Chapter 12: Starry night sky.
“Come on Ness, we’ll go for a swim." Jacob took her hand in his.
"That sounds great!" Renesmee smiled.
"It’s quite a walk, is that okay" Jacob teased.
"It sounds like an adventure to me! Let's go!"
Renesmee tied the hem of her baggy T-shirt in a knot just below her hips. Jacob yanked his shirt off over his head and tossed it onto a low branch.
It had taken them an hour and forty-five minutes of hard running to get to the river, but it was worth it. The surface of the water was smooth and dark, reflecting a sky full of stars. Renesmee took a step towards the riverbank, anxious to cool off.
Jacob’s hand on her shoulder made her stop.
“Even though the river looks calm, there is a pretty strong current so I want you to hang on to me at all times, okay?” Jacob looked like he might be changing his mind about swimming so Renesmee quickly agreed.
She climbed onto Jacob’s back, her legs finally long enough to wrap all the way around his waist and lock into place at the ankles. Jacob waded into the water and compensated for the current with seemingly effortless strength and grace.