Isabelle looked at Jacob empathetically. "Come on, chin up mayor. Where's the mayor I know....and love" Isabelle whispered the last part under her breath...as to not let anyone else hear her. "Where's the mayor who looked towards the future and strides toward greatness with every thing he did?" Isabelle said as she rubbed Jacob's back compassionately. "That mayor is and has been long dead." Jacob said flat out in a Saturn and monotone voice. "Now all I care about is finding the sick monster who killed my brother and left countless other bodies in his wake. I'm not gonna let him get away with what he's done!" Jacob than screamed and than threw everything on his table to the floor "I WON'T LET HIM GET AWAY WITH THIS!" Jacob took a swig from the now nearly empty bottle. "Mayor! Calm down! How long have you been at this? Two, three years? This obsession isn't healthy. You need to rest." Jacob than grabbed her by her shoulders firmly "would you say the same thing if he killed Digby? What would you do if you were in my shoes?" Jacob said with tears in his eyes. Isabelle than just looked at Jacob as she didn't know what to say. His shirt was just a sea of wrinkles and sweat stains, his black hair that usually was cut short and styled was now messy and hadn't been cut in months, his hands were sweaty and clammy, and he hadn't shaved in weeks. His hygiene and clothing as well as the way he kept his office portrayed his lifestyle to a tee. Isabelle felt sorry for him, he's been at this case for years and it seems unsolvable. And she's been doing some of his mayoral duties and keeping the towns folk happy as he worked in his office. She's done this for so long she forgot to be there for him when he needed support the most. She was also worried about Jacob's social life, he says he talks to people on his phone...but Isabelle was skeptical about that for he never texted her back. "Hey....have you checked your messages on your phone, I sent you something special I think you'll like~" Isabelle said with a seductive wink. "I told you I don't have time to talk to people these days." Jacob said as he took out his phone. Isabelle looked on his phone, it had 999+ unread text messages on it. Isabelle was astonished but not surprised with how Jacob has been feeling. Jacob looked at the message from Isabelle to see a picture of her. Wearing nothing but black leggings and lingerie and one of Jacob's dress shirts she liked to sleep in. (which she had a lot to chose from in his closet to wear as well for how Jacob had rarely went home or changed his clothes. For the past few weeks)
(I do not own this picture. I got it off the Internet!)
Under the picture was a text message that said "I miss you~ and so do the girls
P.S. I could use a cuddle~ <3 <3"
Jacob looked at the message and blushed....remembering the relationship he and Isabelle had before his brother's brutal murder. They were seen as the towns most famous and favorite power couple, but now as Jacob grew more and more distant from his citizens, he did so with Isabelle. 'What happened to you Jacob? What happened to you?' Jacob thought as he collapsed in tears on the floor as Isabelle held him in her arms.