Author's Notes: I do not own Twilight! Sorry for the late update! I also do not own the songs Say Something I'm Giving Up On You or Let Her Go.
Say Something I'm Giving Up On You
Chapter 7: Hero
“Why did I tell him that I was with Logan?” Ashley said to no one in particular.
“Well darling you went with your gut instinct. But in this case your gut feeling caused you to shove your foot in your mouth.” Said Charlie as he was getting ready for bed.
“Thanks dad you are so helpful!”
“I'm only telling you the truth. You tried to run from him so you dragged this Logan guy down with you.”
“It's because he's already with someone. Don't you get it dad he's with Renesmee so if we did this I would be labeled 'the other woman' or 'home wrecker' which both make me sound like a bad person.”
“I'm not against her but I think he likes you a bit more than her. I swear if Bella heard me say that she would have my head.”
“Dad what should I do?”
Well darling all I can say is keep going with your gut feeling. I can't control your life only you can. I can however use my gun if things get out of hand.”
She hugged Charlie from behind as he was brushing his teeth causing him to almost choke on the toothpaste.
Ashley tried her best to avoid going outside because she knew that he'd be there and it was too soon for her to see him again. She was in one of her classes and she glanced out the window to see him laying down on a bench, and for a minute it looked like he was sleeping. Then out of the corner of her eye she saw Logan walking in his direction. She tried her best to be able to make out what they were saying.
~*~*~*~*Jacob and Logan*~*~*~*~
“Excuse me sir you're not allowed to loiter around this school.” Said Logan to Jacob.
“Who said?” Said Jacob.
“The principal and the rest of the faculty.”
“So why did they send a kid out to do their dirty work?”
“I'm not a kid I'm a senior.”
“Look kid I'm waiting for someone and I'm not leaving till I see her.”
“If you don't leave I'll have to call the police.”
“Go right on ahead kid I needed to talk to sheriff Swan anyways.”
“My name is not 'kid' it's Logan.”
Jacob snapped up into a sitting position and gave Logan a dark glare. “So you're the one who stole her.” He stood up at eye level with Logan; practically staring him down.
“Who are you even talking about? I didn't steal anybody.” Before Logan could say more Jacob drew his fist back and punched him in the jaw. Logan dropped to the floor; as Jacob was about to do more damage he saw someone coming from the building. “Logan!” Ashley came running towards them but to Jacob's disappointment she ran towards the other guy. What did this guy have that he could not give her?
“Jacob how could you do this? He did nothing to you!”
“You're sticking up for this guy? I barely even punched him and he fell down like a wimp.”
Charlie pulled up to the entrance since he got a call from a staff member about a dispute in front of the school.
“Okay Jacob do I even need to ask why you're here.”
Logan tried to sit up and leaned on Ashley a bit for support. Charlie looked down at the boy then up at Jacob and put two and two together. “Okay Jacob let's go visit the station so you can cool down a bit. Bring your bike.” Jacob walked over to his bike and looked back to see her placing a hand on his injured jaw. He started up his bike and pulled something out of his pocket.
'Well you only need the light when it's burning low Only miss the sun when it starts to snow Only know you love her when you let her go'
He put it back in his jacket and revved his engine; maybe it was time for him to let her be happy.
'Only know you've been high when you're feeling low Only hate the road when you’re missin' home Only know you love her when you let her go'
“Whatever it takes to make you happy. I'll do it.”
'And you let her go'
His bike stormed off behind the police car leaving his anger and sadness behind.
~*~*~*~*Logan and Ashley*~*~*~*~
“Did he hurt you too bad?”
“Nah he just caught me off guard.”
“I'm sorry. If I hadn't told that lie you would've been spared.”
“Oh so you were the one he claimed I stole.”
“Yes... I'm sorry for dragging you into this.”
He held her hand and intertwined their fingers; he brushed her hair from her face. “I would take a punch for you any day.” He kissed her chastely on the lips. She enjoyed the kiss but it was missing something. There was no spark; all she felt was emptiness. She wanted to feel something that way she would know that she didn't have any feelings towards Jacob.
“I'm sorry Ashley but after that kiss I think we should just be friends.”
She smiled relieved that he felt the same way so she didn't have to hurt his feelings. “I feel the same way. I guess you're a bed kisser.” She said in a joking manner.
“Hey I am a great kisser you're the bad one. You're lucky we're just friends or I would show you how good of a kisser I am.”
They both laughed the situation off and she walked him to the nurse's office to check out the damage from the punch.
~*~*~*~*Jacob and Charlie*~*~*~*~
“Okay Jacob first thing's first. Why did you punch a high school student?”
“Isn't it obvious Charlie? He made me mad.”
“It's about Ashley isn't it.”
“Why does it always have to be about her?”
“So you punched a high school student because? He hit your bike?”
“Of course it's about Ashley. I don't know Charlie I really like her but she's with that Logan guy and it makes me a bit mad.”
“What about Renesmee?”
“Renesmee your current girlfriend, or have you forgotten?”
“I kind of did.”
“That's why she's hurt Jacob. You're already with someone and if you were to dump Renesmee for her it would create complications for Ashley.”
“Sadly I've seen enough teen movies to know what will happen. The teasing from her classmates for stealing you from Renesmee. For one Renesmee has been here longer than her so the school values her over Ashley. Can you see the big dilemma?”
“I can imagine. I guess I never thought of that.” He said while fondling the item he had in his jacket pocket.
“I think I'll go pick up Renesmee. It's almost time for school to be out anyways.”
“Okay Jake but if I hear you're punching more kids I'm putting you behind bars.”
Jacob smiled and left; he had some talking to do with Renesmee.
He arrived at the school and waited for Renesmee; he saw Logan and Ashley walk over to what appeared to be his car. The pain in his chest came back and he put his hand in his jacket pocket to calm himself down. Then he saw Renesmee acting bubbly as usual and she came over to give him a hug however before she could give him a kiss he stopped her. “Renesmee I think we need to talk.”
~*~*~*~*Two Hours Later*~*~*~*~
“You're dumping me? Why?” Asked Renesmee with tears forming in the corners of her eyes.
“Because I don't think this is going to work between us.”
“But you imprinted on me.”
“Just because I imprinted does not always mean that I have to be with you. It just means that I will protect you. I can still do that even if we're not together.”
“You can't do this to me.”
“I'm sorry but I can't do this anymore.”
He tried to walk away but she ended up punching him in the face; he took a step back from the impact. He forgot that vampires were stronger than humans. She ran into her house and he jumped on his bike wanting to avoid the oncoming storm from the Cullen clan.
After Logan dropped her off at home Ashley decided she wanted to go for a walk since Charlie was working late that evening. She found out quickly that Forks was mainly forests. She marked her trail by carving a mark with a sharp rock. Something Charlie showed her how to do last week. As she kept walking she heard running water, and she followed the sound and came across a waterfall. She was astounded by the beautiful sight and decided to take a break and wet her feet in the water.
'Say something, I'm giving up on you I'll be the one, if you want me to Anywhere I would've followed you Say something, I'm giving up on you'
It was growing dark and the stars were shining brightly in the sky, which was hauntingly beautiful in her eyes. They reminded her of Jacob: mysterious, gorgeous, but when you get to close you burn. No matter how many times she got burned she still wanted to get close to him.
'And I am feeling so small It was over my head I know nothing at all'
She climbed to the top of the waterfall and peered over, and she felt her fears build up as she saw how high she was. She took a chance and jumped off of the cliff and into the water.
'And I will stumble and fall I'm still learning to love Just starting to crawl'
She gasped for air when she reached the surface with adrenaline still pumping through her veins. To her surprise that was the same feeling she got when she was near Jacob and an even stronger feeling when he kissed her. She knew what she had to so she grabbed her things and was fixing to head back when she heard a rustling noise. She figured it was just a local animal so she kept following her trail. The rustling grew louder and before she could turn around everything went black.
Jacob decided to visit La Push so he could get a better view of the stars since they helped to clear his head. So many things have happened and he felt more lost than ever before.
'Say something, I'm giving up on you I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you Anywhere I would've followed you Say something, I'm giving up on you'
He kept thinking about her even though he wanted to forget everything her completely. The pain kept throbbing in his chest with his heavy heart. He pulled the item he was fiddling with all day out of his jacket pocket.
'And I will swallow my pride You're the one that I love And I'm saying goodbye'
It sparkled under the light from the stars and the moon. He held in his hand a handcrafted silver ring with a simple round diamond. He remembered the conversation they had while their dads watched the game. “Seriously your favorite movie is Titanic? That's such a cheesy movie.”
“So? Not everyone can like action packed macho movies like you Jacob. Besides it's my second favorite movie okay. My actual favorite movie is The Crow.”
“Oh I think I've seen that movie before.”
“Yeah one of the things I liked from the movie was her ring. It's simple yet beautiful. If I ever get a ring I would want one like that.”
It took him almost two months to make the ring especially since he knew nothing about making jewelry. He took another look at the ring and noticed a lot of flaws in the ring but he knew she would at least like the effort he put into it.
'Say something, I'm giving up on you And I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you And anywhere I would've followed you (Oh-oh-oh-oh) Say something, I'm giving up on you'
A sharp pain shot through his head and he almost dropped the ring into the water but he kept a strong grasp on it. Something was wrong and it had something to do with his imprint. It couldn't have been Renesmee since he dropped her off awhile ago. He feared that it had something to do with Ashley; whatever it was he needed to find out what it was. His heart began to throb again so he knew something happened to Ashley. He took off running at lightning speed.
'Say something, I'm giving up on you Say something...'
“I'm coming Ashley!”
End Chapter 7
Author's Notes: Hello readers! Sorry for the late update but college is difficult this time around! That's why I gave you a longer chapter and a nice cliff hanger! Please don't kill me for this cliff hanger. Read and review! Love you guys and thanks for keep this story alive!