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Long Awaited Fate [Edward&Bella]

Summary:


It's my version of 'Breaking Dawn' - Stephenie Meyer.
It has things I expect, etc...


Volturi.
Bella&her powers
Jake and his new love
and more!
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6. Learning to Breathe [Chapter o6]

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I don’t know how many countless weeks I spent training, day and night. My body was foreign to me, and training also helped my senses. Jasper was easy at first. He taught me how to dodge simply and swiftly. The first hundred times I fell flat on my face – literally. I was not use to my speed, so when I jumped out of the way, I went diving into the ground. Head first.

Jasper chuckled as I laid there silently, refusing to move.

“Come on Bella, get up. You can’t lay there forever. Think about Charlie.”

So I would get up, and we’d continue to fight.

Eventually, I learned to do a lot. Since I was practically invincible, I was taught a lot of things. By the end of the last 13 months, I felt like a gymnast.

So there I stood. I was in a hot pink sports bra and gray sweat capris. My long hair was pulled up into a less than elegant pony tail. Edward stood in front of me shirtless, his abs sparkling with sweat. We stood in the back yard, neither of us moving. Alice and Jasper sat together in chairs, watching us silently. I was waiting for Edward’s attack.

I breathed in and out slowly, pulling Edward’s mind reading ability out of the depths of my brain. He was reciting the American Constitution in German, but every now and then he broke as he decided what moves he would make. After a while, he attacked.

He leapt at me, a snarl on his lips. A low growl danced inside my throat before I spun out of the way. As he was about to turn, I read his mind. He planned on seeming weak, letting me attack, and then catching me off guard. Good plan, but not good enough.

He hadn’t turned around yet, and I seized my opportunity. I jumped at him, my arms stretched outwards. With an audible snarl, I grabbed his back with my hands, thrusting him forwards. He landed on his feet though, and turned to meet my eyes. He was smiling now.

I took a step backwards, tempting him to attack. He rushed towards me, his feet flying with agility. I lightly stepped out of the way, using the lessons Alice had taught me. As Edward turned around sharply, I slid down into a crouch, avoiding his attack. I nipped playfully at his ankle before jumping back up. He smirked and then leaned in to grasp me.

I plunged into him, but not in a loving way. We were fighting after all. With my brute force, I pushed him backwards, my fists pounding into his shoulder blades. I slammed him against a tree, my hand readying itself to grab his throat. As I reached up, he pushed me back and I land on my back in the dirt with a thud.

He jumped on top of me, pinning me to the ground. A smirk played on his lips. “Hmm…” He smirked, breathing in my face. “Ready to give up?”

I chuckled under my breath. I wriggled my hand free quickly and flung him off, only to pin him this time. “Are you?”

I leaned down and placed my lips against the base of his throat, ignoring the hollow sound I was so used to by now. I gently kissed it, then pulled away to place an eager kiss on his lips.

“Well done.” Jasper and Alice stood up, Alice smiling while Jasper spoke. “It seems you’ve learned exceptionally well in the past months.”

I smiled. I had been learning to embrace the new me. Sometimes it felt odd, but I really was starting to forget what it felt like being clumsy. I never took a step that could lead me to a bloody knee. [figuratively speaking of course]

Edward wrapped his arms around me, ignoring our audience. He kissed me deeply, and I kissed him back. It still felt so good to have all the safety barriers gone. I still found myself getting lost in his kiss, even after the past months…

Alice broke us up. “Come now, there are innocent eyes around.” I snickered, but she ignored me. “Bella…” She said in a more serious tone now. “I think you’re ready to face Forks again.”

Forks. The name sent a familiar wave of pain through my body. The past 13 months had been leading up to this. I’d been learning about the scent of human blood, and practicing from staying away. I’d done shockingly well, and hadn’t even tasted that kind of blood. Carlisle said he thought it was due to my actions. I became a vampire out of my own choice, while the others had no say in it at all. I was proud to know that my actions counted for something.

Still, I wasn’t flawless; I’d nearly butchered an old man laying dying in the cold. I shuddered, not wanting to remember…

Edward’s arms tensed around me. “Not if Bella’s not ready,” he shot at Alice, who remained calm. She knew what my decision would be in the end.

“No, I’m ready. But maybe I should call Charlie first?”

Alice nodded, smiling brightly now. I wiggled out of Edward’s arms and stood up, brushing myself off.

“Let me change first.” I knew I was terrified. I hadn’t contacted Charlie in nearly a year. I couldn’t. I still emailed Renee, but Charlie was technologically impaired. I had been afraid. My voice was no longer coarse and childishly high pitched. It was now soft and musical, and incredibly smooth. I walked quietly into the house, shutting the door behind me. I walked into the living and noticed Rose sitting on the couch, her arms crossed defiantly.

I smirked, deciding to procrastinate for a bit. “What’s up, Rose?”

She smiled as our eyes met. We had grown very close over the last year and month. We often went on little walks together, discussing our pasts.

She shrugged a bit. “Emmett. He’s being unusually quiet, and won’t talk to me. I think he’s planning something…” Her beautiful features shifted into an irritated scowl before brightening. “Shouldn’t you be making a phone call?”

It was my turn to scowl. “Shouldn’t you be minding your own business?”

I climbed up the stairs and into my room. I lay against the bed Edward and I shared. Ironic, considering I couldn’t sleep.

I grabbed a small silver phone, holding it in the palm of my hand, contemplating for a moment. I slowly went to the phone book and saw his familiar name. Charlie.

I’d been keeping careful tabs on him. I’d seen nothing in my visions yet that were hinting impending doom.

My breath varied in length as I felt anxiety swell up in my chest. What would Charlie say?

I clicked his name and pressed the phone against my face. No doubt that everyone in the house would be listening. I let out an irritated growl, and then nearly gasped as someone answered the phone. A voice. A very familiar voice.

“Swan residence.” The voice cooed into my ear like a familiar lullaby, one that I barely remembered.

“Hello?” The voice asked now.

I let out a long breath, irritating the person on the other line.

“Listen, I don’t know who this is, but what do you want!?”

“I-is Charlie there?”

The voice on the other end stopped, and I heard a breath.

“Who is this!?” the voice hissed, now quiet, obviously not wanting to draw attention to himself.

I heard Charlie’s familiar voice in the background. “JAKE! Who’s on the phone!?”

My stomach twisted into knots.

“Hold on one second Charlie!” Jacob’s cheery voice shouted into the next room. I heard a few footsteps scurrying up the steps, and the shutting of a door.

“Who is this!?” his voice was now dripping with anger. Did he know it was me!?

“Does it matter?”

“YES.”

I paused. He didn’t sound like he knew it was me. Why not lie a little, to avoid his questions?

“It’s Alice Cullen.”

I could almost hear the hair stand up on his back.

“What do you want,” he spat.

“I’m simply checking up on him for Bella. Please give him the phone.”

He paused. “You have five minutes.”

I heard the foot steps again, and the exchange of hands. In the back ground I could hear the TV; they were watching a game.

“Hello?” Charlie’s answer wasn’t all that interested.

I breathed slowly. “Charlie…”

“Who is this?”

“Dad… it’s me. Bella.”

I heard something drop, then a nervous laugh. “Nice catch Jacob.” Then he spoke to me.

“Bella, is it really you!?”

If I could cry, I knew tears would be streaming down my face. “Yeah, dad, it’s me.”

I could hear a gasp in the background, and I squeezed my eyes shut. I knew Jake understood what was going on now. That I’d lied, and that it was me he’d been speaking with.

“Bella…” His voice wavered. “I haven’t spoken to you in nearly a year.”

“I know,” I began, “- and I’m so sorry dad. I’ve been so busy. Studying as hard as I can, and I’ve barely had any time. But that doesn’t excuse my beh-“

“It’s okay.”

I flinched. “What?”

“I forgive you, Bells. You’re still my little girl, and I’ve missed you so much. I know you’re sorry, so there’s no reason to let you sit here and waste precious time apologizing.” Just like that, he forgave me?

“Oh… I was thinking I’d come up for a visit. Maybe stay a while… I’d move into Edward’s old house with the rest of the family, but I think we might be here for a while…”

“Is something wrong!?” His voice was alarmed.

“No dad, we’re on break,” I lied. “I just miss you, and I miss Forks.”

There was a pause.

“Bells, that’d be fantastic! When do you plan on coming!?”

I winced, hoping Jacob was out of the room. But I doubted it.

“Uhm, I’m actually on a plane right now. So maybe a day or two.”

I heard a gasp of delight. “Oh Bells! That’s great.”

I smiled slightly. “Yeah. I can’t wait to see you, dad!”

“Me either honey. Hey, would you like to talk to Jacob?”

I paused. “No dad. Actually, I’ve got to go. I’ll see you in a few… I love you.”

I shut the phone quickly. The door slid open and Edward was suddenly by my side, holding me close. I cried dry sobs into his shoulder, and then eventually let my mind wander as I laid silently still. It was the closest thing to sleep I could get.

The next day, we all packed up and left. I was anxious, nervous. Time flew by quickly. Edward had been right. While I was a vampire, time held no meaning. It was just another way to spend your days worrying. I had been surprised when I realized it’d been over a year since I left. Things changed in a year.

I blinked and suddenly realized where we were. I was sitting in the driveway of Charlie’s house. And there was an extra car. A rabbit. I nearly screamed.

Edward nodded, understanding. “Don’t worry Bella… He’s just curious.”

I grabbed his arm as we climbed out of the Volvo, nearly hyperventilating.

Edward chuckled. “You seem very human.”

I rolled my eyes and slowly made my way to the door. I knocked slowly. Charlie rushed to the door. “Bella!”

As if on cue, a bunch of people jumped out of the shadows. Angela, Ben, Jessica, Mike, Tyler, Eric… And then a few faces I didn’t expect. Billy, Sam, Emily, Jared, Seth, Leah, Embry, Quil, Kim…. And Jacob.

A thick silence occurred. Everyone stared at me. I knew that to their eyes, I looked radically different. More like a super model than clumsy old Bella. Edward put a reassuring arm around my waste, which knocked me to my senses. My family had taught me ways to deal with humans. First off, I wasn’t breathing. Their scents were so strong…

Second off, I smiled. Not a shy, delicate smile either. A full blown dazzling smile. And to my surprise, everyone melted. I avoided the pack’s accusing, angry eyes and walked in, hugging Charlie immediately. Surprisingly, I heard a sob.

“Bella!” He gasped, hugging me tighter. I felt the guilt wash over me.

“You look so different. I knew you sounded different… oh Bella!”

I forced a laugh and finally wrenched him away. “Alaska’s been good to me.” And that closed the subject. It was obvious, and I was sure I could handle this party. I would just have to stay patient.

I ran over to Angela and Jessica, hugging the two giggling girls. They blabbed on and on about how I looked like a super model, or better yet, a Cullen. Next was Mike, who approached with caution. I laughed as he eyed me. I had to force myself to stay out of his head; I probably didn’t want to see what was there anyways.

I laughed with old friends, and chatted with Charlie while Alice and the others mingled. But I kept my eyes down, and away from the pack. They pretended to be cheery, but I tried hard not to force them out.

Their scent was disgusting. Like wet dog, magnified, mixed with sulfur. I’d find myself gagging when I was close. I pinched my airway off for good. I didn’t want to smell anyone.

After nearly an hour of running back and forth, I snuck upstairs, and walked into the bathroom. I splashed water onto my face, and looked up into the mirror. In the reflection, to my horror, was my beautiful face – and Jacob leaning against the wall behind me.

I’d never felt anything like it before. My immediate was to turn and rip him to shreds. But I wouldn’t let myself. I would always love Jake… I couldn’t hurt him. He stared at me, scrutinizing me. I shivered under his stare.

“Hi…” I mumbled.

He looked mad. Okay, scratch that. He looked pissed. I’m guessing the soft melodic tones to my voice didn’t help, along with my new appearance.

“What do you want!?” I snapped, now angry. Who was he to stand there and judge me!? To sabotage my meeting with Charlie with his pack. Did he want me to miserable? Did he truly feel all that hate towards me because I left?

“Why… are… you… here?” He stammered, meeting my eyes with a cold and cruel intensity. I held my ground, refusing to look away.

“Nothing you need to worry about,” I spat out, a low snarl rising in my throat.

“We have everything to worry about. Why are you here!?”

I sighed. “Someone is going to come after Charlie,” I stated, beating around the bush. He didn’t need to know every little detail. “I came to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

He paused, his voice softening. “We could’ve taken care of it. You didn’t have to come back…”

“I wanted to.” I answered to quickly, and the crack in my voice gave me away. I swallowed hard. “I’ve missed Forks. I’ve missed everyone. I’ve got great self control, really…”

I could see the disgust at what I meant. He shrugged. “It only takes once.”

I sighed; wishing it never had to be like this. For a brief moment, I could see that he felt the same.

I took a step forward, and instinctively he stepped back.

He smiled sadly. “Things will never be the same, will they?”

I stood there, silent for a moment. “I’m not sure. I would like to say they can still be the same, but I’m not sure if it’d just be a lie to keep myself content.”

He opened his mouth, eyes sparkling. The old Jacob began to show through, and I let myself hope that he was about to say that we could work it out.

But a knock on the door ruined that. I wanted to shout at whoever it was to STAY AWAY! But they entered before I had a chance. And then he entered. Sam, with a grimace on his face.