I opened my eyes and they focused on the strange ceiling above me, I felt the heat from Jake’s body next to mine and that’s when I remembered everything. That’s when I realized that I had no idea what time it was and I’m sure Alice had called my cell about three hundred times. I still had to fill her in on Edward being Jake’s ex’s baby daddy.
Carefully I pulled myself out from under Jake’s arm; luckily it seemed he was a pretty heavy sleeper. I prayed that Billy hadn’t returned or my exit would be more than awkward. I grabbed my clothes off the floor throwing them on, knowing I looked like a disheveled mess. Once I was dressed I snuck out of the room looking for paper and a pen to write Jake a note. I found a pad of paper next to the telephone and began scribbling my note.
Went home. Call me when you wake up.
Sneaking back into Jake’s bedroom, I paused. I took in his sleeping form and realized how much I didn’t think I could live without him. Was it possible to only know someone for a short time but realize how important they are to you? I gently kissed Jake on the forehead before placing the note on the empty pillow next to him, taking one last glance I silently made my way out of the bedroom.
I slipped on my shoes and grabbed my purse and headed out the front door, only to be greeted by Leah Clearwater who was wheeling Billy up the front walk.
“Bella?” Her questioning tone caused my face to turn three different shades of red. Would she know? Would she figure it out? What kind of excuse could I make for coming out of Jake’s house?
“Hi Leah.” Looking down at the sidewalk I scampered past both her and Billy, this was not how I wanted to meet Jake’s Father. Scurrying out of his house with the obvious post sex hair and disheveled appearance, what a wonderful first impression that would make. Ok. Scratch that. What a wonderful first impression I just made.
Quickly I climbed into my truck and turned the key the engine roaring in protest. I thought about Jake and I’s declaration of love for each other as I took one last look at the house, Leah and Billy both watching me from the porch.
Shit. Nobody was supposed to know.
I pulled out my phone as I began driving the road that would lead me back into Forks; I slowed down my speed and quickly typed a text to Alice. R U Home? I need to talk 2 u! Can I come over in an hour?
Charlie would give me a ticket for sure if he had seen that maneuver. As I put my phone back in my purse with one hand while steering the truck with the other, I saw a flash of silver coming towards my truck.
I slammed on my brakes, but it was too late. The person in the silver car was speeding too fast and not paying attention to the roads that were still slick from the recent rain.
I heard the crunch of metal as the small silver car collided with my ancient truck; I felt a sharp pain in my head as it hit off the steering wheel. Warm liquid was running down my face, putting my hand to it I saw it was...