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Belle ([personal profile] provincialbelle) wrote2010-08-08 01:07 pm
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[For Jacob]

Belle was sick with worry.

It was honestly the only way she could describe the gnawing sensation in her stomach. People had vanished to the other side of the Island and Jacob was gone and by logic of the situation, she had to assume that he was one of them. For days, she thought of going out there, of trying to find him, but she merely lingered at the barrier, not sure where he could be. Now, though, people were seeming to stumble back and she was outside the Homestead, her nails digging into her palm. She couldn't even pretend to read a book, her focus gone.

Instead, she sat and worried, wishing so much that she felt capable of going into the danger herself, but this wasn't like home. This wasn't just the woods. She knew about dinosaurs from her books and knew she stood no chance. And so she merely remained at the Homestead, waiting for a sign that things were going to be fine.

That he was going to be fine.

[identity profile] 2010-08-08 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Jacob actually managed to get back from dinosaur country without any injuries (well, Cyd had been injured, but not him, so he considered that a win) but he was still a little more shaken up than he'd like to admit. Being in a situation like that when he could phase was one thing; being out there with nothing but his human body between him and jaws of death? Not so much.

Getting home was nice and finding Belle was easy enough.

"Bet you thought I was done for, didn't you?" He smiled a little, trying to cover up his own relief.

[identity profile] 2010-08-08 07:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, that was a little unexpected. He knew Belle cared about him, but she'd never really been that demonstrative before about it and Jacob was sort of relieved that she was this time. It meant a lot. He dropped a kiss on her hair.

"Come on, Belle. I'm practically a battle tank. I don't think a couple dinosaurs are going to get me down."

He'd been worried too, though, so playing it off didn't come as naturally as usual.

[identity profile] 2010-08-08 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"That's...sweet, but probably not really smart. Then I'd have to worry about you," Jacob pointed out, laughing softly. "Believe me, that's the last thing I want to do. If it'd be you, I would have been a mess."

[identity profile] 2010-08-10 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Jacob shook his head before tightening the hug just a little.

"It really takes more than that to get me down, Belle, I promise. I wish I could say I could be more careful but I just...disappeared. I don't think it's controllable."

[identity profile] 2010-08-11 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Jacob smirked a little. "You can check if you want, but last I checked I didn't even have a scratch or a bruise. No harm done."

[identity profile] 2010-08-14 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
Oh now that had some promise. "Check for everything, really? I mean, I'm pretty tall. It might take you a while, Belle."

[identity profile] 2010-08-15 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Now that was worth a laugh and Jacob did, giving her a smile at the end of it.

"I can't even grow a beard yet. I would say I'm a lot less hairy, yeah. That's not a problem, is it?"

[identity profile] 2010-08-15 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Jacob slid his hand in hers and squeezed it lightly. "I don't think I am, but I'm not going to turn down a once-over from you, Belle."

He softened his voice a little. "I'm really glad it was me and not you that got sucked out there. I would have panicked. A lot."

[identity profile] 2010-08-21 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
"You know, normally that's a more fun kind of request," Jacob teased, stripping his shirt as she asked. He had a few scratches here and there from trekking across the jungle but he'd been a lot luckier than Cyd with her twisted ankle. A lot luckier.

"It's really not that bad, the few cuts I have."

[identity profile] 2010-08-22 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Jacob had to laugh at that. He'd never worried about scars when he could phase since the wolves all had some kind of comic book healing factor but he guessed they were a concern now.

"Thank you, Belle. For doing this for me?"

[identity profile] 2010-08-23 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh yeah," Jacob agreed readily. "I probably wouldn't let you move from bed for a week until I was sure you were okay. I'm...a little used to girls who get injured."

[identity profile] 2010-08-25 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Jacob laughed loudly at that, a little shocked Belle would say it.

"Hey, if that's what you need to do, I am not saying no."

He smiled, a little softer. "I'm going to be a good patient, promise."

[identity profile] 2010-08-26 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
Jacob covered her hand with one of his. "Thanks. I've never really...I've always healed really fast. This is the first time that it's actually going to take a while, so I appreciate it."

[identity profile] 2010-08-27 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
"Doesn't sound so bad," Jacob teased. "Especially if it's a good book. What are you reading right now?"

[identity profile] 2010-08-28 01:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"Have you found anything that might help me the next time I have to take a trip to dinosaur land?" Jacob asked, partially out of interest in her and partially out of interest in the subject.

[identity profile] 2010-08-29 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't think I can write a book," Jacob said, making a little face. "How about I tell you about it and you write the book? Like a biography?"

[identity profile] 2010-08-31 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
Jacob laughed a little. "If you think we could make something exciting out of it, I'm all for it."

He reached for her hand. "Mostly because I like spending time with you."

[identity profile] 2010-09-01 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
Jacob smirked a little. "Anything? That opens a lot of doors there, Belle. You might regret that."

[identity profile] 2010-09-01 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh well, I guess I have to live up to that, then," he teased, then sobered a little. "You know I'm not going to...try anything, right?"