It was too quiet in the car as Jake turned down the music. I knew he could tell that something was wrong with me. Even through my run through of the day, there were unheard questions as I doodled on my notebooks, trying to think of things that weren't bothering me.
"Just ask me, Jake. Or answer the question you know is on my mind." I said after a few minutes of pure silence, something Jake knew bothered me almost as much as being away from him. He knew the question, I could see it on my face. But I couldn't ask. It was almost impossible to imagine the words coming out of my own mouth and the answers that might come out of his. He'd try to be sympathetic with me, wanting to ease my pain when I found out that there was a time he might age.
I watched his face turn puzzled. He still looked like a tall sixteen year old, when he was now in his twenties as I expected. He promised to always follow me when my family would have to move to keep our secret. "I don't want to talk about it now, okay?" Jake's voice seemed harsh to me, I wasn't used to him speaking like that to me. I wasn't used to him being so calm, and I knew something happened within the packs and the slightest thing could set him off.
Managing to nod my head, I looked out of the window. "We're taking the long way...I'm not thirsty, Jake." Okay, so that was a complete lie right there, but I didn't want to hunt right now. I wanted to know what he was thinking, I wanted to know why he wasn't talking to me right now. It just wasn't normal. Until...
He flashed his toothy grin at me and he returned to My Jake. "Are you still scared that I'll get the larger elk?" Jake challenged me and I knew that it was a challenge. One good thing about us belonging to the same world naturally, we had more advantages. Even challenges. We were both competitive, but we always made our bets enjoyable for the other. Most would probably think we were at the beginning of our relationship, but we weren't. We had been together for years now, well more like almost 4-which is how old I really am.
As I quit staring blankly out of the window, I turned to Jake and showed him my teeth with a wicked grin. "Are you sure you want to take that bet? I'll make sure it's not fun this time." I told him with a small laugh.
"Oh, I'm sure. How about if I win, you have to fight with Seth? And this time, I won't tell him to take it easy on you." Jacob told me with another toothy grin as he continued to drive.
"And if I win, you have to stay at my grandparents' house this weekend with me. Besides Grandpa says that you need to get your physical." I said with a wider grin. I always knew that my father's side weren't really my blood family, actually we weren't even adopted. My family was a clan of vampires. My mom was still human when she was pregnant with me, and I almost killed her when I was born. Luckily, though, my father and Jake acted quickly to save her. Then again, Jake wanted to kill me, he was ready to when he first met my gaze. And that's when he imprinted on me.
It took me a while before I realized that we were on our way to the Cullen mansion. I wasn't supposed to go home. I was already away from Jake for almost five hours, or so I thought, why would I be longer now? Surely I couldn't get into trouble for sticking up for Piper. I didn't hit them or anything. Even my threat couldn't do much to me. It was more of a warning anyways. "Why are we here? I thought I was going with you..." I heard the shaking in my voice as I looked at him with pleading eyes.
"You are...later. Carlisle wants to speak to you for some reason or another. I'll be here when I get the okay. Promise." He told me before giving me a soft kiss and I stepped out of the car.