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This is a really crappy title, I know. I'm trying. A little help here. It's a normal day for Bella Swan. Then she goes to see her friend Alice. Alice has some bad news for Bella. How will she react? Will she stop it? Will she be too late? This is my first fan fic and I'm really nervous. Tell me if I'm doing something is wrong. KELLY- STOP READING NOW!Chapter 7 Added!

DISCLAIMER: Unfortunately, none of the characters in my story belong to me. :( They all belong to the amazing Stephenie Meyer. Also, this isn't really why I think could actually happen. That's all up to Stephenie Meyer.

4. Crushed

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What we saw made my whole body break out into a cold sweat and my breath catch in my throat.

There, on opposite sides of the clearing, stood Edward and Jacob, face to face. Their bodies were both tense and Jacob as vibrating uncontrollably.

Alice stood by me, just as tense. I was right about her joining the fight, I could tell.

Nobody relaxed at my appearance. Apparently, neither Edward nor Jacob had noticed our entrance. Surely they would have told me to leave. Or, maybe, they might not have fought each other at all.

But they didn't know I was there, and I couldn't move or speak to make my presence known.

I was rather surprised that Alice was trying to get me out of there before anything happened. She probably forgot that I was there. My thoughts were interrupted by a sudden movement.

Suddenly, both Jacob and Edward started running and simultaneously leaped into the air. In a few seconds, their bodies would collide. They would fight until one or both were dead. I couldn't let that happen. I couldn't let it come to that. I had to stop them. So, I did the only thing I could to stop them. I didn't think at all, I just acted to save what was most dear to me. It was that moment when there was a bullet headed straight for the most important person in your life. Except for this time, I was trying to save both the bullet and the target, whichever one was which.

I took a running start and threw myself into the air, closing my eyes and praying I wouldn't be too late.

There was a sickening crunch. For a moment, I wondered where the strange sound had come from. Was I too late? That was my last thought before the pain.

Blinding, glaring pain filled my body and mind. I screamed and fell to the ground. As I hit the hard dirt, pain flared up even worse than before. I thrashed around; my eyes screwed shut, red lights flashing across my eyelids.

But, even through all the pain, I could hear the one voice I would do anything for and another voice I would do almost anything for.

"Oh, no! Bella! What have I done?" Edward cried in agony.

"Bella?! No, no, no!" Jake exclaimed.

"Bella! Please! Oh no! Please, Bella, please! Don't give up!" Edward again.

"Edward!" came a scream that I soon recognized as my own.

"Yes, Bella! I'm here!" he cried eagerly.

"Edward, what's wrong with me? It hurts everywhere!" I screeched, my eyes fluttering open. Edward was staring at me, looking afraid and worried at the same time.

"I know, Bella! I know! I'll stop it, Bella! You won't hurt anymore! I promise." he said, obviously sincere.

"Why did you bring her, Alice? That wasn't a very good idea!" Edward said, his voice rising with every word.

"I tried to make her stay behind, but she wouldn't listen to me. And I think it was only fair that... "

"Well, Alice, you could have tried HARDER!"

"Edward..." I interrupted, feeling the need to defend Alice.

He looked at me expectantly.

"Edward, don't you dare blame Alice! If this is anyone's fault, it would be yours..." I trailed off, seeing Edward's crestfallen face and instantly regretting my accusation.

"Oh, Edward! I'm so sorry. I-I didn't mean it. I would never blame you. I don't blame you or anyone."

"No, Bella. You're right. It is my fault. And I'm sorry, Alice. I guess I thought that blaming someone else would take the blame away from me."

"Please don't blame yourself, Edward," I begged, my eyes pleading with him. He tried to control the anguish in his eyes.

"I'll try, Bella, but I'll always feel guilty for doing this to you..."

"Edward, she broke a lot of bones. She might not live. You might have to-" Alice interrupted.

"NO!" Edward and Jacob cried together.

"No, not yet, Alice. That's our last result. We'll take her to Carlisle, first. Then if-if there's...nothing...else we can do, we'll try and-and do that." Edward sounded unsure.

"NO! You can't do that!" Jacob yelled. "Please! Anything but that! We should still have weeks." Jake begged.

"We might not have to," Edward said, reassuring himself as much as Jacob. "That's only a last resort."

"No," Jacob whispered.

There was the sound of padded paws running off into the forest.

"No, Jake. Come back." The pain was still there, but there was now something else, something more than the pain. I was finding it hard to breathe in and out enough. So, when I called to Jake, I doubted he could hear me.

"Bella? Can you hear me?" Edward asked.

I tried to answer, but I was tired and couldn't find my mouth.

As my breath began to slow, I lost consciousness. The last thing I remembered was feeling the ground fall away from me as Edward gently lifted me into his arms.