S.A.L.V.A.T.O.R.E | 7. Family
Slowly I awoke from my warm slumber by the sound of footsteps coming closer to us. Though I hardly had any idea where I was and who was causing the footsteps. I just felt so different. I felt like I had just had the best dream ever and I didn’t want to wake up and end it so soon. I hadn’t ever felt this good in my life. It was such an unfamiliar feeling to me.
“What are you two doing out here?” a familiar voice asked. I half jumped as I heard the voice. Startled, my eyes flung open to look at Emily at the door of the veranda, looking to me. I suddenly remembered it was Jacob that was keeping me so warm. Once I realized that it was only Emily who had spoken, I started to relax again. I yawned and lent into his side as he sat up. His arm wrapped around me. I could feel his gaze on me before he answered Emily’s question. “We locked ourselves out.”
“Oh, but why didn’t you just go in through the window?”
“Jade was wet, and cold.”
Everything went silent then, apart from a slight sound of a door opening. I felt like I was in a dream when arms wrapped back around me. I smiled slightly, leaning into Jacob’s embrace. He was just so warm, in more than just one way. He was like the sun. You felt better when he was around. He brightened your day to an extent that you thought was impossible.
I gasped awake suddenly, sitting up in my bed. I looked around the room quickly and then out my window, trying to find out what time it was. It felt like it had been days since I felt Jacob carry me back to my bed.
I took a few deep breaths, calming down. Something caught my attention on my right side. I looked over my shoulder, smiling and seeing Jacob lying beside me. He looked concerned. “Are you okay?” he asked, taking a stand of my hair and tucking it behind my ear.
I nodded, leaning back down beside him and wrapped my arms around him. “I’m fine. It just felt so late, that’s all.”
“It’s only nine o’clock. Get some rest.”
I smiled at the thought of sleeping the rest of the day, but then I remembered that I only had today and tomorrow left with Jacob before my family would be back. Now was no time to be sleeping in when I had limited time left with him. I truly didn’t know what we were going to do once my family came back home. I knew my mother would freak out if she knew that we were even just friends, let alone to what we really were now. And I knew that if Katherine even got wind of it she would try her best to catch us and tell my mother or father, and Aaron would be just the same way, if not worse, and if he found out, that would mean my going to boarding school. There was no way we could be together once they came back.
I bit my lip wondering what to do after tomorrow. Either way, I wasn’t going to give up on been with Jacob. He was my life now. Nothing was going to stop me from been with him, plus, I needed him. In so many ways, I felt like I needed him, and none of the reasons I could explain. I just had a strong feeling that I couldn’t live without him, and I couldn’t explain it for the life of me.
I sat up, looking down on him and smiling. He smiled sweetly back. His eyes were such a beautiful chocolate brown. They were so bright and full of light and love. He was so special.
“I thought you were sleeping?” he asked softly.
“No time for sleep. I only have today and tomorrow with you, so, I’m going to make it good.” I held his gaze and lent down on him, brushing my lips over his slowly, playing around. His warm breath sent a chill down my spine and causing goose bumps to form over my skin. Damn it. I was still cold!
He chuckled slightly, moving quickly, so that he was leaning over me. I smiled under the touch of his lips. He just knew how to make me warm again, so easily. I wondered if it was just the fact I loved him that made me warm up so easily and quickly, or if it really was him and the warmth of him been a werewolf.