake picked me up again and tossed me. But this time I knew what was going to happen. I held onto his arms as he threw me, which made him go into deeper water and fall.
"What'd you do that for?"
"Your not the only one who can have fun."
"Well to keep it fair, I guess it's my turn."
"If you can catch me." I started swimming away as he chased after me. I had only gotten a few feet when I was dragged under the wager and turned as we went deeper from his attack. His arms were around my waist holding me to him.
"That you do."
"Let's head back to shore."
"Good idea." He let go and we swam back. Soon we were laid out on the sand looking up at the stars.
"It's a beautiful night." I commented.
"Yeah it is." He agreed. A comfortable silence settled over us.
"I guess it's time we head home." He said.
"Yep." I sat up, reluctant to leave."
"How'd you get here?" He asked.
"The bus." I answered.
"Don't have a car?"
"I have one, it's just too noisy for sneaking out." He nodded understandingly.
"What about you?"
"I walked. I live right down the road from here."
"I know." We stood and I got my flashlight.
"How about I drive you home?"
"Are you sure?"
"Yeah, come on." I followed him as he led the way to his house. When we reached it, he unlocked his car and let me in. We were silent other than me telling him where to turn. Finally, we were parked in front of my house.
"Thanks for cheering me up Jake."
"Glad I could help." I unlocked the car door and was bout to step out when he said
"I'll see you tomorrow?"
"Sure. I'll drive down tomorrow. Same place."
"Good, see you then."
"Bye Bella." I stepped out and walked up to the front door, then waved goodbye as I opened the door.
In the past few years I've met Jasper's sister Rosalie and her husband Emmet. Rosalie is a blonde with crystal blue eyes. She's absolutely beautiful. Emmet has brown hair with blue eyes and really muscular. The first time he gave me one of his bear hugs I almost suffocated.
Right now I'm pulling into the Cullen's driveway. Earlier I told Alice I would come over so we could watch movies. I walked up to the front porch and knocked. The door creaked open with a surprisingly not so happy Alice standing there.
"What's the matter Alice?"
"Bella, promise me you won't get mad or anything."
"Why would I be mad?" I asked, stepping into the house, still looking at her.
"What?" I whispered. She just pointed behind me. I turned to see Rose and Emmet on the couch, Jasper and Jake each in one of the chairs. Then Edward in the loveseat. But he wasn't alone. A girl was sitting in his lap.
A girl with an engagement ring.