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The Pack

Summary:
He found out from her, in her own words, what her plan was. What it was that she had chosen. He wasn't ready for it, and neither was the rest of the pack. Now, they have to decide what to do about it.


Notes:
Disclaimer: Twlight is not mine neither are the characters. Stephenie Meyer thought it all up...good for her!


7. Because

Rating 5/5   Word Count 909   Review this Chapter

Emily’s POV

Together they shouted the word “no” at me very loudly. It hurt my ears and I looked at them in disbelief. How could they not even consider it?

“You’re not even going to think about it?” They shook their heads. “Why can’t you just be reasonable? Why do you have to make everything difficult? I don’t understand why you can’t make everything simpler and forget your grudges!”

Paul growled loudly. “We’re making everything difficult?! No, not us, but them! The leeches! It’s their fault. They came here. They let a human get close. They took Bella in. They left, hurting Bella. Then they came back, taking her away and turning Bella against us. She made her choice, and so have we!”

“Paul, if you just take a neutral stand on this you’ll be able to see things more reasonably. Besides, the Cullens aren’t the only ones that let a human get close.”

“That’s different. I don’t want a neutral stand. I want to kill the leeches, and if that means they break the treaty and we kill Bella as well, so be it.”

“PAUL! How can you say that?! It’s Bella! The same, sweet, innocent girl you got used to having around. You protected her. You liked her!”

“Yes liked, meaning past tense. She betrayed us be choosing her damn bloodsucker over us….”

I cut him off, I’d had enough. “THEY LOVE EACH OTHER! If it were me, I’d do that same thing.”

Sam looked at me sharply as Paul gasped. “What do you mean, Emily?”

“Exactly what I said, Sam. If I were in Bella’s shoes, I would do the same thing. She loves all of you, but you’re not her family, the Cullens are. That is where her heart and soul live.”

“But…” Embry started. I silenced him with a glare.

“Just let me finish.” I took a deep breath.

“They didn’t mean to hurt her. They thought what they were doing was best, even if it wasn’t. They love her, not like a meal or a pet, but really, truly love her, like I love all of you. She’s the parents’ daughter, a sister for the siblings, and Edward’s beloved.

“What they have is so pure, that’s why she forgave him so quickly. He doesn’t see why she was so quick to forgive him, just like all of you. He can’t even forgive himself for what he’s done, but she did. She doesn’t see him as a monster. Why can’t you just let them be happy?

“I know you don’t want her to become a vampire, but it will make her happy, all of them. I don’t want to go back to seeing the broken Bella that was. That was absolutely heartbreaking.

“She doesn’t have the desire to become a vampire because it appeals to her. She wants it for the Cullens, for Edward, for love. She wants an eternity with the man that she loves so fiercely. She would die if that meant Edward’s survival and happiness.”

“Why do you think all of this, Emily?” Jacob asked.

I smiled at him. “Because Jacob, Bella and I are very similar when it comes to love.” I turned to Sam. “If there were a way for me to become a werewolf to ensure my safety and happiness with you Sam, I would do it without hesitation. For all of the reasons Bella wants to be a vampire.”

I looked at my family. “Don’t you see now? Please,” I pleaded, “don’t take away Bella’s life. Don’t take away her family and love. If you wouldn’t take a swipe at her to kill her, that would. The Cullens, Edward…they are her life.”

Same stood and wrapped his arms around me. “I see what you’re getting at Emily, and I understand…to an extent. Every single thing you’ve brought up, you’re right. But they’re vampires and they would be breaking the treaty.”

I pulled away from him. “Damn the treaty! It’s for love, Sam, for love!” Tears began to make their way down my cheeks. Sam wiped them away. “Bella is my friend, I don’t want to know that my family killed her and her family,” I whispered.

Sam nodded his head slightly. “Let’s take a vote. All who wish to continue with the plan, raise you hand.”

Paul shot his hand up. Sam nodded. “Those who want to let it slide?” No one moved. “Those who are undecided?” Jacob, Embry, and Jared raised their hands.

“Jacob, would you really want to break Bella again?” I asked him. “After the first time, if she loses him again, permanently, she’ll never be put back together. She’ll be lost for good.” A few more tears fell down my cheeks. “She’ll beg for death.”

He looked down at the ground in shame. I shook my head in disbelief. I never thought he would just go along with the pack.

Sam let out a heavy sigh. “We’ve heard what both Paul and Emily have had to say. We’ve taken a vote. Those who are undecided, go home and think about it. Paul, go relax. I’ll see you all tomorrow.”

He grabbed my hand and took a step towards the bedroom.

“Sam?” Embry asked hesitantly. Sam turned to him to show that he was listening. “What are you going to do?”

“I have a lot to think about and consider, Embry. The decision we choose is no little thing. It will impact quite a number of people, and maybe even the little town of Forks.”

All I could do, was hope that they would make the right decision. It was in their hands now.