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Midnight

Summary:
The Cullen’s must leave Forks, however this time they take Bella with them. They begin in a new school and the first day Edward notices something different about one of their classmates. Danger unfolds as the classmate past comes back in search of revenge. Bella, the Cullen’s, and the classmate must work together to survive as once again their lives are put in danger.


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13. Whats Done is Done

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Jay’s Point of View

“You will learn to love me in time!” Troy was standing over me. I was still lying on my side in their privet jet on one of the couches. We were heading over seas someplace. Where? I don’t know. What we will do there? I don’t know. All I know is that I have been torn apart, torn away from people who care about me. I know I did it for the right reasons and I also know what would have happened if I didn’t go with Troy but I will never love him like I do the Cullens. Their faces were so hurt when I walked away, I know they will come to understand why I did what I did today.

“You can’t learn to love! It doesn’t work like that. You just...love someone. It’s not something that makes sense and not something you can learn. As for you, I don’t think you’ll ever learn to care about anyone but yourself, ever! Me, us, this was all about power, none of it was about love. I know that now. I will sulk and you will let me because after today I will do…what you want. Not because I love you, not because I like you but because I know if I don’t do everything you want, you will go back to Jackman and ruin everything I gave my life for. Now I'm going back to sulking!” I hadn’t turned to even look at him as I yelled. I was still studying the pattern that was on the sofa. I could feel him tense standing behind me but he didn’t say anything else before turning to go back to the cockpit.

I knew no one else was on this level of the plane so I sat up a little to look out the window to where we were headed. I gasped at what I saw. We are flying to Italy.

Edward’s Point of View

Jays been gone almost three months. Nothing is the same that it use to be. Alice hasn’t gone shopping, Emmett and Jasper barely play video games or wrestled, Rosalie seems to have stopped caring about everything, Esme and Carlisle act tough for us but I can hear Esme sobbing, Bella hasn’t been the same either. She smiles but it doesn’t hold the same happiness it use to, she has changed.

“Edward! We’re going hunting.” I just nodded at Alice who was walking out the door of the house as she spoke to me. I was home alone with Bella but she was upstairs sleeping. I hate moments like this. I always think about that day when everything I knew changed. I think about Jay running with me and hanging out with my family. She was happy and it’s not fair that she is where she is now.

Edward?! I knew that voice! I spun around looking around the living room. My family had already left. Am I going insane? That voice…sounded like Jay’s. Edward?

Jay? What was I doing? I’m going mental!

A bright light blinded me! Good thing I was sitting down or I would have been knocked off my feet. The room I stood in was white, the walls and the floor seemed to blend together in everlasting whiteness. There standing in front of me was Jay. Her blond hair down and her stunning blue eyes looking at me. Her clothing was bright white also and looked like the scrubs that Carlisle wears.

“Edward.” She looked me right in the eyes and ran over to me. She gave me a bear hug. I just stood there…what was happening. She pulled back and took three steps away from me. “I sucked you into…your mind. I needed to talk to you.” She smiled as she spoke.

“Where are you?!” We could get her back! We could save her! Our family wouldn’t be broken anymore!

“Umm…Italy.” She looked at me scared.

“Why?” I cocked my head to the side.

“Troy made a deal with the Volturi. Actually a bunch of families have.” She looked worried at me.

“Go on.” She nodded and looked down at my feet as she spoke.

“Aro found out that you haven’t changed Bella. He is pissed! Umm…he has kind of made a…race out of it. A bunch of families are competing, I guess you can put it. Whichever family brings Bella back to the Volturi wins and gets to be guards. Edward I’m so sorry! The ‘race’ has already started! Mike just went out hunting. He has been monitoring me; this is the first chance I’ve gotten to warn you. Alice won’t see this in a vision. They have the family’s protected from her visions some how. I don’t know how. You have to change Bella and leave Jackman!” She spoke quickly but swiftly trying to get her points across fast so she didn’t have to dweal with the memories. She looked back up at me and I growled.

“I am not going to damn my angel! Never!” She glared at me.

“We have already had this conversion Edward!” She was mad at me and I could tell that no matter how much I didn’t want to have this conversion we were going to have it anyways.

“No!” The angry that was so present on her face slipped away and she looked up into my eyes.

“Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning for the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want…and just see what happens. I know you want to be with Bella forever, you told her that when you asked her to marry you. Go through on your promise, both of you want it. Why hold out on something that you both clearly want?” She was asking me but I didn’t have an answer to give to her. I just looked at her eyes.

“How have you been?” I switched topics fast and by the smile that was playing across her face she knew that I didn’t have a good reason why I haven’t changed Bella yet.

“Pretty bad. But what’s done is done.” She just smiled as she spoke.

“Yeah, us too. We miss you.” I ran over and hugged her like she had done to me earlier. I steped back after a couple of seconds.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt your family.” I shook my head at her the second she said she was sorry.

“No, we are sorry we didn’t protect you better!”

“Edward!” She looked scared now and I could see the room shirnking. “I’m losing control! Mike is back and he is pulling me out! He knows what I’ve done! Get out of Maine! Tell everyone I-“

I found myself lying back on the living room couch. Alice sprung on me the second my eyes opened.

“What happened?” My whole family was gathered around me.

“How long have I been out?” They had gone hunting and the ‘dream’ or whatever, didn’t seem to last that long.

“A couple hours! We couldn’t wake you. What happened?” Carlisle had taken Alice’s place by my side. Bella must still be sleeping upstairs.

“Umm…Jay.” At the mention of her name I saw everyone’s head tweak up a little. “She pulled me into…well she said my brain, she need to warn me. The Volturi have sent people after Bella. That’s where she is! We can help her!” I lost my train of thought about what Jay had told me.

“What else did Jay say?” Carlisle noticed that I had stopped telling them what Jay had said and he wanted to get back to that conversion and save the other one for later.

“She told me to change Bella and to move.” We had stayed in Jackman, Maine for one reason. In case Jay got away from Troy, she would know where to go to find us. The family drew the same conclusion I did that if we ran we may never see Jay again.

“Did she say anything else?” Carlisle was the only person still near me. Esme was sitting on the floor sobbing, Jasper had Alice wrapped in his arms, and Rosalie and Emmett were sitting on the bottom step to the stairs gazing off not really looking at anything.

“She didn’t get a chance. Mike had been watching her making sure she didn’t warn us, when he went out hunting she reached out to me, but he got back and dragged her out of my mind.” Carlisle nodded before picking up Esme off the floor bridle style and walking up the stairs around Emmett.

I slowly got off the couch and headed for the stairs. As I walked past Rosalie she grabbed my arm stopping me. “How did…how did she look?” She was looking into my eyes, pleading me to say she was alright.

“She looked fine.” She looked into my face and saw I was lying before breaking out into a sob. I heard Alice sobbing in Jasper’s arms and could tell she had heard what I’d said and came to the same conclusion that I had lied. I walked slowly up the stairs into my room where Bella lay asleep; unaware of what had just happened. I walked over to her and sat on the floor staring into her face. Jay was right. This is what both of us want. We want to love, and be with each other forever. I reached my hand out and stroked her jaw bone.

“Edward?” Her voice was groggy as she spoke to me and I smiled as her brown chocolate pools of eyes opened to look at me.

“Yes honey it’s me.” I spoke quietly but I knew she could hear it. She nodded her head but didn’t close her eyes. “Bella…are you sure you want to be with me forever?” She snapped up abruptly then looking down at me.

“Yes Edward! I want to spend eternity with you!” She leapt off the bed and into my lap and I smiled as I kissed her hair.

“Ok.” She looked at me and smiled a huge smile. How was she so willing to give up everything for me? I knew I was acting on selfishness but what was making her act.

“I love you so much, more then you could ever know.” She smiled and kissed my check. I took her head into my hands and laid my icy lips softly against hers and smiled when I pulled away.

“I have an idea.” She smiled at me.

“Now Edward. Please, do it now.” I hadn’t expected her to want to die so soon, I thought I would have at least another couple of nights before she would become persistent in asking.

“Are you sure?” It was the second time I was asking but once I did this, once I killed my Bella there would be no turning back, no way to undo this, no way for her to grow old, have kids, or die of natural causes ever.

“I’m sure I want to be with you forever.” I kissed her check and made my way down her neck before stopping above she shoulders. This was it. “I love you.” She bent down her head and kissed my hair. I kissed her neck and slowly opened my month blowing my breath on her exposed neck, more exposed then it has ever been.

“I love you too.” I whispered against her neck. She kissed my hair again as I moved my teeth closer to her rosy soft flesh. “Forever” I heard her whisper against me. “Forever” I whispered back to her as I snuck my teeth deep into her warm neck filling my month with her life line. That was it, no turning back, what was done is done and I have forever to live and love with my Bella. I pulled away and looked up into her eyes. She was peaceful in that one moment but soon the pain over took her and the three hardest days of my long life would began, harder then my own transformation.

And thus started my new midnight.