Onside Kick by Wordslinger
Pairing : Jacob/Bella
Rating : M
Summary: Just when Bella thinks Christmas is ruined, she makes a play that might save her game. Can she let go of Edward to let Jacob in?
I clearly remember the first time I read this one-shot. At the time it was a one-shot from Bella’s point of view and later on, she added Jacob’s point of view. She wrote the fic for a contest in which I participated too but I didn’t have in mind winning. And since the contest took place more than a year ago, I can tell you that this is the fic I voted for. Maybe because the lemon is very well written, but also because I absolutely loved Bella’s inner voice and her thoughts.
She used to date Edward until he cheated on her and she broke up with him. Of course, she’s devastated and she wants to move on but she’s having a hard time doing so. Edward was the only man she’s ever loved after all. Things are going to change when her brother Embry brings one of his friends home for Christmas. This is another thing I liked about this fic. Bella has three older brothers: Sam, Embry and Seth. It’s very original to make them her brothers instead of her being the outsider in a “pack”. I’m more used to Jacob being very close to them. Here, Jacob is the new element that is going to spark Bella back to life.
This is a fic about love at first sight, if I dare say so and even if I don’t really think that something like that could happen in real life, we can all dream a little from time to time, right? Jacob is sexy as hell, especially when he ends up shirtless under the rain (this was a requirement from the contest, by the way. A pack member had to be shirtless under the rain at some point in the fic). Bella’s struggling with her feelings, puts on a happy face even if all she wants to do is stay in her room and cry.
The only thing I could wish for is that Wordslinger would add another little chapter to this fic. I would love to know what happens next. But I don’t know if this will ever happen. Well, a girl can dream, right?