Okay guys, so I broke down and decided to emerge myself into the world of Twilight fan-fiction after being requested to write a Bella + Jake Breaking Dawn fan-fic by one of my Teen Readers. We got to talking and as two twi-obsessed fans do, we went on and on about how Bella should have ended up with Jacob because yeah, c'mon TEAMJACOB.
I still like Edward too, and over the years, I've gone back and forth, but the more I read/watch Twilight, I can't help but be swayed into thinking Bella should be with Jake. It's lines like:
Everything is complete now that you are here, Jake....
that really, really irritate me. BELLA! if you think that, then WHY didn't you CHOOSE him?!!!
I'm sorry...but if you're with Edward and you still need Jake to feel complete??? umm....Just no. A part of me really wants to take over this world, especially the last book, Breaking Dawn. I could totally rewrite it in like ten days or less, tops. Not even kidding. But unfortunately, I cannot. But I can write fan-fiction to satisfy my own personal visions for SMs characters.
I mean, Edward is kewl and all. He glitters, which is a neat magic trick, but he just didn't do it for me overall. I'm almost 100% a Jacob Black fan.
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So without further ado, here is THIS, my version of Breaking Dawn in 2.5k words.
I WAS IRREVOCABLY in love with him.
I was certain of it, though I loved Edward more. I hadn't seen Jacob in days, and I wondered if he would come to my wedding.
My wedding. I was marrying Edward Cullen. He had asked me and I said yes. I wanted him. But why was it my mind always went back to Jacob?
Why, for moments at a time, did I picture myself with him instead? I needed Jacob around; I couldn't picture my life without him in it-it wouldn't be complete.
I fought for Edward, but Jacob had always fought for me. Anything I needed, he was there. Even when I broke his heart by agreeing to marry Edward...
If Jacob didn't show I'd be crushed.
The wedding was absolutely gorgeous. Edward was beautiful, but as I prepared to walk down the aisle toward my future, toward my ever-after, I got a glimpse of my entire life. With Jacob, not with Edward.
And I didn't even feel guilty. I found myself smiling. My eyes panned into the shadows of the woods and my heart began beating erratically. Jake. He had returned. He shrugged and stood there at the edge, eying me. The fact that he could still look at me like that with smiling eyes, though I was marrying someone else, endeared me to him. Made me wonder if I was making a mistake by marrying Edward.
I had to talk to him. The wedding could wait five more minutes. I darted into the woods.
"Jake, you're back." I threw my arms around him and he hugged me, lifting me up off my feet, spinning me around. I loved the way he smelled-woodsy. I loved his strong warm arms around me and the way he squeezed me like he never wanted to let go.
"Have you said "I do" yet?"
"Looks like I made it back in time then." He sat me to my feet and I was dizzy.
"Wait, are you here to boycott my wedding?" I laughed, thinking he was only making a Jacob joke. He made them all the time. But this time, his eyes were serious.
"Why else would I come?"
"To support me?"
"I'm sorry, Bella, but I don't agree with this. Not when I know I'm the one you should be marrying. It's wrong. And what's even worse is that you know it, too and won't admit it."
"No. Save it, Bella. If he's the one you want you better get back to him then. I'm the only one stupid enough to wait forever for you. But a promise is a promise." He turned and walked away from me.
"Jacob!" Why did I feel so sad?
He paused and pivoted back around. "Why did you want me here? Do you get some sort of sick thrill by torturing me? Every time you come near me, every part of me lights up. I wouldn't've come here tonight had I not thought there was some spark of hope for us."
"You want me to leave my wedding and go away with you?"
"No, Bella. I want you to wake up and realize I'm the right choice for you." He swallowed. "If you choose him, you know you can't have me too. Close your eyes and think for just one minute. I know you feel for me the way I do for you. When something in your life goes wrong, who is it you want at your side?"
The answer was easy. It was Jacob. It had always been Jacob I had ran to. When Edward left me, Jacob was there to make things whole again. He risked his life to help us fight against the newborn army when Victoria tried to kill me and Edward. He loved me unconditionally.
"I came here tonight to inform you that there is no choice."
My eyes shot open. "What?"
"I imprinted on you, Bella. You can no longer fight this. I am in love with you, and I know you love me, too. Don't marry him, Bella. Choose me. Right here, right now."
I had been gone for too long and Edward noticed. He emerged into the woods.
"Look who it is." The sarcasm in Jacob's voice was lethal. "Guess he got impatient. He wants to seal the deal as soon as possible before you have time to see what he's really doing to you."
Edward stood by my side now, possessively. He whispered, "The guests are waiting, my bride."
"Jake, you're my best friend..."
"Ask yourself why he can't read your mind, Bella."
I glanced at Edward. His body went rigid and his jaw twitched. His face was stone, his eyes ablaze on Jake's.
"Go ahead. Ask him." Jake returned his venomous look, daring Edward to move.
"I will rip your head off!" Edward threatened.
"What are you so worried about? That Bella might choose me instead of you?"
"She has already made her choice," Edward gritted through his teeth.
Jacob stepped forward, moving closer to Edward. "Has she? I don't think it's much of a choice when one person in the equation is being manipulated into making that choice."
"Edward," I said. "What is he talking about?"
Edward's fists tightened.
"Edward!" I tried to break him from his reverie. "Tell me. What is Jacob talking about?"
"You," Edward spoke to Jacob, "need to leave now." His words were acerbic, menacing.
"No, Jacob don't listen to him. You don't have to go anywhere."
"He is a vampire, Bella. It's the only reason you feel any attraction to him. He has you under a spell."
"What do you mean, he has me under a spell?"
"The only way he could make you like him was by tricking you with his vampire traits: everything about him is magnetizing to you only because he is a predator. He draws you in with his voice and his scent. Otherwise you would never choose him. He can't read your mind because you belong to someone else, Bella. You belong with me."
"Jacob, I'm in my wedding dress, this is my and Edward's wedding..."
"Bella, for seven nights I thought about not doing this, but I have waited two years for you. I've dreamed about you every night, thought about you everyday. If I do nothing, I won't be able to live with that."
"She doesn't want you." Edward's eyes hadn't moved from Jacob's. He was frozen in place.
"Stop making decisions for her. She wants me as much as she wants you and you know she does. If you had never returned to Forks, this would be our day."
"Both of you. Stop!"
Edward ignored my request. "You imprinted on her?" His golden eyes were now on fire.
"You listened to our conversation?"I was mad at him for doing that. "How could you?"
"I'm protecting you, Bella," Edward said.
Jacob answered him, fearlessly.
"It happened when you weren't around, back while you were brooding. You are no good for her. All you ever do is make her sad and give her ultimatums. I'm sure that if she does marry you, it'll only be for one reason and one reason only. But when she chooses me, I'll give her everything she wants when she wants it. I could have made Bella mine a long time ago, had I not respected the fact that she believes she has feelings for you. Trust me, it wasn't because I was doing you any favors."
"Let's go back to the wedding, Bella." Edward gripped my arm and tugged me along. I shrugged, prying my eyes away from Jake, and dutifully followed Edward back for the wedding.
When I was only a few feet away, Jacob yelled out to me. "Kiss me, Bella."
I whipped my head around in his direction. His command had been loud enough that it echoed through the woods for everyone to hear. My and Edward's wedding had just been officially crashed. I could only picture the many heads twisting around to see if they could figure out what was going on.
"You asked me once and now I'm asking you. Kiss me and you'll know."
And in that moment, all I wanted was for Edward to let me go.
EDWARD HAD NEVER been able to read my mind, but when he saw me glance back, he let my arm go. Maybe that'd been enough to let him know where I wanted to be.
"Go to him, Bella," he said. The burning gold in his eyes paled to a light brown.
Had I heard him correctly?
"What?" I looked up at him.
"I want for you whatever makes you happiest," Edward said, but I heard the sadness in his velvet voice, and it only made this choice that much harder.
"You love him, Bella," he said. "I can see that you do."
"I love you, too."
"I know," he brought my hand to his cold lips and kissed it delicately. "But maybe it's not enough for forever, Bella. You fell in love with Jacob while I was away. Your love him is stronger than your love for me or you wouldn't keep looking back the way you do and wondering "what if."
I was crying now. How could it be this way?
Edward cupped my face and placed a gentle kiss on my forehead. "Shh," he whispered. "Don't cry. You will always be my Bella."
That only made me cry more.
"If only I hadn't left you..."
His leaving me had been the absolute worst. My heart had been so broken, and Jacob was the one who'd helped me through it all.
"This is goodbye, my love. I do not want to deprive you of anything, especially not your life. Had I known you loved him and you were happy, I would have never returned to Forks. I would have kept my promise to you. You would have never seen me again. Be happy, Bella. And don't worry about me. I'll be fine. But I'll check up on you. Alice will let me know how you are. I suspect since the two of you are almost like sisters, you'll stay in contact." He smiled. "You've been such a large part of my life, I do not think that's ever going away. I'll always want you."
My eyes were so clouded with tears I could no longer see him anymore.
He backed slowly away from me.
Before he walked away, he mumbled something so low and faint, yet so recognizable I'd know it anywhere. It was the passage from Wuthering Heights.
After he had said it, he sauntered off, heading back to the wedding that would never be.
And I knew that if that had been Jacob, I would have been chasing after him. But when Edward left this time, I stood there feeling suddenly lighter. He was letting me go. He didn't want me to suffer any more.
As soon as he was gone, I ran. I ran all the way to Jacob and crashed into him and threw my arms around his neck, tears streaming from my face, and kissed him recklessly. Urgently. I was fighting for air in the process. His hands were moving everywhere on me, and he pulled me closer, kissing me harder.
When we finally found the strength to pull away, I saw that Jacob's eyes were glossy.
"See? This is how it's suppose to be, Bella. I could have never given up on this."
"What now?" I asked.
"We're going home."
Where was home? Back at La Push. Back at Charlie's?
It didn't matter. All that mattered was that I was with Jake. He lifted me off my feet and carried me the entire way. While he did, I nuzzled against him and we talked.
"Edward told me that if you ever chose me, he would back off."
"When? When did he say this?"
"That night in the tent after you had fallen asleep."
Then why had Edward seemed so aggressive earlier?
"I was just waiting for you to make that choice," Jake said. "And I think Edward was, too."
He hadn't wanted to let me go. I knew it hadn't been easy. A part of me would always love him for setting me free. He'd given up his urge to be selfish, and because of that, I was now in the arms of the guy I would love for always.
In Jacob's arms I felt warm, happy, and at peace. How in the world could I have given this up for a second? I knew then that home was wherever Jake was. Jake was my home.
So yeah. That's sorta how it goes. Tell me what you think. Hate it, Love it? Want more Twilight FanFic? Download the INKVITE app from the Apple i-Tunes store and come find me. I'm BeyondForks on the app :)