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Belle ([personal profile] provincialbelle) wrote2012-08-07 07:09 pm

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Belle could feel the divot in her bed that she hadn't felt in years. It creaked, how it creaked! She remembered waking up on this bed every day for sixteen years thinking that she ought to ask her Papa to fix it for her because if he could invent such wondrous things as he did, then he could surely invent a solution. She shifted, right into Jacob's warmth.

Awareness, however, came quickly after and something occurred to her -- these two things couldn't possibly happen at the same time. Jacob could be with her, but the bed couldn't be. Or she could be in this bed, but then Jacob wouldn't be here. That meant two frightening things could be coming to pass: first, that horrible bed could be on the island with them. Second, she was home and there was some stranger in bed with her (terrifyingly, for a moment, she imagined with fright that it might be Gaston).

That thought drew her sharply awake, eyes flying open. She sighed with great relief when she traced Jacob's form with her eyes, but that relief quickly turned to shock as she examined the room around her. Wooden walls, Papa's inventions littering her room, rugs on the ground and her books in haphazard piles all around, in her own chaotic order.

"Oh my goodness," Belle gasped softly, drawing off the covers rapidly and shuffling into a pair of slippers and her housecoat as she flung open the bedroom door to make sure her eyes weren't deceiving her.
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-08 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
Jacob's bed on the island wasn't as big as his bed had been back in La Push but it hadn't been to the point where he was actively falling off it. Either he'd grown overnight (which had happened before) or he was in a bed not his own.

One eye opened is all it took to determine he wasn't exactly on the island and he looked over at Belle, frowning a little. "Um. What exactly just happened?"
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-08 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
One of the things Jacob knew he didn't want to do was to get on the bad side of Belle's dad before he even had a chance to meet him. He wanted to ask him if he could marry her and while he hadn't really thought it possible before now...it was still important to get it done since it was within the realm of possibility.

"Not a word," Jacob promised, miming zipping his lips.
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-09 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Market? Yeah, sure. Maybe there's um, a bigger bed there?"

Because, really, Belle's bed was like sleeping in a dollhouse and while her Papa might not want him in the bed with her, Jacob still needed a place to sleep where his feet weren't hanging over the end like some kind of cartoon. Then again, technically, he guessed he was a cartoon right now. The island sure had a weird sense of humor.
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-09 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
That seemed to work a little better even though if anyone walked in, it would be awkward. It didn't bother Jacob, though, so long as he didn't end up pissing off some friend or relative of Belle's before he got a chance to make a good impression.

"I think I like this a lot better," he murmured, voice lower and softer. "Can we just stay forever like this?"
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-09 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"He's like, a big tall guy, right?"

Jacob didn't remember much about the movie because it wasn't his kind of thing to begin with and it was just plain weird to watch something about Belle's life as if she weren't a real flesh and blood person. It just didn't seem right.

"That Gaston?"
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-10 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
"I guess I won't have a problem with his shirts, then," Jacob said diplomatically. Privately, he hoped Belle used more appealing words than 'strapping' and 'bulging' to describe him to other people because...no.

"I am so not gonna fit in here, am I?"
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-10 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
"That would probably be a good idea," Jacob said, albeit reluctantly. He wasn't really used to sneaking around. Back home, there hadn't really been any other girls aside from Bella and on the island, he hadn't had to sneak around with Belle.

"Uh, you want me to climb on the roof, maybe? Look like I convincingly fell?"
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-10 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Me too," Jacob said, tugging her hands to his lips to kiss them lightly. "Go, get me something to wear so I don't have to embarrass myself in front of your dad."

And, you know, ruin any chances that Papa would like him.
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-11 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Jacob didn't have to be told twice. Being stuck in Belle's room and scared her dad was going to walk in on him was one of the worst things he'd experienced in a long time and he didn't really care to do it again. He tugged on the clothes and thought, wryly, that maybe if Bella's dad had been a little more particular about the boys that snuck in her window at night, she would have missed out on a lot of drama.

That done, he gave Belle a wide grin. "All right, where to?"
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-12 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"Do you think I can shift here? It would probably just be easier if I went as a wolf," Jacob said, considering the options.

"I could try to keep some distance so I won't spook your horse if you give me a general bearing on where to go. Otherwise, I'm going to have to ride with you because I don't know how to ride."
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-14 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"Especially a man who turns into a wolf," Jacob agreed, throwing out that idea for now to take her hand instead.

"Maybe we'll try it deep in the woods where nobody's really going to see us. I don't want to get them bringing fire and pitchforks or whatever it is they do in all the old movies."
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-16 03:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't have any complaints," Jacob said, grinning wide. Truthfully, he liked the idea of a small town tucked away in the country. That was what he was used to back home for the most part and while there was no TV or internet or cell phones, he hadn't had them on the island for the past two years either. He'd grown out of needing them.

"I would rather have plenty of open space to run than be cooped up with every modern invention you could think of. Weird, huh?"
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[personal profile] quileutejacob 2012-08-18 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"I like that we know everyone but sometimes I just want to run and get away and you just can't," Jacob agreed. "So, the horse...do I just hop on his back or something?"

Maybe it was weird to be wary about what was, in her world, such a normal thing but Jacob was a little...cautious.

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