The hunting trip was just the same as all the others.

The only difference was I morphed back human as soon as I could.

Me and Nessie walked back at a fairly human speed. She had her head pressed into my collar bone, gripping my arm the whole way back.

"D'you want me to talk to Mum and Dad for you?" I asked her whilst we were walking, breaking the eerie silence. She moved her head in a small nod and lifted her finger to trace my jaw line.



"What happens.. if.. one day, we get separated? Or we're forced to never see eachother again?"

I picked up a loose strand of hair and swiftly moved it back in place.

"Renesmee Carlie Cullen," I started. "You know that can never happen."

"But what if it did?" She sobbed.

"It won't. Stop worrying yourself. You know that everybody loves you, and they will do whatever they can in their will to protect you - to make you happy."

She sighed and jumped from my arms.

"But that's exactly what I hate!" She complained.

"What?" I asked; confused.

"I hate that people would die for me, Jake! I'm just destruction.."

At that point I froze in my position and crouched down to look her straight in the eyes. I grabbed her wrists so she looked at me.

"Don't think like that! You are beautiful, you are so many things, Nessie." She bit her lip and her face fell. "But you are also not things." My voice rose an octave, "Especially destruction!!" I pulled her into a hug.

"Thanks Jake," Her words muffled appreciatively into my bare chest. "I love you." She whispered.

"I love you too. Now, we better get home before Mum and Dad start wondering where we are." She nodded, jumped quickly from my lap, took my hand, and we broke off into an exhilariting run.


When we got in, Bella and Edward were sitting at the kitchen table.

"I need to talk with you two." I mumbled as I walked in the kitchen, knowing they would hear. Their heads shot up and they eyed me suspiciously.

I sniffed Nessie's hair, it smelt lovely, human. I waved my hand infront of my nose, muttering 'ew.' This was all just an act, of course.

"Nessie, I think you need a shower!" Her eyebrows lifted and her mouth formed an 'O' shape.

"But I only had one lastnight!!" She objected. I tutted, shook my head, and nudged her towards the bathroom. She obeyed and slumped as she walked. As soon as she was out of earshot, I pulled out a chair and sat down in it.

"What the hell, Ja-?"

"Shut up, Bella."

Edwards forehead creased as he spoke. "Jacob, I would rather if you didn't talk to my wife like that."

"Shut up, and let me talk." I said between clenched teeth. My hands started to shake but I concentrated on staying calm.

"Woah, Jake, easy." Bella said, touching my arm with her marble hand. I shook it off and began to talk.

"Do you even realise how much you've worried, upset Nessie?!" I somehow managed to shriek in a whisper.

"What?" Edward started. "I think we know how to take care of our own child."

"Well, you obviously don't." Bitterness coated my harsh words.

"What? Jacob, I don't understand."

"You're telling me you haven't even noticed?!?!"

Nessie came out of the bathroom, dripping wet, a pink towel wrapped round her. My face instantly smoothed out to hide the conversation and so did the others'.

"I heard, you know." She mumbled, looking at the floor.

"Maybe we should go to Carlisle's, hmm?" I asked everybody, curious to see what their reaction would be. Nessie's head popped up as she raised an eyebrow at me.

"I-I don't think that's such a good idea." Edward chimed.

"Why not?" I acted innocent.

"It's just not a good time."

"Why not." I repeated, this time less question in it, my jaw hardened.

Edward lifted his fingers to his temples and rubbed them in circles.

"Not today, Jacob."

"Why not!" I shouted, and ran upstairs. I flew through their bedroom door to find some sort of clue to why they were acting so hidden from everyone.

"You're not gonna find anything." Edward mumbled in an almost smug voice. I pulled drawers out, ripped clothes from their rails, but, as Edward had said; there was nothing. I grunted.

"Jacob!" Bella moaned at me. "What the hell do you think you're doing?! You can't just ramsack my house!"

"Well what did I just do then, huh? Make a pizza?!" I didn't have time to watch for their reaction because I had already jumped out the window. Thank god I did it in time. Although, I thought as I paced, my paws squelching on the wet mud, it looks messy enough in there anyway. I don't think you'd have been able to tell the difference.

Crap, Jake. What've you done? Seth thought, seeing the image of their destroyed bedroom in my mind. I like them!! Stop doing that!! They don't deserve to be hurt.

And neither does Nessie. Shut up, Seth. Please get your facts straight.


Shut up! Leah groaned.

Whatever, he muttered.

The End

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