here's chapter four!!
Her eyes weren’t quite the golden color of all the others, they were still slightly murky. She stared at me with a expression I couldn’t make out.
“ Hi Mika. it’s a pleasure to meet you.” Edward’s voice was like honey.
“ Hi. Um, nice to meet you too.” I murmured softly, trying to look away from Bella’s penetrating stare.
“ Bella stop. You’re making her uncomfortable.” Edward said softly.
Bella looked away from me a moment and stared into Edward’s eyes. The tension that crackled between them seemed to fill the room but everyone was distracted when Renesmee walked over to Jacob. I hadn’t noticed until now but her eyes had never left him since she had walked in. Jacob slid out from behind me and stood up to meet her. She smiled and I wanted to drop dead. Her obvious attraction to him made me feel numb. How could I compete with all these drop dead gorgeous girls? Renesmee could be in a room packed full of supermodels and still be the prettiest by far… Renesmee slowly put her hand on Jacob’s cheek and smiled. I didn’t miss how her thumb slowly stroked his cheek.
“ I know, Nessie. Its been a long time.” Jacob’s deep voice was quiet.
Renesmee’s smile drooped just a little and she pressed her hand harder into Jacob’s cheek. I felt anger slowly building within me. I fought to keep my pulse steady so the others wouldn’t hear. This was getting out of hand. She had no right to touch my Jacob. Jacob smiled and slowly reached up and grabbed her wrist, gently lowering it back to her side.
“ I know Nessie.” He said softly. Her pretty face was frowning now. Edward came up and rested his hand on her shoulder murmuring in her ear so quickly I couldn’t hear. She dropped her eyes from looking at Jacob and turned to her father.
I had to get out of here before I exploded. I heard a howl from close by. Ah. The rest of the pack must be here. They could be my escape. It would be safe with them around. Everyone was focused on Renesmee now as one perfect little tear escaped her brown eyes. Jacob was leaning close to her, almost touching.
Grr…I stood up slowly and made my way to the front door muttering, “ I left something in the car” to Alice. She was the only one who looked at me. At least now I knew who was the center of attention. I wouldn’t want to steal her lime light anytime soon. As soon as I was outside, I inhaled deeply, letting the cool air extinguish the anger flaming inside of me. I listened carefully. I thought I heard a river near by. I set off across the yard into the trees, following the noise into I could see the dark water flowing by. I searched the river bank until I saw a flat spot of grass that looked suitable for laying on. I made my way to it and slowly settled back on it, letting the soft gurgling noise lull me into calmness. I lost track of time, thinking only how unfair it was to have fallen in love with a perfect person only to have him stolen from you by someone you could never compete with in your life.
“ You know you really shouldn’t be out here by yourself.”
That smooth purr made my anger want to resurface.
“How do you know?” I asked, sitting up and facing Edward.
“ Carlisle told me what happened. That’s why we came back. Just in case.”
“ Oh. Well thanks I guess.” I dropped my chin, my thoughts returning to Jacob.
“ He loves you, not Nessie.”
I snapped my head back up.
“ Jacob. Nessie’s been in love with him for a long time. He used to have a little thing for her but not know. Trust me. I know. He just wants to be friends with her.”
I stared at him. He was standing casually a few feet away. I thought I would have been nervous being with a vampire by myself, but oddly I felt a sense of protection.
“ How did you know that I was thinking about that?” I asked, curious.
“ Its my gift. I can read people’s thoughts. That’s how I know what Nessie, Jacob and you are thinking. Nessie‘s gift is showing people how she feels or what she‘s think about by touch.” He smiled and even against my bad mood, prompted a little smile from me in return.
“ Don’t be too mad at him. He loves you.”
My heart fluttered and I stood up.
“ Thanks Edward. And you’re not like, mad or anything that Jacob doesn’t like your daughter?”
Edward chuckled. “ No. I’m glad that Jacob found someone that he’s imprinted with. He will never leave you unless you order him away.” He stopped and seemed to think. “ Actually, probably not even then.”
My smile was growing.
“ Thanks Edward.”
“ Anytime. Now, lets get back shall we?”
I nodded and walked with him back to the house. Alice pounced on me as soon as I walked into the door.
“ Where have you been Mika? Jacob’s been waiting for you upstairs.” She smiled and pointed toward the grand staircase. “ Second room to the right.”
“ Ok.” I smiled back at her and hurried up the stairs and opened. Only Jacob wasn’t the only one in the room. Renesmee was pressed up against him, kissing him like it was the last day on Earth. And Jacob wasn’t doing anything to stop it. I sucked in a deep breath and tried to turn and walk out of the room. Tears were clouding my vision and I bumped into the door. It banged and I saw Jacob’s eyes fly to me.
But I wasn’t listening. I was running, trying to get away from these people that were intent on hurting me. Specifically Jacob. Now I had a better reason to not love him anymore. And I had only know him for two days. How ridiculous. How could he hurt me this bad when I didn’t even know him that well? I barreled out of the house, dodging Alice as she tried to stop me. I ran, faster and faster. The fastest I had ever ran, trying to get away. Something was thudding along with me, keeping pace. I stumbled and almost went down. I caught myself, cutting my palm in the process. I took the time to glance over and see the gangly, sand colored wolf looking at me expectantly.
“ Go away Seth!” I snapped and started to run again. I knew I was no match for the wolf’s speed. I felt the sobs racking my body and I finally gave up and dropped to my knees. Instantly, Seth stopped and came over nosing me gently. With a sigh, he dropped down to lay next to me. I sniffled and tried to stop the tears. But they refused to be shut off. Tears I had been holding in the last seventeen years starting flowing and I knew that they wouldn’t stop until I was completely dry. Seth whimpered softly and scooted closer. Without thinking, I leaned into his shoulder, letting my tears soak his sandy fur. A little while later, I was still crying, but softer now, when another wolf arrived. As soon as I saw the russet fur, I buried my face into Seth and the tears came faster again. Jacob whined softly and turned, disappearing. Of all the nerve! Hurting me, coming to find me, and then leaving without saying anything. Stupid boys!
“ Mika…” His deep voice came from so close it scared me. Good grief. He was quiet even as a human. He was dressed only in a pair of dark sweatpants. My heart sped up against my will.
“ Seth go on. Thanks for following her.” Jacob said softly. Seth sighed and tried to stand up without upsetting me.
“ Please don’t leave me, Seth!” I pleaded and wove my fingers deeper into his fur.
“ Mika..” Jacob’s hott hand landed on my shoulder was like a burn from a branding iron. Uncomfortable and unwelcome.
“ Don’t touch me!” I snapped and jumped up to face him. Seth whined and slunk away slowly. Jacob frowned and stepped closer.
“ Don’t try to come any closer!” I warned and took a step back.
“ I didn’t think you could get this far.” Jacob said, looking at the woods surrounding us. It was getting dark and an eerie mist was creeping in.
“ There’s a lot of things you don’t think about apparently.” I snapped and turned away from him. I had to be a sight. My nose got red and my face puffed up when I cried.
“ I wasn’t kissing her back.” He said softly.
“ It sure looked like it.” I answered dully. My run was taking its toll on me and weariness was setting in.
“ I wasn’t.” Jacob insisted.
“ And how am I supposed to know that?” I blurted and whirled to face him, not knowing he was just inches behind me. His arms came around me and lifted me against his bare chest. I stiffened and pushed against his chest, trying to get away.
“ Because. This is how I kiss back when I want to.”
I couldn’t say anything before his lips were on mine. It was like I had melted. Instead of pushing away from him, I ran my hands up into his shaggy hair and twisted my fingers into its thickness. His lips were hot against mine, pressing for more. I slowly gave in and my head reeled. I surrendered to the kiss and all my worries melted away.