Emily didn't take Jacob's rejection well. She became angry and bitter, accusing him of being selfish and foolish. She even went so far as to publicly shame him, spreading rumors and lies about him throughout their community.
Jacob felt hurt and betrayed, but he knew that he had to stay strong. He had made his decision, and he wasn't going to let anyone else sway him.
In the end, his love for Sarah prevailed. They stood together, facing the world as a united front. They knew that the road ahead wouldn't be easy, but they were ready for whatever challenges lay ahead.
Jacob had been counting down the days until his eighteenth birthday for as long as he could remember. Unlike most teenagers, he wasn't excited about the newfound freedom of adulthood or the legal ability to buy cigarettes and vote. No, Jacob was eagerly anticipating the gift he would receive from his parents: a magical ring.