Hi, this is the 17th chapter of My True Love. Some of you may have not read it, if you havent then please read on, but you might want to go and check out the others first (they are all on my page) the next-and last!- chapter will be posted in a few days so, keep and eye out and I hope you enjoy!
We had all come here for a picnic today, in the meadow, because it was a sunny day. We were all here the whole pack and all of the Cullen’s. The meadow was deserted and it looked peaceful and serene with rainbow spots dancing around.
Nessie was heavily pregnant and our baby was due any day. I was worried, I didn’t show it, but I was worried. What if the baby wasn’t normal, what if it was dangerous, what if Nessie got hurt? I couldn’t bear that. Like Bella, the womb seemed to be protected by vampire skin, making it impossible to get an ultrasound. My worries were the same as the rest of us but we kept quiet around Nessie, she gave us all a telling of every time we expressed any negative emotion around her. I knew that Nessie and our precious baby were going to be fine, but my mind couldn’t help wondering. Nessie was muttering in protest as Bella and Esme clutched her elbows as she staggered across the fresh grass. I went and lifted her up in my arms and sat down with her as she nestled into my lap, one hand cradling her huge stomach.
“Our beautiful baby is going to be born in less than a week and we still haven’t got a name for it!”Nessie laughed as Seth playfully through a cushion at her.
“Ugh, not again Nessie, I think we have gone through the entire name book already!” he called playfully.
Nessie stuck her tongue out of him and looked up at me, “What do you think, any ideas?”
“Umm, what about you eat and I speak, you must be starving?” I spoke at the right time, her stomach let of a huge growl and Esme handed her a plate of appetizing food. The rest of the pack dug in but I neglected my plate, musing over baby names.
“What about Elizabeth?” I asked Nessie raised her eyebrows in disgust. We wanted a name that has a special meaning and it was true that Elizabeth didn’t.
“It sounds to like Alice we would get confused, what about Adrianna?”
“Adrianna?” I said the dislike showing in my voice, “what about Aimee, spelt A-I-M-E-E, it means love, she would be truly loved right, that is if it is a she.”
“Aimee, I love it. Jake since when did you get so good with names?”
I didn’t reply but laughed and gently wound a strand of her hair around my finger.
“Mmmm, Dad these rolls are like delicious, can I have another one?” she asked, sounding ashamed, Nessie’s appetite had literally doubled lately, but it was understandable she was feeding two after all. The only person who didn’t understand this was Nessie herself.
“Of course, here,” Dad said with a smile as he passed her one. She took the roll but before she could eat it she went totally still and then grabbed my hand and pulled it to her stomach. I felt a faint thumping coming from inside her, the baby was kicking our beautiful little Aimee. It sent shivers of pleasure down my spine to think of our beautiful little child in there.
Esme and Carlisle were looking at us with adoring expressions on their faces along with Alice and Jasper, Mum and Dad, Sam and Emily, Rose and Emmet and all of our family. Matches made in heaven were what Nessie said, and she was right, we all were.
Suddenly Nessie let out a gasp. Her roll dropped from her hand and her clutch on my hand became alarmingly tight.
“Jake, Jake I think my waters have just broken,” she said her voice weary and little. Slowly, I looked down, Nessie was definitely right; her waters had well and truly broken. My blood ran cold, this wasn’t right; it wasn’t meant to happen now, not here.
Carlisle and Edward leapt into action.
“Rose you pack up the stuff, Jake get Nessie. We need to get back to the house; now!” Edward called, as Carlisle came over to Nessie and me.
“Jake give Nessie to me, she can’t ride on your back in this condition.” He said, his voice was the same as usual but I could see a hint of urgency in his eyes.
“No, I want Jake!” she moaned, “Jake, don’t leave…” she cut of at the end, groaning in pain. I didn’t know much about child birth but I could guess that this baby wasn’t going to wait for anyone.
“Nessie, I will be right here, but you need to let Carlisle carry you; he knows what is happening.” I said trying to soothe her, “let’s go, now.” I murmured to Carlisle.
“Yes, we will meet back at our house.”
I rushed into the trees as Carlisle and the rest of them took of, I could hear other members of the pack rustling around. I whipped of my clothes and tied them around my ankle with the handy piece of thread that I kept in my pocket curtsey of Nessie.
When I had transformed, I bounded into the forest. I couldn’t see the rest of the pack but I could hear all of them, loud and clear.
This is it bro, you’re about to become a dad. So baby Aimee huh, cute name. What to get as a birth present, maybe a rattle- no that would be to breakable… Seth’s thoughts trailed of only to be replaced by Sam’s more reassuring words.
Hey Jake congratulations, remember keep your cool in there. Your gonna be a great dad kiddo. I heard the murmurs of agreement and encouragement from the rest of the pack as the big house came into view.
I rushed into the trees and got changed. It took me the most of fifteen seconds to get up to Nessie where she lay on a bed in the middle of what I thought was our old room. It had changed and there was now medical equipment and a cot sitting next to the bed. My eyes whizzed over to Nessie who was lying down, hands on her stomach, her face scrunched up in pain.
“Nessie, oh Nessie, what have I done to you! Nessie this was a bad idea.” I cried my voice filled with horror. Her eyes immediately snapped open,
“Never say that again Jacob Black,” she growled through the pain, suddenly she let out an ear piercing howl of pain. Carlisle rushed over, while Esme and Bella stroked her forehead.
“Jacob, can I have a word?” Carlisle said as he glanced at Nessie’s contorted face, “we are going to need to operate on her to get the baby out. The womb has broken so it should be fairly simple. She is just not up to getting it out on her own.” He patted my arm as I nodded slowly, swallowing back bile. Esme looked up and rushed out of the room, I thought she was leaving because of the operation but she surprised me by coming back, her arms full of syringes and scalpels in plastic packets. Nessie looked up at me, her eyes confused through the pain.
“Jake, what’s going on?”
“Nessie we need to give you a small operation to get our baby out, but it’s gonna be fine. I promise,” as much as I wanted these words to be true, I couldn’t help thinking what if. I shook away the ghastly image from my head with vehement.
Nessie nodded slowly, beads of swat forming on her forehead as she withered in pain.
“Carlisle we need to hurry, what about the morphine?” I asked as he pulled up his sleeves and took a scalpel from Esme.
“Jake there is no time to lose, Nessie is only half human, and we need to hurry,”
This time I actually thought I was going to be sick, was Carlisle saying that Nessie could die? I nodded dumbly as Carlisle began. For some strange reason, Nessie’s diamond hard skin had become more human like during her pregnancy, now I realized it was her body preparing itself.
Nessie was almost delirious through the pain, but she managed to hold on as I held her hand and told her how much I loved her, over and over again. I heard her scream as Carlisle cut into her. What had I done to Nessie?
It was half and hour later and my life had changed completely. I thought back to the haze of Nessie pain and the fast flowing blood and shuddered but it didn’t matter anymore, why, because Nessie was fine and so was our beautiful little girl. Our beautiful little Aimee was alive and healthy. When Carlisle first got her out he passed her to me. Our gorgeous little girl was covered in blood and screaming at the top of her tiny lungs but she was still so beautiful. Tears of joy ran down my face as her little hand wrapped around my finger. Carlisle was still working over Nessie but I walked over to her and showed her to Aimee.
“This is your beautiful mother, Aimee. She can’t hold you at the moment but if she could then she would and she would tell you how much she loves you and how that we will always be here for you; always.” I don’t know why I told her this, she couldn’t understand me but it felt like the right thing to do.
So here I sit, next to Nessie who is now wide awake, our beautiful little Aimee in her arms. Newspapers say that miracles happen (like people surviving from serious plane crashes) but I think that is all just luck. The real miracles, are sitting in the room right here with me- my beautiful family, Nessie and Aimee.
“I love you,” I felt that I had to say it, the words had never been said in a more meaningful way- I was sure of that.
“I know, and I love you. Forever and always, my true love.”
I knew than Nessie was going to be fine and my beautiful little Aimee was to. The only question that remained now is what was she?